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On April 10 and 11, VRSII Executive Director, Dr. Carolyn Ball presented at the Deaf Studies Today! conference held at University Valley University in Orem, Utah. Deaf Studies Today! is a professional, academic conference that brings together the brightest minds and latest thinking within the interdisciplinary field of deaf studies. The theme for this year's conference was "Waypoints," suggesting a recognition of significant progress in the field of deaf studies, while acknowledging that no final destination has been reached.

Conference key note speakers included Beth Benedict, Professor, department of communication studies, Gallaudet University; Tom Humphries, Ph.D., associate professor, department of education studies and department of communication, University of California at San Diego and Carol Padden, Ph.D., professor, department of communication, University of California at San Diego.

VRSII faculty member, Annette Miner, presented The specialized field of designated interpreting: Roles, relationships and responsibilities at Gallaudet’s International Symposium on Signed Language Interpretation and Translation Research, March 28 - 30. The purpose of the symposium was to promote the exchange of scholarship on signed language interpretation/translation and to serve as a platform for interdisciplinary research from various fields of study including linguistics, communication, sociology, psychology, anthropology and education. Click here to see Miner's presentation.

Keynote speakers included: Terry Janzen, Eileen Forestal and Loraine Leeson.

Press Releases

Feb. 8, 2012

Twelve National Applicants Chosen for the VRSII School-to-Work Program

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Sept. 2, 2011

ASL Interpreter Training Institute School-to-Work Program Graduates 2011 Class

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In the News

Orem Student Training In Prestigious Sign Language Program

It's like speaking a different language, even if it is unspoken. Kristy Mathisen, an Orem resident and UVU graduate, is one of only 12 in the United States to be accepted to the Video Relay Service Interpreting Institute's 2014 summer session.

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MVHS Graduate To Attend Prestigious Interpreting Program

Klaryne Quirarte's grateful she's been accepted to a program that will have such a positive impact on her career.

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Otego Woman Chosen To Study Sign Language

Studying at the VRS Interpreting Institute is "a blessing" and an "honor," Spring said from Salt Lake City on Tuesday.

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Course Completion a Sign of Accomplishment

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Connecting People Through Sign Language

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Pasadena: Local woman graduates from prestigious sign language institute

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Portland Community College Recognizes its IEP Graduates Accepted to the VRSII School-to-Work Program

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