On this page, you can view the latest information from the VRSII, including announcements, press releases, newsletters and upcoming events. Check back often to learn about all of the exciting happenings at the VRSII.
VRSII Connector Newsletter
In the News
Portland Community College Recognizes its IEP Graduates Accepted to the VRSII School-to-Work Program
Portland Community College (PCC) issued a story about two of its Interpreter Education Program (IEP) graduates being admitted to the VRSII’s School-to-Work Program. Scroll to the final paragraph of the web letter to see the story. The School-to-Work Program provides training that helps recent IEP graduates bridge the gap from graduation to work readiness. Only 12 to 14 students throughout the country are admitted to the program in each cohort. PCC is the largest institution of higher learning in the state of Oregon. Click here to view the story.
VRSII School-to-Work Students Interpret at the Races
The Deseret News issued a story about up-and-coming deaf racecar driver, David Byrnes. Students of the VRSII's School-to-Work Program have been interpreting for Byrnes and his team and for deaf fans in the stands during the 2011 racing season. The VRSII is housed at Sorenson Communications headquarters in Salt Lake City. Click here to view the entire story.
- March Symposium Filled!
The VRSII’s 2013 premiere Interpreter Educators Symposium, “Critical Thinking: Techniques and Tools for Deep Learning and Teaching,” has filled to capacity. Check back in late summer for more information about the second symposium offered during 2013.
For those attending this spring, we look forward to seeing you in March!
- Second Session Offered
A second cohort of the popular class “Distance Learning in Interpreter Education: Design, Integration and Delivery,” by Dr. Len Roberson of the University of North Florida, is now available. The second cohort will be offered April 19 through 21. Click here to learn more.
- VRSII Employment Opportunity
The VRS Interpreting Institute is pleased to announce that it currently has full-time ASL and Interpreting faculty positions available. Click here to learn more about these outstanding opportunities. For additional questions, please contact Dr. Carolyn Ball, Executive Director of the VRSII, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Now Available
The VRSII is pleased to announce a master’s degree program available in partnership with the University of North Florida. Click here to learn more.