PNC American Sign Language Club Summer Activities

By: Purdue University Northwest Last Updated: May 8, 2012

Purdue University North Central American Sign Language Club will host two events on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 on the PNC campus in Westville. Both events are free and open to all community members.


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At 10 a.m. in Technology Building, Room 177, guest speakers Nina and Roger Coyer will share their stories about growing up deaf, attending oral schools, learning ASL at Gallaudet University and pursuing successful careers as educators.

Today, Nina teaches ASL/Interpreting classes at Eastern Kentucky University. Roger is retired after teaching and coaching at Kentucky School for the Deaf.

There will be an ASL Lunch Social following the presentation, from noon to 2:30 the PNC Library-Student-Faculty Building, Room 144.

Participants will enjoy a very relaxed atmosphere with ASL conversation and games and are asked to bring their favorite cards or games to play with the group. Guests may bring their lunch or purchase one in the nearby PNC cafeteria.

Nina and Roger Coyer will both participate in the Lunch Social.

The primary means of communication during lunch will be ASL. This is an opportunity to use ASL for conversation. Participants can be ASL beginners or fluent, or simply interested in knowing more.

Information about the Purdue North Central ASL Club may be found at www.aslclub.info. Information about other events in the community is posted at: www.nwideaf.org.

Further information about the ASL program at Purdue North Central be obtained by contacting Karen Donah, PNC continuing lecturer and Coordinator of American Sign Language, at 219.785.5200, ext. 5432 or kdonah@pnc.edu. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Donah.