Saturday, November 7, 2015

COMING SOON TO C.S.S : Matt Hamill, "The Hammer!"

The ASL/Deaf Culture Club is excited and happy to announce that Matt Hamill, "The Hammer," will be coming to C.S.S Friday the 13th!! Matt is deaf and is a NCAA three time wrestling champion and a two time freestyle wrestling world champion!

Apart from being a champion wrestler, Matt is also a  motivational speaker and will be coming to C.S.S to talk about his life, facing adversity, overcoming obstacles and following your dreams to achieve your goals. This should be an inspirational, uplifting performance that you do not want to miss! Mark it in your calendars, "The Hammer" will be here Friday the 13th! 

Want a Sneak-peek? 

There's also a movie based off of Matt's life story! 
Check out a preview of it here!

***Want to meet the real "Hammer?" Meet Matt Hamill Friday the 13th!!!***


Hello, Everyone!

It's been quite a while since our last post was made--thank you for being so patient! :)
The ASL/Deaf Culture Club of 2015-2016 has a busy, adventurous, fun and rewarding year ahead of us! In fact, here is a re-cap of a few of the things the club has done already--pictures to be added, soon!

Weekly Club Meetings:

The ASL/Deaf Culture Club meets every Wednesday in Science 3312 from 6:00-7:00. Every week, we discuss future events that the club plans to host, work hard to make those plans and future events happen, learn signs together, and get to know each other! We have a very hard-working, fun and motivated group--we're excited to see what the rest of the year will hold for us as a club!


CAPS, Children and Parents Signing, are free classes put on by ASL interns under direct supervision of professors Monica and Katie Marciniak.  The ASL/Deaf Culture Club takes part in helping manage lessons put on by interns.  The interns create one lesson that is split into two types of structures. One is targeted for children--traditional structure and play interaction are key parts to these lessons. Another is targeted for adults--select vocabulary and sentence structures are taught. The club and other ASL students help CAPS by encouraging children and parents to sign and by being awesome language models! 

*Interested in learning more  about CAPS? Check out our other post about CAPS in the "Events" tab for more information! 

Club Bonding: Bonfire!

Our first club bonding event was filled with 'smores, cinnamon and sugar bread fire-roasted on a stick, music, some signing, stories and fun! We are looking forward to our next club bonding time--soon to be determined! 

Halloween Carnival

Every year, our club hosts the Halloween Carnival! It's a huge hit and this year's Halloween Carnival which took place October 29th, was a blast! Club members worked hard to organize games that incorporated signing, make posters and advertise for the event, gather material for the Halloween Carnival, as well as learning some signs! It was a fun night filled with Halloween costumes, cupcakes, popcorn, juice, signing games and some awesome ASL interaction! 

What's our next Event? 
Our club is excited to share with you that Matt Hamill, "The Hammer," will be joining us Friday the 13th--that's six days from now! Matt is a Deaf wrestler who is a NCAA Three Time Wrestling Champion  and a Two Time Freestyle wrestler! 

* Check out our post about Matt! 

Friday, April 10, 2015

All Abilities Ball

I have exciting news to share! This year the ASL and Deaf Culture Club will be hosting the 7th Annual All Abilities Ball! It will be held Saturday April 25th from 5-8pm and is a free event.  It will be at the College of St. Scholastica's Science Building in the Benedictine Commons.  There will be food, music, photos, and prizes. The dress code is as formal as you wish.  This is a great night where we can all come together to celebrate our unique differences and all that makes us individuals! We welcome you to this fun evening and hope to see you there! 

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Daniel Durant to Return!

Daniel Durant will return to the College of St. Scholastica this February 20th!  His performance will begin at 7:30pm and doors will open at 7:00pm.  Daniel was originally born in Detroit, MI and was raised here in Duluth, MN.  He has gone on to do amazing things, one being the 2014 winner of Broadway World LA Best Leading Actor in a Musical.  Not to mention starring in ABC Family's hit show Switched at Birth as "Matthew."  We are so excited to have him back and we hope to see you all for what is sure to be an incredible performance!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Ed Chevy: A Man from A.S.L. has Landed!

Ed Chevy came November 14th and gave us an amazing workshop and performance.  He took us from seeing "Fireflies", to admiring a "Surfer Girl", to being good "Friends."  His passion and love for both music and ASL seamlessly fit together to showed us a whole new level of ASL and its beauty.  We appreciate everyone who came and helped out with this event. We could not have done it without you! We also are so grateful to Ed for coming and giving us a performance of a lifetime. We hope to bring him back again! For now, aloha until next time!


Friday, November 14, 2014

Ed Chevy

Hosted by the College of St. Scholastica's ASL and Deaf Culture Club, Ed Chevy is performing at the Mitchell Auditorium tonight at 7:30 pm on November 14th. Doors open at 7:00pm and the cost is free. He will giving us a presentation titled "The Man From A.S.L." He will lift you to a living art of sign language rock. He is also known for being a member of the world's only Deaf rock band, Beethoven's Nightmare. The event will be English voice interpreted and no signing knowledge is needed. It will be an amazing and fun performance! We hope to see you all there!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Signing Halloween Carnival

We had a great Signing Halloween Carnival this past Thursday! It was a blast seeing all of the amazing costumes and teaching signs through the carnival games. We can't wait for next year!