March 25, 2008

Community Deaf Pride Day on Campus

WNC hosts event Saturday, April 12

Deaf and hard of hearing people, as well as the hearing community will enjoy Western Nevada College is presenting "Community Deaf Pride Day" on Saturday, April 12, at the Dini Student Center in Carson City.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is open to all, and refreshments will be provided.

There will be a host of free and fun activities including 4-H petting animals, hands-on exhibits by Lowe's Home Improvement stores, cookie decorating, face painting, jump houses, a game room, a raffle, relay games and temporary tattoos.

In addition to the entertainment, information will be available about the latest technology to aid deaf individuals, resources and signing lessons. Signing will be available throughout the event.

WNC's Deaf Studies associate degree prepares students for a bachelor's degree in Deaf Studies. The college offers a dozen courses in American Sign Language, fingerspelling, and sign language interpretation.

The event is sponsored in part by Sprint, Nevada Association of the Deaf, and the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Resources Advocacy Group. For more information, contact American Sign Language instructor Cindy Frank at 445-4407 or at

For additional information, please contact:
WNC Information and Marketing Services
2201 W. College Parkway
Carson City, NV 89703
Phone: 775-445-3234
Fax: 775-445-3198

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