EKU to devote housing for deaf culture

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by Bethanni Williams

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 22, 2013 at 5:08 AM

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) -- Eastern Kentucky University is planning to devote two floors of a residence hall for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
 
The floors are scheduled for the change in the fall and will also be for students majoring or minoring in interpreter education, deaf education or deaf studies.
 
The Richmond school has one of only nine nationally accredited baccalaureate degree programs in American Sign Language and interpreter education.
 
In a news release, EKU says the first two floors of eight-story Walters Hall will be devoted to what it is calling a living-learning community.
 
Each floor will house 40 students, with one floor for men and one for women

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