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From Katie Hosmer, MSU Student:

Looks like we’re back in business! Sorry for the repetition…


This Friday at 9:30, the Board of Trustees will be meeting on the fourth floor of the Admin building at MSU. Come at 8:30 and bring your signs!

At 9:00 we’ll head up to the meeting. It is imperative that as many of us show as possible—the BoT must know that this is important for Deaf and signing communities in Michigan! Stay if you can for three wonderful speakers:

Scot Pott, President of the MDA
Melissa Rich, representative of the Deaf community
Natalie Grupido, an instructor at MSD

Bring friends! Park at Breslin, it’s cheaper. If you want to plan a carpool or need a ride, contact Katie Hosmer at hosmerk@msu.edu. We will try to make sure everyone who wants to be there can be there.


Keep up the email blitz! A trustee approached a working interpreter and mentioned they had never received so many emails in support of a program before… don’t slow down! Copy the following emails in to your mail client and send them a one sentence reason why they should keep the deaf ed program open!

strausk@michigan.gov, jcaustin@umich.edu, bauere@michigan.gov, jccurtin40@hotmail.com, ndanhof@earthlink.net, mmcguire313@gmail.com, RTurner@ClarkHill.com, ulbrichc@michigan.gov, flanaganm@michigan.gov, thompsonj3@michigan.gov, lucyjif@aol.com, mfoster@msu.edu, dbyrum@byrumfisk.com, MCTACMM@aol.com, dnugent@gracelandfruit.com, fayleneo@msn.com, perles@msu.edu, diannwoodard@aol.com, presmail@pres.msu.edu, cames@msu.edu, kwilcox@msu.edu


Talk to a friend who doesn’t know anything about sign language or deaf ed and explain how important this is. The more people we can get to show up to meetings, email the board, and spread the correct information the more likely we are to get MSU’s attention!

Also, sign up for our email list at

Save Deaf Ed at MSU | Google Groups

  1. Mom
    February 11, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Someone recently wrote to Dean Ames and asked if the College of Education had plans to eliminate or restructure any general education programs. Dean Ames would not answer that, instead responding, “You can go to the MSU website and learn all the programs across campus that are being eliminated and there are many across all colleges and not just programs that deal with special needs or disabilities.” So far I can only find the statement that 15 programs are being eliminated, including Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. We know Deaf ed an ASL are also being eliminated. All of these serve special ed students or persons with disabilities. They also serve Deaf people, tho SLPs serve many others, also. But it looks very discriminatory to me. Does anyone know if the College of EDUCATION is eliminating any general ed programs?

  2. Heather
    February 12, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    As far as I know I have not heard anything on any other College of Ed programs being cut, but I’ll look into it some more.

  3. Carole
    June 20, 2010 at 12:36 am

    I find more infomation that might help answer to the comment who is Mom about Colle of Education;

    1) http://www.reg.msu.edu/AcademicPrograms/Programs.asp?PType=DP

    2) http://www.reg.msu.edu/Read/UCC/sc110509.pdf

    3) http://www.reg.msu.edu/AcademicPrograms/ProgramDetail.asp?Program=2256

    I hope that helps a bit!

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