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ETSU’s Silent Bucs to hold Deaf Awareness Week events

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JOHNSON CITY (October 18, 2013) — The East Tennessee State University student organization Silent Bucs will celebrate Deaf Awareness Week beginning Monday, Oct. 21. All events are free and open to the public.

Events include:

     Monday and Wednesday, Oct. 21 and 23: A bake sale and T-shirt sale will be held from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. in the area between the D.P. Culp University Center and the Amphitheatre. Silent Bucs will disseminate information about deafness and raise funds for their organization.

     Tuesday, Oct. 22: The Amphitheatre will be the setting for an exploration of deaf culture and history through speakers and skits from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The presentations will be both voiced and signed to accommodate hearing and deaf members of the audience.

     Friday, Oct. 25: There will be a Deaf Awareness Week Culmination Courtyard Celebration from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the courtyard at the Wayne G. Basler Center for Physical Activity, with old-fashioned games and fellowship.

For further information, contact Jessica Webb of Silent Bucs at or call ETSU Disability Services at (423) 439-8346.