Open House, Class Selection and Tennis

Hello everyone!

Long time no see! Sorry for the delayed update, but these last few weeks have been absolutely hectic. All the classwork plus the great weather we have now is making my semester just a little bit busier. The last few open houses have been great! I’ve had the opportunity to meet some accepted and prospective students and to show them campus has been great. For those of you who decide to come to RIT/NTID in the fall, find me! I would love to catch up and welcome you to campus.

I also was able to give a tour during the RIT/NTID math competition for deaf and hard-of-hearing students we had on campus a few weeks back. Even though most of the students for the competition were still in middle school, I could definitely see them becoming RIT students in the near future…every one of them!

With only a few more weeks in the semester, the coursework has been in full swing. The past few weeks my major assignment that I’ve been working on is my capstone for the interpreting program. Learning not only to write in a more formal academic, but also to learn how to read research has been valuable and will help me for my future. My future being graduate school, hopefully.

While some of my classes have me sitting in a classroom, my wellness class, tennis, has me doing just the opposite. We started a tournament just the other week and have been competing with each other to see who the eventual winner will be. It’s been great to learn a sport over the span of the semester that I wouldn’t have learned without this opportunity. Wait, let me explain what a wellness course on campus means. It’s just like a high school gym class, except that it focuses on one sport or topic instead of a dozen of them. While a student at RIT, you’re required to take two wellness classes. Since tennis is my first one, I’ll be looking to take my second wellness class my senior year and I’m currently looking to take handball. But we’ll see!

Finally, one of the most exciting and sometimes stressful events happened for a majority of students on campus just last week…picking classes for next year! Since I will be finishing my major’s classes this semester, all I have left to take for next year are some of my minor courses, general education classes, and my free electives. Free electives are some of the most fun you can have in class. For example, there are classes such as foods of the world, theater and creative writing. For me, I’ll be taking two next fall–furniture design and bookbinding. Let’s just say I cannot wait for my classes next year. You’ll have to keep reading my blogs next year to see what other classes I will be taking!



About Michael

Major: American Sign Language-English Interpretation

Hometown: Frederick, Md.

Why I chose RIT: RIT has a rich community, and offers many activities and opportunities for me to get involved.

Clubs/Activities: Member of RIT Club Soccer Team and student worker for Residence Life.

Hobbies/Interests: I love playing and watching soccer as well as hanging out with my friends.

What I like best about RIT: Making lots of friends is so easy here.

Favorite T.V. Shows: “Avatar” and “Teen Titans.”

Fun fact about me: I’m a CODA (Child of a Deaf Adult)

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