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September, 25 2017

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SU HAPPENINGS

SUccess in the City – Central New York

AHEAD: May Webinar Series - Access to Instruction

SU NEWS

OrangeAbility is featured in the most recent issue of 360!  

CALLS FOR PAPERS, CONFERENCES, PARTICIPANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS

Call for Research Participants:

The Charles V. Costello Memorial Scholarship

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

2014 Clothesline Project

An international project on disability needs your support


SU HAPPENINGS

SUccess in the City – Central New York

Please consider joining recent grads, students, and local alumni and friends at SUccess in the City Central New York on May 5 from 5:30 – 8:30 PM. This year, the event will be hosted at Destiny USA 6th floor Skydeck. SUccess in the City- Central New York registration is now open.

AHEAD: May Webinar Series - Access to Instruction

 
The DCC will be co-hosting this webinar series for SU constituents and allies. A campus-wide announcement will be manifesting, soon.  Please stay tuned for more information.  Thank you.
 
 
 
 
Join us this May for the AHEADtoYou! Webinar Series
 
Access to Instruction: #thegrowingimperative
 
The accessibility of all campus electronic and information technologies (E&IT) needs to be front and center, given recent cases such as the one at University of Montana (http://www.ahead.org/presidents-post)
 
AHEAD offers insight, guidance, and tools to help you plan and address E&IT access issues starting now.  In this can't miss series:
 
  • Temple University will share their efforts in developing an institutional plan for E&IT accessibility;
  • Accessible course materials, and new directions in e-text, will be discussed by a representative of Bookshare.org; and
  • We will learn how even the "non-techies" among us can do website accessibility evaluation!
A special feature of the series will be an accompanying Twitter discussion at #thegrowingimperative
 
Please visit http://www.ahead.org/learn/virtual-learning/webinars for more information and our easy-to-use registration form.
 
We're always happy to take your questions at ahead@ahead.org or 704-947-7779 and look forward to sharing this informative webinar series with you.


SU NEWS

OrangeAbility is featured in the most recent issue of 360!  


http://issuu.com/su360degrees/docs/360_spring_go_final_without_printer


CALLS FOR PAPERS, CONFERENCES, PARTICIPANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS

Call for Research Participants:

A research team from Teachers College, Columbia University is recruiting lesbian, gay, and bisexual and/or racial/ethnic minority participants for two studies regarding how various identities impact mental health. Participants are entered for a chance to win an Amazon gift card.
You must be at least 18 years old; reside in the U.S. or Canada; identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual; and identify as a person of color to participate in this survey: Survey 1
You must be at least 18 years old; reside in the U.S. or Canada; and identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual to participate in this survey: Survey 2
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Michael Y. Lau.

The Charles V. Costello Memorial Scholarship

AVRE, a private, non-profit organization that assists people who are blind or visually impaired of all ages, in seven New York and three Pennsylvania counties, is offering The Charles V. Costello Memorial Scholarship Program to individuals who meet the legal definition of blindness or have a severe vision disability.  Below please find the details of applicant criteria.
The Charles V. Costello Memorial Scholarship Program For individuals who are blind or visually impaired pursuing post high school education.
Offered through the Association for Vision Rehabilitation and Employment, Inc.  Supported by Binghamton Lions Club Charities and A.V.R.E. individual donors.
"Education is a journey, not a destination."
Mr. Charles Costello served as a member of the board of directors of the Association.  He was known for his astute leadership, warm hospitality, and wonderful sense of humor.  He encountered a vision disability later in life.  This allowed him to bring personal knowledge of Association services as well as business and community acumen to his board service.
In a career spanning six decades, Mr. Costello served innumerable non-profit, professional and community causes and organizations.  He was an internationally recognized expert on water quality and treatment systems and traveled to many other countries as a consultant.  He served as Superintendent of the Binghamton City Bureau of Water from 1963 to his retirement in 1978.
Mr. Costello had a deep personal interest in higher education, having returned to college after military service during WWII.  He assisted and encouraged many others to pursue or return to post high school education.  It was his community service, dedication to the Association, and love of education that led to the creation of this scholarship program.
Mrs. Beverly Costello and A.V.R.E. established the Memorial Scholarship Program in 2002, to honor the memory and contributions of her husband.  The program is designed to provide financial assistance to blind or visually impaired individuals in the pursuit of career-directed post high school education or training.   Awards (if any) are competitive within the eligibility and priority criteria of the scholarship program.  The program is focused on assisting qualified applicants who are pursuing a degree or certificate in the sciences, technology or business fields.  However, all eligible individuals are encouraged to apply.  All levels of post high school education or training will be considered.
Award Amounts and Number
The program intends to make at least one award per year at the $500 level.  Efforts will be made to increase either, or both, the among and number of awards.  However, the program reserves the right to increase, decrease, not issue, or otherwise change the number and amount of awards at its discretion.  Factors impacting these decisions include, but are not limited to, fund availability, number of eligible applicants and quality of applications as determined by the program.
Applicant Eligibility  (Must meet all criteria.) Residence Students whose home residence is in the New York Counties of Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland. Delaware, Otsego, Schuyler, Tioga, and Tompkins may apply.  Students whose residence is in the Pennsylvania counties of Bradford, Susquehanna, or Tioga may also apply.  These applicants may attend a post high school college or training program within or outside these counties.
Students who are currently enrolled at and attending a post high school college or training in the above New York and Pennsylvania counties, but whose home residence is elsewhere are also eligible to apply.
Degree of Vision
The program is limited to individuals who meet the legal definition of blindness or have a severe vision disability.  Legal blindness is defined as vision of 20/200 or less with best correction in the better eye, or a field of vision restricted to 20 degrees or less.  A severe vision disability for this program is defined as vision of 20 over 70 or less with best correction in the better eye, or the inability to read regular newsprint without the aid of special optical devices.
Academic Standing
Applicants must have graduated from an accredited high school (or be in the final portion of high school senior year), or have obtained a GED.
Enrollment or Acceptance
Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited post high school education or training institution.  High school seniors may submit proof of acceptance and intention to enroll for the coming fall semester.
Priorities
Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited post high school education or training institution.  High school seniors may submit proof of acceptance and intention to enroll for the coming fall semester.
Priorities
The program will use the following priorities as guides in its decision making and selection process:
1.  A priority will be offered for applicants who are legally blind.
2.  A priority will be offered for applicants pursuing a degree or certificate in the sciences, technology, or business fields.
3.  A priority will be offered to applicants based on a higher grade point average or equivalent.
4.  A priority will be offered to applicants whose home (non-school) residence is in any of the 10 counties listed under the residence eligibility criteria.
Applicants must include the following items:
1.  Proof of acceptance of current enrollment at an accredited post high school education or training institution.
2.  Proof of blindness or vision disability.  Current consumers of the Association may request that we use proof on file at the Association.
3.  Proof of home residence.
4.  A one-page description of reasons for pursuing the chosen field and career goals.
5.  A transcript showing most recent or current grade point average.
How, When, and Where to Apply
Submit a complete application package to:
The Charles V. Costello Memorial Scholarship c/o A.V.R.E.
174 Court Street
Binghamton, NY  13901
Applications must be received by July 15 for consideration for the following fall semester.
A.V.R.E.
The Association is a private, non-profit organization that assists people who are blind or visually impaired, of all ages, in seven New York and three Pennsylvania counties.  Originated in 1926 by a group of blind people and incorporated in 1929, the Association provides a range of independent living, learning, and employment services.
The Association generates its income through manufacturing and service contracts, its endowments, donations from the public, and grants.  It does not receive direct financial support from any government agency.
Funding for the Charles V. Costello Memorial Scholarship The program is funded through the generosity of Mrs. Beverly Costello, Binghamton Lions Charities, private donations, and interest earned.
Contributions to this fund or other programs of the Association will be gratefully accepted and acknowledged.  Any such donations may be tax deductible.
For more information, contact Teri Chamberlin at 607-724-2428, or email avreinfo@avreus.org<mailto:avreinfo@avreus.org>.


NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

2014 Clothesline Project


Vera House's Clothesline Project will be coming to Destiny USA soon. The Clothesline Project Exhibit, featuring over 300 shirts created by sexual assault survivors and their allies, will be on display April 30th - May 6th in The Canyon at Destiny USA. American Sign Language interpretation will be available Friday, May 2nd.   

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An international project on disability needs your support


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I've created a new page on Facebook: “THISability for Peace”. My purpose is to use disability potential to promote peace among people, especially among persons with disability from different cultures and countries. Besides, I’d like to produce more literature (including: news, pictures, articles, etc.) on Iranian field of disability, since Iranians' abilities have been neglected not only in the global mainstream media, but also in the global disability studies.

I'll be grateful if you help me to distribute the news of launching “THISability for Peace” project among the persons with disabilities, as well as non-disabled people whose interest is disability. Please do not hesitate to contact me for more information.

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Journalist, Writer

PhD Student at Purdue University, USA


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