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The Newsletter of the Association of College Educators - Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Volume IX, Number 2, May, 1997

1998 Conference in Lexington, Kentucky

The ACE-DHH 24th Annual Conference will be held in Lexington, Kentucky on March 6,7,8 and 9. Lexington is located in the "Heart of the Bluegrass State" and internationally recognized as the horse capital of the world. Of course, activities are being planned for you to take advantage of the equine experience. The Bluegrass airport is within six miles of our hotel site with complimentary transportation provided. Lexington is also easily accessible from the Louisville airport (103 miles) and Cincinnati airport (111 miles).

Lexington is more than just a beautiful place surrounded by picturesque hills and historical attractions. Lexington has more horsepower than Indianapolis--thoroughbred racing at legendary Keenland, harness racing at The Red Mile, 1,000 acres of horses and exhibits at the Kentucky Horse Park-- the area is home of numerous equine champions. Lexington has more spirit than St. Louis--fine bourbon continues to be produced in several famous distilleries within driving distance. Lexington has more discoveries that Columbus-- with over 200 antique shops, galleries and Appalachian craft boutiques, the area is a shopper's paradise. Lexington has more Taras than Atlanta-homes of Henry Clay, Mary Todd Lincoln, and the incredible Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. These are just a few things that Lexington has to offer.

The Hilton Suites of Lexington Green has reserved 60 luxurious suites for members/families at a cost of $95.00 single/ double occupancy. Children stay free. If you choose to drive, rent a car at the airport or come by horse, ample parking is available at no extra charge. Again, complimentary inside shuttle service is provided to and from the airport. Please confirm your reservations by February 12, 1998 directly with the Hilton Suites at 606-271-4000 or fax 606-2730-2975. The Hilton Suites complex is connected by patio plaza to the Lexington Green Mall which features a comedy club, restaurants, the massive Joseph Beth Bookstore, and upscale shopping.

If you have questions regarding accommodations or Lexington in general, please contact Karen Dilka at Eastern Kentucky University by phone (606)622-4442, e-mail ( or Fax 606-622-4398. Y'all come to Lexington now, ya hear?


Please be sure your dues for the 1997-98 year were paid up as of the 1997 conference. If unsure, contact Davie Mercaldo at 208-236-3809 or (e-mail). Thank you!

ACE-DHH Establishes Award

As one of its official acts, the new Executive Board of ACE-DHH determined that an annual award process shall be initiated. Two awards were designated. The first is the Honorary Emeritus Membership award which will be given to recognize the distinguished career of teaching, research and service in the preparation of teachers. All rights and privileges of membership are provided for life, without payment of dues. The second award is the Innovation in Teaching Teachers of D/HH award which will be given to stimulate innovation in the development and dissemination of new design for courses and curricula. A monetary award and publication of a paper in the ACE-DHH Monograph are provided. More information about the awards and process nomination will be in an upcoming newsletter.

Monograph Submitted to ERIC

The monograph of the 32rd annual conference of ACE-Dhh has been submitted for publication in the ERIC system. Watch upcoming newsletters for access information.

A Warm Welcome to Our Newest members

This year ACE-DHH has approximately 10 new members. The Executive Board wishes to extend to you a warm welcome to our organization.

1997 Business Meeting Minutes

The minutes of the Business Meeting were not available at printing. They will appear in a future newsletter.

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