(AP) -- The chimes that normally ring out over the quad at the University of Illinois are being silenced as part of
International Week of the Deaf.
The chimes in Altgeld Hall's tower went
silent Tuesday night and will remain that way until 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Matthew Dye is a professor of speech and
hearing science. He tells The News-Gazette in Champaign the university's Sue Wood works as
what is known as a chimesmaster. Wood agreed to silence the chimes.
Dye says several dozen people also have
signed a pledge to remain silent Wednesday.
The university's observance of International
Week of the Deaf also will include 25 Illinois
School for the Deaf students performing the National Anthem in sign language at
Saturday's Penn State-Illinois football game.