Thursday, September 11, 2014

Dear CDI Students, 
Have you ever wondered how we pick the assessments or interventions we use? We do this based on the principles of evidence based practices (EBP). With this approach to practice speech-language pathologists and audiologist compliment their clinical expertise with empirical support when selecting assessments and interventions. We also consult with our stakeholders and consider what they value to make a decision. As you pursue graduate education and certification you will be required to be a consumer of evidence found in empirical studies. Our librarian Candace Vance is offering you a session, especially designed for future speech-language pathologists and audiologist. 
I encourage you to consider attending this opportunity. Life beyond MSU is more than submitting a paper for a grade, it is about being the best at what you do. You wouldn't go to a doctor who was not current in their field so don't expect our clients to do the same. 
Enjoy this scholarly activity- kelly

Thursday, September 4, 2014

NSSLHA Back to School BBQ

On September 2, 2014, the Murray State University NSSLHA chapter hosted the highly anticipated and always fun back-to-school BBQ event at Chestnut Park. This annual event is held with the purpose of welcoming incoming students, reuniting with familiar faces of returning Communication Disorders students, and mingling with the faculty of our program. 

Despite wet and muggy conditions, the BBQ was an extreme success. We had over 70 students and faculty in attendance. It was also a pleasure to have the Dean of our new college, Dr. Whaley, come introduce himself and discuss the new dynamics and structure for the College of Education & Human Services. All in all, it was a great afternoon filled with delicious food and lots of interaction among underclassmen, upperclassmen, and faculty.

We would like to say thanks for making our first event grand!


Monday, September 1, 2014

Back to School Playlist

Center for Communication Disorders Back to School Playlist
Check out our Go To Songs 
for getting into the academic routine: 

Have a great term, let us know if you need anything, 
especially a study song to inspire your scholarship. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A visit with Dr. Gmelch

"Make sure your worst enemy doesn't live between your own two ears."
Laird Hamilton - Surfer

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

SLP Graduate Class of 2016

Class of 2016

The torch has been passed! The Class of 2016 successfully completed the first term of graduate school! 

Thank you Class of 2015 for all you did for the First Years on their first day. You made them feel welcome and helped calm their nerves. I especially want to acknowledge Dana, Caitlin, Jillian and Brooke,  you ladies were a big help to the CDI faculty and staff! 

New Kids in Town

The SLP Graduate Class of 2016 arrived on campus May 27th. It was a tough selection process but we believe we have accepted 28 of the best graduate students from across the country. We accepted many of our own MSU undergrads as well as students from all over the region and as far away as the east coast!

Orientation was overwhelming for the First Years, but just when the members of the Class of 2016 were wondering what they had signed up for, the Second Years (Class of 2015) arrived and saved the day.

The Class of 2015 had created a video of the first year experience from their perspective! This video was a humorous and entertaining take on  graduate school. It was followed by another video from the Second Years in which each student shared a piece of advice for surviving the first year! We are so grateful to the Second Years for their effort in welcoming the First Years as this really contributes to our CDI community. We are so proud to call you our own!

These videos and the shared lunch experience which followed helped take the edge off Orientation and set the First Years up for a successful summer.

Thanks SLP Class of 2015!!

Enjoy the show!