Wednesday, October 15, 2014

MSU Homecoming 2014

Murray State University celebrated the 2014 Homecoming “Racers Across America” this past weekend. As for NSSLHA, it was another successful Tent City/Homecoming filled with fun, friendships and Racer pride. Despite the wet and cool weather conditions, NSSLHA members were out in full force as they mingled with Communication Disorders faculty, graduate students and even some alumni. Tent City is a tradition at MSU that we are so fortunate and proud to participate in. It was a joy to see the smiling faces of everyone that stopped by our tent! To top it all off, the Racers completed the afternoon by earning a win over SEMO in double overtime! Go Racers!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

CDI Senior Shows Outstanding Professional Service Skills

Bullying has become a hot topic in across the country. Senior CDI major Krista Scott teamed up with Ms. Anna Dicus’s  to help  4th graders at Harrelson Elementary to take a stand against bullying. 

Krista helped the students better understand intellectual disabilities are the impact of bullying on these individuals. She used a toothpaste analogy for hurtful words, once they are out you can't put them back without leaving a mess! 
We are so proud of your initiative and efforts-  thanks your CDI faculty and staff

Alumni Reception

Guess Who I ran into....

  Renea Sageser Class of 2003

Renea and I were at an executive board meeting for the Kentucky Speech and Hearing Association in Lexington Kentucky. How fun to catch up.  Since graduating from Murray State University Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology Renea has had a very successful career.

Renea is CEO of Associates in Pediatric Therapy (APT), a therapeutic clinic practice providing services for children with special needs in Metro Louisville, Lexington and Southern IN. APT was founded in October, 2007,  by Renea Sageser, who was then a stay-at-home mom. She officially opened her practice in January, 2008, in Shelbyville, KY.  Today she has over 70 employees  and continues to grow. Among her employees are other MSU grads!

Way to go Renea and we are so proud of your success! 
Check out the link to her practice:

Thrilling Grilling

Students and Faculty from the Center of Communication Disorders
know how to have a good time. We all let loose at the COEHS picnic..
Look who can wobble! 

We enjoyed seeing friendly faces of our current NSSLHA members and  and meeting new CDI students.  
Who is that handsome man????

Thanks Dr. Davis, you got us giggling with that photo bomb!

Cover Girl

Again we have a cover girl among us!

Check out this cover page of  Tennessee Home & Farm!
Our own second year graduate student Denise Wright is featured with her family. The story tells all about Denis's pumpkin farm! Denise we knew you were a superstar now everyone else does to!

Here is the link so you can read the entire piece about one of our favorite MSU graduate students in speech-language pathology!

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