Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Saturday, November 30, 2013


Our Dudes Do Speech Therapy Too!
We had a great time at ASHA! Jasmine, Megan and I went to Chicago and learned so much! We also had the opportunity to visit with many of our former students! Oh by the way we were also recruiting for our newly opened Ph.D. position. During one the many adventures we had, several young men who were enthusiastic about the profession told us about Dudes Do Speech Therapy Too. This is a Youtube video showcasing males in the field.

MSU CDI is proud to showcase our Dudes!
We have two we are proud to call our own: 
Dr. Steve Branson  & John P. Thompson! 



Click on image to link to video! Enjoy. 
John P.Thompson- AAC Instructor







Thursday, October 31, 2013


Introducing The MSU CDI Alumni Advisory Council!

The Communication Disorders Program is thrilled to announce the formation of the inaugural Alumni Advisory Council! The current faculty and staff of the program are dedicated to building a strong community of CDI graduate alumni.  We value your expert opinions and  insights and enjoy hearing about your professional and personal successes. 


Stephanie Hobbs, Cheryl Crouch, Kristen Wheeler, Natasha Henry, MaryAlexia Wells, Donna Alexander
Not Pictured:  Carla Heckman, Erin DeLancey & D'arcy Belt 

The purpose of the council is to advance, strengthen and promote the MSU CDI Program. We enthusiastically support the MSU CDI Alumni Advisory Council's connections with graduate students, graduate faculty, alumni and community stakeholders as they strengthen our program's local, regional and state presence. 


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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Congratulations to Dr. Payne
It is with mixed emotions we are announcing the retirement of  Professor, Dr. Pearl Payne. 
Please join us in wishing her all the best with her retirement! 

                                         Dr. Kalinski, Chair AHS, honoring Dr. Payne 
From the Chair of AHS: 
  • Professor Pearl Payne is an MSU alum, earning both her BS and MS in speech-language pathology.
  • Professor Payne earned her Ph.D. from UT Knoxville and although she returned to Murray and supports the Racers she still bleeds orange!
  • Since her return to MSU Dr. Payne has been invaluable to the CDI program, department, college and university, serving as program director for CDI as well as Department Chair.
  • Professor Payne is the president of the Black Faculty Staff Association and serves on the Presidents Commission for Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Professor Payne was also very active with the Kentucky Speech and Hearing Association serving on the board in multiple roles over the last ten years.
  • Professor Payne has also served on several national committees for the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.
  • Dr. Payne has been particularly fond of getting the intro students excited about the profession.
  • Professor Payne is a talented writer and has many publications!

The CDI faculty appreciates the many contributions Professor Payne has made over the years and she will be missed! We hope she stays connected with the program and program faculty!

Chair
Department of Applied Health Sciences
Michael Kalinski, Ph.D., FACSM

Friday, August 2, 2013

CDI Summer!

Wow what a great time for our CDI students! While many of our undergrads have been having fun in the sun our Grad students have been working their ...well working very hard!

In May we welcomed back the Class of 2014 who now officially become known as our "Second Years".
Congrats guys you had a great first year!

We also met the the Class of 2015! Welcome to the Grad Program in Speech-Language Pathology.

Summer went by fast with all the clinic and academic demands of grad school!

A few years ago, Dr. Miller asked me to get the second years to say a few words at orientation to welcome the incoming class.  It just so happened those guys were a bunch of jokers and had some fun with it, telling the newbies 10 things they needed to know to survive grad school. They set a bit of a precedence because each year as we carried on the tradition the presentation has become even more entertaining.

This year as the spring term came to a close members of the Class of 2014 came to me asking about their participation in orientation. Well this year's remarks from the Second Years to the First Years were the most entertaining! They have set the bar very high for next year's orientation.

The starlets of this entertaining movie have given their permission for me to post! Click on the link to YouTube to see the wisdom the Class of 2014 shared with the newbies!