Friday, January 23, 2015

Kentucky Speech-Hearing Association Annual Convention -News

If you are planning on attending the KSHA conference Feb 25-28th there is an opportunity for students to attend for free. See the notice below.  I would also encourage you to come out and cheer on our praxis team- this is Murray's year to take home the trophy!   

ATTENTION!!! Calling all KSHA Conference attendees!!!

Are you currently a student?  Would you like to attend the KSHA Conference for free? If so, please consider signing up as a student volunteer.  You will be reimbursed you KSHA Conference fee after completion of your duty.  You hand out packets and information from a registration table for a few hours and can attend for free!

1)  Student volunteers are needed to work the registration desk.
     Those who complete their shift will receive a refund of their convention registration.
     Please share the link below and encourage your students to sign-up.

Faculty & Alumni- the convention is looking for session moderators what a great way for MSU to have a presence at the conference and provide service to our state association. Let us know if you are attending we would like to visit at the praxis bowl!

Are you currently a professional?  Please consider being a moderator for the sessions you have signed up to attend! You will be asked to read some provided information about the speaker at the beginning of the session.  It should only take a couple of minutes and it really makes the speaker feel welcome! 

2)  Please consider moderating a session.  Introducing our speakers is one of the reasons our speakers think very highly of our Convention.  I hear time and time again that many associations do not introduce their presenters.  Below is the link to make your selection.

3)  Registration, Sessions and Exhibits Location:  Kentucky International Convention Center 
Registration: Level 1, Bridgeside Lobby, Exhibit Hall 1AB
Don't forget the Marriott has a skywalk over to the Convention Center.   

All questions can be directed to

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Pediatric Feeding CEU course

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Practical TIPS to improve your education!
Measures to take charge of your life!
Time management!  Note taking!  Exam preparation!

Monday,  January 26,  6:00 - 7:30 pm,  Curris Theater


Tuesday,  January 27,  4:00 - 5:30 pm,  Curris Theater


Wednesday,  January 28,  1:30 – 3:00 pm, Curris Theater


Thursday,  January 29,  5:00 - 6:30 pm,  Curris Theater

Offered FREE for ALL students
PLEASE bring a notebook and pen/pencil

Bertus R. Ferreira, BA, BA, MS, MS, MPhil, EdD, CPP, CFE, CST, MIOSH, DABFE, FACFE
Graduate of St. John’s College and the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge, England

Sponsors:  Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Retention Office & Student Government Association

Friday, January 16, 2015


Thank you for being a Murray State Career Services partner. Please share this update with students, staff and faculty.
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Career Services Spring 2015

Murray State University Career Services is excited to announce this semester’s career events. Last semester over 100 employers and organizations came to campus to connect with Murray State University students and alumni to discuss job, internship and advanced degree opportunities. Career Services hopes that students from all majors will take advantage of the following training and networking events.
Table of Contents
Career Services Senior Meetings
#RacerHired Job Search Workshop Series
All Majors Career Fair
Teacher Fair

Career Services
Senior Meetings

Jan 27 - 29 | Curris Center Barkley Rm
All May 2015 graduates are invited to attend one 45 min Senior Meeting. These sessions cover important graduation prep deadlines and dates, up-to-date job search strategies and graduate school application tips and resources. Participants will also learn about available free job search resources. All sessions will be held in the Curris Center Barkley Room and are available during the following times:

Tue, Jan 27 | 4:00 PM & 5:00 PM
Wed, Jan 28 | 10:00 AM & 11:00 AM
Thu, Jan 29 | 12:00 (noon) & 1:00 PM

Contributing Campus Offices: Alumni Association, Bookstore, Career Services, Financial Aid and Graduate School.

Printable flyer: 

All Majors Career Fair

Wed, Mar 4, 2015
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Curris Center 3rd Floor
Regional and national employers and graduate programs are registered to attend the spring Career Fair from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the third floor of the Curris Center. Organizations are recruiting undergraduate and graduate students from all academic disciplines.

Review the list of participating organizations:
Student and alumni participants must dress professionally and bring copies of their resumes.

Job Search Workshop Series

Feb 17 - 19 | 100 Oakley Applied Science
Participants will prepare for and increase their competitive edge in the job search by attending. Each training session is offered twice and cover the following topics:
  • resume & cover letter writing
  • interview strategies
  • business and meal etiquette
  • job search resources & strategies
  • networking & personal branding
  • salary negotiations
  • how to work a career fair
There will also be a resume editing workshop in a computer lab and an opportunity to have a professional photo headshot taken for free. Drop-in events are on a first-come, first serve basis. Space is limited. Come early. View printable session descriptions and detailed schedule:

Teacher Fair

Fri, Mar 13
9 AM - 12 noon
Curris Center 3rd Floor
Education majors are invited to attend this networking event.

Review list of participating schools and districts:
Student and alumni participants must dress professionally and bring copies of their resumes.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Scholarships Available

Welcome Back Students- I know you are dreading starting a new "To Do" list for the spring 2015 term, but this item should start you off on a positve note! The University has multiple scholarships available. Most often our CDI students are not only elegable but very competative. Be sure to check out the links on the website below. Be mindful of the deadline- January 15, 2015.
Best of Luck- kelly

For our friends and alumni, you can click on the Giving Tab on this blog to donate to the MSU Speech & Hearing Clinic Foundation. These funds stay in house and fund student work, continuing education opportunities and our awards ceremony. On behalf of all the faculty, staff and students of the Center for Communication Disorders thanks for giving, this is a big help to us!