On October 23, 2013 the University of Colorado Boulder chapter of the National Speech Language and Hearing Association (NSSLHA) held the second annual “Beers for Brains” fundraising event at Avery Brewing Company. Nearly 200 students, faculty, and members of the community gathered to support two organizations dedicated to improving the lives of people with communication challenges: Brain Buddy and the CU Speech, Language, and Hearing Center (SLHC). Ticket sales, donations, and silent auction purchases totaled an incredible $3,248! CU NSSLHA thanks everyone who attended this event. We also thank our sponsors: Avery Brewing Company, Savory Cuisines Catering, Allina Robertson, Altephryn Jewelry, Angela Paladino, Art Mart, Boulder Baked, Blissful Mama Massage, Boulder Book Store, Brasserie 1010, C+M Designs, Core Power Yoga, The Cup, Eldo Esthetics, Hapa Sushi, The Kitchen, Kronen, Members of Brain Buddy, Morgan Newberg, Oliverde, Ozo Coffee, Paul Morrison Colours, Paula Messamer, Savory Spice Shop, Sippin N’ Painting Hampden, Sturtz and Copeland Florists and Garden Center, Sushi Tora, and Violette Boutique.
Graduate Program Information Sessions: SLHS holds informational sessions for prospective graduate students throughout the application season, typically monthly from July through November. The next dates are Friday, September 27 and Monday, October 21. Please RSVP here. If you would like to be notified when future session dates are posted, please complete the response form here. For a detailed description of application requirements for all SLHS graduate programs, please refer to http://slhs.colorado.edu/admissions. To access the application system, proceed to the University of Colorado Boulder Graduate Admissions page.
On October 30, 2013, we had a wonderful celebration of more than 50 years of education, research and services at SLHS. Gail gave an inspiring overview of our current work in adult and childhood research and services. The impact of such a small department is tremendous. The night was an incredibly moving recognition of our institutional history and commitment to learning, with literally GENERATIONS of educators, alums, current students, and CLC alumni kids and families, from Rita Weiss, founder of INREAL in the 60′s/70′s through Miranda Aragon, current student! The night was capped off by a viewing of the film: In The Child’s Garden: The Educational Legacy of Frances & David Hawkins, created by former CLC Director and current webmaster of the alumni website http://www.speechlanguagepractice.org/, Cynthia Gray. A special thank you to all of those who attended to celebrate, and to Gail, Christie, Susan, and Cynthia for putting together an inspiring (and delicious) night! Looking forward to more learning and great work ahead.
Ramesh Kumar Muralimanohar, Ph.D. student in SLHS, was selected by the CU Office of International Education to receive the Muneeb Kamal International Student of the Year Award this year in recognition of his outstanding contributions to promote international understanding.
Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate, Garrett Cardon, who was just informed that he’s been awarded a New Century Doctoral Scholarship by ASHA for his Ph.D studies. The award is presented at the Founders Breakfast at ASHA.
The Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (SLHS), University of Colorado Boulder, invites applications for an Open Rank (Full, Associate or Assistant Professor level) tenured or tenure-track position in cognitive and/or neuroscience aspects of speech or language disorders beginning August 2014. Full Position Description. Applications are accepted electronically at http://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/71453
Master’s Candidate, Miranda Aragon, was invited to participate in the Minority Student Leadership Program through ASHA. The MSLP is a leadership development program established for undergraduate seniors, master’s students, and AuD students who are enrolled in communication sciences and disorders programs, and PhD students who are pursuing a research doctoral degree. Out of 135 national applicants 40 students were asked to participate in the program during ASHA’s 2013 National Convention.
Congratulations to Professor Lorraine Olson Ramig and Assistant Professor Phillip Gilley and their coauthors for having their manuscript, Innovative Technology for the Assisted Delivery of Intensive Voice Treatment (LSVTLOUD) for Parkinson Disease selected for the 2012 Editor’s Award for the American Journal of Speech Language Pathology.
Doctoral candidate, Garrett Cardon, was awarded an F-31 Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health to support his dissertation research.
Twelve SLP-MA students from SLHS participated in Talking with Technology Camp to hone knowledge and skills regarding AAC. Each was assigned to a “TWT Camper” and a cluster group with TCH-AAC specialists to learn: how to program and use devices, more about available software and interfaces, how to facilitate campers participation with communication devices throughout the week in all activities, and explore alternatives and strategies that go into reports that parents can use with caregivers and SLPs in schools. A wonderful opportunity for new learning and adventures with SLP specialists. Students report this specialized practica opportunity allowed them to learn more from the campers themselves. See companion story at
Angela Wuelling, 2nd year MA-SLP candidate, recently received word that she is the recipient of the prestigious Sam and Millie Hilburn Scholarship in the field of Childhood Language Disorders. This scholarship is offered by the Supreme Council of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry for the Southern Jurisdiction located in Washington, D.C. Congratulations Angie!
Miranda A. Aragon, Sarah Gyory, and Noelle Mitchell have all been awarded scholarships from the Dwight A. Hamilton Scottish Rite Foundation Graduate Scholarship fund.
Congratulations to two of our outstanding graduate scholars in speech-language pathology, Miranda A. Aragon and Bethany Franklin, who have each been chosen to receive a $750.00 scholarship award from the Colorado Speech, Language and Hearing Foundation. This honor is based on outstanding academic and clinical performance and letters of support from faculty. Recipients were selected from a pool of outstanding candidates this year by the CSHA Foundation Board of Directors. The awards are named in honor of Elizabeth (Betty) G. Jancosek, PhD, an exemplary professor at SLHS for many years and who also taught Speech and Hearing Science courses at UNC. Her mentorship and advising, care, consideration, and support for all of her graduate students is etched in our memories. Thank you to the Foundation for providing scholarships to such deserving graduate students.
AuD candidate, Nicole Cyr, received the Outstanding poster award for scientific merit for her poster: “FM use for young children: Benefits and challenges” at the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention conference in Phoenix, Arizona in April 2013. Though there was a student competition, Nicole’s poster award was in the overall judging and was in competition with all other posters.Doctoral candidate, Mallene Wiggin, is a recipient of the University of Colorado 2012-13 Graduate Student Teaching Award. She will be honored at a reception on May 3rd.
Congratulations to our members of the new SLHS Graduate Advisory Committee: Hannah Glick, AuD/PhD; Megan McMullen, AuD; Ramesh Muralimanohar, PhD; Terri Cusick, MA; Miranda Aragon, MA; Rachel Smith, MA; and Elizabeth Meyer, MA.
The Colorado Speech-Language-Hearing Association would like to recognize Kathy Hardin for her work in developing the concussion screening program for athletes at CU. The American Speech-Language and Hearing Association allows each state association to nominate a candidate for the State Clinical Achievement Award. Then, from among the State Achievement Award recipients, one individual will be chosen as the recipient of the 2013 Louis M. DiCarlo Award for Recent Clinical Achievement. Kathy was selected by the CSHA Board of Directors to be Colorado’s 2013 nominee.
The American Academy of Audiology proudly announced that Christine Yoshinaga-Itano, Ph.D., received the Jerger Career Award for Research in Audiology. She will be honored at the Academy Honors and Awards Banquet in April during the AudiologyNOW! conference.