Monday, March 25, 2019

Thinking about Grad School? Not sure whether to apply?

On Friday, April 5th, from 12:00-1:00pm a presentation will be held to discuss applying to graduate school. The presentation will focus on the application process, how to find programs that fit your qualifications, and how to create a back up plan. The presentation will be held in HBS G45.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Robin C. McKay Memorial Scholarship

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
is now accepting applications for the

Robin C. McKay
Memorial Scholarship

This is a $1900 award for the Senior year.  This is not a need-based
scholarship but, rather, is awarded to a well-rounded and academically proficient student studying in the fields of Speech-Language Pathology and/or Audiology.
                      To be eligible for the McKay Scholarship you must:

·     Be a CSD Major
·     Be a Junior (rising Senior)
·     Have a minimum GPA in the major of 3.25
·     Have completed CSD 200, 207, 208, 209, 300 & 301

                      To apply for the McKay Scholarship you must:

·     Submit a resume of past accomplishments/achievements
·     Write a brief personal statement as to future goals/aspirations 
(no more than 1 page)

Materials must be turned in to the CSD departmental office by 5:00 PM February 27.

Questions should be directed to Dr. Pavelko, HBS 1004,

The McKay Scholarship was established in 1988 by family and friends in memory of Robin McKay, a student in the CSD department at JMU.  After finishing her undergraduate degree, Robin joined the Peace Corps for two years.  She founded a program for deaf children in Kingston, Jamaica.  Robin died suddenly, just days after finishing with the Peace Corps and weeks prior to entering graduate school in Audiology. The recipient of this scholarship will be given a biographical sketch of Robin, and the McKay family is provided the name and contact information for the student that receives the award.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Scholarships for Audiology Students!

Scholarships for Audiology Students;
Spead the Word
CaptionCall is pleased to provide up to eight $3,000 Scholarships for Graduate Audiology Students.
Please pass along this information to all eligible students. The application deadline is 3PM CST on January 17, 2019.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Be current postsecondary undergraduate planning to pursue graduate study or current graduate-level student studying Audiology
  • Plan to enroll for the entire upcoming acedemic year in a full-time graduate level course of study in audiology at and accredited school in the United State. 
  • Have a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0.
To learn more about the CaptionCall Scholarship Program visit or click the link below to apply.
CaptionCall | 4215 S. Riverboat Road, Salt Lake City, UT 84123
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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Assessment Day

Any student in 207, 208, and/or 209 (anyof these) for the first timeor graduating seniors of May/December 2019

Tuesday February 5th9:00 am

HBS G010 for seniors 
HBS G040 for sophomores

WHAT to bring?
#2B pencil, an eraser, and a positive attitude!

Additional Questions about the CSD Assessment? See the CSD advising blog for information or contact:
Dr. Christina Kuo (
Dr. Yingjiu Nie (

Friday, November 2, 2018

New Elective

Dr. Christina Kuo is offering CSD 490-0003: Special Studies in Communication Sciences and Disorders in the upcoming Spring semester as an elective.

This is a 3-credit seminar course that is a focused study of selectted topics in communication sciences and disorders. The course will offer opportunities to examine clinically and theoretically relevant issues in research on human communication and aims at highlighting the interdisciplinary nature of communication sciences and disorders. The nature of the course will also provide opportunities for exposure to research and research methods. The course will incorporate hands-on learning experiences such as literature review, labs, and writing exercises.

The topic emphasis for Spring 2018 will be on the understanding of speech, and through an examination of this, speech production, perception, and relevant topics will be surveyed. Understanding of speech, or intelligibility, is a topic relevant for speech, language, as well as hearing sciences and associated disciplines and fields of study. Effective communication requires that a person produces speech signals that are sufficient for the communication partner to receive and decode. The underlying mechanisms associated with intelligibility, the theoretical development of a framework for understanding intelligibility, and its clinical relevance will be considered.

Approval and permission is required for enrollment in this course. If interested, contact Dr. Kuo (

Monday, October 8, 2018

Spring Registration

Spring registration starts on November 5.  

Cheyenne, our peer advisor, will have extended office hours the weeks of October 22, 29, and November 5.  

Students have two options:
  1. Attend regular office hours (Mondays and Fridays 11-12:30)
  2. Email to schedule an appointment if they are unable to attend office hours.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Summer Linguistics Study in York, England

Summer Linguistics Study in York, England: There will be an information session on the study abroad program in York. It will be hosted by students who went last summer. They will be in HBS 4043 on October 10 between 11 and 1. Stop by anytime to talk with them about their experiences. Also, please note, there was a misprint on the study abroad website. The program is during the month of July (not the dates previously listed on the website).