Thursday, January 28, 2016

Job Opportunities!

Don't have any plans for the summer?
Not sure if you want to go to graduate school after you graduate?
New job opportunities have been posted under the "Job Opportunity" tab on the blog. We will continue to update the tab as the CSD department receives notification of new opportunities.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

NSSLHA: Diving into CSD

Being involved in campus clubs and organizations is a great way for students to meet people with similar interests and gain leadership and volunteer experience. JMU currently has over 300 student organizations. Many of the clubs offered provide opportunities related to the fields of Speech Pathology and Audiology, including the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSHLA). NSSHLA is a pre-professional organization for any student interested in the study of normal and disordered communication. With over 300 chapters across the country, involvement in NSSLHA can provide networking opportunities and allow students to be informed about updates within the field.
Current president of JMUs chapter of NSSHLA is senior CSD major, Maddy Eskew. Maddy became involved with NSSHLA during her sophomore year and saw it as a great opportunity to gain personal interactions with other CSD students and professors. Along with many possibilities to gain leadership experience, NSSHLA members often have the opportunity to do volunteer work within the department and community. They host fundraisers at places like Chipotle and Bluetique and even have raffles and prizes for students who go to a certain amount of events. The organization also hosts a dinner once every semester to give students and faculty an opportunity to come together, get to know each other, and build connections. NSSHLA holds meetings twice a month and is open to any student interested.
For more information, please visit:
NSSHLA Official Website:

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Office Hours

Office Hours for Spring 2016 are now posted!

  • Hours for faculty advisors on each grade level page 
  • Graduate Advisor hours on the "Student Advisor" tab 
    • These will begin on Wednesday, January 27. 
  • All of the CSD faculty are posted under the "Office Hours" tab 

Hope your semester is off to a great start! 

Monday, January 11, 2016

Welcome to Spring Semester!

I hope everyone had a great break. Faculty are updating their blog pages as I write this, so if office hours are not posted now, check back in a day or two.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Student Advisors!!

Cecilia Breazile and Mary Blake Hinshaw are the undergraduate student advisors! They are first year graduate students in the SLP program, and they both attended JMU for their undergraduate degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders. In addition to their CSD majors, Cecilia minored in Medical Spanish, and Mary Blake minored in EXED and Family Studies. They would love to help answer any questions about the major, scheduling classes, graduate applications, their respective minors, and any other related topic. Their office hours will be in HHS 1142 (directly across from Dr. DePaolis' office). The times will be posted later this week.

Please feel free to email them if you have any questions, concerns, or if you would like to schedule an appointment at a time different from the ones listed above. 

Cecilia Breazile--
Mary Blake Hinshaw--