Thursday, August 31, 2017

Welcome Back!

Please explore all of the information.  We have been working to make sure everything is updated for the 2017-2018 school year.

Monday, March 13, 2017


Come out to CSD Speed Dating!


Tuesday March 14, 2017


HBS 1003


A chance to get to know your professors and eat pizza! This is a great way to learn more about your professors and vice versa. You can boost your undergraduate experience simply from becoming more familiar with the individuals who are teaching you (not to mention this can help with future letters of recommendations). In your larger classrooms it can be hard to get to know anyone on a personal level so the CSD Department is giving you the opportunity now! We hope to see you there!  

Thursday, February 23, 2017

NOTICE for all CSD Undergrads!

Ethics Award

This year's Student Ethics Essay Award asks communication sciences and disorders (CSD) students to explore the ethical challenges of independent and evidence-based clinical judgment. First-place winner receives $750 and a complimentary student registration to the 2017 ASHA Convention in Los Angeles! Deadline to enter is April 14.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Graduate Admissions Update

  JMU will be sending out letters of acceptance on approximately March 15.

Congratulations from the CSD Department!

CONGRATULATIONS to CSD students that have been in offered membership in The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi!

You have been elected to membership based on your superior academic achievement. This is one of the highest honors that can be conferred on a student at James Madison University.  Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest honor society and the only one at JMU that elects its members from all academic disciplines based on scholarship.  Standards for election to Phi Kappa Phi are extremely high.  Membership is by invitation only to the top 7.5 percent of second-term juniors, the top 10 percent of seniors and the top 10 percent of graduate students.

Be proud of your accomplishment and we encourage you to accept this honored invitation!

~Dr. O'Donoghue

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Advising Office Hours 2/16/17

Undergraduate Advising Office hours are in Room 1017 TODAY (February 16th) from 12:30-2:00!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

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 $900 per semester award for the Fall and Spring 
semesters of 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 March 16, 2017 
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 26, 2017

Helpful Career and Academic Planning Events

Here are some upcoming events from Career and Academic Planning to take advantage of!

Any of the following would be helpful for CSD majors!

1/31 3-4pm: LinkedIn Hands-On Workshop

1/31 5-7pm: Resume Reviews with CAP staff (walk-in)

2/1 2-4pm: Resume Reviews with CAP staff (walk-in)

2/1 3-4pm: Grad School 201: Financing and Interviewing for Grad School

2/2 4-6pm: Dress for Success (Tips for professional dress on a budget! RSVP

2/8 1:30-3pm: Resume Reviews with CAP staff (walk-in)

2/8 2:30-3:30pm: Resume Writing Workshop

2/9 3-4pm: Grad School 101: Considering and Applying to Grad School

2/9 3:30-4:30pm: Interviewing Workshop

2/10 1-3pm: Resume Reviews with CAP staff (walk-in)

2/16 3-4pm: Grad School 201: Financing and Interviewing for Grad School

2/17 11am-12pm: Interviewing Workshop

2/20 10:30-11:30am: Resume Writing Workshop

2/23 2:30-3:30pm: LinkedIn Hands-On Workshop

2/27 4-5pm: Interviewing Workshop

3/14 11am-2pm: Interviewing Workshop

3/23 11am-12pm: Resume Writing Workshop

3/29 3-4pm: LinkedIn Hands-On Workshop

4/4 3-4pm: Interviewing Workshop

4/12 1:30-2:30pm: Resume Writing Workshop

In addition, there are weekly walk-in hours for resume review every Tuesday from 1-3 in SSC 3210. Aside from walk-in hours, you can make a one-on-one appointment that many have found extremely helpful!

The Career and Academic Planning center is located in SSC 3210.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Welcome Back!!

We hope you enjoyed your Winter Break and have returned to JMU refreshed and ready for the semester! 

There are a couple things updated on the blog that we would like to bring to your attention...

  1.  Faculty Office Hours have been updated for the semester (check them out here!)
  2. There is a new tab called Assessment, this has all information necessary for the mandatory participation of sophomores and seniors in Assessment Day. 
  3. The Peer Advising Office Hours are updated for the spring semester and commenced! (check out the new times here!)
Enjoy your three day weekend!