News & Events

  • The upcoming ASHA Convention 2014 will be an ETSU family affair this year in Orlando! ETSU students and faculty continue the tradition with an impressive participation in the annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association convention. Read more here (7/31/14)
    • ASHA 2014 Co-chairs, Dr. Lynn Williams, ETSU and Dr. Jaynee Handelsman, University of Michigan. ETSU Alumni, Kelli Quick (class of 2002) will perform the National Anthem for the Opening Session

ASHA 2014 Co-chairs

Kelli Quick

  • Hearing Conservation in community music venues: ETSU's Audiology program and the Student Academy of Audiology are helping to prevent noise-induced hearing loss caused by the high sound levels at local music venues. More here (5/7/14)
    • Picture of AuD students, Devon Shock & Heather Hamm, working under the supervision of Dr. Krisztina Johnson, on the Hearing Conservation Project (7/18/14)

  • Congratulations to Dr. Brenda Louw for being awarded the 2014Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award by the ETSU Graduate School. Way to go, Dr. Louw!. (5/5/14)

Dr. Louw with Dr. Noland (President, ETSU) and Dr. Cecilia McIntosh (Dean, School of Graduate Studies)

Louw Award 2014 Grad School Award

  • Congratulations to ASLP Students for the following 2014 Graduate School Awards!

    • Ms. Kristin Hunzicker for the Outstanding Speech-Language Pathology Student Clinician Award

    • Kristin 2014
    • Ms. Andrea Forrester for the SLP Capstone Case Project Award

    • Andrea Forrester 2014
    • Ms. Maria Carolina Thur De Koos, Mary Katie Long, & Ashley Meredith for being selected as the 2014 US DoE Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) scholars

    • Mary Long Ashley Meredith 2014
    • Ms. Kathryn Philippe for the Laurie A Higgins Audiology Scholarship

  • Don't miss out on the 2013 Sol Adler Conference at the University of Tennessee! This year's speaker, Kathryn Kohnert, will address "Bilingual Children with Language Impairment: Assessment and Treatment". The conference will also host Devin Casenhiser, a current faculty member at UT, will present "Fostering and Assessing Functional Language in Children with Autism" during the luncheon. Please click here for more information!

  • 2013 Seventh Annual Intermountain Brain Injury Conference: The Crumley House: A Community-Based Model of Brain Injury Treatment & Intervention.
    April 5, 2013. Click here for the brochure and more information.


  • Update FIPSE Grant: Drs. Louw, Williams, and Scherer were awarded a FIPSE (Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education) Grant from the U.S. Department of Education  to support cross-linguistic and cultural exchange of students to learn about clinical management of communication disorders in children in the US and Brazil. Our Brazilian partner universities are the Universidade Federal de Santa Maria and the Universidade de Sao Paulo-Bauru, and our USA partner is the University of Northern Iowa.  Activities in 2012 -2013 will include an Internet-based course, Webinar Modules, Language Cultural Educational Exchanges (including 4-6 week exchange in Brazil in May 2013), and participating in research projects.  For more information, please follow this link - US-Brazil Cross-linguistic Consortium in Speech & Hearing Sciences
  • Congratulations to the 2012 graduating class! Click here for pictures of the event.

                                      Hooding Ceremony

  • SLP Graduating Student Lori Smith's capstone project on the effectiveness of motor speech intervention for a child with autism has been chosen to receive the ETSU School of Graduate Studies and ETSU Graduate Council Outstanding Capstone Award for 2012. Congratulations Lori!

  • Nicole Payne received first place in the Clinical Research and Case Studies Biomedical and Health Sciences Oral Presentation category at the Appalachian Student Research Forum for her oral presentation titled, "Musical Training Influences Temporal Processing."  Congratulations to Nicole and her faculty mentor, Dr. Saravanan Elangovan.
  • World Voice Day: Free Voice Screening April 16th from 10a-4p. Click here for more info.
  • Local Resident, Louise Skalko, helps improve awareness of Cochlear Implants in Tri-Cities. Click here for JC press article.
  • Congratulations to Ms. Nicole Payne, 2nd year AuD student, for being awarded the prestigious Annual Audiology Scholarship from the Tennessee Association for Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists (TAASLP) Foundation. Ms. Payne is the first ETSU AuD student to receive this honor while Ms. Olisa Horton was the first ETSU SLP recipient for this award last year.  Ms. Payne will be officially awarded this scholarship during the annual TAASLP meeting to be held on October 21-22, 2010, in Nashville, TN.
  • ETSU receives $250,000 grant for exchange student project with Brazil universities
    Drs. Brenda Louw (Chair, Dept. of ASLP), Lynn Williams (Professor, Dept of ASLP & Associate Director, Center of Excellence in Early Childhood Learning and Development) and Nancy Scherer (Dean, CCRHS) were recently awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to promote cross-linguistic understanding of communication disorders in children through a student exchange program with universities in Brazil. The purpose of this grant, which was prepared in collaboration with other US Universities and Brazil partners, is to foster student exchange and curriculum development, as well as language and cultural skills, among US-Brazil speech-language pathology and audiology students. This consortium will also to promote cross-linguistic understanding of communication disorders in children.

    Dr. Brenda Louw recently co-authored a book titled " HIV/AIDS Related Communication, Hearing, and Swallowing Disorders".

    Find more information here