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
- 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)
- 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.
- 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.
Student Fellowship application open for FIPSE Grant:
Consortium for Promoting Cross-Linguistic Understanding of Communication Disabilities in Children. Click here for more information.
Congratulations to SLP students Rebekah Edgar, Rachel Farmer, Felicia Engebrecht, Andrea Gianni, and Dr. Nancy Scherer who tied for first place with Eden Treadway, Brittany Zarse, Tyler McMurtry, Bernelda Thomas, Elizabeth Yeager, and Dr. Guntupalli in the 2011 Student Appalachian Research Conference.
Click here to view the Edgar, et. al. poster
Click here to view the Treadway, et. al. poster
Dr Guntupalli was interviewed by the Johnson City Press as well as by the radio station on fluency disorders about the new movie The Kings Speech. You can listen to the interview from the WJCW station Feb 1st audio archive and see the article in Johnson City Press. Feb 1, 2011
Dr. Kerry Proctor Williams Recruiting Children for Language Research Study
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