Tag: Allied Health and Communicative Disorders

PT professor becomes board certified orthopedic clinical specialist

Dawn Brown, PT, DPT, OCS, a NIU Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education in the DPT Program, has recently become an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. Orthopedic clinical specialists are experts in evaluating, treating and managing patients with orthopedic conditions. Some of these conditions include sprains, strains, tendonitis,…

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CHHS student named outstanding hospice volunteer

Sierra Davis, a NIU senior rehabilitation services major, has been recognized as an outstanding hospice volunteer by Unity Hospice of Western Illinois. The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce shared the following press release about Davis’ recognition. Unity Hospice of Western Illinois proudly recognizes Sierra Davis, of DeKalb, Ill., as an outstanding hospice volunteer. Each month, Unity…

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Alumnus named hospital employee of the month

From the Clinton Journal: Christopher Monkman of Clinton, Illinois was  named the May Employee of the Month at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln, Illinois.  Monkman has worked at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital for six years. Monkman earned an associate of science degree from Heartland Community College and a bachelor of health science degree from Northern…

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NIU clinic offering aphasia treatment group

June is National Aphasia Month. Aphasia is a communication disorder affecting over 2 million Americans. According to the National Aphasia Association, aphasia is an impairment of language, affecting the production or comprehension of speech and the ability to read or write. It is always due to brain injury. Aphasia can affect a person’s ability to…

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Student Audiologists attend world conference

The NIU SAA wasn’t about to miss out on the largest gathering of Audiologists in the world. This year 19 NIU SAA members attended the AudiologyNOW! convention in Indianapolis, IN, hosted by the American Academy of Audiology. Students were able to peruse the exhibit hall, network with alumni (pictured here!), attend talks by some of the leaders…

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Celebrate Dr. Greg Long’s retirement

Dr. Greg Long is retiring after many years of service and contributions to Rehabilitation Counseling, the School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders, and NIU. There will be a celebration 3 to 5 p.m. May 9, in the Sky Room at Holmes Student Center. Please RSVP by May 1 to Katelyn Kozinski at kkozinski@niu.edu.

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Audiology professor earns mentorship award

Audiology instructor Blythe Kitner has been chosen to receive one of the NIU Presidential Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) Outstanding Mentor Awards. The award  recognizes individuals of any gender who have who have shown exceptional commitment to advancing the career and/or educational goals of NIU women students, staff and/or faculty. Those chosen for the…

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COMD student recognized for volunteerism

COMD post-baccalaureate student Trevor Miller, who begins our graduate program in speech-language pathology summer term, has been recognized by Unity Hospice of Western Illinois as an outstanding hospice volunteer. Miller and his accomplishment was recently featured in a DeKalb Midweek news story.

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Dean’s Award recipients announced

The College of Health and Human Sciences recently recognized outstanding undergraduate students in each academic program with Dean’s Awards. Criteria for the award included a GPA of 3.5 or better, demonstrated significant achievement and leadership in scholarship, campus and/or community activities, and professional service. The following students were awarded a plaque and a letter of commendation:…

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