Tag: Allied Health and Communicative Disorders

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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Grant received to research workstations and brain function

Two NIU professors have secured a grant to investigate the effects sitting and standing workstations have on brain function. In-Sop Kim, assistant professor in speech-language pathology, along with Jaejin Hwang, assistant professor in industrial and systems engineering, secured a grant from FOCAL Upright, a furniture company, to conduct the research. Prolonged sitting and sedentary work, the physical…

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Audiology students volunteer at retirement center

Each month NIU Student Academy of Audiology sends volunteers at OakCrest Retirement Center in DeKalb with clinical professor, Dr. Diane ScheckLong.  Members assist in performing cerumen management and clean and checks of resident’s hearing aids. Almost more valuable, however, is the chance to chat and connect with members from a different generation.

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Introducing the Audiology Alumni Board

Each year, a group of alumni from the NIU Audiology program travel from all over the country to share their knowledge, practices and experience with NIU audiology students and faculty. We asked some of our alumni board members for their thoughts on our program. Here’s what they had to say: Rachel Magann Faivre, Au.D, (’14) Hearts…

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Student earns coveted fellowship at BoysTown

Second year AUD student Anastasia Grindle has received at T35 research fellowship for the summer at Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, Neb. She is the first NIU Audiology student to earn this highly competitive fellowship. She will work in the Audibility, Perception and Cognition Lab at Boys Town. The lab aims to describe how amplification, language and…

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Audiology students awarded travel funds

Audiology students Steven Taddei and Michael Mangini , recently received recognition for their work in the form of $1,000 travel awards from the American Auditory Society, one of the predominant research organizations within the field of Audiology. This highly competitive award is funded by the National Institutes of Health. The students, along with their mentors…

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