My name is Jaclyn Schiemer and I will be a second year speech-language pathology student in Fall 2013. I look forward to serving as president of URI's student speech-language hearing group with Kristy Wallace (Vice President, graduate student), Lexi Caruso (Treasurer, graduate student), Mary Loveley (Secretary, undergraduate student), and Kristen Troy (Historian, graduate student). We hope to reinvigorate the organization next academic year with meetings that cater to the needs of both undergraduate and graduate students, community service opportunities that are relevant to the major, and fundraising events for new clinic activities. We have many great ideas and hope to work as a team with entire communicative disorders student body.
The local chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association, URISSLHA, will hold a meeting on Monday, October 27th at 7:15 in the Galanti Lounge of the main library (3rd floor). All students with interests in a career in speech-language pathology or audiology are encouraged to attend.
Amber D. Franklin, Assistant Professor at Miami University (Ohio), will be giving a talk titled, "Pronunciation Proficiency in Adult English Language Learners: What do we measure and how do we measure it?" on Thursday, October 23rd from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in CBLS 100. All students and faculty are invited to attend. Attendance is mandatory for graduate students in CMD.