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100% Faculty Participation in Giving to the ASHFoundation in 2016!

staff and faculty from Staff Service Awards ceremony

Heath Demaree, Chair, Kori Kosek, Department Administrator, Kellie Shaffer, Department Assistant, Tatiana Riedel, Lee Thompson, Professor, Lauren Calandruccio, Associate Professor

At the 2017 Staff Service Awards Ceremony, Department Administrator Kori Kosek was the recipient of the President’s Award for Distinguished Service, and Department Assistant Kellie Shaffer celebrated her 10 year service anniversary.











Brandi Jett (COSI BA) was selected to participate in ASHA’s PROmoting the next GENeration of Researchers (PROGENY) program at the 2016 ASHA Convention. PROGENY is intended to recognize and encourage promising undergraduate researchers like Brandi.

Nardine Taleb (COSI BA), in collaboration with Kristina Bowdrie (COSI BA) and Brandi Jett (COSI BA) were awarded a Meritorious Poster Submission award. The Meritorious Poster Submission recognition is for proposals judged by the Convention Program Committee to show extraordinary, exceptional, and innovative work. Each Topic Committee had the option of recommending one or two top-rated posters for this special distinction. ASHA received 1901 total poster submissions in 2016, and only 48 were selected for meritorious recognition. The Meritorious Poster Submissions are noted in the Convention Program Book with a ribbon icon and identified in the Poster Hall with a ribbon displayed on the poster board sign. A certificate recognizing the poster submission as being Meritorious will be provided by ASHA.

Meet Blair Gorenberg (COSI IGS), NSSLHA Northeastern Regional Councilor and IGS student in the Communication Sciences MA program.

Alyssa Coreno (COSI MA/PHD) has been selected to receive a Student Research Travel Award to attend the ASHA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, November 17-19, 2016. She was selected for this award because she is the first author on Repetitive Brain Trauma in Athletes & Implications for Current SLP Practice, which was the highest-rated, student-authored paper in its Convention topic area. The purpose of the SRTA is to highlight the research activities of students and encourage careers in science and research.

The COSI 1st year graduate students hostedFACEtime Spinning a spinning fundraiser to raise money for the FACEtime summer camp, which is a clinic geared for those aged 9 to 16 who stutter and want to communicate more fluently and confidently. They were able to raise $1015, almost half of their goal! Many thanks to all those who participated and/or donated.





Psychology’s Lisa Damour writes about how teenagers compare themselves to peers on social media

Psychological studies’ Brooke Macnamara explains study findings on impact of practice

Distinguished University Professor Sandra Russ writes about how children express creativity through pretend play

Psychological sciences’ Brooke Macnamara writes about how practice impacts success




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