Archive for March, 2012

Welcome to the CSD Blog!

by   |  03.06.12  |  Announcements, Current Students, Events, Study Abroad, The Faculty

Welcome to the Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) blog!!!  This is the realization of a dream that started several years ago — to have an accessible way to easily and frequently communicate with alumni, students (current and future) and individuals in our community.   Our plans are to highlight upcoming events as well as news about faculty and alumni.


This week we will all be in San Antonio at the TSHA convention attending seminars and presenting research.  All of our graduate students will be presenting posters on Friday and Saturday mornings.  In addition, there will be an ACU table at the Friday afternoon “University Day” so stop by and see us!


This summer, Dr. Lynette Austin will be participating in the Study Abroad program with the Pre-Health professions.  Students will travel to Montevideo, Uruguay taking coursework in Global Health Care.  They will visit hospitals and clinics in Uruguay and Buenos Aires, Argentina.  I’m excited about this opportunity for students to gain knowledge about differences in health care systems around the world.  The Study Abroad trip is scheduled for every other summer and I hope to participate in the summer of 2014!


I hope you enjoy the information we post and I look forward to hearing from you about where you are living and working.


Graduate Program Sees Growth

by   |  03.01.12  |  Current Students

The graduate program has experienced record numbers in both applications and enrollment.  Our enrollment has averaged 10-12 for several years.  But, with applications coming in at over six times the number of typical student slots, Dr. Baggs, the graduate advisor, indicated that it was time to take additional students for the 2011-2012 academic year.  The result was a cohort of 18 students from as far away as Michigan and California.  Dr. Baggs reports that applications for the upcoming academic year are almost double last year’s numbers with over 130 complete applicants.

See ya at Convention!

by   |  03.01.12  |  Announcements, Current Students, Events, The Faculty

This time next week, the ACU faculty, 40 undergraduates and 29 graduate students will be attending the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention in San Antonio. Dr. Baggs and Dr. Barnett will be presenting research findings related to graduate admissions. The entire faculty and the second year graduate students will also be presenting their research during the poster sessions on Friday and Saturday. Annual University Day events will take place on Friday. Come find our table outside the Praxis Bowl area before the big competition! Hang around and watch our graduate students compete against other universities.