Communication Sciences and Disorders Newsletter – Fall 2013

In this issue
Message from the chair
Written by Gary Weismer on October 25, 2013

We proudly present you with our second e-newsletter. Last year’s newsletter reached well over a thousand former students and generated an amazing amount of clicks, which reflects our solid and involved alumni base. Thanks for continued recognition of your time at UW-Madison and in our department, as an important and happy milestone along the path of your professional and personal growth.

Chapman writing a second chapter
Written on October 25, 2013

Ever since she was a young girl growing up in Oak Ridge, Tenn., Robin Chapman has loved the written word. She read voraciously and began writing poetry at age 8, all the while laying the foundations for an academic career focused on the development of the skills necessary for such activities.

The Wisconsin Idea in action: Au.D. faculty, students bring hearing healthcare to rural Wisconsin
Written on October 25, 2013

Jon Douglas and Amy Hartman, clinical faculty in audiology, in conjunction with alumna Elizabeth Seeliger (BSE’97, Au.D.’09) from Wisconsin Sound Beginnings and the MCH LEND pediatric audiology training program, have established out-of-hospital clinics for the Amish and Mennonite populations in rural Wisconsin.

Solving speech and swallowing disorders
Written on October 25, 2013

The more Michelle Ciucci learned about speech and hearing science as an undergraduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the more she wanted to know. From acoustics, to human development, to language, to anatomy, to physiology, to neuroscience … there was so much to explore.

Catching up with alumni: Ilene Levine Stern
Written on October 25, 2013

Our featured alumna for this newsletter is Ilene Levine Stern , who earned her M.S. degree in audiology in 1975, when our department was known as Communicative Disorders.

Loon Reunion
Written on October 25, 2013

A flock of uncommon loons returned to Madison in July to celebrate three decades of friendship and one decade of generosity to the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Capstone certificate program opens new possibilities
Written on October 30, 2013

Clinical training programs depend on undergraduate programs to establish the knowledge base on which graduate speech-language pathology or Au.D. training can be built. Many SLP and Au.D. graduate students come to us with an undergraduate degree in communication sciences and disorders, but we have always trained graduate students whose undergraduate degrees were in other fields.

From the Dean’s Desk

Written by John Karl Scholz on October 25, 2013

As the new dean of UW-Madison’s College of Letters & Science, I am delighted to introduce myself and share with you some of the many reasons I am honored and excited to serve the college.