Caring for Your Voice: Maintaining Vocal Health for Teaching

School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders alum, Elizabeth Lanza, a Speech Language Pathologist at the University of Utah Voice Disorders Center, invites faculty to attend an online workshop, Caring for Your Voice: Maintaining Vocal Health for Teaching. The workshop will be

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CHHS takes on Corn Fest

When thousands of people flocked to DeKalb for Corn Fest last month, a group of Huskies joined them. More than a dozen College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) students, faculty and staff were part of the CHHS’ inaugural appearance at the

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NIU faculty explore how aerobics and strength training improve brain function

We understand that exercise improves cardiovascular health. But recent research shows that aerobics and strength training also boost brain health and function – in both healthy adults and those with stroke, dementia or other cognitive impairments. Jamie Meyer In fact, Jamie Mayer,

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Communicative Disorders Student Association (COMDSA) wins prestigious campus-wide award

The Communicative Disorders Student Association (COMDSA) was recognized for their contributions to NIU and the community as winners of the 2021 Kevin D. Knight Outstanding Student Organization Award. The Kevin D. Knight Awards are presented annually and commemorate the life of Knight,

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College of Health and Human Sciences names 2021 Dean’s Student Award winners

Each year, NIU College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) recognizes one undergraduate student from each academic program with the Dean’s Student Award. Students selected for the award have demonstrated significant achievement and leadership in the areas of scholarship, campus and/or community

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Former professor shares perspective with communicative disorders students

The Communicative Disorders Student Association (COMDSA) welcomed Sharon Sandridge, section head of Hearing, Speech and Balance Services at the Cleveland Clinic and vice president of Audiology Practices for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to their virtual chapter meeting Feb. 16. Dr. Sandridge

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School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders students take home top honors

A team of students from the School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders took top honors in the first-ever Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ISHA) ethics video contest. Madelynn Parrott, Megan Nordstrom, Emily Atchison, Tiffany Jacob and Gracie Strohm are executive board members of

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NIU Alum Natalie Libot shares creative parenting tips in Chicago Parent magazine

NIU alum Natalie Libot was featured in the January/February  issue of Chicago Parent magazine for her savvy parenting skills. “We were handpicked to be featured in a piece about cabin fever busters,” said Libot, who graduated from the NIU’s College of Health and

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The Magic of Music to Enhance Language Production

Jamie Mayer makes magical things happen. No, she is not a magician. Rather, Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy (ISLL) affiliate Dr. Mayer is a professor in NIU’s Speech-Language Pathology program within the School of Allied Health and Communicative

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Community Outreach

A little inclement weather didn’t deter the School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders Outreach team from promoting their clinics on Oct. 1. Carrie Callahan (pictured) joined Joy Robackouski, Mariah Cheyney and Sherrill Morris during the DeKalb County Community Expo that took

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