Tuesday, January 31, 2006

February 6 - NSSLHA Meeting - KH B111

Fellow classmates,

February 6 is our monthly meeting!

We missed many of you last month, so please join us next week! For this upcoming Monday, during the X-hour (6:10 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.), we are hosting a very special guest presenter, Ms. Lisa Aniversario!

Ms. Aniversario is a Speech-Language Pathologist who dedicates much of her time to the Diagnostics Center here at CSULA. (How many of you know that we have a Diagnostics Center? ;) In addition, she is very actively involved with ASHA! Don’t miss out on a chance to meet one inspirational woman! Ms. Aniversario will be sharing about her experiences at the Diagnostic Center as well as her involvement on a national basis as a current member of the Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.

Join us on Monday night for some X-hour snacks and to show your support for those who are making a difference in our field! We look forward to seeing you at the meeting and hope you enjoy our special guest presentation!

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Monday, January 23, 2006

CSULA Graduate School Application Due February 15, 2006

As the deadline for graduate school applications draws nearer, we wanted to let you applicants know, we feel for you! After all, we were in your shoes a year ago! For those of you who are applying for graduate school for Fall 2006, we wish you the best of luck!

*Gentle reminder: CSULA's application deadline is Wednesday, February 15, 2006*

Remember to include:
-Department Graduate Admissions Application
-Transcripts (do not have to be official)
-Three Recommendation Forms (check w/ the COMD dept to see if yours have been sent in!)
-Graduate Record Examination Scores (photocopy or original)
-Letter of Intent (Why do you want to pursue this degree?)

Drop-off or send to:
Department of Communication Disorders
Martin Luther King Hall, Room B119
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90023-8170

For any questions, please call (323) 343-4754.

Lastly, if you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to E-mail your officers! We would be more than happy to answer any questions. Good luck!

Monday, January 16, 2006

Wanted: NSSLHA Audiology Representative :)

Audiology Representative
Graduate student

It's not too late!
We are still looking for a graduate student in the Audiology program to be a liaison, incorporating the needs and wishes of audiology students into NSSLHA events and guest speaking opportunities. This position is until December 2006. Please contact any of the officers for more information and to apply.

Join CSHA today!


Many of you are aware of NSSLHA (woohoo!) and ASHA. Did you know that California also has its own speech, hearing, and language association?

From CSHA’s website:
“The California Speech-Language-Hearing Association [CSHA] is the officially recognized professional association for California speech-language pathologists and audiologists by the national American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).”

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2006 CSHA Convention

Annual State Convention in San Francisco
March 30 - April 2, 2006

Learn about new innovations and various hot topics within our field! Topics that will be covered include AAC, phonology & articulation, literacy/reading, voice, fluency, resonance, and neurogenic/medical subjects. Also check out the job fair!

Registration is $85 for CSHA members and $110 for non-members. The deadline to register is March 13, 2006.

For more information, please go to: http://www.csha.org/convention/convention_main.htm.

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Recruiting Pages for CSHA 2006

Nancy Robinson and Minnie S. Graham are the co-chairs of the Page Committee for CSHA 2006 to be held at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco, March 30 - April 2, 2006.

They are recruiting student page volunteers for the convention. If you are interested, please complete the forms below:
1) 2006 CSHA Membership Application form
2) Prospective Student Volunteer Letter
3) Student Volunteer and Conference Availability form

There are 40 student scholarships offered on a first come, first served basis for the 2006 CSHA convention. The first 40 students who volunteer to page at the conference and submit their (1) CSHA 2006 Conference Registration Form (available in the CSHA Program book to be mailed in late January/early February) and (2) Student Volunteer/Conference Availability Form to Minnie Graham on or before March 13, 2006 will receive a scholarship for their registration fee (approximately $85 value).

Please be aware that all student page volunteers are required to be CSHA members and must register to attend the convention.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Alumni Scholarship - Due January 13, 2006

Taken from the CSULA Alumni Scholarship website:

The Alumni Scholarships support deserving students in their path towards graduation. In 2005-2006, the Association will award 15 undergraduate student scholarships in the amount of $850.00 and 2 graduate student scholarships in the amount of $1,000 per student. Check awards will be distributed at the Alumni Scholarship Luncheon in Winter 2006.


Applications for the 2005-2006 undergraduate student and graduate student alumni scholarships are available in King Hall D-145. Applications are also available online at the CSULA Alumni Scholarship website.

~*~ The deadline is this Friday, January 13, 2006! ~*~

For further information, please contact the Alumni Association at (323) 343-ALUM or e-mail them at alum@cslanet.calstate.edu.

Monday, January 09, 2006

First NSSLHA Meeting for 2006

Thank you to those who showed up -- we hope you felt welcomed!

To those of you who couldn't make it, we missed you! Please join us for our next monthly meeting on February 6, 2006 during the X-hour (6:10 - 7:00 P.M.) in KH-B111~

The meeting commenced just a few minutes after 6:10 P.M. with President Kimberly Ng introducing the officers for 2006 as follows: Andrea Cerda, Vice President; Suzzane Sassoon, Treasurer; Kristin Reisch, Newsletter Editor; Cheryl Liang, Secretary; Carla Sanchez, Undergrad Representative.

We thank the 2005 officers once more for an amazing year: Gwendolyn Meier, President; Julianne Ghiglieri, Vice President; Erin Karels, Treasurer; Patricia Calle, Secretary; Susan Gottlieb Audiology Representative.

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National NSSLHA

We highly encourage students to join the national chapter of NSSLHA for all the great benefits. For instance, "members are eligible for the NSSLHA to ASHA Conversion Program Discount, which represents a significant savings on dues and fees for your first year of ASHA membership and certification." In addition, members receive a free subscription to select research journals.

Membership forms are available in the Clinician Prep Room, or download a membership brochure and application and include payment of $45. Mail the application to NSSLHA, 10801 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. Alternatively, you may call the Action Center at 800-498-2071 and apply for membership over the telephone with a major credit card (Visa or Mastercard only).

**For those of you who are already national NSSLHA members, please be sure to let us know via E-mail so we may submit the appropriate forms regarding your status.**

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Joining the local chapter of NSSLHA at CSULA

For only $5 per quarter or $20 for the academic year (including Summer Quarter), you can enjoy these great benefits:

  • Meet other students in your same field ~ members come from many different backgrounds with a variety of work experience within the field. This is a great opportunity to get to know one another and learn from each other.

  • Network with the graduate students ~ our graduate students have plenty to share about their academic and clinical experience. Members include first year, second year, and part-time graduate students who can give you insight (that the professors can't).

  • Learn about the admissions process ~ many of us have gone through this process and have plenty of information and advice to share for those who are curious and/or just need a little encouragement!

  • Monthly meetings ~ Come hear our guest speakers from the "real world"! Many that have graced us include private practice professionals, to minister, writer, artist, Dyna-Vox (AAC) consultant Rick Hohn, to representatives from renowned companies such as oralingua (especially for you Audiologists out there).
So become a member today! Membership forms are located in the Clinician Prep Room along with additional surveys for you to voice your opinions. (Surveys can be dropped into Locker #23.)

Lastly, support NSSLHA by purchasing from the Student Store in the Clinician Prep Room. Payments are dropped in Locker #23 based on an honor system. ;)

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Ideas for Philanthropy

We have funds to donate back to the community that we are dedicated to serve, but we would love to hear your suggestions as to which organization you think would benefit from our contribution. Suggestions can be dropped into Locker #23.

Our current proposal is to donate to the Bosnia Speech and Hearing Project, but we are still open to suggestions.

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Sunday, January 08, 2006


Welcome to Cal State, Los Angeles's very own NSSLHA website - where you can hear what is happening with our chapter and speak your voice!

Our first meeting of the year will be tomorrow, Janaury 9, 2006 at 6:10pm in B111 in King Hall.

Free snacks and drinks!!

See you there!