Jan 23, 2017
Gail Richard, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, took office as the 2017 president of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) on Jan. 1. In this role, Richard works to advance the objectives of ASHA and its 186,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.
Richard has been on the faculty at Eastern in communication disorders and sciences for 35 years, including 14 years as department chair. She retired from the teaching faculty in May 2014 to serve as director of a new initiative—the Autism Center on the EIU campus. In her current work with the Autism Center, she conducts evaluations, consultations and educational workshops.
“I am honored, humbled, and excited to serve ASHA members as their president in 2017," said Richard. “It is a wonderful opportunity to encourage greater awareness of the impact communication disorders have on the lives of those served by ASHA members as well as foster progress in cross-disciplinary collaboration."
Posted: Jan 09, 2017
CFR FUNDING FOR SUMMER 2017 PROJECTS
2017 SUMMER RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY GRANT COMPETITION -- DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017
In accordance with the 2012-2017 EIU-UPI Unit A agreement, Summer Research and Creative Activity Awards are available this year. The awards are for research and creative activity projects conducted between the end of the spring semester and Aug. 31, 2017, by tenured/tenure track faculty in Bargaining Unit A. Approximately 20 awards of $4,000 each in the form of personal services payments will be granted. Faculty who wish to apply for funding should apply online (see here) or hand deliver their proposal to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, 1102 Blair Hall, no later than noon on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. Researchers who have previously received a CFR grant and/or Summer Research and Creative Activity Award should make sure all progress/final reports are on file in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. To obtain a copy of the application materials, please visit our website. Applicants should be sure to use the most current application forms. If you have any questions, please contact Bob Chesnut (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 581-8453.
ROBERT W. CHESNUT, Director, Research and Sponsored Programs
Posted: Dec 13, 2016
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