Here's what happened at the meeting today:
Announcement from your fellow CSD major Roni:
- The ASL Linguistics lab she works in is having an open house THIS COMING SUNDAY, Oct. 20th from 1-4pm to present research to the deaf community in Austin
- She needs VOLUNTEERS who are in ASL 3 or 4 to provide childcare and greet people at the open house. Please be able to commit to 2 hours.
- CONTACT her at email@example.com if you're interested in volunteering, or would like to learn more about her research in ASL, indigenous sign language, or visual language disorders!
- Capitol School Letters
- we have an opportunity for 20 members to be matched up with 20 Capitol School kids as pen pals for the semester
- we plan to have members visit Capitol School on Oct. 25th (time TBA) to meet their pen pal and give them their first letter
- sign-up is first come, first served, but please sign up HERE if you're interested, and we'll keep you updated about whether we were able to match you up with a child.
- you will receive 1 service point at the end of the semester for writing 3 letters
- Best Buddies Halloween Carnival - Sunday, Oct. 27th, 4-6 pm
- we will be pairing up with children and adults with autism
- sign up here!
- Thanksgiving Baskets - Tuesday, Nov. 26th
- we'll be making thanksgiving baskets for needy families at our general meeting on this day
- will be worth 1 service point
- Texas School for the Deaf 5K - THIS SATURDAY, Oct. 19th
- CLICK HERE FOR FLYER
- we need volunteers to run booths, set up and take down
- preferably ASL 3 or 4 students; confident ASL 2 students welcome as well
- volunteering with our booth, attending the festival ($10) or running in the race ($30) all count as service points
- be sure to sign in with an officer!
- Austin's Pizza - THIS FRIDAY, Oct. 18th, 5-10pm
- tell the cashier you're with UT NSSLHA
- send Morgan your receipt to receive your fundraising point
- sign in with Hillary and stay for one hour between 6 and 8pm for a SOCIAL POINT!
- (for those 21 or over, the bar does count)
- Fuzzy's Tacos - October 25th (Time TBA)
- Monster's University at the Union Theatre - THIS THURSDAY, Oct. 17th at 6pm
- get there a little early, please :)
- check in with Hillary
- Austin's Pizza! (see above)
- Surprise! Because Ashley is generous, you may pay dues until THURSDAY
- Ashley will be in BMC THIS WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16th from 2-5pm to collect dues
- if you can't make it, please e-mail her
FINALLY.......Senior Advice Panel!
- Ashley Marnell - a fellow NSSLHA member and CSD Senior
- transferred into CSD late; graduating this fall!
- volunteers at Austin Speech Labs, Capitol School AND Texas School for the Deaf
- Her advice: don't be afraid to get involved in volunteering, even if you don't have previous experience!
- she also volunteers with a deaf youth group
- go to austindeafevents.com if you're interested in opportunities like this or others
- e-mail Ashley at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hayden Lambert (one of our awesome co-presidents!):
- Co-Leader of the Austin Chapter of the National Stuttering Association
- Part-time job at Bilinguistics, which does speech therapy for bilingual children
- Has done research under Dr. Byrd and under Dr. Van der Feest in the PPP Lab
- His advice: talk to your professors as much as you can and get to know them as well as possible!
- Shelby Crooks (our other lovely co-president):
- does research in the HABLA lab
- volunteers at Capitol School
- Her advice: contrary to what anyone may tell you, get your observation hours done before graduating! Some grad schools will want you to have that done in order to apply!
- the CSD program now requires you to enroll in the observation class CSD 140L to complete your hours
- you can observe in class by watching the videos Dr. Bedore shows, observe outside of class by volunteering at places like Capitol School or Austin Speech Labs, observe in the UT Speech and Hearing Clinic, or online through the Master Clinician website (costs money to join)
- Sarah Schmitt (that's me! your secretary)
- I transferred into CSD from Linguistics, and I actually Didn't get in the first time I tried!
- what helped me the most during this process was going to talk to professors for advice on my application
- I volunteer at Capitol School
- Last summer I did research with Dr. Franco in a speech study on kids with autism
- I enrolled in UGS 320 to do this, so I got upper division credit!
- if you're not upper division yet, you could alternatively register under UGS 310
- My advice: go to an Undergraduate Research Info Session where they TEACH YOU how to get involved in research, from figuring out what professors you'd like to work with, to how to ask a professor to let you do research with them
- Go HERE and click "attend an info session"
- Go to the CSD faculty page to determine what CSD professor's research you might be interested in
- Ashley Dowell (our lovely treasurer)
- Her advice: don't forget that study abroad opportunities are available, even to CSD majors!
Sarah Schmitt, NSSLHA Secretary