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College of Professional Studies

Terri Hutton receives 2007 Chancellor’s Teaching Award

Terri J. Hutton, Clinical Director of the UALR-UAMS Audiology and Speech Pathology Clinic, located on the UALR campus, has been selected as one of the three recipients of the 2007 Chancellor’s Teaching Award from the UAMS Graduate School.

Ms. Hutton was selected for her contributions in graduate education. There is a $1,000 dollar award for professional development.

There will be an award presentaiton ceremony in February.

Congratulations Terri! 


Updated 2.15.2008

Communication Sciences and Disorders Ph.D Student Has Article Published

Communication Sciences and Disroders Ph.D student Laura Shotts will have an article published in the Spring 2008 issue of Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences adn Disorders. The article, entitled “the Impact of Prolonged Pacifier Use on Speech Articulation: A Preliminary Investigation,” is based on her masters thesis and is co-authored with faculty members at Arkansas State University. The Ph.D program in Communicatio Sciences and Disorders is offered through a consortium of teh University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the Univeristy of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the University of Central Arkansas.�

Updated 2.15.2008

Tre Day Birthday Bash Bowl-A-Thon

The annual Tre Day Birthday Bash Bowl-A-Thon to benefit the Tre Day Scholarship Project for the School of Mass Communication will be held Saturday, July 21 at Millenium Lanes in Maumelle.  Registration starts at 2, with bowling beginning at 3.  Come on out and cheer on the SMC teams!�

Updated 5.24.2007

CPS Grants for March/April 2007

The following grants were received by faculty and staff in the College of Professional Studies in the months of March and April 2007:

Cindy Boland-Perez, Institute of Government: $9,500 from the Arkansas State Police for the 2006 Alcohol Impaired Driving Survey

David Montague, Criminal Justice: $28,947 from the Arkansas Dept. of Health and Human Services for In-Service Training for Case Workers

Joe Bryan, MidSouth: $5,616,082 from the Arkansas Dept. of Health and Human Services for the Arkansas Partnership for Public Child Welfare

Updated 5.14.2007

Channel 62 Expands

The School of Mass Communication has been given the green light to hire a new station manager and a videographer/editor for its educational cable access channel 62.  UALR will collaborate with several entities including the Clinton School of Public Service and the University of Arkansas for Medical Services to produce original programming that reflects the educational and public service mission of the university.

Updated 5.14.2007

Zraick will Co-author Leading Text in Voice Disorders

Dr. Richard Zraick in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology has been invited to co-author the 8th edition of the leading voice disorders text The Voice and Voice Therapy. The book has been the leading text in the field for over 35 years and currently commands 65% of the market.  The new edition will be available in spring 2009. Authors: Daniel Boone, Stephen McFarlane, Shelly von Berg and Richard Zraick.

Updated 5.14.2007

Plopper Receives Top Award in Paper Competition

School of Mass Communication Professor Bruce Plopper won the Laurence Campbell Research Award for writing the top paper in the Scholastic Journalism division of the Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Media (AEJMC) this year.  The paper, titled “Measuring Students’ Journalism Career Potential: A Simple Inventory,” identifies the values, beliefs and behaviors that are strongly associated with potential success in the field.

Updated 5.14.2007

Conflict Mediation Student wins at Graduate Research Forum

Heather Best, a graduate student in the Conflict Mediation Certificate Program received top honors in the social science category for her paper presented at the UALR Graduate Research Forum. The paper, titled “Communication Ambiguity and Cosmology Episodes: An Analyisis of Crisis Communication Following the Sago Mine Disaster,” looks at the effect of failures in crisis communication on those who are attempting to cope with the crisis event. Ms. Best is also the Associate Director of the Center for Survey Research in the Institute of Government at UALR.

Updated 5.14.2007

Audiology Student Selected for Research Program at Vanderbilt

Kristy Loftin, one of our first audiology (AuD) doctoral students, has been selected for a two-month, full-time research training experience at Vanderbilt University.  NIH has funded three centers around the country to provide AuD students with intensive research opportunities and this year marks the first round of students to be selected.  The Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology is proud to have one of the first students selected for this national program.

Updated 5.14.2007

Mass Communication student wins award

Mass Communication student Jessica Renard won a third place award for scriptwriting-drama in the regional student competition of the National Broadcasting Society in Dallas on November 18, 2006.

Updated 11.30.2006
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