The American Chemical Society Student (ACS) Affiliates Chapter at Augustana has been awarded the Commendable Award for its activities conducted during the 2006-2007 academic year. For that year, over 300 reports were submitted and the Society Committee on Education presented 28 outstanding, 51 commendable, and 96 honorable mention awards. The award winning chapters will be honored at the 235 th ACS National Meeting in New Orleans in April of 2008.
Professors Mary Ellen Biggin and Sally Burgmeier should also be mentioned for their excellent work with the students in the Augustana chapter. The ACS award letter extended “their warmest congratulations to Professors Biggin and Burgmeier for setting such a fine example for other chapters and preparing the next generation of chemical professionals.”
For 65 consecutive years, students and faculty at the Augustana College Center for Communication Disorders have provided assessment and intervention for members of the community who have communication disorders. This year the Center is located in its newly remodeled facility located on the first floor of the Brodahl Building. Currently, the Center is providing services to 88 clients with speech, language, voice, and fluency problems resulting from a variety of etiologies including developmental delay, traumatic brain injury, stroke, cleft lip and palate, vocal nodules, hearing loss, autism, and Down syndrome. Clients, who live in both Iowa and Illinois, range in age from toddlers to senior citizens. This fall, intervention is being provided by 32 seniors majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Student clinicians work under the supervision of faculty and clinical staff, all of whom are licensed and certified speech-language pathologists. The CSD faculty members, Center staff, and CSD majors invite all members of the campus community to an Open House celebration from 2:00-5:00 p.m. on November 9th. Please mark your calendars – tours and refreshments will be available.