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Fort Hays State University
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Phone: 785-628-5366
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News, People and Events 2018-2019

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Important Dates

  • Free hearing screenings offered through grant provided by Kansas Masonic Foundation on the following dates.  To schedule an appointment, contact Chet Peterson at 785-227-3880 or
    • October 12th: Lindsborg
    • October 26th: Atwood
    • November 2nd: Dodge City
    • February 8th: Anthony
  • The 2018 Run/Walk to Help Children Talk will take place on October 13th, 2018 and will raise money for child scholarships for services and materials at the Herndon Clinic.


  • June 2018 Scottish Rite Newsletter
  • The Marcia Bannister Fund for Excellence will benefit the Department of Communication Disorders through faculty and staff development, graduate student scholarships and assistantships, and will help expand services of the Geneva Herndon Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic
  • Speech Language Pathology Master of Science Program named CSD department “One of the Best of 2018” by
  • The Herndon Clinic received a $250,000 grant from the Kansas Masonic Foundation. As a result, free adult hearing screenings will be offered fall an spring in six western Kansas communities. In addition, services for adults with swallowing difficulties, dysphagia, will be offered in several other Kansas communities. Both services will be provided by graduate students from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the FHSU Herndon Clinic.

Faculty Accomplishments

  • Spring 2018: Marcy Beougher awarded the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences Faculty Service Award
  • Spring 2018: Jacque Jacobs and Dr. Britten nominated for the Pilot Award
  • Summer 2018: Dr. Karmen Porter promoted to department chair
  • Spring 2018: Breanna Taylor presented at the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders national conference.

Student Accomplishments

  • 2018: 16 students submitted poster presentations to ASHA conference in Boston, MA
  • 2018: College of Health and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Student nominees: Katie Hipp (graduate) and Evynn McGinn (Undergraduate)
  • 2018: Students nominated for the Torch Award: Janae Powell, Peyton Broeker, and Lauren Oldham
  • 2018: Christian Swanson finalist for Lighthouse Award
  • 2017: Meritorious Poster Recognition at the American Speech Language Hearing Association
  • 2017: Graduate student, Megan DeWerff, earned the 2017 "Outstanding Graduate Student Award" for FHSU's College of Health and Behavioral Sciences.
  • 2017: Awarded 2nd place finish at the 12th Annual Scholarly and Creative Activities Day at FHSU.

Past Workshop Handouts

Keep your knowledge and skills current. Access the materials and tools provided in previous Communication Disorders and Sciences workshops. These include Loopwriter activities, lectures, intervention techniques, RTI models, start-in plans, and sound brochures.

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