The 2011-2012 academic year has been wonderful and full of exciting changes. You are probably all getting tired of hearing me say that each semester! I cannot avoid saying it. We have new full time and part time faculty, great students, plans for an upcoming “relaxation retreat,” an annual scholarship fundraiser, a 2013 trip to Ireland, and so much more. However, as I reflect on the year and the articles that were submitted to the Newsletter, I feel compelled to point out that the SpeechLanguage Pathology Department is facing one major problem: we have too many exceptional students and faculty who are quite frankly too happy. Is it the water or the air quality that is causing this euphoria? Since I was unable to answer that question, we contacted an independent environmental protection agency to assess the air and water quality in the department. After doing an exhaustive investigation, they were unable to find an underlying reason for this state of joy. The conclusion of the elusive investigators, “speech-language pathology students and faculty appear to be intoxicated by the fumes that come from hard work and success.” So many wonderful people, so many exciting experiences and we are all so grateful. Thanks to the faculty, administrators, and staff who have contributed to the success of the 2011-2012 academic year!
Schmidt, Barbara T. Ph.D., "Let's Talk Speech! Volume 5 Issue 1" (2012). Communication Sciences and Disorders Newsletter. 1.