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Optimizing Care Across the Gender Spectrum, a one-day workshop on Saturday, April 6, provides tools for speech-language pathologists and educators.  
Pre-CSD Club and Public Health Club are hosting a March 4 screening of the documentary "Who Am I To Stop It." The documentary is tied to National Brain Injury Awareness month.
Dr. Kerry Mandulak
Dr. Kerry Mandulak, faculty member in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, has been selected as a participant in the 2019 CAPCSD Leadership Academy.
In Pacific University's Transgender Voice Program, available through the Pacific Psychology & Comprehensive Health Clinics in Portland and Hillsboro, speech-language pathology students help transgender women learn to modulate their voices to sound more traditionally feminine. “I don’t have to pass, but I want to have the option,” said client Lana “Blue” Zeitler.
Alex Marchbanks working with an older community member
Alex Marchbanks is a recipient of the Aurora “Rae” Peters ’65 Endowed Scholarship for undergraduate students who complete the CSD minor and are admitted to the SLP program. Peters, a speech therapist, and her husband, Clark ’65, MSEd ’70, met as students at Pacific. In 2011, they established an endowed scholarship to honor her support of the SLP program.
Audiology and Communication Sciences & Disorders programs receive $80,000 gift from the Eugene Hearing & Speech Center, to be split evenly between the two programs.
An endowed faculty grant allowed Pacific University Associate Professor Rik Lemoncello to launch the project of his dreams: a bakery that helps people with traumatic brain injuries return to work and fun. Sarah Bellum's Bakery & Workshop opened in Summer 2017, offering hands-on experience for students in Pacific's speech-language pathology program.
The School of Communication Sciences & Disorders launches an online series of post-baccalaureate courses to help students prepare to apply for the master of science in speech-language pathology program. Space is available in the Fall 2015 courses. Email csd@pacificu.edu for application information.