The Department of Communication Disorders received a $140,000 grant from ReSound, an international hearing solutions company, to create an alternative metric for pediatric hearing aid fittings. The two-year study--led by Dr. Kelli Watts along with Dr. Sandra Clark-Lewis and Dr. Judith Blumsack--will demonstrate how head circumference affects a child's ear canal acoustics, providing audiologists with a more accurate metric for pediatric hearing aid fittings. Read more.
Student Spotlight: Elizabeth Burkett, a senior majoring in social work. Burkett discusses her involvement as an athletic recruiter, an intern at Give Kids the World Village, and a volunteer with Expressions of a BraveHeart.
Chase Mitchell writes jokes that can be heard by a few million people on any given night. A sketch writer for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Mitchell got his start in writing while a student at Auburn and has been nominated for an Emmy Award and a Writer's Guild of America Award.
Dr. Tessa Carr, theatre professor, is the artistic director for the Mosaic Theatre Company and says her position here is her dream job because it combines engaged community-based theatre work, and brought her back home.