October 2018 Newsletter

What Have We Done This Month?

This month, we have done many different things! We kicked off the beginning of October with a meeting where we decorated pumpkin crafts for the Marquette University Speech and Hearing Clinic, and had an “Advocacy Day”. At this meeting, we reached out through e-mail to members of Congress to advocate for individuals in the speech-langauge pathology community.

In the photo above, NSSLHA members craft e-mails for Congress
Valerie and Mary Grace made some awesome pumpkins for the waiting room!

During our meeting, we shared Domino’s pizzas that were donated to us from Therapy Abroad. Therapy Abroad is a study abroad organization for programs in communication studies as well as speech-language pathology. They have programs for both undergraduate students and graduate students. If you’re interested, check out their Instagram — @therapyabroad.

Thank you, Therapy Abroad for the yummy pizza!

In addition to the pumpkin decorations that were placed around the clinic waiting room, seventy pumpkins were donated to MUSHC by NSSLHA! They were purchased from Lindner’s Pumpkin Farm in Wisconsin and were used as gifts for clients or activities during sessions. Thank you Lindner’s Farm!

A few days after our meeting, we had our first fundraiser at Build-A-Burger. Thank you to everybody that came and ate some breakfast, lunch or dinner and mentioned NSSLHA when they ordered. With each meal purchased under NSSLHA’s name, 15% of the cost was donated straight to DSAW!

Katherine and Olivia sharing an awesome brunch
Cheers to our awesome organization!

Last Friday, October 26th and TODAY we had our fall bake sales! Thank you to everybody that donated some homemade or store bought baked goods. We raised over $70 on the first day of the bake sale, which is AMAZING. If you haven’t yet, stop by Wehr Chemistry before 2pm to grab a treat for $1! Proceeds will go to NSSLHA and DSAW.

Thank you for the help and making some tasty treats!
Don’t forget to visit our spooky table TODAY!

What to Look Forward to This Semester

There are many different events coming up this next month and we would love to see each and every one of you to come and participate! Below is the tentative schedule for the rest of the semester:

First up, we have a fundraiser at Sobelman’s on November 13th from 11am-10pm. At this fundraiser, $1 from every burger purchased goes directly to Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin! This is a great opportunity for us to donate a large amount of money to an amazing charity that we hold dear to our hearts in NSSLHA. Invite all of your friends and family to join us on the 13th for the best burgers in town! Don’t forget to take a photo of yourselves at this event in order to earn 3 points. Below, sign up to work the fundraiser and earn 5 points!

Our last meeting of the semester will be held on November 28th. During this meeting, we will hold a potluck for everybody to mingle and bring some goodies in for everybody to share an after-Thanksgiving feast. Rather than our normal 7pm start time, this meeting will be held at 5pm in Cramer 104J. There will be more details to come in the following weeks but feel free to sign-up to bring a snack, dessert or drink of your choice in the GoogleDoc below. We hope to see you all there!

Throughout the month of October, there were many DSAW events. However, there are even more throughout the next two months! From tween club nights to Thanksgiving parties and more, anybody is welcome to help out at any event. Contact Hannah Delaney or Lee-Anne Madsen to find out more information and get involved! With each DSAW event that you go to, you have the opportunity to earn 10 points! Below are the upcoming events:

You may have noticed “Penfield Holiday Party” is included in the DSAW events listed above. Penfield is another association that works with children with developmental delays and disabilities. They are advocates for early intervention and offer wonderful services to many families around the Milwaukee community. At their holiday party, they will have over 1,000 individuals and would love the volunteer help from our club at Marquette University!

Next Chapter Meeting

Our next meeting will be on November 7th in Cramer Hall 104J. We will have a speaker coming in, Brittany Hasseldeck. At our meeting she will talk about her experience in the real world as a Speech-Language Pathologist. She will be able to answer any questions, give advice, and share what her typical day looks like. As a reminder, attending meetings gives you the opportunity of earning 3 more points! We hope to see you there.

NEW: Member of the Month

Starting this month, we will begin to feature a member each month that has earned the most points and has shown great leadership in NSSLHA. Through earning a large number of points, it is evident that this member has shown appreciative work from volunteering, attending meetings, and has been willing to dedicate much of their time to our group.

This month, our outstanding member is… ISABELLE FEARS!

Let’s get to know Isabelle!

  • Year: Freshman
  • Major: Speech Pathology
  • From: Mokena, Il
  • Residence Hall: Cobeen
  • Favorite Class: Intro to Speech Path and Audiology/ Psychology
  • Favorite Study Place: My desk in my room
  • What to look forward to this November: Christmas music coming on
  • Favorite Animal: Gorilla
  • Favorite Movie: Office Space
  • Fun Fact: People think that I have my ears double pierced, but I just have ear dimples

Thank you, Isabelle for your hard work this past month in NSSLHA!

Don’t Forget About Your Merchandise!

Our merchandise has arrived and it looks GREAT! We have created office hours in the NSSLHA office (located in the Speech Pathology lounge on the first floor of Cramer Hall) throughout this week to try to efficiently and accurately hand out shirts and stickers to everybody that has purchased them. Below are the office hours for the rest of this week:

  • Thursday, November 1st: 1:30–2:15pm; 5–5:30pm
  • Friday, November 2nd: 10–11am; 12–2pm

If you cannot pick up your merchandise by November 2nd or believe that the information on our spreadsheet is incorrect, please contact marisa.pyka@marquette.edu!

We have a few extra stickers as well so if you or a friend are interested in purchasing a sticker, please e-mail Marisa Pyka at the e-mail above.

Did You Know…?

Cats only “meow” at humans! They hiss and use body langauge for other animals but they use their voice for humans.




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