Reaching out to Cancer Victims
This year our organization participated in Relay for Life. Our advisor and professor passed away after her battle with breast cancer in February of 2010. Our organization organized a relay team in only one month's time. Together in that month we were able to recruit student and faculty team members and plan 2 fundraising activities. Overall we raised $2700 dollars in one month for Relay for Life in honor of our professor who recently passed.
Student Run Speech Language and Hearing Symposium
Our organization plans, organizes and host a Speech Language and Hearing Symposium each year in the fall. This is a 2 day conference in which we bring in speakers from our CSDI field to lecture on current issues and practices. This is a completely student run event and this coming fall it we will be hosting our 40th Annual Symposium.
Student and Faculty Social
In both the fall and the spring, our organization holds 2 "department picnics" in which the students plan and supply food and drinks for our department (both students and faculty) to attend. It is a time at the beginning of the year to get to know your fellow students and faculty and celebrate the ending of the school year in the spring.
On campus our CSDI department runs the ECU Speech Language and Hearing Clinic. In the fall our students plan, organize and execute a Fall Festival open to the families within our clinic. It is a community service event. Also in the spring we host a Spring Festival around Easter for the families in our clinic as well.