-- Nominations are now being taken for NSSLHA officers for the 2013-2014 academic year. Nominate yourself or someone else by dropping the name in the NSSLHA folder on Mrs. Catt's office window. The deadline for nominations will be Friday, April 12th. Voting will take place the following week until April 19th. A ballot box will be placed in the office suite. You must be a member of NSSLHA in order to vote!
-- NSSLHA dues for next year are being taken at this time. Deadline is April 29th. Membership forms can be found on Mrs. Catt's office window, and should be completed and submitted to Mrs. Catt with $5.00. After April 29th, names will be submitted for inclusion in the Bb shell in order for members to receive NSSLHA information!
-- T-shirts will be re-ordered on April 29th. If you are interested in purchasing on please see Mrs. Catt. Cost will be around $15.00 and must be submitted prior to ordering.
What is NSSLHA?
The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) was founded in 1972 to meet student's desires to have a closer affiliation with professionals in the field of Communication Disorders. NSSLHA operates as an independent organization and is recognized by the discipline's professional organization, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), as the official organization for students interested in communication sciences and disorders. Involvement in NSSLHA leads to a fuller appreciation of the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology and a greater awareness of the issues affecting these fields.
ASU Chapter of NSSLHA
The Arkansas State University chapter of NSSLHA is a recognized chapter of the nationwide organization designed for students majoring in the field of Communication Disorders. The purpose of this organization is: to encourage professional interest among college and university students in the study of human communication sciences and disorders, to provide continuity to the dissemination of professional information, and to provide a vehicle for student representation in matters of professional concern. NSSLHA also offers communication disorders (CD) students the opportunity to get involved by joining various chapter committees designed to organize and participate in university and community services, raise funds, recognize outstanding contributions by alumnus and current students, and to actively promote recruitment and retention of new CD students. NSSLHA also periodically participates in intramural sports and other seasonal events that allow them to come together in formal and informal settings with their professors and peers to support NSSLHA and have FUN!!
Faculty advisor for the ASU Chapter of NSSLHA is Merrill Catt.
Dues & Privileges
Annual ASU NSSLHA dues for membership are $5 a year and are due before or on October 10. Any member unable to meet the October 10 deadline is still eligible to join with an additional $2.50 late fee. All members of the local chapter are eligible to vote, hold office, and to serve on NSSLHA committees.
National NSSLHA dues are $60 a year. Applications received between January 1 and August 31 are processed for the calendar year (January - December) in which they were received. Your journal selection will be activated the month that your application is processed and you will receive the next available issue of your journal. You will not receive back issues of your journal.
NSSLHA membership applications received between September 1 and December 31 are processed for the following calendar year, with certain membership services activated as soon as the application and payment are processed. Receipt of your journal begins in January of the following year for those applications received between September 1 and December 31 of the current year.