The Barkley Memorial Center on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus is home to the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders.

08 Sep 2022    By Kelcey Buck

Audiology, speech-language pathology set dates for fall graduate open houses

The graduate programs in audiology and speech-language pathology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have set the dates for three open house events for prospective students in Fall 2022. 

Students interested in Nebraska’s master’s program in speech-language pathology have two opportunities to learn about the program – a virtual open house from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, and an in-person open house from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11. 



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Gabrielle Ainsworth, Brooke Anderson, Hanna Anderson, Nicole Drake, Bridget Leutzinger, Anna Schulz, Emily Stauffer, Clair Trenhaile, Allie Truitt, Rebekah Urban

12 Aug 2022    

August 2022 Graduate Spotlights

Ten students graduating from the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders shared Q-&-As ahead of the commencement ceremonies August 13.

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Participants learn about the importance of exercise during a session of the UNL-Tabitha Memory Workshop in March 2022

11 Aug 2022    By Kelcey Buck

UNL-Tabitha Memory Workshop begins new session at Barkley Clinic Sept. 14

The Barkley Speech Language and Hearing Clinic is set to host another session of its eight-week memory workshop in collaboration with Tabitha Health Care, beginning Sept. 14. 

The weekly workshop is designed to help adults develop strategies to maintain sharp memories as they age. Originally started in 2014 for people with diagnosed memory loss, the workshop is open to adults concerned about and/or interested in learning more about memory and strategies to enhance their thinking skills. 



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Stan Vasa headshot

20 Jul 2022    By Kelcey Buck

Stan Vasa remembered as outstanding mentor, advocate and friend

Stan Vasa, professor emeritus in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, is remembered for his mentorship of faculty and students alike during a storied career in special education. Vasa died July 17, 2022.

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18 Jul 2022    By Kelcey Buck

Promotion and tenure milestone provides extra motivation for Wang in next phase of career

Yingying Wang describes herself as a spring wound tightly during the early years of her career at Nebraska while she focused on working toward being promoted to associate professor and granted tenure. Now that she’s achieved that, she feels a different energy.

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Barkley Memorial Center

23 Jun 2022    

150 SECD students named to Spring 2022 Deans' List

A total of 150 students in SECD were named to the Deans' List for the 2022 spring semester. To qualify for the Deans' List in the College of Education and Human Sciences, students must earn a 3.75 GPA over a minimum of 12 graded semester hours, while being enrolled full-time.

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Professional headshot of Matthew Bentz on red background.

20 Jun 2022    

Matthew Bentz honored with CEHS Staff Star Award

Matthew Bentz, senior computer support analyst in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, has been named the recipient of the latest Staff Star Award by the College of Education and Human Sciences Staff Council.

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Professional headshot of Jean Lovrinic on red background.

15 Jun 2022    By Haley Apel

Alumna Jean Lovrinic’s impact on hearing science spans decades

Jean Lovrinic spent over 50 years studying and teaching hearing science. The Nebraska-native is a world-renowned expert in her field. She’s also known for never resting on her strengths, rather she uses them to create innovative and engaging ways to learn for the next generation.

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Researcher Mackenzie Savaiano stands in an office in front of visual impairment tools.

27 May 2022    By Chuck Green, CYFS

Interdisciplinary program takes long-range view of visual impairment instruction

Nebraska researchers are leading a five-year pilot project to recruit and train new teachers of students with visual impairments.

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Byron Ross headshot

24 May 2022    By Kelcey Buck

Nebraska serves as foundation for Byron Ross’s speech-language pathology career in higher education

To say an American Sign Language course Byron Ross took as an undergraduate psychology major altered his career path would be an understatement. Ross was a senior at the University of Central Arkansas when his instructor for the course invited him to observe a speech therapy session at the campus speech-language pathology clinic.



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