Camp SAY: Summer Job Opportunities to help kids who stutter

Camp SAY is a 2-week sleep-away summer camp for kids who stutter and their young family members and friends (ages 8-18) from all around the country, and even the world. For an even better idea of what camp is all about check out these two videos:

Camp SAY 2017 will take place August 1st – 15th, 2017 at Blue Star Camps in Hendersonville, North Carolina. This year we are expecting around 135 campers, and we are looking for dedicated, passionate, patient, hard-working people to join our staff. New staff applicants must have experience working with children to be considered for the counselor position.

Because stuttering affects more boys than girls (about 4:1), we are especially looking for male bunk counselors to join our staff. All staff positions are PAID positions.

We ask all staff members to join us for Staff Training starting July 25th and be able to stay until August 16th.

Positions we are hiring for Camp SAY 2017:

  • Bunk Counselor – live with and be responsible for a group of 6-12 campers with a co-counselor (create a positive, unified, safe space in the bunk, help to wake up and get ready, help go to bed, help stay organized, eat all meals together in the dining hall, etc.)
  • Teaching Artist – lead/support various creative/performing arts activities under the support and guidance of the Artistic Director; work with small groups of campers (2-4 per group) to create original pieces to share/perform on Visiting Day
  • Activities Counselor – lead/support various camp activities throughout the day, including sports, performing/creative arts, adventure/outdoor activities, group-bonding activities, and more
  • Support Staff – support the leadership staff, office staff, and activities staff with various tasks and activities; may include supporting the leaders of specific activities; setting up for activities, evening activities and special events; helping with transitions between activities; arranging/organizing/preparing supplies in the office; providing support on the bunk line and in the dining hall; accompanying drivers with travel assignments; etc.
  • Office Staff – help keep the operations of camp running smoothly, help maintain a clean and organized office space, work closely with and support the Leadership Team, answer phones and correspond with families as needed, assist with data entry, supplies, attendance, memos to staff, camper mail, and other administrative tasks
  • Driver – drive campers and staff members around the campsite, deliver supplies/materials to different activities, drive campers and staff members to and from the hospital and other non-emergency medical locations, drop off and pick up campers and staff members at the airport, and make other off-site trips as needed by the Directors

All staff members are expected to actively support, encourage, and engage all campers socially, emotionally, and physically (help with conflict resolution, self-confidence, strong communication; be a positive role model/mentor/great listener; show patience, enthusiasm, creativity, flexibility, generosity, etc.).

To apply, simply fill out an application.

Scholar’s Studio Proposals Due 10/28

How does your research relate to EQUITY? Tell the UW community at Scholars’ Studio!

Submit a proposal by Friday, October 28th, for a 5-minute lightning talk and join us at the 2016-2017 Scholars’ Studio series. Scholars’ Studio is a fun, informal event featuring 10 presentations (5 minutes each) from an interdisciplinary group of graduate students and postdocs.

Hosted by the UW Libraries Research Commons and the UW Graduate School CORE Programs, Scholars’ Studio gives students the opportunity to share their research across disciplines, make connections and build presentation skills.

Scholars’ Studio: EQUITY

Thursday, November 17th

4:00 – 6:00 pm

Presentation Place, The Research Commons, Allen Library South

Need ideas? Think:  Social justice. Race. Employment. Environmental justice. Oppression & resistance. Gender. Education. Accessibility. Class. Health care. Equal opportunity. Immigration. Law. Housing. Bias. Citizenship. Disparities. Technology. Environment. Connect your research!

Learn more and submit a short 150-word proposal here:

To request disability accommodation as a presenter or attendee, contact the Disability Services Office at 206.543.6450 (voice), 206.543.6452 (TTY), 206.685.7264 (FAX), or, preferably at least 10 days in advance of the event.

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor position in Speech Pathology at Macquarie University (Australia)

Macquarie University in Australia is seeking to fill a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor position in Speech Pathology. They are looking for someone working in child language disorders. Position description and application can be found here:

CSD faculty opportunity for PhD candidates or other faculty – Berea, OH

Baldwin Wallace University’s Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders in Berea, OH, is seeking applications for 2 new faculty positions: a tenure track faculty position and a term clinical faculty position. They are a dynamic program that is growing in a highly supportive and innovative university. Sharing the attached position requests with our PhD Candidates and/or colleagues. If you have any questions please contact Colleen F Visconti at



Rainbow Grads Fall Kickoff Celebration

The RBG Kickoff Party is less than a week away! Come to meet new rainbow grads, meet old rainbow grads, eat food and be merry. This event is our biggest of the year and it is a great way to network with students and forge new friendships. Rainbow Grads aims to foster a safe and inclusive network through which LGBTQ graduate and professional students can interact, collaborate, and pursue activities that enhance their personal and professional development. We hold social events throughout the year, including a Fall Quarter Kick-Off Celebration, a Halloween Bar Crawl, a group trip to the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, happy hours, game nights, pool parties, and more.

Where: Fluke Hall (, CoMotion Open Space, Room 300 (end of the hallway)

When: Thursday October 6, 5 PM to 8 PM

Who: Graduate and professional students who are members of the LGBTQ community and allies.

What: Free food, free beverages, great company =D

The Q Center has generously agreed to sponsor the food and decorations. CoMotion has generously provided the space to us at NO COST. Beer and wine will be provided by the officers so make sure to bring your ID if you want to drink and please be considerate by tipping your servers.

Fluke is in a part of campus on a steep hill, which can make it challenging to access. Please let us know if you need assistance.

Join the Facebook Event:

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If you are a member of the LGBTQ community or a strong ally, you should join the Rainbow Grads mailing list:

Mary Gates Scholarship – Info Sessions and Open Application

The Mary Gates Endowment for Students is currently accepting scholarship applications.  Mary Gates scholarships provide up to $5,000 ($2,500 per quarter for up to two quarters) for students to pursue leadership orresearch/creative/scholarly activities.  These scholarships benefit students in the current academic year, and are open to all UW undergraduates.  This includes students on all three UW campuses (Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma), in all disciplines and majors, in all class years (first-year through post-bac) and all residency statuses (including international and undocumented students).

Students can learn more about the scholarships and the application process at any of our upcoming information sessions and application-writing workshops.

Information Sessions (one or two sessions daily; select one session):*

Monday, Oct.3, 12:30-1:20 PM

Monday, Oct. 3, 3:30-4:20 PM

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2:30-3:20 PM

Thursday, Oct. 6, 12:30-1:320 PM

Thursday, Oct. 6, 1:30-2:20 PM

Friday, Oct. 7, 1:30-2:20 PM

*Information Sessions listed above will be held on the Seattle campus in Mary Gates Hall (MGH) room 171-E, in the Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity (EXPD).  No registration necessary.

Leadership Application Workshop:  Monday, Oct. 10, 4:30-6:20 PM in MGH 171  RSVP

(Pre-registration is requested, but not required.)=

Research Application Workshops (select one):

Thursday, Oct. 13, 4:30-6:20 PM in MGH 171  RSVP

Monday, Oct. 17, 4:30-6:20 PM in MGH 171  RSVP

(Pre-registration is requested, but not required.)

Leadership Deadline: Monday, October 17 at 5:00 PM

Research Deadline: Monday, October 24 at 5:00 PM

Begin the online application and learn more on our website:

Email with any questions

2016-2017 Graduate Student Travel

Hello SPHSC Graduate Students:

Applications for 2016-2017 graduate student travel are now being accepted.  These travel funds are to support the participation of graduate students at research conferences.  In particular, those who have a direct role as presenter/co-presenter will be given highest priority.  This financial support is meant to assist you with the development of presentation materials, travel and/or registration.

Lesley B. & Steven G. Olswang Endowed Graduate Student Conference Fund / Due 10/7/16

A committee of SPHSC faculty will select those graduate students to receive travel support.  Determination of who is selected for funding, as well as the amount of the funding, will be based on materials submitted. For those of you with winter or spring conferences who do not yet know whether your paper has been accepted, please apply now regardless.  This will allow the committee the ability to estimate the number of possible travel awards for the entire year.

If you are interested in being considered for financial support from this source for travel during this upcoming 2016-2017 academic year, please submit letter of application to Ernie Lefler ( as an email attachment.  The letter of application should include the following information:

  1. Details of the conference you wish to attend
  2. Your role at conference (presenting poster, guest lecturer, etc)
  3. Title of your paper/talk/research
  4. Your funding need

UW Graduate School Travel Funding

As a graduate student at the University of Washington, please be aware that you are also eligible for travel funding from The UW Graduate School.  Ernie Lefler will submit these applications directly to the Graduate School, so please work with him ( on the application requirements. Criteria for Graduate School  GSFEI Travel Awards, as well as other information can be obtained at: The information Ernie needs from students is:

  1. Destination (City, State)
  2. Name of Conference
  3. Dates of Travel
  4. Title of Poster (or Research)
  5. Other funding you will or may apply for; or have already received

Graduate & Professional Student Senate (GPSS) Funding

The Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) has Travel Grant funding. Description of the GPSS Travel Grant, eligibility. and the application process is described here: Application materials will be available the first day of each quarter. These applications are submitted directly from the graduate students; however there are questions contained in the application for which you will require Ernie’s support.


Feel free to contact Ernie with any question you have regarding graduate student travel funding. If you do apply, here is some information you might not readily know the answers to:

  1. Campus Mailing Address:  1417 NE 42nd St, Seattle, WA 98105
  2. Department/Program Administrator Name: Ernie Lefler
  3. Department/Program Administrator Email:
  4. Department/Program Administrator Mailbox: 354875
  5. Department/Program Administrator Phone Number: 206-685-7960
  6. UW Budget Number –  A UW Budget number is required for the disbursement of funding to grant recipients through his/her department/program. This information is available from your department/program administrator. ENTER: 75-0489