CSD Celebrates Homecoming 2011 with a Bang!

Friends of CSD enjoy an Open House in their newly renovated space in Memorial Hall.

Friends of CSD enjoy an Open House in their newly renovated space in Memorial Hall.

CSD provided a delicious appetizer buffet during their Homecoming 2011 Open House.

CSD provided a delicious appetizer buffet during their Homecoming 2011 Open House.

Homecoming weekend for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) was special this year. On the evening of September 30, CSD held an Open House to toast its new academic offices, state-of-the-art laboratories, and speech-language-hearing clinic all of which are now housed on the entire second floor of the newly-renovated Memorial Hall. After four years in the basement of Currens Hall, CSD completed its move to Memorial in December of 2010.

The weekend provided a huge turnout, with current CSD students, alums, current and retired CSD faculty, and members of the university community connecting and reconnecting over wonderful hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and excellent music by the President’s String Quartet.

CSD Faculty celebrate the Maureen G. Marx Scholarship kick-off.  Front row, Jane Brown, Maureen Mars, Donna Quesal, Amanda Silberer. Back row, Kate Pohlpeter, Ellen Ehrgott, Amy Burke, Cheri Gipson, and Bob Quesal.

CSD Faculty celebrate the Maureen G. Marx Scholarship kick-off. Front row, Jane Brown, Maureen Marx, Donna Quesal, Amanda Silberer. Back row, Kate Pohlpeter, Ellen Ehrgott, Amy Burke, Cheri Gipson, and Bob Quesal.

Departmental tours were offered between the homecoming parade and the football game on Saturday, October 1. The weekend ended with a dinner-silent auction Saturday evening at the Macomb Country Club. The dinner and silent auction provided a kick-off of the Maureen G. Marx Undergraduate Academic Excellence Award, which marks the first undergraduate scholarship established by CSD in honor of Maureen Marx, who will retire in July 2012.

A WIU Jazz Ensemble warms up the evening for the CSD dinner at the Macomb Country Club.

A WIU Jazz Ensemble warms up the evening for the CSD dinner at the Macomb Country Club.

The evening was another huge success made even more special with music by a WIU five man jazz ensemble. A great time was had by all and the scholarship is on its way!

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