Thursday, December 14, 2006

How to make a post

How do I make a post? What you need to do is first sign in to blogger by going to There will be place in the top right hand side that says “Sign in to Blogger” and another that says “Sign in to the Blogger in beta”. Pick the one that says “Sign in to Blogger” Then you’ll see a space where you can put your user name and password. If you have forgotten your user name and/or password then follow this weblink: This should give you a chance to receive an e-mail of your user name and password. After you have done this, you’ll be prompted to enter your google account information or create a google account. Once you’ve done this you’ll use this instead of your previous user name and password.

After you have done this you will always choose the “Sign in to the Blogger in beta” which is at the following website: Once you’ve signed in you will be taken to the “Dashboard”. At this page you’ll see the USU SLPs of ’07 and underneath this there will be a green plus sign with a “New Post” next to it. That is where you’ll be able to post a message, post pictures, or whatever you would like (within reason).

Of course if you ever just want me to make a post for you, then email me at and I’ll make the post for you.

Going beta

The blog is now on the beta version of blogger. What does that mean? Well, there are some new features and... when you sign in you'll have to transfter over to the beta version, it will have you go through a little process. If you already have gmail account it will be easier. Overall it will be quick and painless. I assume some of us will be using this blog a lot more often. I took the blog off any listing so we should be okay to post things like phone numbers and stuff. I would still be cautious.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Almost done

I realize that nobody looks at this right now, but the semester is almost over and we're all going our separate ways. Of course Linda would make fun of me for saying that cause I'm the one always talks about us "breaking up". I'm sure some of you are not so sad (at least for those not in your clique, just kidding).

Please, let us know how you're doing in the future and anything interesting. Up-coming partys, etc. Or don't, whatever you like. If you would like me to leave a message for you because you can't find your password to this or whatever e-mail me at

Thursday, September 21, 2006

our poor outdated blog

Hi guys, I'm just showing Zeke how to make a post. Hope y'all have a good day. Here is pic of Caleb at 1 month old, but y'all get to see him next Tuesday at 9 months old. Oh, and you'll get to see my daughter, Sydney.

Have a great day.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

this major is difficult

I thought it was so fun to see everyone again and hear what you all did over the summer. I still want to hear like what was the hardest thing and the funniest thing, etc because just telling the name of the site where you were at doesn't give it justice. I wanted to tell you that my mom thinks you guys are all great because it is very difficult to be watched and supervised all of the time. We always have people looking over our shoulder to see how, what, where, when, asking why we do things, and seeing how professional we are. I think it is very stressful and nerve racking so I just wanted to say I agree with my mom. We are all great for standing the pressure. And it is almost over! Way to go.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Welcome Back!!

Welcome back to school. It was good see everybody again. I know we're not going to see each other as much this semester because we'll be in the schools most of the time. But we still have those classes together. I'm excited for this semester, partly because IT'S OUR LAST SEMESTER OF CLASSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so ready to be done with school. Anyway, I'm going to send out a mass email. For those who are intimidate with posting messages, but still want to post you can email me the message and I'll post it.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

End of summer

Hey everyone,

I hope you all have had a great relaxing summer, Hahaha!!! It has gone much too quickly for me. I am not ready to step back into the race of clients and classes. Highlights of my summer included my son getting home fom his mission, my daughter getting her braces off, kids swimming lessons and taking ALL of our kids to lagoon (19 of us, what a riot), internships for
early intervention birth-to-three and Wide Horizons a residential care facilitiy for adults.

Weber school distrcit is desperately looking for slp's for this school year. They have hired many first year grads in the past to work part time. They do not want to hire bachelor degrees unless they can not find enough people to fill the posistions. They will give you plenty of supervision and expereince in the field. I am going to work for them one day a week this next year. They asked me to spread the word if anyone is intersted let me know and I will get you the contact info.

I can't wait to hear all about your experiences in your eternships. See you all in a few weeks,
Janet Vause

Friday, August 11, 2006

Rachel's Question

I hope that its okay that I posted this Rachel, but it made sense. ~Bob

Hi Guys!
This summer has gone by so fast! I have been at McKay-Dee this summer. I have been able to do everything from modified barium studies to working with right hemisphere and aphasia patients. It has been quite the experience. The main reason I am writing is because I have to do an inservice for all the rehab therapists (SLP/OT/PT). I decided to do it on memory. I was just wondering if anyone remembered the activities that Dr. Foley did with us to test procedural, declarative, etc memory. I remember it being something with dinosaurs, but I don't have any mention of it in my neuro notebook. SO, if anyone can remember (and if anyone is checking their email) would you please let me now asap? Thanks so much. Can't wait to catch up with everyone!

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Internet access limited

It seems that either everybody's internet access has been limited or we didn't like each other as much as we thought, or technophobia has gripped the Comd department or whatever. My excuse is that I have limited access to the internet (I don't go to the school computer labs on a regular basis anymore).

Anyway, how is everyone's summer going? I just got done with my externships. I was at pioneer care center in Brigham City for a week (nursing home rehab stuff), South Davis Community Hospital for three weeks (more rehab stuff), and Riverside special needs preschool for 4 weeks. And now I have a little freedom before we start up again.

I loved doing the externships. I feel like I might actually survive being an SLP now. Pretty cool!!!! Well, I know that Alexis reads this. Zeke tried to leave a message, but it didn't work for one reason or another. I hope to see you guys soon.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Is anyone reading this?

This is not the most happening blog in the history of happening blogs. Next person to post something interesting or entertaining gets a REALLY special prize!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006


By the way, if you have a website or a blog that you would like to share post it and I'll add it to the side bar. Hopefully we can grow a list of useful SLP websites. We can also add fun sites if you want.


Hello, y'all. I'm at a rehab hospital in Bountiful now, it was in Brigham City. There was a bunch of confusion about where my externship was going to be. My supervisor hadn't received her CCC's yet because ASHA kept dropping the ball. So, I spent a week at care/rehab center there and now I'm at a rehab hosptial. I'm only going to be here for three weeks. But I love it here. We have a ton of trach and vent patients. We do a lot of dysphagia treatment, but I've also seen TBI, aphasia, apraxia, left-neglect, and dementia. We also occasionally see babies. Its pretty interesting. After this I'm going to be at a special needs preschool.

What are you guys doing?


Bob, this blog looks way awesome and I think it was a great idea!

Hello from Camp Lee Mar

Hi everyone who uses the BLOG. I have finally had the time to create an account and write a message. We are in Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania in the Pocono Mountains (more like rolling hills -we are 4 miles from the big bear ski mountiain and its more like what we would go sledding on). We went and toured NYC yesterday. Times square was awesome, ground zero was humbling, and the empire state building was breathtaking (Luke made me write that). Oh I will also tell you that we arrived at the ferry departure place to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty right as the guy was locking up the door on account of Luke having to go to the bathroom. I was sad but hey that means that before we head back to Utah in August we get to go again. I won't complain. There are 150 staff members and 150 campers all packed into a couple of buildings and playing/learning on about 5-8 acres of land. We have a swimming pool and a lake and get to go swimming everyday. It's really rough. Luke and I both have 34 kids we give therapy to once a day. We haven't started yet and so are a little intimidated by the large number but our supervisor is really cool. She is really easy going and graduated from Florida State University.
The wierdest thing so far is how we all eat. They call it "family style." Everyone sits at a table and they put the first bowl of say salad on the table. Then everyone passes the plates and the silverware around. Then they pass the bowl of salad around. After everyone is done eating the salad, everyone passes their plates into the garbage and new plates are passed back out. Then the main dish is passed around the table in the same way. We throw our plates away and then get bowls. Then the fruit comes in the same way. So in other words every dish of food is touched by every person around the table before you finally get to eat it. Talk about infection control. You'd think they would do it buffet style. Hmmm... Well there is lots more I could say but I am sure you have read all or more than you wanted to hear.
I hope all of your externships are going good and you are learning a lot. We are going to have like 100 language hours when we finish. AAAAH.
Do you guys like the humidity back east or the dry heat in Utah better?

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Externships and Stuff

Well, a few of us got together on Friday to go out to eat and see Alyssa's at her wedding reception. We had a grand time, even if we were all lost (except for Kristin).

Correct me if I'm wrong, but Genna is having a sailing get together at Bear Lake on June 17th (a Saturday). Lindsey said that she'd help plan something more local like a picnic or something.

How's everybody's externships? I'm at a care/rehab center working with older people. I've only been there for two days so far, but I really like it. I love hearing the clients' stories. We work mostly on swallowing, with some cognitive work for dementia.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

I like all the suggestions that bob made for dinner places, except ruby tuesday. I like chili's, and wingers. la di da. So let me know where to get off on the freeway and where we are going. Yay!

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Dinner and a Wedding Reception

Okay, there is now a small group of us that want to get together for dinner and Alyssa's wedding reception. Genna said that she wants to go to dinner before the reception. Is everyone else all right with that?

Alyssa's reception is in West Jordan and starts at 7pm. We could meet at 5:30pm or 6:00pm at a local restaurant. There are a ton of restaurants over there. Any suggestions?

Friday, May 26, 2006

Lunch June 2nd and the wedding reception

Who wants to go to lunch on June 2nd in Logan or maybe we could do dinner in Salt Lake because a lot of people are already going to Alyssa's wedding reception. I know that not everyone can go, but at least some of us could hang out.

Alyssa's wedding reception is from 7pm till 9pm at the River Sixth Ward 7380 South 1300 West, in West Jordan, UT. Click here for a webpage with directions to the chappel.

People, we want to hang out. We need feedback as to when are where. From this point on until Fall semester it will be impossible for all of us to get together, but we can at least hangout in little groups here and there. I think Genna's going sailing this weekend at Bear Lake. I don't know what else is going on. Talk to me people, what do y'all want to do?????

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Are we going to reschedule, or what?!

I don't know about any of you, but I for one was pretty much devastated when the Fabulous First Year Grad Student Barbeque, Talent Show and Swap Meet was cancelled. (Honestly, where else am I going to be able to sell off my hula skirt and coconut bra?) Has anyone been talking about rescheduling the barbeque or having some other kind of gathering? Post here if you have any input! Thanks.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006


Barium, a metallic element, soft, and when pure is silvery white like lead; it belongs to the alkaline earth group, resembling calcium chemically.

And apparently makes good homemade bread.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Resume and Interviewing Tips for SLPs

While I was trying to update my resume for externships I did a google search for examples of SLP resumes. I found this a website that gave tips and examples of resumes, cover letters, and interviews all specific to SLPs. I just thought that this might be helpful for other people and I wanted to remember where I found it in the future.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Old Pictures of Us

I found some of the old pictures of us from our Jr. year. Wow, we've been around each other for awhile now. Aren't we sick of each other yet?

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

BBQ time

Just wanted to post (for the hundreds of people who read "the blog") that the Fabulous First Year Grad Student Barbeque, Talent Show, and Swap Meet will be held tomorrow, or in other words, Wednesday. I personally will be doing a hawaiian hula number and then auctioning off my hula skirt at the swap meet later. Okay, so there really is no talent show or swap meet, but there is a barbeque. Yum. Bring your own meat (or soy product if you prefer) to grill, and bring a side to share. The shindig starts at 5:30, which means people will start arriving by 6, which means we'll be able to finally start consuming the food around 6:30 or 7. So come! It'll be fun.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Good luck on finals everybody!!!

May you all get big fat "A"s and may you enjoy your two days off. That's all we get off, right? Thursday and Friday (Well I guess that we get the weekend off too.). Then back into the thick of things for the beautiful May courses.

Don't forget: our group will be getting together for a party Wednesday Night for all who can come. Could some one please post the details?

If you come and visit the website, at least leave some a little comment so we know you were here.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Tell us Something we don't already know

Some of us got talking over lunch about how little we actually know about each other. When we get together we talk about speech-language pathology. We did try to make a rule at the Christmas party to not talk about school, but we soon realized that we have a hard time talking about anything else. Now granted school has been our life for the last few years, but hopefully there is more to us than just school. So, we need to learn more about each other.

So, you need to tell us something we don't already know about you. Something interesting that you are comfortable sharing with us. Hear is my interesting thing. I once had hair, and to prove it I’m adding a picture with me with hair:

Oh, and I play the guitar.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Heck Yeah!

Alexis, that is an absolutley novel idea. I was thinking we need to do something like that. However.... just another idea.... maybe we could do something in the evening. I mean OUTSIDE of the COMD building!! Like make reservations for 17 wonderful grad students (and spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, friend, dog, etc.) at Cafe Sabor or some other wonderful place (McDonalds?) I am just brain storming. Who else has ideas?

Monday, April 17, 2006

party, anyone?

Is anyone up for a grad student get-together on Wednesday after our last final? I was thinking we could bring breakfast treats, fruit, breads, whatever, and just relax and celebrate being finished with the semester. We were also thinking it would be hilariously fun to set up Janet's "Dance Dance Revolution" video game, but we're not sure if her kids would trust a bunch of crazy twenty-somethings with the equiptment. So let's explore some other exciting possibilities too. :) Post comments to let me know if you're interested, and whether you have ideas to make this festivity... well... more festive!

Friday, April 14, 2006

Happy Easter

I hope everyone has a great holiday! Don't work too hard.


Thursday, April 13, 2006

Just testing the E-mail function

Did I tell you guys that you could e-mail blogs in. I have the address and I don't want to just post it, but if you would like to rather leave messages via e-mail let me know and I'll give you the address. Of course it would show up in my name so you'll have to state who you are so they won't think you are me.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Hi everybody! I figured out how to sign on to this thing!

I am so pleased...

...that we have our very own blog! Thanks for putting this together, Bob. You're great.

My one and only qualm with all this is that the title of the blog is a little dry if you ask me. ("The Blog of Bob," though... now there's good blog-naming.) I tried to come up with a clever alternate suggestion, but perhaps my brain is overloaded because nothing has come to mind. Anyone have any ideas?

P.S., for those who missed it, here is a direct quote straight from the mouth of Blog Creator Bob, eloquently spoken during the field trip to radiology this morning: "Yeah, Melia, how do you know that I haven't been flashing you all semester?"

Tuesday, April 11, 2006


I want all my fellow grad students to know how pleased I am that we now finally have our own blogger site. I have never had one of htese before. I can't decided if I sould feel cool or nerdy?? Well, I just want to say that I feel like crawling into my bed and never coming out rather than completing the PILE of final projects and reports that are haning over our heads right now. Just be glad you don't have ed aud right now, that's all I can say! If anyone wants to help with my 15-pager, or my 8 pager, feel free! Love, Kristin

Hello y'all

Okay, I hope that everybody enjoys this. If you have any questions let me know. I think everybody has my e-mail. I'll post a junk e-mail on here. I would suggest that you guys don't post your email or your phone number or whatever in case someone we don't know runs across this website.

If you'd rather have me post something for you then you can e-mail me whatever it is you want posted. I think there is away to be able to post just by sending an e-mail straight to the web-site. Holly brought up the fact that some websites have the option of sending you an e-mail whenever a new there is a new message. I don't know if that is an option, but I'll check it out.

Feel free to write whatever you want, but please refrain from blatant bad talking of fellow students and teachers. You don’t to be super careful; just don’t use this website as a place to bash on people. We don't want to hurt anyone's feelings.

If there are any suggestions for the appearance or if there is anything we should add (like web links or something like that) then let me know.

Monday, April 10, 2006

USU SLPs from 2007

This is a blog for the graduates of the speech-language pathology program at Utah State University class of 2007. Okay, we haven't graduated yet, but we're almost done with our first year. I just wanted to get started making this website/blog for us to inform each other of coming events, ask each other questions about stuff, and to hopefully keep in touch in the future when we all go on and do our own thing in the real world.

Any suggestions would be appriciated as we're forming this blog.