Regional Briefs

“MSU?at the Mall” on Saturday

The eighth annual “MSU at the Mall” will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday in Sears Court at Dakota Square Mall.

More than 30 campus groups will participate. Featured events include science and ceramics and pottery demonstrations, air-brush tattoos, face painting, wheel of fortune contests, a drawing for College for Kids camps, screen printing, and blood-pressure, fasting blood sugar and cholesterol screenings, to name a few. There will also be interactive activities to increase public awareness related to communication disorders, autism and deafness, including language.

“We’re having a 100th birthday party with free cupcakes, so bring the kids and grandkids to interact with students from academic programs and student clubs,” said Teresa Loftesnes, marketing director, in a press release. “Bring a ball or shirt to get your autograph from MSU’s NSIC Player of the Year Carly Boag.”

NSSLHA conference on Friday

Minot State University’s chapter of the National Students Speech Language Hearing Association is holding its 2014 spring conference Friday in the Conference Center located in the Student Center, third floor, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The keynote speaker is Anne Whitney, a speech-language pathologist and educator at University of Colorado, Boulder.

“For more than 20 years, the MSU chapter of NSSLHA has held conferences. The students plan, organize and execute a nationally renowned conference, which is attended not only by MSU students, faculty and staff, but also by practicing speech-language pathologists from Montana, South Dakota, Minnesota, Saskatchewan and Manitoba,” said Lesley Magnus, associate professor of communication disorders, in a press release.

This year, the emphasis is on language learning disabilities. Whitney will present “Last Minute, Right on Time! Addressing Adolescent Literacy Needs.”

On-site registration is $100. The conference is free to all MSU students, faculty and staff.