Minot State University campus successes

March 31, 2017

MiSU students and senior citizens learn from each other

Minot State University freshmen enrolled in Assistant Professor Leisa Harmon’s University Studies 110 class facilitated a book club, which read Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Little House in the Big Woods.”  The university students led the group, which was attended by senior citizens. They met to discuss their memories of themes related to the book. The University 110 class is part of a First Year Learning Community cohort, which is three separate classes tied together by a common theme. The book club was the community-based service learning project that integrated the content of the classes.

 

Minot State University hosted Science Olympiad

The Division of Science hosted a regional Science Olympiad March 13. Middle school and high students participated. Minot State’s Science Olympiad is one of five regional events in North Dakota, and the winners advance to state competition in April. Eighteen sessions were planned for each group. Session titles included “Scrambler,” “Wright Stuff,” “Hovercraft,” “Science Crime Busters,” “Invasive Species” and “Hydrogeology.”
MSU students gave free hearing screenings on World Hearing Day

To commemorate World Hearing Day (March 3), Minot State University’s Department of Communication Disorders in conjunction with the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association and CD 513 Assessment students provided free hearing screenings to MiSU students, staff and faculty and the public in the Communication Disorders Clinic.

World Hearing Day 2017’s theme of “Action for hearing loss: make a sound investment” drew attention to the economic impact of hearing loss. Unaddressed hearing loss poses a high cost for the economy globally and significantly impacts the lives of those affected. Interventions to combat hearing loss are available and are cost-effective. Strategies to mitigate hearing loss and its consequences include prevention, screening for early identification, rehabilitation through hearing devices, captioning and sign language education. World Hearing Day 2017 highlighted actions which can be undertaken by decision-makers to address hearing loss.

 

Career Center coordinated 2017 MSU Job Fair

The Minot State University Career Center sponsored the 2017 MSU Career Fair, which was open to all Minot State students in all majors, March 29. MiSU has held a career or job fair for 29 years.

Employers with full-time, part-time and summer employment opportunities, as well as internships, answered students’ questions, accepted resumes and conducted or set up interviews. Students brought their resumes, dressed professionally and used this opportunity to explore careers, network and apply for positions.