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April 22: College of Allied Health and Nursing Community Fair

Event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Clinical Sciences Building and is free and open to the public.

2017-04-06
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 4-6-2017

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato’s College of Allied Health and Nursing will host its inaugural Community Fair on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the University’s new Clinical Sciences Building, located at 150 South Road.

The Community Fair is free and open to the public – all ages are welcome. Free parking is available in University Lot 20, located on the corner of Stadium Road and Warren Street.

The College of Allied Health and Nursing invites the public to tour the Clinical Sciences Building, which opened in January, during the event, and representatives from each academic program in the College of Allied Health and Nursing will be available to answer questions.

Health services to be offered include body mass index measurements; blood pressure checks; body fat measurements; nutrition information; emergency preparedness information; rehabilitation services; CPR demonstrations; tobacco cessation information; and Drinko Plinko – to learn about the effects of alcohol on health.

Family-friendly activities will include door prizes, a teddy bear clinic (for children to bring their bear and have them get a check-up); story time; creating your own book; team and individual games; life-size operation game; and booth bingo for prizes.

More information about the Community Fair is available online. Those with questions may contact Brooke Burk, assistant professor in the College of Allied Health and Nursing’s Department of Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services, by phone at 507-389-5930 or by email at brooke.burk@mnsu.edu.

Students in the Department of Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services are organizing and planning the College’s Community Fair as part of their course on recreation program planning.

Kristine Retherford, who has been dean of the College since August 2012, leads Minnesota State Mankato’s College of Allied Health and Nursing.

The College includes one school, the School of Nursing, and six academic departments – Dental Hygiene; Family Consumer Science; Health Science; Human Performance; Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services; and Speech, Hearing and Rehabilitation Services.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,110 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which comprises 31 state institutions. 

For MSU events: individuals with a disability, who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, are asked to contact the Office of Accessibility Resources at 507-389-2825 (V/TTD), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTD) at least five days prior to the event.

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