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Mount Aloysius Hosts Student Interpreting Conference

Posted on: April 1, 2019

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Cresson, Pa. — The fourth Biennial Student-Run Interpreting Conference will be held at Mount Aloysius College from Friday, April 5 through April 7.  The Conference will offer break-out workshops on a wide variety of featured topics including Biomechanics for Interpreters, Education, Tools for Self-Validation, Sign Language Laws and much more.

Kierstin Muroski, program coordinator for the Department of ASL/English Interpreting at Mount Aloysius College notes that the content of the Conference will be extremely useful for both American Sign Language/English Interpreting students and practicing Interpreting professionals.  The conference is geared toward both students of interpreting and professional working interpreters.

Over 100 participants are registered for the student-run event from as far away as Florida, Texas, and Rhode Island. There will be 15 workshops offered during the weekend. Their work has included fundraising, choosing workshop proposals, creating the schedule and selecting entertainment for the event.

Professor Muroski noted that the Mount Aloysius College Interpreting Conference offers a state-of-the-art learning opportunity for students and professions. “The conference will be held in American Sign Language for the most part, but English interpreters will be on hand,” she said.  “We are expecting a full house for the Deaf Magician on Saturday night.”

On Friday night, April 5 the College will host its monthly Deaf Gathering. On Saturday, April 6, entertainment will be provided by Magic Moran, a renowned deaf magician who delights audiences throughout the year.

Mount Aloysius College has a long history of teaching sign language and interpretation.  Sign language and interpreting students excel due to small classes, a high-tech interactive lab, a vibrant student-run club, and the uniqueness of the major where students work closely with one another and with faculty, developing strong supportive relationships.

At Mount Aloysius College, students graduate with a bachelor’s degree in American Sign Language/English Interpreting are well-prepared to find careers working as interpreters in educational, medical, business, religious, and a variety of other settings.

For a comprehensive schedule of events concerning the Mount Aloysius College Biennial Interpreting Conference or the ASL/English Interpreting program at Mount Aloysius College, call the college at (814) 886-4131 or visit the conference website at http://www.mtaloy.edu/interpreting-conference

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