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NMSU Hotline — June 11, 2015

NMSU College of Engineering power technology lab saves equipment from untimely end

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Challenged with the quest to develop a new course and accompanying power laboratory, Rolfe Sassenfeld, assistant professor of Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology at New Mexico State University, knew it would not be easy to accomplish with a limited budget. Facing the large expense of state-of-the-art power engineering training equipment, Sassenfeld found the solution on a loading dock: Hampden Motor and Generator Test Stations to be destroyed.

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Campus Announcements

Orientations to be held over summer break

The Aggie Welcome & Orientation Office is excited to welcome all of our new Aggies and families throughout our summer programs.

Remember to greet any students or guests especially on these dates so our visitors feel welcomed by our NMSU community on Orientation programs.

If you see individuals that look lost please help us help them and point them in the right direction.

Project Heart Start free CPR training to be held June 20

Would you know what to do if someone suddenly collapsed in front of you suffering a cardiac arrest? What would you do if someone were choking and making no sounds? You can learn that for free at project heart start training at Dona Ana Community College East Mesa Campus (DACC) in the student resources building Saturday, June 20.

CPR training has dramatically changed and it's easier. In one hour, you'll learn how to recognize the signs of a heart attack, use hands only cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) and how to perform abdominal thrusts (Heimlich maneuver.) Participants can participate in sessions beginning on the hour at 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m. or 11 a.m.

Barry Ramo the founder of Project Heart Start urges you to do three simple things if someone collapses in front of you:
1. Call 911 and report the emergency
2. Perform rapid use of hands-only CPR (100 per minute hard and fast)
3. Ask for and use an AED if available

This training is not for certification, but is intended for anyone interested in saving a life someday. Those professionals leading the trainings include representatives of American Medical Response ambulance service, the Las Cruces Fire Department and instructors from DACC.

For more information contact Joyce Bradley at 575-527-7645 or jbradley@dacc.nmsu.edu or Ann Bell at 575-640-1033 or ann15bell@comcast.net.

Retirement reception for Carmen Kottong to be held July 1

Carmen Kottong, from the Executive Vice President and Provost Office, will retire effective July 1, after 25 years of service at NMSU. A reception will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, at the Stan Fulton Center.

For more information contact Kim Altamirano at 575-646-2127.

Student Employment Fair to be held Aug. 26

Career Services will host a Student Employment Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, in Corbett Center, First Floor, Aggie Lounge. This fair is designed for new and current NMSU students who are seeking an on-campus, part-time student employment position.

If you have student employment or work study positions available for the fall 2015 semester, Career Services invites you to participate in this event. The Student Employment Fair offers an excellent opportunity for on-campus departments to talk to and recruit our many talented students for part-time positions within their department. Departments that are interested in participating in this event can register at http://careerservices.nmsu.edu/student-employment-registration/ or email careers@nmsu.edu before Wednesday, Aug. 19.

For more information contact Yvonne Franco at 575-646-1631 or yrel@nmsu.edu.

DACC Community Education courses available

In the DACC Community Education online course, Dementia Care, learn as baby boomers age, the 21st century workforce is challenged to care for an exponentially growing population of persons with dementia. This course provides essential knowledge and understanding about neurological diseases that affect cognition and memory, and practical application of effective skills for supporting persons with dementia. Nearly all disciplines benefit from the expertise in Dementia Care Specialists, as do families of persons with dementia. Come away with increased knowledge on how to care for persons with dementia. Expertise in this growing area of human services also enhances your resume. The class will be held from June 1-July 24. The cost is $498.

For more information about this DACC Community Education online course email commed@dacc.nmsu.edu or call 575-527-7527.

DACC Customized Training class offered

Introduction to MS Excel 2010 will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 25. The cost is $139. Do you work with numbers or data? Even ?non-techie? beginners will find it easy to learn Excel in this fun, step-by-step environment. Learn the basic functions and features including an introduction to terminology, components and the help system. Practice entering data and navigating in the spreadsheets while manipulating data using formulas.

For more information, contact 575-527-7776 or ctp@nmsu.edu.