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NMSU Hotline — July 20, 2017

NMSU professor researching how to treat aphasia in stroke patients


One of the most frustrating effects of a stroke is the inability to use, produce and comprehend language, also known as aphasia. Many aphasia sufferers become anxious and frustrated with not being able to communicate and understand others like they did before their stroke.

Bijoyaa Mohapatra, an assistant professor in communication disorders at New Mexico State University, wants to better understand how to treat aphasia with behavioral neurocardiac intervention and if it can improve specific moods such as stress and anxiety, as well as cognitive functions such as attention and memory.

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Campus Announcements

PSL hosts blood drive today

PSL Anderson Hall is hosting a United Blood Services blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in Lot 60 at the PSL/Anderson Hall visitor parking lot located east of PSL. The blood drive is open to the public. If already a United Blood Services Donor, you can register online for this drive.

Retirement reception for Kimberly Miller to be held Monday

After 16 years of dedicated service, Kimberly Miller will retire on July 31. A reception is scheduled for 3 p.m. Monday, July 31, at the Zuhl Library Zuhl Conference Room, second floor. For more information or to RSVP contact Susan Beck at 575-646-5091 or susabeck@lib.nmsu.edu.

NMSU Grants hosts Technology Summit for casinos

The NMSU Grants Computer Science Program hosted the first Technology Summit for Casino technology leaders. Students, faculty and campus administrators met with representatives from Sky City Casino and Apache Nugget Corporation in order to build a solid pipeline to jobs for NMSU students.

The Computer Science program offers an IT Boot Camp format that provides students with hands-on experience and prepares them for industry certifications like Comptia A+ and Network+. The IT Boot Camp is a compressed, intensive program that prepares students for IT jobs. NMSU Grants wants to increase collaboration with Tribal entities and casinos to increase the number of Native American students working in the IT field.

The next Boot Camp starts on Aug. 16. If you are interested, contact Karen Henry at kmhenry@nmsu.edu or a campus adviser at 505-287-6678. Federal financial aid and workforce training funds may be available for eligible students.