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The Press/Friday, February 12, 1988/THREE Emergency squad is helpful for all By PHILIP MICELI Special to The Press In October 19Sl, an organization was formed which, through its altruistic motives, has provided the State University College at Cortland with over 35,000 hours of service. This reputable organization pro- gressed from its inchoate form wllich had ten members to the present day which now boasts over 60 members. This or~anization is the Cort- land State Emergency Squad [CSES]. The CSES is a regionally recognized basic life support unit which provides on-scene emergency medical service to approx ima tel y 7,000 students, faculty and staff members of SUCC. Members of the squad range in level ()f training from stan- dard first aid and CPR to Advanced Emergency Medical Technician. The squad has the possibility to . affect ally person who enters SUCC at any time during the day. The CSES is the only organization of the student government that provides coverage · during the final weeks of school when most clubs are inactive due to ex- ams. The squad responds to over 200 calls per semester, and overall, the figures have increased each semester. In fact, last semester saw the squad respond to its largest number of calls since its in- ception [248]. The CSES has published a report which consists of the breakdown of calls from last semester. The breakdown showed, for example, that the freshman class accounted for the patients who were in most need of assistence r 131 or 58 percent]. The Emergen- cy Medical calls breakdown showed that \fracture dislocation'' was the most prominent problem among patients [32]. Alcohol-related incidents, which do not get categorized in the breakdown, came into affect 61 times, where the bulk of these calls occured on Friday evenings. Also, of the call locations involved [which in- cluded dormitories, academic buildings, campus grounds, etc.], Higgins Hall was the one that was most frequented (32]. The previous statistics shown are just a sample of the report compiled by Assistant Direc- tor of Operations Joseph DiRubbo. The CSES accomplished a major goal in their continu- ing development last semester when they acquired a transport vehicle from the students through a referen- dum taken bv CCSA. New members are still being sought. The squad welcomes all of those who are in- terested, and will train so no experience is necessary. Drop by the office located in Van Hoesen Hall or call x-4112. The CSES encourages all to challenge itr Editors note: Miceli is a member of the CSES. Cooperative education program Career-related work plus learning experiences By Pat Gormley Stoff Write,. The Cooperative Educa- tion Program is a very valuable service but one that should be utilized more by students of all majors, said John Shirley. Coordi11ator of Cooperative Education at Cortla11d. \Co·op\ is an educational program that combines classroom study with career- related work/learning ex- periences. Cooperative Education students enhance their personal development and test career choices through paid work placements in their chosen field. \The program is at- tractive to students because it offers paid positions and col- lege credit, \ said Shirley. Presently, about 200,000 students in colleges and universities nationwide are enrolled in cooperative education, and an estimated 50,000 employers participate in these programs. Shirley said that more than 50 percent of all <:o-op students are offered j()bs in their chosen field(s] of in- terested. The experience allows students to \increase their own marketability in the real world, \ he said. Shirley said that the SUCC Co-op Program \is presently in a trial-and-error period. \ The individual departments have their own placement and internship programs and '' Co-op i-s trying internship to pull them together '' to form on central organiza- tion, said Shirley. Certain requirements have to be met by the student in qrder to participate in the Co-op. Sophomores, juniors , or seniors who have a minimum grade point average as determined by in- dividual department policy are eligible. Being from a cer- tain acedemic department is not a requirement and students from all majors are encouraged to take part in ou'RE INviTed now .... • NO CONTRACTS Memberfihip.$; __ A vaf lab/e. . :.:, ' . _;...:·::.:;~-.:~. --:- • NO INITIATION ·FEES UNLIMITED USE OF ACILITIES Come See our: • State of the Art Equipment • Complete Free Weight Area • Cardiovnscular area • Aerobic U niquc Safety Floor and \all new\ light show Programs for Everyone r must be offeast 16 of ag~) the program, Shirley said. \'Students are misled to thinking that the program only a.pplies to management science or communication majors. That's not true. It's open to all majors,\ Shirley said. . .... Approximately 50 students are i11volved with SUCC's Co-op Program this semester. \In five years, we hope to have 350-400 studellts in the program. That's our longrange projec- tion,\ said Shirley. The cooperative Education Program benefits the students, colleges, and employers that are involved. It also provides an oppor- tunity for students to ex- perience \the f 1 eaf'\ world while receiving credit and making money to help relieve the financial burden of pay- ing for college,\ Shirley con- cluded. Health grant given Ry KATHRYN ZONA Staff Writer The New York State Edacation Department has awa.rcled the State University College at Cortland Health Department and the Cor- tland Enlarged City School District, a $100,000 grant for a C()Opertive health education project. Directing this pro- ject are Joseph Governali, chairrnan of the Health Department, Raymond Goldberg, health professor, at SUCC, and Jeannette Dip- po, the Cortland School Distri<Ct Health Education Coordinator. The idea for the project came about, said Governali, to inprove the quality of prepa.ration of he~tb educa- tion, to attract teachers and to get their int~-t~.sts. .tuned in- to ed11cating ·the elemen'taty scho()lfevels. The two :levels the project . dear ~'w1th r ·ate;.: teacher reparati<w and . health ducat idri \· technical undergraduate or graduate preparation. The new program will of- fer two new graduate level courses in the health depart- m~nt at SUCC. A retreat at Raquette lake will provide an opportunity for the par- ticipants to examine areas such as health promotion, stress management, and per- sonal responsibility for health and the role of schools in promoting the health of students. A health education technical assistance center will be developed in the Health Department in the Moffett Center. According to the directors, the center will serve as a source of materials, resources, con- sultation, and technical · · assis~ance for scliools and in- dividuals involved in health education. · i -. ! . • . f' ; .. ~ ~ . ~. ~ !' ··~ ! . ' assistan.ce. This project will attempt to improve, said Governali, the of . N~w )'qrk State; . said Governali is now becoming vert ihiereste\'d hi succ and looking to our college as the model f~;>r t),l.e improvement of He,alth 'Ed'lic\ation. · th, :- · .. (CYf~ l'stu~~e~;~t:s. ,· th~ · ,I· f ·~. ): ~ • r: •t .? ;)~! ;< • ~~: • :Gold~~~ ; !taicJ' thi~ · pro· gr. a~ statte~ .. ~. th~faU.~il~ \'. ill contmde- tb rUtLl/.it.dugH.J:une 30~ There will· IU~o :be· some summer work on this pro- ject.

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