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Date: Nov 12, 2007
Emergency Awareness Week
See What Hofstra C.A.N.N. Can Do For You!
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY – In an attempt to educate the Hofstra community on Hofstra’s emergency notification systems, the University has scheduled Emergency Awareness Week, November 12 -16, 2007. Hofstra’s emergency team will showcase how the Campus Alert Notification Network (C.A.N.N) runs in case of an emergency; the proper procedure practiced for fire drills, and Personal Safety Workshops.
“Safety is a high priority for Hofstra and the C.A.N.N. system is the comprehensive emergency program that was developed for the Hofstra community,” said Vice President of Student Affairs Sandra Johnson. “During awareness week we address various aspects of safety and educate the community about the resources dedicated to safety and emergency response.”
Currently, Hofstra utilizes a number of emergency communication channels, including an alert on the home page of www.hofstra.edu, e-mail, cell phone text alerts, a telephone hotline and the campus closed circuit network, Hofcast. The Hofcast network broadcasts campus events and information on LCD screens in more than 120 well-trafficked locations across the campus, including every academic building and each of our residence halls (by Spring 2008). The system gives all students immediate access to emergency information on screens throughout the campus.
Hofstra’s public address system is controlled at the Department of Public Safety's 24-hour central command. Loudspeakers have been installed at 10 locations across campus, and are equipped to broadcast an emergency tone, other sounds or verbal instructions. The broadcast of the emergency tone alerts the campus community to look at any number of emergency communication information channels.
The Emergency Awareness Week events are listed below and are only open to the Hofstra community.
Monday, November 12 and Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Personal Safety Workshops presented by the Dean of Students Office
8 p.m. in the Cultural Center Theater
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Testing of Hofstra’s Emergency Notification System
November 12 -16, 2007
To be held in all resident halls.
Safety Poster Contest
Individual and group submissions accepted.
Complete details are available in the Dean of Students Office or in the Student Center Atrium at the “Emergency Awareness Week Tables”. Submissions must be in by Friday, November 16, 2007.
Presentations on services provided through the Department of Public Safety
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution where students can choose from more than 140 undergraduate and 155 graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences, business, communication, education and allied human services, and honors studies, as well as a School of Law. With a student-faculty ratio of 14-to-1, our professors teach small classes averaging 23 students that emphasize interaction, critical thinking and analysis. Hofstra offers a faculty whose highest priority is teaching excellence, cutting edge technology, extensive library resources, internships and special educational programs that appeal to their interests and abilities. The Hofstra community is driven, dynamic and energetic, helping students find and focus their strengths to prepare them for a successful future.