Lawrence, Edwards campuses to test alert system

Mon, 02/10/2014

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Jill Jess Phythyon
KU News Service
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LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses will test several facets of the multi-tiered emergency notification system at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11.

KU will test:

  • Public address system: Speakers for the public address system have been installed in and around 83 buildings, reaching 98 percent of KU’s academic areas. The buildings comprise the highest concentration of students, faculty and staff.
  • Emergency text alerts: More than 21,000 students, faculty and staff are signed up to receive emergency text messages. Those who have not yet signed up are encouraged to do so at alert.ku.edu.
  • Web page alerts: The university will use alert.ku.edu as a centralized location for information updates.

In case of inclement weather or an in-progress campus emergency, the test will be moved to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13.



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