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Media Memo: Test of Campus Emergency Notification System

TO: News/Assignment Editors and Directors

FROM: Judy Berthiaume, Director

DATE: May 7, 2008

SUBJECT: Test of Campus Emergency Notification System

UW-Eau Claire will conduct a campuswide test of its recently enhanced emergency notification system between 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8.

The test will include the following notification methods:

  • a text message to cell phones that have been registered in the new cell phone notification system
  • pop-up message on all university-owned computers, including those in offices, labs and classrooms
  • e-mail to all students, faculty and staff
  • unique ringtone and accompanying text message on all campus voice-over-Internet protocol (VoIP) telephones
  • announcements on the UW-Eau Claire home page.

Thursday's test will help university officials determine how an alert will impact the campus and cell phone technology infrastructure.

Following the test, faculty, staff and students will be asked to complete a brief Web survey to provide feedback regarding the emergency notification system.

To discuss Thursday's test or for more information about the university's enhanced emergency notification system, contact Mike Rindo, executive director of University Communications and special assistant to the chancellor, at 715-836-4742 or rindomj@uwec.edu.

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