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Archive for Saturday, August 11, 2007

Emergency notification system to be launched

August 11, 2007

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Kansas University administrators are confident students, faculty and staff will be able to receive emergency text messages starting this month.

"We're still very focused on being functional for the fall semester," said Marlesa Roney, KU vice provost for student success, said in July.

The notification system has been a priority for KU after April's Virginia Tech shootings and Douglas County bomb threats.

University leaders have reviewed several notification products and were close to making a selection in mid-July.

Students, faculty and staff have been able to sign up for the messaging system since May. More than 8,000 students, faculty and staff had done so as of mid-July.

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