From: Administrative E-Memo (memofrom@Colorado.EDU)
Date: Fri Apr 04 2008 - 17:16:40 MDT
Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2008 17:16:40 -0600 (MDT) From: Administrative E-Memo <memofrom@Colorado.EDU> Subject: Testing of CU-Boulder's Emergency Text-Messaging System to Take Place
TO: Boulder Campus Teaching & Research Faculty, Staff,
Deans, Directors, Dept Chairs, System Administration
FROM: University Communications
SENDER: University Communications Action Team
DATE: April 4, 2008
SUBJECT: Testing of CU-Boulder's Emergency Text-Messaging System to Take Place
Monday, April 7
The University of Colorado at Boulder will join with Boulder and other Boulder
County cities in a flood-warning siren test the morning of Monday, April 7 and
will follow it two hours later with a test of the university's emergency
CU-Boulder's sirens will be activated at about 10 a.m. Monday by the Boulder
County Sheriff's Office of Communications. The campus test will coincide with
siren tests by the city of Boulder and other Boulder County cities and towns.
The test of CU-Boulder's text-messaging system, CU Alert, will take place at
about noon on Monday. If you have signed up for the system, you should receive
a text message during the test period. If you do not receive a message, notify
the IT Services help desk at 5-HELP.
CU's text-messaging system has 11,808 subscribers as of April 2. All CU-Boulder
faculty, staff and students are encouraged to sign up for the service. For
information about the text-messaging system and to sign up, visit the website
In emergencies, users would be directed to http://www.colorado.edu, to
CUConnect at https://cuconnect.colorado.edu/uPortal/index.jsp and to the campus
Information Line at 303-492-4636 or 303-492-INFO.
Following CU-Boulder's April 7 siren test, the sirens will be tested on the
first Monday of each month beginning April 7 and concluding on Monday, Aug. 4.
Other siren testing dates are Monday, May 5; Monday, June 2; and Monday, July
7. Siren testing is conducted annually to ensure the sirens work properly, to
improve public understanding about the use of the sirens, and to inform
citizens about how to respond when the outdoor warning sirens are activated.
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