January 14, 2014
K-State Alerts test tomorrow will be email only
On Wednesday morning, the university will conduct an official test of K-State Alerts, the emergency notification system. Now that the university has transitioned to Office 365, during the test emails will be sent out to all K-State accounts.
A K-State Alerts test later this semester will include text messaging, automated phone calls, email to all K-State accounts, the university's home page, and the alert beacons in various buildings on the Manhattan, Olathe and Salina campuses. The tornado sirens with voice communications and public address system in the carillon atop Anderson Hall will also be tested.
K-State Alerts is used when a dangerous condition exists on any of K-State’s campuses. The system is tested at least twice a year to ensure that it will work during an actual emergency.
To sign up to receive emergency notifications by text message or an automated phone call, students, faculty and staff with active K-State eIDs must enroll in K-State Alerts through the eProfile system. Eligible K-Staters can add contact information of parents, children and spouses when they sign up.
Those who already subscribe to text message and automated phone calls won't need to re-register, but officials recommend checking the Web site to make sure K-State has current phone numbers and email addresses.