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April 2, 2015

Survey results help improve K-State Alerts

Submitted by K-State Alerts Committee

Thanks to suggestions and concerns from the Kansas State University community, the K-State Alerts committee has made some adjustments to the emergency notification system to better suit the university.

The changes are below:

  • The decibel level and strobe length of the flashing lights on the alert beacons have been changed to better accommodate those with disabilities.
  • The voice recording on the loud speakers and voice messages have been adjusted to properly pronounce Salina and Olathe.
  • The committee is working with Human Capital Services to incorporate safety procedures into new employee training.
  • The time of the alert has been moved to avoid disrupting classes.

Additionally, the committee received requests about opting out of alerts for other campuses and for thunderstorm warnings. Because of our traveling faculty and students, and the often unpredictable nature of severe weather, the K-State Police Department believe it is in the best interest of the K-State family to continue sending these alerts to all recipients.

K-State Alerts will be tested Wednesday, April 8 at 10:23 a.m.  We appreciate your feedback.