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K-State Today

March 5, 2019

K-State Alerts test today

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

The university will test the K-State Alerts system following the statewide tornado siren test at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 5. The test includes text messaging and automated phone calls for those who have signed up for K-State Alerts on the university's Connect website under the eProfile section.

The test also will include notifications on the university's homepage, email messages, Twitter and Facebook posts, alert beacons in various buildings on all three campuses and the Manhattan campus outdoor public address system. The wall-mounted alert beacons will emit a loud siren, flash strobe lights and provide digital scrolling text for two minutes. They can't be turned off during the test.

Following the test, an email survey will be distributed to K-State Alerts recipients to help the university evaluate the effectiveness of the test.

If a person only needs alerts for one or two of the campuses, they are encouraged to modify their settings in Connect. To change your settings or update your contact information, visit the K-State Connect website and click "Manage K-State Alerts."