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Emergency messaging results analyzed

“This a WSU Alert emergency message…” When classes were canceled last week (Jan. 31 and Feb. 1), most faculty staff and students received an e-mail, text message or phone call — or two, or three — starting off with these words and notifying them that classes had been canceled.   In the end, approximately 75 […]

Emergency messaging system contracted

Photo: Messages can be delivered in a variety of ways. (iStockphotos).   WSU has signed a three-year $109,236 contract with the National Notification Network (3N) for a comprehensive electronic emergency message system. It will improve safety by helping the university alert people to potential threats like terrorists, bombs and shooters — like the gunman at […]

Can you resist those Super Bowl ads?

If a salesman showed up at your front door to sell your child beer and junk food, it’s unlikely you’d choose that moment to go get a snack or do a load of laundry. So why do it when he enters your home through television ads? According to Erica Austin, interim director of the Edward […]