A Test of Connect-ED to be Held on Friday, September 14

April 01, 2010

Today, Friday, September 14, Mount Union College will be conducting a test using the Connect-ED service, our new mass communication system that allows us to reach all members of the campus community with information during unforeseen events or emergencies within minutes. You will receive the test message between 11:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

During this test, Mount Union students will receive:
An e-mail at your Mount Union account
A telephone call (or voice mail message) on your cell phone provided we have an updated cell phone number on file for you
A telephone call (or voice mail message) on your residence hall room phone if you live on campus
Please note that if you are a student commuting from home you will also receive a telephone call (or voice mail message) on your home phone

Current faculty and staff will receive the following:
An e-mail at your Mount Union account
A telephone call (or voice mail message) on your cell phone provided we have an updated cell phone number on file for you
A telephone call (or voice mail message) on your office phone
A telephone call (or voice mail message) on your home phone

These calls and messages will indicate that the alert is a test of the new system.

In addition to receiving emergency notification via telephone and e-mail, Connect-ED also provides us with the opportunity to send text messages. On Monday, September 17 at approximately 1 p.m., you will receive a text message on your cell phone from Connect-ED, provided we have an updated cell phone number on file for you, giving you the opportunity to opt-in to the text messaging option. In order to opt-in, you will need to reply to the message with the response Y MUC (please be certain to include a space between the Y and MUC). This will put you on the list to receive future text messages alerting you of emergency situations at Mount Union.

Please note that you must opt-in to the text messaging option in order to receive emergency notifications in this manner. If you choose not to opt-in, you will continue to receive emergency notification via telephone and e-mail.

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