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Marshall to test MU Alert emergency messaging system

Sep. 11, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Marshall University communications officials will conduct a test of the MU Alert emergency messaging system at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12.

Marshall community members who are subscribed to MU Alert are asked to be sure they have received the message that morning. If a message has not been received by noon, a subscriber should review and update his or her contact information in the myMU/MU Alert Web interface. If the contact information was already correct, but a message was still not received, they should send an email to mualert@marshall.edu with details on which contact method -- text, e-mail or voice -- did not work as expected.

The MU Alert system, which is operated by Marshall and delivered thru the Blackboard Connect service, allows Marshall students, faculty and staff to provide several methods for the university to use when making emergency contacts. Most common are text messages, cell phone calls and email.

Those in the active Marshall community (faculty, staff and students) who would like to subscribe or update their information for this test are asked to visit the myMU page at http://www.marshall.edu/MyMU, log in, click on the MU Alert red triangle and complete their subscription or update by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11.