October 2012 News Releases

Washburn's emergency notification system to undergo routine testing Nov. 1

MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: See how the iAlert system works as Washburn conducts an official test at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 in Washburn police department, Morgan Hall, Washburn campus.  

At 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, Washburn University will conduct an official test of iAlert, the university’s emergency notification system.  

Washburn University’s iAlert emergency notification system is designed to warn Washburn students, faculty, staff and emergency contacts about emergencies on campus. The university is encouraging those who have not signed up for iAlert to do so before Tuesday, Oct. 30. Washburn will conduct an official test of iAlert on Thursday, Nov. 1. To sign up for iAlert, go to Washburn.edu/ialert

Emergency notification channels to be tested include text messaging, automated phone calls, e-mail messages, Washburn’s website homepage washburn.edu and Facebook sites. Participation in the iAlert system is voluntary.  It is the responsibility of the individual to register for the free service and to keep the contact information up to date.  

“iAlert significantly enhances our ability to maintain a safe academic environment for staff, faculty and students,” said Chris Enos, sergeant, university police.


Washburn police department, 785-670-1154
Amanda Hughes, university relations, 785-670-2153