Subject: Enhanced Emergency Mass Notification Service
From: Norma Grijalva
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 09:19:09 -0700
To: "all-nmsu@nmsu.edu"

To: NMSU Community
   From: Emergency Notification Committee
   Date: February 23, 2009
Subject: Enhanced Emergency Mass Notification Service

In order to better serve the university community, NMSU has enhanced its emergency notification service with the recent acquisition of a state-of-the-art, multi-modal emergency mass notification system. This system ensures that students, faculty, and staff receive critical emergency notifications of disasters, hazardous weather, and other threats to the safety of the university community. When activated, the system transmits an emergency notification via text message, university e-mail/personal e-mail, or cell phone/standard telephone (landline) to all students, faculty and staff who have registered for the emergency notification service.

NMSU’s enhanced notification service augments existing forms of communication, which include mass email messaging to NMSU email recipients, postings to university web pages, and announcements on the “dial in” emergency information phone line - (575) 646-1000.

***Registering Your Emergency Notification Information***

In order for you to be notified of emergencies through this system, you must register your contact information at the university’s secure, emergency notification registration web page, https://accounts.nmsu.edu/emergency .  With the exception of your university email address, which is automatically populated by NMSU central systems, you must enter all other contact information.

In addition to emergency notifications, you will occasionally receive notification test messages and reminders to update your information for the emergency mass notification system.

***Activation Date***

The system will become operational on March 14, 2009.

***Questions or Comments***

Please feel free to contact me at norma@nmsu.edu or via telephone at 575-646-7767 if you have any questions or comments regarding this notice.  You may also contact the Emergency Notification Committee with any questions, concerns, or suggestions at the following email address emergencynotification@nmsu.edu email.