Register For Emergency Alerts
Contact:  Erika Mantz
603-862-1567
UNH Media Relations
February 15, 2008


DURHAM, NH

UNH Students, Faculty, Staff, Families and Friends of the University,

In the wake of yesterday's shooting incident at Northern Illinois University, the University of New Hampshire is urging all students, faculty, staff, families and friends of the university to register for a free service that automatically sends to an email account or cell phone a brief text message alerting people to an emergency situation on the Durham campus. Register at https://alert.unh.edu.

So far, more than 3,100 individuals have registered, but that is only a fraction of the number of faculty, students and staff who are on campus each and every day.

UNH has contracted with Roam Secure, a Virginia-based company that has the capability to send more than 18,000 messages per minute to anyone who enrolls in the alert service.

When an emergency occurs, UNH Police will send an alert text message to all who are subscribed, and will follow up on the UNH Web site as the incident is resolved. After receiving the initial alert via phone or computer, it will be important to check the UNH Web site for updates on the situation.

After registering, it is easy to manage contact information in the event an email address or cell phone number changes. It is also possible to opt out at any time.

The Roam Secure service is intended to become another means of communication during an emergency, complementing our on-campus email addresses that receive Directed Communications, the UNH Web site and the recorded information on the UNH Information line, 603-862-0000.

It only takes a few minutes to register at https://alert.unh.edu.

Please see more information regarding emergencies at http://www.unh.edu/news/cj_nr/2008/feb/em15emergency.cfm and at http://www.unh.edu/emergency/

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