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Univ. of Colorado urges everyone on campus to sign up for e-alerts. April 3, 2012

Univ. of Colorado urges everyone on campus to sign up for e-alerts. April 3, 2012

BOULDER, Colo. — More than half of the students, faculty and staff at the Boulder campus of the University of Colorado have signed up to get e-alerts from the Emergency Management Office.

“We want to be in touch with everyone on and off campus, and e-alerts are the way to make that happen,” said Lacey Croco, Emergency Manager. “Our goal is to use the system to keep people aware of what is going on on campus.”

From floods, to strangers on campus, to possible shootings … the university feels the best way to be in touch is by e-mail or text messages.

Since everyone is plugged into cell phones and computers what better way to reach folks than to hit them up from cyber space.

“I signed up to help stay safe,” said heather Perdue. “The fact that they had candy here is a plus, but this is the way to let police tell us when someone is on campus who shouldn’t be.”

About 29,000 of the 38,000 on campus have already taken advantage of the free service. The goal is to get everyone on board with the e-alert system.