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Austin Peay Alert text message service to be tested on Dec. 3

Austin Peay Alert, the new text-messaging emergency warning system, will be tested at 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 3.

Faculty and staff may wish to inform their students about the test.
Students and employees who have signed up for the service should receive a text message during the test hour. If not, please call Jim Spriggle, telecommunications manager, at 221-6284.

Through a contract with the Tennessee Board of Regents, the text-messaging service is supplied by RAVE Wireless.
Austin Peay Alert, the new text-messaging emergency warning system, will be tested at 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 3.

Faculty and staff may wish to inform their students about the test.
Students and employees who have signed up for the service should receive a text message during the test hour. If not, please call Jim Spriggle, telecommunications manager, at 221-6284.

Through a contract with the Tennessee Board of Regents, the text-messaging service is supplied by RAVE Wireless.

Initially, the system will be used for emergency notifications only. If officials decide to use text messages for other announcements, such as ones designated for members of a specific APSU group (fraternity, etc.), a user will have the opportunity to become part of such a list, or he/she can continue to receive text messages only in the event of an imminent emergency.

Students, faculty and staff who want the text-messaging system must provide his/her cell phone information, as described on the Web at getrave.com/login/apsu.

Each person who signs up for Austin Peay Alert is responsible for the cost of the text messages. The cost will depend on the service provider and the package for which the cell phone owner has contracted.