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RU's Inclement Weather Communications Reviewed

RADFORD -- As winter descends upon the New River Valley, the Radford University community is reminded that there are a number of ways to stay informed of the university’s operating status during inclement weather. The following media will be used to notify students, faculty and staff in the event of a weather-related delay or closing.

Web Site
RU’s web site, http://www.radford.edu, will be the most up-to-date and comprehensive source of information about the university’s operating status.

Switchboard
For those who are unable to access the Internet, RU’s switchboard at (540) 831-5000 will have the latest operating status advisories.

RU Alert
The RU Emergency Alert Notification network will now convey notification messages about RU’s weather-related operating status changes to the RU community as well as emergency alerts. To be notified about weather-related campus changes and to assure successful notification of any and all other emergency-related messages, members of the RU community are encouraged to sign up for RU Alert Notification System.

Local Media
RU notifies over 20 local media outlets when a weather-related closing or delay occurs. Among the local media outlets that are notified of any changes in RU’s operating status are television stations WDBJ-7 and WSLS-10 and radio stations K92, Q99 and WPSK.

WVRU - 89.9 FM
In and around Radford, weather-related university updates will also be announced on WVRU, 89.9 FM, RU’s public information radio station.

Facebook
As a fan of Radford University on Facebook, you will receive notification on your Facebook page of any operating status changes at RU because of inclement weather.

To obtain the latest RU notifications on Facebook, users will need to load the RU Alerts application that was developed by RU and is a secure application. The RU Alerts application can be found by searching for RU Alerts and can be installed by following the prompts.

Dec. 17, 2009
Contact: Don Bowman (dbowman@radford.edu; 540-831-7523)

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