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2/2/2011 —

 

PSUTXT PROVIDES URGET CAMPUS INFORMATION VIA CELL PHONE 
Sign-up: http://live.psu.edu/psutxt

SCHOOL CLOSING OR DELAY ICON
WILL APPEAR ON CAMPUS HOMEPAGE

LOCAL STATIONS
KDKA: http://weather.kdka.com/US/PA/Pittsburgh.html
WTAE: http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/weather/grid.html
WPXI: http://www.wpxi.com/weather/index.html

FOR A TWO-HOUR DELAY
Two-Hour Delay Class Schedules: http://www.nk.psu.edu/Information/weather.htm?cn71G

In the event of snow, severe storms or other emergencies, official word of Penn State New Kensington closing or delaying classes can be found on personal cell phones and on the homepage of the campus Web site.

Cell phone users who subscribe to PSUTXT, Penn State's text-message alert system, will receive a text message for incidents that may impact the campus community. PSUTXT is a one-way communications tool designed to get emergency information to subscribers. Subscription to PSUTXT is free, although individual cell phone carriers may charge for text messaging.

Weather and emergency information also is available under the "News and Events" section on the campus homepage. When there is breaking news, an alert icon will appear in the headlines box along with general information of the nature the emergency. Clicking on the icon provides detailed information.

The decision to cancel or delay classes will be made as early as possible, usually by 6 a.m. for day classes and 4 p.m. for evening classes. If a two-hour delay is announced, classes will start at 10 a.m. and will last 45 minutes. After a New Kensington administrator makes a decision on the status of the campus, a text message is automatically sent to members.
An alert will also appear on the campus homepage, under the "News and Event" section.

Information also is available on radio stations (KDKA-1020 AM, B 94-FM 93.7 and Y 108-FM 107.9) and television stations (KDKA-TV Channel 2, WTAE-TV Channel 4 and WPXI-TV Channel 11). In addition to multiple formats, cancellation and delay information for students and faculty/staff can be accessed by phone on a pre-recorded message: students, (724) 334-6006; and faculty/staff, (724) 334-6005.

To subscribe to PSUTXT, visit http://live.psu.edu/psutxt online and follow the instructions at the bottom of the page under the PSUTXT heading.

For the delayed class schedules, visit http://www.nk.psu.edu/Information/weather.htm?cn71G online.

 

 

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