Kennesaw State University designated Storm Ready
Georgia (Sep 4, 2014) —
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Posted: Sep 04, 2014 4:25 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 04, 2014 4:30 PM EDT
Kennesaw State University is the first public school in the Georgia university system to be designated "Storm Ready."
For students, faculty and staff, this means the campus has taken proactive measures to keep everyone updated and informed when severe storms threaten. The school worked hand-in-hand with the National Weather Service in Atlanta to meet all the necessary requirements to receive this distinction.
With nearly 25,000 people on campus, KSU has proven it has the same or greater capability for severe weather monitoring, notification and response that is expected of any Georgia city of similar size.
The school says they will utilize their intranet to notify everyone on the network when severe weather threatens.
When a severe alert is issued by the campus security team, it goes through their network and displays on personal computer screens and school billboards, and describes the threats expected as well as the actions people need to take to keep safe.
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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.