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Emergency text messaging service

4/25/2007 —

PSUTXT, a campus-specific text messaging emergency notification service, is now available to students, faculty, staff and others who wish to subscribe. PSUTXT was launched last summer at University Park has now expanded to include most Penn State locations including Penn State Wilkes-Barre. Emergency notices including weather alerts, campus closings, etc. will be sent directly to subscriber's cell phones. Only messages of an important nature will be sent, this text messaging service will not be used for routine news items.

While individuals' phone plans may charge for receipt of text messages, subscription to the PSUTXT service is free. Subscribers also can choose University Park concert information including Bryce Jordan Center concert announcements and other entertainment news or University Park sports alerts. To sign up, visit http://newswires.psu.edu/ online and follow the instructions at the bottom of the page under the PSUTXT heading. For more information, e-mail AMountz@psu.edu and include PSUTXT in the subject line.

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