FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information, contact:
The University of
Communications and Marketing
Anne W. Manning – (901) 448-4072
Sheila Champlin – (901) 448-4957
The university has contracted with e2Campus, a mass notification and text messaging firm, to make the system available for this academic year. Operated by campus police, the system will be used to shut down the campus for emergencies such as gas leaks, bomb threats and events involving an active shooter.
“This project has been on our radar screen for quite a while but, naturally, the Virginia Tech experience pushed it to the top of our priority list,” said Ida Upchurch, chief of UTHSC Campus Police.
“Currently, we have a campus population of
approximately 5,000 faculty, staff and students in
Benefits of the e2Campus system include:
· Alerts can be sent to e-mail addresses, PDAs, cell phones and pagers;
· No advertising content can be delivered;
· The system will function effectively even when cell traffic increases during an emergency.
The same system is currently being launched on the
As the flagship statewide academic health system, the
University of Tennessee Health Science Center is focused on a four-tier mission
of education, research, clinical care and public service, all in support of a
single goal: to improve the health of Tennesseans. Offering a broad range
of postgraduate training opportunities, the main campus, which includes six colleges,
is located in
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920 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-5544
Fax: (901) 448-8640