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Sign up for New York Alert through UCanWeb

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

SUNY Canton has reopened enrollment in the New York Alert emergency notification system for the Fall 2010 semester.

The NY-Alert system allows College officials to rapidly send out notifications to students, faculty, and staff through phone calls, email, and text message. If there is an emergency on campus, the College will be using this system as a way to relay potentially life-saving information and instructions.

The College will conduct a test of the system later in the semester.

The NY Alert program is completely voluntary for students, faculty, and staff. Members who want to receive the alert messages and instructions can sign up via SUNY Canton’s UCanWeb application.

Go there now by clicking http://banweb.canton.edu. You will be prompted to enroll, decline, or edit contact information upon the first log in. For more details and precise instructions on how to use the registration form in UCanWeb, please visit: http://www.canton.edu/nyalert/.

The State University of New York and SUNY Canton value your privacy. Your information is confidential within the NY-Alert System. The system is completely voluntary but strongly encouraged. Registrants can change their enrollment status at any time by logging into UCanWeb. SUNY Canton joined the SUNY NY-Alert System as part of the statewide emergency notification initiative.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.


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New York Alert Open for Enrollment

Friday, August 28th, 2009

SUNY Canton has reopened enrollment in the New York Alert emergency notification system for the Fall 2009 semester.

The New York Alert system allows college officials to rapidly send out notifications to students, faculty, and staff through phone calls, email, and text message. If there is an emergency on campus, the college will be using this system as a primary means to relay information and instructions. By enrolling, everyone associated with the college can choose the method of alert that best suits their individual needs.

“We broadcast the alerts in a way that is convenient and accessible,” SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “By using multiple notification systems, we will inform as many people as possible if there is an emergency on campus.”

The NY Alert program is completely voluntary for students, faculty, and staff. Members who want to receive the alert messages and instructions can sign up via SUNY Canton’s UCanWeb application.

Go there now by clicking http://banweb.canton.edu. You will be prompted to enroll, decline, or edit contact information upon the first log in. For more details and precise instructions on how to use the registration form in UCanWeb, please visit: http://www.canton.edu/nyalert/.

The State University of New York and SUNY Canton value your privacy. Your information is confidential within the NY-Alert System. The system is completely voluntary but strongly encouraged. Registrants can change their enrollment status at any time by logging into UCanWeb. SUNY Canton joined the SUNY NY-Alert System as part of the statewide emergency notification initiative.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 100 courses online each semester. The College’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years. Construction is now underway for the College’s new Convocation, Athletic, and Recreation Center.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.

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Text Messages to Help Keep SUNY Canton Students Safe

Friday, January 25th, 2008

NY AlertText messages will help keep SUNY Canton students safe, announced President Joseph L. Kennedy.

The college is implementing a system through the New York State Emergency Management Office’s (SEMO) NY-Alert emergency notification system.

“New York-Alert will allow us to send out alert notifications to faculty, staff and students’ cell phones, email accounts, and other phone extensions,” said Kennedy. “By using a multiple and redundant notification system, we hope to inform everyone on campus in the advent of an emergency.

The SEMO NY-Alert program was initiated by the State University of New York in Albany. Locally, college officials can write and send emergency alert notifications via the Internet, which are then sent to each student’s email accounts, cell phones via both text and voice, and even regular phones.

“The safety and well-being of everyone at the college is at the paramount of our daily preparations,” Kennedy said. “We want to reach students using the technology they already rely upon in their daily lives.”

The NY Alert program is completely voluntary for students, faculty, and staff. Members who want to receive the alert messages and instructions can “opt in” via SUNY Canton’s Northstar application.

To sign up for the alerts, visit www.canton.edu and select Northstar from the “Current Students” menu. Detailed instructions are available at www.canton.edu/nyalert.

This initiative is coupled with several other emergency management plans at the college. Two years ago, Kennedy added a Carillon Digital Sound System, which consists of four 100-watt loudspeakers, a 1,000-watt amplifier, and a computer-operated sound station. The system allows for voice and loudspeaker announcements if necessary.

“We would rather be over prepared for an emergency,” said Chief of University Police William Mason. “The speakers on the college’s faculty office building will be used if there is an emergency and we will be using the NY – Alert system to reach those out of auditory range.”

The college is currently researching the viability of adding additional speakers for auditory alerts and has begun testing all of its alert procedures.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 65 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams have joined the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.

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