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More than 12,500 University of Wyoming students, faculty and staff received a text message on their cell phones within minutes after it was sent Thursday in a system-wide test of the university's text notification system, UW Alert.
An e-mail message was also sent to all exchange users. In the event of a real emergency, those signed up for the UW Alert system would have received specific instructions.
The text alert system, (https://www.uwyo.edu/uwalert/) one of many safety initiatives in place at UW, provides a means to reach as many members of the university community as possible.
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