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(Oct. 5, 2011) -- As part of ongoing efforts to enhance emergency communications at UTSA, the Office of Emergency Management in the UTSA Police Department will conduct a test of the UTSA Emergency Notification System (ENS) at 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 7.

The test will be conducted to communicate with students, faculty and staff who have registered their information on the current Reverse 911 system through the ASAP online information system. The UTSA Emergency Notification System will replace Reverse 911 in the near future, and all references to Reverse 911 on websites and printed materials will be modified to reflect the new system.

During this scheduled test, registered users will receive a text message and a corresponding email. Please take a moment to ensure you receive and read both of these important emergency communications. The UTSA Emergency Notification System serves as the primary means to relay emergency information within the UTSA community. If an actual emergency had occurred, these messages would contain important instructions to update the UTSA community regarding precautionary measures and protective actions.

If you have not registered to receive emergency notifications, you can do so by logging into your ASAP account and clicking on the "Reverse 911 -- Emergency Alert Contacts" link within the personal information tab.

Emergency information regarding university operations also is available at the UTSA Campus Alerts website. In addition to these notification systems, the university utilizes Facebook and Twitter to update the UTSA community.

For more information, visit the UTSA Police Department website or call the Office of Emergency Management at 210-458-6851.

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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