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(April 19, 2012) -- There will be a test of the UTSA Emergency Notification System (ENS) at 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 25. Registered users of the system will receive a text message and a corresponding email. The test is part of ongoing procedures to ensure and enhance UTSA emergency communications.

The test monitors the university's ability to communicate with students, faculty and staff who registered for the UTSA Emergency Notification System on the ASAP online information system.

System users who opted for a voice message in lieu of a text message will receive an automated phone call. Those registered for the service should note whether they receive a message or not during the test; if not, contact Emergency Management.

The ENS is the primary means to relay emergency information within the UTSA community. If an emergency occurs, a message would contain important instructions regarding safety measures and protective actions.

>> To register to receive emergency notifications or to update information, log on to the ASAP system, select the personal information tab, then select the "UTSA Emergency Notification System link". Verify or modify your information, click on the update button and registration is complete.

Connect with the UTSA Police Department on Facebook and Twitter. Utilizing these resources can help ensure you are prepared when seconds count. For more information, contact the UTSA Office of Emergency Management at 210-458-6851.



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CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

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