With a chance of wintry precipitation across much of the Southeast this weekend as students return to campus to begin spring semester classes Monday, Jan. 9, Western Carolina University officials are keeping an eye on the skies – and on the highway system.
Staff in the Department of Emergency Services for Western Carolina University stand ready for a long list of situations, most in the category of “when things go wrong.” Consider the descriptive words that can be found in their work plan: “crisis, catastrophe, disaster, eminent danger.”
Western Carolina University’s Emergency Services Department and Police Department are hosting “Whee Safe,” a series of brown bag discussions throughout the 2015 spring semester designed to provide faculty, staff and students with information on a variety of personal and community public safety topics.
Ready….set….WHOOP! On the fourth Tuesday of every month at noon, beginning Aug. 26, police at Western Carolina University will be testing the university’s new siren system. During each test, people on and around the WCU campus should hear a high-pitched, repetitive whooping sound for about three minutes.
If you were on or near the campus of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee on June 11 or 12, you may have heard some very loud, intermittent wailing sounds. And that’s a good thing, because WCU has just installed and tested a new, combination siren and public address system, controlled by campus police.