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Texting has become the best way for young adults to communicate. Many people argue that it might be killing the English language. A lot of articles associate texting with a negative vibe but Penn State University has used texting to its advantage by helping out the students, faculty and staff. Penn State created an emergency text alert system that’s designed to help those who have signed up for the service.

It helps by delivering direct notifications to phones that are linked into the alert system. The messages will include everything from school closings, danger that’s happening on campus. Penn State University encourages every student to sign up for these free services. If you don’t have a cell phone number you can follow the PSUalert messages on Facebook and twitter. If you decide not to have text message alerts. You can choose to have the notifications delivered by email, or have an automated voice message delivered to the number you register with.

The alert system had helped many students in the previous years. Including a Penn State student Ayesha Siddiqua. She depended on the text alert system to notify her when the campus was closed due to weather related issues.

“The option to add three different numbers to the notification system was very helpful for my mother and father to stay notified of any emergencies that occurred on campus,” Siddiqua said.

The process to join the Penn State Emergency Alert system is fairly easy. You can log on to the webpage at www.psualert.psu.edu/psualert/ where it will show you step by step instructions on how to get registered for this free serve offered by the Penn State University. In order to sign for the service you must have a Penn state password and email. After you sign in with the email you choose how you want be notified, following with the campus you would wish to get notified by.

Lion’s Eye Staff Writer

Irfan Qureshi, iwq5004

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