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New “Shutoffs” mailing list for campus service notifications

Currently, service-interruption notifications (such as electrical or steam outages) are communicated to the campus community through nearly 100 distribution lists created in WebMail.  Maintaining these lists is inefficient and cumbersome and with the migration of the campus to e-mail provided via Zimbra, this is an opportune time to rethink how Facilities communicates these types of outages to campus.

Therefore, effective May 26, service-interruption notifications will be communicated to all faculty/staff through a LISTSERV mailing list identified as “Shutoffs” with auto-updates on the list of subscribers.Consistent with current procedure, the building(s) and the type of service interruption will be identified in the subject line. For example:

Subject: Shutoff: Ackert Hall, Durland, Rathbone, Feidler Halls – Electricity

All faculty and staff employees will receive the notification, and they will be able to immediately determine if the service interruption will impact them or their department. If the interruption is not pertinent to them or their department, they can simply delete the message. Faculty and staff also can filter these notifications into a separate folder.  For questions about service notification, contact Loleta Sump, 785-532-1718, or Kerry McDonald, 785-532-1709.