Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

Western Michigan begins registration for WMUAlert

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Western Michigan University has launched the registration for a new emergency communication system, WMU Alert, which is designed to place thousands of phone calls to students, faculty and staff in the event of an extreme campus emergency.

Any member of the campus community can register a phone number - cell phone, office or home phone number - to receive notification of emergency situations. If an extreme emergency is identified, the system’s mass call option will be activated, sending voice messages to all numbers registered to receive them.


The system is capable of making approximately 4,000 calls per minute. Text messaging is not part of the system because text messaging has a lower delivery priority and is not considered fitting for extreme emergencies.

Messages can be tailored to suit any emergency, and there are also several pre-recorded messages to provide clear, concise notification covering several possible situations. The phone messages will offer immediate directions for responding to the emergency identified. [end] 

Annual CR80News campus card banking survey

It seems that banks are picking and choosing their battles when it comes to campus card partnerships, with some expanding their reach and others holding steady at their previous numbers. With subtle overall growth, however, it seems that it’s business as usual despite possible future regulations.

read more »

Western Michigan University has decided to allow its students and faculty to help decide what their campus credentials will look like by opening an online poll to decide the card’s new logo.

read more »

Student ID cards vary in their design, with university crests, colors and photos all adorning the fronts these important credentials. The reverse side of the card, however is easy to overlook, as many institutions pre-print generic data that the student rarely notices.

read more »

If you are attending the 2014 NACCU Conference next week in Chicago, don’t miss out on your chance to walk away with an iPad Mini, a Kindle or one of a stack of great gift cards and other prizes.

read more »

Be first to comment...
Comment on this article

Your full name and URL will be displayed with your comment.

Your email is not shown or shared, and is used only for your Gravatar image.




characters left.