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Monthly Test of the Chaminade Emergency Notification System – April 2015

April 1, 2015 · No Comments · Uncategorized

April 1, 2015:  We are testing the Chaminade University Emergency Broadcast System. This is only a test. If this were an actual emergency, this would be the site with updates and instructions.

This is only a test.

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Chaminade Presents the United Kingdom Cult Classic “Blood Brothers” by Willy Russell

March 11, 2015 · No Comments · Campus News, Event Information, News & Press Releases, Notables

–ONLY FIVE PERFORMANCES THIS APRIL AT MAMIYA THEATRE–

The Performing Arts Department of Chaminade University will present the musical Blood Brothers, with book, music and lyrics by Willy Russell, at 7:30 p.m. on April 17 and April 24-25, and at 4 p.m. on Sundays, April 19 and April 26, at Mamiya Theatre, 3140 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816. This will be the Hawaii premiere of this musical, which opened on Broadway in 1993 and garnered several Tony nominations. Before Broadway, it received the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical and has been on national tour of the United Kingdom. The plot revolves around the lives of fraternal twins separated at birth with the theme of environmental vs hereditary factors’ effects on destiny. The brothers’ lives reflect the social justice issue of class struggle. The play has become a cult classic in production for over 20 years.

Tickets will be available at the door and cost $20 for general admission and $10 for children, seniors, military, and students and for Chaminade faculty and staff. Advance tickets purchased with cash may be done at Chaminade’s business office. Advance tickets using a credit card may be done through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blood-brothers-musical-tickets-15836449246?aff=es2&rank=22. For more information, call (808)735-4827.

BRO. GARY MORRIS, SM, a native San Franciscan, has been directing plays for more than 40 years and has more than a 100 plays to his credit. He is part of a team invited to Chaminade University to develop performing arts classes and programs on campus. This is his tenth year at Chaminade as associate professor of theater and English.

TIMOTHY CARNEY serves as associate professor of music at Chaminade University, where he teaches courses in Great Composers, Musical Theatre, and conducts the Chaminade Chorus. He is also music director of the Hawaii Vocal Arts Ensemble, a select choral group in residence at Chaminade.

BRAD POWELL is an award winning director, choreographer, dancer and actor. For more than 21 years, he was the executive producer/writer for educational television. He has acted, directed and choreographed at all of the major theatres in Hawaii as well as on the mainland, in Germany, Samoa, Portugal, Japan and Norway. Powell has worked with Morris on several productions.

Educating students for life, service and successful careers, Chaminade University is a Catholic/ Marianist university offering programs of study grounded in the liberal arts with day, evening, online and accelerated courses. A Native Hawaiian serving institution, Chaminade is located at 3140 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816.  For more information, visit the Chaminade Web site at www.chaminade.edu or call (808) 735-4711. ###

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      HONOLULU—March 11, 2015
MEDIA CONTACT: Kapono Ryan
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Office (808) 735-4797

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Local Chapter of International Honor Society of Nursing to Add Chaminade School Of Nursing

March 11, 2015 · No Comments · Campus News, Event Information, News & Press Releases, Notables

Chaminade University’s School of Nursing has been approved by the Sigma Theta Tau International board of directors to join its Gamma Psi-at-large Chapter of the Honor Society of Nursing. The Gamma Psi-at-large Chapter of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, will be amending its charter by adding the Chaminade School of Nursing at 11 a.m., on April 25, at the Japanese Cultural Center. Twenty three students will be inducted as new members of this group.  Dr. Estelle Codier, president of Gamma Psi-at-large Chapter, will conduct the induction ceremony which will also include a national representative from the International Sigma Theta Tau headquarters. There will be a reception following the charter amendment ceremony.

The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to improve the health of people worldwide through leadership and scholarship in practice, education and research. Membership in the honor society is by invitation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship, and to nurse leaders who demonstrate exceptional achievement in nursing. To become part of the honor society, a school of nursing must offer a minimum of a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent and be accredited by a recognized accrediting body. Founded in 1922, the honor society currently has 134,000 active members in more than 90 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others. The honor society’s 463 chapters are located at 571 institutions of higher education throughout the United States, as well as in Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, and Wales. More information on the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International can be found online at www.nursingsociety.org.

For information, contact Sarah Jarvis at sarah.jarvis@chaminade.edu or (808)735-8387, or Patricia Kiladis at patricia.kiladis@chamiande.edu or (808)739-8347.

The mission of the School of Nursing at Chaminade University embraces the key elements of education and service. Specifically, it is to educate students “…to be competent and caring nursing professionals who will promote health and high standards of practice, decrease health-related disparities in society, and enhance quality of life for their patients in a dynamic health care environment.” Chaminade offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) through a full-time, traditional undergraduate degree program. It also offers a RN to BSN program designed for registered nurses (RN’s) interested in continuing their education to complete a BSN degree. For more information, visit http://www.chaminade.edu/nursing/, or call (808)735-4813. 

Educating students for life, service and successful careers, Chaminade University is a Catholic/ Marianist university offering programs of study grounded in the liberal arts with day, evening, online and accelerated courses. A Native Hawaiian serving institution, Chaminade is located at 3140 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816.  For more information, visit the Chaminade Web site at www.chaminade.eduor call (808) 735-4711. ###

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      HONOLULU—March 11, 2015
MEDIA CONTACT: Kapono Ryan
Kryan@chaminade.edu
Office (808) 735-4797                           

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Janet Davidson, PhD Named 2015 Harris Manchester Scholar at Chaminade University

March 11, 2015 · No Comments · Campus News, News & Press Releases, Notables

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Janet Davidson, PhD
Criminology and Criminal Justice Program

Janet Davidson, PhD has been selected by Chaminade University as its Harris Manchester Scholar for 2015.  She will represent Chaminade from June 28 to July 5 at the Summer Research Institute held by Harris Manchester College (HMC) at Oxford. The award, sponsored by John Henry Felix and Dr. Lawrence K.W. Tseu, promotes scholarship and provides for all accommodation costs.  In addition, Davidson will receive upon completion a Certificate of Visiting Fellowship from Harris Manchester College as well full access to the library materials of Oxford including online materials.  Her research agenda will be to perform a comparative analysis of the real and fictionalized roles of female law enforcers in the American versus English system of criminal justice and media.

“Dr. Davidson’s work with the community in the area of social justice and gender equity continues to have an impact on our criminal justice system and the social issues involved,” said Chaminade provost, Helen Whippy, PhD.”Her appetite for analysis and scholarship, driven by her sense of justice, has propelled her to a position of respect in her field and promotes well the discussion of social justice issues, which is of great importance to our core values as a Marianist university.”

Former recipients have included Chaminade faculty members, Caryn Callahan, PhD; Lilia Castle, PhD; David Coleman, PhD; Edna Magpantay-Monroe, EdD; Bryan Mann, PhD; Allison Francis Paynter, PhD; Regina Pfeiffer, PhD; Pete Steiger, PhD; Wayne Tanna, JD; and Chitta Unni, PhD.

BIO–JANET DAVIDSON, PHD
Associate professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice, Dr. Davidson earned her PhD in Sociology with a specific focus on crime, law and deviance from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Her research interests include recidivism, community and institutional corrections, risk and need assessment instruments, and gender and crime. Her work has appeared in Feminist Criminology, Critical Criminology and Federal Probation. She is the author of a book titled Female Offenders and Risk Assessment: Hidden in Plain Sight and co-author of a forthcoming book on female offenders, victims, and workers in the criminal justice system. She has been active in applied research on Hawaii’s correctional system for the past fifteen years, including work with the Department of Public Safety, Hawaii Paroling Authority, Hawaii State Judiciary (Adult Probation), and Girls Court Hawaii. She has been at Chaminade University full time since the 2005 academic year. Prior to Chaminade, she worked at the Hawaii Department of the Attorney General as a Research Analyst.

Educating students for life, service and successful careers, Chaminade University is a Catholic/ Marianist university offering programs of study grounded in the liberal arts with day, evening, online and accelerated courses. A Native Hawaiian serving institution, Chaminade is located at 3140 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816.  For more information, visit the Chaminade Web site at www.chaminade.edu or call (808) 735-4711. ###

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HONOLULU—March 11, 2015
MEDIA CONTACT: Kapono Ryan
Kryan@chaminade.edu
Office (808) 735-4797

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The Hon. Joseph W. Prueher To Deliver Keynote Speech at Sino-Capitalism Forum

March 10, 2015 · No Comments · Campus News, Event Information, News & Press Releases, Notables

FORMER COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF U.S. PACIFIC COMMAND AND U.S. AMBASSADOR TO CHINA OFFERS INSIGHT ON MARCH 25

Chaminade University will feature The Honorable Joseph W. Prueher (Adm., USN, Ret.) at its annual Sino-Capitalism Forum on March 25, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Waialae Country Club. The forum is sponsored by Bank of Hawaii with partial funding provided by the Regent Stanley W. Hong Endowed Fund for Distinguished Asia-Pacific Speakers and Scholars. The Honorable James F. Moriarty will introduce the former ambassador to the People’s Republic of China. Registration and refreshments start at 3:30 p.m. Adm. Prueher’s talk begins at 4 p.m., followed by discussion until 5:30 p.m. Although the lecture is free and open to the public, seating is limited, so an RSVP to Chaminade University is required, at rsvp@chaminade.edu, or (808) 735-4816.

Established four years ago to explore a facet of China’s emergent variety of capitalism and recognizing China’s ever growing global importance, Chaminade has worked to increase awareness of the country’s social and economic dynamics, and potential impact to the U.S. and Hawaii.

In 1999, Admiral Prueher completed 35 years in the U.S. Navy with his last assignment in Hawaii serving as Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Pacific Command (CINCPAC); the largest military command in the world. He then served two Presidents as Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China from 1999 to 2001. A member of The Council on Foreign Relations, he is also Vice Chairman of the National Committee on U.S. – China Relations. A graduate and former Commandant at the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Adm. Prueher has received numerous national and international awards for his distinguished service.

Educating students for life, service and successful careers, Chaminade University is a Catholic/ Marianist university offering programs of study grounded in the liberal arts with day, evening, online and accelerated courses. A Native Hawaiian serving institution, Chaminade is located at 3140 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816.  For more information, visit the Chaminade Web site at www.chaminade.edu or call (808) 735-4711.

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HONOLULU—March 9, 2015          

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Volunteer Engineers Plan to Inspire Palolo Valley Students this Spring

March 6, 2015 · No Comments · Campus News, Event Information, News & Press Releases, Notables

Chaminade University will hold three “Engineering Days” for two local schools this March and April. The first is scheduled for March 13, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at Jarrett Middle School, located at 1903 Palolo Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816. The second and third Engineering Days are scheduled for April 2 and 8, from 8:30-11 a.m. at Anuenue School, a Hawaiian immersion public school, located at 2528 10th Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816.

At each school on its “Engineering Day,” local engineers, scientists, and technicians from private companies and the U.S. Navy have volunteered to inspire students into seeking STEM-related careers. Volunteer engineers will discuss what engineers actually do, share how the engineers got involved in their field, and how the students can also become involved in engineering. Volunteers will also demonstrate various uses of technology and engineering principles, as well as provide hands-on activities that help illustrate what engineers do.

The “Engineering Days” are part of Chaminade’s “Technology Enhanced Sustainable Aina Project (TESAP)” and the “Engineering Success in STEM (ESS)” project, which were funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) over the past four years. In July 2011, the ONR awarded Chaminade a grant of $500,000 (at $250,000 per year for two years) for TESAP.

Spearheaded by Katherine Kawaguchi, Chaminade Director (ONR Project and Educational Leadership Program), the project focused on the “E” in STEM by providing instruction in engineering principles, with a focus on the engineering design process using through the Project INSPIRE program from Purdue University. Included were on-line instruction, mentoring sessions from the Purdue University Project INSPIRE staff, two credits from Purdue’s College of Engineering for the Grades K-5 Anuenue and Palolo teachers, and facilitation of curriculum development and articulation sessions by the project director and a team of consultants from Pacific American Foundation.

With the intent of establishing the engineering design process as a K-12 “habit of the mind” in the complex, the “Engineering Success in STEM” project was developed and funded by the ONR for $785,000 over a three year period. This project extends the focus on the engineering design process and STEM-related careers into Grades 6-8 at Anuenue School, Jarrett Middle School, and Kaimuki High School. The engineering-focused curriculum for the professional development sessions with the secondary teachers was developed and taught by the UH-Manoa College of Engineering staff, with support for teachers’ unit development from the Project Director and the Pacific American Foundation consultants.

Throughout the project, students at Anuenue School, Palolo Elementary, Jarrett Middle, and Anuenue Kaimuki High have engaged in solving real-world problems such as: improving water quality by inventing filtration systems; devising aquaponics systems and accompanying solar collection units to power the pumps; designing a natural system to prevent soil erosion; fabricating an on-campus rainforest; inventing a water catchment for vegetable gardens; developing an iPad app game to teach people about medicinal plants and their uses; and designing an environmentally friendly process to anchor coral for propagation.

Though the event days are not open to the general public, permissions have been granted for members of the media to attend the event days, record, interview and share as well as meet with future engineers, innovators and their teachers.

Educating students for life, service and successful careers, Chaminade University is a Catholic/ Marianist university offering programs of study grounded in the liberal arts with day, evening, online and accelerated courses. A Native Hawaiian serving institution, Chaminade is located at 3140 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816. For more information, visit the Chaminade Web site at www.chaminade.edu or call (808) 735-4711.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      HONOLULU—March 6, 2015
MEDIA CONTACT: Kapono Ryan
Kryan@chaminade.edu
Office (808) 735-4797
                

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Monthly Test of the Chaminade Emergency Notification System – March 2015

March 2, 2015 · No Comments · Campus News, Test alert

March 2, 2015:  We are testing the Chaminade University Emergency Broadcast System. This is only a test. If this were an actual emergency, this would be the site with updates and instructions.

This is only a test.

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2015 Heritage Awards Honor Three Who Exemplify the Marianist Way

February 9, 2015 · No Comments · Campus News, Event Information, News & Press Releases, Notables

Heritage Awards 2015

Chaminade University 2015 Heritage Award winners
(front left to right) Faith Leasiolagi, Dayna Bareng
and Peggy Friedman are joined (back left to right) by
Chaminade’s president, Bro. Bernard Ploeger, SM
and Chaminade’s rector, Fr. George Cerniglia, SM.

The annual Heritage Awards were presented at Mystical Rose Oratory on Monday, February 09,  as part of a prayer service . The2015  recipients were:

  • Chaminade Award, presented to a lay faculty or lay professional staff member, who exhibits a continuous commitment to Marianist values in education, went to Professor Margaret (Peggy) Friedman, associate professor of Business.
  • Marianist Award, presented to a lay staff member, who exhibits a continuous and extraordinary commitment to the Marianist value of family spirit went to Dayna Bareng, Residential Life housing coordinator.
  • Founders Award, presented to a member of the student body, who manifests generosity, respect for others and a spirit of faith, went to Faith Leasiolagi.

The following text is taken  from today’s introductions of each of the awardees, made by Chaminade’s rector, Fr. George Cerniglia, SM: (with added photos from the event)

The Award Ceremony
February 9, 2015
Given by Fr. George Cerniglia, SM

Several weeks ago, our Chaminade ohana celebrated Heritage Week, highlighted by the Eucharist commemorating the anniversary of the death of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, the founder of the Society of Mary. Ordinarily, we use that occasion to confer awards on certain individuals on our campus who have manifested our Marianist tradition in exemplary ways. Because of the variety of activities occurring during Heritage Week, this year we decided to move the awards ceremony to today. Although it is an ordinary Monday, it now becomes extraordinary as we recognize three outstanding individuals in our Chaminade family.

The Chaminade Award is presented to a faculty or professional staff member who has exhibited a continuous commitment to Marianist values in education by promoting the dignity and rights of people, by accepting others with love and respect, by being dedicated to a collaborative and honest search for truth, and by undertaking the intellectual life as a form of service in the interest of justice and truth, exhibiting the Marian traits of openness, hospitality, graciousness and faith in a loving God. The recipient of this year’s Chaminade Award is Peggy Friedman. Peggy is presently a long-standing Associate Professor in the School of Business. She is a dedicated professor, who can connect easily with her students. One student related how Peggy consciously and intentionally includes the Characteristics of Marianist Universities in her syllabus. In presenting them to her students she is quoted as saying: This is our brand and what separates us from others. Having taught at UH and other universities, Peggy does not hesitate to point out that there’s something different at Chaminade. Little does she realize that her approach to education and to her students is what contributes to making Chaminade different. Students relate quite honestly that she “knows her stuff” and even makes it enjoyable! For a number of years now, Peggy has made an annual commitment as a Marianist Educational Associate. As such, she works to sustain and advance the Marianist culture on our campus. She is generous to a fault and always ready to offer a helping hand. Having become a recent first-time grandmother, Peggy now revels not only in her students but in her wonderful grandchild. She won’t hesitate to show you a picture either! And so, it is with deep gratitude that we present this year’s Chaminade Award to Peggy Friedman.

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 Peggy receives a lei from Fr. George and then her award from Bro. Bernie and Father.  She is surrounded by her son and daughter and applauded by the Chaminade ‘ohana.

 

The Marianist Award is presented to a staff member who has exhibited a continuous and extraordinary commitment to the Marianist value of family spirit by living the Marian traits of openness, hospitality, graciousness and faith in a loving God, and by drawing others into the challenge of building a collaborative community based on loving acceptance of others and commitment to the vision and mission of Chaminade University. The recipient of this year’s Marianist Award is Dayna Bareng. Dayna has been with Residential Life as the Housing Coordinator for 8 years. During those eight years, she has touched many lives with her openness, graciousness and loving nature. Her commitment to the Marianist value of family spirit is reflected in how the students feel about her. Ever since Dayna was five years old, we are told, she wanted to be a mother. Her caring, understanding, warmth and love go a long way in helping her be a “mother hen” to the students who are far away from home and miss all things familiar. We are told that Dayna’s voice on the phone was the most comforting thing to a new student on his first day of college. As a result, many who heard that comforting voice became closely linked with Residential Life and some eventually became part of the staff. It does not matter what type of day Dayna is having. When a student walks through the door, they receive her undivided attention and sound advice on how to approach everything from mundane issues to more challenging situations. She cares deeply for everyone she comes in contact with and wants what is best for them. Dayna encourages and inspires students to live to their full potential. No one works harder or is more committed to her ministry of supporting our residents than Dayna. Her dedication, spirit, kindness, generosity and patience have made a lasting impression on many, many students over the years. And so, it is with deep appreciation and gratitude that we present this year’s Marianist Award to Dayna Bareng.

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Photos are of Dayna Bareng receiving award, and Dayna with family, friends & Marianist ‘ohana.

 

The Founder’s Award is presented to a student who has exhibited a commitment to Marianist values by his/her outstanding generosity, respect for others, and spirit of faith and who is an exemplary role-model for the Chaminade community. The recipient of this year’s award is Faith Leasiolagi. In certain cultures, they wait to name a baby in order to insure that the name will fit the spirit and nature of the child. It seems that Faith’s name was a perfectly chosen one from the very beginning. Faith, in the religious sense, means a letting go, a trust and confidence that things will be okay. Our Faith reflects that religious meaning in many, many ways. She is someone you can put 100% trust and confidence in. Her calm and loving demeanor makes it a sure thing that the job will get done. During her years here at Chaminade, Faith has chosen many servant leadership roles that have helped her guide others—whether it was leading the Awakening Retreat, or working with the poor in Los Angeles, or dancing on White Sunday, or singing every Sunday in the choir, or feeding the hungry, or simply being her cheerful self in the Campus Ministry Offices or the Loo Center. Among her peers, Faith is a confidante, someone who listens attentively and dispenses wise and realistic advice. She is a member of the La’akea Marianist Lay Community, the first of its kind to be established here on Chaminade’s campus. And her companions in the group chose her to be their coordinator. Faith embodies the Chaminade spirit in so, so many ways. We are confident that she will go forth with a firm and steady confidence of who she is, who she has become, and who she will yet be. We have been touched by Faith in our own lives with her presence, her song, and especially her hope and love. And so, it is with deep appreciation and gratitude that we present this year’s Founders Award to Faith Leasiolagi.

Photos below are of Faith, friends, family and Mom.

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Chaminade Hosts Criminal Justice Expo 2015

February 6, 2015 · No Comments · Campus News, Event Information, News & Press Releases

MORE THAN 30 CRIMINAL JUSTICE AGENCIES WILL BE THERE

Chaminade University will host its 21st Annual Criminal Justice Expo on Thursday, March 19, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., in the Clarence T.C. Conference Center, Eiben Hall, at Chaminade University, 3140 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu 96816.

The free event begins with a special 1-hour session for Chaminade students, and then opens to the general public at 5:30 p.m. The annual expo is an educational career-oriented gathering where representatives and recruiters from various criminal justice agencies will be available for interested candidates.

For more information, contact Professor Joseph Allen at (808) 735-4879 or Chardonnay at chardonnay.pao@chaminade.edu or 808-739-4664.

Chaminade offers Hawaii’s only Master of Criminal Justice Administration degree, in addition to their Associate and Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice programs. All three programs are offered on-ground or completely online.

Educating students for life, service and successful careers, Chaminade University is a Catholic/ Marianist university offering programs of study grounded in the liberal arts with day, evening, online and accelerated courses. A Native Hawaiian serving institution, Chaminade is located at 3140 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816.  For more information, visit the Chaminade Web site at www.chaminade.edu or call (808) 735-4711. ###

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Monthly Test of the Chaminade Emergency Notification System – February 2015

February 2, 2015 · No Comments · Test alert

February 2, 2015:  We are testing the Chaminade University Emergency Broadcast System. This is only a test. If this were an actual emergency, this would be the site with updates and instructions.

This is only a test.

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