NAU Alert campaign encourages campus to sign up to receive urgent text messaging

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Northern Arizona University has launched a campaign to encourage faculty, staff and students to sign up for NAU Alert with a drawing to add a little incentive.

NAU Alert is the university’s free emergency notification system that offers an easy way to receive urgent text messages, including weather-related closures. Only emergency or other urgent messages will be sent via NAU Alert. The system will not be used to distribute advertising or other unsolicited content.

The enrollment drive runs through midnight Oct. 13, and employees enrolled in the system at the deadline will be entered in a drawing to win one of two one-semester memberships to the NAU Recreation Center. Students signed up by the deadline will have a chance to win one of six iPod Shuffles.

Everyone who signs up can add a second phone number for a friend or family member. There is no annual requirement to re-enroll.

To learn more and to register go to For technical support, faculty and staff should call the ITS Solution Center at (928) 523-1511 or e-mail Students should call the Academic Computing Help Desk at (928) 523-9294 or e-mail