March 26, 2018 2:30pm EDT: FALSE Reports of escaped fugitive / lockdown; all is well

We have received FALSE reports of escaped fugitives in our area.  We have verified directly with the sheriff’s office that this is FALSE.  There are not now nor were there escaped fugitives in the area. All is well.

A reminder that should you hear the emergency siren any time except 2:00 on Wednesday, you need to take immediate action.  A reminder too that Webber uses Nixle as its emergency text notification system (to subscribe text Webber to 888777 or visit http://www.Nixle.com [our zip code is 33827])

Thank you for visiting http://www.WebberEmergency.com, the official emergency notification system of Webber International University.

Posted date, time, by, and authority of:  March 26rd, 2018 2:30pm EDT by the President of the University by his own authority.

Message ID: 2018-2

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Status: Normal

Thank you for visiting http://www.WebberEmergency.com, the official emergency notification system of Webber International University.  In the event that emergency communication are necessary, they will be posted here.

A reminder that texting Webber to 888777 subscribes you to our emergency text notification system (or you can visit http://www.Nixle.com; our zip code is 33827).

Posted date, time, by, and authority of:  March 23rd, 2018 9:30am EDT by the President of the University by his own authority.

Message ID: 2018-1

Saturday, October 28, 2017 8:30am EDT: Monitoring Tropical Storm Philippe

Webber International University is monitoring Tropical Storm Philippe.

Based on the forecasts available to us (including http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at1+shtml/091740.shtml?cone#contents and https://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/atlantic/2017/tropical-storm-nate?map=model) this storm does not appear to be any threat to us.  Although we maintain a constant state of readiness during hurricane season, no changes in operations are planned at this time.

A reminder that texting Webber to 888777 subscribes you to our emergency text notification system. Thank you for visiting http://www.WebberEmergency.com, the official emergency notification system of Webber International University.

Posted date, time, by, and authority of:  Saturday, October 28th, 2017 8:30am EDT by the President of the University by his own authority.

Message ID: 2017-13

Friday, October 6th, 2017 7:30am EDT: Monitoring Tropical Storm Nate

Webber International University is monitoring Tropical Storm Nate.

Based on the forecasts available to us (including http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at1+shtml/091740.shtml?cone#contents and https://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/atlantic/2017/tropical-storm-nate?map=model) this storm does not appear to be any threat to us.  Although we maintain a constant state of readiness during hurricane season, no changes in operations are planned at this time.

A reminder that texting Webber to 888777 subscribes you to our emergency text notification system. Thank you for visiting http://www.WebberEmergency.com, the official emergency notification system of Webber International University.

Posted date, time, by, and authority of:  Friday, October 6th, 2017 7:30am EDT by the President of the University by his own authority.

Message ID: 2017-12

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017, 9:30pm EDT: Monitoring Hurricane Maria

Webber International University is monitoring Hurricane Maria.

Based on the forecasts available to us (including http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at5+shtml/235857.shtml?cone#contents and https://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/atlantic/2017/hurricane-maria?map=model) this hurricane does not appear to be a threat to us. No changes in operations are planned at this time.

Our thoughts and prayers are with those – especially the families of our students and staff – who are in the path of this major storm.

A reminder that texting Webber to 888777 subscribes you to our emergency text notification system. Thank you for visiting http://www.WebberEmergency.com, the official emergency notification system of Webber International University.

Posted date, time, by, and authority of:  Tuesday, September 19, 2017 9:30pm EDT by the President of the University by his own authority.

Message ID: 2017-11

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 3:00pm EDT: Power restored! Webber reopens at 5:00am EDT Thursday, September 14th, 2017!

 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 3:00pm EDT:  Power restored!  Webber reopens at 5:00am EDT Thursday, September 14, 2017.  While there was damage — lots of it — there’s nothing that keeps us from reopening.  We have been deeply blessed.

FAQ’s

1) I evacuated and cannot get to class tomorrow?  What do I do?

Bring back proof that you were out of town; 2) get back as quickly as you reasonably can; and 3) see the Academic Dean upon arrival.  Here’s the deal… if you were out of town and you get back as quickly as you reasonably can, everything will be just fine; if you’re not trying your best under  the circumstances, you’ll have difficulties. We’re fair and reasonable people, many of whom don’t yet have power at our own homes.  Evacuation = fine.  Vacation = not fine.  Doing your best = fine.  Taking advantage = not fine.

2) What about late work?

Again, the key here is reasonable.  The Academic Dean will have a meeting with professors and ask them to make reasonable accommodations.  If you’re doing the best you can under the circumstances, it won’t be a problem; if you’re not, well, there may be.   And, please don’t look for exceptions for work due before we closed… there are lots of people with real problems outside of their control.

3) I’m an employee who just cannot get back.

Again, same thing as switch students.  Reasonable = okay.  Unreasonable = problem.  Speak to your immediate supervisor (and for most of you that’s not the President) ASAP.

4) I’ve got an emergency.  I need…

Please discuss your situation with a senior employee.  Can we cash a check for you?  Maybe.  Can we loan you a cooler?  Maybe.  Can we give you ice?  If we have it.  Can we sell you water at our cost?  If we have some left over.  Can we find an air conditioned place for you to sleep?  Best we can.  Need a sandwich?  We can likely fix you up.  We’re family, and we pull together.  Talk to a senior employee and we’ll do our best.

5) Games?  Practices.

Speak with your coach.

Future Notices

This is the last planned announcement for Hurricane Irma.  Good riddance to her.  If more notices become necessary, we will post them here.

A reminder that texting Webber to 888777 subscribes you to our emergency text notification system. Thank you for visiting http://www.WebberEmergency.com, the official emergency notification system of Webber International University.

Posted date, time, by, and authority of:  Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 3:00pm EDT by the President of the University by his own authority.

Message ID: 2017-10