St. Andrews Update — 9/17/2018 3:00pm

The St. Andrews campus is currently closed. We have received the following update from campus officials.

Because we are currently without power and all of Laurinburg is without water, ALL students who had not already returned home have been relocated to homes with water, power, and internet.

While the equestrian center sustained some wind and rain damage, all of our horses are safe, being fed regularly, and in good health.

Campus officials are meeting with our insurance company and disaster recovery contractors. The city is making significant progress in restoring water city-wide, including at St. Andrews.  The lake overflow is rapidly receding and damage assessment is underway with the help of a disaster recovery company.

The physical plant and security staff on the main campus and the equestrian staff at the center worked tirelessly through the storm and did a great job of mitigating some of our damages. The student life staff and Pioneer food service worked closely with students and made sure they were safe, dry and had plenty of food throughout the storm as well.

A special thanks goes out to those St. Andrews alumni and staff who are helping to house students who were unable to return to their homes during the storm.   Several members of the faculty and the administrative staff also contributed a great deal of time, energy and support over the last several days helping to mitigate damages, keeping essential services operating as long as we had power, and cleaning up wherever possible.

At this time, classes remain cancelled and offices are closed until power is restored and a full damage assessment can be completed. The campus is currently closed to all but authorized emergency recovery personnel. As stated earlier, students and staff will be given at least 48-hour notice before classes are set to resume. Please continue to check the St. Andrews website for further updates.

Please check www.SA.edu for updates.

Thank you for visiting http://www.WebberEmergency.com, the official emergency notification system of Webber International University. 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:  September 17th, 2018 3:00pm EDT by the President of the University by his own authority.

Message ID: 2018-5

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St. Andrews Campus — Post Florence Update

The St. Andrews campus in Laurinburg, North Carolina has temporarily suspended classes

While the students, the horses, and the campus made it through safe and sound, rain, rain, and more rain has caused some local flooding, including into the lowermost floor of our three lowest lying buildings. Moreover, rising water has temporarily disrupted our electricity, and the City of Laurinburg’s water main has broken. Travel conditions remain challenging, with many roads closed and treacherous conditions on many others.

For all those reasons, while we are taking good care of the students who are on campus, students who are not currently on campus are asked not to return to campus until further notice. Likewise, employees who have not been asked to report are asked to consult with their immediate superior before returning to campus.

Campus Dean of Student Life Rev. Dr. Verhey can be reached at 910-277-5145.

Please check www.SA.edu for updates.

Thank you for visiting http://www.WebberEmergency.com, the official emergency notification system of Webber International University. 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:  September 17th, 2018 2:30EDT by the President of the University by his own authority.

Message ID: 2018-4

Florence, Helene, Isaac, and others

Webber International University is monitoring hurricanes Florence and Helene, tropical storm Isaac, and other weather disturbances.

The St. Andrews campus in Laurinburg, North Carolina is bracing for anticipated extreme weather from hurricane Florence. The latest update can be found at: https://www.sa.edu/news/item/443-sau-weather-alert.  Classes and all athletic events except the Georgetown football game have been cancelled until Monday, September 18 when the campus is anticipated to return to business as usual status. While because of the anticipated severity of this storm students have been encouraged to move further from the anticipated path of the storm if possible (including staying with alumni who have offered to host them), security and residential life staff will remain on campus throughout the storm to care for students who elect to ride it out on campus. Dean of Student Life Rev. Dr. Verhey can be reached at 910-277-5145. The Florida campus’ emergency management team will post updates as we get them, but in the event of phone and/or power outage, the North Carolina campus will not be able to reach us either.

The Florida campus appears to be out of the path of each of these storms. We are at business as usual status. As we do each hurricane season, we remain vigilant, keep our supplies stocked, monitor the tropics, and suggest that students, employees, friends and families do likewise.

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

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:  September 12th, 2018 3:25EDT by the President of the University by his own authority.

Message ID: 2018-3

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

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