HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - Northern Kentucky University announced upgrades to its emergency alert system Thursday.
The university says the new features will make it easier to contact students and staff.
"The new enhancements allow us to deliver texts and voice messages much more quickly and much more efficiently with fewer call fails," said Christopher Cole, NKU Director of Marketing and Communications.
As part of the upgrade the university added an alert the Norse feature to its smartphone app. The app allows student to easily notify police of any suspicious activity.
"There have been some thefts I know with cars and things like that, so it's nice to know there is something handy, rather than running to one of the booths and pushing the button," said NKU Junior Emily Clyburn.
NKU is urging all students to register for Norse alerts.
To register go to: http://www.norsealert.nku.edu.
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