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March 1, 2010
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Baker University to test B-Alert, participate in tornado drill

Baldwin City, Kan. — In conjunction with Severe Weather Awareness Week March 8-12, Baker University plans to test its B-Alert Safety Notification System and participate in a statewide tornado drill on Tuesday, March 9.

The B-Alert test will precede the sirens, scheduled to sound at 1:30 p.m. on March 9 in Baldwin City.

After the sirens sound, the University will stage a tornado drill exercise at Mabee Hall. Baldwin City emergency officials plan to participate in the exercise.

If there is a threat of severe weather on March 9, the drill we be canceled.

Baker students, faculty and staff are encouraged to be aware of the designated shelter areas in each building. If the designated area is unknown, go to the basement or interior walls of the lower floors.

Listed below are the designated shelter areas by building:

Bennett Art: relocate to Mulvane Hall — basement interior hallways near classrooms

Case Hall: basement hallway

Osborne Chapel: lower level

Collins Center: hallway areas — preferably north and racquetball courts

Constant Hall: lower level — west end of hallway

Harter Union: basement

Health Center: relocate to Collins Gym

Library: basement hallway — north and south

Mabee Hall: ground floor — interior hallway, west of weight room

Mulvane: basement — interior hallways near classrooms

Owens Musical Arts Building: basement — interior hallway

Rice Auditorium: main floor — under balcony

Parmenter Hall: basement – interior hallway