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March 8, 2010
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Tornado drill for March 9 canceled

Baldwin City, Kan. — Citing the threat of actual severe weather Tuesday, the National Weather Service in Kansas has canceled the statewide tornado drill scheduled for March 9. Baker University will also cancel its tornado drill for the Baldwin City campus that day.

The statewide drill is rescheduled for Thursday, March 11, and tornado sirens are expected to sound at 1:30 p.m. Baker University plans to test its B-Alert Safety Notification System on that day.

Baker students, faculty and staff are encouraged to be aware of the designated storm 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