March 1, 2010
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or
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