Past Notices

Past Notices & Alerts

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ECLIPSE NOTICE/WARNING:

Sent by email to students, employees and adfaculty on behalf of the Crisis Team on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 8:45 a.m.

Dear campus community, We wanted to share safety tips in advance of the partial eclipse that will occur today between 1 pm and 3 pm. NASA’s website states that it is common sense not to look directly at the sun, and that advice remains true for a partial eclipse. NASA warns that you may safely look directly at the sun only if you use “special-purpose solar filters, such as eclipse glasses or a handheld solar viewer.”  Eye damage will occur if you stare directly at the sun, even during a partial eclipse. Please visit the NASA site to learn more about today’s eclipse, and remember DO NOT stare at the sun without approved solar filters. https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-recommends-safety-tips-to-view-the-august-solar-eclipse.

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Sent by text to students, employees and adfaculty on behalf of the Crisis Team on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 8:44 a.m.

UVa-Wise would like to share safety tips in advance of the partial eclipse that will occur today.  Do not look directly at the sun unless you are using special purpose solar filters. Visit https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-recommends-safety-tips-to-view-the-august-solar-eclipse for more info.

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EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM TEST:

Sent by telephone, sms and email to students, employees and adfaculty on August 15, 2017 at 11:10 a.m.:

All Clear. The test of the emergency notification system has concluded.

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Sent by telephone, sms and email to students, employees and adfaculty on August 15, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.:

Campus Police and the Crisis Team are testing emergency notification systems now to ensure everything is in working order before the new semester begins. We are testing the text and voice notification, outdoor siren, web, and email systems. The siren is designed as a warning system for those who are outside during an emergency situation. We will send an All Clear notice once the testing is done.

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Sent on behalf of Kathy Still by email to employees, students, adfaculty on August 10, 2017 at 3:37 p.m.:

Campus Police and the Crisis Team will test emergency notification systems at 11am on Aug. 15 to ensure everything is in working order before the new semester begins. We will test the text and voice notification, outdoor siren, web, and email systems. We also want to remind the campus that the siren is designed as a warning system for those who are outside during an emergency situation. We will send an All Clear notice several minutes after the test. Please let me know if you have any questions. We will test the systems again early in the fall semester after new students, staff and faculty have signed up for the alert system.

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TIMELY WARNING: BURGLARY

Message sent on behalf of The Office of Compliance & Conduct by email to students and employees on Monday, May 1, 2017, at 6:37 p.m.

The UVa-Wise Campus Police Department has received a report of a burglary in McCraray Hall. The report indicates that electronic items were determined to be missing from the room earlier today, May 1.  The Campus Police investigation is ongoing.

UVa-Wise shares this information, in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, to protect members of the College community by promoting safety, to help reduce the likelihood of future incidents, and to raise awareness of how to seek prompt assistance should a crime occur.

The UVa-Wise Campus Police would like to remind everyone that while the campus community is considered to be safe, incidents can and do happen. Below are some residential safety tips that should be noted. This information is general in nature and does not necessarily relate to any specific incident.

  • Keep the door(s) to your residence and any windows accessible from the outside locked at all times.
  • If you find that your room has been entered, don’t go inside. Contact your RA, Community Coordinator or Campus Police for an on-campus residence; or local Police for an off-campus residence. If you are already inside, don’t touch anything so that you don’t disturb evidence that may be important to a police investigation.
  • Students in on-campus housing are particularly advised against blocking/propping open the main and side entrances to residence halls.
  • Never lend the key to your residence.

As always, make any report to UVa-Wise Campus Police at 276-328-0190 or 276-328-2677 during regular business hours; or after 5 p.m., call 276-328-3756 or 911.

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TORNADO DRILL:

Sent by sms to students, employees and adfaculty on March 21, 2017 at 9:55 a.m.

ALL CLEAR.  THE TORNADO DRILL HAS BEEN COMPLETED.

Sent on behalf of Kathy Still by email and sms to students, employees and adfactulty on March 21, 2017 at 9:55 a.m.

All Clear. The tornado drill has been completed.

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Sent by sms to students, employees and adfaculty on March 21, 2017 at 9:45

TEST – STATE WIDE TORNADO DRILL – THIS IS ONLY A TEST.

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Sent on behalf of Kathy Still by email to students, employees and adfaculty on March 21, 2017 at 9:45 a.m.

THIS IS A TEST. Tornado Warning. Shelter inside away from windows. THIS IS A TEST.

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Sent on behalf of Kathy Still by email to students, employees and adfaculty on March 21, 2017 at 8:11 a.m.

Reminder: Tornado Drill Today
UVa-Wise is participating in a statewide tornado drill on March 21 at 9:45 a.m. During the drill, please take a moment to consider what you would do in case of a tornado event. Virginia emergency officials advise that if a tornado occurs, you should go immediately to the lowest level of the building and move to a windowless interior room, hallway or closet space, taking a drop, cover and hold position. This means crouching as low as possible to the floor, facing down and covering heads with hands.

After the drill, the College will issue an “all clear” a few minutes later to signal the end of the exercise. We will use the siren, email and mobile text notification to announce the drill. Please take note that the siren is designed for those who are outside in an emergency situation.

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Sent on behalf of Kathy Still by email to students, employees and adfaculty on March 16, 2017 at 8:11 a.m.

UVa-Wise is participating in a statewide tornado drill on March 21 at 9:45 a.m. During the drill, please take a moment to consider what you would do in case of a tornado event. Virginia emergency officials advise that if a tornado occurs, you should go immediately to the lowest level of the building and move to a windowless interior room, hallway or closet space, taking a drop, cover and hold position. This means crouching as low as possible to the floor, facing down and covering heads with hands.

After the drill, the College will issue an “all clear” a few minutes later to signal the end of the exercise. We will send another notification the morning of the March 21 drill. We will use the siren, email and mobile text notification to announce the drill. Please take note that the siren is designed for those who are outside in an emergency situation.

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TIMELY WARNING: SEXUAL ASSAULT

Message sent on behalf of The Office of Compliance, Conduct & Inclusion by email to students and employees on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at 6:52 p.m.

The College’s Title IX Coordinator has received a report of sexual assault occurring on campus in the afternoon of Tuesday, February 14, 2017. The College has taken immediate measures to protect the safety of the complainant and is investigating the incident in accordance with Title IX and the Violence Against Women Act, separate and apart from any law enforcement investigation.

UVa-Wise shares this information to protect members of the College community by promoting safety, to help reduce the likelihood of future crimes, and to raise awareness of how to seek prompt assistance should a crime occur, in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

As always, UVa-Wise is committed to maintaining a respectful and professional academic, living, and working environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors and takes reports of all crimes seriously.  Sexual assault is never the victim’s fault and we offer the following myths and facts about sexual assault in an attempt to raise awareness about this serious offense and to allow persons to take precautions with regard to their safety.

MYTH: When someone says that they are not interested in sex, or does not respond to their partner’s sexual advances, they just need to be persuaded to have sex.

FACT: Sex without consent is sexual assault. A person can withdraw their consent at any time. Not responding to sexual advances is not consent. A “no” in any form, must be respected and listened to. Consent is actual words or conduct indicating a freely given agreement to engage in sexual activity. Rape is ever the victim’s fault.

MYTH: It could never happen to me.

FACT: All individuals are possible victims: regardless of age, race, class, religion, occupation, sexual orientation, educational background, or physical description.  Both males and females can be rape victims. Rape is never the victim’s fault.

If you would like more information with regard to UVa-Wise’s administrative policies and procedures that apply to cases of sexual harassment to include sexual assault, access the policy herewww.uvawise.edu/compliance/sexualmisconduct. You may contact your Title IX Coordinator, Tabitha Smith at 276-328-0131 or 276-870-5065 and you can also always make reports to UVa-Wise Campus Police at 276-328-0190 or 276-328-2677d during regular business hours; or after 5 p.m., call 276-328-3756 or 911.

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TIMELY WARNING: SEXUAL ASSAULT

Message sent on behalf of The Office of Compliance, Conduct & Inclusion by email to students and employees on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at 9:24 p.m.

The College’s Title IX Coordinator has received a report of sexual assault occurring on campus in the early hours of Tuesday February 7, 2017. The College has taken immediate measures to protect the safety of the complainant and is investigating the incident in accordance with Title IX and the Violence Against Women Act, separate and apart from any law enforcement investigation.

UVa-Wise shares this information to protect members of the College community by promoting safety, to help reduce the likelihood of future crimes, and to raise awareness of how to seek prompt assistance should a crime occur, in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

As always, UVa-Wise is committed to maintaining a respectful and professional academic, living, and working environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors and takes reports of all crimes seriously.  Sexual assault is never the victim’s fault and we offer the following myths and facts about sexual assault in an attempt to raise awareness about this serious offense and to allow persons to take precautions with regard to their safety.

MYTHAnyone who gets drunk or takes drugs is partially responsible for being raped.

FACT: Forcing sexual contact on another person without consent is against the law. Someone who is passed out, unconscious, or incapacitated because of drugs or alcohol is unable to give consent. Sex without consent is sexual assault. Persons who witness others trying to take advantage of incapacitated victims should call police or try to safely intervene to stop a potential crime from happening if they can safely do so. Rape is never the victim’s fault.

MYTH: It could never happen to me.
FACT: All individuals are possible victims: regardless of age, race, class, religion, occupation, sexual orientation, educational background, or physical description.  Both males and females can be rape victims. Rape is never the victim’s fault.

As always, make any report to UVa-Wise Campus Police at 276-328-0190 or 276-328-2677 during regular business hours; or after 5 p.m., call 276-328-3756 or 911.

If you would like more information with regard to UVa-Wise’s administrative policies and procedures that apply to cases of sexual harassment to include sexual assault, access the policy here www.uvawise.edu/compliance/sexualmisconduct. You may contact your Title IX Coordinator, Tabitha Smith at 276-328-0131 or 276-870-5065.

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TIMELY WARNING: BURGLARY

Message sent on behalf of The Office of Compliance & Conduct by email to students and employees on Sunday, September 25, 2016, at 7:05 p.m.

The UVa-Wise Campus Police Department has received a report of a burglary in McCraray Hall. The report indicates that cash was determined to be missing from the room today, September 25.  The Campus Police investigation is ongoing.

UVa-Wise shares this information, in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, to protect members of the College community by promoting safety, to help reduce the likelihood of future incidents, and to raise awareness of how to seek prompt assistance should a crime occur.

The UVa-Wise Campus Police would like to remind everyone that while the campus community is considered to be safe, incidents can and do happen. Below are some residential safety tips that should be noted. This information is general in nature and does not necessarily relate to any specific incident.

  • Keep the door(s) to your residence and any windows accessible from the outside locked at all times.
  • If you find that your room has been entered, don’t go inside. Contact your RA, Community Coordinator or Campus Police for an on-campus residence; or local Police for an off-campus residence. If you are already inside, don’t touch anything so that you don’t disturb evidence that may be important to a police investigation.
  • Students in on-campus housing are particularly advised against blocking/propping open the main and side entrances to residence halls.
  • Never lend the key to your residence.

As always, make any report to UVa-Wise Campus Police at 276-328-0190 or 276-328-2677 during regular business hours; or after 5 p.m., call 276-328-3756 or 911.

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TIMELY WARNING: BURGLARY

Message sent on behalf of The Office of Compliance & Conduct by email to students and employees on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at 9:16 a.m.

The UVa-Wise Campus Police Department has received a report today of a burglary in McCraray Hall. The report indicates that cash was determined to be missing from the room on Monday, July 18.  The Campus Police investigation is ongoing.

UVa-Wise shares this information, in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, to protect members of the College community by promoting safety, to help reduce the likelihood of future incidents, and to raise awareness of how to seek prompt assistance should a crime occur.

The UVa-Wise Campus Police would like to remind everyone that while the campus community is considered to be safe, incidents can and do happen. Below are some residential safety tips that should be noted. This information is general in nature and does not necessarily relate to any specific incident.

  • Keep the door(s) to your residence and any windows accessible from the outside locked at all times.
  • If you find that your room has been entered, don’t go inside. Contact your RA, Community Coordinator or Campus Police for an on-campus residence; or local Police for an off-campus residence. If you are already inside, don’t touch anything so that you don’t disturb evidence that may be important to a police investigation.
  • Students in on-campus housing are particularly advised against blocking/propping open the main and side entrances to residence halls.
  • Never lend the key to your residence.

As always, make any report to UVa-Wise Campus Police at 276-328-0190 or 276-328-2677 during regular business hours; or after 5 p.m., call 276-328-3756 or 911.

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TIMELY WARNING: BURGLARY

Message sent on behalf of The Office of Compliance & Conduct by email to students and employees on Friday, May 6, 2016, at 10:52 a.m.

The UVa-Wise Campus Police Department has received a report of a burglary in Culbertson Hall. The report indicates that property was determined to be missing from the room today, May 6.  The Campus Police investigation is ongoing.
UVa-Wise shares this information, in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, to protect members of the College community by promoting safety, to help reduce the likelihood of future incidents, and to raise awareness of how to seek prompt assistance should a crime occur.

The UVa-Wise Campus Police would like to remind everyone that while the campus community is considered to be safe, incidents can and do happen. Below are some residential safety tips that should be noted. This information is general in nature and does not necessarily relate to any specific incident.

  • Keep the door(s) to your residence and any windows accessible from the outside locked at all times.
  • If you find that your room has been entered, don’t go inside. Contact your RA, Community Coordinator or Campus Police for an on-campus residence; or local Police for an off-campus residence. If you are already inside, don’t touch anything so that you don’t disturb evidence that may be important to a police investigation.
  • Students in on-campus housing are particularly advised against blocking/propping open the main and side entrances to residence halls.
  • Never lend the key to your residence.

As always, make any report to UVa-Wise Campus Police at 276-328-0190 or 276-328-2677 during regular business hours; or after 5 p.m., call 276-328-3756 or 911.

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POSSIBLE GAS LEAK

Sent by email and sms to students, employees and adfaculty on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 11:17 a.m.

Sent on behalf of Kathy Still

All Clear. The situation with the gas leak at Crockett Hall has been resolved.

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Sent by email and sms to students, employees and adfaculty on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 11:17 a.m.

Sent on behalf of Kathy Still
Campus police are investigating a report of a possible gas leak in Crockett Hall. Please avoid Crockett Hall until campus police issues an update on the situation

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TIMELY WARNING:  BURGLARY

Message sent on behalf of The Office of Compliance & Conduct by email to students and employees on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at 9:45 p.m.

The UVa-Wise Campus Police Department has received a report of a burglary in Culbertson Hall. The report indicates that property was determined to be missing from the room today, April 23. The Campus Police investigation is ongoing.

UVa-Wise shares this information, in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, to protect members of the College community by promoting safety, to help reduce the likelihood of future incidents, and to raise awareness of how to seek prompt assistance should a crime occur.

The UVa-Wise Campus Police would like to remind everyone that while the campus community is considered to be safe, incidents can and do happen. Below are some residential safety tips that should be noted. This information is general in nature and does not necessarily relate to any specific incident.

  • Keep the door(s) to your residence and any windows accessible from the outside locked at all times.
  • If you find that your room has been entered, don’t go inside. Contact your RA, Community Coordinator or Campus Police for an on-campus residence; or local Police for an off-campus residence. If you are already inside, don’t touch anything so that you don’t disturb evidence that may be important to a police investigation.
  • Students in on-campus housing are particularly advised against blocking/propping open the main and side entrances to residence halls.
  • Never lend the key to your residence.

As always, make any report to UVa-Wise Campus Police at 276-328-0190 or 276-328-2677 during regular business hours; or after 5 p.m., call 276-328-3756 or 911.

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TIMELY WARNING: BURGLARY

Message sent on behalf of The Office of Compliance & Conduct by email to students and employees on Friday, April 15, 2016, at 4:11 p.m.

The UVa-Wise Campus Police Department has received a report of a burglary in McCraray Hall. The report indicates that property was determined to be missing from the room today, April 15. The Campus Police investigation is ongoing.

UVa-Wise shares this information, in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, to protect members of the College community by promoting safety, to help reduce the likelihood of future incidents, and to raise awareness of how to seek prompt assistance should a crime occur.

The UVa-Wise Campus Police would like to remind everyone that while the campus community is considered to be safe, incidents can and do happen. Below are some residential safety tips that should be noted. This information is general in nature and does not necessarily relate to any specific incident.

  • Keep the door(s) to your residence and any windows accessible from the outside locked at all times.
  • If you find that your room has been entered, don’t go inside. Contact your RA, Community Coordinator or Campus Police for an on-campus residence; or local Police for an off-campus residence. If you are already inside, don’t touch anything so that you don’t disturb evidence that may be important to a police investigation.
  • Students in on-campus housing are particularly advised against blocking/propping open the main and side entrances to residence halls.
  • Never lend the key to your residence.

As always, make any report to UVa-Wise Campus Police at 276-328-0190 or 276-328-2677 during regular business hours; or after 5 p.m., call 276-328-3756 or 911.

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TIMELY WARNING:  BURGLARY

Message sent on behalf of The Office of Compliance & Conduct by email to students and employees on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at 9:07 a.m.

The UVa-Wise Campus Police Department has received a report of a burglary in Culbertson Hall. The report indicates that property was determined to be missing from the room yesterday, April 12. The Campus Police investigation is ongoing.

UVa-Wise shares this information, in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, to protect members of the College community by promoting safety, to help reduce the likelihood of future incidents, and to raise awareness of how to seek prompt assistance should a crime occur.

The UVa-Wise Campus Police would like to remind everyone that while the campus community is considered to be safe, incidents can and do happen. Below are some residential safety tips that should be noted. This information is general in nature and does not necessarily relate to any specific incident.

  • Keep the door(s) to your residence and any windows accessible from the outside locked at all times.
  • If you find that your room has been entered, don’t go inside. Contact your RA, Community Coordinator or Campus Police for an on-campus residence; or local Police for an off-campus residence. If you are already inside, don’t touch anything so that you don’t disturb evidence that may be important to a police investigation.
  • Students in on-campus housing are particularly advised against blocking/propping open the main and side entrances to residence halls.
  • Never lend the key to your residence.

As always, make any report to UVa-Wise Campus Police at 276-328-0190 or 276-328-2677 during regular business hours; or after 5 p.m., call 276-328-3756 or 911.

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TIMELY WARNING:  BURGLARY

Message sent on behalf of The Office of Compliance & Conduct by email to students and employees on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at 4:41 p.m.

The UVa-Wise Campus Police Department has received a report of a burglary in Commonwealth Hall. The report indicates that property was determined to be missing from the room earlier today. The Campus Police investigation is ongoing.

UVa-Wise shares this information, in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, to protect members of the College community by promoting safety, to help reduce the likelihood of future incidents, and to raise awareness of how to seek prompt assistance should a crime occur.

The UVa-Wise Campus Police would like to remind everyone that while the campus community is considered to be safe, incidents can and do happen. Below are some residential safety tips that should be noted. This information is general in nature and does not necessarily relate to any specific incident.

  • Keep the door(s) to your residence and any windows accessible from the outside locked at all times.
  • If you find that your room has been entered, don’t go inside. Contact your RA, Community Coordinator or Campus Police for an on-campus residence; or local Police for an off-campus residence. If you are already inside, don’t touch anything so that you don’t disturb evidence that may be important to a police investigation.
  • Students in on-campus housing are particularly advised against blocking/propping open the main and side entrances to residence halls.
  • Never lend the key to your residence.

As always, make any report to UVa-Wise Campus Police at 276-328-0190 or 276-328-2677 during regular business hours; or after 5 p.m., call 276-328-3756 or 911.

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TIMELY WARNING:  BURGLARY

Message sent on behalf of The Office of Compliance & Conduct by email to students and employees on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at 3:24 p.m.

The UVa-Wise Campus Police Department has received a report today of a burglary in Henson Hall. The report indicates that property was determined to be missing from the room yesterday, April 6, 2016. The Campus Police investigation is ongoing.

UVa-Wise shares this information, in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, to protect members of the College community by promoting safety, to help reduce the likelihood of future incidents, and to raise awareness of how to seek prompt assistance should a crime occur.

The UVa-Wise Campus Police would like to remind everyone that while the campus community is considered to be safe, incidents can and do happen. Below are some residential safety tips that should be noted. This information is general in nature and does not necessarily relate to any specific incident.

  • Keep the door(s) to your residence and any windows accessible from the outside locked at all times.
  • If you find that your room has been entered, don’t go inside. Contact your RA, Community Coordinator or Campus Police for an on-campus residence; or local Police for an off-campus residence. If you are already inside, don’t touch anything so that you don’t disturb evidence that may be important to a police investigation.
  • Students in on-campus housing are particularly advised against blocking/propping open the main and side entrances to residence halls.
  • Never lend the key to your residence.

As always, make any report to UVa-Wise Campus Police at 276-328-0190 or 276-328-2677 during regular business hours; or after 5 p.m., call 276-328-3756 or 911.

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TIMELY WARNING:  BURGLARY

Message sent on behalf of The Office of Compliance & Conduct by email to students and employees on Monday, April 4, 2016, at 1:22 p.m.

The UVa-Wise Campus Police Department has received a report of a burglary in McCraray Hall. The report indicates that property and money were determined to be missing from the room today, April 4, 2016. The Campus Police investigation is ongoing.

UVa-Wise shares this information, in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, to protect members of the College community by promoting safety, to help reduce the likelihood of future incidents, and to raise awareness of how to seek prompt assistance should a crime occur.

The UVa-Wise Campus Police would like to remind everyone that while the campus community is considered to be safe, incidents can and do happen. Below are some residential safety tips that should be noted. This information is general in nature and does not necessarily relate to any specific incident.

  • Keep the door(s) to your residence and any windows accessible from the outside locked at all times.
  • If you find that your room has been entered, don’t go inside. Contact your RA, Community Coordinator or Campus Police for an on-campus residence; or local Police for an off-campus residence. If you are already inside, don’t touch anything so that you don’t disturb evidence that may be important to a police investigation.
  • Students in on-campus housing are particularly advised against blocking/propping open the main and side entrances to residence halls.
  • Never lend the key to your residence.

As always, make any report to UVa-Wise Campus Police at 276-328-0190 or 276-328-2677 during regular business hours; or after 5 p.m., call 276-328-3756 or 911.

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TIMELY WARNING:  BURGLARY

Message sent on Behalf of The Office of Compliance & Conduct by email to students and employees on Friday, April 1, 2016, at 2:04 p.m.

The UVa-Wise Campus Police Department has received a report of a burglary in McCraray Hall.  The report indicates that money was determined to be missing from the room today, April 1, 2016.  The Campus Police investigation is ongoing.

UVa-Wise shares this information, in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, to protect members of the College community by promoting safety, to help reduce the likelihood of future incidents, and to raise awareness of how to seek prompt assistance should a crime occur.

The UVa-Wise Campus Police would like to remind everyone that while the campus community is considered to be safe, incidents can and do happen.  Below are some residential safety tips that should be noted.  This information is general in nature and does not necessarily relate to any specific incident.

  • Keep the door(s) to your residence and any windows accessible from the outside locked at all times.
  • If you find that your room has been entered, don’t go inside. Contact your RA, Community Coordinator or Campus Police for an on-campus residence; or local Police for an off-campus residence. If you are already inside, don’t touch anything so that you don’t disturb evidence that may be important to a police investigation.
  • Students in on-campus housing are particularly advised against blocking/propping open the main and side entrances to residence halls.
  • Never lend the key to your residence.

As always, make any report to UVa-Wise Campus Police at 276-328-0190 or 276-328-2677 during regular business hours; or after 5 p.m., call 276-328-3756 or 911.

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Sent on behalf of University of Virginia’s College at Wise by sms to employees on Tuesday March 22, 2016 at 9:50 a.m.

ALL CLEAR – THIS CONCLUDES THE TEST OF THE UVA-WISE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM. ALL CLEAR

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Sent on behalf of Kathy Still by email and sms to employees on Tuesday March 22, 2016 at 9:49 a.m.

All Clear

All Clear. The tornado drill has been completed.

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Sent on behalf of University of Virginia’s College at Wise by sms to employees on Tuesday March 22, 2016 at 9:46 a.m.

TEST – STATE WIDE TORNADO DRILL – THIS IS ONLY A TEST

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Sent on behalf of Kathy Still by email and sms to employees on Tuesday March 22, 2016 at 9:45 a.m.

UVa-Wise is participating in a statewide tornado drill at this time.  During the drill, please think of what you would do if the area were under a tornado warning. We will send an all clear notification once the drill is finished. Steps to take during a tornado warning include:

  1. Go to an internal, lowest area of safety: hallways or basement away from windows and glass.
  2. Do not use elevators during a tornado warning. Persons with mobility concerns should go to a safe place at the time of a tornado watch; do not wait for a tornado warning!
  3. Close all doors, including main corridors.
  4. Crouch near the floor or under heavy, well-supported objects and cover your head.
  5. If outside, lie down in a low area such as a ditch and cover your head.

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Sent on behalf of University of Virginia’s College at Wise by telephone, email and sms to employees on Tuesday March 22, 2016 at 8:28 a.m.

ALL CLEAR – GAS LEAK CONTAINED
All clear. The gas leak has been contained. All Clear

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Sent on behalf of Kathy Still by email and sms to students; employees and faculty on Tuesday March 22, 2016 at 8:15 a.m.

All Clear (Gas Leak Contained)
All clear. The gas leak has been contained. There is no longer a need to evacuate Crockett Hall, The Chapel and Cantrell Hall. All Clear

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Sent on behalf of University of Virginia’s College at Wise by telephone, email and sms to employees on Tuesday March 22, 2016 at 8:14 a.m.

A gas lease has been detected between the Chapel of All Faiths and Cantrell Hall. Please avoid the surrounding area

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Sent on behalf of Kathy Still by email and sms to students; employees and faculty on Tuesday March 22, 2016 at 8:09 a.m.

Gas Leak Detected Please Evacuate Chapel, Crockett and Cantrell
A gas leak has been detected between the Chapel of All Faiths and Cantrell Hall. Please evacuate the Chapel, Crockett Hall and Cantrell Hall immediately.

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Sent on behalf of Kathy Still by email to employees and students on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 9:44 p.m.

Sent on Behalf of Chief Shortt

A reminder that UVa-Wise will participate in a statewide tornado drill on Tuesday, March 22, at 9:45 am. We will test our emergency notification systems at that time, including the outdoor siren, text message, voice alert, email and web.  During the drill, please think of what you would do if the area were under a tornado warning. We will send an all clear notification once the drill is finished. Steps to take during a tornado warning include:

  1. Go to an internal, lowest area of safety: hallways or basement away from windows and glass.
  2. Do not use elevators during a tornado warning. Persons with mobility concerns should go to a safe place at the time of a tornado watch; do not wait for a tornado warning!
  3. Close all doors, including main corridors.
  4. Crouch near the floor or under heavy, well-supported objects and cover your head.
  5. If outside, lie down in a low area such as a ditch and cover your head.
  6. Be alert for fire and use the fire plan as needed.

Ronnie Shortt

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