PSU Emergency Procedures Update--What is 'Shelter-in-place'?


I am taking this opportunity to address questions and share updates about campus safety at PSU.

We recently received questions about classroom safety guidelines in the event of violent or criminal behavior. In an emergency it is important that you rely on information communicated to you, your training, and your best judgment.

The PSU Emergency Procedures Plan provides the following information:


Guidelines for responding to a situation with the potential for shooting violence Continue reading

PSU Emergency Procedures Update

In light of the events last week on the Northern Illinois University campus we would like to take this opportunity to remind and assure you that PSU has a comprehensive emergency plan in place.

PSU’s top priority is the safety and well being of University students, faculty, and staff as well as the residents of the surrounding communities. This is the basis from which decisions are made and actions are determined in a crisis situation. The PSU emergency plan provides information and instructions in the event of most any emergency situation. Communication, information, and preparation are at the heart of PSU’s emergency plan. Continue reading

Why P-Link? Why now?

As you know, there is never a shortage of topics to discuss, news to share, or events to attend on campus.

The issue is how do you keep track of everything going on at PSU?

After many hours of discussions and research We've concluded that most any bit of PSU news and information one could hope to find is available and accessible. The problem is where? We have information on on the Web site, myPlymouth, through ThisWeek@PSU, and distributed via e-mail--lot's of e-mail.

The solution? P-Link. Continue reading

Say goodbye to PSU Announce, say hello to P-Link

On Monday, Dec. 10 the OPR will launch "P-Link, keeping the campus connected," the new University internal communication program.

I'm very excited about P-Link as it organizes information sharing on campus in such a way that everything you ever wanted to know about PSU will be centrally located. Plus, you will be able to access all of this important, relevant, and exciting information according to your preferences.

Here's how it works: Continue reading

A blank canvas…

This is the OPR Weblog--well the start of it anyway.

As you know, I have been planning to develop a blog to use as the primary means of communications between OPR and the University community.

The intended audience is internal--the University community, faculty, staff, students, administrators, etc. It is designed to communicate the changing face of OPR and initiate discussion as to how it functions within the University.

The subject matter will be topical and diverse, but always relevant as to how we collectively manage the brand and reputation of PSU.

Here are just some of the working titles of topics I would like to address in this space and share with the campus: Continue reading