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Clark College News and Events


December 3, 2007
For Immediate Release
For additional information: 
Barbara Kerr, Executive Director of Communications & Marketing
Telephone:  (360) 992-2921
E-mail:
bkerr@clark.edu

THE INFORMATION YOU NEED…
IN A FLASH

Clark College information regarding weather delays and cancellations
is now available on FlashAlert

VANCOUVER, Wash. -- It doesn’t happen often but, occasionally, classes and events at Clark College must be delayed or cancelled to ensure the safety of students and staff.   When that happens, information about those changes will be available by e-mail and text message through the FlashAlert system. 

Clark College President Robert K. Knight said, “For a number of years, Clark College has used the Flash News system to notify local media when classes or events are delayed or cancelled, generally due to poor weather.  The new FlashAlert system allows students, parents, faculty, staff and members of the general public to receive those same messages – at no cost.”

On FlashAlert.net, the public, including students, parents, employees, and others may self-register up to five e-mail and cell phone text message addresses. Those who register will receive the college’s information at the same time as the news media. There is no charge to the public for this service. 

Updated information about delays and cancellations will also be available on the Clark College home page and by calling 360-992-2000.   

If there is no change in operations (no delay or cancellation), there will be no message on the Web site or on the phone system.  Classes and events will be held as usual. 

Information about Clark’s planning for weather cancellation and delays is available at www.clark.edu/weather.

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EDITORS’ NOTE:  The following are frequently asked questions and answers.  This information is also available on the Clark College Web site.

When will the college make a decision about a cancellation or delay?

If it appears that inclement weather or other circumstances might cause delays or cancellations to day classes, the college strives to make a decision by 5:15 a.m. so that information can be shared with employees and the general public no later than 5:30-5:45 a.m.

Decisions about evening classes and events will generally be made no later than 2 p.m.

What parts of the college will be affected?

Clark College delays and closures affect the main campus and Clark College at Town Plaza Center.

Clark College at WSU Vancouver (WSUV) follows WSUV’s decisions and schedules about delays and closures.  WSUV generally makes determinations about daytime closings by 6:30 a.m.

What will the messages look like?

Generally, the messages will look like this: 

Clark College in Vancouver: Due to [cause for cancellation], classes and events are cancelled until [time] today [day of week and date].

Please remember!

If there is no change in operations (no delay or cancellation), there will be no message on the Web site or on the phone system.  Classes and events will be held as usual.

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