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JSU Power Outage Saturday May Create Minimal Inconveniences

August 12, 2004 -- Alternative methods of communication and procedures are in place for Jacksonville State University's planned power outage Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For university police services, students may place cell phone calls to 782-5050 as usual. A generator backup keeps service intact.

Hopper Cafeteria will maintain meal schedules as usual due to a generator backup. Saturday's hours of operation will be as follows: Breakfast: 8:30 - 9:00 a.m., Lunch: 12:45 - 1:15 p.m., and Dinner: 6:45 - 7:15 p.m.

Houston Cole Library will be closed Saturday and will have no computer servers available during the outage. Library users at their homes will not be able to access databases and catalogues.

Student e-mail services wll not be available for use.

Campus phone service will be shut down.

The outage is necessary to perform maintenance, testing, and calibration of equipment at a substation. Hot spots within the power system have created technical problems and need correction.

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