Meet the new dude on campus

Chris Richardson


Many students and faculty have heard that there will be a new dude on campus. Some may say, "What's the big deal? A lot of new guys are on campus." However, the new dude is not a person, but an app.

"School Dude Crisis Manager" is the new crisis management app on campus. Jim Jones, the project director for the university, said it will help students have crisis information at their fingertips.

"School Dude is actually a firm that develops software for educational purposes. They have crisis management application, facility applications and operations applications. They put together not just app devices, but packaged software for educational and some non-educational opportunities for people to improve the productivity or the operation of whatever it is they do," explained Jones.

Jones stated that School Dude takes the W's desktop guide for an emergency crisis and transfers the information into electronic media so students can have it on their phones. He said he feels that it provides another level of safety and convenience for the students, faculty and staff. Jones stated that the app is not just for members of the W, but it is also for the parents of the students or whomever wants to have it. 

You can get the new app by going to your App Store on your smartphone and downloading the "SchoolDude CrisisManager" app. Once downloaded, open the app and follow the instructions to create an account. After an account has been created and signed into, click on the blue plus sign at the top of the right side of the page. Wait for the list of crisis plans, then click to open the client plans. Go to Mississippi University for Women and click the plus sign to open and download the emergency guidelines. 

Open the guidelines after it is downloaded, and there you have the W's new crisis management plan.