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SKYDIVING CHEF COMING TO UH TO CELEBRATE FOOD DAY posted on 10/20/14
Chef Mikel Lawrence will lead a cooking demonstration on Wednesday, Oct. 22, in which he will show students how to cook mushrooms street tacos using local ingredients.

PARENTS, STUDENTS ATTEND 'HEALTHY COOGS,HEALTHY PLANET' posted on 10/20/14
About two dozen people got a chance to tour the campus community garden and learn about healthy eating during the annual Family Weekend at the University of Houston.

TWO CAMPUS FOOD TRUCKS RECEIVE NATIONAL ATTENTION posted on 10/17/14
The Daily Meal has placed Eatsie Boys at 48th and Coreanos at 49th on its list of the top food trucks in America.

GROUP PICKS RISK MANAGEMENT'S UDOH FOR LEADERSHIP ROLE posted on 10/17/14
The Houston chapter of the Young Risk Professionals of Texas, which was founded this past May, has asked her to be its new director of finance.

COMEDIAN RUSSELL PETERS TO PERFORM AT CULLEN PERFORMANCE HALL posted on 10/17/14
UH Sports and Entertainment has announced that the Almost Famous World Tour will be coming to the University of Houston campus on Friday, Jan. 23. Tickets are now on sale.

EXTENSION CORDS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE ON CAMPUS posted on 10/13/14
The State Office of Risk Management recently conducted an evaluation of several University of Houston buildings and noted the use of extension cords, which should not be used.

PEDESTRIAN SIDEWALK COMPLETION SCHEDULED ALONG UNIVERSITY DRIVE posted on 10/09/14
A temporary pedestrian walkway will be provided just outside the existing sidewalk and fence line, in the adjacent drive lane, between Oct. 13 and Oct. 31.

LATE NIGHT FOOD TRUCK OPTION NOW A REALITY FOR STUDENTS posted on 10/06/14
After a successful pilot program, UH Dining will be scheduling a food truck every Monday through Thursday from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. at a spot behind the Student Services Center building across from Cougar Village II and parking lot 6B.

FOOD TRUCKS TO SERVICE ERP EVERY WEDNESDAY posted on 10/06/14
Students, faculty and staff will now be able to buy lunch once a week from a food truck parked behind Building 7 at the Energy Research Park.

UH DINING WELCOMES NEW CATERING DIRECTOR posted on 10/06/14
Shannon Church will oversee the entire catering department, including the banquet and sales managers, chef and all personnel, and will provide creative direction for all event setups and ensure all events run smoothly.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES MANAGEMENT NAMED posted on 9/29/14
Herman K Taitt Jr. comes to the University of Houston from the Orleans Parish School System in New Orleans, where he led the school rebuilding effort following Hurricane Katrina.

CONSTRUCTION TO START ON BASKETBALL PRACTICE FACILITY posted on 9/24/14
The 53,000-square-foot facility will wrap around the southeast corner of Hofheinz Pavilion, facing Cullen Boulevard and Holman Street. It is slated to be completed in August 2015.

EVENT MAY TEMPORARILY IMPACT TRAFFIC NEAR UNIVERSITY CENTER posted on 9/22/14
More than 35 buses will be dropping off students between 5 and 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, in front of the UC for a college night event at Cullen Performance Hall.

COCA-COLA FREE MOVIE NIGHTS PLANNED FOR 2014-2015
posted on 9/22/14

Auxiliary Services and the Student Program Board are once again teaming up to offer UH students the opportunity to enjoy free movie screenings during the school year.

SIREN AWARENESS FOCUS OF NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH
posted on 9/22/14

The University of Houston Department of Public Safety is educating students, faculty and staff about the system and what it is designed to accomplish.

HOUSTON POSTAL CUSTOMER COUNCIL HONORS UH’S ROWLAND-KETLEY
posted on 9/19/14

The organization named the director of Printing and Postal Services as the Mail Center Manager of the year for the Greater Houston area.

NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS SERVICES ANNOUNCED
posted on 9/17/14

Devi Bala, who comes to the University of Houston with more than 13 years of experience in financial operations, replaces Pat Sayles, who retired in August.

UH DINING SERVICES TESTS LATE NIGHT FOOD TRUCK OPTION
posted on 9/16/14

Coreanos will be on campus for the next few days from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m., and if the pilot program proves successful, it could be implemented permanently.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT ACTIVITIES SET FOR OCT. 7
posted on 9/16/14

The UH community is invited to come out to Lynn Eusan Park for a free hot dog and drink during this annual event, then take part in Walk in the Dark afterward looking for safety-related issued that need correcting.

‘WHAT’S COOKING COOGS’ IS BACK WITH A HEALTHY SPIN posted on 9/15/14
Residential students can expect a hands-on experience, delicious food, tips on improving health, fun, prizes and a nice getaway from studying during six installments of the popular program this semester.

FRESH FOOD COMPANY REVAMPS ITS PROGRAM
posted on 9/15/14

UH Dining Services has implemented numerous changes to the dining hall this semester, from an 18-week menu cycle to TASTE events.

BE PREPARED BY CREATING AN EMERGENCY SUPPLY KIT posted on 9/15/14
Because it is National Preparedness Month, the UH Office of Emergency Management says now is a good time to focus on building a kit with emergency supplies.

USE PROPER CHANNELS WHEN SENDING WORKER’S COMPENSATION FORMS posted on 9/11/14
Per UH policy, staff are reminded that sensitive data must not be transmitted by email unless the message is encrypted.

BE PREPARED BY HAVING A BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN posted on 9/5/14
The UH Office of Emergency Management is encouraging departments during National Preparedness Month to have a plan and share it with staff.

KIVA ROOM LATEST TO RECEIVE ENERGY EFFICIENT LED LIGHTS posted on 9/4/14
By changing out the 272 lights in the lecture hall in Farish Hall, the University of Houston is anticipated to see an ongoing financial savings of over $27,000 annually.

UH MAKES THE DAILY MEAL'S LIST OF TOP COLLEGES FOR FOOD IN AMERICA posted on 9/3/14
The publication places the University of Houston at No. 44 out of 2,000 schools nationwide for its efforts in providing quality food service to its students.

OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ENCOURAGES EVERYONE TO BE PREPARED posted on 9/2/14
September is National Preparedness Month and UH Cougars and their families should take the time to make a family communication plan.

BE EDUCATED ABOUT THE OUTDOOR WARNING SIREN SYSTEM posted on 8/28/14
The UH Office of Emergency Management has a siren resource page on its website that provides valuable information regarding siren awareness.

POLICE DEPARTMENT RECEIVES ACCREDITATION posted on 8/21/14
The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators approved the accreditation for UHPD, which will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Nashville.

IMPROVED REUSABLE TO-GO PROGRAM REDUCES CARBON FOOTPRINT posted on 8/20/14
The new system requires all customers to pay a $5 refundable deposit for their first reusable container in order to lessen the number being thrown away.

RESIDENTIAL MOVE-IN MAY IMPACT TRAFFIC AND PARKING posted on 8/19/14
Although mobility control officials will be out directing traffic, congestion is possible Aug. 21-23 along Spur 5, Entrance 1, the Campus Loop Road, and Cullen Boulevard from Cougar Place Drive to Wheeler.

VIDEO EXPLAINS HOW TO USE CARD READERS posted on 8/18/14
Getting into buildings on campus after hours will require students, faculty and staff to have their Cougar Card and know how to properly swipe it through a card reader.

UH COMMUNITY ENCOURAGED TO HAVE A PLAN FOR PARKING ON GAME DAYS posted on 8/18/14
To help everyone understand the impact that home football games at TDECU Stadium will have on the campus, a web page has been created that is filled with important information.

CARD READERS WILL HAVE MINIMAL IMPACT ON CAMPUS COMMUNITY posted on 8/18/14
As the University of Houston continues migrating toward a keyless access system for all campus buildings, students, faculty and staff will need to use their Cougar Card to get access after hours.

UH PARTNERS WITH ARAMARK TO TRANSFORM EVENT MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS posted on 8/18/14
The leading hospitality and facilities services provider is teaming with VenuWorks to serve as the exclusive provider of venue management, food, beverage, retail merchandise and facility maintenance services at all of the University's athletics facilities and Cullen Performance Hall.

UHPD OFFICER PLAYS ICE HOCKEY FOR A GREAT CAUSE posted on 8/18/14
Jeremy Nino will be participating in a tournament Aug. 22-23 to benefit the family of Houston firefighter Daniel Groover, who died July 9 while battling a house fire.

VOLUNTEERS SWEAT IT OUT TO CLEAN UP CAMPUS posted on 8/14/14
Over 70 students, faculty and staff worked together to collect a total of 805 pounds of waste, recycling and plant material during this year's Clearnup Day.

EXPECT TRAFFIC DELAYS ON CAMPUS DURING MAYOR'S BACK TO SCHOOL FEST posted on 8/12/14
The all-day event at the Athletics/Alumni Center and Hofheinz Pavilion will draw thousands of families to UH on Saturday, Aug. 16, which is anticipated to cause congestion in and around the area.

NEW FLAVORS AND VARIETY COMING TO FOOD TRUCK PROGRAM posted on 8/12/14
Eatsie Boys, Flip n' Patties and Golden Grill HTX will join the rotation this coming fall semester. In addition, several dessert trucks will fill in hours during and after lunch.

HALAL OFFERINGS TO BE AVAILABLE IN FRESH FOOD COMPANY posted on 8/12/14
Beginning this fall semester, the previous gluten-friendly serving station will now also have halal dishes. The change is another step being taken to meet the UH community's varied dietary needs.

A&F AMBASSADORS NEEDS VOLUNTEERS FOR FIRST TWO DAYS OF CLASSES posted on 8/8/14
Volunteers can work a 90-minute shift helping at the Cougar Card office, riding the campus shuttle buses, or monitoring a parking garage.

SOUND TESTS AT STADIUM SHOULD HAVE MINIMAL IMPACT ON CAMPUS posted on 8/8/14
People in the area directly surrounding TDECU Stadium may hear some of the sounds from the testing, which will take place intermittently between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. Aug. 8-20.

LOUD NOISES MAY BE HEARD FROM CENTRAL PLANT posted on 8/7/14
Victory Energy will be running and testing a new boiler Aug. 7-8, which could cause a loud release of excess steam that may be heard and seen across campus.

CULLEN ROAD WORK TO IMPACT INTERSECTION THIS WEEKEND posted on 8/6/14
Starting at noon on Saturday and through 10 a.m. Sunday, vehicles will not be able to access the Campus Loop Road from Cullen Boulevard as workers pour a new section of concrete.

LOT 15B CLOSING TO MAKE ROOM FOR BASKETBALL PRACTICE FACILITY posted on 8/4/14
The small ungated faculty/staff lot adjacent to Hofheinz Pavilion will close permanently after Friday, Aug. 8, as construction gets set to start on $20 million project.

FIRST-EVER AUXILIARY SERVICES FAIR TO SHOWCASE SERVICES posted on 8/4/14
The UH community will get the opportunity to learn more about what Auxiliary Services offers during the Aug. 14 event, which will be from 10 a.m. to noon in the Rockwell Pavilion.

UH PARTNERS WITH ZIPCAR TO OFFER CAR SHARING ON CAMPUS posted on 8/1/14
The convenient transportation option is now up and operating at UH. Four vehicles will initially be offered, with one each at Cougar Place, Bayou Oaks, Calhoun Lofts and Cougar Village I.

KATHERINE MILLER NAMED FP&C INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR posted on 8/1/14
With more than 27 years of professional experience, including 12 with the UH System, she is no stranger to managing capital construction projects.


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