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FOCUS ON CAMPUS ART: ARTIST HAD QUITE A TALE TO TELL posted on 4/29/16
The sculptor who created the statue that sits in front of the Law Center was blacklisted during World War II by the Nazis, who declared his work degenerate art.

CLASSIC ROCK GROUP KANSAS ANNOUNCES UH TOUR DATE posted on 4/29/16
The band, known for their smash hits “Dust in the Wind” and “Carry on My Wayward Son,” will perform at Cullen Performance Hall Oct. 14.

LATE-NIGHT FOOD TRUCKS TO SERVE STUDENTS DURING FINALS posted on 4/28/16
Two campus pad sites will be open for business the week of May 2 from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. Monday through Thursday, while one site will be open the week of May 9.

PRINTING AND POSTAL WINS LOCAL AND REGIONAL HONORS posted on 4/28/16
The department has been recognized by two prominent professional associations for service and creative excellence.

‘MAKING A MURDERER’ ATTORNEYS TO SPEAK AT UH posted on 4/28/16
The lawyers for Steven Avery, whose case is featured in the Netflix documentary series, are bringing their speaking tour to Cullen Performance Hall May 21.

UH DINING TO HOST BLOCK PARTY DURING FINALS WEEK posted on 4/28/16
The May 4 event in the Student Center circle drive will include a variety of games, as well as a free Friohana shaved ice for students.

COUGAR XPRESS MARKETS OFFER NEW PRODUCTS posted on 4/28/16
Customers can select from a variety of Skullcandy products, such as wireless headphones. Hottips has numerous cellphone charging cables, wall adapters and earbuds.

FINALS MANIA TO GIVE STUDENTS BREAK FROM STUDIES posted on 4/26/16
The twice-a-year tradition will serve pancakes to around 1,700 UH students the evening of May 2 in the M.D. Anderson Library’s Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion.

NEW COMMENT BOARDS LET DINERS POST NOTES ON NAPKINS posted on 4/25/16
Guests to the Cougar Woods and Fresh Food Company dining halls can communicate with the management team by leaving notes on the boards, which are located near the dish return stations.

LIMITED TIME MENU ITEMS AVAILABLE AT BURGER STUDIO posted on 4/25/16
The restaurant in the Student Center Satellite has three special offerings on the menu through May 12, including an Italian burger combo and sweet potato French fries.

CAMPUS STARBUCKS LOCATIONS FEATURE NEW SNACK ITEMS posted on 4/25/16
The variety of sweet and savory snacks, which include several gluten-free options, can be found near the registers at each location.

UH DINING PARTNERS WITH OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY DURING EARTH WEEK posted on 4/15/16
A “Do It Yourself” vegan parfait tutorial will take place April 20 in the Fresh Food Company’s Green Mountain Energy Company Dining Room.

DINING HALLS TO SERVE SOUL FOOD FAVORITES posted on 4/15/16
Traditional southern dishes such as fried chicken, sweet potato casserole, collard greens and corn bread will be served for lunch April 20 at Fresh Food Company and for dinner April 21 at Cougar Woods.

FRESH FOOD COMPANY TO SERVE BREAKFAST FOR DINNER posted on 4/15/16
Visitors to the dining hall will be able to have such food as French toast, breakfast burritos, pancakes and fried egg sandwiches from 5 to 8 p.m. April 18, April 25 and May 2.

FOCUS ON CAMPUS ART: ‘SHINE AND RISE’ TAKES A BACKWARDS APROACH posted on 4/15/16
The large charcoal drawing overlooking the foyer of the Honors College in the M.D. Anderson Library can leave people a bit perplexed or amused – or both.

MARCH OF DIMES WALK TO AFFECT TRAFFIC AND PARKING posted on 4/15/16
The April 24 event will take place on the east side of campus, impacting parking lots, roads and parking garages in the area.

SARAH KELLY TALKS SUSTAINABILITY WITH HOUSTON REALTORS posted on 4/15/16
UH’s sustainability manager joined Houston community leaders for an active discussion about making Houston a more sustainable, beautiful environment now and in the future.

UH’S NRHH CHAPTER QUICKLY BECOMING ONE OF THE BEST posted on 4/15/16
The student-run organization, which is only in its second year on campus, received two top honors at the Southwest Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls’ annual No Frills Conference.

FRESH FOOD COMPANY TO HOST CINCO DE MAYO LUNCH posted on 4/15/16
A special menu will be offered at the dining hall on May 5. Diners will also be entertained by a live mariachi band from noon to 1 p.m.

COUGAR XPRESS MARKETS NOW OFFERING LITTLE DEBBIE ITEMS posted on 4/15/16
Customers to the campus stores are now able to buy such snacks as Zebra Cakes, Star Crunches, Honey Buns and Chocolate Cupcakes.

UPCOMING ROADSHOW WILL OFFER GLIMPSE INTO THE 2016-2017 PARKING PLAN posted on 4/12/16
Representatives from Parking and Transportation Services will be on hand from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 13 in the Student Center South Lobby to outline program changes that are taking effect this fall.

FACULTY AND STAFF PERMITS FOR THE 2016-2017 ACADEMIC YEAR AVAILABLE NOW posted on 4/12/16
To purchase a parking permit for the next academic year, employees must log into their AccessUH account and click the myParking Account icon.

UH WILL CELEBRATE EARTH WEEK APRIL 15-23 posted on 4/06/16
A wide variety of on- and off-campus activities will be taking place, including volunteer events, a documentary screening, a sustainability meetup and an Earth Day rotational program in the residence halls.

SIGN UP NOW TO BE A FINALS MANIA VOLUNTEER posted on 4/06/16
Faculty and staff are encouraged to help out with the May 2 event, which provides students a welcome break from the stress and rigors of preparing for final exams.

BAYLOR TRIP PROVIDES USEFUL INSIGHT FOR UH DINING TEAM posted on 4/06/16
The group received a glimpse of the dining halls, learned about various programs and heard an overview of how the campus dining operation works.

SKYWARN STORM SPOTTER TRAINING HELD ON CAMPUS posted on 4/06/16
More than 20 people, including UH staff, students and individuals from the surrounding Houston area, came to learn how to identify different types of severe weather incidents.

UH COLLECTS 1,000 CASES OF WATER FOR FLINT RESIDENTS posted on 3/31/16
The event, which was sponsored by the Black Leadership Network and Office of Community Relations and Institutional Advancement, is deemed a success.

UH POLICE DEPARTMENT SURPASSES GOAL FOR WATER DRIVE posted on 3/31/16
Chief of Police Ceaser Moore challenged his officers to collect 100 cases of water for the event, but they ended up donating nearly three times that amount.

NEW GRAB AND GO ITEMS OFFERED AT COUGAR XPRESS MARKETS posted on 3/31/16
Customers at the campus convenience stores are now able to buy grab and go sandwiches, salads, fruit cups and parfaits.

UHDPS, A&F DIVISION RAISING MONEY FOR MARCH OF DIMES posted on 3/25/16
During the campaign, various items are being sold, including lollipops, popcorn, almonds, plants and chocolate.

UH PUBLIC ART DAY PROMISES FUN FOR EVERYONE posted on 3/24/16
The family-friendly event, slated for April 16 from noon to 3 p.m., will include tours of the public art collection, as well as music, entertainment, food and children’s activities.

NOMINATE SOMEONE FOR SUSTAINABLE COOG SERIES posted on 3/24/16
The Office of Sustainability will be showcasing UH students, faculty, staff and alumni who have demonstrated a commitment to sustainability and improving the natural environment.

UH DINING WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR TO RESIDENTIAL TEAM posted on 3/15/16
Barbara DeMarco, who has more than 25 years of experience in the food service industry, is the new residential food service director for the two campus dining halls.

COUGAR WOODS TO CELEBRATE MARCH MADNESS WITH SPECIAL MENU posted on 3/15/16
A special themed lunch menu will be offered April 6 at the dining hall to kick off the NCAA Final Four basketball tournament.

YUMMY HUMMUS TO BE FEATURED AT COUGAR WOODS posted on 3/15/16
From April 11-15, UH Dining will be offering various types of hummus during the lunch hours at the dining hall for guests to enjoy.

UH DINING CELEBRATES NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH posted on 3/11/16
A series of events across campus during March highlight the importance of making informed food choices that work for each individual’s lifestyle and nutrition needs.

BONJOUR CREPERIE JOINS FOOD TRUCK ROTATION posted on 3/11/16
UH Dining Services welcomes the truck, which offers savory crepes like fresh salmon galette with cream cheese and a lemon garish or a pepperoni galette filled with pepperoni, tomato and slivered red onions.

STUDENT CENTER SATELLITE FEATURES NEW WALL MURAL posted on 3/11/16
The new addition covering the back wall of the Starbucks seating area features a collection of commemorative photos from the University of Houston, some dating back to 1927.

ICE CREAM MACHINE ADDED AT COUGAR WOODS posted on 3/11/16
Guests at the dining hall can use the soft-serve machine any time of the day to make an ice cream cup or cone.

DINING HALLS TO OFFER CARNIVAL-THEMED MENU posted on 3/11/16
Get your fix of food and fun as University of Houston Dining Services offers a carnival-themed menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 22 at Fresh Food Company and 5 to 8 p.m. March 23 at Cougar Woods Dining Hall.

FOCUS ON CAMPUS ART: EYES DRAWN TO COLORFUL ‘FIESTA JARABE’ posted on 3/8/16
The 10-foot-tall piece depicts two middle-aged Hispanic dancers taking part in a hat dance. It was created by the late Luis Jimenez, a former UH faculty member who was known for making large colorful fiberglass sculptures depicting Southwestern and Hispanic themes.

DONATE UNUSED ELECTRONICS AT UPCOMING RECYCLING DRIVE posted on 3/8/16
Students, faculty and staff can bring the items to the second annual drive on April 1 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Center circle drive. UH-owned property will not be accepted.

CATERING ON CULLEN PROVIDES SERVICES DURING GOP DEBATE posted on 3/8/16
As the campus was buzzing with excitement with the announcement of UH being the host site for the debate, the Catering on Cullen team was busy behind the scenes booking orders for candidates and major news organizations.

FRONTIER FIESTA TO IMPACT PARKING AROUND TDECU STADIUM posted on 3/7/16
To help prepare for the event, which takes place March 24-26, lots in the area will be blocked off as early as two weeks beforehand to allow for construction of the festival space to begin.

PARKING SELF SERVICE WILL BE UNAVAILABLE DURING SITE UPDATE posted on 3/4/16
The upgrade, which will take place from 7 p.m. March 10 through 8 a.m. March 15, will give the UH community a system that is more user-friendly and easier to navigate.

PARKING DIRECTOR TO HOST LIVE ONLINE Q&A SESSION posted on 3/3/16
On March 10 from noon to 1 p.m., people can ask questions about parking and transportation via Twitter or Facebook that will be answered immediately.

UH TO HOST WATER DRIVE FOR FLINT RESIDENTS posted on 3/3/16
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to donate cases of water during the March 11 event, which is being sponsored by the UH Black Leadership Network and the Office of Community Relations and Institutional Access.

NEW STUDENT HOUSING WEBSITE PROVIDES BETTER USER EXPERIENCE posted on 3/2/16
The recently launched site is easier to navigate and provides an improved user experience.

ROCKIN’ BISCUITS MENU COMING TO COUGAR WOODS posted on 3/2/16
The limited time lunch menu featuring biscuit-inspired items will be offered at Cougar Woods Dining Hall for a week starting March 7.

APPROVED PARKING RATES PART OF DEPARTMENT'S 10-YEAR PLAN posted on 3/2/16
The new prices approved Feb. 18 by the Board of Regents are part of a long-range plan outlined by Parking and Transportation during its recent 2016 Parking Forum.

SECOND LATE NIGHT FOOD TRUCK LOCATION OPENS ON CAMPUS posted on 2/29/16
The new pad, which is in the circle drive on the east side of TDECU Stadium near the Cougar Place residential community, is open 11 p.m. to 3 a.m., Monday through Thursday.

NEXT SUSTAINABILITY MEETUP TO FEATURE RECYCLING, WASTE EXPERTS posted on 2/24/16
The March 8 gathering is the third of four events hosted by the UH Office of Sustainability that are taking place during the national RecycleMania competition.

PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE TO AFFECT MAIL SERVICES IN SOME UH BUILDINGS posted on 2/22/16
Due to the morning and afternoon preparations for the debate, mail pickup and delivery services to the Arts District and a portion of the Athletics District will be suspended Thursday, Feb. 25.

PUBLIC ART DAY PLANNED IN THE SPRING posted on 2/19/16
Public art tours, music, food and children's activities all will be part of the event, which will take place Saturday, April 16, from noon to 3 p.m. in the UH Arts District's Wilhelmina Grove.

UH DINING PLANNING SPECIAL CARIBBEAN DINNER MENU posted on 2/18/16
The Hey Mon Day event will take place March 10 during the dinner hours at the Fresh Food Company in Moody Towers.

HALAL AND KOSHER ITEMS AVAILABLE AT CAMPUS CONVENIENCE STORES posted on 2/17/16
The Cougar Xpress Markets in the Student Center, Cougar Village and Calhoun Lofts now have dedicated sections for the halal and kosher food items.

STUDENTS CAN LEARN ABOUT ON-CAMPUS LIVING AT HOUSING FAIR posted on 2/17/16
The annual event will take place Wednesday, March 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Butler Plaza and will include games, prizes and food. Housing representatives will be on hand to answer questions.

PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE WILL IMPACT CAMPUS LOTS AND STREETS posted on 2/16/16
University of Houston students, faculty and staff should be prepared for the impact the Feb. 25 event will have, not only on the day it takes place, but in the days leading up to it as well.

UH DINING CONTINUES PARTNERSHIP WITH CAMPUS KITCHEN PROGRAM posted on 2/16/16
The student-based food recovery team, which specializes in food relief initiatives and delivers food to shelter and housing locations, has collected 4,000 pounds of food from the two campus dining halls.

DINING, HOUSING ACCOMPLISHMENTS ADDRESSED IN TOWN HALLS posted on 2/12/16
Students, faculty and staff were invited to attend the gatherings on Feb. 2 and 3, during which representatives from UH Dining and Student Housing & Residential Life detailed all the positive changes that have taken place over the past year.

HUB VENDOR SHOWCASE TO FEATURE TEJAS OFFICE PRODUCTS posted on 2/8/16
Faculty and staff are invited to attend the event, which takes place Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion in the MD Anderson Library.

EXPOSING PUBLIC TO UH’S ART COLLECTION GOAL OF NEW INITIATIVE posted on 2/4/16
Over the next several years, a comprehensive effort to educate and expose as many people as possible to the vast number of art pieces on campus will be developed.

SMASHING PUMPKINS BRINGING CONCERT TOUR TO UH THIS SPRING posted on 2/4/16
The Grammy Award-winning rock group will end tour at Cullen Performance Hall on April 20 with special guest Liz Phair.

FIRST SUSTAINABILITY MEETUP OF THE SPRING SCHEDULED posted on 2/4/16
The event will take place Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. and will include videos featuring people living without waste, the recycling process and food waste-reduction strategies.

COMPLEX ‘FLOW’ A VISUAL TREAT posted on 2/4/16
The hauntingly beautiful and peaceful artwork has hung in the Health and Biomedical Sciences Building since its installation in December 2012.

DINING HALL TO HOST MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION posted on 2/4/16
Join UH Dining Services from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Fresh Food Company in Moody Towers for a Mardi Gras lunch filled with beads, masks and creole cuisine.

UH DINING CELEBRATES AMERICAN HEART MONTH posted on 2/4/16
Aramark is teaming up with the American Heart Association during heart month to improve the health of customers, community members and employees.

ON-CAMPUS HOUSING APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE FALL posted on 2/1/16
University of Houston students can go online to sign up to live in any of the seven on-campus residential communities for the 2016-2017 academic year.

UH COMMUNITY INVITED TO PARKING FORUM posted on 1/29/16
The event is planned for Monday, Feb. 8, and will cover everything from UH Parking's current service offerings to how the program is projected to change over the next decade.

UH DINING INTRODUCES NEW WELLNESS INITIATIVE posted on 1/29/16
The Healthy for Life 20 by 20 program from Aramark and the American Heart Association focuses on healthy menu commitments, community-health programs and consumer education.

DINING, BOOKSTORE OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS posted on 1/29/16
University of Houston students have until Sunday, Feb. 14, to apply for the awards. This past year, 11 students received the textbook scholarship and 10 got the meal plan scholarship.

UH DINING NAMES NEW HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER posted on 1/29/16
Jesse Singh, a University of Houston alumnus, joins the team after serving as a human resources partner with Baker Hughes.

BOYSEN RECEIVES AEM CREDENTIAL posted on 1/29/16
UH Director of Emergency Management Kelly Boysen received the Associate Emergency Manager credential. She joins over, 2421 others who have received the honor since 1993.

UH TO KICK OFF RECYCLEMANIA COMPETITION posted on 1/27/16
The celebration for the annual nationwide tournament will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 11 at Butler Plaza and will include a water taste test challenge and recycling games.

PEACH BOWL CELEBRATION MAY IMPACT TRAFFIC posted on 1/25/16
The UH community may experience heavier than usual traffic near TDECU Stadium on Monday, Feb. 1, as Cougar fans celebrate the big win in Legends Plaza starting at 6 p.m.

DISCOVER WHAT DINING, HOUSING HAVE PLANNED DURING TOWN HALLS posted on 1/22/16
The UH community is invited to attend the upcoming gatherings, which will take place Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 6 p.m., and Wednesday, Feb. 3, at noon in the Fresh Food Company.

NEW ITEMS AVAILABLE AT UH STARBUCKS LOCATIONS posted on 1/22/16
Several new specialty drinks have been added to the menu, as well as a new Italian ham and spicy salami panini and Valentine’s Day-inspired tumblers, coffee cups and travel mugs.

‘POWER UP’ WITH A 2016 BEST BITES CALENDAR posted on 1/20/16
Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can pick up a free calendar containing several great health-and-fitness tips and recipes from the Customer Service Center in McElhinney Hall.

WELLNESS SURVEY WINNERS ANNOUNCED posted on 1/20/16
Five UH faculty and staff members were chosen to receive a Fitbit for filling out an employee wellness survey.

STAFF, FACULTY ENCOURAGED TO SCHEDULE ANNUAL EYE EXAM posted on 1/20/16
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month and UH employees insured by UnitedHealthcare HealthSelect may receive an annual co-pay fee waiver from The University Eye Institute for a well vision eye exam.

PORTION OF STREET RENAMED COUGAR VILLAGE DRIVE posted on 1/14/16
UH Printing and Postal Services has submitted the address name changes to the United States Postal Service so that the updates can be recorded in the National Zip Code Database.

TEMPORARY FOOD TRUCK TO SERVE LAW CENTER posted on 1/14/16
The new location will provide a convenient dining option for students, faculty and staff while the former Subway space within the Law Center is renovated.

FOCUS ON CAMPUS ART: COMPLEMENTING MURALS LINE STUDENT CENTER WALLS posted on 1/11/16
Almost everyone who has been in the Student Center has seen the large geometric abstract painting that lines a wall on the first floor, but less know a smaller, similar-looking piece resides on the second floor of the building.

UH WELCOMES NEW REAL ESTATE DIRECTOR posted on 1/8/16
Ashlee Ross will oversee the procurement and leasing of UH’s growing portfolio of properties, as well as properties at other campuses within the UH System.

WIN PRIZES THROUGH #BYOBOTTLE PROGRAM posted on 1/8/16
The Office of Sustainability is asking UH students, faculty and staff to post a photo of themselves using a reusable water bottle to Instagram or Twitter Jan. 19-22 for a chance to win a T-shirt, water bottle or tote bag.

ONOLICIOUS TO JOIN FOOD TRUCK ROTATION IN SPRING SEMESTER posted on 12/23/15
The truck serves classic Hawaiian shaved snow cones and features a variety of creative flavors and toppings.

TWO MORE HALAL FOOD TRUCKS TO SERVE UH COMMUNITY posted on 12/23/15
Crisp Doner Cafe and The Kebap Crew, which specialize in serving doner and kebap style halal cuisine, have been added to the UH food truck program.

OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY LISTED AS CEC MEMBER posted on 12/23/15
The Citizens' Environmental Coalition is an alliance of diverse nonprofit, governmental, and educational organizations whose activities impact the environment and quality of life in the Houston-Galveston area.

UH COMMUNITY SHOULD TAKE PRECAUTIONS WITH HOVERBOARDS posted on 12/16/15
With the holidays quickly approaching, the University of Houston Environmental Health and Life Safety department is sharing some safety tips regarding the popular self-balancing scooters.

SPACE HEATERS NOT ALLOWED ON CAMPUS posted on 12/11/15
The UH Fire Marshal’s Office says some acceptable alternatives for staying warm in a cold office include electric blankets and heating pads.

STUDENTS GETTING COUGAR CARDS REPLACED AFTER HOURS posted on 12/11/15
The service, which started in the fall 2013 semester, allows students to obtain a temporary replacement card if they misplace or lose their card at a time when the Cougar Card office is closed.

UHDPS AMONG GROUP HONORED FOR DATACASTING PROJECT posted on 12/11/15
Security Technology magazine and SecurityInfoWatch.com have named UHDPS, in collaboration with other public safety users, as one of their 2015 Security Innovation Award winners.

STUDENT WINS SUSTAINABLE COOG SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST posted on 12/11/15
Creative writing and media production student Caroline Cao received a new Swagway in the contest hosted by the Office of Sustainability as part of Sustainability Fest activities.

COOKIES AND COFFEE EVENT PLANNED AT STUDENT CENTER posted on 12/8/15
The UH Dining Services gathering will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 10 and will include complimentary Starbucks coffee.

UH DINING OFFERING FREE MASSAGES AT BOTH DINING HALLS posted on 12/8/15
The University of Houston community can come to Fresh Food Co. Dec. 8 and Cougar Woods Dining Hall Dec. 9 between 5 and 7 p.m. for a complimentary massage as part of stress-free finals week.

UHPD DISPATCHER PROMOTED TO POLICE OFFICER posted on 12/7/15
Joseph Square, who began working at the University of Houston Police Department as a dispatcher in 2007, officially became a UHPD officer in September after finishing police academy training.

SUSTAINABILITY FEST EDUCATES, ENTERTAINS UH COMMUNITY posted on 12/2/15
The annual event, which had to be moved indoors to the Rockwell Pavilion because of poor weather, offered much to the many people who attended.

CALHOUN LOFTS COUGAR XPRESS STORE HOURS OF OPERATION EXTENDED posted on 12/2/15
The convenience store, which is located on the ground floor of the residential facility, will now stay open until 10 p.m. daily.

MONEY-SAVING MEAL PLANS AVAILABLE FOR SPRING SEMESTER posted on 12/2/15
Faculty, staff and students can choose a plan to make dining on campus easier next semester and which offer discounted Cougar Cash opportunities.


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