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UH COMMUNITY SHOULD BE AWARE OF OUTDOOR WARNING SIREN SYSTEM posted on 8/29/16
The system provides a quick method of notifying the entire main campus with an audible tone that can be heard outdoors alerting students, faculty and staff to seek shelter indoors.

JOEL CECIL JOINS UH DINING AS NEW DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS posted on 8/29/16
The food service industry veteran will oversee all food services operations at the University of Houston, including the retail, residential and catering teams.

UH DINING WELCOMES ACCELERATE TO LEADERSHIP MANAGER TO TEAM posted on 8/29/16
Jami Blackston will lead the program, which offers college graduates the opportunity to take on entry-level positions within Aramark and the retail and residential operations team.

WIN PRIZES DURING #BYOBOTTLE CAMPAIGN posted on 8/18/16
Students, faculty and staff can help reduce plastic waste by participating in the Office of Sustainability social media campaign during the first week of the fall semester.

TEXTBOOK LOANS AVAILABLE FOR FALL SEMESTER posted on 8/16/16
UH students can apply for the $400 loan, which can be used through Sept. 19 at the UH Bookstore in the Student Center South.

POLICE DISPATCH CENTER RECEIVES UPGRADE posted on 8/16/16
Recent mandates for upgrades from the Texas Wide Area Radio Network and a growing department led UHPD to pursue the improvements.

RESIDENTIAL MOVE-IN MAY IMPACT TRAFFIC AND PARKING posted on 8/8/16
Most residents are scheduled to move Aug. 17-20. Congestion is possible from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on all four days along Spur 5, Entrance 1/University Drive, Cougar Village Drive (formerly known as Campus Loop Road), Cullen Boulevard from Cougar Place Drive to Wheeler, and Cougar Place Drive in front of Cougar Place.

SUSTAINABILITY MEETUP TO FEATURE METRO BOARD MEMBER posted on 8/8/16
The first gathering of the fall semester will take place Sept. 1 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 186 of the Health and Biomedical Sciences Building. Christof Spieler will be the guest speaker.

FOCUS ON CAMPUS ART: ‘STATUE OF FOUR LIES’ ENTERTAINS, CONFUSES posted on 8/8/16
The bronze sculpture of two men on the outskirts of Lynn Eusan Park emits a level of kookiness intentionally designed to amuse those who view it.

UH DINING OFFERING A BLOCK MEAL PLAN FLASH SALE FOR COMMUTERS posted on 8/8/16
The sale, set for Aug. 8-12, gives UH commuter students the opportunity to receive an additional $10 in Cougar Cash with any block meal plan purchase.

UH DINING PROMOTES NEW MENU LABELING LAW posted on 7/29/16
The new law is a set of regulations passed by Congress requiring restaurants and other food establishments to post calories on menus and menu signage. The law also requires restaurants to provide customers with additional nutrition information.

IMPORTANT WORK COMPLETED ON MAILBOXES AT TWO RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES posted on 7/22/16
Workers from UH Postal Services spent part of the summer replacing the combination locks to the mailboxes at Cougar Place and Cougar Village II.

HELP STUDENTS MOVE IN THIS FALL BY VOLUNTEERING AS A COUGAR MOVER posted on 7/22/16
Residential move-in, which takes place Aug. 17-20, needs volunteers to assist in a variety of different roles to make the experience a worry-free one for students.

SPONSORS NEEDED TO HELP MAKE MOVE-IN A SUCCESS posted on 7/22/16
Faculty and staff and their departments can become a Principal, Red or White sponsor through the donation of money or, if they prefer, by sponsoring a specific item.

NEW RETAIL FOOD SERVICE DIRECTOR NAMED posted on 7/13/16
Chris Conti will manage more than 20 campus retail locations at UH, including those at the Student Center and SC Satellite, as well as seven convenience stores.

ERP BUILDING 5 TRANSFORMED INTO STATE-OF-THE-ART WET LAB FOR STARTUPS posted on 7/13/16
The renovation, which was completed last month, is the result of a collaborative effort by the Office of Real Estate Services, the Division of Research, and Facilities Planning and Construction.

UH DINING DELIVERS COOKING DEMO TO EXXONMOBIL PROGRAM posted on 7/7/16
The Travel to Mars activity at the Fresh Food Company in Moody Towers was directed at students participating in a science camp on the University of Houston campus.

CATERING ON CULLEN OFFERS SUMMER SAVINGS posted on 7/6/16
Customers can choose from a new collection of spice bowls and fan favorite promotions when catering a summer event or meeting.

UH DINING TO PARTNER WITH BOUNCE FOR THREE-PART SERIES posted on 7/6/16
Dietitian Travis Ramirez is teaming up with the College of Education initiative to host a series focusing on nutrition education and cooking demonstrations at the University of Houston-Downtown recreation center.

UH POSTAL SATURDAY SERVICE A HIT WITH STUDENTS posted on 7/6/16
The recent pilot program for residential students received such enormous positive feedback that it will continue during the 2016-2017 academic year.

WELLNESS WALKS TAKING PLACE THROUGHOUT SUMMER posted on 7/1/16
Faculty and staff can take part in the employee wellness initiative every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. inside the air-conditioned Hofheinz Pavilion. Human Resources and Athletics have teamed up to host the walks.

PARKING LOTS MINIMALLY IMPACTED DURING SUMMER MAINTENANCE posted on 6/17/16
UH Parking and Transportation Services is busy improving numerous lots and entrances across campus this summer, but at no time will there be any full lot closures.

CLOTHING DRIVE RESCUES NEARLY 6,000 POUNDS OF TEXTILES FROM LANDFILL posted on 6/17/16
Three members of the Sustainability Task Force partnered with American Textile Recycling Service and the Salvation Army to place donation bins inside five on-campus residential communities during the final three weeks of the spring semester.

STAFF SPOTLIGHT: CHRISTINE DONOVAN’S JOB INVOLVES MORE THAN TRAINING posted on 6/17/16
The senior training specialist in Human Resources, whose background includes stops at Disney, NASA and ExxonMobil, sees her role at UH as being more of a problem solver.

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: COUGAR CARD WORKER’S DREAM INCLUDES BURGERS posted on 6/17/16
Ashton Connely, who is pursuing a business marketing major at UH, wants to open a chain of hamburger restaurants in the downtown areas of several major cities.

PTS EARNS BRONZE QUILL AWARD FOR 'WORD ON THE STREET' Blog posted on 6/6/16
Representatives from UH's Parking and Transportation Department will be attending the Houston International Association of Business Communicators annual awards gala to accept the award for their work.

PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION SERVICES LAUNCHES 'COAST' - A NEW ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM posted on 6/6/16
The University of Houston’s Office of Emergency Management wants everyone to stay safe when heavy rains bring floodwaters to the Greater Houston area.

THREE FAST FACTS TO KNOW ABOUT FLOOD PREPAREDNESS posted on 6/6/16
The University of Houston’s Office of Emergency Management wants everyone to stay safe when heavy rains bring floodwaters to the Greater Houston area.

BE PREPARED BY BUILDING OR REPLENISHING AN EMERGENCY KIT posted on 6/6/16
University of Houston students, staff and faculty are asked to take 40 seconds to watch the most recent video from FEMA on how to build a kit and what to include in it.

FOCUS ON CAMPUS ART: ‘DOUBLE PHYSICHROMIE’ CREATES DIZZYING APPEARANCE posted on 6/6/16
The serpentine-like sculpture that sits near the Welcome Center Parking Garage comprises multi-colored pieces, vertical striping and alternating blade shapes to create a unique optical effect.

STUDENT WINS EARTH WEEK DRAWING FOR FOLDABLE BICYCLE posted on 5/26/16
The Office of Sustainability gave away the prize as part of Earth Week activities, which took place April 15-22 on the University of Houston campus.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NAMED FOR FP&C posted on 5/26/16
James D. Wofford Jr., AIA, a University of Houston alumnus, returns to campus with more than 35 years of experience managing projects in the corporate and mission critical environments.

OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY STUDENT PLACES THIRD IN NATIONAL COMPETITION posted on 5/24/16
Gabriela Contreras' winning essay will be published in an upcoming issue of College Services magazine, the quarterly publication of NACAS, the largest auxiliary services support organization serving higher education.

UH DINING WELCOMES NEW MANAGER TO COUGAR WOODS posted on 5/19/16
Nikit Bhatt, a University of Houston alumnus, joins the dining hall’s team after serving in Aramark’s Accelerate to Leadership program.

GRADUATION TO AFFECT MAIL SERVICE posted on 5/11/16
There will be no mail pickup and delivery to Susanna Garrison Gymnasium, Hofheinz Pavilion, Alumni Center, Stadium Parking Garage and TDECU Stadium on Thursday, May 12, and Friday, May 13.

UH DINING TO SHOW APPRECIATION TO CUSTOMERS posted on 5/6/16
The Fresh Food Company in Moody Towers will host a celebration with a special menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 10.

REMINDER: COUGAR RED FRIDAY SPECIAL STILL OFFERED posted on 5/6/16
UH faculty and staff who wear red and bring their UH ID to the campus dining halls on Fridays can still eat lunch for only $5.

JASON TRIPPIER APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF UHS PROPERTIES posted on 5/4/16
He is now in charge of all properties owned or leased by the UH System, and also directs operations for the ERP and other UHS-owned properties.

LATE-NIGHT $1 BREAKFAST TACOS, FREE COFFEE AVAILABLE IN LIBRARY posted on 5/4/16
The items are being offered from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. May 3-6 and May 9-12 to help students who are up late studying for final exams.

OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY, BIKEHOUSTON TO HOST BIKE TO UH DAY posted on 5/3/16
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to ride their bicycles to campus on Friday, May 6, then stop by Butler Plaza between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. for snacks and refreshments.


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