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NEW STAFF MEMBER JOINS OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT posted on 7/02/18
Brian Hall takes on the role of emergency management specialist after spending five years in Student Housing and Residential Life.

DR. RICHARD ANTHONY BAKER NAMED PRESIDENT OF NATIONAL DIVERSITY ASSOCIATION posted on 6/28/18
The assistant vice chancellor/vice president for Equal Opportunity Services will lead the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity for the next two years.

UH DINING IN COMPLIANCE WITH FDA’S MENU LABELING LAW posted on 6/25/18
The Food and Drug Administration requires calories and portion sizes for self-served regular menu items be posted on menu boards.

SECURITY OFFICER SUCCUMBS TO ILLNESS posted on 6/13/18
Loretta Newman, who worked at the University of Houston for 16 years, passed away on Monday, June 11. She will be missed by friends and co-workers.

ELECTRONIC ACCESS CONTROL GETS EMAIL ADDRESS posted on 6/13/18
The University of Houston community can use it to reach out to the department regarding trainings, special requests and any urgent matters.

TEXTILE RECYCLING EFFORT DURING MOVE-OUT PROVES SUCCESSFUL posted on 6/06/18
The Office of Sustainability partnered with Green City Recycler to place donation pods at Cougar Place, Moody Towers and Bayou Oaks for students to drop off clothing, books, backpacks and other textiles that they no longer wanted.

UH COMMUNITY SHOULD PREPARE FOR HURRICANE SEASON posted on 5/29/18
Students, faculty and staff should make sure to have a plan and plenty of emergency supplies in preparation for the storm season, which kicks off June 1.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS RESOURCES PRESENTED TO STAFF COUNCIL posted on 5/29/18
The importance of having updated contact information in PASS for the UH ALERT Emergency Notification System was one item that was discussed.

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE ASSESSMENT PRESENTATION AT NACCU posted on 5/22/18
Administration and Finance Assessment held an educational session about program assessment at the National Association for Campus Card Users (NACCU) annual conference.

STRAIGHT NO CHASER SETS UH CONCERT DATE posted on 5/17/18
The a capella group is bringing its One Shot Tour to Cullen Performance Hall on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m.

UNIVERSITY TO BE REPRESENTED ON NACAS PLANNING COMMITTEE posted on 5/15/18
The National Association of College Auxiliary Services has appointed Associate Vice Chancellor/Associate Vice President for Administration Dr. Emily Messa to the 2019 NACAS C3X Committee.

COUGAR WOODS NAMED LEVEL 1 CERTIFIED GREEN RESTAURANT posted on 5/11/18
The UH dining facility received 156.32 GreenPoints on the Green Restaurant Association’s rigorous certification scale.

UH COMMUNITY INVITED TO COAST ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION SUMMIT posted on 5/08/18
UH Parking and Transportation will be hosting its first-ever COAST Alternative Transportation Summit on Monday, May 14, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion in the M.D. Anderson Library.

COUGAR CARD DIRECTOR RECOGNIZED AT NACCU CONFERENCE posted on 5/07/18
The director of UH Cougar Card was recognized and presented at the National Association for Campus Card Users (NACCU) annual conference.

AWARDS NOMINATION DEADLINE EXTENDED posted on 5/02/18
The last day to nominate a colleague for one off the President’s Excellence Awards has been pushed back to Friday, May 11, at 5 p.m.

A&F DIVISION HOSTS MARCH OF DIMES LUNCHEON posted on 4/30/18
The fundraiser event, which was held April 26, had a great turnout and a second one is being discussed.

EXPERIENCE TAI CHI WITH PUBLIC ART OF UH SYSTEM posted on 4/23/18
Students, faculty and staff can take part in this free healthy campus activity, which will take place in the courtyard of University Lofts on Tuesday, May 1, at 11 a.m.

MARCH OF DIMES RAFFLE WINNERS ANNOUNCED posted on 4/20/18
Environmental Health and Life Safety is holding a raffle drawing every Friday to raise money for the March of Dimes.

POWER UP HOSTING STRESS LESS SEMINAR posted on 4/19/18
The event for faculty and staff will be held Thursday, April 26, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion. Attendees must register in advance.

JACK & OLIVE READY-MADE MEALS INTRODUCED posted on 4/16/18
The new line of premium meals will be offered at the Market at Cougar Village and will bring a new level of quality that guests will enjoy.

UH DINING REFRESHES ‘ON THE GO’ PRE-PACKAGED FOODS posted on 4/16/18
The items, which are available in the campus Market stores, will now be prepared on campus and not bought from a partner vendor.

NEW WEIGHT WATCHERS SERIES KICKS OFF THIS WEEK posted on 4/16/18
Meetings are open to faculty, staff and students and provide ongoing support, encouragement and the convenience of weekly onsite meetings.

NEW DIGITAL EQUIPMENT EXPANDS UH PRINTING’S CAPABILITIES posted on 4/12/18
The five-station digital color production print system is part of the newest line of cutting edge digital printers on the market today.

MARIA HONEY ELECTED SECRETARY OF TACHE’S GULF COAST REGION posted on 4/10/18
The assistant director of marketing and communications for UH’s Office of Administration was named to the post during the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education’s state conference.

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR PRESIDENT’S EXCELLENCE AWARDS posted on 4/05/18
All benefits-eligible, non-teaching employees with at least three years of service are eligible. The nomination deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, April 30.

FINANCIAL WELLNESS SESSIONS OFFERED posted on 4/05/18
Human Resources is hosting the presentations on April 17 and April 19, which will allow employees to learn more about the Retirement @ Work interactive retirement savings portal.

EPA PRESENTS UH WITH 2017 FOOD RECOVERY CHALLENGE AWARD posted on 4/04/18
A representative from the agency’s Region 6 office came to campus to deliver the award, which recognizes the hard work and effort of two food recovery programs.

STUDENT MEAL PLANS FOR FALL SEMESTER NOW AVAILABLE posted on 4/04/18
The number and type of meal plans available to residential and commuter students has changed for the upcoming year, based on student input and feedback.

ISAAC GONZALES THANKED FOR HIS SERVICE posted on 4/02/18
The Environmental Health and Life Safety Department sends its appreciation to the safety specialist, who is leaving the University April 6 to pursue other career opportunities.

DINING’S TRANSFORMATION DISCUSSED AT CONFERENCE posted on 4/02/18
The Auxiliary Services team made the presentation at the National Association of College and University Services’ Southern Regional Conference.

MOTHER’S DAY SERENADE COMING TO UH posted on 4/02/18
The Houston Latin American Philharmonic will be performing in concert at Cullen Performance Hall on Sunday, May 13.

‘FEATHERS OF FIRE’ SHADOW-PUPPET PLAY SETS UH DATE posted on 4/02/18
The show, presented by the Society for the Performing Arts, will take the stage at Cullen Performance Hall on Friday, April 20.

SUSTAINABILITY FEST COMING TO BUTLER PLAZA ON APRIL 17 posted on 3/26/18
The University of Houston community is invited to learn more about the latest in sustainable practices during the fifth annual event, which is being organized by the UH Office of Sustainability.

NEW FOOD TRUCK PAD NOW SERVING CAMPUS posted on 3/22/18
The site – which is able to host two trucks at a time – is located on a small driveway behind the Technology Annex, directly across the street from the Central Plant.

PRINTING SERVICES NOW OFFERS WIDE RANGE OF PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS posted on 3/20/18
The vast database of promotional items – also known as swag – is ideal for groups and departments that need giveaways, which can be customized with logos and other artwork.

PARKING RATES APPROVED, NEW PERMIT REGISTRATION PROCESS COMING posted on 3/20/18
The UH System Board of Regents passed the new parking permit prices for the next two academic years at its March 8 meeting.

BUY POPCORN TO SUPPORT MARCH OF DIMES posted on 3/15/18
The Administration and Finance Division is selling bags for $2 in a variety of different flavors.

EHLS SELLS RAFFLE TICKETS FOR A GOOD CAUSE posted on 3/15/18
Gift baskets and gift cards are among the prizes for the raffle, which will benefit the March of Dimes.

ELECTRONIC ACCESS CONTROL WELCOMES NEW EMPLOYEES posted on 3/15/18
Jesse Caltzontzint, Steven Schoff and Miracle Johnson are the newest members to join the team.

A&F DIVISION REPRESENTED AT CHICANO GROUP’S STATE CONFERENCE posted on 3/09/18
Esmeralda Valdez and Maria Honey were among a team of UH representatives who presented at the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education’s 43rd annual state conference, which was held Feb. 28-March 3 in Dallas.

ESMERALDA VALDEZ RECEIVES TACHE AWARD posted on 3/09/18
The Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education presented UH’s executive director of University Services with its Distinguished University Staff Award.

YOUTUBE STAR JACKSEPTICEYE COMING TO UH posted on 3/09/18
The Irish video game commentator is bringing his How Did We Get Here Tour to Cullen Performance Hall on Sunday, March 25, at 8 p.m.

PARKING ON EAST SIDE OF CAMPUS TO BE IMPACTED BY FRONTIER FIESTA posted on 3/07/18
Throughout the weeks of Saturday, March 10 through Sunday, March 25, parking lots 20A, 20C, 21B and the East Garage near the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center will be impacted by this year’s Frontier Fiesta.

BOOKSTORE GEAR UP FOR SPRING SALE posted on 3/02/18
The UH Bookstore is holding a flash sale March 7-8 where all clearance items in the store will be an additional 50% off.

CULLEN PERFORMANCE HALL LAUNCHES BOX OFFICE HOURS posted on 3/02/18
People can now walk in and purchase tickets in person to shows and events at the historic venue four days a week.

FOOD TRUCK PAD CLOSING FOR REMAINDER OF SPRING SEMESTER posted on 3/01/18
The site that serves the UH campus along Entrance 14 is shutting down to accommodate a major renovation project that is about to get underway at the adjacent Science Building.

BUY TWO POWERADE PRODUCTS, GET A FREE DRAWSTRING BACKPACK posted on 2/28/18
The promotional giveaway campaign kicked off Monday, Feb. 26, at select campus Market stores and will continue while supplies last.

DREXLER’S OFFERING LIMITED TIME MENU ITEMS DURING SPRING SEMESTER posted on 2/28/18
Next up on the schedule is a loaded barbecue brisket baked potato, which will be available at the restaurant the week of March 5-9.

UH EARNS TREE CAMPUS USA CERTIFICATION FOR THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR posted on 2/27/18
The Arbor Day Foundation program honors colleges and universities for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.

EDIBLE INSECTS FOCUS OF INAUGURAL CELEBRITY CHEF EVENT posted on 2/14/18
The Feb. 19 event featuring award-winning Chef Hugo Ortega is being co-hosted by UH Dining Services and the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management.

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING DRIVE OPEN TO UH COMMUNITY posted on 2/14/18
The Office of Sustainability’s annual event, now in its fourth year, will take place Friday, March 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Center South Circle Drive.

SARAH PALIN, DONNA BRAZILE TO TALK POLITICS AT UH posted on 2/13/18
The pair will examine the increasingly polarized political landscape during their “Bridging the Political Divide” discussion at Cullen Performance Hall on Thursday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m.

‘A CONVERSATION WITH KRISTIN CHENOWETH’ COMING TO UH posted on 2/13/18
The award-winning actress and singer will be speaking at Cullen Performance Hall through the Brilliant Lecture Series on Thursday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m.

CELEBRATE MARDI GRAS IN MOODY TOWERS DINING COMMONS posted on 2/09/18
A special themed menu that will include jambalaya, red beans and rice, blackened shrimp pizza and king cake will be served from 5 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

FOOD TRUCKS TO TAKE OVER MOODY TOWERS DINING COMMONS EVERY MONTH posted on 2/08/18
A different food truck will serve their favorite dishes from the Global Kitchen station one day a month. The first will be Tu-Go Kitchen on Feb. 22, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

NEW MEAL PLANS, FUTURE OF CAMPUS DINING FOCUS OF TOWN HALL FORUMS posted on 2/07/18
University of Houston students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the interactive gatherings, which are slated for 3 to 4 p.m. Feb. 20 and 21 in the Space City Room of the Student Center South.

GRAND OPENING EVENT TO CELEBRATE NEW LAW CENTER MARKET posted on 2/07/18
The celebration will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22 in the store, which is located on the ground floor adjacent to the student lounge area. There will be complimentary snacks and a drawing for a $50 Boost gift card.

NEW DEPUTY FIRE MARSHAL JOINS UH TEAM posted on 2/06/18
Marvin Alexander, a Navy veteran who was a Houston firefighter for more than 17 years, started his new role at his alma mater in December.

SHIPLEY DO-NUT PRODUCTS AVAILABLE ON CAMPUS posted on 1/26/18
The doughnuts are made fresh at the store at 3726 Scott Street and delivered weekday mornings to the Market stores in University Lofts and the Student Center South.

PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION ADDS NEW SHUTTLE ROUTE posted on 1/19/18
The recent addition to the Cougar Line shuttle program will make travel between the north and south sides of campus easier for faculty, staff and students.

UH COMMUNITY SHOULD TAKE STEPS TO PREPARE FOR WINTER WEATHER posted on 1/19/18
The UH Office of Emergency Management encourages students, faculty and staff to be prepared for all kinds of emergencies, including winter weather that may affect the Houston area.

NEW SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER HOPES TO TAKE EFFORTS TO THE NEXT LEVEL posted on 1/12/18
Michael Mendoza, who joined the Office of Sustainability two months ago, hopes to build upon the success of numerous recent initiatives.

TEXTBOOK LOANS AVAILABLE FOR SPRING SEMESTER posted on 1/12/18
University of Houston students can apply for a $400 loan to help pay for needed textbooks at the UH Bookstore. Deadline to apply is Feb. 2.

CAMPUS SAFETY GUIDELINES TO REMEMBER DURING WINTER posted on 1/12/18
During this chilly time of the year, the UH Fire Marshal’s Office would like to remind the campus community of important safety guidelines.

EHLS EMPLOYEE CONTRIBUTES TO CHEMICAL SAFETY LIBRARY posted on 1/12/18
Zhen Fu is one of three winners who submitted entries to a two-week Datathon aimed at helping scientists avoid dangerous chemical reactions.

UH FARMERS MARKET TO CONTINUE IN SPRING posted on 12/22/17
A total of eight markets will be held on various Wednesdays during the semester from noon to 4 p.m. to allow students, faculty and staff the opportunity to shop for locally sourced and produced food items without having to leave campus.

NEW GROUP WORKS TO IMPROVE COUGAR CARD SERVICES posted on 12/22/17
The Cougar Card Advisory Committee, which met for the first time in October, offers advice and feedback to the Cougar Card Office regarding operational plans and initiatives.

CONVENIENCE STORE OPENS TO SERVE THE UH LAW SCHOOL COMMUNITY posted on 12/08/17
The Market at Bates Law, which opened Dec. 4, is located on the ground floor of the Bates Law building adjacent to the student lounge area in the space that previously housed a Subway restaurant.

UH RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FROM EPA posted on 12/08/17
The 2017 Food Recovery Challenge award was given to the University in large part to two food recovery programs here on campus.

TREES PLANTED IN CAMPUS COMMUNITY GARDEN FOR ARBOR DAY posted on 12/08/17
The plantings were part of the annual Rock the Campus volunteer event hosted by the Metropolitan Volunteer Program.

UH RECEIVES MAYOR’S PROUD PARTNER AWARD FOR SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS posted on 12/08/17
The award recognizes individuals and institutions who have made an overwhelming contribution to the city of Houston’s quality of life.

WINTER MEAL PLANS AVAILABLE OVER BREAK posted on 12/08/17
Students who will be staying on campus during the winter break can buy one of two plans that can be used to eat at Moody Towers Dining Commons, which will be open every day, including Christmas and New Year’s Day.

COUGAR CARD OFFICE HELPS CHARTWELLS EMPLOYEES GET SETTLED posted on 11/30/17
To help the more than 400 new employees get settled on campus and service the more than 45,000 new and returning students, the Cougar Card Office extended its normal business hours Oct. 2 through Oct. 13.

HOLIDAY MARKET TO FEATURE WIDE VARIETY OF VENDORS posted on 11/20/17
The event, which will take place Wednesday, Nov. 29, from noon to 4 p.m. in Wilhelmina Grove, will give UH students, faculty and staff the chance to shop for gifts for the upcoming holiday season.

VEGAN OPTIONS, RED VELVET PANCAKES BEING ADDED TO FINALS MANIA posted on 11/20/17
The twice-a-year tradition will take place Monday, Dec. 4, from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion to provide UH students a much-needed break from studying for final exams.

PARKING OFFICIALS PRESENT COAST AT NACAS 2017 posted on 11/17/17
The gathering of auxiliary services professionals from across the country included an informative presentation about UH’s enormously successful alternative transportation program.

CALL GOES OUT FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP AT FINALS MANIA posted on 11/10/17
Faculty and staff are needed to sign up for a wide range of duties at the twice-a-year tradition, which will take place Monday, Dec. 4, from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. to provide students a welcome relief from studying for final exams.

LATIN CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA COMING TO UH posted on 11/10/17
The Houston Latin American Philharmonic is bringing its holiday art exhibition and concert to Cullen Performance Hall on Saturday, Dec. 2.

DREXLER’S SERVING BARBECUE IN STUDENT CENTER SATELLITE posted on 11/02/17
The restaurant opened at the start of the fall semester in the space formerly occupied by Burger Studio. It is open Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

COUGAR CARD SWIPE SERVICE HELPS ORGS KNOW THEIR AUDIENCE posted on 11/01/17
Organizations and departments on campus can rent wireless card reader equipment that allows attendees to their events check in by swiping their Cougar Card.

SUSTAINABILITY REPS TALK COAST AT AASHE CONFERENCE posted on 10/27/17
The UH alternative transportation program for students, faculty and staff was the subject of a presentation at the national gathering of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability and Higher Education.

GET THE 411 ON RETIREMENT DURING DAY OF WORKSHOPS posted on 10/27/17
University of Houston employees are invited to sign up for the sessions, which will take place Friday, Nov. 3, in the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion at the MD Anderson Library.

BLOOD DRIVE SET AT CULLEN PERFORMANCE HALL posted on 10/20/17
University of Houston faculty and staff can sign up now for an appointment slot for the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center event, which will be Monday, Oct. 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

CULLEN PERFORMANCE HALL PLAYING HOST TO SHOWS DISPLACED BY HARVEY posted on 10/18/17
The historic venue in the heart of the UH campus is accommodating seven performances originally scheduled to take place at locations that suffered major damage at the hands of the catastrophic storm.

FARM TO WORK PARTNER FINDS NEW PRESENCE ON CAMPUS posted on 10/18/17
Plant it Forward Farms is one of many vendors at the UH Farmers Market, a new initiative launched by UH Dining that benefits students, faculty and staff.

GET THE SCOOP ON DINING AT TOWN HALL FORUMS posted on 10/16/17
‘Chew on This: Conversations with UH Dining’ will take place Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Space City Room of the Student Center South, and 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Impact Room of the Student Center North.

COUGAR CARD PHOTO SUBMISSION CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED posted on 10/06/17
Eight students won Starbucks gift cards for submitting their student ID photos through the online submittal form instead of completing the process in person.

FACULTY, STAFF INVITED TO TICKET GIVEAWAY AND TAILGATE posted on 10/04/17
Employees can get a free ticket to the Oct. 19 matchup against Memphis, and also take part in a tailgating event prior to the game at TDECU Stadium.

PUBLIC ARTS TOURS SCHEDULED MONTHLY posted on 10/02/17
The tours, which are planned for the first Friday of each month through the end of the spring semester, will each have a different focus and a different guide leading them.


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