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UH DINING HOSTING CHEF KAISER LASHKARI posted on 10/31/18
The UH alumnus will be serving up some of his favorite dishes at Cougar Woods Dining Commons on Nov. 7 as part of the celebrity chef series.

UH PROGRAMS, PRACTICES SHOWCASED AT NACAS CONFERENCE posted on 10/31/18
The University had five presentation proposals accepted for the conference, which drew auxiliary-related employees from universities and colleges from across the country.

IRA WARSHAUER TO LEAD UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM OFFICE OF REAL ESTATE SERVICES posted on 10/25/18
The UH alumnus and senior-level real estate and facility management professional has been appointed to the executive director role, effective Nov. 1.

STUDENTS AT NEARBY SCHOOL BENEFIT FROM GENEROSITY OF A&F STAFF posted on 10/23/18
Employees from across the Division donated 352 articles of school uniform clothing for children at Houston ISD’s Blackshear Elementary.

CAMPUS DOCUMENT SYSTEMS SIGNS NEW CONTRACT WITH UH posted on 10/19/18
The five-year agreement means the University Copy Center on the ground floor of the Welcome Center Garage will continue serving the UH community.

STRATEGIC VISION PLAN OUTLINES A BOLD FUTURE FOR CAMPUS DINING PROGRAM posted on 10/05/18
UH Dining Services, in collaboration with Auxiliary Services and University leadership, developed the five-year plan, which will modernize the dining program while balancing the diverse needs of the growing campus population.

“WALK IN THE DARK” TAKES STEPS TO ILLUMINATE PEDESTRIAN EXPERIENCE posted on 10/05/18
Literally stepping across campus, the annual “Walk in the Dark” event to be held Tuesday, October 9, provides a unique opportunity for immediate “boots on the ground” feedback about the overall pedestrian experience in the twilight hours.

ZHEN FU PROMOTED TO SAFETY MANAGER posted on 10/04/18
In her new role for Environmental Health and Life Safety, she will be responsible for implementing and managing UH’s first chemical safety program.

HUMAN RESOURCES LEADERSHIP INTERIM APPOINTMENT posted on 10/02/18
Sandra Armstrong was appointed Interim Associate Vice Chancellor/Vice President Human Resources, effective Oct. 1.

WEAR RED TO RIDE METRORAIL FOR FREE ON THURSDAY GAME DAYS posted on 10/01/18
METRO has partnered with the University of Houston to allow UH faculty, staff and students to ride METRORail to campus free of charge during the Thursday home football games this season.

EMPLOYEES INVITED TO ATTEND 2018 HUB VENDOR FAIR posted on 10/01/18
The event, which will include door prizes and a photo booth, will be Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m. to noon, in the Houston Ballroom of the Student Center South.

REMEDIATION WORK PAVING WAY FOR STUDENT CENTER SATELLITE’S COMEBACK posted on 9/28/18
Although the popular campus gathering spot sustained significant damage from Hurricane Harvey, an ongoing two-phase project will restore it to its original pre-storm condition.

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER FOR ANNUAL MAMMOGRAM posted on 9/28/18
The Rose’s mobile wellness unit will offer on-site, no-cost mammography to eligible female employees at UH on Tuesday, Oct. 9, and Wednesday, Oct. 10.

FACULTY, STAFF INVITED TO FOOTBALL TICKET GIVEAWAY AND TAILGATE posted on 9/26/18
Representatives from UH Athletics will distribute tickets and T-shirts to the UH versus Tulsa game during the giveaway, which will be Friday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Space City Room of the Student Center South.

STAY INFORMED WITH UH ALERT posted on 9/20/18
The emergency notification system will be used to provide prompt notification to students, faculty and staff in the event of an emergency on campus.

BOOKSTORE HOSTING GRAD FAIR FOR STUDENTS TO BUY GRADUATION GEAR posted on 9/20/18
The three-day event will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 25 though Sept. 27 at the UH Bookstore in Student Center South. Numerous vendors will be in attendance.

LATE-NIGHT PIZZA NOW AVAILABLE ON CAMPUS THROUGH BOOST APP posted on 9/17/18
University of Houston students and employees are now able to order personal-sized pizzas to go from Moody Towers Dining Commons during the late-night hours.

WHAT’S THAT SOUND? IT’S THE OUTDOOR WARNING SIREN posted on 9/14/18
The system provides the University a quick method of notifying the entire campus in case of an emergency that they should go indoors and shelter in place.

UH SUSTAINABILITY SUCCESSES SHARED AT CONFERENCE posted on 9/11/18
Michael Mendoza, manager of the Office of Sustainability, presented about UH’s sustainability programs during the poster session of NACUBO’s annual meeting.

RETREAT FOCUSES ON WORKPLACE CULTURE AND THE A&F SPIRIT posted on 9/11/18
The Office of Administration held a two-day staff retreat framed around customer service, leadership and building a positive work environment.

SYMPOSIUM CELEBRATES A&F DIVISION’S ASSESSMENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS posted on 9/11/18
The inaugural A&F C.A.R.E.S. Assessment Symposium provided an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the valuable work taking place across the division.

CAMPUS SAFETY’S NICK ACKLES RETIRES posted on 9/10/18
After starting at the University of Houston in 2002, he transferred to Campus Safety in January 2017 to become campus safety systems manager.

CAMPUS SAFETY WINS SECOND PLACE IN CUPCAKE CHALLENGE posted on 9/10/18
The team used the theme of Cougars: Growing Together for their entry at the fun event, which took place during the Staff Appreciation Luncheon.

PREPARE FOR EMERGENCIES BY LEARNING LIFE-SAVING SKILLS posted on 9/10/18
As National Preparedness Month continues, the UH Office of Emergency Management is offering weekly tips on how to prepare for an emergency.

HAVE A PLAN IN CASE AN EMERGENCY STRIKES posted on 9/4/18
September is National Preparedness Month, and the University of Houston's Office of Emergency Management will be sharing preparedness tips for the UH community each week.

WEIGHT WATCHERS OFFERED TO UH COMMUNITY THIS FALL posted on 8/29/18
Staff, faculty and students can sign up to participate in the 12-week series, which will begin Oct. 11 and run through Jan. 10.

NEW DIRECTOR JOINS MOODY TOWERS DINING TEAM posted on 8/27/18
James McKuin comes to UH Dining Services from Portland State University, where he opened the catering program with Chartwells.

UH DINING INTRODUCING NITRO COLD BREW BIKE posted on 8/27/18
The mobile three-wheeled bicycle will be operated by a barista and offer cold brew coffee to the UH community.

UH PRINTING LAUNCHES ONLINE ORDERING SERVICE posted on 8/21/18
The new easy-to-use digital storefront allows staff, faculty, students and others to place orders at any time in a secure and consistent manner.

STUDENT CENTER SATELLITE TEMPORARILY CLOSED posted on 8/17/18
Due to ongoing maintenance issues, the building and all of its dining locations will remain closed for repairs. It is anticipated to reopen in the spring.

FACULTY EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS INITIATIVE LAUNCHES posted on 8/06/18
A guide, classroom syllabus and website were created to help everyone prepare for and respond to a variety of emergencies that could occur on campus.

WIN PRIZES DURING #UHBYOBOTTLE CAMPAIGN posted on 8/06/18
UH students, faculty and staff can post a photo of themselves using a reusable water bottle from Aug. 20 to Aug. 31 for a chance to win a prize from the Office of Sustainability.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS POSTERS GOING UP posted on 8/06/18
The posters will be placed in every classroom and lab on campus and will contain important resource information on what to do during an emergency situation.

EHLS IMPLEMENTS NEW SOFTWARE posted on 8/06/18
The Environmental Health & Safety Assistant application allows staff, principal investigators, lab managers and workers to access one portal for a variety of work-related purposes.

GRANT PROVIDES CULLEN PERFORMANCE HALL WITH RECYCLING BINS posted on 7/31/18
UH is one of numerous universities and organizations across the country who were selected to receive the 2017 Coca-Cola/Keep America Beautiful Public Recycling Grant.

CHICK-FIL-A NOW ON BOOST MOBILE ORDERING APP posted on 7/26/18
Students, faculty and staff can now preorder and pay for their meal from in advance, then pick up their order at the restaurant in the Student Center South without having to wait in line.

COMEDIAN HASAN MINHAJ TO PERFORM AT UH posted on 7/23/18
The concerts are set for Saturday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. at Cullen Performance Hall. Tickets are now on sale.

ESTAS TONNE BRINGING BREATH OF SOUND TOUR TO CAMPUS posted on 7/23/18
The international music sensation will perform at Cullen Performance Hall on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m.

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.


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