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April 2009
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UHDPS Safety and Security Town Hall Meeting

Employee Spotlight - Clifford Kennedy


Events Calendar


Bookstore Event

Copy Center
Copy Center Blog

Grand Opening of Cougar Xpress

Cranberry Farms Goes
Bar-B-Que Brings New Flavor to Campus

Dining Survey Demonstrates Positive Feedback


DS Waters Water Filtration Units

Save Money on Shipping Services with eShip Global

Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Statistics

Green UH
Green Hints

UH Approves Official Sustainability Policy

HRMS Updates

Human Resources

PCD Deadline Extended

Staff Excellence Awards Process

Plant Operations
Construction Project Map Now Available

Policies and Procedures
SAMs in Campus Review
MAPPs in Campus Review

Real Estate Services
Open House at Energy Research Park

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Grand Opening of Cougar Xpress

On February 1st, the University of Houston celebrated the grand opening of Cougar Xpress, the revolutionary convenience store located at Calhoun Lofts.

Cougar Xpress is similar to a market, providing what are called, “Provisions on Demand” to its customers.

Unlike a simple convenience store, this market provides fresh produce and many amenities that one might find in a grocery store.

From fresh fruits and vegetables to dispensable nuts and granola, Cougar Xpress provides healthy and affordable options to students with the convenience of never having to leave campus.

The store also provides several meal options, including Lunchables, parfaits, various salads, and a variety of frozen meals.

Angel Herrera, Regional Vice President of Dining and Facility Services for Aramark, said that this store was, “Yet another example of trying to meet and exceed students’ expectations on campus”. He explained that they seek to ascertain the needs and wants on campus, and that they even conduct surveys of students, faculty and staff to help with this process.

According to Matthew Bianchin, General Manager of Retail Convenience, Cougar Xpress is the first Provision on Demand within the Southwest region. “This is a landmark position for the University of Houston, in taking this first step,” said Mr. Bianchin.