Administration and Finance Focus
 
 

April 2009
May 2011
SPOTLIGHT
Employee Spotlight –
Jackie C. Thomas, Jr.


Student Spotlight –
John Nicklos


CALENDAR
May
Events Calendar

NOTES AND NEWS

Bookstore
Bookstore Town Hall Shares the Latest on Affordable Options

Dining

May Hours of Operation

As One Door Closes, Several Others Open at UH Dining Services

Catering on Cullen: Signature Summertime Special


Finance
HUB Statistics

UH Cougar-Connect HUB Event: June 2011

Direct Deposit for Employee Reimbursements

Cost Center List

Rewards for Recycled
Paper



Green UH
To Commemorate Earth Month, Green Mountain Energy presents UH with $140,000 to fund First Solar Array

Internship Now Offered With the New Green Mountain Energy Partnership

UH Places Amongst the Best in RecycleMania 2011

HRM Green Team and UC Ultimate Recyclers Win UH RecycleMania Team Competition

New Green UH T-shirts Now Available in UH Bookstore

Urban Harvest-Landscaping with Animals in Mind


Housing
University Demonstrates Focus on Student Success

Preparing for the Future: Cougar Place Shuts its
Doors


Breaking the Barriers: Faculty-in-Residence Program Brings Students and Faculty Together

A Decade of Excellence


Parking and Transportation
Parking Rates for 2012


Printing and Postal
One of the Best Kept Secrets on Campus


Public Safety
Vehicle Report Cards

Emergency Management Checklist

Pie Anyone? Successful Pies for Babies

March for Babies Candy Sales Raffle






 


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HRM GREEN TEAM AND UC ULTIMATE RECYCLERS WIN RECYCLEMANIA TEAM COMPETITION


RecycleMania teams came out in full force this year, exceeding all expectations and bringing in record numbers of recyclables. Student organizations and faculty/staff groups competed against their peers to win catering credits from UH Dining Services and the trophy for the team bringing in the most recyclables. This year, HRM Green Team beat out the other student organizations, and the UC Ultimate Recyclers took the top prize among faculty/staff groups.

Participation in UH’s recycling team contest tripled for 2011 with a total of 30 teams participating this year. Overall, the RecycleMania team competition participants brought in almost 36,000 pounds of recycling! That’s a major improvement over last year’s weight of over 23,000 pounds. HRM Green Team alone recycled the most ever by a team with 7,391 pounds of recycling.

“It feels great to win!” said Leslye Dodd, member of the HRM Green Team. “It is good to show that we can make a difference with a small group of people and some dedication and persistence. It is our goal to grow the recycling efforts at The Conrad N. Hilton College and motivate other colleges to initiate change. Recycling can be a new life’s lesson to take with us to the professional world. The key to our success was persistence and networking with the organizational clubs. It was affirming to our efforts to have the support of the Dean’s office and the faculty members.”

The UC Ultimate Recyclers brought in an impressive 6,158 pounds to lead the faculty/staff teams and reclaim their title after coming up short in 2010.

“I’ve been involved in RecycleMania since 2009 (as first place winner) and it’s just the thing to do!” said Beverly Garcia, member of the UC Ultimate Recyclers. “Personally, I recycle in my house, and I’ve always encouraged people to recycle. I’m excited that the University is becoming more aware, and I’ll continue to be a part of RecycleMania as long as it continues!”

For the student teams, Accounting Society came in second with 3,985 pounds turned in to win $100 in catering credits followed by Psi Chi receiving a $50 credit for coming in third with 2,283 pounds of recycling. For the faculty/staff teams, second place was awarded to Admissions Processing who brought in 3,936 pounds, followed by Green DOR in third with 3,535 pounds.

Each week, teams would collect and turn in bags of plastic, aluminum, cardboard and paper to weigh in and tally their totals from January 31 until April 1. The team competition was hosted by Green UH in order to raise awareness about recycling as part of the national RecycleMania competition.

“I feel it was important, and still is, to rally everyone together to recycle because it helps the world we live in,” said Cali Smith, member of the HRM Green Team. “This is our earth and we need to help preserve it for future generations. It’s a great thing that helps our planet and our communities.”

For more information on green initiatives on campus, visit www.uh.edu/green.