April 2015

BE SURE TO UPDATE EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION IN PASS posted on 4/30/15
The University of Houston community should make sure all of their personal details are up-to-date, including cell phone numbers to receive emergency text messages.

BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANNING SEMINAR HELD AT UH posted on 4/30/15
The Office of Emergency Management held the event on April 22 to familiarize participants with roles and procedures within the plan as well as gather feedback on how it can be improved.

CINCO DE MAYO THEMED LUNCH MENUS PLANNED AT BOTH DINING HALLS posted on 4/30/15
Cougar Woods will offer its specialized menu on Monday, May 4, while the celebration at Fresh Food Company is slated for Tuesday, May 5.

NEWLY INSTALLED PLAQUE MARKS COUGAR WOODS' LEED CERTIFICATION posted on 4/30/15
The marker will be a constant reminder of all the hard work and sustainability-related thinking that went into the design of the dining hall, which opened its doors in the fall of 2012.

NEWLY DESIGNED GRADUATION REGALIA AVAILABLE THROUGH UH BOOKSTORE posted on 4/29/15
The new items will be worn by undergraduate and graduate students during the new general commencement ceremony in TDECU Stadium.

NO RATE INCREASE FOR 2015-2016 STUDENT PARKING PERMITS posted on 4/27/15
Student parking permits for the next academic year are now open for purchase online through AccessUH.

SHARE A COKE EXPERIENCE RETURNS TO CAMPUS FOR ONE-DAY EVENT posted on 4/23/15
With the help and coordination of the Auxiliary Services team, the event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, April 27, in front of the Student Center.

UH COMMUNITY ENCOURAGED TO TAKE PART IN BIKE TO UH DAY posted on 4/23/15
The Office of Sustainability and BikeHouston will be manning tables at Butler Plaza from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 1, providing information and refreshments to students, faculty and staff who ride their bicycles to campus on that day.

FINALS MANIA IS BACK TO PROVIDE A WELCOME BREAK TO STUDENTS posted on 4/23/15
The twice-a-year tradition will take place on Tuesday, May 5, from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. in the Rockwell Pavilion at the M.D. Anderson Library. Staff and faculty can still sign up to help out at this worthwhile event.

GUITARIST JESSE COOK TO MAKE STOP AT UH THIS FALL posted on 4/23/15
The Paris-born, Toronto-raised musician is bringing his One World Tour to Cullen Performance Hall on Saturday, Oct. 17. Tickets are already on sale.

MARCH FOR BABIES TO IMPACT CAMPUS LOTS AND ROADS posted on 4/20/15
Several parking lots and streets around campus will be closed beginning Friday, April 24 in preparation for the March for Babies walk that is taking place on Sunday, April 26.

UH AMONG THE BEST IN STATE IN ONE RECYCLEMANIA CATEGORY posted on 4/17/15
The University placed fifth out of 23 participating schools in Texas this spring in the category that focuses on recycling the highest combined gross tonnage of paper, cardboard, bottles and cans.

'FIFTY SHADES' DOMESTIC ABUSE WEBINAR POSTPONED UNTIL THE FALL posted on 4/17/15
The event, which is being presented by the University of Houston Police Department and Crime Stoppers of Houston, will now be held on campus at a still-to-be-determined date and time in October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR UH-METRO FULL-SCALE EXERCISE posted on 4/17/15
People are needed to serve as fans and "evacuees" from TDECU Stadium in order to test portions of the stadium evacuation plans on Saturday, May 2.

UH DINING SERVICES DISHES ON FOOD RECALLS posted on 4/15/15
When an alert is issued by the FDA, UH Dining immediately stops using the recalled product and does not use it again until the FDA proclaims it is safe and consumer confidence is restored

SUMMER MEAL PLAN REGISTRATION NOW OPEN posted on 4/15/15
Registration for summer meal plans is now open.

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF SIDEWALK PLANNED BETWEEN CALHOUN LOFTS AND MREB SITE posted on 4/13/15
A portion of the walkway will be blocked off for three days starting Wednesday, April 15, so a junction box can be installed as part of the ongoing construction project.

NO RATE INCREASE FOR 2015-2016 FACULTY AND STAFF PARKING PERMITS posted on 4/13/15
To purchase one for the next academic year, go online to AccessUH, select the Parking Self Service icon and then choose the Purchase Permits link.

UH PRINTING UPDATES ORDERING PROCESS posted on 4/7/15
The new policy now requires all University departments to provide cost center information when orders are initially placed, rather than after the product has been delivered.

LARGE CONCRETE POURS PLANNED AT MREB CONSTRUCTION SITE posted on 4/7/15
The UH community should expect delays accessing the buildings and parking lots in and around the area early in the morning on April 9 and April 17.

SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH EVENTS SCHEDULED posted on 4/6/15
The University of Houston Police Department is partnering with the UH Health Center to provide more awareness regarding this issue.

FIRST-EVER UH EARTH WEEK PLANNED FOR APRIL 17-26 posted on 4/6/15
There will be a wide variety of events for the campus community to attend, including informative movie screenings, outdoor treks and crafting activities.

UPCOMING HUB FORUM TO PROVIDE VALUABLE, USEFUL INSIGHT posted on 4/3/15
The April 15 event will include detailed information about the procurement practices of universities and state agencies, as well as discussions about current bid opportunities with certified HUB vendors and potential vendors.

HUB VENDOR SHOWCASES CONTINUE ON A MONTHLY BASIS posted on 4/3/15
The purpose of the gatherings is for University of Houston personnel to begin forming relationships and familiarizing themselves with various local HUB vendors.

PLAN TO REDUCE PAPER WASTE WINS RECYCLEMANIA COMPETITION posted on 4/3/15
The 2015 What’s the Big Idea contest asked teams of students, faculty and staff to propose ideas for improving recycling or reducing waste on the University of Houston campus.

OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY GIVES AWAY KINDLE FIRE HD TO ONE LUCKY STUDENT posted on 4/3/15
Everyone who attended a RecycleMania event over the past two months on campus was entered into the drawing.

SPRING BREAK CHALLENGE WINNER ANNOUNCED posted on 4/3/15
UH students, faculty, staff and alumni were invited to upload photos via Twitter and explain how they were having a zero-waste spring break.

SPRING FLING BARBECUE BLING MENU PLANNED posted on 4/3/15
The special lunch menu will be served at the Fresh Food Company in Moody Towers on Wednesday, April 8.

CALL GOES OUT FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP AT FINALS MANIA posted on 4/2/15
A small army of people is once again needed to assist with this twice-a-year tradition, which is scheduled for May 5 and which provides students a much-needed break from studying for final exams.