April 2016

FOCUS ON CAMPUS ART: ARTIST HAD QUITE A TALE TO TELL posted on 4/29/16
The sculptor who created the statue that sits in front of the Law Center was blacklisted during World War II by the Nazis, who declared his work degenerate art.

CLASSIC ROCK GROUP KANSAS ANNOUNCES UH TOUR DATE posted on 4/29/16
The band, known for their smash hits “Dust in the Wind” and “Carry on My Wayward Son,” will perform at Cullen Performance Hall Oct. 14.

LATE-NIGHT FOOD TRUCKS TO SERVE STUDENTS DURING FINALS posted on 4/28/16
Two campus pad sites will be open for business the week of May 2 from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. Monday through Thursday, while one site will be open the week of May 9.

PRINTING AND POSTAL WINS LOCAL AND REGIONAL HONORS posted on 4/28/16
The department has been recognized by two prominent professional associations for service and creative excellence.

‘MAKING A MURDERER’ ATTORNEYS TO SPEAK AT UH posted on 4/28/16
The lawyers for Steven Avery, whose case is featured in the Netflix documentary series, are bringing their speaking tour to Cullen Performance Hall May 21.

UH DINING TO HOST BLOCK PARTY DURING FINALS WEEK posted on 4/28/16
The May 4 event in the Student Center circle drive will include a variety of games, as well as a free Friohana shaved ice for students.

COUGAR XPRESS MARKETS OFFER NEW PRODUCTS posted on 4/28/16
Customers can select from a variety of Skullcandy products, such as wireless headphones. Hottips has numerous cellphone charging cables, wall adapters and earbuds.

FINALS MANIA TO GIVE STUDENTS BREAK FROM STUDIES posted on 4/26/16
The twice-a-year tradition will serve pancakes to around 1,700 UH students the evening of May 2 in the M.D. Anderson Library’s Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion.

NEW COMMENT BOARDS LET DINERS POST NOTES ON NAPKINS posted on 4/25/16
Guests to the Cougar Woods and Fresh Food Company dining halls can communicate with the management team by leaving notes on the boards, which are located near the dish return stations.

LIMITED TIME MENU ITEMS AVAILABLE AT BURGER STUDIO posted on 4/25/16
The restaurant in the Student Center Satellite has three special offerings on the menu through May 12, including an Italian burger combo and sweet potato French fries.

CAMPUS STARBUCKS LOCATIONS FEATURE NEW SNACK ITEMS posted on 4/25/16
The variety of sweet and savory snacks, which include several gluten-free options, can be found near the registers at each location.

UH DINING PARTNERS WITH OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY DURING EARTH WEEK posted on 4/15/16
A “Do It Yourself” vegan parfait tutorial will take place April 20 in the Fresh Food Company’s Green Mountain Energy Company Dining Room.

DINING HALLS TO SERVE SOUL FOOD FAVORITES posted on 4/15/16
Traditional southern dishes such as fried chicken, sweet potato casserole, collard greens and corn bread will be served for lunch April 20 at Fresh Food Company and for dinner April 21 at Cougar Woods.

FRESH FOOD COMPANY TO SERVE BREAKFAST FOR DINNER posted on 4/15/16
Visitors to the dining hall will be able to have such food as French toast, breakfast burritos, pancakes and fried egg sandwiches from 5 to 8 p.m. April 18, April 25 and May 2.

FOCUS ON CAMPUS ART: ‘SHINE AND RISE’ TAKES A BACKWARDS APROACH posted on 4/15/16
The large charcoal drawing overlooking the foyer of the Honors College in the M.D. Anderson Library can leave people a bit perplexed or amused – or both.

MARCH OF DIMES WALK TO AFFECT TRAFFIC AND PARKING posted on 4/15/16
The April 24 event will take place on the east side of campus, impacting parking lots, roads and parking garages in the area.

SARAH KELLY TALKS SUSTAINABILITY WITH HOUSTON REALTORS posted on 4/15/16
UH’s sustainability manager joined Houston community leaders for an active discussion about making Houston a more sustainable, beautiful environment now and in the future.

UH’S NRHH CHAPTER QUICKLY BECOMING ONE OF THE BEST posted on 4/15/16
The student-run organization, which is only in its second year on campus, received two top honors at the Southwest Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls’ annual No Frills Conference.

FRESH FOOD COMPANY TO HOST CINCO DE MAYO LUNCH posted on 4/15/16
A special menu will be offered at the dining hall on May 5. Diners will also be entertained by a live mariachi band from noon to 1 p.m.

COUGAR XPRESS MARKETS NOW OFFERING LITTLE DEBBIE ITEMS posted on 4/15/16
Customers to the campus stores are now able to buy such snacks as Zebra Cakes, Star Crunches, Honey Buns and Chocolate Cupcakes.

UPCOMING ROADSHOW WILL OFFER GLIMPSE INTO THE 2016-2017 PARKING PLAN posted on 4/12/16
Representatives from Parking and Transportation Services will be on hand from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 13 in the Student Center South Lobby to outline program changes that are taking effect this fall.

FACULTY AND STAFF PERMITS FOR THE 2016-2017 ACADEMIC YEAR AVAILABLE NOW posted on 4/12/16
To purchase a parking permit for the next academic year, employees must log into their AccessUH account and click the myParking Account icon.

UH WILL CELEBRATE EARTH WEEK APRIL 15-23 posted on 4/06/16
A wide variety of on- and off-campus activities will be taking place, including volunteer events, a documentary screening, a sustainability meetup and an Earth Day rotational program in the residence halls.

SIGN UP NOW TO BE A FINALS MANIA VOLUNTEER posted on 4/06/16
Faculty and staff are encouraged to help out with the May 2 event, which provides students a welcome break from the stress and rigors of preparing for final exams.

BAYLOR TRIP PROVIDES USEFUL INSIGHT FOR UH DINING TEAM posted on 4/06/16
The group received a glimpse of the dining halls, learned about various programs and heard an overview of how the campus dining operation works.

SKYWARN STORM SPOTTER TRAINING HELD ON CAMPUS posted on 4/06/16
More than 20 people, including UH staff, students and individuals from the surrounding Houston area, came to learn how to identify different types of severe weather incidents.