August 2015

PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE posted on 8/31/15
The new design is geared toward helping users better understand the many services offered, and was created to be a one-stop resource for all things related to parking and transportation at UH.

UH COMMUNITY INVITED TO ATTEND COFFEE WITH A COP GATHERINGS THIS FALL posted on 8/31/15
The first will take place Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Student Center Satellite. It will allow students, faculty and staff the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the work UHPD is doing.

FLOOD READINESS FOCUS OF FIRST WEEK OF NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH posted on 8/31/15
The University of Houston Office of Emergency Management is encouraging the campus community to spend some time learning how to be prepared for a potential flooding situation.

THEMED LUNCH AT DINING HALLS TO HELP KICK OFF FOOTBALL SEASON posted on 8/26/15
Football fare will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3, at the Fresh Food Co. and Cougar Woods Dining Hall. It is the first of several themed meals planned by UH Dining during the fall semester

PHOTO BOOTH, DJ PART OF UH DINING'S WELCOME BACK BASH posted on 8/20/15
Students, faculty and staff who visit the Fresh Food Company for lunch on Aug. 24 or Cougar Woods Dining Hall for dinner on Aug. 25 can spin a prize wheel and take pictures in the photo booth.

FOOD TRUCKS WILL ONCE AGAIN SERVE ERP EVERY WEDNESDAY posted on 8/20/15
Students, faculty and staff will be able to get lunch once again this academic year from a truck stationed behind Building 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

STUDENTS SAVE MONEY WITH TEXTBOOK, MEAL PLAN SCHOLARSHIPS posted on 8/20/15
Eleven lucky students have received a Barnes & Noble scholarship, which gives them $400 for books for the fall and the spring semesters. Another 10 students have been awarded a meal plan scholarship.

TORIK BANKS JOINS UH DINING AS NEW DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS posted on 8/20/15
The 15-year veteran of the food service industry brings both manager and operations experience to the University of Houston campus.

MONTHLY SUSTAINABILITY MEETUPS TO KICK OFF SEPT. 1 posted on 8/14/15
The idea is to showcase different sustainability themes and build a culture of sustainability on campus and in the community by featuring guest speakers, group activities and networking. The initial gathering will feature Dr. Bruce Race, director of the University of Houston's Center for Sustainability and Resilience.

BASKETBALL FACILITY CONSTRUCTION HEADS INTO LAST FEW MONTHS posted on 8/14/15
The $25 million project that will be home for the men's and women's programs is projected to be finished by mid-November and could be fully occupied in early December. Right now, exterior work is 75 percent done and interior finishes have begun.

TIPS AVAILABLE TO KEEP UH COMMUNITY COOL DURING THE HEAT posted on 8/14/15
As temperatures in the Houston area soar, the University of Houston Office of Emergency Management urges people to take precautions if they find themselves outdoors for prolonged periods of time.

CHOPPED N' SMOKED BBQ JOINS CAMPUS FOOD TRUCK PROGRAM posted on 8/14/15
Halal friendly barbecue offerings will be served to the UH community when the truck, which is owned by UH alum Robert West, becomes part of the rotation when the fall semester kicks off.

NEW DISPENSER INCREASES BEVERAGE OPTIONS AT TACO CABANA posted on 8/14/15
The Coca-Cola Freestyle 7000 machine will offer more than 60 drink options - far more than the traditional dispenser it replaced at the restaurant, which is located near TDECU Stadium in the Stadium Parking Garage.

STUDENT TEXTBOOK LOANS FOR UH BOOKSTORE AVAILABLE FOR FALL posted on 8/14/15
University of Houston students who need help with textbook expenses can apply for a $400 loan by logging in to AccessUH and following a few simple steps.

DITCH PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES FOR CHANCE TO WIN PRIZES posted on 8/10/15
The UH Office of Sustainability's #BYOBottle program takes place the week of Aug. 24 and is designed to encourage students, faculty and staff to use their own personal reusable bottles in lieu of the single-use variety.

UH COMMUNITY SHOULD HAVE PLAN FOR PARKING ON FOOTBALL GAME DAYS posted on 8/7/15
To help everyone understand the impact the seven home games will have on campus, Parking and Transportation Services is maintaining a campus game day parking web page filled with important information.

CAMPUS LOTS, STREETS RENOVATED DURING SUMMER MAINTENANCE posted on 8/4/15
Striping, seal-coating and asphalt and concrete restoration are just some of the repairs currently taking place in several surface lots, including 5C, 5D, 9C, 12A, 12B, 16B, 16D, 20A and 20C.