August 2011

UH DINING ADDS MORE VALUE, SPIRIT TO CONCESSIONS IN ROBERTSON STADIUM posted 09/01/11 UH Dining Services is re-vamping the concession stands and menu offerings in Robertson Stadium just in time for an exciting new season of Cougar football.

STUDENTS FIND PARKING SOLUTION AT ERP posted 8/31/11 With record enrollments this year and various construction projects throughout the campus, many students have made an effort to find a new solution to their transportation needs.

TO-GO POLICY CHANGES IN RESIDENTIAL DINING HALLS posted 8/30/11 Due to low return in the re-usable to-go container program at the Fresh Food Company and RFoC, UH Dining Services has reduced the availability of the program to allow only one container out at a time.

UH 1st Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Completed posted 8/29/11 Members of the campus community have completed the first ever Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT) course on the University of Houston campus.

COME CELEBRATE THE KING OF ROCK AND ROLL AT AN ELVIS THEMED MEAL posted 8/29/11 Everyone needs a little fun in their lives and at UH Dining Services (UHDS) we tend to have fun with our food!

SHUTTLE ROUTE ADDED FOR LEEK STREET PARKERS posted 8/29/11 With the addition of temporary lots at Leek Street, UH Parking and Transportation Services has added a new shuttle to its rotation this year in order to give students a ride to campus.

CELEBRATE TACO BELL'S NEW ENERGY-SAVING NEW EQUIPMENT posted 8/29/11 If you're trying to figure out what's different about Taco Bell we'll give you a hint. The location has gotten a lot greener over the intersession break.

COUGAR LINE BUS STOPS GET AN UPGRADE posted 8/29/11 Shuttle riders can now wait in the shade with the installation of six new bus shelters.

NEW FACULTY/STAFF $5 FRIDAY SCHEDULE FOR FALL 2011 posted 8/25/11 Faculty and Staff $5 Fridays are some of the most popular events offered in the residential dining halls.

FOOD SERVICE REVISIONING: MARKETMATCH PROGRAM WILL HELP SHAPE CAMPUS DINING posted 8/25/11 As the University of Houston works to re-create its student experience and become a residential campus, UH Dining Services is re-visioning its future plans on campus to better align with this goal.

WATERMONSTERS A REFRESHING HIT WITH STUDENTS AND VOLUNTEERS posted 8/25/11 It was a hot beginning to the semester, but students and volunteers found plenty of refreshment with hydration stations on campus.

EINSTEINíS: COME CELEBRATE OUR NEW LOOK! posted 8/23/11 When you walk into Einsteinís for the first time this semester, try not to be shocked by our new look.

UH CLEANS UP THE CAMPUS posted 8/23/11 UH faculty/staff scoured the campus for trash and recycling on Tuesday, August 2 for the first ever Clean Up Day.

COUGAR VILLAGE NOW HOME TO NEWEST MARKET ON CAMPUS posted 8/22/11 Residents of Cougar Village and the surrounding areas are in a prime location. Not only are they located next door to the largest and most celebrated dining hall on campus, but now they are also just steps away from fresh groceries, snacks and more at the new Cougar Xpress Market.

MEAL PLAN PETITION PROCESS GIVES STUDENTS OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A CHANGE posted 8/22/11 As the beginning of the semester rush subsides, students will get settled into a normal daily routine.

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON ADDRESSES WATERING CHALLENGES IN MIDST OF DROUGHT posted 8/22/11 With Texas in the midst of an historic drought and Houstonians facing residential water restrictions, the University of Houston also is addressing serious watering challenges.

METRO TO OPEN NEW PARK & RIDE IN MISSOURI CITY SERVICE TO SUPPLEMENT EXISTING PARK & RIDE posted 8/18/11 Starting Monday, August 22, Missouri City residents will have another option to get to the Texas Medical Center, or downtown Houston, onboard a METRO Park & Ride bus.

BACK TO SCHOOL: A&F TAKES ACTION TO HELP KEEP STUDENTS SAFE posted 8/18/11 Administration and Finance is ready for the return of our students and has taken extra steps to look out for their well being as the fall semester begins.

WHEELER RECONSTRUCTION UPDATE posted 8/18/11 On Sunday, August 21st, the intersection of Wheeler Avenue and Calhoun Road/M.L. King Boulevard will be restored to full functionality.

UH ARCHITECTURE  STUDENTS BUILD SOLAR STRUCTURE FOR MCREYNOLDS MIDDLE SCHOOL posted 8/17/11 It's a hot day of triple digit heat, but the students of the University of Houston's Graduate Design/Build Studio (GDBS) brave the temperatures to share their very own green project with the students of McReynolds Middle School.

ACCESS CHANGE TO FRESH FOOD COMPANY posted 8/16/11 Customers for the Fresh Food Company at Moody Towers will now enter through the Cougar Village bridge only as our student residents begin to return to campus.

RESIDENTIAL LIFE & HOUSING STAFF RECEIVE NEW E.C.O. FRIENDLY SHIRTS posted 8/15/11 Residential Life & Housing (RLH) student and pro staff are being issued new, environmentally-friendly polo shirts.

NEW RESIDENTIAL DINING HOURS OFFER MORE CONVENIENCE AND CATER TO CAMPUS NEEDS posted 8/15/11 We have had record enrollment for the 2011-2012 school year and to accommodate such a large number of students, faculty and staff, UH Dining Services has expanded its residential service schedule for the fall and spring semesters.

CAMPUS EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM SUCCESS posted 8/15/11 The University of Houston Department of Public Safety's Emergency Management Bureau has its first CERT program under way.

LONG TIME MEMBER HEADS FOR RETIREMENT posted 8/15/11 Longtime employee and staff council member Joe Papick will be retiring this month.

SAFETY AND SECURITY COMMITTEE TOURS THE NEW KIOSK posted 8/15/11 The Safety and Security Committee at the University of Houston received a private tour of the new security kiosks that were completed last week.

CRANE MOBILIZATION FOR AIR HANDLER INSTALLATION CULLEN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING (581) posted 8/15/11 Beginning tomorrow, August 16, Vaughn Construction will be replacing the existing rooftop carrier air handler for Cullen College of Engineering.

SCIENCE & RESEARCH 1(SR1) to (SR2) 1500KW GENERATOR posted 8/9/11 On Friday, August 19th, 2011, the Generator Area which is located on the Southeast corner of the SR-2 Building is scheduled to commence work on Friday, August 19th, 2011 with the erection of the fencing for this work.

A&F AMBASSADORS ON DUTY FOR FIRST DAYS OF SEMESTER posted 8/5/11 A&F Ambassadors will be stationed throughout the campus to offer a friendly greeting and show of support of our students as classes begin.

UH BOOKSTORE HAS AFFORDABLE TEXTBOOK OPTIONS READY FOR THE FALL posted 8/4/11 Students will find the most affordable options available for their textbooks at the UH Bookstore as they begin the school year.

TEXTBOOK LOANS AVAILABLE FOR UH STUDENTS IN FALL posted 8/4/11 The beginning of the semester can be stressful, but as a UH Cougar, thereís no need to worry about affording your textbooks.

UH PARKING LOT 4A - WHEELER ST ENTRANCE CLOSURE posted 8/3/11 The driveway entrance off of Wheeler Avenue east and west bound (currently) into UH Parking Lot 4A will be closed (see attached exhibit) starting Wednesday, August 10th through Tuesday August 16th.

CLASSROOM AND BUSINESS BUILDING posted 8/01/11 On Saturday, August 6, 2011, there will be a temporary access road closure for crane removal for the Classroom and Business Building