August 2012

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT SUMMER PROJECTS FOCUS ON CAMPUS CLEANUP AND SEMESTER PREPARATION posted 8/31/12 Facilities Management has been hard at work all summer cleaning, refreshing and repairing campus facilities and grounds in preparation for the start of the fall semester.

JOIN UH DINING FOR A PICNIC LUNCH ON SEPT. 6 posted 8/31/12 Come celebrate the end of summer with UH Dining Services at a picnic-themed lunch in the Fresh Food Company in Moody Towers.

UNIVERSITY COPY CENTER EXPANDS COLOR PRINTING CAPABILITIES posted 8/31/12 The new Oce CS650/665 color digital presses will allow the copy center to print more magazines, postcards, brochures, fliers, booklets, direct mail pieces and other marketing and communication materials better and quicker.

FAMIS PHASE 2 IMPLEMENTATION PROJECT posted 8/30/12 The FAMIS Phase 2 Implementation Project will provide the UH campus with an efficient means for generating and tracking work request.

LOUD NOISES THROUGHOUT CAMPUS posted 8/30/12 On Tuesday, Sept. 4 and Wednesday, Sept 5, Victory Energy will be running and testing the new boiler located in the Central Plant.

SOUTH SIDE OF ENTRANCE 14 TO CLOSE FOR MUCH OF SUNDAY posted 8/30/12 On Sunday, Sept. 2, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. entrance 14 will be closed with the north side redirected for two-say traffic.

GREEN COMMUTER FAIR posted 8/29/12 Join us for the Fall 2012 Green Commuter Fair, to be held on September 5-6 at the UC Satellite and PGH Breezeway from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

GAME DAY PARKING GUIDELINES posted 8/29/12 In order to provide for safe and efficient travel on campus during football games, the following Game Day parking rules take effect during football games on campus.

FACILITIES PLANNING AND CONSTRUCTION ASSISTS IN CAMPUS MOVE IN posted 8/28/12 Facilities Planning and Construction has been working to minimize the impact of current construction to our campus during the start of the new school year.

DINING UPDATE: WHATíS NEW IN DINING ON CAMPUS posted 8/27/12 Though campus may seem to slow down during the summer, UH Dining Services has been busily making changes to its locations on campus to ensure that students, faculty and staff have the best options available now that fall classes have begun.

GREENUH EVOLVES INTO OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY posted 8/27/12 The Office of Sustainability has grown over time and now has broadened its focus to several areas and audiences throughout the campus

STUDENTS NOW CAN GO ONLINE TO BUY, CHANGE OR CANCEL A MEAL PLAN posted 8/27/12 University of Houston students who want to buy or make changes to a meal plan now can do so at the click of a mouse.

SIDEWALK CHANGES BEING MADE AROUND CENTRAL PLANT posted 8/27/12 On Thursday, Aug. 24, 2012, the construction fence at the Central Plant will be moved to the east side to encompass the old sidewalk into the project site.

FIGHT THE BITE posted 8/22/12 Protect yourself from the West Nile virus with the 4 D's.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TOWN HALL MEETING posted 8/21/12 Come join us at the EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TOWN HALL MEETING on Wednesday, September 12th from 2pm-4pm in the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion of MD Anderson Library.

NAMING CONTEST VOTING FOR NEW DINING HALL TO TAKE PLACE AUGUST 27 - 31 ON UHDS FACEBOOK PAGE posted 8/20/12 We have narrowed down our choices to the top 3 and we are turning the vote back to you for the final decision.

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT STAFF UPDATES - AUGUST 2012 posted 8/17/12 We continue to make strides towards enhanced customer service and stewardship of our physical resources.

CLEAN UP DAY 2012 SLIDESHOW posted 8/17/12

SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER (SERC) FOURTH FLOOR COMPLETION posted 8/14/12 Construction of the lab space on the fourth floor of the Science & Engineering Research Center (SERC) has been completed.

UPDATED SURPLUS PROPERTY PROCEDURE posted 8/13/12 Click on Transfers to Surplus Warehouse.

$5 FRIDAY PROGRAM TO CONTINUE EVERY FRIDAY DURING THE FALL SEMESTER posted 8/13/12 As the tradition of Cougar Red Fridays continues to grow, it seems only fitting to grow the Faculty/Staff $5 Friday program in the dining halls as well.

REAL FOOD ON CAMPUS IN OBERHOLTZER HALL TO REMAIN OPEN FOR FALL 2012 posted 8/10/12 The Real Food on Campus dining hall in Oberholtzer Hall will remain open for the fall semester until the new dining facility is completed.

COUGAR VILLAGE II CONSTRUCTION AFFECTS LOT 6B posted 8/10/12 Beginning Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 6 a.m., a section of Lot 6B will be temporarily closed due to construction activities at Cougar Village II.

UNIVERSITY CENTER CIRCLE DRIVE CLOSURE posted 8/10/12 On Monday, August 13, 2012, work will begin to remove the canopy over the south entrance to the University Center, as well as the UC Information Booth at the south entrance.

CAMPUS CONVENIENCE STORES TO CEASE SALES OF TOBACCO IN ACCORDANCE WITH NEW CAMPUS POLICY posted 8/10/12 In accordance with the new campus tobacco policy, the campus convenience stores will not be ordering any more tobacco products and will cease sales altogether once the current stock is depleted.

PORTION OF CULLEN BOULEVARD TO CLOSE SATURDAY AS GENERATORS ARE MOVED posted 8/9/12 The northbound side of Cullen Boulevard, just east of Holman Street, will be closed between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 11, 2012.


FACILITIES PLANNING AND CONSTRUCTION IMPLEMENTS SURVEYS posted 8/8/12 Facilities Planning and Construction has implemented an assessment process to measure the performance of FPC Project Management staff as well as Design and Contractor teams.

NORTH BOUND LANE CLOSURE AT CULLEN BOULEVARD posted 8/7/12 Beginning Wednesday, August 8, 2012, as part of the New Dining Hall project, the sanitary sewer connection will be made to the City of Houstonís sanitary system.

NEW F'REAL MILKSHAKE MACHINE CREATES MILKSHAKE MAGIC AT THE COUGAR XPRESS MARKET IN COUGAR VILLAGE posted 8/7/12 F'real offers milkshakes, smoothies and frozen cappuccinos.


BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIALS FROM PRINTING AND POSTAL SERVICES posted 8/6/12 Remember us for all your copying, printing, graphic design and mailing needs.

BARE BOWLS KITCHEN MAKES IT EASY TO EAT HEALTHY AND LOCAL posted 8/3/12 Bare Bowls Kitchen serves up delicious grain bowls packed with meat and veggies sourced from local farmers and sustainably grown.

METRO - SERVICE UPDATES posted 8/3/12 METRO is implementing a series of route and schedule modifications that will take place on August 26, 2012.

AMERICAN RED CROSS APP FOR SMARTPHONE HURRICANE posted 8/3/12 The American Red Cross has recently implemented a new smart phone application.

TEXTBOOK LOANS AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS posted 8/01/12 Students can request a loan to cover textbook expenses.

INTERSESSION SPECIAL: $5 LUNCHES AT THE FRESH FOOD COMPANY WEEKDAYS AUGUST 15-22 posted 8/01/12 Stop by and have lunch with us during intersession. We'll keep a plate warm for you!