December 2008
 

PLANT OPS CREW GIVES NORTH TEXAS PROFESSOR EARLY PRESENT posted 12/22/08
Christmas came a little early for a visiting Regents Professor who stayed at the University of Houston Hilton Hotel.

2009 MANDATORY TRAINING posted 12/22/08
The Mandatory Training Season is soon coming to an end. The last day to complete the FY09 Mandatory Training is December 31, 2008.

WINTER BREAK SCHEDULE posted 12/22/08
The University of Houston will be closed for the Winter Break starting December 24 through January 4. Coinciding with this closure, several campus businesses will also be shutting down for the break.

NEW CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS TO ENHANCE EAST SIDE OF CAMPUS posted 12/22/08
The University of Houstonís Board of Regents gave its stamp of approval on several construction projects that will ultimately change the look and feel of the east side of campus.

BOARD OF REGENTS APPROVES NIMS GUIDELINES posted 12/22/08
At its February 16th meeting, the UH System Board of Regents approved the implementation of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) for the entire UH System.

ATTENTION FACULTY: SUBMIT YOUR COURSE PACK ORDERS posted 12/22/08
The University Copy Center, which has locations at Bauer College of Business, the UH Law Center and the UH Parking Garage, offers custom publishing services to faculty members.

ROAD REPAIR AND TRAFFIC DIVERSION posted 12/22/08
Traffic at the intersection of Cullen Boulevard and Entrance 14 will diverted from 8 a.m., Monday, December 29 through Thursday, January 1, 2009, due to road repairs near Fleming Hall.

UH POLICE OFFICERS WORK 24/7/365 posted 12/22/08
The University of Houston Department of Public Safety (UHDPS) police officers work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to keep your campus safe. While holiday gathering are being enjoyed, UHDPS police officers will be patrolling the campus.

NOW LEASING CALHOUN LOFTS RETAIL SPACE posted 12/22/08
The lofts feature 553,000 Gross Square Feet of housing for approximately 1000 graduate and undergraduate professional students within the campus professional precinct including 10,000 SF of retail space and 1,000 SF of multi-purpose meeting space.

STAFF TUITION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE posted 12/22/08
The application deadline for the spring 2009 Staff Tuition Scholarship is January 2, 2009. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

ONLINE CAPITAL PROJECTS STATUS REPORT posted 12/22/08
Information regarding major capital projects is now available through the Plant Operations website.

TIPS TO SECURE YOUR OFFICE DURING THE HOLIDAY posted 12/22/08
The Department of Public Safety wants to share a few tips on closing up your office for the holiday break.

HOLIDAY SHIPPING AND SUPPLIES posted 12/22/08
The University Copy Center is an authorized shipper of FedEx, USPS and DHL and offers convenience that is sure to make holiday preparations less hectic.

MAIL PICK UP AND DELIVERY DURING COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES posted 12/18/08
Due to the morning and afternoon graduations held in Hofheinz Pavilion and Cullen Performance Hall on Friday, December 19, mail service will be interrupted in several buildings.

TEXTBOOK ADOPTIONS posted 12/15/08
A week into buyback, and with spring courses beginning in almost a month, only 64% of textbook adoptions have been received by the UH Bookstore.

ON-CAMPUS RECYCLING MADE EASY posted 12/15/08
The University has announced some different enhancements that will make on campus recycling easier; furthermore the University is in the process of installing more than 240 outdoor recycling bins located throughout the UH campus.

HOLIDAY DINING HOURS posted 12/15/08
With students off for the holidays dining options on campus will be reduced, and the locations remaining open will offer special operating hours from December 19 through January 19.

NOVEMBER BOOKSTORE BULLETIN posted 12/15/08
Get the latest UH Bookstore updates including information about their online book request system.

HOLIDAY BREAK CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY posted 12/15/08
Plant Operations will be busy over the holiday break. Click the link above to see a list of scheduled projects.

HOLIDAY BREAK POWER OUTAGES posted 12/15/08
Several power outages have been scheduled by the Department of Utility Services
during the upcoming holiday break.

BANKING FAIR posted 12/12/08
The University of Houston is hosting a second Banking Fair on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 from 10.am. - 2:00p.m in the Lone Star Room at the University Center.

PARKING LOT 12A, 15D, 15F, and 16B UPDATE posted 12/15/08
This coming Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (12/15 through 12/17) the light poles in parking lots 12A, 15D, 15F and 16B will be tested.

BEAT CONTACT PROGRAM posted 12/15/08
The University of Houston Department of Public Safety is implementing the Beat Contact Program.

HOLIDAY DECORATING TIPS posted 12/15/08
The Christmas Grinch is offering up his holiday decorating tips and hoping that you follow them.

GREEN UH posted 12/12/08
The UH Green movement is expanding and looking for student workers and volunteers to advance the universityís sustainability initiatives.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION posted 12/8/08
The University of Houston announced exciting plans today to team up with METRO to make METRO Bus service to campus fast, easy and inexpensive.

FINALS MANIA posted 12/5/08
The finals period for UH students is from December 10 through December 18. During this time, anxious and stressed-out students retreat to the Library for intense last-minute studying. To view the advertisement click
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PAYROLL REORGANIZATION posted 12/5/08
In an effort to provide better service to the campus community, the UH Payroll office has been reorganized as of December 1, 2008.

RETURN OF THE COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE LIBRARY posted 12/4/08
Beginning December 5, 2008, the Jenkinís Architecture & Art Library located in the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, prepared for the return of nearly 110,000 library books and journals which were displaced due to the effects of Hurricane Ike.

BUILDING CONTROLS UPDATE posted 12/4/08
All the buildings on UHís central campus employ some form of temperature control. Several buildings utilize a room thermostat that varies air pressure to large control valves that cause either warm air or cold air to flow.

SAFEGUARD YOUR BIKE posted 12/4/08
Recently the University of Houston experienced a rash of bicycle thefts. With the outstanding work from the Investigators of the Department of Public Safety the suspects were identified and charged with a large number of these thefts.

HOLIDAY SAFETY TIPS posted 12/4/08
It is the holiday season and everyone will be shopping and visiting family and friends. Donít let the spirit of the holiday season lull you into giving the criminal element a chance to ply their trade. Below are some tips on how to keep your holiday season safe and happy.

RECYCLING POLICY posted 12/3/08
The UH Campus Sustainability Task Force met on Monday to recommend a draft recycling policy for campus review.

COKE'S MONSTER ROLL-OUT posted 12/1/08
Houston Coca-Cola Bottling Company announces their newest distribution relationship with Hansen Natural Corporation, which markets and distributes the Monster Energy line of beverages.

UH BOOKSTORE TEXTBOOK BUYBACK posted 12/1/08
The UH Bookstore will conduct their end of semester textbook buyback December 1 through the December 18, 2008.

EVENT RECAP-BEST THANKSGIVING EVER posted 12/1/08 UH Dining Services celebrated Thanksgiving early with a "Best Thanksgiving Ever" attitude.

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