February 2010
 

NEW UIT SECURITY VIDEO FOR STUDENTS posted 2/26/10
University Information Technology (UIT) debuted its first video produced by students for students.

DINING SURVEY DEMONSTRATES POSITIVE FEEDBACK posted 2/25/10
The most recent Dining Style survey has demonstrated the Dining Services' commitment to providing the best quality food and service to the University of Houston.

CRANBERRY FARMS BRINGS BAR-B-QUE TO CAMPUS posted 2/24/10
The University of Houston welcomes barbeque on its campus for the first time!

UH CAMPUS TO RECEIVE MAJOR LANDSCAPING IMPROVEMENTS posted 2/24/10
Although campus landscaping greatly suffered since 2008 due to weather challenges such as Hurricane Ike, last summer’s record heat, and this winter’s colder than normal temperatures, UH has been reimbursed by $1.1 million, and funding is now available for landscaping projects.

FOOD SERVICES TOWNHALL MEETING posted 2/23/10
To be held Tuesday, February 23 at Moody Towers Dining Hall from 6 to 7 p.m.

UH CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS MAP NOW AVAILABLE ON WEB posted 2/22/10
For the first time ever, a detailed map that lists the location, projected time lines, and dollar amounts of University of Houston major capital projects are available on the web.

MEDITATION “CAVE” STRIVES TO DRAW VISITORS TO PEACEFUL AREA OF CAMPUS posted 2/19/10
The Cave of the New Being is an extension of a dream first realized by Frederick J. Kiesler, an Austrian-American stage designer and architect that died without seeing his vision fulfilled.

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON INTRODUCES NEW CAMPUS CONVENIENCE STORE posted 2/19/10
University of Houston Dining Services/ ARAMARK is pleased to introduce a new campus convenience store concept Cougar Xpress Provisions on Demand Market, to meet the demand of students looking for fresh, healthy and convenient grab ‘n go dining options.

JOIN US FOR POSTAL 101 - AN INTERACTIVE SESSION posted 2/18/10
Do you have postal questions? Join us for UH Postal 101, February 24, Kiva room
from 1:30 - 3pm.

$5 Fridays for Staff & Faculty on February 26, 2010 posted 2/16/10
Faculty & Staff members can show their ID at the RFoC in Moody Towers or Oberholtzer Hall on Friday, February 26th between 11 a.m - 2 p.m. and receive an all-you-care-to-eat meal for $5.00 + tax

METRO AND CHANGES TO THE SOUTH EDGE OF THE UH CAMPUS posted 2/16/10
In preparation for the installation of a new METRORail transit expansion, preliminary construction activities have begun on the UH campus.

USPS WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2010
posted 2/15/10

In observance of President's Day USPS will be closed on Monday, February 15. All outgoing business mail picked up on Monday will be metered with the date of 02/16/10. The mail will be transported to the USPS on Tuesday.

OneAccount Tips - EASY WAYS TO AVOID FEES posted 2/15/10
The OneAccount is designed to be free for students. Here are a few pointers to help you stay fee-free.

UH HILTON CIRCULAR DRIVEWAY REPAIRS posted 2/12/10
Portable Lighting to be Installed for Nighttime Safety - Estimated Completion: April 15, 2010

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST FOR THE EARLY BIRD posted 2/11/10
Enjoy an early breakfast at the Moody Towers Dining Hall each weekend starting at 10am!!!

UPDATE - HELP US HELP YOU FROM BECOMING A CRIME VICTIM posted 2/11/10
The University of Houston Department of Public Safety recently developed a new crime prevention program.

UHDPS OFFICERS COMMENDED posted 2/11/10
Several University of Houston Department of Public Safety Police Officers were commended by the Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) organization this past Tuesday

RFOC FAT TUESDAY @ MOODY & O.B. posted 2/10/10
Crawfish Boil and Mask Decorating Contest are available on February 16, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

UNIVERSITY HILTON HOTEL CIRCULAR DRIVE IMPROVEMENTS posted 2/10/10
As renovations continues at the University Hilton, some of the most visible work can be seen at the front entrance of the hotel.

4902 OPEN HOUSE ON FEBRUARY 17, 2010 posted 2/9/10
Come join the University of Houston and Transwestern as we celebrate the Grand Opening of our newly renovated storage facility! Located at the University of Houston Energy Research Park.

UH APPROVES OFFICIAL SUSTAINABILITY POLICY posted 2/9/10  
Things are looking greener at the University of Houston, as the UH administration has now approved an official sustainability policy for the campus.

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON HUB SUBCONTRACTING FAIR posted 2/9/10
The University of Houston HUB, Purchasing and Facilities, Planning, and Construction departments hosted a HUB Subcontracting Fair at the University Center on the UH campus.

EAST PARKING GARAGE OPENS TO UH FACULTY AND STAFF posted 2/5/10
The East Parking Garage, located on Calhoun parallel to Spur 5 and across from Calhoun Lofts, is now available to faculty and staff members at the University of Houston.

UIT HOSTS REGIONAL SUSTAINABILITY MEETING FOCUSED ON GREEN COMPUTING posted 2/5/10
Last December, a group of education IT professionals representing various schools in the region met at Lone Star College to discuss sustainability and green initiatives in education.

UNIVERSITY DRIVE LANE CLOSURE posted 2/5/10
The right hand lane of the three eastbound lanes of University Drive located in front of the University Hilton will be closed due to renovations and repair of the hotel’s circular drive starting the evening of Sunday, February 7, 2010 through April 15, 2010.

UH COMMUNITY RAISES CONCERNS AT CAMPUS METRO MEETING posted 2/4/10
While faculty, staff and students are excited by the prospects of light rail on campus, they also shared concerns, including the location of the Cleburne station, with METRO officials in a recent forum at UH.

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM MY SAFE CAMPUS REPORTING PROCESS posted 2/4/10
This is a table that explains the process of My Safe Campus reports.

COMING SOON! UH RETIREMENT MANAGER A SECURE WAY TO MANAGE YOUR UH RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS posted 2/4/10
Beginning March 1, 2010 the University of Houston System employees will be able to manage their TDA and ORP retirement accounts on-line through Retirement Manager.

5% REDUCTION MEMO CORRESPONDED BY PROVOST JOHN ANTEL & EVC/EVP CARL CARLUCCI posted 2/4/10
Despite the best efforts of the State and the strength of the Texas economy, we must now submit a plan that identifies savings in priority increments totaling 5% of our appropriation.

GRAND OPENING OF COUGAR XPRESS posted 2/3/10
On February 1st, the University of Houston celebrated the grand opening of Cougar Xpress, the revolutionary convenience store located at Calhoun Lofts.

UH PLACES NINTH - FIRST WEEK OF RECYCLEMANIA posted 2/2/10
The results are in, and the University of Houston placed ninth in the nation after the first week of a nationwide recycling contest called RecycleMania.

UH BOOKSTORE OFFERS DIGITAL TEXTBOOKS posted 2/2/10
In addition to new and used textbooks, the UH campus bookstore offers students an electronic option - the digital textbook.

MEAL PLAN SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS PRAISE AWARD posted 2/1/10
A unique scholarship opportunity available at the University of Houston is the Meal Plan Scholarship, awarding winners with free meal plans for use on campus.

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON DINING SERVICES OFFERS CONVENIENT MEAL PLANS FACULTY AND STAFF posted 2/1/10
Meal plans are generally thought of to be for college students; however this is not the case at the University of Houston.

TECHNOLOGY COMMONS - UIT COMPUTER LAB SERVICES posted 2/1/10
The Technology Commons, UH’s second largest and most complete computer lab, offers students access to a number of services 24 hours a day, seven days a week (except official UH holidays).