February 2011

NEW GREEN UH INTERN ON A MISSION TO GET INVOLVED posted 2/28/11 Proud to be a Coog, Bethel Glumac is determined to get involved in her school.

EXECUTIVE CHEF BRENT GORMAN EARNS PROCHEF'S CERTIFIED CHEF DE CUISINE DESIGNATION posted 2/28/11 Executive Chef Brent Gorman recently passed the second of three levels of ProChef skills test and earned the designation of a Certified Chef de Cuisine.

RESIDENTS MAKE VALENTINES FOR HOSPITALIZED CHILDREN posted 2/25/11 For this Valentine's Day, residents of the Quadrangle made "Letters of Love" for children hospitalized in Texas Children's Hospital.

GREEN UH RANSACKS THE RESIDENCE HALLS FOR RECYCLABLES posted 2/25/11 Get ready to surrender your recyclables UH residents, because Green UH is coming to your doorstep.

PRIORITY SIGN-UP UNDERWAY FOR CURRENT RESIDENTS posted 2/24/11 Current residents have the opportunity to reserve the exact room they want for next year during Priority Sign-up.

OBTAINING EMPLOYEE DRIVER RECORDS IS NOW QUICK & ECONOMICAL posted 2/24/11 UH Departments that need to run motor vehicle record checks on current employees or job applicants can now receive quicker and less expensive results.

DINING PLAN APPROVED FOR 2011-12 posted 2/23/11 The Board of Regents signed off on the UH Dining Services proposed plans to continue to bring new and enhanced services to UH students.

DON'T KEEP IT TO YOURSELF - SHARE YOUR OPINIONS WITH UH DINING SERVICES posted 2/23/11 Each semester UH Dining Services administers a Dining Styles Survey to gauge customer satisfaction with the dining options on campus.

WINNER CHOSEN FOR GREEN UH T-SHIRT CONTEST posted 2/23/11 Congratulations to David Delgado! Delgado created the winning design that will be displayed on the new Green UH T-shirts available for purchase at the UH Bookstore.

METRO ON SITE SERVICE BRINGS STUDENTS TO GREEN COMMUTER FAIR posted 2/23/11 In an effort to continue the momentum of the RecycleMania Kick off, Green UH and METRO held the Green Commuter Fair in the UC Satellite from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

UH STUDENT HAS TOP COOKIE DESIGN, WINS $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE posted 2/23/11 The winner is Nathalie Gonzalez!

RESPONSE TO CULLEN FIELD CONCERNS posted 2/22/11 Parking and Transportation Services, working with Campus Recreation, has developed a plan to place a temporary parking lot on one of the intramural fields to ease congestion during the Robertson Stadium Parking Garage.

UH HILTON RESTAURANT MANAGER WINS SPIRIT OF HILTON AWARD posted 2/21/11 University of Houston Hilton Restaurant Manager Juirl Benjamin received the Spirit of Hilton award on Friday, Feb. 18, 2011.

PARKING STRATEGIC PLAN APPROVED BY BOARD OF REGENTS posted 2/21/11 The Board of Regents approved the 2012-2013 Parking Strategic Plan and Rate Proposal.

ACE COMPETITION SHOWCASES CHEFS FROM AROUND THE REGION posted 2/21/11 The ARAMARK Culinary Excellence Competition will be hosted at the Fresh Food Company on Thursday, Feb. 24. cooking Begins at 10 a.m.

BRANCH OUT YOUR BURGER SAVVY WITH FOUR NEW BURGER CREATIONS AT BURGER STUDIO posted 2/17/11 Break free from the ordinary burger and try something new at Burger Studio beginning Wednesday, Feb. 18 and ending Monday, May 2.

GREEN UH ON THE PROWL TO CATCH YOU RECYCLING posted 2/17/11 Watch out Coogs because you may get “Caught Green Handed” next week! Green UH team will be out on campus Feb. 22 and 23 to award students caught in the act of recycling from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

C.L.A.S.P. INTERNS TO DISPLAY EXHIBIT IN BUTLER PLAZA posted 2/16/11  Enjoy a work of art and explore agricultural sustainability with the first exhibit created by C.L.A.S.P. interns displayed in Butler Plaza on Feb. 28.

RECYCLEMANIA WEEK ONE: ON THE ROAD TO VICTORY posted 2/15/11  Week one started strong with over 2,900 pounds of recyclables turned in for the first recycling team drop off on Friday, Feb. 11.

SOOTHE YOUR SOUL WITH A COMFORT FOOD THEMED MEAL posted 2/15/11  Take a break from the semester and enjoy a comforting soul food meal with friends on Feb. 23 and 24 at Moody Towers' Fresh Food Company and Oberholtzer Hall's RFoC.

posted 2/10/11  UH gains ground in their quest to become a greener campus, earning a sustainability rating of silver using the AASHE STARS self-reporting tool.

University Oaks Community – Street Parking Update posted 2/10/11 The Department of Public Safety wanted to follow up on the previous story written below regarding illegal parking in the University Oaks community. In the event your vehicle has been towed we would like to provide some helpful information.

KEEPING YOU POSTED ON METRO’S LIGHT RAIL CONSTRUCTION posted 2/10/11 The word is out and the campus is buzzing about the light rail coming to the University of Houston campus.

RECYCLEMANIA TEAMS WEIGH IN AT THE UC CIRCLE posted 2/10/11 The gloves are off and the RecycleMania team competition has begun. It is time to see how they measure up. After the first week of competition, each team will drop off its recyclables for the first weigh in on Friday, Feb. 11 at the UC Circle.

IMPRESS YOUR SWEETHEART WITH VALENTINE’S TREATS FROM UH DINING SERVICES posted 2/10/11 Don’t forget your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day! Pick up chocolate-covered strawberries, cookie and candy bags, stuffed animals and cupcakes from UH dining services to show just how much you care!

Big plans are in store for Residential Life and Housing and UH Dining Services for 2011-12.

posted 2/7/11 The large, foreign national student community at UH (23rd in the U.S.) has benefited from VITA’s assistance in preparing their U.S. tax returns (Forms 1040 NR or 1040 NR EZ) in accordance with complex tax laws.

posted 2/7/11 Save some money and the environment with a Green Thread Reusable Mug from UH Dining Services.

BECOME A GREEN COMMUTER  posted 2/07/11 Keep your car at home and commute the green way. Hitch a ride with METRO and hear about green commuting solutions at the Green Commuter Fair on February 8-9.

posted 2/2/11

RecycleMania Kick-off Pep Rally Rescheduled for February 10 posted 2/1/11

GRADUATION FAIR EVENT posted 2/1/11 Order your official cap, gown, tassel, stole, diploma frame, announcements, and ring!