February 2013

BY MEETING TEXTBOOK ORDERING DEADLINE, FACULTY HELPING STUDENTS posted 2/28/13 Auxiliary Services, with the support of the Office of the Provost, is encouraging all faculty members to submit their summer and fall textbook orders to the UH Bookstore by March 22.

SIDEWALKS TO CLOSE TEMPORARILY NEAR DART BUILDING, TAUB HALL posted 2/28/13 The installation of a natural gas line will temporarily close some sidewalks near Taub Hall and the Justin Dart Jr. Center for Students with DisAbilities starting at 7 a.m. Monday, March 4.

REMINDER ABOUT TEMPORARY FOOD DEALER PERMITS posted 2/28/13 University of Houston food service facilities are subject to state, city and UH System rules and regulations.

ROOMSYNC GIVES NEW RESIDENTS TOOL TO FIND COMPATIBLE ROOMMATES posted 2/28/13 RoomSync is a roommate-matching program that works using Facebook accounts.

UH DINING PRESENTS ON FOOD WASTE MANAGEMENT AT EPA WORKSHOP posted 2/28/13 The Environmental Protection Agency hosted a workshop in Austin on Feb. 25 titled Sustainable Materials Management: Bringing Everyone and Everything Together.

UHPD BADGE PINNING CEREMONY posted 2/26/13 Wednesday, February 27, 2-3 p.m. in the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion. Welcoming new Assistant Chief of Police Chandra Johnson and new UHPD Supervisors in a badge pinning ceremony.

INTRODUCING FAMIS SELF-SERVICE-FACILITY WORK ORDER REQUEST SYSTEM posted 2/22/13 Starting Monday, Feb. 25, Facilities Management will launch Facility Administration and Maintenance Information System (FAMIS) self-service, a new online facility work order request system.

STATE FIRE MARSHAL'S OFFICE TO VISIT UH CAMPUS posted 2/22/13 A team from the State Fire Marshal's office will visit the University of Houston campus the week of Feb. 25 to conduct a series of inspections.

HEART HEALTHY LUNCH TO EDUCATE DINERS ON HEALTHY EATING OPTIONS posted 2/19/13 Three weeks after unveiling the new Wellness Wall that contains nutritional information, University of Houston Dining Services will be offering a Heart Healthy Lunch.

WIDE RANGE OF NOOK PRODUCTS AVAILABLE AT UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE posted 2/15/13 Like to read a good book? The University Bookstore has a wide range of NOOK products for students, faculty and staff.

REMINDER TO OPERATE CAMPUS VEHICLES IN SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE MANNER posted 2/15/13 UH staff should keep trucks and vans off of sidewalks and use paved roads whenever possible and be mindful of pedestrians.

COMING SOON: FAMIS FACILITY WORK ORDER SELF-SERVICE AND TRAINING posted 2/13/13 Facilities Management is preparing for the work order self-service module to go live and is releasing training session schedules.

THE UNIVERSITY CENTER WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK posted 2/12/13 Over the weekend the University Center experienced a significant power issue which impacted junction boxes, elevators and life safety systems. The power issue has left the University Center without electrical power. The UH Bookstore will provide service from their Calhoun Lofts and Stadium Garage locations. The food trucks are expected to be operational. Check back throughout the day for updates.

FACILITIES PLANNING AND CONSTRUCTION ACHIEVEMENTS CONTINUE TO GROW posted 2/08/13 Throughout the past year, Facilities Planning and Construction staff have celebrated many achievements.

RECYCLEMANIA COMPETITION KICKS OFF ON CAMPUS posted 2/06/13The RecycleMania competition has kicked off at the University of Houston, but it's not too late for teams to sign up.

TWO CHANGES MADE TO UH DINING SERVICES MANAGEMENT TEAM posted 2/05/13 UH Dining Services has announced two additions to the management team at the University of Houston central campus.

WHAT IS THE UH OUTDOOR WARNING SIREN SYSTEM AND HOW DOES IT WORK? posted 2/05/13 The University of Houston’s Outdoor Warning Siren System is part of the emergency alert notification system. The system is designed to alert students, faculty, staff and visitors of impending outdoor danger.

COCA-COLA FREE MOVIE NIGHT SPRING SCHEDULE - FREE TO ALL UH STUDENTS WITH COUGAR CARD ID posted 2/05/13 Thursdays at 7pm, Free Popcorn and Drinks at Cullen Performance Hall.

COMMITMENT TO LIFE SAFETY AND FIRE AWARENESS posted 2/01/13 Facilities Management and the UH Fire Marshal's office have formed a partnership in support of campus fire and life safety initiatives for the university's physical environment.