February 2014

TOWN HALLS: UNPRECEDENTED CHANGES MAKING STUDENT EXPERIENCE BETTER posted 02/28/14 The University of Houston experienced an unprecedented level of change this past year in dining and housing — all aimed at improving the college experience for students. Those accomplishments were spelled out during the annual Food Services and Student Housing town hall meetings.

GO TEXAN DAY COMING SOON TO FRESH FOOD COMPANY posted 02/27/14 Students, faculty and staff can get mentally ready for the rodeo by enjoying a special themed lunch menu on March 4 that will include sausage, brisket, okra and chipotle macaroni and cheese.

STUDENT SERVICE PLAZA GETS FOUNTAIN REFRESH posted 02/27/14 The Student Service Plaza fountain was initially drained due to the unusually cold weather experienced this winter. Plans were then made to remove leaves, power wash the interior and sides and put it back in service.

PLANT OPERATIONS SUSTAINABILITY TEAM HARD AT WORK posted 02/27/14 The Plant Operations Sustainability Team, which has representation from both Facilities Management and Facilities Planning and Construction, met this week and provided updates on departmental sustainability initiatives currently underway.

CAMPUS LANDSCAPE RESTORED THROUGH PLANTING AND PRUNING posted 02/27/14 Facilities Management grounds and landscape crews are busy with numerous projects to help restore the campus environment from the effects of the harsh winter and make it ready for the new season.

TANDOORI NITE EXTENDS HOURS posted 02/27/14 The dining outlet, which is located in the UC Satellite, offers students a variety of menu options including gluten and soy-free entrees, vegetarian and vegan options and halal meat. It is now open until 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

STUDENTS BENEFIT WHEN TEXTBOOK INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE BY THE DEADLINE posted 02/18/14 Auxiliary Services is urging all faculty members to turn in their summer and fall textbook orders to the UH bookstore by March 22.

UHPD DONATES BICYCLES TO CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS posted 02/18/14 Light House Baptist Church and Chain Reaction Ministries receive hundreds of bikes left abandoned at racks across the UH campus.

FIND OUT WHAT DINING, HOUSING HAVE IN STORE DURING TOWN HALLS posted 02/14/14 The UH community can come hear what the next academic year will bring for food service and student housing during two upcoming town halls set for Thursday, Feb. 20, from 6 to 7 p.m., and Friday, Feb. 21, from noon to 1 p.m., in the private dining area of the Fresh Food Company in Moody Towers.

NACHO MANIA GIVES COOGS CHANCE TO CREATE THEIR OWN DISH posted 02/13/14 During the lunch hours on Feb. 20, the UH community can enjoy nachos with all the toppings, including chicken, cheese, peppers and olives.

TASTE OF NEW ENGLAND COMING TO FRESH FOOD COMPANY posted 02/13/14 UH Dining Services will be offering a special themed dinner menu on Feb. 24 that includes all the tastes of the Northeast, including clam chowder and fish and chips.

UH LEADING WAY FOR COMMUTER TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS posted 02/11/14 A new report shows college campuses are leading the trend toward more transportation options for its commuters, and the University of Houston is among them.

TREAT YOUR HEART TO SOMETHING HEALTHY ON VALENTINE'S DAY posted 02/11/14 UH Dining Services and Dietitian Sarah Feye will be hosting a special heart healthy lunch at the Fresh Food Co. in Moody Towers on Feb. 14.

CELBRATE MARDI GRAS AT COUGAR WOODS posted 02/07/14 UH Dining will be offering a special themed dinner menu on Feb. 11, and will also allow students to decorate their own Mardi Gras masks during the annual celebration.

GETTING HELP WITH A FACILITIES ISSUE JUST A TEXT AWAY posted 02/07/14 Text messaging can be used for reporting many situations, such as a room being too hot or too cold, plumbing leaks, broken windows, an inoperative handicap automatic door opener and pest-control issues like mosquitos, bees and wasps.

UH DINING NAMES NEW HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER posted 02/06/14 Curtis Snell will be in charge of human resources for the University of Houston, UH-Downtwon, UH-Clear Lake, UH-Victoria and Victoria College.

TILE MURALS FIND NEW HOME AT COUGAR VILLAGE II posted 02/05/14 The unnamed pieces by artist Malou Flato had flanked the exterior of the old Cougar Place residential facility since 1985 until they were removed and stored two years ago.

PLANNED ELECTRICAL OUTAGES SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 14-15 posted 02/04/14 Necessary repairs to the electrical distribution system will be made during this time after lightning struck one of the utility poles for the Cougar 2 primary feeder last month.

UH DINING MIXES CHICKEN NUGGETS AND ENTERTAINMENT posted 02/03/14 Cougar Woods Dining Hall will host Nugget and Bingo Night on Thursday, Feb. 6, during the dinner hours. It will include a special themed menu as well as a bingo game.