January 2013

STUDENTS ENCOURAGED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF BIKE REGISTRATION DRIVE  posted 1/31/13 The Student Government Association is partnering with the UH Police Department to hold a bike registration drive Thursday, Feb 7. The Event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UC Satellite.

FLU & YOU  posted 1/31/13 Protect yourself, your family and your friends. Get a flu shot and practice the healthy habits attached.

NEW WELLNESS WALL HELPS STUDEvNTS STAY HEALTHY posted 1/31/13 The Wellness Wall, unveiled Jan. 28, is part of a new Healthy for Life campaign that provides diners with the tools to choose healthy options in dining halls, as well as educational events.

THEME FROM TOWN HALLS: CHANGES IMPROVING STUDENT EXPERIENCE posted 1/30/13 Whether itís the opening of a new dining hall last semester or the completion of two more residential facilities later this year, changes are taking place to improve the college experience for students at the University of Houston.

$5 FRIDAY RETURNS TO DINING HALLS FOR SPRING SEMESTER posted 1/30/13 $5 Friday is back for spring 2013! UH Dining promotes the University of Houstonís tradition by providing incentives to faculty and staff who participate in Cougar Red Fridays.

MARK COUNT DOWN TO SUPER BOWL WITH THEMED LUNCH posted 1/30/13 The countdown to Super Bowl XLVII has started. To help you prepare for the epic weekend, University of Houston Dining Services will be hosting a Pre-Super Bowl Lunch.

COUGAR VILLAGE II HAS TOPPING OUT CEREMONY posted 1/29/13 The Cougar Village II project team celebrated a milestone in the construction of the new residential facility by holding a topping out ceremony on Jan. 24 at the project site.  

TECHNOLOGY TEAM BUILDS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT GATEWAY FOR UH CAMPUS posted 1/28/13 Emergency response has become a way of life. Safety and security are what many of us think about from day to day. 

COUGAR TRAX MAKES IT EASY TO SEE WHEN NEXT SHUTTLE BUS WILL ARRIVE posted 1/28/13 Waiting for a shuttle bus along one of the three routes that services the University of Houston campus? Use your smart phone to find out when the next bus will arrive. 

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT: ENHANCING THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE posted 1/25/13 In contemplating the student experience on a university campus, one often thinks in terms of student orientation, academic coursework, social interactions, final exams, and ultimately, graduation Ė often forgetting the importance of the physical built environment as part of that experience.

POSTAL RATES GOING UP AS OF JAN. 27 posted 1/23/13 UH Printing and Postal Services would like to remind everyone that the U.S. Postal Service will be raising rates as of Jan. 27.

UH DINING HOSTS SPECIAL LUNCH TO WELCOME BACK STUDENTS  posted 1/18/13 University of Houston Dining Services greets students back by hosting a special Welcome Back Lunch on Jan. 24.

FOOD TRUCKS TO THE RESCUE  posted 1/18/13 University of Houston, Aramark turn to popular local option during renovation of 45-year-old University Center.


SIDEWALK CLOSURE SCHEDULED AT CENTRAL PLANT  posted 1/17/13 On Monday, Jan. 21, the sidewalk between the Central Plant and the Classroom and Business Building will be closed from 7a.m. to 12p.m.

COUGAR VILLAGE II TEMPORARY SIDEWALK CLOSURE EXTENDED  posted 1/17/13 A section of sidewalk at the south side of the Cougar Village II construction site along Wheeler Loop Road has been temporarily closed to pedestrian traffic.

NEW SUBWAY OPENS IN COUGAR EXPRESS MARKET IN CALHOUN LOFTS  posted 1/17/13 Healthy options, convenience and additional budget-friendly choices have come to the Calhoun Lofts with the addition of Subway.

FOOD SERVICE & STUDENT HOUSING TOWN HALL  posted 1/17/13 Come hear what 2013-2014 will bring for food service and student housing. Wednesday, Jan. 23 at the Fresh Food Co. from 6-7p.m. and Thursday, Jan 24 at the Oberholtzer Hall in the Multipurpose Room from 12-1p.m.

STUDENTS READY TO BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO ECO ROOF  posted 1/15/13 The eco roof at the Burdette Keeland Jr. Design Exploration Center is about to come back to life.

FPC STAFF MEMBER RECEIVES LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE CERTIFICATION  posted 1/14/13 Jeanne LaMontagne, Assistant Director of the UH Facilities Planning and Construction Planning Department, has attained her Leed Green Associate certification.

UH ART COLLECTION GROWS WITH INSTALLATION OF 'FLOW'  posted 1/14/13 The University of Houston's newest addition to its public art collection is hard to miss.

USPS REVISES STANDARDS FOR FOLDED SELF-MAILERS posted 1/11/13 The United States Postal Service has revised its standards for folded self-mailers. The changes went into effect Jan. 5.  

REMOVAL OF CRANE WILL AFFECT UNIVERSITY DRIVE ON SATURDAY  posted 1/10/13 Both lanes on the north side of University Drive will be closed on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

FOR STUDENTS, A GARAGE PERMIT IS JUST AN EXTRA COUPLE OF DOLLARS A DAY  posted 1/010/13 Garage spots are plentiful and spacious. More than 1,000 garage permits are still available.

DISCOVER ALL YOUR PARKING OPTIONS ON CAMPUS  posted 1/07/13 Despite the partial loss of the lots around the stadium, an abundance of new parking spaces created since 2010 should help students, faculty and staff.

PERMANENT PARKING ENTRANCE CLOSURE - WHEELER AT SCOTT  posted 1/07/13 METRO has informed the University of Houston that METRO will permanently close access to parking lot 12A from Entrance 12 on Wheeler Avenue, just east of Scott Street, in early January.

A MESSAGE FROM THE UH WI-FI TEAM  posted 1/07/13 We would like for everyone to have the best Wi-Fi experience using your devices.

UH CERT TRAINING  posted 1/04/13 CERT is a training program that prepares you to help yourself, your family, and your neighbors in the event of a disaster.

ENTRANCE 4 ROAD CLOSURE AND SIDEWALK CLOSURE AT HILTON  posted 1/02/13 Beginning Friday, Jan. 4 at 7:00 a.m. through Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 7:00 p.m., vehicular traffic along the Entrance 4 roadway between the northwest corner of the 1A Parking Garage construction site and the southeast corner of the UH Hilton will be partially disrupted by alternating lane closures as contractors trench across the street one lane at a time to install underground conduit.