January 2015

TOM EHARDT CALLING IT A CAREER AFTER NEARLY FOUR DECADES AT UH posted on 1/29/15
The associate vice chancellor/associate vice president for Finance has witnessed a lot of changes on campus since the day back in 1976 when he accepted his first job at the University as a research associate.

RENOVATIONS GIVE NEW LIFE TO CULLEN PERFORMANCE HALL posted on 1/29/15
From newly refurbished walls to fresh coats of paint, the inside of the historic campus venue recently received a bit of a facelift.

COMEDIAN CRAIG FERGUSON COMING TO CULLEN PERFORMANCE HALL posted on 1/29/15
The former late-night television talk show host is scheduled to perform at the University of Houston on Saturday, March 14.

UH DINING PLAYS HOST TO HEALTH AND FOOD SERVICE PROFESSIONALS posted on 1/29/15
The Food Forward event took place in Cougar Woods Dining Hall on Jan. 14 and was designed to provide those who attended valuable information about healthy and meatless food options.

NEW HOUSING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM MORE NIMBLE AND EFFICIENT posted on 1/27/15
The Mercury system, which was purchased from North Carolina-based Residential Management Systems, will make the housing registration process easier than ever before at the University of Houston.

BAND COMPLEX RECEIVING FINISHING TOUCHES posted on 1/26/15
Occupying 22,400 square feet on the east side of TDECU Stadium, the new space features three rehearsal halls, a music library, built-in storage, student lounge and office space.

KEVIN JAMES BRINGING COMEDY ACT TO UH posted on 1/23/15
The actor and comedian who starred in the long-running sitcom King of Queens will be coming to the Cullen Performance Hall on Friday, March 6. Tickets are on sale now.

RECYCLEMANIA ACTIVITIES ABOUT TO GET UNDERWAY posted on 1/23/15
A kickoff event planned for Feb. 5 in Butler Plaza will usher in a long list of fun and educational activities over the next two months on the UH campus.

SURVEY SEEKS INPUT ON CAMPUS BIKING ENVIRONMENT posted on 1/22/15
The short online survey asks 18 questions that will provide valuable information that will help improve the biking situation for everyone.

DISCOVER WHAT DINING AND HOUSING HAVE PLANNED DURING TOWN HALLS posted on 1/22/15
The gatherings are set for noon Feb. 3 and 6 p.m. Feb. 4 in the private dining area of the Fresh Food Company in Moody Towers.

BAUER STARBUCKS GETS NEW LED LIGHTS posted on 1/22/15
The new bulbs are more energy efficient and have similar light output, so guests likely will not notice any difference.

ELECTRICAL SYSYEM UNDERGOES REPAIRS AND TESTING OVER WINTER BREAK posted on 1/20/15
The data from the tests is being analyzed by an engineering firm that will be providing the University of Houston with a comprehensive report detailing its findings.

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL TO BE STAGED AT CULLEN PERFORMANCE HALL posted on 1/20/15
The hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s will have six showings from Feb. 11-15.

JANUARY PROCLAIMED CRIME STOPPERS MONTH IN TEXAS posted on 1/20/15
The law enforcement officers at the University of Houston also strive to be proactive against crime through a variety of different programs.

FRESHII’S GRAND OPENING TO FEATURE FOOD AND PRIZES posted on 1/14/15
Students, faculty and staff who stop by the newest UH dining location in the Student Center on Jan. 21 will have a chance to win an iPad Mini.

FOOD TRUCK PAD 2 RELOCATING DIRECTLY BEHIND CEMO HALL posted on 1/14/15
The site is being moved a short distance from its original location because of the construction of the Multidisciplinary Research and Engineering Building.

CAMPUS C-STORES CONVERT TO ECOGROUNDS SUSTAINABLE COFFEE posted on 1/13/15
The switch was brought on by the University’s participation in the national Fair Trade Campaign, which partners with colleges and universities to offer Fair Trade products at all campus dining locations and at catered events.

GENERATING LESS TRASH WAS ONE OF THE GOALS OF SUSTAINABILITY FEST posted on 1/8/15
Everyone who attended the Dec. 3 event in Lynn Eusan Park was encouraged to use the recycling bins and compost boxes in an effort to minimize the amout of garbage thrown out.

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN IMPLEMENTATION MOVING FORWARD posted on 1/8/15
Over the summer and fall, a CIP team worked diligently on hammering out the details of how to implement the plan and sought feedback from various internal campus stakeholders.

CEMO HALL ARTWORK BASED ON KARANKAWA TRIBE LEGEND posted on 1/8/15
The creation made of stainless steel and aluminum formed in the shape of oyster shells is a passive water feature that was created specifically to interact with rainfall.

BO BURNHAM TO PERFORM AT CULLEN PERFORMANCE HALL posted on 1/8/15
The stand-up comedian, actor and writer will be bringing his Make Happy Tour to the University of Houston on Saturday, March 7.

GRAMMY WINNER JOHN PRINE COMING TO UH THIS SPRING posted on 1/8/15
The singer-songwriter whose songs have been performed by many famous artists will be in concert at Cullen Performance Hall on Friday, May 15.

STUDENT WINS PRIZE BASKET FROM PRINTING AND POSTAL posted on 1/8/15
During the recent Sustainability Fest, 47 people participated in the department’s 'Take a Holiday Break Basket' competition involving a popular word scramble.

SPEND AN EVENING WITH THE TRAILER PARK BOYS posted on 1/8/15
The Still Drunk, High and Unemployed Tour featuring the antics of Ricky, Julian and Bubbles will make a stop at Cullen Performance Hall on Feb. 26.