Jan 2016

UH COMMUNITY INVITED TO PARKING FORUM posted on 1/29/16
The event is planned for Monday, Feb. 8, and will cover everything from UH Parking's current service offerings to how the program is projected to change over the next decade.

UH DINING INTRODUCES NEW WELLNESS INITIATIVE posted on 1/29/16
The Healthy for Life 20 by 20 program from Aramark and the American Heart Association focuses on healthy menu commitments, community-health programs and consumer education.

DINING, BOOKSTORE OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS posted on 1/29/16
University of Houston students have until Sunday, Feb. 14, to apply for the awards. This past year, 11 students received the textbook scholarship and 10 got the meal plan scholarship.

UH DINING NAMES NEW HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER posted on 1/29/16
Jesse Singh, a University of Houston alumnus, joins the team after serving as a human resources partner with Baker Hughes.

BOYSEN RECEIVES AEM CREDENTIAL posted on 1/29/16
UH Director of Emergency Management Kelly Boysen received the Associate Emergency Manager credential. She joins over, 2421 others who have received the honor since 1993.

UH TO KICK OFF RECYCLEMANIA COMPETITION posted on 1/27/16
The celebration for the annual nationwide tournament will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 11 at Butler Plaza and will include a water taste test challenge and recycling games.

PEACH BOWL CELEBRATION MAY IMPACT TRAFFIC posted on 1/25/16
The UH community may experience heavier than usual traffic near TDECU Stadium on Monday, Feb. 1, as Cougar fans celebrate the big win in Legends Plaza starting at 6 p.m.

DISCOVER WHAT DINING, HOUSING HAVE PLANNED DURING TOWN HALLS posted on 1/22/16
The UH community is invited to attend the upcoming gatherings, which will take place Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 6 p.m., and Wednesday, Feb. 3, at noon in the Fresh Food Company.

NEW ITEMS AVAILABLE AT UH STARBUCKS LOCATIONS posted on 1/22/16
Several new specialty drinks have been added to the menu, as well as a new Italian ham and spicy salami panini and Valentine’s Day-inspired tumblers, coffee cups and travel mugs.

‘POWER UP’ WITH A 2016 BEST BITES CALENDAR posted on 1/20/16
Benefits-eligible faculty and staff can pick up a free calendar containing several great health-and-fitness tips and recipes from the Customer Service Center in McElhinney Hall.

WELLNESS SURVEY WINNERS ANNOUNCED posted on 1/20/16
Five UH faculty and staff members were chosen to receive a Fitbit for filling out an employee wellness survey.

STAFF, FACULTY ENCOURAGED TO SCHEDULE ANNUAL EYE EXAM posted on 1/20/16
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month and UH employees insured by UnitedHealthcare HealthSelect may receive an annual co-pay fee waiver from The University Eye Institute for a well vision eye exam.

PORTION OF STREET RENAMED COUGAR VILLAGE DRIVE posted on 1/14/16
UH Printing and Postal Services has submitted the address name changes to the United States Postal Service so that the updates can be recorded in the National Zip Code Database.

TEMPORARY FOOD TRUCK TO SERVE LAW CENTER posted on 1/14/16
The new location will provide a convenient dining option for students, faculty and staff while the former Subway space within the Law Center is renovated.

FOCUS ON CAMPUS ART: COMPLEMENTING MURALS LINE STUDENT CENTER WALLS posted on 1/11/16
Almost everyone who has been in the Student Center has seen the large geometric abstract painting that lines a wall on the first floor, but less know a smaller, similar-looking piece resides on the second floor of the building.

UH WELCOMES NEW REAL ESTATE DIRECTOR posted on 1/8/16
Ashlee Ross will oversee the procurement and leasing of UH’s growing portfolio of properties, as well as properties at other campuses within the UH System.

WIN PRIZES THROUGH #BYOBOTTLE PROGRAM posted on 1/8/16
The Office of Sustainability is asking UH students, faculty and staff to post a photo of themselves using a reusable water bottle to Instagram or Twitter Jan. 19-22 for a chance to win a T-shirt, water bottle or tote bag.