July 2013

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT PUBLISHES FIRST SUSTAINABILITY PROFILE posted 7/25/13 Facilities Management announces the publication of the first comprehensive report of FM sustainability initiatives and successes.

CAMPUS MOSQUITO CONTROL SPRAYING TO OCCUR JULY 25 posted 7/24/13 On Thursday, July 25, the campus pest control provider will be conducting mosquito spraying throughout campus between the hours of 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

NEW WIRELESS NETWORK SET TO LAUNCH posted 7/24/13 University Information Technology will be introducing CougarWiFi, which is faster and more secure, across campus on Aug. 1.

UH MAKES PRINCETON REVIEW'S GUIDE TO GREEN COLLEGES posted 7/24/13 The university has earned a spot in this annual compilation every year since it was first created in partnership with the United States Green Council four years ago.

SWAP-A-THON posted 7/22/13 Bring your excess or unused office supplies and swap them for another department's donated item during UH Benefits Fair on July 24, 2013 at Campus Recreation & Wellness Center from 10am to 2pm.

UH FLAG LOWERED IN MEMORY OF ALUMNUS posted 7/19/13 Robert "Bob" Warner was a donor, UHAA active member and a life-long supporter and special friend of the University of Houston who died this week.

HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS TRAINING OFFERED posted 7/19/13 The University of Houston community is encouraged to sign up for the Aug. 15 session, which will be packed with educational information and tips to stay safe and be prepared if a storm strikes the Greater Houston area.

TWO FOOD TRUCKS GAIN NATIONAL RECOGNITION posted 7/19/13 Bernie's Burger Bus was No. 18 and Coreanos No. 91 in The Daily Meal's 101 Best Food Trucks in America ranking, which includes trucks from all across the nation.

EMILY MESSA HELPING KEEP HOUSTON BEAUTIFUL posted 7/19/13 Since 2010, she has served the city as a member of Houston's Clean City Commission. This month, she was reappointed as a commissioner. Her term expires in 2014.

MICHAEL BARGAS NAMED NEW UH DINING DISTRICT EXECUTIVE CHEF posted 7/12/13 UH Dining Services is proud to announce the addition of Chef Michael Bargas to the team at the University of Houston in the newly created position of district executive chef.

IMPORTANT CHANGES MADE TO TOBACCO USE CERTIFICATION FOR ERS MEMBERS posted 7/12/13 Beginning Sept. 1, ERS members who do not certify their tobacco-use status will be charged a monthly tobacco user premium - even if they don't use tobacco

CATERING ON CULLEN OFFERS SPECIAL BARBECUE MENU posted 7/12/13 The special menu of beef brisket and rotisserie chicken is only available during the month of July.

PREPARATIONS UNDER WAY FOR NATIONAL NIGHT OUT posted 7/2/13 It's not too early to mark your calendars for the annual event, which will be held Oct. 1 in Lynn Eusan Park and is being organized by the University of Houston Department of Public Safety.

COOGS COOK UP SOME FUN AT COUGAR WOODS posted 7/3/13 UH's newest dining hall was the site of the annual Staff Appreciation event, which featured barbecue, music, charitable giving and live cooking competitions.

BE AWARE OF HEAVY CONSTRUCTION TRAFFIC ON CULLEN AND HOLMAN posted 7/2/13 Beginning Monday, July 8, the football stadium construction project will begin receiving large structural steel and precast concrete components for the new facility. Trucks will enter the construction site via the southbound lanes of Cullen and onto Holman intermittently until mid-August.

BE PREPARED FOR HURRICANE SEASON posted 7/1/13 The Emergency Management Bureau is holding two seminars this summer for the University of Houston community.

LOUD NOISES CONTINUE FROM CENTRAL PLANT posted 7/1/13 Throughout Monday, July 1, and Tuesday, July 2, Victory Energy will continue running and testing the new boilers located in the Central Plant.

SUCCESS AND EFFICACY OF UTILIZING SOLAR-POWERED RECYCLING AND TRASH UNITS posted 7/1/13 As part of our Facilities Management Mission and Vision, We Think, Therefore We Are, Becoming Stewards for Service, Stewardship and Sustainability, Facilities Management is working diligently to develop a safe, efficient and effective waste and recycling collection system that protects the natural environment and contributes to the success of the university's commitment to sustainability.