June 2011

USPS RESUMES ACCEPTING MAIL TO CANADA posted 6/29/11 The U.S. Postal Service resumed accepting mail for Canada on Tuesday, June 28.

DEPARTMENTAL BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANS posted 6/27/11 The Department of Public Safety reminds all campus divisions, colleges and departments on campus to complete their Business Continuity Plans.

HURRICANE SEASON HERE WE COME  posted 6/27/11 The Department of Public Safety's Emergency Management Bureau is preparing for the upcoming hurricane season.

GUILLERMO DE LOS REYES HEREDIA NAMED NEW FACULTY-IN-RESIDENCE  posted 6/27/11 Dr. Guillermo de los Reyes Heredia, Associate Professor of Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Hispanic Studies, has been chosen as the newest Faculty-In-Residence in RLH.

GREEN INITIATIVES SHOWCASED ON DISPLAY BOARDS AROUND CAMPUS posted 6/24/11 Good "green" deeds are not going unnoticed at service locations throughout the campus.

AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIPS MADE EASY WITH ONLINE APPLICATION  posted 6/24/11 UH Auxiliary Services made it simple for students to get some financial help with new online application process for the Barnes and Noble Textbook Scholarship and Meal Plan Scholarship.

UNIVERSITY FACILITIES - KEY CHANGES IN JULY 2011 posted 6/21/11 As part of the Student Success Team Administrative Review, auxiliary and campus facility support services are being integrated across campus.

OSU SUPPORTS STUDENT SUCCESS TEAM ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW posted 6/21/11 The Student Success Team Administrative Review task force is working to centralize and create an Academic, Business Services and Plant Operations & Maintenance model for centralized management of academic, business and finance, information technology and facilities maintenance.

WHEELER RECONSTRUCTION TRAFFIC IMPACTS posted 6/21/11 As part of the METRO construction along Wheeler Avenue, Wheeler Avenue will be limited to westbound traffic only between Cullen Boulevard and M.L. King Boulevard starting June 27th and lasting for approximately 2-3 weeks.

GUEST ASSISTANTS ON THE JOB posted 6/21/11 RLH is expecting approximately 5,500 guest to cycle through Cougar Village, all of these people will be tended to by Guest Assistants, Conference Assistants and Senior Guest Assistants.

USPS SUSPENDS MAIL TO CANADA DUE TO CANADA POST STRIKE  posted 6/20/11 Due to the expectation by Canada Post officials that the strike by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers will last until at least sometime next week, the U.S. Postal Service suspended accepting mail destined to Canada on Saturday.

BRYAN HAVER WINS NATIONAL AWARD posted 6/20/11 Bryan Haver, a UH Resident Assistant who just completed his freshman year, won the First Year Experience Award at the NACURH.

GOING THE DISTANCE: BROWAND COMPLETES IRONMAN CHALLENGE posted 6/15/11 It has been an incredible journey for Bob Browand.

HEALTH AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES BUILDING (OPTOMETRY) posted 6/15/11 Major progress is being made on the Health and Biomedical Sciences Building.

GATED LOT 15D/15F DIAGRAM posted 6/13/11 In preparation for the construction of the new stadium garage, Parking and Transportation Services will be realigning gated lot 15D starting June 20.

MCALISTER'S ENTERS TEA TOWN USA CONTEST TO WIN $7,500 FOR GREEN UH posted 6/13/11 McAlister and Green UH fans, get your smart phones ready!

COOL DOWN WITH AN ICEE IN THE UNIVERSITY CENTER posted 6/09/11 Two new ICEE machines were installed in the UC food court on Wednesday, June 1.

NEW FOOD SERVICE DIRECTOR BEGINS TENURE AT RESIDENTIAL DINING HALLS posted 6/09/11 After a semester-long search for a food service director to lead the residential dining team, UH Dining Services has brought Mohamed Jouini on to fill the role.

STUDENTS GET INSIDE LOOK INTO UH ADMINISTRATION AT STUDENT LEADERSHIP FORUM posted 6/08/11 Student leaders got face time with the top division leaders at the third annual Student Leadership Forum hosted by the Division of Administration and Finance on June 1.

PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION SUMMER MAINTENANCE posted 6/07/11 Parking and Transportation Services will be performing maintenance on various lots and entrances during the summer break.

TRAFFIC NOTIFICATION posted 6/03/11 Beginning Saturday June 4, 2011, the U-turn on entrance 14 at PGH will be closed for repair.

WHEELER RECONSTRUCTION TRAFFIC IMPACTS posted 6/03/11 METRO work along Wheeler Avenue is in full swing and progressing on schedule. METRO anticipates the current work will be complete and the new roadway opened by early August.

Emergency Management Table Top Exercise Planned posted 6/02/11 The Department of Public Emergency Management Bureau and the University of Houston Emergency Management Steering Committee will be conducting a Table Top Exercise for the University of Houston campus on June 9, 2011.

posted 6/02/11
As part of the S-STAR initiative and centralization of facilities, a preliminary review of Campus Recreation and its current facility condition was completed in mid-May.

posted 6/2/11
On Friday, June 3, 2011, there will be a Partial Blocking of the roadway in front of the Valenti School of Communication (506).