June 2014


COUGAR RED FRIDAYS WILL CONTINUE posted on 6/27/14
$5 Fridays allow faculty and staff to enjoy all-you-care-to-eat dining at the Fresh Food Company and Cougar Woods Dining Hall as long as they wear red and bring their Cougar Card.

PARKING LOT 12A TO BECOME STUDENT COMMUTER LOT posted on 6/27/14
After Aug. 15, students who park in the lot at the corner of Wheeler and Scott near the stadium will need to have a student commuter parking permit.

LED LIGHTS AT FRESH FOOD COMPANY TO LOWER ENERGY USAGE, COSTS posted on 6/27/14
Once the spring semester was over, 244 compact fluorescent bulbs in the dining hall were replaced with LED lamps, which are more efficient and use less electricity.

WANT TO REPORT A FACILITIES ISSUE? IT IS QUICK AND EASY TO DO posted on 6/26/14
Students, faculty and staff at the University of Houston now have numerous ways at their disposal to report facilities problems, such as A/C problems, water leaks and bug infestations.

NUMBER OF LEED-ACCREDITED PROFESSIONALS IN FP&C CONTINUES TO GROW posted on 6/26/14
Facilities Planning and Construction now has five staff members who have LEED accreditation after Christa Rieck passed the Green Associate level test on June 6.

FIRST WAVE OF CAMPUS WAYFINDING SIGNAGE BEING INSTALLED IN ARTS DISTRICT posted on 6/25/14
The 41 new signs are the culmination of nearly two years of work by designLAB, a research and planning entity in the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, and collaborator Minor Design.

YOUNG CAMPERS CULTIVATE THEIR MINDS IN COMMUNITY GARDEN posted on 6/25/14
Several dozen youngsters between the ages of 5 and 12 visited the garden on June 19 as part of the Department of Campus Recreation’s Cougar Cub Summer Camp.

DEADLINE NEARS FOR MEAL PLAN, TEXTBOOK SCHOLARSHIPS posted on 6/23/14
University of Houston students have until June 26 to apply for the awards, which are being offered through UH Dining and Barnes & Noble.

TIPS CAN HELP UH COMMUNITY STAY SAFE WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES posted on 6/23/14
The UH Office of Emergency Management passes along some advice from the National Weather Service during Lightning Safety Awareness Week, which is June 22-28.

HILTON SHOWS APPRECIATION FOR UH POLICE AND SECURITY posted on 6/23/14
Hotel staff provided a continental breakfast and snacks throughout the day on June 18 to the police and security members of the UH Department of Public Safety.

PLANS CALL FOR BUILDING UPON SUCCESS OF DONATION PILOT PROJECT posted on 6/18/14
The collaboration between Facilities Management and Student Housing and Residential Life at the end of the spring semester involved putting out large bins for residential students to place clothing and nonperishable food items.

LOUD NOISE EXPECTED FROM CENTRAL PLANT FOR SEVERAL DAYS posted on 6/17/14
The noise is the result of steam as the three boilers in the plant are recalibrated. There is no cause for alarm for the campus.

OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY RELAUNCHES ITS BLOG posted on 6/16/14
The blog made its return at the end of May with a post about National Biking Month that included information about biking initiatives taking place in the city of Houston.

STUDENT WINS GIFT CARD FOR TAKING EARTH DAY FESTIVAL SURVEY posted on 6/16/14
Following the April 22 event in Lynn Eusan Park, 59 people took a survey and were entered into a drawing for a $50 Visa gift card. Bria Patterson was the lucky recipient and picked up her prize last week.

REECYCLE TAKES TOP PRIZE IN NATIONAL CLEAN ENERGY COMPETITION posted on 6/13/14
The team from the University of Houston developed a profitable way to reclaim rare earth elements from magnets in electronics and will now receive technical, legal and other assistance from competition sponsors.

NIMS WORKSHOP PRESENTED TO A&F LEADERSHIP GROUP posted on 6/6/14
The purpose of the June 3 activity was to prepare the University of Houston for contingency operations and to provide a rudimentary exposure to the National Incident Management System.

UH OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT UNVEILS WEBSITE posted on 6/6/14
The site offers many planning and preparedness resources, training opportunities, outreach materials and information on the alert notification system.

PUBLIC ART PROFESSIONALS TO GATHER AT UH FOR ANNUAL MEETING posted on 6/6/14
Members of the Texas Public Art Administrators networking group will be here June 27 and will get a chance to see some of diverse and interesting pieces that comprise the UH System's Public Art Collection.

SIDEWALK AREAS TO BE AFFECTED BY UC FIRE LANE TIE-IN posted on 6/6/14
Replacement of the underground water line and fire lane on University Drive is complete and now the final tie-in to the west side of University Drive is underway for the UC Transformation Project, which will affect the sidewalk areas.

RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS SHOW GENEROSITY TOWARD TORNADO VICTIMS posted on 6/6/14
A collection effort at the end of the spring semester led to an abundance of donated items ranging from clothing to food to blankets that were driven up to Arkansas so they could be given to those who were affected by a deadly twister in April.

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN SPELLS OUT TOP PRIORITIES FOR CAMPUS posted on 6/5/14
The comprehensive program has identified several utility infrastructure projects as being top priorities, including two that focus on improving the campus electrical capacity.

COUGAR MOVER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR MOVE-IN posted on 6/2/14
Staff, faculty and students are encouraged to sign up now to help move students into the seven on-campus residential facilities at the start of the fall semester.