March 2011

UHDPS OFFERS RAPE AGRESSION DEFENSE (R.A.D.) posted 3/30/11 Calling all females interested in participating in a very rewarding and educational class that the police department offers called Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.).

LIGHTS OUT FOR A CAUSE: HILTON COLLEGE PARTICIPATES IN EARTH HOUR posted 3/30/11 Across the world, people switched off the lights to take a stand against climate change.

UH FRESH FOOD COMPANY SELECTED AS NATIONAL TRAINING SITE  posted 3/30/11 The Fresh Food Company will host and train staff members for new Fresh Food Company dining halls and re-train staff members who need a refresher course.

OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL IN THE PRACTICE OF GOING GREEN  posted 3/30/11 Not only are the legal minds in our Office of General Counsel brilliant, they are also conscientious.

C.LA.S.P. HOSTS FIRST COMMUNITY GARDEN SUMMIT  posted 3/28/11 University community gardeners from across the nation come together for the first time at the University of Houston for the First Annual National University and College Community Garden Summit on April 8 – 9.

"MR. ROBOTO" WINS ART OF RECYCLING CONTEST posted 3/28/11 Trash turned to fortune for Chris Lopez, the winner of the Art of Recycling Contest.

CAMPUS HOUSING FAIR COMING UP posted 3/29/11 On April 5 and 6, Residential Life and Housing will sponsor a Campus Housing Fair at the UC Circle from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

VOTE FOR UH: CAMPUS COMPETES IN RECYCLEMANIA "LOVE FOR RECYCLING" VIDEO CHALLENGE  posted 3/24/11 The race is one and Green UH needs your support!

GIRLS SCOUT TROOP VISITS THE UHDPS posted 3/23/11 Assistant Chief Brad Wigtil and Fire Marshal Bob Bowden made presentations to Girl Scout Troop 29173 this past Saturday.

SHOTS FIRED AND FLASHPOINT INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS BRING AWARENESS TO THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY posted 3/23/11 The University of Houston Department of Public Safety’s Crime Prevention office has important information that needs to be shared with the campus community.

PIES FOR BABIES posted 3/23/11 The Department of Public Safety (UHDPS) decided to raise the March for Babies to a whole new level.

STUDENT WIN $100 GIFT CARD FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE HAVE AN EXIT STRATEGY SURVEY posted 3/23/11 Students are asked to complete surveys from departments and colleges all the time. Most often students don’t get rewarded for their participation, until now.

DINING FOR BUSINESS: ETIQUETTE WORKSHOP SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 29  posted 3/18/11 Students have the opportunity to learn proper behavior when dining for business at an etiquette workshop on Wednesday, March 29 at the Fresh Food Company in Moody Towers for 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

GET IN THE GAME WITH A MARCH MADNESS THEMED MEAL AT OBERHOLTZER HALL  posted 3/17/11 Get your game face on and join us at Oberholtzer Hall - RFoC for a March Madness themed lunch on Thursday, March 24.

BOOKSTORE ADVISORY TOWN HALL SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 6  posted 3/17/11 Hear the latest in textbook offerings and options at the Bookstore Town Hall meeting scheduled for April 6.

SHOW YOUR TALENT AT THE ART OF RECYCLING CONTEST  posted 3/16/11 Turn plastic bottles and cereal boxes into works of art at the Art of Recycling contest.

STUDENT CALLS ERP HIS PARKING LOT OF CHOICE posted 3/14/11 Each day, Joel Hill kicks back and relaxes as he pulls up to campus.

HRM "GREEN TEAM" RALLIES COLLEGE TO RECYCLE posted 3/14/11 The Recyclemania Competition began with a visit from a large box truck labeled "Conrad Hilton" on the side.

C.L.A.S.P. TAKES PART IN UH SPRING EVENT posted 3/11/11 C.L.A.S.P. volunteers demonstrate the joys of gardening to children attending the 21st Annual UH Faculty/Staff Spring Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 9.

DINING SPRING BREAK HOURS OF OPERATION posted 3/11/11 Before you head out to lunch, check the dining spring break hours of operation, March 12-20.

Butler Plaza filled with students as they lined up for games and prizes on Wednesday, March 9 for RecycleMania Olympics.

PTS PREPARES FOR CONSTRUCTION OF 3RD GARAGE posted 3/8/11 Parking and Transportation Services is working to finalize plans to accommodate displaced parkers during the construction of the Stadium Parking Garage.

CULLEN OAKS OPEN HOUSE posted 3/7/11 Please join us for free food, games, prizes and tours on March 10, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. for an Open House.

NEW UNIVERSITY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR  posted 3/7/11 David Johnson joins the university as the new executive director of UIT's Technology Services and Support Department.

FSAC SELECTS RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS REPRESENTATIVES posted 3/7/11 Two new faces joined the table at the last Food Services Advisory Committee meeting.

CELEBRATE STARBUCKS 40TH BIRTHDAY AT BAUER AND SATELLITE posted 3/7/11 Coffee giant Starbucks is turning 40 years old on Tuesday, March 8 and the University of Houston locations plan to celebrate in style.

CENTERPOINT ENERGY EASEMENT CLEARING posted 3/4/11 Starting March 12th and continuing through March19th, CenterPoint Energy will be conducting site clearing operations from their transmission line easement on the UH Main Campus.

JEAN VALYAN RETIRES AFTER 41 YEARS OF SERVICE posted 3/4/11 It is truly the end of an era as one of the University of Houston's hardest most loyal employees enters retirement.

RESIDENT ASSISTANT SHOW "SPIRIT" FOR ON CAMPUS HOUSING posted 3/3/11 Mike Brown, a.k.a. "Mr. Spirit," could possibly be the University of Houston's biggest fan.

UH FRESHMAN WINS SWACURH FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE AWARD posted 3/3/11 Bryan Haver, a freshman living in Cougar Village, won the First Year Experience Award at SWACURH (the Southwest Affiliate of the National Association of College and University Residence Halls, Inc.

2011 SHELL NON-PROFIT SUMMER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY posted 3/3/11 Shell and Volunteer Houston have granted Keep Houston Beautiful with a grant to hire one Communications/Public Relations intern for the summer.

OBTAINING EMPLOYEE DRIVER RECORDS IS NOW QUICK & ECONOMICAL posted 3/3/11 UH Departments that need to run motor vehicle record (MVR) checks on current employees or job applicants can now receive quicker and less expensive results thanks to a new contractual agreement to request driver records online through the Texas Department of Public Safety.

CHEF BERGERSON TAKES THIRD IN ACE COMPETITION posted 3/3/11 Executive Chef Tori Bergerson took third place in the annual ACE competition that occurred on Thursday, Feb. 24 in the Fresh Food Company.

STAY GREEN AND DONATE posted 3/02/11 With RecycleMania in full swing, the Department of Public Safety has found that they participate in outstanding recycle practices all year long.

JOIN US FOR THE 2011 RECYCLEMANIA OLYMPICS Wednesday, March 9, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Butler Plaza. Tug-of-war competition between student organizations at noon and 1 p.m.

NEW ONLINE HOUSING APPLICATION TO STREAMLINE PROCESS posted 3/1/11 Students applying for housing at the University of Houston now have the convenience of completing the process online.