March 2014

FORUMS SET FOR FACILITIES MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FINALISTS posted on 3/31/14 The University of Houston community is invited to meet the four candidates during 70-minute gatherings and fill out an evaluation form.

MAKE SURE TO REGISTER YOUR BICYCLE WITH UHPD posted on 3/31/14 Everyone who has a bike on campus is encouraged to go online and complete the simple process of registering it with the police department.

SKYWARN STORM SPOTTER TRAINING A SUCCESS posted on 3/31/14 Participants from all over the Houston area came to campus March 21 to learn how to identify different types of severe weather incidents.

HEALTH AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES CENTER A FINALIST FOR HONOR posted on 3/27/14 The 167,000-square-foot research building is one of three finalists in the medical project category for the Houston Business Journal’s Landmark Awards. Winners will be announced April 24.

CITY OF HOUSTON SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER VISITS CAMPUS posted on 3/27/14 Lisa Lin visited the University of Houston campus earlier this month to share what the city is doing to encourage and support sustainability actions.

NEW BUILDING COORDINATOR INITIATIVE HOSTS SECOND EVENT posted on 3/27/14 The second Building Coordinator Meet and Greet event was held March 3 in partnership with Student Housing and Residential Life.

REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE COMPLETED OVER SPRING BREAK posted on 3/27/14 Facilities Management electricians and personnel from the HVAC, building mechanical systems and elevator shops went through all buildings and verified that all building systems were completely up and running smoothly.

BUILDING COORDINATORS GATHER FOR QUARTERLY MEETING posted on 3/27/14 University building coordinators met Feb. 28 for the second quarterly meeting of the fiscal year. They gathered in the Kiva Room of Farish Hall to learn important information.

SPECIAL LUNCH MENU TO CELEBRATE WORKS OF DR. SEUSS posted on 3/24/14 UH Dining will be offering the unique and fun items on March 27 at the Fresh Food Company in Moody Towers, which will also be decorated from head to toe with the legendary writer’s characters.

UH COMMUNITY INVITED TO UPCOMING BOOKSTORE FAIR posted on 3/21/14 Students, faculty and staff will be able to learn about all the services offered by Barnes & Noble @ University of Houston and have a chance to win a $25 gift card to the store during the April 2 event.

HALAL TASTING EVENT TO EXPLORE POSSIBLE NEW MENU ITEMS posted on 3/20/14 Students are invited to take part in a tasting and focus group on April 1 at the Fresh Food Company in Moody Towers as UH Dining Services explores more halal options for its diverse campus community.

NEW FOOD TRUCK PAD OPENS ALONG ENTRANCE 14 posted on 3/19/14 The new location, which opened this week just outside of the Science Building, fills the void left when the main pad o utside of the UC closed because of construction.

BIKE REGISTRATION AND CRIME PREVENTION EVENT SET posted on 3/19/14 Representatives from UHPD, METRO Police and Houston PD will be in Butler Plaza on Thursday, March 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

THE LUCK OF THE IRISH COMING TO COUGAR WOODS posted 03/13/14 To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, a special themed lunch menu is being offered at Cougar Woods Dining Hall on Monday, March 17.

AS SPRING DRAWS NEAR, BE PREPARED FOR FLOODING posted 03/13/14 The Office of Emergency Management is providing tips and information to help the UH community be ready just in case a flood should strike.

SLAM DUNK DINNER KICKS OFF START OF MARCH MADNESS posted 03/13/14 The Fresh Food Company in Moody Towers will celebrate March 20 with a fun dinner menu that will include beef sliders and fries and vanilla basketball cake.

HOT DOGS TO BE PART OF SPECIAL MENU posted 03/13/14 Cougar Woods Dining Hall will be serving up ballpark franks with all kinds of toppings during the lunch hours on March 26.

OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY HAS A NEW LEADER posted 03/13/14 Sarah Kelly, a UH alumna, will serve as the lead for all university sustainability efforts and manage, plan and coordinate university-wide efforts.

UH COMMUNITY URGED TO BE PREPARED FOR WEATHER DISASTERS posted 03/13/14 People are killed or seriously injured every year in the United States by all types of extreme weather, the University of Houston’s Emergency Management Bureau says.

BE READY BY HAVING AN EMERGENCY SUPPLY LIST posted 03/13/14 The University of Houston Emergency Management Bureau encourages everyone to review their emergency supplies at home.

FRESH FOOD COMPANY HOSTS NATIONAL CHEF TRAINING posted 03/07/14 For three days, chefs representing schools and universities from all over the country experimented with new recipes and menu items and learned ways to improve techniques and service styles.

HALAL TASTING TO EXPLORE POSSIBLE NEW MENU ITEMS posted 03/07/14 UH Dining will be holding a special tasting and focus group on April 1 in the Fresh Food Co. in Moody Towers to get more insight into what students want as it looks into expanding halal offerings in the dining halls.

ELECTRICAL OUTAGE PLANNED OVER SPRING BREAK posted 03/07/14 University buildings will experience planned electrical interruptions March 14-16 to make necessary repairs to the electrical distribution system, as well as complete necessary preventative testing.

UH COMMUNITY ENCOURAGED TO UPDATE EMERGENCY INFORMATION posted 03/07/14 Students, faculty and staff should make sure their cell phone, home phone and text message information is updated so emergency messages can be received.

SUMMER MEAL PLAN REGISTRATION NOW OPEN posted 03/07/14 The range of plans that will be offered is designed to fit a variety of needs, from the occasional diner to the on-campus summer resident.

VALENTI BUILDING FRONT ENTRANCE TEMPORARILY CLOSED posted 03/07/14 Construction activities related to Arts District improvements is causing the temporary closure of the front entrance and the east-west sidewalk in front of the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication building.

COOKING TOUR TEACHES NO-BAKE CHEESECAKE posted 03/07/14 The latest installment of ‘What’s Cooking Coogs’ was held at Cougar Village I and provided a lesson in how to make a delicious treat easy and with healthy ingredients.

IMPROVEMENTS BEGIN IN ARTS DISTRICT posted 03/07/14 The project will create a welcoming experience for visitors by designing well defined routes to the theater, increasing gathering space, adding way-finding signage, as well as improving lighting and the overall landscape.