MAY 2011

CENTRAL PLANT ACCESS ROAD CLOSURE posted 5/31/11 On Saturday, June 4, 2011, the Central Plant Addition Project is scheduled for access road closure for the delivery of an electrical transformer.

UH FACILITIES CONDITION ASSESSMENT FCA) PROJECT posted 5/31/11 The University in support of its master and long term capital plan development will be conducting facility condition and building systems assessments.

BOARD OF REGENTS APPROVES NEW RESIDENCE HALLS AND WEST DINING HALL posted 5/26/11 UH is moving on up in the ranks and, with recent decisions by the Board of Regents, student life is gaining ground along with it.

FACULTY/STAFF SPECIAL: $5 FRIDAY EVERY WEEK DURING SUMMER
posted 5/23/11 As a special treat for the dedicated faculty and staff who brave the summer months on campus, UH Dining Services is expanding its $5 Friday event schedule to include every Friday from June 3 to August 5.

RESIDENTIAL LIFE & HOUSING IN FOR A BUSY SUMMER posted 5/23/11 The residence halls closed for the spring semester on Friday, May 13, at noon.

LOT CLOSURE - 15C posted 5/20/11 In order to accommodate parking needs for the Dynamo Game scheduled for Saturday May 21, lot 15C will be closed beginning Friday, May 20 at 8:00 p.m.

CLICK IT OR TICKET posted 5/20/11 The annual Texas Department of Transportation Click It or Ticket Mobilization campaign will begin Monday, May 23, 2011.

CLASSROOM AND BUSINESS BUILDING ACCESS ROAD CLOSURE FOR CRANE DELIVERY posted 5/18/11 On Saturday, May 21, 2011, the new Classroom and Business Building is scheduled for access road closure for a crane delivery.

CLASSROOM AND BUSINESS BUILDING SIDEWALK CLOSURE posted 5/18/11 On Monday, May 23, 2011, the new Classroom and Business Building is scheduled for a sidewalk closure.

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE HOSTS STUDENT LEADERSHIP FORUM ON JUNE 1 posted 5/18/11 Students get the inside scoop on the inner workings of the university at the third annual UH Student Leadership Forum on June 1, 2011.

SUPPORTING OUR STUDENTS WITH ON CAMPUS JOBS posted 5/18/11 We all benefit when you hire students to work in your department.

TACO BELL TO GET NEW ENERGY-EFFICIENT EQUIPMENT posted 5/17/11 Taco Bell in the UC Satellite will be joining the march toward a greener UH this summer when it receives new Grilled-to-Order production equipment.

UH DINING SERVICES YEAR IN REVIEW posted 5/16/11 UH Dining Services has had a busy year. The Fresh Food Company in Moody Towers opened at the start of the fall semester, and looking back on the numbers from the past few months and comparing them to the 2009-10 academic year it’s easy to see that the University’s reputation is not the only thing growing at an accelerated rate.

UH MAIN CAMPUS MOSQUITO SPRAYING posted 5/16/11 In an effort to control mosquitoes on the UH Main Campus, the Grounds Department – Facilities Management is notifying the campus community of the scheduled mosquito spray application.

DON YACKLEY ACCEPTS EXECUTIVE DIRECTORSHIP FOR RESIDENTIAL LIFE & HOUSING  posted 5/13/11 The Division of Student Affairs announces the hiring of Don Yackley as the University of Houston's new executive director of residential life and housing.

COMMENCEMENT MAY 2011 TRAFFIC ALERT posted 5/12/11 Graduation ceremonies at the University of Houston begin tomorrow (May 13) and continue through Saturday (May 14).

AWARENESS FOR PREPAREDNESS WALK posted 5/12/11 The 2nd Annual “Awareness for Preparedness Walk’ with the Department of Inner-City Emergency Response will take place on Sunday, May 22, 2011.

METRO LONG RANGE PLAN PUBLIC WORKSHOPS posted 5/11/11 METRO is hosting a series of public workshops to discuss the future of transit in our region.

SPRING COMMENCEMENT ADVISORY posted 5/11/11 Parking and Transportation Services is advising all students, faculty, staff and visitors to the University of Houston campus to be extra cautious and aware of increased vehicular and pedestrian traffic on campus Friday May 13 and Saturday May 14 for spring commencement ceremonies.

MOODY TOWERS ELEVATOR FIXED posted 5/11/11 Elevator #2 in Moody Towers North is back in service after the motor was repaired.

COFFEE NOT THE ONLY FAIR TRADE OPTION ON CAMPUS  posted 5/9/11 By now it is common knowledge that fair trade certified coffee is served at all coffee locations on campus.

ICON AT OBERHOLTZER HALL TO RETIRE AT END OF SEMESTER  posted 5/9/11 Lou Steward, more commonly known as Miss Lou, has been with Dining Services for 42 years and is retiring at the end of the semester.

METRO SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT ON STATION NAMES FOR NEW LIGHT RAIL LINES posted 5/6/11 The New METRO Board of Directors aims to find out as it invites you to help name the new light-rail stations.

NEW COCONUT FRAPPUCCINOS ARE A FRESH START TO SUMMER AT STARBUCKS  posted 5/5/11 You may have noticed the new Mocha Coconut and Coconut Crème Frappuccinos at Starbucks over the past week.

CATERING ON CULLEN OFFERS FRESH SUMMER MENU TO FIT ANY BUDGET  posted 5/5/11 Now that summer is upon us, Catering on Cullen has added a seasonal menu to their traditional offerings to compliment the types of events and cravings that come along with the summer months.

ROSES AT GARDEN SHOW SUPPORT FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION  posted 5/5/11 It’s a beautiful symbol of love and hope for people close to a cause, and now this symbol will grace the landscape of the UH Campus Community Garden.

NATIONAL ARSON AWARENESS WEEK posted 5/4/11 The Department of Public Safety Fire Marshal's Officer asks that you take minute to read the U.S. Fire Administration, Community Arson Prevention, National Arson Awareness Week Media Kit.

GREEN SOLUTIONS: NEW PROJECT TEACHES STUDENTS TO FIX RECYCLING CHALLENGE  posted 5/4/11 Determination has paid off for the College of Architecture Student Council.

CELEBRATE THE END OF THE SEMESTER WITH A CINCO DE MAYO DINNER PARTY AT THE FRESH FOOD COMPANY  posted 5/4/11 Let loose before finals and come have dinner with us on Cinco de Mayo at the Fresh Food Company.

SUSTAINING THE CITY: RESEARCHING HOUSTON  posted 5/2/11 Thursday, May 5, 1-3 p.m. Dr. Dan Price's students will present projects from their class.

BREAKING THE BARRIERS: FACULTY-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM BRINGS STUDENTS AND FACULTY TOGETHER posted 5/2/11 Not only do they share their knowledge in the classroom, but these faculty share their day-to-day life and experiences by living alongside students in residential facilities as part of the Faculty-in-Residence (FIR) program.