November 2010
 

TEXTBOOK ADOPTIONS GIVE STUDENTS OPTIONS posted 11/30/10 Students can save money and get more options.

MEAL PLAN SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ALL UH STUDENTS posted 11/29/10
The University of Houston Dining Services is providing Meal Plan Scholarships to support the success and access of its students.

$5 FRIDAY COMES EARLY IN DECEMBER posted 11/29/10
$5 Friday, a favorite faculty and staff tradition in the dining halls, will come early in December to accommodate the academic schedule.

SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS BY VOLUNTEERING FOR FINALS MANIA
posted 11/23/10
Tie on your aprons and grab your spatula and join University Services in feeding hungry UH students studying hard for finals. For the third straight year, students can line up to fuel up with pancakes, sausage and juice at Finals Mania.

STARBUCKS MANAGER MALKIA DIXON AWARDED FOR EXCELLENT LEADERSHIP
posted 11/23/10

Malkia Dixon, location manager for Starbucks with UH Dining Services, received a leadership award from the Starbucks regional office for being an exceptional mentor
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BLACK FRIDAY SALE AT UH BOOKSTORES
posted 11/22/10
UH Bookstores join in on the Black Friday shopping frenzy. UH Cougar gear is offered for a discount to all students, faculty and staff.

PARKING TOWN HALL DECEMBER 3, 2010 posted 11/22/10 
Parking and Transportation Services will be hosting a town hall December 3, 2010 at 1:30pm in the Big Bend room of the University Center to present its 2012-2013 parking plan.

A VARIETY OF HOT DRINK OPTIONS AVAILABLE AROUND CAMPUS posted 11/22/10
The weather is getting colder and while coats and scarves may help keep the chill out, they donít always quite do the trick. .

TEXTBOOK BUYBACK SEASON BEGINS posted 11/19/10
Textbook buybacks are right in time to fill your pockets with some holiday shopping money.

TEXTBOOK LOANS AVAILABLE IN THE SPRING posted 11/18/10
UH helps to ease some financial woes of students by offering short-term textbook loans each semester.

COUNT ON THE UNIVERSITY COPY CENTER FOR YOUR HOLIDAY PACKING AND SHIPPING NEEDS posted 11/18/10
The University Copy Center is equipped with everything you need to make sure your loved ones receive their packages in time for the holidays.

CULLEN PERFORMANCE HALL JOINS UNIVERSITY SERVICES posted 11/17/10
University Services welcomes its newest member with Cullen Performance Hall (CPH) joining the team.

FACULTY/STAFF MEAL PLANS: A CHEAPER, MORE CONVENIENT OPTION posted 11/15/10
With a meal plan from UH Dining Services you could save up to $2.66 per meal at Real Food on Campus in Oberholtzer Hall or Fresh Food Company in Moody Towers.

NEW BIKE RACKS TO BE INSTALLED posted 11/15/10
Parking and Transportation Services has ordered almost 20 new bike racks to be installed at various locations across campus.

MINOR CONSTRUCTION - LOTS 16C AND 16F posted 11/12/10
Parkers in lots 16C and 16F should expect minor parking displacement due to the construction for the installation of automated parking meters in these lots next week.

HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS GUIDELINES posted 11/12/10
This year the State is facing the full effect of the slow-down in the national economy. It is only now that Texas is realizing that our economy and our state revenue will be greatly reduced.

UH DINING POSTS SPECIAL HOURS FOR THANKSGIVING BREAK posted 11/11/10
UH Dining Services will have reduced hours in all of its locations the week of Thanksgiving.

CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING EARLY WITH UH DINING SERVICES posted 11/11/10
Join us for lunch on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 in Real Food on Campus in Oberholtzer or the Fresh Food Company in Moody Towers for a Thanksgiving-themed feast.

HEALTHY HARVEST PICNIC POTLUCK posted 11/10/10
Join us for a Healthy Harvest Picnic Potluck, on November 17, from 11:30am - 1pm, at the Campus Community Garden.

CAMPUS LANDSCAPE IMPROVEMENTS CONTINUE posted 11/10/10
Construction continues on the campus beautification and landscaping project.

UH CAMPUS TRAFFIC ALERT - CULLEN AT WHEELER posted 11/10/10   Beginning Wednesday, November 10 through Friday, November 26, 2010 there will be major construction on Cullen Blvd. at the Wheeler St. intersection.

EXPANDED MOTORCYCLE PARKING OPTIONS posted 11/09/10   Commuters with motorcycle permits now have more options when it comes to finding a parking space on campus.

DINE WITH THE DEAN posted 11/08/10   Pull up a chair and come face-to-face with your Dean over a hot meal at the new Dean's Dinner Series sponsored by the Faculty in Residence.

UC SATELLITE IMPROVES CUSTOMER SERVICE posted 11/08/10   Go ahead and charge it. Now lines are moving faster at Kim Son and Smoothie King at the UC Satellite thanks to some modifications to their credit card processors.

TRY HEALTHY ALTERNATIVES WITH HEALTHY BITES AT OBERHOLTZER HALL posted 11/08/10   On November 9, UH Dining Services staff will be handing out samples of low-fat yogurt from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and giving tasters information on the benefits of low-fat dairy as part of a regular diet.

PUMP UP YOUR COUGAR SPIRIT AT UH DINING SERVICES' HOMECOMING CELEBRATION posted 11/08/10   Gear up your Cougar spirit during UH Dining Services' Homecoming celebration in the University Satellite.

ALTA GRACIA APPAREL NOW AVAILABLE AT THE UH BOOKSTORE posted 11/03/10 Alta Gracia produces emblematic, high-quality T-shirts and fleece garments which are available at the UH bookstore managed by Barnes & Noble.

CALLING ALL ARTISTS: GREEN UH HOLDING T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST posted 11/03/10 For the first time ever, the program is holding a contest for the design of their next T-shirt to be sold in all UH Bookstores.

TACUP/SWACUMS JOINT CONFERENCE A HIT WITH PARTICIPANTS posted 11/03/10 Attendees praised the efforts of UH and Rice University Printing and Postal groups for the joint Texas Association of College and University Printers and Southwest Association of College and University Mail Services conference at the UH Hilton from October 24 to 26.

UH DINING RELOCATES TO CALHOUN LOFTS posted 11/02/10 University of Houston Dining Services has relocated its main offices from the University Center to Calhoun Lofts, next door to the Cougar Xpress Market.

UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENTS GET REWARDED FOR RECYCLING posted 11/01/10 Recycling pays off, literally, for university departments participating in the Recycled Paper Program.

GREEN UH DAY BETTER THAN EVER posted 11/01/10 Students poured into Butler Plaza on Thursday, October 28, for the third annual Green UH Day.

THE SCORES ARE IN: UH LEADS TEXAS UNIVERSITIES IN SUSTAINABILITY
posted 11/01/10

UH ties for first among Texas schools on the sustainability report card scoring a B+ along with Rice University, Southwestern University and the University of Texas at Austin. UH has shown significant advancements over the years, moving from a disappointing D in 2008, C- in 2009 and B- last year.