October 2013


SPRING HOUSING REGISTRATION IS UNDERWAY posted 10/30/13 Commuter students can start signing up now to live on campus next semester, with most of the residential facilities having space available.

STADIUM UTILITY WORK TO IMPACT PARKING AT LOT 15F posted 10/28/13 The ungated faculty and staff lot will have portions closed off during a three-week period in November to accommodate utility work for the football stadium construction project.

SUSTAINABILITY FEST PROMISES FOOD, FUN AND FREE T-SHIRTS posted 10/28/13 The annual event, which is being organized by the UH Office of Sustainability, will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, in Lynn Eusan Park. The first 100 students who attend will receive a free T-shirt.

PRIZE WINNERS ANNOUNCED FROM FASTSIGNS OPEN HOUSE posted 10/28/13 The business, which is located within truecolor GRAPHICS at the University Copy Center, gave away an iPod mini and four tickets to a Houston Texans game to two lucky members of the UH community.

UH DINING WILL CELEBRATE DIA DE LOS MUERTOS posted 10/25/13 A special-themed menu will be offered during the lunch hour at the Fresh Food Company in Moody Towers on Friday, Nov. 1, to mark the Day of the Dead, a holiday that remembers and honors family members who have passed away.

BLAFFER ART MUSEUM RECEIVES MULTIPLE AWARDS posted 10/25/13 In addition to receiving the 2013 Design Award for renovation/restoration by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Houston, it also received two 2013 Best of Awards from the Houston Press, being named both Best Artistic Renovation and Best College Campus Building.

AD SPACE CAN NOW BE BOUGHT ON COUGAR LINE SHUTTLE BUSES posted 10/23/13 University of Houston departments and organizations now have a new avenue for spreading the word about their services and events – signage on the interior of the 12 new larger buses servicing the campus.

NEW CAMPUS COMMUNITY GARDEN COORDINATOR NAMED posted 10/22/13 Casey Hall, a biology senior from Fort Bend County, has been chosen to lead the efforts in the garden, which is located near the Cougar Woods Dining Hall and which grows food that is given to charity.

COMPLETE DINING SURVEY FOR CHANCE TO WIN A GIFT CARD posted 10/21/13 UH Dining Services is asking students, faculty and staff fill out the survey, which takes five to 10 minutes to complete, so it can gain a better understanding of campus lifestyles and dining preferences. The survey will help improve the overall dining experience for the UH community.

UH DINING SERVICES BRINGING A GHOULISH DINNER EXPERIENCE TO CAMPUS posted 10/21/13 University of Houston Dining Services invites the UH community to a Ghoulish Halloween Carnival on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 from 5 to 10 p.m. at Real Food on Campus in the Cougar Woods Dining Hall.

REUSABLE TO-GO CONTAINERS REINTRODUCED posted 10/21/13 After ordering additional reusable to-go containers to fulfill student, faculty and staff demands, the University of Houston Dining Services is delighted to reintroduce the reusable to-go container program.

CHEF GUIDES STUDENTS TO A VICTORY DURING 'WHAT'S COOKING COOGS' posted 10/21/13 University of Houston Dining Services and Student Housing and Residential Life hosted the second cooking show from the “What’s Cooking Coogs?” tour on Oct. 8.

UIT SECURITY HOSTS FREE PERSONAL SHREDDING DAY posted 10/18/13 Students, faculty and staff will be able to drop off documents at two locations on campus on Oct. 28 as part of national Cyber Security Awareness Month activities.

ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM TO BE TESTED posted 10/18/13 A number of buildings on campus will have a momentary power outage in the early morning hours of Saturday, Oct. 26, so staff and faculty should plan accordingly.

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON TO HOST KIPP 5K FUN RUN posted 10/18/13 On Sunday, October 20, 2013, the University of Houston will be hosting the KIPP 5K Fun Run. Major traffic delays are expected on University Drive (Entrance 1), Calhoun Road, Wheeler Ave and Old Spanish Trial.

WORK FORCES TEMPORARY DETOUR ON CAMPUS LOOP posted 10/15/13 The shuttle stops in the 18A parking lot, in front of Calhoun Lofts and near Melcher Hall are out of service for most of this week because of utility work in the area.

MEAL PLAN AND TEXTBOOK SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED posted 10/14/13 Ten students have received an All-Access 7 meal plan for both the fall and spring semesters, while another 13 students were given funds to pay for books and supplies in the UH Bookstore for the fall and spring semesters.

MEMBERSHIP FAIR PLANNED FOR HERTZ, METRO PROGRAMS posted 10/14/13 The Oct. 23 event in the PGH breezeway will allows members of the University of Houston community to learn more about alternative transportation available to them.

CONSTRUCTION BEGINS SOON ON UH-DOWNTOWN BUILDING posted 10/4/13 The existing faculty and staff parking garage has been demolished to make way for the new Girard Street building, which is slated to be completed by the fall of 2014.

UIT ENCOURAGES SHARED RESPONSIBILITY FOR INTERNET SECURITY posted 10/4/13 The University of Houston is a strong supporter of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and so students, faculty and staff are asked to take precautions to be safe and secure online.

UNIVERSITY CENTER SOUTHWEST ENTRANCE RAMP CLOSING posted 10/4/13 The ramp, which is located behind the temporary food truck pad, is being closed off because of construction and will re-open at the end of the year.

POLICY MAKES IT EASY TO RESERVE ROOM AT FRESH FOOD COMPANY posted 10/4/13 The simple online request procedure will help streamline the process for university departments and student organizations wanting to use the private dining area or the conference room for meetings or other gatherings.

REPLACEMENT COUGAR CARDS AVAILABLE AFTER HOURS posted 10/1/13 Auxiliary Services, along with the help of UHPD, has implemented a new process to help individuals obtain a temporary replacement card should theirs be lost or stolen on a weekend or after normal business hours.