October 2012

CEREMONY, FUN AND FOOD MAKE COUGAR WOODS GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION A SUCCESS posted 10/30/12 It was four hours of food, fun and ceremony at the Cougar Woods grand opening celebration on Thursday, Oct. 25.

PERMANENT CLOSURE OF PARTIAL AREA OF LOT 8A posted 10/30/12 Beginning Wednesday, October 31 at 6:00 a.m., Parking Lot 8A, located along Cullen Boulevard, will be permanently closed to student and staff parking.

DISH AMNESTY PROGRAM FOR FRESH FOOD CO. AND COUGAR WOODS posted 10/30/12 We are encouraging all students to return any dishware, cups, silverware or to-go containers to the dining halls with no penalties and no questions asked.

WALK IN THE DARK TO HELP MAKE CAMPUS SAFER posted 10/29/12 Students, faculty and staff will be gathering together the evening of Monday, Nov. 12, for the Walk in the Dark event.

GLUTEN-FREE STATION COMING TO THE FRESH FOOD COMPANY posted 10/29/12 UH Dining Services will open a gluten-free station in The Fresh Food Company on Wednesday, Oct. 31.

HALLOWEEN-THEMED LUNCH PLANNED AT FRESH FOOD CO. AND COUGAR WOODS posted 10/29/12 Join us on Wednesday, October 31, for a Halloween-Themed Lunch at the Fresh Food Co. at Moody Towers and the RFoC at Cougar Woods.

UH COMMUTER CLUB OFFERS CHANCE TO AVOID STRESSFUL COMMUTE posted 10/29/12 See what alternative transportation options the commuter club can offer you.

REVIEWS ARE IN: STUDENTS ENJOY FOOD, ATMOSPHERE AT COUGAR WOODS posted 10/26/12 It's been several weeks since the Cougar Woods Dining Hall opened, and the feedback from students seems to be the same: two thumbs up. 

LOOP ROAD PROJECT BEGINS WITH INSTALLATION OF TEMPORARY FENCING posted 10/25/12 The project involves four phases and will take approximately three months. 

UH SUSTAINABILITY FEST posted 10/25/12 Fun and informative activities are planned to help celebrate all the sustainability efforts taking place on the UH campus. 

STUDENTS AWARDED MEAL PLAN AND TEXTBOOK SCHOLARSHIPS posted 10/22/12 The intent in offering the scholarships is to align to President Renu Khator's goal of making education at UH affordable to all and to help put the true college experience within reach.

ENTER THE 2012 UHDS PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST AND WIN A PRIZE posted 10/19/12 Get your carving knives ready for the 2012 UH Dining Services Pumpkin Carving Contest.

SOUTH PARK ANNEX PARKING LOT 3 posted 10/19/12 As part of an ongoing project for the Civil Engineering Department, a large piece of equipment will be delivered to the South Park Annex building on Monday, October 22.

WALK IN THE DARK posted 10/19/12 Come join members of the Student Government Association, Facilities Management & the Police Department to Walk in the Dark on November 12th at 7pm.

UH SUSTAINABILITY FEST TO INFORM, ENTERTAIN UH COMMUNITY posted 10/18/12 This year's event will spread out over a four-day period from Nov 1 - 4.

SIDEWALK CLOSURE AT LAMAR FLEMING JR. BUILDING posted 10/17/12 Construction at the Lamar Fleming Jr. Building began on Monday, Sept. 10. As part of this project, Vaughn construction will be installing additional construction fencing resulting in a sidewalk closure beginning on Thursday, Oct. 18.

CULLEN BOULEVARD PARTIAL CLOSURE BY METRO posted 10/17/12 METRO has advised that it will shut the portion of Cullen Boulevard indicated below from 9:00 pm on Friday, October 19, 2012 through 5: 00 pm on Saturday, October 27, 2012 for light-rail construction.

METRO OPEN HOUSE posted 10/17/12 November 8, 2012,
from 4 - 8 p.m. Meet the staff of your transit authority at METRO'S first Open House.

$5 TICKETS AVAILABLE TO FACULTY, STAFF FOR OCT. 27 GAME AGAINST UTEP posted 10/16/12 Faculty and staff can buy discounted tickets to watch the University of Houston football team when it takes on UTEP on Oct. 27 at Robertson Stadium.

posted 10/15/12
UH Dining Services wants to help you make healthier choices, so they are proud to introduce registered dietitian Caroline Sullivan.

COKE FREE MOVIE NIGHT PRESENTS INSIDIOUS posted 10/15/12 Cullen Performance Hall, Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m.

TEMPORARY SIDEWALK CLOSURE SCHEDULED AT HILTON posted 10/12/12 A construction fence will be installed on the west side of the Hilton University of Houston beginning Monday, Oct. 15.

COKE ZERO PREMIUM EVENT EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS posted 10/12/12 Last week's Coke Zero Premium Event at the University of Houston exceeded attendance expectations, with more that 1,200 people coming to the party in Butler Plaza.

UH MAXIMIZES STUDENT ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE TEXTBOOKS posted 10/11/12 By knowing if a textbook will be used again next semester, the UH Bookstore can offer current students higher buy-back prices.


UH DINING SATISFACTION SURVEY NOW AVAILABLE posted 10/10/12 Take a moment to voice your opinion and let us know what you think.

COUGAR WOODS DINING HALL AND COUGAR XPRESS MINI MARKET GRAND OPENING posted 10/09/12 You’re invited to celebrate with us at the Grand Opening of the Cougar Woods Dining Hall and the Cougar Xpress Mini Market on Thursday, Oct. 25.

FULL RANGE OF SHIPPING SERVICES AVAILABLE AT UNIVERSITY COPY CENTER posted 10/09/12 The University Copy Center wants to remind everyone on the University of Houston campus that it is more than just a copy and printing business – it is also a full-service pack and ship center.

SECTION OF LOT 6B CLOSURE EXTENDED posted 10/08/12 The temporary closure of a section of Lot 6B due to construction activities at Cougar Village II has been extended until mid-November due to weather and unforeseen conditions.

ANDY GRAMMER AT CULLEN PERFORMANCE HALL posted 10/08/12 Doors open at 7pm performance at 8pm. FREE!

LATEST CERT CLASS GETS UNDER WAY AT UH posted 10/05/12 The Emergency Management Bureau has another class of students, faculty and staff training to become Campus Emergency Response Team members for the University of Houston.

UIT ENCOURAGES SHARED RESPONSIBILITY FOR INTERNET SECURITY posted 10/05/12 October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

BLAFFER ART MUSEUM RENOVATION NOW COMPLETE posted 10/05/12 The west pedestrian sidewalk on Calhoun road will be closed from Thursday, Oct. 11, through Monday, Oct. 29.

WEST SIDEWALK ALONG CALHOUN TO BE CLOSED TEMPORARILY posted 10/05/12 The west pedestrian sidewalk on Calhoun road will be closed from Thursday, Oct. 11, through Monday, Oct. 29.

COUGAR POSTINGS REDUCE CAMPUS LITTER, PROVIDE OUTDOOR POSTING OPPORTUNITIES posted 10/02/12 By the end of summer 2012, eight Cougar Posting Kiosks were installed on the University of Houston campus.

HONOR BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS AND VICTIMS WITH UH DINING SERVICES posted 10/02/12 In honor of breast cancer survivors and victims, UH Dining Services will be hosting a Breast Cancer Awareness lunch at Fresh Food Company on Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

UH TOPS RICE TO WIN FOURTH ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF posted 10/02/12 The University of Houston took home all the honors Saturday at the fourth annual UH vs. Rice Chili Cook-Off.