September 2014


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES MANAGEMENT NAMED posted on 9/29/14
Herman K Taitt Jr. comes to the University of Houston from the Orleans Parish School System in New Orleans, where he led the school rebuilding effort following Hurricane Katrina.

CONSTRUCTION TO START ON BASKETBALL PRACTICE FACILITY posted on 9/24/14
The 53,000-square-foot facility will wrap around the southeast corner of Hofheinz Pavilion, facing Cullen Boulevard and Holman Street. It is slated to be completed in August 2015.

EVENT MAY TEMPORARILY IMPACT TRAFFIC NEAR UNIVERSITY CENTER posted on 9/22/14
More than 35 buses will be dropping off students between 5 and 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, in front of the UC for a college night event at Cullen Performance Hall.

COCA-COLA FREE MOVIE NIGHTS PLANNED FOR 2014-2015
posted on 9/22/14

Auxiliary Services and the Student Program Board are once again teaming up to offer UH students the opportunity to enjoy free movie screenings during the school year.

SIREN AWARENESS FOCUS OF NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH
posted on 9/22/14

The University of Houston Department of Public Safety is educating students, faculty and staff about the system and what it is designed to accomplish.

HOUSTON POSTAL CUSTOMER COUNCIL HONORS UH’S ROWLAND-KETLEY
posted on 9/19/14

The organization named the director of Printing and Postal Services as the Mail Center Manager of the year for the Greater Houston area.

NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS SERVICES ANNOUNCED
posted on 9/17/14

Devi Bala, who comes to the University of Houston with more than 13 years of experience in financial operations, replaces Pat Sayles, who retired in August.

UH DINING SERVICES TESTS LATE NIGHT FOOD TRUCK OPTION
posted on 9/16/14

Coreanos will be on campus for the next few days from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m., and if the pilot program proves successful, it could be implemented permanently.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT ACTIVITIES SET FOR OCT. 7
posted on 9/16/14

The UH community is invited to come out to Lynn Eusan Park for a free hot dog and drink during this annual event, then take part in Walk in the Dark afterward looking for safety-related issued that need correcting.

‘WHAT’S COOKING COOGS’ IS BACK WITH A HEALTHY SPIN posted on 9/15/14
Residential students can expect a hands-on experience, delicious food, tips on improving health, fun, prizes and a nice getaway from studying during six installments of the popular program this semester.

FRESH FOOD COMPANY REVAMPS ITS PROGRAM
posted on 9/15/14

UH Dining Services has implemented numerous changes to the dining hall this semester, from an 18-week menu cycle to TASTE events.

BE PREPARED BY CREATING AN EMERGENCY SUPPLY KIT posted on 9/15/14
Because it is National Preparedness Month, the UH Office of Emergency Management says now is a good time to focus on building a kit with emergency supplies.

USE PROPER CHANNELS WHEN SENDING WORKER’S COMPENSATION FORMS posted on 9/11/14
Per UH policy, staff are reminded that sensitive data must not be transmitted by email unless the message is encrypted.

BE PREPARED BY HAVING A BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN posted on 9/5/14
The UH Office of Emergency Management is encouraging departments during National Preparedness Month to have a plan and share it with staff.

KIVA ROOM LATEST TO RECEIVE ENERGY EFFICIENT LED LIGHTS posted on 9/4/14
By changing out the 272 lights in the lecture hall in Farish Hall, the University of Houston is anticipated to see an ongoing financial savings of over $27,000 annually.

UH MAKES THE DAILY MEAL'S LIST OF TOP COLLEGES FOR FOOD IN AMERICA posted on 9/3/14
The publication places the University of Houston at No. 44 out of 2,000 schools nationwide for its efforts in providing quality food service to its students.

OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ENCOURAGES EVERYONE TO BE PREPARED posted on 9/2/14
September is National Preparedness Month and UH Cougars and their families should take the time to make a family communication plan.