September 2011

BE A CURIOUS COUGAR posted 09/30/11 That's what the University of Houston's IT Security team wants you to do during National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

FY12 UHS ANNUAL MANDATORY TRAINING posted 09/30/11 Mandatory training for faculty, staff, student workers and temporary employees begins October 3 and runs through November 30.

CLASSROOM AND BUSINESS BUILDING ACCESS ROAD CLOSURE posted 09/30/11 Several Access Road Closures for the New Classroom and Business Building have been scheduled for the installation of the water line and storm sewer.

STUDENTS COMPETE TO JOIN UH'S CHILI COOK-OFF TEAM AND BEAT RICE posted 9/29/11 Put your culinary skills to the test and compete to join UH's chili cook-off team.

WHEELER RECONSTRUCTION UPDATE posted 9/29/11 As part of the roadway work associated with the METRO construction, METRO will be reconstructing portions of the pavement that used to be Wheeler Road (“Old” Wheeler) in the areas of Parking Lot 7B and Entrance 4 (See Exhibit).

CENTRAL PLANT – CLASSROOM AND BUSINESS BUILDING SIDEWALK CLOSURE posted 09/28/11 On October 1 & 2, 2011 the sidewalk between the Central Plant and the Classroom and Business Building will be closed for utility work.

GREEN UH CREATES LIFE-SIZE TRIVIA BOARD FOR HOUSTON'S ENERGY DAY posted 09/28/11 Green UH tackles an important cause for Houston's Energy Day.


GREEN UH TEAMS UP WITH BAUER posted 09/21/11 Business students get real-world experience in the business of sustainability with a new collaboration between Bauer College of Business and Green UH.

SUSTAINABILITY TASK FORCE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR STUDENT AT-LARGE POSITION posted 09/20/11 The Sustainability Task Force needs you to help lead the efforts in making our campus more sustainable.

RELEASE YOUR INNER CHILD AT A CARNIVAL - THEMED LUNCH posted 09/19/11 The RFoC  in Oberholtzer Hall will have a carnival celebration Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

METRORAIL RIDER ALERT - SCHEDULED SERVICE INTERRUPTION posted 09/16/11 Due to bridge construction for Texas Children's Hospital, METRORail service will be interrupted. See attached flyer for dates and times.

MICRO- AND MINI- FRIDGES ADDED TO RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES posted 09/16/11 Residents of Cougar Village and Moody Towers are enjoying an added bonus this semester with the addition of micro- and mini- fridges in their rooms.

WILDFIRE PREVENTION SAFETY TIPS posted 09/15/11 The Department of Public Safety would like to share a few wildfire prevention safety tips to the campus community.

NOOK & NOOK Color now available for purchase at your UH Campus Bookstore posted 09/15/11

GREEN COMMUTER FAIR SETS NEW RECORD posted 09/15/11 It was a record-breaking Green Commuter Fair this fall with more Cougars than ever signing up for METRO Q cards.

METRO DELAYS posted 09/13/11 September 17 - September 24, METRO will detour bus service to avoid potential delays.

STUDENTS AWARDED MEAL PLAN AND TEXTBOOK SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FALL 2011 posted 09/13/11 Several lucky students have some extra money in their pockets this semester thanks to the Meal Plan and Barnes and Noble Textbook scholarships from Auxiliary Services.

NEW WHOLESOME VENDING MACHINE INSTALLED AT MD ANDERSON LIBRARY posted 09/12/11 Students with special diets can now get healthy snacks on the go at the new vending machine in MD Anderson Library.

2011 NATIONAL NIGHT OUT posted 09/12/11 Please join us on Tuesday, October 4 from 4:30 - 8:00 p.m. in Lynn Eusan Park

COUGAR CARD GOES PAPERLESS posted 09/12/11 The Cougar Card office has joined in on the campus's green movement.

TIPS ON STAYING SAFE DURING THE CURRENT WILDFIRE SITUATION posted 09/12/11 In the unfortunate event that you encounter a wildfire, we would like to offer some safety information.

FOOD SAFETY GETS A FRESH LOOK posted 09/12/11 Sondra Washington, Food Safety Specialist within the Fire Marshal Unit of the Department of Public Safety has recently taken on the task of maintaining food safety standards on campus.

SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH posted 09/12/11 Take action now to make sure your family, neightborhood and community are ready for emergencies and disasters of all types.

NEW GREEN UH TEAM SPECIALIZES IN SUCCESS posted 09/12/11 Green UH has a new team of specialists this semester to help spread the word and educate our campus on going green.

Please join us on Thursday, September 15 at the Oberholtzer Hall, Multipurpose Room from 3-5 pm.

SHUTTLE ADDED TO ERP ROUTE posted 09/02/11 Due to an increase in popularity this semester, a fourth Cougar Line shuttle has been added to the Energy Research Park bus route.

GREEN COMMUTER FAIR RETURNS TO CAMPUS SEPTEMBER 7-8 posted 09/02/11 Save yourself time and money while also helping to save the planet by becoming a green commuter.

COACH SUMLIN RETURNS TO FRESH FOOD COMPANY FOR LIVE RADIO BROADCAST posted 09/01/11 "The Pulse with Kevin Sumlin" will be broadcasted live from the Fresh Food Company at Moody Towers on September 13 and October 25.

AWARENESS PAYS OFF WITH SUSTAINABILITY GAME SHOW posted 09/01/11 Increase your green IQ and get paid by entering the first ever "Who Wants to Be an (Eco-)Millionaire?" contest hosted by Green UH.

READY..SET..ACTION! posted 09/01/11 Calling all actors! There's a new opportunity on campus to show off your talents while also helping to make a difference while the establishment of the Green UH acting troupe.

UH PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION SERVICES LAUNCHES COMMUTER CLUB posted 09/01/11 UH Parking and Transportation Services has launched the Commuter Club, a program designed to reduce the number of cars driven to campus by offering rewards to those choosing alternative transportation.

UH DINING ADDS MORE VALUE, SPIRIT TO CONCESSIONS IN ROBERTSON STADIUM posted 09/01/11 UH Dining Services is re-vamping the concession stands and menu offerings in Robertson Stadium just in time for an exciting new season of Cougar football.