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December 2017

Inside Out Project Exhibit Featuring Houston Dreamers

In December 2017, the Student Centers and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion hosted the Inside Out Project, a global art project that allowed individuals to get their portraits taken and make a statement about what they stand for in the world. The Inside Out Project at the University of Houston focused on the topic of immigration and Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals, (DACA). It was a beautiful and powerful installation featuring Houston Dreamers and those who are part of their community.

UH faculty, staff, and students participated and were challenged to use their portraits to share the untold stories and images of people in their communities. For a limited time, the Student Centers will be displaying the photographs on their Digital Art Gallery, located in Student Center South.

The Inside Out Project at UH was co-sponsored with Pantsuit Republic, United We Dream Houston, and Mi Familia Vota.

Learn more about the Inside Out Project

Tuesdsay, April 25th, 2017

Stress Free Finals Week

After weeks of hard work and sleepless nights, the semester is finally coming to an end! Luckily, the University of Houston is coming together to offer you the opportunity to take the pressure off and relax. From April 24th through May 2nd, different departments and organizations will be putting on free, fun and stress free activities across campus.

To kick off the week, come join your Student Life friends on Tuesday, April 25th in the Student Center Plaza from 11:30am – 1:30pm. There will be a snack bar, DIY projects to relieve your stress and trendy promotional items all for your pleasure! Don’t miss out the relaxing atmosphere, free activities and opportunity to kick off a stress free week.

With the school year winding down, it is easy to feel like you are drowning in a sea of responsibilities. This year, SPB introduces “Just Keep Swimming” to ensure that you are staying afloat! On April 24th from 7:30pm-11:00pm, Finding Nemo and Finding Dory will be showing in Lynn Eusan Park. Along with SPB goodies, food and prizes will be given away to students in attendance. Mark your calendar for this event to decompress and relax with your fellow cougars!

In addition to these relaxation-fueled events, there will be multiple other opportunities for you to take a time out from studying. On May 1st from 2:00pm-6:00pm, Unwind with Wellness welcomes you to enjoy therapy pets, meditation and DIY projects. Food for Thought Workshops are also offered by CAPS to better prepare your mind and body for this busy time. Whether it is feasting on late night breakfast in the library during Finals Mania, or playing with puppies with the wellness center, Stress Free Finals Week will help you refuel to attack your finals! Don’t forget to stop by and get your free testing materials at Breakfast and Bluebooks on May 2nd from 8-10am in the Student Center South food court tables.

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Student Centers Presents: Grant's Eco Art Eco-Impressionism

On Monday, April 17, 2017, the Student Centers is proud to present Grant Manier, a young and talented artist living with autism who incorporates conservationism into his artwork. This event will be part of the Student Centers Earth week activities, so Grant’s “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” philosophy is a perfect fit. From 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom, you will learn about how Grant creates works of art using magazines, calendars, wallpaper, posters, food wrappers, puzzles and more. Each artwork contains thousands of cut or torn pieces of recycled paper. Using cool colors, shapes, textures, Grant call’s his masterpieces “COOLAGES”. Grant, an award - winning artist, is leading sustainability and autism awareness by bringing Eco-Art exhibits and demonstrations to the University of Houston. The Student Centers is collaborating with Center for Students with DisABILITIES to have Grant conduct a live demonstration of his work later the same day. He will also be judging the entrants into the Life Hack competition and announcing the winner.

Friday, March 23rd, 2017

Cougar Casino at Frontier Fiesta

The Student Centers and Student Housing & Residential Life invites you to try your luck at our annual Cougar Casino at Frontier Fiesta. Come and enjoy the western-themed traditions of Frontier Fiesta by putting on a Wild West casino for all students, faculty, staff, and alumni to enjoy.

The Cougar Casino offers a variety of casino games, which include Blackjack, Texas Hold‘em, Roulette with a new addition of Plinko™. As part of all the excitement, all players will be able to exchange their winnings for tickets that will enter them into two grand prize drawings, which occur at the end of each night. The casino will also have door prize drawings each hour throughout the event.

This years’ prizes will include an Apple TV, Amazon Echo Dot, Apple Watch, Chromebook, and conclude with a Nintendo Switch plus the Legend of Zelda.

The Cougar Casino doors swing open at 6:00pm on Thursday and Friday, March 23 & 24 and close both evenings at 10:00pm All the excitement continues the next day, March 25 from 2:00pm until 7:30pm.

The University of Houston’s Frontier Fiesta is one of the most recognized events on campus. Come out, show your support, test your luck and most of all, and most of all enjoy one of the University of Houston’s valued and long-standing traditions. For more information be sure to follow the Student Centers on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

My Safe Spring Break

Spring Break is just around the corner! What better way to kick off the break than with the My Safe Spring Break event? Join us, Thursday March 9th from 11:30am – 1:30pm in the Student Center Circle Drive as we provide students with fun activities, useful information and free food and promotional items.

In spirit of our nautical theme, we will be hosting an opportunity for DIY decorating sailor hats, a themed photo booth and much more. This event will also have many activities that students can engage in, such as TXDOT’s Impaired Dodgeball, free HIV testing and a chance to talk to other student organizations about the safe services they offer. There will be corn hole and limbo challenge for prizes. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to educate yourself while having a blast right before this year’s spring break!

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

I HEART #MYSTUDENTCENTER

Still searching for the perfect gift for your partner, loved one or friend? Come feel the love with us on February 14th at our Valentine’s Day Marketplace. Numerous outside vendors and student organizations will be set up in the Student Center Houston Room for your shopping convenience. From personalized bags to fragrances and so much more, we are sure that you’ll find something that will surprise your special someone. Don’t miss out on this romance-filled afternoon from 11:30am-1:30pm. There will even be a chance to win a $100 iPic Movie Theatre gift card! See details below for our social media contest.

Contest for Facebook and Twitter:

  • Create a post telling us why you love the Student Centers
  • Tag @UHStudentcenter in your post
  • Use our hashtag: #mystudentcenter
  • Must be submitted from 02/06/17- 02/14/17 (11:59 pm)
  • Winner receives $100 Ipic Movie Theatre gift card
  • Example: I love #mystudentcenter because it’s my favorite place to bowl! @UHStudentCenter

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

The Cat’s Back is Set to Jump-Start the Spring

The University of Houston is excited to jump-start the new semester! In celebration, the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services will host the Cat's Back: Spring 2017 event. Don't miss all of the fun on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, from 11:30am to 1:30pm in the Student Center. As a tradition for over a decade, this event's purpose is to help welcome new and returning students to campus for the New Year. This Cat's Back Event will feature a Student Organizations Fair and provide students with the opportunity to Get Involved with the various organizations on campus. Additionally, enjoy free cookies and hot cocoa and the chance to win great prizes like a Nintendo NES Classic Edition, Power Beats, $100 Barnes & Noble gift card, or Fire Stick.

Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services.