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2012 Calendar

August 23

You're Hired!

University Career Services (UCS)
11:00am @ 106 Student Service Center 1 (Bldg. #524)

Description : Nervous about interviewing?  Learn important interviewing skills to present yourself confidently and professionally. Preparation is key!

Pizza Game Night

RHA and Student Housing & Residential Life
9:00pm – 11:30pm @ Moody Towers Commons, Cougar Village Lobby, Quad Ballroom

Description : Students will be able to enjoy a night of pizza and video games at the following locations: Moody Towers Commons, Cougar Village Lobby, and the Quad Ballroom.

August 24

Party at the Rec

Campus Recreation
5:00pm – 9:30pm @ Campus Recreation and Wellness Center

Description : A pool party, various intramural activities, and free drinks to be provided at the Rec!

Game On!: Games Room Open House

Center for Student Involvement
10:00pm – 1:30am @ UC Games Room

Description : UC Games Room Open House with free games provided by the Center for Student Involvement! UH Students are permitted to bring one (1) guest.

August 25

UH Bookstores Welcome Back Students

9:00am – 5:00pm

Houston City Tour & Welcome Party for International Students

Bridges International
9:00am-5:00pm @ Pickups at the University Center and Scotland Yard Apartments

Description : Are you a new international students at UH? Bridges International wants to welcome you to Houston. So bring your camera as we take a tour of your new city!  After the city tour, we will end the day with a Welcome Party where you can meet new friends from all over the world, win prizes, and swim in the largest privately owned swimming pool in America!
Bridges International is an international student organization at UH that exists to serve you. Welcome to Houston! Register for this FREE event by emailing hou@bridgesinternational.com Lunch will be provided.

Party in the Park

Fraternity & Sorority Life and Religious Student Ministries
5:00pm – 8:30pm @ Lynn Eusan Park

Description : Students can enjoy free food while listening to music provided by SPB.

SPB's Welcome Back Concert

Student Program Board
6:30pm – 8:30pm @ Lynn Eusan Park

Description : Come and enjoy some free music at SPB’s Welcome Back Concert, with headliners the Anthem!

Back to School Bash

Baptist Student Ministry
8:00pm – midnight @ BSM building on corner of Calhoun and University

Description : Live DJ's, square dance caller, tons of snacks and games.

Ice Cream Social

Student Housing & Residential Life and University Dining Services
9:00pm – 10:30pm @ Fresh Food Dining Commons

Description : Free ice cream social with faculty and residents.

August 26

Round Trips to Wal-Mart

Student Housing & Residential Life
11:00am – 3:30pm @ UC Front Circle & Wal-Mart on Silber

Description : Students will be able to take a trip to Wal-Mart to by any last minute items they might need before classes start. Buses to run regularly to and from Wal-Mart throughout the day.

Prayer Room Kick-Off

Baptist Student Ministry
7:00pm @ BSM building on corner of Calhoun and University

Description : We will be christening our new prayer room with some prayer and worship. Please join us!

Playfair

Student Program Board
7:30pm – 9:00pm @ Campus Recreation and Wellness Center

Description : Get excited for the most interactive adrenaline pumping event of the year as you challenge yourself and others to create campus wide Cougar pride and build friendships for life!

August 27

Cougar First Impressions

The Cougar First Impressions program, entering its 15th season, will welcome students to the University of Houston the first two days of the fall semester. With a friendly smile, UH staff members will provide students with information, directions and cold water at locations across the campus.

UH Bookstore BTS Extended Hours!

7:45am – 9:00pm

Campus Recruitment Workshop

University Career Services (UCS)
5:00pm @ 106 Student Service Center 1 (Bldg. #524)

Description : Want to participate in on-campus interviews? Attend this workshop to learn how to connect with recruiters who will be interviewing for internship and full-time positions!

The Job Hunt

University Career Services (UCS)
1:00pm @ 106 Student Service Center 1 (Bldg. #524)

Description : Looking for a job?  Taking a multi-faceted approach to your job search is key!  This workshop will give you step-by-step instructions on how to network effectively as well as an overview of the best strategies for looking for on-campus, part-time, or full-time positions.

Glow in the Dark Ultimate Frisbee

Baptist Student Ministry
8:00pm @ BSM Building corner of Calhoun and University

Description : Ultimate frisbee by the light of the glowstick. Red versus blue glowsticks. Meet at the BSM at 8pm!

Outdoor Movie - 21 Jump Street

Residence Hall Association & Student Program Board
8:00pm – 10:00pm @ Lynn Eusan Park

Description : Students will be able to watch 21 Jump Street under the stars at Lynn Eusan Park on Monday, August 27th.

August 28

Cougar First Impressions

The Cougar First Impressions program, entering its 15th season, will welcome students to the University of Houston the first two days of the fall semester. With a friendly smile, UH staff members will provide students with information, directions and cold water at locations across the campus.

Lost? How to Choose a Major

University Career Services (UCS)
2:00pm @ 106 Student Service Center 1 (Bldg. #524)

Description : Not sure what to major in?  Feeling a little overwhelmed by all the choices UH offers?  We can help!  Learn ways to select a major that is a good fit for you, based on your interests, personality, values, and skills.

UH Bookstore BTS Extended Hours!

7:45am – 9:00pm

Free Lunch

Baptist Student Ministry
11:00am – 2:00pm @ BSM building on corner of Calhoun and University

Description : Free food cooked out on the grill, come and get you some!

UH Hillel Welcome Back Lunch

UH Hillel
11:30 am – 1:00 pm @A.D. Bruce Religion Center - Hillel Lounge

Description : Free lunch for Jewish Students every Tuesday of the semester in the Hillel lounge (first floor of the A.D. Bruce Religion Center on campus) from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm.

Ultimate Scatterpong Tournament

Baptist Student Ministry
7:00pm @ BSM building on corner of Calhoun and University

Description : Ever played the most epic version of ping pong? Join the 40 year legacy of scatterpong at the BSM!

RUF Bible Study

Reformed University Fellowship
7:30-8:30pm @ Atrium, 2nd floor AD Bruce Religion Center

Description : Bible Study of the Gospel of Mark open to all students. Pizza provided.

August 29

To Intern or Not to Intern?

University Career Services (UCS)
11:00am @ 106 Student Service Center 1 (Bldg. #524)

Description : Want an internship?  Looking to gain hands-on career-related experience prior to graduation?  This workshop focuses on types of internships, sources of internship opportunities and getting the most from an internship.
4:00 – 7:00pm @ Campus Recreation
Schedule of Events

Each fall, the University of Houston welcomes students to campus with a celebratory roar. The Cat’s Back event, ” is an afternoon of activities designed to entertain, inform and inspire. This year, The Cat's Back event is on Wednesday, August 29th from 4:00 p.m. — 7:00 p.m. at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center

The Cat’s Back event serves as the official kick–off for the “UH Weeks of Welcome”.  This event is now in its tenth year, and faculty and staff members are encouraged to help make this a day to remember for both new and returning students.

“After a decade of excitement, the anticipation for this event has continued to grow, it offers students the perfect opportunity to make friends, have fun and learn what Cougar pride is all about."

- Keith Kowalka
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs-Student Life
Chair, Cat's Back


UH Bookstore BTS Extended Hours!

7:45am – 9:00pm

Bowling

Baptist Student Ministry
8:00pm after Cat's Back @ UC Games Room

Description : Free bowling with the people of BSM.

August 30

UH Bookstore BTS Extended Hours!

7:45am – 9:00pm

Workshop - Time Management: Chillax...Time Is on Your Side

UH Wellness
11:00am @ Campus Recreation & Wellness Center, Suite 1038 (Wellness)

Description : This free workshop is designed to get your semester off to the right start by focusing on time management skills. Learn how to plan ahead, set deadlines for yourself, and avoid last minute cramming! Reduce your stress by getting organized!

Vice Presidents Ice Cream Social

Center for Student Involvement
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. @ UC Circle Drive

Description : Come get ice cream scooped by a Vice President!  Come meet some veeps, get a cool treat, and enjoy a little back-to-school festivity.

Rock Your Resume

University Career Services
1:00pm @ 106 Student Service Center 1 (Bldg. #524)

Description : Need to write a resume but aren't sure where to start?  Learn resume writing tips and strategies to best market yourself to employers and increase your chances of generating interviews!

The Collegiate Kick Off

The Collegiate 100 Women/The Collegiate 100 Men
4:00pm – 8:00pm @ Lynn Eusan Park

Description : Launch of The Collegiate 100 Chapters on campus featuring free food, drinks, and a DJ. The Kickoff also marks the beginning of our Back to School Drive for the Houston Area Women's Center, a shelter for abused and battered women and children. Students can bring school supplies and new or gently used clothing to the kick-off and various locations on campus until September 14, 2012.

RAW

Baptist Student Ministry
7:00pm @ BSM building on corner of Calhoun and University

Description : Kick-off for the weekly worship event! Free food, spiritual songs, and teaching on the word.

August 31

UH Bookstore BTS Extended Hours!

7:45am – 5:00pm

Howdy Party

Baptist Student Ministry
7:00pm @ BSM building on corner of Calhoun and University

Description : New to Texas? This is the place for you. We will have line-dancing, BBQ, pecan pie, horseshoes, bingo, and other Texas things! Everyone is welcome no matter where you are from!

Cougar Nights

8:00 – midnight @ University Center
Description: Come on over to the UC for an evening full of activities, including live music, Men In Black III, karaoke, crafts, Zumba, video game competitions, snacks, and much more!

September 1

UH Bookstore BTS Extended Hours!

9:00am – 3:00pm

Tailgating

Baptist Student Ministry
3:00pm @ BSM or meet us at the stadium

Description : We are going to grill out and enjoy the atmosphere before the game! Come and enjoy with us.

New Student Tailgate

4:15pm : Depart from Residence Hall swith your Coog Family or meet us at Robertson Stadium.
Description : Join the University of Houston for the Opening Home Football Game as the Guest of Honor. Enjoy the New Student Tailgate before the game then stay to be the University's Special Guest! Come out and watch your Cougars fight against the Tesas State Bobcats! Free food, music, and fun. Flyer

University of Houston Football vs. Texas State

7:00 PM @ Robertson Stadium
Description : Home opener football game against Texas State. 1000 T-Shirts given out to the first 1k students! Get your Red on and support your Coogs in the last season at Robertson Stadium.

September 4

Breakfast and Bible Study

Baptist Student Ministry
8:00am @ BSM building on corner of Calhoun and University

Description : Instead of sitting in your car until class starts you should come and get some free breakfast and some bible study!

Free Lunch

Baptist Student Ministry
11:00am – 2:00pm @ BSM building on corner of Calhoun and University
Description : Free food and free friends!

You're Hired! Interviewing Skills Workshop

University Career Services
11:00am @ 106 Student Service Center 1 (#524)

Description : Nervous about interviewing? Interview skills are the most important job search skills you can learn. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your next interview. Campus, behavioral, and first- and second-round interviews will be discussed.

Campus Recruitment Workshop

University Career Services
5:00pm @ 106 Student Service Center 1 (#524)

Description : Interested in participating in campus recruitment (on-campus interviews)?  Attend a Campus Recruitment Workshop to learn how to request interviews with recruiters who will be interviewing for full-time, career-level and internship positions.

September 5

Breakfast and Bible Study

Baptist Student Ministry
8:00am @ BSM building on corner of Calhoun and University

Description : Got that parking spot and class doesn't start for four hours, huh? We got some free breakfast and bible for you.

Campus Recruitment Workshop

University Career Services
11:00am @ 106 Student Service Center 1

Description : Interested in participating in campus recruitment (on-campus interviews)?  Attend a Campus Recruitment Workshop to learn how to request interviews with recruiters who will be interviewing for full-time, career-level and internship positions.

UC Welcome Back and Cougar Resource Fair

11:30 AM – UC Houston Room

The annual University Center (UC) Welcome Back has grown over the past decade, much to the delight of students, staff, and faculty. This year's event will commence at 11:30AM in the Houston Room, located on the second floor of the UC.

The opportunity to win huge prizes is one of the many draws to attending the UC Welcome Back and Cougar Resource Fair. This year, the UC will celebrate the beginning of the new school year by giving students a chance to win prizes such as an IPAD 3, $150 Barnes & Noble Gift card, Beats Head Phones and much more.

Along with FREE food, the UC Welcome Back will feature an Ice Cream Eating Race, UC Jeopardy and a chance to learn about the many resources located at the UC and around campus as part of the Cougar Resource Fair.


Food For Thought Workshop - Success at College: Creating Balance between School, Work & Relationships

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
12 PM – 1 PM @ Student Service Center 1 Building, Conference Room 210D

Description : This workshop is open to all UH students, faculty and staff.  Come learn the necessary skills to balance the responsibilities of school, work, friends and family.  Individuals will learn time management skills, how to manage stress and how to be assertive.  All workshop participants will receive 2 cougar trading cards!

Workshop - Nutrition FAQ's: Inquiring Minds Want to Know!

UH Wellness
2:00pm @ Campus Recreation & Wellness Center, Suite 1038 (Wellness)
Description : This free workshop will addess some common questions and misconceptions about nutrition including "just how bad are artificial sweetners" and "what's the deal with low carb diets?". Whether you're wanting to avoid the Freshmen 15 or just want to make better choices about eating, come join us!

Rock Your Resume Workshop

University Career Services
2:00pm @ 106 Student Service Center 1 (#524)

Description : The purpose of the resume is to get you the job interview. Many job candidates are screened out at the resume stage of the search. This workshop will help you prepare a polished, professional resume that will increase your chances of generating job interviews.

General Interest Meeting

Homecoming Board
4PM - 5PM @ KIVA Room (Farish Hall)

Description : Come learn about how to get involved and participate in Homecoming 2012!

SPB Presents: Comedian J. Chris Newberg

Student Program Board
7:00pm – 9:00pm @ UC Houston Room

Description : Students will be able to come and enjoy an evening of comedy with J. Chris Newberg provided by the Student Program Board.

SGA Senate Meeting

Student Government Association
7:30pm @ Rockwell Pavilion - M.D. Anderson Memorial Library

Description : First Senate meeting of the fall semester. For more information visit: www.uh.edu/sga

September 6

Student Organization Fair

Center for Student Involvement
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM @ Lynn Eusan Park (Rain Location: Houston Room)

Description : Come check out the Student Organization Fair on Thursday, September 6th from 11 AM to 1 PM. Come talk and meet representatives from over 150+ Registered Student Organizations. There will be free food and prizes!

How to Work a Career Fair

University Career Services
1:00pm @ 106 Student Service Center 1 (#524)

Description : Career fairs give you the opportunity to meet and network with a number of actively hiring employers in a short period of time, but you have to do more than press your suit and print copies of your resume to succeed. This workshop will offer helpful tips and strategies to help you make the most of a career fair.

MVP Informational

Metropolitain Volunteer Program
5:00 – 6:30 p.m @ Oberholtzer Hall Ballroom

Description : Come and get cool and fun information about volunteering on campus and off campus. Win cool and fun prizes and enjoy yummy food.

RAW- Worship at Lynn Eusan Park

Baptist Student Ministry
7PM @ BSM building on corner of Calhoun and University; Lynn Eusan Park

Description : Worship with a full band, ice cream to follow at the BSM building.

September 7

University of Houston Volleyball vs. UTSA

7:00 PM @ Athletics Alumni Center
Description : Volleyball home opener against the UTSA Roadrunners.

SPB Presents: Dive-in Movie - The Avengers

Student Program Board
8:00pm – 10:30pm @ Campus Recreation and Wellness Center

Description : The Student Program Board will be hosting a dive-in movie, The Avengers, at the Rec Center.

September 8

Tailgating

Baptist Student Ministry
4:00pm @ BSM Building corner of Calhoun and University

Description : Tailgating before the big game! Come grill some food and enjoy with us!

University of Houston Football Game vs. LA Tech

7:00PM @ Robertson Stadium
Description : 1000k T-Shirts given to the first 1k Students!