Administration and Finance Focus


April 2009
July 2011
Employee Spotlight �
Don Yackley

Student Spotlight �
Cindy Ha

Events Calendar


Auxiliary Services
Auxiliary Scholarships Made Easy with Online

Key Changes in July 2011

Wheeler Reconstruction Traffic Impacts

OSU Supports S-STAR Initiative

Health and Biomedical Science Center Progress


HUB Statistics for May and June 2011

Direct Deposit for Employee Reimbursements

Mileage Rate Change

Citibank P/T Cards

Payroll Suspense

Green UH
McAlister�s Deli Enters Tea Town USA contest to win $7,500 for Green UH
Green Initiatives Showcased on Display Boards

Urban Harvest � Using Nature to Control Pests

Guillermo De Los Reyes Heredia Named New Faculty-in-Residence

Bryan Haver Wins National Award

Guest Assistants on the

IT Service Request Improvements Made for On-Campus Residents

Human Resources
Benefits fair

Office Supply Swap at the Benefits Fair

Staff Tuition Scholarship applications now accepted

Parking and Transportation

Stadium Garage Construction � 15D/F Lot Realignment

Going the Distance: Browand Completes Ironman Challenge

Printing and Postal-

USPS Resumes Accepting Mail to Canada

Discount on Postage with Mobile Bar Code

UH Printing and Postal Services 5th Annual Customer Appreciation Day

Public Safety
Departmental Business Continuity Plans

Emergency Management � Hurricane Season

Learn How You Can Do YOUR Part to Prepare UH


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Good �green� deeds are not going unnoticed at service locations throughout the campus. The Green UH student marketing team collaborated with its auxiliary partners to create Green Showcase boards. Each board will be proudly displayed within the location to demonstrate its green practices and products for all to see.

Since April 2011, the Green UH student team visited auxiliary locations around the campus to perform a �green audit� and discover the efforts being made by each business. Both dining halls on campus along with the C-stores, McAlister�s Deli, Chinese Star, Tealicious, UH Bookstore, Cougar Card and the University Copy Center took part in the green project.

�From this project, we wanted to present to our students the efforts already being made within our university services so they would be more aware of the steps UH is taking to become more green,� said Suong Le, student supervisor for the Green UH student marketing team. �We hope to increase the participation in our sustainability actions and for students to use these practices throughout the campus.�

The Green Showcase boards will serve as a visual reminder to patrons to go green and do their part in making our campus more sustainable. It also allows the businesses to pat themselves on the back for their efforts and examine ways to further their green initiative.

The boards may also teach students ways they can participate in the green practices and point out certain products that they can purchase to support sustainability. For example, the UH Bookstore sells reusable tote bags or the plastic cups and utensils used at McAlister�s Deli can be recycled. UH Dining Services is hopeful the boards in its facilities will inform students of lesser-known efforts it is making to go green as well.

�We�re very excited to have the boards going up,� said Amber Arguijo, marketing coordinator for UH Dining Services. �The reusable to-go program is pretty well known but many of the other green initiatives listed on our boards are not. It�s a great way to show what we are doing and to hopefully inspire others to join in on the movement.�

With the help of the Green Showcase boards, Green UH hopes to further educate the University of Houston campus about going green. For more information on what you can do to get involved, visit