A&F S.P.I.R.I.T. Newsletter Feb 2019: Forward Momentum with UHPD Behind the Badge and More!
02/28/2019, 03:15:01 PM
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  February 2019

Forward Momentum – UHPD Behind the Badge and More!

This month, we continue our outstanding strategic progress on key initiatives across the entire A&F Division as we are fast approaching the inaugural UHPD Behind the Badge event slated for March 4, which represents the first safety community partner resource fair and opportunity to showcase our appreciation for UHPD and our safety partners across the campus community.

As "co-producers" of safety, each of us has a role in the Stay Cougar S.A.F.E. initiative, and I am pleased to see this accountability in many ways, including among safety signage at the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center, during "Safety Moments" that begin team meetings, as well as in many other programs and campus opportunities through the UH community and beyond.

As we continue forward, I would encourage all of you to send along examples from your respective program areas of ways you and your teams are embracing being "co-producers" of safety to CFO@uh.edu. I look forward to your input and seeing you at the UHPD Behind the Badge Safety Appreciation Event!

Best regards,

Jim McShan
Senior Vice Chancellor and
Senior Vice President


Entire Campus Community Invited
to Participate in Behind the Badge Event

Mix and mingle with UHPD's finest at this inaugural safety and appreciation gathering, which takes place from 3 to 6 p.m. March 4 in Lynn Eusan Park. Safety resources, refreshments, giveaways and information tables are among the planned activities that will give everyone the chance to learn how we all can be a co-producer of safety. There will also be a blood drive.

Arbor Day Foundation Designates
UH as a Tree Campus USA Institution

For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Houston has earned this distinction, which recognizes schools for being active stewards of the natural landscape of their campuses. The more than 3,350 trees on campus play an integral part of the University's identity.

Copy, Print and Delivery Services Sets Future
Course Through Rebranding, Added Services

The department that has provided printing services at UH for nearly 70 years has undergone a transformation as it repositions itself to better serve the campus community and beyond in the coming years and decades. One thing still remains the same – it continues to offer a price-matching policy on every service and product it offers.

Annual Report Highlights Impact, Reach
of Houston Public Media Over the Past Year

Houston Public Media has released its annual impact report, which measures and highlights its overall reach in the greater Houston area during the past year. The 2018 report focuses on the station’s mission pillars – arts and culture, education, news and public affairs, and public safety – and details the quality storytelling, trusted journalism and resources it makes available to the communities it serves.

Human Resources Shows its Heart
by Donating Food, Funds to PEEPs Pantry

Human Resources partnered with the College of Education and held a food drive for the PEEPs (Personal Early Educational Performance) Pantry, which helps UH students in need.  HR donated cash and 32 pounds of food and hygiene products. Six representatives from the department surprised PEEPs Coordinator Laura Lee by bringing in the donations unannounced.

Putting on a Good Face: One at a Time,
Campus Buildings Get a Thorough Cleaning

Noticed that some of the buildings on campus seem a little brighter? That's because Facilities Services has been cleaning their exteriors, one building at a time. The difference in the before and after photos is stunning, including the M.D. Anderson Library and the Ezekiel W. Cullen Building.

Parking Guidance System in Garages Allows
Permit Holders to Find Open Spaces Quicker

All four parking garages at UH are sporting new parking guidance systems, which have two main benefits. First, the color lighting system helps permit holders find open spaces quicker. Second, it allows Parking and Transportation to more accurately track the number of cars in a garage at any given time. When the fifth garage opens this fall, it also will have the new system.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Help UH
Move Up in RecycleMania Rankings

UH is once again participating in RecycleMania, a friendly competition for colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. Every week in February and March, the UH Office of Sustainability is reporting the amount of recycling and trash collected on campus, which is then used to rank schools in various categories.  Track the latest nationwide results each week, and see what other RecycleMania activities are planned on campus.

Film Screening Partnership Allows for
Meaningful Talk on Sustainable Practices

The UH Office of Sustainability partnered with the Student Centers for a Feb. 26 screening of the film "A Plastic Ocean," which was followed by an educational and engaging discussion about how plastic is taking over the habitats and ecosystems of various sea creatures and the impact on the food chain.

UH Team Practices Emergency

Life-Saving Skills at CERT Rodeo

The Community Emergency Response Team from the University of Houston practiced its life-saving and disaster relief skills in a series of challenging drills at the Harris County Citizens Corps' CERT Rodeo, which took place Feb. 9. Teams from across the state participated in the annual event. The UH team placed among the top scores at the competition.


Police Chief to Discuss Co-Producer Approach
to Safety at NACAS Regional Conference

UHPD's Ceaser Moore Jr. will discuss how the A&F Division at UH has embraced the innovative proactive methodology that emphasizes campus safety is incumbent on the active participation of all target audiences, including staff, students, faculty and visitors. His presentation is set for March 31 at the national higher education professional trade organization's South Annual Conference in Destin, Florida.

It was a 'Fare' Fight: UH System's Alex Brugger
Tries to Taste Victory on 'Beat Bobby Flay'

Armed with 30 years of culinary experience, Alex Brugger, senior executive chef of the University of Houston System, got a chance to show off his skills before a nationwide audience when he was invited to appear on an episode of the Food Network's "Beat Bobby Flay." If you missed it, it is scheduled to air at least two more times in the coming weeks.

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