A&F Newsletter - Fall 2020
09/29/2020, 03:20:02 PM
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Comprised of accolades and appointments as well as valuable "news you can use," each edition of the newsletter highlights key information and resources across the Division and from UH community partners. The publication is sent to all Division of Administration & Finance Staff. To submit story ideas, click here

News & Updates

Fond farewell and heartfelt thanks to UH CFO Jim McShan

Click here to watch a very special video tribute to Jim McShan upon his retirement after 37 years of service to the University and read more about his UH System legacy as featured in The Daily Cougar.

Equal Opportunity Services (EOS) Resources Guide Provides Valuable Support Services

"Here to Help, Support Resources Guide" developed by EOS includes comprehensive support services, reporting and contact information for faculty, students and staff. For more information, click here.

Skip the Line, Save Time -- Coog Services are now QLess!

From Cougar Card and Parking & Transportation Services to Delivery Services and the Cashier's Office, this digital queuing system allows customers to remotely reserve a spot using your smartphone or computer. Join online and you'll receive a text when you when you've reached the front of the line! To learn more, click here.

University Information Technology Introducing 2-Factor Authentication

In order to make university data and personal information more secure, UIT is implementing 2-factor authentication. The process will ensure that the user who is accessing the data has the clearance to do so.

New Director of Occupational Health Services Now Onboard

With more than 14 years of experience, Dawn Mopkins joined Campus Safety after having served at Shell Oil Company. She earned a bachelor's of science in nursing, as well as a master's of science in nursing administration from UH-Victoria, master’s of public health and is currently working toward a doctorate in nursing science from Texas Women's University. Welcome, Dawn!

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Office of Administration Launches "Path to Reopen" Training

Providing "just-in-time" training from operations and University partners, the ongoing training series continues to inform, educate and provide valuable information for entire team led by Emily A. Messa, PhD, CASP.

UH Campus Store Offers Multiple Shopping Opportunities

Check out the latest UH gear, tech promotions, textbooks, supplies and more. From in-person to online ordering, see the many ways to shop! 

"Sally" the Salad Robot Arrives at UH

Create your own customized salad with the touch of a button! Available now at Student Center South.

Have You Uploaded Your Photo?

Be sure to submit your photo for your Cougar Card today if you have not already done so! All Cougar Card photos should follow these general guidelines. For more step-by-step details, click here.

Check out the Fall Dining Updates

Although UH Dining is doing things a little differently this fall semester, your health and safety remain our top priority. Please visit our website for updates on safe, innovative and convenient ways to dine on campus.

Houston Public Media's Career Frontier: Exploring Success in the Changing Workplace

Check out the latest series led by Lisa Shumate, author, coach and General Manager of Houston Public Media for valuable insight and information as she connects with industry leaders, CEOs and business experts for the latest perspectives on career developments in today's times. In a world where Houstonians are struggling with record unemployment and extreme changes to work routines, this is one stand-out series you don't want to miss!

College Services Magazine Features UH Dining

"COVID-19 on College Campuses: Providing Basic Needs at the University of Houston During a Public Health Crisis," by Rosie Ashley, program director, UH Auxiliary Services, was published by College Services magazine, a publication of the National Association of College Auxiliary Services.

UH System Facilities Forum 2020 Highlights

The UH Facilities Forum is an annual two-day event specifically targeted at all UH System’s facilities leaders and key partners. Providing relevant presentations on topics of concern and interest to today’s higher education facilities leaders, a total of nine workshops were presented.

‘Color Field’ Comes to UH in October

Brightly colored, large-scale sculptures will be dispersed across the UH campus this October in an exciting new exhibition embodying the mantra that art is all around us. “Color Field” is the first curated exhibition of outdoor sculpture at the University.

Awards & Accolades

NACAS 2020 Award Honors Office of Administration

Four team members of the Office of Administration will be honored at the upcoming NACAS Awards 2020 ceremony in October for "breaking new ground, implementing innovation and achieving success." To learn more about the award criteria, click here.


Facilities Joujou Zebdaoui Honored by UH Libraries

Congratulations to Director Joujou Zebdaoui for being selected for the 2020 Dean's Advocate Award. Nominated by John Lehner for her leadership on the complicated access gates project. Joujou Zebdaoui is the director of Campus Construction Services as part of UH Facilities/Construction Management Department. To learn more, click here.

A&F Internal Communications Named Finalist for Two PRSA Houston Excalibur Awards

For the second year in a row, the A&F Internal Communications team was recognized as a finalist in the upcoming PRSA Houston Excalibur Awards ceremony to be held in October. This year, the honors recognize two signature events: UH Finals Mania: UH Division of A&F "Passion for Pancakes" Supports Student Success and UHPD Behind the Badge: UH A&F Launches Inaugural UHPD Co-Producer of Safety Engagement Event. PRSA Houston's Excalibur Awards honor outstanding public relations professionals, programs and tactics.

Celebrating Six Months with Executive Director Magda Alanis

Since joining UH in January, Alanis has already tackled many tough challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more, click here.

Facilities/Construction Management Recognizes Employee Contributions

Four awards were given by Associate Vice Chancellor/Associate Vice President David Oliver for excellence during a virtual departmental town hall. To read about these accolades and honors, click here.

Calendar of Events

Now Through October 9
UH Rec Sports Fitness Challenge. Step Challenge, VIrtual 5K and Virtual Triathlon

September 29, 2020 - 5 pm to 6 pm
Live Artist Conversation featuring Nick DeVries and Jason Makepeace

September 30, 2020 - 2:00 pm
Deb Huebler is speaking on a NACAS virtual roundtable titled: "Managing Security and Safety With Return to Campus"

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays
Free Zoom Yoga! Open the "Physical Wellness" tab

October 17-24: Hess Houston Corporate 5K & 10K Virtual Run/Walk 
Join Team University of Houston team today! The first 100 UH employees to sign up will receive 50% OFF ENTRY To register, simply click here and go to the UH team page.

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