Today at UHD.....
USA Today's Collegiate Readership Program presents overview for UHD community.
UHD Fine Arts Festival has kick-off party and music on North Deck.
First of two resume-writing workshops this week starts at 10 a.m. today.
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USA Today will be on campus this morning at 8:30 a.m. in the Cullen
Robertson Auditorium, Academic Building, to
present an overview of its Collegiate Readership Program.
Faculty members, administrators, staff and
students can attend and learn more about the program and how it interfaces with
classrooms, civic engagement projects and student success. Refreshments will be served.
USA Today designed the collegiate program to
promote civic engagement, global awareness and media literacy on campuses
across the country by exposing students to the news in their living, learning
and community spaces.
More than 500 universities across the country take
part in the effort that started at Penn State about 13 years ago. By putting USA Today and sometimes one or two
local newspapers on campus each day, the program has developed more engaged and
informed collegiate communities that reflect student success. USA Today has worked with universities to
track progress through assessment efforts.
Faculty at participating institutions can
incorporate the program into a wide variety of classes, and also have access to
Web resources and case studies from arts and humanities, business, health and
science, and political science. Other resources are also available.
College writers and journalists at
participating schools can submit work to USA Today's National Gallery of
Writing. Each month USA Today
professionals work with the writers of top entries chosen for publication
providing critiques and professional guidance.
More information about the program will be
presented at the meeting.
UHD Fine Arts Festival
week starts with kick-off event and music on North Deck todayUHD
will host its annual Fine Arts Festival this week, starting with a kick-off event that includes music from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today on the North Deck.
by the Department of Arts and Humanities, the College of Humanities and Social
Sciences and the Cultural Enrichment Center, the Festival includes a variety of
events featuring the visual and performing arts at UHD and will last through
the final showing of UniversityTheatre's spring production of
You Like It" at 8 p.m. Saturday April 10.
The following is a list
of events for the week:
information about the Fine Arts Festival, please
e-mail Mark Cervenka.
- 11 a.m. to 1
p.m. today, Fine Arts
Festival Kick-Off Event, North Deck (music included)
- 11:30 a.m. to
1 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, New Arabic Language Course Celebration, Coffee
House, 3rd Floor,Academic
Building (includes an array of complimentary
8 to 10 p.m., "As You Like
It, O'Kane Theatre (see Skyline lead story for ticket information)
1:30 to 3:30
p.m. Wednesday, April 7, "As You Like It"
performance will include a 45-minute talkback session and complimentary
in the Theatre lobby after the performance.
- 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, April 8, UHD
Student Exhibition Opening Reception, O'Kane Gallery, 3rd Floor, One Main
to 10 p.m., Salsa
Squared, Coffee House, 3rd Floor, Academic Building
event will feature Salsa 2 and will include salsa, merengue, bachata and
dancing as well as a tasting competition to be judged by a panel of
students. Students from La Tertulia will
conduct a brief dance class. This event
is open to the public. For more information about Salsa 2, please e-mail
8 to 10
p.m., "As You Like It"
1:30 to 3:30
p.m. and 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 9, "As You Like It" (afternoon
performance will include a 10-minute pre-show talk)
8 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, April 10, "As
You Like It"
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Writing Center and Career Services workshop today provides resume writing assistanceThe Writing & Reading Center (WRoCK) will team up
with Career Services for two resume workshops, starting with the first session today from 10 to 11 a.m. in N-925.
The second workshop will run from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, in the same location. No registration is required for the free open sessions, which are designed to teach participants how to create new resumes or to refine existing resumes.
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Forum on Plain English provided guidelines to clearer writing and better communication
From left, UHD's Michelle Moosally, , guest speaker Tom Murawski, founder of the Murawski Group, Annetta Cheek, who spent decades focused on clearer writing of U.S. regulations, and UHD's Natalia Matveeva, , presented a daylong sessions focused on informed uses of Plain English guidelines. Several government agencies now recommend these guidelines to improve communication with the public.
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UHD Sports & Fitness offers Healthy Seminar on spring cleaning pantries and fridges April 9UHD Sports & Fitness offers another in its series of Healthy Seminars from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, April 9, in N-1099.
The free seminar is open to UHD students, faculty and staff and includes snacks and giveaways. To reserve a spot for the seminar, call 713-221-8181, e-mail Rhonda Scherer or visit the Sports & Fitness Web site. Click on the photo to enlarge the flier.
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Faculty Awards Ceremony recognizes service, development leave, and outstanding faculty April 6This year's UHD Faculty Awards Ceremony is scheduled for 2:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, in the Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium.
Faculty Development Leave Awards will be presented along with the Faculty Awards and Recognition of Years of Service.
Faculty Award finalists are: Teaching Award - Maria Bhattacharjee, Lisa Morano and Timothy Reid; Scholarship/Creative Activity Award - Yvonne Kendall, Floyd Newsum and David Ryden; and Service Award - Susan Henney, Larry Spears and Marvin Williams.
A social hour will follow the awards presentations in the Special Events Room.
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UHD's O'Kane Theatre production of Shakespeare's 'As You Like It' this week
Director Kate Pogue rehearses with David Rainey, who plays JacquesWilliam Shakespeare's romantic comedy "As You Like It" continues performances this week, with a showing at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, in UHD's O'Kane Theatre.
The remaining performances this week are:
- 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, and Friday, April 9.
Tickets are available
at the university cashier's window on the third floor during regular hours of
operation and at the O'Kane Theatre door one-half hour before performances, if any
tickets remain. Cost is $3.
- 8 p.m. Thursday, April 8; Friday, April 9; and Saturday, April 10
Come see the work of the 26-member cast and
10-member crew. Also see UHD's artist-in-residence and drama instructor David Rainey, a member of the Alley Theatre Company, in his O'Kane Theatre debut as the melancholy Jacques.
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47 UHD cadets graduate March 31
Forty-seven graduates in the UHD Criminal Justice Training Center's Basic Peace Officer Course (BPOC) Class 242 graduated in a ceremony in the Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium March 31.
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Forty-five students across 14 different majors at UHD participated in the Spring 2010 Gender Studies Conference, with sessions in Spanish and English.
Sponsored by the Department of English and the UHD Cultural Enrichment Center of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the daylong sessions often attracted overflow crowds as students, faculty and staff attended the various presentations.
In this photo above, presenter Cynthia French, a psychology major, discussed her research on why boys are more aggressive than girls. She was followed by Laura Hawkins, also a psychology major, who talked about gender roles across the species, with a presentation on the similar parental care patterns between humans and elephants. The panel session concluded with business student Linda Okoro's paper entitled "In Theaters Now: The Subjugation of Women in American Media," which discussed the rigid representations of women and the unrealistic ideals of thinness and beauty the media instill.
History professor leads downtown tour
UHD's Garna Christian, professor of history, led a walking tour through Houston's downtown historical district Thursday, with participants starting with a little history on the South Deck. The $2 contribution requested of participants was donated to the Houston Food Bank.
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Personal trainers and fitness tests available through Sports & Fitness
UHD Sports & Fitness offers reasonably priced personal trainers to help students, faculty, staff and alumni get in shape for the summer, and the training programs begin with free fitness assessments.
The assessments include information with
general guidelines and also various evaluations, including body fat
measurements, flexibility, cardiovascular and muscular strength.
Following the assessments, members can buy as many sessions as they want with one of several qualified trainers on staff for
$10 per hour for UHD students and $15 per hour for UHD faculty, staff and
Personal trainer profiles and schedules are available here. Sports & Fitness currently has personal trainer
time slots available every hour the Student Life Center is open, except Saturdays.
The Student Life Center is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays throughThursdays; from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays; and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays. To make an appointment, please
complete the PAR-Q/Health History found on the Sports & Fitness Web site and stop by the third
floor of the Student Life Center. Click here for a flier.
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Great Colleges to Work for Program 2010 employee surveys distributedThe University of Houston-Downtown is participating in
the Chronicle of Higher Education's Great Colleges to Work For Program, a study
designed to recognize institutions that have built great workplaces. Part of the program involves an employee
survey distributed to a random sample of the institution's full-time faculty,
administrators and exempt professional staff.
Survey invitations have already been distributed via e-mail to several
UHD employees. If you received the invitation to take part in the survey, please
take a moment to complete the survey.
Your honest feedback is critical to the assessment process.
This is an anonymous survey and your responses are
confidential. ModernThink LLC, a
research and consulting firm focusing on workplace excellence, will be
processing survey results.
We encourage everyone's participation! A high response
rate helps ensure accurate results and demonstrates the commitment of UHD
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The first Careers and Coffee Mixer focused on business, analytical-oriented careers in accounting, finance, CIS, math, supply chain management and risk management. The event drew 168 pre-registered students and 19 companies March 30.
Careers and Coffee Mixers offers three career workshops this week in several career fields
Services' Careers and Coffee Mixers continue this week, with the next session on science and technology careers planned for 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, in the Special Events Center.
This series of networking and recruiting events is targeted to specific majors and career
fields, and faculty members are encouraged to urge interested students to attend. Professional organization members and employers who are pre-registered with Career Services will be on hand. Examples of just a few of the employers scheduled to attend are Ensysce Biosciences Inc., M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, R&M Energy Systems and Reynolds & Reynolds.
All Careers and Coffee Mixers are from 3 to 5 p.m. and
include the following career fields:
April 6 - science and technology careers
(Engineering, Technical, IT, Math and Science)
Wednesday, April 7 - business relationship-centered
careers (Marketing, Management, HR, Communications and Public
Thursday, April 8 - public service careers (Teaching,
Law Enforcement, Social & Support Services)
For more information, click on the attached invitation. To
register, click on the attached registration form.
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UHD team will walk in April 25 March of Dimes 5-mile "March for Babies"UHD has formed a team to raise funds and walk in the 9 a.m. Sunday, April 25, March of Dimes "March for Babies," which starts at the University of Houston's Robertson Stadium.
The UHD community is invited to join the walk team or donate to the walk team's efforts online here. So far, about 30 UHD employees have signed up to walk the 5-mile distance. Funds raised in the March for Babies are used for research and programs that help mothers complete full-term pregnancies and help newborns start healthy lives.
Registration for the event begins at 8 a.m. and the walk starts at 9 a.m. To read more about the annual walk, visit the March for Babies Web site.
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of Social Work program is now accepting applications for Fall
The Social Work program
at UHD is now accepting applications for Fall 2010, and students with 27 hours
of their core courses completed can apply to the program.
Students in the Bachelor of Social Work program at UHD are acquiring the
knowledge, skills and strategies to make a difference in the world. They
are making connections with leaders in the community and will be well prepared
for a career that is in demand.
Go to the department's Web pages for complete instructions. Space
is limited so students are encouraged to apply now.
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Career Services internships and employment opportunitiesCareer Services has several internships and employment opportunities available. Here is just a partial list to share with students:
Baylor College of Medicine - Web Production Specialist
BPSOS, Inc., - numerous positions available
Chinese Culture Center - Internships and Teaching positions
Cypressbrook Company - Controller/Project Accountant
Biosciences Inc. - Research Scientist
Global Force - part-time Receptionist CPA firm
KIAH-TV Channel 39 - Internship Program
LDH Energy - Refined Products Research Analyst
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center - Publications Internship
PICS - Customer Service Representative
Energy Systems - International Finance Analyst, Accounts
Receivable Specialist, Financial Analyst
Reynolds & Reynolds - Managed Marketing Solutions Marketing Analyst, Software
Developer, Software Education Trainee, Graphic Designer, Reynolds Solutions Specialist,
Technical Writing Specialist, Network Technician
SCI - BO/Crystal Report Developer, Jr.
Student Conservation Association - Houston Crew Leaders
SSAB - Swedish Steel AB - Inside Sales and Admin Asst.
Corp. - Intern Supply Chain Management/Logistics
The Nerve and Muscle Center of Texas - Clinical Trial Recruiter
TPI Staffing - HR, Marketing, Audit, Recruit, Sales and Administrative positions listed
U.S. Department of
Labor - various positions/various languages
UNIVISION-45 - Promotions Technicians (two postings)
Urban Living - Front Desk Coordinator, Developer Consultant
Weatherford - Electro Mechanical Technician
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For more information or to apply for these internships and
employment opportunities, students should visit the jobs4gators
. Career Services has nearly 200 positions in its database.
Academic Assessment plans workshops and seminars throughout Spring Semester The Office of Academic Assessment plans a series of workshops and seminars throughout the remainder of the Spring 2010 semester, continuing with a session on Constructing Rubrics from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8, in A-701.
Sessions are open to faculty, department assessment coordinators, deans and department chairs.
Register for assessment
training at the links
below. For questions or to schedule individual sessions, please call
713-226-5594. Upcoming sessions include:
- Constructing Rubrics
3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 8, A-701.
3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 15, N-1099
3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, N-1099 Register here.
- AIM Reviewer Training
3 to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 22, all sessions in A-717
9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 23
3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 28. Register here.
- Closing the Loop
3 to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 29, A-711
3 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, May 4, N-1099
9 to 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 18, N-1099. Register here.
IT Training for Faculty-Staff-Alumni
Register for IT training
opportunities at the links below. To schedule a one-on-one appointment or other
assistance, please call 713-221-8200.
Blackboard Learning Management Thursday, April 8
1 - 2 p.m. - Blackboard: Mail, Calendar & Who's Online
1 - 2 p.m. - What's New in Excel 2007 using Go To Meeting
Wednesday, April 7
1 - 2:30 p.m. - Excel Basics
Friday, April 9
10 - 11:30 a.m. - Excel Pivot Tables
See all current IT training available
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