Today at UHD.....
Search for new Sr. VP and Provost for Academic Affairs closed; new search slated for August.
House starts at 2:30 p.m. today for seniors interested in
master's degree in professional writing and technical communication(MSPWTC).
Winners of this year's UHD Staff Awards announced.
University Theatre announces 2010-2011 play schedule.
UHD closes search for new Sr. VP and Provost for Academic Affairs; new search committee planned for August
UHD has closed its current search for a new Senior Vice
President and Provost for Academic Affairs and will open a new search in August.
Search Committee Chair Don Bates said Monday that he recommended
closing the search and starting over in August with the hope of filling the
position by the beginning of spring semester 2011.
"It is regrettable when
a search fails, but not unusual with positions at this level, and it is
important that we find the right person," Bates said.
UHD President Bill Flores thanked search committee
members for their service and said he will appoint a new committee in August. He said he will make additional decisions
about the position in the weeks ahead.
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Open house today for seniors interested in UHD's MS in Professional Writing & Tech. Communication degree programUHD seniors interested in a Master of Science in Professional Writing and Technical Communication (MSPWTC) degree are invited for dessert and an informational session any time between 2:30 and 6 p.m. today in Room S-1070.
This degree is useful to many
majors, including English, history, professional writing, psychology and
social sciences. The MSPWTC can be your entrée to the workplace, or law school or a doctorate program.
UHD graduates apply the communication skills gained in the program to Houston
employers in the oil and gas industry, the Texas Medical Center, computer software
and technology and other areas of the Houston economy.
The closest school offering the
equivalent of UHD's MS in Professional Writing and Technical Communication is
Texas Tech in Lubbock. For more information on the MSPWTC
program, view the program's Web page.
Students can start the program in Fall
2010 or Spring 2011, or they can jumpstart the program by taking one or two
graduate courses this summer as a post-baccalaureate student.
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UHD's top Staff Award winners announced in May 7 event
UHD's annual Staff Awards celebration May 7 attracted a full house in the Special Events Room as employees attended to cheer on this year's winners announced by Staff Council.
This year's winners are:
Staff Fun Awards included: Rookie of the Year, Bobbie Horack; Whistle While You Work, Myrtie Groves; Going the Extra Mile, Kathy Painter; Best Boss, LaTasha Goudeau; Rising Star, Patricia Santos.
- Office & Clerical Merit Award: Cindy Evans, administrative assistant II, Natural Sciences
- Professional Staff Merit Award: Heather Davis, department business administrator II, Natural Sciences
- President's Choice Award: Ricardo Reyna, UHD police officer (Reyna also received his 15-year service award)
The ceremony included years of service awards, with UHD employee Kenneth Oberhoff, associate dean in the College of Sciences and Technology, receiving recognition for 35 years with UHD, and Craig Stagg, labor technician with Facilities Management, being honored for 30 years. Employees who earned degrees also were recognized at the afternoon ceremony.
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Theatre group sets schedule of plays for upcoming semesters
We can plan on drama in our lives in upcoming months as the University Theatre Drama group announced its play schedule for the 2010-2011 seasons at the O'Kane Theatre.
The schedule includes the following great works:
Topping off the theatre's academic year will be the Drama
Trip to London from May 14 to 24, 2011.
- Summer 2010
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, produced in
conjunction with UHD's new summer theatre company, "The
Dates: June 25 to July 11
- Fall 2010
A full student production of David Mamet's Oleanna.
Aug. 26 to 29
The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman.
Dates: Oct. 29 to Nov. 6
Fifteen student-directed One-Act Plays. Dates: Nov. 19 to 22
A SIP's (Student-Initiated Project) production of an
play, La Señora Martin.
Dates: Dec. 2 to 4
- Spring 2011
You Can't Take It With You by Moss Hart and George S.
Kaufman. Dates: April 1 to 9
Make plans to attend the major productions and the
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UHD's Alpha Kappa Omega Induction held in library May 7
Alpha Kappa Omega, the UHD Chapter
of Sigma Tau Delta's International English Honor Society, held its Spring
2010 Induction and Honor Cord Ceremony for English majors and minors who meet
the organization's academic requirements May 7 in the Rockwell Room of W.I. Dykes Library.
Pictured above are members, honored graduates and new inductees. They are, front row from left, Yolanda Bridges, Malcolm Robins Jr., Wendy Pena, Cynthia Herrera, Enrique Tamez and Dorothy Wilson. Back row, from left, Jaime Puente, Gustavo Jacobo and Amy Hastings.
The event was a semi-formal luncheon and official procedure for bestowing honors,
including induction certificates, pins, cords and stoles.
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'Implementing Differentiated Instruction in Higher Education' round table held at UHD May 7
Tanya Santangelo, associate professor of special education at Arcadia University, conducted a multidisplinary round table seminar on "Implementing Differentiated Instruction in Higher Education" to a group of 65 full-time and part-time UHD faculty members May 7 at the Commerce Street Building. Above Santangelo, standing, discusses issues with Akif Uzman, Byron Christmas, Pam Auburn, Hamida Qavi and Mian Jiang.
Faculty participants represented UHD's fields of Communication, Education, English, History, Life Sciences, Math, Physical Sciences and Political Science.
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Shea Street Atrium Entrance will be Closed after
Spring Finals May 14-24
Management will shut down the Shea Street Building atrium entrance at 7 p.m. Friday, May 14, until 7 a.m. Monday, May 24, to relocate fire systems in the atrium
ceiling for the summer installation of art work.
to the building can be gained by the parking garage elevators or the
entry stairs on Main Street and Naylor.
In addition to the entrance, other closed areas of the Shea Street Building include:
Questions about the closures can be directed to Kimberly Morisak, director of
contracted services for Facilities
Management, at 713-221-8518 or Morisak@uhd.edu.
open stairs in the Shea Street Building atrium and the building main entry
doors near the guard station will be shut down.
- The open stairs on the south side of the
leading from the 4th floor College of Business offices to the atrium 1st floor also will be closed.
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Take UHD's Advisory Straw Poll on proposed new names
UHD has prepared an online advisory straw poll Web site on the two proposed
new names for the University of Houston-Downtown -- City University and Houston City University.
Participants are asked to identify themselves as students, faculty, staff or alumni, and each person can complete one questionnaire. You can access the Web site directly at this link:
You can also reach the Web site via a Name Change Straw Poll icon in the upper left corner of the e-services page at this link:
Participants are also invited to visit the Web sites of other universities to see how they've taken advantage of their "City" names and locations.
The straw poll will remain open for faculty, staff and students until 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 14. Alumni will have until 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 21, to give them time to receive notification in the upcoming issue of New Horizons.
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UHD Sports & Fitness Awards Banquet to celebrate student athletes set for May 21Register now for the 14th Annual Sports & Fitness Awards Banquet scheduled for 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 21, in UHD's Special Events Center. Tickets can be purchased at the Student Life Center for $10 apiece.
The annual event includes a dinner and celebration for UHD athletes who participate in UHD's numerous sports programs. An after-party is scheduled at Bamboo. Remember, no tickets are available at the door, so please purchase them early. A banquet flier is available here.
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UHD professor among international group at recent Oxford Round Table
UHD's Carolyn Ashe, professor of management, marketing and business administration, was one of 27 international scholars invited to participate in the March 20-26 Oxford Round Table at Oxford University in England.
The international session focused on "Ethical Sentiments and the World Financial Crisis" and was an invitation-only round table. Ashe, director of UHD's Institute for Business, Ethics and Public Issues, is known nationally and internationally for her work in the field of ethics. She is also a past winner of the UHD Award for Excellence in Teaching and the IT award for Online Teacher of the Year. For more information on the Oxford Round Table and its history, see its Web site.
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College of Business maintains prestigious AACSB accreditation
College of Business Dean Don Bates, center, accepts re-accreditation status from AACSB-International representative Jerry E. Trapnell, left, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer, and John J. Fernandes, right, president and CEO.
AACSB - or The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - has a goal of advancing "quality management education worldwide through accreditation and thought leadership." UHD's College of Business is among the less than 5 percent of the world's business schools that has received and maintained AACSB International accreditation.
Click the news release for a more complete story. See the AACSB International Web site for more information.
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Commerce Street Building elevator project scheduled for May 17-28
UHD Facilities Management will perform
modifications to elevator 53, which serves the south portion of the Commerce
Street Building, starting May 17 and running through May 28.
No access to elevator 53 will be available during the work. The two passenger elevators located in the front of the
Commerce Street Building will operate normally and won't be affected
by this project.
Once the modifications are complete, elevator 53 will have an additional set of doors on the first floor to make the Commerce Street Building more convenient and accessible. The new
elevator doors will be located on the first floor adjacent to the stairs and
student study area in the south end of the building.
Questions should be addressed to Eric Reimer at 713-221-8234 or email@example.com. Facilities Management thanks the UHD community and Commerce Street Building visitors for their cooperation during the project.
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Facilities Management will test fire protection systems May 17-28
Facilities Management will perform semi-annual testing and
maintenance of the campus fire detection / notification / suppression systems
(and related elevator fire service re-call, air handler shut-downs, fire-door
hold-open devices and stair pressurization controls) beginning May 17 through May 28. All campus buildings will be addressed during this period.
Due to the size of the systems, the contractors involved and the
cost of the labor required to do the work, this testing must be performed
during normal business hours. Please consider this an opportunity for the
university community to become familiar with these fire and life safety systems
and the campus emergency public address system.
An announcement will be made over the PA system prior to the
alarms being sounded to inform the occupants of the test. The alarms and strobe
lights will then be engaged briefly and certified by the technicians. An
announcement will be made after the conclusion of each segment of the audible
and visual alarm testing.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Questions can be sent to:
Assistant V.P. - Facilities
Facilities Management Department
University of Houston - Downtown
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Academic Assessment will offer 'Closing the Loop' session May 18 Academic Assessment plans one remaining "Closing the Loop" session this semester from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, in N-1099.
These sessions are open to faculty, department assessment coordinators, deans and department chairs.
For questions or to schedule individual sessions, please call
Register here for the semester's final "Closing the Loop" session.
Summer a good time to use data and help from UHD's Career Services
Summer is the perfect time to encourage students to use Career
Services. The office can help with career counseling, finding a job or
internship, reviewing resumes and interview coaching. Encourage
students to register with jobs4gators
they will be kept informed of workshop dates, employer visitations and the nearly 200 employment and internship opportunities available in the Career Services database.
Faculty members who would like access to jobs4gators may contact Career Services at 713-221-8980 or UHDCareer@uhd.edu.
Here is just a partial list of potential employers to share with students:
Allied Integrated Marketing - Marketing Intern
ARES Corporation - Engineer
Barbara Bush Library - Summer Internship
CMT Creative Marketing - Web Development
Corporate Collaborations - Senior Specialist, Controls & Policies
Council for Environmental Education - Summer Intern
Cram Crew - Verbal Tutor/Passionate Writer/Mentor
Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney's Office - Student Aide Clerk
Dominos Pizza (Corporate, not Sales) - Upper Management Paid
Environmental Protection Agency - Auditor, GS-0511-12
Ergos Technology - IT Internship
Farmers Insurance - Lara Agency - Customer Service Representative
First Congregational Church of Houston - Director of Christian
Goodman Manufacturing Co. - Management Trainee
Houston Area Women's Center - Residential Mentor (bilingual);
Summer Children & Youth Facilitator
Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston - Volunteers (possible field
Judy Dougherty for Judge Campaign - Internship
Mandola's Warehouse - General Retail
McConnell Jones Lanier & Murphy LLP - Entry Level Staff Auditor
Merisol USA LLC - Help Desk Support Specialist
Missouri City Municipal Court - Internship
North Star Consultants of Texas - Financial Advisor
Pineywoods Community Academy - Secondary Teacher
Texas Campus Compact - Internship/Scholarship
Texas Department of Banking - Financial Examiner V
The Black Town Movement Project - Summer Internship
Universities Space Research Association - Career Exploration
Univision Radio - Account Executive (and many others)
Wealth Design Group - Field Representative
Workforce Solutions - various summer jobs
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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.
Friday, May 14 Internet Applications
10 to 11 a.m. - MS Visio: Charts
1 to 2 p.m. - Photostory
Wednesday, May 12
10 to 11:30 a.m. - Excel: Basics
See all current IT training available
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