UHD Hispanic Quiz team members will be featured on Viva Houston Sunday.
Coming up at UHD.....
Training sessions today for handling UHD Contract Agreements.
State Farm reps available to
talk careers at College of
Business today. See
Career Services story below.
Canon copier and vendor show at UHD Monday, June 21.
IT Training hosting June 24 Lunch & Learn on Blackboard New Generation.
UHD's Hispanic Quiz team interviewed for June 20 Viva Houston segment Members of UHD's Hispanic College Quiz show team talked with Channel 13's Erik Barajas, left, for a segment of Viva Houston that will air at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, June 20. Photographed with Barajas are: team coach Michelle Falcon, assistant director of Student Activities; team helper and UHD senior Tracy Chanthavong; and, from left, team members Manuel Fernandez and Jose Uribe.
A full five-member team represented UHD in Chicago in April during taping of the 2010 "Know Your Heritage: Hispanic College Quiz" produced by Central City Productions. Results of that competition are embargoed until the show airs during Hispanic Heritage Month next fall.
Meanwhile, Fernandez and Uribe were put to the test again this week when the author of "Hispanic Firsts: 500 Years of Extraordinary Achievement" joined them on the set of Viva Houston. Author Nicolas Kanellos' 372-page reference book was used to formulate questions for Hispanic College Quiz, and Kanellos tested team members' knowledge again on Viva Houston by asking a few spontaneous questions.
If you miss the 11:30 a.m. Sunday show, please check Channel 13's website later for a link to the segment.
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Afternoon training session today to explain new UHD Contract AgreementsOne more training session is planned at 2 p.m. today to introduce new Contract Agreements, demonstrate the new contracting web pages and offer additional details about pending changes. UHD employees who handle contracts may attend from 2 to 3 p.m. in Room 1099-N.
Besides introducing the new agreements and the new contracting web pages, the sessions will include information on the following:
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- Restrictions on use of new Agreements
- Pricing options on the Standard Purchasing Agreement
- Use of Service Order pricing option
- Insurance requirement options and when insurance is/is not required
- Update of Contract Cover Sheet
State Farm reps at College of Business today as information series beginsState Farm will have representatives in the College of Business lobby from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today to offer information on careers at their company. Faculty members are encouraged to make students from all majors aware of these open information sessions.
Additional State Farm sessions are set for the same times on Tuesday, June 29, and Tuesday, July 13. Interested students may stop by any time between 5 and 6:30 p.m. at any of the sessions. For more
information, call 713-221-8980.
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IT to host June 24 Lunch & Learn for training on
Blackboard New Generation
Faculty members who would like to get a head start on the
pending conversion to Blackboard Next Generation (NG) - which will
replace Blackboard Vista in spring 2011 - are invited to an IT Training
Lunch & Learn. Click here to reserve a spot for the
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 24, training in the TTLC training
lab, Room A-723. Click on the above flier to read an enlarged view.
In addition, IT training opportunities for faculty, staff and alumni for next week include the following:
Blackboard Learning Management
Tuesday, June 22
1 to 2 p.m. - Turnitin
Thursday, June 24
10 to 11 a.m. - Word: Creating Fliers
Wednesday, June 23
2 to 3 p.m. - PhotoShop: Photo Retouching
Remote Desktop Tools
Monday, June 21
2 to 3 p.m. - From your own PC, using GoToMeeting
Find out, What's VPN and How Can It Help Me?
Friday, June 18
10 to 11:30 a.m. - Excel: Pivot Tables
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UHD departments invited to Canon copier presentation and vendor showUHD staff and faculty interested in learning about the latest in copiers available for department rental can plan to attend a copier presentation and Canon New Rental Contract session any time between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, June 21, in Room A-300 (White Oak Bayou Room) in the Academic Building.
A Canon representative will be on hand to demonstrate different types of copiers and how they might better meet department needs at UHD. The vendor show will run for four hours. The Purchasing department will go over your departmental needs and assist with your copier options. For a flier with details, click here.
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First summer Do-It-Yourself Sustainability workshop Friday, June 18
The UHD community is invited to
a Sustainability "Do-It-Yourself" Workshop: Make Your Own Bath Salts
from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, June 18, in room N-420.
Participants may stop in anytime during the two-hour time slot and create custom
bath salts. In the spirit of living sustainably, all colors and fragrances used
will be organic.
The workshop is free; all materials will be provided. A workshop flier is
available here. For more information, contact Carmen Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about additional summer Sustainability events, or about
sustainability in general, please visit the sustainability website. A summer schedule of events can be found here.
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UHD Urban Ed grad recognized as Texas Student Teacher of the Year
Teacher John WolfUHD Urban Education graduate John Wolf has earned the distinction of Texas Student Teacher of the Year by the Texas Directors of Field Experiences. He completed student teaching during the spring 2010 semester and graduated in May. Recently hired as a science teacher at Berry Elementary - the same school he attended as a child - Wolf will receive his official award during a state conference in October. For the rest of the story, click here.
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