A Publication of UHD Public AffairsJune 22, 2010
UHD Hispanic Quiz team members featured on Viva Houston Sunday. Watch the tape if you missed the show.
Coming up at UHD.....
IT Training will host June 24 Lunch & Learn on Blackboard New Generation.
'Mind Your Own Business' Workshop on tap for Friday.
'Get The Scoop' information sessions on employee benefits changes to start.
See UHD's Hispanic Quiz team members on Channel 13's Viva Houston show Congratulations to members of UHD's Hispanic College Quiz team. Members were featured on Channel 13's Viva Houston show Sunday, June 20, with host Erik Barajas, left. The group taped a segment of Viva Houston. 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.
If you didn't have a chance to catch the show June 20, click here for a taped video. Once on the Viva Houston website, click the third box under the screen for segment 3 of the June 20 show.
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 during Viva Houston when the author of "Hispanic Firsts: 500 Years of Extraordinary Achievement" joined them on the set. 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. Watch the show to see what happened.
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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.
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Get the Scoop sessions on changes to
employee benefits start this weekPending
changes to the Employees Retirement System (ERS) benefits will be
explained during a series of Get the Scoop information sessions,
starting with the first session from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 24, in
the Library Event Room.
UHD's summer enrollment for employees to
make changes to their group insurance coverage runs from July 5 to 30
this year, so the Get the Scoop meetings offer good opportunities to
better understand benefit changes and to ask questions about the pending
changes to the FY 2011 benefits.
Get the Scoop sessions will
help employees make informed decisions. Scoops of ice cream will be
served. Additional sessions - all from 2 to 4 p.m. - are planned for:
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July 7, Library Event Room
- Monday, July 12, White Oak Room
July 15, White Oak Room
- Tuesday, July 20, Library Event Room
July 26, Library Event Room
Entrepreneurship Workshop set for UHD College of Business
Friday, June 25 UHD's College of Business and MYOBusiness have teamed up to
offer a daylong workshop for entrepreneurs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday,
June 25, in Room B140 of the Shea Street Building. Dubbed "Mind Your
Own Business Entrepreneurship Workshop," the session is designed for
longtime business owners, those just starting out or those whose
business remains in the dream stage.
Working entrepreneurs will
share real-life scenarios, address critical issues, offer proactive
marketing and sales strategies and information on best practices.
Presenters include Ken Jones, director of UHD's Center for
Entrepreneurship; Deborah Hroch, president of Hroch & Associates;
and Scott Black, president of MarSell & Associates. The June 25
workshop is the first of an upcoming series of workshops; registration
remains open for the July 23 session.
Admission is free to UHD
students and alumni if they register using code STU0625 and using a
student ID. Cost is $295 for other registrants. Registration
is available online. Additional information is
available on the MYOBusiness website.
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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.
State Farm reps at College of Business this summer during information series State Farm will have representatives in the College of Business lobby from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, and Tuesday, July 13, to offer information on careers at their company. Faculty members are encouraged to make students from all majors aware of these open information sessions.
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 Training for Faculty-Staff-AlumniBlackboard
for IT training
opportunities at the links below. To schedule a one-on-one appointment
assistance, please call 713-221-8200.
1 to 2 p.m. - Turnitin
Monday, June 28
1 to 2 p.m. - Photostory
Thursday, June 24
to 11 a.m. - Word: Creating Fliers
Tuesday, June 29
1 to 2:30 p.m. - PowerPoint: Using Multimedia
Wednesday, June 23
2 to 3
p.m. - PhotoShop: Photo Retouching
Wednesday, June 30
10 to 11:30 a.m. - PhotoShop: Filters, Brushes and Patterns
See all current training available.
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