A Publication of UHD Public AffairsJuly 2, 2010
Visitation today for Rita Thomason's mother who passed away.
Coming up at UHD.....
Employee benefits are changing. See story below.
Powerlifters receive Top Twenty rankings.
Career Services lists job and internship information, opportunities.
Rita Thomason's mother passed away; visitation is today, funeral is Saturday
The mother of our
colleague and dear friend, Rita Thomason, passed away this morning at the
Houston Hospice. Tommy Thomason provided these details about
Mrs. Bessie Meitzner Bean
Forest Park Lawndale Funeral
Home, 6900 Lawndale, Houston, TX 77023
Visitation: 5 to 9 p.m.
Friday, July 2,
Graveside Funeral Only: 1 p.m.
Saturday, July 3,
(Attendants will direct you where to park.)
Link to map.
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Community Involvement Center hosts blood drives next week
Community Involvement Center will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, in the coffee house benefiting the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center.
The drive will continue from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, in the same location benefiting MD Anderson Cancer Blood Center. Contact CIC at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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Community Involvement Center collects school supplies for children's center
Community Involvement Center is conducting a School Supply Drive benefiting
DePelchin Children's Center today through July 23.
Drop off in Room 204-South or email the Center for
pick-up at Alonzol@uhd.edu. Please see the
attached flier for more information.
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Summer enrollment for employee benefits is July 5 through July 30
Summer Enrollment this year begins Monday, July 5, and continues through Friday, July 30. During this period, you
will be able to log into the Employees Retirement System (ERS) website at www.ers.state.tx.us to make changes to your
current enrollment. For assistance with user name and login password, please
call ERS toll free at 877-275-4377.
The Benefits Office will be happy to
assist you with your changes. Please stop by to complete a Summer Enrollment
form. Deadline to submit Summer Enrollment forms to the Benefits Office for
processing is 5 p.m., Thursday, July 29.
Below are the changes ERS has made to
group health benefits that will affect you and your family for academic year
2011, Sept. 1, 2010 to Aug. 31, 2011:
CURRENT BENEFITS BENEFITS ON SEPT. 1
Specialist Office Visit
PCP Office Visit
In-Patient Hospitalization $100 + 20%
coinsurance $150 + 20% coins.
Co-pay $100 + 20% coinsurance No Change
Maximum $1,000 $2,000
Maximum $3,000 $7,000
Maximum $1,000 $3,000
Radiology tests (CT scan, MRI,
coins. $100 Co-pay + 20% coinsurance
Co-pay $100 + 20% coins. $150 + 20% coinsurance
coinsurance $50 Co-pay + 20% coins.
Co-pay $10/$25/$40 $15/$35/$60
· Chiropractic care coverage will be
limited to 30 visits per year, and a maximum charge of $75 per visit
· You will be able to purchase more than
30-day supply of maintenance drugs at some participating retail pharmacies with
no retail maintenance fees
For additional information, please
contact Van Le at 713-221-8443 or Betty Powell at 713-221-8072. Thank you.
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'Get the Scoop' on changes to
employee benefits, new morning sessions added Pending
changes to the Employees Retirement System (ERS) benefits will be
explained during a series of "Get the Scoop" information sessions and the next session will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, 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. Information sessions are also scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. on:
New morning sessions from 10 a.m. to noon have been added to the schedule:
- Monday, July 12, White Oak Room
July 15, White Oak Room
- Tuesday, July 20, Library Event Room
July 26, Library Event Room
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- Thursday, July 22, Library Event Room
July 23, Library Event Room
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, 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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UHD's Veterans Services and CAB partner for city event Aug. 7
UHD Veterans Services and the Campus Activities Board have
partnered to showcase UHD at the City of Houston's Veterans Affairs,
Welcome Home Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center, 1475 W. Gray.
CAB will provide
snow-cones for Veterans and their families and Veterans Services will
participate in the Resource Fair. A fllier is attached here with contact information for anyone interested in volunteering. Please
pass this along to anyone who may be interested. Michael Records is UHD's manager of Veterans Services.
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Two UHD Powerlifters, coach receive Top Twenty rankings in sport
Two members of UHD's Club Powerlifting Team, Jesus Sanchez and Linda Okoro, received the
prestigious "Top Twenty" ranking for 2009 in the June issue of
Powerlifting USA magazine.
UHD Powerlifting Head Coach and Assistant Professor of English John
Hudson also received The Top Twenty ranking in his weight category.
Powerlifting USA releases The Top Twenty rankings in its
June issue each year for each weight category for the following groups: Teenagers,
Women, and Masters (male lifters over the age of 40). The rankings
include all lifts in 2009 in the sport of powerlifting from every
federation and include drug-tested and non-drug-tested lifts. UHD Powerlifting
competes in only drug-tested events.
Sanchez is ranked #4 for bench press in the 114 weight class
with his 215 lb. effort performed at the WABDL World Championships in Reno,
Nevada last November. Jesus recently benched 253 to tie the Teen
18-19 World Record at 114, a press that would have ranked him #1 on the 2009
Okoro is ranked #16 in the deadlift in the 148 weight class
with her 402.2 lb. effort also performed at the WABDL World Championships last
year. Linda should move up the rankings this year as she recently pulled
an easy 420 deadlift in training.
Coach Hudson was ranked #13 in the bench press for
Superheavyweights, a class that includes two weight classes: 308 and
308+. Coach Hudson lifts in the 308 weight class and earned the #13 spot
with a 639 bench press performed at the WABDL World Championships last
November. In 2008, Coach Hudson was ranked #3 with a 700 bench press, but he
dropped about 30 pounds of bodyweight in 2008.
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Landing Theatre's 'Glass Menagerie' continues through July 11 in O'Kane
Landing Theater Company's production of the Tennessee William's The Glass Menagerie continues in the O'Kane
Theatre through July 11.
Landing Theatre Company is the summer company of the University of
Houston-Downtown, dedicated to the celebration of American Plays and
Playwriting, past and present. The company will offer a range of plays that
highlight the great wealth of American playwriting from its origins to the
present day. The Landing will use a blend of student and professional actors to
produce classic dramas as well as new plays.
The play is directed by David Rainey. The cast is Amanda
Wingfield, Terri Branda Carter, Tom Wingfield, Jon L. Egging, Laura
Wingfield, Lauren Ashley Miller, Jim O'Connor and Michael Schultz.
Rainey is artistic director. John J. Johnston is managing director and Thomas
Lyttle is drama director.
General admission tickets are $12. Tickets for
seniors are $6 and student tickets are $5. Performances are at 8 p.m. Wednesdays
through Saturdays with 3 p.m. Sunday matinees.
For ticket information call
713-487-5634. Additional information is available at www.landingtheatre.org.
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UHD's Veterans Services moves to its own campus headquarters in S-244 UHD's Veterans Services department moved to its own headquarters recently in 244 South, One Main Building.
Started last year in a corner of the Registrar's office, Veterans Services works closely with men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families as they seek to earn their college degrees and return to civilian life.Michael Records, a veteran and UHD alum, is manager of Veterans Services. He provides information to veterans on the benefits and services available and answers questions on educational benefits and certifying enrollments for the Department of Veterans Affairs. His office also monitors students' degree plans and academic progress and can refer veterans to the appropriate agencies for help.
During its first year of existence, Veterans Services worked with more than 300 UHD student veterans, and that number is expected to grow. The larger and separate office space allows for a computer lab and study area for veterans. Once computer terminals, furniture and other details are in place, Veterans Services will schedule an open house later this summer. Stay tuned for the time and date.
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Sustainability Do-It-Yourself Workshop
Executive Director of Special Projects Penny Cureton, left, and student Annie Wong assemble notebooks from recycled paper during a Sustainability DIY Workshop. The notebook standing on edge is an example of a handmade notebook. For additional information about summer sustainability events and sustainability in general, visit the sustainability website.
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Career Services offers information on summer job opportunities, internships
Career Services is often an
untapped resource for college students. Students can use Career Services starting their first day of school continuing
throughout their college experience, even beyond graduation.
New students - We provide help
in choosing a major and narrowing down a career path. Assessments can be
given to determine majors and careers that best fit the students skill set and personality.
Current students - Continued career
counseling may be given. Assistance in finding career related
internships, part-time or full-time jobs.
Upper classmen - Job search
preparation: resume reviews, mock interviews, expanded job search assistance,
one-on-one career counseling
State Farm is sponsoring an
information session regarding careers within State Farm on July
13. All majors welcome. Drop by anytime between 5
- 6:30 p.m. in Shea Street Building lobby. Free pizza. Call 713-221-8980 to RSVP.
All students -
Services are available to all current students and UHD alumni. Resume
workshops, interview workshops, Career Expos, access to jobs4gators,
career assessments & counseling, & participation in employer events.
Organization Name - Job Title - Job ID
Inc. - Accounting
Clerk - 1505
Corporation - Engineer - 1333
One Services - Open
House Greeters - 1506
Creative Marketing - Web
Design& Development - 1500
Supervisor - 1495
Court Review - PT
Inside Sales Representative - 1489
Eye Capital - Analyst - 1483
International - PT
Entry-level: SCM, Warehouse, DataEntry - 1511
County Health District - Patient
Services Specialist - 1234
Texas Property - Assistant
to Real Estate Broker - 745
Ministries for Greater Houston - Paid
PT Communications Intern - 1501
Scientific Resources - Lab
Technician - 1488
TV channel 39 - Multiple
Positions - 1428
Petroleum Group - Landman - 1515
Mutual Financial Network - Financial
Representative Internship - 1083
Oil Inc. - Bookeeper - 1504
Cyber - Java/J2EE
Developer (Full Time) - 111
Farm Insurance Companies - State
Farm Summer Series - 1492
Energy Company - Internal
Auditor - 1514
and Teach Recruiting Inc. - English
Teacher(Teaching in South Korea) - 1350
Health Science Center at Houston - Engineering
Intern - 1510
Radio - Several
For a complete list of employment opportunities, please visit www.uhd.edu/jobs4gators.
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