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March 9, 2011
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The UHD Catholic Students Association is sponsoring an Ash Wednesday Mass at noon Wednesday, March 9, in the Cullen Robertson Auditorium, third floor, Academic Building, which will be celebrated by the Rev. Dat Hoang from the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Office of Vocations. 

 

Elora Shehabuddin, associate professor of Humanities and Political Science at Rice University, will present "Feminism, Empire, and Muslim Women" at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, in room N-1099, One Main Building. 

 

Raquel Chiquillo, associate professor, will present "Herding Cats: Creating a Culture of Assessment" from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 10, in room A-711, Academic Building.

 

The UHD College of Humanities and Social Sciences is hosting an advising event, "Designing Your Own Degree," from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, in room N-1099, One Main Building.

 

The UHD Community Involvement Center and the Campus Activities board are co-hosting UHD Spring Break Bash from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 10, on the South Deck, One Main Building.  

 

Send in your cost-saving ideas  

If you have an idea that might save the University money, President Bill Flores asks that you email that cost-saving suggestion to suggestionbox@uhd.edu.  

 

Last semester President Flores posed the following questions:

 

Do you have a good idea about how the University can (a) cut costs, (b) generate additional revenue, or (c) become more efficient?

 

Have you encountered any practice or requirement in the University (at department, college or University level) that makes no sense to you or seems redundant or unnecessary?

 

Previous responses are available online on the President's web page at http://www.uhd.edu/presidentsoffice/budget/.


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College of Humanities and Social Sciences hosts advising event

The UHD College of Humanities and Social Sciences is hosting an advising event, "Designing Your Own Degree," from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, in room N-1099, One Main Building.  

 

Guest speakers will include Crystal Guillory, UHD alumna and adjunct faculty in English, Gustavo Jacobo, UHD alumnus and editor of the Bayou Review, and Tracie Mazzu, UHD career counselor. Pizza and refreshments will be served.

 

CHSS advisors will be available to answer questions regarding requirements for majors and minors and more. For information, contact the CHSS at 713-221-8460. 


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Spring Break Bash has safety theme before students depart for break

The UHD Community Involvement Center and the Campus Activities board are co-hosting UHD Spring Break Bash from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 10, on the South Deck, One Main Building.

 

The event will feature music, food and games along with safety information on skin care, oral hygiene, road safety and alcohol awareness designed to help students have a safe spring break. UHD students are on spring break from March 14 to March 19. 


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Contact Public Affairs for nametags

Nametags are an important part of UHD's marketing effort and help students, alumni, community visitors and co-workers in other departments indentify you as a University employee.

 

If you are a full time employee and need a new nametag, please email publicaffairs@uhd.edu indicating your first and last name exactly as they should appear on the tag, department, phone number and university email address.


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Community Involvement Day showcases volunteer opportunities for students 

The Community Involvement Center hosted Community Involvement Day showcasing volunteer opportunities available at many area nonprofit organizations where students can share their time and talents to help the community. More than 30 community organizations had representatives on hand to talk with students about service possibilities. 


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Speaker addresses 'Feminism, Empire and Muslim Women' Wednesday

The Cultural Enrichment Center in collaboration with Ethnic Studies and Philosophy will host Elora Shehabuddin, associate professor of Humanities and Political Science at Rice University, who will present "Feminism, Empire, and Muslim Women" at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, in room N-1099, One Main Building.

 

For more information contact Sharin N. Elkholy, UHD assistant professor of Philosophy and coordinator of Ethnic Studies, at elkholys@uhd.edu or 713-210-9910. A flier is available here.  


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Alumna discusses human trafficking

Dagmar Scharold, lecturer and Writing Center Director, left, coordinated a presentation hosted by the Cultural Enrichment Center on "Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking in Houston," Tuesday, March 8. UHD alumna Lilian Care, center, a radio host of Progressive Forum for KPFT 90.1 FM, was the guest speaker. For more information, contact Jane Creighton, right, director of the Cultural Enrichment Center at creightonj@uhd.edu.  


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Faculty member presentation examines creating a culture of assessment  

A number of UHD faculty had presentations accepted for the 2011 Texas A&M Assessment Conference Feb. 20-22, and they have been reprising their presentations for the campus community. The last presentation, "Herding Cats: Creating a Culture of Assessment," by Raquel Chiquillo, associate professor, is from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 10, in room A-711, Academic Building.

 

How do we create a culture of assessment in departments with very different degree programs? This presentation will explore some strategies that have proven to be successful within Arts and Humanities.

 

Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP here so organizers can prepare an adequate number of handouts. 

 

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UHD hosts Fulbright Arts Festival

UHD hosted the Fulbright Arts Festival on Friday, March 4, in the Cullen Robertson Auditorium featuring former Fulbright recipients in the Houston area. The Fulbright Program is an international educational exchange program. The following former Fulbright recipients from UHD, and the countries where they studied, participated in the event:

Jane Creighton, Poland (2006-2007)

Robin Davidson, Poland (2003-2004)

Jean DeWitt, Mauritius (1991-1992)

 Patricia Golemon, Taiwan (2005-2006)

Joanna Kaftan, Poland (1999-2000)

 Anne Kane, Ireland (1996-1997)

JoAnn Pavletich, Madagascar (2005-2007) 

Isabelle Ganz who was a Fulbright in Music to Israel (1997) coordinated the program. The event was co-sponsored by the Houston/Southeast Texas Chapter, Fulbright Association; the UHD Department of English and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. State Department through a grant from the Fulbright Association in Washington, D.C. For information, contact Davidson at davidsonr@uhd.edu or 713-221-2716.

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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.

Blackboard Vista

Thursday, March 10  
10 - 11:30 a.m. - Respondus: StudyMate 

Friday, March 11

10 - 11 a.m. - Wimba Classroom 

Monday, March 14

2 - 3 p.m. -Turnitin

Tuesday, March 15 

10 - 11:30 a.m. - Blackboard: Mail, Calendar, & Who's Online

Wednesday, March 16

1 - 2 p.m. - Wimba Classroom

Thursday, March 17

10 - 11 a.m. - Blackboard: Managing Course Content

Monday, March 21  
2 - 3 p.m. - Blackboard Open Lab

Tuesday, March 22

10 - 11 a.m. - Wimba Classroom

Tuesday, March 22

1 - 2 p.m. - Blackboard: Communication Tools

Friday, March 25

9 - 11 a.m. - Brunch & Learn: StudyMate

Studymate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, March 29

1 - 2 p.m. - Wimba Classroom

Wednesday, March 30

10 - 11 a.m. - Blackboard: Gradebook Setup

Thursday, March 31

10 - 11:30 a.m. - SoftChalk Lesson Builder

Classroom Tools

Thursday, March 24 
1 - 2:30 p.m. - Useful Classroom Gadgets

e-Portfolio

Monday, March 28

2 - 3:30 p.m. - TaskStream: e-Portfolio

Microsoft

Today
1 - 2 p.m. - Transitioning to Office 2010 

Photoshop

Wednesday, March 16

9 - 11 a.m. - Photoshop Open Lab

Remote Desktop

Wednesday, March 23    
10 - 11 a.m. - What's VPN and How Can It Help Me?

Windows 7

Friday, March 18

10 - 11 a.m. - Transitioning to Windows 7

 

See all current IT training available

 
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In this issue
President Flores seeks cost-saving ideas
CHSS hosts advising event
Spring Break Bash has safety theme
Contact Public Affairs for a new nametag
Community Involvement Day
Speakers address 'Feminism, Empire and Muslim Women'
Lecture addresses human trafficking
Faculty member presents assessment information
UHD hosts Fulbright Arts Festival
IT offers training classes
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