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March 14, 2011
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Skyline eNews will take a spring break. Our next regular issue will be Monday, March 21. As always, we will be monitoring the Skyline email box and can send a special issue as news and circumstances warrant to keep the University community informed. 
Auxiliary service providers announce spring break hours  


Please note the following hours of operation for the University of Houston- Downtown Auxiliary Service Providers during Spring Break March 14-19:

  • ARAMARK Food Services will open Starbucks and the Grillworks from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • University Bookstore will open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and will close Friday for inventory.
  • University Copy Center will open 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Between 8 and 9 a.m., please enter through the side door near the north side freight elevator.

All Auxiliary Service Providers will resume normal operating hours on Monday, March 21.

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UHD provides additional parking at San Jacinto Parking Lot  

In response to student requests, UHD has arranged for additional downtown parking for UHD students, faculty and staff.


Additional parking is now available for students, faculty and staff at North San Jacinto Street and Allen Street. There are 84 parking spaces in the far northeast corner of the AMPCO Parking Lot set aside for UHD. Spaces reserved for UHD have the word "RESERVED" painted in each space. Parking Enforcement and the UHD Police patrol the lot to provide safety and security.


The shuttle bus service also picks-up and drops-off from this location. Shuttles run from the Daly Street Lot, to the One Main Building, to the Commerce Street Building, corner of Franklin Street and Fannin Street, to the San Jacinto Lot, to the Shea Street Building and back to the Daly Street Lot.


The UHD Police patrol streets and parking lots near the University 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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President Flores will address Staff Council on budget reductions

Staff Council will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, in room N-1099, One Main Building.


President Bill Flores is the guest speaker and he will discuss UHD's budget reductions. All staff members are welcome to attend the monthly Staff Council meetings.

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President Flores schedules Spring Budget Town Hall Meeting for March 30  

President Bill Flores will hold a Spring Town Hall Budget Meeting from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in the Cullen Robertson Auditorium, third floor, Academic Building.


He will discuss UHD's budget and proposed reductions. All faculty and staff are invited to the Town Hall meeting.

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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


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













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


Monday, March 28

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


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
Auxiliary service providers announce Spring Break hours
UHD provides additional parking
President Flores will discuss budget cuts at Staff Council meeting
Spring Budget Town Hall Meeting set for March 30
IT offers training classes
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