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June 22, 2011

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UHD Sports and Fitness staff members will teach the American Red Cross CPR/AED certification course from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 24, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 22, at locations to be determined.

 

Information Technology will perform major maintenance on the Banner Student Records System starting at 5 p.m. Friday, June 24, and ending at 12 a.m. Sunday, June 26. 

 

UHD will be closed Monday, July 4, for the Independence Day holiday. 

      

Network maintenance set for this weekend   

  

Information Technology will perform major maintenance on the Banner Student Records System starting at 5 p.m. Friday, June 24, and ending at 12 a.m. Sunday, June 26.

 

The following services will be unavailable during the maintenance period:

  • Banner (Student Records System)
  • Banner Financial Aid 
  • Faculty & Staff e-services (payments, personal data and class roster)  
  • Student e-services (registration, payments, schedules, personal data and grades)
  • Access to Student Account Info via e-services (usernames and passwords for GatorMail, Network ID and Blackboard Vista)
  • AIM
  • AdAstra  

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the Help Desk (X3000, 713-221-8031, help@uhd.edu).    

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City changes some parking meters, doubles fine for violators of disabled parking spaces   

 

The City of Houston has changed the parking meters in the lot behind the Student Life Center and increased the fine for unauthorized parking in marked spaces for disabled drivers.

 

The new meters are solar powered and each meter serves multiple parking spaces. The new meters are operational today and the cost is 75 cents an hour. The meters will accept coins, cash, Visa and MasterCard, according to UHD Parking and Transportation Services. The old meters will be removed during the next three to four weeks. The city also plans to give the lot a facelift in the near future.  

 

The city also recently doubled the fine to $500 for violators who park in disabled parking spaces without the required Texas Department of Motor Vehicles placard or license plate.

 

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Brian Chapman, UHD Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost; Elizabeth Chapman, Lone Star College-Kingwood Dean of the Health Information Technology Department and Noel Bezette, LSC-Kingwood Psychology Instructor, discuss the new center.

UHD representatives participate in opening of Lone Star's new Atascocita Center     

  

UHD representatives were on hand to help Lone Star College-Kingwood faculty and staff celebrate the opening of their new satellite center last week in Atascocita.

 

LSC-Kingwood's new Atascocita Center, located on West Lake Houston Parkway, will offer classes beginning fall 2011.  

 

UHD also will offer business classes at the center in the fall. Students can take their core courses at LSC-Kingwood and then move into business courses at UHD. They can complete the requirements for a Bachelor of Business Administration in general business degree at the center.

 

"Our objective with the satellite center is to help high school students, who can take Early College classes, and other traditional and nontraditional students become better prepared for their various educational goals. The new building will allow more classroom space and resources to better serve current and future students," said Dr. Katherine Persson, LSC-Kingwood College president.

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UHD College of Business Dean Don Bates talks with Lone Star College System Chancellor Richard Carpenter at the opening reception.

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Sports and Fitness offers American Red Cross CPR/AED course two times   

  

UHD Sports and Fitness staff members will teach the American Red Cross CPR/AED certification course from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 24, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 22, at locations to be determined.

 

The course costs $10 and is open to UHD students, faculty and staff. Participants will learn the life-saving skill of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to use an automated electronic defibrillator (AED).

 

Certifications are valid for two years. Class is limited to the first 15 individuals who register and pay. For more information or to register for this class, please visit the Student Life Center. 

 

Sports and Fitness staff members say cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among the adults and the use of CPR can help save lives. A flier is available here.  

 

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Stories from previous Skylines
Project grad
Branden Kuzmick, lecturer, welcomes high school students for the day's lesson on healthy eating and preparing meals at home to save money.

Capital One Financial Literacy and Academic Literacy Institutes bring students to campus 

  

Students from several area high schools are on campus through June 24 for the Capital One Financial Literacy and Academic Literacy Institutes.

 

Capital One Bank is sponsoring the three-week program along with Project Grad and UHD. Students learn how to manage their money, budget and save, use debt wisely and invest intelligently. Each year the program has a theme. The 2011 program is focusing on food, health and nutrition while exploring how dietary choices impact people's lifestyles and those of their families.

 

Earlier this week, a chef was on campus to discuss the costs and nutritional value of different types of meals, the costs of meals per day and the expenses of eating out versus eating self-prepared meals. Part of the exercise included making a salad with different ingredients representing different taste groups. The message was about how first-time job holders can stretch their lower salaries and have healthier, better-tasting meals if they learn to cook for themselves.

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Chynette Nealy, associate professor, helps students from Reagan High School as they collaborate on making a salad. 

 

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Sports and Fitness offers personal trainers to help people get in shape this summer   

  

Sports and Fitness personal trainers can develop personalized fitness routines to help students, faculty and staff get in shape, lose weight, build muscle and improve overall performance this summer.

 

The trainers are nationally certified and available throughout the day at a cost of $10 an hour for students and $15 an hour for faculty and staff. Free fitness assessments are available to help people get started.

 

Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaires and Health History forms are available online at www.uhd.edu/sports&fitness or in the Sports and Fitness office.

 

For an appointment or for more information, visit the Student Life Center or call 713-221-8225. A flier is available here

 

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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

 

Today

2-3 p.m. - Turnitin

Friday, June 24   

11-12 p.m. - Blackboard Vista: Assessments

Monday, June 27

3-4 p.m. - Useful Classroom Gadgets

Wednesday, June 29  

2-3 p.m.  - SoftChalk Lesson Builder

Thursday, June 30

10-11 a.m. - Wimba

 

Blackboard Learn

 

Today

10-11 a.m. - Adopters Converting Early (A.C.E.)

Thursday, June 23 

10-11 a.m. - Blackboard Learn - Getting Started

Tuesday, June 28

10-11 a.m. - Adopters Converting Early (A.C.E.)

Thursday, June 30 

3-4 p.m. - Adopters Converting Early (A.C.E.)

 

Internet Applications

 

Thursday, June 23 

2-3 p.m. - SurveyMonkey

 

See all current IT training available

 

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In this issue
Network maintenance set for this weekend
City changes some parking meters, doubles fines for disabled parking space violators
UHD representatives help open Lone Star's new Atascocita Center
Sports and Fitness offers CPR/AED training
Financial, Academic Literacy Institutes bring students to campus
Sports and Fitness offers personal trainers this summer
IT training schedule
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