A&F S.P.I.R.I.T. Newsletter - March 2021 Issue
03/26/2021, 01:00:01 PM

Comprised of Division features, accolades and achievements, as well as valuable "In Case You Missed It (ICYMI)" news you can use, each edition of the newsletter highlights key information and resources across the Division's departmental, operational and service unit areas. To subscribe to this listserv, click HERE.

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Leadership Message from the Chief Financial Officer

It's an exciting time in March as we continue to enhance and improve the many services provided from across the Division through innovative technology to the UH community. 

Notably within this issue are also highlights that feature innovative approaches through our valued partnerships that heighten our efficiency in all things technologically focused.

As you learn more about each story throughout this issue, I would also encourage each of you to examine how you might not only heighten, improve and technologically enhance your respective areas, but also specifically focus on delivering excellent service in the most cost-effective way possible, which requires each of us to reimagine what we do and how we do it. Being astute financial stewards is especially important work that is critical in today’s environment in how we both effectively and efficiently support the broader mission in service to the University.


Send along your story ideas so we can include your highlight in a future issue of this newsletter and share this information with your UH colleagues.

Thank you again for your enduring commitment and support. And remember…

Stay the course,

Stay safe, and

Stay healthy.

Highlights & Features

TESTED: Houston Public Media Presents Houston's Response to COVID-19 

As Coronavirus shut down Houston, healthcare workers were left no choice but to risk their lives to fight the virus and save lives. With exhausted faces with bruises and creases from masks and goggles, medical personnel on the frontlines fought overcrowded hospitals, lack of equipment, quickly rising cases, and more. As the fourth largest city in the nation with the largest Medical Center in the world, our healthcare professionals and fellow Houstonians were tested in the wake of the Coronavirus to save themselves and others amid this global pandemic.

Join Houston Public Media in partnership with St. Luke’s Health to explore Houston’s response to COVID-19 in TESTED.

UHS Amazon Business Prime Training Offered to P-Cardholders

UHS is pleased to offer all procurement cardholders access to the new Amazon Business Prime membership, expected to launch March 29. Participating campuses include UH, UHCL, UHV, and UHS.  Sign up for training here.

Project Management Software Revolutionizes Construction Services

Facilities/Construction Management recently selected PMWeb as a powerful software tool to help run projects more efficiently with the goal of supporting the full life cycle process of a project from the initial approvals and design construction to the close-out process and summary data analytics.  To learn more, click here.

Innovative Internal Solutions Expedite Contact Tracing Efficiency

From hurricanes to power outages, a key component of any emergency response is having timely and efficient communications—and the pandemic is no different in that respect.

Learn how Emergency Management utilized an internal system to develop systematic and accurate notifications for COVID-19 reporting.  Click here for the story.


Facilities Preventive Maintenance Uses New Technology to Fight COVID-19

The Facilities/Construction Management Preventive Maintenance team is implementing a newly developed nano-coating technology, Capture Coating, developed at the University of Houston, which will improve the ability of air filters to trap the Coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 illness. To learn more, click here.

Cougar Card Available NOW in the UH GO App

Deposit funds to your Cougar Cash or ShastaBUCKS Account for your on campus spending. Check out more detail here and download the UH App for easy access to services from the convenience of your mobile device.

ICYMI: News You Can Use

Want to Be a Better Business Writer? Tips from the Trenches in Strategic Communications Writing

The ability to fundamentally communicate effectively to your target audience resides in the intrinsic value of clear, concise and engaging writing, no matter if your narrative is posted on a website, sent via a tweet, delivered in a Zoom-cast, e-news or other virtual sphere.  

The following article, "Tips from the Trenches in Strategic Communications Writing," by Becky Lowicki, MJ, ABC, Director, Internal Communications, as published in PRSA's Strategies & Tactics 2021 Annual Writing Issue "The Art of Storytelling" provides a useful road map to improve your business writing skills.

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PAUHS Celebrates International Women's Day 2021

Public Art UHS celebrated International Women's Day,  honoring the achievements of creative women. Check out the latest video on the  PAUHS Facebook site. Use your voice, express your vision, and #ChoosetoChallenge #IWD2021.


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