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October 20, 2011

The UC Set To Host MADDEN POWDERPUFF Challenge!

The University Centers (UC) will be hosting its inaugural Madden Powder-puff tournament. This event offers the women on campus a virtual experience in the sport of football, as well as a chance to compete for a $200 dollar shopping spree to any Simon’s Mall!

On Wednesday, November 2nd, the UC will kick off the Madden Powder-puff tournament at 6pm sharp in the UC Games Room (UC lower-level). This tournament will be using the new Madden 2012 video game for XBOX 360 launched earlier this year.

October 11, 2011

UC Creation Station sponsors jewelry sale

Beginning Tuesday, October 11th through Wednesday, October 12th, UC CreationStation will sponsor a jewelry sale, brought to you by Ms. Landra Bunge. The sale will be held in the North Entrance of the UC (near the Wendy’s entrance). The sale will last from 8:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

Ms. Landra Bunge is an independent jeweler who had crafts beaded jewelry.  She participates in several festivals and trunk shows throughout the greater Houston area. With the holidays fast approaching, she wants to provide a convenient way for the UH community to be able to purchase a gift for someone special.

The sponsor, UC CreationStation, is a full service graphic design center in the University Center Underground, and is a regular provider of University Center sponsored sale of poster and print sales. UC CreationStation provides graphic services, such as logo design and graphic design, as well as other services including T-shirt design, dry mounting, laminating, large banner production, buttons, balloons, faxing, passport pictures and more. They are conveniently located in the UC Underground, across from the World Affairs Lounge.

For more information about The Jewelry Sale and UC CreationStation graphic design services and future sponsored sales, please contact UC CreationStation at 713/743-5251.

October 1, 2011

OctoberFest 2011

As part of OctoberFest 2011, The University Centers along with other departments around campus are celebrating all the best things about the month of October. Students will have three days to enjoy FREE Food, activities, and prizes.

Tuesday, October 26th
All the fun begins at 11:30 AM at the University Center. Enjoy complementary treats  which include, pretzels and sausage on- a- stick while supplies last. Don’t miss all of the OctoberFest Fun and your chance to take home prizes, headlined by “UC Pumpkin Chunkin’” at noon in the UC Arbor. Additionally, Shasta’s Cones & More will be providing free root beer floats, which will be featured in a commemorative UC OctoberFest mug. 

Later that evening beginning at 7:00 PM in the UC Food Court, the University Center will host its 2nd Annual “Karaoke and Sushi” event. Come enjoy FREE Sushi (while supplies last), and sing until your vocal chords go numb.

Wednesday, October 27th
Come to The Haunted Penthouse between 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center and experience all the chills and frights that come with experiencing true terror. Those who survive receive a free t-shirt (while supplies last) courtesy of the University Centers.

Additionally, students who survive The Haunted Penthouse are encouraged to share the “gift of life” and donate blood at our TRUE Blood Drive, featuring Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center which will be located in the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center.

Thursday, October 28th
Beginning at 11:30 AM, drop by the University Center Front-Circle Drive for a day of free entertainment brought to you by the UC, Student Program Board (SPB), and the Council of Ethnic Organizations (CEO) as part of the OctoberFest Fun Fair. At 2:00 PM, the M.D. Anderson Library will host its annual Great Pumpkin Event.

September 19, 2011

Metropolitan Volunteer Program All Set to Adopt-A-Beach

On Saturday, September 24, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to noon, The Metropolitan Volunteer Program (MVP) at the University of Houston will adopt Surfside Beach in Galveston, Texas. As part of this community service opportunity, MVP is looking for volunteers. Adopt-A-Beach is open to all UH students, faculty, and staff.

To volunteer participants must RSVP. Transportation is provided, please arrive at the University Center Circle Drive before 7:30 a.m. Volunteers are welcome to drive their own vehicles to the clean-up location. Please bring appropriate clothing (hat, closed toe shoes, and sunscreen etc.). Food will not be provided, so please pack a sack lunch or snack.

For more information or to RSVP for “Adopt-A-Beach” at Surfside Beach, please contact Jeremy Rollings  at or (214) 558-6838.

September 8, 2011

The Homecoming Board Announces 2011 Theme: 1927 Red #HC11

The Homecoming Board 2011 is proud to announce the theme for this year’s Homecoming 2011: 1927 Red #HC11. The subtheme will be the University of Houston: A True American Classic Homecoming. Homecoming week will begin October 15th and end October 22nd, 2011.

Numerous events will take place throughout the week including: Strut Your Stuff, Kick off Pep-rally, Rubbin the Paw, and many more. There will also be some events in which organizations will raise money and canned foods for different charities around the greater Houston area. Homecoming Board hopes that this year’s homecoming will continue to bring pride, spirit, and a better understanding to what the University of Houston has to offer for past and present Cougars and continue promoting our campus as a Tier One institution.

For more information on homecoming week, please feel free to visit our website at or contact the Homecoming Board at

May 25, 2011

The UCPB Unveils 2011-2012 Student Leadership Wall

On Friday, May 20th the UC Policy Board (UCPB) unveiled the inaugural "UC Student Leadership Circle" wall, which represents student leaders in seven different student "fee-funded" organizations. This project was initiated by the UCPB early in the fall and approved this spring. The wall is located in the University Center Dining Area and includes pictures and names of 15 students, who hold leadership post with in their respective organizations. For more information about how to get involved with a UH student organization visit

"As we work to create awareness of the UH student organizations that are housed at the UC and around campus, one of our goals is to begin to put a face and name with the student organizations. Many students may know about some of our student organizations, but can't put a face or a name to who the student leaders are in them. This is one big step of many to come, in regards to helping students discover how to become more involved and engaged on campus."

Jared Gogets, UCPB Chairperson

The UCPB assists in policy development, long-range planning and program and service enhancements for the UH community. Annual projects of the UCPB include review of the University Center and UC Satellite operating policies, reservations policies and procedures, and improvements/renovations to the facilities

January 1, 2011

UH Student Receives 2011 Markley Award

Adriann Hobbs, was recently named the recipient of the 2011 Markley Scholarship, awarded by the National Association for Campus Activities™ (NACA). Since 1983, the NACA scholarship has been awarded to recognize and honor involved students who have made valuable contributions to the NACA Central Region and are located in the former NACA South Central Region. Hobbs proved to be a strong candidate as exemplary student representing University of Houston’s (UH) Tier One initiative. 

Hobbs is one of UH’s most accomplished and experienced student leaders. By his sophomore year, he earned the responsibility of mentoring 32 residents as a residential assistant. The experience served as an opportunity to develop healthy and long-lasting relationships with many of his residents. In the same year, Hobbs has also held a position on UH’s Student Program Board (SPB) as Special Events Chair. The following year, he was promoted to the Vice President for Marketing and Assessment position. Currently, he is charged with promoting the organization and assessing the needs of students to determine which events should be brought to campus. SPB has seen tangible results due to Hobb’s efforts with the increase of their signature events, Winter Wonderland and UH’s Best Dance Crew. It goes without question that Hobbs has earned the coveted Markley Scholarship.

The scholarship is the namesake of Larry Markley, who is the acknowledged founder of the former NACA South Central Region. The committee makes an annual selection of up two upperclassmen or graduate students year who demonstrate leadership in co-curricular activities, who have a strong academic standing, and who are heavily involved in and contribute to NACA Central. NACA Scholarship Committee Chair Justin Lawhead sent a personal note to Hobbs stating, “The Scholarship Committee was very impressed with your credentials, and we are delighted to be able to recognize your record of student leadership and support you through our scholarship program.”