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Wednesday, November 17, 1999
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Regents to vote on ad campaign

By Jim Parsons
Daily Cougar Staff

The UH System Board of Regents will meet this morning to consider some agenda items from its canceled October meeting.

The postponement of the Oct. 21 meeting was due to a failure to give notice to the Texas attorney general's office.

Among today's agenda items will be consideration of a marketing campaign for UH. The campaign, which has been planned for months, will be handled by the McCann-Erickson agency.

Representatives from McCann-Erickson will update the Regents on the campaign and will present final examples of the ads, approval of which was recommended by the Institutional Advancement and External Affairs Committee.

The Regents are also set to consider closure of the portion of Calhoun Road between Texas Spur 5 and Wheeler Street. The portion of road, which has been closed to traffic from the Gulf Freeway since Spur 5 opened, will be converted to parking if closed. Plans to close the road to outside traffic have been in place since 1985.

Also on the agenda is a proposal to offer a master of science degree in systems engineering at UH-Clear Lake and at the UHS at Fort Bend via distance education technology.

Absent from the agenda are items proposed for consideration in October dealing with campus artwork. The proposals included a sculpture of a human head for the Melcher Center for Public Broadcasting, which will open early next year, and a set of steel and neon signs for the exterior of the Fine Arts Building.

The public portion of the Regents' meeting is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. in the Athletic/Alumni Center's Melcher Board Room.
 

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