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Release Date:            August 22, 2013

UH-Clear Lake Art Gallery – The Art of Sequential Storytelling

Through Oct. 17, Bayou Building, Art Gallery, Atrium I
University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058

Enjoy original artwork by leading graphic novel and comic book artists. Among the Texas-based artists represented are “The Crow” creator James O’Barr, Leroy Brown, Terry Parr, Gary Watson and the exhibition’s curator, Terry Wagner, founder of Mental Diversions Studio.  Admission is free. Gallery hours are Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. – noon. For more information, visit http://www.uhcl.edu/artgallery, email artgallery@uhcl.edu or call 281-283-3311.

UH-Clear Lake Student Illustration Exhibition

Through Oct. 17, Bayou Building, Atrium I, Second floor
University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058

Experience the creative work of UH-Clear Lake art students at a juried exhibition of comics, children’s book and advertising illustrations. Under the guidance of UHCL Associate of Professor of Graphic Design Stuart Larson, students explored a wide range of concepts broadly defined as “illustration.” Admission is free. Hours are 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Friday. For more information, visit http://www.uhcl.edu/artgallery, email artgallery@uhcl.edu or call 281-283-3311.

UH-Clear Lake fall late registration

Late registration through Sept. 3, 6 p.m., Office of Admissions and online

University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058

Register by Sept. 3 for fall classes at UHCL. Classes begin Aug. 26, but day and evening classes are still available. Class schedules are available online at http://www.uhcl.edu/admissions or at the Office of Admissions. For more information, email admissions@uhcl.edu or call 281-283-2500.

UHCL Pearland Campus Registration late registration

Late registration through Sept. 3, 6 p.m., Office of Enrollment and online

UH-Clear Lake Pearland Campus, 1200 Pearland Parkway, Pearland, 77581

Register by Sept. 3 for classes at UH-Clear Lake Pearland Campus for the fall semester. Classes begin Aug. 26, but day and evening classes are still available. Class schedules are available online at http://www.uhcl.edu/admissions or at the Office of Enrollment. For more information, email plenrollment@uhcl.edu or call 281-212-1690.

Art School for Children and Young Adults offers classes

Ongoing registration until classes are full, Arbor Building, Room 155, 156

University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058

Parents can register now for UH-Clear Lake’s Art School for Children and Young Adults fall session for classes beginning the week of Sept. 21. Future artists ages 3 1/2 through high school learn to work in multiple art mediums of clay, drawing and painting, around the theme “Art of the Northwest First Nations,” focusing on the artworks of the Northwest Coast Native American Indians and Inuits. Tuition ranges from $90-$120, depending on selected class, location and child’s age. Some classes are held on the UHCL campus and others at elementary schools. Registration can be completed online, by phone, or in person at the Arbor Building, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. For online registration, visit http://hsh.uhcl.edu, select the “centers” tab and then the Art School link. To register by phone, call 281-283-3344. For more information, email Beth Sheppard at the Art School for Children and Young Adults, sheppard@uhcl.edu.

Bayousphere accepting submissions

Mail to: Bayousphere c/o Hunter Stephenson, UH-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Box 339, Houston, TX, 77058

Deliver to Student Services and Classroom Building, room 2109

Area writers and artists are invited to submit work to UH-Clear Lake’s literary arts magazine, Bayousphere. Original photography, poetry, short prose, digital media and other artwork will be considered for inclusion in the student-published magazine. Submission deadline is mid-October for the publication presented in spring 2014. Visit http://www.uhcl.edu/bayousphere for submission guidelines and the required entry form. For more information, email UHCL Associate Professor of Writing Hunter Stephenson at stephenson@uhcl.edu, or call 281-283-3403.

UH-Clear Lake closed for Labor Day

Sept. 2, all day

University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058

UH-Clear Lake offices will be closed Sept. 2 to observe the Labor Day holiday. The university’s Alfred R. Neumann Library will also be closed. In case of emergency, call the university police at 281-283-2222.

SLICE Leadership Workshop ‘Time and Stress Management’

Sept. 6, 10 a.m. – noon, Location to be announced

University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058

Learn coping skills to reduce stress and live a balanced life. UH-Clear Lake Associate Director of Counseling Services Cindy Cook, a licensed staff psychologist in UHCL’s Counseling Services for more than 14 years, will moderate the discussion about ways manage busy schedules. This workshop is offered by Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement. For more information about this event, contact Assistant Director of Student Life Jennifer Clark at 281-283-2611 or clarkjen@uhcl.edu. Or, visit the SLICE website at http://www.uhcl.edu/SLI.

SLICE Leadership Workshop ‘Getting Power is a Matter of Skill. Sustaining Leadership is a Matter of Morality’

Sept. 11, 5 – 7 p.m., Location to be announced

University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058

Machiavelli’s statement “The ends justify the means,” is the jumping off point for UH-Clear Lake Professor of Philosophy and Educational Foundations Paul Wagner’s workshop. Wagner will address issues raised in Machiavelli’s “The Prince” that relate to shifts in power, and how to hold on to power in contemporary times. This workshop is offered by Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement. For more information about this event, contact Assistant Director of Student Life Jennifer Clark at 281-283-2611 or clarkjen@uhcl.edu. Or, visit the SLICE website at http://www.uhcl.edu/SLI.

Open Mic Poetry

Sept. 12, 5 p.m., Bayou Building, Alfred R. Neumann Library

University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058

Share and enjoy poetry at the open mic poetry reading at UH-Clear Lake’s Alfred R. Neumann Library. Featured reader for the afternoon is Lupe Mendez, a poet and educator who works with Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say, and Word Around Town Poetry to establish poetry events and writing workshops. All others are welcome to read. Readings are limited to five minutes and all are invited to participate. For more information, contact UH-Clear Lake Assistant Professor in Humanities Shreerekha Subramanian at Subramanian@uhcl.edu or 281-283-3430.

CLASP ‘Visions in Our Midst’ Distinguished Speaker Series

Sept. 12, 5:30 – 7 p.m., Bayou Building, Garden Room

University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058

Continue learning at any age through the Clear Lake Association of Senior Programs at UH-Clear Lake. The 2013-2014 speaker series begins with “The U.S. Constitution – 4th Amendment: Your Right against Unreasonable Searches and Seizures” presented by local attorney Win Weber. All ages welcome. For more information, visit http://www.uhcl.edu/clasp, email clasp@uhcl.edu or call the Office of Alumni and Community Relations, 281-283-2021.

Career Exploration Workshop

Sept. 6 and Sept. 13, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, Student Services and Classroom Building, rooms 3103 and 3109

University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058

UH-Clear Lake’s Career Exploration Workshop helps ease career transitions. During this two-day workshop, experienced counselors from the Office of Career Services will lead small group seminars to review participants’ education and work experience, administer self-assessment exercises and discuss personal goals. Fees are $200 per person with discounts available to students and alumni. An intake appointment is required. For more information, contact the Office of Career Services by visiting http://www.uhcl.edu/careerservices or calling 281-283-2580.

Film and Speak Series presents ‘Now You See Me’

Sept. 7, 7 p.m., Bayou Theater

University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058

An experienced FBI team is baffled by four master illusionists committing remarkable crimes. The magicians, known as “The Four Horsemen,” pull off a series of daring bank heists, but confound everyone when they shower the stolen proceeds on their audiences during their Las Vegas-style performances. The movie, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman and Woody Harrelson is rated PG-13. After the film, Houston magician Jaime Salinas will entertain with tricks by sleight of hand. Admission is $3.75 per person and free to those with a UHCL ID. For more information about the Film and Speaker Series, visit http://www.uhcl.edu/movies, email movies@uhcl.edu or call 281-283-2560.

Hispanic Heritage Month presents ‘Bless Me, Ultima’

Sept. 13, 7 p.m., Bayou Building, Room 2512

University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058

“Bless Me, Ultima,” directed by Carl Franklin, is an adaptation of the controversial 1972 novel by Rudolfo Anaya and will be presented as one of the many Hispanic Heritage Month activities at UH-Clear Lake. When Ultima, played by Miriam Colon, meets Antonio, a young boy growing up in New Mexico during WW II, bewildering and supernatural events occur that Antonio’s Catholic doctrines cannot explain. UHCL Assistant Professor of History Daniel Haworth will be the guest speaker. Admission is $3.75 per person and free to those with a UHCL ID. For more information about the Film and Speaker Series, visit http://www.uhcl.edu/movies, email movies@uhcl.edu or call 281-283-2560.

Film and Speak Series presents ‘Monsters University’

Sept. 14, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., Bayou Building, Room 2512
University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058

Bring the kids to UH-Clear Lake as the Film and Speaker Series presents “Monsters University,” a movie highlighting Mike and Sulley and how they overcame their differences to become the best of friends. Admission is $3.75 or free to families with a UHCL I.D. For more information, visit http://www.uhcl.edu/movies, email movies@uhcl.edu or call the Office of Student Life, 281-283-2560.

GMAT Review

Sept. 14 – Oct. 12, 8 a.m. – noon, Bayou Building, Room 2236
University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058

Boost exam scores and improve test-taking skills in time for graduate school admissions with this GMAT Review course offered by UH-Clear Lake’s Center for Advanced Management, held four consecutive Saturdays. All participants receive a copy of the Princeton Review’s “Cracking the GMAT” used in the course. The course fee is $499 per person. Register and pay by Sept. 7 and save $50. Discounts for UHCL Alumni, staff and students are available. For more information or to register, visit http://www.uhcl.edu/camp, email camp@uhcl.edu or call UHCL’s Center for Advanced Management Programs, 281-283-3120.

SAT Prep course

Sept. 14 – Oct. 26, 8 a.m. – noon, Bayou Building, Room 2230
University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058

To prepare students for the SAT, UH-Clear Lake’s SAT Preparation Course gives students 24 hours of practical instruction and interactive techniques instead of a series of lectures and practice exams to prepare students for the SAT. In addition to the textbook and class materials, all participants receive a copy of “The Official SAT Study Guide” with practice tests and answers. The course fee is $549 per person, with a discount available to UHCL students, alumni and staff. For more information, or to register, visit http://www.uhcl.edu/camp, email camp@uhcl.edu or call UHCL’s Center for Advanced Management Programs, 281-283-3120.

Autism Speakers Series ‘Demystifying State Agencies’

Sept. 14, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Student Services and Classroom Building, Lecture Hall

University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058

Assistant Deputy Director for the Mental Health Mental Retardation Authority of Harris County Dr. Maria Quintero opens UH-Clear Lake’s Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities community speaker series sponsored by Hegwood & Associates, P.C., JSC Federal Credit Union, Spectrum of Hope/Basis, Susie Bean and Including Kids. A question and answer session and a complimentary lunch follow each lecture. The series is presented by UH-Clear Lake’s Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. All lectures in this series are free and open to the public, but space is limited so register by emailing AutismCenter@uhcl.edu. For more information visit http://hsh.uhcl.edu/CADD and click on the Autism Speaker Series icon.

Hispanic Heritage Month: Empowering Latinos Symposium

Sept. 16, 1 – 3 p.m. and 4 6 p.m., Bayou Building, Garden Room

University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058

At this UH-Clear Lake Hispanic Heritage Month kick-off event, two distinguished speakers will discuss contemporary issues facing the Hispanic/Latino community. From 1 – 3 p.m., University of Texas Arlington Professor of Political Science Jose Angel Gutierrez will present “Eagle Eyes: The FBI File on Cesar E. Chavez.” From 4 – 6 p.m., filmmaker Juan Valadez will screen his new PBS documentary about the Chicano movement “Prejudice & Pride” from 4-6 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.uhcl.edu/iiss/hispanic or call 281-283-2575.

Gulf Coast Career Fair

Sept. 19, 1:30 – 4 p.m., Bayou Building, Atrium I and II

University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058

Investigate career options at this job fair sponsored by UH-Clear Lake’s Office of Career Services. All invited to participate. Professional attire is required. Event is co-sponsored by MetLife. Register at the event. For more information, call the Office of Career Services at 281-283-2590 or visit http://www.uhcl.edu/jobfairs.

SLICE Leadership Workshop ‘Nonverbal Communication: The Ultimate Power for the Transformative Leader’

Sept. 20, 10 a.m. – noon, Location to be announced

University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058

The ability to motivate, inspire and/or create change is a necessary skill to become a successful leader. This workshop will cover nonverbal communication profiles and what they “communicate.”  Find out more in this two-hour workshop led by Certified Training Professional Regina Julian. Admission is free but registration is requested. For more information, visit http://www.uhcl.edu/sli or call 281-283-2611.

Reading, Writing, Spelling, and Study Skills Tutoring

Sept. 24 – Nov. 19, 5 – 6:30 p.m., Arbor Building, Room 1300.01

University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058

One-to-one tutoring for reading, writing, spelling and study skills for elementary, middle and high school students is offered by the UH-Clear Lake’s Center for Educational Programs. Classes are taught by School of Education students under supervision of faculty. Regular meetings with parents will track student progress and include a final conference at completion of the program. Cost is $300 per student at time of registration, and three forms required are available http://kidsu.uhcl.edu, under “forms.” For more information, call the Center for Educational Programs, 281-283-3530 or email Joyce Young, youngj@uhcl.edu.

‘The Crow’ screening with James O’Barr

Sept. 20, 7 p.m., Student Services and Classroom Building, Lecture Hall

University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058

James O’Barr, the writer and illustrator of the graphic novel “The Crow,” will be the guest speaker at this screening of the film based on O’Barr’s creation. Brandon Lee stars as Eric Draven, a rock musician murdered with his fiancée the night before their wedding. Exactly one year later, Draven rises from the dead to exact revenge on the criminals terrorizing his city. UH-Clear Lake’s Film and Speaker Series presents “The Crow” in partnership with comiCulture, a comics symposium at the university Sept. 21.  Admission is $3.75 per person and free to those with a UHCL ID. For more information about the Film and Speaker Series, visit http://www.uhcl.edu/movies, email movies@uhcl.edu or call 281-283-2560.

comiCulture

Sept. 21, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Bayou Building, Atrium I and Garden Room

University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058

UH-Clear Lake Art Gallery hosts this one-day comics symposium that will include leading graphics and comic book artists offering advice and tips to aspiring artists and fans of the genre. Admission is free, but registration is required. For more information or to register, visit http://www.uhcl.edu/artgallery, select “events” and then “comiCulture,” or call 281-283-3376.

SLICE Leadership Workshop ‘Leading Across and Through Diversity – When Cultural Competency is not enough.’

Sept. 23, 5–7 p.m., location to be announced

University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058

Learn to lead in a diverse culture at this UH-Clear Lake Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement workshop led by UHCL Assistant Professor of Sociology Stephen M. Cherry. Participants will join Cherry in role-playing and interactive sessions to understand the strategies for leading the nation’s multi-cultural population. Attendees will learn strategies to master leadership skills in education and understand the need for competency in a rapidly changing population. The workshop is free; however, online preregistration is recommended. For more information about this or other workshops, visit http://www.uhcl.edu/slice, email Assistant Director of Student Life Jennifer Clark, clarkjen@uhcl.edu or call 281-283-2611.

Alumni Coffee Table

Sept. 25, 6 – 8 p.m. Bayou Building, Atrium II

University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058

Students and alumni socialize while sharing coffee and treats in this free, informal outreach occasion sponsored by the Office of Alumni and Community Relations. The association provides meaningful services that keep alumni involved in university activities. For more information about this or other alumni events, visit http://www.uhcl.edu/alumniassociation, email alumni@uhcl.edu or call 281-283-2041.

SLICE Leadership Workshop ‘Leadership and Culture – When is a Leader a Leader?’

Sept. 27, 10 a.m. – noon, location to be announced

University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058

Examine the concept of leadership across different cultures. Cross-cultural and intra-cultural perspectives, such as cultures within the U.S., will be discussed at this free workshop. Associate Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology Scott McIntyre will describe how a person’s worldview affects his/her leadership styles. The workshop will help managers traveling to other countries understand more about multi-cultural differences. The workshop is free; however, online preregistration is recommended. For more information about this or other workshops, visit http://www.uhcl.edu/slice, email Assistant Director of Student Life Jennifer Clark, clarkjen@uhcl.edu or call 281-283-2611.

Film and Speak Series presents ‘Much Ado about Nothing’

Sept. 21, 7 p.m., Student Services and Classroom Building, Lecture Hall

University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058

Filmed in 12 days at the director Joss Whedon’s home, this new presentation of the Shakespeare classic takes a light-hearted approach to the humorous and sometimes dark story of potential lovers Beatrice and Benedick. Stars Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof create an almost theatre-like performance in this PG-rated film. Senior Lecturer in Writing David Day will be the guest speaker. Admission is $3.75 per person and free to those with a UHCL ID. For more information about the Film and Speaker Series, visit http://www.uhcl.edu/movies, email movies@uhcl.edu or call 281-283-2560.

Foreign Languages and English Enhancement Program

Registration Sept. 23 – Oct. 14 for classes Oct. 14 – Dec. 6, Bayou Building, rooms and times vary

University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058

UH-Clear Lake’s Foreign Language and English Enhancement Program offers beginner to advanced classes in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian and Spanish, with each student receiving personal attention from a qualified instructor. The English Enhancement for Foreign Professionals program has helped people from more than 20 countries improve their English and increase their chances of academic and career success. Private or semi-private classes are available for those who want to become fluent more quickly. New students pay $135, with discounts available to returning students. Registration can be completed online or by mail. To register online, visit http://www.uhcl.edu/fl. For more information about the Foreign Language and English Enhancement Program, email Foreign Languages Program Coordinator Christine Paul, paul@uhcl.edu, or call 281-283-3033.

Hispanic Heritage Month: Farmers Market

Sept. 24, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Bayou Building, Atrium I

University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058

Pick up some fresh fruit, vegetables and local products at reasonable prices at the Farmers Market as the UH-Clear Lake Hispanic Heritage Month events continue. Held in honor of the activist and founder of the United Farm Workers, Cesar Chavez, this event is sponsored by the UHCL’s Office of Intercultural and International Student Services. For more information about this, or other IISS activities, visit http://www.uhcl.edu/iiss, email iiss@uhcl.edu or call 281-283-2575.

Hispanic Heritage Month: Painting on Canvas: Culture vs. Heritage

Sept. 25, 4 – 6 p.m., Bayou Building, Atrium I
University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058

Join Latina artist Laura Lopez Cano to create an expression that celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month at UH-Clear Lake. Cano reinterprets the Latino and Hispanic themes with paint on canvas. She will lead the class in an exploration of creativity and help all create a unique painting on canvas. For more information about this, or other Office of Intercultural and International Student Services activities, visit http://www.uhcl.edu/iiss, email iiss@uhcl.edu or call 281-283-2575.

Quick THEA

Sept. 27, 8 a.m., Student Services and Classroom Building, Rooms 3310, 3311
University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058

Register now for the Quick THEA, formerly QuickTASP, the five-hour test that assesses readiness skills in reading, math and writing and is mandatory for admission to Texas colleges and universities and teacher education programs. Deadline is Sept. 20, 11:30 a.m. The late registration deadline is Sept. 26, 5:30 p.m. The fee is $20 for UHCL students, $30 for non-UHCL students, payable at registration, plus a $29 institution fee due the day of the test. Scores are available in four to five business days. For more information, visit http://www.uhcl.edu/testingservices or call UH-Clear Lake’s Office of Testing Services, 281-283-2580.

GRE Review

Sept. 28 – Oct. 26, (No class Oct. 5) 8 a.m. – noon, Bayou Building, Room 2234
University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058

Improve your test-taking skills and get comprehensive review of math and verbal skills at UH-Clear Lake’s GRE Review course. GRE Review provides an overview of the exam, test-taking strategies, reading comprehension, writing assessment and more. All participants receive a copy of the Princeton Review’s “Cracking the GRE” used in the course. The course fee is $499 per person. Register and pay by Sept. 21 and save $50. Discounts for UHCL students, alumni and staff are available. For more information or to register, visit http://www.uhcl.edu/camp, email camp@uhcl.edu or call UHCL’s Center for Advanced Management Programs, 281-283-3120.


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