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UHCL alumnus wins recognition for promoting literacy in school, community

January 14, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL alumnus wins recognition for promoting literacy in school, community

Matthew Panozzo’s passion for teaching kids to become lifelong readers can’t be contained in a single classroom. Committed to promoting literacy in his classroom and in his community, Panozzo, who received his master’s in reading from University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2016, is one of 30 literacy leaders named to the International Literacy Association’s 2019 “30 Under 30” list. The prestigious list celebrates rising leaders in the field of literacy and includes a cohort of young innovators and visionaries creating positive change in the global literacy landscape.

UHCL students study ancient artifacts at excavation site in Oman

January 11, 2019 | Maria Curtis

UHCL students study ancient artifacts at excavation site in Oman

We spent the day with our colleagues from Sultan Qaboos University and Temple University at their excavation site in Saham, Oman. The site is one of the oldest known settlements in the Arabian Peninsula and its inhabitants were in touch with other civilizations in the Indus Valley and Mesopotamia.

Newly graduated transfer student credits faculty's guidance, support with success

January 10, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Newly graduated transfer student credits faculty's guidance, support with success

In 2014, Ronnie Daruwala began his freshman year at a large university in Texas as a biotechnology major. He soon found out that he didn’t think he could be successful there. Coming from a small high school in Pasadena, Daruwala, a 26-year-old Friendswood resident, said he felt lost and began dreading going to class. After trying to make a go of it for two years, he said there were a couple of “last straw” episodes that convinced him it was time to transfer to University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Critically acclaimed 14-year-old Emi Sunshine to brighten Bayou Theater

January 09, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Critically acclaimed 14-year-old Emi Sunshine to brighten Bayou Theater

Now a critically acclaimed 14-year-old singer and songwriter, Emi has shared her exceptional talents on stages around the country and on national television, and will play her unique bluegrass-Americana sound at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 2 p.m.

UHCL, Freeman Library partner to foster reading and writing skills in small children

January 08, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL, Freeman Library partner to foster reading and writing skills in small children

Educators are always looking for new, creative ways to help small children become comfortable with reading and writing. For Elaine Hendrix, Heather Pule and Roberta Raymond, all professors in University of Houston-Clear Lake’s College of Education, facilitating a partnership with Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library so that future educators can help parents of small children fall in love with books is a step toward making that happen.

UHCL students begin cross-cultural experience on study trip to Oman

January 08, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL students begin cross-cultural experience on study trip to Oman

Eleven University of Houston-Clear Lake students and Anthropology Professors Maria Curtis and Dawit Woldu began the New Year by boarding a plane Jan. 3 to embark upon an eye-opening, two-week study trip to Oman. This is UH-Clear Lake’s fourth annual study trip to the sultanate, and includes visits to all the major historic and religious sites in Oman, excursions to major cities and mountain villages, an overnight stay in the Wahiba desert, and meetings with Omani government officials.

'Phantom' star Kristen Hertzenberg brings Broadway hits to Bayou Theater

January 07, 2019 | Katherine Adams

'Phantom' star Kristen Hertzenberg brings Broadway hits to Bayou Theater

Well-known for her role as Christine in the Las Vegas production of “Phantom of the Opera,” classically-trained Kristen Hertzenberg will take center stage at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater to perform an evening of classic showtunes on Friday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Textpectations: Do you have text message anxiety?

January 07, 2019 | Jana Willis

Textpectations: Do you have text message anxiety?

Parents know how it is. You send a text message to your child and receive no immediate response. So you wait, you worry, you get frustrated. You may even feel a little anger; wondering why your child isn’t responding to your message. There is actually a name for that feeling we experience; textpectation.

Support from adviser helps student juggle career, family to complete coursework

January 04, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Support from adviser helps student juggle career, family to complete coursework

University of Houston-Clear Lake senior and transfer student Matthew Helle didn’t have an easy time juggling a 60-hour work week, a family and rigorous college classes, but with the constant guidance and support of his transfer adviser, Kristi Rickman, he will graduate with his bachelor of science in computer information systems in May 2019.

Hospitality, grace themes of one-woman show coming to Bayou Theater

December 31, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Hospitality, grace themes of one-woman show coming to Bayou Theater

Rebecca Walker came to understand the concepts of grace and hospitality in Southern culture as a child growing up on her grandparents’ porches in Texas and Louisiana. In her solo show, “Peacocks and Porches,” Walker presents a show that is part memoir, part poetry, and part Southern fiction at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater on Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m.

Encourage dads to share their experiences with preterm birth

December 28, 2018 | Karen Alexander

Encourage dads to share their experiences with preterm birth

Men think of themselves as protectors. This is true even as they transition to fatherhood. But in truth, becoming a parent is often as stressful for men as for the women carrying the baby, especially in the case of a preterm birth, when an infant is born before 37 weeks’ gestation. In this situation, it’s much more than just the birth of a baby—it’s an extraordinary life situation, and since birth is an occasion that focuses almost exclusively on mother and baby, the feelings of a preterm father often fall by the wayside. By providing the dad the emotional support he needs during this uncertain time, the entire family will benefit.

Is your child in the religious minority in school?

December 26, 2018 | Mike McMullen

Is your child in the religious minority in school?

on is the most diverse metropolitan city in the U.S., the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University reports. That means that our children are exposed to a wide array of racial, ethnic and religious diversity throughout their years in public schools. This can be a source of strength as children learn about the rich tapestry that makes up their schools, neighborhoods and wider society.