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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.

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.

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.

Artist makes strong statement on climate change at upcoming exhibition in UHCL's Art Gallery

December 24, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Artist makes strong statement on climate change at upcoming exhibition in UHCL's Art Gallery

Instead of showing frightening statistics, protest signs and scientific arguments, artist Julie Heffernan’s exhibition, “When the Water Rises,” uses color and detailed imagery to support an introspective, passionate discussion for the message she wants to spread: climate change is real. The traveling exhibition, originated by the Louisiana State University Museum of Art, will open at University of Houston-Clear Lake Thursday, Jan. 24 and run through Thursday, March 21, with an opening preview reception on Jan 23, 5-7 p.m.

UHCL Fall Commencement 2018

December 20, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL Fall Commencement 2018

UHCL students and administrators participated in Fall Commencement 2018 on Dec. 16. Over 1,000 summer and fall candidates crossed the stage to receive their degrees.

Video: UHCL prof knows nurse educators' role is vital to future of nursing

December 18, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Video: UHCL prof knows nurse educators' role is vital to future of nursing

Some people take many years to decide what their career path in life should be. Karen Alexander knew by the time she was six that she wanted to be a nurse. Today, she’s program director of University of Houston-Clear Lake’s RN-BSN program, and assistant professor of nursing, and although she has held many positions within the field of nursing, she has spent the last 16 years as a nurse educator, committed to delivering the highest possible level of education and training to her students.

UHCL student graduates, knows special education is her true calling in life

December 13, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL student graduates, knows special education is her true calling in life

Sarah Robicheaux has known her professional calling for most of her life. As the older sister of a sibling with Down’s Syndrome, the University of Houston-Clear Lake senior knows that teaching children with special needs is where she’s meant to be.