December 25, 2018 | Grady Perdue
We all know that money is important in our lives, and it will eventually be that way for our children. The more they can understand about managing their personal finances, the better off they will be. They will have to face decisions about making retirement accounts, mortgages, auto loans, credit cards and an array of other finance-related matters. We don’t want them ill-informed and making bad decisions.
December 24, 2018 | Katherine Adams
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.
December 21, 2018 | Jim Townsend
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December 20, 2018 | Katherine Adams
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.
December 20, 2018 | George Mattingly II
Nicholas Jayce Arvizu, interim staff assistant in University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Office of Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (SDEI) is looking to connect UHCL’s LBGTQ community to more of these resources in Houston as a new member of Mayor Sylvester Turner’s LGBTQ Advisory Board.
December 20, 2018 | Julia Englund Strait
Yes, it’s true. If you’re doing yoga, you’ll contort your body into an unnatural-looking shape. But most of the evidence for the benefits of yoga – especially for kids – suggests that it’s the subtler aspects of this “moving meditation,” like breathing and awareness, that are magic ingredients to help them manage stress and anxiety.
December 18, 2018 | Katherine Adams
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.
December 17, 2018 | Patricia Droz, Lorie Jacobs
Do you have a teen at home who hates writing, convinced they don’t need that skill because they want to be an engineer, welder, or hair stylist? Maybe you have a kid who thinks that being a “good writer” requires the ability to write sappy poems or stories about lovestruck vampires, two skills your child proudly doesn’t have. Congratulations! Your kid is normal. Still, you’ve got a problem: if you want your son or daughter to mature an adult who is taken seriously and gets promotions--no matter the job--you need to convince them that it pays to write well.
December 13, 2018 | Katherine Adams
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.
December 13, 2018 | Katherine Adams
For three years, Johanna Jacob worked overnights at her job consulting with the Disney Consortium in India. She knew she was not fulfilling her purpose in that job, and she knew there had to more to life. Her first time on an airplane was a trip across the world to begin her master’s program in computer science at University of Houston-Clear Lake and along the way, she found out that indeed, there is more to life. As she graduates on Dec. 16, Jacob, 27, feels she’s getting much more than a diploma.
December 12, 2018 | Jim Townsend
Matthew Perry will join the Division of Student Affairs as the director of Student Housing and Residential Life, effective Jan. 14, 2019. Perry brings more than 10 years of experience in university residential housing having served as hall director, area housing coordinator and associate director for Residential Education at the University of Toledo in Ohio.