UHCL News

UHCL Family Art Day brings families together with free events, crafts and fun

October 16, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL Family Art Day brings families together with free events, crafts and fun

One of Alex Malone’s missions as managing director of University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater is to offer more family-friendly events to make the arts more accessible to the community. UH-Clear Lake’s inaugural Family Art Day, to be held in the Bayou Building on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 1-4 p.m., is the first of what Malone hopes will become a monthly Clear Lake tradition.

Conference to focus on nutrition responses to diet-related diseases

October 15, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Conference to focus on nutrition responses to diet-related diseases

University of Houston-Clear Lake and the new Exercise and Nutritional Health Institute is presenting the Low Carb Houston Conference Oct. 25-27 to address and examine ways in which nutritional interventions improve metabolic consequences during the event in the university’s Bayou Theater.

UHCL writing professor appointed to Texas education committee

October 15, 2018 | George Mattingly II

UHCL writing professor appointed to Texas education committee

UHCL Assistant Professor of Writing Christal Seahorn is continuing to live her passion for education with her recent three-year appointment to the Undergraduate Education Advisory Committee (UEAC) as part of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Award-winning Latin pop singer hopes to move hearts and hips at Bayou Theater

October 12, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Award-winning Latin pop singer hopes to move hearts and hips at Bayou Theater

For Gina Chavez, the music she writes and performs comes from a very personal place. The award-winning, Austin-based bilingual Latin pop singer says she hopes to take her audience on a musical journey through her experiences working in El Salvador and at home when she takes the stage at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Shinyribs to bring swamp-funk to Bayou Theater, believes all dancing is good dancing

October 08, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Shinyribs to bring swamp-funk to Bayou Theater, believes all dancing is good dancing

Kevin Russell describes himself as a guy who only stops laughing long enough to sing and dance. As the frontman of Shinyribs, an eight-piece swamp-funk-soul band that is a fixture of Austin’s live music scene, he assures University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater-goers a foot-stomping, hip-swiveling good time at their performance on Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

UHCL prof's book spotlights toxic black masculinity, violence against transgender women

October 08, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL prof's book spotlights toxic black masculinity, violence against transgender women

While writing and speaking extensively about police involvement in fatal shootings of unarmed black men, UHCL Associate Professor of political science William T. Hoston discovered another rampant, often underreported problem in our community: violence against black transgender women. His newly released book explores this issue and shines a spotlight on transphobic violence and murders in Houston.

New institute at UHCL researches nutrition and exercise to combat chronic disease

October 05, 2018 | Katherine Adams

New institute at UHCL researches nutrition and exercise to combat chronic disease

There is a gap in the healthcare continuum in our community, says William Amonette, associate professor of exercise science at University of Houston-Clear Lake. For those struggling with chronic ailments, the new Exercise and Nutritional Health Institute can help.

Hawk Advantage Scholarship accelerates student's path to graduation

October 04, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Hawk Advantage Scholarship accelerates student's path to graduation

When Gabrielle Pringle was a senior in high school in 2016, she knew she would need financial assistance if she wanted to go to college. She applied everywhere for scholarships to no avail. When she heard about the Hawk Advantage Scholarship at University of Houston-Clear Lake, she applied. When she received word that she’d been approved, she knew she had what she needed to fulfill her dream of going to college and starting a career in psychology.

Activist credits UHCL with inspiration to mobilize young Latinos to vote

October 01, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Activist credits UHCL with inspiration to mobilize young Latinos to vote

In 2014, Antonio Arellano started working on his bachelor’s in communication at University of Houston-Clear Lake. But his two-semester internship at the Houston Chronicle led straight to a job at KTRK-Channel 13 as their first-ever social media influencer, hired to engage a new, younger demographic from the millennial/Latino perspective about city and community events. “I hit the ground running,” he said. “I was honored to help shape our station embraced a new era of social media news dissemination.”

Gospel ensemble to bring unique, pure blend of voices to Bayou Theater

October 01, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Gospel ensemble to bring unique, pure blend of voices to Bayou Theater

Trey McLaughlin and The Sounds of Zamar features 20 powerful gospel voices, and will bring their uniquely blended sound to University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m.

New Zealand busker, 'American Idol' finalist to take Bayou Theater stage

September 27, 2018 | Katherine Adams

New Zealand busker, 'American Idol' finalist to take Bayou Theater stage

This season, University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater is showcasing talent from around the world – and inside the TV. On Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m., folk multi-instrumentalist and headliner Graeme James, a New Zealander, will share the stage with Alex Preston, a third-place finalist from the 13th season of “American Idol.”

'America's Got Talent' finalist to share her perfect pitch, positivity at Bayou Theater

September 25, 2018 | Katherine Adams

'America's Got Talent' finalist to share her perfect pitch, positivity at Bayou Theater

Mandy Harvey has been musical all her life. She had seen shows like “America’s Got Talent” before, but didn’t have the confidence to audition. When she was offered the opportunity to try out for season 12 of NBC’s hit talent show, she finally did. She was the fourth-place finalist, and won a highly coveted Golden Buzzer from arguably one of the show’s most challenging judges, Simon Cowell. On Oct. 24, she’ll move her fans with her original pop and jazz songs at the Bayou Theater at University of Houston-Clear Lake.