UHCL News

College of Education profs celebrate newly minted educators' entrance into profession

June 16, 2018 | Katherine Adams

College of Education profs celebrate newly minted educators' entrance into profession

Samantha Ruelas was one of over 80 University of Houston-Clear Lake teacher certification candidates who received her diploma on May 20 and participated in UH-Clear Lake’s first Teacher Induction Ceremony, held on May 16.

Kids in UHCL's summer art school learn about Omani cave paintings

June 15, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Kids in UHCL's summer art school learn about Omani cave paintings

Children enrolled in this summer’s Art School for Children program at University of Houston-Clear Lake will be celebrating the school’s 40th anniversary, but they’ll also be learning about art that came from halfway around the world and depicts the way people lived, worked and traveled to at least the late first millennium B.C.

Middle schoolers learn engineering process in first Hawk STEAM Academy

June 15, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Middle schoolers learn engineering process in first Hawk STEAM Academy

In a new summer science program geared toward middle school students, the Center for Educational Programs at University of Houston-Clear Lake is hosting two week-long Hawk STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) Academy camps in which campers will work in research and development teams as they explore Newton’s laws of motion. Roger Rovekamp, a robotics engineer at Dexterous Robotics Laboratory at NASA Johnson Space Center, discussed the importance and various applications of robotics technology with nine student engineers at a lunch presentation on June 5.

Fall 2018 Common Reader selection explores themes of identity, vocation

June 15, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Fall 2018 Common Reader selection explores themes of identity, vocation

A selection committee composed of faculty, staff and a student representative have recommended the book “Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work” by Dave Isay to be the focus of University of Houston-Clear Lake’s fall 2018 Common Reader Program. The committee chose the book because it explores overarching themes that resonate with the UH-Clear Lake student population.

Bayou Theater offers season package for new season, 18 performances across all genres

June 14, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Bayou Theater offers season package for new season, 18 performances across all genres

With almost twice as many outstanding performances to offer Clear Lake theater-lovers this season than last, the Bayou Theater at University of Houston-Clear Lake is gearing up for a brand new season that covers almost all musical genres. “There are some great benefits we’re offering season pass buyers this year,” said Bayou Theater Managing Director Alex Malone. “Season packages go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 15.”

Short Takes

June 14, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Short Takes

Get a glimpse of upcoming events at University of Houston-Clear Lake, including Hawk Adventure for prospective students, training from the Cyber Security Institute and more.

UHCL launched a dream come true for best-selling alumnus

June 13, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL launched a dream come true for best-selling alumnus

It might seem like a dream to come to Texas from Singapore as an 11-year-old boy, find a way to cope successfully with all the social and cultural adjustments that immigrant kids face, finish college and become the best-selling author of a book trilogy who’s recently taken his place on the 2018 Time 100 List. With the first book of the trilogy, “Crazy Rich Asians,” to be released in movie theaters this summer, Kevin Kwan has been living what might be described as a dream. But the University of Houston-Clear Lake 1994 alumnus said for him, his years working toward his bachelor’s degree in media studies were the “dream experience.”

Santa Fe shooting, other emergencies spotlight need for counselors

June 08, 2018 | Karen Barbier

Santa Fe shooting, other emergencies spotlight need for counselors

One of the first things University of Houston-Clear Lake Professor of Counseling Cheryl Sawyer will insist when she is called in after a tragedy is that it is not about her – it is about the mental well-being of the victims and those who knew the victims. After hearing about the shooting at Santa Fe High School, Sawyer knew there would be a need and she reached out her school connections and immediately put her lifetime work into action.

UHCL executive director of Human Resources announced

June 08, 2018 | Staff

UHCL executive director of Human Resources announced

After a nationwide search, University of Houston-Clear Lake President Ira K. Blake announced the selection of W. Brad McGonagle as its new executive director of Human Resources. He comes to UH-Clear Lake with more than 22 years of human resources experience.

Groundbreaking set June 12 for UHCL residence hall

June 06, 2018 | Jim Townsend

 Groundbreaking set June 12 for UHCL residence hall

University of Houston-Clear Lake will host a groundbreaking ceremony for a 294-bed residence hall at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston. The public is invited. The residence hall is scheduled to open for the fall 2019 semester.

UHCL grad heads to Washington, DC for Library of Congress internship

June 04, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL grad heads to Washington, DC for Library of Congress internship

There are over 32 million books in the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., and on June 1, University of Houston-Clear Lake graduate Alexander will become one of the rare few college graduates to be awarded a coveted internship in the Library’s Educational Outreach Division.

UHCL profs, staff meet Astros Executive Reid Ryan at BAHEP luncheon

June 04, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL profs, staff meet Astros Executive Reid Ryan at BAHEP luncheon

Eight University of Houston-Clear Lake faculty, staff and students attended the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership luncheon at South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center’s Crystal Ballroom on May 17. The event’s featured speaker was Reid Ryan, president of business operations for the Houston Astros.