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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.

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.

UHCL grad inspires leadership in young students through pilot program

October 03, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL grad inspires leadership in young students through pilot program

Jordan Barber graduated from University of Houston-Clear Lake in December 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in education. Now in her fourth year as a second grade teacher at Bay Elementary in Clear Creek I.S.D., Barber has piloted a school-wide program designed to encourage students to take leadership roles in their classroom and in their school.

UHCL doctoral student invited to share expertise with Senate committees

October 02, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL doctoral student invited to share expertise with Senate committees

During the day, Kai Bouchard is principal of Robert Turner College and Career High School in Pearland Independent School District. In the evenings, he is often at University of Houston-Clear Lake, working toward his doctorate in educational leadership and policy analysis. And sometimes in between, he is in the Texas State Capitol giving expert testimony about the merits of the dual-credit program in his school.

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.”

New mechanical engineering prof teaches 'lecture-to-lab' in STEM building

September 28, 2018 | Katherine Adams

New mechanical engineering prof teaches 'lecture-to-lab' in STEM building

Since he was a child growing up in Morocco, Youssef Hamidi was fascinated with mechanical engineering. He knew that if he learned more about it, he could help make life better for people. Now as a new assistant professor of mechanical engineering at University of Houston-Clear Lake, he’s using his extensive background in industry and higher education to teach future mechanical engineers to take on any challenge.

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.

Outstanding future educators honored with Wilson scholarship

September 24, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Outstanding future educators honored with Wilson scholarship

University of Houston-Clear Lake recognized 2018 Dr. Patricia Potter Wilson College of Education Outstanding Student Scholarship recipients with plaques.

Trout Fishing in America shares music and humor with kids and adults at the Bayou Theater

September 21, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Trout Fishing in America shares music and humor with kids and adults at the Bayou Theater

Something fishy will be going on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bayou Theater at University of Houston-Clear Lake, and parents will love it almost as much as their children will.

UHCL online MBA program ranked among best in the nation

September 18, 2018 | George Mattingly II

UHCL online MBA program ranked among best in the nation

The MBA online degree program at UHCL ranked 23rd among the “Top 50 No-GMAT Online MBA Programs” in the nation by Online MBA Today, an online guide that connects prospective online students to MBA programs.

Ragtime orchestra will transport Bayou Theater-goers to silent movie era

September 17, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Ragtime orchestra will transport Bayou Theater-goers to silent movie era

It’s a good thing that Andrew Greene – the founder and director of the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra – got frustrated with playing Brahms and Chopin when he was a child taking piano lessons. His piano teacher was worried he would quit, so for a change, she gave him music written by famed ragtime composer Scott Joplin. His resulting love of the genre will be evident to audiences at Peacherine’s Oct. 14 performance at 7:30 p.m. at the Bayou Theater at University of Houston-Clear Lake.