Join UHCL’s Friday Morning Continuing Education summer miniseries

July 2, 2018 | Jim Townsend

Join UHCL’s Friday Morning Continuing Education summer miniseries

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Friday Morning Continuing Education presents its summer miniseries in July. Tailored for the appetites of life-long learners, topics vary week-to-week and are presented by experts in their subjects.

The Friday programs feature two separate sessions, one at 9 a.m. and another at 11 a.m. All sessions are held at UH-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston. While registration is required, residency, age, academic history, and student status do not apply.

July 6 sessions
  • Joy of Yoga” at 9 a.m.: Yoga is so much more than a form of exercise. Come learn about the history of yoga and all that encompasses this practice. You will be amazed at how it can benefit your life. No yoga clothes are necessary for this class.
  • SHELL We Gather?  A Guide to Beachcombing on the Gulf Coast” at 11 a.m.: Are you a beachcomber? This is not a necessary prerequisite, but you may become a beachcomber after learning about these gems and how to recognize the top 10 seashells of the Gulf.
July 13 sessions
  • Joy of Dance” at 9 a.m.: This is a crash course in the major forms of partnered dance – ballroom, swing and country for singles or couples. One example of each type will be taught, with the basics of lead and follow. Improvisation will be emphasized. Are you coming without a partner? No need to worry, as multiple male and female partners and teachers will be in attendance. Join professional dance teacher Joshua Orsak as he introduces the joy of dance.
  • NASA: The Stories Behind the Glories” at 11 a.m.: Hear little-known, insider stories and anecdotes about U.S. human spaceflight mission events and astronauts. Most are humorous, but some disclose NASA’s embarrassing moments from select space programs from Mercury through Gemini and Apollo to Skylab, Apollo-Soyuz and the Space Shuttle. 
July 20 sessions
  • 1968: Worst Year in American History – Democratic Convention in Chicago” at 9 a.m.: This is the third in a four-part series about 1968. Between the Tet Offensive in January 1968 and the riots at the Democratic Convention in Chicago in August, we lost a civil rights and human rights icon, a president mired in a quagmire, and our innocence. Worst. Year. Ever. Come and see if you agree.
  • Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM): A New Hope for Chronic Disease and Pain Management” at 11 a.m.: AOM has been used for thousands of years to treat conditions similar to the ones people experience today. The spread of AOM extends to many present-day hospital programs and healthcare institutions, such as integrative medicine at the Memorial Hermann’s Pain Recovery Program. You will learn about AOM, alternative medicine, mindfulness, and how we may implement them in our lives.

Members pay a one-time membership fee for $12 for the summer miniseries and $18 for each class. The membership fee includes class materials, borrowing privileges at the UHCL library and discounts at the UHCL Bookstore and Patio Café. Parking permits are available in Bayou Building, room 1618 for $5. To register, visit  For more information, call 281-283-3033.