Short Takes

June 5, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Short Takes

UHCL freshman fall 2018 application deadline Aug. 1

The final application deadline is Aug. 1 for new college students planning to enter University of Houston-Clear Lake in the fall 2018 semester.

For more details on deadlines, visit the UH-Clear Lake Office of Admissions at To apply, visit For more information, call 281-283-2500 or email

Kids U registration now open

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Center for Educational Programs is ensuring the learning doesn’t stop this summer with Kids U summer day camps. Registration is now open for camps focusing on creative writing, art, game design, coding, dinosaurs, bugs and more from nine subject areas.

Classes, held in the Arbor Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, are open for pre-K through 12th grade. Costs vary with each camp. To register or for more information, visit

Friday Morning Continuing Education: Yoga

Learn the history of yoga and how you can take advantage of its health benefits. The class held is held Fridays between June 15-July 20 from 1-2 p.m. in the Bayou Building of University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston.

The yoga class is taught by Jalaine Hunter, who teaches research-based mindful movement, meditation, and breathing techniques. The course is open to participants at all levels, who also have the opportunity to track their progress after the course ends. Please bring your mat.

For more information and to register, visit

2018 CAMEO Emerging Artists Show

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Art Gallery is currently hosting this year’s Clay Arts Museum and Educational Organization (CAMEO) “Emerging Artists Show,” which features works of Texas higher education ceramics instructors and their students. The result is a unique display of varying artistic perspectives.

The exhibition remains open through Aug. 2, Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. –  noon. Admission is free. The gallery is located in the Bayou Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston. Parking is available in the Visitor Lot or Student Lot D. For more information, call 281-283-3376 or visit      

UHCL profs join Million Dollar Club for grant-raising

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Associate Professors of Behavior Analysis, Jennifer Fritz and Sarah Lechago, have been diligently applying for – and receiving – external grants and contract funding to support graduate assistantships in local school districts and in many other programs, since 2008 and 2010, respectively.

In May, both Lechago and Fritz learned their efforts had culminated in receiving an honor reserved for the faculty’s top money-raisers: entrance into UHCL’s $1 Million Club, as acknowledged by the Office of Sponsored Programs.

“We are just thrilled about this,” Fritz said. “Some of the funding has been used to support our work at UHCL’s Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, the Severe Behavior Disorders Research Clinic, the Autism Center at Texas Children’s Hospital, the Verbal Behavior Clinic, and the Connecting the Dots program.”

Fritz serves as the director of CADD’s Severe Behavior Disorders Research Clinic and of the Behavior Analysis Program at Texas Children’s Autism Center. Lechago serves as the director of CADD’s Verbal Behavior Clinic and Verbal Behavior Clinic tele-health program, which will launch in June of 2018.

“We have also received funding for graduate assistantships to Avondale House, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing individuals with autism training and education,” Lechago said.