Short Takes

July 5, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Short Takes
Join UHCL’s Friday Morning 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 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.
  • “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.

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.
  • 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.

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. 

Future students, families invited to Hawk Adventure

Prospective University of Houston-Clear Lake students and their families are invited to tour UH-Clear Lake’s 524-acre campus in a one-hour walking tour led by current UH-Clear Lake students. Attendees will also receive information about applying to the university. Featured stops on the tour include Alfred R. Neumann Library, the UHCL Art Gallery, and natural features such as Potter Pond and Horsepen Bayou. To learn more about Hawk Adventure or to register, visit

Learn to manage change, conflict

Learn how to successfully cope with organizational change and learn techniques to define the change process, communication and resolving conflict in the course, “Skillfully Managing Change and Conflict” as part of the Management and Leadership Certificate Program at University of Houston-Clear Lake.

The course, offered by the Center for Executive Education, is geared toward aspiring or new supervisors, and leaders who wish to gain new knowledge for today’s work environment. The course takes place on Fridays, July 13 and 27, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. The fee is $850, and group rates are available. For more information, call 281-283-3120 or email

UHCL Movie Night: ‘Disobedience’

Come see “Disobedience” on Movie Night July 14, 7 p.m. in the Student Services and Classroom Building Lecture Hall at University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston. A woman returns to the religious community that shunned her, rekindling a forbidden relationship. The characters then explore themes of passion, self-awareness and freedom of choice. The film is rated R.

Admission to the film is free for students with a UHCL Student ID and $4 for all others. Parking is free and available in Visit Lot D.

UHCL returning students’ fall registration through Aug. 24

Returning students at University of Houston-Clear Lake can register for fall courses in open registration through Aug. 24. Freshmen students must attend an orientation before registering for courses. Class schedules are available online at For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar at 281-283-2525 or email

UHCL new student application deadline Aug. 1

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

Volunteers needed to keep UHCL beautiful

Help maintain the beauty of the University of Houston-Clear Lake campus by volunteering at Habitat Work Days each Tuesday morning in July with the Environmental Institute of Houston. UH-Clear Lake is located at 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston. Helpers should meet at 9 a.m. at the North Annex Office, located inside Entrance 3 off of Middlebrook Drive.

Volunteers assist in upkeep, including clearing paths, cleaning the pond and other conservation tasks. For more information, call UHCL Environmental Institute of Houston at 281-283-3950 or email To learn more, visit