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UH-Clear Lake Archives expands, holds grand opening

University of Houston-Clear Lake puts the history of the Bay Area in the spotlight at the grand opening of the newly expanded UH-Clear Lake Archives, June 20, 4-6 p.m., on the second floor of UH-Clear Lake’s Alfred R. Neumann Library, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston.

Since 2001, the university has housed the NASA Johnson Space Center History Collection. In addition to the JSC History Collection, UHCL Archives also houses the Human Space Flight Collection, the Timber Cove Collection, the Clear Lake City Collection and the University Collections to help preserve the history of Bay Area Houston. The renovation includes an expanded reading room and an additional vault that provides a climate-controlled environment.

Generous donors contributed to the expansion including Houston Endowment Inc., United Space Alliance, Boeing Co., Lockheed Martin Corp., Jacobs Technology Inc., Cimarron and Timber Cove Garden Club.

For more information about the open house, call Coordinator of Donor Stewardship Joanne Timm by calling 281-283-2022 or emailing TimmJo@uhcl.edu.

Take a peek at UHCL during preview

Discover how to make career dreams a reality at the University of Houston-Clear Lake Admissions Preview June 20 and July 25, 6 p.m., at the university, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston. Admissions representatives will be available to take the mystery out of the university application process. Before and after the preview at 5:30 and 7 p.m., guides will take parents and students on a tour of the campus.

Tours of UH-Clear Lake will include the Alfred R. Neumann Library, Art Gallery, Fitness Zone and more. Students who have the necessary documents may get admitted right on the spot.

On-the-spot admission decisions for most degree programs will be offered to students who bring all transcripts and test scores with them and who have not submitted them prior to the preview. For more information about Admissions Preview, contact the Office of Admissions, 281-283-2500. To RSVP to the preview, visit http://www.uhcl.edu/admissionspreview.

Juneteenth celebration held at UHCL

Poetry, film and music will fill the air as University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Black Students Association hosts three special guests, June 19, 6-9 p.m. in the university’s Bayou Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston.

KidHolliday Marigny, author of several books, will present his “hypnotic” poetry. Houston filmmaker and activist Isaac Fanuiel will offer his feature-length documentary “The New Juneteenth,” which reminds all of the date’s importance in American history. Also performing is Bam Bam “The Voice,” pop and hip-hop rapper who will perform songs from his CD, “Big Thangs.”

Juneteenth commemorations originated on June 19, 1865, in Galveston, Texas, when Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger announced that all slaves were free. This Emancipation Day in Texas is now observed as Juneteenth.

For more information about the Black Students Association or the event, contact the university’s Office of Student Life, 281-283-2560.

Summer classes still available

Earn some credits this summer by taking classes at University of Houston-Clear Lake. Registration for the last two summer sessions is open until July 10.

Graduate and undergraduate courses are offered at convenient daytime and evening hours. Sessions last four or five weeks, so there’s plenty of time to earn those all-important credits before fall arrives.

For more information about available summer classes, visit the university’s home page for a class schedule, http://www.uhcl.edu.

Young Writers Camp sparks creativity in children

Kids can get creative this summer during the Young Writers Camp at University of Houston-Clear Lake. Popular classes in the camp include such favorites as “Writing like an Author,” where children learn that before the words are put in print, ideas come by observing the world and “Building Your Book,” where children will read aloud the works of well-known authors and create a one-of-a-kind book to take home.     

One-week sessions run through Aug. 1 at UH-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058.  Fees are $129 per session. For more information about Young Writers Camp and other available Kids U camps, visit http://kidsu.uhcl.edu or call UH-Clear Lake’s Center for Educational Programs, 281-283-3530.

Take a peek at UHCL during preview

Discover how to make career dreams a reality at the University of Houston-Clear Lake Admissions Preview June 20 and July 25, 6 p.m., at the university, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston. Admissions representatives will be available to take the mystery out of the university application process. Before and after the preview at 5:30 and 7 p.m., guides will take parents and students on a tour of the campus.

Tours of UH-Clear Lake will include the Alfred R. Neumann Library, Art Gallery, Fitness Zone and more. Students who have the necessary documents may get admitted right on the spot.

On-the-spot admission decisions for most degree programs will be offered to students who bring all transcripts and test scores with them and who have not submitted them prior to the preview. For more information about Admissions Preview, contact the Office of Admissions, 281-283-2500. To RSVP to the preview, visit http://www.uhcl.edu/admissionspreview.

 

Media Contacts

UHCL Office of Communications
Phone: 281-283-2015
Fax: 281-283-2034

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