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Be a part of UHCL’s ‘Lighting of the Letters’

Join University of Houston-Clear Lake students, faculty and staff as they gather for the “Lighting of the Letters” Tuesday, Dec. 3, 5-7 p.m., near UH-Clear Lake’s Alumni Plaza between the Bayou and Student Services and Classroom Buildings, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston.

Sip cocoa and/or cider and have some fun while watching the “UHCL” letters light up for the holidays. The event will also give students a chance to unwind from their busy semester. Admission is free to this fun event. For more information, call the Office of Student Life, 281-283-2560.


Enjoy UHCL student 2-D art in Pearland

Experience the art of local artist during the 2013 University of Houston-Clear Lake 2-D Student Exhibition of artwork. The art will be exhibited Dec. 7 – Jan. 4 at Pearland Recreation Center & Natatorium, 4141 Bailey Rd., Pearland, 77584. Mingle with artists and exhibition jurors at the artist’s reception Dec. 14, 5 – 7 p.m.

The juried exhibition is part of Pearland Arts League’s “Corks and Canvas” series and will feature the work of university students currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Fine Arts or Master of Arts in Humanities programs or taking at least one studio course. Art lovers will have the opportunity to experience various styles of art. The exhibition is on the second floor of the recreation center and is open Monday – Thursday, 5:30 a.m. – 11 p.m., Friday, 5:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

“This exhibition presents our students with a terrific opportunity to showcase their art outside of the university environs, giving them real-life experience in preparing their work for professional display and perhaps even connecting to potential art buyers,” says UHCL Art Gallery Coordinator of Audience Development Jeff Bowen. “For the university, this exhibition is yet another demonstration of our commitment to educational outreach in Pearland.”

Admission to this event is free. For more information or to RSVP for the reception, email or call 281-283-3311.


Buy fresh, local products at the farmers market

Get ready for holiday meals by shopping at the farmer’s market Dec. 10, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. in UH-Clear Lake’s Bayou Building, Atrium I, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058. Support the local economy and pick out some fresh fruit, vegetables and local products at reasonable prices.

The market is sponsored by UHCL’s Office of Intercultural Student Services. For more information about this, or other ISS activities, visit, email or call 281-283-2575.


Autism Speaker Series addresses problem behavior in children

Learn techniques to improve children’s behavior in this installment of the Autism Speaker Series at University of Houston-Clear Lake, Dec. 14, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Amy Richardson leads the seminar “Reducing Problem Behavior through Functional Communication Training” in the university’s Student Services and Classroom Building, Lecture Hall, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058.

Richardson, a specialist in early childhood development and intellectual disabilities, received a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University. She currently consults for special education students at public schools and conducts research through the behavior analysis program at UHCL.

A question-and-answer session and a complimentary lunch follow the lecture, which is free and open to the public. Register by emailing UH-Clear Lake’s Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities community speaker series is sponsored by Hegwood & Associates, P.C., JSC Federal Credit Union, Spectrum of Hope/Basis, Susie Bean and Including Kids. For more information, visit and select the Autism Speaker Series link.    


Media Contacts

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

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