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Holiday closing announced

University of Houston-Clear Lake offices will be closed Dec. 23 through Jan. 1. Offices, including UH-Clear Lake’s Neumann Library, will reopen on Jan. 2. In case of an emergency, call the university Police Department, 281-283-2222.


Seventh graders get SAT prep

Sign up now for a one-day SAT prep course for seventh graders who are taking the test in January. UH-Clear Lake’s Kids U offers the class Jan 18, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., which will prepare children in the Duke Talent Identification Program who will take the SAT Jan. 25, 2014.

The session, held in the university’s Arbor Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058, provides instruction on verbal and math sections.

The course fee is $129. Children should bring their own snacks and lunch. To register online, visit, select Kids U then Kids U SAT or call UH-Clear Lake’s Center for Educational Programs, 281-283-3530.


Shop for bargains at community charity yard sale

Support a good cause and get some bargains at the same time. A community yard sale and outdoor event on Jan. 25 benefits survivors of domestic violence and will be held 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the UH-Clear Lake Delta Building parking lot, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058.  The garage sale will include a moonwalk, live music, bake sale, popcorn, cotton candy and treats for all ages. A lunch plate with cheeseburger or veggie burger, chips and a drink can be purchased for $5.

Proceeds from the sale benefit The Bridge Over Troubled Waters, a non-profit organization that assists families who have been affected by domestic violence, sexual assault or homelessness.

The event is sponsored by the UHCL student organization People Against Violence Everywhere. For more information, call the Office of Student Life, 281-283-2560.


Psychological Services Clinic provides valuable resources

Make 2014 a great year by taking advantage of UH-Clear Lake’s Psychological Services Clinic. Marriage therapy, individual therapy, couples and family sessions can make a big difference coping with life’s stresses. The clinic is a training and research facility that serves the greater Houston-Galveston area. 

Graduate students in assessment and therapy programs provide the services under the direct supervision of professionally licensed therapists and/or doctoral-level instructors. Services are available to the entire community, and fees are assessed based on the income of the client. A required intake appointment is free of charge and includes an assessment and meeting with an intake specialist.

The clinic is located in the university’s Arbor Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston. Counseling and assessment for psychological problems are available during day and evenings hours, Monday through Thursday and until noon on Friday. For office hours, or to schedule an appointment, call 281-283-3330.


UHCL delivers care packages to service members

Military troops overseas will receive special holiday gift packages because of the generosity of the UHCL community. Faculty, staff and students collected items that will bring a little holiday cheer to soldiers who can’t be home for the holidays. UHCL’s Office of Veteran Services sponsored this effort in gratitude for their own time in the service when the generous contributions of others made a difference in their holiday experience.

Service members on the USS Boxer in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and bases throughout Afghanistan will receive a special mail call later this month. Donations filled more than 20 boxes and included hundreds of protein bars, countless chapsticks, individual drink mixes, personal hygiene items, socks, game books, iTunes gift cards, boxes of hot cocoa and packs of sunflower seeds. To learn more about the services available through UH-Clear Lake’s Office of Veteran Services, visit, email or call 281-283-3071.




Media Contacts

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

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