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Mercury to perform Beethoven at UHCL

Enjoy Beethoven’s 6th and 7th as University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Office of Student Life presents Mercury May 1, 8 p.m., in the university’s Bayou Theater, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058.  

Conducted by Antoine Plante, this Houston-based chamber orchestra will bring the composer’s symphonies to life. Plante, conductor, artistic director and co-founder of the Mercury Orchestra, has guest conducted with the San Antonio Symphony, Chanticleer, Houston Grand Opera, Ecuador National Symphony Orchestra and Atlanta Baroque, and will appear with the Oregon Bach Festival in Summer 2014.

Tickets for this event can be purchased for $12 in advance in the Student Life office and $15 at the door, with discounts available with UHCL identification. For more information, contact Associate Director of Student Life Andrew Reitberger at 281-283-2560 or visit


Defense course offered by UHCL Police Dept.

Find out how to protect yourself during the Rape Aggression Defense course offered by the University of Houston-Clear Lake Police Department May 16, 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m., and May 17, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., at UHCL, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston,77058.

The RAD systems program has been in operation since 1989 and has graduated more than 900,000 men, women and children. Built around this proven program, the UHCL RAD course offers basic self-defense techniques, lectures and discussions to help prepare students for potential dangerous situations.

This course is open to all women ages 13 and older. For more information or to sign up for the course, contact Program Director Sgt. Kyle Pirtle at or 281-283-2225.


UHCL Alumni host meet-and-greet

University of Houston-Clear Lake alumni offer advice and conversation to current or prospective students at the final Alumni Coffee Table event of the semester April 29, 6 p.m., in the university’s Bayou Building, Atrium II, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058.

Offered during the student’s finals week, alumni will be available for study tips and finals advice, along with free coffee and treats. This event is sponsored by the UHCL Alumni Association and is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni and Community Relations at 281-283-2021 or


Get career help through exploration workshop

Choosing a career can be a stressful and overwhelming decision and University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Office of Career Services can help lessen the stress with their two-day interactive career exploration workshop May 10 and 17, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The workshop will be held in the university’s Student Services and Classroom Building, room 3103, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058.

Experienced career counselors and psychologists can walk participants through picking a career, changing careers, returning to the workforce, setting goals for the future and ensuring the right career choice. Participants will complete self- assessments, review educational and professional experiences and explore career information resources.

The course fee varies from $40- $200, depending on individual circumstance. A prior intake appointment is required and can be scheduled by contacting the Office of Counseling Services at 281-283-2580. For more information or to reserve your space in the workshop, contact the Office of Career Services at 281-283-2590.



Media Contacts

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

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