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UHCL staff represented at Empty Bowls event

University of Houston-Clear Lake Art Gallery Assistant Director Karen Fiscus created 400 bowls to assist The Houston Food Bank in their annual Empty Bowls Houston campaign. Fiscus has achieved this goal for the past four years.

In celebration of their ten year anniversary, Empty Bowls Houston has challenged Fiscus, as well as other area artists, with creating a more detailed collector bowl to be displayed in a monthlong exhibit, and then sold to benefit Empty Bowls and The Houston Food Bank.

With a minimum donation of $25, attendees at the Empty Bowls event can pick from hundreds of handmade, one-of-a-kind, bowls donated by Houston artists and receive a soup lunch, sponsored by Whole Foods Market.

The Empty Bowls event will be held May 17, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main Street, Houston, 77002.


Student Organizations honored at Student Leadership Banquet

Student organizations at University of Houston-Clear Lake were recognized for their hard work when the Office of Student Life honored individuals and organizations for their contributions at the annual Student Leadership Banquet in April. Awards given to student organizations included the following:

  • Student Organization of the Year and Cultural Event of the Year – Indian Student Organization
  • Most Improved Student Organization–Communications and Digital Media Association
  • Best New Student Organization – Be the Match on Campus
  • Community Service Event of the Year – Black Students Association for Bring a Child to College Day
  • Social Awareness Event of the Year and Peer’s Choice Award – Unity Club
  • Teamwork in Leadership Award and Professional Development Event of the Year- Model Arab League

For more information on the student organizations at UHCL, please visit and follow the student organizations tab or call the Office of Student Life at 281-283-2560.


UHCL grads invited to decorate mortarboards

For the first time in its 40-year history, University of Houston-Clear Lake’s graduates will be permitted to decorate their mortarboards at the spring commencement ceremonies, a tradition that students have been hoping to participate in for quite some time. This decision comes from university President William A. Staples through efforts from the Student Government Association and the Hawk Spirit and Traditions Council. 

“It gives us the power to stand out and become the individual we are taught to be here at UHCL,” says School of Education student Krista Harvey, scheduled to graduate in the spring 2015.

The commencement ceremonies for spring 2014 will be held May 18, noon and 5 p.m., at The Reliant Arena, One Reliant Park, Houston, 77054. For a full list of guidelines or for information on the commencement ceremony, contact the Office of Academic Records at 281-283-2525 or visit 


Future scientists welcome to learn at Kids U camp

It’s time for your growing scientist to get messy during “Cool Science Experiments,” a four day summer camp offered by University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Kids U, June 9-12, noon – 3 p.m., in the university’s Arbor South Building, Room 1500.01, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058.

Students will conduct experiments such as creating a volcano and watching it erupt, making lava lamps, and all kinds of other messy experiments that can’t be done at home! This camp is offered for children who have completed kindergarten and first and second grade.

The camp fee is $145. For more information, to register or for a full list of camps being offered, visit or call the Center for Educational Programs at 281-283-3530.


Media Contacts

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

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