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UHCL spring 2013 registration announced

Find out why the choice is clear when choosing a university during open registration at UH-Clear Lake taking place through Jan. 11. Register online or by visiting the university’s Student Services and Classroom Building, Office of Admissions, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058.  
Potential, new and current students are invited to register now for classes beginning Jan. 14 and running through May 6. Spring late registration runs from Jan. 12 – 22.
New undergraduate students and former non-degree seeking undergraduate and graduate students must apply by the priority application deadline of Jan. 7. Enroll in person, online or by mail with completed admission application.
For more information, contact the university’s Office of Admissions at or call 281-283-2500. To register or learn more, visit the university’s website at

UH-Clear Lake Archives announces reopening

Local history buffs can access the documents needed for research as University of Houston-Clear Lake Archives, housed within the university’s Alfred R. Neumann Library, reopens to the public Nov. 26 after recent renovations that began last April. Now offering a larger reading room and expanded storage, the Archives are home to the NASA/JSC Human Space Flight history collection as well as UHCL and Clear Lake historical documents.
The newly expanded archives were funded by a grant from the Houston Endowment and donations from local aerospace organizations.    
Fall hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – midnight, Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, 1 – 9 p.m. For more information about the archives, visit or contact Archivist Lauren Meyers at or 281-283-3936. 

Regional science collaboratives grant awarded

The Texas Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching awarded University of Houston-Clear Lake Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction Brenda Weiser a $94,494 grant for the proposal titled “UHCL Science Regional Collaborative,” marking the program’s eighth year of working to improve the academic achievement of local students.
“Our focus this year is physics as it relates to eighth-grade sciences along with the needs identified by our partnering independent school districts,” says Weiser.
Partnering UH-Clear Lake’s School of Science and Computer Engineering with elementary and secondary schools in the Pasadena, Cy-Fair , Clear Creek along with Katy, Sheldon, Pearland, Galena Park and Channelview school districts, the program creates collaborative studies in science  between the university, local school districts, education providers and area businesses.   
Twenty-two science teacher mentors and 66 group members will participate, serving nine elementary schools and eight middle schools.  The grant supports a physics summer institute, mentoring and professional development through projects and activities for teachers.

Career Exploration Workshop provides options for success

Choose a new career that is right for you by attending University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Career Exploration Workshop Nov. 30, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Dec. 7, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p. m., in the university’s Student Services and Classroom Building, room 3103 and 3109,2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058. 
Designed to help those seeking a career change, setting new career goals or returning to the work force, this two-day workshop is hosted by university counselors and psychologists of the Office of Career and Counseling Services.
Participants must attend both workshops. The fee is $200 per person for the general public. UH-Clear Lake students pay $30; UH-Clear Lake Alumni members pay $75; UH-Clear Lake faculty and students attending other schools pay $100. For more information, call the Office of Career and Counseling Services, 281-283-2580, or visit

CLASP lecture shows art as therapy

Take a creative artistic journey by attending UH-Clear Lake’s Clear Lake Association of Senior Programs workshop, “What a Scribble Can Do for You,” presented by Phylis Tomlinson, a board certified art therapist Dec. 7, 10:30 a.m. – noon, at the Freeman Branch Library, 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, 77062.     
Tomlinson has worked in public and private education for more than 30 years as a teacher and counselor and incorporates a variety of art materials in her workshops for people of all ages.
CLASP is designed to provide educational opportunities for area seniors and others interested in learning. Program moderators are Yvonne and Russell Herring. All ages are welcome. Admission is free, but registration is requested for all daytime speaker series events.
For more information on this event, e-mail, or call the Office of Alumni and Community Relations at 281-283-2021.
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