Short Takes

Commencement Kick-Off celebrates UHCL grads

Honor 2012 University of Houston-Clear Lake graduates and help celebrate as they are welcomed into the UH-Clear Lake Alumni Association during Commencement Kick-Off Dec. 14, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Bayou Building, Atrium II, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058.
 
This celebration of food, music and door prizes is free for family and friends of graduates, however tickets are required. Free tickets are available at the university’s Office of University Advancement in the university’s Bayou Building, room 1604.
 
The UH-Clear Lake fall Commencement is scheduled for Dec. 16, noon and 5 p.m., at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Exhibit Hall B3, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX, 77010.
 
For more information about the commencement ceremony, call UH-Clear Lake’s Office of Academic Records, 281-283-2525, or visit http://www.uhcl.edu/records. For more information about the kick-off event, contact the Office of Alumni and Community Relations at 281-283-2041 or alumni@uhcl.edu.

UHCL hosts interactive art booth at Bay Area Art Walk

Bring your inner artist to the UH-Clear Lake Art Gallery booth at the Bay Area Art Walk Dec. 15, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., at the Nassau Bay Town Square, Upper Bay Rd., Nassau Bay, 77058.
 
All are invited to participate in this free booth hosted by the university’s Art Gallery.
 
For more information, call Coordinator of Audience Development for UHCL Art Gallery Jeffrey Bowen at 281-283-3376, or e-mail Bowen@uhcl.edu.

SAT Prep offered for seventh graders

Seventh graders participating in the Duke Talent Identification Program can prepare for the Scholastic Aptitude Test during a one-day workshop offered by University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Kids U program, Jan. 19, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., in the university’s Arbor Building, Suite 1310.09.
 
Offered in one session that provides instruction on verbal and math sections, this course is designed for students taking the Duke Talent Identification Program on test Jan 26, 2013.
 
Course fee is $129 per student. Register online at http://kidsu.uhcl.edu/, select Kids U SAT. For more information, email School of Education Business Assistant Joyce Young, youngj@uhcl.edu, or call the Center for Educational Programs, 281-283-3530. 

Toy donations accepted at UH-Clear Lake

Help spread holiday cheer to children in need by donating new, unwrapped toys now through Dec 10, 5 p.m., at the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots donation boxes at University of Houston-Clear Lake Pearland Campus Library, 1200 Pearland Parkway, Pearland, 77581, or UH-Clear Lake, Bayou Building, room 2537, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058.
 
Toys for Tots is a nonprofit organization began in 1947 that has distributed more than 452 million toys to more than 209 million needy children.
 
For more information, contact UH-Clear Lake Pearland Campus Student Services at 281-283-1679.
 
 
 
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