Short Takes

CLASP offers lecture on American pride

Get excited about being a citizen by attending the Clear Lake Association of Senior Programs lecture, “No Apologies, I Am Proud To Be An American” presented by Samuel Gray, former tactical trainer and adviser for the U.S. Federal Government, Jan. 14, 10 – 11:30 a.m. in the Melvin Knapp Center, 2424 South Park Ave., Pearland, 77581.
The Clear Lake Association of Senior Programs at UH-Clear Lake is a community outreach initiative that offers education and intellectual challenge to community members through the “Visions in Our Midst” Distinguished Speaker Series held at UH-Clear Lake and the Daytime Speaker Series held at Freeman Library and the Melvin Knapp Center. All programs are free and open to the public, but registration is requested.  All ages are welcome.
For more information on this event, e-mail, or call the Office of Alumni and Community Relations at 281-283-2021.

2013 Houston Rodeo art on exhibit at UH-Clear Lake

Experience the art of students from Clear Creek Independent School District as UH-Clear Lake exhibits the work the students entered in the School Art competition for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Jan. 16 – 24, in the university’s Bayou Building, Atrium I, Level 2, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058.
An art reception is scheduled for Jan. 17, 5 – 7 p.m., at the same location.
This year’s Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo opens Feb. 25 and runs through March 17.  The School Art Competition will feature nearly 400 Western heritage works of art by CCISD students as part of a larger competition that includes 100 public school districts and 60 private schools.
For more information, call the UH-Clear Lake Art Gallery Coordinator of Audience Development Jeffrey Bowen at 281-283-3376, or e-mail

Autism Speaker Series lecture examines the ‘Art of Asking’

UH-Clear Lake’s Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities presents “The Art of Asking: Teaching Simple to Complex Requests” by Behavior Analysis graduate student Adeline Low, Jan. 19, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.,  in the university’s Student Services and Classroom Building, Lecture Hall, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, TX, 77058. 
This event is sponsored by Hegwood & Associates, P.C., Johnson Space Center Federal Credit Union, Spectrum of Hope & BASIS and Susie Bean. Complimentary lunch will be provided.
All lectures in this series are free and open to the public but space is limited. RSVP by emailing For more information, visit and click on the Autism Speaker Series icon.         

UHCL offers spring tutoring sessions for Grades 1 – 12

Help your student get ahead with one-on-one tutoring sessions in reading, writing, spelling, study skills for students in elementary, middle and high school-aged students offered by UH-Clear Lake’s Center for Educational Programs from Feb. 12 through April 18, Arbor Building, Suite A1300.01, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058.
The sessions, which are held on Tuesday and Thursday, are conducted by School of Education students supervised by highly qualified faculty.  Tutors will build on the reading and writing foundation of each student and offer diagnostic tests to determine specific needs. Parents will meet with tutors to discuss student progress.
Space is limited. Tuesday sessions will meet Feb. 12, 19, 26 and March 5, 19, 26, and April 2, 9 with makeup date April 16, and Thursday sessions will be held Feb. 14, 21, 28, March 7, 21, 28 and April 4, 11, with makeup date April 18. 
Fee per student is $300, due at time of registration.
To register, visit and complete the registration process by downloading forms and mailing them to: UHCL/Center for Educational Programs, Box 270, Ste. A1300.01, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058.
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