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Art School for Children and Young Adults prepares for new classes               

UH-Clear Lake’s Art School for Children and Young Adults is now accepting students for the 2013 session offered to students from ages 3 ½ through high school with ongoing registration until classes are full, Arbor Building, room 155 and 156, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058.
Open to all area students, including homeschoolers, participants receive encouraging instruction and learn to work in multiple art mediums of clay, drawing and painting.
Spring session classes run Feb. 3 – April 22 and elementary students will study Art of the Southwest through Native American art forms including the work of Georgia O’Keeffe and Frederic Remington.
Tuition ranges from $80-$125, depending on selected class, location and child’s age. Registration can is accepted Monday -Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
For more information call the Art School for Children and Young Adults, 281-283-3344, or visit

Spring Physics and Space Seminar Series lecture on plasmas

All are invited to the UH-Clear Lake lecture, “High Density Magnetized Fusion Plasmas” presented by The University of Texas at Austin Professor of Physics Roger Bengston Jan. 31, 7 – 9 p.m., in the university’s Bayou Building, room 1218, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058.
This lecture is part of a series featuring renowned experts speaking on various physics and space science topics as part of the Spring 2012 Physics and Space Science Seminar Series sponsored by UH-Clear Lake’s School of Science and Computer Engineering.
All lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, visit and select Spring Series in the left column.

Testing Services offers Quick THEA

Sign up now for the Quick THEA test offered by UH-Clear Lake’s Testing Services, Feb. 1, 8 a.m., in the university’s Student Services and Classroom Building, room 3310 and 3311,2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058.
Registration is required and deadline is Jan. 25, 11:30 a.m. and late registration deadline is Jan. 31, 5:30 p.m. for this 5-hour test required for admission to Texas colleges and universities and teacher education programs.
Fee is $20 for students, $30 for non-UH-Clear Lake students at time of registration, plus a $29 institution fee at time of test. Scores are available in four to five business days.
For more information, call 866-565-4879 or 413-256-2890 or visit

Film history, the environment and NASA on CLASP schedule

Enhance your understanding of timely topics with three UH-Clear Lake’s CLASP lectures offered on film history, the environment and NASA during the month of February at off-site locations and on campus, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058.
Clear Lake Association of Senior Programs is designed to provide educational opportunities for area seniors and others interested in learning.
The informative workshop, “Filming History: U.S. Genre Film 1930-45” presented by UH-Clear Lake Associate Professor of History and Humanities Barbara Hales is scheduled for Feb. 1, 10:30 a.m. – noon, in the Freeman Branch Library, 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, 77062.
 “NASA Life Sciences Research and Development: Benefits for Earth and Space” is the topic of the lecture presented by Jeff Davis, director of Space Life Sciences and JSC chief medical officer, Feb. 7, 5:30 – 7 p.m., in the university’s Bayou Building, Forest Room, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058. This lecture is part of the university’s “Visions in Our Midst” series.
Finally, the educational lecture “Environmental Responsibility: How Can I Help Keep Pearland Beautiful?” will be presented by Fay Watson, assistant director of Keep Pearland Beautiful, Feb. 11, 10 – 11:30 a.m., in the Melvin Knapp Center, 2424 South Park Ave., Pearland, 77581.
All programs are free and open to the public but registration is requested.
For more information on any of these events, e-mail, or call the Office of Alumni and Community Relations at 281-283-2021 or visit the CLASP website at




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