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University of Houston - Clear Lake
Briefs
News Briefs
Monday, December 27, 2010

New student orientation offers valuable info

New University of Houston-Clear Lake students can learn more about their university during New Student Orientation Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the university, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston. First-time students at University of Houston-Clear Lake Pearland Campus can find out more about what’s available to them Thursday, Jan. 13, 6:30 – 8 :30 p.m., at that campus, 1200 Pearland Parkway, Pearland.

During both orientations, students will meet with faculty and advisers to discuss the educational opportunities available to them. By attending, students will gain a broad overview of university policies, expectations and available resources. Students will also get the opportunity to tour each campus.

New International Student Orientation will be held Thursday, Jan. 13, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., at UH-Clear Lake and is designed specifically for international students.

Admission is free, but advanced registration is requested. To register, visit
http://www.uhcl.edu/studentlife and select programs, orientation. For more information, call 281-283-2660.

Art exhibition to showcase Slovakian artists

Two Slovakian artists are featured in a unique exhibition that showcases the work of Rudolf Sikora and Robert Makar at UH-Clear Lake’s art exhibition opening Jan. 15 and running through March 31, in the university’s Bayou Building, Atrium I, Second Level, 2700 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, TX, 77058.  

Sikora, one of Slovakia’s most renowned artists, uses sculptures, paintings, prints and installations to express his ideas on freedom, life and morality. He is currently art professor at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Kosice, Slovakia.

Makar, a Slovakian printmaker, blends text and images to explore the tradition of European intellectual legacy of the 20th century. His series of prints titled, “Text of an Image and Image of a Text” are created using glossy and matte surfaces to create tension between text and image inspired by his personal experiences and meditation. He is currently the assistant professor at the Department of Printmaking at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design.

The exhibition is open to the public and admission is free for all exhibits. Art exhibition hours are Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. For more information, call 281-283-3446 or visit
http://hsh.uhcl.edu/Art_Exhibition.

Affordable counseling services available to community

Community members seeking affordable counseling services to help with anything from stress to behavioral problems in children can find them at UH-Clear Lake’s Psychological services clinic in the university’s Arbor Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, TX, 77058.

Offering individual, couple, family and group therapies as well as psychological, emotional and educational assessments, the clinic provides services on a sliding scale for adults, children and adolescents.  Counseling sessions are available by appointment only. The clinic serves as a training site for graduate students of the professional psychology programs in clinical psychology, family therapy and school psychology. All students are supervised by experienced clinical faculty members. The program is affiliated with the Council of Applied Master’s Programs in Psychology and accredited by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

For more information, call 281-283-3330 or visit
http://hsh.uhcl.edu/PSYC_SERV for a list of services, fees and appointments.

CLASP ‘Visions in Our Midst’ lecture explores Future of Spaceflight

Save space on your calendar for the enlightening lecture “The Next Giant Leap: Johnson’s Role in the Future of Spaceflight ” presented by Johnson Space Center Director Mike Coats as part of UH-Clear Lake’s CLASP “Visions in Our Midst” series scheduled for Jan. 20, 5:30 – 7 p.m., in the university’s Bayou Building, Garden Room 1510, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, 77058.

Coats, a former astronaut, is currently director of NASA Johnson Space Center. Before his career as an astronaut, he was a Navy pilot and flight instructor. As an astronaut, he served as support crew, capsule communicator, Active Chief of the Astronaut Office and pilot on STS-41-D. Coats was also selected spacecraft commander for STS-61-H, which was cancelled following the Challenger accident. He went on to serve as spacecraft commander on STS-29 and STS-39 and has logged more than 463 hours in space. 

This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact the university’s Office of University Advancement, 281-283-2021 or visit
http://www.uhcl.edu/clasp
. Classes are subject to cancellation or change in schedule.





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