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Clear Lake Association of Senior Programs

CLASP

The Clear Lake Association of Senior Programs (CLASP) provides lifelong learning opportunities through free programs open to the public.

CLASP is an outreach initiative of the University of Houston-Clear Lake and was developed to provide education and intellectual challenge to our community. We offer an evening speaker series UHCL every first Thursday of the month. Community friends of all ages are invited to enjoy the challenge of learning about new and varied subjects. 

2016-17 CLASP Events Schedule

"Visions in Our Midst" Distinguished Speaker Series
Thursdays, 5:30-7 p.m.
University of Houston-Clear Lake, Bayou Building
2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston
View map/directions to UHCL.

Volunteer Chair, Distinguished Speaker Series: Marilyn Lunney
Program Moderators:
Sharon and Gordon Christman, Ron Lohec, Roemehl and John Dewey, Jim O’Malley and G.S. Lunney Sr.

All programs are open and free to the public; free parking is available in the Visitors Lot. For special accommodations, or more information, please contact us at 281-283-2021.


Fall 2016 Semester

All classes are subject to cancellation or schedule change.                                                                                                                                         

Date
Title of Event
Speaker
Time
Location
9/8 Out of this World: The Experience of Living on the International Space Station Capt. Chris Cassidy, chief of the Astronaut Office, NASA/JSC 5:30-7 p.m. UHCL, Bayou Bldg., Garden Room
10/6 Animal Artist on Safari – Doug Hiser’s Painted Jungle

Doug Hiser Jr., director of fine arts, Houston Gateway Academy, 2012 UHCL Distinguished Alumnus 5:30-7 p.m. UHCL, Bayou Bldg., Forest Room
11/3 The Mysteries of Glacier Park and the Rockies Marvin E. Kauffman, emeritus professor of geoscience, Franklin & Marshall College; former director, American Geological Institute; and program director, National Science 5:30-7 p.m. UHCL, Bayou Bldg., Garden Room
12/1 Exploring Pluto: A Voyage of Discovery at the Edge of Interstellar Space Dr. Paul Schenk, staff scientist, Lunar Planetary Institute 5:30-7 p.m. UHCL, Bayou Bldg., Forest Room

Spring 2017 Semester

All classes are subject to cancellation or schedule change.       

Date Title of Event Speaker Time Location
1/5 Apollo VII: The First of Five Giant Steps to the Moon Col. Walter Cunningham, former NASA astronaut 5:30-7 p.m. UHCL, Bayou Bldg., Garden Room
2/2 Exploring Ancient Ruins in the Honduran Jungle with Airborne Laser Mapping and Boots on the Ground

Juan Carlos Fernández Díaz, senior researcher, natural physical sciences, University of Houston 5:30-7 p.m. UHCL, Bayou Bldg., Garden Room
3/2 Commercial Crew Program-Getting Ready for the Mission Kathy Lueders, program manager, NASA Commercial Crew Program; Steve Stich, deputy program manager, NASA Commercial Crew Program 5:30-7 p.m. UHCL, Bayou Bldg., Garden Room
4/2 Keeping the Spring in Your Step: Exercise, Physical Activity and Nutrition at Every Age William Amonette, assistant professor in fitness and human performance, UHCL 5:30-7 p.m. UHCL, Bayou Bldg., Forest Room
5/4 The Growth of Muslim and Other Religious Minorities in the United States Mike McMullen, professor of sociology, UHCL 5:30-7 p.m. UHCL, Bayou Bldg., Garden Room


Special Accommodations

Any individual who requires a special accommodation for a specific disability should contact the university's Office Development and Alumni Relations at 281-283-2021 at least two weeks prior to the date of the program/event.


Sign Up for the CLASP Distribution List

Want to stay connected and be first to learn about upcoming CLASP events? Please fill out the form below to join the CLASP distribution list to receive email updates and our seasonal brochure of events.

Each CLASP season runs from September through May, in correspondence with the academic calendar. At the beginning of each season, brochures are mailed to those on the CLASP distribution list outlining the upcoming season of events, including speakers, presentation titles and event locations. Furthermore, CLASP emails a monthly reminder of the upcoming events and any last-minute changes.

 

Contact Us

Dwayne Busby
Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations
281-283-2019
busby@uhcl.edu

Kris Thompson
Senior Coordinator of Alumni Relations
281-283-2040
thompsonk@uhcl.edu

Last updated: 08/17/2016 UTC
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