Egret nameplate   The magazine of University of Houston-Clear Lake
Fall 2013/Winter 2014 | volume 20 | number 1


Message from the President
Reducing the Distance
Life Below the Sea
Culture and Conflict


Preparing for a New Generation
Crazily Creating Success
Reducing the Distance
Culture and Conflict
Finding Life Below the Sea
The Difference an Hour Can Make


For the Record
What's Online
Class Notes



What's Online

Retired teachers team with aspiring educators for winning program

UHCL School of Education and the Texas State Teachers Association-Student ProgramThe UHCL School of Education and the Texas State Teachers Association-Student Program are testing a pilot program that teams retired teachers with intern teachers who are getting their first experience in the classroom. The goal is to provide an additional level of experienced support for new, aspiring teachers, which in turn can help reduce on-the-job stress that contributes to a high attrition rate among new educators. Read more >>

UHCL students tour Ireland, study history and traditions

Associate Professor of Sociology Mike McMullen and 10 university students

Associate Professor of Sociology Mike McMullen and 10 university students toured Ireland and Northern Ireland earlier this year, giving them an opportunity to study Irish history and traditions and to delve deeper into the historical conflict between Catholics and Protestants in that country. Read more >>

Three honored with Faculty Fellowships

Faculty Fellowship honorees

Three UHCL professors were awarded University Faculty Fellowships for the 2013-14 academic year. Those honored include Professor of Accounting Cynthia Heagy, Associate Professor of Anthropology Christine Kovic and Associate Professor of Computer Science and Computer Information Systems Andrew Yang. Read more >>

$1.7 million grant to strengthen student programs

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded UHCL a $1.7 million grant that will give the university an opportunity to strengthen programming initiatives. Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Carl A. Stockton is the principal investigator. Read more >>

Addition of nursing degree gives RNs more options

UHCL received approval for a new Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in late October and will begin the new program in fall 2014. Read more >>

Office of Career Services partners with Flow-Cal

UHCL students and alumni seeking the perfect job might just be completing their job-winning interview in the Flow-Cal Inc. interview room in the university’s Office of Career Services. The privately-owned gas and liquid measurement software development company became a charter sponsor of Career Services. Read more >>

University mournes loss of alumna and friend Sallie Helms

Alumna Sallie Helms was a passionate change agent for the family therapy program at UHCL and for the university’s community as a whole. Read more >>

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