Egret nameplate   The magazine of University of Houston-Clear Lake
Spring/Summer 2013 | volume 19 | number 2


Partners in our Success
From Intern to Employee
Learning in the Middle
Donor Honor Roll


Be the Change
Welcoming the Future
From Intern to Employee
Learning in the Middle


For the Record
What's Online
Faculty Bookshelf
Alumni Association
Class Notes



What's Online

University friend provides gift for the future

Norma HightowerJames Hightower loved to learn. His passion for education drove him to UHCL, a place that not only allowed him to continue to learn, but also introduced him to friend, mentor and teacher Associate Professor of Psychology Howard Eisner. When Hightower died in 1988, his sister, Norma Hightower, believed that the best way to memorialize her brother would be to support scholarships at the university that had offered him a place to grow. Read more >>

Sixth-graders hold trial in UHCL’s mock courtroom

UHCL Mock Courtroom

One teacher’s introduction to the UHCL Mock Courtroom during a campus tour led to a real exploration of justice for students from Creekside Intermediate. Students from the OMEGA (Opportunities for Meaningful Education through Gifted Application) program participated in a mock trial at UHCL and were able to use their lessons about the legal system to conduct a mock trial about a real criminal charge case. Read more >>

Children explore nature through science trek classes

Science Trek class

Nineteen elementary students from Clear Creek Independent School District visited the Environmental Institute of Houston at UHCL to participate in “Science Trek, the Next Generation.” The 12-session class introduces students to a variety of nature and wildlife at UHCL. Read more >>

Students recognized at national competition

U.S. - Arab Relations Model Arab League Team

In April, seven UHCL students traveled to Washington, D.C. to compete in the National Council on U.S. - Arab Relations Model Arab League competition, where they represented the Republic of Djibouti. Though they took a smaller team this year than last, they were able to earn more awards, and for two students, opportunities for a scholarship and a fellowship were presented. Read more >>

Advertising campaign receives ADDY® Awards

Addy Awards

The university’s “The choice is clear” advertising campaign gained recognition during the American Advertising Federation-Houston’s 51st Annual ADDY® Awards. The campaign, designed and written by Houston-based agency Richards/ Carlberg, received three gold and three silver awards as well as a certificate of excellence and an excellence in copywriting award for different aspects of the campaign. Read more >>

New UHCL institute hosts Cyber Security Collaboration Forum

School of Education names outstanding students, awards scholarships

President’s Cabinet Awards presented for leadership, philanthropy

UHCL center provides family services and resources

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