One UH-Clear Lake staff member used her talents in ceramics to support The Houston Food Bank in its annual Empty Bowls Houston campaign.

For the fourth consecutive year, Karen Fiscus, assistant gallery director for the UHCL Art Gallery, has donated more than 100 bowls to the campaign.

With a minimum donation of $25, attendees at the Empty Bowls event can pick from hundreds of handmade, one-of-a-kind, bowls donated by Houston artists and receive a soup lunch sponsored by Whole Foods Market.

Empty Bowls event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St., in Houston.

Student organizations honored at banquet

UH-Clear Lake’s Office of Student Life honored individuals and student organizations for their leadership skills and contributions to the university at the annual Student Leadership Banquet in April. Student organizations honored included the following:

Student Organization of the Year and Cultural Event of the Year — Indian Student Organization; Most Improved Student Organization — Communications and Digital Media Association; Best New Student Organization — Be the Match on Campus; Community Service Event of the Year — Black Students Association; Social Awareness Event of the Year and Peer’s Choice Award — Unity Club; and Teamwork in Leadership Award and Professional Development Event of the Year — Model Arab League.

Mad scientists invited to learn at Kids U camp

Calling all aspiring mad scientists. UH-Clear Lake’s School of Education will host “Cool Science Experiments,” a four-day summer camp, from noon to 3 p.m. June 9-12 in the university’s Arbor South Building, Room 1500.01.

Students will conduct experiments such as creating a volcano and watching it erupt, making lava lamps, and all kinds of other messy experiments that can’t be done at home.

This camp is offered for children who have completed kindergarten through second grade. The camp fee is $145.

Visit or call 281-283-3530.

Decorate your mortarboards

For the first time in its 40-year history, UH-Clear Lake’s graduates will be permitted to decorate their mortarboards at the Commencement Ceremony this month, a tradition that students have been hoping to participate in for quite some time.

This decision comes from University President William Staples through the efforts of the Student Government Association and the Hawk Spirit and Traditions Council.

Commencement will be held from noon and 5 p.m. Sunday at Reliant Arena, 1 Reliant Park in Houston.

Call 281-283-2525 or visit

Inside UHCL is compiled by the communications department at the University of Houston Clear Lake.

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