Improve public speaking and leadership skills by joining weekly meetings of University of Houston-Clear Lake Toastmasters.

The UHCL student organization invites UHCL students, faculty, staff and the community to meet at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the university’s Student Services and Classroom Building, Room 3200.7. Each meeting is treated as an interactive workshop, allowing members to practice and experiment with different communication skills. Meetings are open to the public. No reservations are required. 

For information, contact the UHCL Office of Student Life, 281-283-2560.

New mentoring program available

Beginning in the fall, University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Office of Intercultural Student Services will offer Sista-2-Sista, a mentoring programming that helps females from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds to connect and build meaningful relationships. The first meeting will be 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 16 in the university’s Student Services and Classroom Building, Room 1.203.

For a full list of meeting dates, call the UHCL Office of Intercultural and International Student Services, 281-283-2575.

Art School accepting registration for fall

Children are invited to let their creative minds run wild as University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Art School for Children and Young Adults begin registration for the 2014 fall semester.

Offering classes for preschool to 12th grade students, the Art School provides students a supportive and imaginative environment to learn and grow with their artwork. This semester’s art classes will be inspired by the art of Ancient Egypt. 

Classes are held at various times in the University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Arbor Building. Fees range from $90 to $120. 

For information or to register, visit or call 281-283-3344.

Students recognized at international conference

Six University of Houston-Clear Lake students have had their work chosen to be displayed at the 2014 International SIGGRAPH Conference in Vancouver.

Students whose art pieces were selected include Ruba Shaikh, Kristan King, Lilana Cadavid, Brenda Faxel, graduate students in the Digital Media Studies program and F. Jeramie Ibarra and Amy Nichols, undergraduate students in the Art and Design Program. Their work will be displayed at the Education Committee Booth.

For information on the conference, visit

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

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