UH-Clear Lake July newsletter
A variety of children's programs, emeritus appointments, a new campus officer and low-cost counseling are highlights at the University of Houston-Clear Lake in July.
Children ages 4-5 years old are invited to sign up for UH-Clear Lake's Kids U Critter Camp. Attendees will learn about critters and creatures in the environment from noon to 3 p.m. July 23-26. Critter Camp is designed to teach children about the natural world using class time learning and hands-on discovery during nature walks. Participants should bring water and insect repellent. Cost is $139 per child, and class sizes are limited.
Other Kids U classes available are Bring Your Own Brain for secondary students, Video Game Design and Development and Games of the World: 2012 Olympics; all are scheduled for July 23-26. Fees for classes vary. For more information about Kids U, visit kidsu.uhcl.edu or call 281-283-3530.
The University of Houston System Board of Regents has approved faculty emeritus status for three retired UH-Clear Lake professors.
School of Business professor emeritus Joan D. Bruno joined the campus in 1975 as assistant professor of accounting. She was appointed associate professor in 1981, then professor in 1994. Also during her time at UH-Clear Lake, she served as accounting program coordinator, chair of accounting, legal studies and information systems. Bruno received the UH-Clear Lake' 1999 President's Distinguished Faculty Service Award and Beta Alpha Psi's 1994 Accounting Professor of the Year.
Louis P. White was also appointed professor emeritus in the School of Business. He joined the university in 1976 as associate professor of management and was promoted to professor in 1997. White was a two-time Fulbright Scholar having served as a Fulbright professor of management at National Sun Yat-Sen University in Taiwan in 1989-1990 and 1991-1992.
Leslye King Mize was appointed professor emeritus in the School of Human Sciences and Humanities. While at UH-Clear Lake, she was appointed assistant professor in 1990, associate professor in 1996 and professor of family therapy in 2005. Mize received the UH-Clear Lake President's Distinguished Faculty Service Award in 2004 as well as the UH-Clear Lake Distinguished Alumna Award. In 2008 the Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy presented her with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Christina Hux has been welcomed as the UH-Clear Lake Police Department's newest officer. She is an alumna of UH-Clear Lake who says an elective criminology course convinced her to pursue a career in law enforcement.
"She is as homegrown as it gets, and we are proud of her," said UH-Clear Lake Police Chief Paul Willingham in a press release.
Hux joined the university's police department as a dispatcher in 2007 and moved to the Technical Service Division in 2009. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees in criminology at UH-Clear Lake in 2009 and 2010, respectively. In July 2011 she entered the Alvin Community College Police Academy while working full time. She graduated from the academy in May.
"I enjoyed coming to school here and have enjoyed working here, so I consider myself lucky to be able to work in an environment I am so familiar with," said Hux in the release. "It's also nice to feel as though I am giving back to the institution which has both employed me and taught me over the last five years."
Also in July, individual, couple, family and group therapies are available at low cost to community members. Psychological, emotional and educational problems are evaluated and addressed through counseling for adults, teenagers, children and families, and fees are assessed on a sliding scale based on income. For more information, call 281-283-3330.
The UH Clear Lake campus is located at 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston. For more information about the campus and its programs, visit uhcl.edu.
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