LSC-University Park News
- September 29, 2015
Lone Star College-University Park invites students and their families, community members and collaborators to attend its first Friends & Family Night from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13.
- September 25, 2015
Parents who attend LSC-University Park could receive full-time childcare scholarships for the current fall semester, but applications should be submitted as soon as possible.
Noble Energy, the D. Bradley McWilliams YMCA and LSC-University Park joined forces this summer to establish the Children’s Academy Scholarship Program. Noble Energy provided a $20,000 grant to cover full-time childcare tuition at the YMCA Children’s Academy at University Park.
- September 18, 2015
Shah Ardalan, president of Lone Star College-University Park, will sit in “jail” Thursday, Sept. 24, until supporters raise $1,000 for the American Heart Association.
- August 18, 2015
LSC-University Park President Shah Ardalan announced the new venture and said future students who want to enroll in credit and workforce programs can now come to the mall to talk with admissions specialists.
- August 11, 2015
Klein Collins High School senior Ethan Collins thought he wanted to become a nuclear engineer – until he spent two weeks in a Project GRAD Houston program at Lone Star College-University Park.
- August 10, 2015
Humanities faculty member Amy Hirsch has taken over as the new director of The Honors College. She replaces Jason LaPres, who has accepted an interim dean position at LSC-CyFair.
Hirsch teaches Honors Humanities I Prehistory to Gothic and has taught several other humanities and English courses during her teaching career at Lone Star College. She has worked for the college since 2007 in both student services and instructional roles.
- August 10, 2015
Students will have their eyes on the western sky this fall when the physics department at LSC-University Park introduces two astronomy courses.
Bill Madigan, a retired nuclear physicist, will teach Stellar Astronomy (PHYS 1403) and Planetary Astronomy (PHYS 1404), both of which will be offered during evening hours.
- August 10, 2015
Lone Star College-University Park will build on an existing continuing education program to offer a Machining Technology associate of applied science degree beginning this fall.
- August 10, 2015
With only a semester under its belt, the Lone Star College-University Park chapter of Psi Beta has earned national recognition.
The national psychology honor society for community colleges has given the LSC-University Park chapter one of only nine Chapter Excellence Awards for the 2014-2015 academic year. The group held its first induction in March.
- June 11, 2015
First-time students planning to attend Lone Star College-University Park in the fall will have several opportunities for "one-stop shopping" to take care of admissions-related requirements during College Bound Days on Tuesday through Thursday, July 21-23.
During the events, attendees can apply and enroll in classes, attend new student orientation and get help with financial aid. Students should bring their SAT/ACT scores as well as proof of bacterial meningitis vaccination.
- June 04, 2015
The Lone Star College Law Enforcement Academy will hold an open house at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 6, for anyone interested in the Basic Peace Officer training program.
The event takes place at the academy, housed at Lone Star College-University Park in Building 12, Room 116. LSC-University Park is at State Highway 249 and Louetta Road.
- May 28, 2015
Klein Forest High School seniors attended a signing ceremony recently to celebrate their commitment to attending Lone Star College-University Park.
- May 13, 2015
Lured to a conference room under false pretenses, Lone Star College-University Park student Jessica Kent found herself surrounded by 30 well-wishers in on a secret: her next two years of college are paid for.
Kent won one of 90 Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. The award can be worth up to $40,000 a year for tuition, living expenses, books and fees.
Kent plans to attend The University of Texas at Austin and major in International Relations and Global Studies.
- May 12, 2015Argentina native finds her voice at Lone Star College-University Park; Maru McGee set to graduate today during ceremony at The Centrum
Growing up in Argentina, Mariela "Maru" Lorenzo McGee didn’t consider herself college material.
- May 01, 2015
Three seniors at area high schools were awarded $1,500 scholarships at the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce's annual Education and Scholarship Luncheon on April 9.
- May 01, 2015
More than 250 people are expected for the Lone Star College Law Enforcement Academy's graduation ceremony at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, in West Dining on campus. Retired Houston Police Department Sgt. David Houston will deliver the graduation address. He will speak about the exemplary police officer, and will discuss the building blocks of character, competency, professionalism and leadership.
- May 01, 2015
LSC-University Park's commencement ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, May 8, at The Centrum at Cypress Creek Christian Community Center, 6823 Cypresswood Drive.
- May 01, 2015
The 2015 edition of Uproar, the college's Literary & Arts Journal received a warm reception as faculty, staff and students joined the writers, artists, editor and faculty at an author-and-artist signing party on Wednesday, April 22.
- April 30, 2015
About 300 students, faculty members and dignitaries explored issues of global interest at Lone Star College’s 12th Annual International Education Conference Friday, April 10, at the Lone Star College-University Park Conference Center.
- April 30, 2015
Students, faculty and staff from across the college were encouraged to stop by the Invitation-2-Innovate (i2i) booth on campus to share their ideas regarding new processes, products or approaches that could improve the campus, college or the world.
- April 30, 2015
College is a perfect time to develop and refine leadership skills and thanks to "Latinos Learning to Lead," a new semester-long program designed by Dean of Student Success Julie Gruber, LSC-University Park students are becoming stronger leaders.
- April 30, 2015
Psi Beta's Mission is to encourage professional development and psychological literacy of all students at two-year colleges through promotion and recognition of excellence in scholarship, leadership, research and community service.
- January 14, 2015
Lone Star College-University Park President Shah Ardalan becomes Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce.
- January 08, 2015
What happens when two creative and academically talented freshmen put innovation and creativity at the top of their list for creating a mid-term project? Professor Cherry H. Sawyerr told her students that "Innovation begins with creative ideas," at the beginning of her fall semester honors psychology class and the magic began.
- May 09, 2014
Shawna Beaudreau, former Navy veteran and student at Lone Star College-University Park, shares her story about motherhood. Her daughter, Anna, happened to be born at the naval base where Shawna was stationed shortly after 9/11.
- May 07, 2014Former NFL linebacker Marcus Wilkins will address the 2014 graduating class at Lone Star College-University Park’s May 9 commencement, which will be held at 7 p.m. in West Dining.
- May 05, 2014Commencement at Lone Star College-University Park is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, May 9 at West Dining on the campus located at 20515 SH 249 (at Louetta Road). We proudly spotlight graduates from the 2014 commencement class of LSC-University Park.
- May 01, 2014
The new 70,000 square-foot Energy and Manufacturing Institute (EMI) will be dedicated at a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. on May 14. The building, located on the campus of Lone Star College-University Park at 11521 Compaq Center West Drive, will be a hub for high-tech workforce training in energy and manufacturing.
- April 11, 2014
Lone Star College-University Park has announced exciting, new course offerings for the 2014 fall semester that starts Aug. 25. Registration for fall is now underway and students are urged to register early since classes fill quickly.
- April 10, 2014Is there a link between student success and visits to the Houston Museum of Natural Science or the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston? If education values critical thinking with a broad knowledge of the world, then the ideal place to start might be the humanities.
- April 02, 2014Lone Star College-University Park, in conjunction with the Methodist Hospital System, will host a blood drive event on April 7 and 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Bldg. 13, 2nd Floor.
- March 28, 2014
The pride of LSC-University Park will be on full display April 3 as we welcome the community to a Roar-UP Open House event. Join us from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and experience what LSC-University Park has to offer.
- March 07, 2014
The National Alliance of Community and Technical Colleges (NACTC) held its 2014 Winter Conference at Lone Star College–University Park on Feb. 20-21.
The theme of this year’s conference was: Bringing the World to the Classroom and the Classroom to the World.
- March 05, 2014
Students wanting to move their degree plans closer to graduation or transfer can take advantage of low-cost options available at Lone-Star College-University Park. Registration begins March 5 for Summer I, Summer II and the May Mini-Mester.
- March 03, 2014
Lone Star College-University Park President Shah Ardalan paid tribute to three Harris County Sheriff deputies during the February meeting of the Houston North West Chamber of Commerce.
- March 03, 2014Lone Star College-University Park will begin offering a faster, self-directed 100 percent online competency-based IT certificate starting March 17.
- February 18, 2014
The world got a little flatter this week when Lone Star College-University Park hosted a visit by a delegation representing Chinese cultural organizations on Feb. 17.
- February 14, 2014
Kathryn Friesen is inspiring others to reach for their dreams. The 14-year-old author and student at LSC-University Park and iSchool High has proven that writing and publishing a YA novel can become reality.
- February 12, 2014Lone Star College-University Park brought together the young and the young-at-heart for two events on Feb. 6 that demonstrated the wide-range of programs available on the campus for every member of the community, from toddlers to seniors.
- February 10, 2014Lone Star College student essay winner finds confidence and belonging upon returning to college at age 45
Lone Star College student Kara Vigants represents everything positive about a returning college student over 40, including a love of learning. She recently won the 2014 Lone Star College Foundation Student Essay Challenge by writing about her learning experience and how it has influenced her life. Vigants and her award-winning student essay were recognized at the Lone Star College Chancellor’s Breakfast on Feb. 5.
- February 03, 2014
February is Black History Month! Join Lone Star College-University Park as we celebrate the contributions and culture of African-Americans.
- January 31, 2014Lone Star College-University Park goes to Washington: Award-winning innovation highlighted by Obama Administration
When President Obama talked during his State of the Union address on Jan. 28 about the White House’s commitment to help high-school and college students succeed, members of the Lone Star College-University Park innovation team were not surprised. For them, it was a case of “been there, doing that.”
- January 22, 2014
Although the start of the 2014 spring term at Lone Star College-University Park has come and gone, registration is now ongoing for Late Start classes
- January 03, 2014
Lone Star College-University Park students are anticipating a return from the holidays with the official start of the 2014 spring term. Registration is currently underway for classes, which begin Jan. 13.
- December 16, 2013
LSC-University Park President Shah Ardalan and two LSC-North Harris employees were selected to participate in the 2013 Chinese Bridge Delegation, a one-week educational exchange program in China Nov. 6-14. The program was sponsored by the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) in China.
- November 21, 2013Qualified part-time instructors, tutors and more will be recruited Dec. 2 at Lone Star College-University Park’s hiring fair in response to an ever-present need for candidates in a number of subject areas.
- November 20, 2013
Lone Star College-University Park celebrated Opening the Door to Citizenship Month with a public art unveiling in collaboration with the Texan French Alliance for the Arts on Nov. 19. The event honored LSC-University Park’s dedication to opening educational doors of opportunity and helping to achieve greater awareness of what it means to be an engaged citizen.
- November 04, 2013
Visionary Talk Radio for Higher Education (VTR.4he) at Lone Star College-University Park will welcome sports and business thought leader, Marcus Wilkins to discuss “The Mind Muscle: Think Critically to Think Smarter” in an exclusive, live broadcast Nov. 18 at 3:30 p.m.
Listeners are encouraged to interact live with Wilkins in West Dining at LSC-University Park, via the Internet at http://blogtalkradio.com/visionary4he or call in at 347.850.8330.
- November 01, 2013
Registration for three and four-week courses, known as “mini-mesters,” along with the 2014 spring term at Lone Star College-University Park will begin Monday, Nov. 18.
- November 01, 2013
Lone Star College System recently received a 2013 Pro Bono Award from the Lone Star Legal Aid (LSLA) during a reception celebrating National Pro Bono week.
The organization specifically recognized LSC-University Park for its partnership, which includes hosting and promoting various LSLA events. The reception was held last week at the LSLA offices in downtown Houston.
- October 21, 2013
Winners of the Second Life for Books recycled art project were recently announced by the Student Learning Resource Center (SLRC) at Lone Star College-University Park. Utilizing their creativity, resourcefulness and problem-solving skills, students in the Drawing I class of art instructor Kari Breitigam created unique 3-D sculptures from recycled books.
- October 15, 2013
Lone Star College-University Park will be hosting an Equal Learning Opportunity Expo for Disability Awareness Day Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“We’d like to encourage everyone to attend our inaugural Disability Awareness Day and tour our exciting and innovative campus,” said Fonda Johnson-Gaddie of Counseling, Disability and Career Services.
- October 08, 2013
Lone Star College-University Park will be expanding course offerings at Cypress Creek Christian Community Center in the Spring with new classes in Art Appreciation and Forms of Literature.
- August 12, 2013
Anyone interested in upgrading their job skills, training for a new career, or starting on a bachelor’s degree is encouraged to enroll in fall semester classes at Lone Star College-University Park.
Fall semester classes start Monday, Aug. 26. Tuition for 12 credit hours starts at $704. Call 281-290-2600 or visit LoneStar.edu/UP for more information.
- June 14, 2013
“LSC-University Park is pleased to be able to offer fun and exciting camps this summer for our younger students,” said Shah Ardalan, president of LSC-University Park. “This is a great way to expose children to LSC-University Park and get them interested in our innovative college atmosphere at an early age.”
- June 06, 2013Lone Star College beat out more than 200 global institutions for Innovation Award boosting U.S. Department of Education’s ‘MyData’ application
Campus Technology magazine announced June 1 that Lone Star College System received their 2013 Campus Technology Innovators award for the Student Systems and Services category.
Lone Star College-University Park competed with 235 submitted entries from higher education institutions around the globe.
- May 29, 2013
Three area faculty members were named Lone Star College-University Park’s first faculty Excellence Award Winners and were recognized at the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) conference in Austin, TX, May 26 to 29.
- May 15, 2013
Lone Star College-University Park’s Class of 2013, the college’s first graduating class, were recognized for their academic achievements on May 11 at the spring 2013 Commencement. The ceremony for both LSC-University Park and Lone Star College-Tomball students was held at 10 a.m. at Fellowship of The Woodlands.
- April 22, 2013
Houston-based Corrpro, a global provider of corrosion control and integrity engineering services, recently created an endowment at Lone Star College-University Park as part of its expanding partnership.
- April 19, 2013
The LSC-University Park Beta Upsilon Nu Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa held its Spring Chartering and Induction Ceremony April 16, inducting 40 students.
- April 08, 2013
The fall semester is right around the corner. Fall registration at Lone Star College-University Park will be open for all students beginning April 10. Although the fall semester doesn’t begin until August 26, classes fill up quickly.
- February 28, 2013Lone Star College System and Virtual Intelligence Providers partnership to benefit local global corporations
Lone Star College System (LSCS) and Virtual Intelligence Providers, LLC (VIP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish an innovative educational and commercial partnership to align corporate training needs with higher education programs.
- February 28, 2013
Do you need money for college but don’t know how financial aid works? Lone Star College-University Park can assist students with several free financial aid workshops available through April 1.
LSC-University Park’s office of financial aid will provide students with on-site assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- February 28, 2013
LSC-University Park will hst its first Criminal Justice Symposium and Community Day in celebration of Criminal Justice Month. The event, will be Wednesday, March 27 from 10a.m. until 2p.m.
Lone Star College-University Park is home to LSCS’s Law Enforcement Academy. In addition, University of Houston Downtown-Northwest Campus, a partner universities at the college’s University Center offers degrees in criminal justice.
- February 27, 2013
Registration for three-week courses known as mini-mesters and the 2013 summer term at Lone Star College-University Park will begin Wed., March 6.
- February 19, 2013
Nationally recognized author, entertainer and poet Odd?Rod (aka Roderick Borisade) will host an Open Mic Night at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at Lone Star College-University Park, in Building 13, Room 210. The free event is open to the public. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
- February 12, 2013
Devika Lalsinghani, professor of mathematics at Lone Star College-University Park, has been named a recipient of the inaugural 2012 John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Award by the League for Innovation in Community College.
- February 09, 2013
“By partnering with VIP, we can provide comprehensive, customized, and cost-effective services and programs to offer additional value to over 90 VIP global customers and hundreds of existing LSCS customers,” said Shah Ardalan, president, LSC-University Park.
- December 06, 2012
On Thursday, Dec. 6 more than 300 people joined Lone Star College System Chancellor Dr. Richard Carpenter and Lone Star College-University Park president Shah Ardalan in celebrating the dedication of the Lone Star College-University Park campus.
- November 09, 2012
Lone Star College-University Park will host a Veterans Awareness Day Monday, Nov. 12 from 8 to 11 a.m. on the LSC-University Park campus, Bldg. 11, first floor. The event is to honor veterans and their families and educate the community on how to honor and treat those men and women who have served our country.
- November 08, 2012
Students at Lone Star College-University Park can now earn one of three degrees simply by attending weekend classes. Beginning in the spring 2013 semester, LSC-University Park students will be able to earn an Associate of Arts degree in Business, Teaching or a general associate degree through the campus’ weekend college.
- October 23, 2012
Lone Star College-University Park’s Chief Strategist for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Michael Mathews was one of several national thought-leaders invited to attend the White House Education Datapalooza in Washington on Oct. 9.
- October 23, 2012
Registration for three and four-week courses known as mini-mesters and the 2013 spring term at Lone Star College-University Park will begin Wednesday, Nov. 7.
- October 09, 2012Lone Star College-University Park is currently enrolling students for fall 2012 Second Start classes. These eight-week accelerated classes are perfect for students who missed the start of the standard semester or need flexibility in their scheduling due to work or family. Students can register up to the first day of each class, which begin Monday, Oct. 22.
- October 05, 2012
Lone Star College-University Park, in conjunction with the Methodist Hospital System, will host a blood drive at the college Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Bldg. 12, 2nd Floor.
- October 05, 2012Lone Star College-University Center at University Park will host an open house for students interested in transferring to one of the center’s four-year university partners: Sam Houston State University–Northwest Houston Campus, Texas Southern University-Northwest Campus, University of Houston-Northwest Campus, and University of Houston Downtown-Northwest.
- October 01, 2012
Lone Star College System employees Michael Mathews and Burton French took first place honors at the NW Houston Area L42 Toastmasters International speech contest held at Lone Star College-University Park on Saturday, Sept. 22.
- June 20, 2012
HOUSTON (June 20, 2012) – Lone Star College System and the Shanghai Oriental Chinese Education Development Center (SOCEDC) executed a memorandum of understanding June 11 to form the Texas Center for Sino-U.S. Education and Cultural Exchange.
- May 31, 2012
HOUSTON (May 31, 2012) – State Sen. Dan Patrick visited Lone Star College-University Park May 23 to tour the new iSchool High at University Park and visit with students and administrators.