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Arts & Humanities Events

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What are the Humanities and Why Should You Care?
Tuesday, Sept. 7 | 11 - Noon | Virtual

Join Professor Amy Young in a discussion on why the study of Humanities is so vital in our world today. 

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What to Expect in College History Class 
Wednesday, Sept. 8 | 11 - Noon | Virtual
Join Professor Katie Truax in a discussion on what to expect in your college-level history course.

Youth to Power
ReadUP!: Writing Op-Eds with Dr. Darrell Lovell
Wednesday, Sept. 8 | 2 - 3:30 p.m. | Virtual

Join Dr. Darrell Lovell, Assistant Professor of Political Science at West Texas A&M University, as he leads a discussion on writing op-eds.

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ReadUP! Youth to Power Book Discussion: Finding Your Why
Friday, Sept. 17 | 10 - 11:00 a.m. | Virtual

Finding your why and finding your way are interconnected. How is your why shaping your way? Come prepared to discuss chapters 1-4

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Get Yourself Organized: How to Handle Files, Documents, and Class Materials
Monday, Sept. 13 | 10 - 11:00 a.m. | Virtual

Join Professor Jamie Stoops in a discussion in obtaining the right organizational skills to set you up for success in your classes. 

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ReadUP!  You've Got Writes to be Reflective
Tuesday, Sept. 14 | 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Virtual
Students and faculty – really everyone! – have the right to be reflective. While this is an often-overlooked component of writing, it is critical to the success and health of our writing practice. Join us for exploring effective reflection strategies that offer a chance to appreciate the power of listening to your own thoughts. This will be a workshop you don’t want to miss!

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Using Quotes and Paraphrases
Thursday, Sept. 16 | 2 - 3:00 p.m. | B12.805 SLRC Teaching Gallery

Join Professor Kevin Tucker in a discussion on successfully using quotes and paraphrases in your writing.

Constitution Day
Constitution Day: Historical Activism
Friday, Sept. 17 | 1 -  2:00 p.m. | Virtual

Constitution Day commemorates the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787. This event is sponsored by Civic Engagement, the UP Library, and the LSC-UP campus read program, ReadUP. The campus read for 2021-22 is Youth to Power written by Jamie Margolin about the power of activism. The signing of the Constitution is an example of historical activism that established constitutional rights for citizens. Professor Bryan Henry teaches government courses at LSC-UP and will speak on the significance of the Constitution and the power of activism to make change.

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How to Do Well in Online Classes
Tuesday, Sept. 21 | 11 - Noon | Virtual

Join Professor Katie Truax in a discussion on setting yourself up for success in your online classes. 

In Plain Language

In Plain Language: What is Tech Comm (Engl. 2311) and Why Do I Need It?
Thursday, Sept. 23  | 10 – 11:00 a.m. | Virtual
This session will explain what technical communication is, and the benefits of taking the course. We will discuss assignments such as the formal email, cover letters, resume writing, audience profiles, and simplifying language. Lastly, we will discuss various fields that require professional writing as part of the job.

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Art in Context Series: Creating Your Portfolio and Best Practices on Photographing Your Work
Wednesday, Sept. 29 | 2 - 3:00 p.m. | Virtual

Whether you are working on transfer school admissions, exhibition applications, or creating an artist website, a strong portfolio is essential to getting your work noticed and advancing your career as an artist.  Join art professor Kari Breitigam as we discuss tips for creating your best portfolio and best practices for photographing your work.?

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Getting Your History Paper Started
Thursday, Sept. 30 | 3 - 4:00 p.m. | Virtual

Join Professor David Cameron in a discussion on how to get your paper started in your history course.

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Advocating for Yourself in College and Beyond
Tuesday, Oct. 5 | 10 - 11:00 a.m. | SLRC Teaching Gallery - B12.805

Join Professor Katie Truax in a discussion on learning how to advocate for yourself in an educational enviroment and beyond.

Youth To Power
ReadUP! You've Got Writes to Choose a Topic
Wednesday, Oct. 6 | 1 - 2:00 p.m. | Virtual
Writers have the right to choose their topics and explore relevant themes and ideas within the structure of writing. This workshop will focus on ways to make meaningful choices and write with personal voice and commitment. Bring a writing assignment you currently have and get ready to brainstorm!

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ReadUP! Youth to Power Book Discussion: Finding Your Voice
Friday, Oct. 8 | 10 - 11:00 a.m. | Virtual

“The culture has to change before the laws can change.” How can you use your voice through images, words, or actions to influence change? Come prepared to discuss chapters 5-11.

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Writing Actively, Writing Better
Tuesday, Oct. 12 | 11 - Noon | SLRC Teaching Gallery - B12.805

Join professor Kevin Tucker in a discussion on improving your writing skills.

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In Plain Language: Write an essay liked you eat a bear…
Wednesday, Oct. 13 | 11:30 am - 12:30 p.m. | Virtual
How do you eat a bear, you might ask? One piece at a time. This session will explain how an essay can be approached piece by piece instead of viewing it as the page/word count due. If students only focus on one section – the introduction, the thesis, the topic sentences, etc – at a time, the blank page loses its power and isn’t as intimidating.

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What are the Humanities and Why Should You Care: A Panel Discussion
Thursday, Oct. 14 | 11 - Noon 

Join professors Jamie Stoops, Amy Young and David Cameron in a panel discussion on why the study of Humanities is so vital in our world today.

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Going for Baroque
Thursday, Oct. 14 | 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. | Black Box Theatre 12.135

The LSC-University Park Department of Music presents solo recital of Baroque and Baroque-inspired works featuring pianist, Michael Clark. Enjoy classics by Bach and Handel along with contemporary selections by Richard Danielpour and Theo Chandler.

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ReadUP!: Screening of the first episode of Amend
Thursday, Oct. 21 | 6 - 7:30 | CSI Building

ReadUP! presents a screening of the first episode of the Netflix series, Amend, an exploration of the Fourteenth Amendment as the most enduring hallmark of democracy in the United States.

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Writing for History Courses- Thesis, Evidence, and Chicago Notation
Wednesday, Oct. 22 | 4 - 5:00 p.m. | Virtual

Join Professor Ashley Lerma in a discussion on writing for your history classes.

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ReadUP! You've Got Writes to Go Off Topic
Tuesday, Oct. 26 | 10 - 11:00 a.m. | Virtual
You may have heard the phrase “color outside the lines.” Did you know that you can also write outside the lines? Writers who never think for themselves never get anywhere. Learn how and when to go beyond boundaries with your writing in this interactive workshop.


Pop-UP Academic Conference
Thursday, Oct. 28 | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | Hybrid

The POP-UP Academic Conference is a two-day, multidisciplinary gathering of academics whose scholarly research interests include various aspects of global popular culture and the larger conversations surrounding these aspects. Interdisciplinary approaches are also welcome. The conference is sponsored by the LSC-University Park English Department. This year's theme is "What Brings You Joy In Pop Culture?" This event will be offered in a hybrid format. Attendees may join virtually or in-person in West Dining.


Pop-UP Academic Conference
Friday, Oct. 29 | 10:00 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Hybrid

The POP-UP Academic Conference is a two-day, multidisciplinary gathering of academics whose scholarly research interests include various aspects of global popular culture and the larger conversations surrounding these aspects. Interdisciplinary approaches are also welcome. The conference is sponsored by the LSC-University Park English Department. This year's theme is "What Brings You Joy In Pop Culture?" This event will be offered in a hybrid format. Attendees may join virtually or in-person in West Dining.

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Arts and Humanities Community Lecture Series - The Cactus and the Star: State Building and Expansion in Mirabeau Lamar's Republic of Texas
Thursday, Nov. 4 | 2 - 3:00 p.m. | Virtual

Join us for a presentation by Collin Rohrbaugh, a Doctoral candidate from Texas A&M, as he discusses his research on the Republic of Texas under the leadership of President Mirabeau Lamar, who dreamed of a Lone Star Empire that would rival the greatest nations on earth, only to find himself caught between two powerful neighbors, Mexico and the United States, with great ambitions of their own. The event is virtual, and will be held on Nov 4, at 2pm.

Voice Recital
Voice Department Recital
Thursday, Nov. 11 | 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. | Leo's Lair (1st Floor Atrium)

Join our voice department as they present a diverse evening of song ranging from opera to musical theatre

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The Unique Art of Calligraphy
Monday, Nov. 15 | 2 - 3:00 p.m. | Virtual

Learn more about Chinese and Arabic Calligraphy and watch a short demonstration on theis unique artform. 

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Barriers and Connections
Wednesday, Nov. 17 | 11 - Noon | Virtual

The stories in these screenings speak of overcoming language barriers and making connections through the power of love. There will be opportunitiesfor the a udience to discuss and connect. How can the walls come down between us? Led by ESOL professor Madhulika Tandon. 

 


ReadUP! Youth to Power Book Discussion: Finding Your Balance
Friday, Nov. 19| 10 - 11:00 a.m. | Virtual

Bring activism into your daily work. Practical tips to stay balanced and effective. Come prepared to share and discuss chapters 12-14.

Building Global Perspectives

Building Global Perspectives
Creating a Cross-Cultural Classroom
Thursday, Nov. 18 | 1 - 2:00 p.m. | Virtual

On World Philosophy Day, professors of Philosophy and ESOL will share their experience fostering student collaboration and creating a cross-cultural classroom.

In celebration of World Philosophy Dayand International Education Week, please join Dr. Paul Tran-Hoang and Professor Madhulika Tandon as they share their experience in creating a cross-cultural classroom. Participants will learn about pedagogical strategies for promoting diversity in the classroom and creating open, respectful, and supportive discussions. 

Instrumental Recital
Instrumental Department Recital
Thursday, Nov. 18 | 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. | Leo's Lair (1st Floor Atrium) 

Join our instrumental department as they present a diverse program of classical and popular favorites.

Percussion Ensemble

Percussion Ensemble Concert
Wednesday, Dec. 1 | 7:30 p.m. | West Dining

The LSC-University Park Percussion Ensemble, directed by Yamaha artist Lamar Burkhalter, performs a concert of classical, drum line, and novelty percussion.

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ReadUP! Youth to Power Book Discussion: Finding Your Worth
Friday, Dec. 10 | 10 - 11:00 a.m. | Virtual

Know your worth and build a community that supports your why. How can you cultivate authentic growth for your cause? Come prepared to discuss chapters 15-18.

O Radiant Dawn Concert
O Radiant Dawn Concert
Friday, Dec. 10 | 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. | John Wesley United Methodist Church, 5830 Bermuda Dunes Drive

Join our Concert Choir and Pop Singers, under the direction of Dr. Ryan Brown, in a performance of various songs throughout different musical genres.
 


ReadUP! presents: MLK Day of Service
Monday, Jan. 17 | All day | TBD

ReadUP! hosts a day of service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Music Faculty Recital
Thursday, Jan. 20 | 7:30 p.m. | 1st Floor Atrium

Join us in the atrium on the first floor between buildings 12 and 13 for a recital featuring singers and instrumentalists on the LSC-University Park music faculty!


ReadUP! Presents: Jamie Margolin, Author of Youth to Power
Friday, Feb. 15 | 11:30 - 4:30 p.m. | West Dining
The 1963 Children’s March. The 2016 Dakota Access Pipeline protests. March for Our Lives, and School Strike for Climate. What do all these social justice movements have in common? They were led by passionate, informed, engaged young people. Join Jamie Margolin, climate justice activist and author of Youth to Power in a lecture and Q&A session on effective, healthy, intersectional activism. Young people have a lot to say, and Youth to Power will give you the tools to raise your voice. 


RSO-Led Screening and Discussion of Amend
Tuesday, Mar. 1 | 1:00 - 5:30 p.m. | TBD


Voice Department Recital
Thursday, Apr. 7 | 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. | First Floor Atrium

Join our voice department as they present a diverse evening of song ranging from opera to musical theatre.


Instrumental Department Recital
Tuesday, Apr. 12 | 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. | TBD

Join our instrumental department as they present a diverse program of classical and popular favorites.


ReadUP! End of Semester Art Showcase
Thursday, Apr. 28 | TBD | TBD

Art Show
Art Show
Wed., Apr. 27 - Sat. Apr. 30 | TBD | TBD


Box Office

Tickets can be purchased online, over the phone, or in the Fine Arts Suite B12.1. Tickets purchased online can be printed from home or picked up at the box office prior to the event. We accept cash and all major credit cards. For questions, please call 281.290.2742.

Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your event's start time. There is NO late seating for Black Box Theatre events.  All events are subject to change or cancellation.

Directions

Lone Star College-University Park is located at 249 and Louetta. If you are entering from the main entrance, please park in Garage 10 or 11 and take the elevators between Garage 10 and 11 to the second floor. Walk past the security desk to the end of the skybridge, and turn left. From there, follow the signs for the venue listed:

  • Black Box Theatre (B12.135): Continue down the hallway until you reach the elevators between buildings 12 and 13. Take them down one floor, make a right out of the elevators and head to the end of the hallway.  
  • First Floor Atrium (B12.1): Continue down the hallway until you reach the elevators between buildings 12 and 13. Take them down one floor and they'll open onto the First Floor Atrium.
  • The Multipurpose Room (B13.210): Continue down the hallway toward buildings 12 and 13. Just past the elevators, you'll see the Multipurpose Room on your right behind glass doors.
  • East Dining and West Dining (W): Turn right down the first long hallway you see, and follow it all the way back. Go around the big circle and head down the left hallway for East Dining (it's just to the left of Abby's, the cafeteria) or to the right hallway for West Dining. 

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