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Past Events: Spring 2022

Remembrance- Choral Concert
Friday, May 6 | 7:30pm | Lakewood United Methodist Church | 11330 Louetta Road, Houston, Texas 77070
The Lone Star College - University Park Choirs presented  "Remembrance," an event showcasing the voices of our students. This event was conducted by Dr. Ryan Brown, and joined by collaborative painist Dr. Mei-En Chou.

Picturing Change: An Activist Art Show | Student Art Showcase
April 21- May 1 | B12.1 Dean's Suite Hallway
Spring 2022 Student Art Showcase display.

Almost, Maine by John Cariani
April 21-23 | April 28-30 | 7:30pm | Black Box Theater B12.135
April 24 and May 1 | 2:30pm | Black Box Theater B12.135

The Lone Star College-University Park Department of Drama presents Almost, Maine for the Spring 2022 Drama Production.

Drama Scholarship Auditions for Fall 2022
Saturday, April 30 | 1:00-5:00pm | Black Box Theater | B12.135 
 

Awards Reception | ReadUP! Program Book Reveal
Thursday, April 28 | 10:30 am | B12.1 Atrium
Our awards reception  recognized student art and revealed the 2022-2023 book for the ReadUP! program.

Percussion Ensemble Concert
Wednesday, April 27 | 7:00-9:30pm | West Dining  
A concert of classical, marching, and novelty percussion. Directed by Percussion Faculty and Yamaha Artist Lamar Burkhalter. 

Concert Choir Perfomance-Suicide Prevention & Awareness Event
Wednesday, April 27 | 2:00-3:30pm | 12.1 Atrium 
 

Fall 2022 Music Auditions
Tuesday, April 26 | 4:30-6:30pm 
 

Percussion Concert
April 22 | 6:00pm | Children's Museum of Houston 
A performance from the Lone Star College- University Park Percussion team in a partnership event with the Children's Museum of Houston.

Pop-Up Percussion Concert
Wednesday, April 20 | 1:30-2:00pm | Campus Walk-Through 
The Lone Star College-University Park Percussion Ensemble performed a free pop-up concert previewing some of their pieces from their end of the semester concert.

Uproar Reception Spring 2022
Wednesday April 13 | 12:00-1:30pm | B12.2 Hallway
The release of the Uproar 2022 Student Literary Arts Magazine of Lone Star College - University Park. 

Call For Activist Art
Lone Star College-University Park Art Department and ReadUP! sought artwork that actively addressed the social and political issues important to the students.

Instrumental Recital Spring 2022
Tuesday April 12 | 7:00-9:00pm | 12.1 Atrium
An evening of perfomances from our very talented instrumental private lesson students.

Voice Recital- Spring 2022
Thursday, April 7 | 7:30-9:00pm | 12.1 Atrium 
An evening of performances from our voice students, led by our incredible private voice faculty, Professors Caitlin Duckworth, Wesley Landry, and Chloë Zimmerman.

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Barriers and Connections- Screening of the Short Film 'Rhinos'
Wednesday, April 6 | 11:30-12:30pm | SLRC Teaching Gallery
"When two strangers meet by circumstance, they spend the day together and overcome the obstacles of their language barrier through emotional connection." Enjoy the humor, romance and connection with us as we screen the short-film 'Rhinos'.
 

Vocal Master Class - Madeline Slettedahl
Friday, April 1 | 2:00pm | B13.210
Celebrated Pianist and coach Madeline Slettedahl will offered a master class with our voice students. 

Cesar Chavez Day of Service and Learning
Thursday, March 31 | 8:30-2:00pm | West Dining
This day we will be honoring Cesar Chavez by partnering with local non-profit organizations for a day to serve your community, learn about local activitsts, and help others in need! Lunch will be provided.

Master Your Class - Using Chicago Style
Wednesday, March 30 | 1:00-2:00pm | SLRC Teaching Gallery
Librarian Elaine Patton and Professor Katie Truax hosted an informational session on how to use Chicago Style citations.

Still Unholy: Life in Palestine One Year Later
Monday, March 28 | 3:30-4:45pm | Virtual Event: Zoom 
Join us for the presentation with Professor Kristen Khalaf as she shares her experiences as a Palestinian living in America and the land and human rights issues facing Palestine today.

Click here to view Still Unholy: Life in Palestine One Year Later

Click here to view last year's lecture event- Unholy: Life In Palestine

 

Vocal Master Class with María Guinand
Wednesday, March 9 | 3:00pm | B12.130
The Lone Star College- University Park Department of Music offered a Choral Master Class with María Guinand, an internationally renowned choral conductor from Venezuela. 

Master Your Class - What are the Humanities and Why Should You Care?
Wednesday, March 9 | 3:00-4:00pm | SLRC Teaching Gallery
Professors Amy Young and Katie Truax hosted an in-depth discussion about the Humanities.

Master Your Class - Writing Actively, Writing Better
Monday, March 7 | 2:30-3:30pm | SLRC Teaching Gallery
Come join Professors Kevin Tucker and Katie Truax in an informational session with tips, tricks, and advice on how to improve your writing skills.

 

Love Springs Forth! - Spring Choral Concert 
Sunday, March 6 | 4:00pm | Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts| 6815 Cypresswood Dr, Spring, TX 77379
Join the Lone Star College University Park Chamber Singers and Concert Choir in presenting the Spring Choral Concert led by Dr. Ryan Brown, Director of Choral Activities and Dr. Mei-En Chow, Collaborative Pianist. Free Event!

ESOL- Country Western Music Dance Lesson
Wednesday, March 2 | 11:00-12:00pm | West Dining 
Yeehaw! Come learn about Texan Culture, rodeo, and discover some new moves. 

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RSO-Led Screening and Discussion of "Amend" Episodes
Tuesday, March 1 | 1:00-5:30pm | 13.210 Multipurpose Room
Join us in watching episodes from "Amend," following with a lively discussion regarding the different themes, emotions, and big picture of this series.

Master Your Class - Bringing Up Your History Grade
Monday, February 28 | 11:00-12:00pm | SLRC Teaching Gallery
Need some help in with your history class? Come join Professor Katie Truax in a session with great ideas to help you get that history grade to an A!

Master Your Class - Using Quotes and Paraphrases
Wednesday, February 23 | 2:30-3:30 | SLRC Teaching Gallery
Come join Professors Kevin Tucker and Katie Truax for a great session on how to correctly use quotes and paraphrases in your writing.

Master Your Class - Using Chicago Style
Tuesday, February 22 | 12:30-1:30 | SLRC Teaching Gallery
Join Librarian Elaine Patton and Professor Katie Truax for an informational session on how to properly use Chicago Style Citations. 

Master Your Class- Getting Started on Your History Paper
Wednesday, February 16 | 1:30-2:30 | SLRC Teaching Gallery

Feeling stuck on where to begin? Come join Professors David Cameron and Katie Truax while they outline some ways to help you get your thoughts organized and put pen to paper!

Master Your Class - How Successful Students Study
Monday, February 14th | 11-12pm | SLRC Teaching Gallery 

How successful do you want to be? Come join Professor Katie Truax while she divulges some great tips and advice on how to maximize your study sessions.

ReadUP Author Visit - Jamie Margolin, Youth to Power
Tuesday, February 15 | 2:30-3:30pm | Lecture and Q&A | West Dining
Tuesday, February 15 | 3:30-4:30 | Book Signing | West Dining 

Join us as we meet and greet the author of Youth to Power and hear her story on activism.

ESOL Lunar New Year Celebration, Year of the Tiger
Monday, February 14th | 10-12pm | B.12.2, Hallway 

Come join the ESOL Department and International Culture & Engagement Club in a Lunar New Year Celebration for the Year of the Tiger! There will be origami and other activities during the event.

Master Your Class - How Successful Students Study
Monday, February 14th 

 

Master Your Class - 5 Schoolwork Hacks to Start Strong
Tuesday, February 8 | 11-12pm

 

Master Your Class - Returning to In-Person Class
Monday, January 31

 

 

Fall 2021

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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.

 

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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. 

 

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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.

 

Art in Context Series
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.

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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.

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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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