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Events Schedule

Arts & Humanities Events

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Tuesday, Aug. 10 | 6 - 7:00 p.m. | 12.200 Reception Area (next to Minuti)
This is your chance to visit in-person with our Divison 1 Arts and Humanities, Division 3 Business, Applied Sciences, Computing, and Engineering Technologies, Division 4 Behavioral and Social Sciences, and our Student Learning and Resource Center (SLRC). Learn about our world-class academic programs, incredible events, vibrant student life clubs/organizations and more!

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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.


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.


ReadUP! Youth to Power Book Discussion: Finding Your Why
Friday, Sept. 10 | 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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In Plain Language: 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.

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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: 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 | 11 - Noon | 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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In Plain Language: 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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Writing for History Courses- Thesis, Evidence, and Chicago Notation
Wednesday, Oct. 6 | 4 - 5:00 p.m. | SLRC Teaching Gallery - B12.805

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


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 | SLRC Teaching Gallery - B12.805

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.


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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In Plain Language: 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.


Art in Context Series: Exploring Artistic Iconography
Wednesday, Nov. 3 | 2 - 3:00 p.m. | Virtual

This talk will focus on the branch of art history known as iconography. Together we will investigate and learn the meanings of famous artworks by analyzing the symbols hidden within them along with their context. Come and join in as we discuss various artworks through history and decipher their hidden meanings with Art History Professor Amy Sluis.

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In Plain Language: Thesis Statements: What’s the point
Wednesday, Nov. 10 | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. | Virtual
This session will discuss the job of a thesis statement, its placement in an essay, and how to use it as the GPS to guide the essay. Having an effective thesis statement can assist with staying focused when writing.


ReadUP! Youth to Power Book Discussion: Finding Your Balance
Friday, Nov. 12 | 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.

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In Plain Language: You’ve Got Writes to Your Own Process
Tuesday, Nov. 16 | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Virtual
Maybe you’ve heard of the writing process. It goes something like this: brainstorming, outline, rough draft, peer review, final draft. We can even get into the details of a typical paper and say that we write like this: thesis, introduction, body paragraphs, conclusion. If you’ve learned this method, great! But get ready to see how you might try a different way of approaching writing and hopefully one that doesn’t leave you staring at a blank screen with the word “The…” at the top of the page. Share your writing process and discover tips and tricks for different ways to approach writing.


String Ensemble Performance
Tuesday, Dec. 7 | 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. | TBD

Join our string ensemble as they present an evening of musical favorites!

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In Plain Language: You’ve Got Writes to Write Badly
Wednesday, Dec. 8 | 1 - 2:00 p.m. | Virtual
Let me tell you a secret: It’s okay – maybe even more than okay – to write badly! So often we are concerned about being “right” and that impedes our success. In this workshop, we will tackle bad writing: 1) why and when you should write badly, 2) what to do with bad writing, and 3) how to make ‘bad’ writing ‘good’ writing. Join us and bring a paragraph to workshop in this interactive experience. And don’t worry, it’s harder to write badly than you might think.


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.


Concert Choir and Pop Singers Performance
Friday, Dec. 10 | 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. | TBD

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: Jamie Margolin, Author of Youth to Power
Friday, Feb. 15 | 2:30 - 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. 


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. Please park in Garage 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 instructions 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.  Head to the left for East Dining (it's just to the left of Abby's, the cafeteria) or to the right for West Dining. 

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