LSC-University Park Offers Classes at Cypress Creek Christian Community Center

Published on: 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.

Art Appreciation (ARTS 1301) is an introductory course that explores the purpose and process of painting, architecture, sculpture and crafts. This 3-credit course will be offered Tuesday and Thursday at the Center from 7 to 8:20 p.m. with an occasional field trip and is for students with little or no background in art.

Forms of Literature (ENGL 2341) is a study of one or more literary genres including, but not limited to, poetry, fiction, drama and film as well as mythic and religious writing, autobiographies/memoirs and polemics. This 3-credit course will be offered Tuesday and Thursday at the Center from 5:30 to 6:50 p.m.

“Increasing access to affordable, quality education is at the core of our mission,” said Shah Ardalan, LSC-University Park president. “This great civic and cultural complex is serving more than 1,000,000 residents of Northwest Houston and has been a great partner of Lone Star College System for several years. I am honored that we are able to respond to their invitation and the needs of our community by offering classes. We will be taking this partnership serving the community to another level.”

“We’re delighted and believe this is an ideal collaboration between the community and higher education,” said Clara Lewis, the Center’s executive director. “The classes are perfect for our environment where 160 different community non-profits offer programs. We are proud to be a centering point for the arts and community services in the Cypress Creek Cultural District.””

Located one block east of Stuebner-Airline on Cypresswood, the Cypress Creek Cultural District includes the Center, the Barbara Bush Harris County Library, the Pearl Fincher Center Museum of Fine Arts and the Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts (FACE) as well as the Harris County Precinct 4 Courthouse Annex, the 63-acre Don Collins Park and the Cypress Creek Greenway Trails.

Registration for the new LSC-University Park courses offered at Cypress Creek Christian Community Center begins November 18 and classes start the week of January 13. Tuition cost for each 3-credit course is $200. Please visit http://LoneStar.edu/Registration for more information.

LSC-University Park is the sixth and newest LSCS campus located in the former Compaq Computer’s world headquarters complex. The 71-acre campus houses four university partners, a charter high school, several business partners, Lone Star Corporate College and the LSC Energy and Manufacturing Institute. Under the first President, Shah Ardalan, LSC-University Park’s vision is to be nationally recognized as the model for the innovative college of the 21st century. In just two years, LSC-University Park’s Invitation-2-Innovate (i2i) has resulted in many local, national and global recognitions including one patent.The campus is located at the corner of State Highway 249 and Louetta Road. For more information about LSC-University Park, call 281.290.2600 or visit LoneStar.edu/UP.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.