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Jazz Student Releases CD

DarraghMoores School of Music graduate student Henry Darragh was born and raised in Pasadena Texas, where he was surrounded by music from a young age, and felt he might eventually become a classical trombonist. But jazz was always lurking in the background. (

Now, his passion for jazz and experiences with the Moores Jazz Ensemble have come forward to prepare him for the role of producer and performer on his debut CD Tell Her for Me.

DarraghDarragh released Tell Her For Me in September. 2009, and it continues to receive positive reviews from local music critics. The disc features six original songs and five cover tunes with Darragh singing and playing piano on each, and also assisting on trombone.

For more details on Darragh including local appearances, visit Tell Her For Me is available on, iTunes and other outlets.

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Psychology Student Honored for Community Service

TsaiThe National Society of Collegiate Scholars in association with America’s Promise has awarded Psychology and pre-med senior Cynthia Tsai the Scholar of Promise Award for her efforts in helping children who have suffered from abuse.

Tsai received the prestigious award after completing 318 hours of community service between August 2008 and August 2009.

Service is a major part of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and NSCS strives to celebrate and recognize members who make a positive change in the community.

Tsai will receive a pin, a letter signed by President Barack Obama and a certificate as part of her award.


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Student Readings

The Department of English, and Gulf Coast Magazine presents three readers from the University of Houston's Creative Writing graduate program as part of the Gulf Coast Reading Series. Friday, March 5 at 7pm at Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet.


Jessica Wilbanks is a second-year MFA candidate in fiction at the University of Houston, and a Nonfiction Editor for Gulf Coast. She received her undergraduate degree from Hampshire College, where she studied creative writing and theology. Her prose has appeared in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, The Puritan, Sojourners, and Relevant Magazine.


Sean Bishop is the Managing Editor of Gulf Coast and a third-year MFA candidate at the University of Houston. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Mid-American Review, The Minnesota Review, Ninth Letter, Poetry, Scarab, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of a 2007 Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship and this year's Inprint/Donald Barthelme Fellowship in Poetry.


Laurie Ann Cedilnik is a native of Queens, NY and a third-year MFA candidate. Before coming to Houston, Laurie worked in editorial at Penguin Group (USA), as a reviewer for Newsday and Bust magazine, and as an Account Executive for Vintage/Anchor and Pantheon Books. Her stories have been finalists for contests at American Short Fiction, Cutthroat, and The Tampa Review, and placed second in the Short Fiction Competition at The Baltimore Review. She’s spent a lucky past two years as the Editor of Gulf Coast.

For more information, call 713-523-0701.

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Softball Season

Fans of the University of Houston softball team will enjoy a season full of gifts and special events at the Cougar Softball Stadium with an exciting promotional schedule during the 2010 season.  

In honor of the 10th anniversary of the UH softball program, fans had the opportunity to watch the 2010 team played a collection of esteemed former Cougars in the alumni game. Showing no mercy, the Cougars beat their predecessors, 16-1. (Come on ladies you could've given 'em a few runs.)
View photos from Alumni game.

To kick off the season, the team hosted “Pulse of the Pride Night” on Feb. 12, the first 250 fans received a free Pulse of the Pride wristband.

March 10, the Cougars play Southern for the fourth annual Striking Out Breast Cancer Game at 5 p.m. The team will wear pink jerseys and helmets, which can be bid on along with other gifts in the silent auction prior to and during the game. All proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Houston Affiliate. To donate items for the auction, please contact Chris Burkhalter at (713) 743-9409.

March 13, the Cougars will welcome all Houston Independent School District students to HISD Day, where they can get in for $5 and receive special promotions throughout the day.

Good luck to those CLASS students coming up to bat during this exciting season.

Lott Watts Sherman
Baillie Lott, Junior
Bailey Watts, Freshman
Beth Sherman, Junior
Corporate Communication

For more details on theses and other events from the Cougar Softball team visit the UH Athletics website.

Go Coogs!

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Student CEOs

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CLASS students CEOs? Well, not exactly. These students may not be Chief Executive Officers of major corporations yet, but the members of the University of Houston Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) will no doubt be sitting pretty in corner offices one day.

Whether they're an artist, photographer, music major, band member, philosophy major, writer, actor, etc. students can benefit from joining CEO by looking at their interests as a potential business. The organization offers skill building and networking opportunities through entrepreneur challenges, fundraising projects, and Small Business Development Center field trips.

March 2, 2010: Meeting,President of Houston Strategic Forum, Ravi Kathuria, to speak.
UC Caspian room 87 at 7pm

March 5, 2010: Field Trip, Tour of Sugarlands Schlumberger Facility (Details TBA)

Learn more about the organization at

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