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Vol. 1, Issue 2

July 2012

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Prestigious Art Award
Peter Pan: The Musical
Meningitis Clinics
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Mavericks: In the News
Sometimes you find the press. Sometimes the press finds you.
Here are the highlights of the coverage 
LSC-Montgomery has recently received in the media.  

Youth Camp Students Host Lemonade Stand for Fellow Campers

LSC - Montgomery Discovery College Campers Create Lone Star Lemonade
LSC - Montgomery Discovery College Campers Create Lone Star Lemonade
Art Instructor Ranked as Finalist in Prestigious Art Award

John Adelman, an adjunct instructor of art at Lone Star College-Montgomery, was selected as a finalist for the largest art award in the western hemisphere, the 2012 Hunting Art Prize.


Sponsored by the international oil services company, Hunting PLC, and open to Texas artists only, the Hunting Art Prize (a cash prize worth $50,000) is limited to only drawings and paintings.


Of the more than 1,600 entries submitted and judged, Adelman's piece-a traced, framed drawing of the dismantled components of a shrub (8,825 parts in total), was one of 105 finalists. The piece, entitled "8,825 parts of a shrub," was exhibited and sold through Darke Gallery in Houston.


"It is always gratifying to see my work displayed, since wall space whether gallery, museum, or home is at a premium," said Adelman. "It shows that an individual understands my personal artistic methods of expression."


This is the second time Adelman has been a finalist for this prestigious award. The first was in 2009 for "49655 nails," which featured traced nails in a circular form with varying density.


Adelman has worked at LSC-Montgomery for five years. He teaches Art Appreciation (ARTS 1301), Drawing I (ARTS1316), and Drawing II (ARTS 1317).


"I feel the students respond to an individual, regardless of field of study, who is succeeding in that field in the 'real world,'" said Adelman. "They get insight and perspective directly dealing with the successes, issues, and failures of that field."

Peter Pan The Musical:
Flying Into Town July 12-14 

Let the entire family fall under the spell of Neverland with Piers Chater Robinson's Peter Pan The Musical, presented by Lone Star College-Montgomery's Performing Arts Center for one weekend only-Thursday through Saturday, July 12-14, at 7:30 p.m., and on Saturday, July 14, at 2 p.m. Performances will take place in the Mainstage Theatre in the Performing Arts Center (Building D).


All your favorite characters will be there-Peter Pan, the dastardly Captain Hook and that scary crocodile, Tiger Lily, Nana the pet dog and, of course, Wendy and the Lost Boys, who will fly across the stage with equipment from Flying by Foy theatrical flying company.


Children and adults will especially enjoy opening night, Thursday, July 12, when snacks and special family-friendly activities (face-painting and balloon art) will be available at 6 p.m.


"This production is the largest undertaking that LSC-Montgomery has tackled in my time here," said Chase Waites, professor of theatre at LSC-Montgomery. "We are having a wonderful time creating the magic of Neverland and cannot wait to share it with the community!"


The story of Peter Pan, written by J.M. Barrie, is a timeless tale of childhood adventure in Neverland, a magical place where children can fly and fun and exciting adventures happen every day. In 1985, Robinson adapted Barrie's book for the stage, and now, 25 years later, his innovative musical score is well known, loved, and performed worldwide.


The talented cast is comprised of LSC-Montgomery students and community members, including:


Sarah Barchie - Peter Pan 

Tanner Bench - Captain Hook

Ashley Bolden - Mrs. Darling/Cecco

Jason Jauregui - Mr. Darling/Pirate

Lauren Lazo - Nana/Crocodile

Conrad Lopez - Michael

Christopher Orr - John

Catherine Zirilli - Wendy

Individual tickets are $15 for general admission; $10 for seniors; and $7 for children and LSC-Montgomery students, staff, and faculty.

College to Hold Meningitis Vaccination Clinics for Students

Lone Star College-Montgomery is offering two bacterial meningitis vaccination clinics for students on Wednesday, July 25, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., and Wednesday, August 8, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., in atrium of the Health Science Center (Building B).


In partnership with Travelvax Travel Health Clinic, LSC-Montgomery and the entire Lone Star College System are helping students become compliant with the mandated Texas meningitis vaccination law requiring most incoming college students to be vaccinated against bacterial meningitis or provide an exemption request declining the vaccine at least 10 days before attending classes (Senate Bill 1107).


A proof of vaccination or exemption must be submitted by August 11 for all early registration students. Any student registering after August 11 must submit a proof of vaccination or exemption along with payment for classes at the time of registration.

Students over age 18 will receive vaccinations for $115. Students age 18 and under that are uninsured or underinsured will receive vaccinations for $14 through Texas Vaccines for Children.


All students must bring a valid picture ID to the clinic, and parent permission via signature is required for students under 18. Travelvax Travel Health Clinic will provide students with the Magnus proof of vaccination forms as they leave the clinic.


Students may be exempt from vaccinations if they are over the age of 30; have been continuously enrolled in an institution of higher education since fall 2011; are enrolled in non-credit courses; are enrolled in 100% distance education or online courses; are dual-credit students taking a course(s) that meet at a facility not located on a higher education campus; have a signed medical exemption; and have a conscientious objection.


For more information, including a list of clinics offered at other Lone Star College System campuses, please visit