UHD Gators Take Part in 'Unsilent Night'
By Cynthia Gonzales
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) Community recently took part in the "Unsilent Night" event in collaboration with the Buffalo Bayou Partnership on Nov. 12.
"Unsilent Night" is an original composition by New York composer, Phil Kline, which was written specifically to be heard outdoors during the month of December. It takes the form of a street promenade in which the audience becomes the performer. Each participant gets one of four tracks of music that was easily downloaded on their smart phones.
Revelers strolled a carefully chosen route along the trails of Buffalo Bayou with holiday stations along the way including cookies and candy canes. Prior to the musical parade, Katz Coffee served hot cocoa and coffee; St. Arnold Brewing Company also served beverages. YELP handed out mittens and the Tellepsen Family Downtown YMCA was on hand with a group exercise demo as well as a kid craft station.
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.
As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts over 50,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College). In 2018, UHD grew its First Time in College student population by 11 percent and transfer students by 14 percent.
UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston. It also is ranked among 15 U.S. universities with lowest net price to students (according to the U.S. Department of Education). The University is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.