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April 2 in history: lead pencils first manufactured, 1827; The Tonight Show debuts on NBC, 1962. Birthdays: actor Buddy Ebsen (1908); singer Emmylou Harris (1947); comedian Dana Carvey (1955).


Undecided: University Career Services presents a free workshop for undecided majors at noon in the UCS offices, first floor, Student Service Center. For information, call (713) 743-5093.

Staff!: The UH Staff Council will meet at 1:30 p.m. in Room 220, E. Cullen. For information, call Richard Cigler at (713) 743-5353.

Amnesty International holds weekly meetings Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. in the Baltic Room, UC Underground. For information, call Matthew Wilson at (713) 630-0478.

Communicate: The International Association of Business Communicators/UH will hold an informal meeting to introduce prospective members at 4 p.m. in Room 201, Communication Building. For information, call David Monroe at (713) 743-2879.

Some thoughts on Buddhism: The Buddhist Association presents the Rev. Giac Dang Jotika to speak on the evolution of Buddhist thought in history from 7 to 9 p.m. in the UC Rodeo Room. For information, call (713) 541-1532.

A walk on the wild side: The College of Architecture Film Festival continues at 7 p.m. in the Architecture Building Theater with a free screening of Mindwalk. For information, call Chris Newsom at (713) 523-4929.

Zeta Phi Beta sorority presents a "Finer Womanhood Week" health fair, featuring general information and free sickle-cell and bone marrow donor screening, at 7:20 p.m. in the Mediterranean Room, UC Underground. For information, call Raisha Stevens at (713) 912-0051.

Auf Deutsch!: UH students and friends will gather Thursdays at 8 p.m. at Cafe Brazil, Westheimer at Dunlavy, for an evening of casual German conversation at all levels. For information, e-mail or call (713) 743-3040.

Greeks for Christ: Alpha Omega will hold an evening of nondenominational worship geared toward members of the campus Greek community at 8 p.m. in the Atlantic Room, UC Underground. For information, call (281) 551-7782.


FATT: The SPB's Spring Arts and Music Festival presents the Friday Afternoon Theatre Thing, a variety of performances by theater students, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Wortham Theatre Lab.

MISSO, the MIS student organization, will hold a social at 8 p.m. at Dave & Buster's, Richmond at Fountain View. All members are encouraged to attend. For information, call (713) 743-4917.

The Indian Students' Association presents Basant Bahar '98 at 8 p.m. in the Cullen Performance Hall.


Walk right up and volunteer: Walk America 1998, a March of Dimes event, will be held Sunday, April 26, and is seeking volunteers to work that day between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. Call Latasha Wilson at (713) 743-5180 before Friday, April 24, for information or to volunteer.

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