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April 17 in history: Ford Mustang debuts, 1964; classic "Bass-O-Matic" SNL skit first airs, 1976; Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon goes gold during its 10-year run on the charts, 1973. Birthdays: Justice Samuel P. Chase (1741); rocker Liz Phair (1967).
Speak up: Toastmasters meets Fridays at noon in Room 202, Cullen College of Engineering. For information, call Rachel Palmer at (281) 872-4792.
On immigrant rights: La Resistencia will hold a symposium titled "Breaking Out of the Box: Combating the Oppression of Immigrants," discussing immigrant rights and oppression, from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Cougar Den. For information, call (713) 521-3099.
Anime-no-kai, a Japanese animation club, will screen animated titles from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in the UC Satellite. For information, call Mark Phu at (281) 520-2400.
MISSO, the MIS Student Organization, will hold a general meeting at 6:30 p.m. in Room 150, Melcher Hall.
Badminton, anyone?: The Badminton Club meets Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Melcher Gymnasium. For information, call Nana Moshiri at (713) 609-0236.
Phuz: Local band Phuz will perform at Frontier Fiesta Saturday at 6 p.m. For information, link to www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Stage/3173/phuz.htm.
Monday meal: The Lutheran, Episcopal and United Campus Ministries invite students, faculty and staff to their weekly luncheon Mondays at 11:30 a.m. in the second-floor lounge, A.D. Bruce Religion Center.
Support session: University Counseling Services offers a gay and lesbian support group Mondays at 5 p.m. on the second floor of the Student Service Center. For information, call Chris Kerr at (713) 743-5454.
Development: The Education Development Syndicate International and Pakistani Literary Society will hold an event at 6 p.m. in the World Affairs Lounge, UC Underground.
Cinema gratis: SPB Cinema presents a free screening of As Good As it Gets, starring Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt, at 7 p.m. in the UC Houston Room. For information, call (713) 743-5220.
Clear Lakers unite: The Bay Area Club of the Houston Alumni Organization will award a $1,000 scholarship to a current UH student from the greater Clear Lake or Galveston area based on demonstrated academic achievement, student involvement and leadership, community service and financial need. Call (713) 743-9550 to request an application.
It's all about advertising: Ad2 Houston and the UH Communication Alumni will hold Diversity Career Day Friday, April 24, from 1 to 5 p.m. in the great hall of the Athletic/Alumni Facility. Anyone interested in learning about a career in advertising and related fields is welcome. For information, call (713) 743-5345.
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.
Donations welcome: Psi Chi, the national psychology honor society, has adopted the Star of Hope homeless shelter and will maintain a box for donations in Room 132K, Heyne Building.