To place an item in Spotlight, bring it in writing to Room 160, Communication Building; fax it to 743-5384; or e-mail to Submitting an item does not guarantee that it will run. Call Jim at 743-5314 for more information.

May 7 in history: First presidential inaugural ball held for George Washington, 1789; "Hotel California" by the Eagles reaches No. 1 on singles chart, 1977; August Hoffman performs a record 29,051 consecutive sit-ups, 1983. Birthdays: poet Robert Browning (1812); composer Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky (1840); political leader Eva Peron (1919).


Free condoms: The Health Center will be giving away the new female condom and information on that device and STDs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day this week at the Health Center. Male condoms will also be available. For information, call (713) 743-5151.

Staff!: The UH Staff Council will hold a meeting at 1:30 p.m. in the Farish Hall Kiva, followed by a presentation from Provost Richard Sheridan. For information, call Richard Cigler at (713) 743-5353.

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.

Upcoming recitals

The Moores School of Music announces the following recitals through May 18: Marsha Thompson (senior, voice), Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Dudley Recital Hall; Andrew Moritz (senior), Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Choral Recital Hall; Ching Yi Lin (violin), Sunday at 5 p.m., location to be announced; King-Chi Au (doctoral, piano), Sunday at 7:30 p.m. in Dudley; Brian Moran and Phillip Freeman, Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Choral Recital Hall; Chris Lambrecht (senior, trumpet), Saturday, May 16, at 2 p.m. in Dudley; Roman Jakubus (senior, trumpet), May 16 at 4 p.m. in Dudley; Molly McGee (masters, voice), May 16 at 7 p.m. in Dudley; April Henderson (senior, clarinet), Sunday, May 17, at 1 p.m. in Dudley; Karen Wylie (doctoral, saxophone), Monday, May 18, at 5 p.m. in Dudley. For information, call (713) 743-3009.


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.

Together, we can help: The Escape Family Resource Center is looking for volunteers in Harris and Fort Bend counties to help the organization serve families in crisis to prevent child abuse. Volunteers should be able to spend three to five hours each week working with families in children. To volunteer, or for more information, call Ken Crowley at (713) 942-9500.

Summer Spotlight advisory: With the end of the spring semester, the diligent Spotlight staff will be loading up wheelbarrows, hand trucks and unmarked cars to clear out this semester's Spotlight announcements. All announcements will have to be submitted anew for the summer semester. Remember, you can submit announcements in person to Room 160, Communication Building; by e-mail to; or by fax to (713) 743-5384. For more information, call Jim Parsons at (713) 743-5360.

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