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August 26 in history: Roman forces invade Britain, 55; toilet paper invented, 580; first public kindergarten established in U.S., 1873; first U.S. roller coaster built, 1929; Animal Farm published, 1946; "I Got You Babe" by Sonny and Cher reaches No. 1 on singles chart, 1965; The University of Texas at Arlington becomes first university to offer a course in belly dancing, 1973; Sonny Bono announces he is running for mayor of Palm Springs, Calif., 1987. August 26 birthdays: Queen Victoria's husband Prince Albert (1819); assassin John Wilkes Booth (1838); Washington Post editor Ben Bradley (1921); politician Geraldine Ferraro (1935); musician Bradford Marsalis (1960); thespian Macaulay Culkin (1980).
Praise the lord and pass the cream cheese: The Catholic Newman Student Association will hold Bagel Week every morning this week from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Catholic Center, Entrance 1 at Calhoun. Everyone is invited to enjoy free bagels and breakfast beverages. For information, call Caroline Derouin at (713) 748-2529.
Wheel of fortune: The Alpha Lamda Delta-Phi Eta Sigma honor society will be selling raffle tickets for a $100 Rother's gift certificate from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the PGH Breezeway. Each ticket costs $1. For information, call Marianne Thomas at (281) 998-0442.
Back in action: The Students' Association Senate, the elected representative body of UH students, will hold its first fall meeting at 7 p.m. in the University Center. For location or other information, call (713) 743-5220.
Book fair: The College of Education's Council of Reading will hold a book fair today and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Farish Hall Kiva. Many of the books needed for the children's and adolescent literature classes will be available.
You, too, can e-mail: Learn to use the Pine e-mail system (for Bayou and Jetson accounts) at Information Technology's Internet class, free to all faculty, staff and students. The class will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Room 44A, Heyne Building. No registration is necessary, but seating is limited. For information or if you require special accomodations, call (713) 743-1411 or e-mail email@example.com.
Eat 'em up: The Horth Harris/Montgomery County branch of the Houston Alumni Organization invite Cougar fans to Huey's Restaurant & Microbrewery, 15335 North Freeway (exit Richey Road north or south), at 11:30 a.m. Saturday to watch the Cougar football team take on the Alabama Crimson Tide. There will be no cover charge, and discounted microbrewed beer and appetizers will be available. For information, call John Goad at (713) 651-3333.
Museum cinema: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents five young French cinema films this weekend: Nobody Loves Me at 7:30 p.m. Friday; Blue Moon at 9:15 p.m. Friday; See How They Fall at 7:30 p.m. Saturday; Love on the Borderline at 9:15 p.m. Saturday; and Normal People are Nothing Special at 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $4 for students and museum members, $5 for the general public. Films are shown in the MFA's Brown Auditorium, 1001 Bissonnet between Montrose and Main. For information, call (713) 639-7515.
Labor Day closings: University offices will be closed this weekend to observe the Labor Day holiday. Normal business will resume Tuesday, Sept. 2. The Central Site computing center will close at 11:45 p.m. Sunday and will reopen Tuesday at 8 a.m., while the IT Support Center/Help Desk will be closed from 5 p.m. Friday until 8 a.m. Tuesday. IT will continue to provide 24-hour voice, data and video network services throughout the holiday. For assistance with any emergency network service outage, call (713) 743-1111.
Alter ego: Career Planning and Placement has changed its name to University Career Services. Despite the name change, UCS will offer the same services it did before, and offices remain on the second floor of the Student Service Center. For information, call (713) 743-5110.
A change will do you good: Learning Support Services has moved from the Social Work Building to Room 404, Fine Arts Building for the fall semester. All LSS programs are still offered. For information, call (713) 743-5411.
Be an Ambassador: The University of Houston Ambassadors, the student recruiting arm of the Admissions Office, is accepting applications for new members. Applications may be picked up in Room 128, E. Cullen, and are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10. For information, call Jeff Fuller at (713) 743-9620 or Jackie Johnson at (713) 741-4657.
Festival: Volunteers are needed for the Seventh Annual Arturo Monsanto Latin-American Folk Fest, which celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month and racial unity, to be held Sept. 20 in the UC Houston Room. The festival will raise scholarship money for students with disABILITIES. To sign up, call (713) 743-3061.