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October 7 in history: The Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical Cats opens on Broadway, 1982. Birthdays: retired South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu (1931); cellist Yo-Yo Ma (1955); singer Toni Braxton (1960). Quote for today: "The human mind is like an umbrella - it functions best when open." (Walter Gropius, German-American architect, 1883-1969)
Hungry?: The Black Student Union will sell baked goods and smoked barbecue turkey at 9 a.m. in the PGH Breezeway.
Concert: The Student Program Board presents The Zydeco Dots from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Satellite.
Religion: The Ahmadiyya Muslim Students Association will maintain an information/book stall from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the UC.
AA meeting: Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 11:45 a.m. in the library of the Catholic Center across from Entrance 1.
Expert testimony: The Baptist Student Ministry presents special guest (and Cougar quarterback) Jason McKinley speaking at noon at the Baptist Student Center. McKinley will speak about football and life.
Mass: The Catholic Newman Student Association will hold mass at noon today in the second-floor chapel of the A.D. Bruce Religion Center. All UH students and faculty are invited and welcomed to attend.
AHMP: The Association of Hispanic Media Professionals will hold a meeting at noon in Room 323, Agnes Arnold Hall.
MEChA: MEChA will hold a meeting at noon in Room 77, UC Underground and another at 4 p.m. in the MEChA Office in Campus Activities.
CSA: The Chinese Student Association will hold a general meeting from noon to 1 p.m. in the Atlantic or Pacific Room, UC Underground.
Be filled!: The Baptist Student Ministry offers free lunches at noon and 1 p.m. at the Baptist Student Center.
Anime No Kai: Anime No Kai, a Japanese animation club, will hold a general meeting from noon to 1 p.m. in the Baltic Room, UC Underground.
Prayer: The Muslim Students Association will hold a Zuhr prayer at 1:30 p.m. and an Asr Prayer at 5 p.m. today and Thursday in Room 201, A.D. Bruce Religion Center.
Study lounge: The Catholic Newman Student Association presents a study lounge from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Catholic Center on Calhoun across from Entrance 1.
Wednesday Night Live: Victory Campus Ministries will meet from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the UC Underground.
Have you given blood yet?: The Graduate School of Social Work Student Association will sponsor a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in a mobile coach near the Social Work Building. Donors will receive free T-shirts, car tumblers or thermal lunch bags.
Bake sale: The Arab-American Student Association will hold a bake sale with authentic Arabic food from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the PGH Breezeway.
Mass: The Catholic Newman Student Association will hold mass at noon in the second-floor chapel of the A.D. Bruce Religion Center. All UH students and faculty are invited and welcomed to attend.
Procrastination getting you nowhere?: Learning Support Services will hold a "Time Management and Procrastination" workshop from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Room 321, Social Work Building.
Seminar: As part of its Graduate Seminar Series, the Department of Mechanical Engineering will present "Exact Solutions in Finite Elasticity" with Michael Carrolm, Rice University's McMurtry Professor of Engineering, at 2:30 p.m. in Room W122-D3, College of Engineering.
Hey, is this thing on?: Toastmasters International meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. alternating between the Atlantic and Pacific Rooms of the UC Underground.
Christian musicians: The Fellowship of Christian Musicians will meet from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor chamber music room of the Moores School of Music.
Quranic recitation: The Muslim Student Association will hold Quranic recitation classes from 4 to 6 p.m. at the A.D. Bruce Religion Center.
Ready for homecoming?: The 1998 Homecoming Committee will hold the first of three connection meetings at 7 p.m. in the Large Conference Room, UC Underground. Anyone interested in participating in Homecoming is encouraged to attend this meeting.