Friday, April 7, 2000
Houston, Texas
Volume 65, Issue 128

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April 7 in history: Booker T. Washington became the first African-American to be pictured on a U.S. postage stamp, a 10-cent stamp (1940); the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific opened on Broadway at the Majestic Theatre in New York City (1949); the Academy Award for best picture went to Midnight Cowboy (which was one of the first X-rated movies to come out since the MPAA rating system was implemented) with the best director award going to its director John Schlesinger (1969). Birthdays: jazz performer Freddie Hubbard (1938); Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola (1939); rock n' roller John Oates (1949); actor and martial artist Jackie Chan (1954); attorney Christopher Darden (1956); former MTV host and actor Bill Bellamy (1967); Spice Girl Victoria "Posh" Addams (1974).


Hoa Lu': The Hoa Lu' Organization will have a general activity at 10 a.m. today at the UC. For more information, visit the Web site at

Anime no Kai: The anime club will hold a screening of a variety of anime titles from 2 to 5 p.m. at the UC Satellite. For more information, e-mail Jennifer Boehm at

Women's Club Soccer: The Women's Soccer Club at UH will hold its weekly practice at 3:30 p.m. today on the Intramural Fields (behind Wendy's).

ART FX & SPB PVAC: The ART FX Group & Performing & Visual Arts Committee will have an opening reception to show the work of nine members of the organization. The reception will be held at 6 p.m. in the UC Underground Art Stop. For more information, page David Gonzalez (281) 520-4467.


Body & Mind: A traditional Chinese Body & Mind exercise for stress relief and overall physical and mental health will be held at Montrose Public Library (4100 Montrose Blvd.) at 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call Jason Wang at (713) 743-8304.


SPBC: The Student Program Board Committee will have its weekly meeting at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call (713) 743-5210.

AWC, Student Chapter: AWC will sponsor a communications résumé workshop at 5:30 p.m. Monday. All communications students are welcome to bring their résumés to show a panel of professionals. For more information, visit the Web site at


Attention all AED members: Officer nominations are due at 5 p.m. Monday. Drop them off in Room 120 Old Science. Officer elections will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the UC Underground Pacific Room.

Best Buddies: If you are interested in helping to enhance the lives of people with mental retardation with a one-to-one friendship, join Best Buddies at UH. For applications and more information, call Sara at (713) 743-5200 or come by the MVP office in the UC Underground.

ESPD: The Environmental and Physical Safety Department offers free training on safety related topics, including CPR, First-Aid and Defensive Driving (not for ticket dismissal), as well as many other safety-related topics. For more information, visit the EPSD Web site at or call (713) 743-5861.

Fitness Program: The Department of Campus Recreation Fitness Program has added two additional classes on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. These classes are free for students. Come by Rm. 102 Garrison to register. For more information, call (713) 743-9500.

Gas out! People wishing to protest the ridiculously high gas prices are encouraged to participate in a nationwide gas out this weekend, starting today until Sunday. If you want to send a message to the man, don't buy any gas this weekend! Walk!

Lent: The Catholic Student Organization would like to invite all UH students, faculty and staff to pray the Stations of the Cross every Tuesday (5:15 p.m.) and Wednesday (noon) in the Catholic Center during Lent. For more information, call the Catholic Center at (713) 748-2529.

Library Exhibit: The UH Libraries Department of Social Collections and Archives presents "Reflections of Yesterday, Visions of Tomorrow," on display now until May 20 at the M.D. Anderson Library. For more information, call (713) 743-9754.

Mariachi members needed: The Mariachi group is looking for violinists, guitarists and someone who is interested in playing the guitarron. Male and female vocalists are also needed. For information, e-mail or

Metropolitan Volunteer Program: MVP is looking for a director and assistant director for the next academic year. Applications are available at the office at the UC Underground Rm. 53. The deadline to submit applications is 2 p.m. today. For more information, call (713) 743-5200.

Psi Chi: The Psychology Honor Society is now accepting applications for membership. Stop by Rm. 105 or Rm. 124 Heyne for an application. The deadline to submit applications is Friday. For more information, e-mail

Restore Women's Rights in Afghanistan!: Help bring an end to gender apartheid. All you have to do is sign the petitions posted on the first floor bulletin boards of the Agnes Arnold, Heyne, PGH, AH Auditorium, Science and Research and Melcher buildings.

Scholarships: The Women's Studies Program is now accepting applications for the Blanche Espy Chenoweth Graduate Fellowship ($2500), the Maud Smith Paddock Undergraduate Scholarship ($2500) and the Elizabeth Smith Chenoweth Undergraduate Scholarship ($2500). Requirements include two Women's Studies courses. Applications are due April 21. For more information, call the UH Women's Studies Program Office at (713) 743-3214.

More scholarships: The Bay Area Club of the Houston Alumni Organization is giving away a $1,000 scholarship for current UH students residing in the Bay Area. Applications are available at the Houston Alumni Organization, Suite 201 Athletics/Alumni Center. For more information, call (713) 743-9550.

Turn on the Spotlight: The Campus Spotlight is an easy and free way to announce your group's next meeting or event. Just send the information (including the event date and time, a brief description, sponsoring organizations, location and a contact name and telephone number) to, fax it to (713) 743-5384; send it via campus mail to STP 4071; or drop it by the Cougar newsroom, 160 Communication, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information, call (713) 743-5314.


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