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Thursday, October 21, 1999
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Volume 65, Issue 43

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Campus Spotlight

October 21 in history: Edison successfully demonstrates the first practical light bulb, 1879; Margaret Owen of New York City sets a typing speed record of 170 words per minute, 1918; "I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts" by Freddy Martin enters the top 40 chart, 1949; Kennedy and Nixon face off in their final televised presidential debate, 1960. Birthdays: novelist Louis L'Amour (1908); jazz musician Dizzy Gillespie (1917); singer Manfred Mann (1940); actress Carrie Fisher (1956).

Today

Important information: The Wellness Center will have information tables on alcohol and drug use from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the UC Arbor and at the Satellite. For information, call (713) 743-5496.

The Pakistani Literary Society will hold a general meeting at 1:30 p.m. in the Atlantic Room, UC Underground. Everyone is invited.

Praise and worship: The Alpha-Omega Episcopal Campus Ministry offers praise and worship Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. in Room 205, A.D. Bruce Religion Center. For information, call Jim Goodwin at (713) 741-5850.

The Pre-Pharmacy Association will meet at 3 p.m. in the Cougar Den.

The Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Student Support Group meets Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 226, Student Service Center.

Note: The Biology and Biochemistry Association meeting scheduled for today has been canceled. For information, e-mail bbua00@aol.com.

Rugby: The Rugby Football Club practices Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m. on the intramural fields behind Wendy's on Cullen. Everyone is welcome; no experience is necessary. For information, call Christopher Rampacek at (713) 854-7575.

Relax: Join Falun Dafa at UH for stress-relief and healing practices from 7 to 9 p.m. in the UC Saltgrass Room. For information, call Gina Wei at (713) 523-8209.

Friday

Toastmasters, an organization dedicated to helping improve public speaking, will meet at 12:30 p.m. in the Caspian Room, UC Underground. For information, call (713) 653-5937.

Anime no Kai, a Japanese animation club, will show a variety of anime titles from 2 to 5 p.m. in the UC Satellite. For information, e-mail Jennifer Boehm at jboehm@bayou.uh.edu.

But what does he really think?: Master's Musicians will hold a Q-and-A forum to discuss the question, "Does God really hate homosexuals?" at 4 p.m. in the Moores School of Music student lounge. For information, call Curtis Whittaker at (713) 741-8594.

Sea Change, a group open to all social workers and social work students interested in gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered issues, will meet at 5:30 p.m. at Toopee's, 1830 W. Alabama. For information, call Eric Carrera at (713) 863-7051.

International Christian Fellowship meets for Bible study and fellowship Fridays at 7 p.m. in Room 201, A.D. Bruce Religion Center. For information, e-mail icfhouston@hotmail.com.

Announcements

Calling all women: Are you involved in a women's organization on campus? Information about your group is needed for a University study. Call the Women's Center at (713) 743-2730.

The Co-Ed Interpersonal Group, which discusses relationship and communication issues, is accepting new members. For information, call Norma Ngo or Avila Steele at (713) 743-5454.

Clothing drive: The Wesley Foundation will be collecting clothing for the homeless throughout October, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays in Room 107, A.D. Bruce Religion Center. For more information, call (713) 747-0335.

Applications for board positions in the Frontier Fiesta Association are available in Room 51F, Campus Activities, UC Underground. For information, call Thea Wofford at (713) 743-5181.

Journalists: Students interested in print or electronic journalism are invited to join UH's chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. For information, call (713) 743-5314 or e-mail spjuh@hotmail.com.
 

To place an item in Spotlight, bring it in writing to Room 160, Communication Building; fax it to 743-5384; or e-mail to dcspots@mail.uh.edu. Submitting an item does not guarantee that it will run. Call Jim at 713-743-5314 for more information. 

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