Friday, October 22, 1999
Houston, Texas
Volume 65, Issue 44

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Campus Spotlight

October 22 in history: Sam Houston is inaugurated as first president of the Republic of Texas, 1836; world's first car dealership opens in London, 1897; photocopy machine first demonstrated, 1938; Georgy Girl, the first movie to earn an "R" rating, opens, 1966. Birthdays: actress Sarah Bernhardt (1844); comedian "Curly" Howard (1903); actors Joan Fontaine (1917) and Catherine Deneuve (1943).


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

But what does God 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 transgender 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


Haudallah in the gutter: Join the Hillel Foundation for an ice cream party from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Hillel Student Center, 1700 Bissonnet. Bring a pint of ice cream (kosher) and Hillel will provide the gutter and sundae toppings. For information, call (713) 526-4918 or e-mail


Kickoff: The Center for Students with Disabilities will kick off Disability Awareness Week with a series of inspirational speeches and musical entertainment from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lynn Eusan Park. For information, call (713) 743-5400.

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


Help wanted: The Cougar Preview Student Volunteer Committee is seeking students to help with the campus open house, scheduled for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6. Volunteers will receive a free T-shirt, breakfast and lunch. Sign up at Campus Activities in the UC Underground or contact George Perez at (713) 743-9617 or for more information.

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 Women's Therapy Group, which discusses issues like self-esteem, relationships and depression, is accepting members. For information, call Karen Nelson at (713) 743-5407.

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.

Give: Throughout October, Social Work students will be collecting toiletries, paper products and children's craft supplies to benefit the Bay Area Women's Center. The collection point will be a table in the lobby of the Social Work Building; donations can be made Mondays and Fridays in October from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information, call Ann Elder at (713) 728-8310.

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

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 713-743-5314 for more information. 


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