Today in history:
Cleopatra commits suicide, 30 B.C.; William Penn sets sail from England
to establish the colony of Pennsylvania, 1682;
Gen. Benedict Arnold agrees to surrender West Point to the British
army, 1780; Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as a U.S.
Supreme Court justice, 1965; The Beatles release "Hey Jude," 1968;
Leona Helmsley is found guilty of income tax
evasion, 1989; CBS' The Late Show with David Letterman
premieres, 1993; an expedition to raise part of the Titanic fails when
nylon lines being used snap, 1996. Birthdays: Mary
Wollstonecraft Shelley, author (Frankenstein), 1797; Maria Montessori,
education freak, 1870; Huey P. Long, Kingfish of
Louisiana, 1893; Fred MacMurray, actor (My Three Sons), 1908; Ted Williams,
baseball legend, 1918; Bill Daily, actor (I
Dream of Jeannie), 1928; Cameron Diaz, actress (Charlie's Angels),
1972; Lisa Ling, TV personality (The View), 1973.
Today Jazz it up: Harlon's in the UC Underground will present Wheels
of Jeopardy, a jazz band composed of Moores
School of Music students, at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Jonathan
at (713) 743-5874 or via e-mail at
Career students: University Career Services will hold a series of career
development workshops including a seminar on
internships at 3 p.m. on the first floor in the Student Service Center.
For more information, call (713) 743-5100 or visit the
Web site www.career.uh.edu.
Friday Jummah: The Muslim Students Association will have jummah prayers
on the second floor of Oberholtzer Hall.
Khutbah begins at 1:30 p.m., with food available for purchase following
prayers. For more information, contact Irtiza at
Oh, the humanics: The American Humanics Student Association will hold
its first general meeting of the semester from
noon to 1 p.m. in Rm. 439 in the Graduate School of Social Work. For
more information, contact Margaret at (713)
Weekend Wax on, wax off: The UH Shotokan Karate-Kobudo club has workouts
at 10 a.m. Saturday in the UC. All
students, faculty and staff are welcome to join and learn self-defense.
Anyone interested should visit
Tuesday The National Organization for Women at UH is meeting Tuesday,
September 4, at 7 p.m. in the UC, top floor, in
the meeting area in front of the Houston Room. Anyone interested in
women's issues is welcome to attend. We are
always accepting new members and are gearing up for big events coming
soon. For more information, please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our
Web site at http://pages.ivillage.com/uhnow/now.
Announcements Step one: Campus Recreation invites all students to register
for step aerobics in Room 102 in Garrison
Gymnasium. Exercises are Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 a.m. For more
information, call (713) 743-9509.
Rugby: Anyone interested in joining the rugby football club should attend
practices Tuesday and Thursday from 4 to 6
p.m. No experience is necessary. Anyone interested should call (713)
867-3960 or visit the Web site www.uh.edu/~rfc.
Get your spirit on: Applications for the UH Ambassadors are available
in Room 129, E. Cullen today and tomorrow. It's a
good way for students to show their school spirit. Anyone interested
should contact Sabrina at (281) 615-8104. Turn on
Spotlight: Put the Campus Spotlight to work for you -- post your group's
next meeting or event for free. For more
information and rules, visit www.uh.edu/campus/cougar , call (713)
743-5361 or e-mail email@example.com.
Turn on the Spotlight:The
Campus Spotlight is an easy and free way to announce your groupis next
meeting or event. Just send the information (including the event Thursday,
August 30, 2001 and time, a brief description, sponsoring organizations,
location and a contact name and telephone number) to firstname.lastname@example.org,
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 Monday. For information, call (713) 743-5361.