January 15 in history: England's
Queen Elizabeth I (Elizabeth Tudor) is crowned in Westminster Abbey, 1559;
the University of Notre Dame receives its charter from the state of Indiana,
1844; the Boston Morning Journal becomes the first paper in the United
States to be published on wood pulp paper, 1863; Triangle magazine in Springfield,
Mass, publishes the rules for a new game that will eventually be dubbed
basketball, 1892; the Pentagon is dedicated as the world's largest office
building, 1943; the first National
Football League Super Bowl is played;
President Nixon announces the suspension of all U.S. offensive action in
North Vietnam, 1973. Birthdays: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., activist,
1929; Mario Van Peebles, actor, 1957; Lisa Lisa, singer (Lisa Lisa and
Cult Jam), 1967; Regina King, actress, 1971.
Bowling, anyone?: The College Bowl
will return Jan. 26 at the University Center. Students are encouraged to
build teams of four to compete in this "trivia-like" quiz tournament and
register at the UC Administration Office (Room 282). Register no later
than 5 p.m. Jan. 22. For more information, call (713) 743-5293 or visit
Smarter than the average bear: The
UH Wellness Center is sponsoring yoga classes from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays
and Thursdays at 206 Garrison. Admission is free to all students, faculty,
staff and alumni. For more information, call Pam Grossman at (713)
King of Kings:The African-American
Studies program is sponsoring the fifth annual Martin Luther King Reception
at 6 p.m. in the Houston Room at the University Center.
Career plans: University Career Services
offers workshops on resume writing, interviewing techniques, internship
and campus recruitment. For more information
call (713) 743-5100 or visit www.career.uh.edu.
Today's home games
Men's basketball versus Texas Christian;
Hofheinz Pavilion, 7:30 p.m.
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 Tuesday,
January 15, 2002 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 4015; 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.