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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1987 - The Community. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 23, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/25027/show/24887.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1987 - The Community. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/25027/show/24887

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Transcript Houston's Hottest Did you like the 1986-87 Houston's Hottest, the calendar designed to promote student life at the University of Houston? Yes, well then you'll love the 1988 edition. It is expected to be, well, even hotter. There will be two separate calendars for 1988. One will feature women, the other men, posing at various locations around the campus to show off its beauty. A person will be able to buy both the female and male calendar and each month the photos will go together. For example: A girl pictured on one side of the new obelisks on Cullen Boulevard and a guy on the other side. When the pictures hang together on the wall, they will look like one. "The idea to do a calendar came to me over Thanksgiving dinner 1985," James Ontra president of Campus Awareness Association and producer of the calendar said. "My purpose is to promote the University. It !S sad that so many people graduating from high school in Houston, do not even consider coming to UH. We want to be able to change that." Houston's Hottest has proved to be very successful and has received a lot of media attention. "We have been on Donahue, David Brenner, Channel 11, Channel 13 Eyewitness News, the Houston Chronicle, and Houston City Magazine," Ontra said. Last year they printed 6,000 and sold 2,900. They gave 1,500 to patients at the Veterans Administration Hospital as part of their promotion. This year they in tend to print 10,000. This calendar is not the first to be produced by a university, so why is it being given so much attention? "The answer is simple," Ontra said. "We have a sense of professionalism. Our quality is great. It is more like a commercial product than a student effort, and we are competing with big companies like Hallmark." Hottest is not only sold at the University but at major bookstores like Walden and other gift shops around Houston for $8.95. "We plan to increase our market next year and we have a national distributor, the Ingram Book Company, to market the 1988 calendar nationwide, like the University of Southern California does," Ontra said, noting the USC hires professionals to do their famous swimsuit calendar. The criteria for all the calendar models is that they must be UH students and should be able to work on the promotion of the calendar. The main thing that is considered in choosing a model for the calendar is basically how photogrenic the person is. Applicants are judged by former calendar models and Campus Awareness Association members. Last year's models feel that the calendar brought about a very positive attitude towards UH. Hottest has also benefitted the models personally. LeAnn Bergeon said, "This helped me launch a career in modeling and I did some for Good Morning Houston." Karen Foster said, "People notice you." As for the guys who made it to finals this year, they too feel that the calendar is very good publicity for the University. Mike McGregor said, "I hope I make it because it [the audition] has been a lot of fun." Carlo Minnotti said, "I hope my braces do not make any difference, but then I never grinned." Hottest is trying very hard to give UH a new image. But only time will tell. — Muneera Hussain Many male dorm rooms sport the iatest posters, and now the Houston's Hottest calendar (soon to be available for women). The models are expected to help promote the calendar at events such as the Homecoming Parade. Photos by Paul Nicosia. 261