Johns Hopkins Gazette | June 12, 2006
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University June 12, 2006 | Vol. 35 No. 37



English as a Second Language

The Hopkins Intensive English as a Second Language Program offers concentrated daily courses in Oral Communication and Reading/Writing Skills and specialized courses in TOEFL Prep, American Culture and English for Medical Professionals. After class, participants take their language practice outdoors as they join IELP friends at harbor sails, outdoor films, a picnic and an Orioles baseball game.

Hopkins IELP, scheduled for July 3 to Aug. 4, is open to faculty, staff, friends and family. Students can select the full program of three courses or take one or two classes as scheduling permits. Registration is open through June 23. For more information and registration, go to or


Parkinson's Disease Support Groups

Parkinson's disease support group meetings are scheduled for several locations in the upcoming weeks.

The Baltimore City group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of every month at the North Point Public Library, 1716 Merritt Blvd. Summer meetings are scheduled for June 29, July 20 and Aug. 24.

The Baltimore County group meets the second Thursday of every month, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Green Spring Station Pavilion II, 10753 Falls Rd. Upcoming meetings are scheduled for June 29 and July 13.

The Carroll County group meets the fourth Tuesday of every month from 2 to 4 p.m. at Westminster Senior Center, 125 Stoner Ave., Westminster, Md. Meetings are scheduled for June 27 and July 25.

Led by a trained facilitator, these meetings offer educational seminars followed by time for discussion and sharing of experiences. For more information, contact Susan Davis at 410-284-5423 or Becky Dunlop at 410-955-8975.


Benefits Administration Relocation

The Office of Benefits Administration (Benefits Operations Center and the Benefits Service Center), which were located in the Wyman Park Building, Homewood campus, and at 2017 E. Monument St., East Baltimore campus, will relocate this week to Johns Hopkins at Eastern, suite D100. The offices will be closed on Thursday, June 15, and reopen in their new location on Friday, June 16. Walk-in service will still be provided at 2017 E. Monument. The Benefits Service Center can be reached at 410-516-2000 and the Benefits Operations Center at 410-516-8110.

One-on-one benefits sessions that had been offered at the Wyman Park Building will now be held at Bayview Medical Center, in room 2B-78 of the Allergy and Asthma Center Building, 5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle. Sessions will continue to be offered at 2017 E. Monument St.

JHU shuttle service is provided between the Homewood, Eastern and East Baltimore campuses; the schedules are available online. Parking is available on the lower lot at Eastern. Paid parking is available at Bayview.


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