The Johns Hopkins Gazette: April 19, 1999
Apr. 19-26

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Community Health Initiative -- The School of Medicine, the University of Maryland and the American College of Physicians have joined together to work with the People's Community Health Center to offer free health screenings. The annual Community Care Initiative is scheduled for Saturday, April 24, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Greenmount Avenue and 32nd Street, in the Waverly community.

Free health screenings will be available for blood pressure, cancer, prenatal care, alcohol and substance abuse, smoking cessation, vision, diabetes, tooth care and asthma, as well as free immunizations for children. For information, call 410-576-9355.

Yoga Classes -- Occupational Health Services, along with Benefits Administration, is offering yoga classes for Hopkins faculty and staff. The classes will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m., beginning April 26 and continuing through May 20. For more information and to register, call 410-516-0450.

Federal Credit Union Meeting -- The Johns Hopkins Federal Credit Union will hold its annual meeting on Tues., April 27, at 5:15 p.m. in the Glass Pavilion on the Homewood campus.

All members are invited to attend this informative meeting to hear about the Credit Union's achievements with JHFCU's board of directors, staff and fellow members. Hors d'oeuvres will be served and information tables will be available beginning at 5:15 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by the a cappella group The All Nighters. Reservations are not necessary but RSVPs are appreciated.

To RSVP, call 410-955-4500, ext. 261.

Alumni Association Awards -- Nominations are being sought for three Johns Hopkins Alumni Association Awards. The awards are the Woodrow Wilson Award for Distinguished Government Service, the Heritage Award for outstanding service/ contribution to the university and/or the Alumni Association and the Distinguished Alumnus Award for exemplary personal, professional or humanitarian achievements.

Individuals are encouraged to submit the names of deserving Hopkins alumni. For a nomination form, and more information, call the Office of Alumni Relations at 410-516-0363. The deadline for nominations is July 1.

Competitive Tennis -- The Johns Hopkins competitive tennis team is looking for interested, highly competitive men and women for the summer Tuesday night league. Individuals who have played in college, played competitively or been rated as a 4.0 player should call Harold Shinitzky at 410-955-2910.

Women's Network Spring Luncheon -- The Johns Hopkins Women's Network, an organization established to improve the status of women in all divisions of the university, will hold a spring luncheon on Fri., May 7, at noon.

Participants can expect new insights, networking opportunities, friendship, good humor and fun. In addition, Jo-Ellen Gray will speak on career development and leadership. Cost for the luncheon is $10, which includes the lunch buffet. The luncheon will take place in the Glass Pavilion on the Homewood campus. Shuttle service will be provided from other campuses.

For more information, visit either of these Web sites: or Interested individuals can also subscribe to the Women's Forum mailing list by visiting

Women's Health Survey -- The Comprehensive Women's Health Center Initiative is conducting a survey of the East Baltimore faculty, staff and students of the university and the hospital/health system. The survey is to be completed by women only; men are asked to give the survey to a significant female friend or family member to complete.

The survey asks about services that would be important at a Hopkins women's health center and should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. The questionnaire is currently being distributed to students; staff and faculty can expect to receive it during the first week of May. For more information, call Lori Paine at 410-955-4164.

Master of Arts in Teaching -- The Graduate Division of Education is holding an information session for undergraduates interested in the teaching profession. The event will be held on Thurs., April 29, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Sherwood Room of Levering Hall on the Homewood campus.

Juniors and seniors who have completed at least 60 credits, with a 3.0 GPA in a bachelor's program can apply to the Accelerated Master of Arts in Teaching Program. Interested freshmen and sophomores are also encouraged to attend. For information or to RSVP, call 410-516-8274.