The Johns Hopkins Gazette: January 4, 1999
Jan. 4, 1999
VOL. 28, NO. 16


In Brief

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Senior Craig Zapetis is recipient of Marshall Scholarship

The British government announced last month that Hopkins senior Craig Zapetis was one of 40 U.S. students awarded the prestigious Marshall Scholarship. Zapetis, 21, of Miami, will spend the next two years studying politics and education reform at Oxford University.

"Craig is one of those one-of-a-kind students with a great heart, a good mind and a tremendous energy level," said Bill Tiefenwerth, director of Volunteer Services, who nominated him. "That combination has made him a real mover and shaker on this campus."

It was his conversations with Zapetis about politics, social change and ethics that helped Tiefenwerth know what to write in his nomination letter. But it was Zapetis's record here at Hopkins of volunteer outreach that illustrates that Zapetis does much more than simply talk about social change.

During his four years on the Homewood campus, Zapetis has tutored elementary school children for the Hopkins Tutorial Project, taught city students for Teach Baltimore during his summers, co-chaired a Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium, worked to get the Greenmount Recreation Center's computer lab running and helped create both a tennis clinic and a middle school mentoring project for disadvantaged Baltimore children.

The Marshall Scholarships, financed by the British government, provide an opportunity for American students who have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership potential to continue their studies for two or three years at a British University.

Long regarded as one of the highest undergraduate awards, the Marshall Scholarships cover the student's tuition costs, books, travel and living expenses while in the United Kingdom. Named in honor of U.S. Secretary of State George Marshall, the scholarships were created as an expression of Britain's gratitude for economic assistance received through the Marshall Plan after World War II.

Second film festival scheduled, entries now being accepted

Get those cameras rolling--'tis the season for independent film making. The Johns Hopkins Film Society is currently accepting entries for its second annual film festival, to be held April 15 to 18. Last year's inaugural fest drew over 2,200 attendees, showed over 100 films, received a mayor's proclamation and was voted Baltimore magazine's Best Film Event.

The Johns Hopkins Film Festival, in the tradition of other such festivals, serves to spotlight independent feature-length and short films. The event will take place during Spring Fair weekend.

Teddy Chao, festival coordinator and a Hopkins senior, says the films are tentatively scheduled to be shown in Shriver Hall and Gilman Hall on the Homewood campus and at the Baltimore Museum of Art, and there should be more speakers this year than last. Filmmakers are invited to attend the screenings and speak after the film has been shown.

The entry fee is $25 for a submission by Feb. 1,1999. Late submission is March 1 with an entree fee of $35. For more information and an entry form, go to the 1999 Johns Hopkins Film Festival Web site at