The Johns Hopkins Gazette: March 15, 1999
Mar 15-22

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

1999 Mileage Rate -- The Internal Revenue Service has reduced the mileage rate allowance for the business use of an automobile. Beginning April 1, the mileage rate will be $.31 per mile. This represents a decrease of 1.5 cents from the 1998 rate of $.325 per mile. All expense reports submitted on or after April 1 must reflect the reduced mileage rate of $.32 per mile. Expense reports submitted prior to April 1 may reflect the current rate of $.325 per mile. For information, call 410-550-7246.

Business of Nursing Seminar -- The schools of Nursing and Continuing Studies will hold an information session about their joint Business of Nursing program on Thurs., March 25, at 4 p.m. This is a 12-credit, 11-month graduate certificate program designed to address financial and managed-care challenges facing today's nurse managers and executives. Maryann F. Fralic, professor and director of corporate and foundation relations at the School of Nursing, will be available to answer questions. The session will take place in 9 Pinkard Building, 525 N. Wolfe St. For more information, call 410-955-7548.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt -- The Johns Hopkins International Society's annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place Saturday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Decker Garden on the Homewood campus. For more information, call 410-955-3370.

Student Funding Programs -- Two programs for students are available through the Alumni Association. The Community Service Grant Program was established to support valuable volunteer experiences for Hopkins students and to foster positive relationships between the university and its surrounding communities. The program supports students who create their own volunteer community service projects or design thir own ventures within existing volunteer organizations. Past projects have included Teach Baltimore and Hands to the Homeless.

The Student Services Funding Program promotes the student experience at Johns Hopkins by providing funding to student groups or programs and by supporting campus events, activities and programs that benefit and involve students from all university divisions.

Both programs are open to undergraduate and graduate students from all divisions of the university. Applications are available at divisional alumni relations offices, the Homewood Office of Volunteer Services in Levering Hall or at the Steinwald Alumni House, 3211 N. Charles St.

Applications for summer and fall 1999 funding are due April 15. For more information and for applications, call Rebecca Barnes in the Office of Alumni Relations at 410-516-0363.

Summer at Homewood -- University employees and their families can take courses in two summer terms, June 1 through 12 and July 6 through Aug. 6. Undergraduate credit courses are available in 31 disciplines, as well as a pre-college program for high school students and intensive English language classes. Morning, afternoon, mid-afternoon and evening classes are available.

Employees who take Arts and Sciences and Engineering summer courses receive 100 percent tuition remission. Children and spouses receive 50 percent tuition remission. For more information on tuition remission, call 410-516-6800.

To receive a Hopkins summer catalog, call 410-516-4548, email at, visit the Web site at or visit the Office of Summer Programs in person at 102 Macaulay Hall on the Homewood campus.