The Johns Hopkins Gazette: October 11, 1999
Oct. 11-18

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Call for Volunteers -- Over 100 volunteers will join in a one-day community service project for "Make a Difference Day," Saturday, Oct. 23.

The project will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Catholic Charities/Stella Maris complex at 2300 Dulaney Valley Road. Individuals will have the opportunity to volunteer at one of three sites that include Villa Maria School, the Gallagher Center and St. Vincent's Center.

Tasks will include the painting of outdoor walls, doors and murals (if artists are available); weeding, mulching and planting flowers to improve nature trails and surrounding grounds; and building picnic tables and benches. The event will take place rain or shine. Registration will be held at a central site on the Stella Maris campus. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Flu Vaccines -- Flu vaccines will be offered free of charge to faculty and staff of the Homewood campus during the week of Oct. 25 in the Great Hall. For more information, call Occupational Health Services at 410-516-0450. The schedule is as follows:

Monday, Oct. 25, 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 7 to 10 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 28, 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 29, 9 a.m. to noon

Flu vaccines will also be offered at the East Baltimore campus. Call 410-955-6211 for times and location.

Occupational Health Services is also offering, in conjunction with Benefits Administration, seated massages. Faculty and staff will receive a 15-minute seated massage from a certified massage therapist for a reasonable fee. For information or to schedule an appointment, call 410-516-0450.

Carpooling -- Carpool parking provides JHMI employees and students with a more affordable and convenient way to park at campus facilities. The carpooling program also reduces demand on campus parking and helps lower car exhaust emissions.

To find out about the benefits of carpooling, stop by or contact the Parking Office, Suite 104, 550 Building, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., or call 410-955-5333.

WORKlife Parenting Program -- Percilla Lynch will host a four-part workshop on parenting young children and teens on Tuesday, Oct. 12, and continuing on Nov. 2 and 9. All workshops will run from noon to 1 p.m. and will be held in Conference Room C in Garland Hall.

In order to assure proper seating and handouts, the Office of WORKlife Programs asks that participants register in advance by completing and faxing the registration form located at its Web site: html

Those without Internet access can request a registration form at 410-516-6605.

Career Option Workshop -- The Counseling and Student Development Center will host an interactive workshop for students interested in exploring various career options. The workshop assists students by helping them clarify their interests, strengths, skills and work values. The group will meet on two consecutive Thursdays, Oct. 14 and 21, from 3 to 5 p.m.

For more information, contact Barbara Bear or Beth Beil at the Counseling Center, 410-516-8278.

Minority Medical Students -- The Student National Medical Association Region VI Conference, "Medicine and Politics: Educating and Empowering Our People in the New Millennium," is scheduled to take place from Friday, Nov. 5, to Sunday, Nov. 7, on the Johns Hopkins East Baltimore campus.

The SNMA is the nation's oldest and largest independent medical student organization focused on the needs and concerns of minority medical students. This year's conference provides an opportunity for medical students in the region to come together for education, enrichment and advocacy. For more information, call Levi Funches, SNMA Region VI Conference Publicity Committee, 410-889-8114 or send e-mail to