The Johns Hopkins Gazette: September 20, 1999
Sep. 20-27

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Student Funding Available -- Two programs are available through the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association. The Community Service Grant Program supports valuable volunteer experiences for students and fosters good relationships between the university and its surrounding communities. The program supports students who design their own service projects or create ventures within existing volunteer organizations. Projects receiving academic credit are not eligible.

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

Applications are available at divisional alumni offices, the Office of Volunteer Services in Levering Hall, the Office of Alumni Relations at 3211 N. Charles Street or online at Applications for spring 2000 grants are due Dec. 1. For more information, call Rebecca Barnes at 410-516-0363.

Research Opportunities -- Undergraduates who are looking for an opportunity to gain lab experience, or who want to do research while earning credit or pay, should visit the "Undergraduate Research Opportunities" link on the Arts and Sciences Web page:

The Web page is updated often, and it pays to check the postings regularly. For additional information, send e-mail to

Support Group for Graduate Women -- A small group of graduate women will meet on Friday afternoons to unwind, share accomplishments and frustrations, offer support and encouragement, and build friendship across disciplines.

Graduate women who sometimes feel isolated and would like to know graduate women in other departments, and who would welcome some encouragement while in graduate school, should consider joining.

For more information, call Barbara Bear or Elizabeth Beil at 410-516-8278.

Prostate Cancer Awareness Week -- Free screening for men 50 to 75 years old (who are not being followed by a urologist) is being offered on Wednesday, Sept. 22, and Thursday, Sept. 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Urology Clinic, 4th floor, Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center, 601 N. Caroline Street, between Orleans and Monument streets.

Men with a family history of prostate cancer, or those who are African American or Hispanic, will be screened beginning at age 35 because of their higher risk. The screening includes a brief history, rectal exam (which takes less than a minute) and a PSA blood test. For more information or to make an appointment, call Irene Trueheart at 410-955-3293.

The Y2K Problem -- A lecture exploring the origins of the Y2K problem and its probable impact is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in 3 Shaffer on the Homewood campus.

The lecture will be given by Day Radebaugh of the Federal Reserve's board of governors, and is sponsored by the School of Professional Studies in Business and Education. For information, call 410-516-4842.

Hospice Volunteer Opportunities -- Johns Hopkins Home Hospice is looking for volunteers for a nonprofit home hospice program providing care to patients and families during the end stages of a terminal illness.

Volunteers are needed for direct patient service, bereavement care services and administrative support. The next training and orientation session will begin in October. For information, call the volunteer coordinator, Jean McHale, at 410-288-4692.

Fitness and Recreation -- The Denton Cooley Recreation Center is offering pre- or postnatal exercise classes, yoga classes and group exercise classes to Hopkins students, faculty and staff. For more information, call the Cooley Recreation and Fitness Center at 410-955-2513.