Student Book Collecting Contest Deadline -- The deadline for entries in the fourth biannual Student Book Collecting Contest has been changed from Jan. 17 to Jan. 31. Any student enrolled in a degree program at Hopkins is eligible to enter the contest, which is sponsored by the Friends of the Johns Hopkins University Libraries.
To enter, a student must submit a bibliography of his or her book collection (25 to 50 books) and a statement of how and why the collection was assembled. Prizes will be given in undergraduate and graduate divisions.
For details and guidelines for the contest, go to Milton's Web at http://milton.mse. jhu.edu:8001, call Robin Rooks at 410-516-8327 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Milton S. Eisenhower Library for an entry form.
Hospice Volunteer Opportunities -- Johns Hopkins Home Hospice is a nonprofit home hospice program serving patients in Maryland. The hospice provides support to patients and families during end stages of a terminal illness.
The hospice is currently seeking volunteers to work in a variety of capacities, including direct patient service, bereavement care and administrative/office support. Volunteer training is provided. The next volunteer training and orientation program will begin in late January through February.
For more information, contact Jean McHale at 410-288-4692.
Grant/Endorsement Applications -- The Maryland Commission for Celebration 2000 is sponsoring endorsement and a seed/ enrichment grant program to help colleges and universities develop activities related to the mission of reviewing the past, summarizing the present and envisioning the future. Students may apply for endorsement or small grants up to $500 for any activities related to credit-bearing courses, lectures, symposia, performances and other events. Applications for the Millennial Seminar Program are due by Feb. 29.
For more information, contact Steven David, associate dean for academic affairs, at 410-516-6056; Michael Field, liaison to the Maryland 2000 commission, at 410-516-8997; or Laraine Glidden at email@example.com.
Summer Research Fellowship Program -- The 2000 Howard Hughes Summer Research Fellowship Program at Johns Hopkins University will award approximately 30 undergraduates in the schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering with $3,000 stipends.
Fellows will conduct laboratory research for nine weeks during the summer with a Hopkins faculty member. There will also be opportunities to participate in seminars and social activities.
Each student should submit a completed application and supporting materials (letter of support from lab sponsor, letter of recommendation from a faculty member, transcript, statement of purpose and proposal) by 5 p.m., Feb. 14.
Applications and information are available in 224 Mergenthaler and at http://www.jhu.edu/~as1/HowardHughes.htm.
"Apples for the Students" Adopt-a-School Program -- Johns Hopkins University will participate in the 1999-2000 Adopt-a-School Program by supporting the Barclay Elementary School located near the Homewood campus.
Interested individuals can deposit white and red Giant receipts in the collection box located at Printing Services in Garland Hall basement, or mail them by campus mail to Eden Blum, 3rd floor, Evergreen House. Register tapes will be collected and forwarded to the Barclay School, which will redeem them for Apple and IBM computers, software, science and math equipment, books, sports equipment and more.
This year our goal is to collect receipts totaling $45,000. Receipts must be received no later than Feb. 19.
Interactive Workshop -- "The First Step: Discovering Careers That Fit" is a three-session workshop designed to help identify career options by clarifying interests, strengths, skills and work values for the participants. The workshop will be offered twice during intersession; the first session continues through Wednesday, Jan. 12, 10 a.m. to noon. The second session begins Tuesday, Jan. 11, from 3 to 5 p.m., and continues through Tuesday, Jan. 18.
Participants must get a brief orientation to the group in advance by visiting the Counseling Center in the west wing of Merryman Hall to get a description of the workshop from a counselor. Participants must also complete the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, available at the Counseling Center.
For more information, call Barbara Bear, Sara Maggitti or Marc Weinstein at 410-516-8278.
Health Services -- Occupational Health Services is offering health and well-being classes for Hopkins faculty and staff.
Yoga will be offered Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, beginning Jan. 10. The cost for the class is $25 and $45.
Muscle condition and toning will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:15 to 1 p.m., beginning Jan. 11. The cost for the class is $20 and $40.
Seated therapeutic massages, given by a certified massage therapist, will be offered on both the Homewood and East Baltimore campuses for a reasonable fee.
For more information, call Occupational Health Services at 410-516-0450.