United Way campaign update
We're almost there! To date, our United Way campaign has raised $1,652,139--90 percent of the combined goal of $1,832,500 for all Johns Hopkins entities. Congratulations to the School of Public Health and to Academic and Cultural Centers on the Homewood campus for exceeding 100 percent of their goals.
Men's soccer team wins conference, claims NCAA bid
In front of a home crowd, junior forward Aerik Williams scored the game-winning goal to lift the Johns Hopkins men's soccer team to a 1-0 victory over defending Centennial Conference champion Gettysburg on Nov. 1.
The win, which clinched the 2000 Centennial Conference title for Hopkins, also gives the 19th-ranked Blue Jays the conference's automatic NCAA Division III tournament bid. JHU won conference titles in 1996 and 1998.
125th anniversary book author to speak at JHMI campus
Author Mame Warren will present "From Gilman to Greatness," an illustrated lecture at JHMI's Hurd Hall on Thursday, Nov. 16, from noon to 1 p.m. The talk is in conjunction with her new book, Johns Hopkins: Knowledge for the World, a work celebrating the university's upcoming 125th anniversary.
Warren, a nationally respected oral historian, is the author of eight other books, including three that won awards for the Johns Hopkins University Press. The lecture includes a slide presentation and a book signing. The event is sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Hospital Volunteer Services and Hospital Tour2000. For more information, contact 410-917-7073.
Dust off your white bucks--dance is set for next week
Looking to boogey for a good cause? Hopkins staff, faculty and friends are invited to an Oldies but Goodies Dance, to take place on Friday, Nov. 17, in the Glass Pavilion, Homewood campus. All proceeds from the event, to be held from 5 to 11 p.m., will benefit the 2000 JHU United Way Campaign. The play list includes tunes from the 1950s through the 1990s.
The event also will include refreshments, door prizes, a 50:50 raffle and a plant wheel. Tickets are $12.50 in advance, $15 at the door. For tickets or more information, contact Steven Frantz at 410-516-4031 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WJHU to host live taping of popular NPR news quiz show
Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me, the NPR news quiz show, will tape live from Baltimore on Thursday, Nov. 16. The event will benefit WJHU 88.1-FM, Baltimore's NPR news station.
Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me, aired at 11 a.m. every Saturday on WJHU, is hosted by the award-winning playwright Peter Sagal and features well-known Morning Edition newscaster Carl Kasell.
The evening prior to the event offers an opportunity to meet the hosts at a dinner hosted by WJHU at the Peabody Library. For details, call WJHU at 410-516-9548.
The 1999 Dodge Durango included in the list of United Way prizes reported in the Oct. 30 issue was not part of the JHU 2000 United Way campaign lottery, whose winners were drawn Nov. 2. The vehicle is the grand prize in the United Way of Central Maryland Campaign lottery.
To be eligible to win the SUV, which belonged to the Ravens' Michael McCrary, employees must complete a pledge form and submit it to their campaign administrator. Pledge forms must be received in the Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs no later than 5 p.m on Nov. 8 to be considered.
One name will be drawn and submitted from each of the university, Johns Hopkins Medicine and APL United Way campaigns. Ten finalists will be invited to attend the official giveaway, to be held at noon, Nov. 16, in the Inner Harbor Flag Court.
Evergreen shows work of Russian-born artists
A traveling exhibition, Modernism and Post-Modernism: Russian Art of the Ending Millennium, will open at Evergreen House on Friday, Nov. 10, with a reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The exhibition features 14 internationally known Russian-born contemporary artists. The curator is Alexandre Gertsman, who also curated the 1994 exhibition Four Russian Messages at Evergreen House.
According to Gertsman, the paintings on exhibit reflect the changes and upheavals experienced by the Soviet and post-Soviet Russian society in the 20th century and offer insight into the direction Russian art will take in the 21st century.
The reception will feature a performance at 7 p.m. by Igor Yuzefovich, winner of this year's Marbury Violin Competition at Peabody.
In conjunction with the exhibit, Mark Thistlethwaite, Cardin Chair of Humanities at Loyola College, will present a lecture, "Komar & Melamid: American Dreams and Other Weird and Wonderful Things," at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, in Evergreen's Theatre.