The Johns Hopkins Gazette: September 18, 2000
Sep 18-25

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Hospice Volunteer Opportunities -- Johns Hopkins Home Hospice is seeking volunteers to work in a variety of capacities. Volunteers are needed for direct patient services, bereavement care and administrative/office support. Training is provided.

The next training and orientation program will begin in October. For more information, call Jean McHale, volunteer coordinator, at 410-288-4692.

Support Groups -- The Counseling and Student Development Center will offer a support group for students who have experienced the death or terminal illness of a close relative or friend.

The center is also offering a support group for graduate women from Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Peabody and the School of Nursing. The group will meet on Friday afternoons.

For more information on either of these groups, contact Sara Maggitti, Anita Sharma or Rosa Kim at 410-516-8278.

Seeking University Employees Involved with United Way -- Are you currently volunteering or receiving services at a United Way agency, or know someone at Hopkins who is? If so, would you be willing to share some of this information with your colleagues so that many can better understand the importance of the United Way in our Central Maryland community?

Local agencies such as Meals on Wheels, The Family Tree and Big Brothers, Big Sisters are just three of the praiseworthy examples of your campaign contributions at work. To participate, contact Judy Peregoff at 410-516-6060 or

Weight Watchers at Work -- Occupational Health Services is offering a "Weight Watchers at Work" class for Hopkins faculty and staff, Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. on the Homewood campus. The class will begin Sept. 27. An informational meeting will be held Wed., Sept. 20. Cost for the 10-week session is $80.

For more information, call Occupational Health Services at 410-516-0450.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities -- Undergraduate students looking for an opportunity to gain lab experience or to do research while earning credit or getting paid, should visit "Undergraduate Research Opportunities" on the School of Arts and Sciences Web page:

The Web page is updated often; check the postings regularly. For more information, contact

Career Workshop -- "The First Step: Discovering Careers That Fit" is the title of a three-session interactive workshop designed to help identify career options by clarifying interests, strengths, skills and work values.

The workshops will take place on Thursday, Oct. 5, 12 and 19, and on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 8 and 15.

For more information, call Alicia Clarke, Bill Bercaw or Rosa Kim at the Counseling Center, 410-516-8278.

Training Classes for Museum Guides -- Homewood House Museum is offering a five-week training course for anyone interested in becoming a Homewood museum guide. Training sessions will cover the history of Homewood House and the Carroll family, the history of Baltimore in the early 19th century and the furnishings and decorative arts popular in the 1800s. Learning diverse ways of presenting history will be part of the course.

In addition to giving tours, Homewood's volunteer guides have the opportunity to join study trips to other historic homes and participate in special events at the museum.

Training sessions run from Oct. 5 through Nov. 2 on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Interested individuals may call 410-516-5589 for more information.

Certificate in Nonprofit Studies -- The Institute for Policy Studies will hold information sessions on the Homewood campus at 4 p.m. on Oct. 11 and 8:15 a.m. on Oct. 12 for prospective students to learn about its newly launched Certificate in Nonprofit Studies Program.

This innovative part-time program is designed to equip nonprofit staff and volunteers with the practical skills and current perspectives they need to operate successfully in the nonprofit sector. The next classes begin in January 2001.

For more information of to make a reservation, call 410-516-5389 or e-mail