The Johns Hopkins Gazette: November 26, 2001
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Alpha Phi Omega Holiday Charity Drive -- The Hopkins community can donate clothes, books, school supplies and toys to the needy. Items will be collected until Friday, Nov. 30, in boxes at Gilman Hall, the SAC Building, Levering and Garland halls, Bloomberg, the Homewood Apartments and Wolman/ McCoy/AMR1 and 2 dorms. The collected donations will go to the Salvation Army, the Village Learning Place and a women's shelter.

Urban Health Council Meetings -- The next Urban Health Council meeting, with the theme "Community-based HIV, AIDS and STD Programs," is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 29, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Tilghman Auditorium in East Baltimore.

Student Funding Programs -- Two grants are available to Johns Hopkins University students through the Alumni Association.

The Community Service Grant was established to support valuable volunteer experiences for Hopkins students and foster positive relationships between the university and the surrounding communities. The grant supports students who create their own community service projects or design their own ventures within existing volunteeer organizations. Many past projects have focused on community outreach and education programs.

The Student Services Grant promotes the student experience at Hopkins by providing funding to student groups or programs and by supporting campus events and activities.

Both grants are open to undergraduate and graduate students from all divisions of the university. Applications are available at divisional alumni relations offices; Steinwald Alumni House, 3211 N. Charles St.; or online at

Applications for spring 2002 funding are due Dec. 15. For more information or applications call the Alumni Relations Office at 410-516-0363 or e-mail to

Support Groups and Workshops -- The Counseling Center is offering several opportunities for discussion and support:

Surviving loss -- This small support group will explore the impact of the illness or death of a close relative, parent, sibling, grandparent or other relative.

Career workshop -- An interactive three-session workshop designed to help identify career options by clarifying interests, strengths, skills and work values.

Graduate women support group -- Intended for graduate women from Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Peabody and the School of Nursing, this group provides an opportunity for graduate women to share perspectives, discuss struggles of grad school, and receive and offer support.

Dissertation support group -- Students interested in meeting with others grappling with the dissertation may join a dissertation support group. The group will meet Tuesdays from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

For information on any of these groups, call the Counseling Center at 410-516-8278.