Adopt-a-Family -- By participating in the Adopt-a-Family/Agency Program, individuals or departments can help provide gifts, clothing and food to a family or charitable agency in need. This program runs in conjunction with the Baltimore City Department of Social Services and various nonprofit health and human welfare agencies. For more information, contact Eden Blum at 410-516-0345 or visit http://www.jhu.edu/~hr1/fsrp/adopt_fam.html.
Editorial Fellowship Available -- The Johns Hopkins Magazine is now accepting applications for the Corbin Gwaltney '43 Fellowship for the spring 2002 semester. The recipient will work closely with the staff members of the magazine, nationally recognized for its excellence in writing and design, throughout the spring semester. The fellow will gain firsthand instruction and experience in feature writing (covering science, public policy, the arts and humanities, and medicine), copy editing, editorial planning and production, advertising and design. The fellowship, which requires at least 15 hours of work each week, carries with it a $1,500 stipend.
The fellowship is open to both graduate students and undergraduates. Candidates should have demonstrated experience and/ or interest in the field of magazine journalism.
To apply, send a cover letter, resume, three writing samples (published or unpublished) as well as a brief feature story proposal to Johns Hopkins Magazine, Fellows Program, Suite 100, 3003 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218. Deadline for applications is Tuesday, Nov. 20.
Intersession Instructors -- Instructors are needed for the 2002 Intersession minicourse program, Jan. 7 through 25. Applications are available in the Student Life Office in the Mattin Center or by calling 410-516-2224. Deadline for applications is Nov. 5.
New Homewood Graduate Student Endowment -- Help support the creation of a Homewood Graduate Student Endowment to be utilized for improving graduate student facilities and health insurance.
The Graduate Representative Organization has signed up with a number of online merchants featuring music, books, movies, computers and accessories and travel. Each purchase made after clicking through the GRO Web site will earn a commission that will be directed toward the graduate student endowment.
For detailed information, visit http://www.jhu.edu/gro/endowment.
Documents Added to Electronic Books -- Four of Wiley's widely used current protocols, Current Protocols in Human Genetics, Current Protocols in Immunology, Current Protocols in Molecular Biology and Current Protocols in Protein Science have been added to Welch's Electronic Books at http://www.welch.jhu.edu/eresources/ebooks.cfm.