The Johns Hopkins Gazette: March 12, 2001
Mar 12-19

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Are You the Type to Save a Life? -- Type for Life, the second annual marrow registration drive, will take place March 12-16. This student-organized event provides free, convenient registration with the National Marrow Donor Program. Registration, which takes about 20 minutes, involves completing a short health questionnaire and donating about three tablespoons of blood (drawn by professional Hopkins phlebotomists) for a simple blood test called a "tissue type." The schedule is as follows:

March 12
School of Nursing, Carpenter Room
8 a.m-5 p.m.

March 13
School of Medicine, PCTB 113/114
8 a.m-5 p.m.

JH Bayview, Asthma & Allergy Center Auditorium
8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

March 14
School of Public Health, Anna Baetjer Room
8 a.m-5 p.m.

March 15
JHH, Children's Zoo
8 a.m-5 p.m.

JH Bayview, Pavilion Conference Center
11 a.m.-5 p.m.

March 16
JHH, Children's Zoo
8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Questions welcomed at or visit our website at or call 410-502-7716 to leave a voicemail.

Relay For Life -- The second annual Johns Hopkins Relay for Life will be held Friday, April 27, through Saturday, April 28. The American Cancer Society's nationwide signature event, Relay for Life--an overnight team relay--raises money to fight cancer and raise awareness in the community. During the relay, team members camp out while they enjoy entertainment, food, games and camaraderie. The Relay for Life will take place rain or shine on the upper quad of the Homewood campus beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and ending late Saturday morning.

Those interested in working on the planning committee or forming a team should contact Eden Blum at 410-516-0345, Sharon Young at 410-516-7227, Cindy Haebler at 410-955-9253 or Nicole Partridge at 410-955-1197.

Summer Study at Hopkins -- University employees and their families can take courses in two summer terms, May 29 through June 29; and July 2 through August 3. The Summer Session offers a pre-college program (second term only) and intensive English language classes for those whose first language is not English, in addition to over 100 undergraduate courses in the schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering.

Morning, afternoon and evening classes are available. Participants in the pre-college program may choose the residential or commuter option.

Employees who take summer courses receive 100 percent tuition remission. Children and spouses receive 50 percent tutition remission. For more information on tuition remission, contact the Office of Training and Education at 410-516-6810. To receive a Hopkins summer catalog, call 410-516-4548, e-mail or visit the Web site at

Career Workshop -- "First Step: Discovering Careers That Fit" is the topic of a two-session workshop intended to help identify a student's career options by clarifying interests, strengths, skills and work values.

The next workshop is scheduled for Mon., April 2, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. For more information call the Counseling Center at 410-516-8278.

Internships Available -- The Maryland attorney general's Consumer Protection Division has internship positions available each semester and summers. Participants will learn Maryland's consumer protection laws, be trained to mediate disputes and to provide information through the division's consumer hotline. In addition, interns will receive academic credit.

The Consumer Protection Division's Baltimore office is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is easily accessible by all public transportation. Internships are also available in the Salisbury and Hagerstown offices.

For more information, call 410-576-6519.

Rugby Tournament Players Needed -- Players are needed to join Johns Hopkins MBA, SAIS, Engineering and other graduate students for the International Business School Rugby Tournament at Duke University, scheduled for March 30 through April 1.

Each spring 25 teams from top business schools, representing five countries, compete for the Dean Thomas F. Keller Trophy. There will also be a golf outing, networking events with other MBA students from around the world and the opportunity to meet with representatives from Credit Suisse, First Boston Bank and other tournament sponsors. All graduate students/alums are allowed to play regardless of degree or major. There is a women's bracket.

Individuals interested in playing, regardless of their rugby skills, or who want to travel to Duke to support the team, should contact the JHU MBA Rugby Team at or visit the Web site at

Hazard Communication Training -- The Office of Health, Safety and Environment offers training programs to educate Hopkins personnel about maintaining safe work environments. Two programs are offered on a routine basis on the Homewood campus.

Hazard communication training helps employees find information associated with any material in their workplace. The training is required by federal and state law for all employees on a onetime basis. Employees hired in 1998, 1999 and 2000 received the training if they attended new employee orientation. All other employees should attend one of the hazard communication training sessions.

JHU employees who handle or are exposed to materials containing blood or body fluids as part of their normally assigned duties must attend a bloodborne pathogen training session once a year. This training is also mandated by federal and state law and Johns Hopkins University policy. Both training sessions are offered on the second Wednesday of each month in the Arellano Theater in Levering Union. Hazard communication training is at 3 p.m., bloodborne pathogen training at 3:30.

The next scheduled date for both training programs is Wed., March 14.

For details, call the Office of Health, Safety and Environment at 410-516-8798.

Student Funding Programs -- Two programs are available through the Alumni Association. The Community Service Grant Program was established to support valuable volunteer experiences for Hopkins students and to foster positive relationships between the university and its surrounding communities. The program supports students who create their own community service projects or design their own ventures within existing volunteer organizations. Past projects have included Teach Baltimore and Hands to the Homeless.

The Student Services Grant Program promotes the student experience at Hopkins by providing funding to student groups or programs and by supporting campus events, activities and programs that benefit and involve students from all university divisions.

Both programs 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 summer and fall funding are due April 15. For more information and for applications, call Dave Sowers in the Office of Alumni Relations at 410-516-6730.