The Johns Hopkins Gazette: September 23, 2002
Sep 23-30

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

2002 Best Dressed Sale -- The annual sale of gently used clothing and accessories for the entire family will be held Thursday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 29, from noon to 4 p.m. The sale will take place at the Evergreen Carriage House, 4545 N. Charles St. All proceeds of the sale, which is sponsored by the Women's Board of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, will go toward the enhancement of patient care at the hospital. For more information, call 410-955-9341.

SON Fall Open House -- The School of Nursing will host an Open House on Saturday, Oct. 12, for students interested in undergraduate, master's, post-master's, doctoral and certificate nursing programs. The open house begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Anne M. Pinkard Building, at 525 N. Wolfe St. Representatives from faculty, admissions, financial aid, student body, U.S. military, U.S. Peace Corps, the USPHS and ROTC will be available. Refreshments and tours of the SON building will be offered. For more information or to R.S.V.P., call the Office of Admissions and student Services at 410-955-7548 or go to

Fresh Air Festival for Pediatric Asthma -- In response to the increase in cases of pediatric asthma, the JHU Children's Center is sponsoring "Discover Healthy Lungs," a fresh-air festival at Port Discovery, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. October 19 has been declared Asthma Awareness Day in Baltimore by Mayor O'Malley. Respiratory therapists from JHH and Children's Center will educate families and children about asthma management, clean air and healthy lungs. Highlights include interactive games and educational resources from the Enviromental Protection Agency and the American Lung Association.

Intersession in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands -- The third annual Intersession in Ecuador course will be held from Jan. 2 to 14, 2003. All Hopkins undergraduates are invited to apply for this unique opportunity to explore firsthand the highlands, rain forests and Galapagos Islands of Ecuador. Applications and detailed information are available online at The deadline for application and deposit is Oct. 15, by 4 p.m. For information, e-mail Eric Fortune at

Delta Sigma Pi Information Sessions -- The Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity, Chi Chapter, invites graduate and undergraduate students in business, economics and police executive leadership to an information session on the benefits of being a member of Delta Sigma Pi. The information sessions will allow time for questions and answers and provide an opportunity to meet officers of the fraternity. The last session will take place Thursday, Sept. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Downtown Center. For more information, e-mail

Child Booster Seats -- The safest way for children between 40 and 80 pounds to ride in a car is by using a booster seat, also known as a belt-positioning booster seat. During September and October, the Children's Safety Center will have a back-to-school promotion, selling booster seats for $10. To get a booster seat or for more information, contact the Children's Safety Center at 410-614-5587.