The Johns Hopkins Gazette: March 25, 2002
Mar 25-April 1

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Saturday Financial Education Programs -- The Office of WORKlife Programs and the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP) are sponsoring a series of financial education classes. The classes will be presented by Gail-White Moore, director of training and financial education for the National Community Reinvestment Coalition. All classes will be held on Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon. The first session begins April 13 with "How to Eliminate Debt and Leverage Credit."

Future topics will be "How to Establish and Utilize Relationships with Banks, Credit Unions and Other Financial Institutions" (April 27), and "How to Avoid Being Scammed" (May 11).

To register, use the registration form at under Educational Programs, or phone WORKlife Programs at 443-997-6605. A confirmation notice with location will be sent when you register.

Program to Recruit Special Education Teachers -- SPSBE's Department of Special Education and the Prince George's County Public Schools Department of Special Education will hold two information sessions on federal grant partnership for a master of science in special education degree, offering 80 percent tuition assistance to recruit and train special education teachers. A session is scheduled for Thursday, April 9, at 4:30 p.m., and will take place at the Sasscer Center, room 202C, 14201 School Lane, Upper Marlboro, Md.

To register or request an application packet, contact Margaret King-Sears, 301-294-7040 or; or Deborah Hall Williams, Prince George's County Public Schools, 301-952-6334 or

Alumni Association Student Funding Programs -- Two grants are available through the Alumni Association. The Community Service Grant was established to support valuable volunteer experiences for Hopkins students and to 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 volunteer 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 summer/fall 2002 funding are due April 15. For more information and for applications, call the Alumni Relations Office at 410-516-0363 or e-mail to

Softball League -- Everyone interested in joining the Johns Hopkins Softball League for the 2002 season is invited to an informational captain's/coaches meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, at the Cooley Athletic Center (next to Reed Hall) on the East Baltimore campus. Franchise forms and team registration forms should be filled out at that time. Cost will be $200 per team for the 10-week, double-header league. For more information, call Darryl at 410-955-2513.