The Johns Hopkins Gazette: September 30, 2002
Sep 30-
Oct 6

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Toner Cartridge Recycling Program for United Way -- Offices on the Homewood and East Baltimore campuses can now recycle laser or laserjet, deskjet, fax and certain copier cartridges through the Trash to Beams recycling program.

On the East Baltimore campus, cartridges should be boxed and sent through interdepartmental mail to the new recycling coordinator, Latrenya Hines in Custodial Services, B031 Bloomberg School of Public Health. Homewood campus offices should contact Patrick Moran, Homewood's recycling coordinator, at 6-5592 or or to arrange for a pick-up. Cartridges should not be sent through Homewood campus mail. Drum-type cartridges from copiers are not accepted in either location.

For every recycled cartridge, Galam Computer Supplies makes a donation to the JHU United Way of Central Maryland campaign.

Business Clothing Drive -- Donate gently used professional clothing to men and women entering the job market through YWCA's Job Training and Professional Development Programs. Donations of business and business-casual clothing and shoes will be collected on Friday, Oct. 4.

Clothing should be clean and in good condition, and should be dropped off at one of the following locations by Oct. 3: Homewood: D. Lynn O'Neil, Student Employment Services, 72 Garland, 410-516-5411; Wyman Park: Maria Mace, Development and Alumni Relations, S-600 Wyman, 410-516-7711; Eastern: Carolyn Palmer, Center for Training and Education, Suite C130, 443-997-6811 or Hank Potter, Information Technology Services, Suite B001, 443-997-8108; Medicine: Barbara Swift, Student and House Staff Services, 8 Reed Hall, 410-955-6378; Public Health: Joy Mays, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, E5009 BSPH, 410-614-4042. The Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs organizes business clothing drives quarterly.

For general information, contact the program's coordinator, Matt Smith, at or 410-516-0345.

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 opportunity to explore 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

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.

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.

Flu Vaccines -- Flu vaccines will be offered free of charge to faculty and staff of the Homewood campus during the week of Oct. 29 in the Sherwood Room at Levering. The schedule is as follows: Tuesday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 30, 7 to 10 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m.; and Thursday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. For more information, call Occupational Health Services at 410-516-0450.

After Oct. 31, vaccines will be administered through the month of November in the office of Occupational Health Services, W-601 Wyman Park on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Fridays. Flu vaccines will also be offered at the East Baltimore campus. For times and location, call 410-955-6211.

Smoking Cessation Class -- Johns Hopkins faculty and staff can join a six-week smoking cessation program led by Diane Morales. The program will be held on Tuesday afternoons in Conference Room A in Levering Hall on the Homewood campus. The schedule is as follows: Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, 12, 19 and 26, from noon to 1 p.m.

For information or to register, call Occupational Health Services at 410-516-0450.