Dec. 15 'Gazette' is last of year; deadlines
Because of the university's midyear vacation, The
Gazette will not be published during the last two weeks of
December. Next Monday's issue will carry calendar listings
for events scheduled from Monday, Dec. 15, through Monday,
Deadline for submissions to the Dec. 15 calendar and
classifieds pages is Tuesday, Dec. 9. The deadline for the
Jan. 5 issue is Tuesday, Dec. 23.
Please note that The Gazette has moved to new offices,
and some contact information has changed. The phone is now
443-287-9900 and the fax 443-287-2899. Calendar listings
can still be submitted to
firstname.lastname@example.org and classifieds to
email@example.com. Both also can be submitted online at
Homewood House Museum to celebrate the holiday
Homewood House Museum will come alive with holiday
spirit during two events — a candlelight tour from 5
to 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 8, and a holiday open house from
noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14.
Built in 1801, the former home of Charles Carroll Jr.
will be decorated for the candlelight tour by the Homeland
Garden Club with garlands of greens and boxwood in the
windows. Rooms will be set for entertaining, and the
reception hall will be filled with the sounds of early
American music performed on harpsichord, Baroque guitar and
English flute by David Hildebrand. Refreshments will be
served in the wine cellar.
On Dec. 14, Homewood House will participate in the
Greater Baltimore History Alliance Holiday Open House, a
tour of Baltimore's top 10 historic sites. The music of
David Hildebrand will again fill the halls, holiday
decorations will enliven the period rooms, and refreshments
will be available in the wine cellar.
Admission to the Candlelight Tour on Dec. 8 is free
for Homewood House members and Johns Hopkins affiliates; $6
for adults; $5 for seniors; $3 for students. Admission to
the Dec. 14 open house is $1. For more information, call
410-516-5589 or go to
Finals bring students free food, drinks, courtesy of Alum
During final exams, the Johns Hopkins Alumni
Association will be offering students free snack and
beverage breaks, courtesy of eight area food purveyors
— H&S Bakery, Krispy Kreme, Panera Bread, PepsiCo,
Sam's Club of Owings Mills and Port Covington, Super Fresh
in Hampden and Wal-Mart.
Homewood's A&S, Engineering and SPSBE students are
invited to MSEL for refreshments from 7 to 9 p.m. on
Wednesday, Dec. 10, and from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday,
Peabody's snack time is 9 to 10 p.m. on Monday, Dec.
15, in the cafeteria; SAIS' is 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday,
Dec. 9, in Kenney Auditorium.
Treats arrive at the School of Public Health from 3 to
5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 15, in the student lounge; at
Nursing, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 9, by the
student lounge; and at the School of Medicine from 1 to 3
p.m. on Monday, Dec. 8, outside Mountcastle Auditorium.
Christmas tree distributors help promote safe
Some local Christmas tree distributors are helping to
promote safe driving this holiday season in a program
sponsored by the Towson Elks Lodge #469 and by the Johns
Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and its Central
Maryland Regional Safe Communities Center, Center for
Injury Research and Policy and Central Maryland Community
Traffic Safety Programs.
Each tree sold by selected dealers comes with an
ornamental tag bearing a message that reads "Have a ball
this holiday Š Just don't get smashed. Drive sober and
always buckle up!"
More than 30,000 tree tags have been distributed to
tree retailers in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel,
Baltimore, Cecil, Harford and Howard counties.
December is designated as National Drunk and Drugged
Driving Prevention Month. According to the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration, alcohol is a factor in
approximately 40 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes
nationwide. Of these fatal crashes, only 23 percent of
occupants chose to use their seatbelts. Using a lap and
shoulder belt can reduce the risk of fatal injuries for
front seat passengers by approximately 45 percent.
Sales of new 'Miracle' neckties will benefit Children's
Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Jos. A.
Bank Clothiers has unveiled its latest line of men's
neckwear designed by pediatric patients at the Johns
Hopkins Children's Center. All proceeds from sales of the
Miracle Collection VIII will benefit the Children's Center.
In the seven years since the collection was introduced,
more than $500,000 has been raised by Jos. A. Bank to
benefit pediatric research at Johns Hopkins.
The silk ties, which are $44.50, are available at all
the retailer's stores and on the Web at
JHH Nursing achieves exclusive 'magnet' designation in
JHH's Department of Nursing has earned the American
Nurses Credentialing Center's highest honor. The magnet
status, which recognizes national excellence in nursing, is
awarded to select hospitals following an intensive review
of documentation, data and clinical practices, followed by
lengthy on-site visits. Fewer than 100 hospitals in the
United States have magnet status, and JHH is the first
hospital in Maryland, Washington, D.C., or Delaware to
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