Baltimore Free University sets dates for spring
Registration for spring semester courses offered by
the Baltimore Free University will be held during two
brunches from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, and
Sunday, Jan. 30, at the Village Learning Place, 2521 St.
The registration sessions will provide an opportunity
for enrollees to learn more about the informal
non-degree-granting adult education program and its
offerings and to meet the instructors, many of whom live in
the community or are Johns Hopkins doctoral candidates,
professors, students or alumni.
BFU, co-sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Center for
Social Concern and the Village Learning Place, features a
wide array of personal enrichment, social issues and
practical trade courses for a nominal registration fee of
$10 per course. Classes already on the schedule include
singing for beginners, relaxation through massage, ballroom
dancing, an astronomy workshop, public speaking and a film
series; more will be added before registration. The number
of sessions varies from onetime workshops to courses that
meet weekly for several weeks.
Classes begin in early February and end in mid-April;
actual dates vary by course. Classes will be held on the
Homewood campus and at various other locations, including
the SEIU Union Hall at 611 N. Eutaw St. and Wydeye Cafe at
1704 Aliceanna St. For more information, call 410-516-4777
or go to
Contributions needed for Jan. 27 professional clothing
Got new duds for the holidays? Then now is a great
time to donate your new or gently used professional
clothing, including business-casual, to Paul's Place,
through the JHU Professional Clothing Drive. Paul's Place
is an outreach center in southwest Baltimore whose mission
is to strengthen the community through programs that help
area residents in need help themselves move toward dignity,
self-esteem and self-sufficiency.
The clothing will be picked up on Thursday, Jan. 27,
so contributions may be delivered through Jan. 26 to any of
the 11 coordinators located at Johns Hopkins sites
throughout the city. To find the location nearest you, go
www.jhu.edu/hr1/fsrp/clothing.html or contact Matt
Smith at 410-516-0345 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Men's and women's clothing must be bagged or boxed
separately and labeled to facilitate delivery.
English as a Second Language classes set for employees and
Registration continues until Thursday, Jan. 21, for
English as a Second Language courses, which are designed to
help students, staff and their families whose native
language is not English sharpen their oral and written
communication skills in order to increase their
effectiveness at work, at school or in social settings.
Spring courses, which begin on Jan. 31 and will be
held on evenings and Saturdays, include Strengthening Oral
Communication Skills, Enhancing Fluency for Oral
Proficiency Tests and Reading and Writing English.
Applicants should contact their benefits offices for
information on possible tuition remission. For course
descriptions and registration information, go to
or contact the Krieger School's Language Teaching Center in
511 Krieger Hall, Homewood campus, 410-516-5431 or email@example.com.
Due to an editing error, the URL for the message board
coordinating Johns Hopkins' tsunami relief efforts was
incorrect in last week's Gazette. The correct URL is
In the same issue, Procter & Gamble was misspelled in
a story about an award being given to A.G. Lafley, the
company's chairman, president and CEO, by the Johns Hopkins
American Institute for Contemporary German Studies.
Johns Hopkins offers program for western Maryland
Johns Hopkins, in collaboration with the Maryland
State Department of Education, is offering a graduate
program to prepare teachers of students with visual
impairments in western Maryland. The certificate program is
open to special education teachers currently working in
Garrett, Allegany, Washington, Carroll and Frederick
Offered by SPSBE's
Graduate Division of
Education, the program will give participants the
knowledge and skills necessary to provide accommodations
and appropriate instruction to students with low vision or
blindness. Scholarships equal to 75 percent of tuition will
be available to those who qualify.
Courses will be scheduled in the early evenings and
Saturday and will be held in a central location in western
Maryland. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be
expected to work for two years in a Maryland school. For
more information, contact program coordinator Julianne
Taylor at 410-516-8393 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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