Blue Jays lax tix available for faculty, staff beginning
Tickets for the Blue Jays' 2005 lacrosse season will
be available beginning March 1. To receive two
complimentary season passes, faculty and staff members
should bring a valid university ID to the main office in
the Athletic Center between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday
In addition to the tickets, all faculty and staff will
receive a "goodies bag" with items donated by Hopkins
Athletics corporate partners, including the Johns Hopkins
Bookstore, TIAA-CREF and Subway.
Getting down to business: Mosh Pit Competition kicks
Johns Hopkins will look to continue its winning
tradition this spring at the fourth annual Mosh Pit
Business Plan Competition, hosted by the Greater Baltimore
Technology Council. A Johns Hopkins team has won the
competition each of the first three years, and in 2004
nearly half the 34 teams were from the university.
Mosh Pit, named after the body-slamming concert
pastime, was created by the GBTC to enable students from
area colleges and universities to experience every aspect
of entrepreneurship, from recruiting employees and advisers
to pitching potential investors. Participants learn how to
form a qualified team for their start-up company and write
its business plan, which must include a technological
element. This year the competition will award a $15,000
prize for first place, $10,000 for second and $5,000 for
More than 100 students participated in the 2004 Mosh
Pit competition, which is open to any Maryland college
student, undergraduate or graduate.
About 200 students are expected to attend this week's
2005 kick-off reception, which will be held at the Emerging
Technology Center in Canton. The "Pit" itself will be held
March 28, when team captains present their business
concepts, recruit team members and negotiate company
equity. Finalists will be announced April 15. The final
judging, at which the remaining teams will present their
plans to a panel of regional venture capitalists, will be
held April 22.
Evergreen House offering training for weekend
Evergreen House, the 48-room former home of the
Garrett family that now belongs to Johns Hopkins, is
seeking volunteers to be trained as weekend museum
Owned by the Garretts from 1878 until 1942, Evergreen
is filled with more than 50,000 of the family's belongings.
The historic house--a superb example of architecture of the
Gilded Age--also conducts exhibitions, special events,
artists' residencies, lectures and performances, all of
which are open to the public.
Docent training classes will be held each Saturday in
March from 10 a.m. to noon beginning March 5. Volunteers
who successfully complete the training will be expected to
commit to a minimum of one three-hour weekend shift per
Training includes lectures and readings on the history
of Evergreen, the Garrett family and the home's extensive
collections, which include rare books, post-Impressionist
paintings, Chinese porcelain, Japanese lacquer and Tiffany
glass. New guides also will learn about museum practices
and will be taught techniques for presenting Evergreen
House in ways that satisfy visitor expectations.
Volunteers are offered opportunities for additional
training and are invited to attend social events, openings,
lectures and tours of other historic sites.
To reserve a space in the upcoming training session or
for additional information, contact Nancy Powers at
410-516-0341 or go to
Marrow registration drive set for March 7-11 in E.
Type for Life, the sixth annual marrow registration
drive, will take place March 7 to 11 on the East Baltimore
campus. This event, organized by students of the schools of
Medicine, Nursing and Public Health, provides free
convenient registration with the National Marrow Donor
Program. Registration, which takes around 15 minutes,
involves a short health questionnaire and a simple finger
stick to obtain a drop of blood. The sample, drawn by Johns
Hopkins phlebotomists, is then used for a simple blood test
called a "tissue type."
Volunteers' participation in the registration drive
will provide patients nationwide with a better chance of
finding a bone marrow or stem cell donor.
To find out if you're the type to save a life, visit
one of the following locations between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.:
March 7, JHH, Broadway Corridor; March 8, School of Public
Health, Anna Baetjer Room; March 9, School of Nursing,
Carpenter Room; March 10, School of Medicine, 113 PCTB;
March 11, JHH, Broadway Corridor.
For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call
410-507-4383 or go to
Those typed previously may update contact information by
visiting the NMDP Web site at www.marrow.org.
Registration requires your driver's license and the address
and phone number of two contacts not living with you.
'Gazette' will not be published March 14, spring vacation
The Gazette will not be published on Monday, March 14,
the week of spring vacation. Events taking place between
March 14 and March 21 will be included in the issue dated
The deadline for calendar and classifieds submissions
for the March 7 issue is noon on Tuesday, March 1. Items
for the March 21 issue should be submitted by noon on
Monday, March 14.
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