Do You Have a Great Book Collection?
The Friends of the JHU Libraries is sponsoring a student
book-collection contest, designed to recognize both a love of
books and the shaping of a thoughtful and focused
collection. All undergraduate and graduate students enrolled
in a degree program at Johns Hopkins are eligible to enter.
Cash prizes will be awarded. The entry deadline is Feb.
15. For more information, or for more details on the
contest, contact Blair Anton at 410-502-7571, by e-mail at
firstname.lastname@example.org or go to
Registration has begun for the Intersession 2008 personal
enrichment courses. Register in the Student Development and
Programming Office in Levering Union through Dec. 14. For
specific information, go to www.jhu.edu/intersession or call
New Twist on Holiday Giving
Employees can use seasonal parties and gift exchanges as a
way to help local families in need through the
Adopt-a-Family Program, sponsored by the Office of Faculty,
Staff and Retiree Programs.
Gifts collected go to help at-risk youth, foster children and
families in crisis. Faculty, staff members or departments
"adopt" a person, family or agency and purchase gifts from a
wish list written by the recipients.
For more information about the program or to submit an
adoption request, go to
www.jhu.edu/hr1/fsrp/adopt_fam.html or contact Sondra
email@example.com or 410-516-0338. Gifts and donations are
due by Friday, Dec. 14.
Book Donations Needed
The Harriet Lane Clinic is in need of academic books
appropriate to school- age children, grades 1 through 5, for
its new Mentorship Program starting in January. To donate
books, contact Lynette Forrest at 410-614-3865.
Holiday Turkey Program Deadline
The deadline is Friday, Dec. 14, for supporting the Vernon
Rice Memorial Butterball Turkey Program. For information on
how to purchase one or more $15 Butterball turkey gift
certificates for local families in need, go to
www.jhu.edu/~hr1/fsrp/butterball.html or contact Sondra
firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-516-0338.
Junior Achievement Biztown Event
The Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs has
partnered with Junior Achievement to help Furman Templeton
Elementary School students in West Baltimore. Johns Hopkins
volunteers are needed for JA BizTown, an event designed to
help fifth- grade students become "grown-ups" for a day by
learning to hold a job, manage finances and develop an
understanding of how to be a functioning adult in the
The program will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. on
Thursday, Jan. 10. Participants must attend one training
session, from 6 to 8 p.m. on either Wednesday, Dec. 12, or
Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Junior Achievement office in
For more information, contact Sondra Ponzi at 410-516-0338 or
log on to
www.jhu.edu/fsrp for links to this and other FSRP
community service programs.
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