Johns Hopkins Gazette | November 12, 2007
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University November 12, 2007 | Vol. 37 No. 11



Flu Vaccines

After Nov. 20 and through the month of December, vaccines will be given from 2 to 4 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, in the Office of Occupational Health Services, 3100 Wyman Park Drive, Suite W-601.

For outlying sites' schedules, contact Occupational Health Services at 410-516-0450 or by e-mail to


Help Needy Families

Johns Hopkins employees can brighten up the holidays for needy area families through two holiday efforts sponsored by the Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs: the Vernon Rice Memorial Butterball Turkey and Adopt-a-Family programs.

The Vernon Rice Memorial Butterball Turkey Program, named in honor of the staff member who started the effort in 1993, provides Butterball turkey gift certificates to families in need. FSRP works with St. Anthony's of Padua Church in West Baltimore to identify recipients. To participate, send a check or money order, in $15 increments and made payable to JHU Butterball, to the Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs, 631-N. Wyman Park, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218- 2693. Checks must be received by Nov. 15 to help families with Thanksgiving and by Dec. 14 to assist with the December holidays. For more information, download a flier at

The Adopt-a-Family/Adopt-an-Agency Program provides families and individuals with gifts, clothing and food that they might not otherwise be able to afford. Details on the specific needs of pre-identified families and social service agencies are available for faculty, staff, students or departments that wish to participate. Those interested in helping are asked to complete an online request form available at

For more information, go to

Contact Sondra Ponzi at or 410-516-0338 with any questions about either of the programs.


Technology Fellowship Grants

The Faculty/Student Technology Fellowship mini-grant program is offering awards of $5,000.

The application period extends through Nov. 30. Apply online at For more information, contact Cheryl Wagner at 410-516-7181 or by e-mail to


Elementary School Mentors Needed

Community Service at JHMI is seeking faculty, employees and students to serve as after-school mentors at Collington Square Elementary School on your choice of day and time. The program is in conjunction with the U.S. Dream Academy. For more information, contact Zakia Hospedales at 410-614-2430 or by e-mail to


Free Ballroom Dancing and Lessons

Beginners and advanced dancers on the Homewood campus are welcome for waltz, rumba and tango lessons. Lessons take place from 7:50 to 9:50 p.m. on Fridays, in the ROTC Building. The lessons are free and open to the general public; bringing snacks to share is optional. The instructors are Dave and Anne Greene. For more information, call 410-599-3725.


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