Homewood's Lighting of the Quads set for Wednesday night
In what has become a popular university tradition,
hundreds of students are expected to gather
on the Homewood campus this week for the fourth annual
Lighting of the Quads.
The event, scheduled for 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, on
the Keyser Quadrangle, will feature
cookies, doughnuts, hot chocolate and cider, as well as
musical performances by the JHU Pep Band and
three a cappella groups — the All-Nighters, Octopodes
and Vocal Cords.
Participants will gather on the steps of the MSE
Library facing Gilman Hall and, as in past years,
Wendy Brody, wife of President William R. Brody, will flip
the ceremonial switch authorizing Facilities
Management to illuminate lampposts around the campus that
have been wrapped in white lights.
The event, which started in 2005 as a small affair,
has grown into one that has attracted more
than 400 students. Planners said they expect as many as 500
to turn out this year.
The rain date is Dec. 4.
Web guide presents Obama's take on country's
As Obama-watchers count down to inauguration day,
Johns Hopkins' Master of Arts in
Government Program and SAIS Center on Politics and Foreign
Relations have teamed up to produce a
Web guide outlining the president-elect's take on the
country's challenges. Called "America's 44th
President On the Issues," the Web site can be found at:
In addition to summarizing Obama's positions on key
foreign policy and domestic issues, the site
includes a rundown on his key staffers and family and
offers advice from business leaders and others,
which has been compiled by graduate students in the
APL named Howard County's top technology
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics
Laboratory has earned the Howard Technology
Council's first Technology Company of the Year Award.
APL Director Richard Roca accepted the award from
Larry Collins, executive director of the
council, during a ceremony held last month on the
Laboratory's campus. APL was among eight
individuals and companies honored by the council for their
innovative approaches and contributions to
the economy and the community.
"APL is the premier technology generator in Howard
County," said Richard Story, chief
executive officer of the Howard County Economic Development
Authority, during the award
presentation. "It is a unique national treasure and
intellectual powerhouse, and our community is
greatly enhanced by its presence."
APL is Howard County's largest private employer, with
more than 4,300 scientists, engineers and
related staff addressing some of the nation's toughest
national security, space science and homeland
protection challenges. The Lab also promotes science and
technology education through internships
and school partnerships, as well as graduate-level
engineering programs offered through Johns
The Howard Technology Council, a component of the
Howard County Economic Development
Authority, encourages business growth and develops
educational programs for the county's technology
Johns Hopkins launches video streaming of athletic
Department of Athletics, in cooperation with CBS
College Sports Online, has begun
streaming selected home athletic events. On this week's
schedule are two basketball games vs. Franklin & Marshall;
the women play on Tuesday, Dec. 2, and the men on
Wednesday, Dec. 3. Events for after Jan. 1 will be added
The service, which began Nov. 15, is on a pay-per-view
basis with a fee of $6.95 for a single
game or $69.95 for all events in a given academic year. For
the 2008-2009 year, football, men's and
women's basketball and selected women's lacrosse games are
Tom Calder, director of Athletics, said that the
service will allow the families of student-
athletes from around the country, potential recruits,
alumni and fans to watch Johns Hopkins games
from anywhere in the world. Providing the service, he said,
had been an objective of the department
for quite some time.
Peabody Library open, concert planned for monument
The George Peabody Library will be open until 8 p.m.
on Thursday, Dec. 4, for the 37th annual
lighting of the Washington Monument in Mount Vernon.
Located in the center of the cultural district, the
library dates from the founding of the
Peabody Institute in 1857 and is now one of the JHU
Sheridan Libraries. Bound to Please, an
exhibition of more than 60 beautifully bound and tooled
books from the late 17th to the mid-20th
century, is on display in the Peabody Gallery, and will run
through Feb. 3.
In addition, the Peabody Brass Ensemble will perform
"Sounds of the Season" at 7:30 p.m. that
evening in Griswold Hall.
United Way raffle: Last chance to win services of a
There's a personal twist to one of this year's
fund-raising efforts for the United Way of
Central Maryland campaign: You can buy raffle tickets
to vie for the services of a specialist to help
you. The prize list includes residential landscape and
interior design consultations; DJ, carpentry and
maid services; a music lesson; a room makeover; and a
birthday cake decorated by Charm City Cakes.
All services have been donated, so 100 percent of funds
raised go directly to the campaign.
Tickets are $2 each, three for $5 or 12 for $20 and
are on sale through Wednesday, Dec. 5, in
the Office of Student Employment Services, 72 Garland Hall
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