The Johns Hopkins Gazette: April 19, 1999
Apr. 26-May 3

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Women's Network Spring Luncheon -- The Johns Hopkins Women's Network, an organization established to improve the status of women in all divisions of the university, will hold a spring luncheon on Fri., May 7, at noon. Participants can expect new insights, networking opportunities, friendship, good humor and fun. Jo-Ellen Gray, from Continuing Studies, will speak on career development and leadership.

Cost for the luncheon is $10. It will take place in the Glass Pavilion on the Homewood campus. Shuttle service will be provided from other campuses.

For more information, visit either of these Web sites: or Interested individuals can also subscribe to the Women's Forum Emailing List by visiting

Fight Arthritis -- The Arthritis Foundation, Maryland chapter, is hosting a joint walk on Sat., May 22, at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville. Walk as an individual, or join the walk by becoming a team captain and forming a team.

For more information, call Loretta Hoepfner at 410-955-4027 or call the Arthritis Foundation directly at 410-602-0160, ext. 228.

Alumni Association Awards -- Nominations are being sought for three Johns Hopkins Alumni Association Awards: the Woodrow Wilson Award for Distinguished Government Service, the Heritage Award for outstanding service/ contribution to the university and/or the Alumni Association and the Distinguished Alumnus Award for exemplary personal, professional or humanitarian achievements.

Individuals are encouraged to submit the names of deserving Hopkins alumni. For a nomination form, and more information, call the Office of Alumni Relations at 410-516-0363. The deadline for nominations is July 1.

Women's Health Survey -- The Comprehensive Women's Health Center Initiative is conducting a survey of the East Baltimore faculty, staff and students of the university and the hospital/health system.

The survey is to be completed by women only; men are asked to give the survey to a significant female friend or family member to complete. The survey asks about services that would be important at a Hopkins women's health center and should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. The questionnaire is currently being distributed to students; staff and faculty can expect to receive it during the first week of May. For more information, call Lori Paine at 410-955-4164.

Competitive Tennis -- The Johns Hopkins competitive tennis team is looking for interested, highly competitive men and women for the summer Tuesday night league.

Individuals who have played in college, played competitively or been rated as a 4.0 player should call Harold Shinitzky at 410-955-2910.

Parents in a Pinch -- JHU employees can get assistance with care for their children and elderly parents at special subsidized rates as an employee benefit, administered by WORKlife Programs.

Both full- and part-time employees can call for help when they need to work on a Monday holiday but have no child care coverage; need to work extended hours or on a weekend; a child is too sick for day care but can play quietly at home; an elder dependent is ill or confused and the employee must work; an elder parent is released from the hospital and needs a caregiver to keep a watchful eye; an elder dependent's regular caregiver cannot work.

Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Care providers are available days, evenings, weekends and overnights. Parents in a Pinch screens applicants, checks references and criminal records and requires completion of a health and safety program. For up to 30 hours of care, JHU employees pay $8 per hour directly to the child care or elder care provider.

JHU has an additional subsidy program available for employees whose net family income is less than $40,000. If an employee needs more than 30 hours of care, there will be a charge of $25 per day added to the hourly charge for this service. Most care will be arranged within four to 24 hours of the request. Giving as much notice as possible would be appreciated.

All employees who would like to use this backup care benefit must preregister with WORKlife Programs to confirm eligibility.

For more information about Parents in a Pinch, call 800-688-4697.