The Johns Hopkins Gazette: August 28, 2000
Aug 28-Sep 4

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Seeking University Employees Involved with United Way -- Are you currently volunteering or receiving services at a United Way agency, or know someone at Hopkins who is? If so, would you be willing to share some of this information with your colleagues so that many can better understand the importance of the United Way in our Central Maryland community?

Local agencies such as Meals on Wheels, The Family Tree and Big Brothers, Big Sisters are just three of the praiseworthy examples of your campaign contributions at work. To participate, contact Judy Peregoff at 410-516-6060 or

Runners Wanted -- This year's Maryland Race for the Cure is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Inner Harbor's Rash Field, and organizers of the Johns Hopkins team are hoping once again to have the largest number of participants. Monies raised from the race, which is sponsored by the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, provide free mammogram screening for underserved women, patient education, clinical research and survivorship programs for women in Maryland.

To join the Hopkins team, contact Lillie Shockney at 410-614-2853 by Sept. 10.

Hopkins Night at Camden Yards -- Join friends and colleagues for an evening of fun at the ballpark as the Orioles take on the Seattle Mariners, Sept. 15, 16 and 17. A limited number of tickets are available.

To reserve tickets, call Eden Blum at 410-516-6060.

Fall Fitness Classes -- The Department of Occupational Health Services, in conjunction with the Office of Benefits Administration, is offering the following fall classes for JHU faculty and staff.

Yoga will be offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday evenings beginning Sept. 12. The cost is $25 and $45. Muscle conditioning and toning will be offered on the Homewood campus on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 12:15 to 1 p.m. beginning Sept. 19. The cost is $20 and $40. Seated massages will be offered on both the Homewood and East Baltimore campuses. A 15-minute seated massage will be given by a certified massage therapist for a reasonable fee.

For more information, call Occupational Health Services at 410-516-0450.

Hazard Communication Training -- The Office of Health, Safety and Environment offers training programs to educate Hopkins personnel about maintaining safe work environments. Two programs are offered on a routine basis on the Homewood campus.

Hazard communication training helps employees find information associated with any material in their workplace. The training is required by federal and state law for all employees on a onetime basis. Employees hired in 1998, 1999 and 2000 received the training if they attended new employee orientation. All other employees should attend one of the hazard communication training sessions, scheduled to take place on the second Wednesday of each month at 3 p.m. in the Arellano Theater in Levering Union.

JHU employees who handle or are exposed to materials containing blood or body fluids as part of their normally assigned duties must attend a bloodborne pathogen training session once a year. This training is also mandated by federal and state law and Johns Hopkins University policy. The training is offered on the second Wednesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. in Arellano Theater in Levering Union.

The following are scheduled dates for the hazard communication and bloodborne pathogen safety training programs: Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Dec. 13, and in 2001, Jan. 10, Feb. 14, March 14, April 11 and May 9.

For more information, call the Office of Health, Safety and Environment at 410-516-8798.

Registration for Part-Time Programs at the Whiting School -- In-person registration for the Whiting School's part-time programs will take place on the following dates at these locations:

Monday, Aug. 28, 4 to 7 p.m.
Applied Physics Laboratory
11100 Johns Hopkins Rd.
Laurel, MD 20723

Tuesday, Aug. 29, 4 to 6:30 p.m.
Montgomery County Campus
Academic and Research Building
9601 Medical Center Dr.
Rockville, MD 20850

Wednesday, Aug. 30, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Homewood Campus
28 Shriver
3400 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21218

Graduate and undergraduate degree programs are offered in the evenings and on Saturday at six regional locations. For more information and a free catalog, call Amanda Torbitt at 1-800-548-3647, e-mail or visit

Workshops and Elective Courses at Homewood -- The Part-Time Graduate Program in Writing is offering a full range of workshops and elective courses at Homewood this fall and spring.

The program, which leads to an M.A. in writing, features separate concentrations in fiction, poetry, general nonfiction and science/medical writing. Most students take one or two courses per semester; courses are also offered in the summer.

The fall course selection in writing includes foundation classes, a new multi-concentration reading course called Masterworks and writing workshops.

All Homewood courses are held in the evenings. Admission to the program or to select courses is based on a competitive evaluation of writing samples and other materials. Most Hopkins employees will be able to use tuition remission for the program.

For more information about the Part-Time Graduate Programs, call 410-516-6057 or visit E-mails can be sent to