The Johns Hopkins Gazette: February 14, 2000
Feb. 14-20

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition


Sudler Prize in the Arts -- Nominations are invited for the Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts, a $1,500 prize awarded to a graduating senior from the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences or the Whiting School of Engineering, or a fourth-year student in the School of Medicine who has demonstrated excellence and the highest standards of proficiency in performance, execution or composition in music, theater, dance, fiction, poetry, painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, film or video. The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, March 3.

The Sudler Arts Prize Committee, composed of faculty and administrators from the Homewood campus, the Peabody Institute and the School of Medicine, will review the nominees and their supporting materials and recommend a candidate. Under the terms of the prize, the final selection is to be made by the president of Johns Hopkins University.

University faculty members may initiate the process by sending a letter of nomination to the Sudler Prize Committee coordinator, Julia Morgan, 242 Garland. Qualified students may also initiate a nomination on their own behalf, provided the materials they submit include a written recommendation by a Hopkins faculty member or administrator familiar with their work.

Nominations, recommendations, examples of students' work and supporting materials must be submitted by the deadline to Julia Morgan for Homewood students, or to Dean Franklin Herlong, 124 Medical School Administration Building, for SOM students. Students must also submit the cover sheet that was mailed to all seniors and fourth-year medical students in November (copies are also available from Julia Morgan).

Visual artists may submit photographs of their work, though actual pieces are preferable. In the case of the performing arts, video- or audiotapes should be submitted. Work submitted in support of the nomination must have been done while the individual was a student at Johns Hopkins. In addition to examples of the student's work, supporting materials might include, for instance, a resume of relevant artistic activities or published reviews of the student's works or performances.

The Sudler Arts Prize Committee also considers nominations for the President's Commendation for Achievement in the Arts, honoring graduating seniors in the schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering who have contributed extensively to the arts in the Homewood community. Students interested in the commendation should follow the same procedures as those seeking the Sudler Prize.

For more information, call Julia Morgan at 410-516-4697.

Governor's Summer Internship Program -- Up to 20 high-achieving college students entering their junior or senior year will be selected for the Governor's Summer Internship Program, which runs from June 5 through Aug. 11.

Interns work side by side with high-level personnel in various state agencies or the Governor's Office on substantive projects that correspond to a student's academic interests and long-term career goals.

Interested students in any major are encouraged to pick up application information on the Web at or from Richard Sanders, Office of Academic Advising, Merryman East, on the Homewood campus.

The campus deadline for applications is March 8.

Camp Sunrise -- The American Cancer Society sponsors several programs for children with cancer and their siblings.

Camp Sunrise is a weeklong residential camp for children diagnosed with cancer. SunSibs is the weekend sibling program. Both programs provide opportunities for children and young adults 6 to 18 years old to enjoy rewarding experiences in a supportive environment.

Caring volunteer counselors are needed to participate. The ACS is also looking for children diagnosed with cancer to attend Camp Sunrise and for their siblings to attend SunSibs. SunSibs will be held June 9 through 11, and Camp Sunrise will be held Aug. 11 to 19.

There are a limited number of spaces available for each program. For more information or an application, call Carole Sharp of the American Cancer Society at 410-931-6850.

Student Funding -- Two programs are available through the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association. The Community Service Grant Program supports volunteer experiences for students as well as good relationships between the university and the surrounding communities. The program supports students who design their own service projects or create ventures within existing organizations. Projects receiving academic credit are not eligible.

The Student Services Funding Program promotes the student experience at Johns Hopkins by providing funding to student groups for campus programs, events and activities that benefit and involve students from all divisions of the university.

Both programs are open to Johns Hopkins undergraduate and graduate students. Applications are available at divisional alumni offices, the Office of Volunteer Services in Levering Hall on the Homewood campus and the Office of Alumni Relations, at 3211 North Charles St.

Applications are also available online at Applications for summer (community service program only) and fall 2000 funding are due by April 15.

For more information, contact Rebecca Barnes at 410-516-0363 or

Interactive Workshop -- "The First Step: Discovering Careers That Fit" is a three-session workshop designed to help identify career options by clarifying interests, strengths, skills and work values for the participants. The workshop will be offered on three Tuesdays: Feb. 15, Feb. 22 and Feb. 29.

Participants must get a brief orientation to the group in advance by contacting the Counseling Center (in the west wing of Merryman Hall) to obtain a description of the workshop from a counselor. Participants must also complete the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, available at the Counseling Center. Each test takes about 30 minutes to complete.

For more information, call Barbara Bear, Sara Maggitti or Marc Weinstein at the Counseling Center, 410-516-8278.