The Johns Hopkins Gazette: February 21, 2000
Feb. 21-27

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition


Singers Wanted -- The JHMI Choral Society is looking for individuals interested in displaying their vocal abilities. The only prerequisite is to enjoy singing. Auditions are not required.

A welcoming rehearsal for interested individuals is scheduled for Wed., Feb. 23, at 5:15 p.m. in the East Wing Auditorium of the School of Hygiene and Public Health. Both the Hopkins community and the general public are encouraged to join. Those interested in singing as soloists are also invited to join.

For more information, call the Office of Cultural Affairs at 410-955-3363.

Surviving Loss -- Students who have experienced the death of a close relative or friend are invited to attend a meeting for support and for help in coping.

Scheduled for Mon., Feb. 28, at 3 p.m., in the Counseling Center in Merryman Hall on the Homewood campus, the meeting is open to any full-time Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Nursing or Peabody student. For more information, call Marc Weinstein or Elizabeth Beil at 410-516-8278.

Summer Study Options -- University employees and their families can take courses in two summer terms, May 30 through June 30 and July 3 through Aug. 4. Undergraduate credit courses in 30 disciplines, a precollege program for high school students and intensive English language classes are available, in morning, afternoon, midafternoon and evening sessions.

Employees who take Arts and Sciences and Engineering summer courses receive 100 percent tuition remission. Children and spouses receive 50 percent tuition remission.

Catalogs are available on the Web at, or from the Office of Summer Programs, 102 Macaulay, Homewood; by phone at 410-516-4548; or by e-mail at

For more information on tuition remission, call 410-516-6800.

Relay for Life -- Johns Hopkins University is the location of the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, to be held in conjunction with Spring Fair, April 14 and 15.

Relay for Life is an overnight team relay event to raise funds to fight cancer and to raise awarness of cancer in the community. During the relay, team members camp out, enjoying entertainment, food, games and camaraderie.

The Relay for Life will take place on Garland Field on the Homewood campus. Those interested in working on the planning committee or forming a team, contact Eden Blum at 410-516-6060 (113-6060 from Homewood or 6-113-6060 from East Baltimore) or Cindy Haebler at 410-955-9253.

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 deadline for applications is March 8.

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

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

Provost's Undergraduate Research Awards -- The 2000 Provost's Undergraduate Research Awards will provide a number of grants to current freshmen, sophomores and juniors in the schools of Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Nursing, and in the Peabody Conservatory.

The money may be used to pay the costs of the winner's research or creative projects. Winners may choose to receive up to $1,500 of the total award as a cash stipend or to receive academic credit for their work.

Applications are available from the office of Theodore Poehler, vice provost for research, at 275 Garland Hall on the Homewood campus, or by phone at 410-516-8072. Completed applications for summer projects must be submitted by noon on March 10. The deadline for fall semester proposals is April 7.