The Johns Hopkins Gazette: November 27, 2000
Nov 27-
Dec 4

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Hopkins Toastmasters Meeting -- Hopkins Toastmasters prepares individuals for formal and extemporaneous speeches. The group meets on the second Monday and fourth Tuesday of the month, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Toastmasters is a convenient and economical way to polish speaking skills before seminars or scientific presentations. The group is open to the entire Hopkins community; however, participation is limited to members who have paid a small dues (to cover cost of materials).

The next Toastmasters meeting will take on Tues., Nov. 28, in W2015 School of Public Health.

For disability access information or assistive listening devices, call 410-955-1197.

Spelman Travel Fellowship -- The Spelman Travel Fellowship is awarded annually to support graduate student travel in Italy to study works of art. Applicants should identify sites to be visited and works to be studied, indicating the importance of travel in Italy to the student's research and career development. The description should be no more than two pages in length. A short letter of support from the student's adviser should accompany the application.

All fellowship applications should be submitted by Monday, Dec. 4, to Elizabeth Cropper, director, Charles S. Singleton Center for Italian Studies, Villa Spelman, 268 Mergenthaler.

Child Safety Seat Check -- Find out about child safety seats and get assistance in using them correctly at the Baltimore City Fire Academy, Fri., Dec. 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. The academy is located at 6720 Pulaski Highway.

The event is co-sponsored by the Central Maryland Safe Commmunities Center at Johns Hopkins, the Baltimore SAFE KIDS Coalition and the Baltimore City Fire Department.

For more information, call 410-328-7532.

Weight Watchers at Work -- The Department of Occupational Health Services, in conjunction with the Office of Benefits Administration, is offering a Weight Watchers at Work class on Wednesdays at noon or 1 p.m., beginning Dec. 6.

Cost for the 10-week session is $80.

Adopt-a-Family/Agency Program -- Participate in the Adopt-a-Family/Agency Program by providing gifts, clothing and food to a family or agency in need.

The program operates in conjunction with the Baltimore City Department of Social Services and various nonprofit health and human welfare agencies in Central Maryland.

For more information, call Eden Blum at 410-516-0345 or e-mail

Butterball Turkey Program -- Provide Thanksgiving dinners to needy families by participating in the Butterball Turkey Program. Donations of $15 will purchase a Butterball gift certificate to help a family buy a turkey or other food items for the holiday.

To participate, send a $15 check, made payable to JHU Butterball to the Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs, third floor, Evergreen House. For information, call Eden Blum at 410-516-0345 or e-mail

Student Funding Programs -- Two programs are available through the Alumni Association. Both are open to undergraduate and graduate students from all divisions.

The Community Service Grant Program was established to support valuable volunteer experiences for Hopkins students and to foster positive relationships between the university and its surrounding communities. The program supports students who create their own community service projects or design their own ventures within existing volunteer organizations.

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

Applications are available at divisional alumni relations offices, the Steinwald Alumni House, 3211 N. Charles St., or online at

Applications for spring funding are due Dec. 1. For more information and for applications, call Dave Sowers in the Office of Alumni Relations at 410-516-6730.

Support Group for Graduate Women -- A support group for graduate women from Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Peabody and the School of Nursing will meet on Friday afternoons.

For information, call Sara Maggitti or Anita Sharma at the Counseling Center, 410-516-8278.