The Johns Hopkins Gazette: October 30, 2000
Oct 30-
Nov 6

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Butterball Turkey Program -- Provide Thanksgiving dinners to families in need by participating in the Butterball Turkey Program. Donations of $15 will purchase a Butterball gift certificate to help a needy 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

Adopt-a-Family/Agency Program -- Participate in the Adopt-a-Family Program/ 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 information, call Eden Blum at 410-516-0345 or e-mail

The Singleton Travel Graduate Fellowship -- Applications are being accepted for two travel fellowships of $2,500 each, reserved for Johns Hopkins graduate students who need to be in Italy to work on their research. The funds are intended to cover round-trip airfare and travel within Italy.

Applicants must submit a CV, a description of their project and a letter of support by a Johns Hopkins faculty member familiar with their work. Applicants should demonstrate that the successful completion of their projects would require the use of Italian literary sources. For questions about the fellowship, contact Stephanie Busch at 410-516-7226 or

Applications are due on Wed., Nov. 15. Forward all applications to the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, 328 Gilman, attn: Stephanie Busch.

MBA Town Hall Meetings -- Two town hall meetings are scheduled to discuss matters of interest to candidates for master's degrees in business administration.

The first town hall meeting will take place Wed., Nov. 15, at Johns Hopkins University's Columbia Center, located at Columbia Gateway Park, 6740 Alexander Bell Drive. A second meeting is scheduled for Thurs., Nov. 16, at the Downtown Center, Charles and Saratoga streets.

The meetings will begin at 6 p.m. and end around 9 p.m., but interested individuals can drop in at any time.

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

A "Stop Smoking" class will be held on five consecutive Wednesdays beginning Nov. 1, from 1 to 2 p.m. on the Homewood campus. A $10 fee will be refunded after completion of the course.

Yoga will be offered on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning Nov. 6. The cost is $25-$45 for the seven-week course.

Muscle conditioning and toning will be offered on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 12:15 to 1 p.m. on the Homewood campus, beginning Nov. 7. The cost is $20- $40 for the seven-week session.

Seated massage will be offered on both the Homewood and East Baltimore campuses. The 15-minute seated massage, given by a certified massage therapist, is offered for a reasonable fee.

For more information and to register for any of these programs, call Occupational Health Services at 410-516-0450.

Pilot Project Applications -- The Johns Hopkins NIEHS Center in Urban Environmental Health is now accepting pilot project applications. Projects will be funded for up to $15,000 for the period beginning April 1, 2001, to March 31, 2002. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 18, 2000.

For more information and application guidelines, call 410-955-3720, e-mail or stop by the office at W1102 School of Public Health.

Support Group for Graduate Women -- A support group for graduate women from Arts & 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.

Volunteers Needed for UNICEF -- UNICEF needs volunteers to raise funds for programs to benefit children. UNICEF provides health, nutrition, safe water and other vital services worldwide. People can help by planning fund-raisers such as "Trick or Treat for UNICEF" in workplaces, neighborhoods or schools. The organization is also helped when individuals purchase UNICEF greeting cards. Please note that this project is not just for the Halloween season.

For further information, call the Baltimore Chapter of UNICEF at 410-377-5565 or 1-800-FOR-KIDS. "Trick or Treat for UNICEF" collection boxes and "Collection 200 Cards and Gifts Catalogs" may be obtained by contacting Joy Mays at the School of Public Health, 410-614-4042 or

Surviving Loss Support Group -- The Counseling and Student Development Center will be offering a support group for students who have experienced the death or terminal illness of a close relative or friend.

For more information, call 410-516-8278.

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.