The Johns Hopkins Gazette: September 25, 2000
Sep 25-
Oct 2

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Career Workshop -- "The First Step: Discovering Careers That Fit" is the title of a three-session interactive workshop designed to help identify career options by clarifying interests, strengths, skills and work values.

The workshops will take place on Thursday, Oct. 5, 12 and 19, and on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 8 and 15.

For more information, call Alicia Clarke, Bill Bercaw or Rosa Kim at the Counseling Center, 410-516-8278.

Graduate Student Fellowships at Villa Spelman -- Applications are invited from graduate students who want to participate in the Seminar in Italian Studies at the Charles S. Singleton Center for Italian Studies at the Villa Spelman, Florence, Italy, in the spring 2001 semester.

The Seminar in Italian Studies is a work-in-progress seminar for all scholars conducting research in Italy. This year Walter Stephens of the Department of Romance Languages will convene the seminar, and students from all departments in the humanities are welcome to apply, provided they can demonstrate a need to spend a period of residence in Italy for successful completion of the Ph.D. They should also have completed all requirements except for the dissertation by the time they arrive in Florence in January. They are expected to remain until the end of June. Students will receive a fellowship and a travel allowance, but tuition is not covered.

Eligible students should apply to Elizabeth Cropper in care of the Villa Spelman office, 268 Mergenthaler, by Mon., Oct. 16. A one-page statement from the student describing the subject of his or her research, together with a brief letter of recommendation from the student's supervisor testifying to the completion, or plans for completion, of other requirements should also be included. Successful applicants will be notified as soon as possible.

Support Groups -- The Counseling and Student Development Center will offer a support group for students who have experienced the death or terminal illness of a close relative or friend.

The center is also offering a support group for graduate women from Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Peabody and the School of Nursing. The group will meet on Friday afternoons.

For more information on either of these groups, contact Sara Maggitti, Anita Sharma or Rosa Kim at 410-516-8278.

Hospice Volunteer Opportunities -- Johns Hopkins Home Hospice is seeking volunteers to work in a variety of capacities. Volunteers are needed for direct patient services, bereavement care and administrative/office support. Training is provided.

The next training and orientation program will begin in October. For more information, call Jean McHale, volunteer coordinator, at 410-288-4692.

CPR Classes -- "Heart Saver" CPR classes are being offered to JHU faculty and staff. The classes will be held once a month beginning in November, from 1:30 to 4 p.m., on the Homewood campus. Class sizes are limited.

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

Training Classes for Museum Guides -- Homewood House Museum is offering a five-week training course for anyone interested in becoming a Homewood museum guide. Training sessions will cover the history of Homewood House and the Carroll family, the history of Baltimore in the early 19th century and the furnishings and decorative arts popular in the 1800s. Learning diverse ways of presenting history will be part of the course.

In addition to giving tours, Homewood's volunteer guides have the opportunity to join study trips to other historic homes and participate in special events at the museum.

Training sessions run from Oct. 5 through Nov. 2 on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Interested individuals may call 410-516-5589 for more information.

Certificate in Nonprofit Studies -- The Institute for Policy Studies will hold information sessions on the Homewood campus at 4 p.m. on Oct. 11 and 8:15 a.m. on Oct. 12 for prospective students to learn about its newly launched Certificate in Nonprofit Studies Program.

This innovative part-time program is designed to equip nonprofit staff and volunteers with the practical skills and current perspectives they need to operate successfully in the nonprofit sector. The next classes begin in January 2001.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 410-516-5389 or e-mail

Student Funding Programs -- Two programs are available through the Alumni Association.

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. Past projects have included Teach Baltimore and Hands to the Homeless.

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.

Both programs are open to undergraduate and graduate students from all divisions of the university. Applications are available at divisional alumni relations offices, the Steinwald Alumni House, 3211 N. Charles St., or online at: index.html.

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.