The Johns Hopkins Gazette: November 11, 2002
Nov 10 - 18

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Credit Union Opens Bayview Branch -- The Johns Hopkins Federal Credit Union will open a branch on the Bayview Medical Campus on Monday, Dec. 2, at 5201 Alpha Commons Dr. A ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:15 a.m. will precede the 8:30 a.m. opening.

The state-of-the-art facility features a full-service lobby, a drive-up teller lane and drive-up and walk-up ATMs, all with withdrawal and deposit capabilities. Members can conduct teller transactions securely and privately using a remote teller system with two-way televisions and pneumatic tubes.

Service representatives will be on hand to help members open an account, sign up for an ATM or VISA check card or apply for a loan. The first 1,000 members who visit the lobby teller lines will receive a free "Koozie" insulated lunch sack. Branch hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday.

Student Leadership Dinner -- CHAI, the Coalition of Hopkins Activists for Israel, will hold a dinner to honor undergraduate student leaders on the Homewood campus. The event, scheduled for 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, is intended to celebrate the achievements of the campus leaders and to encourage interaction among organizations.

Sixty-five students have been invited to participate in this leadership forum, as have members of university administration and the Baltimore community. Rep. Benjamin Cardin of Maryland's third congressional district will speak about the importance of youth leadership and of fostering relationships among student groups. For more information on CHAI or the student leadership dinner, contact Bita Azhdam at 301-325-1816 or

Meeting Management Services -- Conference Services at Homewood provides a meeting management service that is available to all JHU affiliates. Conference Services will coordinate all facets of campus events including scheduling of meeting areas, catering, parking, audiovisual needs and more; it also will work with Baltimore hotels to secure good room rates and is available to coordinate a meeting in the hotel conference area as well. For more information, contact Toni Decker at or 410-516-3962.

Sponsors Wanted -- The Harriet Lane Clinic at JHH is seeking sponsors for families in need this holiday season. For details, call Dawn Breon at 410-955-6614.

Thanksgiving Dinners for Families in Need -- Employees can help provide Thanksgiving dinners to families in need through the Vernon Rice Memorial Butterball Turkey Program. Donations of $15 will purchase a Butterball gift certificate to help identified families purchase a turkey or other food items for Thanksgiving.

To participate, send a $15 check, made payable to JHU Butterball, to the Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs, Evergreen House, 3rd floor. For more information, go to or contact Matt Smith at 410-516-0345.

Yoga Classes -- The Offices of Benefits Administration and Occupational Services are offering yoga, muscle conditioning and toning classes, and seated massages to faculty and staff on the Homewood campus.

Yoga classes (all levels) begin on Nov. 18 and will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday. Cost for the eight-week session is $15/$30 for classes once/twice a week. Muscle conditioning and toning classes are held from 12:15 to 1 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. The cost for the four weeks remaining in the eight-week session is $10/$20 for once/twice a week. Seated massages will continue to be offered on the Eastern campus as well. Given by a certified massage therapist, a 15-minute massage costs $10.

For more information and to register, call 410-516-0450.

Intersession Travel Courses -- The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences' one-credit intersession travel courses provide undergraduates with professional information and introduce them to Hopkins alumni who have made names for themselves in politics, communications, business and science. Courses meet at Homewood but include day or overnight trips to Washington and/or New York City.

Among the courses offered this year are Biotechnology: Integration of Science, Business and Regulation; The Entertainment State: A Critical Look at Contemporary Media; Economics: Seminar on Financial Literacy; Globalization: Theory and Practice in the 21st Century; Citizens, Politics and Power; and Practicum in Communications, Journalism and the Arts.

For course descriptions and trip dates, go to

Applications are available in the Office of Advanced Academic Programs, G1 Wyman Park Building. Application deadline is Nov. 14.