The Johns Hopkins Gazette: September 16, 2002
Sep 16-23

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Delta Sigma Pi Information Sessions -- The Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity, Chi Chapter, invites graduate and undergraduate students in business, economics and police executive leadership to an information session on the benefits of being a member of Delta Sigma Pi. The information sessions will allow time for questions and answers and provide an opportunity to meet officers of the fraternity.

Sessions take place on the following dates: Wednesday, Sept. 18, 6 to 8 p.m., Columbia Center; Tuesday, Sept. 19, 6 to 8 p.m., Homewood campus; Thursday, Sept. 26, 6 to 8 p.m., Downtown Center.

For more information, or if you are unable to attend these sessions, e-mail

Keep Your Legs for Life -- The JHH Cardiovascular Diagnostic Lab is teaming with JHHS Office of Community Health to offer free screenings for peripheral vascular disease at the annual "Legs for Life" event, scheduled for Monday, Sept. 23, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in 2140 Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center. No appointment is necessary.

The test is painless and noninvasive, and takes just 15 minutes. This year, the lab staff will also screen for abdominal aortic aneurysms and carotid artery stenosis at the same time.

For information or to schedule an appointment, call 410-614-2227.

Free Workshops for Data Users -- Hopkins data users are invited to attend two free workshops on "Understanding the 2000 Census." The basic half-day workshop, geared to new census users, will be held Wednesday, Oct. 2. The advanced full-day workshop will be held on Thursday, Oct. 3.

The workshops will take place in the Milton S. Eisenhower Library electronic classroom; attendees will be able to participate in computer exercises. More information is available at

For more information, call Sharon Morris at 410-516-8360 or e-mail to

Help in Planning Meetings -- Conference Services at Homewood will assist Johns Hopkins departments and offices in planning their meetings. The service is an economical and reliable way to handle the logistics and eliminate the worries and hassles of creating a program.

For more information, call Toni Decker at 410-516-3962 or e-mail

Recipients of Blood Donations Sought -- Have you or a family member ever received a blood donation? The Homewood campus blood drive coordinator is seeking Hopkins faculty, staff, students and retirees who would be willing to share their stories in order to encourage eligible colleagues to give blood.

If you have a story you would like to share, please contact Caterina Provost-Smith at 410-516-0138.

Child Booster Seats -- The safest way for children between 40 and 80 pounds to ride in a car is by using a booster seat, also known as a belt-positioning booster seat.

During September and October, the Children's Safety Center will have a back-to-school promotion, selling booster seats for $10. To get a booster seat or for more information, contact the Children's Safety Center at 410-614-5587.