The Johns Hopkins Gazette: January 21, 2003
Jan 21-27

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Nominations Wanted for Student Employee of the Year -- Undergraduate and graduate students make a significant difference day in and day out. Each year their efforts are acknowledged through the JHU Student Employee of the Year Award presented during National Student Employment Week.

All Johns Hopkins University staff are invited to nominate a student employee for this prestigious award. Nomination forms are available online at

The award is open to all full-time undergraduate and graduate students and will be presented at the annual JHU Awards Ceremony in April. All nominees will be recognized. The winner will continue to compete at the state, regional and national levels.

Calling For Mentors -- JHHS Community Services is teaming with Collington Square Elementary School to improve its after-school program and provide mentors to 140 children who participate in the program. Mentors are needed for one hour per week any school day, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m, at Collington Square Elementary, which is just a few blocks north of the East Baltimore campus.

The after-school program is structured to supplement the educational requirements for children in grades three through six, at Collington Square Elementary, Dr. Rayner Browne Elementary and Elmer Henderson Elementary, who are either failing or whose parents are incarcerated. Statistics show a 50 percent improvement in MSPAP scores for children who have participated in the past. To volunteer time, call Terry Todesco at 410-614-4976.

Driver Safety Training -- JHMI's Department of Health, Safety and Environment, in conjunction with the Safety Council of Maryland Inc. and Maryland's Department of Transportation, will conduct three safety seminars in 2003. The first, "Fast and Fatal," is scheduled for Feb. 5, from noon to 1 p.m. in Hurd Hall. The seminar is open to all hospital and university employees.

Johns Hopkins Ballroom Dance Club -- The JHU Ballroom Dance Club will offer weekly dance classes including waltz, foxtrot and quickstep (American style) with professional instructor Francis Solomon every Tuesday, 7:45 to 9:15 p.m. The classes continue for six weeks, beginning Feb. 4, and will take place in Levering Hall on the Homewood campus.

The entire session costs $40 per person; $70 per couple. To sign up, send an e-mail to or call 410-499-6602.

Applications Available for Provost's Undergraduate Research Awards -- The 2003 Provost's Undergraduate Research Awards will provide a number of grants to current freshmen, sophomores and juniors in the schools of Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Nursing, and in the Peabody Conservatory. The maximum amount of an award is $3,000. Proposals from all disciplines are appreciated and encouraged. Faculty sponsors must be full-time faculty but can be from any division of the university. Research (or Peabody projects) can take place at any division of JHU.

Applications are available from the office of Theodore Poehler, vice provost for research, at 265 Garland Hall, Homewood, 410-516-8671. Completed applications for summer projects must be submitted by noon on March 7; for fall semester proposals, by April 4.