Johns Hopkins Gazette | August 30, 2004
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University August 30, 2004 | Vol. 34 No. 1



JHU Performers Wanted

Talented Johns Hopkins students, faculty and staff are invited to apply for the Homewood Arts Program's Fall Festival Variety Show, scheduled for 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 2, location TBA. Share your talent with friends and co-workers in solo performances or small groups. The show will have 12 to 15 acts in the categories of comedy, dance, drama, instrumental and vocal; a piano will be provided. Each act will have a strict five- to eight-minute limit.

Participants will be chosen by Homewood Arts director Eric Beatty and members of the Homewood Arts Certificate Committee, which includes students, faculty and staff in the arts.

To apply, contact Beatty at with a description of your background and your act. The application deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10.


JHU/American Red Cross Blood Drives

Homewood and East Baltimore blood drives have been scheduled for the fall at the following times and places:

Homewood campus: Glass Pavilion, 1 to 7 p.m., Sept. 20; 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Sept. 21 and 22; and 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Nov. 17 and 18.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment on the Homewood campus, call 410-516-0138.

Johns Hopkins@Eastern: Terrace Level near cafe, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 14.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment at Hopkins@Eastern, contact Hank Potter at or 443-997-8108; or JoAnn Hans at or 443-997-2221.

East Baltimore: Turner Concourse, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sept. 28 and 29; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Dec. 27 and 28; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dec. 29.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment in East Baltimore, e-mail or call 410-614-3050.

Dates are subject to change. Appointments are recommended. Schedule appointments for any location online at

Anyone interested in giving blood should check the eligibility guidelines on the JHU blood drive Web site or call the American Red Cross at 800-GIVE-LIFE. Regardless of eligibility to give blood, interested individuals can support the JHU blood drives by volunteering. Contact Sandra Cobb at


Health Classes for Faculty and Staff

The Office of Benefits Administration, in conjunction with Occupational Health Services, is offering the following classes to JHU faculty and staff.

Yoga classes (all levels) are being held on the Homewood campus from noon to 1 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 13. Cost for the 10-week session is $30 or $50, for classes once or twice a week.

Seated massages will continue to be offered on the Homewood, East Baltimore and Eastern campuses. Given by a certified massage therapist, the 15-minute seated massages cost $10.

Muscle conditioning and toning classes are being held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 12:15 to 1 p.m. on the Homewood campus. Cost for the 10-week session is $25 or $45, for classes once or twice a week.

Weight Watchers at Work will begin a 14-week session in early October on the Homewood campus. The class meets at noon. The cost is $148. A class will also meet on the East Baltimore campus on Fridays at noon.

For more information or to register, contact Occupational Health Services at 410-516-0450 or e-mail


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