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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University April 18, 2005 | Vol. 34 No. 30
Proposals Sought for Enhancing JHU Sense of Community

The Counseling Center advisory board, along with the Dean of Student Life Office, is seeking students, faculty and staff to submit ideas about how to enhance the sense of community at Johns Hopkins. Prizes will be awarded to those who create the most innovative, incisive and realistic proposals. Students in full-time programs at the Krieger and Whiting schools and at the Peabody Institute are eligible for six cash prizes of $250 each. Faculty and staff will receive a certificate of recognition.

The contest will address the ideas of belonging, mutual support, acceptance and shared fate that are the hallmarks of a caring university.

Submissions should be limited to five double-spaced pages and can be augmented with Web site materials, advertising campaigns, videos/films, drawings, etc. Copies may be submitted via e-mail with JHU Community Project as the subject header to Counseling Center director Michael Mond ( with a copy to Brenda Strumke at, or two copies may be dropped off at the Counseling Center in Garland Hall or at the APTT room in AMR I. So that submissions can be judged anonymously, a cover letter must be attached.

All proposals are due Friday, April 22.

The proposal should include a summary; approximate budget; expected number of students, faculty and staff who will participate in, or benefit from, the program; who will manage the program; and a list of outcomes. Additional materials may be attached. The cover sheet should include the name(s) of all undergraduates, graduate students and/or faculty/staff who developed the proposal with addresses, e-mail addresses and phone numbers/extensions. For more details, go to


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