Johns Hopkins Gazette | February 28, 2005
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University February 28, 2005 | Vol. 34 No. 24



Whitewater Kayaking Enthusiasts

The JHU Whitewater Kayaking Program is offering a basic course to certify participants to teach these skills. No experience in whitewater kayaking is necessary. The course consists of classroom and pool instruction Friday nights, 7 to 9:30 p.m., March 25 to April 29, and training on a whitewater river every Sunday from March 27 to May 1.

The course is taught by certified Hopkins students. The cost is $75 for students, staff and faculty willing to commit to becoming Whitewater Kayaking Program instructors ($125 for students and $250 for staff and faculty who don't want to teach).

Applications for the course can be found at and the required medical form at or

These forms can also be picked up in the kiosk near the front entrance of the Recreation Center. Return them to the Office of Recreation/Experiential Education in the O'Connor Recreation Center.

For more information on the course, e-mail Information on other kayaking opportunities, like trips this semester, is available at


Teach Baltimore

Teach Baltimore is looking for college and graduate students of all years and majors to teach academic enrichment activities to Baltimore City kindergarten through second-grade students. Students will participate in an intensive three-week training, work with another student to teach reading, math, science and art to a small class of 16-20 children, and go on field trips.

The stipend for teaching is $1,400 (potential for more if the student qualifies for Federal Work Study).

A limited number of $1,000 education awards, which can be used to pay school loans or tuition, will also be available (by lottery) from AmeriCorps. Interested parties should download an application at

Applications are also available at the Center for Social Concern in Levering, or call 410-516-6228 for more information. Decision deadline: Monday, March 28.


CLF Predoctoral Fellowship Program

The Center for a Livable Future announces the third year of funding for its predoctoral fellowship program. Each fellowship provides one year of support in an amount up to $50,000 to be used for tuition, stipend and/or research expenses depending on individual needs. Applications are due March 15. For application details, go to


Summer Day Sports Camp

The Johns Hopkins Summer Day Sports Camp, which is operated primarily for the children of members of the Johns Hopkins community, will begin its 39th year on June 20.

Applications are now available for the all-day program, which serves boys and girls ages 5 through 13. Sports are the main activity of the camp, but some nonathletic activities are offered, particularly to younger campers. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. (Drop-off can be as early as 8:15 and pick-up as late as 5:10.)

Directors of this year's camp will be Brad Mountcastle, JHU head athletic trainer; Bill Nelson, men's basketball coach; and Robert Babb, head baseball coach and co-director of the summer camp.

All campers are guaranteed a spot if registered with a non-refundable deposit by May 1. For more information and/or a camp registration application, call 410-516-7490.


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