Johns Hopkins Gazette | September 5, 2006
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University September 5, 2006 | Vol. 36 No. 1



Overeaters Anonymous Meetings Moved

Beginning Sept. 6, the Wednesday noon meeting of Overeaters Anonymous will meet weekly in the library of the Bunting Meyerhoff Interfaith Center, N. Charles Street and University Parkway. All who may identify as possibly being a compulsive eater or as having other eating problems are welcome. For more information, call 410-467-7472 or go to


ESL Courses Begin at Homewood

English as a Second Language classes for professionals and students begin Sept. 11 on the Homewood campus. The evening classes, designed and offered by the Krieger School's Language Teaching Center, include Listening and Speaking, intermediate and advanced levels, and Academic and Professional Writing, intermediate level. Full course descriptions and registration information are available by calling 410-516-5431, at or


2006 Walk for PKD

Polycystic kidney disease is the most common of all life-threatening genetic diseases, affecting more people than Down syndrome, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, hemophilia, sickle cell anemia and Huntington's disease combined.

The Walk for PKD is a national event targeted at funding vital research into a cure.

The walk takes place on Saturday, Sept. 16, at Rash Field in the Inner Harbor. Registration begins at 11 a.m., and the walk starts at noon. Every paid registrant receives a Walk for PKD T-shirt.

The goal is to fund more than 35 promising research grants, and organizers hope that every walker will raise $220, or more. For more information, contact Nicole San Miguel at or 410-248-9151 or Mark Jacobson at 410-215-0615.


Bayview Medical Center Bereavement Service

The palliative care program of Johns Hopkins Bayview will host "Seeds of Hope," a bereavement service to learn about the emotions and questions associated with grief and loss. Services are scheduled at 6:30 p.m. on two dates: Thursday, Sept. 14, and Thursday, Oct. 12. They will be held in the John Hopkins Bayview Care Center conference room in the John R. Burton Pavilion. Free parking is available.

To register for a meeting or for more information and directions, call Jane Schindler at 410-550-0296.


Revised Credit Union Loan Process

All JHH employees seeking credit union loans for SoN tuition should start at JHH's Human Resources office, not the credit union. The blue JHH tuition remission form that indicates SoN in the heading — not the white form — can be picked up at the JHH Human Resources office. All forms should include a supervisor's signature and should be turned into the JHH Human Resources office in 455 Phipps, along with a copy of your student bill online.

The forms will be pre-approved at JHH HR within a week and the information will be forwarded to the SoN Student Accounts office. SoN will provide a second approval and forward the information to the credit union. The student will be contacted by the SoN Student Accounts office and instructed to proceed to the credit union to process the loan.

Checks will be provided to the student immediately, made payable to JHU SoN, to use to pay the student's tuition. The deadline for submitting the forms to JHH HR for the fall semester is Sept. 30. For more information, contact SoN Student Accounts at 410-955-1243.


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