Baltimore Free U. registration extended to March
Due to snow and a problem with its heating system, the
Village Learning Place was closed on March 7, the day on
which a "meet the instructors" event was scheduled to kick
Baltimore Free University's spring program.
Registration has been extended through 4 p.m. on Saturday,
The noncredit adult education program is sponsored by
the VLP and the Center for Social Concern at Johns Hopkins
and offers an array of personal enrichment, social issue
and practical trade courses for a nominal registration fee
of $10 per course. The spring course brochure is available
at the circulation desk of the VLP Library, 2521 St. Paul
St., or online at
Daffodil Days, to benefit Cancer Society, set for this
Daffodils will be in full bloom this week, when the Johns
Hopkins community can purchase the fresh flowers at nine
campus locations stretching from Mount Washington to White
The annual Flower Days sales, which support the
American Cancer Society's prevention, treatment and patient
advocacy efforts, are run by
Staff and Retiree Programs and will be held this year
on March 15 and 16. For a listing of flower sale sites, go
www.jhu.edu/hr1/fsrp/daffodil.html. If you can volunteer or
have questions, contact Matt Smith at 410-516-0345 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barnes & Noble asks faculty to answer survey on store's
Every year, Barnes & Noble surveys the faculty to
understand how well the campus bookstore serves their needs
and to learn how it can improve its services in the
To offer comments, suggestions and opinions regarding
the Johns Hopkins bookstore, go to the 2007 survey now
BarnesAndNobleSchoolSurvey/faculty.asp. The survey has
fewer than 20 questions and should only take a few minutes
to complete. Responses are anonymous.
The survey will be administered by Corporate Research
International, an independent market research company.
Sun sets on JHU cowboy's ride on reality
Bobby Chesney, an assistant football coach at Johns
Hopkins, came up a mere fraction of a second short in his
bid to take top honors at Cowboy U, a reality show on
Country Music Television that attempts to indoctrinate
"city slickers" to the cowboy lifestyle in only three
Chesney, who excelled in many of the show's
competitions and became very popular with viewers, rode his
way into the series finale, which aired on March 2. He was
one of eight original contestants, four men and four women,
who vied for the $25,000 cash prize. The filming took place
in Colorado over the summer.
The finale pitted "Bobby" against "Malcolm" in a
series of events: barrel racing, steer wrestling, wagon
racing, shooting and, finally, bull riding. Chesney
appeared clearly in the lead after the first events but on
the bull ride finished six-tenths of a second behind the
eventual winner, a stay-at-home dad and freelance graphic
artist from Chicago.
The loss was not without controversy. Following the
airing of the finale, many fans logged into the show's
message board to voice their displeasure at the scoring
system used — weighted too heavily toward a single
bull ride, many felt — and their support for Chesney,
summed up in one thread titled "Bobby is the real
Several errors occurred in Milestones in the Feb. 26 issue
due to reporting changes accompanied by the implementation
of SAP. If your name was inaccurately listed, or omitted,
please contact John Black, who compiles the listings, in
of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs at
Peggylee Bremer, Human Nutrition, in the Bloomberg
School of Public Health, celebrated 40 years in January.
Her name was omitted.
Brenda Armour, Office of the Dean of Student Life, who
celebrated 10 years of service, and Michael Sullivan,
Business Management, who celebrated 20 years of service,
should have been listed under Homewood Student Affairs.
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