The Johns Hopkins Gazette: March 30, 1998

Mar. 30-Apr. 6

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

The next blood drive for the Johns Hopkins University will take place on Tuesday, April 21, and Wednesday, April 22. The Hopkins community is not meeting all of its blood needs through local donations. Last year, over the course of five blood drives, the giving rate from faculty, staff and students was only 6.2 percent. A single donation can save three or four lives.

To sign up for a reserved donation time, call Peggy Jones at 410-516-8039. Pre-registered donors will be taken ahead of drop-in donors.

The School of Continuing Studies' Division of Business and Management is holding a series of open houses at the Downtown Center and at the Washington, D.C. Center for the Women, Leadership and Change program, and for the Leadership Development Program for Minority Managers.

Open houses for the leadership program are scheduled for Tuesday, March 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Washington, D.C. Center; and for Thursday, April 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Downtown Center in Baltimore. The open house for the women and leadership program is scheduled for Wednesday, April 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Downtown Center. For information or to RSVP, call 1-800-GO-TO-JHU, or e-mail to

To raise money to help find a cure for leukemia and related cancers, Cindy Levick, clinical instructor at the School of Nursing, will bicycle 100 miles on America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride around Lake Tahoe, on Sunday, June 7.

Levick will ride for George Kiriazogou, a 7-year-old boy diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia when he was 3 years old.

Sponsors can donate 25 cents a mile, 50 cents a mile or more. Make checks payable to the Leukemia Society of America and send them to Cindy Levick, 525 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore, Md. 21205. Contributions are tax deductible. For more information or to place your donation on a credit card, call 410-614-1363.

Parents employed at Johns Hopkins University have several child care options available to them. Hopkins employees have admissions priority at either of the two Downtown Baltimore Children's Centers (DBCC), at 806 Park Ave. or 237 Arch St. Applications are now being taken for summer and fall enrollment. Scholarships for partial tuition assistance may be available in September for regular faculty and staff, based on financial need. The Office of WORKlife Programs is taking applications for the scholarship waiting list. DBCC will hold an open house at Park Avenue on Wednesday, April 8, from 8 to 9:30 a.m.

An open house for Arch Street is scheduled for Thursday, April 16, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. For more information, call DBCC, Park Avenue, at 410-669-1010, or DBCC, Arch Street, at 410-659-0515.

Tuition discounts for Hopkins parents are available at the Children's World Learning Centers and the Kiddie Academy. For information, call the Office of WORKlife Programs.

The Children of the World Co-op is an international play group for children 1 to 4 and their parents. The co-op serves the Hopkins community and surrounding neighborhoods, with priority given to international and JHU-affiliated families. For information, call 410-366-4425.

The Johns Hopkins University Summer Camp program offers five one-week sessions at the Homewood campus. The camp runs from June 15 to July 17 and is intended for children 5 to 12. While structured activities are planned from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., campers may arrive as early at 8:15 a.m. and leave as late as 5:15 p.m. For information, call 410-516-7490.

The Office of WORKlife Programs can assist parents in finding family or center-based child care, summer camps, after-school programs, private and parochial schools, preschools and kindergarten programs, nanny and au pair agencies, and directories for tutoring and child-sitting by Hopkins students. For information, call 410-516-6605.

Time Quest: Increasing Productivity through Value-based Time Management is a seminar designed to teach workers how to reduce time demands, control procrastination, manage responsibilities, prioritize tasks, set value-based goals, reduce stress, unclutter workspace and remember commitments. The seminar will also examine the use of the Franklin system of management.

The seminar will take place on Wednesday, April 15, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Turner Auditorium in East Baltimore. The registration fee for the seminar is $250. The registration cut-off date is Thursday, April 9. For information, call 410-955-3169.

Weight management classes for Hopkins faculty and staff will be held on Mondays beginning Monday, April 20, from 12:10 to 1 p.m. in the Sherwood Room, Levering Hall. Sue James, registered dietitian and nutritionist for the Baltimore Ravens, will lead this five-week session, which will include such topics as healthy eating, exercise and low-fat/high-fiber diets.

The fee for this informative session is $15. To register or to receive further information, contact Occupational Health Services at 410-516-0450.

All full-time undergraduates are invited to apply for university grants of up to $2,500 to support original research, composition or performance projects next fall.

The 1998 Provost's Undergraduate Research Awards will provide a number of grants to current freshmen, sophomores and juniors in the schools of Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Medicine and Nursing, and in the Peabody Conservatory.

The money can be used to pay the costs of the winner's research or creative projects. Winners can also choose either to receive up to $1,500 of the total award as a cash stipend or to receive academic credit for their work. Applications are available from the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Theodore Poehler, at 207 Garland Hall on the Homewood campus, or by calling 410-516-4587. Completed applications must be submitted by Friday, April 10, for fall semester proposals.

Higher education faculty in the Baltimore area are invited to apply for one of 15 $2,500 Shriver Center grants for the development of courses or the redesign of existing courses and/or research projects that integrate service-learning at the university level. Faculty may apply as individuals or teams, and should develop proposals in conversation with the service coordinator's office on campus. Application deadline is Friday, April 24. Notification is May 11.

For more information, call the Office of Women's Studies at 410-516-6166.

The 11th Summer Institute in Environmental Health is scheduled for June 1 to 12. Ten courses will be presented for academic credit or continuing education units. Two certificate programs are offered in Environmental Health or Occupational Health. For information, call Kay Castleberry at 410-955-2212 or send e-mail to

Registration is open now for the Summer Institute in Tropical Medicine and Public Health. For more information, contact Angelissa Johnson at 410-614-3959 or visit the Web site at

"Baltimore Realists," a traveling exhibition, will open at Evergreen House on Friday, May 15, and will run through July 8. The exhibition will focus on the painting style and techniques of Jacques Maroger, a friend and insructor of Alice Garrett s. "Baltimore Realists" includes works by 29 painters who were trained in the tradition of Jacques Maroger.

In connection with the exhibit, on Wednesday, April 8, at 6 p.m., Evergreen will offer a lecture titled "Joseph Sheppard and the Maroger Group." Sheppard will present a 12-minute videotaped interview with Jacques Maroger that was filmed in Alice Garrett's painting studio.

The 11th Summer Institute in Environmental Health is scheduled for June 1 to 12. Ten courses will be presented for academic credit or continuing education units. Two certificate programs are offered in Environmental Health or Occupational Health.

For more information, call Kay Castle-berry at 410-955-2212 or send e-mail to