The Johns Hopkins Gazette: August 17, 1998

Aug. 17-31

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

The Johns Hopkins International Society is looking for English as a Second Language instructors to volunteer for the fall semester. The International Society program is informal, with most classes meeting one or two times a week for two hours at a time. Class schedules can be arranged according to each instructor s availability. The commitment may involve as little as two hours a week. Emphasis is placed primarily on improving conversational skills at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. There are benefits to volunteering with the International Society, among them personal satisfaction and growth, the chance to work with people from around the world and to acquire letters of recommendation for future positions in teaching English as a Second Language.

Individuals who have tutored or taught English or any foreign language to non- native speakers, or are interested in gaining valuable teaching experience, should contact the Johns Hopkins International Society at 410-955-3370 or send e-mail to

"Topics in International Medical Care Travel Medicine" is a two-and-a-half-day course intended for medical professionals who care for employees and their families who travel or work in the global community.

Scheduled for Sept. 16 18, this course will take a comprehensive approach to providing medical care to employees abroad, including updates on travel vaccines, ways to reduce health risks for expatriates living abroad and discussions of recent medical and surgical advances. Tuition is $595.

Day 1 of the course will take place in Suite 2140, Outpatient Center, on the East Baltimore campus; the second and third day events are scheduled to take place at the Cross Keys Inn.

Speakers will include Neal Halsey, Mary Lou Clements-Mann, John Bartlett, David Thorne, Frederick M. Wigley, Donlin M. Long, Patrick C. Walsh, Jonathon A. Patz and David A. Sack, of the schools of Medicine and Public Health; David Gootnick, of the U.S. Peace Corps; Gershon Bergeisen, of the Environmental Protection Agency; Nils M.P. Daulaire, of the U.S. Agency for International Development; Allen Koski, of CIGNA; and Martin S. Wolfe, of the Traveler s Medical Service. For more information, call 410-614-4331.

Volunteers are needed to help clean up the play field at Harford Heights Elementary School on Monday, Aug. 24, at 1 p.m. The school is located at the corner of Broadway and North Ave. Elementary schoolteachers and children, Hopkins staff and community volunteers will work to make the field a safe play area that provides recreational activities, children s art projects and places for active learning.

Come dressed to work. Refreshments will be provided and volunteers will earn Community Service Certificates. For more information, call Lucinda Berent at 410-614-1811.

The next American Red Cross blood drive will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 16, and Thursday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Glass Pavilion on the Homewood campus.