The Johns Hopkins Gazette: October 12, 1998
Oct. 12-19

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Faculty and Staff Flu Shots -- Flu vaccines will be offered free of charge to faculty and staff on the Homewood campus during the week of Oct. 26, in the Great Hall at Levering. The dates and times are as follows:

Mon., Oct. 26 9:30 a.m.-noon; 2-4 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 28 7-9:30 a.m.; 2-4 p.m.
Thurs., Oct. 29 9:30 a.m.-noon; 2-4 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 30 9:30 a.m.-noon

For more information, call Occupational Health Services at 410-516-0450. Flu vaccines will also be offered at the East Baltimore campus. For times and locations, call 410-955-6211.

Student Flu Shots -- Healthy college students usually recover from influenza without complications. However, students who feel they are in the high-risk category (individuals with lung disease, heart disease, severe asthma, diabetes or other chronic illnesses), or who simply wish to reduce the risk of acquiring influenza infection, may call the Student Health and Wellness Center at 410-516-8270 to schedule an appointment to receive the 1998-99 influenza virus vaccine.

Contraindications to receiving the current vaccine are limited to severe allergies to eggs and acute febrile illness. In the case of the latter, vaccination should be deferred until the illness has resolved. The optimal time to obtain a flu shot is mid-October, to allow adequate time (usually two to four weeks) for the necessary antibodies to develop.

There will be a $5 charge for the vaccine.

Tutorial Fundraiser -- The Tutorial Project will sponsor a Tupperware fundraiser to raise money for books and supplies.

To place an order, contact Nadine Finigan at 410-516-4777 for a catalog and order form or see a Tutorial Project organizer. To have an office party in order to donate the proceeds to the Tutorial Project, contact the number above to set up a time and date.

Pre-Retirement Planning -- WORKlife Programs is offering workshops designed for individuals in the middle stages of retirement planning--those who have 10 to 25 years until retirement. Topics will include retirement planning, asset allocation, annuities and investment management.

The workshops are scheduled for Monday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the East Baltimore campus, and Thursday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Homewood campus. Precise locations will be provided along with confirmation notice. For information, call 410-516-6609.

A Better, Safer Workout -- In honor of Physical Therapy Month, the Physical Therapy Department is offering free information sessions on the basics of exercise, how to use a gym ball for exercise and how to maximize workouts using treadmills, weights and exercise bikes. During the sessions, staff will be available to answer questions, demonstrate safe use and suggest creative workout options.

Maximizing workouts using treadmills, weights and exercise bikes will be the focus of sessions on Monday, Oct. 19, from noon to 1 p.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; and Monday, Oct. 26, from noon to 1 p.m., in 1-130 Meyer on the East Baltimore campus.

Sessions on using a gym ball will take place Friday, Oct. 23, from 8 to 9 a.m.; and Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., in 1-159 Osler on the East Baltimore campus.

An informal lecture describing the basics of exercise will take place on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 12:30 to 1 p.m. in 1-130 Meyer. For more information on all these sessions, call Julie Kreif at 410-955-4091.

Interactive Learning -- The Center for Training and Education is now offering interactive multimedia training. The Interactive Multimedia Training Program brings together video, audio, animation, text and graphics to make learning more dramatic, memorable and immediate.

The Interactive Multimedia Training workstation is located at the Center for Training and Education, Suite 2-1000, 2024 E. Monument St., and is available for use Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call the center at 410-614-6424.

Appreciate Your Custodian -- In honor of National Housekeepers Appreciation Week, Oct. 19 through Oct. 23, the university will honor its custodial staff. Stop by any departmental office, Merryman, Wolman or AMR2 to meet the custodial staff and enjoy free popcorn. To identify a building's custodians, contact Megeen Thomas at 410-516-8931.

Community Service Grants -- The Alumni Association's Community Service Grant Program provides funding to support students who create their own ventures in cooperation with existing volunteer organizations.

Past projects, in all divisions of the university, have included Teach Baltimore and Hands to the Homeless. The program was designed to provide learning experiences for Hopkins students and to foster positive relationships between the university and its surrounding communities.

For more information and for applications, call Rebecca Barnes in the Office of Alumni Relations at 410-516-0363. Applications for spring 1999 funding are due Dec. 1; summer and fall applications are due April 15.

Student Services Funding -- Created by the Alumni Association to promote the overall student experience in all eight academic divisions, the Student Services Funding Program supports student activities, events and programs. The committee encourages those programs that involve many students and, when possible, students from multiple divisions.

For more detailed information and applications, contact any of the following: Doug Warren, Arts and Sciences Alumni Office, 410-516-8722; Suzanne Foley, Engineering Alumni Office, 410-516-8723; Claudia Nichols, Continuing Studies Alumni Office, 410-516-7188; Rebecca Barnes, Office of Alumni Relations, 410-516-6333; Bill Tiefenwerth, Office of Volunteer Services, 410-516-4777. Applications for spring 1999 funding are due Dec. 1; for summer and fall 1999, April 15.