The Johns Hopkins Gazette: April 30, 2001
Apr 30-
May 7

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

JHFCU Annual Meeting -- The annual meeting for the Johns Hopkins Federal Credit Union will be held Tues., May 8, beginning at 5:15 p.m. in the Glass Pavilion on the Homewood campus. Members can enjoy hors d'oeuvres and visit credit union information tables. The evening includes a brief business meeting for the nomination of candidates for the board of directors and a vote. Door prizes will be awarded to members at the end of the evening. To R.S.V.P., contact Bobbie Servant at 410-955-4500, ext 261.

Get in Shape for Summer! -- The Recreational Sports Department is offering summer aerobics classes from May 14 through June 29. Classes will be held in the ROTC gym. Daily classes include a variety of step classes, cardio kickboxing, aerobic/line dance and relaxing yoga. Cost is $55 for staff, $30 for students. Obtain registration forms from the Athletic Center's office, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or call 410-516-7490 for more information.

Weight Watchers at Work -- The Department of Occupational Health Services and the Office of Benefits Administration are offering a "Weight Watchers at Work" program to JHU faculty and staff. The sessions will take place Tuesdays, from noon to 1 p.m. or from 1 to 2 p.m., beginning May 1 and continuing through July 3. Cost is $90 for the 10-week session. For more information or to register, call 410-516-0450.

Attention Juniors and Sophomores -- The Honors Program in Humanistic Studies is looking for humanities majors interested in pursuing an individual interdisciplinary project starting fall 2001.

The program offers well-qualified undergraduates with high GPAs an opportunity to do independent research in their junior and/or senior years. Students who complete the program and whose final essays are accepted by the Honors Board will be awarded honors at graduation. Students who enroll in the program in their junior year may also apply to the department's concurrent B.A./M.A. program at the beginning of their senior year.

Application forms and more information are available at the Humanities Center office, 113 Gilman, or write to Oleg Gelikman c/o the center; or e-mail

Hazard Communication Training -- The Office of Health, Safety and Environment offers training programs to educate Hopkins personnel about maintaining safe work environments. Two programs are offered on a routine basis on the Homewood campus.

Hazard communication training helps employees find information associated with any material in their workplace. The training is required by federal and state law for all employees on a onetime basis. Employees hired in 1998, 1999 and 2000 received the training if they attended new employee orientation. All other employees should attend one of the hazard communication training sessions, scheduled to take place on the second Wednesday of each month at 3 p.m. in the Arellano Theater in Levering Union.

JHU employees who handle or are exposed to materials containing blood or body fluids as part of their normal duties must attend a bloodborne pathogen training session once a year. This training, mandated by federal and state law and Johns Hopkins University policy, takes place at 3:30 p.m. in Arellano Theater in Levering Union.

The final scheduled date for the hazard communication and bloodborne pathogen safety training programs, is Wed., May 9. For more information, call the Office of Health, Safety and Environment at 410-516-8798.