Commemoration Day event rescheduled for
With bad weather forecast for Feb. 22, Commemoration
Day, the administration decided to
reschedule the party planned for that day.
The celebration of the university's 132nd birthday
will now take place from noon to 2 p.m. on
Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the lobby of Levering Union,
Homewood campus. Cake will be served, and all
who attend are encouraged to wear Johns Hopkins
paraphernalia. The first 500 students with ID who
do so will receive long-sleeved T-shirts bearing the
likeness of Johns Hopkins himself.
FSRP offers discounted tickets for shows at Hippodrome
Discounted tickets for upcoming shows at the
Hippodrome Theatre/France-Merrick Performing
Arts Center are now available for Johns Hopkins affiliates,
courtesy of the Office of
and Retiree Programs. Tickets purchased online by
Friday, Feb. 29, will be priced 10 percent to 20
percent off regular admission on a variety of seating
options for The Musical Adventures of Flat
Stanley, 6:30 p.m. on March 13; The Ten Tenors, 6:30 p.m.
on March 16; David Copperfield--An
Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion, 6 p.m. on March 22; and
Camelot, 8 p.m. on March 26 and 6:30 p.m.
on March 30.
To buy tickets, go to
www.jhu.edu/hr1/fsrp/promo.html and click on
Merrick Performing Arts Center. A Johns Hopkins e-mail
address must be used when ordering.
For theater information, go to
www.france-merrickpac.com, or call the main office at
410-837-7400 or the box office at 410-752-7444.
Nursing's Birth Companions program honored with
Premier Inc. and its member hospitals have again
recognized the Johns
School of Nursing Birth Companions program for its
advocacy, education and support in improving
maternal and newborn outcomes for Baltimore's underserved
The program was one of six organizations nationally
recognized as a finalist for the 16th annual
Monroe E. Trout Premier Cares Award, which honors exemplary
efforts by not-for-profit
organizations to improve access to health care for the
underserved. Representatives from the Birth
Companions program were recognized and presented with a
cash award of $24,000 during Premier's
recent annual Governance Education Conference.
Since 1999, nursing students trained as birth
companions have provided free doula care to poor
women in the greater Baltimore area. The students partner
with mothers before birth, throughout
labor and after birth with emotional, informational and
"Through the Birth Companions program, our students
have outstanding opportunities to learn
and use their skills in serving families, and [it] has
enhanced the community outreach focus of the
school," said instructor Shirley Van Zandt.
Expectant mothers working with birth companions are
less likely to have pre-term or low birth
weight newborns. The student nurses benefit from learning
about the diverse health needs and health
care preferences among different ethnic populations.
Betty Jordan, assistant professor in Community Public
Health Nursing, coordinates the program.
WMAR to broadcast program on Johns Hopkins Children's
To help raise awareness of the medi- cal achievements
at Hopkins Children's, WMAR has
donated air time for a program titled "Johns Hopkins
Children's Center: Today's Discoveries,
Tomorrow's Cures," to be aired at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb.
29, and 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, the
same weekend as the 19th annual Radiothon on MIX 106.5. The
hour features inspirational patient
stories that highlight the center's faculty and staff, and
viewers will be encouraged to make a
donation by calling 410-823-1065 or by logging onto
SoN to hold memorial service today for Jeannine
The School of
Nursing will celebrate the life of Jeannine Baker,
former director of the Office
of Student Financial Services, at a memorial service to be
held today, Feb. 25. Baker died from brain
cancer on Jan. 17 at the age of 58. The event is scheduled
for 4 p.m. in the Carpenter Room. To RSVP,
Faculty, students, staff and friends from throughout
Johns Hopkins are encouraged to attend,
and to share their memories of Baker through photos and
written anecdotes that will be compiled in a
memory book for her family. Those unable to attend may send
items for the book to Phyllis Wilcox at
the Office of Student Financial Services.
SAIS Black History Month event to feature Rep. Charles
Charles B. Rangel, Democratic congressman from New
York and chairman of the House
Committee on Ways and Means, will be the featured speaker
at a Black History Month celebration
hosted by SAIS at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Rangel will
speak about international trade policy.
The event, sponsored by the SAIS African Diaspora
Association and SAIS Trade Club student
groups, will be held in the Nitze Building's Kenney
Auditorium. Non-SAIS affiliates should RSVP to
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