November 8, 2010

Notices — November 8, 2010

MLK Jr. Community Service Award Nominations — Organizers of the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Celebration are calling for nominations of faculty, staff, graduate students and retirees for the 2010 Martin Luther King Jr. Award for Community Service. Recipients who demonstrate the spirit of volunteerism, citizenship and activism that characterized King’s life will be recognized at the annual commemoration event, to be held in January.

To submit a nomination, go to The deadline is Nov. 15. For more information, university affiliates should contact Amanda Sciukas at or 443-997-7000. Employees of the hospital/health system should contact Christina Pickle at or 410-614-3721.

Season of Giving — During the holiday season, the Office of Work, Life and Engagement is inviting the Johns Hopkins community to help the less fortunate by participating in its Season of Giving programs.

In November, a $20 donation to the JHU Vernon Rice Memorial Butterball Turkey Program will provide a food basket, containing a fresh turkey and vegetables from local and free-range farms, to a family in need for the Thanksgiving holiday.

During December, faculty, staff, students and retirees can participate in the Adopt-a-Family/Adopt-a-Senior program, conducted in partnership with local nonprofit social services agencies. Participants can provide gifts, clothing and/or grocery store gift cards to individuals who may not otherwise receive or be able to afford gifts during the holiday.

To participate or to learn more about the programs, go to or contact Brandi Monroe-Payton at or 443-997-6060.