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09/23/2016

Dr. Jennifer Howes Named Director of Health and Counseling Services

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Jennifer Howes on her promotion to Director of Health and Counseling Services. Jennifer has very ably served as the acting Director for the past eight months and had been a Staff Psychologist and Liaison to Residential Life at Caltech since 2011. Jennifer holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and has extensive experience in working with our students as well as the larger Caltech community.

The resources and services provided by the Health and Counseling Centers are essential components of our approach to providing a safe and healthy environment at Caltech. The leadership of the Director and the efforts of our dedicated staff are key factors in creating and maintaining this environment. I am looking forward to continuing my work with Jennifer and her team, and supporting the ongoing development of Health and Counseling Services.

 

Joseph E. Shepherd
Vice President for Student Affairs;
C. L. "Kelly" Johnson Professor of Aeronautics and Mechanical Engineering

09/23/2016

Kevin Gilmartin Appointed as Dean of Undergraduate Students

I am pleased to announce that Kevin Gilmartin, Professor of English, has been appointed the Dean of Undergraduate Students effective July 1, 2016. Kevin is an accomplished scholar and author who brings to this position twenty-five years of experience in teaching and mentoring our students. A recipient of Caltech's highest honor in teaching, the Feynman Prize, Kevin has shown a keen interest in the welfare of our undergraduate students in and outside of the classroom. I look forward to working with Kevin. Please join me in welcoming him to the Undergraduate Dean's office.

I thank Barbara Green for her outstanding efforts as the Interim Dean over the past year. Barbara will be returning to her regular position as Associate Dean in July. We are indebted to her for her work with our students and service to the Institute. Please join me in thanking her for being so willing and committed to the success of our undergraduate student body.

 

Joseph E. Shepherd
Vice President of Student Affairs
C. L. "Kelly" Johnson Professor of Aeronautics and Mechanical Engineering

07/20/2016

Theater Arts Caltech and EXPLiCIT Announce Their 6th Annual Summer Show

In this exuberant revival of Shakespeare's beloved Much Ado About Nothing, EXPLiCIT transports you to Italy in July, 1944. Rome has just been liberated by the Allies and, for Sicily at least, the war is over and the populace begins rebuilding their lives.

This setting allows for a delightful romp in the park, as the players present a riotous, fun-filled evening punctuated by swing dancing and 1940s Big Band dance music.

The performance, presented outside on a beautiful stage behind the Caltech Alumni House, is directed by Mark Kozlowski, Caltech PhD student in Chemistry.

WHEN:  August 5, 6, 7 and August 11, 12, 13 at 7:30pm (view calendar)

WHERE: The Caltech Alumni House, 345 S. Hill Ave, Pasadena

TICKETS: available at the door, $5 students, $10 general. For reservations email explicit@caltech.edu

04/29/2016

Techstock 2.0 Coming May 28th!

Announcing Techstock 2016, the latest and greatest edition of Caltech/JPL's very own Battle of the Bands!

This May 28th, come compete against your professors, Mars rover drivers, and future tech billionaires for ultimate glory, $1000 in prize money, and a year of bragging rights as Caltech/JPL's finest musical talent.

Rules:

  1. Bands must consist of at least two people, at least one of whom must be Caltech- or JPL-affiliated
  2. One person can at most be in two bands.
  3. Two bands can have at most one person in common.
  4. The winner will be decided by a panel of judges.

Sign your band online by April 30.

No band? No problem! Come and enjoy the music.

RSVP on Facebook

02/29/2016

Just Added! Wednesday Performance of "Boldly Go!"

Due to the overwhelming popularity of this past weekends premiere performances of Boldly Go!, an original musical parody of Star Trek, Theater Arts at Caltech has just added a performance this Wednesday, March 2nd, at 7:30 p.m.

Details for this and all remaining performances of the production can be found on the Public Events calendar for March.

Discounted tickets for the Caltech family (students, staff, faculty, Caltech Associates, Friends of Beckman Auditorium) may be purchased by calling the Ticket Office at 626-395-4652.

01/27/2016

February 1: Credit Cards Accepted for Dining and Store Purchases

Beginnning February 1 Chandler Café and the convenience store will be accepting credit cards. Café at Broad and the Red Door will be forthcoming. Stay tuned!

The following cards will be accepted:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Discover
  • American Express

International cards will also be accepted, so long as they are Visa or Mastercard.

Charges under $25 will not require a signature.

12/14/2015

Totem Contest

Totem—Caltech's literary and visual arts magazine—is having a contest! The deadline is January 8, 2016, and the contest theme is dreams (interpret how you would like). We are accepting all literary and visual art.

There will be two winners—one for visual, one for literary. Each winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card, as well as publication in Totem and The Tech.

This contest is separate from our general call for submissions for the magazine during third term. However, feel free to submit contest entries also to the magazine—we accept magazine submissions all year.

Entries from anyone affiliated with Caltech—students, faculty, staff, postdocs, alumni—are welcome.

Please send questions and submissions to totem@caltech.edu.

12/03/2015

Caltech Spirit Photo Contest

Keeping an Ion your Caltech spirit!

Submit a photo to show us your Caltech spirit—however you want to define it—and you might win a grab bag of Caltech-themed prizes. This contest will run from November 30 until end of day Monday, January 4.

The winning photo will be published in the January 11 issue of Ion Caltech.

  • Only Ion Caltech subscribers are eligible to participate.
  • Multiple submissions per person are welcome.
  • The contest will run until 5 p.m. January 4.
  • The winning name will be revealed in the January 11 newsletter.
  • The contest's winner will be determined by a judging panel.
 

10/05/2015

Call for Nominations: Richard P. Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching

The Feynman Prize is endowed through the generosity of Ione and Robert E. Paradise, with additional contributions from a local anonymous couple, to honor annually a professor who demonstrates, in the broadest sense, unusual ability, creativity, and innovation in undergraduate and graduate classroom or laboratory teaching. 

Nominations for the Feynman Teaching Prize are welcome from faculty, students, postdoctoral scholars, staff, and alumni.

Guidelines for the prize, as well as past recipients, can be found on the provost's website at http://provost.caltech.edu/FeynmanTeachingPrize/.

Please submit detailed nomination packages to the Provost's Office by December 15, 2015.

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