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06/21/2017

Metro Bike Share is coming to Caltech

Metro Bike Share is coming to Caltech.

What is it?

Metro Bike Share is a new transportation system that is currently operated in Downtown Los Angeles with 61 stations and over 700 bicycles available for check out for easy, and convenient point to point trips.

Two Metro Bike Share Stations are coming to campus. Caltech East, located on San Pasqual and Holliston, and Caltech West located on Wilson and San Pasqual. Installation will be June 27 and 28th. Metro Bike Share is a great way to get to and from Metro Bus and Rail. Bike sharing is a fun option for exploring areas of the city that are too far to walk to, but too close for driving, train, or bus.

Two ways to pay, in person or online. Rent it. Ride it. Return it to any station. Download the Metro Bike Share mobile app for iPhone and Android devices, which provides real-time availability and locations of stations and bikes.

Pricing

Monthly Pass $20.00/month

Flex Pass $40.00/year

Walk up $3.50/30 minutes (this option will be available August 1st)

More Info

For pass sales, station map, or more info go to Metro.Net/Bikeshare. To join the mailing list email Support@bikeshare.metro.net or call/text (844) 857-BIKE (844-857-2453, or Kristina.Valenzuela@caltech.edu.

06/15/2017

Break Through campaign update

 June 15, 2017


Dear Friends and Colleagues,
 

Break Through: The Caltech Campaign was publicly launched in April 2016. To mark its first anniversary, I am pleased to share a story highlighting our progress on this ambitious fundraising initiative. I invite you to learn more about the programs and people across campus who have been touched by the campaign, and how campaign gifts are empowering our scholars to change the world. I am sure you will recognize some familiar faces. You can read the story here.
 
I am also pleased to report this additional news: The Break Through campaign 
has raised over $1.43 billion to date, officially surpassing the total raised during Caltech's last campaign. Such an extraordinary accomplishment, so early on in our effort, signals how deeply the Institute's mission is resonating with alumni and friends, old and new. In fact, of those who have made gifts to the campaign, nearly 30 percent are first-time donors. This is a promising step toward broadening the base of donors who support Caltech.

Thank you for the important role you play in our Break Through campaign. Please feel free to pass this good news on, and do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions about the campaign.
 
Sincerely,



Brian K. Lee
Vice President for Development and Institute Relations


06/08/2017

Totem 2017 has arrived!

Totem, Caltech's literary and visual arts magazine, is now available. Totem will be at a table outside of Chandler/old Red Door tomorrow, Fri. June 9, with copies of the magazine from 12-1 pm.

If you cannot make it at this time, we would be happy to arrange another time for you to receive one. Feel free to email us (totem@caltech.edu) if you would like a copy delivered to you or mailed to your MSC. The magazine will be on our website shortly (totem.caltech.edu). Thanks!

05/04/2017

New Service from IMSS: Mail Protection Gateway

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,  

IMSS is implementing an email security service called the Mail Protection Gateway (MPG), provided by Cisco Email Security. With its increased accuracy, this service helps protect against advanced email threats and reduce unsolicited email (spam). The MPG will be an additional tool to help fight against spammers and hackers.      

What you need to know  

Schedule: Effective May 23rd at 5:30 PM, all @caltech.edu email addresses will begin using this service.    

MPG Quarantine Overview  

  • Receive a weekly summary on Monday mornings with information about new items in your quarantine  

  • Suspected spam is quarantined for up to 45 days   

  • Direct access to view your quarantined items at any time at https://quarantine.caltech.edu (bookmark for easy reference)  

Please keep in mind that the MPG Quarantine is not the same as the spam folder in your email application. Your email application (Outlook, Thunderbird, Mac Mail, etc.) may classify email as spam independently of this service, therefore you should continue to check your local spam folder.     

Also note that messages containing .zip attachments will no longer be restricted unless malicious content is detected.    

If you have questions or require assistance, please contact the Help Desk at x3500, help@caltech.edu, or at https://help.caltech.edu (request type IMSS > Email & Calendar > Mail Protection Gateway).   

Thank you,     

IMSS MPG Project Team  

 

05/04/2017

Caltech Annual Bike to Work Day 2017

On Thursday May 18, 2017 Caltech Security/Commuter Services invite you to celebrate bicycling as a clean, fun, and healthy way to get to work. Ride your bike to campus on Bike to Work Day for a free breakfast while supplies last.

Thursday May 18, 2017

9:00 am-11:00 am

Sustainability Park located on Wilson Ave.

Free breakfast while supplies last

May is Bike Month, and your Southern California's transportation agencies are rolling out special events all month long. Upcoming activities include free fares on transit for bicyclists, group rides, prizes, rallies and dozens of "pit stops" where cyclists can stop along the commute for refreshments and more.

For additional events going on around Caltech see links below:

Los Angeles

Metrolink http://www.metrolinktrains.com

Metro:https://www.metro.net/riding/bikes/

Orange

http://www.octa.net/Bike/Overview/

Riverside/San Bernardino

http://gohumansocal.org

http://www.omnitrans.org/

https://www.ie511.org/iecommuter/

Ventura

https://www.goventura.org/

For additional information contact Kristina Valenzuela, Alternative Transportation Administrator,  Kristina.Valenzuela@caltech.edu.

03/31/2017

Totem Submissions Due April 7

Totem, Caltech's literary and visual arts magazine, is receiving submissions now for the 2017 issue.

Submissions to Totem 2017 are due 11:59 pm on April 7 to totem@caltech.edu. Anyone affiliated with Caltech is welcome to participate. Information that should be included with submissions:

  • name (or anonymous)
  • title
  • medium

Works accepted include photographs, poetry, prose, etc. Photographs should be at least 300 dpi. 

For more information, please see totem.caltech.edu or www.facebook.com/CaltechTotem.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at totem@caltech.edu.

03/23/2017

Supervisors Encouraged to Lead Violence Prevention Exercises

The Caltech Crisis Management Council is urging supervisors to lead their teams in tabletop exercises this spring focusing on how to prepare for, mitigate, and respond to incidents of violence on campus. Training and information about conducting these exercises will be provided to interested supervisors on April 3 and April 10. Both sessions will be held from 2-3 p.m. in Crellin 151.

To participate in a session or learn more visit www.emergencypreparedness.caltech.edu

03/10/2017

Smoking on the Caltech Campus

In response to questions from members of our community regarding smoking on campus, Caltech is participating in an educational campaign to remind our community of the existing municipal codes around smoking in and around buildings.

All individuals on the Caltech campus, including residents, employees, and visitors are subject to adhere to the Pasadena Municipal Code, which includes specific regulations on tobacco use. The city ordinance (8.78) prohibits smoking in all enclosed workplaces, in and around multiunit housing complexes, and within 20 feet of all campus building doorways, windows, and vents. Smoking is further prohibited (ordinance 8.78.085) in all common areas of multiunit housing complexes, such as our student houses, the Catalina Apartments, and other rental properties owned by Caltech. It is important that all members of our community abide by local laws and respect those who wish to avoid secondhand smoke.

Our intent with this communication about smoking is to ensure that all Caltech community members have an appropriate environment where personal choices are not inhibited. It is incumbent upon all community members to be respectful of personal tobacco choices. Likewise, those who choose to use tobacco should attempt to minimize its impact on others, and those choosing to avoid tobacco products should take steps to ensure their own comfort.

Finally, for those who are struggling with tobacco use and would like to quit, Caltech's health care plans offer smoking cessation programs when requested. For Caltech community members who do not participate in our health care plans, alternative plans (e.g., the American Lung Association's Freedom From Smoking program) are available. Please use the following link to get more information on how to stop smoking: https://benefits.caltech.edu/quitsmoking

Caltech is a campus where everyone who lives, studies, and works must experience a welcoming environment. One important part of such an environment requires us to ensure the full rights of individuals within the laws of our society. 

If you have any questions about this announcement, please contact Ken Hargreaves

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