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08/15/2012

Family Night Dinner and Movie

The event will be held on Friday, October 26. Dinner will be served from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. on Beckman Mall. No tickets are required for the dinner. The animated film Madagascar 3 will be screened at 6 p.m. in Beckman Auditorium. Wristbands are required for admission to the movie. Wristbands will be distributed during the dinner for admission to the movie. For more information, call 395-1745.

Yo Gabba Gabba characters will be performing onstage, and Spiderman and Captain America will meet and greet families for photos during dinner!

08/14/2012

Dialup Services Retiring on 9/5/12

Effective September 5, 2012, Caltech dialup modem services, both local and 800 services, will be retired. This change will save Caltech time and money by allowing us to concentrate our efforts in maintaining only the most current networking services to the campus.

If you still use Caltech dialup for connecting to the Caltech network, please instead use an alternate method of accessing the internet (home dialup, DSL, or cable modem) with Caltech VPN in order to connect to the Caltech network. Information about Caltech VPN can be found at http://imss.caltech.edu/help/vpn.

If you have any questions about this, please contact the IMSS Help Desk at help@caltech.edu or 626-395-3500.

07/19/2012

access.caltech Improvements coming July 27

On July 27th, access.caltech will be updated with several improvements. The list of services will be better organized so you can more quickly and easily find what you need. Clearer descriptions and additional helpful information are also being added for all services. You can view these changes on July 27th by logging in at https://access.caltech.edu.

07/03/2012

Foothill Unity Center Back-to-School Drive

Only children of our low-income families are registered for this event.

Being ready for the important 1st day of school, gives a child a good start and maybe a better year. Funds are needed to buy uniforms, backpacks, etc. (estimated @ only $60 per child). "

Human Resources is accepting donations from July 3 to July 31 in the HR office at 399 South Holliston Avenue. Please bring your items to the front desk Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some of the items needed are:

* Mechanical pencils * Colored pencils (24 ct) * 12" Rulers * Calculators (Regular & Scientific) * Highlighters * Color markers (8 ct) * Scissors (Round tip & Pointed) * Blue & Black ballpoint pens * New Backpacks * 3 ring binders * Crayons (24 ct.) * Single - spiral notebooks * Glue sticks/Glue * Erasers (large pink) * Pencil sharpeners * Filler paper 3-hole (College & Wide-ruled)

NEW Clothing needed: Boys & Girls Socks; Girls' underwear and boys boxer shorts.

If you have questions, contact Christine Boyle at 626-395-1745 or christine.boyle@caltech.edu.

06/28/2012

Huntington Hospital Blood Drive

Donors will receive $5 Coupons for Ernie's Truck! To schedule an appointment, please call: 626.397.5796

For questions, please call Christine Boyle at 626-395-1745

06/28/2012

Matlab Toolbox Usage Survey

IMSS would like your input on the specific Matlab Toolbox licenses that you use for your Caltech work. Your feedback is essential in helping us decide which licenses we will continue to maintain. To take the survey, please visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/J89QRQP. Survey participants can enter to win a $100 amazon.com gift card.

06/27/2012

Don't Be Fooled By Messages Asking For Your Caltech Username And Password

Many campus users are receiving email claiming to come from an IT support group (sometimes even IMSS or the Help Desk), asking for the user's password and other private information, or requesting that you "verify your account" by logging into a website. Please be aware that this is a form of security attack known as "phishing" designed to fool users into giving their usernames and passwords to an attacker. Please do not reply to these messages or visit any websites they may refer to. IMSS does not recommend providing usernames and passwords by email, and IMSS will never ask users for their passwords by email or by phone under any circumstances. When visiting a website, be sure to check the address bar on your browser to confirm that the site you're visiting is the one you were expecting. If you receive any confusing or worrisome email messages about any of your Caltech accounts, we strongly recommend contacting the IMSS Help Desk (395-3500 or help@caltech.edu) or your local system administrator. In the event that your password is exposed to an attacker, please be sure never to use that password again, for any purpose, and particularly never for the account it once belonged to.

06/13/2012

Maple License Server Retiring

On July 12, 2012, the Maple license server that hosts Maple 11, 12, and 13 will be retired. This means that all network installations of Maple 11, 12, and 13 will cease to function at that time. Note that standalone installations for Maple 11, 12, and 13 will not be affected. If you are still using network Maple 11, 12, or 13, please begin using either the network installation of Maple 14, or any other standalone version. Current versions of Maple can be downloaded from http://software.caltech.edu. If you have any questions about this, please contact IMSS Software Licensing (software@caltech.edu.)

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