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10/31/2011

United Way HomeWalk Sign-up and Bake Sale

Caltech will again be participating in the 5K HomeWalk, which is part of United Way's year-round campaign to end homelessness in the Los Angeles area. The walk begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 19, at Exposition Park in Los Angeles. We have formed Team Caltech and will have special T-shirts for all participants. A bake sale and sign-up table will be on campus Wednesday, November 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Winnett Quad near the Bookstore. Register at the table or online at www.homewalkla.org. The L.A. Lakers' Kobe Bryant will serve as the Honorary Chair of HomeWalk 2011! This was a fun event last year, and we hope another big group turns out this time.

10/28/2011

Flu Shots Still Available

Staff, faculty, postdocs, and students can get a free seasonal/H1N1 flu shots in the student health center while supplies last. The shots will be available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and from 1 to 2 p.m. and on Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. only. If you are pregnant or have a preexisting medical condition, please bring written consent from your doctor to receive the flu shot. You must bring a valid Caltech ID.

10/10/2011

United Way Campaign

Caltech's United Way Campaign for 2012 will run through November 18. Pledges may be made online at www.access.caltech.edu. Members of the community are encouraged to pledge to three Caltech agencies;the Caltech Y, the Children's Center at Caltech, and the Child Educational Center. You can also pledge to the United Way's "Creating Pathways Out of Poverty" plan. If you have questions, contact Christine Boyle at christine.boyle@caltech.edu or 395-1745.

10/07/2011

Annual Benefits Fair

This year's Benefits Fair will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19, at Dabney Hall and Gardens. Members of the Caltech community will have the opportunity to meet representatives from the different benefits carriers. To schedule a confidential one-on-one financial counseling session with a TIAA-CREF consultant, go to tiaa-cref.org/caltech or call 800-732-8353. The Caltech Benefits Office will be there to answer questions regarding your annual enrollment, dependent certification and documentation requirements, and the new Health Savings Plan. For more information, call Michelle Case at 626-395-8383.

10/06/2011

Flu Shot Clinic

This year's Benefits Fair and Flu Shot Clinic will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October, 19, at Dabney Hall and Gardens. The flu shot will contain both the seasonal and H1N1 vaccination. You must show your Caltech ID to receive a shot. If you are pregnant or have a preexisting medical condition, please bring written consent from your doctor to receive the flu shot. It is anticipated that enough shots have been ordered so you can come any time before 3 p.m. to get your shot.

10/06/2011

Caltech Ranked #2 for Roof Top Solar

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education has annonced that Caltech is home to the second largest roof-top solar installation among universities in the United States.

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