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HomeWalk Sign-Up Table

On Monday, October 15th from 11:00am to 2:00pm there will be a Sign-Up Table in the Winnett Quad by the Bookstore for anyone who would like to sign up to join in the United Way's Annual 5K walk to end homelessness. The donation is $25.00 and you can register to join "TEAM CALTECH" and be a runner, a walker or a "virtual" walker.

The event will take place on Saturday, November 17th at Exposition Park. You will receive a "Team Caltech" T-Shirt for registering. This event will feature, once again Kobe Bryant as the Honorary Chairman! Come out and join the fun in support of this effort to address the homeless population of Greater L.A.

For questions, please contact Christine Boyle at



Caltech/JPL Family Night Dinner and Movie

Friday, October 26 our Annual Family Night Dinner will be held on the Beckman Mall for all faculty, staff and postdocs and their families.

Please get wristbands for the movie starting at 4:30pm, before getting in line for dinner, as seating in the Auditorium is limited. Children under 2 years of age do not need wristbands.

Dinner will be served from 4:30pm to 5:45pm. The movie, "Madagascar 3" will start at 6:00pm.

This event marks the kickoff of our 2013 United Way Campaign.

Please come, bring the family,  and enjoy this wonderful event!

For questions please contact Christine Boyle at 626-395-1745 or email



United Way Campaign

Caltech's 2013 United Way Campaign will run from October 15 through November 19.

You can pledge online by going to and clicking on 2013 United Way.

You can designate the agencies you would like to donate to and you can elect to have payroll deductions or elect to send a one-time check.

The kickoff of the campaign will be Family Night Dinner on Friday, October 26.

If you need assistance with pledging and/or want to know the name of your department/division United Way Ambassador, please contact Christine Boyle at 625-395-1745 or email


Weight Watchers At Work

Weight Watchers At Work Program Back By Popular Demand

The Caltech HR Total Rewards team is happy to bring the Weight Watchers At Work Program to campus as part of the ongoing Science of Well-Being series.  Start losing weight and live healthier with Weight Watchers!  With the Weight Watchers Monthly Pass Program, you will have access to meetings at Caltech and in your community, plus free eTools, the internet weight-loss companion.  The discounted Monthly Pass Program rate is $39.95.  Weekly meetings will be held on Wednesdays, beginning October 10th from noon to 1 p.m. in the Kerckhoff building (room 024).  For more information, contact or


Benefits Annual Enrollment starts October 8.

This year we're going green! Instead of receiving a paper enrollment kit, you'll find all your benefits information on our new Benefits Website, which goes live October 8. (Staff who don't have computer access at Caltech will still receive paper enrollment kits.) What's for an e-mail from with more information and a link to the new Benefits Website.


2013 Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)

The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) is open to Caltech faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate students who have dependent children age ten (10) or under. The CCAP application period for 2013 awards is running now through October 1, 2012. Details & the online application are available at Those who do not have on-line access may use the computer kiosks in HR at 399 S. Holliston to access the information.


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!


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


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


57th Annual Staff Service Awards

Caltech's annual Staff Service Awards ceremony will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at Beckman Auditorium on Thursday, June 7. Caltech will honor over 200 staff members with service ranging from 10 to 45 years. Additionally, the winner of the sixth annual Thomas W. Schmitt Staff Prize will be named. A reception in the Beckman Institute courtyard will follow the ceremony. All members of the Caltech community are encouraged to attend.

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