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:

Undergraduate Research Week will run from April 3-7 and include these events:

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.

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.

Photography for Development and Institute Relations will take place at the Red Door Cafe between 3 and 4 p.m. on Friday, January 20. This will not affect service.

Faculty and staff members, postdocs, and students can get a flu shot at the Student Health Center on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday from 8:30–10 a.m.

The Financial Aid Office and the Career Development Center are working together to expand the Federal Work-Study program.

As the California election season continues, it is worth drawing attention to a campus policy of timely interest.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Jennifer Howes on her promotion to Director of Health and Counseling Services.

I am pleased to announce that Kevin Gilmartin, Professor of English, has been appointed the Dean of Undergraduate Students effective July 1, 2016.

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