Award nomination deadline looms
Nominations are still being accepted for Institute awards to be presented at the annual Awards Convocation on May 13. The deadline for most nominations is Friday, March 21. Nominating procedures and deadlines vary for different awards, and some also have online nomination forms. For full descriptions of the awards and procedures, go to http://web.mit.edu/awards. Nominating letters may also be sent to the Awards Committee in Room W20-549.
Undergrad essay and traveler prizes
The deadline for submission of essays for the I. Austin Kelly III Essay Prizes and fellowship applications for Kelly-Douglas Traveling Fellowships is Wednesday, April 16 at 5 p.m. The two best historical, analytical or sociological essays of 15 to 30 pages written by full-time undergraduates will win $800. The number of $1,000 to $1,500 traveling fellowships awarded to MIT juniors will depend on the number of applicants who are committed to a worthy project in the humanities or arts that requires travel, preferably during the summer of 2003.
Guidelines for both competitions are available in the music and theater arts office in Room 4-246 and at http://web.mit.edu/mta/www/music/resources/kellyprize.html and http://web.mit.edu/mta/www/music/resources/kellytraveling.html.
Airport shuttle rides offered
The Parking and Transportation Office will once again provide airport shuttle service for spring break. Shuttles will leave from Kresge lot every 30 minutes on Friday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, March 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations are required; see the web site at http://web.mit.edu/parking for details and shuttle availability.
Library hours change for spring break
The MIT Libraries will have reduced hours during the spring vacation from March 22-30. Each library's opening times can be found at http://libraries.mit.edu/about/hours.html.
Quarter Century Club induction lunch
The MIT Quarter Century Club Induction Ceremony and Luncheon for new members will be held on Tuesday, April 1 at the Faculty Club (E52-6th floor) beginning at 11:45 a.m. New membership in the club is offered to the faculty, and administrative, research, support and service staff who will complete 25 years of service with the Institute by June 30. Those who believe they are eligible for membership but have not yet received an invitation to attend the Induction Luncheon may call the Community Services Office at 253-7914.
New Toastmasters chapter forms
A new chapter of Toastmasters International, open to all members of the MIT community, will meet Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. in Room 2-131. Toastmasters International helps people improve their public speaking skills. MIT hosts three other chapters that meet afternoons and on Saturday. For information, contact Ruth Levitsky at email@example.com or 253-3399, or visit http://web.mit.edu/personnel/toastmasters.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on March 19, 2003.