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Camp Newman Finds New Home at Cal Maritime

Courtesy of URJ Camp Newman

Union for Reform Judaism Camp Newman is going to be held on the Cal Maritime campus starting June 1, with staff members moving for training, then on June 18 when the rest of the 700+  campers move into the res halls.

Activities for the camp will take place all throughout campus. On Fridays, Camp Newman will host Shabbat at the dining center, followed by a dance party at the quad open to the community.

Camp Newman's usual Santa Rosa facility was devastated by the wildfires that swept through Northern California last October, prompting the need for a new location.

"What the wildfire has shown us is how strong and resilient we are as a community," said Rabbi Erin Mason, Camp Newman director. "Almost immediately, everyone rallied around us. The result was that in just a short amount of time, we found a beautiful site for Camp Newman's summer 2018 — Cal Maritime's superb campus. We're calling it ‘Newman by the Bay.' "

Cal Maritime Team Wins U.S. Department of Energy Wind Competition

Werner Slocum / NREL / DOE

An interdisciplinary team from Cal Maritime is the overall winner at the 2018 U.S. Department of Energy's Collegiate Wind Competition. The group also took home the top prize for turbine testing.

A panel of wind industry experts named Cal Maritime the overall winner of the competition with the highest cumulative scores in all categories. The team's turbine will be displayed at DOE headquarters in Washington, D.C., in the coming months.

The competition was held at American Wind Energy Association WINDPOWER in Chicago, Illinois, May 8–10. Competing teams from 12 universities designed and built a model wind turbine based on market research and siting considerations, developed a business plan to market the products, and tested the turbines against a set of rigorous performance criteria.

"The students participating in the Collegiate Wind Competition represent the best and brightest that our nation has to offer," said Tim Unruh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Power at DOE. "As the U.S. wind industry continues to grow, the Collegiate Wind Competition provides unique, hands-on training and an opportunity to help launch the careers of the next generation of wind energy professionals."

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Taking a Page out of the Bookshop

This summer, Cal Maritime's bookstore is being rethought and reimagined as part of a transition to a self-operated shop.

"We now have complete control over the programming and merchandise for the store," said associate vice president of enterprise services Mark Goodrich. "This will give us the option to customize our product line to a greater extent, including the addition of new and different products."

As part of the transition, the campus is considering new names for the store, to be finalized later in the summer.
"Our goal is to create a campus store that fills many needs, not just a bookstore," said Goodrich. "The name should reflect the nature of the new identity. We've also hired two employees who have past experience in Cal Maritime's bookstore, and both have experience working in self-operated bookstores as well."

As part of the transition, Cal Maritime has partnered with Long Beach State's 49er Bookshops. The shops on that campus have been self-operated since the beginning.

"We're tapping their experience and knowledge to refine our textbook, merchandising, and branding strategies within the self-operated shop," explained Goodrich.

Over the next year, visitors to the bookstore – both online and in person – will see an evolution in the products and services that are offered.

During construction, the bookstore will be open for limited hours. 

The bookstore is scheduled to open with normal business hours starting July 1.

Commencement 2018

This year's commencement ceremony marked graduation day for 224 students receiving bachelor's degrees and 19 graduate students. View more pictures >> 

USS Emory naval vessel coming to Vallejo, May 31


You are invited to help welcome the USS Emory to Vallejo's Mare Island Dry Dock this Thursday 5/31. She is *expected* to arrive at 1 p.m., but festivities (including food trucks!) will begin at noon along the waterfront, specifically Independence Park and all way down to Mare Island Brewing Company & the Front Room. Everyone is asked to come show their support, wearing red, white & blue, and waving flags! 

As a Cal Maritime employee, a very special invitation is extended to you to attend a Welcome Reception 5:30 – 7:30 at the Mare Island Museum, on Mare Island. Come meet the crew and welcome them to town! There will be wine and beer provided by Mare Island Brewing Company, Napa Smith Brewery, Savage & Cook, and Castello di Amarosa.

Quick Pics


During the stop in Samoa, representatives from Samoan government departments and environmental organizations toured the Golden Bear and learned about ballast water treatment work being done by staff and students through the Golden Bear Facility.

  The Ancient Mariner Regatta was held at Cal Maritime during Memorial Day weekend. Sea Scouts, Mariner Scouts, and Venture Crews competed in six all ship events and nineteen team events.
Dr. Colin Dewey, along with several Cal Maritime alumni, attended the Maritime Day observance at the International Maritime Center in Oakland, CA.



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