Cal Poly Report

Cal Poly Report - April 7, 2010


Mustang Daily Student Newspaper Wins Awards

The Mustang Daily was named the College Newspaper of the Year for the second consecutive year March 27 at the College Newspapers Business and Advertising Managers (CNBAM) annual convention in Los Angeles. In addition, student Andrew Santos-Johnson, an Art and Design senior, was honored as the Advertising Designer of the Year at the convention, and Erika Powers, an Agriculture Business junior, was named the Advertising Sales Representative of the Year.
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Center for Sustainability Launch Party Scheduled for Earth Day

The College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) will launch its Center for Sustainability with a Wine and Tapas event Thursday, April 22. The celebration takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Neon Carrot in San Luis Obispo and will feature Cal Poly wines accompanied with appetizers prepared with Cal Poly foods. The event is free and open to the public. Neon Carrot owner and chef Maegen Loring will prepare the food and will be on hand to interact with guests.
Read more about the celebration

photo of 1941 student body leadersCSU Nisei Project Underway at Cal Poly

Cal Poly is looking for Japanese-American alumni who had their education interrupted by relocation to internment camps during World War II. The California State University Board of Trustees voted unanimously in September to award Special Honorary Bachelor of Humane Letters degrees to CSU students of Japanese ancestry whose college educations were disrupted by their forced internment. Cal Poly has been identified as one of six CSU campuses that had such students.
Read more about the CSU Nisei Project
Photo: Cal Poly student government officers, 1941


New Degree: Fire Protection Engineering

The Cal Poly Academic Senate recently approved a new master’s degree program in Fire Protection Engineering (FPE) – one of only three such programs in the nation and the only one on the West Coast. Based in the College of Engineering, the multidisciplinary program will be administered by Cal Poly Continuing Education and University Outreach. The FPE program will be open to students starting Fall 2010 both on campus and online, in order to accommodate working professionals.
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Faculty and Staff

Catastrophic Leave Drive for Korey Long

A personal catastrophic leave drive has been authorized for Korey Long, an administrative support coordinator in Academic Affairs Technical Services. Those wishing to donate vacation and/or sick leave to help Long remain in full-pay status during an extended leave of absence should contact David Mason, Academic Affairs Technical Services, at ext. 6-6258 or to request a donation form.

Wanted: Your Success Stories

The world wants to know about the cool things Cal Poly people are up to. And we in Public Affairs want to let everyone know about your success. Are you doing innovative research? Creating a new way of doing something? What success are our students involved in? Any awards lately? Grants received? Book published? Special lecture given? We’re interested in stories we can share with donors, prospective donors, local media, trade publications and the campus community. Tell us what you know, and don’t be bashful. Say it loud, and say it proud. Send your success story ideas to, and we’ll get the word out.

Retirement Reception for Marlene Cartter Set for April 7 at Sage Restaurant

After more than 20 years of service to the campus, Marlene Cartter is retiring from her position as compliance officer for Academic Affairs. Marlene started her career in the Registrar’s Office as associate registrar overseeing the records unit. She eventually supervised the Evaluations and Articulation units as well.  A reception will be held in her honor Wednesday, April 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Sage Restaurant. Join us in wishing Marlene well in her new adventures.  For more information, contact Debra Sherburne or Diane Dixon at ext. 6-2186.

Campus Announcements

Last Chance to Save 15 Percent on Food

There are just three months left to dine and save 15 percent on all food purchases on campus. While furloughs are in effect, Campus Dining is offering faculty and staff 15 percent off food purchases. Use Campus Express Club for reductions at the register. For more information or to add value to an Express Club card, visit Program ends June 30. Don’t miss out.

Support Learn-by-Doing at the Cal Poly Organic Farm

Be healthier this spring and support the next generation of farmers by becoming a member of the Cal Poly Organic Farm's Community Supported Agricultural (CSA) program. Without your support, Cal Poly would not have a farm where hundreds of students work and learn every year. In addition to supporting higher education, by joining our CSA program you will receive a box of fresh-picked vegetables and fruits. In the spring, a typical box includes lettuce, carrots, herbs, citrus, potatoes, kale, leeks, onions and more. For as little as $20 per week, you can support education and eat healthier. For more information, call ext. 6-6139 or e-mail

Sandwich Factory Offers Free Lunch Delivery

Did you know that you can have a customized sandwich, fresh salad and beverage delivered to your office anywhere on campus? Order your lunch by 10:30am Monday-Friday and have your lunch delivered for FREE by noon that same day. Call ext. 6-5950 or fax this order form: to ext. 6-7005. Remember, you can get 15 percent off your order if you use your Campus Express Club card. Add value now.

Statistics Department Provides Consulting Services

The Statistics Department provides a statistical consulting service to the entire university community to facilitate research design and data analysis in a wide variety of disciplines. The consulting service is intended to support projects and research of Cal Poly faculty and staff as well as provide assistance for students working on senior project and graduate research. Faculty, staff, and students interested in utilizing the consulting service should access the Statistics Department Consulting page at for additional information on the specific services that are offered, as well as what you should bring to your initial consulting session.

Join the North County/North Coast Van Pools

Gas prices are sneaking up again, and now is a great time to make the switch to a Cal Poly vanpool. Openings are available in Paso Robles and North Coast areas. Contact Susan Rains at ext. 6-6680 or for more information.

Corporation Board Meeting Set for Friday

The Board of Directors of the Cal Poly Corporation will hold a regular meeting Friday, April 9, at 8:30 a.m. in the Corporation Administration Building, Room 124. This is a public meeting. For more information about this meeting or to obtain a copy of the meeting agenda, contact Bonnie Murphy, executive director, Cal Poly Corporation at ext. 6-1131.

Get a Ham Radio License - Testing Session Set for Saturday

The Cal Poly Amateur Radio Club will host a Ham Radio testing session at 11a.m. Saturday, April 10, in Engineering East, Room 129. The exam is $15, and attendees are asked to bring a pencil, their Social Security number and two forms of ID (one with a photo). RSVP for attendance to Learn more about the Amateur Radio Club and the testing session at

Sage to Host Social Hour & Special Prix Fixe Dinner April 12

Visit Sage Restaurant in April for appetizers, drinks and dinner before events at the Performing Arts Center. Sage will host social hour and offer special a prix fixe menu April 12 prior to the Elvis Costello performance at the PAC. Social hours are from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and regular dinner service is from 5 to 8 p.m. Sage Restaurant is located across the street from the Performing Arts Center. Call ext. 6-1204 or visit for more event information.

Outstanding Student Employee of the Year Ceremony Set for April 15

On Thursday, April 15, President Baker will provide remarks at the Outstanding Student Employee of the Year award ceremony and reception. Thirty-five nominees will be recognized, and the winner will be recognized during a reception from 11 a.m. to noon at the University House Patio. Cal Poly student employees, supervisors and supporters of student employees are welcome to attend.  Attendees will celebrate the important achievements, contributions and exceptional service student employees give to the university.

CalPers Accepting Nominations for 2010 State Members Board Election

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) is accepting nominations for potential candidates for a CalPERS Board of Administration representative position. CalPERS will conduct the elections later this year. The term of incumbent George Diehr expires Jan. 15, 2011. The new term of office begins Jan. 16, 2011, and runs through Jan. 15, 2015. Diehr has declared his intention to be a candidate for reelection. The board is responsible for management and control of the administration and investment of the retirement fund and renewal of the annual health insurance contracts for State employees.

Nominees must be active State CalPERS members employed by a CalPERS-covered agency as of March 22, 2010. Nomination petitions, available from CalPERS, must contain at least 250 original signatures of active State members and must be received at the CalPERS headquarters in Sacramento by 5 p.m. on May 13, 2010.

Procedures for becoming a candidate and the election schedule are included in the “Notice of Election” posted in Human Resources and on the HR benefits Web site at Notices were also distributed to each campus department.

CalPERS members who are active on July 1, 2010, are eligible to vote in this election. Ballots will be mailed directly to eligible active members on Sept. 3, 2010. Marked ballots must be postmarked or received by CalPERS by Oct. 1, 2010. Any eligible member who does not receive a ballot by Sept. 16, 2010, should contact the Board Elections Office at 800-794-2297 or 916-795-3952.


See Opera Classic 'La Boheme' April 9 and 11

One of the most popular and romantic operas ever composed, "La Boheme" is Puccini's passionate, soulful story of two poor, young Bohemians who find a love so intense that it's unbearable to be apart, yet impossible to stay together. Fully staged with youth and adult choruses and full orchestra, this timeless classic was the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical "Rent." Showtime is 7:30 p.m. April 9 and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 11, at the Christopher Cohan Center.
Details on La Boheme

Cal Poly's 13th Annual Construction Sciences Forum is April 7

The Cal Poly student chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute will host the 13th Annual Construction Science Forum from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7, on campus in the Berg Gallery, Room 105. The forum serves to educate students about the construction industry, new industry products, methods and ideas. The event provides students an opportunity to interact with industry professionals and to better understand career expectations. This year’s forum is titled “SPECulating the Future” and focuses on the future of industry specifications in the rapidly changing world of design and construction.

Faculty Music Recital Set for April 10

Hear Cal Poly faculty in recital at 8 p.m., Davidson Music Center, Room 218. A faculty recital featuring a Duetto for Double Bass and Cello -Rossini Suite for Viola and Double Bass -Glière Works of Schubert, Rabbath and others.
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Annual Swanton Pacific Al Smith Day Railroad Run Set for April 11

Swanton Pacific Ranch and Railroad are hosting their annual Al Smith Day Railroad Run on Sunday, April 11.  A traditional Santa Maria-style BBQ will be offered, along with train rides from approximately 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and tours of the ranch and railroad facilities. The price is $15 for adults and $8 for children age 8 or younger. The Swanton ranch serves as an extension of Cal Poly's instructional programs in agriculture, forestry and other disciplines. The 3,200-acre ranch was donated by Cal Poly alumnus Al Smith. For more information, visit the Swanton Pacific Web site at

Elvis CostelloElvis Costello In Concert at Cal Poly April 12

Cal Poly Arts presents rock icon Elvis Costello in solo concert at Cal Poly Monday, April 12. Curtain time is 8 p.m. in the Christopher Cohan Center on campus. Known for his seminal work with The Attractions and The Imposters, Costello's special solo tour will feature the multi-talented performer along with his guitars, songs and stories in an incredible night of entertainment with music from the present, past and future.  A true must-see for every Costello fan.
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See Rockapella at the Cohan Center April 14

Cal Poly Arts presents Rockapella in concert April 14 at the Cohan Center. They’re known as the “Kings of Contemporary A Cappella.” This five-man powerhouse of vocal talent sweeps through continually sold out venues around the globe. Every element of their sound is unique in each pitch perfect performance. For years, Rockapella enjoyed a daily run as the house band on the hit PBS TV show "Where In The World Is Carmen San Diego?" Thanks to a heavy touring schedule, fans continue to share the fun.
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Job Vacancies

State Employment Opportunities

The official listing of staff and management vacancies is posted at To apply, go online and complete the application form. For assistance, call Human Resources at ext. 6-2236.

**REVISED** #102066 - University Scheduling Analyst, Administrative Analyst/Specialist - Exempt I, Academic Affairs, University Scheduling, temporary through Jan. 31, 2011, $3,845-$5,770 per month. Open until filled. Review begins: April 6, 2010.

#102071 - Phlebotomist 10/12, Phlebotomist/Clinical Laboratory Assistant, Student Affairs, Health Services, $2,202-$3,523 per month, anticipated hiring range: $2,202-$2,423 per month. Open until filled. Review begins: April 16, 2010

Faculty Employment Opportunities

Candidates are asked to visit the online employment Web site at to complete an application and apply for any of the positions shown below. Submit all requested application materials as attachments to your online application, unless otherwise specified in the ad.

#102068 - Part-Time Lecturer Pool, Agribusiness, Agribusiness Department, College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences ext. 6-5001. Review begins: May 10, 2010.

#102020 - Full-Time Lecturer/Equine Center Supervisor, Equine, Animal Science Department, College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences ext. 6-1241. Review begins: April 28, 2010.

#102000 - Part-Time Lecturer Pool, Women's & Gender Studies, Women's & Gender Studies Department, College of Liberal Arts ext. 6-1525. Review begins: May 3, 2010.

Corporation Employment Opportunities

Cal Poly Corporation is a separate corporation operating in concert with the university to provide a diverse range of services and resources to students, faculty and staff. For an application, visit Human Resources in the Corporation Administration Building, check the Web site at or call ext. 6-1121.

There are no new job openings at this time.

ASI Employment Opportunities

Candidates are asked to visit to complete an application and apply for positions listed below. For more information, contact the ASI Business Office in UU, Room 212 or call ext. 6-5800.

There are no new job openings at this time.