Cal Poly Report

Cal Poly Report - Feb. 16, 2011


Sonoma State Ethics Professor to Discuss Sex-Robots March 4

John P. Sullins, ethics professor at Sonoma State University, will speak on “Robots and Sex: Should we Build a Love Machine” on March 4 at Cal Poly as part of the Ethics + Emerging Sciences Group’s Technology, Policy & Ethics lecture series. The event is free and open to the public. It is scheduled for 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Building 33 (Fisher Science), Room 286 on campus. More on the Talk

Faculty and Staff

Catastrophic Leave Drive for Linda Daugherty

A personal catastrophic leave drive has been authorized for Linda Daugherty. Daugherty, an administrative support coordinator in Academic Records, has qualified for personal catastrophic leave. Those wishing to donate vacation and/or sick leave to help Daugherty remain in full-pay status during an extended leave of absence should contact Patty Warnick-Wait at ext. 6-2723 or  to request a donation form.

Catastrophic Leave Drive for Lisa Bruce

A personal catastrophic leave drive has been authorized for Lisa Bruce. Bruce, a student services professional in Admissions, Recruitment and Financial Aid, has qualified for personal catastrophic leave. Those wishing to donate vacation and/or sick leave to help Bruce remain in full-pay status during an extended leave of absence should contact Doretta Takagi at ext. 6-1304, or  to request a donation form.

Service Awards Luncheon Sold Out

Tickets for the Service Awards Luncheon have sold out.

Campus Announcements

ASI Offers Free Legal Advice for Campus Community

ASI has contracted with San Luis Obispo attorney Jeff Radding to provide free legal advice to all currently enrolled Cal Poly students, faculty, staff, CPC staff and ASI staff. Radding provides free consultations on the first and third Fridays of each month in the ASI Business Office conference room in the UU. To schedule an appointment, call the ASI Business Office at ext. 6-1281.

Faculty and Staff Save 30 Percent at El Corral Through Feb.

Save 30 percent on your next purchase at El Corral Bookstore. Watch for the gold coupon flyer in campus mail. Offer good with poly i.d. and coupon/flyer till the end of February.

Career Services to Host Lunchtime Conversations in February

Faculty, staff and students are invited to join Career Services for the following lunchtime conversations. Free lunch will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. All discussions are 11 a.m. to noon at Career Services, Room 117. Sponsored by Lockheed Martin & Fluor. Tuesday, Feb. 15 - Employer Benefits 101; Tuesday, Feb. 22 - Job Search Survival Post-Poly.

Employment Equity Facilitator Training Workshops Available

The Office of Employment Equity will offer EEF Training from 11a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., Friday, March 4, and from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 12 in Fisher Science, Room 290. Martha Cody, director of Employment Equity, will lead the training. Carolyn Johnson from Academic Personnel and Rhiannon Ricketts from Human Resources will be available to answer questions about faculty and staff recruitment. To enroll in the training, contact Sumi Seacat at ext. 6-7387 or

Sage Restaurant Open for Dinner Feb. 19

Sage Restaurant will be open for dinner Saturday, Feb. 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. prior to Lily Tomlin’s live performance at the PAC. Enjoy a great meal, conveniently located across the street from the Performing Arts Center. For more information, visit the Sage Restaurant web site or call ext. 6-1204.

Information Security Open Forum is Feb. 23

An information security open forum is set for Wednesday, Feb. 23, from 11 a.m. to noon in UU 220. Topics include: Campus security updates and current vulnerabilities; Information security improvements; and how computer/file encryption works and when to use it. For more information, contact Chris Call at ext. 6-7622 or

IEP Hosts Rotary Scholarship Information Meeting Feb. 24

IEP encourages faculty and staff to encourage students interested in applying for the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to attend an Information Meeting, Thursday, Feb. 24, from 11:10 a.m. to noon in Building 38, Room 144. For more information contact Monica Schechter in the International Education and Programs Office, Building 38, Room 145.  The application deadline is April, 1. Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships provide funding for one academic year of study in another country. Award amounts up to $27,000.

Students Host Sustainable Cooking Event in Meadow Park Feb. 27

The Real Food Collaborative (RFC) will host the Green Chef sustainable food cooking competition on Sunday, Feb. 27 in the Meadow Park Building at 4 p.m. The event is open to the public. Green Chef is an educational tool for students and community members, as well as a fundraiser to establish a student run co-op cafe on campus. For more information or to register as a chef, visit the Real Food Collaborative web site and click on the ‘Green Chef Registration’ tab. The Real Food Collaborative is a student-run organization of foodies, farmers, activists, chefs, entrepreneurs and leaders on the Cal Poly campus.

Sage Offers All-New Noodle Bar Beginning Feb. 28

Fresh, Authentic. Bold. The all-new Noodle Bar at Sage Restaurant opens Feb. 28 and will feature Vietnamese Phở, an intensely flavorful noodle soup for $5.50, Chinese Bao, perfectly steamed buns, filled with items like ginger chicken or spicy beef for just over a dollar. Quick service. Fresh and filling. It’s the Noodle Bar at Sage. For more information visit the Sage Noodle Bar web site.

AustraLearn/AsiaLearn Study Abroad Scholarship Recipients Announced

The International Education & Programs Office announced the AustraLearn and AsiaLearn scholarship award recipients for spring 2011. Melissa Brick, an Recreation, Parks and Tourism major studying at the International College of Management in Sydney, Australia; Michael Hansen, a Kinesiology major studying at Griffith University on the Gold Coast of Australia; Adam Jackson, a Business major studying at the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand; Eric Kim, a Business major studying at the University of Korea; and Hekili Lani, a Landscape Architecture major  studying at Lincoln University in New Zealand. The scholarship awards range from $500 to $1,000. Cal Poly sends students abroad to Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji through AustraLearn and sends students abroad to China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and South Korea through AsiaLearn. More study abroad scholarship opportunities can be found on the IEP web site.

Cal Poly Corporation Has a New and Improved Web Site

Cal Poly Corporation (CPC) has a new and improved web site. There’s new information about the functions of the organization, revenue sources, expense allocations, and more to help you understand how this auxiliary organization supports the university. Visit the new web site.  

Bella Montana, a Faculty and Staff Housing Community

Visit the Bella Montana Homes web site for available homes for sale.


Science Cafe Talk on Underwater Mapping is Today

Cal Poly Science Café  presents "Underwater Exploration: Discovering ancient shipwrecks and cargoes" on Wednesday, Feb. 16, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., in the 2nd Floor Café lounge of Kennedy Library.

Timmy Gambin, director of Archaeology, AURORA Trust and Christopher Clark, associate professor of Computer Science and Computer Engineering will give a moderated talk about mapping and studying the underwater cultural heritage around the Pontine Islands, including Ventotene, Italy. The talk covers the holistic approach to the project, the methodologies used and results obtained after three seasons. During spring break 2011, a group of Cal Poly students, led by Clark and Assistant Professor Jane Lehr, will join Gambin’s research team to conduct underwater surveys off the coast of Italy. For more information, contact Eileen Akin at or ext. 6-6246.

Orfalea College of Business to Host Lecture on Sustainability Today

Cal Poly’s Orfalea College of Business will host University of Massachusetts professor Adam Sulkowski, who will discuss sustainability at the Spanos Theatre today from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Sulkowski is an assistant professor of management and marketing at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where he teaches courses related to law, business sustainability and corporate social responsibility.
Read more about the sustainability lecture

Climate Change and Sustainability Talk is Thursday

Cal Poly’s Center for Sustainability hosts Renata Brillinger, executive director of the California Climate & Agriculture Network for her talk “Climate Change & California Agriculture: Impacts & Opportunities” on Thursday, Feb. 17 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Construction Innovations Center, Room C203. Brillinger’s presentation provides an overview of both the impacts of climate change on agriculture and the positive contributions sustainable farming and ranching can make to climate protection. Current policy initiatives to support agricultural adaptation and climate change mitigation will also be summarized. For details, visit the Center for Sustainability web site.

Angela Oh Speaking Thursday

Angela E. Oh serves as the Executive Director of the Western Justice Center (WJC) Foundation, a non-profit organization that Angela Ohadvances peaceful resolution of conflict. In 1992, Oh gained national prominence as a spokesperson and mediating force for the Asian American community during the Los Angeles riots. Since then Oh has lectured on the opportunities and challenges that diversity presents. She has lectured all over the world and has also taught at UCLA School of Law, UCLA Asian American Studies Department, and UC Irvine School of Social Sciences and Political Science. Oh will speak Friday at 7:30 a.m. at Vista Grande Café & 10 a.m. at the UU Student Session.
More details on Oh

Vagina Monologues at the Performing Arts Center Feb. 18-20

The Vagina Monologues is an award-winning play written by author and activist Eve Ensler. Ensler wrote The Vagina Monologues after conducting countless interviews with women about their experiences and feelings regarding sexuality. The play be performed Feb. 18-20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.
More details on the Vagina Monologues

Entertainer Lily Tomlin at the Performing Arts Center Feb. 19

Lily Tomlin, one of America's foremost comediennes, continues to venture across an ever-widening range of media, starring in television, theater, motion pictures, animation, and video.  Throughout her extraordinary entertainment career, Tomlin has received numerous awards, including six Emmys.
For more information on Lily Tomlin's performance

Cal Poly Music Faculty Members to Present ‘A Musical Travelogue’ Feb. 20

Cal Poly Music Department faculty members will present a recital titled “A Musical Travelogue” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, in room 218 of the Davidson Music Center (building 45) on campus.
Details on 'A Musical Travelogue'

Google Vice President Marissa Mayer to Speak Feb. 24 at Cal Poly

Marissa Mayer, vice president for Consumer Products for Google, will present her talk “Innovation at the Googleplex” on Feb. 24 at Cal Poly. The presentation will run 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Harman Hall at the Performing Arts Center. It is free and open to the public. Mayer will look at some key insights and innovations behind Google's latest product development, as well as her secrets for career success.
Details on the talk

Theatre Department Presents ‘Falsettos’ Feb. 24-26

The Cal Poly Theatre Department presents “Falsettos,” a play by William Finn and James Lapine. Performances are set for Feb. 24-26 and March 3-5. Watch for more details.

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.

#102246 – Head of Counseling Services, Administrator II, Student Affairs, Health & Counseling Services, salary commensurate with experience. Open until filled. Review begins: March 4, 2011.

#102250 – Learning Community Coordinator, Student Services Professional III, University Housing, Residential Life & Education, $3,834 - $5,462 per month. Open until filled. Review begins: March 1, 2011.  

#102252 – Crop Technician, Crop Technician II, College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, Horticulture and Crop Science, $3,475 - $5,214 per month. Open until filled. Review begins: March 7, 2011.

Executive Employment Opportunities

Candidates are asked to visit the online employment web site at to view detailed information about the following vacancies and to complete the management application to apply for the positions shown below. Please submit all requested application materials as attachments to your online application. For assistance, call Academic Personnel at ext. 6-6570.

#102203 – Dean, College of Engineering, Administrator IV, salary commensurate with experience. Open until filled. Review begins: Jan. 12, 2011.

#102181 – Vice President for University Advancement, Administrator IV, University Advancement, salary commensurate with experience. Open until filled. Review begins: Nov. 22, 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.

There are no new job opportunities at this time.

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. To view job postings and/or apply for any regular-benefited position at Cal Poly Corporation, please visit our web site. For assistance contact Human Resources at ext. 6-1121.

There are no new job opportunities 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 opportunities at this time.