Cal Poly Report

Cal Poly Report - May 18, 2011


Open Forum for Dean, College of Engineering Candidate

Debra S. Larson, Ph.D., P.E., professor of Civil Engineering and associate vice provost for Academic Affairs, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, will visit campus on Monday and Tuesday, May 23 and 24, as the second candidate to be interviewed for the position of Dean, College of Engineering. The campus community is invited to attend Larson's Open Forum on Monday, May 23 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Advanced Technologies Laboratory Conference Room. Read Larson's resume and interview schedule. Information regarding the final candidate and schedule will be announced in next week's edition of the Cal Poly Report.

President Armstrong Sends Message to Campus Regarding Sexual Assault Incidents

Cal Poly President Jeffrey D. Armstrong today sent a strong message to the campus community regarding two recent occurrences of sexual assault.[May 16 clarification included in statement]
Read the statement | Read related news stories on Google News

City and Regional Planning Department is No. 1 in Nation

Planetizen, the only national ranking organization for planning programs, ranked Cal Poly's City and Regional Planning Department’s graduate program (MCRP) No. 1 nationally of all programs without a Ph.D. Since the 2009 rankings, MCRP has moved up five spots – from 25th to 20th – of all graduate planning programs in the nation. MCRP placed 6th in the top 10 graduate programs in the western United States.
More on the ranking

Spring Commencement Set for June 11

Cal Poly's Spring Commencement ceremonies will be held on Saturday, June 11 in Spanos Stadium beginning at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. This year's ceremonies will include the formal investiture of President Armstrong. The brief investiture proceedings will be part of the 9 a.m. ceremony. Presiding over the investiture will be CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed and Trustee Vice Chair A. Robert Linscheid. President Armstrong will deliver the keynote address at both commencement ceremonies. Students from the College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Orfalea College of Business and College of Engineering will graduate at the 9 a.m. ceremony. Students from the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, College of Science and Mathematics and Continuing Education will graduate at the 3 p.m. ceremony. 

Faculty and Staff

Gold Named University Librarian

Associate Dean Anna Gold has been named to the new position of University Librarian, effective July 15. Gold will report to Michael D. Miller in his recently announced new role as CIO and head of a new campus division, Information Services.

Gold joined Cal Poly Kennedy Library as the Associate Dean for Public Services in 2008, drawn by its commitment to undergraduate teaching excellence, and its polytechnic approach to learning and research. “There is no more exciting work to be done in academic librarianship today than in a place like Cal Poly.” Gold said.  “I’m excited about what the reorganization under Mike Miller’s leadership will mean for Cal Poly and the Library.”

Gold has led the Library’s College Librarian program, new public engagement programs such as Science Café, and established the Student Library Advisory Council (SLAC). She also expanded library assessment programs and led improved inter-library article delivery by organizing a statewide network of public and private universities. 

Before joining Cal Poly in 2008, Gold served at MIT as Head Librarian of the Engineering and Science Libraries; and at UC San Diego as Head of the Science and Engineering Library. She was responsible for public web site development at the National Science Foundation in 1996-1999; and began her career at the Library of Congress. Gold received a masters in Science and Technology studies from Virginia Tech and a masters in Library Science from Catholic University of America.

Retirement Reception for Linda Sandy is May 20

Linda Sandy, Director of Information Services Infrastructure, is retiring this summer after nearly 12 years of service to ITS and Cal Poly. ITS invites the campus community to celebrate Linda's retirement and honor her many contributions to the campus. Please join us Friday, May 20 from 1:30 to 3 p.m., on the Chase Hall lawn. For more information, contact Alison Beug at ext. 6-5539 or

Retirement Reception for Sylvia Hambly is May 24

Join Student Accounts in celebrating the retirement of Sylvia Hambly.  She will retire after 10 years of service at Cal Poly.  A reception will be held in her honor on Tuesday, May 24 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Administration Building, Room 211.

Ken Barclay Retirement Reception is June 2

The Division of Student Affairs invites the campus community to a reception honoring Ken Barclay Thursday, June 2 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the PAC Main Lobby. Barclay is retiring after 31 years of outstanding service as director for Student Life and Leadership. Please join us as we honor Ken. For more information, contact Stephan Lamb at ext. 6-6509.

Campus Announcements

Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Industry Career Fair is Today

The Rho Phi Lambda Honor Society and the Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration Department is hosting a Career Fair for all Cal Poly students today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center Lobby on campus. Students will have the opportunity to network with professionals looking for interns, volunteers, and part-time and full-time employees.
For more information, visit the RPTA news page or contact Amy Lepp at

Corporation Board of Directors Meeting is Friday

The Board of Directors of the Cal Poly Corporation will hold a regular meeting on Friday, May 20 at 8:30 a.m. in the Corporation Administration Building, Conference 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 at ext. 6-1131.

2010-11 Federal Work-Study Program Ends June 11

Saturday, June 11 is the last day students may work through the Federal Work-Study Program for 2010-11. Work-Study payroll must be submitted prior to the June payroll deadline. Any ‘late’ payrolls will be processed through regular student pay since late work-study pay cannot be authorized. During finals week, work-study students may work up to twenty (20) hours. 
There is no Federal Work-Study during the summer quarter, 2011. The 2011-12 Federal Work-Study Program will resume Sept. 19. 

Green Campus Certification Sparks Sustainable Saving

Building by building, Green Campus is working to integrate energy efficiency and environmental consciousness into the workplace. The hope is to make our campus greener. In April, Green Campus interns at Cal Poly completed certification of Cal Poly's the Environmental Health and Safety Office. We awarded the department with a “Green Campus Platinum” rating. When Green Campus' suggested changes are implemented, the department's energy use will be reduces by 25 percent, with a yearly savings 855 kWh and $110 thanks to monitor, motion sensor and lighting upgrades. The Green Campus team congratulates the office of Environmental Health and Safety for their outstanding achievements in sustainability. Departments interested in having a building assessed by the Green Campus team can contact for an appointment.

Poly Escapes Offers Outdoor Gear Rentals

Poly Escapes is the best place to find the highest quality outdoor gear at the lowest prices. Available equipment includes respected brands such as Sierra Designs, Kelty and Osprey. Poly Escapes has what you need for all types of adventures. Poly Escapes is located on the first floor of the University Union. Check out a full gear list, including pricing, at Take advantage of the beautiful spring weather and organize a trip today.

Sage Restaurant Closed for Lunch May 21 and Dinner May 24

Sage Restaurant will be closed Saturday, May 21 for a private reception, re-opening that evening and the following day for normal business hours and will be closed for dinner on Tuesday, May 24 for a private reception, re-opening the next day for normal business hours. For other restaurant and market hours, visit the campus dining web site.

Bella Montana, a Faculty and Staff Housing Community

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


Building Healthy, Sustainable Communities topic of Physicians' Presentation May 18

Cal Poly’s STRIDE Center will host a nationally-known physician and panel of local government and health speakers to discuss environmental and economic factors behind America’s obesity epidemic and community changes needed to combat it. The event is free and open to the public and will be held on Wednesday, May 18 from 3 to 5 p.m. in Spanos Theatre at Cal Poly.
For more detail on the presentation and other panelists

The Moody Blues May 18

Truly one of the iconic rock supergroups from the original British Invasion, The Moody Blues’ smash 1967 release, “Days of Future Passed,” introduced the world to their unique artistic mix of classical, full orchestration and rock n’ roll with such anthems as “Nights in White Satin” and “Tuesday Afternoon.” Come see them perform May, 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Christopher Cohan Center.
Details on The Moody Blues performance

USDA's Merrigan to Promote "Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food" Program on May 19

U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan will present the USDA’s “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food (KYF2)” initiative in Cal Poly’s Chumash Auditorium on Thursday, May 19, from 11 a.m. to noon. The lecture is open to the public.
To find out more about the KYF2 presentation

Early Music Ensemble in Concert May 20

The Cal Poly Music Department presents the Early Music Ensemble in concert May 20 at 8 p.m. Craig Russell will lecture and join in performances of chamber works written during the 18th century in Mexico and South America.
For more information on the early music ensemble

University Jazz Bands’ Concert Featuring Bill Watrous Set for May 21

The Cal Poly Music Department presents the annual “Jazz Night” Concert May 21 at 8 p.m., featuring Bill Watrous, regarded as one of the most technically and musically gifted trombonists in all of jazz history. This concert will have an eclectic mix of jazz standards and modern compositions performed by the University Jazz Bands No. 1 and No. 2 and the Cal Poly Jazz Combos.
Details on the Jazz Band Concert

Two-Piano Recital: Thies and Spiller May 24

Music Department chair W. Terrence Spiller joins guest artist pianist Robert Thies in an exciting program of repertory for two pianos. Included in the program will be works by Dohnányi, Shostakovich, and Rachmaninoff, as well as other composers. Please join us for an evening of rarely heard piano duo repertoire May 24 at 8 p.m.
More information on the recital

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.

#102343 - On-Call Stage Technician (Pool Position), Performing Arts Technician I, Administration and Finance, Performing Arts Center, temporary through June 30, 2012, $18.35 - $27.54 per hour. Closes: May 26, 2011.  

#102346 - Donor Relations Coordinator, Public Affairs/Communications Specialist I, University Advancement, $2,884 - $4,323 per month. Open until filled. Review begins: May 24, 2011.  

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, visit our web site. For assistance contact Human Resources at ext. 6-1121.

Catering Service Supervisor - Campus Dining, $13.43 - $16.46 per hour, full-time, 12-month position. Requires high school degree or equivalent and four years experience in restaurant service, including two years high-volume catering experience and two years in a supervisory role.  Event planning and college or university food service experience preferred. 

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.