Cal Poly Report - Jan. 30, 2013
Second Annual Cal Poly Diversity and Inclusiveness Colloquium Set for Feb. 5
The second annual Cal Poly Diversity and Inclusiveness Colloquium will take place from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, in Harman Hall in the Performing Arts Center. A reception with exhibits will follow in the Rossi Main Lobby. Attendance is free and open to all. In planning, the university has consulted with the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce’s Diversity Committee to involve the local business community in a discussion on how Cal Poly and the city can develop inviting climates for people of all backgrounds, including race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, class and ability. Find out more on the upcoming colloquium online.
Cal Poly Receives $1.3M Dept. of Energy Grant for Algae Biofuels Project
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a $1.3 million grant to a multidisciplinary Cal Poly research team, the Algae Technology Group (ATG), for a project aimed at developing processes that turn waste resources (such as those from municipal and agricultural wastewaters) and nutrients recycled from algae biomass processing into sustainable algal biofuels. The DOE hopes to significantly improve the sustainability of algae-based biofuels and accelerate technological breakthroughs. The project will be carried out in experimental raceway ponds at the City of San Luis Obispo Water Reclamation Facility, a pilot facility that has been invited to join the U.S. DOE National Algae Biofuel Testbed program. The DOE research project could result in technology that has the ability to save Californians hundreds of millions of dollars in water recycling costs each year. Read more about the grant online.
Cal Poly to Host Climate Action Planning Conference Jan. 31-Feb. 1
The City and Regional Planning Department, in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR), will host the California Climate Action Planning Conference on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 31-Feb. 1, on campus. The event is the first conference to focus solely on the practice of local and regional climate action planning in California. Experts and practitioners from around the state will participate in in-depth presentations and discussions on the technical and political facets of climate action planning. Henry Hilken, director of Planning and Research at the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, will be the keynote speaker. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is responsible for assuring clean air in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. Read more online.
Recreation Center Announces Membership Changes Effective Feb. 1
Effective Feb. 1, the Cal Poly Recreation Center will reduce the monthly membership rate for eligible non-students (faculty, staff, alumni, spouse/partner). The non-student membership rate will be reduced to $40.67 per month (from the current $48) regardless of the length of the membership.
Membership plans include:
- Twelve-month - $488 (includes four guest passes and towel service)
- Three-month - $122
- One-month - $40.67 (optional automatic monthly credit card payment available)
- Ten-day use pass - $70 (doesn’t expire or need to be used on consecutive days)
Contact the Membership Services desk to set up your VIP tour and find the right membership plan for you. Call ext. 6-6335 or email email@example.com for more information.
Faculty and Staff
Ethnic Studies Professor's Project Receives $10,000 Grant from Cal Humanities
A project by Cal Poly ethnic studies professor Grace Yeh has been awarded a 2013 Community Stories grant for $10,000 from Cal Humanities. Yeh’s project, “Filipino Love Stories in San Luis Obispo and Northern Santa Barbara Counties, 1920-1970,” draws upon oral history interviews and family archives. It tells the stories of how early Filipino immigrants to the agricultural region of California's Central Coast experienced romance, love, marriage and family life under challenges posed by the exclusionary social and legal structures of the time. The project will result in an online archive, a curated Web-based exhibit, and public programs that will make this history accessible and available to the community, students and scholars. It is part of a larger ongoing effort at Cal Poly called “The Re/Collecting Project: An Ethnic Studies Memory Project of California's Central Coast.” The project aims to digitally capture and make publicly accessible the rich history of the diverse yet under-documented communities of the region. Read more about the project online.
Workers' Compensation Program Relocates
Effective Feb. 1, the university Workers' Compensation Program will relocate from Human Resources (Building 1, Room 110) to Risk Management (Building 80, Room 102). Workers' Compensation Analyst Debbie Rice can be contacted by phone at ext. 6-5427, fax at 756-5444 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. As a reminder, employees are required to report all work-related injuries/illnesses to their supervisor immediately. Within 24 hours, the supervisor must complete a Work Related Injury/Illness Form and provide a DWC1 (Employee Claim Form) to the employee. For more information, visit the Human Resources website.
Cal Poly to Provide Tax Preparation for Underserved Communities
Cal Poly’s Orfalea College of Business will again sponsor a program to provide tax return preparation assistance at no charge for individuals and families with incomes less than $50,000 a year. This year Cal Poly’s program is part of the California Central Coast Tax Coalition, which includes Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites around San Luis Obispo and northern Santa Barbara counties, offered by AARP and United Way of Santa Maria and San Luis Obispo. Cal Poly’s program will run from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays from Feb. 2 through March 16. Clients should arrive before 2 p.m. to allow sufficient time to complete returns accurately. No appointments are needed; people will be served on a first-come basis.
More on the VITA program
Employment Equity Facilitator Workshop Set for Jan. 31
An Employment Equity Facilitator workshop is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, in Fisher Science (Building 33), Room 290. Martha Cody, director of Employment Equity, will lead the workshop. She will be joined by Jen Myers from Academic Personnel and Karen Stubberfield from Human Resources, who will answer questions and provide information on the faculty and staff recruitment process. Sumi Seacat will be available to answer questions regarding institutionally sponsored H-1B Visas for foreign faculty and staff. Contact Seacat at email@example.com or ext. 6-7387 if you would like to attend.
Cal Poly Women's Club to Meet Jan. 31
The Cal Poly Women's Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at the Olive Garden in San Luis Obispo. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the club through its website.
Cal Poly Corporation Board to Meet Feb. 1
The Cal Poly Corporation board of directors will hold a regular meeting at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1 the Corporation Administration Building, Conference Room 124. This is a public meeting. For more information or to obtain a copy of the meeting agenda, contact Bonnie Murphy, executive director of the Cal Poly Corporation, at ext. 6-1131.
Suicide Prevention Training Set for Feb. 1
Safer and the Counseling Center are collaborating to bring staff and faculty a suicide prevention education opportunity. The training -- a beginning tool to helping people who may be thinking about suicide -- is called QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer). It will be facilitated by Sarag Hagg in the Counseling Center. The training will run 8 to 11 a.m. in UU 220. Breakfast is included. RSVP by emailing Christina Kaviani.
Cal Poly Foundation Board to Meet Feb. 2
The Cal Poly Foundation board of directors will hold its meeting, which is open to the public, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Advanced Technologies Labs (Building 7). For more information about the meeting, or to obtain a copy of the agenda, call the Cal Poly Foundation office at ext. 6-1445.
Service Awards Luncheon Tickets on Sale Starting Feb. 4
President Armstrong will honor faculty and staff members with milestone service anniversaries in 2012 at the Service Awards Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in Chumash Auditorium. Tickets go on sale Feb. 4. Cost is $12 (payable to “Cal Poly Corporation”). Master of ceremonies for the event will be Phil Bailey, dean of the College of Science and Mathematics. Luncheon menu includes chicken or cheese enchiladas, chipotle black beans, cilantro Mexican rice, garden salad with chipotle ranch and balsamic vinegar dressings, dessert, coffee, iced tea, and water. Side bar includes guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream, cheese and salsa. Ticket sellers are Dawn Annoni, ASI/UU, at ext. 6-0299; Cheryl May in the Library at ext. 6-5785; Colleen Rodriguez in Payroll at 6-2606; and Jennifer Luedtke, Cal Poly Corporation, at ext. 6-1122. Note: This event sells out each year, so get your tickets early. Tickets will be taken at the door to ensure seating for all ticket holders. As a treat for awardees, organizers are creating a collage of pictures that will be displayed at the luncheon. If you have pictures of any of the awardees, send them electronically to email@example.com.
Nominations for Student Employee Award Due Feb. 8
Faculty and staff members can show their appreciation for student employees by nominating them for the 2012-13 Outstanding Student Employee of the Year (OSEY) award. Nominees must have completed at least six months of part-time student employment during the academic year (June 1, 2012, to May 31, 2013). Eligible candidates include state, ASI and Foundation student employees. Nominees can be Federal Work-Study and non-Federal Work-Study students. Cal Poly’s 2012-13 Outstanding Student Employee will be announced in April. The winner is entered into the state competition and might go on to the regional and national competitions. The national winner is announced during the National Student Employment Week, the second week of April. The 2012-13 OSEY nomination form is available to print online. (Scroll down to Student Assistant Forms and click on the link.) Forms are due to Barbara Rollins in Financial Aid on Friday, Feb. 8.
Pride Center Announces Two Ally Training Events on Feb. 13
The Pride Center has announced two Ally Training opportunities: from noon to 2 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 13. Both trainings will be held in UU 218. Ally Trainings are two-hour, interactive workshops that explore terminology, culture and concepts regarding the LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Ally) community and how to be a supportive and inclusive member of society for those who identify as LGBTQIA. The Pride Center recommends attending one training annually to stay up to date on information. For questions or more information, contact Patrick Fina at firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-503-8933.
International Center Seeks Applicants for Cal Poly-Led Programs
The Cal Poly International Center is calling for faculty applications to teach on one of its Cal Poly-Led Programs in the summer and/or fall of 2014. These programs are offered in London, Peru, Spain and Thailand. Courses must draw sufficient interest to meet minimum enrollments. While all faculty are encouraged to apply, those teaching upper-division GE courses and high-demand major courses are most needed. Applications are due Friday, March 1. For more information, visit the Cal Poly-Led Faculty website or contact Jennifer O'Brien at email@example.com or ext. 6-7321.
New Tablet Rental Program – Just $99 per Quarter at University Store
Now there’s an inexpensive way to try new technology: Rent the Samsung Galaxy Tablet 2 10.1-inch (Wi-Fi) for just $99 per quarter. All rentals come with a tablet case, data sync cable, and travel power adapter. There’s also an affordable buyout option. For more information, go to the University Store website or stop by and visit the store's technology center.
New Print & Copy Website, Easy Online Ordering for Staff/Faculty
Village Market Offers Free Grocery and Deli Delivery Service
No time to go out to lunch? Need to pick up a gallon of milk on your way home from work? Let Village Market bring it to you. This new, free delivery service makes it easy to have your favorite deli and grocery items delivered to your campus office. More information is available online.
Fondue for Two at Sage Restaurant Until Feb. 1
Come to Sage Restaurant and enjoy a classic cheese or decadent chocolate dessert fondue until Feb. 1. Sage also has new winter comfort entrées such as the Cal Poly mac and cheese, petit fried chicken, and prime rib sandwich. For more information, visit www.sagerestaurantslo.com or call ext. 6-1204.
Tired of Your Same Sack Lunch? Grab Lunch at 19 Metro for As Low As $5.25
All-you-care-to-eat lunch at 19 Metro station for just $5.25, only with Fast Pass. Get yours today on the Campus Dining website.
Bella Montana Faculty and Staff Housing Community
Visit the Bella Montana Homes website for available homes for sale.
The Data Studio Presents Navigating OpenStreetMap
with Joe Larson on Jan. 31
The Kennedy Library's Data Studio will present a Jan. 31 talk with Joe Larson on Navigating OpenStreetMap. Larson is a GIS specialist with Cal Fire. He will explain how the agency uses OpenStreetMap (OSM), an open access geographic information system (GIS) resource, to create detailed maps of the local community that include various assets and structures. OSM also includes mobile applications that allow users to contribute data, and both have wide teaching applications. The Jan. 31 event will run 11 a.m. to noon in the Data Studio (Room 111C). Faculty, students and community members are welcome. More information is available online.
Athletics Takes on Heart Disease Jan. 31
Thursday, Jan. 31, is National Wear Red Day at Cal Poly. Cal Poly Athletics encourages all faculty and staff to wear red and to encourage students to wear red for this all-day event. Athletics' staff and students are committed to Cal Poly's health and well-being and wants everyone to know more about heart health. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the American Heart Association efforts, Athletics also will host a RED OUT women's basketball game at 7 p.m. on Jan. 31. In 2003, the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute took action against heart disease, which claims the lives of hundreds of thousands of American women each year. Heart disease remains the No. 1 killer of women each year. For more information about the AHA, visit http://www.goredforwomen.org/. To purchase T-shirts for the RED OUT, contact Stacia Momburg at ext. 6-0280 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds benefit the American Heart Association.
Ethnic Studies Presents Regents' Professor Ted Jojola on Jan. 31
Ted Jojola, regents’ professor at the University of New Mexico and a member of the Isleta Pueblo Tribe, will present “Indigenous Realities: Planning for the Next Millennium," from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 31 in the Business Rotunda (Building 3, Room 213). The event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by Ethnic Studies, College of Liberal Arts’ Lottery Funds, College of Science and Mathematics, City and Regional Planning, Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences, Social Sciences, Student Affairs, and the Chicano/Latino Faculty and Staff Association. For more information, contact Yolanda Tiscareno in the Ethnic Studies Department at email@example.com or ext 6-1707.
MultiCultural Center to Host Gospel Fest Feb. 2
Cal Poly’s MultiCultural Center will host Gospel Fest from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, in Chumash Auditorium. This celebration of gospel music will include a performance by San Luis Obispo's Breakthrough Ministries. Pastor Stephen Adeniyi from the Celestial Church of Christ in Los Angeles will minister the event. Student performances throughout the evening will include praise dancing, poetry and singing. For more information, contact Jessica Hernandez at ext. 6-6249 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the MultiCultural Center website.
Cal Poly Science Café presents Pyroprints! Fingerprinting Bacteria on Feb. 7
Hear stories from Professor Chris Kitts and third-year biology student Maria Zuleta Alvarado about their adventures collecting local E. coli data for the Cal Poly Library of Pyroprints (CPLOP) at the next Cal Poly Science Café, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Kennedy Library’s second-floor lounge. The database is intended to be a searchable, online library and lower-cost resource for tracking E. coli to help researchers understand who or what is polluting the water. One of the greatest challenges researchers face is finding ways to collect wildlife samples that include origin confirmation. Kitts and Zuleta will ask for participants’ ideas on how to solve this problem. For more information see the Kennedy Library website.
Michigan State Professor to Discuss Food Ethics and Technology Feb. 8
Michigan State University Professor Paul B. Thompson will discuss three key problems in food ethics, which are connected in surprising and sometimes incompatible ways. The talk will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, in the Ag Engineering Building, Room 123. The event is free and open to the public. Find more information online.
Music Ensembles to Perform Benefit Concert at Old Mission Church Feb. 9
Several of Cal Poly's finest student music ensembles will perform traditional and contemporary chamber music at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in the Old Mission Church in San Luis Obispo. "A Night at the Mission" will feature performances by a saxophone quartet, saxophone ensemble, flute quartet, clarinet ensemble, trumpet ensemble, trombone choir, brass choir, brass quintet and woodwind quintet. The event is a fundraiser for the Cal Poly Band Program, whose members will travel to England, Ireland and Scotland for 12 days in June. Tickets to the Feb. 9 performance are $9 for students and senior citizens and $12 for the public. Pricing includes all Performing Arts Center fees. Tickets are sold at the Performing Arts Ticket Office between noon and 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. To order by phone, call SLO-4TIX (756-4849). Tickets will also be available at the door on the night of the concert. For more information, visit the Music Department web calendar.
Feb. 12 is Same Gender Hand Holding Day on Campus
The Pride Center has announced it will hold its annual Same Gender Hand Holding Day on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Activities will begin at 11 a.m. on Dexter Lawn with a hand-holding march up to the UUPlaza, where other events will take place until 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join in a declaration of love with friends, partners or acquaintances. Find more about the Pride Center online.
McAfee Co-President to Speak Feb. 21 on Campus
Todd Gebhart, co-president of McAfee and a Cal Poly alumnus, will speak at the Performing Arts Center Pavilion from 2:10 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, as a part of Cal Poly’s Orfalea College of Business Distinguished Speaker Series. Gebhart has served in leadership roles at McAfee, the world’s largest dedicated security software company, since 1999. Before assuming his current role at McAfee in 2011, Gebhart served as executive vice president and general manager of consumer, mobile and small business units, where he was responsible for developing and executing the partnership, retail and direct Web sales strategy for the global expansion of that division. Under his leadership, the McAfee global consumer business achieved record sales and established significant partnerships with many leading PC makers, Internet service providers, telecommunications companies, and financial services companies. Gebhart earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Cal Poly and completed the Executive MBA Program at Harvard University. Read more about Gebhart's talk online.
Cal Poly Choirs and Guests to Perform ‘Water Works’ Feb. 23
The Cal Poly Choirs, conducted by Professor Thomas Davies, will present their annual Winter Concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in Harman Hall of the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center. Titled “Water Works,” the program will feature compositions with a theme influenced by the beauty and power of water. Special guests featured on the program include Paul Hondorp, director of choral activities at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky., and the Cuesta College Chamber Singers, conducted by John Knutson. Tickets to the concert are $12 and $14 for the public and $9 and $12 for senior citizens and students. Tickets are sold at the Performing Arts Ticket office between noon and 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. To order by phone, call SLO-4TIX (756-4849). For more information, visit the Music Department web calendar.
Junior forward Chris Eversley's sixth double-double of the season – a career-high 30 points along with 14 rebounds, one shy of his career high – powered Cal Poly to its ninth consecutive home conference victory, 75-64 over Cal State Northridge on Saturday night before a crowd of 2,464 in the Mott Athletics Center. Read more about the game. The Mustangs return to Mott Athletics Center at 7 p.m. Feb. 7, when they meet University of Pacific. Tickets are available available at the box office in front of the Rec Center or by calling 805-756-4TIX.
In spite of a double-double by junior Molly Schlemer, Cal Poly lost 80-70 in a double-overtime Big West Conference game on the road at Cal State Northridge. It was the second time in four outings a Cal Poly women's basketball game was decided in overtime. Read more about the game. Women's Basketball meets Fullerton this Thursday at 7 p.m. in Mott Athletics Center. It's a RED OUT game, so wear red to help support the American Heart Association's National Wear Red Day. T-Shirts are available for $15 by calling Stacia Momburg at ext. 6-0280. All proceeds benefit the American Heart Association.
The Cal Poly men's tennis match with No. 50 South Florida in the conciliation round of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend was cancelled because of weather on Sunday at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. The Mustangs entered the week ranked 57th in the nation. Read more about the weekend. Men's Tennis meets San Diego State this Saturday at 11 a.m. on the Mustang Courts. They meet UC Santa Cruz on Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Avila Beach Club. Bring lunch and show your support.
Junior Kathryn Webb and freshman Sophia Bott both prevailed in singles action, and two other Mustangs pushed their singles opponents to three sets, but the Cal Poly women's tennis team was ultimately trumped by No. 54 Hawai'i on Monday afternoon at the UH Tennis Complex, 5-2. Read more online. The women return to Mustang Courts at 11 a.m. Sunday when they meet San Jose State.
Swimming and Diving
The Cal Poly swimming and diving teams split a non-conference dual meet Saturday against UC San Diego at the Anderson Aquatic Center. After a full day of 32 events, the Mustang women's team won 185-115 while the Cal Poly men's squad fell short 179-115 to the visiting Tritons. Read more about the meet.
The Cal Poly baseball team officially begins preparations for the 2013 season Friday afternoon at Baggett Stadium. The Mustangs will spend the next three weeks getting ready for the Feb. 15 opener at the University of San Francisco. Read a season preview story from the 2013 Cal Poly Baseball Media Guide, scheduled to be posted online Feb. 8. The Cal Poly Alumni Game is set for Saturday, Feb. 9.
For more infomation on Cal Poly Athletics, visit www.gopoly.com.
State Employment Opportunities
The official listing of staff and management vacancies is posted at www.calpolyjobs.org. To apply, go online and complete the application form. For assistance, call Human Resources at ext. 6-2236.
#102743 – University Scheduling Analyst, Administrative Analyst/Specialist Exempt I, Academic Affairs - Office of the Registrar, $3,845-$5,770 per month, temporary one-year appointment. Open until filled. Review begins: Jan. 31, 2013.
#102748 – Technical Support Associate, Information Technology Consultant – Career, Academic Affairs - AA Technical Services, $4,314-$8,831.00 per month, Open until filled. Review begins: Feb. 13, 2013.
#102749 – Director of Institutional Research, Administrator II, Academic Affairs - Institutional Research, salary commensurate with experience. Open until filled. Review begins: Feb. 22, 2013.
#102750 – Marketing Analyst, Administrative Analyst/Specialist - Non-Exempt, Academic Affairs - Extended Education, $3,245-$5,193 per month, Open until filled. Review begins: Feb. 8, 2013.
#102752 – Lead Ticketing Operations Specialist, Administrative Analyst/Specialist - Exempt I, Administration and Finance - Performing Arts Center, $3,845-$5,770 per month. Open until filled. Review begins: Feb. 8, 2013.
Faculty Employment Opportunities
Candidates are asked to visit the online employment website at www.calpolyjobs.org 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 its website. For assistance, contact Human Resources at ext. 6-1121.
All positions have excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement, paid sick leave/vacation and holidays. Apply online at www.calpolycorporationjobs.org. CPC Human Resources, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407, AA/EEO.
There are no new job opportunities at this time.
ASI Employment Opportunities
Candidates are asked to visit http://www.asi.calpoly.edu to complete an application and apply for positions listed below. For more information, contact the ASI Business Office in UU 212 or call ext. 6-5800.
There are no new job opportunities at this time.