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Cal Poly Report — April 1, 2015


Cal Poly Again Ranked High on Return on Investment by

A Cal Poly education continues to be one of the best values among the nation’s top schools, announced. The Learn by Doing university ranks ninth among the nation’s public universities and No. 29 among all institutions for return on tuition investment, according to a new listing from the online salary, benefits and compensation information company. The list includes the weighted total cost for a graduate based on in-state tuition rates along with the 20-year net return on investment. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.

Campus to Host Cal Poly Alumnus, Congressman Jeff Denham on April 2

Jeff DenhamCongressman Jeff Denham (B.A., Political Science, 1992) will speak on his role as a member of Congress from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 2, in the Advanced Technology Laboratories (Building 7), Keck Lab (Room 2). Denham represents the 10th District of California in the U.S. House of Representatives. His district includes all of Stanislaus County and part of San Joaquin County. He was first elected to Congress in 2010 and is currently serving a third term. He will discuss his career path, the benefits of public service, and key federal issues being tackled by the 114th Congress. A question-and-answer session will follow his presentation. For more information, contact Michael Latner at

Cal Poly Study Finds Marine Protected Areas’ Recovery to Take Time

A new joint study from Cal Poly and the California Sea Grant suggests that the Central Coast’s marine protected areas may eventually produce more and larger fish than areas open to fishing, but the benefits could take time to accrue. The study looked at the first seven years of monitoring within four marine protected areas (MPAs) between San Francisco and Morro Bay. The study found few significant differences between fish populations inside and outside three of the MPAs, which were established in 2007. However, Point Lobos State Marine Reserve, which has been protected since 1973, is flourishing with more and bigger fish than its surrounding areas. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.

California Secretary of Agriculture to Keynote Cal Poly Resilient Food Systems Conference Set for May 8-9

Agriculture Secretary Karen RossThe Center for Sustainability will host the Resilient Food Systems Conference on Friday and Saturday, May 8-9. The event will bring together leaders in the food and agriculture sectors to discuss current initiatives on better health, thriving communities and resilient food systems. The keynote speaker will be Karen Ross, California’s secretary of agriculture. The conference will take place in Cal Poly’s Multi-Use Activity Center in the ASI Recreation Center. Conference attendance is free and open to the public, however registration is requested. Tickets are required for Friday’s lunch and for the Saturday afternoon reception. Detailed agenda information, exhibitor and sponsor forms, and registration links are available on the Center for Sustainability website.

Guayaki’s Michael Newton and Jose Sanchez Named Grand Marshals for Cal Poly’s 2015 Open House Parade

Michael Newton and Jose Sanchez of Guayaki will serve as grand marshals for the 2015 Open House parade April 18. Newton is one of the original founders of Guayaki, which makes organic, fair-trade Yerba Mate. Sanchez is the Los Angeles-area manager for the company. Both men are alumnae of Cal Poly. Guayaki got its start in San Luis Obispo in 1996, when Newton and a few other Cal Poly students teamed up to share their love of the Yerba Mate plant and its soothing tea with the world. The parade kicks off at 9 a.m. at the corner of Grand Avenue and North Perimeter Road and travels north toward Via Carta, ending at Dexter Lawn. Seating is available along the route. A variety of new and traditional events will be features at the 2015 Open House April 17 through 19. Activities following the parade include a Kids’ Fair, live music, a Campus Showcase, the Cal Poly Truck and Tractor Pull, the Cal Poly Rodeo and more. For highlights, visit the Cal Poly News website. For more information, visit the New Student & Transition Programs website.

Submission Guidelines Revised for Cal Poly Report

Cal Poly Report (CPR) is Cal Poly's official employee newsletter, designed to communicate information about officially sanctioned university news or events to faculty, staff and administrators. A new policy has been developed to help ensure CPR continues to contain only relevant and approved information. Submissions are now required to come from, or be approved by, the employee designated to approve submissions in the respective colleges, units and work areas. A list of designated approvers is available on the Cal Poly Report index website. Entries submitted by those other than the designated approver must be accompanied by an approval form signed by the unit's approver. The approval form is available online in fillable pdf format and a Microsoft Word format. CPR is published weekly during the school year, except during academic breaks, and monthly in the summer. The deadline for each weekly issue is 12:30 p.m. the Thursday prior to publication.

Faculty & Staff

Kinesiology Professor Honoredat SHAPE America National Convention

Camille O'BryantCamille O’Bryant, kinesiology professor and associate dean in Cal Poly's College of Science & Mathematics, received the E.B. Henderson Award on March 20 at the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America National Convention and Exposition in Seattle. The E.B. Henderson Award recognizes minority SHAPE America members who have increased involvement of ethnic minorities and/or underserved populations within their profession, SHAPE America or society through numerous years of dedication to scholarship, mentorship and service. O'Bryant's areas of specialty include sociological and psychological aspects of sport and physical activity. Her specific areas of interest are social justice, and gender and race/ethnicity issues in physical activity and sport. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.

Kaiwi-Lenting Receives Top Award from National Orientation Directors Association

Andrene Kaiwi-LentingAndrene Kaiwi-Lenting, director of New Student and Transition Programs, was awarded the 2015 Outstanding Orientation Professional award from the National Orientation Directors Association. Kaiwi-Lenting (B.S., Home Economics, 1991; M.A., Education, 2006) was recognized for more than 20 years of dedicated service, leadership and contributions to orientation, transition programs and for retention in higher education. This spring will mark her 21st Open House. Over the years, she has mentored thousands of students and staff and helped bring national acclaim to new student and transition programs at Cal Poly.

Student Affairs Announces Director of Assessment and Research

tim ArchieStudent Affairs has appointed Tim Archie (B.S., Recreation Administration, 2003; M.S, Agriculture, 2006) as director of assessment and research. Archie worked in the university setting for more than six years conducting research and assessment and has direct experience examining Student Affairs programs and services and their impact on engagement, retention and success. Archie will relocate from New Zealand, where he was a research fellow at Victoria University in Wellington. Prior to that, he was a researcher at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Archie completed his doctorate at Colorado State University, where he studied student engagement and success.

Nominations Sought for Provost’s Leadership Award for Partnership in Philanthropy

Nominations are being accepted for the Provost’s Leadership Award for Partnership in Philanthropy. The award recognizes a current or former faculty member’s superior achievement in fundraising. The recipient will receive campuswide recognition. The ddeadline is 5 p.m. Friday, April 17. Faculty, staff and students are eligible to submit nominations. Email nomination materials to Delores Lencioni, Office of the Provost, at Questions may be directed to Lencioni at ext. 6-2187. For more information and the nomination form, visit the Provost’s website.

Faculty and Staff Discount Available for Kids' STEM Summer Camp

Two sessions of Kids Learn STEM summer camp will be offered July 13-17 and 20-24, available to fifth- through eighth-grade students. The sessions will feature hands-on learning about forensics in a Learn by Doing Lab from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Discounts are available to faculty and staff, though discounted spaces are limited and will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, call ext. 6-2053.

Alcohol Service Request Trainings to be Held April 9 and 15

Administrative Compliance Services is offering two training sessions for those who plan events with catering and alcohol services. The trainings will be held from 2:10 to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 9 and Wednesday, April 15, in Baker Science (Building 180), Room 107. The focus will be how to submit an Alcohol Service Request form via the portal using eForms. For more information, email or call ext. 6-5447.

Get the Word Out: Senior Career Symposium to be Held April 24

Faculty and staff are asked to help alert students to the Senior Career Symposium being held from 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 24. The conference-style event will cover topics including salary negotiation, interview skills, professional branding, career advancement and financial planning. The event will also include a panel of alumni and employers and a keynote speaker. The event is hosted by Career Services and open to all graduating students. Space is limited. Students can register here.

Date Change: Collaborative Advising for Student Success, Workshop II, Moved to May 7

Collaborative Advising for Student Success, Workshop II, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 7, in the Advanced Technology Laboratories (Building 7). The date change is intended to allow the smaller work group to complete its recommendations and options, which will be included as part of the agenda for Workshop II. This iterative process will help the entire group to create goals and a shared vision for a university advising model that can best support student success. For more information, contact Carrie Canine at or ext. 6-5709.

Employment Equity Facilitator Workshops Scheduled for Spring and Summer

The schedule for spring and summer employment equity facilitator workshops has been released. The workshops will be held in Fisher Science (Building 33), Room 290 as follows: from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 10; 10:30 a.m. to noon Friday, May 8; 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 8; 2:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 7; and 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12. Martha Cody, director of equal opportunity, will lead the workshops. She will be joined by Jen Myers from Academic Personnel and Chrystal Pope or Taj Knudsen from Human Resources. They will answer questions and provide information on the faculty and staff recruitment processes. Ethan Kuster will be available to answer questions about institutionally sponsored H-1B visas for foreign faculty and staff. To enroll, contact Kuster at or ext. 6-7387. For more information, visit the website for the Office of Equal Opportunity.

Grant Writing Workshop to be Offered Spring Quarter

The College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences, the Grants Development Office, and Sponsored Programs will offer a workshop on grant writing from 11 a.m. to noon Thursdays this spring. The nine-week program begins April 2 and will be held in the Erhart Agriculture Building (No. 10), Room 215. The workshop is for faculty or staff interested in research or research administration. The seminar will be a hands-on overview covering grant writing and research administration. Topics will include sources of funding, types of awards (grants, contracts and gifts), marketing ideas, how to approach sponsors, reading RFPs (request for proposals), what to include and not to include, abstracts, budgets and justifications, indirect costs, payroll and purchasing, and intellectual property and review processes. Writing and analysis will be done every week, and participants may bring their own examples for assistance and critique. By the end of the quarter, participants will be able to complete the majority of a proposal and will have knowledge of related contacts and resources at Cal Poly. The workshop will be team-taught by Sue Tonik, CAFES grants analyst, and staff from Grants Development and Sponsored Programs. For more information, contact Tonik at or ext. 6-7241.

Student Successes

2015 Cal Poly Landwehr Creative Writing Contest Winners Announced

English major Rhiannon Kelly and manufacturing engineering major Kory Barri won the university’s 2015 Al Landwehr Creative Writing Contest. Editors’ choice winners were English majors Evan Falkenthal and Kelsy Koenig in poetry and English major Mackenzie Soldan and business administration major Connor Edwards in fiction. The students will read their winning works and receive prizes at the annual Creative Writing Contest Awards Reading in May. The 2015 issue of Byzantium will premiere that night. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.

Campus Announcements

Opening Ceremony for Veterans Success Center to be Held April 2

Group of men under Veteran Center pop-up awningThe campus community will celebrate the grand opening of its first Veterans Success Center from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 2, in the UU Plaza. The event will feature Cal Poly’s ROTC Color Guard; the Star-Spangled Banner, performed by Scott Andrews, SLO Jazz executive director; and War Memorial plaque acknowledgement by Cal Poly alumnus and retired Naval Commander Don Morris, followed by remarks from President Armstrong and Congresswoman Lois Capps. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.

Recreation Center to Host Free Rec Friday on April 3

The Recreation Center invites Cal Poly community members (faculty, staff, alumni, retirees, emeriti, spouses and registered domestic partners) for complimentary use of the facility and classes Friday, April 3. For current members, this is the chance to bring a co-worker and share the joy. This includes use of gyms and weight rooms, racquetball courts, pools and fitness classes. To learn more about programs and activities, visit the Recreation Center website. For a full schedule of group exercise classes, view the fitness schedule. To plan a visit, check out the Recreation Center’s hours of operation. Photo ID and proof of eligibility (Cal Poly ID or Alumni Association card) are required for entry. For more information, contact Membership Services at ext. 6-6335 or

Career Services Offers Resource to Help Find Summer Workers

Career Services will offer the SLOCAL Summer Jobs program to help find temporary and part-time workers during the summer months. SLOCAL Summer Jobs will be advertised on MustangJOBS April 6-17, before registration begins for summer classes -- a prime time to hire student employees for summer 2015. For more information, visit the Career Services website.

Presentation on Fairy Tales as 'Teaching Stories' for Boys and Young Men on April 7

The Research Scholars in Residence Program will sponsor a presentation by George Bekey on the significance of fairy tales at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, in the Kennedy Library, Room 202A. Bekey will discuss how fairy tales have traditionally been used as "teaching stories" to help boys and young men deal with the difficulties of becoming adults. Bekey is professor emeritus of computer science at the University of Southern California and a research scholar in residence at Cal Poly. Faculty, staff, students and members of the community are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Allie Bakaly at ext. 6-5153 or visit the Office of Research & Economic Development website.

One-on-One Financial Counseling Available April 8

Human Resources has arranged for individual financial counseling sessions between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, in the Administration Building (No. 1), Room 124. The sessions are by appointment only and subject to supervisory approval and department operational needs. The sessions will be presented by Michael Johns, a financial advisor with TIAA-CREF. To register, visit the TIAA-CREF website or call 866-843-5640 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday (ET).

Kennedy Library to Present Interactive Workshop on Appropriate Technologies April 10

Lonny Grafman with students working on a project on a tableThe Kennedy Library will present an interactive workshop on “Appropriate Technologies, Near and Far,” featuring Humboldt State University Professor Lonny Grafman from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 10, in the second floor café lounge. Appropriate technology is technology designed to be appropriate to its context. It is often developed using open source principles and emphasizes choice, people, scale and sustainability, among other considerations. It can be found in developed and developing countries. The presentation is an Open Science Café event in which Grafman will engage participants in a local needs assessment followed by a quick co-design to model the collaborative process of designing appropriate technology. He will also describe examples of past projects. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.

Tomato Mania is Coming to Campus April 11-12

A variety of types of tomatoes in several bowls and on a tableMore than 65 varieties of tomato plants will be available at the annual Tomato Mania plant sale Saturday and Sunday, April 11 and 12, at the Poly Plant Shop. Moonglow, Beefsteak, Shady Lady, Alaskan Fancy, and a selection of cherry tomato plants are just some of the varieties that will be available. Tomato Mania is an annual student-run enterprise project. The 2015 program is directed by a team of six students who have grown more than 5,000 tomato plants from seed to provide home gardeners with quality plants that will produce fresh tomatoes throughout the summer.  The Poly Plant Shop is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., located on Via Carta Road in Building 48.

Annual Al Smith Day Celebration set for April 12 at Swanton Pacific Ranch

Swanton Pacific Railroad (engine)The annual Al Smith Day celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 12, at Cal Poly’s Swanton Pacific Ranch in Davenport, Calif., 10 miles north of Santa Cruz. There will be train rides, tours and demonstrations of the ranch facilities, and a Santa Maria-style barbecue. Attendees can ride the Swanton Pacific Railroad. The one-third scale, steam-powered train will offer free rides from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The barbecue lunch will be served around noon. The event honors College of Agriculture alumnus Al Smith, who left the 3,200-acre, $20 million Swanton Pacific Ranch to Cal Poly after he died in 1993. The ranch serves as an extension of Cal Poly’s instructional programs in agriculture, forestry and other disciplines. Tickets include the barbecue and unlimited train rides. The event sells out every year. Prior to April 2, tickets are $25 for adults; $15 for youth (4 to 10 years); children 3 and under are free. After April 2, tickets are $35 for adults; $20 for youth. For a schedule of events and the registration form, visit the Swanton Pacific Railroad website. For more information, contact Ed Carnegie at 805-995-3659 or

Natural History Museum Archaeologist to Discuss America’s Missions April 13 

David Hurst Thomas, curator of anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History, will present “Reharvesting Ramona’s Garden: Romance and Reality in America’s Mythical Mission Past” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 13, in the Performing Arts Center Pavilion. The history of the Franciscan and Jesuit missions of America’s Spanish borderlands is steeped in nostalgia and romance, perpetuated by mainstream narratives. Thomas will discuss how the perceived romanticism has shaped views of the archaeological record and will delve into the most recent archaeological evidence from across the Spanish borderlands to offer a more historically appropriate perspective on the missions’ heritage. For more information, visit the College of Liberal Arts website.

Computer Science Professor to Talk on Data Security Crisis April 16

Zachary Peterson in front of block wallZachary N. J. Peterson, assistant professor of computer science and a faculty member with the university’s Cybersecurity Center, will present “Cyber CSI: Working to Solve the Data Security Crisis” from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 16, in the Kennedy Library, Room 111-C. Peterson will discuss the security implications of data storage systems and issues with encrypting mobile device data. He will address the challenges of digital forensics, a branch of forensic science encompassing the recovery and investigation of material found in digital devices, often in relation to computer crime. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Jeanine Scaramozzino at or visit the Kennedy Library website.

Central Coast Lean Hosts Workshop on ‘Liberating Structures’ to be Held April 17

Central Coast Lean, a research and community outreach program of the Orfalea College of Business, will host a workshop titled “The Surprising Power of Liberating Structures” from  8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 17, at the Monday Club in San Luis Obispo. The workshop aims to provide efficient business strategies designed to streamline meetings, decision-making and leadership for intelligent growth. Keith McCandless, specialist in business strategy and organizational development, will facilitate the workshop. The presentation will also contain a Learn by Doing component that addresses specific challenges from audience members. The presentation will benefit leaders in higher education and various community organizations. For pricing details and registration, visit Central Coast Lean website.

Kennedy Library to Present Conversation About RFID on April 20

Kennedy Library will present a conversation on “Living with an Internet of Things: RFID and Our Future,”featuring Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor of RFID Journal from 10:30 a.m. to noon Monday, April 20, in the second floor café lounge. Many believe that radio frequency identification (RFID) will radically transform information technology and the way we do business in the near future. It is a key enabler of the Internet of Things, allowing companies to track and manage parts, containers, tools, finished goods and other real-world objects in real time, with little or no human intervention. Roberti, Founder and Editor of RFID Journal is the world’s leading RFID expert. Participants will also have the opportunity to experiment with RFID technologies during a hands-on meet and greet before the event. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.

Entrepreneurship in Food, Wine Industry to be the Focus of April 22 Forum

Food & Wine event flyer“Eat More Innovation: Food & Wine for Entrepreneurs” is the title of the Cal Poly Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship’s spring forum set for 4:30 to 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at Performing Arts Center. The forum will explore the dynamic world of food and wine and is designed for local business owners and young entrepreneurs exploring the food and wine industry. Participants will have an opportunity to interact with a panel of entrepreneurs who have aligned their passion for great taste with business practices, innovation and success. The P.E.N. (Pitches, Exhibits, Networking) portion of the evening will feature an interactive exhibit of projects in the College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences. Attendees will have the chance to compete for prizes. The forum is free and open to the public; however, advance registration is required. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website. For tickets, visit the April Forum registration site.

Presentation on Surviving an Active Shooter to be Held April 23

George Hughes, chief of University Police, will present “Seconds to Save Lives: Surviving an Active Shooter Incident” from 9:30 to 11 a.m. April 23, in Chumash Auditorium. The program will provide an overview of proactive safety measures for an active shooter situation, how law enforcement responds, and what people on campus can do to increase personal safety. The event is open to faculty, staff and students. For more information, contact the University Police Department at ext. 6-6654, or email

Name Change for Health & Counseling Services Reflects Addition of Wellbeing Program

The department of Health & Counseling Services has changed its name to Campus Health & Wellbeing to reflect the addition of the Campus Wellbeing program. Health Services, Counseling Services, Health Education (and Campus Wellbeing) will remain under the Campus Health & Wellbeing umbrella. Dr. Cha See has been hired as director of the Campus Wellbeing Program and is responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of Campus Wellbeing initiatives for students, staff and faculty from a holistic perspective. See will collaborate with partners to develop programs that help students, staff and faculty achieve a balanced life and become successful in their personal and professional endeavors. To learn more about the Campus Wellbeing Program, email

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'Mamma Mia!' at the PAC on April 6

The musical "Mamma Mia!" is coming to the Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 6. The ninth longest-running show in Broadway history, "Mamma Mia!" has been seen by more than 54 million people worldwide and is the most successful movie musical of all time. Built around songs from the group Abba, the show will include fan-favorites "Dancing Queen," "S.O.S." and "Take a Chance on Me." Though the show is almost sold out, additional tickets may be released closer to the show date. Tickets range from $60 to $90. For more information, visit the Cal Poly Arts website.

St. Lawrence String Quartet to Concert to April 9

St. Lawrence String Quartet will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in the Spanos Theatre. One of the world-class chamber ensembles of its generation, the group is known for its interpretive spontaneity and fierce musical commitment. The musicians will perform their “Haydn Discovery Session,” an in-depth exploration of the famed composer’s extraordinary string quartets. Tickets are $45 for the public and $36 for faculty, staff and students. For more information, visit the Cal Poly Arts website.

Students Team Up with Opera San Luis Obispo in ‘The Merry Widow’ April 10-11

promotional art for 'The Merry Widow'Cal Poly Student Opera Theatre (CPSOT) and Opera San Luis Obispo (OperaSLO) are partnering in opera education to present Franz Lehar's romantic operetta "The Merry Widow" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 10 and 11, in Spanos Theatre. In the co-opera productions, students sing lead, comprimario and ensemble roles; half the orchestra members are students; and the dancers, chorus, stage managers, assistant director, assistant producer, makeup, costume designers and stage craftsmen are students. "The Merry Widow" enables all CPSOT singers to be on stage, rather than a select few. The opera will be conducted by Music Professor David Arrivée. Bay Area opera performer and director Ross Halper, known affectionately as "opera's mad genius," directs and stars in the production. Tickets are available at the Cal Poly Ticket Office or by calling 805-756-4849. For more information, visit the Music Department website.

An Afternoon with Radio Pesonality Ira Glass on April 12

Cal Poly Arts is presenting "Reinventing Radio: An Afternoon with Ira Glass" at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 12, at the Performing Arts Center. Glass, the award-winning creator and host of the public radio show “This American Life” will talk about his program and how it's put together: what makes a compelling story, where they find the stories, and how he and his staff try to push broadcast journalism to do things it doesn't usually do. He will include memorable moments from past shows and what was behind them. Tickets range from $40 to $58 for the public and $32 to $46.60 for faculty, staff and students. For more information, visit Cal Poly Arts website.

Grammy-Award Winner Lila Downs to Perform April 14

Grammy-winner Lila Downs will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in the Performing Arts Centers Cohan Center. With a smoky voice and a multicultural vision, the performer has become one of the most innovative masters of Mesoamerican music on both sides of the border. A pre-show lecture will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center Pavilion. Tickets range from $30 to $56 for the public and $24 to $44.80 for faculty, staff and students. For more information, visit the Cal Poly Arts website.

Adonis Puentes & The Voice of Cuba Orchestra to Appear on April 17

Adonis Puentes and the Voice of Cuba will deliver the rhythm and sounds of Cuban music to Spanos Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday, April 17. His rich voice will be surrounded by all-acoustic orchestra featuring syncopated Cuban rhythms, deep bass lines, jazzy horn arrangements, and melodic piano and guitar. Tickets $38 for the public and $30.40 for faculty, staff and students. For more information, visit the Cal Poly Arts website.

Open House Concert Set for April 17

Open House ConcertThree Cal Poly music ensembles featuring more than 100 of the university’s finest student musicians will perform at this year’s Open House Concert at 8 p.m. Friday, April 17, in Harman Hall in the Performing Arts Center. The ensembles include the Cal Poly Symphony, Cal Poly Wind Ensemble and University Jazz Band I. Tickets to the concert are $12 and $14 for the public and $9 and $12 for senior citizens and students. Tickets are available at the Cal Poly Ticket Office or by phone by calling SLO-4TIX (756-4849). For more information, visit the Music Department calendar website.

Poly Royal Rodeo to Ride Again April 17-18

Competitor on horseback with two people by his side and a crowd in the backgroundThe 75th annual Poly Royal Rodeo will be held during Open House. Gates open at 6 p.m. Friday, April 17, and at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 18. Fun for the whole family, the event will feature performances by eight teams, including Cal Poly's winning rodeo team, which has earned 44 national titles since 1986. General admission tickets are $10; children 5 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased through the Cal Poly Ticket Office.

Music Department to Present Open House Recital April 18

Open House Recital studentsMusic Department will present an Open House Student Recital at 2:10 p.m. Saturday, April 18, in the Davidson Music Center (Building 45), Room 218, on campus. The recital is one of many events scheduled for Cal Poly’s 22nd annual Open House. The repertoire will be varied, illustrating different genres and styles. Several of the performers will present works that will also be on their upcoming senior recitals. The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Music Department website.

'The Bobs' A Cappella Group to Perform on April 18

The a cappella group The Bobs will display their vocal mastery and irreverent sense of humor at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 18, in the Spanos Theatre. Regarded as a band without instruments, The Bobs use just their voices and body percussion to fill a room with an orchestra of harmonious sound and comedy, performing unique covers and original tunes. Tickets range from $38 for the public and $30.40 for faculty, staff and students. For more information, visit the Cal Poly Arts website.

Music Department to Present All-State Music Festival Concert April 19

The Music Department will host the Cal Poly All-State Festival Concert, featuring some of the state’s best high school musicians, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 19, in the Performing Arts Center’s Harman Hall. The concert will also feature the winner of the festival’s solo competition, accompanied by pianist and Cal Poly Music Department faculty member Susan Azaret Davies. Tickets to the concert are $12 and $14 for the public and $9 and $12 for senior citizens and students. Tickets are available at the Cal Poly Ticket Office or by phone by calling SLO-4TIX (756-4849).

Kennedy Library to Present ‘Historic San Luis Obispo Shared Through GIS’ April 30

Natural resources and environmental sciences lecturer David Yun, San Luis Obispo’s geographic information services supervisor, will present “Historic San Luis Obispo Shared Through GIS” from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 30, in the Kennedy Library, Room 111-C. Yun will discuss how the scanning of historic maps and documents using GIS tools has provided new ways to visualize and connect to information from the past. He will also demonstrate online mapping and Web apps to show users how to find and view historic buildings, chart the growth of San Luis Obispo over the decades, and compare side-by-side maps of San Luis Obispo today with how it appeared more than 100 years ago. For more information, visit the Kennedy Library website.

Tour the Cal Poly Pier in Avila Beach on May 16

Bring the kids and the camera and tour the Cal Poly Pier in Avila Beach from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 16. The spring open house will feature interactive displays, including special touch tanks full of live marine creatures, microscopes for viewing ultra-small sea creatures, a “Discover Scuba” experience and more. Cal Poly professors and students will be on hand to explain their ongoing research into local marine life, including protecting Morro Bay's ecosystem, sustaining local fisheries, and mapping ocean currents on the Central Coast. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.


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Job Vacancies

Employment Opportunities

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

#103590 – Supervising Locksmith*, Administration & Finance, Facility Services. $5,112-$6,479 per month. Open until filled. Review begins April 1. *Non-Statuary supervisor/lead as defined by the Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act.

#103585 – Coordinator, Parking and Events (Administrative Analyst/Specialist – Exempt I), Administration & Finance University Police. $3,897-$6,022 per month. Open until filled. Review begins April 1.

#103585 – Data Warehouse Engineer (Analyst Programmer – Career), Information Services, Information Technology Services, Information Systems. $4,372-$9,217 per month. Up to three positions available. Open until filled. Review begins April 19.

#103604 – Study Abroad Coordinator (Student Services Professional III), Academic Affairs, International Center. $4,002-$5,701 per month. Open until filled. Review begins April 8.

#103594 – Assistant Director, International Recruitment and Admissions (Administrator I), Academic Affairs, International Center. Salary commensurate with background and experience. Anticipated hiring range: $60,000-$65,000 per year. Open until filled. Review begins April 17.

#103593 – Clinical Laboratory Scientist II, Student Affairs, Health Services. Up to three positions available. One full-time, 10/12 pay plan position (benefited). Anticipated Hiring Range: $3,920-$4,706 per month. Two hourly, per diem, part-time, temporary through June 30, 2016, with possible extension (non-benefited). Anticipated hiring range: $19.92-$35 per hour. Open until filled. Review begins April 3.

Faculty Employment Opportunities

Candidates are asked to visit the Cal Poly Jobs website 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.


#103595Tenure Track Position in Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry, Chemistry & Biochemistry Department, College of Science & Mathematics, ext. 6-2694. Review begins April 20.

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. All positions have excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement, paid sick leave/vacation and holidays. To view job postings and/or apply, visit the Corporation website. For assistance, contact Human Resources at ext. 6-1121.

Project Coordinator, Small Business Development Center and Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, $38,012-$55,172 per year.

Assistant Supervisor (10-month), Campus Dining, $10.54-$15.28 per hour.

ASI Employment Opportunities

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

Food Program Assistant (Children's Programs). Hourly rate: $12.29. Benefits included. Position open until filled. Review begins April 3.

Administrative Assistant (2-year temporary). Hourly rate: $14.30. Benefits included. Position open until filled. Review begins April 3.

Coordinator, Event Management. Annual salary: $47,101.60. Position closes at 5 p.m., April 3.