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Cal Poly Report — February 11, 2015


Cal Poly and Santa Maria-Bonita School District Receive $1.8 Million Math Education Grant

Cal Poly and the Santa Maria-Bonita School District received a $1.8 million California Mathematics and Science Partnership grant from the state Department of Education to fund a program aimed at improving elementary and middle school student achievement in mathematics. With this funding, Cal Poly will offer a three-year mathematics development program for local teachers called Central Coast STEM Institutes. The program will help teachers develop a curriculum that links mathematics to the real world. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.

Open House 2015 Set for April 16-18

Students with sign and on horseback in Poly Royal paradeCal Poly welcomes prospective students, their families, and the San Luis Obispo community to the 22nd annual Open House, April 16-18. The event, themed “This is the Mustang Nation,” will give attendees an opportunity to explore the enriching aspects of the Learn by Doing philosophy while sampling life in San Luis Obispo. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website, or contact Brennan Crilly, New Student & Transition Programs, at ext. 6-2400 or

Save the Date for the Annual Service Awards Luncheon March 17

State, Cal Poly Corporation and ASI employees with milestone service anniversaries in 2014 will be honored at the Annual Service Awards Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, in Chumash Auditorium. Organizers are collecting photos of the service award recipients to include in a slide show. The event will be emceed by Phil Bailey and include a slideshow of service award recipients. Please email photos to by March 6. For more information about photos, contact Kaylene Wakeman at ext. 6-2403 or A “Little Italy” buffet will be served, including antipasto salad, caesar salad, chicken penne, cheese tortellini, garlic breadsticks, beverage and dessert. Tickets are $12 and will be available as of Tuesday, Feb. 17, from Tracy Watson, ASI, ext. 6-1292; Dawn Rudder, Fiscal Services, ext. 6-5871; Merrie Kay Reis, Corporation, ext. 6-2849; and Cindy Boone, Corporation, ext. 6-2457.

Cal Poly Event to Honor Aspiring Female Computer Scientists

The Cal Poly Computer Science Department and the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) will recognize 13 Central California high school female students for their accomplishments and aspirations in computing and technology. The regional NCWIT Aspirations in Computing awards ceremony will be held March 13 at Cal Poly. The winners — from San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura and Fresno counties — will be honored at the event. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.

The Cal Poly Organic Farm Ranked Among 20 Best University Farms in America by Best College Reviews

Cal Poly's organic farmThe 11-acre production farm in the College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences’ Horticulture & Crop Science Department is certified organic by the California Certified Organic Farmers. The Cal Poly farm is managed by students, faculty and staff and provides a place for undergraduates to immerse themselves in Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing philosophy in organic and sustainable farming practices. Dozens of varieties of produce are grown each year — including broccoli, squash, kale and carrots — and sold at farmers markets, to local vendors and restaurants, and on the Cal Poly campus. Unsold produce is donated to the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County. The organic farm also serves as a classroom and laboratory to other Cal Poly courses and research programs. Best College Reviews is an editorially independent college review website focusing on college rankings and reviews of college features.

Faculty & Staff

Grants Available for Faculty Members to Develop New Global Programs

The Cal Poly International Center is accepting grant proposals for the 2015-16 academic year, including summer 2016. The grants will fund up to $3,000 to support a faculty member's international travel to develop a new Cal Poly Global Program: a study abroad program led by a Cal Poly faculty member. Grants can help fund visits to single sites or multiple sites within a country or world region. The deadline for emailed proposals is March 15. For more information, including proposal instructions, eligibility information, qualifying expenses, and competitive priorities for funding, visit the International Center's Program Development Grants page.

University Store Accepting Textbook Adoptions for Spring Term

The University Store is accepting textbook adoption requisitions for spring quarter. Submissions are requested as soon as possible. Early textbook adoptions allow the University Store to obtain more used and rental textbooks, which saves students money.
To submit textbook adoptions:
— Order through the Textbook Adoption website, or
— Email with the following information: ISBN number, author and title of courseware, and whether the book is required, recommended, optional, or a study guide, etc.
For more information or assistance with textbook adoptions, contact a courseware representative at ext. 6-1171.

Career Services Launches ‘Candid Career’ Online Resource

Using Student Success funding, Career Services recently added another 24/7 online resource to help students explore careers and land a job. Candid Career includes a video library with thousands of informational interviews featuring industry professionals sharing their career experiences and giving advice on how to prepare for their career fields. It also includes career advice videos on topics such as resume writing, interviewing, networking and more. Candid Career can be accessed from the Career Services website by clicking the 24/7 Resources tab. Career Services' online resources can be incorporated into curriculum and class assignments in a variety of ways. For information and suggestions on how to utilize these resources in courses, faculty are invited to consult with career counselor specialist for the respective college.

Finance Dashboard Workshops to be Held Feb. 18

The Administration & Finance (AFD) Business Connection (ABC) will offer a workshop on the use and navigation of dashboards to effectively manage financial resources. The workshop will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18. Dashboards are the official reporting system for end-users of the university’s financial system. Attendees must have security access to the dashboards to take the class. Those who do not have access must fill out a CMS Access Request and allow five business days for approvals and implementation. Each workshop will be limited to 12 participants. The maximum number of attendees for this group has been met. For more training dates and other classes, visit the ABC training calendar. For more information, email

CTLT's Instructional Innovation Showcase Features Innovations in eLearning Feb. 25

The Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology (CTLT) invites faculty and staff to the Winter Instructional Innovation Showcase from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, in the Advanced Technology Laboratories (Building 7). Faculty will share experiences and innovative practices for eLearning pedagogies. Three presentations will be offered. Scott Kelting will present "An Online Year in Review." Ann DeLay will present "A Beginner's Perspective of the Flipped Classroom." Franklin Gaudi will present "Online Problem Sets: Improving Exam Scores through Active Learning." Discussion will follow the presentations. Hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served. For further information, go to the CTLT website.

Faculty Applications Available for Cal Poly Global Programs, Summer and Fall 2016

The Cal Poly International Center invites faculty from all colleges to apply to teach in Cal Poly Global Programs during 2016. The programs are led by faculty with strong teaching records who can offer general education or specialty courses appropriate to the specific program. The summer intensive offerings include programs in England, Spain, Peru and Thailand; there is also a fall term offering in Spain. For applications and information regarding qualifications and deadlines, visit the Faculty tab on the Study Abroad website.

Grants Supporting Faculty Scholarship Extended to Lecturers

The Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities (RSCA) Grant Program, supported by funds from the Provost’s Office, is intended to help faculty remain engaged in their disciplines beyond the classroom and to contribute new knowledge through robust programs of scholarship focused on strengthening California socially, culturally and economically. The annual funds are intended to provide more internal resources to help faculty pursue a broader array of professional activities. The deadline to submit proposals for awards of mini-grants, assigned time, and additional compensation for 2015-16 is 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 16. The RFP has been updated to allow lecturers the opportunity to apply. For application and submission instructions, visit the Office of Research & Economic Development website or call at ext. 6-5153.

Kennedy Library Announces New Faculty Award

A new faculty award, the Learn by Doing Scholar Award, has been established to acknowledge and inspire formal scholarship and research into Cal Poly’s signature pedagogy, Learn by Doing. The inaugural awards will be given in two categories to create an inclusive process that encourages fully-realized as well as emerging scholarship. The Published Research category ($2,000 award) recognizes completed research that has been externally reviewed and shared through publication or presentation. The Planned and In-Progress Research category ($1,000 award) recognizes promising research proposals or research in progress and supports faculty in completing and sharing their findings. Open to all Cal Poly faculty, the awards are sponsored by the Information Services advisory board. Applications will be accepted from Feb. 15 to March 20. Recipients will be announced in spring 2015. Application procedures and criteria for the award categories are available on the Kennedy Library website.

Cal Poly Corporation Board Seeking Faculty Member

The Academic Senate is seeking nominations from tenured faculty to serve on the Cal Poly Corporation board of directors for the 2015-18 term. A description of the board member's responsibilities is available on the Academic Senate website. Interested faculty should complete an Expression of Intent and Willingness to Serve form available on the site. The completed form must be received by the Academic Senate office by Tuesday, March 10. For more information, call the Academic Senate Office at extension 6-1258.

Career Services Hosts Industry ‘Meet-ups’ Tuesdays in February

Career Services will host “meet-ups,” where students can hear from professionals about opportunities in industries of interest. The events will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. three Tuesdays in February in Student Services (Building 124), Room 117. Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Faculty and staff are encouraged to share the opportunity with students. Topics include “Careers in Wellness” on Feb. 3, “Helping Careers” on Feb. 10, and “Outdoor Adventure Careers” on Feb. 24. For more information and a list of featured guests for each event, go to the Career Services website.

Student Successes

Cal Poly Society of Women Engineers Honors Five Outstanding Members

The five ladies awarded Outstanding Women in Engineering 2014The Cal Poly Society of Women Engineers announced five recipients of the 2014 Outstanding Women in Engineering award at this year’s Evening with Industry held Jan. 22 at the Avila Beach Golf Resort. More than $32,000 in scholarships were also awarded. The Outstanding Women in Engineering recipients were chosen based on four criteria: faculty recommendations, demonstrated leadership, related work experience and grade point average. Each of the winners is actively engaged in extracurricular activities. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.

Campus Announcements

Search Committees Encouraged to Use Diversity & Inclusivity Lists

The Office of University Diversity & Inclusivity (OUD&I) keeps an updated list of faculty and staff from the diverse faculty and staff associations who have agreed to speak with prospective employees about working and teaching at Cal Poly and provide insight about finding community in San Luis Obispo County. This initiative is beneficial in helping to attract diverse candidates to Cal Poly. OUD&I encourages search committes direct applicants to the website to express Cal Poly's commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus community. The list can be found on the OUD&I website under the "Faculty and Staff Resources" tab. For more information about this resource and other efforts from OUD&I, email

Career Services to Host Careers in Wellness Technology Event Feb. 11

Career Services will host professionals from the emerging industry of wellness technology (comprised by markets such as wearable devices, biometric data, fitness apps, and online wellness tracking and management systems.) The event will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 11, in the ATL. Speakers will include representatives from Mindbody, StrengthPortal and Platinum Performance, who will discuss their career paths, how the industry is expanding and changing, and advice for students interested in entering this field. Following the panel, attendees will have the opportunity to network and engage in informal discussion. This event is the latest in an ongoing series, which is part of the Emerging Markets Project. Through this project, Career Services seeks to connect students with new and expanding areas of employment and facilitate collaboration and dialog across campus and between students and professionals. This project is made possible by Student Success Fee funding. For more information, contact Career Services at ext. 6-2501 or

Workshop on Collaborative Advising for Student Success to be Held Feb. 17

Don MaruskaUniversity Advising and Academic Programs & Planning are sponsoring a series of workshops designed to create goals and a shared vision for advising across campus. The first in the series will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Feb. 17, in the Performing Arts Center Pavilion. The workshops are open to the campus community including campus leadership, the advising community, faculty, staff and students. Don Maruska will facilitate the event. He is an entrepreneur, business coach, speaker, and author of the books “How Great Decisions Get Made” and “Take Charge of Your Talent.” Over a five-month period, participants will create a shared vision and compelling goals for Cal Poly advising, examine critical issues that need attention, identify options to promote student success that require development and evaluation, and define the direction for a coordinated approach to advising. Seating is limited to 150 people and maximum capacity has been met. For more information, contact Beth Merritt Miller at ext. 6-5709.

Financial Planning Seminar to be Held Three Times on Feb. 18

Human Resources is offering a seminar on investment planning three times, from 11 a.m. to noon, noon to 1 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18, in the Administration Building, Room 133. Presented by Valic Financial Advisors, the seminar explores different aspects of sound financial planning. Participants will leave with simple action steps that they can start using immediately to reach their financial goals.  The investment planning seminar including how to determine risk tolerance and time horizon, develop an investment strategy, diversify investment, and plan portfolio reviews to ensure proper allocation. To register, visit the Valic website and use code 4116SAN11AA.

Seminar on Savings Plus to be Held Three Times on Feb. 19

Human Resources will present a financial planning workshop from Savings Plus. The same 45-minute workshop will be led by Ralph Hoskins, certified financial planner, at 11 a.m., and 12:30 and 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, in UU 216. The workshops, titled "Put Savings Plus to Work For You," demonstrate the benefits of saving for retirement, how Savings Plus can help you reach your financial goals, and details about how to enroll, invest, and prepare if you are near retirement. The Savings Plus program is a long-term savings program designed by the State of California to supplement employee retirement income. There are two deferred compensation plans available for eligible employees:  a 401k and a 457. Both plans offer convenient payroll deductions on a pre-tax or after-tax basis, and other benefits. To be eligible to enroll, employees must be a state CalPERS member. No pre-registration is required. To register, call 805-459-2005, email, or visit the Savings Plus Program website. For complex financial planning guidance, one-on-one appointments are also available.

Central Coast Lean Summit Planned for Feb. 19-20

Lean Summit 2015 with morro in backgroundCal Poly's industrial technology faculty will host the fourth annual Central Coast Lean Summit on Feb. 19 and 20 in the Performing Arts Center. The event will feature workshops on lean practices across healthcare, higher education, government and manufacturing. Norbert Majerus, senior master black belt in lean operations at Goodyear, will serve as the event's keynote speaker. Attendees will also be able to network with lean experts from different parts of California and collaborate with faculty. For more information and registration, visit the Orfalea College of Business website.

Training to be Held Feb. 20 for CSUEU Evaluation Process

Human Resources will be conducting a training session and overview on the new CSUEU (Employee Union) Employee Evaluation process. The training will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at the Baker Center (Building 180), Room 101. Space is limited. Attendance is subject to departmental staffing needs. For more information, contact Dawn Rudder at ext. 6-5871 or

Tickets Available for Feb. 28 RPTA Fundraiser at Santa Margarita Ranch

Road sign with info about the RPTA fundraising eventThe Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration (RPTA) Department will host its annual dinner and auction fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 28, at the historic Santa Margarita Ranch. The event includes dinner and silent and live auctions. The fundraiser supports scholarships and department activities such as the RPTA Academic Quiz Bowl team’s attendance at the National Recreation and Park Association Congress. The auction includes items such as an Edna Valley wine tour with SLO Safe Ride and Sunday passes for Savor the Central Coast 2015. Tickets are $25 for students, $40 for alumni, and $50 for friends of the university. To buy tickets, visit the RPTA auction website. For more information, email the planning committee at or visit the group's Facebook page.

OCOB Provides Free Tax Preparation Services to Low-Income Filers through March 14

The Orfalea College of Business is sponsoring a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) clinic to provide free tax return preparation assistance for individuals and families with annual incomes less than $53,000. Cal Poly students and faculty will host clinics from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on most Saturdays through March 14. Clinics will be held in the Business Building (No. 3), at the Business and Career OneStop of Five Cities in Grover Beach, and at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria. Nearly 100 IRS-certified accounting students will prepare tax returns, including forms 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, 540, 540A, 540EZ and some supporting forms. The returns will be reviewed by volunteer CPAs and faculty from the Orfalea College of Business. For clinic times and locations, visit the VITA website.

UPD Announces New Escort Program for Safety

To enhance safety, the University Police Department offers a walking escort service on campus from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. To request an escort, call ext. 6-STEP (7837). Mustang Patrol will escort the caller to an on-campus residence or vehicle. For more information, call ext. 6-6679.

New Compliance and Safety Training Courses Required for Every Employee

Environmental Health & Safety is joining other CSU campuses to implement a systemwide online compliance and safety training program. Cal Poly employees will receive an email in the next week with information on the three classes they are required to complete: Injury and Illness Prevention, Emergency and Disaster Preparedness, and Workplace Ergonomics. The training will be available through CSU-Skillsoft, which offers an intuitive and easy-to-use interface. For more information on accessing CSU-Skillsoft via the Cal Poly Portal, visit the ITS Service Desk website.

Vehicle Maintenance, Inspection and Repair Required Annually

Cal Poly Facilities is providing notification of CSU-mandated requirements regarding campus fleet management. Departments with state-owned vehicles are subject to the CSU motor vehicle policies, whether the department contracts with the Facilities Services Transportation Department or an outside vendor for services. A detailed description of the responsibilities of state vehicle operation is located on the Facility Services website.

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Kennedy Library to Host Talk on Geospatial Data Feb. 12

Jon Jablonski, head of UC Santa Barbara's Map and Imagery Laboratory, will present "Where Does All Geospatial Data Go?" from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 12, in Room 111-C in the Kennedy Library. Jablonski works with the management of large bodies of worldwide spatial information and practical applications of geodata. He will discuss the status of building geospatial libraries for storage, discovery and access in academia — specifically UCSB's efforts to spatially enable the new Alexandria Digital Research Library. He will also describe his research on how people form "information places" — informal, ad hoc grounds for information seeking and transfer — for example, Chinese youth using mobile communications technologies for personal freedom and, in turn, political friction. For more information, go to the Cal Poly News website.

'Vagina Monologues' set for Feb. 13-15; 'Los Monologos de la Vagina' to be Feb. 21

The Gender Equity Center will present the 12th annual production of “The Vagina Monologues” and the first Spanish production of “Los Monologos de la Vagina," a play about empowerment, sexuality, and women’s experiences. The English production will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, and Saturday, Feb. 14, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, in the Performance Arts Center. Tickets are $20 for the general public and $15 for students and are available at the Cal Poly Ticket Office. “Los Monologos de La Vagina,” will be at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, in Chumash Auditorium. Tickets for the Spanish production will be sold at the door for $10. Proceeds will benefit the Gender Equity CenterRise, a nonprofit that provides crisis intervention and treatment services to survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence; and the new San Luis Obispo chapter of Girls Circle, an extension of Youth in Action. For more information, contact the Gender Equity Center at or ext. 6-2600. 

Western Bonanza Junior Livestock Show Set for Feb. 13-15

Western Bonanza Junior Livestock ShowCal Poly’s annual Western Bonanza Junior Livestock Show — the largest student-run exhibition of its kind on the West Coast — will run from Friday to Sunday, Feb. 13-15, at the Paso Robles Event Center. Western Bonanza began as a senior project in 1985 and has grown to be one of the largest and most successful student-run jackpot shows with more than 500 exhibitors and 2,000 entries. This year exhibitors from Arizona, Oregon, Nevada and Idaho will show their animals in four categories: beef, swine, sheep and goats. A management team of 30 Cal Poly students and more than 100 committee members hosts the junior livestock show. The free event is open to the public and livestock enthusiasts. Exhibitors, ranging in age from 9 to 19, show off their prized livestock in hopes the judge will choose their animal as champion. For more information about Cal Poly’s Western Bonanza and a full show schedule, visit the Western Bonanza Junior Livestock Show website. Find “Cal Poly’s Western Bonanza Junior Livestock Show” on Facebook, or for up-to-date news during the show weekend, follow the group on Twitter at @westernbonanza.

Engineering Student Council Hosts Events Feb. 17-20 for National Engineers Week

The Engineering Student Council will celebrate National Engineers Week (eWeek), Feb. 17-20 with the theme “Engineering New Horizons,” showcasing applications of the Learn by Doing approach. Highlights include the Bus Bonanza, Build a Bridge contest, Global Development Workshop, Club Showcase, tech talks and more. For more information and a schedule of events, see the Cal Poly News website.

Celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year on Feb. 20

The International Center invites campus to a celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year and welcome the Year of the Goat. The celebration will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, in the Rec Center's Multi-Activity Center (MAC). Faculty, students and community members will speak briefly about the history of Chinese residents and Chinese Americans in the San Luis Obispo area and provide personal and cultural stories of the Lunar New Year. The event will include music, art activities and refreshments. The event is co-sponsored by the International Center, the Chinese Cultural Club and the Cal Cal Poly Women's Club. For more information, visit the International Center website.

Guest to Speak on Uganda’s Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project on Feb. 20

Twesigye "Jackson" Kaguri will deliver a talk titled "Uganda AIDS Orphan Project: Using a Holistic Approach to Break the Cycle of Poverty, the Nyaka Case Study" from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 20, in the Business Building (No. 3), Room 112. A continental breakfast will be provided at 10 a.m. for the meet-and-greet that precedes the talk. Jackson founded the Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project In 2001. The project is best known for operating two primary schools, Nyaka and Kutamba, that offer free education to children who have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS. To ensure enough refreshments are provided:, RSVP to Roger Adkins in the International Center at For more information, visit the International Center website.

Social Justice Conference to be Held Feb. 20-21 

The Student Community Services will host the 13th annual Change the Status Quo conference on campus Friday and Saturday, Feb. 20-21. The social justice conference will begin at 6 p.m. Feb. 20 with a spoken-word event and poster session in Room 220 in the UU. Saturday's program, to begin in Chumash Auditorium, will include a keynote address from's lead strategist Greg Thomas and 24 presentations addressing social and environmental issues. The two-day conference is open to the public. Registration is $10 in advance and $15 for same-day registration. Registration fees include breakfast and lunch, access to the keynote address and 24 workshops, a local agency resource fair, and a reusable tote bag. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.

Cal Poly Arab Music Ensemble to Perform Feb. 21

Dancers on stage in front of Arab Music EnsembleThe Cal Poly Arab Music Ensemble will be joined by nationally renowned guest artists in a performance of music and dance at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, in Harman Hall in the Performing Arts Center. The concert, featuring music from the Eastern Mediterranean and larger region, will include some of the most celebrated instrumental, vocal and poetic repertoire from the Ottoman era to the present. Tickets are available at the Cal Poly Ticket Office or by calling ext. 6-4849. For more information, visit the Music Department website.

Feb. 24 Talk to Feature Dominican History as Revealed in Submerged Caverns

Archeologist John Foster will present “Touching the Taino Underworld: Archeological Explorations of Submerged Caverns in the Dominican Republic” at 7 p.m. Feb. 24, in the Business Building (No. 3), Room 112. Foster will discuss how within a few decades of contact with outsiders, the Taino language and culture were destroyed as a result of conquest, slavery and disease, with only a few details of their existence remaining. A retired senior state archaeologist with the Archaeology, History and Museum Division of the California Department of Parks and Recreation, Foster has worked as adjunct faculty at Indiana University, teaching and assisting in the university’s archeological research in the Dominican Republic. Foster will discuss brief Spanish accounts, the archaeological efforts occurring in the Dominican Republic, and the discovery of elaborate rock art deep within the country’s limestone caves that is believed to depict central elements of Taino cosmology, world renewal and origins. For more information, visit the CLA website.

Wind Bands’ Pops Concert Set for Feb. 28

Logo for winter bad concertCal Poly’s Winter Band Concert featuring the 65-member Wind Ensemble and 70-member Wind Orchestra is set for 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, in Harman Hall of the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center. This year the bands will present their biennial “pops concert,” featuring entertaining works from all areas of popular culture written and arranged for the modern concert band. Tickets are $12 and $14 for the public and $9 and $12 for senior citizens and students. Tickets are sold at the Cal Poly Ticket Office or by phone, at SLO-4TIX (ext. 6-4849).

Ballroom Dance Club to Host Eighth Annual Competition on Feb. 28

The Ballroom Dance Club will host its eighth annual “Mustang Ball” Ballroom and Latin DanceSport Competition from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, in Chumash Auditorium. More than 150 dancers from across California, Arizona and Nevada have registered to compete at the event, one of the largest annual dance competitions in San Luis Obispo County. Amateur dancers of all levels and ages are invited to sign up and compete. Dancers will compete in six levels of competitions — from newcomer to the highest "open-level" events — in the international and American style ballroom dances. Events also include nightclub dances such as the salsa, hustle, Argentine tango, and lindy hop swing; a formation team competition; collegiate team match; and other special performances. 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.

#103544 – Operations Analyst (Administrative Analyst/Specialist – Exempt I), Academic Affairs – College of Science & Mathematics – Biological Sciences. $3,897-$6,022 per month. Open until filled. Review begins March 9.

#103553 – Administrative Support Coordinator II, College of Architecture & Environmental Design – Construction Management. $3,115-$4,817 per month. Open until filled. Review begins Feb. 17.

#103557 – Supervising Plumber, Administration & Finance – Facilities. $5,400-$6,843 per month. Open until filled. Review begins Feb. 20.

#103552 – On-Call Groundsworker (Pool Position), Administration & Finance – Facility Services – Landscape Services. $15.78-$24.39 per hour. Temporary on-call through June 30. Open until filled. Up to five positions available. Review begins Feb. 20.

#103546 – Director of Development (Administrator II), University Advancement – Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Salary commensurate with experience. $3,635-$11,624 per month. Open until filled. Review begins March 7.

#103528 – Analyst/Programmer (Analyst/Programmer – Foundation), Academic Affairs – Information Services – Information Technology Services – Enterprise Applications. $3,470-$5,705 per month. Anticipated hiring range: $3,470-$3,750 per month. Open until filled. Up to two positions available. Review begins Feb. 22.

Faculty Employment Opportunities

Candidates are asked to visit the online employment 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.

There are no new openings 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. 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.

Accounting Manager, Campus Dining, $54,912-$79,560 per year.

Accounting Specialist, Business Office, $19.39-$23.74 per hour.

Accounts Payable Supervisor, Business Office, $19.39-25.92 per hour.

Catering Sous Chef, Campus Dining, $15.18-22.05 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.

There are no new openings at this time.