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Cal Poly Report — February 4, 2015


Packaging Program Attracts Tech Startup to San Luis Obispo

The Orfalea College of Business has teamed up with Specright LLC, a packaging specification management startup based in Irvine, Calif., to offer part-time work year round to Cal Poly packaging students. The company opened a new office in San Luis Obispo to be closer to Cal Poly’s industrial technology and packaging programs. Specright hired 15 Cal Poly students as packaging engineers in January. The students will offer reverse-engineer packaging services and create specification files for manufacturing needs. Employees will then catalog the specifications into Specright’s proprietary software platform to give clients and suppliers access to reliable, consistent data. The company’s enterprise-neutral, cloud-based model aims to save money, time and redundancy for packaging clients in a variety of industries. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.

Faculty & Staff

Campus Welcomes New University Counsel

Dawn TheodoraCal Poly welcomes Dawn S. Theodora as the new university counsel. Theodora comes to Cal Poly after 14 years with the CSU Chancellor's Office. Most recently, she served as university counsel for CSU San Marcos and East Bay campuses. Prior to that, she was a systemwide litigator. She is a member of the CSU Office of the General Counsel’s Human Resources Team and has served on the Academic/Student Affairs Team and the Litigation Team. She is also a systemwide resource attorney on records access and the Public Records Act; Title IX; the Violence Against Women Act; gender equity in athletics; conflicts of interest; and discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Prior to her work with the CSU, Theodora practiced law with Keesal, Young & Logan, where she specialized in professional malpractice defense, securities, maritime, employment, products liability, and insurance coverage litigation. She received a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego and a bachelor’s degree from UC Irvine.

CRP Prof Reports Tech Trends in Urban Planning

City & Regional Planning Professor William Riggs recently released the findings from the study “Technology Use by City Planning Departments,” published by The study tracked Internet use in 523 cities across the U.S. to predict how technology trends will impact planning departments in 2015-16. The report found emerging technologies are fundamentally changing how urban areas are planned, developed and managed. Students in Riggs’ Planning Information Systems class conducted some of the preliminary data. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.

Food Science Professor Appointed to Governor’s Science Advisory Board

Aydin NazmiAydin Nazmi, director of the Center for Solutions Through Research in Diet & Exercise (STRIDE) and associate professor in the Food Science & Nutrition Department, has been reappointed to Gov. Jerry Brown’s Science Advisory Board. Nazmi will serve on the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant (DART) Identification Committee, a group of expert scientists appointed to identify chemicals that cause developmental and reproductive toxicity. The DART Identification Committee was formed as a part of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65). The proposition, administered by The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, was intended by its authors to protect California citizens and the State's drinking water sources from chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and to inform citizens about exposures to such chemicals. For more information, go to the governor's 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.

Feb. 6 Deadline for Nominations for Student Employee Award

Faculty and staff members can show their appreciation for student employees by nominating them for the 2014-15 Outstanding Student Employee of the Year (OSEY) award. Nominees must have completed at least six months part-time student employment during the academic year, June 1, 2014, to May 31, 2015. Eligible candidates include state, ASI and Cal Poly Corporation student employees. Nominees can be Federal Work-Study and non-Federal Work-Study students. Cal Poly’s OSEY will be announced in April. The winner is entered into the state competition and may advance to regional and national competitions. The national winner is announced during National Student Employment Week, the second week of April. To print the nomination form, visit the Administration & Finance website, and scroll down to Student Assistant Forms. Submissions are due to Barbara Rollins in Financial Aid by Friday, Feb. 6.

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. To RSVP, click here. 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.

Grants Available to Support Faculty Scholarship

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. 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.

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.

Catastrophic Leave

David Pimentel, warehouse worker in Facility Services - Distribution Services, has qualified for catastrophic leave. Those wishing to donate leave credits to help him remain in full-pay status during an extended leave of absence should contact catastrophic leave coordinator Laura McCarren ext. 6-5212 or to request a donation form.

Student Successes

Interdisciplinary Team Ranks High at Construction Management Competition

Second place Cal Poly team on stageAn interdisciplinary team of Cal Poly students captured second place in the four-year college category at the recent 2015 National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Residential Construction Management Competition. At this year’s Las Vegas event, 54 teams participated, representing NAHB student chapters at universities, community colleges and high schools from across the country. Students completed a land acquisition proposal, which included market research and sales strategy, product and site design, green building initiatives, land development, estimates, schedules and a financial analysis. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.

Liberal Studies Alumna Begins Fulbright Program in Malaysia

Trisha Huynh, a 2014 Cal Poly graduate, was awarded a Fulbright student grant to serve in the English Teaching Assistant Program in Malaysia, which she started at the beginning of January. Huynh, a Liberal Studies alumna, applied to the Fulbright program in her senior year because it combined her interests in teaching, travel and international exchange, which were piqued during a semester in a study abroad program. She will assist a local middle or high school English teacher in a rural area with high needs schools. Huynh is only the second Cal Poly student Fulbright recipient in 20 years. The prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program promotes cultural exchange through individual interactions and community engagement. The grant provides transportation, room, board and incidental costs. Of those who applied to serve in Asia in the 2014-15 application period, about one-quarter were accepted. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.

Campus Announcements

UPD Announces New Escort Program for Safety

To enhance safety, the University Police Department will offer walking escorts on campus from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights starting Thursday, Feb. 5. 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 two weeks 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.

Individual Financial Counseling Sessions Available on Feb. 4

Human Resources is pleased to announce an opportunity for Cal Poly employees to receive individual financial counseling from Tiaa-Cref, one of the five CSU sponsored vendors. Counseling sessions are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 4, in the Administration Building, Room 124. The sessions will be offered by Michael Johns, financial advisor. To register for an appointment, visit the TIAA-CREF website or call 866-843-5640 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m., (EST). Attendance is subject to supervisory approval and based on department operational needs.

Cal Poly Foundation Board to Meet Feb. 7

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. 7, in the Keck Lab in the Advanced Technology Laboratories (Building 7). For more information about the meeting, or to obtain a copy of the agenda, call the Cal Poly Foundation office at ext. 6-7147.

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. For more information, contact Beth Merritt Miller at ext. 6-5709. Seating is limited to 150 people. RSVP by Feb. 10.

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 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, email,  call 805-459-2005, 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.

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.

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.

Free Legal Consultations Available to Campus Community Winter Quarter

ASI has contracted with San Luis Obispo attorney Jeff Radding to provide free legal advice to the campus community, including currently enrolled students, faculty and staff. Radding will provide a free, 15-minute consultation on select Fridays. Appointments are available between noon and 2 p.m. Jan. 23, Feb. 6 and 20, and March 6 and 20, in the ASI Business Office, UU 212. To schedule an appointment, call the ASI Business Office at ext. 6-1281.

Bella Montana Faculty and Staff Housing Community

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Roberta Flack at the PAC on Feb. 4

Roberta FlackFour time Grammy Award-winning songstress Roberta Flack will appear at the Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4. She will perform some of her most memorable hits, including “Killing Me Softly,” “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” and “The Closer I Get to You.” Tickets range in price from $40 to $91 and may be purchased in advance at the Performing Arts Center Ticket Office. To order tickets, call ext. 6-4TIX (4849) or order online.

Music Ensembles to Perform Chamber Music at Old Mission Church Feb. 6

Several of Cal Poly's finest student music ensembles will perform traditional and contemporary chamber music at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, in the Old Mission Church in San Luis Obispo. “A Night at the Mission” will feature performances by a string quartet, saxophone quartet, flute ensemble, clarinet ensemble, trumpet ensemble, brass choir, brass quintet and woodwind quintet. An annual event for many years, the concert has long been a favorite of student performers and audiences alike. Tickets to the performance are $9 for students and senior citizens and $12 for the public. To purchase tickets, visit the Cal Poly Ticket Office or call SLO-4TIX (756-4849). Tickets will also be available at the door on the night of the concert.

Kennedy Library Hosts Talk on Seaweed as Lab Specimen and Art on Feb. 6

an artistic image of seaweedThe Data Studio at Kennedy Library is hosting “The Seaweed Specimen: Ocean to Lab to Art Museum” from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 6, in the library, Room 111H. The presentation features a conversation between Josie Iselin, a photographer, writer, and book designer, and Ruta Saliklis, the director of exhibitions and development at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. They will discuss the nexus where art, the natural world and science converge. Iselin will talk about her art, which she creates by transforming a traditional pressed seaweed specimen into a contemporary portrait format using a flatbed scanner. This is the second STEAM (STEM+Art) presentation hosted by the Data Studio. For more information, visit the Kennedy Library website. (Image: "Palmeria Mollis" by Josie Iselin)

University Art Gallery to Feature Work of Graphic Designer Aaron Draplin Through Feb. 6

Patagonia logo, a client of DraplinThe University Art Gallery will present the work of Aaron Draplin, internationally lauded graphic designer, through Feb. 6. The exhibition features the design work of the Draplin Design Co. (DDC) from Portland, Ore. Under Draplin’s direction, the company has produced numerous award-winning projects and has partnered with clients including Nike, Wired, the Ford Motor Co., and the Obama Administration. A wide range of Draplin's work will be on display, including logos, records, posters and clothing. The University Art Gallery is free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, visit the CLA website.

Run for Music' to Take Place Feb. 7

Run for MusicThe third annual “Run for Music” 5K/10K will take place on campus at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, to raise funds for Cal Poly’s instrumental ensembles. The run will begin and end in the UU Plaza. Online registration is preferred in advance; however, participants may also sign up on the day of the run for an additional cost. Registration fees range from $15 to $35 in advance and from $20 to $40 the day of the race. Check-in and same-day registration will begin at 9 a.m. in the plaza, while musical ensembles present pre-race entertainment. Registration fees cover the entry fee, post-race refreshments, race-day entertainment, and a T-shirt. Competitors will be eligible for prizes donated by local sponsors. Proceeds will go toward sponsoring Cal Poly’s spring chamber music series and purchasing new equipment for the bands. For more information and to register, visit the Run for Music website, or send questions to

Second City Comes to SLO City on Feb. 8

Second City comediansCal Poly Arts is bringing The Second City's 55th Anniversary Tour to campus at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, in the Performing Arts Center. The show is known for cutting-edge comedy, world-famous improv, and developing tomorrow's stars. Many of comedy’s biggest names have hit the road with The Second City Touring Company, including Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Amy Poehler, Steve Carell and Bill Murray. Tickets range from $20 to $36 and can be purchased at the Cal Poly Ticket Office, by calling ext. 6-4849, or online. (Photo by Kirsten Miccoli)

Screening of 'Underwater Dreams' set for Feb. 9

A screening of the documentary film "Underwater Dreams" will be offered at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, in Chumash Auditorium. "Underwater Dreams" tells the true story of a group of undocumented high school students who built an underwater robot from supplies purchased at Home Depot and that went on to win a high-powered competition, defeating the team from MIT, among others. A panel discussion will follow the film. The screening is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the School of Education website.

'Memphis, the Musical' Comes to the PAC on Feb. 9

Memphis marqueeCal Poly Arts will present the Central Coast premiere of the Broadway show, "Memphis, the Musical," at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, in Harman Hall in the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center. Inspired by actual events, the Tony Award-winning musical is based on the story of two singers who have an inter-racial affair as rock and roll and prejudice ignite the South. For more information on all Cal Poly Arts events, including audio and video samples, visit the Cal Poly Arts website.

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. 

Social Justice Conference to be Held Feb. 20-21 

The Student Community Services is hosting the 13th annual Change the Status Quo conference on campus Friday and Saturday, Feb. 20-21. The social justice conference will kick off 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.

#103416 – Associate Vice President, Facilities Management & Development, (Administrator IV), Administration & Finance – Facilities. Salary Commensurate with Experience. Open until filled. Review begins March 1.

#103533 – College of Science & Mathematics – Information Technology Consultant - Career, Academic Affairs – College of Science & Mathematics. $4,372-$9,217 per month. Open until filled. Review begins Feb. 9.

#103545Administrative Support Coordinator II, Academic Affairs – Graduate Education. $3,115-$4,817 per month. Open until filled. Temporary through Dec. 31. Review begins Feb. 13.

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.

Operations/Loss Prevention Coordinator, University Store, $33,670–$41,262 per year.

Assistant Supervisor - Sage Restaurant, 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.

There are no new openings at this time.