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Cal Poly Report — January 7, 2015


Cal Poly Float Wins Lathrop K. Leishman Trophy at 2015 Rose Parade

Rose Parade gloat as it was coming down the street during the parade"Soaring Stories," the Rose Parade float built by Cal Poly students and their counterparts at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, was awarded the Lathrop K. Leishman Trophy for the most beautiful non-commercial float. The trophy is named after the former president and grand marshal of the Tournament of Roses. The float was also recognized as "California Grown," with flowers grown by students and contributed by California flower farmers. The float depicts a fairytale castle and mythological griffin springing to life from the pages of storybooks, reflecting the parade theme “Inspiring Stories.” In a first for the universities, the 18- by 55-foot float used photovoltaic panels to animate flags on the castle’s three tallest spires. Other animated elements included the griffin’s wings, the castle’s drawbridge, a fish jumping out of the moat, the flickering candle flame and a quill that moved as if someone was writing. For more on the 2015 Rose Parade float, visit Cal Poly News. (Photo by Tom Zasadzinski, Cal Poly Pomona.)

Institute for Advanced Technology and Public Policy Secures
$1.2 million to Build Online Transparency Platform for California

The Institute for Advanced Technology and Public Policy (IATPP) at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo has been awarded $1.2 million from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation in support of the Digital Democracy open government platform. The funding will allow the institute to convert video files of California legislative hearings into accurate and searchable transcripts that are freely available to the public. Digital Democracy unlocks an entirely new data source: the full text of negotiations, debates, and exchanges occurring within California’s Capitol, including transcripts, a searchable video database, speaker information, campaign contribution data and social media posts. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.

Parsons Execuctive Appointed to Two-Year Term as Cybersecurity Center Director

Cal Poly and Parsons announced that William J. “Bill” Britton, Parsons vice president for cyber strategy, will serve as the Parsons Visiting Director of Cal Poly's Cybersecurity Center. In this role, Britton will be responsible for leading Cal Poly’s cyber initiative into a nationally prominent center that includes educational, research, outreach and partnering activities. Brtton has more than 30 years of national security experience in government and industry. For more information on the appointment, visit the Cal Poly News website.

City & Regional Planning Graduate Program Ranked No. 2 in the Nation

The City & Regional Planning (CRP) graduate program was ranked No. 2 in the nation for 2015 by Planetizen, an information exchange for the urban planning, design and development community. The ranking is for graduate programs at institutions that do not offer a doctorate degree. The ranking is part of the fourth edition of the “Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs,” which ranks the top 25 programs nationally. Among all programs, including those with doctorate degrees, Cal Poly was ranked No. 21 in the nation. For more on the ranking, visit the Cal Poly News website.

Candidates for Senior Vice President for Administration & Finance to Visit Campus in January

The three finalists for the Senior Vice President for Administration & Finance (AFD) position have been invited to visit campus. Faculty, staff, students and the campus community are invited to attend the Open Forums scheduled as follows:
— Sue Fuciarelli, former vice president for administration and finance, Valdosta State University (Valdosta, Ga.). Jan. 16, 11:10 a.m. to noon, UU Conference Room 204
— Cindy Villa, vice president for business affairs, The University of Texas (El Paso, Texas). Jan. 21, 11:10 a.m. to noon, UU Conference Room 220.
— Jeffrey Kingston, vice president for administration and finance/vice chancellor, facilities planning, development and operations; Chabot Las Positas Community Colleges (Livermore, Calif.). Jan. 23, 10:10 to 11 a.m., UU Conference Room 220.
Resumes of the finalists are available on the AFD website.

ITRC Wins Contract to Help Bring Water to Disadvantaged Communities

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has awarded a $200,000 contract to Cal Poly’s Irrigation Training & Research Center (ITRC) to bring technical assistance to irrigation districts that have the potential to provide high-quality water to nearby disadvantaged communities. The contract will help address such issues as inadequate access to clean tap water; high levels of arsenic, nitrates and other contaminants in the groundwater that supplies tap water; and over-pumping of groundwater that caused water wells to dry up, cutting off water supplies in some communities. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.

New Year Brings New Alumni

several students standing, with confetti and streamers set off over their headsFall commencement ceremonies brought more than 6,000 visitors to campus to celebrate more than 800 newly minted graduates. Each of the three ceremonies featured several new elements, including a retrospective slideshow of the graduating students during the processional, the pinning of new Cal Poly Proud alumni, and a giant LED screen to project the ceremony to the crowd.

Policy for Public Records Request is Important to Review

The California Public Records Act (PRA) requires Cal Poly to provide the public with access to public records, subject to limited exceptions. Public records are open to inspection during normal office hours. Requests may be made verbally or in writing. A campus employee who receives a request for public records should immediately notify and provide a copy of the request (if written) to the PRA officer for processing. Matthew Roberts, director of administrative compliance services, serves as the campus PRA officer. For more information on PRA requirements, call ext. 6-5447, or email To read more about this Campus Administration Policy (CAP), see CAP 382 on the Administration & Finance website.

City of San Luis Obispo Seeks Input on Top Budget Priorities

San Luis Obispo officials are seeking input about identifying the city’s top budget priorities for 2015-17 so that available resources can be best allocated. Despite positive signs, significant uncertainties and challenges loom, including the ongoing cost of retirement and insurance programs and the need to fund deferred maintenance of infrastructure. The competing factors will likely lead to difficult and complex budget decisions. How you can help:
— Fill out a short survey available on the city's website.
— Attend the Jan. 13 community forum to discuss your ideas with other community members. The meeting will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Ludwick Community Center, 864 Santa Rosa St.
City staff will compile the results for the council to review in advance of its goal-setting workshop, set for 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24. For questions about the goal-setting and budget process, contact Joe Lamers, the city’s budget manager, at 805-781-7132 or

Faculty & Staff

Barry Williams Appointed to California Architects Board

Barry WilliamsGov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. named Cal Poly faculty member Barry Williams (B.S., Architecture, 1976; M.S., Architecture, 2001) to the California Architects Board through June 30, 2018. The board regulates the examination and licensing of architects as part of its mission to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public. He has been a lecturer for the Architecture Department for more than 35 years and feels that his appointment will help strengthen the dialogue between the academic world and practicing professionals. He has been a member of the College of Architecture & Environmental Design Board since 2006, currently serving as the vice president. For more on the appointment, visit the Cal Poly News website.

Business Prof, Cal Poly Earn High Marks for Publishing

A 2014 survey published by the journal Issues in Accounting Education ranked Steven Mintz, accounting professor in the Orfalea College of Business, No. 41 for scholars publishing in the field of accounting education since 2008. Cal Poly was ranked No. 32 for research in accounting education over the same period. The publication surveyed top industry research journals to rank the universities and scholars with the greatest contributions to the discipline. Bentley University, Baylor University, San Diego State University, and The Ohio State University were ranked along with Cal Poly out of 1,600 universities nationwide. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.

American Indian and Indigenous Faculty Staff Association Established

President Armstrong has approved establishment of the American Indian and Indigenous Faculty Staff Association. The mission of AIIFSA is to develop and maintain support and recognition of staff, faculty and students, and to empower, enhance and increase the presence and visibility of American Indian and indigenous (AI/I) peoples within the campus community. The group promotes employment, training and advancement of AI/I staff into positions of increased responsibility, as well as the recruitment, retention and promotion of AI/I faculty and students. AIIFSA is committed to establishing diversity and inclusivity and working with other faculty and staff associations on campus. Of particular importance, the group strives to develop effective, ethical, innovative, respectful and culturally appropriate partnerships with tribal communities. AIIFSA will also host speakers and events throughout the year. Allies are welcome. Those interested in joining can contact officers Jenell Navarro,; Doug Piirto,; Kate Martin,; or Francis Villablanca,

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.

Thesis Coaching Clinic to be Offered Jan. 7

Graduate Education and Kennedy Library will offer a graduate thesis coaching clinic starting in January. Erika Rogers will present an overview of the program from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, in Kennedy Library Room, Room 202A. Coaching will be offered on a drop-in basis Thursdays from 3 to 8 p.m. in Kennedy Library, Room 303, and by appointment.

Grant Writing Workshop Offered on Thursdays

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 winter. The nine-week program begins Jan. 8 and will be held in the Erhart Agriculture Building (No. 10), Room 204. The workshop is for faculty and staff interested in research or research administration. It will be team-taught by Sue Tonik, grants analyst in the college, and staff from Grants Development and Sponsored Programs. 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 (requests for proposals); what and what 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. For more information, contact Sue Tonik at or ext. 6-7241.

Nominations for Outstanding Staff Award Due Jan. 23

Staff employees, faculty members, and department or division heads are encouraged to submit nominations for the Outstanding Staff Employee award. The deadline to submit a nomination for the 2014-15 award is Friday, Jan. 23. To be eligible, nominees must be permanent, full-time employees of the university, corporation or ASI, who have completed at least three years of employment as of Dec. 31, 2014 (that is, have begun at least their fourth year of employment). Ten-month employees are eligible. The following are not eligible: employees represented by bargaining unit 3 (faculty), former recipients of the award, and student assistants. The Outstanding Staff selection criteria and nomination form can be found on the Administration & Finance website.

International Center Calls for Proposals for Global Program

The Cal Poly International Center has announced a Call for Proposals for faculty wanting to create a new Cal Poly Global Program or renew an existing program for winter and spring of 2016. Faculty, working collaboratively with the International Center, propose the location, course selection and program-related excursions. The deadline for submission is 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1. For more information, visit the Global Program's section on the International Center website.

Submissions Sought for Learn by Doing Conference: More than a Motto

More than a Motto, May, 2015Cal Poly will hold the inaugural More than a Motto: Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing Conference on May 15, 2015, in Chumash Auditorium to showcase and celebrate the university’s unique institutional identity. Current faculty and staff, individually or in teams, and students working with a faculty or staff mentor, are invited to submit conference presentation proposals. Proposals should fit into one of three categories, centered on Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing approach in enhancing both academic and campus life. The categories are: Curricular - Learn by Doing through course design; Research - Learn by Doing through active undergraduate or graduate student involvement in the research process; or Co-Curricular - Learn by Doing through programs focused on student leadership, development and engagement. Submissions accepted for presentation will also be considered for inclusion in the book “More than a Motto: The Meaning Behind Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing Signature,” scheduled for publication in fall 2016. Proposals are due Monday, Feb. 2. For more information and submission guidelines, visit the More than a Motto website.

Nominations Sought for Student Employee Award

Faculty and staff members can show their appreciation for student employees by nominating them for the university's 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 go on to the regional and national competitions. The national winner is announced during National Student Employment Week, the second week of April. To print the nomination form, go to the Administration & Finance website, and scroll down to Student Assistant Forms. Submissions are due to Barbara Rollins in Financial Aid by Friday, Feb. 6.

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.

Student Successes

Senior Linebacker Named All-American

Senior linebacker Nick Dzubnar was named as a first-team All-American by the Associated Press. The American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), the Walter Camp Foundation, College Sports Madness and The Sports Network also named Dzubnar to their first teams. It is the first time in six years that a Mustang has earned that accolade from the AFCA. Dzubnar shattered Cal Poly's single season tackle record, and with 414 tackles in his college career, he fell just shy of the record held by Jordan Beck, with 449 total tackles. Dzubnar was named most valuable player at the Cal Poly football banquet in early December. For more on Dzubnar, visit the Athletics website.

Horse Judging Team Earns Honors at National Contest

four students in the horse judging team, several with other awards over their armsCal Poly’s Horse Judging Team recently earned national recognition from the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World Championship in Oklahoma City. Animal science student Laura Young earned fifth overall with a third in halter and an eighth in reasons. Additionally, agricultural communications major Sarah Frushour placed first overall in the limited division with a second in performance, and a sixth in reasons. Kaitlyn Krautkramer, also an animal science major, was third overall in the reasons category. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.

In Memoriam

Former Cal Poly coach Bill Hicks passed away Dec. 12 at the age of 92. Hicks coached football, baseball and golf during his tenure as a professor in the Physical Education (now Kinesiology) Department from 1957 until his retirement in 1983. Hicks led the baseball team to its first-ever NCAA Division II playoff berth in 1964. Though sports were moderately funded in the days before television, Hicks enjoyed working with student-athletes. He was also proud of the physical education coursework he developed at Cal Poly for elementary school students, which he developed with his wife, Jacque, a first-grade teacher. For more on Hicks, visit the Athletics website.

Karen May, supervisor for campus dining at Sage Restaurant, passed away Nov. 30. The public is invited to a memorial service in her honor from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, at Mountainbrook Community Church in San Luis Obispo, followed by a celebration of life from 3 to 5 p.m. at Sage Restaurant. In lieu of flowers, donations for a memorial bench on the Cal Poly campus in honor of Karen May can be made out to the Cal Poly Foundation, 1 Grand Avenue, Building 15, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0707.

Campus Announcements

Capacity Building Workshop to Meet Thursdays in Winter Quarter

Campus is invited to participate in the continuing Capacity Building workshop series for faculty, staff and students. The weekly workshops will be held Thursdays during winter quarter, from 1 to 3 p.m. in Kennedy Library, Room 511. All are welcome, even if attendance is intermittent. For those who might be new, the workshop is intended to create a safe space to learn about change within ourselves and with respect to the university as an organization. Attendees can learn how to identify their own change models and how they might think differently about internal and external paradigms. The goal is for participants to relate experiences in terms of added "capacity" for the university, which can be expressed differently from person to person. Winter quarter discussions will focus on change in higher education. As part of the exploration, the group will consider the developmental process of education relative to emancipation. The model will be explored from the perspective of students, faculty, staff and administrators. The group will also explore how existing change models can be applied to transformation in education for the individual, the university and higher education. For more information, email Dianne DeTurris at

ABC to Host Open Forums on New Hospitality Policy Jan. 9 and 16

The university and auxiliary business units have released a new campuswide Hospitality Policy. The policy details allowable hospitality expenses that may be incurred to conduct an event or activity intended to promote the mission of the university and the allowable funding sources for those expenses. The Administration & Finance Division (AFD) Business Connection (ABC) will provide an overview of the guideliness at open forums from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9, and Friday, Jan. 16, in the Baker Center (Building 180), Room 101. AFD has released a Hospitality Matrix that provides a quick reference to allowable types of events and funding sources, available on the AFD website. For more information, contact Fiscal Services-Accounts Payable at ext. 6-2291.

Nominations Due Jan. 15 for Courtney Elizabeth Smyth Memorial Scholarship

The Courtney Elizabeth Smyth Memorial Scholarship was established in 2000 to honor the memory of a Cal Poly student whose short life was marked by a spirit of resilience in the face of adversity. Each year since its inception, the university has been able to acknowledge a truly unusual student who has overcome personal tragedy or hardship, suggesting an inner strength and a commitment to maintain academic progress. Send nomination letters to Joy Harkins at Student Life and Leadership, UU 217, or by Jan. 15. Letters should include the name of the nominee, a description of the nominee's personal strengths and potential for success, and insight into the character of the nominee and his/her ability to excel under personal adversity.

Seminar on Social Security and Retirement Planning to be Held Jan. 21

A seminar about social security and how it impacts retirement income will be offered three times on Wednesday, Jan. 21, in the Administration Building, Room 133. The times are 11 a.m. to noon, noon to 1 p.m., and 4 to 5 p.m. This seminar will present information on when to claim Social Security benefits, how to maximize benefits, and where Social Security fits in an employee’s retirement income plans. The cost of retirement, an overview of Social Security benefits, and how to bridge the income gap will also be discussed. The seminar will be led by Michael Barragan, financial advisor with Valic. Attendance is subject to supervisory approval and based on departmental operational needs. To register for the seminar, go to the Valic website and use the code 4116SAN11AA.

Jan. 22 Financial Planning Seminar Features Benefits of Savings Plus Program

Note: Corrected date: A financial planning seminar, "Put Savings Plus to Work for You," will be offered twice, at 10:30 a.m. and noon, Thursday, Jan. 23, in the Administration Building, Room 133. The Savings Plus program is a long-term savings program designed by the state to supplement employee retirement income. Seminar leaders will demonstrate the benefits of saving for retirement, how Savings Plus can help people reach their financial goals, details about how to enroll, invest and prepare for retirement. Two deferred compensation plans, the 401K and 457, are available for eligible employees. Both plans offer convenient payroll deductions on a pre-tax or after-tax basis. Employees must be a state CalPERS member to enroll. No pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Ralph Hoskins at or 805-459-2055, or visit the Savings Plus Program website. Personal appointments are also available for complex finincial planning guidance.

AIIFSA to Host Expert on Grassland Reservation Food Systems Feb. 3

The American Indian and Indigenous Faculty Staff Association (AIIFSA) will host a talk, "Future Vision: A Healthy and Sustainable Food System" by Lakota Nation member Jim Garrett from 6:10 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3. The location will be announced shortly. Garrett will discuss what tomorrow's grassland community food systems may look like in the context of the grassroots reservation community. He is a U.S. Department of Education Patricia Roberts Harris Fellow and an American Indian College Fund Mellon Foundation Fellow. He is also an accomplished and well-known national and international lecturer on the topics of Northern Great Plains indigenous ecological knowledge, grasslands ecology, intellectual property and land rights issues, and cultural-ecological restoration. Garrett has served as the environmental spokesman for the Lakota Treaty Council, the Si Tanka Wokiksuye Okolakiciye (the Wiping the Tears Ride), and the Maka Luta Tiospaye (a family group of the Lakota Nation). He is an advisor to the Cheyenne River Youth Program in Eagle Butte and has collaborated with the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration on reaching out to Native American tribes in the Missouri River Basin on extreme weather events. He is an instructor at Sitting Bull College in South Dakota. The event is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, and the Ethnic Studies and Biological Sciences departments.

Enhanced Planning Info Available in Cal Poly Catalog and PolyPlanner

The Office of the Registrar has enhanced the Cal Poly Catalog and PolyPlanner with information that indicates the terms that a course is typically offered. The information is available to help students plan future terms with greater accuracy. The listings are based on information provided by academic departments this fall. The term(s) that courses are typically offered can be viewed in the course description in the Cal Poly Catalog. To view it in PolyPlanner, right-click on the course, then select Course Description. For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar at

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. Appointments are available between noon and 2 p.m. Jan. 9 and 23, Feb. 6 and 20, and March 6 and 20, in the ASI Business Office, UU Room 212. To schedule an appointment, call the ASI Business Office at ext. 6-1281.

Central Coast Lean Summit Planned for Feb. 19 and 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.

RPTA Hosts Annual Dinner and Fundraiser Feb. 28

Save the Date, Feb. 28, for RPTA fundraiserThe Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration (RPTA) Department is hosting its annual dinner and auction fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 28. The dinner event will be held at the historic Santa Margarita Ranch and includes both 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. Auction items include an Edna Valley wine tour with SLO Safe Ride and Sunday passes for Savor the Central Coast. The event is open to the public. Tickets go on sale early January. Keep up with RPTA and the planning process by liking the RPTA Facebook page. For more information, email the planning committee at

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Pianist W. Terrence Spiller to Perform Jan. 9 Benefit Recital

Terrence Spiller headshotPianist W. Terrence Spiller, Cal Poly Music Department chair, will give a benefit recital at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, in the Spanos Theatre. Spiller's program will start with Franz Joseph Haydn's Variations in F minor, followed by Claude Debussy's "Suite Bergamasque," and concluding with Isaac Albéniz's "Triana" from "Iberia," Book II. The second half of the program will feature Frédéric Chopin's monumental "Preludes," Op. 28. Tickets are $9 for students and senior citizens and $12 for the public and can be purchased from the Performing Arts Ticket Office. Proceeds will benefit the Cal Poly Music Department Scholarship Fund. More information on the Music Department calendar website.

University Art Gallery to Feature Graphic Designer Aaron Draplin Jan. 9-Feb. 6

Patagonia logo, a client of DraplinCal Poly’s University Art Gallery will present the work of Aaron Draplin, internationally lauded graphic designer, Jan. 9 through Feb. 6. The exhibit will open with a talk by Draplin at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, in Room 101 of the Baker Center for Science and Mathematics (Building 180) on campus. A reception will follow in the gallery, located on the ground floor of the Dexter Building (No. 34). The talk is not recommended for people younger than 13. The exhibition features the design work of the Draplin Design Co. (DDC) from Portland, Ore. A wide range of Draplin's work will be on display, including logos, records, posters and clothing from clients including Nike, Wired, Ford Motor Co., and the Obama Administration. 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.

Cal Poly Science Cafe Presents How to Be a Futurist on Jan. 13

Bryan AlexanderCal Poly Science Cafe presents “How to Be a Futurist” from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, in the second-floor cafe lounge at Kennedy Library. The discussion will include how people make informed predictions about the future; guess what’s coming in their personal and professional lives; and make plans, not just for themselves but with empathy for others. The event features Bryan Alexander, a futurist, researcher, writer, speaker, consultant and teacher working in the field of how technology transforms education. Alexander will discuss his work and how people in attendance can also be futurists. Participants will also build a prototype artifact they imagine they might encounter in the future. Cal Poly Science Cafe is open to the public. The event is also part of Kennedy Library's strategic planning process. Light refreshments will be served and metered parking is available. For more information, see Kennedy Library's calendar or contact Karen Lauritsen at ext. 6-7549.

The Hot Sardines Jazz Up the PAC on Jan. 14

Cal Poly Arts will bring The Hot Sardines to campus at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, in Spanos Theatre. The Hot Sardines give voice to the history-defining "hot jazz" of the 1920s, '30s and '40s. Their unique repertoire is highlighted by a little glamour, a little grit, a bit of a Parisian accent, a lot of passion, an ensemble of powerhouse musicians and their own tap dancer. Tickets are $36 and $45 and can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center ticket office from noon to 6 p.m., by calling ext. 6-4TIX(4849) or online at the Cal Poly Arts website.

Music Department to Host First 'Bach Week' Jan. 20-24

Back WeekThe Music Department will present its first “Bach Week” from Jan. 20-24, with presentations and performances on campus and at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa. The events have been added to complement the Music Department’s annual “Bach in the Mission” concert, including recitals by musicians from Mensa Sonora California, as artists in residence. Faculty members Thomas Davies and David Arrivée will provide an overview of the week's repertoire in the context of Bach's life in “Inside Bach Week,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, in the Pavilion of the Performing Arts Center. “The Baroque Violin” will be held at 11:10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, in the Davidson Music Center, Room 218. Guest artists Anthony Martin and David Wilson will demonstrate Baroque performance practice and discuss the Jan. 23 chamber concert, “Before Bach,” set for 8 p.m. in the mission. “Before Bach” will feature music performed on period instruments by members of Mensa Sonora California: Anthony Martin, violin; David Wilson, violin; John Dornenburg, viola da gamba; and Charles Sherman, harpsichord. The week’s concluding event will be “Bach in the Mission V” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa. Cal Poly’s Early Music Ensemble, members of the Cal Poly Symphony, and faculty members will join the professional guest artists to perform music by Bach, considered the greatest of the Baroque masters. For more information on the events, visit the Bach Week website.


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Job Vacancies

State 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.

#103515 – Athletic Trainer II, Academic Affairs – Intercollegiate Athletics. $3,886-$6,431 per month. Open until filled. Review begins Jan. 5.

#103516 – Administrative Support Assistant I, Administration & Finance – Payroll Services. $2,116-3,270 per month. One year appointment, with possibility of extension. Open until filled. Review begins Jan. 5.

#103519 – On-Call Custodian (Pool Position), Student Affairs – University Housing. Temporary on-call through Dec. 31, 2015. $13.38-$20.67 per hour. Closes Dec. 31, 2015.

#103518 – Temporary Emergency Clerical Pool, Temporary clerical positions (90-day maximum). ASA I: $12.21-$18.87 per hour; ASA II: $14.65-$22.63 per hour; ASC I: $16.42-$25.36 per hour; ASC II: $17.97-$27.79 per hour. Continuous hiring through June 30.

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.

There are no new openings at this time.

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.