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Cal Poly Report — May 27, 2015


President’s Community Service Awards Honor Professor, Students and Greeks

Two kinesiology students and a Cal Poly biological sciences professor received significant contribution awards during the 2015 President's Community Service Awards presentation on Thursday, May 21, on the patio of the University Home, the president’s residence. The awards recognize contributions that impact unmet community needs and partnerships built between the university and community agencies. Becca Brookes and Hayley Genoway were honored for their work with The Bulldogs, a collaboration between North County Sports and Recreation Program for the developmentally disabled and Cal Poly’s Kinesiology Department. Cal Poly tree expert Matt Ritter, (pictured with President Armstrong) who has served as chairman of San Luis Obispo’s tree committee, was honored for efforts to improve the health of the city’s urban forest. Also receiving recognition at the 29th annual awards ceremony were: Gabby Breese, Taylor Antrim and Auerie Wracher of Chi Omega for the sorority’s work with the Make a Wish Foundation; Wyatt Carr and Karim Dudum of Phi Sigma Kappa for the fraternity’s support of Special Olympics; and Jenny Mulks Wieneke of Along Comes Hope as Outstanding Community Partner that offers emotional and financial support to families with children battling cancer.

University Housing Honors Faculty and Staff for Commitment to Student Success

Bill Kellogg, (pictured in center) who heads the Agricultural Education and Communication Department, received the Faculty of the Year Award at University Housing’s annual appreciation brunch, an event held earlier in May. Kellogg, who has taught at Cal Poly for 32 years, also received the Fremont Award. Nominees and award winners were instrumental in working with University Housing staff to build intentional strategies for students to connect their in-class learning to learning in residence halls and on-campus apartments. The 2014-15 award recipients were: Eric Chau and Cassie Pitkin (Connections); Virginia McMunn (Transitions); Dawn Sirois (Sophomore Success Program); Penny Bennett  (Living Learning Program/Trinity); Jay Erker (LLP/Muir); Chris Carr (LLP/Tenaya); Frank Herrera (LLP/SLNM); and Sarah Clark (LLP/Sequoia). Special thanks went out to the hundreds of faculty, staff and community partners who participated in University Housing’s faculty and staff involvement programs and activities throughout the past academic year.

Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge Teams Win at Regional Competitions

Cal Poly scored big at the recent American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) regional competition, placing first overall at the University of Arizona at Tucson. The competition was held during the annual Pacific Southwest Regional Conference on April 2-5. Led by the Cal Poly Concrete Canoe Team and Steel Bridge Team, which placed first in their respective categories, Cal Poly was ranked first overall among 18 university teams from Southern California, Southern Nevada, Hawaii and Arizona. In addition to dominating the concrete canoe and steel bridge events, Cal Poly placed fourth in the geotechnical category. “Our bridge this year is incredibly complex, and we’re thrilled with the results,” said Shayla Allen, a senior captain of the Cal Poly Steel Bridge Team. “Now we’re pouring all our energy into preparing for nationals.” The Steel Bridge Team will compete at the ASCE National Student Steel Bridge Competition on May 22-23 at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Cal Poly Announces Startups Accepted Into Accelerator Program

Cal Poly’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE) has accepted 11 startup companies into this year’s SLO HotHouse Summer Accelerator program, an intense 13-week program aimed at helping new ventures succeed. The program provides seed money, hands-on mentorship, and dedicated office space during the summer at SLO HotHouse’s new downtown location. Companies will also receive training through workshops and be given resources to develop skills and ideas. At the end of the program, they will have an opportunity to pitch their ideas to investors during Demo Day in September. The chosen ventures represent a variety of industries such as mobile apps, software, intelligent alarms, healthcare, environmentally friendly products, and radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology. “Our accelerator teams reflect all the domains of expertise at Cal Poly,” said Jonathan York, professor in the Orfalea College of Business and CIE co-founder and faculty director.

Students Receive Prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships

Two business and two engineering students received Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships for the fall quarter and 2015-16 academic year. The students are: Jimmy Phung and Wei Ping Wen, both business administration; Jiawei Qin, civil engineering; and Lincoln Treanor, mechanical engineering Phung will study in China; Qin in Sweden; Treanor in Germany; and Wen in South Korea. The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program provides awards for undergraduate students participating in university-recognized study abroad and/or international internship programs that meet for at least four weeks in one country. Recipients are selected from a competitive pool of applicants at the national level. Students, advisors and faculty members with questions about the Gilman program can contact study abroad advisors at the International Center.

Earth to LightSail: Cal Poly Is Reading You — Loud and Clear

Cal Poly continues to play a pivotal role in the LightSail CubeSat mission that was launched into space May 20. Just a day after entering orbit, all “systems continue to look healthy” aboard the tiny satellite that could fit in a shoebox, wrote Jason Davis, digital editor at The Planetary Society. The mission is to test solar sail technology in Earth orbit in anticipation of a 2016 mission at a higher orbit to actually sail a sister satellite. Cal Poly designed LightSail’s avionics and UHF communication circuit boards, and it is one of two universities monitoring the flight. “There have been nine ground station passes over Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Georgia Tech, with a total of 55 beacon packets downloaded (a day into the mission). These packets contain vital information on the health of the spacecraft.” After Cal Poly’s team of faculty and students (including Nik Powell, pictured, working the Cal Poly ground station) established two-way communications with LightSail, computer science professor John Bellardo commanded the spacecraft to turn off its gyroscopes, which measure the effect of solar sail deployment on the vehicle. A temperature sensor on LightSail ranged from 44.6 to 79.7 degrees Fahrenheit as the spacecraft orbits the Earth, moving in and out of darkness. LightSail will not be visible until its sails — which unfurl to the size of one side of a tennis court — are deployed, currently scheduled for June 17. The best times to see the spacecraft will be dusk and dawn. Follow the mission here.

Four Proposed Programs Earn Global Program Development Grants

Six Cal Poly faculty members received 2015 Cal Poly Global Programs Development Grants, the International Center and Extended Education announced. These grants pay travel costs associated with developing new Cal Poly Global Programs, which are short-term (one week to one term) study abroad programs. This year’s recipients include: Lola Berber-Jiménez, Liberal Studies, and James Keese, Social Sciences, for “Cal Poly in Mexico”; Clint Francis and Jennifer O'Leary, Biological Sciences, for “Ecological & Environmental Sciences in East Africa”; and Jianbiao John Pan, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering, for “Project-Based Engineering Experience in China”; and Keri Schwab, Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration, for “Sustainable Tourism in the Dominican Republic.” The International Center and Extended Education expects to offer these grants again in the 2015-16 academic year.

Realignment of Kennedy Library Announced

In an effort to better alignt services in support of its campus mission, Kennedy Library will have a new academically focused reporting relationship to Mary Pedersen, vice provost for Academic Programs and Planning. The realignment takes effect July 1, at the start of the new academic year. The move will enhance and strengthen the library’s alliance with academic programs and its collaborative efforts with the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT). The pending retirement of Mike Miller, vice provost for Information Services, provided an opportunity for the change.

Get a Horse: Annual Performance Horse Sale Set for May 31

The 2015 Cal Poly Performance Horse Sale, featuring  2- and 3-year-olds, will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 31, at the university’s Equine Center. For the first time, two mustangs adopted by Cal Poly from the Bureau of Land Management and trained by Cal Poly students will also be sold. The event will begin with a horse preview, followed by a tri-tip barbeque at noon, followed by a live auction at 1 p.m. Most of these horses were born, raised and trained by Cal Poly students for two years. In the Quarter Horse Enterprise project, the students have trained the horses to work cattle, ride on trails, and perform arena work such as stops and turn-arounds. “Every aspect of this program is hands-on,” said Natalie Baker, Equine Center supervisorThe Cal Poly Equine center is located on campus at the top of Via Carta Road. To see a digital copy of the sale catalogue, click here.

Campus Network Upgrade Will Continue Through August

Information Technology Services, working with the Chancellor’s Office, is upgrading the campus network. Phase I work is in progress to build a parallel network to replace the existing network. Although you may notice technical staff working in your areas, no outages will occur during this first phase of the project. Phase II is expected to occur from mid-July to mid-August. This will involve moving the campus community to the new network, which will cause brief outages during the migrations. Notice will be given prior to any scheduled network outages due to the network upgrade. Once a firm schedule has been received from the vendor, further information will be available on a project website. Network connectivity issues or questions? Call the ITS Service Desk at 6-7000.

Cal Poly Offering Construction Management Professional Certificate

Cal Poly is offering several courses in construction management as part of a professional certificate designed for working professionals. Individual construction management courses may also be taken by business, engineering and architecture professionals who work with integrated construction management teams. CM S522 Construction Planning, Scheduling, and Impact Analysis will be offered this fall. For more information about the certificate and a list of the courses available, visit the website.

Submission Guidelines Revised for Cal Poly Report

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

Faculty & Staff

Lecture and Workshops by Rhetoric and Composition Scholar Set for May 28-29

Faculty and staff are invited to attend a lecture, “Assignments by Design: Writing and Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum,” by rhetoric and composition scholar Dan Melzer, from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. May 28, in Kennedy Library Room 202A. Working with Cal Poly's own critical thinking assessment data, Melzer will discuss the relationship between critical thinking and assignment design. Faculty are invited to bring an assignment to draft, revise or finalize to one of the following workshops. The workshops will be facilitated by Melzer and held in Room 202A:
— Thursday, May 28, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
— Thursday, May 28, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
— Friday, May 29, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Refreshments will be provided. Registration is required by Friday, May 22. For more information or to register, visit the Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology website or call ext. 6-5570.

Finance Dashboard Workshop Set for June 17

Administration & Finance will host a seminar on Dashboards, the official reporting system for financial system end-users. The workshop will be offered at 9 a.m. June 17 and will teach attendees how to use and navigate Dashboards to effectively manage the university’s financial resources. Participants must have security access to the Dashboards. To obtain access, fill out a CMS Access Request. Allow five working days for approvals and implementation. The workshop, held in University Police (Building 36), Room 105, will be limited to 12 participants. To register, click here. For a schedule of additional workshops, visit the Administration & Finance website. For more details, email

Save Money and Learn: CSU Fee Waiver Benefit Available

The fee waiver program provides eligible faculty, staff and management employees the opportunity to attend classes at CSU campuses at greatly reduced rates. The benefit may also be transferred to eligible dependents. For information regarding eligibility, guidelines, procedures and deadlines, visit the Administration & Finance website. For more information, contact Terizza Miller at or ext. 6-7354.

Newer Faculty Community Breakfast Set for June 5

Newer faculty — both tenure-bound and lecturers — are invited to the Spring Quarter Community Breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, June 5, in Chumash Wing Room 204. The event — held on the last day of classes before finals week — marks the completion of the academic year and is an opportunity to connect with recently hired colleagues from across campus. Come to also learn about important topics and key resources that are essential to your professional success at Cal Poly. The focus will be ideas, opportunities and resources that can enhance your teaching. Hot breakfast and coffee are provided. Please RSVP for the breakfast by June 2 by clicking here.

Flipping Your Classroom – Summer 2015 Offered by CTLT

The Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology (CTLT) is offering summer workshops to convert a key module of an existing course into a flipped model of instruction. The flipped classroom inverts traditional teaching methods, delivering instruction online, outside of class, and moving “homework” into the classroom. Two workshops are scheduled: June 15 and Aug. 17. The goal is to improve student learning in course modules that deliver key concepts using the flipped model. By shifting lectures and discussions online, there is more in-class time for hands-on Learn by Doing. A stipend is offered for completion of the workshop. For registration and further details about the workshops, visit the CTLT website.

Teaching & Learning Institute Offers Critical Thinking Training, June 15-19

The Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology will offer a one-week institute to support Cal Poly instructors in the design of significant and signature critical thinking assignments. The institute will be held Monday, June 15, through Friday, June 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 pm. in Kennedy Library, Room 51. Participants will receive a $500 stipend upon successful completion of the Institute. In addition, they will have several opportunities to share their work with the campus community. For more details and to register click here.

Financial Planning Seminar to be Held Three Times on June 17

Human Resources is offering a free, hourlong seminar on Social Security three times on Wednesday, June 17, in UU 218. Three sessions will be held at 11 a.m., noon and 4 p.m. Presented by Valic Financial Advisors, the seminar will discuss when to claim Social Security benefits, how to maximize your benefits, and where Social Security fits in with your overall retirement income plan. You will learn about the cost of retirement, Social Security benefits and bridging the income gap. To register, visit the Valic website and use code 4116SAN11AA.


Previously Announced Retirements
Donald Hartig
will retire in June after more than 35 years of teaching mathematics at Cal Poly. Hartig taught vector calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, real and complex analysis, abstract algebra, partial differential equations and mathematical software. He created manuals and supplements for several courses, and his current project is the Great Maple Book, which will assist users with Maple software, a commercial computer algebra system. Throughout his career, Hartig participated in seminars and colloquiums and presented papers at special sessions or national meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America. He holds his doctorate, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in math from UCSB, Ohio University in Athens and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y, respectively. Send your well-wishes to

Tony Domingues will retire after 36 years in the CSU and 30 years at Cal Poly. After graduating from Cal Poly in 1978, Domingues began his career at Humboldt State University as an academic counselor. In 1985 he joined Cal Poly as the university's first director of student support services. He has served as the senior assistant director of admissions, recruitment and financial aid since 2004. He is a founding committee member of the Chicana Latino Faculty Association and has served as advisor to numerous student cultural clubs. Domingues will continue his love for community service in retirement while also having more time for family, music and the outdoors. A reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on June 5 in UU 220.

Mike Miller will retire at the end of July after serving the university for nine years, first as dean of Library Services and then as vice provost for Information Services and chief information officer. Provost Kathleen Enz Finken will host a reception in his honor from 3 to 5 p.m. on June 16 in the Kennedy Library Atrium.


Roland “Rollie” Pautz, 80, a retired animal science professor, died May 2, 2015, at French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo after a brief illness. Pautz taught at Cal Poly for 36 years and retired in 1995 after working in the then Poultry Science Department. He was an active member of the Retired Faculty and Staff Club on campus and a season ticket holder for Cal Poly’s football and basketball games. As a hobby, he collected antique poultry items and gave talks to various organizations about the vintage collection. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Gloria Pautz; his daughter, Rebecca Bocchicchio; and granddaughter, Gabriella. A service will be held at 1 p.m. June 6 at Zion Lutheran Church, 1010 Foothill Blvd., in San Luis Obispo.

Campus Announcements

Campus Administrative Policies Update

Cal Poly is continuing its review of Campus Administrative Policies. For more information on proposed draft policies, visit the CAP Drafts webpage.

Get a Free Biometric Screening May 27 and a Chance to Win $250

Human Resources will make free biometric screenings available to all employees from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 27 in Kennedy Library, Room 202A. Health professionals with Anthem Blue Cross and Maxim Health Systems will conduct the screenings, which will require a small blood sample from participants. The screening takes 15 minutes and is confidential. The exam will provide immediate results on blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and body mass index. Attendance is subject to supervisory approval and based on departmental operational needs. To register, click here, and follow the steps outlined. Participants should bring their health insurance cards. Visa gift cards valued at $50 to $250 will be given to 11 randomly selected participants.

BFA Show Opening at University Art Gallery on May 28

The University Art Gallery will complete its exhibition lineup of the 2014-15 academic year with the BFA show, where graduating seniors from studio, graphic design and photography concentrations display their most accomplished and current works, on Thursday, May 28, on the ground floor of the Dexter Building (No. 34), Room 171. A reception will be held at 5 p.m. The show, titled “Exit,” runs through June 14. Patrons will see the culmination and refinement of the great variety of skills taught in Cal Poly’s Art & Design Department The University Art Gallery is free and open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bike Month to Feature Bike Fairs on May 28

Celebrate Bike Month at events across the county May is Bike Month, and the Cal Poly community can celebrate at a bike fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 28 in Via Carta Mall Plaza, by the Campus Market. Sponsored by SLO Regional Rideshare, the bike fair will feature complimentary brunch, free bike registration, a bike fix-it station hosted by Cal Poly Wheelmen, a SLO Transit bike rack demonstration, raffle prizes, giveaways, bike safety information and more. For more information on Bike Month events throughout the county, visit the SLO Regional Rideshare website. For more information, contact Commuter & Access Services at ext. 6-6680 or

University Store Announces 1901 Sale for May 28

In honor of Cal Poly's founding, the University Store is holding a 1901 Sale on Thursday, May 28. Faculty, staff and students can choose from select Cal Poly sweatshirts for $19.01. Efforts to found Cal Poly, with its Learn by Doing philosophy, began when local newspaper editor Myron Angel organized a group in 1894 to lobby for a state school in San Luis Obispo. On March 8, 1901, Gov. Henry Gage signed legislation that established the California Polytechnic School — a polytechnical high school. Classes began Oct. 1, 1903.

Cal Poly Creative Writers to Read at 25th Anniversary Byzantium Event May 28

Cal Poly’s English Department will host a reading and celebration for the 25th edition of Byzantium, the department’s literary annual, at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at Sally Loo's Wholesome Café, 1804 Osos St., in San Luis Obispo. Fully overseen by undergraduate students, the award-winning publication features poems and stories written by Cal Poly undergraduate and graduate students from all majors. Each piece is selected through the annual Al Landwehr Creative Writing Contest. For a list of winners and more details, visit the CLA website. “Locals hear about Cal Poly students excelling in the sciences, but this is an equivalent celebration of extraordinary student accomplishment in the literary arts,” said English Professor Kevin Clark, Byzantium faculty advisor. “It is a stunning physical representation of student efforts and talent.”

Office 365 Is Coming! Demonstration to Be Held May 29 and June 2

Information Technology Services will offer demonstrations of Office 365 on Friday, May 29, on Tuesday, June 2,  from  11 a.m. to noon in Kennedy Library, Room 111B. The demonstrations are part of the rollout of the Cal Poly Office 365 suite, which includes email, calendar, contacts and other collaboration tools. ITS will discuss this summer’s migration from Zimbra to Office 365 and highlight new features that include 50 GB of email per account. For additional Office 365 demonstration sessions, visit the ITS Service Desk website. For a full list of presentation times and dates visit the ITS website.

Cal Poly to Celebrate Feminist and Queer Studies Journal Launch on May 29

Cal Poly will host a celebration for the release of the 2015 issue of Sprinkle: An Undergraduate Journal of Feminist and Queer Studies from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 29, at the Steynberg Gallery in San Luis Obispo. The 139-page seventh edition features a new collection of essays that consider issues of gender, sexuality, queer history and experience. The release party will recognize the journal’s editorial board, local contributors and donors.

Cal Poly Corporation’s Board of Directors to Meet on May 29

Cal Poly Corporation’s Board of Directors will hold its annual meeting Friday, May 29, at 8:30 a.m. in the Corporation Administration Building, Room 124. This is a public meeting.  For more details about this meeting or to obtain a copy of the meeting agenda, click here or contact Ann Roy at 756-1131.

Library to Host Talk on Collaborations in Architecture & Engineering on May 29

Book Cover with stairwell and name of bookClare Olsen, assistant professor at Cal Poly, and Sinead MacNamara, assistant professor at Syracuse University, will discuss their book, “Collaborations in Architecture and Engineering,” at 10 a.m. May 29, in Kennedy Library, Room 111H. A question-and-answer session will follow. The talk is part of the Conversations with Cal Poly Authors series at Kennedy Library. The event is free and open to the public. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. Copies of the book will be available for sale. Recordings of past talks in the series are available as podcasts on the Kennedy Library SoundCloud site. For more information, contact Karen Lauritsen at ext. 6-7549 or or visit the Kennedy Library website.

Mental Health First-Aid Workshops to be Held in June

A pair of two-day trainings sponsored by Counseling Services in June will help the campus community better respond to mental health crises. Mental Health First Aid will teach you to recognize the signs of mental and substance-use disorders, assess the situation and provide help, understand the impact of these disorders, and identify local resources. All sessions will be held from 12:30 to 5 p.m. The first will be held Monday, June 1, and Tuesday, June 2. The second will take place Thursday, June 11, and Friday, June 12. Reservations are required, and you must attend both days of each respective training. Sessions will take place in Campus Health & Wellbeing. For more information, contact Hannah Roberts, community prevention and intervention coordinator, at

Spring Exhibit to Feature Intersecting Identities on Display Through June 5

African-American student with sign saying " am an African-American aerospace engineer and I am capable of reaching new heights! I am Cal Poly"An exhibit designed to engage visitors in conversations about the meaning of intersecting identities, “I Am Cal Poly: Campus Stories About Identity,” will be on display in the Kennedy Library through June 5. The exhibit features student stories told through photos and personal narratives. It was inspired by artist and UCSB faculty member Kip Fulbeck. The exhibit is accompanied by portions of Fulbeck’s multiracial identity project, a traveling exhibit titled “kip fulbeck: part asian, 100% hapa.” For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.

Employment Equity Facilitator Workshops to be Held June-August

Employment equity facilitator workshops will be held in June, July and August in the Fisher Science (Building 33), Room 290. Three sessions will be held: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 8; 2:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 7; and 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12. Martha Cody, director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, will lead the workshops. Jen Myers the Office of Academic Personnel and Chrystal Pope or Taj Knudsen from Human Resources will answer questions and provide information on faculty and staff recruitment. Ethan Kuster, an OEO administrative analyst, will discuss institutionally sponsored H-1B visas for foreign faculty and staff. To enroll, contact Kuster at or ext. 6-7387. For more information, visit the website for the Office of Equal Opportunity.

Facilities Department Launches Portlet to Track Active Construction Projects

The Facilities Project Portlet has been introduced to provide up-to-date information on active projects through the Cal Poly portal. Information will include estimated costs and funding source information (a chart-field). For instructions on how to use the portlet or to add a customized tab, visit the Administration & Finance website. For more information, contact Jessica Hunter at ext. 6-7568 or

Donate Clothes Career Services Professional Clothing Closet Project Continues

Faculty and staff are invited to donate work-appropriate attire for the Clothes Closet Project this month. The effort will support students who cannot afford professional clothing for career fairs, interviews, or their first week of work. Donate new, clean or gently used clothing at Career Services (Building 124). For more information, call
ext. 6-2501 or visit the Career Services website.

Complaints Prompt Reminder About Campus Smoking Policy

Cal Poly has designated smoking areas for visitors and members of the campus community who choose to smoke, as spelled out in Campus Administrative Policy 171 (CAP 171). A map of the designated smoking areas is on the Administration & Finance (AFD) website. Ash receptacles must be located within a designated smoking area; receptacles outside a smoking area will be removed. Smoking outside of a designated smoking area, within the campus core, is prohibited by campus policy. When outside the campus core, smoking is prohibited within 20 feet of any building entrance, window or air intake equipment. Review the campus smoking policy on the AFD website. Email questions about campus policy to and about facilities to


Sell-Out Improv Comedians Return to Perform at PAC on May 28

Ryan Stiles with three other improv comediansRyan Stiles will return with a troupe of improvisational comedians in “Whose Live Anyway?” at 7:30 p.m. May 28 in the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center. The group is returning for an encore performance after two sell-out events at the PAC. Tickets range from $28-$58 and can be purchased at the Cal Poly Ticket Office.

John Trudell Appearance at Cal Poly Is Canceled

A spoken word performance by John Trudell, author, poet, actor, musician and former political activist, scheduled to take place on Thursday, May 28, in Spanos Theatre was canceled due to circumstances beyond Cal Poly’s control.

Latin Jazz Trombonist to Perform with University Jazz Bands on May 30

Wayne Wallace and his tromboneTrombone player Wayne Wallace, specializing in Afro-Cuban and Latin music, will perform with Cal Poly’s best student jazz musicians at 8 p.m. May 30 at the Performing Arts Center. A five-time Grammy nominee, Wallace is an accomplished arranger, educator and composer for film and television, known for the use of traditional forms and styles in combination with contemporary music. He will appear with two of Cal Poly’s big bands, composed of four trumpets, four trombones, five saxophones, a rhythm section and vocalist. Two Cal Poly student jazz combos will also perform. Tickets are $12 and $14 for the public and $9 and $12 for seniors and students and can be purchased at the Cal Poly Ticket Office.

‘Take It SLO’ A Capella Ensemble To Perform Twice May 31

Take it SLO group outdoorsTake It SLO, one of Cal Poly’s a cappella ensembles, will present its spring concert at 1 and 7 p.m. May 31 in the Davidson Music Center (Building 45), Room 218. The 16-member student ensemble will sing a variety of popular songs arranged by the students and alumni of the group. The group includes students from a variety of majors, including business, microbiology and engineering. Admission is $7 at the door for the public and $5 for students. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.

Student Ensemble to Stage ‘RSVP XX: Kinship/Being Frank' Concert on June 2, 4

RSVP XX with graphic background imageThe Music Department student production ensemble RSVP will stage “RSVP XX: Kinship/Being Frank” at 8 p.m. June 2 and June 4 in the Performing Arts Center Pavilion. This marks the 20th season of the transmedia series that celebrates electroacoustic diversity and compositional risk. Transmedia refers to storytelling in the digital age, weaving together separate plot threads through traditional and new media outlets. Inspired by biological diversity, the beauty of the natural environment, and the worrisome trajectory of humankind’s use and misuse of them, this year’s production will take the audience on a visual, sonic, introspective and multicultural tour of humankind’s relationship to its world, creation, the transcendent and the mundane. The show will exhibit a wide array of musical styles and genres, including background material adapted from scientific, theological and spiritual traditions. Tickets are $14 and can be purchased at the Cal Poly Ticket Office.

Wind Bands to Perform in Concert with Guest Artists June 5

Laura Kramer and Antonio BaratoSaxophonist Laura Kramer and composer Antonio G. Barata, both Cal Poly music faculty members, will be the guest artists at the Wind Bands Spring Concert at 8 p.m. June 5 in Harman Hall in the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center. The Wind Ensemble will accompany Kramer in the premiere performance of her latest composition, “That Takes Care ’a That,” a two-movement work for solo tenor saxophone and wind band. The Wind Ensemble will also perform the world premiere of Barata’s newest piece, “Leviathan." Tickets are $12 and $14 for the public and $9 and $12 for seniors and students. Tickets are available at the Cal Poly Ticket Office.

Flutist Suzanne Duffy to Perform with Cal Poly Symphony on June 6

Susan DuffyThe Cal Poly Symphony will perform its season finale at 8 p.m. June 6 in Harman Hall in the Performing Arts Center's Christopher Cohan Center. The centerpiece of the concert is a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5. The program will also include “Poem for Flute and Orchestra,” featuring Suzanne Duffy, flutist and music faculty member. Tickets to the concert are $12 and $14 for the public, and $9 and $12 for seniors and students. Tickets are available at the Cal Poly Ticket Office.


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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.

#103686 – Groundsworker, Administration and Finance – Facility Services – Landscape Services. $2,736 - $4,227 per month. Open until filled. Review begins May 27.

#103682 – Electrician, Administration and Finance - Facility Services. $4,863 - $6,279 per month. Anticipated Hiring Range: $4,863 - $5,349 per month. Open until filled.  Review begins May 27.

#103690 – Administrative Services Manager/Executive Assistant to the Dean (Administrator I), College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. Salary commensurate with background and experience. Open until filled. Review begins June 14.

#103623 – Admissions Officer (Student Services Professional II), Academic Affairs – Admissions, Recruitment and Financial Aid. Up to 2 positions available. $3,673 - $5,221 per month. Open until filled. Review begins June 1.

#103688 – Course Reserves Coordinator (Library Services Specialist III/IV), Library – Academic Services. LSS III: $3,371 - $5,552 per month. Anticipated hiring range: $3,371 - $3,708 per month. LSS IV: $3,571 - $5,886 per month. Anticipated hiring range: $3,571 - $3,928 per month. Salary and classification commensurate with experience. Open until filled. Review begins May 29.

#103684 – Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Mechanic, Administration and Finance – Facilities Operations. $5,112 - $6,479 per month. Open until filled. Review begins May 29.

#103687 – Lead Locksmith, Administration and Finance – Facilities Services. $4,863 - $6,279 per month. Open until filled. Review begins May 29.

#103644 – Analyst/Programmer – Foundation/Career, Information Services – Information Technology Services – Enterprise Applications. Up to 3 positions available. Foundation Level: $3,470 - $5,705 per month. Anticipated hiring range: $3,470 - $5,705 per month. Career Level: $4,372 - $9,217 per month. Anticipated hiring range: $4,372 - $7,084 per month. Open until filled. Review begins June 19.

#103685 – Contract Analyst (Administrative Analyst/Specialist – Non-Exempt), Administration and Finance – Facilities Planning. $3,288 - $5,421 per month. Open until filled. Review begins June 1.

Faculty Employment Opportunities

Candidates are asked to visit the Cal Poly Jobs website to complete an application and apply for any of the positions shown below. Submit all requested application materials as attachments to your online application, unless otherwise specified in the ad.

Part-Time Lecturer Pools – Pools are opening for the 2015-16 academic year. Visit the Cal Poly Jobs website to search department of interest.

#103701 – Full-Time Lecturer in Health Promotion, Kinesiology Department, College of Science & Mathematics, ext. 6-2546. Review begins July 1.

Corporation Employment Opportunities

Cal Poly Corporation is a separate entity 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. Visit the Corporation website to view job postings and/or apply. For assistance, contact Human Resources at ext. 6-1121.

Payables/Inventory Account Clerk I, Campus Dining, $12.67-$18.37 per hour.

Holistic Resource Management Apprenticeship, Swanton Pacific Ranch, $10-$14 per hour.

Irrigation Support Engineer/Specialist I, Irrigation Training & Research Center, $41,002-$64,220 per year.

Sponsored Programs Manager, Sponsored Programs, $54,912-$79,560 per year.

Assistant Supervisor, Catering, $10.54-15.28 per hour.

Custodian, Campus Dining, $13.37-$20.07 per hour.

Director, Educational Talent Search, $48,024-$68,412 per year.

Director, Student Support Services, $48,024-$68,412 per year.

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.