Please note: Since campus will be closed in observance of Veterans Day on Wednesday, Nov. 11, next week's issue of Cal Poly Report will be published the following day, Thursday, Nov. 12. Thank you to those who have served.
Cal Poly Report — Nov. 4, 2015
Nov. 10 Talk to Present Opportunities to Serve on State Boards and Commissions
Gov. Jerry Brown’s appointments secretary, Mona Pasquil, will discuss opportunities for serving on state boards and commissions and how volunteers are selected at a public forum from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the Performing Arts Center Pavilion. The event will be co-hosted by Cal Poly, the office of state Sen. Bill Monning, D-Carmel, and the office of Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian, R-San Luis Obispo. California has hundreds of volunteer boards and commissions that keep state government moving by overseeing a wide variety of topics such as accounting, barbering, guide dogs, veterinary medicine, water quality and workforce investment. Pasquil, who has served as appointments secretary since 2011, tours the state to explain the process and encourage people to participate and represent their communities. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News 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.
Buecher Named Executive Director of Career Services
Eileen Buecher has been named executive director of Career Services. She brings 22 years of leadership experience in higher education career services with private and public universities, including Carnegie Melon, Chatham University and the University of North Carolina. She is coming to campus from Emory University in Atlanta. Buecher has expertise in career development, recruiting, counseling and building campuswide employer relations programs. She is also known for developing partnerships with alumni relations, growing engagement through mentoring, networking and job development, while providing ongoing support services to alumni. She has a master's degree in student personnel and counseling psychology and has presented at national conferences, showcasing strategies and solutions for world-class career services, especially with regard to international students.
Kinesiology Professor Named 2015 Simms/Mann Faculty Fellow
Kinesiology Professor Alison Ventura has received a 2015 faculty fellowship from the Simms/Mann Institute for Education and Community Development. Now in its third year, the faculty fellowship program offers professional development to faculty from the CSU and select California Community Colleges in the fields of early childhood education, psychology and nursing, among others. Faculty fellows participate in a think tank with international neuroscience experts in the area of early childhood development. Fellows then complete a project that translates neuroscience research into practical applications and integrates the latest research into their classrooms.
Agribusiness Professor Elected Chair of Food Safety & Nutrition Section
Christiane Schroeter, associate professor in the Agribusiness Department, was elected chair of the Food Safety & Nutrition Section (FSNS) by the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA). FSNS encourages the analysis of nutrition strategies with regard to their economic impacts on consumer behavior, facilitates communication about food safety and nutrition research in economics, and contributes to the ongoing development of methods to measure the welfare effects of changes in food quality and food policies. Schroeter launched her term with a workshop on “Behavioral Economics and Obesity,” at the recent AAEA annual meeting in San Francisco. She will serve as chair for two years.
Camille O’Bryant Named National Kinesiology Fellow
Camille O’Bryant, associate dean in the College of Science & Mathematics and interim chair of the Kinesiology Department, has been selected as a fellow by the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE). The fellowship designation acknowledges leaders who have made significant contributions to the field of kinesiology. O’Bryant, a former NAKHE president, is one of 16 fellows selected this year. They will be recognized during the NAKHE conference in San Diego in January.
Faculty Consortium to be Held Nov. 4
The Cal Poly Faculty Consortium will launch with its first event from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the Kennedy Library Café. The consortium is open to faculty from all majors who are committed to promoting diversity, inclusion and equity in higher education through collaboration in scholarship, teaching, mentoring, networking and leveraging the vast array of expertise and resources within the university. The main objectives are faculty retention and faculty development as teacher-scholars. The Faculty Consortium will host quarterly events to engage faculty in dialogues, networking, writing sessions and collaboration activities. For more information about the Faculty Consortium, email email@example.com.
CLFSA to Hold General Membership Meetings Nov. 4, 18 and Dec. 2
The Chicana Latino Faculty Staff Association (CLFSA) will hold general meetings from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 4 and 18 and Dec. 2, in the English Building (No. 22), Room 211. The CLFSA is open to faculty, staff and administrators who have an interest in Chicana Latino issues in education and who are committed to promoting the goals and objectives of the association. To have your name added to the email list for notifications about meetings and events or for more information, visit the CLFSA website or email Debra Valencia-Laver at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information and Training Available for Curriculum Management System for 2017-19 Catalog Proposals
Information is available online for the Curriculum Management system used to submit catalog proposals for the 2017-19 catalog. The Web page Frequently Asked Questions includes information such as how to check the status of proposals that are in the workflow, delete a proposal, and view a course proposal that was approved through workflow in the past. The Curriculum Handbook includes business process guidelines for accessing and navigating the system. Faculty can also schedule a training session by emailing email@example.com. Proposals for the 2017-19 catalog must be submitted in the system with college-level review completed by May 1, 2016. Associate deans and/or college Curriculum Committee chairs are working with departments to establish internal timelines for completing department-level reviews.
International Center Seeking Hosts for Local Activities
The International Center is seeking faculty and staff for the Poly Host program, to host international students for various activities, such as an informal dinner at a Poly Host's home, seeing a movie, meeting at a coffee shop, or celebrating holidays or family occasions. The volunteer commitment will help international students experience the community outside of the traditional academic setting. Poly Hosts will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of other cultures while sharing their own. To learn more about becoming an International Poly Host and for an application, visit the International Poly Hosts website.
Reminder to Follow Procedure for International Travel
All international travel conducted on Cal Poly business must go through the Cal Poly International Center. International travel abroad may include activities such as presenting at or attending conferences, participating in tours, conducting funded research, or taking students on a non-credit international field trip. A travel request packet must be submitted to the Cal Poly International Center at least 30 days in advance for non-hazardous international travel and 60-90 days in advance for highly hazardous and/or group international travel. The Cal Poly International Center has updated its forms and website. All international travel requests must be made using the new forms. For more information, visit the International Center website.
CAFES Student Takes First Place in State Floral Design Competition
Sara Do, an agricultural and environmental plant sciences major, won first place in the California State Floral Association’s annual competition, and six of her teammates placed in the top 10, which means that Cal Poly took seven of the top 10 spots in the competition. This year’s theme was California Flora: Field to Vase — California Grown. The students had to use flowers grown in California and complete their designs in 45 minutes. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.
Dia de los Muertos Celebrations to Take Place Nov. 5
The Cross Cultural Centers will celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with activities between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, in the UU Plaza. Dia de los Muertos is a Latin-American holiday dedicated to celebrating and remembering the lives of those who have died. Traditionally, loved ones build an altar in honor of the deceased. The first half of the celebration will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the UU Plaza, and will include altars, face painting, music and traditional drinks. The festivities will continue from 4:30 to 7 p.m. with a ceremonial procession, desserts, and a variety of cultural entertainers. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cal Poly Foundation Board to Meet Nov. 7
The Cal Poly Foundation board of directors will hold its quarterly meeting, which is open to the public, at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 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.
Arbor Day Celebration to be Held Nov. 10
In honor of Cal Poly's recent recognition as a Tree Campus USA, Facilities will host a tree planting and award ceremony with President Armstrong and Provost Enz Finken at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, behind Faculty Offices East (Building 25) on the Center for Science Green. A Campus Tree Tour will follow the event. The tour will be directed by Matt Ritter, professor and Cal Poly Conservatory director. To see examples of student tree projects, follow #cptrees on Instagram. Light refreshments will be served. For more information on the Tree Campus designation and an event agenda, visit the Administration & Finance website.
GrCI Publishes Sixth Book by Local Author; Book-Signing Nov. 15
A Cal Poly faculty emeritus who recently published a memoir about her escape from the Soviet Union in the late 1940s will give a presentation and sign books from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, at Congregation Beth David in San Luis Obispo. Bianca Rosenthal is a former professor and chair of Cal Poly’s Modern Languages and Literatures Department. Her memoir, “From Czernowitz to the German Order of Merit,” is the sixth book published by GrCIPress, an arm of the Graphic Communication Institute. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.
‘Solving Society's Audacious Challenges’ Topic of Nov. 16 Talk by Alumnus
Aaron Opdyke, a Cal Poly civil engineering alumnus now working as a research assistant, will present “Solving Society's Audacious Challenges: The Nexus of Engineering and the Humanities” at 6:10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, in the Advanced Technology Laboratories (Building 7). Opdyke will discuss the need for interdisciplinary teams to create solutions to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and address climate change. Opdyke, who works at the University of Colorado, Boulder, will also present best practices in high-stakes interdisciplinary collaboration by sharing his recent research in post-disaster recovery. Specifically, he will examine how such collaborations played an integral role in post-disaster recovery efforts following Super Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines in 2013. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.
International Education Week to be Held Nov. 16-20
The campus community is invited to attend events celebrating International Education Week Nov. 16-20. Events will highlight the benefits of international education and exchange, including the Internationalization Symposium, International Film Night, Faculty International Opportunities Workshop, Study Abroad Scholarship and Grants Workshop, and more. For more information, visit the International Center website.
Internationalization Symposium to be Held Nov. 17
The Cal Poly International Center will host the second annual Internationalization Symposium from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the Advanced Technology Laboratories (Building 7) to celebrate International Education Week, Nov. 16-20. The symposium will feature J. Kevin Taylor, interim director of the School of Education, as the keynote speaker and will focus on curriculum internationalization. Faculty and staff are welcome to engage in discussions on fostering global citizenship at Cal Poly. A reception will follow until 6:30 p.m. RSVP by Nov. 10. For more information and to RSVP, visit the International Center website.
Keynote on ‘Building the Library of the Future’ to be Presented Nov. 18
Keith Webster, an expert on envisioning future academic environments and redefining library and information science professions, will give a keynote presentation, “Building the Library of the Future” at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, in Kennedy Library, Room 111H. Webster is dean of libraries and director of emerging and integrative media initiatives at Carnegie Mellon University. His talk is part of a one-day colloquium on polytechnic libraries, hosted by Kennedy Library and the Kennedy Library Advisory Board. Webster’s talk is open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. For more information, visi the Kennedy Library website or contact library administration at ext.6-2345.
CIE Opens Incubator to Local Startups; Applications Due Nov. 22
For the first time, the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE) will accept community startups into its SLO HotHouse Incubator program. Applications will be accepted through Nov. 22. Startups applying for the program must submit a business plan and answers to a series of questions that a committee will review. The committee will look for companies with technology innovation, scalability and high growth potential. Up to four ventures will be accepted into the intense 24-month Incubator starting Jan. 11, 2016. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.
Increase Implemented for Daily and Weekly Parking Fees
Daily and weekly parking permit rates have increased for CSU Employee Union (EU) employees, per the CSUEU agreement. Daily permits will increase to $2.25 from $2, and weekly permits will increase to $5.50 from $5. All other permit pricing for CSUEU will remain the same. For more information, visit the Administration & Finance website or contact University Police at ext. 6-6654 or email@example.com.
Free Legal Consultations Available on Campus
ASI has contracted with San Luis Obispo attorney Jeff Radding to provide free, 15-minute legal consultations to the campus community. During fall quarter, appointments will be available in the ASI Business Office (UU 212) from noon to 2 p.m. Fridays, Nov. 6 and 20 and Dec. 4. To schedule an appointment, call ext. 6-1281.
Mothers Needed for Bottle-Feeding Study
If you are a mother 18-40 years of age and are bottle-feeding your baby 0-6 months of age, you may be eligible to participate in a Cal Poly study on how bottle-feeding influences infant feeding. The study consists of three two-hour visits, which will take place on campus. Mothers will be compensated $75 for time and travel. If interested, call ext. 6-5546 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introduction to Lean Thinking Slated for Nov. 6
An introductory workshop, New to Lean, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, in the Business Building (No. 3), Room 114. The workshop provides an introduction to the background, concepts, key tools and approaches to lean thinking, a business organization methodology that aims to deliver more value while eliminating waste. The event will be led by Eric Olsen, director of Central Coast Lean and chair of the Industrial Technology & Packaging Area. The event will be hosted by Central Coast Lean, a research and community outreach program. For more information and to register for the event, visit the Orfalea College of Business website.
Faculty Bass Recital Rescheduled for Nov. 6
Music Department faculty member and string bassist Ken Hustad will present a recital with pianist Paul Woodring at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, in the Davidson Music Center (Building 45), Room 218. The recital, originally slated for Oct. 9, will feature Russian music for the double bass, including works by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Sergey Koussevitzky, Reinhold Glière, and Dmitry Shostakovich. Hustad is a studio musician and performs regularly in classical, jazz and commercial groups. He is co-principal bassist with the San Luis Obispo Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Festival Mozaic Orchestra and Tolosa Strings. He is also the low-strings coach for the San Luis Obispo Youth Symphony. Admission is $5 at the door. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.
Professors to Discuss Scientists at War on Nov. 6
Sarah Bridger, assistant professor in history, and Shelley Hurt, associate professor of political science, will discuss Bridger’s book "Scientists at War: The Ethics of Cold War Weapons Research" from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6, in Kennedy Library, Room 111H. There will be time for audience questions. Light refreshments will be served. The talk is part of the Conversations with Cal Poly Authors series at Kennedy Library. Listen to podcasts of past conversations on SoundCloud. For more information, visit the Kennedy Library website.
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author to Talk on Immigration Nov. 9
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Sonia Nazario will use award-winning photography to present the stories of millions of immigrant women who have come to the U.S. as single mothers from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, in Chumash Auditorium. She will also discuss the journey of child migrants traveling alone to find their mothers in the U.S. The presentation will include a book-signing for Nazario’s new book, “Enrique’s Journey,” that tells the story of a child migrant. The presentation is open to the public. It is sponsored by the School of Education's Spanish Authorization for Bilingual Educators Program, the Cross Cultural Center, the Modern Languages & Literatures Department, and the Chicana Latino Faculty Staff Association. Refreshments will be provided.
Theatre & Dance Department to Present ‘The Little Prince’ Nov. 12-21
The Theatre & Dance Department will present its fall production, “The Little Prince,” at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 12-14 and 19-21, in the Spanos Theatre. The play is based upon Antonie de Saint-Exupéry’s popular French novella. First published in 1943, “The Little Prince” is the most-read and most-translated book in the French language. The story is about an aviator that crash-lands in the desert and is visited by the Little Prince, who helps him survive the ordeal. The performance features 12 actors and five handcrafted puppets articulated by four puppeteers. Tickets are $20 for the public and $12 students, seniors, children, faculty and staff. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.
Nov. 17 Performance to Feature American Indian and Indigenous Artists
The American Indian & Indigenous Faculty Staff Association is hosting a performance by the group Native Voices at the Autry, the only equity theater company devoted exclusively to developing and producing new works for the stage by Native American, Alaska Native and First Nations playwrights. The event will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the Chumash Auditorium. There will be a question-and-answer session with the actors after the performance. This season the company also established the Native Voices Artists Ensemble to support and engage the talents of its Native actors, writers, musicians and directors. For more information, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tour the Cal Poly Pier in Avila Beach on Nov. 21
Bring the kids and the camera and tour the Cal Poly Pier in Avila Beach from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 21. The fall open house will feature interactive displays, including special touch tanks full of live marine creatures, microscopes for viewing ultra-small sea creatures, a “Discover Scuba” experience and more. Cal Poly professors and students will be on hand to explain their ongoing research into local marine life, including protecting Morro Bay's ecosystem, sustaining local fisheries, and mapping ocean currents on the Central Coast. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.
Arab Music Ensemble to Perform with Guest Artists Nov. 21
The Cal Poly Arab Music Ensemble will be joined by the Chookasian Armenian Folk Music Ensemble and violinist Adel Eskander in its Fall Concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, in the Performing Arts Center. The program will feature music and dance from Lebanon and Egypt and music from Armenia, Greece, and the extended region. The Chookasian Armenian Folk Music Ensemble won first place in the Best Traditional Armenian Folk Music category at the 10th annual Armenian Music Awards for its “Passage to Armenia” CD in 2009. The ensemble was also presented the National Gold Medal award by Armenian President Robert Kocharian in 1999. Guest artist Eskander is a critically acclaimed violinist who has performed with many contemporary Arabic musicians and directs the Layali Zaman Orchestra. Dancers will perform well-known Egyptian and Lebanese folk dances and members of the audience will be invited to participate in an Eastern Mediterranean line dance called the “dabke.” Tickets are available through the Cal Poly Ticket Office.
Symphony to Perform Music Inspired by Nature on Nov. 22
The Cal Poly Symphony will perform three works inspired by nature at its Fall Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, in the Performing Arts Center. Titled “Back to Nature,” the concert will begin with Felix Mendelssohn’s overture to “The Hebrides.” The main melody was sketched at the beginning of a visit to Scotland's Hebrides Islands and depicts the undulating sea. The concert will continue with a new work by Music Professor Antonio G. Barata titled “Great Wings,” written in honor of the great size, plight and songs of the humpback whale. The program will conclude with Ottorino Respighi’s “Pines of Rome.” This symphonic poem evokes four scenes, each centered on the pine trees in a certain part of the city: children playing by the pine trees of the Villa Borghese, pine trees near a catacomb, an evening scene among the pine trees of the Janiculum Hill, and a vision of the Roman army marching on the Appian Way. Tickets are available through the Cal Poly Ticket Office.
Exhibit to Feature Photographs by Clint Baclawski Through Dec. 4
An exhibit titled “Lush,” featuring the work of photographer Clint Baclawski, will open Thursday, Oct. 29, in the University Gallery in the Dexter Building (No. 34). The evening will open with a talk by Baclawski at 5:10 p.m. in Room 150; a reception will follow at 5:45 p.m. in the University Art Gallery. The University Art Gallery will be filled with 64 panels of 128 LED bulbs, which appear to illuminate the image from within. The 128 linear feet of images feature blades of grass on a soccer field. The entire image captures the length of the field; corner post to corner post. The University Art Gallery is free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The exhibit will be open during gallery hours through Friday, Dec. 4. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.
Cal Poly Arts and the Performing Arts Center's Fall Schedule
The fall schedule for Cal Poly Arts and the Performing Arts Center include solo performances by Melissa Etheridge; groups including Riverdance and the Moscow Festival Ballet; and musicals, including 42nd Street" and "Mamma Mia!" For the complete schedule and ticketing information, visit the websites for Cal Poly Arts or the Performing Arts Center.
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Thursday, Nov. 5
Men's Basketball vs. Cal State San Bernardino (exhibition), Mott Athletics Center, 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 6
Women's Volleyball vs. UC Irvine, Mott Athletics Center, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 7
Women's Swimming and Diving vs. Pepperdine, Anderson Aquatic Center, 11 a.m.
Women's Volleyball vs. UC Davis, Mott Athletics Center, 4 p.m.
Football vs. Sacramento State, Spanos Stadium, 6:05 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 13
Wrestling vs. Drexel, Mott Athletics Center, 7 p.m.
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.
#103857 – Writer and Communications Specialist (Public Affairs/Communication Specialist II), Library, Library Services. $3,515-$5,538 per month. Anticipated hiring range: $3,515-$3,866 per month. Open until filled. Review begins Nov. 6.
#103863 – Supervising Carpenter, Administration & Finance, Facilities, Carpenter Shop. $5,112-$6,479 per month. Anticipated hiring range: $5,112-$5,623 per month. Open until filled. Review begins Nov. 9.
#103868 – Lead Budget Analyst (Administrator I), Administration & Finance, Budget and Analytic Business Services. $2,440-$8,434 per month. Salary commensurate with background and experience. Open until filled. Review begins Nov. 25.
#103869 – Coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Life (Student Services Professional II), Student Affairs, Dean of Students. $3,746-$5,325 per month. Open until filled. Review begins Nov. 10.
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.
#103855 – Tenure Track, Construction Management, Construction Management Department, College of Architecture & Environmental Design, ext. 6-5118. Review begins Jan. 4.
#103828 – Full-Time Lecturer, Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, ext. 6-6320. Review begins April 1.
#103781 – Director, Business Analytics Graduate Programs, Graduate Management Programs, Orfalea College of Business, ext. 6-2809. Review begins Nov. 30.
Part-Time Lecturer Pools – Pools are opening for the 2015-16 academic year. Visit the Cal Poly Jobs website to search department of interest.
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. Visit the Corporation website to view job postings and/or apply. For assistance, contact Human Resources at ext. 6-1121.
Outreach Counselor/Advisor, Educational Talent Search, $30,570-$46,720 per year.
Coordinator/Academic Advisor, Upward Bound, $44,952-$63,900 per year.
Coordinator/Academic Advisor, Student Support Services, $44,952-$63,900 per year.
Administrative Support Assistant, Student Academic Services, $18.49-$23.07 per hour.
CAB Technician, Center for Applications in Biotechnology, $50,772-$76,148 per year.
Research Associate, Food Science & Nutrition, $38,168 - $57,262 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 postings at this time.