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Cal Poly Report — October 14, 2015


Campus Community Invited to Nov. 3 Open Forum with Chancellor White

CSU Chancellor Timothy P. WhiteCalifornia State University Chancellor Timothy P. White will visit Cal Poly on Tuesday, Nov. 3, touring campus and meeting with students, faculty, staff and alumni throughout the day. As part of the visit, White will hold an open forum from 2 to 3 p.m. in Chumash Auditorium. The campus community is encouraged to attend the event to ask questions and hear the chancellor’s thoughts on the CSU and his campus visit.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Programs to Expand Downtown

Cal Poly has announced an expansion to its innovation and entrepreneurship programs in downtown San Luis Obispo, with a new lease for 6,000 square feet of commercial space and apartments for more than 30 business-minded students. The residential lease is for a 12,600 square-foot space that will be divided into 30 one-bedroom studios and two two-bedroom apartments. These housing spaces are designed for upper-class undergraduates and graduate students associated with Cal Poly’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE) and will be administered by Cal Poly University Housing. The commercial lease is a 6,000 square-foot space that the CIE will use to provide additional programming and mentorship for the students living in the university housing. This new lease augments an already expanded SLO HotHouse program, which recently relocated to a 10,000-square-foot space above the Ross Dress for Less store on Higuera Street. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.

NSF-Funded Program Could Help Reduce Math Anxiety, Close Gender Gap

Thanks to a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation, Cal Poly's Academy of Inquiry Based Learning will lead an effort to increase active learning in college math classes across the nation, with research support from the University of Colorado, Boulder’s Evaluation and Ethnography Research unit. Active learning — also known as inquiry-based learning (IBL) — has been shown to reduce math anxiety and close the gender achievement gap in math classes. IBL is a student-centered approach that is significantly different from traditional lecture-based math classes. Students are given problems and tasks that lead them through an exploration of mathematical strategies and skills. With instructor guidance, students form their own understanding of mathematical concepts rather than focusing on finding answers. The system allows students to learn from their failures and recognize trial and error as an integral part of the learning process. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.

Cal Poly Competing in Solar Decathlon Through Oct. 18

A scene during construction of Cal Poly's entry in the Solar DecathlonA contingent from Cal Poly is one of 17 teams selected to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlan running through Sunday, Oct. 18, in Irvine, Calif. The 100-member team, representing a dozen majors, put the Learn by Doing ethos into action as the project evolved through a host of iterations since November 2013. Competing teams will showcase their sustainable solar home judged in 10 contests, including architectural design, using appliances to cook a meal, and charging and driving an electric car. The winning entry will best blend cost-effectiveness, consumer appeal and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency. Cal Poly's entry, INhouse, features a central core with twin rectangular wings and about 700 square feet of decking. For photos from the competition and rankings, visit the Solar Decathlon website.

Chemistry Professor Working to Supplement Anti-Malarial Drug Developed by Nobel-Winning Scientist

Scott EagonCal Poly chemistry Professor Scott Eagon is working on a drug to supplement the anti-malarial drug artemisinin. The treatment was developed 15 years ago by Tu Youyou, who was awarded a Nobel Prize for medicine this year for her work to combat the parasitic disease. In the 15 years since artemisinin was introduced, some strains of the parasite have become resistant to the drug. Eagon and his team of undergraduate students are working to develop an entirely new compound. Through a partnership with the University of Calgary, one of their drug candidates was tested on mice in combination with artemisinin. Though the drug is a long way from production, the initial results were promising — five mice that had been infected with malaria survived and recovered faster than those given artemisinin alone. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.

U.S. Rep. Lois Capps to Host Clean Energy Forum on Campus Oct. 16

Congresswoman Lois Capps will host a panel discussion, “Building a Clean Energy Economy: Challenges and Opportunities for the Central Coast,” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, in the Performing Arts Center Pavilion. The event will feature experts from the energy industry and academia examining the economic and environmental benefits of shifting to a clean energy economy and the challenges that still need to be overcome to transition away from fossil fuels. Capps will moderate the event, open to the public. A question-and-answer session will follow the discussion. The panelists are:
— Bill Toman, CalWave project director through Cal Poly’s Institute for Advanced Technology & Public Policy;
— Tryg Lundquist, Cal Poly professor of civil and environmental engineering;
— Dawn Legg; Economic Vitality Corp.; co-chair of Energy Cluster;
— Mitchell Samuelian, vice president of operations, NRG Renew.

CAFES to Host Oct. 29 Forum with California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary

Karen RossKaren Ross, secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, will give a keynote presentation from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 29, in Chumash Auditorium. Ross will talk about the issues facing California agriculture today, including climate change, water and innovative technologies, healthy soils and waste management. A question-and-answer session will follow. Ross has strengthened partnerships across government, academia and the nonprofit sector in the drive to maintain and improve environmental stewardship and to develop adaptation strategies for the specific impacts of climate change. She has initiated programs to provide more opportunities for farmers and ranchers to engage in sustainable environmental stewardship practices, including water conservation, energy efficiency, nutrient management and ecosystem services. The campus community is encouraged to attend.

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

Digital Archivist Awarded Grant to Create Software Preservation Network

Word Perfect floppy discThe Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded Zach Vowell, a digital archivist at Kennedy Library, and colleagues at the University of Texas at Austin nearly $100,000 to create the Software Preservation Network. The goal of the project is to preserve software that will enable future generations to access those materials, including three-dimensional architectural models, presentation slide decks, and publishing and design project files. The project will culminate in a national forum on software preservation best practices to support cultural heritage organizations. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.

Faculty Showcase: Promising Practices for Bottleneck Courses Oct. 15, 20 & 28

The Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology will offer three workshops on “Promising Practices for Bottleneck Courses” as part of the Faculty Showcase Series.  The fall’s lunch-hour events will be presented from 12:10 to 1 p.m. in Kennedy Library, Room 202a, on the dates listed below. They will highlight the respective faculty member's innovative instructional practices for course redesign. Projects were funded through an $11 million CSU grant program focused on improving student success and/or expanding course capacity in bottleneck courses that contribute to delays in degree completion. The sessions also allow faculty to consider whether they might be good candidates for this grant program as the next round of funding approaches. Pizza and salad will be served. Presenters and dates will be:
— Thursday, Oct. 15: William Riggs, City & Regional Planning;
— Tuesday, Oct. 20: Steffen Peuker, Mechanical Engineering;
— Wednesday, Oct. 28: Joyce Lin and Dana Paquin, Mathematics

Candidates for Assistant Vice President/Dean of Students to Visit Campus

Four finalists for the assistant vice president/dean of students position have been invited to campus. Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the open forums for each candidate. Forums will be held from 2:10 to 3 p.m. in Chumash Auditorium, Room 204, on the respective dates:
— Thursday, Oct. 15: Kathleen McMahon, Ed.D., assistant vice president/dean of students/Title IX coordinator at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I.
— Monday, Oct. 19: Phillip “Flapp” Cockrell, Ph.D., associate vice provost for student affairs/dean of students at Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss.
— Monday, Oct. 26: Laurie Casteen, Ph.D., associate dean of students at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va.
— Wednesday, Oct. 28: Patricia Mahaffey, Ed.D., dean of student affairs in the John Muir College at UC San Diego.
To view the candidates' resumes, visit the website for the Dean of Students Office.

Chicana Latino Faculty Staff Association to Hold Fall Convocation Oct. 15

The Chicana Latino Faculty Staff Association (CLFSA) will hold its eighth annual Fall Convocation from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, in the Advanced Technologies Laboratories (Building 7, Room 2). The event is open to students, faculty and staff. To add your name to the email list for meetings and events, contact Debra Valencia-Laver at For more information, visit the CLFSA website or the group’s Facebook page.

Kennedy Library to Offer Presentations Oct. 19-25 for Open Access Week

Open Access Week logoKennedy Library will host three presentations as part of Open Access Week, a global event for academics and researchers to learn about the benefits of unrestricted online access to research. The talks will be presented in the Kennedy Library as follows:
Visualizing Open Data, from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, in Room 216B. Russ White, numeric and spatial data specialist, will lead a hands-on workshop combining open data with free, open-source tools to visualize, analyze, and share data and insights.
Why That Textbook Costs $200 and What You Can Do, from 11 a.m. to noon, Friday, Oct. 23, in Room 111H. Officers of the Cal Poly Free Culture Club will lead a discussion on textbook affordability and the benefits of open textbooks.
SolarSPELL, a Solar Powered Educational Learning Library, from 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Oct. 22, in Room 111H. Laura Hosman, professor of political science, will demonstrate SolarSPELL, a solar-powered educational learning library that simulates online experiences at rural schools with no electricity.

'Nuts and Bolts of Faculty Advising' Workshop to be Held Oct. 23

University Advising will offer a training workshop for new faculty advisors from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 23. Titled "Nuts & Bolts of Faculty Advising," the workshop will provide an introductory overview of curriculum, advising tools, university policies, the registration process, and the advising structure at Cal Poly. To register for this workshop, click here.

CIE Faculty Fellow Applications Accepted Through Oct. 23

Applications will be accepted through Friday, Oct. 23, for the 2015 Faculty Fellows program in the Cal Poly Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE). The program supports full-time faculty of any rank by providing three years of funding to those who are committed to bringing innovation and entrepreneurial thinking into their courses, co-curricular experiences and research. CIE Fellows will receive up to $5,000 per year to cover faculty time and costs associated with developing course content, co-curricular programs, or research pertaining to innovation and entrepreneurship. Over its three-year history, the CIE Fellows program has supported nine faculty (three per year), representing all six colleges. CIE Fellows become part of an interdisciplinary community that shares an interest in innovation and entrepreneurship and is committed to inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs. To apply, visit the CIE website.

Submit Service Learning Faculty Fellows Proposals Through Oct. 26

Faculty teams and individuals are invited to apply to be Service Learning Faculty Fellows (SLFF) for the 2015-16 academic year. Service learning combines learning goals and community service in ways that can enhance student growth and the common good. The SLFF program was developed to support faculty who are expanding the number of service learning courses offered in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields and in other majors across campus. Stipends are available. The application deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26. Read about the program online. For more information, contact Anurag Pande at

Statistics Department Offers Consulting Services to Campus

The Statistics Department provides a statistical consulting service to the university community to facilitate research design and data analysis in a wide variety of disciplines. Consulting will be available through Friday, Dec. 4, by appointment only. The consulting service is intended to support faculty and staff projects and research and provide assistance for students working on senior projects and graduate research. Andrew Schaffner will serve as the consultant. He is available to advise on data collection, experimental design, and analysis of research projects. In addition, he will be available to lead seminars or tutorials on requested topics and offer advice on various computer packages available at Cal Poly. If there is a special area of statistical inference that is of interest to a group or department, email Faculty, staff and students interested in utilizing the consulting service are encouraged to access the Statistics Department Web page for additional information, including what the client should bring to a consulting session. To schedule a consultation, email

2017-19 Catalog Review Cycle Underway

The 2017-19 catalog review cycle is underway. Faculty may use the online Curriculum Management system found on the Academics tab of their Cal Poly portal to submit proposals. For submission timelines and more information, refer to the Curriculum Handbook.


Lorraine Berg, family nurse practitioner in Health Services, retired at the end of September after 32 years of service. Over the years, she has treated thousands of students with compassion and quality medical care, sometimes caring for two generations of patients from families with a campus legacy. She will be greatly missed by her colleagues in Campus Health & Wellbeing.


Industrial Technology and Packaging Students Take First at National Competition

Students and their advisor with award at PACKEXPOThree industrial technology and packaging seniors took first place in the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute’s (PMMI) annual PACK Solutions Challenge. Under the guidance of Professor Ajay Kathuria, the students developed an end-to-end packaging line solution for a water-sensitive product that incorporated federal regulations, efficiency and economic viability. This is the first time Cal Poly has won the competition. They will share a $4,000 scholarship for their first-place finish that topped entries from schools that included Michigan State and Rutgers University. For more information, visit the Orfalea College of Business website.

Campus Announcements

Zero Waste Pilot Program Launched

Zero Waste Recycling has come to Cal Poly. A pilot program launched with collection containers installed at key locations — six dormitories, the UU, The Avenue food court and in Kennedy Library. Each of these 27 stations will collect recyclables and trash and a new bin for compostable materials that previously ended up in the landfill. The new category includes all food scraps, napkins and compostable containers, drink cups and coffee cups. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.

Central Coast Lean Forum Slated for Oct. 15

Central Coast Lean, a research and community outreach program of the Orfalea College of Business, will host a free forum at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, on the second floor of the Kennedy Library. The event will include a presentation from Bill Bellows, associate fellow in the InThinking Network at Aerojet Rocketdyne, on understanding and managing variation within an organization. Attendees can also network over refreshments with local lean leaders and Cal Poly students. To register, visit the Central Coast Lean website.

StrengthsQuest Workshop to be Offered on Oct. 16

The Mustang Success Center is hosting the Introduction to StrengthsQuest workshop for faculty and staff from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 16, in Career Services (Building 124). The interactive workshop will help participants discover their five signature strengths, develop a basic understanding of a strengths-based approach, and learn to apply strengths in work with students and group team-building. To reserve a space, click here.

Training to Aid Students with Food Insecurities to be Held Oct. 20 at Health Center

The Dean of Students office, the Financial Aid office, and Campus Health & Wellbeing will offer a workshop for faculty and staff on providing tangible resources and information about campus services for students with food insecurity. The workshop will be offered from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20. The workshop will take place on the lower level of the Health Center (Building 27) Room 11. RSVP to Susan Staub at ext. 6-5150 or

ITS Launches National Cyber Security Awareness Month Campaign

Cyber Security Awareness MonthOctober is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Now in its fifth year, National Cyber Security Awareness Month is a collaborative effort between government, industry and education to ensure everyone has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online. This year’s theme is “Security is Our Shared Responsibility,” reflecting the idea that cyberspace cannot be secure without everyone’s help. As part of Cal Poly’s ongoing commitment to promoting information security awareness and best practices, Information Technology Services (ITS) will send a weekly email to the campus community through October. Each message will cover a different topic and link to Cal Poly’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month Web page for more information on how to protect personal and university information and devices. Posters with the top 10 practices will be placed around campus. Stop by the ITS information booth from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, or 22, in the UU Plaza to pick up a top 10 postcard. It will help protect you and Cal Poly and make everyone a better cyber citizen.

Cal Poly Foundation Board to Meet Nov. 7

The Cal Poly Foundation board of directors will hold its 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.

Get Nutrition Questions Answered on Wellness Wednesdays

campus dietician on Campus Dining Facebook page.Cal Poly’s registered dietician, Megan Coats, will answer nutrition and dietary questions from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday on the Campus Dining Facebook page. Her background in clinical nutrition, nutrition education and support can provide students, faculty and staff with quality information that empowers them to make healthy food and lifestyle choices.

University Store Sidewalk Sale to Continue Through Oct. 15

50-70% offThe University Store is holding its Fall Sidewalk Sale through Thursday, Oct. 15. Academic supplies, branded Cal Poly apparel and other merchandise will be available at discounts up to 70 percent off.

ITS Service Desk Relocates Temporarily

The ITS Service Desk, including support for PolyCards, PolyCard printing, service-level agreements (SLA) and workstations, has moved temporarily to Graphic Arts (Building 26), Room 110. The Service Desk phone number will remain ext. 6-7000. The relocation, expected to last several weeks, will accommodate a Facilities Services project in the Old Natatorium (Building 46). The Service Desk, PolyCard support and SLA support will return to the Old Natatorium once the project is complete. Information on the date for the return move will be posted on the Service Desk website as the project nears completion.


Retired Apple CFO to Speak at Finance Career Fair Oct. 14

FMA Futures in Finance event infoThe Orfalea College of Business and the Financial Management Association (FMA) will host Cal Poly's first Futures in Finance Career Fair from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, in Chumash Auditorium. Former Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer (B.S., Agricultural Business, '85) will deliver a keynote address at 12:30 p.m. The campus community and alumni are welcome to attend. For more information, visit the FMA website.

The Great California Shake Out Drill to Take Place Oct. 15

Shake-out, Oct. 15 with background of house damaged in quake Cal Poly is participating in the Great California Shake Out earthquake drill and encourages all students, faculty and staff to “Drop, Cover and Hold On” at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15. To find out more, visit the Campus Emergency Management Web page

Cal Poly Artists Display Work in Faculty Triennial Exhibition Through Oct. 15

A variety of artwork created by Cal Poly Art & Design faculty is on display through Thursday, Oct. 15, in the University Art Gallery. The public is invited to attend a closing reception at 5 p.m. Oct. 15, during which refreshments will be served and the artists will discuss their work. The monthlong exhibition takes place every three years and showcases new work in a range of disciplines, including graphic design, water and oil paintings, published work, drawing and sculpture in various media, photography and video. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.

Harpsichord Virtuoso and Educator to Give Free Recital on Oct. 15

Mark KrollMark Kroll, a renowned harpsichordist who has played with the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1979, will give a free recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, in Spanos Theatre. Kroll’s performance will feature French baroque harpsichord works by François Couperin. Kroll, also a fortepianist, has enjoyed a career spanning more than four decades. He has performed throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America, winning critical praise for his expressive playing and virtuosity. He has appeared as concerto soloist with many of the world’s major orchestras, including the Philadelphia, Boston, Minnesota and Montreal symphonies. A dedicated educator, Kroll has taught worldwide and is professor emeritus at Boston University, where he founded and served 25 years as chair of the Department of Historical Performance. The event is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Music Department. Admission is free. For more information, call the Music Department at ext. 6-2406.

Oct. 16 Volleyball Tourney to Benefit Mental Health Services

Campus Health & Wellbeing and ASI Rec Sports are co-hosting the annual Reuling Volleyball Tournament from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 16. All proceeds will benefit the Mark Reuling Foundation for Depression Awareness and will help Campus Health & Wellbeing provide education and prevention programs about bipolar disorder and depression. The tournament is open to participants of all skill levels. Faculty and staff will play in teams of four; registration is $60 per team. Students will play in teams of six; registration is $40 per team. To register, visit the tournament page on the Intramural Sports website.

Laugh at the 'History of Comedy' on Oct. 16

Cal Poly Arts will deliver 90 minutes of comic entertainment with "The History of Comedy" at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, in the Performing Arts Center's Cohan Center. The show is a look at comedy through the ages, from caveman comics to songs about why the chicken crossed the road. Tickets to the three-man ensemble performance range from $23.20 to $44. For more information, visit Cal Poly Arts website.

Rock Band Members Share Music and Memories on Oct. 17

Cal Poly Arts brings The Hit Men to the Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. The show features former band members that performed with such acts as Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Carly Simon, Elton John and more. The show includes memorable music and stories of what it was like being on the road and in the recording studios with big-name acts. Tickets range from $25.60 to $52. For more information, visit Cal Poly Arts website.

The Met at the PAC in HD Starts Oct. 17

Cal Poly Arts and Opera SLO will bring 10 operas from New York City's Metropolitan Opera to the large screen in Cohan Center. The 2015-16 season begins with Otello at 9:55 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. Tickets are $12 for students and $22 for the public. For morning operas, box lunches can be ordered in advance from Opera SLO at 541-5369. For more information about the 2015-16 season, visit Cal Poly Arts website.

Doktor Kaboom to Bring Family Entertainment and Education to Campus Oct. 18

Bring the whole family to Docktor Kaboom's "Live Wire" show at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18 in Spanos Theatre. The interactive science comedy delivers spectacular experiments designed to entertain, educate and excite audiences of all ages. Tickets range from $12 to $24. For more information, visit Cal Poly Arts website.

Alonzo King Ballet to Perform at the PAC on Oct. 20

A dancer with the Alonzo King BalletThe contemporary ballet troupe, the Alonzo King Lines Ballet, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the Performing Arts Center. Collaborating with noted composers, musicians, and visual artists from around the world, Alonzo King creates works that draw on a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions, imbuing classical ballet with new expressive potential. Tickets range from $24 to $50. Faculty and staff can purchase tickets at the student price with valid ID. For more information, visit the Cal Poly Arts website.

CIE's TechPitch to Feature Six Finalists on Oct. 21

Six startup finalists will compete for the $5,000 grand prize during the fifth annual TechPitch from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the Alex Madonna Expo Center in San Luis Obispo. TechPitch, a collaborative effort developed by the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship and other local businesses and entities, is designed to give local startups and entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a group of investors and industry professionals. This year’s keynote speaker will be Lynda Weinman, founder of, who recently sold her company to LinkedIn for $1.5 billion. Tickets are $15 for students, $45 for individuals, or $300 per table of eight. Appetizers will be served. To register, visit the TechPitch website.

Music Ensembles to Perform in Concert at Parent and Family Weekend Oct. 23

Student on either side of text with list of bandsThe 2015 Parent and Family Weekend will begin with a musical showcase at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, in Harman Hall of the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center. The Parent and Family Weekend Ensemble Showcase will feature all Cal Poly Music Department major performing ensembles, including the Cal Poly Arab Music Ensemble, Cal Poly Choirs (PolyPhonics and The University Singers), University Jazz Band I, Cal Poly Symphony, and Cal Poly Wind Ensemble. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.

Youth Dancers Celebrate Dia de los Muertos on Oct. 25

Cal Poly Arts will present the cultural dance of Las Cafeteras at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, in Spanos Theatre. The group is comprised of immigrant children who have remixed the music of Veracruz, Mexico, with the histories of their Los Angeles neighborhoods for their version of modern-day storytelling. For more information, visit the Cal Poly Arts website.

Faculty Recital to be Held Oct. 30

Six headshots in composite photoThe Music Department will present a faculty chamber recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, in Room 218 of the Davidson Music Center (Building 45) on campus. This will be the sixth chamber recital featuring faculty members performing masterworks of chamber music — both beloved gems and lesser-known works. The concert will feature flutist Suzanne Duffy, pianist Susan Azaret Davies, Mezzo-soprano Jacalyn Kreitzer, percussionist John Astaire, guest guitarist James Bishop-Edwards and music alumna Inga Swearingen. Admission to the recital is $5 at the door. For more information, call the Music Department at ext. 6-2406 or visit the Cal Poly News website.

Center for Sustainability to Host ‘Restoration Agriculture’ Lecture Nov. 2

The Center for Sustainability will host a presentation on “Restoration Agriculture” by Mark Shepard, owner of New Forest Farm in Wisconsin, from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, at the San Luis Obispo Grange, located at 2880 Broad St. Shepard will talk about his farm and explain restoration agriculture, including topics such as farm-scale permaculture, agroforestry, keyline design, perennial cropping systems, and water management for resilience in times of flood and drought. Keyline design refers to a landscape design system that combines water conservation and soil building. The lecture is open to the public; no reservation is required. A $5 donation is requested. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.

Faculty Bass Recital Rescheduled for Nov. 6

Ken HustadMusic 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

Book cover for "Scientists at War"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 111-H. 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.

Theatre & Dance Department to Present ‘The Little Prince’ Nov. 12-21

The Cal Poly 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. Tickets are $20 for the public and $12 students, seniors, children, faculty and staff. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.


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Help Cal Poly Athletics Break Attendance Record for Women's Soccer

Women's soccer players getting high fives from the crowdThe women’s soccer program will attempt to break the national attendance record at the game Friday, Oct. 23, against UC Irvine. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. in Spanos Stadium. Cal Poly will attempt to surpass the all-time national record for single-game NCAA regular-season women’s soccer attendance of 10,128 people, set at last year’s USC-UCLA game. The event will coincide with Alumni & Parents and Homecoming festivities, all part of the new Mustang Family Weekend. Tickets range from $5 to $9 and can be purchased at

Friday, Oct. 16

Women's Volleyball vs. Cal State Fullerton, Mott Athletics Center, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 17

Cross Country hosts Cal Poly Invitational, Cuesta/Fairbanks Cross Country Course, 9 a.m.
Men's Soccer vs. UC Santa Barbara, Spanos Stadium, 7 p.m.
Women's Volleyball vs. UC Riverside, Mott Athletics Center, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 21

Men's Soccer vs. Sacramento State, Spanos Stadium, 7 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 23

Women's Soccer vs. UC Irvine, Spanos Stadium, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 24

Women's Golf hosts Cal Poly Invitational, Cypress Ridge Golf Course, 8 a.m.
Swimming and Diving Alumni Meet, Anderson Aquatic Center, 1:30 p.m.
Men's Basketball Green and Gold Game, Mott Athletics Center, 3:30 p.m.
Football vs. Portland State (Mustang Family Weekend and Homecoming), Spanos Stadium, 6:05 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 25

Women's Golf hosts Cal Poly Invitational, Cypress Ridge Golf Course, 8 a.m.
Women's Soccer vs. UC Riverside, Spanos Stadium, noon.
Wrestling Green vs. Gold Intrasquad, Mott Athletics Center, 2 p.m.

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.

#103848 – Degree Progress Evaluator (Student Services Professional IA), Academic Affairs, Office of the Registrar, Evaluations. $3,057-$3,740 per month. Anticipated hiring range: $3,057-$3,363 per month. Closes Oct. 19.

#103850 – Director of Development (Administrator I), College of Engineering, Advancement. $55,000-$62,000 per year. Salary commensurate with background and experience. Open until filled. Review begins Nov. 5.

#103851 – Director of Development (Administrator I), College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences, Advancement. $55,000-$62,000 per year. Salary commensurate with background and experience. Open until filled. Review begins Nov. 5.

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.

#103839 School of Education, Tenure-Track Counseling and Guidance, School of Education Department, College of Science & Mathematics, ext. 6-1503. Review begins Nov. 30.

#103840 Statistics, Tenure-Track Position, Statistics Department, College of Science & Mathematics, ext. 6-2709. Review begins Dec. 1.

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.

Conference & Event Coordinator, Conference & Event Planning, $44,033-$66,040 per year.

Conference Center Office Coordinator, Conference & Event Planning, $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.