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Cal Poly Report — October 7, 2015

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CAFES to Host Open 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. In her second visit to campus, 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.

Public Comment Sought at Master Plan Open House Events Oct. 8 and 10

The campus community and the public are invited to see and comment on the latest concept maps and campus core ideas for Cal Poly’s ongoing master plan process at open house events set for Oct. 8 and 10. The university is updating its campus master plan to prepare for the next 20 years. The community is invited to review refined concepts for potential development, provide input and share ideas. Everyone is welcome. The events are scheduled for:
— Thursday, Oct. 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Kennedy Library Atrium;
— Saturday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m. to noon, San Luis Obispo City-County Library Atrium, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo.
For more information on the master plan process, including the updated concept maps, visit the Master Plan website.

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

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.

Scholarly Works Downloaded More Than 10 Million Times Worldwide

DigitalCommons@CalPoly, an open access archive launched in 2008, has reached a major milestone with 10 million downloads of Cal Poly faculty and students’ scholarly work. The archive provides open access to faculty and student research, scholarship, creative works and historically important documents created by administrative offices, departments and programs at Cal Poly. Visitors from more than 160 countries and territories have accessed more than 31,000 items of faculty and student scholarship and campus publications from the site. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.

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 will be placed around campus with the top 10 practices. 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.

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 GoPoly.com.

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

Wine & Viticulture Department Welcomes New Leader

The College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences has appointed a French educator with a strong background in wine business as head of the Wine & Viticulture Department. Benoît Lecat joins Cal Poly from the Burgundy School of Business in Dijon, France. He will play an integral role in helping to raise additional funds needed for the planned Center for Wine & Viticulture. Lecat earned his undergraduate degree in management and master’s degrees in management and political science from the Catholic University of Mons (FUCAM) in Belgium. He earned a doctorate in management and marketing from the Louvain School of Management in Belgium. His research interests are wine pricing, tourism and branding, wine and spirits tourism, and the management of luxury goods. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.

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 further information, refer to the Curriculum Handbook.

Service Learning Faculty Fellows Proposals Invited

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 apande@calpoly.edu.

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 future notifications about meetings and events, contact Debra Valencia-Laver at dlvalenc@calpoly.edu. For more information, visit the CLFSA website or the group’s Facebook page.

'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.

Kennedy Library Accepting Course Reserve Requests for Fall Quarter

Kennedy Library invites faculty to submit course reserve requests so materials are immediately accessible to students. Library materials or personal copies of faculty materials can be placed on reserve. Materials may include books or eBooks, textbooks, articles, solutions, videos or materials in other formats. Book excerpts and articles can also be made available via PolyLearn. If requested materials are in Kennedy Library’s subscribed electronic journals or books, the library will link to the electronic version in accordance with licensing allowances. Course reserves can be made in person or online. College librarians can help faculty who need assistance finding relevant library materials.

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 statconsulting@calpoly.edu. 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 statconsulting@calpoly.edu.

Students

Cross-Disciplinary Team Takes First in Packaging Design Challenge

page from presentation, showing how packaging turns into full-size lightsaberFour students from the Orfalea College of Business took first place in the Paperboard Packaging Alliance (PPA) Student Design Challenge, held Sept. 28-30 in Las Vegas. PPA challenged 53 university teams from the U.S. and Canada to create limited-edition, innovative toy packaging that could also be reused as an interactive structure with the toy. The winning Cal Poly team included two business administration majors, an economics major, and an industrial technology major. They designed packaging that can quickly and easily be turned into a Star Wars lightsaber. The team considered price point, the target audience and efficient material usage in their marketing plan for the product. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.

Campus Announcements

Open Enrollment Period to Continue Through Oct. 9

The CSU annual Open Enrollment period will continue through 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9. During this time, employees can enroll, change or cancel benefits for CalPERS health, dental, vision, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account (DCRA), Health Care Reimbursement Account (HCRA), FlexCash, Tax Advantage Premium Plan, and voluntary benefits plans. Open Enrollment is your opportunity to review and update your current benefits for the upcoming year. The effective date for all changes made during the Open Enrollment period will be Friday, Jan. 1, 2016. Open Enrollment changes for State employees can be submitted through the Cal Poly Portal – Personal Info – My Benefits.  Carefully review all benefit plan options and costs before making enrollment decisions for yourself and family members. For comprehensive, up-to-date information, visit the Administration & Finance website. If you have questions about your benefit options, contact Human Resources at ext. 6-5436 or email humanresources@calpoly.edu.

Wellness Resources on Display Oct. 9 in Rec Center

Rec Center pool and buildingThe Cal Poly Recreation Center invites members and non-members to the Rec Center Huddle to be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in the Rec Center Training Room. This social event seeks to connect the Cal Poly community with wellness resources and spark conversation about opportunities and goals. Attendees can learn about membership, programs, and amenities and other wellness resources available on campus. Click here to RSVP by Thursday, Oct. 8.

Finance Dashboard Workshops Scheduled for Oct. 7 and 21

The Administration & Finance (AFD) Business Connection (ABC) will offer a workshop on the use and navigation of dashboards to effectively manage financial resources. The workshop will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, and 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21. Dashboards are the official reporting system for end-users of Cal Poly’s financial system. Each workshop will be limited to 12 participants. To take the class, attendees must have security access to dashboards. To request access, fill out a CMS Access Request. Allow five business days for approval and implementation. To register for the Oct. 7 class, click here; for the Oct. 21 class, click here. For more information, email abc-afd@calpoly.edu.

Counseling Services to Co-Host Suicide Prevention Forum on Oct. 8

Counseling Services is co-hosting the annual Suicide Prevention Forum, Stories of Hope and Survival, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at the LDS Church at 651 East Foothill Blvd. in San Luis Obispo. Learn how to help someone who is coping with thoughts of suicide: how to offer hope, connect with local support, and save a life. Continuing education and QPR (Question, Persuade and Refer) certification is available. For more information, contact Hannah Roberts, assistant director for community prevention and intervention, in Counseling Services at hrober02@calpoly.edu, or visit the event 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 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 svstaub@calpoly.edu.

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.

ITS Service Desk to Relocate Temporarily

The ITS Service Desk, including support for PolyCards, PolyCard printing, service-level agreements (SLA) and workstations, will be moved temporarily to Graphic Arts (Building 26), Room 110, starting Thursday, Oct. 8. The Service Desk phone number, ext. 6-7000, will not change. The relocation, expected to last several weeks, will accommodate a Facilities Services project in Building 46. The Service Desk, PolyCard support and SLA support will return to the Old Natatorium (Building 46) once the project is complete. Information on the date for the return move will be posted on Service Desk website as the project nears completion.

Staples Selected as the Campus Office Supplies Vendor

Staples has become Cal Poly's exclusive office supplies vendor. Staples was selected after a competitive bid process conducted by the CSU. Criteria included cost savings, breadth of products offered, online capabilities, order placement, delivery and service capability, support, product warranty and maintenance, added value customization, and supplier qualifications and diversity. Orders will be placed through the e-procurement platform, ESM Campus Marketplace. The payment method will be the ProCard. Over the next month, Contracts & Procurement will reach out to current OfficeMax users to verify their delivery location and to provide training for the ESM Campus Marketplace and billing reconciliation. Those who do not have ProCards should contact Jeanette Paolucci in Contracts & Procurement at ext. 6-2234 or jepaoluc@calpoly.edu to set up a ProCard account.

Pick-up Soccer Games Held on Mondays and Thursdays

Join the fun and friendly faculty and staff soccer group. The action starts at 12:10 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, and the group plays until they are too tired to keep going — generally, a little less than an hour. To be added to the email list, send a note to Brian Self at bself@calpoly.edu or Rachel Henry at rrhenry@calpoly.edu.

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.

Events

2015-16 'Another Type of Groove' Poetry Series to Open Oct. 7

The MultiCultural Center’s "Another Type of Groove: Spoken Word Poetry" series will open the 2015-16 academic year with spoken word artist Saint at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, in Chumash Auditorium in the University Union. Saint's writing journey began in high school, penning love poems to girls he was too afraid to talk to. Since then he has performed internationally and has released two CDs, a chapbook (a small, paper-covered booklet), and a documentary. Another Type of Groove is a spoken-word poetry event held the first Wednesday of each month throughout the school year. Each event includes a featured poet and an open mic opportunity for students and community members. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.

Cal Poly to Host Gender Conference Oct. 9-11

Cal Poly will host the Your True Gender conference Friday through Sunday, Oct. 9-11. The inaugural three-day event will include talks and appearances by experts and others in the transgender community at Chumash Auditorium. Speakers will include James Green, president of the World Professional Association of Transgender Health; Dr. Marci Lee Bowers, a renowned transgender surgeon; and Janet Mock, a New York Times bestselling author. Organizers encourage transgender people, their families and allies to attend for networking, inspiration and education. Physical and mental health providers who wish to learn about trans communities also are encouraged to attend. For more information, visit the Your True Gender website, or contact Adam Serafin in the MultiCultural Center at ext. 6-2582 or aserafin@calpoly.edu.

Volunteers Sought for Third Canyon Clean Up Day Oct. 10 at Cal Poly

The College of Architecture & Environmental Design (CAED) is seeking volunteer help to clean up the Poly Canyon area on campus Saturday, Oct. 10. Canyon Days 3 will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is part of an overall effort to revitalize the area and repair damage caused by vandalism. The Poly Canyon Structural Design Laboratory is home to more than 20 experimental prototypes, including sculptures and residential design/build projects. Many generations of students have worked on projects in the canyon, some dating back to 1964. Volunteers are sought for painting, demolition, construction, landscaping, and overall clean-up, in preparation for canyon tours that will be held Oct. 23-24 during Mustang Family Weekend and Homecoming. Lunch and music will be provided. To volunteer, email Dong at kdong@calpoly.edu. For more information, call ext. 6-5138.

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 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 Field Six Finalist Presentations 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 Lynda.com, who recently sold her company to LinkedIn for $1.5 billion. Tickets are is $15 for students, $45 for individuals, or $300 per table of eight. Appetizers will be provided. 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.

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.

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.

Athletics

For an overview of up-to-date sports information, photos and videos, visit gopoly.com. Students always get in free. Faculty and staff discounts available.

Thursday, Oct. 8

Women’s Soccer vs. Long Beach State, Spanos Stadium, 5 p.m.
Men’s Soccer vs. Cal State Fullerton, Spanos Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 10

Men’s Soccer vs. UC Riverside, 7 p.m.
Women’s Volleyball vs. UCSB, Mott Athletics Center, 7 p.m.

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.

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.

#103837 – Physician, Student Affairs, Campus Health and Wellbeing, Health Services. $11,679-$18,392 per month. Anticipated hiring range: $11,679-$12,270 per month. Open until filled. Review begins Oct. 12.

#103833 – Administrative Support Coordinator II, Academic Affairs, Graduate Education. $3,115-$4,913 per month. Open until filled. Review begins Oct. 14.

#103834 – Lead Library Evening/Night & Weekend Services Specialist (Library Services Specialist III - 10/12 Pay Plan), Library, Access and Bibliographic. $1,404.50-$2,247 per month. Anticipated hiring range: $1,404,50-$1,545 per month. Open until filled. Review begins Oct. 12.

#103845 – Director of Parent and Student Philanthropy (Administrator I), Student Affairs, University Advancement. $2,441-$8,434 per month. Open until filled. Review begins Nov. 1.

#103826 – Learning Specialist (Administrative Analyst/Specialist – Exempt I), Administration & Finance, Human Resources. $3,897-$6,142 per month. Open until filled. Review begins Oct. 13.

#103827 – Learning Technology Specialist (Administrative Analyst/Specialist – Exempt I), Administration & Finance, Human Resources. $3,897-$6,142 per month. Open until filled. Review begins Oct. 13.

#103835 – Director of Community Relations (Administrator I), President’s Office. $2,441-$8,434 per month. Anticipated hiring range: $50,400-$81,600 per year. Open until filled. Review begins Oct. 24.

#103814 – Material Engineering Instructional Support Technician II (Instructional Support Technician II), College of Engineering, Materials Engineering. $3,134-$5,389 per month. Anticipated hiring range: $3,134-$4,526 per month. Open until filled. Review begins Oct. 15.

#103841 – Administrative Support Assistant II – 10/12 Pay Plan, College of Science & Mathematics, Mathematics. $2,116-$3,335 per month. Anticipated hiring range: $2,116-$2,350 per month. Open until filled. Review begins Octo. 16.

#103843 – Administrative Support Assistant I, Student Affairs, Campus Health & Wellbeing, Counseling Services. $2,116-$3,335 per month. Anticipated hiring range: $2,116-$3,335 per month. Open until filled. Review begins Oct. 15.

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#103816 – International Student Advisor (Student Services Professional IB), Academic Affairs, International Center. Temporary, full-time. One-year appointment with possible extension. $3,303-$4,672 per month. Open until filled. Review begins Oct. 13.

#103817 – Administrative Analyst/Specialist – Non-Exempt, Academic Affairs, Graduate Education. $3,288-$5,529 per month. Open until filled. Review begins Oct. 14.

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.

CSM
#103842 Plant Biologist Tenure-Track Position, Biological Sciences Department, College of Science & Mathematics, ext. 6-5242. Review begins Nov. 16.

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.

Lead UI/UX Designer, Project Jupyter, $58,552-$87,838 per year.

Operations Specialist, Project Jupyter, $50,772-$76,148 per year.

Assistant Supervisor, Red Radish, Campus Dining, $13.46-$17.95 per hour.

Assistant Supervisor, Sandwich Factory, Campus Dining, $13.46-$17.95 per hour.

ASI Employment Opportunities

Candidates are asked to visit the ASI website to complete an ASI application and apply for positions listed below. For more information, visit the ASI Business Office in UU 212 or call ext. 6-5800.

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