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Cal Poly Report — September 30, 2015

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

The campus community and general 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.

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

Kevin Taylor Named Interim Director of School of Education

Kevin TaylorKevin Taylor has been named interim director of the School of Education. Since 2011, Taylor has served as department chair in the Kinesiology Department. He earned his doctorate in teacher education and has 20 years of experience training physical education teachers. He also has a background in curriculum development. Quick to integrate multidisciplinary projects in his classes, Taylor and his kinesiology students have, for years, partnered with faculty and students in the College of Engineering to build prototype equipment that has helped people with disabilities become more physically active. Taylor has been honored with a number of awards at Cal Poly, including recognition for innovation in service learning, the 2010 Distinguished Teaching Award, and most recently, the inaugural Learn By Doing Scholar Award. In addition, Taylor brings a wealth of experience in multi-disciplinary collaboration to the position.

Distinguished Scholarship Award Colloquium to be Held Sept. 30

pictures of the three faculty members with name and date of event, Sept. 30The 2014-15 Distinguished Scholarship Award recipients will be honored at an event from 1:30 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, in the Advanced Technologies Laboratories (Building 7). President Armstrong will open the event with remarks at 1:30 p.m. The professors will each present their work in half-hour increments: Lars Tomanek of the Biological Science Department will start at 2 p.m.; Phillip Costanzo of the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department will present at 2:30 p.m.; and Wyatt Brown of the Horticulture & Crop Science Department will begin at 3 p.m. A reception will follow the presentations. The campus community is invited to the event, hosted by the president in association with the Academic Senate Distinguished Scholarship Awards Committee. For more information, contact the Office of the Provost at ext. 6-2186.

CAFES Team Develops Anti-Browning Formula for Fruits and Vegetables

Wyatt Brown in his labProfessor Wyatt Brown and his team in the Horticulture & Crop Science Department have developed an anti-browning formula to prevent enzymatic browning that affects the aesthetic quality of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables. The product also significantly reduces the growth of aerobic bacteria, yeasts and molds. The combination prolongs shelflife and potentially reduces the incidence of food-borne illness. Brown and his team conducted more than 400 tests over lmost five years to create the formula. Cal Poly was granted a U.S. patent for the formula and is actively seeking licensing partners. For more information, visit the KCBX website.

Director of Fire Protection Engineering Programs Honored with National Award

Fred MowrerFrederick W. Mowrer, director of the Fire Protection Engineering Program (FPE), will be awarded the 2015 John L. Bryan Mentoring Award by the Society of Fire Protection Engineering (SFPE). The award is presented to an individual who exemplifies commitment and dedication to educating, training and advising fire protection engineers. Recipients are recognized for freely and unselfishly providing their expertise to other individuals. Mowrer played a key role in the development in 2009 of Cal Poly’s FPE master’s degree program, which has grown in size and stature under his guidance. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.

BioMed Professor Awarded Grant for Innovation and Entreprenuership Capstone Class

Thomas (Tom) Katona, in the Biomedical Engineering Department, has been chosen as a recipient of a VentureWell faculty grant of $27,260 for his Innovation and Entrepreneurship Capstone Bootcamp. VentureWell's faculty grants support the creation of new courses and programs in which students learn how to be technology entrepreneurs, developing ideas and gaining the skills to bring them to market. The goal of the program and courses and programs is to help gain the entrepreneurial skills they need by forming multidisciplinary teams and trying to make the technologies and business models work. Collaborators for Katona’s class include Jonathan York, founder of the Center for Innovation & Entreprenuership; Lynne Slivovsky, a professor of computer engineering; and Bob Crockett, a professor of biomedical engineering. The first class will be team-taught by Katona, York and Slivosky. For more information on the grant, visit the VentureWell website.

Campus Dining Executive Chefs Win Scholarships for Students

Chris DunhamThis summer, executive chefs from Cal Poly Corporation's Campus Dining competed in two cook-offs to raise scholarship funds for students. Chris Dunham competed in the annual Burgers and Beer competition put on by the Central Coast Division of the California Women for Agriculture (CWA), and Michael Albright competed at the Gilroy Garlic Festival. Dunham came in first with his classic bacon cheeseburger, and Albright came in third with his garlic-inspired tomahawk ribeye and seafood stew. Together the chefs raised more than $1,000. For more on the CWA competition, go to the Paso Robles Press.

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 Latina Faculty Staff Association to Hold Planning Meeting Sept. 30

The Chicana Latino Faculty Staff Association (CLFSA) is holding its first meeting of the academic year from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, to plan activities for the 2015-16 year. The CLFSA is open to all faculty, staff and administrators who have an interest in Chicana Latino issues in education. All current and interested members are welcome. 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.

Fall Study Abroad Fair to be Held Oct. 1

The International Center is hosting the fall Study Abroad Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, on Dexter Lawn. Bring your questions for International Center staff about pursuing educational activities that involve teaching, research, or serving as resident director. In case of rain, the fair will relocate to the Business Breezeway. For more information, visit the Study Abroad website.

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.

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.

Save Money and Learn: CSU Fee Waiver Benefit Available

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

Students

Engineers Without Borders Students Join Forces with Global Partners at UN Conference

Cal Poly EWB students with students from around the globe at UN conferenceThree student leaders from Engineers Without Borders — Cal Poly (EWB) worked with 500 delegates from around the world to advance global development at the seventh annual Millennium Campus Conference, an event sponsored by the United Nation’s Millennium Campus Network (MCN). The conference was held Aug. 11-15 at UN headquarters in New York. MCN challenges student leaders to rethink the paradigms that perpetuate inequality and promote a collaborative approach to global development based on community-led partnerships. 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.

Ernst & Young Executive to Speak on Diversity and Work Culture on Oct. 1

Ken BouyerKen Bouyer, Americas director of inclusiveness recruiting for Ernst & Young, will discuss how to foster an inclusive work culture at 11:10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, in the Business Silo (Building 3, Room 213). As a 25-year veteran of Ernst & Young, Bouyer is responsible for developing and implementing the firm's global recruiting strategy to build and attract diverse and inclusive talent pools. Staff, faculty and students are welcome to attend. The Orfalea College of Business will host the talk.

Training to Aid Students with Food Insecurities to be Held Oct. 5 and 20 at Health Center

The Dean of Students, 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 twice, from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 5, and Tuesday, Oct. 20. Both workshops will take place in the lower level of the Health Center (Building 27) Room 11. RSVP to Susan Staub at ext. 6-5150 or svstaub@calpoly.edu.

Office of Diversity & Inclusivity Invites Faculty and Staff to Student Networking Reception Oct. 6

OUD&I logoFaculty and staff are invited to the Diversity & Inclusivity Welcome Reception for new students from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the UU Plaza. The networking event will be an opportunity for students to interact with faculty, staff and administrators who demonstrate a commitment to student success through creating a welcoming and inclusive campus community. Bring business cards and contact information, and be prepared to meet new students. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, view the video invitation that was sent to students.

Staples to Become Campus Office Supplies Vendor as of Oct. 6

Staples will become Cal Poly's exclusive office supplies vendor Oct. 6. 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.

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 5 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.

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.

Workshop on Grant Writing to be Offered Fall Quarter

The College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences (CAFES), the Grants Development Office, and Sponsored Programs will offer a nine-week workshop on writing grant proposals. The workshop sessions will be held Thursdays from 11 a.m. to noon in the Erhart Building (No. 10), Room 204. The sessions will be team-taught by Sue Tonik, CAFES grants analyst, and staff from Grants Development, Sponsored Programs and University Advancement. The workshops are open to faculty and staff and will provide a hands-on overview covering grant writing and research administration. Topics will include sources of funding, types of awards (grants, contracts and gifts), marketing ideas, how to approach sponsors, reading RFPs (request for proposals), what to include and not to include, abstracts, budgets and justifications, indirect costs, payroll and purchasing, and intellectual property and review processes. Writing and analysis will be done every week and participants may bring their own examples for assistance and critique. By the end of the quarter, participants will be able to complete the majority of a proposal and will have knowledge of related contacts and resources at Cal Poly. For more information, contact Sue Tonik at stonik@calpoly.edu or ext. 6-7241.

Campus Custodial Service Frequencies

A detailed list of campus cleaning frequencies and custodial services can be found on the Custodial Services Web page.  Typical cleaning frequencies for standard areas are as follows:
— Classrooms, restrooms and interior hallways; trash and clean daily;
— Labs, department reception areas, copy centers and conference rooms; trash daily and weekly cleaning;
— Exterior upper-level walkways and stairwells; weekly cleaning;
— Private offices and work stations; monthly cleaning. Occupants are responsible for emptying trash and recycling into community collection stations.
For more information, contact the Facilities Help Center at ext. 6-5555 or send comments to facilities-cbs@calpoly.edu.

Russian Conversation Table to be Held Every Other Thursday in Fall Quarter

Cal Poly will host a Russian Conversation Table at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at Julian’s Café on the second floor of the Kennedy Library. The roundtable will continue every other Thursday through Dec. 3. The first Russian Conversation Table will bring together Russian-speaking faculty to share their knowledge, expertise and experience with individuals interested in learning or hearing the Russian language and finding out more about the culture. All levels of speakers are welcome. For more information, contact Angelica Browne at anbrowne@calpoly.edu.

Employment Equity Facilitator Workshops Scheduled for 2015-16 Academic Year

The monthly Employment Equity Facilitator Workshops have been scheduled for the 2015-16 academic year. Martha Cody, director of Equal Opportunity, will lead the workshops. Representatives from Academic Personnel and Human Resources will be there to answer questions and provide information on the staff and faculty recruitment processes. Ethan Kuster will be available to answer questions about institutionally sponsored H-1B visas for foreign faculty and staff. All trainings will be held in the Equal Opportunity Conference Room in the Fisher Science Hall (Building 33, Room 290). To view the workshop schedule, visit the Equal Opportunity website. To enroll, contact Kuster at ekuster@calpoly.edu or ext. 6-7387.

Expect Brief Outages as Network Upgrade Continues

Information Technology Services (ITS) is upgrading the campus network, and completing the project will require brief network outages in specific areas through winter quarter 2016. The outages will occur as each area is moved from the old network to the new one. Affected departments will be given advance notice. The project schedule is posted on the Campus Network Initiative project website. ITS will work with technical staff in each building as the outages are scheduled. The network project is part of ongoing efforts to improve the speed, reliability and security of the network. For more information, visit the project website or call the ITS Service Desk at ext. 6-7000.

New List of Approved Caterers Released

The Strategic Business Support Services Department released the list of approved caterers for on-campus events for 2015-16. The list is available on the Administration & Finance website. There are new caterers on the list and several that choose not to reapply. For more information, email Casey Humphreville at humphrev@calpoly.edu or Melissa Swanson at mswanson@calpoly.edu.

Academic Calendar Available Online

The 2015-16 Academic Calendar is available online. To view the document, visit the Office of the Registrar's website.

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.

Vanpool Openings

The Cal Poly Vanpool allows riders to earn rideshare credits and save gas money and wear-and-tear on their vehicle. There are openings for commuters throughout the San Luis Obispo County and northern Santa Barbara County areas. For more information, contact Cheryl Andrus, Commuter & Access Services coordinator, at ext. 6-6680 or candrus@calpoly.edu. Be sure to ask about a free trial ride.

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

Video and Imaging Inventor to Present Documentary
'Tim's Vermeer' and Talk About Art and Science Sept. 30 and Oct. 1

The back of jenison's head as it's bent over art he is working onTim Jenison, a video and imaging inventor, will present the documentary “Tim’s Vermeer” and talk about art and science on campus, Wednesday, Sept. 30 and Thursday, Oct. 1. The campus community is invited to a free screening of the 80-minute film at 7 p.m. Sept. 30, in Spanos Theatre, followed by a Q&A with Jenison, who founded NewTek, a hardware and software company that produces live and post-production video tools and visual imaging software for personal computers. In the 2013 documentary, he explores how 17th century Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer managed to paint so photo-realistically — 150 years before the invention of photography. Earlier on Sept. 30, Jenison will be a featured speaker at mash-up sessions where students from various disciplines come together to discover surprising connections or bridges between themselves and their disciplines. The mash-up session "Art vs. Science" will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and the session "It's About the Process, Not the Product" will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Both mash-up sessions will be held in the KTGY Gallery in Engineering West (Building 21, Room 105). The next day, Jenison will talk about his career path and work in a presentation titled “Bending the Rules of Art and Science with Tim Jenison” from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Kennedy Library’s second floor café lounge. An exhibit of Jenison’s process work, “Tim Jenison Close-Up,” is featured in the Community Gallery at Kennedy Library from through Oct. 3. For more information, visit the library’s website.

Free Bown Bag Lunch Concerts to Commence on Oct. 6

Cavalleria and Pagliacci artistic renderingEnjoy operatic excellence at the first in a series of free Brown Bag Lunch Concerts at noon Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center. Brian Asher Alhadeff, artistic director and conductor for Opera San Luis Obispo, will be joined by members of the cast of “Cavalleria Rusticana” and “Pagliacci” for an introduction to opera, including highlights from their upcoming production. Bring lunch and a friend. For more information, visit the PAC website.

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

The Cal Poly 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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

Friday, Oct. 2

Women's Volleyball vs. Long Beach State, Mott Athletics Center, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 3

Football vs. Idaho State (Hall of Fame Game), Spanos Stadium, 6:05 p.m.
Women's Volleyball vs. CSUN, Mott Athletics Center, 7 p.m.

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, October 10

Men's Soccer vs. UC Riverside, 7 p.m.
Women's Volleyball vs. UC Santa Barbara, Mott Athletics Center, 7 p.m.

Discount Season Tickets Available to Faculty and Staff

Cal Poly Athletics is offering faculty and staff two general admission tickets to attend all fall ticketed Mustang sports for $100. That is a savings of $146 for all 33 home sporting events, including football, men’s soccer, women’s soccer and volleyball. To order tickets, call ext. 6-4849.

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.

#103824 – Sustainability Coordinator (Administrative Analyst/Specialist – Exempt II), Administration & Finance, Facilities, Energy, Utilities & Sustainability. $4,693-$7,395 per month. Open until filled. Review begins Oct. 5.

#103817 – Administrative Analyst/Specialist – Non-Exempt, Academic Affairs, Graduate Education. $3,288-$5,529 per month. Internal recruitment. Closes Oct. 6.

#103830 – Matching Gifts Coordinator (Administrative Support Coordinator I), University Advancement. $2,846-$4,484 per month. Anticipated hiring range: $2,850-$3,000 per month. Open until filled. Review begins Oct. 7.

#103793 – Police Dispatcher (Police Dispatcher II), Administration & Finance, University Police. $3,513-$5,538 per month. Open until filled. Review begins Oct. 7.

#103832 – Assistant for Presidential Committees (Confidential Office Support II), Presidents Office. $2,277-$5,163 per month. Internal recruitment. Closes Oct. 7.

#103831 – Associate Vice President and Chief of Staff (Administrator IV), President's Office. $89,844-$271,224 per year. Anticipated hiring range $160,00-$190,000 per year. Open until filled. Review begins Oct. 21.

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.

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#103808 Tenure-Track Position – City & Regional Planning, City & Regional Planning Department, College of Architecture & Environmental Design, ext. 6-1255. Review begins Nov. 16.

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#103795 Assistant or Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, ext. 6-6320. Review begins Jan. 4.

#103796 Assistant or Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, ext. 6-6320. Review begins Jan. 4.

#103819 Assistant or Associate Professor, Construction Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, ext. 6-2264. Review begins Dec. 1.

#103821 Assistant or Associate Professor, Micro Satellite & Space Propulsion, Aerospace Engineering Department, College of Engineering, ext. 6-6345. 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.

Catering Sales Associate, Campus Dining, $15.91-$23.87 per hour.
Sous Chef I, Campus Dining, $15.91-$23.87 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.

There are no new postings at this time.