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Cal Poly Report — Feb. 17, 2016


Cal Poly Helps Test Project Natick Underwater Datacenter

Faster, more environmentally friendly data may be coming to coastlines worldwide, and Cal Poly played a key role in its early testing. Datacenters are groups of servers that essentially power the Internet. These millions of servers, otherwise known as the cloud, support billions of smartphones, tablets and computers worldwide and require a lot of energy, which generates a lot of heat. By placing datacenters in the ocean, the computing industry can use seawater as a more efficient cooling agent and greatly reduce its energy consumption and the associated carbon emissions. Microsoft recently completed a 105-day trial of a self-contained, undersea datacenter, code named Project Natick. The capsule spent its 15-week underwater deployment powered and instrumented at the end of the Cal Poly Pier. For more on the story, visit The New York Times website.

Winemakers Dinner and Auction Fundraiser to be Held March 5

The Wine and Viticulture Department will host its 21st annual Winemakers Dinner and Auction Fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at Greengate Ranch and Vineyard. The event will honor Professor Emeritus H. Paul Fountain and feature winemakers Andrew Jones of Field Recordings Winery and Jeff Owens of Odette Estate Wines. Guests are invited to enjoy a five-course menu paired with wines from the featured wineries. The silent and live auctions will feature vacation packages; wine tasting; and wine from some of California’s premier wineries, including several large format bottles. The event supports the Wine and Viticulture Department and Vines to Wines student club for continuing educational trips, guest speakers and scholarships. Tickets are $100 per person and $750 for a table of eight. To purchase tickets, visit the Wine and Viticulture Department website.

Submission Guidelines 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. 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

Erica Stewart Named Director of Parent and Family Philanthropy

Erica Stewart (Home Economics, '97) will join Student Affairs on Feb. 23 as the new director of Parent and Student Philanthropy, bringing 15 years of professional leadership and fundraising experience to the role. Stewart will partner with colleagues throughout Cal Poly to establish strategies that engage parents and generate philanthropic support for universitywide priorities. She will also coordinate student philanthropy leadership opportunities, raise student awareness and spirit around giving, and ultimately, build a wider base of Cal Poly supporters. Stewart serves on the board of directors for the Cal Poly Alumni Association. She has a master’s in public administration from the University of San Francisco; is a graduate of Leadership SLO, class XV; and has served as ambassador for the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce.

Social Science Prof on Team Awarded Nearly $750,000 by NSF

Social Sciences Professor Coleen Carrigan is part of a team that has been awarded a $748,780 National Science Foundation grant to study women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and develop ways to broaden their participation in these fields. Launching Academics on the Tenure-Track: An Intentional Community in Engineering (LATTICE) is a four-and-a-half-year NSF Advance project that will create two professional development programs for early career women. The first program will be designed for women in electrical and computer engineering; the second will be for underrepresented women in engineering. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.

Open Forum for PAC Managing Director set for Feb. 22

The search for a new Performing Arts Center managing director continues with three finalists invited to campus. Chris Miller and Alec Doyle were on campus in January. Faculty, staff, students, clients and community partners are invited to attend the open forum for the third candidate, Chris Burrill, from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m., Monday Feb. 22, on the balcony level of the PAC, outside the Founders Room. The managing director provides overall direction, leadership, organization and supervision for the center, ensuring that program concepts and services reflect and enhance the educational mission and address the needs of the performing arts community. The Performing Arts Center is a university facility designed to meet the interests of both campus and community arts groups. It’s the result of a partnership among Cal Poly, the city of San Luis Obispo and the Foundation for the Performing Arts Center. The center incorporates the Christopher Cohan Center, including the 1,289-seat Sidney Harman Hall; the 180-seat Philips Hall classroom; the multipurpose Pavilion, which holds up to 400; and the 498-seat Spanos Theatre. For more information, visit the PAC website.

Bond-Based Digital Marketing to be the Topic of Feb. 19 Faculty Seminar

Faculty are invited to a seminar with Connie Pechmann, professor of marketing at UC Irvine, who will present her recent research Friday, Feb. 19, at 11 a.m. in Business Building (No. 3), Room 207. The presentation, titled "Applying the Theory of Identity-based Versus Bond-based Groups to Configure Online Consumer Self-help Groups," will explore how interpersonal bond formation can boost consumer engagement and health outcomes. Lunch will be provided after the seminar. Pechmann has published in top marketing publications such as the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, and Journal of Consumer Research. She was also named to a list of top 50 marketing scholars. RSVPs are requested. Please submit to by Thursday, Feb. 18.

Library Search Request Forms Available Online

Patrons having trouble finding items on the library’s shelves can now submit search requests through the Kennedy Library website. Faculty may also request videos for their classes through the website. Materials will be available for pickup at the main entrance circulation desk. Online requests are designed to deliver faster access to library materials. To request a shelf search or video, visit the Kennedy Library website.

Learn by Doing Scholar Award Application Period Open Feb. 22 Through March 21

The Learn by Doing Scholar Award application period will be open from Feb. 22 through March 21.  The unique faculty award celebrates the scholarship of teaching and learning by honoring outstanding contributions to Learn by Doing. Launched last year, the award recognizes both a published work and a work in progress with awards of $2,000 and $1,000 respectively. The recipients are selected by a committee of tenured faculty representing every college and administered by Kennedy Library. Tenure-track and non-tenure-track faculty may apply. For more information, visit the Kennedy Library Website.

Feb. 22 Workshop to be Held on Supporting Undocumented Students

Supporting undocumented students in courses, curriculum and on campus will be the topic of a workshop to be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, in Kennedy Library, Room 202A. The workshop is a collaborative effort between the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology; LSAMP (Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority and Underrepresented Student Participation); and the Cal Poly Dreamers Working Group, an ad-hoc campus group comprised of faculty, staff and administrators who are invested in the experiences of undocumented students at Cal Poly. The workshop will examine the experiences of undocumented students and provide information for teaching, advising and mentoring. Those attending will be better prepared to immediately support undocumented students, and the training will satisfy the first component of the three-part ally training series. Refreshments will be served. For more information or to register, contact Robin Parent at

Call for Proposals for Continuing Instructionally Related Activities

The Instructionally Related Activities Advisory Committee (IRAAC) has announced a call for proposals for any activities seeking continuing IRA recognition for the 2016-17 academic year. Requests for continuing IRA recognition and funding are initiated through faculty or staff advisors, who submit the proposals to the college deans. Proposals for continuing IRAs are due March 12. Criteria, forms, instructions and other relevant information can be found on the Academic Programs website.

Faculty Member Sought for Corporation Board

The Academic Senate is seeking nominations from tenured faculty to serve on the Cal Poly Corporation board of directors for the 2016-19 term. A description of the role and responsibilities is available online. Interested faculty should complete an Expression of Intent and Willingness to Serve form available on the Academic Senate website. The completed form must be received by the Academic Senate office by Wednesday, March 2. For more information, call the Academic Senate office at ext. 6-1258. 

Nominations for Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award Due March 9

Nominations for Outstanding Faculty Advisor will be accepted through 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 9. The award recognizes a faculty member who has had a positive influence on students through academic advising. The recipient will receive a $1,200 cash stipend, be recognized at Fall Conference, and have his or her picture and award citation posted in Kennedy Library. One faculty member is recognized annually. The nomination should describe the nominee’s academic advising services, activities and interactions, as distinct from the nominee's teaching responsibilities and include special activities that relate to student development. Faculty, staff and current students are eligible to submit nominations. At least one letter must come from a current student, and no self-nominations will be recognized. For more information and the nomination form, visit the Academic Advising website.

Workshops on Eradicating Racism in the Classroom to be Held March 3 and 10

Gilda Ochoa, the 2015-16 Susan Currier Visiting Professor, will lead workshops on eradicating racism in the classroom from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays, March 3 and 10, in Kennedy Library, Room 202A. The workshops will explore how classroom spaces might perpetuate inequality; the significance of race, class and gender in the classroom; and strategies for building community and enhancing classroom participation. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.
–– March 3, "Race, Class, and Gender in the Classroom" addresses the significance of race, class, and gender in the classroom, with an emphasis on classroom materials and teaching approaches;
–– March 10, "Building Community in the Classroom" emphasizes concrete strategies for fostering dialogical, student-centered and feminist classroom spaces.
To register, visit the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology website. For more information, contact Robin Parent at


Martha Cody, director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX coordinator, will retire Monday, Feb. 29, after seven years of service. Cody joined Cal Poly in 2008 as director of employment equity. In addition to those duties, in 2012 she served as special advisor to the president on diversity. She has made valuable contributions toward a positive environment and campus climate through the Office of Equal Opportunity, as a member of the Inclusive Excellence Council, and as a contributor to the campus Diversity Strategic Framework. Her duties expanded after being named university Title IX coordinator. In this role, she developed training and awareness programs, ensured campus compliance with new and evolving requirements, and served as reviewing officer for all Title IX complaints. Cody looks forward to spending time with her grandchildren, hiking, volunteering and traveling with her husband. A retirement reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, in the Smith Alumni Center (No. 28). For more information, call Lindsay Howell at ext. 6-6574.

Previously Announced Retirement Receptions

Don Weegar, manager of ITS Communications Design and Installation Services, will retire Friday, Feb. 26, after 20 years of service. A retirement reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, in the Advanced Technology Laboratories (No. 7), Room 1.

Student Successes

Mechanical Engineering Students Take First in National Competition

Four mechanical engineering seniors took the first place trophy in ASHRAE’s (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers) 2015 Applied Engineering Challenge. It was the second win in a row by a senior design team from Cal Poly’s Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigerating concentration. This year’s event challenged students to design a portable structure that could be assembled in the fieldquickly to treat heat-induced illness, including heat stroke and exhaustion. The competition specifically targeted construction sites in the hot-and-dry and hot-and-humid climates of Sacramento, Calif., and Atlanta, respectively. The award included a $2,000 cash prize. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.

Campus Announcements


Next Employment Equity Facilitator Workshop to be Held Feb. 17

Illustrated scaleEmployment Equity Facilitator workshops are scheduled from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, and 2:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 15. Martha Cody, director of Equal Opportunity, will lead the workshops. Representatives from Academic Personnel and Human Resources will 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. The trainings will be held in Fisher Science Hall (No. 33), Equal Opportunity Conference Room (Room 290). To enroll, contact Kuster at or ext. 6-7387. For more information, visit the Equal Opportunity website.

Feb. 18 Open Lab Sessions to Help Reconcile Financial Transactions

The Administration and Finance Division (AFD) will host an open lab from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in the Administration Building (No. 1), Room 133. The labs are held after each month-end close to help employees review and reconcile financial records and transactions or to get answers to questions. Sessions will be held the 18th of each month through May, and June 20. For more information, visit the ABC (AFD Business Connection) website.

Session on Transitioning to New TSA Vendor set for Feb. 24

As part of the CSU transition to Fidelity Investments in April, Tax Sheltered Annuity (TSA) contributions were frozen at close of business Friday, Feb. 5. The Early Choice window for investment selections and enrolling/re-enrolling will begin Monday, March 7, and will apply to the April pay period.
The following are provided to assist participants with the transition:
–– A Letter from the Chancellor's Office was mailed to the home address on file.
–– For more information, visit the What's New Benefits page.
–– A Transition Guide will be mailed to participants' home address.
–– A dedicated website will provide up-to-date information.
–– Representatives from the CSU Chancellor’s Office, Fidelity and Aon Hewitt will be on campus from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, in UU 220 to answer questions about the transition. No reservations are needed.

Mental Health First Aid Training to be Held March 10-11 and 15-16

Counseling Services will offer Mental Health First Aid, a national certification training, to support the campus community in responding to mental health crises. The training will be offered twice and will be held in the Health Center (No. 27). Attendees will learn how to recognize the signs of mental health and substance use disorders, implement a five-step action plan to assess a situation and provide help, understand the impact of mental health and substance use disorders, and identify local resources. Reservations are required.
— Thursday, March 11, and Friday, March 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
— Tuesday, March 15, and Wednesday, March 16, from 12:30 to 5 p.m.
Participants must attend both days of each respective training to earn the certification. Trainings are free and include refreshments. For more information and to RSVP, contact Hannah Roberts, assistant director of community prevention and intervention, at

Facilitators Sought for Body Image Workshops; Training Provided

Counseling Services is seeking faculty, staff and student applications for The Body Project Collaborative. This national initiative focuses on improving body positivity on college campuses. Volunteers are being sought to become workshop facilitators. A mandatory two-day training will take place April 16 and 17 in the Health Center (No. 27). Training is free, and breakfast and lunch will be provided. Leadership roles will begin in fall 2016. For more information, contact Sarah Park at

Volunteers Needed for Osteoporosis Study

Female faculty and staff members are invited to participate in a research study on osteoporosis that will be used as part of a master’s thesis. Researchers hope to learn more about how the body reacts to a single bout of exercise while wearing a weighted exercise suit. Results from this study will further the body of research surrounding the effects of exercise on osteoporosis and may influence future treatment and maintenance options. The study will consist of two exercise trials and six blood draws over a two-week period in Kinesiology Department facilities. Women between 45 and 65 years old who are post-menopausal, have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, are sedentary or mildly active, and have abstained from taking any osteoporosis medication for at least six months may be eligible to participate. For more information, contact kinesiology graduate student Haley Terndrup at 650-353-0677 or

Business Students to Prepare Tax Returns for Low-Income Households

Student and client looking at paperworkStudents from the Orfalea College of Business will provide tax return preparation assistance at no charge for individuals and families with annual incomes less than $54,000 through the annual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Nearly 100 accounting students will prepare tax returns as part this year’s VITA program, which is sanctioned and coordinated by the Internal Revenue Service and California Franchise Tax Board. The IRS-certified students will prepare returns; Orfalea College of Business faculty and volunteer certified public accountants will review and file them. The students will also staff additional VITA clinics in Santa Maria, Paso Robles and Arroyo Grande in partnership with the United Way of San Luis Obispo and Northern Santa Barbara counties. For clinic dates, times and locations, visit the VITA Web page.

CSU Fee Waiver Benefit Available to Employees

The fee waiver program provides eligible faculty, staff and management 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 Human Resources website. For more information, contact Terizza Miller at or ext. 6-7354.

Vista Grande Closed for Lunch Friday, Feb. 19

Vista Grande Restaurant will be closed for lunch Friday, Feb. 19. The Burger Bar will remain open regular hours that day.


Cal Poly to Host Central Coast Lean Summit Feb. 18–19

Central Coast Lean Summit text in front of image of a SLO peak.The Central Coast Lean program in the Orfalea College of Business will showcase “lean” advances in healthcare, accounting, entrepreneurship, local government and higher education during a two-day summit Thursday and Friday, Feb. 18-19, in the Performing Arts Center. The fifth annual Central Coast Lean Summit has chosen “Leadership on Board” as its theme and will focus on innovations, trends and best practices to help managers lead meaningful change. The event will begin with two pre-summit workshops Feb. 18 to delve into lean accounting and production preparation processes applicable in industries such as healthcare. The Feb. 19 summit will feature a keynote address titled “Leading a Culture of Excellence” led by Sam MacPherson, co-founder and executive director of The Lean Leadership Academy and former chief of training for the Elite U.S. Army Special Forces. Cal Poly staff and faculty will also present during the summit along with local business leaders and members of government organizations. For more information and to register, go to the Lean summit Web page.

University Jazz Bands to Present ‘Just Jazz’ Feb. 19

A vast range of today’s jazz music — parody, intimate combos and epic compositions — will be on display at the annual "Just Jazz" concert presented by the University Jazz Bands at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, in the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center. The concert will feature Cal Poly’s best student jazz musicians in two big bands and two jazz combos. The performance will include “Grass is Greener,” a wide-ranging, epic composition that moves from hip-hop to psychedelia; “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” a big band parody version of the original by rocker Alice Cooper; and “Rush,” from the Japanese anime cartoon “Cowboy Bebop." Tickets are available at the Cal Poly Ticket Office or by calling ext. 6-4849.

Discussion on Technology and the Autonomy of Reproduction to be Held Feb. 19

Jennifer Denbow, assistant professor of political science, and Brian Beaton, director of the Center for Expressive Technologies, will discuss Denbow’s book, “Governed Through Choice: Autonomy, Technology and the Politics of Reproduction," as part of the Conversations with Cal Poly Authors series from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19, in Kennedy Library, Room 111H. There will be time for audience questions. Light refreshments will be served. Listen to podcasts of past conversations on SoundCloud. For more information, visit the Kennedy Library website.

'Change the Status Quo' Conference to be Held Feb. 19-20

The Center for Service in Action and Student Community Services will host the 14th annual social justice conference, Change the Status Quo, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 19 and 20. Preview Night will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 19, in UU 220. The conference will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 20, in Chumash Auditorium. Open to the San Luis Obispo community, Change the Status Quo aims to challenge social norms to make lasting changes in local communities and around the world. Participants will be encouraged to challenge stereotypes, prompt solutions, use education to make a lasting change, and to take small actions that, collectively, can make a great difference. The conference will include more than 20 workshops on a variety of issues presented by faculty, community members, nonprofits and students. For more information, visit the Dean of Students website.

Ethnicity and Race in European Football to be Topic of Feb. 19 Talk

A talk on ethnicity, race and migration in European football will be presented by David Goldblatt from 12:10 to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, in the Business Building (No. 3), Room 213. Goldblatt is an English academic; journalist; and author of several books on soccer, including “The Ball is Round: A Global History of Football,” “Futebol Nation: The Story of Brazil through Soccer,” and “The Game of Our Lives: The Meaning and Making of English Football.” Goldblatt was awarded the 2015 William Hill Sports Book of the Year for the last title. Goldblatt is also active in FARE (Football Against Racism in Europe). The talk is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and the History, Social Sciences, Political Science, and Ethnic Studies Departments. For more information, contact Andrew Morris at ext. 6-2761 or

University Art Gallery to Feature Graphic Designer Tad Carpenter

The University Art Gallery will present the work of Tad Carpenter, internationally acclaimed graphic designer, Friday, Feb. 19 through Friday, March 18. Carpenter will open the exhibit with a talk at 5 p.m. Feb. 19, in the Agricultural Engineering Building (No. 8), Room 123. A reception will follow in the gallery, on the ground floor of the Dexter Building (No. 34). The exhibit will feature the design work of Carpenter Collective. A variety of Carpenter’s work will be on display, including logos, posters, books, sketches and fan flag. He has worked with clients such as Target, Macy’s, Coca-Cola, Ray-ban, Nick Jr., MTV and Adobe. For more information, contact Garet Zook at ext. 6-1571 or, or visit the University Art Gallery website.

Cal Poly to Host Ninth Annual Ballroom Dance Competition Feb. 20

The Cal Poly Ballroom Dance Club will host its ninth annual Mustang Ball Ballroom and Latin DanceSport competition from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, in the Multi-Activity Center in the Recreation Center. The competition will showcase local and visiting dancers in international and American style ballroom dances with six levels of competition, from newcomer to the advanced open-level events. The competition also includes nightclub dances such as Salsa, Hustle, Argentine Tango, and Lindy Hop Swing, as well as a formation team competition and collegiate team match. Amateur dancers of all levels and ages are invited to compete. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.

Arab Music Ensemble to PDancers on stage.erform with Guest Artists Feb. 20

The Cal Poly Arab Music Ensemble and guest artists will perform a diverse program of music and dance from the Eastern Mediterranean and larger region at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, in Harman Hall in the Performing Arts Center. The show will feature traditional and contemporary art-music genres, including the “muwashshah,” one of the oldest continuously performed art music genres in the world and which, in this case, has an especially long 32-beat metric mode. Additional genres to be featured will come from the shared music traditions of the Ottoman era, including the short introductory “dulab” and the more elaborate “samai” with its 10-beat metric mode. Tickets are $12 and $14 for the public and $9 and $12 for students. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.

Statistical Phenomenon to Detect Fraud to be Topic of Talk on Feb. 23

The Office of Research and Economic Development will sponsor a presentation, "Looking Out for Number One," at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, in Kennedy Library, Room 202A. The presentation will introduce Benford's Law, a statistical phenomenon used by the IRS to detect fraud. The presentation will include a discussion of the law's colorful history and other recent applications in science and engineering. The talk will be presented by Ted Hill, a Research Scholar in Residence and professor emeritus of mathematics at Georgia Tech. It is open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Allie Bakaly in the Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) at ext. 6-5153 or the ORED website.

Black History Month to be Topic of Book Club Discussions Feb. 24

The Cross Cultural Centers will offer a book club discussion for faculty and staff to honor Black History Month in February. The discussion will be held at noon Wednesday, Feb. 24, and will focus on the book, "Property." For more information or to register, email Ruth de Jesus at

Student Architecture Exhibitions to be On Display Feb. 25-27

The College of Architecture and Environmental Design will host the 32nd National Conference on the Beginning Design Student (NCBDS) Feb. 25-27. During the conference, student work will be on display in various locations, including the University Art Gallery in the Dexter Building (No. 34), the Berg Gallery and Main Lobby Gallery in the Architecture Building (No. 5), and an outdoor display with projects attached to the exterior of the Architecture Building to highlight first-year students' projects. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.

'The History of Alchemy' Discussion and Demonstration to be Held Feb. 25

Kennedy Library will host an interactive discussion with Zahra Alghoul, lecturer in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, in the library’s second floor café lounge. “The History of Alchemy: The Quest of the Philosopher’s Stone,” will cover alchemy’s impact across civilizations and its influence on modern chemistry. Over the centuries, alchemy has evolved from the attempt to transmute cheap metals into gold into the experimental practice of making medicines and improving laboratory equipment. Members of Alpha Chi Sigma will assist Alghoul in demonstrating ancient alchemical experiments. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.  For more information, visit the Kennedy Library website.

RPTA to Celebrate 40th Anniversary Feb. 27 with NFL Hall of Famer

The Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration Department will commemorate its 40th anniversary Saturday, Feb. 27, at The Cliffs Resort in Pismo Beach. The event, which includes the department's annual fundraising auction and dinner, will honor distinguished alumni and past and present faculty. This year's honored guest is NFL Hall-of-Famer Dan Fouts, whose daughter, Shannon, is a student in the department. Fouts will auction an autographed football and throw a pass to the winner of the football. Tickets are $50 or $75; $35 for students. For more information, visit the student-built event website.


Cal Poly Choirs’ Winter Concert to Highlight American Music on Feb. 27

Music written by several prominent American composers will be featured during the Cal Poly Choirs’ Winter Concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, in the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center. Titled “America … America,” the musical extravaganza will include music from an array of American traditions, including musical theater, spirituals and American classical. Cal Poly’s PolyPhonics and The University Singers will be accompanied by Susan Azaret Davies and Paul Woodring. The choirs are conducted by Music Professor Thomas Davies. Tickets are $12 and $14 for the public and $12 for students. Tickets are available at the Cal Poly Ticket Office or by calling ext. 6-4849.

Cal Poly to Host California Wind Band Festival March 2–5

Bands from California, Japan and Washington, D.C., will participate in the California Wind Band Festival, a four-day series of performances -- all starting at 8 p.m. -- Wednesday through Saturday, March 2–5, in the Performing Arts Center. A highlight of the festival will be a free performance by the U.S. Army Field Band. The festival will open March 2 with a performance by the Cal Poly Wind Ensemble, followed by two groups from Japan: the Shizuoka Community Band “Concert Liberté” and the Shimizu Wind Orchestra. The March 3 performance will feature the Kansai Student Federation Concert Band from Osaka, Japan, and the CSU Long Beach Wind Symphony. On March 4, the festival's showcase event will include a performance by the U.S. Army Field Band from Washington, D.C. Admission to the March 4 event is free, but tickets are required. Soloists include the principal trumpeter of the Chicago Symphony and principal trombonist for the New York Philharmonic. The festival will conclude March 5 with a performance by the Cal Poly Wind Orchestra, followed by the Cal Poly Pomona Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Tickets are available at the Cal Poly Ticket Office or by calling ext. 6-4849. For more information, call the Music Department at ext. 6-2406.

Cal Poly Arts and the Performing Arts Center

For the complete schedule and ticketing information, visit the websites for Cal Poly Arts or the Performing Arts Center.


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Upcoming Home Games

Thursday, Feb. 18
Men’s Basketball vs. UC Davis, Mott Athletics Center, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 18
Men’s Basketball vs. UC Davis, Mott Athletics Center, 7 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 19
Baseball vs. Pacific (Season Opener), Baggett Stadium, 6 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 20
Women’s Tennis vs. UC Santa Cruz, Mustang Courts, noon
Baseball vs. Pacific (Doubleheader), Baggett Stadium, 1 p.m.
Men’s Basketball vs. CSU Northridge, Mott Athletics Center, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 21
Women’s Tennis vs. Pacific, Mustang Courts, 11 a.m.
Baseball vs. Pacific, Baggett Stadium, 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 24
Women’s Basketball vs. Long Beach State, Mott Athletics Center, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 25
Men’s Basketball vs. Cal State Fullerton (Senior Night), 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.

#103937 – Executive Director, Strategic Business Support Services (Administrator III), Administration and Finance, Strategic Business Support Services. Salary commensurate with background and experience. Open until filled. Review begins March 9.

#103940 – Recruitment Coordinator (Administrative Support Coordinator II), Administration and Finance, Human Resources. $3,115-$4,913 per month. Closes Feb. 26.

#103926 – AAIC Coordinator (Administrative Support Coordinator II), Academic Affairs, Technical Services. $3,115-$4,913 per month. Open until filled. Review begins Feb. 19.

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.

Part-Time Lecturer Pools – Pools are opening for the 2016-17 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.

There are no new job openings at this time.

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 University Union (Building 65), Room 212 or call ext. 6-5800.

There are no new job openings at this time.