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Cal Poly Report — Nov. 30, 2016


Cal Poly to Host Digital Fabrication Lab Grand Opening Dec. 2

The Industrial Technology and Packaging Area will host a grand opening for its digital fabrication (D-FAB) lab from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in the Engineering West Building (No. 21), Room 135. The campus community is welcome to enjoy appetizers and refreshments while hearing about the industrial technology program's shift toward digitally driven manufacturing. It will also celebrate recent lab upgrades that include new computer numerical control (CNC) mills and lathes, a water-jet cutting table, 3-D printers and a press brake. The area was able to make key improvements to technology that students will see in the working world thanks to alumni and industry partners, along with the support of the Orfalea College of Business. Area Chair Eric Olsen said the newly added equipment has already been embraced enthusiastically by students.

Join Cal Poly Athletics for Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night on Dec. 1

Athletics is offering two free general admission tickets to all faculty and staff members for the basketball doubleheader as part of Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night on Thursday, Dec. 1. The women's team will host St. Mary's College at 5 p.m., followed at 8 p.m. by the men's game against University of Texas at San Antonio. All Cal Poly faculty and staff can claim their tickets to one or both games by showing their Cal Poly ID at the Performing Arts Center Ticket Office or at the Mott Athletics Center box office on game night. For more information, visit

Exclusive Savings for Faculty/Staff at University Store Dec. 7 to 8

As a way of saying thank you for helping support student success, University Store is offering two days of big savings for faculty and staff. On Wednesday, Dec. 7, shop the Semi-Annual Customer Appreciation Sale one day early and receive 30 percent off apparel, gifts and supplies. On Thursday, Dec. 8, faculty and staff can take advantage of exclusive discounts on Apple products: Choose any in-stock Mac or iPad and save up to $300 (8 percent) off the regular academic price of eligible Apple products. Also on that day, faculty and staff will receive 20 percent off Moshi tech accessories and can enter a drawing at the Tech Center desk for the chance to win an iPad Pro. For additional information on the sale, visit the University Store website.

UCSC Economist to Discuss How Political Parties Shape Elections on Dec. 2

UC Santa Cruz economics Professor Ajay Shenoy will present a lecture titled "Can Elite Capture Backfire? The Case of U.S. Congressional Redistricting," from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in the Business Building (No. 3), Room 206. Shenoy received a bachelor's degree (with honors) in mathematics and political science from the University of Connecticut. He obtained master's and doctorate degrees in economics at the University of Michigan. His interests are in development, economic growth, macroeconomics and political economy. The lecture is the latest installment of the Orfalea College of Business' Economics Speaker Series, which brings economics and finance scholars from around the nation to speak on campus. For more information on upcoming speakers, visit the Orfalea College of Business website.

PAC-A-Lunch Concert Features Take It SLO on Dec. 6

What are your lunch plans at noon Tuesday, Dec. 6? The next PAC-A-Lunch Concert will feature members of Cal Poly's a cappella group, Take it SLO, singing original arrangements to get your feet tapping. Bring a lunch and enjoy this FREE concert in the Performing Arts Center Lobby. Spread the word, bring a friend and get in tune with your lunch hour! The concert is Sponsored by PAC Outreach Services.

Workshop on First Global Program in Beijing Set for Dec. 8

An information session on the opportunity to study politics and culture in China as part of the first Cal Poly global program will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Dec. 8, in the Baker Center (No. 180), Room 107. The four-week summer program — CUBE to US: China Political Relations — will provide a unique opportunity for students to collaborate with Chinese and international students in Beijing. Discussions with Chinese counterparts, joint-research projects and collaborative field trips will be integrated into the course structure and content. Living in Beijing and traveling to museums, universities, the Great Wall and other historic sites in China's capital and Xi'an will enhance eac'sstudents' understanding of China's political, social and cultural foundations and realities. For more information, contact Ning Zhang at or ext. 6-2887, or visit the Study Abroad web site.

Heron Hall Project Reveals Pieces of Former Dorm's Earliest Days

A construction project at Heron Hall on the western edge of campus turned up some unexpected pieces of the past Nov. 28. On the first day of the three-week project, workmen removed the built-in dresser and mirror in Room 106  — items installed in each two-person dorm room back in 1928 — and found portions of three newspapers and a vintage photo of two young women. Two editions of Stockton's The Daily Report, dated May 4 and May 9, 1928, as well as a four-page spread from the May 4, 1928, edition of Oakland's The Inter-City Express — publications geared toward lawyers and contractors — were lodged behind the mirror, apparently left by one of the builders of Heron Hall. The 2-inch undated photo, apparently taken in a coin photo-booth, was found at the bottom of the dresser. When Heron Hall opened to students in September of 1928, the 7,945-square-foot building housed 58 male junior college students. "This new building is an attractive two-story fireproof structure of concrete with stucco exterior and tile roof," according to the 1928-29 school catalog. "The rooms have built-in dressers and are equipped with new tables and chairs of golden oak." At the time, it was the third dorm at the polytechnic school that had recently expanded to include junior college students. It got its name as a result of a vote of the faculty who selected Heron Hall over College and Chase halls. Alexander R. Heron was chairman of the state Board of Control at the time (and the interim president of San Jose State Teachers College in 1923). According to the 1929 El Rodeo yearbook, "through Mr. Heron's untiring efforts to raise enough money for a large confortable modern building, $40,000 was appropriated." In 1956, the dorm was home to the first class of women college students. Heron Hall, the oldest remaining former dormitory on campus, was used for student housing until 1982; its last residents were athletes on scholarship. It has been used as an office building ever since.

Student Success

Parade Officials Laud 2017 Cal Poly Universities' Rose Float Entry

Cal Poly's 2017 Rose Parade float "A New Leaf" passed two recent milestones. Cal Poly and the Pomona campuses team up each year to produce a float in the parade, which is televised internationally to more than 70 million viewers. Since 1949, the two schools' entries have earned 56 awards, including this year's Lathrop K. Leishman Trophy for the most beautiful non-commercial float. The new entry features an animated family of chameleons exploring the wonders of a vibrantly colorful world around them. It passed the parade's first technical inspection at the Pomona campus on Nov. 19. "The Tournament was particularly impressed with the shaping," said Joselyn Baird, a liberal arts senior and vice president of Cal Poly Rose Float, of the welded-steel chameleon skeletons. "They don't give those comments lightly." Two days later, the float was sprayed with foam to give shape to the entry and serve as the base for floral decorations. Students must make the foam-covered entry parade-ready (except for decorations) by Dec. 17, when parade officials conduct their second technical inspection. Five days later, the float will be towed to the Brookside Pavilion, located in the shadow of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, where final decorations will be applied. Baird said volunteers from the community are still needed to assist students in decorating the float. "Some days are already filled up," she said. To participate in Deco Week, scheduled Dec. 26 to 31, sign up via Eventbrite. The 2017 parade will take place on Monday, Jan. 2.

Mustangs Earn All-Big Sky Conference Honors

For the second straight year, junior fullback Joe Protheroe was named to the All-Big Sky Conference first team. Protheroe, the lone Mustang honored on the first team in 2015, has company this year as senior offensive tackle Matt Fisher, junior center Joey Kuperman and senior inside linebacker Chris Santini also received all-conference first team honors. The league's 13 head coaches also selected senior quarterback Dano Graves and junior defensive tackle Augustino Elisaia on the second team. Mustangs on the third team include sophomore offensive guard Harry Whitson, slot back Kori Garcia, senior outside linebacker Josh Letuligasenoa and junior safety B.J. Nard. Junior slot back Kyle Lewis, senior defensive end Kelly Shepard and sophomore kicker Casey Sublette earned honorable mention praise. Read more here. Cal Poly hosted the University of San Diego in the opening round of the 2016 NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs on Nov. 26. San Diego, a 38-16 loser to Cal Poly in September, never trailed in the 35-21 victory. Cal Poly, held to just 195 total yards — nearly 300 yards below its season average — finished the year with a 7-5. record. Read more here.

Hannah Gilbert Named Coca-Cola Student-Athlete of the Week

Senior forward Hannah Gilbert has been named the Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week on Nov. 29. The 6-foot-3 forward from Morro Bay led the Mustang women's basketball team to a pair of home wins while making the all-tournament team at the 10th annual #ShareSLO Holiday Beach Classic. Cal Poly routed North Dakota State 73-46 and then topped Utah Valley 77-65 in Mott Athletics Center over the Thanksgiving break. Gilbert made 19 of 25 field-goal attempts (76 percent), as well as all five of her free throws in 27.5 minutes per game, averaging 21.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and a steal in the two games. Read more here.

Faculty & Staff

Presenters Sought for Dec. 1 Forum on Driverless Vehicle Systems

Join university colleagues to explore shared interest in autonomous driving, flight, agriculture, and manufacturing systems. A forum to be held Thursday, Dec. 1, in the Advance Technology Labs building (No. 7), Room 2, will be a mix of short, individual presentations on current and potential research and networking to identify interdisciplinary research themes and collaborators. The goal is to develop ideas for a larger funded symposium establishing a research agenda on the issue, collaborations between colleagues for co-authoring research proposals, and a larger scale research initiative (a collaborative center for autonomous systems). Submit your presentation proposal by clicking here. Presenters must focus on recent projects or potential research in autonomous vehicle systems and cannot exceed the 10-minute presentation limit. The idea is to let colleagues know enough about you and your research interests to catalyze potential interdisciplinary efforts.

Dec. 2 Workshop to Explore The Art of Conscious Living

Employee and Organization Development will host The Art of Conscious Living workshop from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in UU 204. The workshop will include developing a mindset to slow down, get centered and be focused. Techniques will include: taking control versus letting go; the practice of mindfulness; conscious breathing; gentle stretching; and guided relaxation. To register, click here and select "Enroll" on the SkillPort site.

Deadline for Service Learning Faculty Fellows Proposals is Dec. 5

Faculty teams or individuals are invited to apply to be Service Learning Faculty Fellows for the 2016-17 academic year. Service learning combines learning goals and community service in ways to enhance student growth and the common good. The program supports faculty by expanding the number of service learning courses offered in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields and other majors across campus. Stipends are available. Deadline for application is Monday, Dec. 5. Email questions about the program to Anurag Pande, faculty liaison.

Nominations Sought for Student Employee Award

Faculty and staff members can nominate their student workers for the university's 2016-17 Outstanding Student Employee of the Year award. Nominees from state, ASI and Corporation student employees must have completed at least six months part-time work during the academic year, June 1 to May 31, 2017. Nominees can be Federal or non-Federal Work Study students. The 2016/17 Outstanding Student Employees will be announced in April. The winner will be entered into the state competition and may go on to the regional and national competitions. The national winner is announced during the National Student Employment Week, held during the second week of April. To print the 2016/17 OSEY nomination form, visit Scroll down to Student Assistant Forms, and click on the link. Deadline for nominations is Friday, Feb. 3. For more information, contact Barbara Rollins at ext. 6-6584 or

Five-Day Routing Deadline for Grant and Contract Proposals to Start in January

The Office of Research and Economic Development and the Grants Development Office are implementing changes in the review process of grants and contracts starting in January. In the 2015-16 academic year, the offices processed paperwork for $32 million in grants and contracts. To assure proper campus review and processing of these proposals, and to provide appropriate support to faculty and staff seeking external funds to support their projects, the offices are implementing a five-day routing deadline for all proposals. A signature-ready copy of any grant/contract proposal must be received by the Office of Research-Grants Development Office (ORED/GDO) at least five working days prior to the proposal-submission deadline. This includes proposals in which the university is a subawardee or otherwise involved. A signature-ready copy includes final, compliant budget with budget justification, near-final drafts of sponsor-required documents (such as project abstract, project narrative, management plans, facilities information and other proposal-specific documents), as well as written commitments from third-party collaborators or cost-share providers. In addition, electronic versions of all final proposal documents must also be provided to GDO at least one business day in advance of the submission deadline. This allows time for proper file merging and conformance with sponsor format and transmission directives. For more details, visit the Grants Development Office website.

Academic Senate Seeks Candidates for CSU Faculty Trustee

The Academic Senate is seeking candidates for the faculty trustee position. It is a 12-month commitment involving full release from campus responsibilities. For consideration, you must be a tenured faculty member who does not hold an administrative position other than department chair/head or equivalent. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of teaching excellence, professional achievement and university service. In addition, individuals must have experience with CSU academic governance. Duties include attending all CSU Board of Trustee, Trustee Committee, Senate Plenary and Senate Executive Committee meetings. The faculty trustee serves a two-year term and typically visits several campuses to meet with faculty and discuss board of trustee actions. The Academic Senate CSU Faculty Trustee Recommending Committee will review campus nominations Tuesday, Jan. 24. The Academic Senate CSU will select at least two nominees at its March meeting. If you are interested, contact the campus Academic Senate office at ext. 6-1258. All required materials must be submitted to Gladys Gregory no later than Wednesday, Jan. 11.

PolyLearn Support is Available in Wake of Exciting Summer 2016 Changes

PolyLearn, the university's branded version of the Moodle learning management system software, was upgraded this past summer. Are you up to date on the changes? Many of the program's exciting new changes have been promoted through PolyLearn emails, the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology's newsletter and Fall Conference workshops. For many faculty members, the PolyLearn Gradebook poses the greatest change. To learn more about it, visit the support site for step-by-step instructions and videos. Faculty can schedule a face-to-face consultation via the online form to connect with the correct support person for your needs and schedule. Questions? Email To learn more about the changes in PolyLearn, visit the "What's New in PolyLearn this Fall" web page.

University Rolls Out DocuSign Electronic Signature Service

To advance campus operations and boost productivity, Cal Poly has started using DocuSign — an eSignature program that lets users electronically send, sign and approve documents. More sustainable than paper forms, DocuSign is also a faster method for obtaining required signatures. The tool, which is commonly used for mortgage documents, is secure, trackable, and legally binding. This has been a cooperative project between the Administration and Finance Division's Network and Technology Services and Information Technology Services. After a successful pilot phase, AFD is using DocuSign for many of its human resources and payroll forms. Staff can now electronically sign forms such as fee waivers and benefits elections. ITS has rolled out DocuSign with a number of units on campus and will continue to expand it campuswide. If you are interested in learning more about how DocuSign can work in your department, visit the DocuSign information page on the Service Desk website, or look up the DocuSign Unit Coordinator assigned to your area.


Celeste "Tina" Guerrero, director of major gifts in the Orfalea College of Business, will retire Wednesday, Nov. 30, after five years of service. Her work has been critical to the college's fundraising and outreach efforts. Before arriving at Cal Poly, Guerrero worked in fundraising, development and alumni relations for the University of Chicago, Fordham University Law School and UC Berkeley. She also was as a fundraiser for several years for the Sierra Club in New York. She started her career at KNBC News as a writer and researcher after earning a bachelor's degree in journalism from CSU Northridge. Guerrero plans to retire to Santa Fe, N.M.

A reception for Mike Stiles, an instructional support technician in the Biological Sciences Department, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, in Fisher Science Building (No. 33), Room 285. Stiles, who will retire at the end of December after nearly 30 years of service, joined Cal Poly in 1987 as a tree trimmer and worked in Custodial Services and additional roles in Landscape Services. He moved to the College of Science and Mathematics in 2001. Stiles came to Cal Poly as a student in 1977 and earned a bachelor's degree in ecology and systematic biology.

A farewell dessert reception for Lois Kelly, who is retiring after more than 11 years as director of Financial Aid and Scholarships, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, in the Administration Building Lobby (No. 1). Kelly came to Cal Poly in the spring of 2005 after 34 years working in financial aid and admissions at colleges and universities in four states. During her Cal Poly tenure, resources expanded from 9,000 to more than 13,000 recipients, and funds provided now exceed $155 million. In addition, for 12 years she has kept score at Women's Volleyball home games.

Patty Greig, associate director for ASI Children's Programs, will retire in December after 33 years of service at Cal Poly. Greig graduated from Cal Poly after attending two years, during which she helped start the infant/toddler program. She returned in March of 1983 and has been an instrumental figure in building and expanding ASI Children's Programs and mentoring student employees. Current and former Children's Center parents, children and students are invited to an open house reception from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, at the Orfalea Family and ASI Children's Center.

Campus Announcements

Cal Poly Cheese Packs Make a Tasty Treat for the Holidays

Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Look no further than Cal Poly's award-winning, student-made cheeses. Ten cheese varieties in five gift-pack arrangements are available. Gift packs can be shipped or picked up at the Cal Poly Creamery exclusively during the holiday season. Visit for additional information and to place your holiday order.

Intersection of Science and Art of California's National Parks Talk set for Dec. 1

Leslie Love Stone, a Paso Robles-based artist and Cal Poly alumna, will discuss her recent work with Ruta Saliklis, curator and exhibitions director at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (SLOMA), from 11:10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Dec. 1, in Kennedy Library (No. 35), Room 111H. Stone consulted with a Cal Poly botanist, soil scientist, and data and GIS specialist to transform data about the natural world into geometric shapes. Using her own numeric representation system, Stone created a series of paintings based on nine California national parks. She received her MBA from Cal Poly, with concentrations in marketing and international business, and her bachelor of science degree in finance and economics from the University of Nevada, Reno. She also holds a degree in graphic design from Cuesta College. Stone is a member of Mensa. This free, public event is part of the STEAM (STEM+Art) presentation series hosted by Kennedy Library. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit

Capital Fellows Programs Information Session to be Held on Dec. 1

Alumna Christina Hulick will give a presentation on the Capital Fellows Programs from 11:10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Dec. 1, in the Baker Center (No. 180), Room 112. Hulick (B.A., Political Science, 2013) completed the Senate Fellows Program in the office of Sen. Anthony Cannella from October 2013 to December 2014. The program, overseen by the Center for California Studies at Sacramento State University, offers four individual fellowships: the Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship, the California Senate Fellows, the Executive Fellowship and the Judicial Administration Fellowship. These nationally recognized public policy fellowships offer unique experiences in policymaking and development in each branch of government. Deadline for applications for the 2017-18 Fellowship program is Monday, Feb. 13. For more information on the fellowships click here or call the Political Science Department at ext. 6-2984.

Time[scape]lab Art Show on Display in University Gallery Through Dec. 16

University Art Gallery's imaginative end-of-the-year show, Time[scape]lab and the artist collaborative's body of work titled "Confabulatores Nocturni," is on display through Thursday, Dec. 16. Time[scape]lab is made up of architects Brian (pictured below, at left) and Katherine Ambroziak, professors who teach at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville's College of Architecture and Design, and Andrew McLellan (pictured at right), who has degrees in architecture and creative writing. The artists' work features a significant bias towards the act of writing and collage.  Their methods of representation rely heavily on two-, three- and four-dimensional montages to provide a fragmented reading open to personal interpretation, the development of various time signatures from a single vantage point, the application of time-based media that allow for further transformation of the image and the application of sound. The gallery is free and open to all from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The gallery is in Room 171 in the Dexter Building (No. 34). Read more here.

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 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 or a downloadable 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.


Annual Fall Jazz Concert on Dec. 2 to Feature Big Bands, Combos and More

Cal Poly's University Jazz Bands will present the annual Fall Jazz Concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in Spanos Theatre on campus. Two big bands and a pair of combos will demonstrate this generation's approach to one of America's great art forms, said Paul Rinzler, director of jazz studies. University Jazz Band I and II will perform traditional and contemporary jazz, including such standards. Two jazz combos will also perform. Purchase tickets at the Cal Poly Ticket Office, ext. 6-4849. More information on the Music Department calendar website. Read more here.

Don't Miss Maestro Thomas Davies' 34th and Final Holiday Concert on Dec. 3

The Cal Poly Choirs will present the annual holiday spectacular "A Christmas Celebration" at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, in the Performing Arts Center. PolyPhonics, the University Singers and the Early Music Ensemble will perform holiday favorites and new works under the direction of music Professor Thomas Davies. This will be the 34th and final holiday concert led by Davies, the university's director of choral and vocal studies. An alumni choir of Davies' former choir students will also perform.The Cal Poly Brass Ensemble, conducted by Christopher J. Woodruff, will add to the festive performances. Cal Poly staff members Susan Azaret Davies and Paul Woodring will accompany the choirs and perform solo works for piano and organ. Two newer works to be performed include Meredith Brammeier's "Where Shepherds Lately Knelt" and Ron Kean's "There is No Rose." Brammeier is a professor of music at Cal Poly, and Kean is an emeritus instructor from Bakersfield College. Purchase tickets at the Cal Poly Ticket Office, ext. 6-4849. More information on the Music Department calendar website. Read more here.

Symphony Opens Season with Taste of Rachmaninov and Dvořák on Dec. 4

The Cal Poly Symphony will be joined by pianist W. Terrence Spiller for its Fall Concert at 3 p.m. Dec. 4, in Harman Hall in the Performing Arts Center's Christopher Cohan Center. Spiller will perform Sergei Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor. The symphony will also perform Antonín Dvořák's Symphony No. 8 in G major, which alternates frequently between dark and cheerful music. Purchase tickets at the Cal Poly Ticket Office, ext. 6-4849. More information on the Music Department calendar website. Read more here.

Cal Poly A Cappella Group Take It SLO Sets Two Holiday Performances for Dec. 4

Take It SLO, a student a cappella ensemble, will present its annual Holiday Concert at 1 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, in the Davidson Music Center (No. 45), Room 218. The 17-member vocal ensemble will perform a variety of songs to raise the holiday spirit, plus some new works and old favorites, featuring student arrangements. The group includes a variety of majors on campus. Take It SLO has released multiple CDs, including "Let It SLO," its holiday album featuring songs the group will perform at the upcoming show. Admission to the holiday concerts is $7 at the door for the public and $5 for students. For more information visit the group's website, email Take It SLO, or call the Music Department at ext. 6-2406. Read more here.

Lecture-Recital on Copland's 'Twelve Songs of Emily Dickinson' on Dec. 10

The Music Department will present a lecture-recital of composer Aaron Copland's music inspired by Emily Dickinson's poems at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, in Davidson Music Center (No. 45), Room 218. The event will feature soprano Katherine Arthur, pianist Paul Woodring and guest lecturer Mary Kay Harrington. According to Arthur, it will explore the inspiring genius of Dickinson's poetry as represented in Copland's "Twelve Songs of Emily Dickinson," a cycle of songs written for solo voice and piano featuring subject matter close to the Amherst, Mass., poet: nature, death, life and eternity. Arthur and Woodring will perform the works after Harrington discusses Dickinson's life and poetry. Arthur teaches voice at Cal Poly and singing classes through the San Luis Coastal Adult School. Admission is $5 at the door. More information on the Music Department calendar website. Read more here.

Forbes Pipe Organ Holiday Concert Sing-along to be Held Dec. 18

The annual Forbes Pipe Organ Holiday Concert and Sing-Along will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, in the Performing Arts Center's Christopher Cohan Center. This traditional holiday concert features a collection of carols on the Forbes Pipe Organ with an interactive twist as audience members are encouraged to sing along. Proceeds will benefit the Performing Arts Center's outreach programs and the two participating community choirs, the Vocal Arts Ensemble and Central Coast Children's Choir. Tickets are $18 for the public and $12 for students. For more information, visit the Performing Arts Center website.

Event Calendar

To find out what’s going on at Cal Poly, visit the new Events Calendar. The site includes community events that are open to the public and Campus Life events open to students, faculty and staff. A link from the calendar allows staff, faculty and students to check facility availability before requesting and reserving on-campus locations for activities and events. For more information about publishing an event on the calendar, contact, or visit the university scheduling page for additional information. The new Events Calendar replaced the Cal Poly News Events Index.

Cal Poly Arts and the Performing Arts Center Calendars

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


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Upcoming Events @ Home

Thursday, Dec. 1
Women's Basketball vs. Saint Mary's, Mott Athletics Center, 5 p.m.
Men's Basketball vs. UTSA, Mott Athletics Center, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 3
Women's Basketball vs. Pepperdine, Mott Athletics Center, 4 p.m.
Men's Basketball vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Mott Athletics Center, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 17
Women's Basketball vs. San Francisco, Mott Athletics Center, 4 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.


#104282 - Coordinator, Fraternity & Sorority Life (Student Services Professional II), Student Affairs - Dean of Students. $3,957-$5,485 per month. Open until filled.

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. To view job postings or apply, visit the Corporation website. For assistance, contact Human Resources at ext. 6-1121.

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ASI Employment Opportunities

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

There are no listings at this time.