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Cal Poly Report — Oct. 5, 2016


Annual Crime and Fire Security Reports Released

Cal Poly's annual security and fire safety reports are available. The Security Report includes three years of statistics concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Cal Poly; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to campus. It also spells out institutional policies for campus security, including alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, sexual misconduct, dating and domestic violence, stalking and other matters. To see the report, visit The annual Fire Safety Report includes details about fire safety, campus fire-related policies, emergency response to fires on campus, descriptions of fire safety systems in the residence halls, as well as fire statistics. To see the report, visit

Accounting Professor Honored for Social Media Ethics and Law Research

The Academy of Legal Studies in Business recently honored accounting and law Professor Lee Burgunder by selecting his article, "The Selfie-Made Man: A Case Study in Law, Ethics, and Instagram," for the prestigious 2016 Hoeber Memorial Award. The award is granted to the most outstanding article published by the Journal of Legal Studies Education. Burgunder's article provides a framework for considering copyright interests and publicity rights on social media platforms through an examination of Instagram-based works created by controversial appropriation artist Richard Prince. 

Adriana Popescu Named Interim Dean for Library Services

Adriana Popescu, associate dean for Library Academic Services, was named the interim dean for Library Services while the recruitment for a new dean is completed. Popescu joined Library Academic Services in September 2015. Previously she served as senior library administrator at the University of Notre Dame, where she was program director for Science, Engineering, Social Sciences and Business Research Services. Her previous duties included leading the engineering library at Princeton University. Popescu has a blended bachelor and master's degree from the Technical University of Civil Engineering in Bucharest. She worked as an engineer before earning a Master of Library Science degree from Rutgers University. Over the years, she has developed deep strengths in engineering and science librarianship. She strives to position the academic library at the center of the students' educational experience and the scholars' academic endeavors. "I am confident that she has the experience and ability to provide Kennedy Library with the necessary leadership during this time of transition," said Provost Kathleen Enz Finken.

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This year’s theme is “InclusionWorks.” NDEAM celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and teaches the value of a diverse workforce inclusive of their skills and talents. To commemorate NDEAM, the Disability Resource Center is working with Career Services to share resources for employers, students, faculty and staff about disability employment issues at Cal Poly’s October Career Fair scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 12-13 in the Recreation Center (No. 43). For more details, visit the DRC homepage. To learn more about participating in National Disability Employment Awareness Month and ways to promote its messages, visit on the DRC homepage

Flying a Drone on Campus Without Permission is Risky Business

For safety and security reasons, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), including drones and model aircraft, may not be used on or around campus without advance approval. Federal Aviation Administration regulations prohibit unapproved UAS operation by faculty, staff, students or third parties on or around Cal Poly. Unapproved UAS operations can endanger life and property, create privacy concerns, and result in major liabilities for the university. Departments with drones or related aircraft must have those approved and registered with Cal Poly Risk Management. For more details on UAS requirements and the approval process, visit the Risk Management webpage or contact Melissa Swanson at or ext. 6-6755.

Faculty & Staff

Applications for CIE Faculty Fellows Program Are Due Oct. 6

The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) has developed a Faculty Fellows program that 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 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 four-year history, the CIE Fellows program has supported 12 faculty members (three per year), representing all six colleges. Applications are due by midnight Thursday, Oct. 6. To apply, visit the CIE website.

Improve Your Office 365 Skills in a Tips & Tricks Session, Oct. 7 and 12

Information Technology Services (ITS) will host two Office 365 Tips and Tricks sessions on Friday, Oct. 7 in the Baker Center (No. 180), Room 112 from 10-11 a.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 12 in Mathmatics and Science (No. 38), Room 218 from 11 a.m. to noon. The sessions will cover best practices to save you time when using the Office 365 Calendar and also walk through new features that Microsoft has recently rolled out. For more information, email

Oct. 11 Fair Includes Opportunities to Teach or Research Abroad

The International Center is hosting the fall Study Abroad Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, on Dexter Lawn. International Center staff will answer questions about pursuing educational activities that involve teaching, research or serving as resident director. In case of rain, the fair will relocate to Chumash Auditorium. For more information, visit the Cal Poly Abroad website.

Faculty Urged to Place Winter Quarter Textbook Adoptions by Oct. 14

University Store is seeking textbook adoptions for the upcoming winter quarter. The deadline for requisitions is Friday, Oct. 14. This will give store officials time to enter all courseware information before PASS (Plan a Student Schedule) goes live on the portal on Monday, Oct. 24. It also helps the store offer rental options and shop the used book market to make courseware more affordable and available for students. Faculty can submit adoptions here or email them to For more details on the benefits of early textbook adoption, check out this flier.

University Cashiers Office Temporary Relocates to Recreation Center, Oct. 19

Starting Tuesday, Oct. 19, the University Cashiers Office will be temporarily relocated to the Ticket office in the Recreation Center (No. 43) while its offices are being renovated. The renovations are expected to be completed by the end of January, when the University Cashiers office operations will return to its permanent location in the Administration Building (No. 1).  

Faculty Advising Workshop to be Held Oct. 21  

University Advising will offer a training workshop for new faculty advisors from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, Oct. 21. The Nuts and Bolts of Faculty Advising workshop provides an introductory overview of curriculum, advising tools, university policies, the registration process, and the advising structure at Cal Poly. To register for this workshop, click here.

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, instructors’ personal books, articles, solutions, videos or materials in other formats. Book excerpts and articles can also be made available via PolyLearn. College librarians can help faculty who need help finding relevant library materials. Kennedy Library provides additional support for instructors interested in adopting low-cost and freely available course resources, including library-licensed e-books and journal articles. Course reserves can be made in person or online. For more details, view the Open and Affordable Resources Guide or contact Dana Ospina at

Statistics Department Offers Consulting Services to Campus

The Statistics Department provides a consulting service to the university community to facilitate research design and data analysis in a wide variety of disciplines. Consulting is offered through Friday, Dec. 9, by appointment only. The service supports faculty and staff projects and research, and provides help to students working on senior projects and graduate research. Jeff Sklar will serve as the consultant. He is available to advise on data collection, experimental design and analysis of research projects. In addition, he is available to lead seminars or tutorials on requested topics and offer advice on various computer packages available at Cal Poly. For details, including what each client should bring to a consulting session, visit the Statistics Department web page. If there is a special area of statistical inference that is of interest to a group or department, or to schedule a consultation, email

International Center Seeking Hosts for Local Activities

The International Center is seeking faculty and staff for the Poly Hosts program to host international students for various activities, such as an informal dinner at a Poly Host's home, seeing a movie, meeting at a coffee shop, or celebrating holidays or family occasions. The volunteer commitment will help international students experience the community outside of the traditional academic setting. Poly Hosts will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of other cultures while sharing their own. To learn more about becoming an International Poly Host and for an application, visit the International Poly Hosts web page.

Caution Advocated During Election Season

With the 2016 election season in full swing, university legal counsel encourages employees to review the CSU handbook on election issues. The handbook is designed to educate faculty and staff on appropriate ways to become involved in elections without using university resources or appearing to represent the university, unless authorized by law. The handbook offers general guidance only. Specific questions related to elections or political activity can be directed to the appropriate dean’s office or supervisor, who will consult with the Office of University Counsel.

Deadline for Proposals for Baker/Koob Endowments Are Due Nov. 14

The Warren J. Baker and Robert D. Koob Endowments are accepting proposals through Monday, Nov. 14, for student projects that provide hands-on, project-based learning opportunities. This year,$28,500 in grant funding is available. Grants typically range from $1,000 to $2,500 for individuals and $1,000 to $5,000 for group projects. A faculty committee representing Cal Poly’s six colleges will review proposals. Past grant recipients include a wide range of academic programs and ideas. Winners will be announced before the holidays, and projects can begin in January. Students have one year to complete their projects. Detailed information and proposal forms are available on the Provost's website or contact Mike Miller, or ext. 6-5773.

Catastrophic Leave

Beth Crane, Facilities-Landscape Services, has qualified for catastrophic leave. If you wish to donate leave credits to help her remain in full-pay status during an extended leave of absence, contact catastrophic leave coordinator Rachel Kline at ext. 6-7419 or

Nick Gradi, Facilities-Multi Craft Crew, has qualified for catastrophic leave. If you want to donate leave credits to help him remain in full-pay status during an extended leave of absence, contact catastrophic leave coordinator Laura McCarren at ext. 6-5212 or

Campus Announcements

Language Conversation Tables Now Open

The Russian Conversation Table will meet from 12:10 to 1 p.m. at Julian’s Café in Kennedy Library every other Wednesday starting Oct. 5. The German Conversation Table will meet from 12:10 to 1 p.m. in the same location on opposite Wednesdays starting Oct. 12. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Conversations will be faculty-led. For more information, contact Angelica Browne at or ext. 2757.

Deadline to Update Health Care Options Is Oct. 7

The CSU Open Enrollment period will end Friday, Oct. 7. During Open Enrollment, eligible employees can enroll in or make changes to their benefit plans (health, dental, vision, FlexCash, Tax Advantage Premium Plan and voluntary benefits). In addition, they can enroll or re-enroll in the Dependent Care Reimbursement Account (DCRA) and Health Care Reimbursement Account (HCRA) plans. Annual enrollment in HCRA and DCRA plans is not automatic. Changes to the 2017 benefit plans include new premium rates; Blue Shield NetValue will no longer be available; UnitedHealthcare will be newly available in San Luis Obispo County; Optum Rx will be the new mail-order pharmacy; and there will be a new pharmacy manager for all health plans except Blue Shield Access+. Also, The Standard Life Insurance and AFLAC Critical Illness Insurance are offering “guarantee issue” during Open Enrollment. If a subscriber has not previously been denied, plans can be obtained without answering medical questions. For more information, visit the Human Resources Open Enrollment website.

Preschool Learning Lab Spaces Available for Fall Quarter

The Preschool Learning Lab has several openings for children 3 to 5 years old. For more information, email Patty Clarkson at or visit the lab’s website.

Training Sessions Offered for Class and Event Scheduling

University Scheduling will offer information sessions for the new space and event scheduling system, 25Live. Training will include information on how to check the availability of a particular location. Sessions will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. in Science North (No. 53), Room 215, on Friday, Sept, 30, Oct. 21, and Nov. 18, and Monday, Dec. 19. For more information, contact University Scheduling at ext. 6-5550 or

Campus to Celebrate Rideshare Week Through Oct. 7

To celebrate RideshareWeek, Commuter Services is partnering with SLO Regional Rideshare to offer incentives for commuting options that reduce traffic congestion, parking demand and greenhouse emissions while improving the campus community, personal finances and maybe even your health. Commuters are urged to carpool, vanpool, bike, walk or take the bus during Rideshare Week and beyond. Employees earn incentives by logging qualifying commuting activity at The website tracks the reduction of single-occupant vehicles by employers; the employers are ranked by the size of the organization and geographic area. For more information, visit the Parking website.

Employment Equity Facilitator Workshops Scheduled October through December

Employment Equity Facilitator Workshops for fall quarter will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20; 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15; and 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14. Brian Gnandt, director of Equal Opportunity, and Al Liddicoat, associate vice provost of Academic Personnel, will lead the workshops. In addition, representatives from Academic Personnel and Human Resources will be there to answer questions and provide information on the 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 Fisher Science Hall (No. 33, Room 290). For more information, visit the Equal Opportunity website. To enroll, contact Kuster at or ext. 6-7387.

Cal Poly Foundation Board Meeting to Be Held Nov. 5

The Cal Poly Foundation board of directors will hold its next meeting, which is open to the public, at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, in the Keck Lab in the Advanced Technology Laboratories (Building 7). For more information about the meeting or to obtain a copy of the agenda, call the Cal Poly Foundation office at ext. 6-7147.

Smartphone Payment App Available for Use with Campus Parking Meters

Parking Services has launched a mobile payment option for parking meters on campus. Parkmobile, a mobile payment solution, lets people pay for parking with a smartphone or tablet. The parking app can also alert motorists when their meter is about to expire, providing the option to extend parking time remotely. The meters will still take quarters for payment. To utilize the service, you must first download the mobile app or register at the company’s website. After registering, motorists can immediately use Parkmobile to pay for parking via the mobile app, website or toll-free number.

Medication Disposal Bin Installed at Health Center

The Health Center has installed a medication disposal bin in an effort to combat drug abuse. The bins are a place to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired prescriptions, including controlled substances and over-the-counter medications. This will ensure that deposited medications are not accidentally used or intentionally misused. The bin is available during regular Health Center business hours. For more information, visit the Drug Enforcement Agency website.

Hungry? Consider These Campus Dining Options

Several dining locations are being updated to provide a variety of options while the Vista Grande dining complex is under construction.
The Avenue will extend hours to serve the late-night crowd, and a floorplan redesign will accommodate more guests. Three of The Avenue’s venues are also transforming into new eateries: Bishop’s Burgers has replaced Fusion Bowl; Picos, a Califormia fresh-Mex restaurant, takes the place of City Deli; and Zen Bowl, an Asian-style bowl restaurant, has replaced Tapango’s.
— In the University Union, Ciao! restaurant has become Mustang Station. The restaurant will still serve pizza and calzones, while expanding its menu to offer a variety of appetizers, and beer and wine for customers 21 and older. 
Myron’s, a new fine-dining restaurant, is upstairs in the Dining Complex (No.19). Named after Myron Angel, an editor and historian who led efforts to create Cal Poly, the restaurant features a menu of fresh, local American cuisine.
— Two food trucks have also been added — the Central Coaster and a Starbucks truck.
Campus Market and the Sandwich Factory have revamped their layouts. Both venues will enhance and expand their product offerings to include more fresh, whole foods. 
For additional information, visit the Campus Dining website.

Approved Caterers and Program Enhancements Announced

Procurement Services has announced the approved caterers for on-campus events this academic year. Several new caterers have been added to the list and several chose not to reapply. The program now allows catering to be paid with a ProCard. Several caterers are also approved to serve alcohol. All approved caterers must provide Zero Waste service. Find the list of approved caterers on the Administration and Finance website.

Pick-up Soccer Games Held on Mondays and Thursdays

Join the fun and friendly faculty and staff soccer group. The action starts at 12:15 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, and the group plays until 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 or Rachel Henry at

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 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.


Gallery to Exhibit Work by Alumnus and Retired Apple Exec

The University Art Gallery will present a retrospective of design work by artist and alumnus Hiroki Asai, considered Apple’s most influential creative director, from Thursday, Oct. 6, through Friday, Nov. 4. The exhibit will open with a talk by Asai at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in Keck Hall of the Advanced Technology Lab (No. 7). A reception will follow at 5 p.m. in the University Art Gallery, located on the ground floor of the Dexter Building (No. 34). The exhibit will focus on the myriad projects Asai oversaw while at Apple, including packaging, retail store graphics, website, the online store, direct marketing, videos and event graphics. For more information, contact Garet Zook at ext. 6-1571 or

Slow Money Founder to Particpate in Fundraiser and Panel to Benefit Small Food and Farm Operations Oct. 6 and 7

The Center for Sustainability will co-sponsor a food and wine fundraiser featuring Slow Money founder Woody Tasch from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at Niner Wine Estates off Highway 46 West near Paso Robles. Proceeds will benefit Slow Money SLO, a nonprofit organization that provides business development support and facilitates peer-to-peer lending to small, local food and farm businesses in the county. Tasch is the author of “Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered.” He launched Slow Money to help accelerate the flow of investment capital to small food enterprises and promote new principles of fiduciary responsibility that support sustainable agriculture. Tasch will speak on campus Thursday, Oct. 6, from 11 a.m. to noon in Chumash Auditorium and will be the featured speaker at a panel discussion on “Growing Small Food and Farm Businesses” from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Grange Hall, 2880 Broad St., in San Luis Obispo. For more information, visit Sustainable Ag Lecture Series

Cal Poly Day at Swanton Pacific Ranch to be Held Oct. 9

The annual Cal Poly Day at the university's 3,200-acre Swanton Pacific Ranch in Santa Cruz County will be held Sunday, Oct. 9. The event includes a Santa Maria-style barbecue lunch; train rides on the 1/3-scale, steam-powered train; railroad and ranch activities; live music; and a showcase demonstration by the Cal Poly Logging Team. An extension of Cal Poly's agriculture and forestry disciplines, the ranch was donated by College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences alumnus Al Smith. The cost for the daylong event is $30 for adults; $15 for children ages 4 to 10; and free for children 3 and under. Early registration is recommended for this sellout event. For more details and to register, visit the Swanton Pacific Railroad website.

Two Levels of Strengths-Based Workshops Set for Oct. 11 and 20

University Advising will host introductory and second-level workshops on StrengthsQuest training. The workshop will cover how the strengths-based development program can help attendees identify their natural abilities and develop the latest strategies for applying those strengths. Preregistration is required. Both workshops will be held in the Science Building (No. 52).
— Introductory: from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, Room E28. To register, click here.
— Secondary: from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, Room E29. To register, click here.
For more information about StrengthsQuest training, visit Strengths at Cal Poly or For more information, contact Shelly Wolf at or ext. 6-5709.

Oct. 12 Screening of Short Film on Immigration and Q&A with Filmmaker

Filmmaker Mary-Lyn Chambers will be on hand for a special screening of her short film “Debris (Escrombos)” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the Advanced Technology Laboratories (No. 7), Room 1. The film is a high-stakes, coming-of-age drama that follows 12-year-old Ana as she tries to flee violence in Central America. Caught in the gears of an immigration center in the U.S., she finds that seeking safety will cost more than she bargained for. After the screening, Chambers will host a Q&A about filmmaking and navigating the male-dominated film industry. This event is free and open to the public. Funding for this event is made possible by the the CSU Entertainment Alliance (CSUEA) and the College of Liberal Arts. For more information, visit the Science, Technology and Society Minors Program website, or contact Kayley Weldon at ext. 6-1525 or

'Inclusion Starts with Me' Diversity Fair Is Oct. 12 in UU Plaza

Join the Office of University Diversity and Inclusivity in welcoming new and returning students, faculty and staff from 11a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct.12 in the UU Plaza. Student groups, campus departments and organizations will have booths with information and activities celebrating "Inclusion Starts with Me." President Armstrong will speak, and student groups will present and perform. Music and food will be available. Come, enjoy and participate! For more details, contact OUD&I at ext. 6-2281.

Talk on Conservatives in Academia to be Held Oct. 13

Jon Shields will present, “Elephants Without Borders: Conservatives in the Academy” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in the Baker Center (No. 180), Room 107, as part of CLA Speaks, the College of Liberal Arts' speaker's series. Shields, an associate professor of government at Claremont McKenna College, will discuss various reasons why professorial work is dominated by liberals and give an inside look into the life of a conservative professor. For more information, contact Denise Curtis at or ext. 6-2985.

Professor Emeritus to Speak on Physics Education, Oct. 13

Physics Professor Emeritus Randy Knight will present a colloquium titled “What Do We Know about the Teaching and Learning of Physics?” from 11:10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Oct. 13 in Science North (No. 53), Room 215. The talk will focus on 10 key points taken from four decades of physics education research and how to apply those conclusions in the classroom. Knight has written multiple textbooks and was named a fellow of the American Physical Society in 2013 for his contributions to physics education.

Exhibit on 100 Years of the Student Newspaper to Open with Oct. 14 Reception

The centennial anniversary of Cal Poly's student newspaper will be celebrated in “100 Years of Delivering the News,” an exhibit at Kennedy Library. The display will be up from Oct. 14 through Dec. 9. It will launch with an opening reception from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, on the library's second floor. The Journalism Department and Kennedy Library collaborated to develop the display using archives and student-led research going back to the paper’s roots in 1916. The exhibit showcases the history of journalism at Cal Poly along with a compelling story on the future of the media. For more information, visit the Kennedy Library website.


Hostage Negotiator and Author to Speak Oct. 21 in Advanced Technology Lab 

Psychiatrist Mark Goulston will share insights on how to increase negotiation skills at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, in the Advanced Technologies Laboratories' Keck Lab (No. 7, Room 2). His talk will focus on how to increase the ability to get your message through to anyone. Goulston has trained the FBI and police in hostage negotiations, was a crisis psychiatrist for 30 years, and was a UCLA professor of psychiatry for 25 years. He has written several best-selling books, including "Just Listen," "Get Out of Your Own Way," and "Talking to Crazy: How to Deal with the Irrational and Impossible People in Your Life." The event is co-sponsored by the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow his talk.

Conversation and Movie with Palm Theatre Founder Jim Dee, Oct. 26

Palm Theatre founder and Cal Poly alumnus Jim Dee will speak from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 in the University Union (No. 65), Room 204. In 1988, Dee opened The Palm to provide alternative cinema to San Luis Obispo. Now, it’s one of the first and only solar-operated movie theaters in the world. Dee will discuss how film can personalize stories of social struggle and injustice and provoke change. He will also screen the 1948 Italian neorealist film “Bicycle Thieves,” directed by Vittorio De Sica. For more details, contact Kayley Weldon at

Workshop on Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers Starts Oct. 27

The Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology will offer a five-part workshop titled “Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers through Inclusive, Effective and Equitable Practices” beginning Thursday, Oct. 27. The workshop will focus on methods to include students from traditionally underrepresented and underserved groups in undergraduate research and help them excel. Research has shown that students in these groups benefit from undergraduate research experiences but often face barriers to participation. For more information, visit the CTLT website or register now.

Cal Poly Cows on Parade Through Next April

Cal Poly is joining San Luis Obispo County’s largest public art display and charity benefit with five cows entered in CowParade San Luis Obispo County. The exhibit features 101 life-sized cow statues, each decorated by sponsored artists, displayed in locations across the county through next April. The Cal Poly entries, now on campus, include the Moostang and Legends of Cow Poly. The cows will be auctioned at a gala next May. Proceeds from the Cal Poly cows will benefit Cal Poly entities. Proceeds from other cows will benefit The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County, ARTS Obispo, California Mid-State Fair Heritage Foundation and selected charities. For more information, visit the Cal Poly News website.

Music Department Announces 2016-17 Events

The Music Department will start the 2016-17 season with the Cal Poly Choirs’ Fall Concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, in the Performing Arts Center. Music Professor Thomas Davies will celebrate his final year as director of choral activities and vocal studies with a “Year of Thanksgiving” concerts. The Oct. 29 concert is aptly titled “New Beginnings … New Horizons.” Additional season highlights will include faculty member John Astaire performing his first solo percussion recital Nov. 4. Additional fall events will include the Arab Music Ensemble Fall Concert, Bandfest Concert, Fall Jazz Concert, “A Christmas Celebration” Choir Concert, and Symphony Fall Concert. The new year will be ushered in with a solo piano recital by W. Terrence Spiller, followed by Bach Week. A complete list of events is available on the Music Department website. For more information, call ext. 6-2406 or email Printed versions of the event brochure are available upon request.

Cal Poly Choirs Kick Off 2016-17 Season on Oct. 29

Cal Poly's 2016-17 choral ensembles will be introduced in a concert featuring various styles — from 18th-century motets to folk songs and spirituals — at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, in the Performing Arts Center. PolyPhonics, the University Singers and the Early Music Ensemble will present the “New Beginnings … New Horizons” fall concert, which begins conductor Thomas Davies’ final year as director of choral activities and vocal studies at Cal Poly. He and his wife, Susan, are in their 34th year of teaching at Cal Poly. The University Singers will open the program with “In virtute tua” (“In Thy Strength”) by Polish born Grzegorz Gorczycki, who studied in Prague and Vienna. “Erev shel shoshanim” ("Evening of Roses"), an Israeli folk song, will follow, and the ensemble will conclude with Z. Randall Stroope’s “Sure on this Shining Night.” In honor of Halloween, PolyPhonics will perform Johannes Brahms’ “Nächtens” (“Nightly Visions”), Kurt Weill’s “Kiddush” and Morten Lauridsen’s “Dirait-on” ("So They Say”). The Early Music Ensemble will present several madrigals, and all three ensembles will combine to present two well-loved spirituals, “Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit” and “My Lord What a Mornin.” The concert will close with Beethoven’s famous “Hallelujah” from “Mount of Olives.” Tickets are available at the Cal Poly Ticket Office, ext. 6-4849.

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 the 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, Oct. 6
Men’s Soccer vs. CSUN, Spanos Stadium, 7 p.m.
Women’s Volleyball vs. UC Irvine, Mott Athletics Center, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 8
Swimming and Diving hosts Alumni Meet, Anderson Aquatic Center, 11 a.m.
Men’s Soccer vs. UC Irvine, Spanos Stadium, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 9
Women’s Soccer vs. CSUN, Spanos Stadium, noon.

Wednesday, Oct. 12
Men’s Soccer vs. UC Davis, Spanos Stadium, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 13
Women’s Soccer vs. UC Santa Barbara, Spanos Stadium, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 15
Swimming and Diving hosts Green vs. Gold Meet, Anderson Aquatic Center, 10 a.m.
Cross Country hosts Cal Poly Invitational, Fairbanks Memorial Cross Country Course, 9 a.m.
Men’s Soccer vs. UC Santa Barbara, Spanos Stadium, 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.

#104216 - Equipment Technician II, Mechanical, College of Architecture and Environmental Design. $21.61-$35.09 per hour. Anticipated hiring range: $21.61-$23.78 per hour. Closes Oct. 14.

#104209 - Information Technology Consultant, Foundation, Campus Health and Wellbeing, Health Services. Anticipated hiring range: $3,470-$4,400 per month. Open until filled. Review begins Oct. 12.

#104210 - Health Educator, Campus Health and Wellbeing, Health Education. Anticipated hiring range: $4,060-$5,300 per month. Open until filled. Review begins Oct. 12.

#104211 – Information Technology Consultant, Career, Campus Health and Wellbeing, Counseling Services. Anticipated hiring range: $4,372-$5,800 per month. Open until filled. Review begins Oct. 12.

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.

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.