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Cal Poly Report — June 7, 2017

Please note: Cal Poly Report will be published one more time this academic year, on June 14. It will be published monthly during the summer, on July 12, Aug. 9 and Sept. 6.


Cal Poly Wins Awards in Sustainability Best Practices Competition

Cal Poly has won four awards — three best practice awards and an honorable mention for its sustainability programs in food systems, student leadership, innovations and waste reduction — in the 2017 Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Best Practice Awards Competition. The awards included:
— Campus Dining received a Best Practice Award in the Sustainable Food Systems category for its food sustainability program to reduce Cal Poly’s overall ecological “foodprint.”
— The student-run Cal Poly Green Campus Program received a Best Practice Award in the Student Sustainability Leadership category for the initiative Inspiring Action Early: 2016 Student Sustainability Leadership Summit.
— The Cal Poly solar farm project received a Best Practice Award in the Sustainability Innovations category for representing a creative solution for large-scale renewables.
— Cal Poly’s Zero Waste Collaborative received an Honorable Mention in the Innovative Waste Reduction category for its Cooperation Makes it Happen initiative. Cal Poly developed a long-term collaborative partnership with Waste Connections, its waste hauler, to establish an innovative compensation structure that provides incentives to drive meaningful progress toward Zero Waste.
Award contributors will present their projects at the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference on June 27-28 at UC Santa Barbara. A group of Cal Poly faculty will also be presenting their sustainability research at the conference. For more information on the conference, visit Read more about the awards here.

Three Honorary Doctorates to be Awarded at Commencement Ceremonies

President Armstrong will award honorary doctorate degrees to retired Congresswoman Lois Capps, Cuesta College President Gilbert Stork and the late dairyman Douglas Maddox at 2017 spring commencement ceremonies on June 17-18 at Spanos Stadium. Capps will receive the honor Saturday, June 17, during the 9 a.m. ceremony for the College of Liberal Arts and Orfalea College of Business. Stork will be recognized during the 3 p.m. ceremony for the colleges of Engineering and Architecture and Environmental Design. Maddox, whose family will be in attendance — including his widow, Matilda, and son Steve — will be honored during the 9 a.m. Sunday, June 18, ceremony for the colleges of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, and Science and Mathematics. Stork and Maddox are Cal Poly alumni, and all three honorees have made substantial contributions to the community and the university. Learn more here.

Cal Poly Corp. Fulfills 100-Plus Student Project Requests in 2016-17

In the past academic year, the Cal Poly Corporation assisted with more than 100 student projects, providing vital information about campus services and operations. Aligning with its goal to help Cal Poly achieve its educational mission, the corporation fields various student project and student media requests. Corporation services have become a common topic for research papers and other projects, with students frequently reaching out to the corporation for data on dining, retail and other campus operations. Many Cal Poly students have made meaningful connections through these projects, putting Learn by Doing into action. “The information was really helpful for my project as well as for my general knowledge of Campus Dining,” said Ashlyn Chow, a first year civil engineering student at Cal Poly. Students can make student project requests through the corporation’s Marketing and Communications website. Requests require one week of lead time and a list of pre-determined questions.

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Student Success

Honors Showcase Recognizes Achievements of Graduating Seniors

The University Honors Program gathered on May 24 to celebrate the achievements of this year's graduating class. This year's graduates presented their senior project findings at the annual Honors Showcase and Graduation Ceremony. Each graduate received a traditional bright gold Honors stole in recognition of their hard work and dedication to the program. Honors Program staff, peers and supporters from across campus recognized the graduates for their tremendous accomplishments. During the event, the Honors Program presented Outstanding Student and Outstanding Honors Faculty awards to Victoria "Tori" Laird (agricultural business), Elliot Frey (materials engineering, minor in biology), Josh Machamer (professor and chair, Theatre and Dance Department), and Laura Freberg (professor, Psychology Department). The honorees were recognized for their exceptional commitment to the Honors Program, its mission and ideals.

College of Engineering Announces 2017 Outstanding Students

The College of Engineering announced its 2017 Outstanding Students at the Engineering Project Expo on June 2. The students honored included the top senior for academic excellence; three graduating seniors recognized for service to the college, university and community; and the outstanding volunteer of the year. Environmental engineering senior Kimberly Pugel was recognized as the topmost graduating senior for academic excellence. With a 3.91 GPA, Pugel made the Dean’s List every quarter except winter 2017, when she had fewer units, and she made President’s List three times since she enrolled in 2013. Melisa Esquivias, an industrial engineering major, was named Outstanding Senior for Contributions to the College of Engineering. She was on President’s List from 2013 to 2014 and has been on the Dean’s List for eight quarters. The Outstanding Student for Contributions to the University is Charly Flores, an electrical engineering senior. Known for his leadership in the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Flores is passionate about opening paths to STEM fields for underrepresented students. Materials engineering senior Erika Hansen was named the Outstanding Student for Service to the Community for her commitment to helping others and making the world a better place. Dina Alarian, an electrical engineering senior, is the 2017 Outstanding Student Volunteer of the Year. As president of the Engineering Ambassadors, Alarian has made numerous improvements that benefit the college. Read more here.

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Faculty & Staff

Recipients Named for 2016-17 Outstanding Staff Award

Three employees have been recognized for the 2016-17 Outstanding Staff Award: Josh D'Acquisto, Rose Float coordinator for Associated Students, Inc.; Monica Cantu, senior custodial manager for Facilities Custodial Services; and Ray Ward, equipment technician for the Architectural Engineering Department (from left to right in photo). The recipients will be honored during the Fall Conference general session in September. For more information about the recipients and their accomplishments, visit the Administration and Finance website.

Faculty Tenure and Promotion Awards Announced

President Armstrong and Provost and Executive Vice President Kathleen Enz Finken have announced the promotion of 52 faculty members and the award of tenure to 24 faculty members, effective in the 2017-18 academic year. The promotions include 34 to the academic rank of professor and 18 to the rank of associate professor. Armstrong and Enz Finken extend their congratulations and appreciation to those faculty members receiving promotion and/or tenure. A complete list is on the Academic Personnel website.

Cal Poly Announces Director of New Packaging Value Chain Center

Packaging industry veteran Brent Moore will lead the newly approved Packaging Value Chain Center, the university’s Packaging Program announced. Moore has more than 20 years of experience in packaging-related research and development, and supply chain management. In his role as the administrative director, he will lead fundraising efforts for the center while building relationships with industry partners to enhance the educational and research opportunities for packaging students. Moore will start at Cal Poly on June 26. Moore holds a degree in packaging from Michigan State University. His most recent role has been vice president of operations at Corr-Jensen Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of health and wellness products, in Denver. Cal Poly’s Packaging Program recently received approval from the university on its plans to establish a Packaging Value Chain Center in the Orfalea College of Business. The program aims to be the nation’s leader in packaging value chain education and research, which prepares students to leverage packaging’s impact at every step of the supply chain, from materials management to branding. The center will be the only one of its kind housed within a business school. Learn more here.

Faculty Member Awarded Grant to Preserve Access to Digital History

Zach Vowell, digital archivist at Kennedy Library, is part of a team that has been awarded nearly $250,000 to fund a three-year project aimed at improving access to digital cultural history. The project will train and support cultural heritage practitioners in preserving or emulating software programs, with the goal of creating long-term software preservation programs. The project, titled “Fostering a Community of Practice: Software Preservationists and Emulation Experts in Libraries and Archives,” was one of 14 selected by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian program. Vowell, along with colleagues at the University of Texas at Austin and the Educopia Institute, will build on their previous work creating the Software Preservation Network (SPN), another ILMS-funded project. The team will assemble six cultural heritage professionals interested in piloting software preservation and emulation programs within their organizations to form a cohort. A dedicated program coordinator will provide focused, individualized support, and an online emulation-as-a-service “sandbox” will give the cohort members a space to test and share their work. Learn more about the project here.

Career Services Accepting Donations of Professional Clothing

Career Services will host its third Clothing Closet event on Friday, Sept. 22, to provide free, work-appropriate clothes to students in need. The event also marks the grand opening of Career Services’ permanent clothing closet. First impressions can significantly impact a student’s chances for success, and many students struggle to afford professional clothing for career fairs and interviews. Faculty and staff are asked to consider donating clean, gently used, contemporary professional clothing, ties, belts and shoes. Donations can be dropped off at Career Services (No. 124) through the end of August. Metered and 30-minute staff parking are available nearby. For more information, call Career Services at ext. 6-2501.

New Grading Feature to be Released June 8

Beginning with grading for spring quarter 2017, faculty who use the PolyLearn Gradebook tool can now import grades on their Faculty Center Grade Roster. Grading instructions can be found on the Office of the Registrar website under Faculty and Staff Resources (go to Open Forums and Training Guides). The new training guide, Faculty Online Grading-Importing Grades from PolyLearn, will be available beginning Thursday, June 8.

Faculty to be Recognized June 8 for Saving Students' Money

The Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology and Kennedy Library will recognize and celebrate on Thursday, June 8, faculty who have implemented affordable and accessible course materials for their students through open educational resources (OER). By reducing student expenses for course materials, these faculty members saved students approximately $2 million in textbook costs for the 2016-17 academic year. Come celebrate and learn how the Chemistry Department implemented OER throughout the CHEM 100 curriculum. The event will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. at Myron's, Cal Poly's bistro-style restaurant located upstairs in the Dining Complex (No. 19). Appetizers, desserts and beverages will be served. For more information, contact CTLT at or ext. 6-7002.

Feedback Requested on Regional Transit Authority Bus Route Study

The Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG), in partnership with the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG), is conducting a study to assess transportation needs between San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria and points in between. As the primary transit route connecting San Luis Obispo and northern Santa Barbara counties, RTA Route 10 is a focal point of the study. Feedback is requested through a quick survey to assist in identifying unmet transit needs. If you live or travel between these areas, whether or not you currently use public transit, take a moment to review the project and complete the survey at More detailed information about the study and the existing conditions report can be found at Anyone with questions can contact Cheryl Andrus ext. 6-6680 or

Newer Faculty Community Breakfast Set for June 9

Newer faculty — including tenure-line faculty and lecturers — are invited to the Spring Quarter Community Breakfast on the last day of classes before finals week. It will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, June 9, in Room 2 of the Advanced Technology Laboratories (No. 7). This is an opportunity to mark the completion of the academic year and to connect with recently hired colleagues from across campus. It is also an opportunity to learn about important topics and key resources essential to professional success at Cal Poly. The focus will be ideas, opportunities and resources that can enhance teaching. Hot breakfast and coffee are provided, so come hungry. For more information, visit or email

Cal Poly International Travel Debuts New Electronic Process July 1

All international travel conducted as Cal Poly business must go through the International Center, which has a new electronic process. Effective July 1, all international travel packets must be completed and submitted electronically at (select "International Travel"). The new online system will allow the International Center to retain all information in one secure area, enhance travel safety, ensure compliance with CSU policies and procedures, and provide for rapid location and communication in the event of an emergency situation. Travelers must meet the required deadlines posted on the site to have their travel approved. If you have questions or would like us to present a workshop to your department, email a request to

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Judy Drake, library services specialist at Kennedy Library, is retiring after 45 years of service. Drake earned a bachelor’s degree in history at Cal Poly and then joined the library’s Circulation Department as a clerical assistant in 1972. Throughout her career, Drake has been recognized with multiple awards, including the Outstanding Staff Award (2001-02), two recognition awards from the Black Faculty Staff Association for selfless dedication and support (2005, 2014), and an upcoming award from the American Indian and Indigenous Faculty Staff Association. Drake enjoys writing poetry in her free time. She recently completed a children’s story and has plans to work with a Cal Poly alumnus to illustrate her work after she retires. Please join the campus in celebrating Drake’s legacy at a retirement reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 8, in Kennedy Library’s atrium (No. 35).

Jeffrey M. Tolin, associate professor of accounting and law in the Orfalea College of Business, will retire on June 18, after eight years of service at Cal Poly. Prior to joining Cal Poly, Tolin spent 35 years as a tax adviser working with clients such as The Walt Disney Company, Dreamworks SKG and Dreamworks Animation. He was the first national director of entertainment tax services at Ernst & Young and an avid speaker at various industry and tax forums, including the Cannes Film Festival. In addition, Tolin also presented two white paper reports to the Treasury Department, the National Office of the Internal Revenue Service, and to representatives of the House Ways and Means Committee in Washington, D.C. While at Cal Poly, Tolin had articles published in multiple tax publications. He taught four separate tax courses in the M.S. Tax program and three in the undergraduate program. During his retirement, Tolin plans to work with Tax Inspectors Without Borders, a joint venture between the United Nations and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The organization is designed to help developing nations increase tax revenues, which entails spending time in various nations working with local governments. In addition, he will be spending more time with his four grandchildren and traveling the world.

College of Science and Mathematics Dean Phil Bailey will retire at the end of June after 48 years of service, including 34 years as dean. A reception will be held in Bailey’s honor from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, June 9, in Chumash Auditorium. The longest-serving dean in Cal Poly’s history, Bailey oversaw the construction of Faculty Offices East (No. 25) and the Baker Center for Science and Mathematics, and developed the Study 25-35 program. Bailey joined the chemistry faculty in 1969, became associate dean in 1973, was named dean in 1983, and twice acted as interim provost. Throughout his career, Bailey has focused on students, teaching almost every quarter. He and his wife, Christina Bailey, former chair of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, co-authored a widely translated textbook and performed the chemistry magic show for more than 125,000 people over the years. Bailey’s numerous accolades include INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine’s Giving Back Award for administrators and an Ambassador of Goodwill award for supporting African-American and other underrepresented students. He has been honored by the California State Legislature and by Cal Poly for excellence in leadership, philanthropy and student advising, and for his support of diversity and inclusion efforts. The Baileys have assisted countless students financially and as mentors, including more than 15 underrepresented and undocumented students who have lived with the Baileys while attending Cal Poly.

Amy Hewes, director of marketing and communications for the College of Engineering, will retire on Friday, June 30. During nearly 20 years at Cal Poly, Hewes developed and led a marketing and communications program that has been integral in growing the college’s reputation as a world-class engineering school. The program’s strategic and creative framework is widely recognized as a model for colleges throughout campus. “Amy has contributed significantly to telling the Cal Poly Engineering story, which has resulted in an ever-expanding global reach and impact throughout her tenure,” said Jim Meagher, the college’s interim dean. A graduate of Smith College, Hewes earned a master’s degree in English in 2003 at Cal Poly. She and her husband, Kevin Clark, a poet and recently retired Cal Poly English professor, have been an active part of the campus’ arts and literature community. The College of Engineering will host a reception in Hewes’ honor from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, in the Kennedy Library’s atrium (No. 35).

Shirley Huston, administrative support coordinator in the Physics Department, is retiring after 15 years of service. Huston joined Cal Poly in 2002 as an administrative support coordinator for the Kinesiology Department, where she served until she moved to the Physics Department in 2012. Huston arrived in the Physics Department just in time for the move from the Science Building to the Baker Center. Her enthusiasm and hard work in no small part contributed to a smooth transition. Huston is moving back to South Africa to be with family. Her dedication and sunny disposition will be missed. A reception will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, in Fisher Science Hall (No. 33), Room 285.

Clare O’Brien, associate vice president in Student Affairs, is retiring after a 20-year career in higher education, including over a decade at Cal Poly. O’Brien is known for her leadership in strategic planning and implementation for the Student Affairs division. She also launched three new divisionwide functions, including marketing and communications, assessment and research, and fund development. O’Brien earned her bachelor’s degree in economics at Cal Poly and completed her master’s degree in education from Cal Poly while working as a financial aid counselor. She later served in leadership roles at Santa Rosa Junior College, Hewlett Packard, Medtronic and The Walt Disney Co. before returning to Cal Poly. The campus is invited to a retirement reception in her honor from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, July 10, in the main lobby of the Administration Building (No. 1).

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Campus Announcements

Cal Poly Alumni to Host SLO Blues Game on June 10

Faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited to attend the San Luis Obispo Blues baseball game at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at Sinsheimer Stadium, 900 Southwood Drive in San Luis Obispo. The San Luis Obispo Chapter of the Cal Poly Alumni Association is a game sponsor and is selling discounted tickets for $7. Kids under 12 get in free. Wear your Cal Poly green and gold and get ready to take over a section at the Blues Game with Cal Poly Pride. For more information and tickets, visit

Mechanical Engineering Students Looking for Problems to Solve

Mechanical engineering students complete yearlong team-based senior projects in which they design, build and test a mechanical system to meet a sponsor’s needs. The project results in a final report and prototype parts for the sponsor. Project sponsors include companies, nonprofit organizations, community members, student clubs, and faculty and staff. For more information, visit This fall, the Mechanical Engineering Department is looking to start 40 new projects. If you have a project idea you’d like to propose, visit or contact Peter Schuster at

2016-17 Federal Work-Study Program Ends June 17

The last day students may work through the Federal Work-Study Program for the 2016-17 academic year is Saturday, June 17. Work-Study payroll must be submitted prior to the June payroll deadline. Any late payrolls will be processed through regular student pay since late Work-Study pay cannot be authorized. During finals week, Work-Study students may work up to 20 hours. There is no Federal Work-Study during summer quarter. The 2017-18 Federal Work-Study Program will resume Sept. 14.

Recreation Center Summer Family Fun Days Start June 23

This summer, Recreation Center members are invited to bring their families for a play day at our facility on all Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from June 23 to Sept. 3. Come enjoy the Recreation Center’s amenities together, including the leisure pool, ASI Poly Escapes Climbing Park, gym, courts and more. Current members may sponsor up to six supervised guests, including children. The signature of a parent or guardian is required for minors. For more information, contact Cal Poly Recreation Center membership services at ext. 6-1366 or at

Draft Master Plan, EIR to be Available for Public Review in June

The draft 2035 Cal Poly Master Plan and draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) are nearing completion and are anticipated to be available for public review in June. The documents will be available for download on the Master Plan website and for review at Kennedy Library (No. 35) and the San Luis Obispo Library, 995 Palm St. in San Luis Obispo; as well as at the Facilities Planning and Capital Projects office (located upstairs in building No. 70). The Master Plan Team welcomes campus participation and contributions to the plan and process. There will be a 45-day review period for the draft EIR, during which the public can comment on the analysis of potential environmental impacts from the Master Plan. Two public meetings will be scheduled to hear and accept comments. To be notified of the release of the documents and the upcoming meetings, go to, click on “contact” and fill out the form to be added to the list. Direct questions to Campus Planner Julie Hawkins at ext. 6-6563 or

Feedback Requested on Off-Campus Catering Vendors for Events

Procurement Services has announced that it is continuing a program to allow off-campus catering vendors to serve on-campus events if they have been registered and approved by the department. Procurement Services will accept applications from interested vendors in June and expects to have an approved list available in August. The department is seeking input from the campus community on which catering companies they might like to have cater on-campus events (which can be as simple as a delivery and set-up or a full-service event). Visit this Procurement Services webpage to view information about using caterers for on-campus events as well as the current list of approved caterers. The department will invite current caterers to renew their applications. Email by Thursday, June 15, the name of one or more catering companies that you would like Procurement Services to invite to submit an application. Include contact information for the caterer, if possible. Email questions to Anya Knotts at

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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. Submissions may run a maximum of three times and should be limited to 150 words. 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 issue is 12:30 p.m. the Friday prior to publication.


University Art Gallery to Exhibit Work of Art and Design Seniors

The University Art Gallery is presenting “In Place, Out of Time,” a group show of graduating artists from the concentrations of studio art, photography and graphic design. Participating students include Carley Alex, Arianna Cabebe, Grace Fuh, Emily Guerra, Rosie Gutierrez, Morgan Huff, Serin Lazaro, Kate Meissner (pictured), Mike Miller, Chloe Millhauser, Morgan Momsen, Robin Osgood, Ellie Ramsgard and Kody Riewthong. The exhibit is located in the University Art Gallery, located on the ground floor of the Dexter Building (No. 34). The gallery is free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and the exhibit runs until June 17. For more information, contact Garet Zook at ext. 6-1571 or

PAC-A-Lunch Concert Series Continues June 7

What are your lunch plans at noon Wednesday, June 7? Join us for our PAC-A-Lunch Concert Series. Bring your lunch and enjoy a free concert in the Performing Arts Center Lobby. The June concert will feature the chamber group Neptune Reeds. Not your average chamber music, Neptune Reeds is known for pop arrangements including the Lady Gaga-inspired “Baroque Romance.” Come hear this one-of-a-kind collaboration and meet the artists behind the music. Tell your Cal Poly colleagues, bring a friend and get in tune with your lunch hour. The event is sponsored by PAC Outreach Services.

Landscape Architecture Student Showcase Set for June 9

Fifth-year landscape architecture students will cap off a year of intensive research and design work by showcasing thesis projects to the public on June 9. The event is free and open to the public. The landscape architecture students' capstone showcase, titled "21," will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 9, at the historic Jack House, 536 Marsh St. in downtown San Luis Obispo.

Trombone Choir to Perform on June 9

The Trombone Choir will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 9, in the Performing Arts Center Pavilion. The ensemble will showcase the power and tenderness of the trombone. The program will feature music spanning a variety of eras and styles including works by J.S. Bach, Richard Wagner and Gordon Jacob. Music Department faculty member Mark Miller directs the group. For more information and a complete event listing, visit the Music Department calendar website or call ext. 6-2406.

Symphony Season Finale on June 10: Symphonie Fantastique

The Symphony will conclude its season at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 10, in the Performing Arts Center. The concert will begin with Paul Dukas’ “Fanfare to precede ‘La Péri,’” written for orchestral brass, and Richard Strauss’ Serenade in E-flat Major, Op. 7, written for orchestral woodwinds. The pieces complement the massive work that follows. The full orchestra will perform Hector Berlioz’ “Symphonie Fantastique,” which has been called “the most remarkable First Symphony ever written.” The work reflects Berlioz’ early life: in 1827, the young composer attended a performance of “Hamlet” at the Paris Odéon theater and saw actress Harriet Smithson for the first time. The passionate love she sparked in Berlioz did not lead at first to the relationship that he pursued but inspired him to write this symphony. In the program Berlioz handed out to the first audience, he describes in lavish prose how the music reflects his dreams, the vision of his beloved across a crowded dance hall, his lonely musings in the countryside, and finally his hallucinogenic vision of his own execution and the grotesque celebration that follows. Symphony Director David Arrivée will conduct. Tickets for the concert are sold at the Cal Poly Ticket Office, ext. 6-4849. For more information, visit the Music Department calendar website or call ext. 6-2406.

Cal Poly Choirs and Alumni Bid Farewell to Conductor and Accompanist June 11

The Cal Poly Choirs will celebrate Thomas and Susan Davies at a spring concert titled “With Thanks to All” on June 11, as the couple acknowledges their extended family of university students and colleagues during their final concert. Tom Davies is retiring after 34 years as director of choral activities and vocal studies. Susan Azaret Davies has accompanied the choirs all the years her husband has conducted them. The Davies’ final Cal Poly concert will include performances by students and an alumni choir. It will be held at 2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center. The Early Music Ensemble, European Tour Choir, and an 80-voice combined choir will perform. An 85-voice alumni choir will also perform, and there will be some surprise performances. Students and alumni will combine forces for Handel’s “Zadok, the Priest,” with Paul Woodring featured on the organ. This will be followed by Beethoven’s “Choral Fantasy” for piano solo, chorus and orchestra. Azaret Davies will be the soloist. Cal Poly students, faculty and community members will make up the orchestra. Concertgoers are invited to attend a reception in the PAC’s Rossi Grand Lobby following the concert. Tickets to the concert are sold at the Cal Poly Ticket Office, ext. 6-4849. For more information, visit the Music Department calendar website or call ext. 6-2406.

Event Calendar

To find out what’s going on at Cal Poly, visit the 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. 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

The schedule of home events has come to a close for the 2016-17 academic year.

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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.

#104449 — Pharmacy Technician, Campus Health and Wellbeing — Health Services. Anticipated hiring range $2,166-$2,800 per month. Open until filled. Review begins June 9.

#104511 — Primary Care Physician 10/12 (Physician), Student Affairs — Campus Health and Wellbeing — Health Services. Anticipated hiring range $120,288-$139,200 per year. Open until filled.  

#104513 — Multicultural Academic Advisor (Student Services Professional II), College of Liberal Arts. $3,858-$5,485 per month. Anticipated hiring range: $3,858-$4,244 per month. Open until filled. Review begins June 16. 

#104500 — Administrative Support Assistant II — 11/12, College of Liberal Arts — Communication Studies Department. $2,327-$3,777 per month. Anticipated hiring range: $2,327-$2,560 per month. Open until filled. Review begins June 16.

Faculty Employment Opportunities

Candidates are asked to visit the Cal Poly Jobs website to complete an application for any of the positions shown below. The complete listing of faculty position openings is posted on the website. For assistance, call Academic Personnel at ext. 6-2844.

There are no listings at this time.

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.

There are no listings at this time.

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.

Building Service Worker, $14.30 per hour plus excellent benefits. Position closes on June 19.

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