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Cal Poly Report — March 8, 2017


Cal Poly, County District Attorney and Cal Guard Announce New Statewide Partnership to Combat Cyber Crime in California

With an eye toward training current and future cybercrime investigators, Cal Poly has worked with the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office, the California National Guard and other statewide partners to develop the California Cyber Training Complex (CCTC), a new cyber education center and collaboration space at the California National Guard’s Camp San Luis Obispo. The first active facility at the CCTC, the Central Coast Cyber Forensics Lab (CCCFL), was unveiled March 1 at a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by District Attorney Dan Dow and other members of local law enforcement, along with Cal Poly President Jeffrey D. Armstrong, CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White and California National Guard Maj. Gen. David S. Baldwin. Under the District Attorney’s management, CCCFL will provide participating law enforcement agencies with access to high-tech evidence collection capabilities. As an extension of Cal Poly’s Cybersecurity Center, the CCTC also aims to educate the next generation cyber workforce and provide faculty and students with a new, hands-on research and learning environment. “We are thrilled to work with the District Attorney’s office, the California National Guard and our other partners to create a place where Cal Poly students can work closely with experts at the leading edge of the battle against cybercrime and develop the skills to be tomorrow’s industry leaders,” President Armstrong said. For Cal Poly, which has been increasingly focused on cybersecurity education, the complex’s location just five miles from campus is an ideal fit. “The CCTC is an extended Learn by Doing space,” said Cal Poly Cybersecurity Center Director William J. “Bill” Britton. “It offers Cal Poly students the opportunity to train and test tactics side by side with cyber forensics experts and explore new cyber technologies, enabling Cal Poly to develop cyber-ready graduates.” For more information, visit or read the news release here.

Cal Poly Named Top Producer of Faculty Fulbright Scholars

Cal Poly has been named a top producer of U.S. Fulbright scholars for the 2016-17 academic year by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Five faculty members, including three multi-year recipients, received Fulbright grants — more than any other public or private masters-level university in the nation. The Fulbright scholars represent four of the university’s six colleges (pictured clockwise from top left): John Battenburg, a three-time Fulbright award winner in the College of Liberal Arts; Chris Carr, a four-time Fulbright scholar from the Orfalea College of Business; R. Thomas Jones of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design; and, from the College of Engineering, Zachary Peterson and three-time Fulbright scholar Jose Macedo. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Its Core Fulbright Scholar Program offers more than 500 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in more than 125 countries. Learn more about the scholars here.

Longtime Supporters Pledge $1.5 million to J.G. Boswell Agricultural Technology Center

Jim and Michelle Marderosian, longtime supporters of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences and key leaders in the citrus industry, have pledged $1.5 million to the college’s new J.G. Boswell Agricultural Technology Center. The gift will fund a new plant pathology lab that will be used to diagnose and explore plant diseases and disease control strategies. Jim Marderosian founded Bee Sweet Citrus in 1987 in Fowler, California. The Marderosians both attended Cal Poly in the 1970s; Jim Marderosian attended the Orfalea College of Business, and Michelle Marderosian studied social sciences and business. They hope the gift will inspire others to invest in Cal Poly’s renowned Learn by Doing education. The Applied Sciences Innovation Labs within the J.G. Boswell Agricultural Technology Center, expected to be complete in 2021, will feature 11 labs, each dedicated to an important emerging issue in agriculture, nutrition and the food industry. “The support of industry leaders such as Jim and Michelle Marderosian is essential to providing our students access to state-of-the-art technology and learning opportunities,” Dean Andrew Thulin said. “We are grateful that they share our vision of making our college the best in the nation.” Learn more here.

Scott Dawson to Return as Orfalea College of Business Dean

Former Orfalea College of Business Dean Scott Dawson will return to the position June 1. “We are pleased that Scott will return as part of our leadership team and that the Orfalea College of Business’ students, faculty and staff will once again benefit from his visionary leadership and commitment to Learn by Doing,” President Armstrong said. Dawson led the Orfalea College of Business from August 2014 until November 2016, when he stepped down after the loss of his wife, Bridget, in a bicycling accident in July. He returned to Portland, Oregon, to be near family and friends. Associate Dean Kevin Lertwachara has been serving as interim dean since Nov. 1. Lertwachara, an information systems professor, will continue to serve as interim dean until June and then will return to his role as associate dean for the college’s undergraduate programs. Learn more here.

Make a Kit, Make a Plan, Says Department of Emergency Management

The Department of Emergency Management’s (DEM) mission is to support the safety of our students, faculty and staff and to ensure that as a university we work together to prepare for, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards that may impact our campus. DEM recommends getting prepared by creating an emergency supplies kit and having an emergency plan. In a disaster, you may need to survive on your own for up to three days before emergency services can assist you. Although emergency responders and local relief agencies will be working hard on scene following a disaster, they may be greatly overwhelmed. Depending on the severity and spread of the disaster, help could arrive within minutes, hours or days. Basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment and telephones may be cut off. You may become stranded away from your home, have to evacuate at a moment’s notice or have to shelter in place. You probably will not have the time or ability to shop for the supplies you need to keep you and your family safe and healthy, so your supplies kit should contain items to help you manage during any of these outages. For more information on preparing a disaster supplies kit, go to

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Student Success

Students Bring Home Awards From Orientation Conference

Cal Poly students brought home some hardware from the 2017 NODA Region II Conference co-hosted from Feb. 24-26 by Cal Poly and CSU Channel Islands. Two Cal Poly students won in the Undergraduate Student Case Study Competition, in which 130 participants were challenged to come up with a solution to an orientation program scenario: fourth-year biological sciences major Rylan Younger (room winner) and fourth-year environmental earth science major Liv Macler (best problem solving). In addition, graduate assistant Chad Zoller and Orientation board member Erin Greenlee, a fourth-year computer science major, won the Regional Showcase Award for the best undergraduate presentation, titled “Diving into the Community: Making Positive Waves Beyond Campus.” Seven other students also presented at the conference. Cal Poly New Student and Transitions Program coordinators Christina Tutt, Nate Alcorn and Brandon Martin helped host the conference in Ventura. Cal Poly's keynote speaker was Bryan Hubain, assistant dean of students and director of the Cross Cultural Centers. The NODA organization provides education, leadership and professional development in the fields of college student orientation, transition and retention.

Student-Athletes Earn All-Big West Conference and Other Honors

Women's basketball players Hannah Gilbert, Lynn Leaupepe and Dynn Leaupepe earned All-Big West Conference Team honors on March 6. Gilbert was selected to the First Team, while Lynn Leaupepe made the Second Team and Dynn Leaupepe was chosen for Honorable Mention recognition. Gilbert ended the regular season seventh in school history in scoring and sixth in rebounding. The senior forward from Morro Bay enters the postseason having scored 1,131 career points to go with 662 rebounds. The Big West Player of the Week on Jan. 23, Lynn Leaupepe enters the postseason 25th all-time in scoring at Cal Poly, with 767 points. Dynn Leaupepe, also an honorable mention as a sophomore, is now 12th in school history in scoring, with 1,027 points. In addition, men's basketball senior guard Ridge Shipley was named to the all-conference second team following an annual release of honors and specialty awards March 6. The only Mustang to start all 30 games this season, Shipley also ranks fourth among Big West players with 3.5 assists per game. Under eighth-year head coach Joe Callero, Shipley is the eighth Mustang to earn All-Big West praise. In other recent honors, junior guard Victor Joseph was named Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week on Feb. 27, after averaging 21.5 points per the men's basketball program's pair of victories at Long Beach State (Feb. 23) and UC Riverside (Feb. 25). A week earlier, on Feb. 20, the Student-Athlete of the Week honor went to men's tennis player Ben Donovan, who helped lead the Mustangs to back-to-back victories. The senior helped the Mustangs sweep Loyola Marymount 7-0 in mid-February. The Tennessee native holds the No. 2 spot for the Mustangs and was ranked No. 72 in singles play and No. 28 in doubles play with his partner Corey Pang.

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Faculty & Staff

Marketing Professor Joachim Scholz Wins 'Paper of the Year'

Marketing Professor Joachim Scholz has received “Paper of the Year” honors and a monetary prize from Business Horizons, a journal focused on analyzing business problems and publishing articles that present solutions. Scholz, along with Andrew Smith, Suffolk University’s assistant professor of marketing, were recognized for their article, “Augmented Reality: Designing immersive experiences that maximize customer engagement.” In the journal, Scholz and Smith explore the emerging technology of augmented reality and its applications in redefining the brand experience. Often associated with the Pokémon Go craze, augmented reality places digital information over real-world spaces. Scholz’ and Smith’s article provides a framework of the dynamics of using augmented reality and the basic decisions that marketers must consider when creating an augmented reality campaign. It also gives recommendations for executing effective augmented reality experiences to maximize customer engagement. Scholz, an assistant professor of marketing at the Orfalea College of Business, is currently teaching the only undergraduate marketing class in the country focusing on augmented reality. Scholz has also created his own website — — where he and his students publish in-depth case studies on how businesses can best incorporate augmented reality into their marketing mix.

Finance Dashboard Workshops to be Held March 15, April 12, May 17

Dashboards are the official reporting system for end-users of the university’s financial system. Beginning workshops will train the attendees on the use and navigation of the finance dashboards to effectively manage their financial resources. Intermediate workshops will build on skills gained in the beginning workshop. You must have security access to the dashboards in order to take these classes. If you do not have access, fill out a CMS Access Request and allow five working days for approvals and implementation. An intermediate workshop will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15; a beginning workshop will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 12; and another intermediate workshop will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 17. Beginning workshops will be limited to 12 participants; intermediate workshops will be limited to eight participants. Go here to sign up or see additional training opportunities. Questions can be emailed to

Deadline is March 17 for New Course Reserves Requests

All requests for new Course Reserves materials for the spring and summer quarters must be submitted by Friday, March 17. To utilize the Course Reserves program, submit the online form or use the computer station at the Access Services department in Kennedy Library (No. 35). Book excerpts and articles can also be made electronically available via PolyLearn. For more assistance, contact The March 17 deadline will ensure enough processing time for new records before a mass data migration in June 2017.  As part of a CSUwide initiative, all campus libraries will migrate their online catalogs to a new, unified system. A new “Google-like” search platform will allow users from any CSU campus to find physical and digital materials with a single search and to borrow materials from other CSU libraries. More information to follow soon.

Annual Service Awards Luncheon Tickets On Sale March 20

Tickets for the Annual Service Awards Luncheon will be on sale starting March 20. The tickets are $12. State, Corporation and ASI employees with milestone service anniversaries in 2016 will be honored at the luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 13, in Chumash Auditorium. Tickets are available from Tracy Watson in ASI at ext. 6-1292 and Jennifer Luedtke, Corporation, at ext. 6-2849. Photos are also being compiled for a slide show presentation at the luncheon. Send scanned photos of the awardees to by Friday, March 31. Seating is limited, so purchase tickets early to ensure you are able to attend this special event.

Service Learning Expo to be Presented on March 13

Service Learning Faculty Fellows for the 2016-17 academic year will present the Service Learning Expo of course redesign proposals from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 13, in the Science Building (No. 52), Room E29. The event is organized by the Center for Service in Action and the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology. The event will be an opportunity to view and discuss the latest innovations of service learning developed by faculty. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Anurag Pande, faculty liaison for Service Learning, at, or Bradley Kyker, senior coordinator for the Center for Service in Action, at

Nominate a Faculty Advisor for the Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award by March 14

The Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award recognizes a faculty member who has had a positive influence on students through academic advising. The award recipient will receive a $2,000 cash stipend and be recognized by President Armstrong at Fall Conference in addition to having his or her picture and award citation posted in Kennedy Library. One faculty member will be recognized annually. Please note that the nomination should describe the nominee’s academic advising services, activities and interactions as distinct from the nominee's teaching responsibilities, as well as include any special activities that relate to student development. Faculty, staff and current students are eligible to nominate faculty for this award; however, at least one letter must come from a current student, and no self-nominations will be recognized. Nomination information and a link to the nomination form can be found here. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 14. Anyone with questions can contact Shelly Wolf at ext. 6-5709 or

CalPERS Workshops Coming to Cal Poly on March 15

California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) retirement workshops are coming to Cal Poly. Learn more about your retirement benefits, how to plan and prepare, and the retirement process. The workshops will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, in the Advanced Technology Laboratories (No. 7), Room 2. To register, go to your MyCalPERS login at  and follow these instructions: “How to Enroll in a Class through MyCalPERS.” Don’t have a MyCalPERS account? Follow these simple instructions: “How to Register for MyCalPERS Account.” Attendance is subject to supervisory approval and based on department needs. Anyone with questions can contact Human Resources at ext. 6-5436.

Student Affairs to Host California College Personnel Association Spring Institute

The Student Affairs Division is hosting the California College Personnel Association 2017 Spring Institute, "EDGES: Encouraging Dialogue and Generating Equitable Solutions," on campus Saturday, March 18. Attendees are in store for some great sessions, including a welcome from former ACPA president and current Cal Poly Vice President for Student Affairs Keith Humphrey and a keynote address from ACPA Executive Director Cindi Love. Early registration is encouraged as it is anticipated that attendance capacity will be reached for this event. The cost is $30 for graduate students, $60 for ACPA/CCPA members and $100 for non-members. Learn more about the institute on the CCPA's website or on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Campus Announcements

Join Us Tomorrow, March 9, for Poly Gives: One Day, Many Gifts (and Free Food!)

On Thursday, March 9, the Annual Giving Department welcomes students, staff, faculty, alumni, parents and friends to participate in the university's inaugural, campuswide Day of Giving, Poly Gives. A 30-hour digital-giving campaign, Poly Gives is part of a greater movement on campus to cultivate a spirit of philanthropy among current students, graduates and the Cal Poly community. While alumni, parents and friends are encouraged to make a gift to "the Cal Poly they love," students will be encouraged to show their Cal Poly spirit by writing personal thank you notes to donors (phonathon students will host tables across campus) and participating in social media contests with the #PolyGives hashtag. Students, faculty and staff are invited to wear their Cal Poly gear and join the campus community for the Poly Gives UU Hour Takeover at 11 a.m. in the UU Plaza for free food and giveaways, a 360-degree photobooth and more. Adding to the fanfare, KCPR will be live broadcasting from UU Hour, Campus Dining will have special taster booths set up throughout the Plaza with free food samples, and the first 250 students to write a thank you card will receive a free Poly Gives T-shirt. We encourage you to join us in person and/or participate in our social media buzz, which will include challenges for prizes and club scholarship funds! For more info on the Day of Giving campaign, which kicks off Wednesday evening on Cal Poly Founder’s Day, visit — or contact the Annual Giving Department (Melody Klemin, Chris McBride or Cathee Sandstrom) at ext. 6-5724.

Cal Poly Earth Week Proposals Due March 22

The Energy, Utilities, and Sustainability Department is looking for presentation or activity proposals from the campus community for Earth Week. The series begins with Zero Waste Day on Tuesday, April 25; continues with Climate and Clean Technology Day on Wednesday, April 26; and ends on Thursday, April 27, with Local Food and Water Day. Faculty, staff and students should submit a form for each proposed presentation, activity or to reserve a booth. Proposals can include movie screenings, tours or panels. Presentations will be sorted based on the theme of the day and room availability. Selected presenters will be notified by April 1 and communication will include information to schedule your time slot based on availability. Proposals are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 22. Questions? Email Kylee Singh at or visit

Student Academic Services to Move This Summer

Coming summer 2017, Student Academic Services will move to the Science Building (No. 52). Students and colleagues will be able to visit the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), Cal Poly Scholars program, and the SAS main office in this new location. The department looks forward to the change, as it will be closer to the campus core and additional student resources. Student Academic Services staff will continue to be available at their same phone numbers and email addresses. Also, the previously announced Cal Poly Dream Center will open in the Science Building in spring 2017.

Training Offered on Supporting Undocumented Students

The Undocumented Student Working Group, part of the Office of University Diversity and Inclusivity, offers a three-part, five-hour UndocuAlly Training series for faculty, staff, administrators and students interested in learning how to support undocumented students academically and socially at Cal Poly. Register online for winter quarter trainings or visit the working group’s website for more information. The group can also be reached via email at

Program 'Seconds to Save Lives: Surviving an Active Shooter Incident' Open to Campus Community

All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend "Seconds to Save Lives: Surviving an Active Shooter Incident" presented by University Police Chief George Hughes from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, March 9, and from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 16, in UU 220. The purpose of this program is to educate individuals on the proper response to an active shooter situation, explain how law enforcement responds, and discuss what we can do to mitigate injury and the loss of life. If you have questions, contact the University Police Department at ext. 6-6654 or

Nominate a Graduate for One of Cal Poly's Highest Honors

Here's your chance to nominate a fellow graduate to receive one of Cal Poly's highest honors: the Cal Poly Alumni Association's Distinguished Service and Sandra Gardebring Ogren Leadership Awards. Each year the CPAA grants the Sandra Gardebring Ogren Leadership Award to a person who has made a significant contribution to the success of Cal Poly, and the Distinguished Service Award to a graduate who has distinguished him or herself through their service to Cal Poly. Submissions must be received by March 15. Pictured above is 2016 Distinguished Service Award winner Charles E. Bell Jr. with President Armstrong and CPAA President Rik Floyd.

Cal Poly Launches CalFresh Outreach Project to Minimize Food Insecurity

Nearly 40 percent of U.S. college students face hunger and food insecurity (lack of or anxiety about adequate food). At Cal Poly, at least 6,000 students are estimated to be food insecure. Hungry students are more likely to encounter academic difficulties and are at higher risk for dropping out. Eleven CSU campuses, including Cal Poly, are taking part in a major CalFresh Outreach project. This effort aims to enroll eligible students in CalFresh, a federal program that provides food money for individuals who qualify. The average participant receives about $150 per month for food. Eligibility requirements can be discussed confidentially, and students can begin the online application with help from trained CalFresh Outreach staff every Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Campus Health and Wellbeing Room in the Health Center (No. 27), Room 173B, main floor. The application process is easy and mostly online. More information is available by emailing the CalFresh Outreach team at or by calling or texting 805-399-0236.

Student Tax Preparation Clinics Continue Through March 18

Accounting students and faculty will continue to prepare tax returns at no charge through its annual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program through March 18. The clinics, now in its 25th consecutive year, are held on campus from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays on the third floor of the Business Building (No. 3). More than 125 IRS-certified students in this Learn by Doing senior project class prepare basic forms, including 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, 540, 540A, 540EZ and some supporting forms for local residents and students earning less than $54,000 per year. No appointments are needed; people will be served on a first-come basis. Orfalea College of Business faculty and volunteer certified public accountants will review and file the forms. Cal Poly students will also staff clinics in partnership with the United Way in San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria on Saturdays through April 1, but will be closed March 25. To make an appointment at one of the United Way clinics off campus, call 805-922-0329, ext. 103. For more information on the VITA program, call ext. 6-2667 (English and Spanish) or visit

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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. 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 Friday prior to publication.


Ethnic Studies Class to Host Hip Hop Symposium on March 8

Ethnic Studies 310: Hip-Hop, Poetics and Politics will host the third annual Winter Hip-Hop Symposium from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, in Chumash Auditorium. This event is a showcase of all the elements of hip-hop including emceeing, deejaying, breakdancing and graffiti writing. The performers are Cal Poly students, yet the event will end with featured rapper Bambu from Oakland. The symposium is sponsored by the Office of University Diversity and Inclusivity, the Ethnic Studies Department and the Multicultural Center. Attendance is free and the public is invited to jam with the group as it highlights conscious lyrics in a positive environment. For more information, contact Jenell Navarro at or ext. 6-1467.

Cal Poly Wind Bands’ Winter Concert Set for March 17

Cal Poly’s Winter Band Concert featuring the 70-member Wind Ensemble and 80-member Wind Orchestra is set for 8 p.m. Friday, March 17, in Harman Hall of the Performing Arts Center. The Wind Orchestra will begin the concert with a set of works for concert band including “Variations on ‘America’” by Charles Ives, “Trauermusik” by Richard Wagner, “Riften Wed” by Julie Giroux and “The Thunderer” by John Philip Sousa. The concert continues with two works for reduced instrumentation, featuring performers from the Wind Ensemble. The brass and percussion will present “Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare” by Richard Strauss. Then, select members of the Wind Ensemble will accompany music and economics student Kelsey Beisecker as she performs Cécile Chaminade’s “Concertino” for solo flute. The Wind Ensemble will also perform “Esprit de Corps” by Robert Jager, “Give Us This Day” by David Maslanka, “Only Light” by Aaron Perrine, and “Country Band March” by Charles Ives and “Ringmaster’s March” by John Mackey. Andrew McMahan, director of bands, and Christopher J. Woodruff, associate director of bands, will conduct the concert. 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 Arab Music Ensemble to Perform with Guest Artists March 18

The Arab Music Ensemble and guest artists will perform a program of music and dance from North Africa, the Eastern Mediterranean and the larger region at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 18, in Harman Hall in the Performing Arts Center. The ensemble will perform works by some of the most celebrated composers, performers and poets of the region. The show will also include traditional and contemporary genres such as the muwashshah, one of the oldest continuously performed art-music genres in the world. Additional genres to be performed come from the shared music traditions of the Ottoman era, including the short introductory dulab and the more elaborate samai with its 10-beat metric mode. The Arab Music Ensemble is a multi-instrumental orchestra and choir with vocal and instrumental soloists. Critically acclaimed guest artists joining the ensemble from the San Francisco, Los Angeles and Sacramento areas will include Amel Tafsout on dance choreography, Ishmael on qanun (trapezoidal zither), Fathi Aljarrah on kamanja (Arabic violin), Hector Bezanis on nay (reed flute), and Fella Oudane on Arabic percussion. San Luis Obispo dance directors Jenna Mitchell and Sandra Sarrouf will lead the dance troupe. Cal Poly Music Professor Ken Habib, a composer, performer and scholar in the field of ethnomusicology, will direct the show. 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.

Sarajevo Photographer's Series on Display Through March 24

“Sarajevo 1992-1995: Years of Peril,” a photographic series taken during the war by artist Milomir Kovačević, is on display at the University Art Gallery though Friday, March 24. Kovačević is a photographer from Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with a prolific career both in his homeland and in Paris, where he has been living and working since 1995. Between 1978 and 1995, he was a photographer for various journals in Sarajevo. He earned acclaim for his images of prisons, flea markets, rock concerts, soccer fans, political rallies, and most significantly, the war. In 2007, the president of France awarded him the National Order of Merit at the rank of Knight (Chevalier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite) for his achievements in photography. During the siege of Sarajevo (1992-96), Kovačević took more than 30,000 black-and-white photographs — images that captured the paradoxes of life inside the besieged city and depicted in a non-commercialized fashion the tragedy and humanity of his fellow citizens. A reception will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 16, for the show in the University Art Gallery. The gallery is free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. It is in Room 171 in the Dexter Building (No. 34). Learn more here.

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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.


For an overview of up-to-date sports information, photos and videos, visit Students always get in free. Faculty and staff discounts are available.

Upcoming Events @ Home

Wednesday, March 8
Men’s Tennis vs. Middle Tennessee State, Mustang Courts, 12 noon.

Friday, March 10
Baseball vs. Loyola Marymount, Baggett Stadium, 6 p.m.

Saturday, March 11
Baseball vs. Loyola Marymount, Baggett Stadium, 6 p.m.

Sunday, March 12
Baseball vs. Loyola Marymount, Baggett Stadium, 1 p.m.

Monday, March 13
Baseball vs. Gonzaga, Baggett Stadium, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, March 15
Softball vs. Northern Colorado, Bob Janssen Field, 2 and 4 p.m.

Thursday, March 16
Beach Volleyball vs. Benedictine, Pismo Beach Pier, 9 a.m.
Beach Volleyball vs. UCLA, Pismo Beach Pier, 1 p.m.

Friday, March 17
Baseball vs. Wichita State, Baggett Stadium, 6 p.m.

Saturday, March 18
Baseball vs. Wichita State, Baggett Stadium, 6 p.m.

Sunday, March 19
Baseball vs. Wichita State, Baggett Stadium, 1 p.m.

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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.

#104376 — Director of Development, CENG (Administrator I), College of Engineering — Advancement. Salary commensurate with background and experience. Open until filled.

#104270 — Matching Gifts Coordinator (Administrative Support Coordinator I), University Development. $2,846-$4,619 per month. Open until filled. Review begins March 14.

#104372 — Lead Information Architect/SEO Specialist (Information Technology Consultant — Career), University Marketing. $4,372-$9,683 per month. Open until filled. Review begins March 27.

#104350 — Technical Architect (Operating Systems Analyst — Expert), Information Technology Services — Enterprise Infrastructure Services. $6,249-$10,857 per month. Anticipated hiring range: $7,000 to $8,000 per month. Open until filled.  

***This internal recruitment is open to Cal Poly employees only (State, Corporation and ASI)***
#104379 — Business Transformation Manager (Administrator II), Administration and Finance — Office of Business Transformation. Salary commensurate with experience. Closes March 23.

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.

Executive Employment Opportunities

Candidates are asked to visit the Cal Poly Jobs website to view detailed information about the following vacancy and to complete the management application to apply for the position. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please submit all requested application materials as attachments to your online application. For assistance, call Academic Personnel at ext. 6-6574.

#104349 — Dean, College of Engineering (Administrator IV). Open until filled; review begins March 30.

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.

There are no listings at this time.

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