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Cal Poly Report — May 3, 2017


Cal Poly Receives CSU-Record $110 Million Gift from Alumnus
William L. Frost

Demonstrating unprecedented support for the nation’s largest public university system and specifically for undergraduate research, CSU alumni William and Linda Frost have given a CSU-record $110 million to the College of Science and Mathematics. The gift is among the largest ever to public higher education in California. The Frosts’ generosity will transform science and mathematics education by greatly enhancing the resources for undergraduate research. A new interdisciplinary research center will contain almost 18,000 square feet of science and mathematics facilities. In addition, the Frosts’ donation includes $3.6 million annually to support student scholarships and research stipends, cutting-edge equipment and instrumentation, and expanded hiring of instructors, giving faculty members more time to mentor undergraduate students in research. “Bill and Linda’s gift will impact the lives of countless Cal Poly students, right now and far into the future,” said Cal Poly President Armstrong. In developing a new vision for Cal Poly’s undergraduate science and mathematics academic and research program, Bill Frost worked closely with his longtime friend, College of Science and Mathematics Dean Phil Bailey. While designing the program, they concentrated on how to create the most positive and lasting impact on students. By enhancing undergraduate research experiences, the program will enrich students’ Cal Poly experience and make them top prospects for graduate schools and professional careers. Bill Frost graduated from Cal Poly with a degree in biochemistry, and Linda Frost earned a degree in biology from San Jose State University. Go to Cal Poly Magazine to learn more.

Cal Poly Again Named One of the Best Value Colleges in U.S.

Forbes magazine has once again named Cal Poly as one of America’s Best Value Colleges. Cal Poly was the seventh best value among California public universities and ranked 73rd overall among all U.S. schools. In determining the list, the magazine sought to provide high school students and their families a list of schools that offer the most value for the dollar. The 2017 Best Value College ranking indexes 300 schools that deliver the best bang for the tuition buck based on tuition costs, school quality, post-grad earnings, student debt and graduation success.

Center for Service in Action Receives Make a Difference Day Award

The Center for Service in Action has received a 2017 Make a Difference Day national award and, in turn, selected El Camino Homeless Organization (ECHO) in Atascadero as the recipient of a $10,000 award donation. Tegna Inc., announced the winners and provided the donation along with its partner, Arby’s Foundation. Cal Poly was one of 14 organizations nationwide to receive the award. “I am honored that our Center for Service in Action has been recognized for its positive work in our community,” said Jason Mockford, director of Leadership and Service. “I am even more pleased that this recognition will benefit ECHO, a tremendous community partner with an amazing staff dedicated to helping solve homelessness in San Luis Obispo County.” Learn more here.

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Student Success

Greek Life Councils Recognized at National Leadership Conference

Cal Poly’s Greek organizations won several nationally recognized awards at the Association of Fraternal Leadership and Values Conference in early April. The Interfraternity Council received the “Best in the West” Jellison Award for outstanding performance in council management, philanthropy and community service, public relations, risk reduction and management, self-governance and judicial affairs. The Panhellenic Council also earned “Best in the West” with the Sutherland Award, which recognized the organization for academic achievement, council management, leadership and educational development, membership recruitment, public relations, risk reduction management, self-governance and judicial affairs. In addition, the Cal Poly United Sorority and Fraternity Council earned its first award in council management. The three Greek councils comprise nearly 20 percent of the student body. Read more here.

Freshman Named Treasurer of California FFA State Officer Team

Bioresorce and agricultural engineering freshman Armando Nevarez has been elected treasurer of the California FFA State Officer Team. He will serve alongside five colleagues in 2017-18, traveling the state and representing the organization. Nevarez, a first-generation college student form Holtville, California, will take a year off from his studies at Cal Poly to fulfill his duties as a state officer. He was elected to the position April 24 in front of more than 7,000 people at the FFA state conference held at Fresno’s Selland Arena after an intense five-day interview process.“FFA has given me a lot of direction in life,” Nevarez said. “Agricultural education doesn’t tell you what to do; it prepares you for what you want to do. Serving as an officer will strengthen my leadership skills and allow me to advocate for what I believe in.” Agricultural education Professor Sherri Freeman said the opportunity offers an unparalleled Learn by Doing experience. Read more here. (Nevarez is fourth from left in a photo of California FFA state officers.)

Students Take First at Annual Agri-Marketing Competition

Cal Poly’s National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) student marketing team won first place at the annual national marketing competition in Dallas, beating out 29 other schools from the U.S. and Canada for the championship title. Students on the 2017 NAMA team developed a marketing strategy for creating a value-added consumer product using grape pomace left over from the wine making process. The product, Rise, is a line of baking-mix products that offers added protein, fiber, and antioxidants compared to traditional competitors, with drastically lower levels of sugar. Through extensive primary and secondary market research, the team crafted a complete strategy for launching the product into the retail market presented in the form of a five-page written executive summary and a 20-minute presentation on the marketing strategy. This is the third time in the last four years that Cal Poly has won first place at the event.

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Faculty & Staff

Undocumented Student Working Group Honors Immigrants

Cal Poly’s Undocumented Student Working Group held an event May 1 to honor documented and undocumented immigrants and their contributions to the community. Working group members joined broader national efforts to support laborers on May Day by recognizing and advocating for all immigrants, regardless of their documentation status. “Our economy relies on the labor of immigrants, particularly undocumented immigrants, who are often underpaid,” said Casey McCullough, a California State University STEM VISTA AmeriCorps member supporting undocumented students at Cal Poly. Jane Lehr, a faculty member with the Undocumented Student Working Group, said the event was “an opportunity for the Cal Poly and Central Coast communities to affirm our commitments to educational equity and opportunity for all students, regardless of their or their family’s immigration status, and to the development and implementation of fair and just immigration policies.” Learn more here.

Workshops Available on Unconscious Bias on May 3 and 19

We all have hidden or unconscious biases, but what can we do about them? Faculty and staff are invited to learn about diversity and inclusion at Cal Poly, how to recognize areas where unconscious bias may surface, identify strategies for avoiding bias, and learn resources available for additional learning and involvement at the "Exposing Hidden Bias Workshop." It will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, and again from 10:30 a.m. to noon Friday, May 19, in Engineering IV (No. 192), Room 224. The workshop will be facilitated by Kari Mansager from the Office of University Diversity and Inclusivity, and Lanaya Gaberel from Employee and Organization Development. Sign up through SkillPort.

Faculty and Staff Mixer to be Held at Myron’s on May 4

Myron’s, Cal Poly’s bistro-style restaurant, is hosting a faculty and staff mixer from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 4. The event will feature menu tastings as well as beer and wine for a cost of $5 per guest. The mixer will offer a special tasting of Myron’s new spring menu including a poke trio, chop salad and burger sliders. Myron’s is located upstairs in the Dining Complex (No. 19), across from the Recreation Center. For additional information, visit

Poly Trekkers Program has Limited Availability This Summer

The Orfalea Family and ASI Children’s Center has limited availability for this summer’s Poly Trekker Program. The program is for children who have completed kindergarten through fourth grade. It will run from June 26 through Aug. 18 and will be closed on July 4. Weekly sessions are available. Full-time spots are available in the following sessions:
— Session 1: June 26-30.
— Session 2: July 3-7.
— Session 7: Aug. 7-11.
— Session 8: Aug. 14-18.
There are also Tuesday/Thursday spots available in Sessions 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8. Call ext. 6-1267 for more information.

Faculty Encouraged to Take Survey on Student Engagement

Faculty members are being asked to take the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE), which asks questions about student engagement at Cal Poly from the faculty perspective. FSSE is administered every three years and accompanies a student version that is administered simultaneously — the National Survey of Student Engagement. Faculty are also asked to encourage first-year and senior students to fill out the NSSE. First-year and senior students can access the NSSE link in their Student Portal or email. FSSE and NSSE responses are confidential. More information about FSSE is available on the FSSE website.

Free Biometric Screenings Available on May 10

Human Resources has announced that free biometric screenings are available to all employees. Anthem Blue Cross and Maxim Health Systems will be on campus conducting the screenings from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, in Room 2 of the Advanced Technology Laboratories (No. 7). The 15-minute exam provides immediate results for blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and body mass index (BMI). Participation is by appointment only. Go here to reserve your spot. Participation can earn you points in the 31 Days of Wellness Campus Challenge hosted by Campus Health and Wellbeing. Register for that challenge here.

Administration and Finance to Host Open Forum on May 12

The Administration and Finance Division Business Connection (ABC) is hosting an open forum from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 12, to discuss the creation of University Campus Program funds and updates to current fund authorized signers in DocuSign Powerform. The forum will be held in the Baker Center (No. 180), Room 101. Anyone with questions can email

Timeline for 2019-21 Catalog Review Cycle Now Available

The timeline for the 2019-21 catalog review cycle is now available in the Curriculum Handbook. Proposals for the new catalog must be submitted and fully approved by departments and colleges by May 1, 2018. Also, refer to the Curriculum Handbook to see what types of proposals may be considered for the recently published 2017-19 catalog and for information on using the Curriculum Management system, Cal Poly's web-based curriculum authoring, editing and approval tool. Questions may be directed to the Registrar's Office at

'Thriving in a Chaotic World' Workshop Set for May 11

Join Employee and Organization Development when it hosts the "Thriving in a Chaotic World" workshop from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 11, in the Advanced Technology Laboratories Keck Lab (No. 7, Room 2). This workshop offers practical ideas to reduce stress right away as an overall lifestyle change. The workshop will cover causes of stress, the art of resiliency, mindset and attitudes, habits and actions, connections and relationships, and using LifeMatters (Cal Poly’s Employee Assistance Program). To register, click here and select “Enroll” on the SkillPort site.

Cal Poly Women's Club Luncheon Set for May 20

Mark your calendars for the annual Cal Poly Women’s Club luncheon on May 20 at the San Luis Obispo Country Club, 255 Country Club Drive in San Luis Obispo. This year’s program includes recognition of the club’s past presidents, a fashion show with apparel from Rosa’s Boutique in Pismo Beach and the installation of the 2017-18 officers. For more information, contact Pat Iqbal at

Thousands of Free Online Courses Available in Open Labs

Employee and Organization Development is offering open labs where you can take online training courses of your choice. Labs are offered from 9 to 11 a.m. on Fridays in the University Police Building (No. 36), Room 105. Feel free to come and go anytime during the two-hour block. Open labs allow you to schedule time in a quiet environment away from your desk where you can work at your own level and pace on topics of interest. Resources include thousands of online, self-paced courses that range from 30 minutes to several hours in length, all of which can be viewed in short sections until completed. Topics range from desktop software, such as Excel, Access and PowerPoint; to business skills, such as meeting facilitation, project management and interpersonal skills like emotional intelligence and cross-cultural communication. A learning specialist will be present to provide assistance accessing the learning system or finding an appropriate course. View available dates and sign up here or just stop by. Please bring headphones if you have them. Anyone with questions can contact Employee and Organization Development at or ext. 6-7478.

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Campus Announcements

Campus Invited to Celebrate Diversity Award Winners May 18

The Office of University Diversity and Inclusivity and the Inclusive Excellence Council welcomes students, faculty and staff to celebrate the finalists and winners of the President’s Diversity Awards from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 18. The awards ceremony will take place in the Kennedy Library Atrium (No. 35). Light refreshments will be provided.

Community Service Awards to be Presented May 11

The 31st annual Cal Poly Community Service Awards will be presented to students, faculty, staff and community agencies from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 11, in the Performing Arts Center Lobby. The awards recognize contributions that impact unmet community needs and partnerships built between the university and community agencies. Reservations are requested by May 5 and can be made by contacting Philip Goodwin in the Center for Service in Action at or ext. 6-5338. For more information, visit the Dean of Students website.

1901 Sale to be Held May 11 at University Store

To commemorate Cal Poly’s founding in the year 1901, the on-campus University Store will be holding a special sale for one day only on Thursday, May 11. Select Cal Poly sweatshirts will be sold for $19.01 plus tax from 9 a.m. until supplies last. All sales are final. For additional information on University Store events, visit the Events and Discounts page.


Next Workshop in Spring Quarter 'Teach On' Series Set for May 4

Due to the overwhelmingly positive response from the Winter Teach-In, the Office of University Diversity and Inclusivity announces its first ever "Teach On!" series for spring quarter. Faculty will present workshops from 11 a.m. to noon most Thursdays in the Erhart Agriculture Building (No. 10), Room 222. The series on Thursday, May 4, will focus on "Beyond Bathrooms: Supporting Trans* and Non-Binary Students in College and Beyond," featuring Jay Bettergarcia of the Psychology and Child Development Department.  All events are open to the campus community. For more information, contact

Preschool Learning Lab Spaces Available Starting Fall Quarter

The Preschool Learning Lab has full day openings for preschool children ages 3 to 5 starting this fall. The Psychology and Child Development Preschool Learning Lab provides a high-quality preschool environment that supports the developmental needs of the whole child in a warm, nurturing, play-based environment. A focal point of the Preschool Learning Lab curriculum is to offer innovative inquiry-based learning experiences that support children’s natural interest and engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). For more information, contact Patty Clarkson at or visit the website at

Programs to Recognize Mental Health Awareness Month in May

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Here's how you can get involved:
— Invite a guest speaker from Counseling Services to speak to your class, club or department. Presentation topics can include college student mental health, college students and substance (mis)use, QPR Suicide Prevention Certification, and stress management, as well as the Red Folder: Assisting Students in Distress training.
— Attend a free QPR Suicide Prevention Certification Training with Counseling Services from 3:10 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 16. Reservations are required.
— Attend a free Mindful Monday: Stress and Anxiety Release Workshop at 4:10 p.m. any Monday with Counseling Services. Drop-ins are welcome.
— Attend a free Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Certification Training with Counseling Services from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 19. Lunch is included; reservations are required.
For more information about Mental Health Awareness Month or to sign up for any of the above programs, contact Hannah Roberts, assistant director of Community Prevention and Outreach–Counseling Services, at Go here for more information.

Campus Community Invited to Launch of Book Exploring Learn by Doing Impact

The campus community is invited to a book launch celebration for "More than a Motto: The Meaning Behind Cal Poly's Learn by Doing Signature" from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 19, at the University Art Gallery in the Dexter Building (No. 34). The book’s 22 case studies highlight unique and important contributions from students, faculty and staff to the university’s Learn by Doing philosophy. Each case study was selected by an editorial board with representation from across campus and exemplifies educational excellence in the colleges as well as through co-curricular and multidisciplinary campus activities. In the spirit of Learn by Doing, the book was written and designed by four faculty and staff members with assistance from students during the design process; students in University Graphic Systems printed the book’s first 1,000 copies on its Heidelberg Press — the largest print job the students have ever undertaken. The book is dedicated to Dean Phil Bailey, a long-standing supporter of Learn by Doing. "From the outset with this project, the Cal Poly community has been incredibly supportive, and we appreciate the countless contributors who've helped make this book a reality," lead author Brian Greenwood said. "The impact Learn by Doing has on the campus culture is palpable, and we're excited to celebrate and highlight that which makes Cal Poly truly unique." The book will be available for purchase at the event, and a dedication ceremony for Bailey will take place from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Learn more here.

Kennedy Library Student Assistant Showcase Set for May 4

Join us for a showcase of library student assistant projects from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 4, in Kennedy Library (No. 35), at the second floor Julian’s Café area. All are welcome to come learn about students’ contributions to University Archives digitization projects, creative peer-to-peer education models, and specialized support for data-intensive projects and programs. Attendees at this interactive, drop-in event will be able to discuss innovative student programs with library faculty, staff and student leaders.

Cal Poly Pier in Avila Beach to Open to Tours on May 6

Community members are invited to bring the whole family and tour the Cal Poly Pier in Avila Beach from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 6. The spring open house will feature hands-on touch tanks full of live marine creatures, microscopes for viewing ultra-small sea creatures, and many more interactive displays. Kids can put their face in the water and breathe through a scuba respirator, learn why whales migrate and find out what a “red tide” is. Professors and students will be available to answer questions. Guests may tour the displays at their own pace and explore ongoing research into local marine life, including projects aimed at protecting Morro Bay’s ecosystem, sustaining local fisheries, and mapping ocean currents on the Central Coast. For more information, call ext. 6-6777. Rain will cancel the event. Learn more here.

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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.


Cal Poly Alumna to Present on Gershwin’s Concerto in F on May 5

Alumna Jessica Getman will give a presentation on George Gershwin’s Concerto in F at 3 p.m. Friday, May 5, in Room 218 of the Davidson Music Center (No. 45). Getman is the managing editor for the Gershwin Initiative at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, which is in the process of making a critical score of the concerto for publication. Timothy Freeze, the concerto’s primary editor, will join Getman to discuss the scope of the initiative, “The George and Ira Gershwin Critical Edition,” their experience of working with the Gershwin families and with Schott Music Publishing, and the process of making a critical score for a such a complex composition. On May 6, the San Luis Obispo Symphony will perform the Gershwin Initiative’s edition at 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. The performance will feature pianist Ji and will be conducted by Rei Hotoda, associate conductor of the Utah Symphony Orchestra. In addition to her work at the University of Michigan, Getman is a film musicologist focusing on music in television and science fiction media. A Cal Poly graduate, she holds two master’s degrees from Boston University in historical performance and musicology, and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. For more information, visit the Music Department calendar website or call ext. 6-2406.

Poetic Justice Project Performance Set for May 7

The Performing Arts Center presents a performance of "Time Will Tell" by the Poetic Justice Project at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 7, in the PAC pavilion. The Poetic Justice Project advances social justice by engaging formerly incarcerated people in the creation of original theatre that examines crime, punishment and redemption. Recommended for adult audiences, this performance is free and open to the public. A brief talk will follow. The event is sponsored by Outreach Services.


Banu Subramaniam to Present ‘Interdisciplinary Hauntings’ May 11

UMass Amherst Professor Banu Sabramaniam will give a talk, “Interdisciplinary Hauntings: Race, Gender, and the Practice of Science,” from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 11, in the Advanced Technology Laboratories (No. 7). In the talk, Subramaniam will highlight aspects of ecology and evolutionary biology to demonstrate how fundamental ideas of “variation” within biology are connected to ideas of diversity and difference in the humanities. She will also make a case for interdisciplinary work across the humanities and natural and social sciences while exploring how ideas of gender and race shape contemporary biological theories. For more information, contact Jane Lehr at or ext. 6-6442.

Pianist W. Terrence Spiller to Perform Beethoven Sonatas May 12

Pianist and Music Department Chair W. Terrence Spiller will give an all-Beethoven recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 12, in the Pavilion of the Performing Arts Center. The recital is the second in his survey of the complete piano sonatas of Beethoven. The program, which contains four sonatas, begins with Beethoven’s first piano sonata, Opus 2 No. 1 in F minor, followed by Opus 101 in A major, Opus 13 in C minor (“The Pathetique”), and concluding with Opus 31 No. 3 in E-flat major. 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. Proceeds will benefit the Cal Poly Music Department Scholarship Fund.

Winona LaDuke Speaking at PAC on May 16

The Office of University Diversity and Inclusivity welcomes students, staff, faculty and community members to attend the Inclusive Excellence Month keynote speaker event with Winona LaDuke from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, in the Performing Arts Center. LaDuke is an indigenous activist, environmentalist, economist and writer. LaDuke is known for her work on tribal land claims and preservation, as well as sustainable development.

Theatre and Dance Department Presents ‘Stupid F**king Bird’ on
May 11-13, 18-20

The Theatre and Dance Department will present Aaron Posner’s “Stupid F**king Bird” at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, May 11-13 and 18-20, in the Spanos Theatre. “It’s about love, art, revolution and a dead bird,” said Josh Machamer, theatre professor and director of the production. In this modern adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s early 20th century classic “The Seagull,” an aspiring young director yearns to break free from the shadow of his actress mother, while his young muse pines for the love of a renowned novelist. “Stupid F**king Bird” pits old versus young — then versus now — in search of a life of happiness among a world of disappointment. The production features the work of Theatre and Dance Department students, faculty and staff, including theatre arts senior Caroline Rein, who serves as costume designer; Thomas J. Bernard, costume design mentor; Clint Bryson, scenic designer and technical director; Sarah Bryan, costume shop supervisor; and theatre arts senior Logan Smith, lighting designer. In addition, about 40 students from a variety of majors are contributing to the production through construction, backstage work, management, publicity and performance. Tickets are available through the Performing Arts Ticket Office. For more information, contact Machamer at or at ext. 6-5560.

Numerous Free Music Department Recitals Offered in May

The Music Department has numerous free student recitals in May, and through the rest of the academic year. At 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, Polyrhythmics, Cal Poly's percussion ensemble, will perform in the Performing Arts Center Pavilion. The concert will carry the listener around the world as music is performed that evokes the power of Native American drumming, the island beauty of Hawaiian marimbas, the mystery of Aztec ritual ceremony and a piece performed entirely on pieces of wood. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 19, "An Evening of Woodwinds and Strings" will take place at the United Methodist Church in San Luis Obispo. Several music ensembles will perform a variety of traditional and contemporary repertoire featuring woodwind and string instruments. The concert will include performances by a woodwind quintet, saxophone quartet, string quintet, piano quartet, and clarinet and flute ensembles. At 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, "All That Brass" will also be presented at the United Methodist Church. Cal Poly's Brass Ensembles will perform. The centerpiece for the concert is “Divertimento for Brass and Percussion,” a well-known work by Czech-born American composer Karel Husa. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 9, the Cal Poly Trombone Choir will perform in the Performing Arts Center Pavilion. The group will demonstrate the power and tenderness of the trombone. The program will feature works by J.S. Bach, Richard Wagner and Gordon Jacob. For more information and a complete event listing, visit the Music Department calendar website or call ext. 6-2406.

University Art Gallery to Exhibit Student Art Through May 19

The University Art Gallery will present the “2017 Juried Student Exhibition,” a vetted showcase of work created by students in the Art and Design Department. The exhibit will continue through Friday, May 19. Jurors for this year’s exhibit are Emma Saperstein, gallery coordinator for the Harold J. Miossi Gallery at Cuesta College, and Hillary Amborn, founder and creative director of the graphic design firm Seachange Studio in San Luis Obispo. The University Art Gallery is free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and located on the ground floor of the Dexter Building (No. 34). For more information, contact Garet Zook at ext. 6-1571 or

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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

Friday, May 5
Softball vs. Hawai’i, Bob Janssen Field, 6 p.m.

Saturday, May 6
Softball vs. Hawai’i (DH), Bob Janssen Field, 2 p.m.

Friday, May 12
Baseball vs. CSUN, Baggett Stadium, 6 p.m.

Saturday, May 13
Baseball vs. CSUN, Baggett Stadium, 6 p.m.

Sunday, May 14
Baseball vs. CSUN, 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.

#104458 — Curriculum Analyst (Administrative Analyst/Specialist–Exempt I), Academic Affairs — Office of the Registrar. $3,897-$6,326 per month. Anticipated hiring range: $3,897-$4,287 per month. Open until filled. Review begins May 5.

#104470 — Information Technology Consultant–Career, Academic Affairs — College of Science and Mathematics. $4,372-$9,683 per month. Open until filled.

#104457 — Apple Systems Engineer (Operating Systems Analyst–Career), Information Technology Services — Customer and Technology Support. $4,372-$9,683 per month. Anticipated hiring range: $4,372 to $6,250 per month. Open until filled.

#104451 — Equipment Technician I–Mechanical 11/12, College of Architecture and Environmental Design. $3,134-$5,088 per month. Anticipated hiring range: $3,134-$3,448 per month. Open until filled. Review begins May 10.

#104407 — Laboratory Equipment Technician (Equipment Technician II–Electrical / Mechanical), College of Architecture and Environmental Design. $3,748-$6,082 per month. Anticipated hiring range: $3,748-$4,123 per month. Open until filled. Review begins May 10.

#104479 — Executive Assistant to the President (Confidential Administrative Support III), Office of the President. $4,978-$10,727 per month. Anticipated hiring range: $4,978-$7,500 per month. Open until filled. Review begins May 10.  

#104471 — Facilities Maintenance Mechanic, Facilities Services. $4,807-$6,142 per month. Open until filled. Review begins May 10.

#104466 — Facilities Project Supervisor, Facilities Services. $5,673-$7,189 per month. Open until filled. Review begins May 10.

#104444 — Automotive/Equipment Mechanic, Facility Services, $4,807-$6,142 per month. Open until filled. Review begins May 11.

#104358 — Learning Community Coordinator (Student Services Professional III), University Housing — Residential Life and Education. $4,204-$5,989 per month. Open until filled. Review begins May 9.

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.

#104467 — Full-Time Lecturer — Mathematics, College of Science and Mathematics, Mathematics. Open until filled.

#104435 — Tenure-Track Position — Beef Production Specialist, College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Science, Animal Science Department. Open until filled.

#104401 — Tenure-Track Position — Agricultural Education and Communications, College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Science, Agricultural Education and Communications Department. Open until filled.

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.

Custodial Assistant Supervisor, Campus Dining, $11.97-$17.95 per hour.

Director, National Network for Peer Accountability, Division of Student Affairs, $67,537-$101,316 annually.

Technology Transfer Associate, Office of Research and Economic Development, $67,537-$101,316 annually.

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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