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Cal Poly Report — May 31, 2017

Please note: Cal Poly Report will be published two more times this academic year, on June 7 and 14. It will be published monthly during the summer, on July 12, Aug. 9 and Sept. 6.


Bill Britton Named Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

William J. "Bill" Britton has been appointed to the role of vice president for information technology and chief information officer. Britton, who has been serving as interim chief information officer at the university since August 2015, brings almost 40 years of technology and cybersecurity expertise to Cal Poly with a background in government, higher education and the private sector. Prior to joining Cal Poly, Britton spent three years with Parsons, developing cyber strategy tools and processes for government, civil and critical infrastructure clients. He was first introduced to cybersecurity during his 20-year career as an intelligence officer and an electronic warfare officer in the U.S. Air Force. Learn more about ITS and its leadership team here.

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

Cal Poly Designated a 2016 Tree Campus USA for Third Year

For the third consecutive year, the Arbor Day Foundation has named Cal Poly a Tree Campus USA in recognition of outstanding work in promoting healthy trees on campus and engaging the campus community in tree conservation. Tree Campus USA identifies college and university campuses that manage their trees effectively while providing the campus population with resources and learning opportunities. Cal Poly was one of 11 California institutions to earn the honor. To qualify, the university met the program’s five core standards, which included having in place a tree advisory committee, campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and a student service-learning project. Cal Poly has 6,600 trees in its campus core and the largest variety of tree species on a university campus in the nation: 547 varieties, including 215 single-tree species. Learn more here.

Follett Higher Education to Operate University Store

Cal Poly Corporation has announced that it will soon transition management of the Cal Poly University Store to Follett Higher Education, bringing new products, savings and support for campus store customers.  Store operations under the new agreement include the on-campus University Store located in the University Union, Cal Poly Downtown and the University Store e-commerce site. The transition is scheduled for July 1. With this new partnership, faculty and students will have access to Follett's wide range of affordable course material choices. Cost-saving print options include used books and Follett’s text rental program that delivers significant savings compared to purchasing new. Follett also offers a number of digital academic tools that provide access to needed materials, including affordable open educational resources (OER) content and courseware. New store services also include Follett’s year-round buyback and price match programs. Learn more here.

Cal Poly Announces Keynote Speakers for Spring Commencement

Gary Erickson, the Cal Poly alumnus who founded Clif Bar & Company, a leading maker of nutritious and organic energy foods, and Phil Bailey, the university’s long-serving dean of the College of Science and Mathematics, will deliver keynote addresses at three spring 2017 commencement ceremonies June 17 and 18. Erickson (pictured), who graduated with a business administration degree in 1980, will address the College of Liberal Arts and Orfalea College of Business at 9 a.m. and the colleges of Engineering, and Architecture and Environmental Design at 3 p.m. on June 17. Bailey will address the colleges of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, and Science and Mathematics at 9 a.m. June 18. All ceremonies will take place in Spanos Stadium. Cal Poly will confer degrees on nearly 4,500 graduates. For more information about spring commencement, visit

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Student Success

University Art Gallery to Exhibit Work of Art and Design Seniors

Fourteen students will display their work to the public during a group show in June. The University Art Gallery will present “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, Mike Miller, Chloe Millhauser, Morgan Momsen, Robin Osgood, Ellie Ramsgard and Kody Riewthong. The exhibit will open with a reception at 4 p.m. Friday, June 2, 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

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Faculty & Staff

President's Diversity Award Winners Named

The 2017 President's Diversity Awards were celebrated in the Kennedy Library Atrium on May 18. The following awardees were recognized:
— Student Awardee: Zulema Aleman, psychology major.
— Staff Awardee: Justin Gomez, Orfalea College of Business advising (pictured in photo with Denise Isom of the Office of University Diversity and Inclusivity, and President Armstrong).
— Faculty Awardee: Jenell Navarro, Ethnic Studies Department.
— Campus Group/Department Awardee: Undocumented Student Working Group.
— Student Organization Awardee: American Indian Student Association.
Congratulations to all the nominees and award winners. The full list of finalists can be seen on the University Diversity and Inclusivity website.

Administration and Finance Division Announces Key Financial Leadership Appointments

The Administration and Finance Division (AFD) has announced two key appointments to leadership positions. Marc Benadiba has been named university controller, and Dave Marshall has been named director of university accounting and reporting. As controller, Benadiba (at left in photo) is chiefly responsible for Cal Poly’s financial services such as payroll, student accounts, general accounting, reporting and taxes. His background in accounting and finance includes 15 years of progressive responsibility within AFD. Previously, Benadiba spent 10 years working in private and public technology companies and three years in public accounting, focusing on tax and audit services. As the director of university accounting and reporting, Marshall is responsible for overseeing Cal Poly’s day-to-day operations of accounting, reporting and tax functions. Marshall’s accounting and finance background includes seven years with AFD in vital financial roles. Prior to that, he worked for four years in public accounting, focusing on audit services. Benadiba and Marshall both earned their bachelor’s degrees in business administration from Cal Poly and are certified public accountants.

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.

Last Faculty and Staff Mixer of the Year to be Held at Myron’s June 1

Myron’s, Cal Poly’s bistro-style restaurant, is hosting the final faculty and staff mixer of the academic year from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 1. The event will feature a special tasting as well as beer and wine for a cost of $5 per guest. The tasting will include buttermilk fried chicken sandwiches, panzanella salad, shrimp hush puppies, pupusas and a summer fruit crisp. There will also be a chance to meet the authors of "More than a Motto," a book that celebrates Cal Poly's unique institutional identity of Learn by Doing, and have a chance to win a free copy. Myron’s is located upstairs in the Dining Complex (No. 19), across from the Recreation Center. For additional information, visit

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 your professional success at Cal Poly. The focus will be ideas, opportunities and resources that can enhance your teaching. Hot breakfast and coffee are provided, so come hungry. Register by Monday, June 5, at this link. 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 that are 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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Lisa Bruce, financial aid counselor, is retiring on June 1. Bruce has always focused on serving and learning from students. She counts herself as fortunate to have worked closely with Student Affairs staff members and with WOW and Open House student teams while working in Orientation Programs from 2001-08 (now New Student and Transition Programs). The Cal Grant program has expanded under her oversight in Financial Aid, helping many students on their path toward graduation. Her next career stop will be event management consulting with RISE. Although Bruce will miss her Financial Aid family, she looks forward to devoting more time to her family, traveling and community service.

David Arndt, technician in the Physics Department, will retire in July after 33 years of service. Arndt joined the department in 1984 as an instructional support assistant. His many and varied responsibilities evolved to include demonstrations, lower- and upper-division laboratories, equipment maintenance and repair, inventory, purchasing, metal and woodworking, and safety coordination. He was essential in several department moves, most recently into the Baker Center. Arndt’s approachable demeanor, willingness to help with projects large and small, and fine workmanship have been appreciated by faculty, staff and students, and he will be missed. A reception for staff members retiring from the Physics Department will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 4, at Meadow Park in San Luis Obispo. All are welcome. View the online invitation for more information and to RSVP.

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 Employee 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).

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.

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 (No. 52) 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.

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).

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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In Memoriam

Jeff Danes, a marketing professor with a long history of innovation in marketing, died May 26. He retired in June 2016 after 29 years of service to Cal Poly but continued to teach courses in new product development and launch. Co-developer and founder of several companies and the owner of three patents, Danes had a long history of research and innovation in marketing, including publishing in top journals and co-developing the online brainstorming tool Dialogr, a software, systems and data-science startup based in San Luis Obispo. He was engaged in innovative packaging and plastics research and involved in the Cal Poly Packaging Research Consortium. Danes was also working on break-through research in branding, brand image measurement and brand relationships with Marketing Professor Jeffrey S. Hess. Danes earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from San Jose State University and a doctorate in communications, with an emphasis in statistics and mathematical modeling, from Michigan State University. Danes also served as head of the Business Administration Department in the late 1980s, and as a member of the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce's Technology Advocacy Commitee in 2011 and 2012.

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Campus Announcements

Join STRIDE for Its Monthly Seminar Series in June

Join STRIDE for its monthly research seminar from 11:10 a.m. to noon Monday, June 5, in the Kinesiology Building (No. 43-A), Room 261. Visiting dietitian Rebecca Byrne will present “Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood — An Australian Perspective.” Byrne is a postdoctoral research fellow within the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council-funded Centre for Research Excellence in the Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood in South Brisbane. Her research interests include ways of feeding young children, development of eating behaviors such as fussy eating, and improvement in measuring obesogenic behaviors. Email Casey Heaney at with any questions.

Next Workshop is June 1 in Spring Quarter 'Teach On' Series

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, June 1, will focus on "Climate Change, Evidence and Social Justice in a Changing Political Climate," featuring Ben Ruttenberg of the Biological Sciences Department. All events are open to the campus community. For more information, contact

Cal Poly Corporation Board of Directors to Meet June 2

The board of directors of the Cal Poly Corporation will hold a regular meeting at 8:30 a.m. Friday, June 2, in the Corporation Administration Building (No. 15), Conference Room 124, on campus. This is a public meeting. For further information about this meeting or to obtain a copy of the meeting agenda, contact Ann Roy at ext. 6-1131.

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

Student-Planned Hunger Awareness Day Set for June 1 in UU Plaza

A group of senior nutrition students from the Food Science and Nutrition Department, in conjunction with the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County, are hosting a Hunger Awareness Day event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 1, in the UU Plaza. Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to donate food or money to the Food Bank to support its countywide efforts to assist residents who are food insecure. The Food Bank will kick off its annual Hunger Awareness Day at the Downtown Farmers' Market in San Luis Obispo that evening, followed by an all-day campaign Friday, June 2, at various locations throughout the county. Additional details can be found at

2017 Engineering Project Expo to be Held June 2

The Engineering Project Expo, which features more than 200 projects, will be held Friday, June 2. The Club Hub features award-winning team projects; the Entrepreneur Zone displays innovations developed for marketability. Outstanding student awards will be presented from 2 to 3 p.m., and the project exhibition will be held from 3:30 to 6 p.m., both in Engineering Plaza. For more information, visit

Free Rec Fridays at the Recreation Center to be Offered in June

The Recreation Center invites eligible members of the Cal Poly community — alumni, employees, emeriti and the partners/dependents of existing members — to the Recreation Center as guests for the day, free of charge on June 2, 9 and 16. Guests will have full access to group fitness classes, locker rooms, gyms, exercise rooms, racquetball courts, pools and the ASI Poly Escapes Climbing Park. Photo ID and proof of eligibility are required for entry. Visit the Recreation Center website for a complete list of amenities and the group exercise class schedule. Recreation Center Membership Services can be reached at ext. 6-1366 or by emailing

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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.


RSVP XXII: ‘Wine – A Whimsical Commentary’ Set for June 1

The Music Department student production ensemble RSVP will stage the multi-layered production “RSVP XXII: Wine – A Whimsical Commentary” at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 1, in the Performing Arts Center Pavilion. This year’s show celebrates electroacoustic diversity, compositional risk and all things viniferous. Lighthearted on the surface, the story follows a wine tour group’s experience at a winery. But the production is all an allegory of more serious fare — the importance, even sacredness of what we share, particularly special food and drink. The show promises to be, as its title implies, whimsical, comedic, entertaining and fanciful. At once, it revels in and mocks aspects of wine culture. The show includes music and dance and theater from an extremely wide variety of styles. “This is an intentional attempt to push the concert-goers from the safe, obvious moorings of the surface story line,” says Antonio G. Barata, artistic director of the RSVP series. “It keeps people guessing, wondering what might come next, and makes them think beyond a simplistic interpretation.” The music, soundscape and staging combine the creativity of students in Barata’s Sound Design classes with the choreography of Diana Stanton, a Theatre and Dance Department faculty member, and the students in her dance classes. 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.

Jazz Night Concert on June 2 to Highlight Innovative Composers

The University Jazz Bands will present their annual Jazz Night Concert at 8 p.m. Friday, June 2, in Spanos Theatre. The concert will feature works from jazz composers who are pushing the boundaries of what jazz is and can be. The University Jazz Band I will perform two works by Grammy award-winning composer Jim McNeeley, who has composed for and led several prominent big bands. McNeeley’s “Finally” is a fascinating, asymmetric, post-bop composition; while “Absolution” is a haunting, ethereal work. Several jazz bands soloists will have the chance to offer their take on McNeeley’s themes through their improvisations. The University Jazz Band II will perform “Nightfall” by Adam Theis, the leader of the Jazz Mafia collective of jazz bands. Based in San Francisco, Theis is one of a younger generation of jazz composers and performers who are bringing rap and hip-hop into the contemporary big band. Also featured will be a humorous composition by Director of Jazz Studies Paul Rinzler that strings together a series of cliche endings, titled “One More Time.” 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.

Spring Band Concert set for June 3

The Spring Band Concert featuring the 70-member Wind Ensemble and 80-member Wind Orchestra is set for 8 p.m. Saturday, June 3, in Harman Hall of the Performing Arts Center. Titled “Winds of Change,” the performance features a range of works for wind band written in the past 20 years. The Wind Orchestra will begin the concert with “Red Rock Mountain” by Rossano Galante, “The Story of Anne Frank” by Otto M. Schwarz, Joel Puckett’s “Emory’s Barcarolle” and “Danzón No. 2” by Arturo Márquez. The concert continues with select members of the Wind Ensemble accompanying Emelia Banninger as she performs the first movement of Frigyes Hidas’ Concerto for Bassoon. Banninger is a music major who will graduate in June. The Wind Ensemble will also perform “Mother Earth Fanfare” by David Maslanka, “Butterflies and Bees” by Thomas Duffy, “Firefly” by Ryan George and “Red Cape Tango” by Michael Daugherty. 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.

Annual Performance Horse Sale to be Held June 3

Twenty-five horses, the majority of them bred, foaled and trained by Cal Poly students over a two-year period as part of the Quarter Horse Enterprise student project, will be auctioned at a sale from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 3. Fifteen 3-year-olds, seven 2-year-olds and three broodmares with foals will be auctioned, all trained by students to work cattle, ride on trails and perform arena work. All proceeds benefit the Cal Poly Equine Center. The event will begin with a silent auction, lunch at noon with a presentation by Professor Fernando Campos, followed by a preview of the horses and then a live auction at 2:30 p.m. Potential buyers will also be able to visit with the student trainers to learn more about the horses’ characteristics at a meet-and-greet from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 2.

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 their thesis projects 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 assemble to 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.

#104456 — College Grants Analyst (Administrative Analyst/Specialist – Non-Exempt), Academic Affairs — Research and Economic Development — Grants Development Office. Up to three positions available. $3,288-$5,695 per month. Open until filled.

#104504 — Digital Communications Specialist (Public Affairs/Communications Specialist II), College of Science and Mathematics — Dean Operations. $3,515-$5,704 per month. Open until filled. Review begins June 12.

#104497 — Custodian — Increased hours June-September, on-call September-December (continuous hiring), Student Affairs — University Housing. Temporary, one year with possible extension. $13.38-$21.72 per hour. Open until filled. Closes Dec. 31.

#104502 — Director, Academic Employment (Administrator II), Academic Personnel. Salary is commensurate with experience. Open until filled.

#104506 — Operations Support Coordinator (Administrative Support Coordinator II), Administration and Finance — Performing Arts Center. $3,115-$5,060 per month. Open until filled. Review begins June 8.

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.

Communications Specialist, Marketing and Communications, $44,033-$66,040 annually

Maintenance Supervisor, Campus Dining, $50,772-$76,148 per year

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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