Cal Poly Report — Dec. 6, 2017

Please note: Cal Poly Report will not be published during winter break. Weekly publication will resume Jan. 10, 2018.


Cal Poly Seeks Entries for Central California Angel Conference

Startups could receive up to $200,000 in angel-backed investments by applying for the Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s (CIE) Small Business Development Center (SBDC) 2018 Angel Conference. Entrepreneurs looking to participate must apply by Jan. 31. The cost is $99, which includes entrance and dinner for two to the March 29 event. Apply online at “The Angel Conference offers local startups a chance to connect with influential investors and obtain the resources and support they need to grow,” said Judy Mahan, director of the SBDC and CIE Incubator. Six selected finalists will pitch in front of angel investors and an audience at the conference. The investors will vote and invest up to $200,000 in the winning startup. Learn more here.

Photo of toys on a table at the 2016 toy drive at Cal Poly.

President and Mrs. Armstrong to Host Holiday Reception in PAC Lobby on Dec. 7

President Armstrong and his wife, Sharon, will host a holiday reception for faculty and staff from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, in the Rossi Grand Lobby of the Performing Arts Center's Christopher Cohan Center. Once again, in partnership with local nonprofit Jack's Helping Hand, guests are invited to bring a donation of a new, unwrapped toy or gift card that will be distributed to children throughout the community. Faculty and staff spouses and partners are welcome. Questions? Contact the Office of the President at ext. 6-6000 or email

Parking Ambassador Program Shifts Toward Education, Results in Drop in Citations

Since July, Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) has been working to introduce the parking enforcement team to the Cal Poly community as a collaborative partner on campus. TAPS launched the Parking Ambassador Program in an effort to minimize citations by focusing on parking services education. The ambassadors are looking to increase interactions with the campus community to help educate customers on how to comply with parking rules instead of automatically issuing citations. There has been an 80 percent drop in citations since the program was implemented. This new approach, designed to help permit holders better understand when and where they can park, is anticipated to create a better relationship between parking ambassadors and the Cal Poly community. Learn more about TAPS at

Help the PAC Support Residents in Need This Holiday Season

Help the Food Bank support neighbors in need this holiday season by donating non-perishable items.Consider donating non-perishable food items to the San Luis Obispo County Food Bank, and help feed the hungry in our community. The Performing Arts Center has two donation bins located in the Main Lobby. Over 46,000 San Luis Obispo County residents are food insecure, meaning one in six face hunger. Approximately 40 percent are children and 20 percent are seniors. The SLO County Food Bank distributed nearly 6 million pounds of food last year. Your contribution will help alleviate hunger and build a healthier community.

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Student Success

Construction Management Students Place Second in International Competition

From left to right are Kelly Williams and Carlye Cunningham of Cal Poly’s second-place team at the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Region 8, International Student Competition, along with their competition partners Jakub Smoleň and Jakub Leško from Czech Technical University in Prague.Two construction management students recently took second place in the fifth annual Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Region 8 International Student Competition. Kelly Williams and Carlye Cunningham were challenged to assume the role of contractor in the refurbishment of a 114-year-old building in Liverpool, England. Eleven teams from 11 universities, representing four countries, gathered at Liverpool John Moores University on Nov. 10 to create solutions to the competition prompt. Williams and Cunningham competed in a joint team, partnered with two students from the Czech Technical University in Prague. The teams were pressed to develop a plan for a six-story hotel tenant improvement project. Following the initial presentation, the judges deliberated and called back the top four teams for a question-and-answer session about the project. “The 20-minute interview portion was a great experience in thinking through difficult questions and answering on the spot in front of a crowd,” Williams said. “To prepare, we studied examples of management systems from various construction companies and had frequent Skype meetings with our teammates from Prague to exchange research findings and discuss strategy.” Read more here.

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Faculty & Staff

NRES Department Head Named One of the World’s Most Impactful Scientific Researchers

Cal Poly Professor Gregory BrownProfessor Gregory Brown, head of the Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences Department, has been named to the 2017 list of Highly Cited Researchers. Brown was included on the annual list produced by Clarivate Analytics, which recognizes the most frequently cited researchers in 21 fields of the sciences and social sciences, representing leading researchers whose papers have supported, influenced, inspired and challenged others. “I am honored to be named to the list recognizing some of the most forward-thinking scientists in the field,” Brown said. “Cal Poly is known for its high-quality undergraduate education across all disciplines. This international recognition confirms the university’s increasing impact in applied research and scholarship as well.” Brown is the first Cal Poly professor to be named to the list and the only professor from the California State University system to be included. Read more here.

Daniel Mata Named Emergency Services Coordinator for Department of Emergency Management

Daniel MataThe Department of Emergency Management (DEM) has announced that Daniel Mata has been selected as the new emergency management coordinator. Mata will serve as the secondary emergency manager on campus and one of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) directors. In this role, he will serve as the primary emergency manager when the director of emergency management is away from campus. Mata graduated from Cal Poly last June with a bachelor's degree in history. His experience includes serving with the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety, Cal Poly University Police Department, and the Cal Poly DEM in various student positions.

CIE Named Finalist for National Model Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Program Award

CIE is finalists for the USASBE Model Entrepreneurship Program AwardThe Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) was named a finalist for the 2018 United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) National Model Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Program award. The winner of the award will be announced during USASBE’s annual conference in January in Los Angeles. “We are honored to be selected as finalists for this award,” said CIE Interim Executive Director Jonathon York. “Everyone at the CIE has worked very hard over the years to build a quality interdisciplinary entrepreneurship program, and it is very gratifying for our efforts to be validated by our peers.” The USASBE bestows three National Model Program awards annually (undergraduate, graduate and doctoral). The awards are given to colleges and universities that have developed and offer high-quality innovative programs that educate and train future generations of entrepreneurs. Programs are evaluated on innovation, quality, comprehensiveness, sustainability, transferability, depth of support and impact.

Nominations Sought for 2017-18 Outstanding Student Employee Award

Faculty and staff members can show their appreciation for student employees by nominating them for the university's 2017-18 Outstanding Student Employee of the Year (OSEY) award. Nominees must have completed at least six months part-time student employment during the academic year June 1, 2017, to May 31, 2018. Eligible candidates include state, ASI and Corporation student employees. Nominees can be Federal Work-Study and non-Federal Work-Study students. The 2017-18 OSEY will be announced in April. The winner is entered into the state competition and may go on to the regional and national competitions. The national winner is announced during National Student Employment Week, held the second week of April. To print the 2017-18 OSEY nomination form, go to and click on the link under "Outstanding Student Employee of the Year." Nomination forms are due to Financial Aid by Friday, Feb. 9. Questions? Contact Barbara Rollins at ext. 6-6584 or

Nominations Sought for Outstanding Staff Award  

Staff employees, faculty members, and department or division heads are encouraged to submit nominations for the Outstanding Staff Award. The deadline to submit a nomination for the 2017-18 award is Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. To be eligible, nominees must be permanent, full-time employees of the university, corporation or ASI, who have completed at least three years of employment as of Dec. 31, 2017 (10-month employees are eligible). Employees represented by bargaining unit 3 (faculty), former recipients of the award, and student assistants are not eligible. The Outstanding Staff Award selection criteria and nomination form can be found on the Administration and Finance website.

Science of Happiness Workshop Series Offered by Employee and Organization Development

Beginning in January, Employee and Organization Development, in partnership with Campus Wellbeing, is facilitating a series of weekly lunchtime workshops based on the course “The Science of Happiness” created by UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center. The facilitated meetings — with quick videos, discussion and sharing, and available very short readings — will be held each Wednesday over the lunch hour. Workshops are divided into six topic areas. Each topic area is covered over a three-week period. Participants can choose to participate in one or more of the topics and share with others over three lunchtimes:
— Pathway 1: The Power of Social Connection
— Pathway 2: Compassion and Kindness
— Pathway 3: Cooperation and Reconciliation
— Pathway 4: Mindfulness
— Pathway 5: Mental Habits of Happiness
— Pathway 6: Gratitude
Interested participants can begin the registration process here.

Cal Poly Women’s Club ‘StrengthsFinder’ Workshop to be Held Jan. 27

The Cal Poly Women’s Club is hosting a Gallup StrengthsFinder workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 27, on campus. The workshop will be facilitated by Bay Area Certified Life Coach Sasha Mobley. Attendees will receive a StrengthsFinder 2.0 access code before the workshop in order to complete an assessment. During the workshop, participants will use tools to devise an approach to developing their natural talents into strengths. For more information and to sign up for the workshop, contact club Co-President Val Barboza at

New Book and Learning Circles Planned for Winter Quarter

An image of the cover of the book "3 Keys to Defeating Unconscious Bias."Employee and Organization Development has announced its Winter 2018 Book and Learning Circles. Book Circles has been expanded to include discussions related to videos, articles and online courses, known as Learning Circles. These different options are intended to address employees’ varied learning styles and provide opportunities that encourage open sharing, exploration and discourse. 
Book Circles: The Winter 2018 Book Circles involve reading a book over the course of three sessions. The first book, “3 Keys to Defeating Unconscious Bias” by Sondra Thiederman, is designed to motivate real change. Thiederman uses insightful anecdotes and creative activities to deliver a simple strategy — watch, think, act — that we can immediately apply to the task of overcoming the impact of unconscious bias. The second book, “Smarter Faster Better” by Charles Duhigg, explores eight different productivity hacks used by successful organizations and how they can make a difference to your business, management, and personal life.  The third book, “Nonviolent Communication” by Marshall B. Rosenberg, describes a style of communication that allows us to be very honest, hear others even in disagreement and move toward solutions that work for all without any criticism and without any intellectual diagnosis implying wrongness. Participants will receive a print copy of the book, with some books available as e-books and audiobooks.
Learning Circles: The Winter 2018 Learning Circles involve watching a video and participating in a discussion during a single lunchtime session. Session topics include leadership, diversity and inclusion, and happiness at work. Participants are welcome to join one or all sessions for an insightful and rich discussion. Participants will receive materials in advance of live sessions. To view a full description and register to attend, visit the Book and Learning Circles website.

Proposal Deadline is Dec. 11 for CSU Symposium on University Teaching

Logo for Productive Disruption, the 20th CSU symposium on university teaching at Cal Poly Pomona.Cal Poly Pomona will host the 20th annual Symposium on University Teaching in the spring, and there is still time to submit a proposal to present. The conference is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 13-14, 2018, and the proposal submission deadline is Monday, Dec. 11. The conference homepage, with the online submission form, can be found here. The conference theme is Productive Disruption” with a focus on how education can disrupt traditional barriers to success. The Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology will cover the conference registration fee for all Cal Poly presenters.

Learn About Managing Holiday Madness

While many of us find comfort in our holiday rituals, like spending time with loved ones and enjoying social events, there are aspects of the holiday season that can leave us feeling less than festive. To cope with these feelings requires some introspection and planning. Join Employee and Organization Development as we share a webinar from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Dec. 7, from our Employee Assistance Provider (EAP), Empathia, focused on "Managing Holiday Madness." In this webinar, participants will come to better understand their holiday stress and acquire stress management tools to help them embrace the holidays rather than dread them. Register on Skillsoft.

Wednesday Walks Planned with the Provost

The route for Wednesday Walks with the Provost.Make the most of the beautiful campus we work on, grab a colleague and meet up with Provost Kathleen Enz Finken for her Wednesday Walks. The weekly walks will be held Dec. 6 and Dec. 13; walks will resume on Jan. 3. The walks start at 12:10 p.m. outside the Administration Building (No. 1), head down North Perimeter Road to California Boulevard, and return on South Perimeter Road. The walk takes approximately 30 minutes at a moderate pace. Everyone is welcome and may join in at any point along the route. In the event the provost is off campus, another member of the executive leadership team will lead the walk. Rain or inclement weather will cancel the walk. Questions should be directed to the Office of the Provost at ext. 6-2186. Go to to view a map of the route.

Share Your Opinion on the Best Courses for Cal Poly Employees

Image of a person browsing courses on Skillsoft.Skillsoft has thousands of courses, videos and books on a wide variety of topics, like time management, Excel, process improvement, web development, mindfulness and cybersecurity. If you were going to recommend a course to a colleague, what topic would you choose and which course would you recommend? Employee and Organization Development is asking employees to take five minutes to find a course of interest, watch a portion of it, and tell them what you think. The top courses, books and videos will be published at Rate your choice here.

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Mariann Van Pelt is retiring from Cal Poly Corporation (CPC) on Dec. 15 after nearly 20 years of service. Van Pelt joined CPC in 1998 as an accounting supervisor followed by various roles including the accounting manager for Campus Dining for six years. Most recently, she has served as senior accounting manager for more than two years, overseeing all accounting records for CPC. Throughout her career at CPC, Van Pelt has influenced, facilitated or led various business process improvements, campus administrative policy developments and IT systems projects. She has made a significant impact during her tenure here and will be dearly missed by her colleagues. Her retirement plans include spending time with grandchildren as well as long and exciting RV road trips throughout the country with her husband. Colleagues are welcome to stop by the Cal Poly Corporation Building (No. 15), Room 116, to wish Van Pelt well in her retirement.

Perry Judd, interim director for Facilities Planning and Capital Projects (FPCP), is retiring in December after more than 12 years with Cal Poly. Judd joined FPCP in March 2005 as a project manager, followed by various roles, including senior project manager, assistant director and associate director. Judd managed the construction of many projects, including the $19 million Spanos Stadium renovation and Memorial Plaza, $28 million Construction Innovations Center, $3 million Simpson Strong-Tie Materials Demonstration Laboratory, $65 million Recreation Center expansion, and $102 million Baker Center (finish construction/commission phases). Most recently, Judd delayed his retirement to become interim director for FPCP and oversee the planning and design for current major construction projects, including the new yakʔitʸutʸu residence community, Vista Grande Replacement, I Field Turf, Utilidor Hot Water Replacement, Gold Tree Solar Farm, Oppenheimer Family Equine Center, and Baseball Clubhouse and Bleachers. Facilities Management and Development is hosting a reception honoring Judd from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, Dec. 8, in Facilities Building (No. 70), Conference Room 110. The campus community is invited.

Pete WoodworthPete Woodworth is retiring from Information Technology Services (ITS) on Dec. 11 after more than 30 years of service. Woodworth applied his passion for audiovisual technology and true craftsmanship to design hundreds of classrooms during his tenure at Cal Poly, including many of the most innovative instructional spaces on campus. He was also a pioneer in video-conferencing technology, serving as an advisor on the topic to the CSU system. In retirement, Woodworth looks forward to having more time to pursue his many creative interests, including photography, broadcast video production, audio production, blogging and playing the bass. Known by colleagues for daily hikes, or “walkies” as he would say, Woodworth will continue to serve as executive associate dog walker for his wife’s pet services business. He has documented his favorite Cal Poly trails at:

Carolyn Johnson of Academic Personnel will retire from Cal Poly on Dec. 30, after 34 years of service. Johnson began her Cal Poly career as a student assistant in Dexter Library in 1979 and in 1983 was hired full-time as a staff member in the health center. In 1984 she joined a small team supporting faculty personnel administration within the campus personnel office, shortly after implementation of the inaugural 1983 faculty collective bargaining agreement. During her tenure, Academic Personnel’s staffing has more than tripled. For the last several years, Johnson has served as the staff supervisor for academic employment. She has had a tremendous impact developing efficient business processes to serve our campus, including the academic employment processes for International, Graduate and Extended Education. Her retirement plans include extended RV road trips throughout the Pacific Northwest with her husband and enjoying the four seasons and outdoor lifestyle of central Oregon, where they hope to relocate. A retirement reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, in the fourth floor "living room" of the Baker Center (No. 180).

Anita WestAnita West unofficially became part of the Cal Poly family in 1968 when her father, John West, began his tenure as the associate dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences and moved the family to California from Stillwater, Oklahoma. West began her studies at Cal Poly in 1981, and worked on campus as a student assistant for El Corral Bookstore. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1990 and her master’s degree in education in 1993. Over the next several years, West held various roles, including supporting and automating the provisioning of student e-mail accounts, supporting the call tracking systems, serving as an inaugural member of the Information Technology Services (ITS) Service Desk, and teaching introductory classes on Unix. For the past 10 years, West has developed expertise in telephone services and related billing, served countless faculty and staff members, and supported telephone logistics for many new buildings and major staff moves. She will miss working with her customers and ITS colleagues, but she is looking forward to spending time with her family. West’s last day will be Friday, Dec. 15. Faculty and staff are invited to a reception in her honor from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 14, in Engineering West (No. 21), Room 105A (KTGY Gallery).

Jim Galvan is retiring from Information Technology Services (ITS) on Dec. 15 after more than 20 years of service. Galvan has enjoyed an unusually long and varied career starting with his service in the military and followed by various positions in the aerospace industry, at CBS records, then in antique, interior design, and upholstery businesses. Galvan started at Cal Poly on the night shift, manning the after-hours Service Desk. After shifting to daytime hours, he became a campus institution as the friendly face and voice of ITS. Galvan has provided solutions and reassuring comfort to thousands of faculty, staff and students over the years. He is passionate about helping people and has served as a customer service mentor for many generations of Cal Poly student-employees, embodying the Learn by Doing ethos. Galvan looks forward to spending more time with family and friends, and pursuing his eclectic interests, including antiques, automobiles, interior design, upholstery, furniture refinishing, and one day being a grandfather. He will miss both his Cal Poly and van pool families. Galvan will return to campus for a retirement reception hosted by ITS from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 18, in the Baker Center (No. 180), Room 537.

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Campus Announcements

Cal Poly Magazine Invites Faculty, Staff, Student Submissions by Dec. 11

Cal Poly - The Magazine for Cal Poly San Luis Obispo - is seeking submissions by Dec. 11.As 2017 comes to a close, Cal Poly Magazine is asking members of the Cal Poly community to share their stories and highlights from the past year. Faculty, staff and students are invited to describe their biggest accomplishments or reflect on how the year changed our campus. Submit your 300-word story and photos via the online form by Monday, Dec. 11: Stories may also be submitted via email to before the deadline. The publication will select stories to share in the next edition of Cal Poly Magazine, which will be released in January.

Extended Education to Offer Winter Drawing and Painting Classes

A sketch of a bear.Extended Education will offer two drawing classes during winter quarter. They include:
Drawing with Mixed Media: 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, Jan. 6 through Feb. 10, 2018. Create painterly drawings of still life subjects or interiors. Use charcoal, gouache and tinted paper to create a masterpiece. Choose a range of color accents and textured paper to enhance any work. The enrollment deadline is Dec. 15.
Drawing and Sketching Pets, Animals and Birds: 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, Feb. 17 through March 24, 2018. Learn to portray animals and birds in their environment. Use pencils, pens and watercolors to capture any subject. Discover how to simply depict fur, feathers, backgrounds and other details. The enrollment deadline is Dec. 31. Learn more here or call ext. 6-2053.

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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.


Forbes Pipe Organ Holiday Sing-Along to be Held Dec. 17

A traditional holiday show with an interactive twist will be held Sunday, Dec. 17. Join Santa and Mrs. Claus at the annual Forbes Pipe Organ Holiday Concert and Sing-Along at 3 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center. This memorable, heart-warming concert features a collection of holiday carols on the magnificent Forbes Pipe Organ while audience members sing along. All proceeds will benefit the Performing Arts Center’s Outreach programs and the two participating community choirs. The Forbes Organ Holiday Concert and Sing-Along is a unique chance to bring children, family, friends and fellow residents together for an afternoon of joyous holiday songs. Learn more here.

Pianist W. Terrence Spiller to Perform Benefit Recital Jan. 12

Pianist and Music Department Chair W. Terrence Spiller.Pianist and Music Department Chair W. Terrence Spiller will give a benefit recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, in the Spanos Theatre on campus. The first half of Spiller’s program will feature works by Robert Schumann and Frédéric Chopin, both of whom were born in 1810. The concert begins with Schumann’s “Papillons” (“Butterflies”), Op. 2, and is followed by his “Abegg” Variations, Op. 1. Next on the program will be three works by Chopin: “Two Waltzes,” Op. 69, and “Ballade in G Minor,” Op. 23. The second half will explore impressionistic and coloristic writing in three early 20th-century compositions, starting with Claude Debussy's set of three pieces, “Estampes” (“Prints”). American composer Amy Beach’s “Hermit Thrush at Morn,” Op. 92, No. 2, follows, and the program concludes with Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera’s popular “Danzas Argentinas” (“Argentine Dances”), Op. 2. Tickets are $14 for the public and $9 for students. Proceeds will benefit the Cal Poly Music Department Scholarship Fund. 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 to Present Bach Week Jan. 16-20

Logo for Bach WeekThe Music Department will present Bach Week Jan. 16-20. The first four events will take place on campus in Room 218 of the Davidson Music Center (No. 45): Bach Week directors David Arrivée and Scott Glysson will present “Inside Bach Week,” an overview of the week’s repertoire in the context of J.S. Bach’s life and larger cultural context, from 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 16. At 11:10 a.m. Jan. 18, the guest artists of Mensa Sonora California will coach Cal Poly students in chamber music and solo repertoire from the Baroque era, with a focus on historically informed performance. At 3:10 p.m. Jan. 18, guest artist and baritone Jeff Fields will coach Cal Poly voice students on a variety of repertoire ranging from the Baroque to modern eras. At 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18, an Akademie lecture will be held, titled “Student and Teacher.” Music Professor Emeritus Clifton Swanson will lead a musical discussion on Bach’s role as a teacher and as a self-directed student of other composers. Musical examples will include works by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi and Antonio Vivaldi, to be performed at the Jan. 19-20 concerts. The final two events are concerts in Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa: At 8 p.m. Jan. 19, Mensa Sonora California will perform “Bach and His Students” on period instruments. At 8 p.m. Jan. 20, the week concludes with “Bach in the Mission VIII: Bach and the Italians.” Cal Poly’s Early Music Ensemble, members of the Cal Poly Symphony and faculty will join with professional guest artists to perform the music of Bach and his contemporaries. Admission to the campus events is free. Tickets for the concerts are sold at the Cal Poly Ticket Office, ext. 6-4849. For more information, visit the Bach Week website or call the Music Department at ext. 6-2406.

Conversations with Cal Poly Authors: 'Lives Well Lived' with Sky Bergman

Art and design Professor Sky BergmanProfessor Sky Bergman of the Art and Design Department and Debra Valencia-Laver, associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts, will discuss Bergman’s documentary film, “Lives Well Lived,” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, in the Keck Lab of the Advanced Technology Laboratories (No. 7). The film celebrates the incredible wit, wisdom and experiences of adults 75 to 100 years old. The documentary has garnered the Audience Choice Award at the DOCUTAH Film Festival and a Best of the Fest Award at the Nevada City Film Festival. There will be time for audience questions, and light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit

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. The calendar also includes events at the Performing Arts Center. 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.

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Upcoming Events @ Home

Saturday, Dec. 9
Men’s Basketball vs. Fresno State, Mott Athletics Center, 7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 15
Wrestling vs. Northwestern, Mott Athletics Center, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 16
Men’s Basketball vs. Princeton, Mott Athletics Center, 7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 29
Women’s Basketball vs. CSU Bakersfield, Mott Athletics Center, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 30
Men’s Basketball vs. Notre Dame de Namur, Mott Athletics Center, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 4
Men’s Basketball vs. UC Santa Barbara, Mott Athletics Center, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 6
Men’s Basketball vs. Cal State Fullerton, Mott Athletics Center, 7 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.

#104689 — Course Reserves and Circulation Desk Coordinator (Library Services Specialist III), Library — Access Services. $3,371-$5,836 per month. Anticipated hiring range: $3,371-$3,708 per month. Open until filled. Review begins Jan. 2.

#104687 — Accounting Technician (Accounting Technician II), Fiscal Services — University Cashier. $3,010-$4,986 per month. Open until filled. Review begins Dec. 15. 

#104685 — Information Technology Consultant — Career, Information Technology Services — Enterprise Network Services. Salary range: $4,372-$9,877 per month. Anticipated hiring range: $4,372-$6,000 per month. Closes Dec. 13.   

#104688 — Information Technology Consultant — Foundation, College of Science and Mathematics. Anticipated hiring rage: $3,470-$4,500 per month. Temporary, full-time. One year with possible extension. Closes Dec. 12.

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.

#104553 — Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Nutrition and Education/Communication — College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. Open until filled.

Executive and Academic Management Employment Opportunities

Candidates are asked to visit the Cal Poly Jobs website to view detailed information about the following vacancies and to complete the management application to apply for the positions shown below. 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.

#104620 — Associate Vice Provost for Academic Programs (Administrator III — internal recruitment open to full-time Cal Poly employees with tenured full professor rank and status in an academic department), Academic Programs and Planning. Open until filled. Review begin date extended to Jan. 9, 2018.

#104653 — Dean, College of Engineering (Administrator IV). Open until filled.

#104662 — Dean, College of Liberal Arts (Administrator IV). Open until filled.

#104665 — Dean, Library Services (Administrator III). 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.

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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