Cal Poly Report — Nov. 29, 2017

Please note: Cal Poly Report will be published one more time in 2017, on Dec. 6. The newsletter will not be published during winter break. Weekly publication will resume Jan. 10, 2018.


Cal Poly Partners with County Food Bank to Ease Student Hunger

Cal Poly Food Pantry.The Cal Poly Food Pantry has teamed up with the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County to provide food for hungry students in need. “We received our first co-op order from the Food Bank Coalition on Monday, Nov. 27,” said Christine Nelson, a health educator with Campus Health and Wellbeing. “We are very excited about our new partnership, as we will be able to further purchase nutritious foods for the Food Pantry. We hope to further collaborate with the Food Bank to alleviate hunger on our campus.” The first delivery of nearly 840 pounds of non-perishable food included beans, peanut butter, oatmeal, canned vegetables, spaghetti sauce and chili. She said the Food Bank will make deliveries about three times a month. The Food Pantry, located in the Peers Understanding Listening Supporting Educating (PULSE) office on the floor below the Health Center (No. 27), is part of the Cal Poly Hunger Program, which ensures all students have access to nutritious meals every day in order to stay focused on their success. The Food Pantry is a short-term service that assists students who are experiencing food insecurity because of a financial struggle. It was created four years ago after faculty and staff saw an increase in the number of students going hungry and without the means to purchase basic food and supplies. On average, seven to 10 students visit the pantry each day. Learn more about the Food Pantry 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

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 2018.

Discount Tickets Available for ‘An Evening with Capt. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger’ Nov. 30  

Captain "Sully" SullenbergerTickets are available for $5 for staff, faculty and students to attend “An Evening with Capt. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in the Performing Arts Center. The one-time event directly benefits the Center for Leadership. Sullenberger is a renowned safety expert, speaker and author who rose to prominence after his heroic actions during the “Miracle on the Hudson.” Shortly after takeoff from New York’s LaGuardia Airport on Jan. 15, 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 struck a flock of Canada geese and lost all engine power. Sullenberger and First Officer Jeffrey Skiles safely executed an emergency landing on the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 passengers and crew on board. Tickets may be purchased at the Cal Poly Ticket Office from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Tickets can also be reserved by phone at ext. 6-4849 or online at


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Student Success

Mustangs Draw Denver in First Round of NCAA Tournament

Cal Poly volleyball team After winning the Big West Conference regular season title to clinch a spot in the NCAA Tournament, the Cal Poly volleyball team was selected as the No. 2 seed in the UCLA sub-regional and will play Denver in the first round in Westwood. The No. 21 Mustangs will play the Pioneers Friday at 5:30 p.m inside Pauley Pavillion. The winner will go on to face UCLA or Austin Peay on Saturday at 7 p.m. Cal Poly finished the regular season with a 26-2 record and 16-0 in the Big West for the best regular season record in program history. The team is also riding a 21-match winning streak into the tournament, the longest in program history and currently the second longest in Division I. Read more here.

Floral Design Team Members Place High at State Competition

Cal Poly's Floral Design Team members.The Floral Design Team had four students place in the top 10 at the California State Floral Association Student Competition in Carlsbad on Nov. 4. Six Cal Poly students competed in the event against students from colleges including Mission College of Santa Clara and City College of San Francisco. Alyssa Snow, a sophomore agricultural science major, took second place; Jarene Brown, a sophomore agricultural and environmental plant sciences major, took seventh place; Kendal Lieber, a senior agricultural business major, took eighth place; and Kristen Cotter, a senior agricultural and environmental plant sciences major, placed 10th. The team was led by Cal Poly Lecturer Melinda Lynch.

Buy a Student-Grown Poinsettia at Annual Holiday Sale in December

Photo of poinsettias. The annual holiday plant sale kicks off Dec. 1 and runs through mid-December at the Poly Plant Shop.Cal Poly’s annual poinsettia sale, with more than 2,000 plants and dozens of varieties and colors, will kick off Friday, Dec. 1, through Sunday, Dec. 3, and run through mid-December at the Poly Plant Shop. The flowering holiday plants are grown by students in the university’s Poinsettia Agriculture Enterprise Project, which begins every spring. Six students, all majoring in agricultural and environmental plant sciences, are overseeing the enterprise project: Jacob Mattlin, Allana Childs, Jonathan Briggs, Gage Willey, Killian Vendler and Cody Martinez. Horticulture unit manager Christopher Wassenberg is overseeing the project. This year’s poinsettia project offers more than 30 cultivars, from classic reds and whites to speckled, pink and orange varieties. Sizes range from small plants in four-inch pots to large poinsettias reaching four feet high. Prices are $5 to $55. In addition to poinsettias, the Poly Plant Holiday Sale also features student-made wreaths, centerpieces, succulents, ornaments and gifts.

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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.

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 Nov. 29, 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.

Dec. 7 Workshop Focuses on Increasing Female Faculty in STEM Careers

Image of Sue RosserSue Rosser, special advisor of research development and external partnerships for the CSU Chancellor’s Office, will be the keynote speaker at a campuswide presentation from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, in the Advanced Technology Laboratories (No. 7), Room 2. (Please note the location has changed.) The event, sponsored by Provost Kathleen Enz Finken, is about supporting and increasing the participation of female faculty in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) academic careers. Rosser will share her experiences making effective, sustainable change within university systems as well as her research findings on STEM equity and power. After the presentation, she'll host a discussion in the Bonderson Engineering Project Center (No. 197), Room 203, with STEM faculty about their experiences at Cal Poly. Rosser is involved in several Advance grants, which seek to increase the participation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers around the nation, and she supports Cal Poly’s efforts to address STEM equity issues on campus through the pursuit of a National Science Foundation Institutional Transformation Advance grant. RSVP by Friday, Dec. 1. Questions? Contact for more information.

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.

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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Cindi JenkinsJoin the staff of the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology in congratulating Cindi Jenkins, who is retiring on Friday, Dec. 1, after more than 20 years of service at Cal Poly. Jenkins has been the administrative support coordinator for the CTLT for the last five years, supporting the unit through a period of change and growth. Her colleagues will miss her humor and warm disposition and her invaluable help in keeping the CTLT on a steady path. The campus community is invited to attend Jenkins' retirement reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, in Kennedy Library (No. 35), Room 209 (the CTLT Learning Commons). Dessert and light snacks will be served.

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.

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).

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:

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

STRIDE Monthly Seminar Addresses Breastfeeding on the Central Coast

Join STRIDE for its monthly research seminar from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 30, in Room 101 of the Baker Center (No. 180). Leslie Mehigan, coordinator for the Central Coast Breastfeeding Coalition and regional breastfeeding liaison for Santa Barbara County’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children; and Lindsey Arevalos, lactation specialist and project coordinator at Lompoc Valley Medical Center, will present "Breastfeeding on the Central Coast: Where are We and What are the Community’s Needs?" Questions? Email Susan Staub at

Buffalo Burger in the Middle of a James Beard Competition Field

Cal Poly's Mushroom Buffalo BurgerCal Poly’s Buffalo Mushroom Burger is in the middle of the field as voting continues in the Blended Burger Project: Campus Edition competition. The Blended Burger Project: Campus Edition is a new innovative program by the James Beard Foundation that allows college campuses to submit their own version of the “The Blend,” a burger made with a mixture of mushroom and any ground meat of the chef’s choosing. The burger will be judged on three criteria: taste, health and sustainability. The winner is determined by online voting. Participants can vote once a day at through Dec. 15. Voters are entered to win a $1,000 on-campus gift certificate or $100 VISA gift card. Executive Chef Ken Kline created a ground buffalo, sage and portabella mushroom burger topped off with agave caramelized onions, arugula, Havarti cheese and fresh sliced tomatoes in an Edna Bakery whole wheat bun with oats and sesame seeds. The Mushroom Buffalo Burger is available at Canyon Café, Bishop Craft Burger and Campus Market for a limited time.

Need legal advice? How about free legal advice? ASI has contracted with San Luis Obispo attorney Jeff Radding for the past 32 years to provide free legal advice to the campus community. This service is available to currently enrolled students, faculty and staff. Radding provides a free, 15-minute consultation by scheduled appointment. No matter what the issue, advice and guidance are available. Legal consultation can provide the foundation to take the most effective steps necessary for any situation. Fall quarter appointments are now available from noon to 2 p.m. on Dec. 1. To schedule an appointment, call the ASI Business Office at ext. 6-1281. Consultations are held in the ASI Business Office conference room, located on the second floor of the UU in Room 212.

PK-12 Educator Symposium on Supporting Immigrant Students and Their Families Set for Dec. 2

PK-12 Educator Symposium to be held Dec. 2.Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the PK-12 Educator Symposium: Supporting Immigrant Students and Their Families from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 2, in the BioResource and Agricultural Education Building (No. 8), Room 123. Guest speakers include teachers from local schools and education programs. A reception will follow. This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the School of Education, the Dream Center and the Central Coast Coalition for Undocumented Student Success (CCC-USS). For more information, visit the CCC-USS Facebook page or email The Central Coast Coalition for Undocumented Student Success is dedicated to creating and sustaining a system to support undocumented students in our region so that they can achieve their personal and professional goals. The next meeting for the coalition is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at Jaffa Cafe in Arroyo Grande (206 E. Branch St.). New members are welcome.

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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.


Fall Jazz Concert Set for Dec. 1

The University Jazz Bands will present their Fall Jazz Concert on Dec. 1, 2017.The University Jazz Bands will present the annual Fall Jazz Concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, in Spanos Theatre. The musical diversity that has always characterized jazz will be showcased as the jazz bands perform funk from Tower of Power, the Latin jazz of Tito Puente and Mario Bauza, traditional jazz by Miles Davis and Joe Henderson, contemporary jazz by Pat Metheny and more. Two big bands featuring four trumpets, four trombones, five saxophones, a rhythm section and vocalist will demonstrate the “wall of sound” for which big bands are famous. Two jazz combos will also perform. The bands are directed by Paul Rinzler, director of jazz studies. 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 to Present ‘Holiday Kaleidoscope’ Dec. 2

Cal Poly Choirs to present "Holiday Kaleidoscope" on Dec. 2, 2017.The Cal Poly Choirs, led by Scott Glysson, will present the festive “Holiday Kaleidoscope” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, in the Performing Arts Center. PolyPhonics, the University Singers and Early Music Ensemble will be joined in the concert by three local high school choirs: Cabrillo (Lompoc), Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo. Additional special guests will be featured, including string and brass players and special guest speakers. Works to be perfomed include “Magnificat in G Major” by Charles Stanford, a selection from the “All Night Vigil” by Sergei Rachmaninoff, and various arrangements of popular carols and seasonal tunes. Newer works include “Serenity” by Ola Gjeilo, “The Rune of Hospitality” by jazz composer Alf Houkom, and a spiritual setting by Moses Hogan. Audience members can participate in a carol sing-along. Staff member Paul Woodring will accompany the choirs on piano and organ. Jennifer Peterson conducts the Cabrillo High School choir, Holly Banfield conducts the Morro Bay High School choir and Colleen Chester conducts the San Luis Obispo High School choir. 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.

Symphony Opens Season with ‘Music from the New World on Dec. 3

Jeff MidkiffThe Cal Poly Symphony, conducted by David Arrivée, will be joined by composer and mandolin soloist Jeff Midkiff for its Fall Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, in the Performing Arts Center. Midkiff will perform his Concerto for Mandolin and Orchestra, “From the Blue Ridge.” The concerto draws on the composer’s deep experience in the bluegrass musical tradition and reflects his own roots in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Midkiff has performed the concerto across the nation, including a performance with the Boulder Philharmonic at the Kennedy Center. The symphony will also perform Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, “From the New World,” written in 1893. Dvořák wrote to a friend, “The Americans expect great things of me. I am to show them the way into the Promised Land, the realm of a new, independent art, in short a national style of music!” While Dvořák did draw upon American sources such as spirituals, plantation songs and Native American melodies, he created a masterpiece that never leaves his native Bohemia far behind. 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.

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.

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. 2
Men’s Basketball vs. Pepperdine, Mott Athletics Center, 7 p.m.

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.

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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.

#104686 — Pharmacy Technician — Per Diem, Campus Health and Wellbeing — Health Services. Up to two positions available. $14.99-$26.48 per hour. Anticipated hiring range: $14.99-$18.80 per hour. Monthly number of hours will vary. Must be able to work Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Open until filled.

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.

#104664 — Assistant Professor in Graphic Communication — Printing and Packaging Technology, College of Liberal Arts. Open until filled.

#104660 — Assistant Professor in Sociology — Health Care Organizations, College of Liberal Arts. 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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