Cal Poly Report — Oct. 18, 2017


Amazon Executive Teresa Carlson to Speak to Campus on Oct. 19

Teresa CarlsonStudents, staff and faculty are invited to join President Jeffrey Armstrong from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in Spanos Theatre for a conversation with Teresa Carlson, the vice president of Amazon Web Service (AWS) Worldwide Public Sector. Among other topics, they will discuss diversity in the workplace, the advancement of women in business and technology, and Carlson’s own career experiences, followed by questions from the audience. Carlson leads the AWS Worldwide Public Sector Business and advises Amazon Public Policy on global policy issues. She dedicates her time to philanthropic and leadership roles to support the global community, including the American Red Cross and The International Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Campus Health and Wellbeing Kicks Off Education Effort on Proposed Health Fee Adjustment

In response to a growing demand for student healthcare needs, Campus Health and Wellbeing has started a campuswide effort to educate students about a proposed health fee adjustment. Through Nov. 19, Campus Health and Wellbeing will provide several opportunities for students and campus groups to learn about this proposed adjustment. The university is following CSU policy throughout this process, so that students are aware of the proposed adjustment and can share their opinions at the following sessions:
— Open forums: 6:10 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, in Fisher Science Hall (No. 33), Room 286; and 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 9, in UU 220. All are welcome to attend.
Learn more about health and wellness services at

Kennedy Library Renovation Town Halls to be Held Nov. 1 and 2

Kennedy LibraryFaculty, staff and students are invited to participate in the planning phase of the Kennedy Library renovation project. The meetings will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the Kennedy Library (No. 35), on the third floor, and 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 2, in the Advanced Technology Laboratories (No. 7), in the Keck Lab. Brightspot strategy, an experience design consultancy firm, will lead town hall meetings to understand how the Cal Poly community uses the library today and how it can better meet the campus needs of tomorrow. Food from Woodstock’s Pizza will be provided. No RSVP is required. For regular updates on the library’s renovation, visit

Cal Poly CIE’s SLO HotHouse Incubator Program Graduates Six Startup Companies

Six companies with more than two dozen employees and $1.8 million in venture capital have completed the SLO HotHouse Incubator program, a Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) program devoted to taking businesses from startup to sustainable. “After working closely with these companies over the course of their development, we are excited to see where the future takes them as they continue to expand and grow locally,” CIE Incubator Director Judy Mahan said. Click here to learn more about the companies graduating from the program. All six companies will remain in San Luis Obispo County. CIE offers faculty, students and community members the tools to transform their innovative ideas into viable businesses. Learn more at

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Student Success

Hundreds of Items Donated in ASI Drive to Support Fire Victims

Hundreds of items were donated in a drive organized by ASI Student Government for victims of the fires in Northern California.ASI Student Government hosted a toiletry drive last week to support the fire victims in Northern California. Hundreds of items were donated by members of the Cal Poly and San Luis Obispo community. “As student leaders on campus, we felt strongly about organizing a drive to support the thousands of people impacted by the fires," said Daniela Czerny, chair of the ASI Board of Directors. “We know that a number of students, faculty and staff at Cal Poly have been affected and this is just a small way to show our support. As Mustangs, it is important to look out for one another in times of need.” On Oct. 13, students drove the items north and delivered them to emergency shelters.

Cal Poly Teams Place in National Student Packaging Design Competition

Moov Now entry, which earned second place in a national student packaging design competition. Four interdisciplinary student teams were among the top award winners at the Paperboard Packaging Alliance 2017 Student Design Challenge, announced at PackExpo, an annual packaging industry conference held Sept. 25-27 in Las Vegas. Students had to design interactive packaging for wearable fitness trackers that allows a consumer to try on the wristband and later reuse it to store the device. More than 60 student teams from 14 universities across the U.S. submitted entries. Cal Poly students from a variety of majors developed their entries as Learn by Doing projects during a series of packaging and design courses taught earlier this year. The university’s top entry earned second place for the Moov Now product, which featured 100 percent compostable and recyclable materials. Click here to learn more about the projects and the students who designed them.

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Environmental Health and Safety Adds Fire and Life Safety Specialist

Jensen Aquino, a fire and life safety specialist in Cal Poly's Environmental Health and Safety Department.The Environmental Health and Safety Department has added to its team Jensen Aquino, a fire and life safety specialist. Aquino will develop and implement a campuswide fire and life safety program. He will be responsible for identifying, deploying and maintaining systems and programs to protect the campus from fire hazards. He will also ensure Cal Poly’s compliance with regulatory codes and the fire marshal. Prior to this role, Aquino worked for UC Santa Barbara, where he was chiefly responsible for testing and maintaining its fire alarm, sprinkler and other fire safety systems and equipment. He also provided key support to the university’s fire marshal and project managers, reviewing building plans and overseeing new fire and life safety system installations. Aquino previously worked with various fire safety vendors and at the University of San Francisco. He has a Level 3 certification in fire protection engineering technology.

CalPERS Workshops Coming to Cal Poly on Nov. 7

CalPERSCalifornia Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) retirement workshops are coming to Cal Poly on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Come and learn more about your retirement benefits, how to plan and prepare, and about the retirement process. A "Continuing Member" workshop will be held from 9 to 11 a.m., followed by a "Planning Your Retirement" workshop from 1 to 3 p.m., both in the Advanced Technology Laboratories (No. 7), Room 2. To determine which class better suits your needs, view the classes section of the CalPERS website. To register, go to the "My CalPERS Log In" at and follow these instructions: “How to Enroll in a Class through MyCalPERS”. Don’t have a MyCalPERS account? Follow these simple instructions. Attendance is subject to supervisory approval and based on departmental operational needs. Anyone with questions should contact Human Resources at ext. 6-5436 or

Registration is Open for Facilities Management and Development Fall Summit and Open House

Facilities Management and Development On Friday, Oct. 27, Facilities Management and Development will host a Fall Summit and Open House. To register and view the full agenda and detailed session listing click here, and don’t forget to check out our event on InsideCalPoly here. The event begins with a Facilities Leadership Team Meet and Greet at 8 a.m. Coffee service will be provided. A series of fun and informative sessions will begin at 9 a.m. Questions? Contact Jessica Hunter at ext. 6-7568 or, or Amy Ray at ext. 6-5315 or Sessions are open to all. A light lunch will be served from noon to 1 p.m. The event will also feature raffle prizes, giveaways and more.

Campus Invited to Participate in Academic Support Network Initiative

Student Affairs and Academic Programs and Planning are sponsoring a series of workshops designed to create a shared vision for academic support across campus, including tutoring services and supplemental instruction. Over a three-month period, participants will create a shared vision and compelling goals for an equally accessible network of academic support, examine critical issues related to academic support that need attention, identify models for a student academic success network and define the direction for a coordinated approach to academic support services. The first workshop in the series was held Sept. 27. The remaining two workshops are open to campus leadership, the advising community, faculty, staff and students. They will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 25 and Dec. 6. For more information, contact Shelly Wolf at ext. 6-5709. Click here to RSVP by Friday, Oct. 20.

Effective Team Communication Course Offered Free for Employees

Effective Team Communication course offered to employeesEmployees are invited to take a Skillsoft course, "Effective Team Communication." It's vital to maintain open, effective communication on a team; however, it’s easy to inadvertently communicate in ways that lead to misunderstandings, cause unnecessary conflict, keep others from having their say and prevent the team from performing as well as it could. In this course, participants will learn about different verbal barriers to effective team communication and strategies for overcoming them. They'll also learn about specific active listening techniques to become a better listener. The course is part of a six-course series. Find additional courses in the "Optimizing Performance on a Team" series by selecting the “related items” tab on the course page.

Nominations Sought for 2017-18 Distinguished Scholarship Award 

The nomination period for the 2017-18 Distinguished Scholarship Award is underway. The award recognizes the scholarship, research and creative activity of junior and senior faculty across all disciplines at Cal Poly. Faculty are encouraged to nominate other faculty members as well as notify their students about it. Faculty, students, staff and alumni may submit nominations. For more information, visit the Distinguished Scholarship Award website at

Human Subjects Research Meeting to be Held Oct. 24

The Cal Poly Institutional Review Board (IRB) will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the Agriculture Building (No. 10), Room 241. Researchers who have a human subjects research project that will require review of the full membership are advised to submit their proposed projects in advance of the meeting. For more information or to attend the meeting, contact Debbie Hart at or ext. 6-1508.

Faculty Invited to Apply for Service Learning Program

Faculty teams or individuals are invited to apply to become Service Learning Faculty Fellows for the 2017-18 academic year. Service learning combines learning goals and community service in ways that can enhance both student growth and the common good. The purpose of the program is to support faculty efforts to expand the number of service learning courses offered on campus. Stipends are available. The application deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30. Questions? Contact Anurag Pande (, faculty liaison for Service Learning.

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 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.

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Campus Announcements

Events Planned in October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic Violence Awareness Month is celebrating its 30th anniversary in October. Safer, the campus sexual assault prevention and awareness center, is partnering with departments and agencies on and off campus for events in the hopes of raising awareness and starting critical conversations. Their theme for this year is "Break the Silence." Click here to view the full calendar of events.

Volunteers Needed to Make a Difference on Oct. 28

Join up to 800 volunteers for the national day of service, Make a Difference Day, on Saturday, Oct. 28. Enjoy a free kick-off breakfast and T-shirt at Chumash Auditorium, before heading out into the community to more than 25 sites. Consider this opportunity as a meaningful activity with your students, or team-building among your staff in your department. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. Pre-registration is required and can be accessed at Anyone with questions should contact Katie Ullrich in the Center for Service in Action at ext. 6-5120.

Cal Poly Corporation Board of Directors to Meet Oct. 27

The Cal Poly Corporation Board of Directors will hold a regular scheduled meeting at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, in the Corporation Administration Building (No. 15), Conference Room 124, on campus. The meeting is open to the public.  For further information about this meeting or to obtain a copy of the meeting agenda, contact Ann Roy at ext. 6-1131.

Celebration for Greenhouse Endowment Fund to be Held Nov. 3

Virginia WalterThe Horticulture and Crop Science Department is celebrating the launch of the Greenhouse Production Endowment fund Friday, Nov. 3, at Camp San Luis Obispo in the Officers Club. When Professor Virginia Walter retired in September after 43 years at Cal Poly, she wanted to ensure that future students would receive the same hands-on teaching that she dedicated her career to. To secure this legacy, Walter launched the Greenhouse Production Endowed Professorship fund, donating $100,000 to kick off the fundraising effort. The Virginia Walter’s Greenhouse Endowment Celebration will be held from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Appetizers and drinks will be available at 4:30 p.m., with dinner to follow at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30. RSVP by Friday, Oct. 20. Because this event is being held on a military base, a list of attendees is required in advance. No tickets will be sold the day of the event. Register online at or by calling ext. 6-1237.

Interactive eBook on Learn by Doing is Available Online

Learn by Doing book is now available as an interactive eBook.An interactive eBook version of "More than a Motto: The Meaning Behind Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing Signature" is now available online. Each of the 22 chapters comes alive with additional photos and video interviews not available in the print edition. The eBook offers a dynamic format to read, watch and listen to stories of the impact that the Learn by Doing philosophy has on students, faculty, staff and the local community. View the interactive eBook at  Colleges and departments may consider embedding individual chapters on their websites to share the extraordinary ways their students, faculty and staff demonstrate Learn by Doing. Email for more information on how to embed eBook chapters on your site.

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 the following Fridays: Oct. 20, Nov. 3, Nov. 17 and 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.

Call for Proposals for Inaugural Student Leadership Institute

Inaugural Student Leadership Institute to launch Jan. 26 through Jan. 27, 2018.The Center for Leadership is excited to launch the inaugural Student Leadership Institute from Friday, Jan. 26, through Saturday, Jan. 27, in partnership with Fraternity and Sorority Life, the Multicultural Center, New Student and Transition Programs, and University Housing. Jan. 26 will be an open access student leadership conference where faculty, staff, alumni, community partners and students are invited to present on an array of topics. The conference will allow emerging leaders to build essential skills while also allowing more engaged student leaders to network and develop skills to foster leadership in others. The intent is to challenge and inspire students with engaging sessions. Jan. 27 is an invitation/nomination-only student-leaders retreat, where participants will come together to tackle campus climate issues. The goal for the two-day event is to be empowering and educational, while challenging students to build and apply leadership skills to foster social change. Organizers are seeking presenters to submit a proposal for a 50-minute session on Jan. 26. Submissions will be accepted until Friday, Oct. 27, at 11:59 p.m. Proposals can be submitted at The planning committee will review proposals and notify accepted presenters in mid-November. Questions about the process? Email For more information, visit

Registration Open for 20th Annual Mark S. Reuling Volleyball Tournament

The Mark S. Reuling Volleyball Tournament will be held Oct. 20, 2017.Join ASI Recreational Sports and Campus Health and Wellbeing for the 20th annual Mark S. Reuling Volleyball Tournament on Friday, Oct. 20, at the Recreation Center. Pam and Ed Reuling, parents of Cal Poly alumnus Mark Reuling, created a memorial endowment to honor their son who lost his life to bipolar disorder. The tournament aims to raise funds for the Reuling Memorial Endowment and to promote education and prevention programs regarding bipolar disorder and depression for the Cal Poly community. Students, faculty, staff and Cal Poly community members are eligible to participate, including alumni, retirees/emeriti and partners/dependents of current employees. The tournament has two divisions, a faculty/staff division held indoors in the Recreation Center Gym from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and a student division held at the Recreation Center sand volleyball courts from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Registration costs $40 for each four-person student team and $60 for each six-person faculty/staff team. An event T-shirt and food from Woodstock’s Pizza will be provided. Register online through ASI Access for student registration and faculty/staff registration. One team member must register and pay for the entire team. For more information, contact ASI Recreational Sports Coordinator Sean Pellerin at ext. 6-7501 or The tournament caps off ASI Student Government’s Buck the Stigma Mental Health Awareness Week that began Oct. 16, and includes daily events to educate and eliminate stigmas involving mental health disorders.

Campus Dining to Celebrate National Food Day on Oct. 19

Food DayCelebrate National Food Day with Cal Poly Campus Dining on Thursday, Oct. 19. The day's events include locally procured, sustainable dishes featured at 805 Kitchen, free tastings with a Campus Dining chef starting at 11 a.m. in the UU Plaza, and a UU Farmers Market. Campus Dining will have tables at the market showcasing just a few of its local community vendors, including Edna’s Bakery, SF Specialty Produce, Whalebird Kombucha and more. For more information on National Food Day, go to

Visit the Cal Poly Pier Open House on Oct. 28

Cal Poly PierThe Cal Poly Pier Open House will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 28, in Avila Beach. The self-guided walking tour will feature interactive displays, microscopes for viewing ultra-small sea creatures, a "discover SCUBA" experience and more. Cal Poly professors and students will explain their ongoing research into local marine life, including Morro Bay's ecosystem, sustaining local fisheries and mapping ocean currents on the Central Coast. The Cal Poly Pier is just over a half-mile long (1.2 miles round-trip), and displays will be located at the ocean end. Safety rules require that all visitors wear closed-toe walking shoes (no flip-flops or high heels). For more information, visit the College of Science and Mathematics’ website.

Campus Community Invited to Join the Pride Faculty Staff Association

Cal Poly Pride Faculty Staff Association.The Cal Poly Pride Faculty Staff Association (PFSA) welcomes all new and continuing faculty, staff and graduate students. The social and professional association works to provide a safe, welcoming environment to empower and connect faculty, staff and graduate students of any marginalized SOGIEs (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Gender Expression) including, but not limited to, lesbian, gay, transgender, gender non-conforming, gender non-binary, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, ally, pansexual and polysexual individuals. PFSA welcomes individuals of all races, ethnicities, religious or spiritual beliefs, age, national origin, dis/ability; and marital, military and documentation status. The PFSA aims to foster an inclusive campus climate, advocate for equitable policies, support the Pride Center and Cal Poly’s queer students, promote education on LGBT issues, and offer professional development and social opportunities to faculty, staff and graduate students. Sign up for the PFSA mailing list to receive updates on meetings, socials and other events and information; join the PFSA on Facebook.  All are welcome at the general fall quarter meetings on Friday, Oct. 27, and Friday, Nov. 17, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Erhart Agriculture Building (No. 10), Room 241.

Coding for Kids Classes Planned for November

Coding for Kids classes.Cal Poly Extended Education will offer Coding for Kids classes this November in Kennedy Library (No. 35), Room 111B. The courses are:
— Game Design: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10. Students learn basic programming concepts as they build different types of video games.
— Art and Web Design: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20. Students create animations, interactive artwork, photo filters, and other artistic projects in this art-themed class.
— Animation and App Development: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21. In this intermediate animation class, students will create fun and complex animated projects. In the last hour of class, students will be introduced to iOS/Android app development concepts and encouraged to continue their projects at home. To register, contact Extended Education at ext. 6-2053 or, or visit the Extended Education website for more information.

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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.


Cross Cultural Centers to Host Dear World on Oct. 23-24

Dear World coming to Cal Poly Oct. 23-24.The Cross Cultural Centers, in partnership with Campus Health and Wellbeing, is hosting Dear World at Cal Poly on Oct. 23-24. Dear World is an internationally renowned portrait and storytelling project featuring the portraits and unique stories of individuals from hundreds of college campuses across the globe. Recognized by Rolling Stone, ESPN, CNN and BuzzFeed, Dear World’s two-day event at Cal Poly will include a live show in Chumash Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24. The Cal Poly community is invited to participate on Oct. 24 by attending the open shoot from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., or the live show and evening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. To learn more, visit or view the Dear World College Tour 2017 video at

Nina Stössinger, a Swiss typeface designer, at her show at University Art Gallery.The University Art Gallery will exhibit “Type Design: A Journey” by Nina Stössinger, a Swiss typeface designer, through Oct. 20. The exhibition traces Stössinger’s journey into typeface design, from her first published font family through her more recent work including typeface design, sketches and lettering. Her documented processes, explorations and final results are on display. They tell a story of discovering the formal language of letterforms and the myriad forms they can take. The gallery is on the ground floor of the Dexter Building (No. 34). It is free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Learn more here.

Two Library Exhibits, ‘Picturing California’ and ‘Eye Candy and Mixed Nuts’ to Open Oct. 25

Library exhibits, including Picturing California and Eye Candy & Mixed Nuts, are on display at Kennedy Library starting Oct. 25 Special Collections and Archives presents “Picturing California: A Visual Tour Through the Golden State,” running Wednesday, Oct. 25, through Feb. 27, and “Eye Candy & Mixed Nuts,” an ongoing exhibit series. Visit both from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, in Kennedy Library (No. 35), Room 409. “Picturing California: A Visual Tour Through the Golden State,” draws from Special Collections’ major collecting areas, including architecture and graphic arts, to explore how California has been depicted in different ways for different purposes. Highlights include Eadweard Muybridge’s 1877 panorama of San Francisco, contemporary screen prints that incorporate historic maps, digital displays and other surprises. Learn more here. “Eye Candy & Mixed Nuts” is an ongoing, if irreverent, series featuring new acquisitions and “discoveries” within the collections. Selections will range in material and topic, and promise always to be calorie free. More information is available here.

Guest Speaker to Discuss Prehistoric Contact Between South America and Polynesia on Oct. 25

Lisa Matisoo-Smith, a professor of biological anthropology at the University of Otago in New Zealand, will assess the evidence for Polynesian contact with the Americas during a talk on Oct. 25. Matisoo-Smith’s talk, “Reconfiguring the Polynesian Triangle,” will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center’s Pavilion. She will describe how the presence of the sweet potato in Polynesian archaeological sites proves prehistoric contact between South America and Polynesia. Similarly, the discovery of Polynesian chicken bones in Central Chile indicates the voyages went both ways. However, some anthropologists question this interpretation. Matisoo-Smith will present the ongoing research about Polynesian contact with the Americas and discuss the implications for prehistory. She will also discuss the evidence needed to help researchers understand the nature of the contact, whether or not the two groups simply traded, or if Polynesians settled and married locals. The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Terry Jones at ext. 6-2523 or

Former U.S. Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize Winner Robert Hass to Speak Oct. 27

National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Hass will give a poetry reading on Friday, Oct. 27, at Cal Poly. After the reading, he will discuss his life and his successful career in poetry and environmental activism. Native to Northern California, Hass worked as a poet, essayist, editor, translator and activist throughout his career. While U.S. Poet Laureate from 1995-97, he sought to combat American illiteracy. Hass is a professor of English at UC Berkeley. The reading will be followed by an on-stage interview and conversation with Cal Poly English Professor Mira Rosenthal. After the event, Hass will sign copies of his books, including the newly released “A Little Book on Form.” The event will start at 7 p.m. in the Multi-Activity Center, inside the Recreation Center. This event is the first of the 2017-18 “CLA Speaks” speaker series and is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and English Department. The event is free and open to the public.

Choirs’ 2017-18 Season Kicks Off Oct. 28 with ‘Reflections on Life and Love’

Scott GlyssonIn the first performance of the year, the choral ensembles will present a concert featuring various styles — from Renaissance polyphony to 21st-century works — at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, in Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa. PolyPhonics and the University Singers will present the fall concert, “Reflections on Life and Love,” which will be the inaugural concert of Scott Glysson, Cal Poly’s new director of choral activities. The University Singers will open the program incorporating works from various cultures, including the Eastern European folk song “Niska Banja” and an English madrigal by John Farmer. The choir will perform two beautiful choral settings of beloved poems, including Randall Stroope's setting of “The Pasture” by Robert Frost and René Clausen's setting of “O My Loves Like a Red, Red Rose” by Robert Burns. PolyPhonics, the university’s premier choir, will perform Eric Whitacre’s “Five Hebrew Love Songs” along with a string quartet composed of Cal Poly students and local professionals. Keeping with the theme of famous poets, a beautiful choral setting of the poem “Ask Me No More” by Alfred Lord Tennyson will also be performed. The two choirs will join forces for a rousing piece to conclude the program. Paul Woodring is the accompanist for both choirs. More information on Glysson is on the Music Department faculty website. 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 Will Present ‘An Evening with Captain ‘Sully’ Sullenberger’ Nov. 30

Capt. "Sully" Sullenberger.Cal Poly will present “An Evening with Captain ‘Sully’ Sullenberger” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in the Performing Arts Center. This one-time event will directly benefit the university’s Center for Leadership, which aims to support leadership skill development for Cal Poly students through programs including the Emerging Leaders Series, StrengthsQuest education and more. 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 performed an emergency landing on the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 passengers and crew on board. Tickets are now on sale, ranging from $40 to $150, and may be purchased in advance 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

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

Thursday, Oct. 19
Women’s Soccer vs. Cal State Fullerton, Spanos Stadium, 7 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 20
Women’s Volleyball vs. CSUN, Mott Athletics Center, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 21
Women’s Volleyball vs. Long Beach State, Mott Athletics Center, 4:30 p.m.
Football vs. Weber State, Spanos Stadium, 6:05 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 25
Men’s Soccer vs. UC Davis, Spanos Stadium, 7 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 27
Women’s Volleyball vs, Hawaii, Mott Athletics Center, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 28
Women’s Golf hosts Cal Poly Invitational, Cypress Ridge Golf Course, Arroyo Grande, 8 a.m.
Swimming and Diving vs. UC Santa Barbara, Anderson Aquatic Center, 11 a.m.
Men’s Soccer vs. UC Santa Barbara, Spanos Stadium, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 29
Women’s Golf hosts Cal Poly Invitational, Cypress Ridge Golf Course, Arroyo Grande, 8 a.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.

#104635 — Contracts Analyst (Administrative Analyst/Specialist — Exempt I), Academic Affairs — Grants Development Office. $3,897-$6,453 per month. Open until filled. Review begins Oct. 24.

#104648 — Front-end Developer/ Web Administrator (Analyst/Programmer — Career), University Marketing. $3,470-$6,114 per month. Anticipated hiring range: $3,470-$5,833 per month. Open until filled. 

#104643 — Director of Operations (Administrator II), Administration and Finance — Strategic Business Services. Salary commensurate with background and experience. Open until filled. Review begins Nov. 10.

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#104631 — OCOB Director of Personnel and Operations
(Administrator I), Orfalea College of Business — Dean's Office. Salary commensurate with background and experience. Open until filled.

#104650 — Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice Provost
(Administrative Analyst/Specialist — Non-Exempt), Academic Programs and Planning. $3,288-$5,809 per month. Anticipated hiring range: $3,288-$4,602 per month. Review begins Oct. 25.

#104647 — Administrative Support Assistant II, College of Science and Mathematics. $2,539-$4,202 per month. Closes Oct. 23.

Faculty Employment Opportunities

Candidates are asked to visit the Cal Poly Jobs website to complete an application for any of the positions shown below. The complete listing of faculty position openings is posted on the website. For assistance, call Academic Personnel at ext. 6-2844.

#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 begins Nov. 6.

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.

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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.

Assistant Director — Recreational Sports (Fitness and Wellness Programs). Annual salary $57,808.37, plus excellent benefits. Position closes on Oct. 27.

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