Please note: Cal Poly Report is published monthly during the summer. Weekly publication will resume Sept. 20.
Fall Conference General Session Set for Thursday, Sept. 7
Faculty and staff are invited to attend the annual Fall Conference General Session at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, in the Performing Arts Center. Cynthia Vizcaíno Villa, senior vice president for administration and finance, will serve as emcee. The theme of this year’s general session and reception is diversity and sustainability. The program includes the presentation of awards for Distinguished Scholarship, Distinguished Teaching, Outstanding Staff, Outstanding Faculty Advisor, the Provost’s Leadership Award for Partnership in Philanthropy, and Learn by Doing Scholar Award. President Armstrong will give the keynote remarks. The general session will be live-streamed on the Fall Conference website. A reception will immediately follow at approximately 4 p.m. in the PAC Plaza, with informational booths, food and entertainment inspired by this year’s theme. Spouses and partners of employees are welcome to attend. More information, including profiles of the award winners, is available online.
Cal Poly and CSU Committed to DACA Faculty, Staff and Students
President Jeffrey D. Armstrong and the President’s Leadership Cabinet have pledged their support and assistance for Cal Poly faculty, staff and students affected by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement Tuesday that the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program would be rescinded. “While we can't begin to understand the emotions and impact this action has on Dreamers, our hearts go out to them and we stand with them in our extreme disappointment,” they said in a statement. Cal Poly leadership will continue to ensure that the university remains a welcoming, inclusive and safe environment for every member of the campus community. In addition, Student Affairs staff and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) are ready to be of assistance to those who may have questions or need counseling. Cal Poly has demonstrated its commitment to DACA and undocumented students by establishing a DREAM Center and hiring a full-time coordinator. An Undocumented Student Ally Working Group has been identifying student needs and providing appropriate support. Either of these groups can provide information and assistance as needed. In a separate statement, CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White said the CSU’s mission to provide excellent educational opportunities to all Californians shall not waver. The CSU site will be updated regularly and includes information on Dreamers' rights, the implications of the DACA repeal and the steps that Dreamers can take to complete their education. President Armstrong and Chancellor White also pledged to urge Congress to work toward a workable, long-term solution.
New Smoke and Tobacco Free Policy Now in Effect on Campus
The California State University system has implemented a "smoke and tobacco free" policy, effective Sept. 1, to promote a healthy and safe campus for students, faculty, staff and guests. Smoking and the use of tobacco products, as well as the use of nicotine products such as e-cigarettes, is prohibited on all Cal Poly property, including indoor and outdoor spaces owned and operated by campus auxiliaries. The policy also includes off-campus space or facilities leased by the campus, as well as off-campus university sponsored events. A "Be Well" campaign will increase the awareness of the smoke-, vapor- and tobacco-free policy on campus; more information and resources are available to support and empower those who want to quit smoking. If policy compliance remains a challenge after extensive campus education and outreach, the university reserves the right to issue fines for infractions. Learn more at https://chw.calpoly.edu/be-well.
Cal Poly Awarded Funding for a New Graduate Fellowship Focused on the Global Reduction of Food Waste
The Food Science and Nutrition Department has been awarded a nearly $250,000 grant through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Needs and Postgraduate Fellowship Grants Program to focus on the conversion of agricultural and food waste challenges into opportunities. The funding will be used over a four-year period to enroll six students in the master’s in agriculture program with a specialization in food science. The cross-disciplinary program will involve 11 faculty members from across the university, including food science and nutrition, industrial packaging, animal science, and engineering. Food science Professor Stephanie Jung and Associate Professor Amanda Lathrop will oversee the program. It is estimated that 40 percent of food produced in the U.S. is wasted each year. In 2015, the USDA launched the first-ever national food loss and waste goal, calling for a 50 percent reduction in food waste by 2030. “As it is now, there are limited training opportunities for food science students in this area," Jung said. “This program will provide the research needed to guide the food industry on possible alternatives to handling food waste and provide trained students with the leadership and technical skills needed to solve those challenges.”
Cal Poly Hosts Large Turnout for Solar Eclipse
An estimated 500 people dropped by the Baker Center for Science and Mathematics between 9 a.m. and noon on Aug. 21 to try to spot a glimpse of the solar eclipse through the cloud cover. Five telescopes and eclipse glasses were set up just outside the building. In addition, two classrooms were opened for people to watch NASA's livestream of the eclipse. Just after first contact, a few minutes after 9 a.m., Kevin Coulombe, a physics instructional support technician who organized the event with Kevin Thompson, advised the crowd that the clouds most likely would not burn off. But the crowd continued to build outside the Baker Center, with about 250 people present during the peak eclipse, between 10:15 and 10:30 a.m. For less than a minute, the partial eclipse was visible. Cloud conditions had improved by about 11:30 a.m. and for the final 15 minutes of the eclipse, people were able to watch the moon retreat from the sun though the telescopes, said Thompson, also a physics instructional support technician (pictured at right with Coulombe, left).
Rose Float Committee Reveals Its 2018 Design
Cal Poly Rose Float recently revealed on social media the design for its 70th entry into the 129th Tournament of Roses Parade on Jan. 1, 2018, in Pasadena. Titled "Dreams Take Flight," the design features young animals flying through the air in handcrafted cardboard airplanes, according to the Rose Float Facebook page. Fifth-year mechanical engineering major Ali Harake, president of the San Luis Obispo campus committee, said the animals — a baby koala, red panda and sea otter — are not typically seen together, reflecting the diversity of the 61-member Rose Float Committee in terms of both majors and backgrounds. “We’re one of the most diverse teams on our campus,” Harake told The Tribune newspaper. “We tend to recruit people from all different backgrounds.” The Cal Poly Universities' float is the only student-designed and built entry in the Rose Parade. Since 1949, students from San Luis Obispo and Cal Poly Pomona have come together across 240 miles to produce it.
Transportation Engineering Club Back on Top
For the third time in four years, Cal Poly’s Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) club has been named the institute’s international Chapter of the Year. The student group was honored at the ITE annual conference, held July 30 to Aug. 2 in Toronto, for the outstanding activities and achievements reflected in its annual report. Cal Poly ITE was the recipient of back-to-back international titles in 2014 and 2015 and has been ITE’s premier Western District chapter for four years running. The club also made history at the conference’s Collegiate Traffic Bowl Grand Championship, a Jeopardy!-style competition that tests the transportation knowledge of the top team winners of the ITE district competitions. Learn more here.
Education Faculty Member Awarded Math Methods Fellowship
Jessica Jensen, an incoming faculty member in the School of Education, has been awarded a Math Methods Fellowship by the S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation. The fellowship includes support to redesign a portion of an elementary math methods course to incorporate high-leverage practices for teaching and innovative teacher education pedagogies. As part of the fellowship, Jensen is also collaborating with colleagues across the CSU to focus on how to provide equal access to math instruction for all students.
Comprehensive Fall Orientation Program to be Held for New Employees
The Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT), together with Employee and Organization Development (EOD), has created a comprehensive fall orientation program. Comprised of three opportunities, the program, offered only in September, will welcome the newest faculty, staff and administrators to Cal Poly.
— New Faculty Orientation: All new instructors — tenure-track, lecturers and teaching staff — hired in 2017 (winter, spring and fall quarter start dates) are invited to the New Faculty Orientation program from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6,. The daylong event is an opportunity to get a strong start at Cal Poly and to connect with faculty and staff. A light breakfast and catered lunch are included, as is a wide variety of sessions to connect new instructors to useful information and advice. The orientation will be held on the second floor of Kennedy Library (No. 35) in the morning and in nearby classrooms in the afternoon. For more information, contact the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ctlt.calpoly.edu/new-faculty. Register and request a parking pass at tinyurl.com/2017NFO.
— New Employee Orientation: All new (as of fall 2017) full-time, benefitted faculty, staff and administrators are invited to the New Employee Orientation session from 8:30 a.m. to noon Monday, Sept. 11, in Kennedy Library (No 35), Room 209. The New Employee Orientation provides an excellent opportunity to connect with colleagues and better understand the campus and culture. Orientation will begin with a welcome reception; attendees are invited to arrive between 8:30 and 9 a.m. for a light breakfast. The program, which starts at 9 a.m. and wraps up around noon, will provide important information about the university, your employment and available services. Information will be provided by "experts" in each area — people who are passionate about helping new employees as they start their careers at Cal Poly. A light lunch will be provided from noon to 1 p.m. Register here. For additional information, contact Employee and Organization Development at email@example.com or ext. 6-7478.
— Campus Resource Fair Set for Monday, Sept. 11: Newer faculty and recently hired staff are invited to attend a newly expanded Campus Resource Fair from noon to 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, on the second floor of Kennedy Library (No. 35). Designed to be a one-stop shop to complete important tasks (payroll paperwork, campus ID cards, commuting information, etc.), the fair will include representatives from more than two dozen campus offices and organizations. Information will be available about a wide range of campus opportunities, services and support. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ctlt.calpoly.edu/new-faculty.
New Sessions Added for Exposing Hidden Bias Workshop
The Office of University Diversity and Inclusivity (OUDI) and Employee and Organization Development have added new sessions of the Exposing Hidden Bias workshop on Sept. 22, Oct. 25, Nov. 9 and Nov. 30. The Exposing Hidden Bias workshop brings attention to the unconscious biases we all possess and provides some strategies for overcoming the impact in our work and relationships. Learn about diversity and inclusion at Cal Poly, how to recognize areas where unconscious bias may surface, identify strategies for avoiding bias, and learn about resources available for additional learning and involvement. View sessions and register here.
Colloquium on Teaching Writing is Set for Sept. 11
Cal Poly educators are invited to the Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Teaching Writing on Monday, Sept. 11, for an afternoon devoted to sharing effective practices for using writing to support learning, disciplinary writing to support writing instruction, and sharing ways to create and assess writing-rich environments and assignments. Go here to view the schedule and register. The event will be held from 12:30 to 5 p.m. in the new Teaching and Learning Commons of the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology in Kennedy Library (No. 35, Room 209). After a catered lunch, two faculty panels from a mix of disciplines will share writing instruction-related ideas and foster conversations with participants. This event is co-sponsored by the CTLT and the English Department. The intention is to create an opportunity for educators across campus to exchange innovative and effective writing instruction and evaluation practices, and to bring together colleagues who are invested in developing students' writing practices across the length and breadth of their Cal Poly degree work.
Human Resources to Offer Sexual Misconduct (Title IX) Workshop
Human Resources will offer a voluntary workshop on Sept. 15 titled, "I'm an employee of Cal Poly and I have become aware of a sexual misconduct incident, what do I do now?" The workshop will allow faculty and staff to obtain a clear understanding of what the law requires and what Cal Poly does to support community members who report allegations of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment and rape. Questions may be asked during the session. Faculty and staff play an important role in making sure that all allegations of sexual misconduct are reported to the Title IX coordinator. Representatives from Title IX, Safer and the University Police Department will facilitate the training, which will be held in UU 220 from 9 to 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 15. Register through Skillsoft.
CIE Seeking Applicants for Faculty Fellows Program
The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship's (CIE) Faculty Fellows supports full-time faculty members of any rank who are interested in bringing entrepreneurial thinking and action into their courses and co-curricular experiences for students. The CIE Faculty Fellows receive awards to help defray faculty time and costs associated with supporting and engaging students, colleagues and staff from the Fellow’s discipline with CIE student innovation and entrepreneurship programs, such as the entrepreneurship minor, Startup Weekend, Camp PolyHacks, Innovation Quest, the Hatchery and the SLO HotHouse Accelerator program. Each year, the CIE selects three Faculty Fellows from a pool of applicants. Over its five-year history, the CIE Fellows program has supported 16 faculty members, representing all six colleges. The CIE Fellows become part of an interdisciplinary community that shares an interest in innovation and entrepreneurship and is committed to inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs. To apply, go to cie.calpoly.edu/learn/cie-fellows.
Principles of Supervision Workshop Offered by Employee and Organization Development
Would you like to optimize your role as a supervisor? Are you interested in gaining additional skill in ensuring the work gets done, engaging people to perform and influencing your group to work as a team? After a successful pilot offering this summer, Employee and Organization Development will again offer the Principles of Supervision workshop with two separate two-day sessions in late September and late November. The program will provide the information and tools needed through the following five modules on two non-consecutive days:
— The Role of the Supervisor: Managing Performance
— Developing Direct Reports
— Guiding and Managing the Work
— Managing Relationships
— Managing Yourself
These fall 2017 opportunities require a commitment to attend both days of the session as well as management approval, and are subject to availability. The two-day session starting in late September will be held Sept. 28 and Oct. 12; the second session will be held Nov. 30 and Dec. 12. Each day will begin at 8:30 a.m. and run until 4:45 p.m. (with the on-campus location to be determined) Learn more and register here.
Revised Academic Calendars Are Available Online
Revisions have been made to the 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic calendars because the new option to hold common final exams on Saturday may not count as an academic work day. The calendars are available online. The revisions are as follows:
— 2017-18 academic calendar: The “summary of calendar days” found at the end of the calendar has been revised to indicate there is a total of 170 academic work days, instead of 173 days. There have been no changes to actual dates in the academic calendar.
— 2018-19 academic calendar: An evaluation day has been added on March 25, 2019, the day before winter quarter grades are due, in order to meet the minimum requirement of 170 work days in an academic year. The “summary of calendar days” has been updated as well.
New Book and Learning Circles Announced for Fall Quarter
Employee and Organization Development has announced its fall 2017 Book and Learning Circles. What was originally comprised of only Book Circles — reading a book and discussing as a group — has now 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 fall 2017 Book Circles involve reading a book over the course of three sessions. Participants will receive a print copy of the book, with some books available as e-books and audiobooks. The books include: “Overcoming Bias” by Tiffany Jana and Matthew Freeman; “Brian Rules” by John Medina; and “Radical Candor” by Kim Scott. Learn more about the books here.
— Learning Circles: Two Learning Circles are being offered in fall 2017. The first Learning Circle, “Work-life Essentials: Mindfulness, Leadership and Inclusion,” will involve reading an article or watching a video over the course of three sessions. Participants will receive articles and videos in advance of live sessions. The second Learning Circle is a facilitated, weekly group discussion that supplements the free online course, called “The Science of Happiness.” The online portion of the course is offered by UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center via the edX online platform. In addition, Genie Kim and Jeff Williams will facilitate a weekly group discussion. To view a full description and register to attend, visit the Book and Learning Circles webpage at learnandgrow.calpoly.edu.
Employment Equity Facilitator Workshops Scheduled for Fall Quarter
Three Employment Equity Facilitator Workshops have been scheduled for fall quarter: from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20; 2:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24; and 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 30. The workshops will be led by Brian Gnandt, director of Equal Opportunity, and Al Liddicoat, vice provost for Academic Affairs and Personnel. Representatives from Academic Personnel and Human Resources will be there to answer questions and provide information on the staff and faculty recruitment processes. All trainings will be held in the Equal Opportunity Conference Room in Fisher Science Hall (No. 33, Room 290). Visit http://equalopportunity.calpoly.edu/content/eef for more information. To enroll, contact Ethan Kuster at email@example.com or ext. 6-7387.
ASI Intramural Sports Seeking Input on League Offerings
ASI Intramural Sports, which currently offers students a variety of leagues, sports and tournaments throughout the year, is now exploring the option of instituting faculty/staff intramural leagues. In order to gauge interest in the variety and availability of league offerings, ASI Intramural Sports is requesting all faculty and staff participate in a brief survey. The survey will be open through Friday, Sept. 29, so send your input today, and stay tuned for the results during fall quarter. Learn more about ASI Intramural Sports at asi.calpoly.edu/recreation_center/intramural_sports.
International Center Seeking Hosts for Local Activities with International Students
The International Center is seeking faculty and staff for the International Poly Hosts Program. Volunteers will host international students for short, cross-cultural day visits that include activities such as an informal dinner at a Poly Host's home, going to the beach, meeting at a coffee shop or celebrating holidays/family occasions. This program is intended to help international students experience the community outside of the traditional academic setting. Poly Hosts will also have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of other cultures while sharing their own. Please refer to the Poly Hosts application to learn more about the program and to apply.
Proposals Due Sept. 18 for Learn by Doing Campus Conference
Cal Poly faculty and staff, individually or in teams, as well as students working with faculty, staff or alumni mentors, are invited to submit proposals for More than a Motto: Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing Conference, to be held Nov. 3 in partnership with Kennedy Library. Following the success of the 2015 inaugural conference and the 2017 book publication, the second Learn by Doing campus conference is an opportunity for the university to come together to showcase and celebrate the university’s unique institutional identity. The event will feature a poster gallery and 50-minute oral presentations on active learning, undergraduate and graduate student research, and students’ interactions in the field. The conference, which will happen in accordance with Homecoming Weekend, is an opportunity for alumni to join the campus community in honoring the Learn by Doing legacy. Proposals are due Sept. 18. For more information and submission guidelines, visit the More than a Motto website.
Jerry Stockle began his career with the Cal Poly Foundation (now Cal Poly Corporation) in 1977 as a vending service assistant for Foundation Food Service (now Campus Dining). Now, 40 years later, he is headed toward retirement and more time on the water. In 1994, Stockle transferred to the maintenance department to make use of his skill in repairing machines, eventually becoming maintenance supervisor. At the same time, Stockle has run SLO Billiards, his family-owned billiard supply business, and he plans to get his sons into the venture that he cherishes. “I'll miss this place,” Stockle said of Cal Poly. “It's been my home for 40 years, and I've got a lot of friends here. It'll be tough at first; I'll miss the social interactions.” He is looking forward to remodeling his house, helping his sister take care of their dad, and enjoying more time fishing and camping with loved ones.
Manny Magana is retiring Sept. 29 from Cal Poly after 23 years of service. Magana graduated from Cal Poly in 1989 with a degree in mathematics. Magana began his career with the Admissions Office in 1994 as a programmer. He worked on the legacy SIS system and developed macros written in Word for direct mail (U.S. Postal Service) communication to students. In 2004, Magana became part of the PeopleSoft Student Administration team, writing and modifying reports for Admissions, Financial Aid and the Office of the Registrar. He was involved in many projects and efforts during his tenure at Cal Poly, including the Multi-Criteria Admissions (MCA), which he continues to support. For the last 10 years, Magana has provided a wide variety of ad hoc data sets and reports to the campus at large and has developed and modified PeopleSoft reports in support of Academic Affairs' initiatives and reporting needs. His retirement plans include some traveling, home gardening projects, horticulture and hiking. He also plans to spend more time with his friends and to volunteer for a variety of community projects.
Professor Virginia Walter will retire from the Horticulture and Crop Science Department in September, after 43 years at Cal Poly. She joined the faculty in 1974, later serving as the interim department head for the then-Environmental Horticultural Science Department from 1997 to 2000. Throughout her career, she taught at all levels, from introductory courses to advanced courses in abiotic diseases, greenhouse production and controlled environments. Walter, who is a Fulbright scholar, has a track record promoting floriculture and Pi Alpha Xi, the National Academic Honor Society for horticulture. Her flower judging and design teams were consistent performers at the National Intercollegiate Floral Crop Quality Evaluation and Design Competitions. She earned the Woody Kalin Award — presented to the coach of the National Champion Team — in 1993-95, 1999, 2000 and 2002. At Cal Poly, Walter served as advisor to the FFA State Finals Floriculture Contest and the Upsilon Chapter of Pi Alpha Xi. A reception will be held in her honor from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, in the Agricultural Sciences Building (No. 11), Room 210.
Cal Poly to Host Demo Day Event on Sept. 8
The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) will host its annual Demo Day at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at the Performing Arts Center. The event culminates CIE’s 2017 SLO HotHouse Summer Accelerator program — an intense 13-week program that helps students and recent graduates who have developed new products and ventures. Representatives of the six participating companies will give demonstrations, pitches and answer questions about their entrepreneurial efforts. This year's accelerator companies include: Atsá Foods LLC, an innovative food company that integrates Native American superfoods into everyday nutritious snacks; DTE Materials, which manufactures hemp-based, high-performance, non-toxic and sustainable building insulation material; LocalsOwn, a virtual farmstand offering local farmers’ market products online; Pashion Footwear, which has designed an adaptable shoe that can easily convert from a pump into a flat; PolyRents, which simplifies the housing rental process for landlords and their prospective tenants; and The Lens, a global media brand that captures a familiar world through authentic perspectives. The event is free; advance registration is required. For more information and to register, go to 2017demoday.eventbrite.com.
Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist to Speak at Cal Poly Sept. 20
On Wednesday, Sept. 20, the Office of University Diversity and Inclusivity (OUDI) is hosting Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker and social activist Jose Antonio Vargas, who will speak on the struggles of undocumented immigrants in today’s America. Vargas will give a keynote speech as part of “Undocu Week,” organized by the Undocumented Student Working Group and the Cal Poly Dream Center. His talk, “Define American,” will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. A screening and discussion for his film “Documented” will precede his talk from 2 to 4 p.m. Both events will be held at Spanos Theatre and are free and open to the public. For more information or for accommodation requests, call OUDI at ext. 6-2250.
Parent and Family Programs Accepting Items for Poly Parent News
Parent and Family Programs is now accepting submissions from campus partners for Poly Parent News. The dynamic monthly newsletter is designed to communicate timely and exciting university information, resources, events and reminders to parents and supporters of Cal Poly students. With an audience of more than 11,000 parents, Poly Parent News is a great opportunity to showcase a department or program. To submit content, complete the Poly Parent News Content Submission form. To view past newsletters, visit parent.calpoly.edu/poly-parent-news. For questions, concerns or comments, contact program coordinator Bailey Hamblin at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 6-1580.
Openings Available at the Orfalea Family and ASI Children’s Center
The Orfalea Family and ASI Children’s Center has openings available beginning fall quarter for 4- and 5-year-old children. All other ages will be contacted for enrollment based on waiting list priorities. Applications for enrollment can be picked up at the Children's Center. Applicants must pay a non-refundable fee of $5 per child. Cal Poly students have first priority to enroll their children at the center. Faculty and staff receive second priority for enrollment, followed by Cal Poly alumni and community members. Contact the Children's Center at ext. 6-1267 for more information.
International Center Debuts New Online System for International Travel
All international travel conducted as Cal Poly business must go through the Cal Poly International Center. Effective July 1, 2017, all international travel packets must be completed and submitted electronically at https://abroad.calpoly.edu/ (select “International Travel”). The new online system will allow the International Center to retain all information in one secure area, enhance travel safety, ensure compliance with CSU policies and procedures, and provide for rapid location and communication in the event of an emergency situation. Travelers must meet the required deadlines, which are posted on the site, to have their travel approved. Contact the International Center to schedule a workshop for your department during Fall Conference or a departmental meeting. Email request for international travel workshop inquiries may be sent to email@example.com.
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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.
NASA Scientist to Speak on Cassini Mission to Saturn Sept. 16
Jani Radebaugh, a planetary scientist working on NASA's Cassini mission, will give an overview of what scientists have learned from the spacecraft’s exploration of the Saturn system. The talk will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, in Spanos Theatre. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The day before the talk, Cassini will end its 13-year exploration by diving into Saturn’s atmosphere. The mission has revealed storms and structures in the colorful atmosphere of Saturn, the movement and order of its complex rings, and the Earth-like features on several moons. The event will include a question-and-answer session and is free and open to the public.
Cal Poly Music Department Announces 2017-18 Events
The Music Department starts off its 2017-18 season with a concert of North Indian Classical Music presented by guest artists Arnab Chakrabarty and Sanju Sahai at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, in Spanos Theatre on campus. On Oct. 28, Scott Glysson, Cal Poly’s new director of choral activities, will conduct the Cal Poly Choirs in a concert titled “Reflections on Life and Love” at 8 p.m. in Mission San Luis Obispo. On Dec. 3, Jeff Midkiff, a nationally active soloist and composer, will perform his Concerto for Mandolin and Orchestra, “From the Blue Ridge” with the Cal Poly Symphony at 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. The concert, titled “Music from the New World,” features works that draw on America’s diverse musical traditions. Additional fall events include: Nov. 4 — Arab Music Ensemble Fall Concert; Nov. 12 — Bandfest 2017: Earth; Dec. 1 — Fall Jazz Concert; and Dec. 2 — Choirs’ Holiday Kaleidoscope (two performances). The complete list of events for the 2017-18 season, which runs through June —including free offerings — is available on the Music Department’s calendar website. For more information, call ext. 6-2406 or email the department. Printed versions of the event brochure are available on request. Tickets are on sale at the Cal Poly Ticket Office, ext. 6-4849.
Arnab Chakrabarty and Sanju Sahai to Perform North Indian Classical Music on Sept. 18
Arnab Chakrabarty and Sanju Sahai will perform a concert of North Indian classical music at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, in Spanos Theatre. The program will feature performances of ragas unique to the Indian subcontinent, with roots dating back hundreds of years. A raga is a matrix of melodic possibilities based on a distinct set of notes governed by a well-defined syntax. Recombination of melodic matter takes place in real time to compose fresh ideas that Hindustani musicians think of as improvisation. The meter-bound part of the melodic matter is temporally articulated within a cyclical framework known as tala. Talas are cycles that range from four to 108 beats in length, though the most commonly performed talas are between six and 16 beats. Chakrabarty will play the sarod, a long-necked, fretless, plucked lute. He is primarily a proponent of the Shahjahanpur gharana, or school, but his style has also been influenced by many other luminaries of North Indian classical music. He teaches and performs internationally. Sahai will accompany on the tabla, a pair of small, tuned hand drums. He is a ninth-generation maestro of the Benares gharana. He is an accomplished soloist and accompanist and has performed around the world. 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.
To find out what’s going on at Cal Poly, visit the Events Calendar. The site includes community events that are open to the public and Campus Life events open to students, faculty and staff. A link from the calendar allows staff, faculty and students to check facility availability before requesting and reserving on-campus locations for activities and events. For more information about publishing an event on the calendar, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the university scheduling page. The new Events Calendar replaced the Cal Poly News Events Index.
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Upcoming Events @ Home
Sunday, Sept. 10
Men’s Soccer vs. Saint Mary’s, Spanos Stadium, 4 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 15
Women’s Soccer vs. Sacramento State, Spanos Stadium, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 17
Women’s Soccer vs. Pacific, Spanos Stadium, noon.
Thursday, Sept. 21
Women’s Soccer vs. Denver, Spanos Stadium, 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 22
Women’s Volleyball vs. Cal State Fullerton, Mott Athletics Center, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 23
Men’s Soccer vs. CSU Bakersfield, Paso Robles Horse Park, 11 a.m.
Women’s Volleyball vs. UC Riverside, Mott Athletics Center, 4:30 p.m.
Football vs. Northern Arizona, Spanos Stadium, 6 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 24
Women’s Soccer vs. Santa Clara, Spanos Stadium, noon.
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.
#104602 — Retention Specialist (Student Services Professional III), University Advising. $4,204-$5,989 per month. Anticipated hiring range: $4,204-$4,624 per month. Open until filled. Review begins Sept. 29.
#104598 — Advancement Coordinator (Administrative Support Coordinator I), College of Liberal Arts — Cal Poly Arts. $2,846-$4,711 per month. Anticipated hiring range: $2,846-$3,131 per month. Open until filled. Review begins Sept. 14.
#104599 — Customer Service Consultant (Information Technology Consultant — Career), Information Technology Services — Customer and Technology Support. $4,372-$9,683 per month. Anticipated hiring range: $4,372-$5,834 per month. Open until filled.
#104600 — Women's Basketball Team Operations Intern (Helper/Aid), Student Affairs — Athletics. Temporary, on-call. One year, with possible extension. $10.50-$16.68 per hour. Open until filled. Review begins Sept. 12.
#104595 — Police Officer, Administration and Finance — University Police Department. $4,682-$7,235 per month. Open until filled.
#104584 — Server Administrator (Operating Systems Analyst — Career), Administration and Finance — Network and Technology Services. $4,372-$9,877 per month. Anticipated hiring range: $4,372-$5,800 per month. Open until filled.
#104603 — Custodian, Student Affairs — University Housing. $2,319-$3,840 per month. Up to four positions available. Open until filled. Review begins Sept. 15.
#104605 — Part-Time/Full-Time Custodian positions, Student Affairs — University Housing. Up to six part-time (.60 FTE) and full-time positions through Sept. 1, 2018. Part-time: $1,391.40-$2,304 per month. Full-time: $2,319-$3,840 per month. Open until filled. Review begins Sept. 15.
#104567 — Inventory and University Housing Depot Manager (Administrator I), Student Affairs — University Housing Depot. Salary commensurate with background and experience. Anticipated hiring range: $5,667-$6,000 per month. Open until filled. Review begins Sept. 28.
#104583 — Construction Inspector (Administrator II), Administration and Finance — Facilities Management and Development. Salary commensurate with background and experience. Anticipated salary range: $67,000-$75,000 per year. 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.
#104557 — Tenure Track Position — Theatre Arts, College of Liberal Arts. Open until filled.
#104586 — Tenure Track Position — Experience Industry Management, College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. Open until filled.
#104581 — Tenure Track Position — Silviculture and Forest Ecology, College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. Open until filled.
#104578 — Tenure Track Position — Painting, College of Liberal Arts. Open until filled.
#104579 — Tenure Track Position — Environmental Planning and Management, College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. Open until filled.
#104556 — Tenure Track Position — Nutrition, College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. 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.