Cal Poly Report — April 11, 2018


Dean of Library Services Finalists to Visit Campus April 16-24

President Jeffrey Armstrong and Provost and Executive Vice President Kathleen Enz Finken have accepted the recommendation of the Dean of Library Services Consultative Search Committee, chaired by Librarian Katherine O'Clair, to invite three finalists for the position to visit campus. Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the Open Forum scheduled for each finalist. The finalists and their visit dates are: 
· Cyril Oberlander; dean of University Library, Humboldt State University; April 16-17. The Open Forum will be held from 11:10 a.m. to noon Monday, April 16, in the Advanced Technology Laboratories (No. 7).
· Stephanie R. Walker; dean of Libraries and Information Resources, University of North Dakota; April 19-20. The Open Forum will be held from 11:10 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 19, in Baker Center (No. 180), Room 101.
· Adriana Popescu; interim dean of Library Services, Cal Poly; April 23-24. The Open Forum will be held from 11:10 a.m. to noon Monday, April 23, in the Advanced Technology Laboratories (No. 7).
Curricula vitae and interview schedules are available on the Academic Personnel site:

New Library Exhibit Shows Evolution of Cal Poly 

Flyer for new exhibit 'Building the Cal Poly campus' at Kennedy Library See how the Cal Poly campus has grown and evolved over the past century at Special Collections and Archives’ new exhibit, "Building the Cal Poly Campus: 1902–2022," on display on the fourth floor of Kennedy Library (No. 35) through June 29. The exhibit explores how campus came to be situated where it is, and how growth was planned to meet the needs of students following a Learn by Doing philosophy. Highlights include the first map of Cal Poly (1902), the original architectural drawing of the oldest building on campus (the Power House), a digital map of the historic buildings of campus, and a video compiled from student films from the 1930s through the ’90s. The exhibit includes a collection of quirky campus maps created by students in Principles of Environmental Design (EDES: 123) during winter quarter 2018. The exhibit will be be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and during Open House on Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn more at

Cal Poly to Host Food Distribution Site on April 24

Logo for Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo CountyCampus Health and Wellbeing is partnering with the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County to host an on-campus food distribution site from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, near Mott lawn. The Food Bank Coalition administers The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) once a month at no cost to low-income families and individuals to help with nutrition assistance. This service is being provided to ensure that all students, faculty and staff have access to nutritious foods. Campus Health and Wellbeing will continue to support this food distribution site every fourth Tuesday of the month. For more details visit or follow @mycpwell on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  For more information, contact Christine Nelson at

Women in Cybersecurity Leadership Forum to be Held May 9

An interactive panel featuring leaders in technology from industry, government, law enforcement and higher education will speak at a Women in Cyber Leadership Forum from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, in the Advanced Technology Laboratories (No. 7). Topics include the state of security in government, industry and education; law enforcement and digital forensics, the Fourth Amendment and California Electronic Communications Privacy Act; hackers and the human factor; internships and career opportunities in cybersecurity; ransomware and zero-day threats; and the future of cybersecurity. Panelists include Alison Robinson, associate vice president of information technology at Cal Poly; Nicole Raymer, regional sales director for West Oblong Industries; Melanie Donaldson, enterprise account manager for MSAB, a pioneer in forensic technology for mobile device examination; Alyssa Habling, senior account manager for Bugcrowd, which connects organizations to a global crowd of trusted security researchers to identify vulnerabilities; Patricia McQuaid, Cal Poly management information systems professor; Danielle Borelli, director of business services for California Cybersecurity Institute; and Stephanie Cervantes, retired chief information technology security officer for the California Department of Justice. The event is free and open to the campus community and the public. Register at Questions? Contact Jimmy Baker at or ext. 6-2948.

Law Enforcement Technology Advancement Day to be Held May 9 at California Cybersecurity Institute

The campus community is invited to attend Law Enforcement Technology Enhancement Day, a daylong training event at the California Cybersecurity Institute at Camp San Luis Obispo. Attendees will hear from cyber training experts, attend demonstrations and experience the CCI’s immersive training environment. The event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., is free and open to the public. Register and view a full schedule of events at For more information, contact CCI’s Jimmy Baker at or 703-303-4233.

The Cal Poly Log-In Page is Changing on April 12

A photo of a computer with the new Cal Poly log-in page.Your Cal Poly login page is about to get a new look! Information Technology Services (ITS) is upgrading Cal Poly’s authentication system at 7 a.m. Thursday, April 12. There will be no disruption in service during the upgrade. In addition to the sleek new appearance of the login page when you visit, the upgrade will make the page more mobile-friendly and secure. It’s important to note that after the upgrade, will redirect to There is no cause for concern and you should continue to use your bookmark for For more information on the changes to the login page, visit Questions? Contact the ITS Service Desk at or ext. 6-7000.

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Student Success

Art and Design Student Creates '25-35' Art Installation in Baker Center

Art and design student Anna Teiche, right, talks at the unveiling of her new installation, '25-35' created in honor of Phil Bailey, center, dean emeritus of the College of Science and Mathematics.A new art installation, "25-35," has been unveiled in the Baker Center for Science and Mathematics, created by a student artist in honor of Phil Bailey, dean emeritus of the College of Science and Mathematics. Bailey founded and championed the "Study 25–35 Hours Per Week" principle: To succeed, students need to study two hours per unit each week, or the equivalent of 25–35 hours per week. The installation was designed by student artist Anna Teiche (Art and Design, '18) and commissioned by Provost Kathleen Enz Finken. Teiche (pictured at right, above) completed all of the fabrication using on-campus resources and labs. She learned to tungsten inert gas (TIG) weld with instruction from Equipment Technician Doug Brewster and welding assistance from fellow art and design student Tommy Stoeckinger, according to a University Art Collection description of the piece. The piece is a visual representation of the activities in an average student’s day according to the Study 25-35 principle. Seven hexagonal panels each represent a day of the week, and smaller, painted hexagons symbolize the hours in a day. The forms are inspired by molecular diagrams used in chemistry, Bailey’s field of study. Just as chemical compounds can be broken down into separate elements, a student’s day can be organized into different areas of focus. The art installation is located on the second-floor lobby of the Baker Center (No. 180). Watch a video showing how it was created here.

Mustang Media Group Wins 26 State and National Awards at Two Conferences

Mustang Media Group, the Journalism Department’s student-run media organization, has received 26 awards in the span of five months. The student journalists received statewide recognition with 15 awards from the California Collegiate Media Association at the Associated Collegiate Press’ National Midwinter Journalism Convention held in early March. In addition, Professor Brady Teufel was named the Journalism Educator of the Year in the four-year division. Earlier in the 2017-18 academic year, the students also earned national recognition with 10 awards from College Media Association’s (CMA) 2017 Pinnacle Awards at the ACP/CMA Fall National College Media Convention in October. Read more about the awardees here.

April 19 Reception to Honor Outstanding Student Employees

Nominees for Cal Poly’s Outstanding Student Employee of the Year (OSEY) will be recognized at a reception from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 19, at the Smith Alumni and Conference Center (No. 28). Cynthia Vizcaíno Villa, CFO and senior vice president of Administration and Finance, will give remarks and congratulate the 32 nominees. The 2017-18 OSEY will also be announced. This event is open to the campus community. Student employees, supervisors and supporters of student employees are encouraged to attend. The reception will celebrate the important achievements, contributions and exceptional service student employees provide to the university. For more information, contact Barbara Rollins at

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Faculty & Staff

Cal Poly Professor Receives Outstanding Researcher Award 

rofessor Marni Goldenberg, left, with son, Reed, and husband, Jon Hanlon, at the 2018 California Park and Recreation Society awards recognition banquet.Professor Marni Goldenberg, who teaches outdoor and experiential education in the Experience Industry Management Department, recently received an Award of Excellence from the California Park and Recreation Society for outstanding research. “The California Park and Recreation Society’s awards program is the highest recognition our department faculty can receive,” Department Head Bill Hendricks said. “This honor is a credit to Marni's dedication to her scholarship, which has assisted our department in becoming a highly recognized and respected academic program across the U.S.” Goldenberg has used means-end theory, a marketing approach, to examine outcomes of participation in various settings. This research has provided insights and perspectives on why individuals participate in certain activities and what values they obtain from their participation. By understanding the values, organizations can market and meet participant needs. Goldenberg’s research on participant motivation has include skateboard and dog parks, the Special Olympics and outdoor trails. Her research findings have been published in more than 25 books and journal articles and in more than 120 international, national, regional, state, and local presentations. Read more here.

Nominations Due April 13 for 2018 President’s Diversity Awards 

Denise Isom, left, is pictured with Justin Gomez, recipient of the 2017 Diversity Award for staff, and President Armstrong.The Inclusive Excellence Council is seeking nominations for the 2018 President's Diversity Awards. Nominations for the categories of individual faculty, staff and student awards along with campus organization, student organization and the new Excellence in Inclusive Design award are due by 5 p.m. Friday, April 13. Individual awardees receive $500, and group awardees receive $1,000. Recipients will be announced at the President's Diversity Awards ceremony from 2 to 4 p.m. May 5 in the Performing Arts Center Rossi Grand Lobby. The nomination form can be found here. Questions? Contact the Office of University Diversity and Inclusion (OUDI) at (Ethnic Studies Department Chair Denise Isom, left, is pictured with Justin Gomez, recipient of the 2017 Diversity Award for staff, and President Armstrong.) 

Nominations Open for Provost’s Leadership Award for Partnership in Ray Fernando, the 2017 AwardeePhilanthropy

Nominations are being accepted for the Provost’s Leadership Award for Partnership in Philanthropy. The award celebrates visionary leaders who have forged critical partnerships to advance the mission of Cal Poly. Nominees may be current or former faculty members who have been instrumental in comprehensive development and fundraising efforts. The award recipient will receive campuswide recognition at the Fall Conference General Session. Faculty, staff and current students are encouraged to submit nominations. The nomination form and more information are available at The deadline for submission is 5 p.m. Monday, April 23. Email nomination materials to Jeanne Scott, Office of the Provost, at (Pictured is 2017 awardee Ray Fernando.)


Cal Poly Women’s Club May Luncheon Set for May 5

The Cal Poly Women's Club annual luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the San Luis Obispo Country Club, 255 Country Club Drive. This year's program includes guest speaker Courtney Kienow, the university's director of community relations. Installation of the new board of directors will take place and lunch will be served. Bring a friend and RSVP before Monday, April 23, with your meal preference. The RSVP form can be found at For more information, contact Val Barboza at

New Responding to Hidden Bias Workshops to be Held in Spring Quarter

Drawing of two figures talking to each other.The campus community now has the opportunity to attend a workshop titled Responding to Hidden Bias. This workshop focuses on responding to your own and others’ biases. Participants will have the opportunity to dig deeper to develop and practice ways to respond to intentional and unintentional bias and learn of resources for additional learning. This workshop is at the request of those who already attended the Exposing Hidden Bias workshops focused on increasing awareness of unconscious bias and strategies for avoiding its impact in our work and relationships. Participants are encourage to first attend the Exposing Hidden Bias workshop as a baseline prior to registering for the Responding to Hidden Bias workshop. Select the preferred workshop for more information and to register:  Exposing Hidden Bias and Responding to Hidden Bias.

Learning Lab Preschool Application Period Closes May 1Photo of a Learning Lab teacher with two children looking into a raised vegetable or flower bed.

The application period for the 2018-19 school year at the Psychology and Child Development Preschool Learning Lab will close Tuesday, May 1. The preschool is open to the entire campus community with priority given to faculty and staff. The Learning Lab focuses on inquiry-based learning experiences that encourage the child’s natural interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The Lab offers a low teacher-child ratio, while providing a high-quality preschool atmosphere that supports the development needs of the whole child in a warm, nurturing, play-based environment. For more information, visit

PeopleSoft System Upgrade Planned for April 19-23, Some Applications Unavailable

Photo of someone accessing the Cal Poly Portal home page.The Student and Human Resources Administration and Student Center applications, accessed through the My Cal Poly Portal, will be unavailable from 5 p.m. Thursday, April 19, until noon Monday, April 23, due to a required upgrade to the PeopleSoft system. During the maintenance window, links in the “Employee Info” and “Personal Info” sections of the “Personal Info” tab on the portal will also be unavailable. Once the PeopleSoft upgrade is complete, the current link to “Student and HR Administration” in the “My Apps” column on the left side of the portal home page will be split into two new links: “Student Administration” for student services and “HR Administration” for human resources services. This upgrade will help Cal Poly prepare for the CSU’s systemwide transition to a Common Management Systems (CMS), which will support human resources, financial and student services administration functions for all 23 campuses. The project aims to provide more efficient, effective and high-quality service to CSU students, faculty and staff. If you have questions or need help, contact the ITS Service Desk at ext. 6-7000 or

Open Forum to be Held April 16 on Student Administration Upgrade

The Office of the Registrar will hold an open forum to share information on the PeopleSoft Student Administration changes as part of the 9.2 upgrade that will be taking place April 19-23. The open forum will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, April 16, in UU 220.

View New Security Training Video: BEWARE! Hackers Mirror New Security Measure

Illustration of two men and one mobile phone showing a real and a fake text message.Check out this month’s four-minute NINJIO information security training video, "2 Factor Fake Out", showing how hackers can take advantage of the trust we place in cyber-security measures and how to spot their attempts to breach your personal information.  As Cal Poly prepares to implement the verification system detailed in the video, understanding how you might be tricked is critical. NINJIO releases a new security topic each month, aimed at spreading security awareness.  All videos are available through Skillsoft under the Staff and Faculty Training tab on the My Cal Poly Portal.

Webinar to be Offered April 25 on Quality Time for the Time-Pressed Family

Photo of a woman looking at a computer screen along with the Empathia logoJoin Employee and Organization Development for a webinar on the many advantages and all the dynamics that come into play when making time for regular family meetings. Family meetings provide opportunities for parents and children to come together to share experiences and plan family activities. Family meetings promote harmony, cooperation and leadership by providing time to establish rules, make decisions and recognize positive aspects of family life. Employee and Organization Development will share a webinar from Employee Assistance Provider (EAP) Empathia from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the Administration Building (No. 1), Room 301. Register in Skillsoft.

Pride Faculty Staff Association Announces Its Spring Quarter Event Schedule

PRIDE faculty staff association logoThe Cal Poly Pride Faculty Staff Association (PFSA) has announced its spring quarter schedule of events. The schedule of events, including Pride Month events and after-hours socials, can be found online here. PFSA events are open to all LGBTQ+ faculty, staff and graduate students as well as allies. Individuals interested in learning more and staying updated on PFSA events and programs can sign up for the PFSA mailing list here. Individuals can also join the PFSA on Facebook to stay connected with local events and services.

Employment Equity Facilitator Workshops Scheduled for Spring Quarter

Employment Equity Facilitator Workshops have been scheduled for spring quarter from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 25; and 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 29. Brian Gnandt, director of Equal Opportunity, and Elena Morelos, director of Academic Employment, will lead the workshops. Representatives from Academic Personnel and Human Resources will be available 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 for more information. To enroll, contact Ethan Kuster at or ext. 6-7387.

'50/50 Day' to be Held April 26 with Film and Discussion

Graphic reading 50/50 Day What would the world be like if it were more gender balanced? How would it change our homes, our communities and even our planet? From opportunity to access to equal pay, and much more, "50/50 Day" is committed to helping everyday people become champions and active participants in the changes our world so desperately needs. On April 26, Cal Poly will join thousands around the world who will be screening the "50/50 Day" film and engaging in discussions about how we are going to get to a more gender-balanced world that is better for everyone. Click here to register to attend from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 26. Lunch will be served. And check out some highlights from the 2017 event.

Workshop on Expanding Your Sphere of Influence to be Offered April 26

Empathia logoLeadership has less to do with title and position and more to do with an individual's ability to influence others. You can lead others from anywhere in the organization, and when you do, you make the organization better. How can we cultivate influence when we don't have "manager" in our title? Join Employee and Organization Development for a workshop focused on a discussion of the qualities of effective leaders, understanding influence, key traits to expanding our influence, and strategies for building leadership skills. Employee and Organization Development will offer a workshop from Employee Assistance Provider (EAP) Empathia from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the Administration and Finance training room in the University Police Building (No. 36), Room 105. Register in Skillsoft.  

Asian Pacific Islander Faculty and Staff Association Spring Picnic to be Held April 21

Asian, Asian-American and Pacific Islander faculty and staff are invited to the Asian Pacific Islander (API) Faculty and Staff Association spring social from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21, on O'Neill Green. Friends and family are welcome. Bring a blanket and a dish to share; some food will be provided. The API Faculty and Staff Association is committed to supporting Asian-Pacifics in higher education to become stronger leaders and to create networking and social opportunities. Questions? Contact Samantha Tran, APIFSA planning committee member, at


Faculty Advisor Training Series to be Offered in Spring 2018

University Advising is pleased to host a Faculty Advisor Training Series that introduces undergraduate faculty advisors to academic advising core competencies. Register for each workshop using the links below:
— FA 101: Nuts and Bolts of Faculty Advising: 10:10 a.m. to noon Friday, April 20, in the Science Building (No. 52), Room E48.
— FA 102: Assemble Your Faculty Advising Toolkit: 10:10 a.m. to noon Friday, May 4, in the Science Building (No. 52), Room E48.
— FA 103: Building Student Success through Faculty Advising: 10:10 a.m. to noon Friday, May 11, in the Science Building (No. 52), Room E48.
Click here for more information about the Faculty Advisor Training series. Questions? Contact Advisor Training Coordinator Christina Wolfe-Chandler at ext. 6-5735 or

 Managing Performance, Direct Reports, Guiding and Organizing the Work, Managing Relationships and Managing Yourself Five Crucial Skills: Principles of Supervision Workshop to be Offered by Employee and Organization Development

Employee and Organization Development is offering another session of the highly regarded Principles of Supervision workshop. Would you like to optimize your role as a supervisor? Are you interested in gaining additional skills to ensure the work gets done, to engage employees to perform and influence a group to work as a team?  Recent workshop participants said they “can use these tips immediately,” and were excited “to put what (was) learned into action.” The Principles of Supervision workshop will offer helpful information and tools through four non-consecutive half-days running from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day on April 24, May 8, May 22 and June 5. Learn more and register here.

New Book and Learning Circles Planned for Spring Quarter 

Photo of the cover of "mindset" bookEmployee and Organization Development is excited to announce its spring 2018 Book and Learning Circles. Book Circles participants read a book over the course of three sessions. The first book, "Mindset" by Carol Dweck, illustrates that our perception of our abilities either frees us to achieve our full potential or unnecessarily limits our growth. By adopting a growth mindset, you can undertake more challenging tasks, be prepared to learn from failure and achieve more than you might have thought possible. The second book is "Crucial Conversations" by Kerry Patterson and colleagues. A “crucial conversation” is defined as one in which the stakes are high, the participants have different perspectives/opinions and emotions run strong. The book focuses on mastering crucial conversations to get things done while building relationships. The third book, "Whistling Vivaldi" by Claude E. Steele, uses personal stories and research results to demonstrate how simply being aware of a negative stereotype toward our social group diminishes our ability to perform, and suggests some plans for mitigating these “stereotype threats.” Participants will receive a print copy of the book, with some books available as e-books and audiobooks. Learning Circles involve watching a video or reading an article, and participating in a discussion during a single lunchtime session. Session topics include leadership, diversity and inclusion, and happiness at work. Participants are welcome to join one or all sessions for an insightful and rich discussion. Participants will receive materials in advance of live sessions. To view a full description and register to attend, visit the Book and Learning Circles website.

Retired Faculty and Staff Club Luncheon to be Held April 18 on Campus

The Retired Faculty and Staff Club, open to all Cal Poly retirees, will hold a lunch and optional tour from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in the Bonderson Engineering Project Center (No. 197), Room 104. The program will showcase Quality of Life Plus (QL+), which was founded at Cal Poly to generate and foster innovations that aid and improve the quality of life for those injured in the line of duty. The lunch program will feature biomedical engineering Professor Lily Laiho, Ph.D., and several of her students. The cost is $16, which includes lunch. Several reserved parking spots will be available near the center in Parking Lot H2. These spots should be used by those who have challenges walking a great distances. RSVP by Wednesday, April 11, to Gail Simmons at or 805-462-9148. For more information on the Cal Poly Retired Faculty and Staff Club, visit

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Catastrophic Leave

Sandy Clark, lead custodian in University Housing — Custodial Operations, has qualified for catastrophic leave. Those wishing to donate leave credits to help her remain in full-pay status during an extended leave of absence should contact catastrophic leave coordinator Karen Schmidt at ext. 6-5212 or to request a donation form.

Guadalupe (Yanet) Aguilar, custodian in Facilities Services, has qualified for catastrophic leave. Those wishing to donate leave credits to help her remain in full-pay status during an extended leave of absence should contact catastrophic leave coordinator Laura McCarren at ext. 6-5212 or to request a donation form.

Paul Ionata, plumber in Facilities Management — Plumbing Shop, has qualified for catastrophic leave. Those wishing to donate leave credits to help him remain in full-pay status during an extended leave of absence should contact catastrophic leave coordinator Laura McCarren at ext. 6-5212 or to request a donation form.

Christine Reed, administrative support coordinator in Information Services, has qualified for catastrophic leave. Those wishing to donate leave credits to help her remain in full-pay status during an extended leave of absence should contact catastrophic leave coordinator Dolores Flores at ext. 6-5578 or to request a donation form.

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Campus Announcements

Statistics Department Offers Consulting Services to Campus

The Statistics Department provides a statistical consulting service to the university community to facilitate research design and data analysis in a wide variety of disciplines. Consulting will be available through Friday, June 15, by appointment only. The consulting service is intended to support faculty and staff projects and research and provide assistance for students working on senior projects and graduate research. Jeff Sklar and John Walker will serve as the consultants. They are available to advise on data collection, experimental design and analysis of research projects. In addition, they will be available to lead seminars or tutorials on requested topics and offer advice on various computer packages available at Cal Poly. Faculty, staff and students interested in utilizing the consulting service are encouraged to access the Statistics Department website for additional information, including what to bring to a consulting session. If there is a special area of statistical inference that is of interest to a group or department, or to schedule a consultation, email

Spring Poly Body + Being Workshops to be Held in April 

Photo of someone holding a cutting board with makings for a burger, reading Poly Body and BeingA healthy lifestyle starts with you. Poly Body + Being can help you reach your wellness goals. Each quarter, world-class experts in nutrition, diet and exercise teach interactive classes that all members of the campus community can experience.  All workshops located in the Recreation Center Training Room are complimentary for the campus community, including non-members. Workshops that are not held in the training room will be available to the campus community with a purchase of a day pass. All workshops are complimentary for Recreation Center members. No registration is required. View the complete list of offerings on ASI Access under the fitness tab. Embark on your journey to becoming your best self with these upcoming workshops:
— Wednesday, April 11, 12:15–1:15 p.m.: Hack Your Diet
— Tuesday, April 17, 12:15–1:15 p.m.: Better Balancing You
— Saturday, April 21, 9:30–11:30 a.m.: Olympic Lifting
For more information, contact Recreation Center Wellness Graduate Assistant Danielle Jones at

2018 Poly Royal Rodeo Returns to Spanos Stadium

Photo of three students sitting on horses at the 2017 Poly Royal Rodeo in Spanos Stadium.The 78th annual Poly Royal Rodeo will once again be staged in Spanos Stadium. The rodeo will be held April 13-14 with two back-to-back evening performances and includes a headline concert featuring country superstar Aaron Watson Saturday night, presented by ASI Events. Special guests Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band will return to the stadium to kick-off the concert performance. The Flying Cowboyz FMX act and famed rodeo clown Clint Sylvester will also perform Saturday. The venue allows for a capacity of 11,000 spectators each night. The Friday evening rodeo, beginning at 7 p.m., will include kid-friendly activities, and children under 10 get in free. Tickets are $20 for students, $25 for general admission and $40 for chair-back seats. The Saturday rodeo event, beginning at 5:30 p.m., includes the live post-show concert by Watson. Tickets are $10 for children ages 2-10, $25 for students, $30 for general admission and $50 for chair-back seats. Admission is free for children under 2. Tickets are available at All proceeds from the event will benefit the Cal Poly Rodeo Program.

Cal Poly Seeking Entries for Annual Community Flower Show

Photo of the Best of Section and Best of Show from the 2017 Community Flower Show.The annual Community Flower Show will be held Saturday, April 14, as part of Open House 2018. Faculty, staff and community members are invited to enter their flower specimens in the show. Contestants can enter specimens of perennials, annuals, bulbs, blooms from flowering shrubs, roses and container plants in the longstanding Community Flower Show, which is overseen by Professor Emeritus Virginia Walter. Registration for the event will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 13; all entries are due between 6:30 and 8 a.m. April 14. The contest will be held at the Environmental Horticultural Science Unit (No. 48), on Via Carta at the north end of campus. The show will be open for public viewing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 14. Students will judge the entries, with ribbons to be awarded to the top three entries in each class, as well as Best-of-Section, Best-of-Show, and Reserve Best-of-Show.

Activities and Events to be Held for Cal Poly Earth Week April 17-19

Graphic reading Earth Week April 17-19Cal Poly Earth Week 2018 will take place from April 17-19, with three fun-filled days of events and activities related to sustainability on campus. Events will include a green careers panel, a tour of Cal Poly's new solar farm, a campus litter clean-up, a sustainability club showcase, and more. There will be fun and engaging ways for students, staff and faculty to get involved. You can sign up to volunteer, attend the events and even win prizes throughout the week! Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect with sustainability programs and leaders on campus and spread the spirit of environmental culture. Contact Kylee Singh at or ext. 6-5397 for more information. Find the full listing of events at

Women in Business Club to Hold Defining Her Future Conference on April 20

Illustration for the Defining Her Future Conference reading Finding Your Way with a drawing of a roadCal Poly student club Women in Business will hold its third annual Defining Her Future conference at the Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 20. Faculty, staff and students are invited to spend the day surrounded by passionate, empowered women and men from across campus and various industries. Defining Her Future 2018 will provide an opportunity to listen to executive breakout panels, network with industry professionals and grow as leaders. Listen to a keynote session from renowned business leaders, choose from six breakout sessions and sit in on an Allyship Panel moderated by a representative from the Office of University Diversity and Inclusion (OUDI). Defining Her Future is free and open to all faculty, staff and students from all majors, ages and genders — there will be something for everyone. Register here:

Denim Day: Wear Jeans for Justice Event Planned for April 25

Close-up photo of jeans reading "demin day wear jeans for justice 4.25.18"Safer and the Office of University Diversity and Inclusion (OUDI) invites the campus to participate in Denim Day: Wear Jeans for Justice on Wednesday, April 25. A coffee kick-off will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. in the UU Chandler Lounge (Room 208). Denim Day began in 1999 as part of an international protest of an Italian High Court decision to overturn a rape conviction because the survivor was wearing jeans at the time of her assault, according to Peace Over Violence, a nonprofit organization that has run the Demin Day campaign for 19 years. In a statement, the Chief Judge argued, “Because the victim wore very, very tight jeans, she had to help him remove them, and by removing the jeans it was no longer rape but consensual sex.” This verdict became a symbol of the injustice sexual assault survivors face all over the world and a call to stop victim blaming. Show solidarity by wearing jeans and stop by for free coffee and treats. Fill out this form to show your support for Denim Day and other Sexual Assault Awareness Month events.

Local Dignitaries to Headline Annual Take Back the Night Event on April 26

San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon as well as representatives from Senator Bill Monning’s office and the Women’s March are just a few of the supporters slated to speak about sexual violence during Cal Poly Safer’s annual Take Back the Night event. The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in Mission Plaza in downtown San Luis Obispo, and consists of a march, resource fair, open microphone, speakers and a vigil. Take Back the Night aims to raise awareness about sexual violence in our communities and is the culmination of Safer’s programming for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Other events throughout the month include a panel on Human Trafficking on the Central Coast, Denim Day, It’s On Us Week of Action and more. To view a full list of events, go to

Extended Education to Offer Math Academy This Summer

Drawing of math concepts.Extended Education will offer Math Academy this summer from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, July 23 through Friday, July 27. The Math Academy provides enrichment activities to ensure participants are well-prepared to meet future academic challenges. Participants will work on fun, rich tasks that include multiple access points, multiple methods of solving the problem, hands-on components, collaboration and communication. Through this program, participants work through the processes required to comprehend and solve rich problems, improving critical thinking and reasoning skills required at the college level. (Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra I.) Learn more here or by calling ext. 6-2053. Register here.

Extended Education to Offer Children's Picture Book Writing

Photo of children's books.Extended Education will offer the Children's Picture Book Writing series this spring. Children’s Picture Book Writing will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays April 19 through May 17. Join published author and teacher Cindy Neuschwander in this introductory class, which offers an in-depth look at this genre. In addition, The Mind of a Child class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 5. Explore 10 universal themes that occur in picture books. This class will give adults a peek into what children are thinking and what resonates with them. Character Development, a one-day class, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 2, and will touch on recognizing and crafting unforgettable characters. Students will look at examples of strong characters and learn how to create one. Learn more here or by calling ext. 6-2053.

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Submission Guidelines for Cal Poly Report

Cal Poly Report (CPR) is Cal Poly's official employee newsletter, designed to communicate information about officially sanctioned university news or events to faculty, staff and administrators. Submissions may run a maximum of three times and should be limited to 150 words. To help ensure CPR continues to contain only relevant and approved information, submissions are required to come from or be approved by the employee designated to approve submissions in the respective colleges, units and work areas. A list of designated approvers is available on the Cal Poly Report index website. Entries submitted by those other than the designated approver must be accompanied by an approval form signed by the unit's approver. The approval form is available online in fillable pdf format or a downloadable Microsoft Word format. CPR is published weekly during the school year, except during academic breaks, and monthly in the summer. The deadline for each issue is 12:30 p.m. the Friday prior to publication.


Cal Poly Open House Recital Set for April 14

Graphic reading Open House RecitalThe Music Department will present an Open House Recital at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, in Room 218 of the Davidson Music Center (No. 45) on campus. The recital, featuring both instrumentalists and vocalists, is one of many scheduled events for the 25th annual Open House. The program will open with a string trio, followed by two solo vocalists, a saxophone quartet, barbershop quartet, jazz combo and two brass ensembles. The student performers are from a variety of majors and all are involved in at least one of the department’s large, premier ensembles including Cal Poly’s Choirs, Symphony, University Jazz Bands, Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. Music Department staff member Paul Woodring will accompany the singers. The recital is free and open to the public; no tickets or advanced reservations are required. The event is sponsored by the Music Department, College of Liberal Arts and Instructionally Related Activities program. For information on parking, visit the Open House Guest Parking and Transportation website. For more information on the recital, call the Music Department at ext. 6-2406 or visit its calendar website.

ABC News Correspondent to Interview Hollywood Writer and Producer April 19

ABC News correspondent David Kerley (Journalism, ’79) will interview Hollywood writer and producer Kevin Falls (Journalism, ’78) from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in the Advanced Technology Laboratories (No. 7). The two accomplished Cal Poly journalism graduates will return to campus to talk about the art of storytelling. Falls is currently working on the hit NBC series “This Is Us.” He was head writer on “The West Wing,” created the NBC series “Journeyman” and co-created TNT’s “Franklin & Bash.” Falls was also the screenwriter for two movies, “The Temp” and “Summer Catch.” Kerley is based in Washington, D.C., and contributes regularly to all ABC News broadcasts, including “World News Tonight,” “Good Morning America” and “Nightline.” Kerley has been honored with national and regional Emmy Awards, a Peabody, and multiple Edward R. Murrow awards. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call ext. 6-2508 or email

Second Annual Family Day at the PAC set for Saturday, April 21

A man and his child watch a group perform at the 2017 Family Day at the PAC.The second annual Family Day at the PAC will be held Saturday, April 21. This free community event promises to entertain with a day full of music, crafts and a special performance by Versa-Style, a Los Angeles-based dance troupe. The day kicks off at 2 p.m. with activities in the PAC Main Lobby and Plaza. At 3 p.m., doors to Harman Hall open for a highly energetic performance by Versa-Style. Both children and adults will enjoy the troupe's combination of '90s hip-hop, salsa, Afro-Cuban dance styles and more. Sweets will be provided by SLO Provisions. Event sponsors include The Tribune, KSBY and the city of San Luis Obispo. Family Day at the PAC is presented by the Performing Arts Center. Click here to register online or call the Cal Poly Ticket Office at ext. 6-4849.

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

Friday, April 13
Baseball vs. UC Davis, Baggett Stadium, 6 p.m.

Saturday, April 14
Men’s Tennis vs. UC Davis, Mustang Courts, 12 noon.
Softball vs. UC Davis (DH), Bob Janssen Field, 1 p.m.
Baseball vs. UC Davis, Baggett Stadium, 6 p.m.

Sunday, April 15
Baseball vs. UC Davis, Baggett Stadium, 1 p.m.
Softball vs. UC Davis, Bob Janssen Field, 1 p.m.
Men’s Tennis vs. Santa Clara, Mustang Courts, 1 p.m.

Friday, April 20
Beach Volleyball vs. Feather River, Pismo Beach, 8 a.m.
Beach Volleyball vs. Vanguard, Pismo Beach, 10 a.m.
Beach Volleyball vs. San Jose State, Pismo Beach, 4 p.m.
Baseball vs. Long Beach State, Baggett Stadium, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)

Saturday, April 21
Men’s Tennis vs. UC Santa Barbara, Mustang Courts, 10 a.m.
Softball vs. CSUN (DH), Bob Janssen Field, 1 p.m.
Women’s Tennis vs. UC Santa Barbara, Mustang Courts, 2 p.m.
Baseball vs. Long Beach State, Baggett Stadium, 6 p.m.

Sunday, April 22
Baseball vs. Long Beach State, Baggett Stadium, 1 p.m.
Softball vs. CSUN, Bob Janssen Field, 1 p.m.

Friday, April 27
Baseball vs. UCLA, Baggett Stadium, 6 p.m.

Saturday, April 28
Baseball vs. UCLA, Baggett Stadium, 6 p.m.

Sunday, April 29
Baseball vs. UCLA, Baggett Stadium, 1 p.m.

Tuesday, May 1
Baseball vs. Santa Clara, Baggett Stadium, 6 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.

#104778 — Associate Dean for Faculty and Student Affairs (Administrator II), College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. Salary commensurate with background and experience. Open until filled.

#104795 — Personnel Analyst (Administrative Analyst/Specialist — Exempt I), College of Engineering. $3,897 to $6,647 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $4,500 to $6,000 per month). Open until filled.

#104777 — Senior Manager of Personnel (Administrator I), College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. Salary commensurate with background and experience. Open until filled.

#104794 — Grants Analyst (Administrative Analyst/Specialist — Exempt I), Academic Affairs — Research and Economic Development — Grants Development Office. $3,897 to $6,647 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $3,897 to $5,220 per month). 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.

There are no listings at this time.

Corporation Employment Opportunities

Cal Poly Corporation is a separate entity operating in concert with the university to provide a diverse range of services and resources to students, faculty and staff. To view job postings or apply, visit the Corporation website. For assistance, contact Human Resources at ext. 6-1121.

Research Assistant, Kinesiology, $16.23-$24.35 per hour.

Program Coordinator/Academic Advisor, Upward Bound, $48,684-$50,148 per year.

Finance and Operations Manager, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Small Business Development Center, $51,792-$77,667 per year.

ASI Employment Opportunities

Candidates are asked to visit the ASI website to complete an ASI application and apply for open positions. For more information, visit the ASI Business Office in UU 212 or call ext. 6-5800.

There are no listings at this time.

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