Cal Poly Report — April 25, 2018


Cal Poly Names Christopher J. Woodruff Director of Bands

Christopher J. WoodruffInterim Director of Bands Christopher J. Woodruff will become director of bands effective Sept. 13. Woodruff, who is serving as interim director of bands for the 2017-18 school year, has been associate director of bands since 2006. “Chris brings a wealth of conducting and teaching experience to Cal Poly,” Music Department Chair W. Terrence Spiller said. “We look forward to his building on our wonderful band tradition.” Woodruff earned a bachelor’s degree in music education at Louisiana State University. He continued his studies in conducting at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where he was awarded the Eckstein Band Conducting Grant and earned a master’s degree in music. In Chicago, Woodruff served as music director of the Spring Valley Concert Band and was a guest conductor for the Northshore Concert Band and the Northshore Chamber Orchestra. His involvement in the San Luis Obispo music community includes numerous performances with area ensembles both as a conductor and trumpet player. He has conducted performances of the San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra, San Luis Obispo Symphony and San Luis Chamber Orchestra. Woodruff said, “Cal Poly students of all disciplines have an amazing capacity for artistry and expression. I look forward to working with them and with stellar colleagues to bring the Cal Poly band program to the next level, and sharing that with audiences, near and far!” Read more here.

Professor Publishes Guide to Iconic California Plants

Biology Professor Matt Cal Poly Biology Professor Matt RitterRitter is on a mission to “get people stoked on plants.” With a foreword from Gov. Jerry Brown, Ritter’s new book — "California Plants: A Guide to Our Iconic Flora" — presents dazzling photos and key details on the Golden State’s must-know native plants. The book, which will be in local bookstores and online April 20 in honor of Earth Day, is “the hipster’s guide to California flora,” according to Ritter. He hopes it will inspire Californians to get to know and value the state’s native plants. Ritter will give a talk, show photographs, and answer questions about native plants and the book from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, May 3, at the Vet’s Hall in San Luis Obispo. A book signing will follow. The event is free and open to the public. Packed with more than 1,000 full-color photos and clear, inviting descriptions, "California Plants" is sure to become the definitive field guide for exploring the state’s spectacular flora. For more information visit Pacific Street Publishing. Learn more here.

Cal Poly Kindness Day to be Held April 27 on Mott Lawn

The campus community is invited to share in the spirit of kindness from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, April 27, on Mott Lawn. Kindness is an experience of being intentionally friendly, generous and considerate. Cal Poly Kindness is an opportunity for the campus community to join the fun and sense of community by coming together to give a little kindness.

Concert in the Canyon to be Held April 26 Featuring Moonshiner Collective 

Illustration reading Concert in the CanyonASI, Cal Poly Inter-housing Council Events, and the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs present Concert in the Canyon from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at Poly Canyon Village. Students can enjoy a concert from Moonshiner Collective, a magic show, crafts, games, a temporary tattoo artist and tri-tip sandwiches. The event is free for students with a valid PolyCard.

Learn More about Permits, Transportation Updates at Open Forum on April 27

Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) will hold an Open Forum from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 27, in the Baker Center for Science and Mathematics (No. 180), Room 101. Topics to be discussed include: upcoming changes to sponsored guest permits, permit sales and meter cash keys; ProCard use for ZipCar and Parkmobile; a sustainable transportation update; and off-duty permits for summer 2018. Questions? Email

Kennedy Library Renovation Concept Presentation to be Held May 8

A photo of a working model used to develop the building program concepts.Kennedy Library thanks the campus community for its ongoing participation in imagining the future spaces, services and experiences in the library. As a conclusion to phase one of the library renovation project, architects from BNIM will present the design concept to the campus. This concept has been developed based on feedback from the campus community. The presentation will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, in the Keck Lab in the Advanced Technology Laboratories (No. 7). Attendees will have a chance to ask questions and provide input on the project moving forward. Woodstock’s Pizza will be provided. Learn more at

Cal Poly to Host Entrepreneurship Forum Introducing New Round of SLO HotHouse Accelerators on May 15

Joel FloryThe Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will announce the student-founded startups selected for the SLO HotHouse Summer Accelerator program during an entrepreneurship forum on Tuesday, May 15, in the Performing Arts Center. Entrepreneurs from each Cal Poly startup will introduce to the community the business ideas they expect to hone over the 13-week program. The Summer Accelerator gives students and recent alumni access to hands-on mentorship, weekly workshops and access to $10,000 in seed funding to start building their business. The student entrepreneurs will be joined by panelist Joel Flory (pictured), a Cal Poly alumnus who co-founded VSCO, a smartphone photo application. VSCO has been named Apple’s “App of the Year,” Google Play’s “Best Apps of 2015” and Fast Company’s “Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Social Media.” The forum is free, open to the public and held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. During the P.E.N. (Pitches, Exhibits, Networking) portion of the evening, the 2018 SLO HotHouse Accelerator companies will be introduced, followed by the “Business Card Hustle,” a game where accelerator companies compete for resources by collecting as many business cards from attendees. Advanced registration is required. For more details to register, visit Read more here.

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Student Success

Ariel Crisostomo Named Outstanding Student Employee of the Year 

Ariel Crisostomo, a biomedical engineering major at Cal Poly.Ariel Crisostomo, a graduating senior majoring in biomedical engineering with a psychology minor, was recently selected the 2017-18 Outstanding Student Employee of the Year. Crisostomo, of Las Vegas, was unanimously selected among 32 student nominees. She has been a lead student assistant in the Veterans Success Center since it opened in 2015. The center provides assistance to prospective and enrolled student veterans and dependents in their transition to college. Crisostomo's nomination rose to the top due to her reliability and commitment to improving the lives of others. In addition to working at the VSC, she is an instructional student assistant for the Biomedical Engineering Department, while maintaining an impressive GPA. Her supervisor says, “Ariel gets things done. She takes ownership and sees things to completion. Ariel is a relater. She works hard with others to achieve the common goal. As a founding member, she has played a major role in establishing the Veterans Success Center as it is today." Crisostomo's nomination was forwarded to the state and regional competition sponsored by the Western Association of Student Employment Administrators (WASEA), where she also won state acknowledgment. A reception recognizing Cal Poly's 32 outstanding student employees was held April 19. Cynthia Vizcaíno Villa, senior vice president, Administration and Finance, and President Armstrong presented her with a framed certificate of appreciation and a framed certificate from WASEA recognizing her as the 2017-18 Northern California Student Employee of the Year.

CAFES Students Attend AFA Animal InstituteCal Poly dairy science junior Elise Regusci, left, and animal science senior Morgan Wonderly, right, pictured at the Animal Institute event.

Three students attended the Agriculture Future of America (AFA) Animal Institute from April 8 to 10 in Kansas City, Missouri. Dairy science junior Elise Regusci (left in photo), animal science senior Morgan Wonderly (right in photo) and agribusiness sophomore Shane Stubblefield attended the institute along with nearly 100 students from colleges across the country with an interest in animal health. Students visited different businesses based in the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor, including companies specializing in animal health, nutrition and marketing, among others. Other opportunities for students to network with industry professionals included an industry panel and career roundtable.

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Faculty & Staff

Nominations Sought for 32nd Annual Cal Poly Community Service Awards

Text reading Center for Service in Action, Dean of Students, over a photo of a shovel in dirtThe Center for Service in Action is hosting the 32nd annual Cal Poly Community Service Awards, and nominations for this recognition are due by 5 p.m. Monday, April 30. Awards for the categories of individual faculty, staff and student contributions, along with student organizations and community partner of the year will be awarded during a ceremony on Thursday, May 10. President Armstrong personally presents the awards and recognizes recipients for their efforts. More information about the history of the awards, details on each category and a link to the nominations form can be found here. For questions about the nomination process,  email the Center for Service in Action at

PeopleSoft Finance to be Unavailable April 26-30

The finance application, accessed through the My Cal Poly Portal, will be unavailable from 5 p.m. Thursday, April 26, through 8 a.m. Monday, April 30, due to a required upgrade to the system. This outage will affect all finance modules such as Purchasing (Requisitions/Purchase Orders), CSU Procard, Accounts Payable (Voucher, Invoice Inquiry), etc. Finance Dashboard will be available during this time, but data will be as of end-of-business on Wednesday, April 25. Data will be refreshed Monday evening and will be reflected in the Dashboard on Tuesday. Questions? Contact Val Maijala at ext. 6-1187 or Laurie Borello at ext. 6-6416.

Service Learning Showcase to be Presented on May 2

Service Learning logo with hands holding each other.Service Learning Faculty Fellows for the 2017-18 academic year will present the Service Learning Showcase of course redesign proposals from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, in the lobby of the Advanced Technology Laboratories (No. 7), Room 1. The event is organized by the Center for Service in Action and the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology. This poster-session-style event will be an opportunity to view and discuss the latest innovations of service learning developed by faculty. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Anurag Pande, faculty liaison for Service Learning, at, or Bradley Kyker, senior coordinator for the Center for Service in Action, at

Cal Poly Corporation Board of Directors to Meet April 27

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

Workshop on Assertive Communication to be Offered May 10

Empathia logoJoin Employee and Organization Development for a workshop from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 10, to learn how to appropriately assert yourself when communicating with co-workers and others. There is a fine line between communicating assertively and aggressively. The webinar will discuss three styles of interpersonal behavior; assertiveness assessment; steps to becoming more assertive; using "I" statements, and tips for saying "no." Employee and Organization Development will offer a workshop from Employee Assistance Provider (EAP) Empathia. Register in Skillsoft. The workshop will be held in the Administration and Finance training room, located in the University Police Building (No. 36), Room 105.

Effect of Bias on Food Choice to be Focus of STRIDE Seminar on April 26

Brennan Davis, Hood professor of marketing and associate professor of marketing in the Orfalea College of Business, will present STRIDE's April seminar, "When and Why Unit Bias Influences Food Choice" on Thursday, April 26. The talk will take place from 11:10 a.m. to noon in the Baker Center for Science and Mathematics (No. 180), Room 101. Davis will answer questions following the presentation. Questions? Email

Webinar to be Offered April 26 on Effective Business Writing

CSU's Got Talent logoJoin Employee and Organization Development for a webinar on Effective Business Writing. Every message you send is a reflection of your professionalism and your organization's credibility. In the battle for the reader's attention, thoughtfully written, carefully worded communications that are on-target and free from mechanical errors are sure to come out on top. In this session, Nancy Flynn will provide expertise on the important aspects of different communication channels, deciding which format to use, grammar rules for business writers, social media writing, and keys to writing effective email. Employee and Organization Development will share this webinar from the CSU's Got Talent series from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, April 26, in the AFD Training Lab in the University Police Building (No. 36), Room 105. For more information, click here.

Join Colleagues on Wednesday Walks with the Provost

Map showing the route for Wednesday Walks with the Provost.Make the most of the beautiful campus we work on, grab a colleague and meet up with Provost Kathleen Enz Finken for her Wednesday Walks. The weekly walks will continue through May 30. Walks start at 12:10 p.m. outside the Administration Building (No. 1), head down North Perimeter Road to California Boulevard, cuts through O’Neill Green to South Perimeter and up Mustang Way. 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.

Cal Poly Foundation Board and Annual Meeting to be Held May 5

The Cal Poly Foundation board of directors will hold its meeting, which is open to the public, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 5, in the Performing Arts Center Pavilion. For more information about the meeting or to obtain a copy of the agenda, call the Cal Poly Foundation office at ext. 6-7147.

Learn to Apply CliftonStrengths with Students in Upcoming Workshop Series

University Advising has scheduled the first of a two-part CliftonStrengths workshop series from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 3, in the English Building (No. 22), Room 313. In CS 100, participants will discover their innate talents through reflective activities that will equip them with the foundation to apply strengths with students. University Advising will also hold a CS 200-level workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 10, also in the English Building (No. 22), Room 313. During CS 200, participants will interact with colleagues and explore ways to mentor, advise or teach students using CliftonStrengths (formerly StrengthsQuest). To register for the CS 100 workshop, click here. To register for the CS 200 workshop, click here. For more information about CliftonStrengths for Students, visit and Questions? Contact Shelly Wolf at or ext. 6-5709.

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

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Photo of Lisa HensleyLisa Hensley, personnel analyst in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, will retire May 4 after 12 years at Cal Poly and three decades in human resources. Hensley joined Cal Poly in 2006 in the Human Resources Department. Three years later, she moved to the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. Prior to joining Cal Poly, Hensley worked at the Santa Maria Bonita School district for 11 years and as the vice president of finance at Miner’s Hardware for seven years. She is looking forward to traveling, gardening and volunteering in the community. Her first trip will be to Walt Disney World in Florida with her two daughters. Please join us in celebrating her career from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at Myron’s, located in the Dining Complex (No. 19) across from the Rec Center. Wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

David DeeringDavid Deering, who joined the Art and Design Department as its studio art technician in 2007, will retire in summer 2018. Throughout the years, Deering has carried a tireless, positive attitude and genuine good nature toward his work and his colleagues: faculty, staff and students alike. He has been a tremendous help in transitions that involved supporting new faculty, acquiring and maintaining a diverse range of equipment and tools, and creating a safe and inclusive learning environment for all. His kind spirit, humor and willingness to say “yes” to nearly any undertaking made him a beloved teammate. Notably, he has been the subject of several profile essays by Cal Poly students, one featured in Fresh Voices: Composition at Cal Poly (Vol. 1/1, Article 9). No matter his task, Deering always focused on creating a better environment for Cal Poly and its students. He now looks forward to rest and relaxation with his wife, Joyce. A retirement reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at Myron’s, located in the Dining Complex (No. 19), across from the Rec Center.

Bob HowellRobert (Bob) Howell retired from the Art and Design Department after 43 years of service. As a professor of photography with interests that ranged from studio art to design to programming, Howell was instrumental in developing the art and design program and overseeing its initial accreditation with National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Students benefited from his teaching and mentoring in professional and general education courses in photography. Howell sent projects up on the space shuttle; photographed landscapes in (almost) total darkness; compressed and expanded photographic time; worked on a vehicle that could become invisible; and long before Google began photographing the Earth, designed a device that shoots exceptionally clear panoramas in spaces that are too small for photographers to enter. His work has been displayed in Washington, D.C., at the Corcoran Gallery, the Air and Space Museum and the Smithsonian. He embodies Learn by Doing and passed this on to his students. A retirement reception will be held 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at Myron’s, located in the Dining Complex (No. 19), across from the Rec Center.

Jean WetzelJean Wetzel, a professor of art history at Cal Poly since 1996, will retire in spring 2018. She is beloved and admired by her students for her passion and commitment to teaching. Her research and publications have focused on the interaction of professional and amateur artists and collectors in the Yuan dynasty, women artists of the courtesan class in the Ming dynasty, imagery of women in Buddhist art, and the work of contemporary Chinese women painters. Wetzel’s contributions to the Art and Design Department include introducing the first courses in Asian art history, and a course focused on feminist theory and women artists in Europe and the U.S. She played a leading role in creating the art history minor in 2007, and she has contributed to the Asian studies and women and gender studies minors at Cal Poly. Wetzel also taught in the London study abroad program in 1999 and 2003. She was honored as Teacher of the Year by the College of Liberal Arts Student Council in 1999. A retirement reception will be held 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at Myron’s, located in the Dining Complex (No. 19), across from the Rec Center.

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Campus Announcements

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.

Poly Body + Being Workshops to be Held in April and May

Photo of vegetables with text reading Poly Body + BeingPoly Body + Being is here to help participants reach their fitness and wellness goals with interactive classes at the Recreation Center that all members of the campus community can experience. Embark on a journey to becoming your best self with these upcoming workshops:
— Every Wednesday, April 25–May 16, from 12:15–1:15 p.m.: Navigating Nutrition. Open to the campus community.
— Every Thursday, May 10–May 31, 5–6:30 p.m.: Women and Weights
— Friday, May 11, 1:30–3 p.m.: Practice of Balance
— Saturday, May 12 and May 19, 9:30–11:30 a.m.: Olympic Lifting
All workshops located in the Training Room are complimentary to 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 complementary for Rec Center members. No registration is required. View the complete list of offerings on ASI Access under the fitness tab. For more information, contact Cal Poly Recreation Center Wellness Graduate Assistant Danielle Jones at

Cal Poly Pier in Avila Beach Open to Tours on May 5

A student shows a child how to breath through a scuba mask on the Cal Poly pier during a previous open house event.Community members are invited to tour the Cal Poly Pier in Avila Beach from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 5. The spring open house will feature hands-on touch tanks full of live marine creatures, microscopes for viewing ultra-small sea creatures, and many more interactive displays. Professors and students will be available to answer questions. Attendees are encouraged to bring cameras to take photos of seals, pelicans and other sea creatures, and the incredible coastal views from the pier. The pier is just over a half-mile long (1.2 miles round trip). Displays will be located at the ocean end. This is a walking tour; safety rules require everyone wear closed-toe walking shoes (no flip-flops or high heels). The Cal Poly Pier is located on Avila Beach Drive, just west of the San Luis Creek Bridge. Parking is very limited near the pier. Tour attendees are encouraged to park in the public parking lots in Avila Beach and walk to the pier. For more information, call ext. 6-6777. Rain will cancel the event.

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.

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, business services coordinator, 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.

Extended Education to Offer Math Academy This Summer, Sign up by July 1

Illustration of different math concepts.The Cal Poly Math Academy will be held 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. Completion of Algebra I is a prerequisite. Learn more here or by calling ext. 6-2053. Register here by July 1.


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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 Mars InSight Mission Roadshow Visiting Cal Poly April 28

A photo of the robotic lander for the Mars InSight Mission.The Mars InSight Mission Roadshow is coming to campus at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in Chumash Auditorium.  The mission, led by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, will be the first to study the deep interior of Mars. The roadshow presentation comes ahead of InSight’s scheduled pre-dawn launch on May 5 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, the first interplanetary mission to launch from Vandenberg and the West Coast. The findings are expected to advance understanding of how all rocky planets, including Earth, formed and evolved. (InSight stands for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport.) Featured speaker Troy Lee Hudson, a technologist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will offer a presentation about the InSight mission and explain how the robotic lander will help scientists make comparisons between seismic activity between Earth and Mars. Cal Poly engineering students assisted in the preparation and testing of two briefcase-size satellites that will relay data from InSight to Earth during the historic mission. The twin communications satellites are the first CubeSats to be used for an interplanetary purpose. For more information about the event, call ext. 6-2448 or visit For additional information about the mission, visit: More information about NASA's journey to Mars is available at

‘Predictive Policing and the Demands of Justice’ Talk to be Held May 3

Duncan Purves, assistant professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Florida at Gainesville, will present "Predictive Policing and the Demands of Justice" from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 3, in the Baker Center for Science and Mathematics (No. 180), Room 114. Purves' research explores ethical theory, bioethics and environmental ethics, focusing especially on emerging technologies, harm, death and our obligations to future generations. In his talk, he will discuss the increasing use of predictive algorithms by police departments in the U.S. to anticipate and deter criminal activity by identifying geographic regions that are at high risk for crime. The use of so-called place-based predictive algorithms in policing has faced negative public attention, but very little academic scrutiny. For more information, contact Ryan Jenkins at

Pianist W. Terrence Spiller to Perform Beethoven Sonatas May 11 at Cal Poly

Photo of Pianist W. Terrence Spiller Pianist and Music Department Chair W. Terrence Spiller will give an all-Beethoven recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 11, in the Pavilion of the Performing Arts Center. The recital is the third in his survey of the complete piano sonatas of Beethoven. This year’s program includes Sonata in B-flat Major, Op. 22; Sonata in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2 “Moonlight”; Sonata in F Major, Op. 10, No. 2; and Sonata in C Minor, Op. 111, which Spiller calls a masterpiece and the composer’s final sonata. Tickets are $14 for the public and $9 for students. Proceeds will benefit the Cal Poly Music Department Scholarship Fund. Tickets for the concert are sold at the Cal Poly Ticket Office, ext. 6-4849. For more information, visit the Music Department calendar website or call ext. 6-2406. 

2018 Juried Student Exhibition Open Through May 11

One of the exhibits at the 2018 Juried Student ExhibitionBest in Show honors went to individuals and a team of students in sculpture, graphics, digital media, two-dimensional art, video and photography at the April 12 reception/opening of the 2018 Juried Student Exhibition at the University Art Gallery in the Dexter Building. The showcase of artwork made in the Art and Design Department is on display through May 11. The show was juried by painter and sculptor Peter Charles, a San Luis Obispo resident who has exhibited work in many museums and galleries throughout the U.S. As juror, Charles chose the artwork for the biggest student art showcase of the academic year. “Selecting is a tough job, because only about one third of submitted pieces make the cut,” said Gallery Specialist Garet Zook. Admission to University Art Gallery is free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Learn more 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

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.

Saturday, May 5
Softball vs. Cal State Fullerton (DH), Bob Janssen Field, 1 p.m.

Sunday, May 6
Softball vs. Cal State Fullerton, Bob Janssen Field, 1 p.m.

Wednesday, May 9
Baseball vs. San Jose State, Baggett Stadium, 6 p.m.

Friday, May 11
Baseball vs. UC Irvine, Baggett Stadium, 6 p.m.

Saturday, May 12
Baseball vs. UC Irvine, Baggett Stadium, 6 p.m.

Sunday, May 13
Baseball vs. UC Irvine, Baggett Stadium, 1 p.m.

Tuesday, May 15
Baseball vs. Pepperdine, 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.

#104764 — Student Services Professional II (Student Services Professional II), Cal Poly International Center. $4,057 to $5,769 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $4,057 to $4,300 per month). Open until filled.

#104874 — Career Counselor (Student Services Professional II), Career Services. $4,057 to $5,769 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $4,057 to $4,346 per month). Open until filled.

#104871 — Human Resources Assistant (Administrative Support Assistant II), Administration and Finance — Human Resources. $2,600 to $4,328 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $2,600 to $2,947 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.

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.

Food Program Assistant (Children's Programs). Position open until filled; review of applications begins Wednesday, May 3. Hourly rate: $15, with excellent benefits.  Application and position description can be found at

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