Cal Poly Report — Dec. 12, 2018 

Please note: Cal Poly Report will not be published during the academic holiday. Regular weekly publication will resume Jan. 9.


National Science Foundation Grant Will Extend STEM Program for Underrepresented Students at Cal Poly

A program to increase the number of underrepresented students participating in technical fields at Cal Poly will continue, thanks to a federal grant. The National Science Foundation awarded a nearly $1.3 million grant to the California State University system to increase the number of students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, disciplines. The grant, spread over five years, supports the Louis Stokes STEM Pathways and Research Alliance at CSU’s 23 campuses across the state. At Cal Poly, the project annually assists more than 200 students in the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program, which works to broaden the participation of underrepresented STEM students. The NSF grant ensures the program will continue at Cal Poly through 2023 by providing $125,000 over the next five years. Additionally, the Chancellor’s Office will match the NSF monies to bring total funding to $250,000 over the five years. “The LSAMP program is designed to erase economic barriers to student’s achievement of their personal and professional STEM goals,” said Jane L. Lehr, Cal Poly LSAMP director and an ethnic studies professor. Read more here.

Engineering Grads Are Key Figures in the U.S. Space Exploration Comeback

Standing near an image projected by NASA’s lander, named InSight, Cal Poly alumnus Tim Weise gives a thumbs up at mission control 15 minutes after InSight’s dramatic Mars touchdown.At mission control, what had been projected as “seven minutes of terror” was actually a bit of an understatement, a Cal Poly graduate said after he and his fellow NASA team members nervously monitored a robotic lander’s nail-biting descent to Mars. “That last hour leading up to the landing was nerve-wracking,” said Tim Weise, a deputy mission manager for the project (pictured at left). “Reviewing the data from the spacecraft, reviewing the procedure, making sure everything was just so, and knowing that there was no time to fix anything.” The Nov. 26 touchdown of the lander, known as InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport), captivated audiences worldwide and marked the latest significant step in a renewed era of space exploration. Weise is one of three Cal Poly engineering graduates who are playing a key role in that reinvigorated U.S. space presence. Tory Bruno is the CEO of United Launch Alliance (ULA), a launch provider that will send American astronauts in space, and Victor Glover is an elite NASA astronaut who will be sent out of this world this spring by NASA astronaut Victor Glover and United Launch Alliance CEO Tory Bruno chat during a recent trip to Cal Poly, which named them 2018 Honored Alumni.ULA’s chief competitor, Space X. Both Glover and Bruno (pictured at left and right, respectively) were recently named 2018 honored alumni at Cal Poly. Glover said it won’t be long before humans travel beyond the moon. “It will be the farthest and the fastest human beings have gone,” Glover predicted during a recent visit to his alma mater. “And it’s going to happen really soon, in the early 2020s. And that really captures an adrenaline junkie like me.” Read the full news release here.

Illustration of a train reading Toys for Toys Now through Thursday, Dec. 13, bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Central Coast children in need during the Annual ITS Toys for Tots Drive. Collection boxes are located in the following places:  
— Pilling Building (No. 14): First floor, at the entrance to Suite 115.
— Chase Hall (No. 115): First floor, near the south entrance.
— Natatorium Faculty Offices (No. 46): At the main entrance to the Service Desk.
— Cotchett Education Building (No. 2): First floor hallway, near Room 16.
Thank you for being a bright spot in a local child’s holiday! If you have any questions, email

Cal Poly Police Department Shares Winter Break and Holiday Crime Prevention Tips

The Cal Poly Police Department wishes students, staff and faculty members a safe and restful holiday season. As the campus slows down and the population drops during winter break, property crime increases. The police department has prepared tips to help faculty and staff protect their personal belongings. First and foremost, the vast majority of property crimes on campus are due to unlocked offices and buildings. Before leaving for break, be sure to lock your office and office building and take all portable valuables with you. Here are a few additional tips:
— Keep your vehicle locked and valuables out of sight — most thieves are looking for easy opportunities.
— Avoid leaving your vehicle packed overnight with your luggage and other personal items.
— Use electronic timers for your interior lights, stereos and televisions while you are away. This gives the illusion that someone is at home.
— Do not let anyone you do not know into your building.
Many good-willed individuals express their generosity by giving to those less fortunate. As such, the winter months also present the opportunity for scam artists to take advantage of the kindness and compassion of others. When giving, remember to use your head as well as your heart. Finally, if you see something suspicious, say something. Report suspicious persons or activity immediately to police at ext. 6-2281 or 911 in emergencies. For more tips and information, visit

Employees Donate Toys and More to Jack’s Helping Hand

A photo of numerous packages purchased through Amazon and delivered directly to local nonprofit Jack's Helping Hand.Children with cancer and other unmet physical and medical needs in the community will receive gifts donated by employees. Faculty, staff, ASI and Cal Poly Corporation employees donated more than 240 toys and $485 in gift cards during a Dec. 6 holiday reception hosted on campus by President Armstrong and his wife, Sharon, and online through an Amazon “wish list.” The gifts were donated to San Luis Obispo nonprofit Jack’s Helping Hand, which provides assistance and programs to children with cancer, disabilities, other illnesses and special needs. “There are many boys and girls who will enjoy these toys, which in turn, will help make their medical journeys just a little bit easier,” said Anita Williamson, a volunteer and toy drive collaborator with Jack’s Helping Hand. “We at Jack’s Helping Hand are so grateful for the generosity of Cal Poly’s faculty and staff.” This year’s holiday reception marked the third season that Cal Poly employees have donated to Jack’s Helping Hand. Employees have donated nearly 900 toys and more than $900 in gift cards to the nonprofit since 2016. (Some of the toys purchased through Amazon and delivered directly to Jack's Helping Hand are pictured above.)

Back to Shortcuts

Student Success

Fall Commencement Set for Dec. 15

Tjaba McKennaMore than 1,000 students are eligible to graduate in three ceremonies at the 35th annual fall commencement Saturday, Dec. 15. Ceremonies are set for 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the Recreation Center Main Gym. The ceremonies will include a “proud pinning” ceremony, a celebratory surprise and a large LED screen for all guests to see. “Commencement marks a decisive transition in the lives of these future leaders in their respective fields,” President Armstrong said. “It provides the opportunity to salute our graduates’ accomplishments while recognizing the dedication and support each member of the Class of 2018 received from their biggest fans: family members, friends, teachers and mentors. “We know from experience that Learn by Doing will stay with them the rest of their lives and serve them well as they begin careers or pursue higher educational goals.” About 10,000 visitors are expected to attend. The 90-minute ceremony will be livestreamed online with closed captioning for those unable to attend. The theme for this year’s commencement is “Mustangs Forever.” The keynote speaker is Tjada McKenna (pictured above), chief operating officer of Habitat for Humanity International and a global leader in creating innovative programming and partnerships to ensure the world’s most economically vulnerable families have access to adequate shelter and food, the foundations everyone needs to thrive. For more information about the ceremonies and to access a livestream, visit

Back to Shortcuts

Faculty & Staff

Disability Faculty Staff Association Seeking Ideas for Future Programming and Events

Screenshot from the Disability Faculty Staff Association website reading Let your voice be heard! Provide the Disability FSA with your ideas and feedback by taking our suggestions survey!The new Disability Faculty Staff Association is collecting feedback and suggestions from faculty and staff for future programming and events and disability-related campus initiatives. Faculty and staff with disabilities (temporary, permanent, visible, invisible, physical, mental/emotional, cognitive, etc.) and allies are invited to complete the Disability Faculty Staff Association Suggestions Survey to voice opinions and ideas. To sign up for the Disability Faculty Staff Association, visit the Faculty Staff Associations’ website. For more information, contact the FSA at

Participate in New Book and Learning Circles this Winter

Image of the book cover of "White Fragility"Employee and Organization Development is excited to announce the Winter 2019 Book and Learning Circles. Employees are invited to participate in enriching conversations through a Book Circle, where participants read a book and discuss as a group, or a Learning Circle, where they view a video or read an article before discussing as a group.
— Book Circles involve reading a book over the course of three to four sessions. The first book is "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking" by Susan Cain. This book argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so. The second book, "White Fragility" by Robin DiAngelo, draws on academic scholarship and her extensive experience as an educator on racial and social justice issues to explain the phenomenon of white fragility and to suggest ways to engage in more meaningful conversations about racism. The third book, "Emotional Intelligence" by Daniel Goleman, states that our view of intelligence is too narrow and that our emotions offer insight into another kind of intelligence that marks people who excel, involving self-awareness, impulse control, persistence and empathy.
— Learning Circles involve watching a video or reading an article and participating in a discussion during a single session. The first Learning Circle, "Learning About the Brain Changes Everything," summarizes the practical implications of neuroscience research for our work and personal lives. The second Learning Circle is "How to Speak So that People Want to Listen," in which Julian Treasure explains why people may not be listening to you and demonstrates the how-to's of powerful speaking — from some handy vocal exercises to tips on how to speak with true empathy. The third Learning Circle is "The Power of Privilege," which helps to understand what it means to talk about privilege and what can be done with the power. To view a full description and register to attend, visit the Book and Learning Circles webpage at

Learn How to Use 25Live at Upcoming Session Dec. 17

Are you planning an event and need to check location availability on campus? Do you schedule classes for your department and need to check classroom availability? Learn how you can use 25Live, the university’s space and event scheduling system. An upcoming session will cover how to check location availability, view images of locations, find information on what technology is in a location, and give an overview on how to submit a Facilities and Event Request form. The session will be offered Monday, Dec. 17, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Erhart Agriculture Building (No. 10), Room 124. Signups are not required. Questions? Contact University Scheduling at ext. 6-5550 or

Webinar to be Offered Dec. 13 on Building Your Personal BrandLogo for CSU's Got Talent series

Join Employee and Organization Development for a webinar titled "Market Your MAGIC" from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, in the Administration Building (No. 1), Room 133. This session, part of the CSU's Got Talent series, will provide tips and tricks to present yourself and your skills in ways that help you achieve greater professional success and recognition. The webinar is presented by Marjorie Brody, founder and chief executive officer of Brody Professional Development. Register in Skillsoft.

Nominations Sought for Outstanding Staff Award  

Staff employees, faculty members, and department or division heads are encouraged to submit nominations for the Outstanding Staff Award. The deadline to submit a nomination for the 2018-19 award is Friday, December 21, 2018.  To be eligible, nominees must be permanent, full-time employees of the university, corporation or ASI, who have completed at least three years of employment as of December 31, 2018 (ten-month employees are eligible). Employees represented by bargaining unit 3 (faculty), former recipients of the award, and student assistants are not eligible.  The Outstanding Staff Award selection criteria and nomination form can be found on the Administration and Finance website.

New NINJIO Training Video 'Your Page is My Page' is a Cautionary Tale About Password Reuse

Illustration of a figure in a large coat with the back facing toward the viewer.Do you use your Cal Poly username and password outside of Cal Poly? The Information Security office has recently responded to more than a dozen security breaches where Cal Poly staff and faculty members’ accounts were hacked using passwords stolen from other websites. The hackers attempted to use the stolen password to log in to the My Cal Poly Portal and change the employees’ direct deposit information. To learn more about the dangers of password reuse and what you can do to better protect your information, check out this month’s four-minute NINJIO information security training video. It shows how easy it is for hackers to breach an account using stolen login information. All videos are available through Skillsoft under the Staff and Faculty Training tab on the My Cal Poly Portal.

Back to Shortcuts


Mark RapoportMark Rapoport will retire Dec. 21 after 13 years as a groundsworker in Landscape Services. Rapoport has maintained the landscape around many buildings on campus including Administration, Music, Theatre, the University Union, Food Services and Mott Athletics Center. Rapoport first came to Cal Poly as a student in fruit science in 1981. Part of his plan for retirement will be to finish his last two classes in ag science and complete his degree. Rapoport has loved working at Cal Poly and has developed a popular presence on campus with many faculty and staff. He was recognized for an Outstanding Staff Award in 2012-13. Rapoport will be missed by many for the contributions he made to keep the campus beautiful.

Valerie Bluett is retiring from Cal Poly Arts (College of Liberal Arts) on Dec. 31, after 22 years of Cal Poly service. Bluett joined Cal Poly Corporation in 1996 as an administrative coordinator for the Visual Education Production Department at the university bookstore, processing orders and invoices. In early 1997, she expanded her duties to become the assistant to the bookstore director. Later that year, she joined the College of Liberal Arts, working as an administrative assistant in the English Department before transferring to the Philosophy Department in 2000, where she served as a support coordinator for seven years. In 2007, Bluett became a coordinator II at Cal Poly Arts, diligently serving in a myriad of administrative and support roles for the organization. The Cal Poly Arts staff is sorry to see her retire but wishes her every happiness and fulfillment as she starts her next chapter.

Scott LoosleyScott Loosley (Ornamental Horticulture, '80), director for strategic projects in Facilities Management and Development (FMD) will retire Dec. 31 after nearly 13 years of service. Loosley began his employment in early 2006 as a lead groundsworker and was promoted within the organization to assistant director for operations in 2008, director for operations in 2014, and to his current role in 2016. Through each of these roles, Loosley and his facilities colleagues helped to provide a safe learning environment for the campus community. As campus arborist, he has participated in the management of the campus urban forest, adding new species to the tree inventory and supporting the academic mission of multiple departments that use this valuable resource. In addition, Loosley was a member of the Campus Landscape Committee, working with other colleagues in FMD, Biological Sciences, Environmental Horticulture, Landscape Architecture and Natural Resources Management to enhance existing landscapes and contribute to the development of plantings in new facilities. During campus emergencies, he provided support as the operations section chief in the Emergency Operations Center, responding at all hours, seven days a week, to maintain campus operations. Several of the most rewarding programs Loosley had the pleasure of participating in were Open House and Commencement, sharing the happiness of thousands of graduates through his career. Most who know him will remember his commitment to bike commuting, riding rain or shine to campus every day throughout his entire career.

Julie Wagner will retire from Cal Poly on Dec. 31 after over 35 years of service to the university. Wagner graduated in 1989 from the environmental and systematic biology program but began working in 1982 as a custodian to support herself while she was a student. She held that position until she was promoted to oversee the Facilities Warehouse, and for the past 12 years has been an analyst in Facilities Management and Development. Today, she is the subject matter expert for the facilities work management system and related processes. Throughout her career, Wagner has worked with just about everyone in facilities, as well as many technicians, budget analysts, finance and procurement specialists, and IT staff across campus. Wagner provides training and support with a smile and has a real knack for getting folks on board with new processes. 

Ladd CaineLadd Caine, electro-mechanical technician III for the Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) Department in the College of Engineering, will retire on Dec. 30 after 15 years of service. Prior to Cal Poly, Caine worked for 20-plus years as a specialist machinist in a variety of manufacturing settings. In IME, he kept a broad range of manufacturing equipment in the labs running smoothly for a department of more than 500 students and for classes that served the entire college. It was well known that Caine could fix absolutely anything, and he was a constant source of knowledge for all things manufacturing. His expertise and experience made him the “go to” resource for practical questions in all manner of campus projects. Over the years, Caine worked with many students and clubs, and he supported faculty research projects within the IME, Mechanical Engineering and Physics departments, among others. He has been known and often recognized for his high work standards and strong work ethic. He was occasionally hot-tempered and sometimes left a trail of tobacco smoke in his wake, but he would go to hell and back to help a student group get a project done, and he was always willing and ready to lend a hand and tell you a story from his colorful life. He will be missed greatly by students, faculty and staff across the campus. A retirement reception will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, in the High Bay of the Bonderson Engineering Project Center (No. 197).

Tera Bisbee, assistant vice provost, academic employee relations in Academic Personnel and and deputy Title IX coordinator, is retiring in December. A farewell reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, in the Administration Building (No. 1), Room 301. Bisbee worked for the CSU for 16 years, first as head of faculty and staff human resources at Cal Maritime. She subsequently worked for seven years at CSU San Bernardino as the university ombuds officer and then added the Title IX coordinator role during her last two years there. Bisbee joined Cal Poly in 2014 and loves the campus as well as the San Luis Obispo area and the Central Coast.

Tommy DeMovilleTommy DeMoville will retire at the end of December after more than 24 years of service to Cal Poly and Kennedy Library. A Cal Poly alumnus (English, '76; M.A. Education, '92), DeMoville joined Kennedy Library in 1994 as an instructional support assistant in the Learning Resources and Curriculum Department to oversee the multimedia computer lab and provide user education and support. He also consulted regarding computer hardware/software, audio visual equipment and electronic resources. As the needs of the library changed, DeMoville transitioned in 2006 to a library support services and system coordinator position in Digital Services and in 2011 became a workstation specialist for Library Information Technology. Throughout his time, DeMoville assisted the library with adapting to new technology demands and integrating new resources, including virtualized software and desktop imaging, vastly improving library services. His dedication and support have been critical to the success of many large-scale systems improvements in the library, and his hardware expertise has been invaluable. He will be sorely missed. A retirement reception will be held to wish DeMoville a fond farewell from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, in Kennedy Library (No. 35), Room 511.

Back to Shortcuts

Campus Announcements

Campus Dining Survey Gains 4,000 Responses, Awards Three Prizes

Animal Science student Caitlin Propst  with her new Apple Airpods.Campus Dining’s annual Build a Better Dining Experience survey received a record 4,000 responses. From Nov. 8-21, campus community members were invited to fill out the roughly eight-minute survey, seeking feedback to improve the customer experience. Participating students, faculty and staff who offered their ideas were entered to win one of three prizes: Apple AirPods, a Gotrax GXL Electric Scooter or a Cal Poly cornhole game. Three lucky students were randomly selected to win each prize, including animal science student Caitlin Propst, pictured with her new Apple AirPods. With 4,000 surveys collected, Campus Dining plans to create more innovative ways to deliver its products and serve the campus. Congratulations to each winner, and thanks for helping Cal Poly develop an eclectic, on-trend dining experience.

New Parking Permit Lottery is a Success

Using a new lottery system, Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) recently wrapped up the sale of Winter Commuter Student parking permits. With the new system, TAPS was able to award a permit to every student who was on a waitlist. Students had the opportunity to participate in the Dec. 3 lottery by adding their name to permit waitlists. The lists were randomized and permits were awarded via the lottery system. When a lottery number was selected, the student was automatically awarded a permit based on their parking preferences available at the time of the award. As of Dec. 11, all students on all waitlists had been awarded a permit. Any remaining permits will be awarded via lottery on the first day of winter quarter on Monday, Jan. 7. The lottery system delivered an equitable method for all students to have an opportunity to purchase a permit. Additionally, it staggered online traffic of permit sales across multiple days, which helped avoid an overloaded system that was experienced during the Fall Commuter Student permit sales. TAPS looks forward to student parking permit sales continuing with a lottery system in the future.

Applications Due Jan. 21 for International Events and Activities Grant 

Cal Poly International Center logoThe International Center will award up to six $500 grants to support international events and activities that will take place during the 2018-19 academic year. Applications must be from an officially recognized club at Cal Poly. The deadline to apply is Jan. 21. Click here for more details. 

Extended Education to Offer Memoir Writing Workshop Feb. 9

Photo of a woman with a notebook and pen in her hand, looking out a window.Extended Education will offer a half-day Memoir Writing workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 9. The workshop will be led by New York Times bestselling memoirist Franz Wisner, who will teach writers of all levels the basics of penning a memoir about structure and story arcs, common do's and don'ts, character development, dialogue, description, editing, agents and publishing options, promotion and distribution. For more information, contact the Extended Education office ext. 6-2053 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or go to


Back to Shortcuts


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.


SLO Master Chorale’s Sing Along Messiah To Be Held at the PAC on Dec. 15

Photo from a performance of San Luis Obispo Master ChoraleThe San Luis Obispo Master Chorale will presents its annual Handel's Messiah Sing Along on Saturday, Dec. 15, in Miossi Hall. Artistic Director Thomas Davies will conduct the SLO Master Chorale and the audience in many of the wonderful choruses from Handel's famous oratorio. In addition, the SLO Master Chorale will perform other selections for the holiday season. Audience members can come and listen to the Messiah choruses. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Cal Poly Ticket Office from noon to 6 p.m., by calling ext. 6-4849 or online on the PAC website.

Ring in the Holidays with Forbes Pipe Organ Holiday Sing Along Dec. 16

File photo of Santa and Mrs. Claus meeting two children in the Performing Arts Center lobby.Treat your family to a fun and festive afternoon at the Performing Arts Center. Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, get crafty and enjoy a live brass quartet in the lobby starting at 2 p.m. The magic continues with a holiday sing-along at 3 p.m. that's full of surprises, including a raffle for a child conductor to lead Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Celebrate the season in this annual fundraiser, presented by PAC Outreach Services. All proceeds will benefit the PAC's outreach programs and the two participating community choirs. The event features the Central Coast Youth Chorus, Vocal Arts Ensemble and university organist Paul Woodring. Tickets range from $12-$18. To purchase tickets, visit the PAC Ticket Office, call ext. 6-4849, or go to

LeAnn Rimes Holiday Show Comes to the PAC on Dec. 18

LeAnn RimesLeAnn Rimes will perform her holiday classics in You and Me and Christmas at 7:30 p.m on Tuesday, Dec. 18, in Miossi Hall, presented by Cal Poly Arts. Don’t miss this evening of joy-filled holiday classics, soulful favorites and greatest hits! “I love everything about the holidays and want to share the magic and joy of the season with my fans,” Rimes said. Special guest: Major league pitcher-turned-singer/songwriter Barry Zito. Tickets range from $60-95 for adults and $48-$76 for students, faculty and staff. VIP premium package is also available. Tickets can be purchased at the Cal Poly Ticket Office from noon to 6 p.m., by calling ext. 6-4849 or online on the PAC website


Windham Hill ‘Winter Solstice’ to Perform at the PAC on Dec. 19

Photo of members of Windham HillWindham Hill will perform selections from “Winter Solstice” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, in Spanos Theatre presented by Cal Poly Arts. Celebrate the Winter Solstice and its warm traditions with a concert of original and traditional acoustic music, filled with selections from their “Winter Solstice” composite releases and solo multi-platinum-selling recordings. Tickets are $48 for adults and $38 for students, faculty and staff. They can be purchased at the Cal Poly Ticket Office from noon to 6 p.m., by calling ext. 6-4849 or online on the PAC website

Ring in the New Year with Orchestra Novo at the PAC on Dec. 31

Promotional photo of aerial arts for Orchestra Novo performance.Celebrate New Year’s Eve with an Orchestra Novo performance at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, in Miossi Hall. Michael Nowak and Orchestra Novo will celebrate New Year's Eve in grand style with daring aerial arts and rich musical delights. Come and ring in the New Year with great fanfare and jubilation. Tickets range from $40-$90 and can be purchased at the Cal Poly Ticket Office from noon to 6 p.m., by calling ext. 6-4849 or online on the PAC website.


Pianist W. Terrence Spiller to Perform Benefit Recital Jan. 11

Music Department Chair W. Terrence SpillerPianist and Cal Poly Music Department Chair W. Terrence Spiller will give a benefit recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, in the Spanos Theatre. The first half of Spiller’s program will feature works by three distinctly different composers: J.S. Bach, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel and Béla Bartók. The first work is one of Bach’s most popular suites, the English Suite in G MinorBWV 808. The second work is the poetic “Notturno,” by Mendelssohn-Hensel, Felix Mendelssohn’s brilliant and prodigiously talented sister. The first half will close with Bartók’s early 20th-century work, “15 Hungarian Peasant Songs.” The second half explores works by Sergei Rachmaninoff, all of which have a connection to his close friend, the great Viennese violinist Fritz Kreisler. The first work is the monumental “Variations on a Theme of Corelli.” Dedicated to Kreisler, this work’s theme is the iconic tune “La Folia.” The recital closes with transcriptions by Rachmaninoff of two short character pieces by Kreisler: “Liebesfreud” (“Love’s Sorrow”) and “Liebeslied” (“Love’s Joy”). Tickets for the concert are sold at the Cal Poly Ticket Office, ext. 6-4849. Proceeds will benefit the Cal Poly Music Department Scholarship Fund. For more information, visit the Music Department calendar website or call ext. 6-2406. 

Event Calendar

To find out what’s going on at Cal Poly, visit the Events Calendar. The site includes community events that are open to the public and Campus Life events open to students, faculty and staff. The calendar also includes events at the Performing Arts Center. A link from the calendar allows staff, faculty and students to check facility availability before requesting and reserving on-campus locations for activities and events. For more information about publishing an event on the calendar, contact, or visit the university scheduling page.

Back to Shortcuts


For an overview of up-to-date sports information, photos and videos, visit Students always get in free. Faculty and staff discounts are available.

Upcoming Events @ Home

Monday, Dec. 17
Wrestling vs. Northwestern, Mott Athletics Center, 7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 21
Men’s Basketball vs. Texas-Arlington, Mott Athletics Center, 7 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 4
Men’s Basketball vs. Holy Names, Mott Athletics Center, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 5
Women’s Basketball vs. UC Irvine, Mott Athletics Center, 2 p.m.

Back to Shortcuts

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. 

#105078 — Administrative Support Assistant (Administrative Support Assistant II),  Academic Affairs — College of Science and Mathematics — Kinesiology and Public Health. $2,600-$4,458 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $3,000-$3,400 per month.) Open until filled.

#105132 — Administrative Support Coordinator (Administrative Support Coordinator II), Academic Affairs — College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences — Agribusiness. $3,115-$5,475 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $3,600-$4,200 per month.) Open until filled.

#105112 — Plant Science Operations Manager (Administrator I), College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences — Horticulture and Crop Science. Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected. Open until filled. 

#105129 — Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX Coordinator (Administrator III), Academic Affairs — Office of Equal Opportunity. Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected. Open until filled. Review begins Jan. 2.

#105130 — Health Systems Architect (Analyst/Programmer — Career), Student Affairs — Student Affairs Technology. $4,371-$10,478 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $5,417-$6,667 per month.) Open until filled.   

#105120 — Platform Engineer, ITS-Enterprise Infrastructure and Platform Services. Up to two positions available, $4,372-$10,478 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $7,083-$8,750 per month.) Open until filled. 

#105122 — Administrative Support Coordinator (Administrative Support Coordinator II, Academic Affairs — College of Architecture and Environmental Design, $3,115-$5,475 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $3,600-$4,200 per month.) Open until filled.

#105127 — Equipment Technician III — Electro-Mechanical, College of Engineering — Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. $4,107-$7,214 per month. (Anticipated salary range: $4,500-$6,000 per month.) Open until filled.

#105123 — Accounting Technician II, Administration and Finance — Fiscal Services. $3,010-$5,290 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $3,010-$4,700 per month.) Open until filled.

#105108 — Custodial Operations Manager (Administrator I), Student Affairs — University Housing — Custodial Operations. Salary commensurate with experience. Open until filled. Review begins Jan. 2.

#105111 — Dairy Operations Manager (Administrator I), College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences — Animal Science. Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected. Open until filled. 

#105119 — Network Delivery Analyst, ITS-Enterprise Infrastructure and Platform Services. Up to two positions available. $4,372-$10,478 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $7,083-$8,750 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 new 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 new 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 new listings at this time.

Back to Shortcuts

Related Content