Cal Poly Report — Dec. 5, 2018 

Please note: Cal Poly Report will be published Dec. 12. The newsletter will not be published during the academic holiday. Regular weekly publication will resume Jan. 9.


President and Mrs. Armstrong to Host Holiday Reception in PAC Lobby on Dec. 6

Photo of Mrs. Armstrong and another Cal Poly employee holding a toy that was donated at the 2017 toy drive.President Armstrong and his wife, Sharon, will host a holiday reception for faculty and staff from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center's Christopher Cohan Center. Once again, in partnership with local nonprofit Jack's Helping Hand, guests are invited to bring a donation of a new, unwrapped toy or gift card (Amazon preferred) to the reception. Toy donations may also be made by shopping online on Jack’s Helping Hand’s wish list on Amazon. Online toys will be shipped directly to the nonprofit organization. Faculty and staff spouses and partners are welcome to attend the reception. Questions? Contact the Office of the President at ext. 6-6000 or email

ASI Board of Directors Vote to Support Cal Poly Strategic Plan

Photo of a microphone, with people seated in the background.The ASI board of directors on Nov. 28 passed Resolution No. 19-02, "Resolution to Support the Cal Poly 2018-2023 Strategic Plan." The ASI board of directors is a body of 24 elected students that serves as the official voice of Cal Poly students, providing the student perspective on various campus issues. The resolution supports the strategic plan in all matters on which the board has not previously voiced its opinion through previous resolutions. In addition, the resolution asks that the strategic plan include increased content and prioritization of sustainability efforts, as well as utilizing the definition of "Student Success" as defined by the ASI board of directors. A full copy of the resolution can be found here.

Share Your Lessons Learned with Cal Poly Magazine

Image with Cal Poly Magazine logo and text reading What's the biggest lesson you learned in 2018? Share your story by Dec. 5Cal Poly Magazine is asking members of the Cal Poly community to share the biggest lessons they learned in 2018 for an upcoming feature article. As 2018 concludes, what important insights will you take with you into the new year? Faculty, staff, students and alumni are encouraged to submit a brief reflection and a photo via the the magazine's online form or email by Wednesday, Dec. 5. The magazine will publish a selection of stories from across campus when the digital edition of Cal Poly Magazine debuts in January 2019. 

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

Contribute to Mustang Holiday Gift Drive by Dec. 7

Mustang Holiday Gift Drive The Center for Service in Action (CSA) invites all faculty and staff to contribute to the Mustang Holiday Gift Drive by picking up a gift tag and purchasing a present for a child in need this holiday season. To pick up a tag, visit one of the Giving Trees located throughout campus. Giving Trees are located on the second floor of Kennedy Library (No. 35), ASI Student Government (UU-202A), Alumni House and Conference Center (No. 28), Orfalea College of Business (No. 3, Room 431), and the Center for Service in Action in the Science Building (No. 52, Room E22). Each tag represents a specific request supporting local children and families in need. You can also arrange to have CSA staff bring the tags to your office, staff meeting or other event by contacting Katie Ullrich at or ext. 6-5120). Bring newly purchased, unwrapped gift items to the Center for Service in Action by Friday, Dec 7.

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Student Success

Construction Management Students Sweep Invitational Competition

al Poly team members who participated in the Associated Schools of Construction Region 3 Division Competition’s national categories of Concrete, Electrical, Preconstruction, and Project Solutions. Construction Management Professor Greg Starzyk is shown second from right in the second row.Construction management students garnered four first-place trophies at the recent Associated Schools of Construction Region 3 Division Competition in Downers Grove, Illinois. This is the first year that Cal Poly’s teams have swept first place in all of the open national categories of Concrete, Electrical, Preconstruction and Project Solutions. “There was something special about all four of this year’s teams,” said construction management Professor Greg Starzyk, who has advised teams over the last six years in this competition’s open categories. “They worked so well together that they made the work appear effortless. You could feel the trust and support that they gave to each other.” The competition includes a total of seven categories; all are open to ASC Region 3 schools — teams from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin — while four are open to teams from any ASC-affiliated school in the nation. Cal Poly students competed against five to nine teams in the four open categories. The four Cal Poly teams, consisting of six students each, began practicing in spring quarter. The Region 3 competition was held Oct. 17-20, leaving the Cal Poly teams with just less than a month to fine-tune their skills after fall quarter started in late September. Read the news release here.

Mustang Media Group Wins 17 National College Media Awards 

Mustang Media Group, the Journalism Department’s student-run media organization, received national recognition last month from two of college media’s most distinguished organizations — the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) and College Media Association (CMA). The College Media Association presents its Pinnacle Awards to the best college media organizations and individual work in the country and allows student work submissions from any college media organization. ACP’s Pacemaker Awards, collegiate journalism’s pre-eminent awards, are granted by the Associated Collegiate Press, a national college media association, and have been presented annually since 1927. “As we continue to integrate our media group, our team is honored receive these national awards,” said Austin Linthicum, business administration junior and editor-in-chief of Mustang Media Group. CMA received 408 organizational entries from 294 colleges and universi­ties, according to the organization’s Oct. 26 Twitter announcement. ACP nominated 37 schools for the national honors. Read the full news release to see the list of awards.

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Poinsettias on Sale Through Dec. 8

The Cal Poly Poinsettia Student Enterprise is selling plants to the campus and the broader community. The plants make nice additions to graduation receptions, banquets and general office holiday decor. The sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 5-7, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Poly Plant Shop in the Horticulture Unit (No. 48), at the top of Via Carta Road. This year’s poinsettia project offers many shades of red, white, pink and other variegated varieties. Sizes range from small plants in 2-inch pots to large poinsettias reaching 3 feet high, in 10-inch pots. Prices range from $5 to $55. Questions? Call ext. 6-1106.


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Faculty & Staff

Nominations Sought for Student Employee Award

Faculty and staff members can show their appreciation for student employees by nominating them for the university's 2018-19 Outstanding Student Employee of the Year (OSEY) award. Nominees must have completed at least six months of part-time student employment during the academic year, June 1, 2018, to May 31, 2019. Eligible candidates include state, ASI and Corporation student employees. Nominees can be Federal Work-Study and non-Federal Work-Study students. The 2018-19 Outstanding Student Employee will be announced in April. The winner is entered into the state competition and may go on to the regional and national competitions. The national winner is announced during the National Student Employment Week, the second week of April. To print the 2018-19 OSEY nomination form, go to, scroll down to "Outstanding Student Employee of the Year" and click on the link. Forms are due to Financial Aid by Friday, Feb. 8. Questions? Contact Barbara Rollins at ext. 6-6584 or Faculty and staff members are asked to share this information with supervisors of student employees.  

Faculty and Staff Invited to Black Faculty and Staff Association's Dec. 5 MeetingPhoto taken of the Black Faculty and Staff Association during Black Legacy Weekend.

Cal Poly's Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA) is pleased to invite interested faculty and staff to its next meeting from 12:10 to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, in UU 218. The association’s vision, mission and events are available on the BFSA website. Questions? Contact co-chairs Bryan Hubain at and Camille O’Bryant at

Cal Poly Grant Program Accepting Request for Proposals

The Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities (RSCA) Grant Program, supported by funds from the Provost’s Office and the Chancellor’s Office, is intended to help faculty remain engaged in their disciplines beyond the classroom and to contribute new knowledge through robust programs of scholarship focused on strengthening California socially, culturally and economically. The annual funding from the program is intended to provide more internal resources to help faculty pursue a broader array of professional activities. The deadline to submit proposals for 2019-20 is 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7.  For full application and submission instructions,  visit the Office of Research and Economic Development website or the competition on InfoReady, or call the office at ext. 6-5153.

Holiday Offer Available to Employees Opening College Savings Plans

Logo for ScholarShare 529ScholarShare is a state-sponsored, tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan to help families save for the cost of higher education. This plan is available to all employees. From Dec. 5–7, ScholarShare 529 will offer a $50 Amazon gift card for opening a ScholarShare 529 savings account. To be eligible for the holiday promotion, employees must open a new account with a minimum contribution of $50 and set up automatic payments of at least $25 for a minimum of six months. Cal Poly employees can set up automatic deductions from their paychecks. Visit the ScholarShare 529 website for complete  terms and conditions at

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

Webinar to be Offered Dec. 13 on Building Your Personal Brand

Logo for CSU's Got Talent seriesJoin 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 by Dec. 21 

Staff employees, faculty members and department or division heads are encouraged to submit nominations for the Outstanding Staff Award. The deadline for submissions for the 2018-19 award is Friday, Dec. 21. 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 Dec. 31, 2018 (10-month employees are also 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 workshop on 'Interpersonal Workplace Relationships' to be Held Jan. 30-Feb. 27

Photo of people working together at a desk in a work environment.Extended Education will offer a new workshop on how to create and nurture workplace relationships. “Interpersonal Workplace Relationships” will be held Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. from Jan. 30 through Feb. 27. In this 10-hour program, Program Coordinator Sara Ahmadi will present techniques to examine and develop workplace relationships through the lens of transpersonal psychology. The workshop will focus on learning more about ourselves in our workplace, troubleshooting the existing issues/problems, developing a holistic understanding of the issues from different perspectives, practicing how to address the issues and building more creative, efficient and compassionate relationships at work. Members of the same department or cross-department work groups are encouraged to take the course together. Complete the course and earn 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit). For more information, contact the Extended Education office at ext. 6-2053 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or go to


The Cal Poly Learning Hub: New Opportunities for Employee Development to Launch in January 

Ariel photo of Cal Poly campus with text reading Cal Poly Learning HubThe Cal Poly Learning Hub, powered by SumTotal, is a contemporary online learning platform for faculty, staff and student employees. Launching in January 2019, the Learning Hub will support in-person and online learning activities. Register for an in-person workshop, track external training or view a digital resource on topics covering technology tools, business concepts and soft skills. Employees can access any of the 75,000 videos, courses and books from anywhere, on any device, at any time. The Cal Poly Learning Hub will replace Skillsoft on Jan. 29.

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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).

Ben Vahedy, analyst/programmer for Academic Affairs, will retire in December after 25 years of service at Cal Poly. Vahedy has been an integral part of the report writing staff since 1994, originally writing FOCUS reports to support the Records Office on the IBM Mainframe SIS system. Vahedy played an important role in setting up Cal Poly's “Capture” process, which was the university's first automated class registration system. He later moved to the Financial Aid Office where he supported Student Awards, Grants, Scholarships and the automation of Award Letter printing. Vahedy also had a large role in the migration and implementation of today's PeopleSoft system. He currently supports the daily functions of the Admissions office, Financial Aid Office and the Office of the Registrar. Vahedy plans to travel and spend more time with his family. His humor and hard driving work ethic will be sorely missed. There will be a gathering with light refreshments from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in the Administration Building (No. 1), Room 301.

Kurt O. BrownKurt O. Brown, the Art and Design Department’s beloved, award-winning instructional support technician III for photography and video — a dear friend, mentor and confidant to so many — will retire at the end of December. Brown began his career in November 1984 as a temporary equipment technician for the department. He was subsequently hired full-time as an instructional support technician I in February 1985, and has been an invaluable colleague ever since. Over the years Brown has fostered relationships with hundreds of students who have gone through the program, from art and design majors to those taking photography and video classes as either GEs or electives. He helped bridge lasting relationships with many others throughout the campus community and always enhanced the Learn by Doing philosophy at Cal Poly with his generous assistance and support to students, faculty and staff. For the department’s photography and video concentration, Brown has implemented systems and protocols for seamless lab operations that are widely used by alumni in their own practice. He has also been influential in generating thousands of dollars in equipment donations, as well as funding for equipment through his alumni connections. As a testimony to his unparalleled skills, uncompromising work ethic and overall congeniality, Brown received the staff award in 2000 for Continuing Excellence from the College of Liberal Arts; and in 2017 the college recognized him again with the Career Achievement Award. Brown is retiring to focus on his health and his family. His ubiquitous smile and compassionate heart will be greatly missed. The department wishes him the happiest of retirements. A reception will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the University Art Gallery, located on the first floor in the Dexter Building (No. 34).

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.

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Catastrophic Leave

Christine Nelson, health educator in Campus Health and Wellbeing — Health Education, 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 Woods at ext. 6-5265 or to request a donation form.

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Campus Announcements

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. Now Available to Student Employees via the Portal

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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.


Fall Jazz Concert Set for Dec. 7

Dave BeckerUniversity Jazz Bands will present the annual Fall Jazz Concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in the Spanos Theatre on campus. Known to the world as America’s original art form, jazz has several subgenres which will be showcased at this concert. Dave Becker, acting director of the jazz program, said, “Concert-goers can expect a range from the tasteful and sonically intimate small combo sound, to the powerful and robust sound of traditional big bands with vocalists.” The concert will feature two big bands and two combos, nearly 40 student musicians from a variety of majors on campus. Becker (pictured) is serving as acting director fall quarter while its regular director, Paul Rinzler, is on sabbatical. Becker teaches jazz saxophone at Cal Poly. On Sept. 21, his sextet — the Dave Becker Central Coast All-Stars — performed at the 61st Annual Monterey Jazz Festival on the Education Stage. 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. 

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.

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.


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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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

Saturday, Dec. 8
Men’s Basketball vs. Bethune-Cookman, Mott Athletics Center, 7 p.m.

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.

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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. 

There are no new listings at this time.

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.

#105091 — Tenure-Track — Full-Time Associate Professor — Coastal Hydraulics and Resilience, College of Engineering. Open until filled.

#105107— Visiting Faculty — Full-Time Susan Currier Visiting Professorship for Excellence Teaching — College of Liberal Arts, Women’s and Gender Studies. Open until filled.

#105104- Tenure-Track — Full-Time Assistant Professor in Political Science — American Politics, College of Liberal Arts — Political Science. Open until filled.

#105099 — Tenure-Track Faculty, Full-Time Associate Professor — Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering. Open until filled.

#105096 — Tenure-Track Faculty — Full-Time Assistant Professor of English — Indigenous Literatures, College of Liberal Arts — English. Open until filled.

#105093 — Tenure-Track Faculty — Full-Time Assistant Professor Ancient History, College of Liberal Arts — History. Open until filled.

#105092 — Tenure-Track Faculty — Full-Time Assistant Professor of English — Global Anglophone Literatures, College of Liberal Arts — English. Open until filled.

#105087 — Tenure-Track Faculty — Full-Time Assistant Professor Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering — Electrical Engineering. Open until filled.

#105114 — Tenure-Track Faculty — Full-Time — Construction Management, College of Architecture and Environment Design — Construction Management. Open until filled.

#105110 — Full-Time Lecturer, Construction Management, College of Architecture and Environment Design — Construction Management. Open until filled.

#105106- Tenure-Track Faculty — Information Systems, Orfalea College of Business — Human Resource and Information Systems Area. Open until filled.

Corporation Employment Opportunities

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

There are no 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.

Building Service Worker (Recreational Sports), $15/hour with excellent benefits. Position open until filled.

Assistant Coordinator — Accounting, $22.50/hour with excellent benefits. Position open until filled.

Teacher, $15.44/hour with excellent benefits. Position open until filled.

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