Cal Poly Report — Feb. 28, 2018


#MeToo Movement Panel to be Held March 1

 Men's place in the #MeeToo movement on March 1Campus leaders will participate in a panel discussion from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in UU 220 to discuss the engagement of men in the #MeToo movement. Recognizing that the struggle to end sexual violence is rising to greater prominence, the panel will discuss a variety of topics related to men in the #MeToo movement. Panelists include Keith Humphrey, vice president for Student Affairs; Jamie Patton, assistant vice president of Diversity and Inclusion; Mardel Baldwin, assistant director of Student Academic Services; Jose Leon, lead coordinator of the Cross Cultural Centers; and Nick Bilich, coordinator of the Men and Masculinity Program. The event, hosted by the Men and Masculinity Program, is open to the public. Learn more at

Take Part in 'Why Give?' Week and Poly Gives March 5-8

 one day, many giftsMarch 5-7 is “Why Give?” Week, a student-led, campuswide awareness week highlighting the value of giving back and the direct impact private giving has on the unique Cal Poly student experience. Every day during “Why Give?” Week from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Annual Giving student ambassadors will have a booth in the University Union Plaza to engage their peers in actively recognizing the countless individuals who have made a tangible difference in their lives as students. Taking the form of photos, thank you cards and personal messages sent from students to donors, faculty and staff, this week will culminate in Cal Poly’s Day of Giving, Poly Gives on March 8. A 30-hour digital giving campaign, Poly Gives is the day when our amazing alumni, parents and friends give back to the Cal Poly they love, and our incredible students show their appreciation for the thousands of generous donors, faculty and staff who help make Learn by Doing possible. Poly Gives raises awareness among students about the impact of private giving and part of a greater movement on campus to cultivate a spirit of philanthropy among the greater Cal Poly community. Students, faculty and staff are invited to sport their Cal Poly proud gear and come out to Poly Gives UU Hour in the University Union Plaza at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 8, for free food, giveaways, a photo booth and more. Learn more at the Poly Gives Facebook event.

Take Cal Poly Food Distribution Site Survey by March 9 to Gauge Hunger on Campus 

Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County logoCampus Health and Wellbeing is collaborating with the Food Bank Coalition of SLO County to host a food distribution site on campus. The Food Bank Coalition administers The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) once a month to low-income families and individuals at no cost. Students, faculty and staff are asked to complete a brief survey to gauge hunger on our campus. All responses are kept confidential and anonymous. Once the survey closes, the campus will be notified of the starting date for the distribution site. Your time and support are appreciated, and the hope is that this service will ensure that all students, faculty and staff have access to nutritious foods. Complete the following survey by Friday, March 9, in English or Spanish at For more information, contact Christine Nelson at ext. 6-6109 or

University Police Chief to Hold Active Incident Training on March 14

University Police Chief George Hughes will hold active incident training in March, open to anyone in the Cal Poly community. The program is designed to instill the knowledge, skills, abilities and mind-set necessary to successfully respond to an active threat. The training session will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, in UU 220. For more information, contact Jennifer Von Der Lohe at ext. 6-5844.

Cal Poly Announces Grant to Improve Access for Low-Income California Students and Increase Campus Diversity 

Cal Poly Opportunity Grant and Opportunity Fee logo with graduation capCal Poly proposes a new grant that seeks to improve the quality of the university’s Learn by Doing education by increasing diversity and creating an intercultural experience that prepares all students for success in an ever-diverse world. The Cal Poly Opportunity Grant would provide financial assistance for high-achieving, low-income California students who meet Cal Poly’s rigorous academic admission requirements but can’t afford to attend the university. By serving a greater cross-section of California residents, the university will work toward its goal of increasing diversity on campus and enhancing the quality of education and career readiness for all Cal Poly students. To fund the Cal Poly Opportunity Grant, the university is proposing a new campus-based fee, the Cal Poly Opportunity Fee. The fee would be assessed on all newly enrolled out-of-state students starting in fall 2018 — all current students would be exempt from the fee. As part of an on-campus consultation process, the university is gathering feedback from the student community to help determine whether to establish the proposed fee. The campus community is invited to learn more at the following times:
— A Q&A session from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in UU 207.
— An open forum, which has been extended from 6:10 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in the Advanced Technology Laboratories (No. 7).
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Student Success

Students Win San Francisco CFA Investment Research Challenge

A photo of students who won the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute Research Challenge competition in San Francisco.A team of Orfalea College of Business students won the Northern California Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Challenge sponsored by the CFA Society of San Francisco. Finance and economics students Benjamin Consoli, Mason McCloskey, Adam Pasco, Kian Ramezani and Coby Snyder represented Cal Poly at the event. The students competed against teams from 12 Bay Area universities, including CSUs, UCs and several private schools. The competitors were charged with analyzing and making buy/sell/hold recommendations for The Cal Poly team will advance to the Americas Regional competition in Boston in March, where they will compete against 55 universities from the U.S., Canada and Latin America. The students were advised by Finance Professor Cyrus Ramezani and finance alumnus Scott B. Kirk (CFA, 2005). Many thanks to Cal Poly alumni David Dudek (Finance), Aaron Hay (Finance), Dario Buechi  (Finance), Joey Guerra  (Finance), Stephen Marotto (Finance), Alyssa Gustafson  (Finance) and Paul Boortz (Agribusiness), who supported the team by critiquing its presentation prior to the final competition and made time to attend and cheer the Cal Poly team.

Packaging and Design Students Stand Out Among the World’s Best at Global Competition

Photos of packaging designs including SticKit, Tea Stems, Vera Cruz and La HabraTeams of Cal Poly packaging, business, and design students received two of the top three awards at the 2017 World Packaging Organisation (WPO) WorldStar International Packaging Design Student Competition that featured innovative package designs from university students from more than two dozen nations. In addition, two other Cal Poly teams received WorldStar Student Certificates of Merit given to the next 10 highest scoring entries. The Cal Poly students were honored for designing creative, functional and eye-catching packaging systems for food, healthcare and sports products. The Cal Poly team behind “SticKit,” a two-in-one packaging system to dispense disposable syringes and safely store the empties, was among the top three entries. The other top award went to the team behind “Tea Stems,” an innovative way to package tea. Cal Poly’s Student Certificates of Merit honorees included: “Vera Cruz,” a packaging system for surf wax that integrates a wax comb, a shell that minimizes sun exposure of the wax and a magnetic feature to store a surfer’s car keys; and “La Habra,” which houses avocado oil in a recyclable plastic pouch encased by two molded-fiber shells — inspired by the shape of an avocado. The student projects were developed in Professor Javier de la Fuente’s IT 435: Packaging Development class and Professor Mary LaPorte’s ART 437: Graphic Design III class. De la Fuente and LaPorte served as student advisors. Learn more about the packaging designs and the students who created them here.

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Faculty & Staff

Jude Fledderman Named Executive Director for Facilities Operations

Jude Fledderman, executive director for Facilities OperationsJude Fledderman has accepted the position of executive director for facilities operations with Facilities Management and Development effective Feb. 21. Prior to joining the team at Cal Poly, Fledderman spent 26 years working for PG&E in supervisory roles at Diablo Canyon Power Plant. His tenure included director of strategic projects, director of site services and interim director of maintenance services. Fledderman managed up to 40 direct reports and several hundred department staff and contractors during his time with PG&E. He received his Bachelors of Science in civil engineering technology from the University of Pittsburg and is also a registered professional civil engineer in California. Fledderman has worked at Cal Poly for the past two years as assistant director for facilities operations and most recently, interim director for facilities operations. In these positions, he has overseen Facility Operations, Custodial Operations, and Landscape Services.

New Sessions Opened for Exposing Hidden Bias Workshop

Image showing a diverse number of people holding hands The Office of University Diversity and Inclusion (OUDI) and Employee and Organization Development have added new sessions of the Exposing Hidden Bias workshop. The workshop brings attention to the unconscious biases we all possess and provides some strategies for overcoming its impact in our work and relationships. Come learn about diversity and inclusion at Cal Poly, how to recognize areas where unconscious bias may surface, identify strategies for avoiding bias, and learn of resources available for additional learning and involvement. Use this link to view available sessions and to register.

Academic Senate Seeking Faculty Member to Serve on Corporation Board 

The Academic Senate is seeking nominations from tenured faculty to serve on the Cal Poly Corporation board of directors for the 2018-21 term. Interested faculty should complete an Expression of Intent and Willingness to Serve form available at Completed forms must be received by the Academic Senate by Friday, March 9. Questions? Contact the Academic Senate Office at ext. 6-1258.

New NINJIO Training Video Now Available to Watch: 'Paid Off, Laid Off'

Illustration to show a man looking distraught while sitting at a desk, speaking to a supervisor.Check out this month’s new four-minute NINJIO information security training video, featuring the backstory of a recent ransomware attack on Uber that leaked the personal information of 57 million users and drivers. Learn how a single employee’s bad network and personal security practices led to the breach and his firing. NINJIO releases a new story-based video every month aimed at spreading awareness about timely cybersecurity concepts. All videos are available through Skillsoft, under the Staff and Faculty Training tab on the My Cal Poly Portal.

Graphic with accessibility icons including braille, sign language, a wheelchair and CC (closed captioning).

CTLT Offers 'Creating Accessible Course Materials Workshop' in Spring Quarter

Join faculty colleagues in an online four-week workshop, from April 23 to May 20, to learn to create accessible course materials. The workshop, offered by the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology, covers principles of Universal Design, application of PolyLearn tools, accessible document design, video captioning and a final project to create your Accessibility Action Plan. A $300 stipend is available for those eligible. Expect to spend 28 to 40 hours total over four weeks. Registration is limited. Learn more and register here.

Nominate a Faculty Advisor for Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award

The Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award recognizes a faculty member who has had a positive influence on students through academic advising. The award recipient will receive a $2,000 cash stipend and be recognized by President Armstrong at Fall Conference in addition to having his or her picture and award citation posted in Kennedy Library. One faculty member is recognized annually. Note that the nomination should describe the nominee’s academic advising services, activities and interactions as distinct from the nominee's teaching responsibilities, as well as include any special activities that relate to student development. Faculty, staff and current students are eligible to nominate faculty for this award. However, at least one letter must come from a current student, and no self-nominations will be recognized. Nomination information and a link to the nomination form can be found at The deadline for all submissions is 5 p.m. Friday, March 16. Questions? Contact Shelly Wolf at ext. 6-5709 or

A photo illustrating two people discussing a matter, with papers on a desk.Need legal advice? How about free legal advice? ASI has contracted with San Luis Obispo attorney Jeff Radding for 32 years to provide free legal advice to the campus community. This service is available to currently enrolled students, faculty and staff. Radding provides a free, 15-minute consultation by scheduled appointment. No matter what the issue, he will provide advice and guidance for you. Legal consultation can provide the foundation to take the most effective steps necessary for your situation. Winter quarter appointments are now available from noon to 2 p.m. on the following Fridays: March 2 and March 16. To schedule an appointment, call the ASI Business Office at ext. 6-1281. Consultations are held in the ASI Business Office conference room, located on the second floor of the University Union in Room 212.

CSU Conference for Administrative Staff to be Held in Bay Area May 29-June 1

CSU Academic Resources Conference logoThe 2018 CSU Academic Resources Conference (ARC), which will be held May 29-June 1 in Burlingame, is a collaborative effort of CSU professional staff. Staff members responsible for budget planning, budget management, human resource functions and student affairs issues that support the academic mission of Cal Poly may be interested in attending. The conference will provide panels of experts on current topics, various educational workshops, and roundtable discussions on pertinent systemwide issues. To learn more about the conference, visit the conference website.

Tickets Now Available for March 5 Annual Service Awards Luncheon

Graphic reading Annual Service Awards LuncheonTickets for the Annual Service Awards Luncheon are available for $15. State, Corporation and ASI employees with milestone service anniversaries in 2017 will be honored at the Annual Service Awards Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 5, in Chumash Auditorium. In accordance with Cal Poly’s sustainable practices, fliers will be sent via email to all faculty and staff. Printed fliers will not be distributed. Tickets can be purchased online and will be sent via email or can be picked up at the Cal Poly Ticket Office will call (at the Performing Arts Center) from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. This event has limited seating, so purchase tickets early to ensure attendance!

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Campus Announcements

Provide Your Input on Kennedy Library Renovation Project at March 1 Feedback Forum

A student participating in a recent forum, indicating a preference for a photo using a sticker.See where the Kennedy Library is with the renovation project! The library, with partners — architecture firm BNIM and brightspot strategy — will host a presentation March 1 to lay out concept options for the renovation. These designs were informed by the feedback the library has received from the Cal Poly community. Participants will have a chance to ask questions and provide further guidance and input for the project. The Feedback Forum will be held from 11:10 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 1, in the Keck Lab in the Advanced Technology Laboratories (No. 7). No RSVP required. Find more information at

International Center to Host Webinar on Increasing the Feeling of Safety and Security for International Students

Cal Poly International Center logoThe International Center is hosting a webinar presented by Academic Impressions from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, March 9, that will teach practical methods for establishing communities of safety and support for international students. The webinar will also focus on the foundational practices that can help international students feel welcome on campus and discuss how campus constituents can address heightened concerns that follow new political statements or legislation. It will be held in the Science Building (No. 52), Room E-46. Don't want to wait until the webinar to become involved with Cal Poly's international students? Apply for the International Poly Hosts Program to become a host, and develop a cross-cultural connection with an international student through activities within the local community. You can learn more about this program and how you can become a host here.

Cal Poly Continues to Provide Free Tax Preparation Through March 17

File photo of a student taking notes while assisting someone with filing a tax return.The Orfalea College of Business will continue to provide free tax return preparation assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at clinics in San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria. The on-campus VITA clinics are open from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through March 17. An appointment-only VITA clinic on Allan Hancock College's campus will remain open through March 31. More than 125 IRS-certified students have already served hundreds of community members since clinics opened Feb. 3. Orfalea College of Business faculty and volunteer certified public accountants review and file the returns. Students prepare basic forms for local individuals and families earning less than $54,000. These include 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, 540, 540A, 540EZ and some supporting forms. Participants need to bring an ID, Social Security card and/or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, as well as 2016 tax returns and all 2017 tax-related documents, including child care expenses and health insurance coverage information. For more information, call ext. 6-2667 (English and Spanish) or visit

Campus Dining Supports Students Through the One Million Acts of Good Movement

ellen and cheerios logo showing text One Million Acts of Good On Thursday, March 1, Campus Dining, in cooperation with The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Cheerios, will participate in the One Million Acts of Good movement and create 300 boxes of healthy meals. A partnership between Cheerios and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, One Million Acts of Good is a national movement aimed at inspiring kind acts and encouraging good deeds. Cal Poly was one of only 50 universities selected in the nation to participate in the campaign. From 11 a.m. to noon on March 1, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to come by the University Union and show support as students build 300 MATTERboxes to be delivered to Cal Poly students who are experiencing food insecurity. The MATTERboxes will be packed with healthy snacks as well as nutrition education materials and YOU MATTER notes. To participate, the campus community is invited to cheer on the team creating the boxes and share their enthusiasm on social media using #OneMillionActsOfGood and #CalPolyDoesGood. Cal Poly’s participation may appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Ellen’s social media or in an Ellen web video.

The He{a}rd Seeks Students for Focus Groups

Do you know students with great ideas and insightful opinions? Tell them to join the He{a}rd! The He{a}rd is a Student Affairs program that seeks to discover what matters most to students and understand their diverse viewpoints. Through a series of focus groups and in-depth surveys, the program provides a platform for students to discuss meaningful topics and decisions that impact their lives and the campus community. All students will be compensated for their participation with gift cards to campus dining and the Cal Poly store. To learn more about the He{a}rd, visit

Poetic Justice Project to Present 'Time Will Tell' on March 7

Illustration of a hand with the hands of a clock for Poetic Justice Project event "Time Will Tell"The Poetic Justice Project (PJP) will present “Time Will Tell” from 12:10 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, in the Advanced Technology Laboratories (No. 7), Room 2. "Time Will Tell" features the personal stories of formerly incarcerated performers about their lives before, during and after incarceration, and will be followed by a dialogue between students and performers. PJP performances offer students an opportunity to critically analyze social structures and directly support the criteria set forth in the University Learning Objectives, General Education Area D objectives, and the USCP learning objectives. The performance is sponsored by the Office of University Diversity and Inclusion (OUDI), Vantage Point Program from the Office of Student Affairs, Ethnic Studies Department and Social Sciences Department.

EIM To Host Talk on Campus on Power of Experiential Marketing Feb. 28

The Experience Industry Management Department will host Cisco Systems Senior Director of Global Sales Events and Talent Alex Sapiz; Salesforce Vice President of Strategic Events Catherine Simmons; and Chris Meyer, CEO of George P. Johnson, on campus on Wednesday, Feb. 28. These influential leaders will deliver a presentation titled “The Power of Experiential Marketing: Q & A with Industry Leaders.” The event will be start at 2:10 p.m. in the Multi Activity Center (behind the Rec Center). This interactive presentation will provide an overview of the power of experiential marketing and highlight why experience industry management curriculum and other programs at Cal Poly — including construction management, graphic communication, engineering, journalism, computer science, information systems, and marketing — are relevant to the success of Cisco, Salesforce and George P. Johnson. The event is open to the campus community.

Extended Education to Offer Jewelry and Photography Classes

Three photos of various types of jewelry, including a necklace and two rings.Extended Education will offer two new classes this spring. Alternative Process Photography will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays from April 7 through May 5 (no class on April 14). The introductory class will explore alternative processes in photography through a series of hands-on demonstrations and exercises. Students will learn the basics of alternative photographic processes to produce one-of-a-kind works of art. Jewelry Design, an introductory jewelry design course exploring cold connections in metal arts, will run from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays from May 12 through June 9. Students will learn the basics of contemporary jewelry design and produce unique works of art. Learn more here or by calling ext. 6-2053.

Documentary Film Chronicles Competitive Swimmers on the Autism Spectrum

The School of Education is hosting a screening at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, of SWIM TEAM, an award-winning feature documentary about a New Jersey YMCA-based, community swim team comprised of children on the autism spectrum. The screening will be held in the Advanced Technology Laboratories (No. 7). The film follows three of team’s star athletes, boys on the cusp of adulthood, when government services become scarce. For more information, contact the School of Education at ext. 6-1503.

Lifeguard Training Course to be Held at the Recreation Center

Photo of two people participating in lifeguard training.All members of the San Luis Obispo community are invited to participate in a Lifeguard Training Course at the Cal Poly Recreation Center. The American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course provides entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. Successful completion of the training course results in a certification for Lifeguarding/CPR/AED/First Aid, which is valid for two years. Participants must attend every session in order to be eligible for certification. The session dates are March 3, 4, 10 and 11. There is a fee associated with this program that includes all instruction, testing and certification costs. Visit ASI Access to register. For more information, contact ASI aquatics and safety coordinator Staley Pearl at

Extended Education to Offer Painting Classes

A painting of an ocean scene.Extended Education will offer two painting classes later this year. "How to Paint in Watercolor" will be held Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon April 21 through May 26. The introductory class will give participants a broad overview of painting in this expressive medium. Participants will start by learning some of the main techniques involved in painting with watercolor. Then, using a limited number of colors, they will learn how to mix and use these colors to paint. "Painting with Pastels" will be held Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon June 2-30. Soft pastels are the purest form of artist color, made almost exclusively from pure pigment. Whether you are a beginner starting your study of art, or an advanced artist looking to explore a different medium, this class will provide participants with a strong foundation in the creation of paintings using soft pastels. Learn more here or by calling ext. 6-2053.

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Submission Guidelines for Cal Poly Report

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


Cal Poly’s University Jazz Bands to Present ‘Just Jazz’ March 2

Graphic reading "just jazz"The rhythmic complexity, harmonic adventurousness and surprises inherent in jazz will be apparent at the annual “Just Jazz” concert presented by Cal Poly’s University Jazz Bands at 8 p.m. Friday, March 2, in the Performing Arts Center (No. 6) The repertoire for the concert includes a slow, soulful blues number titled “I Lost My Sugar in Salt Lake City;” a rousing flag-waver featuring trumpet, “Bugle Call Rag;” and a Latin-jazz version of the jazz standard “Mack the Knife” called “Jack the Knife.” Two big bands — with four trumpets, four trombones, five saxophones, rhythm section and vocalist — and two jazz combos will be featured. Director of Jazz Studies Paul Rinzler directs the groups. 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.

Wind Bands Concert to Perform Two World Premieres on March 3

Photo of students performing in a previous band concert.The Winter Band Concert featuring the 60-member Wind Ensemble and 65-member Wind Orchestra is set for 8 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in the Performing Arts Center (No. 6). The concert is the second in the season’s series connecting “Earth and Sky,” and will include two world premieres. The program will open with a new work for the Cal Poly Brass Ensemble by music major Tyler Stockton titled “Quiet Reflection.” The concert continues with the Cal Poly Wind Orchestra presenting works from the core wind band repertoire, including Pierre LaPlante’s “American Riversongs” and William Schuman’s “Chester.” The second half of the program, presented by the Cal Poly Wind Ensemble, will include the world premiere of Mutsuhito Ogino’s Concerto for Percussion featuring Cal Poly faculty member and percussionist John Astaire. The program will conclude with Vincent Persichetti’s “Symphony,” Malcolm Arnold’s “Four Scottish Dances” and Igor Stravinsky’s “Fireworks Fantasy.” Christopher J. Woodruff, associate director of bands, will conduct the concert. 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.

John Salmon Piano Recital of Classical and Jazz Compositions to be Held at Cal Poly March 8

John SalmonJohn Salmon, music professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, will give a piano recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in Room 218 in the Davidson Music Center (No. 45). Salmon will perform repertoire by the three B’s: Bach, Beethoven and Brubeck, then conclude with Salmon’s own jazz duet versions of works by Bach. Salmon will be joined for the duets by Music Department Chair W. Terrence Spiller. Brubeck dedicated two compositions to Salmon: “The Salmon Strikes” and “Bach Again.” As a guest lecturer, Salmon has presented on a wide array of topics at the Juilliard School, at the Boston Conservatory and in Morelia, Mexico. Salmon has published a book, “The Piano Sonatas of Carl Loewe,” as well as musical publications, including “Add On Bach,” “Jazz Up the Inventions,” “Jazz Up the Sinfonias” and “Jazz Standards.” Admission to the recital is $5 at the door. For more information, visit the Music Department calendar website or call ext. 6-2406.

Cal Poly to Host Guest Artist Presentation on Kenyan Folk Music March 12

Abbey ChokeraAbbey K. Chokera, senior assistant director for Kenya’s Permanent Presidential Music Commission in the Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts, will give a presentation on Kenyan folk music at 6 p.m. Monday, March 12, in Room 218 in the Davidson Music Center (No. 45). Chokera is visiting the U.S. through the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) International Conductors Exchange Program, and he will present at the ACDA Western Division Conference in Pasadena in March. As part of the exchange, Cal Poly Director of Choral Activities Scott Glysson will travel to Kenya this summer to work with choirs from across the country and to present a concert. Chokera has been a music educator and choral musician in Kenya, where he served as a member of the National Executive Committee of the Kenya Music Festival and as an adjudicator and facilitator for choral activities. He is also the founder of the Bel Canto Chorus, a female choral group in Nairobi. He earned a doctorate in music education from the University of Florida in 2016. The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Music Department calendar website or call ext. 6-2406.

Photos of teens in, from left to right, New York City, Tokyo and Oahu, Hawaii.
The University Art Gallery is presenting “The Young Series,” photographs of teenagers in Oahu, Hawaii; Tokyo, and New York City, by artist Amy Touchette through March 16. Trained at the International Center of Photography, Touchette began her artistic career as a writer and painter, earning a Bachelor of Arts in literature and studio art and a Master of Arts in literature. Throughout her career, she has explored human connections, taking photographs of people within their social groups and communities. A documentarian and a street photographer, she has used the power of photography to create authentic portraits of those who interest her. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Learn more at

Cal Poly Symphony to Feature Student Soloists and Stockdale High School Symphony Orchestra at Winter Concert March 16

Photo of the soloists who will be performing at the Winter Concert.The talents of student soloists will be showcased at the Cal Poly Symphony’s Winter Concert at 8 p.m. Friday, March 16, in the Performing Arts Center (No. 6). Tyler Stockton will perform Launy Grøndahl’s Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra, first movement; Titus Shanks will play Édouard Lalo’s Cello Concerto, first movement; L. Shaun Fairfield, guitar, will play Radamés Gnattali’s “Suíte Retratos,” No. 1; Charlie Huang will perform Julius Rietz’ Clarinet Concerto, second movement; and Namjoon Joo will play Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto, third movement. Vocalist Lauren Hartog will sing “Must the Winter Come So Soon?” from Samuel Barber’s opera, “Vanessa.” All of the soloists are music majors except Huang, who is a computer engineering major; and Joo, who is a computer science major. After intermission, Bakersfield’s Stockdale High School Symphony Orchestra will perform and will join with Cal Poly string players for Ralph Vaughan Williams’ monumental work, “Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis.” The program concludes with the Cal Poly Symphony’s performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Capriccio Espagnol.” 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.

Cal Poly Choirs’ Winter Concert Explores the Theme of Light on March 17

Photo of students in the Cal Poly ChoirsThe Cal Poly Choirs’ winter concert, “Lux Perpetua,” is set for 8 p.m. Saturday, March 17, in the Performing Arts Center (No. 6). Lux perpetua (“perpetual light”) is the theme of the concert as the choirs present an exploration of works that revolve around the subject of light. Works by Ēriks Ešenvalds, James Whitbourn, Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and others will be performed. Lux perpetua is also a portion of text from the traditional Requiem Mass, and the choirs will sing one movement of Maurice Duruflé’s “Requiem.” The choirs will join forces with the Cal Poly Symphony to perform the entire Duruflé “Requiem” on June 3. Dancers from the Theatre and Dance Department’s composition class, under the direction of Diana Stanton, will create original choreography for James Whitbourn’s “Luminosity.” Cal Poly's PolyPhonics, the University Singers and Chamber Choir will be accompanied by Paul Woodring. The choirs are conducted by Director of Choral Activities Scott Glysson. 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.

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, March 2
Baseball vs. Pacific, Baggett Stadium, 6 p.m.

Saturday, March 3
Men’s Tennis vs. Santa Clara, Mustang Courts, 1 p.m.
Baseball vs. Pacific (doubleheader), Baggett Stadium, 1 and 4 p.m.

Sunday, March 4
Men’s Tennis vs. Saint Mary’s, Mustang Courts, noon.
Baseball vs. Pacific, Baggett Stadium, 1 p.m.

Friday, March 9
Softball vs. North Dakota, Janssen Field, 3 p.m.
Softball vs. Marist, Janssen Field, 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 10
Softball vs. Marist, Janssen Field, 12:30 p.m.
Softball vs. North Dakota, Janssen Field, 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 11
Softball vs. Santa Clara, Janssen Field, 12:30 p.m.

Monday, March 12
Baseball vs. New Mexico, Baggett Stadium, 6 p.m.

Thursday, March 15
Men’s Tennis vs. Texas-Arlington, Mustang Courts, 10 a.m.
Men’s Tennis vs. Idaho, Mustang Courts, 2 p.m.

Friday, March 16
Baseball vs. San Diego State, Baggett Stadium, 6 p.m.

Saturday, March 17
Beach Volleyball vs. TCU, Pismo Beach Courts, 9 a.m.
Beach Volleyball vs. Arizona, Pismo Beach Courts, 1 p.m.
Baseball vs. San Diego State, Baggett Stadium, 6 p.m.

Sunday, March 18
Baseball vs. San Diego State, Baggett Stadium, 1 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.

#104743 — Customer Service Coordinator (Administrative Support Coordinator I — 12 month), Administration and Finance — Facilities Services. $2,846-$4,711 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $2,846-$3,500 per month.) Open until filled.

#104755 — Administrative Support Coordinator II (Administrative Support Coordinator II — 12 month), College of Engineering — Materials Engineering. $3,115-$5,161 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $3,115-$3,800 per month.) Open until filled. Review begins March 7.

#104739 — Administrative Services Manager/Executive Assistant to the Dean (Administrator I), College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. Salary commensurate with background and experience. Open until filled. Review begins March 16.

#104737 — Public Affairs/Communication Specialist II (Digital Media Specialist ), College of Engineering — Advancement. Salary Range: $3,515-$5,818 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $3,800-$4,800 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.

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

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