Cal Poly Report — June 6, 2018

Please note: Cal Poly Report will be published one more time this academic year, on June 13. The newsletter will be published monthly during the summer, on July 11 and Aug. 15.


Cal Poly Celebrates Grand Opening of New Oppenheimer Family Equine Center

The new riding area is pictured at night.
A grand opening celebration was held June 1 to celebrate the completion of the first phase of the Oppenheimer Family Equine Center. The now-complete 60,000-square-foot covered riding area, foaling barn, stallion barn and hay barn at the northern end of campus was funded by the $20 million donation made to the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences from longtime Cal Poly supporters Peter and Mary Beth Oppenheimer. “We are grateful to the Oppenheimers for supporting the vision of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences and investing in facilities and programs that will support generations of students to come,” Dean Andrew Thulin said. “It is partners like Peter and Mary Beth Oppenheimer who allow us to reach our full potential in providing the best for our students.”   Students from across campus will benefit from the equine center, with programs including a foaling and breeding enterprise, a quarter horse enterprise, the Cal Poly Dressage Team, the Cal Poly Polo Team and the Cal Poly Equestrian Team. A second riding arena, an Animal Health Center and an Agriculture Event Center, all funded in some part by the Oppenheimers’ donation, are also in various stages of planning. Read more here.

Mustang Mile Raises Nearly $4,500 for Carson Starkey-Inspired Research Center 

The seventh annual Mustang Mile event raised nearly $4,500 to support Aware Awake Alive, a national prevention program founded after the hazing and alcohol poisoning death of freshman Carson Starkey in 2008. The event, held May 17, drew nearly 400 competitors in a newly revamped obstacle course at Doerr Family Field. “This event was a tremendous outpouring of support for a worthy cause that celebrates and honors Carson’s life,” said Keith Humphrey, vice president for student affairs. “It showed that many members of our campus feel a strong connection to his story and our life-saving programs.” Scott and Julia Starkey created Aware Awake Alive in honor of their son and to raise awareness about the dangers of alcohol poisoning, hazing and binge drinking through a variety of educational campaigns and programs. The program provides peer-to-peer education and training to help young people build the skills and confidence they need to be proactive bystanders. Its programs and messaging have been widely adopted throughout the CSU system and at several high school and university campuses nationwide. In 2017, the Starkey family donated Aware Awake Alive to Cal Poly to broaden its mission and evolve into a university-based research center. In turn, the university’s Student Affairs division in February 2018 launched With Us: The National Network for Peer Accountability, a multi-issue bystander intervention research center. Read more here.

2017-18 Outstanding Faculty Advisor Awardee Announced

Kim SprayberryThe Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award recognizes a faculty member who has had a positive influence on students through academic advising. This year’s awardee is Dr. Kim Sprayberry, a veterinarian and associate professor in the Animal Science Department in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. As highlighted in the nominations received, Sprayberry has a great impact on the success of her students, fostering professional growth and encouraging them to strive for success both personally and academically. She will be recognized at the Fall Conference general session in September, will receive a cash stipend and will have an award citation posted in the Kennedy Library. For more information on the outstanding faculty awardees, visit the Academic Advising website.

Upward Bound Project-Based Learning Program Returns This Summer

Teachers from Central Coast New Tech High School facilitate training sessions totaling 18 hours for Cal Poly teacher credential candidates who will serve as Summer Academy instructors. TRIO Upward Bound will host its second annual project-based learning (PBL) program for local high school students, beginning June 18. The six-week program is a part of Upward Bound’s Residential Summer Academy at Cal Poly, which aims to provide a college-like experience for local 10th- to 12th-grade students, including on-campus living, dining, classes and group projects. The PBL program serves as a component of the six-week experience and seeks to better connect students to the community by having them work with local organizations on a variety of projects. Students work in small groups to address each participating organization’s needs by developing a budget, a written proposal, an elevator pitch and a finalized prototype or solution, which will be presented at the conclusion of academy. This year’s participating organizations include One Cool Earth, the Morro Bay National Estuary Program, Cal Poly Center for Engineering, Science and Mathematics Education (CESAME), and Jack’s Helping Hand. “Students are given real-life problems and, through guided discovery, create real-life solutions,” said Upward Bound Director Susie Sandstrom. “Just like Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing philosophy, project-based learning offers a powerful combination of academic expertise and hands-on experience for students.” Reach more here.

Changes to Local Calling Procedures Affect Campus Phones

To accommodate the new 820 area code, calls from campus telephones must include the 805 or 820 area code when placing a local call. As of June 2, the proper dialing procedure for local calls is 7-1-[area code]-[seven-digit number] — otherwise the campus phone system will add 1-805 to any calls that use only a seven-digit number. ITS suggests updating your campus telephone speed dials, fax machines, multi-function devices, security alarms and address books accordingly. For more information on the introduction of the new area code, visit the California Public Utilities Commission website. For technical service issues, go to

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Student Success

Steel Bridge Team Finishes Second in National Competition

Civil engineering students (from left) Luke Nazaroff, Jonathan Espinoza, Allen Lactaoen and Sarah Shaffer assemble their steel bridge in Engineering Plaza before the national competition sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineering and the American Institute of Steel Construction. The team finished second in the nationA team of civil engineering students placed second in the National Student Steel Bridge Competition at the University of Illinois — marking the eighth consecutive year Cal Poly has placed in the top 10. After taking first in the regional competition in April, the Cal Poly team competed against 41 other schools from around the world in the nationals hosted by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign on May 25-26. The national contest, testing teamwork and project management, challenges students to produce a scale-model bridge that satisfies requirements in several categories, including construction speed, lightness, display, stiffness, economy and efficiency. The Cal Poly team also placed in the top six in each of those individual categories. The team began working in August to plan, design, fabricate and construct a 1:10 scale model steel bridge, said project manager Michael Clark. In winter quarter, initial welding began, and in spring, the team practiced construction three times a week for a total of 200 repetitions. The Cal Poly Steel Bridge team consists of undergraduate civil engineering students. This year, the competition was a senior project for the six senior captains. While four builders actually constructed at the nationals, the Cal Poly team took 16 members so they could study the competition. The builders, all seniors, were: Jonathan Espinoza, Allen Lactaoen, Luke Nazaroff and Sarah Shaffer. Read more here.

University Art Gallery to Exhibit the Work of 2018 Graduates Until June 16

Mallory Harris The University Art Gallery will present “This Must Be The Place,” featuring multi-disciplinary works by students graduating from the Art and Design Department until June 16. Works by the following artists will be featured in the University Art Gallery, located on the ground floor of the Dexter Building (No. 34): Carter Broad, Vivien Cheung, Ally Evans, Lauren Goldenberg, Mallory Harris (pictured), Julia McClintock, Noelle Merrihew, Carlie Meyers, Amanda Parra-Settles, Vianca de la Parra, Chloe Plant, Alana Primes, Thomas Stoekinger, Anna Teiche, Lela Welch, Olivia Witt, Roslyn Yeager and Solstice Zaranski. The gallery is free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Construction Management Students Donate Tiny Home Structures to Hope’s Village 

Cal Poly Construction Management students pose with one of the tiny homes after the first week of working on the project.Construction management students recently put their skills to work constructing miniature cabins on wheels for a local nonprofit organization. In past years, students have built what has lovingly been deemed the “tiny house” as part of a 10-week course, which culminates in an auction of the homes through Cal Poly’s surplus department. During winter quarter, they did something different: The students partnered with Hope’s Village to donate two structures to the homeless. Construction management faculty members Stacy Kolegraff and Eric Brinkman led their CM 214: Residential Construction classes in building the miniature structures. The students built the waterproof structural shell of two cabins, while additional volunteers will complete the interiors. Hope’s Village provided trailers, on which the students built the two structural shells over two weeks. The structures were built out of standard lumber, with fasteners donated by Simpson Strong-Tie, and exterior sheathing donated by Huber Woods. Students learned about framing, roofing and waterproofing. The students had to design and build around special features including framing around wheel wells and working with different-sized trailers. Construction management student Jimmy Fewell is continuing to work with Hope’s Village as part of his senior project. He is working to finish the siding for the two tiny houses so they’re watertight and weatherproof. “It’s an honor to be able to use what I have learned in the last four years to help such a cause,” he said. Read more here.

Architecture Students to Present Exhibits to Fresno Community June 7

A photo of the group of architecture students who will be presenting projects in Fresno.Architecture students in the third-year Comprehensive Design Studio will present their work June 7 to the Fresno community during an event that is open to Cal Poly alumni and the public. The students were asked to propose projects that would address the current conditions and future potential of Fresno, a culturally rich city that is also one of the fastest-growing cities in the state. The students partnered with Darden Architects, ZGF Architects, LPA Inc., Flad Architects, WRNS Studio and Duy Tan University to design nine projects near the new high-speed rail station in downtown Fresno. Eighteen architecture students will present exhibits that each include a site model, large-scale building section models and two posters, according to architect and faculty member Stacey White. Projects include a performing arts center, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) high schools, a recreation and wellness center, a medical simulation building, agricultural research buildings, a retail/clothing design center and a children’s preschool. The students are Connor Earnest, Crystal Ueno, Jayde Mitchell, Ricardo Hesse, Shane Lounibos, Deniz Karadere, Miranda Hassler, Mikki Okamoto, Emily Hamren, Courtney Petrella, Kallie Greenshields, Travis Koss, Eric Jeschelnik, Ally Austefjord, Vardan Asatryan, Sadie Carlson, Jessica Goswick and Shabnam Mashhoon. The presentations will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at the Downtown Club, 2120 Kern St. in Fresno. The event is co-sponsored by Downtown Fresno Partnership, American Institute of Architects – San Joaquin Chapter, and the Cal Poly Alumni Association – Fresno Chapter. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.

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Faculty & Staff

Faculty and Staff Input Sought on Greek Life on June 7

Cal Poly Fraternity and Sorority Life has contracted with Juan Guardia, assistant vice president and dean of students at the University of Cincinnati, to help assess the university's Greek community and make recommendations that will guide us in building a better Greek Life that centers on the values of diversity and inclusion and enhances health and safety. Guardia will make his first visit to campus June 7 and 8 to meet with a variety of stakeholders across the university, including Greek and non-Greek students, faculty, staff, administrators, chapter advisors and parents. He will return to campus fall quarter (dates to be determined) to share the results of his assessment and recommendations. Faculty and staff are invited to meet Guardia for a listening session on Thursday, June 7, at one of the following times:
— 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. in UU 219 (faculty and staff only).
— 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Baker Center for Science and Mathematics (No. 180), Room 102 (open to all members of the campus community).
Capacity may be limited. If you are not able to attend, you may email your comments to be shared with Guardia to

Applications Due June 11 for Research Funding Opportunity

WITH US the national network for peer accountabilityFunding is available to faculty for research related to the mission of WITH US, a national multi-issue bystander intervention research center recently established in Student Affairs. Faculty with interest in funding and research to practice collaborations related to bystander intervention; social justice; violence prevention; health promotion; harm reduction; sexual assault and harassment; hate, bias and discrimination; hazing and bullying; and alcohol and other drugs misuse and abuse are invited to apply for modest seed funding by Monday, June 11. Up to $5,000 in research funding will be awarded to selected applicants. Complete the online application here and email completed proposals to by June 11. Learn more about at

Procurement Services Seeking Input on Off-Campus Catering Vendors 

Beginning in August, off-campus catering vendors that are registered and approved by Procurement Services will be an option for catering on-campus events. Procurement Services will start accepting applications from off-campus catering vendors in June and expects to have an approved list available in late August. The unit is now seeking input on which off-campus vendors the campus community would be interested in having available to cater an event — including breakfast, lunch, dinner, breaks and receptions. Events can be as simple as a delivery and setup or a full-service catered event. Email with any suggested vendors so that Procurement Services can invite them to submit an application. 

Live Webcast on 'Conversational Intelligence' To Be Held June 12

Graphic illustration for CSU's Got Talent series CSU Systemwide Professional Development continues its CSU's Got Talent series — live webcasts highlighting the most sought-after presentations on CSU campuses.  This month’s author, Judith E. Glaser, presents, “Conversational Intelligence.” Learn how Conversational Intelligence makes complex scientific material simple to understand and how to apply it through easy to use tools, examples and conversational practices. All employees are invited to join Employee and Organization Development at a live webcast from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, in UU Room 216. A brief discussion will follow the webinar for those who are interested. Register here. Alternatively, the webinar can be viewed independently from your desktop computer or phone. Visit to view the webinar as an individual.

Proposals Due June 15 for ‘Flipping Your Classroom’ Summer Workshop

Illustration of a number of people interacting with technology to work on a problem.The Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology is accepting proposals from faculty who would like to "flip" a portion of their courses to replace lecture time with hands-on Learn by Doing activities. Candidates will receive a $1,200 stipend upon successful completion of all workshop activities and attendance at four face-to-face meetings. Lunch and resources will be provided. Seats are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Submit your proposal soon to secure your spot. The August session will be held Aug. 7-21, with a final project due Aug. 31. Required in-person meeting dates will be held Aug. 10, 14, 17 and 21. The application deadline is June 15. Learn more here. Questions? Contact Pam Dougherty at

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Ellen StierEllen Stier, Information Technology Services (ITS) chief of staff, will retire on June 30 after 34 years of service to Cal Poly. Stier began her career on campus as a department secretary in the Computer Science and Statistics Department in the College of Science and Mathematics. While in the Computer Science Department in the College of Engineering, she received the College of Engineering Outstanding Staff Award in 1989 and the Cal Poly Outstanding Staff Award in 1999-2000. She moved to ITS in 2006, when she was given leadership opportunities to pursue her passion for helping others grow and creating effective and efficient processes for budget, human resources and communications. Around the office, colleagues revere Stier as a devoted, innovative and compassionate leader who exudes grace and expertise in all she does. Upon retirement, Stier looks forward to traveling the country, creating barn quilts and enjoying ordinary days.  An ice cream social will be held to honor Stier’s accomplished career and contributions to the campus from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21, on O’Neill Green.

Bob SchremppBob Schrempp is retiring in June after 34 1/2 years on staff. He started his time at Cal Poly as a student in September 1979. In January 1980, Schrempp was hired as a student assistant in the Audio Visual Department and moved to a staff position in December 1983. He spent the next 17 years working in Communications Services (now ITS) in various roles,, including instructional support assistant, equipment technician, programmer, LAN coordinator, network analyst and as member of the Campus Emergency Operations Center. Schrempp has worked in Administration and Finance as an information technology consultant since 2001. In his positions, he has done just about everything there is to do with computers: pulling cables in manholes, managing databases and servers, and installing and programming fire alarms, to name a few. As a student, Schrempp was a WOW leader and continued to help and support WOW for 11 years. He volunteered as the Rose Float advisor from 1988-97. He is currently active with PolyCon, the Cal Poly Board Gaming Club. After Schrempp retires, he plans to spend more time on his hobbies of board gaming, prototype model trains and his laser-cutting and engraving business, Prawn Designs; in addition to taking RV trips with his wife, Katie. A farewell reception will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 8, in the Facilities Building (No. 70), Room 110. Light refreshment will be served.

Jordi Puig-SauriJordi Puig-Sauri, professor in the Aerospace Engineering Department, will retire July 1 after 19 years of service. Puig-Sauri joined the department in 1998 as an associate professor. He was awarded tenure and promotion to full professor in 2002. He served as chair from 2004-08. When he started with Cal Poly, the department had very little in the way of spacecraft-specific education for students. Puig-Sauri developed a design track specifically for spacecraft and was instrumental in the creation of a concentration in astronautics within the aerospace major. Puig-Sauri's contribution to the aerospace community as a whole has been monumental. He is the co-inventor of the CubeSat standard, which led to the launch of the first CubeSat in 2003. Through his efforts, the Cal Poly CubeSat lab has developed and launched 12 CubeSats with seven more in development. Cal Poly has also launched 153 CubeSats on 24 missions from all around the world. His contributions to the university and to student success have been immeasurable. He was the principal investigator on more than 100 projects and grants totaling over $20 million. He will be sorely missed as he moves into retirement and sails around the world.

Jo ErnestJo Ernest, personnel analyst for the College of Engineering, will retire July 2 after nearly 30 years of service. Ernest began her career at Cal Poly in 1988 with the Cal Poly Foundation in the Grants Development office. Since then she has worked in the Cooperative Education Program; Career Services; Architecture Departmen; the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; and Academic Personnel. While in Academic Personnel, she was asked to help with a re-organization, and began working in the Employment Equity and Faculty Recruitment Office, where she was responsible for faculty visas, faculty recruitment, and budget for the three areas under the umbrella of Academic Personnel. She finally found her true campus home when she began working in the College of Engineering Dean’s Office in 2006 as the personnel analyst. Ernest received the CENG Outstanding Staff award in 2010. She is looking forward to spending more time with her family, traveling and pursuing her hobby of photography. There will be a reception to celebrate Ernest from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, from 3-5 p.m. in the courtyard of the Engineering Building (No. 13).

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Catastrophic Leave

Galen Ricard, public affairs communications specialist in College of Engineering — Advancement, 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 Cara King at ext. 6-5374 or to request a donation form.

Pat Hermenegildo, administrative support coordinator in Admissions, Recruitment and Financial Aid — Financial Aid, 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 Linda Ortiz at ext. 6-1304 or to request a donation form.

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Campus Announcements

Recreation Center Announces Membership Update

A photo of the exterior of the Recreation Center.It’s been six years since the opening of the expanded Recreation Center following a student referendum for a remodeled facility with additional recreational space. When voting in 2008, students chose to increase their student fees to allow for the expansion and renovation of the Recreation Center we know today. Not only did the building grow in size, but so did ASI’s commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive fitness and wellness locale for participants to recreate, relax and socialize. Since then, the facility has recorded over 7 million entries, and participants have experienced numerous amenities, social and recreational programs, and health and wellness benefits available to students and Cal Poly community members. In order to operate and maintain the cutting-edge Recreation Center and ensure member rates are consistent with the student University Union Fee, a rate adjustment for non-students will go into effect on Sept. 1, 2018. Eligible members are invited to experience the Recreation Center and its amenities free of charge during Free Rec Fridays on June 22 and 29. For more information or to purchase a membership, visit the Membership webpage or contact Membership Services at ext. 6-1366 or

Extended Education to Offer One-Day Writing Workshop on June 23Photo of a woman with a pen and notebook.

Extended Education is offering a one-day workshop, "Write Your Way Around the World," from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 23. Freelancing from abroad may not be glamorous, but it is an adventure. In this workshop, Cal Poly and UC Berkeley journalism instructor Katya Cengel will teach participants how to pitch an article to an editor, query an agent about a book, negotiate a contract with a publisher and more. Learn more about the instructor or enroll here.

Inaugural BEACoN Research Symposium To Be Held June 6

Beacon logo reading Believe Educate Empower Advocate Collaborate NurtureThe Office of University Diversity and Inclusion is excited to announce the inaugural BEACoN Research Symposium from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, in the Berg Gallery (located in the Architecture and Environmental Design Building, No. 5, Room 105). BEACoN is a mentoring program that pairs underrepresented students with faculty mentors, with the goal of educating and empowering students to reach their full potential at Cal Poly. This year the office launched a research component, and students' two-quarter research projects will culminate with a research symposium. At the symposium, 15 students representing all colleges will present their research experiences as well as what they have gained from being a part of the program. A detailed schedule of the event is posted on the BEACoN website. Contact OUDI at with questions.

Summer Family Fun Days To Be Held at the Cal Poly Recreation Center

A photo of two boys in the Rec Center pool.Bring the whole family to the Recreation Center this summer for Family Fun Days every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from June 22 to Sept. 2! Enjoy the leisure pool, ASI Poly Escapes Climbing Park, sand volleyball courts, basketball courts and more. Sandcastle building, pool toys and lawn toys including hula hoops, paddle ball and bean bag toss will all be available. Recreation Center members may sponsor up to two adult guests and up to six children in accordance with a supervision ratio of two children per one adult. Entry fees are $5 for children up to 15 years old and $10 for adults. Water and small snack items are permitted. For more information, visit the Family Fun Days FAQ and Guest Prices and Guidelines pages or contact Membership Services at ext. 6-1366 or

Spots Still Open in Orfalea Family and ASI Children’s Center Summer 2018 Poly Trekker Program

A photo of children running across a gym floor.The annual summer Poly Trekkers program at the ASI Children’s Center still has available spots. The program is open to children who have completed kindergarten through fourth grade (6 to 10 years old). Join us for crafts, field trips, sports activities, and a good deal of fun — all while taking advantage of the experiences offered on campus. Registration is available for sessions 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, and 8. Registration ends June 15. For more information, contact Children's Center Administrative Assistant Lauren Mosley at ext. 6-1267 or

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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.


Music Department Offering 'Clarinetfest' on June 10 

Music Department Free Events promotional image with photos of several musicians The Music Department is offering free student recitals through the rest of the academic year. At 6 p.m. Sunday, June 10, "Clarinetfest" will be in Room 218 of the Davidson Music Center (No. 45). It will feature the Cal Poly Clarinet Ensemble and guest artists in both solo and ensemble performances. For the grand finale, all the musicians — up to 35 — will perform together. For more information and a complete event listing, visit the Music Department calendar website or call ext. 6-2406. 

Cal Poly’s University Jazz Bands to Play a Variety of Styles on June 9

University Jazz Bands I performs at a previous concert.University Jazz Bands will perform a mix of Latin jazz, jazz/rock and traditional jazz — and will throw in a few surprises — at the annual Jazz Night Concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 9, in Spanos Theatre. Featured at the concert will be works by jazz composers Don Menza, Michael Brecker and Gordon Goodwin, plus a piece originally recorded by the rock group Steely Dan. Those works include "Sambandrea Swing," which was composed by tenor saxophonist Menza and originally recorded by the great Buddy Rich Big Band, according to Director of Jazz Studies Paul Rinzler. Brecker’s piece, "Peep," is a great example of contemporary jazz, Rinzler added. Composer Goodwin is known for his creative and sometimes humorous arrangements, like his "Hit the Ground Running," which will be performed. Steely Dan’s "FM" is arranged for big band by Fred Strum, who gained international praise as a composer. The concert will feature the University Jazz Bands I and II, along with two jazz combos. 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.

Fire Protection Engineering Presents Talk June 14 on London Grenfell Tower Fire

 Failure to Understand Complexity in Tall Building Design with photos of the building on fire and Professor Jose L. ToreroUniversity of Maryland Professor José L. Torero will speak about the London Grenfell Tower fire tragedy from 1:10 to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 14, in the Advanced Technology Laboratories (No. 7). This fire was an extreme example of a technological failure with important policy dimensions. Torero's presentation will discuss, in the context of the Grenfell Tower fire, the design of the building envelope and its role on guaranteeing the safety of building occupants as well as the knowledge gaps generated through complexity and that reduce the designers’ capacity to predict performance. One year later, the performance assessment remains undisclosed, but several buildings housing a low-income population have been evacuated. The expectation is that within the next few months the number of evacuated buildings might reach the hundreds. The associated social impact is going to be enormous. The real question is not only how this failure occurred, but also how a solid regulatory system can deliver a situation where 100 percent of the buildings tested failed the regulatory requirements. Torero is serving in the Grenfell Tower inquiry to provide “oversight of all the technical experts including identification of relevant work streams and addressing any gaps between experts.” He works in the field of fire safety engineering, specializing in the behavior of fire in complex environments such as forests, tall buildings, novel architectures, tunnels, aircraft and spacecraft.

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

The schedule of home events has come to a close for the 2017-18 academic year.

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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.

#104916 — Library Administrative Services Assistant (Administrative Support Assistant II). Library Administrative Services. $2,600 to $4,328 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $2,600 to $3,100 per month). Open until filled.

#104903 — Instructional Support Technician III (Instructional Support Technician III). College of Science and Mathematics — Kinesiology and Public Health. $4,107 to $7,004 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $5,000 to $5,600 per month). Open until filled.

#104922 — Associate Director of Inclusivity for University Housing (Administrator II). University Housing — Administration. Salary commensurate with background and experience. Open until filled.

#104867 — Senior Manager of Personnel (Administrator I). ITS — Business Operations. Salary commensurate with background and experience. Open until filled.

#104925 — IT Personnel Analyst (Administrative Analyst/Specialist — Exempt I). ITS — Customer and Technology Support. $3,897 to $6,647 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $3,897 to $6,000 per month). Open until filled.

#104927 — Academic Advisor (Student Services Professional II). Academic Programs and Planning — Mustang Success Center. $4,057 to $5,769 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $4,057 to $4,300 per month). Open until filled.

#104885 — Radiologist Technologist/Medical Assistant (Radiologic Technologist), Student Affairs — Health Services. $2,958 to $5,379 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $2,958 to $3,800 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.

Research Associate, Kenneth N. Edwards Western Coatings Technology Center’s (WCTC), $38,937-$58,406 per year.

Assistant Supervisor, Cal Poly Campus Dining, $12.21-$15.26 per hour.

Unit Supervisor, Cal Poly Campus Dining, $16.23-$24.35 per hour.

Holistic Resources Management Apprentice, Swanton Pacific Ranch, $13.73-$15 per hour.

Assistant Supervisor, Starbucks, Campus Dining, $12.21-$15.26 per hour.

Project Manager, Cal Poly Corporation Administration, $59,716-$75,000 per year.

ASI Employment Opportunities

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

There are no listings at this time.

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