Please note: Cal Poly Report will be published on Nov. 21 during the academic holiday week.
'The Journey to Inclusion’: Kimberly McLaughlin-Smith Leads Dialogue on Allyship at Cal Poly
Listening with empathy, challenging yourself to broaden and evaluate your self-identity, and being aware of how you’re engaging with others — these are a few of the initial steps toward becoming an ally, diversity specialist Kimberly McLaughlin-Smith said Nov. 8 on campus. During an interactive talk with Cal Poly and San Luis Obispo community members, McLaughlin-Smith shared several tools to create allyship through empathetic listening and non-defensive communication. Allyship is being willing to use your privilege to take on the task of fighting and speaking up for those who have experienced oppression, even if you may not know what it means to be oppressed or marginalized for your race, ethnicity, religion, gender/gender identification, ability, socio-economic status or other markers of identity. “We’re trying to create spaces where people get to show up to create allyship by bringing all kinds of people to the table,” McLaughlin-Smith said to the group gathered in Chumash Auditorium. “One of the greatest moments is when we realize that we’re all intertwined and need each other.” McLaughlin-Smith, a diversity specialist at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, visited Cal Poly last spring and delivered the keynote address at Cal Poly’s Baker Forum in May 2018. During the Nov. 8 event, Jozi De Leon, vice president for diversity and inclusion and the university’s chief diversity officer, reminded attendees that diversity and inclusion efforts are not the job of one person or one unit. “It’s not just the responsibility of the people of color to do this work. The work is happening across campus,” she added. “I know the work is hard but we are here to help you.”
Nine Student Projects Launched on New Crowdfunding Platform to Enhance Learn by Doing
Nine student projects are seeking support in the first-ever fall launch of Spur Change, a new digital crowdfunding platform where colleges, units, programs, clubs and organizations can secure funding for projects that enhance the Learn by Doing experience. Hosted and managed by Annual Giving, the Spur Change platform will give project sponsors the opportunity to use the power of crowdfunding by reaching out to networks to raise funds for their featured projects. All nine projects have about 20 days to reach their goals, so visit https://crowdfund.calpoly.edu/ to learn more. By giving, you can help: send Black Student Union members to the Afrikan Black Coalition Conference at UC Merced in January; fund the Multicultural Business Program’s Leadership Beyond the Resume Conference; send Engineers Without Borders and Critical Global Engagement Club students to a United Nations forum; help the Future Fuels club build a more sustainable future; send Theatre and Dance Department students to New York; help Climate Change Action Research Group go to the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference; make the Zero Waste Ambassadors program a student-run effort; fund MEXA's Xicanx Youth Conference at Cal Poly; and help the Human Powered Vehicle Club break a record. Learn more here.
Watch NASA’s Insight Mission Land on Mars on Nov. 26
All earthlings are invited to watch NASA’s live broadcast of the InSight Mission’s landing on Mars from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, in UU 220. The broadcast will include live commentary from NASA’s “mission control” at the NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, animations of InSight’s landing, interviews with NASA scientists and engineers and international partners, and a final checkouts by mission team members. InSight is the first mission to study the deep interior of Mars — its crust, mantle and core. Its science investigations include listening for “marsquakes,” to learn about how rocky planets like our own formed. In addition, the twin communications-relay satellites, called Mars Cube One, or MarCO, will enter the history books as the first CubeSats to travel to deep space. Cal Poly helped pioneer the diminutive satellites that were first developed to teach university students about satellites and have evolved in past decade. Today they provide data on everything from shipping routes to environmental changes. The two MarCOs, nicknamed Wall-E and EVE, are each equipped with a folding high-gain antenna to relay data about InSight as it enters the Martian atmosphere and lands. The twins were on campus earlier this year when Cal Poly engineers assisted in inserting, or integrating, the satellites into the deployment boxes that ejected each satellite into space. In addition, Cal Poly students helped by wrapping the deployment boxes in protective gold Kapton tape. The MarCOs won't produce any science of their own, and aren't required for InSight to send its data back home, but they are a crucial first test of CubeSat technology beyond Earth orbit, demonstrating how they could be used to further explore the solar system. The viewing is sponsored by the Physics Department. Learn more about Insight at mars.nasa.gov/insight and about MarCO at https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/cubesat/missions/marco.php.
Cal Poly Corporation Marketing and Communications Wins 10 International Awards
Cal Poly Corporation’s Marketing and Communications department recently received several honors for campaigns promoting the excellence and hard work of Campus Dining, corporation, and Administration and Finance. The department took home three platinum and three gold awards, as well as four honorable mentions from the MarCom Awards. Administered by the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals, the MarCom awards is one of the largest, most respected creative competitions in the world. With more than 6,000 entries, only 15 percent won Platinum awards, the highest award possible. Marketing and Communications won three Platinum awards, one each for Campus Dining’s Instagram site, Campus Dining’s website, and for the corporation’s SLO Days publication. Additionally, the corporation won three Gold awards for work on Administration and Finance’s Strategic Plan booklet, the corporation’s redesigned website and Transportation and Parking Services’ “My Other Car is …” campaign. The department also received four Honorable Mentions for further works promoting Campus Dining, Administration and Finance, and Environmental Health and Safety. To see all of the 2018 winners, go to https://marcomawards.com.
Cal Poly to Co-Host Health Soils Project Demonstration Field Day Nov. 29 in Paso Robles
Cal Poly will co-host a demonstration field day on compost application in vineyards, to be held 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 29, at J. Lohr Vineyards in Paso Robles. Presenters will discuss compost use from a variety of perspectives and showcase the types of soil monitoring taking place at J. Lohr Vineyards as part of a three-year project funded by a $200,000 grant from the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Healthy Soils Program. The project will demonstrate the potential for vineyard soils to capture and store carbon through the use of appropriate land management practices. An interdisciplinary team of Cal Poly professors and Central Coast vineyards have partnered to study the effects of compost application and no-till methods on soil carbon and greenhouse gas emissions relevant to the production of wine grapes on the Central Coast. Cal Poly’s Center for Sustainability, the Horticulture and Crop Science Department, and the Wine and Viticulture Department are collaborating with the Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences Department on the research, taking place at two vineyards in Paso Robles — J. Lohr Vineyards and Tablas Creek Vineyard — over a three-year period. The free field day, open to all agricultural professionals, is being co-hosted by Cal Poly and the Vineyard Team, an Atascadero-based organization dedicated to sustainable farming through research, education and grower-to-grower networking. J. Lohr Vineyards is located at 6169 Airport Road in Paso Robles. For more information about the event, visit www.vineyardteam.org/events.
Soil Science Team Wins Regional Competition
The Soil Judging Team won first place in the Regional 6 Collegiate Soil Judging Competition held Nov. 3 at Bartleson Ranch in Arroyo Grande. The competition, sponsored by the American Society of Agronomy and the Soil Science Society of America, challenges students to describe, classify and interpret soils in the field in a competitive setting using standards established by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Cal Poly will host the next phase of competition April 14-19, when 24 teams from across the country will attend the National Collegiate Soil Judging Competition. The Cal Poly team, comprised of nine students, took first place in group judging; first, second and third places in the individual competition; and first place overall. Forestry and natural resources major Braden Povah won first place overall in the individual competition. Senior environmental earth and soil sciences major Ryan Cunning took second place, and junior environmental management and protection major Blake Toney took third. Daniel Johnson, a faculty member in Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences, coached the team, and Professor Gordon Rees organized and oversaw the competition. Twenty-seven students from Cal Poly and three other universities — Fresno State, Chico State and Humboldt State — participated in the regional competition. Read more here.
Summer Undergraduate Research Program Symposium
The first College of Engineering Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) Symposium was held Nov. 2 to showcase the talents of CENG students and the expertise of CENG faculty. SURP engages undergraduate researchers in interdisciplinary hands-on project-based learning by fostering critical thinking, teamwork, communication and entrepreneurial skills. The symposium brought together 69 students and 33 faculty members who worked on 36 projects over the summer. Five top leaders from engineering industries and three department chairs joined Dean Amy Fleischer to judge the posters presented during the symposium. For more information on SURP, go to https://engineering.calpoly.edu/surp. The three top posters and their cash prizes included:
— First place ($1,000): Realtime Lift Simulation; students William Newey, Austin Quick and Sebastian Seibert von Fock; faculty mentor Christian Eckhardt.
— Second place ($750): Engineering Grand Challenge — IoT Cattle; students Nate Tjepkema, Rey Punao and Jaedo Han; faculty mentors Chris Lupo and Peter Livingston.
— Third place ($500): Design and Development of a Laboratory Single Axis PV Module Tracker; student Rory McDermott; faculty mentor Dale Dolan.
Cal Poly Society of Women Engineers Wins Awards
Outreach, diversity and partnership efforts initiated by the Cal Poly Society of Women Engineers were rewarded last month at the SWE18 conference in Minneapolis. The SWE won six awards during the event, billed as the largest conference for women engineers. The awards include: first place to Team Tech, a sub-group within SWE, for its Crew Overboard Alarm System project, sponsored by Lockheed Martin; the Boeing Company Multicultural Award; the Best Practice — Outreach Award; the Gold Section Collegiate Award; the Best Practice — Partnerships with Collegiate, Professionals, Industry and Academia Award; and the Best Practice — Public Policy Award.
Support CAFES Students by Purchasing Holiday Gift Boxes
With the holidays approaching, the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) has a variety of student-made products available in gift boxes, including cheese, wine, chocolate and meats. The Cal Poly Creamery has new cheeses and traditional favorites available in a variety of gift box arrangements at www.calpolycreamery.com. Find Cal Poly wine, cheese and chocolate holiday pairings at www.calpolywine.com. In addition, Cal Poly Meats is now selling holiday hams. To place your order, email email@example.com or call ext. 6-2198. Purchases support students in CAFES.
Concrete Canoe Team Hosts Fall Casting Day
The Concrete Canoe Team began its defense of its national title during the Nov. 10 fall practice Casting Day. The team hosted the event “to get volunteers familiar with the casting process, to get us familiar with working with volunteers, and to assess how the day runs so we’ll be able to anticipate and resolve any issues” when the race boat is cast in January to defend the team’s 2017 and 2018 national titles, said Project Manager Mason Breipohl, a mechanical engineering major. Last June, Cal Poly defeated 19 other teams of civil engineering college students who designed, built and raced concrete canoes to win the “America’s Cup of Civil Engineering” at the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 31st annual National Concrete Canoe Competition in San Diego. Cal Poly’s entry, Van Gogh, won the title and bragging rights. The team and members of Cal Poly’s ASCE student chapter spent the day creating and applying a special concrete mix to the nearly 20-foot-long mold. The formulation is applied by hand to create a hull that’s light and strong but no wider than a dime. “Concrete only has a short shelf life when you can work with it before it starts to harden,” Breipohl said. “Fresh batches are mixed up throughout the day and brought to the volunteers. All of those hands really is what gives us the opportunity to cast our canoe at such high quality.” The result is more than just a vessel that paddlers will practice in. The painstaking effort, the elbow grease, the attention to detail and the camaraderie — these students were not only building a boat; they were cementing friendships — in this case, literally.
Career Services Diversity Funding Committee Announces Fall Awards
The Diversity Funding Committee (DFC) has announced the recipients of funding for events related to diversity and inclusion during winter 2019. The DFC was established by Career Services and campus collaborators, with support from the Career Partners Program, to foster diversity and inclusion at Cal Poly. Each quarter, the DFC allocates funding to campus events to increase understanding of diversity and inclusion. The recipients are:
— Center for Health Research: Health Disparities Seminar Series.
— Center for Leadership: Student Leadership Institute.
— Center for Service in Action: Change the Status Quo: Social Justice Conference
University groups and departments can apply for funding to support campus events that increase understanding of, and appreciation for, diversity and inclusion. For more information, visit the DFC website.
Faculty and Staff Mixer To Be Held at Myron’s Nov. 15
Come to Myron’s Bistro from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, for a variety of New England sea food classics. The menu will offer clam chowder, linguine with clams, fish and chips, green bean salad and chocolate cream pie for dessert. Two glasses of beer or wine will also be included, all for only $5. There will also be a raffle for a chance to win lunch for two at Myron’s, which is located upstairs in the Dining Complex (No. 19) across from the Rec Center. For additional information, visit https://www.calpolydining.com/myrons/.
Make a Difference Month Community Service Fair To Be Held Nov. 27
As a way to wrap-up Make a Difference Month, the Center for Service in Action is hosting a community service fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, in UU Plaza. Several community partner agencies will be present to share how service can take shape for faculty, staff and students. Ever wanted to serve on a board of directors or just engage through meaningful service at a local nonprofit or governmental agency? Come by the community service fair to speak directly with representatives from organizations who are doing amazing work in San Luis Obispo County.
Fidelity Investments to Offer One-on-One Appointments and Presentation
The campus Fidelity Investments representative, Christel Whittier, will host individual appointments on Wednesday, Nov. 28, in Room 128G of the Administration Building (No. 1), and Thursday and Friday, Nov. 29-30, in Room 133 of the Administration Building. These appointments are available to all faculty and staff who have questions about retirement savings and investment options for those already enrolled in the 403(b) plan. Attendance is subject to supervisory approval and based on departmental operational needs. To schedule an in-person consultation, visit http://getguidance.fidelity.com.
Join the Provost for Wednesday Walks on Nov. 14 and 28
Make the most of the beautiful campus we work on, grab a colleague, and meet up with Provost Enz Finken for Wednesday Walks. Join the provost Wednesday, Nov. 14 and 28, at 12:10 p.m. to get your steps in, get to know the provost better and meet new people. The walk will take approximately 30 minutes at a moderate pace. Everyone is welcome and may join in at any point along the route. Rain or inclement weather will cancel the walk. Questions may be directed to the Office of the Provost at ext. 6-2186.
Nominations Sought for Outstanding Staff Award
Staff, faculty members, and department and division heads are encouraged to submit nominations for the Outstanding Staff Award. The deadline to submit a nomination for the 2018-19 award is Friday, 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 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.
Lunch and Learn with SavingsPlus and the Benefits and Employee Services Team Nov. 15
Stop by during lunch to learn more about the available 401(k) and 457 supplemental retirement plans offered by SavingsPlus. SavingsPlus representative Sherri Panttaja will be on campus Thursday, Nov. 15, to present the following workshops in the Administration Building (No. 1), Room 133:
— Noon to 1 p.m.: Enrolling into your SavingsPlus Plan/Basic Plan Information.
— 1 to 2 p.m.: Nearing Retirement (geared for those one to five years from retirement).
No pre-registration is necessary. Attendance is subject to supervisory approval and based on departmental operational needs. For additional information, visit https://afd.calpoly.edu/hr/.
Retired Faculty and Staff Club Luncheon to be Held Nov. 28 on Campus
The Retired Faculty and Staff Club, open to all Cal Poly retirees, will hold a luncheon and program featuring the university’s newest residence halls from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28. The luncheon will be held in the Performing Arts Center, followed by an optional tour of the new residence halls. The cost is $16, which includes lunch. Several reserved parking spots will be available in the Grand Avenue parking lot. These spots are intended for those who have challenges walking great distances. RSVP by Wednesday, Nov. 21, to Barbara Ciesielski at 805-543-7429 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the Cal Poly Retired Faculty and Staff Club, visit cpretirees.com. More detailed information about this luncheon is included in the fall 2018 newsletter at that site.
Join Cal Poly Volleyball for Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night on Nov. 16
As a sign of appreciation for everything faculty and staff members do for this university, Cal Poly Athletics is pleased to offer four free general admission tickets to the Cal Poly volleyball match on Friday, Nov. 16, as part of Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night. Cal Poly volleyball is nationally ranked and will be looking to clinch its second consecutive Big West Conference championship as the Mustangs take on UC Riverside at 7 p.m. in Mott Athletics Center. All faculty and staff can claim their free tickets by showing their Cal Poly ID at the Cal Poly Ticket Office or at the Mott Athletics Center box office on the night of the match. For more information or to purchase tickets to other volleyball matches, visit www.gopoly.com.
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.
'Disability Tapas' Offered Every Thursday
Disabilities come in many different forms and can vary greatly. Join the Disability Resource Center (DRC) for some snack-size information and interactive discussions on a variety of disability-related topics. Presentations are provided by the DRC and are geared toward faculty and staff. They will occur every Thursday at 11:10 a.m. in the Baker Center for Science and Mathematics (No. 180), Room 113 (or attend via Zoom: https://calpoly.zoom.us/j/519378172) on the following dates:
— Nov. 15: Access Needs for Students who are Blind/Low-Vision.
— Nov. 29: Access Needs for Students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing.
— Dec. 6: Getting Good Grades with Gadgets (meeting a variety of learning styles).
For more information contact Amy Gode, Disability Resource Center, at email@example.com.
Brock Center Offering Holiday Photo Sessions Through Nov. 18
The Brock Center for Agricultural Communication is offering holiday photo sessions for faculty and staff again this year. Now through Nov. 18, sessions are available Friday to Sunday at a rate of $75 for 45 minutes at Cuesta Park, 2400 Loomis St. in San Luis Obispo. Photo packages include 15 to 20 high-quality digital images provided on a thumb drive after your session. Visit bit.ly/brockfallphotos to sign up. Questions? Email BrockCtr@calpoly.edu.
RSVP by Nov. 28 for Cal Poly Women’s Club Annual Holiday Dinner
The Cal Poly Women's Club will hold its annual holiday dinner Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the San Luis Obispo Country Club. This year’s theme is “Aloha Holiday Spirit” and a local hula group will perform. In the spirit of Aloha, guests are encouraged to bring nonperishable food and toiletry items to be donated to the Cal Poly Food Pantry. Tickets are $40. For more information and to RSVP for the event by Nov. 28, contact Valerie Barboza at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the club website at https://womensclub.calpoly.edu.
Empathia Workshop Explores 'Happy (Affordable) Holidays' on Dec. 4
Does your usual holiday celebration focus on those aspects of the celebration that you feel are most important? Maybe a motivational boost during this holiday season in the form of a reminder of what truly is important may help. A Dec. 4 workshop includes content on setting realistic expectations, developing a budget, involving kids in the preparation as well as the celebration, establishing traditions, creating gift ideas and staying healthy. Join Employee and Organization Development for a webinar from Employee Assistance Provider — Empathia. Register here and come to the Cal Poly Police Training Room (Building 36, Room 105) from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4.
Learn How to Use 25Live at Upcoming Sessions Nov. 19 and Dec. 17
Are you planning an event and need to check location availability on campus? Do you schedule classes for your department and need to check classroom availability? Learn how you can use 25Live, the university’s space and event scheduling system. Each upcoming session will cover how to check location availability, view images of locations, find information on what technology is in a location, and give an overview on how to submit a Facilities and Event Request form. Sessions are offered at the following times in the Erhart Agriculture Building (No. 10), Room 124: Monday, Nov. 19, from 10 to 11 a.m.; and Monday, Dec. 17, from 2 to 3 p.m. Both sessions will cover the same content; signups are not required. Questions? Contact University Scheduling at ext. 6-5550 or email@example.com.
Linda Teeple is retiring from Cal Poly Corporation (CPC) on Nov. 30, after more than 18 years of service. Teeple joined CPC in 2000 as an accounts payable clerk and was promoted to accounts payable supervisor a year later. In June 2015, she was promoted again to accounting specialist, overseeing and managing the accounting for all Campus Programs, Student Enterprises and Agriculture Commercial Operations accounts. Throughout her career, Teeple became the go-to person for CPC accounting-related questions. She has been at the core of CPC accounting operations with involvement in technology upgrades, process improvements and organizational restructuring. She is a friend to all with whom she came in contact. Her enthusiasm, patience and perseverance were contagious and will be sorely missed.
Debbie (Arseneau) Dudley, associate registrar for the System Management Unit in the Office the Registrar, will retire Dec. 31 after 36 years of service (click here to read an extended biography). Dudley began her career in 1982 as the university class scheduler for Cal Poly, and she continued to manage campus class scheduling single-handedly for many years. Throughout her time, she oversaw transitions to different scheduling technologies and systems, even serving as the voice of “Capture,” a previous phone registration system (recognized in an amusing YouTube Video). Due to Dudley's scheduling expertise and personal dedication, she earned Cal Poly’s Outstanding Staff Award in 1988-89. In 2004, she served as Student Records’ Lead during the implementation of PeopleSoft. Her software expertise, extensive knowledge and work ethic earned her a promotion to associate registrar in 2006. Since then, she has continued to lead the office through a number of large-scale software implementations and upgrades. Dudley has also served an essential role in initiating other services like block registration for first-year students, online transcripts, PASS, PolyPlanner, and countless other vital projects. Dudley's contributions to Cal Poly are immeasurable, and the impact of her work and commitment is extensive. Join us in wishing Dudley a fond farewell from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in the Performing Arts Center Lobby. Light refreshments will be served.
Maureen Conner will retire at the end of December after 11 years and four months of distinguished service to Cal Poly and the College of Science and Mathematics. Conner served in five of the college’s eight departments before concluding her career as the personnel coordinator in the Dean’s Office, where her comprehensive knowledge of the departments and her tireless work ethic made a tremendous impact. Always willing to go the extra mile to help a colleague or student or ensure that a job was well done, Conner brought a deep dedication to her work and a generous heart to every interaction with students, staff and faculty. She also contributed to the university as a long-standing essential member of the organizing committee for the annual Service Awards. A retirement reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, in the fifth floor lobby of the Baker Center for Science and Mathematics (No. 180).
Joan Kennedy will retire on Dec. 31 after 34 years of service to Kennedy Library and Cal Poly. Kennedy has had a profound impact throughout her career, working in almost every department in Kennedy Library. In 1983, she earned an Master of Arts degree in education, counseling and guidance from Cal Poly and then started her career at Kennedy Library with positions in Learning Resources, Special Collections and University Archives, Circulation and Collection Management. In addition to her library work, Kennedy has had a major impact on our campus and across the CSU in her various roles in Chapter 316 of CSUEU, especially as chapter president since 2007. CSUEU Vice President Jeff Nadel said, “Joan has been key and instrumental on campus committees and labor relations, workplace and civility issues in leading and participating in such areas as diversity committees, the Cal Poly Equity Compensation Program, and campus climate surveys, to name a few.” President Armstrong said, “Joan has been a valued member of the Cal Poly family for many years, and her personal commitment and loyalty throughout her career have made our university a better place. It goes without saying that she will be missed by all who have benefited from knowing her and working alongside her. I personally will miss her honesty and energy, but I wish her all the best in a well-deserved retirement. I know Joan will continue to do great things, and would venture to guess that she will always remain Cal Poly Proud. We will do our best to follow her example and to continue to give her reason to be proud. Thanks, Joan, for all you've done for all of us." A reception will be held in Kennedy's honor from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, in Kennedy Library, Room 209.
James H. Maul died Oct. 11, 2018, in Santa Rosa. He was 91. He was born in Covina, where he met and married Beverly Wagner. He graduated from USC with a degree in architecture and began his “green” architecture in Southern California. Maul moved his family to Morro Bay. He taught architecture at Cal Poly and continued his successful and extensive environmental architecture with projects spanning throughout San Luis Obispo County. He spoke eloquently about respecting the environment and leaving the smallest imprint. He loved spending time with his wife, family and friends. He enjoyed lots of adventure, travel, pen-and-ink sketching, flying his plane and dedicating time to the environment and community. His wife, Beverly, preceded him in death on June 19, 2017. The couple is survived by six children, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A public celebration of life gathering for the couple will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Morro Bay Maritime Museum at 1210 Embarcadero St. in Morro Bay. For more information, contact Marty Maul at firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-292-7690.
Fundraising Efforts Underway for Injured Employee
Lilianne Tang, an employee from the Cross Cultural Centers, was severely injured Friday morning after she was struck by a car while walking in downtown San Luis Obispo. Tang received immediate care at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center and was then air-lifted to Fresno, where she is currently receiving medical care. Through her work as a social justice coordinator with the Cross Cultural Centers, Tang supports students and the university's diversity and inclusion efforts. Her family has set up a GoFundMe account to help cover her medical expenses. Click here to help.
International Education Week to be Held Nov. 12-16
Events will be held Monday through Friday, Nov. 12-16, for International Education Week, an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Click here to view the schedule of events.
Campus Dining Participates in International Education Week Across Cal Poly
Campus Dining is taking your taste buds on a world tour during International Education Week, a five-day event bringing delicious foods from around the globe to Cal Poly. From Nov. 12–16, 805 Kitchen will transform all five stations to feature new and unique options such as Spanish tapas, falafel, chicken tikka masala and more. Mustang Station will present a Tuscany pizza, including focaccia bread, tomato, green olive, roasted garlic, fresh basil and mozzarella cheese. 805 Kitchen, Bishop Craft Burgers and Campus Market will offer a Greek burger with lettuce, tomato, red onion, cucumber and feta spread. Additionally, the salad bars located in 805 Kitchen, The Avenue and Campus Market will provide an African Sweet Potato Salad and a build your own Greek salad, with toppings of black olive, red onion, cucumber, tomato, feta cheese and lemon oregano dressing. Canyon Café will offer ham, béchamel sauce and Guyenne cheese, and Student Choice in The Avenue will lastly supply various Thai foods. Visit any of these campus restaurants to see what International Education Week brings to the table.
Student Media Seeking Nominations for the 2018 Mustang Newsmaker
Do you know someone who has impacted Cal Poly’s community and deserves to be recognized? If so, Mustang News encourages you to nominate students, faculty, staff or community members for this year’s Mustang Newsmaker. The 2018 Mustang Newsmaker is a new campaign launched by Mustang News in search of the most prominent “newsmakers” associated with Cal Poly. A newsmaker is someone who has made a significant impact on one or more aspects of the community. This is a great way to recognize individuals or groups who have interacted with the community, for better or for ill. Nominations take only a few minutes through a short online nomination form available at http://mustangnews.net/mustang-news-newsmaker-of-the-year/. The nomination deadline is Friday, Nov. 16.
California Cybersecurity Institute Seeking Student Papers for Cybersecurity Case Library
The California Cybersecurity Institute is accepting student papers through the end of fall quarter on cybersecurity issues for its next case library. The CCI is seeking faculty and staff who may know of students who have an interest in being part of an interdisciplinary team to write a paper on cybersecurity. Faculty and staff are encouraged to share with students the opportunity to be part of the Cybersecurity Case Library. Last year's journal can be found at bit.ly/CCI-CSL. The CCI is a novel partnership among academia, industry and government to help California better protect its citizens. As an extension of Cal Poly’s Cybersecurity Center, the CCI aims to educate the next generation cyber workforce and provide faculty and students with a new, hands-on research and learning environment. For more information, contact Danielle Borrelli at email@example.com or AnnMarie Cornejo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Build a Better Dining Experience and Win Prizes
Campus Dining is looking to create a better dining experience and is looking for feedback from the campus community. Creating an eclectic, on-trend dining experience is a job that takes near constant tweaking and research, and this annual fall survey is a big part of that process. Each participant who completes the survey, which takes roughly eight minutes, will be entered into a sweepstakes to win one of three prizes: a pair of Apple AirPods, a Gotrax GXL Electric Scooter or a Cal Poly Cornhole Game. Each fall Campus Dining seeks feedback from students, faculty and staff as it works to improve the customer experience, and to develop more innovative ways to deliver its products and serve the campus. The survey is open from Nov. 8-21, and can be accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JMGSCRC.
Cooking in the Canyon Offers Weekly Cooking Lessons to Campus Community
Everyone has to eat, so why not eat well? Campus Dining and University Housing are offering two culinary classes per week open to all students, faculty and staff. Every Tuesday from 5 to 6 p.m. and Thursday from noon to 1 p.m., a Campus Dining chef will teach participants how to make simple, delicious and healthful meals using recipes with unique themes like healthy fats, plant based, sustainable, farmers market and more. These hour-long sessions will offer helpful culinary tips and tricks to those of all experience levels. Learn how to make your own homemade mayonnaise, or even how to roast the perfect turkey just in time for Thanksgiving. Reserve a spot by filling in the form at https://www.calpolydining.com/cooking-in-the-canyon/. Class sizes are limited to 14 participants.
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.
Religious Studies to Host Scientology Talk Nov. 14
The religious studies minor is hosting the first in a series of conversations with local religious leaders from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Baker Center for Science and Mathematics (No. 180), Room 102. In this talk, religious studies Professor Stephen Lloyd-Moffett will interview Debbie Cragen, the president of Scientology of Santa Barbara. The audience will have a chance to ask questions after the interview. For more information, contact Stephen Lloyd-Moffett at email@example.com.
Cal Poly’s University Art Gallery to present ‘New Nature’ Nov. 15-Dec. 7
The University Art Gallery will present “New Nature,” a one-take, 24-hour-long video that captures a day and a night in the life of a wild place, by artist Mark Tribe to run Thursday, Nov. 15, to Friday, Dec. 7. Shot in a single take on a stationary digital cinema camera, these pictures of Balsam Lake Mountain Wild Forest in New York are meant to be exhibited on large ultra-high-definition screens with immersive sound systems. The gallery, located on the ground floor of the Dexter Building (No. 34), is free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Tribe will also give a talk about his work at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, in Room 149 of the Dexter Building. A reception will follow at 6 p.m. in the gallery. Tribe is interested in the traditions of Western landscape painting and photography, and how they are reflections of the ideologies that were prevalent in the societies that produced them. If, for example, the paintings of the Hudson River School and the frontier photographs of Carlton Watkins and his peers are expressions of the idea of manifest destiny, what kinds of landscape images might flow from the ideology of environmentalism in an age of climate change and mass extinction?
Public Lecture on ‘Archaeology of Warfare’ To Be Held Nov. 15
James E. Snead, anthropology professor at CSU Northridge, will present “The Archaeology of Warfare: Discoveries at Burnt Corn Pueblo, New Mexico” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Spanos Theatre. Warfare is a central factor of human history, and archaeology provides critical insight into understanding the causes, manifestations and outcomes of conflict. But interpreting physical evidence presents a significant challenge. Does evidence for burning suggest an accident — or deliberate destruction? Are artifacts weapons or hunting implements? Are walls defensive or symbolic? Burnt Corn Pueblo, located in northern New Mexico, provides a distinctive opportunity for the archaeology of war. A small village established toward the end of the 1200s, it was destroyed by fire within a generation. This free lecture in recognition of Archaeology Month is sponsored by the Social Sciences Department, History Department, Political Science Department, College of Liberal Arts and the California Lottery Fund. For more information, call ext. 6-2752.
Movement Arts Collective Presents 'Seasons End' at the PAC on Nov. 17
Movement Arts Collective presents "Seasons End" at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, in Spanos Theatre. From classical to contemporary and beyond, watch dance that moves, thrills and unites. "Seasons End" explores nature’s cycles with themes of togetherness, isolation, mourning and rebirth set to a rousing and emotive re-composition of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Tickets range from $20-$35 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.
Celebrating the Central Coast with SLO Master Chorale at the PAC Nov. 17-18
SLO Master Chorale presents "A Coastal Awakening" weekend with concerts on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17-18, in Harold Miossi Hall. On Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m., "Coastal Awakening: Treasures of the Central Coast," honors our treasured Central Coast musical heritage with works by Mozart, Russell and Harrison, violin artistry of Brynn Albanese and features “Old Granddad,” an American Gamelan. On Nov. 18 at 3 p.m., Eva Soltes begins the afternoon with a fascinating presentation about Lou Harrison, his life, music, philosophy and ties to the Central Coast. Next, Brynn Albanese and the San Luis Obispo Master Chorale Gamelan Ensemble are featured in one of Harrison’s most engaging works. Tickets are $15-$40 for the Nov. 17 show and $7-$15 for Nov. 18. 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.
MET Live in HD: 'Samson et Dalila' Comes to the PAC Nov. 18
The Metropolitan Opera’s "Samson et Dalila" is screened live in HD at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, in Harold Miossi Hall presented by Cal Poly Arts and Opera SLO. Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila stars Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna in the title roles, Laurent Naouri co-stars as the High Priest, with Elchin Azizov as the Philistine King Abimélech and Dmitry Belosselskiy as the Old Hebrew. Darko Tresnjak, the Tony Award–winning director of "A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder," makes his Met debut directing the first new Met production of the opera in 20 years. Sir Mark Elder conducts. Tickets are $22 for adults and $12 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.
The Power of Privilege (Recorded TED Talk) to be Shown Nov. 29
Employee and Organization Development will lead a Nov. 29 discussion about “The Power of Privilege,” a TED Talk by Tiffany Jana, co-author of “Overcoming Bias: Building Authentic Relationships Across Differences,” and co-founder of the diversity and inclusion management consulting firm TMI Consulting Inc. The talk helps attendees understand what it means to talk about privilege and what can be done with that power. Jana, in her candid TED Talk, shares that people are not powerless against unconscious biases and can use privilege for good. This Learning Circle occurs from 12:10 to 1 p.m. Join in and watch the recorded TED Talk, then engage in open sharing, exploration and discourse. Register here.
Bandfest Concert with Cal Poly’s New Director of Bands Set for Nov. 30
Nearly 300 students will perform at the annual Bandfest at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, in the Performing Arts Center. The show will feature the Cal Poly Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble in an evening of works ranging from the sensitive to the powerful. The concert will begin with Jack Stamp’s “Gavorkna Fanfare.” Other works on the program include José Rafael Pascual-Vilaplana’s “Sit de Plata,” and Percy Grainger’s “Colonial Song.” The Cal Poly Chamber Winds will present Gordon Jacob’s setting of English folk songs, “Old Wine in New Bottles.” “As we launch this season’s Cal Poly Bands series, we begin an exploration of how the wind band can be used to express a cultural ‘voice,’” said Christopher J. Woodruff, Cal Poly’s new director of bands. “The big piece for the Wind Ensemble is a marvelous multi-movement take on Cajun song and dance by Frank Ticheli.” The Mustang Band will conclude the concert with arrangements the group is performing at this fall’s football games in Alex G. Spanos Stadium. 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 to Present Second Annual ‘Holiday Kaleidoscope’ Dec. 1
The Cal Poly Choirs will present the second annual “Holiday Kaleidoscope” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, in the Performing Arts Center. Cal Poly’s PolyPhonics, the University Singers and Chamber Choir will be joined on the concert by three local high school choirs: Cabrillo (Lompoc), Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo. Additional special guests will be featured, including string and brass players, a guest speaker and something especially for children in the audience. The Cal Poly Choirs will perform works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Dieterich Buxtehude, Herbert Howells, Ēriks Ešenvalds and others, as well as various arrangements of popular carols and seasonal tunes. The combined forces of the university and high school choirs will perform Daniel Pinkham’s exciting “Christmas Cantata” for brass ensemble, organ and choir. Audience members can participate in a carol sing-along, and enjoy fun-spirited “cameo” pieces. Cal Poly staff member Paul Woodring will accompany the choirs on piano and organ. Jennifer Peterson conducts the Cabrillo High School choir, Holly Banfield conducts the Morro Bay High School choir, and David Alm conducts the San Luis Obispo High School choir. Scott Glysson is Cal Poly’s director of choral activities. 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.
Arab Music Ensemble to Feature Armenian Ensemble Dec. 1
The Arab Music Ensemble and Chookasian Folk Music Ensemble will perform a program of works from the Eastern Mediterranean and larger region at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, in the Spanos Theatre. The Arab Music Ensemble will begin the program. The ensemble is a multi-instrumental orchestra and choir with vocal and instrumental soloists. Its membership represents a wide range of majors on campus and professions off campus. San Luis Obispo dance director Jenna Mitchell will lead the ensemble’s dance troupe in original choreographies that dialogue with the music. Samuel Shalhoub is acting director of the Arab Music Ensemble for the 2018-19 season while its regular director, Ken Habib, is on sabbatical. Shalhoub has been a long-time participant in the group and is also a lecturer in the Liberal Studies Department. The second half of the program will feature a special guest presentation by the Chookasian Folk Music Ensemble (pictured), in a performance of traditional and contemporary Armenian music. Based in Fresno, the group is led by John Chookasian, who was born in New York to immigrant parents from Sebastia, in historic Western Armenia. 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 Symphony Opens Season with ‘The Symphony Dances’ Dec. 2
The Cal Poly Symphony will explore the rhythm and vibrancy of dance across the historical spectrum in its Fall Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, in the Performing Arts Center. The first half of the program features Ottorino Respighi’s “Ancient Airs and Dances,” a 20th-century reworking of 16th-century lute music; Claude Debussy’s sensuous “Sarabande,” orchestrated by Maurice Ravel; and John Adams’ “The Chairman Dances.” “This stylistically varied set of works spans a huge amount of history,” said David Arrivée, who will conduct the performance. “This music allows the orchestra to tackle everything from the Galliard, a Renaissance dance found in the Respighi, to John Adams’ pulsing, minimalist take on a Foxtrot.” The second half of the program will feature two guest artists: harpist Marcia Dickstein, and flutist Suzanne Duffy. Dickstein will perform Claude Debussy’s “Dances sacrée et profane” (“Sacred and Profane Dances”), a showpiece work commissioned to display the capabilities of the newly invented chromatic harp. Duffy will then join Dickstein to perform Howard Hanson’s “Serenade for Solo Flute, Harp and String Orchestra.” The concert will conclude with Arturo Márquez’ energetic Latin dance, “Danzón No. 2.” 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.
Career Retrospective 'Pilgrim’s Process: The Poetry of Michael Hannon' Runs Through March 29
Special Collections and Archives in Kennedy Library presents more than five decades of creative output by the California-born, Los Osos-based poet Michael Hannon. "Pilgrim's Process" celebrates Hannon’s craft and reveals the processes of writing, rewriting, interpreting, collaborating and making that have resulted in numerous limited-edition books, chapbooks and broadsides. Generous loans from the archives of the poet and his closest collaborators enrich the exhibit, which is punctuated by poetry-infused sculpture, mail art, and altered objects. In addition to original manuscripts, letters and notebooks, the exhibit displays a generous selection of journals, magazines, annuals and trade publications. Highlights include detailed explorations of key works such as "Burn Down the Zendo" (Ninja Press), "The Sea Gazer" (Turkey Press), "Seeking the Open Heart" (Simplemente Maria Press), "Pilgrim's Process" (Hoopsnake Press), and "The Color of Smoke" (El Moro Press and Blue Earth Press). A reading by Hannon filmed at Sweet Springs Nature Preserve in Los Osos is also featured. Special Collections and Archives is located on the fourth floor of Kennedy Library (No. 35). Hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Artwork from "Pilgrim’s Process" used with permission from William T. Wiley.)
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Upcoming Events @ Home
Friday, Nov. 16
Women’s Volleyball vs. UC Riverside, Mott Athletics Center, 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 23
Women’s Basketball vs. Illinois, Mott Athletics Center, 2 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 24
Women’s Basketball vs. Pepperdine, Mott Athletics Center, 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 28
Women’s Basketball vs. Eastern Washington, Mott Athletics Center, 11 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 1
Women’s Basketball vs. Saint Mary’s, Mott Athletics Center, 2 p.m.
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.
#105102 — Analyst/Programmer (Analyst/Programmer — Career), ITS — Enterprise Application Services. Up to two positions available. $4,372-$10,478 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $6,667 to $8,333 per month.) Open until filled.
#105103 — Maintenance Mechanic (Facilities Maintenance Mechanic), Administration and Finances — Facilities — Engineering Services. $5,207-$6,654 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $5,207-$5,569 per month.) Open until filled.
#105061 — Project Manager (Administrator II), Administration and Finance — Facilities Planning and Capital Projects. Two positions available. Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected. Open until filled. Review begins Dec. 6.
#105100 — Administrative Support Coordinator (Administrative Support Coordinator II), Academic Affairs — College of Engineering — Biomedical Engineering. $3,115-$5,475 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $3,600-$4,200 per month.) Open until filled.
#105097 — Academic Senate Office Coordinator (Administrative Support Coordinator II), Academic Affairs — Academic Senate. $3,115-$5,475 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $3,600-$4,200 per month.) Open until filled.
#105098 — Data Analyst (Administrative Analyst/Specialist — Non-Exempt), Academic Affairs — Admissions. $3,288-$6,162 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $5,000-$5,417 per month.) Open until filled.
#105088 — Coordinator, Clubs and Organizations (Student Services Professional II), Student Affairs — Dean of Students. $4,179-$5,942 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $4,179-$4,300 per month.) Open until filled.
#105089 — Fraternity and Sorority Leadership and Assessment Coordinator (Student Services Professional II). Student Affairs — Dean of Students. $4,179-$5,942 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $4,179-$4,300 per month). Open until filled.
#105090 — Fraternity and Sorority Equity and Inclusion Coordinator (Student Services Professional II), Student Affairs — Dean of Students. $4,179-$5,942 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $4,179-$4,300 per month.) Open until filled.
#104655 — On-Call Parking Officer (Pool Position) (Parking Officer I), Administration and Finance — University Police Department. Temporary, on-call, one year with possible extension. $15-$25.21 per hour. Open until filled.
#105084 — Nurse Practitioner — Per Diem, Student Affairs — Campus Health and Wellbeing — Health Services. $19.92-$82.39 per hour. (Anticipated hiring range: $50-$60 per hour.) Hours will vary. Applicant must be able to work Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. as needed. Open until filled. Review begins Nov. 19.
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.
#105004 — Full Time Lecturer, Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering. 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.
Associate Executive Director, CPC Administration. Salary commensurate with experience.
Executive Chef, Campus Dining, $60,902-$91,374 per year.
Unit Manager, Campus Dining, $19.09-$28.64 per hour.
Retail and Grill Cook, Campus Dining, $14-$18.68 per hour.
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.
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