Cal Poly Report — Nov. 7, 2018 

Please note: Cal Poly Report will be published on Nov. 21 during the academic holiday week.


Diversity Specialist Kimberly McLaughlin-Smith Returns to Campus Nov. 8

Kimberly McLaughlin-SmithCal Poly will welcome Kimberly McLaughlin-Smith, a diversity specialist at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, back to campus Thursday, Nov. 8, to lead further conversations around diversity, inclusion, community-building and allyship. Students, staff, faculty and the San Luis Obispo community are invited to attend an event from 8:30 to 11 a.m. titled “Allyship: Making it Work on Your Campus and In Our Community.” McLaughlin-Smith will provide a guide to lasting allyship — being willing to use your privilege to take on the task of fighting and speaking up for those who have experienced oppression — through empathetic listening and learning useful to everyone in an inclusive climate. Later that day, she’ll lead a student-focused event from 5-7 p.m. in the PAC Pavilion. Spoken word poetry will lead the way to open dialog between students of various backgrounds. All Cal Poly students are welcome to attend. Visit for more information about diversity and inclusion at Cal Poly.

Upward Bound Program Awarded Department of Education Grant

Cal Poly’s Upward Bound recently received a $39,988 grant from the Department of Education that will help develop problem-based math curricula for its annual Summer Academy program. The program successfully applied for the grant in partnership with Chance Hoellwarth, director of the Center for Engineering, Science and Mathematics Education (CESAME). Upward Bound is a federally funded program that provides academic support for low-income, first-generation high school students planning to attend college. Its annual Summer Academy program is a six-week residential experience for local college-bound high school students that features tutoring, career advisement, academic programming, and cultural and recreational activities. For more information about Upward Bound, visit For additional information on CESAME, visit

yakʔitʸutʸu Grand Opening Celebration To Be Held Nov. 8

an aerial view of the ytt projectCal Poly will celebrate the grand opening of the yakʔitʸutʸu housing community on Thursday, Nov. 8, with a host of activities and cultural programs for the campus community. The university’s celebration will kick off at 2 p.m. with tours of buildings and the community’s unique landscaping features, followed by a 3 p.m. dedication ceremony. There will also be educational booths, native foods and music. RSVP here. Named in honor of the indigenous peoples of San Luis Obispo County, the Northern Chumash, yakʔitʸutʸu opened in September and features seven buildings that collectively house 1,475 first-year students. Located at the Grand Avenue entrance to campus, the LEED-designed community includes a roof-mounted 1.1 megawatt solar system, a campus welcome center, open space with native plants, study and community rooms, laundry facilities, office and workspace, among other amenities.To learn more about yakʔitʸutʸu, visit To see a video of the project visit

Cal Poly Announces $100,000 Grant from Silicon Valley Foundation to Help Fund Research and Training at California Cybersecurity Institute

A $100,000 grant from the Silicon Valley Foundation will help the California Cybersecurity Institute (CCI) protect critical infrastructures with multiple initiatives, beginning with a hackathon, held Nov. 3-4, focused on the “internet of things.” The grant, received at the recommendation of Cisco Systems Inc., through its Advanced Security Research Program, will help the CCI promote cybersecurity for both private and public infrastructure. Critical infrastructure, deemed vital to the United States’ economic well-being, health and security, includes sectors in financial services, government facilities, healthcare and agriculture, among others. The grant will allow the CCI to perform research toward infrastructure protection in conjunction with private industry, academia and public entities, including policy makers. “This grant is focused on synergizing these three pieces, so we can have actionable solutions to our cyber vulnerabilities on critical infrastructure,” said CCI Program Director Martin Minnich. CCI represents a multi-agency effort to protect California through enhanced cybercrime forensics and statewide tactical response training. The CCI consists of three buildings, including a forensics lab, a training and operations center and a digital range for cyber research and scenario-based training. An extension of Cal Poly’s experiential learning environment, the CCI also serves as an extended Learn by Doing space for Cal Poly students, who can explore live immersion training with new cyber technologies while training and testing tactics alongside law enforcement professionals and cyber forensics experts. Learn more here.

Help Build a Better Dining Experience and Win Prizes

 an airpod, a cornhole game, and a scooter.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

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Student Success

Cal Poly ROTC Advances to Western Regional Competition

Photo of the Cal Poly ROTC team.The Cal Poly ROTC took first place at the regional 2018 Ranger Challenge at Camp San Luis Obispo on Oct. 27-28, advancing the cadets to the next competition at Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Seattle in January to compete against the University of Hawaii and the University of Montana. This is the first time in six years that the Cal Poly ROTC team has advanced to the next stage of the competition. “The amount of effort put forth by the cadets this year has been incredible, and the results bear testimony to their mental and physical toughness,” said Capt. Dominic Senteno, the team’s cadre advisor. In January, Cal Poly cadets will compete against the winning ROTC programs that triumphed over all other schools with programs in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Guam, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. The winner of that event will advance to the Sandhurst national competition at West Point in April. Cal Poly ROTC hosted the regional 2018 Ranger Challenge at Camp San Luis Obispo. This event is physically and mentally demanding, focusing on the tasks that cadets will need during their careers as Army officers. The mission is to challenge cadets’ mental and physical toughness and to develop leadership while fostering teamwork and esprit-de-corps. Teams participated in graded and timed events. Read more here.

University Honors Program Takes First Place in Newsletter Contest 

This month the University Honors Program tied for first place for its submissions to the 2018 National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) Publications Board Newsletter Contest. The NCHC recognized Cal Poly in the Student Electronic category, which included 27 entries from across the U.S. The program is proud of its student assistant team and the work they’ve done over the past several years to improve the newsletter and develop a stronger Honors community. The program's quarterly newsletters highlight student and faculty successes, reflect on past events, and celebrate the program's most recent projects within the campus, local and global communities. Campus community members are invited to explore the spring 2018 edition of the newsletter and learn more about this growing program. Special thanks to contributing authors as well as our newsletter editors; Honors students Cody Capella, an art and design major; and philosophy major Amber Miller. To learn more about Honors Program, email honors@calpoly.eduRead the newsletter here.


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Faculty & Staff

CIE Welcomes Three Professors to the Faculty Fellows Program

The new 2018-19 CIE Faculty Fellows, from left to right, are Bo Liu, Michael Whitt and Erik Sapper.The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) has named three professors to its multidisciplinary cohort of Faculty Fellows, a program that is helping build the entrepreneurship culture at Cal Poly. Three of Cal Poly’s six colleges are represented in this new group of fellows: Bo Liu of the BioResource and Agricultural Engineering Department in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; Erik Sapper of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department in the College of Science and Mathematics; and Michael Whitt of the Biomedical Engineering Department in the College of Engineering. These new CIE Faculty Fellows become part of an interdisciplinary community that is committed to inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs. They join a contingent of 18 other Faculty Fellows all working to raise awareness for the center’s programs and provide guidance to students and faculty with an interest in innovation and entrepreneurship. Liu believes CIE programs embody Cal Poly Learn by Doing philosophy, and he hopes to provide an opportunity for ideas that sprout in university classrooms to be nurtured and converted into action. Likewise, Whitt said he will focus on helping students transform problems into solutions that also have commercial potential. Sapper is integrating entrepreneurial thinking into the courses he teaches and will focus on empowering undergraduates and master’s degree chemists to create innovative companies. Read more here.

Cal Poly Corporation Presents at National Conference on Work Done to Engage Gen Z Students on Campus

Photo from the Digital Transformation slideshow.Work done to engage Gen Z students on campus was the main focus of a presentation recently given by Cal Poly Corporation staff at a national conference. Corporation Marketing and Communications Director Ellen Curtis and Director of Business and Finance Dan Banfield recently presented at the national C3X Annual Conference and Expo in Orlando, Florida. Hosted by the National Association of College Auxiliary Services, C3X brings leaders from more than 700 higher education institutions and 200 business partners together to collaborate, share and develop campus solutions. Curtis and Banfield presented on the cutting-edge ideas and constructive update work that is being implemented at Cal Poly to specifically engage Gen Z, the current generation studying on or attending college campuses. Their discussion focused on digital transformation and its role in re-engineering marketing and communications for student success at universities.

Map of the route for Wednesday Walks with the provost.

Join the Provost for Wednesday Walks on Nov. 7, 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. 7, 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.

Photo taken of the Black Faculty and Staff Association during Black Legacy Weekend.Faculty and Staff Invited to Black Faculty and Staff Association's Nov. 7 Meeting

Cal Poly's Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA) is pleased to invite interested faculty and staff to its next meeting from 12:10 to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in UU 216. The association’s vision, mission and events are available on the BFSA website. Questions? Contact co-chairs Bryan Hubain at and Camille O’Bryant at

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 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 or AnnMarie Cornejo at

Faculty/Staff Invited to Disability Faculty Staff Association Working Social on Nov. 8

The new Disability Faculty Staff Association will host a working social from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in UU 219. Faculty and staff are invited to meet colleagues with disabilities and allies, and provide input on the group’s future programming, goals and events. To sign up for the Disability Faculty Staff Association, visit the faculty-staff associations webpage.

'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: on the following dates:
— Nov. 8: Getting Good Grades with Gadgets (meeting a variety of learning styles).
— 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

Join Cal Poly Volleyball for Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night on Nov. 16

The Cal Poly volleyball team a game.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

Brock Center Offering Holiday Photo Sessions Through Nov. 18

Photo of Jamie Patton, Cal Poly's assistant vice president for Student Affairs — Diversity and Inclusion, with his daughters.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 to sign up. Questions? Email

International Center Seeks Volunteers to Host Local Activities for International Students

A host family and student stand on Avila Beach pierThe International Center is seeking faculty and staff for the International Poly Hosts Program. Volunteers agree to host international students for short, cross-cultural day visits that include such activities as an informal dinner at a host's home, beach trips, meeting for coffee, or celebrating holidays/family occasions. The program helps international students experience the community outside an academic setting. Poly Hosts gain a deeper understanding of other cultures while sharing their own. Questions? Refer to the application to learn more and to apply.

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

First Year Success Program Seeks Coaches; Training Session set for Dec. 10

16 Mustang Success Center staff membersThe Mustang Success Center is seeking coaches for the First Year Success Program, an academic workshop for first-year students on academic probation for the first time. Volunteers need to attend a training session from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Dec.10. Commitments for the program include leading a breakout session of four to six students during one of the upcoming workshops in January, holding a follow-up meeting with each student in the group and serving as a resource throughout the winter quarter if a student in the group any help or guidance. Three two-hour workshops for affected students will be held at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11. Find the overview of coaching duties on the Mustang Success Center website.

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 For more information on the Cal Poly Retired Faculty and Staff Club, visit More detailed information about this luncheon is included in the fall 2018 newsletter at that site.

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Joan KennedyJoan 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.

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Campus Announcements

Cooking in the Canyon Offers Weekly Cooking Lessons to Campus Community

Photo of a Campus Dining chef cooking at Canyon Cafe.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 Class sizes are limited to 14 participants.

Fall Craft Sale Continues Through Nov. 7

Photo of jewelry and other items for sale at a craft saleThe ASI Craft Center is hosting the Fall Craft Sale through Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the University Union Plaza. Handmade items from students and local vendors will be available for purchase, including jewelry, art, crafts and more. The sale is the perfect time to shop for holiday gifts while supporting students and local artists. For more information, contact ASI Programs Coordinator Missi Allison-Bullock at or ext. 6-6342.


International Education Week to be Held Nov. 12-16

Graphic for International Education Week November 12-16, 2018Events 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.


Support CAFES Students by Purchasing Holiday Gift Boxes

Photo of Cal Poly cheese and wine with caption reading Order Your 2018 Holiday Gift Boxes now! Local. Handmade. Learn by Doing.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 Find Cal Poly wine, cheese and chocolate holiday pairings at In addition, Cal Poly Meats is now selling holiday hams. To place your order, email or call ext. 6-2198. Purchases support students in CAFES. 

Center for Service in Action Launches Make-a-Difference Month in November

Cal Poly Make a Difference Month logoThe Center for Service in Action is designating the month of November as Make a Difference Month. In response to increased demand, the center is extending Make a Difference Day — its traditional day of service — into a month-long service event to connect even more local organizations with community members seeking meaningful service opportunities. In 2017, the program partnered with 18 organizations to log more than 2,800 community service hours by 700 volunteers during Make a Difference Day. The center is actively seeking to partner with San Luis Obispo County organizations and Cal Poly faculty and staff who may be interested in community service opportunities during Make a Difference Month. For more information or to sign up for a community service opportunity, visit


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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.


Theatre and Dance Department to Present ‘Trust Fall’ Nov. 8-10

Two actors in a promotional shot for Theatre and Dance Department's fall production of "Trust Fall."The Theatre and Dance Department’s fall production, “Trust Fall,” is an original play written by Cal Poly Professor Al Schnupp. Performances, held in Spanos Theatre on campus, are at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 8-10. Schnupp’s “Trust Fall” is the classic story of Daedalus and Icarus, retold in a bold, twisted, contemporary style with a cast of eccentric characters. Daedalus is a gifted sculptor and celebrated inventor who designed the labyrinth. The adventures of Daedalus lead to imprisonment, a misguided escape and life as a fugitive. The play is a comic saga about a man who creates problems that others must solve. It is also a heartfelt tribute to a trusting son, Icarus, who loses his life as a result of the misguided instructions of his father. “Trust Fall” is performed with four puppet interludes, which illustrate the nighttime adventures of chickens as imagined by Icarus, an episode from the life of Medea, a toy mechanical machine that Daedalus is building for his son, and a mad king searching frantically for his enemy. Tickets are available through the Performing Arts Ticket Office from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. To order by phone, call 805-SLO-4TIX (805-756-4849). Learn more here.

Poly Sci Alum Tim Humphreys to Discuss 'Leveraging your Liberal Arts Degree’ on Nov. 9

Tim Humphreys head shotTim Humphreys, a Cal Poly political science graduate (class of 1972) and this year’s College of Liberal Arts’ honored alumnus, will discuss “Leveraging Your Liberal Arts Degree” with political science Professor Chris Den Hartog at 1:40 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in the Baker Center (No. 180), Room 102. Humphreys will talk about how he applied Learn by Doing to launch his own consulting firm, Trident Services. Founded in 1978, the company is a nationally recognized operating systems software development and services firm. Humphreys will discuss how his political science degree helped him build invaluable client relationships. Refreshments and a Q&A will follow. For more information, contact Humphreys will be celebrated with eight other honorees at the annual Honored Alumni Dinner and Awards Presentation later that day at Chumash Auditorium.

Guest Flutist to Present Lecture-Recital on ‘Suppressed Music’ on Nov. 9

Suzanne SnizekSuzanne Snizek, flutist and associate professor of music at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada, will present a lecture-recital from 10:10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in Room 218 in the Davidson Music Center (No. 45). Titled “Suppressed Music,” the presentation will cover a sampling of composers who have been threatened, imprisoned, killed and/or had their work denied performance by governments for political or religious reasons. Because of this, the composers have remained largely unknown. The program will primarily draw from the periods of World War I and World War II. Snizek’s innovative research on the topic has been published by Routledge in New York; Böhlau Verlag in Vienna; Armand Colin in Paris; and World ORT, the world’s largest Jewish education and vocational training non-governmental organization. The lecture-recital is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Music Department. For more information, visit the Music Department calendar website or call ext. 6-2406. 

SLO Symphony to Perform Second Concert, 'The American Masters,' at the PAC Nov. 10

Photo of a conductor of SLO SymphonySLO Symphony performs its second concert of the season, "The American Masters," at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, in Miossi Hall presented by SLO Symphony. The performance features Copland’s "El Salón México," Barber’s "Violin Concerto," Daugherty’s "Strut for String Orchestra" and Bernstein’s "Suite from On the Waterfront." Featured artist will be violinist Livia Sohn. Tickets range from $20-$87 and can be purchased at the Cal Poly Ticket Office from noon to 6 p.m., or by calling ext. 6-4849, or going online to the PAC website.

Estas Tonne Comes to the PAC on Nov. 11

Estas TonneEstas Tonne will perform his "The Breath of Sound World Tour" at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, in Miossi Hall presented by World Music Events. As a modern-day troubadour, Tonne travels to countless places and finds himself in several cultural references without identifying himself with a single nation or country. Rather, he identifies with the cultural richness of the world. His music is, therefore, a reflection of a classical structure, technique of Flamenco, roots of Gypsy, characteristics of Latin and electronic soundscapes. The upcoming The Breath of Sound tour reaches the followers of bold guitar music and unique art and culture, as well as spiritual well-being. Tickets range from $35-$79 and can be purchased at the Cal Poly Ticket Office from noon to 6 p.m., or by calling ext. 6-4849, or by going online to the PAC website.

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

National Geographic Live — Photography without Borders with Annie Griffiths on Nov. 14

Poster showing Annie Gririths holding a cameraAnnie Griffiths, one of National Geographic magazine’s most celebrated photographers, will share images and stories from a globetrotting career that has taken her to Bedouin campfires, meeting Argentinian horse whisperers, and falling in with English county gentlemen staging a beauty pageant for rodents from 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Performing Arts Center. Special discounted tickets — $15 for faculty/staff and guests only — can be purchased online here. Enter promo code “CPIC.” A limited quantity is available. Student tickets are already sold at the discounted rate. This program is presented in association with National Geographic Live, bringing the National Geographic experience to global audiences, while celebrating the power of science, exploration and storytelling to change our world.

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.

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

Wednesday, Nov. 7
Men’s Basketball vs. Menlo, Mott Athletics Center, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 10
Wrestling vs. Cal Baptist, Mott Athletics Center, 1 p.m.
Football vs. Idaho State, Spanos Stadium, 4:05 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 16
Women’s Volleyball vs. UC Riverside, Mott Athletics Center, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 17
Football vs. Southern Utah, Spanos Stadium, 4:05 p.m.
Women’s Volleyball vs. Cal State Fullerton, 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.

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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. 

#105083 — Assistant Director of Wellbeing (Administrator I), Student Affairs — Campus Health and Wellbeing — Safer. Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected. Open until filled. Review begins Nov. 30.   

#105085 — Livestock Manager (Administrator I). Academic Affairs — College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected. Open until filled. Review begins Nov. 30.   

#105079 — On-Call Custodian (Pool Position), Student Affairs — University Housing. Temporary, one year with possible extension. $15-$23.50 per hour. Open until filled.

#105080 — Temp On-Call Laborer (continuous pool), University Housing — Depot. $16.09-$28.28 per hour. One-year appointment with possible extension. Open until filled.

#105081 — On-Call Custodian (Pool Position), Administration and Finance — Facility Services. $15-$23.50 per hour. Temporary, on-call. One year with possible extension. Open until filled.

#105082 — Temp Emergency Clerical Pool. Temp clerical positions (90-day maximum). ASA I ($15-$21.44 per hour). ASA II ($15-$25.72 per hour). ASC I ($16.42-$28.84 per hour). ASC II ($17.97-$31.59 per hour). Continuous hiring.

#105077 — Administrative Support Coordinator I, Administration and Finance — Payroll Services. $2,846-$4,998 per month. (Anticipated salary range: $2,846-$4,000 per month.) Open until filled.

#105076 — Director of Development (Administrator I), UD — Athletics. $2,502-$9,083 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $5,100-$6,250 per month.) Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected. Open until filled. Review begins Nov. 27. 

#105072 — Multicultural Engineering Program Coordinator (Student Services Professional III), Academic Affairs — College of Engineering. $4,554-$6,488 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $4,554-$5,200 per month). Open until filled. Internal recruitment is open to Cal Poly employees only (state, Corporation and ASI).

#105073 — Assistant Registrar (Administrative Analyst/Specialist — Exempt I). Academic Affairs — Office of the Registrar. $3,897-$6,846 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $4,583-$5,417 per month). Open until filled.

#105074 — Police Officer, Administration and Finance — University Police Department. $4,682-$7,235 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $4,682-$7,235 per month.) Open until filled.

#105075 — Travel Program Specialist (Administrative Analyst/Specialist — Exempt I), Administration and Finance — Strategic Business Services — Procurement Services. $3,897-$6,846 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $4,400-$5,833 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.

#104963 — Tenure Track Position Mathematics, College of Science and Mathematics. Open until filled.

#105050 — Assistant Professor in Music — Director of Jazz Studies, College of Liberal Arts — Music. Open until filled.

#105052 — Assistant or Associate Full Professor of Foodservice, Management and Nutrition, College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences — Food Science and Nutrition. 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, Administration. Salary commensurate with experience.

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/hour with excellent benefits. Position open until filled.

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

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