Cal Poly Report — April 17, 2019 


Share Your Experience in the CPX Survey and Help Make Campus More Inclusive

Grace Gius
Now is your chance to tell Cal Poly what's working and what needs improvement in relation to diversity, equity and inclusion at the university. Cal Poly wants to hear from every student, staff and faculty member so that the university can develop robust action plans to change and improve the campus experience. The data collected in this important study will inform current and future initiatives to further support student and employee success and inclusion. A link to take the confidential survey was sent April 9 from Damon Williams ( Check your Cal Poly email to participate. If you do not see the email, check your spam and junk folders. Learn more about the survey at You can also take the survey, engage in conversation, and pick up some free food and swag on Thursday at a CPX activation booth or hang-out event. And watch and listen to fellow campus community members talk about the CPX Survey and their experiences at Cal Poly in a new video.

Corporation Hires Associate Executive Director

Andrea BurnsCal Poly Corporation recently hired Andrea Burns as associate executive director following a comprehensive nationwide search. In addition to new business development support, Burns will oversee Campus Dining, the University Store, information technology and marketing and communications. Burns began her new appointment April 8 and will use her extensive experience in cross-functional collaboration to execute strategies aimed at advancing corporation goals. Burns has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Colorado State University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas. Her background in corporate finance and business strategy and development includes working her way up the ranks at PepsiCo/Frito-Lay from financial analyst to vice president, finance — national accounts. She later joined Borden Dairy Co. as senior director of corporate finance, supporting the launch of new brands and the spinoff of LALA U.S. from Borden. Burns’ background in working across multiple lines of business, gross and net revenue management, food production and marketing analysis, project management, and productivity optimization will be incredibly valuable in her role with the corporation.

Graphic reading Student Affairs Featured Stories with photos of some of the people and programs featured Student Affairs has launched a new Featured Stories page full of articles, interviews and more about the people, programs and places that help shape Cal Poly. Why? Because authentic storytelling is the most impactful way to understand students and the individuals who support them at Cal Poly. Recent additions include:
— An interview with Disability Resource Center Access Specialist Lori Waters about creating equity in the classroom for Cal Poly students with disabilities.
— A feature on the Black Academic Excellence Center and the important role it plays in the lives of the students who call it a home away from home.
Everyone has a story to tell. See Cal Poly through the eyes of Student Affairs staff and the students they serve. Read these stories and more published monthly at

TRIO Achievers Accepting Student Applications

TRIO Achievers is accepting applications from students who wish to join the program for the remainder of the 2018-19 academic year. Those who know of students who wish to join TRIO Achievers can direct them to the online application page at Interested students must meet one or more of the following requirements to be eligible: low-income student, first-generation student, and/or student with a disability. TRIO Achievers, also known as Student Support Services (SSS), provides assistance to more than 250 students every year through academic advising, mentorship, tutoring, career and professional development, financial literacy, workshops and events, and academic literacy. The program is a part of a national effort by the U.S. Department of Education to ensure a successful college experience for low-income, first-generation students, and/or students with disabilities.

Nominations Sought for Annual Cal Poly Community Service Awards

Photo of a shovel scooping dirt with text reading Center for Service in Action. Dean of Students, Embrace Your Unlimited PossibilitiesThe Center for Service in Action is hosting the 33rd annual Cal Poly Community Service Awards, and nominations are due at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 1. Awards for the categories of individual faculty, staff and student contributions, along with student organizations and community partner of the year will be awarded during a ceremony on May 16. President Armstrong presents the awards and recognizes recipients for their efforts. More information about the history of the awards, details on each category, and a link to the nominations form can be found here. Anyone with questions about the nomination process can email the Center for Service in Action at

Cal Poly Corporation Board Meeting to be Held April 26

The board of directors of the Cal Poly Corporation will hold a regular meeting at 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 26, in the Corporation Administration Building (No. 15), Conference Room 124. This is a public meeting. For further information about this meeting or to obtain a copy of the meeting agenda, contact Ann Roy at ext. 6-1131.

Seeking Submissions for Resiliency Project

Are you Resilient?The Resiliency Project is a faculty-student research project about the experience of being resilient — of encountering obstacles and maintaining or regaining mental and physical well-being. All members of the campus community are invited to visit the website and submit essays or videos about their own experiences of resiliency. (The instructions are on the website). For more information, contact political science Professor Matthew J. Moore at or ext. 6-2895.


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Student Success

Order a Student-Designed Arrangement from the Poly Plant Shop

Photo of a floral arrangement with fresh flowers and succulents.Student-designed floral arrangements are available for order from the Cal Poly Plant shop in advance of Administrative Professionals Day on April 24, which recognizes the work of administrative support professionals. The Poly Plant Shop offers students the opportunity to work in a retail environment to get hands-on experience in all aspects of garden center management and operation. Arrangement prices range from $25 to $50. Arrangements include:
— Succulent and fresh flower basket with six mini succulents and a vase of fresh cut flowers for $35.
— A fresh cut arrangement with mixed bright-colored spring flowers for $25.
— Other items: Succulent gardens, $25-$30; vase arrangements, $25-$50; and orchid plants starting at $25.
To place an order, call the Poly Plant Shop at ext. 6-1106 Monday through Saturday from 10 am. to 3 p.m.

Food Science Major Publishing Cookbook as Part of His Senior Project

Photo of food science student Jimmy WongJimmy Wong, a fourth-year food science major and creator of the San Luis Obispo pop-up restaurant, DENCH., has written a cookbook as part of his senior project. The cookbook will showcase all of the food served at Wong's restaurant, where he serves a seven-course tasting menu to four people once a week in his studio apartment. In addition to the recipes, the book will explore what led Wong to create DENCH., and the challenges and logistics of having a pop-up restaurant. Wong worked with fellow fourth-year graphic communication student, Carly Lamera, to produce the book. Wong, who is self-publishing the cookbook, launched a Kickstarter to raise funds to cover the printing costs associated with the project. He is working with Cal Poly alumna Nicole Smith, account manager at Hemlock Printers, to print the book. The project is expected to wrap up in early June.


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Faculty & Staff

College of Engineering Professors to be Honored for Distinguished Scholarship April 17

Flyer for the Distinguished Scholarship Award Colloquium featuring Dr. Zoe Wood and Dr. TaufikThe 2017-18 Distinguished Scholarship Award winners, Professor Zoe Wood of the Computer Science and Software Engineering Department, and Professor Taufik of the Electrical Engineering Department, will be honored at a presentation from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, in the Advanced Technology Laboratories (No. 7). Faculty, staff and students are invited to join Provost Enz Finken at the event, hosted in association with the Academic Senate Distinguished Scholarship Awards Committee. The event will start at 2 p.m. with a welcome and remarks, followed at 2:15 p.m. with a talk by Wood, "The Joy of Uniting Computing, Art and Mathematics: From Mapping Shipwrecks to Computer Science Education." Taufik will speak at 2:45 p.m. on "Residential DC Electricity: The DC House Solution." A reception will follow at 3:15 p.m. For more information, contact the Office of the Provost at ext. 6-2186 or visit the provost's website.


Spring Into Action by Displaying Love, Empathy, Respect Flyers

Dark green circle with the words LOVE EMPATHY RESPECT #mustangsUNITEDThe Cal Poly Inclusivity Group invites all staff, faculty and administrators to display Love, Empathy, Respect flyers spring quarter in their offices, windows and workstations to visibly support and promote the #MustangsUnited values across the campus. Flyers are available in the College of Science and Mathematics Dean’s Office (No. 25), Room 229A; the Kennedy Library first floor Checkout Desk and the second floor Help Desk; and the School of Education Office (No. 2), Room 122B. Pick up flyers for yourself and colleagues, and help spread the universal values of love, empathy and respect.  


Information Security Forum About LastPass Set for May 23

Join the Information Security Office from 11:10 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 23, in UU 220 for its quarterly Information Security Forum, this time featuring LastPass. Attendees will learn how to use the premier password manager, which will soon be available to all faculty and staff. A speaker from LastPass will go over the application and answer questions. Staff from Information Technology Services (ITS) will be on-hand with computers to help attendees set up an account. To request a LastPass account prior to the event, visit Anyone with questions can contact Doug Lomsdalen at ext. 6-7686 or


10 p.m. at the Administration Building and continuing around campus in a counter-clockwise direction.Join the Provost for Wednesday Walks

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 each Wednesday 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, ext. 6-2186.


Proposals Due April 19 for Center for Expressive Technologies Grant Opportunity

The Center for Expressive Technologies (CET) has announced a grant opportunity to tenure-track/tenured faculty in all colleges for use during the 2019-20 fiscal year (July 1, 2019, to June 1, 2020). CET Seed Grants are designed to support Learn by Doing experiences at the intersection of technology and human expression. Projects should explore how new and emerging technologies shape our world by critically engaging in the making and use of those technologies. Projects should be transdisciplinary, bringing together faculty members from different departments and fields. Proposed projects should also strive to improve the human experience by enhancing values such as community, justice, education or beauty through creating unique configurations of technology, people and expression. The Center for Expressive Technologies is particularly interested in funding pilot and development projects that have the potential for later grant funding that engage faculty, students and community/industrial partners. These could include: developing technologies to support public interest groups; community development and community engagement about and via new technologies; immersive environment design, and serious play that addresses pressing socio-technical challenges facing our society. Funds are available for student research assistants, materials and equipment, as well as limited funds for travel to support the research, preferably for student travel. Awards will range from $1,000 to $4,000. Email proposals by by Friday, April 19, to Learn more about the grant at

Adobe Creative Cloud Available for Faculty and StaffIllustration with a red background and text reading Make it with Adobe Creative Cloud. Download apps now.

Faculty and staff can now download the complete Adobe Creative Cloud suite on two devices at no cost, and sign in with their Cal Poly username and password. The suite of industry-leading desktop and mobile apps includes Acrobat Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, Fonts, Premiere Pro and more. For more information and installation help, visit


Workshop for Faculty on Retirement and Beyond Offered in April and May

Join staff from Human Resources and Academic Personnel for information on CalPERS pension and Cal Poly benefits after retirement, specifically during the Faculty Early Retirement Program (FERP) years and beyond. This workshop is geared toward faculty employees considering retirement and entering FERP within the next one to five years. The workshops will be held in the Academic Affairs Conference Room in the Administration Building (No. 1, Room 301), on the following dates:
— Tuesday April 23, 9 to 10:30 a.m.
— Thursday, May 2, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
— Tuesday, May 7, 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Register through SumTotal on the Cal Poly Portal.

Workshop on Parenting to be Offered April 19

Empathia logo reading Good for People. Good for Business.There is so much to learn when becoming a parent. Children experience so many changes between birth and adolescence. Learn the different stages of development and the parent's role at each stage during a workshop from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, April 19. The workshop is being offered by Employee and Organization Development through its Employee Assistance Provider — Empathia. Content includes what to expect, from infants to adolescents; tips for traveling with children; setting and enforcing family rules; positive approaches to discipline; taking care of yourself; and teaching children about money. Register here on the Cal Poly Learning Hub and attend the workshop in the Administration and Finance Training Room, located in Room 105 of the University Police Building (No. 36).  

Proposal Development Opportunity Available to New Researchers

The Office of Research and Economic Development, in partnership with Hanover Research, is offering a proposal development opportunity to a cohort of early career investigators. Hanover, via a yearlong Grants Academy, will support researchers in identifying, pursuing and securing competitive extramural funding for research and scholarship. Faculty may be eligible if they are interested in obtaining external funding for research, are new to research and/or are junior faculty, and are willing to devote the time to produce a high-quality proposal(s) within six to 12 months. Faculty interested in participating in the 2019-20 Grants Academy should submit applications via before midnight Wednesday, May 1. Applications require a brief description of research interests, a summary of prior grant writing and submission experience, a list of sponsors and/or programs that have been identified as potential sources of funding, and an idea of planned accomplishments gained by participating in the Grants Academy. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of spring quarter, and the academy will begin fall quarter. More information is available by contacting the Office of Research and Economic Development at or ext. 6-5153.

Principles of Supervision Workshop to be Offered by Employee and  Managing Performance, Developing Direct Reports, Guiding and Organizing the Work, Managing Relationships and Managing Yourself Organization Development

Employee and Organization Development is offering another session of the highly regarded Principles of Supervision workshop. Would you like to optimize your role as a supervisor? Are you interested in gaining additional skills to ensure the work gets done, to engage your people to perform, and to influence your group to work as a team? One participant in the workshop said, “Great session. I can use these tips immediately.” Another said, “I’m excited to put what I learned into action.”  Principles of Supervision will offer helpful information and tools through four non-consecutive half-days running from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day on April 23, May 7, May 28, and June 11. Learn more and register.


Free Biometric Screenings to be Offered May 8; Register Now

Illustration of a heart with a stethoscope monitoring it.Anthem Blue Cross and Maxim Health Systems will be on campus Wednesday, May 8, to conduct free biometric screenings that will provide immediate results for blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, and body mass index (BMI). All Cal Poly employees are welcome to attend. Enrollment is limited and attendance is subject to supervisory approval and based on departmental operational needs. Register here. Anyone with questions or needing assistance can contact Human Resources-Benefits at ext. 6-5436 or


New Book and Learning Circles Set for Spring

Screenshot of the book cover of The Power of Moments Employee and Organization Development has announced the spring 2019 Book and Learning Circles. You are invited to participate in a Book Circle, where you read a book over three to four sessions and discuss as a group, or a Learning Circle, where you view a video or read an article and then discuss as a group.
— Book Circles: In the first book, "The Power of Moments," Chip and Dan Heath explain how to create peak experiences that engage and inspire. The second book, "Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance" by Angela Duckworth, shows those striving to be successful and effective how to be the best version of themselves — that the secret to outstanding results is not talent or luck, but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.”  The third book, "White Fragility" by Robin DiAngelo, draws on academic scholarship and the author's extensive experience as an educator on racial and social justice issues to explain the phenomenon of white fragility and to suggest ways to engage in more meaningful conversations about racism.
— Learning Circles: The first Learning Circle is a talk, "Lead Like the Great Conductors," in which Itay Talgam demonstrates the unique styles of six great 20th-century conductors, illustrating essential lessons for anyone in a leadership role. The second Learning Circle is "The Power of Vulnerability" with Brené Brown, who poignantly and humorously shares a deep insight from her research on belonging, empathy, courage and shame — one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself and to understand humanity. The third Learning Circle is "When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing" with Dan Brown. He shares compelling research on how structuring your day to align with your natural rhythms can result in optimal impact and enjoyment.
To view a full description and register to attend, visit the Book and Learning Circles webpage at

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Catastrophic Leave

Kenise Adams, student services professional II in University Housing — Residential Student Experience, has qualified for catastrophic leave. Those wishing to donate leave credits to help her remain in full-pay status during an extended leave of absence should contact catastrophic leave coordinator Karen Schmidt at ext. 6-5935 or to request a donation form.


Campus Announcements

Bid on Some Wheels April 22 at Transportation and Parking Services Spring Bike Auction 

Illustration of someone riding a bike with text Bike Auction, Transportation and Parking ServicesNeed a new ride to get around campus this spring? Purchase a used bicycle during the Spring Bike Auction on Monday, April 22, at the Cal Poly Police Plaza (No. 36) behind the BioResource and Agricultural Engineering Department. Transportation and Parking Services will be auctioning bikes between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Bidding will start at $10 (cash or credit cards accepted). Those who win a bike can pick it up from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at the Cal Poly Police Station. All students, faculty and staff are welcome. Transportation and Parking Services hosts a bike auction twice a year, collecting bikes left on campus for extended periods of time. For more information, contact Transportation and Parking Services at ext. 6-6654. 


Applications Open to Student Clubs for International Events and Activities Grant

Logo for Cal Poly International Center The Cal Poly International Center will award up to six $500 grants to support international events and activities that will take place during the 2019-20 academic year. The International Center Events and Activities Grant is intended to provide supplemental financial support to recognized student clubs seeking to host activities, programs and special events that enhance the internationalization efforts at Cal Poly. Applicants must show how the event/activity will promote international engagement, enhance diversity and inclusion, and benefit the campus community. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, May 28. Learn more here and visit the website.

Campus Dining Offering Kosher Meals for Passover

Photo of a mealStarting with brunch on Saturday, April 20, and running through Friday, April 26, the kitchen at Canyon Café will serve kosher meals in observance of Passover. Meal production will be overseen by local Rabbi Chaim Hilel of Chabad SLO. The menu will feature a range of dishes including roast chicken, beef brisket, smoked salmon, gefilte fish, latkes, vegetable frittata, matzo bread and seasonal vegetables. Along with brunch and dinner, the Poly Canyon Village eatery will offer a kosher Cooking in the Canyon class on Tuesday, April 30. The meals will cost one meal credit for students on a dining plan, or $8.50. All foods served will be kosher for Passover and prepared in a certified-kosher kitchen. To ensure everyone is served, reservations are required. Reservations can be made at

Mindfulness Meditation Group Now Meeting Mondays

Illustration of a busy female practicing yoga.The Mindfulness Meditation Group is meeting every Monday that classes meet (i.e., not during exams, holidays or breaks) from 12:10 to 1 p.m. in the lower level Conference Room in the Health and Wellness Center (No. 27, Room 11). We will meditate silently for 30 minutes, starting at 12:15 p.m. (Headphones for guided meditations are welcome.) Mindfulness meditation is a non-religious exercise of paying attention to your present-moment experience. Many people find it calming and relaxing. No experience is necessary. Faculty, staff and students are welcome. For more information, contact political science Professor Matthew J. Moore at or ext. 6-2895.

Cultural Commencement 2019 Sign-Ups Open

Photo from a past cultural commencement ceremony.Cal Poly’s Cultural Commencement ceremonies are annual celebrations recognizing the culture and accomplishments of graduating students. Faculty and staff are asked to help spread the word to students around campus who may be interested in participating. The university offers seven Cultural Commencements including:
— American Indian and Indigenous Commencement
— Asian Pacific Islander Commencement
— Black Commencement
— Chicanx/Latinx Commencement
— Disability Commencement
— Lavender Commencement (LGBTQ+)
— South West Asian North African (SWANA) Commencement
Students can sign up online at For more information, contact Commencement at or ext. 6-1600.

Celebrate Cal Poly Earth Week April 21-27Logo for Earth Week

Staff, faculty and students are invited to a variety of fun and educational events during Earth Week from April 21-27. You won't want to miss out on the Make Waves Film Festival, Solar Farm tour, and Sustainability Fair, which will include more than 30 booths, and free food and prizes. For details on each event, visit the official Facebook page at Questions? Contact Sustainability Coordinator Kylee Singh at


Want to earn a $15 Starbucks Card By Walking and Driving?

Participate in a two hour Cal Poly Kinesiology and Public Health research study, and earn a $15 gift card to Starbucks.  The study, run by Professor Sarah Keadle, is looking for participants who are between the ages of 30 and 59 and are in good physical health. Participants will wear activity monitors and participate in one of two testing conditions, walking on a treadmill at varying speeds/inclines followed by a self-paced walking around campus or walking on a treadmill then driving. Interested? Questions? Email

Nominations for the 2019 Sustainability Awards Due April 26

Former Green Campus Team Manager Molly Barker, center, received the Outstanding Student of the Year award in 2017.

The Cal Poly Sustainability Awards celebrate members of the Cal Poly community who have exhibited commitment to the value of the university sustainability imperatives. The awards are an opportunity to recognize individual members from the faculty, staff, and student communities as well as contributions from a recognized campus organization. Individual recipients will receive a $500 award, and the recognized group will receive a $1,000 sponsorship. Nominators and candidates will be invited to an awards ceremony where winners will be announced. Nominators submitting multiple nominations must complete a new form for each candidate. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Friday April 26, through the following nomination form: Questions? Contact Sustainability Coordinator Kylee Singh at (Former Green Campus Team Manager Molly Barker is pictured receiving the student award in 2017, above.)

Student Staff Needed to Help at Spring Commencement Ceremonies 

Photo of two female students hugging at a previous commencement ceremony, surrounded by other graduating students.Spring Commencement 2019 is just around the corner!  Spring Commencement is a campuswide effort to create a memorable experience for graduates and guests. The Commencement Office is currently seeking student staff to work the Spring Commencement ceremonies. Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students to sign up to take part in celebrating the achievements of Cal Poly’s graduates! Students are paid $13 per hour and receive meals during certain shifts. Students can sign up work Commencement here: Anyone with questions or needing more information can contact Commencement at or ext. 6-1600.

Attend a Workshop April 17 on English-Speaking Grad Programs in Italy

Logo for the Consulate General of Italy San FranciscoLearn about the possibility of pursuing graduate study in Italy on Wednesday, April 17 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the Agriculture Building (No. 10), Room 128. Students can learn everything they need to know — from obtaining a study visa to applying to Italian universities. Anna Zeppieri, education attaché at the Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco, will direct the workshop. Areas of study include engineering, agribusiness, art and design, business and marketing, history, literature and others. Learn more here.


Extended Education to Offer Spring Beginning Photography Class

Photo of someone holding a camera.Cal Poly Extended Education will offer Beginning Photography on Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. May 4 to June 1. Explore the basic elements of photography from analog through digital image-making. Learn to create engaging portraits, capture landscape scenes, and understand lighting principles and methods using your own camera. The course will cover the essential components of image making as it relates to fine art and the photographic medium. Learn more here or by calling ext. 6-2053.

Statistical Consulting Service Available Through June 14

The Statistics Department provides a statistical consulting service to the university community to facilitate research design and data analysis in a wide variety of disciplines. Consulting will be available through Friday, June 14, by appointment only. Professors Jeff Sklar and Ulric Lund will serve as the consultants. They are available to advise on data collection, experimental design, and analysis of research projects. In addition, they will be available to lead seminars or tutorials on requested topics and offer advice on various computer packages available at Cal Poly. Faculty, staff and students interested in utilizing the consulting service are encouraged to access the Statistics Department website for additional information, including what to bring to a consulting session. To schedule a consultation, email

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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.


Kennedy Library to Exhibit Innovative Alternative-Energy Prototype Vehicles Through June 7; Opening Reception Set for April 18

Student engineers testing a scale model of their electric endurance car’s interior, which was prototyped to test seating angles and driver visibility. Photo courtesy PROVE Lab.Cal Poly’s Kennedy Library will co-host the exhibit “Limitless: The Process of Innovation” from Thursday, April 11, through Friday, June 7. The exhibit showcases the unique work done in the university’s PROVE (Prototype Vehicles) Laboratory — a student-led collective that makes zero-emission vehicles that break world records. The exhibit features prototype vehicles, projects, student engineers and processes to demonstrate the power of alternative energy through innovative engineering. Student-designed and fabricated projects in development will be on display, including a human-powered biomimetic submarine, a top-speed gravity-powered vehicle, and a fully electric long-range sports car. The “Challenger,” a landmark historical vehicle from the extreme world of Gravity Racing, will also be on display, thanks to racing innovator Don Baumea. The public is invited to the exhibit’s opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 18. The exhibit, co-hosted by the College of Engineering, is free and open to the public during library open hours. For more information, contact Kennedy Library Curator Catherine Trujillo at ext. 6-6395 or, or go to

Surfrider's 'Make Waves' Film Festival to be Held April 24

Logo for the Surfrider Make Waves Film FestivalAs part of Earth Week 2019, the Cal Poly Surfrider Club will host a film festival of student-made films from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday April 24, in Room 2 of the Advanced Technology Laboratories (No. 7). The films will highlight the beauty of the outdoors, showcase students' connections to the natural world, and share inspiring stories of how we can protect it for future generations. There will be food, live music, raffle prizes, T-shirts and stickers along with the student-made films. All donations will support Cal Poly Surfrider's Blue Water Task Force, Ocean Friendly Restaurants, Rise Above Plastics, and Coastal Protections programs. Space is limited so be sure to buy tickets early at

Health Disparities Seminar Series in April to Feature Cal Poly Study

The Center for Health Research’s April health disparities seminar, “A qualitative exploration of sexual assault victimization perceptions in the LGBT+ College Students,” will take place  at 11:10 a.m. Thursday, April 25, in Phillips Hall, located in Room 124 of the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center (No. 6). Professor Jay Bettergarcia from the Psychology and Child Development Department and Professor Christine Hackman from the Kinesiology and Public Health Department will discuss their study and their aim to fill gaps in the scientific literature by providing context about the consequences of victimization in queer and transgender-identified college students. For more information, contact

Cal Poly to Present Second Annual Clarinet Festival on May 5

Photo of the clarinet ensemble from a previous concert.The Music Department will present all things clarinet at the second annual Clarinet Festival at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 5, in Room 218 of the Davidson Music Center (No. 45). The performance will include a variety of ensembles from both on and off campus, including solos, duos, trios and quintets showcasing a variety of styles and genres of music from classical and chamber to jazz. The Wind in the Reeds, a Central Coast community clarinet group, will be a featured guest ensemble. A total of 30 combined clarinetists will perform together for the grand finale, Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Marche Militaire Français.” The performers range in age from 17 to 82. Cal Poly faculty member Keith Waibel, who directs Cal Poly’s clarinet ensembles, is the concert organizer. The concert is free and open to the public; no tickets or advanced reservations are required. For more information, call the Music Department at ext. 6-2406 or visit its calendar website.

Event Calendar

To find out what’s going on at Cal Poly, visit the Events Calendar. The site includes community events that are open to the public and Campus Life events open to students, faculty and staff. The calendar also includes events at the Performing Arts Center. A link from the calendar allows staff, faculty and students to check facility availability before requesting and reserving on-campus locations for activities and events. For more information about publishing an event on the calendar, contact, or visit the university scheduling page.

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Upcoming Events @ Home

Friday, April 19
Men’s Tennis vs. Hawai’i, Mustang Courts, noon.

Friday, April 26
Baseball vs. USC, Baggett Stadium, 6 p.m.

Saturday, April 27
Softball vs. Long Beach State (DH), Bob Janssen Field, 1 p.m.
Baseball vs. USC, Baggett Stadium, 4 p.m.

Sunday, April 28
Baseball vs. USC, Baggett Stadium, 1 p.m.
Softball vs. Long Beach State, Bob Janssen Field, 1 p.m.

Friday, May 3
Baseball vs. Hawai’i, Baggett Stadium, 6 p.m.

Saturday, May 4
Baseball vs. Hawai’i, Baggett Stadium, 4 p.m.

Sunday, May 5
Baseball vs. Hawai’i, Baggett Stadium, 1 p.m.

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Job Vacancies

Employment Opportunities

The complete listing of staff and management vacancies is posted on the Cal Poly Jobs website. To apply, go online and complete the application form. For assistance, call Human Resources at ext. 6-2236. 

#105292 — Associate Vice President for Financial Services (Administrator III), Administration and Finance. Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected. Open until filled.

Faculty Employment Opportunities

Cal Poly is currently transitioning to a new applicant tracking system. Visit and for available job openings. For assistance, call Academic Personnel at ext. 6-2844. Part-time lecturer pools are being opened this month. Visit for current openings, further information and how to apply.

There are no new listings at this time.

Corporation Employment Opportunities

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

There are no new listings at this time.

ASI Employment Opportunities

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

There are no new listings at this time.

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