Center for Sustainability to Hold March 12 ‘Nutrient Logic’ Seminar for Growers
The Center for Sustainability will host a lunchtime seminar by Steve Trotter titled “Nutrient Logic for Soil Health: Managing Nutritional Programs in Declining Soil and Water Conditions,” from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, in San Luis Obispo. Soil plays a critical role in plant health and immunity. One of the best tools for promoting soil health is an understanding of soil nutrition. Trotter’s presentation will examine basic factors involved in appropriate nutrient management to improve soil function. Topics will include supporting soil biomass function, identifying limiting factors such as soil physical properties’ critical nutrient relationships, and biostimulant and catalyst tools. Trotter is an independent researcher for agriculture and turf and consultant for Agroplasma. The seminar will be held at the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Auditorium, 2156 Sierra Way in San Luis Obispo. It is co-hosted by Surendra Dara, UC Cooperative Extension advisor for entomology and biologicals, and co-sponsored by the Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Coastal San Luis Resource Conservation District. This free, brown-bag event is open to everyone, but registration is requested. Attendees are asked to bring their lunch, soil questions and a friend. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nutrient-logic-for-soil-health-tickets-57039097476.
Join the Center for Health Research for a Seminar on Cultural Humility and Eliminating Health Disparities
Visiting UC Davis Professor Jann Murray-Garcia will discuss race, health care and her passion for eliminating health disparities in a talk titled “Cultural Humility: Interrupting Our Scripts of Racial Inequality" at 11:10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Baker Center for Science and Mathematics (No. 180), Room 101. Murray-Garcia, assistant professor at UC Davis’s Betty Irene Moor School of Nursing, will discuss the difference between cultural competency and cultural humility, a term she helped coin. The talk is part of the Cal Poly Center for Health Research’s seminar series and is co-sponsored by Career Services Diversity Funding Committee, CLA Lottery funds and the Ethnic Studies Department. For more information, email email@example.com.
Career Services Diversity Funding Committee Announces Winter Awards
The Diversity Funding Committee (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 funds to campus events to increase understanding of diversity and inclusion. The following DFC recipients are planning events related to diversity and inclusion during winter and spring 2019:
— American Marketing Association: Diversity in Marketing, Feb. 25. https://www.calpolyama.org.
— CAFES Dean's Office: Aspire to Grow Conference, March 1. https://cafes.calpoly.edu/aspire-grow-2019.
— Chabad Student Group: A Historic Event with Eva Schloss, March 10. https://www.evaschloss.com/.
— Asian Pacific Islander Faculty Staff Association: APIFSA Spring Picnic, April 6. https://www.facebook.com/cpapifsa.
— Pride Faculty Staff Association: Bowling with Pride, April 16. https://culture.calpoly.edu/PrideCenter.
— Pilipino Cultural Exchange: Pilipinx Cultural Night, April 26-27. https://www.pcecpslo.com/.
— Communication Studies Department: REDEFINE, May 3. https://coms.calpoly.edu/.
— CAFES Dean's Office: Terry Baker, CEO of Society of American Foresters, May 9. https://www.eforester.org/Main/About/Terry_Baker.aspx.
— Disability Faculty Staff Association: CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion Film Screening and Q&A, May 14. http://www.goldpictures.com/films/cinemability.
— Women's and Gender Studies Department: Confronting White Nationalism, May 17. https://wgs.calpoly.edu/.
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 Diversity Funding Committee website.
Students, Campus Recognized for Ballot Bowl Victory
Cal Poly student leaders received a trophy from Secretary of State Alex Padilla for the university's first-place finish in last year's inaugural California Ballot Bowl. Through the efforts of ASI’s Flex Your Rights voter campaign, Cal Poly registered 3,178 students — the most of any participating campus — to earn the inaugural California Ballot Bowl and was inducted as the inaugural Ballot Bowl champion into the Secretary of State’s University and College Hall of Fame. Padilla presented a trophy during an ASI board of directors meeting Feb. 20, at which San Luis Obispo County-Clerk Recorder Tommy Gong and Keith B. Humphrey, Cal Poly vice president for Student Affairs, also spoke. Padilla and Gong also met with student leaders to discuss strategies and techniques that other California colleges and universities can use to increase the numbers of students registered to vote on their campuses. “Civic engagement is an incredibly high priority for ASI student government,” ASI President Jasmin Fashami, said. “Being able to exemplify the importance of voter registration in San Luis Obispo through this competition proves to students how powerful their voices truly can be.” The California Ballot Bowl was a friendly statewide competition to register the highest number of students and the highest percentage of the student body to vote in advance of the 2018 general election. Participants included the California Community Colleges, CSU and UC systems, and the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities.
Academic Senate Seeking Faculty Member to Serve on Corporation Board
The Academic Senate is seeking nominations from tenured faculty to serve on the Cal Poly Corporation board of directors for the 2019-22 term. Interested faculty should complete an “Expression of Intent and Willingness to Serve” form available at: https://academicsenate.calpoly.edu/content/documents. Completed forms must be received by the Academic Senate by Friday, March 8. Questions? Call the Academic Senate Office at ext. 6-1259.
Buy Tickets Now for Annual Service Awards Luncheon on March 12
Tickets for the Annual Service Awards Luncheon will be available for $15 each starting Feb. 13. State, Corporation and ASI employees with milestone service anniversaries in 2018 will be honored at the Annual Service Awards Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, in the Chumash Auditorium. In accordance with Cal Poly’s sustainable practices, printed flyers will not be distributed. For the flyer with a complete listing of awardees, visit the Service Award Website. Tickets can be purchased online and will be sent via email or are available to pick up at will call at the Cal Poly Ticket Office (Performing Arts Center) from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. All award recipients have received an email with a link to RSVP to the event. Awardees are required to RSVP to participate in the award ceremony. Contact the committee chair at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. There is limited seating; purchase a ticket early to ensure your attendance at this special event. Buy tickets at tickets.calpoly.edu/online/article/sa2019.
Open Forum on Revisions to General Education Set for March 7
The Academic Senate will host an open forum on revisions to the General Education Template from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 7, in the Advanced Technology Laboratories (No. 7). In response to the Chancellor’s Office Executive Order 1100(r): Breadth Requirements in General Education Requirements, Cal Poly’s General Education governance board formed four working groups to re-examine the learning outcomes and course criteria in the subject areas in the General Education Template. The purpose of this open forum is to present a draft of the revised template to and solicit feedback from the campus community before the Academic Senate considers the General Education Template in April.
Sign Up to be a First-Year Success Program Coach
The First-Year Success Program (FSP) is an academic workshop for first-year students on academic probation for the first time. The workshops will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, April 5; 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9; and 10 a.m. to noon Friday, April 12. Commitments for the program include leading a breakout session for four to six students during one of the workshops, holding a follow-up meeting with each student in your group, and serving as a point of contact throughout the quarter if your student needs any help or guidance. Coaches will be asked to attend a training session from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, March 18. Learn more about the program at https://success.calpoly.edu/first-year-success. Click here to RSVP as an FSP coach.
Distinguish Your Research Presence Workshop to be Held Feb. 28
The library’s Academic and Scholarly Communication Services department will hold the Distinguish Your Research Presence workshop from 11:10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Kennedy Library (No. 35), Room 216B. In this workshop, faculty can learn about the benefits of contributing their scholarship and that of their students to Cal Poly’s institutional repository, Digital Commons, to distinguish their researcher presence. Faculty are often required to demonstrate the impact of their research on the curriculum, students, Cal Poly and academia in general, and many funding agencies require research be made publicly available. Digital Commons offers tools to help measure faculty research impact and increase it, including tools for tracking citations and documenting what types of organizations around the world are viewing and downloading scholarship. It also provides an avenue to comply with funding agency requirements.
Korey Long, administrative support coordinator ll in Technical Services — Academic Affairs, has qualified for catastrophic leave. Those wishing to donate leave credits to help him remain in full-pay status during an extended leave of absence should contact catastrophic leave coordinator David Mason at ext. 6-6258 or email@example.com to request a donation form.
International Women's Day Activities to be Held March 4-8
The Cal Poly International Center will host International Women’s Day activities the week of March 4-8. The window display outside the Cal Poly University Store will present students, faculty and staff members' interpretation of this years theme: #BalanceforBetter. Let’s build a gender-balanced world! The International Center will host a presentation by Shohreh Niku, a lecturer teaching classes in the Food Science and Nutrition and Wine and Viticulture departments. Her presentation, "From Tehran to SLO," will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, in the Erhart Agriculture Building (No. 10), Room 227. Niku will tell her epic story of the struggle, heartbreak and perseverance it took to leave Iran and the challenges she faced living in the U.S. Pizza will be provided. Visit the Facebook event or download the flyer to learn more.
Cal Poly Students, Faculty, Staff Needed for SLO Community Study
Professor Greg Brown, head of the Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences Department, is seeking participants for a San Luis Obispo study that examines future growth and development. Brown, along with Cal Poly students, designed a survey that allows people to identify their favorite places and where they think different types of development should — or should not — occur. For example, are there sufficient open space and recreation opportunities? Bicycle paths? Is housing sufficient to meet student and community needs? How much future growth and development in San Luis Obispo is acceptable? This information will be used to inform future decisions about land use in San Luis Obispo. The survey website is interactive and asks participants to drag and drop markers onto a Google map. Participation is easy. Simply click on this the website at www.landscapevalues.org/SLO and follow the instructions. A Cal Poly student has also created a YouTube video that explains what to do: https://youtu.be/PSbLpgV6at8. Results of this research will be shared with the participants, and they will also be entered into a drawing for multiple gift cards that support local businesses. If you have questions about this study, contact Greg Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Extended Education To Offer Introduction to Home Brewing in March
Extended Education will offer an Introduction to Home Brewing class from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 2 and 16. Learn the basics of home brewing through a hands-on approach at a brewing facility. Students will brew and bottle their own small-batch beer under the instruction of an industry expert. Participants will brew during the first session and bottle during the second session. At the end of the course, participants will have homemade beer to take home and share with friends. Learn more and enroll here. Note: Participants must be 21 or older to enroll; IDs will be checked.
Student-Focused 2019 Aspire to Grow Conference to be Held March 1
The College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences is hosting the student-focused Aspire to Grow Conference from 1 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 1, in Philips Hall (Room 124) of the Performing Arts Center (No. 6) There are more than 21 million jobs associated with food and agriculture in the U.S., and related industries contribute nearly a trillion dollars to the nation’s gross domestic product. The Aspire to Grow Conference aims to inform and empower students from across campus about the many and varied career opportunities in these industries. It will also create a forum for students to learn from and network with companies for which diversity and inclusion are an essential part of their visions and those that have recognized that workplace diversity increases productivity, innovation and other factors that provide a competitive edge. Panel speakers include representatives from U.S. Department of Agriculture, G3 Enterprises, Famous Software, and the National Society for Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences. For more information, visit https://cafes.calpoly.edu/aspire-grow-2019.
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.
'We Shall Overcome': A Musical Celebration of Martin Luther King Comes to the PAC Feb. 27
"We Shall Overcome," a gospel and musical celebration, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in Harold Miossi Hall, presented by Cal Poly Arts. Inspired by the words and actions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and curated by musical director, multi-instrumentalist, composer and conductor Damien Sneed, We Shall Overcome showcases a repertoire from across the African American music traditions that electrified generations of civil rights activists and defenders. Interwoven with spoken word from Dr. King’s recorded speeches, an awe-inspiring assemblage of vocalists tie together a living lineage of music and culture that includes traditional gospel, modern gospel, classical, jazz, Broadway and spirituals. Tickets range from $30-$46 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.
Filmmaker to Screen 'Ghost Tape #10' on Feb. 27
Filmmaker Sean David Christensen, a graduate of the Center for Visual Anthropology at USC, will screen his documentary film "Ghost Tape #10" from 6:10 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in Philips Hall in the Performing Arts Center's Christopher Cohan Center (No. 6). The Ghost Tape was a propaganda tape developed by U.S. forces during the American/Vietnam War. Christensen was able to locate a copy of it, and traveled to Vietnam to do further research. A discussion and question-and-answer session will follow the screening. For more information, contact Maggie Bodemer at ext. 6-1617 or email@example.com.
Theatre and Dance Department Presents Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ Feb. 28-March 2, 7-9
The Theatre and Dance Department will present William Shakespeare’s final play “The Tempest” at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 28-March 2 and March 7-9 in the Spanos Theatre on campus. “The Tempest” features the work of Theatre and Dance Department students, faculty and staff, including Thomas J. Bernard, costume designer; Clint Bryson, technical director; Brian Healy, scenic and lighting designer; new faculty member Karin Hendricks, intimacy director; and theatre arts juniors Samantha Boyarsky, props designer, and Anna Bubier, sound designer. In addition, about 40 students from a variety of majors are contributing to the production through construction, backstage work, management, publicity and performance. Tickets are $20 for the public and $12 for students, senior citizens and children. 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). The performance is sponsored by the Theatre and Dance Department, College of Liberal Arts, and Instructionally Related Activities Program.
University Jazz Bands to Showcase Improvisation at Just Jazz Concert on March 2
The art of improvisation will be showcased at University Jazz Bands annual Just Jazz concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 2, in the Performing Arts Center. “The excitement and surprise inherent in the art of improvisation will be in the hands of a new generation of jazz musicians,” said Paul Rinzler, director of jazz studies. “Their personalities really shine through in a way that makes it easy for an audience to appreciate and to accompany the musicians on the journey that is jazz improvisation.” Two big bands — each with four trumpets, four trombones, five saxophones, a rhythm section and a vocalist — as well as two smaller jazz combos, will present jazz repertoire from several different eras and styles. Included will be “Rush!” from the anime TV series “Cowboy Bebop”; “Big Swing Face,” originally recorded by the big band drummer Buddy Rich; an epic combination of jazz and hip-hop titled “Grass is Greener”; as well as traditional jazz, Latin jazz and more. 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.
Symphony to Feature Student Soloists and Music of Space at Winter Concert March 3
Cal Poly Symphony’s Winter Concert will showcase the talents of student soloists at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 3, in the Performing Arts Center. The Student Soloist Showcase will include performances by six instrumentalists, all winners of the Music Department’s Solo Competition in November. The soloists are Grant Smith, who will perform Josef Rheinberger’s Organ Concerto No. 2, third movement; Victor Wei, who will play Takashi Yoshimatsu’s Saxophone Concerto “Cyber-bird,” Op. 59, second movement; Justin Privitera, who will play Franz Strauss’ Horn Concerto, Op. 8, third movement; Nico Borst, who will perform Joseph Haydn’s Piano Concerto No. 11 in D Major, first movement, and duo Clay X. Froelich, violin, and Laila Zaidi, viola, who will play Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Sinfonia Concertante,” KV 364, first movement. The soloists represent a variety of majors and several colleges on campus. The orchestra will also perform Michael Giacchino’s suite from “Star Trek: Into Darkness,” and Gustav Holst’s “Jupiter,” from “The Planets.” 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.
San Francisco Symphony Horn Player to Present Master Class March 9, Perform in Concert March 10
Jessica Valeri, a horn player with the San Francisco Symphony, will present a master class for music students at 3:10 p.m. Saturday, March 9, in Room 218 in the Davidson Music Center (No. 45). During the class, several of the Music Department’s leading horn students will perform and be critiqued. The Cal Poly Wind Bands will feature Valeri in the groups’ winter concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10, in the Performing Arts Center. The Cal Poly Wind Orchestra will open the program with music from the long-running British science fiction TV show, “Doctor Who,” followed by works from the expanded wind band repertoire, including Claude Debussy’s “Girl With the Flaxen Hair” and John Mackey’s “The Rumor of a Secret King.” The Chamber Winds and Wind Ensemble will perform in the program’s second half. The program will conclude with Paul Hindemith’s Symphony in B-flat Major. Christopher J. Woodruff, director of bands, will conduct the concert. Valeri has participated in many recording projects including a 2012 Grammy-nominated recording with The Bay Brass, and has played with the Grand Teton, the Arizona and the Lakes Area music festivals. She currently serves as a coach for the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, and as a musician advisor in the planning and programming of the San Francisco Symphony’s Adventures in Music educational concerts. Tickets for the concert are available at the Cal Poly Ticket Office. The master class is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Music Department at ext. 6-2406 or visit its calendar website.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo Comes to the PAC on March 12
Ladysmith Black Mambazo will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, in Harold Miossi Hall, presented by Cal Poly Arts. No group is more closely identified with African song — some might say with world music itself — than this vibrant South African nine-member vocal ensemble. Since 1987, when they were introduced to mainstream America with the release of Paul Simon’s groundbreaking Graceland album, these African troubadours have traveled the world with the uplifting, polyrhythmic harmonies of their homeland. The group has won five Grammy Awards, including one this year for Best World Music Album for their recent Shaka Zulu Revisited release. Tickets range from $19 to $43 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.
Cal Poly Choirs’ Concert ‘All of Us’ Tackles Issues of Diversity and Inclusion on March 16
The Cal Poly Choirs’ Winter Concert, “All of Us,” is set for 8 p.m. Saturday, March 16, in the Performing Arts Center. The program will include positive and uplifting musical selections by J.S. Bach, Benjamin Britten, Moses Hogan, Jake Runestad, John Rutter and others. The concert will also include selections from the Tony Award-winning musical “Dear Evan Hansen” and the 2017 musical film “The Greatest Showman.” The concert title is derived from the final movement, “All of Us,” from Craig Hella Johnson’s cantata, “Considering Matthew Shepard.” The work was composed on the 20th anniversary of the tragic death of Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming. Students from the Theatre and Dance Department will present a variety of monologues highlighting various social issues. A silent auction will be held in the lobby throughout the performance as a fundraiser for PolyPhonics’ spring tour of the Bay Area. The choir will give a concert at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco on March 24 and will perform at four high schools March 25-26. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the university scheduling page.
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Upcoming Events @ Home
Wednesday, Feb. 27
Women’s Golf vs. San Diego State, Cypress Ridge Golf Course, Arroyo Grande, 8 a.m.
Friday, March 8
Men’s Tennis vs. UNLV, Mustang Courts, noon.
Softball vs Iowa State, Bob Janssen Field, 12:30 p.m.
Softball vs. Utah State, Bob Janssen Field, 3 p.m.
Baseball vs. Columbia, Baggett Stadium, 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 9
Beach Volleyball vs. CSUN, CSU Bakersfield (Pairs Tournament), Pismo Beach, 9 a.m.
Women’s Tennis vs. Sacramento State, Mustang Courts, 10 a.m.
Softball vs. Utah State, Bob Janssen Field, 12:30 p.m.
Baseball vs. Columbia (doubleheader), Baggett Stadium, 1 and 4 p.m.
Softball vs. Iowa State, Bob Janssen Field, 3 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.
#105198 — Strategic Business Advisor Administrative Analyst/Specialist — Exempt 1, Administration and Finance — Strategic Business Services. $3,897-$6,846 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $4,800-$5,700 per month.) Open until filled.
#105197 — Construction Inspector (Administrator II), Administration and Finance — Facilities. Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected. Open until filled. Review begins March 20.
#105196 — Workstation Specialist (Information Technology Consultant — Career), Academic Affairs — Library. $4,372-$10,478 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $5,000-$6,500 per month.) Open until filled.
#105195 — Laborer, Administration and Finance — Facilities. $2,789-$4,901 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $2,789-$3,600 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 online. For assistance, call Academic Personnel at ext. 6-2844.
#105187 — Temporary Full-Time Lecturer — Statistics, College of Science and Mathematics. Open until filled.
#105184 — Temporary Full-Time Research Fellow, Library Digital Publishing, Library- Academic Services. Open until filled.
#105178 — Full-Time Lecturer, Industrial and Manufacturing 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.
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.
Building Service Worker (Recreational Sports), $15.23/hour with excellent benefits. Position open until filled.
Building Service Worker (University Union), $15.23/hour with excellent benefits. Position open until filled.
Teacher — Temporary Assignment — (Children's Center), $15.67/hour with excellent benefits. Position open until filled.