Cal Poly Report — March 6, 2019 


CPX Listening Sessions, Survey to Launch in March and April

 Share it. Shape it. CHANGE IT.CPX — Cal Poly Experience — is a call for everyone in the university community to activate and be part of a series of initiatives designed to achieve diversity and inclusion goals on campus. By participating, you can help create change and lead Cal Poly on a path toward greater equity and inclusion, for you and for future students, staff and faculty members. Here’s how to get involved:  
Attend a confidential listening session, March 12-14: To view the full session schedule, visit Different sessions will be created by populations and affinities to create spaces for meaningful dialogue. Several general sessions will be held for faculty, staff and students. Attend a session that resonates with you. 
— Complete the confidential survey, beginning April 9: The CPX Survey takes approx. 15 minutes to complete. If you’re a manager or faculty member, please create time for employees and students to take the survey. Learn more about the CPX Study at
Campus community members are encouraged to use #CPXperience and #CPX to share their story on social media, share their participation in the listening sessions and the survey, and ask others to get involved.

Celebrate Cal Poly and Giving with Thursday’s Poly Gives

Photo of five Cal Poly students with Musty the Mustang, one student holding sign reading Poly Gives and the others with Cal Poly themed foam fingers and a bullhornThis Thursday, March 7, marks the third annual Poly Gives, a campuswide day of giving celebrating our donors and their special impact on the student experience at Cal Poly. All week, student ambassadors have been engaged in celebrating philanthropy with special events in the UU and on Dexter Lawn — by writing notes of appreciation to staff and faculty, learning about community service opportunities, and sharing the values of “giving back.” Annual Giving invites the entire campus community to join in Poly Gives, by participating in social media challenges and coming to the UU from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 7 for fun and freebies. You can also join the Facebook event at Cal Poly Giving, share the hashtag #PolyGives, and encourage friends and family to support student programs and clubs, as well as colleges and departments, at on March 7. Thank you for helping us make an impact!

Open Forum on Campus Evacuation Plan to be Held March 11

Cal Poly's Department of Emergency Management will host an open information session on the newly released campus evacuation plan. Open to all students, staff and faculty, the session will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 11, in UU 220. After disasters like the Camp Fire and Montecito mudslides brought attention to evacuation procedures, the Department of Emergency Management wants to ensure that the entire Cal Poly community has the opportunity to learn more about and familiarize themselves with the campus’ plans and procedures. An additional session is being planned for April for those who cannot attend in March. For more information, email or follow the department on Twitter @CalPolyDEM.

Spring Commencement Schedule Announced, Sign Up for Information Now

Photo of two women in green caps and gowns with arms around each other posing during a graduation ceremony Cal Poly’s Spring Commencement 2019 will take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 15-16. This year, three colleges will be represented at two evening ceremonies at Spanos Stadium. Faculty and staff are invited to sign up to receive Spring Commencement 2019 emails to stay informed about commencement ceremonies, events, parking, tickets and more. Emails will be distributed throughout spring quarter. Visit to sign up for email communications. The ceremony schedule is as follows:
— Saturday, June 15 at 5 p.m.: College of Architecture and Environmental Design, College of Engineering and College of Science and Mathematics.
— Sunday, June 16 at 5 p.m.: College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, Orfalea College of Business and College of Liberal Arts.
Each ceremony will run approximately three hours including name reading. For more information, contact the Commencement office at or ext. 6-1600.

Cal Poly Team Hopes to Shape California’s Cybersecurity Policy with $150,000 Hewlett Grant

A $150,000 grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation will allow a Cal Poly team to work with public and private entities to research and suggest policy options on cybersecurity while providing technical assistance to address a major cyberthreat. California, which has the world’s fifth largest economy, is especially vulnerable to cyberattacks that threaten economic security, public health and safety, said Martin Minnich, program manager at the California Cybersecurity Institute (CCI). “Cal Poly can be at the forefront of innovating new solutions by leveraging the deep subject matter expertise from the public sector and the technical expertise of our private partnerships to protect the state today and in the future,” Minnich said. The gift was awarded based on a proposal that called for an interdisciplinary team that includes the CCI, the Cal Poly Digital Transformation Hub Powered by AWS (DxHub), the College of Engineering, and the Political Science Department. “From an educational perspective, this project provides opportunities for students to work on an applied problem with decisionmakers who are working through a complex, interdependent and technical problem with huge, real-world implications,” said Elizabeth Lowham, chair of the Political Science Department. “It is, by definition, Learn by Doing. This level of collaboration and partnership with stakeholders is unmatched.” Read the full news release.

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Student Success

Short Films by Cal Poly Students to be Shown at SLO International Film Festival

Graphic from a poster advertising "Short Cuts" Short Cuts, short films by Cal Poly students, will screen during the SLO International Film Festival at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the Fremont Theater. The films convey stories of self-discovery through love, loss and lots of laughter while transcending generations. Get a glimpse of tomorrow’s filmmakers at work today — the best of creative writing, cinematography and film editing at Cal Poly. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $5 for Film Society members, and free for all students. Visit for tickets. The Fremont Theater is located at 1035 Monterey St. in San Luis Obispo. For more information about the event and the student films, visit

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Faculty & Staff

EHS Helps College of Engineering Make 3D Metal Printing Safer

With help from Environmental Health and Safety, the Industrial Manufacturing Engineering Department has elevated its Learn by Doing experience with the introduction of a new selective laser melting 3D printer. Located in the Brown Engineering Building, the printer is currently on loan to the university from the Lawrence Livermore National Lab, which is collaborating with Cal Poly on cutting-edge research and education for the next generation of engineers. This printer is used to create prototypes and parts from metallic powders and can produce almost any geometric shape that wouldn’t be possible with other conventional manufacturing. It has significantly expanded the kinds of projects students are able to produce and has rapidly expedited the creation process. EHS was a crucial part of testing, data gathering and implementing new procedures to ensure this $500,000 piece of equipment is safe to use. Tim Hastings, environmental health specialist at EHS, worked with IME faculty and students, including Xuan Wang, Martin Koch, Trian Georgeou and Hajime Yamanaka, to evaluate risk factors and work to mitigate hazards. Based on the data collected, the team established proper operational training and implemented an oxygen detector system to detect a possible gas leak. Hastings also helped select protective equipment for students, including goggles, gloves, fire-retardant disposable lab coats, and proper fire extinguishers.


Only Three Days Left to Buy Tickets for March 12 Annual Service Awards Luncheon

Annual Service Awards  LuncheonTickets for the Annual Service Awards Luncheon are available for $15 each. 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 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 for more information. There is limited seating; purchase a ticket now to ensure your attendance at this special event. Buy tickets at

Faculty and Staff Mixer to be Held at Myron’s on March 7

Photo of a quesadilla with a side of salsa.Southwest-style fare will be served at the faculty and staff mixer at Myron’s Bistro from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 7. The menu will offer miniature Southwestern quesadillas, corn tostadas with chicken tinga or vegetarian beyond beef, Southwestern corn salad, chicken empanadas with salsa verde dipping sauce, Caesar salad with toasted pepitas, corn tortilla strips and feta cheese, and of course, chips and salsa. Two glasses of beer or wine will also be included, all for only $5. Attendees will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win lunch for two at Myron’s in a raffle contest. Myron’s is located upstairs in the Dining Complex (No. 19), across from the Rec Center. For additional information, visit

Black Faculty and Staff Association Meeting and Listening Session March 13Logo for Cal Poly Black Faculty and Staff Association

The March 13 Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA) meeting will be a listening session with diversity, equity and inclusion expert Damon Williams and his team. The meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in Fisher Science Hall (No. 33), Room 290. This listening session is an integral component of the yearlong CPX — Cal Poly Experience— project.  BFSA encourages all faculty and staff, retirees and community members to attend. Contact co-chairs Bryan Hubain,, and Camille O’Bryant,, with any questions.


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.

Applications Now Being Accepted for Learn by Doing Scholar Awards 

The Learn by Doing Scholar Awards recognize faculty members who are advancing Cal Poly’s signature pedagogy through research on Learn by Doing. The awards acknowledge scholarly research that goes beyond descriptive examples of Learn by Doing projects and recognizes how faculty are directly contributing to the pedagogical understanding and practice of Learn by Doing. There are two awards each year: the Completed Research Award of $2,000 recognizes research that has been externally reviewed and shared through publication or presentation, and the Proposed or In-progress Award of $1,000 recognizes promising research proposals or research in-progress and supports faculty in completing and sharing their findings. All current faculty members are eligible to apply for either award. Individual and team (collaborative) applications are welcome and may include students and non-Cal Poly researchers. Applications are being accepted through 5 p.m. Monday, March 11. Applicants will be notified in May, and winners will be publicly recognized by the president during Fall Conference 2019. Application procedures and criteria for the award categories are available on the Kennedy Library website at The Learn by Doing Scholar Awards were established in 2014 and are financially supported by the Library Dean’s Advisory Council in recognition of the quality, significance and impact of Learn by Doing scholarship.

Workshop on Effective Management Styles Set for March 14

Logo for Empathia, with tagline reading Good for People. Good for Business.A manager sets the tone for an organization through the appropriate management style. Explore effective approaches to managing employees in a workshop from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in the University Police Training Room (No. 36, Room 105). The content will include the nature of the changing workforce and three approaches to managing employees — coaching, counseling and teaching. Register here on the Cal Poly Learning Hub for the workshop, which is hosted by Employee and Organization Development from Cal Poly's employee assistance provider, Empathia.

Accessibility Workshops Available to Faculty Members This Spring

Close-up illustration of a computer keyboard with a green "access" key Interested in creating accessible learning materials for your students? The Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) offers the following accessibility workshops for faculty members in spring 2019:
— Creating Accessible Course Materials: April 15-May 12. Join faculty peers in an online, four-week workshop to create accessible course materials. This workshop covers principles of universal design, PolyLearn tools, accessible documents, video captioning and an Accessibility Action Plan. A $300 stipend is available for those eligible. Expect to spend 28-40 hours over four weeks. Enrollment is limited. Learn more and register.
— Self-Paced Accessibility Workshops: Would you like to attend an accessibility workshop on your own time, at your own pace, in your own space? The CTLT offers three online, self-paced workshops to help faculty create accessible instructional materials. A $100 stipend per workshop is available for those eligible. Expect to spend seven to 10 hours per workshop. Choose from among the following for spring: 

Trainings on University Recruitment Process to be Offered March 27

Human Resources will offer a training session on the university’s recruitment process on Wednesday, March 27. The Talent Acquisition — Recruitment Process Training provides step-by-step guidance through the revised recruitment process and is required for all individuals serving on a staff or management hiring committee. Come learn and explore new resources, forms and processes as they pertain to recruitment. Course content includes recruitment data plan, revised HR101 and HR101B forms, application scoring rubric, interview guide, compensation and updated outreach guidelines. Sign up here.

View a New NINJIO Training Video on Avoiding a Mobile Data Disaster

Illustration of a hotel with a sinister looking face peering at it.This month’s new NINJIO information security training episode, “C’est la vie Chamonix,” explains how Marriott’s recent Starwood Hotel breach occurred. In the video, hackers plan to bypass mobile device management software to gain access to sensitive data using inside contacts, custom servers and text message phishing.  To learn more about these kinds of attacks and how to avoid falling victim to them, check out the video on the Cal Poly Learning Hub under the Staff and Faculty Training tab on the My Cal Poly Portal.

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: Completed forms must be received by the Academic Senate by Friday, March 8. Questions? Call the Academic Senate Office at ext. 6-1259.

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 here to RSVP as an FSP coach.

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Christine CobbChristine Cobb, analyst in the Agribusiness Department, will retire in March following 20 years at Cal Poly. Cobb received the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences' Outstanding Staff Award in 2018 and was named the Cal Poly Outstanding Staff Member of the Year in 2010. Several areas across campus have benefited from her kindness, generosity and professional acumen, including the Agribusiness Department, the CAFES Dean's Office, and the Architectural Engineering Department. The campus community is invited to attend a retirement party from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in the Smith Alumni and Conference Center (No. 28) before she and her husband depart on a four-month road trip in their RV.

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Campus Announcements

Receive Bonus Dining Dollars with a Gold Plate Club Meal Package

The Gold Plate Club is offering a money-saving dining opportunity with bonus Dining Dollars for faculty and staff who don’t want to purchase a full meal plan. From now until March 15, purchase the 100- or 60-meal package and receive $50 in extra Dining Dollars. Purchase the 40-meal package and receive $35 extra. Purchase the 25-meal or lunch package, and receive $15 extra Dining Dollars. Save up to 40 percent in dining with a Gold Plate Club membership and have the luxury of eating at 805 Kitchen for as little as $6.50. Additional Dining Dollars can be used at any eatery on campus except Myron’s. These packages will expire by the end of the academic year. For more information, visit To join, go to your “Money Matters” tab on the Cal Poly Portal and purchase a meal package.

International Women's Day Activities to be Held March 4-8

Flyer for a speaking event for International Women's Day with a photo of guest speaker Shohreh Niiki and title of her talk, From Tehran to SLOThe Cal Poly International Center is hosting 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.

Project Management Professional Certification Exam Preparation Class Offered April 15-17

Photo of two people looking at a blackboard which is covered in sticky notes.Cal Poly Extended Education will offer a Project Management Professional Certification Exam Preparation Class from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 15-17. This class will prepare individuals to pass the Project Management Institute's Project Management Professional Certification Exam. The class includes an extensive overview of the 10 project management subject areas: integration, scope, schedule, cost, quality, resource, communication, risk, procurement and stakeholder management. Participants will hone their expertise to a razor-sharp edge during a comprehensive review of the 10 major project management subject areas. This class satisfies the 35-contact hour requirement participants need to qualify to take the PMP examination. Learn more here or by calling ext. 6-2053.

Photo of torsos of two people sitting opposite each other, gesturing with handsDo you need legal advice? ASI has contracted with San Luis Obispo attorney Jeff Radding to provide free legal advice to the campus community. This service is available to current students, faculty and staff. Radding provides a free 15-minute consultation by scheduled appointment. No matter what the issue, advice and guidance is available. Winter quarter appointments are now available from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, March 8. To schedule an appointment, call the ASI Business Office at ext. 6-1281. Consultations are held in the ASI Business Office conference room located on the second floor of the McPhee University Union in Room 212.

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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.


Mario EspinozaMarch 7 Seminar to Explore the Effects of Immigration Policies on Health

Are immigration policies anti-health? Find out at the Center for Health Research's health disparities seminar with Cal Poly guest lecturer Mario Espinoza, a lecturer in the Ethnic Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies departments. He will discuss his research from 11:10 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 7, in the Baker Center for Science and Mathematics (No. 180), Room 101. Espinoza is currently finishing a doctorate in sociology at UC Santa Barbara. He is studying, along with Santa Barbara County Health, barriers that exist for accessing health services among Latinx immigrant communities in northern Santa Barbara County. For more information, email

Theatre and Dance Department Presents Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ March 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.

San Francisco Symphony Horn Player to Present Master Class March 9, Perform in Concert March 10

Jessica ValeriJessica 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

Photo of the group Ladysmith Black MambazoLadysmith 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​.

Documentary Filmmaker Guillermo Garcia Lopez to Screen ‘Delicate Balance’ March 13

Join documentary filmmaker Guillermo Garcia Lopez for a screening of his award-winning film "Delicate Balance" from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in the Advanced Technology Laboratories (No. 7), Room 2. A discussion about globalization, urban planning and social justice will follow. This event is free and open to the Cal Poly community. 

Monty Python’s 'Spamalot!' Comes to the PAC on March 14

Promotional photo of cast members, including one holding a giant container of Spam, in a production of Spamalot!Monty Python’s "Spamalot!" will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in Miossi Hall, presented by Cal Poly Arts. "Spamalot!" continues its search for the Holy Grail in an encore Central Coast engagement. This outrageous musical comedy is lovingly ripped off from the film classic, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” with book by original Python Eric Idle and music and lyrics by the Grammy Award-winning team of Idle and John Du Prez. "Spamalot!" tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen, and bright, show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons audiences worldwide are eating up "Spamalot!" Tickets range from $69-$99 and can be purchased at the Cal Poly Ticket Office from noon to 6 p.m., by calling ext. 6-4849, or online on the PAC website.

Jacob Jonas The Company Performs at the PAC on March 15

Promotional photo of acrobatics being performed by three individuals.Jacob Jonas The Company will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, March 15, in Spanos Theatre, presented by Cal Poly Arts. The Los Angeles-based company is gaining a national profile for its honest storytelling and visceral dance performances. Led by 26-year-old namesake Jacob Jonas, the group is widely recognized for its combination of break dance, acrobatics and contemporary ballet techniques through narrative exposition. Jonas was included in the “25 to Watch 2018” by Dance Magazine and “Best of LA 2016” by LA Weekly. Tickets are $36 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 International Center to Sponsor Feature Film 'Campesino' at San Luis Obispo International Film Festival

 6 days of film, wine and fun on the cinematic Central Coast"Campesino," a peek into a world of rural Cuba that few have seen, will be shown at 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 15, and 4:30 p.m. and 10:15 a.m. Saturday, March 16 at Downtown Cinemas. "Campesino" is a feature-length documentary that celebrates the lives of Cuban tobacco farmers as introduced to us by one American whose passion has been photographing them for over a decade. Salt Lake City resident and amateur photographer Carl Oelerich introduces viewers to the Campesino life where, two hours west of Havana in the rust colored fields of Vinales, is a place that is famous for growing the best tobacco in the world. Learn more about the film here. Purchase tickets at

Cal Poly Choirs’ Concert ‘All of Us’ Tackles Issues of Diversity and Inclusion on March 16

Members of the Cal Poly Choirs are shown in a group photo.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.


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, 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.

Sunday, March 10
Softball vs. Iowa State, Bob Janssen Field, 10 a.m.
Baseball vs. Columbia, Baggett Stadium, noon.
Men’s Tennis vs. Denver, Mustang Courts, noon.

Saturday, March 16
Men’s Tennis vs. Utah, Mustang Courts, noon.

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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. 

#105205 — Lead Coordinator, Women and Gender Equity Initiatives, Cross Cultural Centers (Student Services Professional III), Student Affairs — Cross Cultural Centers — Gender Equity Center. $4,554-$6,488 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $4,554-$5,167 per month.) Open until filled. (Review begins March 22.) 

#105208 — Alumni Engagement Specialist (Administrative Analyst/Specialist — Exempt I), University Development — Alumni Relations. $3,897-$6,846 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $4,250-$4,750 per month.) Open until filled.   

#105209 — Administrative Coordinator (Administrative Support Coordinator II), University Development — Alumni Relations. $3,115-$5,475 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $3,115-$3,925 per month.) Open until filled.   

#105210 — Outreach Specialist (Public Affairs/Communication Specialist I), Student Affairs — University Housing. $2,923-$5,129 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $4,000-$5,000 per month.) Open until filled. 

#105211 — Diversity and Inclusion Outreach Specialist (Administrator I), Office of University Diversity and Inclusion. Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected. Open until filled. (Review begins March 29.)

#105207 — On-call Dispatcher (Police Dispatcher I), Administration and Finance — University Police Department. $3,096-$5,439 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $3,800-$4,500 per month.) Open until filled. 

#105204 — Coordinator of Advancement (Administrative Support Coordinator II), Student Affairs — Athletics — Development. $3,115-$5,475 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $3,500-$4,200 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.

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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.

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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. Position open until filled.

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