Cal Poly Report — May 29, 2019 


Groundbreaking for Cal Poly Food Pantry Garden Set for June 4

Logo reading Cal Poly Food Pantry GardenCal Poly Campus Health and Wellbeing, along with the Honors Program and staff from the Facilities Energy, Utilities and Sustainability department have secured space for the first Cal Poly community garden. In 2018, the CSU Chancellor’s Office awarded $130,000 to Cal Poly to support Basic Needs. The funding includes $30,000 for The Sustainable Food Hub Project, which provides accessible services, support and resources such as the Cal Poly Farmer’s Market, the Food Pantry Garden and the Cal Poly Food Pantry. The garden will provide the campus community a space to grow their own food while also allowing those gardeners to grow vegetables for the Cal Poly Food Pantry, supporting food insecure students. Supporters anticipate the garden will increase awareness of food security issues, educate the community on the importance of local food and build networks of people interested in these topics. Students, staff or faculty members interested in a garden space are encouraged to apply. A groundbreaking will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, June 4, on the Health Center (No. 27) lawn near the Cal Poly Recreation Center climbing wall. The campus community is encouraged to show support. Campus community members can RSVP for the groundbreaking and apply for a garden space at

Share Your Thoughts in Customer Satisfaction Survey and Win

Graphic reading Tell us and Win! Administration and Finance Customer Satisfaction SurveyAdministration and Finance wants to hear from you. From now through June 19, all students, faculty and staff have an opportunity to provide feedback on their experiences with all things A&F. This confidential survey will help determine which areas, including Human Resources, Facilities, Police Services, as well as every other unit and department within A&F, are performing well or may need improvement. The survey will be accessible through a personalized link that was emailed to all students, faculty and staff on May 28. The email will come from AFD Customer Satisfaction Survey. If you don’t see it in your inbox, please check your junk mail folder. The feedback and input from these universitywide surveys will help A&F create a better campus climate through improved services and new amenities. Participants are being asked to rate only the departments from which they have received services. Each time a participant completes a survey their name will be added into a drawing for a chance to win one of nearly 75 gifts, including Starbucks gift cards, tickets to shows at the Performing Arts Center, gift baskets, free meals at 805 Kitchen and a week’s entry into the Cal Poly Recreation Center. Tell us and win.

Cal Poly Corporation Board of Directors Meeting Set for May 31

The board of directors of the Cal Poly Corporation will hold a regular meeting at 8:30 a.m. Friday, May 31, 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.

Community Service Awards Celebrate Contribution to Community Service

In the photo, students, staff, faculty and community partners pose for a photo with President Armstrong and San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Debbie Arnold after the awards. Members of the Cal Poly community gathered May 16 to celebrate the 33rd annual Cal Poly Community Service Awards. The awards were presented to students, faculty, staff, clubs and university partners for their contributions to unmet community needs and building Learn by Doing partnerships between the university and the community. In the photo, students, staff, faculty and community partners posed with President Armstrong and San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Debbie Arnold after the awards. Awardees are:
Significant Contribution — Student Team: Gabriella Alvarez, Tayler Garis, Nicholas Herring, Nicolas Leachman and Samuel Nishi
Significant Contribution — Organization: American Medical Student Association and Pre-Dental Society
Greek Community Contribution: Chi Omega
Significant Contribution — Staff: Kate Auslen
Significant Contribution — Faculty: Unique Shaw-Smith
Service Learning — Faculty: Candace Winstead
Service Learning — Faculty Team: Stacey White and Kent Macdonald
AmeriCorps Member of the Year: Ashley Priest
Outstanding Community Partner: Special Olympics

Check the Campus Temporary Signage Policy Before Posting a Flier or Advertising an Event

Through Campus Administrative Policy 140 the university seeks to foster and sustain a forum for the free, civil and orderly exchange of ideas values and opinions. Section 144.6 specifically governs the posting of temporary non-commercial signage (signs, posters, fliers, banners and similar materials). Signs may be posted on public bulletin boards or on stakes in landscape beds. Department-owned public bulletin boards or personal boards are under their respective purview. Staff, faculty and other campus community members who would like to post print materials should reference CAP 144.6 prior to distributing materials and ensure that any student organizations they work with are advised of campus policy as well. To obtain a list of public bulletin boards or ask additional questions, contact

Kennedy Library Calling for Campus Submissions on Visual Information by June 7

Photo of two people labeling a drawing of a heart on a whiteboardKennedy Library is seeking submissions from the campus community for an upcoming exhibition focusing on the diversity of visual communication. Society is consumed by images from the news and social media to advertising and on the web, but people don’t just consume images, they create them. These images communicate messages — they inform. At their best, this visual communication tells a story that draws us in, compels us to think differently about critical issues, and makes visible something otherwise unseen. Kennedy Library's exhibition will draw from a multitude of methods in courses and activities across the campus, and display the influences of visual communication in a wide range of fields including statistical data, geography, art, design, engineering, business, entrepreneurship, performance and physics. Kennedy Library is calling for submissions from faculty, staff and students who represent unique perspectives on their visual understanding the world, within their research, classes and co-curricular activities at Cal Poly. Submissions should touch on one or more of the following themes: Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice; Environment and Sustainability; Technical Communication; and Creative Expression. The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 7. Learn more about how to submit at Anyone with questions can contact Catherine Trujillo at or Mark Cabrinha at

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Student Success

Thesis Show for Graduating Art and Design Seniors Set for May 31-June 14

Graduating seniors with concentrations in studio art, photography and video, and graphic design will display their most accomplished and current work during the BFA Show in the University Art Gallery from May 31 through June 14. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 31, in University Art Gallery, located in the Dexter Building (No. 34). The show exhibition, titled "What the Wall Said," is free and open to the public. Come witness the culmination and refinement of the variety of skills taught in the Art and Design Department. Works will be shown by Rachel Alman, Kori Tyler Bartlett, Victoria Berceau, Riley Chapman, Christopher Dahl, Alexa De Cardenas, Melanie DelaCruz, Claire Ferguson, Nick Imbriale, Devin Jane, Elvis Li, Eva Olsen, Emily Musgrove, Ian Pearman, Kaiya Peralta, Linda Polley-Wald, Mary Powell, Haley Sylvers, Hannah Travis, Michelle Leigh Watson and Grace Wodecki. Learn more at

Nine Projects Need Support on Spur Change Crowdfunding Platform

Spur Change logoNine projects are seeking support this spring through Spur Change, a digital crowdfunding platform launched last fall where colleges, units, programs, clubs and organizations can secure funding for projects that enhance the Learn by Doing experience. Hosted and managed by Annual Giving, the Spur Change platform gives project sponsors the opportunity to use the power of crowdfunding by reaching out to networks to raise funds for their featured projects. Visit to learn more and donate. By giving, you can help: support 175 fifth-year architecture seniors raise funds for their end-of-the-year thesis exhibit; support the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Perspectives and Impact Conference on campus; support the design and construction of an exoskeleton to allow a student with cerebral palsy to walk; help the Cal Poly Disc Golf club raise money to construct a course; assist students in the National Electrical Contractors Association Club enhance infrastructure in Ghana; send nine students in the Women’s and Gender Studies Department to the National Women’s Studies Association Conference; fund scholarships to alleviate financial stress for students with unpaid internships; support ongoing Aware Awake Alive research and awareness through WITH US; and support WOW leader training, events and programming. Learn more here.


Three students seeking internships pose outside the Cal Poly Recreation Center.Did you know that of all the college students who participate in internships during college, half of those are unpaid? Internships are one of the most important factors employers use when deciding whether to hire a recent college graduate — a troubling finding when some students cannot accept unpaid positions. The Career Services Internship Scholarship Program will allow Career Services to offer funding for unpaid internships for the first time and help students who lack the financial means gain invaluable career experience. Even a small donation of $5-$10 can have an impact. To donate, visit

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Faculty & Staff

Communications Specialist Joins Office of the ProvostKeegan Koberl

Provost Kathleen Enz Finken has announced Keegan Koberl as the Academic Affairs communications specialist. Koberl started in his new role earlier this month. “I am excited to be returning to campus and truly grateful for the opportunity to serve the university’s students, faculty and staff,” Koberl said. He graduated from Cal Poly in December 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in history and previously worked in the district office of Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham. He will work closely with Enz Finken and incoming Interim Provost Mary Pedersen to develop communications and marketing strategies for the Office of the Provost designed to best serve Academic Affairs and the university. For more information or to introduce yourself, reach out to Koberl at

Tanya Flushman Appointed Co-Director of CSU Center for Advancement of Reading and Writing

Tanya FlushmanTanya Flushman, associate professor in the School of Education, was appointed as the co-director of the CSU Center for the Advancement of Reading and Writing. CAR/W is dedicated to strengthening literacy education in California through developing high school and middle school curriculum, producing resources for faculty, addressing issues in teacher preparation and supporting statewide efforts related to literacy. Flushman’s recent research and scholarship emphasize disciplinary literacy learning, particularly in the field of science. This practice-based work has involved classroom teachers in implementing integrated instruction.

Career Services Accepting Donations of Professional Clothing for Annual Clothing Closet Through Sept. 20

Photo of different articles of clothing including a shirt, blouse, work pants, dress and button-down shirt.Career Services will host its annual Clothing Closet event on Friday, Sept. 27, for the purpose of providing free, work-appropriate clothes to students in need. First impressions can significantly impact a student’s chances for success, and many students struggle to afford professional clothing for career fairs and interviews. Faculty and staff are asked to consider donating dry-cleaned, gently used, contemporary professional clothing. For more details on appropriate donations, refer to this resource: Clothing Closet. Donations can be dropped off at Career Services (No. 124) through Sept. 20. Metered and 30-minute staff parking is available nearby. Questions? Call Career Services at ext. 6-2501.

Newer Faculty Breakfast Set for June 7 

Photo of breakfast foods, including coffee, croissants, orange guide and fruit.All newer faculty (tenure-line faculty and lecturers) are invited to the Spring Quarter New Faculty Breakfast from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Friday, June 7 — the last day of classes — in the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology Learning Commons, located in Kennedy Library (No. 35), Room 209. The event is an opportunity to reconnect with other recent hires from across campus and to reflect on the year's experiences. The theme of this breakfast is professional mentoring and growth, work/life balance, and well-being. A hot breakfast and coffee catered by SLO Provisions will be provided, starting at 8:30 a.m. Register to ensure enough food is ordered, and feel welcome to bring a faculty colleague. Register here.

Some Applications Unavailable During PeopleSoft Upgrade June 7-9

The Student Administration, Human Resources Administration and Student Center applications accessed through the My Cal Poly Portal will be unavailable from 5 p.m. Friday, June 7, to noon Sunday, June 9, for a required upgrade to the PeopleSoft system. During the maintenance window, links in the “Employee Info” and “Personal Info” sections of the “Personal Info” tab on the portal will also be unavailable. This upgrade is required to ensure that Cal Poly stays up to date with security patches and bug fixes. If you have questions or need help, contact the ITS Service Desk at ext. 6-7000 or

Cal Poly Black Faculty and Staff Association logoBlack Faculty and Staff Association Invites Campus Community to June 5 Meeting

The Cal Poly Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA) invites interested faculty and staff to its June meeting from 12:10 to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, in UU 219. The association’s vision, mission and events are available on the BFSA website. Contact co-chairs Bryan Hubain,, and CamilleO’Bryant,, with any questions.


Scholarship Nominations Due June 7 to Recognize Student Who Has Overcome Tragedy or Hardship

The Courtney Elizabeth Smyth Memorial Scholarship was established in 2000 to honor the memory of Courtney Elizabeth Smyth, a Cal Poly student whose short life was marked by a spirit of resilience in the face of adversity. Each year since its inception, the university has been able to acknowledge a truly unusual student who has overcome personal tragedy or hardship, suggesting an inner strength and a commitment to maintain academic progress. The awardees have collectively formed a legacy of perseverance that is both humbling and inspiring. The scholarship amount is $6,000. Send letters of nomination to Joy Pedersen at, or the Dean of Students Office, located in the Science Building (No. 52), Room E7, by Friday, June 7. Letters should include the name of the nominee, a description of the nominee’s personal strengths and potential for success and insight into the character of the nominee and his/her ability to excel under personal adversity.

Learn How to Spot Email Scams in New NINJIO Training Video 

Illustration of two men, one looking down at the floor, to illustrate a training video on email scamsIn this month’s four-minute NINJIO information security video, “It’s Not What You Think,” hackers threaten to release embarrassing web cam footage of an employee unless he hands over thousands in Bitcoin. The Information Security Office see these kinds of fake emails land in the email inboxes of faculty and staff every day. Check out the video and see for yourself how to recognize spoofed emails, verify legitimate senders and avoid costly scams. This episode and past NINJIO training videos are available on the Cal Poly Learning Hub under the Staff and Faculty Training tab on the My Cal Poly Portal. 

Workshops Available for Managers on Performance Management and Progressive Discipline

Photo of a hand with a marker underlining the word Performance Human Resources will offer several two-hour sessions for MPP (Management Personnel Plan) employees in May. According to the Corporate Leadership Council, fair and accurate feedback can improve an employee's performance by 39 percent. One of the keys to effectively supervising others is performance management — being clear about expectations, evaluating and documenting performance, providing ongoing feedback, and planning with your employees for their development.  And, if there is a pattern of unacceptable performance, a disciplinary action may be necessary. Human Resources will offer sessions on “Performance Management and Evaluation” and “Progressive Discipline and Corrective Action.” The Performance Management workshop highlights the value of the performance management process, provides tips and tools for preparing and delivering the evaluation, and offers important do's and don’ts. The Progressive Discipline workshop highlights communicating performance expectations, documenting performance problems, coaching employees to success, and provides tools for corrective action. Registration is limited to MPP employees. The sessions are (click the links to register; if no courses are visible, select “Express Interest”):
Performance Management and Evaluation: Thursday, May 30, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m.
Progressive Discipline and Corrective Action: Friday, May 31, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.



Richard N. SavageRichard N. Savage, Ph.D., dean of graduate education, will retire from Cal Poly on July 15. Savage will be honored with a retirement reception from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 13, on the patio between the Science Building (No. 52) and the Baker Center for Science and Mathematics (No. 180). “Teaching and impacting students’ lives at Cal Poly has been my greatest joy,” Savage said. “I am looking forward to new adventures in retirement and hope that I can continue to contribute to the academic and spiritual foundation of young engineers and scientists.” Savage, who has been with Cal Poly since 2003, previously served as department chair for both the Biomedical Engineering and the Materials Engineering departments. He was named director of graduate education in 2013 and was selected as dean in 2017. “I am grateful for Dr. Savage’s years of service and his commitment to our students. He has provided excellent leadership with the goals of strengthening our graduate programs and increasing their visibility,” said Provost Kathleen Enz Finken. “I wish him all the best in his retirement.” For more information about the reception, contact Kim Infante at ext. 6-6554 or

Provost Kathleen Enz Finken

All staff and faculty are welcome to join President Armstrong for a retirement celebration honoring Provost Kathleen Enz Finken on Wednesday, June 5, in the Rossi Grand Lobby of the Christopher Cohan Performing Arts Center. Refreshments will be served from 3:30 to 6 p.m., with remarks at 4 p.m. Stop by to extend your appreciation and good wishes to Enz Finken, who is retiring from Cal Poly after serving seven years as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.



Al Hauck

Al Hauckdepartment head of the Construction Management Department, will retire in July after 17 years of service at Cal Poly. Hauck received the Bautzer Faculty University Award from the CSU Division of University Advancement, and the Provost’s Leadership Award for Partnership in Philanthropy. He has served 15 years on the board of trustees for the accrediting body American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). Hauck was integral in the private fundraising for the Construction Innovations Center (No. 186); it would not be the building it is today without his dedication. The campus community is invited to attend a retirement party from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, in the Smith Alumni and Conference Center (No. 28).


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Catastrophic Leave

Heidi Schreck, administrative support coordinator in Financial Aid, 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 Linda Ortiz at ext. 6-1304 or to request a donation form.

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Campus Announcements

New Mentoring and Networking Platform Available for Students and Alumni

Photo of three people walking near Dexter Lawn with text reading Cal Poly Career ConnectionsCareer Services and Alumni Engagement have partnered to launch Cal Poly Career Connections, an exclusive online networking and mentoring platform for Cal Poly students and alumni. Career Connections offers students a way to easily connect with alumni to seek career advice and mentoring.  The platform provides alumni an opportunity to support and engage with current students and to network with other alumni. The platform launched for alumni on May 16. Students will be invited to join on June 3 and can log in through their portal. Cal Poly faculty and staff who graduated from Cal Poly are invited to join Career Connections as alumni mentors. For more information, visit


Photo of a strawberry smoothieVolunteers Needed for Nutrition, Heart and Gut Health Research

Faculty and student researchers from the Food Science and Nutrition Department are looking for postmenopausal women to participate in the ReCHARGE with Strawberries project, a research project looking at the impact of strawberries on heart and gut health. Women who participant will be eligible to receive $350, free gut microbiome and heart health assessments, and a free diet consultation driven by participant goals. If you or someone you know are interested in participating, learn more by visiting, calling ext. 6-1175, or emailing

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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.


Free Music Department Recitals to be Held May 31 and June 4, 7

Graphic reading Music Department Free EventsThe Music Department has numerous free student recitals through the rest of the academic year. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 31, "An Evening of Woodwinds and Strings" will be held at the United Methodist Church in San Luis Obispo. Several Cal Poly music ensembles will perform a variety of traditional and contemporary repertoire featuring woodwind and string instruments. The concert will include performances by a woodwind quintet, saxophone ensembles, string quartet and cello ensemble. At 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, Polyrhythmics, Cal Poly's percussion ensemble, will perform in the Performing Arts Center Pavilion. The concert will feature Ed Argenziano's popular “Stinking Garbage,” a Stomp-like number that puts waste management items to musical use — including a kitchen sink! At 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 7, "All That Brass" will be presented by at the United Methodist Church. A variety of brass ensembles will perform, as well as the Cal Poly Trombone Choir and a faculty trio. For more information and a complete event listing, visit the Music Department calendar website or call ext. 6-2406. 

‘RSVP XXIV: Invitation’ to be Staged May 30 at Cal Poly

Photo of a woman holding a guitar in a scene from RSVP.The Music Department’s student production ensemble RSVP will stage its annual transmedia concert, this year titled “RSVP XXIV: Invitation,” at 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, May 28 and 30, in the Pavilion of the Performing Arts Center. This is the 24th season of the series that combines a variety of media elements including music, dance, costume and lighting to convey its story. “This show answers the question: what do heavy metal, a promised land and aliens have to do with each other?” joked RSVP Artistic Director Antonio G. Barata. The production is a thoughtful trace of a famous rock star’s life, the choices he faces during his career, his rise to iconic fame and artistic influence and the invitation to his induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The composition, performance, soundscape and staging combine the creativity of students in Barata’s Sound Design classes with choreography by Evan Ricaurté, an architecture senior. 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.

'Dialogues des Carmelites' to be Screened at the PAC on June 1

Photo from the Metropolitan Opera's Dialogues des CarmelitesThe Metropolitan Opera’s "Dialogues des Carmelites" will be screened in high definition at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 1, in Miossi Hall presented by Cal Poly Arts and Opera SLO. Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the classic John Dexter production of Poulenc’s devastating story of faith and martyrdom. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard sings the touching role of Blanche, and soprano Karita Mattila, a legend in her own time, returns to the Met as the Prioress. Tickets are $12 for students, faculty and staff. They can be purchased at the Cal Poly Ticket Office from noon to 6 p.m., by calling ext. 6-4849, or online on the PAC website.

Cal Poly’s University Jazz Bands to Send Off Director at Jazz Night Concert on June 1

Paul RinzlerPaul Rinzler will direct Cal Poly’s University Jazz Bands for the last time at 8 p.m., Saturday, June 1, in Spanos Theatre. Rinzler has been the director of jazz studies at Cal Poly since 1997. Under his tutelage, the University Jazz Bands have won first place at collegiate jazz festivals and performed hundreds of gigs on and off campus. The concert will feature two big bands — with vocalists — and two combos. Among the pieces to be performed will be one of Rinzler’s compositions, “One More Time.” Other works include “Tank!” from the Japanese anime TV series “Cowboy Bebop;” “Fever,” which was made popular by the great jazz vocalist Peggy Lee; and “I’m Late,” as recorded by Maureen McGovern. Concertgoers are invited to attend a reception honoring Rinzler on the theatre’s patio following the concert. Beginning this fall, Arthur White will be Cal Poly’s new director of jazz studies. White previously served as director of jazz studies at the University of Missouri and Northeastern State University in Oklahoma. Tickets for the concert are sold at the Cal Poly Ticket Office, ext. 6-4849. For more information, visit the Music Department calendar website or call ext. 6-2406.

Cal Poly Choirs to Present ‘For the Beauty of the Earth’ Concert on June 2; Post-Concert Retirement Reception to Honor Jacalyn Kreitzer

Jacalyn KreitzerThe Cal Poly choirs will present a concert titled “For the Beauty of the Earth,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 2, in the Performing Arts Center. It will consist of works about — and inspired by — the natural world. The first half will feature the Chamber Choir and University Singers, with works by Charles Stanford, Claudio Monteverdi, Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky, Johann Sebastian Bach, Imant Raminsh and others. The remainder of the concert will feature the Advanced Women’s Chorus and PolyPhonics. Voice teacher Amy Goymerac will be the soprano soloist on “Les sirènes"  (“The Mermaids”) by Lily Boulanger. Scott Glysson will conduct the concert, and Paul Woodring will accompany the choirs. There will be a post-concert retirement reception honoring Jacalyn Kreitzer in the PAC’s Grand Lobby. Kreitzer has taught voice at Cal Poly for nearly 25 years. A renowned opera singer, she founded the Student Opera Theatre program and directed 15 of its productions. She received the College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Lecturer award in 2002, and in 2015 she was honored for outstanding achievement in the performing arts by ARTS Obispo. 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.

Saxophone Soloist to Perform at Cal Poly Wind Bands Concert June 9

Laura KramerCal Poly’s Spring Band Concert, titled “Color of Sound,” will feature the Wind Ensemble and Wind Orchestra at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 9, in the Performing Arts Center. The Wind Orchestra will open the program with Eric Whitacre’s “Lux Aurumque” (“Light and Gold”) followed by Alex Shapiro’s “Tight Squeeze,” Gustav Holst’s Second Suite in F and Steven Bryant’s “Bloom.” Guest saxophone soloist Laura M. Kramer will perform on James Stephenson’s “Möbius Trip” with the Wind Ensemble, which was part of the national consortium that commissioned the work. The program will conclude with David Maslanka’s Symphony No. 4, which was inspired in part by the composer’s fascination with President Abraham Lincoln, and his funeral train in particular. Kramer, who teaches saxophone and theory at Cal Poly, is a founding member of the Los Angeles-based Noir Quartet. She has performed her original saxophone works at various national concerts, including for the California State University at Fullerton’s annual New Music Festival, North American Saxophone Alliance conferences, What’s Next? ensemble concerts, and for the Midwest Composers Symposium. She performed on Presidio Brass’ “Rhapsody in Brass” album. Director of Bands Christopher J. Woodruff will conduct the concert. Tickets are sold at the Cal Poly Ticket Office, ext. 6-4849. For more information, visit the Music Department calendar website or call ext. 6-2406.

Cal Poly Symphony Concludes Season with Tchaikovskys Symphony No. 4 and Café Musique on June 8

Members of Cafe MusiqueThe symphony will pair the art of tango with personal struggles against fate in its Spring Concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 8, in the Performing Arts Center. The orchestra will be joined by guest ensemble Café Musique for performances of two tangos in the first half — Jacob Gade’s “Jalousie” and Carlos Gardel’s “Por una Cabeza,” both arranged by Tim Simonec, a notable film score composer. Café Musique has performed around the world and on the stages of several world-class music festivals. The group has shared the stage with the David Grisman Quintet, Los Lobos and Doc Severinsen. The group is comprised of violinist Brynn Albanese, accordionist Duane Inglish, guitarist Craig Nuttycombe, Fred Murray, who plays bass and sings, and Eric Williams, who plays guitar, ukulele, bouzouki and sings. Albanese also teaches violin at Cal Poly. The second half of the program will feature Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 in F minor. In a rare departure, the Russian composer explained the meaning of this work — “fate, the decisive force which prevents our hopes of happiness from being realized” — in a letter to his patron, Nadezhda Filaretovna von Meck. Symphony Director David Arrivée will conduct the concert. Tickets 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

The schedule of home events has come to a close for the 2018-19 academic year.

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Job Vacancies

Employment Opportunities

Cal Poly is currently transitioning to a new applicant tracking system. Visit and for available job openings. To apply, go online and complete the application form. For assistance, call Human Resources at ext. 6-2236. 

#105337 — Admissions Officer (Student Services Professional II), Academic Affairs —Admissions — Recruitment. $4,179-$5,942 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $4,179-$4,300 per month.) Open until filled. 

#105342 — Regional Admissions Manager, Honolulu, Hawaii (Administrator I), Academic Affairs — Admissions — Recruitment. Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected. Open until filled. (Review begins June 21.)  

#105343 — Regional Admissions Manager, Chicago (Administrator I), Academic Affairs — Recruitment. Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected. Open until filled. (Review begins June 21.)   

#105344 — Regional Admissions Manager, Pacific Northwest (Administrator I), Academic Affairs — Admissions — Recruitment. Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected. Open until filled. (Review begins June 21.)   

#105345 — Regional Admissions Manager, Northern California (Administrator I), Academic Affairs — Admissions — Recruitment. Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected. Open until filled. (Review begins June 21.)

#105346 — Regional Admissions Manager, Denver (Administrator I), Academic Affairs — Admissions — Recruitment. Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected. Open until filled. (Review begins June 21.)  

#105347 — Regional Admissions Manager, Dallas (Administrator I), Academic Affairs — Admissions — Recruitment. Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected. Open until filled. (Review begins June 21.)

#493131 — Individual Giving Coordinator (Administrative Support Coordinator I), University Development — Fundraising. $34,152 -$59,976/year. (Anticipated hiring range: $42,000-$49,752/year.) Open until filled.

#493332 — Equipment Technician II, Specialized Equipment, Academic Affairs — College of Science and Mathematics — Chemistry and Biochemistry. $3,748-$6,582 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $4,500-$6,250 per month.) Open until filled.

#105328 — Communications Specialist (Public Affairs/Communications Specialist II), Academic Affairs — Orfalea College of Business — Advancement. $3,515-$6,173 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $5,300-$5,700 per month.) Open until filled.   

#105333 — Catalog Coordinator — (Administrative Analyst/Specialist — 12 Month), Academic Programs and Planning — Office of the Registrar — Academic Affairs. $3,288-$6,162 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $4,167-$4,583 per month.) Open until filled.

#105336 — Lead Carpenter. Facilities Services — Carpenter Shop — Administration and Finance. $5,534-$6,340 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $5,534-$6,000 per month.) Open until filled.  

#105334 — Coordinator for Women and Gender Equity Initiatives, Cross Cultural Centers. (Student Services Professional II — 12 Month), Cross Cultural Centers — Gender Equity Center — Student Affairs. $50,148-$71,304 per year. (Anticipated hiring range: $50,148-$51,600 per year.) Open until filled.

#105335 — Pest Control and Spray Specialist. Facilities Services — Landscape Services — Administration and Finance. $2,900-$5,247 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $3,140-$3,885 per month.) Open until filled. 

#105323 — Cal Poly Arts — Marketing/PR Coordinator (Public Affairs/Communications Specialist II — 12 Month), Cal Poly Arts — College of Liberal Arts. $3,515-$6,173 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $4,500-$5,500 per month.)  Open until filled. (Review begins: June 3.)

#105331 — Career Counselor (Student Services Professional II — 12 Month), Career Services — Student Affairs. $4,179-$5,942 per month. (Anticipated hiring range: $4,179-$4,300 per month). Open until filled. (Review begins: June 3.)

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.

#105316 — Full-Time Lecturer — Meat Science, Animal Science — College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences.

#105319 — Full-Time Lecturer — Equine, Animal Science — College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences.

#105315 — Full-Time Lecturer in Goat/Sheep Production, Animal Science — College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences.

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.

Agricultural Management Specialist, Swanton Pacific Ranch, Davenport, California, $22.02-$33.04 per hour.

ASI Employment Opportunities

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

Building Service Worker (Recreational Sports). $15.23/hour with excellent benefits. Position open until filled.

Administrative Assistant II — Recreational Sports. $21.24/hour with excellent benefits. Position closes on June 7, 2019. 

Accounting Supervisor — Business Services. Annual salary of $53,586 with excellent benefits. Position open until filled.

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