Cal Poly Report — Nov. 27, 2019 


Come to Campus Holiday Reception on Dec. 3

President Armstrong and Sharon D. Armstrong invite all faculty, staff, ASI and Corporation employees to a holiday reception from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, in the Rossi Grand Lobby of the Performing Arts Center. Spouses and partners are welcome. In partnership with the Cal Poly Food Pantry, guests are invited to bring canned goods, non-perishable food items, toiletries or a gift card for a local grocery store to the reception; or make a donation online by clicking here. The Cal Poly Food Pantry provides fresh, healthy groceries, canned goods and toiletries to nearly 1,500 students experiencing food insecurities. Your donation, big or small, has a tremendous impact on students. Just $25 provides a week's worth of groceries for four students. Anyone with questions about the event can contact the Office of the President at ext. 6-6000 or

Cal Poly Ranked Second in Nation Among Master’s Universities for Study Abroad

#2 in nation among master's institutions for number of students studying abroadThe Institute of International Education has ranked Cal Poly second among master’s institutions in the U.S. for the number of domestic students studying abroad in the 2017-18 academic year. Cal Poly sent 1,231 students to destinations including Australia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain and Thailand. The Institute of International Education released these rankings in its annual Open Doors report on international education in the U.S. Cal Poly moved up from its third-place ranking last year and seventh from the year prior. The top-ranked institution, James Madison University, sent 1,322 students abroad, making Cal Poly less than one hundred students away from the top-ranking among master’s institutions. Additionally, Cal Poly ranked first in the nation for the number of students sent abroad on mid-length programs (a semester or quarter), fifth for the number of students sent abroad on long-term programs (a full academic or calendar year), and ninth for students sent abroad on short-term programs (less than 10 weeks). Learn more here.

Campus Community Invited to Participate in CPX Book Share and Book Circles

CPX Logo with text reading Share it. Shape it. Change it.Following the campuswide Strategic Diversity Leadership Institute in October, faculty, staff and students were given the opportunity to select books from the CPX Book Bar. Participants were encouraged to read and then share their books. Anyone who would like to share their book can drop it off at the Office of University Diversity and Inclusion, located in the Administration Building (No. 1), Room 209. Those who did not get a book are invited to come by and see what OUDI has available. Campus community members are also invited to participate in a book circle. Anyone interested in participating in or facilitating a book circle is asked to sign up here. Based on the response for each book title, OUDI will form book circles and provide the campus community with more information in January.

Participate in Search for Next CSU Leader 

A listening tour for the search for the new CSU chancellor has started. CSU Trustee Jean Picker Firstenberg, who chairs the Special Committee for the Selection of the Chancellor, has asked that every campus encourage faculty, staff, students and alumni to share their thoughts by providing input virtually. Visit the chancellor recruitment website to learn more or submit a nomination at:

Join the Celebration at Light Up The Holidays Event Dec. 7 in Poly Canyon Village

Graphic with lights and text reading Light Up the HolidaysCampus Dining is helping everyone wrap up the quarter and get a head start on their holiday celebrations with a new event in Poly Canyon Village on Saturday, Dec. 7. The Light Up The Holidays event will give the campus community the opportunity to celebrate another successful quarter with lively music, free cookie decorating, a holiday light display, and shopping with local vendors and artisans. This inaugural event will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Poly Canyon Village plaza. Enjoy time with friends and co-workers and stroll through the beautifully illuminated courtyard and marketplace while noshing on delicious treats from Negranti Creamery and sipping on something delectable from Einstein Bros. Bagels’ hot cocoa station. Check out the Facebook event for more information.   

Cal Poly Plants Three Trees in Honor of Arbor Day

Campus community members pose after a tree planting ceremony in honor of Arbor Day.Campus community members gathered Nov. 19 for a tree planting ceremony to honor a century-old arboreal commitment that has created the most-diverse urban campus forest in the nation. Three trees were planted on North Poly View Drive, the inner campus loop, near the western end of the Baker Center for Science and Mathematics (No. 180) and on the south side of Science North (No. 53). Cal Poly hosts its annual Arbor Day celebration each fall because it is the ideal time of year to plant trees on the Central Coast. Ritter, Cal Poly Landscape Manager Chris Wassenberg, who maintains the university’s Tree Campus USA designation and the campus tree library, and other members of Facilities Management and Development department led the program. The university is among 16 California colleges or universities and more than 380 other schools across the U.S. to carry the Tree Campus USA designation from the Arbor Day Foundation. But Cal Poly stands apart from the rest boasting the largest variety of tree species on a university campus in the nation. Campus officials have inventoried 6,600 trees and nearly 550 varieties in the campus core alone. The coastal live oak (Quercus agrifolia) is the most common tree on campus, but there also are many exotic and rare species. Learn more here.

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Student Success

Student-Grown Poinsettias on Sale Starting Dec. 6

Students working with poinsettias for the annual Cal Poly Poinsettia Student Enterprise ProjectThe Cal Poly Poinsettia Student Enterprise is once again selling plants to the campus and the broader community, with the annual sale kicking off Friday, Dec. 6, at the Poly Plant Shop and running through mid-December. The plants make nice additions to graduation receptions, banquets and general office holiday decor. This year’s poinsettia project offers many shades of red, white, pink and other variegated varieties. Sizes range from small plants in two-inch pots to large poinsettias reaching three feet high, in 10-inch pots. Prices range from $5 to $50. The sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Poly Plant Shop. In addition to poinsettias, the Poly Plant Holiday Sale also features student-made wreaths, centerpieces, succulents, ornaments and gifts. Poinsettias, as supplies last, will be available at the Poly Plant Shop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 through Saturday, Dec. 14. For more information, call ext. 6-1106.

Students Create Robot That Can Extinguish Embers from Dangerous Wildfires

Mechanical engineering student Kylie Fernandez performs a measurement for her team’s Project EMBER project. Photo courtesy Ryan Kissinger.A year after the deadliest wildfire in California history, a team of Cal Poly engineering students has created a robot to detect burning embers and immediately extinguish them with water, potentially protecting residents and their homes. Project EMBER (Economical, Mechatronic, Burn-Extinguishing Robot) is among more than 20 senior projects that was on display Nov. 22 during the Mechanical Engineering Department’s fall Project Expo. The expo included multiple projects focused on making life better for others, including a jogger designed for a 17-year-old disabled girl so she can go on runs with her father; an electronically cooled pillow for those who suffer from insomnia; and a pedaling device that could generate power for developing nations. Read more about the projects.

Cal Poly’s Mustang Media Group Wins More Than 30 National Awards 

Mustang Media Group staff with recent awards.Mustang Media Group, the Journalism Department’s student-run media organization, won 33 national awards at a recent conference in Washington, D.C. The awards were presented at the joint convention of the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) and College Media Association (CMA) between Oct. 31 and Nov. 2. The integrated college media organization took home four first-place awards, 10 second-place, four third-place, and one fifth-place, plus 12 honorable mentions in journalism, broadcasting and advertising for student work published or broadcast during the 2018-19 school year. Among the awards, Mustang News won its first ACP Pacemaker Award — one of the nation’s top honors for a student newspaper. “People talk about the Pacemaker as the ‘The Pulitzer Prize of college journalism,’” said Patrick Howe, journalism professor and Mustang Media Group advisor. “I think it affirms that the work these students are doing is up there with the best of the best.” Mustang News’ editorial team also won Photo of the Year for Environmental Portrait, and the advertising team was awarded first place in Best Media Kit and Best Newspaper Supplement. KCPR, Mustang Media Group’s radio platform, earned Best Radio Newscast for Mustang News on KCPR and second place in Radio Station of the Year at the CMA Pinnacle Awards. View a full list of Mustang Media Group's recent awards

Students Place First in Screenwriting and Promotional Video at the CSU Media Arts Festival

From left, Cal Poly students Matthew Lam, Shanti Herzog and Casey Wieber with their awards at the CSU Media Arts Festival.Three students placed at the 29th annual CSU Media Arts Festival in Los Angeles on Nov. 13, sweeping the top three spots in Screenwriting and first in Promotional Video. The annual CSU Media Arts Festival is a film competition for students in the 23-campus CSU system. The festival gives students an opportunity to present their work for critical review and bridges the gap between students and working professionals in film and media. The competition was a part of the Digital Hollywood media conference, which had workshops and events meant to prepare CSU students to work in entertainment and media. Journalism major Shanti Herzog placed first and third in the Screenwriting category for two original screenplays; English major Matthew Lam placed second in Screenwriting for an original screenplay; and art and design major Casey Wieber placed first in Promotional Video. Read more here.

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Faculty & Staff

Nominations Sought for Outstanding Staff Award   

Staff employees, faculty members, and department or division heads are encouraged to submit nominations for the Outstanding Staff Award. The deadline to submit a nomination for the 2019-20 award is Friday, Dec. 20. To be eligible, nominees must be permanent, full-time employees of the university, corporation or ASI, who have completed at least three years of employment as of Dec. 31, 2019 (10-month employees are eligible). Employees represented by bargaining unit 3 (faculty), former recipients of the award, and student assistants are not eligible. The Outstanding Staff Award selection criteria and nomination form can be found on the Administration and Finance website.

Vet Net Ally Training Offered Dec. 13

The number of military veterans pursuing higher education in the coming years is expected to increase dramatically as veterans take advantage of educational benefits provided by the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill. The Center for Military-Connected Students will host a Vet Net Ally training from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, presented by CSU Veterans Affairs Director Marshall Thomas. This awareness program is designed to educate members of the university community about the needs and concerns of student veterans at Cal Poly. The transition from military life to college life can result in significant culture shock for veterans, so providing a network of allies across campus can create a welcome environment for those who have served their country. RSVP to, and help to establish a network of visible allies to provide support, information and assistance to veterans.

Career Services Diversity Funding Committee Announces Fall 2019 Awards 

Image of cupped palms and text reading Career Services Diversity Funding CommitteeThe 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 funding to campus events that increase understanding of and appreciation for diversity and inclusion. The following DFC recipients are planning events related to diversity and inclusion during winter 2020: 
— Cross Cultural Centers - Womxn of Color Mixer on Jan. 23.
— Orfalea College of Business Multicultural Business Program: 2020 Leadership Beyond the Resume Summit on Jan. 31.
— Robert E. Kennedy Library: Change The Subject on Feb. 4.
— Center for Service in Action: Change the Status Quo Social Justice Leadership Conference on Feb. 29.
— CAED Diversity and Inclusivity: Social Stigmas Workshop Series Winter 2020.
— Men and Masculinity Program: The Men of Color Initiative on March 6.
— Women's, Gender and Queer Studies: Jasbir Puar Talk “The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability” on March 10.
— Pilipino Cultural Exchange: Pilipino Cultural Night on April 24.
University groups and departments can apply for funding to support campus events. The winter 2020 application will be available from Monday, Jan. 6, through Friday, Jan. 24. For more information, visit the Diversity Funding Committee website

New NINJIO Information Security Training Video on Gift Card Fraud 

Illustration of the back of a gift card reading terms and conditions ... with a bar code number This month’s four-minute NINJIO information security video, “Gift Card Fraud,” is especially timely, since a number of faculty and staff have recently been targeted with this type of scam. Watch the video to learn how to recognize a gift card scam and avoid becoming a victim of this type of fraud. All NINJIO training videos are available on the Cal Poly Learning Hub under the Staff and Faculty Training tab on the My Cal Poly Portal. 

Campus Transition to Adobe Sign is Underway

Adobe Sign logoCal Poly is currently in transition from DocuSign to Adobe Sign to route forms and facilitate e-signatures. At this time, no new templates or processes should be created in DocuSign. Moving to Adobe Sign will happen in phases. Administration and Finance will be one of the first divisions to begin the migration. Students, faculty and staff may begin to receive notifications from Administration and Finance via Adobe Sign (using the email address in the coming weeks. By February 2020, all campus divisions will be transitioned to Adobe Sign. The project team will continue to update campus users as the migration progresses and there are more details to share. Anyone with questions can reach out to their area’s Document Unit Coordinator (DUC) or email


Marikay PannoneMarikay Pannone, administrative support coordinator II for the Office of Writing and Learning Initiatives, is retiring after 13 years of service to Cal Poly. Pannone began her work in the Office of the Registrar in 2006 as a records associate and transferred to the Writing Skills Program a year later. She supported the program’s progression to the University Writing and Rhetoric Center, and more recently to the Office of Writing and Learning Initiatives. Pannone has been integral to Graduation Writing Requirement (GWR) program administration, processing the milestone of every Cal Poly student since 2007. Her insight and expertise was instrumental in developing online registration for the Writing Proficiency Exam, and her impact on student success will leave a lasting imprint. The most meaningful part of her job has been witnessing the energy that radiates from students when they accomplish their goals. In retirement, Pannone looks forward to volunteering for Literacy for Life, learning to golf, traveling and spending quality time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Pannone will be honored at the Writing and Learning Center’s Holiday Open House from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6.

Chris KittsChristopher L. Kitts is retiring after more than 24 years of service to Cal Poly. He will be honored with a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, in Fischer Science Hall (No. 33), Room 385. After earning his doctorate from UC Santa Cruz, Kitts arrived at Cal Poly in September 1995, fresh off a post-doctoral appointment at Los Alamos National Laboratory. At that time, he was the first Biological Sciences Department's tenure-track hire in 17 years. Kitts taught mostly general microbiology, microbial ecology, and microbial physiology in his first decade at Cal Poly. He also developed and taught courses in proposal writing for both graduate students and seniors in his department. During this time, Kitts co-founded the Environmental Biotechnology Institute, which was renamed the Center for Applications in Biotechnology when he began as the director in 2011. In 2008, he became chair of biological sciences, taking the department through a major transition as 15 tenured faculty retired in the first two years of his stint as chair. Throughout his time on campus, he has been most recognized for his ability to make people feel welcomed, part of a team, and encouraged to fully express themselves as professionals. His proudest accomplishments are the students who stay connected and bless him with knowledge of their vibrant lives. He’s also proud of the traditions of collegiality and teamwork that he nurtured as department chair, center director, and interim dean of research. In retirement, Kitts is looking forward to working with many more students on wild and improbable research projects as professor emeritus. For more information on Kitts' retirement reception, contact the Office of Research and Economic Development at, or the Biological Sciences Department at

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Campus Announcements

Extended Education to Offer Cloud Academy Professional Certificate Program

Graphic for Extended Education Cloud Academy showing course offeringsExtended Education’s Cloud Academy will begin its sequential cloud series with “Cloud Fundamentals” this winter. The online class will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursday from Jan. 14 through March 5. The Cloud Professional Certificate program consists of three class offerings and is an online, non-credit class series designed for those seeking to understand cloud technology and prepare for a career managing and developing solutions using cloud technologies. The program gives participants a hands-on Learn by Doing experience with Amazon Web Services cloud technologies and prepares them for AWS Cloud Certification exams. Students who complete the three-class series will be awarded a professional certificate and 12 continuing education units (four CEUs per class) from Extended Education. Learn more here or by calling ext. 6-2053. Register here. An online informational session with instructors Kurt Colvin, Ph.D., and Darren Kraker will be offered at noon Monday, Dec. 2. Let us know if you can attend.


Illustration of a California license plate with text reading This is Your Parking PermitLicense plate recognition (LPR) went live across campus at the start of fall quarter. To stay compliant, all faculty and staff must ensure that license plate information is correct and that their vehicle is linked to an active permit. This can be done in the parking account. Once a vehicle is linked to an active permit, the physical permit will no longer be necessary. Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) is collecting the physical parking permits for repurposing, and all campus community members who drop off their outdated permits in the University Police Building (No. 36) may win fun prizes throughout fall quarter. For more information about LPR, visit the TAPS website at Employees are asked to log onto the parking account to make sure their license plate number is correct and linked to an active parking permit. All students, faculty and staff can access and update information, purchase permits, and pay or appeal citations via the parking account.

Ten Projects Need Support on Spur Change Crowdfunding Platform

Spur Change logoTen projects are seeking support through Dec. 4 on Spur Change, a digital crowdfunding platform launched last year 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. To learn more and donate, visit By giving, you can help: support the Cal Poly Black Alumni Chapter’s mission to build and strengthen bonds between alumni and students; help fund medical expenses for the Cal Poly Cat Program; send the Latinos in Agriculture club to a national conference; send members of the Food Science Club to professional conferences; help Imagen Y Espíritu Ballet Folklórico de Cal Poly in its effort to secure, promote, and preserve the Mexican culture; send improvised comedy team Smile and Nod to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer; help Multicultural Business Program students fund the Leadership Beyond the Resume Conference; help students produce and attend TEDxSanLuisObispo; start the Garden Club farm; and send an all-female group of scientists to present research at the World Congress of Herpetology in New Zealand. Learn more here.

Illustration of a snowflake with text reading Information Technology Services Annual Toy Drive, November 18-December 13Information Technology Services (ITS) has teamed up with the Central Coast Toys For Tots again this year for a toy drive benefiting local children in need. Now through Friday, Dec. 13, bring a new, unwrapped toy to one of the campus collection boxes to brighten a child’s holiday. Collection boxes are located in the Pilling Building (No. 14) Room 115, Cotchett Education Building (No. 2), Room, 16, the south entrance of Chase Hall (No. 115), the Natatorium (No. 46), the ITS Service Desk in Kennedy Library's Hub24 Computer Lab (No. 35, Suite 114E), and the Orfalea Family and ASI Children’s Center (No. 133).

Beautiful Bella Montana Unit Now Available for Sale

Photo of the Bella Montana housing community.Interested in living within walking distance to campus? For sale at Bella Montana is a craftsman-inspired three-bedroom, two-bath unit with 1,314 beautifully appointed square feet. The distinct, thoughtfully crafted layout offers stainless steel appliances, bamboo flooring, and a two-car garage. Bella Montana is a unique housing community of 69 individually owned homes designed exclusively for faculty and staff. The community is located within walking distance of restaurants, shopping and schools. Visit for more information.  

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Percussion Sensation STOMP to Perform at the PAC on Nov. 30

Promotional photo for the show STOMPSTOMP will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, in Miossi Hall, presented by Cal Poly Arts. STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty and utterly unique — an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments — matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps — to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Year after year, audiences worldwide keep coming back for more of this pulse-pounding electrifying show. Tickets range from $44-$84 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.

'Madama Butterfly' to be Shown at the PAC on Dec. 1

Promotional image for "Madama Butterfly" operaThe Metropolitan Opera’s "Madama Butterfly," by Italian composer Giacomo Puccini, will be  screened live in HD at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, in Miossi Hall, presented by Cal Poly Arts and Opera SLO. The title character of "Madama Butterfly" — a young Japanese geisha who clings to the belief that her arrangement with a visiting American naval officer is a loving and permanent marriage — is one of the defining roles in opera. The lyric beauty of Puccini’s score, especially the music for the thoroughly believable lead role, has made "Madama Butterfly" timeless. 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.

Pink Martini Featuring China Forbes to Perform at the PAC on Dec. 4

Image of Pink MartiniPink Martini will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, presented by Cal Poly Arts. Pink Martini’s “little orchestra” draws inspiration from the romantic Hollywood musicals of the 1940s and ‘50s, and crosses genres to make an eclectic, modern sound. This concert will include some seasonal pieces from the ensemble’s holiday album "Joy to the World," popular favorites from throughout the band’s 25-year career, and songs from Pink Martini’s latest release, "Je dis oui!," taking the audience on a musical trip around the world to France, Iran, Armenia, South Africa and more. Tickets range from $36-$76 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 Symphony Opens Season with ‘Teamwork’ on Dec. 6

File photo of the Cal Poly SymphonyThe Cal Poly Symphony celebrates the many kinds of teamwork that are uniquely possible on campus in its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in the Performing Arts Center. The program begins with music from the album “Charlie Parker with Strings,” performed by guest saxophonist Dave Becker. The newly formed Cal Poly Chamber Orchestra will perform the first movement of Leoš Janáček’s “Idyll for String Orchestra.” The first of two works that explore the story of Romeo and Juliet will conclude the first half of the performance: the full orchestra will present music from Sergei Prokofiev’s ballet, “Romeo and Juliet,” with large screen projections crafted by student teams from the Art and Design Department, under the guidance of Sky Bergman. The orchestra will join forces with a student team from the liberal arts and engineering studies major to present video game music with visual projections on the interior of Miossi Hall. This immersive experience will include the works “Tetris Theme,” “Advent Rising – Muse” and “Final Fantasy – Liberi Fatali.” The concert will conclude with a performance of Leonard Bernstein’s “Symphonic Dances from West Side Story,” a 20th-century re-telling of the Romeo and Juliet story.  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 Third Annual ‘Holiday Kaleidoscope’ on Dec. 7

File photo from a Cal Poly Choirs' holiday kaleidoscope concert.Cal Poly’s Choirs will continue a tradition of community collaboration in the annual “Holiday Kaleidoscope” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in the Performing Arts Center. This year’s concert will include the Cabrillo High School Madrigal Singers directed by Jennifer Peterson, and the Central Coast Youth Chorus directed by Melody Svennungsen. The directors are both Music Department alumnae. A student orchestra of 25 instrumentalists from the Cal Poly Symphony will be featured on several pieces, including a carol sing along. The University Singers will perform works by C.P.E. Bach, Felix Mendelssohn and more. The Cal Poly Chamber Choir will perform Hans Leo Hassler’s famous “Dixit Maria” as well as a new arrangement of “Deck the Hall” by faculty member Laura M. Kramer. The Cal Poly Women’s Chorus will perform selections from Benjamin Britten’s celebrated “Ceremony of Carols.” PolyPhonics will close the program with Felix Mendelssohn’s “Ave Maria” and John Mackey’s “The Rumor of a Secret King.” Scott Glysson conducts the university choirs, and staff member Paul Woodring will accompany the choirs on piano and organ. 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, Nov. 29
Women’s Basketball vs. Old Dominion, Mott Athletics Center, noon.

Saturday, Nov. 30
Women’s Basketball vs. Lamar, Mott Athletics Center, 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 7
Men's Basketball vs. Siena, Mott Athletics Center, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 14
Men's Basketball vs. Fresno State, Mott Athletics Center, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 19
Wrestling vs. Drexel, Mott Athletics Center, 7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 20
Women's Basketball vs. Seattle, Mott Athletics Center, 1 p.m.

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Job Vacancies

Employment Opportunities

Cal Poly is currently transitioning to a new applicant tracking system. For all available job openings, visit and All new positions opened this week are listed below. To apply, go online and complete the application form. For assistance, call Human Resources at ext. 6-2236. 

#494518 — Laborer, Administration and Finance — Facilities Management and Development. $33,468-$60,576 per year. Anticipated hiring range: $33,468-$37,200 per year. Open until filled.

#494534 — Temporary One-Year Painter, Administration and Finance — Facilities Management and Development. $64,824-$82,848 per year. Anticipated hiring range: $64,824-$68,065 per year. Open until filled.

#494577 — Physician-Primary Care Per Diem, Student Affairs — Campus Health and Wellbeing. $72.10-$126.31 per hour. Anticipated hiring range: $97.85-$111.45 per hour. Open until filled.

For a full list of available jobs, go to and

Faculty Employment Opportunities

Cal Poly is currently transitioning to a new applicant tracking system. Visit and for all available job openings. For assistance, call Academic Personnel at ext. 6-2844. 

There are no new listings at this time.

Corporation Employment Opportunities

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

Director of Campus Dining, Campus Dining. Salary commensurate with experience.

ASI Employment Opportunities

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

Coordinator — Event Management. Annual Salary: $53,586 with excellent benefits. Position open until filled.

Director — Recreational Sports. Annual Salary: $101,530 with excellent benefits. Position open until filled.

Assistant Director — Wellness and FitnessAnnual Salary: $71,837 with excellent benefits. Position open until filled.

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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.

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