Cal Poly Report — Oct. 16, 2019 


Learn the CPX Survey Results Tomorrow 

 Share it. Shape it. CHANGE IT.Hear the results of last spring's Cal Poly Experience (CPX) Survey and listening sessions by watching the livestream from 11:10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at The keynote session in the Cal Poly Recreation Center Multi-Activity Center is sold out, but seats for other sessions are still available, and all sessions will be livestreamed. Diversity expert Damon A. Williams and his team will present the findings and engage the campus in deeper conversations, which continue from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at various locations. The event is free, but registration is required. For those attending in person, download the mobile ticket to your smartphone or bring a printed copy to each session to check-in. Register and find livestream links at

Tickets Available for Oct. 17 Student Leadership Institute Kickoff Event, 'An Evening with Franchesca Ramsey'

Photo of Franchesca Ramsey with text reading An Evening With Franchesca RamseyTickets are available to the Cal Poly community and the general public for “An Evening with Franchesca Ramsey” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in Harold Miossi Hall in the Performing Arts Center.  Franchesca “Chescaleigh” Ramsey is an author, actress, writer, producer and current host of MTV’s popular web series, MTV DECODED. Ramsey’s address is an empowering discussion on cultural issues and coaching for allies in a social media-connected world. Ramsey’s speaking engagement serves as the kickoff event to the Student Leadership Institute, a full day of hands-on leadership skills development and community building opportunities for students on Friday, Oct. 18. Admission is free for all Cal Poly students and employees with Cal Poly ID at the door; tickets are $20 per person for the general public and can be purchased at PolyTix. Admission is free with registration. For a complete list of SLI sessions, visit the Center for Leadership website.


Center for Service in Action Launches Make a Difference Month in October

Graphic urging people to volunteer this October for Make a Difference MonthThe Center for Service in Action is designating the month of October as Make a Difference Month. In the spirit of kicking off the year with a focus on giving back, the monthlong service event aims to connect local organizations with campus community members seeking meaningful service opportunities. The center is actively seeking to partner with San Luis Obispo County organizations and Cal Poly faculty and staff who may be interested in community service opportunities during Make a Difference Month. The campus community is encouraged to consider serving as individuals or as teams from departments and programs on campus. For more information or to sign up for a community service opportunity, visit  Part of the month’s festivities is a Community Volunteer Service Fair to be held on Dexter Lawn from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22.  All members of the campus community are welcome to explore opportunities with a wide spectrum of Community Partner agencies from short-term service to joining boards of directors.

Research Week Oct. 21-23 Will Focus on Big Ideas and Innovation

Research Week October 21-23Cal Poly researchers now have a “week” dedicated to supporting them — and lucky researchers may win an iPad or other prizes. The Office of Research and Economic Development is hosting a series of events on Oct. 21-23 to provide support and enhance collaboration for developing big ideas and innovation in research at Cal Poly. From 3:10 to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, Research Lightning Talks will feature a group of fast-paced, four-minute presentations by research faculty looking for collaborators from departments all over campus. The talks will be followed by a networking session with beverages and hors d’ouevres. A Research Resource Fair will give faculty, staff and student researchers the opportunity to meet with research administration, grants development and sponsored programs staff to learn about support programs, funding opportunities, compliance processes and intellectual property protection. Attendees can get their questions answered, pick up some research swag, and be entered in a drawing to win an iPad or other prizes. This event will be held in Fisher Science (No. 33), Room 285, from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, and refreshments will be provided. Researchers seeking information on how to get started with funded research or improve rejected proposals should attend the Grants 2.0 Workshop from 9:10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23. Representatives from the Office of Research and Economic Development and Hanover Research will present information on grant administration, funders and funding, and proposal development. Both the Research Lightning Talks and the Grants 2.0 Workshop will be held in the University Union (No. 65), Room 220. More information is available on the ORED website or by calling ext. 6-5153.

Cal Poly Corporation Board of Directors to Meet Oct. 25

The board of directors of the Cal Poly Corporation will hold a regular meeting at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 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.

Facilities Fall Summit and Open House Set for Nov. 7-8

Photos of various Cal Poly employees from Facilities Management and Development with text reading Fall Summit and Open House Come to the third annual Facilities Fall Summit and Open House on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 7-8, hosted in the Facilities Building (No. 70). The event kicks off at 9 a.m. Nov. 7 with a coffee-and-mingle hour with the Facilities leadership team, followed by interesting, informative and engaging sessions, a raffle, giveaways and lunch. Interested in sustainability, events, ergonomics, vehicles, construction on campus or just want to learn more information to help make your Facilities requests easier? We have a session for you! Registration will close at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. Go to to view the full agenda and register. Don’t forget to follow Facilities on Inside CalPoly for updates on the Fall Summit and everything Facilities related. Questions? Contact Jessica Hunter at ext. 6-7568 or and the Facilities Help Center at ext. 6-5555 or

Illustration of a needle with text reading Get Your Flu ShotFlu Vaccinations Offered to Employees on Oct. 24 and Nov. 21

Campus Health and Wellbeing has collaborated with Rite Aid Pharmacy and Kennedy Library to bring a flu shot clinic for employees to campus as part of an ongoing effort to promote health and well-being across our community. On Thursday, Oct. 24, and Thursday, Nov. 21, Rite Aid will administer flu vaccinations to employees from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Kennedy Library (No. 35) on the second floor, next to Julian's. Employees may use their insurance benefits (bring your insurance card) or pay $28 for the vaccination. Payment is due at the time of service. Cash and credit cards will be accepted.

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Student Success

Succulentopia to Offer Over 7,000 Plants Oct. 25-26

Photo of a succulent gardenMore than 150 varieties of succulents will be available at Cal Poly's Succulentopia plant sale from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Horticulture Unit at the Poly Plant Shop. More than 7,000 plants will be available for purchase. Five students are involved in the student-run project, one of several such hands-on experiences offered by the university's College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences’ Horticulture and Crop Science Department. The cost of the plants will range from $4.50 to $7 for 4-inch plants. Larger plants are priced accordingly, mostly below $12; 6-inch succulent garden, $12.50; 8-inch succulent garden, $25.

Amateur Radio Club to Host Ham Cram Event on Oct. 19

Worried about becoming an amateur radio operator? Don’t be! The best way to learn about radios and communication is practice. Cal Poly's Amateur Radio Club is devoted to getting you excited about communications and everything else they have to offer. A Ham license is an awesome tool, and the club help you get one by hosting what they call the “Ham Cram.” During this all-day event, the club will teach participants everything they need to know to get their license. The Ham Cram will be start at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, and end about 5 p.m. To learn more and sign up, go to

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Faculty & Staff

Interim Provost Mary Pedersen To Hold Open Office Hours for Faculty on Oct. 31

Graphic for Office Hours with Interim Provost PedersenInterim Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Mary Pedersen will hold open office hours for faculty members who are interesting in speaking with the interim provost, asking questions and learning more about Academic Affairs’ strategic priorities. Open hours for faculty members will be held on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Administration Building (No. 1), Room 301. Halloween snacks and refreshments will be provided. To RSVP for this session, click here. Contact the Office of the Provost at ext. 6-2186 with any questions.

Distinguished Scholarship Award Nominations Due Nov. 4

The Distinguished Scholarship Award recognizes the scholarship, research and creative activity of both junior and senior faculty across all disciplines represented at Cal Poly. Faculty are encouraged to nominate their fellow faculty members for this award as well as notify their students about the award. See the Distinguished Scholarship Award website to read more about the award and view past recipients. Nominations are due by Nov. 4. For more information, contact the Academic Senate office at ext. 6-1258, or

Katherine O'Clair named Associate Dean for Academic Services at Kennedy Library

Katherine O'ClairKatherine O’Clair, who has served as the college librarian for the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Science since 2009 and department head for Academic Services since January 2019, has been appointed associate dean for Academic Services at Kennedy Library. In her 10 years as college librarian for CAFES, she was highly successful in leading and managing innovative programs, services and resources for students and faculty in the college. In recent years, O’Clair completed formal training programs, including Gallup’s Leading High-Performance Teams course, the Library Management Skills Institute, and the Gallup Accelerated Strengths Coaching Course. As associate dean for Academic Services, O’Clair will play a significant role in all aspects of library planning, budgeting, personnel management, operations, communications, and policy development. She brings a unique set of strengths and talents to her new position that will help support a growing Academic Services department, which will incorporate Kennedy Library’s Special Collections and Archives unit. O’Clair will lead all academic and curricular activities under the Academic Services umbrella to ensure the sustainability of the library’s instructional efforts and allow the library to re-affirm its position as catalyst for student and faculty success.

ITS Service Desk Has Moved to the Library

Photo of the exterior of Kennedy Library.The Information Technology Services (ITS) Service Desk, PolyCard Services and Tech Rentals are now serving campus from their new location, Suite 114E in the Hub24 Computer Lab, inside Kennedy Library. The more central location offers students, faculty and staff more convenient access to key technology services. For service information and business hours, visit Anyone with questions can contact the ITS Service Desk at or ext. 6-7000. 

Proposals Due Nov. 4 for Baker/Koob Endowments

The Warren J. Baker and Robert D. Koob Endowments are accepting proposals through Monday, Nov. 4, for student projects that provide hands-on, project-based learning opportunities. The endowments will have $70,000 available to support the proposals. The typical range for grants is a maximum of $2,500 for individuals and a maximum of $5,000 for group projects. A faculty committee representing the six colleges will review proposals. Past grants have represented a wide range of academic programs and ideas. Winners will be announced before the holidays, and projects can begin in January. Students have one year to complete their projects. Detailed information and proposal forms are available on the provost's website.

First Faculty and Staff Mixer of the Academic Year to be Held at Myron’s Oct. 17

Photo of fried zucchini sticks.Come to Myron’s Bistro from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, for this year’s first faculty and staff mixer. The menu will offer mini Reuben sandwiches, fried zucchini sticks, spicy mango barbecue wings, fruit skewers with poppy seed dipping sauce, and roasted pumpkin soup shooters. Two glasses of beer or wine will also be included, all for only $6.50, along with 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 Cal Poly Recreation Center. For additional information, visit

Join ITS to Celebrate Veterans on Nov. 7

Veterans Day Reception November 7thIn honor of Veterans Day and those who serve our country, Information Technology Services (ITS) is inviting all veterans, their families and supporters to join them for some sweet treats from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in the Pilling Building (No. 14), Suite 115. The event is an opportunity for ITS to show its appreciation for the contributions of veterans, but you don’t have to be a veteran to attend — everyone is welcome to come together in support. Anyone with questions or who would like to be kept informed about future events can contact

Canvas Demonstration to be Held Oct. 22

Graphic with the Canvas logo in front of a theater of chairs As Cal Poly transitions from its current Learning Management System (LMS), PolyLearn-Moodle, to Canvas, the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) will provide online resources, workshops, face-to-face consultations, synchronous video consultations, email and phone support. As part of this support, Instructure, the company that created the Canvas LMS, will be providing a one-hour demonstration from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 22, in Kennedy Library (No. 35), Room 209. Topics to be covered include:
— Outcomes, Assessment, and Analytics that support teaching and learning (Instructure).
— Cal Poly-specific information and support.
— Question-and-answer time with Instructure, the CTLT and ITS.
For more information on the Canvas transition, visit

Sprain Strain Workshops Return to Campus Oct. 28-30

Participants in a past Sprain Strain WorkshopBack by popular demand, the Sprain Strain Toolbox Workshops are returning to campus. These sessions will address office ergonomics and are geared toward anyone who sits at a desk. Participants will learn movements and stretching to prevent injury at work and tools to avoid injury due to sprains and strains in all areas of life. Three opportunities will be offered for staff and faculty to participate in this energetic, interactive and entertaining workshop. Participants will enjoy snacks and raffle prizes. Sessions will be held in the Facilities Building (No. 70):
— Monday, Oct. 28: 8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
— Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 29-30: 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m.
The Sprain Strain Toolbox Workshops are sponsored by Facilities Management and Development, and Environmental Health and Safety. To register or for more information, contact Kathryn Villarreal at ext. 6-5427.

Employment Equity Facilitator Training Now Available Online

The Employment Equity Facilitator (EEF) Training is now available on the Cal Poly Learning Hub. Each recruitment search at Cal Poly requires at least one of its members to be trained as an EEF. Now, you no longer need to wait for and attend a workshop to become certified. You can access the online training at any time.  More information can be found on the Office of Equal Opportunity’s EEF website: Questions? Contact

CTLT To Stream CanInnovate Webinar on Oct. 25

On Friday, Oct. 25, the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) will host the CanInnovate Webinar, which will spotlight emerging, creative practices in the Canvas Learning Management System by California Community College faculty, staff and administrators across their 114 colleges. The all-day event will include multiple learning sessions that will be streamed in Kennedy Library, Room 209. A schedule of the sessions may be found here. All faculty and staff are welcome to join any of the sessions. Registration is not required, but is required for lunch. Click here to RSVP for lunch. For more information on the Canvas transition, please visit

CalPERS is Coming to Cal Poly on Oct. 23

CalPERS logoCalifornia Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) will be on campus Wednesday, Oct. 23, hosting workshops to help employees learn more about CalPERS retirement benefits. The workshops include:
— Your CalPERS and You (for early to mid- career members). This class will help members get a head start on understanding their retirement benefits.
— Planning Your Retirement (for members one to five years from retirement). Learn how to plan for retirement and the process of retiring.
Enrollment is limited and attendance is subject to supervisory approval and based on departmental operational needs. Learn more and register. Anyone with questions or needing assistance should contact Human Resources at ext. 6-2236 or

Retired Faculty and Staff Club Meets Nov. 6 for Discussion with 'Lives Well Lived' Filmmaker Sky Bergman

Movie poster for Lives Well Lived filmThe Retired Faculty and Staff Club will hold a luncheon and program Wednesday, Nov. 6, featuring Professor Sky Bergman, who teaches photography and video in the Art and Design Department. Bergman will discuss her her nationally recognized film, "Lives Well Lived," and her plans for the future. Visit to view a trailer for her film. The Nov. 6 event will start at 11:30 a.m. in the Performing Arts Center Pavilion. The cost is $20, and reservations are required. RSVP to Gail Simmons at 805-462-9148 or by Oct. 30. Several reserved parking spots will be available at the Performing Arts Center parking structure (Parking Lot G5). These spots should be used by those challenged to walk a great distance from the parking lot to the PAC lobby. "Lives Well Lived" is a feature documentary film by Bergman that celebrates the incredible wit and wisdom of adults 75 to 100 years old who are living their lives to the fullest. Encompassing over 3,000 years of experience, 40 people share their secrets and insights to living a meaningful life. The film will not be shown at the luncheon.

Campus Announcements

Image of a child in a coat, scarf and beanie with text reading Coats for KidsThis month, the campus community is asked to consider donating a coat to the Coats for Kids drive. This annual campaign, led by Rotaract SLO, collects new and gently used coats of all sizes to donate to families in need on the Central Coast. On behalf of Rotaract SLO, Information Technology Services (ITS) will be collecting coats through Thursday, Oct. 31. There are four collection boxes on campus, located in the ITS main office in the Pilling Building (No. 14) Room 115, the Information Security Office in the Graphic Arts Building (No. 26), Room 101, Chase Hall (No. 115), and at the Service Desk in the Hub24 Computer Lab at Kennedy Library. Questions? Contact Kathryn Hammer at ext. 6-2560 or

Writing and Learning Center Offers Free Tutoring to all Students

Photo of students studying and writing at the Writing and Learning Center at Kennedy Library.The University Writing and Rhetoric Center has transitioned into the Office of Writing and Learning Initiatives. Based out of Kennedy Library, this office coordinates a variety of programs and services, including the Graduation Writing Requirement, and provides a comprehensive menu of academic resources for all students, such as the new Writing and Learning Center. At the Writing and Learning Center, peer consultants offer free tutoring in any subject to all students. Students can engage in individual and small-group tutoring sessions with trained undergraduate consultants on any activity, assignment, writing project or exam. Representatives from the center are available to visit any class, club or committee meeting and present an introduction to the center’s services. The center’s staff also can collaborate on the design and delivery of workshops to address specific student learning objectives or explore other opportunities to develop learning support services. For exact hours and locations of tutoring sessions and more information on the center’s services, visit the Writing and Learning Center website.


Conversations with Cal Poly Authors Available in DigitalCommons@Cal Poly

Poster images, podcasts and transcripts of Kennedy Library's longstanding Conversations with Cal Poly Authors series are now permanently available in the campus institutional repository DigitalCommons@CalPoly. Conversations was launched in 2011 and continues today. This series encourages informal discourse across disciplines and provides a relaxed venue for audience interaction surrounding the content of books our faculty have written. The definitive podcasts and transcripts of these events provide a permanent record of some of the arduous intellectual activity at Cal Poly and the vibrant posters created for the events, which highlight the exceptional talents of Kennedy Library's student graphic designers. Kennedy Library invites you to explore the richness of these events at

Extended Education to Offer Cloud Academy Professional Certificate Program

Graphic reading Cal Poly Extended Education Cloud Academy Professional Certificate Extended Education’s Cloud Academy will begin its sequential cloud series with “Cloud Fundamentals” this winter. This online class will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m., starting Tuesday, Jan. 14, through Thursday, 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 Cal Poly Extended Education. Learn more here or by calling ext. 6-2053. Register here. Let Extended Education know if you're interested in attending an online info session with instructors Kurt Colvin, Ph.D., and Darren Kraker. There's also an opportunity to attend an informational session.

Statistical Consulting Service Available Through Dec.13

The Statistics Department provides a statistical consulting service to the university community to facilitate research design and data analysis in a wide variety of disciplines. Consulting will be available through Friday, Dec. 13, by appointment only. Heather Smith will serve as the consultant. She is available to advise on data collection, experimental design, and analysis of research projects. In addition, the department will be available to lead seminars or tutorials on requested topics and offer advice on various computer packages available at Cal Poly. Faculty, staff and students interested in utilizing the consulting service are encouraged to access the Statistics Department website for additional information, including what to bring to a consulting session. To schedule a consultation, email

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Theatre and Dance Department Announces 2019-20 Season

The Theatre and Dance Department's 2019-20 production season opens with a politically and sexually charged Greek comedy “Lysistrata.” Production dates are Oct. 31-Nov. 2 and Nov. 7-9 at 8 p.m., and Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. In January, the Orchesis Dance Company will be celebrating 50 years with the concert “50” on Jan. 17-18 and 23-25 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. Additionally, in winter quarter, the department will produce Thornton Wilder’s American classic “Our Town” — a remarkably universal yet personal portrait of our collective humanity — on Feb. 27-29 and March 5-7 at 8 p.m. and March 1 at 2 p.m. In May, the season wraps up with the award-winning contemporary musical “The Last Five Years,” — a non-conventional story simultaneously told backward and forward. Shows will be May 7-9 and 14-16 at 8 p.m. and May 10 at 2 p.m. All performances will be held in Spanos Theatre. More information is available on the Theatre and Dance Department’s website.

UC Berkeley Director of Curriculum for Data Science and Information Division to Speak Oct. 17

“The Pedagogy of Data Science: Experiences from UC Berkeley” will be presented by Eric Van Dusen, director of curriculum in the Division of Data Science and Information at UC Berkeley, from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 17, in the Business Building Rotunda (No. 3), Room 213. Data science as a field is being driven by increased demand for statistical applications across disciplines, increased quality of digital information, computing capacity to handle that information, increasing scope of open source software and open science approaches throughout various fields. Teaching data science often requires elements of computer science coding and statistical inference at the same time. UC Berkeley has created a large and popular introductory class in coding and statistics, accessible to all students at the university, and is a replacement for a statistics prerequisite that many majors have. The hurdles encountered in developing this curriculum and the benefits of this pedagogical approach will be presented during this event.

New Director of Jazz Studies to Give Recital with Guests on Oct. 18

Arthur WhiteNew Director of Jazz Studies Arthur White will perform a jazz saxophone recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in the Pavilion of the Performing Arts Center. The program will feature the world premiere of his first long-form jazz work, “Pictures of the Heartland.” The nine-movement suite is a musical homage to a variety of beautiful, if not iconic, landscapes in Kansas and Missouri. White is a Kansas native who spent several years of his professional career teaching and performing throughout the Midwest. He will perform with members of his band, MERGE, as well as vibraphonist Joe Locke and legendary drummer Peter Erskine. Information on White is on the Music Department faculty website. Locke is a three-time winner of the prestigious Jazz Journalists Association Vibraphonist of the Year Award. He is widely considered to be one of the major voices of his instrument. Erskine appears on 700 albums and film scores. He has won two Grammy Awards and was awarded an honorary doctoral degree by the Berklee College of Music. Fifty albums have been released under his name or as co-leader. 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 Music Faculty Showcase Their Expertise in Recital on Oct. 25

Faculty Showcase graphic with 11 photos of faculty members performing at the showcase eventSeveral applied music faculty will perform at the Faculty Showcase Recital at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, in Room 218 of the Davidson Music Center (No. 45). Christopher J. Woodruff, trumpet, and John Astaire, percussion, will perform “Southern Cross” by Mutsuhito Ogino; Laura M. Kramer, saxophone, will perform “Maï” by Ryo Noda; Emily Lanzone, violin, and Ken Hustad, bass, will perform a duet by Reinhold Glière; Lisa Nauful, bassoon, and Barbara Spencer, cello, will perform a concerto by Antonio Vivaldi; and Heidi Butterfield, oboe, and Paul Woodring, piano, will perform a movement of an oboe concerto by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Brynn Albanese and Ken Habib will be joined by guest artists Linda Ashworth, qanun; Troy Hanson, bass; and Keeth CrowHawk, percussion; for three works that share an Arabic melodic mode. Admission is $5 at the door. For more information, visit the Music Department calendar website or call ext. 6-2406.

Kennedy Library’s Conversations with Cal Poly Authors Continues Oct. 25

 Politics, Consumption and Urban Space, 1914-1945"History Professor Molly Loberg will discuss her recent book, "The Struggle for the Streets of Berlin: Politics, Consumption, and Urban Space 1914-1945," with Christian Anderson, assistant professor of German in the World Languages and Cultures Department. Loberg is a Fulbright Scholar and Humboldt Fellow, and in 2013 won the History Article Prize from the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians for the best article by a woman historian in all fields. Anderson engages in phenomenological research on cultural production in German-speaking Europe and has conducted research on Berlin, focused specifically on the central site where the Berliner Stadtschloss is currently being situated. The conversation will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, in Kennedy Library (No. 35), Room 111H. Light refreshments will be served, and the audience will be invited to engage in the conversation. More information about this event can be found here. To explore previous events and podcasts, visit Kennedy Library’s Conversations with Cal Poly Authors page.

Cal Poly Choirs Preview New Season on Oct. 26 with ‘Cry Out!’

Image with three photos of three of Cal Poly's choral groups.The Cal Poly Choirs will present a season preview concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in the San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church. Titled “Cry Out,” the concert celebrates the choral tradition of passionate and powerful singing, said Scott Glysson, director of choral activities. All four Cal Poly choral groups will perform: PolyPhonics, University Singers, the Women’s Chorus, and Chamber Choir. These groups, as well as several soloists, will give the audience a taste of what is to come for the numerous 2019-20 choral concerts. Highlights include John Mackey’s “Rumor of a Secret King,” described as an exciting and rhythmically complex work; a setting of the William Blake poem “The Lamb” by Norwegian composer Kim André Arnesen; selections from the famous “Ceremony of Carols” by Benjamin Britten; a selection from J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor; and a delightful lesser-known “Magnificat” setting by J.S. Bach’s son, C.P.E. Bach. The concert will conclude with a gospel piece featuring guest artist Thomas Bolling Epps. Paul Woodring is the accompanist for the choirs. Glysson conducts the choirs. 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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For an overview of up-to-date sports information, photos and videos, visit Students always get in free. Faculty and staff discounts are available.

Upcoming Events @ Home

Wednesday, Oct. 16
Men's Soccer vs. Cal State Fullerton, Spanos Stadium, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 19
Football vs. North Dakota (Blackout Game), Spanos Stadium, 5 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 20
Men's Soccer vs. CSUN, Spanos Stadium, 5 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 26
Football vs. Sacramento State (Mustang Family Weekend), Spanos Stadium, 5 p.m.
Swimming and Diving vs. UC Santa Barbara, Anderson Aquatic Center, 11 a.m.

Sunday, Oct. 27
Women's Soccer vs. Cal State Fullerton, Spanos Stadium, 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 29
Women's Volleyball vs. CSUN, Mott Athletics Center, 7 p.m.

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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. 

#494283 — Individual Giving Coordinator (Administrative Support Coordinator), University Development — Annual Giving. $34,152-$61,776 per year. Anticipated hiring range: $42,000-$54,000 per year. Open until filled.

#494141 — Customer Business Services Coordinator (Administrative Support Coordinator), Administration and Finance — Facilities Management and Development. $24,152-$61,776 per year. Anticipated hiring range: $34,152-$45,552 per year. Open until filled.

#494278 — LMS Tech Support, (Learning Management System — Tech Support). Emergency hire, Anticipated hiring range: $21.58-$22.02 per hour. Open until filled.

Faculty Employment Opportunities

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

#493928 — Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts — Playwriting, Theatre and Dance, College of Liberal Arts. Open until filled.

#493949 — Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor — Cybersecurity, Computer Science and Software Engineering, College of Engineering. Open until filled.

#494243 — Temporary Full-Time Postdoctoral Fellow, Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering. Open until filled.

#494227— Temporary Full-Time Lecturer, Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering. Open until filled.

#494028 — Tenure-Track Faculty, Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering. Open until filled.

Corporation Employment Opportunities

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

Front End Developer/Digital Marketer, Marketing and Communications, $62,108-$93,204 annually.

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, $53,586 per year with excellent benefits. Position open until filled.

Director — Recreational Sports, $101,530 per year with excellent benefits. Position open until filled.

Building Service Worker, $15.23 per hour 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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