Cal Poly Report — Dec. 2, 2020 


Center for Service in Action Seeks Proposals for Change the Status Quo Conference 

Call for Proposals Change the Status Quo Social Justice Leadership Conference on Sunday, February 27, 2021The Center for Service in Action is seeking session proposals for the 19th annual Change the Status Quo (CSQ) Social Justice Leadership Conference, slated for Saturday, Feb. 27. This year’s conference will be entirely virtual and aims to empower students to use the Learn by Doing spirit to challenge social norms, ask critical questions, demand solutions and make lasting social change. Through inspiring workshops, guest speakers and engaging zoom sessions, students will gain a newfound sense and understanding of social justice and how they can take ownership of their role to advance social change. Proposals are due before midnight Monday, Jan. 18, and should be submitted via email to Interested presenters can learn more and download a proposal form at the CSQ website.

Dec. 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities

In recognition of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Dec. 3, the Disability Resource Center (DRC) invites campus members to review the DRC Guiding Principles and consider how they are (or could be) applying these principles in their areas. For example, one of the DRC guiding principles is “Disability is an opportunity to innovate, not a burden to accommodate.” What innovations have you seen, or could you imagine, arising out of disability inclusion in your area or at Cal Poly in general? Also, be sure to follow the DRC’s Instagram and Facebook pages to stay current on DRC and disability-related information, resources and events.

Save the Date: Register for Facilities Management and Development Virtual Fall Summit 2020 

Facilities Management and Development will host a series of virtual Zoom sessions this year in lieu of the annual Fall Summit and Open House. From Dec. 7-9, the campus community is invited to attend sessions on a variety of interesting and informative Facilities-related topics. This year’s session topics include sustainability, COVID-19 custodial support, campus planning, information security, service request processes and more. Visit the FMD Virtual Fall Summit webpage at to view the detailed session list and the session schedule and to register. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with your colleagues in FMD and learn more about the range of services and support they provide. Questions? Contact the Facilities Management and Development Help Center at or call ext. 6-5555.

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 2020-21 award is Friday, Jan. 15. 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, 2020 (10-month employees are eligible). Employees who are not eligible include those represented by bargaining unit 3 (faculty), former recipients of the award and student assistants.  The Outstanding Staff Award selection criteria and nomination form can be found on the Administration and Finance website.

Student Success

Celebrate the Class of 2020

Congratulations Class of 2020 white text on green and gold background with Cal Poly logoSave the date for Cal Poly’s Virtual Fall Commencement 2020 celebration at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, featuring six separate virtual ceremonies for each academic college. Ceremonies will be showcased on the Commencement website, where you can also find links to graduate slides, digital celebration downloads, graduation gifts and much more. Sign up to receive an email about the ceremonies once they go live by visiting

Holiday Sales Offer Dazzling Array of Student-Made Products

Red and white poinsettiasWhile this year’s holiday shopping season may look different than any other, Cal Poly’s annual selection of student-made products continue to bring joy to customers looking to unwrap the Learn by Doing spirit. Students, faculty and staff have been working hard for months to prepare inventory, fill orders and host sales featuring artisan cheeses, meats, chocolates, poinsettias and wine. The experience of connecting with the community in such creative ways has been eye-opening for many students. “Every day we have customers thank us for going out and finding a way to still cater to our community during this challenging time,” said Tori Pedersen, an animal science student who co-manages the Cal Poly Meats weekly drive-thru sales. “Hearing how much our community appreciates and supports us makes it even more worth it.” Read the full article and find out how to purchase Cal Poly products at Cal Poly News

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Faculty & Staff

Professor Rami Shani Honored with Organizational Development Network Award

Rami ShaniRami Shani, Orfalea College of Business professor of organizational behavior and development, recently received the 2020 Organizational Development Network Award for Communicating Organizational Development Knowledge. This award recognizes practitioners who bring new, clarified or expanded knowledge to the field of organizational development, contribute conceptually to the field and play a leadership role in sharing knowledge that has significantly influenced the field. “I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this honor,” said Professor Gervase Bushe of the Simon Fraser University Beede School of Business, who presented the award on behalf of the Organizational Development Network. “While Professor Shani has produced an impressive body of primary research on action research and organizational learning, it’s the many different ways he has curated and organized important organizational development thought and practice that singles him out. I admire the global reach of his networks and interests. He has brought together organizational development perspectives and experience from all over the world.” Follow the link to learn more about Shani and his work:

Contactless Pickup Available at Kennedy Library over Winter Break

The Kennedy Library at dusk.The Kennedy Library is offering contactless pickup of library materials during winter break with the exception of Dec. 28-30. Contactless pickup is available from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and from 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays. To checkout items:
— Request books on OneSearch using your Cal Poly account:
— Receive an email that your items are ready to be picked up. 
— Bring your Cal Poly ID/Library Card to the Kennedy Library front entrance on the days/hours listed above. 
— Call Library Circulation at ext. 6-5760 to notify staff of your arrival and to provide your library card information. 
— Staff will place your items outside the door. 
— Remember to wear a face covering and to practice physical distancing when coming to campus.

Career Education Canvas Modules Available to Embed in Courses 

Career Services now offers career curriculum available in Canvas modules, which faculty can embed in their courses. The modules were developed by a team of professional career counselors in consultation with the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Career Services Advisory Council, faculty and students. The following modules are currently offered: 
— Networking.
— Interviewing.
— Discovering Career Possibilities.
— Navigating Your Job/Internship Search.
— Resume and Cover Letter.
Each module is designed to be delivered asynchronously and includes several customizable components, such as readings, videos and activities. Faculty are encouraged to complement the material in modules by having a career counselor visit the class synchronously as well. Watch this brief video preview to learn more. To gain access to curriculum modules, click here.

New Book and Learning Circles Set for Winter

Employee and Organization Development has announced the winter 2021 Book and Learning Circles. Participate in an enriching conversation and connect with your peers across campus in a format of your choice.
— Book Circles involve reading a book over the course of three to five sessions. The first book is "Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling" by Edgar H. Shein. He explores the benefits that "humble inquiry" provides in many different settings and offers advice on overcoming the cultural, organizational and psychological barriers that keep us from accessing it. The second book, "The Best We Could Do" by Thi Bui, will be offered in collaboration with the APIDA (Asian Pacific Desi American Islander) Faculty Staff Association. It documents the story of her family's daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves.
— Learning Circles involve watching a video, listening to a podcast, or reading an article, and participating in a discussion during a single session. The first learning circle is "Becoming an Impactful and Influential Leader" by Ron Price. Unlock your leadership potential within any position in an organization and get insights on how to build your character and influence by identifying your key values and practicing them. The second learning circle is "How to Make Stress your Friend," in which Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as something positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others. To view a full description and register to attend, visit the Book and Learning Circles webpage at

New Zoom Accessibility Feature: Live Automatic Captions, Transcript

Screenshot of the Live Transcript button at the bottom of the Zoom window with pop-up menu showing the Show Subtitle, View Full Transcript, and Subtitle Settings options.Zoom recently rolled out its new live automatic captions feature, and it can now be activated by members of the Cal Poly community. Campus community members can turn on this feature in their Zoom account by logging into their Cal Poly Zoom profile. Click “Settings” from the left side menu then “In Meeting (Advanced),” scroll down to “Closed captioning,” and move the slider to the right to turn it on. Under that option, check the box that says “Enable live transcription service to show transcript on the side panel in-meeting.” Click “Save” to confirm that setting. At the start of each meeting, the host must click “Live Transcript” on the Zoom control bar at the bottom of the screen then click the “Enable Auto-Transcription” button. Participants will then be able to select options to view live captions (Show Subtitles) and/or live transcript (View Full Transcript).

Duo Multi-Factor Authentication Required by Dec. 9

Illustration of a laptop with Musty's log in information and someone holding a phone reading Duo.Information Technology Services (ITS) encourages campus community members who have not already set up multi-factor authentication (MFA) with Duo on their Cal Poly account to do so prior to Wednesday, Dec. 9. On Dec. 9, Duo MFA will be required to access My Cal Poly Portal, Canvas, Cal Poly email, and all other web-based services that require a log-in. Anyone who does not enroll in MFA by Dec. 9 will be unable to access any resources behind a Cal Poly login until it's set up. ITS has created helpful, step-by-step instructions with screenshots to walk campus members through the process of setting up MFA on their account. To minimize interruptions to workflow, ITS highly recommends using Duo’s “Remember Me for 12 Hours” feature. If a mobile device or landline is not available, request a free token to use as a form of authentication. ITS recommends anyone new to MFA read the MFA FAQ page before setting it up. MFA is not required for emeritus and department accounts. For more information, visit Anyone with questions or needing assistance can contact the ITS Service Desk at or ext. 6-7000.

DIY Video Captioning Training for Campus Members

Symbol for closed captioning consists of two black letter Cs on a white background in a rectangle with black outline.This month, the Disability Resource Center (DRC) is offering a DIY video captioning “virtual” training session for faculty, staff and student assistants. Attendees will learn how to use various automated transcription tools to create accurate closed captions for videos uploaded to YouTube. The training session will be hosted on Zoom from 3-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8. Email John Lee at to reserve a spot in this training session and to request accommodations as needed. Lee will email you the Zoom link for the training. Live captions and transcripts will be available during the session.

Faculty Advisor Training Series Set for Winter 2021

University Advising will offer a Faculty Advisor Training Series that introduces undergraduate faculty advisors to academic advising core competencies. All sessions will be held virtually via Zoom.
— Jan. 22: FA 101: Nuts and Bolts of Faculty Advising.
— Feb. 5: FA 102: Assemble Your Faculty Advising Toolkit.
— March 5: FA 103: Building Student Success through Faculty Advising.
Click here for more information about the Faculty Advisor Training series. Anyone with questions can contact Christina Wolfe-Chandler, advisor training coordinator, at or ext. 6-5735.

V: Drive Migration to SharePoint Extended

 Drive with arrow pointing to SharePointCal Poly’s department file shares (also known as the V: drive) are being migrated to SharePoint in the Microsoft 365 cloud. The project was originally expected to be completed at the end of the year, but it has been extended into early next year to allow for some final adjustments. Just like the U: drive, which was migrated to OneDrive in September, the V: drive is being discontinued in favor of a more accessible and robust cloud storage solution. SharePoint offers seamless collaboration on projects and department files, and integrates with other Microsoft apps. It’s also easy to access from anywhere, without a VPN connection. Each department will migrate its files from the V: drive to SharePoint at its own pace, at the direction of the IT staff in that area. The IT staff are coordinating with Information Technology Services (ITS) to complete the transition in the next few months. Anyone with questions about the file share migration project should contact the IT staff in their department.

Tilde Websites Will Be Decommissioned in December

Next month, ITS will decommission the PolyLog UNIX server that hosts “Tilde” websites ( The server can no longer be maintained due to its age, and many of the websites hosted there do not meet accessibility standards. Owners of Tilde websites were notified over the summer and have been reminded throughout fall quarter to download their content, should they want to keep an offline archived copy. After the Tilde websites have been decommissioned, the content from the sites will be available for viewing in the University Web Archive. Questions? Contact the ITS Service Desk at or ext. 6-7000.

Issue with macOS Big Sur Release

Illustration for Big Sur operating systemApple released macOS Big Sur on Nov. 12, and unfortunately, the current versions of Global Protect virtual private network (VPN) and Sophos antivirus software do not function properly on Mac computers running the Big Sur operating system. At this time, Information Technology Services (ITS) recommends that members of the Cal Poly community who use GlobalProtect VPN and/or Sophos on a Mac do not download macOS Big Sur until both GlobalProtect and Sophos come out with an upgrade that resolves the issue. No action is required by faculty and staff who are using a state-managed computer. ITS is working with both GlobalProtect and Sophos on this issue, and when they release new versions, it will be made available and updates to the campus will be made as quickly as possible. Questions? Contact the ITS Service Desk at or ext. 6-7000.

Staff and Faculty Winter Parking Update

Winter parking permits will be available for purchase online beginning Monday, Dec. 21, and will be valid starting Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. Fall quarter parking permits will expire Friday, Dec. 4. Employees can purchase permits online and update their vehicle information using their parking account. Parking permits are required for parking on campus during the winter academic break. Visit Transportation and Parking Services staff page for more information on staff parking.

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Juanita HollerIn her five years on campus Juanita Holler has helped keep Cal Poly running smoothly and sustainably growing, all while ensuring that her employees have what they need to succeed. Holler, the associate vice president of Facilities and Management Development, will retire on Dec. 30. During her time on campus, Holler helped build a great Facilities Management and Development team and improved services to the university. She helped modernize FMD with improved technology, business processes and employee development. She’ll miss the daily challenges and opportunities that this position has given her, as well everyone on campus, as they’ve been an extended family. But most of all, she’ll miss the weather. Holler came to Cal Poly in September 2015 following more than seven years serving as associate vice chancellor for Facilities and Campus Services at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her last winter in western Massachusetts saw records for snowfall (over 10 feet) and low temperatures (-17 F). She’ll be headed back to the East Coast to be closer to family, including her daughter and growing number of grandchildren. And once it’s safe to do so, she plans on traveling again. Join us in signing a virtual card for her at, where you can write comments and upload photos or video messages.

Luanne FoseLuanne Fose, Ph.D., lead instructional designer and multimedia specialist in the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT), will retire on Dec. 24, after over 19 years of service. Fose began her career at Cal Poly in the Faculty Multimedia Development Center in 2001. An extreme lover of Apple products, Fose told the hiring committee that she would not accept the position if she could not work on a Macintosh. Later, her secret career goal became to see the campus move to a majority of Mac usage before retiring. The stats from ITS reflect that she has achieved her goal! In 2009, Rose was promoted to lead instructional designer/multimedia specialist in the CTLT. Her innovative ideas for assessment via video extended into a collaboration with Martin Mehl (Communication Studies) and resulted in the Digital Mentorship program for faculty across the country. After six published articles and many workshop/conference appearances, Fose was awarded the 2017 Effective Practice Award from the Online Learning Consortium (OLC). From 2017-20, serving as the Cal Poly affordable learning solutions (AL$) coordinator, Fose was instrumental in taking the Open Educational Resources (OER) program from No. 21 to No. 3 in CSU cost savings, resulting in over $4.2 million in student textbook savings just last year. Fose is excited to retire and put more energy into her love for music by arranging, composing, performing and teaching music online. Sign her online card at

Beth GallagherAbout a month into her Cal Poly tenure, Beth Gallagher was working late, as was often the case. On this particular night, a custodian dropped by and asked if she could share a concern. She proceeded to share her disappointment that due to cuts she would not be able to carry out her daily tasks to her high standards — she wouldn’t have the time to empty bins every night and ensure that the floor was cleaned to her liking. Gallagher remembers this moment as a gift. This show of dedication set the tone for her next 10 years on campus. Throughout her time as associate vice president, Human Resources, Gallagher has been fortunate to oversee a wide variety of functions in a department that touches everyone at the university. Gallagher is set to retire on Dec. 30. She will miss all the people that she has met and worked with, especially her team in HR, and is grateful for the opportunity to work at Cal Poly and be part of the CSU system. She truly believes that education changes lives and says it has been an extraordinary way to make a living. Join us in signing a virtual card for her at, where you can write comments and upload photos or video messages.

After 15 years on campus, Kathleen Agostini will retire from the Institutional Research Office on Dec. 30. Agostini began her career at Cal Poly in the Office of the Registrar as a scheduler in the University Scheduling Office in December 2005. Cal Poly was working on transitioning to PeopleSoft at that time, but using the homegrown SIS system until the implementation of the PeopleSoft system. After the PeopleSoft transition, some projects she worked on were block scheduling, implementing the prerequisite project to apply coding to enforce course prerequisites, dashboards for schedule of classes and class time spread dashboard, R25 upgrade and the PeopleSoft upgrade. Agostini moved to the Institutional Research Office in 2015, becoming a data analyst and coordinating the report submissions to the Chancellor’s Office. Agostini would like to express her gratitude to the campus community for a rewarding career and the life-long friendships developed. It has been her pleasure to serve you. Agostini plans to spend more time with family and friends, in particular her grandchildren.

Following 12 years on campus Mike McDaniel will retire on Dec. 30. A building service engineer in Facilities Management and Development, McDaniel spent his time performing maintenance and repair of on-campus HVAC systems, including heating and ventilation equipment as well as boilers and pumps for hot and chilled water distribution in buildings. The Montana State civil engineering alumnus came to Cal Poly from Los Angeles where he pursued his passion during an eight-year music career. He said the low-stress environment of working on campus and his co-workers are what he will miss the most. Next on his to-do list: A move to Shasta, where he and his wife have purchased land. Once there, he plans to spend more time with his kids, and use his background in engineering and construction to build a recording studio where he can play his guitar, write and record some songs.  

On Oct. 16, Juan Marin retired from Facilities Management and Development with a 24-year career at Cal Poly so he could focus on his favorite role: being a grandfather and handyman at home. While on campus he spent his time ensuring that campus buildings were clean and in tip top shape. The Santa Barbara native, who started out as a bus boy, is still running a burgeoning gardening and landscape business that he has had for 20 years. He started teaching his children how to run the business, and now he is teaching his grandchildren. Still, he misses the comradery and the relationships that he established in his nearly two-and-a-half decades on campus, as well as the friendly smiles and hellos he got while walking around campus.

Callie Sandoval will retire on Dec. 31 after 12 years on campus. Sandoval started work at Cal Poly as a front desk admin for Human Resources in 2008 and has since done a little bit of everything in the office, including health and dental benefits, retirements and is leaving as a lead benefits analyst. Originally from Riverside County, Sandoval moved to Los Osos 32 years ago after discovering San Luis Obispo County on her way home from Yosemite. She fell in love with the area and decided to relocate. She will miss the Human Resources team, and the connections that she made with the people whom she worked with on campus. In her retirement she plans to continue to check off Central Coast hiking trails from her trusty guide book and spend a lot more time tending to her garden and the 400 or so different plants that she has growing.

Police Dispatcher Kathi Reis will retire with 20 years at Cal Poly on Dec. 30. It was on a freezing December day 47 years ago that Reis rode her Suzuki 500 motorcycle from Seattle to Arroyo Grande where she lived before moving to San Luis Obispo and her tenure at Cal Poly began. During her time at the Cal Poly Police Department, she took phone calls for service, dispatched police, handled emergency 911 calls and processed records. Reis will miss the dispatch job and the adrenaline it produced. Helping the public and keeping her officers safe directing phone traffic was a very rewarding and important job. Additionally, she has taught swim lessons at the Rec Center and served as the assistant master coach of the swim team. Reis will be moving to Idaho to spend time with her family. She looks forward to teaching her granddaughter how to kayak in the many rivers and lakes and cannot wait to discover Idaho through hikes, snow shoeing and many other adventures.

Nick SweeneyAfter 35 years as a network analyst and instructor in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Nick Sweeney (Electrical Engineering; M.S., Engineering, '91) will retire in December. Sweeney acted largely behind the scenes to trouble-shoot, research and innovate, keeping an extensive web of software and hardware configurations humming along successfully. He worked nights, mornings and weekends and is the reason many of us simply walked into our offices to find our computer systems unknowingly restored. Sweeney helped Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) develop outstanding computing labs and create excellent hands-on lab experiences in industrial automation. He was no small part of what helped IME grow to become a top department of its type in the nation. Sweeney waged battle and held dominion through untold technology changes, administrative re-organizations and even one or two personal conflicts. Yet he will be remembered at Cal Poly by a great many colleagues and friends who held his work in the highest regard.

Druci Reese, Music DepartmentDruci Reese administrative support coordinator, is retiring from Cal Poly at the end of December after almost 35 years of stellar service. She first came to Cal Poly in 1972-75 as a student double majoring in ornamental horticulture and recreation administration. During that time, she worked in the Registrar’s Office until leaving for the Bay Area. She and her family returned to San Luis Obispo in 1985, and she began working in the Music Department in 1986 while she also held a temporary half-time position in the Soil Sciences Department. Reese has served on several university committees, including as the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) representative for the Staff Council formed in 1993, and the staff representative for a CLA dean search. She has served as the staff employment equity facilitator for the Music Department, PAC, Spanos Theatre, Theatre and Dance Department and University Scheduling. She is the recipient of two CLA Staff Recognition Awards: Continuing Excellence (1999) and Outstanding Career Achievement (2019), and the University Outstanding Staff Award (1999-00). She is a font of information and a bastion of support to students, faculty and staff. After retiring, Reese plans to spend more time with friends and family, in particular her grandchildren. She and husband, Ralph, hope to spend more time at their cabin in the Sierra Nevada and travel. More about Reese is on the Music Department website. Join us in signing a virtual card for her.


Campus Announcements

A Few Days Left to Donate to Mustang Holiday Gift Card Drive

Green text reading Mustang Holiday Card Drive, 2 more days to help us reach our goal, showing 65% reached!The Center for Service in Action (CSA) invites all students, staff, faculty and families to contribute to the Mustang Holiday Gift Card Drive. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have suspended the traditional giving-tree tags and shopping aspects of the drive. Campus community members can contribute by donating money via the Mustang Holiday Gift Card Drive's Spur Change crowdfunding website by Friday, Dec. 4, at The CSA will use the donated money to purchase gift cards for children in need served by our community partner agencies this holiday season. Anyone with questions about the Mustang Holiday Gift Card Drive can email the CSA at

Portable Battery Chargers Available to Students, Faculty, Staff for Free

The Outdoor Spaces Project recently purchased portable battery chargers that will be available to support students, faculty and staff in their on-campus virtual work and classes. These new portable chargers will allow the campus community to utilize the multitude of outside study areas on campus without worrying about their laptop’s battery going dead. The chargers can be found at the Tech Desk inside the University Store and will be available to rent for up to four hours free of charge. To check the chargers out, renters will be asked to leave a form of ID or credit card. With these new portable battery chargers, students, faculty and staff will have a wider range of places to work and relax around campus. The Outdoor Spaces Project is jointly funded by Cal Poly, the ASI, and Cal Poly Corporation.


Cal Poly Symphony Opens Season Dec. 4 with Music by Jacob, Walker, Beethoven  

Gordon Jacob, George Walker and Ludwig van BeethovenCal Poly’s Symphony will present music of Gordon Jacob, George Walker and Ludwig van Beethoven in its fall virtual presentation at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4. In addition to the 20-minute concert portion, student musicians will be interviewed about their experiences with the challenging process of preparing for and presenting a concert during a pandemic, and videos from fall quarter rehearsals will be shown. The program will begin with the first movement of Jacob’s “Old Wine in New Bottles,” a collection of old English folk tunes. The program will continue with Walker’s “Lyric for Strings.” His career included many firsts for a Black instrumentalist: he was the first to perform in Manhattan’s Town Hall, the first to perform with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the first to be signed by a major management, the first to earn a doctorate from the Eastman School of Music, and in 1996, he became the first Black composer to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize in music. The program will also include the second movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A Major, which was composed between 1811 and 1812. Tickets are sold at the Performing Arts Center, ext. 6-4849. For more information, visit the Music Department calendar website.

Cal Poly Choirs to Present Annual ‘Holiday Kaleidoscope’ on Dec. 6

Three student members of Cal Poly ChoirsThe Cal Poly Choirs will present the fourth annual — and first virtual — “Holiday Kaleidoscope” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. A variety of virtual choir presentations will be featured, with special guest appearances by the Valencia High School Choirs and Canzona Women’s Ensemble, among others. All four Cal Poly choral ensembles will perform: PolyPhonics, the Women’s Chorus, Chamber Choir and University Singers. The Valencia High School Choirs will be directed by Cal Poly alumna Christine Tavares-Mocha (Music, ’01). The four university choirs and the guest choirs will each perform a few short selections of repertoire, and the groups will unite for some works as well. The concert will close with a special setting of the traditional carol “Silent Night.” Paul Woodring is the accompanist for the Cal Poly choirs, which are conducted by Scott Glysson. Those who attend the concert are invited to a post-concert talk and will be able to interact with students and Glysson. Tickets to the concert are $10. A $15 backstage pass ticket includes both the concert and the post-concert session. For more information, visit the Music Department calendar website.

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 Virtual events can also be publicized via the University events calendar. Email the Events team with details and they will assist with adding your information.

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For an overview of up-to-date sports information, photos and videos, visit Per guidelines from the state and San Luis Obispo County Public Health, no fans will be permitted for these events. This guideline will be revisited for future events.

Upcoming Events @ Home

Thursday, Dec. 10
Women's Basketball vs. New Mexico State, Mott Athletics Center, 4 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 14
Women's Basketball vs. Santa Clara, Mott Athletics Center, 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 15
Women's Basketball vs. Santa Clara, Mott Athletics Center, 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 16
Men's Basketball vs. San Diego, Mott Athletics Center, 3 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 27
Women's Basketball vs. Hawai'i, Mott Athletics Center, TBA.

Monday, Dec. 28
Women's Basketball vs. Hawai'i, Mott Athletics Center, TBA.

Friday, Jan. 1
Men's Basketball vs. UC San Diego, Mott Athletics Center, TBA.

Saturday, Jan. 2
Men's Basketball vs. UC San Diego, Mott Athletics Center, TBA.

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Job Vacancies

Employment Opportunities

For all available job openings, visit All new positions opened this week are listed below. To apply, go online and complete the application form. Current employees can also find job postings at CSU Careers, an internal job site for CSU employees. For assistance, call Human Resources at ext. 6-2236. 

There are no new listings this week. To see currently available jobs, please follow the instructions included below.

To find internally posted positions, start from the Cal Poly Portal. Click “Cal Poly Jobs” on the left-hand menu. On the next page click “Apply.” All internally and externally posted positions appear there. For a full list of available jobs, go to

Faculty Employment Opportunities

Visit for all available job openings. The part-time lecturer pools are now open. Visit for current openings, further information and how to apply. For assistance, call Academic Personnel at ext. 6-2844. 

There are no new listings this week.

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.

Warehouse Specialist (10-month), Campus Dining, $15-$21.96 per hour.

Cook (nine-month), Campus Dining, $16-$18 per hour.

Lead Cook (nine-month), Campus Dining, $17-$20 per hour.

Custodial Assistant Supervisor (nine-month), Campus Dining, $15-$21.96 per hour.

Assistant Supervisor (nine-month), Campus Dining, $15-$17 per hour.

Unit Supervisor (nine-month), Campus Dining, $16.88-$25.34 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.

There are no new listings this week.

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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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