Cal Poly Report — Nov. 4, 2020 

Please note: As next Wednesday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day, Cal Poly Report will be published Thursday, Nov. 12. The deadline is 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6.


Cal Poly Joins National Alliance to Develop a More Inclusive, Diverse STEM Faculty

Cal Poly has joined Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive & Diverse STEM Faculty, a three-year institutional effort to develop inclusive faculty recruitment, hiring and retention practices. Cal Poly is one of 19 universities joining the alliance this year. The program is funded by the National Science Foundation as part of its Inclusion Across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discovers in Engineering and Science (INCLUDES) initiative. The Aspire Alliance aims to use collaborative networks to help universities identify and implement the best practices to prepare, attract and retain underrepresented science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) faculty. Cal Poly’s participation in this initiative will be led by Camille O’Bryant, associate dean for Student Success, Welfare and Issues of Diversity and Inclusion in the College of Science and Mathematics; Eric Mehiel, associate dean for Diversity and Student Success in the College of Engineering; and Jane Lehr, director of Cal Poly’s Office of Student Research and a professor of ethnic studies and women’s, gender and queer studies. Learn more.

School of Education Awarded $2.1 Million Grant to Prepare, Support Local Educators in Special Education, Bilingual Education

Students in the Integrated M.S. in Special Education / Education Specialist (Special Education) Mild/Moderate Disabilities Credential Program learning from Dr. Leah Wood on campus. (Photo was taken prior to the Coronavirus pandemic).A team of faculty and staff members in the School of Education has been awarded a $2.1 million Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) grant from the U.S. Department of Education for Cal Poly’s Teaching for Inclusivity and Equity Residency (TIER) project. The TIER project will create a residency program in the School of Education that will recruit and train 44 new teachers in the areas of special education and bilingual education and place these teachers in local school districts. These candidates will commit to teaching for at least three years in one of the TIER project’s partner districts, which include the Santa Maria-Bonita, Santa Maria Joint Unified and Lucia Mar Unified school districts. The project will be supported by Briana Ronan, associate professor in the School of Education and the principal investigator for the grant; Tina Cheuk, assistant professor in the School of Education; Sarah Hegg, program manager for the TQP grant; and Leah Wood, associate professor in the School of Education. (In the photo, taken before the pandemic, students learn from Wood on campus.) Learn more.

post-election processing space eventsElection Working Group Sponsoring Two Post-Election Processing Spaces

The Election Working Group will host two opportunities for members of the campus community to discuss the election and results. The first will take place from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, on Zoom (ID: 812 5849 6055). The second will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 6 on Zoom (ID: 857 9123 9415). No registration is necessary. 


Areas Operating In Person in Winter Required to Submit New or Updated Plans by Nov. 16 

COVID-19 Updates and InformationCal Poly's Emergency Operations Center required any departments/areas operating in person in fall to submit an operational plan for review and approval. The EOC will require all departments or areas that intend to operate in person during winter quarter to submit new or revised operational plans. If a department/area submitted an operational plan for fall quarter and does not plan to make any changes, they will not be required to resubmit the plan. Note that no significant changes to campus operations are planned for winter quarter. A department/area should resubmit an operational plan if they plan to: 
— Use new rooms/labs/spaces for educational purposes (such as in-person classes or other uses), or change the physical configuration of people/workstations/equipment, or modify procedures in ways that may significantly alter the plan’s original infection controls.
— Introduce new or more than a minor change to the “Return to Work Protocols” Department Staffing Plans.  
To submit a new plan or resubmit a plan with changes, have the department chair or director review the new or updated plan for approval and then upload it directly by Nov. 16. Departments should consult with their college dean's office as appropriate before submitting a plan. Please use the track changes function on existing plans so plan reviewers can quickly see what was updated. Questions? Email

Cal Poly Plane Crash 60 Years Ago: Another Look Back

Mustang Memorial Plaza at nightSixty years ago, Cal Poly experienced an unexpected and unfathomable first. On Oct. 29, 1960, a twin-engine Curtiss Wright Super C-46F Commando, a World War II surplus military transport plane, crashed shortly after takeoff from Toledo Express Airport in northwest Ohio, killing 16 Mustang football players, the student manager, a team booster and four others, including both pilots. Twenty-six other passengers survived — 19 players, all four coaches, the team physician and the flight attendant. Telegram-Tribune sports editor Johnny Nettleship recovered from his serious injuries as well. The Cal Poly accident grabbed national headlines as it was the first crash of a chartered plane carrying an entire athletic team and, at the time, it was the worst sports air disaster in history. Of the 19 Cal Poly players and four coaches who survived, just 10 are still living. Explore a deep dive into the tragedy on

Cal Poly Named Amazon Web Services Authorized Training Partner

Cal Poly has joined the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) Training Partner Program, which enables authorized instructors at the university to deliver training developed by AWS. Leveraging Cal Poly’s relationship with AWS through the Cal Poly DxHub was one of the earliest collaborations with the AWS Cloud Innovation Center (CIC) program. Through the development of the university’s California Cybersecurity Institute for state-focused applied research and training, the cloud training program at Cal Poly provides “upskilling” and “reskilling” opportunities for Cal Poly students, staff, and alumni, and working adults across the state. The training is available through Cal Poly Extended Education and Cal State Online. Cal Poly also provides access to the training for state and federal agencies by listing the content through California’s Department of General Services’ California Multiple Award System (CMAS). Read the news release.

A Virtual Course Explores Fake News in Food  

Jeff WongStudents in AEPS 329: Plants, Food and Biotechnology explore the relationship between food production and misinformation. Horticulture and crop science Professor Jeff Wong has been teaching a version of this class since 2005. Students learn about crop production and the role of genetic engineering. Wong was inspired to create the class because of the outcry against genetically modified organisms and by the number of people who seemed to misunderstand the facts and science of agricultural food production and genetic engineering. “As time has gone on, one of the things I’ve recognized is that people don’t just not understand genetic engineering, they don’t understand where their food comes from,” Wong said. This quarter, Wong has added a co-teacher: Journalism Department Lecturer Kim Bisheff, who specializes in how misinformation spreads online. Some activities in the class involve virtual field trips, where Wong takes a GoPro out to a farm to explain the process the crop goes through before it ends up at the grocery store. Bisheff asks the students to think critically about the process and come up with questions for the host of the field trip. Read the full story on Cal Poly News

Student Success

Cal Poly Creamery’s Weekly Drive-Thru Sales Bring Dairy Delight  

A pint of Cal Poly Creamery Mustang Mint Ice CreamOn Friday afternoons, brightly-colored signs point the way to the Cal Poly Creamery, where dairy devotees can get their fix of Cal Poly ice creams and cheeses in a convenient drive-thru format. The drive-thru, which has been up and running since August, was the brainchild of Dairy and Creamery Operations Manager Craig Russell, who noticed that there were some ways to improve production. “We went from making 100 pints of ice cream to 1,000 pints per four hours,” Russell said. Since the drive-thrus began, the creamery has averaged about $2,800 a week in sales. All of the money goes back into the bottom line: supporting salaries for the approximately 20 student employees and purchasing ingredients. “The students are in charge of absolutely everything,” says assistant manager and recent animal science graduate Cassidy Cooper. “It’s a great opportunity; most people who want to get into this industry after college don’t have this opportunity.” Read more on Cal Poly News.

Mustang Media Group Wins 19 National Awards

Mustang Media Group, the Journalism Department’s student-run integrated media organization, recently won 19 national awards at the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) and the College Media Association (CMA) virtual awards ceremony. The group’s honors included three first-place awards, two second-place awards, one third-place award, and four honorable mentions from the ACP.  The CMA awarded the group two first-place awards, five third-place awards, and one honorable mention. “The students at Mustang Media Group have done amazing work all year in all multimedia formats,” said Jon Schlitt, Mustang Media Group general manager. “I’m thrilled to see their efforts from before the onset of the pandemic recognized — and especially pleased to see many of their efforts after the onset of the pandemic recognized. It shows amazing versatility and the ability to put forth nationally recognized work no matter the circumstances and challenges in front of them.” 

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Faculty & Staff

Learn More About Medicare Changes During a Virtual Information Session

Human Resources has partnered with the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP), a local nonprofit organization, to provide a virtual information session on Medicare from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6. Employees interested in participating in the virtual information session must register here. Prior to the event, HICAP will send a confirmation email to all registered participants with instructions for joining the meeting. Anyone with questions can click here to speak with a Human Resources representative from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Employees may also email or call the support line at ext. 6-2236.

Help Choose the Next Recycling Marketing Concept for Campus

As part of the CalRecycle grant awarded to Cal Poly in 2020, Facilities will launch recycling signage and messaging across campus. Facilites is asking faculty and staff to help determine which marketing campaign will get the most attention. Take two minutes to give feedback on which campaign you like best. Complete the survey by Thursday, Nov. 12. After taking the survey, employees are encouraged to share widely on social media, via email, in classes, etc. Facilities hopes to hear from as many people on campus as possible.

Foundations of Gender and Sexuality Workshop to be Held Nov. 19 

Two people smiling at each other with a rainbow flag in backgroundFaculty and staff are invited to participate in the Foundations of Gender and Sexuality virtual workshop from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. This workshop explores how people are socialized regarding sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and provides foundational awareness of basic allyship practices for inclusion, with special regard to the LGBTQ+ community. Through this training, participants can become better equipped to support individuals of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions within our current socio-historic-political contexts. Participants will also have the opportunity to examine their own socialization and beliefs, raise awareness of others in our community, begin the process of critiquing paradigms and systems that are harmful to LGBTQ+ people, and commit to enhancing allyship practices. Join the meeting at its scheduled time at

PeopleSoft Upgrade: Financial Administration (CFS) Unavailable Nov. 13-15

The PeopleSoft Financial Administration (CFS) application, accessed through the My Cal Poly Portal, will be unavailable from 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, through 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16, due to a required upgrade. During the maintenance window, the link accessed through My Apps (CSU Portal — Financial Administration) will be unavailable. This upgrade is required to ensure that Cal Poly stays up to date with security patches and bug fixes. Anyone with questions or needing help can contact Valerie Maijala at ext. 6-1187 or

Research, Economic Development and Graduate Education Invites Faculty to Join Research Listserv

Faculty members are invited to join Research, Economic Development and Graduate Education's (R-EDGE) research listserv to receive communication about activities or funding opportunities related to research. To join,  send an email with subject line "sub researchlistserv" to For more information about the Research, Economic Development and Graduate Education division, visit

Faculty and Staff Invited to Attend Nov. 12 Webinar on Tips for Success in Obtaining Federal Research Money 

Faculty and staff interested in making a connection with the local high-tech industry are invited by Corporate Engagement and Innovation (CEI) within Research, Economic Development and Graduate Education (R-EDGE), to attend a webinar from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12. The webinar, “Tips for Success in Obtaining Federal Research Money,” will be presented by Glen Mandigo, president and CEO of Strategic Marketing Innovations (SMI), and his team. This webinar will be attended by local companies and will provide an overview of federal spending for research and will discuss how faculty and staff can be more successful in shaping opportunities and responding to calls for proposals. This presentation will be specifically tailored for the San Luis Obispo region and audience members will have the chance to participate and ask questions following the formal presentation. Register in advance for this webinar.

Issue with Upcoming macOS Big Sur Release

Illustration for Big Sur operating systemApple is expected to release macOS Big Sur in the next few weeks. 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, they will be made available to campus as quickly as possible. An update will be provided as soon as more information is available. Since the exact release date of macOS Big Sur is unknown, ITS is not sure exactly when that will be. Questions? Contact the ITS Service Desk at or ext. 6-7000.

Place Requests Now For Library Materials Needed Before Breaks

The Kennedy Library at duskThe Kennedy Library and CSU+ are loaning books and other physical materials (excluding Course Reserves) with contactless pickup from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and from 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays. In addition to academic materials, the library also offers recreational reading material in the Good Reads collection. Because of delays due to COVID, it may take up to three weeks for requests to be fulfilled, so submit requests today. 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.

Join a Virtual Community of Lifelong LearnersBook cover "Stand Out of the Light"

The College of Liberal Arts has created a virtual learning circle — kind of like a book club — for alumni, faculty, staff and friends. Everyone is invited to read the same book, watch the same documentary, listen to the same podcast, etc., and then join together to take part in a discussion about the piece led by CLA faculty members. Join the second CLA Learning Circle opportunity focused on the book “Stand Out of Our Light.” Written by James Williams, the book explores the "attention economy" and its effect on us as individuals and as a society. The discussion will take place at noon Thursday, Nov. 19, via Zoom. Joining is free, and the book is currently free through Cambridge University Press. Learn more and RSVP at

Duo Multi-Factor Authentication Required by Dec. 9

Illustration of laptop computer with someone holding a phone with Duo multi-factor authenticationIf you are already enrolled in multi-factor authentication (MFA), you have probably noticed that you are now being prompted to verify your identity with Duo every time you use your Cal Poly username and password to log-in. This functionality was enabled on Oct. 25 as part of the transition to using MFA across Cal Poly. To minimize interruptions to your workflow, ITS highly recommends using the “Remember Me for 12 Hours” feature. With passwords becoming increasingly easy to compromise, MFA is key to providing an additional layer of security to the university. That is why all Cal Poly students, faculty and staff are required to set-up MFA by Dec. 9. If you have not yet signed up through the My Cal Poly Portal and enrolled a mobile device or landline, please do so prior to the end of the quarter. If you’re new to MFA, we recommend reading our FAQ page before you sign up. Emeritus are not required to use MFA. For more information about MFA at Cal Poly, visit For questions and assistance, contact the ITS Service Desk at or ext. 6-7000.

First-Year Success Program Coaches needed for Winter Quarter

First Year Success Program Academic ProbationLooking for an opportunity to support students in their journey at Cal Poly? The First-Year Success Program (FSP) is looking for graduate students, faculty and staff from across campus who want to serve as coaches for first-time freshmen who are on academic probation for the first time. FSP coaches will support a small group of first-year students by facilitating growth-centered conversations, engaging in goal setting and skill development, and exploring resources that students can use to help them move toward success in future quarters. FSP will provide a training and information session to discuss the details of the program and provide materials. FSP is looking for diverse members from the university community that represent all areas of Cal Poly, so all levels of experience and background are welcome. Sign up or express interest by Nov. 20! Questions? Contact Kara Hitchcock at

Learn with Colleagues Across the CSU

CSU The California State University Now that many in-person classes are offered virtually, CSU Systemwide Learning and Development, in collaboration with the Cal Poly Employee and Organization Development department, have a unique opportunity to extend professional development courses beyond campus borders for faculty, staff and student assistants across the CSU. Professional development topics include employee engagement; work-life integration; hidden bias; and self-coaching, leadership and respect in the workplace. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Don’t delay! Click here to register.

New Ninjio Information Security Video 'GPS Distress'

Illustration of a man talkingIn July 2020, Garmin, the industry leader of fitness and GPS devices was breached. Watch this month’s information security video from NINJIO to find out how. “GPS Distress,” informs viewers about “man-in-the-middle” attacks, and how they work. This episode highlights facts a user can use to ensure they don’t inadvertently download malware and educates users that not all “https” sites are safe. 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.

Brock Center Offering Holiday Photo Sessions Nov. 6-7, 13-14

A family poses for a photograph on a bridge.The Brock Center for Agricultural Communication is offering holiday photo sessions for faculty and staff again this year on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6-7 and Nov. 13-14. Sessions cost $75 for 30 minutes at Cuesta Park, 2400 Loomis St. in San Luis Obispo. Photo packages include 20 to 25 high-quality digital images provided on a thumb drive after your session. Visit to sign up. Questions? Email


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Tonya IversenDirector of ASI Children's Programs Tonya Iversen will retire on Nov. 6 after 30 years with ASI. Iversen started in a temporary teaching role at the Children's Center in 1990. She quickly realized that she had found a place and group of people that shared her ideals and were committed to building a community of learners who continue to grow and challenge each other every day. Iversen's future is filled with extended camping trips, traveling, quilting, pottery, working as an activist for young children, and spending time with her granddaughter, Riker June. ASI wishes her all the best as she embarks on her next adventures.


In Memoriam

Robert Densham, Cal Poly professor emeritus, passed away July 25. Densham was a professor in the Art and Design Department at Cal Poly for over 25 years and served on the Graphic Design Vocational Education Advisory Committee at Cuesta College. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Cal State Long Beach in 1967. He practiced freelance art in commercial graphics and worked in package design at Southern California Carton Co. for almost a decade. He began teaching at Cal Poly in 1976. He was appointed associate professor at Cal Poly after earning a Master of Fine Arts degree at Cal State Long Beach in 1980. He retired in 2002. In 2003, the University Art Gallery held a retrospective of Densham’s artwork including photographs of his illustrations and graphic designs reformatted into photographic montages. The exhibit also included original sketches, designs and drawings. His later work includes poster art, typography and graphics for the San Luis Chamber Orchestra and Mothers for Peace. His thesis, Posters and Drawings for the Theatre, are available at CSU Long Beach. Densham was a respected colleague, remembered for his decades of service and contributions to Cal Poly, the department and his students. His estate has generously donated his library of graphic design and art books to the Art and Design Department.


Campus Announcements

Help Campus Dining Build a Better Dining Experience and Win Prizes

Win Prizes for Feedback including a spikeball set, airpods pro and Lume Cube Lighting kitCampus Dining is looking to create a better dining experience and would like feedback from the campus community. Creating an eclectic, on-trend dining experience is a job that takes near constant tweaking and research and this annual fall survey is a big part of that process. Completion of the survey, which takes roughly eight minutes, enters each respondent into a sweepstakes to win one of three prizes: a set of AirPods Pro with a Cal Poly case, a Spikeball set with the SpikeBuoy accessory and a Lume Cube Lighting Kit. Each fall Campus Dining seeks feedback from students, faculty and staff as they work to improve the customer experience and to develop more innovative ways to deliver its products and serve the campus. The survey is open from Oct. 26-Nov. 6, and can be accessed at

International Education Month to be Held Nov. 2-20

International Education MonthThe Cal Poly International Center will host free virtual events in celebration of International Education Week throughout the month of November. This is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. In addition, student, faculty and staff participants will be entered into a raffle to win one of four $25 gift certificates to the Cal Poly Bookstore for each event they attend. For more information and a full list of activities, visit Highlights include:
— "Reflections from Abroad: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going," from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5. Current students and recent graduates will discuss their study abroad experience, virtual exchange and opportunities to go abroad after Cal Poly. Zoom link:
— Cal Poly Global Programs: Faculty Opportunities at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6. Learn how to develop a proposal to lead a Cal Poly Global Program and share your international expertise with students. Professor Josh Machamer will co-host the event, which will include a discussion of non-credit international trips. Zoom link:
— Inclusive Global Education Panel at 11:10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12. This panel is an opportunity for Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) students and allies to learn from their peers about the successes, challenges and rewards of living, interning, and studying abroad. Join Jamie Patton, assistant vice president for Student Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion, and a panel of study abroad alumni at

Own a Home Within Walking Distance of Campus

Bella Montana housing communityA beautifully appointed home is available for purchase at Bella Montana. The 1,029-square-foot home, located at 555-B Paseo Bella Montaña (La Cumbre), has two bedrooms, 2.5 baths, convenient indoor laundry, a spacious one-car garage, a beautiful deck for outdoor living and energy-saving appliances. Surrounded by beautiful coastal foothills, Bella Montana offers an opportunity to own a home in San Luis Obispo, one of the most livable cities in California. The nearby location offers an enhanced lifestyle as homeowners enjoy more time for the things they love: a hike after work, lunch at home or more time with family. The home is ideally located in a 5.3-acre planned housing community that was designed and crafted with Cal Poly employees and their families in mind. Located within walking distance of campus, shops and restaurants, Bella Montana encompasses 69 individually owned homes on Highland Drive near iconic Highway 1.


‘Addressing Racism and Diversity in Music Institutions’ Panel Discussion Set for Nov. 5

Stephanie Shonekan and Keith JacksonThe Music Department will present a virtual panel discussion titled “Addressing Racism and Diversity in Music Institutions” at 11:10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 5. The guest panelists will be Stephanie Shonekan, associate dean of the College of Arts and Science and professor of music at the University of Missouri, and Keith Jackson, dean of the College of Creative Arts at West Virginia University. Cal Poly Director of Jazz Studies Arthur White will moderate the discussion. “Whether obvious, subversive or unintentional — and for a variety of reasons — racism has long been present in music institutions,” White said. “Recent world and national events have not only given pause to dismissal of discussions related to this issue, but in fact, have proven the necessity for an open and frank discussion about race and diversity in music programs across the country. This panel will discuss the realities of racism and experiences in personal careers. It will address why certain literature and pedagogical methods are more pervasive than others and the potential for affecting change through increasing diversity and inclusion.” The event is free and open to the public. More information about the panelists and the presentation is on the department’s calendar website.

The Muse Hour Continues Nov. 8 with Lila Downs

The Muse Hour with LIla DownsCal Poly Arts is presenting a four-evening, livestream music and conversation series, The Muse Hour, presented in partnership with Luther Burbank Center for the Arts and Tacoma Arts Live. The second episode will air live at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, with Grammy and Latin Grammy Award winner Lila Downs.  Known for her compelling stage presence and poignant storytelling this global music icon sings in Spanish and English. Her exquisite artistry bridges traditions from across the Americas, with influences ranging from the folk and ranchera music of Mexico and South America to North American folk, jazz, blues and hip-hop. A passionate human-rights activist, Downs' lyrics often highlight issues relating to social justice, sharing stories that too often go untold.  This event will feature a conversation about current Latinx issues with several songs and will be followed by a moderated Q&A session. Tickets are $11.50 and are available through

Cal Poly Sets Virtual Bandfest for Nov. 15

Students in Mustang Band practice with face coverings outside the Performing Arts Center.Nearly 300 students will virtually present the annual Bandfest concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. Cal Poly’s Wind Ensemble, Mustang Marching Band and Wind Orchestra will perform works ranging from the sublime to the evocative. Bandfest will begin with the Wind Orchestra’s performance of Julie Giroux’s “One Life Beautiful” and John Philip Sousa’s “Hands Across the Sea.” The Wind Ensemble will continue with Jennifer Jolley's “Lichtweg” and Richard Strauss’ “Serenade for Winds,” Op. 7. The Mustang Band will conclude the concert with Cal Poly school songs and other examples of work they have been rehearsing this quarter. The Wind Orchestra will be conducted by Nicholas P. Waldron, Cal Poly’s associate director of bands. Director of Bands Christopher J. Woodruff will conduct the Wind Ensemble. Tickets to the virtual event are $5 and can be purchased online from the Performing Arts Center, ext. 6-4849. 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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Upcoming Events @ Home

Per guidance from the Big West and Big Sky conferences, all of Cal Poly's fall sports events have been postponed until 2021. Check for updated information on fall sports.

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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 at this time.

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 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.

Operations Coordinator, Project Jupyter, $50,000-$55,000 per year.

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 at this time.

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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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