Cal Poly Report — Oct. 14, 2020 


Cal Poly Coalition Aims to Make the University a National Leader in Research, Training in Ethical Technology

Cal Poly researchers have formed an interdisciplinary coalition that aims to create the standards and become a key provider of training in the growing field of ethical technology, with the hope of becoming a leading university and an example in what they are defining as a new profession and academic field. As the technology industry increases its influence, impact and reach, a growing number of critics in academia and industry have focused on the harmful consequences resulting from technological production and the tech industry’s practices and products. Tech companies and civic and nonprofit leaders have responded by recruiting new workers equipped with an understanding of ethics, technology and the way that these two areas of training and knowledge intersect in practice. Initially, the research team plans to work with companies, nonprofit groups and local governments seeking to hire ethical tech workers to understand the technology workforce demographics and what skills are required by employers. The team will be led by Deb Donig of the English Department and Matthew Harsh of the Interdisciplinary Studies in Liberal Arts Department and the Center for Expressive Technologies. They plan to collaborate with the California Cybersecurity Institute and faculty across Cal Poly’s colleges and build on work being done in the Philosophy Department and the Science, Technology and Society minors program. Read the news release.

Vote By Mail Ballot Dropoff Available at Kennedy LibraryBallot box outside Kennedy Library at Cal Poly.

The book drop box (pictured) in front of Kennedy Library is now being used as a ballot drop box location for the Nov. 3 general election. This box is a safe and secure space for voters to drop off their completed ballots. Signage is in place informing library patrons to return their materials to a separate book drop box across the street from the library. The ballot drop box at Kennedy Library is one of three in the city of San Luis Obispo and one of 19 in San Luis Obispo County. For a full list of ballot drop box locations and voter service centers, Access a full list of ballot drop box locations and voter service centers here.


Campus Community Members Invited to CSU Graduation Initiative 2025 Convening 

Banner for the CSU Graduation Initiative 2025 with an illustration of a person in a cap and gown.All members of the campus community are invited to the CSU Graduation Initiative 2025 Convening from 10-11:15 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23, via livestream. The convening will feature students, faculty and staff sharing inspirational stories of how daily efforts around GI 2025 are transforming students’ lives. The CSU will also share the latest data and measure progress toward eliminating equity gaps and helping more students secure the proven, lifelong benefits of a CSU degree. This is the first year that the annual convening will be open to all employees of the CSU. The campus is invited to join virtually and learn more about the systemwide efforts and progress toward meeting the Graduation Initiative 2025 goals. Register by Friday, Oct. 16, to attend the Graduation Initiative 2025 Convening.

Employees Asked to Comply with State Law and CSU Election Policy 

With the upcoming election, it is important that all faculty and staff comply with state law and CSU policy regarding the use of CSU resources in connection with election issues. Section 8314 of the California Government Code provides: (a) It is unlawful for ... any state or local appointee, employee or consultant, to use or permit others to use public resources for a campaign activity, or personal or other purposes which are not authorized by law. In this context, “public resources” means any property or asset owned by the state or any local agency, including, but not limited to, land, buildings, facilities, funds, equipment, supplies, telephones, computers, email system, vehicles, travel and state-compensated time. (Cal. Gov’t Code § 8314(b)(3).) CSU policy regarding what election-related activities are allowed and what activities can be prohibited, as well as guidelines on how to exercise appropriate discretion, are set forth in the CSU Handbook of Election Issues published by the Office of the General Counsel.

Student Success

Senior Project and HotHouse Startup Leads to Device That Could Save Thousands of Mothers’ Lives

The Jada device helps the uterus perform its natural function after childbirth. (Photo courtesy of Alydia Health)Nine years after he started a senior project to treat postpartum hemorrhaging, Davis Carlin recently learned that his device had been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration, a crucial step that could save the lives of tens of thousands of women worldwide. “The whole experience, especially with the recent FDA clearance, has been surreal,” said Carlin, who earned his degree in biomedical engineering in 2012. “I didn’t originally come to Cal Poly thinking I would help start a company or that I would get to be a part of something with the potential to have this kind of impact.” Postpartum hemorrhaging is excessive bleeding following the birth of a baby. Excessive and rapid blood loss can cause a severe drop in the mother’s blood pressure and may lead to shock and death if untreated, according to the Mayo Clinic., one of the top-ranked medical facilities in the U.S. “It’s the leading direct cause of maternal death in the world,” said Sara Della Ripa, now a lecturer in the Cal Poly’s Biomedical Engineering Department, who began working with the device as a student intern in 2016. Read more on Cal Poly News.

Cal Poly Alumnus Selected for CSU Program to Support Doctoral Studies and Prepare for Faculty Opportunities

Gabriel Medina-KimGabriel Medina-Kim, who graduated from Cal Poly in June 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and minors in gender, race, culture, science and technology and women’s and gender studies, was selected to the Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) through the California State University earlier this year. Medina-Kim is pursuing his doctorate in science and technology studies at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. He plans to focus his studies on imagining anti-oppressive futures in computing and how the field of computer science can be taught, studied and performed in a way that centers on justice and equity. The goal of CDIP is to increase the number of faculty with the qualifications, motivation and skills needed to teach the diverse students of the CSU. Medina-Kim is one of 85 scholars selected by the CSU Chancellor this year. Cal Poly has now sent a graduate to the program three years in a row. Read the news release.

Illustration reading Join us National Transfer Student Week Oct. 19-23National Transfer Student Week Celebration to be Held Oct. 19-23

Join Cal Poly's Transfer Center in celebrating National Transfer Student Week. Employees are encouraged to share the week’s events with any transfer students they work with. All events are included online at Events are open to the entire campus community. Learn more about the transfer student experience and how to help support transfer students' success at the Transfer Panel at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22. Questions? Email


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Faculty & Staff

School of Education Professor Honored with CSU Faculty Innovation, Leadership Award

Megan GuiseMegan Guise, professor in Cal Poly’s School of Education, has been honored with the Faculty Innovation and Leadership Award by the CSU. She was recognized for her continuous record of innovative and successful projects that promote the success of all stakeholders in the School of Education and in the larger K-12 communities in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. Guise’s dedication to preparing future teachers has been the driving force behind her many efforts to bring reform to coursework and the clinical experience, which have led to strong partnerships with local school districts. Her research into the effectiveness of co-teaching as a strategy within clinical practice settings has led to campuswide modifications to credential programs. Now in her 12th year at Cal Poly, Guise teaches in the School of Education’s Single Subject program, designed for teaching candidates interested in teaching sixth through 12th grade and in the Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction program, which is geared toward current K-12 teachers. Guise also works on a federal $4.1 million Teaching Quality Partnership grant, which allows her to build partnerships between teacher preparation programs and local schools. Her work through the grant focuses on ensuring teaching candidates are effective, diversifying the teaching workforce and building continuity and support for teachers. Read more on Cal Poly News.

Campus Dining employee Damon Parker in the Vista Grande Dining Complex.Each October the nation commemorates National Disability Employment Awareness Month with a range of events and honors. This year, Campus Dining employee Damon Parker, pictured, will be honored for his hard work and dedication at a virtual ceremony hosted by the U.S. Department of Labor on Oct. 20. Parker works in the new Vista Grande Dining Complex where he is tasked with making sure all high-touch surfaces are properly cleaned and sanitized, including in the dining room, the silverware and beverage stations. Constantly walking around the building ensuring a safer experience for customers and staff, Parker is all smiles as he carries out his duties. “Damon is a pleasure to work with and upholds our mission of enhancing the student experience with his friendly and upbeat attitude,” Vista Grande General Manager Kaitlin Gibbons said. Along with the honor for Parker, Campus Dining will be featured in an employer highlight on the U.S. Department of Labor social media channels for its commitment to inclusive hiring. Campus Dining works with Pathpoint, a local nonprofit that provides work placement and support for individuals with disabilities and mental health diagnoses.

Center for Health Research Annual Meeting to be Held Oct. 15

The Center for Health Research invites faculty, staff and student researchers from all disciplines to its annual meeting from 11:10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Oct. 15. The meeting will be held virtually. Hear about the center’s latest research, connect with colleagues from across disciplines, and learn about the center’s resources, upcoming events and ways to get involved. Register at For more information, contact the center's administrative coordinator, Susan Staub, at or any member of the leadership team. Find contact information at

Open Enrollment Ends Oct. 16

Illustration of stop lights with text reading Ready Set EnrollOpen Enrollment, employees' annual opportunity to review and update their current benefits for the upcoming year, is now open through Friday, Oct. 16. Employees can enroll, change or cancel CalPERS health, dental, vision, FlexCash, Dependent Care Reimbursement (DCRA), Health Care Reimbursement (HCRA) or voluntary benefits plans. You must enroll or re-enroll in HCRA and DCRA during open enrollment to participate in 2021. The effective date for all changes made during the Open Enrollment period is Jan. 1, 2021. Note: For plan year 2021, United Health Care HMO will only contract with CCPN and will no longer be contracted with Physician’s Choice medical network. Blue Shield Trio HMO is a new low-cost plan that will be contracted with Physician’s Choice. View the Benefits Open Enrollment webpage for 2021 rates, plan information and more. Alternatively, visit the Human Resources Virtual Front Desk through Zoom, or call HR Employee Support Services at ext. 6-2236 to chat with a HR representative.

Admissions and Information Technology Services Enhance Admissions Process Review Application

Admissions began working with Information Technology Services (ITS) in 2018 to make significant improvements to an application used to execute the university's comprehensive admissions process review. The partnership has resulted in several enhancements to the Multi-Criteria Admission (MCA) application, which will be implemented in the fall 2021 cycle and benefit applicants, staff and system resources. The most significant improvements are the elimination of the transfer supplemental application and the creation of a degree-audit to ensure the applicant has the courses necessary to begin in their desired major/field of study. Admissions and ITS have also created an automated articulation tool that utilizes courses from ASSIST to ensure applicants have the correct sequences. This has significantly reduced the time it takes to run the MCA selection process, resulting in the ability to deliver decisions to applicants sooner. The Admissions Office thanks those who provided the time and resources necessary to accomplish its goals to help move the institution forward while eliminating hurdles for applicants.

Applications Accepted Oct. 1-21 for Early Exit Program

As a mitigation strategy to offset the university‘s budget deficit and to potentially minimize future cuts, Cal Poly is implementing an Early Exit Program (EEP) and accepting applications from Oct. 1-21. Employees must separate on or before Dec. 30, 2020. The EEP provides the opportunity for employees who are CalPERS-retirement eligible with five years of service at Cal Poly to voluntarily resign and collect a severance package from the university. Employees may, but are not required to, retire upon separation. Human Resources will host a virtual Zoom information session followed by Q&A from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7. Click here to participate. More information about the EEP is available at This is a one-time, non-precedent setting program.

Applications for 2020-21 BEACoN Research Faculty Mentor Accepted Through Oct. 16

The BEACoN program is now soliciting applications for faculty mentors (tenure-track and lecturers) at the link below by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16. The BECAoN program provides funded undergraduate students an opportunity to work one-on-one with a faculty member (about 10 hours per week for winter and spring quarters) on a research project. While the program focuses on the mentorship of underrepresented students (both in research and professional development), research proposals on all topics will be considered. Keep in mind that these proposed projects should be able to be executed virtually, should the COVID-19 situation worsen (and at the very least must follow all safety guidelines regarding COVID-19). The faculty who are selected for this research mentoring initiative will receive $1,000 per quarters ($2,000 total) through a "faculty service" payment (which is taxed). Students who are matched for this initiative will receive $1,500 per quarters ($3,000 total) distributed via financial aid. Student mentees/research assistants are expected to work 100 hours per quarter. For more information and a link to the application, visit

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Every week in October, the Disability Resource Center will present a tip to raise accessibility knowledge for the campus community. Tip No. 3 is how to use headings correctly. Think of headings as an outline of a webpage or document. They provide a solid structure that is easier to visually scan for sighted users and easier to navigate for screen reader users.
— Use headings to introduce content. 
— Select the appropriate heading level based on its hierarchy ranking not its appearance.
— Do not use bold or font size instead of a heading. Though the text may look like a heading, the underlying code is not set correctly. 
— Use text styles, not heading styles, to visually emphasize regular text (e.g., choose the Strong style to make text bold).  
For more guidance on creating proper headings, visit Cal Poly’s Accessibility homepage

Disability Faculty Staff Association Fall Meeting and Cabinet Elections to be Held Oct. 30

Logo for Disability Faculty Staff AssociationIn honor of Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Disability Faculty Staff Association (DFSA) invites faculty and staff to its fall meeting from 11 a.m.-noon Friday, Oct. 30, via Zoom at The DFSA will discuss programming ideas for the 2020-21 academic year and the inaugural elections for the association's first cabinet. Faculty and staff can sign up to be on the DFSA mailing listserv at and find the DFSA on social media at and

Learn with Colleagues Across the CSU

CSU The California State UniversityNow 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 leadership, self-coaching, hidden bias, work-life integration, and respect in the workplace. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Don’t delay. Click here to register.

Sign Up for Duo Multi-Factor Authentication Before Dec. 9

Illustration of Musty the Mustang holding a phone in one hand and a laptop in the otherCal Poly will require all students, faculty and staff to begin verifying their identities with Duo multi-factor authentication (MFA) when logging into web-based services, starting Dec. 9. The date was pushed back to Dec. 9 from Dec. 4 to accommodate faculty submitting grades on Dec. 8. MFA is a commonly used security method that requires two or more forms of identity verification in order to access a particular resource. In most cases, an MFA user first provides their username and password (one form of authentication), then follows a prompt to send a code by telephone or text to their mobile device (second form of authentication). It’s commonly used for accounts that contain sensitive or private information, like email or online banking. Cal Poly uses the Duo MFA app, which is currently required to log in to the Virtual Private Network (VPN), Virtual Computer Labs, Last Pass and the Common Management System (CMS). After Dec. 9, MFA will be required for all web-based services where Cal Poly credentials are used to log in. Emeritus faculty and staff members are not required to use MFA. To learn more about MFA and to get step-by-step instructions for enrolling in Duo, visit

PeopleSoft Upgrade: Student Administration, HR Administration and Student Center Applications Unavailable Oct. 23-25

Photo of a smart phone showing the My Cal Poly Portal during a PeopleSoft outageThe Student Administration, Human Resources Administration and Student Center applications, accessed through the My Cal Poly Portal, will be unavailable from 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, through noon Sunday, Oct. 25, due to a required upgrade to the PeopleSoft system. During the maintenance window, links in the “Employee Info” and “Personal Info” sections of the “Personal Info” tab on the portal will also be unavailable. This upgrade is required to ensure that Cal Poly stays up-to-date with security patches and bug fixes. If you have questions or need help, contact the ITS Service Desk at ext. 6-7000 or

V: Drive is Moving to SharePoint Document Libraries

 Drive to SharePointOver the next few months, Cal Poly’s department file shares (also known as the V: drive) will be migrated to SharePoint document libraries in the Microsoft 365 cloud. 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 document libraries offer seamless collaboration on projects and department files, and the documents saved there are accessible from the OneDrive app. SharePoint is easy to access from anywhere, without a VPN connection. Each department will migrate their files from the V: drive to SharePoint at their 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 by the end of the year. Anyone with questions about the file share migration project should contact the IT staff in their department.

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In Memoriam

Steven T. McDermottSteven T. McDermott, Cal Poly professor emeritus, died Aug. 21, 2020, peacefully at home with his wife, Marilynn, by his side. McDermott was a professor in the Communication Studies Department for more than 20 years. While at Cal Poly, he served as interim co-director of the Brock Center for Agricultural Communications, alongside J. Scott Vernon, from 1998-99. He also served on the Ethnic Studies Committee that envisioned and established the ethnic studies minor. He dedicated many hours to this critical stepping stone which eventually led to Cal Poly's ethnic studies major. He was also on several Ethnic Studies Department faculty hiring committees. After retirement in 2013, McDermott wrote two novels, became a lifetime NAACP member, a Master Gardener through the UC extension program, and painted over 50 canvases ranging from abstract and modern to nature scenes. He was never idle; always reading, researching for his books, working in the garden or yard, and enjoying his family and friends. He was full of curiosity and always ready to debate a topic and advocate for civil liberties.


Campus Announcements

 Drop! Cover! Hold on!Practice Earthquake Safety with the Great California ShakeOut

The Great California ShakeOut is right around the corner at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15. Major earthquakes can happen anywhere you live, work or travel. The annual ShakeOut is your chance to practice how to protect yourself and consider ways you can prepare your home and workspace for an earthquake. Practice "Drop, Cover and Hold On" with family members and secure heavy items in your home. Create a family emergency communications plan and make a supply kit that includes enough food and water for at least three days, a flashlight, a fire extinguisher and a whistle. For more earthquake safety tips, check out "How to Prepare for an Earthquake" and visit the Department of Emergency Management.


Cal Poly Takes Home Sustainability Awards at Three Conferences

Photo of Cal Poly's solar farm.Cal Poly was recognized for efforts to become a more environmentally sustainable campus. The university was awarded the Direct Project Engagement Award for 2020 by the EPA for generating more than 10 million kilowatt-hours of green power every year. This was accomplished by Cal Poly’s long-term power purchase agreement with REC Solar for the Gold Tree Solar Farm that will generate $17 million in savings over the next 20 years of the agreement. In July, Cal Poly was honored at the annual California Higher Education Sustainability Conference for best practices in Partnerships, Communications and Planning Committee category. Specifically, Cal Poly was commended for a project, "Optimizing the Business Case for Carbon Neutrality and Climate Resilience," which references the university’s Climate Action Plan. Cal Poly was also applauded for two studies at the conference: a comprehensive Utility Master Plan and customization of the Climate and Energy Scenario Analysis. In addition, the university received a best practices award for Water Efficiency/Site Water Quality for the Reimagining Water — Reuse, Renewal, Resilience and Research project, which was created to develop an on-campus recycled water system and more. Learn more at

SKY Happiness Retreat for Students, Staff and Faculty

Sky Campus Happiness The SKY Happiness Retreat is a powerful three-day weekend resilience program for students, staff and faculty. Cal Poly is offering two, three-day weekend virtual retreats this fall from Oct. 16-18 and Oct. 24-26. Participants will immerse themselves in an evidence-based breath work and meditation practice (SKY Breath Meditation), participate in social connection and teamwork activities, gain stress-management and leadership skills, and engage in emotional intelligence practices. The weekend retreat is fun, rejuvenating and focused on participants' current and future well-being. Interested participants should register using this online form. Questions? Email

Cal Poly Preschool Learning Lab Reopens 

Playground equipment at the Preschool Learning Lab.The Psychology and Child Development Department’s Preschool Learning Lab — which is open to the entire campus community — has reopened and is accepting applications for children ages 3-5 years old to attend 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Children of faculty and staff receive priority. The program focuses on inquiry-based learning experiences that encourage each child’s natural interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The lab offers a low teacher-child ratio, while providing a high-quality preschool atmosphere that supports the developmental needs of the whole child in a warm, nurturing, play-based environment. For more information, visit or contact Director Patty Clarkson at


Cal Poly Arts to Present Music and Conversation Series Starting Oct. 17

The Muse Hour with Karamo BrownCal Poly Arts is presenting a four-evening, live-stream music and conversation series, The Muse Hour, presented in partnership with Luther Burbank Center for the Arts and Tacoma Arts Live. The first episode will air live at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 with Karamo Brown, three-time Emmy Winner and culture expert on the Netflix reboot of "Queer Eye."  Speaking on the topic of “Making Your Mark in the World: Creating Awareness and Change,” Karamo will share his thoughts as a black man, openly gay man, son of immigrant parents, Christian, single father and former social worker on how he strategically utilizes these numerous identities to achieve success. The event will be moderated by SLO County Medical Examiner Dr. Joye Carter and will be followed by a Q&A session with audience members. Tickets are $11.50 and are available through

RSVP for Sustainability Month 2020

Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali, "Green Girl" Leah Thomas, Xiuhtezcatl (X) Martinez, and CSU Chico AS President Breanna “Bre” Holbert.October is Campus Sustainability Month. Join various Cal Poly and CSU groups throughout October for a series of virtual events to educate and inspire students, staff and faculty on sustainability and social justice. This year's headlining event, "Climate Justice = Social Justice: Conversations Exploring the Intersections of People, Planet and Power," will feature one more live session. From noon-1 p.m. Oct. 14, join a panel conversation with "Green Girl" Leah Thomas, Xiuhtezcatl (X) Martinez, and CSU Chico AS President Breanna “Bre” Holbert as moderator. The event is open to students, staff and faculty at all 23 CSU campuses with the goal of empowering people to connect the dots between environmental and racial justice and to get out the vote this November! RSVP for the event here. Virtual meeting details will follow in the coming weeks. There will also be multiple student-hosted virtual events throughout the month: Social Justice Movie Discussion from 6-7 p.m. Oct. 19, and Sustainability Jeopardy from 3-4 p.m. Oct. 27. Questions? Contant Sustainability Coordinator Kylee Singh at

State of Cybersecurity in 2020 Event Slated for Oct. 20 

The State of Cybersecurity in 2020 Industry Panel and Networking Virtual EventThe State of Cybersecurity in 2020 event will be held from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20. This event is open to the entire Cal Poly community and the general public. Registration is required via Zoom. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about careers in the exciting, high-growth industry of cybersecurity. There are currently 67,915 unfilled cybersecurity positions in California (source: Technology companies are looking for candidates in graphic design, sales, marketing, business development, human resources, business administration, corporate social responsibility and proposal writing. Be sure to see our panel of industry experts discussing topics like diversity, hiring and the new COVID-19 job marketplace.  This event is sponsored by Career Services and California Cybersecurity Institute (CCI). Questions? Contact Career Services Executive Director Eileen Buecher at


Cal Poly Virtual Music Faculty Showcase Set for Oct. 23

Music Faculty Showcase with images of faculty to performThe Music Department will present a virtual Music Faculty Showcase and post-recital discussion at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23. The event is part of Cal Poly’s Mustang Family Week. Christopher J. Woodruff, on trumpet, will perform “Fanfare for St. Edmundsbury” by Benjamin Britten; Mark Miller, trombone, will perform “On Your Own Now” by Steven Verhelst; Emily Lanzone, violin, and Laura Gaynon, cello, will play the first two movements — Adagio and Allegro — from the Violin Sonata in C Major, Op. 5, No. 3, by Arcangelo Corelli; Lisa Nauful and Nick Waldron, bassoon, will be joined by Cal Poly alumna Emmie Banninger (Music, ’17) to play some bassoon trios; and Arthur White and David Becker, saxophone, and Ken Hustad, bass, will perform “Inner Urge” by Joe Henderson. Heidi Butterfield, oboe, will play “Two Pieces for Two Oboes and English Horn” by Gordon Jacob. The selection is written as an oboe trio for which all parts will be played and recorded by Butterfield. Paul Woodring, who is also the university organist, will perform “Theme and Variations” by Hendrik Andriessen on the Forbes Pipe Organ in the Performing Arts Center. Woodring will play piano with two other recitalists: Hustad, bass: Adagio from the ballet “Unforgettable 1919” by Dmitri Shostakovich; and Alba Franco-Cancél, pert-soprano: “Pueblito, mi Pueblo” (“Little Village, My Village”) by Carlos Guastavino and “Zapateado” from “La tempranica” by Gerónimo Giménez. Tickets are sold at the Performing Arts Center, ext. 6-4849. For more information, visit the Music Department calendar website.

Join the Cal Poly Mustangs Monster Mash Virtual Fun Run

Monster face with text reading Monster Mash Virtual Fun RunCompete in a virtual fun run to benefit scholarships for Cal Poly student-athletes. Participants can choose to run a mile, 5K or 10K and complete their race at any point between Oct. 30 and Nov. 2. Compete in several virtual challenges such as a costume contest and pumpkin-carving contest for the chance to win fun prizes. Every participant will receive a race T-shirt and goody bag. After you've completed your run, submit your distance and time to be featured on the Finisher’s List on and receive your Finisher’s Certificate. All proceeds benefit the Mustang Athletic Fund, which supports scholarships for Cal Poly student-athletes. For more information, contact Special Events Coordinator Lacey Buck at lbuck@calpoly.eduLearn more and register

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

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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.

There are no new listings at this time.

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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