The CSU Announces Plans to Require COVID-19 Vaccines; Appointments Available Throughout SLO County
The CSU and UC systems announced plans to require the COVID-19 vaccine for students and employees conditioned on Food and Drug Administration approval and adequate availability of the fully approved vaccine, likely beginning fall quarter. More details will be made available as fall approaches. Find the full announcement on the CSU’s website. Everyone 16 and older in SLO County is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and can find first and second dose appointments through several local providers. All students can make appointments at Campus Health and Wellbeing’s Student Vaccination Clinic at the Health Center. Everyone can find appointments at local pharmacies and SLO County’s Public Health Department vaccine sites outlined on the vaccine page of the coronavirus website. The county encourages everyone to follow instructions to make a second dose appointment, if needed, through the same provider that administered the first dose. The county urges the campus community to share their vaccine experience and become a #VaccineChampion to help end the pandemic.
Vaccine Fact Check: What's Happening with the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine?
Welcome to the COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Check, weekly insights on the COVID-19 vaccines presented by Campus Health and Wellbeing. This week’s fact check addresses recent news regarding the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended a pause in administering this specific brand of vaccine due to reports of a rare and severe type of blood clot. The issue occurred at a rate of 7 per 1 million vaccinated women between 18 and 49 years old within two weeks of getting the vaccine. For women 50 years and older and men of all ages, this adverse event is even more rare. During the pause, medical and scientific teams examined available data to assess the risk and conducted outreach to health care providers to ensure they knew how to recognize these cases and manage the unique treatment required. On April 23, the CDC recommended use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine should be resumed and confirmed the FDA and CDC have confidence that the vaccine is safe and effective in preventing COVID-19. If you received this specific type of vaccine, here is what you need to know. Look for more COVID Vaccine Fact Check posts in future editions of the Cal Poly Report.
Nominations for 35th Annual Cal Poly Community Service Awards Due May 16
Nominations for the 35th annual Cal Poly Community Service Awards are due by before midnight Sunday, May 16. Awards for the categories of individual faculty, staff and student contributions, along with student organizations and community partner of the year, will be bestowed on those making extraordinary impacts to address community needs. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, honorees will first be notified by email before awards and written recognition are delivered to them in lieu of a traditional in-person ceremony. More information about the history of the awards, details on each category, and a link to the nomination form can be found here. Anyone with questions about the nomination process can email the Center for Service in Action at [email protected].
Scout Coffee Co. Coming to Campus
Locally owned Scout Coffee Co. will be serving its made-from-scratch pastries and craft-roasted coffee in a new location next to the Welcome Center in yakʔitʸutʸu in fall 2021. Scout will offer its award-winning HoneyCo Coffee Roasters coffee as well as an extensive menu of fresh-baked goods, including buns, muffins and scones, almond blackberry jam croissants, ham and cheese croissants, multiple shortbread options and more. For those looking for a more substantial meal, Scout has numerous other optio(including avocado toast, fruit and yogurt parfait, chia pudding, Liege waffles, and a buttermilk biscuit with salted honey butter and jam. In addition to coffee, teas and tasty food items, Scout Coffee Co. is known for its inspiring spaces that locals have come to love. The new space will serve as a gathering spot for campus residents and visitors to grab a quick coffee and pastry on the way to class or to join a tour of the campus. Cal Poly Corporation is funding the build out of the space, with total capital expected to exceed $1 million. The investment is one of many, including the $28 million renovation of the Dining Complex (No. 19), in the Corporation’s 10-year commercial services plan. For more information, visit Inside Cal Poly.
Last Chance to Give Feedback and Win Prizes
This is the last week that campus community members can provide feedback to Administration and Finance units and be entered to win prizes for participating in the Focus Forward survey. The survey closes on Friday, April 30. A&F leadership is reaching out to constituents across campus for feedback on the division’s response to the pandemic. The information will be used to reassess A&F unit offerings and deliverables. Open to all faculty, staff and students, the survey covers every unit and department within A&F. Campus community members are only being asked to complete the sections relevant to them. For every section that participants complete, they will be entered into a for an iPad Mini or more than 60 other prizes. More information on the survey, prizes and a link to participate are available at afd.calpoly.edu/survey.
Cal Poly Corporation Board Meeting to be Held April 30
The Cal Poly Corporation board of directors will hold a regular meeting virtually using Zoom at 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 30. This is a public meeting. Use this Zoom webinar link to join the meeting. Public comments for this meeting must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. Thursday, April 22, via email to [email protected]. A copy of the agenda with all pertinent information for the Zoom meeting will be available starting April 23. For a copy, email [email protected] or visit the Cal Poly Corporation website.
Cal Poly Foundation Board Meeting Set for May 1
The Cal Poly Foundation board of directors is scheduled for Saturday, May 1, and will be held virtually beginning at 9:30 a.m. This meeting serves as the annual meeting of the board. For more information, contact the Cal Poly Foundation office at ext. 6-7147 or [email protected].
Cal Poly Sends 10 Student Projects to Annual CSU Research Competition
Ten research projects from Cal Poly students were selected to represent the university at the annual CSU systemwide competition April 30 to May 1. The projects were chosen from a total of 46 — involving 84 undergraduate students, graduate students and recent alumni — during the university’s internal competition. The Academic Senate Grants Review Committee chose the 10 to move forward. “I’m thrilled that these students will have the opportunity to represent Cal Poly at this CSU-wide event and share their important research with the competition jurors and their peers, as well as faculty and staff members from across the CSU,” said Jane Lehr, director of the Office of Student Research. “We had such a successful internal competition this year, we could have easily sent twice as many projects forward if we had been allowed to do so.” Anika Maney, a fourth-year communication studies major who will present her project on the potential impacts of media on social behaviors, said: “Being able to participate in research and these competitions truly illustrates the value of what I’ve learned and the skills I’ve developed in my time at Cal Poly.” View which projects will be presented.
Educated Renters Certificate Program Relaunched by University Housing
University Housing has relaunched the Educated Renters Certificate Program (ERCP). This program is designed to give students an advantage in the local housing market by educating them about their rights and responsibilities as tenants and neighbors. In turn, an ERCP certificate helps property owners choose responsible tenants. Faculty and staff who know of any students seeking community housing can encourage them to visit University Housing’s Off-Campus Housing Resources page to learn more about ERCP. Anyone with questions about the program can contact Zach Zimmerman at [email protected].
Faculty & Staff
Safety Days Tips with EHS
Environmental Health and Safety will celebrate World Day for Safety and Health at Work on Wednesday, April 28, with a reminder to the campus community that it is always important to practice safe behaviors, whether you are working on campus or at home. Practicing safety at work is always necessary in order to avoid any injuries or health complications. World Day for Safety and Health at Work aims to raise awareness of safety and health in the work place. To commemorate the day EHS has put together a list of the Top 11 Safety Tips. They are:
- Keep work areas clean.
- Use the proper tool for the job.
- Always wear the proper PPE for the work task.
- Never work on live equipment.
- Make sure chemicals are properly labeled and stored.
- Stop work when needed to address hazards.
- Communicate hazards to other personnel.
- Wear your hair up and avoid loose clothing when operating any machinery.
- When operating a golf cart or bike follow traffic rules.
- Ask questions when you are unsure.
- Maintain an ergonomic workspace.
For more information visit the Inside Cal Poly blog.
Do-It-Yourself Video Captioning Training Available to Campus Members
The Disability Resource Center (DRC) offers monthly DIY video captioning trainings via Zoom for faculty, staff and/or their student assistants. The next training will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 11. Attendees will learn how to use various automated transcription tools to create accurate closed captions for videos uploaded to YouTube. Visit accessibility.calpoly.edu to register for this training and to request accommodations as needed. Once registered, participants will automatically receive a Zoom link for the training. Questions? Email John Lee at [email protected]. Live captions and transcripts are available for this training session.
Transfer Inclusivity Training to be Held May 14 and June 4
To help create a more inclusive and equitable environment for transfer students at Cal Poly, the Transfer Center is offering a Transfer Inclusivity Training to all staff and faculty on campus. This training will run 90 minutes and includes a short break. Spring training dates are Friday, May 14, and Friday, June 4 from 10-11:30 a.m. Register today.
Replacement Program for Off-Campus Fuel Purchases Coming Soon
The off-campus fuel program known as Voyager is being replaced, and current cards will expire June 30. Employees and departments with an off-campus fuel card must take immediate action to avoid any gap in service. Instructions to apply for a new Fleet Fuel Card as well as policies and procedures can be found by visiting the Cal Poly Fleet Services webpage and clicking on Fuel. Completed applications can be returned by email at [email protected] and should be submitted no later than May 14 to ensure continuity of service. Questions? Contact the Fleet Fuel Card administrators by emailing [email protected].
Professional Development Courses Added in May
Employee and Organization Development is pleased to share the release of the May professional development offerings as part of the Cross Campus Collaboration series. Many of Cal Poly’s and the CSU campuses’ workshops are now being offered online, providing a unique opportunity to extend learning beyond campus borders and offer a new way to share professional development. EOD has recently added new courses and additional dates for May; view and register using the links below. Registration opens April 22 on a first-come, first-served basis. Don’t delay. Classes are:
- Avoiding Bias in Hiring, May 4, 2-4 p.m.
- Giving and Leveraging Feedback for Success, May 5, 9-10:30 a.m.
- Improving the Work is the Work: Creating an Ongoing Daily Problem-Solving Culture in Higher Education, May 11, 9:30-11 a.m.
- Work-Life Integration, May 11, 1-3:30 p.m.
- Employee Engagement, May 12, 10 a.m.-noon.
- Leaders @ Change, May 13, 10 a.m.-noon.
- Positive Psychology, May 18, 10 a.m.-noon.
- The Art and Science of Building an Organizational Culture, May 19, 10:30 a.m. to noon.
- Exposing Hidden Bias, May 21, 9-10:30 a.m.
- Self-coaching, May 25, 1-2:30 p.m.
- Respect in the Workplace, May 26, 10:30 a.m.-noon.
- Virtual Facilitation, May 27, 9 a.m.-noon.
'Disability Tapas' Presentations to be Held on Thursdays Through Spring Quarter
Disabilities come in many different forms and can vary greatly. Join the Disability Resource Center (DRC) for some snack-size information and interactive discussions on a variety of disability-related topics. Presentations are geared toward faculty and staff (students are welcome), and offered every Thursday from 11:10 a.m. to noon via Zoom. For more information, visit the DRC Disability Tapas webpage. Past presentations are viewable at https://drc.calpoly.edu/disability-tapas. The presentations include:
- April 29: Introduction to Disability Allyship.
- May 6: Understanding Chronic Invisible Illness.
- May 13: Supporting Students with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).
- May 20: The Why and DIY of Video Captioning (1.5 hours).
- May 27: Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities.
- June 3: Supporting Students with Autism.
Facilities Operations Executive Director Jude Fledderman is retiring on May 1. Hailing from a small town in Pennsylvania, Fledderman moved to California’s Central Coast in 1982 and spent 33 years in various positions at the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant working for PG&E. He later joined Cal Poly, where he has led Facilities Operations for nearly six years. In this role Fledderman proudly guides a highly talented staff performing a variety of roles, including various skilled trades, custodial, landscape, fleet, moving and surplus, and other leadership and support personnel. Collectively they maintain, keep safe and clean, and constantly improve the campus facilities and environment. Fledderman says he will miss his daily interactions with staff and the walks around campus viewing their awesome work and accomplishments. Additionally he will miss receiving verbal and written thank you notes to the staff of the Facilities Operations Team from students, staff, faculty and campus visitors and sharing them with the team. Fledderman’s retirement bucket list includes traveling to North America cities, sightseeing and fly fishing, as well as performing some nonprofit work that involves helping people and preserving — two things he is passionate about. He is also looking forward to experiencing the freedom of not being on-call 24/7 for the first time in 30 years.
Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month: Denim Day and Take Back the Night
Show your support for survivors by participating in Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month’s Denim Day and Take Back the Night events. Slated for Wednesday, April 28, Denim Day is an international campaign that evolved after the Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction because the survivor wore tight jeans. Join the Denim Day social media campaign by sending a picture of yourself in denim to [email protected], and be sure to download your Denim Day Zoom background from Safer’s website. Safer will repost pictures on Instagram on April 28 to show support for survivors. Join again the next day, April 29, for Take Back the Night, an international movement to end sexual violence. The day will feature three virtual events, culminating in an evening Survivor Speak Out and Candlelight Vigil from 5-6 p.m. For more information, visit Safer’s website.
Statistical Consulting Service Available During Spring
The Statistics Department provides a statistical consulting service to the university community to facilitate research design and data analysis in a wide variety of disciplines. Consulting will be available through June 11 by appointment only. Ulric Lund and John Walker will serve as the consultants. They are available to advise on data collection, experimental design and analysis of research projects. In addition, they are available to lead seminars or tutorials on requested topics and offer advice on various computer packages available at Cal Poly. Faculty, staff and students interested in utilizing the consulting service are encouraged to access the Statistics Department website for additional information, including what to bring to a consulting session. To schedule a consultation, email [email protected].
Beautifully Designed Bella Montana Home Available for Purchase
A home at 555-A Paseo Bella Montaña (La Cumbre) is now available for purchase and can be viewed at Bella Montana. The 1,029-square-foot home comes equipped with two spacious bedrooms, two-and-a-half cleanly designed bathrooms, a one-car garage and convenient indoor laundry. The Bella Montana living community provides beautiful views of the Central Coast foothills. Living in a Bella Montana home offers an enhanced lifestyle for homeowners and their families. The surrounding location provides walks and hikes in a beautiful location and is very close to many conveniently located shops and restaurants. This home is one of 69 individually owned homes in a 5.3-acre planned housing community that was designed just for Cal Poly employees and their families. Bella Montana homes are located on Highland Drive near iconic Highway 1. Contact Kody Kester at 805-440-5665 or [email protected] for more information.
CLA Black Lives Matter Speaker Series Continues April 29
Join the College of Liberal Arts at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 29, for the next event in the Black Lives Matter Speaker Series, “Silent Cells: The Secret Drugging of America,” with Anthony Hatch, a critical sociologist who studies the intersections of science, technology and medicine with special emphases on racial, gender and socioeconomic inequality. He is the author of “Silent Cells: The Secret Drugging of Captive America” and “Blood Sugar: Racial Pharmacology and Food Justice in Black America.” This event is free and open to the public. Learn more about the Black Lives Matter Speaker Series and register for this event.
Unmasking Leadership Series with Ashanti Branch Set for April 29-30
Don’t miss “Unmasking Leadership,” a two-part virtual Zoom series featuring Ashanti Branch, a Cal Poly alumnus and founder of the Oakland-based youth development and mentoring program The Ever Forward Club. Sponsored by the Center for Leadership and the Men and Masculinities Program, part one of the series will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29, and features Branch discussing the intersections of masculinities and leadership in his work. Click here for the link. Part two of the series will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 30, and features the “Unmasking Leadership” workshop, in which Branch will help students experience and develop key leadership tools through an uncommonly honest dialogue. Register for the session here. The workshop is limited to the first 40 respondents. Anyone with questions or needing additional information can contact Nick Bilich at [email protected].
‘LIVE from the PAC’ to Stream the Arthur White Quartet on April 30
The Performing Arts Center invites you to celebrate International Jazz Day with the Arthur White Quartet, which will be live-streamed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 30. This performance, part of the Live from the PAC free virtual concert series, will feature Cal Poly professor and saxophonist Arthur White, joined by vibraphonist Sean Collins, bassist Dylan Johnson, and drummer Darrell Voss. White is a nationally recognized composer, arranger, touring saxophonist and director of jazz studies at Cal Poly. The local musicians have joined together for this special event for an evening of jazz standards and original compositions. The Vimeo streaming link will be available on April 30 on the event webpage, and will be available to watch on demand after the livestream. Any donations received during the concert will be split between the artists and the Performing Arts Center. Learn more about the show.
Tickets on Sale for Winemaker’s Showcase on May 7
The 26th annual Cal Poly Winemaker's Showcase will be held Friday, May 7. This year's virtual event, produced by students, will give supporters the opportunity to interact with students, alumni, faculty and friends from the comfort of their own home while enjoying wine and a catered to-go dinner, bid on live auction items, and hear directly from students. Get your tickets now. Tickets are $80-$100 and include access to the live, virtual event and a catered to-go dinner for two from Field to Table Catering. In addition, wine can be purchased to pair with your dinner selection. All funds raised support the wine and viticulture program and promote student success.
Buy Tickets to May 8 Experience Industry Management Auction and Dinner
The Experience Industry Management Department’s annual Auction and Dinner fundraiser is Saturday, May 8. This year's event will feature a livestreamed program produced by students and virtual live and silent auctions. Get your tickets now. Tickets are $35-$45 per household for access to the virtual program, including a special “sunshine” box that will be sent prior to the event to help participants celebrate at home. All funds raised through the event help to develop the Experience Industry Management program and promote student success.
‘The Muse Hour’ Features Las Cafeteras on May 8
Cal Poly Arts’ virtual music and conversation series “The Muse Hour” welcomes Los Angeles-based Afro-Mexican music group Las Cafeteras at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 8. Born and raised east of the Los Angeles River, Las Cafeteras is remixing roots music and telling modern-day stories of Latino and immigrant lives. Using traditional Son Jarocho instruments like the jarana, requinto, quijada (donkey jawbone), and tarima (a wooden platform), Las Cafeteras sing in English, Spanish and Spanglish and meld styles from rock and hip-hop to rancheras. Produced in cooperation with Tacoma Arts Live in Washington and The Luther Burbank Center in Santa Rosa, California, this event includes a prerecorded performance, followed by a live virtual and moderated Q&A session with members of Las Cafeteras. Tickets to the second season of “The Muse Hour” are $11.50 per device, per event. Current Cal Poly Arts VIP Members at the $75 Cameo Level and up receive free access to all of “The Muse Hour” events. Visit calpolyarts.org for more information.
‘Rubí: A DACA Dreamer in Trump’s America’ Film Screening and Discussion Set for May 14
The campus community is invited to attend a film screening of “Rubí: A DACA Dreamer in Trump’s America” followed by conversation with executive producer Lázaro Lima, professor of Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino studies at Hunter College in New York. The webinar event will take place at noon Friday, May 14. The film is an intimate true-life portrait of 22-year-old Rubi, an undocumented Mexican-American Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Dreamer. In revealing interviews filmed over three years, Rubí and her parents (also undocumented) recount their family’s harrowing immigration story and detail why they came to the United States with their then-7-year-old daughter. The event is presented by the World Languages and Cultures Department; the College of Liberal Arts Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Fund; and the Ethnic Studies, History, and Social Sciences departments. Register for this event. For more information, contact Professor of Spanish Karen Muñoz-Christian at [email protected].
Events.calpoly.edu is a new platform that shines a spotlight on high-profile special events at
Cal Poly and throughout our community, focusing on the wide and diverse range of activities on and around our campus. This site is designed to help our colleges, programs, departments and facilities promote exciting events that can be seen by a selected audience. It will update regularly and include events happening in the next 30-45 days. It is not a calendar of all events, and it does not include student club events. Here are some links to help you navigate:
Submitting an Event to Events.calpoly.edu
To submit your event for consideration, please send the event title, date, time, duration, ticket information, intended audience(s) and image (1600 bpi wide) to [email protected].
University Events Calendar
To find a listing of all events — such as performances, lectures, workshops and more — visit our Master Calendar.
25Live: Space and Event Scheduling can help you schedule or book a venue for an upcoming on-campus event.
For an overview of up-to-date sports information, photos and videos, visit gopoly.com. Per guidelines from the state and San Luis Obispo County Public Health, starting April 1 fans will be permitted for these events at 20% capacity. This guideline will be revisited for future events. Tickets for baseball games can be purchased at the Cal Poly Ticket office, located at the Performing Arts Center. Admission to all other spring sports events is free.
Upcoming Events @ Home
Friday, April 30
Softball vs. Cal State Fullerton, Bob Janssen Field, 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 1
Track and Field vs. UC Santa Barbara, Miller and Capriotti Athletics Complex, 11 a.m.
Softball vs. Cal State Fullerton (DH), Bob Janssen Field, 2 p.m.
Friday, May 14
Softball vs. UC San Diego (DH), Bob Janssen Field, 1 p.m.
Baseball vs. Cal State Fullerton, Baggett Stadium, 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 15
Softball vs. UC San Diego, Bob Janssen Field, 11 a.m.
Baseball vs. Cal State Fullerton (DH), Baggett Stadium, 1 p.m.
Sunday, May 16
Baseball vs. Cal State Fullerton, Baggett Stadium, 1 p.m.
Friday, May 28
Baseball vs. Hawai'i, Baggett Stadium, 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 29
Baseball vs. Hawai'i (DH), Baggett Stadium, 1 p.m.
Sunday, May 30
Baseball vs. Hawai'i, Baggett Stadium, 1 p.m.
For all available job openings, visit jobs.calpoly.edu. 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.
#499828 — Infrastructure and Platform Services Platform Manager (Administrator II) - Information Services. Salary commensurate with the background and experience of the individual selected. Open until filled.
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 jobs.calpoly.edu.
Faculty Employment Opportunities
Visit jobs.calpoly.edu for current openings, further information and how to apply. The part-time lecturer pools are now open. Visit jobs.calpoly.edu for current openings, further information and how to apply. For assistance, please email Academic Personnel at [email protected].
Director, University Honors Program, Academic Programs and Planning. Faculty position includes 100% release time from teaching and service responsibilities in home department. Open to current Cal Poly full-time, tenured faculty, with significant teaching experience in higher education. Review of applications will begin the week of May 3. Open until filled. Visit https://academicprograms.calpoly.edu/home#Hiring for more information.
Corporation Employment Opportunities
Cal Poly Corporation is a separate entity operating in concert with the university to provide a diverse range of services and resources to students, faculty and staff. To view all available job postings or apply, visit the Corporation website. For assistance, contact Human Resources at ext. 6-1121.
Director, TRIO Achievers, Student Academic Services, $58,800-$62,000 annually.
ASI Employment Opportunities
Hiring, developing and empowering quality staff is what drives the ASI organization. Join ASI’s dynamic team that supports not only the students of Cal Poly, but the entire university and greater San Luis Obispo communities. Visit the Work For ASI webpage for a full listing of available positions and to apply. Sign up for the Work For ASI newsletter to be the first to know about new opportunities. For more information, contact ASI Human Resources at [email protected].
Accounting Technician I – Accounts Receivable and Fixed Assets (Business Services), $20.48 an hour with excellent benefits. Position open until filled.
Club Services Assistant (University Union), $18.30 an hour with excellent benefits. Position open until filled.
Teacher (Orfalea Family and ASI Children's Center), $16.14 an hour with excellent benefits. Position open until filled.
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.