EOC Spotlight: Operations Team Supports Campus Through COVID-19
For more than a year, Cal Poly’s Emergency Operations Center team has coordinated the university’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As public health conditions improve and the campus community works to transition to near-normal operations in the fall, the EOC will wind down, returning many individuals who have worked numerous hours on the response back to their daily duties. For the next few weeks, Cal Poly Report will spotlight a section of the EOC, starting with Operations — a large group working on everything from testing to campus operations. The wide variety of work has included implementing campus safety measures, determining event guidance, preparing for and staffing the university’s ongoing testing program, supporting students in isolation and quarantine, launching an on-campus vaccine clinic for students, and reviewing safety and repopulation plans, among many other assignments. The operations section includes: Tina Hadaway-Mellis, Alexandrea Kohler, Dr. Aaron Baker, Dr. K. Mikuni, Jude Fledderman, Patrick O’Sullivan, Cari Vanderkar, Beth Merritt Miller, Cem Sunata, Amy Gode, Fatma Umut Spanton, Scott Homolka, Emily Locher, Ryan Gruss, Juliette Duke, Doug Roberts, Scott Bloom, Andrea Burns, Nathaniel Martinez, Jennifer VanderKelen, Jean Davidson, Candace Winstead, Joseph Borzellino, Jennifer Haft, Taffy Gonzalez, Deanne LeMoine, Lisa Craft, and all of our Mustangs who worked at our testing sites. Special recognition goes to the Isolation and Quarantine Support Team: Daisy Castañeda, Hunter Simmons, Valla Hardy, Taelor Trimble, Evan Mclenithan, Carey Klinger, Dale Stoker and Courtney Kienow as well as Campus Dining: Cynthia Stocker, Russell Monteath Chef Maria Alvarez, Chef Jeremy Jones, Tina Ly, Susan Smith, Serina Soltero, and Chef Beto Gonzales; and University Housing: Nikolas Wianecki, Anthony Luis, Richel Galila, Rey Valdes, Savina Moffet, Ruben Campos, Mary Gibbs, Allison Elliott, Sarah Lasnik, Cat Placencia, Sandy Clark and the UH Custodial Team.
Provost Cynthia Jackson-Elmoore Inducted into Urban Affairs Association Distinguished Service Honor Roll
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Cynthia Jackson-Elmoore was one of 16 individuals inducted into the Urban Affairs Association (UAA) Distinguished Service Honor Roll. The UAA is the international professional organization for urban scholars, researchers and public/nonprofit service providers. The Distinguished Service Honor Roll was established in 2013 to recognize the organization’s most impactful service leaders. In this field, Jackson-Elmoore has conducted evaluations on community health care reform and published journal articles, books and book chapters on the governance role of nonprofit organizations in urban settings, brownfields, health and the built environment, privatization of municipal services, community participation in local health planning processes and engagement in state and local policy processes. She also served as acting assistant dean of the Urban Affairs Programs, director of the Urban Studies Graduate Program, and co-director of the Program in Urban Politics and Policy at Michigan State University.
Dean Fleischer Earns 2021 Woman of Distinction Honor from Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast
College of Engineering Dean Amy Fleischer will be one of six women honored as a Woman of Distinction during the Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast annual celebration. On May 20, the Breaking Barriers to Build Change virtual event will honor key individuals who drive lasting change in the Girl Scout organization and beyond, an honor fitting for Fleischer. The Central Coast scouting organization serves more than 8,800 girls across a region that includes San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties. Fleischer, a third-generation Girl Scout whose daughter was a scout, joined the local Girl Scouts council board in 2019. Her involvement at the board level came after the Girl Scouts of the USA announced an enhanced focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. “As educators, it is important to advance opportunities in the STEM field,” Fleischer said. “We are preparing the next generation workforce. As we encourage young women to go into STEM fields early, we are promoting the value of diversity in engineering.” Read the news release.
Three Departments Recognized for Use of Open Education Resources
Three departments have earned recognition for helping Cal Poly become a more inclusive and equitable campus for students through faculty adoption of low- or no-cost open educational resources (OER). These awards are part of the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology’s program to promote OER with the support of grants through the CSU Chancellor’s Office. The top award went to Communication Studies, which reported the highest number of course sections in the academic year using an open-source textbook and/or qualified to be designated a “zero-cost course material” (ZCCM) course. Instructors of 46 sections used OER or ZCCM, which benefited 1,166 students. Graphic Communication won an Honorable Mention Award for faculty utilizing Kennedy Library’s free e-texts in 31 sections. BioResource and Agricultural Engineering won an Outstanding Efforts Award for implementing a free textbook for all 15 sections of the Irrigation Water Management course (BRAE 340). Collectively, these three departments saved students a total of $178,000 in the 2020-21 academic year. OER are free resources that faculty can adopt for any course. To learn more, contact Affordable Learning Solutions Coordinator Anne Regan at [email protected], or visit the Open Educational Resources webpage.
Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Available On Campus; Other Vaccine Opportunities Shift
Cal Poly announced that Rite Aid will offer the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the on-campus clinic in UU 220 now through May 15 and May 20-June 5. The clinic, which is open to all students, employees and local community members, can also provide first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine to anyone 16 and older through May 15. (Ages 12-15 are not yet being served by the clinic, pending CDC approval.) Beginning May 20, the Rite Aid clinic will provide second doses of Pfizer. Appointments are available on Rite Aid's scheduling page by searching the zip code 93407. Walk-ins are also welcome on weekdays. Elsewhere, some vaccination options are evolving. Campus Health and Wellbeing’s Student Vaccination Clinic has transitioned to offer second doses to the more than 1,500 students who received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccines at the Health Center. Those students receive registration links via email. Off campus, SLO County Public Health's mass vaccination sites began accepting walk-ins at the Arroyo Grande and Paso Robles locations. All three of the county's clinics plan to shut down after June 3, though the county will continue to offer vaccines through mobile clinics and limited appointments at Public Health Department Offices. Community members can continue to find vaccine appointments through the county's clinics, local pharmacies and hospitals, including Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, through the My Turn appointment system or vaccinefinder.org. Find more information and updates on the vaccine page of Cal Poly's coronavirus website.
Vaccine Fact Check: Can Vaccines Affect Fertility?
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 a myth about the vaccines negatively affecting someone's chances of having a baby. The CDC says this: If you are trying to become pregnant now or want to get pregnant in the future, you may get a COVID-19 vaccine when one is available to you. There is currently no evidence that COVID-19 vaccination causes any problems with pregnancy, including the development of the placenta. In addition, there is no evidence that fertility problems are a side effect of any vaccine, including COVID-19 vaccines. Like all vaccines, scientists are studying COVID-19 vaccines carefully for side effects now and will continue to study them for many years. Find answers to misunderstandings about COVID-19 vaccines on the CDC's website. Look for more COVID Vaccine Fact Check posts in future editions of the Cal Poly Report.
Outstanding Student Employee of the Year Winner Announced
The Outstanding Student Employee of the Year (OSEY) Award recognizes the contributions of student employees to the university community and honors their efforts. In 2020-21, 32 students were recognized by their supervisors for their outstanding contributions to Cal Poly. The 2021 winners and runners-up are:
- Outstanding Student Employee of the Year: Manmit Singh Chahal, Ethnic Studies Department
- First Runner-Up: Courtney Andes-McCullough, ITS
- Second Runner-Up: Jon Prentice, ITS
This year’s annual reception, typically held during the National Student Employee Appreciation Week in April, was unfortunately canceled. In lieu of a reception, the winner and runners-up were invited to a special lunch with President and Mrs. Armstrong at their campus residence. To view the full list of students nominated, visit https://afd.calpoly.edu/payroll/students/student-employee-of-the-year.
Mustang Media Group Wins 37 Awards
Mustang Media Group won a total of 37 national and state awards between the 2021 virtual ceremonies of the College Media Business and Advertising Managers (CMBAM) and the California Collegiate Media Association (CCMA). The Journalism Department’s student-run integrated media organization proved that despite the challenges of a virtual year, the organization continues to find innovative, creative ways to tell the stories of the community and rise to every occasion. Mustang Media Group took home a total of 18 individual awards from CMBAM and 13 awards from CMA. “The business and marketing staff of Mustang Media Group had to find a way to sell products, market to students, and connect with an audience under the most extreme conditions,” Mustang Media Group General Manager Jon Schlitt said. “The editorial staff of Mustang Media Group did a fantastic job covering the outbreak of COVID-19, the return of students to Cal Poly’s campus and the Black Lives Matter movement. They did an extraordinary job in print and digital journalism all year, and their efforts were reflected as some of the best in California and even in the nation.” Visit the Journalism Department website for the full list of awards.
Faculty & Staff
Volunteers Needed for Spring Graduate Recognition Events
The Commencement Office is looking for faculty and staff volunteers to take part in celebrating the Class of 2021 during in-person Graduate Recognition Events on June 12 and 13 in Spanos Stadium. Volunteers will have the opportunity to participate in various roles during the events such as checking in guests, handing out programs, and leading students to the stage as they hear their names announced. Help create one of the most memorable moments in a student’s college experience and sign up today. In addition to faculty and staff volunteers, the Commencement Office is looking to recruit student workers. If you have students in your area looking for leadership experience, encourage them to sign up. They will be compensated at $16 an hour. Questions? Contact the Commencement Office at [email protected] or ext. 6-1600.
CET Grants, Stipends Available for Cal Poly Faculty
The Center for Expressive Technologies is seeking applications for pilot research grants and grant writing stipends from tenure-line faculty and lecturers in all colleges. What is an expressive technology? Projects funded by CET usually engage with visual and creative technologies (often digital), but the “what” is not as important as the “how” and the “‘why.” Expressive technologies allow us to tell stories that give us voice, help us meet our communal goals, inspire creativity and imagination that can engender empathy, help us learn from histories or promote inclusion and diversity. This is an opportunity to work with colleagues from other departments on new ideas and get funding to draft a grant proposal for an external sponsor. CET seed grants funds small pilot projects with up to $4,000; CET stipends provide support up to $3,000. Deadline for submissions is Friday, May 21. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/CETGrants. Have questions or need help finding a collaborator? Email CET Director Matthew Harsh at [email protected].
Lunch and Learn with Asian Pacific Islander Desi-American Faculty and Staff Association
The Cal Poly Asian Pacific Islander Desi-American Faculty and Staff Association invites all members of the campus community to the inaugural Lunch and Learn series for APIDA Heritage Month. In celebration of APIDA “Identity,” the association is presenting weekly seminars for our communities to engage and connect with. Visit the APIDA website for more information. The series includes:
- Friday, May 14, 12:10-1 p.m., “Model Minorities, Perpetual Foreigners and Asian/American Racialization.” Olivia Tran and Lilianne Tang (Student Diversity and Belonging) dive into the historical foundations of Asian racialization in the U.S. and the inherent anti-Blackness of the model minority myth. Register here.
- Friday, May 21, 12:10-1 p.m., “Understanding the Second-Generation Asian American Experience.” Join Professors Jess Lee (Sociology), Nisa Morey (Chemistry), and Grace Yeh (Ethnic Studies) in a moving discussion about the history and social context of the second-generation experience for Asian Americans. Register here.
- Friday, May 28, 12:10-1 p.m., “Mixed-Asian Representation on Netflix.” Join Dean of Students Joy Pedersen and Jacob Campbell (data and budget analyst, Cal Poly Scholars) for a virtual discussion on the rise of mixed-Asian stories and characters on Netflix and the challenges/opportunities of on-screen representation. Register here.
Questions? Email [email protected].
Applications Open for Faculty-in-Residence Program
University Housing is seeking a new Faculty in Residence (FiR) for the 2021-22 academic year. The Faculty-in-Residence program is a partnership between Student Affairs and Academic Affairs that bridges academic and residential life for campus residents. While living in University Housing’s residential communities, FiR participants form strong connections with residents and become an integral academic and community partner. This opportunity is open to full-time faculty. Interested faculty members should complete the Faculty in Residence application by Monday, May 24. Faculty members with questions regarding the FiR position can email Allison Elliott at [email protected].
Last Chance for the 30% Discount on Department Canopy Tents or Table Covers
The exclusive pricing University Marketing and Strategic Business Services secured with our licensed vendor, ID Me College, a California-certified small business, will expire June 30, 2021. Due to the pandemic, the pricing was extended through the end of this fiscal year, so make sure to get orders in as soon as possible directly with Jodi or Kimberly from ID Me College. Details are in the link below. This offer is for 10-foot by 10-foot canopy tents and 6-foot or 8-foot fitted table covers. These are high-quality, durable products with excellent printing. With the newly refreshed university branding, existing canopy tents and table covers with old logos and colors will expire at the end of 2021, so this will ease the burden of purchasing these new items at the full retail cost. Access the ordering details and visual templates from the offer webpage.
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].
Central Coast Pride Presents Pride Week May 16-23
Central Coast Pride is a committee of the Gala Pride and Diversity Center, a local nonprofit organization, and LGBTQ Campus Life (PRIDE) at Cal Poly. Both cultural centers support and empower people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions to strengthen and unite the Central Coast community. Central Coast Pride invites the campus community to join in celebrating, honoring, and giving visibility to members of the LGBTQ community. The committee is hosting several pride week events, including game nights and drag shows and monthlong events like secret menus and an art show. Central Coast Pride is still looking for submissions for a few of its events, especially the Pet Competition and Pride's Got Talent. It's a great way to win some prizes! Read about and register for events online at slopride.com.
Participate in ‘Bike There’ May 20-23 and Win Prizes
Cal Poly has partnered with the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments to highlight the power of community through bikes by creating “Bike There.” This three-day event encourages SLO community members to bike anywhere around the county, including Cal Poly. “Bike There” is a new type of celebration that encompasses both Bike to Work and School Days from previous years. From May 20-23, bike to these locations around the county to find signs with a QR code and scan them to redeem free “Bike There” giveaways. These prizes include a buff (neck gaiter), sticker and Whalebird Kombucha discounts, all of which can be mailed to prize winners. Participants will also get the chance to win an electric bike. The three Cal Poly campus QR locations can be found in the UU plaza, Campus Market and O’Neill Green along California Boulevard. As you bike around your community, don’t forget to share some photos of your rides on social media using #BikeThere and tag @slorideshare on Instagram, @Rideshare on Facebook and @slorideshare on Twitter.
Cal Poly Joins the CSU Systemwide Fleet Partnership Program
Cal Poly has joined the CSUwide Fleet Partnership Program, which works to partner all universities in the system with one manufacturing company for all fleet purchases. The main goal of this partnership is to have the chosen manufacturing company provide fleet for all campus needs at a lower cost with added benefits such as extended warranties and discounted parts. This partnership will also promote sustainability, as Cal Poly will be able to purchase a fleet of electric vehicles constructed with a much higher content of recyclable materials in order to reduce fuel emissions and the university’s overall carbon footprint. The partnership with this manufacturer will also promote Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing experience as it is likely that the company will offer internships and scholarships to various academic departments. Additionally, the fleet partnership will benefit veterans, provide scholarship opportunities to athletics departments, and allow for vehicle demonstrations to acquaint the campus community with the fleet. The relationship between Cal Poly and the selected manufacturing company will be mutually beneficial as the company will get to build a talent pipeline of Cal Poly students for future career opportunities. For more on this, visit the Inside Cal Poly blog.
Recycling Training Available for Campus Community
Student Zero Waste Ambassadors(ZWAs) have developed a brief recycling training to present at staff meetings, student trainings or safety tailgate sessions. The zero-waste training is a short (15-20-minute) training session held over Zoom and led by Zero Waste Ambassadors for faculty, staff and student groups to learn how to effectively recycle and compost on campus. Anyone interested in holding a training session for a team, department or club, can email [email protected]. California Assembly Bill 2812 requires that state agencies offer employees training in recycling at least once per year.
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].
Participants Needed for Sedentary Screen Time Study
Sedentary screen time consumes more than half of discretionary time and is the single most prevalent use of time for adults in the U.S. outside of work and sleep. Participants are needed for a study on the best ways to reduce the use of screen time and increase health outcomes. The study is led by Professor Sarah Keadle in Cal Poly's Center for Health Research and is conducted in partnership with Arizona State University. Eligible participants must be between the ages of 23 and 64, own a smartphone or tablet and have internet access with no limit on the amount of data. Due to COVID-19, this study will be conducted virtually. Anyone interested in participating or learning more about the study, which is called StandUPTV, should call ext. 6-5506 or fill out an interest form.
Join ‘Not Your Average Farmer’ Event May 12
Join the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences for a conversation with Nikiko Masumoto, farmer, artist and creator. “Not Your Average Farmer: A Conversation with Nikiko Masumoto” will be held virtually from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, and will explore her experience as a person of color in the food and agriculture industry. Masumoto was born in California’s Central Valley and spent her childhood on the Masumoto family farm, an 80-acre organic farm in Del Rey. Before returning to farm side by side with her father, Masumoto earned a bachelor's degree in gender and women’s studies from UC Berkeley and a master's degree in performance as public practice from the University of Texas at Austin. Her passion for arts and activism is woven with her love of the land and dreams of a sustainable future. Access to the Zoom link can be found here. Registration is not required. This event was planned by the CAFES Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.
APIDA Heritage Month Presents Art and Activism with Poet Terisa Siagatonu on May 13
Looking to understand more about activism and allyship for the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) community? Join the next APIDA Heritage Month event at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 13, with Terisa Siagatonu, an award-winning poet, teaching artist, mental health educator and community leader. In this workshop, she will speak about the APIDA community as it relates to social justice and activism, and attendees will also have a chance to create and self-express through a guided poetry writing session. Register to join the workshop at www.tinyurl.com/apidahm-terisa. For additional information, contact Lilianne Tang at [email protected].
Join CLA for Black Lives Matter Speaker Series on May 13
Join the College of Liberal Arts at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 13, for the next event in the Black Lives Matter Speaker Series titled “Bad Apples Come from Rotten Trees in Policing: Racism and Reimagining American Law Enforcement” with Rashawn Ray, professor of sociology and executive director of the Lab for Applied Social Science Research (LASSR) at the University of Maryland, College Park. Ray’s research addresses the mechanisms that manufacture and maintain racial and social inequality with a particular focus on police-civilian relations, health disparities and voting behavior. His work also speaks to ways that inequality may be attenuated through racial uplift activism and social policy. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more about the Black Lives Matter Speaker Series and register for this event now.
‘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].
Central Coast Social Justice Education Conference to Take Place May 15
The fourth annual Central Coast Social Justice Education Conference will be held virtually from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15. The conference will focus on naming and challenging forms of oppression by bringing together local educators and activists committed to racial justice. The keynote speaker is Jamila Lyiscott, a community-engaged scholar, nationally renowned speaker, and the author of “Black Appetite. White Food: Issues of Race, Voice and Justice Within and Beyond the Classroom.” The conference will also include a panel of K-12 educators and Central Coast activists and a curriculum fair featuring social justice lessons created by Cal Poly School of Education students. It is free and open to the public. Register at tinyurl.com/CCSJEC2021. The conference is co-organized and sponsored by the Central Coast Coalition for Undocumented Student Success and the Cal Poly School of Education.
Stream Student-Directed Spring Dance Concert ‘Affinity’ from May 19-21
The Cal Poly Theatre and Dance Department presents “Affinity,” the annual student-directed Spring Dance Concert. Online streaming is available from May 19-21 on the Performing Arts Center website. Every year, students of all majors come together to create a one-of-a-kind performance that is directed, choreographed and performed by students. This year, the process occurred in an entirely virtual format. The title “Affinity” represents a feeling of closeness and understanding that comes from shared qualities or interests. This show is the culmination of a community of individuals with a shared love for dance. No reservations are required; contact Christy Chand with questions.
Cal Poly Hosts Keynote Speaker May 20 for Global Accessibility Awareness Day
Help Cal Poly celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 20, by attending a keynote address by Anna Voelker, executive director of the SciAccess Initiative, an international effort dedicated to promoting disability inclusion in science. Voelker’s talk will demonstrate cutting-edge outreach resources, such as data sonification and 3D printed astronomy models that are empowering the next generation of disabled space scientists and engineers. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day activities and register for this keynote at accessibility.calpoly.edu.
Virtual Theatre and Dance Production ‘Chatroom’ Available to Stream Starting May 21
The Cal Poly Theatre and Dance Department presents Enda Walsh’s “Chatroom.” The virtual production is viewable via online streaming at 8 p.m. May 21-22 and May 28-29, and at 2 p.m. May 23-30. How do we learn to love one another? Internet chat rooms of the early 2000s, precursors to social media of today, allowed people to virtually meet others all over the world who shared the same passions, interests, loves, hates and loneliness. When a desperate teenager reaches out to a chat room for help, several strangers respond. But what are their true motivations? This prescient 2005 play by Enda Walsh (“Once,” “Disco Pigs”) explores the potential of online relationships to enable cruelty — and inspire kindness. Reserve free tickets here and contact Christy Chand with questions.
W. Terrence Spiller to Perform Beethoven Sonatas Virtually May 21
Pianist and Professor Emeritus W. Terrence Spiller will give a virtual all-Beethoven recital that will be released at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 21, and will be available through May 28. The recital is the fifth in Spiller’s survey of the complete piano sonatas of Beethoven and will be presented from the main stage of Miossi Hall in the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center. This year’s program will include Sonata in E Major, Op. 14, No. 1; Sonata in D Major, Op. 28 (“The Pastorale”); and Sonata in E Minor, Op. 90. The program will conclude with Sonata in A-flat Major, Op. 110, considered a poetic masterpiece. Spiller retired from full-time teaching in March, but he will continue to teach applied piano in the Music Department. Tickets are sold from the Performing Arts Center, ext. 6-4849. For more information, visit the Music Department calendar website.
Cal Poly to Present Virtual ‘RSVP XXVI: Electronic Music Showcase’ on May 29
The Music Department’s student production ensemble RSVP will present “RSVP XXVI: Electronic Music Showcase” virtually at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 29. The concert will feature premieres of original student-produced music that explores a variety of ways to create and transform electronic sounds. Students from the Music Department’s Sound Design classes have collaborated with Composition Forum Club members to produce new works ranging from lo-fi grooves and video game music, to experimental soundscapes and pop. The music will be synced with video games designed by members of Cal Poly’s Game Development Club and media by Art and Design students. The concert will conclude with the Sound Design students performing two works for laptop orchestra (lork), which functions similarly to a traditional ensemble but instead of playing acoustic instruments, the students will be generating sounds with laptop computers. Sound Design instructor Laura M. Kramer will direct the concert. Tickets are sold from the Performing Arts Center, ext. 6-4849. For more information, visit the Music Department calendar website.
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, fans will be permitted for these events at 33% 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, 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.
#499981 — Business Applications Services Manager (Administrator II) — Information Services — Application Data and Integration Services. Salary commensurate with the background and experience of the individual selected. Open until filled.
#500071 — Client Services Manager (Administrator II) — Information Services — Client 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].
#500145 — Full Time Lecturer, Architecture, College of Architecture and Environmental Design. Open until filled.
#500010 — Full Time Lecturer, Landscape Architecture, College of Architecture and Environmental Design. Open until filled.
#500140 — Full Time Lecturer, Construction Management, College of Architecture and Environmental Design. Open until filled.
#500226 — Full Time Lecturer, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, College of Engineering. Open until filled.
#500162 — Assistant Coach, Men’s - Women’s Golf, Athletics Department. Open until filled.
#500086 — Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, Athletics Department. Open until filled.
Corporation Employment Opportunities
Cal Poly Corporation is a separate entity operating in concert with the university to provide a diverse range of services and resources to students, faculty and staff. To view all available job postings or apply, visit the Corporation website. For assistance, contact Human Resources at ext. 6-1121.
Project Coordinator, Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE)/Cal Poly Small Business Development Center (SBDC), $19.47-$21.15 per hour.
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].
There are no new listings this week.
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.