EOC Spotlight: Logistics Section Gets the Job Done
For more than a year, Cal Poly’s Emergency Operations Center team has coordinated the university’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the next few weeks, each section of the EOC will be highlighted in Cal Poly Report. This week’s accolades go to Logistics, which is responsible for provisioning personnel, services, equipment and material in support of an incident. For the Cal Poly team, that has included ordering more than 25,000 face coverings and gaiters, and 16,500 face shields to distribute to students and employees on campus; hiring more than 150 student employees for the ongoing testing program, and procuring supplies for testing; working with San Luis Obispo County to support its creation of an Alternate Care Site at the Cal Poly Recreation Center; and ensuring the on-campus vaccine clinic for students was prepared to open. Thanks to the Logistics section: Ashley Sangster, Ron Skamfer, Samson Blackwell, Kathryn Rummell, Al Liddicoat, John Sage, Robyn Wallman, Takuto Doshiro, Jeffery Dumars and Ray Aronson. Their work and dedication to the university is greatly appreciated.
GoFundMe Set Up for Cal Poly Alumnus, SLO Police Detective Luca Benedetti; Memorial Planned Thursday on Campus
The San Luis Obispo Police Department Police Officer Association and the San Luis Obispo Regional SWAT team have organized a GoFundMe to raise money for the family of Luca Benedetti, the San Luis Obispo Police detective who was killed in the line of duty last week. The city will hold a memorial for Benedetti at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 20, in the Performing Arts Center on campus. Visit the city website for information and updates. Benedetti, a Bay Area native, moved to the Central Coast to study engineering at Cal Poly before pursuing a career in law enforcement. His wife, Grace, is a graduate (Wine and Viticulture, 2009) of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. Lauded by his peers as a talented and dedicated officer and detective, Benedetti was killed May 10 during the service of a search warrant for stolen property in San Luis Obispo when the suspect in the case opened fire on officers. Benedetti is survived by his wife and two young daughters.
Campus Community Invited to Open Forum with CSU Chancellor Castro
CSU Chancellor Joseph I. Castro will take part in a Zoom open forum, open to all employees and students, from 1:20 to 2:05 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, as part of a daylong virtual visit to Cal Poly. Castro is visiting all 23 CSU campuses this year and beyond to get better acquainted with each. Because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, his visits are currently taking place virtually. As a large number of people are expected to participate in the open forum, no live questions will be possible. However, questions may be submitted in advance to [email protected]. No registration is needed for the forum. Use this link to join.
First-Floor Study Space Reopens in Kennedy Library
The Kennedy Library has reopened the Hub24 and atrium spaces on the library’s first floor. Individual study space and two-person study rooms are available, as is printing. All spaces are first-come, first-serve. Face coverings and social distancing are required, and students must show their green campus pass to enter the library. Additionally, Cal Poly's public health liaisons visit the Kennedy Library study space daily to model safe COVID-19 practices and to answer questions. They also hand out free face coverings and mini hand sanitizers. Gender-inclusive restrooms will also be open in the space. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The library will continue to offer services virtually, including a 24/7 live chat to answer questions. Contactless checkout of books and other physical materials also remain available. To view the full selection of library resources, visit https://guides.lib.calpoly.edu/COVID-19.
Cal Poly Corporation Board of Directors to Meet June 3
The Cal Poly Corporation board of directors will hold its annual meeting virtually using Zoom at 12:30 p,m. Thursday, June 3. This is a public meeting. Public comments for this meeting must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, via email to [email protected]. Obtain a copy of the agenda with all pertinent information for the Zoom meeting starting May 27 by emailing [email protected] or visiting the Cal Poly Corporation website. For more information about this meeting or to obtain a copy of the meeting agenda, contact Ann Roy at ext. 6-1131.
Pfizer Vaccine Authorized for People 12-15, COVID-19 Vaccination Opportunities Continue to Evolve
The FDA and CDC recently authorized Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for people as young as 12 years old with parental consent. On campus, the Rite Aid vaccination clinic will reopen May 20-June 4, including several weekend dates. The clinic will provide the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine to anyone 18 and older as, well as first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine to anyone 12 and older. (Minors must have parental consent.) Appointments are available through Rite Aid’s registration page by searching the ZIP code 93407. The clinic also welcomes walk-ins during weekdays. The Student Vaccination Clinic at the Health Center will continue offering second doses of vaccines to students who have received their first dose at the Health Center. Students will receive a specific link to make their second-dose appointment through their Cal Poly email. Off-campus, first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines are available through the My Turn appointment system online or at 833-422-4255 or vaccinefinder.org. All three of SLO County Public Health’s mass vaccination sites are open for walk-ins, though hours have changed; those sites plan to close after June 3. The campus community has access to a recorded webinar about making the decision to be vaccinated featuring local health experts and hosted by NAACP SLO County and R.A.C.E. Matters SLO. Cal Poly’s vaccine page has a spectrum of additional resources, including links to appointment opportunities, transportation resources and information about the available vaccines.
Vaccine Fact Check: Do I Still Need to Wear a Mask if I'm Fully Vaccinated?
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 new guidance from the CDC that states fully vaccinated people — meaning people who have received all necessary doses of their COVID-19 vaccine at least two weeks ago — can return to normal activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing. The guidance comes with several caveats, including that people must wear face coverings and practice physical distancing when required by federal, state, local, tribal or territorial laws, rules and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. The guidance also doesn't apply to healthcare settings, and people are still required by federal law to wear masks and physically distance on public transportation. The San Luis Obispo County community and the Cal Poly campus continue to follow the California Public Health (CDPH) Department's guidelines on mask wearing. The state's guidelines say fully vaccinated people aren't required to wear a mask outdoors, except in crowded settings, but should wear face coverings in many indoor settings when they interact with those outside their own household. Both the CDC and CDPH Department say unvaccinated people over the age of 2 should wear face coverings while in public, in addition to a spectrum of health measures. CDPH says it intends to uphold its mask requirements through June 15. Look for more COVID Vaccine Fact Check posts in future editions of the Cal Poly Report.
Seven Student Projects Recognized at Statewide CSU Student Research Competition
Seven students and recent alumni were awarded first- or second-place prizes at the 2021 CSU Student Research Competition. Cal Poly was the most recognized university in the competition, with its students taking home 15% of the total prizes awarded. “All of our student and recent alumni delegates were phenomenal representatives of Cal Poly at the competition,” said Jane Lehr, Cal Poly’s director of the Office of Student Research. “Each project represents what is best about the opportunity to Learn by Doing in research at Cal Poly: The opportunity to work closely with amazing faculty mentors to create new knowledge that makes a difference in the world. I am excited that so many of our students and recent graduates were recognized at the CSU level for the quality of their work.” Students from across the 23-campus system competed in 10 divisions. They presented their work through a prerecorded video and participated in a live virtual Q&A with a jury and an audience. “It’s an honor to be recognized, especially among so many of my peers who presented such incredible and insightful research,” said Dana Michels, who won the graduate-level Biological and Agricultural Sciences and Interdisciplinary category. “I’m proud that we can help show what great research is being performed at Cal Poly — and especially highlight the amazing faculty members who are so supportive of student researchers.” View the full list of awardees and read more about the competition.
Faculty & Staff
Reentry Into the Workplace Trainings Available for Employees
How do you feel about the world reopening as the pandemic eases? Fear and anxiety is understandable given the impact to our communities over the last year. Human Resources has partnered with LifeMatters to provide sessions about navigating through the thoughts and tensions involved with returning to working on campus. Learn practical strategies for managing emotions and preparing for reentry. Learn more and register. Attendance is subject to supervisory approval and based on departmental operational needs. Contact [email protected] or ext. 6-2236 with any questions. Upcoming benefit events can be viewed on the Human Resources Upcoming Benefit Events webpage.
Volunteer for Spring Graduate Recognition Events and Get a $50 Gift Card
Help create an amazing experience for graduation candidates by volunteering a couple of hours at one of the college-based graduation events on Saturday and Sunday, June 12-13. The Commencement Office is looking for administrators, faculty and staff volunteers to participate in various roles during the events (three to four hours for each event). Volunteer participation is optional. Volunteers will receive a $50 gift card to the Cal Poly University Store or on-campus dining venues for each shift they complete (up to two gift cards maximum per person). All volunteers must follow public health guidelines and will need to complete a short training prior to the event. To sign up, complete this volunteer registration form. (Note: Non-exempt employee participation is voluntary but volunteers should receive compensatory time off (CTO). CTO will not incur an unbudgeted expense to an employee’s department. Exempt employees may use a flexible work schedule during commencement week to shift work hours from week to weekend. All participating employees must obtain approval from their supervisors/managers to participate. Contact Human Resources with questions. The Commencement Office is also looking to recruit student workers. If you have students in your area looking for leadership experience, encourage them to sign up. They will receive $16 per hour. Questions? Contact the Commencement Office at [email protected] or ext. 6-1600.
Faculty Advisor Training on New General Education Area Requirement Set for May 20
The Office of the Registrar invites all faculty advisors to learn more about changes to General Education effective with the 2021-22 catalog. In response to California Assembly Bill 1460, a new Area F Ethnic Studies requirement will be in effect. Associate Registrar Helen Bailey of the Evaluations Unit will lead the training for this new requirement, its impact on other GE areas
, and what students need to know. Join the training at 11:10 a.m. Thursday, May 20. Registration is not required. Join using this Zoom link. For those unable to attend, the session will be recorded and posted to the Office of the Registrar website. Anyone with questions or needs Zoom phone-in information can email Bailey 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 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].
New Professional Development Courses Added in June
Employee and Organization Development invites employees to participate in the June professional development offerings as part of the Cross Campus Collaboration series. Many of Cal Poly’s and the other CSU campuses’ workshops will occur online, providing a unique opportunity to extend learning beyond campus borders while offering a new way to share professional development. New courses and additional dates have been added in June. View and register using the links below. Registration opens Thursday, May 20, on a first-served basis, so don’t delay.
- Positive Psychology, June 1, 9-11 a.m.
- Self-Coaching, June 1, 1-2:30 p.m.
- Improving the Work, is the Work: Creating an Ongoing Daily Problem-Solving Culture in Higher Education, June 8, 9:30-11 a.m.
- Mindfully Managing the Heart Side of Change, June 8, 10-11:30 a.m.
- Leaders @ Change, June 10, 9-11 a.m.
- Self-Care Strategies for Wholehearted Living, June 11, 10-11:30 a.m.
- Virtual Facilitation, June 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Work-Life Integration, June 15, 1-2:30 p.m.
- SMART Goals, June 17, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Exposing Hidden Bias, June 18, 9-10:30 a.m.
- Employee Engagement, June 22, 1-3 p.m.
- Respect in the Workplace, June 23, 10:30 a.m. to noon.
- Positive Psychology, June 29, 10 a.m. to noon.
- The Art and Science of Building an Organizational Culture, June 30, 10:30 a.m. to noon.
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].
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 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 Wednesday, June 30. 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.
Sharon Arnold entered the world of higher education 33 years ago, joining Cal Poly’s English Department as a young and innocent clerical assistant. Surrounded by poets and literary critics, she soon learned that she relished flowing cascades of beautiful words while realizing that despite the nearby cornfields she wasn’t in Kansas anymore. Her exemplary work earned her a spot in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department and then in the College of Science and Mathematics Dean’s Office, where she developed a knack for deftly navigating the most complex and stressful of human resources situations with poise and grace. From 1999 to the present day, when college faculty and staff members found themselves in great consternation or confusion, they turned to Arnold who, with great dedication and devotion, showed them the way through the sometimes complex web of tangled trails and helped them reach their greatest potential. For this contribution she received the Distinguished Staff Award for the 2004-05 academic year as well as the undying gratitude of countless faculty and staff members who benefited from her vast store of knowledge, expertise, strategic thinking and kindness. When colleagues see her approach in a blur of color and style — from her scarlet hair to her whimsical boots — an irresistible smile breaks out on their faces as they anticipate the compassion, good humor and deep respect they are about to encounter. Though she will soon exit the hallowed halls of the ivory tower, her adventures will continue as she seeks out culinary delights through travel with family and friends, cultivates old and new friendships, tends to her flowers and home, and gives the best hours of each day to the One who holds her future. A retirement celebration will be planned when large groups of well-wishers can once again gather in person for such festivities.
Panel to Discuss Disability Experiences of the COVID-19 Pandemic
In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, the Disability Faculty Staff Association and Disability Resource Center will host a community panel from 1:30-3 p.m. Friday, May 28. The panel will discuss the disability experience during COVID-19, including challenges, "silver linings" and practices the disability community hopes will continue post-pandemic. This event is free and open to all faculty, staff, students and the general public. Live auto-captioning and ASL interpreter will be provided. Learn more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day activities and register for this panel at accessibility.calpoly.edu.
Free AWS Cloud Training Available May 27
Extended Education is offering another opportunity for campus community members to receive free cloud training through its Amazon Web Services (AWS) Discovery Day event. Cal Poly will offer a Discovery Day session hosted on Zoom from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 27. This event is free and offers a great opportunity for those who are interested in learning more about AWS fundamental cloud concepts and services. Cal Poly joined the AWS Partner Network (APN) Training Partner Program in October, enabling authorized instructors at the university to deliver training developed by AWS. To learn more about this unique partnership and to register for the Discovery Day event, visit Cal Poly’s AWS Training website.
Two Bella Montaña Homes Listed For Sale
Two Bella Montaña units are on the market: 555-A and 555-B each come equipped with all the amenities that Bella Montana offers. Both have 1,029 square feet of living space in
with two comfortable bedrooms and two and one-half bathrooms. These homes come equipped with a spacious one-car garage, a lovely deck and an indoor laundry unit. Beautiful views can be admired from these units. Living in Bella Montaña means convenient access to Cal Poly’s campus, nearby restaurants and retail, and beautiful hiking terrain. Visit https://bellamontanahomes.com/available-homes for more information.
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. 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.
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.
Showcase of Cal Poly COVID-19-Related Research to be Held May 20
Cal Poly’s Center for Health Research will present a showcase for COVID-19 pandemic-related research from 11 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. Thursday, May 20. Faculty, students and staff from each college will present novel research in concurrent symposium with an Education and Social track and a Virus and Impact track. View the full schedule on the Center for Health Research website. The Education and Social track can be accessed at https://calpoly.zoom.us/j/83158304944, and the Virus and Impact track can be accessed at https://calpoly.zoom.us/j/87354308695.
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.
CLA Black Lives Matter Speaker Series Continues May 21
Join the College of Liberal Arts at 1 p.m. Friday, May 21, for the next event in the Black Lives Matter Speaker Series, “Understanding Systemic Racism and AntiBlackness in Higher Education Institutions” with Bedelia Nicola Richards, the founder of RaceTalk LLC, which provides empirically based solutions to race and class-based inequities. She has contributed to and co-edited “Clearing the Path for First Generation College Students: Qualitative and Intersectional Studies of Educational Mobility,” (Lexington Books, 2018). Learn more about Richards and register for this event. This event is free and open to all.
Virtual Theatre and Dance Production ‘Chatroom’ Available to Stream May 21 to May 30
The Cal Poly Theatre and Dance Department presents Enda Walsh’s “Chatroom.” The virtual production will be streamed at 8 p.m. May 21-22 and May 28-29, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 23 and May 30. How do we learn to love one another? Internet chat rooms of the early 2000s
, — precursors to today’s social networking media — allowed people to virtually meet others throughout the world with the same passions, interests, loves, hates and loneliness. When a teenager desperate for help reaches out to a chat room, several strangers respond. But what are their true intentions? This prescient 2005 play by Walsh (“Once,” “Disco Pigs”) explores the murky potential of online relationships — from cruelty to loving 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.
‘Black Men in White Coats’ Screening and Panel Discussion May 22-26
A free screening of the 80-minute documentary film “Black Men in White Coats” will be offered Saturday through Wednesday, May 22-26, followed by a panel discussion from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 26. The 2020 film dissects the systemic barriers preventing Black men from becoming medical doctors and the consequences to society at large. Only 2% of American doctors are Black men, and Black men have the lowest life expectancy in the U.S. A panel will discuss the systemic barriers the members faced in medicine and how to make the field more equitable moving forward. Panelists include: Dr. Joye Carter, forensic pathologist for San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department and the first African American to be appointed as a chief medical examiner; Cal Poly alumnus and medical student Anthony Kilgore; and Dr. Joel Lopes, chief of the Department of Anesthesiology at Colquitt Regional Medical Center in Moultrie, Georgia. Register here to view the screening between 4 p.m. Saturday, May 22, and 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 25. Use this registration link to view after 7 p.m. May 25 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 26. Registration is also open for the panel discussion. For more information, visit the event webpage. The event is sponsored by the College of Science and Mathematics.
Music Department 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.
‘The Muse Hour’ Concludes June 5 with Tommy Emmanuel
The conclusion of the second season of Cal Poly Arts’ virtual music and conversation series, “The Muse Hour,” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 5, with a concert from acoustic guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel. Considered among this planet’s greatest guitarists, the Australian plays multi-dimensional arrangements flawlessly on the acoustic guitar. His infectiously appealing joy is delivered with that smile of the ages and evidence of authentic, unbridled delight, that irresistibly invites listeners to feel his music as deeply as he does. Produced in cooperation with Tacoma Arts Live in Washington and The Luther Burbank Center in Santa Rosa, California, this event includes an exclusive pre-recorded concert, followed by a live virtual and moderated Q&A session with Emmanuel. Tickets to the second season of “The Muse Hour” are $11.50 per device, per event, and 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.
Cal Poly Choirs to Present ‘Ubi Caritas’ Concert Virtually on June 5
The Cal Poly Choirs will present a virtual concert “Ubi Caritas,” which will feature a variety of selections on the themes of charity and love, at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 5. Cal Poly’s Chamber Choir will present three 20th-century settings of the Latin text “Ubi Caritas,” all loosely based on the ancient chant melody. This portion will feature works by Maurice Duruflé, Ola Gjeilo and Luke Mayernik. The group will also perform several Italian and French secular works. The Cal Poly Women’s Chorus will present “Someone Will Remember Us” by Jocelyn Hagen. The choir will be accompanied by animal science major Hana AbdulCader on harp, plus a string trio of Music Department faculty members: Emily Lanzone, violin; Michael Whitson, viola; and Laura Gaynon, cello. PolyPhonics, Cal Poly’s premier ensemble, will perform music by Carlos Guastavino and Joseph Rheinberger, as well as a special comical selection. The University Singers will present music by J.S. Bach and R. Scott Coulter, among others. Tickets are sold from the Performing Arts Center, ext. 6-4849. For more information, visit the Music Department calendar website.
Wind Bands to Present Virtual ‘Voices in the Wind’ Concert June 6
The Wind Ensemble and Wind Orchestra will present a virtual concert “Voices in the Wind” at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 6. Most musical works on the program were composed in the past 10 years, including “A Mother of a Revolution!” by Omar Thomas, which was inspired by the Stonewall uprising of 1969 that brought to national attention the systemic oppression of the LGBTQ community in New York City. Faculty oboist Heidi Butterfield will perform the West Coast premiere of “Hidden Currents” for oboe and wind ensemble by Katherine Bergman. The piece depicts the seasonal changes along the northernmost stretch of the Mississippi River. Travis Cross’ “Let the Amen Sound” will conclude the concert. A live Q&A session with conductors Christopher J. Woodruff and Nicholas P. Waldron and some of the performers will be held after. 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 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.
#500186 — Custodian — Student Affairs — University Housing. $2,912-$4,196 per month. Anticipated hiring salary: $2,912 per month. Open until filled.
#500204 — Resource Sharing and Collections Specialist (Library Services Specialist II) — Academic Affairs — Academic Programs and Planning — Library. $38,952-$71,796 per year. Anticipated hiring range: $38,952-$49,200 per year. Open until filled.
#499945 — Compliance Coordinator (Administrative Support Coordinator I) — Research, Economic Development and Graduate Education — Research Compliance. $36,768-$61,776 per year. Anticipated hiring range: $38,000-$48,000 per year.
#500176 — Student Services Coordinator — Student Support, Success and Retention (Student Services Professional II) — Student Affairs — Dean of Students. $51,648-$73,440 per year. Anticipated hiring range: $51,648-$56,400 per year. Open until filled.
#500185 — Administrative Support Coordinator — Civil and Environmental Engineering (Administrative Support Coordinator II) — Academic Affairs — College of Engineering — Civil and Environmental Engineering. $37,380-$67,668 per year. Anticipated hiring range: $45,600-$57,600 per year. Open until filled.
#500056 — Assistant Director for the Mustang Success Center (Student Services Professional IV) — Academic Affairs — Academic Programs and Planning — University Advising. $64,212-$91,596 per year. Anticipated hiring range: $64,212-$75,000 per year. Open until filled.
#500122 — Facilities Worker — Carpenter Shop (Facilities Worker II) — Facilities Management and Development — Carpenter Shop. $58,224-$73,176 per year. Anticipated hiring range: $58,224-$62,400 per year. Open until filled.
#500121 — Facilities Worker — Poly Canyon Village (Facilities Worker II) — Facilities Management and Development — PCV Multi-Craft Crew. $58,224-$73,176 per year. Anticipated hiring range: $58,224-$62,400 per year. Open until filled.
#499830 — LMS Canvas Information Support Technician (Information Technology Consultant — Foundation) — Academic Affairs — Academic Programs and Planning — Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology. $41,640-$80,172 per year. Anticipated hiring range: $51,000-$60,000 per year. Open until filled.
#500061 — Retention Specialist (Student Services Professional III) — Academic Affairs — Academic Programs and Planning — University Advising. $56,292-$80,196 per rear. Anticipated hiring range: $56,292-$61,920 per year. Open until filled.
#500118 — Plumber — Facilities Management and Development — PCV Multi-Craft Crew. $68,904-$88,968 per year. Anticipated hiring range: $68,904-$70,800 per year. Open until filled.
#500119 — Locksmith — Facilities Management and Development — Lock Shop. $64,824-$82,848 per year. Anticipated hiring range: $64,824-$70,800 per year. Open until filled.
#498875 — Annual Giving Communications Specialist (Public Affairs/Communications Specialist II) — University Development — Annual Giving. $37,380-$67,668 per year. Anticipated hiring range: $48,000-$56,976 per year. Open until May 21, 2021.
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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.
Catering Assistant Supervisor, nine-month, Campus Dining, $15.88-$19 per hour.
Catering Supervisor, nine-month, Campus Dining, $19.47-$23 per hour.
Web Developer, Marketing and Communications, $62,108.80-$93,204.80 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/hour with excellent benefits. Position open until filled.
Club Services Assistant (University Union), $18.30/hour with excellent benefits. Position open until filled.
Teacher (Orfalea Family and ASI Children's Center), $16.14/hour with excellent benefits. Position open until filled.
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