Sixth Annual Social Justice Teach In to be Held Feb. 17
Join the College of Liberal Arts on Thursday, Feb. 17, for the sixth annual Social Justice Teach In — a daylong series of talks and workshops centered around equity and social justice, designed to inform and inspire. These virtual and in-person events are open to all and will feature presentations from students, staff, faculty and community leaders. With over 40 sessions to choose from, four tracks are focused on specific topics to help attendees find sessions to match their interests: Equity-Minded Education, Self-Care and Community Well-Being, Art and Creative Efforts, and DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) and STEM. The day will culminate with visual artist and social practitioner Christine Wong Yap (pictured) presenting her keynote address titled "How I Keep Looking Up: Art and the Social Practice of Belonging and Resilience." Visit the CLA website for the full schedule and registration.
Cal Poly Mustang Marching Band to Perform in Chinese New Year Parade Feb. 19 in San Francisco
The Mustang Band has been invited for the seventh time to participate in the Alaska Airlines Chinese New Year Parade on Saturday, Feb. 19, in San Francisco. The band has been awarded first place in the adult marching bands category at each appearance. Prior to the 6 p.m. start of the parade, the band will continue the tradition of performing some of its favorite pep and postgame tunes with the UC Davis Marching Band in front of the landmark Ferry Building on the San Francisco Embarcadero. The parade will celebrate the Year of the Tiger with floats, dragon dancers and other festive entries. The event will be streamed live from the parade’s Facebook page. It will also be broadcast on San Francisco Bay Area TV stations: KTSF Channel 26 from 6-8 p.m. and 8-10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20; and on KTVU Fox 2 from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, and 9-11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 27.
Boosters Available on Campus
Need a booster? COVID-19 vaccine and boosters are available Wednesdays and Fridays for the next three weeks in the Recreation Center Main Gym Lobby (No. 43, Room 101). Vaccines will be administered by Rite Aid to employees and their families. The clinics are walk-in only at this time. Visit the COVID-19 Vaccine webpage to see updated dates and times, vaccine and booster eligibility, what to bring and more.
Cal Poly Corporation Board of Directors to Meet Feb. 4
The board of directors of the Cal Poly Corporation will hold a regular public meeting via Zoom at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4. To join, use the following Zoom webinar link and call-in information: https://calpoly.zoom.us/j/87520931283. Public comments for this meeting must be submitted by 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, via email to [email protected]. Obtain a copy of the agenda after Jan. 28 by emailing [email protected] or on the Cal Poly Corporation website.
Cal Poly Foundation Board of Directors to Meet Feb. 12
The board of directors of the Cal Poly Foundation will hold a regular public meeting via Zoom webinar at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12. In compliance with Cal Poly Foundation Policy 122, public comments for this meeting must be submitted in writing by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, via email to [email protected]. Obtain a copy of the agenda after Feb. 1 by emailing [email protected]. Registration as a non-speaking guest for electronic or telephonic meetings is required prior to the meeting. Once registered, login details will be provided to each registrant to join as an attendee. Registration requests should be emailed to [email protected] a minimum of 72 hours prior to the meeting. For more information, contact the Cal Poly Foundation office at ext. 6-7147 or [email protected].
Students Invited to Provide Feedback on College Based Fee Proposal Through Feb. 9
The alternative consultation process for the Cal Poly College Based Fee Student Aid and Learn by Doing Plan, which would create a new campus-based source of financial aid and more fully fund our academic mission, continues through Wednesday, Feb. 9. Students can submit their comments on the fee through the feedback form on the College Based Fee website. A Cal Poly student email address is required to submit feedback, and an individual student may only submit one comment. Faculty and staff may send feedback on the proposal to [email protected]. All students and employees are encouraged to learn more about the proposal by visiting the CBF website, which includes the objective statement, frequently asked questions, open forum recordings and a schedule of campus presentations.
Submissions Welcome for Outstanding Student Employee Recognition
National Student Employment Week is April 11-16, and the Outstanding Student Employee Award Committee invites faculty and staff to nominate their outstanding student employees to be recognized for their contributions. One outstanding student employee of the year and two runners up will be selected from the nominations and invited to a special lunch in their honor. The committee has simplified the nominating process by requiring a one-page submission letter highlighting the student’s accomplishments. All student employees at Cal Poly are eligible for consideration. Faculty and staff may nominate more than one student. The committee has provided the NACE core competencies fact sheet to assist nominators with their submission. Recognition letters, preferably on Cal Poly department letterhead, are due to Financial Aid ([email protected] or [email protected]) by Friday, Feb. 11. Questions? Contact Barbara Rollins at [email protected].
Students Can Apply for Panetta Institute Congressional Internship Program
Applications are now being accepted for the 2022 Panetta Institute Congressional Internship Program in Washington, D.C. Matriculating third or fourth year students from any major who meet the program requirements are encouraged to apply. This prestigious Learn by Doing experience provides an opportunity for students to enhance their education by providing encouragement in the exploration of Congress, civil leadership, and community and public service. Once selected, students participate in a two-week training session in August at the Panetta Institute, followed by 11 weeks in Washington, D.C., working in a Capitol Hill office of a California congressional delegation member. The cost of the program is fully funded in order to allow participation by any qualified student, regardless of family income. Complete program requirements and details are available at http://provost.calpoly.edu/content/internship. The application deadline is Friday, Feb. 11.
Campus Health and Wellbeing Administering Survey to Students
The American College Health Association recently sent a random sample of 7,000 students an email inviting them to complete the National College Health Assessment (NCHA). The NCHA is a voluntary and confidential online survey about health behaviors, attitudes and experiences that takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. Campus Health and Wellbeing relies on the information gathered to create and prioritize student programming on campus. Faculty and staff can help by encouraging students to take the survey if they were selected, or ask the Health Education team to stop by your department or classroom to briefly discuss this survey. All participants of the survey will be entered into a random drawing to win one of 25 $100 Amazon gift cards. Questions? Contact the Health Education office at [email protected] or ext. 6-6181.
Faculty and Staff
Love Your Commute and Win a Prize
This February, employees are urged to log their trips whether they carpool, vanpool, bike, bus, walk or work from home. Join the challenge at iRideshare.org (find the challenge on the iRideshare dashboard once you're logged in). Log at least 10 trips using alternative transportation to be eligible to win a date night package from Rideshare. Need a new commute to love? Vanpools are running now and seeking new riders. Join a Santa Maria/Arroyo Grande vanpool supporting a 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. schedule. Email [email protected] to get connected or check out all your options at commute.calpoly.edu.
Learn How to Use 25Live at Zoom Session Feb. 3
Planning an event and need to check location availability on campus? Scheduling classes for your department and need to check classroom availability? Learn how to use 25Live, the university’s space and event scheduling system. An upcoming session will cover how to check location availability, view images of locations, find information on what technology is in a location, and give an overview on how to submit a Facilities and Event Request form. The virtual session will be offered from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 3. Signups are not required. Questions? Contact University Scheduling at ext. 6-5550 or [email protected].
University Personnel Offers Well-Being Workshops in February and March
University Personnel invites faculty and staff to participate in virtual well-being workshops in February and March. They include:
- Personal Resilience: Resilience and energy management are connected. This workshop challenges long-held beliefs about maintaining balance. Principles of energy management, understanding engagement and developing energy rituals will be discussed in this session. Feb. 17 at 10 a.m.
- Being a Champion: Strategies for Getting Ahead: Career advancement begins before the opportunity for promotion comes along. Learn strategies for getting ahead, including building trust and relationships, managing emotions, demonstrating professionalism and qualities of a champion. Feb. 18 at 2 p.m.
- Eat Right, Live Well: Learn how exercise and nutrition support a healthy lifestyle. Learn the components of a healthy diet, meal planning strategies and practical strategies for including exercise in your day. Feb. 24 at 11 a.m.
- Managing Multiple Priorities: How do you prioritize the many tasks demanding your attention? In this session you will learn practical strategies for planning your time, prioritizing tasks, organizing and managing workload. March 10 at 10 a.m.
- Coping with Grief and Loss: Knowing and recognizing the symptoms of grief are the first steps toward feeling good again. Join us to learn the stages of grief, symptoms and reactions to grief, coping with loss and moving forward. March 24 at 11 a.m.
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, can call ext. 6-5506 or fill out an interest form.
Virtual Presentation, Q&A with Civil Rights Attorney Set for Feb. 14
Faculty and staff are invited to a virtual presentation, “ADA Law Protects Us All,” with Paul Grossman from 3-5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14. The talk will focus on student academic accommodations. Grossman, J.D., served for more than 30 years as chief civil rights attorney for the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights in San Francisco. A skilled law school professor with over 20 years of classroom experience, Grossman will provide the audience with clear, useful tools for making good compliance decisions regarding students. He will explain that accommodations are not merely suggestions but that genuine qualification remains an essential standard protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act. With his intersectional view of civil rights, Grossman will also share the “universal design” practices that he developed in his own classroom to the advantage of all students. This presentation is for Cuesta and Cal Poly staff and faculty. Registration is required.
Leanna Jenkins, student services professional III in the Cal Poly International Center, has qualified for catastrophic leave. Those wishing to donate leave credits to help her remain in full-pay status during an extended leave of absence should contact catastrophic leave coordinator Jessica Romera at extension ext. 6-6161 or [email protected] to request a donation form.
Statistical Consulting Service Available During Winter
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 March 18 by appointment only. Heather Smith and Dennis Sun 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].
Exhibition and Reception to Spotlight Pioneering California Architect Julia Morgan
The campus community is invited to a closing reception for the exhibit “Julia Morgan, Architect: Challenging Convention,” set for 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, in the University Art Gallery in the Dexter Building (No. 34), Room 171. The exhibit is open for viewing from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays until Feb. 4; however an interactive virtual tour mirrors the exhibition online and will be open through April 30 . Morgan was the first woman to be accepted to and graduate from the prestigious architecture program at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In 1904, she became California’s first female licensed architect and continued to break gender barriers throughout her career. As one of America’s most prolific architects, she designed more than 700 buildings, including Hearst Castle. She was the initial woman to receive the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal, the profession’s highest honor, bestowed posthumously in 2014. Campus community members are asked to RSVP for the reception, hosted by the College of Architecture and Environmental Design.
Andrew Balio to Present Trumpet Master Class at Cal Poly on Feb. 4
Orchestral trumpeter Andrew Balio will present a master class at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, in the Spanos Theatre. Trumpeters from the Cal Poly Music Department and Trumpet Alliance will perform and receive input from Balio. He has been principal of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra since 2001. He has also served as principal trumpet for the Oslo Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Bergen Philharmonic and the Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico. At the age of 15, he made his soloist debut with the Milwaukee Symphony playing Joseph Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major. He continued his solo career in performances with orchestras in Asia, Europe and South America. He has recorded for the Naxos and Delos labels, and is a Yamaha artist. The event is sponsored by the Cal Poly Music Department, Trumpet Alliance and San Luis Obispo Symphony. For more information, call the Music Department at ext. 6-2406.
Cal Poly Winter Jazz Concert on Feb. 18 to Feature Guitarist Pat Kelley and Cuesta Jazz Ensemble
Renowned guitarist Pat Kelley will perform with the Cal Poly Jazz Ensembles and Cuesta Jazz Ensemble for the Cal Poly Winter Jazz Concert at 7:30 Friday, Feb. 18, in the Performing Arts Center. Kelley has enjoyed a successful career in Los Angeles as a musician, composer, producer, arranger, vocalist, recording engineer and educator. He taught guitar at the Thornton School of Music at USC for 24 years. He recorded and toured with George Benson, Natalie Cole, Chick Corea, Dave Brubeck, Burt Bacharach, Jose Feliciano and many others, including numerous symphony orchestras. Three big band charts will have their world premiere by the Cal Poly ensembles: “The Way Home” by Cal Poly Director of Jazz Studies Arthur White, “The Bright Side” by music major Wyatt Willard, and “Cite’ Soleli” by materials engineering major Bryce Yuen. Works composed by Thad Jones, Charles Mingus and Esperanza Spalding will also be performed. The Cuesta Jazz Ensemble, directed by Ron McCarley, will also perform a set of music. Tickets for the concert are sold at the Cal Poly Ticket Office, ext. 6-4849. For more information, visit the Music Department calendar website or call ext. 6-2406.
Cal Poly Arab Music Ensemble and Chookasian Armenian Folk Ensemble to Perform Concert on Feb. 19
The Arab Music Ensemble and the internationally acclaimed Chookasian Armenian Folk Ensemble will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, in the Performing Arts Center. The group consists of artistic director John Chookasian on clarinet, Barbara Chookasian on vocals and hand drum, Frank Giordano on guitar, John Martin on hand drum, Ishmael on qanun, and Paul Ohanesian on oud. The first half of the show will include some of the most celebrated repertoire of Arab art and popular music. The second half will include a presentation of Armenian folk music in ensemble and solo formats and in a variety of vocal and instrumental genres. Distinguished composers and artists to be represented include Edward Bogosian, Khachatur Avetissyan, Kousan Ashod and Tatoul Altounian. San Luis Obispo dance director Jenna Mitchell will lead a dance troupe in original choreography. Music Professor Ken Habib will direct the event. Tickets for the concert are sold at the Cal Poly Ticket Office, ext. 6-4849. For more information, visit the Music Department calendar website or call ext. 6-2406.
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.
Note that a minimum three-day lead time is required to process a request for use of space through the Office of the Registrar.
Visit Cal Poly Now for Student Affairs events, learning opportunities and more
Find the latest student-focused campus events from your favorite Student Affairs programs and services by visiting the new Cal Poly Now.
For an overview of up-to-date sports information, photos and videos, visit gopoly.com. Per current guidelines from the state and San Luis Obispo County Public Health, fans will be permitted for outdoor events at 100% capacity with face masks recommended but not required. Indoor events also will be at 100% capacity with attendees required by the California Department of Public Health to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, a negative antigen COVID-19 test within one day of the event, or a negative PCR test within two days of the event. These guidelines may be revisited as necessary. Tickets for men's and women's basketball and wrestling games can be purchased at the Cal Poly Ticket office, located at the Performing Arts Center, and online.
Upcoming Events @ Home
Thursday, Feb. 3
Women's Basketball vs. Cal State Fullerton, Mott Athletics Center, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 5
Men's Tennis vs. Pacific, Mustang Courts, 10 a.m.
Women's Tennis vs. Sacramento State, Mustang Courts, 1:30 p.m.
Women's Basketball vs. Long Beach State, Mott Athletics Center, 2 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 10
Men's Basketball vs. CSUN, Mott Athletics Center, 7 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 11
Men's Tennis vs. Loyola Marymount, Mustang Courts, 12 noon.
Saturday, Feb. 12
Men's Basketball vs. UC Santa Barbara, Mott Athletics Center, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 13
Men's Tennis vs. San Diego State, Mustang Courts, 11 a.m.
Wrestling vs. Air Force, Mott Athletics Center, 2 p.m.
Wrestling vs. CSU Bakersfield, Mott Athletics Center, 4 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.
#509784 — Customer Service Manager (Administrator I) — Administration and Finance — Facilities Management and Development. Salary commensurate with the background and experience of the individual selected. Open until filled.
#510279 — COVID Testing Site Program Coordinator — Part-Time (Administrative Analyst/Specialist — Non-Exempt) — Student Affairs — Campus Health and Wellbeing. $18.62- $36.62 per hour. Anticipated hiring range: $22.50-$24.25 per hour. Open until filled.
#510044 — Software Engineer (Analyst/Programmer – Career) — Information Services — Information Technology Services. $52,464-$129,504 annually. Anticipated hiring range: $93,600-$96,600 annually. Open until filled.
#509848 — Access Specialist (Student Services Professional II) — Student Affairs — Disability Resource Center. $51,648-$73,400 annually. Anticipated hiring range: $51,648- $55,200 annually. Open until filled.
#509874 — Administrative Support Coordinator — CAFES Dean's Office (Administrative Support Coordinator I) — Academic Affairs — College of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences. $36, 768-$61,766 annually. Anticipated hiring range: $37,380-$48,000 annually. 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
There are no new listings this week.
Corporation Employment Opportunities
Cal Poly Corporation is a separate entity operating in concert with the university to provide a diverse range of services and resources to students, faculty and staff. To view all available job postings or apply, visit the Corporation website. For assistance, contact Human Resources at ext. 6-1121.
There are no new listings this week.
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].
Building Service Worker (University Union). $16.25/hour with excellent benefits. Position open until filled.
Coordinator II – Accounting (Business Services). $66,908.16/annually with excellent benefits. Position closes at 9 p.m. on Feb. 16, 2022.
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.