Kathryn Rummell Named Associate Vice Provost for Academic Personnel
Kathryn Rummell has been named associate vice provost for Academic Personnel. She has served in this position in an interim role since 2020, and her permanent assignment began on April 18. Throughout Rummell’s tenure at Cal Poly, she has held a variety of department, college, university, state and national leadership positions. In her current position, Rummell has collaborated across the campus to support employees in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, including serving in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). As interim dean for the College of Liberal Arts and chair of the English Department, she created new departments and programs to support student success, stewarded the first scholarship for first-generation English majors, and led curricular revisions that resulted in an increase in DEI offerings and requirements. Rummell earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her B.A. in English from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky.
WSCUC Accreditation Team to Visit Campus April 27-29
The university has been in the process of reaffirming its accreditation by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) since late 2018. As the next step in this process, a five-member WSCUC team will visit the campus April 27-29. Earlier this year, Cal Poly submitted its institutional report, documenting the university’s self-study, to WSCUC. This report may be read on the WSCUC website. During its visit, the team will hold open forums for students, staff and faculty members. These three meetings will all take place in person from 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Thursday, April 28. Locations for each meeting are:
- Student Open Forum: Engineering IV (No. 192), Room 106.
- Staff Open Forum: Kennedy Library (No. 35), Room 209.
- Faculty Open Forum: Architecture (No. 5), Room 105.
In addition, WSCUC has created an email account, [email protected], for community members to share their thoughts with the team confidentially. For more information about the campus visit, visit Cal Poly’s WSCUC Site Visit page.
Cal Poly Named a Top Producer of 2021-22 U.S. Fulbright Scholars
Cal Poly has again been named a top producer of U.S. Fulbright scholars in the Master’s Colleges and Universities category for the 2021-22 academic year. Cal Poly’s 2021-22 Fulbright scholars are Barry Jones, emeritus professor from the Construction Management Department, and Michael Lucas, emeritus professor from the Architecture Department. As a Fulbright scholar, Lucas taught courses on Embodied Aesthetics and the Built Environment at the Institute for Aesthetics and Arts Culture at University of Prešov in Slovakia. Jones will conduct research and teach in the area of civil engineering focusing on project management and environmental impact considerations. Jones will be hosted at Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology in Vietnam (he's pictured there with faculty and students). To date, three faculty have been named as awardees for the 2022-23 academic year: Greg Domber, lecturer in the History Department; Mira Rosenthal, associate professor of English; and Nishanta "Nishi" Rajakaruna, professor of biology.
Faculty, Students Study Progress on Unlocking Mystery of Neutrino Particles
Physicists searching for answers about the really big things we see in the universe — and more importantly — the infinitesimally small, have made progress unlocking the mysterious behavior of neutrinos — and Cal Poly faculty and students are playing a part. A study recently published in the journal Nature describes how they have implemented stringent limits on the strange possibility that the neutrino is its own antiparticle. “This is an amazing Learn by Doing experience for students over the years,” said Tom Gutierrez, a physics professor and one of the study’s co-authors (pictured), “and it has been an honor to be a part of a cutting-edge project of this kind with so many amazing colleagues from around the world.” Over the past 10 years, his students have traveled to Italy’s Gran Sasso National Laboratories’ Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events, also known as CUORE, which is Italian for “heart.” Built nearly a mile under solid rock, this world-leading physics facility opened in 1989 and hosts neutrino and dark-matter experiments. Gutierrez and the CUORE collaboration are searching for the neutrinoless double-beta decay, a rare event that would help explain why the universe is full of matter instead of antimatter.
Annual Service Awards Set for May 20
State, Corporation and ASI employees with milestone service anniversaries in 2021 will be honored at the Annual Service Awards ceremony from 2:30-4 p.m. Friday, May 20, in Miossi Hall of the Performing Arts Center, followed by a reception in the Performing Arts Center Main Lobby from 4-5 p.m. For a complete listing of awardees, view the program on the Service Awards website. Complimentary tickets are available to reserve online and emailed or picked up at Will Call at the Performing Arts Center Ticket Office. Tickets are required to attend. All award recipients received an email with a link to RSVP to the event; RSVP by May 5 to participate. Contact the committee chair at [email protected] with any questions. A slideshow of the awardees will be shown at the event. Anyone with photos to contribute should email them to [email protected] by May 5.
Scenes from the 29th Annual Open House
For the first time since 2019, prospective students, parents, alumni and community members flocked to campus for Open House. The fanfare kicked off at Farmers Market in downtown San Luis Obispo April 7 and continued throughout the weekend with information on fairs, club showcases, lab demonstrations, live music and the Poly Royal Rodeo. The student-run event was planned by a committee of Mustangs, many of whom hadn’t seen an in-person Open House before. “This actually became a strength for us because we were able to find new perspectives and ideas for how to execute the weekend,” said event co-chair Emily Taketa. “It was a privilege to see such excitement from the newly admitted students. Hopefully we'll get to see them for SLO Days and Week of Welcome!”
See the photos on Cal Poly News
PAC Documentary Film to Premiere April 23
The community is invited to the documentary premiere of “Playing in Unison” on April 23 at the Performing Arts Center. For the Performing Arts Center’s 25th anniversary, the Foundation for the Performing Arts Center commissioned a documentary highlighting the PAC’s history, development and impact. Through a partnership with Cal Poly, the city of San Luis Obispo and private donors, this small, arts-loving community came together to build a world-class performing arts center. Through their efforts, the PAC opened its doors in 1996 and has hosted over 5,000 performances, attended by over 1.3 million guests during the past 25 years. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a pre-reception on the plaza and in the lower lobby, followed by the screening of the film. The event is free; tickets are required.
Faculty and Staff Can Give Feedback Through April 22
Administration and Finance (A&F) launched the next iteration of its annual customer satisfaction survey. Available to all faculty, staff and students, the Focus Forward survey has been extended through April 22. The survey asks A&F constituents for feedback on the division’s performance over the past year. This information will help A&F leadership learn from customers’ knowledge, values and experiences pertaining to each unit and department. While the survey covers every unit and department within A&F, campus community members are only being asked to complete the sections relevant to them. For every section that participants complete they will be entered into a drawing for an iPad Mini Pro or more than 60 other prizes. The information gathered from the survey will be used to assess offerings and deliverables. More information on the survey, prizes and a link to participate are available at afd.calpoly.edu/survey.
Cal Poly Corporation Board of Directors to Meet April 26
The board of directors of the Cal Poly Corporation will hold a regular meeting virtually on Zoom at noon Tuesday, April 26. This is a public meeting. To join the meeting use this Zoom webinar link and call-in information. Public comments for this meeting must be submitted by 5 p.m. Monday, April 25, via email to [email protected]. Obtain a copy of the agenda with all pertinent information for the Zoom webinar meeting beginning April 21 by emailing [email protected] or on the Cal Poly Corporation website.
Cal Poly Foundation Board of Directors to Meet May 7
The board of directors of the Cal Poly Foundation will hold the annual public meeting in a hybrid format at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7. Board members and presenters are encouraged to participate in person on campus. Additional participants, including staff and members of the public, may join via Zoom webinar. In compliance with Cal Poly Foundation Policy 122, public comments for this meeting must be submitted in writing by 5 p.m. Friday, April 30, via email to [email protected]. Obtain a copy of the agenda after May 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].
Meet a Student Helping Preserve Indigenous Food and Language
Cheryl Flores has been a vocal advocate about the erasure of Native and Indigenous culture, something she's learned about as an ethnic studies student and something her family has experienced firsthand. She has shared everything from stark statistics to difficult memories at the at the State of Indigeneity and the Teach In. Now, her family’s experiences — the beautiful, the difficult and the delicious — have become the centerpiece of her senior project, titled “Erased: Growing up Brown in the United States.” The work focuses on the process of acculturation and the effect it has on families, including parts of their culture that have been lost. “I realized that a lot of our dishes have disappeared — they're gone,” she said after discussions with her family members. “I've written down their dishes that they remember, and at the end of my project, I’m going to create a cookbook for each side of my family.”
Read the story on Cal Poly News
New Grant Helps Faculty, Students Work Together to Support Aspiring Teachers of Color
In fall 2020, seven students of color preparing to go into teaching sought a way to create a greater sense of community and support for their journey into education. Those seven students created the Educators of Color club. Since its founding, the club has already made an impact in the local community: members have organized an annual holiday toy drive for children of farmworkers, provided school supplies to young students during distance learning and purchased over $1,000 worth of groceries for farmworkers and their families. The club received Cal Poly’s Community Service Award for significant contribution by an organization in 2021. Now, less than two years after it began, the club is getting more resources, thanks to Tina Cheuk, assistant professor in the School of Education and a co-founder of the group, and Amanda Frye, assistant professor in the Liberal Studies Department. Frye and Cheuk received a $50,000 grant to work with the Educators of Color club and learn how student-led organizations can best support students of color interested in entering the teaching profession.
Annual CSU Student Research Competition to Include 10 Cal Poly Student Projects
Ten Cal Poly student research projects have been selected to represent the university at the annual CSU systemwide competition on April 29-30. The Cal Poly delegates were chosen from 39 projects involving 57 undergraduate students, graduate students and recent alumni. The Academic Senate Grants Review Committee selected the 10 projects to move forward at the university’s internal competition. San Francisco State University will host the 36th annual CSU Student Research Competition in a virtual format. The competition will showcase the innovative research and creative activities of undergraduate and graduate students and recent alumni in the full range of academic programs offered by the CSU.
There’s Still Time to File for 2022–23 ASI Elections
ASI elections are almost here, and there’s still time for students to run for ASI president and board of directors. Elections begin at 9 a.m. April 20 . Encourage your students to file today for the chance to help shape their campus. The ASI board of directors is seeking passionate representatives from the College of Architecture and Environmental Design, College of Science and Mathematics, and Orfalea College of Business to represent their communities. Learn more about ASI elections and how to file as a write-in candidate for ASI president or board of directors on the ASI website. Write-in candidate packets are due by 9 a.m. Friday, April 22 . Tell students to set a reminder for 9 a.m. April 20 through 9 a.m. April 21 to vote in the ASI Elections. Now is the time to help decide the campus’ next leaders.
2022 Outstanding Student Employee of the Year 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 2021-22, 28 students were recognized by their supervisors for their outstanding contributions to Cal Poly. The winner and runners up will be invited to a special lunch with their nominators, President Armstrong and Mrs. Armstrong at their campus residence, where they will be presented with letters of recognition and certificates. The winner’s name is also etched in the plaque hanging in the University Union, listing every winner since 1986. The 2022 Outstanding Student of the Year and the first and second runners up are:
- Outstanding Student Employee of the Year: Luis Plascencia, California Cybersecurity Institute.
- First runner up: Helen Zhang, Information Technology Services.
- Second runner up: Adrianna Arias — College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Education and Communication.
Faculty and Staff
Bid Farewell to Elizabeth Lowham on April 22
Join Research, Economic Development and Graduate Education for a farewell reception for Elizabeth Lowham from 3-5 p.m. Friday, April 22, on Dexter Lawn. Light appetizers and refreshments will be served. Lowham joined the Political Science Department faculty in 2007 and was department chair from 2015-19. She has also overseen the creation of the Interdisciplinary Studies in Liberal Arts department; the Science, Technology and Society Minors program; the Master of Public Policy (MPP) program. She served as the founding director of the Center for Expressive Technologies, has led Graduate Education as interim dean since 2019, and has served as the administrator in charge for R-EDGE since April 2021. Lowham’s leadership, collaboration, mentorship and care will be very much missed at Cal Poly. Help say goodbye as she imparts on this exciting new career opportunity as dean of the College of Social Sciences at Fresno State, and join us in thanking her for all she has done for Cal Poly students, faculty and staff. Anyone with questions about the event can contact Kim Infante at [email protected].
Faculty Invited to Complete Faculty Survey of Student Engagement by May 15
The Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE) is available until May 15 for all faculty members to share their feedback related to teaching, learning and the quality of our students’ educational experience. In concert with the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), this survey is an important method in understanding students' college experiences both in and out of the classroom. Faculty members received an email invitation to complete the FSSE on April 5 and reminders on April 11 and 14. These emails include a personalized link to complete the survey. Completing the FSSE is voluntary, but participation is encouraged.
Faculty Invited to Join Cal Poly Alumni Association Board of Directors
A volunteer opportunity is open for faculty members to participate on the Cal Poly Alumni Association board of directors. This active board meets four times a year to engage and serve alumni, to foster a lifelong connection between alumni and Cal Poly and to cultivate goodwill and support for the university. Interested faculty members can contact Amanda McAdams, executive director of alumni engagement, at [email protected] prior to April 30.
CSU’s Got Talent April Webcast to Focus on ‘Thriving in the Future of Work’
All employees are invited to participate in another edition of the CSU’s Got Talent series. The webcast will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 20. Esteemed author and Vice President of Workplace Insight at Steelcase Tracy Bower, Ph.D., will present a webcast, “Thriving in the Future: Hybrid Working and Team Management.” Participants can discover habits to maximum efficiency for themselves and their team as they navigate the changes faced from transitioning to a hybrid work environment.
May Brings More Professional Development Courses
Employee and Organization Development announces the release of the May professional development offerings as part of the Cross Campus Collaboration, a series of online workshops offered by Cal Poly and other CSU campuses. These unique opportunities extend learning beyond campus borders and offer a new way to share professional development. Employee and Organization Development has recently added new courses and dates for May. View and register using the links below. Registration opens on April 25 on a first-come basis. The workshops are:
- Mindfulness Wellness Circle (series 3 of 3), May 4, noon-1 p.m.
- Retaining Continuity when Employees Leave, May 5, 9-10 a.m.
- Resume 101 Workshop, May 5, 10-11 a.m.
- Personal Branding – Building Your Professional Presence, May 10, 2-3 p.m.
- Decisions, Decisions! Creative Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Techniques, May 12, 10 a.m.-noon.
- Positive Psychology – The Happiness Advantage, May 12, 10 a.m.-noon.
- The Value of Making Values Valuable for You and Your Team, May 12, 11a.m.-12:30 p.m.
- Exposing Hidden Bias, May 27, 9-10:30 a.m.
More classes are coming in June. Check the Upcoming Opportunities page of the learnandgrow.calpoly.edu website for updates.
Alisa Benson, instructional faculty in the College of Science and Mathematics, 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 Julia Jones at ext. 6-2546 or [email protected] to request a donation form.
Erica Condit, custodian in University Housing, Custodial Operations, 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 Phyllis "Tony" Simpson at extension ext. 6-7781 or [email protected] to request a donation form.
Maria Fonseca Cordova, custodian in Facilities Management, Custodial Services, 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 Hallee Harper-Kinney at ext. 6-2689 or [email protected] to request a donation form.
Join Campus Dining for ‘Grate-Ful’ Event April 27
On Wednesday, April 27, Cal Poly will join 300 college campuses participating in a national “Grate-Ful” event celebrating gratitude for the Earth. Coinciding with Stop Food Waste Day, Campus Dining will celebrate Grate-Ful at Vista Grande from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. with sustainability-focused activities, including plant-based menu takeovers, a reduced-waste teaching kitchen, climate-pledge opportunities, Zero Waste information, free samples and much more. Check out all of Cal Poly's activities on the Facebook event.
Ready to Develop New, Healthy Behaviors?
The Food Science and Nutrition Department is offering free, individualized nutrition and wellness coaching to help participants develop new, healthy habits that promote personal wellness. Participants will work one-on-one with a senior-level nutrition counseling student for four 30-to-60-minute sessions, scheduled around their availability. Meetings will be held in person or virtually over Zoom. Each participant and their coach will find solutions for their wellness challenges and set achievable goals each week. Sessions will be tailored to participants’ individual needs and priorities, such as: healthy food preparation, food labels, physical activity, healthy weight, grocery store tours, meal planning and more. This is a Learn by Doing and graded experience for students, as they enhance their nutrition counseling skills. Participants commit to attending four sessions when they sign up. All sessions are confidential. Contact Sherry Elliston at ext. 6-2565 or [email protected] with any questions.
Campus Community Invited to Earth Week Events Through April 23
Green Campus and the sustainability community invites faculty, staff and students to events from April 14-23, including a festival, career panel, film fest, garden work day and so much more. The events are open to the entire campus community. RSVP to secure free Earth Week swag and get updates on all the events!
Register for Earth Week events
German and Russian Conversation Tables Open to All
Grab lunch and head to Kennedy Library to practice your language skills, learn more about German and Russian cultures and meet new friends. The German Conversation Table occurs every Thursday from 11:15 a.m. to noon with upcoming events on April 21, April 28 and May 5 on the steps in front of Kennedy Library (No. 35). The Russian Language Conversation Table meets every other Wednesday from 11:10 a.m. to noon with upcoming events on April 27, May 11 and May 25 in room Kennedy Library (No. 35, Room 220 C). Contact German lecturer Angelica Browne at [email protected] for more information.
Building 19 Dining Complex Renamed 1901 Marketplace; Renovation Underway
The new 1901 Marketplace is the next phase in the renovation and update of the Cal Poly dining experience. Following months of campus feedback, the re-imagined Building 19 will be named 1901 Marketplace, a nod to the university’s founding. The reconstruction of the campus’ primary food service and production facility, the former home of The Avenue and 805 Kitchen, will create a gathering place at the center of Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing culture. 1901 Marketplace will be home to nine separate food venues ranging from Campus Dining originals to national favorites like The Habit Burger Grill, Chick-fil-A and Panda Express. A variety of new in-house concepts will include Mediterranean, Mexican and sandwiches. The marketplace will also be home to a large community space featuring pop-ups with local shops, vendors and Cal Poly groups. Built to LEED Gold certification standards, the new facility is expected to open in fall 2023.
University Art Gallery’s ‘2022 Juried Student Exhibition’ Runs April 21 to May 13
The “2022 Juried Student Exhibition” opens at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in the University Art Gallery in Dexter (No. 34), followed by an awards ceremony at 5:30 p.m. The student show represents an impressive grouping of artwork from many different mediums, all carefully selected from a larger pool of submissions. All work in the show was made in Cal Poly art and design classes. This year’s juror is Toni Scott, whose exhibitions and installations weave together artistically powerful stories presented through installations, multimedia, photography, painting, sculpture and digital ingenuity, often referencing fraught histories. She holds an MFA from UCSB. She is a citizen of the Muscogee Creek Nation and part of a global traveling exhibition of Muscogee Creek Artists.
Gender Equity Center to Present Original Womxn’s Narratives on April 23 at Spanos Theatre
Cal Poly’s Gender Equity Center will present OWN (Original Womxn’s Narratives) at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 23, in Spanos Theatre. A student-created, student-performed production at the intersection of social justice and theater, OWN explores the countless stories of taking ownership of or defying expectations of gender. OWN features stories of being socialized as womxn or experiences of womxnhood in body, mind and/or spirit, be that in past, present, future and/or fluid. OWN features stories from women-identified, femme, nonbinary/gender non-conforming and/or other marginalized gender identities. Tickets can be purchased at the Cal Poly Ticket Office by calling ext. 6-4849 or going online.
SLO Master Chorale to Present ‘The Poets Speak’ on April 24 at the PAC
The San Luis Obispo Master Chorale and Orchestra will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 24, in Miossi Hall. Led by Music Director Thomas Davies, this wonderfully diverse concert will include three musical masterpieces by one of England’s most revered composers, Ralph Vaughan Williams, inspired by the poetry of Walt Whitman and George Herbert. The program will include “Fantasia on the ‘Old 104th’ Psalm Tune,” “Five Mystical Songs” and “Dona Nobis Pacem.” Soloists for the concert include Joel Balzun, baritone; Alba Franco-Cancél, soprano; and Susan Azaret Davies, piano. The performance is presented by SLO Master Chorale. Tickets can be purchased at the Cal Poly Ticket Office by calling ext. 6-4849 or going online.
Panel Discussion April 28 to Focus on ‘Addressing Racism and Diversity in Music Institutions’
The Music Department will present a panel discussion webinar, “Addressing Racism and Diversity in Music Institutions,” at 11:10 a.m. Thursday, April 28. This is the third in a series of presentations with guest panelists Stephanie Shonekan, associate dean of the College of Arts and Science and professor of music at the University of Missouri, and Keith Jackson, dean of the College of Creative Arts at West Virginia University. Cal Poly Director of Jazz Studies Arthur White will moderate the discussion. “This discussion continues because racism in the music academy continues,” White said. “Open, frank and honest dialogue about this topic is necessary.” The panel discussion is free and open to the public. Registration for the webinar is available on the Music Department calendar website. For more information, email [email protected] or call ext. 6-2406.
United MVMT Presents Illuminate Dance Showcase on April 30 at the PAC
The Illuminate Dance Showcase will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in Miossi Hall. Presented by United MVMT (Cal Poly’s United in Movement), the fourth annual Illuminate Dance Showcase is open for all dance groups on campus to perform. Illuminate’s purpose remains the same: to unite the numerous dance communities of Cal Poly onto one stage, bringing support and awareness to the various dance styles found on campus. Illuminate’s goal is to find a way to connect the dance community at the university in a way that had never been done before. Illuminate strives to bring together a diverse set of people for a night of artistic and creative expression. Tickets can be purchased at the Cal Poly Ticket Office by calling ext. 6-4849 or going online.
‘La Perla’ Film Showing at SLO International Film Festival Features a Famous Alumnus
As part of a collaboration years in the making, the Latino Outreach Council of San Luis Obispo County and Cal Poly’s Office of University Diversity and Inclusion are co-sponsoring the showing of “La Perla,” an iconic Mexican-American film, during the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at the Fremont Theater. The film stars famous Mexican actor Pedro Armendáriz, who attended Cal Poly from 1928-32 and began his acting career in the Campus Playshop. After “La Perla” is shown, Pedro Armendáriz will receive a posthumous award presented to the Mexicaxn Consulate by College of Liberal Arts Dean Philip Williams. The showing will also include a brief question-and-answer session with the Steinbeck Institute.
Cal Poly Women’s Chorus and Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble to Present ‘Slavic Sounds’ Concert on May 7
The Cal Poly Women’s Chorus and Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble will present a concert titled “Slavic Sounds” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the First Presbyterian Church of San Luis Obispo. The Women’s Chorus will begin the program with arrangements of traditional Cuban and Latvian folks songs and pieces with a message of social justice. Special guest ensemble Kitka will perform arrangements of traditional folk music from Bulgaria and the greater Eastern European region. Kitka is a professional small ensemble with deep ties to Balkan, Slavic and Caucasian lands. Its members have performed, taught and conducted cultural exchange activities in Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Macedonia, Poland, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine. The concert will close with several Eastern European folk songs performed by both groups. The Women’s Chorus is conducted by Director of Choral Activities Scott Glysson and accompanied by staff accompanist Paul Woodring. 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. These guidelines may be revisited as necessary. Tickets for baseball games can be purchased at the Cal Poly Ticket office, located at the Performing Arts Center, and online.
Upcoming Events @ Home
Friday, April 22
Track and Field hosts Mustang Invitational, Steve Miller and John Capriotti Athletics Complex, 11 a.m.
Saturday, April 23
Men's Tennis vs. UC Santa Barbara, Mustang Courts, 10 a.m.
Softball vs. Long Beach State (DH), Bob Janssen Field, 1 p.m.
Women's Tennis vs. UC Santa Barbara, Mustang Courts, 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 24
Softball vs. Long Beach State, Bob Janssen Field, 1 p.m.
Friday, April 29
Beach Volleyball hosts Big West Conference Championships, Swanson Beach Volleyball Complex, 9 a.m.
Baseball vs. UC Santa Barbara, Baggett Stadium, 6 p.m.
Saturday, April 30
Beach Volleyball hosts Big West Conference Championships, Swanson Beach Volleyball Complex, 9 a.m.
Football hosts Spring Game, Doerr Family Field, noon.
Baseball vs. UC Santa Barbara, Baggett Stadium, 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 1
Baseball vs. UC Santa Barbara, Baggett Stadium, 1 p.m.
Friday, May 6
Softball vs. UC Davis (DH), Bob Janssen Field, 3 and 5:30 p.m.
Baseball vs. CSU Bakersfield, Baggett Stadium, 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 7
Softball vs. UC Davis, Bob Janssen Field, 1 p.m.
Baseball vs. CSU Bakersfield, Baggett Stadium, 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 8
Baseball vs. CSU Bakersfield, 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.
#511922 — Athletics Certification Analyst (Administrative Analyst/Specialist Exempt I) — Strategic Enrollment Management — Office of the Registrar. $46,764-$84,612 per year. Anticipated hiring range: $50,000-$65,000 per year. Open until filled.
#512344 — On- Call Parking Officer (Parking Officer I) — Administration and Finance — Public Safety. $18-$25.97 per hour. Anticipated hiring range: $18-$23.08 per hour. Open until filled.
#511753 — Budget Analyst — University Housing (Administrative Analyst/Specialist — Non-Exempt) — Student Affairs — University Housing. $39,456-$76,164 annually. Anticipated hiring range: $53,000-$64,000 annually. Open Until filled.
#512386 — Network Administrator — Lead (Network Analyst — Career) — Information Services — Information Technology Services. $52,464-$129,504 per year. Anticipated hiring range: $90,000-$107,000 per year. Open until filled.
#512565 — Software Engineer (Analyst/Programmer — Career) — Information Services — Information Technology Services. $52,464-$129,504 per year. Anticipated hiring range: $93,600-$107,000 Per Year. Open until filled.
#513188 — Coordinator for LGBTQ+ Initiatives, Pride Center (Student Services Professional II) — Student Affairs — Student Affairs Diversity and Belonging. $51,648 - $73,440 per year. Anticipated hiring range: $51,648-$54,000 per year. Open until filled.
#512991 — Custodian — Student Affairs — Custodian. $3,120-$4,196 per month. Anticipated hiring range: $3,120-$3,715 per month. Open until filled.
#511581 — Coordinator, Clubs and Organizations (Student Services Professional II) — Student Affairs — Leadership and Service. $51,648-$73,440 annually. Anticipated hiring range: $51,648-$54,000 annually. Open until filled.
#512778 — Fraternity and Sorority Leadership and Assessment Coordinator (Student Services Professional II) — Student Affairs — Leadership and Service. $51,648-$73,440 annually. Anticipated hiring range: $51,648-$54,000 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
Visit jobs.calpoly.edu for current openings, further information and how to apply. For assistance, email Academic Personnel at [email protected].
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.
#201000620 — Custodial Supervisor — Campus Dining – $20.64-$30.95 per hour. Full time. Open until filled.
#201000579 — Warehouse Specialist, Campus Dining — $17-$17.50 per hour with $500 sign-on bonus. Full time. Open until filled.
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].
Coordinator II – Accounting (Business Services), $66,908.16 annually with excellent benefits. Position open until filled.
Accounting Technician I (Business Services), $20.48 per hour with excellent benefits. Position open until filled.
Cal Poly Report (CPR) is Cal Poly's official employee newsletter, designed to communicate information about officially sanctioned university news or events to faculty, staff and administrators. Submissions may run a maximum of three times and should be limited to 150 words. To help ensure CPR continues to contain only relevant and approved information, submissions are required to come from or be approved by the employee designated to approve submissions in the respective colleges, units and work areas. A list of designated approvers is available on the Cal Poly Report index website. Entries submitted by those other than the designated approver must be accompanied by an approval form signed by the unit's approver. The approval form is available online in fillable pdf format or a downloadable Microsoft Word format. CPR is published weekly during the school year, except during academic breaks, and monthly in the summer. The deadline for each issue is 12:30 p.m. the Friday prior to publication.