Leaning Pine Arboretum Receives $1 Million Donation
Kathleen Enz Finken, Cal Poly’s provost from 2012-19, and her husband, Gerald Finken, both longtime supporters of Cal Poly, have donated $1 million to the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Science’s Leaning Pine Arboretum. The gift was made in honor of Andrew J. Thulin, the college’s dean since 2013 and former head of the Animal Science Department. Nestled on five acres, the Leaning Pine Arboretum is Cal Poly’s living classroom for students, faculty and the community. The arboretum features a stunning array of landscape plants representing the world’s five Mediterranean climate regions. An extension of the Horticulture and Crop Science Department’s Environmental Horticulture Science facility, the arboretum’s foremost goal remains education: a resource for independent study, research and workshops that promote horticulture best practices for students and faculty spanning numerous areas of study. The gift will help fund the further integration of the arboretum into the fabric of the Cal Poly community through increased access, improved directional signage, programming and opportunities for education, while serving as a regional draw for visitors to the Central Coast and those within the horticulture industry.
Cal Poly to Open New Latinx Center in Fall 2022
Cal Poly plans to open a new Latinx Center during fall quarter 2022, with a tentative grand opening ceremony and celebration slated as part of Latinx Heritage Month in September. The new center is intended to create an environment that fosters belonging, empowers Latinx students to thrive, and provides them holistic support. In turn, the center will offer Latinx students the opportunity to gather and build community while exploring their cultures, histories and traditions. Open to all students, the center will feature an accessible computer lab, lounge space and culturally relevant workshops and collaborative programming. The Latinx Center will be the newest addition to Student Diversity and Belonging (SDAB), a collective of campus resource centers within Student Affairs that aim to provide a home away from home for underrepresented students at Cal Poly.
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.
Safer Hosts Annual Take Back the Night on Thursday
Join Safer from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in the UU Plaza for an empowering evening to recognize the strength and resilience of survivors. Take Back the Night is an international movement against sexual violence, with its roots in the 1980s in San Luis Obispo. The event will include live music by Couch Dog, free food for the first 100 attendees, a local resource fair, survivor healing corners, community art installations, a survivor speak out, a solidarity march and a candlelight vigil.
Welcome Home: Design Village Returns to Poly Canyon
Design Village returned to Cal Poly for the first time since 2019, transforming the sloping hills of Poly Canyon into a bustling community of temporary, student-built structures. About 500 students from the College of Architecture and Environmental Design and several California community colleges participated in the competition April 22-24. The competition challenges students to design structures they can easily set up, transport and disassemble — and can also be used as a shelter for the weekend. Third-year architecture majors Garrett Kennedy, Lauti Perez Blua and Robert Heckey planned and constructed Tumbleweed, a structure designed to shrink and expand like a Hoberman Sphere. Tumbleweed won the People’s Choice Award. “This project really emphasizes the Learn by Doing part of the architecture program,” Perez Blua said. “You’re making something so big. You wouldn’t normally make something like this until after college. This is so unique to Cal Poly.”
Pain at the Pump
If you drive, you've probably noticed that gas prices are at a record high — about $5.60 on average in California. Cal Poly News asked Professor Hamed Ghoddusi, who studies the economics of energy and commodity markets, what factors are causing the spike — and what, if anything, consumers can do about it. Spoiler: we may be in for a long, expensive summer.
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.
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].
Animal Science Students Advance to National Competition with First-Place Win
A team of animal science students used their knowledge of drought, livestock and rangeland management to win a recent regional competition, advancing them to the nationals in June. The students took first place at the 2022 Western Section of the American Society of Animal Science Academic Quadrathlon, held April 1-2 at Cal Poly. The team included Sophia Juarez from San Pedro, California; Rachael Stucke, from San Mateo, California; Ashley Tartaglia, from Delano, California; and Genna Vieira, from Fremont, California. They competed in four events: a written exam, oral presentation, a practicum of eight labs and a quiz bowl. The win advances the team to the national American Society of Animal Science competition in Oklahoma City in June.
Finance Team Advances in Global Competition with Analysis of PayPal Stock Outlook
A detailed analysis of PayPal’s stock outlook, with a recommendation to sell, helped a team of finance students surpass hundreds of others recently in the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute Research Challenge. Competing against over 900 schools from North, Central and South America, the Cal Poly team was one of just 17 that advanced to the Americas' semifinals held this month, having won the local and subregional stages. The global competition includes over 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students from universities in more than 91 countries. Students are tested on their analytical, valuation, report writing and presentation skills. For the competition, the students were assigned to perform an analysis of PayPal, a San Jose-based company providing financial transaction processing services.
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.
Students Invited to Participate in Sexual and Reproductive Health Study
Cal Poly's Sexual and Reproductive Health Lab is currently interviewing students about their knowledge and attitudes surrounding STIs and condom usage. Led by Joni Roberts, assistant professor in the Kinesiology and Public Health Department, the study aims to gain a better understanding of the trends and factors related to STI clean status among college students through one-on-one interviews. The conclusions of this study will be used to create a better understanding of contraceptive products and improve sexual health behaviors on campus. This study is open to any current Cal Poly student who wishes to participate. Students who complete interviews (via Zoom or in person) will receive a sexual health goody bag for their time.
Student Applications Open for the Californians For All College Corps Program
Students from any college or major can apply for a College Corps Fellowship of up to $10,000. Fellows will work with community organizations to tackle meaningful challenges in climate change, food insecurity and K-12 education, and may additionally receive academic credit. This program is part of the historic Californians For All program, a statewide initiative for service-learning. Cal Poly is one of 45 institutions participating in the inaugural year. There are 165 fellowship positions. The application deadline is May 15.
Faculty and Staff
Professor Receives NSF’s Faculty Early Career Development Award
Computer science and software engineering Professor Jonathan Ventura wants to help others capture and share immersive virtual reality experiences from their cell phone. This April, he received a prominent $425,786 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support his efforts. Ventura said the development of widespread and consumer-accessible technology for sharing high-quality virtual reality experiences would create more impactful and lasting learning experiences and offer more opportunities to record meaningful experiences that might otherwise be lost. Ventura plans to offer educational initiatives as part of the project, including working with Cal Poly’s Center for Engineering, Science and Mathematics Education (CESAME) to introduce California middle and high school students to virtual reality technology and encourage them to think about career paths in computer science. He is also planning an interdisciplinary collaboration with Andrew Fricker, social science professor, and Jenn Yost, biology professor, to develop educational virtual reality content for students on the biodiversity in California’s natural and urban spaces.
Professors Selected for Leadership Institute
Civil and environmental engineering Professor Anurag Pande and industrial and manufacturing engineering faculty member John Pan were selected as two of seven faculty members participating in Building with Inclusive Leadership Institute at San Diego State University May 23 and 24. Launched in 2019, SDSU’s faculty leadership development initiative announced that its 2022 program would be open to faculty at SDSU and at participating campuses across the CSU system. The goal of the institute is to “build on the leadership potential that already exists within the CSU” and “create a pipeline of diverse administrative leaders who are capable of advocating for the core mission of the California State University.” During the leadership institute, Pande and Pan will develop a future vision of themselves as university academic leaders and a plan for their development; identify the strengths and assets, including cultural assets, they bring to leadership as diverse, equity-minded, and inclusion-minded faculty members; build relationships with current and emerging CSU leaders; acquire knowledge and skills relevant to mid-level leadership positions, including department chair and associate dean; and become familiar with BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color)-centered theories of institutional change and leadership.
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.
International Center to host International Student Inclusivity Workshop for Faculty and Staff
The International Center invites faculty and staff to join the International Student Inclusivity Workshop hosted in collaboration with the International Advisory Council. This virtual workshop will be held from 12:10-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, for those interested in enhancing inclusive and equitable practices to help international students achieve success. During the session, participants will learn about international student experiences within the classroom and campus community and engage in discussion around ways to increase academic support and build students' sense of belonging. Topics will range from cultural adjustment to academic success, and will include strategies for empowering this community of students to succeed. Feel free to enjoy your lunch during this workshop. Those unable to attend the workshop are encouraged to visit the International Center’s Considerations for Teaching International Students webpage for information on promoting an inclusive campus environment for international students.
Ethics and Social Justice in Data Science Workshop Set for May 5-6
Join the Ethics and Social Justice Committee of the Data SRI (Strategic Research Initiative) program at Cal Poly in its first-ever workshop on ethics and social justice (ESJ) for data science practitioners from noon to 2:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 5-6, in Kennedy Library, Room 216B. The interdisciplinary committee comprised of faculty from philosophy, computer science, education, economics and city and regional planning will discuss a newly detailed rubric to reflect on and evaluate research in data science with regard to ethics and social justice issues. Faculty are encouraged to bring their own research so they can apply a valuable toolkit for building out their research in this evolving space. Learn about ESJ issues, including data biases, algorithmic biases and human biases. Find contact information and learn more.
Sign Up to Volunteer at Spring Commencement June 11 and 12
The Cal Poly Commencement team seeks help from faculty and staff who want to volunteer to help create amazing memories for graduates at Spring Commencement ceremonies in Spanos Stadium on Saturday and Sunday, June 11-12. Volunteer tasks may include greeting graduates and guests; ensuring guests have access to shuttles, wheelchairs and first aid; helping with stadium logistics and more. Volunteers will receive food, drinks and a $50 gift card to the University Store for each shift completed. For additional details on faculty and staff shifts at Spring Commencement ceremonies, visit the Employee Engagement Program page.
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.
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 opened 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.
Environmental Health and Safety Shares Safety Day Tips
Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is celebrating World Day for Safety and Health at Work on Thursday, April 28, with a reminder that whether working on campus or virtually, it is always important to practice safe behaviors. Practicing safety at work is necessary to avoid any injuries or health complications. To commemorate the day, EHS has put together a list of the Top 11 Safety Tips:
- Keep work areas clean.
- Use the proper tool for the job.
- Always wear the proper PPE (personal protective equipment) for the work task.
- Never work on live equipment.
- Make sure chemicals are properly labeled and stored.
- Stop work when needed to address hazards.
- Communicate hazards to other personnel.
- Wear your hair up and avoid loose clothing when operating any machinery.
- When operating a golf cart or bike, follow traffic rules.
- Ask questions when you are unsure.
- Maintain an ergonomic workspace.
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.
Nutrition, Heart and Gut Health Research Volunteers Needed
Faculty and student researchers from the Food Science and Nutrition Department are looking for postmenopausal women to participate in the "ReCHARGE with Strawberries" project, a research project looking at the impact of strawberries on heart and gut health. Women who participate will be eligible to receive $350, free gut microbiome and heart health assessments, and a free diet consultation driven by participant goals. If you, or someone you know, may be interested in participating, learn more online, call ext. 6-1175, or email [email protected].
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.
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.
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.
‘Storytelling: The Intersections of Disability and Masculinity’ Exhibit to be Held April 28
The Men and Masculinities Program, in partnership with the Disability Resource Center, will host the seventh annual Manifest Art Exhibition, “Storytelling: The Intersections of Disability and Masculinity,” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 28, on Dexter Lawn. The exhibit will feature works of art created by students that speak through a gendered lens to the experiences and perspectives of those with disabilities. Guests can access an audio tour of the artwork through the link below starting at 10 a.m. April 28. For more information about the exhibit, contact Nick Bilich ([email protected]). Anyone with questions about event accessibility or those who anticipate needing any type of disability-related accommodation, including (but not limited to) physical access or Deaf/Hard of Hearing services, can email [email protected] in advance of their participation or visit. Accommodation requests should be made as soon as possible.
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.
Chanticleer to Perform with Cal Poly Choirs on May 12
The Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer and two Cal Poly Choirs — PolyPhonics and Chamber Choir — will present a concert titled “Beauty of the Day” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, in the Performing Arts Center. Chanticleer has been hailed as “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker, and it is known around the world as an orchestra of voices. Founded in San Francisco in 1978 by singer and musicologist Louis Botto, the group has sold more than a million recordings and performed thousands of live concerts to audiences worldwide. The groups will perform their own selections, then will join to perform Nico Muhly’s “Beauty of the Day,” which was commissioned by Chanticleer. The piece will feature university organist Paul Woodring on the Forbes pipe organ. Muhly is well known for his commissions for both classical and popular musicians, and he has written two operas for the Metropolitan Opera in New York. The concert will be dedicated to the memory of Zach Blanchard, who had been a member of PolyPhonics. Tickets for the concert are $15-$35 and 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.
Theatre and Dance Department Presents ‘Sometimes the Rain, Sometimes the Sea’ May 12-15 and 19-21
The Theatre and Dance Department’s spring show, “Sometimes the Rain, Sometimes the Sea,” will run at 8 p.m. May 12-14 and 19-21, and 2 p.m. May 15 in the Spanos Theatre. In the show, Dolan, a narrator who bears an uncanny resemblance to author Hans Christian Andersen, tries to tell a simple and sweet story about a rain cloud that falls to Earth when they becomes enamored with a human. But characters in the story keep turning into figures from Dolan’s own history of turbulent relationships, blending fantasy and reality. An adaptation, reimagining and critique of ”The Little Mermaid,” this play teases and expands ideas of romantic, obsessive and unrequited love that we learn from popular stories. Tickets are $12 for students, seniors and children, and $20 for adults.
University Art Gallery’s ‘2022 Juried Student Exhibition’ Runs Through May 13
The “2022 Juried Student Exhibition” opened April 21 in the University Art Gallery in Dexter (No. 34). 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.
Pianist W. Terrence Spiller to Perform Beethoven Sonatas May 13
Pianist and Music Professor Emeritus W. Terrence Spiller will give an all-Beethoven recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, in the Pavilion of the Performing Arts Center. The recital is the sixth in his survey of the complete piano sonatas of Beethoven. For this year’s program, Spiller will perform two of Beethoven's most famous “named” sonatas: “The Tempest” and the mammoth “Hammerklavier.” Spiller retired from full-time teaching in March 2021, but he continues to teach applied piano in the Music Department. Tickets 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 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.
Tuesday, May 10
Baseball vs. Pepperdine, Baggett Stadium, 6 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.
#513321 — Administrative Coordinator — Center for Engineering, Science and Mathematics Education (Administrative Support Coordinator II) — Academic Affairs — College of Science and Mathematics. $41,280-$67,668 annually. Anticipated hiring range: $43,200-$56,400 annually. Open until filled.
#513201 — Department Coordinator — Statistics (Administrative Support Coordinator I) — Academic Affairs — College of Science and Mathematics. $39,312-$61,776 annually. Anticipated hiring range: $39,312-$48,000 annually. Open until filled.
#512506 — Systems Administrator — Lead (Operating Systems Analyst — Career) — Information Services — Information Technology Services. $52,494-$129,504 per year. Anticipated hiring range: $88,000-$102,000 per year. Open until filled.
#512642 — Administrative Support Coordinator II — Agribusiness Department — Academic Affairs — College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. $41,280-$67,668 per year. Anticipated hiring range: $43,200-$56,400 per year. Open until filled.
#513187 — Administrative Support Assistant II — Animal Science — Academic Affairs — College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. $37,440-$55,104 per year. Anticipated hiring range: $36,000-$45,000 per year. 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].
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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.