President’s Diversity Awards Winners Recognized
The Cal Poly community came together at the annual President’s Diversity Awards in the PAC Plaza on Thursday, May 19, to celebrate and recognize achievements in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion on campus. The event, hosted by the Office of University Diversity and Inclusion, included a welcome from President Armstrong, opening remarks by Denise Isom, interim vice president for Diversity and Inclusion, and presentations of the award to each winner by their nominators. The awardees are:
- Faculty: Regulus Allen, associate professor, English Department, College of Liberal Arts.
- Staff: John Lee, assistive technology specialist, Disability Resource Center.
- Staff: Kari Mansager, director of well-being and diversity, equity and inclusion, Campus Health and Wellbeing
- Student: Barbara Rodriguez, animal science major, MEXA co-president, USFC fundraising chair and Sigma Omega Nu president.
- Campus Department or Unit: Ethnic Studies Department.
- Student Group or Organization: AISES – American Indian Science and Engineering Society.
- Excellence in Inclusive Design Award: Cal Poly Disability Alliance.
- Second Annual Dolores Huerta “Si Se Puede” Award for Transformational Leadership: Jenell Navarro, chair, Ethnic Studies Department (pictured with Isom and Armstrong).
See pictures from the event and read more about each winner and their accomplishments on the OUDI website.
Campus Community Invited to Update on Semester Conversion
Philosophy Professor Rachel Fernflores, director of the Semester Conversion, will provide an update on the conversion in two webinars scheduled for faculty, staff and students at the following times:
- Wednesday, May 25, 5:10-6 p.m.
- Thursday, May 26, 1:10-2 p.m. (Note the updated time.)
Contact Professor Fernflores at [email protected] with any questions.
Cal Poly Corporation Board of Directors to Meet June 3
The board of directors of the Cal Poly Corporation will hold a regular meeting virtually using Zoom at noon Tuesday, June 3. This is a public meeting. To join, use the Zoom webinar link and call-in information. Public comments for this meeting must be submitted by 5 p.m. Thursday, June 2, via email to [email protected]. A copy of the agenda will be available beginning May 27 with all pertinent information for the Zoom meeting. For a copy, email [email protected] or visit the Cal Poly Corporation website.
Learn by Doing — And Chewing
Midway through spring quarter, students in an introduction to botany course gathered to taste tamarind pods, tomatoes, lemon and lime wedges, jackfruit and durian provided by Professor Nishi Rajakaruna. It was a taste test party: part fun food event, part educational activity. While most of the fruits at the party could be found in any grocery store, Rajakaruna brought a special ingredient to give students a unique experience: miraculin, a compound extracted from a fruit found in West Africa that tricks taste buds into thinking sour foods are sweet. He also brought along a giant, spiky, stinky durian fruit — which many students hadn't ever seen before — for the class to try. Rajakaruna holds these taste test parties as a way to bring botany to life for his students. “When I started teaching in 2004, I was determined to make botany relevant to everyday life,” Rajakaruna said. “I give students real examples that they can touch, feel, taste and smell rather than talking about textbook examples that people never really see or relate to."
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Get an Overview of Cal Poly Public Safety
Over the past two years, Cal Poly Public Safety has collaborated to guide the university through the COVID-19 pandemic, decreased university-related greenhouse gas emissions, ensured free public transportation to campus from throughout the county, was recognized with a Best Workplace for Commuters award, increased electric vehicle charging opportunities, introduced an on-campus evening ”shuttle and so much more in its commitment to Cal Poly. Through critical campus collaboration, Cal Poly Public Safety — which includes Transportation and Parking Services, the Cal Poly Police Department, Department of Emergency Management and Public Safety Business Services — has helped create a campus that is safer, more sustainable and easier to get around. Read more about what Cal Poly Public Safety has done over the past year to enhance the campus experience in the latest Inside Cal Poly blog post.
Kin Who Win
When Cal Poly athletes have a bad day or a rough performance, they usually get advice and encouragement from their coaches, trainers and teammates as they work hard on and off the field. But six lucky Mustangs have extra support when they’ve had a rough performance or a bad day: their sister, who plays on the same team. Even if they share a past sports rivalry, the sisters say nothing compares to having their sibling by their side through wins and losses. “If I’m having trouble on the mound, she knows exactly when the right time is to come and talk to me,” said softball player Krystyna Allman of her sister and teammate, Caroline Allman. “She’s also someone I can go to about any problem because I could trust her with anything. So I think we’re able to rely on each other a little more than other teammates.”
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Reminder: Employee State Law and CSU Election Compliance
With the upcoming primary election, it is important that all faculty and staff comply with state law and CSU policy regarding the use of CSU resources in connection with election issues. Section 8314 of the California Government Code provides: (a) It is unlawful for … any state or local appointee, employee or consultant, to use or permit others to use public resources for a campaign activity, or personal or other purposes which are not authorized by law. In this context, “public resources” means any property or asset owned by the state or any local agency, including, but not limited to, land, buildings, facilities, funds, equipment, supplies, telephones, computers, email system, vehicles, travel and state-compensated time. (Cal. Gov’t Code § 8314(b)(3).) CSU policy regarding what election-related activities are allowed and what activities can be prohibited, as well as guidelines on how to exercise appropriate discretion, are set forth in the CSU Handbook of Election Issues published by the Office of the General Counsel.
Campus Dining Wins Silver Award in National Food Service Competition
The National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) has recognized Campus Dining’s Vista Grande Dining Complex as a silver tier recipient of the 2021 Loyal E. Horton Dining Award for Retail Sales – Single Concept/Multiple Concepts/Marketplace. “Vista Grande was designed to create an environment of community with menus that appeal to all tastes and dietary needs, and it’s an honor to be recognized for that,” said Andrea Burns, Cal Poly Corporation’s associate executive director, commercial services. “It’s great to be acknowledged for the uniqueness of Vista Grande, with its focus on sustainability, nutrition and amazing food, as well as its success and impact on campus.” The Retail Sales category recognizes outstanding retail locations on campus that have innovative features and techniques. Vista Grande was designed to be flexible to the ever-changing palate of guests who visit the complex multiple times a day. Each restaurant features a rotating menu of seasonal dishes reflecting the latest culinary concepts, including international street food, global noodle dishes and fresh, locally sourced desserts.
Four Cal Poly Students Recognized at CSU Student Research Competition
Four Cal Poly students were awarded first- or second-place prizes at the 2022 CSU Student Research Competition. Cal Poly, Fullerton and Sacramento State were the most recognized universities in the competition, with four awardees each. “Our students were phenomenal representatives of Cal Poly at the competition, and I am thrilled they have been recognized at the CSU level for the quality of their work,” said Jane Lehr, director of the Office of Student Research at Cal Poly. “This event is an amazing opportunity for our students to share their work and show what makes research at Cal Poly such a great experience.” Students from across the CSU competed in 10 divisions in the following categories: Behavioral, Social Sciences, and Public Administration; Biological and Agricultural Sciences; Business, Economics and Hospitality Management; Creative Arts and Design; Education; Engineering and Computer Science; Health, Nutrition and Clinical Sciences; Humanities and Letters; Physical and Mathematical Sciences; and Interdisciplinary.
Cal Poly Rodeo Team Advances to the National Finals
Eleven members of the Cal Poly Rodeo Team qualified to compete in the 73rd annual College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming, on June 12-18, following their performance at the West Coast Regional Finals held May 13-15 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Student-athletes who advanced to the finals (delete on) are: Aimee Davis of San Luis Obispo and Sierra Spratt of Phoenix in goat tying and breakaway roping; Tyree Cochrane of San Luis Obispo in breakaway roping; Madison Camozzi of Petaluma, California, in barrel racing; Gracely Speth of Guadalupe in breakaway roping; Quintin McWhorter of San Luis Obispo in saddle bronc riding and team roping; Karson Mebane of Bakersfield in saddle bronc riding; Pierce Wold of Wilton, California, Tanner Patino and Cutter Machado of Santa Maria in team roping; and Cole Tart of San Luis Obispo in bareback riding. “These students continue to show up, work hard and pursue their dreams,” said Cal Poly Rodeo Coach Ben Londo. “They will represent Cal Poly well on the national stage in Casper.”
University Art Gallery to Exhibit 2022 BFA Senior Showcase Starting May 27
Cal Poly’s graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts seniors will present the 2022 BFA exhibition, titled “Dearest,” from May 27 to June 12, with an opening reception and awards ceremony from 5-7 p.m. May 27 at the University Art Gallery. The exhibition showcases work from studio art and photo and video concentration students. These promising emerging artists use a wide variety of mediums, concepts and technical skills to engage in the thought and conversation of contemporary art. In addition to the gallery show, each artist will also be featured at www.calpolybfa.com.
Student Exhibit on Salinas Dam Open Through June 10
Student photos, original construction drawings and student design proposals will be displayed at an exhibit of the Salinas Dam through June 10 in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design Lobby (No. 5, Room 212), from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students in faculty members Kelle Brooks’ and Ana Ozaki’s second-year Architectural Studios course toured the Salinas Reservoir (Santa Margarita Lake) and dam in January and were challenged in winter quarter to think of the benefits and drawbacks of dams. The exhibition is a final culmination of their work, showcasing the site as a central asset to Cal Poly’s and San Luis Obispo’s communities through the unique eyes of second-year architecture students, while educating the campus community on the history of water systems that supply campus and city.
Faculty and Staff
Bruce Greenbaum Named Associate Dean for Programs and Learning in OCOB
Bruce Greenbaum, a former investment banker and tenured associate professor, is the new associate dean for programs and learning in the Orfalea College of Business. The position oversees processes to support the innovation, quality and success of undergraduate and graduate programs. After earning a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Virginia and an MBA in finance from the University of Michigan, Greenbaum launched a successful career in business, working with middle market clients on mergers and acquisitions in a variety of global industries. He also worked as an IT systems consultant for three years, developing customer service systems for large multinational firms. After nearly 13 years in the banking industry, Greenbaum, a native New Yorker, returned to school, earning a doctorate in strategic management from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, Austin. He has been teaching since 2015. He succeeds Stern Neill, who served in the role on an interim basis, successfully leading the college through deficit correction, pandemic mitigation and dean transition. Neill will return to his role as a marketing professor.
Examining Whiteness Foundational Series
Faculty and staff are invited to sign up for Examining Whiteness, a program inspired by Building Anti-Racist White Educators (BARWE). The Examining Whiteness foundational series is designed as a first step for white educators toward engaging in critical reflection on whiteness and working toward anti-racism. The series is open to individuals at all levels of learning in their personal journey toward better understanding whiteness in their personal and professional lives. This six-session program will meet on Zoom from 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 19 to Aug. 4. Participants must be able to commit to attending at least five sessions. Learn more and register for Examining Whiteness. Contact Sarah Macdonald, Ph.D., assistant director for diversity, equity and inclusion in teaching in the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology, with any questions at [email protected].
Safer to Host Faculty and Staff Workshops on Trigger/Content Warnings
Have you ever wondered whether you should be using trigger or content warnings in your class or programming? Safer will host two opportunities in May and June to discuss trigger warnings and their effectiveness versus their potential to cause harm. Participants will have the chance to examine the impact of putting these warnings on their materials and consider multiple perspectives. The workshops will examine recent research as well as feedback from students involved with the Safer program. Workshops will be held on the following dates.
Volunteer Signups Available for 2022-23 Commencement and Move-In
Volunteer shift signups are available for 2022-23 Commencement and Mustang Move-in events. Sign up to volunteer and play an important role in supporting students and their supporters during these milestone events:
- Mustang Move-In, Sept. 13-18.
- Fall Commencement, Dec. 10.
- Spring Commencement, June 17-18, 2023.
All employee volunteers will receive a $50 gift card to the University Store for completing their shift. Opportunities are also available to make this a great team-building activity for you and your colleagues.
Grant Opportunity: Up to $180,000 Available to Support Technology for Public Benefits
Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN) is accepting proposals of up to $180,000 for projects that apply technology expertise to advance the public interest. Cal Poly can submit up to three proposals. Initial two-page proposals are due by 9 a.m. Friday, May 20. PIT refers to the study and application of technology expertise to advance the public interest in a way that generates public benefits and promotes the public good, particularly for those members of society least well served historically and today by existing systems and policies. If needed, there will be an internal competition to determine which submissions will be made on behalf of Cal Poly. The review by a panel of associate deans will take place the week of May 30. Full proposals are due Friday, June 17. Questions? Download a copy of the request for proposals. Email [email protected] or Matthew Harsh, PIT designee for Cal Poly, at [email protected].
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Take Advantage of Professional Development Courses in June
Employee and Organization Development announces the release of the June 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 June. View and register using the links below. Registration opens May 23 on a first-come basis. Upcoming workshops are:
- Personal Branding – Building your Professional Presence, June 7, 2-3 p.m.
- People-Centered Change, June 8, 1-2 p.m.
- SMART Goals, June 8, 1-2:30 p.m.
- Positive Psychology – The Happiness Advantage, June 9, 1-3 p.m.
- Decisions, Decisions! Creative Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Techniques, June 16, 2-4 p.m.
- Snapping the Perfect Image, June 23, 10-11:30 a.m.
Check Upcoming Opportunities for updates.
India D’Avignon will retire at the end of August. She is simultaneously a proud Mustang and Buckeye since she came to campus in 2008 from Columbus, Ohio, where she taught and chaired the piano and organ department at the Capital University Conservatory of Music; and earned her graduate degree from The Ohio State University. She began serving a three-year term as chair at Cal Poly in fall 2019, then when faced with COVID-19 just months later began working tirelessly to find ways for students from all over campus who participate in the department’s performing ensembles to safely meet in person. She developed several new initiatives to foster student success including a Curriculum Innovation Committee, Mentor/Mentee program, Student Ambassador Outreach Program, Music Major Workshops and Chat with the Chair group meetings. She was instrumental in getting the renovation and expansion of the Davidson Music Center back on the CSU’s schedule. A highlight was when she traveled to Kenya with several choir members to participate in a choral exchange. She has served on the Academic Senate, has been involved with two national accreditation reviews of the department and is a member of the Cal Poly Arts board of directors. She was a member of the San Luis Obispo Symphony board of directors and also served as its president. She currently serves on the board for the Paderewski Festival and is a judge for several local piano competitions. She will be joining in retirement her husband Ignati Vakalis, who chaired the Computer Science and Software Engineering Department for 11 years.
Craig H. Russell started teaching at Cal Poly in 1982 after earning his doctorate from the University of North Carolina. He has received numerous awards while at Cal Poly, including the 2007 Wang Family Excellence Award; the 2007 Cal Poly Distinguished Research Award; the 1996 President’s Arts Award; the 1994-95 CSU Trustee’s Outstanding Professor Award, CSU’s highest honor; and the 1994-95 Cal Poly Outstanding Faculty Award. In 2013 he was inducted into the prestigious Reial Acadèmie Catalana de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi (one of a few North American scholars to be inducted into the Spanish Royal Academy). He is steeped in the music of Spain and the Hispano-American world, having published more than 100 juried articles on 18th-century Hispanic studies, Mexican cathedral music, the California missions, and American popular culture. He authored 26 articles for “The New Grove Dictionary” and collaborated with Chanticleer on a DVD film and four CDs, two of which received Gramophone award nominations. His scholarship — including four major books — has been published by Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Macmillan, Prentice Hall, the University of Illinois Press, and several universities and publishing houses in Spain and Mexico. Russell’s compositions are released on Naxos as part of the American Classics series and have been widely performed in Europe, Australia, and the U.S., including concerts of his orchestral compositions in Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Sydney Opera House, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
There will be a reception for Music Department retirees India D'Avignon and Craig H. Russell on June 5 in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center immediately following the Cal Poly Symphony and Choirs’ 3 p.m. concert in the PAC's Miossi Hall. Sign their virtual cards: D’Avignon’s card and Russell’s card.
Journalism Department Receives Full Accreditation
The Journalism Department has received full accreditation, joining 117 other programs around the world to receive such validation. The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC), the agency responsible for the evaluation of professional journalism and mass communications programs in colleges and universities, voted 18-0 at its April 29 meeting in Chicago in favor of the Journalism Department receiving full accreditation. Cal Poly is now one of eight journalism programs in the CSU system to be fully accredited by ACEJMC. Accredited programs, which are reviewed on a six-year cycle, are eligible for external funding and are more attractive to both students and industry partners. Of the roughly 500 journalism and mass communications programs in the U.S., less than one-fourth are fully accredited.
APIDA FSA Presents Second Annual Lunch and Learn Series
The Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Faculty Staff Association (APIDA FSA) invites the campus community to join upcoming Lunch and Learn events for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. The events include:
- Friday, May 27, 12:10 to 1 p.m.: An Analysis of Cal Poly First Time Freshmen Profile Data (Zoom: 249 663 6667).
Forbes Pipe Organ Series Features Ken Cowan and Naho Parrini on May 26
Musicians Ken Cowan and Naho Parrini will perform their Pipe Organ Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26, in Miossi Hall. Regarded as one of North America’s finest concert organists and praised for his dazzling artistry, impeccable technique and imaginative programming, Cowan’s recordings and live performances have been featured on nationally distributed radio programming from American Public Media. Violinist Parrini, a native of Japan, has given numerous solo and chamber music recitals in the U.S., Japan, Germany, France and Bulgaria. She performs regularly with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, South Country Concert Series, Mirror Visions Ensemble and Performance Santa Fe. She also serves as co-director of the Adult Chamber Music Workshop and violin faculty of Junior Session at Kinhaven Music School in Vermont. Tickets can be purchased at the Cal Poly Ticket Office, at ext. 6-4849 or online.
Cal Poly Wind Bands’ Season Finale Concert ‘Sounds of Color’ Set for May 27
The Cal Poly Wind Bands’ Spring Concert, “Sounds of Color,” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 27, in Miossi Hall. It is the season finale of the Wind Ensemble and Wind Orchestra. The title “Sounds of Color” is inspired by composer Robert Russell Bennett’s “Suite of Old American Dances,” which will be performed by the Wind Orchestra. The group will also perform William Grant Still’s “Fanfare for American Heroes,” Katahj Copley’s “Wildheart” and Nicole Piunno’s “Image of Truth.” The Wind Ensemble will perform Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Festive Overture” and a suite of five selections from John Williams’ film scores from the original “Star Wars” trilogy. Director of Bands Christopher J. Woodruff and Associate Director of Bands Nicholas P. Waldron will conduct the concert. 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.
Cal Poly Spring Jazz Concert on May 28 to Celebrate New Single
Cal Poly’s Jazz Ensemble and Vocal Jazz Ensemble will present the Spring Jazz Concert at 7:30 Saturday, May 28, in Spanos Theatre. The concert will celebrate the digital release of the Vocal Jazz Ensemble’s new single, “Sunlight,” which is an arrangement by Director of Jazz Studies Arthur White of a tune by Esperanza Spalding. New, original music by Jazz Ensemble members Bryce Yuen and Wyatt Willard will be premiered. Yuen, a first-year materials engineering major, composed “Stay at Home,” and Willard, a second-year music major, composed “Big Fish.” The big band will also feature fourth-year music major and vocalist Mady Frei. The groups will also perform music by Bob Mintzer, Stephen Sondheim, John Clayton, Charles Mingus and others. 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.
Cal Poly’s ‘RSVP XXVII: Multimedia Showcase’ Set for May 31 and June 2
The Cal Poly Music Department’s student production ensemble RSVP will present “RSVP XXVII: Multimedia Showcase” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, May 31 and June 2, in the Pavilion of the Performing Arts Center. Students from the Music Department’s Sound Design classes have been collaborating with Composition Forum Club members, dancers from the Theatre and Dance Department and guest visual artists to premiere original interdisciplinary works for fixed and live interactive media. This year’s production will deliver a multistylistic experience with the theme of “The Myriad.” “The students have been exploring a myriad of soundscapes and visuals,” said Sound Design instructor and RSVP director Laura M. Kramer. “The sounds will range from ambient soundscapes to lo-fi beats, cinematic melodies, pop, and rock, which will be paired with choreography by Evan Ricaurté, a 2020 architecture graduate, as well as with film and interactive visual media.” 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.
Cal Poly Arab Music Ensemble and Zaryab Ensemble to Perform Concert on June 4
The Arab Music Ensemble will be joined by the Zaryab Ensemble for its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4, in Spanos Theatre. The Zaryab Ensemble will begin the program with Iranian and Tajik music under the artistic direction of Neema Hekmat. The group includes internationally acclaimed Nasser Sabouri on vocals, Nariman Assadi on tombak and daff, Azadeh Nemat-Gorgani on piano, Maruf Noyoft on robab and vocals, and Hekmat on santur. The combined groups will perform selections that have gained widespread popularity across Southwest Asia and North Africa. Acclaimed guest percussionist Faisal Zedan will return to lead the Arab Music Ensemble’s percussion section on riqq, darabukka and daff. An Arab Music Ensemble chamber ensemble will begin the second half with a performance of two popular Sephardic songs which will flow into a musical suite by the orchestra and choir. The concert will conclude with both ensembles performing classic selections of Iranian and Arab music together. Music Professor Ken Habib will direct the event, and Jenna Mitchell directs the Arab Music Ensemble dance troupe. 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.
Donizetti’s ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ to Screen June 4 at the PAC
Met Opera’s performance of “Lucia di Lammermoor” will screen at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 4, in Miossi Hall. The screening is presented by Cal Poly Arts and OperaSLO. In recent seasons, soprano Nadine Sierra has brought down the house at the Met with virtuosic vocalism and captivating stage presence as Gilda in “Rigoletto,” Susanna in “Le Nozze di Figaro,” and Ilia in “Idomeneo.” Now, she takes on one of the repertory’s most formidable and storied roles, the haunted heroine of “Lucia di Lammermoor,” in an electrifying new staging by in-demand Australian theater and film director Simon Stone, conducted by Riccardo Frizza. Show-stopping tenor Javier Camarena adds to the bel canto fireworks as Lucia’s beloved, Edgardo, with baritone Artur Ruciński as her overbearing brother, Enrico, and bass Matthew Rose as her tutor, Raimondo. Tickets can be purchased at the Cal Poly Ticket Office, by calling ext. 6-4849 or online.
Cal Poly Symphony and Choirs to Perform Groundbreaking Works from Early 20th Century on June 5
Cal Poly’s Symphony and Choirs will perform Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Dona Nobis Pacem” and William Grant Still’s “Afro-American Symphony” at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 5, in the Performing Arts Center. Both momentous works were composed in the 1930s and addressed issues of that time that are equally relevant today. The groups will be joined by guest soloists Amy Goymerac, soprano; and John Buffett, baritone. A choir will open the concert with Paul Hindemith’s celebrated “Six Chansons.” The symphony will then perform Grant Still's “Afro-American Symphony,” a celebration of Black culture and the blues that rose from the Harlem Renaissance. After intermission, the symphony will perform Ukrainian composer Myroslav Skoryk’s “Melody,” and the combined choirs and symphony will perform Williams’ “Dona Nobis Pacem” (“Give Us Peace”). Written at the dawn of World War II, the text of the work is primarily derived from Walt Whitman’s poetry. There will be a post-concert reception in the lobby for Music Department retirees India D'Avignon and Craig H. Russell. 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 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 includes 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. Cal Poly’s home schedules for all spring sports have concluded. Fall sports events will be added to the schedule below in the summer editions of Cal Poly Report. 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 can be purchased at the Cal Poly Ticket office, located at the Performing Arts Center, and online.
Upcoming Events @ Home
Sunday, Aug. 21
Women's Soccer vs. Iowa, Spanos Stadium, 10:30 a.m.
Monday, Sept. 5
Men's Soccer vs. Houston Baptist, Spanos Stadium, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 10
Football vs. U. San Diego, Spanos Stadium, 5 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 23
Women's Volleyball vs. Long Beach State, Mott Athletics Center, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 24
Women's Volleyball vs. Cal State Fullerton, Mott Athletics Center, 7 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.
#512150 — Emergency Hire Facilities Worker I — Carpenter Shop (Facilities Worker I) — Administration and Finance — Facilities Management Carpenter Shop. $4,408-$5,544 monthly. Anticipated hiring range: $25.43-$28 per hour. Open until filled.
#513832 — Semester Conversion Project Manager (Administrator II) — Academic Affairs — Provost. Salary commensurate with the background and experience of the individual selected. Open until filled.
#514107 — Emergency Hire Administrator I — International Center (Administrator I) – Academic Affairs — Provost — Cal Poly International Center. Salary commensurate with the background and experience of the individual selected. Open until filled.
#514144 — Communications Specialist (Public Affairs/Communications Specialist II) – Academic Affairs — College of Engineering Advancement. $42,180-$76,296 annually. Anticipated hiring range: $54,000-$66,000 annually. Open until filled.
#514148 — Advancement Coordinator — College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (Administrative Support Coordinator II) — Academic Affairs — College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. $36,768-$61,776 annually. Anticipated hiring range: $43,200-$56,400 annually. Open until filled.
#514149 — Health Communications Specialist (Health Educator) — Student Affairs — Campus Health and Wellbeing — Health Education. $4,060-$7,836 per month. Anticipated hiring range: $4,060-$6,494 per month. Open until filled.
#514159 — Administrative Support Coordinator II — Civil and Environmental Engineering (Administrative Support Coordinator II) — Academic Affairs — Civil and Environmental Engineering. $41,280-$67,668 annually. Anticipated hiring range: $43,200-$56,400 annually. Open until filled.
#514234 — Emergency Hire Administrative Support Coordinator I (Part-Time Telecommute) — Civil Rights and Compliance Office — University Personnel — Civil Rights and Compliance. $18.90-$29.70 per hour. Anticipated hiring range: $18.90-$20.79. Open until filled.
#514236 — Special Advisor to Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives (Administrator I) — Administration and Finance — Facilities Management. Salary commensurate with the background and experience of the individual selected. Open until filled.
#514304 — Administrative Support Assistant — Kinesiology and Public Health (Administrative Support Assistant II) — Academic Affairs — College of Science and Mathematics – Kinesiology and Public Health. $37,440-$55,104 annually. Anticipated hiring range: $37,440-$55,104 annually. Open until filled.
#514384 — Customer Service Coordinator (Administrative Support Coordinator I) — Administration and Finance — Facilities Management. $39,312-$61,776 annually. Anticipated hiring range: $39,312-$48,000 annually. Open until filled.
#514340 — Coordinator, Center for Leadership (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.
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].
Coordinator II — Accounting (Business Services), $74,821 annually with excellent benefits. Position open until filled.
Accounting Technician I (Business Services), $19.32 an hour with excellent benefits. Position open until filled.
Building Services Worker (Recreational Sports), $17.53 an hour with excellent benefits. Position open until filled.
Food Program Supervisor (Children’s Center), $20.22 an 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.