Faculty Tenure and Promotion Awards Announced
President Jeffrey D. Armstrong and Provost and Executive Vice President Cynthia Jackson-Elmoore announced the promotion of 59 faculty members and the award of tenure to 43 faculty members effective in the 2023-24 academic year. The promotions include 23 to the academic rank of professor and 36 to the rank of associate professor or associate librarian. Armstrong and Jackson-Elmoore extend their congratulations and appreciation to the faculty receiving promotion sand/or tenure.
Cal Poly Honors 2023 Community Service Award Recipients
- Jude Diaz Carreño Weakley (Significant Contribution — Student).
- Elizabeth Wegley and Anthony Fernandez (Service Learning — Student Team).
- Courtney Kienow (Significant Contribution — Staff).
- Dr. Kimberli Andridge (Significant Contribution — Faculty).
- Hack4Impact (Significant Contribution — Student Organization).
- Katharina Lynch (AmeriCorps Member of the Year).
- Experience Industry Management Department and City of San Luis Obispo Parks and Recreation — Youth Services (Outstanding Campus — Community Collaboration).
- Sigma Kappa (Greek Community Contribution).
- Vitalant Blood Donation Services (Outstanding Community Partner).
Cal Poly Researchers: City of Morro Bay Will Play Crucial Role in California’s Transition to Green Energy
Faculty and Staff June 7 Appreciation Event to be Held at New Frost Research and Innovation Center
Spring Into the New Issue of Cal Poly Magazine
University Union Refresh Project Continues Through the Summer
Michael Köehn Outstanding Resident Advisor Scholarship Recipient Named
College of Engineering Graduates Win Big at CSU Startup Competition
Faculty and Staff
June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month
CTLT Offers Summer Workshops for Educators
The summer professional development offerings for campus educators (faculty and staff) from the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology is available to explore. Workshop titles include: Examining Whiteness, Writing in the Disciplines, Blended/hybrid Course Design and Assignment Design for Academic Integrity. There are also opportunities for academic writing support and on-demand resources for academic success. Additional workshops and events will be added soon.
Buy Summer Parking Permits Starting June 12
Employee summer parking permits go on sale Monday, June 12. Finding a parking permit option that best fits your commute is easy using your parking account. Daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual parking permits are available online for purchase any time of day at your union rate. Permits sold in parking lots at pay stations, parking meters or by ParkMobile do not offer staff rates. Summer quarter permits are valid June 19 to Sept. 11. Spring quarter parking permits will expire June 18. Purchase permits online and update your vehicle information using your parking account.
Sign Up to Support Mustang Move-in September
University Housing is seeking volunteer support to welcome more than 8,800 Mustangs to their campus homes in University Housing next fall. New first-year and transfer students move-in Thursday-Friday, Sept. 14-15. Continuing students move in Monday-Tuesday, Sept. 18-19. Volunteers greet student residents and their supporters, direct traffic, support check-in functions and collect green moving bins. Participants receive a $50 gift card to the University Store for each shift worked and a rewarding experience meeting and welcoming new students as they start their journey at Cal Poly. For more information, contact Michelle Castillo at [email protected] or ext. 6-1567.
Submit a Dear Mustang Graduate Letter to the Class of 2023
Faculty and staff are encouraged to showcase how Cal Poly Proud they are of spring 2023 graduates by writing a Dear Mustang Graduate letter. The Dear Mustang Graduate campaign offers a unique way to congratulate graduates, highlight their accomplishments, give thanks, share memories and offer words of wisdom. Through these letters, the Commencement Office hopes to surprise the Class of 2023 with personal notes from the people who supported them throughout their Cal Poly journey. For optimal impact, keep the letter a secret. Once submitted, the Commencement Office will begin preparations to deliver letters to graduates on your behalf. The deadline to submit Dear Mustang Graduate letters is June 9. Questions? Contact the Commencement Office at [email protected] or ext. 6-1600.
Volunteers Needed for CP Thrift Store June 12-22
Volunteers are needed June 12-22 to collect, sort and clean donations for two pop-up CP Thrift stores that will open to the Cal Poly community during Mustang Move-in in September. Items will be collected from University Housing residents as they move out of campus residences at the end of spring quarter. CP Thrift is a popular place for students, faculty and staff to shop for gently used household items and décor in exchange for a donation. Located near campus housing (exact locations to be announced), the shops are stocked with clean and ready-to-use items: dishes, cookware, utensils, mirrors, fans, shoe racks, picture frames, plants and more. By preventing the disposal of items used for just nine months, Cal Poly keeps more than 6,000 pounds of waste out of the local landfill every year. Proceeds support campus sustainability efforts. For more information, contact Suzanne Aguirre at [email protected] or ext. 6-9323.
Seats Available in Santa Maria/Arroyo Grande Vanpool
There are seats available on the Santa Maria/Arroyo Grande vanpool. This van runs Monday through Friday and accommodates a 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. work or school schedule. For specific information on the Santa Maria/Arroyo Grande vanpool, contact Sustainable Transportation Coordinator Colin Pollington at ext. 6-6680 or [email protected]. Transportation and Parking Services subsidizes employee vanpools to make them an extremely affordable option to commute to and from campus.
Spots Available for Summer Program at Cal Poly Preschool Learning Lab
The Preschool Learning Lab will offer a new summer program from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 26–Aug. 31, Monday through Friday. Faculty and staff will receive first priority and will be automatically enrolled into the regular fall 2023 academic year program if their children are continuing in preschool (i.e., not going to transitional kindergarten or kindergarten). To be eligible, children must be 3 years old by June 26 and fully potty-trained. A few spaces are still available. Fill out the application form or contact Director Patty Clarkson at [email protected] for tuition rates and more information.
Learning Café Offers Expanded Hours for Employee Use
The Learning Café, open to all faculty and staff to pursue learning opportunities, has expanded its hours to 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday by appointment. Located in Room 125 of the Administration Building (No. 1), the Learning Café is a quiet place to take advantage of online learning opportunities through the Cal Poly Learning Hub and LinkedIn Learning. The Learning Café serves as a personal study room with six individual computers available for online training as well as space for in-person activities. Staff and faculty can also create their own personal learning plan with the help of the Employee and Organization Development team. Watch a video to learn more about the space.
Faculty and staff are invited to celebrate the remarkable career and retirement of Dennis Elliot, executive director of energy and infrastructure planning on Wednesday, June 14. A dedicated member of the Cal Poly community for more than 40 years, Elliot has throughout his career demonstrated unwavering commitment to sustainability and leading the university toward a smaller environmental footprint, ultimately making a lasting impact on campus. Colleagues and friends are invited to join in sharing gratitude for his outstanding achievements and decades of service. This special occasion will be held at 3:30 in the JUSTIN and J. Lohr Center for Wine and Viticulture. Save the date and use the official RSVP form to confirm attendance by Thursday, June 8. For those unfamiliar with the JUSTIN and J. Lohr Center (No. 156), it is located on Mount Bishop Road, off Highland Drive.
Family Fun Days Return to the Recreation Center
Register for Youth Swim Lessons at Cal Poly Rec Center
New Temporary Study Locations Added During Kennedy Library Transformation Project
Cal Poly has added additional temporary locations for its library services and study spaces while the Kennedy Library building closes for a planned two-year transformation project. The building is scheduled to close for renovation in summer 2023, with the opening of the renovated building slated for fall 2025. While the library building is closed, the services and programs provided by the library will continue in other locations on campus. The temporary student study structures will have heating, electricity, charging stations, artificial grass carpeting, furniture and Wi-Fi.
Advancing Inclusive Mentoring Program to Launch in Summer
Faculty, staff, postdoc and graduate students who mentor students participating in research, scholarly and creative activities are invited to participate in a free training program this summer. The Advancing Inclusive Mentoring (AIM) Program is co-led by the Office of Student Research; the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT); the College of Engineering and College of Liberal Arts’ Summer Undergraduate Research/Creative Activity programs (SURPs); and the Empowering Autistic Scholars Program. Information on eligibility is provided on the RSVP form and in the CTLT Stipend Eligibility Policies document. A $300 stipend is available from the CTLT. The program runs in the first summer session, June 26-July 14, via a mix of asynchronous learning and Zoom-based discussions. (If not available during the first three weeks of the summer but interested in future offerings, RSVP to indicate interest). Contact [email protected] with any questions.
Career Services Unveils 2023-24 Career Fair Schedule
Career Services recently released its career fair schedule for the 2023-24 academic year. The lineup boasts eight in-person fairs and two virtual fairs, plus a new virtual graduate and professional school fair. The largest career fairs — the fall, winter and spring career fairs — attract representatives from up to 200 companies and organizations who visit campus to recruit students from all fields of study for internship, co-op and full-time positions. To ensure the best possible experience for students and employers, academic departments and student clubs are encouraged to avoid hosting career fairs and networking events on the same day as Career Services’ fairs. Contact [email protected] with career fair-specific questions.
Art and Design BFA Exhibition ‘Yours Truly’ Runs Through June 17
The ”Yours Truly” exhibit continues through Saturday, June 17, in the University Art Gallery in the Dexter Building (No. 34). Enjoy a curated showcase of artworks created by 31 student artists from the Art and Design Department’s graduating class. The show is a retrospective of the work of graduating seniors and represents a variety of mediums. Stop by to see the work of these talented young artists.
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.