Samoan American Poet to Speak on Campus Oct. 26
William Nu’utupu Giles (they/he), an afakasi Samoan poet from Honolulu, will give an hourlong presentation at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Advanced Technology Laboratories Building (No. 7). (Afakasi is a Samoan term for the island’s part-European population; the term does not necessarily carry the same negative baggage as the English translation of “half-caste.”) The poet is the Ethnic Studies Department-sponsored fall speaker, whose presentation will include a talk/slam poetry performance. Giles is an International Poetry Slam champion and a Kundiman fellow. Kundiman is a national organization that nurtures writers and readers of Asian American literature. Giles’ poems explore mental health issues emerging from modern colonization, the diaspora and the waters that connect people. His work has been featured by HBO, the National Parks Service and NBC News. Giles is busy organizing poetry spaces with Youth Speaks Hawai’i, a creative organization that serves youth and uses spoken word poetry to teach empowerment through storytelling. Questions? Email Ryan Buyco at email@example.com.
Journalism Department to Host Festival of Journalism Oct. 26-27
Tickets are available for the Journalism Department’s Festival of Journalism, set for Oct. 26-27, at venues throughout San Luis Obispo. It will feature a documentary screening and reception, the Jim Hayes Symposium, and a partnership with the nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization CalMatters. Admission to the CalMatters event and Jim Hayes Symposium are free and open to the public. The festival will kick off Thursday, Oct. 26 at the Palm Theatre, in downtown San Luis Obispo, with a screening of “Breaking the News” — a documentary about the honest discussions at The 19th, a nonprofit digital news startup that reports on gender, politics and policy. It will be followed by a reception and film discussion about the. On Friday, Oct. 27, CalMatters journalists will sit down with local thought leaders at the Advanced Technology Laboratories building (No. 7) to discuss how San Luis Obispo can tackle the dual housing crises of a being a high-cost city and a California college town. Following the panel, former ABC News correspondent and Cal Poly alumnus David Kerley (Journalism, ’79) will moderate the Jim Hayes Symposium, a discussion on trust in news — how to establish it, contributing factors, how well media organizations are doing, and the impacts on democracy. Events will conclude that evening with the Mustang Media Hall of Fame Gala and dinner, honoring individuals who have made significant contributions to the department’s student media organizations. Register for events and learn more about the festival at https://bit.ly/3RV9r5i.
Cal Poly Pier Open House Returns Oct. 28
The Cal Poly Pier Open House will take place Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Avila Beach. Attendees can view tiny marine species through microscopes and learn about ocean phenomena. Interactive displays will offer insights into local marine environments and scientific studies conducted by researchers and students. Professors and students will be on hand to answer questions. The pier is just over a half-mile long. The event is a walking tour on a pier with steel grating — closed-toe walking shoes are required (safety rules prohibit flip-flops or heels). Pets must be left at home. All visitors will be required to sign a safety waiver prior to entering the pier. Attendees may take the tour at their own pace, and they are encouraged to bring cameras to take photos of seals, pelicans, sea creatures and the incredible coastal views.
Software Updates Enhance Cybersecurity at Work, Home
Week 4 of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month focuses on software updates. Keeping your device software up to date is an easy way to boost their security. Older versions of software may make these devices susceptible to vulnerabilities and cyberattacks. Cal Poly IT takes care to assist in patching work laptop and desktop computers. Here are a few tips to help keep devices at home up to date:
- Set up automatic updates: Set your devices to update automatically when new software is released.
- Select updates straight from the source: Download software from only verified sources, primarily official app stores.
- Don’t fall for phishing: Ignore any pop-up windows urging an update to your device.
- Make a habit of checking for updates: Often the device will notify you when a new update is available, but it’s important to take a few moments to double-check.
Since 2004, October has been designated Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a dedicated month for public and private sectors to work together to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity.
Pick Up Kennedy Library Materials at Convenient Lockers
Checking out books and other materials from the Kennedy Library is now more convenient with the Library Pickup Lockers located in Dexter Plaza (Bldg. 34). Students, faculty and staff can request materials in-person in the historic Crandall Gym (Bldg. 60), or online using OneSearch, for home delivery or locker pickup at their convenience. Users have seven days to retrieve items from the lockers. The lockers provide access to physical items (books, DVDs and other materials) from Kennedy Library’s collections, located in Crandall Gym and the Cal Poly Corporation Warehouse (No. 82), as well as books not owned by Cal Poly but available through OneSearch via InterLibrary Loan.
Get Paid to Take Library Usability Study Starting Oct. 30
Kennedy Library is conducting a usability study of its website and is seeking student and faculty respondents. The survey takes about 45 minutes and will include a short demographic questionnaire, four task-based scenarios and a short feedback questionnaire. Participation is very important and will help improve the library website for all users. You can make a difference while helping to improve user experiences. Those who complete the survey will receive a $5 Amazon gift card at the end of the session. The survey begins Monday, Oct. 30, and concludes Thursday, Nov. 30. Interested in participating? Email Camille Paradis or Trista Wang.
Sex Ed Canvas Course Now Live
Cal Poly students now have access to an anonymous, self-guided sex education canvas course. This course covers topics such as sexually transmitted infections, consent, anatomy, pleasure, pornography and violence prevention. Many of these essential health topics are not covered through high school sex education, leaving students less prepared for positive sexual health experiences in college. Student researchers offer an anonymous question feature in the course that allows students to get answers to specific questions. Instructors and staff are encouraged to promote this essential health education learning tool. Anyone can self-enroll in the course. Questions? Email the Sexual Health and Reproductive Health Lab or Joni Roberts, assistant professor in the Kinesiology and Public Health Department, who oversees the lab.
Retired Faculty and Staff Association Lunch is Nov. 7; RSVP by Nov. 2
The Cal Poly Retired Faculty and Staff Association will host its fall quarter luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, at the JUSTIN and J. Lohr Center for Wine and Viticulture (No. 157), (pictured) on Mount Bishop Road. The keynote speaker will be Director of Athletics Don Oberhelman, who will discuss the Mustangs’ very robust sports program and student-athletes, as well as plans for future growth and development of campus athletic facilities. Cost is $20 per guest, and lunch will feature a catered barbecue by the Cal Poly Agricultural Engineering Society Barbecue Team. RSVP by Thursday, Nov. 2. Questions? Email Gail Simmons at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAFES Dean Andrew Thulin Retirement Celebration is Nov. 3
The College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences is hosting an open house honoring Dean Andrew Thulin’s 25 years of service to Cal Poly on Friday, Nov. 3, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the JUSTIN and J. LOHR Center for Wine and Viticulture. Dean Thulin, an alumnus (seen pictured with students at the 2023 commencement in June), will retire from Cal Poly at the end of the year. He has led the college for the 10 years and also served as head of the Animal Science Department for 15 years during his tenure. He worked to ensure the college is continuously poised to prepare future generations of students in sustainable agriculture practices that will build long-term food safety and security, environmental sustainability and climate-smart agricultural systems. Share a special message with Dean Thulin by uploadoing a short video to https://bit.ly/andrewthulin
‘Obvious Child’: A Nov. 8 Film and Talk of What Abortion Used to Look Like in America
The Interdisciplinary Studies program in the Liberal Arts Department will present the rom-dramedy “Obvious Child” followed by a discussion with a visiting abortion scholar Kimberly Kelly at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the Palm Theatre in downtown San Luis Obispo. The event, at 817 Palm St., is free and open to the public. The 2014 film involves the subject of abortion after a 20-something comedienne’s (Jenny Slate) unplanned pregnancy forces her for the first time to confront the realities of independent womanhood. Kelly is director of Gender Studies and a sociology professor at Mississippi State University. She has studied abortion politics for two decades, with emphases on evangelical anti-abortion activism, including crisis pregnancy centers and “post-abortion syndrome” claims-making. Her current book project is an interview and ethnographic study of abortion politics in Mississippi encompassing anti-abortion activists, pro-abortion rights activists, reproductive freedom advocates and women seeking abortions at the Magnolia State’s lone abortion clinic. Kelly’s work can be found in academic journals such as Gender & Society, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, and Social Science & Medicine.
Sip, Sample and Study: Go Global at International Education Week, Nov. 13-17
The International Center will host International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. State Department and Department of Education, Nov. 13-17. This year’s events provide opportunities for students, faculty and university staff to come together to learn, share and experience global cultures and perspectives. Events include:
- International Student Inclusivity Workshop. A virtual workshop for faculty and staff to learn how to support international students.
- Virtual Open House: International Opportunities for Faculty and Staff. Join travel veterans (pictured from right) Dr. Gregory F. Domber, a history lecturer and Dr. Nishanta Rajakaruna, a biological sciences professor, as they share their recent experiences abroad. Learn about international opportunities for faculty and staff including: teaching abroad; developing a new study abroad program; applying for a fellowship or professional development seminar; group trips abroad; and more. Rajakaruna went to South Africa as part of his second Fulbright Scholar Award in 2022-23. His first Fulbright award was in 2016-17. Domber, a scholar of international history and U.S.-East European relations during the Cold War, spent 2022-23 as a Fulbright scholar in Poland.
- Sipping Coffee and Spilling Tea. A panel of international and domestic students share their perspectives on adapting to a new culture. Participate in the discussion while sampling specialty coffees and teas from around the globe!
- International-Themed Meals. Sample cuisines from around the world all week long, courtesy of Campus Dining.
- Info Sessions for Students. These include Study Abroad for transfer students; Study Abroad programs in Africa and Latin America; faculty-led programs; financial aid and scholarships options; the Fulbright U.S. Student Program; Internships Abroad opportunities; and others.
Students, Alumni Can Nominate Faculty for Distinguished Teaching Award til Nov. 24
The nomination period for the annual Distinguished Teaching Award has opened. The honor recognizes Cal Poly faculty who have demonstrated excellence in teaching. Only students and alumni may submit nominations, so faculty are encouraged to notify classes and direct them to the nomination form on the Distinguished Teaching Award webpage.Only full-time, tenured faculty members who are teaching during the current academic year and have not previously won the award are eligible. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Nov. 24. Questions? Email the Academic Senate office at email@example.com. Pictured: This year’s Distinguished Teaching Award recipients, recognized during the Fall Convocation in September are, from left, Scott Eagon, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, Emily Ryalls, interdisciplinary studies in Liberal Arts, and Eric Brussel, Mathematics Department.
Faculty and Staff
If Your Student Dependent is Considering Poly, Complete the Faculty/Staff Dependent Form by Jan. 15
Admissions will give additional consideration to a Cal Poly faculty/staff dependent if they are a spouse, child, or stepchild of a full-time faculty or staff member. If your dependent is currently applying, please complete the Faculty/Staff Dependent Inquiry Form (deadline is Jan. 15). Admission is not guaranteed, however, and applicants are encouraged to review the selection criteria for first-year or transfer students.
Trauma Healing for Educators of Color Workshop is Nov. 1.
As part of the Building Toward Equity Faculty Development Program, faculty of color at Cal Poly are invited to attend the “Trauma Healing for Educators of Color” workshop from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1. It aims to provide faculty participants with space to acknowledge, process and begin to heal from traumatic experiences, especially racism, discrimination and other negative experiences resulting from the oppression of marginalized and intersecting identities. Workshop activities include: an opportunity to discuss negative racialized academic experiences with similarly marginalized peers; and using evidence-based practices, such as writing letters, breathing exercises and affirmations developed to heal from those experiences and become more efficacious and self-assured.
Building Toward Equity: Racial Equity Workshops Set
The Office for University Diversity and Inclusion (OUDI) and the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology’s (CTLT) Faculty Associates for DEI in Teaching are offering a range of racial equity workshops as part of the Building Toward Equity faculty development program this academic year. The program scaffolds DEI learning to develop faculty awareness, knowledge and skills for issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion in teaching and learning.
- Trauma Healing for Educators of Color, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
- Community Cultural Wealth and Asset-Based Teaching (Part 1), Friday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m. to noon. Offered on Zoom; open to faculty and staff.
- Community Cultural Wealth and Asset-Based Teaching (Part 2), Friday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to noon.
Division of Research Announces Name Change
The Division of Research has changed its name from the Research, Economic Development and Graduate Education. With the return of Graduate Education to Academic Affairs, the division recognizes an exciting opportunity to re-focus on its core priorities of research, scholarly and creative activities within a teacher-scholar framework and is returning to a name that aligns with that focus. The Division of Research works to make research possible at Cal Poly through pre- and post-grant award administration, internal funding opportunities, research integrity and compliance practices, student research and tech transfer. During the 2022-23 academic year, in partnership with the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost, Cal Poly provided over $900,000 in internal funding for faculty-led projects through Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities (RSCA) Grants, Teacher Scholar Mini Grants and the Proposal Development Program. To join the research listserv and receive emails about events or funding opportunities, send an email with subject "sub researchlistserv" to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Safer Invites Faculty and Staff to Join Book Circle
Safer is committed to engaging every discipline on campus in the work of violence prevention and trauma-informed response and invites faculty and staff to its quarterly book circle featuring Peggy Orenstein’s award-winning, New York Times 2016 best-seller "Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape.” "Drawing on in-depth interviews with over 70 young women and a wide range of psychologists, academics and experts, renowned journalist Peggy Orenstein goes where most others fear to tread, pulling back the curtain on the hidden truths, hard lessons, and important possibilities of girls’ sex lives in the modern world," said HarperCollins Publishers. Facilitated by Gillian Cutshaw, Safer’s campus advocate, and Ila Moncrief, coordinator of the Gender Equity Center, the book circle meets virtually from 12:10 to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, Nov. 2, Nov. 9, and Nov. 26.
Volunteers Needed for Healthy Kids Lab Research Studies
The Healthy Kids Lab is seeking participants for two research studies on infant feeding and development. The studies are open to pregnant women and new mothers with infants under 6 months old. The iBaby Study is examining the relationship between technology use in families and infant development. Participants receive $460 if they complete this 18-month study. The Paced Bottle-Feeding Study aims to support families during breast- and bottle-feeding. Participants receive $140 if they complete this weeklong study. For more information, visit the Healthy Kids Lab website, call or text 805-242-6566 or email the team at email@example.com.
Professional Development Courses Available in October; Virtual Sessions are Live
Employee and Organization Development is offering October professional development courses through the Cross Campus Collaboration series. These live, virtual workshops are offered by Cal Poly and other CSU campuses. Each provides a unique opportunity for learning beyond campus borders in a convenient way for participants. Registration for the partial list of opportunities is on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Increase Productivity with MS OneNote, Wednesday, Oct. 25; 10-11 a.m.
- Decisions, Decisions! Creative Problem Solving and Decision-Making Techniques, Thursday, Oct. 26; 10 a.m.-noon.
- Designing Presentations for Results, Thursday, Oct. 26; 11 a.m.-noon.
Stress, Home-Life Balance and Strategies for Financial Success Workshops Offered
University Personnel – Employee Wellbeing has worked with Cal Poly’s employee assistance program, LifeMatters, to offer synchronous well-being workshops. These include:
- Living to Work or Working to Live: Finding Life Balance — What is life balance? Let go of the idea that there is a perfect balance between work and family. There are steps to take to bridge a gap between the two. Learn to identify values, review barriers to life balance, review goals setting and receive tips for life balance. Thursday, Oct. 26, at 2 p.m.
- Ten Steps to Financial Success — No matter how one defines financial success, the path to achieving it requires goal setting. This session includes 10 strategies for financial success including developing a spending plan, creating objectives and weighing insurance needs. Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m.
Email Lisa Gray for more information on wellbeing workshops.
Jaime Aranda-Zuniga, a custodian in custodial services for University Housing, has qualified for catastrophic leave. Those wishing to donate leave credits to help Aranda-Zuniga remain in full-pay status during an extended leave of absence can contact catastrophic leave coordinator Kaitlin Madsen at 805-756-7781 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request a donation form.
Valerie Monge, a physician assistance in CH&W Health Services, has qualified for catastrophic leave. Those wishing to donate leave credits to help Monge remain in full-pay status during an extended leave of absence can contact catastrophic leave coordinator Karen Woods at 805-756-5265 or email@example.com to request a donation form.
Alexandra Robin, an administrative analyst-specialist in Facilities Management Customer and Business Services, has qualified for catastrophic leave. Those wishing to donate leave credits to help Robin remain in full-pay status during an extended leave of absence can contact catastrophic leave coordinator Cassandra Loya at 805-756-5556 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request a donation form.
Erik Troxell, a custodian in custodial services for University Housing, has qualified for catastrophic leave. Those wishing to donate leave credits to help Troxell remain in full-pay status during an extended leave of absence can contact catastrophic leave coordinator Kaitlin Madsen at 805-756-7781 or email@example.com to request a donation form.
Know Before You Go: Real Time Occupancy Now Available for Campus Study Spaces
The Kennedy Library Transformation team has launched the Waitz mobile app to help increase access to campus study areas and make it easier to track availability of on-campus spaces during the library renovation. The Waitz app allows users to check real-time occupancy of the study spaces so students and others can save time and know before they go. The app launched with the C-7 and H-11 study structures, and Sierra Madre study spaces and will expand to other temporary study locations throughout the quarter. All data collected by the app is fully anonymized and complies with strict privacy regulations. Occuspace, the parent company of Waitz, adheres to industry-leading best practices to ensure the protection and confidentiality of all information gathered. Download Waitz for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
Apply for Change the World Challenge by Oct. 31; Top Prize is $20,000
Cal Poly students, who spent three quarters balancing technical concerns with social, cultural, economic, historical, political and environmental implications, received $35,000 in the 2022-23 Change the World Challenge. This year’s challenge is again seeking students to form interdisciplinary teams to collaboratively design technology-based approaches to society’s greatest challenges with faculty mentorship along the way. The Change the World Challenge is a systems-approach competition balancing technical concerns with social, cultural, economic, historical, political, ethical and environmental implications. There are three award opportunities, including a top award of $20,000; second- and third-place teams receive $10,000 and $5,000 respectively. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, Oct. 31. Earlier this year, the Garden Harp project that produced an environmentally-friendly planter to capture moisture from fog to water gardens won the challenge and $20,000. The team included (pictured from left) Sam Hudson, mechanical engineering, Amelia Stonkus, biological sciences, environmental earth and soil sciences, Liam Drew, mechanical engineering, and Luke Bowen, environmental management and protection.
Take a Free Oct. 27 Hip-Hop Master Class with Larry Southall
The Theatre and Dance Department will host a free hip-hop master class featuring Larry Southall from 2:10-4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27, in the Performing Arts Center Pavilion. This class is open to the public. Southall is a native of the Bronx, New York, and began working with hip-hop dance forms in the early 1980s. He teaches hip-hop at the University of Colorado Boulder, the Longmont Dance Theatre and Cleo Parker Robinson Dance School, both in Colorado. For more information visit the department website or contact Diana Stanton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
State of the Art Off-Campus Workspace Coming
Cal Poly Corporation recently purchased an off-campus building in San Luis Obispo to enable the campus community to expand over the next decade in alignment with the 2035 Master Plan. To help with programming for the two-story building, the corporation has partnered with Gensler, a global architecture, design and planning firm. 4800 Morabito Place — the former Rosetta Marketing Group building — offers 46,000 square feet of workspace over two stories as well as a 3,800-square-foot video production studio that features a two-story green screen. A working group has been formed to create a plan and pathway forward for the structure to ensure that a thoughtful approach is taken, and all options are considered. Results of a 14-week study will be announced soon. The project is expected to be completed in early 2024.
Cal Poly Corporation Leaders to Meet Oct. 26
The quarterly meeting of the Cal Poly Corporation Board of Directors is set for 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 in Room 350, on the third floor, of the Vista Grande Dining Complex. Written public comments for this meeting must be submitted by Tuesday, Oct. 24, via email to email@example.com. Anyone desiring to speak on a board item needs to complete and submit a Board Appearance Request to Holly Clark at least 24 hours prior to the start of the meeting. A speaker will be limited to three minutes. The meeting will be held in person; the Zoom session is for public viewing only. Access the Zoom meeting at calpoly.zoom.us/j/89448267776. If the audience exceeds the venue capacity, attendees will be directed to another room to view the meeting. The public comment period will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. Speakers should arrive at 8:15 a.m. Additional information will be posted on the Cal Poly Corporation website along with the agenda five days before the meeting. Questions? Call Holly Clark at 805-756-1131.
Baker Forum to Showcase 2023 Honored Alumni on Oct. 27
The biennial Baker Forum, set for noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, will showcase this year’s Honored Alumni Award honorees, many who attended Cal Poly during President Emeritus Warren J. Baker’s tenure. The event will be held at the Performing Arts Center with a reception to follow immediately after. Hosted by President Armstrong, the discussion will be moderated by Genesis Glover, a third-year biology student and Frost Scholar from the Bailey College of Science and Mathematics, and will highlight the impact of Learn by Doing on the six honorees' careers as well as advice they have for students and alumni today. Cal Poly students, faculty, staff, alumni, supporters, and community members are all invited to this special celebration that also honors the legacy of President Emeritus Baker, who led the university from 1979 to 2010.
Rite Aid Vaccine Clinic Returns Oct. 27 in Rec Center
Rite Aid pharmacy returns to campus and will host multiple daylong clinics in October and November with COVID-19 and flu vaccines, as well as additional vaccination offerings. Clinics are scheduled: Friday, Oct. 27; and Friday, Nov. 3. All will be in the ASI Recreation Center (No. 43), Room 107, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Clinics are open to students, employees and community members. Most insurances are accepted, and cash payment is also available. Vaccine Consent Forms are available to download in English and Spanish. Forms will also be available at the clinics. For additional information and the full list of available vaccinations, at Campus Health and Wellbeing Vaccinations.
Vitalant Blood Mobile Returns to Dexter Lawn Nov. 7
Be a hero and save up to three lives in just an hour. Join a campus blood drive Tuesday, Nov. 7, hosted by University Personnel, Orfalea College of Business and Campus Health and Wellbeing on Tuesday, Nov. 7. A Vitalant bus will be parked on the concrete walkway on Dexter Lawn, near the Dexter Building (No. 34). Appointments are available from 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Scheduled donations are prioritized over walk-ups. Donors are encouraged to hydrate well and eat a hearty meal before donating. Questions? Contact Lisa Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
$66,000 Available for Student Research Through Baker/Koob; Apply by Nov. 8
Proposals are being accepted for the Baker/Koob Endowments, which support hands-on, project-based learning opportunities for individual students and groups on campus. This year, approximately $66,000 is available with anticipated funding for 20 projects. All Cal Poly students are invited to apply for funding, which may be used for student support, student and faculty travel, student and faculty expenses associated with participation in student research, group projects, conferences, competitions, and equipment and materials related to student research. The deadline for completed proposals, including a letter of support from a faculty advisor, are due electronically to email@example.com by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Improve the Kennedy Library Website by Completing the Top Tasks Survey by Nov. 13
Kennedy Library is assessing and improving its website to ensure it supports the community’s needs. The library has developed a survey to help design a better website, creating a more satisfying experience for users. Participants will help identify “top tasks” by selecting the main activities they wish to accomplish when visiting the library website. Participation is expected to take between 10-15 minutes and the survey runs through Monday, Nov. 13. Survey participants may enter their Cal Poly email address to enter a prize drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card. Entries close at 11:45 p.m. on Nov. 13. One person will be randomly drawn on Nov. 17, and will be notified on that day.
'Phantom of the Organ’ Halloween Concert Comes to PAC Oct. 26
Cal Poly Arts presents “Phantom of the Organ” with Raúl Prieto Ramírez as part of the Forbes Organ Series, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Harold Miossi Hall. Experience the electrifying talent of Ramírez, an iconoclastic Spanish organist renowned for his sizzling, transcendent performances. Join him for a haunting Halloween concert featuring “Phantom of the Opera” arias alongside Ukrainian soprano Anna Belaya and Venezuelan-American tenor Bernardo Bermudez and be captivated by the organ’s mesmerizing, spooky side. According to Washington Blade, “Raul Prieto Ramirez is a colossally talented organist. His fearless playing and at-times brazen registrations gave his eclectic program a nervy, exciting flair so often lacking in classical recitals. He’s the whole package.” A 20% staff and faculty discount is available for this show.
Fall Production of ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ to Open Nov. 2
The Theatre and Dance Department presents “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” Nov. 2–11 in the Spanos Theatre. An incessantly ringing cell phone, a dead man in a café and the last bowl of lobster bisque send a strange and lonely woman on a surreal journey. Sarah Ruhl’s award-winning comedy investigates isolation and confabulation as the protagonist’s inner compulsions lead her toward love, connection and a dangerous new profession in a technology-dependent society. Tickets are $15 for students, faculty and staff, and $25 for general admission. Performances begins at 8 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Nov. 5. For more information visit the Theatre and Dance Department website.
SLO Symphony to Perform as Part of California Festival at PAC Nov. 4
SLO Symphony will present California Festival on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Harold Miossi Hall. The symphony opens with the work “Kotuku” (a solitary white crane found in New Zealand) by Kiwi composer Christopher Blake in a West Coast premiere, which will include an appearance by Native American flutist and master artisan Tim Blueflint Ramel. Virtuoso bassist Xavier Foley will perform his own Soul Bass Concerto commissioned by the Atlanta Symphony in 2022, in another West Coast premiere. The symphony will also be debuting a new work by local composer-arranger Stefan Podell. The remaining works celebrate America’s rich tradition of music written for film, including works by John Williams, Aaron Copland and Ennio Morricone. The California Festival is a statewide music initiative from Nov. 3-19 showcasing the most compelling and forward-looking voices in performances of works written in the past five years.
Boston Brass to Perform for Cal Poly Bandfest on Nov. 9
Boston Brass will be the guest ensemble for the Bandfest concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Performing Arts Center. Bandfest is the one time each year when three Cal Poly Bands are featured on stage: Mustang Band, Wind Ensemble and Wind Orchestra. The world-famous Boston Brass will perform alongside the ensembles as well as treat the audience to its own set on the program. Works on the program include Brian Balmages’ “A House Divided,” inspired by Abraham Lincoln’s speeches on the floor of the House of Representatives; John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever”; and a jazz medley arranged by Music Department faculty member Dave Becker that will feature Boston Brass. The 220-member Mustang Band will conclude the concert with arrangements of popular music the group is performing at this fall’s football games. In recognition of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, the program will include selections honoring military veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Leading up to the concert, members of Boston Brass will give two free presentations: a brass master class on Tuesday, Nov. 7, and a lecture-demonstration on Nov. 9. Tickets are available at the Cal Poly Ticket Office, ext. 6-4849. More information is available on the Music Department’s calendar website.
Grand Kyiv Ballet Brings ‘Snow White’ to PAC Nov. 13
Artistic Space Productions presents Grand Kyiv Ballet’s production of “Snow White” on Monday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. in Harold Miossi Hall. Based on a fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm, the ballet of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs takes the vibrant style of a Disney animated movie and sets it to the musical motifs of Polish composer Bogdan Pavlovsky. An imaginative atmosphere is matched with bright costumes and scenery, while brilliant technical dance and comedic acting bring a heartfelt love story to life. Prime dancers from the National Opera and Ballet of Ukraine bring this enchanting tale to life on stage with unparalleled talent and skill. This performance of “Snow White and Seven Dwarfs” promises to be a magical experience for audiences of all ages. Don’t miss the chance to see these world-class dancers in action as they tell this beloved tale of jealousy, betrayal, seven quirky miners, one poisoned apple and a single princely kiss through the beauty and grace of ballet. Grand Kyiv Ballet is also proud to announce that all proceeds from this performance will support the renovation efforts of the esteemed Kiev State Choreographic College in Kiev since state funds for renovation have been paused due to the war.
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@example.com.
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 Cal Poly Now. Download the new Cal Poly Now app on your Apple or Android device to easily find events and activities, follow clubs and organizations, and network and grow connections across campus.
Upcoming Events @ Home
Thursday, Oct. 26
Women’s soccer vs. UC San Diego, Mustang Memorial Field, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 27
Men’s cross country at Big West (8K) Championships, Blacklake Golf Resort (Nipomo), 8:30 a.m.
Women’s cross country at Big West (6K) Championships, Blacklake Golf Resort (Nipomo), 9:15 a.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.
#532135 – Program Lead, 5G Innovation Lab (Information Technology Consultant II) – Information Services – Information Technology Services. $56,136-$138,564 per year. Anticipated hiring range: $97,584-$117,708 per year. Open until filled.
#532851 – Center for Leadership Coordinator – (Student Services Professional II) – Student Affairs – Leadership and Service. $55,320-$78,672 per year. Anticipated hiring range: $55,320-$60,420 per year. Open until filled.
#532404 – Educational Communications Specialist for Student Affairs (Public Affairs/Communications Specialist II) – Student Affairs – Divisional Operations. $45,132-$81,636 per year. Anticipated hiring range: $60,000-$70,000 per year. Open until filled.
#532852 – Fraternity and Sorority Leadership and Assessment Coordinator (Student Services Professional II) – Student Affairs – Leadership and Service. $55,320-$78,672 per year. Anticipated hiring range: $55,320-$60,420 per year. Open until filled.
#532752 – Multicultural Center Coordinator – Student Diversity and Belonging (Student Services Professional II) – Student Affairs – Student Affairs Diversity and Inclusion. $55,320-$78,672 per year. Anticipated hiring range: $55,320-$60,420 per year. Open until filled.
#532980 – Emergency Services Manager (Administrator I) – Administration and Finance – Public Safety. Anticipated hiring range: $83,000-$100,000 per year. Open through Nov. 2.
#532856 – Financial Aid Counselor (Student Services Professional II) – Strategic Enrollment Management – Financial Aid. $55,320-$76,380 per year. Anticipated hiring range: $55,320-$60,420 per year. Open until filled.
#532156 – Assistant Director of Personnel (Administrator I) – Academic Affairs. Anticipated hiring range: $100,000-$115,000 per year. Open until filled.
#532960 – Front of House Supervisor (Instructional Support Assistant II) – Administration and Finance – Performing Arts Center. $19.60-$30.77 per hour. Anticipated hiring range: $20-$23 per hour. Open until filled.
#533104 – Athletic Communications Coordinator (Pubic Affairs/Communications Specialist I) – Student Affairs – Intercollegiate Athletics. $40,056-$67,836 per year. Anticipated hiring range: $51,000-$55,000 per year. Open until filled.
#532553 – Associate Vice President for Human Resources (Administrator III) – University Personnel – Human Resources. Anticipated hiring range: $180,000-$215,000 per year. Open until filled.
#533056 – Emergency Hire – (Administrative Support Coordinator I) – Noyce School of Applied Computing – Academic Affairs – College of Engineering. $20.22-$31.78 per hour. Anticipated hiring range: $20.22-$22.24 per hour. Open until filled.
#533078 – Noyce Coordinator (Administrative Support Coordinator I) – Academic Affairs – College of Engineering. $42,060-$66,096 per year. Anticipated hiring range: $42,064-$51,360 per year. Open until filled.
Faculty Employment Opportunities
Candidates are asked to visit jobs.calpoly.edu to complete an application and apply for any of the positions shown below. Submit all requested application materials as attachments to your online application by the review begin date for full consideration. For assistance, email Academic Personnel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are no new job listings this week.
Part-Time Lecturer Pools – Pools are opening for 2023-24 academic year. Visit jobs.calpoly.edu and search department of interest.
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 job 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. Only new job listings are posted below. For a full list of available postings and to apply, visit the Work For ASI webpage. 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@example.com.
There are no new job listings this week.
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