Día de los Muertos Returns to UU Plaza Nov. 1
The Latinx/e Center for Academic Success and Achievement, or La CASA, will host a Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, celebration at the UU Plaza on Wednesday, Nov. 1. The holiday is observed by Mexican communities to honor the memories of loved ones. Traditional celebrations include the construction of altars called ofrendas, where families leave marigolds and favorite foods for the departed; share memories and visit graves of loved ones; and give gifts, including the iconic decorated sugar skulls. La CASA’s event will transform the plaza into a meticulously crafted ofrenda by students as well as the broader campus community. Organizers promise it will be more than “just an event; it’s a communal gathering where we come together to celebrate life, remember those no longer with us and cherish the traditions that bind us,” La CASA announced. Events include:
- Cafecito con Pan Dulce, 9 a.m. to noon, Science Building (No. 52), Room E-22. Attendees can decorate sugar skulls.
- A film and discussion, 3-6 p.m., Science Building (No. 52), Room E-22. A presentation of the history and importance of Dia de los Muertos will follow the film screening.
- Building the ofrenda, 6:30 p.m., UU Plaza. The UU Plaza will come alive at 7 p.m. with battery-powered tea lights. The marigold petals will guide home spirits while the candles flicker in remembrance.
Intertidal Literary and Arts Journal Accepting Submissions; Will Host Information Booth Nov. 9
The student literary and arts journal Intertidal is seeking submissions for its second annual edition. Visit an informational booth on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dexter Lawn to meet the editorial team and learn more about submitting an entry. Intertidal is a product of English students in Assistant Professor of English Shanae Martinez's editing and publishing senior project course sequence. The word intertidal refers to the area between land and sea, where biodiversity flourishes. In the same spirit, the journal offers a diverse range of written and printed art created by an interdisciplinary blend of students, staff and faculty from the six colleges across campus. Submit work — short fiction, poetry, screenplays, photography, visual art and more — by Friday, Dec. 8. Questions? Email email@example.com. Follow Intertidal on Instagram
Artificial Intelligence 'Buffet’ Workshops to be Offered in November
Curious about artificial intelligence but not sure where to start? The Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology is offering two opportunities to join a two-week, self-paced workshop that introduces the history of AI (including generative AI, which can generate a variety of media and is in the news right now); examines a smattering of technologies; looks at ethical considerations; and explores interesting applications to see what AI is — and is not — capable of. Workshops will be offered Nov. 6-17 and Nov. 27 to Dec. 8. The workshop is a “buffet,” allowing participants to put as much or as little on their plate as desired. There will be one optional Zoom discussion per workshop to share insights and questions with others on a journey to better understand AI. These Zoom meetings will take place Wednesday of the second week of each workshop from 11:10 a.m. to noon.
Third Annual International Student Inclusivity Virtual Workshop is Nov. 15
The International Center will host its Third annual International Student Inclusivity Workshop from 2:10 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15. The virtual Zoom event is being held in collaboration with Dr. Sonia Ramrakhiani (School of Education, BCSM), Dr. Yiwen Chiu (Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences, CAFES) and Dr. Kellie Green Hall (Kinesiology Department, BCSM). The goal is to spotlight the experiences of international students on campus and in the greater San Luis Obispo community. The session aims to bring together faculty and staff interested in enhancing inclusive and equitable practices to bolster international students’ success. Working with qualitative and quantitative data from international student surveys and focus groups last spring, attendees will discuss ways to increase academic support and foster students' sense of belonging. A range of topics will be discussed including cultural adjustment to empowering student success on campus and off.
Mustang Men and Women Again Capture Big West Conference Cross Country Titles
The cross country program brought out the brooms for the second straight year, sweeping the men's and women's team titles at the Big West Championships on Oct. 27 at Blacklake Golf Resort in Nipomo. It marks the seventh time in program history that the Mustangs have swept the team titles and the second since 2012-13 that they've done it in consecutive years. The men throttled the competition en route to their 19th conference title, edging runner-up UC Santa Barbara by 60 points — the second largest margin in Big West Championship history. Graduate student Davis Bove led the way, cruising to the individual title with an 8K time of 23:37.4 — just 10 seconds off the Big West meet record. (Mustang Jake Ritter broke that in 2022 at UC Riverside.) The Cal Poly women were just as impressive, running an exceptional final kilometer to overtake UC Davis and claim a ninth Big West title and third in five meets. Trailing the Aggies by 12 points entering the last half-mile of the 6K race, juniors Hana Catsimanes and Carissa Buchholz each moved up multiple spots to help the Mustangs soar past UC Davis and repeat as conference champs for the fourth time in program history. Hosting the Big West finals for the first time in a decade and the sixth time overall, Cal Poly made sure to put on a show for the hometown crowd.
Faculty and Staff
Trauma Healing for Educators of Color Workshop 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.
CAFES Dean 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 with a short video.
Retired Faculty and Staff Association Lunch is Nov. 7; RSVP by Thursday, 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.
Financial Aid Hosts Virtual FAFSA/CADAA Simplification Info Sessions in November
Staff who work directly with students, or who have an interest in the upcoming changes to the financial aid application process, are urged to register and attend an upcoming FAFSA/CADAA (California Dream Act Application) simplification information session. The most significant changes to the applications in over 40 years are coming during the 2024-25 application cycle. The Financial Aid and Scholarship office is hosting virtual information sessions regarding the updates to the FAFSA and the California Dream Act applications. These sessions will provide insight into major application changes, updated terminology and anticipated impact to students and programs. Sessions will be held on the following dates/times. Register for one today!
- Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 2:10 p.m.
- Thursday, Nov. 16, at 11:10 a.m.
- Friday, Dec. 8, at 9:10 a.m.
Counseling Services to Host Virtual Mental Health Awareness Session for Employees Nov. 3
Counseling Services at Campus Health and Wellbeing will host the virtual session “See Something, Say Something, Do Something” as part of Cal Poly’s annual Buck the Stigma mental health awareness campaign. Join Counseling Services via Zoom Friday, Nov. 3, from 10:10-11 a.m. (meeting ID: 830 456 0985). This faculty- and staff-specific session gives an overview of how to support students experiencing a mental health concern or crisis. Shala Cole, Psy.D., CGP (certified group psychotherapist), will discuss which signs to pay attention to, how to talk to a student about your concerns for them and which on-campus resources to connect with. Questions? Contact Alexis Becerra at email@example.com.
If Your Student Dependent is Considering Poly, Complete the Faculty/Staff Dependent Form
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.
Building Toward Equity: Racial Equity Workshops Set Nov. 1 and 17
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.
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 6-7781 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 6-5265 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 6-5556 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 6-7781 or email@example.com to request a donation form.
Vaccine Clinic Returns Nov. 3 in Rec Center
Rite Aid pharmacy will host a daylong clinic Friday, Nov. 3, with COVID-19 and flu vaccines, as well as additional vaccination offerings. It will be in the ASI Recreation Center (No. 43), Room 107, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is 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. The clinic is the last one scheduled for the fall quarter.
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.
Pick Up 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 til Nov. 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 concludes Thursday, Nov. 30. Interested in participating? Email Camille Paradis or Trista Wang.
Sex Ed Canvas Course is Available Online
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.
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 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 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.
Real Time Occupancy 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.
‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ Opens 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 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 Comes to 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 Campus 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.
Renowned Author David Sedaris to Speak at PAC Nov. 16
Cal Poly Arts presents the return of David Sedaris on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Harold Miossi Hall. Known as one of America’s preeminent humor writers, whose voice on NPR helped jump-start his career, the great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. The best-selling author has penned “Calypso” (named by the Washington Post as Best Book of the Year), “Barrel Fever,” “Holidays on Ice,” “Naked,” “Me Talk Pretty One Day,” “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim,” “When You Are Engulfed in Flames” and “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls.” This event has a 20% staff and faculty discount available.
Fall Jazz Concert Set for Nov. 17 at Spanos Theatre
The students of Cal Poly’s jazz groups will open their season with the Fall Jazz Concert Friday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Spanos Theatre. The Vocal Jazz Ensemble, directed by Inga Swearingen, will sing a variety of a cappella tunes, plus arrangements with piano and bass accompaniment. The group will perform Kerry Marsh’s up-tempo samba arrangement of Jule Styne’s standard “Time After Time”; “It Had To Be You/You Made Me Love You,” set by brothers Adam and Matt Podd; and an arrangement of J. Fred Coots’ “For All We Know” by Peter Eldridge and Darmon Meader. The jazz combos, led by Dylan Johnson, will perform jazz classics as well as more current repertory. The University Jazz Band, directed by Dave Becker, will close the program with classic big band arrangements by Sammy Nestico, Frank Foster and Bill Holman, as well as new young award-winning composers. More information is on the Music Department’s calendar website. Tickets are sold at the Cal Poly Ticket Office, ext. 6-4849.
SLO Master Chorale to Perform Works by Mozart and Arvo Pärt Nov. 19
SLO Master Chorale presents “Chants Encounter” on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 3 p.m. in Harold Miossi Hall. “Chants Encounter” begins with a performance of Te Deum by the contemporary composer Arvo Pärt. One of today’s most frequently performed living composers, the Estonian octogenarian forged his own personal style that evolved into compositions deeply influenced by medieval chant. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s 1791 concert aria, “Per questa bella mano,” for baritone and with contrabass obbligato, concludes the first half of the concert. The second half features Mozart’s Mass in C minor, one of his greatest wor
‘Whose Live Anyway?’ Comes to PAC Nov. 21
Martin Media presents Whose Live Anyway? on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Harold Miossi Hall. Four masterful improv artists take the audience on the high-wire act of comedic acrobatics. The rapid-fire wit and nonstop jokes will have audience members’ sides splitting and begging for mercy … while also begging for more. The PAC will welcome Ryan Stiles and Greg Proops, both seen on ABC’s “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” as well as Jeff B. Davis and Joel Murray.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Tuesday, Oct. 31
Volleyball vs. UC Santa Barbara, 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 2
Women’s basketball vs. Simpson, Mott Athletics Center, 11 a.m.
Women’s soccer, Big West Championship semifinals, Mustang Memorial Field, 4/7 p.m.
Men’s basketball vs. Cal State LA, Mott Athletics Center, 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 3
Wrestling vs. Duke and Rutgers, Mott Athletics Center, 6/7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 5
Women’s soccer, Big West Championship final, Mustang Memorial Field, 1 p.m.
For all available job openings, visit jobs.calpoly.edu. All new positions opened this week are listed below. To apply, go online and complete the application form. Current employees can also find job postings at CSU Careers, an internal job site for CSU employees. For assistance, call Human Resources at ext. 6-2236.
#533347 – Library Circulation and Access Specialist (Library Services Specialist III) – Academic Affairs – Library. $45,300-$83,520 annually. Anticipated hiring range: $48,800-$55,000 per year. Open until filled.
#533152 – Special Advisor to Vice President for Strategic Initiatives (Administrator I) – Administration and Finance – Facilities Management and Development. Anticipated hiring range: $85,000-$110,000 per year. Open until filled.
#532507 – Quarter to Semester Technical Project Manager (Administrator I) – Information Services – Information Technology Services. Anticipated hiring range: $100,000-$120,000 per year. Open until filled.
#531993 – Lead Building Service Engineer – Administration and Finance – Facilities Management and Development. $77,568-$98,352 per year. Anticipated hiring range: $77,568- $$95,484 per year. Open until filled.
#533091 – Retention Specialist (Student Services Professional III) – Academic Affairs – University Advising. $60,300-$85,908 per year. Anticipated hiring range: $60,300-$70,704 per year. Open until filled.
#533378 – Emergency Hire Drafting Technician II – Facilities Planning – Administration and Finance – Facilities Management and Development. $23.13-$41.85 per hour. Anticipated hiring range: $23.13-$25.45 per hour. Open until filled.
#533336 – Emergency Hire Equipment Technician I, Electro-Mechanical – Academic Affairs – College of Liberal Arts. $21.10-$38.19 per hour. Anticipated hiring range: $21.10-$23.21 per hour. Open until filled.
#533173 – Parking Community Service Specialist (Community Service Specialist I) – Administration and Finance – Public Safety. $40,056-$57,792 per year. Anticipated hiring range: $40,056-$52,000 per year. Open until filled.
#533113 – Assistant to the Dean – Extended Education (Administrative Analyst/Specialist – Exempt I) – Academic Affairs – Extended Education. $50,040-$90,540 per year. Anticipated hiring range: $67,000-$83,000 per year. Open until filled.
#531788 – Vice President for University Development and Alumni Engagement / CEO Cal Poly Foundation (Administrator IV) – University Development and Alumni Engagement. Anticipated hiring range: $320,000-$370,000 per year. Open until filled.
Internal Postings – To find internally posted positions start from your Cal Poly Portal. Click “Cal Poly Jobs” on the left hand menu. On the next page click “Apply.” There you will see all internally and externally posted positions.
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 email@example.com.
#532740 – Assistant Professor of Music – Specialization in Jazz – CLA-Music.
#532634 – Assistant Professor in Graphic Communication – UI and UX – CLA-Graphic Communication.
#533269 – Tenure Track Position – Mathematics Education – BCSM-Mathematics.
#532818 – Full-Time Lecturer AY – Technical Production and Technical Direction – CLA-Theatre and Dance.
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.
Research Assistant – Kinesiology and Public Health – $19.13- $28 per hour.
Behavioral Health Counselor – Kinesiology and Public Health – $22.10-$29 per hour.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are no new job listings this week.
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. Cal Poly Report appears weekly, every Wednesday.