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Cal Poly Report - April 4, 2012


Open House Set for April 12-14

The 19th annual edition of Cal Poly's Open House will take place the weekend of April 12-14. Open House gives admitted and current students, their supporters, alumni and the San Luis Obispo community the opportunity to visit and find out more about Cal Poly. The public is invited to the Green and Gold Rush at the Open House Campus Showcase on Saturday, April 14. The showcase will begin at 9 a.m. with the Poly Royal Parade, which starts at Grand Avenue and Perimeter Road. Opening ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. on Dexter Lawn, with a multitude of activities following. There will be a Kids’ Fair, the Cal Poly Tractor Pull, Cal Poly Rodeo, a Rose Float Demonstration, Electrical and Computer Showcase featuring Roborodentia, and a Design Village showcase. For music lovers, the Open House Concert and All-State Music Festival Concert will be open to the public. Future Mustang athletes will enjoy the Cal Poly Dressage and Equestrian Team Showcases. And there will be a variety of informational meetings and receptions. More than 200 student clubs and organizations will offer educational and informational booths from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. These booths will also be selling a variety of food and merchandise. The event is open to all visitors. Parking is free.
Find out more about Open House

Dean Phil Bailey Honored for Longtime Support of African-American Students

Phil Bailey, dean of Cal Poly’s College of Science and Mathematics, will receive an Ambassador of Goodwill award April 21 at the ninth annual African Goodwill Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. Bailey was nominated for the award by Cal Poly History Professor John Origi, a 2009 recipient of the same award from the African Focus organization. The nonprofit group sponsors the annual African Goodwill Awards “to recognize, appreciate and celebrate the goodwill and contributions made by individuals, churches, organizations and corporations in response to the humanitarian needs of African people around the world.” “I nominated Dean Bailey because of the selfless and unparalleled services he has rendered to black students at Cal Poly for nearly two decades,” said Origi, a native of Nigeria.
Watch the video prepared for the Goodwill Awards
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President’s Cabinet to Feature Open Session on Technology and Education April 27

The campus and community are invited to join Cal Poly President Jeffrey D. Armstrong and the President's Cabinet on Friday, April 27, for a dynamic open session and panel presentation on the role of technology in enhancing student retention and success. The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to noon in Spanos Theatre. The discussion of enhancing student learning through innovative technological practices and advancements in online resources will begin with a panel titled “External Academic Perspectives in Technology,” featuring two academic leaders who are using inventive practices to connect technology, students, and the corporate world: Dr. Tristan Denley and Dr. Harrison Keller. Denley serves as the provost and vice president for Academic and Student Affairs at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn. Keller is vice provost for Higher Education Policy and Research at the University of Texas at Austin and executive director of the Center for Teaching and Learning. The second part of the public meeting, Industry Perspectives in Technology, will feature selected President’s Cabinet members and corporate leaders in a panel focused on how technology has changed corporate education and training programs. The morning will conclude with the Technology Panel Discussion and Interaction with the Campus Community, which will include Cal Poly faculty, staff, and student perspectives. For more information, visit the President's Office online, or contact the office at ext. 6-6000 or

Bring the Kids and Cameras and Tour the Cal Poly Pier in Avila Beach April 21

The Cal Poly Pier in Avila Beach will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 21. The event is free, and the community is invited to come learn more about marine research going on there. Bring the kids and enjoy special touch tanks full of marine creatures. Learn more about Cal Poly professors and students and their ongoing research into Morro Bay’s ecosystem, sustaining local fisheries, and mapping ocean currents on the Central Coast.
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Faculty and Staff

Cal Poly Professor Appointed to National Institutes of Health Review Team

Cal Poly Kinesiology Professor Suzanne Phelan has been named a member of a national team of scientists charged with evaluating diabetes- or obesity-related grant proposals submitted to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH is the medical research agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Phelan was invited to serve on the Clinical and Integrative Diabetes and Obesity Study Section, an arm of the NIH’s Center for Scientific Review (CSR) in Bethesda, Md. Phelan will serve a four-year term starting in July. The team reviews grant applications submitted to the NIH and then makes funding recommendations to the advisory council or board overseeing that area of research.
Read more on Phelan's appointment

Student Success

Cal Poly Student Innovators' Video Wins Social Impact Award

Cal Poly Engineering’s “Earth2Block” video entry won the Greatest Social Impact Potential award at the Open Minds 2012 video competition. Hosted by the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) and Inventors Digest, the annual competition challenges student innovators to take their inventions one step closer to reality by communicating the importance of their ideas to the general public. The winners were announced March 22 at the NCIIA annual conference in San Francisco. Nick Kennedy and Gyan Sinha, graduate students in civil and environmental engineering, produced the video. The entry documented their use of interlocking compressed-earth concrete blocks to meet the need for earthquake-resistant, inexpensive housing in developing countries. Project advisors were civil engineering professors Dan Jansen and Bing Qu and Architectural Engineering Assistant Professor Peter Laursen.
More on the students' award

Campus Announcements

Direct Deposit for Corporation Payroll & Travel/Expense Checks Now Available

The Cal Poly Corporation now offers direct deposit of payroll checks and travel/expense reimbursement checks. All Corporation employees who do not submit paper time cards are eligible for the direct deposit of payroll checks. Access the Payroll Direct Deposit Enrollment Form online. All University and Corporation employees are eligible for travel/expense direct deposit reimbursement. Access the Travel/Expense Direct Deposit Enrollment Form online. All Corporation forms are also available at

Campus Dining Unveils New Sustainability Web Page and Programs

Campus Dining has updated its sustainability website with new programs and information, including the 2011 Sustainability Report Card for Cal Poly. Read about Campus Dining’s food and environmental programs, which includes fair trade coffee resources; B.Y.O.B. “Bring Your Own Bags” initiative; and a new egg source from NuCal Foods, an agricultural cooperative of sustainable farms based in northern California. Campus Dining has proudly supported Cal Poly products in a number of the operations and as a source of other local and regional products. Visit the Cal Poly Dining site to find more information.

Outstanding Student Employee Nominees to be Recognized April 12

The 36 nominees for Cal Poly's Outstanding Student Employee of the Year will be recognized at a reception set for 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 12, at the Albert B. Smith Alumni & Conference Center (Building 28). Cal Poly's 2011-12 Outstanding Student Employee of the Year will be announced during the reception, and president Jeffrey D. Armstrong will give remarks and congratulate each student nominee. Cal Poly student employees, supervisors and supporters of student employees are welcome to attend. Attendees will celebrate the important achievements, contributions and exceptional service student employees give to the university. Congratulations to this year's outstanding student employees.

Fulbright Faculty Workshop Planned for April 17 On Campus

Dr. Andrew Reiss, assistant director with the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) will offer a workshop on the Fulbright Program for Faculty and Professionals beginning at 1 p.m. April 17 in Room 114 of the Mathematics and Science Building (Building 38). Attendees can learn about teaching and research opportunities in more than 125 countries, get advice on selecting countries for applications and making contacts abroad and get tips on how to prepare a Fulbright application. Fulbright campus representatives and interested faculty are encouraged to attend. There is no charge, but space is limited. To reserve a seat, RSVP by April 13 to

El Corral Launches Renaming Contest; Winner to Receive a New Piaggio Typhoon Scooter

El Corral Bookstore invites students, staff and faculty to submit new name suggestions for the campus retail store. El Corral is looking to update its name to align with today’s comprehensive polytechnic university and better represent the wide variety of products offered. El Corral looks to preserve the “El Corral” name in the physical and online stores. Submit new name entries to by April 15. The winner will receive a 2012 Piaggio Typhoon scooter. Stop by El Corral Bookstore to see the Piaggio scooter in the window. For more information about the contest visit for contest rules, details, and more.

Nominations Sought for President’s Diversity Award

Nominations are sought for the President’s Diversity Award. The award is designed to celebrate campus units that have exhibited commitment to the value of cultural diversity. Provided that deserving entities are nominated in each category, the award is shared between a recognized student organization and another unit of the university or auxiliary, such as a department or program. Each winning unit receives a $1,000 augmentation to its budget for one year. Any faculty or staff member, student, or campus unit may nominate an eligible campus unit for this award. For more information or a nomination form, visit the Inclusive Excellence website. Deadline for receipt of nominations is Monday, April 16.

April 18 Wellness Seminar to Highlight Life Lists

What if you had to create a Life List for 2012, including areas of play, generosity, adventure and hope? Not a resolution of something to stop, but a list of things to try. To find out more, attend the April Wellness Seminar from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in PAC Classroom (Building 6, Room 124). The Wellness Seminar Series is sponsored by Human Resources’ Work Life Programs & Services and presented by Community Action EAP. For more information, go to the Work Life Programs & Services webpage.

Grants Development Office Announces Spring Workshops April 18 and May 23

The Grants Development Office announces spring workshops for faculty who would like assistance with research funding. Getting Started with Sponsored Projects is set for 2-4 p.m. April 18, and a workshop on Grant Budgeting is set for 2-4 p.m. May 23. Both workshops will take place in in Room 114 of the Mathematics and Science Building (Building 38). View this PDF file online for more details, or call the Grants Development Office with questions at ext. 6-2982.

LGBTQIA Faculty Staff Association Plans April 19 Celebration

All Cal Poly employees are invited to celebrate the newly formed Cal Poly Faculty-Staff Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer, Questioning, and Intersex Faculty and Staff and their allies from 4 to 6 p.m. April 19 in the Dexter Gallery. The LGBTQIA Faculty Staff Association will provide a safe and welcoming environment to empower, attract and retain LGBTQIA faculty and staff. It aims to foster an inclusive campus climate, advocate for equitable policies, support the Pride Center, promote education on LGBTQIA issues, and offer professional development and social opportunities to faculty and staff. In so doing, the organization seeks to develop a sense of community among LGBTQIA staff and faculty and increase multicultural competency for our campus. Through outreach and advocacy, its members strive to be role models for LGBTQIA faculty, staff and students, whom it recognizes as vital aspects of our diverse campus. Visit the association's web site for more information.

Nominees Sought by April 20 for President’s Community Service Awards

Nominations are being accepted for the 26th annual President’s Community Service Awards. Nominate students, faculty, staff, interdisciplinary teams, clubs, and community partners for their contributions to the quality of life in San Luis Obispo and their spirit of civic engagement. Each award category is designed to highlight specific achievements in service. The awards are competitive and selected, on the basis of the written nomination, by a panel of faculty, staff and students. President Jeffrey D. Armstrong will personally recognize award recipients for their efforts. The awards ceremony will take place at the University House from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, and will feature live music and refreshments. Visit The Community Center's web site to make a nomination. Deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, April 20. For more information contact Joy Harkins in the Community Center, Student Life and Leadership, at or ext. 6-6749.

Nominations Open Until April 22 for Eight New Scholarship Opportunities

The Women’s & Gender Studies Department is proud to announce eight scholarships opportunities for Cal Poly students. Nominations are now being accepted for the Susan Currier Memorial Scholarship, the James M. Duenow Scholarship, the Vicki and Darell Farrer Scholarship, the Steve Harmon Scholarship, the Sarah Perryman Memorial Scholarship, the L. Diane Ryan Scholarship, the Nell E. Spradlin Scholarship for the Recognition of Individuality and the Shirley H. Walker Scholarship. Please visit the Women’s and Gender Studies website for scholarship criteria and nomination instructions or contact Andrea Nash at Deadline for nominations is Sunday, April 22.

Nominations Due by April 22 for Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award

The Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award recognizes a faculty member who has had a positive influence on students through academic advising. The award recipient will receive a $1,200 cash stipend and be recognized at Fall Conference in addition to having his/her picture and award citation posted in the Kennedy Library. One faculty member is recognized annually. The deadline for all submissions is April 22. Please note that the nomination should describe the nominee’s academic advising services, activities and interactions as distinct from the nominee’s teaching responsibilities and should include any special activities that relate to student development. Faculty, staff and current students are eligible to nominate faculty for this award. However, at least one letter must come from a current student, and no self-nominations will be recognized. Nomination information and the electronic nomination form can be online.

Inaugural Club Recognition Awards Set for April 25

ASI and Student Life and Leadership will host the Inaugural Club Recognition Awards on April 25. The event will honor club officers and advisors for their hard work and dedication to Cal Poly clubs during the 2011-12 academic year. Clubs that have received national awards/recognition this year will be honored. And the club, sport club and Independent Student Organization (ISO) of the year will be announced. Student organizations are comprised of volunteer officers and advisors who put in many hours of hard work bringing life to the Cal Poly campus and providing students with various opportunities to embrace the Learn by Doing philosophy. Faculty and staff are encouraged to submit nominations for the club, sport club, and/or ISO of the year. Nominations forms can be found on the ASI website and are due to ASI Club Services no later than 5 p.m. April 13. Completed forms can be emailed to or delivered to UU 203. For more information about the Inaugural Club Recognition Awards, contact Michelle Crawford at ext. 6-2324 or

Cal Poly Foundation Board of Directors to Meet April 28

The Cal Poly Foundation Board of Directors will hold its next meeting, which is open to the public, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Performing Arts Center. For more information about the meeting or to obtain a copy of the agenda, call the Cal Poly Foundation office at extension 6-1445.

Get Better, Not Bitter: Strategies for Embracing Challenges on May 2

Paul Wesselmann is returning to Cal Poly to share a handful of simple-yet-powerful techniques for helping people bring their best, fullest selves to work, school and life. The event is sponsored by Human Resources Work Life Programs & Services. It will run from noon to 1 p.m. May 2 in Phillips Hall in the Performing Arts Center. Participants will leave this session armed with specific techniques for facing and embracing inevitable challenges. Wesselman is known as The Ripples Guy to his 5,000 Facebook Friends and the 30,000 subscribers who receive his brief inspirational messages and texts via text and email. He has spoken on campus several times over the past eight years. Search for The Ripples Guy on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, or Google to learn more about Wesselman and his work. Wesselmann has a special treat for people who confirm their attendance via Facebook or email. Either click ATTENDING on this link: or send a blank email to

CMS/PeopleSoft Outage Planned for May 17-23

The PeopleSoft HCM (Student & HR Administration) software used throughout the campus will go through a major systems upgrade beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 17. The outage is set to run through 8 a.m. May 23. This includes services such as Employee and Student Self Service, Enrollment Registration, Financial Aid, Student Finance, Student Center, and Human Resources. During the upgrade, limited access of data through May 17 will be available, and no updates can be made to data in the system. This upgrade is required to maintain vendor support of our applications and improve reliability of the system. During this outage period, CMS/PeopleSoft Finance will remain available. For information during the outage, visit or contact the ITS Service Desk at ext. 6-7000 or

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Safer Marks National Sexual Assault Awareness Month with April Events and Program

Cal Poly’s Safer program is hosting several new events and workshops throughout April to mark National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Topics for upcoming events include Sexual Assault and the Military, Bystander Intervention, Cyber Stalking, Men in Society and Healthy Relationships. The last week of April is the annual Remember Week, which serves to commemorate the tragic losses of sexual assault victims Aundria Crawford, Rachel Newhouse, Kristin Smart and Chelsea King. Throughout the week, this year from April 25-29, a Clothesline Project will be on display on Dexter Lawn. Safer has also created an outreach program in April called Safe Organizations, or Safe Orgs, to raise awareness about sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking and to extend its knowledge and awareness into the Cal Poly community by connecting to the most actively motivated students on campus. Safer has coordinated events that will give clubs an opportunity to take an active role in awareness-based programming. The requirements of clubs are laid out on the Safer website. Safer aims to promote, empower, and educate students, faculty and staff on essential information regarding sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking. Safer also gives students the tools to engage in healthy and communicative relationships. For more information, visit the Safer website, contact Christina Kaviani at or come to UU217.

Cal Poly’s Pride Center Hosts Pride Month Events in April

The Cal Poly Pride Center is hosting a series of events in celebration of Pride Month during April. Pride Month is designed to educate the Cal Poly community about the issues faced by its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population. It empowers students to develop and sustain a sense of community that supports social justice and to take a proactive approach to creating a campus environment where all students feel welcomed. Goals of the series are to spark dialogue about LGBTQIA people and issues, reduce negative stereotypes, and provide space for participants to become educated about commonalities between the LGBTQI and heterosexual community. There are 28 events planned, which are open to students, faculty and staff. Many are also open to community members. Highlights include ally, transgender and bisexuality education workshops, lectures by Cal Poly faculty, and the inaguaral event from the LGBTQIA Faculty Staff Association. To see the full list of events, please visit: For more information, contact Erin Echols at 805-756-7153 or, or visit the Pride Center web site at

Bettye LaVette on Campus April 14

When the Kennedy Center honored legendary rockers The Who in 2009, 63 year-old Bettye LaVette belted a moving “Love Reign O’er Me.” Using that night as a late-life career catapult, LaVette now rivals Aretha Franklin as her generation’s most vital soul singer. See LaVette at 8 p.m. April 14 in the Spanos Theatre.
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Cal Poly Open House Concert April 14

Three Cal Poly music ensembles featuring more than 100 of the university’s finest student musicians will perform at this year’s Open House Concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 14, in Harman Hall in the Performing Arts Center. The Cal Poly Symphony, conducted by David Arrivée, will perform Zoltán Kodály’s Variations on a Hungarian Folksong, “The Peacock.” The Wind Ensemble, conducted by Andrew McMahan and Christopher Woodruff, will perform a selection of American masterworks including Percy Grainger’s “Lincolnshire Posy,” Robert Jager’s “Esprit de Corps” and John Mackey’s “Asphalt Cocktail.” The University Jazz Band I, directed by Paul Rinzler, will perform “House Party,” by Louis Jordan and arranged by Rinzler, “Swingin’ Shepherd Blues,” arranged by Bill Holman, and “What is Hip?” arranged by Mike Tomaro. For more information, visit the Music Department Web calendar.

Ken Waldman & The Secret Visitors Perform April 15

Fiddler, poet, and raconteur Ken Waldman’s variety shows are Alaska’s answer to a certain beloved radio program out of Minnesota. Waldman is joined by a troupe of world-class musicians in a story-telling music fest created just for us April 15 at 3 p.m. in the Spanos Theatre.
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Cal Poly Presents State’s Best High School Musicians in Concert April 15

The Cal Poly Music Department will host the All-State Festival Concert, featuring more than 130 of the state’s best high school musicians, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 15, in Harman Hall in the Performing Arts Center. The All-State Festival Wind Orchestra, Festival Symphony Orchestra, and Festival Jazz Band will perform as part of the closing festivities of Cal Poly’s three-day Open House event. The festival’s Solo Competition winner will also perform, accompanied by pianist Susan Azaret Davies. The Festival Symphony Orchestra, with guest conductor Eric Garcia, will perform “Polovetsian Dances” from “Prince Igor” by Alexander Borodin and “Danzón No. 2” by Arturo Márquez. David Eshelman will be guest conductor of the Festival Jazz Band. They will perform “Nice to Meet You” by John Clayton, “The Penguin” by Raymond Scott, “Los Brujos De Cisano” by Matt Harris and “Rick’s Licks,” by Craig Biondi. The Festival Wind Orchestra, with guest conductor Craig Kirchhoff, will perform “Flourish for Glorious John” by Ralph Vaughan Williams, “The Jig is Up!” by Daniel Kallman, “Amazing Grace” arranged by William Himes, and “Of Sailors and Whales” by W. Francis McBeth. For more information, visit the Music Department Web calendar.

High School Teacher and Cal Poly Grad to Present Noyce Narrative April 16

Jessica Potter – a Noyce Scholar at Cal Poly in both her undergraduate career and teaching credential program and now a first-year biology teacher at Arroyo Valley High School in San Bernardino – will present her Noyce Narrative talk on campus April 16. Potter earned her bachelor’s in biological sciences in 2010 and completed her teaching credential in 2011. Through the STAR Program, Potter spent two summers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory researching the freeze and thaw cycles on the Alaska Ecological Transect. Her April 16 talk will include a discussion on how her experience and excitement in science translates to meaningful classroom experiences for her students and why you should consider teaching as a career to pursue and pass on your own passion for science. The event will run 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Biology Museum (Building 33, Room 285). Information about the Noyce Scholars Program will be available. The deadline for the Noyce Scholars Program is April 23. For more information about the Noyce Narrative and the Noyce Scholars Program, visit the Center for Excellence in Science and Mathematics' web site

ASI and Aware Awake Alive to Present Mustang Mile 5K Fun Run/Walk April 17

ASI and Aware Awake Alive will present the Mustang Mile 5K Fun Run/Walk from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 17. The run/walk will kick off in front of the Recreation Center and will be followed by a concert and festival inside the main gym. ASI is pleased to work with the family of Carson Starkey to celebrate the privilege of being a Mustang and recognize the importance of caring for one another. Throughout the event, participants are encouraged to enjoy live music, interact and have fun. Julia and Scott Starkey, ASI President Kiyana Tabrizi  and campus administrators will lead a short program that will include awards and prizes. Cost is $12. Registration is available through April 13 on the ASI Connect website or at the Recreation Center front desk. Depending on space availability, onsite registration may be open the day of the event. For additional information or questions, contact Missi Bullock at ASI ext. 6-6342 or

Al Smith Day Celebration Set for April 22 at Swanton Pacific Ranch

The 18th annual Al Smith Day celebration will be held April 22 at Cal Poly’s Swanton Pacific Ranch north of Santa Cruz. There will be train rides, tours of the ranch facilities, Cal Poly Logging demos and a Santa Maria style barbecue. Come ride the Cal Poly/Swanton Pacific Railroad; the one-third scale, steam-powered train will offer free rides from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The barbecue lunch will be served around noon. The event honors College of Agriculture alumnus Al Smith, who left the 3,200-acre, $20 million Swanton Pacific Ranch to Cal Poly when he died in 1993. The ranch serves has an extension of Cal Poly’s instructional programs in agriculture, forestry and other disciplines. Cost of the barbecue, which also includes unlimited train rides, is $20 for adults and $10 for children 8 and younger who register by April 12. Costs after April 12 will be $30 for adults and $15 for children. Call Ed Carnegie at 805-995-3659 to pre-register.

Soprano Katherine Arthur and Pianist Susan Azaret Davies Present "Railroads and Cabaret" April 22

Cal Poly Music Department faculty members will present a recital titled “Railroads and Cabaret” at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, in Room 218 of the Davidson Music Center (Building 45). Soprano Katherine Arthur and pianist Susan Azaret Davies will perform an afternoon of 20th-century songs, including works by Ernst Krenek and Arnold Schoenberg. The program will begin with Krenek’s “The Ballad of the Railroads,” an autobiographical journey. The piece will be accompanied by an archive of railroad photo projections provided by Curtis Reinhardt, director of the Central Coast Railroad Festival. The program will end with Schoenberg’s “Brettl Lieder” (Cabaret Songs), which he composed in Berlin in the beginning of the 20th century. Admission is $5 at the door. For more information, visit the Music Department Web calendar.

Roll Global Vice Chair Lynda Resnick to Speak April 25 at Cal Poly

Cal Poly will host Lynda Resnick, vice chair of Roll Global, on Wednesday, April 25, as part of the Orfalea College of Business Distinguished Speaker Series. Roll Global is a privately held company based in Los Angeles with interests in agriculture and luxury brands, including Paso Robles-based Justin Vineyards and Winery. “A Conversation with Lynda Resnick” will be held from 2:10 to 3 p.m. in Harman Hall at the Performing Arts Center. Resnick will be in conversation with award-winning journalist and producer Laura Diaz, a Cal Poly alumna. The event is free and open to the public.
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Students Plan Flavor of SLO Event to Benefit United Way of San Luis Obispo on May 6

The public is invited to taste, sip and mingle at the Flavor of SLO, a fundraising benefit from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at the Jack House and Gardens on Marsh Street in downtown San Luis Obispo. Six Cal Poly communication studies seniors are organizing the event as their senior project. Flavor of SLO will showcase the food, wine and beer of San Luis Obispo. A silent auction and raffle is planned featuring donations from many local businesses. All proceeds will benefit the nonprofit United Way of San Luis Obispo County. Presale tickets are $30 for students and $45 for adults. Prices will cost an additional $10 at the door. For more information, visit Flavor of SLO’s website at or email

Kennedy Library Exhibits Joe Schwartz’s Photography

Kennedy Library announces an exhibit of Joe Schwartz’s photography. The 98-year-old folk photographer was honored at the Feb. 6 Cal Poly colloquium “Celebrating Diversity" at the Performing Arts Center for a lifetime of work documenting the virtues of diversity. The exhibit is up until June 29 in Special Collections and University Archives on the fourth floor. Special Collections is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Call 805-523-2305 or email for more information. Go here to learn more about Special Collections.

Job Vacancies

State Employment Opportunities

The official listing of staff and management vacancies is posted at To apply, go online and complete the application form. For assistance, call Human Resources at ext. 6-2236.

There are no new job opportunities at this time.

Faculty Employment Opportunities

Candidates are asked to visit the online employment web site at to complete an application and apply for any of the positions shown below. Submit all requested application materials as attachments to your online application, unless otherwise specified in the ad.

There are no new job opportunities at this time.

Corporation Employment Opportunities

Cal Poly Corporation is a separate corporation operating in concert with the university to provide a diverse range of services and resources to students, faculty and staff. To view job postings and/or apply for any regular-benefited position at Cal Poly Corporation, visit our website. For assistance contact Human Resources at ext. 6-1121.

All positions have excellent benefits provided, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement program, paid sick leave/vacation and holidays. Apply online at CPC Human Resources, San Luis Obispo, CA  93407, AA/EEO.

There are no new job opportunities at this time.

ASI Employment Opportunities

Candidates are asked to visit to complete an application and apply for positions listed below. For more information, contact the ASI Business Office in UU 212 or call ext. 6-5800.

There are no new job opportunities at this time.