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Cal Poly Report - April 25, 2012


April 21 Ceremony Marks 30 Years of Erhart Building Pedestrian Bridge

President Jeffrey D. Armstrong joined CAED Associate Dean Richard Zweifel, alumni Joe Lapasinski, Eric Dybevik, Ralph Teyssier, Paul Dooley, and other alums who worked on the project to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Erhart Building pedestrian bridge April 21. A well-used and lasting example of Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing philosophy, the bridge is the result of a senior project completed in 1982 by the aforementioned students. About 50 people attended the ceremony, which included a ribbon cutting and comments from Dooley, who explained the comprehensiveness of the project. He saw a need, put an interdisciplinary team together and made it happen. To date, Dooley estimates several hundred thousand students, faculty and staff have utilized Erhart Bridge. Speakers also included Armstrong and Zweifel, who views the bridge as “an example of students testing their own limits and noting the importance of not just getting by.” The project took approximately two years to complete, using funds and materials donated from individuals and companies throughout California. Cal Poly students earned units while working to build the bridge.

Engineering Students to Perform Makeover at Controversial Homeless Site

Cal Poly’s annual PolyHouse project is known for changing lives by renovating the homes of Central Coast families dealing with issues related to disabilities. This year, students in Cal Poly Engineering’s project management class are going to new makeover extremes by taking on one of the region’s most challenging and controversial residential issues. They are set to transform Sunny Acres, a 72-acre ranch with a collection of tents, trailers and sheds, into safe and habitable housing for dozens of homeless men and women.
Read more about the PolyHouse project

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.
More on Resnick's talk

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


Ralph Nicovich

Ralph Nicovich, network analyst in the College of Engineering, is retiring after 34 years with Cal Poly. Nicovich began his career at Cal Poly in 1978 in Computer Science. He transferred to the Computer Center (now known as ITS) in 1984 as manager of Microcomputers and Telecommunications. In 1989 he transferred to Enrollment Support Services, working on computer and networking technology for Admissions, Records and Financial Aid. In 2001 he transferred to the College of Engineering and was assigned to the Electrical Engineering Department, where he graduated from in 1975. In 2007 he was assigned to support the Biomedical & General Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, and Materials Engineering departments. Nicovich has been valuable in the area of documentation, standardization and implementation of networking, computing, software, automation tools and methods. He also served as a mentor to Atascadero and Arroyo Grande high school students involved in the National FIRST Robotics competitions.Join the College of Engineering in celebrating his retirement from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, in the Advanced Technology Lab. Refreshments and cake will be served.

Catastrophic Leave

Yvonne Ramos

Yvonne Ramos, student personnel technician in Admissions, Recruitment and Financial Aid, has qualified for catastrophic leave. Those wishing to donate vacation and/or sick leave to help her remain in full-pay status during an extended leave of absence should contact Denise Lazar at ext. 6-5287 or to request a donation form.

Faculty & Staff

Engineering Professor Receives National Society's Teaching Award for 2012

Dr. Taufik, a professor in Cal Poly’s Electrical Engineering Department, was presented with the American Society for Engineering Education Pacific Southwest Section’s Outstanding Teaching Award for 2012 on April 20. Taufik received the award at the section’s annual conference in San Luis Obispo. Taufik is also director of the Electric Power Institute on campus.

Cal Poly Professor Recognized for Excellence in
Education of Arborists

Cal Poly Professor Matt Ritter won the R. W. Harris Excellence in Education Award from the International Society of Arboriculture. The award will be presented April 30 during the annual conference of the western chapter. The award is given to an individual that has made an outstanding contribution to education of the group’s members.  Ritter was recognized for teaching workshops on tree identification and authoring “A Californian’s Guide to the Trees Among Us,” which details the color, shapes, textures and aromas of trees and how they can be used to muffle noise, create wildlife habitats, mitigate pollution, conserve energy and improve quality of life. Ritter teaches botany in the Biological Sciences Department of the College of Science and Mathematics at Cal Poly. The International Society of Arboriculture certifies professional arborists. Founded in 1924, the organization promotes research, technology and education in the professional practice of growing and caring for trees and fosters a greater worldwide awareness of the benefits of trees.

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences Recognizes Outstanding Faculty and Staff

The College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences recently honored 11 faculty and staff members for their outstanding work and accomplishments in 2011. Several of the awards, presented Dean Dave Wehner at the annual college awards banquet by, are supported by members of the agriculture industry.
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Student Success

Cal Poly Chapter of Engineers Without Borders Plans Local Service Projects

After traveling to Thailand, Nicaragua and India to implement sustainable engineering projects, Engineers Without Borders (EWB)-Cal Poly is taking on service projects closer to home. EWB-Cal Poly is inviting students and community members to join them in service activities April 20-22 and 27-29. The Think Globally, Act Locally events will include creek cleanup along the Bob Jones Trail, serving breakfast at the Homeless Shelter, removing invasive Cape Ivy near Avila Beach and providing support for the San Luis Obispo Marathon. “We’re challenging students and community members to put on some gloves and make an impact,” said EWB President Bill Woods. “Our goal is to accomplish 2,000 hours of community-driven volunteer activity in and for San Luis Obispo.”

Cal Poly Student Newspaper Earns 13 Awards at National Convention

Cal Poly’s student-run newspaper, Mustang Daily, recently won its fourth consecutive College Newspaper of the Year award at the College Newspaper Business and Advertising Manager’s (CNBAM) convention in Miami, Fla. The award is based on points received in the organization’s annual contest, which includes personnel categories, advertising design, special sections and other advertising- and business-related areas. Mustang Daily competes in Division A, which includes newspapers with a combined weekly circulation of less than 30,000. For the second time in four years, Mustang Daily dominated the personnel awards, taking all three: advertising manager, sales rep and advertising designer of the year. Agriculture business student Breann Borges was named advertising manager of the year. Business marketing student Miles Buckley was named sales rep of the year, and art and design major Brad Matsushita was named ad designer of the year. Mustang Daily students have won four straight and five of the last six designer of the year awards, five of the last six sales rep honors, and two straight and three of the last four advertising manager titles.
More on the Mustang Daily awards

Campus Announcements

Office of the Registrar to Change Web Domain Names

The Office of the Registrar – currently found online at – will change to the new domain name effective May 2. The change will affect all pages under the domain names of,, and Those domains will become pages under the umbrella. Campus departments with affected links are receiving further details via email. Contact the Office of the Registrar at for assistance.

Adult Children of Alcoholic/Other Addictions Meeting Held Thursdays

Counseling Services announces that Adult Children of Alcoholic/Other Addictions Meetings are helps Thursdays from 11 a.m. to noon in the Health Services Medical Library (Building 27, Room 153). The meetings are open to all. Adult Children of Alcoholics is an anonymous Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition program of women and men who grew up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional home. The group members meet with each other in a mutually respectful, safe environment and acknowledge their common experiences. For more information, contact Counseling Services at ext. 6-2511.

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

Data Studio Opens April 26 at Kennedy Library

The Kennedy Library invites the campus community to the opening of its new Data Studio on Thursday, April 26 in Room 111C, with a ceremony, featured speaker and student demonstrations. In this new collaboration space, Cal Poly students, faculty and staff can access and explore a wide variety of data resources and tools, get hands-on experience with data and participate in informal instruction. The opening celebration begins at 10 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting and recognition of Peter Booth Wiley, chairman of the board of John Wiley & Sons, for his generous gift in support of the Data Studio. Following the opening ceremony, Quentin Hardy, deputy technology editor for The New York Times and former Forbes Silicon Valley bureau chief, will speak at 10:30 a.m. in Room 111H. His talk, “Fact as Verb: How Data is Changing Nouns into Verbs,” will address the implications of big data in society. In addition, Cal Poly students will demonstrate how they are working with data. Student projects include Twitter-tracking tools to help Netflix identify service outages and applications of spatial data in architecture and wildlife biology. For more information about the Data Studio, visit

ITS to Present JMP Software Workshop on April 26

Cal Poly Information Technology Services will present a basic and advanced workshop on JMP software from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in Room 202A of the Kennedy Library. JMP software provides the complete spectrum of statistics and graphics for engineering, science and business needs – from basic analytics to the most complex analyses in a visual, interactive and intuitive manner. Under the Cal Poly site license, JMP is available for Apple/Windows (32- and 64-bit versions) along with free e-learning and regular Webinars (live and on-demand). Faculty, staff and students are covered for instruction and research uses and installation on state-owned and personal computers. Online registration is requested for the April 26 event, to tailor the presentation for Cal Poly faculty. JMP Academic Ambassador Mia Stephens will facilitate each workshop. For information, contact Craig Schultz at ext. 6-6117.

Open Forum on Student Administration Upgrade Set for April 26 and 27

The Office of the Registrar will hold a series of open forums to share information on the PeopleSoft Student Administration changes that have occurred as part of the upgrade taking place in mid-May. Items to be covered will include navigation changes, new advisor center, permission numbers, and schedule of classes. To accommodate faculty and staff schedules, the same open forum will be given April 26 from 11 a.m. to noon in Fisher Science Room 286 and April 27 from 1-2 p.m. in the same room. For more information, contact Debbie Arseneau at ext. 6-7717 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 ext. 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

University Housing Faculty and Staff Recognition Brunch May 3

The University Housing Department will host its annual appreciation brunch at 11 a.m. May 3 in the Performing Arts Center to honor faculty and staff for their commitment to working with students in University Housing learning communities. Enjoy student performances and projects, to be followed by the presentation of this year's Faculty/Staff Scholar of the Year awards. Please RSVP to Debbie Peck at If you are interested in finding out about the various opportunities for faculty and staff to participate with students in our learning communities, have a specific interest you would like to share, or have a question, contact Tina Muller at

University Police Department Plans Spring Bike Auction May 8-9

The University Police Department will hold its Spring Bike Auction May 8-9. Bikes will be on display from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days in front of the campus police station (Buidling 74 on North Perimeter Road). Up for bid will be abandoned bicycles that have gone unclaimed for six months or more. Minimum opening bid is $5. Winners will be notified and can pick up their bikes May 10 or 11. Proceeds of the auction will benefit the campus bike safety program. For more information, contact Kathy Cook with the University Police Department at ext. 6-6675 or

Human Resources to Host Wellness Presentation on May 16

A Blue Shield representative will be on campus May 16 providing techniques to cope with stress and sleep deprivation. This presentation is the first of a series of Wellness Presentations that Blue Shield will provide for all employees (whether or not they are enrolled in Blue Shield). Take advantage of this opportunity to learn tips on how to minimize stress and live a healthier life. The presentations will be held in the Chumash Auditorium (Building 65, Room 204). Presentations will be offered at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and will last no longer than one hour. Space is limited, so call Human Resources at ext. 6-6871 to reserve a seat.

Grants Development Office Announces Spring Workshop on May 23

The Grants Development Office announces a spring workshop for faculty who would like assistance with research funding. A workshop on Grant Budgeting is set for 2-4 p.m. May 23 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.

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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

University of Alberta Women’s Studies Professor to Speak April 26

Michelle Meagher, assistant professor of Women’s Studies at the University of Alberta, will present “Self-Presentation and the Aging Artist’s Body,” from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 26, in Graphic Arts Building 26, Room 104. In her most recent self-representational photographs, Canadian artist Suzy Lake tackles the experience of invisibility that comes to women as we age. But Lake’s work does more than simply render aging women visible; it stands as an important critique of persistent theories of the gaze circulated in feminist visual studies. In her paper, Meagher reads Lake’s recent work alongside feminist visual studies theorists such as Kaja Silverman and Amelia Jones, who are keen to disrupt what Jones has described as the “deliciously simple” model of gendered visual politics that has held sway for decades. Meagher argues that Lake’s compelling imagery complicates the theoretical model by revealing not only that we want to be seen, but that we may be able to solicit ethical visual encounters. Meagher teaches courses on popular culture, body politics, and the relationships between feminism and art at the University of Alberta. Her research explores gender and visual culture, with special attention to the history of feminist art, and to contemporary self-portraiture and self-imaging by women artists. The event is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by Cal Poly College of Liberal Arts’ Lottery Funds and the Art and Design and Women’s and Gender Studies Departments. For more information, contact the Women’s and Gender Studies Department at rxt. 6-1525 or or visit the department online.

Stanford Professor to Speak on Race April 27

Dr. Paula M. L. Moya, associate professor of English at Standford University, will present “Eight Conversations About Race” at 4 p.m. Friday, April 27, in Philips Hall. Moya is also director of the Program in Modern Thought and Literature at Stanford and affiliated faculty with the university’s Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. Her talk will consider eight common conversations that people in the U.S. have with one another as they make sense of daily events in which race and ethnicity figure prominently. Drawing on her recent work with Hazel Markus, Moya argues that framing new and more productive conversations requires an understanding of race and ethnicity not as things people have or are, but rather as actions people do. Moya is the author of “Learning from Experience: Minority Identities, Multicultural Struggles” and co-editor of “Doing Race: 21 Essays for the 21st Century,” “Reclaiming Identity: Realist Theory and the Predicament of Postmodernism” and “Identity Politics Reconsidered.” Moya will be available to sign books after the event. The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by Cal Poly’s Chicana Latino Faculty Staff Association, Division of Student Affairs, Career Services, and the Departments of Ethnic Studies, History, and Psychology & Child Development. For information contact Ana Ybarra, at ext. 6-5639 or

YouTube Star Kevin Wu to Discuss Independent Online Film Production April 27

Join star/writer/producer Kevin Wu, an Asian-American Youtube star known as KevJumba, as he screens his film "Hang Loose" and discusses his strategy to successfully releasing a feature film online, during an event from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Spanos Theater on campus. With 2.3 million subscribers on Youtube and 263,667,471 views to his channel, Kevin is planning on releasing even more features online in the future. Learn about the business model Kevin is employing for “Hang Loose”, how he intends to market the film via social media, his inspiration for the film and how he built a large audience on YouTube. The event is presented by the Chinese Student Association. For more information, contact or check out the Facebook page for the event.

Faculty and Staff Invited to Mark Reuling Volleyball Tournament May 4

Cal Poly faculty and staff are invited to participate in the 14th Annual Mark Reuling Volleyball Tournament at the Recreation Center on Friday, May 4. Recreation Center membership is not required to participate or attend. The tournament welcomes new teams and ongoing rivalries to play for big trophies while promoting campus awareness of depression and bipolar disorders. Faculty and staff teams will play 6x6 indoor volleyball from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Those who aren’t interested in playing are invited to cheer on the teams of their colleagues. The parents of Mark S. Reuling (B.S., Construction Management, 1989) created a memorial endowment to honor their son, who lost his life to bipolar disorder. All of the proceeds of the tournament will go to the Reuling Endowment, which is designated to assist Health and Psychological Services to conduct education and prevention programs for students, faculty and staff regarding bipolar disorders and depression. Registration is available on the ASI website at or at the Recreation Center front desk. For more information, contact the Intramural Sports office at ext. 6-6044 or

Indigenous Chaos to Perform May 4 at Cal Poly

Indigenous Chaos – a group of three generations of family members who present a mix of political comedy, music, parodies, skits and poetry – will perform from 6:30 to 10 p.m. May 4 in Philips Hall in the Performing Arts Center. The group is comprised of members of the Serna family, who created their own group in 2000 after years of entertaining audiences as members of El Teatro Campsino. Indigenous Chaos traces its roots to 1974, when farmworker and father of 15 Guadalupe Serna moved his family to San Juan Bautista, Calif., to join El Teatro Campesino as a songwriter, singer and stage and movie actor. Indigenous Chaos has performed alongside Rudo Revolutionary Front, Chusma, Culture Clash, El Teatro Campesino, Baktun 12 and Bad Karma. Members have also appeared individually as guest artists with such groups as Chicano Secret Service, HeadRusH Crew and Rudo Revolutionary Front. For more details on the May 4 performance, contact Gloria Velasquez with the Modern Languages & Literatures Department at ext. 6-2992 or

Cal Poly Authors, Faculty to Speak on Local Climate Action Planning May 4

Kennedy Library invites the community to the next Conversations with Cal Poly Authors event featuring the authors of the 2011 book, “Local Climate Action Planning.” The book was co-authored by City and Regional Planning Professor Michael Boswell and Assistant Professor Adrienne Greve, along with Tammy Seale, sustainability and climate change services manager at PMC. The authors will be joined by Elizabeth Lowham, Political Science assistant professor and director of Cal Poly’s Master of Public Policy program. The event will run 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Room 111H at Kennedy Library. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. Visit the library's web site for more information, or call ext. 6-7549.

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

Music Department to Honor Deceased Colleagues at Two May Performances

The Music Department will honor two deceased colleagues in May: Roy Main and Ross Sears. The life of Main, who died May 9, 2011, will be celebrated at noon Saturday, May 12, in Room 218 in the Davidson Music Center on campus. Cal Poly faculty, students, alumni and guests will perform. Main had been Cal Poly's low-brass teacher and trombone choir director. He also taught trombone at Cuesta College and performed with local jazz groups. Main served on the faculties at CSU Los Angeles and Long Beach before he came to the Central Coast. A tribute for Sears, who died on March 18, 2012, will be held at 5:30 p.m Thursday, May 17, in Cal Poly's Spanos Theatre. The Music Department will be joined by the San Luis Obispo Symphony and Festival Mozaic in presenting musical performances and personal remembrances. Sears had been Cal Poly's percussion teacher and percussion ensemble director. For more information, call the Cal Poly Music Department at ext. 6-2406 or visit

Gender Equity Center to Present First Gender Symposium May 19

The Gender Equity Center will hold its first Gender Symposium on Saturday, May 19 on campus. Its the first of what the center plans to make an annual event. This year, the symposium will focus on exploring gender and how it relates to and intersects with religion, race and culture. Dr. Jason Laker, professor of Counselor Education at San Jose State University, will be the keynote speaker. Cal Poly students, faculty and staff members will facilitate workshops and panel discussions. Participation is limited to the first 90 registrants, so reserve your space now. To register or for more information about the event, visit the Gender Equity Center online or contact Nick Bilich at

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.

#102566 – Information Center Specialist, Community Services Specialist I/II, Administration and Finance - University Police, CSS I: $2,456 - 3,682 per month, CSSII: $2,753 - $4,130 per month. Open until filled. Review begins: April 27, 2012.   

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.

#102558, Tenure Track Associate/Full Professor and Department Chair – College of Liberal Arts, Journalism, ext. 6-2508. Review begins: April 12, 2012.

#102545, Full-Time Lecturer – College of Science & Mathematics, Physics Department, ext. 6-1752. Review begins: May 25, 2012.

#102544, Full-Time Lecturer – College of Engineering, Bio-Medical & General Engineering Department, ext. 6-7524. Review begins: May 1, 2012.

#102466, Wine & Viticulture Program Director – College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, ext. 6-5702. Review begins: May 11.

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.