Cal Poly Report - March 14, 2012
Cal Poly Report is going on holiday March 21 for Spring Break
and will resume its weekly schedule beginning March 28.
WASC Team on Campus April 3-5
A team from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), Cal Poly's regional accrediting agency, will visit campus April 3-5. Accreditation affirms the value of a Cal Poly degree, allows students to be eligible for federally funded financial aid, and ensures that other universities will recognize students' academic credit. Students, staff and faculty are invited to read the summary of the self-study report submitted in preparation for the site visit and to attend an open forum during the visit. For more information, visit the WASC website.
Cal Poly Students' Reptile Research Earns Nearly $11,000 in Grants
Two Cal Poly biology grad students have received grants for reptile research. Biological Sciences master’s student Kory Heiken received a $500 grant from the Chicago Herpetological Society and a $9,050 from Vandenberg Air Force Base to study rattlesnake relocation there. He’ll investigate whether there is any physiological impact on Southern Pacific rattlesnakes (Crotalus oreganus helleri) after they are moved to isolated areas on the base, away from places frequented by humans. And grad student Kyle Weichert was awarded a $500 grant from the Chicago Herpetological Society to study the ability of the Western fence lizard to kill Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. Weichert will study the effects that high testosterone, the steroid hormone corticosterone, and differences between males and females may play in the lizard’s ability to develop immunity to Lyme disease.
More on the grants
Elaine Ramos Doyle
Elaine Ramos Doyle is retiring after 35 years at Cal Poly. During that time, she has served in several capacities, including Accounting, Food Service, Records, Student Data Systems, and Institutional Planning & Analysis. She has been in her current role as a senior analyst in the Grants Development Office for about 14 years. Please join a celebration of her retirement from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 at the Alumni House. Refreshments and cake will be served.
Cashier's March 30 Paycheck Distribution Hours Announced
The Office of the University Cashier will be open 3-5 p.m. Friday, March 30, for the distribution of March paychecks to individual employees only. To pick up your March paycheck you must do so in person. Regular departmental distribution of all remaining paychecks will resume at 8 a.m. Monday, April 2. Please direct questions about paycheck distribution to the University Cashier at ext. 6-2256.
Spaces Available in North Coast, Santa Maria Vanpools
Gas prices got you down? Join our North Coast vanpool group, for commuters traveling from the Los Osos/Morro Bay area, or Santa Maria vanpool. For more information please contact Susan Rains at ext. 6-6680 or email@example.com.
Institutional Planning & Analysis Publishes Fall 2011 Fact Book
Cal Poly’s Office of Institutional Planning & Analysis has published the Fall 2011 issue of the Fact Book. This is an annual comprehensive publication of historical trend data on admissions, enrollment, degrees awarded, faculty/staff data, and financial aid. The Fall 2011 Fact Book can be found, along with previous issues, at the IP&A website.
PolyLearn (Moodle) Fast Track Workshops March 19 - 23
Blackboard will be retired at the end of the Winter 2012 term. In addition to regularly scheduled workshops and online resources, Moodle Fast Track Workshops will be held during Spring Break. Morning and afternoon sessions and open lab times will be held March 19-23. Spaces are filling quickly, so sign-up today online. If you have questions, contact the ITS Service Desk at ext. 6-7000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wellness Seminar to Address 'Dealing with Addictions' March 27
The March Wellness Seminar, titled "Dealing with Addictions" will be held in UU 220 from noon to 1 p.m. March 27.
Human Resources’ Work Life Programs & Services is sponsoring the Wellness Seminar Series, which is presented by Community Action EAP. The seminar will focus on identifying signs and symptoms of addictions, learning how to confront constructively, and discussing various types of assistance available. For more information, visit the Work Life Programs & Services website.
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 email@example.com or delivered to UU 203. For more information about the Inaugural Club Recognition Awards, contact Michelle Crawford at ext. 6-2324 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bella Montana Faculty and Staff Housing Community
Visit the Bella Montana Homes web site for available homes for sale and lease.
Cal Poly Faculty Chamber Recital Set for March 30
French music and jazz will be featured in the Cal Poly Music Department’s faculty chamber recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 30, in Room 218 of the Davidson Music Center on campus. The entire first half of the program will be comprised of French music. Katherine Arthur, soprano; Shelly Granger, flute; and Paul Woodring, piano will perform André Caplet's “Viens! ... une flûte invisible” and Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Une flûte Invisible,” two works that are different settings of the same poem. Jeanne Shumway on cello and pianist Woodring will then perform Gabriel Fauré’s “Elegy,” followed by Christopher Woodruff, trumpet; Jennifer Dodson, horn; and Sonny Galvan, trombone, performing Francis Poulenc's Sonata for Horn, Trumpet and Trombone. The program will conclude with a jazz set by Paul Rinzler on piano; David Becker, saxophone; and Ken Hustad, bass, playing a mix of classic and contemporary jazz. $5 admission at the door. For more information, visit the Music Department web calendar.
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 will be available March 26- April 13 through the ASI 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Go here to learn more about Special Collections.
State Employment Opportunities
The official listing of staff and management vacancies is posted at http://calpolyjobs.org. To apply, go online and complete the application form. For assistance, call Human Resources at ext. 6-2236.
#102504 – Building Service Engineer, Facility Services - Engineering Services, $4,659-$6,015 per month, open until filled. Review begins: March 20, 2012.
Faculty Employment Opportunities
Candidates are asked to visit the online employment web site at http://calpolyjobs.org 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 www.calpolycorporationjobs.org. CPC Human Resources, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407, AA/EEO.
Program Coordinator/Academic Advisor, Student Support Services, $20.30 per hour, bachelor’s degree and two years progressively responsible student services professional experience, or master’s degree and one year applicable experience required. Must have experience counseling/advising multi-cultural, low-income, disabled, and first-generation college-bound and/or college students. Requires strong oral and written communication skills, proficiency in computer software applications and ability to work in a team environment with a positive, professional attitude.
ASI Employment Opportunities
Candidates are asked to visit http://www.asi.calpoly.edu 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.