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Cal Poly Report - March 28, 2012


Cal Poly Graphic Standards and Stationery Updated

Public Affairs has recently updated the campus Graphic Standards Manual. Updates include redesigned letterhead that is less expensive to produce, as well as redesigned tent cards. We have also developed downloadable Microsoft Word templates for letterhead and fax sheets for smaller print jobs. You can find the templates on the Cal Poly Downloadable Brand Files site. For questions regarding the Cal Poly Brand, Graphic Standards and Style Guide, contact Stacia Momburg at ext. 6-6260 or

WASC Team on Campus April 3-5

A team from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) will be on campus next week, from April 3-5, as one of the last steps in the process of reaffirming our accreditation. Please consider meeting the team at one of the open forums for staff or faculty.
- Staff: April 3, 2 p.m., UU 220
- Faculty: April 4, 10 a.m., UU 220
For more information visit the WASC website.

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. For more information about the contest visit for contest rules, details, and more.

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.

Catastrophic Leave

Juanita Minor

Juanita Minor, administrative analyst in the College of Liberal Arts Dean's Office, has qualified for catastrophic leave. Those wishing to donate vacation leave to help Minor remain in full-pay status during an extended leave of absence should contact Carson Crain at ext. 6-5755 or to request a donation form.

Campus Announcements

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.

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.

Outstanding Student Employee Nominees to be Recognized April 12

On Thursday, 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.

Statistics Department Provides Consulting Service for Spring 2012

The Statistics Department is providing a statistical consulting service for the entire university through June 1 to facilitate research design and data analysis in a variety of disciplines. The service is intended to support faculty and staff projects and research and provide assistance for students working on senior projects and graduate research. Dr. Jeff Sklar will serve as the main consultant, and Dr. Soma Roy will also consult. They are available to advise on data collection, experimental design, and analysis of research topics, and they can lead seminars or tutorials on requested topics and offer advice on computer packages available at Cal Poly. Sklar has walk-in hours 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays and 10:10-11 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays and can be reached at ext. 6-6353 or Roy is available for walk-ins 3:10-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and can be reached at ext. 6-5250 or For more information, visit

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

Bella Montana Faculty and Staff Housing Community

Visit the Bella Montana Homes web site for available homes for sale and lease.


Panel Discussion on Bullying and “No Place for Hate” Reception Set for March 29

Cal Poly student Jacob Lerner will serve as a panelist in a discussion on the effects of bullying, to be held in the Associated Students Auditorium (Room 5401) at Cuesta College from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29. Elie Axelroth, former head of Counseling Services at Cal Poly, will lead the panel. A reception for the Anti-Defamation League’s "No Place for Hate" program will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. in the same location. The Cal Poly community is invited to both events. RSVP for the reception to 805-564-6670. The events are a collaborative effort by Cuesta College, the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education, the Anti-Defamation League, and Associated Students of Cuesta College.

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.

April 5 Provocative Perspectives to Highlight Role of Men in Preventing Sexual Violence

Cal Poly’s Provocative Perspectives series for April will feature “Safer Men” discussing “Masculinity, Sexual Violence, and Prevention: How Today’s Men Are the Problem and the Solution.” The event will take place Thursday, April 5, at Vista Grande Café beginning at 7:30 a.m. It is free and open to the public. A follow-up student session discussion will be held in the University Union at 10 a.m. in the MCC Lounge. “Safer Men” features Cal Poly alumni Nicholas Bilich and Kyle Rosso, who will discuss the intersections between men’s identity development and sexual violence, by examining how our culture provokes a masculine identity which creates an environment where sexual assault is more likely. Both men are certified Rape Crisis Counselors in the State of California and volunteer with the San Luis Obispo Sexual Assault Recovery and Prevention (SARP) Center. Reservations are required; please RSVP by 5 p.m. Thursday, March 29. For more information call ext. 6-0327 or e-mail Liz Cofer at Attendees with disabilities may request accommodations by contacting the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at ext. 6-1521.

Kennedy Library Presents 'Pressing Forward: The Book Club of California at 100' April 5

Cal Poly's Kennedy Library will present a day of opening events April 5 for its spring exhibit, “Pressing Forward: The Book Club of California at 100."

From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the library will host Stitched! Hands-on Japanese Bookbinding in the second-floor lounge as part of the Cal Poly Science Café series. The event is free and open to all skill levels. Erin Zamrzla, author of "At Home with Handmade Books: 28 Extraordinary Bookbinding Projects Made from Ordinary and Repurposed Materials," will give a talk and demonstration and then lead participants in creating a simple Japanese bookbinding project. Bookbinding kits, recycled materials and easy-to-follow directions will be provided.

Later, celebrated woodcut artist Tom Killion will speak at a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. in the second floor café area. A partnership with the Book Club of California, the traveling exhibition showcases fine press books, keepsakes and ephemera published by the Book Club of California and includes selections from Kennedy Library’s Special Collections Fine Print and Graphic Arts Collection. Find more details on the Kennedy Library's website. ("Centennial Keepsake" designed by Bryn Hobson, courtesy Special Collections.)

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.

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

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.

#102504 – Building Service Engineer - Facility Services, Engineering Services, $4,659-$6,015 per month. Open until filled. Review begins: March 20, 2012.  

#102550 – HR Analyst - Administrative Analyst/Specialist, Non-Exempt, Administration and Finance - Human Resources, two full-time positions available, one temporary six-month position available. $3,245-$5,193 per month. Open until filled. Review begins: March 29, 2012.  

#102505 – Equipment Technician III – Electronic, College of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, $4,053-$6,080 per month. Open until filled. Review begins: April 6, 2012.

#102551 – On-Call Custodian (Pool Position) - Administration & Finance, Facility Services, up to 10 positions available, temporary on-call through June 30, 2013, $13.20-$19.81 per hour. Open until filled. Review begins: April 3, 2012.   

#102556 – On-Call Custodian (Pool Position) - University Housing, Housing & Business Services, up to 50 positions available, temporary on-call through Sept. 30, 2012. $13.20-$19.81 per hour. Open until filled. Review begins: April 6, 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.

Part-Time Lecturer Pools – Pools are open in all departments for the 2012-13 academic year. Please visit the online employment website to search department of interest.

#102463 - Tenure Track Position – Food Science, Food Science & Nutrition Department, College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, ext. 6-2205. Review begins: April 16 2012.

#102481 - Part-Time Rodeo Coach - College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, ext. 6-2161. Review begins: March 21, 2012.

#102547 - Tenure Track Position – Beef Specialist, Animal Science Department, College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, ext. 6-1241. Review begins: April 16, 2012.

#102483 - Full-Time Lecturer Position – Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, ext. 6-5585. Closes: April 13 2012.

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.

Farm Facilities & Production Technician - Agricultural Operations, $17.16-$21.03 per hour, requires High School degree and five years of experience in a broad spectrum of farm work, including row crop and silage production, irrigation, dairy and beef livestock production, and the operation of a variety of farm equipment. Must have a Class A driver license and the ability to lift/carry 50 pounds. 

Sous Chef - Campus Dining, $15.18-$18.62 per hour, full-time, 10-month position, requires high school degree or equivalent with five years of cooking experience including three years in a supervisory capacity. Culinary degree preferred. Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds.

Supervisor - 10-month, Campus Dining, $13.43-$16.46 per hour, high school degree or equivalent with four years food service experience, including two years supervisory experience, is required. Must be able to lift/carry 50 pounds and be able to work weekends, holidays and various shifts, including nights. 

Custodian - 10-month, Campus Dining, $13.20-$18.86 per hour, high school degree or equivalent and two years custodial/janitorial experience required. Must have extensive knowledge of methods, materials, chemicals, health and safety requirements, and the use and care of a wide variety of common tools and equipment used in custodial work. Must have a valid California driver license and be able to drive automatic and/or manual transmission vehicles. Must be able to lift/carry 50 pounds.

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.