Staff Council

Staff Appreciation Week

Staff Appreciation Week 2022

May 23-26, 2022

Staff Council is delighted to announce Staff Appreciation Week is back with in-person events! All staff is invited to join the luncheon on May 26 and workshops throughout the week. Please scroll down for more informaton and registration below the flyer.

SAW 2022

Registration for both workshops and luncheon is now open. Please click each event for Eventbrite link. Registration will close on May 19 at 6 pm.

Join our ASI Campus Rec Personal Training team in a low-intensity stretch class to relieve tight muscles from top to bottom. All equipment will be provided. Loose, comfortable clothing is highly recommended but not required.

Class Capacity: 10 people per class

Location: BSC Andromeda


6 Sessions to pick from!

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  • Monday May 23: 12pm – 12:25, 12:30pm – 12:55pm (Instructor Iván, Fitness Manager)
  • Wednesday May 25: 5pm – 5:25pm, 5:30-5:55pm (Instructor Renae Garcia, Personal Trainer)
  • Friday May 27: 9am – 9:25am, 9:30am – 9:55am (Instructor Renae Garcia, Personal Trainer)

Host: Jillian Gomez

Date: Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am

Location: The Commons at the Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies (bldg. 209)

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Food waste is a major contributor to greenhouse gasses and is bad for the environment and your pocketbook. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to cut back on food waste at home. This workshop will start by exploring the culinary side of things, giving tips and tricks for using up produce scraps, preserving overripe fruit, and other ways to "upcycle" your food waste in the kitchen. We will then look at ways to turn whatever is left into a rich soil amendment via small, home-scale composting methods (no backyard or smelly piles required). Learn how to reduce your carbon footprint and make the most of your food!


Date: Wednesday, May 25th, 2022

Time: 11:00 - 11:50 am and 12:00 -12:50 pm (2 sessions)

Location: University Library, 15-4829

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Design your own charm bracelet, the Cal Poly way, learn by doing.

$5.00 materials fee, taken at the beginning of the workshop, either cash or Venmo.

Host: Scott Kim

Date: Wednesday, May 25th, 2022

Time: 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Location: Building 79-147 Auditorium at Collins College

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*For those unable to attend, a Zoom link will be live on the day of the event. Please return on May 25 at 2 pm to access the Zoom link.


  • Tomato and Basil Bruschetta
  • Sausage and Kale Crostini
  • Hand-Made Fresh Egg Pasta
  • Fresh Pasta with Butter and Parmesan Cheese Sauce

This menu will demonstrate a few easy-to-prepare items that will WOW! your family and guests!

These items are great for the Spring, but also great anytime!

Cooking Methods Demonstrated:

  • Knife Skills and Safety, Proper kitchen Sanitation, and Food Safety
  • Saute, Pan Wilting of leafy greens
  • Pasta Dough, Pasta Machine Rolling and Cutting Techniques
  • "Italian" Method Pasta Dish, Pasta Cooking, Condiment Making”




Host: Andrea (Andy) Handy

Date: Thursday, May 26th, 2022

Time: 10:30 - 11:30 am

Location: President’s Room, Student Services Building 121-1967

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Thinking about preparing wedding flowers can seem arduous and intimidating. When I did it for the first time that’s how I felt. Bridal bouquets and boutonnieres can be costly especially if you are on a budget, which has led me to be one of my favorite hobbies! Whether it is your own wedding or that of a friend, relative, or loved one I’ll show you how to make your own, in a way that will save you money and look fabulous.

During this session I will give you simple steps for beginners, to add to an already joyous occasion. I will cover how to make your own homemade floral wedding bouquets and boutonnieres. You will have an opportunity to watch a bouquet being built and acquire some hands-on practice as you create your own boutonniere to take with you.

The event is in the SSD 121-1967, there is a materials fee of $5.00 per person that will either be collected as cash or Venmo.

Date: Thursday, May 26th, 2022

Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm (choose 1 of 2 sessions)

  • Session 1: 11:30 am
  • Session 2: 12:15 pm

Location: Centerpointe

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Cal Poly staff are invited to Staff Appreciation Luncheon on May 26 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm at Centerpointe dining. There are two sessions for staff to sign up for to maintain food freshness and to have lunch available for those who can’t attend at the beginning of the luncheon.

All staff who sign up for the lunch will be automatically entered into a drawing for giveaways announced during lunch. Winners do not need to be present to win but will have to respond within 24 hours once they have been notified in order to receive the prize. If no response, a new winner will be picked.


Host: Michele Cairella-Fillmore

Date: Thursday, May 26th, 2022

Time: 1:00-  1:50 pm, 2:00 - 2:50 pm, and 3:00 - 3:50 pm (3 sessions)

Location: University Library, Huntley Gallery, 15-4435

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Take a tour of the Huntley Gallery's current show "Treasures of Fauxtopia Artifacts, Memorabilia and Souvenirs from The Most Believable Place on Earth" with Guest Curator, and Visual Communications Design Prof., Ray Kampf, and Galleries Curator, Michele Cairella Fillmore. "Fauxtopia" is a whimsical theme park that relives distorted memories of the past, while savoring the challenge of understanding the present. His "park" is made up of the ideals, dreams and the fuzzy facts which have re-created reality...with the hope that it will be a source of edutainment for everyone who visits. Though sarcastic and ironic, this show is hopeful...pointing toward possible solutions, while provoking viewers to think. While taking a ride through the subconscious of 20th-century Americana, Kampf uses visual puns, surprising juxtapositions, and comments on commentary as tools, knowing that the best way to make a point is through humor: the sharpest jokes sometimes reveal a difficult truth. His illustrations are whimsical, funny, silly, and urbane. He explores and engages while asking us to look deeper at graphic art, revealing what we find there is often challenging, yet always touching.