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Cal Poly to Implement Out-Of-State Fee to Improve Access for Low-Income and First-Generation California Students

Sep 13, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly today announced that it will implement a new fee aimed at increasing access to academically qualified low-income and first-generation undergraduate students in California. The funds will improve the quality of the university’s Learn by Doing education by creating greater access to Cal Poly for a broader range of qualified prospective students, resulting in a more diverse and intercultural on-campus experience for all students. 

The Cal Poly Opportunity Fee will be assessed on all newly enrolled out-of-state undergraduate students starting in fall 2019 and will be phased in over four years. All current students will be exempt from the fee. 

The new fee will result in the expansion of the Cal Poly Scholars program and provide financial assistance for high-achieving California students who meet Cal Poly’s rigorous academic admission requirements but can’t afford to attend the university. 

Cal Poly Named Best in the West by U.S. News for 26th Consecutive Year

Sep 10, 2018


Latest ranking follows No. 1 showing in Forbes Best Colleges list

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Cal Poly has been named the best public, master’s-level university in the West by U.S. News & World Report’s annual America’s Best Colleges guidebook for the 26th straight year.

The 2019 guidebook lists Cal Poly in 12th place overall in the West for all regional universities. The Western regional list includes public and private institutions in 15 states that provide “a full range of undergraduate and master’s-level programs but few doctoral programs.” (Universities that grant doctoral degrees, such as those in the University of California system, are listed in a separate category.)

The U.S. News ranking comes on the heels of Forbes naming Cal Poly the No. 1 public masters-level university in California.

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Cal Poly Named California’s Best Public-Master’s University by Forbes

Aug 23, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly has again been named the best public-master’s university in California in the annual Forbes Top Colleges rankings, released this week.
 
Cal Poly was listed seventh in the state on the America’s Top Colleges list among public universities, behind first-place UC Berkeley and University of California campuses at Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Davis and Irvine — all highly active research institutions that offer doctorate degrees as well as bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Cal Poly, PG&E and the yak tityu tityu yak tiłhini — Northern Chumash Tribe to Receive State Preservation History Award for Efforts to Restore Site of Native American Village Near Diablo Canyon

Sep 21, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — A project to preserve the former site of a Native American village near Diablo Canyon Power Plant by a Cal Poly archaeology professor and his students, Pacific Gas and Electric, and the yak tityu tityu yak tiłhini — Northern Chumash Tribe will receive a 2018 Governor’s Historic Preservation Award in November.

“It was very much a cooperative effort between all of us,” said Terry Jones, an archaeologist and chair of Cal Poly’s Social Sciences Department. “I was very pleased and honored to receive the recognition. We worked very hard on the materials from that particular site — both in the field and in laboratory analysis.”

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Cal Poly Music Faculty Showcase Recital on Oct. 19

Sep 20, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Music Department will present a faculty showcase recital at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, in Room 218 of the Davidson Music Center (No. 45) on campus.

Recital coordinator Christopher J. Woodruff said the intent of the recital is to enable music students to see their instructors perform.

“The recital provides an opportunity to showcase the rich talent embodied by the breadth of Cal Poly applied faculty who devote so much time and energy to our music students,” Woodruff said. “It’s also a chance to introduce some of our new faculty to the San Luis Obispo music community.”

Cal Poly Student Floral Design Team Ranks Third in the Nation

Sep 20, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO – The Cal Poly Floral Design Team ranked third in the nation at the American Institute of Floral Designer’s (AIFD) 2018 Student Floral Design Competition held in Washington, D.C.
 
Alyssa Snow, a junior majoring in agricultural science from Galt, California, placed first in the wedding bouquet category and fourth place in the fashion flower category. She placed third overall in the competition. Allana Childs, who graduated in June with a degree in agricultural and environmental sciences, took third in the interpretive design category and eighth place for her wedding bouquet.

Cal Poly Universities’ 71st Rose Float Entry, ‘Far Out Frequencies,’ Will Be Out of This World

Sep 19, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly Rose Float announced the 2019 Cal Poly Universities’ Rose Float entry, “Far Out Frequencies,” featuring a pair of astronauts and a handful of alien friends on another planet communicating through music.

The design was the top choice, from 150 submitted entries, of the Cal Poly Rose Float team and their counterparts in Pomona at California State Polytechnic University.

Cal Poly Research Center Launches Benchmark Survey on Student Health, Safety Issues

Sep 18, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — With Us — The National Network for Peer Accountability at Cal Poly has launched a new student benchmark survey today to help California public universities learn more about critical health and safety issues impacting students.

The National College Student Bystander Benchmark Survey partners with universities in the California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) systems to gain a better understanding of student perceptions, experiences and bystander intervention actions around:

From Gang to Mustang: Cal Poly Aerospace Student Shares His Comeback Story

Sep 17, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — As he prepares for another school year at Cal Poly, aerospace engineering student Jeffrey Aparicio doesn’t have to go far for a reminder of his dark past: All he has to do is look at some of the tattoos on his body.
 
“Every time I look at my gang tattoos, I remember how I’ve come so far,” he said.
 
While Aparicio committed crimes ranging from armed robbery to residential burglary as a member of a Sacramento gang, he has since turned his life around. And today he gives back by inspiring others with his comeback story.

Cal Poly Contributes to National Study that Finds Ways to Reduce Excess Weight Gain in Pregnancy

Sep 14, 2018


Diet and exercise help women with overweight and obesity limit weight gain during pregnancy, national study reports

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly contributed to a large, national study that found lifestyle interventions can help pregnant women with overweight and obesity reduce unhealthy weight gain during pregnancy.

Gaining excessive weight during pregnancy increases the risk of serious delivery and birth complications for mothers and their babies, and these risks are compounded in women with obesity.

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