Cal Poly News Releases

Earlier news releases are archived through Cal Poly Kennedy Library.

2018 News Releases

February 2018

2/21/18 Campus Dining Supports Students Through the One Million Acts of Good Movement
2/21/18 Cal Poly Announces Associate Vice President for Information Technology
2/21/18 Cal Poly Packaging and Design Students Stand Out Among the World’s Best at Global Competition
2/19/18 New Program Led by Cal Poly and University at Buffalo Researchers Aims to Help Women in STEM Overcome Gender Discrimination
2/15/18 Cal Poly Choirs’ Winter Concert Explores the Theme of Light on March 17
2/15/18 Cal Poly Symphony to Feature Student Soloists and Stockdale High School Symphony Orchestra at Winter Concert March 16
2/14/18 Cal Poly to Host Guest Artist Presentation on Kenyan Folk Music March 12
2/14/18 Cal Poly Professors Awarded a $200,000 Healthy Soils State Grant
2/12/18 Cal Poly to Host Entrepreneurship Forum Focused on New Media on Feb. 27
2/12/18 Cal Poly University Art Gallery to Exhibit ‘The Young Series’ by Amy Touchette
2/12/18 Holocaust Survivor and Social Activist to Speak at Cal Poly
2/08/18 Nineteen Cal Poly Students to be Honored by Lawmakers at State Capitol on Feb. 12
2/08/18 Cal Poly’s Camp PolyHacks Event Works Toward Solutions Through a Social-Entrepreneurship Hackathon
2/08/18 John Salmon Piano Recital of Classical and Jazz Compositions to be Held at Cal Poly March 8
2/07/18 Cal Poly Announces Grant to Improve Access for Low-Income California Students and Increase Campus Diversity
2/06/18 Cal Poly Students’ Cooling System Wins National ASHRAE Design Competition
2/05/18 Cal Poly Wind Band Concert to Feature Two World Premieres on March 3
2/05/18 Cal Poly Celebrates 2018 International Graphic Communication Week
2/02/18 Cal Poly Opens Research Center to Address Student Deaths on College Campuses
2/01/18 Country Artist Aaron Watson to Perform April 14 at the 2018 Poly Royal Rodeo at Cal Poly

January 2018

1/31/18 Cal Poly Dairy Judging Team Earns Top Honors at Southwestern Livestock Exposition
1/31/18 Cal Poly Student Team Takes Second Place at National Home Builders Competition
1/31/18 Cal Poly’s University Jazz Bands to Present ‘Just Jazz’ March 2
1/30/18 Cal Poly Theatre and Dance Department to Present Political Theater Piece ‘The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui’ March 1-3, 8-10
1/30/18 Cal Poly Kinesiology and Public Health Professor Wins CSU Award for Outstanding Scholarship
1/25/18 Cal Poly Arab Music Ensemble to Perform with Guest Artists Feb. 24
1/25/18 Cal Poly Mustang Marching Band to Perform in Chinese New Year Parade Feb. 24 in San Francisco
1/25/18 Poly Royal Rodeo Returns to Alex G. Spanos Stadium April 13-14 at Cal Poly
1/25/18 Cal Poly Architecture Faculty Member Receives Humanitarian Award
1/25/18 Cal Poly to Provide Free Tax Preparation for Underserved Communities Beginning Feb. 3
1/24/18 Cal Poly Dedicates 4.5 Megawatt (AC) Solar Farm
1/17/18 Cal Poly to Host Talk with Longtime Disney Imagineer Tony Baxter on Feb. 9
1/11/18 Cal Poly to Present Free ‘Night at the Mission’ Chamber Concert Feb. 9
1/11/18 Cal Poly Orchesis Dance Company to Present ‘’80s Mix Tape’ Jan. 19-20 and 25-27
1/11/18 Cal Poly Research Finds Strong Support for Ocean Protection Worldwide
1/11/18 Cal Poly Student’s Poster Presentation Earns First Place at MIT Symposium
1/8/18 Cal Poly Collaborative Study Finds Noise from Oil and Gas Operations Stresses Birds and Hinders Their Reproduction
1/8/18 Cal Poly Center Named Finalist for National Entrepreneurship Award 
1/8/18 Cal Poly Named One of Nation’s Best Values by Kiplinger’s Finance Magazine
1/8/18 Trombonist Ralph Sauer to Present Master Class Feb. 3 at Cal Poly
1/8/18 Cal Poly University Art Gallery to Exhibit the Work of a Collective of Veteran Artists Jan. 16-Feb. 9
1/1/18 Cal Poly Float Wins Past Presidents Trophy at 2018 Rose Parade®

2017 News Releases

October 2017

10/30/17 Cal Poly to Host Girl Scouts in Cybersecurity and Internet Safety Course with the California Cyber Training Complex
10/30/17 Cal Poly to Host Entrepreneurship Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility on Nov. 8
10/30/17 Cal Poly in Running for Best Campus Blended Burger in U.S., Voters Could Win $1,000
10/27/17 Cal Poly to Host Timber Sports Competition Nov. 4
10/25/17 Cal Poly to Host Talk with William P. Seeley on Nov. 2
10/24/17 Cal Poly University Art Gallery to Exhibit Video Projections by Casey Reas Nov. 2 to Dec. 1
10/24/17 Cal Poly City and Regional Planning Students Receive 2017 California State Academic Award of Excellence
10/24/17 Cal Poly Dean Appointed to the California State Board of Food and Agriculture
10/23/17 Cal Poly Mathematics Professor Named Teaching Innovator by Chronicle of Higher Education
10/20/17 Beekeeping Experts to Speak on Honey Bee Sustainability Nov. 1 and 8 at Cal Poly
10/20/17 Cal Poly Architecture Students to Exhibit Furniture Designs in 14th Annual Show Nov. 3-4
10/20/17 Cal Poly Pier in Avila Beach Will Open for Public Tours on Oct. 28
10/19/17 Cal Poly Launches World’s First University-Based Cloud Innovation Center Powered by Amazon Web Services
10/17/17 Cal Poly CIE's SLO HotHouse Incubator Program Graduates Six Startup Companies
10/12/17 Cal Poly Bands Begin Season of ‘Earth and Sky’ at Bandfest Concert Nov. 12
10/12/17 Cal Poly Teams Place in National Student Packaging Design Competition
10/03/17 Cal Poly Accounting Club Raises $5,400 for Jack’s Helping Hand
10/03/17 Cal Poly Ethnic Studies and Sociology Student Receives CSU Trustees’ Award
10/03/17 Cal Poly Begins Construction on 4.5 Megawatt (AC) Solar Farm
10/03/17 Cal Poly Arab Music Ensemble to Feature Iranian Music with Guest Artists Nov. 4
10/02/17 Cal Poly Theatre and Dance Department to Present ‘4000 Miles’ Nov. 2-4, 9-11

May 2017

05/31/17 Cal Poly Partners with Woods Humane Society for Hands-On Training in Animal Care
05/30/17 Cal Poly Faculty Member Awarded $250,000 Grant to Preserve Access to Digital History
05/26/17 Cal Poly University Art Gallery to Exhibit the Work of 2017 Graduates
05/26/17 Cal Poly Announces Keynote Speakers for Spring Commencement Ceremonies June 17 and 18
05/25/17 Cal Poly Designated a 2016 Tree Campus USA
05/23/17 Cal Poly Supermileage Team Places Fourth at Shell Eco-Marathon
05/22/17 Cal Poly Architecture Graduate Wins AIA COTE Award in National Student Design Competition 
05/18/17 Cal Poly Names Dean Wendt to Lead College of Science and Mathematics
05/18/17 Cal Poly Adds Seven Startups to SLO HotHouse Summer Accelerator Program
05/17/17 English Grad Student Wins Cal Poly's Academy of American Poets Prize
05/17/17 Public Invited to View Exhibits by Cal Poly College of Architecture and Environmental Design Fifth-Year Graduating Students
05/17/17 Cal Poly Expects More Than 800 Volunteers to Take Part in Annual Service Day May 20 
05/16/17 Cal Poly Names New Student Housing Community in Honor of Northern Chumash Tribe 
05/16/17 Limited Edition Cal Poly Learn by Doing Book Available for Purchase May 19
05/16/17 Cal Poly to Host Talk on Benefits of Aboriginal Burning Practices
05/15/17 Cal Poly's Recent Graduates Report High Levels of Employment, Record Salaries
05/12/17 Cal Poly Rodeo Team Advances to the National Finals
05/12/17 Cal Poly Mechanical Engineering Student Receives Fulbright Award to Study in Slovenia
05/11/17 Cal Poly Students Earn Five Awards at Statewide Research Competition 
05/11/17 Cal Poly Political Science Junior Selected for Panetta Institute for Public Policy's Congressional Internship Program
05/10/17 Cal Poly Choirs and Alumni Bid Farewell to Conductor and Accompanist June 11
05/10/17 Cal Poly to Unveil Diversity-Themed Mural on May 26 at Baker Center
05/10/17 Cal Poly Announces 2017 Learn by Doing Scholar Award Winners
05/09/17 Cal Poly to Host Soil Health Assessment Field Day on May 25 in Turlock
05/08/17 Cal Poly's Trombone Choir to Perform on Campus June 9
05/08/17 Cal Poly Student to Serve on National Agriculture Student Advisory Team
05/05/17 Cal Poly's Jazz Night Concert on June 2 to Highlight Innovative Composers
05/05/17 Cal Poly Wind Bands' Spring Concert Set for June 3
05/05/17 Cal Poly's Strong Showing at Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge is a Singular Achievement
05/05/17 Cal Poly Students Win National Marketing Competition
05/04/17 RSVP XXII:'Wine - A Whimisical Commentary' to be Staged May 30, June 1 at Cal Poly
05/04/17 Cal Poly Hosts Entrepreneurship Forum Focused on Growing a Business in San Luis Obispo May 15
05/04/17 Cal Poly Logging Team Wins Timbersports Competition
05/04/17 Cal Poly's Mustang Media Group Wins More Than 20 Awards at College Media Business and Advertising Managers Annual Contest
05/03/17 Cal Poly Receives CSU-Record $110M Gift from Alumnus William L. Frost
05/02/17 Cal Poly Students to Make Business Analytics Presentations to Oracle Leaders on May 3
05/02/17 Cal Poly to Host Soil Health Assessment Field Day on May 5
05/01/17 Cal Poly Center for Service in Action Receives National Make a Difference Day Award

April 2017

05/31/17 Poet Aman K. Batra to be Featured May 3 at 'Another Type of Groove' Event at Cal Poly
04/28/17 Cal Poly Freshman Named Treasurer of California FFA State Officer Team 
04/28/17 Cal Poly to Host California FFA State Finals Competition May 6
04/26/17 Cal Poly Arab Music Ensemble to Perform with Guest Artists May 27
04/26/17 Laura M. Kramer and Panic Duo to Present Composition Master Class, Recital May 25 at CalPoly
04/26/17 Cal Poly Greek Life Councils Win ‘Best in the West’ Award at National Leadership Conference
04/26/17 Cal Poly Undocumented Student Working Group to Honor Immigrants on May 1
04/26/17 Cal Poly to Host 31st Annual CSU Research Competition April 28-29
04/25/17 Cal Poly to Present ‘All That Brass’ Concert May 23
04 /25/17 Cal Poly Theatre and Dance Departments Presents ‘Stupid F**king Bird’ May 11-13, 18-20
04 /20/17 Cal Poly Shines in Latest Return-on-Investment Report
04/20/17 Cal Poly Open House Community Flower Show Bestows “Best of Show” to Santa Margarita Resident
04/20/17 Cal Poly to Present an Evening of Woodwind and String Chamber Music May 19
04/20/17 Cal Poly’s A Cappella Ensemble That’s the Key to Perform May 19-20
04/19/17 Cal Poly to Build Solar Farm as Part of Net Zero Plan
04/17/17 Muslim Scholar Dalia Mogahed to Speak April 29 at Cal Poly
04/17/17 Get Ready to Go Crazy for Tomato Mania Plant Sale April 22-23 at Cal Poly
04/17/17 Cal Poly’s Polyrhythmics to Perform on Campus May 16
04/14/17 Cal Poly University Art Gallery to Exhibit Student Art April 20 to May 19
04/13/17 Cal Poly Pier in Avila Beach Open to Tours on May 6
04/13/17 Cal Poly Student Aims to Set International Land Speed Record in Solar-Powered Vehicle
04/13/17 Cal Poly Receives STARS Silver Rating for Sustainability Achievements
04/10/17 Cal Poly Mock Trial Team Earns Bid to Compete at National Championship
04/10/17 Pianist W. Terrence Spiller to Perform Beethoven Sonatas May 12 at Cal Poly
04/10/17 Cal Poly Business Students Finish Second in Annual Finance Competition
04/06/17 Cal Poly Technology Park Welcomes Healthcare IQ
04/05/17 Cal Poly Packaging Program to Host Fresh Produce Packaging Seminar May 22 to 24
04/05/17 Cal Poly Alumna to Present on Gershwin’s Concerto in F on May 5
04/05/17 Cal Poly Computing Power for Student Learning Gets a High-Performance Boost
04/03/17 Cal Poly University Art Gallery to Exhibit Student-Built Furniture April 4-8

March 2017

03/30/17 Cal Poly Team Wins Grand Prize at Annual Graphic Arts Conference
03/29/17 Cal Poly Seeking Entrants for Annual Community Flower Show
03/27/17 Cal Poly’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design Announces Open House Highlights
03/27/17 Cal Poly Students Place High at a National Supply Chain Competition
03/23/17 Cal Poly Welcomes Community to Open House on April 6-8
03/23/17 Cal Poly Soil Judging Team Named Regional Champions
03/23/17 Cal Poly Construction Management Students Dominate National Competition with Wins in Four Categories
03/22/17 Donation Funds HD Upgrade to Student-Run TV Studio at Cal Poly
03/20/17 NASA Team Leader to Discuss Missions to Pluto and Jupiter on April 12 at Cal Poly
03/17/17 Cal Poly Polo Women’s and Men’s Teams Advance to Nationals
03/17/17 Cal Poly Kennedy Library to Display ‘Between the Bars’ Art Exhibit April 6-June 9
03/17/17 Carbon Farm Planning Workshop to Be Offered Aprilt 12 at Cal Poly’s Swanton Pacific Ranch
03/17/17 Cal Poly’s Mustang Media Group Wins More Than 20 Awards at National College Media Convention
03/17/17 Cal Poly Society of Women Engineers Names Five Outstanding Members
03/15/17 California Community Foundation to Offer $2 Million in Scholarships to Benefit Underrepresented Minority Students at Cal Poly
03/14/17 Cal Poly Partners with the Governor’s Office to Host Statewide Cybersecurity Competition
03/14/17 Cal Poly Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics Receives Diversity Award
03/10/17 Cal Poly Students on Winning Teams at the Western Regional Dairy Challenge Competition
03/09/17 Cal Poly Open House Recital Set for April 8
03/09/17 Soil Foodweb Pioneer Elaine Ingham to Lead Workshop on Building Healthy Soils
03/06/17 Cal Poly Named Top Producer of Faculty Fulbright Scholars Among Nation’s Public and Private Master’s Universities and Colleges
03/06/17 Longtime Cal Poly Supporters Pledge $1.5 million to Support J.G. Boswell Agricultural Technology Center
03/02/17 Cal Poly Student Wins First Runner-Up at Young Farmers and Ranchers Meet
03/02/17 Cal Poly Student Opera Theatre to Present Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ April 7-8
03/02/17 Cal Poly Announces Scott Dawson to Return as Orfalea College of Business Dean
03/01/17 District Attorney, Cal Poly and Cal Guard Announce New Statewide Partnership to Combat Cyber Crime in California

February 2017

02/24/17 Cal Poly Announces New Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Inclusion
02/24/17 Cal Poly Welcomes Esteemed Bonsai Artist Ryan Neil on Feb. 28
02/23/17 Cal Poly Student Affairs Among Most Promising Places to Work in 2017
02/23/17 Cal Poly Students to Screen Short Films at the 23rd SLO International Film Festival
02/21/17 Cal Poly to Screen ‘Paper Tigers’ Documentary on Trauma-Informed Education Feb. 27
02/17/17 Cal Poly University Art Gallery to Exhibit Works by Sarajevo Photographer Milomir Kovačević
02/17/17 Cal Poly Dean Phil Bailey to Serve as 2017 Open House Grand Marshal in April
02/16/17 Cal Poly’s Western Bonanza Junior Livestock Show to Run Feb. 17-19 in Paso Robles
02/15/17 Cal Poly Arab Music Ensemble to Perform with Guest Artists March 18
02/15/17 Cal Poly Wind Bands’ Winter Concert Set for March 17
02/13/17 Cal Poly Theatre and Dance Department to Present ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ Feb. 23-25 and March 2-4
02/13/17 Cal Poly to Host the State of the Organic Industry Panel on March 2
02/13/17 Cal Poly Economics Professor and Research Team Receive Nearly $500,000 USDA Grant to Study Solutions to Food Waste
02/10/17 Cal Poly Students to be Honored by Lawmakers at State Capitol on Feb. 13
02/07/17 Cal Poly Symphony to Feature Student Soloists and Music from Animated Movies at Winter Concert March 5
02/07/17 Cal Poly Interdisciplinary Team Ranks High at Construction Management Competition
02/03/17 Celebrated Author, Educator Frank Romano Returns to Cal Poly in Winter 2017 as Research Professor from Industry
02/02/17 Cal Poly to Host Packaging Industry Symposium Feb. 9
02/02/17 Cal Poly Choirs to Perform ‘Conductor’s Choice’ on March 4
02/02/17 Cal Poly Study Reveals Resilience of Coastal Ecosystems
02/02/17 Cal Poly Named One of Nation’s Best Values by Kiplinger’s Finance Magazine

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