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Cal Poly Values and Salutes its Veterans on West’s One of the Most Vet-Friendly Campuses

Nov 7, 2019


University’s Center for Military-Connected Students is a key to veterans’ success; members will paint landmark Cal Poly P red Nov. 10 to honor counterparts deployed overseas

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s veterans center has helped bolster the university’s standing as one of the most veteran-friendly schools in the western U.S.

This fall U.S. News & World Report named Cal Poly the best public, master’s-level university in the West in its annual America’s Best Colleges guidebook.

Cal Poly’s Administration and Finance Division Earn State Awards for Sustainability Efforts

Nov 7, 2019


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Statewide sustainability awards continue to stack up for Cal Poly’s solar farm and other efforts to move the campus toward net zero status.

The university was honored for its innovative sustainability practices with three awards from two statewide organizations between July and October.

Cal Poly Choirs to Present Third Annual ‘Holiday Kaleidoscope’ on Dec. 7

Nov 6, 2019


SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Choirs will continue its tradition of community collaboration in a performance with two local student choirs in the third annual “Holiday Kaleidoscope” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in Miossi Hall of the Performing Arts Center.

Cal Poly Symphony Opens Season with ‘Teamwork’ on Dec. 6

Nov 6, 2019


SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Symphony celebrates the many kinds of teamwork that are uniquely possible at Cal Poly in its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in Miossi Hall in the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center.

Cal Poly Professors to Develop Food Safety Training Program for Leafy Greens Growers with $214,000 Grant

Nov 6, 2019


Partnership with Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria Aims to Tackle Food Safety Challenges

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Each year an estimated 48 million people get sick from foodborne illnesses in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A two-year collaborative project between professors at Cal Poly and Allan Hancock College, a community college in Santa Maria, aims to reduce that number.

Cal Poly Awarded $340,000 Grant to Analyze and Innovate Cybersecurity Solutions for Space Satellites

Nov 4, 2019


SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Cal Poly has received a $340,091 grant to conduct a “Space Operations Challenge” series utilizing the university’s Digital Transformation Hub and California Cybersecurity Institute aimed to increase safety and security of thousands of satellites currently in orbit.

Cal Poly Receives STARS Gold Rating for Sustainability Achievements

Nov 1, 2019


University participates in national recognition program for the second time the university, improving from 2017 Silver Rating


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly has earned a STARS Gold Rating — the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s second highest honor — in recognition of the university’s sustainability achievements.

Cal Poly Team Wins National Student Food Marketing Challenge

Oct 31, 2019


Several students from Cal Poly’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences showcased their marketing expertise in a real-world setting and won first place in a national food marketing challenge Oct. 19-20. Cal Poly’s team took first place for the second year in a row at the Food Distribution Research Society’s National Student Food Marketing Challenge in Seattle.

Cal Poly Architecture Students to Exhibit at 16th Annual Vellum/CAED Furniture Design Exhibition Nov. 1-2

Oct 29, 2019



SAN LUIS OBISPO — Nearly 200 Cal Poly architecture students will compete for a trip to Milan, Italy, at the 16th annual Vellum/CAED Furniture Design Exhibition on Nov. 1-2 in downtown San Luis Obispo.

Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to Host 10th Annual Elevator Pitch Competition Forum on Nov. 4

Oct 28, 2019


SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will host the 10th annual Elevator Pitch Competition Forum — a fast-paced contest for Cal Poly, Cuesta College and Allan Hancock College entrepreneurs — on Monday, Nov. 4, in the Performing Arts Center on campus.

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