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‘RSVP XXIII: Fatherland’ to be Staged May 29, 31 at Cal Poly

May 1, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Music Department’s student production ensemble RSVP will stage the production “RSVP XXIII: Fatherland” at 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, May 29 and 31, in the Performing Arts Center Pavilion.
 
Marking the 23rd season of the transmedia series, this year’s production celebrates electroacoustic diversity, compositional risk and belonging.

Cal Poly to Present ‘All That Brass’ Concert May 25

May 1, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Brass Ensembles will present “All That Brass” at 5 p.m. Friday, May 25, at the San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church.

The centerpiece for the concert is the Concerto for Brass and Percussion by Australian composer Paul Terracini. “The work ranges from boisterous to reverent and is a showcase for our amazing music students,” said Brass Ensemble Director Christopher J. Woodruff.

Cal Poly’s Campus Health and Wellbeing Hosting Second Annual Wellness Month

May 1, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Campus Health and Wellbeing department will hold its second annual Wellness Month throughout May.
 
The 31-day event, beginning May 1, celebrates the university’s wellness efforts with a variety of events and activities that focus on multiple aspects of healthy living, including: community well-being, social relationships, emotional health, career development, academic success, financial well-being and physical health. Students, faculty and staff can register individually or as a team to participate in activities and win prizes throughout the month.

Cal Poly Arab Music Ensemble to Perform with Guest Artists May 26

Apr 27, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Arab Music Ensemble and guest artists will perform a program of music and dance from the Eastern Mediterranean and larger region at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 26, in the Spanos Theatre on campus.
 
With a membership that represents a wide range of majors on campus and professions off campus, the Cal Poly Arab Music Ensemble is a multi-instrumental orchestra and choir with vocal and instrumental soloists.

Cal Poly’s Mustang Media Group Wins 15 National Awards at CMBAM

Apr 27, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Mustang Media Group (MMG), the Cal Poly Journalism Department’s student-run media group, received national recognition with 15 awards during the College Media Business and Advertising Managers (CMBAM) annual 2018 awards ceremony.
 
Three of the awards — including two first-place titles — went to individual Cal Poly students.

Cal Poly Theatre and Dance Department to Present Slasher Comedy ‘Hookman’ in May

Apr 25, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Theatre and Dance Department will present Lauren Yee’s existential slasher comedy “Hookman” at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, May 10-12 and 17-19, in the Spanos Theatre on campus.
 
“Hookman” follows a group of women as they navigate their freshman year of college, exploring significant issues confronting students today in a manner that is simultaneously familiar and surreal. “Transitioning from home to university can prove challenging — especially when facing homesickness, roommate relationships, and an urban legend stalking those around you,” said Josh Machamer, chair of Cal Poly’s Theatre and Dance Department.

Cal Poly’s Architectural Engineering Program Wins National Award

Apr 25, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Architectural Engineering (ARCE) Department has earned the 2018 American Society of Civil Engineers Walter LeFevre Award, recognizing the program’s efforts to promote the highest professional standards in licensures, ethics and professionalism.
 
The national award was established in 2007 and is given annually to a civil, architectural or construction engineering program accredited by ABET (formerly known as Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology). This is the first year Cal Poly’s ARCE Department has won the award — it was recognized with an honorable mention in 2016 and 2017.

Cal Poly Political Science Junior Selected for Panetta Institute for Public Policy’s Congressional Internship Program

Apr 25, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — A political science major seeking to study law is Cal Poly’s 2018 representative to the Panetta Institute for Public Policy’s Congressional Internship Program. The program gives students the opportunity to work and study in Washington, D.C.
 
Philip “RJ” Abarquez, 21, will spend two weeks in August training at the Panetta Institute at California State University at Monterey Bay, followed by 11 weeks in the nation’s capital working full time in the office of a congressional representative.

The junior from San Jose, Calif., is among twenty-six students from around the Golden State taking part in the program. Participants were nominated by their respective campus presidents.

Cal Poly and County Food Bank to Host Food Distribution Site April 24

Apr 23, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Campus Health and Wellbeing is partnering with the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County to host an on-campus food distribution site from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, near Mott lawn.

Cal Poly students, faculty, staff and members of the public in need of nutritious foods are eligible for the assistance.

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Christopher J. Woodruff Named Cal Poly’s Director of Bands

Apr 23, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly Interim Director of Bands Christopher J. Woodruff will become Cal Poly’s director of bands effective Sept. 13.

Woodruff, who is serving as interim director of bands for the 2017-18 school year, has been associate director of bands since 2006.

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