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Cal Poly Employees Donate More than 400 Toys to Jack’s Helping Hand

Dec 11, 2017


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Children with cancer and other special needs in the community will receive toys and gift cards that were donated by Cal Poly employees.

University faculty and staff and Associated Students Inc. and Cal Poly Corporation employees donated more than 400 toys and $300 in gift cards during a Dec. 7 holiday reception hosted on campus by Cal Poly President Jeffrey D. Armstrong and his wife, Sharon.

Cal Poly Seeks Entries for First Ever Central California Angel Conference

Dec 4, 2017


SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Startups could receive up to $200,000 in angel-backed investments by applying for the Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s (CIE) Small Business Development Center (SBDC) 2018 Angel Conference.

Entrepreneurs looking to participate must apply by Jan. 31. The cost is $99, which includes entrance and dinner for two to the March 29 event. Apply online at bit.ly/ccangelconference.

Cal Poly Professor Named One of the World’s Most Impactful Scientific Researchers

Dec 1, 2017


SAN LUIS OBISPO — The head of Cal Poly’s Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences Department in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences has been named to the 2017 list of Highly Cited Researchers. 

Professor Gregory Brown was included on the annual list produced by Clarivate Analytics, which recognizes the most frequently cited researchers spanning the globe in 21 fields of the sciences and social sciences, representing leading researchers whose papers have supported, influenced, inspired, and challenged others.

Cal Poly Construction Management Students Place Second in International Competition

Dec 1, 2017


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Two Cal Poly construction management students recently took second place in the fifth annual Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Region 8 International Student Competition. Kelly Williams and Carlye Cunningham were challenged to assume the role of contractor in the refurbishment of a 114-year-old building in Liverpool, England.

Cal Poly Annual Poinsettia Sale to Start Dec. 1

Nov 28, 2017


SAN LUIS OBISPO —  Cal Poly’s annual poinsettia sale, with more than 2,000 plants and dozens of varieties and colors, will kick off this weekend, Dec. 1-3, at Poly Plant Shop and will run through mid-December.

Cal Poly Honors Students Provide a Fall Bounty to GleanSLO

Nov 17, 2017



SAN LUIS OBISPO — A group of 18 Cal Poly Honors Program students and a faculty member helped harvest more than 1,000 pounds of bell peppers during a recent gleaning project at Talley Farms in Arroyo Grande.

GleanSLO, a program of the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County that brings together volunteers to salvage produce that would otherwise go to waste, received the fall bounty.

Cal Poly Fall 2017 Commencement Set for Dec. 9

Nov 17, 2017


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Nearly 1,000 students are eligible to graduate in three ceremonies at Cal Poly’s 34th annual fall commencement Saturday, Dec. 9. Ceremonies are set for 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the Cal Poly Recreation Center.

The theme for this year’s commencement is “Mustangs Forever.” The ceremonies will include a retrospective slideshow of the graduating students during the processional, the “proud pinning” ceremony and a celebratory surprise.

Cal Poly Campus Sustainability Efforts Recognized by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

Nov 13, 2017


National organization singles out upper-division solar energy class and student-run food cooperative

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly has been recognized for its campus sustainability efforts by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education in an annual report honoring top-performing colleges and universities.

The 2017 Sustainable Campus Index singled out best practices in schools overall and in 17 sustainability impact areas, as measured by STARS — the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System. The report, released Nov. 6, also highlighted innovative and high-impact initiatives from institutions that submitted STARS reports in the 12 months prior to July 1, 2017.

Cal Poly Wins First Place at Timber Sports Competition

Nov 9, 2017


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s logging team, an intercollegiate team of male and female students involved in traditional forestry field skills, won first place at the Cal Conclave collegiate logging competition held Nov. 4 at Cal Poly.

Cal Poly Unveils Interactive E-book Version of ‘More than a Motto’

Nov 8, 2017


Book Explores University’s Learn by Doing Methodology

SAN LUIS OBISPO — An interactive e-book version of “More than a Motto: The Meaning Behind Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing Signature” is available free online, with additional content not included in the print edition.

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