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Country Singer Carly Pearce to Perform April 18 at Cal Poly

Feb 28, 2020


Concert is Part of 2020 Poly Royal Rodeo

SAN LUIS OBISPO – Carly Pearce, a nominee for the Country Music Association’s 2019 new artist of the year, will take the stage as the headline musical performance during the 80th annual Poly Royal Rodeo Saturday, April 18, at Cal Poly’s Alex G. Spanos Stadium. Pearce will perform after the Poly Royal Cinch Chute Out.

16 Cal Poly Students to be Honored by Lawmakers at State Capitol on March 2

Feb 27, 2020


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Sixteen Cal Poly students will be recognized for their awards and other accomplishments by state lawmakers on the floors of the state Assembly and Senate in Sacramento on Monday, March 2.

Cal Poly Students Imagine New Uses for Harford Pier in Avila Beach

Feb 24, 2020


Cal Poly architecture and architectural engineering students connect their cardboard models of the Harford Pier. On Feb. 28, their drawings and models will be on display for the campus community and public to view.
SAN LUIS OBISPO — From picnic areas to paddle-in camping sites, Cal Poly students are envisioning what amenities could be added over, under and on top of the Harford Pier in Avila Beach.

Nearly 250 Cal Poly architecture and architectural engineering first-year students are involved in a project this winter quarter to analyze, imagine and design new uses for the 1,320-foot-long pier, in part by adding 20 feet on each side of it. 

Their work — including drawings and 30-foot models — will be available for the public to view from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 in three locations in the Architecture and Environmental Design Building (No. 5): the Berg Gallery and the Neel Resource Center, both located on the ground floor, and the college’s lobby, in Room 212. 

Cal Poly Choirs’ ‘Traditions’ Concert to Feature Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble on March 15

Feb 20, 2020


PolyPhonics, Cal Poly’s premiere choir, will conclude the March 15 program.
SAN LUIS OBISPO — All four of Cal Poly’s choral ensembles will perform at the Cal Poly Choirs’ winter concert, “Traditions,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 15, in Miossi Hall of the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center.

Cal Poly Arab Music Ensemble to Host Iranian and Tajik Guest Artists in March 14 Concert

Feb 20, 2020


The Arab Music Ensemble performs at past concerts.
SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Arab Music Ensemble and guest artists will perform a program of Arab, Iranian and Tajik music that includes popular dance from the Eastern Mediterranean at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, in Spanos Theatre on campus.

Cal Poly Alumnus to Discuss Journey From the Fields to Apple Inc. on March 12

Feb 20, 2020


Enrique Diaz speaks to younger students about STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) careers and the importance of going to college.
SAN LUIS OBISPO — A Cal Poly alumnus and former undocumented immigrant will discuss his journey from 6-year-old field worker to 46-year-old retired Apple engineer in a presentation at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 12 in the Advanced Technologies Laboratory (No. 7) on campus.

San Luis Obispo High School Wins Central Coast VEX ‘Tower Takeover’ Tournament at Cal Poly

Feb 18, 2020


Team will advance to state finals held March 7 in Bakersfield

 Bryce North-Wilson, Alex Reading and Sahil Gavandi, who served as driver and programmer on the team.
SAN LUIS OBISPO — A robotics team from San Luis Obispo High School won the 2020 California Central Coast VEX “Tower Takeover” Tournament — a regional qualifier held at Cal Poly for the state championship — edging out 40 other teams from nearly 20 high schools across the Golden State.

Poly Royal Rodeo Celebrates 80 Years on April 17 and 18 at Cal Poly

Feb 14, 2020


Tickets available Saturday, Feb. 15

Rodeo
SAN LUIS OBISPO — The 80th annual Poly Royal Rodeo will once again be staged in Cal Poly’s premiere arena, Alex G. Spanos Stadium, bringing a lively performance to commemorate eight decades of history.

Flutist Marley Eder to Present a Free Workshop March 6 at Cal Poly

Feb 12, 2020


Marley Eder
SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Music Department will host flutist Marley Eder for a performance workshop at 3 p.m. Friday, March 6, in Room 218 in the Davidson Music Center (No. 45) on campus.

Cal Poly History Professor Earns International Book Prize

Feb 12, 2020


Molly Loberg
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly History Professor Molly Loberg was recently awarded the Hans Rosenberg Book Prize for her book titled “The Struggle for the Streets of Berlin: Politics, Consumption, and Urban Space, 1914-1945.” 

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