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From Gang to Mustang: Cal Poly Aerospace Student Shares His Comeback Story

Sep 17, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — As he prepares for another school year at Cal Poly, aerospace engineering student Jeffrey Aparicio doesn’t have to go far for a reminder of his dark past: All he has to do is look at some of the tattoos on his body.
 
“Every time I look at my gang tattoos, I remember how I’ve come so far,” he said.
 
While Aparicio committed crimes ranging from armed robbery to residential burglary as a member of a Sacramento gang, he has since turned his life around. And today he gives back by inspiring others with his comeback story.

Cal Poly Contributes to National Study that Finds Ways to Reduce Excess Weight Gain in Pregnancy

Sep 14, 2018


Diet and exercise help women with overweight and obesity limit weight gain during pregnancy, national study reports

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly contributed to a large, national study that found lifestyle interventions can help pregnant women with overweight and obesity reduce unhealthy weight gain during pregnancy.

Gaining excessive weight during pregnancy increases the risk of serious delivery and birth complications for mothers and their babies, and these risks are compounded in women with obesity.

Cal Poly’s Mustang Media Group Named ACP Newspaper Pacemaker Finalist

Sep 14, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Mustang Media Group, the Cal Poly Journalism Department’s student-run media organization, received national recognition this week with its first Newspaper Pacemaker finalist nomination from the Associated Collegiate Press’ (ACP) 2018 competition.

The Pacemaker Awards, collegiate journalism’s pre-eminent awards, are granted by the Associated Collegiate Press, a national college media association, and have been presented annually since 1927. The Newspaper Pacemaker finalists uphold the highest standards in college student media and are evaluated on journalism content, coverage and design, according to the organization’s website.

Cal Poly Biology Student to Receive CSU Trustees’ Award and $6,000 Scholarship

Sep 10, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — A Cal Poly biology junior who plans to pursue a career in emergency medicine has received a 2018 California State University Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement.

The Outstanding Achievement Awards are presented annually to one student from each of the CSU system’s 23 campuses. David Denisov, 20, from Citrus Heights, Calif., like his counterparts throughout the state, was selected for superior academic performance, personal accomplishments, community service and financial need.

As part of the recognition, he will receive a $6,000 scholarship as one of the state’s William Randolph Hearst Scholars.

Cal Poly Campus Dining to Switch to Compostable Paper Straws

Sep 10, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Campus Dining is making the switch to paper straws beginning with the 2018-19 academic year, taking another step toward the university’s zero waste goal.

The move away from plastic straws to a more recyclable alternative supports Cal Poly’s commitment to sustainability as the university works toward diverting 80 percent of its consumer waste away from landfills by 2020.

Cal Poly Week of Welcome Set for Sept. 16-23

Sep 10, 2018


WOW Kicks-off academic year with educational presentations and activates 

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Nearly 5,500 freshmen and transfer students are expected to kick off Cal Poly’s 2018-19 academic year by participating in the university’s Week of Welcome — known as WOW — from Sunday to Sunday, Sept. 16-23.

New Cal Poly students will move into campus residence halls Friday through Saturday, Sept. 14-15; continuing students will move in Sunday through Wednesday, Sept. 16-19.

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Cal Poly Music Department Presents ‘Brahms Songs’ Oct. 6

Sep 6, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Music Department will present “Brahms Songs,” a faculty lecture-recital at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in Room 218 of the Davidson Music Center (No. 45) on campus.

 David Arrivée will begin the presentation with a talk about Johannes Brahms and his compositions. Katherine Arthur, soprano, and Paul Woodring, piano, will perform two sets of eight Brahms songs. Between the sets, Woodring will perform the Intermezzo in A Major, one of Brahms best-loved short piano pieces.

Cal Poly to Host Demo Day Event on Sept. 14

Aug 30, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) will host its annual Demo Day on Friday, Sept. 14, at the Fremont Theater in downtown San Luis Obispo.
 
The event culminates CIE’s 2018 HotHouse Summer Accelerator program — an intense 13-week program that helps students and recent graduates who have developed new products and ventures. Representatives of the eight participating companies will give demonstrations and pitches and answer questions about their entrepreneurial efforts.

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Cal Poly Music Department Faculty Recital Set for Sept. 29

Aug 28, 2018


Event to Feature Violinist Brynn Albanese
 
SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Music Department will present a faculty recital with violinist Brynn Albanese at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, in the Davidson Music Center on campus.
 
Albanese, applied violin and viola instructor for the Music Department, will perform an eclectic mix of solo violin works as well as duos with faculty members Ken Hustad (bass) and John Astaire (percussion). She will also perform with guest guitarist Jack Cimo.

Cal Poly’s California Cybersecurity Institute Offers 27 New Cyber Certification Courses

Aug 28, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — The California Cybersecurity Institute (CCI) at Cal Poly has partnered with Stronger International and Mile2 to announce 27 new cutting-edge courses available to anyone working in the fast-changing field of cybersecurity.
 
The Stronger and Mile2 classes will be offered online, onsite at the CCI or remotely across California to professionals — from foundational to expert-level cyber security courses in Mile2’s renowned cyber range. 

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