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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 to Implement Out-Of-State Fee to Improve Access for Low-Income and First-Generation California Students

Sep 13, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly today announced that it will implement a new fee aimed at increasing access to academically qualified low-income and first-generation undergraduate students in California. The funds will improve the quality of the university’s Learn by Doing education by creating greater access to Cal Poly for a broader range of qualified prospective students, resulting in a more diverse and intercultural on-campus experience for all students. 

The Cal Poly Opportunity Fee will be assessed on all newly enrolled out-of-state undergraduate students starting in fall 2019 and will be phased in over four years. All current students will be exempt from the fee. 

The new fee will result in the expansion of the Cal Poly Scholars program and provide financial assistance for high-achieving California students who meet Cal Poly’s rigorous academic admission requirements but can’t afford to attend the university. 

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.

Cal Poly Named Best in the West by U.S. News for 26th Consecutive Year

Sep 10, 2018


Latest ranking follows No. 1 showing in Forbes Best Colleges list

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Cal Poly has been named the best public, master’s-level university in the West by U.S. News & World Report’s annual America’s Best Colleges guidebook for the 26th straight year.

The 2019 guidebook lists Cal Poly in 12th place overall in the West for all regional universities. The Western regional list includes public and private institutions in 15 states that provide “a full range of undergraduate and master’s-level programs but few doctoral programs.” (Universities that grant doctoral degrees, such as those in the University of California system, are listed in a separate category.)

The U.S. News ranking comes on the heels of Forbes naming Cal Poly the No. 1 public masters-level university in California.

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.

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.

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