Jan 16, 2019
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Multicultural Business Program students at Cal Poly will host ID Week, four days of panels, workshops and other events discussing identity and inclusion fromJan. 22-25, culminating in the fourth annual Leadership Beyond the Resume conference.
ID Week, which will feature dialogues facilitated by such student organizations as the Multicultural Business Program, Women in Business, the Hispanic Business Student Association and the Cal Poly Accounting Club, is new this year. Its goal is to provide attendees a better understanding of identity and how it fosters inclusion in the workplace.
Cal Poly Orfalea College of Business, Marketing Evolution Start Student-Run Business Analytics Agency
Jan 16, 2019
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Orfalea College of Business is developing an on-campus business analytics agency thanks to a partnership with Marketing Evolution Inc. and its founder, Rex Briggs, who help Fortune 500 firms improve marketing returns through data analysis.
The student-run agency will give current students the opportunity to deliver innovative, analytics-based solutions to real companies around the world. It will allow for cross-disciplinary cooperation, so students can diversify their knowledge and gain expertise in high-demand subjects including data modeling, automation, artificial intelligence and more.
Cal Poly Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Opens a Manufacturing Lab Available to Entrepreneurs
Jan 16, 2019
SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) has opened a new facility to expand opportunities for new products, ideas and companies on the Central Coast.
The new 4,100-square-foot space, named the HotHouse Annex, is at 75 Higuera St., in the Pacific Coast Center, in San Luis Obispo. The space will serve to provide a regional entrepreneurial ecosystem, expand entrepreneurial infrastructure, and promote commercialization of products while continuing the CIE’s mission of developing potential new companies — all to help mitigate the economic impact to the region as Pacific Gas & Electric Co. implements the decommissioning process of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant.
Jan 14, 2019
Artist lecture and gallery opening reception set for Jan. 17
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s University Art Gallery will present “Télévoix,” an art installation featuring photos, videos and sculptures by artist Victoria Fu, to run Jan. 17 through Feb. 8.
The exhibit will open with a talk by Fu at 5 p.m. Thursday, January 17, in Room 159 in the Dexter Building (No. 34) on campus. A reception will follow from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the gallery.
Jan 10, 2019
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Several of Cal Poly’s finest student music ensembles will perform traditional and contemporary chamber music at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa.
“A Night at the Mission” will feature performances by a chamber wind ensemble, woodwind quintet, saxophone quartets, a large clarinet ensemble and a brass choir. This annual event has long been a favorite of student performers and audiences alike.
Dec 20, 2018
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Renowned educator, philosopher, author and activist Cornel West will be the keynote speaker for Cal Poly’s second annual Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m. in Chumash Auditorium. West is slated to speak around 7:30 p.m.
Hosted by Cal Poly’s Cross Cultural Centers, the dinner honors King’s legacy by inspiring transformational change and raising awareness about the lives and experiences of people of color at Cal Poly.
“We are honored to welcome Dr. West to our campus for this amazing event,” said Keith Humphrey, Cal Poly’s vice president for Student Affairs. “This annual dinner is a celebration of Cal Poly’s diverse campus community and helps create a constructive and inclusive dialogue about the responsibilities each of us has in creating an equitable and socially just environment for all members of our campus community.”
Cal Poly Partners with SLO NOOR Foundation to Provide Mobile Health Clinic in Northern Santa Barbara County
Dec 19, 2018
Mobile health unit will provide free women’s health and newborn care to uninsured families in Santa Maria and Guadalupe
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly recently partnered with the SLO NOOR Foundation to provide free medical care to uninsured mothers and infants in Santa Maria and Guadalupe in a mobile clinic four days a week. Services will include obstetrics and gynecology, women's health, family medicine, nursing and pediatrics.
Local nurses, doctors, physician assistants, social workers and Dignity Health medical residents are helping staff the Mobile Health Unit, which is funded by private donations. Patients may receive care in the repurposed RV in English, Spanish and Mixtec languages. (Mixtec is spoken by about half a million people in the Mexican states of Oaxaca, Puebla and Guerrero, as well as in California.)
Dec 19, 2018
SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Music Department will present Bach Week from Tuesday through Saturday, Jan. 22-26, with presentations and performances on campus and in Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa.
Bach Week features a range of events, including a chamber music performance on period instruments, collaborative performances of large vocal and instrumental works by students and professionals, two master classes, and a guest lecture or “Akademie.” The free demonstrations and lectures provide additional context for the performances. New this year is a cello chamber concert and an expansion of the Friday chamber concert.
Dec 19, 2018
SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Theatre and Dance Department will present the Orchesis Dance Company’s 49th annual concert “Tabula Rasa,” Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18-19, and Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 24-26, in the Spanos Theatre on campus. Performances will begin at 8 p.m. on all days, with a matinee scheduled at 2 p.m. Jan. 19.
“Tabula Rasa,” titled after a Latin phrase that is often translated as “blank slate,” will transform the Spanos Theatre stage into an open space. This year’s concert is conceived and directed by Associate Professor Christy McNeil Chand and assisted by Professor Diana Stanton and faculty member Michelle Walter.
Dec 12, 2018
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Pianist and Cal Poly Music Department Chair W. Terrence Spiller will give a benefit recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, in the Spanos Theatre on campus.
The first half of Spiller’s program will feature works by three distinctly different composers: J.S. Bach, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel and Béla Bartók. The first work is one of Bach’s most popular suites, the “English Suite in G Minor,” BWV 808. The second work is the poetic “Notturno,” by Mendelssohn-Hensel, Felix Mendelssohn’s brilliant and prodigiously talented sister. The first half will close with Bartók’s early 20th-century work, “15 Hungarian Peasant Songs.”