Dec 15, 2017
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly received a record number of applications with more than 65,000 first-time freshmen and transfer students seeking to enroll for the 2018-19 school year.
“This is the largest undergraduate applicant pool in Cal Poly history with 65,507 undergraduates submitting on-time applications,” said James Maraviglia, associate vice provost for marketing and enrollment development. “This includes 54,732 first-time freshmen and 10,775 upper-division transfer students seeking to attend Cal Poly.”
Dec 15, 2017
SAN LUIS OBISPO — A handful of Cal Poly Student Affairs staff members were chosen by the American College Personnel Association’s (ACPA) Career Services Commission to receive its annual Innovation Award.
Four members of Cal Poly’s Freshman Focus Team — counselors Ashley Eberle, Mallory Stoffel, Travis Raynaud and Katie Ottoson — are being recognized for their dedication to student success.
Dec 12, 2017
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly has been named a Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists, recognizing the university’s work toward projects, policies and programs that exhibit a strong commitment to cycling.
Cal Poly was recognized for the first time as a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly University, joining a cutting-edge group of more than 180 colleges and universities across the U.S. that are providing more bicycle-friendly campuses for the benefit of students, staff, faculty and community members.
Dec 12, 2017
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. 12, in the Spanos Theatre on campus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.