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Cal Poly Student Team Wins Convention Management Competition

Dec 19, 2019


 Assistant Professor Kevin Lin, Olivia Larsen and Luke Haley (back row l to r); and Courtney Frickman, Morgan Cutter and Chrissy Baur (front row l to r).
Interdisciplinary team creates an annual convention for home share and vacation rental owners to improve their homestay business

SAN LUIS OBISPO — A proposal to create an annual convention for home share and vacation rental owners to enhance their knowledge, network and property-management skills led to a first-place win for a team of Cal Poly students from the Experience Industry Management Department.

Cal Poly Experience Innovation Lab Receives $500,000 Donation from George P. Johnson

Dec 19, 2019


The partnership is an investment in the future of experience marketing and design

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The future of experience marketing and design is in expert hands as the world’s leading experiential marketing agency — George P. Johnson (GPJ), part of the Project Worldwide agency network — pledged $500,000 to the development of an experiential learning lab at Cal Poly.

Cal Poly’s Annual Bach Week Jan. 21-25 Will Showcase the Masterpiece Mass in B Minor

Dec 16, 2019


SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Music Department will present Bach Week from Tuesday through Saturday, Jan. 21-25, with presentations and performances on campus and at the First Presbyterian Church in San Luis Obispo. 

Students in Cal Poly College Prep Programs Advance to Higher Education at Rates Higher Than National Average

Dec 16, 2019


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Local high school students who participated in Cal Poly TRIO pre-college preparation programs advanced to institutions of higher learning at higher rates than those at TRIO programs nationally.

Cal Poly Contributes to Study on Ways to Increase Sea Otter Population

Dec 16, 2019


California could triple the southern sea otter population by recolonizing San Francisco Bay

SAN LUIS OBISPO —Sea otters frolicking offshore amid kelp beds and rocky shoals has become an iconic image of the California coastline. But researchers say it may draw away attention from the value of other habitat — estuaries — that could truly help the endangered species in its recovery.

Cal Poly Float Entry Gets an Early Slot in the 2020 Rose Parade

Dec 13, 2019


‘Aquatic Aspirations’ will be the second float and fourth overall participant in the 131st annual parade, which begins at 8 a.m. Jan. 1

A student welds a portion of Cal Poly universities’ “Aquatic Aspirations” float for the upcoming 2020 Rose Parade in Pasadena.
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly universities’ “Aquatic Aspirations” will be the second float to roll down Colorado Boulevard on Jan. 1 at the 2020 Rose Parade.

Pianist W. Terrence Spiller to Perform Recital Jan. 10 at Cal Poly

Dec 12, 2019



SAN LUIS OBISPO — Pianist and Cal Poly Music Professor W. Terrence Spiller will give a recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, in the Spanos Theatre on campus.

Spiller will perform works from the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Cal Poly Architectural Engineering Students Win National Timber Strong Competition

Dec 12, 2019


Cal Poly architectural engineering (ARCE) and construction management (CM) students savor the completion of their competition final structure that features a curved roof and an architectural protuberance on the left that added to the aesthetic quality of the front of the building. On the first floor, left to right, are students Dolores Herrera, fourth year ARCE; Jonathan Lin, third year CM; John Leone, fourth year ARCE; and Anna Luehrs, fourth year ARCE. On the second floor (L-R) are team captain Lilliann Lai, fourth year ARCE; and Audrey Luu, second year ARCE.
SAN LUIS OBISPO – Six Cal Poly architectural engineering (ARCE) and construction management students won the inaugural iteration of the national Timber Strong Competition. It was held in Anaheim on November 12 as part of the National Council of Structural Engineers Association (NCSEA) annual conference. 

Cal Poly Fall 2019 Commencement Set for Dec. 14

Dec 12, 2019


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Nearly 1,000 students are eligible to graduate in three ceremonies at Cal Poly’s 36th annual fall commencement Saturday, Dec. 14.

Ceremonies are set for 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the Cal Poly ASI Recreation Center Main Gym.

Cal Poly Architecture and Landscape Architecture Programs Earn High Rankings in 2019-20 DesignIntelligence National Survey

Dec 11, 2019


Cal Poly Architecture Professor Thomas Fowler and architecture students Emma Entress and John Kim Jr. review conceptual work in a third-year design studio.
Three Cal Poly Faculty Members from Both Programs Named Most Admired Educators

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s landscape architecture and architecture programs have been ranked No. 1 in a national survey of the country’s top-ranked architecture and design schools.

The university’s landscape architecture program is the No. 1 most hired-from program among all accredited undergraduate and graduate schools with more than 35 graduates, according to the 2019-20 DesignIntelligence rankings. Cal Poly’s undergraduate architecture program continues to be ranked the No. 1 most hired-from school among public universities in the U.S. that average more than 100 architecture graduates each year.

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