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.
Nov 17, 2017
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Nearly 1,000 students are eligible to graduate in three ceremonies at Cal Poly’s 34th annual fall commencement Saturday, Dec. 9. Ceremonies are set for 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the Cal Poly Recreation Center.
The theme for this year’s commencement is “Mustangs Forever.” The ceremonies will include a retrospective slideshow of the graduating students during the processional, the “proud pinning” ceremony and a celebratory surprise.
Cal Poly Campus Sustainability Efforts Recognized by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
Nov 13, 2017
National organization singles out upper-division solar energy class and student-run food cooperative
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly has been recognized for its campus sustainability efforts by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education in an annual report honoring top-performing colleges and universities.
The 2017 Sustainable Campus Index singled out best practices in schools overall and in 17 sustainability impact areas, as measured by STARS — the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System. The report, released Nov. 6, also highlighted innovative and high-impact initiatives from institutions that submitted STARS reports in the 12 months prior to July 1, 2017.
Nov 9, 2017
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s logging team, an intercollegiate team of male and female students involved in traditional forestry field skills, won first place at the Cal Conclave collegiate logging competition held Nov. 4 at Cal Poly.
Nov 8, 2017
Book Explores University’s Learn by Doing Methodology
SAN LUIS OBISPO — An interactive e-book version of “More than a Motto: The Meaning Behind Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing Signature” is available free online, with additional content not included in the print edition.
Nov 3, 2017
SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Symphony will be joined by composer and mandolin soloist Jeff Midkiff for its Fall Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, in Harman Hall in the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center.
Midkiff will perform his Concerto for Mandolin and Orchestra, “From the Blue Ridge.” Composed on commission in 2011, the concerto draws on the composer’s deep experience in the bluegrass musical tradition and reflects his own roots in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.
Nov 3, 2017
Collaborative Celebration to Include Local High School Choirs
SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Choirs will present the festive “Holiday Kaleidoscope” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, in Harman Hall of the Performing Arts Center.
Cal Poly’s PolyPhonics, the University Singers and Early Music Ensemble will be joined on the concert by three local high school choirs: Cabrillo (Lompoc), Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo. The groups will perform holiday favorites and new works.
Nov 1, 2017
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s University Jazz Bands will present the annual Fall Jazz Concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, in Spanos Theatre on campus.
Nov 1, 2017
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s student-run radio station 91.3 KCPR took the No. 1 spot on Great Value Colleges’ list of 30 Amazing College Radio Stations of 2017-18.
Oct 30, 2017
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly is competing this fall for the distinction of having the most popular campus blended hamburger in the nation, and voters will have the chance to win $1,000.
The Blended Burger Project: Campus Edition is a new, innovative program by the James Beard Foundation that allows college campuses to submit their own version of the “The Blend,” a burger made with a mixture of mushrooms and any ground meat of the chef’s choosing. The burger will be judged on three criteria: taste, nutrition and sustainability. The winner is determined by online voting.