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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.

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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.

Cal Poly’s California Cybersecurity Institute Offers 27 New Cyber Certification Courses

Aug 28, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — The California Cybersecurity Institute (CCI) at Cal Poly has partnered with Stronger International and Mile2 to announce 27 new cutting-edge courses available to anyone working in the fast-changing field of cybersecurity.
 
The Stronger and Mile2 classes will be offered online, onsite at the CCI or remotely across California to professionals — from foundational to expert-level cyber security courses in Mile2’s renowned cyber range. 

Cal Poly Professor Receives CSU Honor for Innovation and Leadership

Aug 28, 2018


Zoë Wood sparked interest in computer science by integrating art, reaching out to women and finding a lost World War II plane
 
SAN LUIS OBISPO -- Professor Zoë Wood, who has worked to increase the number of women studying computer science, designed curriculums for all levels of computer science education, and helped students find a lost World War II plane near Italy, has been honored with a 2018 Faculty Innovation and Leadership Award by the California State University Chancellor’s Office.

Cal Poly Seeks Volunteers for Program Aimed at Easing College Transition for Out-of-State Students

Aug 24, 2018


Cal Poly’s Local Connections program is seeking local residents with a desire to support out-of-state students and provide a home-away-from-home on the Central Coast.
 
Originally created in 2014 by Cal Poly parents Scott and Julia Starkey, the program connects students with San Luis Obispo residents to offer a local support system as they transition to life at Cal Poly. The program also provides a meaningful way for local residents to volunteer their time, make lifelong connections with participating students, and give back to their local community.

Cal Poly Professor Works to Protect Koalas in Australia

Aug 24, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly Professor Greg Brown, whose research is focused on community engagement and participation, is working with a team of researchers from three universities and four local governments in New South Wales, Australia, to protect koalas, which are a nationally threatened species.
 
Brown, who heads Cal Poly’s Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences Department, said the overarching goal of the research is to identify locations that provide high koala conservation value and also have community support for conservation. The Australia Koala Foundation estimates there are less than 80,000 koalas today, down from millions in the last century. Human development and encroachment are the key drivers for the current decline in koalas, Brown said.

Cal Poly Music Department Announces 2018-19 Events

Aug 21, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Music Department 2018-19 season begins with three faculty recitals.

On Sept. 29, violinist Brynn Albanese will perform an eclectic mix of solo violin works. She will be joined for duo performances by faculty members Ken Hustad, bass; and John Astaire, percussion; plus guest guitarist Jack Cimo.

On Oct. 6, “Brahms Songs” will be presented by Katherine Arthur, soprano; Paul Woodring, piano; and David Arrivée, lecturer. It will be a delightful afternoon of performance and exploration of many well-known and loved Brahms songs. 

The third faculty recital will be Oct. 19, when up to 12 faculty members are slated to perform, including Amy Goymerac, soprano; Brynn Albanese, violin; Heidi Butterfield, oboe; Keith Waibel, clarinet; Laura Kramer, baritone saxophone; Lisa Nauful, bassoon; Mark Miller, trombone; Christopher J. Woodruff, trumpet; Barbara Spencer, cello; John Astaire, percussion; and Ken Hustad, bass. University organist and staff accompanist Paul Woodring will play piano.

Cal Poly Journalism Department Announces 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees

Aug 13, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Four new members will be inducted into the Journalism Department Mustang Media Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Cal Poly.
 
The 2018 inductees are music industry executive Bruce Flohr, advancement professional Susan Houghton, political consultant and KCRA-TV analyst Kevin Riggs, and former KCPR faculty adviser and broadcaster Ed J. Zuchelli.

Cal Poly Campus Dining Wins Grand Prize in National Competition

Aug 9, 2018


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly recently won a grand prize in the 2018 Loyal E. Horton Dining Award competition, sponsored by the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS). University Catering received this honor in the Catering-Online Menu category.
 
“Each day we work to create a better dining experience on campus and to support the success of each student who walks through our doors,” Catering Manager Cynthia Stocker said. “This is great recognition for our entire team and really emphasizes the work and pride that we put into everything we do.”

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