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Cal Poly Political Science Junior Selected for Panetta Institute for Public Policy’s Congressional Internship Program

Apr 25, 2018

SAN LUIS OBISPO — A political science major seeking to study law is Cal Poly’s 2018 representative to the Panetta Institute for Public Policy’s Congressional Internship Program. The program gives students the opportunity to work and study in Washington, D.C.
Philip “RJ” Abarquez, 21, will spend two weeks in August training at the Panetta Institute at California State University at Monterey Bay, followed by 11 weeks in the nation’s capital working full time in the office of a congressional representative.

The junior from San Jose, Calif., is among twenty-six students from around the Golden State taking part in the program. Participants were nominated by their respective campus presidents.

Cal Poly and County Food Bank to Host Food Distribution Site April 24

Apr 23, 2018

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Campus Health and Wellbeing is partnering with the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County to host an on-campus food distribution site from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, near Mott lawn.

Cal Poly students, faculty, staff and members of the public in need of nutritious foods are eligible for the assistance.

Christopher J. Woodruff Named Cal Poly’s Director of Bands

Apr 23, 2018

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly Interim Director of Bands Christopher J. Woodruff will become Cal Poly’s director of bands effective Sept. 13.

Woodruff, who is serving as interim director of bands for the 2017-18 school year, has been associate director of bands since 2006.

Cal Poly to Host Entrepreneurship Forum Introducing New Round of SLO HotHouse Accelerators on May 15

Apr 23, 2018

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will announce the student-founded startups selected for the SLO HotHouse Summer Accelerator program during an entrepreneurship forum on Tuesday, May 15, in the Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo on the university campus.

Entrepreneurs from each Cal Poly startup will introduce to the community the business ideas they expect to hone over the 13-week program. The Summer Accelerator gives Cal Poly students and recent alumni access to hands-on mentorship, weekly workshops and access to $10,000 in seed funding to start building their business.

Cal Poly to Present an Evening of Woodwind and String Chamber Music May 22

Apr 23, 2018

 SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Music Department will present an evening of woodwind and string chamber music at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at the San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church. 

Cal Poly Pier in Avila Beach to Host Open House, Public Tours on May 5

Apr 19, 2018

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Community members are invited to bring the whole family and tour the Cal Poly Pier in Avila Beach from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 5. 

The spring open house will feature hands-on touch tanks full of live marine creatures, microscopes for viewing tiny sea creatures and many more interactive displays. Kids can put their face in the water and breathe through a scuba respirator, learn why whales migrate and find out what a “red tide” is.

Cal Poly Professor and Author Publishes Guide to Iconic California Plants

Apr 19, 2018

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly biology Professor and author Matt Ritter is on a mission to “get people stoked on plants.”

With a foreword from Gov. Jerry Brown, Ritter’s new book, “California Plants: A Guide to Our Iconic Flora,” presents dazzling photos and key details on the Golden State’s must-know native plants.

NASA Mars InSight Mission Visiting Cal Poly April 28

Apr 18, 2018

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Mars InSight Mission Roadshow is coming to the Cal Poly campus at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in the Chumash auditorium. The mission, led by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., will be the first to study the deep interior of the Red Planet.

Cal Poly to Co-Host April 19 Forum on Effects of and Policies Around Marijuana

Apr 18, 2018

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Campus Health and Wellbeing department and San Luis Obispo County Behavioral Health will co-host a marijuana forum from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in the Spanos Theatre.

Cal Poly’s Polyrhythmics to Perform on Campus May 18

Apr 18, 2018

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Polyrhythmics, Cal Poly’s percussion ensemble, will give its annual concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 18, in the Performing Arts Center Pavilion.


This year’s concert will include new works that combine African polyrhythmic drumming with American minimalism to create a kaleidoscope of rhythm and color, said music faculty member John Astaire, director of Polyrhythmics.



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