Jan 23, 2019
Officer Chad Reiley talked a suicidal student off the ledge on the top of a multi-story parking structure in November 2016 incident near Poly Canyon Village residence halls
SAN LUIS OBISPO — A 12-year-veteran of the Cal Poly University Police Department was honored Wednesday by the California State University system for saving the life of a suicidal student in 2016.
Officer Chad Reiley, who has worked in law enforcement for 22 years, is the first UPD officer to receive the inaugural CSU lifesaving medal — the fourth highest award issued by the 23-campus CSU.
Jan 22, 2019
SAN LUIS OBISPO — In recognition of extraordinary commitment and dedication, Cal Poly architecture Professor Thomas Fowler has been selected a 2019 recipient of the prestigious Wang Family Excellence Award by the California State University (CSU).
The annual award, established in 1998, recognizes four outstanding CSU faculty members and one staff member who have distinguished themselves by exemplary contributions and achievements.
For more than 23 years, Fowler has helped shape Cal Poly’s top-ranked public architecture program. He is nationally recognized as an influential innovator in the field of architectural education and has inspired generations of students who have gone on to achieve success in both their personal and professional lives.
Jan 22, 2019
SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Arab Music Ensemble’s Winter Concert will feature the theme of love at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in Harold J. Miossi Hall in the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center.
“The deep, passionate love of the works in the concert will be presented in a ‘wasla’ or suite of ‘muwashahat,’ one of the longest continuously performed genres of high art music in the world,” said Samuel Shalhoub, acting director of the ensemble. “The concert will be a celebration of the power of love through music and dance.”
Jan 17, 2019
Paulo Iscold travels the world with legendary pilot Kirby Chambliss to compete in Red Bull racing series
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Once regarded as the “secret weapon” for airplane racing’s most successful pilot, Cal Poly Professor Paulo Iscold hopes to build on his championship résumé in February when he leads a team at the Red Bull Air Race’s season kickoff in Abu Dhabi.
As a plane designer, the aerospace engineering professor has broken nine world speed records. As the race engineer and team tactician for air racing champ Kirby Chambliss, he modifies planes and provides crucial pilot strategy.
Jan 16, 2019
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Multicultural Business Program students at Cal Poly will host ID Week, four days of panels, workshops and other events discussing identity and inclusion fromJan. 22-25, culminating in the fourth annual Leadership Beyond the Resume conference.
ID Week, which will feature dialogues facilitated by such student organizations as the Multicultural Business Program, Women in Business, the Hispanic Business Student Association and the Cal Poly Accounting Club, is new this year. Its goal is to provide attendees a better understanding of identity and how it fosters inclusion in the workplace.
Cal Poly Orfalea College of Business, Marketing Evolution Start Student-Run Business Analytics Agency
Jan 16, 2019
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Orfalea College of Business is developing an on-campus business analytics agency thanks to a partnership with Marketing Evolution Inc. and its founder, Rex Briggs, who help Fortune 500 firms improve marketing returns through data analysis.
The student-run agency will give current students the opportunity to deliver innovative, analytics-based solutions to real companies around the world. It will allow for cross-disciplinary cooperation, so students can diversify their knowledge and gain expertise in high-demand subjects including data modeling, automation, artificial intelligence and more.
Cal Poly Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Opens a Manufacturing Lab Available to Entrepreneurs
Jan 16, 2019
SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) has opened a new facility to expand opportunities for new products, ideas and companies on the Central Coast.
The new 4,100-square-foot space, named the HotHouse Annex, is at 75 Higuera St., in the Pacific Coast Center, in San Luis Obispo. The space will serve to provide a regional entrepreneurial ecosystem, expand entrepreneurial infrastructure, and promote commercialization of products while continuing the CIE’s mission of developing potential new companies — all to help mitigate the economic impact to the region as Pacific Gas & Electric Co. implements the decommissioning process of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant.
Jan 14, 2019
Artist lecture and gallery opening reception set for Jan. 17
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s University Art Gallery will present “Télévoix,” an art installation featuring photos, videos and sculptures by artist Victoria Fu, to run Jan. 17 through Feb. 8.
The exhibit will open with a talk by Fu at 5 p.m. Thursday, January 17, in Room 159 in the Dexter Building (No. 34) on campus. A reception will follow from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the gallery.
Jan 10, 2019
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Several of Cal Poly’s finest student music ensembles will perform traditional and contemporary chamber music at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa.
“A Night at the Mission” will feature performances by a chamber wind ensemble, woodwind quintet, saxophone quartets, a large clarinet ensemble and a brass choir. This annual event has long been a favorite of student performers and audiences alike.
Jan 1, 2019
Universities’ Float ‘Far Out Frequencies’ Recognized as California-Grown Certified for the Eighth Consecutive Year
PASADENA, Calif. — Cal Poly universities’ “Far Out Frequencies,” featuring a pair of astronauts and a handful of animated extraterrestrials on an alien planet communicating through music, received the Extraordinaire Award for the most extraordinary float at the 130th Rose Parade® held New Year’s Day.