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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.

Startup Companies Complete Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Incubator Program

Dec 10, 2019

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Nine startup companies with more than three dozen employees raised over $4.1 million in capital and successfully completed the Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) Incubator program. Seven of the companies plan to continue to grow their ventures in San Luis Obispo County.

Cal Poly Campus Health and Wellbeing Adds Gender-Affirming Care

Dec 9, 2019

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly Campus Health and Wellbeing has added gender-affirming care to its slate of available health services to students, providing an on-campus option for transgender and gender-diverse students who seek to align their physical body with their gender identity.

Gender-affirming care is a basic medical service covered by student health fees with no additional co-pays or referrals required. As is the case with other campus health services, any associated prescription costs for gender-affirming care will range between $8 and $30 monthly.

“Being an inclusive campus means that we need to take steps in our provision of health care to meet our students where they are,” said Keith Humphrey, vice president for student affairs. “Adding gender-affirming care is one step in assuring all of our students feel welcomed and valued when they seek that basic human right of health care.”

Cal Poly Orchesis Dance Company to Present ‘50’ Jan. 17-18 and 23-25

Dec 3, 2019

Performance to Feature Company founder Moon Ja Minn Suhr

SAN LUIS OBISPO – The Cal Poly Theatre and Dance Department will present the Orchesis Dance Company’s 50th annual concert, “50,” on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 17-18, and Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 23-25, in the Spanos Theatre on campus. Performances will begin at 8 p.m. on all days, with a matinee scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18.

Cal Poly Students Take Top Spots in Statewide Floral Competition

Dec 2, 2019

Cal Poly freshman Kassidy Talbot with her second-place winning entry at the California State Floral Association’s 14th annual student competition.
Cal Poly’s Floral Design Team took home several top honors at the California State Floral Association’s 14th annual student competition, held Nov. 3 at the Original Los Angeles Flower Market.

Cal Poly Annual Poinsettia Sale to Start Dec. 6

Dec 2, 2019

Senior Justin Williams and junior Beth Funke working the greenhouse with this year’s poinsettias
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s annual poinsettia sale, with 4,191 plants and dozens of varieties and colors, will kick off this Friday, Dec. 6, at the Poly Plant Shop and will run through mid-December.

The flowering holiday plants are grown by students in the university’s Poinsettia Agriculture Enterprise Project, which begins every spring.

Cal Poly’s Mustang Media Group Wins 33 National Awards

Nov 25, 2019

Mustang Media Group members pose with their recent awards.
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Mustang Media Group, the Cal Poly Journalism Department’s student-run media organization, won 33 national awards at a recent conference in Washington, D.C.

The awards were presented at the joint convention of the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) and College Media Association (CMA) between Oct. 31 and Nov. 2. Cal Poly’s integrated college media organization took home four first-place awards, 10 second-place, four third-place, and one fifth- place, plus 12 honorable mentions in journalism, broadcasting and advertising for student work published or broadcast during the 2018-19 school year.

Cal Poly Students Place First in Screenwriting and Promotional Video at the CSU Media Arts Festival

Nov 21, 2019

From left, Cal Poly students Matthew Lam, Shanti Herzog and Casey Wieber with their awards at the CSU Media Arts Festival.
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Three Cal Poly students placed at the 29th annual CSU Media Arts Festival in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Nov. 13, sweeping the top three spots in Screenwriting and first in Promotional Video.


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