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Cal Poly Art and Design Professor to Discuss ‘Lives Well Lived’ Jan. 19

Dec 18, 2017

SAN LUIS OBISPO — A discussion about the feature documentary “Lives Well Lived,” by filmmaker Sky Bergman, Cal Poly professor in the Art and Design Department, will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, in the Advanced Technologies Lab Keck Lab (Building No. 7) on campus.

Bergman will be joined by Debra Valencia-Laver, associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts, in a lively dialogue about Bergman’s experience producing and directing the film.

Cal Poly Fall 2018 Enrollment Applications Top 65,000 to Set Another School Record

Dec 15, 2017

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly received a record number of applications with more than 65,000 first-time freshmen and transfer students seeking to enroll for the 2018-19 school year.

“This is the largest undergraduate applicant pool in Cal Poly history with 65,507 undergraduates submitting on-time applications,” said James Maraviglia, associate vice provost for marketing and enrollment development. “This includes 54,732 first-time freshmen and 10,775 upper-division transfer students seeking to attend Cal Poly.”

Cal Poly Student Affairs Staff Members Recognized by Industry Peers

Dec 15, 2017

SAN LUIS OBISPO — A handful of Cal Poly Student Affairs staff members were chosen by the American College Personnel Association’s (ACPA) Career Services Commission to receive its annual Innovation Award.

Four members of Cal Poly’s Freshman Focus Team — counselors Ashley Eberle, Mallory Stoffel, Travis Raynaud and Katie Ottoson — are being recognized for their dedication to student success.

Cal Poly Named a 2017 Bicycle Friendly University by League of American Bicyclists

Dec 12, 2017

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly has been named a Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists, recognizing the university’s work toward projects, policies and programs that exhibit a strong commitment to cycling.

Cal Poly was recognized for the first time as a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly University, joining a cutting-edge group of more than 180 colleges and universities across the U.S. that are providing more bicycle-friendly campuses for the benefit of students, staff, faculty and community members.

Pianist W. Terrence Spiller to Perform Benefit Recital Jan. 12 at Cal Poly

Dec 12, 2017

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Pianist and Cal Poly Music Department Chair W. Terrence Spiller will give a benefit recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, in the Spanos Theatre on campus.

Cal Poly Employees Donate More than 400 Toys to Jack’s Helping Hand

Dec 11, 2017

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Children with cancer and other special needs in the community will receive toys and gift cards that were donated by Cal Poly employees.

University faculty and staff and Associated Students Inc. and Cal Poly Corporation employees donated more than 400 toys and $300 in gift cards during a Dec. 7 holiday reception hosted on campus by Cal Poly President Jeffrey D. Armstrong and his wife, Sharon.

Cal Poly Seeks Entries for First Ever Central California Angel Conference

Dec 4, 2017

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Startups could receive up to $200,000 in angel-backed investments by applying for the Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s (CIE) Small Business Development Center (SBDC) 2018 Angel Conference.

Entrepreneurs looking to participate must apply by Jan. 31. The cost is $99, which includes entrance and dinner for two to the March 29 event. Apply online at

Cal Poly Professor Named One of the World’s Most Impactful Scientific Researchers

Dec 1, 2017

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The head of Cal Poly’s Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences Department in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences has been named to the 2017 list of Highly Cited Researchers. 

Professor Gregory Brown was included on the annual list produced by Clarivate Analytics, which recognizes the most frequently cited researchers spanning the globe in 21 fields of the sciences and social sciences, representing leading researchers whose papers have supported, influenced, inspired, and challenged others.

Cal Poly Construction Management Students Place Second in International Competition

Dec 1, 2017

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Two Cal Poly construction management students recently took second place in the fifth annual Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Region 8 International Student Competition. Kelly Williams and Carlye Cunningham were challenged to assume the role of contractor in the refurbishment of a 114-year-old building in Liverpool, England.

Cal Poly Annual Poinsettia Sale to Start Dec. 1

Nov 28, 2017

SAN LUIS OBISPO —  Cal Poly’s annual poinsettia sale, with more than 2,000 plants and dozens of varieties and colors, will kick off this weekend, Dec. 1-3, at Poly Plant Shop and will run through mid-December.


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