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Cal Poly Fall Jazz Concert Set for Dec. 2

Nov 10, 2016

Cal Poly’s University Jazz Bands will present their annual Fall Jazz Concert at 8 p.m. Dec. 2 in Spanos Theatre on campus.

Two big bands and a pair of combos will demonstrate this generation's approach to one of America’s great art forms, said Paul Rinzler, director of jazz studies at Cal Poly.

The big bands are composed of four trumpets, four trombones, five saxophones, a rhythm section and vocalist. University Jazz Band I and II will perform both traditional and contemporary jazz, including such standards as “Fly Me to the Moon,” pop classics including “Moondance” in a jazz setting, jazz/funk arrangements such as “Fowl Play” and contemporary jazz like Pat Metheny’s “See the World.” Two jazz combos will also perform.

The University Jazz Band I went on a performance tour of London over the summer and performed for this fall’s Jubilee by the Sea in Pismo Beach on Oct. 28.

CLA Weekly Announcements Nov 7-13

Nov 7, 2016

News & Announcements:
Music Newsletter Now Available
The Music Department’s latest newsletter is available to read online. 

Campus Closed for Veteran’s Day
Campus will be closed Friday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veteran’s Day. See daily events in celebration of Veteran’s Awareness Week below.

CSU Student Research Competition Entrees Needed
Cal Poly will host the 31st Annual CSU Student Research Competition on Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29, 2017. The College of Liberal Arts must submit its
prioritized list of nominees by January for Cal Poly’s preliminary internal competition in February. Because the preliminary rounds are so close to the start of winter quarter, please encourage students to think about preparing entrees this quarter. Spring
2016 graduates are also eligible. Specific dates for submitting proposals to the CLA Dean's office will be announced soon.


Learn more about the nomination process. 

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Campus Wide "13th" Documentary Screenings

Nov 1, 2016

This year's "Constitution Day" event will be is a day-long set of screenings and open discussions of the new documentary "13th". The film is about the 13th amendment to the constitution, which states that "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." The film outlines very powerfully how this has led to "From slave to criminal with one amendment".

The event, sponsored by OUDI, the College of Liberal Arts, and a number of CLA Departments (Ethnic Studies, History, Political Science, Social Sciences, and Women & Gender Studies) takes place on Thursday, November 3rd

International Education Week

Oct 27, 2016

November 14-18, 2016

On Monday, November 14, the first speaker during International Education Week will be presenting, from 5:00-6:30 in Chumash Auditorium. 

Don Barletti is a Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist, and the keynote speaker for the International Education Week. 

The Roads Most Traveled: Causes and Consequences of Illegal Immigration, will be an eye-opening, thought-provoking presentation, and we are extremely excited to have such an influential speaker kick-off this educational week! 

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Honored CLA Alumni Speaks at Cal Poly

Oct 25, 2016

Jim Kouf Presents: Survivalist Writing

Saturday Nov 5, 10:00am-12:00pm

Honored CLA alumni and award-winning screenwriter and producer, Jim Kouf, will be speaking at Cal Poly! His talk will be one for the books, as he discusses how to succeed in Hollywood. 

CLA Weekly Announcements Oct. 24-30

Oct 24, 2016

The Capitol Steps: ‘What to Expect When You’re Electing’ (Cal Poly Arts)
7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24 Cohan Center, PAC (Bldg. 6)

The Capitol Steps are back just in time to make sense of November’s election nonsense. Democrats and Republicans alike will be slighted when these former DC staffers hold both sides accountable in their fresh new songfest, with plenty of satire and sass.
Learn more.

CLA Speaks: ‘Privileges: Phallogocentrism Revisited’
4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 Science Building (No. 52), Room E27

Dr. Steven Miller of University of Buffalo, SUNY, will give a presentation examining psychoanalytic phallogocentrism and how those patterns repeat in contemporary queer fiction.This event is free and open to the public. Learn more or contact Ryan Hatch

Henry Horenstein: Life in Pictures
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25
Constructions Innovations Center (Bldg. 186), Room C303

Cal Poly band at Bandfest

Oct 20, 2016

Cal Poly Bands to Celebrate ‘American Masters’ at Bandfest Concert Nov. 13

Nearly 300 students will perform at Cal Poly’s annual Bandfest at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, in Harman Hall in the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center.

The show, titled “American Masters,” will feature the Cal Poly Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble in an evening of bold and powerful works by living American composers for the modern symphonic band.

The evening will also include the Mustang Marching Band performing high-energy selections for the traditional stadium band.

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Noted Photographer Speaks at Cal Poly

Oct 20, 2016

Noted Photographer, Filmmaker Henry Horenstein to Speak Oct. 25 at Cal Poly

Distinguished American photographer and filmmaker Henry Horenstein will speak at Cal Poly from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the Constructions Innovations Center (No. 186), Room C303.

Horenstein will show samples of his photographs and films while telling the stories behind the images. His work includes fine art and commercial photography, book publishing and, more recently, documentary films.

He has published more than 30 books, including monographs such as “Animalia,” “Honky Tonk,” “Close Relations” and “Show,” and instructional texts about analogue and digital photography.

Cal Poly Theatre and Dance Department Presents 'Cosi'

Oct 18, 2016

The Cal Poly Theatre and Dance Department will present the comedy “Cosi” at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 10-12, and Tuesday through Thursday, Nov 15-17,in the university’s Spanos Theatre.

The play, written by Australian playwright Louis Nowra, is set in a mental institution in Melbourne, Australia, in 1971. In the production, Lewis, a recent university graduate, is hired to direct a play to be performed by the patients. Roy, an ebullient manic-depressive, convinces the group to perform Mozart’s opera “Cosi fan Tutti.”

Cal Poly and KSBY Host Forum for Congressional District Candidates

Oct 18, 2016

Candidates Salud Carbajal and Justin Fareed will reply to select questions supplied from the live audience and KSBY’s social media platforms. The event will be moderated by KSBY News anchor Carina Corral. The station will broadcast the first hour of the forum live on KSBY-TV (NBC) and live-stream the entire event at 

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and seating will be on a first-come basis. Approximately 350 seats will be available to the public. Doors will close at 6:15 p.m.; the live broadcast will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Complimentary parking will be available in the Grand Avenue parking structure.

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