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Giving Tuesday

Nov 29, 2016

All day, Tuesday, Nov. 29

Cal Poly is Participating in this national day of giving through a campus-wide. online effort to raise funds for Cal Poly Programs. 


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Eliminate HIV Stigma with Leona Rajaee

Nov 29, 2016

Leona Rajee, Project Manager for the PrEP Advocacy Project at the Access Support Network (ASN), is hosting a workshop to teach how to recognize the forms, effects and causes of HIV and to establish concrete ways to challenge stigma

Pink Martini Holiday Spectacular (Cal Poly Arts

Nov 28, 2016

Tour seasonal music from around the world. Pink Martini’s festive and global approach to the holidays will feature selections from their Joy to the World album, new holiday songs and some Pink Martini classics.

Beijing Global Program Summer 2017 Info Meeting Dec. 8

Nov 23, 2016

Cal Poly will offer its first Global Program in Beijing in Summer 2017 on Politics & Culture in China.

This 4-week summer program provides a unique opportunity for Cal Poly students to collaborate with Chinese and international students at CUBE to U.S. – China political relations. Discussion between American and Chinese students, joint-research projects, and collaborative field trips will be integrated into the course structure and content. Living in Beijing for 4 weeks and traveling to museums, universities, and historic sites in Beijing and Xi'an will also enhance the students' understanding of China's political, social, and cultural foundations and realities.

If you are interested in learning more about the Politics & Culture in China program, attend the information session Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Building 180, room 107.

Click here for additional information on the Cal Poly Global Program in Beijing.

Capital Fellows Application

Nov 15, 2016

The Capital Fellows Programs are outstanding opportunities to engage in public service, prepare for a career, and gain experience under a seasoned mentor. 

If you are interested in learning more or applying to be a Capital Fellow, you should attend the Presentation by Christina Hulick.

December 1, 2016


Baker (Bldg 180) rm 112

Click here for information on how to apply, as well as more information about the program and the individual fellowships. If you can't attend this information session, contact the Center for California Studies, Sacramento State at 916-278-6906 or

Applications are available now and the deadline is February 13, 2017.

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Weekly Announcements Nov 14-20, 2016

Nov 14, 2016

News & Announcements:
International Education Week Nov. 14-17
This week is International Education Week and the Cal Poly International Center has organized events throughout the week.

Thanksgiving Schedule
Monday through Friday, Nov. 21-25, is an academic holiday, and the university will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25. Weekly Announcements will resume on Monday,Nov. 28.

WGS Newsletter Now Available
The Women’s and Gender Studies Newsletter is now available to read online.

CSU Student Research Competition Entries 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 entries 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. 

Cal Poly Presents Lecture-Recital of composer Aaron Copland

Nov 10, 2016

Cal Poly to Present Lecture-Recital on Copland’s ‘Twelve Songs of Emily Dickinson’ on Dec. 10

Cal Poly will present a lecture-recital of composer Aaron Copland’s music inspired by Emily Dickinson’s poetry at 3 p.m. Dec. 10 in the Davidson Music Center on campus.

The event, to be held in Room 218 of Building 45, will feature soprano Katherine Arthur, pianist Paul Woodring and guest lecturer Mary Kay Harrington.

According to Arthur, it will explore the inspiring genius of Dickinson’s poetry as represented in Copland’s “Twelve Songs of Emily Dickinson,” a cycle of songs written for solo voice and piano featuring subject matter close to the Amherst, Mass., poet: nature, death, life and eternity. Copland composed the work between 1949 and 1950.

Arthur and Woodring will perform the works after Harrington discusses Dickinson’s life and poetry.

Cal Poly Symphony Opens Season

Nov 10, 2016

Cal Poly Symphony Opens Season with Music of Rachmaninov and Dvořák on Dec. 4

The Cal Poly Symphony will be joined by pianist W. Terrence Spiller for its Fall Concert at 3 p.m. Dec. 4, in Harman Hall in the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center.

Spiller will perform Sergei Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor. It was written at breakneck speed when the composer was 18, said symphony conductor David Arrivée.

The concerto earned the young composer high marks and the Moscow Conservatory’s Great Gold Medal when it was performed among other student works. Dissatisfied, Rachmaninov revised the work years later and declared, “I have rewritten my first concerto; it is really good now.”

Spiller, chair of the Cal Poly Music Department, has won awards in international piano competitions, and has performed across the U.S. as soloist, recitalist, chamber musician and accompanist.

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Choirs present 'A Christmas Celebration'

Nov 10, 2016

Cal Poly Choirs to Present ‘A Christmas Celebration’ Dec. 3
Event will be music Professor Thomas Davies 34th and final holiday concert

The Cal Poly Choirs will present the annual holiday spectacular “A Christmas Celebration” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, in Harman Hall of the
Performing Arts Center.

PolyPhonics, the University Singers and the Cal Poly Early Music Ensemble will perform holiday favorites and new works under the direction of music Professor Thomas Davies at the popular yearly event. The Cal Poly Brass Ensemble, conducted by Christopher J. Woodruff, will add to the festive performances.

Cal Poly staff members Susan Azaret Davies and Paul Woodring will accompany the choirs and perform solo works for piano and organ.

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.


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