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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.
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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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CLA Weekly Announcements Oct. 17-23, 2016

Oct 17, 2016

News & Announcements:
English Department Newsletter Now Available. Read the latest English Department newsletter here.

Dr. Stacey Pearson-Wharton: ‘Being a Person of Color in White Spaces’
6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17 Chumash Auditorium (Bldg. 65)
Predominately white colleges and universities have taken many meaningful steps to become more diverse, but many students of color still feel discrimination, social isolation and psychological challenges during their education. This discussion will cover these challenges as well as the joys of being a POC at a white institution through personal stories of success and growth. Pearson-Wharton will offer practical lessons and tools. Food will be provided. RSVP for this event.

Henry Horenstein: Life in Pictures

Oct 14, 2016



Join us for a special evening with renowned American photographer and filmmaker, Henry Horenstein. Over his career, Henry has published over thirty books including monographs such as Amelia, Honky Tonk, Close Relations, Show and some of the most widely used instructional texts in the field of analogue and digital photography.

CLA Weekly Announcements Oct. 10-16

Oct 10, 2016

Office of Diversity and Inclusivity Welcome Reception
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12
University Union Plaza
The Office of Diversity and Inclusivity welcomes back students with activity booths, performances, food and beverages. Everyone is welcome.

Watercolor Wednesday
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12
Kennedy Library (Bldg. 35), Atrium

The Cal Poly Stressbusters invite you to stop by and paint your stress away for free. Supplies are provided and this event is open to everyone.

CLA Weekly Announcements Oct. 3-9, 2016

Oct 3, 2016

Russian and German Conversation Tables Now Open

The Russian Conversation Table will be meeting from 12:10 – 1 p.m. at Julian’s Café in Kennedy Library every other Wednesday starting Oct. 5.
The German Conversation Table will be meeting from 12:10 – 1 p.m. at Julian’s Café in Kennedy Library on opposite Wednesdays starting Oct. 12. No
prior knowledge of either language is required. For more information, contact Dr. Angelica Browne at 


TEDxCalPoly organizers are looking for interesting and/or interactive student projects for the event on Friday, Oct. 21. In addition to live speakers, the event will include
a student showcase, which offers project exposure, resume building and networking. If you know of any CLA student projects that embody the theme, Plot
Twist, please send your suggestions and contact information to Makenzie Lary at

Cal Poly Choirs Kick Off 2016-17 Season on Oct. 29

Sep 30, 2016

Cal Poly’s choral ensembles of 2016-17 will be introduced in a concert featuring various styles — from 18th century motets to folk songs and spirituals — at 8p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, in the Performing Arts Center.

PolyPhonics, the University Singers and the Early Music Ensemble will present the “New Beginnings; New Horizons” fall concert, which begins conductor Thomas Davies’ final year as director of choral activities and vocal studies at Cal Poly. He and his wife, Susan, are in their 34th year of teaching at Cal Poly.


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