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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. 

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.

Cal Poly Student Press to Mark 100th Anniversary

Sep 29, 2016

First Mustang Media Hall of Fame inductees include ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Journalism Department is planning a two-day celebration in honor of the 100th anniversary of the student press on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14-15.

The weekend festivities will culminate with a Spotlight Gala at the
Embassy Suites by Hilton in San Luis Obispo starting at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. Ben Bradlee Jr., former deputy managing editor of the Boston Globe, will give the keynote address. The journalist and author led the paper’s 2003 Pulitzer Prize-winning series on abuse in the Roman Catholic Church. His team’s investigation was the basis for the movie “Spotlight,” winner of the 2016 Academy Award for Best Picture.

Cal Poly Bachelor’s Degree Grads' Median Salaries Rank 10th in Nation Among Public Universities on Survey

Sep 27, 2016

Cal Poly bachelor’s degree graduates rank 10th in the nation among public universities for median salaries, according to’s 2016-17 College Salary Report.

Early career graduates with a bachelor’s degree from Cal Poly earn an average of $59,300, up from last year's $57,800, while graduates in mid-career earn $102,000, an increase from 2015’s $99,500, according to the report released Sept. 20.

Cal Poly also ranked third in the state among public universities behinds UC Berkeley (26th) and UC San Diego (36th).

On the list for bachelor's-only graduates, Cal Poly moved up 19 places from last year on the full list of 963 public and private universities. It tied for 49th place with three private schools — Loyola University, Northwestern University and Yale University — and two public universities — Michigan Technological University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

“This new ranking recognizes that a Cal Poly education continues to be among the best in the nation,” said Cal Poly President Jeffrey D. Armstrong. “Our graduates hit the ground running from the first day of their careers.


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