LETTER FROM THE DEAN
Winter quarter was an exciting and productive one, as evidenced by many awards to and achievements by our outstanding student body and faculty! We are excited to share a few with you in this issue of The Link.
CAL POLY MODEL U.N. TEAM REPRESENTS CLA AT STATE AND NATIONAL CONFERENCES
Cal Poly’s Model United Nations team participated at the UC Berkeley Model U.N. Conference March 6-9 and traveled to New York for the National Model U.N. Conference April 13-17.
MUSTANG BAND MARCHES IN YEAR OF THE HORSE PARADE
On Nov. 1, the Mustang Band was honored to perform for the dedication of the Warren J. Baker Center for Science & Mathematics. Little did the band know that its campus performance would lead to an invitation to perform in the Feb. 15 San Francisco Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade, the largest New Year’s celebration outside of China.
MUSTANG NEWS GARNERS 20 AWARDS AND LOOKS TO #TOPHARVARD
Mustang News, the Journalism Department’s student-run integrated newsroom, received national and state recognition with 20 awards from the Associated Collegiate Press and the California College Media Association.
SOCIOLOGY PROFESSOR WORKS WITH U.N. TO BUILD AWARENESS OF DISASTER ISSUES
Are we prepared for major disasters? Does the U.S. government have a plan for when a disaster does strike? Cal Poly sociology Professor Ryan Alaniz is working toward that goal. Alaniz is involved with the academic arm of the United Nations, creating ideas that go beyond theory to further the goal of saving lives in disaster situations.
SUSAN CURRIER VISITING PROFESSOR LEAVES HER MARK AT CAL POLY
During her two-quarter residence with Cal Poly’s Women’s & Gender Studies (WGS) Department, Jody Lisberger inspired students to think of personal concerns and social issues in new and provocative ways. Lisberger, the 2013-14 Susan Currier Visiting Professor for Teaching Excellence, spent fall and winter quarters teaching and expanding Cal Poly’s understanding of issues concerning perceptions of gender and women.
CATCHING UP WITH CLA GRADS AT TECH RUNAWAY ICRACKED
From a Cal Poly dorm room start-up to a Silicon Valley success story, iCracked has triumphed in the technology sector. We caught up with two CLA grads to learn more about their time at Cal Poly and what they do for iCracked.