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‘RENT’ 20th Anniversary Tour (Cal Poly Arts)

Jan 17, 2017

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17

Cohan Center, PAC (Bldg. 6)


The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning 1996 rock musical that forever changed American theatre returns two decades later to speak to audiences across the world. The re-imagining of Puccini’s “La Boheme” follows a year in the life of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams in New York’s City’s East Village. This musical is only suitable for ages 13 and up.


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Bach Week with the Music Department

Jan 17, 2017

Jan. 17 – 22

Various Locations


The Music Department will celebrate Bach Week, an annual celebration of composer Johann Sebastian Bach, this week. The department will host daily events throughout campus, ranging from collaborative musical performances to lectures on Bach’s life and influence from both Cal Poly professors and guest musicians. For more information on Bach Week, see the webpage.

Russian and German Conversation Tables Now Open

Jan 17, 2017

The German Conversation table will be open every other Thursday beginning Thursday, Jan. 19, and ending Thursday, March 16, from 11:10 a.m. to noon in the faculty fishbowls near Julian’s Café in Kennedy Library. The Russian Conversation table will be open every other Thursday beginning Thursday, Jan. 26, and ending Thursday, March 9, from 11:10 a.m. to noon in the same location.

For more information, contact Angelia Browne at or Olga Dekhtyar at

Cal Poly Art Gallery to Feature Retrospective of Michael Miller Jan. 12 – Feb. 10

Jan 17, 2017

Cal Poly's University Art Gallery is proud to present the work of Michael Miller, former Art and Design Department faculty member. In 2012, Miller was diagnosed with brain cancer, and over the next two years, the tumor affected the area of the brain responsible for language, yet he continued to draw and paint with great detail. Miller passed away in 2014. These never-before-exhibited sketchbooks will be on view during this time.

The University Art Gallery is free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The gallery is located in the Dexter Building (No. 34). More information here.

#InclusionStartsWithMe Week Scheduled for Jan. 26 – Feb. 2

Jan 17, 2017

The Office of Diversity and Inclusivity will host a series of special events during #InclusionStartsWithMe Week from Thursday, Jan. 26, to Thursday, Feb. 2, with a special “Unite Cal Poly”event planned for Tuesday, Jan. 31. Learn more.

Unite Cal Poly

Jan 17, 2017

6:00 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31

Performing Arts Center, San Luis Obispo

The First Annual Celebration of Diversity and Inclusivity, Unite Cal Poly will be an entertaining and thought-provoking evening, featuring critically-acclaimed socio-political comedian W. Kamau Bell and music by alternative soul/R&B singer Allen Stone!

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W. Terrence Spiller Piano Recital

Jan 11, 2017

7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13

Spanos Theatre


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The Art of No Budget Filmmaking

Jan 11, 2017

4:10-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11

Advanced Technology Labs (Bldg. 7)


Mark Stolaroff, filmmaker and founder of the No Budget Film School will present

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Seeking Nominations for Outstanding Staff Award

Jan 11, 2017

Staff employees, faculty members and department or division heads are encouraged to submit nominations for the Outstanding Staff Award for the 2016-17 academic year. The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, Feb. 10. To be eligible, nominees must be permanent, full-time employees, who have completed at least three years of employment as of Dec. 31, 2016, (10-month employees are eligible). Selection criteria and nomination form can be found on the Administration & Finance website.

Seeking Nominations for Outstanding Student Employee of the Year Award

Jan 11, 2017

Faculty and staff members can nominate student workers for the university's 2016-17 Outstanding Student Employee of the Year award. Student employees must have completed at least six months of part-time work since June 1, 2016.


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