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Cal Poly invites Michelle Obama to speak at local childhood obesity summit

STRIDE Director Ann McDermott invited Michelle Obama to speak at the Childhood Obesity Summit. Thanks largely to STRIDE’s efforts, SLO County already employs many of the methods Obama highlighted with Let’s Move, an initiative developed to reduce childhood obesity rates.

Steffi Wong isn’t afraid of challenges

Biomedical engineering senior Steffi Wong has an independent spirit, a high GPA and is nationally ranked on the Cal Poly woman’s tennis team.

Wave of bike thefts hits Cal Poly campus

Seventeen road bikes were stolen at Cal Poly between the 23 and the 25 of February, mostly during the day. All of the bikes were estimated at between $400 and $2,000 and all but one were locked with cable locks.

BLOG: Graduating is intimidating, but not graduating might be worse

Being a senior is scary. Exciting, but still intimidating.

ASI rewards student input with cookies

The ASI event, Cookies for Comments, is a way for students to voice their concerns over student government in exchange for a cookie.

San Luis Obispo County joins the California First Energy Initiative

SLO is one of 14 counties participating in the CaliforniaFIRST Pilot Program, which will attempt to improve energy efficiency in existing homes by 30 percent over the next 10 years. The program will provide homeowners with loans for energy-efficient retrofits.

Poly to offer more summer school courses than ever

Due to the state budget crisis, both Cal Poly and Cuesta College’s summer school funds have been cut. Cal Poly, however, will continue to offer courses under the self-supporting office of Continuing Education. While more than double the amount of Cal Poly courses will be offered, they will also be more expensive.

Teacher feature: Graphic communication lecturer Nancy Cullins

A teacher feature with lecturer Nancy Cullins of the graphic communication department.

Al Jazeera documentary draws crowd of more than 100 viewers

Students for Peace and Justice in the Middle East (SPJME) presented the Al Jazeera documentary, “The Promised Land?”, which details the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, to over 100 CP students Wednesday evening.

Poly students host junior livestock show

A Cal Poly Livestock Show Management class hosted the 26th annual Western Bonanza livestock fair Feb. 12 to Feb. 14 in Paso Robles.

Microbiologist professor turns microbrewer

Cal Poly Professor and renowned microbiologist Raul Cano created a beer with a 25-45 million year old strain of yeast. He will talk about the process and his findings at Cal Poly’s Science Cafe Wednesday.