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Poinsettias aplenty

Cal Poly poinsettia project students will host an open house at the Poly Plant Shop on Friday and Saturday.

Poinsettias are in full bloom and ready to be taken home. With about 3,000 plants and 29 varieties, there are plenty to choose from. All range in color and size with unique names like “Jingle Bells” and “Kris Kringle.

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Former engineering professor passes away

Ray Allen, husband, father and former Cal Poly professor, passed away last Thursday of natural causes. He was 90 years old.

Allen was born Aug. 10, 1916, in Geyserville, Calif., and died Nov. 30 in Atascadero.

He is survived by his wife, Gail Blodgett-Allen; two sons, Carl and Barry Allen; and three daughters, Suzi, Mary and Nanette.

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A whole new SLO

A Cal Poly civil engineering class has created plans to improve public transportation in San Luis Obispo.

The “SLO South 2050: Sustainable Mobility” exhibition took place Wednesday night at the City-County library.

Sustainability means “to create a world where our children can also live, and not just us,” civil engineering professor Eugene Jud said.

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Coffee, careers and conversation

This Wednesday, students can find out how women are viewed in the workplace and what a “good” professional is.

Women’s Programs and Career Services are hosting the discussion as a part of the “Coffee and Careers” series that started this fall.

“We wanted to create an opportunity for women to have access to mentoring and support about career issues unique to women,” said Charlotte Rinaldi, a Cal Poly career counselor.