Professors reflect on last lecture

To cap off Liberal Arts Week, two Cal Poly professors envisioned what their final lecture would entail in “The Last Lecture Series.” Inspired by similar programs at other universities, the College of Liberal Arts Student Council brought the series to…

Student Action Hero honored for service

The San Luis Obispo League of Women Voters named a Cal Poly student one of San Luis Obispo’s Action Heroes on March 11 for his extensive service in the community and his on-going role as coordinator of the campus conference “Change the Status Quo.” Graduating business senior York Shingle, along with four other young adults from the San Luis Obispo area, received honors along with a $500 scholarship from the league.

A look into Greek life

Incoming student opinions regarding the Greek system at Cal Poly are usually extremely mixed, and many start their freshman year with preconceived ideas regarding the topic. Either way, the best way to find out about the Greek community at Cal…

Affordable trips offered through Poly Escapes

Poly Escapes, the outdoors and recreational club on campus, ensures Cal Poly students never have to worry about a weekend with nothing to do. At Poly Escapes, outdoor rentals are available, including kayaks, backpacks and tents all for reasonable prices.…

Dr. Magic, Musty make appearances at the Kids' Fair

This year the Open House Committee wants to remind people that the weekend is not just for alumni and prospective students – it’s about the kids too. “I remember going to (events) with my siblings and it was kind of…

A picnic, a riot and a deep tradition

Deeply rooted in tradition, 2006 marks the 13th year of Cal Poly Open House, a university celebration that has been around for more than a century. The event started in 1904 as Farmers’ Picnic, a celebration that attracted 200 visitors…

One large gift: Mustang Memorial Plaza

nick camacho In August 2005, construction began on the 70-year-old Mustang Stadium to build a newly-designed Mustang Memorial Plaza where Week of Welcome events, commencement ceremonies and football and soccer games will continue to be held. The stadium, which sits…

Cal Poly music ensembles pay tribute to Gershwin

Three Cal Poly music ensembles will perform various arrangements from composer George Gershwin at the Open House Concert Saturday, April 22. The Cal Poly Symphony, University Jazz Band and Cal Poly Wind Ensemble will pay tribute to the songwriter and…

Making music: Pride of the Pacific

You may not see them at sports games, but the Cal Poly Mustang Marching Band has plenty of work to do recruiting new members and participating in other music ensembles this spring. Although marching band classes are not taught during…

Vinters in the making: Vines to Wines

sheila sobchik Adding a twist to Cal Poly’s “Learn by Doing” motto, the Vines to Wines club’s “Learn by Tasting” philosophy certainly entices students to know more. “(We’re) developing an educational and fun club for students to broaden their wine…

College of Engineering shines at Open House

Cal Poly’s College of Engineering plans to showcase the success of its program at Open House this weekend with the help of student projects, panel discussions and an alumni luncheon. One of the most popular Open House events is RoboRodentia,…