Dec 15, 2017
The English Department is excited to announce a new program designed to help our English majors and graduate students explore careers that interest them. Called Career Connections, this program draws on alumni “connectors” (like you!) who have contacts in any of a number of fields that might interest an English major.
Sep 21, 2017
National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet, Teacher and Environmentalist; U.S. Poet Laureate (1995-97)
Sep 1, 2017
Cal Poly Arts & Foundation for San Luis Obispo County Public Libraries present George Saunders.
The award winning and celebrated cult author of four collections of short stories, a novella, and a book of essays will read from his New York Times best-selling debut novel, "Lincoln In The Bardo."
Saturday, September 30th, at 8:00 PM.
For more information visit: http://www.slolibraryfoundation.org
Box Office: 805-756-4849
VIP tickets available for an exclusive hosted meet & greet; all proceeds benefit the Library Foundation.
Jun 7, 2017
Congratulations to senior English major Malama Wilson for placing third on the Collegiate Learning Assessment Plus exam this spring!
This national exam assesses seniors on their critical thinking and written communication skills. Malama's score placed her within the 99th percentile of seniors from 157 institutions nationwide, and was the third-highest score of the 200 Cal Poly seniors who participated. Her accomplishment comes with a $100 award.
Jun 2, 2017
May 15, 2017
English graduate student, Marissa Ahmadkhani won Cal Poly’s Academy of American Poets Contest for her poem “Only Half,” which investigates her Iranian heritage. She will receive a $100 award from the Academy.
May 10, 2017
Catherine Waitinas earned a 2017 Learn by Doing Scholar Award. The annual awards, administered by Kennedy Library and a cross-college faculty committee, recognize outstanding scholarship within Cal Poly’s signature Learn by Doing pedagogy.
May 8, 2017
The English department is pleased to announce that Rebecca Gates was chosen as the winner of the department's American Scholar Prize. She will be presented with her award at the English Department Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, June 17.
Apr 24, 2017
Apr 19, 2017
Cal Poly's English Department has announced that the 2017 Academy of American Poets contest is now open. All registered Cal Poly students are eligible to enter.
The winning poet will receive a $100 first prize and a chance to win the $1,000 Aliki Perroti and Seth Frank Most Promising Young Poet Award. The judge will also select an honorable mention.