Apr 2, 2018
The American Scholar Prize Application Is Now Open! The annual American Scholar Prize is a $750 prize awarded to a Cal Poly English major who meets outlined criteria.
Jan 18, 2018
Thursday, February 8th - 2:10 - 4:00 PM
Cotchett Education Building 02 Room 203
Maggie Anderson is the author of five books of poems, most recently Dear All. Her awards and honors include two fellowships in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Isabella Gardner Fellowship, and the B.B. Maurer WV Folklife Scholar Award for her outstanding contribution to the preservation and perpetuation of Appalachian cultural heritage. She is Professor Emerita at Kent State University and the founding director of the Wick Poetry Center.
This event is free and open to the public, generously sponsored by the Department of English and the College of Liberal Arts.
Questions? Email Mira Rosenthal at email@example.com
Jan 11, 2018
Senior Vice President of Creative Development at Disney Imagineering, Retired
Friday, February 9th, 2018 at 7PM
Alex & Faye Spanos Theatre (bldg. 44)
A Disney fan since his youth, Tony Baxter was hired as a Disney Imagineer in 1970 at age 23. He began his tenure as field art director for the Magic Kingdom's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. In the following decade, Baxter helped define the modern Disney park landscape with attractions such as Disneyland's Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (1979), Imagination pavilion at EPCOT Center and Splash Mountain (1989).
After serving as executive producer of Disneyland Paris in 1992, he returned stateside to redesign Tomorrowland at Disneyland (1998) and for 50th anniversary projects including the restoration of the Disneyland submarines with Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage (2007), the re-opening of an enhanced Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough (2008), an upgraded restoration of Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln (2009), Star Tours — The Adventures Continue (2011) and Fantasy Faire (2013).
Tony retired in February 2013, but continues to serve as a creative advisor and mentor of a new generation of Imagineers.
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://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.