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Speed Networking Event, A Success Once Again

Jan 24, 2015


This year's Speed Networking event was fantastic! We had 13 alumni stations and over 40 students participated, ranging from first years to graduate students. Alumni love connecting with current students and re-connecting with former professors.

Cal Poly Arts Award for Excellence in Original Work

Dec 19, 2014


Elijah (Eli) Williams won the 2014 Cal Poly Arts Award for Excellence in Original Work for his creative project titled “Dearest Comrade.”

English Grad, Paige Smith published on Huffington Post

Dec 1, 2014


6 Lessons I Learned From Oprah's 'The Life You Want' Tour

Freelance Writer, Paige Smith

When I attended Oprah's "The Life You Want" tour in Seattle, Washington, I sat mesmerized as I listened to speeches from Oprah, Mark NepoElizabeth GilbertRob Bell and Iyanla Vanzant. Oprah and her team created an equally intimate and fun space to discuss "the things that matter in life...things like joy, resilience, awe, connection and gratitude."

Faculty Monthly Kudos, December 2014

Dec 1, 2014


Please join me in congratulating our colleagues on these accomplishments!

Faculty Monthly Kudos, November 2014

Nov 2, 2014


Please join me in congratulating our colleagues for the following accomplishments!

Fresh Voices Holds its Inagural Ceremony

Oct 30, 2014


The 2014 copy of Fresh Voices brought with it a new tradition. The Composition Program handed out copies of Fresh Voices and an award certificate to students published in this year's version. Published students and their family/friends were invited to attend the first ever awards ceremony in the University Art Gallery. 

Faculty Monthly Kudos, October 2014

Oct 6, 2014


David Gillette's co-authored article, titled "When the Hurly-Burly's Done, of Battles Lost and Won: How a Hybrid Program of Study Emerged from the Toil and Trouble of Stirring Liberal Arts into an Engineering Cauldron at a Public Polytechnic," appeared in August issue of Engineering Studies.  You can access it here: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19378629.2014.944186#.VDLsad54WEk 

Faculty-Student Grant Award 2014-15 Goes to Catherine Waitinas

Sep 1, 2014


Due to the generosity of the CLA’s Circle of Giving donors, Catherine Waitinas received 2014-15 grant funding, including compensation, travel funding, and student funding, for her Walt Whitman Archive Pedagogy Initiative. The Whitman Archive is the premier digital literary archive worldwide. Catherine is working with the archive’s co-founder and co-editor, Dr. Ken Price of the University of Nebraska, to increase the archive’s visibility and use in classrooms nationally and internationally.

Cal Poly Named Top College for Return on Investment

Aug 24, 2014


Cal Poly Named Top College for Return on Investment for English, Humanities Majors

Affordable Colleges Online has ranked Cal Poly the fifth best college in the nation for return on investment (ROI) for their English and humanities programs during the 2013 ROI polls. This year, in 2014, Cal Poly is ranked seventh.

Faculty Monthly Kudos, August 2014

Aug 12, 2014


Please join me in congratulating David Kann, who has had an amazing month in poetry:

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