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Speed Networking Event

Feb 9, 2017

Come to the English Department's Speed Networking Event taking place on Saturday, February 25th from 1-3PM. Located in Building 7, ATL.

Take this opportunity to engage with alumni and and learn about exciting careers. 

Please RSVP to: by noon on Thursday, Feb 23rd with your name, year and Cal Poly email address.



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Unite Cal Poly!

Jan 19, 2017

Attend the first annual celebration of diversity and inclusivity!

Tuesday, January 31st in the Performing Arts Center. Doors open at 6PM.

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English Career Week Feb. 22-25

Jan 11, 2017

Cal Poly Career Services presents English Career Week Feb. 22-25, 2017. 

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Maria Woodson

English major Maria Woodson wins songwriting contest!

Oct 25, 2016

Maria Woodson of San Luis Obispo has won the grand prize of $1,000 in the Protest Song Songwriting Contest, a competition put on by the nonprofit Ecologistics Inc.

Woodson, who is a student studying English at Cal Poly, won for her haunting melody “Daffodils.” 

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Be Part of English's 200 for 200!

Jun 8, 2016

As this academic year comes to an end, we are looking to the future of the English Department. And you can help ensure that students get the same first-rate, hands-on education you received.

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Dorothy Cooper Memorial Scholarship

Jun 1, 2016

The English Department is pleased to announce the first three recipients of the Dorothy Cooper Memorial Scholarship for study abroad. English majors Molly Canfield and Madison Utley join Animal Science major/English minor Katherine Miller in winning $1000 scholarships to help support their upcoming study abroad experiences. Canfield and Utley travel to London this summer through Cal Poly's program, and Miller will study at Massey University in New Zealand next fall.


Jun 1, 2016

Nationally published poet and translator Mira Rosenthal has chosen English Major Rebecca Liberatore as winner of Cal Poly’s 2016 Academy of American Poets Contest for her poem “Night Roulette.”

Cal Poly Creative Writers to Read at Byzantium Celebration May 23

May 24, 2016

Cal Poly’s English Department will hold a reading and a celebration for the 26th edition of Byzantium, the department’s literary annual, at 7 p.m. Monday, May 23, at Steynberg Gallery in San Luis Obispo.

Disney Animator Tom Sito to Speak at Cal Poly

May 24, 2016

Next Tuesday the College of Liberal Arts will present Disney Animator, Tom Sito to speak on how the digital revolution has changed the production of animation over the past twenty-five years.

Cal Poly English Department Names 2016 American Scholar Prize Winner

May 12, 2016

Cal Poly English junior Jacquelyn Morris was named the 2016 American Scholar Prize winner for her literary essay. She will receive her award and $500 at the English Department commencement ceremony on Sunday, June 12.


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