Out Loud

Written by Megan Schellong one month ago

Digitized student newspapers provide access to campus history

As a reporter for Mustang News, I find myself searching for previous editions rather frequently. At one point or another, I need to reference an old article in order to write about a current issue. Digitizing Mustang News has served

Written by Laura Sorvetti two months ago

Preserving and Sharing President Warren J. Baker’s Legacy

Special Collections and Archives recently completed preparing several University Archives collections that are now available for research. Notably, the Office of the President, Warren J. Baker Collection, which includes approximately 32 linear feet of records and is one of the first

Written by Jan Kline three months ago

White Tears, by Hari Kunzru

For a book that has the word “white” in the title, this one is darker than dark. It starts with Seth, a young narrator who glancingly mentions his former mental problems. A music geek, he obsessively (but unobtrusively) records ambient

Written by Cara King three months ago

2017 Learn by Doing Scholar awardees named

About the Learn by Doing Scholar awards The Learn by Doing Scholar Awards recognize outstanding research on Cal Poly’s motto, Learn by Doing. Winning research not only applies this hands-on teaching method, but studies its effectiveness in real classrooms. Each

Written by Megan Schellong four months ago

Interdisciplinary projects thrive at Kennedy Library

Cal Poly students are taking a Learn by Doing approach to applying their skills in spaces outside the classroom. Materials engineering senior Zak Lilley applied his knowledge and skillset to improving the acoustics within the library’s student collaboration fishbowls. Lilley

Written by Megan Schellong four months ago

Environmental engineering students Learn By Doing in the library’s spaces

Environmental engineering students at Cal Poly are taking their learning labs to Kennedy Library. The goal of the class, “Noise and Vibration Control,” ENVE309,  is to familiarize students with real-world design problems. In spring quarter 2017, students worked on finding

Written by Megan Schellong four months ago

Celebrating diversity with the Cal Poly President’s Diversity Awards

President Armstrong and the diversity award winners stood and smiled together in the library atrium.

President Jeffrey Armstrong awarded individuals and organizations with the faculty, staff and student President’s Diversity Awards on Thursday, May 18  in Kennedy Library’s atrium. The event opened with remarks by President Jeffrey D. Armstrong, who said that Cal Poly is

Written by Megan Schellong five months ago

Students learn valuable skills from college librarians

Kennedy Library offers a variety of resources for students to use, including the one-on-one guidance from expert librarians. Pictured above, Ryan Manning (B.S. Psychology, 2015) worked with Brett Bodemer, College of Liberal Arts Librarian, on several research projects while completing

Written by Jan Kline five months ago

Mister Monkey, by Francine Prose

Francine Prose has written everything from a study of the impact of Anne Frank’s diary, to a guide to reading like a writer, to a wildly varied stack of novels. A former president of PEN, a finalist for the National

Written by Laura Sorvetti six months ago

From the University Archives: A Short History of Cal Poly’s Libraries

It’s National Library Week! This year’s theme is Libraries Transform, so we’re sharing a short history of how the Cal Poly library has transformed over the last 100 years.