Out Loud

Written by Jan Kline five months ago

The Unknowns, by Gabriel Roth

Gabe Roth

By now, I would have thought that the chance of coming up with a non-cliché male geek misfit character would be very slim. But Gabriel Roth has beaten the odds. His protagonist, Eric Muller, is real enough to walk off

Written by Rachel Scott five months ago

Student assistants of the library: Alex Georges

Alex Georges, student assistant in library-monographs

This post is written in collaboration with Lauren Young, LibRAT and Kennedy Library Out Loud contributor. Making more than 600 master theses searchable through the library’s online cataloging database, PolyCat, may sound difficult and complicated. But, for Alex Georges, student assistant for

Written by Rachel Scott six months ago

Dancing together from 0 to 31: Art + Computer Science = Learning

Binary Dance illustrations.

What is the benefit of educational games? How do art and computer science interact? And most importantly, what is “the binary dance?” Pete Hawkes, our Cal Poly Science Cafe guest at the second annual San Luis Obispo Mini Maker Faire on

Written by Rachel Scott six months ago

How Kennedy Library helps you save money

Kennedy Library

No longer will you break the bank buying an expensive textbook that you kinda-sorta used in that one GE class. No longer will you have to sell back that $150 biology textbook only to receive a fraction of what you

Written by Karen Lauritsen six months ago

Cal Poly Science Café to present Binary Dance May 10 at San Luis Obispo Mini Maker Faire

Kennedy Library will host “Binary Dance,” an interactive gaming experience on stage at Mission Plaza during the second annual San Luis Obispo Mini Maker Faire from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 10. The gaming experience is designed by Pete

Written by Karen Lauritsen six months ago

Student input is key in reimagining Kennedy Library

SLAC Photo Competition Reception

This post is written by Andrew Bui, Student Library Advisory Council. As a member of the Student Library Advisory Council, I’ve had amazing opportunities to collaborate with library administration about how we experience Kennedy Library. Being  someone who admittedly, (and

Written by Karen Lauritsen six months ago

Outstanding student employee of the year nominees and winner!

Lauren accepting award

Cal Poly’s Outstanding Student Employee of the Year awards reception was held last week. Among the nominees were three students from Kennedy Library — Ben Kieffer, Matt Rice and Lauren Young, who was named second runner up! Lauren is everywhere

Written by Karen Lauritsen six months ago

New York Times Graphic Director to talk on using data to tell stories May 9

Steve Duenes at Cal Poly

Steve Duenes, the graphics director for The New York Times, will present “How to Use Data and Design to Tell Stories” from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 9, in the Cal Poly Kennedy Library’s second floor café area.

Written by Karen Lauritsen six months ago

Project learning with liberal arts and engineering students

2013 San Luis Obispo Mini Maker Faire

Yesterday I went to a meeting of the Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies (LAES) 301/302 Project Learning class, taught by Grace Yeh and Michael Haungs, and held in a computer lab here at Kennedy Library. Students gave their proposal presentations

Written by Laura Sorvetti six months ago

From Farmers’ Picnic to Open House – A look back at a Cal Poly tradition

Billboard on Monterey Street welcomes campus visitors to Poly Royal, 1963 (University Archives Photograph Collection, University Archives)

The history of Open House, one of Cal Poly’s largest annual events, spans as far back as 1904. We’ve digitally gathered some of the records that tell its history from University Archives to share with you.       Farmers’ Institute