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Written by Rachel Scott two years ago

Geography Awareness Week 2013

Photo of Russ and Jeanine at map reception in community gallery

To celebrate Geography Awareness Week and GIS Day, Kennedy Library hosted a reception in the Community Gallery on Thursday, November 21 that featured maps created by students and faculty. Geography Awareness Week and the series of events we hosted for the

Written by Rachel Scott two years ago

From pilots to products: How urban prototyping can help your city

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Urban Prototyping: From Pilots to Products. Sounds impressive, but what on earth does it mean? Josette Melchor, the Founder and Executive Director of GAFFTA and George Zisiadis, an artist who recently installed the interactive “Pulse of the City” in Boston, explained

Written by Rachel Scott two years ago

Army veteran and Cal Poly student shares his experience this Veterans Day

Photo of Jose in the atrium at Kennedy Library

When we think of veterans, college students may not come to mind. We may think of older men and women who served in the military before we were born. However, veterans are many different ages and from all backgrounds. Meet

Written by Karen Lauritsen two years ago

Apply now! Open Science Cafe

Photo of Michael Newman in the stairs at Kennedy Library with green and gold balloons

I’m very excited to announce a new initiative, Open Science Cafe, which awards a student event proposal with a $3,000 budget and $500 stipend. Open Science Cafe is designed to inspire and empower students to make their own Cal Poly

Written by Rachel Scott two years ago

BDSM as an ethical lifestyle: A conversation with Lewis Call and Jane Lehr

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The term “BDSM” and the word “library” are not often used in the same sentence (I don’t think). Kennedy Library, however, changed that last Friday, October 18, at its most recent Conversations with Cal Poly Authors event. During this conversation, Lewis Call,

Written by Rachel Scott two years ago

Connecting students to their shared past at Cal Poly

Photo of Special Collections images of Cal Poly at University Store

Ever notice those huge, life-size photos posted on the windows of the University Store showing student life at Cal Poly in the olden days?  The 100″ by 100″ photos are definitely hard to miss. The unique, blown-up images are part of

Written by Rachel Scott two years ago

Getting started with Rachel Scott

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My name is Rachel Scott. If you Google my name, you will find out, shockingly, that I am not the only Rachel Scott in the world — side note: I also discovered that fact when I was invited to a

Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

Kennedy Library is an open education library

Business librarian Mark Bieraugel works with two students on a computer.

Kennedy Library recently introduced OATS (Open Access to Textbooks for Students). For more about how students can use OATS for their success, please see this Q and A. The rising cost of textbooks is no secret; it affects every Cal

Written by Karen Lauritsen two years ago

The golden carrot: Finger sandwich outreach with business librarian Mark Bieraugel

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This is a guest post by Mark Bieraugel, the business librarian. His interests include big data and helping student entrepreneurs. In his spare time he searches for nudibranchs and octopi in tide pools.  Finger sandwiches. No-cook appetizers. BBQ chicken.

Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

5 Tips for Beating Finals Stress and Acing School

A photo of students sitting at a table, with books and papers laid out before them. They are studying.

The gigantic number of students in Kennedy Library can only mean one thing: it’s finals week! Every seat is full and the lines at Julian’s have never been longer. With end-of-year finals here, that means Cal Poly students are currently