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Written by Karen Lauritsen two years ago

Apply now! Open Science Cafe

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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

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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

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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

Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

Top 7 Best/Worst Things About Graduating

June 2013 is officially here, and that means the day I’ve been dreading expecting avoiding eagerly anticipating is finally here: graduation. Obviously, I’ve got some mixed feelings. This is a huge step into the next stage of any young adult’s

Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

On Pitch: Winners of the Pitch Perfect Video Competition

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Cal Poly’s outstandingly creative students were rewarded today for their entries in the Kennedy Library and Orfalea College of Business’ 5th Annual Pitch Perfect Video Competition. Students were asked to create 60-second videos around the theme “Imagine your Dream Library,”

Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

Yerba mate for the world!

A man pours hot water into a gourd held by a young woman.

What’s green, full of caffeine, and on a mission to rebuild the rainforest? Our Guayaki! Science Cafe guests will tell you, it’s yerba mate! Last week Cal Poly Science Cafe hosted Ana Yazdi and Michael Newton of Guayaki, who shared

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