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Written by Karen Lauritsen four 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 four 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 four 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 four years ago

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Kennedy Library

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So we all know that Kennedy Library is an awesome place to study, hang out between classes, get coffee and more. But did you know that your library has so much more to offer? Our library is such an amazing

Written by Tyler Deitz four years ago

Past, present and future of Banned Books Week

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The Past: Step into the way-back machine, all the way to the year 2010. It was my first year at Cal Poly and the first time Kennedy Library celebrated Banned Books Week. Because our celebration was new, when someone had

Written by Karen Lauritsen four years ago

Farewell, Vicki! A year and so much more

Photo of Vicki using a video camera at Mission Plaza

Today is the last day of work for Victoria Billings, our intrepid communications and public programs student assistant. Of course, this is the right thing considering she is now a Cal Poly journalism graduate. The world awaits! A world, I

Written by Victoria Billings four 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 four years ago

Yerba mate for the world!

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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

Written by Victoria Billings four years ago

Announcing two of Cal Poly’s Outstanding Student Employees of the Year!

A man in a suit and glasses stands next to a young woman in turquoise and a young man in a burgundy button up and tie. The young man holds a plaque for Outstanding Student Employee of the Year. They are outside and it is sunny.

This year, two talented student assistants from Kennedy Library were recognized with honors at Cal Poly’s Outstanding Student Employee of the Year awards reception. Glen Beebe, a programmer in Library Information Technology, was named Cal Poly’s top student employee out of

Written by Victoria Billings four years ago

Conversations with Cal Poly Authors puts morality on trial

Photo of Ron Den Otter and Jude Egan at Cal Poly Authors

“I believe that my book, Judicial Review in an Age of Moral Pluralism, is the most important book in the history of the world,” said Ronald Den Otter, Cal Poly associate professor of political science, to kick off the Cal Poly

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