Out Loud  / Robert E. Kennedy Library

Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

Kinesiology and Kennedy

A woman with long hair and a blue, black and white top stands in front of a poster proposing a kinesiology research project. She is talking to a blonde woman standing in the foreground with her back to the camera.

A newly renovated first floor gallery means that I get to be privy to new and exciting ideas almost constantly. In January, it was the 2nd year architecture students’ Julia Morgan-inspired projects. For the last several weeks, it has been

Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

Nerd entrepreneurs, bro entrepreneurs, and inspiration at Cal Poly

A man in blue with glasses sits next to a man in a suit who holds a microphone and one hand raised as he talks.

I like to think I’m an old hat at Science Cafes. After all, I’ve worked at Kennedy Library for eight months, and already worked two Science Cafes. I should have mastered it, right? Of course, just when I feel like

Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

Top six reasons why we love Kennedy Library on rainy days

A photo from the 5th floor of Kennedy Library. We are looking out onto several stories of the cement and glass building. The balconies are decorated with tables with yellow umbrellas. In the background, there are gray rainclouds over a green mountain with a white letter P painted on it.

Cal Poly has been a little damp lately, but don’t let that get you down! Rainy days are a chance to puddle jump or stay inside with a book and a mug of tea, so to honor them we’ve created

Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

Journey into Libraryland: green eggs and cameras

A woman in a red bandand pretends to bite a cardboard cut out of green eggs and ham.

Victoria Billings is the communications and public programs intern at Kennedy Library. ‘Journey into library land’ is a series about what she’s learned creating media for Cal Poly’s university library. Forgive me if I sound a little too ecstatic in

Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

One fish, two fish, read fish, cute fish

A green cut-out map of the United States, with a photo of Dr. Seuss and the words Read Across America across the top.

Hey, book nerds! You’ve probably already marked your calendars, but in case you forgot, March 2 is the birthday of Theodor Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss) and the annual Read Across America. Of course, this means Kennedy Library celebrated by inviting

Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

A Window to the Past

A photo of two windows, decorated with black and white photos of student groups. The green awnings above them say "Cal Poly" and "University Store." A women in a green sweater is walking by the photos.

People walking through the UU Plaza can take a little trip into Cal Poly’s past with the University Store’s historic window displays. Smiling women strum ukuleles, cheerleaders rally the Mustang spirit, engineers labor over an airplane and Amelia Earhart smiles

Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

Journey into Library Land: The Can-Do Attitude

A woman in a red bandana and blue shirt poses arm raised flexing her bicep and rolling up her sleeve like the iconic Rosie the Riveter poster. A blue speech bubble above her says "We Can Do It!"

Victoria Billings is the communications and public programs intern at Kennedy Library. ‘Journey into library land’ is a series about what she’s learned creating media for Cal Poly’s university library. As my boss, Karen, wisely said this week, it’s best

Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

Journey into library land: Blogging bonanza

A photo of a giant microbe plush of an E. coli cell, sitting on top of a shelf of books.

Victoria Billings is the communications and public programs intern at Kennedy Library. ‘Journey into library land’ is a series about what she’s learned creating media for Cal Poly’s university library. It’s been a busy two weeks! And not just because

Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

Julia Morgan’s legacy lives on in Cal Poly architecture students

A cardboard model of a visitor's center with glass doors that swing upward to open.

A tiny city sprung up almost overnight this January in Kennedy Library’s 1st Floor Gallery, thanks to the work of 2nd year architecture students. The city, or rather, models of buildings all inspired by architect Julia Morgan, was the result

Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

California music is an audible photograph

Photo of Craig Russell

How do you understand history? Do you look at photos, read books? Watch the History Channel? For Craig Russell, Cal Poly music professor, a community’s songs are enduring records of their era, providing in-depth and textured insight into their ways

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