Out Loud  / san luis obispo

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

Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

Journey into library land: Get it into gear

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. New quarters are always a funny time at the library.

Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

Journey into library land: Before we get started

Photo of Victoria Billings and Stephen Chbosky

If you’ve spent much time in Kennedy Library recently, you’ve probably seen me. I’m running around, often with a camera or notepad, ducking back and forth between offices on the second floor and sometimes in the elevator going up and

Written by Victoria Billings three years ago

This Veterans Day, Kennedy Library thanks you

Photo of students signing thanks for Veteran's Day

At the top of the stairs, on the busy second floor landing, are posters covered in notes like: “Thank you for your service,” and “YOU ROCK!” The library intends to give the posters to the Cal Poly Veterans Club next

Written by Victoria Billings three years ago

Architecture time machine!

Photo of Cal Poly architecure students review Julia Morgan papers

Second year architecture students are stepping into the past with the help of Kennedy Library’s Special Collections. The upcoming exhibit, Atelier Morgan, features an inspiring collection of Julia Morgan’s sketches and drawings. As part of the exhibit, every second year

Written by Karen Lauritsen three years ago

On Foot! Adventures in city planning

Photo from On Foot! Science Cafe

The found objects included scraps of paper, foam hair curlers and plastic dinosaurs. The task? To build an ideal city using these disparate objects. With minimal instruction to encourage creative thinking, 140 people began building. They stood around tables in

Written by Victoria Billings three years ago

Santa Paula PhotoVoice Project

Photo from Photo Voice display

Kennedy Library invites you to view Cal Poly STRIDE’s photography exhibit, “Creating a Vision, Empowering a Community: The Santa Paula PhotoVoice Project” that is on display October 15 – November 5, 2012, in the Cafe Gallery on the second floor.

Written by Victoria Billings three years ago

Revenge of the white whale

Photo of G. Cotkin and C. Waitinas

Cal Poly author and history professor George Cotkin shared his own eccentric, extensive and often hilarious relationship with Herman Melville’s classic “Moby Dick” on October 12 at Kennedy Library’s first Conversations with Cal Poly Authors event of the school year.

Written by Karen Lauritsen three years ago

Science Cafe is coffee, cookies and communication

Photo from Taste Test Science Cafe

What do nanotechnology, bionics, Japanese bookbinding and coffee cupping have in common? They’ve all been featured topics at Cal Poly Science Cafe, an informal speaker series founded at Kennedy Library in 2008 that explores compelling topics with an expert (or

Written by Karen Lauritsen three years ago

Stewarding worms for Science Cafe

Photo of three guests at Science Cafe with the worm box

In my garage at home I carefully drilled small holes into a plastic bin that had once held guitar magazines. The worms had arrived at our doorstep earlier that day and I needed to make a home for them to

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