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Written by Karen Lauritsen two 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 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 Victoria Billings two years ago

Shaking it up: Kennedy Library’s changes for “The Big Shift”

A photo of the Cal Poly mascot, Musty, jumping in the air with two students in front of Kennedy Library.

The longer I work at Kennedy Library, the more I realize that it’s not just a big cement box filled with books and computers and couches. The library is a project, a work-in-progress, constantly growing and expanding and changing as

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

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

Librarian recognized for helping freshman live and learn

A photo of two gourds and an apple on a table.

University Housing recognized Katherine O’Clair, the librarian for the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Science (CAFES), as an outstanding faculty member for her work with the Living Learning Program.

Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

Down to the Roots: Exhibit explores San Luis Obispo’s links to the land

The second floor of Kennedy Library has been transformed into a miniature Farmers’ Market for Special Collections’ Spring Exhibit, “Links to the Land.” The exhibit brings together records from over 12 collections to create one story about how San Luis

Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

On Pitch: Winners of the Pitch Perfect Video Competition

Photo of Dean Christy wiht Student Video Competition Winners

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

Written by Victoria Billings two years ago

Kennedy Library showcases student art with “This is Poly” photo competition

Reception for "This is Poly" photo competition by SLAC

Talented students are leaving their mark at Kennedy Library with the “This is Poly” photo competition, hosted by SLAC, the Student Library Advisory Council. The competition was proposed to generate new photography for Kennedy Library’s walls, as well as showcase

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