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May 15, 2013

Who do you think you are?” Nick Bilich asks the question from across a small table at Blackhorse Espresso in downtown SLO. He’s not posing it in a “you suggested that we meet at a coffee shop and now you’re not even ordering anything—so just who do you think you are?” sort of way. No, his question, though rhetorical, is also existential. And it’s at the heart of the Cal Poly Gender Equity Center’s current efforts to engage students and staff and the community at large.

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Registration Open for Gender Equity Center's 2013 Symposium on May 18

May 15, 2013

Registration is now open for the 2013 Gender Symposium to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in the Orfalea College of Business (Building 3), Room 213. The event will feature keynote speakers Sacchi Patel, manager of education and emergency response at the Sexual Assault & Relationship Abuse Education & Response Office at Stanford University, and Tania Isreal, associate professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology at UCSB. Registration is $10 and will include breakfast, lunch and coffee. For more information, contact Nick Bilich at nbilich@calpoly.edu or register online.

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LGBTQIA Faculty Staff Association Receives Grant to Host Talks May 14-15

May 15, 2013

Cal Poly's LGBTQIA Faculty Staff Association received a $1,000 grant from the San Luis Community Foundation. The grant will help support a series of roundtable discussions based on the book "How to Be Gay" by David Halperin and the topic "gay counter-acculturation" during the author's visit to campus May 14-15. For more information and a schedule of events, go to the CLA website, or contact Brian Kennelly at bkennell@calpoly.edu or ext. 6-2889.

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Cal Poly club remembers sexual assault victims

April 25, 2013

A Cal Poly club remembered survivors of sexual assault tonight with its "Take Back the Night" event. Cal Poly SAFER hosted an evening of speakers, a resource fair and a candlelight vigil at the Creeky Tiki in downtown San Luis Obispo. The international event started in 1975. SAFER is Cal Poly's sexual assault and relationship risk reduction program.

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Author Carissa Phelps to Speak on Campus April 29

April 19, 2013

Author and attorney Carissa Phelps, an advocate for homeless and transitional-age youth, will speak at Cal Poly from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 29, in Chumash Auditorium. The talk is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Cal Poly Chicana Latino Faculty Staff Association (CLFSA), Phelps’ presentation, “Carissa Phelps: Healing and Strength, Hope for Survivors” will include a 20-minute documentary titled “Carissa” by David Sauvage and a book signing for her memoir, “Runaway Girl: Escaping Life on the Streets, One Helping Hand at a Time.” Phelps will share her journey of letting go of a history of abuse, neglect, abandonment and trauma. By sharing her own story of healing and reconciliation, she inspires others to do the same. A survivor of child sex trafficking in California, Phelps was abandoned in the lobby of Fresno juvenile hall. After running away from group homes, she ended up on the street, homeless and alone. At age 12 she fell into prostitution. With the help of a dedicated counselor and math teacher in juvenile hall, Phelps found a love for education and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Fresno State University. After spending a year as a teacher, she earned a juris doctorate from the UCLA School of Law and an MBA from the UCLA School of Management in 2007. Co-sponsors for the event are Career Services; the College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences; the College of Liberal Arts; the College of Science and Mathematics; Kennedy Library; the MultiCultural Center; Orfalea College of Business; Safer; and the Franciscan Federation

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Cal Poly Farm Store at the Cal Poly Open House

April 19, 2013

Students from the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences are selling Cal Poly food products at the Cal Poly Farm Store during Open House on Saturday, April 20th from 10 am to 3 pm. The Cal Poly Farm Store will be located in the Farm Shop (Bldg. 9) at the corner of Highland Drive and Via Carta. Agribusiness students will facilitate a unique retail experience while production students will showcase how they learn by doing and provide their expertise behind each student-grown and student-made Cal Poly food product.

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Cal Poly to Present State's Best High School Musicians in Concert April 21

April 19, 2013

The Music Department will host the Cal Poly All-State Festival Concert, featuring more than 100 of the state's best high school musicians, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21, in Harman Hall in the Performing Arts Center. The All-State Festival Wind Orchestra and Festival Jazz Band will perform as part of the closing festivities of Cal Poly's three-day Open House event. The festival's Solo Competition winner will also perform, accompanied by pianist Susan Azaret Davies. The Festival Jazz Band director will be Charles Wood, music professor emeritus from Santa Barbara City College. The Festival Wind Orchestra will be conducted by William Johnson, Cal Poly music professor emeritus. Tickets are sold at the Performing Arts Ticket Office.

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Cal Poly Open House Concert Set for April 19

April 19, 2013

Three Cal Poly music ensembles featuring more than 100 of the university's finest student musicians will perform at this year's Open House Concert at 8 p.m. Friday, April 19, in Harman Hall in the Performing Arts Center. The Cal Poly Symphony, conducted by Christopher J. Woodruff, will present Bedřich Smetana's "Vltava" from "Ma Vlast" and Arturo Márquez's Danzón No. 2. The latter is a colorful work that presents the urban dance from Cuba as seen through the eyes of this popular Mexican composer. The Wind Ensemble, conducted by Andrew McMahan, will perform selections from its recent "Strike Up The Band" Pops Concert, including George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" with guest piano soloist W. Terrence Spiller. The University Jazz Band I, directed by Paul Rinzler, will perform "Soul Vaccination" by funk band Tower of Power, "I'm Gonna Live 'til I Die," as recorded by jazz vocalist Sarah Vaughan, and "Cruisin' for a Bluesin'," by Andy Weiner.

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SAFER Sponsors Violence-Prevention Programs throughout April

April 19, 2013

Safer, Cal Poly’s sexual assault and relationship violence prevention program, is offering events throughout April as part of Assault Awareness Month. Partners include the Sexual Assault Recovery and Prevention (SARP) Center, the United States Academy of Martial Arts, and the Cal Poly Multicultural, Pride and Gender Equity centers. Following is a calendar of events. For more information, visit Safer online. -- Clothesline Project: Features real stories of sexual assault in this community and throughout the nation. April 22-25 in UU Plaza.
-- Women in the Movement: Learn the true definition of feminism and its impact on the violence-prevention movement. Noon, April 22, UU 204.
-- Road to Recovery -The Effects of Sexual Violence: This workshop will examine the health effects of sexual violence on victims/survivors. 7 p.m. April 22, UU 204.
-- Women of Color and Violence: A workshop on how women around the world experience violence. Noon April 23, UU 204.
-- Leadership – Men in the Movement: This 90-minute workshop will highlight the ways in which males can join the movement to end sexual violence. The session will also offer a safe environment to discuss masculinity at Cal Poly and brainstorm strategies for promoting healthy masculinity on campus. 7 p.m., April 23, UU 204.
-- Denim Day: Support ending sexual assault around the world by wearing denim. Learn more about the shocking sexual assault case in Italy that spurred the creation of this event at denimdayinla.org/. 11 a.m., April 24, UU Plaza.
-- Self-Defense: Free self-defense class with the United States Academy of Martial Arts. RSVPs can be sent to safer@calpoly.edu. Noon, April 24, UU Plaza.
-- Take Back the Night: An international event that began in 1975, aimed at providing information about sexual assault and celebrating the progress made toward its eradication. This event will include a keynote speech, live music, candlelight vigil, resource fair, and raffle prizes. 6 p.m., April 25, Creeky Tiki, downtown San Luis Obispo.
-- Walk a Mile In Her Shoes: The Sexual Assault Recovery & Prevention Center and North County Women’s Shelter will host the 11th annual event, featuring a family fun fair, live music, raffle, nonprofit awareness fair, and a mile walk through downtown San Luis Obispo. Men are asked to participate by literally walking a mile in women’s high-heeled shoes. 10 a.m., April 27 in Mission Plaza, downtown San Luis Obispo.

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Pride Center to Celebrate 'Peace Through Pride' in April

April 19, 2013

April is filled with activities to celebrate “Peace Through Pride.” Pride Month events are designed to engage all members of the campus community. Events for the first portion of the month are listed below; additional information will be available weekly in Cal Poly Report. For more information or questions regarding Pride Month and its events, contact Patrick Fina at pfina@calpoly.edu or at ext. 6-6256. -- Out in the Media: Discuss the portrayal of LGBTQIA individuals in the media and the implications of accurate or stereotypical depictions. The workshop will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. April 17, in Kennedy Library, Room 202A.
-- Summer of ’69: From Stonewall to Woodstock - Display on the second floor of Kennedy Library, explores two historic movements and their lasting impacts on the LGBTQIA community.
-- Looking Ahead - Ally Training: The Pride Center will host a two-hour, interactive workshop that challenges participants to take an active role in promoting an inclusive campus environment for all. The event will be held from noon to 2 p.m. April 24 in Kennedy Library, Room 202A. Light refreshments will be served, compliments of the library.
-- Pride Prom - Food, photos and cake will make a night to remember. Cost is $15 at the door, including admission, hors d’oeuvres and dessert. Madonna Inn. Venetian Ballroom, 8 p.m.-midnight Friday, April 26.
-- Trans 101 - This workshop will explore the trans community and educate participants on the variety of experiences therein. Includes an overview of basic principles of sex and gender and discussions of socially constructed notions. Noon to 2 p.m. Monday, April 29, Kennedy Library Room 202A.
-- Trivia Night - Join the Pride Center for a fun night of Trivia with a LGBTQIA theme in UU 220 from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aprils 29.
-- Soup and Substance: Polyamory - Learn what 'Polyamory' means, from a resident expert. 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 30, in UU 220.
-- QPOC Dialog Session - This event will explore the intersections of culture and sexuality. Organizers ask that attendees be those who identify as queer, those of color, or both. 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in UU 216.

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Cal Poly Open House to Celebrate 20 Years April 18-20

April 19, 2013

Cal Poly invites current and prospective students and supporters, faculty and staff, and the San Luis Obispo community to “Cal Poly Open House: Celebrating 20 Years,” on campus April 18-20. Presented by the university’s Orientation Programs, Open House provides a showcase for the many enriching aspects of Cal Poly and the Learn by Doing education. Aall visiting students and their families are invited to club preview night at Farmers Market on Thursday, April 18, in downtown San Luis Obispo. Admitted Students’ Preview Day on Friday will allow students and supporters to explore their future academic careers at Cal Poly. Prospective students will be encouraged to learn about curricula, hear from college deans and talk with faculty and current students. On Saturday, the Cal Poly campus will reflect school pride as the public enjoys food, games and booths prepared by more than 200 clubs and organizations. Visitors and students can experience special events such as the Poly Royal Parade, a Kids’ Fair, live music, the Cal Poly Tractor Pull, the Cal Poly Rodeo, and more.

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Register Now for the Second Annual Mustang Mile

April 19, 2013

Show your Mustang Pride and sense of Cal Poly community by registering for the second annual Mustang Mile. You can register for the 5K Run/Walk today as an individual or team (four runners per team) online at ASI Connect. The Mustang Mile 5K and festival will take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. The 5K will begin in front of the Recreation Center and will be followed by a festival inside the main gym. Mustang Mile participants are encouraged to wear costumes, enjoy musical entertainment, interact and have fun. Prizes will be awarded for participation and costumes. ASI is pleased to work with the campus community and Aware Awake Alive to celebrate the privilege of being a Mustang and recognize the importance of caring for one another. For more information, contact ASI Events at ext. 6-6342.

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SAFER Sponsors Violence-Prevention Programs throughout April

Safer, Cal Poly’s sexual assault and relationship violence prevention program, is offering events throughout April as part of Assault Awareness Month. Partners include The Sexual Assault Recovery and Prevention (SARP) Center, the United States Academy of Martial Arts, and the Cal Poly Multicultural, Pride and Gender Equity centers. Following is a calendar of events. For more information, visit Safer online.

  • Bystander Intervention: This workshop will teach students to intervene in a safe and effective way when witnessing violence occurring in their community or on campus. 11 a.m. April 10, UU 220.
  • College Sex and Love Languages: Two-part workshop includes a discussion on college sex and hook up culture and information about how different languages of love can influence the relationships people have with one another. 5 p.m. April 15, UU 204.
  • The Sex You Want: This workshop (co-sponsored by Panhellenic and IFC), will feature a discussion surrounding typical college-sex scenarios and how consent can enhance your sexual relationship. 5 p.m. April 16, Performing Arts Center.
  • Clothesline Project: Features real stories of sexual assault in this community and through the nation. April 22-25 in UU Plaza.
  • Women In the Movement: Learn the true definition of feminism and its impact on the violence-prevention movement. Noon April 22, UU 204.
  • Road to Recovery: The Effects of Sexual Violence: This workshop will examine the health effects of sexual violence on victims/survivors. 7 p.m. April 22, UU 204.
  • Women of Color and Violence: A workshop on how women around the world experience violence. Noon April 23, UU 204.
  • Leadership – Men in the Movement: This 90-minute workshop will highlight the ways in which males can join the movement to end sexual violence. The session will also offer a safe environment to discuss masculinity at Cal Poly and brainstorm strategies for promoting healthy masculinity on this campus. 7 p.m. April 23, UU 204.
  • Denim Day: Support ending sexual assault around the world by wearing denim. Learn more about the shocking sexual assault case in Italy that spurred the creation of this event at denimdayinla.org/. 11 a.m. April 24, UU Plaza.
  • Self-Defense: Free self-defense class with the United States Academy of Martial Arts. RSVPs can be sent to safer@calpoly.edu. Noon April 24, UU Plaza.
  • Take Back the Night: An international event that began in 1975, aimed at providing information about sexual assault and celebrating the progress made toward its eradication. This event will include a keynote speech, live music, candlelight vigil, resource fair, and array of raffle prizes. 6 p.m. April 25, Creeky Tiki, downtown San Luis Obispo.
  • Walk a Mile In Her Shoes: The Sexual Assault Recovery & Prevention Center and North County Women’s Shelter host 11th annual event, featuring a family fun fair, live music, raffle, nonprofit awareness fair, and a mile walk through downtown San Luis Obispo. Men are asked to participate by literally walking a mile in women’s high-heeled shoes. 10 a.m. April 27 in Mission Plaza, downtown San Luis Obispo.

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Cal Poly Open House Concert

April 19, 2013

Three Cal Poly music ensembles featuring more than 100 of the university's finest student musicians will perform at this year's Open House Concert at 8 p.m. Friday, April 19, in Harman Hall in the Performing Arts Center. The Cal Poly Symphony, conducted by Christopher J. Woodruff, will present Bedřich Smetana's "Vltava" from "Ma Vlast" and Arturo Márquez's Danzón No. 2. The latter is a colorful work that presents the urban dance from Cuba as seen through the eyes of this popular Mexican composer. The Wind Ensemble, conducted by Andrew McMahan, will perform selections from its recent "Strike Up The Band" Pops Concert, including George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" with guest piano soloist W. Terrence Spiller. The University Jazz Band I, directed by Paul Rinzler, will perform "Soul Vaccination" by funk band Tower of Power, "I'm Gonna Live 'til I Die," as recorded by jazz vocalist Sarah Vaughan, and "Cruisin' for a Bluesin'," by Andy Weiner. The public is invited to visit the campus for Open House and stay late to enjoy an evening of live entertainment. Tickets are sold at the Performing Arts Ticket Office.

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Students staying up late to raise money for St. Jude Children's Hospital

February 27, 2013

Cal Poly Students are staying up late Wednesday night, but not to study, or party. It's for a fundraiser called Up 'Til Dawn. The event is a letter writing campaign to raise money for St. Jude Children's Hospital. Students will go to Chumash Auditorium between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. and send letters to family and friends, asking for donations.

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Gender Equity Center Presents "Words of Choice" on March 1

February 27, 2013

The Gender Equity Center will present "Words of Choice," a dynamic pro-choice theater piece, at 4 p.m. March 1 in UU 218. The event will feature a live theatrical streaming from New York with powerful stories from women and men on the right to choose, through poetry, spoken word, oral history, and journalism. There will be a live discussion via Twitter, photos, and built-in messaging boards.

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Nipomo 'wish kid' performs at fundraiser

February 15, 2013

Two grown-up “wish kids” — one from Nipomo — combined their talents to perform for the crowd that attended the Wish Night Celebration last Friday night in Westlake Village…That wish was granted by Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties through the financial support of Cal Poly’s Chi Omega sorority.

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MultiCultural Center to Host Gospel Fest Feb. 2

January 20, 2013

Cal Poly’s MultiCultural Center will host Gospel Fest from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, in Chumash Auditorium. This celebration of gospel music will include a performance by San Luis Obispo's Breakthrough Ministries. Pastor Stephen Adeniyi from the Celestial Church of Christ in Los Angeles will minister the event. Student performances throughout the evening will include praise dancing, poetry and singing. For more information, contact Jessica Hernandez at ext. 6-6249 or mcc@calpoly.edu or visit the MultiCultural Center website.

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Feb. 12 is Same Gender Hand Holding Day on Campus

January 20, 2013

The Pride Center has announced it will hold its annual Same Gender Hand Holding Day on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Activities will begin at 11 a.m. on Dexter Lawn with a hand-holding march up to the UUPlaza, where other events will take place until 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join in a declaration of love with friends, partners or acquaintances.

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Suicide Prevention Training Set for Feb. 1

January 20, 2013

Safer and the Counseling Center are collaborating to bring staff and faculty a suicide prevention education opportunity. The training -- a beginning tool to helping people who may be thinking about suicide -- is called QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer). It will be facilitated by Sarag Hagg in the Counseling Center. The training will run 8 to 11 a.m. in UU 220. Breakfast is included. RSVP by emailing Christina Kaviani.

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Cal Poly Report

November 26, 2012

Visit the Cal Poly Report Index!

Cal Poly Report is published every Wednesday, except holidays and academic breaks.

E-mail submissions with any links and photos to polynews@calpoly.edu by 4 p.m. on the Friday before publication and include the words "For Cal Poly Report" in the subject line. Submissions received after the deadline will be held for the next edition.

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Cal Poly Report

November 26, 2012

The Nov. 21, 2012 issue of Cal Poly Report is now available.

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MultiCultural Center Hosts Native American Heritage Series in November

November 9, 2012

Cal Poly’s MultiCultural Center will host a series of events in celebration of their Native American Heritage Series. All events are free and open to the public.
- “Another Type of Groove”- 7:30 to 10 p.m. Nov. 7 in Chumash Auditorium. Poet Lorna Dee Cervantes. Open mic opportunities will be available to students, staff and community members.
- “Film Screening: The Canary Effect: Kill the Indian Save the Man”- 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 13 in Chumash Left Wing. A discussion on the role of Native Americans in modern American media will follow the film. Topics will include the absence of Native American representation in the news and its effect on members of Native American reservations.
- “Queer People of Color (QPOC) - Redefining Beauty Pageants: A Discussion of Beauty Across Cultures – 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 15 in Chandler Lounge (University Union). Join the MultiCultural Center and Pride Center for a cross-cultural discussion of beauty and how it’s showcased in beauty pageants.

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Vagina Monologues Auditions

October 31, 2012

The Vagina Monologues is an award-winning collection of eleven hilarious and moving monologues written by author and activist Eve Ensler. This year marks our 10th anniversary of hosting the show here at Cal Poly. Auditions are open to any female-identified Cal Poly students, faculty, staff or community members. You do not need to prepare any material and previous acting experience is not required. Excerpts of the monologues will be available at the auditions to read. Questions? Contact Veronica Heiskell at vheiskel@calpoly.edu or call 805-756-2600.
Audition
Monday, November 5th: UU 204 7pm-10pm
Tuesday, November 6th: UU 220 7pm-10pm
Call Backs
Wednesday, November 7th: UU 220 3pm-5pm


Fall Gathering Celebrating Women Set for Nov. 7

October 31, 2012

Staff and faculty are invited to attend the Fall Gathering Celebrating Women, sponsored by the President's Office, the Status of Women Committee, and the Gender Equity Center. The gathering will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the Performing Arts Center Lobby and will feature panelists representing the diverse experiences of female faculty and staff at Cal Poly. President Jeffrey D. Armstrong and Provost Kathleen Enz Finken will share a few words about the importance of this event and of women’s experiences at Cal Poly. Lunch will be served.

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Campus Visits Set for Student Affairs VP Candidates

October 31, 2012

President Jeffrey D. Armstrong has accepted the recommendation of the Vice President for Student Affairs Consultative Search Committee, chaired by Stephan Lamb, to invite four finalists for the position to visit campus over the next three weeks. The candidates and their visit dates are:
- Kevin D. Rome, Ph.D., vice chancellor for student affairs and enrollment management, North Carolina Central University, Oct. 31-Nov. 1
- Keith B. Humphrey, Ph.D., assistant vice president for student affairs and Dean of Students, University of Arizona, Nov. 5-6
- Melynda Huskey, Ph.D., Dean of Students and assistant vice president for student services, Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment, Washington State University, Nov. 8-9
- Melissa M. Vito, Ed.D., vice president for student affairs, University of Arizona, Nov. 15-16
Staff, faculty, students and the campus community are invited to attend Open Forums on Oct. 31 for Rome, Nov. 5 for Humphrey, Nov. 8 for Huskey, and Nov 15 for Vito. Each forum will run 2:10 to 3 p.m. in the left wing of Chumash Auditorium, UU204.

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Hundreds of volunteers come out to help "Make a Difference"

October 28, 2012

Hundreds of people from all over San Luis Obispo County were coming together on Saturday to help out their neighbors. The volunteers took part in "Make a Difference Day."
They completed various tasks at more than 25 non-profit agencies throughout the county.
At least 70 volunteers were at Growing Grounds in San Luis Obispo, where they were raking leaves, trimming plants, and sprucing up the area…The nationally-recognized event is organized by the Center for Community Engagement at Cal Poly and United Way of San Luis Obispo County.

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MultiCultural Center's Latino Heritage Series Continues Through Nov. 1

October 24, 2012

Cal Poly’s MultiCultural Center continues to host a series of events in celebration of Latino Heritage Month. All events are free and open to the public. - “Spanish Influences on Filipino Culture,” 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in UU 220 – Rosalie Salutan Marquez, president of the Filipino American National Historical Society in San Luis Obispo and a retired teacher from the Filipino community, will speak about the Spanish influences in Filipino culture. - “Dia de los Muertos,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, location TBA – Join the MultiCultural Center in celebrating the Day of the Dead. More details to come. The MultiCultural Center cultivates a campuswide community that represents and celebrates the diversity of Cal Poly’s student body.

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LGBTQIA Faculty Staff Association Plans Oct. 24 Social

October 24, 2012

The LGBTQIA Faculty Staff Association invites all Cal Poly LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, ally) faculty and staff and allies to attend a Fall Welcome Social from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 at Pappy McGregor’s, 1865 Monterey St. in San Luis Obispo (upstairs meeting room). Come learn about this new association, socialize and celebrate the beginning of the new academic year. Appetizers will be served.

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Poly Live Episode 1- Season 4

October 17, 2012

For the first time ever, Poly Live will be continuing into the school year! This means we will be able to cover students as they transition into their new life at Cal Poly. Tune in to get inside information about all the exciting campus events, and to get a better feel of what it really means to be a Mustang! We are also updating our technology to make viewing Poly Live more fun and user-friendly. Be sure to check out the first episode of season 4!

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Festival celebrates cultural diversity

October 14, 2012

A local club was celebrating cultural diversity on Sunday. Cal Poly's Multi-Cultural Center put on Culture Fest, a free event held at Mitchell Park in San Luis Obispo. It featured a variety of live performances by local organizations as well as International food, and many cultural activities everyone could enjoy. Cal Poly student Llanee Anderson said, "Every day i get to meet someone new and it really re-affirms the fact that SLO is a good place, and it is becoming more culturally aware and tolerant as time goes by." Anderson says the event was not just for Cal Poly students, but something for the entire community to enjoy.

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Cal Poly’s 15th Annual CultureFest Set for Oct. 14

September 26, 2012

Cal Poly’s MultiCultural Center and Dean of Studentswill host the 15th annual CultureFest from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at San Luis Obispo’s Mitchell Park, showcasing the cultural diversity within the university and San Luis Obispo community. This annual festival celebrates and advocates cultural diversity through student displays, performances, music, food and more. This year’s theme is “Cultivating Culture.” This free, family-friendly event also features a children’s area with games and crafts.

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The Pride Center is happy to announce that October has three opportunities for Ally Training!

September 20, 2012

They are as follows:

October 5th - 2-4pm in UU 216
October 18th - 12-2pm and 3-5pm in UU 218

Ally Trainings are two hour interactive workshops that explore terminology, culture, and concepts regarding the LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Ally) community and how to be a supportive and inclusive member of society for those who identify as LGBTQIA. The Pride Center recommends attending one yearly to stay up to date on information. For questions or more information, contact Patrick Fina at calpoly.ally@gmail.com or (805) 503 8933.

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Cal Poly’s Safer will be holding its annual Run to Remember 5K fun run!

September 20, 2012

This event is meant to commemorate those who have passed on as a result of sexual assault; highlighting three students of the San Luis Obispo community who were sexually assaulted, then killed in the late 1990’s. We will also take this time to remember, honor, and celebrate the life of every survivor of sexual assault.
Participants in the run not only include Cal Poly students, faculty and staff, but members from the San Luis Obispo community as well. The cost to run is $5, with 100% of the proceeds going to help fund Cal Poly’s Safer, as well as San Luis Obispo County SARP (Sexual Assault Recovery and Prevention) Center’s programs and resources.
The run will take place on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 in Cal Poly’s University Union Plaza. Registration will begin at 5pm, and the run will begin at 6pm. There will be live music, speakers including San Luis Obispo mayor, Jan Marx, and Cal Poly’s ASI President, Katie Morrow, as well as spoken word performers and more.

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Community Center Adopts New Name

September 20, 2012

Cal Poly’s Community Center adopted a new name Sept. 18, becoming the Center for Community Engagement. The new name aligns the center with the CSU's strategic plan to serve the economic, public policy and social needs of the state. The CSU Chancellor's Office defines “community engagement” as “the collaboration between higher education and their larger communities for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.” The Center for Community Engagement at Cal Poly connects students with meaningful volunteer opportunities that complement their educational experience, strengthen their understanding of diversity and social responsibility, and develop skills to become ethical and knowledgeable leaders who contribute to a global society.

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Cal Poly MultiCultural Center to Host First Social of the Year

September 20, 2012

Cal Poly’s MultiCultural Center will host its first social from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 in UU220. Both new and transfer students will have the opportunity to meet faculty and staff and learn about the diverse range of programs Cal Poly has to offer. Cal Poly faculty and staff will also speak about their programs and what they can offer students of color, underrepresented students, and first-generation students to help enrich their academic year. The MultiCultural Center cultivates a campus wide community that represents and celebrates the diversity of Cal Poly’s student body. This event is free and open to the public.

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Cal Poly Pride Center to Host LGBTQIA Organizations Social on Sept. 19

September 19, 2012

Cal Poly’s Pride Center invites faculty, staff, and students to their quarterly social from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 19 in UU220. The LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Ally) Organizations Social is designed to allow incoming and continuing students to familiarize themselves with both on and off campus resources that provide services, social outlets, and other support to the LGBTQIA student community. Sponsored by Cal Poly’s Pride Center, the social will also include Jamba Juice as refreshments for the first 100 guests.

The Pride Center supports the mission of Dean of Studentsby focusing on the unique academic, cultural, and social needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) students to promote personal growth and education.

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Cal Poly's 9th Annual Days of Service

August 16, 2012

Where there’s a tree that needs planting, a Mustang will be there. Where there’s a shelter dog or cat in need of a walk, and maybe some lovin’, a Mustang will be there. Where there’s canned goods for the hungry in need of stacking, well, you get the point. Unless you don’t, in which case you obviously didn’t start off your day with a balanced breakfast. Go eat a bowl of Wheaties and give it a second look.

Cal Poly’s annual Week of Welcome is just a little over one month away. The event, which is intended to introduce freshmen, transfer students, and out of state and international students to life at Cal Poly, takes place Sept. 12-17. Now before you go boo-hooing into your Wheaties because you don’t happen to fall into one of those categories, the university has announced that it’s seeking community partners to participate in WOW’s ninth annual Days of Service, Sept. 15 and 17 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

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Orientation Programs Refined Through Campuswide Navigation

may 22, 2012

Student Affairs has announced refinements to its Orientation Programs for new students, developed through a collaborative effort involving 70 faculty members, staff members and students from around campus. The changes are aimed at creating an orientation process that better promotes success for new students, utilizes parents as partners, and addresses transitional issues that new Mustangs face. New students are urged to participate fully and follow all recommended steps as they acclimate to the university and community. Throughout the summer, students and families will get a taste of campus life and resources through a live video podcast, Poly Live. They will then visit the campus in July and August for a two-day Soar program and discover university expectations and traditions, learn about academic tools and advising, explore the San Luis Obispo community, and stay overnight in Poly Canyon Village. A special session for transfer students and families takes place in August (with a similar session for out-of-state and international students in September). An online course through Poly Learn is available to assist with questions related to block registration. During Week of Welcome in September, students meet their new living communities, learn about their major and academic advising, get involved in clubs and organizations, and discuss social issues and tips for a successful transition. More information about the refined Orientation Programs - including dates and reservation information - is available at http://orientation.calpoly.edu.

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Mark S. Reuling Volleyball Challenge

may 4, 2012

Dean of Studentswins 2nd place in the Mark S. Reuling Volleyball Challenge for depression awareness. Go Team!

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Gender Equity Center to Present First Gender Symposium

may 2, 2012

The Gender Equity Center will hold its first Gender Symposium on Saturday, May 19 on campus. Its the first of what the center plans to make an annual event. This year, the symposium will focus on exploring gender and how it relates to and intersects with religion, race and culture. Dr. Jason Laker, professor of Counselor Education at San Jose State University, will be the keynote speaker. Cal Poly students, faculty and staff members will facilitate workshops and panel discussions. Participation is limited to the first 90 registrants, so reserve your space now. To register or for more information about the event, visit the Gender Equity Center online or contact Nick Bilich at nbilich@calpoly.edu.

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Gender Equity Center Presents "Phallacies"

may 2, 2012

Cal Poly's Gender Equity Center will present "Phallacies - The Bro Code" from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 7 in Chumash Auditorium. "Phallacies" is a men's health dialogue and theater program created through the Center for Health Promotion at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The program uses theater and comedy skits to portray different aspects and stereotypes associated with masculinity, and to encourage a more positive and encompassing expression of masculine identity. The Bro Code is an assumed list of rules among some men. Through monologues and skits, Phallacies aims to use comedy to show the ridiculousness of such rules and raise awareness about the negative impact the Bro Code has on men and society. Phallacies seeks to create a Cal Poly community where individuals can be themselves, without feeling constrained by laws restricting one's behavior.

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Daniel Galvan is Cal Poly's Student Employee of the Year

may 2, 2012

Daniel Galvan, a senior majoring in Sociology and minoring in Spanish, was recently selected as Cal Poly's 2011-12 Outstanding Student Employee of the Year. Galvan, originally from Riverside, Calif., was unanimously selected from 36 student nominees. He was the year's most highly recommended candidate, and those who recommended him for the award said he is a well-respected leader who inspires those around him and provides outstanding services to his department. Galvan's nomination also won recognition in the regional and state competitions sponsored by the Western Association of Student Employment Administrators (WASEA). This is the second consecutive year Cal Poly's outstanding student employee also won both state and regional awards.

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Safer Marks National Sexual Assault Awareness Month

april 25, 2012

Cal Poly's Safer program is hosting several new events and workshops throughout April to mark National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Topics for upcoming events include Sexual Assault and the Military, Bystander Intervention, Cyber Stalking, Men in Society and Healthy Relationships. The last week of April is the annual Remember Week, which serves to commemorate the tragic losses of sexual assault victims Aundria Crawford, Rachel Newhouse, Kristin Smart and Chelsea King. Throughout the week, this year from April 25-29, a Clothesline Project will be on display on Dexter Lawn. Safer has also created an outreach program in April called Safe Organizations, or Safe Orgs, to raise awareness about sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking and to extend its knowledge and awareness into the Cal Poly community by connecting to the most actively motivated students on campus.

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Gender Equity Center to Present First Gender Symposium

april 25, 2012

The Gender Equity Center will hold its first Gender Symposium on Saturday, May 19 on campus. Its the first of what the center plans to make an annual event. This year, the symposium will focus on exploring gender and how it relates to and intersects with religion, race and culture. Dr. Jason Laker, professor of Counselor Education at San Jose State University, will be the keynote speaker. Cal Poly students, faculty and staff members will facilitate workshops and panel discussions. Participation is limited to the first 90 registrants, so reserve your space now. To register or for more information about the event, visit the Gender Equity Center online or contact Nick Bilich at nbilich@calpoly.edu.

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Cal Poly's 19th Annual Open House

april 19, 2012

Cal Poly wrapped up it's 19th annual Open House on Saturday, a three day event showcasing the campus for students, alumni, and the community. Check out some of the pictures at the SLO Tribune website!

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Taste of Cal Poly

april 19, 2012

The Food Science and Nutrition Department's "Taste of Cal Poly" at Open House was so delicious that they sold out of everything at around 3:30 p.m. and made it on KSBY news!

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Open House

april 12, 2012

Cal Poly is known for its school colors, green and gold, but Open House weekend will add a little pink to the palette. Bright pink. Phyllis Madonna, owner of the garishly popular Madonna Inn-the local establishment that draws tourists looking to eat at the fabulous Copper Cafe, sleep in a caveman-themed room, and/or urinate into a waterfall-was selected to serve as the college's Open House grand marshal.
Cal Poly officials will honor Madonna, a longtime college supporter whose family has studied at the local campus for generations, at the Poly Royal Parade on April 14.The overall theme for the weekend (events run April 12 to 15) is "Green and Gold Rush," and prospective students, current attendees, family members inspecting the area, and locals looking for an excuse to get out no matter the weather will find plenty to do.
The main events on Saturday kick off with the aforementioned parade at 9 a.m. Floats and marchers will pour down Perimeter Road. An opening ceremony will pack Dexter Lawn at 10 a.m.

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Cal Poly's Open House Scheduled for April 14

april 2, 2012

The public is invited to Cal Poly's Open House on April 14. The event will begin at 9 a.m. with the Poly Royal Parade, starting at Grand Avenue and Perimeter Road, traveling north toward Via Carta and ending at Dexter Lawn. Seating is available along the route. Parking is free.

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Cal Poly Continues to Celebrate Women's HERstory Week

march 7, 2012

Women's HERstory Week is a chance to celebrate women in history and discuss the status of women today. There will be presentations from the Gender Equity Center, Pride Center and Multicultural Center along with film screenings. Upcoming events include:
Wednesday, March 7: The History of Women at Cal Poly, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., UU 216
Thursday, March 8: Black Women in Television, noon to 1 p.m., UU 219

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Up Till Dawn

february 16, 2012

Read on to learn about the good times to be had on the Cal Poly campus. Are you a night owl? Love to stay up way past your bedtime? Why not stay up and raise money for a worthy cause? On Feb. 21 at the Chumash Auditorium, join students from Cal Poly as they gather for a letter-writing event aimed at helping St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

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Talk Sex with Juicy Justine

february 15, 2012

Talk Sex with sexologist Juicy Justine on February 15th from 9-11pm in Chumash Auditorium. She will be there to answer all of your burning questions on sex, dating and relationships. This is going to be an excellent and enlightening event which is a collaboration with ASI and Dean of Students. Free for All Cal Poly Students with ID. $10 for the community. Must be 18 or over.

Students Invite Public to Stay Up 'Til for St. Jude's

february 15, 2012

Students from across campus will gather Feb. 21 for a letter-writing event aimed at helping St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital - and they hope the public will join them. The '80s-themed event, titled Up 'til Dawn, will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. in Chumash Auditorium and will feature live entertainment, free food, shirts, games and prizes. Envelopes, stamps, and pre-written donation letters will be provided; students will bring addresses and send letters to family and friends to help raise money for the children of St. Jude's Hospital. Fraternities, sororities, Cal Poly housing groups, sports clubs, local businesses, dance clubs, and many other clubs and organizations have already committed to this event. This event is open to the public. To attend, please bring at least seven addresses that can be used to send donation letters.

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Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues 2012"

february 15, 2012

Cal Poly will stage its ninth annual production of "The Vagina Monologues" over President's Day Weekend in the Pavilion in the Performing Arts Center. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17-18, and 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19. The production is a benefit designed to raise awareness and funds to end violence against women and girls and is part of the global V-Day movement. Tickets are $15 and are on sale at the Performing Arts Center Ticket Office. Ticket Office hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. To order by phone, call SLO-ARTS (805-756-2787). The Cal Poly Gender Equity Center is sponsoring the event. Proceeds will go to the university's Safer program and the community's Sexual Assault Recovery and Prevention Center, The Women's Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo, The North County Women's Shelter, and the V-Day's Spotlight Campaign on the Women and Girls of Haiti. For more information, contact Michelle Houston at 805-698-2534 or mphousto@calpoly.edu.

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Soup and Substance: The "N" Word

february 15, 2012

The Tuesday, Feb. 21 edition of Soup & Substance will focus on the "N" word, a controversial topic inside and outside the black community. This event will include stories from Cal Poly students about their expereinces and opinions with the word. We will also discuss the "N" word in the context of hate crimes, history and hip hop. The discussion will provide a safe space and opportunity for students to share their opinions with respect for others. The event will run from 11 a.m. to noon in Chumash Left Wing, UU Room 204. Lunch will be provided by Student Community Services. For more information on Soup and Substance, visit the Community Center website.

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Community Center to Present Change the Status Quo

february 8, 2012

The Community Center in Cal Poly's Dean of Students will present the annual Change the Status Quo conference Feb. 10 and 11 in Chumash Auditorium in the University Union. The annual event educates and motivates attendees on social issues about which they are passionate. The workshops provide tangible tools for people to go out into their community and make a change. This year's conference will begin with preview night from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 10, followed by a full-day program from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 11. Registration is $15 for students and $25 for non-students. Register at www.scs.calpoly.edu. For more information, contact Evan Razor at erazor@calpoly.edu or ext. 6-5120.

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Dancesport Competition at Cal Poly

february 6, 2012

The Cal Poly DanceSport Team held its fifth annual Ballroom and Latin DanceSport Competition on Friday in the Chumash Auditorium. DanceSport, which includes tango, salsa, swing and more, has gained full recognition by the International Olympic Committee.

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Cal Poly WOW Team Leaders Give Back to the Community

february 2, 2012

SAN LUIS OBISPO - Cal Poly's Week of Welcome orientation program had 44 student leaders donate their time to the San Luis Obispo community January 28 in the program's annual Team Day of Service event.

The Day of Service is organized every quarter to establish connections and showcase the student leaders' dedication to the community. The Week of Welcome program teaches orientation leaders and incoming students that they are not only Cal Poly students, but also members of this community. The Day of Service event illustrates this philosophy.

WOW Executive Board member and Campus and Community Relations Committee Co-chair Bryanna Lindgren says, "We're fortunate to have a group of students who are so excited about community service. They love having the opportunity to step away from Cal Poly life and put their efforts into something meaningful that will help improve the community. We love the work we do and we have fun doing it!"

The Week of Welcome program is looking forward to many more community service projects, all coordinated through Cal Poly Student Community Services. According to the California average for the value of a volunteer dollar, each leader saved $23.29 an hour, thus with three hours of community service, the group is expected to save $3,740 in services.

For more information, contact Jason, assistant coordinator of Cal Poly's Orientation Programs, at 805-756-2477 or jmockfor@calpoly.edu.

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Provocative Perspectives Presents Author Firoozeh Dumas

january 30, 2012

The Community Center in Cal Poly's Dean of Students will present the annual Change the Status Quo conference Feb. 10 and 11 in Chumash Auditorium in the University Union. The annual event educates and motivates attendees on social issues about which they are passionate. The workshops provide tangible tools for people to go out into their community and make a change. This year's conference will begin with preview night from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 10, followed by a full-day program from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 11. Registration is $15 for students and $25 for non-students. Register at www.scs.calpoly.edu. For more information, contact Evan Razor at erazor@calpoly.edu or ext. 6-5120.

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Men and Masculinity Programs Presents "Phallacies"

january 30, 2012

This February, Men and Masculinity Programs is launching, "Phallacies": a men's health dialogue and theater program created through The Center for Health Promotion at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The program uses theater and comedy skits to portray different aspects and stereotypes associated with masculinity, and to encourage a more positive and encompassing expression of the masculine identity. We are currently holding auditions for our next skit titled, "Akward Huggers Anonymous", and we would love for you to participate!! If you are interested in auditioning, please contact Nick Bilich (nbilich@calpoly.edu) by Friday, January 27th. There are only seven positions available for this skit, so please respond quickly if you would like to audition. The date of the performance is Monday, February 27th, and rehearsals will be held every Monday from 6:30-8pm starting January 31st. We've also included a link to previous Phallacies skits from U.Mass. Amherst if you'd like to see a few examples of the program. Phallacies is an amazing, hilarious, and powerful means of addressing important topics of masculinity, and we are extremely excited to bring the program to Cal Poly! Hope you can join us, and please let us know if we can send you any additional information.

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Former Campus Dining Employee Speaks on Newly Published Memoir

january 18, 2012

Nieves Catahan Villamin, a former campus dining employee, will return to campus Jan. 25 for a lecture and signing on her recently published book "Bittermelons and Mimosa, a Philippine Memoir." The book covers Villamin's life and journey to America. She grew up as a farmer and worked hard to earn a degree in accounting at the Technological Institute of the Philippines. She moved to North America to farm with her husband and manage a local winery. The event will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in Chumash Left Wing (UU Room 204). Presented by the MultiCultural Center and Dean of Students. Call 6-6249 for more details.

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Americorps, SLO Food Bank Fulfill MLK's Dream

january 17, 2012

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy, families on the Central Coast are being called on to give back to the needy. Americorps and the San Luis Obispo County Food Back teamed up to ask for donations from 10,000 people. Dr. King had a dream back in the 1960's. Today, that legacy is alive through dozens of volunteers on the Central Coast...With bags in hand and a passion for giving, Americorps volunteers teamed up to walk through neighborhoods throughout the county asking them to lend a helping hand. Cal Poly students said it was Dr. King's perseverance that inspired them.

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Students Help Feed Homeless in SLO

january 17, 2012

AmeriCorps, Cal Poly students, and the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County teamed up to honor the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. Students with Cal Poly's Beyond Shelter program served dinner to clients of the Maxine Lewis Memorial Shelter in San Luis Obispo Monday night. Student organizers say they spent the day putting together enough meals to serve 130 people.

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Let's Talk Sex

january 9, 2012

"Let's Talk Sex" is a women's group meets monthly to discuss sex, relationships, and other general women's issues in a safe space. It allows women to come together to build friendships, gain support, and have fun by discussing topics that normally would not be addressed in other social situations. To find out more, take a look at an article about "Let's Talk Sex" in the Mustang Daily.

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Tribune Announces Top 20 Under 40 Award Winners

january 5, 2012

IA group of San Luis Obispo County's best and brightest leaders have been selected as this year's Top 20 Under 40 award winners. Now in its seventh year, The Tribune's competition honors the accomplishments and achievements of young women and men under the age of 40 who have demonstrated excellence in their professions and commitment to community service. To be eligible, nominees must have lived and worked in San Luis Obispo County year-round ... Trevor Keith, environmental resource specialist for San Luis Obispo County and Cal Poly lecturer.

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Awareness Week Photos!

december 1, 2011

Check out some photos from Awareness Week here!

Aware Awake Alive Presents Awareness Week!

november 21, 2011

Aware Awake Alive presents Awareness Week November 28 - December 2! Events are free and open to the public! Here is the link to the facebook event and see the flyer here for times and locations of events!

Akima Castaneda's Visit to Cal Poly

november 7, 2011

On Monday, November 21 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in UU 204, Chumash Left Wing, the MultiCultural Center will be hosting Akima Castaneda in celebration of Native American Heritage Month.

Akima's performance will present indigenous theories of how "it takes a whole village to raise a child" and "we all bleed red, regardless of the color of the robe we wear." Akima will demonstrate how many similarities we share instead of distinguishing how we are indoctrinated to be dissimilar in different class societies. Using comedy, he will look at past and present examples of being controlled by the capitalistic mentality. Akima will also examine the socio-economial vs. spiritualism with respect to the environment. Akima's performance will feature traditional song and dance."

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Movie Night at the Cal Poly Cat Shelter

november 7, 2011

Our first event for the year is coming up! On November 18th, we will be hosting a movie night at the Cal Poly Cat Shelter, and we'll be watching Rio. The event will be starting at 5 p.m., and free pizza will be available! This is a great opportunity to relieve stress by playing with cats and relaxing to a movie. Hope to see you there!

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Let's Talk Sex

november 4, 2011

"Let's Talk Sex" is a women's group that will meet monthly to discuss sex, relationships, and other general women's issues in a safe space. It will allow women to come together to build friendships, gain support, and have fun by discussing topics that normally would not be addressed in other social situations. Again, it is open for any female identified persons disregarding sexual orientation. this group will meet Tuesday November 15 from 7-9 in UU 217. Pizza will be provided! Contact Caitlin at cefuller@calpoly.edu or (805) 766-2282 if you have any questions.

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See the Need Week: Canned Food Castle Competition

november 4, 2011

Cal Poly Student Community Services's annual See the Need Week (Hunger Awareness Week) will offer various service and awareness events from Sunday, November 12 through Saturday, November 19. One event in particular that we need volunteers for will be our canned-food-castle building competition on November 17 at 11 a.m. on Dexter Lawn. Interested teams should please sign up with Student Community Services (scs@calpoly.edu).

The teams will spend the week collecting donated canned/dried goods to help build a canned-food-castle for their respective team on Thursday, November 17. Each team's castle will be judged on creativity, stability, and number of canned/dried goods collected. Castles of any size are encouraged--there is no minimum or maximum number of cans required to participate, however the more cans the better! All of the food collected will go directly to the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County. This event will be a fun, creative way to give back to our community, especially before the holiday season.

Get Ready for Scruff, Moustaches and Beards

november 4, 2011

Get ready for scruff, moustaches and beards; it's 'Movember'
Get ready to see a lot of scruff, moustaches and beards this month! With November, comes "Movember!" Movember is a global movement that helps raise funds and awareness of men's health issues, more specifically, prostate cancer. Typically, men go the entire month of November without shaving to raise money for the cause. The team of participants at Cal Poly got together Monday night to kick off their campaign.

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Movember Kick-Off Event

november 1, 2011

MOVEMBER KICK-OFF EVENT is today from 6-7:30 p.m. in UU 207. We will be featuring mustache art from local artist and mustache aficionado Mustache Pete, as well as giving you an in-depth look at why we're participating in this amazing campaign/competition. See you tonight!

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Dia De Los Muertos

november 1, 2011

The MultiCultural Center's Latino Heritage Series will presenting Dia de Los Muertos in collaboration with Mexa from 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2nd, in UU Plaza.

"We graciously and enthusiastically welcome the community of San Luis Obispo and beyond to embrace, honor and celebrate the memory of the departed as we commemorate Dia de Los Muertos in the UU Plaza. Join us as we illuminate the evening sky with the various mosaic favors of life, remembering and paying homage to the dearly departed."

California Dream Act Open Forum

november 1, 2011

November 1st, MCC hosts an Open Forum on the California Dream Act at 10 a.m. in UU220. MCC is hosting a discussion on the pros and cons of the DREAM Act. Everyone is welcome to join.

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Soup and Substance

november 1, 2011

November 1st at 11 a.m. in UU204 Chumash Left Wing, SCS and MCC are hosting Soup and Substance on Troy Davis & Execution in America. Free soup and great discussion.

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Queer People of Color - Exploring Latino Heritage

october 25, 2011

Everyone to come join us October 26 from 5-7 p.m. in San Luis Lounge to watch the movie "La Mission" for this month's QPOC event hosted by the Pride Center and the MultiCultural Center! Benjamin Bratt stars in this movie and it explores the Latino heritage in the realm of the LGBT community. There will be a light discussion afterwards and drink and refreshments will be provided. Hope to see you all there!

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Movember Campaign Info Session

october 25, 2011

Men & Masculinity Programs presents a chance to hear more about the history of The Movember Organization, and how to register and participate with the Cal Poly Movember Campaign. The info session will take place October 25th from 7-8 p.m. in UU 220.

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Run to Remember

october 17, 2011

On October 19, 2011 Safer (Cal Poly's sexual assault and relationship violence risk reduction program) will be holding its annual Run to Remember 5K fun run. The cost to run is $10, with 100% of the proceeds going to help fund the SARP (Sexual Assault Resource and Prevention) Center and Safer program at Cal Poly.There will be live music, speakers, and prizes for the organizations that bring the most members, among other recognitions. We hope we can count on you to join the fight to end sexual violence at Cal Poly.

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Fall Gathering - Chandler Award

october 17, 2011

At this year's Fall Gathering, Dean of Students's Renoda Campbell won the prestigious Chandler Award for Outstanding Service to the university! Congratulations Renoda!

President Armstrong, Renoda Campbell, Darrin Scott, and Heidi Velasco with awards.

Explore Diversity at CultureFest

october 12, 2011

Take a look at the article about diversity at CultureFest 2011: http://mustangdaily.net/get-cultured-at-culturefest/

Community Service Kicks Off a New Year

october 11, 2011

Take a look at the article about WOW Days of Service in the CSU Leader: http://www.calstate.edu/pa/News/2011/Story/servicenewyear.shtml

The Den

october 11, 2011

Men & Masculinity Programs presents: THE DEN! This is the second meeting from this new program on what it means to be a man. The topic tonight is "The History of Masculinity: How We've Arrived at Today" The event will take place from 5-6 p.m. in UU-216.

National Coming Out Day

october 11, 2011

Pride Center presents: A NIGHT OF STORIES! This is part of Pride's participation in National Coming Out Day. Come hear some coming out stories and get some pizza in San Luis Lounge at 5:30 p.m. tonight: October 11.

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Latino Heritage Series

october 10, 2011

This month we are presenting Latino Heritage Series! Join us for the following upcoming events:

Fiesta Tortilla
Monday, October 10, 7-9 p.m., West Wing Chumash (UU 204) The MultiCultural Center welcomes you to celebrate Latino Heritage Series with our kick off event by learning how to make a traditional Latino side dish.

Machismo
Thursday, October 20, 5-7 p.m., West Wing Chumash (UU 204) Come and join the MCC and the Gender Equity Center to discuss critical issues about the affects of Machismo in the Latino community.

Love Your Body Day

october 10, 2011

On Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 11-12 p.m. in UU 204 we will be cohosting Soup and Substance with Student Community Services featuring Marylou Falstreau an artist whose current work focuses on positive body image.

Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 11-1 p.m. in UU 216 we will be screening the film Cover Girl Culture with a discussion about the implications of the documentary. Wednesday night from 5:30-7 p.m. in 53-202 we will host our main event, an interactive discussion about eating disorders with Tidelands Counseling.

Thursday, Oct. 13, from 11-1 p.m. we will be hosting our annual Love Your Body Day wellness fair in the UU Plaza where we invite organizations on campus and in the community that provide resources on health and wellness.

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MCC Events this Week

october 3, 2011

Wednesday, Oct. 5, we are kicking off ATOG (Another Type of Groove) in Chumash at 7:30 p.m. Check out the facebook event here.

Also, this Thursday, Oct. 6, kicks off our Latino Heritage series. We are going to have a tortilla making party! It's at 4 p.m. in the Chumash left wing!

Hope to see you all there!

Pride Center Monthly Update!

october 3, 2011

Gay and Single Forever?: Gay Men's Dating Workshop: Wednesday, October 5 at 7 p.m. in Philips Hall on the side of the Performing Arts Center.

National Coming Out Day Booth: Tuesday, October 11 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the UU Plaza

Coming Out Stories: Tuesday, October 11 from 5:30-7 p.m. in San Luis Lounge in the University Union

Pride Booth at Culturefest: This event is hosted by the MultiCultural Center on Sunday, October 16 from Noon - 5 p.m. at Mitchell Park. The park is located at the corner of Pismo and Osos Streets in downtown San Luis Obispo.

Toilet Re-Training: This is the first part of a series of events to educate and make change on the Cal Poly campus around gender neutral restrooms. This will be a film and discussion. It is scheduled for Tuesday, October 25th at 7 p.m. in Bishops Lounge in the University Union.

Latino Heritage Month - Queer People of Color event: The Pride Center is hosting a showing of the film La Mission followed by a discussion in collaboration with the MultiCultural Center on Wednesday, October 26th at 5 p.m. in San Luis Lounge in the University Union.

Ally Training - The first scheduled open workshops of the year will be Monday, October 10th from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. in UU 216. If you have any questions or would like to sign up for a training, email us at CalPoly.Ally@gmail.com

The second PRISM online chat of the year will be Sunday, October 9th from 8-10 p.m. The session will be about coming out. To enter our chat, you can find the link on this page

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Women's Welcome Reception!

september 27, 2011

The Women and Gender Studies Department (WGS) and The Gender Equity Center are co-sponsoring the Women's Welcome Reception celebrating the arrival of visiting professor Dr. Silvia Salvatici on September 28th from 1-3 p.m. in UU 220. Any current or potential WGS minors are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact Christina Kaviani at ckaviani@calpoly.edu or 805-756-2282.

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Find out More About SCS!

september 27, 2011

Are you interested in volunteering and hearing more about what Student Community Services does for the community? Come to the Volunteer Kick-Off meeting! The meeting will be held on September 29 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in Chumash Right Wing Room 207. Dessert is provided! For more information, email Student Community Services at scscalpoly@gmail.com or call 756-5834.

Team 2012 Info Sessions

september 27, 2011

For previous WOW Orientation Leaders only. Attend an info session to pick up the 2012 Team Application and for more information on the application process, Team and Board responsibilities and Team requirements. The first info session will be on September 29, from 11-12 in Bldg 10 Room 220. The second info session will be on October 2, from 5-6 in the PCV Aliso Conference Room. Contact Week of Welcome Executive at Boardwow@calpoly.edu or 805.756.2487 if you have any questions.

Volunteer With Safer!

september 27, 2011

Become a Cal Poly sexual assault and relationship violence advocate. We are hosting two informational sessions in the Gender Equity Center (UU 217) on Tuesday, September 27 from 11-12 p.m. and Wednesday, September 28 from 5-6 p.m. Help end sexual violence at Cal Poly!

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Poly Students a Delight

september 26, 2011

Letters to the Editor 9/25 (Third item)
The Tribune
September 25, 2011
Poly students a delight
On Sept. 15, Hospice of SLO County had the honor of working with 30-plus students from Cal Poly. Through the Week of Welcome program, these students went through the city doing community service projects. Because we are a volunteer hospice organization and have a small staff, HospiceSLO had quite a to-do list for our office/house...
Tracy Sturgell
San Luis Obispo

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