Poly Parent News: October 2019

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Director's Message

Greetings and Happy Fall, parents and supporters!

We are so excited about Mustang Family Weekend  – Coming up in only a few short weeks, we have an incredible line-up of programming for Mustang Family Weekend registrants including access to exclusive college and department programming and university-wide tours and events. Please register TODAY and plan your trip to SLO! 

One of my favorite events and a highlight of Mustang Family Weekend is our Cal Poly Talks event, featuring incredible faculty in a TED-talk style lecture series. You will not be disappointed as you sit in a lecture hall hearing from dynamic faculty and a few entrepreneurial students sharing their passions and research. Stay tuned for speaker biographies and brief descriptions of these brief, yet inspiring, lectures – held Friday early evening, Oct. 25, from 4PM – 6PM. Local wine and cheese provided for all registrants to enjoy during the presentation!

Many of you are planning to celebrate your student’s graduation from Cal Poly this December. Please sign-up now to receive commencement communications so that you can stay updated. We have a beautiful celebration planned for our Mustangs at our fall commencement ceremonies.

Looking forward to all of the celebrations and festivities that fall quarter brings…hope to see you at Mustang Family Weekend!

Sincerely,
Tessa Stevens Espinoza, M.A. Ed.
Senior Director of Strategy and Engagement

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Register for Mustang Family Weekend

This October 25-27, discover how your student has made Cal Poly their home! At Mustang Family Weekend, you and your family will:

  • Explore campus through interactive tours and hikes.
  • Engage in Learn by Doing lectures and labs led by esteemed faculty.
  • Enjoy receptions, live music and fun activities for the whole family.
  • Attend athletic and performing arts events throughout the weekend.*
  • ... and so much more!

Registration is for the entire family and includes: 

  • One parking pass for the weekend.
  • One swag bag filled with exclusive Cal Poly gear.
  • Receptions with light appetizers, live music and fun activities.
  • Entrance to exclusive events and programming throughout the weekend.

Weekend Schedule

Download the Cal Poly Now Parents and Supporters guide to view the dozens of events and programming scheduled throughout Mustang Family Weekend. New events are constantly being added so please be sure to check the guide often for updates.

*Additional fee required. Tickets are available for purchase on the Mustang Family Weekend registration platform.

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Cal Poly Next: Empowering Innovation at Mustang Family Weekend

Mustang Family Weekend is coming up, October 25-27 and we look forward to seeing you there!

On Saturday, Oct. 26, be among the first Cal Poly supporters to attend - Cal Poly Next: Empowering Innovation, an experiential showcase of the most forward-thinking and innovative student and faculty projects on campus.

At Cal Poly Next, you’ll be able to meet the students and faculty working to create the world’s fastest solar powered vehicle; solving the issue of portable, clean water; conducting cutting-edge marine research; and bringing mobile medical care to underserved communities -  and that’s just the beginning!

All projects featured are looking for involvement from you AND your student. Bring your family and let them be inspired. Your student may leave with a new internship, a senior project idea or even a new career path!

Register here for the event, held Saturday, Oct. 26 from 2:30 - 4 p.m. at the PAC Plaza.

Can’t attend? There are still opportunities to support Cal Poly’s forward trajectory and your student’s future. Contact Morgen Marshall to learn more about Cal Poly’s next big ideas and how you can help.

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Out-of-State Families: Learn About Local Connections

Local Connections aims to connect out-of-state Cal Poly students with members of the San Luis Obispo community. Its mission is to provide students with a local sponsor who will help foster their sense of community in their new home away from home.

This unique program offers students the chance to find and form a lasting support system during their Cal Poly journey. It also provides the opportunity to meet, connect and build long-lasting friendships with other out-of-state students. Sponsors and students do all sorts of activities together, such as hiking, eating out, going to the farmer's market, etc. 

The idea to create Local Connections was sparked by out-of-state Cal Poly parents Julia and Scott Starkey who saw the benefit of having this type of program available to their child at another institution.

“A sponsor program gives those students who are far from home the opportunity to have a local connection that offers some of the benefits of being close to family. Many of these students just need a place to get away, a home-cooked meal, or simply a little peace and comfort." - Julia Starkey

Learn more about the program and how to apply as a student or sponsor. Questions? Contact the Local Connections staff at localconnections@calpoly.edu.

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Is Your Student Graduating this Fall? Sign Up for Commencement Emails!

Parents, supporters, family and friends can sign up for Fall Commencement 2019 information emails to stay in the loop about commencement ceremonies, regalia, parking, tickets, and more. By signing up to receive these informational emails, you’ll receive all the same content your student is receiving from the Commencement Office. Help your student stay focused on wrapping up their last quarter at Cal Poly by staying informed and in the know about the big event!

You can also follow Cal Poly Commencement on Facebook and Instagram to stay up-to-date with the latest news and announcements.

For questions or information about Fall Commencement, contact the Commencement Office at 805-756-1600 or commencement@calpoly.edu.

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Campus Welcomes Back Alumni for Alumni Weekend: A Homecoming Celebration

Bring your friends and family back to San Luis Obispo for Homecoming Weekend! Relive your amazing years at Cal Poly with a trip to Farmers Market, visit campus and rediscover Learn by Doing, visit some of your favorite spots downtown, cheer on the Mustangs at the Homecoming Football Game, and more!  

  • Alumni Weekend: A Homecoming Celebration
  • Thursday, November 14 - Sunday, November 17 | San Luis Obispo

Stay tuned for the schedule of events, coming soon!  To book a hotel room, please click here.

For more information, please contact the Alumni Association at (805) 756-2586 or alumni@calpoly.edu.

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The Power of Doing Campaign Leads to Successful Fundraising Year

The 2018-19 fiscal year was the second most successful fundraising year in Cal Poly history. Last year's goal was to raise $80 million, and ultimately Cal Poly raised $117.2 million from 15,604 individual donors. This includes two transformational gifts from two separate anonymous donors, one for $50 million and one for $20 million. Only one year has surpassed this past year's fundraising achievement since Cal Poly's founding in 1901, which was 2017, the year Bill and Linda Frost made their historic $110 million gift, a record donation to any campus in CSU history. The Power of Doing campaign total to date currently stands at $642 million out of a $700 million goal by 2021. Learn more about The Power of Doing and read stories about the impact that philanthropy has on campus at giving.calpoly.edu.

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Center for Leadership – Alumni and Student Leadership Mentoring

The Center for Leadership is looking for alumni to serve as mentors, sharing professional knowledge and experience to students completing the Center for Leadership's Emerging and Social Change Leadership Certificates. Mentors can choose to participate in as many or as few quarters as they would like and do not need to reside in San Luis Obispo to participate. 

Alumni mentors can expect to dedicate 3 - 5 hours over the course of an academic quarter connecting with their mentee through the required 3 alumni-student connections.

  • These connections often happen on the phone since most of our alumni do not live in the San Luis Obispo area. After being paired with a student by the Center for Leadership, students will reach out to schedule a time to connect with their alumni mentor.
  • The mentor program serves to provide mentorship to students (and learning for mentors too) and as a space to practice networking and connecting with individuals they have not met before (an important career preparation skill).

Alumni mentors participate in a 1 hour Zoom training to learn more in depth about the Emerging and Social Change Leadership Certificates, resources available to mentors, and more.

  • The Center for Leadership provides sample questions that align with the topics covered each week in the series so alumni have a starting foundation for their conversations.
  • We do not expect alumni to be experts in leadership (in the Center we believe leadership and learning are lifelong processes) and students have a facilitator who can support them through any of the more logistical components of the series.
  • Each quarter that alumni opt into being a mentor, they are provided information regarding the updated syllabus.

How to get started!

  1. Request to Join the Program - Center for Leadership - Alumni & Student Leadership Mentoring
  2. If you are new to alumni mentoring or would like to learn about our new alumni mentoring platform and updates to our curriculum, you can register for an alumni mentor training session - https://forms.gle/zYGpKqBrZ7GRN3KB7

The Center for Leadership accepts new additions to the program year-round but you’d like to be matched with a student this fall, please submit your application by October 7.  Matching begins on the third week of classes per quarter. 

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to the Center for Leadership at leadership@calpoly.edu

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Resource Spotlight – Men and Masculinities Program

Cal Poly has a variety of great resources for a diverse student body. Each month we will highlight one that may be beneficial or of interest to your student.

The Men and Masculinity Program engages male-identified students regarding gender-based violence, with the purpose of establishing positive masculine gender norms on campus and responding to men involved in incidences of gender-based violence with restorative support.

Men and Masculinity will be hosting the following events in October:

  • Taco Tuesday | Last Tuesday of Every Month | 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. | UU 216
    • Free tacos and great discussions about masculinity in our cultures and on Cal Poly’s campus
  • Men’s Dialogue Group | Every Wednesday | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. | UU 218
    • This group is a place for male-identified students to connect and collectively pursue healthy and authentic expressions of masculinity

Men and Masculinity also hosts a variety of events throughout the year such as Movember, Manifest, Men’s Retreat, and more!

Students can get involved with Men and Masculinity through volunteerism, internships, student assistant positions, and graduate assistant positions.

Sign up for the Men and Masculinity Program newsletter for updates on programs, events, and services.

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Ever wish there was a how-to guide on parenting college students? While there might not be a manual on raising young adults, there are several helpful resources, articles, and books to help you support your student. Each quarter Parent & Family Programs will recommend a recent and relevant book or article for parents and supporters of students of all identities and backgrounds.

Spring Quarter Reading Recommendation: “Voice Lessons for Parents: What to Say, How to Say it, and When to Listen” by Dr. Wendy Mogel

In Voice Lessons for Parents, Mogel elaborates on her novel clinical approach, revealing how each age and stage of a child’s life brings new opportunities to connect through language. Drawing from sources as diverse as neuroscience, fairy tales, and anthropology, Mogel offers specific guidance for talking to children across the expanse of childhood and adolescence. She also explains the best ways to talk about your child to partners, exes, and grandparents, as well as to teachers, coaches, and caretakers. Throughout the book, Mogel addresses an obstacle that bedevils even the most seasoned and confident parent: the distraction of digital devices, how they impact our connection with our families, and what we can do about it.

Mogel’s now classic book, The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, is a beloved resource for a generation of parents. Voice Lessons for Parents brings her unique brand of practical wisdom to harried parents eager to deepen their relationships with their kids. “Children will lead you on an incredible journey,” writes Mogel, “if they trust you, if you take the time, and if you’re willing to follow.”

Want to start a local Cal Poly parent reading circle? Browse Facebook for the many local Facebook groups created and maintained by current and past Cal Poly Proud parents. Happy reading!

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Do you need legal advice? ASI has contracted with San Luis Obispo attorney Jeff Radding for 34 years to provide free legal advice to the campus community. This service is available to currently enrolled students, faculty and staff. Radding provides a free 15-minute consultation by scheduled appointment. No matter what the issue, advice and guidance is available. Legal consultation can provide a foundation to take the most effective steps necessary for your situation. Fall quarter appointments are available from noon to 2 p.m. on the following Fridays: Oct. 4, Oct. 18, Nov. 1, Nov. 15, and Dec. 6. To schedule an appointment, call the ASI Business Office at ext. 6-1281. Consultations are held in the ASI Business Office conference room located in UU 212.

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 Important Dates and Deadlines

October 1 | Second fall installment of housing and dining payment plan due. (See fee schedules for payment amount.) A Registration hold will be applied if the required payment is not made on time.

October 2 | Intra-hall trades begin (trades to another hall).

October 25-27 | Mustang Family Weekend

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Upcoming Events

October 1 | Cal Poly Farmers’ Market | 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. | Mott Lawn, Mustang Way

October 3 | Women’s Soccer v Long Beach State | 7 – 9:30 p.m. | Alex G. Spanos Stadium

October 3 | The Many Colors of Spirituals: Lecture-Recital with Diane White-Clayton | 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. | H.P. Davidson Music Center Building 45-218

Guest artist Diane White-Clayton, soprano, pianist and composer, will present a musical journey of Afro-American spirituals as they made their way from the plantation to the concert stage. From classical arrangements by prominent African American women composers to a cappella soul-stirring folk renditions, the program will feature powerful spirituals that accompanied marches of the Civil Rights era and will include audience participation as White-Clayton teaches a selection in a “down-home” congregational style. $5 at the door.

For more information, visit the Music Department's calendar website or call 805-756-2406. For parking information, please go to Cal Poly's Transportation & Parking Services website.

October 4 | OCOB Seminar Series – Topics Vary | 3:10 – 6 p.m. | Building 3-206

Guest speakers from various colleges and universities will present their recent research work and findings. https://www.cob.calpoly.edu/undergrad/economics/seminars/

October 4 | Applied Ecology Monthly Meeting Fall 2019 | 4 – 6 p.m. | Building 3-114

Monthly meeting for Applied Ecology, a program of the NRES department that holds space for student learning in the field of ecology.

October 4 | Hearst Lecture Series on Design Topics | 5:10 – 9 p.m. | Building 3-213

The lectures bring progressive thinkers and leaders to campus to engage students and the public in interdisciplinary topics. For more information, check http://www.caed.calpoly.edu/hearst-lecture-series

October 4 | Central Coast Follies | 7 – 10 p.m. | Spanos Theatre

Central Coast Follies 2019 Benefit for the Food Bank and Parkinson's research.

Clap your hands and tap your toes to familiar tunes such as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B” and “New York, New York.” The fabulous Central Coast Follies, and guest artists, will sing and dance their way into your hearts as they present their 17th annual variety benefit for the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo and the Parkinson Alliance. AMERICAN DREAMS is a celebration of those who have achieved their iconic goals, as well as those who still believe in and pursue them.

Carol Walton, President and CEO of the Parkinson Alliance, had this to say: “The extraordinary dedication and commitment of these volunteers to raise funds for Parkinson Disease research over the past 16 years is almost unheard of. We are very proud to have received donations of more than $450,000 from this wonderful community, with the Follies’ donation alone accounting for $379,000 of that total!”

Added Kevin Drabinski of the Food Bank Coalition of SLO:  “The Food Bank finds a match in the Central Coast Follies as we both turn passion and a zest for living into a benefit of the community. We are uniquely privileged and profoundly grateful for this financial support which helps us continue to distribute healthy food to 14,000 households in the county every month.”

Join the fun and support two worthy charities, as net proceeds from the Central Coast Follies presentation of AMERICAN DREAMS will be shared equally between the Parkinson Alliance and the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo. Hope to see you there!

October 4 | Volleyball v UC Riverside | 7 – 9:30 p.m. | Mott Gym

October 5 | Swimming and Diving: Green v Gold | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Mott Gym, Anderson Pool

October 5 | Central Coast Follies | 3 – 6 p.m. | Spanos Theatre

Central Coast Follies 2019 Benefit for the Food Bank and Parkinson’s research.

October 5 | Football v Montana State | 5 – 8 p.m. | Alex G. Spanos Stadium

October 5 | Volleyball v UC Davis | 7 – 9:30 p.m. | Mott Gym

October 5 | SLO Symphony Classics I | 7 – 9:30 p.m. | PAC – Harold Miossi Hall

The San Luis Obispo Symphony proudly begins the 2019-2020 season with Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony. Our signature “Concerts in the Cohan” series opens with two brief but powerful symphonies that are sure to leave you breathless.

REPERTOIRE

BEETHOVEN | Symphony No. 8

STRAUSS | Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life)

October 6 | Central Coast Follies | 3 – 6 p.m. | Spanos Theatre

Central Coast Follies 2019 Benefit for the Food Bank and Parkinson’s research.

October 7 | Domestic Violence Panel | 7:30 – 9 p.m. | Building 52-E03

Panelists from Local non-profits and experts on crisis counseling will answer questions about Domestic Violence, the prevalence of Gender/Power Based Violence, and their impact on the society.

October 8 | Comfort Women | 4:10 – 6 p.m. | Advanced Technology Laboratories, Building 7-1 (Lobby)

Shusenjo Film Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker Miki Dezaki Filmmaker Miki Dezaki will be screening his new documentary film, called Shusenjo - The Main Battleground of the Comfort Women Issue, at UCLA and CSU Fullerton this Fall. I contacted him after seeing his documentary at the Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference in Denver in March 2019. He said he would be interested in bringing the screening to Cal Poly as well, this Fall (2019). The documentary is a fascinating exploration of the legacies of the “comfort women” (sexual slavery in WW2 in Asia), and what the different narratives about this controversial topic are, in Japan and beyond. Using survivors narratives, as well as delving into the debates among politicians, the film reveals many insights into this issue in an objective manner.

October 9 | Cosmic Evolution | 7 – 8:30 p.m. | Spanos Theatre, Spanos Theatre Patio

UC Santa Cruz astrophysicist department chair Raja Guha Thakurta will give a talk entitled "The Universe of Galaxies: Dark Matter, Cannibalism, Black Holes, Gravity Waves, and the Periodic Table of Elements". He will illustrate his slide presentation with the latest astronomical images, animations, and videos. This is a free public event, but parking in the structure is not free. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Dr. Raja will discuss how the materials that compose human beings and other life forms were synthesized inside the Sun's ancestral stars. Our dark matter dominated Milky Way galaxy and other galaxies like it serve as chemical recycling plants and are responsible for the richness and complexity of the Periodic Table of elements. He will also discuss the lives and times of galaxies: galaxy cannibalism and mergers, black holes, gravitational waves, and the growth and evolution of galaxies from the tiniest ripples in the fabric of the early Universe.

October 9 | Men’s Soccer v UC Davis | 7 – 10 p.m. | Spanos Stadium

October 11 | OCOB Seminar Series – Topics Vary | 3:10 – 6 p.m. | Building 3-206

Guest speakers from various colleges and universities will present their recent research work and findings. https://www.cob.calpoly.edu/undergrad/economics/seminars/

October 11 | Hearst Lecture Series on Design Topics | 5:10 – 9 p.m. | Building 3-213

The lectures bring progressive thinkers and leaders to campus to engage students and the public in interdisciplinary topics.

For more information, check http://www.caed.calpoly.edu/hearst-lecture-series

October 12 | Swimming and Diving: Alumni Meet | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Mott Gym, Anderson Pool

October 12 | Beginning Photography | 1 – 4 p.m. | Building 26-123

This is a beginning photography course exploring the basic elements of the medium from analog through digital image-making. By the end of this 5-session class students will feel comfortable with varying methods of producing photographs using their camera (from creating engaging portraits, to capturing landscape scenes to understanding lighting principles and methods). Through a combination of presentation, hands-on demonstrations and exercises, students will learn the basics of photography, allowing them to make better photographs and engage with this profound visual language. We will be covering the essential components of image making as it relates to fine art and the photographic medium.

October 12 | Opera SLO South Pacific | 2 – 5 p.m. | Building 6-128 (PAC – Pavilion), Building 6-101 (PAC – Harold Miossi Hall)

Answer the call to Bali Hai and experience America’s favorite classic musical, South Pacific, in epic scale at Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo. Our brand new classic setting of South Pacific features amazing dancing and singing, expansive sets, props, and costumes, all accompanied by the OperaSLO Grand Orchestra. Our cast is led by returning favorite Gabriel Manro (Curley, 2018 Oklahoma!), who will be joined by recent PCPA graduate Skye Privat as Nellie Forbush, Dory Duke as Bloody Mary, Gregory Gorrindo as Lieutenant Joseph Cable, and William DeFuria as Luther Billis. Visit pacslo.org for tickets and for more information.

October 12 | Schumann Lecture-Recital with Katherine Arthur, Soprano; Paul Woodring, Piano; and Emma Levine, Lecturer | 3 – 4 p.m. | Building 45-218

Join Katherine Arthur, soprano; Paul Woodring, piano; and Emma Levine, lecturer; in an exploration and performance of Robert Schumann's “Myrthen Lieder,“ Op. 25 — beautiful German songs written at the height of the Romantic era. $5 at the door.

For more information, visit the Music Department's calendar website or call 805-756-2406. For parking information, please go to Cal Poly's Transportation & Parking Services website.

October 13 | Opera SLO South Pacific | 2 – 5 p.m. | Building 6-128 (PAC – Pavilion), Building 6-101 (PAC – Harold Miossi Hall)

Answer the call to Bali Hai and experience America’s favorite classic musical, South Pacific, in epic scale at Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo. Our brand new classic setting of South Pacific features amazing dancing and singing, expansive sets, props, and costumes, all accompanied by the OperaSLO Grand Orchestra. Our cast is led by returning favorite Gabriel Manro (Curley, 2018 Oklahoma!), who will be joined by recent PCPA graduate Skye Privat as Nellie Forbush, Dory Duke as Bloody Mary, Gregory Gorrindo as Lieutenant Joseph Cable, and William DeFuria as Luther Billis. Visit pacslo.org for tickets and for more information.

October 15 | Cal Poly Farmers’ Market | 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. | Mott Lawn, Mustang Way

October 16 | Men’s Soccer v CS Fullerton | 7 – 10 p.m. | Spanos Stadium

October 17 | The Pedagogy of Data Science: Experiences from UC Berkeley | 11:10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Building 3-213

Dr. Eric VanDusen, Curriculum Coordinator at UC Berkeley, will give a talk entitled, "The Pedagogy of Data Science: Experiences from UC Berkeley."  This free multi-discipline, multi-college event is open to all.

October 17 | Journalism Careers & Conversations | 3:30 – 9:30 p.m. | Advanced Technology Laboratories, Building 7-1 (Lobby), Building 7-2 (Keck Lab)

During the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, one group of reporters at the Knight Ridder Washington Bureau went out on a limb to report the truth. Rob Reiner’s 2018 film “Shock and Awe” tells the story of bureau chief John Walcott and his reporters on the hunt for weapons of mass destruction. Join the College of Liberal Arts for a viewing of the film and a discussion with Walcott afterward about the relationship between our government and the news media then—and today.

October 17 | CLA WriterSpeak Series | 6 – 8 p.m. | University Union 220

Poetry reading by Alicia Ostriker for CLA WriterSpeak series.

October 18 | OCOB Seminar Series – Topics Vary | 3:10 – 6 p.m. | Building 3-206

Guest speakers from various colleges and universities will present their recent research work and findings. https://www.cob.calpoly.edu/undergrad/economics/seminars/

October 18 | Hearst Lecture Series on Design Topics | 5:10 – 9 p.m. | Building 3-213

The lectures bring progressive thinkers and leaders to campus to engage students and the public in interdisciplinary topics.

For more information, check http://www.caed.calpoly.edu/hearst-lecture-series

October 18 | Arthur White: Jazz Saxophone Concert | 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. | Building 6-128 (PAC Pavilion)

Arthur White, Cal Poly’s new director of jazz studies, will perform the world premiere of his first long-form jazz work, “Pictures of the Heartland.” The multi-movement suite is a musical homage to a variety of beautiful, if not iconic, landscapes in Kansas and Missouri. White is a Kansas native who spent several years of his professional career teaching and performing throughout the Midwest. He will perform with members of his band, MERGE, as well as vibraphonist Joe Locke and legendary drummer Peter Erskine.

The concert is presented by the Cal Poly Music Department. For more information, visit the department's calendar website. Tickets are available at the Cal Poly Ticket Office: 805-756-4TIX(4849).

October 18 | Thelma Houston | 8 – 10:30 p.m. | Building 6-101 | PAC Harold Miossi Hall

In celebration of Motown’s 60th anniversary, we present Thelma Houston’s Motown Experience, featuring a tribute to the “Queen of Soul,” Aretha Franklin. Houston has been captivating audiences around the world for many decades with her signature high energy soulful performances.

Backed by longtime friends and studio legends, she leads a musical celebration that will take you back, make you tap your feet, and touch your heart. (High-volume performance) Visit pacslo.org for tickets and for more information.

October 19 | Football v North Dakota | 5 – 8 p.m. | Spanos Stadium

October 20 | MET Live – Puccini’s Turandot | Building 6-101  (PAC – Harold Miossi Hall)

Franco Zeffirelli’s celebrated production of Turandot is set in China, involving Turnadot’s suitor, Prince Calaf, who must solve three riddles to obtain permission to marry her and defy death. Calaf passes the test, but because Turandot still refuses to marry him, he offers her a challenge: if she learns his name before the next dawn, he agrees to die at daybreak.

Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Christine Goerke as Turnadot. As Calàf, Roberto Aronica sings the famed aria “Nessun dorma.” Eleonora Buratto is the slave girl Liù, and James Morris is Calàf’s long-lost father, Timur. Visit pacslo.org for tickets and for more information.

October 20 | Men’s Soccer v CSUN | 5 – 8 p.m. | Spanos Stadium

October 21 | United States Marine Band | 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. | Building 6-101 (PAC – Harold Miossi Hall)

This concert is part of the 2019 U.S. Marine Band National Tour of the West Coast and is sponsored by Morro Bay High School Band and the Performing Arts Center SLO. The concert is free, but tickets are required (limited to 4 per request). Tickets expire at 7:15pm and seating is then opened to the standby line thereafter.

The Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Founded in 1798, the band has performed for every U.S. President since John Adams. Known as “The President’s Own” since the days of Thomas Jefferson, the Marine Band’s primary mission is to provide music for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Visit pacslo.org for tickets and for more information.

October 22 | Disability FSA Meeting | 2 - 3 p.m. | University Union 65-218

Fall quarter meeting for the Disability Faculty Staff Association; allies and all welcome!

October 22 | Jake Shimabukuro | 7:30 – 10 p.m. | Building 6-101 (PAC – Harold Miossi Hall)

Hawaii’s Jake Shimabukuro is known for his energetic strumming on the ukulele, incorporating elements of thoughtful, sophisticated arrangements and spontaneous, improvised passages. His latest album, The Greatest Day, was released in July 2018 to critical acclaim. (Haze effects)

October 25-27 | Mustang Family Weekend | Various Campus Locations

This October, discover your student's home away from home! At Mustang Family Weekend, you and your family will:

  • Explore campus through interactive tours and hikes.
  • Engage in Learn by Doing lectures and labs led by esteemed faculty.
  • Enjoy special events, live music and fun activities.
  • Attend athletic and performing arts events throughout the weekend.

... and so much more!

Registration is for the entire family and includes:

  • One parking pass for the weekend.
  • One swag bag filled with exclusive Cal Poly gear.
  • Receptions with light appetizers, live music and fun activities.
  • Entrance to exclusive events and programming throughout the weekend.

Pricing

  • Early Bird Registration ($70 per family): July 15-31
  • Regular Registration ($80 per family): Aug. 1 – Sept. 13
  • Late Registration ($90 per family): Sept. 14 – Oct. 27

Visit our website for more information on events throughout the weekend!

Click HERE to register!

October 25 | Computer Engineering Program Q&A Panel | 3:10 – 4 p.m. | Building 52-E27

October 25 | OCOB Seminar Series – Topics Vary | 3:10 – 6 p.m.

Guest speakers from various colleges and universities will present their recent research work and findings. https://www.cob.calpoly.edu/undergrad/economics/seminars/

October 25 | Hearst Lecture Series on Design Topics | 5:10 – 9 p.m. | Building 3-213

The lectures bring progressive thinkers and leaders to campus to engage students and the public in interdisciplinary topics. For more information, check http://www.caed.calpoly.edu/hearst-lecture-series

October 25 | Cal Poly Music Faculty Showcase Recital | 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Building 45-218

Cal Poly’s instrumental and vocal faculty are recognized across the region for their expertise in solo and chamber ensemble performance. For this showcase recital, intimate works that highlight their artistic achievements will be presented. $5 at the door.

For more information, visit the Music Department's calendar website or call 805-756-2406. For parking information, please go to Cal Poly's Transportation & Parking Services website.

October 26 | AERO Parents Weekend Rocket Competition | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Lower Sports Complex

Aerospace Engineering's rocket competition. Come see our incoming freshmen and transfers launch their fabricated rockets.

October 26 | Swimming and Diving v UCSB | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Mott Gym, Anderson Pool

October 26 | Cal Poly Choirs Fall Concert: Cry Out | 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. | San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church 

This concert at the San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church will feature Cal Poly’s University Singers, PolyPhonics and Women’s Chorus. It will include music ranging from ancient times to the present day. Several student vocal soloists will be featured, performing variety of styles. The centerpiece of the concert will be the dramatic “Lamentations of Jeremiah” by Alberto Ginastera.

The concert is presented by the Cal Poly Music Department. For more information, visit the department's calendar website, call 805-756-2406 or email the department. Tickets are available at the Cal Poly Ticket Office: 805-756-4TIX(4849).

October 27 | Women’s Soccer v CS Fullerton | 2 – 4:30 p.m. | Spanos Stadium

October 28 | 7 Strategies for Less Stress | 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | University Union 216

7 Strategies for less stress- Fun and fast-paced revue of simple and effective ways to release yourself from the negative effects of stress and boost your own well-being.

Dealing with difficult people- An alternative view and insightful strategies to better cope with their behavior and increase cooperation.

Holiday Stress- Create a holiday season that is relaxed, fun and comfortable for you and your family while learning to cope with the expectations, holiday blues and more.

October 29 | Volleyball v CSUN | 7 – 9:30 p.m. | Mott Gym

October 29 | Aspen Santa Fe Ballet | 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. | Building 6-128 (PAC – Pavilion), Building 6-101 (PAC – Harold Miossi Hall)

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s bold vision — top global choreographers, distinctive groundbreaking works, and virtuoso dancers — has fostered a jewel of a dance company in the American West.

“Virtuoso partnering in a repertoire rich in allusions and emotions. A lively program worth watching.” – The New York Times

October 31 | Lysistrata | 8 – 10 p.m. | Spanos Theatre, Spanos Theatre Patio

Call it the premiere "make-love-not-war" play, Lysistrata by Aristophanes, first performed in 411 BCE, is a bold, bawdy, comedic romp that is ripe for our current times.  It follows an Athenian wife, Lysistrata, weary of the endless Peloponnesian War, who persuades the other women of Greece to stage a sex strike against their husbands...until peace can be negotiated.  A sexually charged power grab of epic proportions.

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