Arab American Heritage Month Events to be Held April 21, 27
Sarah Gualtieri, professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, History and Middle East Studies at USC, will join members of San Luis Obispo’s Arab American community at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, in a panel discussion, “In Between: Race, Identity and Belonging Among Arab Americans.” This free event is co-sponsored by the Cal Poly History Department and College of Liberal Arts, the SLO Diversity Coalition, and Cultural Creations. On Tuesday, April 27, at 6 p.m., join Theatre and Dance Department Professor Hala Baki for a screening and discussion of the film “Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People." This free event is co-sponsored by the Cal Poly Multicultural Center and Theatre and Dance Department, and Cultural Creations.
Register for the panel "In Between: Race Identity and Belonging Among Arab Americans"
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Free AWS Cloud Training Available April 21
Cal Poly Extended Education is offering two opportunities for campus community members to receive free cloud training through Amazon Web Services (AWS) Discovery Day events. A Discovery Day session will be hosted on Zoom on April 21 from 1-4 p.m. The event is free and an opportunity for those who are interested to learn more about AWS fundamental cloud concepts and services. The university joined the AWS Partner Network (APN) Training Partner Program in October, which enables authorized instructors at Cal Poly to deliver training developed by AWS.
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Celebrate Undergraduate Research Week April 19-23
Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend Cal Poly Undergraduate Research Week taking place virtually April 19-23. The event is part of a national celebration of undergraduate research organized each year by the Council on Undergraduate Research. Session topics include research fellowships for undocumented students, conference presentations for undergraduates, summer research opportunities in liberal arts and engineering and more. The full schedule of events is posted on the Office of Student Research website. Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Undergraduate Research Week is sponsored by the Office of Student Research in coordination with the BEACoN Mentors Program, the College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts, Dream Center, CSU-LSAMP Program, and Multicultural Engineering Program.
Symposium on Just Schools for LGBTQ+ Students and Staff to Be Held April 24
The Educational Leadership and Administration Program's annual symposium will be held virtually from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 24. Titled “Educational Leaders for Equity and Inclusion: Just Schools for LGBTQ+ Students and Staff,” the symposium offers area educational leaders an opportunity to learn, collaborate and reflect. A three-person panel will speak about leadership, equity and inclusion for LGBTQ+ students and staff. Attendees will be entered into a raffle for digital downloads of Laurie Frankel's book, “This Is How It Always Is.”
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‘The Muse Hour’ Continues April 24 with Mike Birbiglia
Cal Poly Arts’ lauded virtual music and conversation series, “The Muse Hour,” continues at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 24, with award-winning comedian, storyteller, podcaster, director and actor Mike Birbiglia, whose recent shows, “The New One,” “Thank God for Jokes,” and “My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend,” are streaming on Netflix. Currently he hosts the podcast “Mike Birbiglia's Working It Out,” recently included in a list of Rolling Stone’s “Best Podcasts of 2020.” He has written two bestselling books, “Sleepwalk with Me” and “The New One.” Produced in cooperation with Tacoma Arts Live in Washington and The Luther Burbank Center in Santa Rosa, “The Muse Hour” includes an exclusive live virtual conversation followed by a moderated audience Q&A session. Tickets to the second season of “The Muse Hour” are $11.50 per device, per event. Current Cal Poly Arts VIP Members at the $75 Cameo Level and up receive free access to all of “The Muse Hour” events.
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‘LIVE from the PAC’ to Stream the Arthur White Quartet on April 30
The Performing Arts Center invites you to celebrate International Jazz Day with the Arthur White Quartet, which will be live-streamed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 30. This performance, part of the Live from the PAC free virtual concert series, will feature Cal Poly professor and saxophonist Arthur White, joined by vibraphonist Sean Collins, bassist Dylan Johnson, and drummer Darrell Voss. White is a nationally recognized composer, arranger, touring saxophonist and director of jazz studies at Cal Poly. The local musicians have joined together for this special event for an evening of jazz standards and original compositions. The Vimeo streaming link will be available on April 30 on the event webpage, and will be available to watch on demand after the livestream. Any donations received during the concert will be split between the artists and the Performing Arts Center.
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Tickets on Sale for Winemaker’s Showcase on May 7
The 26th annual Cal Poly Winemaker's Showcase will be held Friday, May 7. This year's virtual event, produced by students, will give supporters the opportunity to interact with students, alumni, faculty and friends from the comfort of their own home while enjoying wine and a catered to-go dinner, bid on live auction items, and hear directly from students. Tickets are $80-$100 and include access to the live, virtual event and a catered to-go dinner for two from Field to Table Catering. In addition, wine can be purchased to pair with your dinner selection. All funds raised support the wine and viticulture program and promote student success.
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Buy Tickets to May 8 Experience Industry Management Auction and Dinner
The Experience Industry Management Department’s annual Auction and Dinner fundraiser is Saturday, May 8. This year's event will feature a livestreamed program produced by students and virtual live and silent auctions. Tickets are $35-$45 per household for access to the virtual program, including a special “sunshine” box that will be sent prior to the event to help participants celebrate at home. All funds raised through the event help to develop the Experience Industry Management program and promote student success.
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