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Comm Studies Career Symposium

Feb 21, 2019

The Cal Poly Communication Studies Club is hosting an annual Career Symposium this week.  Organized by Comm Studies student Emily Beth Bernstein, the Symposium provides an opportunity for students to discover ways that they can use their Communication Studies Degree. 

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Winter Speaker Series on Diversity in Technology

Feb 16, 2019

Color Coded is a club at Cal Poly which seeks to promote the academic and professional success of minorities in technology.  This winter, the club is hosting a Speaker Series that is free and open to all. 

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Diversity and Inclusivity Workshops Feature Coms Faculty Members

Feb 15, 2019

As part of the university’s continuous commitment to diversity and inclusion, the third Inclusion Starts with Me Teach-In is scheduled for Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. This event is open to the campus community and will feature several Cal Poly educators. The Inclusion Starts with Me Teach In is a partnership with the College of Liberal Arts, the Office of University Diversity & Inclusion (OUDI), and Academic Affairs.

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Tech & Ethics with Microsoft Researcher, Dr. Mary Gray

Feb 8, 2019

Cal Poly is hosting Microsoft Researcher, Dr. Mary L. Gray, for a lecture on “When Social Media Companies, Research Ethics, and Human Rights Collide.”  The lecture takes place on February 19, 2019 from 11:10am – 1pm in Bldg 7 (Adv. Tech. Lab).

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Study Abroad Opportunities Summer, 2019

Feb 7, 2019

Cal Poly students have the opportunity to study abroad this summer in courses taught by faculty from across the globe. Study abroad locations include Vietnam, Mexico, Spain, and China. 

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An Evening with Ted Bunch, Renowned Violence Prevention Advocate

Jan 26, 2019

Renowned violence prevention advocate, Ted Bunch, will be speaking at Cal Poly in a keynote address on Tuesday, Jan. 29 from 7‐9 in the PAC (Miossi Hall). Registration is FREE to all staff, faculty, students, and community. 

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Dr. Conway’s Research Featured in Media Report

Jan 17, 2019

Cal Poly Communication Studies faculty member, Dr. Bethany A. Conway-Silva recently had her research featured in a media report by the Journalist’s Resource, a publication of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy.  The article focuses on her 2018 publication in Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, which examined the 2014 midterm elections.

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COMS Students & Faculty Present at Annual WSCA Convention

Jan 11, 2019

Communication Studies students and faculty are heading to Seattle next month to attend the 90th Western States Communication Association Convention which takes place February 23-25, 2019.  

Lambda Pi Eta, Coms Honor Society, Inducts New Members

Dec 11, 2018

Lambda Pi Eta, a Communication Honors society, inducted new members this fall!

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Cal Poly Students are Quarter-Finalists in Social Justice Debate Championship

Dec 1, 2018

The Cal Poly Debate Team participated in the Social Justice Debates’ Eastern Championship hosted by George Washington University from Nov. 17-18. Students Ryan Hund, Georgina Bailey, Sydney Adair, and James Hasbany finished the event as quarter-finalists arguing over the motion, "University speech regulations designed to protect racial minorities advance the cause of racial oppression.” Additionally, Mr. Hund and Mr. Hasbany both ranked in the top 10 most skilled speakers in the event’s speaker rankings. Also representing Cal poly were Parker Swanson, Alyssa Manno, the debate program’s director, Chris Skiles, and assistant director, John Patrick. 


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