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News Brief - Fall 2017

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New faculty in Art & Design

New Art and Design Faculty

The Art and Design Department is excited to introduce a new faculty member in the studio art concentration with a specialty in sculpture: Elizabeth Folk.

Read about Elizabeth Folk

Student Accomplishments

Student Accomplishments 

Over the past year, art and design students have been very successful both on and off campus. 

Read about student accomplishments

Bob Howell

Bob Howell Retires After 43 Years at Cal Poly

When Robert (Bob) Howell arrived at Cal Poly in 1974, there was no art major and the department was scattered among several old Quonset huts in a former baseball practice field.

Read about Bob Howell's career and retirement

Jean Wetzel to Retire

Jean Wetzel to Retire in Spring 2018

Jean Wetzel has been a professor of art history at Cal Poly since 1996. She has been beloved and admired by her students for her passion and commitment to teaching.

Read about Jean Wetzel

Kurt Brown Accepts Career Achievement Award

Kurt Brown Wins Career Achievement Award

Kurt Brown, the Art and Design Department’s photography and video technician since 1984, won the College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Staff Award for Career Achievement.

Read about Kurt Brown's award

Art and Design Department Reaccrediation

Program Review and Reaccreditation

In May 2017, the Art and Design Department hosted site visitors for a comprehensive program review and reaccreditation with the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Read about the department's reaccrediation process

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