Weekly Announcements April 26 - May 2

Student Advising    

Annual Advisement Appointments will continue taking place through spring quarter for all BFA students. Appointments with Major Advisor, Sara Frantz, can be made via Bookings.    

Additionally, our Dept. Chair’s office hours are Wednesdays: 11am -12pm and Thursdays: 12 -1pm. To schedule an appointment email or reach out to Sara Frantz directly ( Drop-In appointments are also welcome.      

The CLA also offers virtual, drop-in advising appointments daily:CLA Advising.

Upcoming Events

Asian Art at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: Challenges and Approaches

Tuesday, April 30th 

11:10 am - 12:00 pm

Location: 003-213

In 1903, Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840-1924) opened a museum in Boston to house her personal art collection, which she left “for the education and enjoyment of the public forever.” The museum strives to preserve Isabella’s curatorial vision by maintaining each gallery as she had it installed when she died in 1924. Although art from Asia is displayed in almost every gallery in this museum, Isabella installed higher concentrations of Asian art in tight corridors and historically private spaces. Today, this presents a particular set of challenges for curators and educators who work to make Asian art at the Gardner Museum accessible to visitors and students. This talk explores the challenges and opportunities of engaging with Asian art at the Gardner Museum.


In-Person Screening: April 29th at 7pm - Fremont Theater

Virtual Screenings: May 1 - 5

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SHORT CUTS features 8 short films created by Cal Poly students under the mentorship of Randi Barros, screenwriter, editor, and ISLA Lecturer, and James Werner, artist and Associate Professor of Art & Design. Engage with emotionally charged stories exploring love, loss, discovery, and unexpected moments of connection. See tomorrow’s filmmakers at work today.

Juried Student Show

The Juried Student Show is now open at the Gallery!

Department News

ADRC Hours - Spring Quarter

Monday:            9:00am-12pm; 1:00-4:00pm

Tuesday:           9:00am-3:00pm

Wednesday:      9:00am-2:00pm

Thursday:         9:00am-3:00pm

Friday:             9:00am-3:00pm

Other Opportunities

Student Submissions Requested for The Roundup Daily E-Newsletter

The Roundup is Mustang News’ daily e-newsletter used to promote the latest Mustang News and KCPR headlines. Starting last quarter, we introduced a student spotlight section in our Friday newsletters, allowing students to showcase any creative works, including digital art, comics, photographs, poems, etc. to the student body. 

There will be a new addition of student submissions, we would greatly appreciate it if you follow the link below to submit your work.

Submission Link

WGQS Scholarships Available for the 2024-25 Academic Year

Click here for the PDF version

Applications due on April 26th.

Have any questions, please email or

2024 Design Competition Now Open

We are thrilled to announce the opening of our prestigious 2024 Design competition here at Communication Arts!

The winning entries, featured in our beautiful Design Annual, garner recognition from our expansive international audience of over 30,000 individuals, many of whom are leading creatives actively seeking fresh professional connections. Moreover, inclusion in Communication Arts magazine grants your work a place among the illustrious archive of visual communications excellence spanning over 65 years.

Mark your calendars—the deadline for the Design competition is Friday, May 3rd!

For comprehensive competition guidelines and answers to frequently asked questions, please visit:

Should you require further information, feel free to reach out to me directly at


The CSU Media Arts Festival is now accepting submissions for the 2024 competition. We look forward to seeing the amazing work your students have created this past year. 

  • Prizes: Trophies, certificates, and $500 for category winners
  • Categories: Animation, Documentary/Creative Non-Fiction, Narrative, Short Screenplay
  • Deadline for Submissions: Thursday, May 16, 2024
  • No Entry Fee!

Submission Information 

Campus Events

Texas Tech Communication Professor to Discuss Design Thinking and Social Innovation April 29 

April 29th

2:10 - 3:30pm

Advanced Technologies Lab

Jason Tham, associate professor of technical communication and rhetoric and assistant chair of the Department of English at Texas Tech University, will give a talk on design thinking as a mindset and methodology for social innovation Monday, April 29 from 2:10-3:30 p.m. in the Advanced Technologies Lab Building (No. 7). For decades, practitioners across multiple industries have employed design thinking as a technology for innovation that deals with complex issues, also known as “wicked problems.” As a mindset and a methodology, design thinking can promote critical awareness and create socially responsive solutions that aim toward positive changemaking. Tham, who has a doctorate in rhetoric and scientific and technical communication, will discuss design as an activity that involves studying problems, understanding human and environmental needs and devising desirable solutions. Questions? Contact Krista Sarraf, director of the technical and professional communication program. 

Therapy Dogs

May 2nd

12 - 2pm

Health Center Lawn

Notes on Colorism in the Filipinx Community

May 3rd

10:10am - 12pm

Building 33, Room 286

"Don't stay out in the sun or you'll get too dark!" These words are so common among Filipinx youth that many do not question the intent behind the seemingly well-intentioned advice. This talk will delve into the contours of colorism among the Filipinx community by connecting the colonial history of the Philippines to the role of skin color in families and other intimate spaces.

Hearst Lecture Series

Friday May 03

Brooks + Scarpa_ Lawrence Scarpa

Friday May 10

5468796 Architecture_  Johanna Hume

**All lectures at 5:10 in the Business Rotunda

Want your event or activity included in our Weekly Announcements?       

Announcements are sent to members of the Art and Design Department each week while classes are in session. To submit an event or news item, please email information to Paula Rygg (, by Friday at 4:00 pm prior. Include title, date and time, participation information (Zoom link, registration, ticketing, fee, etc.), and a brief description. Small – email sized images may be included. Weekly announcements are approved by the chair before they are distributed.

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