Weekly Announcements February 9 - 15

Student Advising    

Annual AdvisementAppointments will continue taking place through winter quarter for all BFA students. Appointments with Major Advisor, Sara Frantz, can be made viaBookings.    

Additionally, our Dept. Chair’s office hours are Wednesdays: 11-12 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



University Art Gallery winter show, “Reconstructing Ruins,” is a solo exhibition of sculptures by artist Alicia Piller through Friday, March 8. The University Art Gallery is on the ground floor of the Dexter Building (No. 34). Piller is a Los Angeles-based artist working in sculpture and installation whose practice contemplates the intersections of climate change, shifting political climates and historical traumas. Entry to the University Art Gallery is free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 

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Department News

Eighth Annual Social Justice Teach In Now Scheduled for May 9th

On Thursday, May 9th, join the campus and local community for the eighth annual Social Justice Teach In. The Teach In is a daylong series of workshops and talks centered around equity and social justice. All sessions are free and open to the public. 

Want to get more involved? Consider leading a discussion group or utilizing our reflection questions to make the most of the day. Learn more about our resources and see the full schedule of both in person and virtual events at

Internship Opportunities

San Francisco, Kendo Brands

Photography and Retouching Internship
**Recruiter is looking for someone graduating in the spring ’24 but any upper level student could be a good candidate.

Other Opportunities

Study Historic Preservation and Conservation in Italy this Summer

Join our Conservation and Restoration Hands-on Field School in Italy.

we are now accepting applications! Application due by March 15th.

Do you want to get the most out of your summer? A great way to make the most of your summer, academically and socially, is to take an AICS summer course abroad.


Writers-at-Work with MT Vallarta

Please join us this Wednesday for the first Writers-at-Work reading of the quarter with poet and Cal Poly professor of Ethnic Studies, MT Vallarta. They will be reading from their award-winning debut collection, What You Refuse to Remember and discussing the writing life on Wednesday, February 14, 2:10-3:30, Building 38, Room 221. See you there!

"The poems in What You Refuse to Remember dare us to enter a fragmented, razor-sharp world of reckoning... With maturity and urgency, Vallarta sweeps broken glass and pale flowers up into a bouquet and delivers it to us with both hands."

—Joan Kwon Glas, author of Night Swim

"Here, queerness and florals are a carefully constructed life-raft, strong enough to hold and to 'love in vice grips until we writhe.'"

—Angela Peñaredondo, author of nature felt but never apprehended

More details here!

Campus Events


Blood Drives

2/12 @ Trinity Hall 2:30pm-6:00pm

2/15 @ Cerro Vista 1:30pm-5:00pm

2/21 @ Sierra Madre 2:00pm-6:00pm

2/29 @ Yakityutyu 1:30pm-5:30pm


Click here if you'd like to schedule an appointment

Therapy Dogs

February 22, March 14

12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Health Center Lawn

PULSE is working with the Alliance of Therapy Dogs and SLO Dog volunteers to bring you Therapy Dogs on the Health Center Lawn the following Thursdays from 

Questions: Contact Kimme Huntington -


Alumnus John Huân Vu on Authenticity and Nailing That Interview

February 23

12 - 1pm and 2 - 3pm

Bonderson Room 104

 Join the College of Engineering for an afternoon of presentations and industry insights with alumnus John Huân Vu. 

“Authenticity: Why It Is Important At Work, At Home, And In Our Community" — 12 - 1 p.m.

Being authentic can be very difficult — even in college! However, authenticity and vulnerability can also be a source of strength and growth. Join alumnus John Huân Vu as he shares his experiences on the diverse intersection as a first-generation, cis male, gay, Christian, Asian-American while leading each of us into a deeper understanding of how we can be authentic at work, at home and in the community. 

“Technical Interviews: How to Nail it!” — 2 - 3 p.m.

Interviewing is a daunting task. Just imagine how daunting a software engineering technical interview can be! Join alumnus John Huân Vu on the tips and tricks to nailing your technical interview and why it is so important to start as a software engineer. Hear about his growth starting as a software engineer, transitioning to program management and now as a product manager. 


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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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