George and Tonny wanted to ensure that they gave back in a way that served students, first as a professor, then by establishing the George T. and Tonny Murray Scholarship Fund. The scholarship, which benefits students in the Materials Engineering Department, was established in 1993.
In 1902, when the Trustees of Cal Poly were tasked with selecting the site for the new school, the nature and mission of that school was foremost in their minds. The 281 acres of ranch land they selected were deemed "most suitable" for the agricultural and vocational aims of the campus.
Cal Poly held its annual Design Village competition over Earth Day weekend, April 20-22. The event, hosted by the College of Architecture and Environmental Design, invites teams of students from across disciplines to create temporary shelters based on a central theme.
Gone are the days of blurry newscasts and clunky camera equipment — journalism students at Cal Poly are now broadcasting in high definition. The university's on-campus, student-run TV studio has been upgraded with the latest video production technology, allowing Cal Poly to switch from standard definition (SD) to high-definition (HD) broadcasts.
The journey to graduation isn't a smooth one for every student at Cal Poly. For some, the road to success is marked by unexpected — and costly — events that can cripple a budget or, even worse, derail a promising mind from reaching its potential. The Cal Poly Cares Program aims to make that road a little less bumpy and, ultimately, ensure that every student in need stays on the path to graduation.
Robert "Bob" and Susan Brown are first-generation college graduates. Bob's father drilled oil, and Susan's family worked on the family farm in Oxnard. When Bob and Susan left home to attend Cal Poly, their fathers didn't see the point of college.