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International Graphic Communication Week Day 2 Roundup

Jan 25, 2018


After Day Two of International Graphic Communication Week students were buzzing with ideas and inspiration after all of the wonderful presenters.

International Graphic Communication Week 2018 - Day 1

Jan 24, 2018


On January 23, 2018, Day One of International Graphic Communication Week kicked off starting with design based presentations from various companies such as Pandora and Patagonia. Speakers for the day included: Kendra Aronson, Alyssa Duhe, Melissa Hicks, Keir DuBois, Amaya Weedle, Monique Martinez, Jordan Damron, and Jim Niemiec.

Graphic Communication Hosts Hackathon

Jan 17, 2018


On January 12 and 13, 2018, the annual hackathon hosted by Camp PolyHacks was held at the SLO HotHouse.

GRC Professor Brian Lawler Presents Bishop Peak Project

Jan 17, 2018


Graphic Communication’s professor Brian P. Lawler will be making a brief presentation of his year long photography project of Bishop’s Peak. The reception will be held on January 23rd at 6pm on the third floor near Room 370 in the Baker Science Center.

20x20 Internship Presentations

Dec 19, 2017


The 20x20 Internship presentations were held on November 9th, 2017. These presentations were based on the Pecha Kucha presentation style where there is a total of 20 slides and each presenter gets 20 seconds to speak.

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First Cal Poly GrC Junior Alumni Advisory Gathering

Nov 21, 2017


GrC Alumni who graduated between 2000 and 2017 were invited for the first GrC Junior Alumni Advisory Gathering held at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hot House in downtown San Luis Obispo on Saturday morning of November 4th.

University Graphic Systems Featured in Campus Conference

Nov 15, 2017


University Graphic Systems (UGS) presented in a concurrent field session demonstration  of the More Than a Motto 2018 conference held on Friday, November 3rd, 2018. 

Fall 2017 Student Advising Sessions

Oct 25, 2017


The Graphic Communication department held advising sessions for Seniors on October 10, 2017 and for Sophomores and Juniors on October 24, 2017 to go over recent changes to the major catalog.

Graphic Communication Hosts Fall 2017 Career Day

Oct 25, 2017


This year's fall career day had many great companies representing the print, packaging, and web design industries, including Facebook.

Graphic Communication Earns National ACCGC Re-Accreditation

Nov 16, 2016


After completing an extensive self-study and hosting a site visit by a three-member team of industry and education experts, the Graphic Communication program at California Polytechnic State University received national re-accreditation beginning September 1, 2016. Initially, the program was awarded full six-year accreditation commencing on September 1, 2003 and was re-accredited one time previously to the current re-accreditation. The California Polytechnic State University program is among 13, associate and baccalaureate level, graphic communications related programs nationwide currently holding this distinction. The 12 other programs are Arizona State University, California University of Pennsylvania, Ferris State University, Harper College, Illinois State University, New York City College of Technology, Rock Valley College, University of Houston, University of Northern Iowa, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Western Illinois University, and Western Michigan University.

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