Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Events at Cal Poly

Events at Cal Poly

Living in a city with a large university should have its perks.

Prakash Chandran, a Google Inc. employee who has helped design innovative applications such as Google Calendar, Gmail and Picasa web album, will be the first guest at the College of Business Administration Alumni Chapter’s Executive Speaker Series on February 5.

The presentation “Put the User First and the Rest Will Follow” will begin at 6:30 p.m. on campus at the Kellogg West Conference Center. Event tickets are $15 for current students, $30 for Alumni Association members and $40 for the general public. There will be a special reception for CBA Alumni Chapter members at 5:30 p.m.

Chandran received the 2008 Gmail Founders Award for his contributions to the Gmail application. He also is a Cal Poly Pomona alumnus (’04) who studied Technology and Operations Management. The Executive Speaker Series will continue May 13 when Khaja Ahmed of Microsoft will speak about “The Trusted Net.” Follow the link above to access the online registration form (limited seats available).

V-Day Campaign:

‘Vagina Monologues’ Performances
Mark V-Day Movement at Cal Poly Pomona

Cal Poly Pomona will be staging English and Spanish productions of “The Vagina Monologues” as a tribute to V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls. The English production will be Feb. 6 and 7 in the Bronco Student Center’s Ursa Major suite, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The Spanish production will be Feb. 13 at the same time and location.

Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students. Proceeds benefit violence prevention programs. As a result, the 2009 V-Day campaign at Cal Poly Pomona is called “Stop Raping Our Greatest Resource: Power to Women and Girls in Democratic Republic of Congo,” and is dedicated to drawing attention to dire circumstances in the DRC.

Each year, students produce benefit performances of “The Vagina Monologues” around Valentine’s Day to raise awareness of and funds for the Violence Prevention & Women’s Resource Center, the Cesar E. Chavez Center for Higher Education and the V-Day campaign. For more information, contact Erika Zepeda at (909) 869-3790

Thanks to Uyen Mai
Media Relations
Office of Public Affairs

1 comment:

Anduhrew said...

i didn't know about the first one, but I knew about the second one!