Fall Conference Ushers In New Academic Year


Fall Conference Ushers In New Academic Year
Fall Convocation takes place on the Engineering Meadow.
Convocation includes a speech by President Ortiz.
The campus community is encouraged to support their colleagues at the Service Awards. In 2006, Ortiz presented Michael Shelton with his 30-year pin.

Summer is quickly coming to a close and to celebrate the start of a new academic year, the 35th annual Fall Conference will be Sept. 17-19.

The conference begins the Monday before the first day of classes, kicking off with the university's annual Convocation. The morning event includes an all-university breakfast, followed by President Michael Ortiz' annual state-of-the-university address and recognition of this year's Hart Award recipient John Moore, professor emeritus of History.

New this year, Convocation will feature several campus leaders who will briefly discuss major initiatives on campus. The initiatives are: the university's Climate Neutrality Commitment, Prioritization and Recovery, University Master Plan and the Accessible Technology Initiative. In the afternoon there will be breakout sessions on each initiative to provide more details.

Monday also includes the Service Awards Ceremony, hosted by Staff Council, and a university reception hosted by President Ortiz and wife, Betty, at the Manor House.

The second day of Fall Conference includes division, college and school meetings, while the final day offers open houses in conjunction with BroncoFusion, Cal Poly Pomona's annual welcome for incoming students.

A live webcast of the Convocation and Service Awards will be presented at http://video.cpp.edu/streaming/. Streaming video will be available soon after the live events at the same Web address.

The Fall Conference schedule can be viewed at, http://www.cpp.edu/~fallconference/schedule.shtml.