An announcement of a new staff and faculty fundraising effort, a research grant for animal feeds and a reminder of the state-wide earthquake drill this week are among the highlights of President Ortiz’s weekly video update.
As the Campaign for Cal Poly Pomona enters the home stretch, many of the university’s key donors have asked whether employees give back to the university as well. A new staff and faculty campaign is aimed at showing them that Cal Poly Pomona’s employees care as much about the university as they do. With a goal of reaching 100 percent participation, staff and faculty are being asked to give a gift of any size — even $5 a year will do.
President Ortiz also mentioned that the Department of Animal & Veterinary Sciences has received a $500,000 grant from The U.S. Department of Agriculture. Researchers from Cal Poly Pomona and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo will be working together to turn agricultural waste water into nutritious animal feed using algae.
And President Ortiz reminded the campus community that the university will be holding an earthquake drill on Thursday at 10:17 a.m. as part of the Great California ShakeOut. Those who are on campus at the time will be asked to drop, find cover and hold on for one minute. The university will also be sending out a safety alert test through phone calls, text messages, emails and desktop alerts.
In other news:
- The campus will celebrate Matt’s
Festival and Insect
Fair this Saturday and Sunday. (or weekend)
- A pair
of job fairs hosted by the Career Center on Thursday and Friday will offer employment opportunities to students.
- A blood-drive competition against Mt. SAC will be held in the Bronco Student Center from Tuesday, October 15 through Thursday, October 17.
- Bronco Athletics is hosting “Pack the Stands” for the soccer teams on Friday, October 18th. The women’s game will begin at 4:30 p.m. and the men’s game begins at 7 p.m. The first 200 students to arrive will get free T-shirts.
To read the entire video message, download a PDF of the transcript.