In his first video message of the fall quarter, President Ortiz recaps Fall Conference and Cal Poly Pomona Day at the L.A. County Fair and highlights the upcoming Hot Dog Caper and career fair.
Ortiz welcomed more than 200 new faculty and staff during his Convocation address at Fall Conference last week. The conference included presentations on semester conversion, the Graduation Initiative and innovations in instruction.
Cal Poly Pomona starts the new academic year with 3,600 freshmen and 2,650 new transfer students. Thousands of students participated in BroncoFusion last week – a three-day event to help new students transition to campus life. Highlights included a concert and the opening of the new Bronco Recreation and Intramural Complex; a grand opening ceremony is scheduled for Oct. 8.
Hundreds of students also participated in Cal Poly Pomona Day at the L.A. County Fair, marching in a parade with Ortiz, his wife, Betty, and faculty and staff. The fair featured a prototype cabin designed by architecture students for state parks and other exhibits.
An annual tradition returns at 11:30 a.m. Thursday with the Hot Dog Caper in University Park. The Cal Poly Pomona Foundation and hundreds of campus volunteers will serve free hot dogs, veggie dogs, Pepsi drinks and ice cream.
In other news:
- Also on Thursday, employers will visit campus for the Part Time Jobs Fair. Students can come to the University Quad between noon and 3 p.m. and learn about job opportunities both on and off campus.
- Bronco Athletics revealed a new logo. It is on the court of Kellogg Gym and will be on athletic uniforms and T-shirts in the bookstore. The men’s and women’s soccer teams will play Cal State Dominguez Hills at 11:30 a.m. Sunday in one of the first home games of the season.
- About 100 employers are expected to attend the annual Fall Career Fair on Oct. 16. Students are encouraged to bring their resumes and prepare their one-minute presentations for employers at the event, which is sponsored by the Career Center.
- There are only two more performances of the Southern California Shakespeare Festival’s production of “Julius Caesar,” and tickets are selling fast for this weekend’s performances. Visit the website for more information.
To read the whole video message, download a PDF of the transcript.