Pizza with the Presidents, the Weglyn Institute lecture series, and awards for student affairs headline President Ortiz’s weekly video update.
President Ortiz will hold his fall quarter edition of Pizza with the Presidents at noon on Tuesday at the University Quad. Ortiz and ASI President James Cox will answer questions from students. Free pizza and drinks will be served.
After Pizza with the Presidents, the Weglyn Institute will sponsor two guest speakers who will talk about using social media for social justice and identity politics. Phil Yu is the founder and editor of the popular blog “Angry Asian Man,” and Dan Matthews is an alternative hip-hop artist who produced a documentary series about meeting his biological family in South Korea.
NASPA, an organization for professionals who work in student affairs, will honor a Cal Poly Pomona program and two individuals:
- Ability Ally, a network of students, faculty and staff who promote disability awareness and support people with disabilities, will be recognized with the Innovative Program Award.
- 2013 alumnus Julio Flores will receive the Graduate Rising Star Award.
- Rebecca Gutierrez Keeton, the acting vice president for student affairs, will be honored with the Excellence in Mentoring Award.
The awards will be presented at the NASPA Region VI conference next month.
In other news:
- The women’s soccer team set a record for consecutive shutouts with a 1-0 win over Sonoma State and has earned a spot in the CCAA playoffs.
- The men’s soccer team suffered its first lost this season, but has clinched a first-round bye in the playoffs. The team will play Cal State L.A. for the CCAA title at 4:30 p.m. Thursday on Kellogg Field.
- The volleyball team will play Sonoma State at 7 p.m. Friday in Kellogg Gym. Since it is Halloween, Bronco fans are encouraged to wear a costume and participate in a contest for prizes.
- Campus employees will receive information from the Annual Fund this quarter about the Faculty and Staff fundraising campaign. Last year’s campaign raised more than $700,000 to support students and the university.
- A new video highlights the impact of giving and the recently completed $150 million comprehensive campaign.
To read the full video message, download a PDF of the transcript.