Author Archives: PolyCentric Editor

PolyCentric is Cal Poly Pomona's communications hub. The online publication features breaking news, announcements, events and more. PolyCentric is also the online face of the Office of Public Affairs, the university's central communications office.

Taylor Young with Pres. Coley at commencement

Hi, Mom

Alumnus and flight attendant Taylor Young (’15, hospitality management) is recovering from COVID-19 and breathing on his own. After 12 days of sedated ventilation, he was able to call his parents to say hello. His emotional story was featured on…

Emergency Student Grants

The Broncos Care Program is providing emergency grants of $500 to students facing unexpected hardships, such as medical expenses, housing and food insecurity, expenses related to traveling, food, and other unexpected costs. Students can apply online for the grant. By…

Office Space

Hey Broncos, we hope you’re finding your rhythm in this new learning environment. Share a photo of your virtual learning setup and tell us what makes it work for you, whether it’s your new co-workers or your creative arrangement. Email us at news@cpp.edu.…
Hooman Kasraei, Dr. Paul Nissenson and Robert Freeman on a zoom call.

Engineering Adaptations

 The College of Engineering has adapted its operation in two creative ways. One professor is working with his students to research production of ventilators to combat a potential shortage in hospitals while another professor put his typical engineering podcast topics…
Screenshot of Admin Affairs group

We’re Still Here

The Divison of Student Affairs has created an easy-to-navigate website where people can discover how its departments are supporting and engaging students in the virtual environment. On the site, find a remote contact list, health and wellbeing advice, links to…
Laurie Starkey

Chemistry Professor Makes Blackboard User-Friendly for Students

Laurie Starkey, chemistry professor and 2013 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, doesn’t typically use Blackboard for her courses. She prefers to use a website that’s open to any student to share her organic chemistry learning resources. But with the COVID-19 crisis, she adopted Blackboard to allow her students to turn in assignments,…

CPP Podcast Roundup 

Looking to add to your podcast library? CPP produces a variety of podcasts that range from deep dives into engineering to an inside look at the student-run newspaper on campus, The Poly Post, to discussion of the evolution of education.…

No Plane Ticket Required 

This spring break, you don’t need to leave the house to take in the sights. Check out TravelZoo’s list 20 Amazing Places You Can Visit Without Leaving Home. You can walk through the Louvre, watch live animal cams from the…

Zoom Security Changes

In order to minimize the risk of uninvited guests disrupting a course session or meeting on Zoom, the Division of Information Technology and Institutional Planning has updated the default settings of certain features within Zoom. These changes include disabling shared annotations,…