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.

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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,…

Library and 24/7 Lab Closure

The University Library and the 24-hour computer lab has been closed until further notice. Students for whom this closure poses significant technological challenges, should email studentsuccess@cpp.edu or call the Health Alert Hotline at 909-869-2500. The campus has a limited number…

$5 Meal Deal

Centerpointe Dining Commons is offering a $5 Meal Deal for takeout and pick-up via Grubhub. The offer is valid for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day for a limited time and includes a drink. Check out the daily menu on…

Enroll in Direct Deposit

You can now utilize a secure, encrypted online form to enroll in direct deposit. To access the online form, visit the Payroll Services website and click on “Direct Deposit” to access and complete the form. It may take up to…

Caltrans Freeway Update

Caltrans expects to reopen the eastbound Kellogg Drive off-ramp of the I-10 Freeway on Thursday, April 23. The work schedule is subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather and other construction-related issues. For more information on the project and…