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.

Student works at the Farm Store

Farm Store Open for Business

The Cal Poly Pomona Farm Store remains open to serve its customers. Come get Cal Poly Pomona-grown produce and other items. Employees are regularly cleaning surfaces and handles and wearing gloves and using hand sanitizer. Sanitizer stations and disposable grocery…
Trainer does Bupees on Instagram Account

ASI Trainer Tips: Burpees at Home

Being at home doesn’t mean you have to give up your workout. ASI Campus Rec personal trainer Elisabeth demonstrates three versions of the burpee. Follow the ASI Campus Recreation Instagram account for more workout tips.…
AMM student modeling a mask

DIY Face Masks

 Last week, the CDC recommended that people wear cloth face coverings in public in addition to maintaining 6 feet of physical distancing. Because surgical masks and N-95 respirators should be reserved for healthcare workers and other first responders, face coverings…
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,…