Author Archives: Dana Ekhtiar

Bronco Bookstore Textbook Department will be CLOSED for inventory Friday Jan. 27

Bronco Bookstore is conducting our quarterly textbook inventory on Jan. 27, and the 2nd floor will be closed. Students who have not yet purchased textbooks or course materials needed for mid-terms should make sure to purchase them before the store closes at 6:30 pm on Jan. 26. Textbook buyback will also be unavailable on Jan. 26 and 27. Online orders placed after noon on Jan. 26 will not be processed until Monday, Jan. 30.

Bronco Bookstore Faculty Satisfaction Survey

Bronco Bookstore is always looking for ways to improve our faculty services. We use input from faculty to guide our course materials operations and programs for the coming year. Please take a minute to complete this year’s Faculty Satisfaction Survey by clicking on the following link: 2017 Faculty Satisfaction Survey. Your opinion can save you money! Complete our annual faculty survey and earn a coupon for 25% off a Bronco Gear clothing/gift item! The coupon is available to download & print once you complete the survey.

#CivilSpeak – A Post-Election Series & Resources

The U.S. Presidential Election has had different impacts on various communities. #CivilSpeak is a collection of programs, events and resources to help CPP students, faculty and staff engage in dialogue and further learning about topics related to the recent election. While some people are happy with the results, others are very worried about what the results mean for their future and their community. Check out the #CivilSpeaks website for tips on self-care and for civil dialogue, resources and a calendar of post-election events. #CivilSpeak is brought to you by the Office of Student Life & Cultural Centers and Associated Students, Inc., and co-sponsored by various departments on campus.

3rd Annual Distinguished RSCA Staff Award

The Undergraduate Research Faculty Advisory Committee will award its 3rd Annual Distinguished RSCA Staff Award. This award will recognize a staff member for outstanding support in student and faculty research, scholarly and creative activities. Any member of the campus community can nominate a staff member. Nominations are due by Wednesday, Feb. 1. For more information and submission of online nominations, visit Contact Elisa Mitchell with the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR-CPP) with questions or concerns at

McNair Scholars Program is Recruiting

Interested in research? Want to earn a PhD? Learn more about the Ronald McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program Scholars Program that gives undergraduates an opportunity to work with a faculty mentor, explore and conduct research and prepare to enroll in graduate school. The program is named after Ronald Erwin McNair, one of the first African-American astronauts, and is designed to increase the number of low-income, first-generation students, or underrepresented students in doctoral degree programs. It is funded by a U.S. Department of Education grant. Visit for more information.

Spring Textbook/Course Materials Requisitions Due Jan. 27

Jan. 27 is Bronco Bookstore’s priority due date for academic departments to turn in Spring 2017 requisitions for all required/recommended course materials and confirmations for classes that do not assign books. In accordance with the textbook information provisions of the Higher Education Act, we are responsible for posting required textbook cost information at the time of student registration. It is very important for the university’s efforts to make textbooks affordable and accessible for all students to send in requisitions on time so the bookstore can provide affordable options, and the Disability Resource Center has time to provide accessible versions of materials for students with print-related disabilities. Professors who turn spring

Travel Policy Changes

The Cal Poly Pomona travel website has been updated to reflect Assembly Bill No. 1887 and ICSUAM policy 3601.01 updates. This policy applies to all CSU employees, students and others traveling on official University business and where the University will be paying for the travel. Assembly Bill No. 1887 is the Prohibition on State-Funded and State-Sponsored Travel to States with Discriminatory Laws. The link to the Office of the Attorney General’s website regarding Assembly Bill 1887 State Government: Discrimination Travel, effective January 1, 2017 has been added to the Laws, State Codes, Regulations and Mandates in the Resources and Reference Materials Section of the Travel Policy.

OUR Student Travel Fund Application

The Office of Undergraduate Research provides scholarship awards for students to present at conferences and professional meetings. Applicants must be a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student at CPP to be eligible. The current funding period covers travel from Oct. 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017. Students must submit an application with their travel budget by Friday, March 10 to be eligible. For more information, please visit the program website:

Poly Trolley Upgrade Coming in February

After sending the Poly Trolley off campus for routine maintenance, some major updates and enhancements were recommended to the Dining Services team. These upgrades will take a number of weeks to complete. We expect to debut the new and improved Poly Trolley at Cal Poly Pomona’s Homecoming on Saturday, February 25. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to serving you again in the near future. In the meantime, check out the other on-campus dining options at