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Cal Poly Pomona to Host Alternative Transportation Conference

Cal Poly Pomona will host its inaugural Alternative Transportation Conference designed to highlight the need for improved transit connectivity on campus and to promote a university-wide conversation about the transportation challenges faced by students and their impact on student access and success. The event will feature student workshops and faculty/staff/student perspectives on transportation issues facing the university.

The conference, which is free and open to the university community, will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18 in the Bronco Student Center.

The conference is jointly organized by ASI and Students for Quality Education (SQE)

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Polling Place Available on Campus Nov. 8

Cal Poly Pomona once again will offer the campus community a place to vote for the upcoming election.

Associated Students, Inc. has contracted with the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder’s Office to host a polling place in the Andromeda Suite of the Bronco Student Center on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

The polling place will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day only. Only voters registered in Los Angeles County may vote at the polling place on campus. Los Angeles County registered voters with provisional ballots or absentee ballots also will be accepted at this polling location. Those voting must present photo identification, a utility bill or a government-issued

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Service-Learning Mini-Grants Up to $1,000 Available

Grant applications are being accepted for service-learning course project supplies, research and/or scholarship. Mini-grants up to $1,000 are available. A total of $12,000 in grants will be awarded. Applications can be emailed, faxed to (909) 869-4515 or hand-delivered to Building 1, room 108. Applications are available at and are due Nov. 3 by 5 p.m.

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Unsold Fall Books will be Shipped Back on 10/31

The Bronco Bookstore will start shipping back unsold fall quarter books (that have not been re-adopted for next quarter) to vendors beginning Oct. 31. Books for fall quarter may no longer be available after that week. Faculty should contact the bookstore ASAP if there are books in their course(s) that will not be used until later in the quarter. Please contact Kevin Jensen at (909) 869-3752 or for more information.

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Bronco Bookstore Announces New Online Requisition System

The Bronco Bookstore has switched their textbook requisitions platform to Sidewalk Hero. Hero allows faculty to readopt previous materials or search for new ones, all in one place. It also shows current pricing on several different sites including the bookstore’s pricing. Faculty and department textbook coordinators can submit requisitions via the Sidewalk Hero online requisition system by going to the Faculty Resources page of, clicking on theSidewalk Hero link and then using their CPP login credentials. A quick tutorial on how to use this site, can be found here. (Vimeo password required is Adoptions.) For questions, contact the textbook department’s requisitions coordinator Stacie Shellner at

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Graduation Writing Test

Remember to advise students to take the GWT.  If a student has completed 90 units they are eligible to take the GWT. If they have completed 120 units and have not taken the GWT, they will receive a hold.  The hold will restrict their ability to register for classes. To remove the hold, students need to register for the GWT through Bronco Direct and pay the test fee via BroncoDirect or at the Cashiers Office.  An e-mail will be sent to their Cal Poly Pomona e-mail account that includes information for the day of the test. For more information, visit

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Staff Scholarship – Amelia Hammond Staff Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

Staff Council is excited to announce that Amelia Hammond Staff Scholarship applications are now available and due on Oct. 25. This scholarship is to assist staff members in career development or personal job improvement education. Staff Council is awarding a maximum of three $300 scholarships. Applications are open to all staff members employed by the University, Cal Poly Pomona Foundation, Associated Students Inc., Cal Poly Federal Credit Union and employees of the Alumni Association who have been employed for at least two years in a full-time or permanent half-time capacity.  Scholarships will be awarded at the Amelia Hammond/Staff Emeritus Ceremony on Nov. 8. To download the application, visit