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Video Contest Winners

The results are in. The winner of the 75th Anniversary Video Contest is English major Abigail Inman for her video "OUR Cal Poly Pomona Experience." See the details on the video contest website.

Banner to promote the 75th Anniversary Finale event.

Fireworks Finale

Celebrate the 75th anniversary with a fireworks show and other activities on Friday, June 6. Festivities are from 4 p.m. to midnight, with fireworks at 9. Other activities include food trucks, pool party, live music and Bronco (Midnight) Madness.

Augmented Reality Tour

Explore the campus through an augmented reality tour – an experience that uses new technology to highlight the campus’ rich history. Use your smart phone or tablet to see photos, videos and audio directly on top of the world around us.

Last Call for the Memory Wall

Do you have an interesting, funny or nostalgic story related to Cal Poly Pomona? The 75th Anniversary Memory Wall is accepting final thoughts from the campus community. We would love to hear your Cal Poly Pomona story.

Facebook Predicts the Future

We asked our friends on Facebook to share their predictions of the future of Cal Poly Pomona. Here are some of the highlights.

Honor the Past, Celebrate the Present, Build the Future

How do you sum up Cal Poly Pomona’s 75 years? It can’t be done in words, at least not in an email newsletter. Instead, we picked nine concepts to highlight the university’s remarkable history.

Project Blue - Phase II Winners

Congratulations to the winners of Phase II of the Project Blue competition. Students were challenged to design and develop a study plan that addresses one or more technical or practical aspects of the Kellogg Creek or surrounding environs. The two first place winners are: Jane Tsong and a team consisting of of Flor Mota, Whitney Redfield, Jason Bingham, Xin Ma and Tyler Sprague. Second place was awarded to Morgan Smith.

Women's basketball celebrates is 2001 national title.Top 12 Athletics Achievements

From school records to national titles, Cal Poly Pomona teams and athletes have certainly made their mark on campus and around the world. Here are our top 12 athletic achievements in CPP history. Go Broncos!

Athletics Poll

What do you think is the #1 athletics achievement in CPP history? Vote now!

‘Join Us’ Video Wins Telly Award

Congratulations to the team that created the “Join Us” video, which invited the campus community to participate in the 75th Anniversary celebration. The video received a Bronze Telly award in the category of educational videos. The project included MediaVision, public affairs, and was narrated by theatre Professor Bernardo Solano.

Poster for One-Show Only! Tickets Available for ‘Special K’ Play

From an all-men’s agricultural school to a diverse university of more than 20,000 students, Cal Poly Pomona has grown and changed greatly through the years. A new play, “Special K: Cal Poly Pomona’s First 75 Years,” will tell that story in a light, comedic way, featuring figures from the past and present. The show is on Sunday, April 13 at 4 p.m. in the University Theatre. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for general admission.

A special, shortened preview will be held on Thursday, April 3, at noon in the University Library's Special Collections room.

Technology and the Modern Student

Three students look at a laptop computer.Ask anyone on campus about Cal Poly Pomona’s future, and you’ll get quite a few answers. Some changes are predictable. Others are harder to measure: How will technology change the university? How will the Internet, social media and instant access to information change the college experience and learning process?

Tweet Us About It

What will Cal Poly Pomona be like in the next 75 years? Send us your thoughts via Twitter and use the hashtag #cpp75future. Remember, tweets are limited to 140 characters.

University Theatre: 'Special K'

A new play, “Special K: Cal Poly Pomona’s First 75 Years,” will re-enact the university’s first 75 years in a light, comedic way. The performance is Sunday, April 13 at 4 p.m. in the University Theatre.

75th video competition posterVideo Competition

Make a video about your Cal Poly Pomona experience and you could win $750. Upload your video to YouTube, Instagram and/or Vine. The competition is open to everyone, and entries are due April 28.

April 8 Workshop: Create Award-Winning Videos Workshop

With just a handful of change, you can make an award-winning video. Trevor Henderson, MediaVision’s multimedia consultant, and alumnus Brian Y. Marsh, a writer, director and cinematographer, will share how anyone can use video to tell a great story – regardless of budget. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, April 8 at noon in the library’s special events room.

‘Change: 75 Years’

For a design charrette, art students responded to the theme “Change: 75 Years.” Their pieces were displayed in Building 13 in February.

Bronco Love Stories

Three alumni couples

The university keeps a variety of statistics about its students – average GPA, how many come from public vs. private school, most popular classes, graduation rates. One statistic that it doesn’t track is the number of Cal Poly Pomona couples, though it’s safe to say there are a lot. Here’s just a sampling from the past decades.

Looking Back in Style

A theatre performance and multimedia presentation will celebrate people and events in Cal Poly Pomona’s history. “Special K: The First 75 Years” will incorporate slides, music from the decades, and live actors who will bring the past to life. The performance is Sunday, April 13, at 4 p.m. in the University Theatre.

College of Agriculture Celebration

Karen Ross, secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, will be the keynote speaker at the 75th Celebration and Dinner on May 3. The event includes a barbecue dinner, open house, greenhouse and grounds tours, and livestock and Arabian horse showcase.

Horsehill Wine

Toast the 75th Anniversary with a red zinfandel in a 75th Anniversary bottle and a classically styled Brut Rosé. Kellogg Cuvée and Rossana Sparkling are available at the Farm Store for $32 a pair.

Bronco Athletics inducted five new members into its Hall of Fame during Homecoming Weekend 2014.Athletics Honors Bronco Legends

During Homecoming weekend, Intercollegiate Athletics department inducted five new members into its Hall of Fame and recognized the current 51 members. The Class of 2014 includes: Tabreshia C. Lawrence-McIntyre, Karen Miller, Ruth Van't Land-Parkes, Jim Sackett and Lisa Ulmer.

Homecoming Recap

Homecoming Weekend was a success, with more than 5,000 students, faculty, staff and alumni in attendance. 

The event brought a record number of Broncos -- 2,757 -- to Kellogg Gym to cheer the men’s basketball team on to a 73-53 win against Cal State East Bay on Saturday. The women’s basketball team also pulled a 75-70 overtime win over Cal State East Bay.

“Homecoming was amazing,” says Dean of Students Rebecca Keeton. “It was so much fun to have alumni back on campus. They loved seeing the changes to the campus, and they loved spending time together. It was heartwarming.”

The winning poster from Phase 1.

Project Blue Phase I Winners

Congratulations to Flor Mota and Whitney Redfield for winning Phase I of the Project Blue Student Competition. The competition invited students to re-envision Kellogg Creek into a campus centerpiece. Download a PDF of their poster.

In Phase II, students are challenged to design and develop a study plan that addresses one or more technical or practical aspects of the creek or surrounding environs. The deadline is March. 5.

Congratulations to the 3 Fan Favorite Winners!

The winners of the Photo Contest are: Spencer Fennik ("Graceful Resolution"), Neil Johnson ("Oscillation in Space") and Khanh Nga ("Toward a Bright Future"). Congratulations!

The exhibit in the Bronco Student Center art gallery will be available through Feb. 10. You can also view the images on the Photo Contest page.

The old stables100 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know about Cal Poly Pomona

Think you're an expert on the university? Check out our list of 100 things you probably didn't know. How many of them are new to you?

Share Your Bronco Love Story

In the February issue, we will feature Cal Poly Pomona love stories – couples who met on campus or whose stories have a significant Bronco connection. If you have a romance story to tell, send it in now.

Students: Nominate an Outstanding Professor

The Alumni Association will honor current faculty members with a new award, the Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award, in honor of the university’s 75th Anniversary.

The award will recognize an outstanding faculty member who makes a difference in the lives of their students through creative teaching methods and campus involvement. Individual students or a group of students can nominate an exceptional faculty member. The deadline is Feb. 7 at 5 p.m.

Photo Contest Winners on Display

The winners of the 75th Anniversary Photo Contest have been selected and are now on display in the Bronco Student Center art gallery.

The contest asked for the best photos representing Cal Poly Pomona. More than 500 entries were received. A panel of faculty and staff judges reviewed all the entries and selected the top 15 photographs for the exhibit, which will be on display through Feb. 10.

The campus community can vote online for their favorite photograph from the exhibit. The top three fan favorite photos will each win a $50 Bronco Bucks gift card. Voting will be through Facebook, and each person can cast one vote a day.

Rose Float: A Tradition of Innovation and Creativity

Rocking Horse float from 1949

When Cal Poly was first invited to enter a float in the 1949 Rose Parade, the students had no experience, a budget of $258, no committee and only 90 days to build it.

Despite those handicaps, students responded with an enormous rocking horse for the parade’s “Childhood Memories” theme and won an award of merit. They did so by being creative: Certain campus plants were heavily pruned, midnight flower raids were staged on campus and in Pasadena, and lumber was appropriated from around school at odd hours.

Video Spotlight: The W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center

Cal Poly Pomona has long been known for its Arabian horses, but one stands apart. In 1925, long before the Kellogg Ranch became a university campus, Jadaan was the center of attention. The gray stallion was so famous that people would steal hairs from his mane and tail when he was taken to shows.

Homecoming & Family Weekend

Get ready for a memorable time on Feb. 7 & 8. Activities will include a bonfire and ice skating in Bronco Commons, a wine and beer garden, carnival rides and games, live music, baseball and basketball. Register today!

Lasting Impressions: Great Professors at Cal Poly Pomona

Barbara BurkeWhat makes a great professor? The answers are as varied as the students in class, but it’s doubtful that “knows the material” would top anyone’s list. Greatness transcends the mere imparting of knowledge. We asked a sampling of alumni to share their reflections about the professors who made a difference in their lives.

If you would like to share yours, we would like to hear them. Share your memory with us, and we’ll post it on our online Memory Wall. Don’t worry; there won’t be a pop quiz.

Building Boom in the 1950s

When the university moved from the Voorhis campus in San Dimas to its permanent campus in Pomona in 1956, it was the start of a great building boom. There was just one problem. There weren’t many buildings when the 660 students, faculty and staff arrived in Pomona.

Construction of a residence hall

Commemorative Apparel at the Bronco Bookstore

The Bronco Bookstore and its website sells a variety of 75th anniversary apparel, polo shirts, the special edition T-shirt and jackets.

A black track jacket with the 75th Anniversary logo.

75th Anniversary T-shirt Goes on Sale Oct. 10

Celebrate the university’s 75th year in style with the special edition T-shirt. The commemorative shirts go on sale Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Bronco Bookstore for $7.95. Quantities are limited.

Billy Bronco wears the 75th Anniversary T-shirt

'Join Us' Video

As we commemorate our 75th anniversary, we want to hear your Cal Poly Pomona story and add it to our legacy. We want you to be a part of our reflections and celebrations. Join us as we honor the past, celebrate the present and build the future.

Cal Poly Pomona kicks off its 75th anniversary year

Tony the Tiger, President Ortiz, Sterling Speirn and Billy Bronco stand at Convocation on Sept. 23, 2013.

Cal Poly Pomona officially launched its 75th anniversary year, beginning with Convocation on Sept. 23. In addition to President Ortiz's annual address, the program included speeches from each of the vice presidents, a piano performance, a historical slideshow and a special appearance by Sterling Speirn, president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

SpVoorhis Chapelotlight on the 1920s and 30s: Our Beginnings

When Cal Poly Pomona welcomed its first students 75 years ago, it wasn’t called Cal Poly Pomona or California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. It wasn’t even in Pomona.

In September 1938, it was the Voorhis Unit of California State Polytechnic College in San Luis Obispo. Some knew it as Cal Poly San Dimas (north of the present day Via Verde Country Club). Students spent the first two years studying agriculture in San Dimas before finishing their college degree in San Luis Obispo. >>

Video Contest

75th video competition poster

The results are in. See the winning videos from the video contest.

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