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  • 1CAL POLY POMONA FOUNDATION, INC.

    BOARD

    INSIGHTS

    December2013

    Cal Poly Pomona Foundation, Inc. wishes you a happy holiday season!

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    foundation.csupomona.edu

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    WHAT YOU SPEND ON CAMPUS STAYS ON

    CAMPUS

    Surplus funds generated by all Cal Poly Pomona Foun-dation operations go back to the University to provide

    financial and facility resources to benefit

    students, faculty and staff.

    Cal Poly Pomona Foundation. Inc.Ph: 909-869-2912Fx: 909-869-4549

    2013 Holiday ClosureThe Foundation Administrative offi ces located in Building 55 (Financial Services, Grants and Contracts, Employment Services, Dining Services, Real

    Estate, Marketing, and Administration) will be closed two weeks for the holidays from Monday, December 23, 2013 through Sunday, January 5, 2014.

    Cal Poly Pomona Foundation, Inc. wishes you a safe and joyful holiday season!

    New Innovation Village WebsiteHave you seen the new Innovation Village website yet? Take a moment to explore its updated design at http://www.innovationvillage.org/index.html

    2014 Board MeetingThe 2014 Board Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Garden Vista Room at Kellogg West.

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    Human Resources System UpdatedIn Mach 2013, our human resources information system and timekeeper system (Kronos) became inaccessible from outside of the campus environment, which removed functionality designed to access the system from outside of campus.

    On Friday, December 13 a planned outage of the human resources system took place in order to migrate the entire platform to Cloud Services. Since the migration, key features have returned to the Self-Service, such as allowing employees to access Employee and Manager Self-Service while off campus without the need to use VPN.

    We are excited about migrating to Cloud Services and providing enhanced functionality to all who access the system.

    Focus Group MeetingThe Foundation Financial and Employment Services Focus Group Meeting took place on Tuesday, December 10 at 9:00 a.m. in the Kellogg West Auditorium. Around 75 people attended the meeting to discuss various topics, including the 2014-15 budget process, Grants and Contracts website update, reports, current topics in Employment Services, and more. The meeting primarily focused on improving communications and account holders understanding of policies and procedures.

    Speakers included Senior Managing Director/CFO David Prenovost, General Business Manager Haleh Minakary, Grants and Contracts Manager Debbie Schroeder-Linthicum, Financial Analyst Karen Sandoval, Financial Systems Analyst Debra Chavez, Director of Information Technology Randy Townsend, and Chief Employment Offi cer/Managing Director Dennis Miller.

    An open forum for any questions, comments, and suggestions followed the presentations.

    Please visit http://bit.ly/IE0yHx to view the Focus Group Meeting PowerPoint presentation.

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    Shop24 Now Open at The VillageShop24, the fi rst fully automated refrigerated convenience store designed to enable 24/7 accessible consumer purchasing, has made its debut at the University Village. Installation of the automated convenience store commenced on Tuesday, November 19 and was in full operation by Saturday, November 23.

    Shop24 offers various items that are found in traditional convenience stores, including snacks, drinks, and personal care items.

    With the installation of Shop24, Village residents now have a place within walking distance to purchase food and other supplies. Shop24 is located near the Villages Community Center.

    To further enhance the excitement of Shop24, the University Village organized a competition for Village residents. To enter the competition, participants had to take a picture in front of the newly installed automated convenience store and post it on the Village Facebook page or Instagram with the hashtag #cppvillage. Once the competition closed on Monday, December 2, all submitted photos were compiled into an album on Facebook and the pictures that received the most likes were declared the winners. Winners earned one of six Bronco gift cards available. The largest prize was a $50 gift card.

    Dining Services Online SurveyFoundation Dining Services hosted an online survey last month, giving the Cal Poly Pomona community a chance to voice their opinions about the dining venues on campus.

    Dining Services exceeded their goal of one thousand by nearly 30%.

    There was a drawing for those who participated, and the results are in! Participants had the chance to win a $100 Cal Poly Pomona gift card, two lunch passes for Los Olivos, or the grand prize of a new iPad Air. Bri Castro was the lucky grand prize winner.

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    Save the Date!Be sure to stop by the University Village on

    Tuesday, January 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a grand opening celebra on of Shop24!

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    This years Staff Emeritus Reception took place on Tuesday, November 12 in Ursa Minor at the Bronco Student Center.

    Established in 1981, the staff emeritus title is awarded to retiring employees who meet certain criteria, including a minimum of 10 years of service to the University, outstanding performance in a position, demonstrated support of university programs, benefi cial support of university philosophy, exceptional personal contribution to the university, and active participation in university-wide activities. Staff emeritus privileges include gratis parking, use of the library, admission to campus events, and use of facilities and discount coupons upon personal presentation of an emeritus I.D. card.

    Congratulations to the following retired Foundation employees who were granted staff emeritus status!

    Jack Ferrero Bronco Bookstore

    David Matheson Central Facilities

    LaVena Reyes Accounting

    Brett Roth Dining Services

    Congratulations, Emeritus Recipients!

    Student Intern Receives Second ScholarshipCal Poly Pomona student Steven Saunders has received a prestigious scholarship for the second time this year.

    In May 2013, Steven, who works at Cushman & Wakefi eld as a brokerage intern on the team that leases Innovation Village, received the 2013 Society of Industrial and Offi ce Realtors (SIOR) scholarship award for $2,500.

    Steven has now been awarded the Citrus Valley Community Awareness Dale Colby scholarship in the amount of $1,000. This scholarship was given to him by the California Association of REALTORS Scholarship Foundation Trustees.

    In addition to his recent scholarship, Steven is currently working with a prospective tenant who may move into the wet lab at CTTi in Innovation Village.

    Innovation Village and the rest of the Cal Poly Pomona Foundation congratulate Steven on his success!

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    All Paint Projects Now CompleteThe Foundation Real Estate Department recently took on three exterior paint projectsBuilding 66 (Bronco Bookstore), Building 55 (Foundation), and CTTi at Innovation Village. Painting on Building 66 began in late August, followed by CTTi and Building 55. All three projects were completed by late November.

    Building 66 and Building 55 changed their existing color with the addition of an accent color. CTTi was painted to better blend with the color palette used with Southern California Edisons two building and included exterior deck repair and coating.

    All three projects were budgeted in the capital budget for exterior paint.

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    Verizon Store Coming SoonConstruction of a new Verizon Store inside the Bronco Bookstore began in early December. The Verizon store will offer a full line of popular smart phones, mobile hot spots, and other leading mobile devices from vendors such as Apple, Samsung, and LG. Students, faculty, and staff will receive discounted offers on new lines of services and/or contract renewals.

    The Verizon store will open for business later this month, with a grand opening celebration planned for early February 2014.

    Watch for details on our website at wwww.BroncoBookstore.com for opening dates, discounts and offers.

    Bronco Bookstore Updates ...

    Starbucks Buyback PromoBronco Bookstore teamed up with Dining Services for a Starbucks buyback promotion. Students who sold back three or more books at any of the three buyback locations received a coupon for a free grande Starbucks drink of their choice, redeemable at ENV, Poly Trolley, Campus Center, or Starbucks at the library.

    Over a thousand coupons were distributed, which means an impressive number of books were sold back, increasing the availability of used books for winter quarter.

    Thank you Sandy Cain and Aaron Nielson for your participation and assistance!

    75th Anniversary Bronco Gear a Big HitThe 75th Anniversary Bronco Gear has been fl ying off the racks! Nearly 1,200 of the commemorative t-shirts were sold within the fi rst two days, and is currently the most popular item. At $7.95, its a steal!

    We also offer long sleeved t-shirts, v-neck sweaters, polos, mens and womens button ups, and track jackets. Bracelets and necklaces will soon be available as well, so keep an eye out for those.

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    Engineering a Quick Fix

    On Thursday, November 14 at 2 p.m., Foundations Anne McLoughlin, Executive Assistant to Executive Director Paul Storey, received a frantic phone call. It was Matt Pleines, an Environmental Engineering student who was running the Environmental Engineering Fair to take place the next day on campus. The Fairs theme is to achieve sustainability on an individual level, thereby magnifying the positive effects on the environment.