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JULY 2011 s ISSUE NO. 191

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FOUNDATION HONORS AREA CITRUS HISTORY WITH C.A.R.E.S. DONATION TO RANCH HILLS ELEMENTARY

Foundation C.A.R.E.S. is proud to support Ranch Hills Elementary School with a donation to their new garden. Annette Deming of the Ranch Hills Elementary School’s Garden Club contacted Cal Poly Pomona Foundation with a request for a donation of an orange tree to their new garden, commemorating Pomona’s rich citrus history. Parents volunteered their time and turned an underused piece of the playground into a fabulous garden area, providing educational opportunities for their students to learn about plant biology, nutrition and cooperation. Laura Orozco and Anne McLoughlin represented the Foundation at the garden dedication ceremony held Friday June 3, 2011 at 8:30 am, placed a banner next to our donated tree, and spoke to the assembled about the Foundation’s support of community educational initiatives.

Cares

C.A.R.E.S. (Community Assistance Reinforcing Educational Success) was created in 1999 as a way for the employees of the Cal Poly Pomona Foundation to give back to the Pomona Valley and surrounding communities. C.A.R.E.S. has adopted families, providing food and gifts for the holidays, collected school supplies, participated in food and clothing drives, and supplied shoe certificates. Anyone wishing to donate to C.A.R.E.S through payroll deduction can visit the Employment Services website: http://www.foundation.csupomona.edu/es/forms.aspx to download the Payroll Deduction Authorization for CARES Program form authorizing payroll decuduction.. Our true rewards come from the smiles on the faces of the families and students we have been able to help. Donating and volunteerism is the glue that holds a community together and we are happy to have been able to make a difference over the past twelve years.

Thank You note from Ranch Hills Elementary School

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Employee Profile: Marcia McGovern Editor’s note: Instead of the usual questions and answers, Marcia wanted to tell us her her story about the many changes she has seen over the three decades she has worked for Cal Poly Pomona Foundation; first at El Patio Bookstore, which was renamed Bronco Bookstore when the “new” building was completed in the 1980s. Name: Marcia McGovern Title: Retail Supply Buyer at Bronco Bookstore My memories of three decades of change here at Cal Poly Pomona: I set my feet on this campus 30 years ago for Spring Rush at a little place called the El Patio Bookstore, which was then located in Building 97, where the Career Center is today. I know there are some of you that put your foot in that place as well. That was at a time when typewriters and electric typewriters were used and hand-held calucators were just starting to replace the slide rules. We had no computers or cell phones. In the summer of 1986, the Bookstore moved to our new location in Building 66 and oh how we grew! We even had our little convenience store called the Pony express which was part of our big store. The Pony Express opened a half hour earlier and stayed open one hour later than the main store to help out students with Scantrons, Blue Books, pencils, hot coffee (can you believe a good cup of hot coffee was under a dollar?) , hot cocoa and sodas.

Marcia McGovern

We had fashion shows with the latest in emblematic apparel, a flower shop and we even had a cart selling hot cookies and a coffee bistro stand. Those were the days! I was the cashier in the supply department working with the different types of pens and pencils and paper needs for the students. Then I moved on up to Retail Supply Buyer, ordering all that paper and paint, and pens and pencils. That was really great to be helping the student with their needs for test material or items for their projects. I also enjoyed working with the various departments on campus in filling their needs. Over the years, I watched romances between student assistants bloom. Many resulted in marriages. One of the couples I have kept in contact with ... they now have four children! Length of commute: It takes me anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes to make the 10 mile drive here to campus. I retired in June, but have remained on part-time at Bronco Bookstore ... hopefully that will keep me busy !

El Patio Bookstore Typewriter Dept.

No one would ever guess: I have taken a real hot air balloon ride and rode to Laughlin with my husband on our Goldwing motorcycle. Favorite childhood memory: Once my family took a vacation to Mt. Rushmore to see the Presidents heads carved into the hillside.

El Patio Bookstore cashiers

My biggest achievement: Well - I can’t choose just one. Working here for 30 years ... being married (to the same man!) for 45 years ... and raising our son who is now in law enforcement, (and we have some terrific granchildren as well!) On weekends, I love to ... I live to put jigsaw puzzles together. My goal is to put together a 3000-piece puzzle and not lose one piece. Thank you all for making so many memories for me to take into my retirement.

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KELLOGG WEST RESTAURANT DEBUTS SUMMER SEASONAL MENU

When he created our summer seasonal menu for the Kellogg West Restaurant, Chef Jose made sure he kept some of the old favorites such as his famous Smoked Gouda Potatoes GratinĂŠe, Grilled Pacific Salmon, and Tri-Tip drizzled with merlot demiglace. The seasonal summer menu features upscale barbecue items and authentic regional dishes with a focus on integrating local produce such as sweet corn, summer squash, and smoked chiles. Additionally, the summer menu incorporates a vegetarian entrĂŠe as a standard menu item. This seasonal menu will be available through August 31, 2011; Watch for exciting new seasonal menus each quarter that will feature fresh, local California-grown produce. Our lunch menus are served buffet style with a variety of freshly made salads, soups, and dinner rolls. A self-serve deli station is also available for our guests to make their own sandwiches. Dessert and beverage are included with the price of your $10.95 meal. These menus were developed with the needs of our hotel and conference guests in mind, but we know many in the campus community would also enjoy these selections. We welcome the campus community to dine with us! Be sure to call 909-869-2250 for reservations.

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Summer Dining Hours

June 20 - September 1, 2011 *

Residential Suites - Building 52

Building 35 - Bronco Student Center Subway

Monday - Thursday

7:30am - 5:00pm

Vista Market

Monday - Thursday

10:00am - 5:00pm

Poly Fresh Market

Monday - Thursday

7:30am - 5:00pm

Denny’s

Monday - Thursday

11:00am - 5:00pm

Freshens Smoothies

Monday - Thursday

7:30am - 2:30pm

Peet’s Coffee

Monday - Thursday

7:30am - 2:30pm

Kikka Sushi

Monday - Thursday

9:30am - 3:30pm

Los Olivos Dining - Building 70 Please call Los Olivos at 909.869.3200 for this week’s hours of operation

CLA - Building 98 Monday - Thursday

7:30am - 3:00pm

Library - Building 15 Starbucks

Monday - Thursday

LEARN MORE AT

www.

Pony Express

CPPDining.com

7:00am - 3:00pm

New name for Sharon Fradella ... now Sharon Stuewe On June 4, 2011, Sharon Fradella, Associate Director of Employment Services, married Chuck Stuewe in a small wedding on a yacht in Newport Beach. Sharon and Chuck have been dating for eleven years. Sharon’s 19-year-old son, Garrison Fradella, gave her away and when the captain asked “Who gives this woman to be married to this man?”, the 35 guests in attendance surprised the bride and groom by saying “WE ALL DO!” The couple has just returned from a honeymoon cruise to the South Caribbean. While Sharon may have changed her last name, her email address will remain the same. You may continue to contact Sharon at her current email address with any Payroll-related inquiries.

KELLOGG WEST SHUTTLE RECEIVES MAKEOVER Shortly after acquiring a new airport shuttle van for Kellogg West, Cameron Edmonds, Director of Kellogg West, decided that rather than the traditional logo and name on the side of the van, the would use the van to “market” Kellogg West services. After looking into the various options the decision was made to use the new wrap technique that’s becoming increasingly used on vehicles ranging from small cars to trucks to buses and even semitractor trailers.

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Monster Media, a Riverside, California company, was given the task of coming up with a concept depicting the close proximity Kellogg West has with the city, yet has tranquil woodland setting of our university campus. After many weeks and many revisions, the finished design, focusing on conferences and weddings, was finally installed on the vehicle.

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University Village The summer is now here and summertime at the University Village means beautiful change, growth, and transformation. June was a great month for the Village! Move out at the Village has the possibility to be crazy and chaotic, but with the hard work of all of the staff and CAs, it was successful and smooth. Even when over 900 residents move out in the span of a week and it is successful, you know that the team is doing a great job. With many of our residents going home or adventuring over the summer, the Village will still be far from empty. The Village will be busy with our summer residents and many different conference groups coming to use our facilities to make their conferences effective and worthwhile. Beautiful transformation in the Village includes the renovations being made to the Phase I apartments. Phase I apartments are getting a facelift to be even more welcoming and warm to the Village residents. We are excited to see the growth that the Village community will experience through all of the Phase I renovations. The summertime does not just mean resident changes and apartment makeovers, but it also means staffing changes. We are happy to introduce our new administration support in the business office, the delightful Monica Ascencio. She is a great asset to the Village team. We would also like to welcome our summer CA staff! And though the summer CA staff is small (only 10 CAs,) they are mighty ... helping a great deal during check-out and room inspections. The summer CA staff includes Fatima Adam, David Belicki, Danny Bullocks, Deanna Carter, Florenzo Fejeran, Kelsey Frasher, Nolan Johnson, Nisha Khilnani, Julien Medina, and Jaime Segura. Welcome team! Along with our new summer CA staff comes the departure of our academic year CA staff. We are wishing all of our CA graduates the best on their new journeys in life. Our staff who graduated includes Christa Collins, Heather Godinho, Brad Penna, Atanasia Barabas, Raquel Pina, Ricky Luevano, Nolan Johnson, Rebecca Ratto, and Daniel Bradbury. Best of luck team! Thank you for reading to stay informed on the University Village. Come say hello and delve into our community. Have a great summer!

WHAT YOU SPEND ON CAMPUS ‌ STAYS ON CAMPUS. Surplus funds generated by all Cal Poly Pomona Foundation operations go back to the University to provide financial and facility resources to benefit students, faculty and staff. hhhhhhhh hhhhhhhh hhhhhhhh hhhhhhhh

For more information, visit our website at www.Foundation.CSUPomona.edu

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FOUNDATION PROUD TO SUPPORT BRONCO ATHLETICS From: Brian R. Swanson Sent: Friday, June 03, 2011 9:10 AM To: Anne McLoughlin Cc: David F. Prenovost; G. Paul Storey Subject: RE: Designated Gifts for 2011-12 Foundation Budget

HiAnne,David&Paul,  OnbehalfofourstudentͲathletes,thankyouandtheCalPolyPomonaFoundation,Inc.,foryour outstandingcontinuedsupport.OurstudentͲathleteshavehadanexcellentyearintheclassroom,in competitionandincommunityservice.  Inthe2010fallquarter,ourcumulativegradepointaveragewas3.04,with103/185(56%)witha3.0or betterand45/185(22%)witha3.50orbetter.Inthe2011winterquarter,ourcumulativegradepoint averagewas2.96,with102/181(56%)witha3.0orbetterand35/181(19%)witha3.50orbetter–of which9hadaperfect4.0.  Bothwomen’scrosscountry(firsttimein25years)andwomen’sbasketball(firsttimesince2002) competedforthenationalchampionship,whilebaseballhadtheirbestyearsince1983.WehadfiveAllͲ Americans(men’ssoccer,women’sbasketball,baseballandtwoinmen’strack&field),thehighest singleseasontotalsincethe2004Ͳ2005year.  OurstudentͲathleteswereawardedthe2011CalPolyPomonaCivicEngagementAwardforCommunity Service(alsoin2008)forthenumerousprojects/eventsthattheysupportedduringtheyear.  TheabilitytoattractandretainstudentͲathleteswhorepresenttheUniversityinafirstͲclassmanneris directlyattributabletothesupportwereceive.Wearesothankfulforthepartnershipandsupportof theCalPolyPomonaFoundation,Inc.Wegreatlyappreciateit!Thankyouagain.  Cordially,  Brian  Brian Swanson Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Cal Poly Pomona (P) 909/869-2810 (F) 909/869-2814 bswanson@csupomona.edu www.broncoathletics.com



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FRUGAL CORNER

5 SOCIAL MEDIA SECRETS FOR SAVING MONEY Living large with less isn't as difficult as you may think. Just ask the social media experts who shared their high-tech tips for frugal living at this year's South by Southwest Interactive Conference in Austin. Using Twitter, Facebook and dozens of sites online, they've found ways to score big deals on hotel rooms, airfare, clothing, food and all kinds of other items. "We're talking about having a more luxurious life without spending a lot of money," said Nichelle Stephens, who maintains the personal finance blog Keeping Nickels. She and her fellow "frugal warriors" shared their social media tips for saving money. Here are five:

SEARCH FOR DEALS Of the millions of tweets generated by Twitter each day, Hayes Davis, co-founder of www.CheapTweet.com, said that thousands are about deals on products. His site, which launched in 2008, searches all of Twitter for the best deals and then pulls them on to one site. The deals range from $25-off coupons at a local restaurant to 30-percent-off sales at The GAP, to free photo books from Kodak and more, but he said unless you already know about them an individual can't find them online. "Just like any search engine, CheapTweet makes it much, much easier to find all this stuff in one place," he said. And you don't need to be an active tweeter to use it. Anyone can just visit the site to see the stream of deal-related tweets. Faye Penn, editor of Brokelyn.com, a budget-living guide to Brooklyn, N.Y., recommended searching online for a coupon code before making any purchase. She said that though the Internet is full of "deal noise" and false promotions, sites such as RetailMeNot aggregate coupon codes from across the Web to help you find the deal you want.

GALVANIZE A GROUP Penn also suggested using Twitter to leverage group power. "Twitter offers the average person a real opportunity to form a group based around their interests and you could parlay that into deals at local businesses," she said. "Twitter is a really easy way to establish collective buying power." Say you're a sushi lover who wants to save money on your tuna sashimi. Penn recommended starting a sushi club for your local area and tweeting about the cuisine. Once you've amassed a solid number of followers, she said you could reach out to local businesses suggesting they make promotional offers. It doesn't matter whether you're interested in coffee, decorating or other tips, she said; local businesses will want to be a part of whatever conversation you've created on Twitter. www.Groupon.com also uses the logic of bulk buying to help people score great deals. Each day the site offers a special promotion, but it only materializes if a minimum number of people sign up. By rallying their friends to join the group, individuals increase their odds of getting the deal.

START SWAPPING One man's trash is another man's trash. So Stephens said to just start swapping.

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Web sites like www.BookMooch.com and www.Freecycle.com help connect people interested in unloading or finding items. BookMooch creates a community of bookworms who can share online the books they have and are interested in reading. The Freecycle Network comprises thousands of groups of people interested in giving and getting in their local areas.

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FRUGAL CORNER

Another option is to use Twitter or Facebook (or both) to organize a clothing swap, Stephens said. Local bars are often interested in hosting such events, she said, but homes and offices can work as well. Emily Farris, a lifestyle editor for the Kansas City news site KCFreePress.com, suggested creating a Facebook page for the event. Not only does it help keep track of who's coming, but it lets interested swappers know who in their size is coming.

PLAY 'THE PRICE IS RIGHT' With plenty of Web sites that tell you when a product has hit a desired price, Penn suggested signing up for fare alerts and purchasing when the price is right. www.Kayak.com features airfare alerts and www.ShopStyle.com offers price alerts for a range of brand-name clothing and accessories. Twice a day, www. Gilt Groupe.com offers members (membership is free) the option to buy select luxury items for as much as 70 percent off.

JUST ASK! And sometimes the best option is the most direct one. "The most undervalued section of Craigslist is the wanted section," said Farris. She said she's had great luck finding items that she needs by posting ads on the site. After her dog ate through her laptop's power cord, for instance, she said was able to find a discounted one on Craigslist, saving her the expense and inconvenience of a trip to the Apple Store. "You can't get what you want unless you ask for it," she said. Source: ABS News http://abcn.ws/kucf4q

A NOTE OF APPRECIATION Foundation received a note of appreciation from University Police and Parking Services for our support of the fundraiser golf tournament benefiting I-Poly High School

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