Category Archives: Public Affairs

Guide to Mass Emails to Campus Groups

Mass emails to the campus are carefully moderated to protect the community from an overabundance of communications as well as protect our information technology systems. Some of the guiding concepts behind mass email usage are provided below. This service is separate from the bulk email batching service I&IT provides to those who work with large […]

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We are Closing Commenting

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When we redeveloped our website in 2012, Public Affairs experimented with having comments open on the blog and web pages. As it turns out, unscrupulous companies have been exploiting commenting to improve their own search results. In the blog post “Welcome to Spam-a-lot” we expressed our surprise in the sheer quantity of bogus posts. Even […]

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New Team Members

The Office of Public Affairs is proud to welcome two temporary hires who have proven themselves highly capable in a short amount of time. Justin Velasco, a former reporter from the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, has stepped in to manage media relations and social media. He covers STEM, science, agriculture, business, environmental design and engineering […]

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Welcome to Spam-a-lot

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  When we launched a department blog in Public Affairs, we hoped to expand the conversation about communication-related issues on campus. We knew that would take some time but were optimistic an online dialogue could take place. It turns out that in just a few months, we have had 81 comments submitted to our site. […]

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Behind the Scenes with our Ninja Warrior

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Have you ever sat down to pick the brain of a real life ninja? Weird question, I know, but I got that opportunity when I was assigned my first story for PolyCentric during my internship at Public Affairs this summer.

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Submit marquee requests online

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We’re constantly trying to modernize this office. It can be a challenge given the difficult budget climate, but we know how important it is to stay current. Today we’re celebrating a small win — we’ve updated our Electronic Marquee Request Form to make it easier to access and use online.  For years, we asked our […]

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Expanding access to campus photographs

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Have you ever seen a Cal Poly Pomona photo and wanted to hang it on your wall? Or were you featured in a snapshot you’d like to keep as a memento? Well, now we’ve made it easier. During commencement weekend, Public Affairs launched its Photo Services web site, which is hosted by Zenfolio. It’s a […]

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