Close your eyes and visualize Cal Poly Pomona.
Do you see the Classroom, Laboratory and Administration building – the “Pointy Building,” as it is affectionately known by some?
Do you see horses trotting around the pasture adjacent to Kellogg Drive or the crowd that’s annually amassed by BroncoFusion?
When you think about it, there’s no single snapshot that could encompass everything about this university, which is why 15 photographs of university life – shot by University Photographer Tom Zasadzinski – are on display at the Bronco Exhibit Gallery on the second floor of the Bronco Student Center outside of Ursa Major.
“A lot of the photos feature action shots and there’s some just of the campus and what it’s known for,” said Maria-Lisa Flemington, an advisor for the Associated Students, Inc. Bronco Events and Activities Team. Although intended to capture the focus of orientation students, new and seasoned students alike can do more than merely look at these images as “pretty pictures.” With just a tinge of effort, anyone can see the pride and beauty of Cal Poly Pomona emanating from the prints dangling modestly against the wall.
Some of the photos feature the volleyball team posing during the annual Hot Dog Caper, students assembling the rose float shared between Cal Poly Pomona and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and runners participating in Matt’s Run – a scholarship and memorial event for Matthew Meyers, a 20-year-old communication student who was fatally struck by a car in 2005.
“ASI wants new students to see the ways they can get involved,” said Flemington. “There are activities and services [ASI] provides and most of them are also university-wide activities that ASI is a part of.”
Some of the pictures appeal to the natural beauty of Cal Poly Pomona that’s not typically found at other universities, such as a trio of sunflowers backlit by the sun or a cluster of ducklings leisurely traversing a koi pond with their fishy neighbors looking on from down below.
To see the exhibit this summer, visit the BSC Monday through Thursday between 6:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. because it will be closed Friday through Sunday.