California State University, Stanislaus, soon will be looking for a new vice president.
Russ Giambelluca, vice president for business and finance, recently announced he will retire at the end of 2014. President Joe Sheley said a search for a new vice president will begin soon, the university said in a news release on its website.
Giambelluca has been at Stanislaus State since 2009. According to the news release, “He worked to ensure the university’s finances were well managed, that it carried no serious structural deficit and that the CSU Stanislaus Foundation investments were stabilized so that scholarships could still be awarded to students.”
Sheley praised Giambelluca’s accomplishments. “What I have most enjoyed while working with him is that his interests extend well beyond those of the traditional campus business officer,” Sheley said. “He enjoys discussions with faculty members about research. He likes to talk shop with staff members. He relates well to and enjoys the respect of the community.”
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Students from sixth to eighth grades are invited to take a look at “The Secret Life of Cells” at Stanislaus State on Saturday.
The free event, presented by Mark Grober, the Pre Health Society and the Biology Student Association, is set from 9 a.m. to noon in room N229 of the Naraghi Hall of Science. Organizers said students will have the opportunity to examine plant and animal cell structures, extract DNA, make a cell model and view microbes from pond water.
Seating is limited; reservations are required. Call (209) 667-3311.
The Latino Community Roundtable of Stanislaus County and Central Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host a free community event commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month.
The event, which will include appetizers, beverages and entertainment – the dancers of Grupo Folklorico Los Luceros de Osborn from Osborn Elementary School and a DJ – is set from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at World Tile Design Showroom, 728 S. Center St.
For more information or to RSVP, call (209) 303-2664 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Slam poet Taylor Mali will perform Wednesday and Sept. 25 at Stanislaus State.
The New York native is a four-time National Poetry Slam champion and has appeared on the HBO series “Def Poetry Jam.” He has performed and lectured globally, written three books and released four spoken-word CDs. He competed in the Ill List 9 in 2012 at Modesto’s State Theatre.
Mali will perform at 8 p.m. at the Mainstage Theatre. Tickets are $20 for general admission or $15 for students, seniors, teachers and CSU faculty/staff. For more information, call (209) 667-3959 or visit www.csustan.edu/soa/theatretickets.html.