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Live pro wrestling takes the stage at Turlock HS March 4

Live pro wrestling takes the stage at Turlock HS March 4

TURLOCK - Live professional wrestling is coming to Turlock High School, 1600 East Canal Drive, on Friday, March 4. The show will feature WWE Superstar "The Vampire Warrior" Gangrel and GZW Superstar Dana Lee.

General Admission tickets are $10, Ringside seating is $15. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Relay for Life. To purchase

Doors open at 6 p.m and the show starts at 7 p.m.tickets or for more information, call (209) 667-0797 or visit www.groundzerowrestling.com.

CSU Stanislaus appoints head of doctoral program

TURLOCK - Retired community college president, Dr. Kenneth B. White has been appointed as the interim director of the EdD program in educational leadership at California State University, Stanislaus.

White, who retired from the Yosemite Community College District in 2010, has over 40 years of community college leadership experience, including service as president of Columbia College and most recently, as interim president at Modesto Junior College.

A search is currently underway for a permanent director, who will be in place by August 2011.

The EdD program accepted its first group of students in 2008. The cohort-based program, designed to be completed in three years, will see its first graduates receive their EdD degrees at the university’s May 27 commencement exercises.

Prior to his appointment as interim director, White taught in the EdD program as an adjunct faculty member.

CSU Stanislaus student heads to DC for future leaders conference

TURLOCK - CSU Stanislaus student Juan Vasquez reached a crossroads early in his life and took a turn that will now lead him and 23 other college students to Washington, D.C. this month for the USDA’s 2011 Agricultural Outlook Forum.

Currently a junior in the Ag Studies program at CSU Stanislaus, Vasquez came to the U.S. with his family at the age of 2 and worked alongside his parents and other family members in the fields of Stanislaus and Merced counties. Dropping out of high school at 16 and faced with the prospect of minimum wage jobs and limited opportunities, Juan soon realized that his future would depend on decisions he made at that time.

CSU Stanislaus faculty members win Fulbright awards

CSU Stanislaus faculty members win Fulbright awards

TURLOCK – Two California State University, Stanislaus faculty members are among the first scholars to take part in a newly created Fulbright award program.

Dr. Phyllis Gerstenfeld of the Criminal Justice Department and Dr. John Sumser of the Communication Studies Department are among the 1,200 U.S. experts traveling abroad this year on a flagship Fulbright Scholar academic exchange program.

Fulbright offers several different kinds of grants, and is widely recognized as one of the most distinguished award programs in the world.

Dr. Gerstenfeld will spend five months studying in Croatia. She will also teach classes on research methods and criminal justice in film at the University of Zagreb. The Fulbright Scholars program makes it easy for faculty to bring their families along on their travels, so Dr. Gerstenfeld will be accompanied by her 11-year-old daughter.