The Long Beach Rotary Scholarship Foundation presented a $206,750 check to California State University, Long Beach officials at center court of the Walter Pyramid on Thursday (Feb. 27) during the 49er’s men’s basketball game against the University of Hawaii. The check represented 134 student scholarships funded by the foundation during the 2013-2014 school year.
Ryan Freedman of Long Beach, a master’s student in the lab of Cal State Long Beach Marine Biology Professor Christopher Lowe, has been studying movements of juvenile sharks and sport fish who use the wetlands when young. Freedman graduates this spring and now has a new opportunity to advance his training by being selected as one of 16 California Sea Grant State Fellows for 2014.
Cal State Long Beach’s annual Pow Wow, an American Indian social celebration, returns to the campus’ Central Quad on Saturday and Sunday, March 8-9. Admission and parking are free. The 44th annual two-day event, which will feature American Indian dancing, arts, crafts and food, begins at 11 a.m. each day and runs until 10 p.m. on Saturday and 6 p.m. on Sunday.