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People: La Shelle Manning Brings New People—and Energy—to SLAC
Blood Drive Today
Around SLAC: Star Sculpture

SLAC Today

Wednesday - October 14, 2009

People: La Shelle Manning Brings New People—and Energy—to SLAC

Lashelle Manning
La Shelle Manning.
(Photo by Lauren Knoche.)

La Shelle Manning has turned being a people-person into a career. The new recruiter for SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has had instant success in her role, receiving acceptance on all offers extended in her three months at SLAC.

The cheerful California native has fourteen years of experience on her side. After graduating from California State University, Hayward, Manning started work as a shipping and receiving manager before taking a position as a technical support representative. She quickly realized that the technical support position was not for her. A college advisor suggested she apply to be a recruiter at a small boutique agency. She took a chance and has been hooked ever since.

"It may sound cheesy, but as a recruiter, you become part of someone's life," Manning said. She has built many relationships through her career and still talks to people she recruited to companies five to ten years ago.

"As a recruiter, you have the opportunity to assist and counsel people on making important life decisions about their career and community where they would work," Manning said. "You are the face of the company, the first person an applicant often sees or talks to. So it's important that you are well-versed about the company, positions and excited about what you do." 

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Blood Drive Today

The SLAC Blood Drive takes place in the Panofsky Auditorium breezeway from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Blood donors get the satisfaction of knowing they've helped to provide hope and life to a patient in a local hospital. Each donor will also receive a coupon for a free half-pound of coffee with half-pound purchase from Peet's Coffee and Tea.

Appointments will be given priority, but walk-ins are welcome. To make an appointment:

— Go to the Stanford Blood Center Web page.
— Click "Find a Blood Drive."
— Search by sponsor code: 0136.

For more information, contact Lauren Barbieri (x2354).

Around SLAC:
Star HB 113

(Photo - star sculpture on Kavli Building patio)
(Photo by Lauren Knoche.)

Front and center at the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology stands a 4.5-foot tall, 400-pound star sculpture. "Star HB 113" was installed on December 14, 2007, by Bay Area artist Michael DeLeon.

The twelve-sided star was cast organically from clay and steel by DeLeon as part of his Genesis Series of 2007. This series explored the first moments of the universe and the origins of life through mixed media including metals, ceramics and wood. According to his Web site, DeLeon is currently working on a new series entitled "METEORS."

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