October 2011

DailyBulletin: I.E. protest groups ponder consolidating Occupy movement efforts
Daily Bulletin, SB Sun, Redlands Daily Facts
Renee Van Vechten, a political science professor at the University of Redlands, said the movement shouldn’t be dismissed by detractors. “As a group, they’re articulating a set of deep-seated concerns, frustrations and fears about where America is and where it’s headed,” Van Vechten said.

A Son of Utah with Grit - Lt. Commander William E. Hall, USNR, Medal of Honor (1913-1996)
Hawaii Reporter
William E. Hall was born in Storrs Utah on October 31, 1913, and was raised there. After finishing high school in Utah and graduating from University of Redlands in California…

Satnan: Woman on the run to honor her heroes
Sedalia Democrate
Sarah Emoto is working on her seventh pair of running shoes after making her way across the desert, over mountains and through the flatlands of Kansas. (Sarah is a Redlands alum, daughter of Mark Emoto.)

Property tax could go to restore Salton Sea    
Dr. Timothy Krantz, director of the Salton Sea Database Program for the University of Redlands, presented the authority board with a conceptual Salton Sea plan that includes a levee to split the sea, a one-mile river around the south end and possibly renewable energy facilities to fund the restoration.

Professor Wins Film Award 
Monty Hempel, Hedco Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Redlands, has won the John Muir Award for Best Environmental Film at the 2011 Yosemite International Film Festival. Hempel’s 2011 documentary, “Spirit of Place,” tells the story of Dr. Marilee Scaff, an extraordinary 95-year-old woman whose love of magnificent forests, flowers, mountains, and streams has taught her valuable lessons about the meaning of life.

Obituary: Robert Pierpoint
Press Democrat, Post-Gazette
After naval service in World War II, he graduated from the University of Redlands in California, then did graduate work in Stockholm and was ... 

Bulldogs not impressing Maynard
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
A day after the University of Redlands hung on for a 42-40 win over Occidental, coach Mike Maynard said it best. "It almost feels like we lost and it shouldn't be that way," he said.

Longtime CBS News White House, war correspondent Robert Pierpoint dies in California at 86
Associated Press
Born May 16, 1925, in Redondo Beach, Calif., Pierpoint joined the Navy in 1943 but didn’t see action. He graduated from the University of Redlands, where his papers and archives are now kept, in 1948.

University of Redlands report: Job growth up for state; Southland lags behind
Redlands Daily Facts
A University of Redlands Institute for Spatial Economic Analysis study finds year-over- year job growth in California this month mirrors July's map with increased job numbers compared to last month.

The Sun: Redlands economists see lagging retail activity
San Bernardino Sun, Whittier Daily News, Daily Bulletin and other sources
Retail sales up and down the state – and particularly within the Inland Empire – lagged well below pre-recession levels last year, according to a recent University of Redlands analysis.

Educators warn that state funding at 'dangerous' levels
Inland News Today
State funding for education is at a historic low, and spending cuts have put area school districts at “dangerous levels” of personnel. That’s the concern of top local educators during a symposium at the University of Redlands.

Music Changing Lives provides some sweet sounds
Redlands Daily Facts and 9 other sources
Franklin Barnes has aspirations to be a R&B singer. A senior at Redlands High School, the 17-year-old is one of many who are part of Music Changing Lives, an afterschool program dedicated to teaching kids the importance of music and art education.

ScienceOnline2011 – interview with Kiyomi Deards
“I am the only one who holds degrees in all four areas: the arts (performing), sciences, social sciences, and humanities. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with minors in Music and History from the University of Redlands, followed by a Master of Science in Library and Information Science at Drexel University.”

Community discusses film's lessons
Redlands Daily Facts
Do hate crimes occur in Redlands? No, not in our town. Or do they? That was the question prompted by the PBS documentary "Not in Our Town," a film about a community's response to a hate crime. (Screened at University, with commentary by Keith Osajima

Redlands Faculty Member Honored with Film Award
Monty Hempel, Hedco Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Redlands, has won the John Muir Award for best environmental film at the 2011 Yosemite International Film Festival.

Election 2011: Two compete for open seat on Civil Service Board
Tacoma Weekly
Anita Latch writes: "I am the best candidate because I earned my undergraduate BA degree at the University of Redlands in 1998 and have taught public school."

U of R adds new trustees 
Redlands Daily Facts
University of Redlands alumnus Dan Rendler is one of this year's new members of the university's Board of Trustees. He is one of four members joining for three-year terms that began July 1.

Local calendar, October 19
Redlands Daily Facts
The documentary "Not in Our Town: Light in the Darkness" will be shown at 6 p.m. in the University of Redlands Orton Center, followed by a discussion moderated by Keith Osajima.

Marvelous in the middle
Inside Bay
Jennifer Trujillo, of Dublin, is no Jan Brady. She doesn't fit the stereotypes of middle children as jealous, neglected wallflowers who become maladjusted, underachieving adults. (Catherine Salmon quoted in this article.)

Giant map making stop in Redlands
Redlands Daily Facts, SB Sun, San Jose Mercury News, AP
A National Geographic map, measuring 26 by 35 feet, of South America is in the care of the University of Redlands School of Education through Oct. 27.

Cody Unser presents study on benefits of diving
Daily Reporter
When Cody Unser dives, she is weightless. And, for a few minutes at least, she is unencumbered by the wheelchair she has used since she was 12.

Redlands Dean settles into new post
Kathy Ogren is approaching her new position as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences “one day at a time.” “We make the path by walking it, and I ask everyone to educate me about their expectations and needs relative to my new responsibilities,” she said. Ogren has been at the University of Redlands since 1985. Redlands, she said, appeared to be a great place to start a full-time teaching position.

Symphony honors Lauer's work
Redlands Daily Facts
Lois Lauer, a longtime Redlands resident and business woman, will be honored with the first-ever Redlands Symphony Service Award on Saturday at the symphony's first concert of the season in the University of Redlands' Memorial Chapel.

Free trade agreements passed in Congress
Redlands Daily Facts, SB Sun, Daily Bulletin, Pasadena Star News, Associated Press
New international free trade agreements are expected to be beneficial to some Inland Empire industries. The House of Representatives and Senate this week approved the pacts with South Korea, Colombia and Panama ending a four-year drought in the forming of new trade partnerships.

What's Behind the Brew at Hangar 24
Redlands Daily Facts
Thursday night my husband Doug and I participated in a Town & Gown benefit tour behind the scenes at the Hangar 24 Craft Brewery.
Gown is to bridge the Inland Empire (the "Town") with the University of Redlands (the "Gown"). The group provides scholarships and supports students …

Report praises U of R
San Bernardino Sun, Redlands Daily Facts, Daily Bulletin
Business school named one of the friendliest to military servicemen and women. For Sgt. Waldo Buitrago, it is no surprise that the University of Redlands School of Business was named a military-friendly school by G.I Jobs.

Redlands joins fight against breast cancer
Redlands Daily Facts,
The University of Redlands women's soccer program will host its third annual "Breast Cancer Awareness Night" tonight in conjunction with the team's SCIAC matchup…

State's leading preservation officer to speak at Redlands Forum
Redlands Daily Facts
California's State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) will be the featured speaker at the Redlands Forum at Esri's auditorium. 

Breakfast held to honor young leaders
Redlands Daily Facts, San Bernardino Sun, Daily Bullletin
Assemblywoman Wilmer Amina Carter, D-Rialto, honored two Redlands volunteers for accomplishments and community service at her annual 30 Under 30 Latino/Native American Recognition Breakfast. Christabel Saldaña is a math major in her senior year at the University of Redlands.

Looking for football love in all the right places
Los Angeles Times
The Times' Chris Erskine feeds his lifelong passion at a Division III game between Cal Lutheran and the University of Redlands. Turns out, with so many twists, the game may be in his all-time top five.

'Explosive' religion, political issues face Middle East, says region expert
Redlands Daily Facts
Three major issues face the Middle East, an expert on the region's religion and politics told a filled Orton Center at the University of Redlands on Wednesday night.

Redlands’ Professor’s Research Lands on Cover of ‘Time’
University of Redlands author and psychologist Catherine Salmon weighed in on "Playing Favorites" in the cover story on the Oct. 3, 2011 issue of Time Magazine.

Politics/religion expert to speak in Redlands
Redlands Daily Facts 
An expert on religion and politics is scheduled to speak at the University of Redlands on Wednesday. Charles Kimball, director of religious studies at the University of Oklahoma and author of five books, including "When Religion Becomes Lethal: the Explosive Mix of Politics and Religion

Quiet the Mind
meditation room

The University’s Meditation Room opened in 2007 and is one of the first “contemplative classroom” spaces in the country.

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