News

January 2012

University to offer new engineering program
The Press-Enterprise
The University of Redlands is offering an engineering program beginning this spring in partnership with Columbia University in New York. The program will provide students the opportunity to earn both a bachelor of science degree from Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science…

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TriValley Central
Hopis set aside tribal squabble with Navajos to preserve sacred news of their ancient world
... said Wes Bernardini, an archaeologist and professor at the University of Redlands who has been studying Tutuveni for years.

Seminar to focus on charitable giving
Redlands Daily Facts
Redlands attorney Kathleen Albrektson and retired University of Redlands vice president Ron Stephany will speak at the Family Service Association of Redlands' Income for Life seminar.

Eight centuries etched into stone
Orange County Register
In the far reaches of northern Arizona, where city sprawl gives way to majestic canyons and a holy place is defined not by steeple and cross but rather by earth and sky, lies a monument to a people’s past and a symbol of the promise of peace between two long-warring Indian…(Wes Bernardini featured) 136 sources total 

Group discusses law on gay history
Redlands Daily Facts
More than 50 people attended the workshop Saturday. University of Redlands participated. 

Fitch was achiever in war and peace (Alum in the news)
Press-Enterprise
The writer Henry David Thoreau charged that “the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” If so, Bob Fitch was a notable exception. Fitch seemed to excel in every aspect of life while enjoying every minute of it. 

Citrograph marks 125 years of business
Redlands Daily Facts, San Bernardino Sun, AP
“…said (Ryan) Bailey, who also serves as president of University of Redlands Town & Gown, as well as on several boards and committees .” 

Hinkle, Stockton people of the year
LANG sources
Gene Hinkle and Shelli Stockton were announced as the awardees of the year by the Redlands Chamber of Commerce at a dinner ceremony Thursday night at the University of Redlands.

Hinkle, Stockton people of the year   
San Bernardino County Sun (AP)
And the winners are.... Gene Hinkle and Shelli Stockton were announced as the awardees of the year by the Redlands Chamber of Commerce at a dinner ceremony Thursday night at the University of Redlands.

Engineering program at University of Redlands to begin in spring 2012
Bradenton Herald, Claremont Now
The engineering program is a partnership with Columbia University that provides students the opportunity to earn both a B.S. from Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science and a B.A. or B.S. from Redlands. The program combines the strengths of a liberal arts education in a small college setting with professional education at a highly regarded school of engineering. 

Club learns about Mustard Seed Tutorial Center   
Redlands Daily Facts
Eric Goddard, executive director of the Mustard Seed Tutorial Center, presented the program when the Breakfast Club of Redlands met Jan. 19 at the Redlands Country Club. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Redlands and is director of worship music at the First Baptist Church...

Redlands Symphony concert is a winner
San Bernardino Sun, Redlands Daily Facts
A set of soprano songs and a meaty Brahms symphony aren't the usual match made in heaven for an orchestra concert, but the combination worked Saturday night for the Redlands Symphony Orchestra in the University of Redlands Memorial Chapel. 

CyArk launches two new project websites
Point of Beginning (pobonline.com)
CyArk and partners announced the launch of two new projects: the Hopi Petroglyph Sites Digital Preservation Project Website and the Mount Rushmore Project website. 

Group to discuss passage of Fair History Act
Redlands Daily Facts
University of Redlands listed as a participant. 

YUCAIPA: Charter school foundation plans fundraiser
Press-Enterprise
...include keynote speakers James Ramos from the State Board of Education , University of Redlands Associate Dean Keith Roberts… 

Redlands partners to offer dual degree in engineering
NAC&U
The University of Redlands is partnering with Columbia University to offer a 5-year combined degree program leading to a B.S. from Columbia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science and a B.A. or B.S. from Redlands. The program combines the strength of a liberal arts education in a small college setting with professional education at a highly regarded school of engineering.

Book reviewer, author to speak at U of R
Redlands Daily Facts, San Bernardino Sun
University of Redlands Visiting Writers Series presents David Ulin on Jan. 26, 2012. 

Congressmen say jobs key priority for 2012
Redlands Daily Facts
With Congress back in session, lawmakers from the Inland Empire say a priority is to bring jobs and funds back to the area, but acknowledged the difficulties of increasing partisanship in an election year. Renee Van Vechten, political science professor from the University of Redlands, said lawmakers are still finding ways to bring home... 

Unemployment high, but Hanford better off
Hanford Sentinel
But according to a recently released University of Redlands study, Hanford is recovering faster than…
Related story: Kings unemployment ticks upward for December 

Fitch affirms Univ of Redlands, CA's revs at 'BBB'; Outlook stable
Wire services
Fitch Ratings affirms the 'BBB' rating on $75.5 million California Educational Facilities Authority revenue bonds issued on behalf of University of Redlands (UR).

Redlands native has hand in familiar videos
Redlands Daily Facts
You've seen the "Little Darth Vader" Volkswagen that aired during last year's Super Bowl. But did you know that a Redlands native had a part in making it? Andy Rehfeldt is a University of Redlands alumnus.

At Work: Fashioning a career in business
Daily Breeze
As a child growing up in Arizona and Southern California, Melissa Sugino Choi dreamed of becoming a fashion designer. She turned her dream into reality—and then gave it up. Choi enrolled at the University of Redlands and worked toward a business degree. She also took a job...

Children's literature festival draws award-winning authors
Redlands Daily Facts
Tickets are now available for the 16th annual Charlotte S. Huck Children’s Literature Festival planned for March 2 and 3 at the University of Redlands. 

Soprano will solo with symphony
Redlands Daily Facts
Soprano Emily Collins, winner of the University of Redlands School of Music Concerto Competition, will solo with the Redlands Symphony 8p.m. Saturday in the University's Memorial Chapel. 

UU program features presentation on global warming
Pagosasun.com
On Sunday, Jan. 22, the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship program will be “The Audubon Presentation on Global Warming,” presented by Dorothy (Dottie) George. She received her master's degree in education from the University of Redlands and taught for 34 years in Capistrano Unified School District... 

Community center unveils renovation
Redlands Daily Facts
Children played basketball, shot pool and wended curiously around the dignitaries at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Redlands Community Center after school hours Thursday. Matthews explained how the center pairs with the University of Redlands students.  

University of Redlands marks re-opening of Santa Ana location
Wire services
The University of Redlands celebrated the official grand re-opening Wednesday of its Santa Ana location, which recently completed a massive renovation and refurbishing of classrooms and equipment.

SAN MANUEL: White House to honor fire chief
Press-Enterprise
Michael J. Smith will be one of the 17 local leaders who will be honored today at the White House as Champions of Change who help prepare their communities for disaster and build a more resilient nation. Smith is a graduate of the National Fire Academy as well as the University of Redlands. 

Redlands filmmaker to screen winning documentary
Redlands Daily Facts#
A new multi award-winning documentary will be screened at the Fox Theater in Redlands, the filmmaker's hometown, Jan. 29. University of Redlands alumnus Chris Pepino edited and completed ... 

New CUHS principal to be selected
SanLuisObispo.com
Frost graduated with a master’s degree in music education in June 2011 from the University of Redlands, where he received his preliminary teaching credential in January 2010.

Students help build houses for needy
The Press-Enterprise (AP) | 01/17/12 18:05
Students at the University of Redlands observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day by building the components for a small house that on Tuesday was bound for Mexico, where it will be completed in a village south of Ensenada.

King and Occupy causes compared at service
Redlands Daily Facts
The Rev. John Walsh, University of Redlands chaplain, stressed Sunday night how timely Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s words still are, specifically in regard to the Occupy cause, when Walsh spoke at a service for King in the Memorial Chapel. 

50 attend Dr. Martin Luther King service
Redlands Daily Facts
The words and impact of Dr. Martin Luther King were the focus of Monday's Martin Luther King Service of Remembrance at the University of Redlands.

Moore science teacher gets fellowship
Redlands Daily Facts
Moore Middle School science teacher Ashley Stark represents the new generation of educators. She's innovative with her teaching methods and seeks out new technology to improve the lives of her students. Stark studied at Cal State San Bernardino and received her teaching credential from the University of Redlands.

Aguilar confirms Congress run
Redlands Daily Facts
Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar will announce later this morning that he is running for Congress. The seat will be in a newly drawn territory, the 31st Congressional District, covering parts of San Bernardino County, including Redlands, Loma Linda, Colton, San Bernardino and Rialto. He has degrees in government and business administration from the University of Redlands.

Special-ed program to start
Redlands Daily Facts
The University of Redlands has announced a new special-education teacher credential whose courses start this month at the Redlands campus. The new credential features a program that concentrates on mild to moderate disabilities.

Redlands coach gets top honor   
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, other LANG sources
University of Redlands men's soccer coach Ralph Perez received a big honor last week when he was named winner of the 2012 Walt Chyzowych Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award.

BEAUMONT: School band director uses music to work and play   
The Press-Enterprise
After receiving his music education degree from the University of Redlands in 2006, Sean Longstreet began teaching instrumental music for the...

Redlands professor’s research is basis for Hopi Petroglyph Preservation Project   
Dr. Wesley Bernardini, an associate professor of Anthropology and Sociology at University of Redlands has been working with the Hopi people in Arizona to map and preserve their ancestral villages for the past ten years. All that research came to fruition with the launch of the Hopi Petroglyph Sites Digital Preservation Project website, a 3D digital archive of the Hopi sites and petroglyph in Tutuveni and Dawa Park in Arizona.

Ethics and finance subject of Occupy talk
Press-Enterprise
Jeffery Smith, an associate professor of business ethics at the University of Redlands, will speak about ethics and the future of finance at 7 p.m. Wednesday at an Occupy Redlands meeting.

Local filmmaker will screen his documentary
Press-Enterprise
Chris Pepino, of Redlands, will have 2 local screenings of his documentary on musician Joel Thome...Pepino, who came from Connecticut 14 years ago to study at the University of Redlands… 

FleetNet names new Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration
Truckinginfo.com
On Friday, FleetNet America announced its hire of John Wood to the position of executive vice president of finance and administration. Wood is a CPA with a bachelor's in business administration from Mars Hill College and a master's in business administration from the University of Redlands.

Weisser is back on state board 
Redlands Daily Facts
Weisser remains busy in the Redlands community. He has been on the executive committee of the board of the Redlands
Community Hospital for more than 25 years and was elected chairman for five of those years. Additionally, he is a trustee on the University of Redlands. 

REDLANDS: Biodiversity expert to speak at forum
The Press-Enterpris, AP
Peter Raven, president emeritus of the Missouri Botanical Garden and a leading botanist and conservationist, will discuss the worldwide loss of biodiversity and what can be done about it at the Redlands Forum on Thursday. 

Achievement of a lifetime Perez wins prestigious Walt Chyzowych award
Redlands Daily Facts
The Walt Chyzowych Memorial Fund, in conjunction with the NCAA Foundation - the philanthropic arm of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America - recently announced that University of Redlands Head Men's Soccer Coach Ralph Perez is the recipient of the 2012 Walt Chyzowych Memorial Fund award…

REGION: Universities going international for diversity and money
Press-Enterprise, AP
At the University of Redlands, Dean of Admissions Paul Driscoll said more aggressive recruiting by public universities, both internationally and out of state, is creating a more competitive market. Private universities are having to follow suit, he said.

Oh, what a year it was for Loma Linda and Redlands
Loma Linda Patch
Diane Nash, one of the original Freedom Riders spoke to students and members of the community at the University of Redlands. Freedom riders were a group of civil rights activists who monitored how closely a court ruling desegregating bus travel was being followed in the south in the 1960s. 

EDUCATION: Raising Latino achievement called essential
Press-Enterprise, AP
“Black and Latino children are three times as likely to be poor” as white children, said Jennifer Tilton, an anthropologist who teaches race and ethnic studies at the University of Redlands. Redlands education professor Jose Lalas is also a trustee in Corona-Norco Unified School District. He has repeatedly questioned what can be done to close gaps in achievement between white and Asian students and their black and Latino peers, as well as gaps between middle-class students and those from low-income families. 

U of R study finds acceleration in job growth
Redlands Daily Facts
The California employment year in review created by Bing Bai, a faculty fellow at the University of Redlands, School of Business' Institute for Spatial Economic Analysis, says there is some good news in terms of private sector employment in California. 

LOOKING BACK AT 2011: Community loses activists, leaders
Redlands Daily Facts, other Los Angeles Newspaper Group sources
On the first day of 2011, Edna Louise Steinman died at age 80, after spending her life as a volunteer, journalist, communicator, Woman of the Year and founder of the Math-Science Conference for eighth-grade girls, held by the American Association of University Women. She was director of public affairs at Cal State San Bernardino and did publicity for the University of Redlands' Centennial Gala in 2006.

Central City Lutheran Mission lands new pastor
Whittier Daily News, Los Angeles Newspaper Group
Nagler is a Southern California native with a bachelor's degree in psychology from Humboldt State University and a master's degree in counseling from the University of Redlands. 

Raul Rodriguez designs 500th float for Rose Parade: “Wonderful Indonesia”
Wire services
A classically trained artist in drawing and painting, Raul was raised in East Los Angeles, studied at the Art Center School of Design, and graduated from Cerritos College, and California State University Long Beach. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts from the University of Redlands. 

Debut author offers solution to women's struggle with self-image
Christian News Wire
Dana Frelix just released 30-day devotional offering poignant devotionals, challenging exercises, and prayers designed to help women learn they were created for a purpose, and possess gifts and talents within.She has a B.A. degree in English from UCLA, and she earned her MBA at the University of Redlands. 

Erin Brinker named THINK Together's Executive Director, Inland Empire
Wire services
THINK Together, California's fastest-growing extended-learning program, today announced the appointment of Erin Brinker as Executive Director for the Inland Empire region. Brinker earned a Master's Degree in Business Administration at the University of Redlands, School of Business. 

BEAUMONT: Former civic leader Salvador Valdivia Sr. has died
Press-Enterprise, AP
Mr. Valdivia, a former Beaumont City Council and Beaumont-Cherry Valley Recreation and Park District board member, was inducted into the Southern California Latino/Native American Hall of Fame with his wife, Palmita “Polly,” in 1998. The Riverside-based group credited them with helping family members receive 22 college degrees and raising money for local scholarships. “He pushed us to pursue college,” said grandson Mickey Valdivia, one of seven family members to graduate from the University of Redlands.


What started as a freshman prank in 1913?
The giant R

The giant "R" seen on the mountain north of the University that is about one-third the size of the Quad.

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