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February 2012

Vintage Redlands wine and beer tour scheduled
Press-Enterprise
The fund has awarded more than $50,000 to University of Redlands students majoring in three areas: music, because Caudle loved music; business, because of Hernandez’s interests; and graphic design, Bailey’s area of expertise.

Gas price hike hurting economic recovery
Victorville Daily Press
“Since a lot of people commute to a lot of places, they will have less money to spend on other retails,” said Johannes Moenius, associate professor at the University of Redlands School of Business. “If the gas prices stay high, this makes the High Desert a less attractive place to live and that’s going to affect house prices.”

REDLANDS: Dangermond, Esri map the future
Press-Enterprise
Beyond significant financial contributions to area institutions, Esri sponsors a Redlands Forum that brings influential speakers to town, and Dangermond put together dinners with academic and civic leaders from Inland Southern California to discuss ways to improve the region, University of Redlands President James Appleton said. “He’s a crucial catalyst for change and development of this region,” Appleton said. “It’s not just direct monetary support. He’s an idea man and he’s a catalyst and he brings people together.”

Brian Billick not high on California
San Francisco Gate blog
FOX analyst Brian Billick went to high school in Southern California and worked in the state during coaching stops with the University of Redlands, San Diego State and Stanford.

Coachella Valley captain appointed Chief Deputy Sheriff
Palm Desert Patch
Gregory lives in the Coachella Valley and earned a bachelor’s degree from California State University, San Bernardino/Palm Desert Campus. He also holds a masters from the University of Redlands.

Fourth-grader loses battle with leukemia
Redlands Daily Facts/San Bernardino Sun
A fourth-grade Kimberly Elementary student who inspired the community of Redlands to rally together against leukemia, died Sunday at the age of 9. To those who knew her, Clara Cecelia "Cece" Svenson was a young girl who lit up any room that she walked in with her vibrant smile, personality and positive outlook in life.

10 honored as ‘Women of Distinction’
Press-Enterprise
The 29th annual Town and Gown event is set for March 10 at the University of Redlands.

Rebecca Moore, former University first lady, passes away
Redlands Daily Facts
Rebecca E. Moore, widow of former University of Redlands President Douglas R. Moore, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, Feb. 15 at her home in Redlands. A memorial service will be held at the University Chapel at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22.

TV show Glee features Redlands’ singers
Los Angeles Newspaper Group
Recording of Redlands’ singers featured on winter finale tonight.

Science fiction lecture set for Feb. 23
Press-Enterprise
Slusser, professor emeritus of comparative literature at UCR, and Danièle Châtelain-Slusser, an associate professor of French at the University of Redlands, have written “Three Science Fiction Novellas: From Prehistory to the End of Mankind”…

EDUCATION: Experts cite flaws in system
Press-Enterprise
Porter was one of four experts addressing the needs of English learners and special-needs students as part of the University of Redlands Center for Educational Justice’s ongoing speaker series.

Putting economic news in context
Victorville Daily Press
Economic reports and statistics appear daily in newspapers and TV news, but not all are put in context for the audience to make sense of what is really happening. Economist Johannes Moenius gave his take on the local economy to present a bigger picture of where San Bernardino County is headed and what to make of everyday news.

Director Peter Bratt to speak at university
Press-Enterprise
Director, screenwriter and producer Peter Bratt will present his film “La Mission” Wednesday at the University.

Teacher finds T-shirts the perfect place to encourage young people to seek to attend college
Education News
Justin Robinson started brainstorming, trying to come up with a way to get the message out and before long his training popped into gear. The 2005 graduate of Diamond Ranch High School earned a bachelor of arts degree in art with an emphasis in graphic design from the University of Redlands.

Women who give back will be honored
Redlands Daily Facts
The Town and Gown tradition will recognize 10 women at the 29th annual Women of Distinction "Women for all Seasons" event March 10 at the University of Redlands' Orton Center. The women that were selected are…

Saying goodbye to John Goodman
Redlands Daily Facts
Somehow, it now seems appropriate that I would first meet John Goodman in a classroom at the University of Redlands, where he'd been a biology professor in the '50s and '60s. It was 2001, and John, who was then 81, and his wife, Jeanne, 79, were pitching …

University students planning green week
San Bernardino Sun
The Students for Environmental Action club at the University of Redlands is hosting "Green Week," a week of environmental awareness and action, Sunday through Feb. 23.

Panel to address teaching challenges
The Press-Enterprise (AP) | 02/14/12 15:59
The University of Redlands Center for Educational Justice has brought together some of the region’s leading experts to discuss the challenges of teaching English-language learners and special education students.

Singers and orchestra make a musical valentine
Redlands Daily Facts
The Redlands Symphony Orchestra got a head start on the celebration of love with its Saturday concert of music from operas.

Chicago Symphony brass will perform in Redlands
Redlands Daily Facts
The University of Redlands School of Music will present a concert by the internationally renowned brass section of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra…

Arizona Indian tribes join forces to save petroglyph site
The Durango Herald
“They would stop at Tutuveni and camp there, and they would peck their clan symbols on those rocks to mark their participation in that pilgrimage. And they did this for four or five centuries at least,” said Wes Bernardini, an archaeologist and professor at the University of Redlands who has been studying Tutuveni for years.

New Works Festival set at university
Press-Enterprise
The University of Redlands Theatre Arts Department’s Spring 2012 New Works Festival is set to include eight short plays written by University students and directed by guest director Jennifer Stoessner.

Current events threaten 'newspaper rock'
San Francisco Gate
Tuba City, Ariz. — 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 nation. (Wes Bernardini quoted)

Occupy Redlands to launch radio show
InsideBayArea.com
Grassroot Occupy movements have cropped up throughout the country demanding change in the U.S. political and economic system. Occupy Redlands - which formed in October 2011 - is a movement which seeks to improve the quality of life in its community, the Inland Empire and the nation … (Renee Van Vechten quoted)

Gingrich, Romney race shows GOP divide
San Jose Mercury News
PASADENA - Even though he's falling farther behind in the race for the GOP presidential nomination, conservatives in Pasadena want to hear what candidate Newt Gingrich has to say. (Renee Van Vechten quoted)

University of Redlands will hold open house
Redlands Daily Facts
University of Redlands School of Education and School of Business will hold an open house where Redlands professors and staff will talk about earning a teacher's credential, master's degree, professional certificate, or doctorate.

University names director for Salzburg program
Press-Enterprise
Former Idyllwild Arts CEO and headmaster Bill Lowman has been chosen to be director of the University of Redlands’ Salzburg, Austria program.

University of Redlands receives $2 million gift
Los Angeles Business Journal and wire services
The University of Redlands has received a $2 million contribution from trustees Rich and Virginia "Ginnie" Hunsaker that will go to renovating the student services buildings named in their honor.

Soloists, symphony to perform
Redlands Daily Facts
The Redlands Symphony Orchestra will present a concert of well-known opera arias at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Memorial Chapel at the University of Redlands.

Student steps up
New Paltz Oracle
Former UR assistant coach Liz Student now head coach of SUNY New Paltz Lacrosse team.

Professor remembered for naturalism
Redlands Daily Facts
In the words of his son, John D. Goodman Jr., John Goodman "was an evolved and refined man who praised earth's dance of life." Tributes and eulogies pour in as a community mourns the loss of a "good man.”

University plans open houses for working adults
Press-Enterprise
University of Redlands will offer several sessions to help working adults learn how they can quickly earn a master’s or more…

Moody's affirms A3 rating on University of Redlands (CA) outstanding bonds. Outlook is stable.
Wire services
Global Credit Research Announcement 8 FEB 2012 Announcement

Redlands in the NAC&U: LENS Fellows to work on curricular ideas for “Mapping Communities”
The third cohort of faculty LENS (LEarNing Spatially) Fellows at the University of Redlands will begin working on curricular ideas around the theme of “Mapping Communities.” Led by Dr. Diana Sinton, director of spatial curriculum and research, LENS is a campus-wide initiative that promotes spatial literacy as a foundational component in curriculum, programs, and research. In 2010, the University of Redlands was awarded a three-year grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation to support LENS activities.

Fifth-grader's film used in University of Redlands course
Redlands Daily Facts, San Bernardino Sun
Mary Davis, 11, a fifth-grader at Valley Preparatory School, has produced a movie about life in the early California Mission San Antonio de Padua and particularly about the sophisticated music produced.

Local doctor pushing for helmet redesign
Redlands Daily Facts
Anderson has contacted University of Redlands football coach Mike Maynard about the issue.

University of Redlands to host digital ethics lecture
Claremont Now
The Banta Center for Business Ethics and Society plans to host lecturer Chris MacDonald for a discussion on the ethics of digital media. MacDonald is a Duke University fellow and lecturer at Saint Mary's University in Halifax.

Father Boyle to speak at U of R
Redlands Daily Facts, San Bernardino Sun
Nationally renowned speaker the Rev. Gregory Boyle, founder and executive director of the Los Angeles based Homeboy Industries, will be a featured speaker at the University of Redlands on March 6.

Specialized lectures at U of R
Redlands Daily Facts, San Bernardino Sun
The University of Redlands will be hosting a series of lectures highlighting the practical uses for spatial analysis in specialized industries.

Help with your taxes is available
Redlands Daily Facts, San Bernardino Sun
The AARP Tax Aide Program works with the Internal Revenue Service's VITA/TCE (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly) program to provide tax assistance to low- and moderate-income taxpayers, with special attention to the elderly. Accounting studnts from the University of Redlands, in partnership with…

Chicago Symphony Brass to perform at university
Press-Enterprise
The University of Redlands School of Music will present a concert by the brass section of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the Memorial Chapel

Local experts, lawmakers expect nomination to go to Romney
Los Angeles Newspaper Group
...time." Political science professor Renee Van Vechten of the University of Redlands said she believed Romney was likely to take the nomination .

Panel discussion today on Korea’s future
The Press-Enterprise
The World Affairs Council of Inland Southern California will hold a panel discussion today at the music room in the Mission Inn on the future of Korea. Department of State. Graeme Auton, a professor of government at the University of Redlands, will moderate the discussion.


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