May 2012

Transit of Venus to get star treatment at Griffith Observatory
Los Angeles Times Travel
"In a way, you could call a solar eclipse a transit of the moon," says Tyler Nordgren, astronomer, author and associate professor of physics at the University of Redlands. "Venus will be moving in front of the sun's disk."

University of Redlands professor says sustainability is about bequests
Redlands Daily Facts
Convenience and joy today should not be someone else's problem tomorrow. That was the message Wednesday from Monty Hempel, professor of environmental studies at the University of Redlands.

University President James R. Appleton to retire
Daily Breeze, Redlands Daily Facts, San Bernardino Sun, LANG sources
For James R. Appleton, it's been a terrific privilege to work at the University of Redlands. "I gained a better understanding of who I am as an individual," said the university president. "I have gained immeasurably by the relationships with the faculty and have learned a lot from them." Appleton will be bidding students, faculty and staff farewell and looking for other endeavors.

Hundreds receive university degrees
Press Enterprise
Ricardo Luis Anza’s family cheered when his name was announced and he stepped onto the University of Redlands Greek Amphitheater stage to receive his bachelor’s degree in Spanish.

Inland Empire's private colleges feel some pain, some gain
San Bernardino County Sun, LANG sources
"The thing that was very different about this economic downturn was that all those areas got hit," Doolittle said. "Gifts got impacted, the endowment got impacted, and certainly families' financial situation worsened."

Mixed emotions for University of Redlands Class of 2012
San Bernardino Sun, Redlands Daily Facts
To thunderous applause, Appleton, who is retiring, said, "What a wonderful year this has been. I would not have expected to celebrate this day with you. But Carol and I have relished every moment of our return and the privilege of serving as your president. We salute you, Class of 2012!

Dad, daughter get degrees at University of Redlands
San Bernardino County Sun, Daily Breeze, Daily Bulletin
Graduation day is special, but for some it can be doubly special. A father and daughter duo Kazuo and Alexandra Takeda got degrees from from the University of Redlands on Saturday.

University of Redlands School of Education hands out 272 degrees
San Bernardino County Sun, Redlands Daily Facts, Daily Breeze
The University of Redlands School of Education bid adieu to 272 graduates on Thursday evening at the campus Greek Theatre.

Planning begins for city’s 125th anniversary
Char Burgess, vice president and dean of Student Life, is serving on this committee.

Veterans helped at Small Businesss Summit
Press Enterprise
Jim Spee of the University of Redlands and Jesse Medina of the Association of the United States Army were among those who attended the summit to provide business tips and opportunities to veterans and non-veterans. Spee said attracting businesses to the city's downtown hub would produce an initial burst of employment and sales and secondary benefits as well. Businesses would attract other businesses, which in turn would create more demand and more jobs.

U of R students teach diversity at Boys and Girls Clubs
San Bernardino Sun
Twenty-four students from the University of Redlands addressed club members—from grades kindergarten to fifth—about race through age-appropriate books…

ELECTION: National spotlight on the race for CD31
Redlands alum and sitting Redlands mayor Pete Aguilar a favorite in the race.

Card bonanza for WWII vet's 90th birthday
Lamorinda Weekly
When he was two years old, the family moved to Redlands, California for his father's job, serving on the faculty, and later as the Dean of Humanities, for Redlands College—now University of Redlands.

University of Redlands summer piano camp is no ordinary camp
San Bernardino County Sun
Started by Professor Louanne Long and Director James Ramos, the camp is designed for middle and high school piano students.

California and Inland Empire jobless rates fall as people leave labor force
Inland Politics, other sources
But whether the sudden drop in the reported labor force is a result of a statistical glitch or a mass exodus of discouraged workers from the Inland Empire’s labor force is unknown. “I don’t think you can find anyone who realizes what’s going on,” said University of Redlands economist Johannes Moenius.

See the solar eclipse at a national park
“It’s the whole earth-sun connection,” said Tyler Nordgren, a physics professor at the University of Redlands. “We’re all solar-powered. We depend on the sun for life and energy so it’s important to pay attention to it.”

Rare ‘ring of fire’ eclipse coming Sunday
“It’s a chance to get in touch with that inner ancestor of yours and really marvel at the changes that happen to our universe,” said Tyler Nordgren, a University of Redlands physics professor who will present programs at national parks in Arizona and New Mexico this weekend.

‘Solarthon’ will equip eight homes
Organizations including Sustainable UCR, Society of Women Engineers at UCR and University of Redlands Green Buildings Club raised money to sponsor the installations, according to a GRID news release. A mid-day program will feature elected officials, the homeowners and a $30,000 donation by Wells Fargo toward solar job training.

University of Redlands production dramatizes children's poetry
Redlands Daily Facts
The University of Redlands theatre arts department presents "Dreams Have Feet When Poets Sleep: A Celebration of Poetry for Young Audiences" at 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the University's Frederick Loewe Theatre on University Street.

Viewings planned for upcoming solar events
San Bernardino County Sun, Redlands Daily Facts
"Nobody alive today is going to see this again," said Tyler Nordgren, astronomy and physics professor at the University of Redlands.

Veteran’s job and education fair
Inland Valley News
This is an ideal time for veterans seeking to further their education, said Tana Sanderson, director of military and veterans relations for the University of Redlands, a major sponsor of the event.

University names director of military, veterans relations
Press Enterprise
The University of Redlands has named Tana Sanderson to the newly created position of director of military and veterans relations. Sanderson will oversee the recruitment ...

University’s speech-language pathology program honored
The University of Redlands Speech-Language Pathology program has been recognized in the 2012 edition of Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News Media Group.

University of Redlands named Tree Campus
Inside Bay Area
The University of Redlands received nationwide recognition for embracing five standards that focused on campus tree care and community involvement.

Warehouse on grove back to planners today
If approved, the project will be built on city-owned land that is now a citrus grove many want to stay.

Redlands tree planting ceremony memorializes 9-year-old
San Bernardino County Sun, Daily Bulletin, Daily Breeze
The spring sun shone brightly Saturday morning as families, friends and classmates reminisced about 9-year-old Cece Svenson at a tree-planting ceremony honoring her life.

University of Redlands named Tree Campus
LANG newspapers
The university recently was named a Tree Campus by the Arbor Day Foundation.

Rialto man continues to give back
San Bernardino County Sun
Eric Arrington of Rialto is a football coach and a paraplegic. Currently he coaches summer camp at the University of Redlands.

University of Redlands Speech-Language Pathology program among the best in the nation
Wire sources
The program ranks in the U.S. News Best Graduate Schools.

Trees will honor Cece Svenson
San Bernardino County Sun, Redlands Daily Facts
Eighty trees will be planted in a Redlands neighborhood Saturday in memory of 9-year-old Cece Svenson who died in February from complications of leukemia.

Will the train be stopping at Esri?
Directions Magazine
It’s a fair question as discussions continue about a new rail line from San Bernardino, CA into Redlands. The first phase of a planned line has three stops for the passenger rail service in Redlands: one near Esri, one near the 14-screen cinema, and one near the University of Redlands.

Partnerships key for conservancy
San Bernardino County Sun
Ever since the Redlands Conservancy formed in 1994, the organization has relied on working partnerships to do the work the community expects. The Inland Empire Resource Conservation District, San Bernardino County Flood Control District, San Bernardino County Parks Department, University of Redlands…

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