June 2012

Martinez honored with Division III West Region Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year award
Redlands Daily Facts, other sources
The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics has announced the University of Redlands' Jeff Martinez is its NCAA Division III 2011-12 West Region Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year.

Cracking the silence of autism
Press Enterprise
She runs a teen and young adult group of autistic people and is helping to organize a conference on adaptive communication Dec. 1 at the University of Redlands.

City plans for development around rail stations
Press Enterprise, Inland
The guidelines would vary from station to station, Orci said. At the University of Redlands, they likely would cater to the student lifestyle and recommend retail and residential projects.

H. Jess Senecal, 81
Pasadena Star-News, Long Beach Press Telegram, other sources
H. Jess Senecal, Senior Partner with the Pasdena law firm of Lagerlof, Senecal, Gosney and Kruse died June 6 at the age of 81. A member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Redlands for 33 years, Mr. Senecal was a dedicated leader and fundraiser.

Redlands Magazine Summer 2012
Read about Dr. Appleton’s retirement and student athletes.

University gets new president
His friends at the University of Rochester tease him that he just wants to get away from winters with 110 inches of snow. But for Ralph Kuncl (rhymes with "pencil"), his selection last week as president of the University of Redlands is a homecoming ...

MORENO VALLEY: Residents question consultant’s objectivity
“Basically, the city’s consultant does a cross check on the work of the developer,” Moreno Valley Mayor Richard Stewart said. “(Krantz’s) experience and reputation is so good. He is one of the most well-thought-of environmental experts in his field. It’s his job to be sure that whatever work (the developer) does is done properly. We don’t want it to be flawed.”

Musician, alum and adjunct professor Kirk Sharp dead at 56
He excelled in music in high school and won many awards and a scholarship to the University of Redlands School of Music. He received two masters degrees in Performance and Conducting. He also received a Masters of Arts degree in Music Theory and Literature.

Redlands to get opera company
San Bernardino County Sun, 5 other sources
Two University alums found Redlands Opera Theatre to add to the area’s rich arts culture.

The allure of risk: Are humans hard-wired to be drawn to death-defying stunts?
National Post
“It’s not really about whether he can do it, it’s about whether he lives or dies doing it. He is still doing something really cool but the real risk of danger is no longer there,” said Catherine Salmon, associate professor of psychology at the University of Redlands in California.

Fulbright Awards
Redlands in the NAC&U

University of Rochester Provost Ralph Kuncl takes new position in California
Wayne Post
Ralph Kuncl, who has served as provost and executive vice president of the University of Rochester since August of 2007, was named Saturday as president of the University of Redlands in California.

UR provost to become president at University of Redlands
Rochester Business Journal
The University of Rochester’s provost is leaving to become president of the University of Redlands in California, UR officials announced. Ralph Kuncl, who for the past five years has served as provost and executive vice president at UR, is to leave Aug.

Ralph Kuncl confirmed as university president
Press Enterprise
The University of Redlands Board of Trustees officially selected Dr. Ralph W. Kuncl to be their 11th president on Saturday, June 2.

Ralph W. Kuncl will be new president of University of Redlands
Los Angeles Times, also L.A. Times blog
Kuncl, 63, is a neurology professor who has been the provost and executive vice president at the University of Rochester. He assumes his post in mid-August.

Casavant Pipe Organ

The 83-year-old instrument was fully restored in 2003 and features 4,266 pipes.

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