June 2013

REDLANDS: University taps Carole Beswick to lead trustees
Press-Enterprise - Online
Carole Beswick has been appointed chairwoman of the University of Redlands Board of Trustees, a post she will serve in for five years starting Monday, July 1. She is the first woman named to the post in the university's 106-year history, campus official...

Redlands gets high marks
Highland Community News - Online
The University of Redlands School of Education is included as one of only four California programs rated as doing well in training high school teachers according to the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ). The organization has released...

Watershed moment at the Supreme Court - Video on
Video on MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts talks to Jimmy LaSalvia of GOPROUD, Brian Silva of Marriage Equality USA. (Brian Silva is an alumnus of the University of Redlands.

David Boies: Bring Marriage Equality in All States
June 26 (Bloomberg) -- Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP Co-Founder and Chairman David Boies reacts to the same-sex marriage Supreme Court rulings on Bloomberg…(David Boies is an alumnus of the University of Redlands).

Boies promises national push for same-sex marriage
"I think no court can now uphold discriminatory laws that prohibit gay and lesbian citizens from marrying. I think that all of those laws are going to be held unconstitutional, justifying the principle that the Supreme Court articulated today," David Boies told CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger. (David Boies is an alumnus of the University of Redlands).

David Boies On Gay Marriage Ruling: Opponents Likely Don't Have Standing
Huffington Post
On Tuesday, David Boies, one half of the star legal duo that argued the same-sex marriage case before the court, offered a few insights into how he thinks the ruling will come down. He stressed that he never predicts the actual outcome of a case, but his comments were still illustrative. (David Boies is an alumnus of the University of Redlands).

Prop. 8 decision provokes mixed response across San Bernardino County
San Bernardino Sun - Online
Former Redlands Unified teachers Doug Hairgrove and Warren Wood married in 2008 during the window when same sex marriage was legal in California. The Palm Springs couple both cried while watching TV coverage of the Supreme Court rulings. "It makes us equal to everyone else now," Hairgrove said. The pair have been dating since their senior year at the University of Redlands and have been active at the university's Pride Center.

International Double Reed Society is in Redlands, offering concerts
Redlands Daily Facts - Online
Members of the oboe and bassoon families are attending a reunion in Redlands this week: The University of Redlands School of Music is hosting more than 1,000 musicians at the 42nd Annual Conference of the International Double Reed Society (IDRS).

Stan Weisser appointed to fourth term as president for state Board of Pharmacy
Daily Breeze - Online
REDLANDS - Stan Weisser has been reappointed to serve his fourth consecutive term as president of the state Board of Pharmacy ... of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, Weisser earned his state pharmacist license that same year.

Los Angeles among cities with high levels of income inequality
Los Angeles Times
“The rich and the poor live separate lives,” said Johannes Moenius, director of the Institute for Spatial Analysis. “I was really surprised how much geographical difference there is between higher-income and lower-income groups.”

University of Redlands ranks high in National Council on Teacher Quality's report on teacher training
Redlands Daily Facts
Along with University of Redlands, other California universities that are doing well in training high school teachers are UC Berkeley, UC Irvine and UC San Diego, according to the report. These institutions generally received better marks for…

Shock-sensitive chemical detonated in controlled explosion at University of Redlands
Los Angeles Daily News - Online (and other LANG sources)
Andrew Ramirez, left and Sal Tapia, University of Redlands facilities employees, clean up what's left of what authorities are calling "a controlled detonation of a motion sensitive material." An explosion was heard about 7:15 Thursday morning in the area...

REDLANDS: Mayor highlights city's priorities
Press-Enterprise - Online
...the city's water and wastewater accounts, among other places. The program is well under way. "People are noticing the improvements already," Aguilar said. The Redlands Chamber of Commerce presented Wednesday's luncheon at the Orton Center…

Business Ethics Prof. Jeffery Smith Coming to DePauw as Schaenen Visiting Scholar
Depauw - Online
Jeffery Smith, associate professor of business ethics and founding director of the Banta Center for Business, Ethics and Society at the University of Redlands in Southern California, will serve as DePauw University's Nancy Schaenen Visiting Scholar at the ...

A report released Tuesday says teacher training programs in California are among the worst in the nation
Daily Breeze - Online
The findings are underwhelming. According to the report, found at, only four secondary programs in California landed on NCTQ's Honor Roll, earning three out of four possible stars: UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UC San Diego and University of Redlands...

New teacher training study decries California universities
Los Angeles Times - Online
California programs rated as doing well in training high school teachers included UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UC San Diego and the University of Redlands. They generally received better marks for teaching basic reading and for their student-teaching opportunities.

News & Views: Immigration bill advances in Senate
Redlands Daily Facts - Online
...militant. The administration's figures are much lower. The researchers noted that drone bombers flying overhead 24 hours a day is terrifying and alienating Pakistanis, thus increasing support for the Taliban. Howard Hurlbut is an emeritus professor of the University of Redlands...

Los Angeles County Museum of Art is in Redlands
Redlands Daily Facts - Online member. Bring a thumb drive to take home a copy of your recording and video portrait. Drop-in hours are Fridays and Saturdays, 3 to 6 p.m.; Sundays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. . Film Schedule: Screenings to take place near the Quad at the University of Redlands. Blankets and chairs are encouraged. Friday, 8 p.m. Stand and Deliver 1988, 99 min. | Director: Ramón Menéndez; w/ Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips Saturday, 8 p.m. The Last Picture Show 1971,...

Larry Burgess of Redlands will give lecture for Banning Centennial Celebration
Redlands Daily Facts - Online
...sponsored by the Banning Centennial Celebration. The lecture is at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Dorothy Ramon Learning Center, 127 N. San Gorgonio St., Banning. Cost is $5 for adults. Youth are admitted free. Dessert will be served. Burgess is co-author Burgess is co-author, with University of Redlands history professor James A. Sandos, of the book "The Hunt for Willie Boy: Indian-Hating and Popular Culture." The book, published in 1994,......

University of Redlands hosting annual sports camp
Redlands Daily Facts - Online
REDLANDS - Geoff Roche and his Bulldog Youth Sports Camp staff aren't trying to build elite athletes. They may, however, be doing something...

San Bernardino County opts for dispensary closures via courts
San Jose Mercury News - Online
...County dispensaries as recently as February. The federal government may be legally compelled to essentially overrule 1996's Proposition 215, which legalized the medical use of marijuana in the state, according to Art Svenson, a professor of government at the University of Redlands...

New flowers blooming at Smiley Library in Redlands
Redlands Daily Facts - Online
...scheduled for Friday and Saturday. "It needed to be done anyway and making sure things look nice for Library Days coming up certainly helped us move along the schedule," Gonzales said. Many of Saturday's events will take place outside the library..

REDLANDS: Chamber to hold State of the Community Luncheon
Press-Enterprise Blogs
The Chamber of Commerce issued the following press release. The Redlands Chamber of Commerce will present the Annual State of the Community Luncheon, Wednesday, June 19, noon at the Orton Center, University of Redlands. Check-in begins at 11:30 AM...

Religious Studies Professor Authors New Book
KCAL-TV - Online
Dr. Karen Derris, a professor of religious studies at the University of Redlands, appeared on KCAL9 News on Saturday morning with information about her new book titled, "The Heart is Noble." Derris said the book came out of a ...

Redlands jobless rate drops to 7%
Redlands Daily Facts - Online
Small businesses are much more impacted by adding a single staff member than a corporation with thousands of employees. "For small businesses hiring is much more of a lumpy process than for bigger businesses," said Johannes Moenius...

Day camps in Redlands, Yucaipa look to introduce children to theater
Redlands Daily Facts
The camps -- made possible thanks to a partnership with the University of Redlands, the city of Yucaipa and the Heartland Players Theatre Company -- are tailored to fit the needs of each participant using material that has been written by the organization and features a speaking role for every performer, a children's theater representative said.

REDLANDS: 1968 UFO sighting remains unexplained
Press-Enterprise - Online
Beverly Sanderson holds a National Enquirer issue that carried a story on a 1968 UFO sighting in Redlands. Four University of Redlands professors, including her late husband, Judson "Sandy" Sanderson, investigated the UFO, seen by dozens of people and…

UofR program brings students and incarcerated youths together, changing perceptions all the way around
Redlands Daily Facts - Online
Jennifer Tilton, professor of race and ethnic studies at the University of Redlands, center, with two outside students facing the camera and two inside students during the spring 2012 class.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art brings interactive art and film programming to University of Redlands campus
Redlands Daily Facts - Online
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) brings free interactive art and film programming to Redlands this summer through its new outreach initiative LACMA9 Art + Film Lab, which kicks off at the University of Redlands today through July 7. The LACM...

University of Redlands offers Summer Piano Camp
Redlands Daily Facts - Online
The University of Redlands Summer Piano Camp will take place 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 29 to Aug. 2. The camp is for pianists age 11 to 18 and features fun classes, performance forums, ensemble playing and more. Piano Camp students will present...

University of Redlands to host Youth Sports Camp
Redlands Daily Facts
The first of three Bulldog Youth Sports Camps is set for Monday at the University of Redlands. The camp, open to children ages 8-14, consists of a series of sports-related activities and instruction that cover a variety of sports.

Find out what they sang and why Dr. Kuncl tucked a #2 pencil behind his ear as they rehearsed for the big event.
From New American Colleges & Universities “News & Notes”
Congratulations to the University of Redlands choir which was invited to sing at Carnegie Hall on May 25. President Ralph Kuncl, an experienced choral singer, joined the group for its performance.

Recent graduates from New American Colleges and Universities will teach or conduct research as recipients of Fulbright Scholarships for the 2013-14 academic year.
From New American Colleges & Universities “News & Notes”
In addition, one sophomore will participate in the Fulbright Summer Institute in England. To date, a total of 22 students will travel to 14 different countries, the most popular destination being Germany.
The 2013-14 Fulbright Scholars are:

Redlands Students Help Create Park
From New American Colleges & Universities “News & Notes”
Student Projects

Olive Avenue Market offers partnership with Redlands Conservancy
Redlands Daily Facts - Online
...will feature author Roger Bell reading from his own book of cowboy poetry about his wild experiences as a trail-builder for 30 years. Bell, who began adult life with a doctorate in education administration and served for a while as an administrator at the University of Redlands...

REDLANDS: Mobile film lab invites the public
Press-Enterprise - Online
Funded by the James Irvine Foundation, the $600,000 project will touch down in nine different Southern California cities over the next year. Known as LACMA9 Art + Film Lab, the project opens its doors Friday, June 7, at the University of Redlands...

'Dancing with the Stars' raises thousands for Redlands Symphony
Redlands Daily Facts - Online
Among the items that fetched thousands this year were a dinner with the "First Family" of the University of Redlands at their home

University of Redlands 'R' on the hill celebrates 100th anniversary
Redlands Daily Facts - Online
REDLANDS -- In 1913, a group of University of Redlands students -- mostly freshmen -- hiked up a hill along the San Bernardino Mountains to create one of the city's most treasured landmarks...

REDLANDS: Professor's book features animals with human woes
Press-Enterprise - Online
Alisa Slaughter, an associate professor of creative writing at University of Redlands, has released a book titled "Bad Habitats" that has received the Gold Line Press Fiction Chapbook award.

REDLANDS: Young classical musicians to perform
Press-Enterprise - Online
Erec VonSeggern is among seven soloists who will perform with a youth symphony on Sunday, June 2, at the University of Redlands. Seven young classical musicians from the Community School of Music and Arts Youth Symphony will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday,...

Athletics are an important part of student life.
softball player

The University softball field was modeled after the one in "Field of Dreams."

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