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Federal Way high school classmates reunite after college graduation
Federal Way Mirror
Radford attended the University of Redlands in Redlands, California. He graduated cum laude with a degree in Global Business. As part of his degree requirement, he traveled to Beijing, China, where he studied the Mandarin language. In June, Radford began working with Hewlett-Packard in Austin, Texas where he is part of an international projects team.

Symphony celebrates virtuosity - in music, public safety
San Bernardino Sun
Under the baton of Maestro Frank Fetta, the San Bernardino Symphony opens its 86th season Saturday with a spectacular display of "Virtuosity," a musical experience beyond the experience.

Curtis Powell is Siskin Hospital's New Vice President of Quality
The Chattanoogan
Mr. Powell has a master's degree in health administration from the University of La Verne and a bachelor's degree in business management from the University of Redlands. Mr. Powell has been involved in health education for most of his career.

Some tout ideas of canals, pipelines to the Salton Sea
Desert Sun
Some of those recommending that a canal or pipeline be given a serious look have been studying the dilemmas of the Salton Sea for years. They include Tim Krantz, director of the Salton Sea Database Program at the University of Redlands.

Loretta Ross will speak at the University of Redlands
Redlands Daily Facts
...launched the Women of Color Program for the National Organization for Women (NOW) in the 1980s, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Redlands' Orton Center.

Expo draws thousands
Pasadena Star News
Career services manager at the University of Redlands, Bill Maury-Holmes, was on hand at the expo and said even though they are not a medical school, the university has several programs for undergraduates and those looking for graduate degrees to pursue careers in the healthcare field.

Baby Boom
Press Enterprise
The messy end of the public's love affair with SeaWorld doesn't extend to other zoos because the circumstances are so different, experts say. Most zoos don't house such enormous animals - although zoos with elephants are facing critcism, said Kathie Jenni, a philosophy professor who heads the Human-Animal Studies program at the University of Redlands. "It makes no sense to keep an elephant or an orca in captivity," Jenni said. "An elephant can walk 100 miles a day. Orcas probably travel even farther. These animals are completely unsuitable for captivity."

Ensemble XXI will present choral evensong
Redlands Daily Facts
Ensemble XII, directed by Jeffrey H. Rickard, will prsent a service of choral evensong at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the University of Redlands Memorial Chapel.

Column: It's No. 1 St. John Bosco vs. No. 2 in made-for-ESPN Vegas showdown
Los Angeles Times
Rashid Ghazi (alumnus '89), a partner at Paragon, helped put together the basketball game featuring James and his St. Vincent-St. Mary High School team of Akron, Ohio, in 2002 that attracted 2.2 million viewers and a 1.6 rating, one of ESPN2's biggest basketball audiences to date.

Walking tour in Redlands will feature State Street
Redlands Daily Facts
...State Street today are a relatively new addition. In the mid-1970s, State Street was interrupted by the construction of the Redlands Mall, separating the east and west ends of State Street. Tour guide Michele Nielsen, currently serving as archivist for the University of Redlands...

YUCAIPA: New high school principal appointed
Press Enterprise
Shad Kirkland has been named the new principal of Yucaipa High School and is scheduled to start Oct. 6. A graduate of the University of Redlands, he has been an administrator in the Redlands school district for 14 years.

League of Women Voters Meeting
Redlands Daily Facts
At the meeting, Chelsea Glynn, a student at the University of Redlands, will talk about her experience attending the National Conference of College Women and Student Leaders last June.

A Handy Guide to Telescope Targets
Popular Mechanics
Astonomer Tyler Nordgren at the University of Redlands in California suggest starting with the celestial body right in front of your face. Go out on a night when there is a half or crescent moon, and point your scope at the line between the dark and light sides.

Fourth quarter job growth may quicken
Inland News Today
But, Johannes Moenius at the University of Redlands School of Business sees a bright fourth quarter especially with the holidays coming up.

Horror Book Festival
Victor Valley Daily Press
Roberta L. Smith wrote the Mickey McCoy ghost story series because she has always enjoyed all things haunted, paranormal, ironic or macabre. So when Smith finally got serious and dedicated herself to writing, this interest showed up big time. A graduate of the University of Redlands, she is a lifelong Southern Californian who grew up with TV shows such as The Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

University of Redlands creative writing faculty members to hold reading
Redlands Daily Facts
The University of Redlands creative writing department's Visiting Writers Series will present full-time and adjunct faculty members reading from their recent works at 4:30 p.m. in Hall of Letters 100.

California Job Growth Slows Down
Highland Community News
A University of Redlands Institute for Spatial Economic Analysis (ISEA) monthly study finds the overall year-over-year job growth in California remains steady but at a slower pace in August 2014.

U of Redlands Prof: When Gossip Becomes History
KVCR's Ken Vincent interviews Kathleen Feeley, History Department Chair at the University of Redlands, and co-editor of a new compilation of...

Can we talk? Gossip in American History and Culture
Women's History Network Blog
Rumor, hearsay, tittle-tattle, scuttlebutt, scandal, dirt. From mid-to-late 1600s colonial Virginia churchyards and New England courthouses to the early-21st century blogosphere - and in many places and times in between - gossip has been called many things.

Something Fishy in Coachella Valley
East Valley Magazine
A Los Angeles Times editorial by University of Redlands environmental studies professor Tim Krantz, titled "A Persuasive Case for Saving the Salton Sea," concludes that funds from energy production could ultimately be used to install piping and a navigable lock-lift system to connect the Salton Sea, which has no natural drainage, to other waterways.

University of Redlands football braces for another tough opponent
Redlands Daily Facts
Redlands hosts its home opener against Linfield, the NCAA Division III No.-6 ranked team in the nation. Last week the Bulldogs traveled to Texas for a season opener against Mary Hardin-Baylor, the second-ranked team in the nation in Division III and lost 36-0.

Critical Mass Performance Group will present 'Ameryka' at University of Redlands
Redlands Daily Facts
Critical Mass Performance Group will perform "Ameryka" at 8 p.m. Sept. 27 at the University of Redlands' Glenn Wallichs Theatre. "Ameryka" weaves physical spectacle, text, music and film into a nonlinear narrative...

Timothy Krantz will lead night walk at Oak Glen Preserve
Redlands Daily Facts
Timothy Krantz, professor of environmental studies at the University of Redlands, will lead the monthly night walk at the Wildlands Oak Glen Preserve at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Season tickets available for Redlands Symphony's 65th season
Redlands Daily Facts
The Redlands Symphony Orchestra will celebrate its 65th anniversary with a season of six concerts featuring music by Beethoven, Strauss, Wagner, Handel and Chopin.

A persuasive case for saving the Salton Sea, California's biggest lake
Los Angeles Times
Tim Krantz is the University of Redlands environmental studies professor who's been keeping the data on Salton as its database program manager, and keeping the flame burning for maintaining that quirky body of water as a viable and vital link to California's wetter past and to its drier future...

University of Redlands men's water polo figuring things out
Redlands Daily Facts
The University of Redlands men's water polo team returned to its home pool on Saturday and got what it needed.

New Human-Animal Studies series to begin at University of Redlands
Redlands Daily Facts
The University of Redlands will host its third annual Human-Animal Studies fall lecture series, a collaboration with the National Museum of Animals.

Coaches just part of Redlands' legacy
Highland Community News
There may be more success at other small college programs, but the University of Redlands has rapidly become one of the most respected places for small college athletics...

Why Historians Can't Afford to Ignore Gossip
History News Network
Kathleen A. Feeley is Associate Professor of History at the University of Redlands and Jennifer Frost is Associate Professor of History at the University of Auckland. They co-edited "When Private Talk Goes Public: Gossip in American History" (2014).

New veteran services program launching at University of Redlands
Redlands Daily Facts
A new pilot program is being launched at the University of Redlands to provide additional support to veterans taking classes.

Rah Rah Redlands sets 'giant pep rally' Sept. 20
Redlands Daily Facts
Rah Rah Redlands, which organizer Mike Reynolds describes as "just a giant pep rally," is planned for Sept. 20 at the University of Redlands.

Gloria Steinem to speak at University of Redlands
Redlands Daily Facts
Gloria Steinem will speak at the University of Redlands in October.

Sustainable University of Redlands Farm invites volunteers to help in the garden
Redlands Daily Facts
Grow for the Greater Good invites volunteers to help any time between 8 and 11 a.m. today at the Sustainable University of Redlands Farm. The garden is at the back of the Brockton student apartments at 1293 E. Brockton Ave., Redlands.

Jonathan Safran Foer and Gloria Steinem will speak at University of Redlands
Redlands Daily Facts
The University of Redlands ASUR Convocations and Lectures series will present Jonathan Safran Foer on Sept. 16 and Gloria Steinem on Oct. 23.

Orange Blossom Trail construction begins behind University of Redlands
Redlands Daily Facts
At long last, excavators scraped the earth east of Grove Street and started building the Orange Blossom Trail...

Congressional candidate and Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar discusses education with students
Redlands Daily Facts
Aguilar, who grew up in San Bernardino and graduated from the University of Redlands, places education as a priority in his "Middle Class Initiative."

Duke, bulldog formerly University of Redlands mascot, dies
San Bernardino Sun
Duke, former mascot for University of Redlands, died on Monday.

CA: Rail to Redlands Project Draws Large Crowd
Mass Transit Online
...of the track is underway from San Bernardino to Rialto Avenue. It's about a mile long. The next stop will go from Rialto Avenue to the University of Redlands. Ultimately a 9-mile system will extend the Los Angeles-to-San Bernardino route to Redlands.

U.S. News college ranking: Amid predictability, some major shifts
Washington Post
"Northeastern is worthy of study," said Ralph Kuncl, president of University of Redlands in California, who has written about variations in the U.S. News rankings. Not long ago, Kuncl said, "Northeastern was a pretty sleepy Boston wannabe." No longer.

Steven Bachrach of Trinity University will spend year at University of Redlands as American Council on Education Fellow
Redlands Daily Facts
Ralph Kuncl, president of University of Redlands, has announced that Steven Bachrach of Trinity University, a 2014-15 American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow, will spend the full academic...

Inaction to stop Salton Sea shrinkage could cost up to $70B
San Bernardino Sun
Tim Krantz, a professor of environmental studies at the University of Redlands, said that he agrees with the Pacific Institute's numbers for the cost of doing nothing.

University of Redlands point guard running for Miss California
Redlands Daily Facts
Brittney Zec is living a true underdog story. The University of Redlands student is raising her own money to represent the city in the Miss California 2015 pageant.

REDLANDS: University of Redlands students make themselves at home in the dorms
In a scene repeated across the country, parents arrived at the University of Redlands on Wednesday morning and helped their college-age children move into the dorms.

University of Redlands freshmen move in
Redlands Daily Facts
College life officially began for hundreds of University of Redlands freshmen Wednesday.

University of Redlands offers symposium on Integrating Spirituality and Mental Health
Redlands Daily Facts
Spirituality is increasingly being examined as a factor in mental health and recent studies have found that spirituality may serve as a psychological and social resource for coping with stress. The integration of both areas will be the main topic of the inaugural symposium on Integrating Spirituality and Mental Health at the University of Redlands.

Knowledge Does Not Lead to Action on Environment
Voice of America
Monty Hempel is a professor of environmental sciences at Redlands Uniersity in California. He studies ecological literacy - or ecoliteracy, for short. Ecoliteracy is the ability to hink about and understand the natural processes that make life possible.

Friends on and off the football field
The Kingsburg Recorder
After playing football together for years in high school, Kingsburg High graduates Benton Bray and Stephen Reyes will play together again but this against each other. Reyes, cornerback for the University of Redlands Bulldogs, and Bray, tight end for the Whittier College Poets, will go head to head Nov. 1 on the football field in Whittier.

Geologist: Obscure fault triggered Napa quake
State geologist John Parrish pointed to the fault now suspected of triggering Sunday's Napa earthquake and expressed surprise. "It was like 'Wow - I never would have expected that fault for this magnitude,'" said Parrish, a state geologist from the California Geological Survey. Parrish is a 1967 graduate of the University.

Magazine's college ratings challenge 'U.S. News'
Democrat & Chronicle
A critical look at the U.S. News rankings and the cost of trying to rise in these ratings were the subject of a new research paper that was co-authored by former University of Rochester provost Ralph Kuncl, who is now president of the University of Redlands in California.

Chris Gielen is new women's water polo coach at University of Redlands
Redlands Daily Facts
Chris Gielen has been named the new women's water polo coach at the University of Redlands, it was announced on Tuesday.

Riverside County chief deputy promoted to assistant sheriff
Some roles are shifting at the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. Sheriff Stan Sniff appointed Chief Deputy Raymond Gregory to the rank of assistant sheriff Monday morning. ... Gregory is a resident of the Coachella Valley and earned a B.A. from California State University, San Bernardino/Palm Desert campus. He also has an M.A. from the University of Redlands.

A veteran of fighting bureaucracy
Los Angeles Times
Bob Stone, 79, a professional bureaucracy buster, has been working at Los Angeles City Hall since last August, and he's still waiting to see his first paycheck. "I have a contract and they told me I'd be getting $1 a year," the bespectacled Stone told me, "but I haven't seen it yet." Stone is an adjunct School of Business professor, teaching at the Torrance and Burbank campuses.

Community Notes: Charity ball, festival of lights
Press Enterprise
The University of Redlands has announced the dates for this year's Festival of Lights. It will be held Dec. 5 through 8 at the school's Memorial Chapel. As described in a press release, the Festival of Lights celebrates the birth of Christ in "spoken word, tableaux, song and orchestral offering." This marks the festival's 67th year.

Smiley Library hosts Central Asian Exhibit
Press Enterprise
Images and mementos collected by photographer and journalist (and UR alum) Penny E. Schwartz during her travels through Central Asia will be on display in the Assembly Room at A.K. Smiley Public Library in Redlands through Sept. 14.

Young Latino Mayor Pete Aguilar Could Turn a Red Seat Blue
NBC News
Long before he aspired to be in Congress, Democrat Pete Aguilar’s dream was to be like his father who worked for the local utility. "My mother tells the story that she made me a little uniform just like his and I think she has baby books that she shows ...He worked for the local gas company for 37 years,” Aguilar said.

It's almost timey-wimey: The Doctor arrives Saturday
Orange County Register
“It offers a moment of renewal not just for the characters, but for the audience and for the whole show,” said Piers Britton, an associate professor of visual and media studies and art history at the University of Redlands and an expert on “Dr. Who.”

Knowledge Alone Won’t Spur Action
Toronto Telegraph/Voice of America 
When it comes to protecting the environment, talk is cheap. Redlands University Professor Monty Hempel says a sense of urgency is needed before people are willing to act to protect the health of the planet.

Study: San Bernardino and Moreno Valley leading job growth
Inland News Today
A University of Redlands study finds job growth for Riverside and San Bernardino counties accelerating.
Johannes Moenius, a director at the U of R School of Business, singled out three sectors with the highest performance.

High expectations for University of Redlands men's water polo
Redlands Daily Facts - Online

University of Redlands women's volleyball team ready for new season 
Redlands Daily Facts - Online

University of Redlands men's soccer team aiming at return to top of SCIAC
Redlands Daily Facts

Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival will close with Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and fireworks
Redlands Daily Facts
Shelli Stockton is mistress of ceremonies for the Aug. 22 concert, and intermission speaker is Dr. Ralph Kuncl, president of the University of Redlands. There is no admission charge. For information, visit or call 909-793-7316.

City Manager Martín Magaña hires Charles “Chuck” Maynard
Desert Star Weekly
Interim Police Chief Charles Maynard comes to the city with over 33 years of Law Enforcement experience and is the former (Retired) Chief of Police for the Town of San Anselmo in Marin County. He possesses a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Management from the University of Redlands…

Tabetha Wittenmyer to run for city council
Redlands Daily Facts
Wittenmyer, 35, who has lived in Redlands for the majority of 20 years, said she graduated from the University of Redlands in the same class as Redlands mayor Pete Aguilar. Bulldog Athletics in the news:

Oseguera to anchor University of Redlands cross country
Redlands Daily Facts
University of Redlands Cross County Last season: The Bulldogs finished seventh in the SCIAC, the women's team finished fifth. Key returners: For the men's...

University of Redlands women's soccer ready to bounce back after rough 2013 season
Redlands Daily Facts
University of Redlands women's soccer Last season: 6-10-3 overall, 5-7-2 6th in SCIAC Returning players: Among the returners are...

Does Ecoliteracy Prevent Environmental Action
In his chapter, "Ecoliteracy: Knowledge is Not Enough," Hempel, Professor of Environmental Sciences at Redlands University, states that environmental education should restore nature-based attachment to place and go beyond teaching science--- it should include ethical, cultural, and political dimensions.

“Pokorny Seminar meets Miss Cassie”
The School of Music has added a new video. Click link to view.

Seventh Annual Pokorny Low Brass Seminar held at University of Redlands
Redlands Daily Facts
The seventh annual Pokorny Low Brass Seminar, for players of low brass instruments including tuba and trombone, was held June 30 to July 3 at the University of Redlands.

Kids in Redlands get lesson in musical instruments by experts
Redlands Daily Facts
Fetta, the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival’s artistic adviser, was joined by Kira Blumberg, a University of Redlands professor and violist, to host his popular Symphony For Kids workshop that shows how musical instruments work and sound.

University of Redlands coach has memories of Landon Donovan
Redlands Daily Facts/San Bernardino Sun
Ralph Perez had just joined the coaching staff of the Los Angeles Galaxy when he began to hear word of a young phenom. “I was told I had to take a look at this kid,” said Perez, now the men’s soccer coach at the University of Redlands. “They told me there is this superstar kid in Redlands and everyone was raving about him.”

Smooth sailing for first Fil-Am to command US aircraft carrier
Philippine Daily Inquirer
He doesn’t think he’s any more special than his fellow Navy officers but Capt. Ronald Ravelo (UR alum) made history by becoming the first Filipino-American to command an aircraft carrier in the US Navy after taking command of the USS Abraham Lincoln on Aug. 7, taking over from his brother-in-law Capt. Karl Thomas.

Mild Improvement in California Job Growth Last Month
Loma Linda City News
According to the study, conducted by the University of Redlands Institute for Spatial Economic Analysis (ISEA), most areas in both Northern California and Southern California show 1% to 3% moderate job increase. The Inland Empire, San Francisco region, Sacramento, and Fresno are leading the pack showing more than 3% job increase. However, Yuba City, Marysville, Nevada City, Sonora, and Madera are still shedding jobs with no improvement in June.

Little Compton biographer portrays TV news icon
East Bay RI
In a speech two years ago at the University of Redlands in Southern California, Mr. Pierpoint’s alma mater, Mr. Silvia called Mr. Pierpoint “the last Murrow boy,” primarily because, he said, Mr. Pierpoint “was there when television news was in its infancy, as it was figuring out what it wanted to be when it grew up. He was at the epicenter of a time when news was seen by those who helped invent it as a public trust, not a private profit center.” (FYI: Pierpoint Lecture at University coming this fall. Watch Bulldog Bites for information.)

James J. Court named president of First American Property and Casualty Insurance Group
Court earned a bachelor's degree in Information Systems from the University of Redlands and his Master of Business Administration degree from the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University.

VIDEO: Rail to Redlands—Jack Dangermond discusses the future of transit and plans to bring the rail to the University of Redlands.

Children explore spatial learning at University of Redlands
Redlands City News
On July 19, more than 20 local 5th and 6th graders from Lugonia and Franklin Elementary schools learned about geography in a hands-on kids all-day camp at the University of Redlands.

Univ.of Redlands professor Johannes Moenius to speak at IAFOR conference
Redlands Daily Facts
University of Redlands Professor Johannes Moenius will be a featured speaker at the International Academic Forum’s (IAFOR) Conference of Sustainability, Energy and the Environment 2014 to be held Sept. 11-14 in Providence, Rhode Island.

Local artist lands dream venue: Levi’s Stadium
Turlock Journal
When the San Francisco 49ers hit the field in 2014 there will be two Valley natives on display at the brand new Levi’s Stadium—Colin Kaepernick and Nick Brown (UR alum).

Quiet the Mind
meditation room

The University’s Meditation Room opened in 2007 and is one of the first “contemplative classroom” spaces in the country.

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