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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).

Do you know the Och Tamale?
bulldog athletics logo

The non-sensical Och Tamale chant was originally titled the "Psalm of Collegiate Thanksgiving."

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