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U of R choirs perform with The Who’s Pete Townshend

Chapel Singers and Bel Canto provide backing vocals at L.A.’s Greek Theater

On Saturday, September 16, the University of Redlands Chapel Singers and Bel Canto choirs traveled to Los Angeles to perform alongside The Who’s Pete Townshend at the Greek Theater. 

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U of R student creates opportunities for Indian children

What began with her parents’ donations to a nonprofit ended with a commitment to education and a master's degree  

When Anjali Bajaj ‘18 was 14 years old, she attended a board meeting for Home of Hope, a California-based nonprofit that empowers South Asian children through education and other activities.

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Conflict, counterculture, and contracts: Johnston Center faculty reflect on program’s beginnings

Professors emeriti Bill McDonald and Yash Owada respond to students’ questions 

On September 4, the final day of New Student Orientation Week, new and returning Johnston Center for Integrative Studies students gathered in the lobby of Bekins-Holt Hall for the Johnston history brunch.

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Environmental business alumnus helms GIS department within days of graduating

Jakob Larson ’17 draws on U of R education in Wildlands Conservancy position

Six days after graduating from the University of Redlands, Jakob Larson ’17 was hired to manage the geographic information systems (GIS) operations for California’s largest land preservation system—and he says it’s all thanks to his Redlands education. 

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Alumnus humbled by prestigious U.S. Navy leadership award

Being a competent leader in the Navy goes beyond just ordering sailors around. Lt. Cmdr. Phil Menard, a U.S. Seventh Fleet Intelligence Watch Officer from Orange, California—a Redlands Business School ’00 alumnus—embraces a philosophy of being present and available for his sailors, and ensuring his team has a clear understanding of each person's role in executing the mission.

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'Major' Decisions

During this time of year, many new and transfer students are taking a big step in their lives, attending a four-year college or university to obtain a bachelor’s degree. With this step comes many important decisions, from choosing a roommate and first-semester classes to deciding which extracurricular activities to join and what to major in. 

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Plaster pains

Fear of a prerequisite course leads to a newfound love

When I was double-checking the requirements for my art major last semester, the word “prerequisite” made my lip curl.

I was technically supposed to have taken all of the prerequisite courses before I got anywhere near an intermediate course, but my relatively late decision to change my art minor to a major made for a few complications. Plus, I was doing my best to avoid a certain class. I understood the logic behind it, of course: the idea of a liberal arts education is to explore a variety of subjects, even within your major. Even if that dreaded subject is sculpture.

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From ghost stories to Comedy Hour to class registration, first-year students embrace the Och Tamale spirit

Last Friday night found a group of University of Redlands orientation leaders surrounded by a rapt audience of new students listening to U of R ghost stories passed down for generations.

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U of R alumna evolves from Bulldog to Blackhawk

Jenny Megenney ’16 ’17 returns to the Redlands Unified School District

“I’m not nervous—I’m just excited to keep learning,” says Jenny Megenney '16 ’17 of the start of her career as an English teacher at Citrus Valley High School. A Redlands native and alumna of both the University of Redlands’ College of Arts and Sciences and its School of Education, Megenney will be teaching in the same school district she grew up in.

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