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TODAY REDLANDS COMMUNITY MUSIC ASSOCIATIONS “SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL” We welcome Beverly Noerr, Executive Director of the Redlands Community Music Association, sharing with us today not only the new Summer Music Festival Season but also some exciting changes at the Redlands Bowl!

This Week Our own GRAEME AUTON will follow up last weekʼs program on Ukraine with a program on the challenges posed by Russia and the rise of Vladimir Putin. He might also talk about the Obama Administrationʼs response to those challenges since last yearʼs confrontation over Syria. As THE SPOKE goes to press, events look increasingly tenuous in eastern Ukraine, with some 40,000 Russian troops assembled on that countryʼs border.

TODAY Here to give the Club both an academic and personal per- spective on the events unfolding in Ukraine is Ukraine na- tive NATALIA CHERKAS. A professor at University of Redlands School of Business this year as a Fulbright Scholar, her dissertation was titled “Macroeconomic Promotion of Manufactured Exports in Ukraine.” She is teaching one or two courses each semester at the School of Business.

On March 8th, students from Redlands East Valley High School and Citrus Valley High School danced with residents of Plymouth Village retirement community in the Compact Careers Club's Dancing with the Senior Stars event. In preparation for the event, the students and Plymouth Village residents attended a free dance session offered by the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Redlands. This event was also made possible with the help of David Maupin, Ann Leonard, and the community at Plymouth Village.

TODAY KYRA STEWART, the new Executive Director of Family Service Association of Redlands, will present today. Stewart joins FSA after a five year stint at Community Connects’ Nonprofit Resource Center. There, she was involved with capacity building and leading projects related to fund de- velopment. She has recently replaced long time executive di- rector Cheryl Heesen who retired after 17 years. Did you know that FSA served the needs of over 1500 families in 2013? Can you name the first employee of FSA? And no, it wasn’t LARRY BURGESS...

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Below is a list of recipients that we have scheduled for this month’s Student of the Month award.


Loryssa Lake – Citrus Valley High School
Bailey Quishenberry – The Grove School
Dylan Pyle – Orangewood High School
Mackenzie Kirkpatrick – Redlands High School

Today U. R. Professor Walter Hutchens will present today on, “Why China?” Walter joined the faculty of the University of Redlands in January 2013 as the inaugural holder of the University Endowed Chair in Global Business. He holds a J.D. and an M.A. in East Asian Studies from Washington University in St. Louis. In addition, he worked for a major New York City