Monthly Archives: December 2011

Real World 101: A New Paradigm in Higher Education by Nido Qubein, president of High Point University

In August 2011, UTS president, Dr. Richard Panzer, wrote an article for the Cornerstone about Barrytown College. http://www.utsalumni.org/news/barrytown-college-on-the-hudson-by-richard-panzer-ph-d-uts-79-and-current-uts-president-2202/ Dr. Panzer called for the Seminary alumni to ask hard questions and engage in constructive dialogue: “What makes a college a great educational institution? Over the long run it is the graduates.  The success of our first […]

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Quote for the Week

“From the space program, we learn that tremendous power is needed to clear the pull of Earth’s gravity. So it is with breaking old habits. Breaking deeply embedded habits such as procrastinating, criticizing, overeating, or laziness involves more than a little wishing and willpower. Often our own resolve is not enough. We need reinforcing relationships–people […]

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Building Community: One Neighbor At A Time – Mike Yakawich (UTS’87)

Building Community: One Neighbor At A Time “Tong-ban kyuk-pa” A family report January 2012 by Mike Yakawich Mike Yakawich (UTS'87) (Note: Over the years I had submitted these testimonies regarding our work in the community. Without position or agenda, God laid on …

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Socrates: “The unexamined life is not worth living”

Don Sardella (UTS’ 80) As we are all trying to peacefully wrap up the year (I assume that that is a safe assumption) and prepare for 2012, many, like myself, feel called to reflect back and plan ahead. Even though the annual calendar is a man-made way to mark time, …

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From American Idol to Mormon Missionary

I know of a couple of UTS alumni who have, since graduation, returned to, continued, or embraced the Mormon faith. I remember hearing that family and community culture was a strong attraction and motivation for them. The Cornerstone welcomes further feedback from all alumni on their spiritual journeys and choices in their lives of faith. […]

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Virtue for the Week: Tact

Tact is telling the truth kindly, considerate of how your words affect others’ feelings. Think before you speak, knowing what is better left unsaid. When you are tactful, others find it easier to hear what you have to say. Tact builds bridges.

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Final update-Denis Collins (UTS’82)

the fifteen radiation sessions in november zipped by. i was zapped on the front and backside (need to cook both sides of a hamburger) for 15 days over three weeks (you get weekends off). major side effect was the radiation swelling up the esophagus, so for a week or two my diet was very limited. […]

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2012, the Year of..

Your opinion? What do UTS alumni and friends have to say about cooperatives? The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives, highlighting the contribution of cooperatives to socio-economic development, particularly their impact on poverty reduction, employment generation and social integration. With the theme of “Cooperative Enterprises Build a …

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Talking Stick Communication – Don Sardella (UTS’80)

As I am studying my way through Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s most recently released book “The 3rd Alternative – Solving Life’s Most Difficult Problems”, I have been reawakened to the power and the practical value of effective, empathic listening via the Talking Stick Communication, so well taught and demonstrated by Dr. Covey.   For those not yet […]

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Bringing Spirituality to Medicine: Chaplaincy

  Several  UTS alumni have recently made a career in chaplaincy. They work in hospitals, prisons and even the US Army. These 2 articles appeared in the WSJ on December 6th, written by Laura Landro.   The UTS AA seeks to highlight the work of chaplains, support their efforts and inform other UTS alumni of […]

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