Monthly Archives: January 2012

Researchers say your tribe is more important than anything else.

Dave Logan, John King and Halee Fischer-Wright , authors of Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization Employee Tribes: Five Stages Stage One: These tribes are distinguished by hostility and despair. Their members say things like “Life sucks.” Stage Two: These tribes are characterized by apathy and a sense of futility. They don’t try, they don’t […]

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UTS Barrytown Speakers’ Forum

Reiko Mickler’s Sushi Class a Big Hit Reiko Mickler Thursday night’s UTS Speakers’ Forum featured a class on how to make sushi at home, …

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Housekeeping Request

Please take some time to update your records on utsalumni.org Each of you has a profile page. Some of those pages have old, old information. This can be accessed through the edit profile link at the top right hand of the www.utsalumni.org page. To show you an example, here is my profile ( which probably […]

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Feedback on the 2012 Last Days UTS Alumni Reunion

The race is not yet over, but the  strongest support is for an All-Classes  UTS Alumni Reunion to be held in Las Vegas, NV. Barrytown, NY  is a close second, with a suggestion to have worldwide reunions for those who are not able to travel so far. e.g  a Reunion in the UK ( for […]

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In Memoriam

Marking the Passing of a Seminary Alumna: Apostle Carolyn Younger-Nolan Carolyn Younger-Nolan (UTS 'o7)   Rev. Carolyn Younger-Nolan, UTS alum (MDiv. 2007), returned home to God earlier this week. Apostle Nolan was not only a faithful and spirited daughter of God but …

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Quote for the Week

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

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Virtue for the Week: Self-discipline

Self-discipline means self-control. It is doing what you really want to do, rather than being tossed around by your feelings like a leaf in the wind. You act instead of react. You get things done in an orderly and efficient way. With self-discipline, you take charge of yourself.  

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Morality and Capitalism

Greed isn’t good, but capitalism is the most virtuous system on the market by Daniel Hannan DAILY TELEGRAPH, London January 19th (brought to our attention by William Haines (UTS’92) who lives in London, UK) There’s nothing selfish about capitalism. Like every economic model, it is a matrix within within which actors can behave morally or […]

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Quote for the Week

“This is the lesson: never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”  Winston Churchill HarrowSchool, 29 October 1941

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“How the Divine Principle Fulfills Mormon Messianic Expectations for the End Times” by Bret Moss (UTS’96)

I wrote this thesis in 1996 in my third year at UTS while recovering from Lyme Disease.  I wrote it with the intention of creating an innovative way to witness to Mormons.  With the increase in the national interest of the Mormon religion and the rising popularity of digital publishing which allow books like this one to be read […]

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