Monthly Archives: June 2015

Governance Symposium at the UTS Alumni Conference ~ Jim Dougherty

  As part of the 2015 UTS Alumni Conference at Unification Theological Seminary, alumni and panelists on church governance met for a session on “Governance for Not-for-Profit and Faith-Based Organizations” on May 25 at UTS in Barrytown, New York. UTS President Dr. Hugh Spurgin greeted attendees and those watching remotely from around the world, and invited all to participate regardless […]

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Reflecting on Truman’s decision to defend freedom in South Korea ~Dennis Jamison (UTS’78)

Less than five years after deciding to use the atomic bomb to end World War II, President Truman had to debate sending US troops to protect South Korea. President Truman

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Montana Juneteenth 2015 in Billings: a Great Celebration ~Mike Yakawich (UTS’87)

Hello Friends: Here are some photos on our Juneteenth program today. As we often talk about race relations (from Ferguson to Charleston) and our thoughts on them, we are grateful for the relationships we have  among  and within our community here in Billings. Pastor Melvin Terry is the Chair of the Black Heritage Foundation and […]

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For US, sponsoring good government in Eastern Europe is all about Russia ~curated by Robin James Graham (UTS’80)

By promoting anti-corruption efforts in countries like Hungary and the Czech Republic, the US hopes to prevent Russia or others from ‘hollowing out’ young democracies by gaining undue influence. By Sara Miller Llana

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The Real Reason College Tuition Costs So Much

By Paul F. Campos BOULDER, Colo. — ONCE upon a time in America, baby boomers paid for college with the money they made from their summer jobs. Then, over the course of the next …

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Quote of the Week: St. Maximus

“Theology without action is the theology of demons.” ~Saint Maximus the Confessor

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A Prayer for Emanuel AME Church

They had Bible study last night at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, in the same room where the shootings occurred a week earlier. The funerals begin today. Nine lives were taken by racism turned violent, as it often does. The media have covered the …

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‘The Art of Woo’: Selling Your Ideas to the Entire Organization, One Person at a Time ~ curated by Don Sardella (UTS’80)

    Amazon.com               Former Chrysler chairman Lee Iacocca once noted, “You can have brilliant ideas; but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.” In their new book, The Art of Woo: Using Strategic Persuasion to Sell Your Ideas, Wharton legal studies and business ethics …

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Virtue for the Week: Thoughtfulness

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Culture is Changing: Fundraising Needs to Change With It ~curated by Robin James Graham (UTS’80)

Is creating a “culture of philanthropy” the answer? As nonprofits struggle to secure resources, one fund development approach that’s attracting attention is developing a “culture of philanthropy.” But what does that mean? And what difference does it make?

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