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From My Desk to Yours: The Church Shall Stand

ULS President’s Newsletter | Spring Term 2018-19 Volume II, Issue 8 “Built on a rock the church shall stand, even when steeples are falling.” From “Built on a Rock” ELW 652 Text by Nicholai Grundtvig 1783-1872; Translation by Carl Doving 1867-1937 Watching as fire and smoke engulfed the Cathedral of Notre Dame, my heart broke. This…

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March 26, 2019

From My Desk to Yours: Community Updates

ULS President’s Newsletter | Spring Term 2018-19 Volume II, Issue 7 In the press of paper deadlines, group projects, CPE, field ed. assignments and all the other academic pursuits here at ULS, it’s easy to forget that life goes on off campus, and affects our community here on campus. This week, we say goodbye to some,…

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March 12, 2019

From My Desk to Yours: Labors of Love

ULS President’s Newsletter | Spring Term 2018-19 Volume II, Issue 6 There are many different elements that make up a great institution of higher learning: Excellent facilities; A committed, intelligent student body; Dedicated staff members working hard; And perhaps most importantly, faculty who are engaged with teaching and scholarship. At ULS, we are certainly blessed with…

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February 19, 2019

From My Desk to Yours: Condolences and Transitions

ULS President’s Newsletter | Spring Term 2018-19 Volume II, Issue 5 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus…

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February 12, 2019

From My Desk to Yours: The Work Goes On

ULS President’s Newsletter | Spring Term 2018-19 Volume II, Issue 4 We’ve experienced some grim winter weather this month, but the work of God’s church goes on. The Apostle Paul was not stopped by a shipwreck and an unplanned visit to the Island of Malta, so we should not be deterred by a little snow and…

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February 5, 2019

From My Desk to Yours: Board of Trustees January Update

ULS President’s Newsletter | Spring Term 2018-19 Volume II, Issue 3 The ULS Board of Trustees held a positive and productive meeting last week on the Philadelphia Campus, addressing several important issues with 17 of the 20 board members in attendance. Members of the faculty, staff, and friends from the community were also present. The board…

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January 28, 2019

From My Desk to Yours: Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

ULS President’s Newsletter | Fall Term 2018-19 Volume II, Issue II Last week, I was invited to make some personal remarks in recognition of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Unfortunately, my wife fell ill. My travel to Arizona to be by her side rendered me unable to present these remarks in person (she is…

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January 15, 2019

From My Desk to Yours: New Beginnings, Painful Endings

ULS President’s Newsletter | Fall Term 2018-19 Volume II, Issue I January at ULS is always a hopeful time. Far-flung students in our Distributed Learning program gather with other students for intensive classes on both campuses during January. It’s been exciting keeping up on social media with students and faculty on an educational trip to The…

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December 11, 2018

From My Desk to Yours: ‘Tis the Season

ULS President’s Newsletter | Fall Term 2018-19 Volume I, Issue 23 In the liturgical calendar, Advent is a time of reflection and renewal, of preparation, of watchful waiting for the glorious promise to come, and the secular calendar mirrors those attributes with its own season of waiting and renewal. Of course, in the academic calendar, this…

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December 3, 2018

From My Desk to Yours: You Can’t Park Here

ULS President’s Newsletter | Fall Term 2018-19 Volume I, Issue 22 “You Can’t Park Here.” My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving Day filled with delicious food and good fellowship. We were blessed to host our daughter, her friend, our nephew, Dorothy’s sister, and our grandson. Each of them filled the room with their charm…

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