TAKE CARE OF YOUR PENNIES, AND YOUR DOLLARS WILL TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES

During my banking career, I reviewed the financial statements of innumerable businesses, both large and small, for-profit and not-for-profit. I also gave counsel to countless customers regarding their personal financial practices. Whether the focus was a multimillion-dollar corporate budget or a homemaker’s monthly household budget, some of the same principles applied. Don F. Calfee, my…

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UMSI Family Ministries Network

As Coordinator of Family Ministry for the NAUMS, Inc. Corporation, I am excited to announce a new opportunity for family ministry leaders in UMSI schools. The Family Ministry Team at Veritas Academy in Austin will be launching a closed Facebook group for individuals who either are working in a family ministry capacity in one of our UMSI…

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AdvancEd Systems Accreditation Recap

AdvancEd Systems Accreditation is open to UMSI schools that are members of NAUMS, Inc., an AdvancED accredited educational corporation:  Corporate officials submitted the application for Systems Accreditation in August 2019 (see steps below):  The application process includes a Readiness Visit, to be scheduled to NAUMS’ Corporate Headquarters prior to December 31, 2019,  The goal of the Readiness Visit is to determine the…

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March Prayer Focus

Come to me all, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 At this point in the school year, I think many of us could use a little rest.  Following spring break, most school leaders are heading towards home plate to wind up the school year. Yet, while we…

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UMSI Database: Membersite

We rely on school administrators (or his/her designees) to keep schools’ demographic and contact information up-to-date.  For assistance, contact Pamela Oberg at accounting@umsi.org or Donnie Blair at dblair@umsi.org.  Remember: Membersite has three components: (1) School demographic information, (2) Repository of materials and archived webinars, presentations, etc., and (3) Communication Forum that can be used when all faculty,…

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Focus on the Family Broadcast with Ellen and Glen Schuknecht

Ellen Schuknecht (Veritas Academy of Austin, TX) and her husband, Glen, were recently featured on a Focus on the Family broadcast, titled “Building a Spiritual Heritage for Future Generations,” which is based on their book A Spiritual Heritage. We are honored and privileged to have Ellen Schuknecht’s service to UMSI Schools as a Family Ministry…

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Strategic Planning Retreat

The big news in the Business/Finance world stems from NAUMS’ recently completed Strategic Planning Retreat. Several heavy hitters, i.e., individuals with strong backgrounds in business and finance, gathered from across the UMSI footprint to brainstorm around challenges and opportunities facing our organization over the next few years. Many exciting ideas arose from our discussion. Without…

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February Prayer Focus

From Erin to You: We would be remiss not to broach the subject of “love” in February. At the core of everyone is the desire to be loved. The word “love” is so misused. I love chocolate cake. I love sports cars. I love movies. Love is not a feeling, but a person. 1 John…

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January Prayer Focus

“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”  Isaiah 43:19 Happy New Year!  Please find a prayer below that I am going to ask us to join together to pray for the UMSI this month….

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