YTI Blog

President’s Travelogue: Edinburgh

Jay Smith, President  |  February 27, 2017 11:06 am

Cultural Stew The first day of my trip to Scotland and England was unremarkable in many ways – four different airports, not much sleep, airplane food, and followed by an early, rainy arrival in Edinburgh. But it was also remarkable in a few ways. I had an encounter with a young business woman from Edinburgh, … MORE

A Little Knowledge Can Be a Dangerous Thing…

Bill Fowler, Provost  |  February 15, 2017 2:57 pm

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Especially If It Is Biblical Knowledge We have all seen it; equip a beginner with some knowledge that he or she has never before possessed and you unintentionally create a monster. Okay, not a monster, but someone who suddenly assumes “expert” status and begins to dictate to anyone who will listen, how to…whatever. And if … MORE

Old Snow

Jay Smith, President  |  January 26, 2017 12:35 pm

Driving to a meeting in Bozeman yesterday, I suddenly noticed something I had not given much thought: old snow.You know, when the late winter temperature gets high enough that the snow begins melting rapidly and, when mixed with the travel debris on the road, the remaining snow takes on a dirty, ragged character. Snow that … MORE

Jingle Bells

Jay Smith, President  |  December 22, 2016 11:43 am

The season is upon us. At least it is here in Montana. Single digit temperatures, accompanied by copious amounts of snow, twinkling lights and carols – those old, familiar songs of the season – are to be found at almost every turn. Although I am a musician and I love the carols, one of the … MORE

The Gifts of the Magi

Bill Fowler, Provost  |  December 20, 2016 10:00 am

When we think of the gifts presented to Jesus by the Wise Men who came from the east, it is easy to focus on the obvious; gold, frankincense, and myrrh. These were, indeed, perfect gifts. Some gifts at Christmas do not “fit” well; whether due to size, color, or personality. We have all received gifts … MORE