Feature Stories

A Community of Support

By Brance Arnold ’10 MA As the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) advances into its 134th year, a deep, rich sense of pride and community remains as genuine and vibrant as its picturesque campus. There’s a feeling of home that resonates with not only students, but also faculty, alumni, parents, administration, staff, benefactors, and

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Feature Stories


Navigating the future through collaborative research

By Brian Hudgins The U.S. Air Force and the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) have teamed up to give problem solvers on campus the tools to provide San Antonio residents and people throughout the country some added safety and security. Through a $486,000 grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, UIW put

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Generation to Generation

By Rudy Arispe ’97 BA Abe Cortez was tending business as usual at Paris Hatters in downtown San Antonio on another sweltering August afternoon last year with temperatures hovering around 105. So he thought it rather odd when a customer, who had just walked in off the street, was wearing a red jogging suit zipped

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Success through cultural respect

By Ashley Festa In the socialist economy of China, business partnerships often have more to do with cultural respect than money. Even an unintentional offense can cause a deal to crumble. Because these details are crucial to doing business in China, Dr. Osman Özturgut wanted his doctoral students to learn cultural decorum firsthand. He believed

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NSLS Habitat for Humanity

Students show spirit through leadership and volunteerism

By Rebecca Esparza ’99 BA ’03 MBA Growing up in San Antonio, Katie Weitman learned firsthand from her mother about leadership and volunteerism. Today, she would not trade her involvement in a campus sorority for the world. Every year, students at the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) have an opportunity to join any of

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President's Message


President’s Message

Dear Friends: Welcome to the 2014 donor’s issue of The Word. This is our way of saying “Thank You” to the many special people from around the world who contribute to the continued betterment of the University of the Incarnate Word. We kicked-off the fall semester on a high note by setting another enrollment record.

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Campus News

Brooks Signing for Med School

UIW announces plans to build medical school at Brooks City Base

The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) has selected Brooks City Base as the site of its new School of Osteopathic Medicine. UIW President Dr. Lou Agnese and Brooks City Base President and CEO Leo Gomez formalized the partnership by signing a memorandum of understanding on June 10, following a meeting of the Brooks City

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Alumni Connections

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UIW’s Fine Arts Complex gets a makeover

William Gokelman, professor of music and chair of the music department, directs the Cardinal Chorale in the new choir rehearsal room at UIW’s Fine Arts Complex. “It is truly a blessing to have the appropriate spaces for rehearsing and music making. We have never had true rehearsal rooms before, having had to rehearse the 80-100

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University Collective

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University Collective Fall 2014

Rosenberg School of Optometry (RSO) Library Director Vasilios (Basil) Aivaliotis officially retired from the university on July 1, 2014. A retirement farewell was held in his honor. Aivalitos worked at UIW for 37 years and earned an MBA in 1999 and BBA in 1981 from the university. Dr. David Campos, professor of teacher education, co-authored

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Cardinals Athletics

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Cardinals soar in Southland

By Brance Arnold ’10 MA Now in their second season as members of the NCAA Division I’s Southland Conference, UIW’s student-athletes are setting the bar in academics. With 123 honorees named to the Southland Conference Commissioner’s 2014 Spring Academic Honor Roll and 17 student-athletes earning a perfect 4.0 grade-point average, UIW topped the list of

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The Back Page

LTW 2014 A Cardinals Christmas Design

28th Annual Light the Way: A Cardinals Christmas

The holidays are quickly approaching but before your schedule fills up, don’t forget to join us for the 28th Annual Light the Way on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, 7:30 p.m. in the Gayle & Tom Benson Stadium sponsored by H-E-B! This year’s celebration is A Cardinals Christmas as we honor the 10th anniversary of our

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