Feature Stories

A Life of Dedication

Dr. Louis J. Agnese, Jr. 30th Anniversary as UIW President By Sr. Helena Monahan, CCVI ’68 BA I smile when I tell people that I was enjoying my first European trip with my dear friend Sr. Dot Ettling when Lou Agnese was hired. I had nothing to do with it! I did, however, work with

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Feature Stories

Sisters in 1964 on their way from San Antonio to establish a mission in Cimbote, Peru. Images courtesy of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word Archives

Exploring a Legacy

By Brance Arnold ’10 MA Throughout the textured lines of history, a spirit of adventure has remained as innate to the human experience as love or dreaming. From their early beginnings, this adventurous spirit has run deep in the founding congregation of the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW), the Sisters of Charity of the

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A Bright Spot

By Rebecca Esparza ’99 BBA ’03 MBA Dr. David A. Ortiz has been thanked by countless numbers of students over the years. But he will never forget one special encounter with the grandmother of a recent graduate. Ortiz, the founding director of the University of the Incarnate Word’s Graduate Support Center, said it happened last

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UIW alumna embraces new community, strives to make a difference

By Crystale Lopez Born and raised in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Iréne Tombo ’15 BA along with her parents and eight siblings, fled the war torn country known for its conflict ridden environment and poor treatment of women. “Throughout the time I lived in Goma, the most unstable region in the country, my

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Jacobson in front of her gallery in Wimberley, Texas.

Among the Wildflowers

By Ashley Festa Linda Calvert Jacobson ’90 BA says she’s led a backwards life, but it seems to have taken her exactly where she wanted to be. “Most people get a degree, then a job, then they open a business,” said Jacobson, a Floresville native who is best known for her Texas wildflower paintings. “I

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President's Message


President’s Message

Dear Friends: Time really flies when you’re doing what you love. At least it has for me during the 30 years I’ve been president of Incarnate Word College/University of the Incarnate Word. So on the eve of the 30th anniversary of my inauguration as president – March 25, the feast of the Annunciation – I’d

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Campus News

(Pictured L-R) Mickey and Dr. Louis Agnese, Jr. share a photo with President of the Republic of Namibia Dr. Hage Geingob and his wife Monica Kalondo.

President of the Republic of Namibia visits UIW

The board of trustees of the World Affairs Council of San Antonio hosted a visit from the President of the Republic of Namibia, Dr. Hage Geingob, on the University of the Incarnate Word campus. This fall, Geingob delivered an exclusive preview of his address to the United Nations in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room.

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Alumni Connections

James G. Van Straten

Class Notes Spring 2016

1960s James G. Van Straten ’61 MEd has written and published a riveting and poignant memoir describing the author’s military service as the senior medical advisor to the Army of the Republic of Vietnam. It focuses on the ancient culture of the Vietnamese people as well as their traditions and values. The book is entitled “A Different Face of War: Memories

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University Collective

Jennielle Strother

University Collective Spring 2016

Dr. Renee Bellanger, associate professor of pharmacy instruction, presented “Drugs and Nutrients: Clinically-Important Interactions” at the Texas Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (TASPEN) monthly meeting, San Antonio, Texas, in August and presented “Impact of Drug Nutrient Shortages” at the Society of Critical Care Medicine Texas chapter annual symposium, San Antonio, Texas, in October. She

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Cardinals Athletics


Making his pitch

By Brian Hudgins Some athletes wait forever for a chance to fulfill their professional dreams. For UIW senior Geno Encina, his dream became a reality last summer with a phone call from the Toronto Blue Jays. Encina is the eighth player in UIW history to be drafted by a major league team. The Toronto Blue

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The Back Page


39th Annual Swing-In

Please join us for the 39th Annual Swing-In Auction Party on Thursday, April 28 Golf Tournament on Friday, April 2 All proceeds from this two-day event go towards student scholarships at UIW. Grab your hat and boots and two-step the night away during this year’s “Wild West” Silent & Live Auction Party. Then hit the

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