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Feature Stories

Texas State Representatives live the Mission of service

By Rudy Arispe ’97 BA They are two rising stars in a state-wide political arena; one Democrat, the other Republican. Yet, each shares the same vision of greater good for their respective constituents. Texas House of Representatives Justin Rodriguez ’97 BBA (D-San Antonio) and Jose M. Lozano ’05 MAA (R-Kingsville) are University of the Incarnate

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Feature Stories


Man on a Mission

  By Brian Hudgins Five years ago, Jen Lee’s goal was to walk again. Five months ago, he was racing toward a vastly different goal – he wanted to see the U.S. flag raised high as the national anthem was heard loud and clear by thousands of Russian citizens. Lee and his teammates on the

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Revolutionizing medical science

By Ashley Festa What began as a love for catching bugs in the great outdoors turned into a career path that has the potential to revolutionize medical science. Dr. Robert Miranda ’04 BS ’06 MS admits he never wanted to be a medical doctor. But after earning his Ph.D. in biology and now working as

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Wild about silk

By Crystale Lopez Dr. Richard Peigler, professor of biology at the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW), has been an entomologist since he was three years old and collected insects in jars. A passion for science, nature, and insects – particularly moths – led Peigler to a world of ethnographic treasures he has shared across

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UIW’s Lion Dance connects a community

By Brance Arnold ’10 MA It is the Year of the Horse! Jianhong Zhang and Mingzhi Chen, also known as Kevin and Eddie, were filled with nervous energy and palpable excitement before performing the lion dance for the first time publicly at the Institute of World Cultures’ (IWC) Asian New Year celebration, held annually at

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President's Message

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President’s Message

A special letter from Dr. Denise Doyle, chancellor of UIW. President Dr. Louis Agnese has just returned from a sabbatical. Dear Friends: There is a feeling you get at UIW when commencement is upon us. It is a sense of anticipation! The campus is abuzz with grounds men blowing leaves and trimming hedges. Everything is

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Campus News

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2014 Alumna of Distinction for Service in Mission

The 2014 Alumna of Distinction for Service in Mission was Jennifer Staubach Gates ’88 BSN. A lifelong Dallasite, Gates was elected to her first term as a Dallas City Council Member in 2013. She currently serves as the vice chair of the Budget, Finance and Audit Committee and sits on the Public Safety Committee as

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Alumni Connections


Class Notes Summer 2014

1970s Christine Condren ’72 BA recently retired as director of special education from the North East Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas. She had worked as a teacher and administrator in special education for 40 years. Mary Betty Callender ’76 BSN retired from Ohio Health home care in Columbus, Ohio after 18 years in

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University Collective

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University Collective Summer 2014

UIW bids farewell to Dr. Andrew Buzzelli, dean of the Rosenberg School of Optometry (RSO), as he leaves the university to assume the role of founding dean of the Kentucky College of Optometry at the University of Pikeville this July. Buzzelli joined the university in June 2011. He was presented with the Educator of the

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Cardinals Athletics


The first of their kind

By Raul Dominguez, Jr. University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) senior Thiago Parravicini has competed internationally for the Brazilian national swimming team. So, when he says the Cardinals can have success on a larger stage, he speaks from experience. It’s not just a hunch. The Rio de Janeiro native has put the theory into practice

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The Back Page


37th Annual Swing-In Kentucky Derby

Guests donned their best hats and Southern attire at this year’s Kentucky Derby themed Swing-In Auction Party and Golf Tournament! Over 500 guests attended the auction party on May 1 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room and more than 300 golfers participated in the golf tournament held at Republic Golf Club on May 2.

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