Feature Stories

State of the Arts

Jul 13th, 2015 | By
(L-R) Miguel Cortinas, Robert Seddon and William Gokelman.

By Brance Arnold ’10 MA Renowned architect and urban planner Arthur Erickson once said, “Vitality is radiated from exceptional art and architecture.” The University of the Incarnate Word’s (UIW) new Fine Arts Complex is not only exemplary of vitality in terms of brilliant architecture, but, more importantly, in providing a means of cultivating and expressing,

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Both Sides of the Lens

Jul 13th, 2015 | By
Alumni Ya’Ke Smith and Mikala Gibson.

Duo rising stars in film industry By Rudy Arispe ’97 BA Little did Ya’Ke Smith ’03 BA and Mikala Gibson ’00 BA know that when he began writing for The Logos, the University of the Incarnate Word’s (UIW) student newspaper, and was assigned to interview the then-theatre major, who had been nominated for a local

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Alumni hold passion for life abroad

Jul 13th, 2015 | By
Ingle poses in front of the Tuileries Garden in Paris.

By Brance Arnold ’10 MA Study abroad experiences often leave an indelible impact on the lives of students who graduate and step out into the world to pursue their personal and career aspirations. As reported by the Institute of International Education, 289,408 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in 2012-13. The number of American

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The Big Picture

Jul 13th, 2015 | By
Yvette Reyna, UIW alumna and adjunct professor.

UIW students learn specialty and craft of event planning By Brian Hudgins Yvette Reyna’s ’03 BA ’12 MA experience planning events started in the same way as many professionals in the industry, planning family events. She was trying to balance her roles as both an undergraduate student and a single mom while planning family gatherings.

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UIW School of Physical Therapy inaugural class culminates journey

Jul 13th, 2015 | By
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By Crystale Lopez On May 9, the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) School of Physical Therapy (SoPT) graduated the first 50 students from the Entry-Level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program along with nine students of the online post-professional DPT program. These trailblazers not only successfully completed the program, but also played a major

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The UIW Effect

Mar 13th, 2015 | By
Alumna Alejandra “Ale” Barraza, principal of SAISD’s Carroll Early Childhood Education Center.

By Crystale Lopez Alejandra “Ale” Barraza ’05 MAT, principal of SAISD’s Carroll Early Childhood Education Center, has set a precedence for herself to carry on the movement of great teaching and support to the community that all began for her at the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW). “My undergraduate degree is in business, it

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Building Beasts, Beauties and Zombies

Mar 13th, 2015 | By
Tovar instructs a student during a 3-D animation class.

By Brian Hudgins Matt Tovar’s ’08 BA journey from virtual street fighter to senior cinematic animator carried him from San Antonio to sunny California. His introduction to video games came through playing various titles on Nintendo and PlayStation systems. “The Street Fighter series – I would play that with friends,” Tovar said. “I never actually

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The Art of Resilience

Mar 13th, 2015 | By
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Alumnus Winslow Swart ’03 BBA ’05 MAA thinks beyond boundaries. His organizational development firm, Winslow Consulting, has trained leaders and teams on three continents. He has been both a student and a master in the classroom and at the dojo. Winslow is the first non-Japanese man in the world to reach the seventh-degree, master-level rank

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Touching History

Mar 13th, 2015 | By
Boyle and Harrell display a photo taken at the “Gone with the Wind” exhibit in Austin in 1994.

By Ashley Festa Intricate. Delicate. Precise. That’s the status quo for every University of the Incarnate Word fashion design student. But two of them discovered just how painstakingly complicated some needlework projects could be. Alumna Carrie Harrell ’89 BA and former student Jan Hevenor Boyle spent nearly 900 hours measuring, planning, cutting and sewing—not to

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The TED experience, connecting lines of human experience

Mar 13th, 2015 | By
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By Brance Arnold ’10 MA When I got the call in August from an organizer for TEDxSanAntonio, I thought he was saying “FedEx” and almost hung up on him. He said, “No wait! This is a big deal! This is Chris with TEDxSanAntonio.” Then it hit me. A few months prior a friend of mine,

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