Feature Stories

A Life of Dedication

Mar 11th, 2016 | By
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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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Exploring a Legacy

Mar 11th, 2016 | By
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

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

Mar 11th, 2016 | By
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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

Mar 11th, 2016 | By
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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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Among the Wildflowers

Mar 11th, 2016 | By
Jacobson in front of her gallery in Wimberley, Texas.

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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On Writing Right

Mar 11th, 2016 | By
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By Tricia Schwennesen Writers write, right? And accountants and scientists work with numbers and data, right? It turns out that’s not so clear cut. Educators at the University of Incarnate Word recognize that many professions require the ability to write well. Attorneys must write legal briefs and affidavits, scientists must report on findings, and accountants

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Birth of a Tradition

Mar 11th, 2016 | By
The Marching Cardinals and Red perform during the first football game of the 2015 season.

By Brance Arnold ’10 MA As with every great university, a strong fight song resonates proudly through the course of time. With the addition of new uniforms and a new name, the Marching Cardinals now proudly claim their own fight song. “I thought, well, new uniforms, new name, and things work well in threes, so

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The Art of Giving

Nov 20th, 2015 | By
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“Art is an extremely important part of one’s life. It’s food for the soul,” said Betty Stieren Kelso at her home in midtown San Antonio which resembles a museum with a vibrant, historical collection of artwork from all over the world. Betty and her husband Lt. Col. Robert (Bob) E. Kelso (Ret.) have traveled the

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Word Web Exclusive – Engineering GEMS

Nov 20th, 2015 | By
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Innovation is often born of the simplest of moments. For Dr. Michael Frye, associate professor of engineering, and Dr. Sreerenjini Nair, assistant professor of physics, one such moment came last spring, which led to the hosting of the first engineering camp by the University of the Incarnate Word’s (UIW) Autonomous Vehicle Systems (AVS) Research and

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A Legacy of Success

Nov 20th, 2015 | By
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As another graduating class received their diplomas this May, the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) bid a fond farewell to two retiring administrators who have led thousands of students to success. Dr. Denise Doyle, most recently the university’s chancellor, held many leadership positions during her 27 years at UIW. She served as provost, vice

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