Feature Stories

A Community of Support

Nov 14th, 2014 | By
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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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Navigating the future through collaborative research

Nov 14th, 2014 | By
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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

Nov 14th, 2014 | By
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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

Nov 14th, 2014 | By
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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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Students show spirit through leadership and volunteerism

Nov 14th, 2014 | By
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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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Mother and daughter achieve dreams and open new doors

Nov 14th, 2014 | By
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By Crystale Lopez Mother’s Day was more than a celebration of family for Amalia Long ’14 BA, and her daughter Amanda Long ’14 BS. The mother-daughter duo also celebrated accomplishing their goal of graduating from the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) through UIW Online. “It was surreal to have that moment at graduation together

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Cardinals soar in Southland

Nov 14th, 2014 | By
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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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Texas State Representatives live the Mission of service

Jul 9th, 2014 | By
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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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Man on a Mission

Jul 9th, 2014 | By
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  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

Jul 9th, 2014 | By
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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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