Feature Stories

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 Ahsley 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

Jul 9th, 2014 | By
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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

Jul 9th, 2014 | By
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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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UIW bids farewell to retirees

Jul 9th, 2014 | By
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As another academic year comes to a close, the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) would like to extend a warm farewell and thank you to several long-time members of the UIW community who collectively hold over 200 years of service to the university. George Burnette, emeritus director of technical theatre, joined the university in

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The Sochi Experience

Jul 9th, 2014 | By
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Sam Sanders ’07 BA, National Public Radio (NPR) producer, spent three weeks in Sochi, Russia for the 2014 Winter Olympics held from Feb. 7-23. Sanders was among five NPR journalists covering the games. “It was a blast,” said Sanders. “I covered mainly freestyle events such as snowboarding and skiing.” Though access to the (Olympic) Village

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Flight surgeon destined to help and empower others

Mar 15th, 2014 | By
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By Rudy Arispe ’97 BA While doing his internship at Brooke Army Medical Center, Dr. Clarence Marcus Lee, Jr. ’04 BS wanted to help at-risk students from underprivileged backgrounds stay in school and reach for the stars. So he asked his colleagues where he might start. They suggested he look into Sam Houston High School

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Cardinal shares perspective shaped by life events

Mar 15th, 2014 | By
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By Raul Dominguez The drills in preparation for the University of the Incarnate Word’s (UIW) upcoming football season were painfully exhausting and the heat was oppressive. The Cardinals were struggling to make it through a humid practice, but surely it wasn’t as difficult for their newest teammate. Jason Everding enrolled in college after serving four

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UIW’s Mexico City campus growing by leaps and bounds

Mar 15th, 2014 | By
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By Brance Arnold ’10 MA The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) continues to expand its reach globally by providing students from all over the world access to a quality education. A shining example of this international initiative is Centro Universitario Incarnate Word (CIW), UIW’s campus located in Mexico City. Founded in 2003, CIW is

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