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Historic events highlight UIW students’ Roman adventure

Nov 18th, 2013
Historic events highlight UIW students’ Roman adventure

Andrea Cervantes takes a once in a lifetime opportunity to skydive over the Swiss Alps during the students’ trip.   By Crystale Lopez When Alejandra Echavarria, international business major at the University of the Incarnate Word, recruited her fellow classmates and friends -accounting major Alexa Serna, economics major Mario Canales, and nutrition major Andrea Cervantes-to
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Every scar tells a story

Nov 18th, 2013
Every scar tells a story

By Rebecca Esparza ’99 BA & ’03 MBA Amanda Gaytan believes her scars are an important part of who she is today. At just 20, she has been through more medical tribulations than most people endure their entire lives. Yet, the UIW junior has already made her mark in the world in more ways than
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UIW’s new Center for Civic Leadership continues a tradition of service

Nov 18th, 2013
UIW’s new Center for Civic Leadership continues a tradition of service

  By Brance Arnold ’10 MA The University of the Incarnate Word’s (UIW) tradition of cultivating tomorrow’s leaders to be concerned and enlightened citizens is deeply rooted in the Mission of its founders, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. And UIW’s new Center for Civic Leadership (CCL) is reflective of the university’s many
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Setting the Scene

Nov 18th, 2013
Setting the Scene

By Rudy Arispe Emily Ferry, had arrived for work as production began on the set of “Just Cause,” the 1995 crime drama starring Sean Connery, and stepped into an elevator only to find the mega movie star standing there. He stretched out his hand and said, ‘Hello. I’m Sean Connery.’ ” “I couldn’t open my
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Healing generations through scholarship

Nov 18th, 2013
Healing generations through scholarship

  By Brance Arnold ’10 MA “Sigue luchando y no te dejes vencer,” which translates to “keep on fighting and don’t ever give up,” is the mantra Lea Lopez-Fagin ’96 MSN carried close to her heart as she made the lifelong journey from living deep in the jungles of Peru to achieving the American dream
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The Evolution of Brainpower

Jul 15th, 2013
The Evolution of Brainpower

By Ashley Festa Though he didn’t realize it when he began the journey, Chris Vasquez ’13 Pharm.D. has been working toward this day for the past 20 years. Now 24 years old, Vasquez began his Brainpower Connection schools career at age four, in pre-kindergarten at St. Peter Prince of the Apostles School. This past May,
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Animating the Future

Jul 15th, 2013
Animating the Future

By Brance Arnold ’10 MA At a very young age, both Jacob Green ’10 BA and Matt Tovar ’08 BA held a deep passion for all things art, but never knew growing up how they could parlay their love of artistic pursuits into careers. By a touch of fate, each found the answer as students
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UIW partners with Chinese sweater manufacturer

Jul 15th, 2013
UIW partners with Chinese sweater manufacturer

By Rebecca Esparza ’99 BBA ‘03 MBA A simple presentation in late 2011 by Dr. Melinda Adams, UIW associate professor of fashion management to the San Antonio Economic Development Board, set into motion a chain of events that would eventually make history for the university. Representatives with Chinese sweater manufacturer Shantex Group were in the
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Winning designs hit the runway at the 2013 Cutting Edge Fiesta® Fashion Show

Jul 15th, 2013
Winning designs hit the runway at the 2013 Cutting Edge Fiesta® Fashion Show

The 2013 Cutting Edge Fiesta® Fashion Show, held in memory of Kathleen Watson, drew a record crowd of over 900 guests to the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter on April 22. The annual event is a showcase for seniors of UIW’s fashion program who illustrate, design and construct the garments. The show is produced entirely by
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Samantha Plasencia: An Eye for Fashion

Jul 15th, 2013
Samantha Plasencia: An Eye for Fashion

By Rebecca Esparza ’99 BBA ‘03 MBA As a young child growing up in Seguin, Samantha Plasencia ’08 BA had a special passion for the arts. “Being creative and coming up with innovative ideas was all I knew. My father was the most creative person, coming up with a method to create new and fascinating
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