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Retiring professors take away memories and leave lasting impressions

Jul 15th, 2013
Retiring professors take away memories and leave lasting impressions

By Crystale Lopez The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) bid farewell to two remarkable professors this spring. Dr. Dianna Tison ’64 BSN, assistant professor in the Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions, retired after 42 years at UIW, and Dr. Jo LeCoeur, professor of English in the College of Humanities, Arts
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European Study Center completes first year

Jul 15th, 2013
European Study Center completes first year

By Debra Del Toro Last fall, a pioneering group of college students set out for a new adventure in Heidelberg, Germany, as the inaugural class of the UIW European Study Center (ESC). The students discovered a bustling city where 40 percent of the near 150,000 residents are students and education is one of the top
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Rosenberg School of Optometry graduates its inaugural class

Jul 15th, 2013
Rosenberg School of Optometry graduates its inaugural class

By Brance Arnold ’10 MA On May 10, the University of the Incarnate Word’s (UIW) Rosenberg School of Optometry (RSO) made history by graduating its inaugural class at the Spring 2013 Commencement ceremony held in the Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center. Earning their Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree, the Class of 2013 was comprised of
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UIW’s Rosenberg School of Optometry teams with NISD to provide eye examinations

Jul 15th, 2013
UIW’s Rosenberg School of Optometry teams with NISD to provide eye examinations

UIW’s Rosenberg School of Optometry (RSO) provided free eye exams to 60 preselected students from the Northside Independent School District (NISD) on April 29 at the UIW Eye Institute as part of an ongoing program to bring eye care to the underserved children of San Antonio. The patients included children between the ages of five
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UIW opens Bowden Eye Care and Health Center

Jul 15th, 2013
UIW opens Bowden Eye Care and Health Center

More than 200 guests attended the grand opening and dedication ceremony for the UIW Bowden Eye Care and Health Center located on San Antonio’s Eastside on June 5. Guest speakers included Dr. Andrew Buzzelli, dean and professor of the Rosenberg School of Optometry (RSO); Jackie Gorman, executive director of San Antonio for Growth on the
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UIW Brainpower Center for Fencing and International Sports opens

Jul 15th, 2013
UIW Brainpower Center for Fencing and International Sports opens

On Monday, May 13, officials from Bexar County and the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) officially opened the UIW Brainpower Center for Fencing and International Sports at a ribbon cutting celebration. Located on the campus of St. Anthony Catholic High School (SACHS), which is owned and operated by UIW, the center is the premiere
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Alumna aspires to climb the Seven Summits

Jul 15th, 2013
Alumna aspires to climb the Seven Summits

By Rudy Arispe ’97 BA When Samantha Mangum ’06 BA makes up her mind to do something, she’ll climb any mountain in the world to achieve it. And, in fact, she has. To date, Mangum, 30, has scaled three of the highest mountains across the globe as part of her grandiose mission to climb the
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UIW student donates time, heart and soles

Mar 14th, 2013
UIW student donates time, heart and soles

By Crystale Lopez All it took was a walk last summer for Eric Castillo, UIW kinesiology/communications major, and his partner Jessica Renee, a pharmaceutical representative for Pfizer, to take a good look around and realize a community need they had the ability to help fulfill. “Eric and I recognized the need others have for a
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Pennies-a-day make a global impact

Mar 14th, 2013
Pennies-a-day make a global impact

By Brance Arnold ’10 MA Little gestures can often achieve paramount results. The Feik School of Pharmacy (FSOP) recently implemented a philanthropic program utilizing the idea of small generosities to make a global impact, Pennies for Pure Water. Early in the spring semester of 2012, Dr. Arcelia Johnson-Fannin, founding dean of the FSOP, asked Andrew
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UIW student grows a community

Mar 14th, 2013
UIW student grows a community

By Brance Arnold ’10 MA In the summer of 2012, as a student employee for UIW’s grounds department, Stephen Lucke had a vision to create a UIW Community Vegetable Garden on campus. He sought to bring the UIW community together for a project that would not only serve an ornamental purpose, but a functional one
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