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Seniors receive journalism scholarships

Nov 20th, 2009
Seniors receive journalism scholarships

By Ashley Festa Two UIW students were honored by the San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists with scholarships during the annual SAAHJ gala on July 23. Danielle Reyna and Erica Mendez are working toward their bachelor’s degrees in communication arts and both plan to graduate in 2010. Reyna writes about her accomplishment: “The scholarship was
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Residence Hall gets new name

Nov 20th, 2009
Residence Hall gets new name

By Ashley Festa Gary Joeris, the president of Joeris Group Inc., recently made a seven-figure donation to UIW’s Capital Campaign. Joeris is a member of the university’s Development Board and his contracting company has long been involved with the physical growth of the university. His gift was in response to his desire to show his
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Local advisers join Planned Giving Council

Nov 20th, 2009
Local advisers join Planned Giving Council

The first meeting of the new UIW Planned Giving Council was held in September. Chaired by university trustee and San Antonio attorney David Cibrian, council members include respected professionals from the areas of estate, tax, financial and insurance planning. The council is comprised of estate planning attorneys, certified public accountants, trust officers, financial planners and
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University Collective – Fall 2009

Nov 20th, 2009
University Collective – Fall 2009

Dr. John Tovar, assistant professor in the Feik School of Pharmacy, made presentations titled “COPD: Important Considerations for Pharmacists” and “Immunizations: More Than Just Flu Vaccines” at the 2009 annual summer meeting of the Colorado Pharmacists Society in June. His poster “Use of Antibiotics Without a Prescription in a Flea Market Population” was accepted at
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Assistant professor has great aim

Nov 20th, 2009
Assistant professor has great aim

By Ashley Festa Dr. Paul Messina, assistant professor of mathematics, became interested in the sport of shooting while in high school and enjoyed it so much that he continued practicing through his first year in college. Then he took a 25-year hiatus. When he picked up a rifle again, he began setting records right and
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Students learn how coffee farm supports school system

Nov 20th, 2009
Students learn how coffee farm supports school system

Five faculty members and 10 graduate students recently completed a social justice and fact-finding program in Guatemala, led by Dr. Pat LeMay Burr, professor and director of the Center for International Peace Studies in the H-E-B School of Business and Administration. They studied micro-enterprise, coffee production, nongovernmental program development and neighborhood health and education issues.
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Love of journalism (and a little persistence) opens doors for alumnus

Nov 20th, 2009
Love of journalism (and a little persistence) opens doors for alumnus

By Ashley Festa Great attitude, great effort, great faith. To top it off, great humility. All in one, in Sam Sanders. He talks openly of his reliance on God to put him where he needs to be. And God found a perfect fit for Sanders as a Kroc Fellow at National Public Radio (NPR). But
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Student finds hope in a changing field

Nov 20th, 2009
Student finds hope in a changing field

By Sherrie Voss Matthews Anna Ruiz believes that despite facing an industry reeling from layoffs and struggling to find its way in a socially networked world, there is a future for young journalists. As a writer for Austin’s Latinitas, an online magazine for Latina girls and teens, the freshman UIW communication arts student has used
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The Great Montreux Adventure

Nov 20th, 2009
The Great Montreux Adventure

By Jim Waller Director of the UIW Jazz Ensemble I began teaching a Music Industry Studies course and a Studio Arranging course at the University of the Incarnate Word about 10 years ago as an adjunct professor. Four years ago, to my delight, I was offered a full-time faculty position as coordinator of the Music
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Culture Shock

Nov 20th, 2009
Culture Shock

By Ashley Festa To say the three-week trip to South Korea went well for a group of UIW students this summer is probably an understatement. “I will always cherish the memories and friends I made in Korea,” said Vanessa Tomlin, a senior music therapy major and music peer minister for UIW’s Mission and Ministry. It
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