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A life changing experience: UIW students travel to Korea to teach English

Jul 16th, 2012
A life changing experience: UIW students travel to Korea to teach English

By Margaret Garcia Once in a lifetime was just one of the ways students at the University of the Incarnate Word described their excitement about an upcoming trip abroad.  Since 2008, UIW has been providing students an opportunity to participate in an all-expense paid trip to Gwangju, Korea to teach English to Korean children at
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South Korea Bound

Jul 21st, 2011
South Korea Bound

J.T. Norris (back row, center), instructor of accounting in the H-E-B School of Business and Administration, will accompany 12 students to Korea from July 22 to Aug. 21. The students will be paired with Korean English teachers for an English camp for elementary and middle school students. The English camp program is part of the
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Who is my neighbor?

Jul 21st, 2011
Who is my neighbor?

Women’s Global Connection, UIW professors, students assist women in Africa By Ashley Festa As they have each year since 2003, volunteers with Women’s Global Connection are traveling to Africa this summer to collaborate with women who want to begin microbusinesses to support their families. Tere Dresner-Salinas, the executive director of the Women’s Global Connection (WGC),
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Building the future of Africa

Jul 21st, 2011
Building the future of Africa

By Dr. John Velasquez and Ashley Festa Project Africa, one of the university’s newest student organizations, has been a dream in the making since Cisse Drame was born. Drame, at the time a UIW psychology undergraduate, approached Dr. John Velasquez, UIW associate professor of psychology, in May 2009 to ask for help. Her mission: to
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Graduate finds a second home in China

Jul 21st, 2011
Graduate finds a second home in China

By Ashley Festa Susana Cabrera says she’d move to China permanently, if only she could bring her loved ones with her. Cabrera, who goes by Susie in Texas and by Sushan in China, accepted a job with an American company right after she graduated from UIW in December. The company, Rooster Products International, needed someone
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Study Abroad program adds new destination

Mar 18th, 2011
Study Abroad program adds new destination

By Catherine Duncan In its continued quest to improve the educational experience, the University of the Incarnate Word is expanding its life-changing Study Abroad program to Athens, Greece. “We think Greece is a wonderful location. It has incredible history, beautiful scenery, and great places to sightsee,” said Marcos Fragoso, UIW vice president for International Affairs.
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Gift from South Korea erected at Denman Estate

Nov 15th, 2010
Gift from South Korea erected at Denman Estate

By Ashley Festa The University of the Incarnate Word is well known for its established partnerships with schools in cities across the globe. The City of San Antonio likewise is known for its sister city relationships. So it is fitting that a joint venture between the city and UIW would net international friends. Recently, a
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Student group helps build hope in Africa

Nov 15th, 2010
Student group helps build hope in Africa

By Robert Rodriguez, UIW junior premed biology major During the spring semester of 2009, my freshman year at UIW, I started a nonprofit student organization called STAND. It was created to advocate against the Darfurian genocide that began in 2003. The name is an acronym for “Students Taking Action Now for Darfur,” and we did
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Emergency Nursing

Jul 15th, 2010
Emergency Nursing

UIW students donate time, expertise after Haiti earthquake By Rebecca Esparza, ’99 BBA, ’04 MBA Kathryn Norton didn’t set out to change the world, but her simple idea of spreading Christian service would eventually have an impact on countless lives. On Jan. 12, a catastrophic earthquake struck Haiti, leveling buildings and killing an estimated 230,000
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A World of Difference

Mar 12th, 2010
A World of Difference

By Deyanira Romo Rossell For Marthe Curry ’07 Ph.D., completing doctoral research at the University of the Incarnate Word meant a 30-hour trip to Uganda, lodging in a hut without electricity or running water, with the occasional goat roaming around. The San Antonio native felt right at home. A requirement for completing her doctorate in
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