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Message from Charlie Amato

Mar 18th, 2011
Message from Charlie Amato

Dear Friends: I am pleased to offer this message in recognition of Dr. Louis Agnese’s 25th anniversary as president of the University of the Incarnate Word. I’ve known Lou for many years as a member of the Board of Trustees, which I’m currently privileged to chair. It’s nearly impossible to list everything Lou has accomplished
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Tradition on the menu for the annual President’s Spaghetti Dinner

Mar 18th, 2011
Tradition on the menu for the annual President’s Spaghetti Dinner

An event that’s been around since 1986, the President’s Spaghetti Dinner treats UIW students to a special Italian meal served by Dr. Louis Agnese and other UIW administrators, faculty and staff. The president’s secret pasta sauce is still the main attraction, complemented with pasta, hand-rolled meatballs and all the trimmings along with delectable homemade desserts
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Partnership establishes student-run on-campus financial institution

Mar 18th, 2011
Partnership establishes student-run on-campus financial institution

The University of the Incarnate Word and United SA Federal Credit Union recently established the Cardinal Branch of United SA, one of the few entirely student-run offices of an existing financial institution on a university campus in the United States. From personnel who greet branch guests to tellers and loan officers, all positions are held
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UIW receives $11.5 million gift for School of Optometry

Mar 18th, 2011
UIW receives $11.5 million gift for School of Optometry

Sandra and Stanley Rosenberg gave UIW a major gift of $11.5 million, one of the largest gifts in the country in recent years by a Jewish family to a Catholic institution of higher learning. It is also the largest gift ever received by the university. To thank the couple for their generous gift, the university
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New tool promotes interactivity in virtual classrooms

Mar 18th, 2011
New tool promotes interactivity in virtual classrooms

By Ashley Festa A new tool to aid in distance learning and classroom mobility has been introduced at the University of the Incarnate Word, and one professor is already using it in his classes. Blackboard Collaborate (formerly called Wimba) is being introduced in “blended learning classes,” said Marshall Eidson, UIW chief information officer. Instead of
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Cardinal Chorale performs at Carnegie Hall

Mar 18th, 2011
Cardinal Chorale performs at Carnegie Hall

The Cardinal Chorale, along with director Bill Gokelman, performed in New York’s prestigious Carnegie Hall on Nov. 28. MidAmerica Productions, a New York concert production company, approached Gokelman, a music professor at UIW, in December 2009 about the possibility of having the Cardinal Chorale sing solo in Carnegie Hall. The group submitted an audition CD,
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Making the season bright

Mar 18th, 2011
Making the season bright

Phil Esquivel, of Kingsville, Texas, won the UIW Jingle Bell Raffle after buying his ticket at the football game against Texas A&M-Kingsville. The former mayor of Kingsville and owner of Phil Esquivel and Associates New York Life Insurance never really expected to win, despite telling students he had purchased the winning ticket when buying it
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UIW presents 2010 Alumni of Distinction for Service in Mission

Mar 18th, 2011
UIW presents 2010 Alumni of Distinction for Service in Mission

 The University of the Incarnate Word presented Sarwat Husain as the 2010 Alumni of Distinction for Service in Mission at the fall Commencement ceremonies, which conferred 731 graduates Dec. 10-11.  Husain received her Master of Science in nutrition from the university in 1994 and is active in the community continuing the Mission of the university.
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Light the Way ushers in holiday season in Benson Stadium

Mar 18th, 2011
Light the Way ushers in holiday season in Benson Stadium

More than 6,200 guests flooded Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium to officially kick off the Christmas season at the annual Light the Way ceremony on Nov. 20. Because of the enormous popularity of the free holiday event, Dr. Louis Agnese decided to move the celebration to the stadium to accommodate the growing number of attendees.
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Asian festival celebrates the Year of the Rabbit

Mar 18th, 2011
Asian festival celebrates the Year of the Rabbit

Asian New Year, one of UIW’s most popular events, celebrated the “Year of the Rabbit” on Feb. 2 with food, music, performances and a traditional lion dance. Marian Hall Ballroom was packed with guests sampling time-honored Asian cuisine and listening to Asian music. Dancers and drummers performed traditional routines. The highlight of the celebration was
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