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President’s Message

Mar 14th, 2013

Dear Friends: Many of you have probably heard that we’re investigating the viability of opening a medical school at UIW. The question I’ve been asked repeatedly since this process began last summer is, “Why?” It’s true that starting a medical school from scratch is an intricate and highly expensive proposition. It’s fair to say that
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UIW’s 26th Annual “Light the Way” event filled with surprises

Mar 14th, 2013
UIW’s 26th Annual “Light the Way” event filled with surprises

On Saturday, Nov. 17 nearly 7,500 guests joined UIW President Dr. Louis J. Agnese, Jr. at the Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium for the 26th Annual Light the Way event, A Miracle on Broadway. Dr. Agnese officially kicked off the holiday season by flipping the switch and illuminating the campus in nearly a million twinkling lights
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UIW partners with H-E-B to provide a hearty holiday gift for 1,000 undergraduate students and their families

Mar 14th, 2013
UIW partners with H-E-B to provide a hearty holiday gift for 1,000 undergraduate students and their families

As the fall semester came to a close, UIW and H-E-B joined together to provide students with a tasty gift to take home to their families. On Dec. 13, as a special gift of thanks from UIW President Dr. Louis Agnese and the university, turkeys were given away on campus to the first 1000 full-time
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UIW Music Department hosts “A Night of Jazz on Broadway”

Mar 14th, 2013
UIW Music Department hosts “A Night of Jazz on Broadway”

On Dec. 6, the UIW Music Department and KRTU Radio presented “A Night of Jazz on Broadway” featuring guitar legend Jackie King in UIW’s Fine Arts Auditorium. The event brought together many truly talented and accomplished musicians who love to create music for the sheer joy it provides audiences and themselves. Proceeds benefited the UIW
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UIW awarded funding for university-wide initiative

Mar 14th, 2013

UIW and the Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions received federal funding to support a university-wide initiative in developing an Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (IPECP) model of health care. This initiative will be used in a primary health care setting on San Antonio’s Eastside. The award is funded by the U.S.
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UIW celebrates the Fall Class of 2012

Mar 14th, 2013
UIW celebrates the Fall Class of 2012

UIW conferred degrees to graduates at a commencement ceremony held Dec. 16 in the Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum. The commencement honored over 900 students who completed their undergraduate, graduate, or professional degrees either in August or at the end of the fall semester. Approximately 750 students participated in the ceremony. The commencement speaker was
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UIW commemorates the “Forever First” football team with a farewell banquet

Mar 14th, 2013
UIW commemorates the “Forever First” football team with a farewell banquet

On Friday, Nov. 9, a “Forever First” banquet was held in the Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center for members of UIW’s first football squad. The event honored the 48 players who were on the field in 2009 for the first game against Monterrey Tech and who played out their collegiate eligibility at UIW. They included
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UIW celebrates 10th Annual Veterans Day

Mar 14th, 2013
UIW celebrates 10th Annual Veterans Day

At a ceremony held on Nov. 8, UIW honored those who have served our country at the university’s 10th Annual Veterans Day ceremony. UIW is home to approximately 1300 veteran students that are active duty, veterans or dependents using federal tuition assistance (TA) or VA benefits. The annual Veterans Day ceremony is an opportunity for
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UIW celebrates students with a presidential sized dinner

Mar 14th, 2013
UIW celebrates students with a presidential sized dinner

It was an Italian Christmas at UIW as President Dr. Louis J. Agnese, Jr. hosted his 27th annual Spaghetti Dinner for all UIW students on Dec. 5 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. The President’s Spaghetti Dinner is the university’s yearly way of saying “thank you” to students who make UIW such a unique
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Congressmen Henry Cuellar and Lamar Smith announce $1 million grant for UIW

Mar 14th, 2013
Congressmen Henry Cuellar and Lamar Smith announce $1 million grant for UIW

Congressmen Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and Lamar Smith (R-TX-21), along with UIW President Dr. Louis Agnese, announced the receipt of a $1 million federal grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) at a press conference at the Rosenberg School of Optometry (RSO) on Oct. 31. The grant will fund specialized optometric equipment to be used at
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