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An Introduction and an Invitation

If you are new to campus since the pandemic and haven’t had the opportunity to meet David Blackwood, then let me introduce him to you in today’s blog. A ”regular” in USW’s weekly musical ministry that has accompanied our Wednesday morning Chapel service for some time, David has stepped up to lead worship ever since in-person activities went exclusively online last year.

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Scientific Study Nets Research Grant

Guest Blog by Dr. Yusheng Wu, Professor of Biology

Last week after Chapel I had the good fortune to share lunch with Dr. Yusheng Wu who caught me up on some important news about student successes about which I had not previously heard. I also was delighted when he accepted my offer to prepare this week’s blog to share this information with the USW community. So here it is in Professor Wu’s own words!

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Getting Back to Normal

Last week I watched three soccer matches on USW’s Bob Moran home field. I also attended a Board of Trustees meeting earlier in the week and worshipped on Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church where we were blessed to have 7 USW students singing in the choir. The five newest additions to the choir are members of the USW Baseball team.

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Getting to Know Dr. Myrna Roberts


Like me, Myrna Roberts is an Okie. And although she is beginning her second year of teaching Communication courses at USW, it was just last January that we first met. Like me, she was so excited that COVID vaccines had been made available to USW faculty here in Lea County well before they were widely available elsewhere. Accordingly, Myrna travelled from Oklahoma City just for the purpose of receiving her shots as early as possible.

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USW Welcomes Head Golf Coach Tyler James

Guest Blog by Steve Appel, USW Athletic Director/Head Baseball Coach

University of the Southwest is excited to welcome Tyler James as Head Golf Coach. Coach James began his college golfing career at Ottawa University where he was a part of 3 team wins and earned 5 top 10 finishes personally in two years. He completed his playing career at Howard Payne University where he collected 3 top 10 finishes.

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Welcome James and Iris Voight!

Guest Blog by Steve Appel, USW Director of Athletics/Head Baseball Coach

USW is thrilled to welcome James Voight as Head Men’s Basketball Coach and Iris Voight as Director of Compliance and Business Operations in Athletics, a highly talented couple who also happened to have been raised in Lea County.

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Welcome Cat Garcia

Guest Blog by Amanda Guzman, Director of Student Affairs/Director of Undergraduate Admissions & Student Support College of Business Administration

University of the Southwest is pleased to welcome Catarina “Cat” Garcia as Director of Student Life and Director of Housing.

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