2019 5-21 tipton II

Thank You Dr. Guerrero and Welcome Dr. Tipton!

This week marks the final week of Dr. Larry Guerrero’s service to USW as an administrator. After four incredible years as Provost and Vice President, Larry will take over as Provost at Seminole State College where he will be in line for succession to president. While Larry’s departure means USW will lose an incredible administrator, fortunately for us Larry plans to continue teaching for our online graduate program In Health and Human Performance. (more…)

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2019 5-15 hunt

Commencements and Goings

This is that week. Commencement is finally here!

Commencement will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning, May 18, in the Jack and Mabel Maddox Student Life Center. Hannah Massey, an elementary education major and four-year standout volleyball athlete, will deliver this year’s message on behalf of the graduating class. A second student, Dr. Laura Hunt will provide the keynote address as the first ever USW student to receive a doctoral degree from University of the Southwest. (more…)

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Factfulness and Hopefulness

Stewart Sroufe stopped by our table yesterday when Caryn and I were having lunch in Cattle Baron’s to say thank you for supporting last week’s Magic Show fundraiser for PDAP and Hobbs Habitat for Humanity. Caryn, who sits on the Habitat Board, sold 40 tickets (actually she bought them and I gave them away) and worked the concession stand for the evening. (more…)

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Athletic Accolades, Announcements, and Awards

As we approach the end of the academic year, several noteworthy achievements and announcements are in order. First, let’s start with some very recent and spectacular accomplishments. Last week the USW Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Teams both won their respective Red River Athletic 2019 Conference Championships, bringing the total number of conference champions USW has earned this academic year to three, following from the Women’s Conference Championship awarded to the USW Women’s Cross Country Team last fall. Accordingly, it should come as no surprise that the Red River Athletic Conference named USW Coach Jessica Becker as RRAC Track and Field Coach of the Year. (more…)

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2019 4-2 FED

Free Enterprise Dinner Features Sports Marketing Guru David Meltzer

On Thursday University of the Southwest will host our Annual Free Enterprise Dinner in the Lea County Event Center beginning at 6PM. Organized by USW’s Coordinator of Marketing, Public Relations & Communications RaeLynn Dunlap, RaeLynn has chosen a Kentucky Derby theme for this year’s dinner. While I am not exactly sure how many dinner guests will don fedoras and race day apparel, it should be a lot of fun. (more…)

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2019 3-27 USW Quilt

Congratulations USW School Counseling Program!

Monday I was twice impressed by people at USW. Once by RaeLynn Dunlap who brought into the office a handcrafted USW quilt that her mother, Tammy, had pieced together from various Mustang T-shirts and jerseys in time to be featured at our Free Enterprise Dinner next week. The second time was from an email that Linda Woodfin shared regarding notification of a national ranking for our online graduate program in School Counseling. (more…)

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2019 3-12 english

Welcome Coach Katrina English!

Guest Blog by Sean Gillespie, USW Director of Athletics

The University of the Southwest is pleased to announce the hiring of Ms. Katrina English as the new Head Volleyball coach for the Lady Mustangs. Formerly a college-level player who earned All-Region and All-Conference recognition when she competed at Texas Women’s University and Houston Baptist University, Coach English has extensive college, high school and club experience to bring to the USW volleyball program. Before accepting her new position at USW she was the head coach at Tivy High School in Kerrville (TX) where in their first season they made the playoffs with a district record of 10-4. Seven players on that team received All District honors and 8 also received All District Academic honors. (more…)

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2019 3-5 valentineI

Valentine Dinner a Hit!

Amidst the endless list of campus activities that ordinarily occur once the spring term begins, Valentine Day week saw the addition of a new event that was conceptualized and then operationalized by USW’s campus pastor. So this week’s blog features a rundown and pictures related to this new form of servant leadership that saw one group of students serving another. (more…)

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