Series: Spring 2017

Upcoming Events

This slideshow requires JavaScript. San Antonio Brass Concert, March 26, Concert Hall, 7 p.m. Cutting Edge Fiesta® Fashion Show, April 19, McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room, 6 p.m. UIW Wind Ensemble, April 23, Concert Hall, 3 p.m. UIW Jazz Ensemble, April 27, Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m. Swing-In Auction Party and Golf Tournament, May 4-5, McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room & Republic Golf Course Orchestra of the Incarnate Word, May 5, Concert Hall, 8 p.m. Alumni Events  Information & registration for all alumni events can be found at the Cardinal’s Nest at www.uiwalumni.org March 25 UIW Alumni International Day of...

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IBC Bank presents $250,000 to the School of Osteopathic Medicine

On Jan. 4, the IBC Foundation, administered by International Bank of Commerce (IBC Bank), presented a $250,000 donation to the University of Incarnate Word (UIW) School of Osteopathic Medicine (SOM) at an event held at the Laredo Medical Center. A formal presentation was made by Dennis E. Nixon, an administrator of the IBC Foundation, to Sr. Kathleen Coughlin, CCVI, UIW vice president of institutional advancement, and Dr. Robyn Madson, founding dean of the UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine. The donation supports the development of the School of Osteopathic Medicine in areas such as the clinical skills lab for first...

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University Collective Spring 2017

Dr. Veronica Martinez Acosta, associate professor of biology, published “Neural Anatomical and Synaptic Changes Observed Following CNS Injury that Underlie Functional Plasticity Displayed in a Regenerating Annelid Model System,” (Program No. 210.07/C16) in the “Society for Neuroscience Abstracts,” 46. Acosta was invited to offer a seminar at the Whitney Laboratory, a Marine Biological Research Institute of the University of Florida in December 2016. The title of the talk was, “Making Heads or Tails of Neural Regeneration and Plasticity Using an Invertebrate Model System.” She was elected to an executive board position, Treasurer – elect, for the Faculty for Undergraduate...

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Moment for Reflection

Reflections of Making a Difference By Rick Smith, UIW Development Board member I was raised in a Christian environment where we went to church weekly. Our social activities were centered in many aspects around our fellow parishioners and our active youth ministries. Both of my parents worked, with dad as an Air Force officer and mom doing special education classes in the public schools. While we did travel around a bit, most of our childhood revolved around San Antonio. Our parents were firm believers in delivering an excellent education and God-centered foundation to their children and we were blessed...

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Seeds of Friendship

Art can play a profound role in connecting those from all walks of life. For four UIW freshmen, this could not be more true as the quartet meet every week in front of UIW’s mural, “The Source of Life.” UIW freshmen Camila Melero, Ixtaccihuatl Obregón, Savina Garza and Cindy Perez, who are all roommates in Agnese Sosa residence hall, have found the mural to be a place of solace and friendship. Each week, they meet to share about their lives and draw inspiration from the changing colors of the mural. “We talk about our classes,” said Melero, a communication...

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Life Beyond Athletics

     Just before the Christmas break, the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) Student-Athlete Advisory Committee — the UIW SAAC as it is more simply called — filled 35 crates of school supplies and delivered them to the teachers of Agnes Cotton Elementary School in the San Antonio Independent School District. The Cardinal Crates, as this event was known, was particularly significant for Karina Velez, a member of UIW’s track-and-field team and the current UIW SAAC president. “Teachers do so much for us,” she said. “We wanted to be able to give something back to them.” Over the course...

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Study Abroad Program Offered Unique Learning Experiences for SPS Student

Twenty-seven year-old Ashley Stephens was sitting in her School of Professional Studies (SPS), formerly ADCaP, class with UIW Director of International Affairs Dr. Javier Lozano when he mentioned the UIW’s Study Abroad program. For Stephens, the idea of taking part in immersion studies in another country was intriguing. “After class, I talked more with him about it and expressed my interest. We continued our discussion and looked into testing out the idea of a non-traditional student taking part in studying abroad,” she said. By September of 2016, Stephens was studying in Austria. She is the first graduate student from...

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Family Ties

Daniel Sifuentes never imagined that at the age of 60 he would be attending college simultaneously with his son and daughter. A junior computer information systems major, Daniel, became a student at UIW along with his son, Miguel, also a junior studying engineering. Daniel, who was semi-retired for 10 years and owned his own fundraising business for 20 years, decided to return to school after discovering he could take advantage of opportunities as a disabled Vietnam veteran. “No one ever shared with me that I qualified to attend college under the G.I. Bill,” explained Daniel. “While attending a Red,...

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UIW celebrates 30th anniversary of Light the Way with lights, Santa and snow

The crisp, clear skies provided the perfect backdrop for fireworks, twinkling lights and even snow as UIW officially kicked off the holiday season at the 30th anniversary of Light the Way. The event held Nov. 19 brought a record breaking crowd of over 8,500 guests to the Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium where UIW Acting President Dr. Denise Doyle and her special guest, two-year old Eleanor Tucker, flipped the switch and illuminated the campus in nearly a million vibrant lights. The event was the finale to a fun-filled evening sponsored by H-E-B.  The highlight of the evening was a...

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Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word open Heritage Center

On Sept. 18, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word celebrated the opening of the CCVI Heritage Center, a sacred space that holds and honors the legacy of the ministries of the Congregation of the Sisters. The celebration included a Mass presided by Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller followed by a blessing and reception. The physical spaces making up the center include the Chapel of the Incarnate Word, gallery spaces on the first and second floors immediately adjacent to the chapel, and the Brackenridge/Sweet House, among others. As part of the Heritage Center, the exhibit, “A Life for God and...

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BSN to DNP offers two concentrations and graduates inaugural class

UIW’s three-year full-time Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) track prepares students for a career as a nurse practitioner (NP). There are two concentrations available: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). The program prepares students to pass the NP boards and assume the role of the Doctor of Nursing Practice. For more info, visit http://www.uiw.edu/dnp/ At the Fall 2016 commencement ceremony, the BSN to DNP track graduated its inaugural class. The graduates included Litzie Garza, Maricela Hernandez, Charlotte Matthews, Heather Miles, Rubeena Smith, David Hernandez and Laura...

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UIW celebrates Fall 2016 commencement

UIW conferred degrees to over 1,200 students, the largest UIW Fall graduating class to date, at the Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum on Dec. 10. At the ceremony, former UIW President Dr. Louis J. Agnese, Jr., who retired in December, was honored with the titles of president emeritus and trustee emeritus for his 31 years of service to the university. Board of Trustees Chair Charlie Lutz presented the honors. The 2016 Moody Professor, Dr. John Perry, presented the commencement address. Perry is a full professor in the Department of Communication Arts in the School of Media and Design. He...

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UIW hosts 45th Annual Southwest Conference on Asian Studies

The College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; Department of History; and Asian Studies Program hosted the 45th Annual Meeting of the Southwest Conference on Asian Studies (SWCAS) at UIW, Oct. 14-15. While San Antonio has been the venue of this conference several times before, this was the first time UIW was host to the conference. The president and local chair of the 45th Annual SWCAS meeting was Dr. Lopita Nath, associate professor and chair of history and coordinator of the Asian Studies Program at UIW. The two-day conference was attended by 100 participants from universities and colleges around...

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UIW offering program in Cyber Security Systems

UIW now offers a major in Cyber Security Systems (CSEC) providing students with the skills needed to face the challenges of ever-increasing threats to our vital information infrastructure. Areas of study include personal security, hardware and networking, programming and software, network security, designing businesses and information systems for security, securing organizations, and internships and practicum experiences. San Antonio already has the highest concentration of cyber security expertise outside of Washington D.C. according to the Cyber Texas Foundation. With the knowledge and hands-on experience, students will be ready to compete in the industry. CSEC graduates are in demand now as...

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