UIW posts record enrollment!

San Antonio – UIW has set another enrollment record. The university’s global enrollment reached 9,940 students, a 3.6 percent increase from last year. The enrollment has now increased 28 out of the last 29 years, and has nearly tripled from the year 2000.

We continue to be one of the fastest growing and most diverse universities in the state by offering innovative academic programs,” said UIW President Dr. Lou Agnese.  “Our continued growth shows the UIW brand is becoming better known each year, not just in South Texas but throughout the country and internationally.”

UIW now offers 80 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, an increase from the 56 that were offered in 1985.

The top UIW undergraduate programs based on enrollment:

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UIW is the largest Catholic university in Texas.

  1. Biology
  2. Nursing
  3. Business Management
  4. Psychology
  5. Accounting / General Business

The top UIW graduate/professional programs based on enrollment:

  1. Pharmacy
  2. Business Administration
  3. Optometry
  4. Physical Therapy
  5. Organizational Development

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CONTACT:    Margaret Garcia, associate director public relations, (210) 422-4052, mlgarci2@uiwtx.edu

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The Golden Age of Radio

The Extended Run Players in association with the
UIW Department of Theatre Arts
Present
The Golden Age of Radio

San Antonio – Those who remember the vacuum tube radio days will enjoy playing the audience as The Extended Run Players, in cooperation with the Theatre Arts Department Extended Run Playersat the University of the Incarnate Word, reproduce three shows.  “Fibber McGee and Molly” was originally broadcast in November, 1944.  “Suspense” dates to 1947, while “Burns and Allen” followed in March of 1949.  Jack Benny appeared as guest on the latter show, which exploited Jack’s famous reputation as a tightwad.

The Extended Run Players are a group of theatre-lovers ranging from seasoned veterans to stage-struck tyros, all still growing and learning from each other.  Founded in 1996, the group dedicates itself to:

  • Perform fine productions of worthy plays or musical revues in a Reader’s Theatre format.
  • Spread their love of theatre throughout San Antonio and its surrounding communities
  • Nurture the next generation of theatre artists

Since 1997 the Extended Run Players have donated any profits from their productions to an endowed scholarship for Theatre Arts majors at the University of the Incarnate Word.

Performance Dates, Times, and Location:
September 13,  7 p.m. (Saturday night)  & September 14, 2 p.m. (Sunday Matinee)

Ticket Prices:
Adults:$ 10              Seniors: $9              Non-UIW Students: $8                 Groups: $6

All performances take place in the UIW Mabee Library Auditorium
(UIW Students, faculty and staff attend free of charge)

For information or reservations call (210) 829-3800 for the box office or (210) 829-3810 during regular business hours

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UIW ADCaP & Online Fall Information Session

Info SessionSan Antonio – Join the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) Extended Academic Programs on Thursday, September 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Schertz Civic Center for an information session on our Adult Degree Completion Program (ADCaP) and UIW Online programs. UIW will be highlighting opportunities for adult students to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree completely online or at one of our six locations in San Antonio. We will showcase our two locations in northeast San Antonio, located at Rolling Oaks Mall and at Pat Booker and 1604 in the Alamo University Center. These centers are convenient to Randolph Air Force Base, Schertz, Selma, and within an easy commute of Seguin and other communities east of San Antonio.

UIW provides degrees for the busy adult with 8-week courses, six terms each year, and weeknight or Saturday classes at one of our ADCaP centers throughout San Antonio. Our blended learning program in ADCaP includes daytime classes and online work. Or earn your degree with 100% online classes offered by UIW Online. Choose one format or use a mixture of options to meet your needs. Our accelerated eight-week terms allow students to obtain a degree quickly and help advance in their career. We offer degrees in business, administration, e-business, social marketing, nursing, health science, criminal justice, human resources, psychology and many others.

Our degrees are for the budget-wise, who benefit from reduced tuition and no academic fees. Free textbooks for undergraduates and active duty military provide even greater savings. Military tuition rates are at cap and our veterans’ discounts help extend your benefits.

During the session, you can have your transcripts evaluated, discuss financial aid options, meet with a professor, and receive application assistance from Admission Counselors. To RSVP call (210) 757-0202 or email eapadmission@uiwtx.edu. Visit adulted.UIW.edu for more details. The Schertz Civic Center is located at 1400 Schertz Parkway, Building #5, Schertz, Texas 78154.

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CONTACT:    Margaret Garcia, associate director public relations, (210) 422-4052, mlgarci2@uiwtx.edu

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UIW Named a “2014 Great College to Work For®”

2014GCWFHonorRoll-colorSan Antonio – The University of the Incarnate Word is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The results, released today in The Chronicle’s seventh annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 43,000 employees at 278 colleges and universities.

In all, only 92 of the 278 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For®” recognition for specific best practices and policies. Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions, with UIW included among the medium universities with 3,000 to 9,999 students. This is the 5th year in a row that UIW has also been selected as an Honor Roll recipient.

“This recognition is particularly gratifying since it has been a consistent response over five years.  I know that this can only been good for ours students and their families,” said Dr. Denise J. Doyle, UIW chancellor.

UIW won honors in 8 categories:

* Collaborative Governance
* Compensation & Benefits
* Confidence in Senior Leadership
* Job Satisfaction
* Professional/Career Development Programs
* Respect & Appreciation
* Teaching Environment
* Tenure Clarity & Process

The Chronicle is the nation’s most important source of news about colleges and universities.

“The institutions that the Great Colleges program recognizes provide innovative educational experiences – while also offering their employees outstanding workplace experiences – and we are eager to help readers learn more about them,” said Liz McMillen, The Chronicle’s editor.

The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies from each institution, and a survey administered to faculty, administrators, and professional support staff. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition was the employee feedback.

To administer the survey and analyze the results, The Chronicle worked with ModernThink LLC, a strategic human capital consulting firm that has conducted numerous “Best Places to Work” programs, surveying hundreds of thousands of employees nationwide.

Great Colleges to Work For® is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country. For more information and to view all the results of the survey, visit The Chronicle’s website at http://chronicle.com/AcademicWorkplace2013.

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 CONTACT:    Margaret Garcia, associate director public relations, (210) 829-6001, mlgarci2@uiwtx.edu

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UIW Offering Summer Fencing Camps & Classes

UIW Fencing DemoSan Antonio – The UIW Brainpower Center for Fencing and International Sports invites the community to join one of the interactive and fun camps offered over the summer. All camps with the exception of the UIW Modern Pentathlon Camp will take place on site at the UIW Brainpower Center for Fencing and International Sports located on the St. Anthony Catholic High School campus, 3200 McCullough Ave, 78212.

A list of camps and classes offered are listed below.

UIW Fencing Saber Camp: UIW Saber Camp for ages 10 – 15 will host two sessions July 14-17 and Aug. 11-14, 1-4 p.m. daily. Participants will be introduced to the sport of sabre, its footwork, bladework, rules and tactics. Sessions are taught by USFCA Instructor, former National Champion and World Ranked Fencer Gary M. van der Wege. Equipment will be available; cost of attendance for either session is $125.

UIW Beginner Foil Fencing Class: The foil fencing class for ages 12-18 begins Tuesday, July 15 to Thursday, Aug. 14, 6-9 p.m. daily. The six-week class will teach footwork, offensive and defensive blade work, tactics, terminology and rules of this old, yet ultra-modern sport. Classes will be divided into a first hour of instruction followed by a second hour of bouting. Equipment will be provided; cost of attendance is $75.

UIW Intermediate Foil Fencing Class: The foil fencing class begins Thursday, July 17 to Thursday, Aug. 14, 6-9 p.m. daily. This on-going session of instruction is for those with a previous background in the sport of fencing. Fencers will focus on more precision in their blade work, as well and a better sense of tactics. There will also be ample opportunities for bouting under the guidance of USFCA certified coach Gary van der Wege. Equipment will be provided; cost of attendance is $75.

UIW Modern Pentathlon Camp: The Modern Pentathlon Camps begins Monday, July 28 to Saturday, Aug. 2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in both the UIW Natatorium and UIW Fencing Center. The camp focuses on training four of the five disciplines of the Pentathlon: running, shooting, fencing and swimming. Please note there is no live ammo used in the pistols as they are competition grade laser pistols; each participant will take a gun safety course at the beginning of the camp. Cost of attendance is $300.

For more information on camps and classes contact Erin Galloway at (210) 832-5686 or uiwfencing@uiwtx.edu or visit http://sites.uiw.edu/wellness/fencing/summer-camps-classes/, Facebook.

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CONTACT:    Margaret Garcia, associate director public relations, (210) 829-6001, mlgarci2@uiwtx.edu

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