UIW News

Table Of Contents/Fall 2003


Three Sisters Share Stage at Graduation

Positive Drive Rewarded for Singer Torres

International Scholarships Honor Church Leaders

Lionel Sosa Begins Visiting Professorship

Professor Leads Emergency Nurses

Light the Way Illuminates Campus Nov. 22

Fall Dance Concert Slated for Nov. 13-14

UT Austin CIO to Speak on Downloading Music

Music Faculty Composition Premiers

UIW Celebrates Peace Day

Kenedy Foundation Awards St. Anthony CHS Tech Grant

Golden Harvest Reaps Holiday Rewards

Chorale Goes National With CD Release

Breakfast Briefing Features Sosa

World Cuisines Showcased at Dinner

Original Composition by Music Faculty Premiers

Study Abroad Fair Set for October 1

Second Annual Ride for Education Drawing Announced

UIW Hosts Congress for Children

Symposium Highlights Faculty Research

Airline Helps UIW Inaugurate Mexico Campus

Professor Honored by Piper Foundation

UIW Dedicates Mexico Campus

Professor awarded Fulbright Scholar Grant for 2003-2004

UIW Publishes First Scientific Volume

University Breaks Ground on Science Building

Second Annual Ride for Education Drawing Announced


Three Sisters Share Stage at Graduation

When twin sisters Theresa Goode and Cheryl Green and their younger sister Lola Strause began their college career, they had no intention of being scheduled to graduate at the exact time, with the exact degree from the same school.

The commencement ceremony they will be participating in will be held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 13 at the Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center, with a Baccalaureate Mass held beforehand, at 9 a.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium.

“We’re really excited about it because its something we’ve worked really hard for and we get to do it together,” said Strause, speaking on behalf of the three. They will each be receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Management.

Although sibling rivalry is quite often heard of, the Pittman’s used such misconceptions for the better of one another, as they pushed themselves to the extreme to make the highest grades. “We’re very competitive and if one of us was going to graduate with honors, we all were,” Strause added.

The three sisters agreed to change their name for the sake of order so that they could walk the stage one after the other, and in the program, they will all include Pittman as a middle name. The sisters were even fortunate enough to buy their invitations as one, saving on the costs since they shared family and friends.

For more information, contact the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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Positive Drive Rewarded for Singer Torres

Tejano singer Patsy Torres will be rewarded for her role in working with children as she crosses the stage to receive a Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree from the University of the Incarnate Word at 5 p.m. on Dec. 13, as part of the university’s Fall Commencement.

Torres has been working with a project entitled the Positive Force Tour, a national tour of a one hour and 15 minute musical dramas performed for high school students across the country.

The drama involves skits, dances and testimonials combined with music and special effects, directly pertaining to issues such as peer pressure, relationships, drug and alcohol abuse, gang violence, AIDS, and teen pregnancy.

It also emphasizes the power of faith, the importance of family support and the value of receiving a higher education. The tour has provided Torres with reinforcement and validation in the areas of psychology that she has been learning about while completing her studies at UIW.

“Talking to the students at these shows is what made me want to go back and get a degree. I wanted to understand the foundation of their problems and I wanted to know how to help them,” said Torres.

For more information, contact the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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International Scholarships Honor of Church Leaders

Archived December 10, 2003

The University of the Incarnate Word will name two scholarships in honor of two Catholic leaders that have shaped the lives of many across the world.

The two new scholarships will be the Pope John Paul II International Scholarship and the Mother Teresa International Memorial Scholarship. The scholarships will be awarded to deserving international students based on academic merit, financial need and application requirements.

“These two Catholic world leaders were chosen because they reflect through their commitment of global service the value espoused in the mission of the University of the Incarnate Word. Their work in the advancement of social justice and promotion of human dignity provides an example for all human kind regardless of national, religious or socioeconomic background,” said Dr. David Jurenovich, vice president for administration at UIW.

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of John Paul II’s papacy, and is a fitting tribute to his years of Christian service and leadership.

The second scholarship was named after Mother Teresa for the countless contributions that she made in her work serving the poorest of the poor and her consistent efforts to elevate the human condition, highlighting the true importance and value of peace in the world. Mother Teresa, like many of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, UIW’s founding congregation, have attempted to serve the people worldwide, selflessly.

For more information, contact the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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Lionel Sosa Begins Visiting Professorship

Archived December 10, 2003

A well-known Hispanic born and raised in San Antonio’s west side barrio, who has taught at Harvard, advised three U.S. presidents, several senators and numerous governors and congressmen -- what more can one man do to help elevate the pride of his heritage?

Several things. For example:

He could serve as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at a local Hispanic-serving university such as the University of the Incarnate Word, and in the process bring his expertise to local students and serve as a role model to the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs.

But, who would do just that?

Lionel Sosa. During a recent executive briefing to local businessmen, the advertising guru, author and lecturer announced that he will begin the Lionel Sosa Visiting Professorship at the H-E-B School of Business and Administration at Incarnate Word. It is his way of demonstrating a commitment to the next generation of leaders in our city - without being paid for his services.

Sosa will teach an undergraduate class entitled “Secrets of Success in Business & Life: Creating Leaders for the 21st Century.”

Unlike other universities that target so much of the top talent they attract to their campuses to graduate and doctoral students, UIW will make available Sosa’s wisdom, talent and expertise to its undergraduate business population.

“The university’s focus on the undergraduate program is designed to enrich the experience that they receive at an earlier age, when their excitement for new opportunities is high, and they are open to all opportunities,” said Robert Sosa, director of Foundations, Corporate & Government Relations for UIW, who came up with the idea for the professorship at the university.

He also happens to be Lionel’s brother. “I know Lionel’s career from the day it started. He’s the perfect man for the job,” he added. The Lionel Sosa Visiting Professorship will begin in January 2004 and will be limited to 25 to 30 students, in keeping with the university’s plan to keep classes small.

The majority of the students in the business program at Incarnate Word are Hispanic, giving Sosa an excellent platform to also serve as a role model, and as a proven success story whose experience in business is both national and international. The long-range plan for the professorship calls for including other proven success stories in business and other disciplines to follow Sosa in the position.

For more information, contact the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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Professor Leads Emergency Nurses

Archived December 10, 2003

The University of the Incarnate Word’s School of Nursing and Health Professions proudly announces that Michael Moon, M.S.N., R.N., C.N.S.-CC, C.E.N., has been re-elected to the Board of Directors of the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), as director for a second term.

"I’m very honored to be re-elected and excited that I am able to continue to help shape the profession of emergency nursing in this country," said Moon. The association represents the specialty of emergency nursing and sets the standards for emergency nursing practice, as well as advocating for emergency nurses.

Moon began his leadership roles with the association, which operates at the local, state and national levels, in 1988, as treasurer of the local chapter. Through the years, he has served in multiple leadership roles including President of the Texas Emergency Nursing Association. In the future, Moon plans on running for president of the association.

Professor Moon teaches and serves on the Curriculum Committee and the Men in Nursing Workgroup at UIW. He also serves as the university’s Student Nurses Association faculty advisor. Moon is a nationally recognized speaker on emergency issues and trauma care.

For more information, contact the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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Light the Way Illuminates Campus Nov. 22

Archived November 25, 2003

Three…two…one! The familiar countdown to the annual lighting of the campus of the University of the Incarnate Word is just days away. At 7:30 p.m., on Nov. 22, nearly 900,000 lights will sparkle in the evening sky, as UIW celebrates the 18th Annual Light the Way.

This year, UIW has teamed up with the Alamo Heights Chamber of Commerce in an effort to make the celebration of illumination even bigger, by promoting together with it their Holiday Light Parade, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. in front of Alamo Heights High School.

After the flip of the gigantic switch that will disguise the trees into a colorful sea of lights, there will be a candlelight procession with mariachis leading the way across campus. The procession will end at H-E-B Central Market where cookies and refreshments will be served.

Archbishop Patrick Flores will open the ceremony with an invocation and Patsy Torres will perform alongside children’s choirs from St. Anthony Catholic School, St. Peter Prince of the Apostles Elementary, Incarnate Word High School, St. Anthony Catholic High School and UIW.

This fun, family event, which kicks off the season of holiday festivities across the city, is free and open to the public. We encourage the contribution of a gift for Elf Louise.

For more information, contact the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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Fall Dance Concert Slated for Nov. 13-14

Archived November 15, 2003

It’s time for the 26th Annual Fall Dance Concert at the University of the Incarnate Word, featuring an assorted collection of dances by the UIW Dance department.

The program includes pieces from four different ballets: Tarantella, Pas d’Action, Voices, and Palace of Varieties, all staged and choreographed by Susan Treviño, Dance Lecturer at UIW for more than 25 years.

“The concert will be a mixture of many pieces, both old and new; we have an excellent group of students this season and they are all versatile and hard-working,” said Treviño about the program and its performers.

Bring your lunch for the “Brown Bag”concert from 12-1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13. The second show will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 14. Both performances will be held in the UIW Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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UT Austin CIO to Speak on Downloading Music

Archived November 13, 2003

Responding to requests for more speakers on issues most important to students, UIW welcomes UT-Austin Chief Information Officer Daniel Updegrove at 7 p.m. on Nov. 12 to the Marian Hall Ballroom. He will be speaking on the legal, ethical, and economic implications of downloading music.

“I think its best to be educated about this heated debate so that we can make an educated decision on file sharing and downloading. It’s great that UIW really wants to inform the students because it affects us all,” said Rey Sauceda, president of the Student Government Association.

Prior to arriving at UT, he served as CIO at Yale University. Updegrove has lectured and consulted in the U.S. and abroad on IT strategic planning, networking, computer-based planning models and computer gaming simulation.

Updegrove currently serves on advisory committees for Microsoft, Dell Computer Corporation, and Apple Computer.

For more information, contact the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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Music Faculty Composition Premiers

Archived November 3, 2003

The talents of two University of the Incarnate Word music professors will be displayed at 4 p.m. on Nov. 2 at the First Unitarian Universalist Church at 7150 IH-10 W.

The performance, presented by the Composer’s Alliance of San Antonio, will feature the works of San Antonio composers, including Dr. Metz and Dr. Misook Kim, also of UIW.

Dr. Metz’s work, “Songs from Mother Goose,” will by performed by Dr. Irina Khovanskaya and baritone Dr. Bill Higgins, from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

Dr. Kim’s work, “After,” written for solo viola, also will be performed.

Dr. Metz’s work was also featured at Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of Music in late September, where under the direction of Dr. Alan Wagner, he witnessed the premier of his “Reflections on Monk for Wind Ensemble.”

“It’s a thrill and honor to hear your music performed by a major ensemble,” said Metz, who has been working on the composition for three years.

For more information, contact the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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UIW Celebrates Peace Day

Archived October 31, 2003

The University of the Incarnate Word will have its annual Peace Day Celebration beginning at 8:15 a.m. on Oct. 29 in front of the Administration Building. This year, the theme for peace day will be “Another World is Possible.”

The opening ceremony for peace day will begin at 8:15 a.m. with a prayer for peace honoring the memory of Dr. Bernie O’Halloran, a UIW former professor who fell victim to violent crime.

At 9:30 a.m., the Playhouse for Peace will bring children from the schools of the Brainpower Connection to join in a morning of non-violent play with students from UIW’s Dreeben School of Education.

Activities ranging from discussion panels to the history of peace music are scheduled the entire day. A Peace Art Exhibit will also be on display in the Fine Arts Building Hallway from Oct. 27- Nov. 7.

For more information, contact the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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Kenedy Foundation Awards St. Anthony CHS Tech Grant

Archived October 27, 2003

St. Anthony Catholic High School received news that it would be awarded a $37,000 grant from the John G. and Marie Stella Kenedy Memorial Foundation.

The grant will be utilized to purchase electronic visual and interactive teaching aids that will help prepare students to become better at research and problem solving. The equipment will be used in math, English, language, social sciences, religion and science classrooms.

“We’re extremely excited that the foundation is helping to fund cutting edge technology for our students because it will improve the quality of the education that they already receive at St. Anthony,” said Daniel Ochoa, principal of St. Anthony.

In March 2000, the Kenedy Foundation provided St. Anthony a grant for computer technology, propelling it into the 21st Century and allowing students to explore new and challenging frontiers.

For more information, contact the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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Golden Harvest Reaps Holiday Rewards

Archived October 27, 2003

For 16 years, the Student Government Association at the University of the Incarnate Word has held an annual event that requires a day full of walking, but benefits many people who need help during the fall/holiday season.

Students walk around designated neighborhoods in the city and surrounding areas asking for non-perishable food donations from door to door. The food then is distributed to various churches and community centers, including the Daughters of Charity.

This year, the event, called the 17th Annual Golden Harvest Canned Food Drive, will be held from 8 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 25. This year, over 250 volunteers will take part in the event.

Donated buses will transport the student volunteers and local members of the U.S. Army will help the students as they collect the items. The students will gather at UIW then depart to the location assigned to their bus.

For more information, contact the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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Chorale Goes National With CD Release

Archived October 27, 2003

The University of the Incarnate Word is making a big splash in the liturgical music world as the UIW Chorale and Chapel Choir took part in the recording of a recently released CD.

The disc, Behold, is a collection of contemporary liturgical music arranged for choir and various instruments by William Gokelman, director of the UIW Chorale.

“I believe it is a wonderful achievement for the UIW Music Department and choir members to be a part of this project,” said Gokelman.

The group began working in February 2003 and the UIW Chorale is part of the 100-voice choir in three of the songs on the recording. The CD can be purchased online at www.davidkauffman.com.

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Breakfast Briefing Features Sosa

Archived October 10, 2003

The University of the Incarnate Word is hosting an executive briefing on the new H-E-B School of Business and Administration at 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 8 at the Jordan Carillon Clock Tower Plaza.

The breakfast briefing is to be followed by a presentation by visiting professor of Marketing, Lionel Sosa.

The briefing will include the progress on the H-E-B School of Business & Administration and the importance of encouraging students from South Texas to take an active role in their community.

It will also serve as a way of informing local business leaders that the H-E-B School of Business is an investment into the future of their companies and encourage internship and employment opportunities for UIW students.

An introduction of all UIW’s Vice-Presidents, Deans and professors in attendance will be made at the briefing; for more information, contact the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

World Cuisines Showcased at Dinner

Archived October 2, 2003

Join UIW International students from 5-7 p.m. on Sept. 30 in the Marian Hall Ballroom for the annual international dinner, featuring samples of native dishes from countries around the globe. The event is free and open to the public.

The University of the Incarnate Word’s student population is currently made up of 10 percent international students; UIW encourages cultural exchange through a series of events that make students feel welcome and a part of the university community.

Every year, international students spend time cooking in preparation for the dinner to share with those students who may otherwise never have a chance of trying international cuisine.

For more information, contact the office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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Original Composition by Music Faculty Premiers

Archived October 2, 2003

The talents of two professors from the University of the Incarnate Word will be displayed at two upcoming concerts.

The first, at 8 p.m. Sept. 26, will be held at Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of Music and will be directed by Dr. Alan Wagner. Dr. Ken Metz, acting chair of UIW’s Music Department, will witness the premier of his “Reflections on Monk for Wind Ensemble.”

“It’s a thrill and honor to hear your music performed by a major ensemble,” said Metz, who has been working on the composition for three years.

The second performance, presented by the Composer’s Alliance of San Antonio, will feature the works of San Antonio composers, including Dr. Metz and Dr. Misook Kim, also of UIW.

Dr. Metz’s work, “Songs from Mother Goose,” will by performed by Dr. Irina Khovanskaya and baritone Dr. Bill Higgins, from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

It will be held at 4 p.m. on Nov. 2, at the First Unitarian Universalist Church at 7150 IH-10 W.

For more information, contact the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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Study Abroad Fair Set for October 1

Archived October 2, 2003

UIW’s Office of Study Abroad hosts its first annual Study Abroad Fair from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on October 1 at the UIW Sky Room.

Certificates will be presented by President Louis J. Agnese Jr. at 4:45 p.m. to students who have studied abroad during academic year 2002-2003.

The Sky Room is located atop UIW’s newest international building located at 847 E. Hildebrand.

Study Abroad exhibit tables will be available, and faculty who will sponsor course-based study abroad options during Spring 2004 will be at those tables to answer questions.

Many countries are available for Spring 2004, and enrollment might be limited in some of the course-based programs.

Come learn about many options for short-term study abroad, semester study abroad, year-long study abroad and international internships.

Printed information will also be distributed about how the UIW Office of Financial Assistance might help you plan for the Study Abroad experience.

For more information, contact wortham@universe.uiwtx.edu, director of Study Abroad, at (210) 805-5709.

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Second Annual Ride for Education Drawing Announced

The University of the Incarnate Word holds its Second Annual Ride for Education raffle at 7:30 p.m. this September 27 at the university's Brackenridge Villa, raffling off a 2003 100th Anniversary edition Harley Davidson V-Rod.

All proceeds will benefit the San Antonio Education Partnership Foundation at Incarnate Word, the National Hispanic Scholarship Fund, and the Endowed Scholarship at the University of the Incarnate Word.

Tickets will be sold now until the event or until sold out. Only 2,000 tickets will be sold at $25 each.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, call the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

Download a PDF flyer for the event.

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UIW Hosts Congress for Children

Archived September 11, 2003

The University of the Incarnate Word will be hosting the Congress For Children from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 10 in the UIW UIW Sky Room. The event serves as a meeting point for children’s advocates from across the city.

The Congress will reinstate that the collaboration of lawmakers with various groups of advocates for children is necessary for the overall health and well being of children in San Antonio.

“It’s important for students to see the reality of children’s conditions in San Antonio since many of them will be staying and working in our community; an important part of their future success depends on becoming familiar with all the issues affecting the community,” said John Velasquez, assistant professor of psychology.

Key figures such as Texas State Senators Frank Madla, Jeff Wentworth and Leticia Van De Putte, as well as various Texas state representatives will participate as panelists during the session. Judge Scott McCown, of the Center for Public Policy Priorities, will be the keynote speaker.

For more information, contact the office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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Symposium Highlights Faculty Research

Archived September 8, 2003

Every year, the University of the Incarnate Word prides itself in the hard work of professors who conduct research to further the institution’s educational mission. As a way to showcase the efforts undertaken by faculty, a symposium is held annually which highlights their work.

The event features professors and graduate students who have conducted research on a variety of topics. This year, the symposium includes topics ranging from the San Antonio Blue Hole (headwaters of the San Antonio River, located on the UIW campus) to 16th & 17th Century Spanish novels.

“This is an opportunity for our faculty to listen to the research that their colleagues have fruitfully carried out, as well as an opportunity to demonstrate to our students that research is an essential part of the life-long learning process,’ said Jessica Kimmel, director of UIW“s Title V Grant for Hispanic Serving Institutions.

Featured at the luncheon will be the new book, Mentoring for Mission: Nurturing New Faculty at Church-Related Colleges, authored by Dr. Denise Doyle, UIW vice president for Academic and Student Affairs, and Dr. Kathleen Light, dean of the School of Nursing and Health Professions.

This year, the symposium will be held Sept. 5-6, beginning at 11:45 a.m. in Marian Hall. For a complete list of topics and time specifications, please contact the Office of Public Relations at 829-6001.

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Airline Helps UIW Inaugurate Mexico Campus

Archived September 3, 2003

Students at the new Incarnate Word site in Mexico City will gain access to many new books when classes start there later this month thanks to the generosity of Mexicana Airlines.

In partnership with Mexicana, UIW is shipping nearly half a ton of books via the airline to its newest international location, Centro Internacional Universitario (CIU) Miguel Angel-Incarnate Word.

The airline provided UIW the opportunity to ship hundreds of books at a heavily discounted rate. In addition, Mexicana also provided UIW with a complementary ticket that allowed one university administrator to accompany the books free of charge.

CIU is a joint educational venture that will offer Incarnate Word undergraduate degrees in International Business, Finance and Administration, and Information Systems. CIU will also provide English-language classes through ELS Language Centers.

Inaugural ceremonies at CIU were held Aug. 16 in Mexico City and classes began Aug. 18. This is the second such international venture for the University of the Incarnate Word, after the opening of China Incarnate Word in Guangzhou in 2000.

For more information, contact the office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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Professor Honored by Piper Foundation

Archived September 3, 2003

A University of the Incarnate Word professor was a recipient of the Piper Professors Award. Dr. Mary Ruth Moore, associate professor at the Dreeben School of Education, was selected as one of 10 recipients in 2003.

Since 1958, the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation has been recognizing outstanding professors from two and four-year colleges and universities, public and private.

“This award is extremely meaningful to me because it is awarded for teaching and my whole life has been devoted to teaching. In addition, I prepare pre-service teachers to become the next generation of teachers and it is affirming to receive such a great honor for what I do,” Moore said.

Ten awards of $2,500 each are made annually to professors for superior teaching at the college level. Selection is made on the basis of nominations submitted by each college or university in the State of Texas.

“I cannot say thanks enough to the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation for this honor and to the faculty of UIW for nominating me. In a time when budget cutbacks are the norm in our society, this forward-thinking foundation is supportive of teachers,” Moore added.

For more information, contact the office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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UIW Dedicates Mexico Campus

Archived August 26, 2003

The University of the Incarnate Word celebrates yet another milestone in its efforts to offer an affordable, quality education outside the United States: the opening this month of Centro Internacional Universitario (CIU) Miguel Angel-Incarnate Word in Mexico City.

The new institution is a joint academic venture that will offer Incarnate Word undergraduate degrees in International Business, Finance and Administration, and Information Systems.

CIU also will offer, as a service to the community, a program through which working adults can complete a high school degree if they have not done so yet. In addition, English classes will be provided through ELS Language Centers.

Inaugural ceremonies were held Aug. 16 in Mexico City. Dignitaries from Mexico and the United States were present, including members of the Free Trade Alliance of San Antonio and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Classes began Aug. 18.

This is the second such international venture for the University of the Incarnate Word, after the opening of China Incarnate Word in Guangzhou in 2000.

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Professor Awarded Fulbright Scholar Grant for 2003-2004

Archived August 26, 2003

A UIW Professor has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and do research in another country during the 2003-2004 academic year. This program sends 800 scholars and professionals each year to more than 140 countries.

Dr. Suk Bin Kong, Associate Professor of Chemistry, will conduct pesticide and new drug discovery programs from natural products and folk medicines. He will also teach engineering students at Kist, Kigali.

“It is an honor for me to work with very distinguished scholars from all around the world,” said Kong. “I am thankful to our UIW president, faculty, students and the sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word for being supportive toward my scholarship,” he added.

Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the program’s purpose is to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries.

“This Fulbright tour will be a good challenge for me in many ways,” says Kong. “I feel very proud to represent the U.S. and UIW as a member of the Fulbright scholars. It is my hope that my experience in Africa will give our students some insight for serving the mission of our school.”

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UIW Publishes First Scientific Volume

Archived August 6, 2003

Dr. Richard S. Peigler, professor of Biology at the University of the Incarnate Word, in conjunction with colleague Stefan Naumann, co-authored A Revision of the Silkmoth Genus Samia, a new book on one of the most popular genera of Saturniidae.

“This is the first scientific book ever published by Incarnate Word, a significant distinction that pushes forth the research component of the academic mission beyond our borders,” said Dr. Louis Agnese, Jr, president of UIW.

The authors are both well-known specialists on saturniid moths. Peigler has published work on wild silk textiles and molecular genetics of Bombycoidea and Naumann has published several papers from the many collecting trips that he has been to. The books will be sold for $36, plus any applicable taxes and shipping fees.

The books can be purchased at UIW by calling 829-6003 or e-mail Margaret Preston at preston@universe.uiwtx.edu.

For more information, call the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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University Breaks Ground on Science Building

Archived August 6, 2003

The University of the Incarnate Word held a groundbreaking ceremony for the its Math, Science and Engineering complex at 10 a.m. on May 14.

When completed, the building will be an addition to the university’s existing science facility, which was originally constructed in 1950 and occupies an area of 41,379 sq. ft. The new building will have four levels and provide an additional 36,000 sq. ft. of space adjacent to the existing facility.

The complex will house the latest technology and provide space for teaching and research labs for Chemistry and Biology. The project will include two phases; the second will include a $3.5 million renovation to the existing building.

McChesney Architects, a local firm that has developed a majority of the building projects at the university over the last 15 years, will construct the new facility. The building and renovation projects will cost $14 million, and are slated for completion in 2006.

The ceremony included a blessing by Archbishop Patrick Flores and the singing of the National Anthem by Tejano singer Patsy Torres.

For more information, call the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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Second Annual Ride for Education Drawing Announced

Archived August 6, 2003

The University of the Incarnate Word holds its Second Annual Ride for Education this September, raffling off a 2003 100th Anniversary edition Harley Davidson V-Rod.

All proceeds will benefit the San Antonio Education Partnership Foundation at Incarnate Word, the National Hispanic Scholarship Fund, and the Endowed Scholarship at the University of the Incarnate Word.

Tickets will be sold now until Sept. 27th or until sold out. Only 2,000 tickets will be sold at $25 each.

The drawing will take place at the KISS Salsa Cook Off on the UIW campus Sept. 27th.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, call the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

Download a PDF flyer for the event.

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