UIW News

Table Of Contents/Spring 2008


Alumni Office Launches New Social Networking Web Site

Spring Commencement Honors Graduates

Connelly Receives Campus Environmental Award

Theatre Arts Presents Three Days of Rain

KUIW Presents Suits & Shirts Gala

Gift to Establish Professorship in Homeland Security at UIW

Official Cutting Edge Fiesta Medals Available

Cutting Edge Fiesta Fashion Show Set for April 21

Landscapes and Landmarks of Play Seminar Set for April 16

March 27 Forum Focuses on Women's Issues

Incarnate Word Day Celebrated March 25

UIW Announces School of Optometry

Theatre Arts Presents The Importance of Being Earnest

UIW Celebrates Black History Month

Nominations Sought for 2008 Presidential Teaching Award

Red Dress Fashion Show and Health Fair Set

Ground Broken for Benson Stadium, Fieldhouse



Alumni Office Launches New Social Networking Web Site

Archived June 11, 2008

University of the Incarnate Word has introduced a new alumni community building web site, www.uiwalumni.org, dubbed “The Cardinal’s Nest.”

The site offers alumni the opportunity to reconnect with former classmates, learn about alumni related events, post photos, and participate in alumni-related discussions on the site’s message boards.

“The site gives us a more dynamic alumni presence,” said Lisa Schultz, UIW Director of Alumni. “Our hope is that it will increase alumni participation in all UIW-related activities.”

Since its launch in late April nearly 400 alumni have signed into their accounts, and updated their information, according to Assistant Director of Alumni Rick Smith.

The goal is to have 50 percent of all alumni signed up by year’s end, he added.

Also featured on the site are the Alumni Association Board, information on the Student Alumni Association, and a Career Center for UIW graduates.

For more information on the site, please visit www.uiwalumni.org, or call 210.829.

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Spring Commencement Honors Graduates

Archived June 5, 2008

The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) conferred degrees to approximately 520 spring graduates during the university’s commencement ceremonies on May 10. The ceremonies took place at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on May 10 at the Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center (4301 Broadway).

The morning commencement honored graduates of the Dreeben School of Education, the School of Interactive Media and Design, the School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering and the School of Nursing and Health Professions. Alonso Ancira delivered the commencement address and was recognized with an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters.

Ancira serves as chairman of the board of Altos Hornos de Mexico, the largest steel manufacturing company in Mexico and also one of the largest in the world. He also serves as chairman of the board of directors of MATT.org – Mexicans and Americans Thinking Together - a non-profit, online think tank based in San Antonio. Ancira has a long history of involvement with education, and has served as a board member of several universities in Mexico. He was previously honored by the University of Guanajuato with an honorary doctorate degree in mining and holds a law degree from the University of Anáhuac in Mexico City. He is also a member of Who’s Who among International Business Professionals. Ancira is a native of Mexico City, and a dual citizen of Mexico and the U.S. Ancira and his wife, Susana, have one daughter, Sofía.

The second commencement celebration honored the graduates of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences and the H-E-B School of Business and Administration. The keynote address for this ceremony was given by Dr. Arturo Chávez, a 1989 graduate of UIW, and the 2008 Alumni of Distinction for Service in Mission.

Chávez is currently the president of the Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC) in San Antonio. Chávez’ career spans more than 20 years and he has spent much of that time serving in a variety of ministries. As a community organizer and activist, he founded JOVEN, a nonprofit organization for youth and families in San Antonio. In addition, Chávez is co-author, with his wife Mary, of a dynamic new curriculum for Latino Youth Leadership Formation called “RESPETO,” currently being implemented in parishes throughout the country. Chávez holds a bachelor’s degree in religious studies from UIW, a master’s degree in theological studies from the Oblate School of Theology, and a doctoral degree from the University of Denver and the Iliff School of Theology.

Two hours before each ceremony a Baccalaureate Mass took place in the UIW Fine Arts Auditorium (4301 Broadway). Processional and recessional music was performed by the San Antonio Pipes and Drums. Musical direction was provided by UIW Associate Professor of Music William Gokelman.

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Connelly Receives Campus Environmental Award

Archived May 23, 2008

Dr. Robert Connelly has been awarded the William Mulcahy Award for Ecological Stewardship at the University of the Incarnate Word.

Dr. Connelly, UIW’s Assistant Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs and Director of Assessment, received the award at an on-campus ceremony on Earth Day, April 22.

The award is presented annually on Earth Day to a person who has contributed to preserving both the campus and planet.

In addition to his long-term work with the UIW campus’ Green efforts, Dr. Connelly has been instrumental in the development of The Headwaters Coalition, a sanctuary preserving 54 acres of wilderness adjacent to Incarnate Word.

Sr. Helena Monahan, Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word Congregational Coordinator, lauded Connelly’s involvement with the project.

“The creation and development of The Headwaters Coalition owes so much to the patient and steady leadership of Dr. Connelly,” Monahan said. “The project simply would not have happened without him.”

“Bob’s commitment to environmental sustainability goes beyond his dedication to The Headwaters Coalition,” she added. “He has been the spirit behind several important campus efforts, including the recycling plan.”

For more information on The Headwaters Coalition, visit www.headwaterscoalition.org.

Now in its second year, the inauguaral award was presented to William Mulcahy, Superintendent of Grounds at UIW and the award's namesake, for his decades of work with campus beautification and preservation.

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Theatre Arts Presents Three Days of Rain

Archived May 6, 2008

UIW’s Theatre Arts Department presents Richard Greenberg’s Three Days of Rain, with performances scheduled for April 25 through May 3 in the university’s Cheever Downstage II theatre.

The play focuses on the adult children of a remarkable husband and wife architecture team, assembled to hear the reading of a will bestowing the extraordinary house that made their parents famous.

Friday and Saturday performances on April 25-26 and May 2-3 have 8 p.m. curtain times, the Thursday, May 1 curtain time is 7 p.m., and a Sunday matinee performance is scheduled for 2 p.m. on April 27.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $8 for non-UIW students, and a group rate of $6 per ticket is available by calling the theatre box office at 829-3800.

Guest artist Robin Payne directs Three Days of Rain. Based in Wellington, New Zealand, Ms. Payne has directed three other UIW performances: Electra in 2003, Land Dreamings in 2000, and All My Sons in 1999.

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KUIW Presents Suits & Shirts Gala

Archived May 6, 2008

KUIW Internet Radio presents the 2nd Annual KUIW Suits & Shirts Gala at 6:30 p.m. on April 29 at Panchito’s Mexican restaurant, 4118 McCullough Ave. in Olmos Park.

The event features a silent auction, dinner, and presentations by station staff and keynote speakers. The silent auction and mixer begin at 6:30 p.m., with dinner at 7:00 p.m.

Recommended attire for the event includes a favorite music or concert T-shirt with a formal suit or skirt.

KUIW donates a portion of any proceeds raised to the PAL Foster Youth Center of Baptist Child & Family Services. PAL (Preparation for Adult Living) is the cornerstone for BCFS when dealing with the healthy development of foster youth.

KUIW currently operates under a Title V grant initiated for student development and retention; proceeds from the event also will go toward the station's operating expenditures when the grant funding is terminated at the end of the current school year.

Tickets for the Suits & Shirts Gala are $45 per person. To purchase tickets, contact KUIW at (210) 805-5849 or (210) 837-6503

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Gift to Establish Professorship in Homeland Security at UIW

Archived April 22, 2008

Mangelsdorff SigningSan Antonio - The University of the Incarnate Word has been named as the beneficiary of a Charitable Remainder Unitrust established by Dr. A. David Mangelsdorff.  The Unitrust will support the A. David Mangelsdorff Professorship of Homeland Security in the H-E-B School of Business and Administration.   

Mangelsdorff, a professor and psychologist who lectures on research methods in health care, international health issues, telecommunications and other topics at the Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Health and Business Administration, is a Fulbright Scholar, and a graduate of Dartmouth College, the University of Delaware, St. Mary’s University and the UT Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health. He is the recipient of many awards including the Department of Army Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service in 2007.

 “Endowing the A. David Mangelsdorff Professorship in Homeland Security is a crucial first step in building UIW’s ability to meet the needs of the South Texas region in coming to grips with the gritty realities of participating in the new global economy, ” said Dr. Shawn P. Daly, dean of the H-E-B School of Business and Administration.

The A. David Mangelsdorff Professor will promote interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship at UIW that supports national security and community preparedness, and will help develop the university’s capability to provide the South Texas region with up-to-date knowledge and training in homeland security.  The Mangelsdorff Professor will work with business and community leaders to understand and develop strategies to safeguard the region’s major economic assets and protect important trade and commerce.  

UIW is well positioned to engage issues of international trade, commerce, and security and has academic sites in Mexico City, Mexico and Guangzhou, China.  The mantra of the H-E-B School of Business and Administration is to create globally and socially aware leaders. 

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

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Official Cutting Edge Fiesta Medals Available

Archived April 22, 2008

The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is proud to present the 2008 Cutting Edge Fashion Show Fiesta Medal. Medals are only $7.00 and can be purchased through the UIW Development Office at (210) 829-6091. Trading Fiesta Medals are an important part of Fiesta Fun! Buy your UIW medal today!

The 2008 Cutting Edge Fashion Show, an official Fiesta event, is set for 11:30 a.m., Monday, April 21, at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel, located at 101 Bowie Street, San Antonio, Texas.
Tickets to the event include a runway style fashion show, silent auction and luncheon. Tables of 10 are available for $1,500 (premier runway seating), $1,000 (second row), $750 (third and fourth row), and individual seats may be purchased for $75 each. For ticket information, call 210.829.6013. Proceeds fund student scholarships.

For more information, contact Margaret Garcia, associate director of public relations at 210-829-6001 or at mlgarci2@uiwtx.edu.

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Cutting Edge Fiesta Fashion Show Set for April 21

Archived April 22, 2008

The University of the Incarnate Word will hold their 2008 Cutting Edge Fashion Show, an official Fiesta event, at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 21, at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel, located at 101 Bowie Street, San Antonio, Texas. The Cutting Edge has grown in popularity each year and with an audience of more than 800 expected, a venue change to the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel was necessary. The 2008 event will mark the 28th anniversary of showcasing the rising stars of the fashion industry.

The show will feature student designers who produce fashion collections they have illustrated, designed and constructed this season in a fashion capstone course. The collection is centered on an individual theme selected by the student and can range from a season, to a color or market segment.

The annual fashion event is entirely produced by students. From sound and lighting to staging and contracting professional models, UIW students experience every aspect of planning a professional runway show.

Tickets to the event include a runway style fashion show, silent auction and luncheon. Tables of 10 are available for $1,500 (premier runway seating), $1,000 (second row), $750 (third and fourth row), and individual seats may be purchased for $75 each. For ticket information, call 210.829.6072. Proceeds fund student scholarships.

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Landscapes and Landmarks of Play Seminar Set for April 16

Archived April 18, 2008

The University of the Incarnate Word is proud to announce the Frost Collection 4th anniversary seminar "Landscapes and Landmarks of Play,” a seminar for students, teachers and other professionals at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 16 in the university’s library auditorium.

A highlight of the day’s events is the premiere of a PBS documentary, about the vital importance of open-ended creative play for the healthy development of children inspired by Elizabeth Goodenough's book Secret Spaces of Childhood.  A panel discussion will follow with Dr. Edwin Miller of the Alliance for Childhood serving as moderator.
 
Seminar speakers include Dr. Joe L. Frost, Parker Centennial professor emeritus, University of Texas at Austin, who will discuss the ecology of play, as well as Betty Bordner, director of the Woodbury Preschool and education director at the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York and Tom Norquist, past president of the International Equipment Manufacturer’s Association. 
 
In addition, the Joe L. Frost Play Advocacy Award winner will be announced.  This award recognizes the outstanding work of individuals and organizations who celebrate play in San Antonio and South Texas.  Designed to highlight advocacy for the child’s right to play, the award is given in honor of Dr. Joe L. Frost and his forty years of work in the area of children’s play and play environments.
 
For more information or to schedule an interview, please call Margaret Garcia, UIW associate director of public relations, at (210) 829-6001.

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March 27 Forum Focuses on Women's Issues

Archived March 28, 2008

Women’s issues are the focus of three special presentations set Thursday, March 27, at the University of the Incarnate Word.

Under-Represented Groups in Education will spotlight these issues at its fourth annual spring forum in sessions at noon, 3 and 5:30 p.m. Refreshments are planned at the noon and 5:30 sessions.

Activist Ann Helmke, director of the peaceCENTER in San Antonio, will look at challenges and perspectives at noon in Marian Hall Ballroom. From 3 to 4:15 p.m., Martha A. Ojeda, editor of NAFTA from Below, will look at “Maquiladora Workers.” Her presentation will be in J.E. and L.E. Mabee Library Auditorium. The concluding program at 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium will feature Dr. Jackie Claunch, president of Northwest Vista College, on women’s achievements.

Helmke's job as peaceCENTER director is to promote the principles of nonviolence to the larger community, and to connect individuals and organizations dedicated to promoting world peace. She has organized peace vigils, table gatherings, teach-ins and peace labs. One of her key efforts lately is to promote the U.N.'s “Decade for a Culture of Nonviolence” from 2000 to 2010.

Ojeda, executive director of the San Antonio office of the Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras, received the Emilio Krieger Award for social activism from the National Democratic Lawyers Association in Mexico City.

Claunch has been Northwest Vista’s president since 1998. She has overseen the school’s growth from a handful of students taking classes off-campus and in portable classrooms to a bustling college of almost 10,000 students who participate in a wide variety of academic disciplines and occupational/technical programs. The college is currently breaking ground on buildings that will house additional classrooms, a new library and a new campus center.

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

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Incarnate Word Day Celebrated March 25

Archived March 26, 2008

The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) will celebrate Incarnate Word Day on Tuesday, March 25. Incarnate Word Day celebrates the feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Incarnation of the Eternal Word, God.

Incarnate Word Day festivities begin on the UIW campus at 8 a.m. with a Banners and Balloons on Dubuis Lawn, followed by a 9 a.m. panel discussion on UIW service abroad program in Marian Hall Ballroom. The panel discussion will feature students Tere Dresner and Brandi Cross, discussing their work with women and children during their travels to Zambia and Tanzania as well as Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, whose students recently travelled to Juarez, Mexico. The panel will examine opportunities for UIW community members to become involved on a global level.

At 11:30 a.m. the UIW community will be invited to a Picnic at the Tower sponsored by Sodexho food services in the Jordan Carillon Plaza. At noon, the Cardinal Carnival Golf Cart Parade makes its way through the campus, ending at the Dubuis Lawn. The celebration continues with a 1:30 panel discussion on Social Justice and the Curriculum in Marian Hall Ballroom, featuring faculty members Lou Arbour, Theresa Tiggeman and Kathy Vargas.

The Incarnate Word Day Liturgy will be celebrated at 3 p.m. in Our Lady’s Chapel. The CCVI Spirit Award will be presented during the Liturgy to Dr. Denise Doyle, vice president for academic and student affairs. The CCVI Spirit Award is given annually on Incarnate Word Day to a person whose life embodies the spirit of service of the founding Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. At 4 p.m. a reception honoring Doyle will follow at the Jordan Carillon Plaza. The day’s events conclude at 7 p.m. with the Religious Studies-sponsored Pierre Lecture in Marian Hall, featuring Dr. Jeannine Hill-Fletcher, speaking on “The Cosmopolitan Catholic: Constructing Religious Identity in a Globalized World.”

Everyone is welcome to share in this special day with the UIW community and its founding congregation the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. All events are open to the public.

To download a PDF schedule of events for Incarnate Word Day, click here.

For more information, contact Margaret Garcia, associate director of public relations at 210-829-6001 or at mlgarci2@uiwtx.edu.

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UIW Announces School of Optometry

Archived March 24, 2008

The University of the Incarnate Word has announced the addition of a new program, the UIW School of Optometry and its Founding Dean Hani Ghazi-Birry, MS, MD, OD, PhD, OCS.  Students can begin a pre-optometry track in fall 2008. UIW will be the only faith-based School of Optometry in the United States. 

Dr. Ghazi-Birry comes to UIW from the Southern College of Optometry where he served as an associate professor.  He holds a bachelor of science from Pennsylvania State University, a master of science from the University of Western Ontario, a Ph.D. from Oxford University, Dept. of Ophthalmology, and an M.D. from The University of Glasgow.  Dr. Ghazi-Birry completed his Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and earned his Doctorate of Optometry from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. 

“The School of Optometry will embody the mission of UIW and will strive to provide excellence in contemporary clinical education, patient care and research. This will be accomplished by developing optometrists with a passion for lifelong-learning who are committed in faith and prepared for leadership and service to humankind” stated Dr. Hani Ghazi-Birry.

Dr. Ghazi-Birry has an extensive and diverse background in health care and has held positions in academia and research, as well as conducting patient care in a variety of settings. His additional post-graduate fields of study include gross anatomy, neurological sciences, retinal biochemistry, pharmacology, surgery, brain microvascular pathology, neuro-ophthalmology, and medical coding and billing.

Currently there are approximately 1250 graduates from the 17 Schools of Optometry in the United States and that number is declining.  The UIW program is poised to fill the growing need for optometrists due to population growth and the increased need for eye care among baby boomers.  Optometrists must complete three or four years of undergraduate education and four years at a U.S. – accredited college or school of optometry.

Graduate Doctors of Optometry have the option to further their education with optometric residency programs and/or advanced degrees.  Doctors of Optometry are independent primary health care professionals and well-respected members of the health care community who are responsible for the visual and ocular health of their patients.

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

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Theatre Arts Presents The Importance of Being Earnest

Archived March 12, 2008

UIW’s Theatre Arts Department presents Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, with performances scheduled for Feb. 29 through March 8 in the university’s Coates theater.

Taking the restrictive societal expectations of Victorian aristocracy to task, The Importance of Being Earnest is a pointed comedy illustrating Wilde’s tenet that life should imitate art.

Friday and Saturday performances on Feb. 29 , March 1 and March 7 and 8 have 8 p.m. curtain times, the Thursday, March 6 curtain time is 7 p.m., and a Sunday matinee performance is scheduled for 2 p.m. on March 2.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $8 for non-UIW students, and a group rate of $6 per ticket is available by calling the theatre box office at 829-3800.

The Importance of Being Earnest is directed by Bryn Jameson and features the work of Donald Robert Fox on the set and sound, Margaret Mitchell on costumes, and guest artist Melissa Gaspar on lighting.

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UIW Celebrates Black History Month

Archived February 29, 2008

During the month of February, the University of the Incarnate Word will host of variety of events and activities commemorating Black History Month. Scheduled events include a Gospel Fest featuring local choirs and soloists and informed discussions regarding today’s most pressing issues.  The Black Student Association will end the month’s activities with a free barbeque on the UIW campus.

Come join the UIW community to remember the innovators and historical figures of African-American descent that helped form our country.

Below is a complete listing of UIW sponsored events:

UIW:  Black History Month 2008 Calendar

How’s Your Credit?
Learn the in’s and out’s of your credit score and how it can affect your future.
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, Library Auditorium from Noon – 1 p.m.

All That and Then Some
Student Forum on Today’s Pressing Issues
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008, Library Auditorium from 7 p.m.- 8 p.m.

Gospel Fest-(A Non-Denominational Worship Experience)
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, Marian Hall Ballroom from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Local choirs/soloists will be featured. Refreshments will be served.

Ebony and Ivory (A semi formal catered dinner)
All are invited, the attire is black and/or white only. The tickets are $3.00 each.
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2008, in Marian Hall Ballroom 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

The Impact of Racism (How Racism Impacts our Community)
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, Library Auditorium from Noon - 1 p.m.

Race Matters (A discussion about race based on your anonymous questions)
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, Special Collections (Library) from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Bar- B-Que
Come join BSA to end Black History Month with a FREE bar- b-que.
Friday, Feb. 29, 2008 at the volleyball courts from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

For more information contact:  Margaret Garcia, UIW Associate Director of Public Relations, (210) 829-6001, mlgarci2@uiwtx.edu.

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Nominations Sought for 2008 Presidential Teaching Award

Archived February 29, 2008

The University of the Incarnate Word Faculty Senate is seeking nominations for the 2008 Presidential Teaching Award.

The annual award acknowledges and rewards a UIW full time faculty member who exemplifies excellence in teaching that leads to student engagement.

“This award is unique for Incarnate Word because it is an institutional effort for recognizing faculty excellence,” said UIW Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Dr. Denise J. Doyle.

To be eligible for the award, a nominee must be a full time faculty member at the University of the Incarnate in the semester nominated and must be nominated on the official Nomination Form. Forms may be submitted online at www.uiw.edu/teacher.

Judging will be based primarily on an extraordinary dedication to teaching demonstrated by an impact and involvement with students and a teaching approach that encourages student engagement.

Nominations will be accepted from Feb. 1 – Feb. 29, 2008. Any nominations received after the closing date will not be accepted. Announcement of the winner will take place at a Faculty Appreciation Luncheon later this spring.

“Five thousand dollars cash will be awarded to the winner,” stated Doyle. “The prize is a substantial award equal to other national prizes of its kind.”

Award winners will become members of the Selection Committee in succeeding years.

For a detailed list of criteria and more information on the selection process, please visit www.uiw.edu/teacher

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Red Dress Fashion Show and Health Fair Set

Archived February 13, 2008

The University of the Incarnate Word is proud to present its 5th Annual Red Dress Fashion & Health Fair, Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in UIW’s Marian Hall Ballroom.  This event promotes cardiac health care for women, and will feature fashions designed by UIW students and faculty, heart healthy appetizers and special activities and exhibits.

The event will provide information on the importance of maintaining a heart healthy lifestyle which includes healthy eating, exercise, weight maintenance, blood pressure control, and blood cholesterol management.

In addition, American Heart Association spokeswoman and cardiac arrest survivor Hilary Moffett will share her story and highlight changes she made in her life to become heart healthy.  Moffett suffered a cardiac arrest at age 15, now at 22 she provides inspiration to others by sharing her story.  The event will culminate with the “Red Dress” fashion show, showcasing garments specifically designed and constructed by UIW faculty and student designers for this “Red Dress” event.

Go red with UIW and the American Heart Association.  It’s never too soon to start:  Love Your Heart!  This event is free and open to the public.

For more information and to schedule interviews contact:  Margaret Garcia, UIW Associate Director of Public Relations, (210) 829-6001, mlgarci2@uiwtx.edu.

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Ground Broken for Benson Stadium, Fieldhouse

Archived February 8, 2008

The indicators are beginning to appear on Incarnate Word’s campus that the advent of football is near, including the recent groundbreaking for the Gayle and Tom Benson Football Stadium.

The Bensons joined with University representatives including President Louis J. Agnese Jr. for the formal groundbreaking ceremonies on January 17.

Included in the Benson Stadium will be a football fieldhouse of approximately 16,000 square feet and spectator seating for up to 3,000.

The Stadium will be on the site of the present Cardinals soccer game field near the McDermott Center on campus.

In April of 2007 the University announced plans to begin playing football in the fall of 2009 as the only scholarship, NCAA Division II program in the Greater San Antonio area.  In early summer of 2007 Mike Santiago came on board as the Cardinals head coach.

In the meantime, Coach Santiago has brought in three coaching staff members and that group has been in high gear recruiting UIW’s first group of players.  Those players will enroll in classes in August of 2008 and will go through their redshirt year before competition in 2009.

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

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