UIW ranked #3 on Military Times Best for Vets: Business Schools

San Antonio – On Monday, March 10, Military Times announced its Best for Vets: Business Schools 2014 rankings.  The University of the Incarnate Word Extended Academic Programs-School of Extended Studies was ranked number 3 on the list of 64 schools.

The organization comprising Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times focused on culture and curriculum that caters to military veterans when conducting and scoring the second annual Best for Vets: Business Schools survey, a highly respected, nearly 80-question analysis of a school’s complete offerings for veterans.

“As with all of the Best for Vets rankings, Best for Vets: Business Schools  is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many factors that make an institution a good fit for military veterans,” said Amanda Miller, editor of Military Times EDGE magazine.

“What a huge honor!  With only 64 schools in the rankings, it is gratifying to have made the top of the list.  UIW has always done everything we can for our active duty and veteran population, so to have scored at the top of this group is reflective of all of the hard work and commitment shown by staff and faculty alike,” said Cyndi Wilson Porter, vice president, UIW extended academic programs.

Best for Vets provides service men and women a gauge by which to judge whether a school or program will truly benefit them. The rankings factor in academic quality, outcomes and policies, school culture, student support, and cost.

For the full Best for Vets:  Business Schools 2014 rankings go to: militarytimes.com/bestforvets-bizschools2014.

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

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University Statement

The University of the Incarnate Word shares the Redus family’s sorrow and frustration as we all await the results of the investigation. We have heard the concerns of the Redus family and our students and we are committed to ensuring the safety of our community.

It is important to note that throughout the university’s 130 year history, no such event has ever occurred. As an institution, we have struggled over the last few months with the loss of an exemplary student and the commitment to our employee. It has been a difficult position, as the details of what happened on Dec. 6 still remain largely unknown. The severity of the situation is understood.

UIW is an institution committed to faith. It is at the heart of our Mission that the respectful interaction of our diverse community advances the discovery of truth and the common good. As more facts become known and we move forward, we are considering all the feedback we have received from our community. We hear your voices.

The review of policies is standard practice. We are, of course, taking this incident into consideration as we work to ensure the policies are comprehensive and provide a safe learning and work environment for our community. That work will be ongoing.

While the harbinger of litigation limits our conversation, we are not standing idly by. We are and will continue to be dedicated to the safety of our students, faculty, staff, and community.

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Swing-ing into action SAVE the Date

Swing-In Derby DesignSan Antonio – The University of the Incarnate Word swings into action with its 37th  Annual Swing-In Golf Tournament and Auction Party, Thursday, May 1 and Friday, May 2, 2014. The theme for the 2014 event is “Kentucky Derby.”

The two-day event kicks-off at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 1 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room (847 Hildebrand) with the annual auction party. The party will feature both live and silent auctions along with lavish buffets, drinks and live music. On Friday, May 2, the fun continues with a day on the golf course as participants tee off at either 7:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. at The Republic Golf Club (4226 Southeast Military Drive).

Tickets to attend the auction party are $100 per person. For information on individual or group tournament sponsorships, the auction party or other sponsorship opportunities, please contact the UIW Development Office at (210) 829-6013 or visit http://www.uiw.edu/swingin.

Over the years, UIW Swing-In sponsors have raised over $3.3 million for student scholarships. Don your favorite hat and southern attire and join us for Swing-In 2014 Kentucky Derby.

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

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UIW presents 2014 Cutting Edge Fiesta® Fashion Show

UIW Cutting Edge Best of Show(San Antonio) The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) presents the 2014 Cutting Edge Fiesta® Fashion Show.   The show is set for Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel, 101 Bowie Street.  Doors open at 11 a.m. with the fashion show set for 11:30 a.m. the luncheon will be served immediately following the show.

Come enjoy the latest fashions created and presented by UIW’s fashion design students.  “The Cutting Edge” Fiesta® Fashion Show displays new talent set to the professional standard of a New York-style runway show.  Student designers present fashion collections they have illustrated, designed and constructed in a fashion capstone course.  Each collection is centered on an individual theme ranging from a season, a color or a market segment.  This annual 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.

Tables are $1,500, $1,000, and $750, individual tickets are available for $75. Show only tickets are available for $25. All proceeds from the event fund scholarships for students in UIW’s fashion management program.   For information and to make reservations, call 210-829-6013 or visit us online at www.cuttingedge-sa.com.

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UIW Department of Theatre Arts presents Dead Man’s Cell Phone

Dead Man’s Cell Phone, by award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl, is a darkly comic fable for our post-modern world.

Technology has made our lives easier by connecting us, but is easier always better when it comes to human relationships?  The cell phone allows us to always “be there” for each other – even when we really aren’t.

What if you were sitting in a quite café and some guy at the table next to you refused to answer his incessantly ringing cell phone?  Would you answer it for him?  A quiet woman does and it sends her on a strange but exciting journey of self-discovery in our technologically obsessed world.

UIW’s Dead Man’s Cell Phone features lighting by Melissa Gaspar, costumes by Margaret Mitchell and direction by Robert Ball.

Performance Dates, Times, and Location

February 21, 22, 28 & March 1 at 8 PM (Fridays & Saturdays)

February 27 at 7PM (Thursday)

All performances take place in the Elizabeth Coates Theatre on the UIW campus

Ticket Prices

Adults: $10            Seniors: $9        Non-UIW Students: $8     Groups (10 or more): $6

UIW Students, Faculty and Staff may attend free of charge by presenting their valid ID.

Call us at 829-3800 or 829-3810 during regular business hours


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