UIW Selected as a Top Military Friendly School

San Antonio – Military Advanced Education (MAE) has awarded the University of the Incarnate Word the designation of a Top Military-Friendly university in its 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities, just released in print, and available online at www.mae-kmi.com.

From community colleges to state universities, online universities and nationally known centers of higher learning, MAE’s 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities provides potential students with information about institutions that go out of their way to give back to our men and women in uniform.

Among the attributes considered in evaluating this year’s institution for inclusion in the Guide are the flexibility of online learning options, extent of transfer credits accepted by degree level, on-campus ROTC, Service member Opportunity Colleges (SOC) participation, on-campus active duty/veteran assistance, the support provided to the families of service members, faculty trained in veteran reintegration issues, presence on military installations, and full-time counselors trained in veteran-specific mental health concerns, to name but a few.

“Our staff used strict criteria to evaluate the submissions of the respondents, and we had a record number of schools participating this year. We believe the Guide serves as an invaluable tool for both education services officers and transition officers when advising service members about their educational opportunities,” said Kelly Fodel, MAE’s editor.

“I encourage students and ESOs to check out our searchable database online,” Fodel said. “We designed this database with the military student in mind. We want to help them make informed choices, so we are giving them access to all the survey questions and answers provided by the schools, as well as explanations about critical issues like the schools’ activation and deployment policies, withdrawal policies, scholarship and financial aid information and important support information.”

Visit www.mae-kmi.com for online access to the 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities, or pick up a copy of the December issue of Military Advanced Education.

“We are so very proud to have once again been listed in the Guide to Military Friendly Colleges and Universities! We consider it an honor every time an active-duty service member or veteran selects UIW to help them reach their educational goals,” said Dr. Cyndi Wilson-Porter, VP of UIW’s Extended Academic Programs.

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



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An open letter from Dr. Lou Agnese to the UIW community

Dear Friends:

Let me take this opportunity to address the recent off-campus shooting of UIW student Cameron Redus.

First, I want to extend my deepest condolences to Cameron’s family and friends. I hope to meet with Cameron’s family at an appropriate place and time of their choosing in the near future.

Like many of you, I’ve spent the last few days trying to digest what happened. This has been such a terrible shock and we are all still processing this tragedy.

It’s had a profound impact on all of us because Incarnate Word is such a close-knit, nurturing community. Cameron was a popular student who was well-liked by faculty and students, many of whom have spoken eloquently about him. It’s never easy to accept the loss of a shining star like Cameron.

We understand your frustrations about the speed of the investigation and the way things have unfolded. You have my assurance that UIW is assisting authorities in every way possible so they can complete a swift investigation. I am committed to a full review of our safety practices.

In the meantime, Counseling Services has trained counselors to work on a wide range of concerns including grief and loss, trauma, and anxiety. They can work with any current UIW student, faculty or staff member. They can be reached at 832-5656. University Mission and Ministry, which works closely with Counseling Services, also provides support and guidance for the UIW community during times of crisis.

We ask for your continued prayers as we learn the circumstances of what happened. We also appreciate your calls and emails. Please know that your concerns are shared with all of us on the university’s senior leadership team. Finally, we will do our best to keep you posted as information becomes available.

With kindest personal regards,


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UIW welcomes Texas Health and Science University to San Antonio

Dec. 2, 2013

Lisa Ping-Hui Tsao Lin, E.M.B.A., president and CEO, THSU and Douglas Endsley, UIW vice president of business and finance at the signing of the agreement between UIW and THSU.

Lisa Ping-Hui Tsao Lin, E.M.B.A., president and CEO, THSU and Douglas Endsley, UIW vice president of business and finance at the signing of the agreement between UIW and THSU.

San Antonio – The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) welcomed the Texas Health and Science University (THSU), an Austin-based institution to San Antonio at a press conference this morning.

THSU, formerly the Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, is scheduled to begin offering acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine classes at UIW’s Debbie and Naty Saidoff Center located at Guilbeau and Tezel Road in 2014. UIW physical therapy students will receive free classroom instruction and 50 percent off clinical instruction. continued

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Old man winter couldn’t stop UIW’s 27th annual “Light the Way”

November 25, 2013
UIW Light the Way 2013
SAN ANTONIO – On Saturday, Nov. 23 over 5,500 guests joined University of the Incarnate Word President Dr. Louis J. Agnese Jr., at the Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center for UIW’s 27th annual Light the Way. Due to the inclement weather, the event was moved from the Benson Stadium to the Convocation Center where guests were treated to traditional holiday entertainment and stood in awe as the crowd moved outside to watch Dr. Agnese and his guests officially kick off the season by flipping the switch and illuminating the campus in nearly a million vibrant twinkling lights. Guests were also treated to a fireworks grand finale. The campus lighting was the final event in a fun-filled evening sponsored in partnership with H-E-B. continued

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UIW Dedicates the Geneva R. Johnson Library

San Antonio – At an event held Friday, Nov. 8, the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) officially dedicated the Geneva R. Johnson Library located at the UIW School of Physical Therapy. continued

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