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Message from the President – Spring 2010

Mar 12th, 2010
Message from the President – Spring 2010

Dear Friends: This issue of The Word features a cover story on one of the signature events at the University of the Incarnate Word: the annual Cutting Edge Fiesta® Fashion Show, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. While the Cutting Edge has evolved into a highly successful production, it’s worth remembering that it and
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New traditions begin at Homecoming

Mar 12th, 2010
New traditions begin at Homecoming

By Ashley Festa With the addition of football, alumni had even more motivation to rally together at Homecoming 2009. The celebration, held Oct. 25 – Nov. 1, was attended by more than 500 alumni, parents, students and friends. New traditions were started, such as the inaugural Homecoming Game and the naming of the Homecoming King
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Scholarship announced at annual Light the Way celebration

Mar 12th, 2010
Scholarship announced at annual Light the Way celebration

UIW’s annual Light the Way celebration, sponsored by H-E-B, just gets better every year, and there were more than 5,500 attendees in November to prove it. Among the special guests were Congressman Charlie Gonzalez, Mayor Julián Castro, Archbishop José Gomez and H-E-B Public Affairs Director Dya Campos. Rounding out the evening was headliner Patsy Torres,
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New programs

Mar 12th, 2010

Criminal Justice – Talk of an on-campus criminal justice program began last fall, and there’s now a search under way for an assistant professor. The new faculty member is expected to be teaching by Fall 2010. Nationally, criminal justice programs fare well, and those who graduate with the degree have a strong job outlook. Besides
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First graduates from Arizona

Mar 12th, 2010
First graduates from Arizona

Congratulations to the first graduates of UIW in Surprise, Ariz.! Matthew Velonis graduated in December with a BAA in organizational development and Renats Stozkovs graduated with a BBA in information systems. They will formally cross the stage at Estrella Mountain Community College in May. Two other Arizona students are expected to graduate by that time
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13 students come back winners from 2010 ADDY® Awards

Mar 12th, 2010
13 students come back winners from 2010 ADDY® Awards

UIW Computer Graphic Arts students took home 26 ADDY® awards at the annual event sponsored by the San Antonio chapter of the American Advertising Federation held Feb. 20. The event recognizes excellence in the advertising industry presenting the highest ranking agencies and individuals with the prestigious ADDY® Award. Students also compete in a special category,
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Stay connected using UIW iPhone apps

Mar 12th, 2010
Stay connected using UIW iPhone apps

iPhone users can now keep up with the university on-the-go by downloading the first batch of free UIW-branded and specific iPhone applications. You will be able to connect to the university’s own YouTube Channel. Download the sports app to find everything you wanted to know about the Cardinals, including schedules, scores and more. Find photos
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UPCOMING APRIL EVENTS

Mar 12th, 2010

Cutting Edge Fiesta® Fashion Show Tickets for this event go fast, so get your tickets early. We’re celebrating something special this year. See the cover story on page 8 for more information. When: Monday, April 19 Where: Marriott Rivercenter Ballroom, 101 Bowie St. Cost: From $25 to $1,000 More information: Office of Development at (210)
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Buckner Fanning Christian School graduates to receive scholarships

Mar 12th, 2010
Buckner Fanning Christian School graduates to receive scholarships

Dr. Louis Agnese Jr. announced a partnership with the Buckner Fanning Christian School (BFCS) at a news conference in January. Beginning May 2010, BFCS graduates who complete the 8th grade with a B average or better (minimum 3.0 GPA) will be awarded annual $2,500 scholarships to one of UIW’s two Brainpower Connection high schools and
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Magazine publishes student work

Mar 12th, 2010
Magazine publishes student work

By Ashley Festa Greg Cuellar, a senior concentrating on graphic design in the Computer Graphic Arts Department, had his work selected recently for publication in CMYK Magazine. The issue, No. 46, was published in February. “It still hasn’t sunken in,” Cueller said of his accomplishment. “This could definitely lead to some great opportunities for me
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