San Antonio – On Monday, Aug. 28, the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) unveiled its new state-of-the-art Student Engagement Center (SEC) with a blessing and ribbon cutting. The event, attended by approximately 400 students, faculty and friends began with a moment of silence for the communities affected by Hurricane Harvey.
UIW Chaplain Fr. Thomas Dymowski, O.SS.T. began with a prayer, blessing the students, the community and the building. President Dr. Thomas Evans along with Student Government President Aaron Chavez and mascot Red the Cardinal cut the ribbon, officially opening the facility.
The SEC “will prove to be the living room for this campus designed to meet the goal of student success. It will be a place for living and learning where residents find a place to gather and for commuters to have a home away from home. The SEC is about the importance of engagement of ensuring that students are fully involved in the life of this institution and its people,” said Evans.
The 122,500 square foot Student Engagement Center features administrative offices, including the University Advising Center, TRIO Programs, Career Services, Veterans Affairs, University Mission & Ministry, the Writing & Learning Center, Tutoring Services, Campus Engagement, Student Conduct, university post office, bookstore, university help desk, and a new central dining facility. A ballroom, 10 multipurpose rooms, Student Government Office, Campus Activities Board Office, Greek Life Office, and a Student Organization Complex are among a few of the amenities available to students. Red’s game room and pub, located on the basement level of the Student Center, includes billiards tables, shuffleboard, darts and gaming stations.
Photo cutline – UIW President Dr. Thomas Evans, Student Government President Aaron Chavez and Red the Cardinal cut the ribbon officially opening the facility.
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