Communications Arts Students Receive Honors at Texas Intercollegiate Press Association 2024 Conference

06/12/2024 Sourced from UIW News

Students and faculty members from UIW’s Department of Communication Arts attended the 2024 Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA) conference in San Marcos, Texas during the Spring 2024 semester. TIPA is the oldest and one of the largest state collegiate press associations in the nation that seeks to improve college journalism to raise the standard of college publications and to bring the colleges and editors into close and more vital relationship.


UIW Students Recognized by the Lone Star EMMY Educational Foundation

11/17/2023 Sourced from UIW News

San Antonio – November 17, 2023 – “I felt ecstatic when I found out I was awarded a Student Production Award from the Lone Star EMMY Educational Foundation. It is something I have been thinking about ever since I started in the UIW Communications Arts Department.”


A Red Dress Event

03/03/2023 Sourced from UIW News

Madalyn Molina (freshman) attended the Red Dress Fashion Show when she was at Richard King High School (Corpus Christi), and Gabby Maya (sophomore) participated in the fashion show during her junior and senior years at East Central ISD. Both students chose UIW after attending that event.

From Living Rooms to Jets – UIW Interior Designers Touch it All

03/03/2023 Sourced from UIW News

Designing an aesthetically pleasing and tasteful room can be a challenge, but for students interested in becoming interior designers, UIW’s Department of Interior Design lays the foundation to help them succeed in the industry. According to Dr. Diana Allison, UIW associate professor and program coordinator of Interior Design, the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design degree is “uniquely different from other programs in the region.”


UIW Graphic Design Students Shine at 2023 American Advertising Awards

02/24/2023 Sourced from UIW News

Students in the University of the Incarnate Word’s Graphic Design program were recently honored as finalists in the 2023 American Advertising Awards hosted by the American Advertising Federation – San Antonio (AAF-SA) chapter. Per the organization’s website, “the mission of the American Advertising Awards competition is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising.”

UIW Fashion Students Take on New York Fashion Week

02/17/2023 Sourced from UIW News

Maya Kanawati and Sarah Cox, two UIW Fashion students, recently attended New York Fashion Week as part of a special opportunity provided by CLC, the nation’s leading collegiate licensing company, and IMG, the operator of New York Fashion Week: The Shows. Read about their experiences and what they learned.


Lights! Camera! Action! UIW Adds Film Concentration

01/26/2023 Sourced from UIW News

Students in and around the San Antonio area looking for college courses in film do not have to look far; the University of the Incarnate Word now offers a Film concentration option as part of its Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts degree program. The program blends theory-driven and experience-based classes to prepare students to work in the field of film production.


48 Hours to Victory

12/08/2022 Sourced from UIW News

What do you get when you combine theatre arts students, communication arts students and a camera? An award-winning short film produced in under two days by the UIW Film Club. The group of 10 students recently won the Broadcast Education Association’s (BEA) Student Media Club Competition called BEASMC Film 48.


Achieving a Dream

11/04/2022 Sourced from UIW News

Dr. Trey Guinn, associate professor and program director of Communication Arts at UIW, recently finished something many people only dream about completing. In fact, he dreamed about writing his latest book for 10 years before buckling down and resolving to turn it into reality. His recently published book, Communication Essentials: The Tools You Need to Master Every Type of Professional Interaction, is teeming with wisdom for all readers.


Student-Run TV Station makes history with 15 award nominations

10/06/2022 Sourced from UIW News

UIWtv had a record-breaking 15 nominations from the Lone Star Emmy® Educational Foundation for Student Production Awards. The student-run television station on the UIW Broadway campus strives to bring the campus community news, entertainment and sports from around the University.


UIW Student Turns Passion for Fashion into Blossoming Career

05/05/2022 Sourced from UIW News

Coming out of high school, Andrea Rivera made it her mission to get through college. Now, she is preparing to graduate this weekend with a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Management, a degree she earned while working part-time as a lead merchandiser at Target.



UIW Fashion Management Hosts Red Dress Fashion Show

03/04/2022 Sourced from UIW News

The University of the Incarnate Word's Fashion Management program partnered with Rolling Oaks Mall to raise awareness of women’s heart health with the Red Dress Fashion Show on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022.


Keller Receives 20 Year Service Award from Texas TRiO Association

02/22/2022 Sourced from UIW News

Wynette Keller, director of TRiO Student Support Services at the University of the Incarnate Word, was recognized by the Texas TRiO Association with a 20 Year Service Award at the organization’s conference. We caught up with Keller to discuss how rewarding her work is and how it aligns with the Mission of UIW.

UIWtv Earns Television National Signature Station Award

02/11/2022 Sourced from UIW News

The University of the Incarnate Word’s student-run television station, UIWtv, has been awarded first place in the 2022 Television National Signature Station from the Broadcast Education Association (BEA). This is the first such honor for UIWtv.

UIW Announces 2022 Faculty Awards

02/04/2022 Sourced from UIW News

Sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the University of the Incarnate Word Faculty Senate and University Mission and Ministry, faculty across UIW were honored with the 2022 Faculty Awards in January.


Gratitude is Golden

12/09/2021 Sourced from UIW News

Brandon Sanders graduates with his Master’s in Communication Arts on Saturday. His greatest role models in his life are his parents. He came from Stockton, California, and his parents grew up in a very different world than he did. They experienced many challenges, and their goal was to ensure that their son did not have to experience those same hardships.

Fashion Students Display Garments at Rolling Oaks Mall

12/03/2021 Sourced from UIW News

Three freshmen in the Orientation to Fashion Management class at UIW designed dresses that are now on display at the Rolling Oaks Mall. A beautiful gold gown was created by Kieann Hernandez and Danielle Tovar, while a lovely green Grinch dress was made by Daniela Mejia.


Light the Way: A Family Tradition

11/18/2021 Sourced from UIW News

For Julianne Salame, a graduate student in UIW’s Communication Arts Department, Light the Way has been part of her family’s holiday experience since she was young. She estimates that she was about eight years old the first time she attended the event.

Beechner ’10, ’15 selected to Forbes Next 1000 List

11/16/2021 Sourced from UIW News

Kim Beechner ’10, ’15 was selected to the Forbes Next 1000 list for 2021. Beechner is the founder and CEO of Embark Marketing, a Texas-based, digital marketing agency specializing in the food and beverage industry. Beechner founded Embark Marketing in 2010.


Hispanic Heritage Month: Role models and research

10/08/2021 Sourced from UIW News

Dr. Zazil Reyes Garcia, associate professor and director of Communication Arts ABM Programs at the University of the Incarnate Word, points back to her mother, grandmother, and many other women in her family for her drive and ambition in life.



UIW Among Top-Ranked in Animation and Game Design

04/06/2021 Sourced from UIW News

UIW has been ranked number 4 in the category of Top Animation School Programs in Texas and number 24 in the nation in the category of Top 25 Schools and Colleges with Game Design BFA Programs by the national website


UIWtv Wins First-Ever Emmys

12/01/2020 Sourced from UIW News

For the first time ever, students from the University of the Incarnate Word’s UIWtv program have earned two awards from the Lone Star Emmy Educational Foundation.