University of the Incarnate Word
|University of the Incarnate Word|
|Motto||The Universe is Yours|
|Religious affiliation||Catholic Church (Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word (CCVI))|
|President||Louis J. Agnese Jr.|
|Location||San Antonio and Alamo Heights, Texas, USA|
|Campus||Urban, 154 acres (0.6 km2)|
|Athletics||19 varsity teams|
|Colors||Red and Black|
The campus is located on 154 acres (0.6 km2) with notable campus extensions in the People's Republic of China also called "China Incarnate Word" and in Mexico called the "Centro Universitario Incarnate Word". The University has over 93 Sister schools around the world and its study abroad program is unmatched in the San Antonio area. One of the more popular programs is the John Cabot University study abroad program in Rome, Italy. As of Fall 2009, the university was the largest Catholic university and the fourth largest private university in the state of Texas.citation needed
Incarnate Word was founded in 1881 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word who came to San Antonio at the request of Bishop Claude Dubuis. They founded several schools, hospitals, and academies.
In keeping with the spirit of charity all students who graduate from UIW are required to volunteer a certain number of hours in the community before graduating.
The University is home to the Rosenberg School of Optometry, the Feik School of Pharmacy, the AT&T Math, Science, & Engineering center, The Dreeben School of Education, The H.E.B. School of Business, The Christus Santa Rosa Nursing School, and the School of Interactive Media & Design. The University also participates with E-Army-U, the U.S. Army's online portal for e-learning, and offers the Universe Online program for online adult education.
The University also operates an all-girls high school, Incarnate Word High School, as well as a co-educational high school, St. Anthony Catholic. It also operates two Elementary schools, St. Anthony's and St. Peter Prince of the Apostles, through its brainpower connection program.
Newly constructed buildings include the Pharmacy school and the "Hillside" dormitory, opened in fall of 2007. The Tom Benson Field House and Stadium, the Hillside II (later renamed Joeris) dormitory and the new Ancira Tower parking garage opened and were dedicated in fall of 2008. The remodeling of the Fine arts building, Administration building, and Construction of a new Student Center were completed in 2010. An Optometry School was opened in 2009. The school is in the Medical Center Area on Datapoint Drive,San Antonio.5
The University of the Incarnate Word also offers a program called ADCAP (Adult Degree Completion Program) that meets at nights and on weekends, helping those who work full time or who are unable to attend during the day achieve their degrees in an accelerated environment. Most classes last 8 – 10 weeks. The ADCAP classes are also eligible for financial aid such as Pell Grants and student loans.
UIW was founded by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, who came to San Antonio in 1869 to assist with treating a cholera outbreak. The order follows the Augustinian rule. The institution began as the Incarnate Word School in 1881 and was originally chartered as a college for women. It became fully coeducational in 1971. The university first became accredited in 1925 and its accreditation was reaffirmed in 2005 by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.6 In recent years, the university has made a great deal of efforts in integrating emerging technology with the student's learning. The university was the first school that introduced smart mobile technology (iPad) to its students in the state of Texas.7 The Management Information Systems (MIS) program will offer smart mobile app development classes from Spring 2013 semester.
The university has five campuses: The main campus in Midtown San Antonio, satellite campuses at the South Texas Medical Center and Goodyear, Arizona, UIW Mexico in Mexico City, and UIW China in Guangzhou. Incarnate Word also maintains an Adult Degree Completion Program at Rolling Oaks Mall on San Antonio's northeast side.
The university is rated among the Southwest's top liberal arts schools. The U.S. News & World Report ranked Incarnate Word 59th in its 2011 edition of Best Colleges in Regional Universities (West) 8
In 2010 the UIW Men's Swim team won 2nd Place at the NCAA Division II National Championships in Canton, Ohio. Conrado Chede won 1st Place in the 500 yards freestyle.
UIW men's and women's soccer teams continue to also be nationally recognized winning many of the Heartland Conference championships.
UIW men's Cross Country, for the first time in school history, placed first in the 2008 Heartland Conference meet with a score of 29 points, 32 points ahead of second place; 6 of the members were All-Conference.10
The UIW men's Cross Country defended their 2008 Heartland Conference win in 2009; they won with a score of 26 points, 27 points ahead of second place. In addition, Shayn Weidner won the race individually and became the first Cardinal man to ever do so. 6 of the members were All-Conference: Shayn Weidner - 1st; Howard Gill - 3rd; Adrian Carillo - 6th; Solomon Rotich - 7th; Robert Hawes - 9th; Chris Flores - 10th.11
Currently, UIW is a member of Division II's Lone Star Conference. On August 2012, UIW accepted an invitation to move up to Division I as a member of the Southland Conference effective July 31, 2013. The football team will be a Division I independent in 2013, then start conference play in 2014 due to schedule commitments. UIW will be fully eligible for Division I championships starting in the 2017-18 season.12
The Word, the University of the Incarnate Word alumni magazine, keeps alumni informed of campus activities.13
- Ricardo Chavira, actor from Desperate Housewives14
- Jesse Borrego, actor from Dexter15
- Linda Stouffer, former CNN Headline News anchor and anchor at WSB-TV In Atlanta.16
- As of June 30, 2009. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2009 Endowment Market Value and Percentage Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2008 to FY 2009" (PDF). 2009 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments. National Association of College and University Business Officers. Retrieved February 25, 2010.
- Zoning Map." City of Alamo Heights. Retrieved on March 24, 2010.
- "AHISD Contact Information." Alamo Heights Independent School District. Retrieved on March 24, 2010.
- "Campus Map." University of the Incarnate Word. Retrieved on March 24, 2010.
- H-E-B School of Business iPad Program
- University of the Incarnate Word Athletics - Synchronized Swimming
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- Welcome to Division I, Incarnate Word!
- "University of the Incarnate Word". The Prowler. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
- Jakle, Jeanne (18 May 2004). "S.A.-born actors drawing notice on air, in print". San Antonio Express-News.
- Jakle, Jeanne (17 June 2004). "Conexión : More than '24'; Jesse Borrego has big plans for Hollywood". San Antonio Express-News.
- Jakle, Jeanne (3 September 2008). "Anchor from S.A. makes'Headline'". San Antonio Express-News.
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