UNIVERSITY OF THE INCARNATE WORD
LIST: Return to campus plans for San Antonio-area universities, colleges amid COVID-19 surge
Despite the recent uptick in <a href="https://www.ksat.com/topic/Coronavirus/" target="_blank">COVID-19</a> cases and hospitalizations both city and statewide, local colleges and universities are readying for students’ return for the school year.
What is Confederate Heroes Day and why do Texans still celebrate it today?
On Jan. 19 annually, state workers in Texas get the day after Martin Luther King Jr. Day off, with pay, to celebrate “Confederate Heroes Day.” The state requires agencies to keep “skeleton crews” so that they are operational on the holiday, unlike some others, including MLK Day, when state officers are closed. The state holiday was created less than a decade after the federal signing of the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act. Some Southern states this year removed Confederate symbols, statues and monikers that they had long resisted calls to disband. So, removing Confederate Heroes Day is not erasing history. According to the Texas Tribune, other states that observe “Confederate Heroes Day” as a holiday are: Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Tennessee and Virginia.
Incarnate Word hosting free COVID-19 testing kiosk at South San Antonio campus
click image Facebook / University of the Incarnate WordCurative Inc. is providing free COVID-19 testing at the University of Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine on the South Side of San Antonio.Tests will be available from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, and Friday, November 27, as well as 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Monday, November 30. The kiosk is located at 7615 Kennedy Hill Drive, outside Building 2. Appointments can be scheduled online According to an UIW news release , the available tests are self-performed saliva cheek swab tests, which have been "authorized by the FDA for emergency use, to provide surveillance testing for general asymptomatic populations." Results are available within 36 to 48 hours.sacurrent.com
WATCH: UIW kicks off Light the Way holiday event
SAN ANTONIO – The University of the Incarnate Word kicked off its annual holiday tradition, Light the Way, on Friday. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s event has been transformed from a one-day festival into a three-day holiday drive. KSAT Q&A: What this year’s Light the Way event means to UIWWhile the 34th annual event is free, due to space and time considerations, visitors were encouraged to make reservations online. All reservations have been booked and all three days are officially “sold out.”Visitors will get a chance to travel through the one million lights that illuminate the UIW campus. The UIW Campus will be illuminated from dusk until dawn through Jan. 6.
University of the Incarnate Word expands South Side campus
SAN ANTONIO – The University of the Incarnate Word is expanding its campus in a medically-underserved community on the South Side. The University of the Incarnate Word will now occupy seven buildings, covering 23.5 acres at Brooks and totaling 265,000 square feet of building space. “I am so excited to see our school just continue to grow and we continue to make these connections in the South Side,” said Tobias. The new plant hopes to add more than 500 jobs to the South Side over four years. Owner Ernest Tagle said it’s been a struggle during the pandemic, but opening on the South Side was always the plan.
WATCH: San Antonio medical, nursing students hold ‘White Coats for Black Lives’ protest
SAN ANTONIO – Medical and nursing students from the University of the Incarnate Word and UT Health San Antonio will join together for a “White Coats for Black Lives” protest Sunday. The students will gather at 4 p.m. at the athletic fields at UT Health San Antonio. A participant tells KSAT they are expecting several hundred protesters and said there will be speakers from both schools of medicine as well as the school of nursing. The protest is student-led and participants said the administration was not involved in the planning or organization of the event. There have been “White Coats for Black Lives” protests at hospitals across the country in recent days.
Survivor’s play about abuse, mental health, HIV is linking public to services
Loving In Fear: Confronting Domestic ViolenceAs part of her recovery, she started an organization called We SPEAK on Purpose. So we, on purpose, go out and speak about family violence survival, we talk about mental health and we talk about HIV." Metro Health Violence Prevention Manager Jenny Hixon said all of these health issues are interconnected. “We know that people who are HIV positive — that disclosure in and of itself can lead to a violent episode. Doctors identifying teen abuse victims through series of questions"This isn't just about intervention; it's about prevention, too.
UIW cancels study abroad trip to Italy, urges precaution for other international travel
SAN ANTONIO – The University of the Incarnate Word has suspended a faculty-led study abroad trip to Italy in light of a coronavirus outbreak in that country, and school officials are urging others to consider the CDC’s travel warnings before making plans to travel internationally. UIW officials also sent a message to student and faculty about international travel plans during Spring Break. They were also encouraged to “evaluate non-essential travel throughout the Asia region during the Spring semester.”Students from China were asked to contact the Office of International Services to advise of international travel plans in advance. The residence and dining halls will be open and fully operational during Spring Break for students staying on or near campus. UIW officials shared the following CDC recommendations for preventing the spread of respiratory viruses:
Local students remember Kobe Bryant as one of the greatest basketball players
San Antonio – Many students at the University of the Incarnate Word said on Monday that they have a lot of respect for NBA legend Kobe Bryant and remember watching him play. “Since I’m a ’90s baby, I’ve watched Kobe over the years, and as a Spurs fan, it was always difficult because it was always a challenge,” UIW student Jacob Hernandez said. “He taught me -- as well as generations of players, even people in general -- not just in basketball, to strive for greatness,” said Moreno. “(Kobe Bryant, Micheal Jordan) and Lebron (James), they are great in their own aspects. “Just hurt for his wife, losing her kid and her husband at the same time -- all the other people, too,” said Emily Parkhurst, a UIW student.
UIW falls to Northwestern State in overtime, 44-41
SAN ANTONIO - The University of the Incarnate Word football team fell in overtime, 44-41, to Northwestern State Saturday night. 20 Cardinals and is the first time the team had dropped a home contest since November 16, 2016. It was Copeland's second touchdown of the evening and with the score, Copeland set a program record for career touchdown passes (39). Northwestern State scored with 19 seconds remaining and successfully executed the two-point conversion to tie the score at 38 at the end of regulation. In overtime, UIW received the ball first and took a three-point lead when Carson Mohr drilled a 26-yard field goal.
UIW fight song gets lyrics for first time
SAN ANTONIO - Students at the University of the Incarnate Word now have words to sing along with the school's fight song. The song, titled "Cardinal Fight," was composed in 2015 by Tommy Fry and given to the university as a gift. Until then, the school had been using the University of Notre Dame's fight song. "Cardinal Fight" was written without lyrics and, until now, students have chanted "U-I-W" along with the music. The words were written over the last year by Dr. Brett Richardson, assistant professor and Cardinal Band director, and UIW student and Spirit Team member Nicolas Ramon.
Six easy steps to sew a button back on; other tailoring tips you need to know
Have you ever left a shirt hanging in a closet for months because you didn't know how to sew a button back onto it? That's why KSAT News at 9 ontacted the fashion program at the University of the Incarnate Word to get some advice. Here's a look at some sewing and alteration hacks they gave us:The easiest way to sew on a button1. A shank is a device that provides a small amount of space in between a garment and a button. Place the button on top of the toothpick and place the fabric underneath it.
UIW rolls out new safety app for students
SAN ANTONIO - The University of the Incarnate Word rolled out a new safety app for its students to have quick and direct contact with law enforcement officials. The app, called RaveGaurdian, is a nationally used safety feature that is free for Apple and Android phone users. Jim Snow, with the campus police department, said the new app, which is tailored to the university, is a great addition to the security system in place. We had the RAVE system, which is an emergency alert system, for several years and it has been great, Snow said. This app is important because our students will be able to call our dispatcher directly and text with our dispatch directly.
WATCH LIVE: UTSA/UIW pep rally on River Walk
SAN ANTONIO - The University of Texas San Antonio and the University of the Incarnate Word will meet on the gridiron for the first time this Saturday. And to mark the gridiron first, the two schools will celebrate the event with a river parade and pep rally along the River Walk on Thursday called The Hometown Showdown. Barges carrying the football teams, bands, cheerleaders and dignitaries from both schools will float the river, culminating with a pep rally at the Arneson River Theater that will include speakers from both institutions and football programs. The river parade will begin at the International Center near the South St. Mary's St. Bridge and float clockwise along the River to the Arneson River Theatre, where the rally will be held. The event is free and fans are invited to cheer on the squads along the River Walk and at the Arneson River Theater.
UIW announces athletic director Wickstrom leaving university immediately
SAN ANTONIO - The University of the Incarnate Word announced Monday that Athletic Director Dr. Brian Wickstrom is leaving the university, effective immediately. "During his tenure as athletic director, Dr. Brian Wickstrom helped guide our athletic program during a transformational time, said UIW President Dr. Thomas M. Evans in a school press release. I want to thank Brian for his service to the University of the Incarnate Word." Wickstrom was named UIW director of Athletics on August 16, 2017 and almost to the day is leaving two years later. Wickstrom will be replaced on an interim basis by Richard Duran, deputy athletic director.