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veteran's day celebration 2015


The UIW community celebrated Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, in Our Lady's Chapel to honor the military service of our veterans. Pictured above (left to right) Andrea Redona, VA work study, Dr. Glenn James, associate provost, Reuben Aleman, veteran's services specialist, Paul Warner, VA work study, Rev. Trevor Alexander, assistant director of campus ministry, Clarence Favorite, VA work study, David De La Fuente, VA work study, Tayler Potts, VA work study, Karen Wyatt, director of veteran's affairs, Dr. Kevin LaFrance, associate professor of business administration.



Our Lady's Chapel Services

All are welcome. 

  • Noon Mass, Monday – Friday
  • Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m.
  • Sunday evening mass resumes at 8 p.m.
  • Liturgy of the Hours evening prayer at 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation - 11:30 a.m. Fridays or by appointment with Fr. Tom Dymowski, O.SS.T. (210) 829-3131 or

Noon Mass Canceled: Friday, Nov. 13
Noon mass for Friday, Nov. 13 has been canceled. Mission and Ministry will be off campus participating in their Fall Retreat. For more info, contact Brenda Dimas at (210) 829-3128 or

uiw seniors passing of the light ceremony

First Bi-Annual UIW Seniors Passing of the Light Ceremony
Join UIW's Chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and University Mission & Ministry as we honor the fall seniors, who have been a light on and off campus, and have them “pass their light” to the remaining classes at 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13 on the McDermott Convocation steps. Blessing by Fr. James Mark Adame, O.SS.T. and senior linebacker and FCA president, Padyn Giebler, will be the first student and athlete to “pass his light” onto the student body. #passthelightUIW is the official hashtag. For more info, contact Beth Villarreal at (210) 829-3128 or

Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service
The annual UIW Ecumenical Thanksgiving Prayer Service is being celebrated this year at 12 p.m., Monday, Nov. 23 in Our Lady's Chapel. This Ecumenical Service is an opportunity for UIW to come together and give prayerful thanks as a community for the abundant blessings that God has given us throughout the year. For more info, contact Brenda Dimas at (210) 829-3128 or


The UIW Department of Theatre Arts invites you to Reckless, a whacky and somewhat dark comedy by Craig Lucas. Robert Ball directs Reckless with scenery designed by Christopher McCollum, costumes designed by Margaret Mitchell, and lighting designed by Justin Bennett. Tickets for this production will be: $10 for adults, $9 for Seniors $8 for non-UIW students, $6 for groups of 10 or more and UIW students, Faculty and staff may attend free by presenting their valid UIW ID. Show times in the Coates Theatre are:

  • 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13
  • 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14
  • 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 15
  • 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18
  • 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19
  • 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20

For more info, contact Chrissie Young at (210) 829-3800 or

Doctoral Student Research Symposium
The symposium from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14 in the Gorman Building, Room 212 will showcase the diverse areas of scholarship and give doctoral students the opportunity to present their research as well as provide networking opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and community participants. For more info, contact Joan Labay-Marquez at (210) 283-6429 or

UIW Cheer and Dance Clinic
UIW Cheerleaders and Dance Team will be hosting a clinic from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14 in the McDermott Convocation Center before the UIW Football vs Lamar game. Participants will learn material throughout the morning, get to enjoy tailgate with their families, walk in the Flight of the Cardinal Parade, cheer on the sidelines and perform at the football game. Visit our website at for registration form. Contact via email, phone or social media. The contact phone and email are (210) 283-6406 or, respectively.

UIW Salute to Veterans Tailgate-Ettling Center and Alumni & Parent Relations
Come and enjoy the UIW Football Military Appreciation Day in the Battle of the Birds, UIW Cardinals vs. Lamar Cardinals football game at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14 at Benson Stadium. The Salute to Veterans Tailgate sponsored by the Alumni & Parent Relations Office and the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership invite UIW alumni, faculty, staff and students and their guests as well as all veterans and their families to enjoy fellowship and FREE food located behind the Barshop Natatorium between 11 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Come join us support our UIW Cardinal Football Team & to thank our veterans! For more information contact the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership at (210) 283-6423 or

UIW International Education Week
UIW International Student & Scholar Services proudly presents International Education Week from Monday, Nov. 16 through Friday, Nov. 20. The events celebrate the diversity of the UIW community and the international opportunities UIW offers to our students.  Check out all of the events for the week at this link. Join the community in celebrating International Education on our campus and beyond. For more info, contact Priyangana Risal at (210) 805-5705 or

UIW Planned Giving Luncheon
UIW faculty and staff are invited to enjoy a delicious lunch while learning how to reap more by sowing well for your financial future from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16 in the Nursing Building, Room 142. The UIW Planned Giving Council and Institutional Advancement are sponsoring this luncheon. Jim Oliver, CPA/PFS, CFP, a member of UIW Planned Giving Council and Principal of Jim Oliver & Associates, P.C, and Financial Life Advisors LLC, and Deborah P. McBrearty, CPA, CFP is also a member of the UIW Planned Giving Council will be presenting at this luncheon. Please RSVP to Alex Castañeda at (210) 829-6071 or

Winter's Eve Gala
Join Cardinals for Kids and the UIW community for The Winter's Eve Gala from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. The gala benefits the Children's Hospital of San Antonio Foundation and includes a cocktail hour, silent auction and dinner. The evening honors Dr. Richard Wayne. The cost is $150 per person with a minimum table price of $2,000. For more info, contact Justin Lamontagne at (210) 283-6473 or

UIW Cardinal Jazz Band Concert
The UIW Cardinal Jazz Band's last concert of the fall semester is from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19 in the UIW Music Building Concert Hall. They will be performing for the first time in the new UIW Concert Hall and will feature special guests Kyle Keener and Polly Harrison. Keener and Harrison are UIW alumni and have a musical group called Small World that has been a staple of the San Antonio music scene for more than 30 years. The Clark High School Jazz Band will also be featured and will open the concert. For more info, contact Jim Waller at (210) 445-0412 or

Supporting Muslim Students On Campus: Dispel Myths, Address Islamophobia and Break Barriers
Underscored by past events, there is a need for schools to educate all on Islam, build positive relationships, and value diversity. This session from 12:15 – 1:45 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20 in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room will use a webinar on Islamophobia and brief discussion afterward. Box lunch will be provided, please RSVP no later than Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015. For more info, contact Melissa Villanueva at (210) 805-3051 or

Light the Way: O Tannenbaum
Join the UIW family to celebrate the time honored holiday tradition of “O Tannenbaum” as we kick off the holidays with one of the most anticipated events of the season at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21 in Benson Stadium. The program will feature several fan favorites including Tejano superstar Patsy Torres, the talent of the UIW Cardinal Chorale, the UIW Marching Cardinals and Spirit Team plus the performing groups of UIW's Brainpower Connection schools.  

The evening will culminate with the flip of a switch to deck the UIW campus with nearly a million twinkling Christmas lights. Guests are invited to join the candlelight procession through campus led by Mariachi Las Coronelas to Dubuis Lawn for a complimentary hot chocolate reception. The campus will be illuminated nightly for self-guided tours through Jan. 6, 2016.  Follow us on social media using #LTW2015 to stay up-to-date with this year's event.  Don't forget to share your favorite Light the Way memories and photos past and present.  For more information, call (210) 829-6001 or visit

Hon. Juan Gabriel Valdés, Ambassador of Chile to U.S. Lecture
The UIW Department of International Affairs invites you to a reception, lecture and Q&A session with the Hon. Juan Gabriel Valdés, ambassador of Chile, from 6 – 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 23 in the ICC Conference Center. This event is free and open to the public. For more info, contact Beth Costello of the World Affairs Council of San Antonio at (210) 308-9494 or

President's Spaghetti Dinner
The President's Spaghetti Dinner takes place from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. The dinner is an annual UIW tradition for our students and this is your special invitation to join the Campus Life Staff for this event. We would appreciate your assistance in one or more of the following ways:

  • Meatball Rolling (Tuesday, Dec. 1, Marian Hall @ ICC).
  • Serving at one or more of the shifts during the dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 2, McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room.
  • Prepare or purchase a dessert for the dinner.

Please volunteer to assist us by signing up online at this link.


Department News

Cardinal Chorale & Singers Fall Concert
The UIW Department of Music presents the UIW Cardinal Chorale & Singers Fall Concert from 3 – 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 15 in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. For more info, contact the UIW Department of Music at (210) 829-3855 or

Web Development Training Session
The Office of Web Development will conclude its Fall 2015 OU Campus Training sessions at 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20 in the Mabee Library, Room 230. As this will be a general training session, we welcome those still unfamiliar to OU Campus and also those who'd like a refresher. Seating for this advanced session is limited to 25 participants; please RSVP to

Branding Training
The UIW Visual Corporate Identity Committee is hosting a UIW logo and branding guidelines training session from 10 – 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 20 in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. For more info, contact Jenness Gough at (210) 391-5724 or

Everything I Never Showed You
The UIW Department of Art presents its Fall 2015 Senior Capstone Exhibition titled Everything I Never Showed You. The opening reception is from 6 – 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20 in the Kelso Fine Arts Center first floor. The exhibit will be on display in the Kelso Fine Arts Center through Jan. 8, 2016. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday (except UIW holidays). For more info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or


Athletics News

Cardinal Spotlight

Football Fan Bus – Houston Baptist University
The UIW Cardinals Club is offering a bus trip to the Cardinals final football game of the season against Houston Baptist University on Saturday, Nov. 21. The $50 package includes round-trip transportation from UIW to the game in Houston, Texas, a lower level ticket, breakfast and refreshments on the bus. The bus will depart from the McDermott Convocation Center at 8 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 21 and return the same day. The bus will leave Houston 30 minutes following the conclusion of the game. Fans can reserve their spot now. Call Kevin Lepore at (210) 805-3000 or by Friday, Nov. 13.

Men and Women's Basketball Home Opener
UIW Cardinals Men's and Women's Basketball will tip off the 2015-2016 seasons as they play host to the LSU-Alexandria Generals and Texas Lutheran Bulldogs at 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13. In the McDermott Convocation Center. The Cardinals Club will be hosting an All-Night tailgate party beginning at 5 p.m. for UIW students, faculty, staff, and fans. Game ticket for the basketball games is required for the tailgate party. The tailgate part will last all-night leading into the UIW vs. Lamar football game. Come on out to support our Cardinals and Celebrate our Military at the Military Appreciation Game, Saturday, Nov. 14. For more info, contact Kevin Lepore at (210) 805-3000 or

Fan Appreciation Cookout
The UIW Athletics Cardinals Club, along with the Student Athlete Advisor Council is set to host Fan Appreciation Cookout from 5 – 10:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13 in front of McDermott Convocation Center. The event is FREE and OPEN to the public. Attendees will be treated to free hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, water, and soft drinks. The UIW football team will serve as the cooks, and assist SAAC and Cardinals Club members with serving patrons. For more info, contact Kevin Lepore at (210) 805-3000 or

UIW Football Military Appreciation Day
Come and enjoy the UIW Football Military Appreciation Day at the UIW vs. Lamar football game at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14 at Benson Stadium. Admission and parking is FREE to all military personnel and their families. Admission is free to UIW students, faculty and staff with a valid UIW ID. There will be a flag unfurling during pre-game, all branch enlistment ceremony and UIW Marching Cardinals USA tribute show during half-time. For more information contact Kevin Lepore at 210-805-3000.

UIW Basketball Season
The UIW Athletics Department invites the community to enjoy men and women's basketball. Games for November are listed below.

Men's Basketball for the Week:

Nov. 13: Men's Basketball vs. Texas Lutheran, McDermott Convocation Center, 8:30 p.m.
Nov. 16: Men's Basketball vs. Schreiner, McDermott Convocation Center, 7 p.m.
Nov. 18: Men's Basketball at Purdue, 6 p.m. (Live on ESPN3)

Women's Basketball for the Week:

Nov. 13: Women's Basketball vs. LSU-Alexandria, McDermott Convocation Center, 6 p.m.
Nov. 17: Women's Basketball at Colorado State, 8 p.m.
Nov. 19: Women's Basketball vs. Sul Ross State, McDermott Convocation Center, 6 p.

UIW Volleyball Season

The UIW Athletics Department invites the community to enjoy women's volleyball.  Games for November are listed below.

Women's Volleyball for the Week

Nov. 14: Women's Volleyball at Stephen F. Austin, 12 p.m.

UIW Football Season
The UIW Athletics Department invites the community to enjoy the football season.  Games for November are listed below.

Football for the Week:

Nov. 14: Football vs. Lamar, Benson Stadium, 2 p.m. (Streaming on KONO 860 AM)
Nov. 21: Football at Houston Baptist, 2 p.m. (Streaming KONO 860 AM)

For info, please contact Athletics at (210) 805-3000.


Community News


2015 dr. gilberto hinojosa native american month presentation

Dr. Gilberto Hinojosa gave a Native American Month presentation titled, "Cultural Interaction - Native American Texas & Spanish Texas" in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room this week. 

UIW Highlight

Native American Heritage Month Exhibit
November is Native American Heritage Month.  Please take time to visit the display case on the first floor of the AT&T Science Building to see an exhibit of Native American artifacts and books placed there by members of the Native American Heritage Month Committee.  The exhibit will be up through the first week of December.  For more info, contact Dr. Richard Peigler at or (210) 829-3832.

Call for Service Learning Pictures and Stories – Ettling Center for Civic Leadership
The Ettling Center for Civic Engagement would like to collect some stories and pictures of service learning projects that could be used to encourage others in service learning.  Please send brief and informal descriptions of three sentences to a page and a picture or two if you have them to the ECCL Faculty Liaison Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at  When faculty put what they have done in the Sedona form, there is now a MISSION CODE where one can select SL for Service Learning and report service learning projects. Documenting these for the last five years can help UIW to earn Carnegie recognition for service leadership.  

UIW Fashion Management Program Develops Official Tartan
After years of hard work, the UIW Fashion Management Program has developed the official tartan (plaid) for UIW. They felt it was important to incorporate the founding Sisters in the plaid design.  The three white lines that are together on the plaid represent the founding Sisters. Several versions of the plaid were developed.  The fashion faculty narrowed it down to 3 designs. Luxury scarves and satin ties can be purchased at this link. A portion of the money from the sales of the tartan items will be returned to the Fashion Management Program to fund scholarships.

2015 United Way Campaign 
The 2015 United Way Campaign has kicked off. The campaign will run through Monday, Nov. 30. Your pledge can help improve the lives of many in San Antonio. Please help us make this a successful campaign. For more info, contact Jessica Garza-Padilla at (210) 283-6418 or

Denman Estate Open House
Looking for a venue to host your next function? Check out the Denman Estate Open House from 12 – 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 15 at the Denman Estate (7735 Mockingbird Lane, San Antonio, TX 78229). This is a great chance to see the venue and meet with other event professionals that will help make your next event spectacular. For more info, contact Stephanie Ponce at (210) 805-5805 or

Cup Runneth Over
TRiO Student Support Services will once again work with women and families in transition by collecting and assembling cup care packages.“Cup Runneth Over” is a way in which the faculty, administrators and staff can give something back to those experiencing difficulties in their lives. Collection of items run until 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16. Please consider donating the following items in good condition:

  • Mugs
  • Hotel toiletries
  • Toothbrushes and small toothpastes
  • Individually wrapped tea bags or packets of hot chocolate
  • Any other small item that would be appropriate and helpful

Items can be delivered to the TRiO Lab in the Administration Building, Room 225. For more info or assistance with item collection, please contact TRiO Student Support Services at (210) 805-5812. 

UIW Bookstore 2-Day Sale
The UIW Bookstore presents its biggest sale so far. Between Tuesday, Nov. 17 and Wednesday, Nov. 18, you can receive 25% off almost the entire store including cold weather gear, backpacks and sweatshirts (promo items not included). For more info, contact Anne Richards at (210) 829-6056 or

Call for Sometimes Singers & Players
Join UIW's Sometime Singers & Players, a group made up of faculty, staff, administrators and students (vocalists and instrumentalists) who cannot participate in weekly rehearsals and services, but who serve when possible at liturgical prayer throughout the school year. Your commitment to participate at the event and at rehearsals is made only when you RSVP to an event invitation by the RSVP date. To RSVP for one of the events below or to have your name placed on the e-mail list for future events, contact Lena Gokelman at or (210) 832-3207. You may also contact Dr. Glenn James at or extension 3940

  • Baccalaureate Mass: Saturday, Dec. 5 at 5 p.m. in the McDermott Convocation Center. Warm-up begins at 3:45 p.m. Please attend two of the three rehearsals:
    • Tuesday, Dec. 1 (vocalists only),
    • Wednesday, Dec. 2 (instrumentalists only) and
    • Thursday, Dec. 3 (vocalists and instrumentalists).
    • All rehearsals are from 5:45 – 7:45 p.m. in Our Lady's Chapel. RSVP by Sunday, Nov. 29. For questions about the rehearsal schedule, contact (210) 832-3207.
  • Christmas Eve Mass: Wednesday, Dec. 24 at 5:30 p.m. in Our Lady's Chapel. Warm-up begins at 4 p.m. Please plan to attend at least three of the four rehearsals:
    • Tuesday, Dec. 8, Thursday,
    • Dec. 10, Tuesday, Dec. 15, or
    • Thursday, Dec. 17, and
    • The final rehearsal on Tuesday, Dec. 22.
    • All rehearsals are from 5:45 – 7:45 p.m. in Our Lady¹s Chapel. RSVP by Sunday, Nov. 29. For questions about the rehearsal schedule, contact (210) 832-3207. 

Employee Health & Wellness

Employee Wellness Lunch & Learn 
The Employee Wellness Committee will host a lunch and learn at 12 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19 in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Sam Martinez, Employee Wellness GA, will present on Diet and Lifestyle Changes. RSVP by email:


High Schools

St. Anthony Catholic High School Placement Test Workshop
Successful performance on the HSPT test can be the gateway to an outstanding high school education for your middle school child. St. Anthony Catholic High School offers convenient, high quality prep courses for the HSPT high school admission test. Taught by the St. Anthony counseling department, the courses use practice material carefully chosen to provide students with:

  1. Effective strategies to help them cope with math and verbal problems
  2. Extensive practice with the HSPT
  3. Foundation necessary to boost confidence

We will help students to increase their scores by preparing them with the test-taking skills necessary to read and solve problems efficiently and accurately. Students will learn strategies to increase their scores by eliminating incorrect answers and by making wise educated deductions.

To register for the course online, click on this link.


St. Anthony Catholic High School Events

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Visit Incarnate Word High School at

Visit the UIW Prep website at


2015 miscellaneous uiw community spirit

Many members in the UIW community participated in the Young Women's Leadership Academy (YWLA) Butterfly Run at the Botanical Center Sunday, Nov 8. Pictured above is Christine Hansen (center), visiting instructor of human performance, with her family and Ann Aderhold (right), event organizers and supporter of the YWLA. Christine also encouraged her students to participate.

Commissioning Service: Peru Immersion Trip
Please join Women's Global Connection at 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13 in the Incarnate Word Generalate Chapel for a special ceremony to prayerfully send off the WGC Immersion Trip travelers to Peru. For two weeks in December, trip participants will serve alongside Incarnate Word missionaries to promote and strengthen CCVI ministries and WGC programs in Chimbote, Peru. WGC is hosting 8 community members, UIW faculty and students on the trip and 13 others are traveling to Peru as part of the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership. Thank you for all your support. For more info, contact Tamarra Mency at (210) 828-2224, extension 297, or

WGC Alternative Giving Program

Women's Global Connection continues to offer its Alternative Giving Program, which many in the UIW community have supported over the years, especially at holiday time.  Children in Zambia who would not have an opportunity to attend preschool have been able to do so, preschool teachers in Peru have received training, women in Tanzania have received animal grants to expand grass roots businesses and use their profits to send their children to school.  You can also help build a village rainwater harvester or purchase other clean water options as part of the Dr. Patricia Lieveld Water Project in Bukoba, Tanzania.  The Srs. Dot Ettling and Neomi Hayes Immersion Trip Fund benefits students and others going on WGC immersion trips.  To review all of the options and to give, please visit this link or drop by the WGC office in the Brackenridge Villa basement to pick up a list.  You can also request recognition cards from us that you can send to someone you want to honor with your gift.  Donations can also be sent to WGC through campus mail (CPO 1228) or to 4503 Broadway, SA, TX 78209.  Questions?  Call (210) 828-2224 or email us at

Our sympathy and prayers go to:

  • Jane & Monroe Gaschen & family on the recent loss of his mother, Vivian Eva Rundle Gaschen (MA '68).
  • Janet and Don Steffen & family on the recent loss of her mother, Joan Dupuis Mileau Jacob (IWHS '47, BS '52).
  • Thelma and Daniel Muraida & family on the recent loss of her aunt; Graciela Del Toro (IWHS '98) and Laura Muraida (IWHS '02) on the recent loss of their great-aunt, Maria Mercado (Santa Rosa School, '41).


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