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2016 cutting edge fiesta fashion show dr. lou agnese mickey agnese


Dr. Louis J. Agnese, Jr., UIW president, and his wife Mickey Agnese are pictured above with the CCVI congregation members Sr. Leticia de Jesus Rodriguez, CCVI, Sr. Michele O'Brien, CCVI, Sr. Maria Teresa Flores, CCVI, Sr. Theresa McGrath, CCVI, and Sr. Corine Walsh, CCVI, at the 36th annual Cutting EdgeTM Fiesta® Fashion Show Monday, April 11 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. Mickey was honored at the event for her 30th anniversary as First Lady of UIW.



Our Lady's Chapel Services

All are welcome. 

  • Noon Mass, Monday – Friday
  • Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m. & 8:30 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


A Special Message from the Vice President for Business & Finance, Douglas Endsley
UIW will again be host to Alamo Heights Night 2016, Friday, April 15, 5:30 - 11 p.m.  It will take place on the parking lots surrounding the Natatorium and Convocation Center.  The event will offer food & beverage booths, fun & games and entertainment for all ages.  Live entertainment from Hotcakes, Suede, Rick Cavender & Tennessee Valley Authority.  This year a fireworks display has been added. 


  • $5 for ages 12-17 and students with school ID
  • $12 Adults

Please join the Alamo Heights Rotary and the UIW community for this fun filled family event! 



  • After 1 p.m., there will be no traffic allowed from Ancira Tower and the bridge.  Beginning at 3 p.m. only vehicles with UIW parking permits will be allowed entrance at Mission Plaza.  All others will be directed to the ICC Ancira Tower parking areas or to one of the Alamo Heights Night parking locations. 
  • On Campus Shuttle Service from McCombs Parking Garage, Ancira Tower Parking Garage and ICC parking lot will run until Noon.  Anyone needing to return to their vehicle any time after Noon, has the option of walking back or using the cliff side elevator thru the back of Avoca.
  • Off Campus Shuttle Service to the A-Lot will run until 6 pm.
  • If you are expecting any visitors to your office or deliveries from vendors, etc. on Friday, please let know in advance that due to preparation for Alamo Heights Night they will not be able to drive from the east side of the campus to the west side of the campus after 1 p.m. on Friday.

Chris Heinemeyer with Alamo Heights Rotary will handle ADA Accommodations.  Please contact him at (210) 342-1080.

If you have any questions, please contact Campus Police at (210) 829-6030. Thank you.

Cardinal Happy Hour at Alamo Heights Night
In recognition of UIW once again achieving honor roll status in the 2015 Great Colleges To Work For and San Antonio Express News Top Workplaces competition, the university would like to recognize all full-time employees with a Cardinal Happy Hour held in their honor at Alamo Heights Night 2016. 

The Cardinal Happy Hour will be held from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. prior to the general admission opening at 5:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Natatorium. All UIW, IWHS and SACHS full-time employees must present a valid ID at the entrance at which time they will receive two green tickets good for beer or soft drinks.  You will also receive one orange ticket good for a chalupa at the Los Barrios food booth or for fajitas at the Fresh Horizons booth.  Both of the food booths and the drink booth will be located in the Cardinal Happy Hour section.  The free food/drink tickets will only be accepted until 5:30 p.m.

UIW employees who attend will be allowed to close their offices at 3:30 p.m. to attend the Cardinal Happy Hour.  UIW full-time employees who do not attend the Happy Hour may still attend AHN free of charge after the general admission opening with a UIW ID. Those not attending should continue to work until 5 p.m.

Note:  Admission to the Cardinal Happy Hour is for current, full-time employees of UIW, IWHS and SACHS only. Additional guests will not be allowed to enter the event until the general admission opening at 5:30 p.m. and must pay the regular ticket price of $12.  Admission for ages 12-17 is $5.  Children under 11 & under and active duty military are free.  UIW employees, students with a UIW ID will also be admitted free of charge after 5:30 p.m.  Employees and active military need to check in at Booth #2 for free admission.

For more information, contact Human Resources at (210) 829-6019 or

Thomas Merton Lecture
Professor Sylvia Maddox, a respected scholar in Merton studies, will share on the significance of this Trappist monk, poet, essayist and novelist who was a major spiritual leader of the last century at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 19 in the Administration Building, Room 242. For more info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at (210) 829-3854 or

Institute of World Cultures: Henna Tattoo Symbols
Mehndi, known as Henna in the United States, has a long-standing tradition in ancient cultures. Join the Institute of World Cultures and UIW community from 3 – 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 20 in the circle by the AT&T Science Center for Henna application. For more info, contact Suyuan Yi at (210) 805-5820 or

Earth Day Observance and William Mulcahy Stewardship Award Presentation
Join the UIW community in observance of Earth Day at 12 p.m., Thursday, April 21 near the large oak tree by the AT&T Science Center. The William Mulcahy Stewardship Award will also be presented. For more info, contact Ben McPherson at (210) 829-3154 or

Let's Talk About…Healthy Relationships
Join Campus Life and Athletics during Sexual Assault Awareness Month for a candid conversation about healthy relationships with the San Antonio Rape Crisis Center at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 21 in the Mabee Library Auditorium. Learn how to recognize the signs of healthy and unhealthy behaviors and ways to manage having more healthy relationships. For more info, contact Monica Solis-Hoefl at (210) 832-2189 or

Blueberry Toast
Barb and Walt have a perfect life, a perfect family, a perfect kitchen … but resentment simmers beneath the gleaming surface. Join the UIW community for a sometimes comic, sometimes touching and always disturbing peek at Barb and Walt's “perfect” life – where the toast isn't the only thing that gets sliced. Robert Ball directs Blueberry Toast with scenic design by Christopher McCollum, costume design by Margaret Mitchell, and lighting design by Melissa Gaspar. Adults: $10, Seniors: $9, Non-UIW Students: $8, Groups (10 or more): $6 and UIW Students, faculty and staff may attend free of charge by presenting their valid UIW ID. This production runs from Thursday, April 21 – Saturday, April 23 and again Thursday, April 28 – Saturday, April 30 in the Cheever Theatre. All show times begin at 9 p.m. This play contains vulgar language and extreme acts of simulated violence.  No one under 17 years of age may attend. For more info, contact Chrissie Young at (210) 829-3810 or

The Theophane Power Chair Presentation
The Theophane Power Chair Presentation by Dr. Stephanie Grote-Garcia will be presented at 6 p.m., Monday, April 25 in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Dr. Grote-Garcia will examine literacy priorities and their impacts on struggling readers. For more info, contact (210) 832-2106 or

Denim Day
Denim Day is a call to action for all people to come together by wearing denim as a visible sign against sexual violence. Join the UIW community as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and wear denim on Wednesday, April 27. For more info, contact Monica Solis-Hoefl at (210) 832-2189 or

Public Lecture by Dr. Jonathan Shay, MD PhD
Dr. Jonathan Shay will give a public lecture from 5 – 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 27 in the Concert Hall on the concept of moral injury in war veterans. Dr. Shay is a former psychiatrist for the Department of Veterans' Affairs and recipient of the MacArthur Genius Grant. He is currently an independent scholar writing and lecturing on the complex approaches needed to understand the psychological impact of war. For more info, contact Dr. Zenon Culverhouse at (210) 829-3872 or

Swing-In Raffle Tickets For Sale
For more information or to purchase Swing-In raffle tickets, follow this link or contact the UIW Development office at (210) 829-6013.

Creations Reflecting Trauma, Creating to Heal Trauma: Westside Murals
Join Dr. Jonathan Shay, author of Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character, for a “mini-mural” tour at 6:15 p.m., Thursday, April 28 led by Sr. Martha Ann Kirk of the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership in their west side neighborhood and for a supper discussion at their convent (Annunciation Community: 1223 S. Trinity St., 78207). Companions are welcome. For details and to RSVP, call (210) 883-5934 or email

Swing-In Auction Party and Golf Tournament
The Swing-In Auction Party is at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 28 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room and the Golf Tournament tee times are 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Friday, April 29 at the Republic Golf Course. Swing-In is an annual event hosted by the UIW Development Board that raises funds for much needed scholarships. The theme for this year's auction party is Wild West; make sure to wear your hats and boots. Last year, our donors' generosity enabled us to raise a record-breaking total of nearly $400,000. For tickets or for more info, contact Ana Bribiesca at (210) 829-6075 or The Office of Development is also looking for volunteers for the event. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Please sign up at this link to become a volunteer.

A Night of Jazz and Strings on Broadway
The UIW Cardinal Jazz Band will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 28 in the Concert Hall with a forty-member string section along with three French horns and timpani. Most of the string players are part of the UIW Orchestra of the Incarnate Word directed by Terence Frazor, and the Johnson High School Orchestra, directed by Karen George who will also be playing violin. Also performing will be UIW alumna Jacqueline Sotelo who was the vocalist with the UIW Cardinal Jazz Band for several years and performed with the ensemble at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland in 2009. All of the proceeds from this concert will go the Wounded Warrior Project. Some of the repertoire planned for the concert will include George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and a medley of Henry Mancini movie and TV themes including Mr. Lucky, The Pink Panther, and Peter Gunn. Jim Waller will direct the ensemble. For more info, contact Jim Waller at (210) 445-0412 or


Department News

2016 dr. caroline goulet

Dr. Caroline Goulet, founding dean of the School of Physical Therapy, was inducted as a Distinguished Scholar and Fellow of the National Academies of Practice in Physical Therapy (NAP-Physical Therapy) Saturday, April 9. Pictured above (left to right) are Dr. Jody Frost, vice chair of NAP-Physical Therapy, Dr. Caroline Goulet, Dr. Barbara Maxwell, chair of NAP-Physical Therapy, and Dr. Satya Verma, president of NAP-Physical Therapy.

UIW Department of Music Senior Recitals:

  • Nina Hayes McGuane, Voice - 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 15, Concert Hall.
  • Corina Villarreal, Voice - 3 p.m., Saturday, April 16, Ingrid Seddon Recital Hall.
  • Joseph Flores, Voice - 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 16, Ingrid Seddon Recital Hall.
  • Fabian Escamilla, Composition - 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 21, Ingrid Seddon Recital Hall.

For more info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or

Artis Augmentum Opening Reception
The UIW Department of Art presents the Spring 2016 Senior Capstone Art Exhibition. The exhibition showcases UIW seniors:

  • Midge Johnson
  • Lana Nguyen
  • Everett Engel
  • Catherine Huff
  • Elise De Luna
  • Alan Weissling Pallares

Opening Reception: From 6 – 8 p.m., Friday, April 15 in the Semmes Gallery of the Kelso Art Center. The exhibition will run from Friday, April 15 – Friday, May 20. For more info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or

Honors Convocations 2016

  • Dreeben School of Education
    • Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 5 – 7 p.m.,
    • Concert Hall
  • School of Mathematics, Science & Engineering
    • Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 6:30 p.m., Our Lady's Chapel,
    • 5:30 p.m., Reception prior to ceremony in AD 155
  • College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences Department Ceremonies:
    • Arts and Senior Capstone/Honors Celebration:
    • Friday, April 15, 2016, 6 – 8 p.m.
    • Kelso Art Gallery
    • Sociology/Criminal Justice:
    • Monday, April 18, 2016, 5 – 6 p.m.
    • Mabee Library Special Collections Room
    • Religious Studies:
    • Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
    • Mabee Library Special Collections Room
    • Music:
    • Thursday, April 28, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
    • Luella Bennack Music Center – Ingrid Seddon Recital Hall
    • Theatre Arts:
    • Friday, April 29, 2016, 4 p.m.
    • Elizabeth Huth Coates Theatre

H-E-B School of Business and Administration Honors Convocation
HEBSBA is hosting its honors convocation at 9 a.m., Wednesday, April 20 in the Mabee Library Auditorium. For more info, contact Dr. Joshua Bazzy at (210) 283-6347 or

2016 English Awards Convocation
The 2016 Department of English Honors Convocation and Award Ceremony is an annual event to honor the talented, spirited, and dedicated students majoring in English at the University of the Incarnate Word. The event is free and open to the public. The event is at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 21 in the Ingrid Seddon Recital Hall. For more info, contact Joshua Robbins at (210) 283-6383 or

Piano Concert Series
The UIW Department of Music invites you to the San Antonio International Piano Competition (SAIPC) Piano Concert Series performance at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 9 in the Concert Hall. For tickets and info visit:

School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering - Earth Week Activities

  • 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 19 in the Mabee Library Auditorium – “Sustainability Issues Associated with the Zika Virus” with Dr. Helen Smith, Dr. Marcos Oliveira and Dr. Renee Ballinger
  • 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 20 in the Mabee Library Auditorium – “Water Purification, Restoration Ecology and Butterflies as Models for Conservation”
  • 12 p.m., Thursday, April 21 in front of the AT&T Science Center – “How Can You Prevent Climate Change?” Q & A with Dr. Rosa Cardenas

For more info, contact Yvonne Burns at (210) 829-2718 or

4th Annual Water and Culture Symposium
The department of English presents the 4th Annual Water and Culture Symposium from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday, April 15 in the Mabee Library Auditorium. The symposium highlights the role of water in society and will comprise keynote addresses by Dr. Ken Baake of Texas Tech University and Michelle Garza from the San Antonio Water Authority, a panel discussion led by the UIW Sustainability Committee and student papers covering regional, national and international water issues. Food will be served throughout the day. For more info, contact Dr. James Baker at (210) 283 6343 or

UIW Wind Ensemble Concert
The UIW Department of Music presents the UIW Wind Ensemble Concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 17 in the Concert Hall. For more info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or

Serena Bahe Dissertation Defense
Serena Bahe is scheduled to present a public defense of her dissertation at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 19 in the Nursing Building, Room 222. The title of her dissertation is "The Relationship Between Body Mass Index, Fitness, Socioeconomics, and Academic Accountability School Rating: A Texas Study." Serena's dissertation chair is Dr. David Fike. For more info, contact Duncan Hayse at (210) 829-2758 or

UIW Department of Music Presents Bold Russians
Camerata of San Antonio will perform Tchaikovsky: Valse-Scherzo Borodin: String Quartet No. 2 Taneyev: piano Quintet in G minor, Op.30 from 3 – 4:30 p.m., Sunday, April 24 in the Concert Hall. For ticket information:

Orchestra of the Incarnate Word Concert
The Orchestra of the Incarnate Word will perform their spring 2016 concert at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 30 in the Concert Hall. For more info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or

Cardinal Chorale & Cardinal Singers Spring Concert
The UIW Cardinal Chorale and Cardinal Singers will perform their Spring 2016 Concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 1 in the Concert Hall. For more info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or


Athletics News

2016 new women's head basketball coach

Former University of Arkansas assistant coach Christy Smith was named the seventh head women's basketball coach in UIW history Wednesday, April 13 at a press conference.

Cardinal Spotlight

Food Truck Fridays at UIW Baseball
UIW Athletics is hosting a different food truck every Friday at UIW Baseball home games.

  • 4/15 Amore Pizza
  • 4/29 Smokehouse
  • 5/13 Cheesy Jane's

Prices are set by the food truck; a portion of the proceeds go to UIW Athletics. For more info, contact Camelia Trahan at (210) 805-3012 or

Sundae Fun Day
Join UIW Baseball every Sunday for “Sundae Fun Day” for free sundaes at baseball Sunday games. Sundaes available while supplies last.

  • April 17
  • May 1
  • May 15

For more info, contact Camelia Trahan at (210) 805-3012 or

Cardinal Club Student Athlete Advisory Council All-Sports Banquet
Tickets are on sale for the annual Student Athlete Advisory Council All-Sports Banquet, hosted by the UIW Cardinals Club at 6 p.m., Sunday, May 1 in the McDermott Convocation Center. The banquet will honor student-athletes for their academic and athletic success throughout the 2015-16 academic year. Student-athletes that have completed their four years of eligibility will also be recognized and gifted for their commitment to their sport. Awards include the Cardinal Fire Award, which is selected by UIW coaches, and is presented to the student-athlete that has achieved outstanding success in their respective sport and that embodies UIW mission, followed by the Cardinal Spirit Award, which is given to the team that has shown the most support at games, athletic functions, and SAAC participation, and is voted by SAAC. The Pull Tab Award is given to a team to that has collected the largest amount of pull tabs to be given to the Ronald McDonald house to aid children with cancer, and finally the coveted Community Service Award honors a team that has accumulated the most hours of individual and team community service by displaying leadership and action in fostering community service on campus and in the community. Meanwhile, the athletic department selects its Male and Female Athlete of the Year and Student-Athlete of the Year honorees. The event is open to the public and is being catered by Heavenly Gourmet. Tickets are $30 for all guests and $15 for kids 12 years and younger, and must be purchased at For more info, contact Camelia Trahan at (210) 805-3012 or

Baseball for the Week:
April 15: Baseball vs. Sam Houston State, Sullivan Field, 2 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.
April 16: Baseball vs. Sam Houston State, Sullivan Field, 1 p.m.

Softball for the Week:
April 22: Softball vs. Stephen F. Austin, UIW Softball Field, 2 p.m. & 4 p.m.

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


Community News

Bereavement Notice
We regret to inform the UIW community of the passing of Mr. Bill “Pops” Heiss, father of Associate Professor of Nutrition Dr. Cynthia Heiss on Wednesday morning.  After living out of state for over 25 years, Dr. Heiss moved to Texas to be closer to her father and family.  Dr. Heiss shared that her father mentioned before passing how very proud he was of her for teaching at UIW, and that he knew it was a special school.  Please keep Dr. Cynthia Heiss and her family in your prayers.

Submit Your Idea for UIW Victory! - DEADLINE EXTENDED
The UIW Victory Project is the selection and implementation of a new tradition at UIW.  It will debut in Football Season 2016, and then expand and adapt to other sports and important campus celebrations throughout the year.  Students, alumni, fans, neighbors and friends are all invited to participate. The deadline for entries is midnight (Central Time), Monday, April 18. For more info on UIW Victory, rules, conditions and questions, visit this link.


2016 tech fair group

Pictured above (left to right) is Tony Moore, AV technician, Idalia Rodriguez, copy cataloger, Terry Peak, technology training coordinator, Ana Gonzalez, director of instructional technology, and Carlos Camargo, AV technician, at the 2016 UIW Tech Fair Wednesday, April 13 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room.


2016 viva uiw

Pictured above is Paul Ayala, director of University Events & Student Programs, with UIW senior John Villarreal at Viva UIW Thursday, April 14.


2016 career services open house

Pictured above is Michelle McWilliams, career services advisor, ready to meet the community at the Career Services Open House Wednesday, April 14.


2016 spring new employee luncheon

Pictured above are new employees at the New Employee Mixer Thursday, April 14. Welcome all new UIW employees to the UIW family.

The Cutting Edge™ Fiesta® Medals For Sale
Our 2016 Cutting EdgeTM Fiesta® Medals are currently available for purchase. They are $5 and can be purchased at the UIW Fashion Department Office in second floor of the Joyce Building or the Fiesta Commission Store (2611 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas 78215). For more info, contact the UIW Fashion Department at (210) 832-3219.

Benefits Open Enrollment
Benefits Open Enrollment runs from Friday, April 15 through Saturday, April 30. Everyone must enroll or waive benefits through Banner Self-Service via the myWord portal. Human Resources will host benefit meetings and working sessions throughout the open enrollment period. For more info, contact the Office of Human Resources at (210) 829-6019 or

2015-2016 Fiscal Year End Memo
We are approaching the end of another budget year. In order to close out the 2015-2016 fiscal year, we need your cooperation in these areas related to the unrestricted operating budget. Attached to this link is the correct memorandum listing dates and information about closing out the fiscal year properly. If you have any questions, please call the Comptroller's Office at (210) 829-6037. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

IRD April 2016 Maintenance
Information Resources Division will be conducting the scheduled April 2016 monthly maintenance beginning 7 p.m., Friday, April 15 through 2 a.m., Saturday, April 16 Please note the additional time added to the maintenance window.

The following production change items will be included in the maintenance window:

  • Banner Financial Aid 8.26 & Pending Patch - Required to disburse summer Financial Aid loans
  • Banner Advancement 8.8 and Self Service 8.9 – Enhancements for Pledge and Gift giving
  • Banner General 8.8 & –Required for the Financial Aid 8.26 upgrade

During the maintenance window the following systems will not be available:

  • Banner INB
  • Banner SSB
  • myWord portal links to Banner SSB
  • Argos Reporting

The IRD team will work aggressively to have all maintenance task items complete prior to 2 a.m., Saturday, April 16. We will post updates on the IRD webpage as soon as they are available. For more info, contact Joanna Arredondo at (210) 283-6489 or

Summer Alternative Break
The Ettling Center for Civic Leadership would appreciate your assistance in letting students know of the Summer Alternative Break – Un Verano Con Arise June 25 – July 2. The week long summer volunteer experience to the lower Rio Grande Valley will provide learning and program activities to children of the Colonias in the Alamo, Texas area. Students will have the opportunity to earn 45+ hours of community service room and board will be provided by the Ettling Center Civic Leadership. The Application deadline to participate has been extended to Friday, April 15. Should you or your students have questions, please contact the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership at (210) 283-6423.

“Survival Mindset” Information Session
The UIW Police Department and Environmental Health Safety & Risk Management will be hosting a “Survival Mindset” information session. This information session is an overview of the original 4-hour class.

About the Training: 

The current presentation teaches and promotes the “Run, Hide, Fight” concept.  In today's world, each and every one of us must be responsible for our own personal safety and security.  The concepts and ideas presented are not campus specific; they apply in any environment the participant may find themselves.

Each session is scheduled for 2 hours. The presentation is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, leaving 30 minutes for questions and answers. The sessions during the Spring 2016 semester will be held in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Seating is limited to 30 participants per session. Below are dates and times for April. Additional sessions beyond April are available. Email if you wish to attend one of the sessions listed below.

  • April 19, 9 – 11 a.m.
  • April 28, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Dr. Mary Ruth Moore's Retirement Celebration
The Dreeben School of Education requests your presence at the Retirement Celebration for Dr. Mary Ruth Moore at 3:30 p.m., Monday, April 25 in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Come and help us celebrate Dr. Moore's 23 years at UIW. For more info, contact Dr. Denise Staudt at (210) 283-5028 or

Sometimes Singers/Players for Baccalaureate
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: 5 p.m., Saturday, May 7 in the McDermott Convocation Center. Warm-up begins at 3 p.m. Please attend two of the three rehearsals:
    • Tuesday, May 3 (vocalists only)
    • Wednesday, May 4 (instrumentalists only)
    • Thursday, May 5 (vocalists and instrumentalists)
  • All rehearsals are from 6 – 8 p.m. in Our Lady's Chapel. RSVP by Friday, April 29. For questions about the rehearsal schedule, contact (210) 832-3207.


Faculty News

Faculty Appreciation Luncheon
Dr. Kathi Light will host the Full-Time Faculty Appreciation Luncheon in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 19. The luncheon program will include announcement of several awards including the 2016-2017 Moody Professor and the Presidential Teaching Award. RSVPs are due by Friday, April 15 to or (210) 829-3943.

Lightning Rounds: Using Blackboard Tools to Build Student Engagement
In a session that borrows from speed-dating, participants will have the opportunity to see four different Blackboard functions at work and discuss ways they might help build student engagement in their classes. If a tool seems useful for your course, there will be an opportunity to sign up for a training session, access an online tutorial or arrange for some personal coaching. One participant at the session will win a Kindle Fire. Featured speakers: Alicia Rodriguez (finance) on inline grading, J.T. Norris (accounting) on Kaltura, Tim Greisdorn (finance) on achievement tools and Reid Fisher (athletic training) on Study Mate flash cards. Lunch will be provided at 12 p.m. prior to the session is at 12:30 p.m., Friday, April 15 in the Gorman Building, Room 109. To sign up go to the following link or contact Kathy Allwein at or (210) 283-6359.

FACULTY – Do You Know An Outstanding Student Who Would Be A Great Cardinal Community Leader?
The Ettling Center for Civic Leadership is currently accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Cardinal Community Leader Cohort. Eligible applicants would need to be a Current UIW Freshmen or Sophomore with at least a 2.5 GPA. Selected students would participate in a 6-day summer mandatory orientation Aug. 16-21 (room and board will be provided by the Ettling Center), volunteer regularly with a community partner organization of their choosing and enroll in a Social Justice Leadership Course for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Application deadline has been extended to Friday, April 15. For questions, contact the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership at (210) 283-6423 or

New Blackboard Course Shell – Coming Summer 2016
The UIW Instructional Technology team is developing a new Blackboard course shell for the main campus courses. The shell will include pre-formatted content for hybrid, online, and face-to-face courses. Continuing through the end of April, Instructional Technology will be previewing the new course shell to faculty and staff providing an opportunity for both faculty input and training on how to integrate the shell with your Blackboard courses. Please join us for one of our one-hour sessions in the Administration Building, Room 212. Below are dates and times for March and April. Visit this link if you wish to attend one of the sessions. Also visit this link to watch a brief video preview of our new summer shell. For more info, contact

  • April 19 at 9 a.m.
  • April 21 at 12 p.m.
  • April 25 at 3 p.m.
  • April 27 at 12 p.m.

For Your Students

First Annual Ring Ceremony
This year, the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations will be hosting the First Annual Ring Ceremony from 2 – 4 p.m., Saturday, April 16 in the McDermott Convocation Center. UIW upperclassmen are invited to attend this joyous occasion to receive their class ring. (Rings are purchased by student.) For more info, contact Gaby Gonzales at (210) 805-5899 or

Know What You Owe..Before You Go!
Don't #ghost your loans. Find a repayment plan that works for you. The Office of Financial Assistance is offering an In-Person Exit Session from 6 – 7 p.m., Monday, April 18 in the Mabee Library Auditorium and 6 – 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 27 in the Mabee Library, Room 230. For more information, contact Heather Miller at (210) 805-1234 or

Division of Extended Academic Programs

Honors Convocation for the School of Extended Studies and School of Online Learning
Delta Mu Delta and Alpha Sigma Lambda Honors Convocation Reception begins at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 21 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. The ceremony will begin promptly at 6 p.m. This event is invitation only. For more info, contact Jessica Wilson at (210) 829-2709 or

Employee Health & Wellness

2016 april employee wellness

Pictured above (left to right) are Erin Galloway, athletic facilities coordinator, Dr. Sarah Luna, assistant professor of physical therapy, and Scott LeBlanc, director of recreation, sport and wellness. Dr. Luna presented a lunch and learn lecture on keyboard ergonomics Wednesday, April 13.

High Schools


2016 incarnate word high school fiesta medal

Incarnate Word High School Fiesta Medal 2016
The Incarnate Word High School 2016 Fiesta Medal designed by student Julianne Salame '17 is now on sale. This year's design features our 135th anniversary in a traditional Shamrock flavor. Medals are $10 each and can be purchased in the Front Office, Spirit Shoppe, Advancement Office (room 005) and online. Proceeds benefit IWHS scholarships. Call (210) 829-3103 or email for more information.


2016 sachs fiesta medal

St. Anthony Catholic High School Fiesta Medal 2016
The St. Anthony Catholic High School 2016 Fiesta Medal is now on sale. Medals are $10 each and can be purchased in the Office of Enrollment. Call (210) 832-5632 or email for more information.

Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at

Visit Incarnate Word High School at  

Visit the UIW Prep website at



Our thoughts and prayers go to:

  • Cynthia Heiss (UIW Associate Professor of Nutrition) & family on the recent loss of her father, Bill Heiss.
  • Ted Holubec (BS '80) & family on the recent loss of his mother, Ursula Holubec.
  • Lucy Lytle Killea (BA ‘43) on the recent loss of her brother; Beth Amen O'Brien (B. of Music '69) on the recent loss of her uncle; and the entire Lytle-Amen-Braun family on the recent loss of Brother Nelson George Lytle, S. M.


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