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2016 national day of prayer


Thursday, May 5, was National Day of Prayer. The UIW community gathered around Mission Circle for a special prayer reading at 1:30 p.m.


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

Noon Mass Cancelled – Friday, May 6
Noon mass on Friday, May 6 in Our Lady's Chapel has been cancelled. If you have any questions, contact Brenda Dimas at (210) 829-3128 or



2016 Commencement Schedule

  • Feik School of Pharmacy Commencement – 6 p.m., Friday, May 6 in the McDermott Convocation Center
  • Rosenberg School of Optometry & School of Physical Therapy – 10 a.m., Saturday, May 7 in the McDermott Convocation Center
  • Baccalaureate Mass – 5 p.m., Saturday, May 7 in the McDermott Convocation Center
  • Undergraduate, Graduate and Doctoral Commencement – 2 p.m., Sunday, May 8 at the Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum (3201 East Houston Street, 78219).

For more info, contact the Office of the Registrar at (210) 829-6006 or


Department News

2016 trio awards ceremony

Monday, May 2, was the annual TRiO Achievement Awards Ceremony in which they recognized first-year students transitioning into their second at UIW, graduating and recently graduated Cardinals and peer mentors who've spent the year encouraging and engaging new TRiO students in the larger UIW community; Dr. David Ortiz, director of the graduate support center, was the guest speaker.

School of Physical Therapy Research Day
The School of Physical Therapy's Class of 2016 will be available to discuss their research projects via poster presentations from 2 – 4 p.m., Friday, May 6 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. For more info, contact Dr. Lisa McDougle at (210) 283-6949 or


Athletics News

Cardinal Spotlight

Baseball for the Month:
May 13: Baseball vs. Abilene Christian University, Sullivan Field, 6:30 p.m.
May 14: Baseball vs. Abilene Christian University, Sullivan Field, 3 p.m.
May 15: Baseball vs. Abilene Christian University, Sullivan Field, 1 p.m.

Softball for the Month:
May 6: Softball vs. Texas A&M – Corpus Christi, UIW Softball Field, 6 p.m. – Cancer Awareness Day May 7: Softball vs. Texas A&M – Corpus Christi, UIW Softball Field, 12 p.m. & 2 p.m. – Senior Day

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


Community News


2016 westside murals sr. martha ann kirk

Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, CCVI, professor of religious studies, Dr. Frederick Z. Culverhouse, assistant professor of philosophy, Mari Felix-Ortiz, daughter of Dr. Maria Felix-Ortiz, associate professor of psychology, Sr. Teresa Stanley, CCVI, UIW board, Jeremiah, a neighbor who helped paint the mural, Juan Pina, an IW Missionary, Dr. Barbara Aranda-Naranjo, associate provost for the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership, Dr. Jonathan Shay, the first guest speaker in the UIW Trauma Project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Monica Cruz, director of the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership, and Dr. Anthony Cruz, professor of psychology at Palo Alto College (not pictured), toured the west side murals, "Creations from Trauma, Creating to Heal Trauma," Thursday, April 28.

2016 the big give sa stephen skinner, carl myers, gaby gonzales, mercedes moreno

The San Antonio community came together on May 3 and 4 for the Big Give SA's annual days of giving event. UIW raised $14,953.51 during the event. Pictured above is UIW's Big Give SA team (left to right): Stephen Skinner, major gifts officer, Gabrielle Gonzales, assistant director of parent relations, Carl Myers, social media/communications specialist, and Mercedes Moreno, assistant director of alumni relations.

2016 dr. jeff crane farewell assistant dean of chass

Staff from the College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences (CHASS) as well as the UIW community gathered together Wednesday, May 4, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room to say goodbye to Dr. Jeff Crane, associate dean of CHASS. Dr. Crane will become the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at St. Martin's University in Lacey, Washington.

2016 may hours for uiw dining

UIW Dining Hours – May 2016
UIW Dining has posted its seasonal hours for May 2016. For more info, contact (210) 832-2149.

Swing-In Raffle Ticket Winner – Peter Reininger
Congratulations to Peter Reininger, HVAC superintendent, on winning this year's Swing-In Raffle! He won a choice of one of the following prizes:

  • Luxury voyage to Paris
  • Extravagant visit to London
  • Rome VIP Vatican Exploration
  • Merchandise Credit Balance on Credit Card ($5,000)

The Word Today Summer Schedule
Starting Monday, May 9, The Word Today and Friday e-newsletter will begin its summer schedule. The Word Today will be distributed Monday, Wednesday and Friday while the Friday e-newsletter will alternate every other Friday in lieu of The Word Today. Please submit any event requests through the PR Event Request Form at least five business days prior to your event. If you have any questions, contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at (210) 829-6001 or

Faculty Focus

Faculty Service Engagement Form – Spring 2016
Faculty are invited to document the ways that they have promoted student engagement in service learning and community service on this form because the Ettling Center for Civic Engagement needs this information as UIW seeks the prestigious Carnegie accreditation. To understand this more, please see the ECCL Faculty Resources pages. As you know, faculty are invited to document service learning projects and their own scholarship of engagement on the FSI form at the end of the year. To see more about the resources for assistance and scholarship, click here. For additional info or assistance, please contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, faculty liaison in the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership, at (210) 283-6423 or

Employee Health & Wellness

Employee Wellness Lunch & Learn
The Employee Wellness Committee will host a Lunch & Learn at 12 p.m., Thursday, May 19 in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. The speaker will present for Mental Health Month. RSVP by email:

High Schools

St. Anthony Catholic High School Thespian Society presents Hairspray
SACHS's Thespian Society presents the Broadway musical, Hairspray, under the direction of Louisette Zurita. This play brings to the forefront the importance of justice and equality for everyone. The play is Friday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Anthony Hive, (Gymnasium #1). For ticket info contact Ms. Zurita at or Ms. Cortez at

Presentation of Watershed Check to Women's Global Connection
In Aug. 2015, the St. Anthony Catholic High School sophomore class, under the direction of Dr. Christopher Samuel, committed to raising funds for a watershed project in Tanzania. This collaboration with the Women's Global Connection has been a yearlong effort with students, faculty and families pitching in to make this watershed possible. SACHS is fully committed to social justice and making justice and mercy a reality for everyone not only in this community but our global community as well. We have raised over $1,500, which will sponsor a watershed for the families in Tanzania. The check to the Women's Global Connection was presented this morning in the SACHS Chapel. For more info, contact Rosi Cortez at (210) 832-5691 or

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Our thoughts and prayers go to:

  • Lillis Atchley & family on the recent loss of her husband, Frederick Pendleton Atchley (MEd '62).
  • The family of Karmen Michelle Brown (ALND '05) on her recent death.
  • Freddy Frazier & family on the recent loss of his wife, Dolly Lawrence Frazier (MA '77).
  • Francis Goplen & family on the recent loss of his wife, Mary Edith Goplen (Santa Rosa School of Nursing, '46).
  • The family of Joan Frances Brame Krawietz (IWHS '49, BSN '54) on her recent death.
  • The family of Courtney Janelle McCrary (current student in the School of Fashion Design & Management) on her recent death.


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