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Outdoor fitness grand opening

The Sports and Wellness department hosted the Grand Opening of the UIW Outdoor Fitness Complex located between the river and the Ann Barshop Natatorium at noon, Tuesday, Nov. 7. Employees are encouraged to visit and use the equipment from dawn to dusk. For more information contact the Wellness Center. Pictured L - R are Erin Galloway and Scott Le Blanc with the UIW Sports & Wellness department and Alex Antram, director of the Headwaters Sacturary.



Our Lady’s Chapel Services

All are welcome. 

  • Noon Mass, Monday – Friday. 
  • Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. in Our Lady's Chapel located in the Administration Building
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation - 11:30 a.m. Fridays or by appointment with Fr. Tom Dymowski, O.SS.T. at (210) 829-3131 or



Veteran's Day Ecumenical Service
Join University Mission & Ministry at noon, Friday, Nov. 10 in Our Lady’s Chapel for the annual Veteran's Day Ecumenical Service as our UIW community comes together to honor all of our veterans and thank them for their dedicated and loyal service to our country. A reception will be held immediately after in the Cardinal Courtyard. Many Americans mistakenly believe that Veterans Day honors American military personnel who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained from combat. Memorial Day honors those who have died. Veterans Day, honors ALL veterans, both living and dead. For details, please contact, Rev. Dr. Trevor D. Alexander (210) 829-3130 or

Cardinal Chorale and Cardinal Singers Fall Choir Concert
The UIW Cardinal Chorale and Cardinal Singers will present their Fall Choir Concert on Sunday, Nov. 12 from 5 to 6 p.m., in the UIW Concert Hall.  The concert will feature varied choral music, from African to jazzy, Bach to contemporary, and will feature songs that express our desire for peace. The concert is free and open to everyone. For more information contact William Gokelman at (210) 829-3848 or

Cardinal Experience Weekend
The UIW Office of Admissions welcomes prospective students and their families to experience what UIW has to offer all wrapped up in a weekend of fun. The Cardinal Experience Weekend will begin at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11 in the Student Engagement Center Ballroom.  For more information on the various activities offered, please contact Eric Martinez at (210) 805-3557 or

  • Tailgate/Football Game

Prospective students will attend a Cardinal football game, tailgate and become part of the Nest as UIW takes on Central Arkansas, Saturday, Nov. 11 in Benson Stadium. Check-in begins at 2 p.m., in the SEC Ballroom.  Kick-off is at 6 p.m.

  • Cardinal Preview Day

The UIW Office of Admissions will host a University Open House from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 12 in the Student Engagement Center Ballroom.  Students and families can learn about UIW, meet faculty, staff, and current students and get a glimpse into the life of a Cardinal.

  • Cardinal Overnighter

The UIW Office of Admissions will host an overnight experience for students beginning at 2:30 p.m., Sunday Nov 12 through Monday, Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. Participants will meet in the Mabee Library Auditorium.  The Cardinal Overnighter is a great opportunity for prospective students to interact with current students, get a feel for the campus and attend UIW classes.

Celebrate International Education
UIW will celebrate International Week, Monday, Nov. 13 – Friday Nov. 17. Student Organizations, Colleges and Departments will host over 15 events related to international education and cultural exchange. International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide through food, culture, music, art and educational events. Below is a list of events for Monday, Nov. 13. Events are FREE unless otherwise noted. For details email For a full schedule of events, click UIW Celebrates International Education Week.

  • IEW Kick Off -  11a-1p @ SEC Concourse

Enjoy refreshments, henna, international DJ, a Bollywood performance and take photos around the world with the green screen. Opening prayer given by Sister Martha Ann Kirk. Hosted by Pasha Express & International Affairs.

  • How to Wear a Sari with the UIW Asian Student Club - 12p - 1p @ SEC Concourse

Learn how to wear traditional South Asian clothing, the Saree or Sari. Try on a traditional Sari with an expert and snap a selfie. Hosted by International Affairs and Asian Student Club.

Friendsgiving - UIW Campus Dining   

Join Sodexo for Friendsgiving at Campus Dining in the Student Center! Enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving meal with your UIW friends and co-workers from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 14 in the Student Center – Campus Dining location. Cost is $8.69 plus tax. Students, faculty & staff are all welcome! For more information, contact Amanda Campa at (210) 832-2149 or

Fall '17 Garden Talk
The Ettling Center for Civic Leadership & Sustainability will host Fall '17 Garden Talk at noon, Wednesday, Nov. 15 in the Gorman Garden (between Clement Hall and the Gorman Building). Join UIW Alumnus Stephen Lucke to learn about the educational, health, and environmental benefits of gardening. During this garden talk, Lucke will be making a kitchen herb garden, and one lucky attendee will go home with this garden! Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. For details, contact Teofilo Reyes at (210) 829-2764 or

The Campus Engagement office in collaboration with the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership and Sustainability and International Affairs invites the community to join us for “Diversi-Tea/Collation”, at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 15 in the SEC Concourse. The daily tradition of “Collation” of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, dates as far back as 1876. The Sisters would gather for a break each afternoon when they returned to the convent from teaching in the local schools and helping in the hospitals. The Sisters would reflect and spend time with each other over tea and bread or cookies. The featured country this month is Morocco.

UIW Etiquette Dinner
The annual UIW Etiquette Dinner hosted by Career Services is set for 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 15 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. This dinner is open to students and alumni seeking full-time, part-time & paid internship opportunities. This is an opportunity for students to network with employers and learn proper dining etiquette when out for a business dinner or interview. For more information, contact Andrea Beltran at (210) 832-3931 or

Employee Wellness Lunch and Learn tomorrow
All are invited to an Employee Wellness Lunch and Learn at noon, Thursday, Nov. 16 in the Mabee Library Special Collections Suite.  Scott Le Blanc is this month’s featured speaker. He is speaking on the UIW fitness amenities available to employees.  Lunch is provided by the UIW Wellness Center. Please RSVP to

Golden Harvest 5K & Red's Rad Race
The Human Performance and Sports Management Organization presents the 2017 Golden Harvest 5K & Red’s Rad Race on Sunday, Nov. 19 beginning at 6:30 a.m. To register please click here: Register Now. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. The race begins at 8 a.m. Proceeds benefit St. Vincent de Paul of San Antonio. Donations of canned goods, perishable, dry, or bulk foods are encouraged. Donations can be dropped off at the Ettling Center or at Packet Pick up on race day.

Department News

Theatre Department presents Misalliance
Set in England, the action follows Hypatia – the daughter of a self-made underwear mogul. She’s a “new woman;” bored with the stuffy attitudes of the aristocracy and anxious to shape her world. Shaw lets us know that fast-paced modernity is on a collision course with the stodgy status quo when he crashes an airplane into Hypatia’s family estate. This romantic comedy reverses the traditional roles in courtship – in Misalliance women are the ardent hunters and men their hapless prey. Shaw’s Misalliance is an ironic debate about marriage, “The New Woman”, and the distance that exists between parent and child. Misalliance will run from Nov 10 through Nov 17 in the Coates Theatre. Adults: $12 Seniors: $9 Non-UIW Students: $8 Groups (10 or more): $7 UIW Students, Faculty and Staff may attend free of charge by presenting their valid ID. For more information, contact Chrissie Young at (210) 829-3800 or

Thanksgiving Green Bean Drive
For the 6th year in a row, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Delta Alpha-At-Large Chapter is collecting green beans benefiting the 2017 Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner. Each year over 25,000 individuals attend this event and we need your help to reach our goal of donating 3000 pounds of green beans to this annual San Antonio event. Please bring your donations to the UIW Nursing School Office by noon Friday, Nov. 17. For more information, contact Yvonne Davila at or (210)832-3289

Learning Through Play Environments
The Frost Play Research Collection and Kappa Delta Epsilon Honor Fraternity with the Dreeben School of Education present Dr. Eric Strickland, Design Consultant of the Playground Design and Consulting, and Drew Hicks, Communications Manager of the Hemisfair Park Area Redevelopment Corporation, to discuss learning through play environments at 3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 16 in the Mabee Library Auditorium. Hear the inside scoop on connecting children with outdoor play. Learn about the active play environment at the Yanaguana Garden in Hemisfair Park. For details, contact Dr. David Campos at

TRiO Student Support Services
TRiO's annual Cup Runneth Over project is now accepting donations from UIW and the larger community. TRiO partners with SAMMinistries to donate filled mugs to our local San Antonio citizens who are in need. Trio is collecting travel size toiletry items including soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, mugs, and individual packets of hot chocolate and tea bags. These items can be dropped off at any location where donation boxes are located on campus, at out office SEC 3145, or call 210-805-5812 for donations to be picked up by a staff member. Location stations include: SEC Welcome Center, Ettling Center, Library, Nursing building, Campus Life office, Campus Ministries, and SEC 3145.

Fall 2017 DASH Training Sessions
The Office of Institutional Research has several DASH training opportunities this Fall 2017 semester in the Mabee Library, Room 230. These sessions are open to individuals who are interested in accessing DASH but haven't had DASH training. Even if you had DASH training in the past, these sessions will be helpful if you need a refresher on the basics. We will cover navigation, the functionalities of the system, as well as show you a report or two as examples of the kinds of information found in DASH.

  • 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 10
  • 3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 30
Join the OneDrive League this month to ensure that no file is left behind

The deadline for moving UIW work files including Dropbox, My Documents, and personal files stored on the network) to your Office365 OneDrive is December 20. To help with the transition the OneDrive League has added additional OneDrive training sessions throughout the month of November to help you make the transition.

  • 11/13/2017         Monday - 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Lib 230
  • 11/14/2017         Tuesday --3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., ONLINE
  • 11/20/2017         Monday - 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Lib 230
  • 11/27/2017         Monday - 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Lib 230
  • 11/28/2017         Tuesday - 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., ONLINE
  • 12/04/2017         Monday - 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Lib 230

Click link to sign up: Signup Genius:

If you need some one-on-one support, contact the UIW ITS OneDrive League: Terry Peak or Adela Gott to make an appointment.

Community News

UIW Campus Dining / Home For the Holidays Promotion
Let Sodexo do the cooking this Thanksgiving! Order before Nov. 14 & get a Free Pumpkin Pie. Turkey Dinner with five sides for $74.99, Turkey $54.99. Ask about our pies & dessert! Order & pick up at Campus Dining in the Student Center will take place from Nov. 20-22. Cash, credit cards & dining dollars are acceptable forms of payment. (If you wish to pay with dining dollars, package is $89.99 & turkey is $69.99.) For details, contact Amanda Campa at (210) 832-2149 or

Pizza & Philosophy
The Pizza & Philosophy lecture on Monday, Nov. 6 welcomed Peter Crawford, Headmaster of Great Hearts Monte Vista, a local charter school that offers a liberal arts education to students in grades k-12, will make a presentation entitled: "Recasting the Drama of Education: the Liberal Arts, Language, and Exploding Minds." For information on upcoming lectures contact Dr. Christopher Edelman at(210) 832-2184 or
Cardinal Walk of Pride

The Brick & Paver Campaign is back by popular demand! If you missed, your chance to order an engraved brick or paver for the Cardinal Walk of Pride you have one more opportunity. A 4” x 8” brick is available for $250; pavers are 12” X 12” and cost $1,000.  Students have a discounted price of $100 for a 4” x 8” brick. Your personalized brick/paver will remain visible for generations to come, and is tax-deductible, according to applicable tax law. To order your brick visit:

The deadline to submit your order is December 8, 2017. For more information, contact Alex Castaneda, director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving at (210) 829-6071 or


MSE Speaker

The School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering / Dept. Chemistry and Biochemistry welcomed Paulo B. Carvalho, Ph.D., associate professor, in the Feik School of Pharmacy who presented “Semi-synthesis of Artemisinin Derivatives – an Interdisciplinary Approach,” to the community on Wednesday, Nov. 8 in the Bonilla Science Hall.  



The Department of Music Singers Workshop presented MASQUERADE, a musical showcase on Friday, Nov. 3 and Saturday, Nov 4 in Seddon Recital Hall.  The showcase featured selections from Phantom of the Opera, Sweeney Todd, Barber of Seville, Cinderella and Die Fledermaus. 


discussion on immigration

The Dreeben School of Education welcomed Alexandra Diaz and Bessie Munoz for a Q & A Discussion on Immigration at noon, Monday, Nov. 6 in the Mabee Library Auditorium.

San Antonio Museum Exhibitions 

University employees receive free admission to the McNay Art Museum and the San Antonio Museum of Art with their valid UIW ID. Additional fees may apply to exhibitions. For info, contact (210) 829-6019.

Athletics News

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Upcoming Home Games


Nov. 10 - Men's Basketball vs. Southwestern - McDermott Center (7 p.m.) 
Nov. 11 - Volleyball vs. Sam Houston - McDermott Center (Senior Day; 11 a.m.) 
Nov. 11 - Football vs. Central Arkansas - Benson Stadium (Military Appreciation; 6 p.m.) 
Nov. 13 - Men's Basketball vs. Trinity - McDermott Center (7 p.m.) 
Nov. 15 - Women's Basketball vs. Texas State - McDermott Center (6 p.m.) 
Nov. 16 - Football vs. Prairie View A&M - Benson Stadium (Senior Day; 6 p.m.) 
Nov. 17 - Men's Basketball vs. McMurry - McDermott Center (7 p.m.)
Nov. 20 - Women's Basketball vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor - McDermott Center (6 p.m.) 
Nov. 22 - Men's Basketball vs. Loyola Marymount - McDermott Center (7 p.m.) 
Nov. 29 - Women's Basketball vs. UMass - McDermott Center (6 p.m.)

For ticket info, contact (210) 805-3000 or visit this link.

Faculty Focus   

Celebrate International Education

UIW will celebrate International Week, Monday, Nov. 13 – Friday Nov. 17. For details email For a full schedule of events, click UIW Celebrates International Education Week.

  • For Faculty & Staff: Int'l Student Career & Immigration Pathways - 12p- 1p @ SEC 2040

Do you help advise international students?  Learn where academics, career options and immigration intersect and how to help students plan ahead, manage expectations, understand immigration limits and prepare for success in the U.S. job market.  Hosted by International Student & Scholar Services.  

For Your Students   

11th Annual Research Week - Call for Abstracts
The Office of Research and Graduate Studies is accepting abstracts now through Nov. 12 for the 11th Annual Research Week. Presentation categories include poster presentations, podium presentations, performing arts, visual arts, interactive demos, Three Minute Thesis (3MT®), and the Faculty Service Learning Showcase. As we enter into our 11th year and the San Antonio Tricentennial, join us as we celebrate “A History of Mission Driven Scholarship” the week of February 19-23, 2018 at the Student Engagement Center. Submit abstract online at For details contact, Dr. Trinidad Macias at (210) 805-2539 or by email at

Office of Research Development / GrantForward Training
Join the Office of Research Development for a workshop on our newly available funding search engine, GrantForward at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 15 in Mabee Library room 230. The site is an intuitive search engine that features funding opportunities from over 12,000 sponsors including foundations, federal & state agencies, academic & professional societies, and associations. Learn how to build your researcher profile, conduct searches, create regular grant alerts, and set up grant recommendations. For more information contact, Ana Hagendorf at (210) 805-3036 or Please RSVP at

Ph.D./Graduate Information Session
The Dreeben School of Education and Office of Research and Graduate Studies is sponsoring a Ph.D./Graduate information session on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 6 p.m., in the Office of Admissions. Learn about our Graduate Programs and discover the possibility of earning your Ph.D. To register for the session click HERE.  For more information, contact Joan Labay-Marquez at (210) 283-6429 or

Business Club - Tour San Antonio Shoes
The UIW Business Club will Tour San Antonio Shoes (101 New Laredo Hwy) at 9:15 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 16. This tour will be limited to 15 attendees. Business Club Membership is a required and a liability waiver must be on file. A sign-up link will be sent to those wishing to attend. To RSVP, please email Dr. Teresa Harrison ( RSVPs will be accepted until the tour is full.

Brainpower Connection

Visit Incarnate Word High School at

High School Placement Test – Workshop and Practice Exam at IWHS

Saturday, November 11, 9-11:30 a.m.

  • IWHS teachers will coach students through each section of the exam – helping them to strategize and prepare.
  • After the workshop, students will be given access to complete a full-length, online practice exam – with immediate scoring and analysis.
  • $15 fee includes the price of the official exam on December 9 at IWHS.

For more information call 210-829-3123 or email


Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at


fall bazaar



Thanksgiving luncheon

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 VH Fiesta Medal

The Visitation House Ministries 2018 Fiesta Medal is here. Supplies are limited.  Reserve it now! Medals can be picked up at Visitation House, 945 W. Huisache, for a suggested donation of $10. The design presents the ministry logo of the Visitation, featuring Mary and Elizabeth. Proceeds benefit homeless and poor women and their children. Visitation House is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. Call Cynthia Bossard at (210) 735-6910 or email for more info.

Top Five Ways to Plug-In and Partner with Women’s Global Connection
Women's Global Connection is immensely grateful for our ongoing strong partnerships with the UIW community.  The flyer in this link provides an introduction to the top five ways to plug-in and partner with us to promote the learning and leadership of women and girls locally and globally. Travel, research, learning presentations, interns & volunteers, and fundraising are great ways that we can work together for the benefit of others. For info, contact (210) 828-2224 or


  • The family of Michael Mark Becerra (The Division of Extended Academic Programs, MAA ’14) on his recent death.
  • Michael Conley & family on the recent loss of his wife, Betty Jean Conley (IWHS ’49, ALND ’53).
  • The family of, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and the entire UIW community on the recent loss of Joseph Alphonsus Dederichs, CCVI (Former UIW Faculty & Staff).  
  • The family of, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and the entire UIW community on the recent loss of Lucina Maria Reyes Guerra, CCVI.
  • Laura (Former UIW Development Board) & Jack Richmond on the recent loss of her sister, Helen M. Silvia.
  • Gloria Ortiz Villalon, CCVI (Former UIW Board of Trustees) & family on the recent loss of her brother, Jose Manuel Ortiz Villalon.

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