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Scholarship Presentation

UIW President Dr. Thomas Evans joins Rep. Henry Cuellar and representatives from AT&T on Monday, Nov. 27 in the Student Engagement Center to congratulate UIW AT&T scholarship recipients Kristen Caballero and Joshua Zozaya.



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


UMM Angel Tree

University Mission Ministry is sponsoring an Angel Tree for UIW community members in need of assistance this Christmas. There are still many angels available. Please consider sponsoring a child or family of children for this holiday season. Groups may sponsor large families. The Angel Tree is located in the foyer leading to Our Lady's Chapel in the Administration Building. It will be displayed through Sunday, Dec. 10. Please bring items in a holiday bag with the original Angel tag to the University Mission & Ministry office (AD 147) before Friday, Dec. 15. For more information, contact Brenda Dimas by email at or (210) 829-3128.



Amahl and the Night Visitors
The Department of Music presents Amahl and the Night Visitors on Friday, Dec 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec 2, at 2 p.m., in the Fine Arts Concert Hall. UIW vocalists will perform the one-act opera about the shepherd boy, Amahl, who is visited by the Three Kings while traveling to see the newborn Christ. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Cheryl Lindquist at (910) 987-9720 or

Cardinal Shoppe - December Sale
The Cardinal Shoppe is holding a 2 Day Sale, Dec 6 and 7, in-store and online. Get the Brands you love at 25% off just in time for Christmas. Get Under Armor, Adidas, Champion and more at 25% off. All emblematic drinkware and caps included. For more information, contact Anne Richards at (210) 829-6056 or by email at

UIW Cardinal Jazz Band Concert
The UIW Cardinal Jazz Band, directed by Jim Waller, will perform it's only on-campus concert of the semester at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec 7 in the Concert Hall. The concert will feature classic and modern big band jazz. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jim Waller at


Fine Arts Sale


Light the Way

The beautiful night sky provided the perfect backdrop for the illumination of the campus and a vibrant fireworks display at the University of the Incarnate Word's (UIW) 2017 Light the Way Festival sponsored by H-E-B. Over 9000 guests attended the event held Saturday, Nov. 18. The new festival atmosphere offered guests the traditional holiday show along with a Food Truck Yard, a Holiday Shoppe and a Kids' Corner where children took selfies with Santa and enjoyed a special visit from the Spurs Coyote. A highlight of the evening occurred as UIW President Dr. Thomas Evans, his wife Lisa and sons Walter and Leland flipped the switch illuminating the campus. Guests can enjoy self-guided tours through January 6, 2018. Photo Courtesy Joshua Nolden Photography.


2017 Holiday River Parade

UIW was well represented at the 2017 Ford Holiday River Parade held Friday, Nov 24 by Red the Cardinal, members of the UIW Spirit Team, UIW twirler & Miss San Antonio Ashley Sneed and employee campaign winner Stella Mallard. The annual event is presented by the Paseo Del Rio Association. The UIW 2017 float theme was A Christmas Carol.

Cardinal Chorale Concert

The UIW Cardinal Chorale and Cardinal Singers directed by Professor of Music and Chair of the UIW Music Department William Gokelman presented their Fall Choir Concert, Sunday, Nov. 12, in the Concert Hall. The concert featured choral music, from African to jazzy, Bach to contemporary and songs that inspire peace.

Department News

Transfer Get-In Friday (TGIF)
UIW invites all transfer students interested in Main Campus to visit the Office of Admissions from 11 a.m., to 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 15. Interested students will be given assistance in completing all the necessary steps for enrolling. You may sign up for a tour at 10am or 3pm along with your visit. This is a come and go event, no formal presentation will be given. The event will be held in the Office of Admissions. For more information, contact Eric Martinez at (210) 805-3557 or

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 Dec. 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.

  • 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 2018 Fiesta MedalAre you looking for that perfect stocking stuffer? Look no further, the 2018 UIW Fiesta Medal is now available! Get yours today in the Campus Engagement Office located in the Student Engagement Center - Rm# 3150. Medals are only $10 and supplies are limited. For details contact Janine Chavez at (210) 829-3817.

UIW Lions Club - Toys for Tots

The UIW Lions Club is collecting new unwrapped toys for the Marines Toys for Tots program. Donation boxes are located in the Administration, Building, Nursing Building, Student Engagement Center, the Library and the Wellness Center. For more information, contact Professor Alma Delgado at (210) 275-1953 or

Baseball camp
UIW Baseball will host two camps in December and another one in January where kids will get an opportunity to work on their skills in a positive environment. Full-time UIW employees will receive a $50 discount for the enrollment of your child in 1st- 8th grade. Just enter the code baseballuiw50 during the registration process to receive the discount. For more information contact, Tom Sutaris, UIW assistant baseball coach at (512) 720-2527.

To register, click on the links below:

Baseball Offensive and Defensive Youth Skills Camp

Baseball Offensive and Defensive High School Skills Camp

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


Diversi-tea Ireland

The Campus Engagement office in collaboration with the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership and Sustainability and International Affairs presented their last Diversi-Tea of the semester featuring Ireland on Wednesday, Nov. 29 in the Student Center Concourse. Pictured with Yesenia Caloca is UIW student Alanna O'Connor. The daily tradition of "Collation" of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word dates as far back as 1876.


HACU Award

UIW was selected as the 2017 HACU Solution Generation Climate Leadership Award. UIW accepted the award at the HACU Annual Conference on Oct. 30, in San Diego. The award carries a financial award of $10,000 which will be utilized to continue the sustainable efforts on campus and expand efforts at both San Antonio and Southwest ISD's. Dr. Ricardo Gonzalez, director of the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership and Sustainability accepted the award on the university's behalf.


World Affairs

Jose Martinez, director, International Student & Scholar Services and MaKailey Jonas, Sponsored & Exchange Student Coordinator are pictured with UIW students from Spain and the Ambassador of Spain to the U.S., Pedro Morenes Eulate at the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce luncheon held Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Plaza Club.


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


Dec. 4: Women's Basketball vs. South Dakota - 6 p.m. McDermott Center

Dec. 5: Men's Basketball vs. Texas Lutheran - 7 p.m. McDermott Center

Dec. 16: Men's Basketball vs. UMKC - 3 p.m. McDermott Center

Dec. 28: Women's Basketball vs. McNeese (conference opener) - 6 p.m. McDermott Center

Dec. 30: Women's Basketball vs. Nicholls - 1 p.m. McDermott Center

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


For Your Students

Cardinal Holiday Feast - Save the Date

The Cardinal Feast is an annual UIW tradition for our students and this is your special invitation to join us for this special event. This year the dinner is on Tuesday, Dec. 5 from 4 -7 p.m., in the Student Engagement Center. The feast is free for students. There is a small charge for guests. For details, contact Janine Chavez at (210) 829-3817 or

We would appreciate your assistance in the following ways.

  • Silverware Rolling- Monday, Dec. 4, 3 - 5 p.m.,, in the Student Engagement Center Café. Wine and cheese is served after the work is complete.
  • Serving at the Dinner- Tuesday, Dec. 5 (Please select one or more shifts between 3:30 and 7:45 p.m.), Café in the Student Engagement Center. During the shift, you will serve food, drinks, bus tables, and reset tables.

Please volunteer to assist us by signing up online at:


Brainpower Connection

Visit Incarnate Word High School at

Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at

SACHS presents an Evening Reflection with Dr. Christopher Samuel
All are invited to join the St. Anthony community for an Evening Reflection with faculty member Dr. Christopher Samuel at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec 6 in the St. Anthony Catholic High School Chapel. Dr. Samuel will present the second in a series of reflections on angels. Join us as we learn more about these beloved messengers and servants of God. For more information, contact SACHS Director of Campus Ministry, Rosi Cortez at (210) 832-5691 or

Visit St. Anthony Catholic School at

Visit St. Peter Prince of Apostles Catholic School at



Women's Global Connection - Alternative Giving Campaign
As we head into this special holiday season, Women's Global Connection invites you to shop gifts that truly give back. Our Alternative Giving program allows you to honor loved ones while empowering women and girls locally and globally. Donate to help send a child to school. Buy hens, pigs or goats to help build a woman's family business - or even help build a rainwater harvester for a village in Tanzania or Kenya. Sponsor a San Antonio-area girl to attend our flagship Girls Global Summit. WGC has a number of ways to participate, with an array of options and price ranges to best suit anyone. To make sure your recipients know of your thoughtful gesture, we can send you a special recognition card to personalize and pass along to them.

You can give online at WGC Alternative Giving or contact WGC at (210) 828-2224, ext. 297 or for more information


St. Peters ACTS Concert



Our thoughts and prayers go to:

  • Dr. Nicholaos Bellos & family on the recent loss of his mother, Fima Varnas Bellos (BA '77).

  • The family of Virginia Helen Anderson Boeck (BA '42) on her recent death.

  • The family of Marjorie Ann Eglsaer (BSN '71) on her recent death.

  • Donny Hancock and Sandy Hancock Cramer & their families on the recent loss of their mother, Betty Jean Elbel Hancock (IWHS '47).

  • Stephen, Frank and Leonard Rohrbough & their families on the recent loss of their mother, Elsa Claire Hartman Rohrbough (ALND '36).


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