UIW Community Newsletter

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Happy New Year

Welcome back Cardinals! We pray you had a safe, restful and happy Christmas break.



Our Lady's Chapel Services

All are welcome.

  • Noon Mass, Monday - Friday
  • Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m.will resume on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018.
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation - 11:30 a.m. Fridays or by appointment with Fr. Tom Dymowski, O.SS.T. at (210) 829-3131 or


UIW Department of Art presents San Antonio Modernism: The Art of Bill Reily
The exhibit will be on display in the Kelso Art Center/Semmes Gallery from Jan. 19 - Feb. 28. An Opening reception will take place from 6 - 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 19. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or Born in San Antonio, Reily was interested in art from an early age. With encouragement from his godmother, Marion Koogler McNay, he received his first formal instruction from Mrs. Mamie Price, an accomplished art teacher trained at the Art Institute of Chicago. He continued his studies at the San Antonio Art Institute. After earning his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin, Reily began a career as a full-time artist. With his friend and UT colleague, Cecil Casebier, Reily founded the San Antonio Men of Art Guild, a loose-knit group of contemporary painters within the city. Working and exhibiting together, these men shared an aesthetic synergy in advancing a style of abstract painting in a city famous for its impressionism. Reily joined the faculty at the University of the Incarnate Word, remaining as professor, advisor, and chairman of the fine arts department until his retirement.



Department News


Office of Special Services - We've Moved
The Office of Special Services (Student Disability Services and International Undergraduate Advising) has moved to its new location in the Administration Building, Suite 51. If you have any questions, please contact Moisés Torrescano, Director of Special Services, or Michelle Beasley, Coordinator of Student Disability Services at (210) 829-3997 or


Student Global Awards

The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards will take place in the Student Engagement Center Ballroom. For more information, contact the Office of Research and Graduate Studies & HEB School of Business and Administration at (210) 805-3555.

Community News

UIW College Spirit Night: Spurs Game!
The Department of Alumni & Parent Relations is partnering with Spurs Sports & Entertainment to bring UIW Night to the AT&T Center. UIW Cardinals are invited to the Spurs vs. Philadelphia game on Friday, January 26. Game time is 7:30 p.m. The first 150 UIW fans to purchase tickets will receive a limited edition UIW Cardinals themed Spurs hat, food voucher, and pre-game courtside experience.

Tickets for this exclusive night are on sale through today, Friday, Jan. 5, to all UIW alumni, parents, staff and students! For more information, contact Gaby Alvarado at (210) 805-5899 or

  • To purchase tickets please visit:
  • For ticket inquiries, please contact Spurs Sports & Entertainment at (210) 444-5682.

Human Resources - Welcome Back Event
All full and part-time employees are invited to a Welcome Back event from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 in front of the UIW clock tower. Enjoy coffee, donuts and fellowship. For more information, email


Oldmixion retirement

In December, the School of Nursing & Health Professions held a potluck in celebration of Alice Oldmixon and her retirement from UIW. Her last day is today, Friday, Jan. 5. Thank you Alice for your years of service to our community.


The Ettling Center for Civic Leadership & Sustainability Winter Coat Drive
The ECCL needs your assistance in donating new clothing and items to help the children at the Jose Cardenas Early Childhood Head Start Center. We are asking for the following items Children's coats/sweaters size 5, blankets, kids socks, khaki/navy blue pants (child sizes 4, 5, and 6). Please drop off your donations through Jan. 12, 2018 in AD 158 or call our office to arrange a pick-up. For questions, please contact Yesenia Caloca at 210-805-2547 or


UIW 2018 Fiesta Medal

The 2018 UIW Fiesta Medal is now available! Get yours today in the Cardinal Shoppe or in the Campus Engagement Office. Both are located in the Student Engagement Center. Medals are only $10 and supplies are limited.


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.

San Antonio Museum of Art Current Exhibitions:

The Magic of Clay and Fire: Japanese Contemporary Ceramics Through Spring 2018


McNay Art Museum Current Exhibitions:

Chuck Ramirez: All This and Heaven Too - Through January 14, 2018

Art & Activism: Political Prints by Goya, Orozco, and Shahn - Through January 14, 2018

Rashaad Newsome: KNOT - Through January 21, 2018

Behind the Screen: Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas - Through February 4, 2018

Stage Frights: Madness, Monsters, Mayhem - Through February 4, 2018


Faculty Focus


Rooted in Justice, Peace, and Care of Creation
The Incarnate Word Sisters Justice, Peace, and Care of Creation Committee and the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership invite faculty to deepen in understanding and commitment to mission values Friday, Jan. 12, 12 - 1 pm, Student Engagement Center 2040-2041. Light lunch, presentation, and discussion with Jennifer Reyes Ley of St. Louis, MO, Assistant Director of the CCVI JPIC Office , and Sister Martha Ann Kirk, Chair of the CCVI International JPIC Committee. Please RSVP to by Jan. 10.


Recording Service Learning in the Faculty Self Inventory & for Carnegie Classification Faculty, when writing your Faculty Self Inventory, please remember that service learning is valued and can be documented in Sedona in a number of areas. One way to do that is posted on BlackBoard in the Faculty Repository site with the title "Intro Service Learning Code in Sedona." Each time you do a service learning project in your class be sure and record it by clicking the Recording Service Learning Form For Service Learning information, see the ECCL Faculty Resources or contact


For Your Students

Official UIW Class Ring Order Dates

UIW now has an official class ring designed by Herff Jones! The new class ring was carefully designed to encompass prominent landmarks on campus that not only tell the store of our university, but also reflect on the student's college journey. To view the official class ring, visit

Herff Jones will be on main campus outside the Cardinal Shoppe in the Student Engagement Center to take orders on:

Tuesday, Jan. 30: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan 31: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 1: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Prices vary depending upon material and stone selections. A full price breakdown and payment plan options will be available at the ring order site. For inquires, please contact Herff Jones at 281-353-2774 or at


Athletics News


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



Jan. 06: Men's Basketball vs. Sam Houston - 3 p.m. McDermott Center

Jan. 10: Women's Basketball vs. Central Arkansas - 6 p.m. McDermott Center

Jan. 17: Men's Basketball vs. Lamar - 7 p.m. McDermott Center

Jan. 24: Women's Basketball vs. HBU - 6 p.m. McDermott Center

Jan. 27: Women's Basketball vs. New Orleans - 11 a.m. McDermott Center

Jan. 27: Men's Basketball vs. New Orleans - 2 p.m. McDermott Center



Brainpower Connection

Visit Incarnate Word High School at

  • TheIWHS Athletics Department is hosting the Shamrocks first Homecoming event themed "Adventure Awaits," in January. The community is invited to join us for exciting events.
    • Night Pep Rally - Friday, Jan. 12, 6:30 p.m.,
    • JV and Varsity Basketball Games vs St. Joseph's - Saturday, Jan. 13, 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
  • IWHS will offer the High School Placement Test on January 13 and 20 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Register online or call 210-829-3123.

Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at

  • SACHS parent, Julissa Carielo is running for the Archdiocese Hope for the Future Khaki and Plaid Homecoming Court. Her goal is to raise $100,000 for SACHS. When making an auction item donation or sponsoring a table, please consider crediting and voting for Julissa Carilo:

Visit St. Anthony Catholic School at

Visit St. Peter Prince of Apostles Catholic School at



Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word - Migration Mass
The Incarnate Word Sisters (and the UIW worshiping community) are having a special Mass at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 on the Feast of the Epiphany in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word to mark the beginning of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Nation Migration Week. The Mass will be a multi-cultural and multi-lingual celebration of our unity, through our diversity. Members of the community who would like to participate by proclaiming a reading for the Mass or one of the Prayers of the Faithful in their native language (not English) are asked to be in touch with Sr. Mary Henry at or (210) 828-2224.


Headwaters at Incarnate Word

Invasive Plants Identification, Management, and GPS Reporting Workshop set for Saturday, Jan. 20 from 10 a.m., to 5 p.m., (4503 Broadway) For more information contact, Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 ext. 280 or

This workshop will cover the Invaders of Texas Citizen Science Program and focus on training citizen scientists to identify and report invasive plants. It will include data entry using the TX Invaders mobile application. The workshop will also present general information on invasive species, managing the spread of invasive's, invasive pests of regulatory concern, the Sentinel Pest Network, and best management practices for control and eradication of selected species. Our instructors will demonstrate the "Eradicator Calculator", which is designed to help organize and record volunteer-based eradication efforts.

Please bring your smart phone, tablet, or laptop computer. If you have a camera with GPS capability, you are welcome to bring it in addition to your smart phone or tablet, as we will focus on using our mobile app.

The workshop instructors will be Hans Landel, Ph.D., and Rachel Cywinski. Mr. Landel was a college professor with a B.S. in zoology from the University of California and a doctorate in biology from Purdue University. His research interests included studies of endangered wildlife species. Since 2015, Landel has coordinated the invasive species program at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and overseen the Texas Invasive website, a repository of information about invasive plants and other pests in Texas. Rachel Cywinski is a native plant enthusiast who has volunteered with Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center programs and taught Invaders of Texas Citizen Scientist training since 2008.

To register: info: 210-828-2224 x280.

Space is limited. We will be outside for a brief period, otherwise indoors, so please dress appropriately. Lunch will be provided by Chipotle Mexican Grill.


Our thoughts and prayers go to:

  • Luis "Lee" (Veterans Service Specialist) and Guadalupe (Receptionist, UIW Eye Institute) Atienzo & family on the recent loss of his father, Bonifacio Atienzo.
  • Joe Behlau & family on the recent loss of his wife, Bobbye Alexander Behlau (ALND '72).
  • Janet Fritsch and Linda Pedde & their families on the recent loss of their mother, Karen Elizabeth Bishop (BA '69).
  • The family of, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, and the entire Incarnate Word community on the recent loss of Sr. Teresa Grabber, CCVI (BA '58).
  • The family of Robert A. Mendenhall (BA '75) on his recent death.
  • Loretta Vilim (IWHS '82) and Patrick Vilim (SACHS '84) & their families on the recent loss of their mother, Aileen Vanderhider Vilim.



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