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UIW Inagural Nursing Lecture

Incarnate Word High School Ambassadors along with IWHS Enrollment Director Debbie Quinones and UIW's Sr. Kathleen Coughlin visited with Sr. Jean Dolores Schmidt, chaplain and unofficial mascot of the Loyola Basketball team while she was visiting San Antonio for the Final Four.



Incarnate Word Day Mass
Incarnate Word Day celebrates the Feast of the Annunciation, Mary's "YES" to God's call, and is the major feast of the Congregation of Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, as well as our university.

Because March 25 fell on Palm Sunday this year - the beginning of Holy Week - our Incarnate Word Day Mass will be celebrated April 10 at noon mass at Our Lady's Chapel.

Mass Schedule for Tricentennial Festival Day
As part of the CCVI Tricentennial event on April 15, the UIW community will join with our Sisters of Charity, residents of The Village at Incarnate Word, and the leadership of CHRISTUS Health System for Mass at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word.

There will be no Mass in Our Lady's Chapel at 10:30 a.m. However, 8:00 p.m. Mass will continue in Our Lady's Chapel as scheduled.

For more information on the CCVI Tricentennial event, please click here.

Our Lady's Chapel Services
All are welcome.

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

National Day of Prayer
The 2018 National Day of Prayer is on Thursday, May 3. The power of prayer is mighty and more important than ever in today's world. Please join us at The McCombs Center, Rosenberg Skyroom on Thursday, May 3 from 6:45 - 8:30 a.m. for the Annual Prayer Breakfast, a special time of community and grace. Listen to speakers Dr. Thomas Evans, President of UIW; Danny Anderson, President of Trinity University; George Hernandez, President & CEO of University Health Systems; Mary Beth Fisk, Executive Director of San Antonio Ecumenical Center; and Rabbi Jeffrey Abraham answer two questions - why do I pray and how do I pray?

Price for admission to breakfast and speakers is $15.00, with special pricing for students of $8.00. To register for this event, click here. Please click and scroll down to the registration form.


The Garnet and Grey Gala, "Investing in Technology"

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St. Anthony Catholic High School Presents: The Garnet and Grey Gala, "Investing in Technology" and honoring Fr. Richard Hall, OMI, Class of 1981. Enjoy this special event on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 7 p.m. - midnight at the UIW Rosenberg Skyroom. The Gala will give us the opportunity to put technology in the hands of students. Enjoy amazing auction items, great food, and entertainment by the Finding Friday Band!


"A Taste of Fiesta" Student Appreciation & Scholarship Fundraiser Event

A Taste of Fiesta UIW
On Sunday, April 8, 2018 from noon - 4 p.m. at St. Anthony High School, the Extended Academic Programs will host "A Taste of Fiesta" Student Appreciation Event & Scholarship Fundraiser for current SPS and SAS students, alumni, faculty and their families, which will include a Silent Auction and Raffle.Enjoy a photo booth, food trucks, live DJ, family activities and a game truck!

FREE ADMISSION to all attendees and their guests.

Current students will receive:
5 - Activity Tickets
1 - Non-Alcoholic Beverage Ticket
1 - Raffle Ticket

Additional tickets may be purchased with cash or credit card.
All proceeds benefit the EAP Scholarship Fund.
Please RSVP and learn more at

Mi Casa es Su Casa

You are invited to be a part of history!

San Antonio is celebrating its 300thanniversary in 2018. The Ministries of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, including the University of the Incarnate Word, are proud to be a part of that history as we collaboratively honor our past, present and future during this historic celebration.

We invite you to participate in the exciting activities planned. There is something for every age group including historical tours and unique exhibits. On Sunday, April 15, please join us for Mi Casa es Su Casa, a free event for the entire family on the UIW campus. Music, dance, storytelling, exhibits and activities will fill the day at this event from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.Visit for details!

Faculty, students, and all are invited to help host the free, family-friendly festival. Volunteers can sign up to help by clicking here. Please encourage your students to attend and volunteer!

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2018 Cutting Edge Fiesta Fashion Show

Save the Date for the 2018 "Cutting Edge" Fashion Show set for 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 18 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. This official Fiesta event displays the latest fashion created and presented by UIW Fashion design students. The collections include garments students have illustrated, designed and constructed in a year-long fashion capstone course. Each collection is centered on an individual theme ranging from a season, a color or market segment. From sound and lighting to staging and contracting professional models, UIW students experience every aspect of planning a professional runway show. Proceeds benefit student scholarships in UIW's Fashion Management Program. For tickets, contact the UIW Development Office at (210) 829-6013 or

cutting edge fiesta fashion show UIW
The 2018 Cutting Edge Fiesta Fashion Show Medals are now available for $5 in the fashion office located on the second floor of the Joyce Building.
Cutting Edge Medal 2018
41st Annual UIW Swing-In

Swing-in 2018


Community News

UIW Day of Service
On Saturday, March 24, UIW students, faculty, and staff gathered for the 2018 Day of Service. Volunteers spent the day giving back to their school and their community in honor of the inauguration of Dr. Thomas Evans.

Volunteers dedicated time to various projects. Dr. Lisa Lockhart spent the morning making bracelets for schoolgirls in Tanzania!

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Some volunteers remained on campus to beautify and tend to the UIW Community Garden, a place where students, faculty, and staff can contribute their time and pick the vegetables that grow there. Dr. Nursen Zanca took timetending to the plants and vegetables.

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Others ventured out into the community, where much was to be done. This hard working group took time to paint over graffiti in San Antonio neighborhoods.

day of service uiw graffiti clean up

Dr. Evans took part in the Day of Service too! He spent the morning volunteering at San Antonio Time Dollar.

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The UIW family seesgreat importance and significancein giving back, and it is avalue that will remain dear to the hearts of many Cardinals for years to come.

8th Annual Alumni Easter Egg Hunt

On Saturday, March 24, UIW alumni gathered with their little Cardinals for the 8th annual Alumni Easter Egg Hunt! Rosie Garcia, Director of Development, presented a young Cardinal with a gift before the festivities kicked off.

Alumni Easter Egg Hunt UIW

With special appearances by Red and the Easter Bunny, this was an event to remember for alumni and their children alike.easter egg hunt uiw alumni
PhD Dissertation Defenses

Denise Krohn, candidate for the PhD in Education, defended her dissertation on Monday, March 26. The title of her dissertation was "The Initial Planning Process of an International Service-Learning Pilot Initiative Under Development." The chair of Denise's dissertation committee was Dr. Arthur Hernandez.denise dissertation education uiw

Nicole Trevinohosteda defense of her dissertation on Tuesday, March 27. Nicole's dissertation was titled "The Arrival of Generation Z on College Campuses." Her dissertation committee chair was Dr. Norman St. Clair.

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Karen Boleska, candidate for the PhD in Education, presented a defense of her dissertation on Thursday, March 29. Karen's dissertation was titled "Motivations of NCAA Student Athletes in Community Service." Her dissertation committee was chaired by Dr. Arthur Hernandez.

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Congratulations to all on a job well done!


Miss San Antonio 2018 Fiesta Medal

Miss San Antonio & UIW sophomore, Ashley Sneed, unveiled her official FiestaMedal at UIW on Tuesday, April 3.Proceeds from her medal will benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals & Miss America scholarships.

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Sneed is a UIW sophomore majoring in fashion merchandising and minoring in business. She is also the featured twirler for the UIW Marching Cardinals.

KUIW Celebrates 13 Years on AirKUIW

This week, KUIW celebrated 13 years on the air! They gathered on the Dubuis Lawn to share their excitement with other students, bringing music, food, water balloons, and lots of KUIW gear. Congratulations, KUIW!

Have professional clothes to donate?
UIW Career Services will be having a clothes collection March 19 - May 18. The Cardinal Closet will provide professional career clothing for students' use in interviews, career fairs, internships, networking receptions, and other career-related events, which require professional attire. Please bring in any gently used items to the office of Career Service located in SEC 3030. For more information, contact Career Services at (210) 829-3931

San Antonio Museum Exhibitions

McNay Exhibit


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:

  • San Antonio 1718 Art from Viceregal Mexico - Through May 13, 2018
  • The Magic of Clay and Fire: Japanese Contemporary Ceramics Through Spring 2018

McNay Art Museum Current Exhibitions:

  • Cities on Parade: 300 Years of European Festival Books - Through June 10, 2018
  • Spain to San Antonio: Hispanic Culture on Stage - Through June 10, 2018
  • 4 Texans: The Next Chapter - Through May 6, 2018
  • Haiti's Revolution in Art: Jacob Lawrence's Toussaint L'Ouverture Series - Through May 6, 2018
  • Americans: Rubell Family Collection - Through May 6, 2018
  • Benny Andrews: Sexism - Through May 6, 2018
  • Something to Say: The McNay Presents 100 Years of African American Art - Through May 6, 2018

Faculty Focus

Instructional Technology: Soft Chalk Session 2

Are you delivering engaging, interactive learning content to your students? Or are your courses just a place for students to download a syllabus and check their grades? SoftChalk Cloud is the fast and easy way for you to create high quality online lessons and eBooks that are interactive and engage students.

At the conclusion of session two, you will be able to:

  • Create an interactive Web page

  • Add an interactive quiz

  • Upload your SoftChalk lesson to Blackboard


This session is being held on Tuesday, April 10 at noon online via Zoom webinar. For more information, please contact Terence Peak at or (210) 218-8795. Register here.

For Your Students

2017-2018CCVI Student Spirit Award Nominations
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017-2018 CCVI Student Spirit Award. The companionto the CCVI Spirit Award, this award recognizes a student who exemplifies the mission of the university. Please click here for criteria and nomination form. For more information, you may contact Beth Villarreal,, 210-829-2726.

3rd Annual Ring Ceremony
On Sunday, April 8, the Department of Alumni & Parent Relations will host the 3rd Annual Ring Ceremony. The Ring Ceremony will take place at 2 p.m., in the Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center.

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The ceremony is open to all UIW students of junior status and higher who have purchased a class ring. For more information, please visit

Athletics News

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  • April 6 - Softball vs. Northwestern State (DH) - 5/7 p.m. (Cardinals Field)
  • April 6 - Baseball vs. Texas Southern - 6:30 p.m. (Sullivan Field)
  • April 7 - Men's Tennis vs. Lamar - 10 a.m. (Mabry Tennis Courts)
  • April 7 - Softball vs. Northwestern State - 12 p.m. (Cardinals Field)
  • April 7 - Baseball vs. Texas Southern - 2 p.m. (Sullivan Field)
  • April 8 - Baseball vs. Texas Southern - 1 p.m. (Sullivan Field)
  • April 10 - Men's Tennis vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi - 1 p.m. (Mabry Tennis Courts)
  • April 10 - Softball vs. UTSA - 6 p.m. (Cardinals Field)
  • April 10 - Baseball vs. Prairie View A&M - 6:30 p.m. (Sullivan Field)
  • April 13 - Track Hosts Invitational - 3 p.m. (Benson Stadium & NEISD Fields)

  • April 13 - Baseball vs. Nicholls - 6:30 p.m. (Sullivan Field)

  • April 14 - Track Hosts Invitational - 9 a.m. (Benson Stadium & NEISD Fields)

  • April 14 - Women's Tennis vs. Abilene Christian (Senior Day) - 10 a.m. (Mabry Tennis Courts)

  • April 14 - Men's Tennis vs. Abilene Christian (Senior Day) - 11 a.m. (Mabry Tennis Courts)

  • April 14 - Baseball vs. Nicholls - 2 p.m. (Sullivan Field)

  • April 15 - Baseball vs. Nicholls - 1 p.m. (Sullivan Field)

  • April 18 - Softball vs. Texas State - 6 p.m. (Cardinals Field)

  • April 20 - Softball vs. Stephen F. Austin (DH) - 4/6 p.m. (Cardinals Field)

  • April 21 - Softball vs. Stephen F. Austin - 12 p.m. (Cardinals Field)


Brainpower Connection

  • St. Anthony Catholic High School presents The Garnet and Grey Gala

    St. Anthony Catholic High School Presents The Garnet and Grey Gala, Saturday, April 7 from 7 p.m., to midnight in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Skyroom. The 2018 theme is "Investing In Technology" and will honor Fr. Richard Hall, OMI, Class of 1981. The Gala will provide St. Anthony with the opportunity to put technology in the hands of their students. Enjoy great auction items, delicious food, and wonderful entertainment by the Finding Friday Band. For tickets and for more information contact, Henry Garcia, SACHS director of development at (210) 832-3296 or


Vote for the UIW Fiesta Medal!

Calling all friends of UIW! Vote for the UIWFiesta 2018medal in theSan Antonio Business Journal medal contest! Voting ends April 11 at 9 a.m.! Let's show 'em whatUIW Prideis all about! Click here to vote.

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The Visitation House Ministries 2018 Fiesta Medal

Visitation House Medal

The Visitation House Ministries 2018 Fiesta Medal is here. Supplies are limited. Medals can be purchased at the Women's Global Connection Offices located in the Brackenridge Villa, Lower Level, or 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 women and children who are experiencing Homelessness. Visitation House is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. Call Cynthia Bossard at (210) 735-6910 or email cynthia.bossard@amormeus.orgfor more info.

Women's Global Connection Fiesta Medal
Get his colorful Fiesta medal while you can! Medalsare now available for pick upat WGC Offices on 4503 Broadway. Earn free delivery by ordering six or more. The Women's Global Connection appreciates your support. Click here for more information.

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Cardinal Club: 2018 Fiesta Medal Now Available

Help support your UIW student athletes by purchasing the 2018 Cardinal Club Fiesta medal! They are available in the Athletics office in the Convocation Center. For more information, please contact Richard Duran at (210) 283-6968 or

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Our thoughts and prayers go to:

Dr. Desiree Kornrum-Byrne and family on the recent loss of her mother, Dorothy May Kornrum. Dorothy planned for cremation and will be interred at home. It was Dorothy's wish that family and friends remember her as she was in life. In lieu of a funeral, memorial or flowers, she requested that friends and family consider making a memorial donation to the American Cancer Society ( and the Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Network (

Angelica Acevedo & family on the recent loss of her husband, Carlos Ivan Acevedo (MAA '12).

Gayle Benson (UIW Board of Trustees, UIW friend) & family on the recent loss of her husband; Renee Benson Benham (UIW Former Board of Trustees, UIW friend) & family on the recent loss of her father, Tom M. Benson (Hon. Ph.D. '05, UIW friend).

Allyson Hartenstine (IWHS '10) & family on the recent loss of her grandmother, Eugenie Hartenstine.

Shawn, Tim and Loren Gulley & their families on the recent loss of their mother, Martha Riley Johnston (BS '84).

The family of Judy Beth McPherson (BA '71) on her recent death.

Kathy Paque, Alan, David, Jim and Andrew Plog & their families on the recent loss of their brother, Michael A. Plog (BBA '78).

Jennifer Rankhorn Paris & family on the recent loss of her mother, Nancy Lee Russell (BS '59).

John J. Kuntz III & family on the recent loss of his sister, Patricia Kuntz Vance (IWHS '49, UNDCLD '54).

Lynn Davis-Johnson (Capital Campaign Coordinator, Development & University Relations) & family on the recent loss of her mother, Linda A. Williams. Mrs. Williams was a long-time employee of the Village at Incarnate Word and will be greatly missed by her family and colleagues. All are welcome to attend a celebration of her life scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, April 7 at Believers Christian Center, 1440 S. W.W. White Road, 78220. Please keep Lynn and her family in your thoughts and prayers.


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