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Polk Plaque Unveiling Ceremony UIW

On Tuesday, April 10, faculty, staff and friends and family of Adell Ferguson Polk '56, gathered for the official plaque unveiling of the All Faiths Reflection Room. The All Faiths Reflection Room in the Student Engagement Center was previously dedicated in Polk's honor, as Incarnate Word's first black graduate. Pictured above are Reverend Dr. Trevor Alexander, Sr. Walter Maher, and Dr. Renee Moore with the friends and family of Adell Polk.



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

National Day of Prayer - Annual Breakfast
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 Sky Room 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.


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 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!

Mi Casa Flier

Tricentennial Festival Event: Taizé Prayer
Founded by Br. Roger Schütz-Marsauche in the small village of Taizé France to offer shelter and hospitality to WWII refugees of the war-torn area, the primary vocation of the Taizé Community continues to be building bridges for communion and reconciliation globally among all people. Our prayer will comprise prayer chants in the contemplative tradition of Taizé in the languages representative of some of the cultures from which Incarnate Word Sisters have come and which have impacted this area of South Texas.

This prayer event is part of the SA300 Tricentennial celebration of ourcity of San Antonio. Join us on Saturday, April 15 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the Chapel of the Incarnate Word.

Peacebuilding Symposium Schedule

Four visiting Fulbright Scholars will visit San Antonio, TX to participate in a program of campus and community visits at the University of the Incarnate Word, Trinity University, and St. Mary's University. The purpose of this symposium is to have conversations about how we can all contribute to peacebuilding and gain insights into the challenges confronting today's global community and finding collective solutions that promote and facilitate peace. The Peacebuilding Symposium is sponsored by the University of the Incarnate Word, Trinity University, St. Mary's University, Our Lady of the Lake University, the Fulbright Outreach Lecture Fund, Fulbright Association - San Antonio Chapter, World Affairs Council, City of San Antonio - International Affairs, and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Please join us for the following discussions:

  • Tuesday, April 17: Dr. Sona Manusyan - What and who makes societies ready for peace: how psychology can join the conversation today, 10- 11a.m., SEC Room 2030
  • Tuesday, April 17: Dr. Emre Hatipoglu - Peacebuilding: Conflict vs. Post-Conflict Policies: The Case of Bosnia, 3 - 4 p.m., SEC Room 2030
  • Wednesday, April 18: Dr. Kacper Tomasz Gradon - Preparing for Uncertain Times - Future Trends in Crime and the Future of Terrorism, 10 - 11 a.m., SEC Room 2030
  • Wednesday, April 18: Dr. Damira Sikhimbayeva - Interplay of Ethic Nationalism and Islam in post-Soviet Kazakhstan, 3 - 4 p.m., SEC Room 2030
  • Thursday, April 19: Panel Discussion - Peacebuilding in the Modern World, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Rosenberg Skyroom.RSVP for the panel discussion.

To see a full schedule of the symposium, visit the Peacebuilding Symposium website.

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

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

UIWRing Ceremony
On Saturday, April 8, UIW celebrated the 3rd Annual Ring Ceremony for juniors and seniors who were receiving their class ring. Thank you, office of Alumni and Parent Relations (pictured below) for all of your hard work in ensuring this event was a special day for our graduating students!

UIW ring ceremony 3rd annual

A Taste of Fiesta
On Sunday, April 8, 2018 at St. Anthony High School, the Extended Academic Programs hosted "A Taste of Fiesta" Student Appreciation Event & Scholarship Fundraiser for current SPS and SAS students, alumni, faculty and their families. The event included asilent auction, raffle,photo booth, food trucks, live DJ, family activities and a game truck! Pictured from left to right are volunteers,Caron Jameson, Ashley Wysong, Blanca Camarillo and Jon Lovejoy.

A Taste of Fiesta 2018

Incarnate Word High SchoolStudents Receive CPR Kit Donation
On Tuesday, April 10, The American Heart Association in partnership with Keith Zars Pools, presented a CPR kit to the students and staff at Incarnate Word High School. This generous donation comes as a result of the IWHS Ambassadors' efforts in February during the Go Red for Women Campaign. The kit will allow the students to learn the life-saving skill of CPR for many years to come.

st anthony uiw cpr kit donation

Incarnate Word Day: CCVI Spirit Awards
The University of the Incarnate Word celebrated Incarnate Word Day on Tuesday, April 10, with the CCVI Spirit Awards.The CCVI Spirit Award recognizes a member of the faculty, administration, or staff who has demonstrated in service to the University and/or to the broader civic community, the spirit of the founders, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. The mission of the University flows directly from this spirit.

This year's award recipientwasDr. Kevin Vichcales, associate provost and dean of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.

CCVI Spirit Award Winner 2018 UIW
Dr. Ratner, Professor of Radiology, Health Policy and Medical Humanities and Beth Villarreal, Director of Mission and Ministry, presented Jacquelin Suttin with the 2018 CCVI Student Spirit Award for demonstrating a commitment to furthering the mission.

ccvi student spirit award 2018

The 2018 ARISE Graduate Student Social Justice Award Recipient was presented toBlayn Crandall by Dr. Osman Ozturgut, Dean of Graduate Studies, Caroline Goulet, Dean of Physical Therapy and Amy Crocker, School of Physical Therapy Assistant Professor.


Student GovernmentAssociation: Open Forum
Dr. Evans, Sr. Walter Maher, Dr. David M. Jurenovich and Kathy Light gathered with students and members of the Student Government Association on Wednesday, April 11, for an open forum. Students had the opportunity to share concerns, ideas, and unique perspectives with Dr. Evans, with the hopes of helping to create an even brighter future for UIW.

Student Government Association Open Forum with Dr. Evans UIW

2018 Sr. Margaret Patrice Slattery Lecture
The 2018 Sr. Margaret Patrice Slattery Lecture, entitled "Tourism, Travel Writing, and Tunisia: Cross-Cultural Encounters in Patricia Highsmith's Tremor of Forgery" was presented by Dr. Tanja Stampfl on Thursday, April 12. Dr. Stampfl shared her findings from her forthcoming book on cross-cultural encounters between Arabs, Americans, and Europeans in 20th-century literature.

2018 sr. slattery presentation uiw

Tricentennial Lecture: Dr. Amy Porter
The Department of History presented a Tricentennial Lecture, presented by Dr. Amy Porter, on "Women in Early Spanish San Antonio: Adversity and Opportunity on the Spanish Frontier", on Thursday, April 12. Dr. Porter is Associate Professor of History at Texas A&M University, San Antonio.

tricentennial lecture uiw san antonio dr porter


San Antonio Museum Exhibitions

McNay Exhibit


University employees receive free admission to theMcNay Art Museumand theSan Antonio Museum of Artwith 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

Department News

ABC's of Health Insurance
All benefit-eligible employees are invited to attend the "ABC's of Health Insurance" on April 19. This interactive workshop will provide information on what it means to be on a self-funded healthcare plan, insurance terminology and Q&A, and how to be a Smart Healthcare Consumer. Two sessions will be offered - one from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., and one from 1 - 2 p.m. in SEC Rm. 2031.

Please RSVP to Brenda Mata, Benefits Specialist

Corporate Cup Registration

Join team UIW in Corporate Cup 2018! UIW is a sponsor and host site of the San Antonio Sports Corporate Cup. Over 80companies and thousands of employees come to UIW each summer and compete in a 13-event challenge modeled after a corporate Olympics competition.

San Antonio Sports Corporate Cup will beheld on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Employees can represent Team UIWas a competitor, a volunteer, or a spectator. Families are always welcome to attend but cannot compete (except in the healthy walk).To learn more, visit Be sure to register before April 13 to make sure you get a t-shirt!

Fiscal Year End Procedures
We are approaching the end of another budget year. In order to close out the 2017/2018 fiscal year, we request your cooperation in the areas displayed in this memorandum. Thank you in advance!

Faculty Focus

Instructional Technology: Blackboard User's Group
This session will get your course ready for the end of the semester. ITS staff will be on hand to review your Grade Center. They will also show you some new Grade Center tips and tricks, explain how to download the Grade Center and archive your course to include enrollments and course content.Join this informative training on April 20 from noon - 1 p.m. in Mabee Library Rm. 230. For more information, please contact Terry Peak at or (210)218-8795.

For Your Students

All Majors Career Fair
The Office of Career Services and Professional Development is hosting an All Majors Career Fair on Wednesday, April 25 from 2 - 4 p.m. in the Student Engagement Center Ballroom. Please encourage students to attend and "dress for success!"

Free Money with iGrad
Know students who need financial support next semester? Spread the word about quality scholarships to help pay for school with iGrad! An iGrad Scholarship event will be held from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25 in the Student Engagement Center Circle. For more information, please contact Heather Miller at (210) 805-1234 or

Athletics News

athletic news

Men's Tennis Remains Undefeated with 4-3 WinOver Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

UIW Softball Comes Back to Defeat UTSA, 4-3

UIW Breaks Records, Downs Prairie View A&M

5 Synchro Swimmers Earn All-American Honors

UIW's Paco Bendana Repeats as Southland Conference Tennis Player of the Week

UIW Gives Back to Celebrate National Student-Athlete Day

UIW Announces Football Staff

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  • 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)


  • May 4 - Track & Field Hosts Southland Conference Outdoor Championships - 9 a.m. (Benson Stadium)
  • May 4 - Softball vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (DH) - 5/7 p.m. (Cardinals Field)
  • May 4 - Baseball vs. Northwestern State - 6:30 p.m. (Sullivan Field)
  • May 5 - Track & Field Hosts Southland Conference Outdoor Championships - 9 a.m. (Benson Stadium)
  • May 5 - Softball vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Senior Day) - 12 p.m. (Cardinals Field)
  • May 5 - Baseball vs. Northwestern State - 2 p.m. (Sullivan Field)
  • May 6 - Track & Field Hosts Southland Conference Outdoor Championships - 10 a.m. (Benson Stadium)
  • May 6 - Baseball vs. Northwestern State - 1 p.m. (Sullivan Field)
  • May 17 - Baseball vs. Sam Houston State - 6:30 p.m. (Sullivan Field)
  • May 18 - Baseball vs. Sam Houston State - 2 p.m. (Sullivan Field)
  • May 19 - Baseball vs. Sam Houston State (Senior Day) - 1 p.m. (Sullivan Field)



Get Your UIW Fiesta Medal!
The 2018 UIW Fiesta Medal is one collector's everywhere will want to be sure they have. Get yours in the Campus Life Office on the 3rd floor of the Student Engagement Center.

uiw fiesta medal 2018

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 emailcynthia.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.

wgc medal


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

cardinal club medal


Our thoughts and prayers go to:

Dr. Desiree Kornrum-Byrne (BBA '94, BMM '09) & family on the recent loss of her mother, Dorothy May Kornrum.

Humberto Reyes & family on the recent loss of his wife, Aurora Reyes (BSN '84).


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