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The 38th annual Cutting Edge Fiesta Fashion Show took place Wednesday, April 18, featuring designs created by UIW fashion students. Theresa Lopez, senior instructor and program director of UIW's Fashion Management program, presented awards to the winning students alongside KSAT 12's Ursula Pari, following the event. 



Mission and Ministry: Summer Mass Schedule
We will celebrate our last 8 p.m. Mass for the Spring semester on Sunday, May 6.

Masses will continue throughout the summer on Sunday's at 10:30 a.m. in Our Lady's Chapel through August 19, 2018. 

We will celebrate our annual Welcome Mass on Sunday, August 26. Due to limited seating in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word, two liturgies will be offered on this day:
- 10:30 AM (Chapel of the Incarnate Word)
- 10:45 AM (Our Lady's Chapel) 

Our 8:00 p.m. Mass resumes in Our Lady's Chapel on Sunday, September 2, 2018.

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    

Interfaith Literacy, Fluency, and Service
Considering the UIW Policy that students may request absences for their main religious holidays, all are invited to continue learning from the Interfaith webpages coming from the Interfaith Youth Core Innovation Grant this year and to learn from the upcoming events.  A closing discussion with participants will be held Tuesday, April 24 from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m., in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. For more information, please contact

National Day of Prayer - Annual Breakfast
The 2018 National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 3.  The power of prayer is mighty and more important than ever in today's world. Please join us in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room from 6:45 – 8:30 a.m. for the Annual Prayer Breakfast, a special time of community and grace. Dr. Thomas Evans, UIW president, Danny Anderson, Trinity University president, George Hernandez, president & CEO of University Health Systems, Mary Beth Fisk, executive director of San Antonio Ecumenical Center and Rabbi Jeffrey Abraham will 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. 


Cardinal Happy Hour – Alamo Heights Night

In appreciation for your work and dedication, full-time employees are invited to attend a Cardinal Happy Hour prior to Alamo Heights Night (AHN) 2018.  Offices may close at 3:30 p.m. for employees to attend this event with exception of essential personnel as determined by the appropriate Vice President. In situations where events, appointments, or classes have been scheduled, the dean or director for that department or off-site location will determine an appropriate course of action. Any employee who does not wish to attend the event should continue with their normal working hours and keep their office open. UIW full-time employees who do not attend the Happy Hour may still attend AHN free of charge after the general admission opening with a valid UIW ID.

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The Cardinal Happy Hour is scheduled for Friday, April 20, from 3:30 - 5:30 pm prior to the general admission opening at 5:30 pm. The entrance for the Cardinal Happy Hour will be at Booth #2. All UIW, IWHS and SACHS full-time employees must present a valid UIW ID to receive admission, two drink tickets (good for beer or soft drinks), and one food ticket. The free tickets will be accepted until 5:30 pm at the 10 food booths located in the Cardinal Happy Hour section. 

UIW Singers Workshop

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Campus Dining Fiesta Luncheon 
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41st Annual UIW Swing-In

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Community News 

Leadership Lecture - April 6th
UIW's Ettling Center for Civic Leadership & Sustainability and Residence Life hosted Dr. Elena Rios, President and CEO of the National Hispanic Medical Association, for a special presentation on leadership. Dr. Rios presented on health care policy and her experiences being a health care worker and administrator for the past forty years. 


National Hispanic Medical Association College Health Scholars Program Conference - April 7th 
UIW's Ettling Center for Civic Leadership & Sustainability, in collaboration with the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) hosted the Greater San Antonio Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) at a conference on Saturday, April 7. Over 125 participants attended the one-day conference. Students had the opportunity to learn about the admissions process for UIW and local health/science professional schools. Through this conference, the College Health Scholars Program will work to increase the number of students matriculating to health professional schools and graduate programs. 


Celebration of Community Luncheon - April 11th
UIW's Ettling Center for Civic Leadership & Sustainability hosted its second annual Celebration of Community Luncheon on Wednesday, April 11 in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Special recognition was given to community-based organizations for their continuous support and collaboration that sustain our diverse and growing community. The Cardinal Community Leaders Program also presented on their volunteer experiences with Southwest Independent School District. 

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Mathematics Dept. Conference
On Friday, April 14, the UIW Mathematics Dept. hosted the Conference of Texas Statisticians (COTS) at the Student Engagement Center. The COTS meetings afford Texas statisticians the opportunity for social and intellectual exchange on a yearly basis. Senior and junior statisticians as well as students presented their research talks or posters at the conference.

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Faculty Appreciation Luncheon 
On Monday, April 16, a luncheon was held in celebration of UIW Faculty and Emeritus Faculty achievements and contributions. The luncheon also honored the recipients of the 2018 Provost Legacy Teaching Awards, Presidential Teaching Award, Ed Zlotkowski Faculty Service-Learning Award and the 2018-2019 Moody Professor. 

A Taste of Fiesta 2018


Pictured above is Stefanie Boswell, winner of the 2018 Presidential Teaching Award, with past award winners.

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Dr. Sharon Herbers, pictured above alongside previous Moody Professors, was named the 2018-2019 UIW Moody Professor. 

Peacebuilding Symposium 
From April 17-19, four visiting Fulbright Scholars visited San Antonio to participate in a program of campus and community visits at the University of the Incarnate Word, Trinity University, St. Mary's University, and Our Lady of the Lake University. The purpose of this symposium was 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 scholars delivered a series of lectures on each university campus and participated in a panel discussion at UIW on the evening of Thursday, April 19, moderated by Congressman Charlie Gonzalez.

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Dr. Sona Manusyan, pictured above with Dr. Ana Wandless-Hagendorf, Dr. Osman Ozturgut, and Dr. Trinidad Macias, is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Personality Psychology at Yerevan State University in Armenia. Her peacebuilding lecture was entitled, What & Who Makes Societies Ready for Peace: How Can Psychology Join the Conversation Today? 

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Dr. Emre Hatipoglu is Associate Professor at Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sabancı University, Istanbul. His lecture was entitled, Peacebuilding: Conflict vs. Post-Conflict Policies: The Case of Bosnia. 

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Dr. Kacper Gradon, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Warsaw and the Director of the Center for Forensic & Investigative Science (University of Warsaw), addressed the audience with his lecture, Preparing for Uncertain Times: Future Trends in Crime and the Future of Terrorism. 

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Dr. Damira Sikhimbayeva, pictured above with Dr. Ana Wandless-Hagendorf, Dr. Osman Ozturgut, and Dr. Trinidad Macias, is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Philosophy, Political Science and Religious Studies, Department of Political Science in Kazakhstan. Her peacebuilding lecture was entitled, Interplay of Ethnic Nationalism & Islam in Post-Soviet Kazakhstan. 

School of Nursing and Health Professions Honors Convocation 
The Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions held its annual Honors Convocation Wednesday, April 18 in the SEC Ballroom.

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Pictured above are Dr. Mary Hoke and Dr. Shandra Esparza with the 2018 St. Catherine's Medal award winner.

On Wednesday, April 18, UIW students, faculty and staff celebrated the start of Fiesta 2018 at the annual VIVA UIW celebration. 

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Members of the Campus Engagement and Campus Life offices (pictured above) worked hard to make sure this was an event to remember for the UIW family! 

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Dr. Lisa McNary and Mercedes Moreno Villanueva celebrated VIVA UIW alongside students, while spreading the word about the Student Alumni Association!

Dreeben School of Education Honors Convocation
The University of the Incarnate Word and the Dreeben School of Education's annual Honors Convocation celebrates the academic excellence of students in our undergraduate and graduate programs.


Dr. Denise Staudt, pictured above, celebrated the success of the school's students at the annual honors convocation.   

The Cutting Edge Fiesta Fashion Show
The UIW community kicked off Fiesta 2018 with the annual Cutting Edge Fiesta Fashion Show, showcasing designs created by graduation UIW fashion students. 

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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 

Department News

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 80 companies 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 be held on Saturday, June 2 rom 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Employees can represent Team UIW as 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 Friday, April 20 from noon – 1 p.m. in Mabee Library Rm. 230. For more information, please contact Terry Peak at or (210)218-8795. 

Instructional Technology: O365 Forms and Groups
This session will focus on two of Microsoft's newest collaborative applications: Groups and Forms. 
At the conclusion of this workshop, users will be able to:

•Build a workgroup and share documents and folders
•Create a shared inbox and calendar
•Use Forms to create a survey, collaborative activity and an engaging student poll

Join in on this informative training on Wednesday, April 25 from 3 – 4 p.m. in AD312. For more information, please contact Terry Peak at (210) 218-8795 or

For Your Students

Now Hiring 2018 Orientation Leaders

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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 Newsathletic news

UIW Men's Tennis Wins Southland Conference Title with ACU Sweep

Sarea Alexander Garners Second SLC Athlete of the Week Award

Sebastian Mortier Earns Southland Conference Player of the Week Accolade

UIW Downs Prairie View A&M, 26-12

Get to Know UIW Volleyball

UIW Comes From Behind to Defeat Nicholls, Takes Series

UIW Walks Off against Nicholls in Game 1

Hallmark Adds 4 to UIW Baseball

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  • April 21 - Softball vs. Stephen F. Austin - 12 p.m. (Cardinals Field)
  • April 20 - Softball vs. Stephen F. Austin (DH) - 4/6 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)


Earth Day Observance
The Earth Day Committee welcomes the community to gather for the observance of International Earth Day on Monday, April 23, in the circle near the West Gate for an Earth Day Fair from 11 a.m., - 1 p.m. At noon, there will be presentation of the William Mulcahy Stewardship Awards and talks on campus sustainability.  Representatives of various organizations will have displays in the circle and students will present EcoExchange posters and recycled art in the SEC.  Exhibitors include eyeglass donations to the Lion's Club; the Ettling Center seeking applications for sustainability scholars and environmental ambassadors, Urban Earth adobe brick and the  Headwaters at Incarnate Word. Vendors will also be available. For more information, contact Dr. Rachel Walker,, 210-829-6022.

Campus Dining Fiesta Medal Now Available

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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 for more info.

Women's Global Connection Fiesta Medal
Get his colorful Fiesta medal while you can! Medals are now available for pick up at 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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