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Students, faculty and staff gathered for the National Day of Prayer on May 3, 2018. Members of the UIW community joined together at Mission Plaza to offer their intentions and pray for peace.


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. (May 6, final 8 p.m. mass)
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation - 11:30 a.m. Fridays or by appointment with Fr. Tom Dymowski, O.SS.T. at (210) 829-3131 or



2018 Commencement Schedule

  • Friday, May 11: Baccalaureate Mass, 4 p.m., McDermott Convocation Center
  • Friday, May 11: Optometry and Physical Therapy DegreeCandidates Commencement, 7:30 p.m., McDermott Convocation Center
  • Saturday, May 12: Pharmacy and Master of Biomedical Sciences DegreeCandidates Commencement, 10 a.m., McDermott Convocation Center
  • Saturday, May 12: Undergraduate, Graduate, and Doctoral Degree Candidates Commencement, 6 p.m., Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum

Tickets are not required for admission to the Baccalaureate Mass. If you will be attending the Baccalaureate Mass reception, please RSVP here by May 9. Tickets are required for admission to all Commencement ceremony events.For more information on commencement, please contact the Office of the Registrar at (210) 829-6006.

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Community News

William Mulcahy Award for Ecological Stewardship
At the celebration of International Earth Day on Monday, April 23, at the West Gate Circle, the Earth Month Committee presented two awards. The William Mulcahy Award for Ecological Stewardship (faculty) recipient was Dr. Christopher Edelman of philosophy and the William Mulcahy Award for Ecological Stewardship (staff) recipient was Ruben Garza, grounds superintendent.

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Triple Helix Career Panel
The UIW Office of Research and Graduate Studies presented the Triple Helix Career Panel, a discussion that exploredwhat employers expect of degree holders, the skills they need and how we create opportunities for graduate holders to stay and work in San Antonio. Speakers included UIW President, Dr. thomas Evans, The Honorable Justin Rodriguez, State Representative District 125, Jenna Saucedo-Herrera, President and CEO of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation and Rebecca Brune, President and COO of the San Antonio Area Foundation.

Triple Helix Career Panel

New Employee Luncheon
UIW welcomed its new employees at the monthly New Employee Mixer on Thursday, April 26.New employees enjoyed presentations from various campus departments, and a lunch with Dr. Evans and members of UIW's Executive Council. Welcome to the nest, Cardinals!

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Students and staff from the School of Professional Studies' Corpus Christi Center and members of the UIW Alumni & Parent Associations participated in the Adopt-A-Beach program in Port Aransas on Saturday, April 21, 2018. The students and staff gathered after the eventfrom left to right areRobert Zapata (current student),Laura Flores (current student) and son,Sandi Rodriguez (current student),Jessica Parra, Corpus Christi Center Director andPriscilla Johnson, UIW Academic Advisor.

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Vaccine Drive

Students and staff of theUniversity of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Nursing, and School of Pharmacyprovided low-cost vaccines for Southside ISD students on April 26, 2018.The UIW teamprovided vaccinations for 600 students as well asfree health screenings.

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UIW Health Clinic Open House
On April 26, the UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine Health Clinic hosted an open house. Students, faculty, and staff were invited to tour the facilities and learn about the health services offered to the Cardinal family right on campus.

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The University of the Incarnate Word took part in San Antonio's Tree-Centennial program on Tuesday, May 2. The Tree-Centennial initiative, led and managed by the City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department, honors San Antonio's Tricentennial (SA300) celebration to enhance the city's tree canopy and green spaces by planting 300 trees over the course of 2018.

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The 41st annual Swing-In event kicked off on Thursday, May 3 with a $400,000 goal to support scholarships for UIW students.


Dr. Evans, Lisa Evans and Chris Gallegos, Vice President of InstitutionalAdvancement, all enjoyed their first Swing-In event.

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UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine introduces two new medical residency programs in Laredo

Distinguished Laredo residents and UIW representatives gathered at the headquarters of IBC Bank in Laredo, TX on May 1. The purpose of the gatheringwas to engage residents in Laredo and inform them of the opening of the UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine's two new medical residency programs in Laredo: one family medicine residency and one internal medicine residency, both of which will begin on July 1, 2018. Each residency program is 3 years in length will have 24 residents when fully staffed. The residency programs will be housed at Laredo Medical Center with an additional partnership with the Laredo-based Gateway Health Centers, Inc. The event was organized under the direction of Mr. Dennis Nixon, President and CEO of IBC Bank. UIW is seeking $700,000 for the start-up costs for the residency program from the Laredo philanthropic community as well as scholarship support for health professions students.

Attending from UIW was Sr. Kathleen Coughlin, Joyce Horner, Armando Saliba, Dr. Robyn Madson, Dr. Tom Mohr, and Marsha Sellner.

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National Day of Prayer Annual Breakfast

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UIW Students, faculty and staff gathered for the annual National Day of Prayer Breakfast on May 3 in the Rosenberg Sky Room.The powerofprayeris mighty and more important than ever in today's world. Speakers Dr. Thomas Evans, PresidentofUIW; Danny Anderson, PresidentofTrinity University; George Hernandez, President & CEOofUniversity Health Systems; and Mary Beth Fisk, Executive DirectorofSan Antonio Ecumenical Center sought to answer two questions at the breakfast- why do I pray and how do I pray?

Ettling Center for Civic Leadership and Sustainability


Dr. Barbara Aranda-Naranjo, associate provost for Civic Engagement, was one of ten nurses recognized at the 2018 Salute to Nurses Recognition Luncheon on May 2 held at the Omni Colonnade Hotel. The event was sponsored by the San Antonio Express News.


UIW's Ettling Center for Civic Leadership & Sustainability hosted the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Ceremony in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room on April 24. One hundred and ninety five residents representing fifty-one countries were naturalized.


Pasha Express stepped up to the plate by raising money for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Pasha donated their sales to the effort raising $1,500 to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Pictured left, Dr. Ricardo Gonzalez, Director of the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership & Sustainability, Nate Costa, Operations Manager at Pasha Express, center, and Teofilo Reyes, Community Outreach Coordinator, right.


San Antonio Museum Exhibitions

McNay Exhibit


University employees receive free admission to the McNay Art Museum and the San 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

CorporateCup Registration
Join team UIW for Corporate Cup 2018! UIW is a proud 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 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

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!

Benefits Open Enrollment
Benefits Open Enrollment runs through Wednesday, May 9. Everyone must enroll or waive benefits through Banner Self-Service via the myWord portal. Human Resources will host benefit meetings and working sessions throughout the open enrollment period. For more info, visit the UIW open enrollmentwebpage or contact the Office of Human Resources at (210) 829-6019 or


Faculty Focus

Quality Matters Online Course Design Workshop
The Online Course Design Workshop includes an overview of the QM Rubric and provides a framework for participants to design an online course plan. The IT staff and guest speakers will be on hand to help you integrate the QM Rubric and leverage the Blackboard LMS to deliver course materials to students. The workshop is open to faculty who plan to teach online within the next year. Topics for this session include:

• An overview of the QM Rubric
• Bloom's Taxonomy
• Writing measurable objectives
• Announcements
• SoftChalk
• Mashups and the Kaltura video repository
• Assignments, Safe Assign and the Plagiarism Checker
• Assessments and Respondus Lockdown Browser
• Application of collaborative tools.

This course is open to faculty who plan to teach online within the next year. The course is available Monday, May 14 through Thursday, May 24 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in Mabee Library Rm. 230. Seating is limited. Make your reservation here.


For Your Students

Now Hiring 2018 Orientation Leaders

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Athletics News

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  • 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)


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