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UIW Unsung Hero

unsung hero priscila

Meet Priscila Fiala, Military Programs coordinator for the University of the Incarnate Word. Priscila was born in Rio de Janeiro, and has worked at UIW for 17 years, first as a student and work study, then as a Military Admissions Advisor, and now the Military Programs Coordinator. She earned both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees at UIW.

Priscila considers the opportunity to join UIW as an employee of her alma mater one of her greatest accomplishments.

"UIW means everything to me," Priscila explained. "UIW gives you the feeling of being part of something big - a place where you can truly help a person to better themselves in accomplishing their educational goals. I am thankful for UIW forever!"
Thank you for everything you do, Priscila!



Mission and Ministry: Summer Mass Schedule
Our last 8 p.m. Mass for the Spring semester was celebrated on Sunday, May 6.

Masses will continue on Sundays 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 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. 
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation - 11:30 a.m. Fridays or by appointment with Fr. Tom Dymowski, O.SS.T. at (210) 829-3131 or    




Corporate Cup 2018
San Antonio Sports Corporate Cup will be held on Saturday, June 2 from 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

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Community News

Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word New General Leadership Team
Congratulations to the new General Leadership Team of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Sister Martha Laura Gaona, Sister Gloria Ortiz, Sister Teresa Maya, Sister Margaret (Peggy) Bonnot and Sister Luz Cardona! We know you will continue to lead the congregation with the Holy Spirit guiding you.

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San Antonio Interfaith Leaders
San Antonio interfaith leaders met Wednesday, May 30 focusing on united action around “Affordable Housing, Homelessness and Gentrification” in light of challenges of our city identified by the Mayor’s Housing Policy Task Force. Leader of the task force, Lourdes Castro Ramírez, former principal deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and María Antonietta Berriozábal, former City Council member shared information. Sister Martha Ann Kirk, UIW Professor of Religious Studies and Ettling Center for Civic Engagement, Rev. Ann Helmke, City Faith-based Initiatives Office, Rabbi Jeffrey Abraham, Congregation Agudas Achim, Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, San Antonio Archdiocese, Mr. Mike Oakes, Oak Hills Church, Rabbi Sam Stahl, Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Beth El, Rabbi Steven Gutow, New York University, and other Muslim, Protestant, Sikh, and Catholic leaders were in attendance.

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 Sembradores of San Antonio Educational Foundation
On Thursday, May 31, UIW President Dr. Tom Evans and Vice President of Development and University Relations, Chris Gallegos, met with members of the Sembradores of San Antonio Educational Foundation who presented Dr. Evans with a donation to be used for student scholarships.

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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:

  • The Magic of Clay and Fire: Japanese Contemporary Ceramics - Through Spring 2018 
  • Egyptian Animal Mummies: Science Explores an Ancient Religion - Through July 1, 2018

McNay Art Museum Current Exhibitions:

  • Manuel Carrillo: Mi Querido Mexico - Through September 2, 2018
  • 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
  • Fragments of a Dream - Through September 9, 2018
  • HemisFair ’68: San Antonio’s World’s Fair - Through July 29, 2018

  • 100 Years of Printmaking in San Antonio: Bill Reily - Through July 1, 2018

  • Captain Seth Eastman’s Journey with a Sketchbook: New Orleans and the Gulf - Through July 1, 2018

  • ARTMATTERS: Mi McNay es Su McNay - Through July 1, 2018

Department News


The following will take effect on JUNE 1, 2018 unless otherwise mentioned:

  • Banner 9 is LIVE for all Banner users. 
    • Important: Banner 9 is ONLY accessible through the MyWord portal using your network/email account and password. 
    • Highlights:
      • New user interface
      • Easier navigation
      • Eliminates pesky java and browser problems
      • Improved information security
    • For Banner 9 online training resources and more information, click here.
  •  Forgot your password? No need to call the help desk. Reset it yourself now on MyWord. 
    • IMPORTANT: First time login to MyWord will require sign-up for the self-service password reset functionality. It’s easy, harmless, and will be handy in the future!
    • How? Just login after June 1 -or- for step-by-step instructions, click here. 
  • Stronger passwords will be enforced to improve security of institutional assets and employee digital services. Click her for more information.
  • EMAIL – Spam Quarantine Digest is implemented.
    • IMPORTANT: As a convenient tool to help you manage spam and not lose 'good' emails, a digest of spam categorized emails will be sent to your Inbox daily. You can quickly review and release emails to your Inbox, if desired.
  • EMAIL - Retention Standard to be implemented September 30, 2018.

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Our thoughts and prayers go to:

Mary Toman Cartwright (IWHS ’54, BS ’58) & family on the recent loss of her husband, Bernard Harvey Cartwright.

Her family and the Ursuline Sisters on the recent loss of Sr. Carla Marie Crabtree, OSU (BA ’63).


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