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UIW Unsung Hero

UIW unsung hero melissa
Meet Melissa Martinez, the woman behind the UIW cheerleading team, dance team and mascot! Melissa was born and raised in Laredo, Texas and moved to San Antonio when she was 18. 

In her seven years at the University of the Incarnate Word, Melissa says she's most proud of turning the UIW cheer and dance squad around and watching her student-athletes become wonderful adults who go on to graduate, pursue master's degrees, and achieve their dreams!

Her favorite part of working at UIW is the people she interacts with every day. She cherishes the friendships she's made here and the relationships she continues to build. In her free time, Melissa enjoys running, playing with her dogs and dancing (she even teaches a hip hop class on campus).

She does also have a hidden talentyou may not want to get into a debate with her, because her colleagues say she'll win every time.

Thanks for all that you do, Melissa!


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 a.m. (Chapel of the Incarnate Word)
- 10:45 a.m. (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 – Thursday (there will be no noon service on Fridays in July)
  • 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    

Uniting for Compassion and Speaking Against Prejudice
The Incarnate Word Sisters invite you to consider ways that we might unite more for compassion and speak against prejudice. We have made a statement in conjunction with LCWR representing the largest group of Catholic Sisters in the US that can be found here. We commend students and friends acts of compassion and invite all to help promote human dignity. For more information, please email


UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine Preview Day
Spread the word! The School of Osteopathic Medicine will host a preview day for prospective students who wish to take a tour and ask questions about programs that are offered on Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 7615 Kennedy Hill Drive. For questions, please call (210) 283-6998.

UIW SOM Preview Day 2018


UIW Employee Celebration
Please join us for an appreciation luncheon on Thursday, July 19 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the SEC Ballroom. Dr. Evans will deliver a special announcement at 12:15 p.m. Please RSVP to by Friday, July 13. A three-course meal will be provided. 

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Summer Concert benefitting The Chapel of the Incarnate Word Motherhouse
Join violist Chris Gokelman (Oberlin Conservatory), organist and pianist Robert Brewer (St. Mark's Episcopal Church), and pianist William Gokelman (Professor of Music and Chair, UIW Music Department) for an afternoon of music benefiting Visitation House Ministries. Visitation House is a sponsored ministry of the Incarnate Word Sisters that provides housing and education resources to single mothers with young children who are homeless. Admission is free. Donations are voluntary and very welcomed. For further information contact Cynthia at (210) 735-6910 or email

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Community News

Dr. Cheryl Anderson Retirement Reception
A reception honoring Dr. Cheryl Anderson's 27 years of service to UIW was held on Wednesday, July 11. Thank you for the many years you have dedicated to the University of the Incarnate Word, Dr. Anderson!
dr. cheryl anderson retirement


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 information about UIW employee discounts, contact (210) 829-6019.

San Antonio Museum of Art Current Exhibitions:

  • The Magic of Clay and Fire: Japanese Contemporary Ceramics - Through Spring 2018 
  • Spain: 500 Years of Spanish Painting from the Museums of Madrid, A Tricentennial Exhibition - Through September 16, 2018

McNay Art Museum Current Exhibitions:

  • Dario Robleto: Ancient Beacons Long for Notice - Through September 23, 2018

  • Manuel Carrillo: Mi Querido Mexico - Through September 2, 2018

  • Immersed: Local to Global Art Sensations - Through September 2, 2018

  • Fragments of a Dream - Through September 9, 2018
  • HemisFair '68: San Antonio's World's Fair - Through July 29, 2018

Faculty Focus

Technology 4 Lunch
Technology 4 Lunch is a series of one-hour seminars. Each week, attendees will receive a brief overview of an online application including Canva, Outlook Groups, Microsoft Forms, OneNote, OneDrive and Microsoft Planner. Seminars are open to UIW faculty and staff. Please see remaining sessions and registration links below. 

Athletics News

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Football Camps by the Numbers
The Cardinal football program had an outstanding and productive group of camps over the past few weeks. In four camps, over 1,000 campers and their families visited UIW's campus. 152 high school juniors participated in Junior Day, and 21 walk ons committed to attending UIW.

Football Summer Camps

Cardinal Football Season Tickets Now Available

Another football season is almost here, and this season promises to be an exciting one with new head football coach Eric Morris. Coach Morris has put together a great staff and is bringing an exciting style of offense to the program.

Each faculty/staff member receives one free general admission ticket by swiping their ID at the entrance, and additional season tickets can be purchased for as little as $37.50. Reserved seats are also available for just $75 for faculty/staff. With payroll deduction available, purchasing season tickets has never been easier.

Thank you for the support you have given our football program over the past nine years. We look forward to seeing you and your families at many games this season. Buy your season tickets early and be part of the excitement.

For more information contact Adam McKenzie at or Alma Lara at


sammie's hortencia's summer specials 2018


Traveling this summer?
In preparation for our annual Cup Runneth Over service project, TRiO will start collecting small toiletry items from those summer vacations! Please remember us and donate your unused shampoos, conditioners, lotions, soap bars, and coffee mugs. You can drop them off in the TRiO Lab, SEC 3145, or contact us at (210) 805-5812 for pick up.


Our thoughts and prayers go to: 

Joan Carroll & family on the recent loss of her husband, John Eugene “Jack” Carroll (Former Development Board member).

Lt.Col. Edward Hanson (ret.) & family on the recent loss of his wife, Ellen Jeannette Owings-Hanson (BA '62).

The family of Josephine Klinksiek (BSN '52) on her recent death.

Taddy McAllister & family on the recent loss of her mother, Edith Scott McAllister (UIW Friend).

Farhad Moshiri (UIW Audiovisual Librarian) & family on the recent loss of his mother, Nasrin Moshiri.

BSN Program Chair and Nursing Associate Professor Dr. Julie Nadeau is mourning the loss of her mother, Janice Wiggins, who passed away Wednesday, July 11. Services will be held Friday, July 20 in Westbrook, Minnesota. Please keep Julie and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

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