UIW Community Newsletter - August 23, 2019


Freshmen Move-In Day

Residence Life staff and volunteers pose for a photo with props at the photobooth at Move-In Day

The UIW Broadway and Hildebrand campus came to life on Thursday, August 22 as over 400 freshmen students moved into university residence halls.

UIW staff members hold a sign that says 'Welcome Home, Cardinals'

UIW faculty, staff and student volunteers spent the day helping new students get checked in and move luggage from their vehicles to their new homes.  UIW volunteers move a large red bin with luggage to the dorm area

Even Dr. and Mrs. Evans enjoyed the Move-In Day fun as new UIW parents!

Dr. and Mrs. Evans hold UIW Mom and Dad signs at the Move-In Day photobooth

Thank you to all UIW community members who made this day easy and special for our new students and parents. It's going to be another great year at UIW!

Students push red bins with luggage across campus


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

Welcome Mass

The Welcome Mass, traditionally held the Sunday before classes begin, is a beautiful celebration welcoming all of our newest Cardinals and their families to the University of the Incarnate Word community.

Two Masses will be held on Sunday, August 25:

  • 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word.
  • 10:45 a.m. in Our Lady's Chapel (located in the Administration building) to accommodate the overflow of persons.

Mass will be followed by a free luncheon in Christus Heritage Hall to welcome all of our new students and their families and celebrate the beginning of this new and exciting chapter in their lives. For more information, please contact Brenda Dimas at (210) 829-3128 or

CCVI Jubilee - Celebrating 150 Years

We invite you to celebrate 150 years of blessings at the following events:

  • November 1, 2019
    8:30 am — Morning Prayer, Chapel of the Incarnate Word, followed by an unveiling of a “150” commemorative plaque in the Incarnate Word Cemetery, honoring our deceased Sisters.
    6:00 pm — Eucharist in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word honoring our “great cloud of witnesses” (deceased Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word).
  • November 3, 2019
    3:00 pm — Concert by “Chanticleer” all-male vocal ensemble — Chapel of the Incarnate Word.
  • November 23, 2019
    3:00 pm — Celebrate the annual “Light the Way” with the University of the Incarnate Word.
  • December 3, 2019
    6:00 pm — Eucharist celebrated with CHRISTUS Santa Rosa, remembering the first Mass celebrated at Santa Rosa Infirmary on this day in 1869 — Chapel of the Incarnate Word.

Celebrate the CCVI Jubilee and support their ministries by purchasing their 2019 medal. Medals may be purchased all year at the CCVI International Support Office (The Generalate - 4503 Broadway) or in Sr. Kathleen Coughlin's (SEC 2053).

CCVI Fiesta Medal


Our thoughts and prayers go to:

  • Francis T. Daunt & family on the recent loss of his wife, Jane Lee Bowles (IWHS ’68)

  • Lorraine Ewers (BBA ’02 & UIW Staff) and & family on the recent loss of her husband, Donald H. Ewers (BA ’80, MA ’85)

  • Michael Schaefer & family on the recent loss of his mother, Emilie M. Schaefer (BA ’36)

  • Ernestine Ziacik & family on the recent loss of her husband, John E. Ziacik, Jr. (BSN ’75)



Last Day to Purchase UIW @ UTSA Game Tickets

UIW football player runs onto football field

Today is the last day to purchase your tickets in the UIW Fan Zone for the UIW vs. UTSA football game.

For more information and to purchase your tickets, visit the ticket website.

Ticket Information:

  • Game Ticket Only - $34
  • Game Ticket with Pre-Game Party Pass - $50 (includes 4 tickets for food/drink at the party)
  • VIP Pre-Game Party Pass - $100 (includes open bar/elevated menu)
  • VIP Pre-Game Party Pass with game ticket- $130
  • Pre-Game Party Pass Only - $20

Cardinal Takeover Pre-Game Party

August, 31, 2019
12:30-4:30 p.m.
Smoke BBQ Restaurant and E Commerce Plaza (in front of Sunset Station)
(Walking distance from the Alamodome) 

UIW vs UTSA Football Game

August 31, 2019
Kick-off 5:00 p.m.

As a reminder, UTSA is the home team for this game so free/discounted faculty, staff and alumni tickets are not available. UIW has secured the best price for our community for both the pre-game party and the game in the UIW Fan Zone.

Additionally, tailgating at the Alamodome is not available through UIW. The Cardinal Takeover Pre-Game Party at Smoke will serve as the OFFICIAL UIW "tailgate" and pre-game festivities. Smoke is a 3-minute walk from the Alamodome.

Purchase your tickets

Marching Cardinals Summer Preview Concert

UIW Marching Cardinals members performs at a football game

Join the Marching Cardinals on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 10 a.m. for their Summer Preview Concert! The concert will be held at the Elizabeth Huth Coates Theatre Plaza (Theatre Courtyard behind Bennack Music Center). The UIW community, family and friends are all welcome to attend. Bring your own folding chair! For more information, please contact Dr. Brett Richardson at

Community News

15th Annual Pinning Ceremony

On Thursday, Aug. 22, UIW officially welcomed its largest freshmen class in history to the Cardinal family at the 15th Annual Pinning Ceremony.

Hundreds of new students and their families attend the UIW Pinning Ceremony

New students heard welcoming words of encouragement from members of the UIW community, including UIW President, Dr. Thomas Evans and UIW Student Government Association President, Andrea Del Valle Soriano;

UIW SGA President speaks to new freshmen

Before students received their pins, they were each given candles to light, a symbolic representation of their light within.

Freshmen students help light one another's candles at Pinning Ceremony

Welcome to the UIW family, Class of 2023!

Dr. Evans presents his son with a pin at Pinning Ceremony

Sembradores Makes Donation to UIW

On Friday, August 16, Sembradores of San Antonio presented UIW with a donation to support the University's endeavor to provide the best experience for students. Thank you, Sembradores for your continued support.

Members of Sembradores San Antonio and UIW pose for a photo together with a check donation

Faculty Luncheon

On Tuesday, August 20, UIW faculty attended the annual Faculty Luncheon. Every year, the luncheon provides an opportunity for faculty members to hear from leadership about continued plans for the University and enjoy a meal together. Welcome back, faculty, and thank you for all you do for UIW students!

UIW faculty enjoy a meal as they listen to words from UIW President, Dr. Thomas Evans

Ice Cream Social

UIW faculty and staff joined Human Resources for an ice cream social on Tuesday, August 20, to kick off the new school year. Employees enjoyed the sweet treat as they conversed with coworkers and listened to words from UIW President, Dr. Thomas Evans. Thank you, UIW employees for your commitment to living the Mission each and every day. In the words of Dr. Evans, this social was appropriate and fitting, because like ice cream, "we're pretty cool!"

UIW staff members enjoy bowls of ice cream

International Student Orientation

On Monday, August 19, UIW's newest international students arrived in San Antonio and kicked off their orientation. Students visited popular San Antonio attractions like The Alamo, and became acclimated with the University. This year, UIW welcomes international students from 36 countries!

UIW international students pose for a photo in front of The Alamo

UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine - Immunization Drive

On Saturday, August 10, the UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine hosted District 3's Back-to-School Immunization Drive. San Antonio area children were able to receive free immunizations required to attend school. Mayor Ron Nirenberg attended the event to welcome the community. Thank you to all UIW community members who gave back to the community at this event.

Mayor Nirenberg addresses crowd at immunization drive

Brainpower Connection

Incarnate Word High School Starts New School Year

It's going to be a great year at Incarnate Word High School (IWHS)! The Brainpower Connection school launched a new school year on Wednesday, August 14. Students were personally greeted by IWHS administrators eager to begin another successful semester. Have a wonderful year, Shamrocks!

Incarnate Word High School administrators stand outside the front of campus, ready to greet students

Department News

A Special Message from Lisa Bazley, VP, Information Resources & CIO

Dear Cardinal Community,

Earlier this month, many cities and organizations across the state of Texas were hit by a large, coordinated ransomware attack. This type of attack is incredibly damaging and can cost an organization millions of dollars.

UIW was not impacted by this last round of attacks, but we, as a community, need to be prepared in case an attacker sets his or her sights on us.

Your UIW IRD team goes to great lengths to prevent ransomware emails and websites from reaching our users. However, a carefully crafted attack may be able to get by our detection systems. In this event, our users are our last line of defense from these attacks.

To avoid becoming a victim of ransomware, simply follow these few guidelines:

  • Use the Office365 OneDrive service to store all of your files (documents, pictures, etc.). Do not store files only on your computer.
    • This service keeps backup copies of your files and syncs automatically with your devices.
    • It has a mechanism to recover files that have been encrypted by ransomware.
    • The help desk can assist you with setting this up on your computer.
  • Be extremely vigilant about links and attachments in emails.
    • Do not click anything from a source you don’t trust.
    • Even if you do trust the source, make sure the email is expected. The sender may have had their account compromised.
    • When in doubt, verify by contacting the sender.
    • If a link or attachment in an email won’t open, contact the help desk as it may be our security mechanisms preventing it.
  • Do not click links in personal (non-UIW) email accounts on University computers.
  • If you receive an email you are unsure of, contact the help desk immediately.

Thank you for your cooperation in helping to keep UIW safe!

Athletic News

UIW soccer player runs down field

UIW volleyball player reaches for the ball during a game

UIW synchronized swimming team performs a routine