UIW Community Newsletter - February 21, 2020


2nd Annual UIW Day of Giving -  One Word. One Goal. 

UIW's 2nd Annual Day of Giving kicks off on Thursday, Feb. 27! Alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends of UIW will have the opportunity to come together and support the University. Individuals can give to over 20 programs across campus. Our 2020 goal is to have at least 400 unique donors! 

One Word. One Goal. will last 35 hours and begin at 6 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 27 and end at 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28.

There are four ways you can get involved:

  1. Join the discussion by following UIW on Facebook and Twitter @uiwcardinals. 

  2. Share your UIW story and our Day of Giving link using the hashtag #OneWordOneGoal and encourage your network to be a part of our Day of Giving. 

  3. Make a gift on either February 27 or February 28 to any of the projects available during  One Word. One Goal.

  4. Sign up to be an ambassador at this  Ambassador Sign-up Form .

Your gift will support the scholarships and programs that help our students on their journeys. Join us in making a positive impact in the lives of our students!


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


The UIW community mourns the loss of Joe L. Frost, who passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. Dr. Frost was a friend of many at UIW, and a benefactor to the University. He retired in 2000 after 34 years of teaching at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2004 Joe donated his extensive research materials on play to establish the Frost Play Research Collection, housed in the Mabee Library; he continued to develop the collection until his death. In 2005, Joe was awarded the Doctorate of Humane Letters, honoris causa, by UIW in recognition of his nationally and internationally recognized work on play and play environments.  Joe authored or co-authored 19 books, and was honored by his colleagues with two festschrifts, the first being “Play in American Life” (2017), and the second volume just published in January 2020. Joe and his wife Betty donated the statue “In Celebration of Children’s Play” that is located near the front entrance of the Gorman Building.  A celebration of Joe’s life will be held March 1 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Austin. Click here to view his obituary.

Our thoughts and prayers are also with:

  • Mrs. Karen Minyard and family on the recent loss of her mother, Norma Granata Biering (BSN ’54).
  • Mr. Stephen Mathus Gose and family on the recent loss of his mother, Margaret Ann “Marty” Gose (IWHS ’49).

Ash Wednesday Worship Services

The Lenten season begins on Ash Wednesday (Feb. 26). We welcome you to begin the season in prayer as a university community by participating in any of our Ash Wednesday services. The type of service is listed next to the location below. Please take note of two new services this year that will be held in Spanish. Ashes will be distributed at all services. For more information, please contact the Office of Mission and Ministry at 210-829-3128.

  • 8:00 a.m. (University of the Incarnate Word/Our Lady’s Chapel; Administration Building/4301 Broadway, 78209) Mass
  • 9:30 a.m. (Bowden Eye Care & Health Center; 2547 E. Commerce St., 78203) Liturgy of the Word
  • 11:00 a.m. (School of Physical Therapy; 9160 Guilbeau Rd., 78250) Liturgy of Word
  • 12:00 noon (University of the Incarnate Word/Our Lady’s Chapel; Administration Building/4301 Broadway, 78209) Mass
  • 12:15 p.m. (School of Osteopathic Medicine; 2510 Kennedy Circle, 78235) Mass
  • 2:45 p.m. (Rosenberg School of Optometry; 9725 Datapoint Dr., 78229) Liturgy of the Word
  • 4:00 p.m. (Feik School of Pharmacy; 703 E. Hildebrand, 78212) Ecumenical Service
  • 4:45 p.m. (University of the Incarnate Word/Our Lady’s Chapel; Administration Building/4301 Broadway, 78209) Liturgy of the Word (SPANISH)
  • 6:00 p.m. (University of the Incarnate Word/Our Lady’s Chapel; Administration Building/4301 Broadway, 78209) Ecumenical Service
  • 8:00 p.m. (University of the Incarnate Word/Our Lady’s Chapel; Administration Building/4301 Broadway, 78209) Liturgy of the Word (SPANISH)
  • 9:20 p.m. (University of the Incarnate Word/Our Lady’s Chapel; Administration Building/4301 Broadway, 78209) Ecumenical Service

Pray-a-thon 2020

As we approach the season of Lent, we invite you to Save the Date for Pray-a-thon 2020, set for March 22 – 29. Pray-a-thon is an invitation for our Brainpower schools and our UIW campus communities to join in solidarity, drawing on a shared vision of faith and learning, to work together as One Word.  While some events will find a place in our chapels, a hallmark of Pray-a-thon has been to take prayer to the people in unique and creative ways. We pray that each of you will enjoy a week filled with opportunities to experience prayer in different forms, expressions and traditions. For more information, please contact, Sr. Walter Maher, VP Mission and Ministry at

CCVI Spirit Award Nominations

On behalf of Mission and Ministry, please click here to find the CCVI Spirit Award Nomination form for 2020. Should you wish to nominate a fellow employee for this award, the deadline for submission is Friday, Feb. 28. Please return nomination forms to Sr. Walter Maher at CPO 139. The CCVI Spirit Award recognizes a member of the faculty, administration, or staff who has demonstrated in service to the University and/or to the broader civic community, the spirit of the founders, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. The mission of the University flows directly from this spirit. One award is given each year. All members of the campus community, lay and religious, part-time and full-time, are eligible. Selection of the honoree is made by a committee of faculty, administrators, and persons chosen for the award in past years.


Upcoming Events

Black History Month Events

UIW is celebrating Black History Month through Monday, Feb. 24. Please consider attending the following events:

  • Feb. 24 – African America Read-in, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Dubuis Lawn
  • Feb. 25 – The Different Voices of Power, 6 p.m., SEC Ballroom

For more information, please contact Brandi Coleman at  

Community News

Love in the Air at UIW

Students received a special treat from Red the Cardinal on Valentine's Day last week! Take a look!

2020 Moody Professor Lecture

On Thursday, Feb. 20, the 2019-2020 Moody Professor, Dr. Stefanie Boswell, professor of Psychology, presented her lecture titled “ Evaluations Affect Academically Entitled Expectations and Intentions,” in the Mabee Library Auditorium. As a member of the UIW faculty since 2008, Dr. Boswell thrives on helping students learn to think like researchers and apply psychological science to foster empathy for themselves and others. Dr. Boswell states that seldom are her courses exactly the same from semester to semester. “To further engage students, I relate content to topics … such as dating, career choice, family, academics, current events, and media,” she said. “Revisions are based on feedback from students, both implicit and explicit. These changes engage students by giving them a voice in their own educational process; students report a sense of ownership for the course and their learning. These changes are also informed by research on pedagogy. I am actively involved in the scholarship of teaching and learning in psychology.”

Dr. Boswell looks at the camera and smiles

Women's Global Connection Girls Global Summit

Women’s Global Connection celebrated its 8th Annual Girls Global Summit on Saturday, Feb.15 in the UIW McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. This annual event offers impactful and thoughtful cross-cultural engagement led by middle and high school girls from across the San Antonio metropolitan area.

Girls stand together

Exploring themes that resonate with our Girl Groups, conference attendees engaged in several round-table discussions and participated in leadership development exercises designed to embolden and inspire summit guests. 

A student delivers a poster presentation

UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry Captures EyeBowl VI

For the second time in three years, the UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry (UIWRSO) has defeated the University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO) in the annual EyeBowl.

The EyeBowl is a signature event, hosted at the Texas Optometric Association (TOA) Summit, featuring a "Jeopardy" style format with two rounds of questions. Participants test their knowledge on a final question, with the teams given an opportunity to place wagers based on their level of confidence in the topic. Sparked by a wager of 4000 points in a Daily Double, the team of Alden Negaard, Austin Barr, and Alejandro Cerrillo (aka, The A-Team) opened up a commanding lead midway through the second round. 

UHCO closed the gap with a late rally, and trailed by a score of 17,400-15,400 entering into the final question. Both teams were unable to arrive at the correct answer in the final round, though UIWRSO had a little more flexibility with their wager which enabled them to claim victory.

The competition, sponsored by Texas State Optical, has become an annual favorite for TOA attendees and a source of bragging rights for the winners.  In addition to claiming the trophy, $1000 is awarded to the winning institution's endowment fund.  

Congratulations to Alden, Austin, Alejandro and all of UIWRSO!

A group of students pose for a photo together holding a trophy

Nursing Scholarship Reception

On Tuesday, Feb. 18, the Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions hosted the annual Nursing Scholarship Reception. Scholarship recipients from UIW's BSN, MSN and DNP nursing programs were recognized.

A woman presents a students with a certificate

Twenty-seven of the scholarship recipients are BSN students who received the HRSA scholarship for disadvantaged students. Congratulations to the 101 UIW Nursing students who received scholarships to continue their education. Thank you to all who have worked tirelessly to help these students achieve their dreams. 

Department News

Campus Master Planning Community Update

Join Dr. Rafael Hoyle, special assistant to the president for Planning and Campus Management, on Thursday, February 27 at the Seddon Recital Hall from 4 - 5 p.m. for an update on the Campus Master Plan and upcoming UIW renovation/facilities projects. The event is open to all members of our university community and will conclude with a 15-minute question and answer session.

San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Cyber Industry Council Meeting

UIW/SMD will host the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Cyber Industry Council meeting from 3 - 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 4 at the Grossman International Conference Center.

This meeting will be attended by San Antonio city leaders, local industry professionals, academia, and government groups exploring various aspects of the cyber security technology domain and how our local community is affected.  The keynote address will be given by leaders from Joint Base San Antonio who will discuss ways to increase collaboration and cyber systems acquisition within the local community.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Jim Collins, CIS Department Cyber Security lead investigator, at

Cardinals' Cupboard: Donations Needed

Any UIW student, staff or faculty member is welcome to the Cardinals' Cupboard Food Pantry located at Joeris Hall on the UIW Broadway Campus. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Did you know 25% of children identified as food insecure in San Antonio and Texas is ranked #2 in the nation for food insecurity? Help us make a difference by making a donation to the Cardinals' Cupboard!

Top 10 Requested Items:

  1. Cereal
  2. Canned beans
  3. Tuna
  4. Canned soup
  5. Rice
  6. Mac and cheese
  7. Peanut butter
  8. Granola bars
  9. Pasta and pasta sauce
  10. Toothpaste/soap

Monetary and food donations may be dropped off at the Ettling Center in AD 158 or Campus Engagement in SEC 3150, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. To learn more about Cardinals' Cupboard, please contact the Ettling Center at (210) 283-6423.

Athletic News

UIW Basketball Doubleheader


Help us pack the stands! Your men's and women's basketball teams host Stephen F. Austin in a doubleheader this Saturday, Feb, 22 at the McDermott Convocation Center. The women play at 2 p.m. and the men tip off at 4:15 p.m. Tickets start at only $5 if you order online. Simply enter the coupon code PACKTHESTANDS to receive the discount!

Basketball players compete on the court

The first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive a free UIW replica court towel. Saturday’s game is also UIW’s military appreciation game. Thanks to a partnership between UIW Athletics and Frost Bank, all active duty, reserve, guard, DOD civilian and veteran military members will receive free entry to all UIW Athletics sporting events for the 2019-20 athletic year.*

All UIW faculty, staff and students with a valid UIW ID receive free admission to all home athletic events. See you Saturday!

*Each military member can claim up to four (4) free tickets per event using the code "MILTY" prior to checkout. Military members may also claim their free tickets by presenting a military I.D. at the UIW ticket office on game day. For more information, contact the UIW ticket office at (210) 805-3000.

Women's basketball players compete on the court

Alamo Irish Classic

A team of baseball players gathers in a huddle

The Cardinals are scheduled to face Notre Dame at 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21 at Wolff Stadium. For immediate updates about Friday's game and the Cardinals' season, follow the team on Twitter @UIWbaseball. 


  • Parking is free for the duration of the Alamo Irish Classic
  • Tickets are available at the Missions Box Office on the day of each game.
  • Tickets are good for all games on the day of purchase and are $12 for adults and $6 for kids.
  • Children two and under are admitted free of charge. 


UIW then plays Toledo at noon, Saturday, Feb. 22 before closing out the tournament against crosstown rival UTSA at noon, Sunday, Feb. 23. Both games are also slated to be played at Wolff Stadium.


To purchase season memberships, contact UIW Director of Ticketing  Alma Lara  at 210-805-3012 or


For the most up-to-date information on UIW Athletics, visit, follow the Cardinals on Twitter @UIWAthletics and like UIW Athletics on Facebook at UIW Athletics.