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UIW Community Newsletter



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


San Antonio Express News: Through many adversities, Incarnate Word’s Baptiste uses faith to continue forward


The Cardinal Cupboard
On Friday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., free non-perishable items will be available to anyone who visits the Cardinal Cupboard, hosted by the Student Government Association, UIW Mission and Ministry, and St. Vincent de Paul. All faculty, staff and students who are in need are able to visit the Cupboard and take what they wish. The mobile unit will be located on the west side of the Solar House. Please contact Paul Ayala at or (210) 829-6034 with any questions.

Cardinal Cupboard
Wellness Center Orientation

UIW Wellness Center Tours

TRiO's Cup Runneth Over Drive

UIW Cup Runneth Over Drive
Ettling Center for Civic Leadership and Sustainability November Calendar

Ettling Center November Calendar

1881 Society

The Human Spirit 1881 Society Event

Veterans Day Celebration

UIW Veteran's Day 2018


Thanksgiving Lunch 
Thanksgiving Lunch at UIW will be held on November 14 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the SEC Dining Hall.


 Thanksgiving Turkey Orders
Campus Dining will be taking orders for Thanksgiving turkey until November 17. Order and pick up at Campus Dining in the SEC.

Community News

UIW United Way Campaign

Did you know 280,000 civilian and military callers and website visitors were served by the United Way 2-1-1 Help Line? Monday, Nov. 5,  was the official kickoff the 2018 UIW United Way Campaign. Each employee will receive a pledge form, a United Way brochure and a letter from our president this week. We encourage you to review the materials and decide how you can make a difference in the lives of so many in our community.  Please return your envelopes to the Office of Communications and Brand Marketing at CPO 316. 

Below is a link to the 2018 United Way Campaign Video, which shows just how many lives are impacted by United Way. If you have any questions, please call the Office of Communications & Brand Marketing at (210) 829-6001 or email us at

UIW Homecoming

The University of the Incarnate Word welcomed alumni back to the nest from Thursday, Nov. 1 - Sunday, Nov. 4. UIW alumni who are now University employees were treated to a special luncheon. Members of the class of 1968 were honored with a special dinner and received a tour of campus. The UIW community enjoyed a pumpkin patch and Cardinal Market, where they were able to stock up on fall goodies. Current students, alumni and friends celebrated with a Homecoming tailgate, where the Marching Cardinals and UIW Spirit helped cheer on UIW Football who then went on to win the Homecoming game, making their home record 4-0. UIW Volleyball also brought UIW a Homecoming win! All weekend, there were feelings of frienship, love, and joy in the air. Thank you to all who made Homecoming 2018 so special!

Class of 1968 50th Reunion Dinner

UIW Homecoming 2018 50th Reunion Dinner - members of the class of 1968 look at their dinner menu.

The class of 1968 poses for a photo with President Evans.

Employee Lunch

2018 Homecoming Employee Luncheon

2018 Homecoming Employee Luncheon

Pumpkin Patch and Cardinal Market

UIW Homecoming Pumpkin Patch and Cardinal Market

UIW Homecoming Pumpkin Patch and Cardinal Market

Class of 1968 Campus Tour

Class of 1968 Homecoming Tour


UIW Homecoming Tailgate

UIW Homecoming TailgateUIW Homecoming Tailgate 2018

Homecoming Game

UIW Homecoming Game 2018

UIW Homecoming Game 2018

UIW Homecoming Game 2018

UIW Homecoming Game 2018

UIW Homecoming Game 2018

Homecoming Memorial Mass and Cardinal Brunch

Homecoming Memorial Mass

Homecoming Memorial Mass 2018

Cardinal Brunch - Homecoming 2018

UIW Cardinal Brunch Homecoming 2018


UIW CORE 4 STEM Family Day
On Saturday, Nov. 3, UIW hosted the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s 9th Annual CORE 4 STEM Family Day! Their mission is to increase students’ interest in the sciences and lead them to discoveries about their own potential in these areas. The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce partnered with the University of the Incarnate Word's miniGEMS program to provide families with the opportunity to discover higher education and career opportunities within the STEM fields through hand-on sessions and more! 




Patricia Noske Disertation Defense

Patricia Noske hosted a public defense of her dissertation on Monday, Nov. 5. Her dissertation was titled "The Development and Integration of Community Engagement in Graduate Education." Patricia's dissertation committee was chaired by Dr. Arthur Hernandez. 

UIW Patricia Noske Dissertation Defense

 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:
  • Marilyn Lanfear: Material Memory - Through November 11, 2018
  • Harry Bertoia: Sculptor and Modernist Designer - Through March 31, 2019
McNay Art Museum Current Exhibitions:
  • Mel Casas: Human - Through January 6, 2019
  • Picturing Latin America - Through January 6, 2018
  • AT&T Lobby: Teresita Fernandez - Through April 18, 2019

Department News

UIW Policy for Conducting Surveys 
Any student, faculty, or UIW office that would like to survey large groups of the UIW campus communities must submit a formal request before launching their survey. Please click here for guidance. The IE Council (Institutional Effectiveness) reviews those requests to make sure we protect the rights and privacy of the people we hope to survey, and also helps manage your survey timing to have the best chance for useful results. Please contact Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness Dr. Glenn James at,
 with any questions.

An Important Update Regarding Title IX
Dr. Christopher Leeth has been appointed as UIW’s new Title IX Coordinator. Dr. Leeth previously served as the Associate Director for Behavior Health Services at UIW. Titles IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination in educational settings, based on sex; and that also requires that schools address allegations of sexual misconduct (including sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence). Dr. Leeth is now responsible for ensuring compliance with Title IX, and for overseeing possible violations of the Sexual Misconduct Policy. For additional information on Title IX, or to review UIW’s Sexual Misconduct Policy and associated documents, please visit

Athletics News

UIW Athletics Coaches Show - November 6




Get Your Flu Shot!

Why is it important to get a flu vaccine every year? Flu viruses are constantly changing, so flu vaccines may be updated from one season to the next to protect against the viruses that research suggests will be common during the upcoming flu season. Your protection from a flu vaccine declines over time. Yearly vaccination is needed for the best protection! Come get your flu vaccine at the main campus health clinic now through Dec. 20! With insurance, there is absolutely no cost. No insurance? Don’t worry! You can still get your flu shot for $25. For more information, please contact Yolanda Salazar at (210) 829-6017 or

Dr. Evans and his family aren't taking chances when it comes to the flu this year! They're protecting themselves against the virus and are encouraging you to do the same!

Dr. Evans gets his flu shot at UIW

Evans family flu shot UIW

Fall Dining Hours

Fall Break Dining Hours UIW

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