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mass of the holy spirit dr. kathi lightUIW Provost Dr. Kathi Light presided over the presentation of gifts from each school represented at UIW during the Mass of the Holy Spirit on Wednesday, Aug. 26. 



Our Lady’s Chapel Services

All are welcome. 

  • Noon Mass, Monday – Friday
  • Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m.
  • Sunday evening mass resumes at 8 p.m.
  • Liturgy of the Hours evening prayer at 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation - 11:30 a.m. Fridays or by appointment with Fr. Tom Dymowski, O.SS.T. (210) 829-3131 or

Daily Mass – Cancelled Week of Aug. 31
The daily noon mass in Our Lady’s Chapel will be cancelled Monday through Friday, Aug. 31 through Sept. 4. A new state of the art speaker is being installed requiring scaffolding and re-wiring on an extensive scale. We will resume the noon mass in Our Lady’s Chapel on Tuesday, Sept 8. 

9/11 Ecumenical Service
The Office University Mission & Ministry, the Interfaith Council and the Student Interfaith Organization is calling our UIW and surrounding community to come together as we remember Sept. 11. Prayers will be said for the nation, families of those that died and our UIW First Responders during the service. The service will be held in Our Lady’s Chapel, Thursday, Sept. 10 at 12 p.m. 
As a prelude to our service, we will ring the bell outside of Our Lady’s Chapel at 9 a.m. followed by a moment of silence to commemorate 9/11. 
For info, please contact, Rev. Dr. Trevor D. Alexander, via e-mail or (210) 829-3130

UIW Sisters Conference
In celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life, UIW is partnering with the National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC) in presenting Catholic Sisters: Who They Are and Why the World Needs Them. The event, Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the UIW Music Concert Hall, will feature Sr. Mary Johnson, SNDdeN, PhD, Sr. Patricia Wittberg, SC, PhD, and Dr. Mary Gautier, PhD, authors of the highly acclaimed book, New Generations of Catholic Sisters: The Challenge of Diversity. Come meet a new generation of young women and learn why they have said yes to being called “Sister.” Topics of discussion will include the changing demographics of Catholicism in the United States and the direction of Catholic orders in the future. This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP at this link. For info, contact Mission & Ministry at (210) 829-3128. 

Backyard Solidarity: The Immigration Reality of Today
Join Mission and Ministry on Friday, Sept. 18 from 3 – 5 p.m. at the Oblate School of Theology Whitley Theological Center (285 Oblate Drive, San Antonio, TX 78216) for Backyard Solidarity: The Immigration Reality of Today. Guest speakers will include Jonathan Ryan, J.D., R.A.I.C.E.S., Fr. Phillip Ley and Dr. Victor Carmona. For info, contact Mission & Ministry at (210) 829-3128.

The Song of the People: Music for Your Whole Community
All are invited to attend the 20th annual Pastoral Music Workshop, Sept. 25 & 26 in Our Lady’s Chapel presented by the Pastoral Institute and UIW Music Ministry.  The workshop opens with a concert, from 7 – 9 p.m., Friday, Sept 25, and continues on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  This year's presenters Jaime Cortez from Mesa, Ariz., and Curtis Stephan, from Coppell, Texas are composers and parish music directors associated with Oregon Catholic Press. The 2015 workshop, titled "The Song of the People: Music for Your Whole Community" will address incorporating bilingual music in worship. This event in pastoral music is perfect for church musicians, choir members or anyone interested in pastoral music.  Cost to attend is $50 per person and $40 per person for groups of 3 more.  After Sept. 11 the cost is $55 and $45. To register and for info, please contact Sr. Eilish Ryan (210) 829-3871 or



Constitution Day
Constitution Day is Thursday, Sept. 17 and UIW will host a presentation from 5 – 6:30 p.m. in the Mabee Library Auditorium. This is the day that the U.S. Constitution was signed at the Constitutional Convention in 1787. This year, our speaker is Judge Patrick Higginbotham of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He will speak on the constitutional convention then the "revolution" of the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments, with the Equal Protection Clause setting up the interpretation dynamic used in critical cases today. For info, contact Dr. Gary Keith at (210) 832-2183 or

Meet the Mission 2015
The Tenth Annual Meet the Mission Day is, Friday, Sept. 18. Join the University of the Incarnate Word community as we reach out and engage the greater San Antonio community with service. University employees can support this event in numerous ways (large and small), before, during, or after Sept. 18. Visit for info.

2015 United Way Days of Caring
UIW will once again put together a team of faculty and staff members to participate in the United Way’s, “Days of Caring.”  Our volunteer day is Friday, Sept. 25, and our project will be cleaning up the Olmos Basin area under the sponsorship of the San Antonio Parks & Recreation Department.  “Days of Caring” is a citywide event with volunteers from many companies and organizations choosing projects that better our community.  To be on the 2015 UIW team or for info, please e-mail Roslyn Grimes at  The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, Sept. 2.  Please help UIW make a difference.


Department News

employee ice cream socialEmployee Ice Cream Social
Wear your Hawaiian gear and join Human Resources for a Hawaiian themed ice cream social on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at 3 – 4 p.m. in the new Marian Hall at the ICC. There will be door prizes and a fun costume contest. For info, contact Human Resources at (210) 829-6019 or  

pakistani reporters lopita nathOn Monday, Aug. 24, Dr. Lopita Nath, associate professor and chair for the Department of History, and her students welcomed Ashrafuddin Pirzada and Obaid Abbasi, two Pakistani journalists hosted by the San Antonio Express News, and Henry Krausse, assistant city editor. Both journalists write for English-language newspapers and shared the experiences and challenges they face as journalists in Pakistan.


Athletics News

Cardinal Spotlight

UIW Athletics Uniform Unveiling Event Update - Employee Appreciation Luncheon Cancelled
UIW Athletics and UIW Cardinals Club has cancelled the Employee Appreciation Luncheon and moved the uniform unveiling event to Wednesday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Wyndham Garden Hotel (103 9th Street, San Antonio, TX 78215). Parking at the hotel will be free and food will be provided. For info and to RSVP, contact Kevin Lepore at Please RSVP by Monday, Aug. 31.

UIW Soccer Season
The UIW Athletics Department invites the community to enjoy men and women’s soccer.  Games for August are listed below.

Men’s Soccer for the Week:
Aug. 29: Men’s Soccer vs. Oral Roberts, Benson Field, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 4: Men’s Soccer at Oral Roberts, 7 p.m.

Women’s Soccer for the Week:
Aug. 28: Women’s Soccer vs. North Texas, Benson Field, 7 p.m.
Aug. 30: Women’s Soccer vs. Prairie View A&M, Benson Field, 12 p.m.
Sept. 4: Women’s Soccer at Houston, 7 p.m.

For info, please contact Athletics at (210) 805-3000.

Community News

 irapuato opening ceremony mexico

On Thursday, Aug. 20, UIW hosted a gala in Irapuato, Mexico commemorating the opening of a second academic site in that country. Pictured above are the dignitaries from San Antonio and Mexico that attended the special event. 

Special Months Planning Committees
Faculty and staff are invited to be on one or more committees to plan these special observances:

  • Sept. – Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Oct. - Season of Peace and Justice including Peace Day
  • Nov. – Native American Heritage Month
  • Feb. – African American Heritage Month
  • Feb. – Asian New Year Celebration
  • Mar. – Women’s History Month
  • Apr. – Earth Month including Earth Day

Please indicate which one and send your name, e-mail, and phone to Dr. Sally Said or Sr. Martha Ann Kirk

Call for presentations during the October Season of Peace and Justice
Presentations related to themes of Catholic Social Teaching are welcomed throughout the month of October. At this time following the lead of Pope Francis, UIW will be particularly emphasizing care of creation. See the “Call for Presentations” on the left at Another link of note is located here. If you have questions, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at

Light the Way Volunteer Day
Join us for the 2015 Light the Way Volunteer Day on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and/or 1 –4 p.m. to help prepare for one of the most anticipated events of the holiday season. Assist by replacing discolored and broken bulbs to ensure our campus continues to shine bright. Enjoy free breakfast or lunch, earn community service hours and enjoy some holiday cheer. Students, faculty and alumni are invited to participate. Families are also welcome, but please no children under the age of 10. Click here to register. For info, contact Taylor Nurmi, or 210-829-6001.



Quality Feedback with a Clever App: Kahoot!
Join the Center for Teaching & Learning Wednesday, Sept. 2 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. in the Administration Building, Room 212 for a demonstration of a new application. Kahoot! is a free application that allows students to use any digital device as a clicker. Participants will participate in a demo quiz and then learn to create Kahoot! questions of their own. Limit of 10 people; please bring digital devices of your choice. Wine & cheese will be served. Presenter: Susan Hall. To register follow this link. For info, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or

Faculty Family Potluck
Welcome back to our faculty. Bring your family, a significant other or come on your own on Friday, Sept. 11, 6:30 – 9 p.m. in the Student Gallery of the Fine Arts Building. Children are welcome. Bring some food to share. Ice tea will be provided, but you are welcome to bring any type of drink you like. This potluck is sponsored by Faculty Mentoring. For info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at or Dr. Brian McBurnett at

Fall Workshops
Workshops hosted by each school are listed below.  Please contact the Dean’s office for additional info.

School Workshops & events

  • Rosenberg School of Optometry (RSO): Dr. Timothy Wingert; Fri., Sept. 18, 2015 = First Faculty meeting
  • Extended Academic Programs (EAP): Dr. Cyndi W. Porter; Sat., Sept. 26, 2015 = Fall Faculty Assembly, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Norris Conference Center


For Your Students

uiw tv fall auditions 2015

Fall auditions for UIW-TV are open to all currently enrolled UIW students for Friday, Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. in the Administration Building, Room 290. Students must arrive by 9:45 a.m. For info, contact Rory Dew at

TechAssist Workshop

This student-centered event will focus on Blackboard from the student’s perspective. Join Terry Peak Friday, Aug. 28 from 12 – 1 p.m. in Gorman Building, Room 212 for free pizza as he covers how to navigate Blackboard and discusses the finer points of MyWord. For info, contact Terry Peak at

Graduate Writing Institute Workshop
The Graduate Institutes include a focus on graduate writing, academic papers, and academic and career success. Registration is required. The next workshop is Saturday, Aug. 29 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Nursing Building, Room 214. For info, contact Jessica Mesa at (210) 832-5628 or

Study Abroad Fair
Learn about the many available study abroad opportunities including faculty-led trips and studying abroad for the upcoming spring or summer semester on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 1 p.m. on Dubuis Lawn. Meet representatives from UIW's sister school, exchange students and former study abroad students. For info, contact Alanna Taylor at (210) 805-5709 or

National Society of Collegiate Scholars Induction Ceremony
The 2015 National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) Induction Ceremony will be inducting over 70 new members on Thursday, Sept. 3 from 7 – 9 p.m. at the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. This event is open to new NSCS members and their guests. Refreshments will be served and the attire will be business casual. The keynote speaker will be Bexar County's District Attorney, Nicholas "Nico" LaHood. If you have questions, please contact Robert Cavazos at (830) 214-5895 or

Resume Essentials Workshop
The Resume Essentials workshop is Thursday, Sept. 10 at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. in Mabee Library Auditorium. Experts in the HR/Recruiting field will discuss better practices on how to get noticed when applying for employment as well as the essentials for creating a knockout resume. For info, please contact Darlene Moczygemba at (210) 829-3931 or


Employee Health & Wellness


employee lunch and learn august 2015

Erin Galloway, athletic facilities coordinator, introduces Lt. Col. Shana Hansen as presenter for the Adolescent and Young Adult Sleep Disorders lunch and learn on Wednesday, Aug. 26.

Employee Zumba Class

The Employee Wellness Zumba class resumed Thursday, Aug 27 in a private classroom in the Barshop Natatorium, Room 114. There will be privacy, which lends itself to better workouts. Class dates and times are Mondays and Thursdays from 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. You are required to swipe your UIW ID at the front desk upon entering. Contact Candace Graham at (210) 829-2703 or for info.

Employee Lunch & Learn: Stress and Time Management
The Employee Wellness Committee welcomes Dr. Keith Tucker to present a Stress and Time Management lunch and learn on Thursday, Sept. 17 from 12 – 1 p.m. in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. RSVP at For info, contact Kristi Galloway at (210) 805-5873 or


High Schools

Incarnate Word High School - Save the Date

St. Anthony Catholic High School Events
Save the dates and mark your calendars.

  • Concert – 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 5: Catholic musicians and recording artists David Kauffman and William Gokelman, UIW professor of music, will present a concert at SACHS.  Together they have produced 7 cd's written a musical, and co-composed an award winning Mass setting, Mass of Renewal. You will not want to miss this night of prayer, song and story. For more information on tickets contact Rosi Cortez, or 210 832-5691.
  • Partners for Good with SACHS – From 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12:  Goodwill Industries of San Antonio will place donation trailers on the SACHS campus. 
Each full truck will result in up to $1,000 for the school. This year, Goodwill is also accepting furniture donations. All donations to Goodwill will be used for re-sale in their stores to fund their exceptional educational programs and services. It’s win-win collaboration for SACHS and Goodwill Industries. Be on the lookout for further details in the coming weeks. All proceeds benefit the SACHS chapel fund. 
For more information, contact Rosi Cortez,, 210 832-5691.

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Our sympathies and prayers go to:

  • Jason and Lamar Berry & their families on the recent loss of their mother, Mary Frances Berry (BA ’41).
  • Kelly Floyd & family on the recent loss of his mother, Deborah I. Campbell (BA ’01).
  • Her family and the Felician Sisters on the recent loss of Sr. Mary Angela Gawlik, CSSF (BA ’61).
  • Darlene Gorhum & family on the recent loss of her husband, Michael Lee Gorhum (UIW Adjunct Faculty).
  • Katherine Kunz Gruber (BA ’65, MA ’70) & family on the recent loss of her husband, George J. Gruber.
  • Lewis Ham, Jr. & family on the recent loss of his wife, Anne Maureen CandlerHam (BSN ’55).
  • The family of Edwina Lee Emerson Hargis (UNDCLD ’53) on her recent death.
  • The family of Fleurette Eugenie Rinearson (BSN ’63) on her recent death.
  • Madhu Tomy & family on the recent loss of his wife, Maria Thayil (PharmD ’11).
  • The family of Rose M. Vasquez (MAA ’02) on her recent death.




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