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2017 faculty appreciation luncheon moody professor

Pictured above (left to right) are Dr. Denise Doyle, acting president, Dr. Laura Muñoz, director of the Doctor of Nursing Program, and Dr. Kathi Light, provost. Dr. Laura Muñoz was named the 2017-18 Moody Professor at the Faculty Appreciation Luncheon Tuesday, April 18.


Our Lady’s Chapel Services

All are welcome. 

  • Noon Mass, Monday – Friday
  • Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m. & 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. at (210) 829-3131 or


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Cardinal Happy Hour
Employees are invited to Cardinal Happy Hour Friday, April 21. Not only do all full-time employees receive a free entrance to Cardinal Happy Hour, but now they can bring an adult guest (age 21 or over). Employees must present a valid ID at the entrance at which time they and their adult guest will each receive two drink tickets (good for beer or soft drinks) and one food ticket. Door prizes, along with the most fiesta medals and fiesta hat competition, will take place at 4:15 p.m. (You must be present to win). Please note that the door prize drawing and fiesta competitions are limited to employees only. UIW employees who attend will be allowed to close their offices at 3:30 p.m. to attend the Cardinal Happy Hour. UIW full-time employees who do not attend the Happy Hour may still attend Alamo Heights Night free of charge after the general admission opening with a UIW ID.  Employees not attending should work their normal work schedule but must depart campus by 5 p.m., unless otherwise instructed by your supervisor. Please contact Human Resources for questions.

UIW Department of Art presents the Moving On Opening Reception
The UIW Department of Art presents the opening reception for Moving On from 6 – 8 p.m., Friday, April 21, in the Kelso Art Center. Featured artists include: Cristina Alvarado, Marina Bermea, Daniel Santos Cantú, Calvin Chandley, Kelly L. Cordova, Cassidy Fritts, Antonio Johnson, Athena Martinez, Laura Montelongo, Julian Morales, Kristen Palomo-De Los Santos, John Villarreal and Gina Wilson. The exhibit will run through Friday, May 19, in the Semmes Gallery of the Kelso Art Center. For info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or 

UIW Theatre Department presents 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche
The UIW Theatre Department invites you to this frothy satirical take on the 1950s insistence on conformity. Chicago-based guest artist Clyde C. Compton directs 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche with scene design by Christopher McCollum, costume design by Margaret Mitchell and lighting design by Melissa Gaspar. This production is not suitable for those under the age of 14. Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $9 for seniors, $8 for non-UIW students, $7 for groups of 10 or more, and free for current UIW students, faculty and staff with their valid UIW ID. The last show is at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 22, in the Cheever Theatre. For info, contact Chrissie Young at (210) 829-3810 or

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events

  • 4 – 7 p.m., Monday, April 24, Mabee Library Auditorium: The Invisible War Screening with Panel Discussion; For info, contact Dr. Zenon Culverhouse at
  • Wednesday, April 26: Denim Day. For info, please see

For info about all the Sexual Assault Awareness Month events, contact Title IX and Compliance Coordinator Caitlin McCamish at

SKYWARN® Training
The Earth Month Committee hosts this Basic and Advanced Spotter Training session from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, April 22, in the Bonilla Science Hall, Room 129. You will learn basics of thunderstorm development, fundamentals of storm structure, identifying potential severe weather features, information to report, how to report information, and basic severe weather safety.  For info, visit this link. To see all of the Earth Month events, visit

Second Annual Ring Ceremony – Volunteers Needed
The Department of Alumni & Parent Relations is hosting the Annual Ring Ceremony at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 23, in the McDermott Convocation Center. This event is for all classified juniors and seniors to receive their class ring. There are 190 students participating and over 1,000 guests registered. Alumni & Parent Relations needs your help. They need volunteers to help run registration and be procession leaders. The volunteer shift will be from 12 - 3:30 p.m. A volunteer meeting will be held from 10 - 11 a.m., Friday, April 21, in the McCracken House conference room. Please contact Gaby Gonzales-Alvarado at (210) 805-5899 or for info. 

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UIW Wind Ensemble Concert
The UIW Wind Ensemble presents their final concert of Spring 2017 under the conduction of Dr. Brett Richardson at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 23, in the Concert Hall. This concert is free and open to the public. For info, contact Dr. Brett Richardson at (210) 841-7232 or

Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing & Health Professions and Army ROTC Blood Drive
The Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing & Health Professions and Army ROTC will be hosting a blood drive from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday, April 24. A bloodmobile will be parked in front of the Kelso Art Center. You can make an appointment here. "Give Someone Another Birthday." All UIW faculty, students and staff are welcome to give the gift of life. For info, contact Dr. Laurie Singel at (210) 829-3989 or

Mandatory Summer Camp Meeting
The annual mandatory Summer Camp Meeting is from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Monday, April 24, in the Mabee Library Auditorium. Discussions will include liability, management, best practices, summer employees (camp counselors) and business office concerns. This meeting is also for any person and/or persons in your department that will be conducting summer camps on or off campus. For info, contact Chris Luna at (210) 283-5095 or

Triple Helix Panel Discussion – Higher Education
You are invited to a special panel discussion on higher education from 5:30 – 7 p.m., Monday, April 24, in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. The panelists are Dr. Kathi Light, UIW provost, Congressman Henry Cuellar, and Dr. George Hernandez, president and CEO of the University Health System. For info, contact the Office of Research and Graduate Studies at (210) 805-3555 or

The Big Give
The Big Give is May 4, 2017. It is a 24-hour collective day of giving, from midnight to midnight, in support of hundreds of nonprofits in San Antonio and surrounding counties. Through the Big Give 2017, you can help UIW students realize their dreams by supporting student scholarships directly. On May 4, make your donation online at Making a donation to UIW directly supports our students and helps shape their lives and future as servant leaders. For info, contact Stephen Skinner at (210) 829-2752 or

Vocal Colors
The Department of Music presents Vocal Colors from 3 – 4 p.m., Sunday, May 7, in the Concert Hall. The UIW Cardinal Chorale and Cardinal Singers will perform a concert of choral music of different styles, languages and nationalities. In addition, several selections from the Chorale’s recent Lincoln Center concert will be performed. This is free and open to the public. For info, contact William Gokelman at (210) 829-3848 or

2017 Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Schedule
Tickets are not required for admission to the Baccalaureate Mass. Tickets are required for admission to all Commencement ceremony events. For info, contact the Office of the Registrar at (210) 829-6006 or

Baccalaureate Mass 4 p.m., Friday, May 12 McDermott Convocation Center
Rosenberg School of Optometry and School of Physical Therapy Candidates 7 p.m., Friday, May 12 McDermott Convocation Center
Feik School of Pharmacy and Master of Biomedical Science Candidates 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 13 McDermott Convocation Center
Undergraduate, Graduate and Doctoral Degree Candidates 6 p.m., Saturday, May 13 Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum (3201 E Houston St., 78219)

Department News

2017 alumni easter egg huntThe Office of Alumni & Parent Relations hosted its annual Alumni Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 15, at McCracken House. Pictured above are Red Cardinal and the Easter Bunny.

UIW Libraries LibQUAL+® Survey
UIW Libraries LibQUAL+® Survey will be conducted through April 21. All full-time and part-time university faculty and students will receive a link to this short survey via an email sent to their university account. The survey is a standardized web-based instrument measures users’ expectations and perceptions of library services, library as a place and as a provider of information resources. The UIW Libraries have used the results to improve services and access to resources.  There is an opportunity for participant to win $150 or $75 Visa Gift Cards.  For info, contact (210) 829-2119 or

Clifford Gomba Dissertation Defense
Clifford Gomba, doctoral candidate in the Dreeben School of Education, will defend his dissertation at 10 a.m., Monday, April 24, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. The title of his dissertation is "Teacher Retention in Zimbabwe: Love of Teaching or Incentives?" The chair of Clifford's dissertation committee is Dr. Alfredo Ortiz. For info, contact Duncan Hayse at (210) 829-2758

UIW Honors Convocations
Below is the list of honors convocation ceremonies and celebrations for UIW. The contact person for each event would be the respective school’s Dean’s Office.

College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences:

  • Religious Studies, 4 – 5 p.m., Monday, April 24, Mabee Library Special Collections Room
  • History & Phi Alpha Theta Induction Ceremony, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 27, Mabee Library Special Collections Room
  • Modern Languages, 6 – 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 3, Mabee Library Special Collections Room
  • Music, 1:30 p.m., Thursday, May 4, Concert Hall
  • Theatre, Friday, May 5, Coates Theatre (Time TBD)

School of Mathematics, Science & Engineering:

  • Honors Convocation, Thursday, April 27, McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. Reception begins at 5:30 p.m. The program begins at 6:30 p.m.

School of Physical Therapy:

  • Awards Ceremony, Wednesday, April 26, Saidoff Center (Time TBD)

What’s Wrong with Rape: Institutional, Personal, and Theological Reflections
UIW’s National Endowment for the Humanities Trauma Grant Cohort invites you to a lecture with Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune, founder and senior analyst at the FaithTrust Institute, at 6 p.m., Monday, May 1, in the Seddon Recital Hall. For info, contact Dr. Julie Miller at (210) 283-5062 or

Engineering Senior Capstone
The Engineering Senior Capstone team will be presenting their semester long project working with CPS Energy at 9:30 a.m., Friday, May 12, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Paula Gold Williams along with additional CPS Energy leadership will be attending the presentation. For info, contact Dr. Michael Frye at (210) 829-3160 or

Athletics News

Student Athlete Advisory Council All-Sports Banquet
Tickets are on sale for the annual Student Athlete Advisory Council All-Sports Banquet, hosted by the UIW Cardinals Club at 6 p.m., Sunday, April 30, in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. The banquet will honor student-athletes for their academic and athletic success throughout the 2016-17 academic year. General admission is $40 and $15 for kids 6-12 years old while guests aged five and under are free. Tickets can be purchased here. Contact (210) 805-3012 or for info. 

UIW Cardinals Co-Ed Basketball Day Camp & High School Boys Evening Camp
UIW Basketball is hosting its annual basketball camps this summer and registration is open. The co-ed basketball day camp is June 26-30 and the high school boys evening camp is from June 26-29. For info and to register, visit this link. Contact Brian Curtis at (210) 283-5052 or  

Top Stories

UIW Softball Schedule through April 29 at the UIW Softball Field:
April 28: Softball vs. Lamar, 4 p.m. & 6 p.m.
April 29: Softball vs. Lamar, 2 p.m.

UIW Baseball Schedule through April 30 at Sullivan Field:
April 21: Baseball vs. Houston Baptist, 6:30 p.m.
April 22: Baseball vs. Houston Baptist, 3 p.m.
April 23: Baseball vs. Houston Baptist, 1 p.m.
April 26: Baseball vs. UTRGV, 6:30 p.m.
April 30: Baseball vs. New Orleans, 1 p.m.

For ticket info, contact (210) 805-3000 or visit this link.

Community News

2017 reininger swing-in raffle

Pictured above are Peter and Nancy Reininger enjoying a trip to London that they won through the 2016 Swing-In Raffle. You can purchase your 2017 Swing-In Raffle Tickets by visiting this site or calling (210) 829-6013. Tickets are $100; only 300 will be sold. This year’s prizes include:

  • Ireland Adventure
  • Opulent Escape to Paris
  • London West End Theatre Experience
  • $5,000 Merchandise Credit Balance on Credit Card

2017 health fairThe UIW Health and Wellness Fair was Tuesday, April 11, in the Wellness Center. Pictured above are Amy Carcanagues, director of financial assistance, and Cristen Alicea, assistant director of financial assistance, at a vendor table.

2017 emeritus staff faculty appreciation luncheonSeven faculty members were awarded with the prestigious Emeritus Award Tuesday, April 18 at the annual Faculty Appreciation Luncheon. Pictured above (top row, left to right) are Dr. Arcelia Johnson-Fannin, dean emerita of pharmacy, Dr. Paul David Foglesong, professor emeritus of biology, Dr. John Perry, 2016-17 Moody Professor and professor emeritus of communication, (bottom row, left to right) Dr. Sara Jackson, professor emerita of international business, Dr. Patricia Gower, professor emerita of history, and Sr. Germaine Corbin, CCVI, professor emerita of theatre. Not pictured is Dr. Hao-Xuan Zhou, professor emeritus of mathematics.

2017 cutting edge fiesta fashion showUIW hosted its annual Cutting Edge Fiesta Fashion Show Wednesday, April 19, in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. Eight designer collections were featured plus the introduction of the A’GACI Product Development Challenge with designs by our first graduating class of students majoring in Product Development.

2017 viva uiwThe UIW Student Center hosted VIVA UIW Thursday, April 20, in celebration of Fiesta. Pictured above (left to right) are Alejandro de la Graza, residence life graduate area coordinator, Manuel Esquivel, residence life coordinator of operations, and Nataly Lopez, assistant director of campus engagement.  

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2017 Fiesta® Medals Available

  • 2017 Cutting Edge™ Fiesta® Fashion Show Medal - $8 in the Juren Sullivan Center for Fashion Management on the second floor of the Joyce Building. Contact Leslie Kuhn at (210) 829-3141 or
  • UIW Cardinals Club Fiesta® Medal - $10 in the bookstore. Contact Anne Richards at (210) 829-6056 or
  • UIW Student Media Fiesta® Medal - $10 in the Admin. Bldg., Room 280. Cash only. Contact Julie Hutcheson at (210) 284-5044 or

Faculty Focus  

Reacting to the Past
The Center for Teaching & Learning is hosting this workshop from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Friday, April 21, in the Mabee Library Auditorium. This is a highly interactive approach to teaching and learning. Limited to the first fifty to sign up. Sign up here. For info, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or

Action Research Week
The Dreeben School of Education and the Center for Teaching & Learning are hosting this master class for all UIW faculty from 1 – 5 p.m., Friday, April 21, in the Gorman Building, Room 119. This class is limited to 20 participants. Sign up here. For info, contact Alfredo Ortiz at (210) 805-2545 or


Brainpower Connection

2017 sachs fiesta medalSt. Anthony Catholic High School Fiesta® Medal 2017
The St. Anthony Catholic High School 2017 Fiesta® Medal is now on sale for $10. The medals can be purchased at SACHS Front Office. For info, contact Alejandro Calderon at (210) 832-5632 or

2017 iwhs fiesta medalIncarnate Word High School Fiesta® Medal 2017
The Incarnate Word High School 2017 Fiesta® Medal, designed by student Julianne Salame '17, is now on sale. The design features a shamrock, IWHS style, and a Fiesta® wreath. Medals are $10 each and can be purchased in the IWHS Front Office, Spirit Shoppe, Advancement Office (Room 106), at the 2017 Pin Pandemonium as well as online. Proceeds benefit IWHS scholarships. Call (210) 829-3103 or e-mail for more info.

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2017 visitation house fiesta medalVisitation House Ministries 2017 Inaugural Fiesta Medal
The first fiesta medal from Visitation House is now available to add to your collection. The design presents the ministry logo featuring Mary and Elizabeth. Medals are $10 each and can be purchased at Visitation House (945 W. Huisache, 78201). Proceeds benefit homeless, vulnerable women and their children. Visitation House is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. For info, call Cynthia Bossard at (210) 735-6910 or email

Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word Recognized by Bexar County Commissioner
On Tuesday, the Bexar County Commissioners Court recognized and commended the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word for their many years of dedicated service to Bexar County and beyond with a proclamation presented by Commissioner Tommy Calvert. A full view of the proclamation can be viewed here. A PDF of the proclamation with photos from the honor can be seen here.

The Spirit Among the Abundant Springs
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word invites you to this walk through the sanctuary from 9 – 11 a.m., Friday, April 28. This series of walks is a time to reflect on and restore our connection to the ancient heritage of the Headwaters Sanctuary. Video or audio recording is not permitted during these walks. Donald Ewers will guide participants. Each walk is limited to 12 people. For info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or

The Edge of the Wild Film Screening
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word invites you to a screening of The Edge of the Wild at 3:30 p.m., Monday, May 1, at the CHRISTUS Heritage Hall at the Village at Incarnate Word. The film is a compelling look at the tensions between private property rights and biodiversity that exists today. For info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or

The Spirit Among the Olmos
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word invites you to this walk through the sanctuary from 9 – 11 a.m., Friday, May 12. This series of walks is a time to reflect on and restore our connection to the ancient heritage of the Headwaters Sanctuary. Video or audio recording is not permitted during these walks. Donald Ewers will guide participants. Each walk is limited to 12 people. For info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or

San Antonio Museum Exhibitions
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 info, contact (210) 829-6019.


Our thoughts and prayers go to:

  • Maria Avila (St. Anthony Catholic High School Vice Principal) & family on the recent loss of her father, Eustolio Avila.
  • Carolyn Fuller, Robert Claffey, Jr, and Patrick Claffey & family on the recent loss of their sister, Dianne Kathleen Claffey (B. of Music ’72).
  • Aissa Bassler, Yolanda Medellin, and Jesse Medellin & family on the recent loss of their mother, Yolanda Lilia Flores De Leon (Former UIW Development Board Member).
  • Frances Chamberlain, Georgia Chamberlain, and Louise Jimenez & family on the recent loss of their mother, Mary Magdalene Anthony “Maggie” Flannery (IWHS ’40, BS ’44).
  • Damon W. Holditch & family on the recent loss of his wife, Becky Lee Harding Holditch (IWHS ’62).
  • Dr. Glenn James (Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness) & family on the recent loss of his father, Francis X. James.
  • Lynn Davis-Johnson (Capital Campaign Coordinator/Institutional Advancement) & family on the recent loss of her son, Lance Keith Johnson.
  • The family of Daniel Franklin Parman (Former UIW Development Board Member) on his recent death.
  • Lawrence Trub (BBA ’99) & family on the recent loss of his daughter, Heather Michelle Trub.
  • Patti Burleigh (EAP Assistant Director of Student Services) on the recent loss of her father, SMSgt. Fernando V. Villa (ret.).
  • Maria Kofsky and Angela Darling & family on the recent loss of their father, Eduardo S. Paderon (Former UIW Provost).

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