2023 UIW News


Sharing Local Art


It was three years in the making. Local artist Elizabeth Rodriguez’s "Las Mera Meras" painting was part of her exhibit originally scheduled to be on display at the UIW Kelso Art Center’s Semmes and Condos Galleries in Spring 2020. Now, the UIW and San Antonio communities can see her work Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. until Feb. 10. Admission to the Semmes and Condos Galleries is free.

UIW Receives Major Grant to Invest in Future Hispanic Ministry


UIW has received a major grant to be used to empower future Latinx theologians. The $110,000 grant awarded to UIW is part of a $7.9 million dollar grant from the Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment as part of a national effort being led by the University of Notre Dame and Boston College University.

UIW Community Celebrates Asian New Year


Billions of people around the world celebrate Lunar New Year, a holiday that was originally utilized as a time to honor families and host religious ceremonies. Also referred to as Chinese or Asian New Year, the holiday is a special time for gathering with family and friends to feast and celebrate festivities. UIW has a long history of celebrating Asian New Year, and this year was no different as it hosted a variety of events from Jan. 23-27.

Lights! Camera! Action! UIW Adds Film Concentration


Students in and around the San Antonio area looking for college courses in film do not have to look far; the University of the Incarnate Word now offers a Film concentration option as part of its Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts degree program. The program blends theory-driven and experience-based classes to prepare students to work in the field of film production.

Major Publication Ranks UIW Among Its “Best Of” Online Programs


UIW is proud to announce that it has been named among the best in the nation on the U.S. News & World Report 2023 Best Online Programs list which was released today. UIW ranked No. 61 in the nation on the list of Best Online Bachelor’s for Veterans. UIW also ranked No. 104 on the list of overall Best Online Bachelor’s degrees.

UIW SPS Partners with Community Leaders to Address Workforce Needs in the Face of Globalization


The University of the Incarnate Word School of Professional Studies (SPS), in collaboration with the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, hosted the January Education and Workforce Development Council meeting on Jan. 18. More than 100 community partners attended the event. At the meeting, community leaders discussed the changing landscape of business and the need to adapt in the face of increasing globalization.

Faith in Action: UIW Walks for Social Justice at Annual MLK March


UIW Associate Vice President for Mission and Ministry and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Dr. Arturo Chávez, began his early childhood education at a time when schools were still segregated. Shamed and punished for speaking Spanish in the classroom as he was growing up, he admits the journey to reclaiming pride in his heritage was sometimes challenging as he reflects on the societal progress made since that time.

Cardinals Give Back with Lesson in Art Journaling


“A group of friends just looking to make more friends.” That’s what third-year UIW student Gianna Melendez says inspired the establishment of one of UIW’s newest student organizations – the UIW Art Club.

UIW Ranked Best in State for Online MBA


The national website OnlineMastersDegrees.org has ranked UIW No. 1 in the State of Texas in the site’s annual best of list for online Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree programs. The site also ranked the UIW online MBA program No. 15 in the nation.

Dreeben School of Education Quartet to be Published


Dr. Sandra Guzman Foster (associate professor in the Dreeben School of Education (DSE) Graduate Studies Department), and three DSE students examined how their experiences outside of school were impacting their learning inside of the classroom.

The Man Behind the Switch


Saldaña is UIW’s master electrician for the Department of Building Maintenance and Grounds. He started working at UIW in October of 1987 at just twenty-six years old, about a month before the University’s inaugural Light the Way celebration. On Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, Saldaña will retire from his post at the corner of Broadway and Hildebrand.

Founding Congregation Supports UIW GEMS Program


In 1881, three women founded a school in San Antonio that provided an opportunity for young women in the area to get an education. These founders, the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word (CCVI), created a legacy and have continued to impact the community and the world for more than 150 years.

Cardinals Return to the Nest for Spring Semester After Holiday Fun


After another semester of celebrating big wins, taking on new challenges and continuing their journeys at the Nest, UIW students took a well-deserved holiday break to spend time with loved ones and gear up for the new year. On Monday, Jan. 9, Cardinals returned to the Nest for the Spring 2023 semester. To kick things off, the Campus Engagement team hosted a series of Welcome Week events for new and returning students. 

UIW School of Nursing Awarded $1 Million Federal Grant


UIW is proud to announce that the UIW Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions is one of fourteen programs across the United States awarded a 3-year, $1,049,754 grant from the federal government, Health Resources Services Administration, Nursing Education, Practice, Quality and Retention.