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UIW Day of Giving -  One Word. One Goal


It's time for One Word. One Goal., UIW's inaugural day of giving.

Gifts to the UIW Annual Fund allow us to say "yes" to financial aid awards, innovative programs, research projects and hands-on learning opportunities. You may also select to donate to an individual campaign including the Feik School of Pharmacy, miniGEMS, UIW Football and more!

Let's all come together as One Word to make a difference in the lives of UIW students. It’s all made possible by YOU! The day of giving officially starts Thursday, February 28, but you can give today at!



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


We were saddened to learn of the unexpected passing of our dear friend, educator and poet Harold Rodinsky, on Feb. 14, 2019.

Harold Rodinsky, Ph.D., came to academia following 20 years of executive-managerial business experience.  Dr. Rodinsky had 15 years of classroom experience at the University of the Incarnate Word, where he helped his students with decision making processes and problem-solving abilities as well as academic course content in psychology. He founded the Meet the Mission initiative while at Incarnate Word, which works with underserved populations in the San Antonio area.

After retiring from UIW he had his poetry published in Voices de la Luna, the San Antonio Express-News, and the anthologies Quirk and Boundless. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Voices de la Luna, a literary journal.

Dr. Rodinsky is survived by two daughters and two grandchildren, as well as many friends in the San Antonio arts and literature community. His family requests that any donations in his memory be given to the Friends of the San Antonio Public Library or the University of the Incarnate Word. A memorial Minyan will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 24 at Temple Beth-El (211 Belknap Place, San Antonio, TX 78212). Please keep the Rodinsky family in your prayers during this very difficult time.


The first black college president was Daniel A. Payne in 1856 at Wilberforce University in Ohio. In 2001, Brown University appointed the first black president of an Ivy League, Ruth Simmons.


Ettling Center February Calendar

Ettling Center January Calendar


Black History Month Events Calendar

UIW Black History Month Calendar


Spring Break Car Care Clinic

UIW Spring Break Car Care Clinic

Dr. Louis J. Agnese, Jr. Statue Unveiling Ceremony 

Agnese Statue Unveiling

The Cutting Edge Fiesta Fashion Show

cutting edge 

Community News

Police and the Black Community Panel Discussion
The African Student Organization and the Zeta Upsilon City Wide Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. hosted Hype Talk, a panel discussion on police and the black community, on Tuesday, Feb. 19. The panel featured SAPD Deputy Chief Jimmy Reyes, former captain of the Recruitment and Training Division; UIW Student Athlete, Kelechi Emeodi; SAPD Sgt. Alonso Hardin, Eastside San Antonio Fear Free Environment (SAFFE) Unit; Martin Henderson, Executive Director Fatherhood Matters Inc.; UIW Student Deja Keys, Criminal Justice major; and parent Adrianne House, Eastpoint Promise Prevention Coalition Assistant.

UIW - Police and the Black Community Panel Discussion

"The Stress of Her Emotions": Sentimental Literature and the Dilemma of Women in Politics
At this event on Wednesday, Feb. 20, Dr. Tess Chakkalakal, associate professor of Africana Studies and English at Bowdoin College, examined how the political influence of wives in the United States has long been a feature of sentimental fiction. Her talk explored the limits and possibilities of women’s political influence through works of U.S. sentimental fiction, from the antislavery novels of Harriet Beecher Stowe to the anti-segregation fiction of Charles W. Chesnutt. 

the stress of her emotions UIW

MBA Capstone Presentation with the Commanders
The Alliance of American Football and the San Antonio Commanders visited Dr. David Vequist's Capstone class Wednesday, Feb. 20. Pictured L-R are Daniel Juarez (former UIW HEBSBA alum), the Manager of Corporate Partnerships, Vic Gregovits, President of the Commanders and Dr. David Vequist. UIW graduate students will be working to help the team increase its Hispanic viewership.

Commanders MBA Capstone UIW

Slavery & The Spirituals: The Music & Voice of the Voiceless
Stirring melodies, coded words and deep faith – Prof. William Gokelman held a duscussion on how the oppression and faith of the slaves combined to create one of the most powerful musical forms of this continent. Musical examples were provided at this event held on Thursday, Feb. 21. 

UIW Slavery and the Spirituals  

New Employee Luncheon
Human Resources hosted the quarterly New Employee Mixer/Luncheon on Thursday, Feb, 21, where new employees had an opportunity to meet fellow co-workers, increase their knowledge of the University, receive a welcome from Dr. Evans, and enjoy lunch with the Provost and Vice Presidents of the University. Welcome, new Cardinals!
UIW New Employee Luncheon


Welcome,  New Employees!

Human Resources welcomes the following new Cardinals to the nest!

New Employee Welcome

January 4, 2019

From left to right: Kim DuQue, Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Physical Therapy, Stephen McCarthy, Men’s Assistant Soccer Coach

New Employee Welcome

February 1, 2019

From left to right: Tyrone Scott, Healthcare Simulation Support Specialist, Elizabeth Holguin, Research Assistant- Associate, Marlene Guevara, IT Project Manager, Debbie Garcia, Clinical Counselor

New Employee Welcome

February 18, 2019

From left to right (back): Diana Pelayo, Clinic Receptionist/Cashier, Michael Valdes, Media & Public Relations Manager, Martin Timoney, Career Counselor

From left to right (front): Cristina Cruz, Library Assistant, Derek Lenz, Financial Aid Advisor


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:
  • Harry Bertoia: Sculptor and Modernist Designer - Through March 31, 2019
McNay Art Museum Current Exhibitions:
  • Cande Aguilar: barrioPOP - Through March 17, 2019
  • Jeanne and Irving Mathews Collection of Art Glass
  • AT&T Lobby: Teresita Fernandez - Through April 18, 2019

Athletics News

Athletic News

Athletic News

UIW compliance department’s diversity works to benefit student-athletes


UIW vs. Texas Baseball Ticket Package

UIW Athletics Ticket Package


Cutting Edge Fiesta Medal
The Cutting Edge Fiesta Medal is now available for purchase in the Joyce Building 2nd floor office suite. The medal may be purchased Monday - Friday, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

cutting edge fiesta medal
Visitation House Fiesta Medal
The Visitation House 2019 Fiesta Medal is here. Medals can be picked up on campus at the WGC Offices located in the Brackenridge Villa, Lower Level, or at Visitation House, 945 W. Huisache. Suggested donation is $10. Supplies are limited. All proceeds benefit women and children who are experiencing poverty and homelessness. Visitation House is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. Call Cynthia Bossard at (210) 735-6910 or email for more info.

Visitation House Fiesta Medal

Spring 2019 Dining Hours

Spring 2019 Dining Hours UIW

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