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A Letter from the Evans Family 

Evans Family

December 6, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

Last night’s Cardinal Feast was such a wonderful experience. My family and I were delighted to join so many of you as we served our students together. Over 100 employees volunteered their time to take part in this great event, which is a true testament to our community’s commitment to our Mission.

The international fusion menu was well-received, and it was a joy to see 932 members of our diverse student body experiencing and celebrating our many cultures. The family-style meal encouraged conversation among the students and volunteers and it was nice to see the smiling faces accompanying lively conversations. Our entire family enjoyed the opportunity to talk with our students. Our sons, Walter and Leland especially enjoyed helping where they could.

We are grateful to the 35 faculty and staff members who cheerfully joined Lisa and me on Tuesday afternoon to roll 1,200 sets of silverware. A very special thank you to Cindy Adair and her Sodexo team for their work to meet our requests in the preparation and coordination of the event.

We hope that you all enjoyed the experience as much as we did. Our community truly is One Word.

Praised be the Incarnate Word!

The Evans Family


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
  • The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception (Saturday, Dec. 8) is a Holy Day of Obligation. For your convenience, our University Chaplain Fr. Thomas Dymowski, O.SS.T. will celebrate a Vigil Mass on Friday, Dec. 7 at 5:30 p.m. in Our Lady's Chapel. All are welcome.
  • Her family and the Sisters of the Incarnate Word & Blessed Sacrament on the recent loss of Sr. Mary Stella Barrientes, IWBS (BA ’59).
  • Wendi (BSN ’92) and Matthew Bassett & family on the recent loss of his mother, Loretta Villana Bassett.
  • Her family, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and the entire UIW community on the recent loss of Sr. Margaret Carew, CCVI (IWHS ’50, BS ’69, MA ’78).
  • Bill Evans & family on the recent loss of his wife, Linda Troxler Evans (Former IWHS Faculty).
  • Patricia Soupiset and Catherine Bergmann & their families on the recent loss of their mother, Lorraine Frances Triesch Pearman (BA ’39).
  • Sonia Silva and Olivia Montalbo & their families on the recent loss of their mother, Beatriz Chapa Silva (BAAS ’04).
  • Dr. Harry Ned Snyder & family on the recent loss of his wife, Joyce Estelle Snyder (BS ’78).


Employee Christmas Reception

Employee Christmas Reception

Community News

Cardinal Feast

On Wednesday, Dec. 5, UIW faculty and staff came together to provide students with a holiday feast. Volunteers prepared tables, served food, and spread holiday cheer to students ahead of finals. Thank you to all who participated in making this annual tradition so special once again. 

UIW Cardinal Feast

Cardinal Feast 2018

Cardinal Feast 2018

Cardinal Feast 2018

Cardinal Feast 2018

National Night Out
The University of the Incarnate Word has done it again! UIW's National Night Out placed 1st in the Colleges and Universities Division in San Antonio. The city placed 3rd overall in the national competition. Congratulations to all who helped make this celebration a success!

National Night Out Winner

Rock 'n' Red Birds
Congratulations to all our Rock ‘n’ Red Birds & UIW staff who participated in the San Antonio Rock ‘n’ Roll races this weekend! All of our UIW runners & walkers finished strong! Look out for Rock ‘n’ Red Birds information for next year’s races. Go Cardinals! 

Rock 'n' Red Birds 2018


Rosenberg School of Optometry Door Decorating Contest
The Rosenberg School of Optometry recently had their annual holiday door decorating contest. The competition is open to all staff, and a second competition for all classes or organizations. Winners this year are:

Staff Competition Winners: 

1st Place: Jill Mohr, Director of Admissions and Student Services

2nd Place: Grace Rios, Coordinator for Student Support Services

3rd Place: Richard Kaye, Librarian

Class/Organization Competition:

1st Place: Class of 2020Holiday Door Decorating UIW

Holiday Cheer at Feik School of Pharmacy
Students, faculty and staff all got in the holiday spirit this week with festive sweaters! Thank you for spreading your Christmas cheer, FSOP!
Feik School of Pharmacy Sweaters

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:
  • Becoming John Marin: Modernist at Work - Through January 20, 2019
  • 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
  • LOL: The Art of Staged Comedy - Through February 17, 2019
  • Mel Casas: Human - Through January 6, 2019
  • Picturing Latin America - Through January 6, 2018
  • AT&T Lobby: Teresita Fernandez - Through April 18, 2019

Athletics News

UIW Athletics Coaches Show - November 27



Winter Break Dining Hours

Winter Break Dining Hours UIW

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