Mark Your Calendars: Light the Way 2017 is Nov. 18!

We are counting down the weeks until Nov. 18! Light the Way is UIW’s annual holiday event where the San Antonio community is invited to enjoy music, Santa, a spectacular firework show and the famous flip of the switch that turns on the gorgeous twinkling lights around campus!

This year’s format is going to be different than before. The theme is “Holiday Festival,” which will allow for a fun and interactive experience. A ceremony will kick-off the event at 6:30 p.m. followed immediately by the turning on of the lights. This will allow guests time to enjoy performances and activities under the lights. The festival will include:

  • The Holiday Shoppe: Get a jumpstart on your Christmas shopping list by visiting various vendors
  • Kid’s Corner: Take selfies with Santa! This area will also feature exciting activities from our friends at the DoSeum and free cookies and cocoa.
  • Food Truck Yard: Hungry? Visit food trucks from the San Antonio Food Truck Association for great bites!

Remember to get to UIW early as parking can fill up fast! The ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18, in front of the Kelso Art Center located in the front of campus at the corner of Broadway and Hildebrand. The lights will remain lit and campus will be open for self-guided tours beginning at dusk every night after Nov. 18 through Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. For more info, visit We can’t wait to see you there!


UIW Gears Up for Homecoming 2017

UIW’s Homecoming 2017 is Oct. 26-29. A variety of fun events for students, alumni and the community are scheduled. You can’t forget the Homecoming Football Game vs. Nicholls on Saturday, Oct. 28, at Benson Stadium.

This is a great moment for UIW alumni to come back to the nest and check out how much the campus has changed! If you haven’t toured the new Student Engagement Center, this is also a great time to join your fellow Cardinals on a guided tour.


A full list of Homecoming 2017 events can be found at this link. Make sure you register! For info on all events, contact Gaby Alvarado at (210) 805-5899 or

H-E-B School of Business and Administration Develops Brown Bag Research Series

The H-E-B School of Business and Administration introduced the Brown Bag Research Presentation Series this semester to promote business research and draw attention to the ongoing academic exploration occurring within the school. The first session was held Wednesday, Sept. 20. Dr. Roberto Saldivar, assistant professor of marketing, presented Developing a Typology of Native Advertising.

Dr. Roberto Saldivar in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room on Sept. 20.

These sessions offer faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, and members of the business community an opportunity to present their work and engage in scholarly dialogue.

The next session is at 12 p.m., Monday, Oct. 16, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Dr. Alicia Rubio, associate profess of finance, will present Pension Systems and Saving for Old Age in African Countries.

The final session for the fall semester is at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Dr. Esmeralda de los Santos, professor of marketing, will present a section of a paper titled A SWOT Analysis for Online vs Face-to-Face Teaching at UIW. This paper was co-authored by Dr. de los Santos, Dr. Nursen Zanca, professor of economics, and Ana Gonzalez, director of academic technology and support for the School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Refreshments will be served during each presentation. For info on any of these sessions, you can contact Dr. de los Santos at (210) 829-3179 or

UIW Department of Art Hosts 43rd Annual FASA Fiber Art Exhibit

Fiber Artists of San Antonio (FASA) has partnered with the UIW Department of Art to host the FASA 43rd Juried Fiber Art Exhibit in the Semmes Gallery of the Kelso Art Center. An opening reception will be held from 6 – 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13, in the Kelso Art Center.

Fiber artwork typically consists of artwork constructed with linear, pliable elements as a major material. Fiber art may be constructed by methods traditionally associated with textile fibers such as stitching, wearing and dyeing.

Local artists submitted fiber art pieces to FASA to be showcased in the upcoming exhibition at UIW. Doshi, a costume designer from Encinitas, CA, juried the entries to pick the top three selections to be featured. The winners are:

  • First Place: Janis Hooker, Boro Quilt
  • Second Place: Rebecca Segura, Abby
  • Third Place: Kim Paxon, Secret Life of Things

The FASA 43rd Annual Juried Fiber Art Exhibit will run through Friday, Nov. 17, in the Semmes Gallery of the Kelso Art Center. For more info on the gallery hours of operation, visit this link. For more info on FASA, follow this link.