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2017 festival of colors

The UIW community celebrated Holi with the Festival of Colors Wednesday, March 22. Pictured above with students are Amy DeAtley, accountant, Jose Martinez Jr., director of international student & scholar services, Sheena Connell, assistant director of international student & scholar services, and Priyangana Risal, immigration advisor.


Mission

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 dymowski@uiwtx.edu

Lenten Scripture Reflection
"Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.”  Mt 5:17

Special Invitation for Prayer
During the season of Lent, the UIW Community has been invited to participate in the Liturgy of Hours, an ancient tradition of praying throughout the day, at http://divineoffice.org/login/ For Username enter lent@uiwtx.edu; For Password enter: praynow  (Please do NOT check any boxes on this site).

Incarnate Word Day Mass
University Mission and Ministry invites you to gather in praise and thanksgiving to celebrate Incarnate Word Day at 12 p.m., Monday, March 27, in Our Lady’s Chapel. This event commemorates the Feast of the Annunciation, Mary's "Yes" to God's call. It is the major feast of the Congregation of Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word as well as of the university. For info, contact Brenda Dimas at (210) 829-3128 or dimas@uiwtx.edu


Events

‘Near-Sighted Nature: Up-Close and Personal with Flora and Fauna’ Opening Reception
The Rosenberg School of Optometry (RSO) welcomes you to this opening reception from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 24, at the RSO (9725 Datapoint Dr., 78229) in Room 301. Dixie Lee is an award-winning nature photographer who resides in San Antonio. Her photographs are printed on metal; she will have matted works and greeting cards with her photography for sale. For info, contact Dr. Dede Rios at (210) 930-8688 or dmrios1@uiwtx.edu.

For the Beauty of the Earth: Songs of Creation
You’re invited to listen to sopranos Catherine Nix and LaDawn Petersen perform a faculty recital at 7 p.m., Friday, March 24, in the Concert Hall. The sopranos will be accompanied by guest pianist Dr. Martha Saywell from Texas A&M University - San Antonio. For info, contact Dr. Nix at cnix@uiwtx.eduSee additional events for Earth Month here.

Honors Symposium
The Honors Program is pleased to invite the UIW community to its annual Honors Symposium at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, March 25, in the ICC Auditorium. Honors students representing a variety of majors will present the results of their independent projects with both podium and poster presentations. Honors alumnus Alfred Mejia ('15 BFA, art) will be the featured speaker. Contact jloden@uiwtx.edu for a symposium program.

Rebirth after the Holocaust: The Bergen-Belsen Displaced Persons Camp Opening Reception
The UIW Department of Art presents a photo-documentary exhibition opening reception Saturday, March 25, in the Concert Hall. The doors open at 6 p.m. The exhibition runs through June 23 in the Student Gallery of the Kelso Art Center. For info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3855 or sul@uiwtx.edu.

San Antonio Brass Band Concert
The UIW Department of Music presents the world premiere concert of the San Antonio Brass Band from 7 – 9 p.m., Sunday, March 26, in the Concert Hall. This event is free and open to the public. For info, contact Melinda Wright at (210) 829-3855 or mtwright@uiwtx.edu.

Low Impact Development and Watershed Stewardship
The Earth Month Committee invites you to hear speakers from San Antonio River Authority at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, in the Bonilla Science Hall, Room 120. Lee Marlowe, sustainable landscape ecologist, and Clarissa Perez, community relations coordinator, discuss the outcomes of restoring the urban ecosystem and ways to improve both water quality and wildlife habitat through simple practices. For info, contact Dr. Luz Thomann at ljimenez@uiwtx.eduSee additional events for Earth Month here.

The Legacy of Dorothy Day
Women's Leadership in Social Justice Movements hosts this event from 6 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, in the Gorman Building, Room 119. Don't Call Me a Saint will be shown followed by a panel including Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, Patti Radle of Inner City Development and Anthony Franks of Catholic Worker House. They will highlight how Dorothy Day's mission to serve marginalized people is currently lived in San Antonio. For info, contact Dr. Sharon Herbers at (210) 805-3073 or herbers@uiwtx.edu.

Endangered Species of the Edwards Aquifer
You’re invited to hear Bob Hall and Shaun Payne from the Edwards Aquifer Authority at 12 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, in the Bonilla Science Hall, Room 118, as they discuss the purpose of the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan as well as the purpose of preserving endangered species. For info, contact Dr. Luz Thomann at ljimenez@uiwtx.eduSee additional events for Earth Month here.

Rain Garden Workshop at the San Antonio River Authority Headquarters
A rain garden workshop will take place from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Saturday, April 1, at the San Antonio River Authority Headquarters (100 E. Guenther St., 78204). Admission is $5. More info can be found here. The deadline to register is Thursday, March 29. For info, contact Dr. Luz Thomann at ljimenez@uiwtx.eduSee additional events for Earth Month here.

UIW Health and Wellness Fair
UIW Health and Wellness Fair will be held from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, in the Wellness Center. Over 30 vendors will be on site to promote health and administer basic biometric screening. There will be music and door prizes. The event is sponsored by UIW Sports and Wellness Center, UIW Health Services, STARS, the Employee Wellness Committee and Human Resources. For info, contact Erin Galloway at (210) 805-5873 or uiwwellness@uiwtx.edu.

Celebrate Spring
The UIW Honors Program, Office of International Affairs and Sr. Martha Ann Kirk invite you to Celebrate Spring from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Friday, April 14, at the Denman Estate (7735 Mockingbird Lane, 78229). Celebrate spring traditions from around the world with refugee children and families. There will be music, games, an egg hunt and more. Make a difference and earn service hours. Sign up here. For info, contact Sheena Connell (210) 805-5705 or intl@uiwtx.edu.


Department News

2017 uiw cardinal chorale goes to new yorkPictured above is William Gokelman, professor of music, with the UIW Cardinal Chorale Friday, March 17. The Cardinal Chorale was invited to perform at New York’s Lincoln Center. The chorale presented the UIW community with a 30-minute concert prior to leaving for New York.

uiw dietetic association fourth annual chili cook off 2017The Student Dietetic Association hosted their annual Chili Cook-Off Tuesday, March 21. Pictured above is Michael Mercer, senior instructor of communication arts, attending the cook-off.

Honors Symposium
The Honors Program is pleased to invite the UIW community to its annual Honors Symposium at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, March 25, in the ICC Auditorium. Honors students representing a variety of majors will present the results of their independent projects with both podium and poster presentations. Honors alumnus Alfred Mejia ('15 BFA, art) will be the featured speaker. Contact jloden@uiwtx.edu for a symposium program.

Office of Institutional Research DASH Trainings
The Office of Institutional Research has DASH training opportunities at 10 a.m., Friday, March 31, and Tuesday, April 11, in the Mabee Library, Room 230. This session is open to individuals who are interested in accessing DASH. The session will cover navigation, functionalities of the system as well as show a report of two as examples of the kinds of information found in DASH. Sign up at this link. For info, contact Erika Pompa at (210) 832-2169 or sanmigue@uiwtx.edu.

OU Campus Web Development Training Session
Web Development continues its OU Campus training sessions at 1 p.m., Friday, March 31, in the Mabee Library, Room 230. Learn how to create assets, which are reusable pieces of content (text, code, forms or images) that can be placed on pages. Seating for this advanced session is limited to 25 participants; please R.S.V.P. to webteam@uiwtx.edu.

The UIW Solar House and Sustainable Living 
Visit the UIW Solar House, which received the prestigious LEEDS certification and is a model of energy-efficiency, at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 4. Learn from Daniel Potter about sustainable building and how UIW engineering students under the leadership of Dr. Alison Whittemore built this center for Green education and practice. You may also visit at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, or 12 p.m., Wednesday, April 12. For info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at kirk@uiwtx.edu. See additional events for Earth Month here.

2017 Honors Convocation
The Dreeben School of Education presents its 2017 Honors Convocation at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, in the Concert Hall. Awards will honor the Dreeben School of Education undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students for the current academic year.


Athletics News

Top Stories

UIW Men and Women’s Tennis Fan Appreciation Game
UIW Men and Women’s Tennis will host a fan appreciation game Sunday, March 26, at the Mabry Tennis Center.  Both teams take on Nicholls State. The women’s game begins at 10 a.m., and the men’s game begins at 2 p.m. Free hotdogs, chips, water, soft drinks and fruit will be available at 12 p.m. The event is free to attend; free t-shirts will be available while supplies last.

UIW Softball Schedule through April 3 at the UIW Softball Field:
March 24: Softball vs. McNeese, 4 p.m. & 6 p.m.
March 25: Softball vs. McNeese, 12 p.m.
April 3: Softball vs. UTEP, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.

UIW Baseball Schedule through April 4 at Sullivan Field:
March 31: Baseball vs. Stephen F. Austin, 6:30 p.m.
April 1: Baseball vs. Stephen F. Austin, 3 p.m.
April 2: Baseball vs. Stephen F. Austin, 1 p.m.
April 4: Baseball vs. Texas Southern, 6:30 p.m.

UIW Tennis Schedule through April 8 at the Mabry Tennis Center:
March 25: Women’s Tennis vs. McNeese, 11 a.m.
March 26: Women’s Tennis vs. Nicholls, 1 p.m.
March 26: Men’s Tennis vs. Nicholls, 1 p.m.
April 8: Women’s Tennis vs. Stephen F. Austin, 12 p.m.

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


Community News

UIW Highlight

2017 uiw dining presents award to student

UIW Dining is proud to announce UIW student Mallory Draper as one of 15 winners of Sodexo’s National Epic Adventure Sweepstakes. Draper won a Paddle Board Package, which included a $575 gift card to Cabela’s®. Pictured above is Cindy Adair, director of operations for UIW Dining, handing the prize to Mallory Draper.

2017 Swing-In Raffle Tickets
Support UIW students’ education through the purchase of a Swing-In Raffle Ticket for $100. Only 300 tickets will be sold. All proceeds will directly benefit the UIW Scholarship Fund and provide UIW students with the opportunity to further their education at a faith-based institution. The raffle drawing will be at the Swing-In Auction Party on May 4. You will not need to be present to win. Click here to buy yours today.

2017 Swing-In Auction Party & Golf Tournament Volunteers Needed 
The 2017 Swing-In Auction Party is at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 4, in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room, and the Swing-In Golf Tournament begins at 7:30 a.m., Friday, May 5, at the Republic Golf Course (4226 SE Military Dr., 78222). Be part of UIW’s biggest scholarship fundraiser. Please click here to fill out a form and indicate which shift(s) you would like to volunteer for during the Auction Party and/or the Golf Tournament. Must be 21 and over to volunteer for this event.  For info, contact UIW Development at (210) 829-6013 or development@uiwtx.edu.

William Mulcahy Award for Ecological Stewardship Nominations
The Earth Month Committee is accepting nominations for the 2017 William Mulcahy Award for Ecological Stewardship. Nominations are due by Monday, April 3. The award will be presented at 12 p.m., Thursday, April 20, in an Earth Day observance at the AT&T Circle near the science buildings.  Please send the name of your nominee to Dr. Sally Said at said@uiwtx.edu along with a short explanation of your nominee’s contribution to ecological preservation and/or awareness of environmental issues.

UIW Provides Free Tax Filing Services through VITA
UIW is providing free tax prep services to qualifying households through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Operation is Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon, through April 15 in the Joyce Building, Room 126. No appointment is necessary. Returns are prepared on a first come, first served basis. For info, contact hebsba@uiwtx.edu


Faculty Focus  

Informal Writing Workshop
The Center for Teaching and Learning is hosting this workshop at 10 a.m., Friday, March 24, in the Admin. Bldg., Room 212. This workshop supports the QEP. The first 10 faculty members to register for each session will receive a $100 stipend. Register here. For info, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or kallwein@uiwtx.edu.

Writing Student Learning Outcomes: Three Relatively Painless Steps
This Center for Teaching and Learning workshop will be at 12 p.m., Friday, March 24, with lunch in the Admin. Bldg., Room 212. Participants will learn to use the SMART approach to writing student leaning outcomes. Register here. For info, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or kallwein@uiwtx.edu.

Blackboard User's Group Meeting
Instructional Technology hosts this End of Semester Checklist session from 12 – 1 p.m., Friday, March 24, in the Admin. Bldg., Room 245, to explain how to get your class ready for next semester. You will learn how to archive your course, copy some or all your course materials over to the next semester’s course, and download a copy of your Grade Center. Register here: http://bit.ly/2fhgjIj. For info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 218-8795 or tpeak@uiwtx.edu.

Instructional Technology Walk-In Consultations
In a joint project of Instructional Technology and the Center for Teaching and Learning, instructional designer Jessica Martinez-Palacios will have “office hours” to support the use of online teaching tools in face-to-face, blended, or online courses. For info, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or kallwein@uiwtx.edu.

  • 2 – 3 p.m., Friday, March 24
  • 9 – 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 28
  • 12 – 1 p.m., Monday, April 3
  • 10 – 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 11

Writing Your Teaching Statement
The Center for Teaching and Learning is hosting this workshop in two sessions at 11:30 a.m. with lunch provided. The first session is Tuesday, April 4, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room, and the second session is Wednesday, April 5, in the large classroom at the School of Osteopathic Medicine. Learn from Dr. Barbara Millis about writing an effective teaching statement. Register here. For info, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or kallwein@uiwtx.edu.


For Your Student  

Know Your Rights - For International Students
The Office of International Affairs invites you to this discussion at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 28, in the ICC Board Room 1. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Community Outreach, Career, and Civil Rights squads will present to our F-1 and J-1 students and discuss the protections international students and minorities have in the U.S. as members of our community. This discussion is open to international students, faculty and staff. For info, contact Sheena Connell at (210) 805-5705 or intl@uiwtx.edu.

Career Services Open House
The Office of Career Services & Professional Development is hosting their open house from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Thursday, March 30, in Cardinals Courtyard (Admin. Bldg., Room 112 in case of inclement weather). Meet and greet the career services staff and learn more about the new resources offered. Light refreshments will be provided. For info, contact (210) 829-3931 or careers@uiwtx.edu.


Brainpower Connection

2017 sachs fiesta medal

St. 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 calderon@uiwtx.edu.

2017 iwhs fiesta medal

Incarnate 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 bolado@uiwtx.edu for more info.

Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at www.sachs.org

Visit Incarnate Word High School at www.incarnatewordhs.org.  

Visit UIW Prep at www.uiw.edu/prep.

Visit St. Anthony Catholic School at http://www2.stanthonysa.org.

Visit St. Peter Prince of Apostles Catholic School at http://www.stpeterprince.org.


Miscellaneous

2017 women's global connectionThe Women's Global Connection, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, was honored last week to be part of a collaboration of four local empowerment organizations presenting in New York City at the 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women. Pictured above (left to right) are Marta B. Peláez, CEO of the Battered Women and Children’s Shelter, Sr. Marth Ann Kirk, CCVI, profressor of religious studies, Sumeyra Tek, representative of the Dialogue Institute of the Southwest, Dr. Lisa Uribe, executive director of the Women’s Global Connection, and Fatma T. Arslan Korkmaz, representative of the Dialogue Institute of the Southwest.

GoFundMe Campaign for Chimbote, Peru
The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Peru are struggling in Chimbote because of the worst rain and flooding in 20 years. The Sisters report that all roads in and out of Chimbote are cut off because of widespread flooding and damage to bridges and streets. The town only has intermittent electricity. Communication is compromised with no newspapers being printed. Food and water now are in short supply, with costs for staples tripling in Chimbote because of the problems. Please consider supporting them with your donations through the GoFundMe page and with your prayers

The Spirit Among the Great Oaks
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word hosts this walk through the sanctuary from 9 – 11 a.m., Saturday, March 25. Donald Ewers will be guiding participants on these walks. Each walk is limited to 12. Video or audio recording is not permitted during these walks. For info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or pamela.ball@amormeus.org

Women's Global Connection: Girls Global Summit
You are invited to a special free event for girls by girls from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, March 25, in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. Everyone is welcome. Lunch is included. Teams of school-age girls will lead in the half-day program and more than 200 girls from area middle and high schools, as well as universities, are expected to attend. For info, contact Tamarra Mencey at (210) 828-2224 or wgc.tamarramencey@gmail.com.

Headwaters and the Brackenridge Era
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word hosts this educational walk through the sanctuary from 2 – 3:30 p.m., Sunday, March 26. Enjoy a walk around a portion of George Washington Brackenridge’s former property and his favorite spots. Alex Scott Antram will lead the walks. Each program is limited to 12. For info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or pamela.ball@amormeus.org.

Women’s Global Connection: Tanzania Immersion Trip
Women’s Global Connection invites the UIW community to participate in this year’s Tanzania immersion trip July 12 – 25. This is an opportunity to see women’s empowerment projects up close and to serve as a volunteer with a small group on capacity building training for women of all ages or teachers. For info, contact WGC at (210) 828-2224 or wgcinsa@gmail.com and let us know of your interest by the end of March.

How Trees Define the Headwaters Sanctuary
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word hosts this leisurely walk through the sanctuary from 9 – 11 a.m., Friday, March 31. The walk will cover tree identification, both native and invasive, and no prior experience is needed. The walk is limited to 12 people. For info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or pamela.ball@amormeus.org. See additional events for Earth Month http://www.uiw.edu/Earth/.

The Headwaters at Incarnate Word presents The Nature of Cities and Gimme Green
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word is screening two films, The Nature of Cities and Gimme Green, starting at 3:30 p.m., Monday, April 3, in the CHRISTUS Heritage Hall at The Village at Incarnate Word. For info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or pamela.ball@amormeus.org.

The Headwaters at Incarnate Word presents Walking with Aldo Leopold
Explore the Headwaters Sanctuary through a walk focused on the social and ecological legacy of scientist and philosopher Aldo Leopold from 9 – 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 7, at the Headwaters Sanctuary. Environmental anthropologist and Executive Director of the Headwaters at Incarnate Word Alex Scott Antram will lead the walk. The program is limited to 12. For info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or pamela.ball@amormeus.org

A Walk with John Muir into the Wild of the Headwaters
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word hosts this walk through the sanctuary at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 8. John Muir was a botanist, naturalist, geologist and leader in establishing the national parks and the founder of the Sierra Club. Retreat leader, author and John Muir enthusiast, Sylvia Maddox, M.T.S., will conduct the walk. The program is limited to 12 people. For info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or pamela.ball@amormeus.org.

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.


Bereavement

Our thoughts and prayers go to:

  • Ruanne Clark, Krista Eastwood, Les Eastwood and Reuben Eastwood & their families on the recent loss of their mother, Ann Marie Eastwood (BA ’73).
  • The family of Barbara Fay Brock Schmidtzinsky on her recent death (IWHS Former Faculty, BS ‘55).

The University of the Incarnate Word provides reasonable accommodation with adequate notice. To request disability accommodation for events listed in this newsletter, visit www.uiw.edu/ada.