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UIW Community Newsletter

 

dr. lou agnese and red mccombs

On Thursday, Sept. 3, Red McCombs presented Dr. Lou Agnese, UIW president, with a gift of appreciation for 30 years of service. 
 


Mission

 

Our Lady’s Chapel Services

All are welcome. 

  • Noon Mass, Monday – Friday
  • Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m.
  • Sunday evening mass resumes at 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. (210) 829-3131 or dymowski@uiwtx.edu


Daily Mass – Cancelled Today
The daily noon mass in Our Lady’s Chapel will be cancelled through Friday, Sept. 4. A new state of the art speaker is being installed requiring scaffolding and re-wiring on an extensive scale. We will resume the noon mass in Our Lady’s Chapel on Tuesday, Sept 8. 

9/11 Ecumenical Service
The Office University Mission & Ministry, the Interfaith Council and the Student Interfaith Organization is calling our UIW and surrounding community to come together as we remember Sept. 11. Prayers will be said for the nation, families of those that died and our UIW First Responders during the service. The service will be held in Our Lady’s Chapel, Thursday, Sept. 10 at 12 p.m. 
As a prelude to our service, we will ring the bell outside of Our Lady’s Chapel at 9 a.m. followed by a moment of silence to commemorate 9/11. 
For info, please contact, Rev. Dr. Trevor D. Alexander, via e-mail or (210) 829-3130

UIW Sisters Conference
In celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life, UIW is partnering with the National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC) in presenting Catholic Sisters: Who They Are and Why the World Needs Them. The event, Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the UIW Music Concert Hall, will feature Sr. Mary Johnson, SNDdeN, PhD, Sr. Patricia Wittberg, SC, PhD, and Dr. Mary Gautier, PhD, authors of the highly acclaimed book, New Generations of Catholic Sisters: The Challenge of Diversity. Come meet a new generation of young women and learn why they have said yes to being called “Sister.” Topics of discussion will include the changing demographics of Catholicism in the United States and the direction of Catholic orders in the future. This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP at this link. For info, contact Mission & Ministry at (210) 829-3128. 

Backyard Solidarity: The Immigration Reality of Today
Join Mission and Ministry on Friday, Sept. 18 from 3 – 5 p.m. at the Oblate School of Theology Whitley Theological Center (285 Oblate Drive, San Antonio, TX 78216) for Backyard Solidarity: The Immigration Reality of Today. Guest speakers will include Jonathan Ryan, J.D., R.A.I.C.E.S., Fr. Phillip Ley and Dr. Victor Carmona. For info, contact Mission & Ministry at (210) 829-3128.

The Song of the People: Music for Your Whole Community
All are invited to attend the 20th annual Pastoral Music Workshop, Sept. 25 & 26 in Our Lady’s Chapel presented by the Pastoral Institute and UIW Music Ministry.  The workshop opens with a concert, from 7 – 9 p.m., Friday, Sept 25, and continues on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  This year's presenters Jaime Cortez from Mesa, Ariz., and Curtis Stephan, from Coppell, Texas are composers and parish music directors associated with Oregon Catholic Press. The 2015 workshop, titled "The Song of the People: Music for Your Whole Community" will address incorporating bilingual music in worship. This event in pastoral music is perfect for church musicians, choir members or anyone interested in pastoral music.  Cost to attend is $50 per person and $40 per person for groups of 3 more.  After Sept. 11 the cost is $55 and $45. To register and for info, please contact Sr. Eilish Ryan (210) 829-3871 or eryan@uiwtx.edu.

 


Events

spirit shirt

Spirit T-Shirt Giveaway
The wait is over. The 2015-2016 UIW spirit T-shirt is ready for the big football game this Saturday. Communications and Marketing will be at a white tent near the Convocation Center. Be one of the first 1,000 fans at the tent starting at 12:30 p.m. before the game for a chance to get a free spirit T-shirt. One per person, please. We’re excited to see you all there.

"What Would You Do?"
You’ve seen the show, now answer the question “What Would You Do?” in this friendly and engaging discussion on Wednesday, Sept. 9 from 4 – 5 p.m. in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. This will challenge your views and
perceptions of our community. Hosted by Monica Solis-Hoefl. For more info, contact Paul Ayala at (210) 805-5863 or peayala@uiwtx.edu.

Mabee Library presents Farhad’s Film Series
“Print the Legend” – Wednesday, Sept. 9 from 2 – 4 p.m., Mabee Library, Room 221. 3D printing is changing the world from printing guns and human organs to dismantling the world's industrial infrastructure by enabling home manufacturing. It's "the next Industrial Revolution." With unprecedented access to the visionaries building an industry, this follows the people and companies racing to bring 3D printing to your desktop and into your life. For more information, please contact Farhad Moshiri at moshiri@uiwtx.edu or 210-829-3842.

A Conversation on Civility
Red, Yellow, Black, and White, Male, Female...we’re all alike. View a panel discussion on Thursday, Sept. 10 from 4 – 6 p.m. in the Nursing Building, Room 204. The panel will provide perspectives on gender, race, ethnic and religious similarities and differences. For more info, contact Paul Ayala at (210) 805-5863 or peayala@uiwtx.edu.

All Quartets Concert
Camerata of San Antonio will present Haydn: String Quartet in D minor, H.III, Op.76 No.2 "Fifths,"
Tsintsadze: Miniatures for String Quartet (Based on Georgian Folksongs)
and Beethoven: String Quartet in C Major, Op.59 No.3 "Rasumovsky." This event is hosted by the UIW Department of Music and will take place Sunday, Sept. 13 from 3 – 4:30 p.m. in the UIW Music Building Concert Hall, Room 103. For ticket information, call (210) 492-9519 or visit
www.cameratasa.org. For all other inquiries, contact the UIW Department of Music at (210) 829-3855 or sul@uiwtx.edu.

hispanic heritage month
Above is a list of events happening around campus celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. For more info, contact Paul Ayala at (210) 805-5863 or peayala@uiwtx.edu

Constitution Day
Constitution Day is Thursday, Sept. 17 and UIW will host a presentation from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the Mabee Library Auditorium. This is the day that the U.S. Constitution was signed at the Constitutional Convention in 1787. This year, our speaker is Judge Patrick Higginbotham of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He will speak on the constitutional convention then the "revolution" of the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments, with the Equal Protection Clause setting up the interpretation dynamic used in critical cases today. For info, contact Dr. Gary Keith at (210) 832-2183 or gkeith@uiwtx.edu.


Meet the Mission 2015
The Tenth Annual Meet the Mission Day is, Friday, Sept. 18. Join the University of the Incarnate Word community as we reach out and engage the greater San Antonio community with service. University employees can support this event in numerous ways (large and small), before, during, or after Sept. 18. Visit www.uiw.edu/meetthemission/ for info.

Guest Artist Series
The UIW Department of Music, in collaboration with UTSA, is hosting David Small (UT Austin), baritone, and Joachim Reinhuber (Texas A&M – Kingsville), piano, to perform a song cycle by Schubert, Winterreise on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the UIW Music and Fine Arts Performance Hall. Tickets are free for UIW and UTSA students with ID, $15 for adults and $10 for military. For more info, contact Dr. Orit Eylon at (210) 829-3858 or eylon@uiwtx.edu.  


Department News


employee ice cream socialHuman Relations held an employee ice cream social on Wednesday, Sept. 2 in the new Marian Hall at the ICC. Pictured above (from left to right) in their Hawaiian gear is Heather Hamilton, human resources project manager, Mallory Angier, human resources assistant, and Jaime Lopez, benefits specialist. 

study abroad fairPictured above is Alanna Taylor, study abroad coordinator, at the Study Abroad Fair held this week. For more info, contact (210) 805-5701.

Office of Research and Graduate Studies hosting Tailgate this Saturday
The Office of Research and Graduate Studies and the Doctoral Student Association will be hosting a tailgate on Sept. 5 for the UIW vs. Texas A&M Kingsville football game.  Come cheer the Cardinals onto their first home game and enjoy free food and drinks.  For more information contact Dr. David A. Ortiz at daortiz3@uiwtx.edu

Mobile Applications User’s Group Meeting
The Mobile Applications User’s Group will focus on mobile applications for all mobile devices on Friday, Sept. 11 from 12 – 1 p.m. in the Gorman Building, Room 212. These include the iPad, iPhone, Android and Surface. This meeting will feature a tour of the Surface Pro tablet now available for faculty and students. We will include a demonstration of how to access your Outlook mail account and explain some of the finer points of the tablet. There will also be a review of the newly updated UIW mobile app. For more info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or tpeak@uiwtx.edu.

Blackboard User’s Group Meeting
Five things that you did not know you could do in Blackboard – record video, build groups, create interactive assignments and more. Join Terry Peak on Friday, Sept. 18 from 12 – 1 p.m. in the Gorman Building, Room 212 as he shows you some interesting tips and tricks that you may not have known you could do in the Blackboard LMS. Bring your laptop or tablet. For more info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or tpeak@uiwtx.edu.

September Redbird Research On Call

  • Monday, Sept. 14 - Arts & Humanities Research Assistance from 2 – 4 p.m. in the Music Building. For more information, please contact Farhad Moshiri at moshiri@uiwtx.edu or (210) 829-3842.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 16 - Brainstormin' in Gorman: Business Research Help from 9  – 10 a.m., Gorman Building, 1st Floor. For more information, please contact Paul Andersen at panderse@uiwtx.edu or (210) 829-6010.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 22 - Chemistry Research Assistance from 1−3 p.m., Bonilla Science Hall, 1st Floor. For more information, please contact Christina Seeger at seeger@uiwtx.edu or (210) 883-1121.
  • Thursday, Sept. 24 – Library Research Assistance from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Gorman Building, 1st Floor. For more information, contact Mary Jinks at marydlg@uiwtx.edu or (210) 829-3839.
Thursday, Sept. 24 - Health Sciences Research Assistance from 12 −1:30 p.m., Nursing Building, 1st Floor. For more information, please contact Dell Davis at dmdavis@uiwtx.edu or (210) 829-6054.

 


Athletics News


Cardinal Spotlight

athletics uniform unveilingUIW Athletics unveiled their new uniforms on Wednesday, Sept. 2 for all the sports in a new partnership with Adidas. Pictured above is John Williams, athletics director, with different athletes displaying the new uniform.

away trips footballSoar with the Cardinals on their away game to UTEP from Sept. 25 – 26. Reserve your spot now at (210) 805-3000. 

UIW Soccer Season
The UIW Athletics Department invites the community to enjoy men and women’s soccer.  Games for September are listed below.

Men’s Soccer for the Week:
Sept. 4: Men’s Soccer at Oral Roberts, 7 p.m.
Sept. 6: Mens’ Soccer at Central Arkansas, 12 p.m.
Sept. 11: Men’s Soccer vs. Sacramento State at Phoenix, AZ, 7 p.m.

Women’s Soccer for the Week:
Sept. 4: Women’s Soccer at Houston, 7 p.m.
Sept. 6: Women’s Soccer vs. Baylor, Benson Field, 1 p.m.
Sept. 11: Women’s Soccer vs. Oral Roberts at Tulsa, OK, 7 p.m.

UIW Football Season
The UIW Athletics Department invites the community to enjoy the football season.  Games for September are listed below.

Football for the Week:
Sept. 5: Football vs. Texas A&M – Kingsville, Benson Field, 2 p.m. (The first 1,000 fans at the game get a free spirit shirt! Find the white tent near the Convocation Center).

For info, please contact Athletics at (210) 805-3000.

 


Community News


UIW Highlights

Parking Notices for This Week

  • A Special Message from the Vice President for Business & Finance, Doug Endsley: In response to the closure of the parking areas around the Natatorium, Tennis Courts and Football stadium in preparation for Saturday’s football game (see notice below), the shuttles will continue to run on Friday through 6 p.m.  This includes both the on-campus shuttle and the off-campus shuttle to the free parking lots.  Employees and students with free parking permits are encouraged to park in the free lots on Friday given the unavailability of Economy parking spaces on the lower campus. For more information, contact the Office of the Vice President for Business & Finance at (210) 829-6038.
  • A Parking Notice from the Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Services, Dr. David Jurenovich:
    • PARKING NOTICE for Thursday, Sept. 3 thru Saturday, Sept. 5 - In preparation for the first UIW Cardinal Football Home Game scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 5 at Benson Stadium at 2 p.m., the following parking areas will need to be cleared/vacated: 
    • Thursday, Sept. 3  by 6 pm - The parking area(s) directly in front of the Natatorium and surrounding lots of the Natatorium and Solar House  (nearest the river) needs to be clear of vehicles. The parking area(s) between the Tennis Courts and Football stadium needs to be clear of vehicles.
    • TOWING NOTICE:  Any vehicle left on the in front of the Natatorium and surrounding lots of the Natatorium, Solar House and the parking lots/area(s) between the Tennis Courts and Football stadium will be towed to the parking lot of the lot at the top off the hill. 
    • Saturday, Sept. 5- All thru-traffic to and from Avoca Apartments will cease at 9 a.m. No traffic will be allowed passed the bridge heading west the towards the Athletic complex and/or up to ICC after 10 a.m.If you have any questions, contact the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Services at (210) 805-3552. Thank you.

Bereavement Notices

  • UIW Purchasing Clerk Laura Gonzalez is mourning the loss of her brother, Jack Valdez, who passed away on Thursday, Aug. 27. Please keep Laura and her family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
  • Dr. Sara Jackson, assistant professor of business administration, is mourning the unexpected loss of her father, LTC (ret) James A. Conley who passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 26 in Niceville, Florida.  Services were held on Friday and donations in his memory are being accepted by the Folds of Honor.  Please keep Dr. Jackson and her family in your prayers during this difficult time.

Special Months Planning Committees
Faculty and staff are invited to be on one or more committees to plan these special observances:

  • Sept. – Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Oct. - Season of Peace and Justice including Peace Day http://www.uiw.edu/PeaceDay/
  • Nov. – Native American Heritage Month
  • Feb. – African American Heritage Month
  • Feb. – Asian New Year Celebration
  • Mar. – Women’s History Month http://www.uiw.edu/womenshistory/previous
  • Apr. – Earth Month including Earth Day

Please indicate which one and send your name, e-mail, and phone to Dr. Sally Said said@uiwtx.edu or Sr. Martha Ann Kirk kirk@uiwtx.edu.

Call for presentations during the October Season of Peace and Justice
Presentations related to themes of Catholic Social Teaching are welcomed throughout the month of October. At this time following the lead of Pope Francis, UIW will be particularly emphasizing care of creation. See the “Call for Presentations” on the left at http://www.uiw.edu/PeaceDay/. Another link of note is located here. If you have questions, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at kirk@uiwtx.edu.

Light the Way Volunteer Day
Join us for the 2015 Light the Way Volunteer Day on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and/or 1 –4 p.m. in the Convocation Center to help prepare for one of the most anticipated events of the holiday season. Assist by replacing discolored and broken bulbs to ensure our campus continues to shine bright. Enjoy free breakfast or lunch, earn community service hours and enjoy some holiday cheer. Students, faculty and alumni are invited to participate. Families are also welcome, but please no children under the age of 10. Click here to register. For info, contact Taylor Nurmi, nurmi@uiwtx.edu or 210-829-6001.

 


FACULTY NEWS


Faculty Family Potluck
Welcome back to our faculty. Bring your family, a significant other or come on your own on Friday, Sept. 11, 6:30 – 9 p.m. in the Student Gallery of the Fine Arts Building. Children are welcome. Bring some food to share. Ice tea will be provided, but you are welcome to bring any type of drink you like. This potluck is sponsored by Faculty Mentoring. For info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at kirk@uiwtx.edu or Dr. Brian McBurnett at mcburnet@uiwtx.edu.

Fall Workshops
Workshops hosted by each school are listed below.  Please contact the Dean’s office for additional info.

School Workshops & events

  • Rosenberg School of Optometry (RSO): Dr. Timothy Wingert; Fri., Sept. 18, 2015 = First Faculty meeting
  • Extended Academic Programs (EAP): Dr. Cyndi W. Porter; Sat., Sept. 26, 2015 = Fall Faculty Assembly, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Norris Conference Center

Extended Academic Studies


UIW ADCaP and UIW Online Information Session
Join the UIW Extended Academic Programs for an information session on the Adult Degree Completion Program (ADCaP) and UIW Online on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Schertz Civic Center at 1400 Schertz Parkway. UIW will be highlighting opportunities for adult students to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree at one of our six locations in San Antonio or completely online. We will feature the nine concentrations available for our Bachelor of Science of Business Administration including Project Management and Social Marketing. The five concentrations in the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree will also be detailed. To RSVP call (210) 757-0202 or email eapadmission@uiwtx.edu. Visit adulted.UIW.edu for more details.

 


For Your Students

 

Resume Essentials Workshop
The Resume Essentials workshop is Thursday, Sept. 10 at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. in Mabee Library Auditorium. Experts in the HR/Recruiting field will discuss better practices on how to get noticed when applying for employment as well as the essentials for creating a knockout resume. For info, please contact Darlene Moczygemba at (210) 829-3931 or careers@uiwtx.edu.

Prep for Internship Fair
Prepare for your next internship with Career Services on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 12 p.m. in the Mabee Library Auditorium. For info, please contact Darlene Moczygemba at (210) 829-3931 or careers@uiwtx.edu.

Arts & Music Festival Auditions
The annual UIW Arts and Music Festival will be held on Thursday, Oct. 22 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in Marian Circle, Dubuis Lawn and the Mabee Library. 
Music, theater, and poetry slam performance auditions are scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Mabee Library Auditorium. Prepare a 4 – 6 minute excerpt of the work of your choice. These can be multi-person or solo performances. Please RSVP for the audition to Olivia Morales by Monday, Sept. 21 at (210) 683-7632 or olmorale@student.uiwtx.edu.

TechAssist Workshop
This student-centered event on Friday, Sept. 25 from 12 – 1 p.m. in the Gorman Building, Room 212 will focus on how to effectively share information with your audience using PowerPoint. At the end of this half-hour session, you will know the secrets to minimizing boredom and maximizing attention. In other words, you learn how to stop your PowerPoint presentation from becoming “PowerPointless.” For more info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or tpeak@uiwtx.edu.

 


Employee Health & Wellness

 

Employee Zumba Class
The Employee Wellness Zumba class resumed Thursday, Aug 27 in a private classroom in the Barshop Natatorium, Room 114. There will be privacy, which lends itself to better workouts. Class dates and times are Mondays and Thursdays from 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. You are required to swipe your UIW ID at the front desk upon entering. Contact Candace Graham at (210) 829-2703 or cmgonza4@uiwtx.edu for info.

Employee Lunch & Learn: Stress and Time Management

The Employee Wellness Committee welcomes Dr. Keith Tucker to present a Stress and Time Management lunch and learn on Thursday, Sept. 17 from 12 – 1 p.m. in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. RSVP at empwellness@uiwtx.edu. For info, contact Kristi Galloway at (210) 805-5873 or kgallowa@student.uiwtx.edu

 


High Schools

Incarnate Word High School - Save the Date



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St. Anthony Catholic High School Events
Save the dates and mark your calendars.

  • Concert – 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 5: Catholic musicians and recording artists David Kauffman and William Gokelman, UIW professor of music, will present a concert at SACHS.  Together they have produced 7 cd's written a musical, and co-composed an award winning Mass setting, Mass of Renewal. You will not want to miss this night of prayer, song and story. For more information on tickets contact Rosi Cortez, rpcortez@uiwtx.edu or 210 832-5691.
  • Partners for Good with SACHS – From 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12:  Goodwill Industries of San Antonio will place donation trailers on the SACHS campus. 
Each full truck will result in up to $1,000 for the school. This year, Goodwill is also accepting furniture donations. All donations to Goodwill will be used for re-sale in their stores to fund their exceptional educational programs and services. It’s win-win collaboration for SACHS and Goodwill Industries. Be on the lookout for further details in the coming weeks. All proceeds benefit the SACHS chapel fund. 
For more information, contact Rosi Cortez, rpcortez@uiwtx.edu, 210 832-5691.

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

Visit Incarnate Word High School at www.incarnatewordhs.org

Visit the UIW Prep website at http://prep.uiw.edu.


Miscellaneous


American Cancer Society "Ranch Chic Fashion Show"
The Ranch Chic Fashion Show, sponsored by and for the benefit of the American Cancer Society, is a very special event on Thursday, Sept. 24 from 6:30 – 10 p.m. at the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room honoring cancer survivors. Over 15 cancer survivors will be modeling in the show along with community celebrities and noteworthy anchors from KENS-TV. Cavender Boot is providing the fabulous fashions and Wrangler jeans are a major sponsor. Tickets are $75. For more info, contact Renee Silber at (210) 595-0249 or reneesilber@cancer.org

Our sympathies and prayers go to:

  • Donald Altwein & family on the recent loss of his wife, Virginia Pechacek Altwein (BSN ’55).
  • Dr. Sara Jackson (Ph.D ’08) & family on the recent loss of her father, Lt.Col. James A. Conley (ret.).
  • Carlos Cordova & family on the recent loss of his son, Christopher C. Cordova (UIW former student).
  • Emily Denman Thuss (UIW Emeriti Bd. of Trustees) & family on the recent loss of her father, Leroy Gilbert Denman, Jr.
  • Katherine Harris (UIW Police Dept.) & family on the recent loss of her son, Noah Thomas Hagerling.
  • Laura Gonzalez (UIW Purchasing Dept.) & family on the recent loss of her brother, Jack Valdez.

  

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.