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2016 employee campaign kickoff party

The 2016 Employee Campaign kicked off Thursday, Sept. 21, in front of the Brackenridge Villa. Pictured above (left to right) are Mary Jinks, director of technical services, Angie Stephens, annual fund coordinator, Margaret Garcia, associate director of communications and marketing, and Sylvia Kutschenreuter, office manager for development, working at the Employee Campaign Captain’s Tent.


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

Mission Pilgrimage with CCVI History and Mission History
Enjoy a pilgrimage of the San Antonio Missions, San Fernando Cathedral and the CCVI history from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1. The pilgrimage starts at the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. Register at http://www.uiw.edu/eccl/pilgrimage/ or call the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership (210) 283-6423. If you have any questions, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, CCVI, at (210) 283-6423 or kirk@uiwtx.edu.


Events

SAAHJ presents a Latino Voting Issues Symposium at UIW
UIW is hosting a symposium from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, in the Ingrid Seddon Recital Hall related to this year’s Hispanic vote produced by the San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists in coordination with the Society for Professional Journalists. The doors will open at 8:30 a.m. for registration and refreshments, with welcome remarks at 9:15 a.m. Guests can retrieve tickets at this link. For more info, contact Margaret Garcia at (210) 829-6001 or mlgarci2@uiwtx.edu.

UIW International Lunch Series
UIW Dining and UIW International Affairs brings the community a cultural lunch featuring Middle Eastern cuisine in the Marian Hall @ ICC dining hall from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27. Enjoy music, henna and a taste of this month's featured country: Saudi Arabia. For more info, contact Sheena Connell at (210) 805-5705 or sconnell@uiwtx.edu.

Concert at the Cove
The UIW Cardinal Jazz Band will be performing at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Cove Restaurant (606 West Cypress, 78212) and featuring UIW alumna Jacqueline Sotelo on vocals. For more info, contact Jim Waller at (210) 445-0412 or jwaller@uiwtx.edu.

Tech Assist Workshop
Major changes have been made to the UIW app since last spring. We invite everyone who uses app to join Troy Knickerbocker at 12 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30, in the Mabee Library Auditorium as he demonstrates these changes and talks about future upgrades to the app. Register here: http://bit.ly/2b0Lovk. For more info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or tpeak@uiwtx.edu.

2016 theatre the day room

The Day Room
The UIW Department of Theatre Arts invites you to The Day Room in the Cheever Theatre. Robert Ball directs The Day Room with scenery designer by Christopher McCollum, costumes designed by Margaret Mitchell and lighting designed by Justin Bennett. Ticket prices are: adults: $12, seniors: $9, non-UIW student: $8, groups (10 or more): $7, UIW students, faculty and staff attend free of charge with their valid UIW ID.

Show times are:

  • 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30
  • 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1
  • 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 2
  • 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 6
  • 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 7
  • 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8

For more info, contact Chrissie Young at (210) 829-3000 or theatre@uiwtx.edu.

St. Francis of Assisi Blessing of the Animals and Prayer for Creation
The annual St. Francis of Assisi Blessing of the Animals and Prayer for Creation will take place at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 3, at the entrance to the Headwaters Sanctuary. Bring your pets to be blessed. Enjoy God’s creation and pray that we may work together to preserve it. This event is co-sponsored by UIW Liturgical Outreach and the Headwaters Coalition, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. For more info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, CCVI, at (210) 829-3854 or kirk@uiwtx.edu.

UIW National Night Out
Join the UIW community at this year's National Night Out from 4 – 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4. Enjoy an evening of games, activities, music and free food and receive valuable information on campus safety, healthy living, sexual assault prevention and drug and alcohol awareness. The event is free and open to all UIW students, faculty and staff. For more info, please contact the Office of Campus Engagement at (210) 829-6034.

Heritage Day Ceremony
The 23rd Annual Heritage Day Ceremony will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. The university will recognize full-time employees who have contributed milestone years of service. Immediately following the ceremony, the university will hold a reception in Heritage Hall located at the Village of Incarnate Word. For more info, contact Heather Hamilton at (210) 832-2104 or hdhamilt@uiwtx.edu.

Bomba Latina Festival
The Institute of World Cultures is hosting Bomba Latina Festival from 4:30 – 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, this event introduces the community to Latin dance and music. This event will have mariachi's, a create your own sombrero station, as well as free salsa and tango dancing lessons. For more info, contact Chrystal Yi at (210) 805-5820 or uiwiwc1@gmail.com.


Department News

2016 technology 4 lunch

Instructional Technology held a Technology 4 Lunch workshop where students, faculty and staff were taught about cloud computing and Microsoft Office 365 Friday, Sept. 16.

2016 fall career fair

The Office of Career Services & Professional Development hosted a career fair Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. Pictured above are (left to right) are Michelle McWilliams, advisor of career services, and Abreetta Bonner, coordinator of career services.

Mindfulness Groups
The Office of Counseling Services is offering a free mindfulness group from 12 – 12:45 p.m., each Friday through Oct. 28, in the Administration Building, Room 422. Attendees will learn about the benefits of mindfulness, and each week a new technique will be practiced. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate and experience what it is like to be aware of the present moment. For more info, contact Dr. Christopher Leeth at (210) 829-3127 or leeth@uiwtx.edu.

Alpha Lounge Tuesdays
Alpha: First Generation Student Success would like to open the doors of Alpha Lounge again between 1 – 4 p.m. every Tuesday to students who would like to meet with their Alpha faculty or peer mentor, have questions or just do some work and hang out. Alpha Lounge will take place in the Mabee Library staff lounge on the second floor next to the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Snacks and drinks will be provided. For more info, contact Dr. Tanja Stampfl at (210) 829-3885 or stampfl@uiwtx.edu.

Improvisations – Oil Paintings Art Exhibit Opening Reception
The UIW community is invited to the opening reception for Steven G. Smith’s oil paintings from 6 – 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23, at the Rosenberg School of Optometry (9725 Datapoint Dr., 78229). The exhibit will be on display from Sept. 23 – Nov. 30. For more on Steven G. Smith, visit this link. For more info about the reception and the exhibit, contact Cesar Hernandez at (210) 930-8686 or ceherna3@uiwtx.edu.

Sondos Alhajouj Thesis Defense
Sondos Alhajouj invites the community to attend a public defense of her master's thesis, "A Preliminary Examination of the Bacterial Diversity Harbored by the Pill Bug (Armadillidium vulgare)," scheduled for 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26, in the Bonilla Science Hall, Room 222. Dr. David Starkey is her thesis supervisor. For more info, contact Duncan Hayse at (210) 829-2758 or hayse@uiwtx.edu.

Sr. Charles Marie Frank Distinguished Lecture
Join the Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions invites for the 2016 Sr. Charles Marie Frank Distinguished Lecture Tuesday, Sept. 27, in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. The academic poster display begins at 3 p.m. Anne Mare T. Brooks, PhD, MBA, FAAN, FACHE, FNAP, will present her lecture, Nursing Through a Lens: Leadership for Global Health, starting at 4 p.m. For more info, contact Sally Tobin at (210) 283-5093 or atobin@uiwtx.edu.

Tuition Exchange Information Sessions
Please join the Office of Human Resources for information sessions about the Tuition Exchange Program. There will be two sessions in the Nursing Building, Room 142. The first session will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27, and the second session will be at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28. They will cover eligibility criteria, information about the three tuition exchange programs, and the application process. For more info, contact Mike Schneid at (210) 829-6083 or schneid@uiwtx.edu.

Edwin L. Blanton III Dissertation Defense
Edwin L. Blanton III will hold a public defense of his doctoral dissertation, "The Impact of Short-Term International Volunteers on the Capacity Development of a School in the Caribbean," at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Dr. David Campos is chair of his dissertation committee. For more info, contact Duncan Hayse at (210) 829-2758 or hayse@uiwtx.edu.

The Entrepreneur & Athlete Visas Workshop
International Affairs is hosting an Entrepreneur & Athlete Visas Workshop from 3 – 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. This workshop is open to students, staff and faculty. Guest attorney Arthur Serratelli will present about visa options and pathways for aspiring international entrepreneurs and also international athletes. For more info, contact Sheena Connell at (210) 805-5705 or intl@uiwtx.edu.

Work Visa for Non-Profits Workshop
International Affairs is hosting a Work Visa for Non-Profits Workshop from 3 – 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. This workshop is open to students, staff and faculty. Guest attorney Arthur Serratelli presents about visa options and pathways for international students planning to work in the non-profit sector. The workshop is aimed at educating international students, advisors, faculty about visa options after graduation. For more info, contact Sheena Connell at (210) 805-5705 or intl@uiwtx.edu.

Multicultural Millennials and Generation Z – An Advertising Perspective
UIW alumna Sandra Gomez Oregon is speaking on Multicultural Millennials and Generation Z – An Advertising Perspective as part of Hispanic Heritage Month at 12 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the Mabee Library Auditorium. She is now the Chief of Strategy & Implementation at Emprendedora – Multicultural Marketing Solutions. For more info, contact Dr. Scott Roberts at (210) 832-2141 or sdrobert@uiwtx.edu.


Athletics News

2016 meet the mission athletics pic

Student athletes are pictured above with Sr. Walter Maher, CCVI, vice president for mission and ministry, assisting with the garden at the Pax Christi Church as part of Meet the Mission Friday, Sept. 16.

UIW Soccer Schedule for September at Benson Stadium:

Sept. 23: Women’s Soccer vs. Southeastern Louisiana, 7 p.m.
Sept. 25: Women’s Soccer vs. Nicholls, 1 p.m.
Sept. 25: Men’s Soccer Alumni Game, 4 p.m.

UIW Football Schedule for September at Benson Stadium:

Sept. 24: Football vs. McNeese, 6 p.m.

UIW Volleyball Schedule for September at McDermott Convocation Center:

Sept. 24: Women’s Volleyball vs. Abilene Christian, 11 a.m.

For ticket info, contact (210) 829-3000.


Community News

2016 meet the mission

Faculty, staff and students came together to serve the San Antonio community for the 11th annual Meet the Mission event Friday, Sept. 16. Pictured above (left to right) are Dr. Lisa Lockhart, assistant professor of psychology, Dr. Lopita Nath, associate professor and chair of history, Dr. Michael Tallon, professor of Spanish and chair of modern languages, and Dr. Tanja Stampfl, associate professor of English, in the McDermott Convocation Center before they departed into the community.

2016 henrich fencing center dedication ceremony

Pictured above are (left to right) Scott LeBlanc, director of recreation, sport & wellness, and Dr. William Carleton, professor and chair of kinesiology, at the Henrich Fencing Center Dedication Ceremony Friday, Sept. 16.

2016 light the way volunteer day yvonne burns

Yvonne Burns, administrative assistant to the dean of the school of mathematics, science and engineering, volunteered her time to help install brand new light bulbs into Christmas light strands that will be placed across campus as part of the Light the Way Volunteer Day Saturday, Sept. 17.

2016 what we know about gun violence

Pictured above (left to right) are Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, CCVI, professor of religious studies, and Dr. Roger Barnes, professor and chair of sociology & criminal justice, at the Gun Violence and Gun Control: What We Know lecture Tuesday, Sept. 20.

2016 constitution day

UIW celebrated Constitution Day Tuesday, Sept. 20, with a lecture by Dr. Ronald Keith Gaddie. Pictured above (left to right) are Dr. Kevin Vichcales, associate provost and dean of the College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences, Dr. Gary Keith, associate professor of government and international affairs, Dr. Ronald Keith Gaddie, professor and chair of political science at The University of Oklahoma, Dr. Lydia Andrade, professor and chair of government and international affairs, Dr. Scott Dittloff, professor of government and international affairs, and Dr. Jim Creagan, lecturer of government and international affairs.

2016 justin berner farewellThe community said goodbye to Justin Berner this week as he moves on to a new opportunity. Justin has worked at UIW for nine years as a print/copy center assistant. Pictured above (left to right) are Mike Hood, director of print services and graphic design, Justin Berner, Marisol Martinez, graphic designer, and Albert Guerrero Jr., print distribution manager.

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Submit Your Red Cocktail Recipe
The Office of Alumni & Parent Relations is looking for the perfect red cocktail recipe to become UIW's signature drink. All drink submissions must be emailed to alumni@uiwtx.edu by Friday, Sept. 23. All recipes will be entered into preliminary judging before the Cardinal Cocktail Showdown in October. Cocktails cannot be frozen, and must be red. If you have any questions, please contact Mercedes Moreno at (210) 805-3595 or mjmoreno@uiwtx.edu. This contest is open to UIW alumni, parents and employees.

2016 development brick cardinal walk of pride

Make Your Mark on the Cardinal Walk of Pride
The UIW community is welcome to “make their mark” on the new Cardinal Walk of Pride sidewalk that will be located in front of the Student Engagement Center. You can purchase a personalized engraved brick (4”x8”) or paver (12”x12”) for placement in the sidewalk. Demonstrate your support of our students and your commitment to educational excellence at UIW. Prices for the pavers and bricks are located on this form. For more info, contact Alex Castaneda at (210) 829-6071 or macasta1@uiwtx.edu.

Proposals for the October Season of Peace and Justice Welcome
The community is welcome to join the planning committee for the October season of Peace and Justice. The committee welcoming is from 12 – 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23, in Cardinals Courtyard. See the call for presentations, history and ideas at http://www.uiw.edu/PeaceDay/index.html. For more info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, CCVI at (210) 283-6423 or  kirk@uiwtx.edu


Faculty Focus

Blackboard User’s Group Meeting
This session at 12 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23, shows faculty additional options for managing student interaction with the Grade Center. Please bring your lap top or tablet to the Administration Building, Room 245, as you will be interacting with your Grade Center in real time. Register here: http://bit.ly/2aGI0XD. For more info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or tpeak@uiwtx.edu.

Top 10 Ways to Change Student Motivation
UIW faculty is invited to a presentation by Rachel Walker to discuss the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, as well as 10 practical strategies for helping students build intrinsic motivation for course work. Two session times are available in the Admin. Bldg., Room 212: 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept., 28, with snacks and cold drinks provided, or 12 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29, with lunch provided. Register here. For more info, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or kallwein@uiwtx.edu.

International Student Internship & Career Pathways Workshop
International Student and Scholar Services invites faculty and staff who support, teach and advise international students to this workshop at 12 p.m., Friday, Oct. 7, in the AT&T Board Room in the ICC. The International Student & Scholar Services staff explore immigration restrictions and how it can affect your classroom. For more info and to RSVP, contact Sheena Connell at (210) 805-5705 or intl@uiwtx.edu.

Technology Thursdays: Grade Center Session 1
Instructional Technology is hosting a Grade Center session from 6 – 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13, online through the Zoom interface. Register here: http://bit.ly/2c44Qrv. Please note that registration for all sessions ends 24 hours prior to the session’s start time. For more info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or tpeak@uiwtx.edu.


For Your Student

Light the Way Display Board Contest
All student organizations are invited to participate in the Display Board Contest, an annual tradition where student groups paint boards to display throughout campus over the holiday, from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, in the Ancira Parking Garage. Boards will reflect this year's theme, "The Lights are Bright on Broadway." Awards will be given. Register here. For more info, contact (210) 829-6001 or nurmi@uiwtx.edu.


Brainpower Connection

IWHS Highlight

2016 light the way volunteer day iwhs

Deborah Quinones, IWHS faculty, helped replace light bulbs in Christmas light strands as part of the Light the Way Volunteer Day Saturday, Sept. 17.

Incarnate Word High School Fall Open House
The Incarnate Word High School (IWHS) Fall Open House is an opportunity for prospective students to learn more about IWHS. They will have the opportunity to tour the campus, talk with faculty from each department and learn more about some of our organizations. The open house is from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22, at Incarnate Word High School’s campus. For more info, contact Carli Valverde at (210) 829-3123 or iwhsenroll@uiwtx.edu.

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

Divide in Concord Film Screening
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word presents Divide in Concord at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the SoL Center (300 Bushnell Ave., 78212). The film uses the 1775 Concord patriots' "shot heard round the world" as a metaphor for another revolution. For more info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or pamela.ball@amormeus.org.

The Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas Presents 1916: The Irish Rebellion
The Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas Presents 1916: The Irish Rebellion at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Grossman International Conference Center. This documentary depicts the events surrounding the 1916 Easter rising in Dublin, Ireland. This event eventually led to Irish independence in 1918. The film is narrated by Liam Neeson. For more info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or cdowdpa@hotmail.com.

A Meditation in The Headwaters Sanctuary
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word is hosting a guided meditation from 9 – 10:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 30, at the entrance of the Headwaters Sanctuary. This is a guided meditation along the Great Oak Trail providing an opportunity to experience the woodland as a wellspring of wonder and awe and delight. The walk is limited to 14. Reserve a space by emailing pamela.ball@amormeus.org.

BEES: Tales from the Hive Film Screening
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word presents BEES: Tales from the Hive at 3:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 3, in the CHRISTUS Heritage Hall at the Village at Incarnate Word. For more info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or pamela.ball@amormeus.org.

 

Our thoughts and prayers go to: 

  • Mary Phelps, Jerome G. Parma, Jr., James Parma and Barbara Peterson & their families on the recent loss of their mother, Kathleen Kennon Parma (IWHS ’45, BSN ’52, MA ’69).
  • The family & many friends of Mary Helen “Pinkie” Pinner (IWHS ’42, BA ’46) on her recent death.
  • Joseph Schreiber & family on the recent loss of his wife, Shirley Marie Morin Schreiber (IWHS ’52, ALND ’57).
  • Sarah Young & family on the recent loss of her husband, Ryan Randall Young (BS ’14, current student – expected MBA ’17).

 

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.