The UIW community was invited to hear CPS CEO Doyle Beneby share his personal story and how it shaped his decisions as CEO of CPS on Tuesday, Feb. 24 from 1 – 2 p.m. in the Mabee Library Auditorium. Pictured above is Dr. Louis Agnese , Jr. (left), president of UIW, with Doyle Beneby (right), chief executive officer of CPS Energy.
Our Lady’s Chapel Services
All are welcome.
“The stone which the masons rejected is now the cornerstone” (Matthew 21:42) gives us hope that although we might appear odd or broken to others, with God’s love and help we can change the world we live in.
Deadline: The 2015 CCVI Spirit Awards Nominations
Faculty, administration, staff, and students are invited to submit one or more nominations by Saturday, Feb. 28. Nominations made in previous years for persons who were not selected will be reconsidered each year. If in any year the Selection Committee determines that no suitable candidate has been proposed, the award will not be given out that year. To enter your nomination, please visit http://www.uiw.edu/mission/traditions/ccvi.html.
The Beauty Queen of Leenane
The UIW Theatre Department presents Martin McDonagh’s riveting play The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Feb. 20-28 in its Cheever Theatre. The production features New York stage and screen actress Laura Poe who has appeared in feature films with Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon as well as in TV series such as House of Cards, Nurse Jackie, Law and Order and many others. The show times for this production are:
Tickets for UIW students, faculty and staff are free.
This production is not for children under the age of 12. For more information, you may contact Chrissie Young at (210) 829-3800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the date for the 38th Annual Swing-In Auction Party: "Throwback to the 80s" set for Thursday, April 30 in the McCombs Center Sky Room. The Golf Tournament will take place on Friday, May 1 at The Republic Golf Course. Proceeds benefit UIW student scholarships. To details and to register visit www.uiw.edu/swingin or call 210-829-6013.
The 38th Annual Swing-In Auction Party & Golf Tournament: Raffle Tickets for Sale
The 38th Annual Swing-In Auction Party & Golf Tournament is around the corner, Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1. Buy your raffle tickets today for the opportunity to win luxury prizes by calling (210) 829-6013 or emailing email@example.com. To purchase raffle tickets online, click here.
Our 2015 Cutting EdgeTM Fiesta Medals are available to be purchased. They are $5 and can be purchased at the Fiesta Commission Store (2611 Broadway St., San Antonio, TX 78215) or the UIW Fashion Office here on campus. The medal will also be available for purchase the evening of the Cutting EdgeTM Fiesta Fashion Show. For more information on the medals, contact the UIW Fashion Department at (210) 832-3219.
The 2015 Cutting EdgeTM Fiesta® Fashion Show
The 2015 Cutting Edge™ Fiesta® Fashion Show will be held Tuesday, April 14. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the fashion show starts at 7 p.m. at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts (100 Auditorium Circle San Antonio, TX 78205). Tickets from $25 – $125 For tickets call (210) 223-8624 or visit www.tobincenter.org/box-office/2015-04/cutting-edge-fiesta-fashion-show.
On Thursday, Feb. 26, UIW Career Services hosted a full-time job fair in the Rosenberg
Sky Room from 1 – 4 p.m. Students and alumni were able to meet with job recruiters
from a number of local companies for paid, full-time positions. Pictured above are
Abreetta Goode (far left), career services coordinator, Darlene Moczygemba (second
from the left), secretary of career services, Rochelle Ramirez (third from the left),
student engagement specialist, and UIW students as they sign in to enter the fair.
UIW Part-Time Job Fair
The UIW Office of Career Services & Professional Development is hosting the 2015 UIW Part-Time Job Fair on Wednesday, March 4 from 2 – 4 p.m. in the Marian Ballroom. This job fair will host a variety of job opportunities that are paid and part-time for students. For more information on this fair, contact Career Services at (210) 829-3931 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UIW Department of Music presents their Outliers Concert on Thursday, March 5 from 8 – 9:30 p.m. The group will perform a variety of early and contemporary music. This event is free to the public and will take place in the Seddon Recital Hall. For more information, contact the UIW Department of Music at (210) 829-3855 or email@example.com.
"Accuracy in Advertising," Panel Discussion
As part of the Principles of Marketing class, Ethics in Business San Antonio (EIBSA), a group of volunteer community leaders, will be presenting a panel discussion on “Accuracy in Advertising” on Monday, March 2, 2015 from 1:30 – 2:45 p.m. in the Mabee Library Auditorium. Our panelists are as follows: John Hornsby, director of the Zachry Group, John H. Ferguson, senior vice president of Frost Bank, Michael Cubeta, vice president of Security Service Federal Credit Union, Suzanne Schorlemer Bailey, managing counsel of H-E-B and Mary Beth Fisk, executive director and chief executive officer of The Ecumenical Center. Come and engage in this interactive discussion as our distinguished guests discuss the ethical dilemmas facing business leaders in the workplace. For more information on this event, contact Dr. Esmeralda de los Santos at (210) 829-3179 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
118th Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Science
UIW School of Math, Science & Engineering will host the 118th Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Science Friday, March 6 - Sunday, March 8 on the UIW campus. Over 600 scientists from all over Texas have registered to attend this meeting. There will be 250 oral and poster presentations of their scientific research. The meeting will also honor a Texas Distinguished Scientist and an Outstanding Texas Educator. A professional development session will be held for scientists, and a recruitment session for graduate and professional schools and a panel discussion will be held for students. Scientific vendors will also be on hand to present information about their products and services. The meeting will culminate with an awards banquet, Saturday evening, March 7 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Skyroom. At the banquet students will receive awards on their presentations. Sunday morning, attendees can participate in tours of the Headwaters as well as the UIW Solar House and Broadcast Meteorology facilities. For more information, contact Dr. Paul Foglesong, (210) 283-5033 or email@example.com.
Graduate Writing Institute – Writing Clinic
The Graduate Writing Institute (GWI) is designed to provide graduate students at UIW with an in-depth and personalized approach to the development of professional and academic writing skills. The writing clinics are designed for one on one assistance. This session is Saturday, March 7 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the Nursing Building, Room 214. For more information on this event, contact Jessica Mesa at (210) 832-5628 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
EAP would like to congratulate all those at the conclusion of this week’s successful SACSCOC reaffirmation visit.
UIW Basketball Season
The UIW Athletic Department invites the community to enjoy men’s and women’s basketball. Games for February and March are listed below.
Feb. 28: Men’s Basketball at Lamar, 6 p.m.
March 2: Men’s Basketball at Stephen F. Austin, 7 p.m.
March 5: Men’s Basketball vs. Abilene Christian, McDermott Convocation Center, 8 p.m.
March 7: Men’s Basketball at Houston Baptist, 7 p.m.
Feb. 28: Women’s Basketball at Lamar, 4 p.m.
March 5: Women’s Basketball vs. Abilene Christian, McDermott Convocation Center, 6 p.m.
March 7: Women’s Basketball vs. Houston Baptist, McDermott Convocation Center, 2 p.m.
UIW Baseball & Softball Season
The UIW Athletic Department invites the community to enjoy men’s baseball and women’s softball. Games for February and March are listed below.
Feb. 27: Men’s Baseball at New Mexico State University, 6:05 p.m.
Feb. 28: Men’s Baseball at New Mexico State University, 1:05 p.m.
March 1: Men’s Baseball at New Mexico State University, 1:05 p.m.
March 3: Men’s Baseball vs. UT Pan American, Sullivan Field, 2 p.m.
March 6: Men’s Baseball vs. Southeastern Louisiana, Sullivan Field, 6:30 p.m.
March 7: Men’s Baseball vs. Southeastern Louisiana, Sullivan Field, 3 p.m.
March 8: Men’s Baseball vs. Southeastern Louisiana, Sullivan Field, 1 p.m.
March 10: Men’s Baseball at UT, 6:30 p.m.
March 13: Men’s Baseball at McNeese State, 6 p.m.
March 14: Men’s Baseball at McNeese State, 3 p.m.
March 15: Men’s Baseball at McNeese State, 1 p.m.
Feb. 27: Women’s Softball vs. Jackson State University @ Gulfport, MS – 11:30 a.m.
Feb. 27: Women’s Softball vs. University of Southern Mississippi @ Gulfport, MS – 4:30 p.m.
Feb. 28: Women’s Softball vs. Jackson State University @ Gulfport, MS – 10 a.m.
Feb. 28: Women’s Softball vs. Mississippi Valley State @Gulfport, MS – 12:30 p.m.
March 6: Women’s Softball at Northwestern State, 3 p.m.
March 7: Women’s Softball at Northwestern State, 1 p.m.
March 10: Women’s Softball at Mississippi Valley State, 1 p.m.
March 11: Women’s Softball at University of Louisiana at Monroe, 4 p.m.
March 13: Women’s Softball at Southeastern Louisiana, 4 p.m.
March 14: Women’s Softball at Southeastern State, 12 p.m.
Admission to home games is $10. For more information, please contact Kevin Lepore at (210) 805-3000 or email@example.com.
Track and Field Spring Program Fundraiser
The Track and Field Program has launched its Spring 2015 team fundraiser using gofundme.com (link is here). The fundraiser runs until Sunday, March 1. In addition, the team is providing the fundraiser webpage to friends, family and the community as a way to showcase their season and provide a way for everyone to show their support to the team. For more information, contact Derek Riedel at (210) 355-8535 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UIW Basketball Blood Drive
Looking to do your part and make a difference? The UIW Basketball Team is hosting a South Texas Blood and Tissue Center Blood Drive on Thursday, March 5 from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. in the Natatorium Parking Lot. For more information on this event, contact Kevin Lepore at (210) 805-3000 or email@example.com.
Leslie Todd, information literacy coordinator at the Mabee Library, is mourning the loss of her mother, Cella Doss Todd. The funeral is scheduled for Thursday, March 5, 9:30 a.m., at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
Blind Date with a Book
February is Library Lovers' Month and the Mabee Library is celebrating by offering you a Blind Date with a Book, including books brand new to the collection. Books will be wrapped (to maintain anonymity) and displayed with a few facts to help you decide which one is right for you. And make sure to write what you love about the library on our Library Lovers' Month board before you check out. The event runs now through Saturday, Feb. 28 in the Mabee Library. For more information, contact Taylor Fox at (210) 283-6316 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Redbird Research On Call
Librarians will be visiting campus buildings to assist students and faculty with their research using library resources. Need some help? Look for Redbird Research on Call at the following times and locations:
For more information, please contact Melissa Torres at (210) 829-6098 or at email@example.com.
Newt Courtney Dissertation Defense
Newt Courtney is conducting a public defense of his dissertation on Friday, Feb. 27 10 – 11:30 a.m. in Room 221 of Mabee Library. The title of his dissertation is "An Assessment of the Relationship Between the Hospital Chief Executive Officer's Leadership Behaviors and Hospital Success." The chair of Courtney’s dissertation committee is Dr. Dan Dominguez. For more information, please contact Duncan Hayse at (210) 829-2758 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girls Global Summit
The Women’s Global Connection is hosting a free event geared towards females ages 10 and up on Saturday, Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Marian Hall. Hear projects with global themes and local significance shared by high school girl groups. Support the girls and participate in dialogue with them. Meet the 2015 Globally Awesome Girl. This event and lunch are free. You can register online:
The Information Resources Division will be conducting the scheduled February monthly maintenance beginning Friday, Feb. 27 (6:00 PM) through Saturday, Feb. 28 (7:30AM).
The following production change items will be included in the maintenance window:
During the maintenance window the following systems will not be available:
Please visit the Information Resources Division website for February Maintenance updates: http://www.uiw.edu/ird
Presidential Teaching Award Nominations 2015
The Provost’s Office is requesting nominations for the Presidential Teaching Award. Nominations will be accepted through Saturday, Feb. 28. This annual award acknowledges and rewards a full-time faculty member who exemplifies excellence in teaching that leads to student engagement. A $5,000 stipend will be presented by Dr. Agnese to the award recipient who then becomes a member of the selection committee in succeeding years. Current students, alumni and colleagues are invited to make nominations accompanied by the reason the nominee is deserving of the award. For full details and a nomination form, visit www.uiw.edu/teacher. Former recipients include Dr. Roger Barnes, William Gokelman, Dr. Neeta Singh, Dr. Bill Carleton, Theresa Tiggeman, Dr. Paul Lewis, Dr. Lydia Andrade, Dr. Jessica Kimmel, Dr. Doug Gilmour and Dr. Brian McBurnett.
The Stories of Women in Our Lives
As part of Dr. Stampfl’s Women’s Writing Class (Engl 3340), Olivia Almirudis, Ivonne Ayala, Gabriela Bogran, and Megan McKenna will share the stories they have collected through oral histories on Tuesday, March 3 from 12 – 1 p.m. in the Bonilla Science Hall, Room 111. Olivia will share the story of Maria Almirudis and her journey of a woman, daughter, sister, mother, and pastor's wife across cultures and languages. Ivonne will tell the story of Carmen Lucia Romo Aguilera, a Mexican woman, one of the oldest of 8 siblings, and who has 3 daughters and 5 grandchildren. Everyone is invited to attend this Women’s History Month Event. For more information, contact Dr. Tanja Stampfl at (210) 829-3885 or email@example.com.
The Mabee Library Presents... Farhad's Film Series
The Mabee Library presents Farhad’s Film Series on Wednesday, March 4 from 2 - 3:30 p.m. in The Mabee Library, Room 221. Stolen Education (67 minutes) documents the untold story of Mexican-American schoolchildren who challenged discrimination in Texas schools in the 1950s and changed the face of education in the Southwest. For more information, please contact Farhad Moshiri at (210) 829-3842 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marching Cardinals Uniform Unveiling
You are invited to a special unveiling of the new Marching Cardinals uniform and tour of the new UIW Music Building on Wednesday, March 4 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the UIW Music Building (4301 Broadway). Light reception to follow. Please RSVP at www.uiwalumni.org/banduniform. You may also make a donation to the Marching Cardinals at www.gofundme.com/cardinalband. For more information contact Dr. Lisa McNary at 210-829-6014 or email@example.com.
Joe Frost Reception at the Rosenberg Sky Room, The Association for the Study of Play
The event, Thursday, March 5 from 5 - 7 p.m. in the Rosenberg Sky Room, is a reception to honor the life and work of Joe Frost, Ph.D., our UIW benefactor and founder of the Frost Collection of the Mabee Library. It is given as part of The Association for the Study of Play's annual conference, which is being held in San Antonio. Conference attendees, our education students, and faculty will be in attendance. Many noted scholars will be in attendance. We will also be giving IPEMA (International Play Equipment Manufacturer’s Association) an award at that time, and Lesley Sillaman will be accepting the award on IPEMA’s behalf. They have been the primary sponsor (other than the Frosts) for 11 years. For more information, contact Dr. Mary Ruth Moore at (210) 839-5038 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternative Spring Break
The University of the Incarnate Word's Office of Mission and Ministry will hold its Sixth Annual Alternative Spring Break from March 6-13 and the Friday following Spring Break on March 20. Please consider signing up and encourage students to sign up. For more information about this event, visit http://www.uiw.edu/mission/services/altsprbreak.html.
UIW Campus Closures
On Saturday, March 7 – March 14, the bridge coming down the hill from Joeris Hall to the Grounds Shop will be closed due to construction. On Saturday, March 14 – there will be an electrical shutdown for 8 hours to the entire ICC building. The outage should be from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Questions should be directed to facilities maintenance at (210) 829-6023.
DSE Candidate Meet and Greet
The Dreeben School of Education (DSE) invites the UIW community to attend the Meet and Greet session scheduled for faculty candidates for the DSE Master’s and Doctoral Programs. Join us for the following dates and times in Gorman Building 120:
For more information, please contact Dr. Norman S. Clair at 210-829-3138 or email@example.com.
Spring Break Adobe Workshop - Creativity on the Cloud
Join Michael Clayton and Adela Gott for a three-day symposium focusing on the following topics:
- Tuesday, March 10 - 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Adobe Acrobat Pro - If you missed the fall,
2014 Adobe Acrobat form management session, here is your chance to attend. Join Michael
Clayton as he explains how to plan, design, edit, and distribute online forms. The
session is open to faculty and administrative staff with a strong background in Microsoft
- Wednesday, March 11 – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Adobe Photoshop - Adela Gott will explain how to use Photoshop to edit, repair, or annotate image files.
- Thursday, March 12 – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Adobe Illustrator - Adela Got will teach this course with the goal of creating a poster
For more information on this event, you may contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Swing-In Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed for the 38th annual Swing-In Auction Party & Golf Tournament on Thursday, April 30 & Friday, May 1. Students (21 years of age or older), faculty, staff & alumni are encouraged to participate in this two-day event that benefits student scholarships. The volunteer request form can be found at http://uiw.edu/swingin/volunteerform.html. You can also contact Kayla Rice at email@example.com for more information.
In a rush? If you eat in a hurry, you may be eating more than you realize. Try ordering a smaller size or packing a smaller portion.
Employee Wellness on Facebook
The mission of the UIW Employee Wellness Committee is “To promote health of spirit, mind and body across the UIW community, and nurture new models of and leaders in health and wellness.” Check us out on Facebook and like our page at www.facebook.com/uiwemployeewellness
Why Won’t They Talk? Helping English Language Learning Students Participate in Class
New international students sometimes find the American classroom a bit of a shock. The cultural norms frequently differ radically from what they have previously experienced. These students, often outstanding, English students at home—sometimes find that their oral English is not as strong as they had believed. As a result, they may retreat into silence. Participants will learn practical strategies for engaging English Language Learning (ELL) students in class activities. These approaches can also help draw more reticent native speakers into class discussion, too.
Presenter: Letitia Harding (English)
Wednesday March 4 (12-1 pm with lunch) or Thursday March 5 (8-9 am with breakfast) AD 212
All full-time faculty are invited to discuss the proposed changes to the Faculty Handbook which involve the addition of a College/School Rank and Tenure Committee to each school/college, and the a specific process for including these committees into third year review and the promotion and tenure process for full-time faculty on Monday, March 16 from 12 – 1 p.m. in the Mabee Library Auditorium. A proposed change to the Faculty Senate Bylaws, adding a process for promotion to Senior Instructor, will also be discussed. There will be a short presentation and a question and answer period. For more information, contact Dr. Maria Felix-Ortiz at (210) 364-9023 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015-16 Internal Faculty Research Awards Applications Deadline
Do you have a research or scholarly project, but just need a little time, money, or an extra hand? Faculty research award applications are now being accepted for the 2015-16 academic year. These awards include: 25% workload release for full-time faculty, up to $3,000 in financial support for research activities, and a two-semester graduate research assistantship. Applications are due at noon on Monday, April 13. For application materials and details go online or contact Rebecca Ohnemus for assistance (email@example.com or (210) 805-3036).
Lunch & Learn: Keeping the Resolve in your New Year's Resolutions: Motivational Interviewing
to Enhance Your Overall Wellness
Join the Employee Wellness Committee for a Lunch & Learn - Keeping the Resolve in your New Year's Resolutions: Motivational Interviewing to Enhance Your Overall Wellness, presented by Dr. Joshua Smalley, DO, Maj, USAF/MC, Adolescent Medicine Fellow, Thursday, March 5 from 12 – 1 p.m. in the Marian Ballroom. Lunch will be provided by Health Services. For more information on this event, please contact Kristi Galloway at (210) 805-5873 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Stations of the Cross and Lenten Dinner
St. Anthony Catholic High School Mission and Ministry will be presenting The Stations of the Cross and hosting our Lenten Chalupa Dinner on Friday, Feb. 27. The Stations will be read in the Chapel at 6 p.m. and the Chalupa Dinner will begin at 7 p.m. in Gym #1. The dinner tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased at the door. We invite everyone to attend The Stations of the Cross as it is a beautiful and solemn reminder of our Lenten journey. Then, please join us as we enjoy our Lenten meal together as a community. All proceeds benefit Mission programs and the Chapel. For more information on this event, contact Rosi Cortez at (210) 832-5691 or email@example.com.
St. Anthony Catholic High School is selling 2015 Fiesta Medals on campus. They’re
available for $7 starting Friday, March 13. For more information, contact St. Anthony
Catholic High School at (210) 832-5600.
Incarnate Word High School is selling 2015 Fiesta Medals on campus. Medals are available for $10 each in the front office, Spirit Shoppe and advancement office. Proceeds benefit Alumnae Scholarships. Veronica Jarazabek ‘15 designed this medal. For more information about purchasing this medal, contact IWHS at 210-829-3102.
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.
The 2015 Irishman of the Year, Terence Peak (center), with the Austin based Consul General of Ireland Adrian Farrell (left) and UIW alumna Joan Moody (right).
South Texas Alamo Irish Festival
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with The Harp & Shamrock Society of Texas at the Annual South Texas Alamo Irish Festival on Saturday March 14th, 11am to 8pm, at the University of the Incarnate Word.
Festivities kick off with Donovan’s Run 5K at 8:30, followed by the St. Patrick's Day Parade on the track of the Gayle & Tom Benson Stadium at 11:30am, and the San Antonio Gaelic Athletic Club will host a Football Tournament at 12:30pm. Enjoy authentic Irish cuisine and live entertainment, including Ravenmoor, San Antonio Pipe & Drums, and Joe Walmsley. Headlining the evening will be the Celtic rock band from Houston, The Blaggards. Enjoy Ireland's beverage of choice, Guinness.
All ages are welcome at this authentic Irish St. Patrick's Day celebration. Tickets for adults are $5, available only the day of the event at the gates. Admission to the South Texas Alamo Irish Festival is free for faculty, students and staff with a UIW ID. Active duty military with a valid ID and children under 12 are FREE. Free parking will be available on the campus of UIW.
For more information, visit harpandshamrock.org or call 210-896-1598.
Our sympathy and prayers go to:
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.