The community was 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. Pictured above is Dr. Brett Richardson (left), assistant professor and coordinator of music education, displaying the new band uniform.
Our Lady’s Chapel Services
All are welcome.
Noon Mass Cancelled
The noon mass in Our Lady’s Chapel is cancelled March 9 – 13 so the Chaplains, Fr. Tom Dymowski and Fr. James Mark Adame may participate in the Alternative Spring Break. Call (210) 829-3131 for info.
Lord, help us to be compassionate and understanding as our Heavenly Father is merciful to us.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. To purchase raffle tickets online, click here.
Our 2015 Cutting EdgeTM Fiesta Medals are available for purchase. They are $5 and can be purchased at the Fiesta Commission Store (2611 Broadway St., San Antonio, TX 78215) or the UIW Fashion Office Joyce Building Suite, second floor. 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 Wednesday, March 4, UIW Career Services hosted a part-time job/internship fair
in the Marian Ballroom from 2 – 4 p.m. Students and alumni were able to meet with
job recruiters from a number of local companies for paid, part-time positions. Pictured
above are Michelle McWilliams (middle), career services advisor, Abreetta Goode (second
from the right), career services coordinator, and UIW students as they sign in to
enter the fair.
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 14 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. at UIW.
Festivities kick off with Donovan’s Run 5K at 8:30 a.m. followed by the St. Patrick's Day Parade at Gayle & Tom Benson Stadium at 11:30 a.m. The San Antonio Gaelic Athletic Club will host a Football Tournament beginning at 12:30 p.m. 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.
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. This is a family friendly event.
For more information, visit harpandshamrock.org or call (210) 896-1598.
St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser
In conjunction with the March 14 South Texas Alamo Irish Festival, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation will be holding a head shaving event to raise funds for childhood cancer research. St. Baldrick’s raises millions annually through its shaving events, and the money benefits children’s cancer research. Among the honored children at the STAIF event are Zoe Knickerbocker, daughter of director of web development Troy Knickerbocker, who is in treatment for leukemia, and Lyndsey Wyatt, IWHS student and daughter of Director of Veteran’s Affairs Karen Wyatt, who was treated last year for osteosarcoma and is now in remission.
Donations are welcome; please use this link for more information: https://www.stbaldricks.org/events/Alamo, or to make a donation directly to St. Baldrick’s.
The festival will feature Irish music, dance, food and games, including Gaelic football;
admission is free for UIW students, faculty and staff with their I.D. For more information
on this fundraiser, you may contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or email@example.com.
Festival of Colors
Join International Affairs and Campus Life in a celebration of Holi and the diversity of UIW on Wednesday, March 18 from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Dubuis Lawn. The event will include a food truck, vendors, cultural activities & games and live performances from Latin and South America, Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, Africa, East Asia and more. Also, join the live demonstration and hands-on opportunity to learn more about fencing and pentathlon events UIW Fencing Center. For more information, contact Sheena Connell at (210) 805-5705 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Las Hermanas: The Struggle is One
This interdisciplinary symposium from Thursday, March 19 through Saturday, March 21 in the Seddon Recital Hall will honor the history, development and legacy of Las Hermanas, a grassroots Latina movement formed 40 years ago to challenge and change the church and its role in society. The conference promises a rich program, including outstanding keynote speakers, academic papers, sharing of stories, celebration in the spirit of Las Hermanas, and an opportunity to visit the new Heritage Center of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word.
Cost for attendees is $50 per person. For more information, contact Adrienne Ambrose
at (210) 283-6344 or email@example.com.
The UIW Campus Activities Board is hosting its annual CABchella event, Wednesday, March 25 from 5 – 10 p.m. in the Natatorium Parking Lot. CABchella is a free event based on a West Coast music festival with local music artists, great attractions, and many festival based accessories and foods. CAB is looking to create this welcoming atmosphere in order to bring students together and enjoy this West Coast experience, while bonding as a campus community. For more information on this event, contact Celina Aur at (901) 326-5056.
UIW Tech Fair
The 2015 UIW Tech Fair will take place Wednesday, April 1 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Marian Ballroom. Now, in its fifth year, the UIW Tech Fair is a showcase of educational technology, demonstrating how our students, faculty and staff are integrating technology into teaching and learning. Stop by and see the latest in educational technology, listen to informative presentations, enjoy some lunch, and pick up some free goodies. Door prizes will be given away. For more information on this event, contact Ana Gonzalez at (210) 832-3937 or firstname.lastname@example.org and visit http://uiw.edu/techfair. Turning Technologies has donated a Clicker Set valued at 1,300. Any UIW faculty member who would like to have a chance at winning will need to submit a presentation to be used at the Tech Fair. The winner does not need to be present to win and will be announced and contacted at the end of the event. Please submit your presentation at: http://www.uiw.edu/techfair/news/2015/call_for_presenters_2015.html
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.
Life After F-1 & J-1 Status
The UIW International Student & Scholar Services is holding an information session Tuesday, March 17 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Ask our guest Immigration Attorney questions and learn about your immigration options. Did you know there are visa options to start you own business? There are also special visa options for Mexican and Canadian Citizens. Learn about H-1B visa, other employment visas, green cards and other visa options inside the US. Open to international students and their advisors, refreshments provided. For more information on this event, contact Sheena Connell at (210) 805-5705 or email@example.com.
The UIW Department of Licensing is holding a Vendor Fair on Wednesday, March 18 from 9:45 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Marian Ballroom. Below is the agenda for the fair:
For more information on this event, please contact Jenness Gough at firstname.lastname@example.org or (210) 283-6448.
Academic & Professional Workshops Series
Graduate school requires a lot of time, come learn how to manage everything from time, stress and your career on Saturday, March 21 from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in Nursing Building 214. For more information, contact Jessica Garcia at (210) 832-5628 or email@example.com.
Power Chair in Education Presentation
The Dreeben School of Education proudly announces a presentation by Dr. Stephanie A. Grote-Garcia, Sister Theophane Power Chair in Education. Grounded in theories of play and child development Dr. Grote-Garcia’s presentation, “Social Media as a 21st Century Playground: An Examination of the Supporting Research, examines the similarities of traditional and virtual play with a specific focus on how both modes prepare individuals for a healthy adult life. Learn more about the multiple opportunities that social media offers for social and cognitive play on Monday, March 23 at 6 p.m. in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. For more information on this event, please contact the DSE Office at (210) 829-3137 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sister Joseph Marie Armer Chair Lecture
The School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering will present the Armer Chair Lecture honoring the memory of Sister Joseph Marie Armer, Thursday, March 26 at 4 p.m. in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. The topic of the lecture is “Levels of Topoisomerases in Human Tumors and Activated T Cells”. Dr. David Foglesong, the current recipient of the endowed chair will give the talk. For more information on this event and to RSVP, contact Kelly Fowler at (210) 829-2718 or email@example.com.
Where Rivers Meet: Writer's Workshop
The UIW Music Department & CHASS present Architectures of Poetry and Time: A Three-Day Writer's Workshop from March 27 – 29. Learn to use traditional Japanese poetic forms to write new English-language creative works. This workshop will be led by David Crandall, former professional of the Hosho School of Noh Theater and will culminate in the opening of an exhibit of noh-related items at the Central Branch of the San Antonio Public Library. The workshop and exhibit are part of "Where Rivers Meet," an education and performance project supported by UIW, Theatre Nohgaku, and St. Luke's Episcopal Church & School. Cost to attend is: $150 for general admission, $75 with Student-ID, $20 for UIW students, faculty and staff. For more information on this event, contact Dr. Kevin Salfen at (210) 829-3849 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UIW Basketball Team hosted a South Texas Blood and Tissue Center Blood Drive Thursday,
March 5 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. in the Natatorium Parking Lot as a part of the UIW –
ACU Challenge. All donors received a pair of basketball tickets to the UIW vs. ACU
game on March 5 and a free t-shirt. Donations went towards Maya Sanders. The women’s
basketball team adopted Maya Sanders last year as a part of Team Impact. Team Impact
improves the quality of life for children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses
through the power of team. Pictured above with the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center
vans in front of the natatorium is Kevin Lepore, ticket manager for the office of
the director of athletics.
UIW Basketball Season
The UIW Athletic Department invites the community to enjoy men’s and women’s basketball. Games for March are listed below.
March 7: Men’s Basketball at Houston Baptist, 7 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 March are listed below.
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.
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.
National Athletic Training Month
March is National Athletic Training Month. UIW is staffed with ten Board Certified Athletic Trainers who are medical professionals that evaluate athletic injuries incurred by UIW athletes, deliver emergency and acute care, develop and administer therapy and rehabilitation protocols, direct the return to play protocols for our athletes, liaise with our team physicians and educate our Athletic Training curriculum students. Please help these dedicated men and women celebrate this special month of recognition. Have you hugged your Athletic Trainer today?
UIW Student Alixzandra Pena is crowned Ms. Fiesta San Antonio 2015
Alixzandra Pena, a senior at UIW in Financial Economics, was crowned Miss Fiesta San Antonio 2015. She was one of 7 finalists who presented a service project aimed at giving back in the community. Alix’s service project and passion focuses on helping first-generation high school students’ transition into college and graduate. “I’m really excited about promoting my service project throughout the city of San Antonio to help students realize their goals in higher education and have a better future.” Alix is a member of the TRIO Student Support Services program and also serves as a Cardinal Community Leader through the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership. She has been active in various student initiatives at UIW and currently serves on the Advisory Board for Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union as a Cardinal Community Leader.
Dr. Caroline Goulet (center), dean of the School of Physical Therapy and Women’s Global Connection (WGC) board member, participated in WGC’s 2015 Girls Global Summit, Saturday, Feb. 28 in Marian Hall Ballroom. Over 200 young girls aged 10 to 18 attended this annual event. Keynote speaker, WNBA star Marie Ferdinand, shared her journey to the WNBA.
Sr. Sally Mitchell is mourning the loss of her sister-in-law Barbara Mitchell who passed away Sunday, March 1. A memorial service will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Palm Beach Gardens, FL (13591 Prosperity Farms Road, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410) on Saturday, March 7. For more information on this service, please call (561) 626-8626. Please keep Sr. Sally Mitchell and her family in your thoughts and prayers.
Women’s Global Connection Announcement
Women’s Global Connection (WGC) is available to talk to classes or UIW groups on topics related to global citizenry, cross-cultural competencies, and women’s empowerment. The mission of this non-profit organization is to promote the learning and leadership of women and girls in the least advantaged regions and countries. The WGC is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and works closely with UIW. WGC currently is offering three part-time, one-year student internships with stipends: a WGC Board internship for undergraduates, plus a WGC Future Leaders of San Antonio internship and a WGC Communications internship for graduate or undergraduate students. For more information, please contact Ada Gonzalez, 828-2224, ext. 297 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.
Alternative Spring Break
UIW’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 will be from approximately 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 St. Clair at (210) 829-3138 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring Break Adobe Workshop - Creativity on the Cloud
Join Michael Clayton and Adela Gott for a three-day symposium focusing on the following topics:
For more information on this event, contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or email@example.com.
Girls' Night Out Event with Marian Jordan Ellis
On Wednesday, March 18 at 8 p.m. in the Rosenberg Sky Room, The Sisterhood of UIW, a new women's student organization, is bringing author and speaker, Marian Jordan Ellis to the University of the Incarnate Word to host a Girl's Night Out Event. At this event, Marian will talk about her book: "Sex and the City Uncovered," which helps women turn from coping with life through "hook-ups, hang-overs, and heartbreaks" to coping with life through true love found in God. The Girls' Night Out Event is open to women from all universities and groups in the San Antonio area, and the cost of attendance is free. Door prizes will be awarded at this event. For more information on this event, contact Olivia Almirudis at (210) 829-2736 or firstname.lastname@example.org
UIW Presents Award-Winning Author Farnoosh Moshiri
Come and experience the award-winning author Farnoosh Moshiri on Thursday, March 19 from 4:30 – 6 p.m. in the Mabee Library Auditorium. Moshiri is the author of four novels and a collection of short stories. She is the recipient of Barthelme Memorial Award, C. Glenn Cambor/Inprint Fellowship, two Barbara Deming Awards for writing of peace and social justice; two consecutive Black Heron Awards for Social Fiction, and Valiente (courage) Award from Voices Breaking Boundaries.
She has taught literature, playwriting, and creative writing in Universities of Tehran, Kabul, Houston, and Syracuse. Currently she is teaching at the University of Houston-Downtown and working on a new novel. Her latest novel and others are available at her website: www.farnooshmoshiri.net and also at Amazon.com. She will do a book signing if you have the books. For more information, contact Dr. Lopita Nath at (210) 832-2187 or email@example.com.
How to Write Good Essays Workshop
Zach Gonzalez will present Alpha's How to Write Good Essays workshop on Wednesday, March 25 from 9 – 10 a.m. in The Mabee Library Room 230. This workshop will assist students with effective essay preparation, construction, and writing skills. For more information on this event, contact Dr. Tanja Stampfl at (210) 829-3885 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mabee Library will present instruction on how to use the library's new online catalog and how to locate library resources on Tuesday, March 31 from 3 – 4 p.m. in Library Room 230. For more information, please contact Melissa Torres at (210) 829-6098 or email@example.com.
The Employee Wellness Committee held a lunch and learn event titled, “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, Thursday, March 5 from 12 – 1 p.m. in the Marian Ballroom. Pictured above are Scott LeBlanc (left), assistant director of athletic training facilities, Dr. Joshua Smalley, DO, Maj, USAF/MC, adolescent medicine fellow, and Marveen Mahon, director of health services.
Calorie Saver - When recipes, like dip, call for sour cream, replace it with plain low-fat yogurt. You’ll increase the calcium while reducing calories. Find out how many calories are in the foods you eat here: https://www.supertracker.usda.gov/foodapedia.aspx.
Find out your daily limit for empty calories here:
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)
Tuesday, March 17 (8-9 am with breakfast) AD 212 (Was previously scheduled for Thursday, March 5)
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).
St. Anthony Chip'n Classic Golf Tournament
The St. Anthony Alumni Association and St. Anthony Catholic High School presents the 13th Annual St. Anthony Chip’n Classic Golf Tournament Saturday, March 14 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at The Republic Golf Course (4226 SE Military Drive, San Antonio, TX 78222). Proceeds benefit students who would not otherwise be able to attend St. Anthony due to their economic situation. For more information on this event, contact Christopher deHoyos at (210) 832-5622 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Anthony Catholic High School is selling 2015 Fiesta Medals on campus for $7. For more information, contact St. Anthony Catholic High School at (210) 832-5600.
Incarnate Word High School is selling 2015 Fiesta Medals. 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.
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.