On Wednesday, March 25, some of our fashion students were able to promote their work
and the 2015 Cutting Edge™ Fiesta® Fashion Show on KENS5’s Great Day SA morning show. Pictured above from left to right
are: Dr. Theresa Alexander, assistant professor of fashion management, two of our
models for the fashion show dressed in their designers’ work, Bridget Smith, host
of Great Day SA, and two student designers, Nicole Abrego and Kimberly Howard.
Our Lady’s Chapel Services
All are welcome.
Thank you to everyone who has participated in the Mission and Identity survey. Participants who submitted the completed survey were entered into drawings for Visa gift cards. Please join us in congratulating the winners. Pictured from left to right, top row: UIW students Omar Gamboa, Daniel Partida and Tab Montemayor. Bottom row: Sr. Walter Maher, survey sponsor and vice president of mission & ministry, Celso Rodriguez, student, Rosalinda Villarreal, secretary to the dean of the school of pharmacy, and UIW students Monica Sanchez and Vivian ChaoYi Wang. Winners not pictured: Isel La Guardia, Irene Tombo, Mary Teal, Frank Cassidy, Andre White, Dr. Susan Hamilton, and Dr. Teresa Lao. This survey is ongoing so if you haven’t completed one yet, check your Cardinal email to see if you’ve been randomly selected to participate.
Win a pair of tickets to the Battle of Flowers Parade or the Fiesta Flambeau Parade
UIW is a proud sponsor of the broadcasts of the 2015 Fiesta Parades. As part of our sponsorship, we have received 10 pairs of tickets to the Fiesta Flambeau parade and 10 pairs to the Battle of Flowers parade. For a chance to win, simply reply to this email with either the word “Flowers” or “Flambeau” in the subject line, depending on the parade you would like to attend. The first ten employees to respond for each parade will win the tickets. You may not win tickets to both parades. The Battle of Flowers Parade is scheduled for Friday, April 24, beginning at 11:30 a.m. The Fiesta Flambeau Parade is Saturday, April 25, starting at 7:15 p.m. Winners will be notified by 2 p.m. today. Questions? Call PR at (210) 829-6001.
The 38th Annual Swing-In Auction Party & Golf Tournament
The 38th Annual Swing-In Auction Party "Throwback to the 80s" is 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. For details and to register visit www.uiw.edu/swingin or call (210) 829-6013. 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.
Volunteers are needed for the event. Students (21 years of age or older), faculty, staff & alumni are encouraged to participate. The volunteer request form can be found at http://uiw.edu/swingin/volunteerform.html. You can also contact Ana Bribiesca Quintero at email@example.com for more information.
2015 Corporate Cup
UIW will host the citywide San Antonio Sports Corporate Cup on Saturday, May 30 from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the UIW Athletic Complex. Companies from all over San Antonio will compete in field day type activities for points and prizes. UIW is in the large company category against groups such as H-E-B, USAA, Rackspace and more. This year there is an online registration form to be a part of TEAM UIW. Visit http://uiw.edu/teamuiw/ to select which activities you would be interested in participating or sign-up to volunteer during tailgate. You will be notified which activities you will be competing in closer to the event by the Team UIW Corporate Cup Committee, as there are limited spots for each. Each UIW employee who participates will receive a free t-shirt! Families are encouraged to attend and support but are not eligible to participate EXCEPT for a 2k Healthy Walk. For more information visit http://www.sanantoniosports.org/corporatecup/.
As part of this competition, UIW can earn points for collecting items for the charity challenge. TEAM UIW has selected to focus on donations for Haven for Hope. Haven for Hope is collecting the following new items ONLY in all sizes: packages of socks, packages of underwear, cotton sports or regular bras and packages of white cotton t-shirts. Donations will be collected until Thursday, May 7 at the UIW Campus Life Office. For more information, call Campus Life at 210-829-6034.
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. Our 2015 Cutting EdgeTM Fiesta Medals are currently 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 Department Office in the Joyce Building. The medal will also be available for purchase the evening of the Cutting EdgeTM Fiesta Fashion Show. For more information, contact the UIW Fashion Department at (210) 832-3219.
The Big Give S.A.
Help support UIW and our Marching Cardinal Band by participating in The Big Give S.A. on Tuesday, May 5. The goal of the Big Give S.A. is to introduce our community to all of the wonderful charitable organizations located in South Central Texas. May 5 has been designated as the city¹s Giving Holiday. For 24 hours, you are invited to log in to the http://www.thebiggivesa.org and give big to UIW. Our UIW Marching Cardinals have received new band uniforms, and our goal is to continue their momentum through your generosity and support. You are also more than welcome to designate your gifts to other projects and programs at UIW and are encouraged to give big to any of the other 800+ nonprofits participating on May 5. For more information on The Big Give S.A., contact Stephen Skinner at (210) 829-2752 or firstname.lastname@example.org
On Tuesday, March 31, UIW International Affairs and Campus Life held a celebration of Holi and the diversity of UIW with the Festival of Colors celebration. Pictured above is Sheena Connell (bottom left), assistant director of international students/scholars, and Dr. Lopita Nath (third from right, second row), associate professor of history, with various UIW faculty and staff after participating in the celebration.
The 2015 UIW Tech Fair took place Wednesday, April 1 in Marian Ballroom and showcased
educational technology as well as demonstrated how our students, faculty and staff
are integrating technology into teaching and learning. Pictured above from left to
right are: Dr. Lucretia M. Fraga, teaching and learning consultant at UTSA, Dr. Stephanie
Grote-Garcia, assistant professor of teacher education, and Ana Gonzalez, director
of instructional technology.
Cardinals for Kids Dance Marathon
Come participate and enjoy the 12-hour Cardinals for Kids Dance Marathon starting at 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 11 in the McDermott Convocation Center. Cardinals for Kids raises money for children at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. This marathon will include dancing, games, video games, door prizes, drawing, free food, and free shirts. For more information on this event, contact Gina Delgado at (210) 283-6473 or email@example.com.
The UIW Department of Theatre Arts invites you to The Diviners, a marvelously theatrical and heartfelt play. The action is set during the depression era in rural Indiana, and it centers on the relationship between a sensitive, strangely gifted young man and a disenchanted ex-preacher. Their friendship proves an instrument of mutual spiritual healing. But when the townsfolk pressure the former preacher to resume his religious calling in a more defined and limited way, a catastrophic collision of emotions ensues and leads to a shocking conclusion.
Performance dates and times at Elizabeth Coates Theatre is:
Running from Saturday, April 18 through Saturday, April 25, general admission for adults is $10, Non-UIW students is $9, groups of 10 or more is $8, and UIW students, faculty and staff is free of charge when presenting their ID. For more information, contact the UIW Theatre Dept. at (210) 829-3800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mabee Library is pleased to host an event honoring the publication of The Environment in American History: Nature and the Formation of the United States by Dr. Jeff Crane. Join us in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room on Wednesday, April 22 from 3 – 4 p.m. for a reading and book signing. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Melissa Torres at (210) 829-6098 or email@example.com.
Fiscal Year End Procedures
We are approaching the end of another budget year. In order to close out the 2014/2015 fiscal year, we need your cooperation in the areas displayed in this memorandum.
Department of Music Recitals
The UIW Department of Music is holding recitals through the month of April in the Seddon Recital Hall. Here is the list of recitals for this month:
For more information on this special event, contact the UIW Department of Music at (210) 829-3855 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduate Writing Institute – Concluding Workshop
The Graduate Writing Institute (GWI) is providing graduate students with a workshop on Saturday, April 11 from 9 – 11 a.m. in Nursing Building 214 designed to provide graduate students at UIW with an in-depth and personalized approach to the development of professional and academic writing skills. For more information, contact Jessica Mesa at (210) 832-5628.
Sr. Margaret Patrice Slattery Chair in English Lecture
The UIW English Department presents this lecture on Wednesday, April 15 from 12 – 1:15 p.m. in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room on findings about generalist vs. specialist training of faculty in undergraduate university English departments along with a discussion of Dan Brown's bestseller, INFERNO. For more information, contact Dr. Hector Perez at email@example.com.
Feik School of Pharmacy Competitive Intramural Scientific Research Awards
Applications are now being accepted for the 2015-16 Feik School of Pharmacy (FSOP) Competitive Intramural Scientific Research Awards competition. The purpose of the FSOP Research Awards competition is to encourage the individual and collaborative scientific/biomedical research efforts of UIW faculty. This award is intended to assist researchers in producing pilot data, which will enable the investigator(s) to submit for external funding competitions sponsored by the National Institute of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), or private foundations. The award is made for the Fall and Spring semesters. All applications must be submitted electronically to Rebecca Ohnemus in the Office of Research Development (ORD) by Monday, April 20. For application forms and guidelines, visit the ORD’s Internal Funding webpage.
UIW Physician Assistant Program Information Session
The UIW Physician Assistant (PA) Program will host an information session on Monday, April 20 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the ICC Auditorium. This session is designed to provide information about the PA profession, admissions requirements, class selections, the didactic curriculum, and expectations for the clinical year. A question and answer session will be included after the planned presentation. The information session is informal and does not require you to RSVP. For further information, contact Dr. Pangela Dawson at (210) 832-5689 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women and Gender Studies Speaker Series
The Women and Gender Studies Concentration presents the Spring Speakers Series, which features Sarwat Hussain, president of the SA Council on American-Islamic Relations. Her lecture will discuss "Women in Islam" on Tuesday, April 21 at 4:30 p.m. in the Nursing Building, Room 214. For more information, contact Dr. Emily Clark at email@example.com.
American Pharmacy Association (APhA) Flag Football Competition
Come and enjoy a friendly flag football tournament competition between the pharmacy school classes and the pharmacy school faculty on Tuesday, April 21 at 5 p.m. in Benson Stadium. For more information, contact UIW student Ritza Molina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UIW Wind Ensemble Concert
The Department of Music presents the UIW Wind Ensemble Concert at Alamo Heights High School Auditorium (6900 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209) on Wednesday, April 22 from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. For more information on this event, contact the UIW Department of Music at (210) 829-3855 or email@example.com.
EAP Honor Convention
On Thursday, April 9, EAP held its honor convention in the Rosenberg Sky Room. Part of this convention included induction into honor societies such as Delta Mu Delta (Business Honor Society) and Alpha Sigma Lambda (Adult Student Honor Society). Dr. Alan Xenakis, EAP professor of health sciences, delivered the address to the honorees. Pictured above from left to right are: Vincent Porter, dean of extended studies, Alpha Sigma Lambda inductee Kimberly Escobedo and Dr. Cyndi Porter, vice president of extended academic programs.
UIW Baseball & Softball Season
The UIW Athletics Department invites the community to enjoy men’s baseball and women’s softball. Games for March are listed below.
Men’s Baseball for the Week:
April 10: Men’s Baseball at Sam Houston State, 1 p.m.
April 11: Men’s Baseball at Sam Houston State, 1 p.m.
April 14: Men’s Baseball at Baylor, 6:35 p.m.
April 15: Men’s Baseball vs. UT Pan Am, Sullivan Field, 2 p.m.
April 17: Men’s Baseball vs. Stephen F. Austin, Sullivan Field, 6:30 p.m.
Women’s Softball for the Week:
April 10: Women’s Softball vs. Nicholls, Cardinals Field, 1 p.m.
April 11: Women’s Softball vs. Nicholls, Cardinals Field, 1 p.m.
April 17: Women’s Softball at Stephen F. Austin, 1 p.m.
Admission to home games is $10. For more information, please contact Kevin Lepore
at (210) 805-3000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Services set for Ruth Ann Flores, sister of Margaret Garcia
Memorial services have been set for Ruth Ann Flores, sister of Associate Director of Public Relations, Margaret Garcia. Flores passed away suddenly on Easter Sunday. Her funeral mass will take place at 1 p.m. Friday, April 10, at St. Peter Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church with internment to follow at San Jose Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Ruth Ann’s name to the Providence High School scholarship fund. http://www.porterloring.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1556451 Please keep Margaret and her family in your prayers.
Memorial for Brad Robinson
A tribute for Brad Robinson will be held on Sunday, April 19 at 2 p.m. by the river on the east side of the Barshop Natatorium. Food will be provided and a balloon release will take place. All university employees are welcome to attend as well as current and former students/alumni. For more information, contact Shandra Esparza at (210) 832-2132 or email@example.com.
William Mulcahy Ecological Stewardship Award
The William Mulcahy Award for Ecological Stewardship was created in 2007 in recognition of grounds superintendent Bill Mulcahy’s leadership in ecological conservation and care of the land at Incarnate Word. Each year the Earth Month Committee selects one member of the UIW community to receive this award. Nominations are due for 2015 by April 10. The award will be presented on Wednesday, April 22, Earth Day. Please send the name of your nominee to Sally Said firstname.lastname@example.org along with a short explanation of your nominee’s contribution to ecological preservation and/or awareness of environmental issues.
Christie Melonson Dissertation Defense
PhD candidate Christie Melonson will host a public defense of her dissertation on Monday, April 13, at 11 a.m. in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. The title of her defense is "Mental Health Clinical Managers and Their Multicultural Leadership Practices." The chair of her dissertation committee is Dr. Osman Özturgut. For more information, contact Duncan Hayse at (210) 829-2758 or email@example.com.
Journey of a Book: From Idea to Publication
Enjoy a discussion with Lupe Ruiz-Flores on Tuesday, April 14 from 1:30 – 2:45 p.m. in the Nursing Building, Room 205. Ruiz-Flores is an award-winning author of many bilingual books. For more information about this event, contact Amalia Mondriguez at (210) 829-3894 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Camp's Mandatory Meeting
Cynthia Escamilla will be hosting a mandatory summer camp meeting on Tuesday, April 14 (formerly Friday, April 17), from 1:30 – 3 p.m. in the Mabee Library Auditorium. Anyone that is planning to have a summer camp on or off UIW campus is required to attend. For more information, contact Chris Luna at (210) 283-5095 or email@example.com.
National Library Week: The Boy Made of Lightning
Join us in welcoming author Barbara Renaud, artist Deborah Kuetzpalin Vasquez and Convergent Media Professor Dr. Joey Lopez for a panel discussion of the writing, illustration and creation of the iBook, The Boy Made of Lightning on Tuesday, April 14 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the Mabee Library Auditorium. Narrated by Congressman Joaquin Castro, the book, tells the story of San Antonio native, Willie Velasquez who founded the Southwest Voter Registration and Education Project in 1974. In 1995, Mr. Velasquez was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bill Clinton. The Boy Made of Lightning is an interactive book, containing original artwork, music, pop-up video windows, translations and sound effects.
Mabee Library is hosting this event in recognition of National Library Week (April
12-18, 2015). Light refreshments will be served after the event. For more information,
contact Melissa Torres at (210) 829-6098 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mabee Library Presents... Farhad's Film Series
The Mabee Library presents American Winter on Wednesday, April 15 from 2 – 4 p.m. in the Mabee Library, Room 221. The film follows the personal stories of families struggling in the aftermath of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Filmed over the course of one winter in Portland, Oregon, the film presents and intimate snapshot of the state of the nation’s economy as it is playing out in millions of American families, and highlights the human consequences of the decline of the middle class and the fracturing of the American Dream. For more information, please contact Farhad Moshiri at (210) 829-3842 or email@example.com.
Cakelustrations: The Art of Illustrating Books with Cakes
Join award-winning author Akiko White on Thursday, April 23 from 1:30 – 2:45 p.m. in the Joyce Building, Room 232 to learn how to illustrate books using cakes as the medium. White is the 2014 Tommie de Paola Award Winner through the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. For more information on this event, contact Amalia Mondriguez at (210) 829-3894 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blackboard User's Group Meeting - Fun and Games with Blackboard
Join James Umphres for an informative session outlining options for “gamifying” a Blackboard course shell on Friday, April 10 from 12 – 1 p.m. in Gorman Building 212. Concepts include releasable content, extra credit assignments, and other options to ensure students stay motivated and engaged. To register for this course please contact Terry Peak by email at email@example.com, or call (210) 829-3920. Lunch will be served at this session.
A Gaming Aid to Learning
Do you want to help students do better in your course? Frequent formative assessment—informal but specific information on what has been learned and what remains to be learned—can build achievement. Kahoot is a free, online tool that uses a game format to provide formative feedback. Instructors can embed a few Kahoot questions into a session, build a review around a Kahoot game, or ask students to create the games. The software is very easy to use and runs on most smart phones, laptops, or tablets. Participants will have time to create a short Kahoot game. Bring notes on a topic that your students find challenging and leave with a short Kahoot game you can use later. You will be able to play the demonstration game with any device, but if you have a laptop or tablet please bring it to create your game. Cold drinks will be served.
Presenter: Susan Hall (CTL) on Friday, April 10 (1 – 2 p.m.) in AD 212. For more information, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Communicative Language Activities to Encourage Student Engagement
Join us on Saturday, April 11 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the ICC Auditorium for a panel discussion with UIW Modern Language instructors Elaine Bryant, Stefania Malacrida, Deukhee Gong and Amalia Mondriguez; with Roxanna Montes-Bazaldua (Trinity Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2010). For more information, contact Amalia Mondriguez at (210) 829-3894 or email@example.com.
2015-16 Internal Faculty Research Awards
Applications are being accepted for the 2015-16 Internal Faculty Research Award competition. Awards include financial support, graduate assistantships, and workload release.
All applications must be submitted electronically to Rebecca Ohnemus in the Office of Research Development (ORD) by Monday, April 13 at noon. For application forms and guidelines, visit the ORD’s Internal Funding webpage.
iPad User's Group Meeting - App Sharing Session
Share a favorite iPad app for teaching, learning or productivity with the iPad User’s Group on Friday, April 24 from 12 – 1 p.m. in the Gorman Building, Room 212. Terry Peak will also be on hand to demonstrate the latest changes to the UIW iPad App. To register for this course please contact Terry Peak by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (210) 829-3920. Lunch will be served at this session.
The Mabee Library Acquires New JSTOR Collections
The Mabee Library is proud to announce its acquisition of JSTOR’s Art and Sciences Collection 1-5 and JSTOR’s Biological Sciences Collection. These collections include key journals dedicated to the arts and sciences; they offer a robust selection of peer reviewed journals for student and faculty research. JSTOR’s Art and Sciences Collection 1-5 and JSTOR’s Biological Sciences Collection is accessible from the library’s homepage via the library’s database title and subject lists. Articles from these collections are also indexed within PRIMOsearch (the library’s Google-like federated search engine).
Here’s a quick video on how to access JSTOR’s Art and Sciences and Biological Sciences
If you have any questions about accessing these two collections or help using
any of the library’s resources, you can contact your subject librarian or stop by
the library’s reference desk for assistance.
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 on Thursday, April 16, Bonilla Science Hall, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Christina Seeger). For more information, please contact Melissa Torres at (210) 829-6098 or at email@example.com.
Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership Survey
Through April 16, a random sample of undergraduate UIW students will be participating in the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership (MSL). The MSL provides insights on the leadership development and learning needs of college students. This survey will help UIW faculty and administrators measure how we are doing compared to peer institutions and understand how experiences in and out of the classroom impact student capacities for socially responsible leadership. Students who complete and submit surveys will entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of four $250 Visa gift cards from UIW and one gift card from MSL for either $500, $250, or $100! Please remind your students to check their Cardinal mail to see if they've been selected to participate. For more information about this project, contact Dr. Barbara Aranda-Naranjo, Associate Provost for Civic Engagement, at (210) 829-2764 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Managing Stress and Reducing Anxiety Workshop
Dr. Keith Tucker, director of counseling, will present Alpha's Managing Stress and Reducing Anxiety workshop on Thursday, April 16 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the Mabee Library, Room 221. Dr. Tucker will provide students with helpful strategies that reduce stress and anxiety to enhance academic success. For more information on this event, contact Dr. Tanja Stampfl at (210) 829-3885 or email@example.com.
Incarnate Word High School Casino Night Update
Next year marks the 135th Anniversary of Incarnate Word High School, and as such we are shaking things up a bit. IWHS will be moving the scholarship event to fall and the Golf Tournament to spring. Due to this exciting change, IWHS has decided to postpone the first annual Casino Night until October 9, 2015. In lieu of the casino night event, IWHS is going to run an online auction starting next week. Information will follow shortly. If you have any questions please call (210) 832-2143.
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 (class of 2015) 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.
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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.