On Wednesday, July 29, Human Resources held its employee mixer for new hires. The UIW community welcomes all of the new faces to its expanding family. If you have any human resource questions, contact (210) 829-6019.
Our Lady’s Chapel Services
All are welcome.
Noon Mass Cancelled
Noon mass has been cancelled on Wednesday, Aug. 19. Mission and Ministry will be out that day on a strategic planning retreat off campus. If you have any questions, contact Mission and Ministry at (210) 829-3128.
Mass of the Holy Spirit
In keeping with a long tradition dating from the founding of the great European universities in the Middle Ages, UIW celebrates the Mass of the Holy Spirit at the start of each academic year. During the liturgy we ask for the inspiration, guidance, and presence of God's Spirit on all of our campus activities. This festive event gathers the entire university community together to rededicate ourselves to UIW's mission, to renew friendships, and to welcome new members. The Mass of the Holy Spirit will be celebrated on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at noon in Our Lady's Chapel. For more info, contact Fr. Tom Dymowski: firstname.lastname@example.org, (210) 829-3131 or Brenda Dimas: email@example.com, (210) 829-3128.
Welcome Week Schedule
Below is the list of activities, dates and times for the kick off week of Fall 2015:
For more information, contact Paulina Mazurek at (210) 829-6034 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Year Engagement Mentors
First Year Engagement Mentors will be at the Red Tent on Dubuis Lawn beginning Monday, Aug. 17 – Thursday, Aug. 20 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Mentors will be there to help all students locate classes and any other information pertinent to the UIW transition. If you see any students that look lost please send them to the tent. For more questions, contact (210) 805-3004.
Red Dress Committee Seeking Members
The Red Dress Committee is meetingFriday, Aug. 14, 8 – 9 a.m., in Boardroom 1 at the ICC. The Red Dress Committee is a cross-disciplinary group open to all UIW faculty and staff. We organize and run the UIW Red Dress Event each February to help promote heart health awareness. This event includes a health fair and student fashion show. We are open to new ideas and suggestions from all disciplines in the UIW community. Please attend the meeting if you are interested. If you are unable to attend, please contact Dr. Lalon Alexander: email@example.com.
Join the Office of Campus Life on Friday, Aug. 14 from 3:30 – 5 p.m. in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room to celebrate the retirement of Dr. Keith Tucker and Marveen Mahon, R.N. from UIW. Collectively, they have served our UIW community in the Campus Life department for over 60 years. All faculty, staff and administrators are welcome to bid farewell, reminisce and celebrate all they have contributed to UIW.
Lampien Named Future Pharmacist 2015
Sgt. 1st Class Ryan Lampien, USA Retired, Feik School of Pharmacy Class of 2017, was honored as Future Pharmacist 2015 by Next-Generation® Pharmacist. Co-founded by Parata and Pharmacy Times, this national awards program honors pharmacists, technicians, students and industry advocates who are defining the future of pharmacy. The category of Future Pharmacist is awarded to a student pharmacist who demonstrates spirit and passion for the profession, primarily through academic achievement, in conjunction with one or more of the following criteria: industry advocacy, patient advocacy, technology innovation, civic leadership and/or environmental stewardship with regard to pharmacy.
Photo Database Update – All Employees Welcome
In an effort to keep the employee photo database up-to-date, new administrators, faculty members and anyone who would like a new photo for the Office of Communications and Marketing database is asked to stop by the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room on Friday, Aug. 14 during the Full-time Faculty Opening Workshop and Luncheon. A professional photographer will be on hand to take your headshot. These photos will be available to you if you need to submit a headshot for a publication, and they will be used by each department for their own purposes. No appointments are necessary; the photographer will be available from 12:30-3:30 p.m. only. For more information, contact Brance Arnold at (210) 829-6001 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
OU Campus Training
Web Development begins its 2015-2016 web training sessions at 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 21 in the Mabee Library, Room 230, with an introduction to the OU Campus web content management system. Entitled “Just the Basics,” the session is designed for new users as well as current editors wishing to refresh their skills. Topics to be covered include logging in, navigating the OU Campus dashboard, editing existing pages and creating new pages, sections, and folders, among others. Seating is limited to 25 participants; please RSVP to email@example.com. If you have any questions, please contact (210) 805-5818.
Water bottle filling stations have been places all around campus in an effort to reduce the amount of plastic bottles used on campus. They are normally located at a water fountain station and are located in the following areas:
If you have any questions, contact Paul Ayala at (210) 829-6034 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday Parking Notice Update
Beginning Monday, Aug. 17, Economy (C Permits) and Free (A Permits and AT permits) will no longer be valid in Premium lots (east of the river) on Fridays from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. while fall and spring semester classes are in session. Faculty, staff and students holding Economy permits should follow the same parking schedule Monday through Friday. However, holders of Free Permits may park in Economy lots on Fridays.
The on-campus shuttle route has been modified due to construction. From the ICC the shuttle will follow the same route until it crosses the bridge. From the bridge it will turn right toward Hildebrand and travel to the front of campus on the Hildebrand side. After leaving the circle in front of the Administration Building it will return to the ICC by traveling on Broadway and Hildebrand. The on-campus shuttle will operate Monday-Thursday from 6:45 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Friday 6:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The shuttle route to the free lots and schedule will not change. The shuttle to the
free lots will operate Monday-Thursday from 6:45 a.m. – 8 p.m. and will not operate
on Friday. Holders of Free Permits are encouraged to park in Economy lots on Fridays.
Medical Referral Procedure
If a student becomes ill or injured while attending class, they should be referred to Student Health Services during normal business hours (8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday). If the student is enrolled in the university’s Student Health Insurance Plan, they can also be referred to any Urgent Care Clinic that will accept the insurance plan. The closest urgent care clinic to main campus that accepts the insurance is Impact Urgent Care (1211 Austin HWY, Suite 110, San Antonio, TX 78209) adjacent to the Target Store. If it is an emergency, the UIW Campus Police are the designated first responders and can be reached at 829-6030. If you have any questions, please contact Health Services at (210) 829-6017.
Full Time Faculty Workshop
Dr. Kathi Light will host the Full-Time Faculty workshop on Friday, Aug. 14 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room from 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Opportunity for professional headshot photography will be available 12:30-3:30 p.m. in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room foyer. Please contact Itza Casanova, email@example.com in the Provost’s Office for additional information.
Blackboard Walk-In Sessions
Walk in any time during the scheduled hours for personal assistance with your Blackboard site. The scheduled times are Tuesday, Aug. 18 and Wednesday, Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in AD 212. Bring a copy of your course outline and/or documents you would like to post. No need to sign up or RSVP for this event. Light refreshments will be served during this time as well. Two additional Blackboard Walk-In sessions have been added to this schedule to give participants personalized help getting started with Blackboard on Thursday, Aug. 20, 4:30 – 6 p.m., in AD 212 and Saturday, Aug. 22, 12 – 2 p.m., at the Datapoint Northwest Center, Room 111 and 113. Facilitators are Terry Peak and Jessica Martinez. For more information, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blackboard Walk-In Sessions Expanded
Two additional sessions will be added this fall to give participants personalized help getting started with Blackboard. Sessions will occur on Thursday, Aug. 20, 4:30 – 6 p.m., in AD 212 and Saturday, Aug. 22, 12 – 2 p.m., at the ADCaP Northwest Center Campus (9729 Datapoint Dr., Suite 100, San Antonio, TX 78229) in rooms 111 and 113 immediately after the Part Time Faculty Workshop. No reservations are needed for the hands-on sessions. Learn as little or as much as you wish--staff will answer quick questions or help beginners create their first Blackboard site. Bring your course outline and files that you would like to post to your Blackboard site. For more information, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or email@example.com.
Part Time Faculty Workshop
The Part Time Faculty Workshop will be held on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Rosenberg School of Optometry. Faculty will have the chance to meet with a wide range of UIW offices and services. There will be breakfast provided, door prizes and university updates. This event is sponsored by the Provost, EAP and the Center for Teaching and Learning. RSVP by Monday, Aug. 17 to (210) 283-6359 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshops hosted by each school are listed below. Please contact the Dean’s office for additional information.
School Workshops & events
Corpus Christi ADCaP Center Grand Opening
EAP will hold a ribbon cutting and grand opening for its new Corpus Christi ADCaP Center, beginning at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug.19. The center, located at 5350 S. Staples Street, Suite 300 is in the heart of Corpus Christi’s south side and easily accessible from all areas of town. A reception with the Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce will follow at the center from 6-7:30 pm. The 7,500 square-foot facility has five classrooms and a state of the art computer lab, as well as a student lounge and faculty lounge area. The center is staffed by a fulltime advisor and Director of Operations from 9 -6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Undergraduate classes will be held from 5:30-10 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays. Graduate classes will be held from 5:30-9:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays.
On Friday, Aug. 7, Dr. Keith Tucker, director of counseling, and Marveen Mahon, director of health services, presented the True Colors workshop at an employee lunch and learn event. True Colors is a human relations model that incorporates simple techniques developed from leading-edge research.
Employee Only Exercises and Activities
The Employee Wellness Committee is currently offering the following employee only exercises and activities:
If you have any questions, you may contact email@example.com or (210) 805-5873.
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