UIW Provost Dr. Kathi Light presided over the presentation of gifts from each school represented at UIW during the Mass of the Holy Spirit on Wednesday, Aug. 26.
Our Lady’s Chapel Services
All are welcome.
Daily Mass – Cancelled Week of Aug. 31
The daily noon mass in Our Lady’s Chapel will be cancelled Monday through Friday, Aug. 31 through Sept. 4. A new state of the art speaker is being installed requiring scaffolding and re-wiring on an extensive scale. We will resume the noon mass in Our Lady’s Chapel on Tuesday, Sept 8.
9/11 Ecumenical Service
The Office University Mission & Ministry, the Interfaith Council and the Student Interfaith Organization is calling our UIW and surrounding community to come together as we remember Sept. 11. Prayers will be said for the nation, families of those that died and our UIW First Responders during the service. The service will be held in Our Lady’s Chapel, Thursday, Sept. 10 at 12 p.m. As a prelude to our service, we will ring the bell outside of Our Lady’s Chapel at 9 a.m. followed by a moment of silence to commemorate 9/11. For info, please contact, Rev. Dr. Trevor D. Alexander, via e-mail or (210) 829-3130
UIW Sisters Conference
In celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life, UIW is partnering with the National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC) in presenting Catholic Sisters: Who They Are and Why the World Needs Them. The event, Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the UIW Music Concert Hall, will feature Sr. Mary Johnson, SNDdeN, PhD, Sr. Patricia Wittberg, SC, PhD, and Dr. Mary Gautier, PhD, authors of the highly acclaimed book, New Generations of Catholic Sisters: The Challenge of Diversity. Come meet a new generation of young women and learn why they have said yes to being called “Sister.” Topics of discussion will include the changing demographics of Catholicism in the United States and the direction of Catholic orders in the future. This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP at this link. For info, contact Mission & Ministry at (210) 829-3128.
Backyard Solidarity: The Immigration Reality of Today
Join Mission and Ministry on Friday, Sept. 18 from 3 – 5 p.m. at the Oblate School of Theology Whitley Theological Center (285 Oblate Drive, San Antonio, TX 78216) for Backyard Solidarity: The Immigration Reality of Today. Guest speakers will include Jonathan Ryan, J.D., R.A.I.C.E.S., Fr. Phillip Ley and Dr. Victor Carmona. For info, contact Mission & Ministry at (210) 829-3128.
The Song of the People: Music for Your Whole Community
All are invited to attend the 20th annual Pastoral Music Workshop, Sept. 25 & 26 in Our Lady’s Chapel presented by the Pastoral Institute and UIW Music Ministry. The workshop opens with a concert, from 7 – 9 p.m., Friday, Sept 25, and continues on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. This year's presenters Jaime Cortez from Mesa, Ariz., and Curtis Stephan, from Coppell, Texas are composers and parish music directors associated with Oregon Catholic Press. The 2015 workshop, titled "The Song of the People: Music for Your Whole Community" will address incorporating bilingual music in worship. This event in pastoral music is perfect for church musicians, choir members or anyone interested in pastoral music. Cost to attend is $50 per person and $40 per person for groups of 3 more. After Sept. 11 the cost is $55 and $45. To register and for info, please contact Sr. Eilish Ryan (210) 829-3871 or email@example.com.
Constitution Day is Thursday, Sept. 17 and UIW will host a presentation from 5 – 6:30 p.m. in the Mabee Library Auditorium. This is the day that the U.S. Constitution was signed at the Constitutional Convention in 1787. This year, our speaker is Judge Patrick Higginbotham of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He will speak on the constitutional convention then the "revolution" of the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments, with the Equal Protection Clause setting up the interpretation dynamic used in critical cases today. For info, contact Dr. Gary Keith at (210) 832-2183 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet the Mission 2015
The Tenth Annual Meet the Mission Day is, Friday, Sept. 18. Join the University of the Incarnate Word community as we reach out and engage the greater San Antonio community with service. University employees can support this event in numerous ways (large and small), before, during, or after Sept. 18. Visit www.uiw.edu/meetthemission/ for info.
2015 United Way Days of Caring
UIW will once again put together a team of faculty and staff members to participate in the United Way’s, “Days of Caring.” Our volunteer day is Friday, Sept. 25, and our project will be cleaning up the Olmos Basin area under the sponsorship of the San Antonio Parks & Recreation Department. “Days of Caring” is a citywide event with volunteers from many companies and organizations choosing projects that better our community. To be on the 2015 UIW team or for info, please e-mail Roslyn Grimes at email@example.com. The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, Sept. 2. Please help UIW make a difference.
UIW Athletics Uniform Unveiling Event Update - Employee Appreciation Luncheon Cancelled
UIW Athletics and UIW Cardinals Club has cancelled the Employee Appreciation Luncheon and moved the uniform unveiling event to Wednesday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Wyndham Garden Hotel (103 9th Street, San Antonio, TX 78215). Parking at the hotel will be free and food will be provided. For info and to RSVP, contact Kevin Lepore at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please RSVP by Monday, Aug. 31.
UIW Soccer Season
The UIW Athletics Department invites the community to enjoy men and women’s soccer. Games for August are listed below.
Men’s Soccer for the Week:
Aug. 29: Men’s Soccer vs. Oral Roberts, Benson Field, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 4: Men’s Soccer at Oral Roberts, 7 p.m.
Women’s Soccer for the Week:
Aug. 28: Women’s Soccer vs. North Texas, Benson Field, 7 p.m.
Aug. 30: Women’s Soccer vs. Prairie View A&M, Benson Field, 12 p.m.
Sept. 4: Women’s Soccer at Houston, 7 p.m.
For info, please contact Athletics at (210) 805-3000.
On Thursday, Aug. 20, UIW hosted a gala in Irapuato, Mexico commemorating the opening of a second academic site in that country. Pictured above are the dignitaries from San Antonio and Mexico that attended the special event.
Special Months Planning Committees
Faculty and staff are invited to be on one or more committees to plan these special observances:
Please indicate which one and send your name, e-mail, and phone to Dr. Sally Said
email@example.com or Sr. Martha Ann Kirk firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for presentations during the October Season of Peace and Justice
Presentations related to themes of Catholic Social Teaching are welcomed throughout the month of October. At this time following the lead of Pope Francis, UIW will be particularly emphasizing care of creation. See the “Call for Presentations” on the left at http://www.uiw.edu/PeaceDay/. Another link of note is located here. If you have questions, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at email@example.com.
Light the Way Volunteer Day
Join us for the 2015 Light the Way Volunteer Day on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and/or 1 –4 p.m. to help prepare for one of the most anticipated events of the holiday season. Assist by replacing discolored and broken bulbs to ensure our campus continues to shine bright. Enjoy free breakfast or lunch, earn community service hours and enjoy some holiday cheer. Students, faculty and alumni are invited to participate. Families are also welcome, but please no children under the age of 10. Click here to register. For info, contact Taylor Nurmi, firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-829-6001.
Quality Feedback with a Clever App: Kahoot!
Join the Center for Teaching & Learning Wednesday, Sept. 2 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. in the Administration Building, Room 212 for a demonstration of a new application. Kahoot! is a free application that allows students to use any digital device as a clicker. Participants will participate in a demo quiz and then learn to create Kahoot! questions of their own. Limit of 10 people; please bring digital devices of your choice. Wine & cheese will be served. Presenter: Susan Hall. To register follow this link. For info, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or email@example.com.
Faculty Family Potluck
Welcome back to our faculty. Bring your family, a significant other or come on your own on Friday, Sept. 11, 6:30 – 9 p.m. in the Student Gallery of the Fine Arts Building. Children are welcome. Bring some food to share. Ice tea will be provided, but you are welcome to bring any type of drink you like. This potluck is sponsored by Faculty Mentoring. For info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Brian McBurnett at email@example.com.
Workshops hosted by each school are listed below. Please contact the Dean’s office for additional info.
School Workshops & events
Fall auditions for UIW-TV are open to all currently enrolled UIW students for Friday,
Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. in the Administration Building, Room 290. Students must arrive
by 9:45 a.m. For info, contact Rory Dew at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This student-centered event will focus on Blackboard from the student’s perspective. Join Terry Peak Friday, Aug. 28 from 12 – 1 p.m. in Gorman Building, Room 212 for free pizza as he covers how to navigate Blackboard and discusses the finer points of MyWord. For info, contact Terry Peak at email@example.com.
Graduate Writing Institute Workshop
The Graduate Institutes include a focus on graduate writing, academic papers, and academic and career success. Registration is required. The next workshop is Saturday, Aug. 29 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Nursing Building, Room 214. For info, contact Jessica Mesa at (210) 832-5628 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Study Abroad Fair
Learn about the many available study abroad opportunities including faculty-led trips and studying abroad for the upcoming spring or summer semester on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 1 p.m. on Dubuis Lawn. Meet representatives from UIW's sister school, exchange students and former study abroad students. For info, contact Alanna Taylor at (210) 805-5709 or email@example.com.
National Society of Collegiate Scholars Induction Ceremony
The 2015 National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) Induction Ceremony will be inducting over 70 new members on Thursday, Sept. 3 from 7 – 9 p.m. at the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. This event is open to new NSCS members and their guests. Refreshments will be served and the attire will be business casual. The keynote speaker will be Bexar County's District Attorney, Nicholas "Nico" LaHood. If you have questions, please contact Robert Cavazos at (830) 214-5895 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resume Essentials Workshop
The Resume Essentials workshop is Thursday, Sept. 10 at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. in Mabee Library Auditorium. Experts in the HR/Recruiting field will discuss better practices on how to get noticed when applying for employment as well as the essentials for creating a knockout resume. For info, please contact Darlene Moczygemba at (210) 829-3931 or email@example.com.
Erin Galloway, athletic facilities coordinator, introduces Lt. Col. Shana Hansen as
presenter for the Adolescent and Young Adult Sleep Disorders lunch and learn on Wednesday,
Employee Zumba Class
The Employee Wellness Zumba class resumed Thursday, Aug 27 in a private classroom in the Barshop Natatorium, Room 114. There will be privacy, which lends itself to better workouts. Class dates and times are Mondays and Thursdays from 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. You are required to swipe your UIW ID at the front desk upon entering. Contact Candace Graham at (210) 829-2703 or firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
Employee Lunch & Learn: Stress and Time Management
The Employee Wellness Committee welcomes Dr. Keith Tucker to present a Stress and Time Management lunch and learn on Thursday, Sept. 17 from 12 – 1 p.m. in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. RSVP at email@example.com. For info, contact Kristi Galloway at (210) 805-5873 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Incarnate Word High School - Save the Date
St. Anthony Catholic High School Events
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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.