The Hispanic Heritage Month Planning Committee hosted a very special presentation
for Hispanic Heritage Month to the UIW community Wednesday, Sept. 30. Sr. Elia Rosas,
CCVI and Sr. Consuelo Urrutia, CCVI both discussed their history with the Sisters
of Charity of the Incarnate Word, their time as
Incarnate Word College students, their travels and mission trips and how the Hispanic culture of South Texas impacted them. Before and after their presentation, they enjoyed delicious pan dulce and coffee with students, faculty and staff. Pictured above (left to right) are Jessica Ibarra, assistant professor of biology, Sr.Consuelo Urrutia, CCVI, Sr. Elia Rosas, CCVI, and Dr. Phil Lampe, professor of sociology and criminal justice.
Our Lady’s Chapel Services
All are welcome.
Fr. Frank Santucci, OMI, will present a lecture on charism at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6 in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Fr. Frank will address the meaning of charism, and how charism is then fleshed in the Mission. The first thing to remember about charism is how Jesus continues to manifest his presence among us. How Jesus does this is through charisms, which are special gifts. These gifts emerge among people not only in the Church but also in the world. Charisms are found wherever there are human needs and that these unique gifts are given for the common good. For more info, contact Brenda Dimas (210) 829-3128 or email@example.com.
The St. Francis of Assisi Blessing of Animals and Prayer for Creation took place on Thursday, Oct. 1 at the entrance of the Headwaters Sanctuary. Sr. Martha Ann Kirk blessed all animals live and stuffed. This event was co-sponsored by UIW Liturgical Outreach and the Headwaters Coalition, a Ministry of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. For more info, contact at (210) 829-3854 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Touchdown Tuesdays at the UIW Bookstore
On Oct. 6, 13 and 27 receive 5% discount for each touchdown scored by your UIW Cardinals the previous Saturday. There will be a maximum of 25% off regular priced clothing and gifts. Certain exclusions apply. This will be available in store and online, those dates only. For more info, contact Anne Richards at (210) 829-6056 or email@example.com.
Hispanic Heritage Month
The UIW community celebrates a month of activities and lectures commemorating Hispanic heritage. For a full list of events, please click here. For more info, contact Paula Ayala at (210) 805-5863 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
State of the University Presentation
UIW President Dr. Lou Agnese invites the UIW community to join him at the annual State of the University presentation at 12 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6 at the CHRISTUS Heritage Hall at The Village at Incarnate Word. Come and learn what’s in store for this year (and beyond). Lunch will be provided by The Village at Incarnate Word. Tours of The Village will be available after the presentation. Please RSVP promptly to the email@example.com. Limited parking will be available near UIW’s main entrance. Walking and carpooling are encouraged.
National Night Out
Join the UIW community at this year's National Night Out from 4 - 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6 outside the Convocation Center. Enjoy an evening of games, activities, music and free food. You will also receive valuable information on campus safety, healthy living, sexual assault prevention and drug and alcohol awareness. The event is free and open to all UIW students, faculty and staff. Volunteer positions are available for faculty and staff from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. and 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. To volunteer or for more information, contact Janine Chavez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heritage Day Events
Play Day for Peace
Dr. Mary Ruth Moore and Dr. Stephanie Grote-Garcia will facilitate this fun event, while their pre-service teachers design and perform activities around the theme, “We’re Wild About Animals.” Come and join the fun from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Kronkosky Nature Spot at the San Antonio Zoo. For more info, contact Dr. Mary Ruth Moore at (210) 283-5038 or email@example.com.
The UIW Theatre Department presents Almost, Maine. On a cold winter’s Friday, the Northern Lights move beautifully about the midnight sky. No one would know the difference except for the citizens of Almost, Maine. While the colors flair above, the people of Almost find love, loss, and everything in between. John Cariani’s romantic comedy, Almost, Maine, is a magical play that can warm the coldest of hearts. Mark Stringham directs UIW’s Almost, Maine. The scene design is by Christopher McCollum, lighting design is by Justin Bennett, and the costume design is by Margaret Mitchell. Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for senior citizens, $8 for non-UIW students, $6 for groups of 10 or more and free for UIW faculty, staff and students with their valid UIW ID. The show times are listed below located at the Cheever Theater:
For more info, please contact (210) 829-3800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Cup of Coffee Can Help Farmers Escape Poverty
Join the UIW Liturgical Outreach and community from 3 – 4:15 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8 in the Administration Building, Room 246. Dr. Scott Dittloff will explain how most small-scale family farmers live in remote locations and lack access to credit, so they are vulnerable to middlemen who offer cash for their coffee at a fraction of its value. Fair Trade guarantees farmers a minimum price, and links farmers directly with importers, creating long-term sustainability. Through Fair Trade, farmers earn better incomes, allowing them to hold on to their land and invest in quality. This presentation will focus on what fair trade is and how it works, using coffee as an example. If you are concerned about the effect your consumption habits have on the world, come listen and join in on a conversation about how you can have your coffee and drink it too. For more info, contact Dr. Scott Dittloff at (210) 829-2713 or email@example.com.
Living Green for All of Us
Learn about going green from 4:30 – 5:45 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8 at the Solar House from Danny Potter, the director of the Sustainability Office. Learn from the new web pages of the many good things on campus. For more info, contact Danny Potter at (210) 832-5485 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dodge for a Cure
Cardinals for Kids (CFK) will be having a dodge ball tournament to raise money for the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Foundation from 5:30 – 11 p.m., Friday, Oct. 9 at the Cervera Wellness Center. All UIW students are allowed to attend along with students from Our Lady of the Lake University, Saint Mary's University and the University of Texas at Austin. We hope for a fun night filled with music and dodging! The fee is $5 per person and there is a minimum at 7 players per team, but no more than 10 players per team. Check in time starts at 5:30 p.m. CFK has forms to make a team. If someone needs one, CFK will be happy to provide them. For more info, contact Austin Lazo at (361) 453-0845 or email@example.com.
Annual Water Show and Silent Auction: Best of Broadway
Come and view 2 water shows set to the theme of The Best of Broadway. You will see the UIW Synchronized Swim Team and the two local clubs perform. The times of the shows are 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Ann Barshop Natatorium. Doors will open early for the silent auction for each show. There will be some big-ticket items that will be on auction from 1:30 p.m. all the way until the end of the night. For more information, contact Elizabeth Gerdin at (210) 841-7230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arts & Music Festival
We are accepting visual and wearable art donations for the 6th annual UIW Arts and Music Festival now through Monday, Oct. 19. These can be paintings, sketches, designs, sculptures, jewelry or other manifestations of your creativity. Donations will be displayed in the library in the weeks preceding the festival so the sooner we receive it the better. Contact Olivia Morales for more info and to alert her to your donation at email@example.com. Proceeds from general UIW donations will go to the Fine Arts Building Fund.
Journey of Hope...From Violence to Healing
The family members of murder victims will speak of their experiences and why they now stand for alternatives to the death penalty from 3 – 4:15 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20 in the Mabee Library Auditorium. Journey "storytellers" come from all walks of life and represent the full spectrum and diversity of faith, color and economic situation. They are real people who know first-hand the aftermath of the insanity and horror of murder. They recount their tragedies and their struggles to heal as a way of opening dialogue on the death penalty. The Journey spotlights murder victim's family members who choose not to seek revenge, and instead select the path of love and compassion for all of humanity. Forgiveness is seen as strength and as a way of healing. For more info, contact Dr. Roger Barnes at (210) 829-3976 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Tuesday, Sept. 8, Caitlin McCamish, B.A., J.D., joined UIW as the Title IX and Compliance Coordinator. Caitlin comes to UIW from the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s Office where she has been an Assistant Criminal District Attorney since 2009. For the past two years, she dealt primarily with felony level offenses involving sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. Caitlin is a graduate of Incarnate Word High School; graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Texas Tech University in 2005; and graduated with a Juris Doctorate degree and Health Law Certificate from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2009. She will be responsible for ensuring that the University of the Incarnate Word is compliant with all requirements under Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 and local, state and federal laws addressing harassment, sexual assault and sexual misconduct. Over the coming months, she will assemble a team of Title IX Deputy Coordinators and work to ensure our university community stays a safe place for students, faculty and staff. For more information and resources regarding Title IX, please contact her at email@example.com or visit https://www.edurisksolutions.org/titleix/.
Dr. Scott Roberts (left), associate professor of business administration, hosted a
captivating and informative lecture about the history of Latinos and Texas by O. Ricardo
Pimentel (right), writer and columnist for the San Antonio Express-News, Wednesday,
Sept. 30 as a part of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Serving---for a year as an IW Missionary or a lifetime as an IW Sister
Ada Gonzalez of Women's Global Connection will present information about the Incarnate
Word Missionary program, a 1-2 year service opportunity following university graduation,
from 5:15 – 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6 in the Administration Building, Room 215. Three missionaries
who have recently returned from Peru will share some of their experiences. Sr. Marichui
Bringas and Sr. Martha Ann Kirk will share on the joy of being Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. Light refreshments will be served. Read of the IWM’s adventures in their blogs:
Jackie Greene, Tessa Connally and Ada Cordova. For more info, contact Ada Gonzalez at (210) 828-2224, extension 297, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Faculty Reception
The Mabee Library invites you to our reception for new faculty from 4 – 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7 at the Laptop Café (the first floor of the Mabee Library, inside the library). Come visit the facilities and meet the Library and Instructional Technology staff. Learn about the many services available to you and your students. Refreshments will be provided. For more info, contact Ana Gonzalez at email@example.com or 210-829-3937.
Mabee Library Presents: Farhad’s Film Series
Farhad’s Film Series will be a double feature from 2 – 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8 in the Mabee Library, Room 221. The first film, The Throwaways, tells the story of a homeless filmmaker, activist, and co-director Ira McKinley, who channels his experience of living on the streets through the lens of a camera. The second film, Every Mother’s Son, tells the story of three mothers, Iris Baez, Kadiatou Diallo and Doris Busch Boskey, fighting for justice for their sons. For more information, please contact Farhad Moshiri at firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-829-3842.
The Mabee Library Presents: Films & Conversations about Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
All programs will be held in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room.
For more information, contact Polly McCord at email@example.com.
Branding Training Session
The UIW Branding Committee is hosting a UIW logo and branding guidelines training session from 10 – 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 9 in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. For more info, contact Jenness Gough at (210) 391-5724 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Texas Chapter the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Workshop/Meeting & Student Recital
The South Texas Chapter of NATS will hold its annual meeting, workshop, and student recitals from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10 in the Ingrid Seddon Recital Hall. For more info, contact the UIW Department of Music at (210) 829-3855 or email@example.com.
Elective Voice Recital: Marissa C. Garcia
The UIW Department of Music proudly presents Marissa C. Garcia in her Elective Voice Recital from 3 – 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 11 in the Ingrid Seddon Recital Hall. For more info, contact the UIW Department of Music at (210) 829-3855 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Value of Summer Internships & Fellowships
Two panels of students, each with a faculty moderator, will discuss their personal experiences with internships and research fellowships from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 12 in the Administration Building, Rooms 215 and 365. One panel, in Room 365, will focus on opportunities in the natural sciences and the second panel, in Room 215, will cover social sciences, humanities and communications majors. Attendees will be looking for self-development and self-discovery as well as learn how to find, prepare for and use these opportunities to widen their social and professional networks, which helps them toward reaching their ultimate post-graduation goals. All students welcome. Sponsored by the Honors Program. For more info, contact Jean Loden at (210) 832-3211 or email@example.com.
Healthcare Response to Human Trafficking
Healthcare providers are often the first to encounter trafficking victims. In becoming familiar with the signs and symptoms of trafficking, medical professionals collaborate in our community-wide effort to eradicate this unthinkable crime targeted towards the invisible and vulnerable in our midst. This event, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20 at the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room, is co-sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word that have taken a corporate stance against human trafficking. CNE and CEU Credit available. Please register at this link. For more info, click here.
Fall 2015 Welcome Back our UIW Military Family
The Center for Veterans Affairs welcomes back our UIW Military Family: active duty, veterans, and military family member students. Stop by between 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20 in the Admissions Presentation Room 22 (Office of Admissions, Ground Floor of the Administration Building, Suite 101) for pizza and sodas. Meet new friends and speak with current students about campus life, majors, how to survive finals, etc. Staff and faculty veterans are welcome, too! Contact the Center for Veterans Affairs with any questions, (210) 832-2154 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alumni Employee Lunch
All UIW Alumni employees are invited to join the Alumni Relations Office for lunch, served by La Madeline from 12 – 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22 in the McCracken House. Please RSVP by 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15 at http://www.uiwalumni.org/UIWAE. For more info, contact Dr. Lisa McNary at (210) 829-6014 or email@example.com.
Basketball Sneak Preview
Get your first glimpse at the 2015-2016 UIW Men's and Women's basketball teams while enjoying a complimentary reception during the inaugural UIW Basketball Sneak Preview from 5 – 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 5 at the Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center. Doors open at 4 p.m. Attire is business casual. For more info, contact Camelia Trahan at (210) 805-3012 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UIW Soccer Season
The UIW Athletics Department invites the community to enjoy men and women’s soccer. Games for September are listed below.
Men’s Soccer for the Week:
Oct. 4: Men’s Soccer vs. San Jose State, Benson Stadium, 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 8: Men’s Soccer at UMKC, 7 p.m.
Women’s Soccer for the Week:
Oct. 2: Women’s Soccer vs. Central Arkansas, Benson Stadium, 7 p.m.
Oct. 4: Women’s Soccer vs. Northwestern State, Benson Stadium, 11 a.m.
Oct. 9: Women’s Soccer at Texas State, 6 p.m.
UIW Football Season
The UIW Athletics Department invites the community to enjoy the football season. Games for September are listed below.
Football for the Week:
Oct. 3: Football vs. Northwestern State, Benson Stadium, 2 p.m.
Oct. 10: Football at Sam Houston State, 6 p.m.
For info, please contact Athletics at (210) 805-3000.
Marisol Martinez, UIW graphic designer, enjoyed volunteering with other community members this past Saturday, Sept. 26 at the annual Light the Way Volunteer Day held in the Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center. Save the date…Light the Way 2015 is set for 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21.
Thank you to all who came together for the United Way Days of Caring volunteer day
on Friday, Sept. 25. The UIW team was part in helping clean up the Olmos Basin area
under the sponsorship of the San Antonio Parks & Recreation Department.
A Special Message from the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services, Dr. David Jurenovich
PARKING NOTICE through Saturday, Oct. 3
In preparation for the UIW Cardinals Football Home Game scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3 at Benson Stadium the following parking areas will need to be cleared/vacated:
The parking area(s) directly in front of the Natatorium, the surrounding lots of the
Natatorium and Solar House need to be clear of vehicles.
The parking area(s) between the Tennis Courts and Football stadium need to be clear of vehicles.
TOWING NOTICE: Any vehicle left in front of and/or in the surrounding lots of the Natatorium, Solar House and the parking lots/area(s) between the Tennis Courts and Football stadium will be towed to the parking lot at the top of the hill.
All thru-traffic to and from Avoca Apartments will cease at 9 a.m.
No traffic will be allowed across the bridge heading west, towards the Athletic complex and/or up to ICC after 10 a.m.
A Special Message from the Vice President for Business and Finance, Douglas Endsley re: Shuttles
In response to the closure of the parking areas around the Natatorium, Tennis Courts
and Football stadium in preparation for Saturday’s football game, the shuttles will
continue to run on Friday through 6 p.m. This includes both the on-campus shuttle
and the off-campus shuttle to the free parking lots. Employees and students with
free parking permits are encouraged to park in the free lots on Friday given the unavailability
of Economy parking spaces on the lower campus.
UIW Phonathon 2015
UIW Phonathon 2015 is occurring in the Joyce Building, Room 126 starting Saturday, Oct. 3 through Wednesday, Oct. 14. This event poses opportunities for students such as: free training, great networking, potential paid opportunities, community service hours and a chance to win prizes. Please contact Patrick Greener for more info at (210) 805-5832 or email@example.com.
Your Vote Matters!
If you are not registered to vote or would like information on how to register to vote, please visit the Voter Registration Table from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13 on Dubuis Lawn. This event is sponsored by the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership. For more info, contact Dr. Ricardo Gonzalez at (210) 283-6423 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Museum Admission with UIW ID
Did you know that you get free admission to local art museums such as the San Antonio Art Museum or the McNay Art Museum with your UIW ID? There are fees that will be extra if the museums are having special exhibits, so be sure to check their schedule ahead of time. To check out current exhibits at the McNay Art Museum, click here. To see current exhibits at the San Antonio Museum of Art, click here. There are so many perks with your UIW Cardinal ID. For more info about discounts with your ID, visit this link to the HR website.
Getting Started with Service Learning
Well-designed service learning projects address community needs and help students meet course outcomes while being practical for a busy faculty member to implement. Participants will learn efficient strategies for planning and implementing service learning on today, Friday, Oct. 2 from 12 – 1 p.m. Both sessions will take place in the Administration Building, Room 212, and lunch will be served. This session’s presenter is Dr. Chris Edelman, associate professor of philosophy. To register for any session, click this link. For more info, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or email@example.com.
Graduate Information Session
Join the UIW Extended Academic Programs for a Graduate Information Session on the Adult Degree Completion Program (ADCaP) and UIW Online schools on Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry (9725 Datapoint Dr., Room 301, San Antonio, TX 78229). During this session, you can have your transcripts evaluated, discuss financial aid options, meet with a professor and receive application assistance from admission counselors. To RSVP, call (210) 757-0202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit adulted.UIW.edu/RSVP for more details.
Scholarship Search Workshop
This workshop presented by ALPHA First Generation Student Success from 3 – 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21 in the Mabee Library, Room 230 will help students learn about strategies and resources for finding scholarships. For more info, contact Dr. Tanja Stampfl at (210) 829-3885 or email@example.com.
Employee Wellness Lunch & Learn: Spirituality
The Employee Wellness Committee is hosting a Lunch & Learn event at 12 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21 in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Beth Villarreal, director of campus ministry, will present a lecture on spirituality. RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info, contact Kristi Galloway at (210) 805-5873 or email@example.com.
Incarnate Word High School Casino Night
Mark your calendar and make plans to attend Casino Night 2015 from 6 – 11:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 9 at the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. This event is IWHS's largest fundraiser of the year, and all the proceeds will support student scholarships. The evening includes a seated dinner, drinks, silent auction and casino play with prizes. Please review the Registration Form to participate or follow this link. For more info, contact Stephanie Denning at (210) 832-2143 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Incarnate Word High School Open House
Incarnate Word High School will hold their open house from 2 - 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 18. This is a great opportunity for prospective families to tour the campus, meet the faculty and coaching staff and learn about the academic and athletic opportunities awaiting future Shamrocks. RSVP to the IWHS Enrollment office at IWHSEnroll@uiwtx.edu or (210) 829-3123.
Mobile Digital Mammogram Clinic at Incarnate Word High School
Christus Santa Rosa’s Mobile Digital Mammogram Clinic will be at Incarnate Word High School from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20. To schedule your appointment with the clinic, contact (210) 704-4100. To schedule online, click here.
St. Anthony Catholic High School Events
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.
On Friday, Sept. 25 Dr. Raul Zendejas and his 2015 Emerging Leaders class spent the
day at the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch in New Braunfels on retreat. The purpose of
the Emerging Leaders course, specifically the Emerging Leaders retreat is to provide
information and skills to students by examining a variety of topics pertaining to
leadership. This course is designed to help first-year students become engaged members
of the University of the Incarnate Word Community.
Our sympathies 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.