On Tuesday, Oct. 6, UIW President Dr. Lou Agnese delivered the annual State of the University Address to the UIW community. Dr. Agnese gave an overview of the university’s history, current state and plan for the future.
Our Lady’s Chapel Services
All are welcome.
Celebrating Heritage Week
UIW Recalls Its Heritage and Mission: The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and the University of the Incarnate Word value the Catholic tradition that proclaims the spirit of community calling us, as members of the Body of Christ, to respond to one another's needs. This tradition relies on God's presence among us, attested by Christ's resurrection, which gives us the strength and the courage to meet life's difficulties.
Alumni Memorial Mass
The Alumni Memorial Mass is at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 25 in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. It is our annual remembrance of our departed alumni and Sisters concluding with a brief prayer in the Sisters' cemetery. For more info, contact Brenda Dimas at (210) 829-3128 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.
The UIW Theatre Department presents John Cariani’s romantic comedy,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. Show times are 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9 and Saturday, Oct. 10. For more info, please contact (210) 829-3800 or email@example.com.
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 encouraged to attend along with students from Our Lady of the Lake University, St. 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. For more info, contact Austin Lazo at (361) 453-0845 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Annual Watershow and Silent Auction: Best of Broadway
Come and view two watershows 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.
Touchdown Tuesdays at the UIW Bookstore
On Oct. 13 and 27 receive 5% discount for each touchdown scored by your UIW Cardinals the previous Saturday. There will be a maximum of 20% 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.
Fine Arts Complex & Kelso Art Center Dedication Ceremony
Please join the UIW community at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14 at the Fine Arts Complex for its dedication ceremony. Refreshments and tours will follow the ceremony. Please RSVP to (210) 829-2751.
UIW iPad iFilm Festival
The Second Annual UIW iPad iFilm Festival will take place from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15 and Friday, Oct. 16 in the Administration Building, Room 417.
Learn the skills needed to create a short video using your iPad. Subject-matter experts guide you through production process. From Friday, Oct. 16 until Thursday, Nov. 5, Adela Gott and Terry Peak will be available to help you complete your video. Participants are invited to premiere their video at the iFilm Showcase and Awards ceremony at 12 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6 in the Gorman Building, Room 212. All videos will be entered in the awards competition and featured at the 2016 Tech Fair!
To help you complete your video, entrants will receive:
Seating is limited to eight participants, and all participants will need an iPad 2
or newer. Please update your iOS (operating system) to the latest version and download
the iMovie app. Keep in mind that you will need to be available on both training days,
as well as on Friday, Nov. 6 for the showcase. Please apply by going to this link to access the application. For more info, please contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920
An Evening with Azar Nafisi
Sr. Kathleen Coughlin, vice president for institutional advancement, with the San Antonio Public Library Foundation, is sponsoring an event at 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 18 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. Azar Nafisi, bestselling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran, will be conducting a book reading and talk, and this event is free! She will also be presenting her new book, The Republic of Imagination. Books are available for purchase if anyone wants a signed copy. All students, faculty, staff and administrators are welcome. Immediately following at 6 p.m. is a cocktail reception and dinner with the author. Tickets and table sponsorships are available. Anyone who wants to attend should RSVP for the free event to Brianna Kirk at firstname.lastname@example.org. The 6 p.m. event requires a registration and payment. Please email Brianna or call: (210) 225-4728, X16 to purchase tickets.
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.
Professional Golf Management Facility Grand Opening
Please join the UIW community to celebrate the grand opening of the H-E-B School of Business & Administration Professional Golf Management Facility at 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 19 located at 4234 SE Military Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78222. To RSVP and for more info, contact Taylor Nurmi at (210) 829-6001 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
UIW Alumni & Parents Homecoming Family BBQ & Tailgate
Bring your friends and family to visit UIW and enjoy a tailgate Cardinal style from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Red Zone. Food and drinks will be available as well as musical entertainment for the adults and fun games for kids. This tailgate is family friendly and is the official gathering place for alumni, parents and friends during UIW Homecoming. The cost is $5 per person. For more info, contact Gaby Gonzales at (210) 805-5899 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Effort Aims to Curb Gun Deaths
You are invited to read this article from the National Catholic Reporter (Aug. 14, 2015) and come discuss it from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26 in the Brackenridge Villa. Dr. Roger Barnes, Dr. Doshie Piper and Sr. Martha Ann Kirk will lead this discussion. Co-sponsored by the CCVI Sisters International Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation Committee. For more info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at (210) 829-3854 or email@example.com.
Annual Peace Day Events:
On the last Wednesday of October, the community of UIW remembers a beloved faculty member who was violently killed, Dr. Bernard O’Halloran. Therefore, the community promotes education on justice and peace in the world. http://www.uiw.edu/PeaceDay/peacedayhistory.html. See Exhibits outside near the Library and attend presentations in the Library Auditorium.
Where Rivers Meet
Where Rivers Meet is a performance and education project that brings together the international and the local, with Japanese theatre arts as the primary source of inspiration. There are events throughout the community and at UIW as a part of this project. For a full list and description of events, please visit this webpage.
Pictured above: Ana Gonzalez, director of Instructional Technology, Dr. Stephanie
Grote-Garcia, associate professor of Teacher Education and Dr. Elda Martinez, director
of Teacher Education and 2015 Moody Professor, presented at The Teaching Professor
Technology Conference in New Orleans, LA. They presented a poster titled “Technology
for Advancing Pedagogical Reasoning” on Friday and also lead a 45 minute presentation
titled: “Promoting Student Learning with Effective Instructional Technology: Formative
Assessment” to about 50+ attendees.
Legacy Student Sustainability Scholars
The Ettling Center for Civic Leadership in coordination with the Office of Sustainability and UIW’s Student Government Association is looking for applicants for the 2015-2016 Legacy Sustainability Scholars. The purpose of the Legacy Sustainability Scholars is to maintain, support, promote and bring awareness to UIW and the San Antonio community of the balance of human development and growth with the welfare of the natural world, both in the present and for the future. Selected applicants will be required to conduct a total of 50 hours of sustainable service per semester, which will include the maintenance of the UIW Campus Gardens. Please contact Dr. Ricardo Gonzalez at (210) 283-6423 or firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain an application (due by Friday, Oct. 16) or should you have additional questions.
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 Visual Corporate Identity 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.
Academic & Career Institute
The Graduate Support Center’s Graduate Institutes allows you to attend four workshops in one day. The Graduate Institutes include a focus on Graduate Writing, Academic Papers,and Academic and Career Success. This session is from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24 in the Nursing Building, Room 214. Registration is required. To register and for more info, contact Jessica Mesa at (210) 832-5628 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UIW Department of Music presents violinist Anastasia Storer and pianist Vivienne Spy for a beautiful performance of Brahms, Bartok, Biber and Gade from 3 – 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 25 in the UIW Music Building Concert Hall. To order tickets call 210-492-9519 or visit: www.cameratasa.org. For more info, contact the UIW Department of Music at (210) 829-3855 or email@example.com.
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. 11: Men’s Soccer at Air Force, 2 p.m.
Oct. 15: Men’s Soccer vs. Grand Canyon, Benson Stadium, 6:30 p.m.
Women’s Soccer for the Week:
Oct. 9: Women’s Soccer at Texas State, 6 p.m.
Oct. 16: Women’s Soccer at McNeese State, 7 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. 10: Football at Sam Houston State, 6 p.m.
Oct. 24: Football vs. Abilene Christian, Benson Stadium, 2 p.m.
For info, please contact Athletics at (210) 805-3000.
The UIW community enjoyed an evening of games, activities, music and free food at this year's National Night Out Tuesday, Oct. 6. Pictured above are (left to right) are UIW Campus Police employees Captain Jacob Colunga, Chief Robert Chavez, Gabrielle Camarillo, office assistant, and Lieutenant Jessica Serbantes.
Paulina Mazurek Recognized by The National Society of Leadership and Success
The Office of Campus Life is proud to announce that Paulina Mazurek, assistant director of the student center, has been recognized by The National Society of Leadership and Success for her work with UIW, demonstration of leadership and her empowerment of students to serve as leaders in the community. Congratulations to Paulina for all of her hard work with our students and community.
UIW Phonathon 2015
UIW Phonathon 2015 is occurring in the Joyce Building, Room 126 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Learning and Low-Stakes Quizzes
Research into “the testing effect” suggests that answering questions about material is one of the most effective ways to study it. Participants will discuss ways to apply this promising research and explore efficient ways to incorporate frequent low-stakes quizzes into their courses. There will be two sessions available to attend. The first session will be from 12 – 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 12 in the Administration Building, Room 212. Lunch will be served at this session. Due to Heritage Day events on Oct. 7, the second session will be preempted and rescheduled as soon as dates and times become available. Presenters for these sessions are Teresa Partridge and Susan Hall. For more info, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UIW ADCaP & UIW Online 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. For more info, contact Kristi Galloway at (210) 805-5873 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 Blood Drive
SACHS will be hosting a Blood Drive from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28 in the SACHS library. Faculty and staff will be given priority. Please contact Jessica De La Rosa at (210) 805-3091 or firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for a time in advance.
St. Anthony Catholic High School Open House
SACHS Open Houses are a great way to learn about the school and its academic programs. All prospective students and their families are invited to attend this in-depth look into the school from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 8. Tours, teacher demonstrations and meetings with our faculty are a part of the experience. There is no RSVP needed nor is an appointment necessary. Guidance in the admission and financial aid processes will be offered to those ready to make the commitment to attend St. Anthony Catholic High School. If you are unable to attend the Open House event, we encourage you to contact us at (210) 832-5632 or email@example.com to schedule a personal visit to our school at your convenience.
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.
Dr. Arcelia Johnson-Fannin, founding dean of the Feik School of Pharmacy, honored
Dr. Patricia Lieveld at the 2015 Women’s Global Connection “Women and Water” Gala,
Thursday, Oct. 8 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. Accepting the honor was
her sister, Faith Lieveld-Meyers. Dr. Lieveld was a faculty member in the Feik School
of Pharmacy and an avid supporter of Women’s Global Connection. She passed away in
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.