UIW held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday, Oct. 19 at the new Professional Golf Management (PGM) facility near Brooks City Base. Pictured above (left to right) are John Williams, director of athletics, Michael Weiland, vice president of operations at Foresight Golf and PGM instructor, Ed Miller, chief operating officer at Foresight Golf and PGM instructor, Dr. Lou Agnese, UIW president, Brian Graybeal, PGM director, and Dr. Forrest Aven, dean of the H-E-B School of Business and Administration.
Our Lady’s Chapel Services
All are welcome.
On Thursday, Oct. 15, Fr. Tom Dymowski, UIW chaplain, was elected to the leadership
of the Order of the Most Holy Trinity and of the Captives, Immaculate Heart of Mary
Province, Provincial Council for a three year term in Baltimore, Maryland. Monthly
meetings of the Provincial Council will require Fr. Dymowski to travel to Baltimore,
other ministry sites in the U.S. and occasionally to Canada. In addition to his ministry
as University Chaplain, he serves the Order as Director of Formation.
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.
Ecumenical Reconciliation Service
Our 2015 Fall Ecumenical Reconciliation Service will be held at 12 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26 in Our Lady’s Chapel. Please join us as we gather to seek strength, comfort and renewal of spirit; as we pray for the reconciliation, and restoration for the broken, the marginalized, the dehumanized, for those on the fringe of life, that the Incarnate Word would be a light that shine in dark times. For more info, contact Brenda Dimas at (210) 829-3128 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taizé Prayer Service
You are cordially invited to participate in a service of contemplative worship in the tradition of Taizé beginning at 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27 in Our Lady’s Chapel. For more information, please contact University Mission and Ministry at (210) 829-3128 or Lena Gokelman at email@example.com.
Salve is UIW's Fall retreat for students hosted by UIW Mission and Ministry. It's a 3-day experience from Nov. 6 through Nov. 8 held at the Tecaboca Retreat Center (5045 Junction Hwy, Mountain Home, TX 78058). Mission and Ministry will provide transportation and meals. The cost of the Retreat is $50 per person to cover food, transportation, and retreat t-shirt. For more info, contact Brittany Nelson at (210) 861-9410 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UIW community enjoyed breakfast tacos and coffee at this year’s Employee Campaign Finale Party on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Pictured above is Ana Bribiesca Quintero, development officer. If you weren’t able to make it to main campus for this finale party, here are the additional dates, times and locations:
For more info, contact the UIW Office of Development at (210) 829-6012 or email@example.com.
A Thurber Carnival
The UIW Theatre Department presents the Extended Run Players for two great shows. We hope you enjoy these delightful short stories from James Thurber. They give a wonderful illustration of his wit and charming insight to all aspects of life and family. They contain some subtle, and some not so subtle gentle jabs to remind us to not take ourselves too seriously! Laughter is good for the soul! The shows will run in the Mabee Library Auditorium at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 23 and 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 25. Tickets are: Adults: $10 Seniors: $9 Non-UIW Students: $8 Groups: $6 UIW Students, Faculty and Staff attend free of charge with their ID. For more information, contact Chrissie Young at (210) 829-3800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blackout Pep Rally
Join the community for the UIW Blackout Pep Rally and meet your Men's and Women's basketball teams from 9:15 – 10:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 23 at the McDermott Convocation Center. Free throw contest, dunk contest, special performances, free t-shirts and a lot of other prizes. A fun night of basketball! Be sure to wear your best glow in the dark attire! For more info, contact Camelia Trahan at (210) 805-3012 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.
Food Culture: Kabsa
Join the UIW Institute of World Cultures from 3 – 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26 in the ICC Boardroom 1 for a food culture event featuring Kabsa. Kabsa is the main dish of Saudi Arabia. For more info, contact Wei Cheng Tung at (210) 294-2419 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Touchdown Tuesday at the UIW Bookstore
On Tuesday, Oct. 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.
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.
Concert at the Cove
The UIW Cardinal Jazz Band will perform contemporary and classic big band jazz from 8 – 10 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the Cove Restaurant (606 W Cypress St, San Antonio, TX 78212). Original works by director Jim Waller and Tenor Saxophonist Roger Hogan will also be featured. For more info, contact Jim Waller at (210) 445-0412 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where Rivers Meet Symposium Concert
The UIW Department of Music presents the Where Rivers Meet Symposium Concert from 7:30 – 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29 in the UIW Music Building Concert Hall. This concert is hosted by composers Alliance of San Antonio. There are other 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. For more info, contact the UIW Department of Music at (210) 829-3855 or email@example.com.
Day of the Dead Altar and Observance
Following the mass at 8 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 1, the Modern Languages Department will serve pan de muertos, the traditional “bread of the dead” and Campus Ministry will provide hot chocolate just outside Our Lady’s Chapel. All are welcome. The students in Dr. Sally Said’s intermediate Spanish class construct an altar, or ofrenda, in the chapel foyer each year. They invite you to add a picture or other small remembrance in honor of someone who has died. Please write your name and contact information on any article you leave so it can be returned to you. The altar will remain in place from Oct. 22 to Nov. 4. For more info, contact Dr. Sally Said at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where Rivers Meet: Sumida River, Song of the Yanaguana River and Curlew River
UIW Department of Music presents: Where Rivers Meet: Sumida River, Song of the Yanaguana River and Curlew River from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5 in the UIW Music Building Concert Hall. For tickets and info, visit this site. There are other 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. For more info, contact the UIW Department of Music at (210) 829-3855 or email@example.com.
Light the Way: O Tanenbaum
Join the UIW family to celebrate the time honored holiday tradition of “O Tannenbaum” as we kick off the holidays with one of the most anticipated events of the season at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21 in Benson Stadium. The program will feature several fan favorites including Tejano superstar Patsy Torres, the talent of the UIW Cardinal Chorale, the UIW Cardinal Marching Band and Spirit Team plus the performing groups of UIW’s Brainpower Connection schools.
The evening will culminate with the flip of a switch to deck the UIW campus with nearly a million twinkling Christmas lights. Guests are invited to join the candlelight procession through campus led by Mariachi Las Coronelas to Dubuis Lawn for a complimentary hot chocolate reception. The campus will be illuminated nightly for self-guided tours through Jan. 6, 2016. Follow us on social media using #LTW2015 to stay up-to-date with this year’s event. Don’t forget to share your favorite Light the Way memories and photos past and present. For more information, call (210) 829-6001 or visit www.uiw.edu/lighttheway.
Career Services helped students prepare for internships at a special fair Tuesday,
Oct. 20 in the Mabee Library Auditorium. Pictured above is Abreetta Goode, Career
Services coordinator, hosting the workshop for the students.
The Center for Veterans Affairs welcomed back our UIW Military Family: active duty,
veterans and military family member students Tuesday, Oct. 20. Pictured above (left
to right) are Tayler Potts, work study, Karen Wyatt, director of veteran’s affairs,
and Paul Wagner, work study.
UIW Participates in 2015 Walk the Night
The University of the Incarnate Word participated in the 2015 Walk the Night event held at La Villita (Downtown Riverwalk) on Saturday, Oct. 10. This year’s San Antonio Light The Night Walk a fundraising campaign benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and their funding of research to find blood cancer cures raised over $1.2 million dollars locally. Under the guidance of the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership, the university had over fifty faculty, staff and students participate in the event raising over $5,800. The university plans to continue to be an active member in this annual fundraising event and is already beginning plans for 2016 to surpass this year’s largest contribution. Pictured above is Dr. Barbara Aranda-Naranjo, associate provost for civic engagement, with students at the event. For additional info, contact David Espinoza or Dr. Ricardo Gonzalez, Ettling Center for Civic Leadership at (210) 283-6423.
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 (deadline has been extended to Friday, Oct. 23) or should you have additional questions.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Howard Marquise Dissertation Defense
Howard Marquise, candidate for the PhD in Education, will hold a defense of his dissertation at 2:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26 in the Nursing Building, Room 142. Howard's dissertation is titled "Examining Student Course Outcomes in First Year Anatomy and Physiology Using E-Books Versus Traditional Textbooks." His dissertation chair is Dr. Noah Kasraie. For more info, contact Duncan Hayse at (210) 829-2758 or email@example.com.
Maria E. Marquise Dissertaton Defense
Maria Marquise will defend her doctoral dissertation at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28 in the Administration Building, Room 155. The title of her dissertation is "Duty Hour Limitations and Educational Outcomes: Perspectives from a Community Hospital-Based Family Medicine Residency Program." Her dissertation committee chair is Dr. Norman St. Clair. For more info, contact Duncan Hayse at (210) 829-2758 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mabee Library Presents: It Was Rape
The Mabee Library presents It Was Rape at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28 in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room as a part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Eight women of different ages, backgrounds and ethnicities tell their personal stories of sexual assault. Speaker: Jennifer Tristan, Director of Education Training, San Antonio Rape Crisis Center We hope you will join us for our third annual presentation of this series. For more information, contact Polly McCord at email@example.com.
Abisola Santos Dissertaton Defense
Abisola Santos is hosting the defense of her doctoral dissertation at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29 in the Mabee Library, Room 221. The title of her dissertation is "Mentoring, Job Satisfaction, Job Dissatisfaction, and Organizational Commitment Among Graduate Nurses." Her dissertation committee chair is Dr. Ozman Özturgut. For more info, contact Duncan Hayse at (210) 829-2758 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Web Development Training Session
Web Development continues its fall web training sessions at 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30 in the Mabee Library, Room 230 with instructions on gadgets in the OU Campus web content management system. Seating for this advanced session is limited to 25 participants. Please RSVP to email@example.com. For more info, contact Troy Knickerbocker at (210) 805-5818 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Piano Concert Series
The UIW Department of Music presents the San Antonio International Piano Competition at 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7 in the UIW Music Building Concert Hall. For tickets and information, visit www.saipc.org. For further information, 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 October are listed below.
Men’s Soccer for the Week:
Oct. 25: Men’s Soccer vs. UT Rio Grande Valley, Benson Stadium, 6 p.m.
Oct. 29: Men’s Soccer at Utah Valley, 7 p.m.
Women’s Soccer for the Week:
Oct. 25: Women’s Soccer vs. Stephen F. Austin, Benson Stadium, 1 p.m.
Oct. 27: Women’s Soccer vs. Sam Houston State, Benson Stadium, 7 p.m.
Oct. 30: Women’s Soccer at Abilene Christian, 7 p.m.
UIW Football Season
The UIW Athletics Department invites the community to enjoy the football season. Games for October are listed below.
Football for the Week:
Oct. 24: Football vs. Abilene Christian, Benson Stadium, 2 p.m.
Oct. 31: Football at Stephen F. Austin, 3 p.m. (Streaming on ESPN 3 & KONO 860 AM)
For info, please contact Athletics at (210) 805-3000.
Homecoming 2015 T-Shirts Available Now
2015 Homecoming Shirts are available for purchase now! Shirts are $15 each and can be picked up in the Admissions Building, Room 77 next to Hortencia’s Café or this Saturday at the game! Visit this link now. For more info, contact Mark Papich at (210) 805-2530.
All UIW Alumni employees were invited to join the Office of Alumni Relations for lunch
Thursday, Oct. 22 in the McCracken House. Pictured above enjoying their lunch (from
left to right) are Amy DeAtley, accountant, Ryan Mitchell, system analyst, Nora Cadena,
manager of the Business Office, and Joey Ramirez, student account collector.
Parking Notice for McCombs Center Parking Garage
Beginning on Sunday, Oct. 25 and extending to Wednesday, Oct. 28, the McCombs Center Parking Garage Levels 2 and 3 and the stairwell by the elevators will be blocked off for maintenance work. Individuals will not be able to access or exit the elevators on Level 2 & 3 for any reason, except in the event of a fire. The elevators will continue to be accessible at Levels 1, 1R, 4 and 5. The four stairwells in the corners of each level will be accessible for travel between floors. If you have any questions, please contact (210) 829-6038.
Denman Estate Open House
Looking for a venue to host your next function? Check out the Denman Estate Open House from 12 – 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 15 at the Denman Estate (7735 Mockingbird Lane, San Antonio, TX 78229). This is a great chance to see the venue and meet with other event professionals that will help make your next event spectacular. For more info, contact Stephanie Ponce at (210) 805-5805 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cup Runneth Over
TRiO Student Support Services will once again work with women and families in transition by collecting and assembling cup care packages.“Cup Runneth Over” is a way in which the faculty, administrators and staff can give something back to those experiencing difficulties in their lives. Collection of items run until 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16. Please consider donating the following items in good condition:
Items can be delivered to the TRiO Lab in the Administration Building, Room 225. For more info or assistance with item collection, please contact TRiO Student Support Services at (210) 805-5812.
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. The next session will be from 12 – 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28 in the Administration Building, Room 212. Lunch will be served at this session. Presenters for this session are Teresa Partridge and Susan Hall. For more info, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or email@example.com.
Want Better Papers? Provide Earlier Feedback
It’s a bedrock principle of effective writing instruction that students benefit from a limited amount of specific feedback on their writing—delivered when they can actually use it for improvement. Participants will explore ways to provide useful comments on early drafts without doubling their workload. Workshop sessions will be in the Administration Building, Room 212 from 12 – 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26 with lunch and from 8 – 9 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27 with breakfast. The presenter for both sessions is Dr. Amanda Johnston. To register for any session click this link. For more info, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Study and Test-Taking Workshop
This ALPHA workshop from 12 – 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4 in the Administration Building, Room 155 will help students learn about effective studying tips and test-taking strategies. For more info, contact Dr. Tanja Stampfl at (210) 829-3885 or email@example.com.
The Employee Wellness Committee hosted a Lunch & Learn event Wednesday, Oct. 21. Pictured above (left to right) are Erin Galloway, athletic facilities coordinator, Beth Villarreal, director of campus ministry, and Scott LeBlanc, director of recreation, sports and wellness. Beth presented a lecture on spirituality.
April Fricke, IWHS athletic director, embarked on an historic ride for a good cause.
April rode her bike along the same route the first three Sisters of Charity of the
Incarnate Word traveled from Freeport to San Antonio in 1869, approximately 250 miles.
This is the second year April has completed the ride to raise funds for The CHRISTUS
Santa Rosa Mobile Mammography Unit. April arrived at the IWHS campus at 10:30 a.m.,
Tuesday, Oct. 20.
C-SPAN's award-winning, 45-foot customized bus visited the St. Anthony Catholic High
School campus on Tuesday, Oct. 20. The C-SPAN Campaign 2016 Bus travels the country
to promote C-SPAN's "Road to the White House" series by visiting universities, schools
and political events. Additionally, the Bus will introduce a customized 2016 campaign
app allowing visitors to explore potential presidential candidates, events, and footage
from the campaign trail. Pictured above are Alejandro Calderon, SACHS director of
enrollment & alumni, with SACHS students in front of the bus.
Rickie Baker, vice principal at St. Anthony Catholic High School, lost his mother, Ora Baker, Sunday, Oct. 18. Rickie is the brother in law of Dr. Renee Moore, dean of campus life. Visitation will be from 6 – 9 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home (1701 Austin Highway, San Antonio, TX 78218). Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home with burial services taking place afterward at 1:30 p.m. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery (1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd., San Antonio, TX 78209). Please keep Rickie and his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
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.
The UIW Honors Program sponsored its eighth annual social justice trip and its fifth to the Rio Grande Valley over Fall Break. Twelve students participated in a look at the issues confronting this border region. One of the stops was at La Posada Providencia, where they worked side by side with clients from Africa, Asia and Central America. Jean Loden, director of the Honors Program, and Dr. Doshie Piper, assistant professor of Criminal Justice, traveled with the students.
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.