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2016 new employee mixer

UIW welcomes new faculty, staff and employees to our family at the Employee Mixer held Thursday, Feb. 18 in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room.

 

Mission

Our Lady’s Chapel Services

All are welcome. 

  • Noon Mass, Monday – Friday
  • Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m.
  • Liturgy of the Hours evening prayer at 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation - 11:30 a.m. Fridays or by appointment with Fr. Tom Dymowski, O.SS.T. (210) 829-3131 or dymowski@uiwtx.edu.

Lenten Fridays: Stations of the Cross/Road to the Resurrection
For the Stations of the Cross/Road to the Resurrection, please visit this link.

 

2016 pray-a-thon

24-Hour Pray-a-thon
Join University Mission and Ministry for the 7th annual 24-hour Pray-a-thon. The tradition began in 2009 when one of our students wanted to find a way to more fully engage individuals, student organizations and university departments with the spirit of the season. While, rooted in our Catholic identity, we celebrate our diverse faith community, as we use these 24 hours to immerse participants into deeper prayer in anticipation of Easter. For more info, contact (210) 829-3128 or dimas@uiwtx.edu. Pictured above with a cutout of Pope Francis and UIW students is Beth Villarreal, director of campus ministry.

 


Events

The House of Bernarda Alba
The UIW Department of Theatre Arts invites you to The House of Bernarda Alba. A gem of a play from one of the best Spanish playwrights, Federico Garcia Lorca shows us what the consequences of fear, jealousy, hegemony, and desire can be. Tickets prices are: adults: $10, seniors: $9, non-UIW students: $8, groups (10 or more): $6 and UIW students, faculty and staff may attend free of charge by presenting their valid ID. Show times in the Coates Theatre are below:

  • Friday, Feb. 19 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 20 at 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m.

For more info, contact Chrissie Young at (210) 829-3810 or theatre@uiwtx.edu.

White Coat 5K
The second annual White Coat 5K will be held from 9 – 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 20 on the UIW Campus. Sponsored by the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists and the National Community Pharmacists Association, the race will benefit the American Heart Association. This event is open to the public. Those in the healthcare field are encouraged to participate while wearing their white lab coat. There is a $25 registration fee. For more info, contact Elizabeth Yett at (409) 659-8292 or yet@student.uiwtx.edu.

DiversiTEA – Renew the Tradition
The Ettling Center for Civic Leadership and the Office of Student Life invite the community to be part of a renewed tradition of "Tea Time/Compline" from 1 – 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25 at the Cardinal Courtyard. The daily tradition of “Compline” of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, dates as far back as 1867 even before the establishment of the Incarnate Word College in 1886. The Sisters would gather for Vespers each afternoon when they returned to the convent from teaching in the parish and local schools and helping in the hospitals. After the Vespers are finished, the Sisters would reflect and spend time with each other over tea and bread or cookies. At one time, the location for “tea time”-(compline) was in the current location of Hortencia’s. For more info, contact Dr. Ricardo Gonzalez at (210) 283-6423 or rigonza4@uiwtx.edu.

Panel Discussion: "The Past, the Influence, The Future"
Various Leaders from the African American community will discuss various issues concerning the black community at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25 in the UIW Music Building Concert Hall. Each leader is well respected in the African American community and can speak with passion and conviction about their subject matter. We will examine the past. What are some of the issues of the past that we are still experiencing? We will take an analytical look at some of the circumstances that are influencing our communities today and then look at solutions for a brighter future. Our keynote speaker, Roni Dean-Burren, author and national speaker, will open the event and end with Q&A. For more info, contact Rev. Trevor Alexander at (210) 829-3130 or alexande@uiwtx.edu.

2016 UIW Student Media Gala
The 2016 UIW Student Media Gala is from 6 – 9 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 28 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. UIW alumni, current students, media professionals and UIW community members are encouraged to come and celebrate the UIW Student Media’s successes of the past year. Alumni and students please bring your friends and family; let them see the program that is either helping you or has helped you become who you are today.

All proceeds for the UIW Student Media Gala go towards scholarships of future and current students. Your purchase of tickets and participation in our silent auction will be directly giving back to students in need. This event is also a great time to network, so show up early and bring your business cards. Tickets are $35 a person, $25 for students, $300 dollars for a table of 10. Buy them online. Follow the event on Facebook too. For more info, contact Hank McDonnell at (210) 283-5044 or mcdonnell@uiwtx.edu.

Angels Among Us
Angels Among Us
is an art exhibition by Martin Emmanuel Rangel and Victor Hugo De La Fuente, two emerging artists. The opening reception is from 6 – 9 p.m., Friday, March 4 in the Kelso Art Gallery. The exhibit will run from Friday, March 4 – Friday, April 1. To see more about these artists, visit their websites at www.victordelafuente.com and www.emmanuelsa.com. For more info about the reception, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or sul@uiwtx.edu.

Picnic with the President
All UIW employees are invited to Picnic with the President from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 29 in the courtyard in front of the Coates Theater to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Dr. Lou Agnese’s inauguration as president. Bring your appetite and join the celebration. We’ll provide the food and drinks! To participate in the fun, RSVP online here. For questions, contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at pr@uiwtx.edu or (210) 829-6001.

Summer Camp's Mandatory Meeting
UIW will be holding its annual "mandatory" summer camp meeting from 2 – 4 p.m. Monday, March 7 in the Mabee Library Auditorium. Anyone having or considering having a summer camp on or off campus should attend. Discussions will include liability, management, best practices, summer employees (camp counselors) and business office/payroll concerns. For more info, contact Chris Luna at (210) 283-5095 or chluna1@uiwtx.edu.

 

2016 swing in invitation raffle

For more information or to purchase Swing-In raffle tickets, follow this link or contact the UIW Development office at (210) 829-6013.

Swing-In Auction Party and Golf Tournament
The Swing-In Auction Party is at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 28 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room and the Golf Tournament tee times are 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Friday, April 29 at the Republic Golf Course. Swing-In is an annual event hosted by the UIW Development Board that raises funds for much needed scholarships. The theme for this year’s auction party is Wild West; make sure to wear your hats and boots. Last year, our donors’ generosity enabled us to raise a record-breaking total of nearly $400,000. For more info, contact Ana Bribiesca at (210) 829-6075 or bribiesc@uiwtx.edu.

 


Department News

 

2016 uiw graduate support center award

The UIW Graduate Support Center was recognized for their National Bright Spot in Hispanic Education Award last night at the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics reception held at the Scobee Education Center at San Antonio College.

Mabee Library Research Workshops

  • Nursing Research - From 12 - 1:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 22 in the Nursing Building. For more info, please contact Dell Davis at dmdavis@uiwtx.edu or (210) 829-6054.
  • Business Research - From 12 - 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23 in the Gorman Building. For more info, please contact Paul Andersen at panderse@uiwtx.edu or (210) 829-6010.
  • STEM Research - From 2 - 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24 in the Bonilla Science Hall. For more info, please contact Dell Davis at dmdavis@uiwtx.edu or (210) 829-6054.
  • Education Research - From 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24 in the Gorman Building. For more info, please contact Mary Jinks at marydlg@uiwtx.edu or (210) 829-3839.

UIW Wind Ensemble Concert
The UIW Department of Music invites you to the UIW Wind Ensemble Concert from 3 – 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 21 in the Bennack Music Building Concert Hall. For more info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or sul@uiwtx.edu.

9th Annual Research Week
Please join the Office of Research and Graduate Studies, Office of Research Development and the UIW scholarly community as we celebrate the 9th Annual Research Week Feb. 23 – Feb. 25. 
You are encouraged to celebrate our community of creators, scholars, researchers and performers and join in the events. To see the full schedule of events and for more info, visit http://www.uiw.edu/orgs/research/researchweek.html.

Oasis Saxophone Quartet Concert
The Oasis Saxophone Quartet Concert is from 1:30 – 2:45 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25 in the Bennack Music Building Concert Hall. For more info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or sul@uiwtx.edu.

Evening On Broadway
The UIW Cardinal Chorale presents its annual "Evening On Broadway" dinner from 7 – 9 p.m., Feb. 25 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. The evening will feature a pasta dinner, dessert bar and live entertainment provided by members of the UIW Cardinal Chorale. Tickets are $10, $5, and free for 5 and under. For more info, contact William Gokelman at (210) 829-3848 or gokelman@uiwtx.edu.

 

2016 health and wellness fair

UIW Health and Wellness Fair
UIW Health and Wellness Fair will be held from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 2 in the Wellness Center. Over 30 vendors will be on site to promote health and administer basic biometric screening. There will be music and door prizes. UIW Health Services, STARS, the Employee Wellness Committee and Human Resources sponsor the event. For more info, contact David Allwein at (210) 829-3126 or allwein@uiwtx.edu.

 


Athletics News

Cardinal Spotlight

Eat for a Cause: Brunch with Branch & UIW Football
Former NFL and three-time Super Bowl winner Cliff Branch is hosting “Eat for a Cause: Brunch with Branch and UIW Football” from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23 at the Smoke Shack/Pig Pen. For $20 per person, guests will have the opportunity to engage with Mr. Branch over a buffet style meal, take photos and purchase Raiders memorabilia. Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit Cardinal Football. For more info, contact Camelia Trahan at (210) 805-3012 or ctrahan@uiwtx.edu.

UIW Basketball Season
The UIW Athletics Department invites the community to enjoy men and women’s basketball. Home games for February are listed below.

Men’s Basketball for the Week:
No home games.

Women’s Basketball for the Week:
Feb. 18: Women’s Basketball vs. Houston Baptist, McDermott Convocation Center, 6 p.m.

Baseball for the Week
The UIW Athletics Department invites the community to enjoy UIW Baseball. Home games for February are listed below.

Feb. 19: Baseball vs. LIU Brooklyn, Sullivan Field, 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 20: Baseball vs. LIU Brooklyn, Sullivan Field, 3 p.m.
Feb. 21: Baseball vs. LIU Brooklyn, Sullivan Field, 11 a.m.
Feb. 25: Baseball vs. Notre Dame, Wolff Stadium, 6 p.m.
Feb. 26: Baseball vs. Gonzaga, Wolff Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Women’s Synchronized Swimming for the Week:

The UIW Athletics Department invites the community to enjoy Women’s Synchronized Swimming. Home games for February are listed below.

Feb. 19: Women’s Synchronized Swimming vs. Stanford University, Barshop Natatorium, 10 a.m. & 5 p.m.
Feb. 20: Women’s Synchronized Swimming vs. Stanford University, Barshop Natatorium, 10 a.m. & 5 p.m.

UIW Tennis Season
The UIW Athletics Department invites the community to enjoy men and women’s tennis. Home games for February are listed below.

Men’s Tennis for the Week:

Feb. 19: Men’s Tennis vs. Tyler Junior College, Mabry Tennis Center, 2 p.m.
Feb. 21: Men’s Tennis vs. Prairie View A&M, Mabry Tennis Center, 2 p.m.

Women’s Tennis for the Week:

Feb. 19: Women’s Tennis vs. Tyler Junior College, Mabry Tennis Center, 2 p.m.
Feb. 21: Women’s Tennis vs. Prairie View A&M, Mabry Tennis Center, 2 p.m.


For info, please contact Athletics at (210) 805-3000.

 


Community News

 

2016 judy broughton and john lodek scholarship

Pictured above (left to right) are Judy Broughton and John Lodek at the 2016 Judy Broughton & John Lodek Scholarship Fundraiser Celebration Thursday, Feb. 18 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. Judy and John taught Interior Design at UIW for thirty-plus years. This scholarship will commemorate their years of service.

 

2016 literacy summit dr. stephani grote-garcia and dr. elda martinez

The Dreeben School of Education (DSE) hosted the 2016 Literacy Summit Friday, Feb. 12 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room and Saturday, Feb. 13 in the Bennack Music Center. Pictured above (left to right) are Dr. Stephanie Grote-Garcia, assistant professor in DSE, and Dr. Elda Martinez, director of teacher education, associate professor in DSE and 2015 Moody Professor, at the summit.

March Women’s History Month Programs Sought
The UIW community is invited to contribute a program to March Women’s History Month. Please e-mail your ideas to Dr. Adrienne Ambrose or Sr. Martha Ann Kirk or join the committee planning meetings. For more info on the committee meetings contact ambrosea@uiwtx.edu or kirk@uiwtx.edu.

“Survival Mindset” Information Session
The UIW Police Department and Environmental Health Safety & Risk Management will be hosting “Survival Mindset” information session. These information sessions are an overview of the original 4-hour class.

About the Training: 

The current presentation teaches and promotes the “Run, Hide, Fight” concept.  In today’s world, each and every one of us must be responsible for our own personal safety and security.  The concepts and ideas presented are not campus specific; they apply in any environment the participant may find themselves.

Each session is scheduled for 2 hours. The presentation is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, leaving 30 minutes for questions and answers. The sessions during the Spring 2016 semester will be held in the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Seating is limited to 30 participants per session. Email colunga@uiwtx.edu if you wish to attend one of the 16 sessions listed below. Please include the date of the session you wish to attend.

  • 19, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • March 1, 9 – 11 a.m.
  • March 7, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • March 10, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • April 6, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • April 19, 9 – 11 a.m.
  • April 28, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • May 13, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  • May 18, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. (Moved to SAIDOFF)
  • May 23, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • May 31, 9 – 11 a.m.

Trinidad Macias Dissertation Defense
Trinidad Macias will host a public defense of her dissertation at 4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 22 in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. The title of her dissertation is "Saudi Women Studying in the United States: Understanding Their Experiences." Trini's dissertation supervisor is Dr. Osman Ozturgut. For more info, contact Duncan Hayse at (210) 829-2758 or hayse@uiwtx.edu.

The 2016 CCVI Spirit Awards Nominations
Faculty, administration, staff and students are invited to submit one or more nominations. Nominations made in previous years for persons who were not selected will be reconsidered each year. If in any year the Selection Committee determines that no suitable candidate has been proposed, the award will not be given out that year. The deadline to enter nominations is end of day Sunday, Feb. 28. To enter your nomination, please visit http://www.uiw.edu/mission/traditions/ccvi.html.

Requesting Nominations for 12th Annual Presidential Teaching Award
Nominations will be accepted through Monday, Feb. 29 for the 2016 Presidential Teaching Award. This annual award acknowledges and rewards a full-time faculty member who exemplifies excellence in teaching leading to student engagement. Dr. Agnese presents a $5,000 stipend to the recipient. Former recipients include Dr. Roger Barnes, William Gokelman, Dr. Neeta Singh, Dr. Bill Carleton, Theresa Tiggeman, Dr. Paul Lewis, Dr. Lydia Andrade, Dr. Jessica Kimmel, Dr. Doug Gilmour, Dr. Brian McBurnett and Dr. Scott Dittloff.  Current students, alumni and colleagues are invited to submit a rationale stating why the nominee is deserving of the award.  For full details and nomination form, visit www.uiw.edu/teacher. For more info, contact Itza Casanova at (210) 829-3943 or casanova@uiwtx.edu.

 


Faculty News

New Blackboard Course Shell – Coming Summer 2016
The UIW Instructional Technology team is developing a brand new Blackboard course shell for the main campus courses. The shell will include pre-formatted content for hybrid, online, and face-to-face courses. Continuing through the end of April, Instructional Technology will be previewing the new course shell to faculty and staff providing an opportunity for both faculty input and training on how to integrate the shell with your Blackboard courses. Please join us for one of our one-hour sessions in the Administration Building, Room 212. Below are the times and dates of upcoming workshops.

  • 22 at 9 a.m.
  • 24 at 12 p.m.
  • 29 at 9 a.m.
  • March 3 at 12 p.m.
  • March 8 at 12 p.m.
  • March 11 at 9 a.m.
  • March 21 at 12 p.m.
  • March 23 at 12 p.m.
  • March 29 at 9 a.m.
  • March 31 at 12 p.m.
  • April 4 at 3 p.m.
  • April 8 at 12 p.m.
  • April 19 at 9 a.m.
  • April 21 at 12 p.m.
  • April 25 at 3 p.m.
  • April 27 at 12 p.m.

For more info, contact tpeak@uiwtx.edu. Please sign up at this link.

Backchannel Communication: Maybe the Rest of the Class Will Talk
In many college classes, a handful of students do most of the talking, so tools that can entice the rest of the class to participate are welcome. A backchannel is a digital conversation than occurs during a face-to-face event. During a class session, a backchannel tool such as TodaysMeet or Padlet can encourage students who might otherwise remain uninvolved to pose questions and make comments. Participants in this class will learn the major features of TodaysMeet and discuss ways instructors can integrate a backchannel into a class session. Please bring a digital device of your choice. One participant at each session will win a Kindle Fire. The first session is from 12 – 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23 (lunch) in the Administration Building, Room 155, and from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24 (wine and cheese) in the Administration Building, Room 212. Lucretia Fraga of the Dreeben School of Education will present at both sessions. To sign up, go to the following link. For more info, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or kallwein@uiwtx.edu.

 


For Your Students

Resumania
This Career Services event from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23 in the Nursing Building, Room 222 offers a one on one resume review by a career counselor. Resumes are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. For more info, contact Darlene Moczygemba at (210) 829-3931 or careers@uiwtx.edu.

Networking & Professional Dress Workshop
This student-centered event helps students learn networking skills and strategies from an employer's perspective. The event is from 12 – 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24 in the Mabee Library Auditorium. For more info, contact Darlene Moczygemba at (210) 829-3931 or careers@uiwtx.edu.

UIW Full-Time Job Fair
Career Services is hosting a Full-Time Job Fair for students and alumni from 1 – 4 p.m., Thursday, March 3 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. For more info, contact Career Services at (210) 829-3931 or careers@uiwtx.edu.

 


Employee Health & Wellness

2016 employee wellness lunch and learn february

Pictured above (left to right) are David Allwein, assistant director of student health services, with Dr. Benjamin Weger, U.S. Army. Dr. Weger spoke at the monthly Employee Wellness Lunch and Learn presentation about how to maintain a heart healthy lifestyle in honor of American Heart Month.

  


High Schools
 

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.

 


Miscellanous
 

Shattered Sky Film Screening
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word is hosting the Shattered Sky film screening at 12 p.m., Monday, Feb. 29 in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. For more info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or pamela.ball@amormeus.org.

 

Our thoughts and prayers go to:

  • William Dossmann & family on the recent loss of his brother, Sterly G. Dossmann (Former IWC Director of Financial Aid).
  • Martha Ann Fanning on the recent loss of her husband; Lisa Fanning (BA ’92) on the recent loss of her father, Buckner Fanning (Hon. ’92).
  • The Family of Lucille Cecile Lopez Santos (UIW Former Faculty/Director of Teacher Education) on her recent death.
  • Lawna (BBA ’81) and Stephen Swellander & family on the recent loss of his mother, Marian G. Page Swellander (BA ’79).

 

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.