Pictured above (left to right) Karen Wyatt, director of veteran’s affairs, Heather Miller, financial aid advisor, Chief Petty Officer David De la Fuente, U.S. Naval Reserve, work study, Matthew Butcher, work study, Clarence Favorite, work study, Madaline Cruz, veteran services specialist, and Paul Warner, work study, at the Spring 2016 Military Family Welcome Back event. The event welcomed back our active duty, veteran and military family members back to UIW for another semester.
Our Lady’s Chapel Services
All are welcome.
Lenten Fridays: Stations of the Cross/Road to the Resurrection
For the Stations of the Cross/Road to the Resurrection, please visit this link. Map for Campus/Headwaters Stations of the Cross/Road to the Resurrection.
St. Patrick’s Day Mass
St. Patrick's Day Mass is moved to 12 p.m., Friday, March 11 in Our Lady's Chapel due to the fact that there will be no noon masses during the Spring Break, March 14-18. Our Chaplain Fr. Thomas Dymowski and Associate Chaplain Fr. James Mark Adame will be off campus participating in the Alternate Spring Break community service. After Mass, Dr. Gerald Mulvey will distribute shamrocks to all who want them.
Homenaje a Rafael Hernández
Ecos de Puerto Rico, a cuatro group from San Antonio, will play the music of Rafael Hernández in their cuatros (a musical instrument that looks like a guitar) at 7 p.m., Friday, March 11 in the Concert Hall. Alejandro Hernández, the son of Rafael Hernández, will talk about the life and music legacy of his father. For more info, contact Dr. Amalia Mondriguez at (210) 829-3894 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sr. Corita Kent’s Pop Art and the Ideas of the Second Vatican Council
A museum docent and Sr. Martha Ann Kirk will consider how social justice and the spirit of the Second Vatican Council influenced the pop art and teaching of Catholic Sister Corita Kent in Los Angeles in the 1960-70s on a tour of the San Antonio Art Museum (200 W. Jones Avenue, San Antonio, Texas 78215) from 4:45 – 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, March 22. Tour will be free if one has a UIW ID card. Others are welcome to join, but need to pay regular museum fees. UIW Prepare by reading this article. For more info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at (210) 883-5934 or email@example.com.
Band of Sisters Film Screening
Band of Sisters is a documentary featuring the stories of Catholic nuns and their work for social justice after Vatican II. Sr. Yolanda Tarango, CCVI, is featured in the film and will be available to respond to questions following the screening. The screening is from 12 – 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 23 in the Mabee Library Auditorium. For more info, contact Dr. Adrienne Ambrose at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students, faculty and friends are invited to host refugee children and their families for the sixth annual gathering with arts, crafts, music, stories and games about Passover, Easter, Narouz and Holi from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Friday, March 25 at the Denman Estate (7735 Mockingbird Lane, San Antonio, Texas 78229). Bring art supplies and what might be fun or delicious. Read about how we have celebrated here. See the Denman Estate Park Pavillion from Korea. For more info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at (210) 883-5934 or email@example.com.
Picnic with the President – Please RSVP
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, please RSVP online here to help us prepare for everyone. For questions, contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at firstname.lastname@example.org or (210) 829-6001.
UIW has been gifted with a collection of music scores from the library of Selma Epstein. Epstein was a concert pianist who championed the music of women and minority composers. She traveled the world, collecting and performing the scores that now reside in the Bennack Music Center Music Library. Find out more about this remarkable pianist and her collection in a special presentation in support of Women’s History Month at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 29 in the Ingrid Seddon Recital Hall. For more info, contact Dr. Ken Metz at (210) 829-3850 or email@example.com.
Women, Early Christian Origins, and the Hard Work of Remembering
Dr. Adrienne Ambrose will provide an overview of contemporary biblical scholarship on women’s participation in the Jesus movement and early Christianity, followed by an opportunity to reflect on the pace of change in some of our oldest religious institutions from 3 – 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 29 in the Administration Building, Room 330. For more info, contact Dr. Adrienne Ambrose at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moody Professor Lecture
Dr. Elda Martinez, Moody Professor 2016-2017 will present “Learning Equity: Expanding Awareness of Academic Equality, Equity and Fairness” at 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 29 in the Mabee Library Auditorium. Refreshments will follow in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. For more info, contact Itza Casanova at (210) 829-3943 or email@example.com.
From Barbie to Babesia: Women in the Sciences, Working in Historically Male-Dominated Careers
Join the UIW community for a Women’s History Month panel discussion at 12 p.m., Wednesday, March 30 in the Mabee Library Auditorium. This panel presentation features four professional women with extensive professional experience in the health sciences, who will share some of what they’ve learned in navigating their successful careers: Barbara Aranda-Naranjo, PhD, currently UIW Associate Provost for Civic Engagement; Pangela Dawson, PhD, MSPAS, PA-C, UIW Associate Professor and Program Director of Biomedical Sciences; Sandra Fortenberry, O.D., F.A.A.O., Assistant Dean for Professional Advancement at the Rosenberg School of Optometry; Emily Kidd, M.D., a specialist in emergency medicine who has worked on disaster preparedness with the San Antonio Fire Department, and Sarah Ortiz, DVM, who works with the USDA and other federal agencies. Ana Vallor, PhD, UIW Associate Professor of Biology, will facilitate the panel discussion. For more info, contact Dr. Adrienne Ambrose at (210) 283-6344 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 tickets or for more info, contact Ana Bribiesca at (210) 829-6075 or email@example.com. The Office of Development is also looking for volunteers for the event. Please sign up at this link to become a volunteer.
The Cutting Edge™ Fiesta® Medals For Sale
Our 2016 Cutting EdgeTM Fiesta® Medals are currently available for purchase. They are $5 and can be purchased at the UIW Fashion Department Office in second floor of the Joyce Building. The medal will also be available for purchase the evening of the Cutting EdgeTM Fiesta® Fashion Show. For more information, contact the UIW Fashion Department at (210) 832-3219.
The Cutting Edge™ Fiesta® Fashion Show
Don’t miss the UIW’s 2016 Cutting Edge™ Fiesta® Fashion Show set for Monday, April 11 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the show set to begin at 7 p.m. Single tickets can be purchased for $35 (seat only) and $75 (includes a light meal & drink.) Tables of 10 are available for $750, $1,000 and $1,250. Tickets are available by calling the UIW Development Office at (210) 829-6013. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Experience the latest fashions created and presented by UIW’s fashion design students. The Cutting Edge™ Fiesta® Fashion Show displays new talent set to the professional standard of a New York-style runway show. Student designers present collections they have illustrated, designed and constructed in a year-long fashion capstone course. This annual event is entirely produced by students – from sound and lighting, to staging and contracting professional models – UIW students experience every aspect of planning a professional runway show.
Proceeds benefit scholarships for students in UIW’s fashion management program. For more information visit us online at www.cuttingedge-sa.com.
2016 UIW Tech Fair
The 2016 UIW Tech Fair will take place on Wednesday, April 13 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. The Tech Fair team is planning a video-poster presentation space, which will include four large, flat-screen monitors, from which you can exhibit your research, show a video or share a poster-style presentation to an audience of up to ten attendees. The video-poster presentation space will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sessions are scheduled hourly. Presentations should be no longer than 10 minutes, (less than 15 slides), including time for questions and answers. Once your presentation is complete, you can encourage your audience to attend the next presentation. Space is limited. To register, click this link; HTTP://bit.ly/1TRcp6Z Would you consider taking a booth at the UIW Tech Fair? The booth will need to be staffed from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. If you are unable to dedicate that much time to staffing a booth, perhaps you could share the booth space with colleagues or students. Booths will include power, wireless internet, pipe and drape and a table and chairs. The space is approximately 6’ x 6’, with ample room to post signage. This year’s theme is centered on the upcoming Fiesta® celebration, so we encourage you to decorate your booth in a Fiesta theme. Click here: http://bit.ly/1TRdhZj to reserve a booth space. The deadline for booth and presentation reservations is Friday, March 18. For more info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or email@example.com.
2016 Corporate Cup Registration Open
UIW will host the citywide San Antonio Sports Corporate Cup on Saturday, June 4 from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the UIW Athletic Complex. Registration is now open. For more info and to register online, visit: http://uiw.edu/teamuiw/. Each UIW employee who participates will receive a free t-shirt! Be sure to register by April 1, 2016 to ensure your free shirt.
Banner Budget Training
The Comptroller’s Office will be hosting a Banner Budget Training Class on Tuesday, March 15 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the Mabee Library, Room 231. This event is open to all Budget Managers and anyone assigned to reviewing budgets. The presentation is to assist in navigating through Banner to review organization budgets and transactions. For more info, contact Michael R. Castilleja at (210) 805-3571 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jose Benitez Senior Recital
The UIW Department of Music presents Jose Benitez’s senior recital from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m., Thursday, March 24 in the Concert Hall. For more info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or email@example.com.
Joseph Flores Senior Recital
The UIW Department of Music presents Joseph Flores’s senior recital at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 31 in the Ingrid Seddon Recital Hall. For more info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fans wearing another school or MLB team’s spirit shirt will be asked to trade their shirt in exchange for a black UIW spirit t-shirt at baseball home games on Tuesday, March 15 and Tuesday, March 29. Shirts collected will be donated to charity. For more info, contact Camelia Trahan at (210) 805-3012 or email@example.com.
Sundae Fun Day
Join UIW Baseball every Sunday for “Sundae Fun Day” for free sundaes at baseball Sunday games. Sundaes available while supplies last.
For more info, contact Camelia Trahan at (210) 805-3012 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Truck Fridays at UIW Baseball
UIW Athletics is hosting a different food truck every Friday at UIW Baseball home games.
Prices are set by the food truck; a portion of the proceeds go to UIW Athletics. For
more info, contact Camelia Trahan at (210) 805-3012 or email@example.com.
Baseball for the Week:
March 15: Baseball vs. Prairie View A&M, Sullivan Field, 2 & 5:30 p.m.
Softball for the Week:
March 11: Softball vs. Northwestern State, Cardinals Field, 2 & 4 p.m. (Double Header)
March 12: Softball vs. Northwestern State, Cardinals Field, 12 p.m.
March 13: Softball vs. Northwestern State, Cardinals Field, 2 p.m.
March 15: Softball vs. North Texas, Cardinals Field, 3 p.m.
Women’s Tennis for the Week:
March 11: Women’s Tennis vs. Southeastern Louisiana, Mabry Tennis Center, 12 p.m.
March 17: Women’s Tennis vs. UTEP, Mabry Tennis Center, 11 a.m.
For info, please contact Athletics at (210) 805-3000.
Here are the dining hours on campus during Spring Break. For more info, contact UIW Dining at (210) 832-2149.
Sr. Alice Holden, initiator of the Interfaith Retreat and Conference Center, Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, professor of religious studies, Dr. Suleyman Tek, associate professor of Mathematics, Rosalinda Villarreal, secretary to pharmacy practice, and others are pictured above at the Blessing of the Interfaith Retreat and Conference Center.
Dr. Tanja Stampfl, assistant professor of English, presented her 2016 Sr. Margaret
Patrice Slattery Lecture in English Thursday, March 10 in the Mabee Library Special
Collections Room. The lecture titled, "Encountering the Other, Re-Seeing the Self:
The Trope of the Encounter in Cross-Cultural Literature," was presented to faculty,
staff, students and those in the UIW community.
Sculpture Display: Natural Abstraction with Industrial Elements
The community is invited to view student work designed and created as a "non-representational" sculptural form by combining both natural and industrial elements. The display is open during normal library hours through Wednesday, March 16. For more info, contact Melissa Rucker at (210) 829-6097 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternative Spring Break 2016
Alternative Spring Break is taking place from Monday, March 14 through Friday, March 18 in the San Antonio community. This event is open to UIW students, faculty and staff. Students have an opportunity to earn service hours. For a full list of locations and to sign up, visit this link. For more info, contact Dr. Craig McCarron at (210) 805-1225 or email@example.com.
“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 Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Seating is limited to 30 participants per session. Below are dates and times for April. Additional sessions beyond April are available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to attend one of the sessions listed below.
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. Below are dates and times for March. Additional sessions beyond March are available. Visit this link if you wish to attend one of the sessions listed below or additional sessions beyond March. For more info, contact email@example.com.
ALPHA: First Generation Student Success would like to introduce Alpha Lounge every Tuesday between 1 – 4 p.m. in the Administration Building, Room 314. Alpha faculty and peer mentors will be available for any first-generation students to hang out, ask questions or meet with their mentoring groups. We will have refreshments and everyone is welcome. For more info, contact Liz Mathews at (210) 829-3885 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Athletic Training Month
March is National Athletic Training Month. UIW has Board Certified Athletic Trainers in both the athletic and academic settings. These professionals are experts in injury prevention, first responder services, recognition/diagnostics, post-injury care and rehabilitation services. The Cardinals Athletic Training staff provides daily care and Athletic Training services to over 500 UIW athletes who compete and represent the university in a variety of sports. Please help us recognize these professionals and celebrate National Athletic Training Month during March.
Employee Wellness Lunch & Learn
The Employee Wellness Committee will host a Lunch & Learn at 12 p.m., Thursday, March 24 in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. The speaker will present on the American Red Cross. RSVP by email: email@example.com.
UIW Preparatory High School Launches New Website
UIW Preparatory High School has launched a new website. Please visit them at www.uiw.edu/prep.
14th Annual Chip'n Classic
SACHS is hosting the 14th Annual Chip’n Classic from 1 – 8 p.m., Saturday, March 12 at The Republic Golf Course. The shotgun start is at 1 p.m. with a putting contest before the tournament begins. In addition, there will be a silent auction with all types of items ranging from sports memorabilia to all inclusive trips. For more information. please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.uiw.edu/prep.
Our thoughts 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.