Dr. Christopher Edelman, associate professor of philosophy, is pictured above with UIW students as they prepare to paint and help restore a home in the San Antonio community as a part of the Alternative Spring Break initiative.
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.
Incarnate Word Day Mass
Incarnate Word Day celebrates the Feast of the Annunciation, Mary's "Yes" to God's call. At the Annunciation, an angel sent by God brought the message to Mary that God was asking her to be the Mother of Jesus, the Son of God. When Mary accepted God's offer, the Word (God) became one of us. God became "incarnate," with a body like ours; hence the name Incarnate Word. Because of His resurrection, the Incarnate Word continues to dwell among us. Incarnate Word Day Mass will be held at 12 p.m., Monday, April 4 in Our Lady's Chapel. For more info, contact Brenda Dimas at (210) 829-3128 or email@example.com.
Announcement to the University Community
On Monday, March 21, UIW will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Dr. Lou Agnese’s inauguration as president with two special events.
At 3 p.m., Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller will celebrate Mass at the Chapel of the Incarnate Word (Motherhouse Chapel).
At 4:15 p.m., UIW will confer honorary doctoral degrees to Dr. Agnese and also Charlie Amato, former Chairman of the UIW Board of Trustees, and Harley Seyedin, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Guangzhou, China. Faculty and administrators are encouraged to wear their academic regalia to the ceremony.
In order to allow maximum participation, all University campus offices may close at 2:30 p.m. on March 21 so that employees may attend the mass and degree ceremony. However, any employee who does not want to attend should continue with their normal working hours and keep their office open. The offices for Admissions, Business, Financial Aid and the Registrar should remain open with minimal staffing.
We hope to see you at these special events, and join us in celebrating Dr. Agnese’s
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
UIW Festival of Colors
Celebrate Holi and the diversity of UIW Wednesday, March 23 on Dubuis Lawn. Vendors, food truck, cultural activities, games and live musical and dance performances from Latin and South America, Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, Africa, East Asia and much more. Fair and performances start at 11 a.m. and Holi Color throwing starts at 3:30 p.m. Free T-shirts for Holi color throwing participants. Co-hosted by Campus Life. For more info, contact Sheena Connell at (210) 805-5705 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 Pavilion 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.
The William Mulcahy Award for Ecological Stewardship Nominations
The William Mulcahy Award for Ecological Stewardship was created in 2007 in recognition of grounds superintendent Bill Mulcahy’s leadership in ecological conservation and care of the land at UIW. Each year, the Earth Month Committee selects one member of the UIW community to receive this award. Nominations are due by Monday, April 11. The award will be presented at 12 p.m., Thursday, April 21, in an Earth Day observance near the AT&T Science Center. Please send the name of your nominee to Dr. Sally Said email@example.com along with a short explanation of your nominee’s contribution to ecological preservation and/or awareness of environmental issues.
Earth Month Film Screenings and Events
For more info on Earth Month events, contact Ben McPherson at (210) 829-3154 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mabee Library presents Farhad’s Film Series
Watch Salam Neighbor (2015) from 2 – 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 6 in the Mabee Library, Room 221. Two Americans head to the edge of war to live among 80,000 uprooted Syrian refugees in Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp (75 minutes). For more information, please contact Farhad Moshiri at email@example.com or (210) 829-3842.
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 or the Fiesta Commission Store (2611 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas 78215). The medal will also be available for purchase the evening of the Cutting EdgeTM Fiesta® Fashion Show. For more info, 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.
The Hunting Ground Screening and Panel Discussion
Please join the UIW community during Sexual Assault Awareness Month for a viewing of The Hunting Ground, a moving documentary about campus sexual assault. There will be a panel discussion following the screening that will include information on campus and community resources. The screening starts at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 14 in the ICC Auditorium with the panel discussion to follow. For more info, contact Caitlin McCamish at (210) 283-6977 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.
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.
UIW Department of Music Senior Recitals:
For more info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UIW Psychology Department is pleased to announce Stan Kuczaj, Ph.D. as the Psychology Colloquium speaker; his lecture, “How Intelligent are Dolphins?” will be from 9 – 10:15 a.m., Friday, April 1 in the Mabee Library Auditorium. We will follow Dr. Kuczaj’s talk with a “Careers in Psychology” panel from 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Dr. Kuczaj is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Marine Mammal Behavior and Cognition Laboratory at the University of Southern Mississippi. He has received more than $1,300,000 in external funding for his research, has approximately 150 publications and 200 professional presentations. His research has been featured in five documentaries (one for NOVA, two for the BBC, one for French television, and one for Japanese television) as well as National Geographic and National Geographic Kids print issues. For more info, contact Stefanie Boswell at (210) 832-2182 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 the baseball home game on Tuesday, March 29. Shirts collected will be donated to charity. For more info, contact Camelia Trahan at (210) 805-3012 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eat for a Cause: Darrell Green
UIW Athletics is thrilled to announce Washington Redskins legend, Darrell Green, as one of this year’s luncheon guest speakers. The event will be hosted at 12 p.m., Friday, April 1 at the Wyndham Garden Riverwalk (103 9th St, San Antonio, Texas 78215). Green attended and played college football and track at Texas A&I University (now Texas A&M-Kingsville). Green is widely considered to be one of the greatest defensive backs to ever play in the National Football League (NFL). The explosive Houston, Texas native was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2008.An estimated sell-out crowd of more than 150 people is anticipated. The event will be hosted in The Wyndham’s ballroom from 12 – 2 p.m. A table of 10 is $800, while individual tickets are $100 per person. In addition, a silent auction will take place from 12:15 – 12:45 p.m. For more info, contact UIW Marketing at (210) 805-3012 or email@example.com.
Baseball for the Week:
March 18: Baseball vs. McNeese State, Sullivan Field, 3 p.m. (Previously scheduled at 6:30 p.m.)
March 19: Baseball vs. McNeese State, Sullivan Field, 3 p.m.
March 20: Baseball vs. McNeese State, Sullivan Field, 1 p.m.
Softball for the Week:
March 18: Softball vs. Southeastern Louisiana, UIW Softball Field, 2 & 4 p.m.
March 19: Softball vs. Southeastern Louisiana, UIW Softball Field, 12 p.m.
Track and Field for the Week:
March 18: Cardinal Quadrangle Invite:
For info, please contact Athletics at (210) 805-3000.
Pictured above is Dr. Denise Doyle, former chancellor, presiding as the keynote speaker for the third annual Sr. Dorothy Ettling Future Female Leader Scholarship award ceremony Friday, March 4 at the Rosenberg School of Optometry.
Spring Break Hours – UIW Dining
To see the hours of UIW Dining areas around campus, please visit this link.
Alternative Spring Break 2016
Alternative Spring Break is taking place 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
IRD March 2016 Maintenance - Extended Outage
Information Resources Division will be conducting the scheduled March 2016 monthly maintenance beginning 12 p.m., Friday, March 18 through 6 a.m., Saturday, March 19.
The following production change items will be included in the maintenance window:
During the maintenance window the following systems will not be available:
Please note the extended outage will begin at 12 p.m., Friday, March 18. Please complete
any mandatory business processes prior to 12 p.m. and prepare for any manual data
entry that may need to occur after the March Maintenance is complete. For more info,
contact Joanna Arredondo at (210) 283-6489 or email@example.com.
Extended Network Outage - Brooks
On Friday, March 18 there will be a scheduled network outage, which will include maintenance performed by AT&T. During this period, AT&T will be cutting the Fiber cables that feed connections into Brooks City Base, Building 125. This outage will affect all network and telephone connections for the School of Osteopathic Medicine faculty, staff and administrators. The maintenance window is scheduled to last approximately two hours from the time they make the fiber cut. Please let us if you have any questions or concerns about the outage.
AT&T will be conducting a fiber cut and splice from 8 – 10 a.m., Friday, March 18. All telephone and network lines at Brooks City Base, Building 125 will be disconnected from service for approximately two hours.
Please contact the UIW Help desk at (210) 829-2721 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
“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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
What I Learned at Lilly: 20x20x6
Each year the CTL sends a delegation of UIW faculty to the Lilly Conference on College Teaching, an interdisciplinary conference emphasizing research-based teaching methods. This year’s participants will each present one teaching strategy Pecha-Kucha style, that is, 20 slides for 20 seconds each. The Pecha-Kucha style is concise, informal and perfect for sharing one good idea with colleagues—it’s also a presentation style you might want to try yourself. One participant at the session will win a Kindle Fire. Featured speakers: Melinda Adams (fashion), Rochelle Caroon-Santiago (School of Extended Studies), Sherry Herbers (adult education), Craig McCarron (mathematics), Jennifer Penn (physical therapy), and Dr. Tanja Stampfl (English) 4:30 – 6 p.m., Thursday, March 31 with wine and cheese in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. To sign up go to the following link or contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or email@example.com.
Prep for a Job Fair Workshop
Career Services is hosting a workshop for students on preparing for a job fair at 12 p.m., Tuesday, April 5 in the Mabee Library Auditorium. For more info, contact Career Services at (210) 829-3931 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UIW Part-Time Job Fair
Career Services is hosting a part-time job fair from 2 – 4 p.m., Thursday, April 7 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. This job fair is open to all UIW students and alumni. For more info, contact Career Services at (210) 829-3931 or email@example.com.
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.
Wellness Center Yoga Classes
The Employee Wellness Committee has added yoga classes in the Wellness Center. Classes start Tuesday, March 22. Employee-only classes will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:15 – 12:45 p.m. in the Wellness Center Racquetball Court. Two additional classes will be open to all members, students, faculty and staff and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 – 5 p.m. in the Wellness Center Racquetball Court. Classes will run through Thursday, May 5. If you have questions, contact the Wellness Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Employee Wellness Committee at email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Anthony Catholic High School Scholarship Gala
SACHS is hosting its annual Scholarship Gala: Denim and Diamonds, from 6 p.m. – 12 a.m., Friday, April 1 at The McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. Tickets for this event are currently being sold at the SACHS Business Office or by contacting the Development Office. The Gala will feature a silent auction, raffle, dinner, and dancing. The SACHS Jazz Band and the band Soul Funk featuring SACHS alumna Sarah Centeno. For more info, email Development Director Henry Garcia at email@example.com.
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.