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2016 ccvi spirit award dr. amalia mondriguez

On Monday, April 4, Dr. Amalia Mondriguez, professor of modern languages, was honored with the prestigious 2016 CCVI Spirit Award. Pictured above (left to right) are Dr. Glenn James, associate provost and 2015 CCVI Spirit Award winner, Dr. Amalia Mondriguez, and Dr. Kevin Vichcales, associate provost and dean of CHASS.

 


Mission

Our Lady’s Chapel Services

All are welcome. 

  • Noon Mass, Monday – Friday
  • Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m. & 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

2016 ccvi student spirit award

UIW awarded its 2016 Student CCVI Spirit Award Monday, April 4 to Olivia Almirudis. Pictured above (left to right) are Olivia Almirudis and Dr. Kathi Light, provost.

 


Events

Expanding Your Horizons
You and your students are invited to participate in the Expanding Your Horizons conference from 8:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 9 starting in the McDermott Convocation Center. The conference is designed to introduce middle and high school girls to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This event is held each year at the University of the Incarnate Word and offers a great opportunity to engage with younger students. Please email Dr. Theresa Martines at martines@uiwtx.edu if you and/or your students would like to participate.

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 EdgeFiesta® 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 $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 development@uiwtx.edu.

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 said@uiwtx.edu 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

  • 12 p.m., Wednesday, April 13 - Film Tapped in the Mabee Library Auditorium
  • 12 p.m., Thursday, April 21 - Earth Day observance and presentation of the William Mulcahy Stewardship Award by large oak near AT&T Science Center.

For more info on Earth Month events, contact Ben McPherson at (210) 829-3154 or mcpherso@uiwtx.edu.

 

2016 UIW Tech Fair
The 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 goal of the UIW Tech Fair is to provide an opportunity for faculty and students to share their research and knowledge. Whether through mobile devices, electronic texts, video, social media or emerging technologies, UIW faculty and students will demonstrate how they leverage classroom technology in new and innovative ways. In addition, the Tech Fair is an opportunity for educational technology vendors to showcase their products and services. The event is open to UIW faculty, students, and staff. We also invite local instructional technology staff from other area institutions to attend.

Booths will be staffed by representatives from the H-E-B School of Business, Dreeben School of Education, School of Media and Design, Miller School of Nursing and others. The Tech Fair will also feature several vendors including Dell, Blackboard, Apogee, Respondus, BodyViz and AT&T. 

In addition to a free event t-shirt and swag bag, attendees can join us for a light breakfast or boxed lunch. There will be hourly drawings for iPad Minis, gift baskets and gift cards. Since the event commemorates the upcoming Fiesta® celebration, anyone who attends one of the many presentations offered, will receive a special, limited edition Fiesta medal. For more info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or tpeak@uiwtx.edu.

2016 tech fair fiesta medal

 

VIVA UIW
VIVA UIW is a campus event hosted by the Student Center through the Department of University Events & Student Programs. The event is Thursday, April 14 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Dubuis Lawn and promotes Fiesta season with free food, shirts and giveaways as well as live music. For more info, contact Jorge Compean at (210) 805-3037 or jcompean@student.uiwtx.edu.

Career Services Open House
Don’t miss the Career Services Open House from 2 – 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 14 in the Administration Building, Room 112. Join us to learn more about who we are, where we are and what we do. For more info, contact Darlene Moczygemba at (210) 829-3931 or careers@uiwtx.edu.

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 mccamish@uiwtx.edu.

 

2016 theatre blueberry toast

Blueberry Toast
Barb and Walt have a perfect life, a perfect family, a perfect kitchen … but resentment simmers beneath the gleaming surface. 
Join the UIW community for a sometimes comic, sometimes touching and always disturbing peek at Barb and Walt’s “perfect” life – where the toast isn’t the only thing that gets sliced.
Robert Ball directs Blueberry Toast with scenic design by Christopher McCollum, costume design by Margaret Mitchell, and lighting design by Melissa Gaspar. 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 UIW ID. This production runs from Thursday, April 21 – Saturday, April 23 and again Thursday, April 28 – Saturday, April 30 in the Cheever Theatre. All show times begin at 9 p.m. This play contains vulgar language and extreme acts of simulated violence.  No one under 17 years of age may attend. For more info, contact Chrissie Young at (210) 829-3810 or young@uiwtx.edu.

The Theophane Power Chair Presentation
The Theophane Power Chair Presentation by Dr. Stephanie Grote-Garcia will be presented at 6 p.m., Monday, April 25 in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Dr. Grote-Garcia will examine literacy priorities and their impacts on struggling readers. For more info, contact (210) 832-2106 or grotegar@uiwtx.edu.

Public Lecture by Dr. Jonathan Shay, MD PhD
Dr. Jonathan Shay will give a public lecture from 5 – 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 27 in the Concert Hall on the concept of moral injury in war veterans. Dr. Shay is a former psychiatrist for the Department of Veterans' Affairs and recipient of the MacArthur Genius Grant. He is currently an independent scholar writing and lecturing on the complex approaches needed to understand the psychological impact of war. For more info, contact Dr. Zenon Culverhouse at (210) 829-3872 or fculverh@uiwtx.edu.

Swing-In Raffle Tickets For Sale
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 bribiesc@uiwtx.edu. The Office of Development is also looking for volunteers for the event. Please sign up at this link to become a volunteer.

A Night of Jazz and Strings on Broadway
The UIW Cardinal Jazz Band will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 28 in the Concert Hall with a forty-member string section along with three French horns and timpani. Most of the string players are part of the UIW Orchestra of the Incarnate Word directed by Terence Frazor, and the Johnson High School Orchestra, directed by Karen George who will also be playing violin. Also performing will be UIW alumna Jacqueline Sotelo who was the vocalist with the UIW Cardinal Jazz Band for several years and performed with the ensemble at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland in 2009.

 All of the proceeds from this concert will go the Wounded Warrior Project. Some of the repertoire planned for the concert will include George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and a medley of Henry Mancini movie and TV themes including Mr. Lucky, The Pink Panther, and Peter Gunn. Jim Waller will direct the ensemble. For more info, contact Jim Waller at (210) 445-0412 or jwaller@uiwtx.edu.

 


Department News

2016 eileen teves dissertation defense

Pictured above is H-E-B School of Business and Administration doctoral candidate Eileen Teves and Dr. Annette Craven at Teves’ doctoral dissertation defense Wednesday, April 6. Teves is the first student to graduate from the DBA program.

 

2016 english honors award

Pictured above are UIW students Karly Brightwell and Oliva Almirudis with Dr. Kevin Vichcales, associate provost and dean of CHASS. Karly (left) won the Amy Freeman Lee Scholastic Achievement and Service Recognition Award and Olivia (right) won the Kappa Gamma Pi St. Catherine Medal Award.

UIW Department of Music Senior Recitals:

  • Nina Hayes McGuane, Voice - 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 15, Concert Hall.
  • Corina Villarreal, Voice - 3 p.m., Saturday, April 16, Ingrid Seddon Recital Hall.
  • Joseph Flores, Voice - 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 16, Ingrid Seddon Recital Hall.
  • Fabian Escamilla, Composition - 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 21, Ingrid Seddon Recital Hall.

For more info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or sul@uiwtx.edu.

Artis Augmentum Opening Reception
The UIW Department of Art presents the Spring 2016 Senior Capstone Art Exhibition. The exhibition showcases UIW seniors:

  • Midge Johnson
  • Lana Nguyen

  • Everett Engel
  • Catherine Huff
  • Elise De Luna

  • Alan Weissling Pallares



Opening Reception: From 6 – 8 p.m., Friday, April 15 in the Semmes Gallery of the Kelso Art Center. The exhibition will run from Friday, April 15 – Friday, May 20. For more info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or sul@uiwtx.edu.

Honors Convocations 2016

  • Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing & Health Professions
    • Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 3 – 5 p.m.,
    • Nursing Building Foyer
  • H-E-B School of Business & Administration
    • Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 9 – 10 a.m.
    • Mabee Library Auditorium
  • Dreeben School of Education
    • Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 5 – 7 p.m.,
    • Luella Bennack Music Center, Ingrid Seddon Recital Hall
  • School of Mathematics, Science & Engineering
    • Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 6:30 p.m., Our Lady’s Chapel,
    • 5:30 p.m., Reception prior to ceremony in AD 155
  • College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences Department Ceremonies:
    • Government & International Affairs:
    • Thursday, April 14, 2016, 5 p.m.
    • Mabee Library Special Collections Room
    • Arts and Senior Capstone/Honors Celebration:
    • Friday, April 15, 2016, 6 – 8 p.m.
    • Kelso Art Gallery
    • Sociology/Criminal Justice:
    • Monday, April 18, 2016, 5 – 6 p.m.
    • Mabee Library Special Collections Room
    • Religious Studies:
    • Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
    • Mabee Library Special Collections Room
    • Music:
    • Thursday, April 28, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
    • Luella Bennack Music Center – Ingrid Seddon Recital Hall
    • Theatre Arts:
    • Friday, April 29, 2016, 4 p.m.
    • Elizabeth Huth Coates Theatre

2016 English Awards Convocation
The 2016 Department of English Honors Convocation and Award Ceremony is an annual event to honor the talented, spirited, and dedicated students majoring in English at the University of the Incarnate Word. The event is free and open to the public. The event is at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 21 in the Ingrid Seddon Recital Hall. For more info, contact Joshua Robbins at (210) 283-6383 or joshua.robbins@uiwtx.edu.

Piano Concert Series
The UIW Department of Music invites you to the San Antonio International Piano Competition (SAIPC) Piano Concert Series performance at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 9 in the Concert Hall.

For tickets and info visit: www.saipc.org.

School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering - Earth Week Activities

  • 9 a.m., Tuesday, April 12 in the AT&T Science Center, Room 122 – “Recycling Here and Now with Dr. Alison Whittemore”
  • 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 13 in the Mabee Library Auditorium – Dr. Philip Valek, Principal Scientist, Space Science and Engineering Division, Southwest Research Institute, will speak to the UIW faculty and students.
  • 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 19 in the Mabee Library Auditorium – “Sustainability Issues Associated with the Zika Virus” with Dr. Helen Smith, Dr. Marcos Oliveira and Dr. Renee Ballinger
  • 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 20 in the Mabee Library Auditorium – “Water Purification, Restoration Ecology and Butterflies as Models for Conservation”
  • 12 p.m., Thursday, April 21 in front of the AT&T Science Center – “How Can You Prevent Climate Change?” Q & A with Dr. Rosa Cardenas

For more info, contact Yvonne Burns at (210) 829-2718 or ycburns@uiwtx.edu.

Informational Session: Career in Optometry
The Rosenberg School of Optometry invites you to learn more about the profession of Optometry. Representatives from the school will discuss this professional pathway and the opportunities in one of the fastest growing medical professional fields from 12 – 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 12 in the Mabee Library Auditorium. For more info, contact Diane Farrell at (210) 832-2192 or dfarrell@uiwtx.edu.

Observing Plasma Throughout the Solar System
Dr. Philip Valek of the Southwest Research Institute is holding a lecture from 5 – 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 13 in the Mabee Library Auditorium. Dr. Valek will present observations of the solar wind (made with the SWAP instrument on the New Horizons spacecraft and the JADE instrument on the Juno spacecraft), Earth (TWINS and MMS missions), the outer planets (SWAP's passage through Jupiter's tail), cometary bodies (IES / Rosetta), and even interstellar space (IBEX). He will also present some recent events, specifically the MMS mission to study magnetic reconnection, the arrival of New Horizons at Pluto last summer, and the arrival of the Juno spacecraft at Jupiter the summer of 2016. For more info, contact Yvonne Burns at (210) 829-2718 or ycburns@uiwtx.edu.

4th Annual Water and Culture Symposium
The department of English presents the 4th Annual Water and Culture Symposium from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday, April 15 in the Mabee Library Auditorium. The symposium highlights the role of water in society and will comprise keynote addresses by Dr. Ken Baake of Texas Tech University and Michelle Garza from the San Antonio Water Authority, a panel discussion led by the UIW Sustainability Committee and student papers covering regional, national and international water issues. Food will be served throughout the day. For more info, contact Dr. James Baker at (210) 283 6343 or jabaker2@uiwtx.edu.


UIW Wind Ensemble Concert
The UIW Department of Music presents the UIW Wind Ensemble Concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 17 in the Concert Hall. For more info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or sul@uiwtx.edu.

UIW Department of Music Presents Bold Russians
Camerata of San Antonio will perform Tchaikovsky: Valse-Scherzo
Borodin: String Quartet No. 2
Taneyev: piano Quintet in G minor, Op.30 from 3 – 4:30 p.m., Sunday, April 24 in the Concert Hall.

For ticket information: www.cameratasa.org.

Jazz Ensemble Concert
The UIW Jazz Ensemble will perform their concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 28 in the Concert Hall. For other Jazz Ensemble events, visit: www.uiwjazz.com.
 


Athletics News

Cardinal Spotlight

Food Truck Fridays at UIW Baseball
UIW Athletics is hosting a different food truck every Friday at UIW Baseball home games.

  • 4/8 Khill BBQ

  • 4/15 Amore Pizza

  • 4/29 Smokehouse

  • 5/13 Cheesy Jane's



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 ctrahan@uiwtx.edu.

Football Spring Game
Come watch UIW Football at their Spring Game as the Red takes on the White at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 9 at Benson Stadium. For more info, contact Melissa Martinez at (210) 283-6406 or mrmart3@uiwtx.edu.

Sundae Fun Day
Join UIW Baseball every Sunday for “Sundae Fun Day” for free sundaes at baseball Sunday games. Sundaes available while supplies last.



  • April 10
  • April 17
  • May 1
  • May 15

For more info, contact Camelia Trahan at (210) 805-3012 or ctrahan@uiwtx.edu.

Baseball for the Week:
April 8: Baseball vs. Nicholls, Sullivan Field, 6:30 p.m.
April 9: Baseball vs. Nicholls, Sullivan Field, 3 p.m.
April 10: Baseball vs. Nicholls, Sullivan Field, 1 p.m.
April 13: Baseball vs. Texas A&M – Corpus Christi, Sullivan Field, 6:30 p.m.
April 15: Baseball vs. Sam Houston State, Sullivan Field, 6:30 p.m.

Men’s Tennis for the Week:
April 10: Men’s Tennis vs. Lamar, Mabry Tennis Center, 2:30 p.m.

Women’s Tennis for the Week:
April 10: Women’s Tennis vs. Texas A&M – Corpus Christi, Mabry Tennis Center, 11 a.m.

Track and Field for the Week:
April 9: UIW Invitational

  • 10 a.m.: Field events at Benson Stadium.
  • 10 a.m.: Throwing events will be behind the baseball fields on the corner of Basse Road and McCullough Avenue.
  • 12 p.m.: Running events at Benson Stadium.

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

 


Community News

2015-2016 Fiscal Year End Memo - UPDATE
We are approaching the end of another budget year. In order to close out the 2015-2016 fiscal year, we need your cooperation in these areas related to the unrestricted operating budget. Please disregard yesterday’s link to the memo. Attached to this link is the correct memorandum listing dates and information about closing out the fiscal year properly. If you have any questions, please call the Comptroller’s Office at (210) 829-6037. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

 

2016 ccvi poetry reading

Pictured above is Sr. Rita Prendergast, CCVI with Sr. Sr. Juanita Albrecht, CCVI on Monday, April 4. Sr. Prendergast read from her published book of poems and signed copies entitled "Gleanings."

 

2016 prep for a job fair workshop

Pictured is Abreetta Goode, career services advisor, at the spring Prep for a Job Fair workshop Tuesday, April 5. Goode spoke to students and prepared them for what to expect when coming to a job fair and meet with prospective employers.

 

2016 uiw part-time job fair

Pictured is Michelle McWilliams, career services advisor, helping a student check in to the UIW Part-Time Job Fair Thursday, April 7.

 

2016 women's month lecture

Here is a photo from Barbie to Babesia: Women in the Sciences, Working in Historically Male-Dominated Careers Wednesday, March 30. Pictured left to right are Dr. Emily Kidd, physician in emergency medicine and specialist in disaster preparedness, Dr. Sandra Fortenberry UIW assistant dean for professional advancement at the Rosenberg School of Optometry, Dr. Barbara Aranda-Naranjo, UIW associate provost for civic engagement, and Dr. Sarah Ortiz, veterinary medical officer with the United States Department of Agriculture and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services.

Make a Difference – Meals on Wheels UIW Community Service Opportunity
The Ettling Center for Civic Leadership in collaboration with Alumni & Parent Relations would like to invite UIW faculty, staff, students and alumni members to participate in a service event to deliver meals to Senior Citizens in the Alamo Heights area as part of a Meals on Wheels Service Project on Thursday, April 13. There will be a brief training session that will be conducted at 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 13 in the Administration Building, Room 155 to ensure all participants have a good understanding of the project. Should you have questions or need additional information, please contact Gaby Gonzales at (210) 805-5899 or Dr. Ricardo Gonzalez at (210) 283-6423.

Summer Alternative Break
The Ettling Center for Civic Leadership would appreciate your assistance in letting students know of the Summer Alternative Break – Un Verano Con Arise June 25 – July 2. The week long summer volunteer experience to the lower Rio Grande Valley will provide learning and program activities to children of the Colonias in the Alamo, Texas area. Students will have the opportunity to earn 45+ hours of community service room and board will be provided by the Ettling Center Civic Leadership. The Application deadline to participate has been extended to Friday, April 15. Should you or your students have questions, please contact the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership at (210) 283-6423.

“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 colunga@uiwtx.edu if you wish to attend one of the sessions listed below.

  • April 19, 9 – 11 a.m.
  • April 28, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sometimes Singers/Players for Baccalaureate
Join UIW's Sometime Singers & Players, a group made up of faculty, staff, administrators and students (vocalists and instrumentalists) who cannot participate in weekly rehearsals and services, but who serve when possible at liturgical prayer throughout the school year. Your commitment to participate at the event and at rehearsals is made only when you RSVP to an event invitation by the RSVP date. To RSVP for one of the events below or to have your name placed on the e-mail list for future events, contact Lena Gokelman at mgokelma@uiwtx.edu or (210) 832-3207. You may also contact Dr. Glenn James at gjames@uiwtx.edu or extension 3940 


  • Baccalaureate Mass: 5 p.m., Saturday, May 7 in the McDermott Convocation Center. Warm-up begins at 3 p.m. Please attend two of the three rehearsals: 

    • Tuesday, May 3 (vocalists only)
    • Wednesday, May 4 (instrumentalists only)
    • Thursday, May 5 (vocalists and instrumentalists)
  • All rehearsals are from 6 – 8 p.m. in Our Lady's Chapel. RSVP by Friday, April 29. For questions about the rehearsal schedule, contact (210) 832-3207.

 


Faculty News

Faculty Appreciation Luncheon
Dr. Kathi Light will host the Full-Time Faculty Appreciation Luncheon in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 19. The luncheon program will include announcement of several awards including the 2016-2017 Moody Professor and the Presidential Teaching Award. RSVPs are due by Friday, April 15 to casanova@uiwtx.edu or (210) 829-3943.

Lightning Rounds: Using Blackboard Tools to Build Student Engagement
In a session that borrows from speed-dating, participants will have the opportunity to see four different Blackboard functions at work and discuss ways they might help build student engagement in their classes. If a tool seems useful for your course, there will be an opportunity to sign up for a training session, access an online tutorial or arrange for some personal coaching. One participant at the session will win a Kindle Fire. 
Featured speakers: Alicia Rodriguez (finance) on inline grading, J. T. Norris (accounting) on Kaltura, Tim Greisdorn (finance) on achievement tools and Reid Fisher (athletic training) on Study Mate flash cards. Session is at 12:30 p.m.,
Friday, April 15 in the Gorman Building, Room 109. To sign up go to the following link or contact Kathy Allwein at kallwein@uiwtx.edu or (210) 283-6359.

FACULTY – Do You Know An Outstanding Student Who Would Be A Great Cardinal Community Leader?
The Ettling Center for Civic Leadership is currently accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Cardinal Community Leader Cohort. Eligible applicants would need to be a Current UIW Freshmen or Sophomore with at least a 2.5 GPA. Selected students would participate in a 6-day summer mandatory orientation Aug. 16-21 (room and board will be provided by the Ettling Center), volunteer regularly with a community partner organization of their choosing and enroll in a Social Justice Leadership Course for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Application deadline has been extended to Friday, April 15. Should you have questions or have a student you would like to refer, please do not hesitate to contact the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership at (210) 283-6423 or mdcruz@uiwtx.edu.

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 dates and times for March and April. Visit this link if you wish to attend one of the sessions. Also visit this link to watch a brief video preview of our new summer shell. For more info, contact tpeak@uiwtx.edu.

  • 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 Your Students

First Annual Ring Ceremony
This year, the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations will be hosting the First Annual Ring Ceremony from 2 – 4 p.m., Saturday, April 16 in the McDermott Convocation Center. UIW upperclassmen are invited to attend this joyous occasion to receive their class ring. (Rings are purchased by student.) For more info, contact Gaby Gonzales at (210) 805-5899 or parents@uiwtx.edu.

Know What You Owe..Before You Go!
Don't #ghost your loans. Find a repayment plan that works for you. The Office of Financial Assistance is offering an In-Person Exit Session from 6 – 7 p.m., Monday, April 18 in the Mabee Library Auditorium and 6 – 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 27 in in the Mabee Library, Room 230. For more information, contact Heather Miller at (210) 805-1234 or hkmiller@uiwtx.edu.


Division of Extended Academic Programs

Honors Convocation for the School of Extended Studies and School of Online Learning
Delta Mu Delta and Alpha Sigma Lambda Honors Convocation
Reception begins at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 21 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. The ceremony will begin promptly at 6 p.m. This event is invitation only. For more info, contact Jessica Wilson at (210) 829-2709 or jewilso1@uiwtx.edu.


Employee Health & Wellness

Employee Wellness Lunch & Learn
The Employee Wellness Committee will host a Lunch & Learn at 12 p.m., Wednesday, April 13 at in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. The speaker will present on Earth Day. RSVP by email: empwellness@uiwtx.edu.


High Schools

 

2016 incarnate word high school fiesta medal

Incarnate Word High School Fiesta Medal 2016
The Incarnate Word High School 2016 Fiesta Medal designed by student Julianne Salame '17 is now on sale. This year's design features our 135th anniversary in a traditional Shamrock flavor. Medals are $10 each and can be purchased in the Front Office, Spirit Shoppe, Advancement Office (room 005) and online. Proceeds benefit IWHS scholarships. Call (210) 829-3103 or email bolado@uiwtx.edu for more information.

 

2016 sachs fiesta medal

St. Anthony Catholic High School Fiesta Medal 2016
The St. Anthony Catholic High School 2016 Fiesta Medal is now on sale. Medals are $10 each and can be purchased in the Office of Enrollment. Call (210) 832-5632 or email calderon@uiwtx.edu for more information.

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.

   


Miscellanous
 

Our thoughts and prayers go to:

  • James Bass & family on the recent loss of his wife, Darlene Annette Bass (MS '91).
  • Patrick Clancey & family on the recent loss of his wife, Sara Ann Stein Clancey (Former IWHS Faculty).
  • Thomas Edward Quirk & family on the recent loss of his mother, Rosemary Clopton Quirk (ALND '38).
  • Eloise Yantis Stoker (UIW Former Faculty, Professor Emerita of Art) & family on the recent loss of her brother, Roy Eli Yantis.

 

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