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2016 employee campaign captains

The 2016 Employee Campaign Captains gathered this week in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room to prepare for another record-breaking year. Don’t forget the annual Employee Campaign Kick-Off Party is at 12 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21 on the Brackenridge Villa Lawn. For more info, contact the Office of Development at (210) 829-6013.


Our Lady’s Chapel Services

All are welcome. 

  • Noon Mass, Monday – Friday
  • Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m. & 8 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. at (210) 829-3131 or

Friday Mass Cancelled
Because of Meet the Mission, there will be no noon mass Friday, Sept. 16. If you have any questions, contact (210) 829-3128 or

Ecumenical Reconciliation Service
Please join the community for University Mission and Ministry’s Ecumenical Reconciliation Prayer Service at 12 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21, in Our Lady’s Chapel. This Ecumenical Service is an opportunity for our UIW community to come together to pray for one another, for peace, for healing and for unity. For further information, please contact Rev. Dr. Trevor D. Alexander at (210) 829-3130 or


Meet the Mission
The 11th annual Meet the Mission service project is Friday, Sept. 16.  Meet the Mission is organized and sponsored by University Mission and Ministry, under the leadership of Sr. Walter Maher, CCVI. On this day, UIW students and employees serve the greater San Antonio community. For more information about the event’s schedule and plan, please visit this link to the Meet the Mission web page. For other inquiries, contact University Mission and Ministry at (210) 829-3128 or

Fencing Center Dedication Ceremony
Please join us to dedicate the Henrich Center for Fencing and International Sports at 10:30 a.m., today. The event will be held at St. Anthony Catholic High School (3200 McCullough Ave., 78212). For more info, contact Taylor Nurmi at (210) 829-6001 or

A Tapestry of Immigrant Stories
Over the years, the university has welcomed many international students, faculty, administrators and staff. The people who have become part of our UIW community bring with them gifts of character, talent and intelligence. Two years ago, some members of our international community agreed to share their stories of how and why they came to UIW. Based on these interviews, the Extended Run Players have developed a readers’ theatre production, A Tapestry of Immigrant Stories, which celebrates our global community. Join the Extended Run Players and the community at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16, and 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, in the Ingrid Seddon Recital Hall. Ticket prices are:

  • Adults: $10
  • Seniors: $9
  • Non-UIW students: $8
  • Groups: $6
  • UIW students, faculty and staff attend free of charge

For more info, contact Chrissie Young at (210) 829-3000 or

San Antonio Futbol Club Game
The Office of Alumni & Parent Relations has partnered with the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership for a night at Toyota Field (5106 David Edwards Drive, 78233). Join them at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, to enjoy a great San Antonio Futbol Club game, meal ticket and pre-game experience. Tickets to the game are only $20 each and can be purchased at For more info, contact Gaby Gonzales at (210) 805-5899 or

Campus Activities Board presents Arriba!
The Campus Activities Board presents a free event that celebrates Hispanic Heritage Week. There will be food, music and trivia games. For more info, contact Thao Nguyen at (832) 531-5143 or

Employee Campaign Kickoff Party
Join UIW employees and the Office of Development for the Employee Campaign Kickoff Party at 12 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21, in front of the Brackenridge Villa. For more info, contact Ana Bribiesca at (210) 829-6075 or Want to be on the cover of The Word? Communication and Marketing will have a professional photographer taking a group photo of employees attending the kickoff to be used as the cover of the upcoming issue of The Word magazine. For questions or more info regarding the cover photo, contact Brance Arnold at    

Tech Assist Workshop
Major changes have been made to the UIW app since last spring. We invite everyone who uses app to join Troy Knickerbocker at 12 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30, in the Mabee Library Auditorium as he demonstrates these changes and talks about future upgrades to the app. Register here: For more info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or

The Day Room
The UIW Department of Theatre Arts invites you to The Day Room, a mind-bending look at the thin line between what's real and what's not. The Day Room celebrates the power of imagination even as it indicates our treatment of mental illness. In The Day Room, reality is provisional and locations and identities can shift in an instant. The moment we think we have a handle on what's real, everything changes. Robert Ball directs The Day Room with scenery designer by Christopher McCollum, costumes designed by Margaret Mitchell and lighting designed by Justin Bennett. Ticket prices are: adults: $12, seniors: $9, non-UIW student: $8, groups (10 or more): $7, UIW students, faculty and staff attend free of charge with their valid UIW ID.

Show times in the Cheever Theatre are:

  • 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30
  • 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1
  • 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 2
  • 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 6
  • 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 7
  • 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8

For more info, contact Chrissie Young at (210) 829-3000 or

Mission Pilgrimage with CCVI History and Mission History
For young people, for elders and for all to learn, pray, make friends and be renewed as we visit historical treasures in our city. Let us recommit ourselves to mercy and to service as we visit where Franciscan priests came in 1731 and where the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word came in 1869. Enjoy the Missions which UNESCO has designated World Heritage Sites and San Fernando, the oldest cathedral sanctuary in the United States. This begins at the Chapel of the Incarnate Word and will include the new CCVI Heritage Center Museum, Mission Espada, and Mission Concepcion. The pilgrimage is from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, starting at the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. Register at or call the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership (210) 283-6423. If you have any questions, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, CCVI, at (210) 283-6423 or

UIW National Night Out
Join the UIW community at this year's National Night Out from 4 – 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4. Enjoy an evening of games, activities, music and free food and receive valuable information on campus safety, healthy living, sexual assault prevention and drug and alcohol awareness. The event is free and open to all UIW students, faculty and staff. For more info, please contact the Office of Campus Engagement at (210) 829-6034.

Heritage Day Ceremony
The 23rd Annual Heritage Day Ceremony will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. The university will recognize full-time employees who have contributed milestone years of service. Immediately following the ceremony, the University will hold a reception in Heritage Hall located at the Village of Incarnate Word. For more info, contact Heather D. Hamilton at (210) 832-2104 or

Department News

2016 school of osteopathic medicine incoming class

The School of Osteopathic Medicine faculty and administrators welcomed 72 candidates this past weekend for the first Candidate Interview Day. Classes are expected to begin Fall 2017.

Interior Design Film Series
The Interior Design Film Series provides opportunities for the design community to view screenings of inspirational design films on the campus of the University of the Incarnate Word. Watch Eames: The Architecht and the Painter at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16, in the Mabee Library Auditorium. Admission is free. For more info, contact Nadia Pidgeon at (210) 829-3860 or

Senior Recital: Jason Smith
UIW senior Jason Smith will perform his clarinet recital at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16, in the Concert Hall. For more info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or

The 33rd annual Jazz'SAlive jazz festival takes place this Saturday and Sunday, Sept 17 & 18, at Travis Park in Downtown San Antonio. The UIW Cardinal Jazz Band will perform on the Jefferson Street Stage on Sunday at 4:15 p.m. They will be joined by UIW alumna Jacqueline Sotello on vocals. Headliners of the festival include Joe Lovano, Henry Brun, Eric Marianthal, and Kirk Whalum. For more information, visit: or contact Jim Waller at (210) 445-0412 or

Camerata San Antonio
Camerata San Antonio will perform in concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 18, in the Concert Hall. For more information on the event and ticket prices, please visit: For any other inquiries, you may contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or  

Institutional Review Board Online System Launch and Training
The Office of Research Development is proud to announce implementation of the new Ethics Review Manager web based management system for applications to the UIW Institutional Review Board (IRB). Attendance at a brown bag training session is recommended for faculty, staff or students who conduct research with human subjects and plan to submit applications for IRB approval. The sessions are at 12 p.m., Monday, Sept. 19 and Oct. 10, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Click here to RSVP. For more info, contact Dr. Ana Wandless-Hagendorf at (210) 805-3036 or

Additionally, IRB office hours will be held from 3 – 5 p.m. every Tuesday and from 9 – 11 a.m. every Thursday at Room 6 in the Administration Building, Suite 1A. Make an appointment with, or just drop by. You may also call (210) 805-3036 for a telephone consultation. For more information on the UIW IRB and the online system, visit the IRB website.

Improvisations – Oil Paintings Art Exhibit Opening Reception
The UIW community is invited to the opening reception for Steven G. Smith’s oil paintings from 6 – 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23, at the Rosenberg School of Optometry (9725 Datapoint Dr., 78229). His work is inspired by blues and jazz music, and his renditions depict street musicians from NYC to San Antonio, TX. The exhibit will be on display from Sept. 23 – Nov. 30. For more on Steven G. Smith, visit this link. For more info about the reception and the exhibit, contact Cesar Hernandez at (210) 930-8686 or

Sr. Charles Marie Frank Distinguished Lecture
The Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions invites the community to join them in their 2016 Sr. Charles Marie Frank Distinguished Lecture Tuesday, Sept. 27, in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. The academic poster display begins at 3 p.m. Anne Mare T. Brooks, PhD, MBA, FAAN, FACHE, FNAP, co-author of Nursing without Borders: Values, Wisdom, Success Markers, will present her lecture, Nursing Through a Lens: Leadership for Global Health, starting at 4 p.m. A registered nurses’ reception will follow the lecture. For more info, contact Sally Tobin at (210) 283-5093 or

Undergraduate Mentoring Best Practices Workshop
If you mentor undergraduate students, you will want to attend the Honors Program’s Mentoring Best Practices Workshop at 9:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 30, in the Administration Building, Room 212. Dr. Melinda Adams and Dr. Trey Guinn attended a conference this summer where they heard from researchers who have been studying this topic for three years. Drs. Adams and Guinn will share what they learned at this session. Please RSVP to by Friday, Sept. 16 your attendance. This workshop is recommended for thesis mentors, those who have research assistants or who coach students in other ways. For more info, contact Jean Loden at (210) 832-3211 or

Tuition Exchange Information Sessions
Please join the Office of Human Resources for information sessions about the Tuition Exchange Program. There will be two sessions in the Nursing Building, Room 142. The first session will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27, and the second session will be at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28. They will cover eligibility criteria, information about the three tuition exchange programs, and the application process. If you have a dependent who is college age, come learn about the Tuition Exchange Program and how to apply for a scholarship. For more info, contact Mike Schneid at (210) 829-6083 or

Athletics News

Wild Game Dinner
The UIW Men’s Basketball Team is hosting its Wild Game Dinner at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22, at Leon Springs Dance Hall (24135 IH-10 West, 78257). This year’s Wild Game Dinner will host San Antonio Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich. The event will consist of dinner, drinks, live auction, silent auction, games, entertainment, the entire UIW Basketball Team, top corporations and businesses across the city. Tickets are $50 in advance and $100 at the door. Reserve your spot now. For more info, contact Brian Curtis at (210) 708-7832 or

UIW Soccer Schedule for August & September at Benson Stadium:

Sept. 17: Men’s Soccer vs. Central Arkansas, 7 p.m.
Sept. 23: Women’s Soccer vs. Southeastern Louisiana, 7 p.m.
Sept. 25: Women’s Soccer vs. Nicholls, 1 p.m.
Sept. 25: Men’s Soccer Alumni Game, 4 p.m.

UIW Football Schedule for September at Benson Stadium:

Sept. 24: Football vs. McNeese, 6 p.m.

UIW Volleyball Schedule for September at McDermott Convocation Center:

Sept. 24: Women’s Volleyball vs. Abilene Christian, 11 a.m.

For ticket info, contact (210) 829-3000.

Community News

UIW Highlight


2016 development board scholarship presentation

Pictured above are (left to right) Sr. Kathleen Coughlin, CCVI, vice president for institutional advancement, Tucker Brown, UIW student, and Robert Crosby, chair of the development board. Tucker is a proud recipient of the Development Board Endowed Scholarship.

IRD September 2016 Maintenance
Information Resources Division will be conducting the scheduled September 2016 maintenance from 6:30 – 11 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16.

The following production change items will be included in the maintenance window:

  • Banner Financial Aid 8.27

During the maintenance window the following systems will not be available:

  • Banner INB/SSB

  • Banner Document Management

  • BOSSCars

  • myWord (Banner Links within the portal will not be available)

  • Intellecheck

  • Argos

  • FormFusion

  • Automic

  • Focus

  • Recruiter

For more info, contact Joanna Arredondo at (210) 283-6489 or  

Submit Your Red Cocktail Recipe
The Office of Alumni & Parent Relations is looking for the perfect red cocktail recipe to become UIW's signature drink. All drink submissions must be emailed to by Friday, Sept. 23. All recipes will be entered into preliminary judging before the Cardinal Cocktail Showdown in October. Cocktails cannot be frozen, and must be red. If you have any questions, please contact Mercedes Moreno at (210) 805-3595 or This contest is open to UIW alumni, parents and employees.

Senior Director for Digital Infrastructure & User Services Candidate Presentations
Candidates for the position of Senior Director for Digital Infrastructure & User Services will be on campus during the week. Each candidate will present and entertain questions in an open forum with community members.  The Senior Director is a key IT leadership position responsible for strategic planning and operations for networks, infrastructure, and technical support including help desk operations.  Administrators, staff, and faculty are welcome to attend. If you have questions, contact the Office of Information Resources at (210) 829-3959.

What We All Need to Know About the Rights of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children
The community is invited to a special lecture at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the Mabee Library Auditorium. The lecture is presented by Melissa Cuadrado, a staff attorney at The Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights. Special emphasis will be placed on international and domestic laws in regards to unaccompanied children and information about unaccompanied children in San Antonio. Information about volunteering at The Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights will also be shared. For more info, contact Dr. Stephanie Grote-Garcia at (210) 832-2106 or

Constitution Day Lecture
Each September, UIW observes Constitution Day. This is the day the U.S. Constitution was signed in 1787. You are welcome to hear distinguished author and professor Dr. Keith Gaddie, University of Oklahoma Chair of the Dept. of Political Science, discuss the Constitution and voting rights. The lecture is at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the Mabee Library Auditorium. For more info, contact Dr. Gary Keith at (210) 832-2183 or

Proposals for the October Season of Peace and Justice Welcome
The community is welcome to join the planning committee for the October season of Peace and Justice. The committee welcoming is from 12 – 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22, or Friday, Sept. 23, in Cardinals Courtyard. See the call for presentations, history and ideas at For more info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, CCVI at (210) 283-6423 or

Three Mystics Walk into a Tavern: A Once and Future Meeting of Rumi, Meister Eckhart, and Moses de León in Medieval Venice
Authors James C. Harrington, a human rights lawyer in Austin, Texas, and the founder and director emeritus of the Texas Civil Rights Project, and Sidney G. Hall III, a United Methodist minister, will share their new book with the community at 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Mabee Library Auditorium. Three great mystics meet for an imaginary night-long conversation which can invite individuals today to find their own spirituality. The different spiritual paths of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism led them to similar understandings of union with the Divine. Authentic union leads to action for compassion, justice, and justice. For more info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, CCVI, at (210) 819-3854 or

Faculty Focus

Save the Dates: Center for Teaching and Learning Upcoming Events
Dr. Susan Hall invites all faculty to join their colleagues at the CTL (AD 212) for learning and refreshments. For more info, contact (210) 283-5030 or . Online RSVPs will help with the food order:

Student Motivation

4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28

12:00 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29

4 Smart Ways to Use Blackboard
12:00 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21

Technology 4 Lunch
Students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend Technology 4 Lunch at 12 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16, in the Administration Building, Room 245. This session will elaborate on Cloud Computing and Microsoft Office 365. In addition to assisting you with the process of setting up your account, we will explain how to set-up and manage your OneDrive, access Microsoft Office applications from your computer or mobile device, and manage the document in the cloud. Bring your laptop or tablet, as you will be interacting with Office 365 and your OneDrive in real time. Register here: For more info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or

A Faculty Family Potluck Supper
All full and adjunct faculty are invited to a Faculty Family Potluck Supper from 6:30 – 9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Bring your family, significant other, or come on your own. Bring food to share. Lemonade provided, but you are welcome to bring any type of drink you prefer. This is a great way for our faculty families to meet. This is a great chance for that. Sponsored by Faculty Mentoring (Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, Dr. Brian McBurnett). For more info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at

Organizing Ideas - Beyond the Outline
The research is clear; students who do some written planning for a paper typically produce better products. However, an outline is not the only way to do that planning, and in fact, the outline has some important limitations. Participants will learn several other planning tools and discuss ways to help students use them effectively. The first 10 participants to sign up and attend either session will receive a $100 stipend. The sessions in the Administration Building, Room 212, are 12 p.m., Monday, Sept. 19, with lunch provided, and 8 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20, with breakfast provided. The presenter is Dr. Amanda Johnston.  Register at For more info, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or

Blackboard User’s Group Meeting
This session at 12 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23, shows faculty additional options for managing student interaction with the Grade Center. You will learn how to color-code grade columns, email students and add extra credit to grades. In addition, you will learn how to manage how students view columns, grades, and instructor comments. Please bring your lap top or tablet to the Administration Building, Room 245, as you will be interacting with your Grade Center in real time. Register here: For more info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or

Employee Wellness

Employee Wellness Lunch and Learn
The Employee Wellness Committee is hosting a Lunch and Learn at 12 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. A fellow from Fort Sam will be presenting on Health and Wellness. Lunch is provided and seating is limited to the first 35 employees. RSVP by email at

For Your Student

Student Nominations Needed for the 2017 Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation
The 2017 Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation is seeking student nominations by UIW’s campus faculty representative, Dr. Zhanbo Yang. This is a STEM scholarship program established by congress, with up to $7,500 annual scholarship amount. Up to four applicants can be nominated by Dr. Yang. To be eligible, a student must be a current full-time sophomore or junior, who has one or two years of full-time undergraduate study left while pursuing a baccalaureate degree, have a B average or equivalent, and be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or U.S. national, who will pursue a research career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. The submission deadline for all 2017 nominations is 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. If you’re interested in this scholarship, contact Dr. Zhanbo Yang at

Light the Way Volunteer Day
Join us to earn community service hours at the annual Light the Way Volunteer Day, Saturday, Sept. 17, in the McDermott Convocation Center. Assist by replacing discolored and broken bulbs to ensure our campus will shine bright this holiday season. Students, faculty and alumni are invited to participate. Families are welcome; please, no children under the age of 10. Two sessions are available: 9 - 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 -2:30 p.m. To register, visit For more info, contact Taylor Nurmi at (210) 829-6001 or

Budget Assistance with the Office of Financial Assistance
The Office of Financial Assistance is hosting a student budgeting workshop from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Monday, Sept. 19, in Cardinals Courtyard. Students can learn how to land free money for school, starting with SALT. Students will also have the opportunity to learn about scholarship eligibility,
writing essays for scholarships, and scholarship searches. For more info, contact Heather Miller at (210) 829-6008 or

UIW Career Fair
The Office of Career Services & Professional Development is hosting a Career Fair from 1 – 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. Full-time and part-time positions available. For a list of employers attending, view our website at For more info, contact Michelle McWilliams at (210) 829-3931 or

Light the Way Display Board Contest
All student organizations are invited to kick off the Light the Way season at this year's Display Board Contest, an annual tradition where student groups paint a board that to displayed throughout campus over the holidays. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, on the seventh floor of the Ancira Parking Garage. Boards must reflect each organization's interpretation of this year's theme, "The Lights are Bright on Broadway." The top three winners will receive cash prizes. Awards for Most Mission Friendly Design, Best Interpretation of Light the Way and People's Choice will also be given out. To register, visit For more info, contact Taylor Nurmi at (210) 829-6001 or

Brainpower Connection

Incarnate Word High School Fall Open House
The Incarnate Word High School (IWHS) Fall Open House is an opportunity for prospective students to learn more about IWHS. They will have the opportunity to tour the campus, talk with faculty from each department and learn more about some of our organizations. The open house is from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22, at Incarnate Word High School’s campus. For more info, contact Carli Valverde at (210) 829-3123 or

Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at

Visit Incarnate Word High School at  

Visit UIW Prep at

Visit St. Anthony Catholic School at

Visit St. Peter Prince of Apostles Catholic School at


2016 women's global connection

On Saturday, Sept. 10, a 5.7 earthquake hit Bukoba, Tanzania with 16 lives lost and over 250 people injured.  Women's Global Connection is happy to report that none of the Bukoba Women's Empowerment Association members or families, or the Hekima School students were injured or killed, but many BUWEA members suffered significant damage or loss of their homes. Three dormitories at the Hekima School are beyond repair.  We are continuing to raise funds for the Bukoba Earthquake Relief efforts.  Please consider a donation on the WGC website using the yellow Donation link and put “Bukoba” in the Notes field – - or you may send a check to WGC at our office at 4503 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas 78209 or to CPO #1228 on the campus.  We thank our UIW community for your support and prayers. For more info, contact Alison Buck at (210) 828-2224, extension 297, or

Renewal Film Screening
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word is hosting a film screening of Renewal at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the SoL Center (300 Bushnell Ave., 78212). Renewal is a path breaking film that gives us for the first time stories of the emerging movement of religious environmentalism across the United States. Please register at For more info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or

Divide in Concord Film Screening
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word presents Divide in Concord at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the SoL Center (300 Bushnell Ave., 78212). The film uses the 1775 Concord patriots' "shot heard round the world" as a metaphor for another revolution. For more info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or

The Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas Presents 1916: The Irish Rebellion
The Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas Presents 1916: The Irish Rebellion at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Grossman International Conference Center. This documentary depicts the events surrounding the 1916 Easter rising in Dublin, Ireland. This event eventually led to Irish independence in 1918. The film is narrated by Liam Neeson. For more info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or

A Meditation in The Headwaters Sanctuary
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word is hosting a guided meditation from 9 – 10:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 30, at the entrance of the Headwaters Sanctuary. This is a guided meditation along the Great Oak Trail providing an opportunity to experience the woodland as a wellspring of wonder and awe and delight. Donald Ewers, UIW alumnus, retired faculty member and Certified Texas Master Naturalist, will be guiding participants on this walk from a perspective acquired through a BA in Native America Studies, five years studying and working with Navajo weavers and forty-four years of experience exploring what has become the Headwaters Sanctuary. The walk is limited to 14. Reserve a Space by emailing

BEES: Tales from the Hive Film Screening
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word presents BEES: Tales from the Hive at 3:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 3, in the CHRISTUS Heritage Hall at the Village at Incarnate Word. For more info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or


Our thoughts and prayers go to: 

  • Charles Butt (UIW Friend) & family on the recent loss of his brother, Howard E. Butt, Jr.
  • Monica Nolan (BSN ’94) & family on the recent loss of her aunt, Lt. Col. Lydia Haltiner, USAF (ret.) (ALSR ’42).
  • Pamela Toundas, Mary Grawe and Tina Blizzard & their families on the recent loss of their mother, Florentine Trubenbach Pappas (ALSR ’47).
  • Joseph Schreiber & family on the recent loss of his wife, Shirley Marie Schreiber (IWHS ’52, ALND ’57).
  • Gloria Massey (UIW Emeriti Bd. of Trustees) & family on the recent loss of her son-in-law, Douglas Newton Schroeder.


The University of the Incarnate Word provides reasonable accommodation with adequate notice. To request disability accommodation for events listed in this newsletter, visit