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2016 sr. charles marie frank distinguished nursing lecture

The Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions hosted its annual Sr. Charles Marie Frank Distinguished Nursing Lecture Tuesday, Sept. 27, in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. Pictured above are nursing faculty with guest speaker Dr. Anne Marie T. Brooks.


Mission

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 dymowski@uiwtx.edu

The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word Heritage Center: A Life for God and a Heart for Others
The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word Heritage Center is hosting an ongoing exhibit open to the public titled A Life for God and a Heart for Others from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The Heritage Center is located adjacent to the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. The exhibit tells the story of the Congregation and its ministries, of which the University is one, through the stories of the Sisters and their collaborators. For info, contact Sr. Mary Henry, CCVI, at (210) 828-2224, ext. 294.

The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word Heritage Center Open for Heritage Day
The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word Heritage Center will be open to the community before and after the Heritage Day Ceremony at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5. The center has hundreds of pictures and artifacts to view. The center is located to the left of the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. For info, email kirk@uiwtx.edu.

Mission Pilgrimage with CCVI History and Mission History
Enjoy a pilgrimage of the San Antonio Missions, San Fernando Cathedral and the CCVI history from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1. The pilgrimage starts at the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. Register at http://www.uiw.edu/eccl/pilgrimage/ 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 kirk@uiwtx.edu.

Heritage Day Ritual
The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word invites you to the Heritage Day Ritual at the CCVI Cemetery at 8 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5, to honor and remember the Sisters of Charity of Incarnate Word, as well as priests, faculty, staff, board members and all that were associated with UIW who have passed away. We will pray, share a short history and litany. The St. Peter's Prince of the Apostles children's choir will sing and light refreshments will follow outside Heritage Hall. For info, contact (210) 829-3128 or dimas@uiwtx.edu.

Taizé Prayer Service
The community is invited to participate in a service of contemplative worship in the tradition of Taizé beginning at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, in St. Joseph's Chapel at The Village at Incarnate Word. We will join with our retired citizens to pray for peace and reconciliation in the world. For info, contact (210) 829-3128 or dimas@uiwtx.edu.

4th Annual Interfaith Conference
The UIW Interfaith Council and Student Interfaith Association will host the 4th Annual Regional Interfaith Conference from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21, at the Oblate School of Theology, Tymen Hall, (285 Oblate Drive, 78216). The theme for the conference is Revisiting to Revisioning the Color of Justice: The Effects of Race & Religion. The cost is $10 for students and $20 for non-students. For info, contact Rev. Dr. Trevor D. Alexander at (210) 829-3130 or alexande@uiwtx.edu.


Events

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: http://bit.ly/2b0Lovk. For info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or tpeak@uiwtx.edu.

Interior Design Program at the Home and Garden Show
Come out and support the UIW Interior Design Program at the annual San Antonio Home and Garden Show from Friday, Sept. 30, to Sunday, Oct. 2., at the Alamodome. For info, visit this link.

2016 theatre the day room

The Day Room
The UIW Department of Theatre Arts invites you to The Day Room in the Cheever Theatre. 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 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 info, contact Chrissie Young at (210) 829-3000 or theatre@uiwtx.edu.

St. Francis of Assisi Blessing of the Animals and Prayer for Creation
The annual St. Francis of Assisi Blessing of the Animals and Prayer for Creation will take place at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 3, at the entrance to the Headwaters Sanctuary. Bring your pets to be blessed. Enjoy God’s creation and pray that we may work together to preserve it. This event is co-sponsored by UIW Liturgical Outreach and the Headwaters Coalition, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. For info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, CCVI, at (210) 829-3854 or kirk@uiwtx.edu.

UIW Bookstore presents Touchdown Tuesday
The UIW Bookstore will be celebrating Touchdown Tuesday Oct. 4,11 and 25. On these Tuesdays, receive a discount between 5% and 20% based on the Cardinals score the previous Saturday. For info, contact Anne Richards at (210) 829-6056 or 0236mgr@uiwtx.edu.

UIW National Night Out
Join the UIW community at this year's National Night Out from 4 – 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4, in front of the McDermott Convocation Center. Enjoy an evening of food, music, games, and activities 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 info, please (210) 829-6034.

Garden Talk
The UIW Sustainability Committee hosts a conversation with UIW Biologist Dr. Ric Peigler at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the garden behind the Gorman Building. Dr. Peigler will speak at the garden on beneficial insects as well as pest species, how to incorporate pollinator plants to attract beneficial insects, and end with a live lady bug release. For info, contact (210) 829-3863 or myoung@uiwtx.edu.

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 info, contact Heather Hamilton at (210) 832-2104 or hdhamilt@uiwtx.edu.

Cardinals Football vs. Sam Houston State Alumni & Parent Tailgate
Join the Alumni & Parent Association for the third tailgate of the season at 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Red Zone in front of the Barshop Natatorium. Entry is only $5 per person and includes food and beverage (while supplies last). To register, please visit this link or call Gaby Gonzales at (210) 805-5899.

Bomba Latina Festival
The Institute of World Cultures and Campus Engagement is hosting the Bomba Latina Festival from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, this event introduces the community to Latin dance and music. This event will have live mariachi music, free food and drinks, as well as free salsa and tango dancing lessons. For info, contact (210) 805-5820 or uiwiwc1@gmail.com.

Cardinal Cocktail Showdown
Become a judge for the first official signature cocktail for UIW. The Cardinal Cocktail Showdown will begin at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Wyndham Garden River Walk (103 9th Street, 78215). There is a $5 fee for this event. Taste different cocktails at various stations and submit your vote for your favorite. Light appetizers will be served until 8 p.m. RSVP at this link or call (210) 805-3595.

Camerata San Antonio
Camerata San Antonio will perform in concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 16, in the Concert Hall. Please visit www.cameratasa.org for ticket prices and information.

Employee Campaign Finale Party – Save the Date
Celebrate the end of another successful employee campaign from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 20. The location has yet to be determined; details will be released soon. For info, contact Ana Bribiesca at (210) 829-6075 or bribiesc@uiwtx.edu.

Francisco, Obispo de Roma: La Revolución de la Misericordia/Francis, Bishop of Rome: The Revolution of Mercy
UIW has jointly partnered with OLLU for a Spanish lecture presented by distinguished scholar Fr. Allan Figueroa Deck of Loyola Marymount University from 7 – 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Whitley Theological Center at the Oblate School of Theology (285 Oblate Drive, 78216). For info, contact Horacio Vela at (210) 829-3803 or hvela@uiwtx.edu.


Department News

2016 rosenberg school of optometry art exhibit

The Rosenberg School of Optometry (RSO) Fall 2016 art exhibit Improvisations opened Friday, Sept. 23. Pictured above are Steven G. Smith and Sandy Smith, artist and his wife, Dr. Dede Rios, director of the RSO library, and Dr. Bill Miller, associate dean of academic affairs. The art exhibit will remain up until Nov. 30; all are invited to come by and view and/or purchase work.

Mindfulness Groups
The Office of Counseling Services is offering a free mindfulness group from 12 – 12:45 p.m., each Friday through Oct. 28, in the Administration Building, Room 422. Attendees will learn about the benefits of mindfulness, and each week a new technique will be practiced. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate and experience what it is like to be aware of the present moment. For info, contact Dr. Christopher Leeth at (210) 829-3127 or leeth@uiwtx.edu.

Alpha Lounge Tuesdays
Alpha: First Generation Student Success would like to open the doors of Alpha Lounge again between 1 – 4 p.m. every Tuesday to students who would like to meet with their Alpha faculty or peer mentor, have questions or just do some work and hang out. Alpha Lounge will take place in the Mabee Library staff lounge on the second floor next to the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Snacks and drinks will be provided. For info, contact Dr. Tanja Stampfl at (210) 829-3885 or stampfl@uiwtx.edu.

Fall DASH Training Sessions
The Office of Institutional Research has several DASH training opportunities this Fall 2016 semester in the Mabee Library, Room 230. These sessions are open to individuals who are interested in accessing DASH but haven't had DASH training. We will cover navigation, the functionalities of the system, as well as show you a report or two as examples of the kinds of information found in DASH. To register, click here. For questions, please contact Erika Pompa at (210) 832-2169 or sanmigue@uiwtx.edu.

  • 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 30
  • 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 11
  • 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16

Wanita Mercer Dissertation Defense
Wanita Mercer will host a public defense of her doctoral dissertation at 4:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 3, in the Nursing Building, Room 222. Wanita's dissertation title is "A Case for Spiritual Change Readiness: A Correlational Study." Dr. Noah Kasraie is the chair of her dissertation committee. For info, contact Duncan Hayse at (210) 829-2758 or hayse@uiwtx.edu.

The Entrepreneur & Athlete Visas Workshop
International Affairs is hosting an Entrepreneur & Athlete Visas Workshop from 3 – 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. This workshop is open to students, staff and faculty. Guest attorney Arthur Serratelli will present about visa options and pathways for aspiring international entrepreneurs and also international athletes. For info, contact Sheena Connell at (210) 805-5705 or intl@uiwtx.edu.

Multicultural Millennials and Generation Z – An Advertising Perspective
UIW alumna Sandra Gomez Oregon is speaking on Multicultural Millennials and Generation Z – An Advertising Perspective as part of Hispanic Heritage Month at 12 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the Mabee Library Auditorium. She is now the Chief of Strategy & Implementation at Emprendedora – Multicultural Marketing Solutions. For info, contact Dr. Scott Roberts at (210) 832-2141 or sdrobert@uiwtx.edu.

Work Visa for Non-Profits Workshop
International Affairs is hosting a Work Visa for Non-Profits Workshop from 3 – 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. This workshop is open to students, staff and faculty. Guest attorney Arthur Serratelli presents about visa options and pathways for international students planning to work in the non-profit sector. The workshop is aimed at educating international students, advisors, faculty about visa options after graduation. For info, contact Sheena Connell at (210) 805-5705 or intl@uiwtx.edu.

Erika Bowen Dissertation Defense
Erika Bowen is scheduled to host a public defense of her dissertation at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the Nursing Building, Room 142. The title of her dissertation is "Quality Improvement Programs' Contribution to Successful Clinical Practice Changes." Dr Osman Özturgut is Erika's dissertation committee chair. For info, contact Duncan Hayse at (210) 829-2758 or hayse@uiwtx.edu.

Dolores De Crecimiento Exhibit
The UIW Department of Art presents the Dolores De Crecimiento exhibit. Artists Lisette Chavez and Coco Rico will exhibit their art works in the Semmes Gallery of the Kelso Art Center from Friday, Oct. 7 through Friday, Nov. 4. A closing reception will be held in the lobby of the Kelso Art Center from 6 – 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 4. For info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or sul@uiwtx.edu.

Ara Koh Recital
The UIW Department of Music presents Ara Koh’s recital at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21, in the Ingrid Seddon Recital Hall. For info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or sul@uiwtx.edu.


Athletics News

UIW Football Schedule for October at Benson Stadium:

Oct. 1: Football at Texas State, 6:30 p.m. (Game will be at Texas State)
Oct. 8: Football vs. Sam Houston State, 6 p.m.
Oct. 29: Football vs. Stephen F. Austin, 6 p.m.

UIW Soccer Schedule for October at Benson Stadium:

Oct. 2: Men’s Soccer vs. U.S. Air Force, 1 p.m.
Oct. 6: Men’s Soccer vs. UMKC, 7 p.m.
Oct. 7: Women’s Soccer vs. Texas A&M – Corpus Christi, 7 p.m.
Oct. 8: Men’s Soccer vs. UNLV, 12 p.m.
Oct. 14: Women’s Soccer vs. McNeese State, 7 p.m.
Oct. 16: Women’s Soccer vs. Lamar, 1 p.m.
Oct. 21: Men’s Soccer vs. Seattle, 7 p.m.
Oct. 28: Women’s Soccer vs. Abilene Christian, 7 p.m.

UIW Synchronized Swimming Schedule for October in the Barshop Natatorium:

Oct. 22: Synchronized Swimming, 2 p.m.

UIW Volleyball Schedule for October at McDermott Convocation Center:

Oct. 6: Women’s Volleyball vs. Sam Houston State, 7 p.m.
Oct. 8: Women’s Volleyball vs. Stephen F. Austin, 11 a.m.
Oct. 13: Women’s Volleyball vs. Lamar, 7 p.m.
Oct. 15: Women’s Volleyball vs. Houston Baptist, 11 a.m.
Oct. 25: Women’s Volleyball vs. UTRGV, 7 p.m.

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


Community News

Services for Dr. Robert Connelly
The University community will gather to celebrate the life of Dr. Robert Connelly at 11 a.m., Sat., Oct. 1. A funeral mass will be held at the Chapel of the Incarnate Word (Motherhouse), followed by a reception at the Music Building on the UIW campus. Faculty and academic administrators are invited to wear academic regalia if they wish to be included in the academic procession accompanying the funeral. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the UIW Ecological Sustainability Fund. This fund is for faculty led projects involving students.

2016 san antonio association of hispanic journalists symposium

The community was invited to a symposium presented by the San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists Saturday, Sept. 24, in Ingrid Seddon Recital Hall in regards to this year’s Hispanic vote in the presidential election. Pictured above (left to right) are Joey Palacios, news reporter for Texas Public Radio, Robert Stovall, chairman of the Bexar County Republican Party, Dr. Gilberto Hinojosa, professor emeritus of history, U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar, State Representative Diego Bernal, Congressman Pete Gallegos, and Lydia Camarillo, vice president of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project.

2016 development brick cardinal walk of pride

Make Your Mark on the Cardinal Walk of Pride
The UIW community is welcome to “make their mark” on the new Cardinal Walk of Pride sidewalk that will be located in front of the Student Engagement Center. You can purchase a personalized engraved brick (4”x8”) or paver (12”x12”) for placement in the sidewalk. Demonstrate your support of our students and your commitment to educational excellence at UIW. Prices for the pavers and bricks are located on this form. For info, contact Alex Castaneda at (210) 829-6071 or macasta1@uiwtx.edu.


Faculty Focus

International Student Internship & Career Pathways Workshop
International Student and Scholar Services invites faculty and staff who support, teach and advise international students to this workshop at 12 p.m., Friday, Oct. 7, in the AT&T Board Room in the ICC. The International Student & Scholar Services staff explore immigration restrictions and how it can affect your classroom. For info and to RSVP, contact Sheena Connell at (210) 805-5705 or intl@uiwtx.edu.

Technology Thursdays: Grade Center Session 1
Instructional Technology is hosting a Grade Center session from 6 – 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13, online through the Zoom interface. Register here: http://bit.ly/2c44Qrv. Please note that registration for all sessions ends 24 hours prior to the session’s start time. For info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or tpeak@uiwtx.edu.

Blackboard User’s Group Meeting
Do you use rubrics as a grading tool? Would you like to learn more about rubrics? Come by at 12 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21, to the Admin. Bldg., Room 245, and learn how to create and edit a rubric in Blackboard. We will also demonstrate some of the rubrics available in the UIW Course Shell. This session is open to UIW faculty. Register here. For info, contact (210) 829-3920 or tpeak@uiwtx.edu.


For Your Student

Budget Assistance with the Office of Financial Assistance
Join the Office of Financial Assistance to find about budgeting tips, apps to help track and save money, and also speak with SALT student ambassadors about mastering your money from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Cardinals Courtyard. For info, contact Heather Miller at (210) 829-6008 or hkmiller@uiwtx.edu.


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 info, contact Carli Valverde at (210) 829-3123 or iwhsenroll@uiwtx.edu.

Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at www.sachs.org

Visit Incarnate Word High School at www.incarnatewordhs.org.  

Visit UIW Prep at www.uiw.edu/prep.

Visit St. Anthony Catholic School at http://www2.stanthonysa.org.

Visit St. Peter Prince of Apostles Catholic School at http://www.stpeterprince.org.


Miscellaneous

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. The walk is limited to 14. Reserve a space by emailing pamela.ball@amormeus.org.

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 info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or pamela.ball@amormeus.org.

Third Friday Birding
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word is hosting a leisurely walk through the Headwaters Sanctuary with a birding specialist from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 21. Anyone fascinated by the sounds of birds is welcome. This is a great opportunity for beginning or intermediate birders to develop and improve their identification skills. Please wear close-toed shoes, long pants and bring water. Binoculars will be available. Each walk is limited to 12 people. To register and for info, contact pamela.ball@amormeus.org.  


Our thoughts and prayers go to: 

  • David Duncan, Lucy Vincent, Susan Stimson, Stephen Duncan and Martha Cleveland and their families on the recent loss of their mother, Sue Embleton Duncan (IWHS ’45).
  • Janet Schoppe, Robert Schoppe, Margaret Hall, Theresa Schoppe, and Marian Jones and their families on the recent loss of their mother, Naomi Patricia Trigg Schoppe (BA ’50).
  • Dr. Kathleen Light, UIW provost, and family on the loss of her husband, Dr. Robert Connelly. Dr. Connelly has been a beloved member of the UIW community for over 45 years, serving in many capacities both as a faculty member and administrator, and he had been a colleague, mentor and friend to so many at UIW.

 

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.