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2016 feik school of pharmacy heed award

The Feik School of Pharmacy (FSOP) received one of the 2016 Inaugural Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Awards from INSIGHT into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.  The FSOP is one of only three pharmacy schools in the country to be recognized. Pictured above (left to right) are Dr. Arcelia Johnson-Fannin, founding dean of FSOP, and Dr. Amy Diepenbrock, assistant dean of student affairs.


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

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.

Día de los Muertos Mass
The Día de los Muertos Mass is at 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30, in Our Lady's Chapel. Following Mass, the Modern Languages Department will serve pan de muertos, and University Mission and Ministry will provide hot chocolate. An altar will be in the chapel foyer, and you are invited you to add a picture or other small item in honor of someone who has died. Please write your contact info on any item you leave so it can be returned to you. The altar will remain to Nov. 7. For info, contact Dr. Sally Said at said@uiwtx.edu


Events

45th Annual Southwest Conference on Asian Studies
The CHASS, Department of History and Asian Studies Program are hosting the 45th Southwest Conference on Asian Studies in the Bonilla Science Hall and ICC Friday, Oct. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 15. The two-day conference will be attended by participants from universities and colleges around the U.S., Canada, India, Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan and Bhutan. For info, contact Dr. Lopita Nath at (210) 832-2187 or nath@uiwtx.edu.

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.

BRA-VO Breast Cancer Awareness Fashion Show
Delta Beta Chi is hosting a fashion show and fundraiser in support of breast cancer awareness from 6 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. Community members submit decorated bras with special significance representing their connection to breast cancer. UIW students will model the bras and then the bras will be on auction at the end of the show. All proceeds will go directly to WINGS to support the fight against breast cancer. For info, contact mcenroe@student.uiwtx.edu.

News Media and the 2016 Presidential Election
The School of Media and Design - Communication Arts Program will present a panel discussion titled “News Media and the 2016 Presidential Election,” at 7 p.m., Tuesday Oct. 18, in the Concert Hall. The event is free and open to the public. For info, contact Dr. Valerie Greenberg at (210) 829-3891 or greenber@uiwtx.edu.

Greeks in the Circle
Get to you know the UIW Greek Life Community as they host Greeks in the Circle from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the AT&T Circle near the Wellness Center. Greeks in the Circle is an event to encourage Greek exposure and unity. Free food, music and games will be available. For info, contact Paulina Mazurek at (210) 841-7365 or pmazurek@uiwtx.edu.

Farhad's Film Series
The Mabee Library presents Farhad’s Film Series from 2 – 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Mabee Library, Room 221. This month’s film is 2014’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. For info, contact Farhad Moshiri at (210) 829-3842 or moshiri@uiwtx.edu.

Poetry Slam Auditions
The annual Arts & Music Festival is planning another poetry slam as part of the festival. UIW employees, alumni and students are eligible to participate. Auditions will be held from 6 – 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Mabee Library Auditorium. Contact Emerald Walsh at ewalsh@student.uiwtx.edu to secure your audition time.

Campus Activities Board presents Cardinal Wars
The Campus Activities Board presents a galactic-themed event with laser tag, jousting, snacks and more from 6 – 9 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Barshop Natatorium Parking Lot. For info, contact Thao Nguyen at (832) 531-5143 or tmnguyen@student.uiwtx.edu.

Domestic Violence and Human Slavery and Trafficking Lecture
The UIW community is invited to a lecture on domestic violence, human slavery and trafficking Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Administration Building, Room 215. Patricia Castillo, director of P.E.A.C.E., will give a lecture on domestic violence starting at 7 p.m. Following Patricia’s lecture, Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, CCVI, will share resources about human slavery and trafficking. For info, contact (210) 829-3854 or kirk@uiwtx.edu.

Employee Campaign Finale Party - UPDATE
Celebrate the end of another successful employee campaign from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, on the steps outside of the Coates Theatre. For info, contact Ana Bribiesca at (210) 829-6075 or bribiesc@uiwtx.edu.

The Death Penalty in Texas and the U.S.
Dr. Roger Barnes explains why the death penalty is so expensive and why it fails to serve as an effective deterrent to homicide. Learn why the death penalty is used more in Texas than elsewhere and how race affects its use. The Texas Catholic Bishops have called for the abolition of death penalty. The lecture is from 3 – 4:15 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, in the Administration Building, Room 374. For info, contact (210) 829-3976 or barnes@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.

UIW Retirement Week
The Office of Human Resources is hosting a week of retirement presentations in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room from Monday, Oct. 24 – Friday, Oct. 28. Representatives from TIAA, Emeriti, the Social Security Administration, UIW Counseling Center and the law firm of McReynolds & Tye, PC will be present. For info and the full calendar, contact Michael Schneid at (210) 829-6083 or schneid@uiwtx.edu.



Recycling, Resources, Carbon Footprint, & Conservation Discussion
Hear from a representative from the Solid Waste Management Division of the city about our challenges and join in conversation with Professor Suzan Roy and her Theology and Ethics classes at 10: 30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the Nursing Building, Room 313.  For info, contact Suzan Roy at (210) 829-6022 or sroy@uiwtx.edu.

Child Exploitation Discussion
Special Agents of the FBI serving in the area of child exploitation will present information on the sexual exploitation of children which will include discussions about sexual trafficking of children, child pornography and sextortion at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Mabee Library Auditorium. For info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, CCVI, at (210) 829-3854 or kirk@uiwtx.edu.

A Discussion with Veterans Against War
Veteran war resisters discuss the interlinkages of the Military Industrial Complex, U.S. societal militarism and endless war at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Mabee Library Auditorium. Learn from Jovanni Reyes, the co-author of “Hollywood and the War Industry.” Learn more about Iraqi Veterans Against War here or contact Jovanni Reyes. For info about this event, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, CCVI, at (210) 829-3854 or kirk@uiwtx.edu

Ettling Center for Civic Leadership Service Opportunities Event
Learn from some of our community partners in San Antonio and consider an international service opportunity at an event at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Mabee Library Auditorium. Receive contacts for students to do community service and ideas for faculty who would like to make service learning a part of their classes.  This event is moderated by Denise Krohn. For info, contact dkramon@student.uiwtx.edu or (210) 283-6423.

Image of the Enemy Screening
The community is invited to a screening of Image of the Enemy at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Administration Building, Room 375. The film is a documentary about Palestinians and Israelis made by Dr. Leo Lopez, Homero Salinas Jr. and Dr. Aaron Tyler. For info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, CCVI, at (210) 829-3854 or kirk@uiwtx.edu.

Cabaret at the Majestic Theatre
Join the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations Thursday, Oct. 27, for happy hour at 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Palm Restaurant (223 East Houston Street, 78205) followed by Cabaret at the Majestic Theatre (224 East Houston Street, 78205). Valet is available. Seat locations are balcony, rows MM, NN and PP. Ticket prices are discounted at $27 per seat. The play begins at 7:30 p.m. Purchase your tickets here. For info, contact Mercedes Moreno at (210) 805-3595 or mjmoreno@uiwtx.edu.

Homecoming Registration Now Open
All Alumni & Parent Association Homecoming 2016 events are open for registration. Visit www.uiwalumni.org/HC2016 to RSVP for events like the annual Trunk-or-Treat, Memorial Mass or new events like the Greek Alumni Network Tailgate, Champagne Brunch and more. Registration for all Homecoming events will close on Friday, Oct. 28. For info regarding Homecoming, please contact Mercedes Moreno or Gaby Gonzales in the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at (210) 829-6014.

Brandon Courtney - Veteran & Author Reading
UIW presents award-winning poet and veteran of the United States Navy and Operation Enduring Freedom, Brandon Courtney will read his work and discuss war trauma, PTSD, and the role of writing in recovery at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 1, in Ingrid Seddon Recital Hall. A brief Q&A will follow. Books will be available for purchase and signing. For info, contact (210) 283-6383 or joshua.robbins@uiwtx.edu.

UIW Alumni Employee Lunch
All UIW alumni employees are welcome to join the Alumni Association for a special lunch in your honor at 12 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3, at the McCracken House.  You will receive a delicious lunch and UIW swag (while supplies last). Register here. 
For info, contact Mercedes Moreno at (210) 805-3595 or mjmoreno@uiwtx.edu.


Department News

2016 roy rodriguez dissertation defense

Roy Rodriguez hosted a public defense of his dissertation, "Civic Engagement and Service Learning for Medical Students: A Phenomenological Study of Transformation," Monday, Oct. 11, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Pictured above (left to right) are Dr. Ala Alahmad, director of ELS educational services, Dr. Jessica Kimmel, professor emerita of education, Roy Rodriguez, doctoral candidate, and Dr. Noah Kasraie, associate professor of education.

2016 steven sill dissertation defense

Steven Sill hosted a public defense of his dissertation, "Evaluating a Chaplain Corps Change Initiative: Examining the Relationship between Change Beliefs and Job Satisfaction," Tuesday, Oct. 11, in the Gorman Building, Room 120. Pictured above (left to right) are Dr. Norman St. Clair, director of graduate and doctoral studies & associate professor of education, Steven Sill, doctoral candidate, and Dr. Mark Teachout, professor of business administration.

2016 school of physical therapy

On Saturday, Oct. 8, Jennifer Penn, PT, DPT, NCS, School of Physical Therapy (SOPT) faculty, and SOPT students participated in the New Braunfels PD Symposium. Dr. Penn presented and students performed the Mini-Best on guests as well as handed out flyers regarding the role of physical therapy for fall prevention and the community clinic. Pictured above are Dr. Penn and SOPT students with Allison Topperwein, a writer for the Huffington Post and recent competitor on American Ninja Warrior.

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.

Student Disability Services and Title IX Compliance Faculty Presentations
Representatives from Student Disability Services and Title IX Compliance will present important legal information to the faculty and answer questions faculty may have on the following dates and times in the Mabee Library Auditorium:

  • 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19

  • 3 – 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20
  • 9 – 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 22

For info, contact Michelle Beasley at (210) 829-3997 or beasley@uiwtx.edu.

Korean Culture - Kimchi Lesson & Lecture
Explore Korean food culture and history from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, in the ICC Board Room 1. Learn how to make authentic Korean kimchi step by step from a special guest. For info, contact Suyuan Yi at (210) 805-5820 or syi@student.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.

School of Physical Therapy Team for Walk for Crohn's and Colitis
The SoPT Class of 2018 invites the community to join them in the Walk for Crohn’s and Colitis from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22, at Eisenhower Park (19399 NW Military HWY, 78257). The group is wearing purple shirts as a sign of support. Chick-fil-A Pavilions North will be providing lunch to those who register to walk under the UIW School of Physical Therapy.  Register here. For info, contact (210) 386-9526 or massie@student.uiwtx.edu.

A Concert of New Art Song
The UIW Department of Music presents the Composers Alliance of San Antonio’s (CASA) concert titled A Concert of New Art Song. The concert is from 3 – 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall at Trinity University (1 Trinity Way, 78212). For more info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or sul@uiwtx.edu.

2016 interior design film series

Interior Design Film Series – If You Build It
Join the Interior Design Department for a screening of If You Build It at 9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3, in the Mabee Library Auditorium. The event is free to the public. For info, contact Nadia Pidgeon at (210) 829-3860 or pidgeon@uiwtx.edu.


Athletics News

Cardinals Madness
Fans of the men and women’s basketball teams are invited to the 2016-17 season opening party at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, in the McDermott Convocation Center. The event is open to all members of the public and admission is free. Each of the players and coaches for the men and women's basketball team will be on hand to mingle with fans before the teams take the floor. For info, contact Camelia Trahan at (210) 805-3012 or ctrahan@uiwtx.edu.

UIW Football Schedule for October at Benson Stadium:

Oct. 29: Football vs. Stephen F. Austin, 6 p.m.

UIW Soccer Schedule for October at Benson Stadium:

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. 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

2016 bomba latina festival

The Institute of World Cultures and Campus Engagement hosted the Bomba Latina Festival in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room Wednesday, Oct. 12, as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. Pictured above (left to right) are Sheena Connell, assistant director of international student & scholar services, Mercedes Moreno, assistant director of alumni relations, and Carl Myers, social media/communications specialist, as they judge the student salsa competition.

Christmas Ornaments Needed for Fashion Display
Looking for a way to clear out your old Christmas ornaments?  Don't trash them, recycle them!  The Fashion Dept.'s - Apparel 1 class is creating two garments made entirely of Christmas ornaments to be displayed at Rolling Oaks Mall in November. Please deliver your gently used ornaments to the Fashion Department by Monday, Oct. 31. For info, contact Dr. Melinda Adams at madams@uiwtx.edu.

UIW Dining Satisfaction Survey Available
UIW Dining Satisfaction has launched a survey and will be available until Thursday, Oct. 20. For info, contact (210) 805-3563.


Faculty Focus

Text My Students? Are You Serious?
Dr. Lucretia Fraga is presenting a lecture to faculty in the Adminstration Building, Room 212, at 12 p.m., Monday, Oct. 17, with lunch provided, and 12 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18, with lunch provided. Participants will learn to use a variety of apps and explore additional ways that they can strengthen communication with students. Register here. For info, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or kallwein@uiwtx.edu.

Blackboard User’s Group Meeting – Rubrics
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.

Technology Thursdays: Grade Center Session 2
Part 2 of Instructional Technology’s Grade Center session will focus on how to create and manage categories, and create a weighted column. Have your syllabus close by, as you will need to reference your grading policy. The session is from 6 – 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, online through the Zoom interface. Register here. 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 – Groups
Faculty can create groups as a collaborative learning tool. If you assign group projects as part of your course curriculum, then this is the workshop for you. Join Instructional Technology at 12 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28, in the Admin. Bldg., Room 245, as they explain the group life-cycle, describe how to build groups, and manage both tools and content within each group. Register here. For info, contact (210) 829-3920 or tpeak@uiwtx.edu.


Employee Wellness

2016 october employee lunch and learn

Employee Wellness Lunch and Learn
The October Employee Wellness Lunch and Learn is at 12 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Dr. Gabriel Ortiz will talk about flu and allergy season. For info and to RSVP, email empwellness@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

Women's Global Connection Highlight

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.

A Guided Celtic Walk to Thin Places in The Headwaters
Join the Headwaters at Incarnate Word for a guided Celtic walk through the Headwaters Sanctuary from 9 – 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 29. The Celtic tradition has always honored "thin places" as places where heaven and earth were closely connected. This walk will offer quiet meditations that will reflect the Celtic vision that enables us to see "thin places" of healing and mystery right before our eyes. Religious Studies Professor Sylvia Maddox will lead the retreat. She is the co-author of “Praying with The Celtic Saints.” This program is limited to 14. For info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or pamela.ball@amormeus.org. 


 

Our thoughts and prayers go to:

  • Crockett Haigler & Johnnie Haigler Morgan on the recent loss of their sister, Linda Mack Haigler (MA ’71).
  • Sr. Shirley T. Vaughn, CCVI (BA ’72, MA ’79) & family on the recent loss of her mother, Shirley C. Vaughn.

 

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.