The Ettling Center for Civic Leadership hosted a discussion with Robert McKinley, senior vice president for economic development at UTSA, Monday, Nov. 7. The topic covered complex issues regarding Central Americans coming to the U.S. Pictured above (left to right) are Robert McKinley and Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, CCVI, professor of religious studies.
Our Lady’s Chapel Services
All are welcome.
Thanksgiving Prayer Service
Please join the University Mission & Ministry and the Community in Missions at 12 p.m., Monday, Nov. 21, in Our Lady’s Chapel for the Joy of Thanksgiving Service. Contact, Rev. Dr. Trevor D. Alexander at (210) 829-3130 or email@example.com.
Don’t forget to RSVP for Dr. Arcelia Johnson-Fannin’s Retirement Celebration
It’s not too late to RSVP for Dr. Arcelia Johnson-Fannin’s retirement party. The party will be held in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room from 7 – 11 p.m., Dec. 30. RSVP by Nov. 25 at www.johnsonfannin.com.
Veterans Day Celebration
All are welcome to honor our nation’s veterans with an ecumenical service on Veterans Day at 12 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11, in Our Lady’s Chapel. A reception will be held in the Cardinal Courtyard following the Service. Contact Dr. Glenn James at (210) 829-3943 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UIW Theatre presents Rosmersholm
The UIW Theatre invites you to Rosmersholm. Mark Stringham directs Rosmersholm with scenery designed by Christopher McCollum, costumes designed by Margaret Mitchell and lighting designed by Justin Bennett. Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $9 for seniors, $8 for non-UIW students, $7 for groups of 10 or more, and free for students, faculty and staff with a valid UIW ID. Below are show times in the Coates Theatre:
For info and tickets, contact (210) 829-3800 or email@example.com.
International Education Week Kick Off Lunch
Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, CCVI, invites the community to kick off International Education Week with her from 12 - 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14, in Marian Hall in the ICC. For info, contact (210) 805-5705 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of International Affairs hosts this learning opportunity event from 2:30 – 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14, at the AT&T Circle. Learn about studying at the European Study Center, scholarship opportunities, German phrases and have the opportunity to talk with visiting students from Germany. Part of UIW International Education Week. For info, contact (210) 805-5705 or email@example.com.
An Evening with Hilary Corna
Former Toyota Asia Executive and author Hilary Corna will be speaking about how she followed her post-college dream of having a career in Asia at 4:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14, in the Mabee Library Auditorium. Hilary is a TED speaker and author of One White Face, a memoir of her time abroad. This event is a part of UIW International Education Week. For info, contact Julia Garza at (210) 807-5709 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Student & Scholar Services hosts this event of international music and prayer from 7 – 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14, in the Administration Building, Room 242. Experience Middle Eastern, African, Asian, and Latin American Christian songs, prayers, and art with Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, CCVI. Part of UIW International Education Week. For info, contact (210) 805-5705 or email@example.com.
UIW Dining’s Thanksgiving Feast
UIW Dining is hosting its annual Thanksgiving Feast from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the Marian Hall dining hall in the ICC. For info, contact Neset Ozeyranoglu at (210) 832-2149 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UIW Bookstore November 2 Day Sale
UIW Bookstore is having a sale from Tuesday, Nov. 15, through Wednesday, Nov. 16. Receive 25% off Adidas and UnderArmour clothing items, drinkware, sweatshirts (no promo items), sweatpants, cold weather accessories and emblematic frames. This sale is good in-store or online. For info, contact Anne Richards at (210) 829-6056 or email@example.com.
Lebkuchen: A Holiday Tradition
The Offices of Campus Engagement, International Affairs and the European Study Center host this German Christmas tradition from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the Dubuis Lounge. Learn about German holiday traditions, make your own German Christmas cookies, and learn about studying in Heidelberg, Germany. Part of UIW International Education Week. For info, contact (210) 805-5705 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chinese Dumpling Party
The Institute of World Cultures is hosting a Chinese Dumpling Party from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16, on Dubuis Lawn. This event is open to all faculty, staff and students. Learn about Chinese culture and understand why the Chinese make and eat dumplings during the Chinese New Year. For info, contact the Institute of World Cultures at (210) 805-5820 or email@example.com.
Children's Passport Day
The Office of International Affairs hosts this event from 12 – 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. Students from St. Peters Prince of Apostles will have the opportunity to tour the world and meet UIW international students. Part of UIW International Education Week. For info, contact (210) 805-5705 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ettling Center for Civic Leadership and Dr. Lopita Nath hosts Bandhwari Village from 3 – 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Hear from students on their personal service learning experiences in India. Learn how you can join an international service learning opportunity though UIW. Part of UIW International Education Week. For info, contact (210) 805-5705 or email@example.com.
Life After F-1 Status
The Office of International Affairs hosts this discussion from 3 – 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Ask a guest Immigration attorney about immigration options, H-1B, other employment visas, green cards and more. Open to students, their advisors and coaches. Part of UIW International Education Week. For info, contact (210) 805-5705 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Food Festival
You are invited to the International Food Festival from 4 – 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16, in Cardinal Courtyard. University Mission & Ministry and International Affairs hosts this event. If you are interested in cooking a meal that represents your heritage, (samplers enough for 80 people), please contact, Rev. Dr. Trevor D. Alexander at (210) 829-3130 or email@example.com or Sheena Connell at (210) 805-5702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UIW Passport Day
The Office of International Affairs and the Houston Passport Agency host Passport Day from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, in the ICC Board Room 1. Apply for a U.S. passport and ask any questions about the process. Open to UIW faculty, staff, students and their family members. Part of UIW International Education Week. For info, contact (210) 805-5705 or email@example.com.
The Office of International Affairs and the Institute of World Cultures hosts the International Bazaar from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, in Cardinal Courtyard. There will be vendors from around the world, live music, performances, Chinese rope design, henna, and study abroad options. Part of UIW International Education Week. For info, contact (210) 805-5705 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farhad’s Film Series
The Mabee Library presents Farhad's Film Series from 2 – 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, in the Mabee Library, Room 221. Join the community for 2015's The Empathy Gap. This film examines how the sexist and misogynistic messages that circulate in American culture short-circuit men's ability to empathize with women and respect them as equals. For info, contact Farhad Moshiri at (210) 829-3842 or email@example.com.
Pre-Thanksgiving Tailgate Party
The School of Media & Design and the Office of Research & Graduate Studies is hosting a tailgate party before the Nov. 17 Cardinals football game. Faculty, staff and students are welcome starting at 3:30 p.m. in the "Rally Alley" behind the Barshop Natatorium. RSVP here for a chance to win special giveaways. For info, contact Dr. Ana Hagendorf at (210) 805-3036 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Understanding Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
The Office of Counseling hosts this discussion from 9 – 10:15 a.m., Friday, Nov. 18, in the Admin. Bldg., Room 422. This program will highlight the very real problem of BED as well as how it is developed and the impairment it can cause. BED eating behaviors will be distinguished from other, non-clinical eating behaviors. There will also be a focus on treating BED and its ancillary consequences. Contact (210) 829-3127 or email@example.com.
Informal Conversation Series with Catholic University Presidents
Acting UIW President, Dr. Denise Doyle invites you to the first in a series of informal conversations with presidents of Catholic universities. They will share their insights and take questions from our community on the role of a president of a Catholic university. The first speaker is Dr. Donna M. Carroll, president of Dominican University, located in the Chicago suburb of River Forest. The presentation will be from 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18, in the Bennack Music Center. Refreshments, including finger foods, will be served after her talk. Due to limited space, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Light the Way
The 30th Annual Light the Way is at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19, in Benson Stadium. Guests will enjoy an evening filled with performances from fan favorite entertainers, including students from our Brainpower Connection schools, Tejano singer Patsy Torres and a visit from our friend from the North Pole. Visit www.lightthewaysa.com for more info or contact (210) 829-6001 or email@example.com.
First Annual Golden Harvest 5K
The Ettling Center for Civic Leadership in collaboration with SGA., Student Engagement and the Human Performance & Sports Management Organization are hosting the First Annual Golden Harvest 5K Run/Walk at 8 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 20, at UIW. Registration is $25 per person (children under 10 are free; strollers are welcome). For info, contact (210) 283-6423 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Date: Cardinal Holiday Feast
The Cardinal Holiday Feast, hosted by the president, faculty and staff, is an annual UIW tradition for our students, and you are invited to join the event. The dinner is from 4 – 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30, in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. Volunteers are needed Sign up online at this link. For info, contact Janine Chavez at (210) 829-3817 or email@example.com.
Save the Date: Employee Christmas Reception
The Office of Human Resources is hosting the annual Employee Christmas Reception from 3 – 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2, in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. There will be music, photos, cash prizes, hors d’oeurves and desserts. For info, contact (210) 829-6019 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The community is invited to UIW Athletic’s Las Vegas Night from 7 – 11 p.m., Friday, Dec. 16, in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. You must be 21+ to attend. Entry fee of $50 provides dinner, drinks and $1,000 in gaming tokens. Door prizes and casino prizes will be distributed at the end of the event. For info, email Mark Papich at email@example.com.
The annual Arts & Music Festival boasted a great turnout with fun for the community
Thursday, Nov. 3. Pictured above (left to right) are Mari Boyle, artist and UIW student,
and Amy Yanaway, transfer admissions counselor, as Amy purchases a piece of Mari’s
Dr. Anil Mangla, director of public health & research in the School of Osteopathic
Medicine, was a guest speaker at the Texas School Nurses Organization Friday, Nov.
4. Dr. Mangla spoke about the Zika virus and rabies.
Pictured above (left to right) are Leo Pereira, doctoral candidate, and Dr. Sharon
Herbers, associate professor in the Dreeben School of Education, at Pereira’s dissertation
defense Monday, Nov. 7. The title of Pereira’s dissertation is "Values Education in
Bangladesh: Understanding High School Graduates' Perspectives." Dr. Herbers Pereira’s
dissertation committee chair.
The UIW Learning Community Initiative hosted its annual showcase Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Freshman students in learning community classes created posters about their work and
discussed it with the community. Pictured above is Dr. Adrienne Ambrose, assistant
professor of religious studies, listening to a presentation from a freshman student.
Pictured above (left to right) are Dr. Jeannie Scott, associate dean of the H-E-B
School of Business and Administration, Anida Duarte, doctoral candidate, and Dr. Annette
Craven professor of business administration, at Duarte’s dissertation defense Wednesday,
Nov. 9. The title of Duarte’s dissertation is "Blended Learning: Institutional Frameworks
for Adoption and Implementation." Dr. Craven is Duarte’s dissertation committee chair.
Pictured above (left to right) are Dr. Norman St. Clair, director of graduate and
doctoral studies, Tina Siller, Extended Academic Programs academic advisor and doctoral
candidate, Dr. Lisa McNary, dean of parent & alumni relations, and Dr. James Simpson,
adjunct instructor in the Dreeben School of Education, at Siller’s dissertation defense
Wednesday, Nov. 9. The title of Siller’s dissertation is "Alumni Commitment: Exploring
the Process of Transition from Participants to Donors." Dr. Norman St. Clair is Siller’s
dissertation committee chair.
UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine (SOM) faculty Dr. Carol Browne, Dr. Amanda Chase
and Dr. Amber Heck presented their award winning recipes during the SOM’s first annual
Office Chili-Cook-Off Thursday, Nov. 10.
UIW Department of Art Senior Capstone Exhibition Opening Reception
The UIW Department of Art presents its Senior Capstone Exhibition. The opening reception is from 6 - 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11, in the Semmes Gallery of the Kelso Art Center. The exhibition will be on display through Friday, Dec. 9. For info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cardinal Chorale & Singers Concert
The UIW Department of Music presents the Cardinal Chorale & Singers Concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 13, in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. For info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or email@example.com.
Justin Udomah Dissertation Defense
Justin Udomah will host a defense of his doctoral dissertation at 3 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14, in the Nursing Building, Room 305. The title of Justin's dissertation is "Pastoral Leadership Experiences and Organizational Outcomes in Contemporary Catholic Communities: The Clerical Perspective." The chair of his dissertation committee is Dr. Arthur Hernandez. For info, contact Duncan Hayse at (210) 829-2758 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Sarah Williams Retirement Celebration
Please join the faculty and staff of the Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing & Health Professions to celebrate the retirement of Dr. Sarah Williams from 3:30 – 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the foyer of the Sr. Charles Marie Frank Nursing Building. For info, contact Sally Tobin at (210) 283-5093 or email@example.com.
Suzanne Magargee Dissertation Defense
Suzanne Magargee is presenting a public defense of her doctoral dissertation at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. The title of her dissertation is "An Exploration of Math Names for Numbers: An Early Childhood Mathematics Intervention." Dr. Judith Beauford is the chair of Suzanne's dissertation committee. For info, contact Duncan Hayse at (210) 829-2758 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall DASH Training Session
The Office of Institutional Research is hosting a DASH training session at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the Mabee Library, Room 230. This session is open to individuals who are interested in accessing DASH but haven't had DASH training. To register, click here. For questions, please contact Erika Pompa at (210) 832-2169 or email@example.com.
Jazz Ensemble Concert – Remembering Dr. Bob Connelly
The UIW Jazz Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, in the Concert Hall. The performance will be dedicated to Dr. Bob Connelly and his 45-year tenure at UIW. The concert will include a new composition titled A Ballad for Bob and feature guest vocalist, UIW alumna Jacqueline Sotelo. For info, contact (210) 445-0412 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kenneth O. Miles Guest Lecture: Controversy & Creativity in Teams & Groups
The Dreeben School of Education invites the community to this guest lecture from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19, in the Gorman Building, Room 119. Kenneth O. Miles is the assistant vice chancellor and executive director for Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes at Louisiana State University (LSU). For info, contact Dr. Danielle J. Alsandor at (210) 832-3218 or email@example.com.
Quality Matters Online Course Design Workshop
Join the UIW Instructional technology team for this workshop 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., daily Dec. 12 – 16, in the Mabee Library, Room 230. This seminar includes an overview of the QM Rubric and a framework for participants to design an online course plan. Register here. For info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 218-8795 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UIW Football Schedule for November at Benson Stadium:
Nov. 17: Football vs. Houston Baptist, 7 p.m.
UIW Basketball Schedule for November in the McDermott Convocation Center:
Nov. 15: Men’s Basketball vs. St. Edwards, 7 p.m.
Nov. 21: Men’s Basketball vs. Howard Payne, 7 p.m.
Nov. 26: Men’s Basketball vs. Rice, 3 p.m.
Nov. 29: Women’s Basketball vs. Eastern Michigan, 5:30 p.m.
For ticket info, contact (210) 829-3000.
UIW Dining is offering to cook your Thanksgiving dinner. They are making a rotisserie turkey dinner for purchase at $59.99. You’ll receive a free pumpkin pie as well. Order before Thursday, Nov. 17. For info, contact (210) 832-2149 or (210) 283-5011.
Michael Peters, electronic resources and serials coordinator in the Mabee Library, is mourning the loss of his mother Johnnie Peters who passed away Wednesday, Nov. 9. Please keep Michael and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
REMINDER: Discount for the McNay Art Museum
UIW employees get free admission to the McNay Art Museum with their valid UIW ID (excluding paid exhibitions), use of the McNay Library and discounts on distinguished lectures and education programs. For more info on your benefits and discounts, visit http://uiw.edu/hr/employeediscounts.html.
Elf Louise Toy Collection
Join the UIW community in donating new, unwrapped toys benefitting the Elf Louise Christmas Project. Donation boxes will be available through Monday, Nov. 21, at the following locations:
For info, contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at email@example.com or (210) 829-6001.
TRiO Student Support Services – Cup Runneth Over
TRiO Student Support Services is hosting its annual collection drive through Thursday, Nov. 30. They are collecting travel-size personal care items for those experiencing homelessness in San Antonio. Items are made into care packages and delivered to SAMMinistries. Donate the following items to designated boxes around campus or to the Administration Building, Room 225, or schedule a pick-up at your location:
For info, contact TRiO Student Support Services at (210) 805-5812 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Native American Heritage Month Exhibit
November is Native American Heritage Month. Please take time to visit the display case on the first floor of the AT&T Science Building to see an exhibit of Native American artifacts and books placed there by members of the Native American Heritage Month Committee. The exhibit will be up through the first week of December. For info, contact Dr. Richard Peigler at (210)829-3832 or email@example.com.
Research Week Submission Deadline Approaching
The 10th Annual Research Week is Feb. 20-24, 2017. The deadline for submissions is Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. Follow this link to apply. For info, contact Dr. Trinidad Macias at (210) 805-2539 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Green Bean Can Drive for the Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner
Help the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Delta Alpha-At-Large Chapter collect Green Beans for the Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner. Their goal is to collect 3,800lbs of cut green beans. Donations will help feed over 24k individuals on Thanksgiving Day. Please place the cans at the display in the Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions Office by Thursday, Nov. 17. For info, contact Yvonne Davila at (210) 932-3289 or email@example.com.
Announcement from the Division of Extended Academic Programs
The Division of Extended Academic Programs (EAP) will offer the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) through the School of Professional Studies (SPS) beginning Spring 2017. Previously, the DBA was offered through the H-E-B School of Business and Administration. SPS houses business degrees to include undergraduate, graduate and now our first doctoral degree. Students in the DBA have the option of taking classes online or blended. See the school’s new website at http://dba.uiw.edu for complete info.
UIW Information Session for Adult Students
The UIW community is invited to attend a UIW Extended Academic Programs Information Session at 12 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, in the UIW Northwest Center (9729 Datapoint Dr., 78229), and at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, in the ICC Conference Center. Admissions, academic advisors, financial aid, veteran affairs and faculty will be available to meet face to face with attendees. To RSVP, please call (210) 757-0202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.adulted.UIW.edu/rsvp for more information.
"Know What You Owe...Before You Go!" Exit Loan Counseling Session
The Office of Financial Assistance is hosting an exit loan counseling session for graduating seniors at 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14, and Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the Mabee Library, Room 230. For info, contact Heather Miller at (210) 829-6008 or email@example.com.
Blackboard User’s Group Meeting
This session highlights options that are available in Blackboard. We will explain how to create a course banner and add design template. You will learn how create and manage the adaptive release rules and track your student’s interactions with Blackboard. This session is at 12 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11, in the Admin. Bldg., Room 245. Register here. Contact (210) 829-3920 or firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
Technology Thursdays: Building and Editing Rubrics
Rubrics will greatly reduce your grading time. This online session at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 18, will show you how to create, edit and apply a rubric to course assignments and the Grade Center. 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 email@example.com.
International Students and Academic Integrity Webinar
International Student and Scholar Services invites faculty who teach international students to this webinar at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Participants will review strategies to communicate and provide guidance on academic integrity policies to international students. For info and to RSVP, contact Jose Martinez at (210) 805-5705 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Anthony Catholic High School Fall Open House
The St. Anthony Catholic High School (SACHS) Fall Open House is an opportunity for prospective students to learn more about SACHS. 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 starts at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 13, at St. Anthony Catholic High School’s campus. For info, contact Alejandro Calderon at (210) 832-5632 or email@example.com.
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.
Annual Angel of Hope Candlelight Vigil
The community is invited to the annual Angel of Hope Candlelight Vigil at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Angel of Hope statue near the Lourdes Grotto. The ceremony will include a special message, music, candle lighting and laying of flowers near the statue in honor of our children in heaven. For info, contact (210) 651-1904 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternative Giving Program
Women’s Global Connection continues to offer its Alternative Giving Program this holiday season through Dec. 25. Honor a loved one by sponsoring an animal grant for a woman in Tanzania to receive a pig or goats for her small agricultural business, sponsor preschool children and programs in Tanzania, Zambia and Peru and so much more. Review all options here. Call (210) 828-2224 or email email@example.com.
Third Friday Birding
Come take a leisurely walk (1.5 – 2 hours) through the Headwaters Sanctuary with a birding specialist from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 18. Anyone fascinated by the sounds of birds is welcome. Please wear close-toed shoes, long pants and bring water. Binoculars will be available. Each walk is limited to 12 people. To reserve a space and for info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our thoughts and prayers go to:
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