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2017 uiw announces san antonio tricentennial

It was announced this week that the University of the Incarnate Word is an official partner of San Antonio’s Tricentennial celebration, which will take place in 2018. Many celebratory events will be taking place next year to celebrate San Antonio’s heritage including events and exhibitions here on our campus. Pictured above (left to right) are Dr. Gilberto Hinojosa, professor of history, and Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, CCVI, professor of religious studies.


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

CCVI Spirit Award Nominations Needed
University Mission & Ministry is collecting nominations for the 2017 CCVI Spirit Award. Here is a copy of the form. Completed forms should be sent to Sr. Walter Maher, CCVI at CPO 139. The deadline for submission is Tuesday, Feb. 28. For info, contact Brenda Dimas at (210) 829-3128 or dimas@uiwtx.edu.


Events

Roger Colombik: Installation View of More Life in a Time Without Boundaries Opening Reception
The UIW Department of Art is hosting an opening reception for Roger Colombik: Installation View of More Life in a Time Without Boundaries. The reception is from 6 – 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 27, in the Kelso Art Center. Roger Colombik’s exhibition will be on display in the Semmes Gallery of the Kelso Art Center from Jan. 27 – Feb. 23. For info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or sul@uiwtx.edu.

2017 ettling center for civic leadership blood driveGive Ayden Another Birthday Blood Drive
The Ettling Center for Civic Leadership is hosting a South Texas Blood & Tissue Center Blood Drive in front of campus from 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 31, and Wednesday, Feb. 1. All presenting donors receive a safe and secure donation experience, skilled care from staff, a wellness checkup, T-shirt, and access to convenient online scheduling. For info, contact David Espinoza at (210) 283-6423 or daespin1@uiwtx.edu.


2017 asian new year celebration

2017 Asian New Year Celebration
The Institute of World Cultures invites you to the annual Asian New Year Celebration from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 31, in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. Enjoy authentic Asian cuisine, live performances and a full cultural experience. For more info, contact the Institute of World Cultures at (210) 805-5820 or
uiwiwc1@gmail.com.

Supporting Muslim Students & Staff in Turbulent Times Webinar & Discussion
University Mission & Ministry in partnership with the Office of International Affairs is hosting a webinar at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 31, in the Mabee Library Auditorium. The webinar will focus on creating an inclusive environment and practical strategies to ensure the safety and well-being of all Muslim students, faculty and administrators. For info, contact Brenda Dimas at (210) 829-3128 or dimas@uiwtx.edu.

A Time to Break Silence Panel Discussion
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech, Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence. Dr. Roger Barnes, Dr. Trey Guinn, Dr. Doshie Piper, Jovanni Reyes, and Sr. Addie Lorraine Walker will consider the relevance of the speech for current times at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the ICC Conference Center Auditorium and at 12 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. For info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at (210) 883-5934 or kirk@uiwtx.edu.

Farhad's Film Series – Equal Means Equal
The Mabee Library presents Farhad’s Film Series from 2 – 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2, in the Mabee Library, Room 221. Equal Means Equal is an unflinching look at how women are treated in the U.S. today. Director Kamala Lopez discovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues from workplace matters to domestic violence and more. For info, contact Farhad Moshiri at (210) 829-3842 or moshiri@uiwtx.edu.

Ladino Song Concert
The UIW Department of Music hosts pianist Ruth Friedberg and vocalist Flicka Rahn for a special Ladino Song Concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2, in the Seddon Recital Hall. For info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or sul@uiwtx.edu.

Human Library
The UIW Honors Program is hosting a unique educational experience called the Human Library. Human books are real people who are on loan to readers like you, ready to accept your questions about the topics they represent. You are welcome to come and engage in conversation with 15 human books from 4 – 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, in the Mabee Library.  For info, contact Jean Loden at (210) 832-3211 or jloden@uiwtx.edu.

Inner Mongolia Cultural Performance
The Institute of World Cultures is hosting a wonderful Inner Mongolia musical cultural event from 7 – 9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Concert Hall. Seating is limited; tickets are available through the Institute of World Cultures. For info, contact (210) 805-5820 or uiwiwc1@gmail.com.

10th Annual Research Week
The Office of Research and Graduate Studies presents the 10th Annual Research Week from Feb. 21-24. This is an annual event that showcases disciplinary accomplishments and illustrates UIW’s commitment to academic excellence. For a full list of events, visit their webpage here. For info, contact Dr. Ana Wandless-Hagendorf at (210) 805-3036 or wandless@uiwtx.edu.

UIW Theatre presents Arcadia
UIW Theatre presents Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia. Britain's wittiest playwright collides 
the world of Jane Austen with today's cut-throat academicians. 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:

  • 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24
  • 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25
  • 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 26
  • 7 p.m., Thursday, March 2
  • 8 p.m., Friday, March 3
  • 8 p.m., Saturday, March 4

For info and tickets, contact (210) 829-3800 or theatre@uiwtx.edu.

San Antonio International Piano Competition
The San Antonio International Piano Competition will perform in concert from 8 – 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25, in the Concert Hall. For info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or sul@uiwtx.edu.


Department News

2017 dreamers and daca presentationThe Office of International Affairs hosted a special presentation to the community Tuesday, Jan. 24, regarding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Dreamers under the new administration. Pictured above (left to right) are Sheena Connell, assistant director of international student & scholar services, and Francisco Alvillar, board certified immigration attorney.

Blackboard User's Group Meeting
The Office of Instructional Technology is hosting the January Blackboard User’s Group Meeting at 12 p.m., Friday, Jan. 27, in the Administration Building, Room 245. This meeting will go over tests and item analysis. This session will outline item analysis, explain how to run an analysis and review the results. For info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 218-8795 or tpeak@uiwtx.edu.

Institutional Review Board Online System Training and Q&A
The Office of Research Development is offering a brown bag training session at 12 p.m., Friday, Jan. 27, in the Nursing Building, Room 142 on the online IRB submission process. Attendance is recommended for faculty, staff or students who conduct research with human subjects and plan to submit applications for IRB approval. Bring your lunch and your questions. Space is limited. RSVP here. For info, contact (210) 805-3036 or wandless@uiwtx.edu.


Athletics News

Top Stories

UIW Basketball Schedule through Feb. 2 in the McDermott Convocation Center:
Feb. 2: Women’s Basketball vs. Houston Baptist, 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 2: Men’s Basketball vs. McNeese, 7:30 p.m.

UIW Softball Schedule through Feb. 12 at the UIW Softball Field:
Feb. 10: Softball vs. Missouri State, 7 p.m.
Feb. 11: Softball vs. North Dakota, 1 p.m.
Feb. 11: Softball vs. Samford, 7 p.m.
Feb. 12: Softball vs. Arkansas – Pine Bluff, 11 a.m.

UIW Tennis Schedule through Feb. 11 at the Mabry Tennis Center:
Jan. 28: Men’s Tennis vs. UTSA, 2 p.m.
Feb. 4: Women’s Tennis vs. Trinity, 9 a.m.
Feb. 4: Women’s Tennis vs. St. Edwards, 1 p.m.
Feb. 10: Women’s Tennis vs. Colorado State, 4 p.m.
Feb. 11: Women’s Tennis vs. Pacific, 12 p.m.

UIW Synchronized Swimming Schedule through Feb. 3 in the Barshop Natatorium:
Feb. 3: Synchronized Swimming vs. Stanford, 7 p.m.

For ticket info, contact (210) 805-3000 or visit this link.


Community News

Information Resources Division January 2017 Scheduled Maintenance
The Information Resources Division will be conducting the scheduled January 2017 maintenance from 6:30 – 11 p.m., Friday, Jan. 27. Banner and other third party systems will be unavailable. For more information, visit this link or contact Joanna Arredondo at (210) 283-6489 or jcarredo@uiwtx.edu.

Dr. Annemarie Walsh Memorial Service
Dr. Annemarie Walsh, former director of the UIW Fashion Management program, passed away surrounded by her family on Dec. 19, 2016. In 1993, Dr. Walsh became the director of the Fashion Management and Design department until her retirement in 2007. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Jan. 28, in Our Lady’s Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Dr. Anne Marie Walsh Scholarship Fund by calling (210) 829-6013.

Presidential Search
Acting UIW President Dr. Denise Doyle is pleased to announce that Dr. Ann Die Hasselmo, the consultant from Academic Search who is assisting with the UIW presidential search, will be on campus on Feb. 1 and 2. Dr. Hasselmo is visiting UIW to conduct listening sessions with various constituent groups of the University in what the community is looking for in the next president. Please see this link for the complete schedule of the listening sessions.

Employee Wellness Challenge 
Registration is now open for the First Quarter Wellness Challenge. “Ready, Set, Go!” is a fun, free, team-based fitness challenge. Join a team with your coworkers. Compete with other teams to see who can log the most minutes of exercise, walk the most steps and lose the most weight. This is designed for all fitness levels and open to all UIW employees. One adult family member per employee can also participate. Register and sign up here. For info, contact Mike Schneid at (210) 829-6083 or schneid@uiwtx.edu.

2017 uiw dining super bowl wings pizza

UIW Dining’s Super Bowl Sunday Wing Night
UIW Dining will be showing the Super Bowl Game live from 4:30 – 8 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 5, through half-time in the Marian Hall @ ICC dining hall. They will be serving wings and pizza will be available for take-out for $9.99. For info, contact (210) 832-2149.


Division of Extended Academic Studies

UIW Info Session for Adult Students
The UIW community is invited to an Extended Academic Programs Info Session at 12 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9, at the UIW Northwest Center (9729 Datapoint Dr., 78229), and at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9, at the ICC Conference Center. This presentation will overview the School of Professional Studies, School of Applied Sciences, degrees offerings and program benefits. Door prizes and light refreshments provided. RSVP at (210) 757-0202 or eapadmission@uiwtx.edu. Visit www.adulted.UIW.edu/rsvp to learn more.


Faculty Focus

Making the Most of a Textbook
This Center for Teaching and Learning workshop will be in two sessions in the Admin. Bldg., Room 212. The first session is at 12 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 31, with lunch, and 10:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 3. Participants will learn strategies for selecting textbooks, integrating their use into class sessions, and determining their effectiveness. Register here. For info, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or kallwein@uiwtx.edu.

Teaching and Assessing with Concept Maps
This Center for Teaching and Learning workshop will be in two sessions at 12 p.m. in the Admin. Bldg., Room 212 with lunch provided. The first session is Monday, Feb. 6, and the second session is Wednesday, Feb. 8. Participants will learn strategies for using concept maps in teaching and assessment as well as access templates for creating concept maps. Register here. For info, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or kallwein@uiwtx.edu.

Technology Thursdays: Managing Grade Center
Instructional Technology is hosting a workshop that will help you learn how to use Grade Center’s management tools. These tools include sort, show and hide columns, row visibility, Smart Views, color codes and Column Organization. The workshop is from 6 – 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2, online via the Zoom interface. Register here. For info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 218-8795 or tpeak@uiwtx.edu.

Technology 4 Lunch: SoftChalk Session One
Instructional Technology is hosting a workshop on SoftChalk at 12 p.m., Friday, Feb. 10, in the Administration Building, Room 245. SoftChalk is a content-authoring software for educators. With SoftChalk, educators can create professional, engaging and learning content. Register here. For info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 218-8795 or tpeak@uiwtx.edu.

Good Writing Is Good Writing—Or Is It?
This Center for Teaching and Learning workshop will be in two sessions in the Admin. Bldg., Room 212. The first session is at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7, with breakfast, and the second session is at 12 p.m., Friday, Feb. 10, with lunch. This workshop supports the QEP, so the first 10 faculty members to register for each session will receive a $100 stipend. Register here. For info, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or kallwein@uiwtx.edu.

Presentation Software with a Difference: Sway and Thinglink
This Center for Teaching and Learning workshop will be in two sessions at 12 p.m. in the Admin. Bldg., Room 212 with lunch provided. The first session is Monday, Feb. 13, and the second session is Wednesday, Feb. 15. Sway, a Microsoft product, is designed to present ideas simply and vividly on a screen rather than to an audience in a classroom or at a conference. Thinglink creates interactive images by linking other photos, web pages or audio recordings to a base image. Register here. For info, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or kallwein@uiwtx.edu.

Technology Thursdays: Building and Editing Rubrics
The Office of Instructional Technology is hosting the workshop Technology Thursdays: Building and Editing Rubrics from 6 – 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, online via the Zoom interface. This session will show you how to create, edit and relate a rubric to course assignments, as well as apply the rubric in the Grade Center. Register here. For info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 218-8795 or tpeak@uiwtx.edu.


For Your Student

Career Fair Week Kickoff: Lunch & Learn
Join the Office of Career Services & Professional Development as they start Career Fair Week at UIW with a lunch & learn session from 12 – 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 21, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the week’s career development events. Food will be provided. For info, contact Abreetta Bonner at (210) 829-3931 or careers@uiwtx.edu.

Cardinal Resume Review
The Office of Career Services & Professional Development is hosting Cardinal Resume Review from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, in Cardinal Courtyard. The event will be moved to the Nursing Building, Room 105 in the event of inclement weather.
Career advisors and employers will provide open resume reviews for current students and alumni. No appointment necessary. For info, contact (210) 829-3931 or careers@uiwtx.edu.

Networking & Professional Dress Workshop
Students will have the opportunity to learn from recruiting experts about best practices for professional networking and professional dress before and after the job search. This workshop is from 12 – 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Mabee Library Auditorium. For info, contact (210) 829-3931 or careers@uiwtx.edu.


Employee Wellness

Employee Wellness Lunch & Learn 
The Employee Wellness Lunch & Learn is at 12 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Please RSVP at empwellness@uiwtx.edu. The topic and speaker are to be determined.


Brainpower Connection

2017 sachs garnet & grey gala

St. Anthony Catholic High School Garnet and Grey Scholarship Gala
The Garnet and Grey Scholarship Gala is SACHS’s largest fundraiser of the year to raise money for student scholarships. This year's event promises to be the best yet with dinner, drinks, auctions and music by Finding Friday. The gala is from 6 – 11 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 4, in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. Tickets are $65. For info, contact Henry Garcia at (210) 832-3296 or sachs@uiwtx.edu.

Registering NOW: UIW Preparatory High School Dual Credit Study Abroad Program
It’s a new year and the best time to take an opportunity to learn and grow in unexpected ways.  Give your high school student the opportunity to learn and grow through a once-in-a-lifetime study abroad experience in Germany, France, and Austria through UIW Prep. All students are welcome to apply; scholarships are available for Brainpower Connection Students. The deadline for registration is Friday, Feb. 17. To get all the details on this exciting opportunity, visit us online at www.uiw.edu/prep/study-abroad.

 

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

The Headwaters at Incarnate Word presents Love Thy Nature
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word presents the documentary Love Thy Nature at 3:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6, at the CHRISTUS Heritage Hall at The Village at Incarnate Word. Narrated by Liam Neeson, the film points to how deeply we’ve lost touch with nature and takes us on a mesmerizing cinematic journey through the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. For info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or pamela.ball@amormeus.org.

San Antonio Museum Exhibitions
University employees receive free admission to the McNay Art Museum and the San Antonio Museum of Art with their valid UIW ID. Additional fees may apply to exhibitions. For info, contact (210) 829-6019.


Bereavements


Our thoughts and prayers
go to:

  • Debra Del Toro (UIW Director of Communications & Marketing) & family on the recent loss of her grandmother, Carolina Garza Barrera.
  • The family of Mary Edna Campbell (IWHS ’57) on her recent death.
  • Mark Herrick and Jamie Herrick & family on the recent loss of their mother, Frances Barkin Herrick (BA ’42).
  • The family of  Lucy Killea (IWHS ’39, BA ’43) on her recent death.
  • The family of, the many students of, and the Sisters of Mercy on the recent loss of Sr. M. Geralda Schaefer, RSM, Ph.D (BA ’45).

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.