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2017 cowboy breakfast office of human resources

The Office of Human Resources hosted their annual Cowboy Breakfast for employees Friday, Feb. 10. Employees were invited to play games, win prizes and have breakfast tacos as we celebrate rodeo season in San Antonio.


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

2017 umm

A Discussion - Amoris Laetitia: On Love in the Family
University Mission & Ministry (UMM) invites the community to a discussion on Pope Francis’s exhortation, Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love), from 5:30 – 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 20, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. UMM will explore and discuss how the “joyful, life-giving love of the family arises from the experience of the joyful, life-giving love of God.” For info, contact Beth Villarreal at (210) 829-3128 or ministry@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

UIW Moody Professor Lecture 
The 2016-2017 Moody Professor Dr. John Perry will deliver his lecture, "The Power of Perception," at 12:15 p.m., Monday, Feb. 20, in the Mabee Library Auditorium. A light reception will follow the lecture in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. For info, contact the Office of Research Development at (210) 805-2539 or trmacias@uiwtx.edu.

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.

2017 uiw theatre department arcadia

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.

Black History Month: Gospel Fest
The UIW Black History Month Committee is hosting Gospel Fest at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25, in Our Lady’s Chapel. For more info, contact Dr. Danielle Alsandor at alsandor@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 orsul@uiwtx.edu.

14th Annual Red Dress Health Fair & Fashion Show
The 14th Annual Red Dress Health Fair & Fashion Show is set for 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room.  This event brings awareness to female cardiac health and features unique designs by UIW fashion students. Over 20 health and lifestyle vendors will be available to purchase gifts for your valentine. UIW’s professional programs will also be on hand to provide various health screenings. For info, contact pr@uiwtx.edu or (210) 829-6001.

Muslim and Christian Women: Wisdom for Peacebuilding from their Traditions
You are invited to join local women in a discussion of peacebuilding at 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 1, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. This is co-sponsored by the Council on American Islamic Relations-San Antonio, Dialog Institute, Interfaith INC, Ettling Center for Civic Leadership, Pax Christi San Antonio, San Antonio Mennonite Church, San Antonio peaceCENTER and Women’s Global Connection. For info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at 210 829-3854 or kirk@uiwtx.edu.


Department News

2017 office of international affairs

The Office of International Affairs hosted an Optional Practical Training, Curricular Practical Training and Internship Workshop for UIW's international students Tuesday, Feb. 14. Pictured above is Sheena Connell, assistant director of international student & scholar services, speaking with students.

2017 office of career servicesPictured above is Abreetta Bonner, coordinator of career services, speaking to students Wednesday, Feb. 15, about what they can expect when they attend a career fair.

Master Navajo Weaver to Visit UIW
Beverly Allen, master Navajo weaver, will visit UIW March 20-22.  She will be available to speak to classes on a range of topics including “Women in Navajo Society,” “The Role of Weaving in Cultural Sustainability,” and “Wool Processing, Spinning, and Weaving.”  She will also demonstrate weaving on Dubuis Lawn or in the Joyce Building foyer in case of rain. Her trip is sponsored by the Modern Languages Department and the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences in honor of Women’s History Month and Earth Month.  If you would like Beverly to visit your class, please contact Dr. Sally Said with dates and times of classes by March 1 at said@uiwtx.edu.

Cardinal Community Leaders Program
The Ettling Center for Civic Leadership is seeking undergraduate students for the Cardinal Community Leaders Program for the 2017-2018 year. The program will pair students with local nonprofits to build their leadership capacity through service. The deadline for applicants is Thursday, March 9. For info, contact Monica Cruz at (210) 832-2764 or go directly to the following link for more information on how to apply


Athletics News

Top Stories

UIW Basketball Schedule through Feb. 23 in the McDermott Convocation Center:
Feb. 18: Women’s Basketball vs. Sam Houston State, 1 p.m.
Feb. 18: Men’s Basketball vs. Sam Houston State, 3 p.m.
Feb. 22: Women’s Basketball vs. Nicholls, 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 23: Men’s Basketball vs. Nicholls, 7 p.m.

UIW Softball Schedule through Feb. 25 at the UIW Softball Field:
Feb. 17: Softball vs. Oklahoma, 9 a.m.
Feb. 17: Softball vs. Rhode Island, 11:30 a.m.
Feb. 18: Softball vs. Rhode Island, 9 a.m.
Feb. 18: Softball vs. Ole Miss, 11:30 a.m.
Feb. 25: Softball vs. New Mexico, 10 a.m.
Feb. 25: Softball vs. Texas State, 12:30 p.m.

UIW Baseball Schedule through Feb. 26 at Sullivan Field:
Feb. 17: Baseball vs. Saint Louis University, 7 p.m.
Feb. 18: Baseball vs. Notre Dame, 3 p.m.
Feb. 18: Baseball vs. Lafayette College, 7 p.m.
Feb. 19: Baseball vs. TBA, 11 a.m.
Feb. 24: Baseball vs. Central Michigan, 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 25: Baseball vs. Central Michigan, 1 p.m. & 4 p.m.
Feb. 26: Baseball vs. Central Michigan, 11 a.m.

UIW Tennis Schedule through Feb. 26 at the Mabry Tennis Center:
Feb. 17: Men’s Tennis vs. St. Mary’s, 1 p.m.
Feb. 18: Women’s Tennis vs. LA Tech, 2 p.m.
Feb. 18: Men’s Tennis vs. Trinity, 3 p.m.
Feb. 24: Women’s Tennis vs. Laredo CC, 9 a.m.
Feb. 25: Men’s Tennis vs. UTRGV, 10 a.m.
Feb. 26: Men’s Tennis vs. Seminole State, 9 a.m.
Feb. 26: Men’s Tennis vs. Laredo CC, 3 p.m. 

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


Community News

UIW Highlight

Bereavement Notice for Laura Resendez
Laura Resendez, EAP education coordinator/advisor, is mourning the loss of her brother, Robert Hinojosa, who passed away Feb. 1. A Funeral Mass will take place at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 17, a St. Dominic Catholic Church (5919 Ingram Road, 78228) with a gathering of family and friends to follow in the church hall. Please keep Laura and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

Bereavement Notice for Chrissie Young
Chrissie Young, Department of Theatre Arts secretary and box office manager, is mourning the loss of her mother, Rita Whalen, who passed away Feb. 6. Burial services will take place at 11:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 24, at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery (1520 Harry Wurzbach Road, 78209) with Mass to follow at 1 p.m. at the Village at Incarnate Word (4707 Broadway, 78209). Please keep Chrissie and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

2017 fiesta medals

2017 Fiesta® Medals Available
Three UIW Fiesta® medals will be available to add to your collection this year. The UIW Cardinals Club is selling its first Fiesta® medal for $10. The first official UIW Fiesta® Medal is available for $8 in the Administration Building, Room 55. The 2017 Cutting Edge™ Fiesta® Fashion Show Medal is also available for $8. They are available in the Juren Sullivan Center for Fashion Management on the second floor of the Joyce Building. For info on the Cardinals Club Fiesta® Medal, contact Anne Richards at (210) 829-6056 or 0236mgr@follett.com. For info on the UIW Fiesta® Medal, contact Paul Ayala at (210) 829-6034 or peayala@uiwtx.edu. For info on the 2017 Cutting Edge™ Fiesta® Fashion Show Medal, contact Leslie Kuhn at (210) 829-3141 or lkuhn@uiwtx.edu.

UIW Dining Satisfaction Survey
The UIW Dining satisfaction survey is available at http://vcil.cc/1fqqq3a for UIW students, faculty, staff and alumni. Five participants will have a chance to win $25. For info, contact Neset Ozeyranoglu at (210) 832-2149 or neset.ozeyranoglu@sodexo.com.

Nominations Needed for 2017 Presidential Teaching Award
The Office of the Provost is accepting nominations for the 2017 Presidential Teaching Award. Nominations will be accepted through Tuesday, Feb. 28. This annual award acknowledges a full-time faculty member who exemplifies excellence in teaching leading to student engagement. Current students, alumni and colleagues are encouraged to submit the online form with rationale stating why the nominee is deserving of the award. For full details and nomination form, visit www.uiw.edu/teacher.

Red Dress Health Fair and Fashion Show: Photography Contest
The second annual Red Dress photography contest is open to all UIW faculty, staff and students. Entries must be an original photograph representing the color red and/or something related to the heart, heart health or the American Heart Association’s Go Red Campaign. Photographs should be printed on a 12x14 or 14x14 canvas and not exceed a cost of $35. Voting will take place at the event. Artwork will be available for purchase. For info, contact Dr. Michael Moon at (210) 283-5054 or moon@uiwtx.edu


Faculty Focus

Instructional Technology Walk-In Consultations - February
In a joint project of Instructional Technology and the Center for Teaching and Learning, instructional designer Jessica Martinez-Palacios will have “office hours” to support the use of online teaching tools in face-to-face, blended, or online courses. This month will focus on setting up an electronic gradebook as well as an entire suite of communication tools offered by Blackboard. For info, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or kallwein@uiwtx.edu.

  • 12 – 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17
  • 2 – 3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 20

Instructional Technology Walk-In Consultations - March
In a joint project of Instructional Technology and the Center for Teaching and Learning, instructional designer Jessica Martinez-Palacios will have “office hours” to support the use of online teaching tools in face-to-face, blended, or online courses. March will focus on ways to organize all the material you post for students or to present items at the time they will be most useful. For info, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or kallwein@uiwtx.edu.

  • 12 – 1 p.m., Thursday, March 1
  • 10 – 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 8

Rethink Your Use of Writing—and Live to Tell the Tale
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., Monday, Feb. 27, with lunch, and 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 1, with wine and cheese. Participants will learn strategies for using writing to support student learning of key content and respond to that writing efficiently and helpfully. Register here. For info, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or kallwein@uiwtx.edu.

Writing Student Learning Outcomes: Three Relatively Painless Steps
This Center for Teaching and Learning workshop will be in two sessions in the Admin. Bldg., Room 212. The first session is at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, with wine and cheese, and the second session is at 12 p.m., Friday, March 24, with lunch. Participants will learn to use the SMART approach to writing student leaning outcomes. Register here. For info, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or kallwein@uiwtx.edu.

Technology 4 Lunch: Office 365
Instructional Technology is hosting a workshop on Office 365 at 12 p.m., Friday, March 10, in the Admin. Bldg., Room 245. This session will elaborate on cloud computing and Microsoft Office 365. You will learn how to manage OneDrive, access Microsoft Office applications from your computer or mobile device and manage a document in the cloud. Bring your laptop or tablet. Register here.For info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 218-8795 or tpeak@uiwtx.edu.

Spring Break Workshop
Instructional Technology is hosting a Spring Break Workshop for faculty geared at engaging students through online activities. The workshop is from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. daily March 13 – 17 in the Administration Building, Room 245. Register here: http://bit.ly/2fA5Lpc. For info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 218-8795 or tpeak@uiwtx.edu.

Faculty Service Learning Show Case Call for Proposals
Faculty are invited to submit proposals for podium, poster or paper presentations for the first Faculty Service Learning Showcase, Friday, March 31, on the use of service learning as an engaging educational practice that promotes retention and learning. For information, click here or contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, CCVI, at kirk@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

2017 february employee wellness lunch & learnNellyvette Gonzalez-Martinez, graduate assistant of aerobic exercise, was the guest speaker at this month’s Employee Wellness Lunch & Learn Wednesday, Feb. 15. The next Employee Wellness Lunch & Learn is scheduled for 12 p.m., Thursday, March 16, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Ft. Sam Fellows will present. Please RSVP to empwellness@uiwtx.edu.


Brainpower Connection

2017 iwhs fiesta medal

Incarnate Word High School Fiesta® Medal 2017
The Incarnate Word High School 2017 Fiesta® Medal, designed by student Julianne Salame '17, is now on sale. The design features a shamrock, IWHS style, and a Fiesta® wreath. Medals are $10 each and can be purchased in the IWHS Front Office, Spirit Shoppe, Advancement Office (Room 106), at the 2017 Pin Pandemonium as well as online. Proceeds benefit IWHS scholarships. Call (210) 829-3103 or e-mail bolado@uiwtx.edu for more info.

Name Your Prize Raffle
The Incarnate Word High School Alumnae Association invites you to support alumnae scholarships by purchasing a raffle ticket. Tickets are $50 each. The raffle is limited to 350 ticket. The winner names their prize valued at $5,000. The drawing will be held on May 7; the winner need not be present to win. Call (210) 829-3103 or e-mail bolado@uiwtx.edu for more info.

Registering NOW: UIW Preparatory High School Dual Credit Study Abroad Program
“High school students! Looking for an adventure? Explore your options to earn dual high school and university credit and then get the opportunity to study abroad! Visit Germany, France and Austria during your summer break. Visit http://www.uiw.edu/prep/study-abroad/ to learn more. All students are welcome to apply; scholarships are available for Brainpower Connection Students. The deadline for registration is today, Friday, Feb. 17.

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

Headwaters History Series: Yanaguana and the Archaeology of the San Antonio Headwaters
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word invites you to this special walk through the Headwaters Sanctuary at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 26, led by Alex Scott Antram. You will learn about the archaeology of this region and how the first peoples of San Antonio utilized the headwaters in everyday and spiritual life. Each program is limited to 12. 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.


Bereavement

Our thoughts and prayers go to:

  • Mary Anne Connolly (IWHS ’83) & family on the recent loss of her mother, Marie Louise Hauger Connolly.
  • Dr. Carlos (Dean, School of Math, Science & Engineering) and Martha Garcia & family on the recent loss of his mother, Rosalia Garcia.
  • Laura (EAP Education Coordinator/Advisor) and Emilio Resendez & family on the recent loss of her brother, Robert Hinojosa.
  • Bryce Bolton and Adam Bolton & family on the recent loss of their mother, Margie Gates Klug (BSN ’71).
  • Lita Anderlitch (IWHS ’44, BS ’48) & family on the recent loss of her sister, Betty Lamm McAuliff (IWHS ’39, ALND ’43).
  • Sr. Eileen O’Keeffe, CCVI (BA ’67) & family on the recent loss of her brother, Tom O’Keeffe.

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.