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2017 ash wednesday ecumenical service rev. dr. trevor alexander

The UIW community participated in Ash Wednesday services throughout campus Wednesday, March 1. Pictured above is Rev. Dr. Trevor Alexander, University Mission & Ministry, placing ashes on a student’s forehead at an ecumenical service at the Feik School of Pharmacy.


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

Lenten Scripture Reflection
He shall take away sins…and win pardon for their offences.” Isaiah 53:11.

Taizé Prayer Service
You are cordially invited to participate in a service of contemplative worship in the tradition of Taizé at 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, in the Dubuis Hall lounge. The Taizé Community’s primary vocation has long been known to be a bridge for communion among all peoples, with its specific focus on reconciliation. For info, contact University Mission and Ministry at (210) 829-3128 or mgokelma@uiwtx.edu.

"Holy Grounds" Coffeehouse
Join University Mission and Ministry for an evening of amazing praise, worship, and fellowship, including live student performances, fair trade coffee and tea and baked goods from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, on Dubuis Lawn. All proceeds go to help Catholic Relief Services (CRS) fight human trafficking. For info, contact University Mission and Ministry at (210) 829-3128 or dimas@uiwtx.edu

Incarnate Word Day Mass
University Mission and Ministry invites you to gather in praise and thanksgiving to celebrate Incarnate Word Day at 12 p.m., Monday, March 27, in Our Lady’s Chapel. This event commemorates the Feast of the Annunciation, Mary's "Yes" to God's call. It is the major feast of the Congregation of Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word as well as of the university. For info, contact Brenda Dimas at (210) 829-3128 or dimas@uiwtx.edu


Events

Informal Conversation Series with Catholic University Presidents
Acting UIW President Dr. Denise Doyle invites you to the last in a series of informal conversations with presidents of Catholic universities and organizations. They will share their insights and take questions from our community on the role of a president of a Catholic university. The final speaker will be Dr. Michael Galligan-Stierle, who has served as president of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) since 2010. Based in Washington, D.C., the ACCU represents more than 90 percent of the accredited Catholic universities in the U.S. plus another two dozen international universities. Dr. Galligan-Stierle has a doctoral degree in Sacred Scripture from St. Mary's Ecumenical Institute. His presentation will start at 4 p.m., Thursday, March 9 in the Seddon Recital Hall. Light refreshments will be served after the talk. Please RSVP to rsvptopresidentsoffice@uiwtx.edu.

Arcadia
The UIW Department of Theatre Arts 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. The show is running at 8 p.m., Friday, March 3, and Saturday, March 4, in the Coates Theatre. For info and tickets, contact (210) 829-3800 or theatre@uiwtx.edu.

UIW Business Club’s BBQ Fundraiser
The UIW Business Club will be hosting a BBQ fundraiser from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, on Dubuis Lawn. For info, contact Dr. Teresa Harrison at (210) 283-6482 or teresa.harrison@uiwtx.edu.

UIW Legacy Panel: Women in the University
Women and Gender Studies is hosting a panel discussion about the legacy and involvement of women at UIW from 12 – 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Denise Doyle and include Sr. Germaine Corbin, Dr. Sally Said and Dr. Flor Wukovitz. Light refreshments will be served. For info, contact Dr. Emily Clark at (210) 283-5061 or ejclark@uiwtx.edu.

UIW Business Club Leadership Presentation – Will Stripling
The UIW Business Club will be hosting a Leadership Presentation with guest speaker Will Stripling from the H-E-B Family Foundation at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, in the Nursing Building, Room 312. For info, contact Dr. Teresa Harrison at (210) 283-6482 or teresa.harrison@uiwtx.edu.

Alternative Spring Break
University Mission & Ministry is hosting its Eighth Annual Alternative Spring Break this March. The prep day is from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Friday, March 10, in the Bonilla Science Hall, Room 120. Volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. daily from Monday, March 13 through Friday, March 17, in the McDermott Convocation Center before going out into the community. For info, contact Dr. Adam Mulder at (210) 805-3690 or amulder@uiwtx.edu or visit this link to sign up.

San Antonio International Piano Competition Concert Series
The UIW Department of Music presents Gustavo Romero and the 2017 San Antonio International Piano Competition Concert Series from 8 – 10 p.m., Saturday, March 11, in the Concert Hall. Student admission is $10 with a valid UIW ID, and general admission is $20. For more info, visit https://www.saipc.org or contact Melinda Wright at (210) 829-3855 or mtwright@uiwtx.edu.

Camerata San Antonio
The UIW Department of Music presents Camerata San Antonio from 3 – 5:30 p.m., Sunday, March 12, in the Concert Hall. Student admission is $10 with a valid UIW ID, and general admission is $20. For more info, visit http://cameratasa.org/ or contact Melinda Wright at (210) 829-3855 or mtwright@uiwtx.edu.

Farhad's Film Series
The Mabee Library presents Howard Zinn’s Emma (2006) from 2 – 4 p.m., Thursday, March 16, in the Mabee Library, Room 221. This filmed stage play dramatizes the life of Emma Goldman, the free-spirited feminist and anti-war activist who rose to fame in the early part of the 20th century. This play brings us face to face with a remarkable woman whose fierce wit, radical insights and political courage continues to speak to injustice and inequality in our own time. For info, contact Farhad Moshiri at (210) 829-3842 or moshiri@uiwtx.edu.

San Antonio Brass Band Concert
The UIW Department of Music presents the world premiere concert of the San Antonio Brass Band from 7 – 9 p.m., Sunday, March 26, in the Concert Hall. This event is free and open to the public. For info, contact Melinda Wright at (210) 829-3855 or mtwright@uiwtx.edu.


Department News

2017 scott leblanc kinesiology kayak class

Scott LeBlanc, director of recreation, sport & wellness, took students in his kayaking class out for a ride on the river on campus Friday, Feb. 24.

2017 pardi gras

The UIW Student Center hosted Pardi Gras on Dubuis Lawn Tuesday, Feb. 28. Students and the community gathered to enjoy free food, live music, mask painting and more. Pictured above is Paul Ayala, director of campus engagement, helping to set up a table on Dubuis Lawn.


Athletics News

Top Stories

March Is National Athletic Training Month
Athletic Trainers are board certified experts working to prevent and treat musculoskeletal injuries and sports related illnesses. UIW's athletic trainers offer an unparalleled continuum of care for all our Division I athletes. UIW employs nine board certified athletic trainers to be present when injuries occur and provide immediate care. They also rehabilitate athletes after injuries or surgery and maintain a continuum of care. The Cardinals board certified athletic trainers are led by Director of Sports Medicine B. J. Lough and include Eric Gillberg, Kimberly Hunt, LaTisha Johnson, DonLouise Martens, Chris Ramos, Jerry Salazar, T. R. St. Charles and Sergio Valverde. Please help these nine professionals celebrate National Athletic Training Month throughout the month of March.

UIW Softball Schedule through March 11 at the UIW Softball Field:
March 10: Softball vs. Sam Houston State, 4 & 6 p.m.
March 11: Softball vs. Sam Houston State, 12 p.m.

UIW Baseball Schedule through March 17 at Sullivan Field:
March 4: Baseball vs. Omaha, 3 p.m.
March 5: Baseball vs. Omaha, 1 p.m.
March 7: Baseball vs. Texas Southern, 3 p.m.
March 17: Baseball vs. Central Arkansas, 6:30 p.m.

UIW Tennis Schedule through March 17 at the Mabry Tennis Center:
March 11: Women’s Tennis vs. Central Arkansas, 11 a.m.
March 12: Men’s Tennis vs. Georgia Southern, 1 p.m.
March 14: Men’s Tennis vs. New Orleans, 12 p.m.
March 16: Men’s Tennis vs. U.S. Navy, 1 p.m.
March 17: Men’s Tennis vs. Marquette, 1 p.m.

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


Community News

UIW Highlight

2017 red dress health fair & fashion show dr. trey guinn

The 14th Annual Red Dress Health Fair & Fashion Show took place Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. Dr. Trey Guinn, assistant professor and director of graduate programs for communication arts, was the emcee of the event.

Bereavement Notice for Judy Barger
Judy Barger, secretary for admissions, is mourning the loss of her mother, Cecilia A. Dieringer, who passed away Feb. 23. Services are taking place in Oregon. Please keep Judy and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

Bereavement Notice for Laura Gonzales
Laura Gonzales, purchasing agent, is mourning the loss of her father, Dennis Jansen Winfred, who passed away Feb. 28. Military Honors will be at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery (1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd., 78209). Please keep Laura and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

William Mulcahy Award for Ecological Stewardship Nominations
The Earth Month Committee is accepting nominations for the 2017 William Mulcahy Award for Ecological Stewardship. Nominations are due by Monday, April 3. The award will be presented at 12 p.m., Thursday, April 20, in an Earth Day observance at the AT&T Circle near the science buildings.  Please send the name of your nominee to Dr. Sally Said at said@uiwtx.edu along with a short explanation of your nominee’s contribution to ecological preservation and/or awareness of environmental issues.

UIW Provides Free Tax Filing Services through VITA
UIW is providing free tax prep services to qualifying households through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Operation is Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon, through April 15 in the Joyce Building, Room 126. No appointment is necessary. Returns are prepared on a first come, first served basis. For info, contact hebsba@uiwtx.edu


Faculty Focus

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.

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.

Informal Writing Workshop
The Center for Teaching and Learning is hosting this workshop in two sessions in the Admin. Bldg., Room 212. The first session is at 8 a.m., Tuesday, March 21, with breakfast and the second session is at 10 a.m., Friday, March 24. This workshop supports the QEP. 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.

Where Does Math Touch Your World?
Join members of the mathematics faculty for two sessions in the Admin. Bldg., Room 212, for a discussion of the mathematical concepts and skills students need to succeed in your course. The first session is at 8 a.m., Wednesday, March 29, with breakfast and at 12 p.m., Thursday, March 30, with lunch. Register here. For info, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or kallwein@uiwtx.edu.


For Your Student

Find Free Money...with SALT
The Office of Financial Assistance is hosting this info session from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, in the AT&T Circle. Paying for college doesn’t have to be painful. With a little bit of planning, you can take the sting out of your tuition bill with exclusive scholarships, internships and job tools. Let SALT help you pay for your next semester. For info, contact Heather Miller at (210) 829-6008 or hkmiller@uiwtx.edu.

Job Search for International Students
The Office of International Affairs is hosting this workshop for international students from 4 – 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Students will learn the tips, tricks, and skills for working in the U.S. For info, contact Sheena Connell at (210) 805-5705 or intl@uiwtx.edu.

Career Services Open House
The Office of Career Services & Professional Development is hosting their open house from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Thursday, March 30, in Cardinals Courtyard (Admin. Bldg., Room 112 in case of inclement weather). Meet and greet the career services staff and learn more about the new resources offered. Light refreshments will be provided. For info, contact (210) 829-3931 or careers@uiwtx.edu.


Brainpower Connection

St. Anthony Catholic High School Lenten Mission Concert & Chalupa Dinner
Join St. Anthony Catholic High School (SACHS) as they host the Lenten Mission Concert: Song & Story for Healing and Hope with David Kauffman at 6 p.m., Friday, March 3, in the SACHS Chapel. Concert tickets are $15 and are available via https://commerce.cashnet.com/sahspay. A chalupa dinner will immediately follow the concert in the SACHS gym. For info, contact Rosi Cortez at (210) 832-5691 or rpcortez@uiwtx.edu.

BBQ Fund Raiser for St. Anthony Catholic High School Alumnus Max Weltens
SACHS is hosting a BBQ fund raiser for SACHS alumnus SAFD Fire Lt. Max Weltens from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sunday, March 12, at the SACHS campus. Come enjoy a slow-smoked pulled pork sandwich plate with all the trimmings as we raise funds in solidarity for our friend and brother as he continues to battle cancer. Plates are $8. For info, contact Chris DeHoyos at (210) 832-5622 or sachs@uiwtx.edu.

15th Annual Chip' N Classic Golf Tournament
St. Anthony Catholic High School Alumni Association proudly announces the annual Chip ‘n Classic Golf Tournament from 1 – 7 p.m., Monday, March 13 at The Dominion Country Club (1 Dominion Drive, 78257). In addition, there will be a silent auction with items ranging from sports memorabilia to all-inclusive trips. Tickets are $140. For more info, visit this link or contact Christopher deHoyos at dehoyos@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

The Headwaters at Incarnate Word presents Before the Flood 
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word is screening Before the Flood at 3:30 p.m., Monday, March 6, in the CHRISTUS Heritage Hall at the Village at Incarnate Word. The film presents an account of the changes now occurring around the world due to climate change. For info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or pamela.ball@amormeus.org.

2017 thank a ccvi sister

Thank a CCVI Sister
Was your life touched or positively influenced by a Sister of Charity of the Incarnate Word? This is your chance to Thank a CCVI Sister by filling out the attached form. In celebration of National Catholic Sisters Week, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word will send you a personalized “thank you message” from you to the Sister of your choice. Please submit the form by March 8. For info, contact (210) 828-2224 or communications@amormeus.org.

Third Friday Birding
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word invites you to take a leisurely walk through the Headwaters Sanctuary with a birding specialist from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 17. 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. For info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or pamela.ball@amormeus.org

A Guided Celtic Walk to Thin Places in The Headwaters
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word is hosting this quiet walk through the sanctuary from 9 – 11 a.m., Saturday, March 18. This walk enables one to see “thin places” of healing and mystery. The retreat leader is author Sylvia Maddox, M.T.S. The program is limited to 12. For info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or pamela.ball@amormeus.org

Headwaters and the Brackenridge Era
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word hosts this educational walk through the sanctuary from 2 – 3:30 p.m., Sunday, March 26. Enjoy a walk around a portion of George Washington Brackenridge’s former property and his favorite spots. Alex Scott Antram will lead the walks. Each program is limited to 12. For info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or pamela.ball@amormeus.org.

How Trees Define the Headwaters Sanctuary
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word hosts this leisurely walk through the sanctuary from 9 – 11 a.m., Friday, March 31. The walk will cover tree identification, both native and invasive, and no prior experience is needed. The walk is limited to 12 people. 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:

  • Judy Barger (UIW Secretary for Admissions) & family on the recent loss of her mother, Cecilia A. Dieringer.
  • The family of, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, and the entire Incarnate Word community upon the recent loss of Sr. Mary Margaret Fuery, CCVI (BA ’54, MA ’81).
  • The family of Helen Marie Weynand Mailloux (BS ’50) on her recent death.
  • Laura Gonzales (UIW Purchasing Agent) & family on the recent loss of her father, Dennis Jansen Winfred.

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.