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2017 uiw women's legacy panel discussion

Women and Gender Studies held a panel discussion Tuesday, March 7, about the legacy and involvement of women at UIW. Pictured above are Sr. Germaine Corbin, CCVI, former professor of theatre arts, Dr. Denise Doyle, acting president, Dr. Flor Garcia-Wukovits, associate professor of mathematics, and Dr. Sally Said, professor emerita of Spanish.


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
“Therefore, if you bring your gift to the altar, and there recall that your brother has anything against you, leave your gift there at the altar, go first and be reconciled with your brother, and then come and offer your gift.” Mt 5:23-24

CCVI Student Spirit Award Nominations
University Mission & Ministry is accepting nominations for the 2017 CCVI Student Spirit Award. You may go to CCVI Student Spirit Award Nominations for award criteria and online application. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, March 22. For info, contact Beth Villarreal at (210) 829-3128 or villaret@uiwtx.edu.  

Harold Rodinsky Service Award Nominations
University Mission & Ministry is accepting nominations for the 2017 Harold Rodinsky Service Award. You may go to Harold Rodinsky Service Award Nominations for award criteria and online application. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, March 22. For info, contact Beth Villarreal at (210) 829-3128 or villaret@uiwtx.edu.  


Events

UPDATE: Informal Conversation Series with Catholic University Presidents Rescheduled
The last of the Informal Conversation Series with Catholic University Presidents originally scheduled for 4 p.m., Thursday, in the Seddon Recital Hall has been rescheduled. Please note that Dr. Michael Galligan-Stierle will now speak at 12:30 p.m., today, March 10, in the Seddon Recital Hall. Dr. Galligan-Stierle 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. Light refreshments will be served after the talk.

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.

UIW Department of Art presents Joe Lopez’s Del Corazon
The UIW Department of Art is hosting an opening reception for Joe Lopez’s Del Corazon from 6 – 8 p.m., Friday, March 10, in the Kelso Art Center. Lopez’s work reveals a deep emotional compassion for the Chicano working class. The exhibition runs from Friday, March 10 through Friday, April 7 in the Semmes Gallery. For info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or sul@uiwtx.edu.

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.

Learning to 'Feel Right': Harriet Beecher Stowe's Apocalyptic Plan to End Slavery and Save the World
Dr. LuElla D'Amico, assistant professor of English and vice president of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Society, will present her research on one of the most well-known abolitionists and social reformers in America at 12 p.m., Monday, March 20, in the Admin. Bldg., Room 242. For info, contact Dr. Adrienne Ambrose at (210) 283-6344 or ambrosea@uiwtx.edu.

Fourth Annual Chili Cook-Off
The Student Dietetic Association is hosting their annual Chili Cook-Off from 5 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 21, on Dubuis Lawn. Admission is $10 and benefits the San Antonio Food Bank. Categories will include best mild, best medium, best spicy, best vegetarian and most creative. Register here to enter the contest, and your entrance fee will be waived. For info, contact Taylor McClelland at (210) 832-6354 or tamcclel@uiwtx.edu.

UIW Festival of Colors
Celebrate Holi with the UIW Festival of Colors on Dubuis Lawn Wednesday, March 22. Enjoy food, games, live music and dance performances from Latin and South America, the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia and more. Fair, food and performances start at 11 a.m. The color throwing starts at 3:30 p.m. Free T-shirts for color throwing participants. For info, contact Sheena Connell at (210) 805-5705 or intl@uiwtx.edu.

‘Near-Sighted Nature: Up-Close and Personal with Flora and Fauna’ Opening Reception
The Rosenberg School of Optometry (RSO) welcomes you to this opening reception from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 24, at the RSO (9725 Datapoint Dr., 78229) in Room 301. Dixie Lee is an award-winning nature photographer who resides in San Antonio. Her photographs are printed on metal; she will have matted works and greeting cards with her photography for sale. For info, contact Dr. Dede Rios at (210) 930-8688 or dmrios1@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.

Institute of World Cultures presents World Games
The Institute of World Cultures invites you to explore various fun games from all over the world from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, on Dubuis Lawn. For info, contact the Institute of World Cultures at (210) 805-5820 uiwiwc1@gmail.com.

UIW Business Club Leadership Presentation – Sherry Loftus
The UIW Business Club will be hosting a Leadership Presentation of “Damsel in Defense” by guest speaker Sherry Loftus at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 4, in the Nursing Building, Room 312. For info, contact Dr. Teresa Harrison at (210) 283-6482 or teresa.harrison@uiwtx.edu.


Department News

Mindfulness Groups
Counseling Services is offering a free mindfulness group from 12 – 12:30 p.m., Friday, March 10, in the Admin. Bldg., Room 319. 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. Chris Leeth at (210) 829-3127 or leeth@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.


Athletics News

Top Stories

UIW Softball Schedule through March 24 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.
March 24: Softball vs. McNeese, 4 p.m. & 6 p.m.

UIW Baseball Schedule through March 19 at Sullivan Field:
March 17: Baseball vs. Central Arkansas, 6:30 p.m.
March 18: Baseball vs. Central Arkansas, 3 p.m.
March 19: Baseball vs. Central Arkansas, 1 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

Network Upgrade – Friday, March 10
Due to an important planned upgrade Friday, March 10, UIW internet service will be disrupted between 6 p.m. – 12 a.m. For more info related to this interruption please see http://www.uiw.edu/ird/outages/2017/marchnetworkupgrade.html.

UIW Employees: Office 365 Migration Announcement
The Information Resources Division is pleased to announce that all employees will soon move to Microsoft Office 365, a “cloud based” e-mail and collaboration software suite. While you will continue to use Outlook as you do today, many new features and enhanced capabilities will also become available. Visit this link for more details and the tentative schedule for this important effort. Check back often as we continue to update information.

2017 uiw dining spring break hours of operation

UIW Dining Posts Spring Break Hours
UIW Dining has posted their hours of operation through March 19. For info, call (210) 832-2149.

Mass Notification System Test
UIW’s Office of Environmental Health Safety & Risk Management will conduct an interior test of the mass notification system between 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Wednesday, March 15, on UIW’s main campus and the School of Osteopathic Medicine campus. Individuals in and around those buildings that have been interfaced with the outdoor mass notification system will hear the following test message: “Attention, attention, this is a test of the UIW Emergency Notification System. This is only a test.” Regular system tests are necessary to ensure full operability of campus warning systems. The tests will last approximately 35 seconds, and NO evacuations will be necessary. For any questions contact Sam McDaniel at sgmcdani@uiwtx.edu.

Faculty Service Learning Award Nominations
Please nominate faculty by Monday, March 27, for the Edward Zlotkowski Faculty Service Learning Award, which will be presented at the Faculty Appreciation Luncheon. Follow this link for info and the nomination form. The award recognizes a faculty member for service learning, engaged scholarship and efforts to spread these. For more info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, CCVI, at kirk@uiwtx.edu.

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.


Faculty Focus

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 Advisor Workshops
The University Advising Center will be holding Faculty Advising Workshops designed to provide valuable information that will ease the advising process for main campus undergraduate Faculty Advisors. The workshops will be held on the following dates:

  • 9 – 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 21 – Mabee Library Special Collections Room
  • 1 – 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 21 – Admin. Bldg., Room 155 (Heritage Room)
  • 10 – 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 22 – Admin. Bldg., Room 155 (Heritage Room)
  • 2 – 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 22 – Admin. Bldg., Room 155 (Heritage Room)
  • 10 – 11 a.m., Thursday, March 23 – Mabee Library Special Collections Room
  • 1 – 2 p.m., Thursday, March 23 – Mabee Library Special Collections Room 

Please RSVP to Janie Rios at jarios1@uiwtx.edu . In appreciation for your participation in our workshop, you will receive a $50 stipend.

Technology Thursdays: Office 365
Instructional Technology hosts this session on Cloud Computing and Microsoft Office 365 from 6 – 7 p.m., Thursday, March 23, via Zoom. Bring your laptop or tablet, as you will be interacting with Office 365 and your OneDrive in real time. Register here: http://bit.ly/2fLq6r2. For info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 218-8795 or tpeak@uiwtx.edu.

Blackboard User's Group Meeting
Instructional Technology hosts this End of Semester Checklist session from 12 – 1 p.m., Friday, March 24, in the Admin. Bldg., Room 245, to explain how to get your class ready for next semester. You will learn how to archive your course, copy some or all your course materials over to the next semester’s course, and download a copy of your Grade Center. Register here: http://bit.ly/2fhgjIj. For info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 218-8795 or tpeak@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.


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.

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.

Incarnate Word High School Spring Open House
The IWHS Spring Open House is scheduled for 2 – 4 p.m., Sunday, April 2. This is an opportunity for rising and current eighth graders to learn more about IWHS. Families will have the opportunity to tour campus, meet with faculty from various departments and learn about the organizations available to students. For info, contact Carli Valverde at (210) 829-3123 or IWHSEnroll@uiwtx.edu.

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.

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 Walking with Aldo Leopold
Explore the Headwaters Sanctuary through a walk focused on the social and ecological legacy of scientist and philosopher Aldo Leopold from 9 – 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 10, at the Headwaters Sanctuary. Environmental anthropologist and Executive Director of the Headwaters at Incarnate Word Alex Scott Antram will lead the walk. The program is limited to 12. For info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or pamela.ball@amormeus.org

The Spirit Among the Great Oaks
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word hosts this walk through the sanctuary from 9 – 11 a.m., Saturday, March 25. Donald Ewers will be guiding participants on these walks. Each walk is limited to 12. Video or audio recording is not permitted during these walks. For info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or pamela.ball@amormeus.org

Women's Global Connection: Girls Global Summit
You are invited to a special free event for girls by girls from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, March 25, in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. Everyone is welcome. Lunch is included. Teams of school-age girls will lead in the half-day program and more than 200 girls from area middle and high schools, as well as universities, are expected to attend. For info, contact Tamarra Mencey at (210) 828-2224 or wgc.tamarramencey@gmail.com.

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.

The Headwaters at Incarnate Word presents The Nature of Cities and Gimme Green
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word is screening two films, The Nature of Cities and Gimme Green, starting at 3:30 p.m., Monday, April 3, in the CHRISTUS Heritage Hall at The Village at Incarnate Word. 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:

  • Rosie Garcia (IWHS ’86, BA ’91, Director of Development) & family on the recent loss of her mother, Josefina R. Garcia.
  • Will Bailey (BA ’15) & family on the recent loss of his grandmother, Carol Moreau Peavy.
  • Uwe Pontius & family on the recent loss of his wife, Marky Read Pontius(MBA ’90, UIW Emeriti Board of Trustees).

 

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.