University Mission and Ministry held its annual Incarnate Word Day Mass Monday, March 27, in Our Lady’s Chapel. During the Mass, a UIW student and employee member were honored with CCVI Spirit Awards. Pictured above (left to right) are Dr. Denise Doyle, acting president, CCVI Student Spirit Award Winner Olivia Creagar, FSOP student , and CCVI Spirit Award Winner Scott LeBlanc, director of sports and wellness.
Our Lady’s Chapel Services
All are welcome.
Lenten Scripture Reflection
"I have come in my Father's name." Jn 5:43 Find the Daytime Prayer at http://divineoffice.org/.
Special Invitation for Prayer
During the season of Lent, the UIW Community has been invited to participate in the Liturgy of Hours, an ancient tradition of praying throughout the day, at http://divineoffice.org/login/ For Username enter email@example.com; For Password enter: praynow (Please do NOT check any boxes on this site).
Sr. Walter Maher, CCVI, vice president for mission and ministry, led a walk around campus to discuss the history of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and legacy of the Sisters at UIW as part of the Incarnate Word Day celebration, Monday, March 27.
University Mission and Ministry held a reception in the Frank Nursing Building foyer after a special presentation from Sr. Anne Munley, IHM, about the discipleship from the heart of Mary as part of the Incarnate Word Day celebration Monday, March 27.
Sr. Dorothy Ettling Future Female Leader Scholarship Award Ceremony & Women's History
The Women’s History Month Committee invites you to the Sr. Dorothy Ettling Future Female Leader Scholarship Ceremony & Women’s History Month Celebration from 12 – 2 p.m., Friday, March 31, in the Rosenberg School of Optometry events room (9725 Datapoint Dr., 78229). Associate Provost for Civic Engagement Dr. Barbara Aranda-Naranjo will be the keynote speaker. Lunch will be provided. For info, contact Dr. Narges Kasraie at (210) 930-8167 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rain Garden Workshop at the San Antonio River Authority Headquarters
A rain garden workshop will take place from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Saturday, April 1, at the San Antonio River Authority Headquarters (100 E. Guenther St., 78204). Admission is $5. More info can be found here. The deadline to register is Thursday, March 29. For info, contact Dr. Luz Thomann at email@example.com. See additional events for Earth Month here. This event is sponsored by the UIW Earth Month Committee.
Convergent Career Paths: Education and Health Care
The Dreeben School of Education hosts this panel discussion at 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 3, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. A panel of UIW alumni will share tips for graduates in education on how to find a job in health care fields and how those in health care may benefit from an adult education degree. For info, contact Dr. Sharon Herbers at (210) 805-3073 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sr. Rita Prendergast Poetry Reading
In celebration of National Poetry Month, Sr. Rita Prendergast will be reading selected poems from her book, Gleanings: Fragments of Life Experiences, at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 4, in the Mabee Library Auditorium. The book will be on sale for $12. All proceeds benefit the ministries of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. English department student poets will also share some of their writing. For info, contact LuElla D’Amico at (843) 693-8249 or email@example.com.
UIW Health and Wellness Fair
UIW Health and Wellness Fair will be held from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, in the Wellness Center. Over 30 vendors will be on site to promote health and administer basic biometric screenings. There will be music and door prizes. The event is sponsored by UIW Sports and Wellness Center, UIW Health Services, STARS, the Employee Wellness Committee and Human Resources. For info, contact Erin Galloway at (210) 805-5873 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UIW Honors Program, Office of International Affairs and Sr. Martha Ann Kirk invite you to Celebrate Spring from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Friday, April 14, at the Denman Estate (7735 Mockingbird Lane, 78229). Celebrate spring traditions from around the world with refugee children and families. There will be music, games, an egg hunt and more. Make a difference and earn service hours. Sign up here. For info, contact Sheena Connell (210) 805-5705 or email@example.com.
Corporate Cup Registration Open
Be part of Team UIW at the 2017 Corporate Cup, Saturday, June 3. The event will be held at UIW. Registration is now open. Each UIW employee who participates will receive a free T-shirt. Register here by Tuesday, April 11, to ensure your free shirt.
2017 Sr. Margaret Patrice Slattery Lecture
The English Department invites the community to the 2017 Sr. Margaret Patrice Slattery Lecture, "Motherlands Explored: Gender and Place in Literature," at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Dr. Tanja Stampfl will share some of her ongoing research on the connection between gender, politics and community in world literature. A reception will follow the lecture and discussion. For info, contact Dr. Tanja Stampfl at (210) 829-3885 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mask You Live In Screening
The Women's and Gender Studies program is hosting a screening of The Mask You Live In, a documentary about masculinity in America today, at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, in the Seddon Recital Hall. Following the event, there will be a roundtable discussion with Dr. Adam Mulder, Dr. Osman Ozturgut, Dr. Gabriel Saxton-Ruiza and Dr. Michael Frye. For info, visit The Representation Project's website or contact LuElla D’Amico at (210) 829-3892 or email@example.com.
Recycling Education with the Department of Solid Waste Management
The community is invited to two opportunities to hear guest speaker LaMar Hicks, San Antonio Department of Solid Waste Management, discuss the proper disposal and recycling of materials among other topics on recycling and conservation. The first lecture is at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 20, in the Bonilla Science Hall, Room 120, and the second lecture is at 12 p.m., Wednesday, April 26, in the Bonilla Science Hall, Room 118. For info, contact Dr. Luz Thomann at firstname.lastname@example.org. See additional events for Earth Month http://www.uiw.edu/Earth/.
UIW Department of Art presents the Moving On Opening Reception
The UIW Department of Art presents the opening reception for Moving On from 6 – 8 p.m., Friday, April 21, in the Kelso Art Center. Featured artists include: Cristina Alvarado, Marina Bermea, Daniel Santos Cantú, Calvin Chandley, Kelly L. Cordova, Cassidy Fritts, Antonio Johnson, Athena Martinez, Laura Montelongo, Julian Morales, Kristen Palomo-De Los Santos, John Villarreal and Gina Wilson. The exhibit will run through Friday, May 19, in the Semmes Gallery of the Kelso Art Center. For info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or email@example.com.
Parent & Family Weekend 2017
The UIW Parent Association is pleased to host Parent & Family Weekend April 21 – 23. All Parent & Family weekend events are free and available to all parents of current UIW students. Registration for events including the Cardinal taco lunch, family mass & picnic can be found at this link. Registration will be open until Sunday, April 16. For informaiton, call Gaby Gonzales-Alvarado at (210) 805-5899 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Triple Helix Panel Discussion – Higher Education
You are invited to a special panel discussion on higher education from 5:30 – 7 p.m., Monday, April 24, in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. The panelists are Dr. Kathi Light, UIW provost, Congressman Henry Cuellar, and Dr. George Hernandez, president and CEO of the University Health System. For info, contact the Office of Research and Graduate Studies at (210) 805-3555 or email@example.com.
Pictured above are William Gokelman, professor of music, and the UIW Cardinal Chorale
in concert at New York’s Lincoln Center, Monday, March 20. The Chorale was invited to perform by the Distiniguished Concerts International New
The Rosenberg School of Optometry Library held an art exhibit reception, Near-Sighted Nature: Up Close and Personal with Flora and Fauna, on Friday, March 24, for fine art nature photographer, Dixie Lee. The exhibit contains
her photography prints on brushed aluminum boxes, metal and glass. Lee is a two-time
UIW alumna, and her work will be on exhibit and for sale at RSO until Friday, May
The UIW Honors Program held its Honors Symposium Saturday, March 25. Pictured above is UIW senior Paul Heron explaining his research poster to Honors Council judges Sandy McMakin, dean of student success, and Dr. Theresa Martines, professor of mathematics.
The School of Physical Therapy Class of 2018 students Natalie Wojdyla, Amber Trevino,
Troy Massie and Craig Akin, accompanied by faculty member Jennifer Kish, PT, DPT,
SCS, participated in the American Physical Therapy Association 2017 Federal Advocacy
Forum held March 26-28 in Washington, D.C., to keep the issues that impact physical
therapists and patients a priority for Congress.
Office of Institutional Research DASH Trainings
The Office of Institutional Research has DASH training opportunities at 10 a.m., Friday, March 31, and Tuesday, April 11, in the Mabee Library, Room 230. This session is open to individuals who are interested in accessing DASH. The session will cover navigation, functionalities of the system as well as show a report of two as examples of the kinds of information found in DASH. Sign up at this link. For info, contact Erika Pompa at (210) 832-2169 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
OU Campus Web Development Training Session
Web Development continues its OU Campus training sessions at 1 p.m., Friday, March 31, in the Mabee Library, Room 230. Learn how to create assets, which are reusable pieces of content (text, code, forms or images) that can be placed on pages. Seating for this advanced session is limited to 25 participants; please R.S.V.P. to email@example.com.
Elizabeth Holbrook Dissertation Defense
Elizabeth A. Holbrook, doctor of philosophy candidate in the Dreeben School of Education, will present a defense of her dissertation at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 4, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. The title of her dissertation is "Exploring the Education Experiences of Students of Mexican Descent with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Status." Her dissertation chair is Dr. Arthur Hernandez. For info, contact Duncan Hayse at (210) 829-2758 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
The UIW Solar House and Sustainable Living
Visit the UIW Solar House, which received the prestigious LEEDS certification and is a model of energy-efficiency, at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 4. Learn from Daniel Potter about sustainable building and how UIW engineering students under the leadership of Dr. Alison Whittemore built this center for Green education and practice. You may also visit at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, or 12 p.m., Wednesday, April 12. For info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at firstname.lastname@example.org. See additional events for Earth Month here.
Three Minute Thesis Competition Registration Extended
The Office of Research and Graduate Studies presents The Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT®). The 3MT is an academic competition at UIW that challenges doctoral and master’s students to describe their research within three minutes to a general audience. 3MT celebrates the discoveries made by research students and encourages them to communicate the importance of their research to the broader community. The deadline to register has been extended to Friday, April 7. Audience members will participate in the judging and are asked to RSVP at the 3MT website. To register, RSVP, and for info, visit http://bit.ly/3MTUIW.
UIW Honors Convocations
Below is the list of honors convocation ceremonies and celebrations for UIW. The contact persons for each event would be the respective school Dean’s Office.
College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences:
Dreeben School of Education:
H-E-B School of Business & Administration:
Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing & Health Professions:
School of Mathematics, Science & Engineering:
School of Media & Design:
School of Physical Therapy:
Quirk 2017 Release Party
The 3365 Editing and Publishing class will be presenting Quirk 2017, UIW's Literary Arts Journal, at a release party at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. There will be presentations from contributors, free food and raffle tickets. The journal will be available for purchase for $10. Cash or checks will be accepted. For info, contact Joshua Robbins at (210) 283-6383 or email@example.com.
UIW Softball Schedule through April 14 at the UIW Softball Field:
April 3: Softball vs. UTEP, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
April 12: Softball vs. Prairie View A&M, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
April 14: Softball vs. Abilene Christian, 4 p.m. 6 p.m.
UIW Baseball Schedule through April 4 at Sullivan Field:
March 31: Baseball vs. Stephen F. Austin, 6:30 p.m.
April 1: Baseball vs. Stephen F. Austin, 3 p.m.
April 2: Baseball vs. Stephen F. Austin, 1 p.m.
April 4: Baseball vs. Texas Southern, 6:30 p.m.
UIW Tennis Schedule through April 9 at the Mabry Tennis Center:
April 8: Women’s Tennis vs. Stephen F. Austin, 12 p.m.
April 9: Women’s Tennis vs. Northwestern, 11 a.m.
For ticket info, contact (210) 805-3000 or visit this link.
Presidential Search Update
The Presidential Search Committee met last week with the Search Consultant from Academic Search, Dr. Ann Hasselmo, to review the applicants for the position. The application pool was very large, deep and diverse. The search committee was satisfied with the results. After lengthy deliberations, the committee selected a slate of candidates for initial interviews. These interviews will occur in April. The goal is to select from among these applicants the finalists for the position. The work of the Committee will continue until our next President has been selected and has accepted. Thank you for your interest in this important moment for the University of the Incarnate Word.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For info on the UIW Fiesta® Medal, contact Paul Ayala at (210) 829-6034 or email@example.com. For info on the 2017 Cutting Edge™ Fiesta® Fashion Show Medal, contact Leslie Kuhn at (210) 829-3141 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Swing-In Raffle Tickets
Support UIW students’ education through the purchase of a Swing-In Raffle Ticket for $100. Only 300 tickets will be sold. All proceeds will directly benefit the UIW Scholarship Fund and provide UIW students with the opportunity to further their education at a faith-based institution. The raffle drawing will be at the Swing-In Auction Party on May 4. You will not need to be present to win. Click here to buy yours today.
2017 Swing-In Auction Party & Golf Tournament Volunteers Needed
The 2017 Swing-In Auction Party is at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 4, in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room, and the Swing-In Golf Tournament begins at 7:30 a.m., Friday, May 5, at the Republic Golf Course (4226 SE Military Dr., 78222). Be part of UIW’s biggest scholarship fundraiser. Please click here to fill out a form and indicate which shift(s) you would like to volunteer for during the Auction Party and/or the Golf Tournament. Must be 21 and over to volunteer for this event. For info, contact UIW Development at (210) 829-6013 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
UIW Info Session for Adult Students
The UIW community is invited to an Extended Academic Programs Info Session at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 4, at the Rosenberg School of Optometry, Room 301 (9725 Datapoint Dr., 78229). This presentation will provide an overview of 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.adulted.UIW.edu/rsvp to learn more.
Employee Wellness Lunch & Learn
The Employee Wellness Committee hosts the April lunch and learn at 12 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Health Texas will be presenting. Lunch is provided. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
Faculty Service Learning Showcase
The Faculty Service Learning Showcase is now beginning at 12:45 p.m., Friday, March 31, in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. The showcase originally was slated to begin at 1:15 p.m. There will be 30 faculty members showcasing as well as a presentation by Brian Haldeman, director of the Center for Civic Engagement at UTSA. For more info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, CCVI, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instructional Technology Walk-In Consultations
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. For info, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or email@example.com.
Writing Your Teaching Statement
The Center for Teaching and Learning is hosting this workshop in two sessions at 11:30 a.m. with lunch provided. The first session is Tuesday, April 4, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room, and the second session is Wednesday, April 5, in the large classroom at the School of Osteopathic Medicine. Learn from Dr. Barbara Millis about writing an effective teaching statement. Register here. For info, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
EcoExchangeEdu’s Third Annual Showcase and Green Jobs Fair
The Earth Month Committee invites you to EcoExchangeEdu’s Third Annual Showcase and Green Jobs Fair at 2 p.m., Friday, April 7, at the Sinkin Eco Centro at San Antonio College (1819 N. Main Ave., 78212). South Texas educators will share sustainability related coursework, research, and co-curricular efforts. This event is co-sponsored by the Sustainability Committee. For info, contact Dr. Kevin Salfen at email@example.com. See additional events for Earth Month here.
St. Anthony Catholic High School Fiesta® Medal 2017
The St. Anthony Catholic High School 2017 Fiesta® Medal is now on sale for $10. The medals can be purchased at SACHS Front Office. For info, contact Alejandro Calderon at (210) 832-5632 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com for more info.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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Visit St. Peter Prince of Apostles Catholic School at http://www.stpeterprince.org.
GoFundMe Campaign for Chimbote, Peru
The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Peru are struggling in Chimbote because of the worst rain and flooding in 20 years. The Sisters report that all roads in and out of Chimbote are cut off because of widespread flooding and damage to bridges and streets. The town only has intermittent electricity. Communication is compromised with no newspapers being printed. Food and water now are in short supply, with costs for staples tripling in Chimbote because of the problems. Please consider supporting them with your donations through the GoFundMe page and with your prayers
Women’s Global Connection: Tanzania Immersion Trip
Women’s Global Connection invites the UIW community to participate in this year’s Tanzania immersion trip July 12 – 25. This is an opportunity to see women’s empowerment projects up close and to serve as a volunteer with a small group on capacity building training for women of all ages or teachers. For info, contact WGC at (210) 828-2224 or email@example.com and let us know of your interest by the end of March.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. See additional events for Earth Month http://www.uiw.edu/Earth/.
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 email@example.com.
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, April 7, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Walk with John Muir into the Wild of the Headwaters
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word hosts this walk through the sanctuary at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 8. John Muir was a botanist, naturalist, geologist and leader in establishing the national parks and the founder of the Sierra Club. Retreat leader, author and John Muir enthusiast, Sylvia Maddox, M.T.S., will conduct the walk. The program is limited to 12 people. For info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or email@example.com.
Third Friday Birding
Come take a leisurely walk through the Headwaters Sanctuary with one of our birding specialists at 8:30 a.m., Friday, April 21. Anyone fascinated by the sights and sounds of birds is welcome. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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