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2017 national endowment for the humanities trauma grant seminar

UIW’s National Endowment for the Humanities Trauma Grant Cohort invited the community to a lecture with guest speaker Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune, founder and senior analyst at the FaithTrust Institute, titled What’s Wrong with Rape: Institutional, Personal, and Theological Reflections Monday, May 1. Pictured above introducing Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune is Dr. Julie Miller, chair 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

Sometimes Singers/Players
Are you interested in singing for the Baccalaureate Mass? Join the Ecclesiastes Ministry and become a Sometime Singer/Player (SS/P). SS/P is a group made up of faculty, staff, administrators and students (vocalists and instrumentalists) who cannot participate in weekly rehearsals and services, but who serve when possible at liturgical prayer throughout the school year. This is a great way to meet new people, learn new music and share your gifts with the UIW community. Please attend two of the three rehearsals:

  • Tuesday, May 9 (vocalists only)
  • Wednesday, May 10 (instrumentalists only)
  • Thursday, May 11 (vocalists and instrumentalists)

All rehearsals are from 6 – 8 p.m. in Our Lady's Chapel. The Baccalaureate Mass will be held at 4 p.m., Friday, May 12, in the McDermott Convocation Center. Warm-up begins at 2 p.m. So that materials may be prepared, please RSVP by Sunday, May 7, to Lena Gokelman at (210) 832-3207 or mgokelma@uiwtx.edu.


Events

Vocal Colors
The Department of Music presents Vocal Colors from 3 – 4 p.m., Sunday, May 7, in the Concert Hall. The UIW Cardinal Chorale and Cardinal Singers will perform a concert of choral music of different styles, languages and nationalities. In addition, several selections from the Chorale’s recent Lincoln Center concert will be performed. This is free and open to the public. For info, contact William Gokelman at (210) 829-3848 or gokelman@uiwtx.edu.

Engineering Senior Capstone
The Engineering Senior Capstone team will be presenting their semester long project working with CPS Energy at 9:30 a.m., Friday, May 12, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Dr. Cris Eugster, CPS Energy chief operating officer, and Ed Fleming, CPS Energy chief financial officer and treasurer, will be in attendance. For info, contact Dr. Michael Frye at (210) 829-3160 or mfrye@uiwtx.edu

2017 Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Schedule
Tickets are not required for admission to the Baccalaureate Mass. Tickets are required for admission to all Commencement ceremony events. While tickets are not necessary for the Baccalaureate Mass, entry is on a first come, first served basis. Once the Convocation Center reaches capacity, the doors must be closed. Entry to the McDermott Convocation Center will begin at 3 p.m. For info, contact the Office of the Registrar at (210) 829-6006 or fry@uiwtx.edu.

Baccalaureate Mass 4 p.m., Friday, May 12 McDermott Convocation Center
Rosenberg School of Optometry and School of Physical Therapy Candidates 7 p.m., Friday, May 12 McDermott Convocation Center
Feik School of Pharmacy and Master of Biomedical Science Candidates 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 13 McDermott Convocation Center
Undergraduate, Graduate and Doctoral Degree Candidates 6 p.m., Saturday, May 13 Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum (3201 E Houston St., 78219)

 


Department News

2017 veteran affairs graduate reception

The UIW Center for Veterans Affairs hosted a Veteran Graduation Reception for UIW’s graduating veteran students Wednesday, May 3. Pictured above with some of our veteran students is Rev. Dr. Trevor Alexander, protestant chaplain.

2017 music honors convocation

The UIW Department of Music hosted its honors convocation Thursday, May 4. Pictured above are (left to right) Dr. Brett Richardson, assistant professor of music, Jim Waller, assistant professor of music, Dr. Orit Eylon, associate professor of music, William Gokelman, chair and professor of music, Dr. Janice Dvorkin, professor of music therapy, Dr. Ken Metz, assistant chair and professor of music, and Dr. Kevin Salfen, associate professor of music.

Make Plans to Celebrate the Tricentennial
How would your department or group like to celebrate the San Antonio Tricentennial? The UIW community has been a part of half the history of our city. Learn more and submit your submit proposals to this link http://uiw.edu/300/. For info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at kirk@uiwtx.edu.

Theatre Honors Convocation
The Department of Theatre Arts is hosting its honors convocation at 4 p.m., Friday, May 5, in the Coates Theatre. For info, contact Lorraine Ewers at (210) 829-6070 or lewers@uiwtx.edu.

Karen Walker Schwab Dissertation Defense
Karen Walker Schwab will present a defense of her dissertation at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 10, in the Nursing Building, Room 142. The title of Karen's dissertation is "Teaching and Learning Followership: An Action Research Study." The chair of her dissertation committee is Dr. Norman St. Clair. For info, contact Duncan Hayse at (210) 829-2758 or hayse@uiwtx.edu.

Ihsan Eken Dissertation Defense
Ihsan Eken, candidate for the Doctor of Business Administration degree, will present a defense of his dissertation at 2 p.m., Friday, May 12, in the Nursing Building, Room 142. The title of Ihsan's dissertation is "Relationship Between Generations of Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurial Traits." Dr. Osman Ozturgut is the chair of Ihsan's dissertation committee. For info, contact Duncan Hayse at (210) 829-2758 or hayse@uiwtx.edu.

Jacquelyn Poplawsky Dissertation Defense
Jacquelyn Poplawsky will host a defense of her dissertation at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 16, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. The title of Jacquelyn's dissertation is "Learning to Heal: The Impact of a Restorative Justice Program on Crime Victims." The chair of her dissertation committee is Dr. Norman St. Clair. For info, contact Duncan Hayse at (210) 829-2758 or hayse@uiwtx.edu.


Athletics News

Top Stories

UIW Baseball Schedule through May 14 at Sullivan Field:
May 12: Baseball vs. Texas A&M – Corpus Christi, 6:30 p.m.
May 13: Baseball vs. Texas A&M – Corpus Christi, 3 p.m.
May 14: Baseball vs. Texas A&M – Corpus Christi, 1 p.m.

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


Community News

2017 human resources uiw wellness challenge

The Office of Human Resources would like to congratulate all the winning teams from the Aetna Get Active First Quarter Wellness Challenge: “Ready, Set, Go!”

Sr. Neomi Hayes Service Information - UPDATED
The UIW community is mourning the loss of Sr. Neomi Hayes, who passed away Sunday at the Village at Incarnate Word. Please note the correct time for the Mass of Christian Burial is at 11 a.m., Friday, May 5, at the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. Please keep the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Sr. Neomi’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.


Faculty Focus  

Call for Recording Service Learning
Faculty are invited to document the ways that they encourage student engagement through service learning and to document their own scholarship of engagement. To understand this more, please see the ECCL Faculty Resources pages . For more info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at kirk@uiwtx.edu.

Quality Matters Online Course Design Workshop
Instructional Technology is hosting a Quality Matters workshop from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. daily from May 15-19 in the Administration Building, Room 245. The IT staff and guest speakers will be on hand to help you integrate the QM Rubric and leverage the Blackboard LMS to deliver course materials to students. Register here: http://bit.ly/2fhdhnF. For info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 218-8795 or tpeak@uiwtx.edu.

Blackboard Guru Workshop
Join the Instructional Technology staff, along with current Blackboard Gurus, to fortify your knowledge of the Blackboard LMS from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. daily from May 22 through June 2 in the Administration Building, Room 310. The workshop is open to all full-time and adjunct faculty. Faculty are eligible for a $500 stipend. Register here: http://bit.ly/2pxZz27. For info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 218-8795 or tpeak@uiwtx.edu.


Employee Wellness   

uiw wellness swim lessons 2017

UIW Spring 2017 Swim Lessons
UIW is offering swim lessons at the Barshop Natatorium. Swim lessons are available for all individuals of all ages. Discounts are available for UIW employees and their dependents. For info, contact nahernan@student.uiwtx.edu.

uiw wellness aquatic lessons 2017

Employee Wellness Aquatic Classes
Employee Wellness is starting the summer employee swim classes again. Classes are available at the Natatorium and at the Incarnate Word High School. All aquatic classes are free and open to all UIW, SACHS and IWHS employees. For info, email empwellness@uiwtx.edu.

Employee Wellness Lunch & Learn
The Employee Wellness Committee is hosting its May Wellness Lunch & Learn at 12 p.m., Thursday, May 18, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Dr. Chad Jackson, director of professional practice education at the School of Physical Therapy, will be speaking. For info and to RSVP, email empwellness@uiwtx.edu.


Brainpower Connection

2017 sachs nea conference

At the end of April, St. Anthony Catholic High School presented at the National Catholic Educational Association Convention & Expo in St. Louis, Mo. Pictured above are (left to right) John Leon, religion faculty, Rosi Cortez, director of mission & ministry, and Kelly Daughtry, religion faculty. The trio presented The Nuts and Bolts of Student Peer Retreats on the formation of theology programs.


Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at www.sachs.org

Visit Incarnate Word High School at www.incarnatewordhs.org.  

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 Spirit Among the Olmos
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word invites you to this walk through the sanctuary from 9 – 11 a.m., Friday, May 12. This series of walks is a time to reflect on and restore our connection to the ancient heritage of the Headwaters Sanctuary. Video or audio recording is not permitted during these walks. Donald Ewers will guide participants. Each walk is limited to 12 people. For info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or pamela.ball@amormeus.org.

Third Friday Birding
Come take a leisurely walk through the Headwaters Sanctuary with a birding specialist from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 19. 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 people. For info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or pamela.ball@amormeus.org.

The Spirit Among the Great Oaks
UIW alumnus Donald Ewers will be guiding participants on a walk exploring the Headwaters Sanctuary from 9 – 11 a.m., Saturday, May 20. Each walk is limited to 12 people. Video or audio recording is not permitted during these walks. 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:

  • Sally Tobin (Administrative Assistant to the Dean, Miller School of Nursing & Health Professions) & family on the recent loss of her mother, Atala Mimi Galan.
  • The family of, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and the entire UIW Community on the recent loss of Sr. Neomi Hayes, CCVI (BA ’62, Hon. Doctor of Humane Letters ’94).

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.