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 Unsung Hero

2017 june unsung hero carmen rivera

Meet UIW Lead Purchasing Agent Carmen Rivera. Carmen was born and raised here in San Antonio and is a graduate of Fox Tech High School. She has been working at UIW for 14 years. Her favorite thing about working here is her coworkers. She and her department have worked together for a long time, and she loves the family atmosphere UIW provides. Carmen thanks the UIW community for its longtime support during both her husband’s three deployments and her own two cancer diagnoses. Carmen has been cancer free for 11 years.

In her spare time, Carmen spends time doing a variety of activities with her 10-year-old daughter. They recently just completed a 5K together. Overall, Carmen loves her job and the atmosphere UIW provides.

If you see Carmen on campus, be sure to stop and say hello and thank her for all she does for UIW.

If you have a suggestion for a UIW Unsung Hero, email pr@uiwtx.edu.


Mission

Our Lady’s Chapel Services

All are welcome. 

  • Noon Mass, Monday – Friday
  • Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m.
  • 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.

Events

Rock 'N Red Birds Meet and Greet
The Office of Alumni & Parent Relations is bringing back the Rock 'N Red Birds running/walking group. The group will participate in the San Antonio Rock 'n' Roll Marathon this coming December. The Rock 'N Red Birds will host a meet and greet at 8 a.m., Saturday, July 8 at Benson Stadium. Be prepared for a timed one mile run or walk. This group is open to all UIW alumni, parents, students and staff. If you are interested, please fill out the online form.  For info, contact Gaby Gonzales-Alvarado at (210) 805-5899 or parents@uiwtx.edu.

First-Time Freshman Orientation
UIW's Freshman Orientation is from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. on the dates below:

  • Wednesday, July 12
  • Thursday, July 20
  • Wednesday, Aug. 9
  • Wednesday, Aug. 16 

Check-in will begin in the Concert Hall. This program is designed to help students acclimate to the college environment and have a successful first-year as a Cardinal. Our goal is to answer new students' questions, connect them to campus resources, and help them capitalize on their new college experience. The program includes information on UIW's history/mission, sessions with academic deans, advising, and many more informative events. Orientation is mandatory for all freshman students. For info, visit this link or contact Rochelle Ramirez at (210) 805-3069 or orientation@uiwtx.edu.

My Super Sweet 16 and Quince Training Camp
The McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room is hosting a My Super Sweet 16 and Quince training camp from 12 – 4 p.m., Sunday, July 16. This camp will provide information to people who are planning or looking to plan an event. Vendors will be on-site to answer questions about events, sample food, listen to music and see all the latest trends. Pre-sale tickets are $5 and $10 at the door. For info, contact (210) 805-5805 or skyroom@uiwtx.edu.


Department News

2017 sr. martha ann kirkThe UIW Office of Sustainability and the Headwaters at Incarnate Word gathered in support of environmental justice at the Blue Hole Saturday, June 24. The Urban-15 Group shared Global Water Dances with the community. Pictured above is Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, CCVI, professor of religious studies, participating in the event.

2017 san antonio international forum for educationUIW hosted the 2017 San Antonio Forum for International Education Tuesday, June 27. Different sessions were held throughout the day discussing cross-cultural learning, immigration and custom laws and other topics in international education. Pictured above are (left to right) Sheena Connell, assistant director of international student & scholar services, Kathryn Sinclair, U.S. supervisory customs & border patrol officer, and Jose Martinez Jr., director of international student & scholar services.

Technology 4 Lunch: Microsoft Office Online
Instructional Technology hosts this session from 12 – 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 5 via Zoom online. This session will focus on the features of the Office online platform. Office Online features access to both online and desktop Office applications. Participants will explore options for creating and editing collaborative documents with colleagues, share documents through the OneDrive, and learn to manage workbook data. Register here: http://bit.ly/2mQJdUh.  For info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or tpeak@uiwtx.edu.

Technology 4 Lunch: Everything You Wanted to Know About the OneDrive
Instructional Technology hosts this session from 12 – 1 p.m., Thursday, July 6 via Zoom online. With OneDrive, your documents are available anywhere, anytime, and with any mobile device. This workshop will explain how to create, manage, share and edit documents across any platform – mobile, desktop or tablet. Documents can be saved to the cloud or desktop, and accessed across any platform. Register here. For info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or tpeak@uiwtx.edu.

Office 365 Online Tuesdays: Everything You Wanted to Know About the OneDrive
Instructional Technology hosts this session from 12 – 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 11 via Zoom online. With OneDrive, your documents are available anywhere, anytime and with any mobile device. This workshop will explain how to create, manage, share and edit documents across any platform – mobile, desktop or tablet. Documents can be saved to the cloud or desktop and accessed across any platform. Register here. For info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or tpeak@uiwtx.edu.

Technology 4 Lunch: Microsoft Office Online
Instructional Technology hosts this session from 12 – 1 p.m., Thursday, July 13 via Zoom online. This session will focus on the features of the Microsoft Office Online platform. Office Online features access to both online and desktop Office applications. Participants will explore options for creating and editing collaborative documents with colleagues, share documents through the OneDrive, and learn to manage workbook data. Register here. For info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or tpeak@uiwtx.edu.

Office 365 Online Tuesdays: Microsoft Office Online
Instructional Technology hosts this session from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 18 via Zoom online. This session will focus on the features of the Microsoft Office Online platform. Office Online features access to both online and desktop Office applications. Participants will explore options for creating and editing collaborative documents with colleagues, share documents through the OneDrive, and learn to manage workbook data. Register here. For info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or tpeak@uiwtx.edu.

Technology 4 Lunch: Office 365 Mail and Calendar
Instructional Technology hosts this session from 12 – 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 19 via Zoom online. Mail and calendar features have changed since the University migrated to Office 365. Attendees will learn how to share and access their personal calendar, access resource (room) calendars and manage personal mail archives in the cloud. Register here. For info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or tpeak@uiwtx.edu.

Technology 4 Lunch: Office 365 Collaborative Applications - Forms & Outlook Groups 
Instructional Technology hosts this session from 12 – 1 p.m., Thursday, July 20 via Zoom This session will focus on the following collaborative applications:

  • Groups: Build a work group and share documents, folders, mail and create meetings. Groups also enjoy a shared inbox for email conversations between members, a shared calendar, and a SharePoint Team Site
  • Forms: This application lets you create surveys, coordinate activities and engage students online.

Register here. For info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or tpeak@uiwtx.edu.


Community News

Bereavement Notice
Nora Cadena, business office manager, is mourning the loss of her father, Deacon Eluterio Bitoni Jr., who passed away Tuesday, June 27. Rosary services will be held at 7 p.m., Sunday, July 2, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church (1500 S Duval Ave, Freer, Texas 78357). Funeral Mass will be held at 9 a.m., Monday, July 3, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with burial with full military honors to follow at Veteran Memorial Cemetery in Corpus Christi, Texas. Please keep Nora and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

2017 freshman orientation june 29

UIW Acting President Dr. Denise Doyle welcomed incoming freshman and their families at the First-Time Freshman Orientation Thursday, June 29.

First-Time Freshman Orientation Parking Information
The two parking lots in front of the Administration Building will be reserved for new students and parents attending orientation. Employees are asked to park in the Agnese-Sosa garage or behind the Barshop Natatorium on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, July 12
  • Thursday, July 20
  • Wednesday, Aug. 9
  • Wednesday, Aug. 16

Employees with a handicap or H parking decal can continue to park in the two parking lots in front of the Administration Building. Thank for your understanding and cooperation as we welcome new students and their families to the UIW community. If you have any questions, call (210) 805-3552.


Division of Extended Academic Programs

2017 extended academic programs United States Army Recruiting Battalion San Antonio Change of Command Ceremony
Jon Lovejoy, acting dean of the School of Applied Science, Julie Weber, director of marketing and recruitment for EAP, and Jessica Wilson, director of business initiatives, are pictured above congratulating Lt. Col. Kevin Bouren, outgoing commander of the San Antonio Recruiting Battalion San Antonio, at his Change of Command Ceremony Thursday, June 29.

UIW Information Session for Adult Students
Extended Academic Programs is hosting a one-hour info session at either 12 p.m. or 6 p.m., Thursday, July 27. The 12 p.m. session will be held at the UIW Northwest Center (9729 Datapoint Dr., 78229), and the 6 p.m. session will be held at the UIW Grossman International Conference Center (847 E. Hildebrand Ave., 78209). Learn about the School of Professional Studies, School of Applied Sciences and more about degree offerings and benefits. RSVP online here or contact (210) 757-0202 or eapadmission@uiwtx.edu.


Athletics News

UIW Cardinal Summer Soccer Camp
UIW is hosting a summer soccer camp from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday, June 30 at Benson Stadium. The camp is designed for soccer players of all backgrounds and ability levels. The camp has taken a new focus on developing the core skills that are required to become a successful soccer player and succeed on the field. For info, visit this link or contact cfidler@uiwtx.edu or (210) 841-7396.

Cardinal Summer Basketball Camp
UIW is hosting a summer basketball camp from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday, June 30 in the McDermott Convocation Center. This camp works to improve skills through individual instruction, drills, lectures and games. Our philosophy is simple: have fun as well as continue to help young people develop as a basketball player and as a person. For more info, visit this link or contact Brian Curtis at (210) 283-5052 or bcurtis@uiwtx.edu.

UIW Volleyball Summer Camp
UIW Volleyball is hosting a series of summer camps throughout July in the McDermott Convocation Center.

  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., July 16-18: Position Camp
  • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., July 22-23: Sand Camp
  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., July 24-26: Advanced Setter Camp
  • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., July 27: Defense Camp
  • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., July 28: Setting Camp
  • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., July 29-30: Advanced Sand Camp

For full info and to sign up, visit this link or contact Shawn McLaughlin at (530) 545-1677 or sdmclaug@uiwtx.edu.

UIW Synchronized Swimming Camp
UIW is hosting a co-ed synchronized swimming camp in the Barshop Natatorium from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. daily Tuesday, July 18 through Friday, July 21 for children ages 6-14. No synchronized swimming experience is necessary. Drop off is from 8 – 8:30 a.m. and pick up is from 12:30 – 1 p.m. To register and for more info, visit this link or contact Elizabeth Gerdin at (210) 829-2796 or enorton@uiwtx.edu.


Employee Wellness   

Employee Wellness Zumba Class
UIW employees are invited to join the fun and relieve some stress at the employee Zumba class at 5:15 p.m., every Monday, in the Wellness Center. Bring your face towel, water, positive vibes and the desire to move. Comfortable light-weight tennis shoes are recommended. All levels welcome. Classes will be continue on Mondays through Aug. 21. For info, contact Candace Graham at (210) 269-5238 or cmgonza4@uiwtx.edu.


Brainpower Connection

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

2017 headwaters at incarnate word summer camp

The Headwaters at Incarnate Word is hosting summer camps for children ages seven to nine years-old. For info, contact (210) 828-2224 or headwaters@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:

  • Amelia “Millie” Duran & family on the recent loss of her husband, Florentino “Tino” Duran (UIW Friends).
  • Dr. Glenn James (UIW Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness) & family on the recent loss of his mother, Joyce D. James.
  • Carol Matocha Hebdon (BA ’78) and Eileen Matocha Urban (BA ’83) & family on the recent loss of their mother; and Kathleen Hrncir (UIW Friend) on the recent loss of her sister, Marie Malone Matocha (IWHS ’45, BA ’48, MA ’54).

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.