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 Unsung Hero

2017 july unsung hero michelle rodriguez

Meet Michelle Rodriguez, UIW administrative assistant to the Vice President for Business & Finance . Michelle was born and raised in San Antonio and has worked at UIW for nine years. In her spare time, she enjoys skiing, soccer and traveling abroad. Something that people may not know about Michelle is her love for history. This is part of the reason she loves to travel. Michelle recently returned from a trip to Chester, England, where she had a full immersive experience.

Michelle enjoys UIW’s close family atmosphere and teamwork the community displays. She states that she would not be where she is today without the teamwork and camaraderie from her UIW family. If you see Michelle on campus, be sure to stop, say hello and thank her for her hard work and 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

2017 uiw school of osteopathic medicine grand opening ribbon cuttingThe UIW and San Antonio community gathered for the grand opening of the UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine (UIWSOM) Thursday, July 20, at the UIWSOM campus located at Brooks. At least 500 guests joined the celebration. The inagural white coat ceremony for the 150 students will be held Sunday.  Classes begin Monday, July 31. If you did not get a chance to attend the ceremony, you can watch the video below.

Shakespeare in Prague: Imagining the Bard in the Heart of Europe
The UIW Department of Art is proud to present Shakespeare in Prague: Imagining the Bard in the Heart of Europe. The exhibit will be on display through Friday, Sept. 29, in the UIW Fine Arts Center Galleries. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. An opening reception is set for 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 8. For info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or sul@uiwtx.edu.

2017 mozart festival texasMozart Festival Texas 2017
The UIW Department of Music is proud to present Mozart Festival Texas 2017 on July 29 & 30 and August 5 & 6. The Saturday evening performances are at 8 p.m. and Sunday afternoon performances are at 3 p.m., in the UIW Concert Hall. Tickets and info can be found at this link. For details, contact the UIW Department of Music at (210) 829-3852 or sul@uiwtx.edu.

Exclusive Thirsty Thursday with Dr. Thomas Evans
The UIW Alumni & Parent Association is hosting an exclusive Thirsty Thursday event from 6 – 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 10, at Galpao Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse (2318 N Loop 1604 W, 78248). UIW President Dr. Thomas Evans will attend. Light appetizers will be served and Happy Hour specials will be extended until 8 p.m. To RSVP email Mercedes Moreno at mjmoreno@uiwtx.edu or call (210) 805-3595.

U.S. Citizen Naturalization Ceremony
The UIW campus community is invited to attend and participate in the August Naturalization Ceremony from 1 – 3 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 15, in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez will conduct the ceremony. This ceremony will naturalize over 250 new United States citizens. For questions, contact the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership at (210) 283-6423 or rigonza4@uiwtx.edu. 


Department News

UIW Campus Police Department Conducting In-Service Training
UIW Campus Police will be hosting in-service training for officers from thoughout South Texas in the Administration Building through Friday, July 28. Officers will be in uniform and in plain clothes while participating in this training. If you have questions, contact (210) 829-6030.

UIW Bookstore Temporary Closure - UPDATE
The UIW Bookstore currently located in the McCombs Center will be closed through Monday, July 31. During this closure, the bookstore’s email and phone contact will be out of service. Their phone and email service should be back on Monday, July 31. The bookstore will reopen in the new Student Center in August.

Office 365 Collaborative Applications - Forms & Outlook Groups
Instructional Technology is hosting this online workshop via the Zoom platform from 12 – 1 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 1. This workshop will focus on two of Microsoft's newest collaborative applications: Groups and Forms. After this workshop, users will be able to build a work group and share documents and folders, create a shared inbox and calendar and use Forms to create a survey, collaborative activity and an engaging student poll. Register here. For info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or tpeak@uiwtx.edu.

Office 365 for Lunch
Instructional Technology is hosting a series of one-hour lunchtime seminars. Each week at 12 p.m., attendees will receive a brief overview of a specific Microsoft Office 365 application, and then be shown how to complete specific tasks with the application. Register here for a session below. For info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or tpeak@uiwtx.edu.

  • Wednesday, Aug. 2 -Everything You Wanted to Know About the OneDrive: With OneDrive, your documents are available anywhere, anytime, and with any mobile device. This workshop will review the Interface and settings, demonstrate file uploading, copying and downloading and use Office 365’s file sharing and search functions.
  • Thursday, Aug. 3 - Office 365 Mail and Calendar:  Mail and calendar features have changed since the University migrated to Office 365. Upon completing this session, attendees will be able to identify the features and benefits of the Office 365 platform, access and share personal and resource (room) calendars and edit and manage their Outlook Mail inbox.

Microsoft Office 365 Summer Camp Sessions
Instructional Technology is hosting morning (9 – 10:30 a.m.) and afternoon (2:30 – 4 p.m.) learning sessions on Microsoft Office 365. Below are the dates and times in the Administration Building, Room 310. Register here for the morning sessions. Register here for the afternoon sessions. For info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or tpeak@uiwtx.edu.

  • Monday, Aug. 7 - Office 365 Mail and Calendar: Mail and calendar features have changed since the University migrated to Office 365. Upon completing this session, attendees will be able to identify the features and benefits of the Office 365 platform, access and share personal and resource (room) calendars and edit and manage their Outlook Mail inbox.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 8 - Everything You Wanted to Know About the OneDrive: With OneDrive, your documents are available anywhere, anytime, and with any mobile device. This workshop will review the Interface and settings, demonstrate file uploading, copying and downloading and use Office 365’s file sharing and search functions.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 9 - Microsoft Office Online: This session will focus on the features of the Office Online platform. Office Online includes access to both online and desktop Office applications. Participants will receive an introduction to Office 2016 and its cross-platform web-based suite, collaborate and share documents in real time and save files in the cloud straight from the desktop to One Drive.
  • Thursday, Aug. 10 - Office 365 Collaborative Applications: Forms & Outlook Groups This session will focus on two of Microsoft's newest collaborative applications; Groups and Forms. After this workshop, users will be able to build a work group and share documents and folders, create a shared inbox and calendar and use Forms to create a survey, collaborative activity and an engaging student poll.

Community News

2017 san antonio association of hispanic journalists scholarship gala

Michael Mercer, second from left, senior instructor and adviser for the Logos student newspaper, poses with communication arts majors Mileena Juarez, left, Gabrielle Estrada and Renee Muniz, at the Grand Hyatt, on Saturday, July 15, for the 19th annual Scholarship and Awards Gala sponsored by the San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists. These three students were awarded scholarships at this annual event which featured CNN Whte House Correspondent Jim Acosta.

Fiesta Medals
All UIW departments, organizations, sports and clubs are required to submit their intent to produce personalized 2018 Fiesta medals to the UIW Visual Corporate Identity Committee for the purpose of compiling an accurate list of the university’s various medals available to the public during the 2018 Fiesta season. UIW will once again produce an “official UIW Fiesta medal” in 2018. Please submit your notification to branding@uiwtx.edu.  

SA300 Community Service Deadline
The San Antonio Tricentennial Commission wants to make an impact in San Antonio through a year-long community service initiative. Your department or organization is invited to do a service project during 2018. If you would like to apply to be recognized by the city, the deadline for proposals is Aug. 1. Please apply at this link.  If you would like to be recognized by the university, applications will continue to be open at this link. You are also invited to submit proposals for events. For more info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at (210) 829-3854 or kirk@uiwtx.edu.

Rock 'n' Red Birds Group Registration
Registration is open for the Rock 'n' Red Birds training group. This group will focus primarily on half marathon training for the upcoming 2017 Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Sunday, Dec. 3. Participants are encouraged to train for the 5K, 10K and full marathon. All UIW friends and family are welcome to register. Training will begin on Sunday, Aug. 13. Included in the free training program are discounted rates for the San Antonio Rock 'n' Roll Marathon. 

  • 10K: $55
  • Half Marathon: $80
  • Full Marathon: $90

Registration for the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon with these group rates will close on Friday, Oct. 6. To register for the race and to find out more information on the Rock 'n' Red Birds please visit www.uiwalumni.org or call Gaby Gonzales-Alvarado at (210) 805-5899. 


Division of Extended Academic Programs

2017 july 28 eapThe Division of Extended Academic Programs sponsored a Future Sailor Female Leadership meeting on Thursday, July 13. The event provided lectures on leadership and military benefits including the tuition assistance program. Pictured above are (left to right) Peggy Westerbeck, EAP military programs manager, Commander Karen Muntean, Navy recruiting district commanding officer, Chief Isabel Laurel Guerrero, Navy ROTC scholarship coordinator, and Jonathan Lovejoy, acting dean of the School of Applied Sciences.


Athletics News

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

  • 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 Co-Ed Summer Basketball Camp
UIW Men’s Basketball is hosting a summer basketball camp from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily from Monday, July 31 to Friday, Aug. 4 in the McDermott Convocation Center. This camp works to improve skills through individual instruction, drills, lectures and games. To register and see full-day and half-day schedules, visit this link or contact Brian Curtis at (210) 283-5052 or bcurtis@uiwtx.edu.


Faculty Focus   

Blackboard 101 Evening Session
Instructional Technology is sponsoring Blackboard 101 evening sessions every night from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 14 through Thursday, Aug. 17 in the Administration Building, Room 310. Register here. This course is open to full-time and adjunct faculty. For info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or tpeak@uiwtx.edu.


Brainpower Connection

Incarnate Word High School - Meet the Shamrocks
Don't miss the second annual Meet the Shamrocks event set for 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 16 at IWHS. Guests will meet the 2017-18 athletes, IWHS teachers, enjoy Cheesy Janes and Tikiz food trucks, can shop at the athletic "garage sale," enjoy a guest speaker and listen to emcee Jay Tope. All family, friends, neighbors and surrounding community are invited to enjoy this fun event. For info, contact Genevieve Trevino at (210) 829-3122 or gntrevin@uiwtx.edu.

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://www.stanthonysa.org.

Visit St. Peter Prince of Apostles Catholic School at http://www.stpeterprince.org.


Miscellaneous

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:

  • The family of Dorothy Sikes Almquist (Santa Rosa School of Nursing, ’51) on her recent death.
  • Margaret Arevalo on the recent loss of her husband; Diana Arevalo (IWHS ’00) & family on the recent loss of her father, Johnny Arevalo Jr. (IWHS Friend).
  • Arthur Deininger & family on the recent loss of his wife, Tammy Lynn Deininger (BA ’96, Med ’99).
  • The family of and the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, on the recent loss of Sr. Frances Evans, CCVI (BS ’50).
  • The family of Betty Ballman Fitzgerald (BA ’56) on her recent death.
  • Peggy Smith, Sally Kollaer, Jan Kennedy and Beth Brown & their families on the recent loss of their mother, Alda Iris Hawkins (Santa Rosa School of Nursing ’39).
  • Gregory Busse and Stephen Johnson & their families on the recent loss of their mother, Mary Gail Garison Johnson (BA ’77).
  • Glenn Linden & family on the recent loss of his wife, Lisa Michele Linden (BA ’07).
  • Constance Richardson, Tom Murnane, Ellecia Parker and Margaret Sadler & their families on the recent loss of their father, BGen. Thomas G. Murnane (UIW Benefactor).
  • Carrie Fisketjon & family on the loss of her mother, Nancy Ann Venaglia O’Brien (BA ’67).
  • The family of and the Marianites of Holy Cross on the recent loss of Sr. Marietta Welsh, MSC (BS ’54).
  • Robert and Janet Wolters & family on the recent loss of their daughter, Anna Elizabeth Wolters (UIW Current Student).

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.