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2017 blessing of the animals

Sr. Martha Ann Kirk celebrated the annual Feast of St. Francis Blessing of the Animals and Prayer for Creation Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the entrance to the Headwaters Sanctuary.


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


2017 lemons lemons lemons lemons lemons

Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons
The UIW Department of Theatre presents Sam Steiner's Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons. The average person will speak 123,205,750 words in a lifetime. But what if there were a limit? Bernadette and Oliver are about to find out.

Show times are listed below in the Cheever Theatre:

  • 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 6
  • 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8
  • 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12
  • 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13
  • 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14

Adults: $12, Seniors: $9, Non-UIW Students: $8, Groups (10 or more): $7, UIW Students, Faculty and Staff may attend free of charge by presenting their valid ID. For info, contact Chrissie Young at (210) 829-3810 or

Career Development Institute
The Graduate Support Center is hosting the Career Development Institute from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, in the Nursing Building, Room 214. This event is free and open to everyone. Complimentary light breakfast will be provided. Registration is required at this link. For info, contact Dr. Cigdem Kocoglum at (210) 832-5628 or

Heritage Day 
UIW's Heritage Day Ceremony will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. The University will recognize full-time employees who have contributed milestone years of service. A reception will follow in the new Student Engagement Center Ballroom. For info, contact Heather Hamilton at (210) 829-6017 or

2017 sexual politics of meat

The Sexual Politics of Meat
Women’s and Gender Studies presents nationally renowned eco-feminist Carol Adams at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the SEC Ballroom. The presentation provides an eco-feminist analysis of the interconnected oppressions of sexism, racism and speciesism by exploring the way popular culture draws on dominant Western philosophical viewpoints regarding race, gender, and species that further objectification. For info, contact Dr. LuElla D’Amico at (210) 829-3892 or

FASA 43rd Annual Juried Fiber Art Exhibit
The UIW Department of Art is hosting an opening reception for the Fiber Arts of San Antonio from 6 – 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13, in the Semmes & Student Galleries in the Kelso Art Center. The exhibition will run through Friday, Nov. 17. Fiber Arts of San Antonio's mission is to promote and advance fiber as an art form through exhibitions as well as education of its members and the general public. Various fiber artists from FASA will display their beautiful works in the Kelso Art Center Galleries. For info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or

The Battered Women & Children’s Shelter and The Kristine Meza Foundation’s 5th Annual Purple Run
Title IX and Compliance has organized a team to participate in The Battered Women & Children’s Shelter and The Kristine Meza Foundation’s 5th Annual Purple Run at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 14, at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. It is a 5k designed for the entire family to run/walk/roll in honor of victims, survivors and all those who lost their lives to domestic violence.  To register for the UIW Team, please visit this link. Registration as part of the UIW Team is $25 until Oct. 8. For more information about both organizations and the event, please visit or or (210) 283-6977.

College & University Recycling Coalition Workshop
UIW is hosting the 2017 College & University Recycling Coalition Workshop starting at 8:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 15, in the SEC Ballroom. Dr. Brian Roe of Ohio State University will talk about minimizing and managing food waste. Other presentations will focus on the economic impact of recycling, zero waste initiatives and trends in the recycling market. Regular admission is $125. Student admission is $60. For info, contact Dr. Kevin Salfen at (210) 829-3849 or

Brown Bag Research Presentation Series – Pension Systems and Saving for Old Age in African Countries
The H-E-B School of Business and Administration is hosting a series of Brown Bag Research Presentations this fall to promote business research and draw attention to the ongoing academic exploration occurring within the school. The session is at 12 p.m., Monday, Oct. 16, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Dr. Alicia Rubio will present “Pension Systems and Saving for Old Age in African Countries.” For info, contact Dr. Esmeralda de los Santos at (210) 829-3179 or

13th Annual Texas Undergraduate Mathematics Conference 
This year, UIW will host the 13th Annual Texas Undergraduate Mathematics Conference. The conference will run from Friday, Oct. 20 through Saturday, Oct. 21, in the Student Engagement Center. For more info, visit this link or contact Dr. Theresa Martines at (210) 829-3710

Immigrants and Social Justice: A Theological Response
The Department of Religious Studies is hosting this discussion with Dr. Neomi DeAnda from 4:30 – 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the Mabee Library Auditorium. DeAnda is the assistant professor of religious studies at the University of Dayton and will present a lecture on issues of social justice in light of the problems raised by recent immigration laws. This conversation will present the theological problems that these laws create and propose pastoral measures to promote justice and human dignity. For info, contact Dr. Horacio Vela at (210) 829-3803 or

Farhad's Film Series: Sugar Coated
The Mabee Library Presents Farhad’s Film Series: Sugar Coated from 2 – 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Mabee Library, Room 221. The film overviews how the food industry seduced the world one spoonful at a time. This is an eye-opening feature documentary that examines the various tactics that have many health experts calling sugar the new tobacco. For info, contact Farhad Moshiri at (210) 829-3842 or

Arts & Music Festival 
The Honors Program is back with its eighth annual Arts & Music Festival, a showcase of visual and performance art by the UIW community. The event is at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Seddon Recital Hall. Come for the poetry slam, the sale of original art and jewelry and a variety of musical performances. The Choral Coffeehouse will offer homemade baked goods and beverages for sale. All events will be held on the first floor of the Bennack Music Center. All performances are free to all. For info, contact Jean Loden at (210) 832-3211 or

Guest Artist Series
The UIW Department of Music is hosting this free event from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28, in the Seddon Recital Hall. The department invites guest artist Dr. Domonic Dousa, pianist and composer, to perform with vocalist Dr. Orit Amy Eylon, associate professor of music. Listen to a compilation of Dousa’s work including “From A Child’s Garden” “Dream Land” and “Elegy” and “Evocations from the Plains.” For info, contact Dr. Orit Amy Eylon at (210) 829-3858 or

Department News

2017 international hangul day

The Office of International Affairs, UIW exchange students and former study abroad students hosted Hangul Day in the Student Engagement Center Wednesday, Oct.4. They celebrated the South Korean tradition with food, music, giveaways and a photo booth. Pictured above are (left to right) Jacqueline Kennedy, European Study Center program assistant, Austin Pershing, coordinator of sister school partnerships, Alanna Taylor, study abroad coordinator, and Mayur Dullabh, student.

Fall 2017 DASH Training Sessions
The Office of Institutional Research has several DASH training opportunities this Fall 2017 semester in the Mabee Library, Room 230. These sessions are open to individuals who are interested in accessing DASH but haven't had DASH training. Even if you had DASH training in the past, these sessions will be helpful if you need a refresher on the basics. We will cover navigation, the functionalities of the system, as well as show you a report or two as examples of the kinds of information found in DASH. 

  • 2 p.m., Friday, Oct 13
  • 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24
  • 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 10
  • 3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 30

Please click on the link to view this invitation and to sign up for a session. Signing up ensures that your log-in will be active during the training session. For questions, contact Erika Pompa at (210) 832-2169 or

Family Violence Prevention Services Drive
UIW’s Women’s and Gender Studies is taking donations through Sunday, Oct. 15, for the Family Violence Prevention Services. Consider donating:

  • Women’s underwear
  • Diapers sizes 5 and 6
  • Baby formula (Similac Advance and others)
  • Toiletries
  • Blankets
  • Children’s clothes

Donations can be dropped off in the Administration Building, Room 351, Agnese-Sosa, Room 101 (located on the seventh floor), or Bonilla Science Hall, Room 307. For info, contact Dr. LuElla D’Amico at (210) 283-5061 or

Halloween Annual “Trick or Treating” Visit to UIW
The Ettling Center for Civic Leadership & Sustainability in collaboration with UIW’s University Preparatory Programs will be hosting little princesses, ghosts, superheroes, pirates and minions from St. Anthony’s Catholic School and St. Peter Prince of the Apostles School beginning at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31, in the Kelso Art Center. If you would like your department, office or organization to be part of the “walking trail of treats”, please contact Yesenia Caloca at (210) 283-6423 or

Community News

2017 Employee Campaign
The Employee Campaign brings together faculty, staff and administration who combine their efforts to chart the course for a brighter future for our students and our University community as a whole.

Your gift nurtures the philanthropic spirit of UIW and enhances quality to build on UIW's standard of excellence.  It is never about the size of the gift, but the power of the combined efforts. Every gift makes a difference in shaping the professional and personal lives of our students. 

Visit the Employee Campaign webpage to give online. For more info, contact the Development Office at (210) 829-6013.

Bereavement Notice – Alvarez
Juan Alvarez, UIW shuttle driver, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 3.  He was a dear co-worker, well-loved and will be sorely missed. A public viewing will be from 5 – 9 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 8, at Mission Funeral Home (520 N General McMullen, 78228). The funeral procession will depart the funeral home at 9 a.m., Monday, Oct. 9. for the Mass at 10 a.m. The Mass will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church (159 Camino Santa Maria, 78228). Burial will follow at San Fernando Cemetery III (1735 Cupples Rd., 78226). Please keep Juan and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Bereavement Notice – Baker 
Dr. James Baker, assistant professor of English, is mourning the loss of his father, Arthur E. “Gene” Baker. Services were held Monday, Oct. 2, in Conroe, Texas. To leave condolences to the family, visit Please keep Dr. Baker and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Bereavement Notice – Sarate
Valerie Vargas, academic advisor for EAP, is mourning the loss of her grandfather, Justo Sarate.  A viewing will be held all day Monday, Oct. 9 at Funeral Caring (6539 Bandera Rd., 78238) with a Rosary Mass in the evening.  The Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 10, at La Virgen de San Juan de los Lagos at (3231 El Paso St., 78207). Please keep Valerie and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

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.

Athletics News

Wizard of Oz Synchronized Swimming Spectacular
The UIW Synchronized Swimming team is hosting their annual fundraiser: a water show and silent auction in the Barshop Natatorium. The first event is 3:30 – 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, and the second event is 3:30 – 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 22. This year's theme is "The Wizard of Oz." For info, contact (210) 872-2578 or

Tickets on Sale: Annual Wild Game Dinner
Enjoy the annual UIW Men’s Basketball Wild Game Dinner in style in the new Student Engagement Center Ballroom. The annual soiree is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4. Doors open at 6 p.m. Along with dinner, guest speakers will be University President, Dr. Thomas Evans, and Director of Athletics, Dr. Brian Wickstrom. Valet parking will be available and food and liquor will be served. Patrons must be 21 or older to attend. Individual tickets to the event is $50 and a table of eight costs $500. The deadline to purchase tickets is Monday, Oct. 30. Please visit For questions or more information, please contact Curtis at

Top Stories

Upcoming Home Games
Oct. 6: Men’s Soccer vs. Utah Valley, Benson Stadium, 7 p.m.
Oct. 7: Cross Country Invitational, Live Oak City Park
Oct. 8: Men’s Soccer vs. Seattle, Benson Stadium, 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 12: Volleyball vs. Stephen F. Austin, McDermott Center, 7 p.m.
Oct. 14: Volleyball vs. Lamar, McDermott Center, 11 a.m.
Oct. 14: Football vs. Lamar, Benson Stadium, 6 p.m.
Oct. 20: Women’s Soccer vs. Stephen F. Austin, Benson Stadium, 5 p.m.
Oct. 20: Men’s Soccer vs. San Jose State, Benson Stadium, 7p.m.
Oct. 21: Synchronized Swimming Water Show, Barshop Natatorium, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 22: Synchronized Swimming Water Show, Barshop Natatorium, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 22: Women’s Soccer vs. Sam Houston, Benson Stadium, 11 a.m.
Oct. 22: Men’s Soccer vs. CSU Bakersfield, Benson Stadium, 1p.m.
Oct. 27: Swimming & Diving vs. Trinity, Barshop Natatorium (TIME TBA)
Oct. 27: Women’s Soccer vs. Abilene Christian, Benson Stadium, 7 p.m.
Oct. 28: Volleyball vs. HBU, McDermott Center, 11 a.m.
Oct. 28: Football vs. Nicholls, Benson Stadium, 2 p.m.

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

Faculty Focus   

Call for Presentations for the October Season of Justice, Peace and Care of Creation
You are invited to contribute presentations on themes of justice, peace, and care of creation for the “October Season of Justice, Peace and Care of Creation” including Peace Day. For examples from the last nine years, see this link.  For submission info, see this link. Programs preparing for the Tricentennial are also welcome. For further info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at

Faculty Advisor Workshops 
The University Advising Center will be holding Faculty Advising Workshops in the SEC, Room 3142 for main campus undergraduate faculty advisors designed to provide valuable information that will ease the advising process. The first session is from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 10. The second session is from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11. To try and better accommodate your teaching schedule, we will be offering a workshop every hour on the hour. Please RSVP to Janie Rios at In appreciation for your participation in our workshop, you will receive a $50 stipend.

Reflection: Increasing the Learning in Experiential Learning
The Center for Teaching and Learning and the Ettling Center for Civic Engagement & Sustainability are hosting this workshop in the Admin. Bldg., Room 212, at 8 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11, with breakfast. During this interactive session, participants will try out a series of strategies—both oral and written—for reflection.  A gift card will be given at each session. Register here. For info, contact (210) 283-6359 or

Faculty Night at the Theatre & See FASA Exhibit
Faculty Mentoring invites you to reserve your tickets for Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons at 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13, in the Cheever Theatre. UIW students, faculty and staff may attend free of charge by presenting their valid ID. For info, contact Chrissie Young at (210) 829-3810 or Other Adults: $12, Seniors: $9, Non-UIW Students: $8.  Come early and enjoy the Fiber Artists of San Antonio Exhibit Opening in the Kelso Fine Arts Gallery starting at 6 pm.  Contact Faculty Mentoring at

The “Reacting to the Past” Special Interest Group
The Center for Teaching and Learning hosts this workshop in the Admin. Bldg., Room 212, at 12 p.m., Monday, Oct. 16, with lunch, and at 12 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 2, with lunch. It’s always good to have friends, but especially when trying to do something new.  If you are implementing Reacting to the Past in a class—or just thinking about doing so—join like-minded faculty for lunch and conversation.  While each session will begin with a short presentation on some topic related to this teaching approach, conversation will be the main event.  Register here. For info, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or

Using Videos with a Purpose: EdPuzzle
The Center for Teaching and Learning hosts this workshop in the Admin. Bldg., Room 212, at 12 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25, with lunch, and at 1:30 p.m.., Friday, Oct. 27. Participants will see examples of EdPuzzle at work and create their own interactive video.  If convenient, bring a device and a link to a digital video you’d like to work with—something from YouTube is fine.  One person at each session will win a clicker. Register here. For info, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359

Making Larger Classes Work 
The Center for Teaching and Learning hosts this workshop in the Admin. Bldg., Room 212, at 12 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30, with lunch, and at 12 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31, with lunch. Participants will learn simple ways to make the most of large classes by building a sense of community and by increasing students’ active engagement with the material. Register here. For info, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or

For Your Students   

Career Services Open House & Tour
The Office of Career Services is hosting an open house from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the SEC, Room 3030. Meet and greet the Career Services staff and learn more about the new resources they offer. Light refreshments will be provided. For info, contact Michelle McWilliams at (210) 829-3931 or

Brainpower Connection

Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at

Visit Incarnate Word High School at  

Visit St. Anthony Catholic School at

Visit St. Peter Prince of Apostles Catholic School at


Top Five Ways to Plug-In and Partner with Women’s Global Connection
Women's Global Connection is immensely grateful for our ongoing strong partnerships with the UIW community.  The flyer in this link provides an introduction to the top five ways to plug-in and partner with us to promote the learning and leadership of women and girls locally and globally. Travel, research, learning presentations, interns & volunteers, and fundraising are great ways that we can work together for the benefit of others. For info, contact (210) 828-2224 or

Women in the Changing World of Work Gala
Women’s Global Connection (WGC) invites you to support their 2017 Women in the Changing World of Work Gala as they celebrate WGC’s 16 years of empowering women and girls locally and globally. The gala is from 6 – 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12, in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. Individual tickets are $75 and a table of 8 is $600. Tickets can be purchased online here, or you can send a check in Campus Mail (CPO #1228) with your name, email address and phone number. For questions, please contact the WGC office at (210) 828-2224, or

Third Friday Birding 
Come take a leisurely walk through the Headwaters Sanctuary with one of our birding specialists at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 20. 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. Please make a reservation at

UTSA Concert Choir and Chamber Singers
The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word are hosting a concert featuring the UTSA Concert Choir and Chamber Singers at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 22, in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. The concert will be under the direction of Dr. John Silantien. For info, contact Sr. Mary Henry at (210) 828-2224 or  

2017 ccvi tai chi chih

T'ai Chi Chih Retreat: Joy Through Movement
The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word are hosting this retreat from Thursday, Nov. 2, through Sunday, Nov. 5, in the ICC. This retreat is an opportunity for beginners to learn T'ai Chi Chih and for students and teachers to deepen their understanding and experience of T'ai Chi Chih. The Retreat begins on Thursday afternoon with check-in at the ICC starting at 3 p.m.; TCC Intro & Practice at 5 p.m.; light dinner at 6 p.m. It concludes on Sunday after lunch. The fee is $280 per person. Fee includes eight meals from dinner Thursday through lunch Sunday excluding Saturday's dinner on the famous San Antonio Riverwalk (separate checks). The registration form can be found here. For info, contact Sr. Alice Holden at (210) 787-8476 or


Our thoughts and prayers go to:

  • Dr. Hector Perez (Associate Professor of English) and his wife, Velma & family on the recent loss of her mother, Estella S. Afanador.
  • Dr. James Baker (Assistant Professor of English) & family on the recent loss of his father, Arthur E. “Gene” Baker.
  • Gary Henry (UIW Board of Trustees) and his wife, Jana & family on the recent loss of her mother, Carol Ann Gray.
  • The family of Aida L. Guerrero (MA ’79) on her recent death.
  • Jim Hutcherson & family on the recent loss of his wife, Patricia Ernst Hutcherson (MBA ’85).
  • Lee Mueller & family on the recent loss of his wife, Julie Sutton Mueller (IWHS ’60).
  • Andrea M. Pena (BA ’07) & family on the recent loss of her grandmother, Margaret Elizondo Pena (BS ’45).

The University of the Incarnate Word provides reasonable accommodation with adequate notice. To request disability accommodation for events listed in this newsletter, visit