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Virgen de Guadalupe lecture

On Wednesday, Oct 18, UIW welcomed Dr. Timothy Matovina, chair of the Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, to Our Lady's Chapel. Dr. Matovina presented a lecture titled  “The Virgin of Guadalupe in History and Tradition" that surveyed different theologies and understanding of the Virgin of Guadalupe tradition, from colonial origins to the present. Pictured L-R  Dr. Julie Miller, religious studies chair; Sr. Walter Maher, CCVI, vice president of Mission and Ministry; Dr. Timothy Matovina, Rev. Dr. Trevor Alexander, Protestant chaplain; Dr. Kevin Vichcales, dean of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences and Dr. Horacio Vela III, assistant professor of religious studies. 

Mission

Our Lady’s Chapel Services

All are welcome. 

  • Noon Mass, Monday – Friday.  Noon mass is cancelled today for Fall break. 
  • Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. in Our Lady's Chapel located in the Administration Building
  • 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

The 2017 Season of Peace, Justice, & Care of Creation at the UIW will be celebrated on Oct. 25. Events are free and open to the public. For a complete list click here: UIW 2017 Peace Day Celebration.

  • Creative Writing: Empathy as a Means to Peace

Dr. David Armstrong, assistant professor of English and Creative Writing, will give a short reading at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25 in the Student Engagement Center, room 2030-2.  The event will also allow for questions and conversation regarding creative writing as a way of championing peace in the world. If you are a creative writer (or would like to be), this is also an opportunity to ask questions about getting your work out to a larger audience and discuss craft concerns regarding empathy and the imagination. For more information, contact Dr. David Armstrong at darmstro@uiwtx.edu

  • Nazi Racial Policy, 1933-1945: From Persecution to Extermination

Dr. Roger Barnes, UIW professor of Sociology, will examine Nazi policies on Jews and other "undesirables" before and during WW II at noon, Wednesday, Oct. 25 in the Student Engagement Center, room 2030-2.  He will explore how stereotyping, stigmatization, and hate fueled the Holocaust. Finally, the audience will be invited to explore how some of these forces are manifest in today's society.  The Student Dietetic Association will provide a free soup lunch. Contact: Dr. Roger Barnes at barnes@uiwtx.edu. This is a UIW Interfaith Literacy and Service event http://uiw.edu/eccl/interfaithiteracyandservice/

  • Gilgamesh as Call to Action: Feminism, Marxism, and Moral Agency in the World

Dr. Benjamin C. Miele, UIW assistant professor of English will present • Gilgamesh as Call to Action: Feminism, Marxism, and Moral Agency in the World at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25 in the Student Engagement Center, room 2030-2. The Epic of Gilgamesh, an Akkadian poem that originated in the area now called Iraq about 4500 years ago is considered the earliest great work of literature. Dr. Miele will present on the relevance of Gilgamesh to our own time and how feminist and Marxian readings of that ancient epic can inform ethical decision-making in the present. Contact: Dr. Benjamin Miele at miele@uiwtx.edu

  • Would you have tried to stop the Jewish Holocaust? What are you doing in the face of Rohingya Crisis now?

An outbreak of violence against a Muslim group called Rohingyas in Burma (Myanmar) started in 2012. Many have been killed or displaced and this has led to more than 500,000 terrified Rohingya refugees fleeing and going to Bangladesh. Dr. Lopita Nath, assistant professor of History, will lead a panel considering this crisis and the call to respond at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25 in the Student Engagement Center, room 2030-2. For more information contact: Dr. Lopita Nath at nath@uiwtx.edu.

  • 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 hvela@uiwtx.edu.

  • UIW English Department Faculty Reading

The UIW English Department presents a reading to celebrate the publication of Dr. Armstrong's two new books, Reiterations and Missives From the Green Campaign. The event is from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25 in the Special Collections Room. The event will also feature selected readings from UIW Creative Writing students.  A vegetarian reception will follow. For more information, contact Dr. David Armstrong at (210) 829-3886 or darmstro@uiwtx.edu

 

Homecoming 2017The deadline to register for events has been extended until Monday, Oct. 23. For a complete list of all homecoming events, to RSVP or to purchase tickets visit: Homecoming 2017 Events

UIW Homecoming Banquet
The Alumni & Parent Associations are excited to announce the inaugural UIW Homecoming Banquet.  This is event is open to all UIW staff, students, parents, alumni and friends! Enjoy a delicious dinner, meet UIW president, Dr. Thomas Evans & dance the night away with your fellow Cardinals! Tickets are $35 per person and are available at www.uiwalumni.org/HC2017. Deadline to purchase tickets is Monday, Oct. 23.

2017 Employee Alumni Lunch 
Are you a UIW graduate who also works at UIW? If so, please join the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at a special luncheon in your honor to kick-off Homecoming 2017. The annual appreciation luncheon will be hosted at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, in the McCracken House large conference room. Lunch will be served from La Madeline, and is free. Please  RSVP by Monday, Oct. 23. To RSVP or notify the office of food allergies, please contact Mercedes Moreno at mjmoreno@uiwtx.edu. 

Homecoming-Alumni Memorial Mass  
University Mission and Ministry cordially invites the community to the Homecoming-Alumni Memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 29 in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. This annual remembrance of our departed alumni and Sisters concludes with a brief prayer in the Sisters' cemetery and has been a beautiful tradition of current UIW family honoring those who have gone before them. For more information, please contact Brenda Dimas at dimas@uiwtx.edu or (210) 829-3128.

Trunk or Treat 
The Office of Alumni & Parent Relations invites you and your family to enjoy a ghoulish good time at the 2017 Trunk or Treat which is set for 5 – 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct 29 at the McCracken House. Participants are encouraged to come in costume, bring a bag, collect treats from “trunk” to “trunk” and enjoy a tour of the Haunted House appropriate for children of all ages. For details, contact Mercedes Moreno at (210) 805-3595 or by email at mjmoreno@uiwtx.edu.

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 moshiri@uiwtx.edu.

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 eylon@uiwtx.edu.


Department News

Cardinal Wellness

The Nursing Cardinal Wellness Center was recognized as a 2017 HPV Immunization Champion at the “Practical Strategies for Protecting Our Community from HPV-Related Cancers” event sponsored by the Immunization Partnership and the City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District. The continuing education event took place on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 at the UTSA downtown campus. The Nursing Cardinal Wellness Center was one of six clinics in San Antonio recognized as HPV Immunization Champions. The event included speakers addressing the epidemic of HPV-related cancers, the importance of improving HPV vaccination rates, and strategies to improve rates in South Texas. The immunization champions were described as partners who work hard in their clinics and communities to increase the HPV coverage levels and incorporate quality improvement strategies to make sure adolescents are protected against vaccine-preventable diseases and HPV related cancers.  In attendance to accept this award were Leticia M. Ybarra MSN, RN, FNP-BC, nursing instructor and Maria Medina-Calvo, BSN, RN, DNP student. Ms. Medina-Calvo’s DNP project at the Nursing Cardinal Wellness Center included a quality improvement project to increase the HPV rates at the clinic. Mrs. Ybarra served as her mentor during this project.

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 ldamico@uiwtx.edu.

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 20
  • 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 sanmigue@uiwtx.edu

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 ormartines@uiwtx.edu.

Qualitative Research Week 2017 
Qualitative Research Week at UIW, scheduled for Oct 26 – 28, entails a series of workshops, meetings and special sessions in regularly scheduled classes that allow us to highlight how qualitative inquiry can open teachers, students and community actors to new ways of seeing and understanding the world, and new ways of engaging in processes of learning and change together. This series, presented by the Dreeben School of Education, is free for UIW Members and $50 for non-UIW Members.  To register click here: Qualitative Research Week Registration. For details, contact Dr. Alfredo Ortiz at (210) 805-2545 or at alortiz1@uiwtx.edu.

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 caloca@uiwtx.edu.

Feik School of Pharmacy Charity Open – Student price reduced 
Students of the Feik School of Pharmacy are hosting a golf tournament at The Republic Golf Club to benefit Christian Senior Services Meals on Wheels San Antonio at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 28. The event is $80-$100 and is open to anyone that wants to support this great organization. The student price has been reduced to $70 per player with team registration which ends on Oct. 21.Registration includes: four-man scramble tournament, breakfast, lunch buffet, drinks, $20 replay coupon, unlimited range balls and the opportunity to win prizes. For info, contact Damian Kaiser at (817) 751-3971 or dkaiser@student.uiwtx.edu.


Community News

Dissertation Defense - Sr. Eucharia

Sr. Eucharia Gomba, PhD candidate in Education, defended her dissertation titled "Child-headed Households in Rural Zimbabwe: Perceptions of Shona Orphaned Children" on Tuesday, Oct. 17. Pictured is Sr. Eucharia with Dr. Judith Beauford, the chair of her dissertation committee.

Dissertation Defense - Carbajal

Darlene Carbajal, Ph.D., candidate in Education, defended her dissertation titled "Spirituality in a Faith-based Institution: Faculty Experiences of Facilitating the Spiritual Development of Students," on Wednesday, Oct. 18. Pictured L-R are Sr. martha Ann Kirk, CCVI, dissertation committee chair is Dr. Sharon Herbers, Darlene Carbajal and Dr. Alison Buck, Women's Global Connection associate director.  

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. 

Gary Wayne Boyd Dissertation Defense 
Gary Wayne Boyd will present a public defense of his dissertation on Monday, Oct. 23, at 4 pm in Gorman Business and Education Building, Room 120. Gary's dissertation is titled "The Impact of Lean Startup Theory Upon Local Business Entrepreneurs." His dissertation committee chair is Dr. Noah Kasraie. For more information, contact Duncan Hayse at (210) 829-2758 or hayse@uiwtx.edu

UIW Admissions Event for Adult Student 
The UIW community is invited to an Extended Academic Programs Admissions Event for Adults at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry (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. Apply in person and bring your transcripts for an evaluation. Door prizes and light refreshments provided. RSVP at (210) 757-0202 or eapadmission@uiwtx.edu. Visit www.adulted.UIW.edu/rsvp to learn more.

TRiO Student Support Services 
TRiO's annual Cup Runneth Over project is now accepting donations from UIW and the larger community. TRiO partners with SAMMinistries to donate filled mugs to our local San Antonio citizens who are in need. Trio is collecting travel size toiletry items including soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, mugs, and individual packets of hot chocolate and tea bags. These items can be dropped off at any location where donation boxes are located on campus, at out office SEC 3145, or call 210-805-5812 for donations to be picked up by a staff member. Location stations include: SEC Welcome Center, Ettling Center, Library, Nursing building, Campus Life office, Campus Ministries, and SEC 3145.

Biometric Health Screenings 
As part of your Aetna health insurance, Quest Diagnostics will be providing free biometric screenings at UIW on Thursday November 2, 2017. If you were screened in January when Quest was on campus, please be advised that you will not be able to schedule another screening this calendar year. The biometric screening is only available to UIW employees with current Aetna insurance. The deadline to schedule your appointment is October 20, 2017. Please call 1-855-623-9355 for scheduling.

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 vanvleck@uiwtx.edu.

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 https://commerce.cashnet.com/U006. For questions or more information, please contact Curtis at bcurtis@uiwtx.edu.

Top Stories

Upcoming Home Games

October:

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.

November: 

Nov. 3 - Swimming vs. UT-Permian Basin - Ann Barshop Natatorium (Time TBA) 
Nov. 3 - Men's Soccer vs. UT-Rio Grande Valley - Benson Stadium (Senior Day; 7 p.m.) 
Nov. 9 - Volleyball vs. Abilene Christian - McDermott Center (7 p.m.) 
Nov. 10 - Men's Basketball vs. Southwestern - McDermott Center (7 p.m.) 
Nov. 11 - Volleyball vs. Sam Houston - McDermott Center (Senior Day; 11 a.m.) 
Nov. 11 - Football vs. Central Arkansas - Benson Stadium (Military Appreciation; 6 p.m.) 
Nov. 13 - Men's Basketball vs. Trinity - McDermott Center (7 p.m.) 
Nov. 15 - Women's Basketball vs. Texas State - McDermott Center (6 p.m.) 
Nov. 16 - Football vs. Prairie View A&M - Benson Stadium (Senior Day; 6 p.m.) 
Nov. 17 - Men's Basketball vs. McMurry - McDermott Center (7 p.m.)
Nov. 20 - Women's Basketball vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor - McDermott Center (6 p.m.) 
Nov. 22 - Men's Basketball vs. Loyola Marymount - McDermott Center (7 p.m.) 
Nov. 29 - Women's Basketball vs. UMass - McDermott Center (6 p.m.)

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


Faculty Focus   


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 orkallwein@uiwtx.edu.

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 kallwein@uiwtx.edu.


For Your Students   

11th Annual Research Week - Call for Abstracts 
The Office of Research and Graduate Studies is accepting abstracts now through Nov. 12 for the 11th Annual Research Week. Presentation categories include poster presentations, podium presentations, performing arts, visual arts, interactive demos, Three Minute Thesis (3MT®), and the Faculty Service Learning Showcase. As we enter into our 11th year and the San Antonio Tricentennial, join us as we celebrate “A History of Mission Driven Scholarship” the week of February 19-23, 2018 at the Student Engagement Center. Submit abstract online at https://uiw.submittable.com/submit. For details contact, Dr. Trinidad Macias at (210) 805-2539 or by email at trmacias@uiwtx.edu.

Qualitative Research Week 2017 
Qualitative Research Week at UIW, scheduled for Oct 26 – 28, entails a series of workshops, meetings and special sessions in regularly scheduled classes that allow us to highlight how qualitative inquiry can open teachers, students and community actors to new ways of seeing and understanding the world, and new ways of engaging in processes of learning and change together. This series, presented by the Dreeben School of Education, is free for UIW Members and $50 for non-UIW Members.  To register click here: Qualitative Research Week Registration. For details, contact Dr. Alfredo Ortiz at (210) 805-2545 or at alortiz1@uiwtx.edu.


Brainpower Connection

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

St. Anthony Catholic High School - Blood and Bone Marrow Drive 
SACHS will host a blood and bone marrow drive on Wednesday, Oct 25 from 9 a.m., to 3 p.m., in the SACHS library.  All it takes is a swab of your cheeks to be added to the bone marrow registry.  Donate blood and save a life. Donations will benefit the Be the Match and the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center. Henry Garcia at (210) 832-3296 or hagarcia@uiwtx.edu

SACHS 4th Annual Spaghetti Dinner  
All are invited to enjoy the 4th annual St. Anthony Catholic High School Spaghetti Dinner, at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25. The SACHS café will be transformed into a beautiful dining experience with music provided by our very own, Matthew Riojas. Come join in fellowship and enjoy great food. Tickets are $6 and to go containers will be available. Proceeds benefit SACHS Mission & Ministry. For tickets contact Rosi Cortez, Mission & Ministry director at rpcortez@uiwtx.edu.

Visit Incarnate Word High School at www.incarnatewordhs.org

IWHS Fall Open House 
Incarnate Word High School will hold a Fall Open House, from 9 a.m., - noon, Saturday, Oct 21., Be it our unique schedule, strong academic programs, competitive athletic programs, numerous club and extracurricular program offerings, enriching fine arts program or the sense of sisterhood that has existed for 135 years, there is truly something for everyone at Incarnate Word. For admission information contact Debbie Quinones, Director of Admissions at (210) 829-3123 or by email at IWHSEnroll@uiwtx.edu

IWHS Flu Shot Clinic 
The University of the Incarnate Word has partnered with Health Texas Medical Group to provide free flu shots for all full-time employees.  The IWHS Flu Shot Clinic is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Library Conference Room. If you do not have insurance, no worries, the University will pay for your flu shot. Please bring your photo ID and insurance card (if applicable) with you. For more information contact Brenda Mata at (210) 832-2195 or by email at bmata@uiwtx.edu

Visit St. Anthony Catholic School at http://www.stanthonysa.org.

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


Miscellaneous

 

VH Fiesta Medal

The Visitation House Ministries 2018 Fiesta Medal is here. Supplies are limited.  Reserve it now! Medals can be picked up at Visitation House, 945 W. Huisache, for a suggested donation of $10. The design presents the ministry logo of the Visitation, featuring Mary and Elizabeth. Proceeds benefit homeless and poor women and their children. Visitation House is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. Call Cynthia Bossard at (210) 735-6910 or email cynthia.bossard@amormeus.org for more info.

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 wgc.mabuck@gmail.com.

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 HIWReservation@amormeus.org.

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 mary.henry@amormeus.org.  

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 alicemholden@gmail.com.


Bereavement

Our thoughts and prayers go to:

  • Becky Wells, Paul Aschbacher, Jr. and Jeffery J. Aschbacher & their families on the recent loss of their father, Paul David Aschbacher, Sr. (Former UIW Development Board, member & chair).
  • Elaine Clark & family on the recent loss of her husband, Roger William Clark (Feik School of Pharmacy Admissions/Recruiting).
  • Dr. A. Jack Lewis, Jr. (UIW Emeriti Board of Trustees, Hon. Ph.D. ‘12) on the recent loss of his wife; Liza & Jack (UIW Board of Trustees) Lewis III & family on the recent loss of his mother, Dr. Peggy Wolff Lewis (UIW Emeriti Board of Trustees, Hon. Ph.D. ‘12).
  • Marly West & family on the recent loss of her granddaughter, Miranda M. West (current UIW 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.