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Dr. Glenn James, Bob Cruise and Dr. Agnese welcomed the new Constance and Miriam Jachler Jones Chair in the School of Math, Science and Engineering at the endowment signing on Tuesday.
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Our Lady’s Chapel Services
All are welcome.
- Noon Mass, Monday – Thursday. Less than 30 minutes
- Spanish Mass at noon on Fridays
- Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m.
- Sunday Mass at 8 p.m.
- Liturgy of the Hours evening prayer at 5 p.m. every Wednesday
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For more information about Commencement, contact the Registrar’s Office at 829-6006.
- The Baccalaureate Mass for all candidates will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7, in the Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center.
- Commencement for all doctorate and master’s degrees will be at 7 p.m. Friday, May 6 in the Convocation Center.
- Commencement for all bachelor’s degrees will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7 at Gayle & Tom Benson Stadium.
Dr. Lopita Nath (far left) and Dr. Lydia Andrade (far right) listened to presentations from their Politics and Culture of India and History of India classes.
Gracie Padilla (right), captain for the Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions Komen Race for the Cure team, was part of a group of UIW nursing students and faculty members at the race.
Extended Academic Programs (EAP) held its first Honor’s Convocation on Saturday. Nine outstanding students from both the School of Extended Studies and the Virtual University were honored for their excellence in individual major areas. In addition, the EAP inducted eight students into the EAP co-chapter of Delta Mu Delta and 36 students into the newest honorary society on campus, Alpha Sigma Lambda (ASL). ASL is the adult student national honor society. Above, Vince Porter, dean of the School of Extended Studies, congratulates Jeffrey Hancock, one of the ASL inductees.
Las Vegas Night
Tickets are now on sale for the UIW Athletics Department’s Las Vegas Night on Friday, May 13 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. and games start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $50 per person. Attire is business casual and you must be 21 or older to attend. UIW athletes with remaining eligibility are not permitted. For more information, contact Lisa Townzen at 210-829-2722.
The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word invite you to an organ concert at 3 p.m. June 5 in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word.San Antonio organist Mary Ann Winden, assisted by the Cor d’Amici Singers and the Chapel Boychoir of San Antonio, will present “Angels and Alleluias on Ascension Sunday,” which will include music by Reger, Stanford, Vittoria, Philips, de lasso, J.S. Bach and other composers. This concert is the fourth in the series of dedicatory concerts for the new Schoenstein organ. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sr. Eilish Ryan at 210-829-3871.
Technology Advances in Healthcare: Transforming Education and Practice
Join the inaugural South Texas symposium to bring together educators, clinicians and hospital administrators to foster academic-practice partnerships and share best teaching practices that includes the diverse ways that students learn. The symposium will emphasize various ways to prepare educators and students for effective, appropriate and safe use of technology in healthcare. The goal is to increase participants’ knowledge and ability to integrate emerging technology into the classroom and clinical practice. The symposium will be June 9-10 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Skyroom. For more information, visit http://www.uiw.edu/circle/circleevents.html or contact Dr. Ramona Parker at 210-829-3993 or email@example.com.
Workshop in Pastoral Music
The Pastoral Institute at University of the Incarnate Word invites you to the 16th annual Workshop in Pastoral Music with a focus on the new Roman Missal with Dr. J. Michael McMahon. Check in is at 6 p.m. Friday, June 17, with the program from 7-9 p.m. Friday in Our Lady’s Chapel at UIW, and from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18 in the Heritage Hall at the Village at Incarnate Word. Early registration (through May 23) costs $40 per person for the full workshop, Friday evening only $15 and Saturday single sessions $15 per person. For more information, contact Sr. Eilish Ryan at 210-829-3871.
Vatican II Fifty Years Later Conference
The year 2012 will mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council. In preparation for this anniversary, we will examine how we have been doing with the task put before us: What have we done well and what still has not been fully implemented? In a world that seems to be slowly turning away from God, the Vatican II documents provide some specific ways by which teachers and ministers can cooperate with the Holy Spirit in stirring up the flames of faith that are necessary for conversion during this new “springtime of faith” mentioned by Pope John Paul II. The conference will be Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and all sessions will be held in Marian Hall Ballroom. The cost is $50 for the full conference (or $55 after June 10) and individual sessions cost $20 (or $22 after June 10). For more information, contact Sr. Eilish Ryan at (210) 829-3871.
UIW Welcome Week Concert
Join your friends for this great Welcome Week event featuring The Spazmatics. The Spazmatics are one of the hottest bands in Texas and are sure to drop the beat to move your feet, as you sing and dance the night away! Make sure you block the evening of Thursday, Aug. 25 on your calendar to join your friends at this amazing event. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Notification of Events – New Policy – Clarification
To remain compliant with federal law, a new ADA webpage has been created (www.uiw.edu/ada). The new policy regarding event promotion has been created as a result of an effort to remain consistent with the request to provide 5 days notice for accommodations. Thank you for your understanding.
In order to improve coordination and accessibility for university public events, the Office of Public Relations will no longer accept events for promotion submitted fewer than five (5) university working days prior to the date of the event. Events must be submitted to the PR office through the online form found at http://uiw.edu/pr/preventform.html. There will be no exceptions. PR lists events in the Word Today, on the calendar of events on UIW main page, on the plasma screens across campus, on community calendars and to the external public through media advisories. Events not submitted at least five days in advance using the online PR event form will not be accepted for promotion. The new policy will be in effect as of 8 a.m. Monday, May 16, 2011.
Blackboard & Office 2010 Summer Training Schedule
The UIW department of Instructional Technology is offering faculty and staff the opportunity to update their Blackboard and Office 2010 skills. All class will be held in Room G16 of the Mabee Library. Space is limited, so register soon. Email registration requests to Terry Peak at email@example.com.
Blackboard Collaborate - Introductory Course
9-10 a.m. May 16-18, May 26, Aug. 8, 10, 15, 16
Blackboard Collaborate is a virtual classroom solution with audio, video, application sharing and content display capabilities. Instructors may capture and archive lectures for future playback through Blackboard. The introductory course provides an overview of the basic features and benefits.
Blackboard Collaborate - Advanced Course
1-2 p.m. May 16-18, May 26, Aug. 8, 10, 15, 16
The advanced course will be taught online. Participants will plan, design, and present a session. Attendees will also critique the session of their colleagues.
Blackboard Grade Center
9-10 a.m. May 23, Aug. 11, 18
1-2 p.m. May 19, Aug. 9
The Grade Center can record data, monitor student progress and communicate information to students. It is also a valuable tool to assist with making informed decisions to take action to promote student progress.
Blackboard Assessment and Content Management
9-10 a.m. May 19, Aug. 9
1-2 p.m. Aug. 18
Content Areas contain a variety of learning materials such as tests, assignments and other downloadable content that instructors use to present information relevant to their courses.
Microsoft Office 2010 Tips and Tricks
9-11 a.m. June 6-9
Improve your knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook 2010 by attending this four-day session. On Thursday, attendees will be invited to share their own “secrets” to getting the most out of Office 2010.
Summer 2011 Faculty Training Series
The UIW Department of Instructional Technology is offering faculty and staff the opportunity to learn from their colleagues. Faculty members will present one- and two-hour classes highlighting how they integrate technology into their courses. All class will be held in Room G16 of the Mabee Library. Space is limited, so register soon. Email registration requests to Terry Peak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- May 24, 9-10 a.m. – ARTSTOR – Professor Mitchell will demonstrate how to create image files and make visual presentations from the ARTSTOR database
- May 25, 9-10 a.m. – Google Forms – Dr. Pat Burr will use Google Forms to create in-class student surveys. Better than clickers! Please open a Gmail account before class.
- May 26, 10-11 a.m. – Hybrid Learning: Lessons Learned and Best Practices – Dr. Pat Lonchar and Dr. Mary Beth Swofford share their experiences, successes and best practices with instructors who want to teach using hybrid learning tools.
- May 26, 2-3 p.m. – Blackboard Collaborate: Tips and Tricks – Dr. Noah Kasraie will share his tips for successfully integrating Wimba Classroom (aka Blackboard Collaborate) with his course curriculum.
- Aug. 10, 10-11 a.m. – Hybrid Learning: Lessons Learned and Best Practices – Dr. Pat Lonchar and Dr. Mary Beth Swofford share their experiences, successes and best practices with instructors who want to teach using hybrid learning tools.
- Aug. 17, 1-2 p.m. – Social Networking as a Teaching Tool – Dr. Marcos Oliveira explains how he incorporates text messaging and Facebook into teaching and learning. He will relate his knowledge of Pharmacy students’ perceptions on different social media practices.
- Aug. 19, 9-11 a.m. – Microsoft Photo Story 4 – Dr. Annette Craven and Dr. Esmeralda De Los Santos will demonstrate the use of Microsoft Photo Story to integrate photos, music and voice recording into a media file documentary of fact-finding trips, which are then used in the classroom to teach students about other cultures.
Extended Academic Programs Information Session
Are you looking to earn your degree? Our accelerated eight-week terms help students complete a degree and advance in their career with classes online or in convenient classroom locations at night or on the weekend. Learn how to achieve your goals at our information session! Have your transcript evaluated, discover payment and scholarship options, and meet with professors and admissions counselors at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 10 at the ICC. To RSVP, call Julie Weber at 210-832-2100, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.adulted.uiw.edu.
New Help Desk Phone Services
The Information Technology Department now offers 24/7/365 help desk phone services. Contact the help desk via phone: on campus at Ext. 2721; locally at 210-829-2721; or toll-free at 866-614-5043. All calls will be answered by a live technician with an average wait time of 60 seconds. Certified technicians can assist you in resolving login issues and answer your questions about UIW email, Blackboard, Banner and other commonly used applications. Two other methods of contacting the help desk, a chat feature and a new self-service web form, will follow soon. When help desk requests are resolved, you may receive an electronic survey by email. Give your feedback by filling out the survey. Your opinion will help improve future services.
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United SA Federal Credit Union Hours
The Cardinal branch of United SA Federal Credit Union will change its hours during the summer. From May 16 until Aug. 5, the new schedule will be Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Normal hours (Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) will resume Aug. 8.
House of CARDS Update
Find a new time-lapse video of the construction of the House of CARDS solar house at www.uiw.edu/houseofcards.
30 Days to a Greener U: Earth Month Advent Calendar
As you run out of cleaning products in your home, replace them with natural or environmentally friendly cleaning products.
Cardinal Basketball Camp
UIW Cardinal Basketball Camp 2011 works to improve skills through individual instruction, drills, lectures and games. Fundamentals of passing, dribbling and shooting, as well as both individual and team offensive and defensive strategies will be covered by the camp staff. To help break up each day, campers will have access to the pool for a free swim under the supervision of certified lifeguards, and the staff will engage the kids in other team games as well. The first session of camp will be June 27-July 1 and costs $175. The second session will be July 5-8 and costs $120. For more details, contact Brian Curtis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-283-5052.
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To share your news with the UIW community, send your announcements and accomplishments to Ashley Festa at email@example.com.
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The Incarnate Word High School graduation ceremony will be at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 22, in the UIW McDermott Convocation Center. The Baccalaureate service will be at 10 a.m.
Both events are by ticket only.
The St. Anthony Catholic High School graduation ceremony will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 21 in the UIW McDermott Convocation Center. The Baccalaureate service will be at 6 p.m. Friday, May 20 in the St. Anthony Catholic High School Chapel. Both events are by ticket only.
UIW Summer INstitute
UIW invites you to the annual science summer camp for top-performing high school students from June 20 – July 1. During a two-week overnight camp, 20 select students will explore university-level research and get first-hand experience in valuable careers in the health sciences. Rising juniors with a GPA of 3.5 (85%) or better are invited to apply. The cost is $500. For more information, contact Dan Ochoa at (210) 829-2707 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Stella Mallard at (210) 829-2708 or email@example.com.
St. Anthony Alumni Association Summer Fest
The St. Anthony Alumni Association presents Summer Fest will be from noon – 5 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at the St. Anthony Front Field at St. Anthony Catholic High School, 3200 McCullough Ave 78212. Admission is free, but tickets for food, drinks and kids’ activities will be available for sale the day of the event. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Music will be provided by The Brehm’s Band (http://www.thebrehmsband.com), Take Note and SACHS Jazz Band. All proceeds benefit the St. Anthony Alumni Scholarship Fund. For more information, contact Alejandro Calderon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 832-5622.
Visit Incarnate Word High School at www.incarnatewordhs.org.
Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at www.sachs.org.
Visit the UIW Prep website at http://prep.uiw.edu.
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Brainpower Summer Camp Registration
Registration is now open for St. Peter Prince of Apostles School’s Brainpower Summer Camp 2011. Find registrationforms, pictures of previous summers, and more information online at www.brainpowersummercamp.webs.com. Enrollment for the June 6 – Aug. 5 camp is expected to be capped, so get your registration in soon before the camp fills up. This camp is for children ages 18 months – 10 year old. For more information, contact Kirsch Wilberg at 210-845-3706 or email@example.com.
Our prayers and sympathy go to:
- The family of Sr. Mary Margaret Hyland, CCVI (BSN ’55), the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and the entire UIW community on her recent death.
- Helen Bennett (UIW former employee) & family on the recent loss of her husband, Winston R. Bennett (MA ’68).
- Frank Daily (Faculty, Spanish) & family on the recent loss of his mother, Kathleen Anne O’Brien Daily.
- Dora and George F. Dennis, Jr. (UIW Friends) & family on the recent loss of his father, George F. Dennis, Sr. (UIW Friend).
- Carolyn and George Fancher, Jr. & family on the recent loss of his mother, Mattie Stanfield Fancher (BA ’32).
- Sherry and Henry Leeper (UIW Friends) & family on the recent loss of his father, Harry G. Leeper, Sr.
- Eric Martinez & family on the recent loss of his wife, Lisa Marie Duarte Salazar Martinez (BA ’00).
- Sr. Michele O’Brien, CCVI (BS ’67) & family on the recent loss of her brother, Tim O’Brien.
- Ella Mae and Dewitt Phoenix & family on the recent loss of their daughter, Lelar J. Phoenix (BS ’71).
- Jane Sanders Martin (UIW Friend) & family on the recent loss of her mother, Roberta Patrick Sanders.
- Priscilla Johnson (ADCaP Advisor, Corpus Christi) (BBA’03, MBA ’06) & family on the recent loss of her sister, Lynda Beth Walker.
- Julie Nadeau (Faculty, School of Nursing) & family on the recent loss of her father, Arthur Wiggins.
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.
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