Women's History

Women's History Month at the University of the Incarnate Word

Women’s History Month 2016

Learn of Women and Gender Studies at UIW  http://www.uiw.edu/english/wgs/

See the exhibit “Sisters’ Stories: a Living Legacy” created by UIW Religious Studies students doing research in the Archives of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word fall semester.  Reference Room, UIW Library.

imageThe 2016 Incarnate Word Missionaries in Chimbote, Peru: Nicholena Vranicar, Yvonne Moynihan, Kristen Amaro, a 2015 graduate of the UIW.  (left to right).

“Incarnate Word Sisters and Collaborators, a part of women’s history” March 1, Tuesday, 12 noon – 1:15 pm Special Collections Room, Mabee Library.  Learn of the Sisters, their history, and how to join the Sisters http://www.amormeus.org  or the I.W. Missionaries  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4j72BmNBbY  , women, men, single or married, working for a few years among the disadvantaged. Ada Gonzalez who is the Associate Director of Education and Formation for Women’s Global Connection working with the Incarnate Word Missionaries www.iwmissions.org , Sister Marichui Bringas, the Vocation Director for Sisters, Sister Martha Ann Kirk of UIW, and Gabriela Bogran, Mariella Metz-Yeverino, and others who helped create the “Sisters’ Stories” Exhibit  will share. Bring your lunch, drinks and dessert provided.

3- 4:15 pm and repeated 4:30 - 5:45 pm, learn of the Sisters and Missionaries through the beauty of their Chapel and Heritage Center.  Meet at the Chapel of the Incarnate Word with the big steeple. #2 on this map of UIW: http://www.uiw.edu/map/documents/uiwcampusmapland.pdf

Contact for both: Sister Martha Ann Kirk   kirk@uiwtx.edu

 “Women’s Fair,” March 2, Wednesday, 11 am- 2 pm, Cardinal Courtyard behind the Administration Building.  The Fair will feature educational booths from student organizations, UIW offices, research from UIW faculty and students, information about prominent women around the world presented by UIW international students, as well as information about community non-profits and women-run business in San Antonio.   The fair provides a space to learn more about opportunities for women at UIW and in the community as well as give attendees a chance to find out more about volunteering and fundraising for women’s causes.  Contact: Ms. Priyangana Risal at risal@uiwtx.edu

“Award Ceremony of the Sr. Dorothy Ettling Future Female Leader Scholarship," March 4, Friday, Rosenberg School of Optometry Event Room, 12 noon. Dr. Denise Doyle will be the keynote speaker and Dr. Jessica Kimmel will lead the award ceremony. Listen to women leaders and get inspired! Lunch provided. http://uiwoptometryblog.org/2014/04/uiw-leadership-forum-womens-history-month/

Contact: Dr. Narges Kasraie  nkasaraie@uiwtx.edu

image“Girls Global Summit,” March 5, Saturday, 9 am-1 pm, UIW Skyroom Northwest corner of US 281 and Hildebrand Ave. What does it mean to be a global citizen? Teams of school-age girls lead us in a fun half-day in exploring that question. Expand your horizons by immersing yourself in the issues facing girls and women around the globe. Whether you’re a community leader, mom, teacher or mentor…or…a girl just getting a sense of the larger world…THIS event is for you! Best suited for middle- and high-school ages. No cost to attend, lunch provided. Register through the link on our website: http://womensglobalconnection.org/events/  Contact: wgcinsa@gmail.com

“Women and Water Conservation,” March 7, Monday, 9 am-10:15 am, Seddon Recital Hall, Music Building.  Dana Nichols has a background of helping disadvantaged women in Guatemala and is a specialist in water conservation. She works with SAWS (San Antonio Water System) and will speak on the history of water and water conservation in San Antonio. She will address the number of women working in the field of water conservation today. Contact: Jeanette M. Pierce jmpierce@uiwtx.edu

“Female Leadership: Literature, Health Care, and the Law,” March 8, Tuesday, 3 pm- 4:15 pm, Library Special Collections Room.  A panel in observance of International Women’s Day featuring Wendy Barker, Poet-in-Residence at UTSA, Cecilia Elizondo Herrera, graduate of IWHS and a former US diplomat, Mary Kay Martinez, Development Officer for Christus Santa Rosa Health,  and District Court Judge Lori Valenzuela. Time to join in a lively discussion with these leaders.  A reception will follow the panel.  Contact: Dr. Emily Clark ejclark@uiwtx.edu

“The Woods are Lovely, Dark, and Deep: Cultivating a Forest Spirituality in a Clearcut World,” March 8, Tuesday, 7 pm-8:30 pm, Heritage Hall. This 14th annual Pierre Lecture will address the call to conversion in Pope Francis’s environmental encyclical, ‘Laudato Si.’ Dr. Colleen Mary Carpenter, Associate Professor of Theology from St. Catherine University in St. Paul, will explore the role that a forest spiritually, grounded in the human relationship with the landscape of the forest and the remarkable character of trees, can play in recognizing and celebrating our kinship with all of God’s creation. Contact:  Dr. Julie Miller miller@uiwtx.edu

“The Good, the Bad and the Feminine: Women in the Narrative of Harry Potter,March 9, Wednesday, 1:30 pm, Special Collections Room of the Mabee Library. Dr. Emily Clark of the UIW English Department and Dr. Michelle Tabit of the UIW History Department present on the writings of British author J. K. Rowling. Contact:  Dr. Emily Clark ejclark@uiwtx.edu

image“Muslim Women’s Dress,” March 10, Thursday, 12 noon -1:15 pm, Joyce Building Room 126.  Sakinah J. Al Duhailib, Fatma Aslan, Nazneen Husain, Sarwat Husain, Khaled H. Mulla, Narjis Pierre, and Sumeyra Tek discuss the many styles of head covering and dress women choose to express their religious, cultural, and personal identities. This is part of a class led by Michaele Haynes, a Cultural Anthropologist and the discussion will be moderated by Sister Martha Ann Kirk who has had experience in Iran, Bangladesh, Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, Iraq, and Palestine. Contact:  Sister Martha Ann Kirk kirk@uiwtx.edu

2016 Slattery Lecture: "Encountering the Other, Re-Seeing the Self: The Trope of the Encounter in Cross-Cultural Literature,” March 10, Thursday, 4:30 pm -5:30 pm, Special Collections Room of the Mabee Library. This lecture will analyze encounters between Americans, Europeans, and Arabs as they have been depicted in 20th-centiry literature. Colonialism and desire permeate and shape these encounters, which places an emphasis on the female body and the negotiation of gender roles across cultures. Reception to follow the lecture and discussion. Contact: Dr. Tanja Stampfl, 210 829 3885, stampfl@uiwtx.edu

Sister Corita Kent’s Pop Art and the Ideas of the Second Vatican,” A tour of the exhibit at the San Antonio Museum of Art, March 22, Tuesday, 4:45 – 5:45 pm, San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 West Jones Avenue, San Antonio, Texas 78215,  (210) 978-8100.  A museum docent and Sister Martha Ann Kirk will consider how social justice and the spirit of the Second Vatican Council influenced the pop art and teaching of Catholic Sister Corita Kent in Los Angeles in the 1960-70’s.  Tour will be free if one has a UIW ID card and is with the class group. Others are welcome to join, but need to pay regular museum fees.  Prepare by reading http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/visit/exhibitions/4830/corita-kent-and-the-language-of-pop   Please e-mail if you plan to come: Sister Martha Ann Kirk kirk@uiwtx.edu

image“Band of Sisters,” March 23, Wednesday, 12 pm-2 pm, Library Auditorium12:00-2:00 pm, UIW Library Auditorium. Screening of Band of Sisters, a documentary featuring the stories of Catholic nuns and their work for social justice after Vatican II.    http://www.bandofsistersmovie.com/  Sr. Yolanda Tarango, a CCVI sister, is featured in the film and will be available to respond to questions following the screening. Contact: Dr. Adrienne Ambrose at ambrosea@uiwtx.edu.

 “UIW Festival of Colors,” March 23, Wednesday, 10 am-3 pm, festival and performances, 3:30 pm color throwing. Hosted by International Affairs and Campus Life.  Exhibits and entertainment including music and Nepali, Bollywood, and Belly dancing.  Contact: Sheena Connell sconnell@uiwtx.edu

“Celebrate Spring,” March 25, Friday, 10 am help set up, 10:30 am -12:30 pm, host families. Denman Estate Park, 7735 Mockingbird Lane, San Antonio, TX 78229. Students, faculty, and friends are invited to host refugee children and their families for the sixth annual gathering with arts, crafts, music, stories, and games about Passover, Easter, Narouz, and Holi, spring traditions in different parts of the world. Bring art supplies and what might be fun or delicious! Read about how we have celebrated http://www.uiw.edu/interfaithservice/ See the Denman Estate Park Pavillion from Korea:  http://www.uiw.edu/thewordonline/2010/11/gift-from-south-korea-erected-at-denman-estate/  Contact: Sister Martha Ann Kirk kirk@uiwtx.edu

“Selma Epstein,” March 29, Tuesday, 1:30 pm -2:30 pm, Seddon Recital Hall, Bennack Music Center, UIW. UIW has been gifted with a collection of music scores from the library of Selma Epstein. Esptein was a concert pianist who championed the music of women and minority composers. She traveled the world, collecting and performing the scores that now reside in the Bennack Music Center Music Library. Find out more about this remarkable pianist and her collection in a special presentation in support of Women’s History Month. Contact: Dr. Ken Metz metz@uiwtx.edu, Dr. Kevin Salfen salfen@uiwtx.edu

image“Women, Early Christian Origins, and the Hard Work of Remembering,” March 29, Tuesday, 3 pm-4 pm, Administration 330. Dr. Adrienne Ambrose provides an overview of contemporary biblical scholarship on women’s participation in the Jesus movement and early Christianity, followed by an opportunity to reflect on the pace of change in some of our oldest religious institutions. Contact: Dr. Adrienne Ambrose ambrosea@uiwtx.edu.

“From Barbie to Babesia: Women in the Sciences, Working in Historically Male-Dominated Careers,” March 30, Wednesday, 12 pm-1:30 pm, Library Auditorium. This panel presentation features four professional women with extensive professional experience in the health sciences, who will share some of what they’ve learned in navigating their successful careers: Barbara Aranda-Naranjo, PhD, currently UIW Associate Provost for Civic Engagement; Pangela Dawson, PhD, MSPAS, PA-C, UIW Associate Professor and Program Director of Biomedical Sciences; Sandra Fortenberry, O.D., F.A.A.O., Assistant Dean for Professional Advancement at the Rosenberg School of Optometry; Emily Kidd, M.D., a specialist in emergency medicine who has worked on disaster preparedness with the San Antonio Fire Department, and Sarah Ortiz, DVM, who works with the USDA and other federal agencies. Ana Vallor, PhD, UIW Associate Professor of Biology, will facilitate the panel discussion. Contact: Dr. Adrienne Ambrose ambrosea@uiwtx.edu

Women’s History Month Co-chairs: Dr. Adrienne Nock Ambrose and Sister Martha Ann Kirk with assistantance from the Cardinal Community Leader Mariella Metz-Yeverino

We are grateful to the Women’s Month Committee Members and those assisting including:

Sakinah J. Al Duhailib, Barbara Aranda-Naranjo, Fatma Aslan, Josh Bazzy, Sister Marichui Bringas, Gabriela Bogran, Colleen Mary Carpenter, Emily Clark, Sheena Connell, Pangela Dawson, Denise Doyle, Orit Eylon, Lori Falcón, Sandra Fortenberry, Flor García-Wukovits, Ada Gonzalez, Valerie Greenberg, Michaele Haynes, Cecilia Elizondo Herrera, Nazneen Husain, Sarwat Husain, Emily Kidd, Jessica Kimmel, Narges Kasraie, Noah Kasraie, Sabrina Macal-Polasek, Trinidad Macias, Mary Kay Martinez, Ken Metz, Julie Miller, Khaled H. Mulla, Dana Nichols, Sarah Ortiz, Jeanette M. Pierce, Narjis Pierre, Priyangana Risal, Josh Robbins, Sally Said, Kevin Salfen, Tanja Stampfl, Mary Beth Swofford, Michelle Tabit, Yolanda Tarango, Sumeyra Tek, Lori Valenzuela, Ana Vallor, Leticia Ybarra.