Past Events

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Path to Nonviolence

By Dr. Roger Barnes, UIW Professor of Sociology and Chair of Sociology and Criminal Justice

  September 19, 2018, UIW Mabee Library Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Dr. Barnes reflected on the views and events created by Dr. King, which he called “the love that does justice.”

Sponsored by the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership and the Incarnate Word Sisters Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Committee.


By Dr. Dennis Gonzales, CHRISTUS Regional Vice-President of Mission

September 26, 2018, UIW International Conference Center Auditorium, 7 p.m. 

“CHRISTUS Health” presented by Dr. Dennis Gonzales, CHRISTUS Regional Vice-President for Mission. Incarnate Word Sisters started "a family" that has been devoted to healing for 150 years since the San Antonio mayor asked for help and the Sisters started the first public hospital. 

"Refugee Resettlement and Trauma: A Clarion Call for Mental Health Care Providers"

September 28, 12 noon to 5 p.m. UIW Student Engagement Center Ballroom


“'Project Life-Line,' Children in Crisis – Dehumanization and Immigration Detention, A Conversation Between Doctors and Faith Leaders"

September 28, 7 p.m. UIW Student Engagement Center Ballroom. 

Dr. Paul Wise,   HTTPS://healthpolicy.fsi.stanford.edu/people/paul_h_wise   of Stanford University directs a multidisciplinary initiative, Children in Crisis. Learn more www.projectlifeline.us.

Project Lifeline. #Conestoga #wedeclarewecare

From Circular Economy to Circular Society in San Antonio" By the Ecologic Institute

The event took place at the University of the Incarnate Word Student Engagement Center room 2030-32. A Sustainability Workshop sponsored by the European Union, POCACITO, Post Carbon Cities of Tomorrow with European experts in conversation with San Antonia hosted by UIW.


The Liminal Space of Care And Human Becoming

By Dr. Mark Clark, Associate Professor of Medical Humanities, UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine

October 03, 2018, UIW Mabee Library Auditorium, 7 p.m.

“The Liminal Space of Care and Human Becoming” by Dr. Mark Clark – Associate Professor of Medical Humanities, UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine. Students learned about general compassionate care and medical care and how these prove to be dialectical, illogical processes in which we rather lose ourselves and find new identities, together, in the caring engagement.

“Celebration of Creation and Blessing of the Animals on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi,”

  Oct. 4, 2018, 6 p.m. Headwaters at Incarnate Word, 4503 Broadway, Alamo Heights, Texas 78209.

Sr. Martha Ann Kirk and the “Arts for Christian Worship” Class led prayers and reflections. The community received Pet Blessing Certificates.


“Who is My Neighbor in a Climate-Threatened World? Environmental Justice and Uniting for Action”

  Oct. 10, 2018, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Student Engagement Center, Second Floor

Students learned from international resources and campus leaders the challenges and also the opportunities to unite and make a difference. HTTPS://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyjHVxiIh6E&feature=youtu.be The Ettling Center for Civic Leadership and Sustainability.


Sustainability Service, a Part of the San Antonio Tricentennial

  October 13, 2018, 2018, 9 a.m. to 12 noon

The Environmental project in the community gardens took place during the fall planting season. It was open to 25 people.


The Line in the Sand

Directed by Award-Winning UIW Graduate, José Rubén De León

October 24, 2018, UIW Concert Hall in the Luella Bennack Music Center, 7 p.m.

THE LINE IN THE SAND: the event talked about stories from the US/Mexico Border. Directed by award-winning José Rubén De León. October 24, 2018 Wednesday, 7 p.m., Concert Hall in the Luella Bennack Music Center, University of the Incarnate Word. Catholic Relief Services sent a team of five writers and actors to the Arizona-Mexico border to investigate the immigration crisis. They met with and spoke to people with diverse interests and perspectives who were all trying to grapple with the urgent and volatile issues. THE LINE IN THE SAND was crafted from those contending voices, compiled from taped interviews and transcripts. The play illustrates the complex struggle, the tension and the heartache that surrounds a real place. This was a Catholic Relief Services Drama Project.


“UIW, an International Community to Build Lifelong Partnerships”

November 14, 2018, 6:30 p.m. Student Engagement Center, Second Floor

Guided discussion with international students and U.S. students learning from each other led by Sister Martha Ann Kirk who has been in 32 countries. Let's become global citizens – starting on our own campus where we can meet people from over seventy cultures. An International Education Week program: International Education Week (IEW), “November 12-16, is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.” HTTPS://iew.state.gov/

“Day of Action 2018: Seeking Sensible Gun Laws"

 Held at UIW, September 8, 2018

The local “March for Our Lives,” and “Moms Demand Action” invite all to a “Day of Action 2018”, Saturday, September 8, 2018, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The day was hosted by the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership. The event educated people about action, ways to do effective messaging, writing, and calling of candidates was shared. 


In the Fifth Year of the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership and Sustainability For the Fourth Anniversary of Sister Dorothy Ettling's Death—

Remembering Sr. Dot's Visions, Collaborating and Creating

A conversation with colleagues who knew her through the years and the Ettling Center staff today

September 12, 2018,  noon – 1:15 p.m. SEC 2031-32

Dr. Sherry Herbers, Sr. Dot's colleague in the Graduate Education Department Sr. Helena Monahan, a friend since high school at Incarnate Word Academy, St. Louis; Dr. Lisa Uribe, partner in the development of Women's Global Connection; Dr. Kevin Vichcales, co-editor with Sr. Dot of Reach Out Africa, a new model of community empowerment, sustainable development, and cross-cultural engagement.

The Ettling Center today: Dr. Ric Gonzalez, Director; Yesenia Caloca, Assistant Director; Bobby San Martin, Office Coordinator. Moderated by Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, social justice advocate with Sr. Dot and faculty working with the ECCL.