2017 ibc bank check presentation to uiw school of osteopathic medicine

On Wednesday, Jan. 4, the International Bank of Commerce (IBC) Foundation donated $250,000 to UIW’s School of Osteopathic Medicine (SOM). The money will support the development of the residency program in Laredo, Texas as well as a clinical skills lab for first and second year medical students. Pictured above (left to right) are Dennis E. Nixon, CEO of IBC - Laredo, Sr. Kathleen Coughlin, CCVI, vice president for institutional advancement, Dr. Robyn Madson, founding dean of SOM, David Garza, president of the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association, and Enrique Gallegos, CEO of the Laredo Medical Center. Photo courtesy of Laredo Morning Times.


Our Lady’s Chapel Services

All are welcome. 

  • Noon Mass, Monday – Friday
  • Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m. & 8 p.m.
  • Liturgy of the Hours evening prayer at 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday
  • 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


2017 feast of the epiphany final light the way night

Today is the Feast of the Epiphany. Campus will be open for self-guided tours tonight one last time to enjoy the Christmas lights.

Spring 2017 New Graduate Student and Family Orientation
The Graduate Support Center is hosting an orientation from 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, in the Nursing Building foyer. This orientation program is designed to help prepare graduate students. It is encouraged to bring a family member and friends to this event. There will also be a special program designed for children ages 3-12. For more info, contact Dr. David Ortiz at (210) 283-6454 or daortiz3@uiwtx.edu.

January Admissions Events
The Office of Admissions is hosting the following events for January:

  • Saturday Campus Visit Day (College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences & School of Media and Design): 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 21, in the Mabee Library Auditorium
  • Affording UIW Consultation: 1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the Admissions Office. 

For more info, contact the Office of Admissions at (210) 829-6005 or admission@uiwtx.edu.

Biometric Screenings
Free biometric screenings will be available from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Jan. 26, in the Nursing Building, Room 222. The screening will consist of a non-fasting test, which will provide blood cholesterol and glucose levels, and screening of height, weight, BMI and blood pressure. This screening is only available to UIW employees with current Aetna insurance. Register here by Jan. 10. For info, contact Michael Schneid at (210) 829-6083 or schneid@uiwtx.edu.

Roger Colombik: Installation View of More Life in a Time Without Boundaries Opening Reception
The UIW Department of Art is hosting an opening reception for Roger Colombik: Installation View of More Life in a Time Without Boundaries. The reception is from 6 – 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 27, in the Kelso Art Center. Roger Colombik’s exhibition will be on display in the Semmes Gallery of the Kelso Art Center from Jan. 27 – Feb. 23. For info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or sul@uiwtx.edu.

2017 Asian New Year Celebration
The Institute of World Cultures invites you to the annual Asian New Year Celebration from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 31, in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. Enjoy authentic Asian cuisine, live performances and a full cultural experience. For more info, contact the Institute of World Cultures at (210) 805-5820 or uiwiwc1@gmail.com.

 Department News

Blackboard User's Group Meeting
The Office of Instructional Technology is hosting the January Blackboard User’s Group Meeting at 12 p.m., Friday, Jan. 27, in the Administration Building, Room 245. This meeting will go over tests and item analysis. This session will outline item analysis, explain how to run an analysis and review the results. For info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 218-8795 or tpeak@uiwtx.edu.

Athletics News

UIW Basketball Schedule for January in the McDermott Convocation Center:
Jan. 7: Women’s Basketball vs. New Orleans, 1 p.m.
Jan. 7: Men’s Basketball vs. New Orleans, 3 p.m.
Jan. 14: Men’s Basketball vs. Houston Baptist, 3 p.m.
Jan. 19: Women’s Basketball vs. Southeastern Louisiana, 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 21: Women’s Basketball vs. Stephen F. Austin, 5 p.m.
Jan. 21: Men’s Basketball vs. Stephen F. Austin, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 26: Women’s Basketball vs. Abilene Christian, 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 26: Men’s Basketball vs. Abilene Christian, 7 p.m.

UIW Tennis Schedule January in the Mabry Tennis Center:
Jan. 28: Men’s Tennis vs. UTSA, Mabry Tennis Center, 2 p.m.

For ticket info, contact (210) 829-3000.

Community News

UIW Highlights

Presidential Search Begins
Dr. Denise Doyle would like to announce that the presidential search process has started. Full consideration will be given to applications received by March 10, 2017. Further information about the presidential search process is available at www.uiw.edu/presidentialsearch as well as in the official presidential profile.

Mass Notification System Test
UIW’s Office of Environmental Health, Safety & Risk Management will conduct an indoor test of the mass notification system between 9 – 11 a.m., today, Friday, Jan. 6, on UIW’s main campus and the School of Osteopathic Medicine campus. Individuals in and around those buildings that have been interfaced with the outdoor mass notification system will hear the following test message: “Attention, attention, this is a test of the UIW Emergency Notification System. This is only a test.”  Regular system tests are necessary to ensure full operability of campus warning systems. The tests will last approximately 35 seconds, and NO evacuations will be necessary. For any questions contact Sam McDaniel, director of environmental health, safety & risk management, at sgmcdani@uiwtx.edu.

Bereavement Notice for Janie Rios
Janie Rios, secretary for the University Advising Center, is mourning the loss of her mother, Elva Silvia Alejandro Hernandez. Funeral services will take place today, Friday, Jan. 6, in Evans, Colorado. Please keep Janie and her family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to assist the family with funeral expenses.

Bereavement Notice for Jacob Colunga
UIW Captain Jacob Colunga is mourning the loss of his mother, Mary. Visitation will be from 6 – 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 11, at St. Peter Price of the Apostles Catholic Church (111 Barilla, 78209) with a Rosary Service to follow from 7 – 8 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 12, at St. Peter Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church with a Committal Service to follow from 11 – 11:30 a.m. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery (1520 Harry Wurzbach Road, 78209). Please keep Jacob and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

2017 fiesta medals

2017 Fiesta® Medals Available
Three UIW Fiesta® medals will be available to add to your collection this year. Pictured above (left to right) are the Cardinals Club Fiesta® Medal, the 2017 Cutting Edge Fiesta® Fashion Show Medal, and the first official UIW Fiesta® Medal. The UIW Cardinals Club is releasing its first Fiesta® medal at the basketball double-header, Saturday, Jan. 7, in the McDermott Convocation Center for $10.  The first official UIW Fiesta® Medal is available for $8 in the Administration Building, Room 55. The 2017 Cutting Edge Fiesta® Fashion Show Medal is also available for $8. They are available in the Juren Sullivan Center for Fashion Management on the second floor of the Joyce Building. For info on the Cardinals Club Fiesta® Medal, contact Anne Richards at (210) 829-6056 or 0236mgr@follett.com. For info on the UIW Fiesta® Medal, contact Paul Ayala at (210) 829-6034 or peayala@uiwtx.edu. For info on the 2017 Cutting Edge™ Fiesta® Fashion Show Medal, contact Leslie Kuhn at (210) 829-3141 or lkuhn@uiwtx.edu.

Faculty Focus

2017 Full-Time Faculty Reception
UIW Provost Dr. Kathi Light and the Faculty Senate will host the Full-Time Faculty Reception from 2 – 4 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 10, in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. For info, contact Itza Casanova at (210) 829-3943 or casanova@uiwtx.edu.

Blackboard Walk-In Sessions
The Office of Instructional Technology is hosting a walk-in Blackboard learning session from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17, and Wednesday, Jan. 18, in the Admin. Bldg., Room 212. Bring your syllabus, PowerPoint presentations or other documentation. Help will be available for using Grade Center, copying last semester’s course materials and using Zoom. Registration is not necessary. For info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 218-8795 or tpeak@uiwtx.edu.

Technology Thursday: How to Grade Collaborative Content
The Office of Instructional Technology is hosting the workshop Technology Thursday: How to Grade Collaborative Content from 6 – 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19, in the Administration Building, Room 245. This session will explain how to add a grading option and post grades using any of the collaborative tools. Register here. For info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 218-8795 or tpeak@uiwtx.edu.

Employee Wellness

AED/CPR Training
Employee Wellness is hosting AED/CPR training from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 10, in the Wellness Center Classroom 1. Sign up at this link. For info, contact (210) 805-5873 or empwellness@uiwtx.edu.

Employee Wellness Lunch & Learn
Jennifer Meachum, wellness director at North Central Baptist Hospital and UIW alumna, will present a lunch and learn session about how to maintain a nutritional New Year’s resolution with a healthy cooking demonstration. The session is scheduled for 12 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Lunch is provided. Please RSVP to empwellness@uiwtx.edu.

Brainpower Connection

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

Visit Incarnate Word High School at www.incarnatewordhs.org.  

Visit UIW Prep at www.uiw.edu/prep.

Visit St. Anthony Catholic School at http://www2.stanthonysa.org.

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


Our thoughts and prayers go to:

  • Eduardo Alvarado & family on the recent loss of his wife, Col. Laura V. Alvarado, USAF (ret.) (BSN '78, Alumna of Distinction, ‘05).
  • The family of and the Ursuline Sisters on the recent loss of Sr. Kathleen Barnes, O.S.U. (MA ‘84).
  • Charles Bosquez (UIW Ticket Writer) & family on the recent loss of his father, Antonio M. Bosquez.
  • Merrilee (BSN ’98, BA & BBA ’09) & Jacob Colunga (Captain, UIW Police Department) & family on the recent loss of his mother, Mary Frances Colunga.
  • The family of and the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary on the recent loss of Sr. Mary Brendan Donegan, PBVM (MA ’75).
  • Janie Rios (UIW Advising Center Adm. Secretary) & family on the recent loss of her mother, Elva Silvia Alejandro Hernandez.
  • The family of Mary Wendelyn Waters Laughlin (BSN '53) on her recent death.
  • Phyllis Mazur, Jean Lane, Michael Reed and Joan Sheedy & family on the recent loss of their mother, Mildred Ethel Swensen Reed (MSN ‘88).
  • Christian, Thaddeus and Jillian Walker & family on the recent loss of their mother, Bridget Ann Schmidt (BS '69).
  • Charles Segura & family and the Sisters of Mount Carmel on the recent loss of his aunt, Sr. Ann Carmel Segura, O. Carm. (B of Music '56).
  • Jim Waller (Assist. Prof. of Music, Coordinator of Music Industry Studies, Dir. of Jazz Ensemble) & family on the recent loss of his wife, Suzell Ann Waller.
  • Jim Walsh & family on the recent loss of his wife, Annemarie Walsh (UIW Former Director of Fashion Mgmt.) on her recent death.

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.