The Word E-News Archive
The UIW Employee Wellness Committee held a lunch and learn event on Wednesday, March 18 in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room to learn about the new school of osteopathic medicine (SOM). Pictured above from left to right are Dr. Robyn Madson, dean of the SOM, Dr. Shafik Dharamsi, associate dean of the SOM, Mary Teal, administrative assistant, Dr. Pangela Dawson, director of the physicians assistant program, Dr. Sharon Gustowski, chair and associate professor of osteopathic principles, practices and integration, Dr. Corinne Bell, associate dean of the SOM, and Scott LeBlanc, assistant director of athletic training facilities. Dr. Gustowski spoke about the new school and osteopathic medicine's philosophy and practice.
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. (210) 829-3131 or email@example.com
University Mission and Ministry Student Awards - Student CCVI Spirit Award and Community Service Award
Each year, the University Mission and Ministry awards two student awards the Student CCVI Spirit Award and the Community Service Award. Nominations are being accepted for both awards and can be submitted on-line at: http://www.uiw.edu/ministry/social_justice_and_community_service/awards_page.html. The deadline for submissions for both awards is Friday, March 20 by 5 p.m. For more information, contact Beth Villarreal at (210) 829-2736 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The religious leaders thought they had cornered Jesus, who was always speaking of God's love, by pressuring him to condemn the woman who had broken God's commandments. But Jesus quietly pointed to their – and our – failings. Mercy and kindness supersedes all laws.
Save the date for the 38th Annual Swing-In Auction Party: "Throwback to the 80s" set for Thursday, April 30 in the McCombs Center Sky Room. The Golf Tournament will take place on Friday, May 1 at The Republic Golf Course. Proceeds benefit UIW student scholarships. To details and to register visit www.uiw.edu/swingin or call 210-829-6013.
The 38th Annual Swing-In Auction Party & Golf Tournament: Raffle Tickets for Sale
The 38th Annual Swing-In Auction Party & Golf Tournament is around the corner, Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1. Buy your raffle tickets today for the opportunity to win luxury prizes by calling (210) 829-6013 or emailing email@example.com. To purchase raffle tickets online, click here.
2015 Corporate Cup
UIW will host the citywide San Antonio Sports Corporate Cup on Saturday, May 30 from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the UIW Athletic Complex. Companies from all over San Antonio will compete in field day type activities for points and prizes. UIW is in the large company category against groups such as H-E-B, USAA, Rackspace and more. This year there is an online registration form to be a part of TEAM UIW. Visit http://uiw.edu/teamuiw/ to select which activities you would be interested in participating or sign-up to volunteer during tailgate. You will be notified which activities you will be competing in closer to the event by the Team UIW Corporate Cup Committee, as there are limited spots for each. Each UIW employee who participates will receive a free t-shirt! Families are encouraged to attend and support but are not eligible to participate EXCEPT for a 2k Healthy Walk. For more information on the sports and the event as a whole visit http://www.sanantoniosports.org/corporatecup/.
Our 2015 Cutting EdgeTM Fiesta Medals are available for purchase. They are $5 and can be purchased at the Fiesta Commission Store (2611 Broadway St., San Antonio, TX 78215) or the UIW Fashion Department Office in the Joyce Building. The medal will also be available for purchase the evening of the Cutting EdgeTM Fiesta Fashion Show. For more information on the medals, contact the UIW Fashion Department at (210) 832-3219.
The 2015 Cutting EdgeTM Fiesta® Fashion Show
The 2015 Cutting Edge™ Fiesta® Fashion Show will be held Tuesday, April 14. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the fashion show starts at 7 p.m. at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts (100 Auditorium Circle San Antonio, TX 78205). Tickets from $25 – $125 For tickets call (210) 223-8624 or visit www.tobincenter.org/box-office/2015-04/cutting-edge-fiesta-fashion-show.
UIW celebrated St. Patrick's Day with The Harp & Shamrock Society of Texas at the Annual South Texas Alamo Irish Festival on Saturday, March 14. Pictured above is Terry Peak (right), tech training coordinator, with his niece (left).
Women's Global Connection (WGC) hosted a "Celebration of Women" come-and-go open house Wednesday, March 18 at their new offices in the beautiful Brackenridge Villa. They celebrated Women's History Month as well as their 14 years dedicated to the empowerment of women and girls locally and globally. Pictured above (l to r) are Thomas Uribe, Lisa Uribe-Kozlovsky, executive director of the Women's Global Connection, Gloria Uribe, Alison Buck, associate director of the Women's Global Connection, Nicole Foy, associate director of the Women's Global Connection, Patricia Neil, student at UIW, Arturo Ramirez and Anel Flores, Women's Global Connection volunteer.
Incarnate Word Day
Join the UIW community and its founding congregation, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, in celebrating Incarnate Word Day, Wednesday, March 25. Incarnate Word Day celebrates the feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Incarnation of the Eternal Word, God.
Incarnate Word Day events:
11:50 a.m. - Presentation of CCVI Award/CCVI Student Award
Noon - Incarnate Word Day Liturgy, Our Lady's Chapel, Administration Bldg.
11 a.m. - Lunch on Dubuis Lawn (immediately following the Liturgy)
1:30 p.m. Golf Cart Parade of Values - Marian Circle
3 p.m. - Dr. Michael McGuire: Presentation on the Vocation of a Business Leader and Social Justice in Mabee Library Auditorium.
4 p.m. - Heritage Tours: Archives, Chapel of the Incarnate Word, Brackenridge Villa and other special sites on campus.
For more information contact University Mission & Ministry at (210) 829 - 3128 or Ministry@uiwtx.edu.
Festival of Colors
Join International Affairs and Campus Life in a celebration of Holi and the diversity of UIW on Tuesday, March 31 from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Dubuis Lawn. The event will include a food truck, vendors, cultural activities & games and live performances from Latin and South America, Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, Africa, East Asia and more. Also, join the live demonstration and hands-on opportunity to learn more about fencing and pentathlon events UIW Fencing Center. For more information, contact Sheena Connell at (210) 805-5705 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Las Hermanas: The Struggle is One
This interdisciplinary symposium from Thursday, March 19 through Saturday, March 21 in the Seddon Recital Hall will honor the history, development and legacy of Las Hermanas, a grassroots Latina movement formed 40 years ago to challenge and change the church and its role in society. The conference promises a rich program, including outstanding keynote speakers, academic papers, sharing of stories, celebration in the spirit of Las Hermanas, and an opportunity to visit the new Heritage Center of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word.
Cost for attendees is $50 per person. For more information, contact Adrienne Ambrose at (210) 283-6344 or email@example.com.
The UIW Campus Activities Board is hosting its annual CABchella event, Wednesday, March 25 from 5 – 10 p.m. in the Natatorium Parking Lot. CABchella is a free event based on a West Coast music festival with local music artists, great attractions, and many festival based accessories and foods. CAB is looking to create this welcoming atmosphere in order to bring students together and enjoy this West Coast experience, while bonding as a campus community. For more information on this event, contact UIW student Celina Aur at (901) 326-5056.
Concert at the Cove for the March of Dimes
Come enjoy a UIW Cardinal Jazz Band concert at The Cove Restaurant (606 W. Cypress St., San Antonio, TX 78212) on Wednesday, March 25 from 8 – 10 p.m. The jazz band is partnering with Metropolitan Hospital to raise funds for the March of Dimes. Please also join us to march for stronger, healthier babies Saturday, March 28 at Sea World (10500 Sea World Dr., San Antonio, TX 78251). For more information on both events, contact Jim Waller at (210) 445-0412 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UIW Tech Fair
The 2015 UIW Tech Fair will take place Wednesday, April 1 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Marian Ballroom. Now, in its fifth year, the UIW Tech Fair is a showcase of educational technology, demonstrating how our students, faculty and staff are integrating technology into teaching and learning. Stop by and see the latest in educational technology, listen to informative presentations, enjoy some lunch, and pick up some free goodies. Door prizes will be given away. For more information on this event, contact Ana Gonzalez at (210) 832-3937 or email@example.com and visit http://uiw.edu/techfair.
Melinda Nail, assistant to the vice president of international affairs, and Marcos Fragoso, vice president of international affairs, enjoy the Vendor Fair on Wednesday, March 18 in the Marian Ballroom.
Michael Zager Speaking to UIW Music Industry Studies Majors
Professor Michael Zager will speak to UIW's music industry majors about his career, the music industry studies program he started at Florida Atlantic University, and their student-run, faculty-supervised record label on Friday, March 20 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the Choir Rehearsal Hall. All students and faculty are welcome to attend. For more information on this event, contact Jim Waller at (210) 445-0412 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Academic & Professional Workshops Series
Graduate school requires a lot of time, come learn how to manage everything from time, stress and your career on Saturday, March 21 from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in Nursing Building 214. For more information, contact Jessica Garcia at (210) 832-5628 or email@example.com.
Power Chair in Education Presentation
The Dreeben School of Education proudly announces a presentation by Dr. Stephanie A. Grote-Garcia, Sr. Theophane Power Chair in Education. Grounded in theories of play and child development Dr. Grote-Garcia's presentation, “Social Media as a 21st Century Playground: An Examination of the Supporting Research,” examines the similarities of traditional and virtual play with a specific focus on how both modes prepare individuals for a healthy adult life. Learn more about the multiple opportunities that social media offers for social and cognitive play on Monday, March 23 at 6 p.m. in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. For more information on this event, please contact the DSE Office at (210) 829-3137 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sr. Margaret Patrice Slattery Chair in English Lecture
The English Department is hosting an English lecture Wednesday, March 25 from 12 – 1:15 p.m. in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. This lecture analyzes the advantages and disadvantages of generalist vs. specialist training of faculty in undergraduate English departments, with projections and suggestions for our evolving institutions. For more information, contact Hector Perez at (210) 829-3166 or email@example.com.
13th Annual Psychology Research Colloquium
The UIW Department of Psychology hosts the 13th Annual Psychology Research Colloquium on Thursday, March 26 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the Mabee Library Auditorium. UT Austin Professor William Swann, Ph.D, will give this year's keynote lecture from 9 – 10:15 a.m. The title of his lecture is: “What Makes a Group Worth Dying For? Identity Fusion Fosters a Perception of Familial Ties, Promoting Self-Sacrifice”. From 10:30 – 11:45 a.m., psychology students will present their research projects. The Colloquium is free and open to the entire UIW community. For more information, contact John Velasquez at (210) 829-3960 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sr. Joseph Marie Armer Chair Lecture
The School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering will present the Armer Chair Lecture honoring the memory of Sr. Joseph Marie Armer, Thursday, March 26 at 4 p.m. in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. The topic of the lecture is “Levels of Topoisomerases in Human Tumors and Activated T Cells”. Dr. David Foglesong, the current recipient of the endowed chair will give the talk. For more information on this event and to RSVP, contact Kelly Fowler at (210) 829-2718 or email@example.com.
Where Rivers Meet: Writer's Workshop
The UIW Music Department & CHASS present Architectures of Poetry and Time: A Three-Day Writer's Workshop from March 27 – 29. Learn to use traditional Japanese poetic forms to write new English-language creative works. This workshop will be led by David Crandall, former professional of the Hosho School of Noh Theater and will culminate in the opening of an exhibit of noh-related items at the Central Branch of the San Antonio Public Library. The workshop and exhibit are part of "Where Rivers Meet," an education and performance project supported by UIW, Theatre Nohgaku, and St. Luke's Episcopal Church & School. Cost to attend is: $150 for general admission, $75 with student-ID, $20 for UIW students, faculty and staff. For more information on this event, contact Dr. Kevin Salfen at (210) 829-3849 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Honors Symposium is one of the signature events of the UIW Honors Program. It will be held on Saturday, March 28 from 8:15 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the Mabee Library Auditorium. This is a showcase of the in-depth creative and research projects that the students have completed over a period of 18-24 months. The program includes 14 honors students and features remarks by two honors alumni. Research studies, videos, painting and singing presentations will represent a variety of disciplines. For a detailed program and more information, contact Jean Loden at email@example.com.
Graduate and Doctoral Information Night
The UIW School of Graduate Studies invites prospective students to attend an information night from 6:30 – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7 in the ICC Auditorium. The school will be showcasing UIW's graduate and doctoral degrees in a number of competitive disciplines. For more information visit UIW's Graduate Admissions website at www.uiw.edu/thegradschool or contact Johnny Garcia at (210) 805-3554 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please RSVP online at www.uiw.edu/gradstudiesrsvp.
Senior Recital: Nathan I. Munoz
The UIW Department of Music is holding Nathan I Munoz's senior recital on Tuesday, April 7 from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. in Seddon Recital Hall. For more information on this special event, contact the UIW Department of Music at (210) 829-3855 or email@example.com.
Junior Recital: Joseph D. Flores
The UIW Department of Music is holding Joseph D. Flores's junior recital on Friday, April 10 from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. in Seddon Recital Hall. For more information on this special event, contact the UIW Department of Music at (210) 829-3855 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduate Writing Institute – Concluding Workshop
The Graduate Writing Institute (GWI) is providing graduate students with a workshop on Saturday, April 11 from 9 – 11 a.m. in Nursing Building 214 designed to provide graduate students at UIW with an in-depth and personalized approach to the development of professional and academic writing skills. For more information, contact Jessica Mesa at (210) 832-5628.
Feik School of Pharmacy Competitive Intramural Scientific Research Awards
Applications are now being accepted for the 2015-16 Feik School of Pharmacy (FSOP) Competitive Intramural Scientific Research Awards competition. The purpose of the FSOP Research Awards competition is to encourage the individual and collaborative scientific/biomedical research efforts of UIW faculty. This award is intended to assist researchers in producing pilot data, which will enable the investigator(s) to submit for external funding competitions sponsored by the National Institute of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), or private foundations. The award is made for the Fall and Spring semesters. All applications must be submitted electronically to Rebecca Ohnemus in the Office of Research Development (ORD) by Monday, April 20. For application forms and guidelines, visit the ORD's Internal Funding webpage.
Extended Academic Programs
EAP's Associate Professor of Business Attends Annual National Security Colloquium
Dr. Matthew Gonzalez, EAP Associate Professor of Business, was invited to attend the Annual National Security Colloquium's Cyber Threats to the U.S. Government and Private Sectors. The Colloquium is being held at the University of Texas at El Paso March 18 and 19.
- Waring Earns Weekly Conference Honor
- Jordan Wins Rattler Invite in a Playoff
- Cardinals Host UL Lafayette in CIT
Doubleheader Time Update for Friday, March 20/Employee Appreciation Event
Due to today's expected inclement weather the UIW baseball and softball teams regularly scheduled game times have changed. Please call (210) 283-6448 or email email@example.com for up to date information.
Come support UIW softball at their home opener against Southland Conference rival Lamar University at noon. The UIW baseball team will be in action against Prairie View A&M at 1 p.m. Students/Faculty/Staff with ID get in free. All others $5.
The employee appreciation event is still scheduled for 2 p.m., rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, the employee appreciation BBQ will move under the Benson Stadium bleachers adjacent to the softball fields.
UIW Baseball & Softball Season
The UIW Athletics Department invites the community to enjoy men's baseball and women's softball. Games for March are listed below.
March 20: Men's Baseball vs. Prairie View A&M, Sullivan Field, 6:30 p.m.
March 21: Men's Baseball vs. Prairie View A&M, Sullivan Field, 3 p.m.
March 22: Men's Baseball vs. Prairie View A&M, Sullivan Field, 1 p.m.
March 25: Men's Baseball at UTSA, 6 p.m.
March 27: Men's Baseball vs. Houston Baptist, Sullivan Field, 6:30 p.m.
March 28: Men's Baseball vs. Houston Baptist, Sullivan Field, 3 p.m.
March 29: Men's Baseball vs. Houston Baptist, Sullivan Field, 1 p.m.
March 31: Men's Baseball at UT Pan Am, 2 p.m.
March 20: Women's Softball vs. Lamar, Cardinals Field, 2 p.m.
March 21: Women's Softball vs. Lamar, Cardinals Field, 12 p.m.
March 27: Women's Softball at Houston Baptist, 2 p.m.
March 28: Women's Softball at Houston Baptist, 12 p.m.
March 31: Women's Softball vs. Texas Southern University, Cardinals Field, 4 p.m.
Admission to home games is $10. For more information, please contact Kevin Lepore at (210) 805-3000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Athletic Training Month
March is National Athletic Training Month. UIW is staffed with ten Board Certified Athletic Trainers who are medical professionals that evaluate athletic injuries incurred by UIW athletes, deliver emergency and acute care, develop and administer therapy and rehabilitation protocols, direct the return to play protocols for our athletes, liaise with our team physicians and educate our Athletic Training curriculum students. Please help these dedicated men and women celebrate this special month of recognition. Have you hugged your Athletic Trainer today?
A memorial service for William “Brad” Robinson will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 21 at Beck Funeral Home (15709 Ranch Road 620, Austin, TX 78717; (512) 244-3772) with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations made to Austin Hospice- Christopher House. You may visit the website and send condolences in the guestbook- http://www.beckchapels.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1543292.
Administrative Building Elevator Outage
Please be advised that the elevator in the Administrative Building will be out of service the rest of the week including the weekend. Any employee needing an accommodation due to medical reasons should contact Shannon Root, Human Resources Manager, at (210) 832-2161. If you are a UIW student that cannot gain access to your classroom, service, or activity in the Administration Building during this time, please contact Student Disability Services at (210) 829-3997. Thank you for your patience.
Information Resources Division will be conducting the scheduled March monthly maintenance beginning Friday, March 20 (6 p.m.) through Saturday, March 21 (6 a.m.).
The following production change items will be included in the maintenance window:
- Oracle RDBMS 126.96.36.199 Upgrade
- Graduation Application Fee Change
- Commvault Media Agent Update
- SAN Compellent Controller Firmware Update
- ECHO 360 Upgrade (Pending final review)
- Appliance Upgrades: PacketShapers at Rolling Oaks, Datapoint, SACHS, Eastside Clinic and Physical Therapy
- During Packet Shaper updates, network services at Rolling Oaks, Datapoint, SACHS, Eastside Clinic and Physical Therapy will be disrupted causing intermittent access to all services.
During the maintenance window the following systems will not be available:
- Banner INB/SSB
- Banner Document Management
- MyWord (Banner links within the portal will not be available)
If you have any questions, contact Joanna Arredondo at (210) 283-6489 or email@example.com.
Women's Global Connection Announcement
Women's Global Connection (WGC) is available to talk to classes or UIW groups on topics related to global citizenry, cross-cultural competencies, and women's empowerment. The mission of this non-profit organization is to promote the learning and leadership of women and girls in the least advantaged regions and countries. The WGC is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and works closely with UIW. WGC currently is offering three part-time, one-year student internships with stipends: a WGC Board internship for undergraduates, plus a WGC Future Leaders of San Antonio internship and a WGC Communications internship for graduate or undergraduate students. For more information, please contact Ada Gonzalez, 828-2224, ext. 297 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Easter Egg Stuffing
Want to help make the UIW Alumni Easter Egg Hunt a success? Give a couple of hours of your service to stuff Easter eggs for the kids. We will be in the McCracken House large conference room until Thursday, March 26 stuffing eggs. We will provide service hours for those in need. Email Steve Hemphill at email@example.com to plan a time to come stuff eggs or sign up at www.uiwalumni.org/eastereggvolunteer.
Charles Khachan Dissertation Defense
Charles Khachan will present his doctoral dissertation in a public defense on March 20, 2015, at 11 a.m. in the Nursing Building, Room 222. The title of his dissertation is "Ethnic Identity Among Maronite Lebanese in the United States." His dissertation committee chair is Dr. Judith Beauford. For more information, contact Duncan Hayse at (210) 829-2758 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary McGall Dissertation Defense
Mary McGall will be holding a public defense of her doctoral dissertation on Friday, March 20, at 1 p.m. in the Nursing Building, Room 142. The title of her dissertation is "Experiences of Women Entrepreneurs: An Interpretative Study." Her dissertation committee chair is Dr. Absael Antelo. For more information, contact Duncan Hayse at (210) 829-2758 or email@example.com.
Matthew Shirley Dissertation Defense
Matthew Shirley will host a public defense of his doctoral dissertation on Friday, March 20 at 3 p.m. in the Nursing Building, Room 222. The title of his dissertation is "Learning Preferences and Perceptions of Undergraduate Mathematics Tutees." His dissertation committee chair is Dr. Judith Beauford. For more information, contact Duncan Hayse at (210) 829-2758 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Dreeben School of Education Adult Education Program, the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership, and C.A.R.E., proudly invite the UIW community to attend the viewing of the film Maestra in honor of Women's History Month on Monday, March 23 at 12 p.m. and Friday, March 27 at 5 p.m. in the Mabee Library Auditorium. This film explores the experiences of nine of the young women who helped eradicate Cuban illiteracy within one year. A brief panel discussion will take place at both viewings scheduled. Refreshments will be provided and door prizes will be given away. For more information, contact Dr. Sharon Herbers at (210) 805-3073 or email@example.com.
How to Write Good Essays Workshop
Zach Gonzalez will present Alpha's How to Write Good Essays workshop on Wednesday, March 25 from 9 – 10 a.m. in The Mabee Library Room 230. This workshop will assist students with effective essay preparation, construction, and writing skills. For more information on this event, contact Dr. Tanja Stampfl at (210) 829-3885 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Redbird Research On Call
Librarians will be visiting campus buildings to assist students and faculty with their research using library resources. Need some help? Look for Redbird Research on Call at the following times and locations:
- Thursday, March 26, Gorman Building, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Mary Jinks)
- Tuesday, March 31, Music Building, 2 – 4 p.m. (Farhad Moshiri)
- Thursday, April 16, Bonilla Science Hall, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Christina Seeger)
For more information, please contact Melissa Torres at (210) 829-6098 or at email@example.com.
Begin Your Job Search in the Digital Age
Learn where to start and what resources are available to you as you begin your job search on Thursday, March 26 in the Mabee Library, Room 230 at 5 p.m. We will discuss online job search resources such as Cardinal Careers, Campus2Careers, LinkedIn and other sites. Participants will have an opportunity to create their online profiles on-site. Registration is required for this event through Cardinal Careers. For more information, contact Career Services at (210) 829-3931.
The Mabee Library will present instruction on how to use the library's new online catalog and how to locate library resources on Tuesday, March 31 from 3 – 4 p.m. in Library Room 230. For more information, please contact Melissa Torres at (210) 829-6098 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benefits & Salaries: Realistic Expectations
UIW students have the opportunity to learn how to research salaries, evaluate a benefits package and what kinds of things they'll need to consider when discussing compensation at a workshop provided by Career Services on Wednesday, April 8 at 1:30 p.m. in the Mabee Library Auditorium. For more information on this workshop, contact Career Services at (210) 829-3931.
This student workshop on Thursday, April 9 at 12 p.m. in the Mabee Library Auditorium covers everything one needs to know to create a knockout resume. Experts in human resourcing and recruiting fields show students how to get noticed. For more information on this workshop, contact Career Services at (210) 829-3931.
El Quinto Dragón
Join us in welcoming author Paulina Aguilar Gutiérrez (UIW alumna, 2006, communication arts) in a discussion about her award-winning novel, El Quinto Dragón on Thursday, April 9 from 1:30 – 2:45 p.m. in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. For more information, contact Amalia Mondriguez at (210) 829-3894 or email@example.com.
National Library Week: The Boy Made of Lightning
Join us in welcoming author Barbara Renaud, artist Deborah Kuetzpalin Vasquez and Convergent Media Professor Dr. Joey Lopez for a panel discussion of the writing, illustration and creation of the iBook, The Boy Made of Lightning on Tuesday, April 14 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the Mabee Library Auditorium. Narrated by Congressman Joaquin Castro, the book, tells the story of San Antonio native, Willie Velasquez who founded the Southwest Voter Registration and Education Project in 1974. In 1995, Mr. Velasquez was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bill Clinton. The Boy Made of Lightning is an interactive book, containing original artwork, music, pop-up video windows, translations and sound effects.
Mabee Library is hosting this event in recognition of National Library Week (April 12-18, 2015). Light refreshments will be served after the event. For more information, contact Melissa Torres at (210) 829-6098 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mabee Library Presents... Farhad's Film Series
The Mabee Library presents American Winter on Wednesday, April 15 from 2 – 4 p.m. in the Mabee Library, Room 221. The film follows the personal stories of families struggling in the aftermath of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Filmed over the course of one winter in Portland, Oregon, the film presents and intimate snapshot of the state of the nation's economy as it is playing out in millions of American families, and highlights the human consequences of the decline of the middle class and the fracturing of the American Dream. For more information, please contact Farhad Moshiri at (210) 829-3842 or email@example.com.
EMPLOYEE HEALTH & WELLNESS
Eat healthy at the office:
Decorate your desk with a fruit bowl for healthy snacking. In the fridge, keep carrots, hummus, low-fat yogurt, and hard cooked eggs on hand to quench afternoon cravings.
Employee Wellness on Facebook
The mission of the UIW Employee Wellness Committee is “To promote health of spirit, mind and body across the UIW community, and nurture new models of and leaders in health and wellness.” Check us out on Facebook and like our page at www.facebook.com/uiwemployeewellness.
Dr. Kathleen Light, provost at UIW, practices her pitch with Red to prepare for the employee appreciation event on Friday, March 20.
On Saturday, February 21, Dr. Jeff Rabin, professor of optometry, was awarded the Educator of the Year Award at the 115th Annual Texas Optometric Association Meeting.
Did you attend Barbara Walvoord's workshop on teaching writing last May? Join with colleagues to discuss how you implemented ideas from the workshop. Participants will have an opportunity to share what worked, what didn't, and what can be tweaked. Even if you didn't attend the May workshop, this informal session should give you lots of ideas for using writing to teach your content, for designing writing activities, and for responding to student writing.
Randall Griffiths (Sports Management) Thursday, March 19 (4:30 – 5:30 p.m. with wine/cheese) in AD 212. Register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CTLSpring2015. For more information, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oh What a Tangled Web They Weave: Helping Students Write Clearer Sentences
We've all read them—sentences of mind-numbing complexity that collapse into a heap of grammatical errors. In his perennially popular book, Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace, Joseph Williams offers specific lessons for producing clear sentences. Instead of giving advice like “be specific” or “be clear,” Williams presents actual procedures for producing clear writing. In this session, participants will learn Williams's first lesson for clarity. It's easy to teach to students, and it's easy to apply to our own writing, too. First 10 faculty participants teaching undergraduate level courses will receive a Title V stipend of $100.
Presenters: Amanda Johnston (WLC) and Susan Hall (CTL) on Monday, March 23 (4:30 – 5:30 p.m. with wine and cheese) or Thursday, March 26 (8 – 9 a.m. with breakfast) in AD 212. Register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CTLSpring2015. For more information, contact Dr. Susan Hall (email@example.com or 283-5030) or Kathy Allwein (firstname.lastname@example.org or 283-6359).
All full-time faculty are invited to discuss the proposed changes to the Faculty Handbook which involve the addition of a College/School Rank and Tenure Committee to each school/college, and the a specific process for including these committees into third year review and the promotion and tenure process for full-time faculty on Monday, March 30 from 12 – 1 p.m. (formerly March 16) in the Mabee Library Auditorium. A proposed change to the Faculty Senate Bylaws, adding a process for promotion to Senior Instructor, will also be discussed. There will be a short presentation and a question and answer period. For more information, contact Dr. Maria Felix-Ortiz at (210) 364-9023 or email@example.com.
Blackboard User's Group Meeting - Fun and Games with Blackboard
Join James Umphres for an informative session outlining options for “gamifying” a Blackboard course shell on Friday, April 10 from 12 – 1 p.m. in Gorman Building 212. Concepts include releasable content, extra credit assignments, and other options to ensure students stay motivated and engaged. To register for this course please contact Terry Peak by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (210) 829-3920. Lunch will be served at this session.
2015-16 Internal Faculty Research Awards
Applications are being accepted for the 2015-16 Internal Faculty Research Award competition. Awards include financial support, graduate assistantships, and workload release.
- The Faculty Workload Reassignment Award provides full-time faculty the opportunity to seek reassignment of workload responsibilities (25% time) in support of individual research and scholarship objectives relevant to their personal growth or to pursue special projects relevant to their departments or college/schools. Awards are granted for either the Fall or Spring semester.
- The Faculty Endowment Research Award provides limited support for new and ongoing faculty research projects. Applications may propose budgets for supplies, books, equipment, travel related to research, and other expenses ($3,000 award maximum).
- The Faculty Graduate Research Assistantship Award provides faculty with research assistance for their scholarly endeavors leading to publication and provides institutional financial support to graduate students within the context of a mentored research experience. The award is made for the Fall and Spring semesters.
All applications must be submitted electronically to Rebecca Ohnemus in the Office of Research Development (ORD) by Monday, April 13 at noon. For application forms and guidelines, visit the ORD's Internal Funding webpage.
Incarnate Word High School Casino Night
Join Incarnate Word High School for Casino Night from 6:30 – 11 p.m., Friday, April 10 in the Rosenberg Sky Room. This fun-filled evening includes dinner, casino gaming and a fabulous silent auction. Pre-sale tickets are only $60 ($75 at the door). Sponsorship opportunities are available. Call (210) 832-2143 for reservations or for more information. Proceeds benefit the IWHS Student Scholarship Fund.
St. Anthony Catholic High School is selling 2015 Fiesta Medals on campus for $7. For more information, contact St. Anthony Catholic High School at (210) 832-5600.
Incarnate Word High School is selling 2015 Fiesta Medals. Medals are available for $10 each in the front office, Spirit Shoppe and advancement office. Proceeds benefit Alumnae Scholarships. Veronica Jarazabek (class of 2015) designed this medal. For more information about purchasing this medal, contact IWHS at (210) 829-3102.
Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at www.sachs.org.
Visit Incarnate Word High School at www.incarnatewordhs.org.
Visit the UIW Prep website at https://my.uiw.edu/prep-closure/
National Weather Service SKYWARN Spotter Training
The Austin-San Antonio National Weather Service Office offers Skywarn severe weather training throughout year. Most Skywarn trainings are conducted in the spring to coincide with severe weather season and allow citizens, first responders, emergency management, amateur radio operators, and volunteer organizations the opportunity to learn about severe weather preparedness and safety. Scheduled trainings are free and open to the general public. There is no pre-registration unless specifically noted on the schedule or link. This semester's training is on Saturday, March 28 from 8 – 11:30 a.m. in the Bonilla Science Hall, Room 129.
After training is complete, usually 1.5 hours for the BASIC training, you will be an official weather spotter for the National Weather Service. Real time reports to our office can save lives and property. Post storm reports can help us find severe weather damage, tornado tracks, and verify severe weather warnings. For more information, contact Jose Lerma at (210) 884-5261 or email@example.com.
Our sympathies and prayers go to:
- Amelia (IWHS '66) and Jim Sondgeroth & family on the recent loss of her mother, Amelia Ramirez Canales (ALND '45).
- The family of Sr. Mary Madeleine Cannon, SHG (BS '66) on her recent death.
- Mary Helen “Pinkie” Pinner (BA '46) on the recent death of her friend and neighbor, Mila Spangler Gant.
- The family of Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, Ph.D (Hon. '80) on his recent death.
- Nikki and Charles Stasny & family on the recent loss of his aunt, Bernice Stasny Purcell (Hon. '67).
- Sandra and Rueben Guerra & family on the recent loss of her brother, Ernesto R. Rodriguez (BA '83).
- The family of UIW faculty member William “Brad” Robinson who passed away on Sunday.
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.