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spring 2016 faculty award reception dr. kathi light


On Tuesday, Jan. 5, UIW Provost Dr. Kathi Light presided over the Spring 2016 Faculty Award Reception in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room.


Our Lady’s Chapel Services

All are welcome. 

  • Noon Mass, Monday – Friday
  • Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.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

University Worship Schedule
Weekday masses occur daily at 12 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Sunday masses occur every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in Our Lady’s Chapel. Sunday’s evening masses at 8 p.m. in Our Lady’s Chapel will resume Sunday, Jan. 17. For more info, contact Brenda Dimas at (210) 829-3128 or



Grand Opening at Hortencia’s
Come and celebrate the grand opening of Hortencia’s from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 12. Enjoy samples, music and free swag. Celebrate the introduction of the Spicy Chicken Sandwich at Chick-Fil-A. For more info, contact Bianca Maldonado at (210) 832-2149 or

Red Dress Health Fair & Fashion Show 2016
Join us for the 2016 Red Dress Health Fair & Fashion Show from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 2 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room in support of the American Heart Association's Go Red campaign. This annual event brings awareness to female cardiac health and features one-of-a-kind dress designs by UIW fashion students. This year’s event will exhibit over 20 health and lifestyle vendors. Students from UIW’s professional programs will be on hand to check blood pressures, glucose levels, provide visions screenings and offer information on the importance of maintaining a heart healthy lifestyle. You can also shop for unique gifts for your special valentine from local vendors. The event is free and open to the public. Please contact or (210) 829-6001 for questions.


Department News

2016 sr. martha ann kirk in mexico

On behalf of the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership, Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, Sr. Marichui Bringas and Ada Gonzalez (not pictured) presented “Serving to Learn, Learning to Serve” for the Faculty Orientation at the Mexico branch of UIW (CIW) Thursday, Jan. 7.  Rector Matthew Whitehouse explained to all the faculty the importance of the Mission and service. Pictured above (left to right) are Sr. Marichui Bringas, CIW Rector Matthew Whitehouse, Campus Minister Graciela Olivera and Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, professor of religious studies.

Islam's Understanding of Jesus
The Department of Religious Studies presents “Islam’s Understanding of Jesus,” lecture from 6:15 – 8:15 p.m., Monday, Feb. 1 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. Internationally respected scholar Dr. Zeki Saritoprak, professor of Islamic Studies at John Carroll University, will explore ideas of Jesus in Islam. Dr. Saritoprak will examine the place of Jesus in the Qur'an and Hadith and discuss the important role Jesus can play in interfaith dialogue. Dr. Saritoprak's recent book Islam's Jesus (University of Florida Press) will be available. A suggested $10 donation will be appreciated for admittance to this lecture. Seniors can come free as well as UIW students with their valid ID. For more info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at (210) 377-1110 or

Athletics News

Cardinal Spotlight

UIW Football Banquet
Coach Larry Kennan and the UIW Football Staff
invite all active roster players and Cardinal Club Members, as their guests, to attend the 2015-2016 UIW Football Banquet from 6:45 – 9 p.m., Friday, Jan. 15 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. Additional dinner guests are welcome at $35 per person (cash or check only; no credit cards will be accepted). The Cardinal Football highlight film begins at 6:45 p.m. with dinner to immediately follow. Attire is business casual. Please RSVP by Tuesday, Jan. 12. For more info, contact Coach Larry Kennan at (210) 805-3011 or

UIW Basketball Season
The UIW Athletics Department invites the community to enjoy men and women’s basketball. Games for January are listed below.

Men’s Basketball for the Week:

Jan. 9: Men’s Basketball vs. Northwestern State, McDermott Convocation Center, 4:30 p.m.

Jan. 11: Men’s Basketball at New Orleans, 7 p.m.
Jan. 16: Men’s Basketball at Southeastern Louisiana, 4 p.m.

Women’s Basketball for the Week:

Jan. 9: Women’s Basketball vs. Northwestern State, McDermott Convocation Center, 2 p.m.
Jan. 16: Women’s Basketball at Southeastern Louisiana, 1 p.m.

For info, please contact Athletics at (210) 805-3000.


Community News

The “Sisters’ Stories, A Living Legacy” Exhibit
This exhibit can be seen in the Mabee Library Reference Room. Learn of the Sisters through the eyes of eight UIW students who have done research in the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word Archives on beginnings in the US, Mexico, Peru, Zambia; Sisters disguising themselves during the Mexican Revolution; the changes of Vatican II; prayer life, Mother Angelique in Lyon, Sr. Maria Goretti Zehr, poets Sr. Rita Prendergast and Sr. Alice Holden, and more. For a gallery talk or information: Sr. Martha Ann Kirk or 210-829-3854.

Faculty News



2016 dr. stephanie grote-garcia dr. ramona parker dr. elda martinez

Pictured above (left to right) are Dr. Stephanie Grote-Garcia, assistant professor in the Dreeben School of Education, associate dean for medical and interprofessional education, and Dr. Elda Martinez, associate professor in the Dreeben School of Education and 2015 Moody Professor, gathering together before the 2016 Faculty Award Reception.

2016 dr. david campos dr. julie miller

Pictured (left to right) are Dr. David Campos, associate professor in the Dreeben School of Education and the 2015-2016 UIW Nominee for the Piper Professor Award, Dr. Julie Miller, associate professor of religious studies, and Dr. Lori Falcon, assistant professor in teacher education, stand together for a photo opportunity before the award reception. Congratulations to the 2015-2016 faculty award recipients.

  • Robert J. Connelly Faculty Leadership Award: Theresa Tiggeman, professor of business administration
  • Sr. Maria Goretti Zehr Award for Innovation: Adam Watkins, professor of animation and game design
  • Sr. Eleanor Ann Young Award for Truth: Dr. Roger Barnes, professor of sociology and criminal justice
  • Sr. Margaret Rose Palmer Award for Education: Dr. Stephanie Grote-Garcia, associate professor in the Dreeben School of Education
  • Mother Columkille Colbert Award for Service: Dr. Craig McCarron, assistant professor of math
  • Sr. St. Pierre Cinquin Award for Faith: Dr. Brian McBurnett, professor of chemistry

Blackboard Walk-Ins
Stop by The Center for Teaching and Learning between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 12 and Wednesday, Jan. 13 in the Administration Building, Room 212, for an opportunity to get your courses ready for spring. Bring your syllabus, PowerPoint presentations or other documentation. You can also receive help to set up your Grade Center, copy course materials from last semester’s course and create a collaborative online session. Snacks will be provided both days. Terry Peak, coordinator of technical training, and crew will be able to help you. For more info, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or


Employee Health & Wellness


Employee Wellness Lunch & Learn
The Employee Wellness Committee will host a Lunch & Learn at 12 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 14 in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. The speaker will present on Eye Health. RSVP by email to


High Schools

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Visit Incarnate Word High School at

Visit the UIW Prep website at



Renewal Film Screening
The Headwaters Coalition invites you to come and enjoy a free screening of Renewal at 11:45 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 2 in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. The many Americans who are answering a spiritual call to confront the enormous challenges of environmental degradation inspire this documentary. Marty Ostrow and Terry Kay Rockefeller produce the documentary. For more info on this screening, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224, extension 280, or at

Our sympathies and prayers go to:

  • Mike Ayala (UIW Police Officer) & family on the recent loss of his father, Mario Alberto Ayala, Sr.
  • Alyce Odom Burkholder (BS ’49) & family on the recent loss of her husband, Dennis Lee Buckley Burkholder.
  • Marguerite McCormick (IWHS ’60) & family on the recent loss of her stepfather, Robert Henry Ernst.
  • Robert Jackson & family on the recent loss of his wife, Mary Cathryn “Cathy” Gray Jackson (IWHS ’65).
  • Tina (Former Development Board) and Clarence Kahlig (UIW friends) on the recent loss of his mother, Elvira Flores Kahlig.
  • Dianna Ramos (UIW Current Student) on the recent loss of her grandmother, Diana Cortez Ramos.




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