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dinner at sr. martha ann's


Pictured above at dinner at Sr. Martha Ann Kirk's is Sr. Martha Ann Kirk with Associate Provost Barbara Aranda-Naranjo, other CCVI Sisters, UIW students who returned from a mission trip in Chimbote, Peru and Women's Global Connection UIW missionary Juan Pina. The dinner offered a time for reflection and sharing with one another and discussing the meaning of service and social justice.  



Our Lady's Chapel Services

All are welcome. 

  • Noon Mass, Monday – Friday
  • Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m. and 8:30 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



TOGETHER Caring for Creation
The UIW community is invited to the many events of “TOGETHER Caring for Creation.” The events are part of World Interfaith Harmony Week: an interfaith week of learning, reflection and commitment to action. You can view the event listings at this link. The events will take place from Thursday, Jan. 28 through Monday, Feb. 8. For more info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at

'The Beauty of Everyday Life' Art Exhibit Opening
You're invited to the Rosenberg School of Optometry's spring art exhibit at the RSO campus (9725 Datapoint). The exhibit opens at 6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 29. The featured artist is Cassandra Harper Baer, who grew up in Washington D.C. and recently moved to San Antonio. This show will feature her works, and provide a window into her attitude toward life and the joy in which she approaches it. All works are for sale and additional information about the artist and the works will be shared at the art exhibit opening. For more info, contact Dr. Dede Rios at (210) 930-8688 or

The Story of the Other Wise Man
The UIW Theatre Department presents the Extended Run Players production of The Story of the Other Wise Man at 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Jan. 30 in the Ingrid Seddon Recital Hall. The production traces the travels and challenges of a fourth wise man who strives to join the other three, but meets with one delay after another. While the plot begins in the Christmas season, it ends at the Passion years later. It is a moving story that appeals because of the generosity of its hero. Ticket prices are: Adults: $10 Seniors: $9 Non-UIW Students: $8 Groups (10 or more): $6 and UIW Students, Faculty and Staff may attend free of charge. For more info, contact Chrissie Young at (210) 829-3000 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 vision 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.

Submissions Wanted: Photography Competition for Red Dress Health Fair and Fashion Show
The Red Dress Committee is excited to announce a new event to be added to the Red Dress Health Fair and Fashion Show. Faculty, staff and students are invited to submit an original photograph donation representing the color red and imagery related to the heart, heart health and/or the American Heart Association's Go Red Campaign ( All eligible submissions will be displayed at the Red Dress Health Fair and Fashion Show where attendees will judge the photographs. A prize of $25 dollars will be awarded to the winner. All of the eligible submissions will be displayed in one of the Kelso Art Center student galleries during the month of February following the event to highlight the artwork. All eligible submissions will be available for purchase by the community and proceeds from this event will help to support future Red Dress activities. Photographic artwork should be submitted to Dr. Michael D. Moon in the Nursing Building by 12 p.m., Monday, Feb. 1. For entry requirements please contact Dr. Michael Moon, or (210) 216-5086.

UIW Nursing Cardinal Wellness Center Open House
Join the UIW community from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3 at the Bowden Eye and Health Institute (2547 E. Commerce Street, San Antonio, Texas 78203) for the UIW Nursing Cardinal Wellness Center Open House. The UIW Nursing Cardinal Wellness Center is a nurse managed wellness center developed by the UIW School of Nursing & Health Professions. The Open House will promote the Center and the available services to the local community and introduce this new endeavor to the university community. For more info, contact Dr. Holly DiLeo at (210) 283-6331 or

OLLU Moody Professor at UIW
UIW Provost Dr. Kathi Light invites the UIW community to attend the Moody Professor Lecture at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3 in the Mabee Library Auditorium by OLLU Moody Professor Dr. Kathryn Anderson. Dr. Anderson, chair and professor of psychology at OLLU, has conducted research over the last 25 years on situational and personality factors that cause aggression and violence and has recently focused on violence prevention and intervention. Dr. Anderson's lecture, “Are You Threatening Me?? Tests of the General Aggression Model with Brilliant McNair Scholars,” will be followed by a reception in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. For more info, contact Itza Casanova at (210) 829-3943 or

2016 asian new year celebration

2016 Asian New Year Celebration
Join the UIW community for the annual Asian New Year Celebration from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. The Asian New Year is the longest and most important celebration in the lunar calendar. The New Year festivities, traditionally begins on the first day of the month and continues until the fifteenth, when the moon is brightest. This year is the Year of the Monkey. The Institute of World Cultures will provide free delicious Asian cuisine and fantastic Asian performances. For more info, contact Suyuan Yi at (210) 805-5820 or

2016 Literacy Summit: Celebrating 20 Years of What's Hot in Research and Practice

The Dreeben School of Education (DSE) will host the 2016 Literacy Summit on Friday, Feb. 12 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room and Saturday, Feb. 13 in the UIW Music Building. This National event will be co-sponsored by the DSE, the Texas Association for Literacy Education, and the Specialized Literacy Professionals. Over 300 educators, literacy researchers, and pre-service teachers are expected to attend. Attendees will receive 10 CPE hours. The theme of the Summit is Literacy Research and Practice ― Celebrating 20 Years of What's Hot. Presentation topics will include the following:

  • Literacy Coaches/Reading Specialists
  • Implementing State Standards
  • English Language Learners
  • Close Reading and Text Complexity
  • Academic Writing/Writing from Sources
  • Struggling Readers
  • Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Motivation
  • Teacher Preparation and Evaluation for Literacy
  • Informational Texts
  • New Literacies and Digital Literacies

The keynote speakers hold a wealth of experience about literacy instruction. Many are Past-Presidents of the International Literacy Association (ILA) and several have been inducted into the Reading Hall of Fame. Keynote speakers include Dr. Jill Lewis-Spector, Dr. Donald J. Leu, Dr. Linda Gambrell, Dr. Jack Cassidy, Dr. Stephanie Grote-Garcia, Dr. Evan Orlieb, Dr. Estanislado S. Barrera IV. Dr. Victoria Risko, Marcie Craig Post, and Guadalupe Garcia McCall (Award-winning children's author). In addition, the Summit will feature children's authors Jonathan Rand, Sonia Gensler, and John Micklos, Jr. Attendees of the summit will have the opportunity to choose from over 130 presentations (i.e., 30-minute sessions, round-table discussions, and poster sessions) and to visit with vendors. In addition, lunch will be provided. Visit to view the schedule, read the speaker bios, and to register. For more info, contact Dr. Stephanie Grote-Garcia at (210) 832-2106 or


Department News

Master of Biomedical Sciences Information Session
You are invited to an information session from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 23 in the UIW Office of Admissions (ground floor of the Administration Building) for the Master of Biomedical Sciences program. Students will gain information about the Master of Biomedical Sciences, a full-time one-year master's degree program at the University of the Incarnate Word. The program provides students with the background necessary to pursue a variety of careers in the health professions and biomedical sciences. The multidisciplinary course of study is intended for students who need to bolster their competitiveness for medical school and other related health professions. For more info, contact Andrea Cyterski-Acosta at (210) 283-6976 or

Faculty-led Study Abroad with EF Tours
Paul Hopkinson from EF College Study Tours will be on campus from 4 – 5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 27 in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room to meet with faculty interested in planning faculty-led study abroad trips. EF Tours not only has existing programs, but can offer customized programs as well. For more info, contact Alanna Taylor at (210) 805-5709 or

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 sophomore nikki popa romania

UIW sophomore Nikki Popa, midfielder-forward in women's soccer, was called up to the Romanian national women's soccer team last week. Romania will play Norway on Friday, Jan. 22 and Lorca of the second division Spanish League on Tuesday, Jan. 26.

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. 23: Men's Basketball vs. Abilene Christian, McDermott Convocation Center, 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 25: Men's Basketball at McNeese State, 7 p.m.
Jan. 30: Men's Basketball vs. Nicholls, McDermott Convocation Center, 4:30 p.m.

Women's Basketball for the Week:
Jan. 23: Women's Basketball vs. Abilene Christian, McDermott Convocation Center, 2 p.m.
Jan. 27: Women's Basketball vs. Texas A&M – Corpus Chrisit, McDermott Convocation Center, 6 p.m.
Jan. 30: Women's Basketball vs. Nicholls, McDermott Convocation Center, 2 p.m.

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


Community News

2016 swing in invitation raffle


For more information, follow this link or contact the UIW Development office at (210) 829-6013.

The 2016 CCVI Spirit Awards Nominations
Faculty, administration, staff and students are invited to submit one or more nominations. Nominations made in previous years for persons who were not selected will be reconsidered each year. If in any year the Selection Committee determines that no suitable candidate has been proposed, the award will not be given out that year. To enter your nomination, please visit

Web Development Training Session
The Web Development office resumes its OU Campus training sessions this spring semester on at 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 29 in the Mabee Library, Room 230. We will explore the new JustEdit WYSIWYG toolbar and the OU Campus image editor. Seating is limited to 25 participants; please RSVP to

Future web development training sessions semester are below:

Jan. 29— Learning how to use the JustEdit (wysiwyg) toolbar; Image Editing

Feb. 26 — New Features in OU Campus for 2016, general session.

April 1 – Search Engine Optimization, and a look at analytics

April 29 — Writing for the web.


Faculty News

Jing a Jing Jing
For many of us, the proverb is right—a picture is really worth a thousand words. Jing, a free app, allows users to make a short video, store it in the cloud and share the link. There are dozens of ways to use Jing videos: you can comment on a student's paper, make an email clearer, respond to frequent questions with a PowerPoint slide plus video and direct students to the relevant part of a website with a screen shot and a few words. Participants in the workshop will learn to create a video using Jing, as well as explore many ways to use short videos in teaching. Please bring a laptop if convenient. One participant at each session will win a microphone for their computer. There will be a workshop in the Administration Building, Room 212 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 26 and from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Wednesday Jan. 27. Both workshops will have wine and cheese. Rachel Walker of the psychology department will be speaking. Please sign up at this link. For more info, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or


Extended Academic Studies

ADCaP & UIW Online Info Session
The UIW community is invited to attend a UIW Extended Academic Programs Information Session held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9 in the UIW Grossman International Conference Center - Auditorium (847 E. Hildebrand, 78212) at 6 p.m. This is a great opportunity to learn about UIW's Adult Degree Completion Program (ADCaP) and UIW Online, which are tailored to the busy adult learner. UIW will be highlighting opportunities to earn a bachelor's or master's degree completely online or at one of our six locations in San Antonio. Admissions, Academic Advisors, Financial Aid, Veterans Affairs, and faculty will be available to meet face-to-face with attendees. To RSVP, please call (210) 757-0202 or email Visit for more information.


Employee Health & Wellness

Employee Wellness Lunch & Learn
The Employee Wellness Committee is hosting a Lunch & Learn at 12 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17 in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. The speaker will present for American Heart Month. RSVP by email:


High Schools

Brainpower Connection Mass 2016
The annual Brainpower Connection Mass is from 9 – 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 22 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room for freshmen students from St. Anthony Catholic High School and Incarnate Word High School along with 8th grade students from St. Peter Prince of the Apostles School and St. Anthony Elementary School. This event is the kick off to Catholic Schools week. For more info, contact Dan Ochoa at (210) 829-2708 or


Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at

Visit Incarnate Word High School at

Visit the UIW Prep website at



Women's Global Connection Immersion Trip Information Meeting
The Women's Global Connection (WGC) welcomes UIW faculty, staff and students as well as those from the community to come learn all about traveling with WGC for this summer's immersion trips to Peru (after graduation in May) and Africa (July/August). These trips are an opportunity to serve others and to learn about another culture. The information session will be from 4 – 5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 27 in the AT&T Science Center, Room 121. For more info, contact Tamarra Mencey at (210) 828-2224 or

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:

  • Lilia Campos & family on the recent loss of her son, Isaac S. Campos (MAA '98).
  • Jennifer Gafford Flowers & family on the recent loss of her mother,Willda “Vicki” Vickrey Gafford (BA '60, MA '66).




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