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2016 red dress health fair & fashion show


Delia Meyer, instructor in the nursing program, emceed the 2016 Red Dress Health Fair & Fashion Show Tuesday, Feb. 2 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. This annual event brings awareness to women's cardiac health and featured one-of-a-kind dress designs by UIW fashion students.


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

Ash Wednesday Services - Wednesday, Feb. 10

  • 8 a.m. Mass in Our Lady's Chapel - Fr. Wayne Cavalier
  • 9 a.m. Ecumenical Service at the Bowden Eye & Health Center - Sr. Joan Holden
  • 11 a.m. Ecumenical Service at the Saidoff Center - Sr. Luz
  • 12 p.m. Mass in Our Lady's Chapel - Fr. Wayne Cavalier
  • 2:45 p.m. Ecumenical Service at the Rosenberg School of Optometry - Dr. Connor
  • 4:30 p.m. (Formerly scheduled at 4 p.m.) Ecumenical Service at the Feik School of Pharmacy - Rev. Trevor Alexander
  • 5:45 p.m. Ecumenical Service in Our Lady's Chapel - Rev. Trevor Alexander
  • 7:30 p.m. Ecumenical Service at Incarnate Word High School Chapel - Rev. Trevor Alexander
  • 9:20 p.m. Ecumenical Service in Our Lady's Chapel - Rev. Trevor Alexander

For more info, contact Brenda Dimas at (210) 829-3128 or

Taiz Prayer Service
The UIW community is invited to participate in a service of praise and worship in the tradition of Taiz Community beginning at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16 in Our Lady's Chapel. For more info, please contact Brenda Dimas at (210) 829-3128 or Lena Gokelman, For additional info on the history, community, and current events of Taiz, go to

24-Hour Pray-a-thon
Pray-a-thon begins with Taize on Tuesday, Feb. 16 evening through Friday, Feb. 19. There are no overnight sessions this year. So, cumulatively there are 24 hours in the entire event. For 2016, Pray-a-thon will end with the CFK dodgeball tournament (a way to "play and pray" and raise money and awareness for the SA Children's Hospital). For more info, contact (210) 829-3128 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 through Monday, Feb. 8. For more info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at

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 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

Mabee Library Research Workshops

Mabee Library Presents Farhad's Film Series
Triple Feature from 2 - 4 p.m, Wednesday, Feb. 10 in the Mabee Library, Room 221.

  1. A) The Illusionists (2015): A film about the globalization of beauty (54 minutes)
  2. B) On beauty (2015): See the beauty in difference (31 minutes)
  3. C) The fat body (in)visible (2011): What happens when women decide to love their bodies, no matter what size? (24 minutes)

For more info, please contact Farhad Moshiri at or (210) 829-3842.

Camerata San Antonio
The UIW Department of Music presentsCamerata San Antonio at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 14 in the UIW Music Building Concert Hall. For ticket info, visit

2016 interior design scholarship event

Judy Broughton & John Lodek Scholarship Fundraising Celebration
Join the community for the Judy Broughton & John Lodek Scholarship Fundraiser Celebration at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. Judy and John taught Interior Design at UIW for thirty-plus years. They both retired in 2015, and this scholarship has been started to commemorate their years of service. Advance ticket pricing is $35 for general admission and $15 for students. Tickets will be $40 at the door the evening of the event. For more info on this event, contact Anita Henson at (210) 829-3141 or

9th Annual Research Week
Please join the Office of Research and Graduate Studies, Office of Research Development and the UIW scholarly community as we celebrate the 9th Annual Research Week Feb. 23 - Feb. 25. You are encouraged to celebrate our community of creators, scholars, researchers and performers and join in the events. To see the full schedule of events and for more info, visit

Athletics News

Cardinal Spotlight

UIW Basketball Season
The UIW Athletics Department invites the community to enjoy men and women's basketball. Home games for February are listed below.

Men's Basketball for the Week:
No home games.

Women's Basketball for the Week:
Feb. 13: Women's Basketball vs. Central Arkansas, McDermott Convocation Center, 2 p.m.

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

Community News

UIW Highlight

2016 ella austin community garden

Dr. Jeff Crane, associate dean of CHASS, along with UIW faculty and students, assisted children in the community with the revitalization and expansion of the Ella Austin Community Center garden Friday, Jan. 29.

2016 jesus in islam

Dr. Zeki Saritoprak, professor and the Bediüzzaman Nursi Chair in Islamic Studies at John Carroll University in Cleveland, presented "Jesus in Islam," Monday, Feb. 1 at the ICC co-sponsored by UIW Religious Studies and the Dialogue Institute.

2016 nursing cardinal wellness center opening

Dean of Nursing and Health Professions Dr. Mary Hoke cut the ribbon to the new UIW Nursing Cardinal Wellness Center with the help of Sr. Joan Holden, CCVI on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at the Bowden Eye and Health Center.

2016 ollu moody professor at uiw

UIW Provost Dr. Kathi Light introduced the UIW community to the OLLU Moody Professor Dr. Kathryn Anderson Lecture Thursday, Feb. 3. Dr. Anderson 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.

March Women's History Month Programs Sought
The UIW community is invited to contribute a program to March Women's History Month. Please e-mail your ideas to Dr. Adrienne Ambrose or Sr. Martha Ann Kirk or join the committee planning meetings. For more info on the committee meetings contact or

2016 swing in invitation raffle


For more information or to purchase Swing-In raffle tickets, follow this link or contact the UIW Development office at (210) 829-6013.

"Survival Mindset" Information Session
The UIW Police Department and Environmental Health Safety & Risk Management will be hosting "Survival Mindset" information session. These information sessions are an overview of the original 4-hour class.

About the Training:

The current presentation teaches and promotes the "Run, Hide, Fight" concept. In today's world, each and every one of us must be responsible for our own personal safety and security. The concepts and ideas presented are not campus specific; they apply in any environment the participant may find themselves.

Each session is scheduled for 2 hours. The presentation is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, leaving 30 minutes for questions and answers. The sessions during the Spring 2016 semester will be held in the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Seating is limited to 30 participants per session. Email if you wish to attend one of the 16 sessions listed below. Please include the date of the session you wish to attend.

  • Feb. 10, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 11, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Feb. 15, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Feb. 19, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • March 1, 9 - 11 a.m.
  • March 7, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • March 10, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • March 25, 9 - 11 a.m.
  • April 1, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • April 6, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • April 19, 9 - 11 a.m.
  • April 28, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • May 13, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • May 18, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • May 23, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • May 31, 9 - 11 a.m.

UIW Bookstore Closed for Inventory
The UIW Bookstore will be closed Saturday, Feb. 13 for inventory. If you have any questions, contact (210) 829-6056 or

Be The Match Bone Marrow Drive
The Pre-Pharmacy Association hosts this event from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17 at the circle area between the Wellness Center and the AT&T Science Center in an effort to increase awareness and sign up committed prospective donors for this cause. At PPA's 2014 Bone Marrow Drive held at UIW, a match was made by a current UIW student who followed through, donating his bone marrow to a ten-year-old child last year, resulting in saving this child's life. The Pre-Pharmacy Association is completely committed to this cause and invites the UIW family and friends to get involved. For more info, contact Candace Graham at (210) 296-5238 or

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. The deadline to enter nominations is end of day Sunday, Feb. 28. To enter your nomination, please visit


Student Reading: Can't They? Don't They? Won't They?
Many of us have asked ourselves these questions after making a reading assignment. Reading research points out that how we interact with students before, during, and after a reading assignment can bolster their comprehension; however, many instructors help students grapple with a text only after the reading has supposedly been completed. Participants in this workshop will learn simple and practical ways to shift some of their instruction to the earlier phases of the reading process. The first five participants to register for each session will receive a copy of John Bean's Engaging Ideas. From 12 - 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17 (lunch) in the Administration Building, Room 155, and from 8 - 9 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 18 (breakfast) in the Administration Building, Room 212. Ann David of the Dreeben School of Education will be presenting. For more info, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or

For Your Students

"Do-nut" Forget to File Your FAFSA
Stop by for free donuts and information regarding the free application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) for 2016/2017 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9 on Dubuis Lawn. For more info, contact Heather Miller at (210) 805-1234 or

The International Athlete Visa Workshop
Join the International Student & Scholar Services department from 5:30 - 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12 in the ICC Auditorium for a free visa workshop. The workshop is aimed at educating international student athletes and coaches about visa options after graduation. The guest speaker is immigration attorney Kathryn N. Karam of The Law Office of Kathryn N. Karam, P.C. She will speak about the P-1 "Athlete" visa, requirements, application process & how to use the P-1 as an employment option in the U.S. for foreign athletes. For more info, contact Sheena Connell at (210) 805-5705 or

This Career Services event from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23 in the Nursing Building, Room 222 offers a one on one resume review by a career counselor. Resumes are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. For more info, contact Darlene Moczygemba at (210) 829-3931 or

Networking & Professional Dress Workshop
This student-centered event helps students learn networking skills and strategies from an employer's perspective. The event is from 12 - 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24 in the Mabee Library Auditorium. For more info, contact Darlene Moczygemba at (210) 829-3931 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

St. Anthony Catholic High School Community Service Day
St. Anthony Catholic High School is committed to encouraging our students to embrace and live our service core value. Every year, SACHS mobilizes their student body to designated community organizations and spends the day completing service. This year, SACHS will be having their 2016 Community Service Day from 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5. There are four specific sites for each class level: freshman will serve at the SA Food Bank, sophomores will serve at the Headwaters at Incarnate Word, juniors at SAMMinistries, and seniors at Morgan's Wonderland. For more info, contact Rosi Cortez at (210) 832-5600 or

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