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2016 research week uiw


Pictured above (left to right) are Dr. Michael McGuire, professor of business administration, and Dr. Ana Wandless-Hagendorf, research officer, at the annual Research Week podium presentation on Tuesday, Feb. 23 in the Mabee Library.


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

Lenten Fridays: Stations of the Cross/Road to the Resurrection
For the Stations of the Cross/Road to the Resurrection, please visit this link. Map for Campus/Headwaters Stations of the Cross/Road to the Resurrection.

Ecumenical Reconciliation Service
Our 2016 Spring Ecumenical Reconciliation Service will be held at 12 p.m., Wednesday, March 9 in Our Lady's Chapel. Please join the community as we gather to seek strength, comfort and renewal of spirit; as we pray for the reconciliation, and restoration for the broken, the marginalized, the dehumanized, for those on the fringe of life, that the Incarnate Word would be a light that shine in dark times. For more info, contact Brenda Dimas at (210) 829-3128 or

The Rosary with St. James
The Rosary with St. James will be prayed at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 9 in St. Joseph's Chapel at the Village at Incarnate Word. All are invited to join together as brothers and sisters in Christ to pray for the intercession of Christ's first disciple, the Blessed Virgin Mary, as Holy Week begins and our Lenten journey comes to a close. For more info, contact Brenda Dimas at (210) 829-3128 or



the house of bernarda alba 2016

The House of Bernarda Alba
The UIW Department of Theatre Arts invites you to The House of Bernarda Alba. A gem of a play from one of the best Spanish playwrights, Federico Garcia Lorca shows us what the consequences of fear, jealousy, hegemony, and desire can be. Tickets 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 by presenting their valid ID. Remaining show times in the Coates Theatre are below:

  • Friday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m.

For more info, contact Chrissie Young at (210) 829-3810 or

Angels Among Us
Angels Among Us is an art exhibition by Martin Emmanuel Rangel and Victor Hugo De La Fuente, two emerging artists. The opening reception is from 6 - 9 p.m., Friday, March 4 in the Kelso Art Gallery. The exhibit will run from Friday, March 4 - Friday, April 1. To see more about these artists, visit their websites at and For more info about the reception, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or

Girls Global Summit
The Women's Global Connection (WGC) is excited to announce the 4th annual Girls Global Summit from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, March 5 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room as the Women's History Month event. The event features presentations and discussions led by teams of female high school students about issues facing girls around the globe today. More than 200 girls from over 20 area middle and high schools are expected to participate. We encourage faculty, staff, students and family members to attend to listen and engage with the presenters (event attendance is appropriate for anyone middle school age or older). Free to attend with lunch included. Attendees must register here under "Events" or go directly to this link. WGC will also present the 2016 Globally Awesome Girl Award to Patricia S. Castillo, L.M.S.W, the executive director and co-founder of the P.E.A.C.E. (Putting An End to Abuse through Community Efforts) initiative in San Antonio. For more info, contact Tamarra Mencey at (210) 828-2224 or

Summer Camps Mandatory Meeting
UIW will be holding its annual "mandatory" summer camp meeting from 2 - 4 p.m. Monday, March 7 in the Mabee Library Auditorium. Anyone having or considering having a summer camp on or off campus should attend. Discussions will include liability, management, best practices, summer employees (camp counselors) and business office/payroll concerns. For more info, contact Chris Luna at (210) 283-5095 or

Liquor, Love & Drugs
This is an interactive presentation co-sponsored by Athletics and Campus Life that makes you see how much liquor, love and drugs impact your well-being. Join the community in the games and various audience activities at 6 p.m., Monday, March 7 in the Mabee Library Auditorium. For more info, contact Monica Solis-Hoefl at (210) 832-2189 or

Spring 2016 Military Family Welcome Back!
The Center for Veterans Affairs is hosting the Spring 2016 Welcome Back for our UIW Military Family Students: active duty, veterans, and military family members. Staff and faculty veterans are also welcome to attend. The event is from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 8 in front of the UIW Fine Arts Complex. There will be free pizza and sodas. We are also welcoming a special guest to campus: Mobile Vet Center from VA Vet Center Program. For more info, please contact the UIW Center for Veterans Affairs at (210) 832-5651 or

14th Annual Pierre Lecture
As part of the university's on-going effort to engage with the realities of climate change raised in Pope Francis's recent encyclical, Laudato Si', the Religious Studies Department will host a lecture by theologian Colleen Mary Carpenter, Ph.D., of St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN from 7 - 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 8 in the CHRISTUS Heritage Hall. Dr. Carpenter will take up the pope's call for our ecological conversion by presenting the possibilities of a forest spirituality, grounded in the human relationship with the landscape of the forest. For more info, contact Dr. Julie Miller at (210) 283-5062 or

2016 Sr. Margaret Patrice Slattery Lecture in English
The 2016 Sr. Margaret Patrice Slattery Lecture in English is at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 10 in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Dr. Tanja Stampfl will deliver the lecture entitled "Encountering the Other, Re-Seeing the Self: The Trope of the Encounter in Cross-Cultural Literature." Discussion and refreshments will follow the lecture. Everyone is welcome. For more info, contact Dr. Tanja Stampfl at (210) 829-3885 or

Picnic with the President
All UIW employees are invited to Picnic with the President from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 29 in the courtyard in front of the Coates Theater to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Dr. Lou Agnese's inauguration as president. Bring your appetite and join the celebration. We'll provide the food and drinks! To participate in the fun, RSVP online here. For questions, contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at or (210) 829-6001.


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.

Swing-In Auction Party and Golf Tournament
The Swing-In Auction Party is at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 28 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room and the Golf Tournament tee times are 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Friday, April 29 at the Republic Golf Course. Swing-In is an annual event hosted by the UIW Development Board that raises funds for much needed scholarships. The theme for this year's auction party is Wild West; make sure to wear your hats and boots. Last year, our donors' generosity enabled us to raise a record-breaking total of nearly $400,000. For more info, contact Ana Bribiesca at (210) 829-6075 or


2016 fiesta medal uiw

The Cutting Edge™ Fiesta® Medals For Sale
Our 2016 Cutting EdgeTM Fiesta® Medals are currently available for purchase. They are $5 and can be purchased from the UIW Fashion Department Office located on the second floor of the Joyce Building. The medal will also be available at the Cutting EdgeTM Fiesta® Fashion Show. For details, contact the UIW Fashion Department at (210) 832-3219.

The Cutting Edge™ Fiesta® Fashion Show
Don't miss UIW's 2016 Cutting EdgeFiesta® Fashion Show set for Monday, April 11 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the show set to begin at 7 p.m. Single tickets can be purchased for $35 (seat only) and $75 (includes a light meal & drink.) Tables of 10 are available for $750, $1,000 and $1,250. Tickets are available by calling the UIW Development Office at (210) 829-6013. For information email

Experience the latest fashions created and presented by UIW's fashion design students. The Cutting EdgeFiesta® Fashion Show displays new talent set to the professional standard of a New York-style runway show. Student designers present collections they have illustrated, designed and constructed in a year-long fashion capstone course. This annual event is entirely produced by students - from sound and lighting, to staging and contracting professional models - UIW students experience every aspect of planning a professional runway show.

Proceeds benefit scholarships for students in UIW's fashion management program. For more information visit us online at


Department News


2016 addys awards

Pictured above is Michael Clayton, associate professor of graphic design, with graphic design students at the annual American Advertising Awards hosted by the American Advertising Federation - San Antonio (AAF-SA) chapter Saturday, Feb. 20 at the McNay Art Museum. Several students had work selected as finalists for the awards. Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards were given with those winning Student Gold and Silver Awards being advanced to district competition in Lubbock, TX. Student Judges Awards and Best of Show were also announced. UIW students took home 31 of the 35 awards given out that evening: 8 Gold, 8 Silver, 10 Bronze, and 4 Special Judges Awards as well as Best of Show. The Specials Judges Awards came with $250 each. The Best of Show winner claimed a $500 prize. UIW Graphic Design students competed against other design students from San Antonio College and Texas State University.



2016 health and wellness fair

UIW Health and Wellness Fair
UIW Health and Wellness Fair will be held from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 2 in the Wellness Center. Over 30 vendors will be on site to promote health and administer basic biometric screening. There will be music and door prizes. UIW Health Services, STARS, the Employee Wellness Committee and Human Resources sponsor the event. For more info, contact David Allwein at (210) 829-3126 or

Female Leadership: Literature, Health Care, and the Law
Women and Gender Studies is hosting a panel discussion with Poet Wendy Barker, Judge Lori Valenzuela, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Development Officer Mary Kay Martinez and Former Diplomat Cecilia Elizondo Herrera at 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 8 in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Students and classes are encouraged to attend. For more info, contact Dr. Emily Clark at (210) 283-5061 or


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:
Feb. 27: Men's Basketball vs. Lamar, McDermott Convocation Center, 4:30 p.m.
Feb. 29: Men's Basketball vs. Stephen F. Austin, McDermott Convocation Center, 6 p.m. (Streaming live on American Sports Network)

Women's Basketball for the Week:
Feb. 27: Women's Basketball vs. Lamar, McDermott Convocation Center, 2 p.m.

Baseball for the Week:
The UIW Athletics Department invites the community to enjoy UIW Baseball. Home games for February are listed below.

Feb. 26: Baseball vs. Bradley, Wolff Stadium, 4 p.m.
Feb. 27: Baseball vs. Notre Dame, Wolff Stadium, 11:30 a.m.
Feb. 27: Baseball vs. Gonzaga, Wolff Stadium, 7:30 p.m.

Women's Synchronized Swimming for the Week:
The UIW Athletics Department invites the community to enjoy Women's Synchronized Swimming. Home games for February are listed below.

Feb. 27: Women's Synchronized Swimming South Region Championships, Barshop Natatorium, 8:45 a.m.

Women's Tennis for the Week:
Feb. 28: Women's Tennis vs. Air Force Academy, Mabry Tennis Center, 9 a.m.

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


Community News

Red Dress Health Fair and Fashion Show Photos on Display
Please visit the student gallery in the Kelso Art Center on campus to view the photographs submitted in the Red Dress Health Fair and Fashion Show photo contest. The photographs will be displayed until Monday, Feb. 29. Each piece is available for purchase on a first come basis. For more information please contact Dr. Michael D. Moon, School of Nursing Faculty at (210) 216-5086. We look forward to seeing more submission next year. Thank you for your support.

Sculpture Display: Natural Abstraction with Industrial Elements
The community is invited to view student work designed and created as a "non-representational" sculptural form by combining both natural and industrial elements. The display is open during normal library hours from Tuesday, March 1 through Wednesday, March 16. For more info, contact Melissa Rucker at (210) 829-6097 or

"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.

  • March 1, 9 - 11 a.m.
  • March 7, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • March 10, 1:30 - 3:30 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. (Moved to SAIDOFF)
  • May 23, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • May 31, 9 - 11 a.m.

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

Requesting Nominations for 12th Annual Presidential Teaching Award
Nominations will be accepted through Monday, Feb. 29 for the 2016 Presidential Teaching Award. This annual award acknowledges and rewards a full-time faculty member who exemplifies excellence in teaching leading to student engagement. Dr. Agnese presents a $5,000 stipend to the recipient. Former recipients include Dr. Roger Barnes, William Gokelman, Dr. Neeta Singh, Dr. Bill Carleton, Theresa Tiggeman, Dr. Paul Lewis, Dr. Lydia Andrade, Dr. Jessica Kimmel, Dr. Doug Gilmour, Dr. Brian McBurnett and Dr. Scott Dittloff. Current students, alumni and colleagues are invited to submit a rationale stating why the nominee is deserving of the award. For full details and nomination form, visit For more info, contact Itza Casanova at (210) 829-3943 or

Alternative Spring Break 2016
Alternative Spring Break is taking place from Monday, March 14 through Friday, March 18 in the San Antonio community. This event is open to UIW students, faculty and staff. Students have an opportunity to earn service hours. For a full list of locations and to sign up, visit this link. For more info, contact Dr. Craig McCarron at (210) 805-1225 or


Faculty News

New Blackboard Course Shell - Coming Summer 2016
The UIW Instructional Technology team is developing a brand new Blackboard course shell for the main campus courses. The shell will include pre-formatted content for hybrid, online, and face-to-face courses. Continuing through the end of April, Instructional Technology will be previewing the new course shell to faculty and staff providing an opportunity for both faculty input and training on how to integrate the shell with your Blackboard courses. Please join us for one of our one-hour sessions in the Administration Building, Room 212. Below are the times and dates of upcoming workshops.

  • Feb. 29 at 9 a.m.
  • March 3 at 12 p.m.
  • March 8 at 12 p.m.
  • March 11 at 9 a.m.
  • March 21 at 12 p.m.
  • March 23 at 12 p.m.
  • March 29 at 9 a.m.
  • March 31 at 12 p.m.
  • April 4 at 3 p.m.
  • April 8 at 12 p.m.
  • April 19 at 9 a.m.
  • April 21 at 12 p.m.
  • April 25 at 3 p.m.
  • April 27 at 12 p.m.

For more info, contact Please sign up at this link.

Service Learning Resources for Faculty
Drop by any time between 4 - 5:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 29 and Wednesday, March 2 as well as between 9 - 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 3 in the McCreless Heritage Room, Administration Building, Room 155 to learn more about the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership web pages[BROKEN LINK] to help faculty with service and scholarships, learn about service learning and how to create successful service learning experiences, and how the ECCL is helping all students get more benefit from community service through OrgSync. There will be refreshments and an opportunity to sign up to win a $50 gift certificate. Contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at

Rubrics 101
Rubrics can be real problem-solvers. They help us communicate our expectations to students and convey to them the objective standards that guide our grading. They also help make grading more efficient. Participants in this session will learn the typical elements of a rubric and begin constructing one for an assignment of their own. Please bring an assignment that could benefit from a good rubric and a laptop if that's convenient. The first 10 participants to sign up for each session will receive a $100 stipend. Only fulltime faculty members who teach at least one undergraduate course are eligible for a stipend. The first session is from 12 - 1 p.m. (lunch provided), Wednesday, March 2 in the Administration Building, Room 155. The second sessions is from 8 - 9 a.m. (breakfast provided), Thursday, March 3 in the Administration Building, Room 212. Dr. Amanda Johnston, director of the Writing and Learning Center is hosting this workshop. To sign up for either session go to the following link or contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or


For Your Students

UIW Full-Time Job Fair
Career Services is hosting a Full-Time Job Fair for students and alumni from 1 - 4 p.m., Thursday, March 3 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. For more info, contact Career Services at (210) 829-3931 or

Money Madness
Join the Office of Financial Assistance for Money Madness from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 9 in front of the Wellness Center. Enjoy free popsicles along with scholarship resources, information about next year's Financial Aid Application (FAFSA) and money saving ideas for Spring Break. For more info, contact Heather Miller at (210) 829-6008 or


Employee Health & Wellness

Employee Wellness Lunch & Learn
The Employee Wellness Committee will host a Lunch & Learn at 12 p.m., Thursday, March 24 in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. The speaker will present on the American Red Cross. RSVP by email:


High Schools

2016 sachs international week

SACHS Faculty James Cowen, English, Abraham Callahan, Latin, and Tom Wright, physics, stand in front of a presentation made by the students from Guangzhou at the St. Anthony Catholic High School Annual International Day Ceremony.

14th Annual Chip'n Classic
SACHS is hosting the 14th Annual Chip'n Classic from 1 - 8 p.m., Saturday, March 12 at The Republic Golf Course. The shotgun start is at 1 p.m. with a putting contest before the tournament begins. In addition, there will be a silent auction with all types of items ranging from sports memorabilia to all inclusive trips. For more information. please email


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Shattered Sky Film Screening
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word is hosting the Shattered Sky film screening at 12 p.m., Monday, Feb. 29 in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. For more info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or


Our thoughts and prayers go to:

  • Michele, Jerry & Barney Adcock & family on the recent loss of their sister, Evelyn Adcock (Santa Rosa School of Nursing, '38).
  • Jenny and Todd (UIW Development Board) Braulick & family on the recent loss of his mother, Rosalin Elise Hicks Braulick.
  • Cynthia Vela Glass (BA '72) & family on the recent loss of her husband, Walt Glass (BA '72, Alumnus of Distinction, '03).
  • Gemey Kaliff & family on the recent loss of her husband, Mendel S. "Mickey" Kaliff (Former UIW Board of Trustees).
  • Kimberly Gilbert Kennedy & family on the recent loss of her husband; Mary Cay Kennedy Murray (BS '68, Former UIW Development Staff) and Ellen Kennedy Franckowiak (BA '69) on the recent loss of their brother, Martin James Kennedy (UIW Friend).
  • Tracey & Mark (UIW Development Board) Koshnick & family on the recent loss of his father, John L. Koshnick.
  • The family of Andrée Eleanor Houssiere Macaluso (BS '47) on her recent death.


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