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2016 uiw health and wellness fair


Pictured above (left to right) are Erin Galloway, athletic facilities coordinator, David Allwein, assistant director of student health services, Scott LeBlanc, director of recreation, sport & wellness, and Sam Martinez, graduate assistant for the UIW Employee Wellness Committee, at the 2016 UIW Health & Wellness Fair held at the Cervera Wellness Center.


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



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

Women and Water Conservation
This Women's History Month lecture is from 9 - 10:15 a.m., Monday, March 7 in the Ingrid Seddon Recital Hall. Dana Nichols has a background of helping disadvantaged women in Guatemala and is a specialist in water conservation. She works with SAWS and will speak on the history of water and water conservation in San Antonio. She will address the number of women working in the field of water conservation today. For more info, contact Jeanette M. Pierce at

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

The Good, the Bad and the Feminine: Women in the Narrative of Harry Potter
This Women's History Month lecture is at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 9 in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Dr. Emily Clark of the UIW English Department and Dr. Michelle Tabit of the UIW History Department present on the writings of British author J. K. Rowling. For more info, contact Dr. Emily Clark at

Chinese Paper-Cutting Workshop
Paper-cutting is a very distinctive visual art of Chinese handicrafts. It originated from the 6th century when women used to paste golden and silver foil cuttings onto their hair at the temples, and men used them in sacred rituals. Later, they were used during festivals to decorate gates and windows. After hundreds of years' development, now they have become a very popular means of decoration among country folk, especially women. Join the Institute of World Cultures for a workshop on Chinese paper-cutting from 3 - 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 9 in the foyer of the Mabee Library. For more info, contact Suyuan Yi at (210) 508-5820 or

Muslim Women's Dress
This Women's History Month event is from 12 - 1:15 p.m., Thursday, March 10 in the Joyce Building, Room 126. Sakinah J. Al Duhailib, Fatma Aslan, Nazneen Husain, Sarwat Husain, Khaled H. Mulla, Narjis Pierre and Sumeyra Tek discuss the many styles of head covering and dress women choose to express their religious, cultural and personal identities. This is part of a class led by Michaele Haynes, a Cultural Anthropologist and Sr. Martha Ann Kirk who has had experience in Iran, Bangladesh, Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, Iraq and Palestine will moderate the discussion. For more info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at

Mabee Library presents Farhad's Film Series
Special Presentation featuring Dr. Carla Perez from the Fashion Management Department from 2 - 4 p.m., Thursday, March 10 in the Mabee Library, Room 221.

  • Fashion in film (2008): Discover the history of costumes, couture and glamour icons that have transformed the look of movies forever (56 minutes)
  • Dressing Hitchcock: A research presentation by Dr. Carla Perez (60 minutes)

For more information, please contact Farhad Moshiri at or 210-829-3842.

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

Sr. Corita Kent's Pop Art and the Ideas of the Second Vatican
A museum docent and Sr. Martha Ann Kirk will consider how social justice and the spirit of the Second Vatican Council influenced the pop art and teaching of Catholic Sister Corita Kent in Los Angeles in the 1960-70s on a tour of the San Antonio Art Museum (200 W. Jones Avenue, San Antonio, Texas 78215) from 4:45 - 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, March 22. Tour will be free if one has a UIW ID card and is with the class group. Others are welcome to join, but need to pay regular museum fees. Prepare by reading this article. For more info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at (210) 883-5934 or

Band of Sisters Film Screening
Band of Sisters is a documentary featuring the stories of Catholic nuns and their work for social justice after Vatican II. Sr. Yolanda Tarango, CCVI, is featured in the film and will be available to respond to questions following the screening. The screening is from 12 - 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 23 in the Mabee Library Auditorium. For more info, contact Dr. Adrienne Ambrose at

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 The Office of Development is also looking for volunteers for the event. Please sign up at this link to become a volunteer.


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

2016 UIW Tech Fair
The 2016 UIW Tech Fair will take place on Wednesday, April 13 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. The Tech Fair team is planning a video-poster presentation space, which will include four large, flat-screen monitors, from which you can exhibit your research, show a video or share a poster-style presentation to an audience of up to ten attendees. The video-poster presentation space will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sessions are scheduled hourly. Presentations should be no longer than 10 minutes, (less than 15 slides), including time for questions and answers. Once your presentation is complete, you can encourage your audience to attend the next presentation. Space is limited. To register, click this link. Would you consider taking a booth at the UIW Tech Fair? The booth will need to be staffed from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. If you are unable to dedicate that much time to staffing a booth, perhaps you could share the booth space with colleagues or students. Booths will include power, wireless internet, pipe and drape and a table and chairs. The space is approximately 6' x 6', with ample room to post signage. This year's theme is centered on the upcoming Fiesta® celebration, so we encourage you to decorate your booth in a Fiesta theme. Click here to reserve a booth space. The deadline for booth and presentation reservations is Friday, March 18. For more info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or


2016 corporate cup

2016 Corporate Cup Registration Open
UIW will host the citywide San Antonio Sports Corporate Cup on Saturday, June 4 from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the UIW Athletic Complex. Registration is now open. For more info and to register online, visit: Each UIW employee who participates will receive a free t-shirt! Be sure to register by April 1, 2016 to ensure your free shirt.


Department News

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

Library Outreach:

  • Music/Fine Arts Research Workshop - From 2 - 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 22 in the Bennack Music Center lobby. For more info, please contact Farhad Moshiri at or (210) 829-3842.
  • Business Research Workshop - From 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 23 in Brainstormin' in Gorman. For more info, please contact Paul Andersen at or (210) 829-6010.
  • Nursing Research Workshop - From 12 - 1:30 p.m., Monday, March 28 in the Nursing Building lobby. For more info, please contact Dell Davis at or (210) 829-6054.
  • Chemistry Research Workshop - From 1 - 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 29 in the AT&T Science Center lobby. For more info, please contact Christina Seeger at or (210) 883-1121.
  • STEM Research Workshop - From 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., Wednesday, March 30 in the AT&T Science Center lobby. For more info, please contact Dell Davis at or (210) 829-6054.
  • Education Research Workshop - From 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 31 in the Gorman Building lobby. For more info, please contact Mary Jinks at or (210) 829-3839.

Jose Benitez Senior Recital
The UIW Department of Music presents Jose Benitez's senior recital from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m., Thursday, March 24 in the Concert Hall. For more info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or


Athletics News

Cardinal Spotlight

Men's Basketball for the Week:
March 5: Men's Basketball vs. Houston Baptist, McDermott Convocation Center, 4 p.m.

Softball for the Week:
March 11: Softball vs. Northwestern State, Cardinals Field, 2 & 4 p.m. (Double Header)
March 12: Softball vs. Northwestern State, Cardinals Field, 12 p.m.

Women's Tennis for the Week:
March 11: Women's Tennis vs. Southeastern Louisiana, Mabry Tennis Center, 12 p.m.

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


Community News


2016 spring senior salute

Pictured above are Gaby Gonzales, assistant director of parent relations, and Mercedes Moreno, assistant director of alumni relations, ready to help transition graduating seniors onto the next chapter of their life at the spring Senior Salute event Monday, Feb. 29 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room.


2016 spring uiw full-time job fair

Pictured above is Michael Mercer, senior instructor in communication arts, delivering The Logos newspaper to a vendor booth at the UIW Full-Time Job Fair Thursday, March 2 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room.

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 through Wednesday, March 16. For more info, contact Melissa Rucker at (210) 829-6097 or

Sr. Dorothy Ettling Future Female Leader Scholarship Award Ceremony
This ceremony is at 12 p.m., Friday, March 4 in the Rosenberg School of Optometry Event Room. Dr. Denise Doyle will be the keynote speaker and Dr. Jessica Kimmel will lead the award ceremony. Listen to women leaders and get inspired. Lunch will be provided. For more info, contact Dr. Narges Kasraie at

"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 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.

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

Quick and Easy Classroom Assessment Techniques
The research is clear—frequent feedback has a powerful effect on learning—yet there are still only 24 hours in the day. Classroom assessment techniques provide students with timely feedback without requiring that instructors invest a lot of time in grading. Participants will learn five techniques that are easily incorporated into many types of classes. Ranging from the simplest to the most complex, the assessment techniques are muddiest point, one-minute paper, think-pair-share, memory matrix, and jigsaw. The first 10 participants to register for each session will receive a copy of Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers by Angelo and Cross. There are two sessions on Monday, March 7: 8 - 9 a.m. in the Administration Building, Room 212 with breakfast and 12 - 1 p.m. in the Nursing Building, Room 206 with lunch provided. Susan Hall of the Center for Teaching and Learning will be presenting this workshop. For more info, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or

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.

  • 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.


For Your Students

Alpha Lounge
ALPHA: First Generation Student Success would like to introduce Alpha Lounge every Tuesday between 1 - 4 p.m. in the Administration Building, Room 314. Alpha faculty and peer mentors will be available for any first-generation students to hang out, ask questions or meet with their mentoring groups. We will have refreshments and everyone is welcome. For more info, contact Liz Mathews at (210) 829-3885 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

National Athletic Training Month
March is National Athletic Training Month. UIW has Board Certified Athletic Trainers in both the athletic and academic settings. These professionals are experts in injury prevention, first responder services, recognition/diagnostics, post-injury care and rehabilitation services. The Cardinals Athletic Training staff provides daily care and Athletic Training services to over 500 UIW athletes who compete and represent the university in a variety of sports. Please help us recognize these professionals and celebrate National Athletic Training Month during March.

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

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

Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at

Visit Incarnate Word High School at

Visit the UIW Prep website at



Our thoughts and prayers go to:

  • The family of Frances Mercedes Thomas Drury (ALND '42) on her recent death.
  • Lawrence J. Libby & family on the recent loss of his wife, Lori Ann Martinez Libby (BBA '10).
  • Col. Thomas G. Weaver, USAF (ret.) & family on the recent loss of his wife, Mary Sue Volz Weaver (IWHS '51, BA '56).
  • T. J. (Adm. Secretary to the Dean, FSOP) & Wayne Williams on the recent loss of his father, Vernon Lofton Williams.


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