The Word E-News Archive
Pictured above is Sr. Kathleen Coughlin, vice president for institutional advancement, and Dr. Louis J. Agnese, Jr., UIW president, at the “Picnic with the President” anniversary party for Dr. Agnese's 30th anniversary as UIW president.
Our Lady's Chapel Services
All are welcome.
- Noon Mass, Monday – Friday
- Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m. & 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Incarnate Word Day Mass
Incarnate Word Day celebrates the Feast of the Annunciation, Mary's "Yes" to God's call. At the Annunciation, an angel sent by God brought the message to Mary that God was asking her to be the Mother of Jesus, the Son of God. When Mary accepted God's offer, the Word (God) became one of us. God became "incarnate," with a body like ours; hence the name Incarnate Word. Because of His resurrection, the Incarnate Word continues to dwell among us. Incarnate Word Day Mass will be held at 12 p.m., Monday, April 4 in Our Lady's Chapel. For more info, contact Brenda Dimas at (210) 829-3128 or email@example.com.
Incarnate Word Day Events – Monday, April 4
- 11:50 a.m. – Presentation of CCVI Award/CCVI Student Award prior to noon mass in Our Lady's Chapel.
- 12 p.m. – Noon mass in Our Lady's Chapel
- 1 – 2 p.m. – Lunch on Dubuis Lawn (immediately following the noon mass)
- 2 – 3 p.m. – Presentation on Reconciliation, by Dr. Richard Naylor and Dr. Yvonne Naylor, M.Phil., Fulbright Scholars in residence in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room.
- 2 – 3 p.m. – UIW Creative Display Contest in Our Lady's Chapel foyer: All schools and clubs are invited to enter and compete ~ Describe your Works of Mercy in your community in a creative and artistic fashion through Posters, Photos, Collages, DVD, or other creative ways? Recognition Awards and Prizes will be shared.
- 3 – 4 p.m. – Meet and Greet Sr. Rita Prendergast, CCVI. She will read from her new book of poems entitled Gleanings. She will also be available for book signing immediately following in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room.
For more info, contact Brenda Dimas at (210) 829-3128 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The William Mulcahy Award for Ecological Stewardship Nominations
The William Mulcahy Award for Ecological Stewardship was created in 2007 in recognition of grounds superintendent Bill Mulcahy's leadership in ecological conservation and care of the land at UIW. Each year, the Earth Month Committee selects one member of the UIW community to receive this award. Nominations are due by Monday, April 11. The award will be presented at 12 p.m., Thursday, April 21, in an Earth Day observance near the AT&T Science Center. Please send the name of your nominee to Dr. Sally Said email@example.com along with a short explanation of your nominee's contribution to ecological preservation and/or awareness of environmental issues.
Earth Month Film Screenings and Events
- 12 p.m., Wednesday, April 6 - Film Gas Land in the Mabee Library Auditorium
- 12 p.m., Wednesday, April 13 - Film Tapped in the Mabee Library Auditorium
- 12 p.m., Thursday, April 21 - Earth Day observance and presentation of the William Mulcahy Stewardship Award by large oak near AT&T Science Center.
For more info on Earth Month events, contact Ben McPherson at (210) 829-3154 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mabee Library presents Farhad's Film Series
Watch Salam Neighbor (2015) from 2 – 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 6 in the Mabee Library, Room 221. Two Americans head to the edge of war to live among 80,000 uprooted Syrian refugees in Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp (75 minutes). For more information, please contact Farhad Moshiri at email@example.com or (210) 829-3842.
Expanding Your Horizons
You and your students are invited to participate in the Expanding Your Horizons conference from 8:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 9 starting in the McDermott Convocation Center. The conference is designed to introduce middle and high school girls to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This event is held each year at the University of the Incarnate Word and offers a great opportunity to engage with younger students. Please email Dr. Theresa Martines at firstname.lastname@example.org if you and/or your students would like to participate.
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 at the UIW Fashion Department Office in second floor of the Joyce Building or the Fiesta Commission Store (2611 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas 78215). The medal will also be available for purchase the evening of the Cutting EdgeTM Fiesta® Fashion Show. For more info, contact the UIW Fashion Department at (210) 832-3219.
The Cutting Edge™ Fiesta® Fashion Show
Don't miss the UIW's 2016 Cutting Edge™ Fiesta® 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 email@example.com.
2016 UIW Tech Fair
The 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 goal of the UIW Tech Fair is to provide an opportunity for faculty and students to share their research and knowledge. Whether through mobile devices, electronic texts, video, social media or emerging technologies, UIW faculty and students will demonstrate how they leverage classroom technology in new and innovative ways. In addition, the Tech Fair is an opportunity for educational technology vendors to showcase their products and services. The event is open to UIW faculty, students, and staff. We also invite local instructional technology staff from other area institutions to attend. Booths will be staffed by representatives from the H-E-B School of Business, Dreeben School of Education, School of Media and Design, Miller School of Nursing and others. The Tech Fair will also feature several vendors including Dell, Blackboard, Apogee, Respondus, BodyViz and AT&T. In addition to a free event t-shirt and swag bag, attendees can join us for a light breakfast or boxed lunch. There will be hourly drawings for iPad Minis, gift baskets and gift cards. Since the event commemorates the upcoming Fiesta® celebration, anyone who attends one of the many presentations offered, will receive a special, limited edition Fiesta medal. For more info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
VIVA UIW is a campus event hosted by the Student Center through the Department of University Events & Student Programs. The event is Thursday, April 14 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Dubuis Lawn and promotes Fiesta season with free food, shirts and giveaways as well as live music. For more info, contact Jorge Compean at (210) 805-3037 or email@example.com.
Career Services Open House
Don't miss the Career Services Open House from 2 – 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 14 in the Administration Building, Room 112. Join us to learn more about who we are, where we are and what we do. For more info, contact Darlene Moczygemba at (210) 829-3931 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hunting Ground Screening and Panel Discussion
Please join the UIW community during Sexual Assault Awareness Month for a viewing of The Hunting Ground, a moving documentary about campus sexual assault. There will be a panel discussion following the screening that will include information on campus and community resources. The screening starts at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 14 in the ICC Auditorium with the panel discussion to follow. For more info, contact Caitlin McCamish at (210) 283-6977 or email@example.com.
Barb and Walt have a perfect life, a perfect family, a perfect kitchen … but resentment simmers beneath the gleaming surface. Join the UIW community for a sometimes comic, sometimes touching and always disturbing peek at Barb and Walt's “perfect” life – where the toast isn't the only thing that gets sliced. Robert Ball directs Blueberry Toast with scenic design by Christopher McCollum, costume design by Margaret Mitchell, and lighting design by Melissa Gaspar. 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 UIW ID. This production runs from Thursday, April 21 – Saturday, April 23 and again Thursday, April 28 – Saturday, April 30 in the Cheever Theatre. All show times begin at 9 p.m. This play contains vulgar language and extreme acts of simulated violence. No one under 17 years of age may attend. For more info, contact Chrissie Young at (210) 829-3810 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Theophane Power Chair Presentation
The Theophane Power Chair Presentation by Dr. Stephanie Grote-Garcia will be presented at 6 p.m., Monday, April 25 in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Dr. Grote-Garcia will examine literacy priorities and their impacts on struggling readers. For more info, contact Dr. Stephanie Grote-Garcia at (210) 832-2106 or email@example.com.
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 tickets or for more info, contact Ana Bribiesca at (210) 829-6075 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Office of Development is also looking for volunteers for the event. Please sign up at this link to become a volunteer.
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: http://uiw.edu/teamuiw/. Each UIW employee who participates will receive a free t-shirt! Be sure to register by April 1, 2016 to ensure your free shirt.
Dr. Denise Staudt, associate provost and dean of the Dreeben School of Education, is pictured with Dr. Elda Martinez, director of teacher education and 2015 – 2016 Moody Professor, at Dr. Martinez's Moody Professor Lecture Tuesday, March 29 in the Mabee Library Auditorium.
Psychology Colloquium - UPDATE
The UIW Psychology Department is pleased to announce Dr. Heather Hill as the Psychology Colloquium speaker; her lecture, “What We've Learned From Captive Marine Mammals?” will be from 9 – 10:15 a.m., Friday, April 1 in the Mabee Library Auditorium. We will follow Dr. Hill's talk with a “Careers in Psychology” panel from 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Dr. Hill is a colleague and former student of Dr. Stan Kuczaj. Dr. Hill's research focuses on marine mammals and comparative cognition. For more info, contact Stefanie Boswell at (210) 832-2182 or email@example.com.
OU Campus Training
OU Campus Team: join web development for their next training session set for 1 p.m., Friday, April 1 in the Mabee Library, Room 230. They will be covering search engine optimization and a look at analytics as well as answering any general questions you might have. Seating is limited to 25 participants; please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
UIW Department of Music Senior Recitals:
- Darian Thomas, Composition - At 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 2 in the Concert Hall.
- Jason Smith, Clarinet - At 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 14 in the Ingrid Seddon Recital Hall.
- Nina Hayes McGuane, Voice - At 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 15 in the Concert Hall.
- Corina Villarreal, Voice - At 3 p.m., Saturday, April 16 in the Ingrid Seddon Recital Hall.
- Joseph Flores, Voice - At 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 16 in the Ingrid Seddon Recital Hall.
- Fabian Escamilla, Composition - At 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 21 in the Ingrid Seddon Recital Hall.
For more info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or email@example.com.
Honors Convocations 2016
- School of Media & Design
- Sunday, April 3, 2016, 2 p.m.,
- McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room
- Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing & Health Professions
- Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 3 – 5 p.m.,
- Nursing Building Foyer
- H-E-B School of Business & Administration
- Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 9 – 10 a.m.
- Mabee Library Auditorium
- Dreeben School of Education
- Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 5 – 7 p.m.,
- Ingrid Seddon Recital Hall
- School of Mathematics, Science & Engineering
- Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 6:30 p.m., Our Lady's Chapel,
- 5:30 p.m., Reception prior to ceremony in AD 155
- College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences Department Ceremonies:
- Modern Languages:
- Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 6 p.m.
- Mabee Library Special Collections Room
- History and Phi Alpha Theta Induction Ceremony:
- Thursday, April 7, 2016, 5:30 -7:30 p.m.
- Mabee Library Special Collections Room
- Government & International Affairs:
- Thursday, April 14, 2016, 5 p.m.
- Mabee Library Special Collections Room
- Arts and Senior Capstone/Honors Celebration:
- Friday, April 15, 2016, 6 – 8 p.m.
- Kelso Art Gallery
- Sociology/Criminal Justice:
- Monday, April 18, 2016, 5 – 6 p.m.
- Mabee Library Special Collections Room
- Thursday, April 21, 5 p.m.
- Ingrid Seddon Recital Hall
- Religious Studies:
- Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
- Mabee Library Special Collections Room
- Thursday, April 28, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
- Ingrid Seddon Recital Hall
- Theatre Arts:
- Friday, April 29, 2016, 4 p.m.
- Coates Theatre
Eileen Teves Presentation of Dissertation Findings
Eileen Teves, doctoral candidate in the H-E-B School of Business and Administration's Doctor of Business Administration program, will discuss the findings of her dissertation "Breaking Television News: Is Social Media Coverage You Can Count On?" The presentation is scheduled to begin at 12 p.m., Wednesday, April 6 noon in the Nursing Building, Room 305. Dr. Annette Craven is chair of Eileen's dissertation committee. For more info, contact Duncan Hayse at (210) 829-2758 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Piano Concert Series
The UIW Department of Music invites you to the San Antonio International Piano Competition (SAIPC) Piano Concert Series performance at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 9 in the Concert Hall. For tickets and info visit: www.saipc.org.
School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering - Earth Week Activities
- 9 a.m., Tuesday, April 12 in the AT&T Science Center, Room 122 – “Recycling Here and Now with Dr. Alison Whittemore”
- 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 19 in the Mabee Library Auditorium – “Sustainability Issues Associated with the Zika Virus”
- 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 20 in the Mabee Library Auditorium – “Water Purification, Restoration, Ecology and Butterflies as Models for Conservation”
- 12 p.m., Thursday, April 21 in front of the AT&T Science Center – “How Can You Prevent Climate Change?” with Dr. Rosa Cardenas
For more info, contact Yvonne Burns at (210) 829-2718 or email@example.com.
Informational Session: Career in Optometry
The Rosenberg School of Optometry invites you to learn more about the profession of Optometry. Representatives from the school will discuss this professional pathway and the opportunities in one of the fastest growing medical professional fields from 12 – 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 12 in the Mabee Library Auditorium. For more info, contact Diane Farrell at (210) 832-2192 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UIW Wind Ensemble Concert
The UIW Department of Music presents the UIW Wind Ensemble Concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 17 in the Concert Hall. For more info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or email@example.com.
- Hittle Named Southland Men's Basketball S-A of the Year
- Synchro Finishes Third in the Nation
- School Records Fall at Victor Lopez Classic
UIW Tennis Fan Appreciation Day
UIW Athletics is hosting a UIW Tennis cookout and Fan Appreciation Day starting at 11:30 a.m., Friday, April 1 at the Mabry Tennis Center. Free food will be provided by the Cardinal Club. One hundred red t-shirts will be given out to first 100 fans (must stay for tennis match). UIW Athletics invites everyone to come out and support UIW Men and Women's Tennis. For more info, contact Melissa Martinez at (210) 283-6406 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eat for a Cause: Darrell Green
UIW Athletics is thrilled to announce Washington Redskins legend, Darrell Green, as one of this year's luncheon guest speakers. The event will be hosted at 12 p.m., Friday, April 1 at the Wyndham Garden Riverwalk (103 9th St, San Antonio, Texas 78215). Green attended and played college football and track at Texas A&I University (now Texas A&M-Kingsville). Green is widely considered to be one of the greatest defensive backs to ever play in the National Football League (NFL). The explosive Houston, Texas native was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2008.An estimated sell-out crowd of more than 150 people is anticipated. The event will be hosted in The Wyndham's ballroom from 12 – 2 p.m. A table of 10 is $800, while individual tickets are $100 per person. In addition, a silent auction will take place from 12:15 – 12:45 p.m. For more info, contact UIW Marketing at (210) 805-3012 or email@example.com.
UIW Softball – Autism Awareness Day
UIW Athletics is hosting an Autism Awareness Day at the UIW Softball game starting at 1:30 p.m., Friday, April 1 at the UIW Softball Field. The softball game is a double header. Fifty red t-shirts will be available to collect donations. The cookout begins at 2 p.m. and is free (free food provided by the Cardinal Club available while supplies last). Come out and support UIW Softball. For more info, contact Camelia Trahan at (210) 805-3000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UIW Softball FREE Kids Clinic
UIW Softball will host a free Kids Clinic following the end of the 12 p.m. Houston Baptist game on Saturday, April 2 at the UIW Softball Field. Clinic ages are kindergarten through 8th grade. Call (210) 805-3012 to purchase game tickets. For more info, contact Melissa Martinez at (210) 283-6406 or email@example.com.
Food Truck Fridays at UIW Baseball
UIW Athletics is hosting a different food truck every Friday at UIW Baseball home games.
- 4/8 Khill BBQ
- 4/15 Amore Pizza
- 4/29 Smokehouse
- 5/13 Cheesy Jane's
Prices are set by the food truck; a portion of the proceeds go to UIW Athletics. For more info, contact Camelia Trahan at (210) 805-3012 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sundae Fun Day
Join UIW Baseball every Sunday for “Sundae Fun Day” for free sundaes at baseball Sunday games. Sundaes available while supplies last.
- April 10
- April 17
- May 1
- May 15
For more info, contact Camelia Trahan at (210) 805-3012 or email@example.com.
Softball for the Week:
April 1: Softball vs. Houston Baptist, UIW Softball Field, 2 & 4 p.m.
April 2: Softball vs. Houston Baptist, UIW Softball Field, 12 p.m.
Baseball for the Week:
April 8: Baseball vs. Nicholls, Sullivan Field, 6:30 p.m.
Men's Tennis for the Week:
April 1: Men's Tennis vs. Abilene Christian, Mabry Tennis Center, 12 p.m.
Women's Tennis for the Week:
April 1: Women's Tennis vs. Abilene Christian, Mabry Tennis Center, 12 p.m.
Track and Field for the Week:
April 8: UIW Invitational
- 10 a.m.: Field events at Benson Stadium.
- 10 a.m.: Throwing events will be behind the baseball fields on the corner of Basse Road and McCullough Avenue.
- 12 p.m.: Running events at Benson Stadium.
For info, please contact Athletics at (210) 805-3000.
UIW Alumnus Edward Leos, president of the UIW Alumni Association Board, and Dr. Jennifer Cook, professor emerita of nursing, are pictured above at the annual Alumni Easter Egg Hunt held at the McCracken House Sunday, March 20.
Dr. Louis J. Agnese, Jr., president of UIW, is pictured at the International Conference held Monday, March 21 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. Guests from UIW campuses in Mexico and Germany as well as representatives from UIW sister schools were in attendance.
Dr. Louis J. Agnese, Jr. is pictured with San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor at his annual associates dinner Tuesday, March 22. Dr. Agnese and Mayor Taylor were joined by members of the Agnese family and the UIW and San Antonio community.
Paulina Mazurek, assistant director of University Events and Student Programs, is enjoying a beautiful day in the sun with Justin Puente, graduate assistant, at the Greeks in the Circle event near the Wellness Center on Tuesday, March 22.
Sheena Connell, assistant director of International Student and Scholar Services, is pictured above with students participating in the Festival of Color event on Dubuis Lawn that happened Wednesday, March 23.
Estella Zamora, secretary for the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS), is mourning the loss of her mother, Mary V. Zamora, 84 years, who passed away Easter Sunday. Visitation will be from 5 – 9 p.m. with a visitation service at 7 p.m., Sunday, April 3 at Castillo Mission Funeral Home (520 N. General McMullen, 78228). Visitation will be from 8 – 9:15 a.m., Monday, April 4 at Castillo Mission Funeral Home. The motorcade will depart at 9:15 a.m. from the funeral home to Christ the King Catholic Church (2619 Perez Street, 78207) for mass at 10 a.m. Internment will follow at San Fernando Cemetery II (746 Castroville Road, 78237). For more info, contact Castillo Mission Funeral Home at (210) 432-8586. Please keep Estella and her family in your thoughts and prayers.
Adela Gott, multimedia specialist in the Office of Instructional Technology, is mourning the loss of her oldest brother, Robert Gott, Jr., 61, who passed away on Easter Sunday, March 27. Robert was the last remaining member of her immediate family. Serendipitously, the Bishop of El Paso, Mark Seitz, was in the hospital and graciously took the time to pray with the family at the time of Robert's death. He was the best big brother ever and will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him. Burial will take place at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery. Date has not been finalized. Please keep Adela and her family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Summer Alternative Break
The Ettling Center for Civic Leadership would appreciate your assistance in letting students know of the Summer Alternative Break – Un Verano Con Arise June 25 – July 2. The week long summer volunteer experience to the lower Rio Grande Valley will provide learning and program activities to children of the Colonias in the Alamo, Texas area. Students will have the opportunity to earn 45+ hours of community service room and board will be provided by the Ettling Center Civic Leadership. The Application deadline to participate has been extended to Friday, April 15. Should you or your students have questions, please contact the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership at (210) 283-6423.
Submit Your Idea for UIW Victory!
The UIW Victory Project is the selection and implementation of a new tradition at UIW. It will debut in Football Season 2016, and then expand and adapt to other sports and important campus celebrations throughout the year. Students, alumni, fans, neighbors and friends are all invited to participate. The deadline for entries is midnight (Central Time), Sunday, April 3. For more info on UIW Victory, rules, conditions and questions, visit this link.
“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 Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Seating is limited to 30 participants per session. Below are dates and times for April. Additional sessions beyond April are available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to attend one of the sessions listed below.
- April 6, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
- April 19, 9 – 11 a.m.
- April 28, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
FACULTY – Do You Know An Outstanding Student Who Would Be A Great Cardinal Community Leader?
The Ettling Center for Civic Leadership is currently accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Cardinal Community Leader Cohort. Eligible applicants would need to be a Current UIW Freshmen or Sophomore with at least a 2.5 GPA. Selected students would participate in a 6-day summer mandatory orientation Aug. 16-21 (room and board will be provided by the Ettling Center), volunteer regularly with a community partner organization of their choosing and enroll in a Social Justice Leadership Course for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Application deadline has been extended to Friday, April 15. Should you have questions or have a student you would like to refer, please do not hesitate to contact the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership at (210) 283-6423 or email@example.com.
Making Time for Teaching
During this workshop, we will discuss a common problem for faculty: the feeling of overload that can occur when trying to manage the time spent on teaching and myriad of other responsibilities. Participants will learn about the research on successful time-management strategies for college faculty, discuss challenges specific to careers at UIW, and gain tools for addressing their own challenges. The first 20 participants to register will receive a copy of Robertson's Making Time, Making Change: Avoiding Overload in College Teaching. This session is from 12 – 1:30 p.m., Friday, April 1 in the Nursing Building, Room 206. Lunch will be provided. Dr. Brian McBurnett of the Chemistry department will lead this session. To sign up, go to the following link or contact Kathy Allwein at firstname.lastname@example.org or (210) 283-6359.
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 dates and times for March and April. Visit this link if you wish to attend one of the sessions. Also visit this link to watch a brief video preview of our new summer shell. For more info, contact email@example.com.
- 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.
Work-Shopping Student Papers: Tales of Success
When students workshop peers' papers, the process can be a bit like the little girl in the nursery rhyme: when it's good it's very, very good, but when it's bad it's horrid. When peer work-shopping works well, students get guidance in producing better writing, and they also develop their own skills in critically reading a text in progress. Participants will learn the typical elements of a workshopping session, ways that it might be used in different disciplines, and strategies for avoiding some of the pitfalls. 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. There are two sessions in the Administration Building, Room 212, from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, and Wednesday, April 6. Both sessions will have wine and cheese. Dr. Amanda Johnston of the Writing and Learning Center will host these sessions. To sign up go to the following link or contact Kathy Allwein at firstname.lastname@example.org or (210) 283-6359.
For Your Students
Prep for a Job Fair Workshop
Career Services is hosting a workshop for students on preparing for a job fair at 12 p.m., Tuesday, April 5 in the Mabee Library Auditorium. For more info, contact Career Services at (210) 829-3931 or email@example.com.
UIW Part-Time Job Fair
Career Services is hosting a part-time job fair from 2 – 4 p.m., Thursday, April 7 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. This job fair is open to all UIW students and alumni. For more info, contact Career Services at (210) 829-3931 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Annual Ring Ceremony
This year, the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations will be hosting the First Annual Ring Ceremony from 2 – 4 p.m., Saturday, April 16 in the McDermott Convocation Center. UIW upperclassmen are invited to attend this joyous occasion to receive their class ring. (Rings are purchased by student.) For more info, contact Gaby Gonzales at (210) 805-5899 or email@example.com.
Division of Extended Academic Programs
ADCaP & UIW Online Information Session
The UIW community is invited to attend a UIW Extended Academic Programs Information Session held at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 5 in the Schertz Civic Center – Building 5 (1400 Schertz Parkway, San Antonio, Texas 78154). 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 five 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.adulted.UIW.edu/rsvp for more information.
Honors Convocation for the School of Extended Studies and School of Online Learning
Delta Mu Delta and Alpha Sigma Lambda Honors Convocation Reception begins at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 21 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. The ceremony will begin promptly at 6 p.m. This event is invitation only. For more info, contact Jessica Wilson at (210) 829-2709 or email@example.com.
Employee Health & Wellness
Pictured above is Monica Cruz, director of the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership, and Scott LeBlanc, director of recreation, sport and wellness, at the Employee Wellness Lunch & Learn Thursday, March 24.
Employee Wellness Lunch & Learn
The Employee Wellness Committee will host a Lunch & Learn at 12 p.m., Wednesday, April 13 at in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. The speaker will present on Earth Day. RSVP by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Anthony Catholic High School Scholarship Gala
SACHS is hosting its annual Scholarship Gala: Denim and Diamonds, from 6 p.m. – 12 a.m., Friday, April 1 at The McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. Tickets for this event are currently being sold at the SACHS Business Office or by contacting the Development Office. The Gala will feature a silent auction, raffle, dinner, and dancing. The SACHS Jazz Band and the band Soul Funk featuring SACHS alumna Sarah Centeno. For more info, email Development Director Henry Garcia at email@example.com.
Incarnate Word High School Fiesta Medal 2016
The Incarnate Word High School 2016 Fiesta Medal designed by student Julianne Salame '17 is now on sale. This year's design features our 135th anniversary in a traditional Shamrock flavor. Medals are $10 each and can be purchased in the Front Office, Spirit Shoppe, Advancement Office (room 005) and online. Proceeds benefit IWHS scholarships. Call (210) 829-3103 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
St. Anthony Catholic High School Fiesta Medal 2016
The St. Anthony Catholic High School 2016 Fiesta Medal is now on sale. Medals are $10 each and can be purchased in the Office of Enrollment. Call (210) 832-5632 or email email@example.com for more information.
Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at www.sachs.org.
Visit Incarnate Word High School at www.incarnatewordhs.org.
Visit the UIW Prep website at www.uiw.edu/prep.
Dr. Louis J. Agnese, Jr. is pictured above with his wife Mickey and their children Louis and Nancy at the St. Peter Prince of the Apostles Catholic School. A dedication ceremony was held in the gymnasium to celebrate the Agnese family donation.
Our thoughts and prayers go to:
- The family of Martha Tarrillon Tips Bentley (ALND '44) on her recent death.
- The family of Alyce Ellen Odom Burkholder (BS '49) on her recent death.
- Judy Cavender & family on the recent loss of her husband, James “Jimmy” Cavender (Former Business Advisory Board - HEBSB, UIW Friends).
- The family & friends of Virgilio Elizondo (Hon. Ph.D '01, Former Director Pastoral Institute) on his recent death.
- Adela Gott (UIW Multimedia Specialist/Instructional Technology, MA ‘99) & family on the recent loss of her brother, Robert Gott, Jr.
- Andy Martinez & family on the recent loss of his wife, Crystal Dominguez Martinez (IWHS '97).
- Sandra (IWHS '63) and Alton Migl & family on the recent loss of his mother, Ella M. Migl.
- Carl, Patrick and Robert Schneider & their families on the recent loss of their mother, Evelyn Bland Schneider (BS '47).
- The family of Frances White Mullen Ward (BS '79) on her recent death.
- Nancy Hartwell, Louise Woodruff and Diane Sulima & their families on the recent loss of their mother, Elizabeth Dunstan Woodruff (BS '43).
- Estella Zamora (UIW Secretary for CHASS) & family on the recent loss of her mother, Mary V. Zamora.
The University of the Incarnate Word provides reasonable accommodation with adequate notice. To request disability accommodation for events listed in this newsletter, visit www.uiw.edu/ada.