The Word E-News Archive
Pictured above are Rabbi Marina Yergin, assistant rabbi at Temple Beth-El, and Rev. Dr. Trevor Alexander, Protestant chaplain, at the 9/11 Day of Remembrance Ecumenical Service in Our Lady's Chapel Thursday, Sept. 8. Rabbi Yergin was the guest speaker at the service where community members gathered in interfaith prayer to remember the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001.
Our Lady's Chapel Services
All are welcome.
- Noon Mass, Monday - Friday
- Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m. & 8 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. at (210) 829-3131 or email@example.com.
Ecumenical Reconciliation Service
Please join the community for University Mission and Ministry's Ecumenical Reconciliation Prayer Service at 12 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21, in Our Lady's Chapel. This Ecumenical Service is an opportunity for our UIW community to come together to pray for one another, for peace, for healing and for unity. For further information, please contact Rev. Dr. Trevor D. Alexander at (210) 829-3130 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sound of Music at the Majestic Theatre
Join the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations Tuesday, Sept. 13, for The Sound of Music at the Majestic Theatre, and Happy Hour prior to the play from 5:30 - 7 p.m. at the Palm Restaurant (223 East Houston Street, 78205). Valet is available. Seat locations are balcony, rows MM, NN and PP. Ticket prices are discounted at $27 per seat (play begins at 7:30 p.m.). Purchase your tickets today at www.uiwalumni.org/soundofmusic. For more info, contact Mercedes Moreno at (210) 805-3595 or email@example.com.
Meet the Mission
The eleventh annual Meet the Mission service project is Friday, Sept. 16. Meet the Mission is organized and sponsored by University Mission and Ministry, under the leadership of Sr. Walter Maher, CCVI. On this day, UIW students and employees engage the greater San Antonio community with service. For more information about the event's schedule and plan, please visit this link to the Meet the Mission web page. For other inquiries, contact University Mission and Ministry at (210) 829-3128 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fencing Center Dedication Ceremony
Please join us to dedicate the Henrich Center for Fencing and International Sports at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 16. The event will be held at St. Anthony Catholic High School (3200 McCullough Ave., 78212). Please R.S.V.P. here if you would like to attend. For more info, contact Taylor Nurmi at (210) 829-6001 or email@example.com.
A Tapestry of Immigrant Stories
Over the years, the university has welcomed many international students, faculty, administrators and staff. The people who have become part of our UIW community bring with them gifts of character, talent and intelligence. Two years ago, some members of our international community agreed to share their stories of how and why they came to UIW. Based on these interviews, the Extended Run Players have developed a readers' theatre production, A Tapestry of Immigrant Stories, which celebrates our global community. Join the Extended Run Players and the community at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16, and 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, in the Ingrid Seddon Recital Hall. Ticket prices are:
- Adults: $10
- Seniors: $9
- Non-UIW students: $8
- Groups: $6
- UIW students, faculty and staff attend free of charge
For more info, contact Chrissie Young at (210) 829-3000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
San Antonio Futbol Club Game
The Office of Alumni & Parent Relations has partnered with the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership for a night at Toyota Field (5106 David Edwards Drive, 78233). Join them at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, to enjoy a great San Antonio Futbol Club game, meal ticket and pre-game experience. Tickets to the game are only $20 each and can be purchased at www.uiwalumni.org/gosafc. For more info, contact Gaby Gonzales at (210) 805-5899 or email@example.com.
Employee Campaign Kickoff Party
Join the employees of UIW and the Office of Development for the Employee Campaign Kickoff Party at 12 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21, in front of the Brackenridge Villa. For more info, contact Ana Bribiesca at (210) 829-6075 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tech Assist Workshop
Major changes have been made to the UIW app since last spring. We invite everyone who uses the UIW App to join Troy Knickerbocker at 12 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30, in the Mabee Library Auditorium as he demonstrates these changes and talks about future upgrades to the app. Register here: http://bit.ly/2b0Lovk. For more info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or email@example.com.
Heritage Day Ceremony
The 23rd Annual Heritage Day Ceremony will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. The university will recognize full-time employees who have contributed milestone years of service. Immediately following the ceremony, the University will hold a reception in Heritage Hall located at the Village of Incarnate Word. For more info, contact Heather D. Hamilton at (210) 832-2104 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farhad's Film Series
The Mabee Library's Farhad Moshiri presentsHow to Start a Revolution from 2 - 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15, in the Mabee Library, Room 221. The film is a story of Nobel Peace Prize nominee Gene Sharp, the world's leading expert on nonviolent revolution. For more info, contact Farhad Moshiri at (210) 829-3842 email@example.com.
Senior Recital: Jason Smith
UIW senior Jason Smith will perform his clarinet recital at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16, in the Concert Hall. For more info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camerata San Antonio
Camerata San Antonio will perform in concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 18, in the Concert Hall. For more information on the event and ticket prices, please visit: www.cameratasa.org. For any other inquiries, you may contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or email@example.com.
The Office of Research Development Announces New Ethics Review Manager System
The Office of Research Development is proud to announce implementation of the new Ethics Review Manager web based management system for applications to the UIW Institutional Review Board (IRB). We will be offering several brown bag training sessions on the new IRB online system during the Fall 2016 semester from 12 - 1 p.m. in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room:
- Monday, Sept. 19
- Monday, Oct. 10
Attendance at a training session is recommended for faculty, staff, or students who conduct research with human subjects and plan to submit applications for IRB approval. Click here to RSVP.
Additionally, IRB office hours will be held from 3 - 5 p.m. every Tuesday and from 9 - 11 a.m. every Thursday at Room 6 in the Administration Building, Suite 1A. Make an appointment with firstname.lastname@example.org, or just drop by. You may also call (210) 805-3036 for a telephone consultation. For more information on the UIW IRB and the online system, visit the IRB website.
Improvisations - Oil Paintings Art Exhibit Opening Reception
The UIW community is invited to the opening reception for Steven G. Smith's oil paintings from 6 - 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23, at the Rosenberg School of Optometry (9725 Datapoint Dr., 78229). His work is inspired by blues and jazz music, and his renditions depict street musicians from NYC to San Antonio, TX. The exhibit will be on display from Sept. 23 - Nov. 30. For more on Steven G. Smith, visit this link. For more info about the reception and the exhibit, contact Cesar Hernandez at (210) 930-8686 or email@example.com.
Sr. Charles Marie Frank Distinguished Lecture
The Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions invites the community to join them in their 2016 Sr. Charles Marie Frank Distinguished Lecture Tuesday, Sept. 27, in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. The academic poster display begins at 3 p.m. Anne Mare T. Brooks, PhD, MBA, FAAN, FACHE, FNAP, co-author of Nursing without Borders: Values, Wisdom, Success Markers, will present her lecture, Nursing Through a Lens: Leadership for Global Health, starting at 4 p.m. A registered nurses' reception will follow the lecture. For more info, contact Sally Tobin at (210) 283-5093 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Undergraduate Mentoring Best Practices Workshop
If you mentor undergraduate students, you will want to attend the Honors Program's Mentoring Best Practices Workshop at 9:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 30, in the Administration Building, Room 212. Dr. Melinda Adams and Dr. Trey Guinn attended a conference this summer where they heard from researchers who have been studying this topic for three years. Drs. Adams and Guinn will share what they learned at this session. Please RSVP to email@example.com by Friday, Sept. 16 your attendance. This workshop is recommended for thesis mentors, those who have research assistants or who coach students in other ways. For more info, contact Jean Loden at (210) 832-3211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wild Game Dinner
The UIW Men's Basketball Team is hosting its Wild Game Dinner at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22, at Leon Springs Dance Hall (24135 IH-10 West, 78257). This year's Wild Game Dinner will host San Antonio Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich. The event will consist of dinner, drinks, live auction, silent auction, games, entertainment, the entire UIW Basketball Team, top corporations and businesses across the city and the San Antonio Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich. Tickets are $50 in advance and $100 at the door. Reserve your spot now. For more info, contact Brian Curtis at (210) 708-7832 or email@example.com.
UIW Soccer Schedule for August & September at Benson Stadium:
Sept. 9: Women's Soccer vs. UTEP, 7 p.m.
Sept. 17: Men's Soccer vs. Central Arkansas, 7 p.m.
Sept. 23: Women's Soccer vs. Southeastern Louisiana, 7 p.m.
Sept. 25: Women's Soccer vs. Nicholls, 1 p.m.
Sept. 25: Men's Soccer Alumni Game, 4 p.m.
UIW Football Schedule for September at Benson Stadium:
Sept. 24: Football vs. McNeese, 6 p.m.
UIW Volleyball Schedule for September at McDermott Convocation Center:
Sept. 9: Women's Volleyball vs. Prairie View A&M, 11 a.m.
Sept. 9: Women's Volleyball vs. Texas Southern, 5 p.m.
Sept. 10: Women's Volleyball vs. Fresno State, 5 p.m.
Sept. 24: Women's Volleyball vs. Abilene Christian, 11 a.m.
For ticket info, contact (210) 829-3000.
Pictured above is Misty Chen, director of the Institute of World Cultures, speaking with UIWtv before the Institute of World Cultures presented its World Belly Dance Exploration class Wednesday, Sept. 7, which featured different belly dance costumes and styles from different countries.
Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, CCVI, professor of religious studies, is pictured above with Dr. Lisa Uribe, executive director of the Women's Global Connection, at the Study Abroad Fair in Cardinals Courtyard Thursday, Sept. 8.
Lisl Eichorn, EAP admissions counselor, is mourning the loss of her grandfather, R. T. "Sparky" Sparks, Jr., who passed away at the age of 95 on Sept. 1. Please keep the Sparks family in your thoughts.
Submit Your Red Cocktail Recipe
The Office of Alumni & Parent Relations is looking for the perfect red cocktail recipe to become UIW's signature drink. All drink submissions must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, Sept. 23. All recipes will be entered into preliminary judging before the Cardinal Cocktail Showdown in October. Cocktails cannot be frozen, and must be red. If you have any questions, please contact Mercedes Moreno at (210) 805-3595 or email@example.com. This contest is open to UIW alumni, parents and employees.
Emergency Evacuation Coordinators Needed
The Environmental Health, Safety & Risk Management department will begin conducting fire drills for all UIW buildings. As part of this program, they are seeking volunteer Emergency Evacuation Coordinators (EEC). The job of the EEC is to help facilitate the safe and orderly evacuation of their building by informing and directing individuals to the nearest accessible exit, as well as being a point of contact within their areas to relay any safety-related concerns to EHSRM. EECs need to be individuals that are present in their buildings and are familiar with the building and staff within their departments. If you wish to participate as an Emergency Evacuation Coordinator, please respond to Sam McDaniel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fire Extinguisher Training
The Environmental Health, Safety & Risk Management department will be conducting a fire extinguisher training event from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Friday, Sept. 9, as part of their initiative to expand the volunteer Emergency Evacuation Coordinator (EEC) program. The training will include practicing extinguishing a real fire and participants will all have the opportunity to participate while learning about various aspects of fire safety. Prizes will be awarded to those with the fastest time! In addition, they are still accepting volunteer EECs, and are especially in need of more volunteers for all buildings on main campus. Please plan on meeting at the bell tower at 9am and RSVP to Andy Fohn email@example.com.
What We All Need to Know About the Rights of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children
The community is invited to a special lecture at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the Mabee Library Auditorium. The lecture is presented by Melissa Cuadrado, a staff attorney at The Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights. Special emphasis will be placed on international and domestic laws in regards to unaccompanied children and information about unaccompanied children in San Antonio. Information about volunteering at The Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights will also be shared. For more info, contact Dr. Stephanie Grote-Garcia at (210) 832-2106 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Constitution Day Lecture
Each September, UIW observes Constitution Day. This is the day the U.S. Constitution was signed in 1787. You are welcome to hear distinguished author and professor Dr. Keith Gaddie, University of Oklahoma Chair of the Dept. of Political Science, discuss the Constitution and voting rights. The lecture is at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the Mabee Library Auditorium. For more info, contact Dr. Gary Keith at (210) 832-2183 or email@example.com.
Three Mystics Walk into a Tavern: A Once and Future Meeting of Rumi, Meister Eckhart, and Moses de León in Medieval Venice
Authors James C. Harrington, a human rights lawyer in Austin, Texas, and the founder and director emeritus of the Texas Civil Rights Project, and Sidney G. Hall III, a United Methodist minister, will share their new book with the community at 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Mabee Library Auditorium. Three great mystics meet for an imaginary night-long conversation which can invite individuals today to find their own spirituality. The different spiritual paths of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism led them to similar understandings of union with the Divine. Authentic union leads to action for compassion, justice, and justice. For more info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, CCVI, at (210) 819-3854 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Division of Extended AcademicPrograms
Extended Academic Programs Information Session for School of Professional Studies and School of Online Learning
The UIW community is invited to attend a UIW Extended Academic Programs Information Session held at 12 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13, in the UIW Northwest Center (9729 Datapoint Dr., Suite 100), and at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13, in the Courtyard San Antonio Sea World/Westover Hills (11605 State Highway 151, 78251). This is a great opportunity to learn about UIW's School of Professional Studies and School of Online Learning, 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, veteran affairs and faculty will be available to meet face to face with attendees. To RSVP, please call (210) 757-0202 or email email@example.com. Visit www.adulted.UIW.edu/rsvp for more information.
Save the Dates: Center for Teaching and Learning Upcoming Events
Dr. Susan Hall invites all faculty to join their colleagues at the CTL (AD 212) for learning and refreshments. For more info, contact (210) 283-5030 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Online RSVPs will help with the food order: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ctlfall16
Organizing Ideas - Beyond the Outline
9:00 a.m., Monday, Sept. 19
8:00 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20
4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28
12:00 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29
4 Smart Ways to Use Blackboard
12:00 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21
Technology 4 Lunch
Students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend Technology 4 Lunch at 12 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16, in the Administration Building, Room 245. This session will elaborate on Cloud Computing and Microsoft Office 365. In addition to assisting you with the process of setting up your account, we will explain how to set-up and manage your OneDrive, access Microsoft Office applications from your computer or Mobile device, and manage the document in the cloud. Bring your laptop or tablet, as you will be interacting with Office 365 and your OneDrive in real time. Register here: http://bit.ly/2az8M2o. For more info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or email@example.com.
A Faculty Family Potluck Supper
All full and adjunct faculty are invited to a Faculty Family Potluck Supper from 6:30 - 9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Bring your family, a significant other, or come on your own. Bring some food to share. Lemonade provided, but you are welcome to bring any type of drink you like. We don't always get to meet the children we hear about. This is a great chance for that. Sponsored by Faculty Mentoring (Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, Dr. Brian McBurnett). For more info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blackboard User's Group Meeting
This session at 12 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23, shows faculty additional options for managing student interaction with the Grade Center. You will learn how to color-code grade columns, email students and add extra credit to grades. In addition, you will learn how to manage how students view columns, grades, and instructor comments. Please bring your lap top or tablet to the Administration Building, Room 245, as you will be interacting with your Grade Center in real time. Register here: http://bit.ly/2aGI0XD. For more info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or email@example.com.
Employee Wellness Lunch and Learn
The Employee Wellness Committee is hosting a Lunch and Learn at 12 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. A fellow from Fort Sam will be presenting on Health and Wellness. Lunch is provided and seating is limited to the first 35 employees. RSVP by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday Zumba Classes for Employees
Through Dec. 6, Zumba classes for employees will be held in the Wellness Center at 5:15 p.m. every Tuesday. Wear comfortable tennis shoes, bring a bottle of water, face towel and your positive vibes to share while releasing some stress. For more info, contact Candace Graham at (210) 829-2703 or email@example.com.
For Your Student
Student Nominations Needed for the 2017 Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation
The 2017 Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation is seeking student nominations by UIW's campus faculty representative, Dr. Zhanbo Yang. This is a STEM scholarship program established by congress, with up to $7,500 annual scholarship amount. Up to four applicants can be nominated by Dr. Yang. To be eligible, a student must be a current full-time sophomore or junior, who has one or two years of full-time undergraduate study left while pursuing a baccalaureate degree, have a B average or equivalent, and be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or U.S. national, who will pursue a research career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. The submission deadline for all 2017 nominations is by 5 p.m. on the last Friday in January 2017. If you're interested in this scholarship, contact Dr. Zhanbo Yang at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Redbird Research Assistance for Music Students
Farhad Moshiri, the music librarian, will set up a service point in the Music Building Lobby to provide research assistance to students from 2 - 4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12. He will be prepared to work with individuals or small groups looking for scholarly, peer-reviewed information in the fine arts field. For more info, contact Farhad Moshiri at (210) 829-3842 or email@example.com.
Light the Way Volunteer Day
Join us to earn community service hours at the annual Light the Way Volunteer Day, Saturday, Sept. 17, in the McDermott Convocation Center. Assist by replacing discolored and broken bulbs to ensure our campus will shine bright this holiday season. Students, faculty and alumni are invited to participate. Families are welcome; please, no children under the age of 10. Two sessions are available: 9 - 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 -2:30 p.m. To register, visit www.lightthewaysa.com/related-events. For more info, contact Taylor Nurmi at (210) 829-6001 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Light the Way Display Board Contest
All student organizations are invited to kick off the Light the Way season at this year's Display Board Contest, an annual tradition where student groups paint a board that will be displayed throughout campus during the holidays. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, on the seventh floor of the Ancira Parking Garage. Boards must reflect each organization's interpretation of this year's theme, "The Lights are Bright on Broadway." The top three winners will receive cash prizes. Awards for Most Mission Friendly Design, Best Interpretation of Light the Way and People's Choice will also be given out. To register, visit www.lightthewaysa.com/related-events. For more info, contact Taylor Nurmi at (210) 829-6001 or email@example.com.
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Green Fire Film Screening
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word is screening Green Fire at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the SoL Center (300 Bushnell Ave., 78212). This film explores the life and legacy of famed conservationist Aldo Leopold and the many ways his land ethic philosophy lives on in the work of people and organizations all over the country today. This screening is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please register at www.upcsa.org/registration. For more info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Renewal Film Screening
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word is hosting a film screening of Renewal at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the SoL Center (300 Bushnell Ave., 78212). Renewal is a path breaking film that gives us for the first time stories of the emerging movement of religious environmentalism across the United States. Please register at www.upcsa.org/registration. For more info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or email@example.com.
Divide in Concord Film Screening
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word presents Divide in Concord at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the SoL Center (300 Bushnell Ave., 78212). The film uses the 1775 Concord patriots' "shot heard round the world" as a metaphor for another revolution. For more info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas Presents 1916: The Irish Rebellion
The Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas Presents 1916: The Irish Rebellion at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Grossman International Conference Center. This documentary depicts the events surrounding the 1916 Easter rising in Dublin, Ireland. This event eventually led to Irish independence in 1918. The film is narrated by Liam Neeson. For more info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or email@example.com.
A Meditation in The Headwaters Sanctuary
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word is hosting a guided meditation from 9 - 10:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 30, at the entrance of the Headwaters Sanctuary. This is a guided meditation along the Great Oak Trail providing an opportunity to experience the woodland as a wellspring of wonder and awe and delight. Donald Ewers, UIW alumnus, retired faculty member and Certified Texas Master Naturalist, will be guiding participants on this walk from a perspective acquired through a BA in Native America Studies, five years studying and working with Navajo weavers and forty-four years of experience exploring what has become the Headwaters Sanctuary. The walk is limited to 14. Reserve a Space by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our thoughts and prayers go to:
- Norma Benavides Hunt, Guillermo Benavides and Manuel Benavides & their families on the recent loss of their mother, Norma Lucila Zuniga Benavides (BA '46).
- The family of Virginia Mary Melea Dowd (Former Nursing Faculty, UIW Friend) on her recent death.
- James Patrick Lincoln, Sr. & family on the recent loss of his wife, Thelma Bauml Lincoln (ALND, '46).
- Patricia Nelson Crane (ALND '53) & family on the loss of her sister, Cecilia Nelson Shinn (BA '47).
- Lisl Eichorn (EAP Admissions Counselor, BA '11) & family on the recent loss of her grandfather, R. T. "Sparky" Sparks, Jr.
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.