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The Office of Development hosted the 2016 Employee Campaign Finale party Thursday, Oct. 20, in front of the Coates Theatre. Pictured above (left to right) are Ralph Flanigan, assistant director of development, Rosie Garcia, director of development, Sr. Kathleen Coughlin, CCVI, vice president for institutional advancement, Ana Bribiesca, development associate, Angie Stephens, annual fund coordinator, Sylvia Kutschenreuter, office manager, and Marcos Contreras, stewardship and gift coordinator.
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.
4th Annual Interfaith Conference
The UIW Interfaith Council and Student Interfaith Association will host the 4th Annual Regional Interfaith Conference from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21, at the Oblate School of Theology, Tymen Hall, (285 Oblate Drive, 78216). The theme for the conference is Revisiting to Revisioning the Color of Justice: The Effects of Race & Religion. The cost is $10 for students and $20 for non-students. For info, contact Rev. Dr. Trevor D. Alexander at (210) 829-3130 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Día de los Muertos Mass
The Día de los Muertos Mass is at 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30, in Our Lady's Chapel. Following Mass,the Modern Languages Department will serve pan de muertos, and University Mission and Ministry will provide hot chocolate. An altar will be in the chapel foyer, and you are invited you to add a picture or other small item in honor of someone who has died. Please write your contact info on any item you leave so it can be returned to you. The altar will remain to Nov. 7. For info, contact Dr. Sally Said at email@example.com.
Alumni Memorial Mass
The Alumni Memorial Mass is at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 6, in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. It is the annual remembrance of our departed alumni and Sisters concluding with a brief prayer in the Sisters' cemetery. For info, contact Brenda Dimas at (210) 829-3128 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UIW Retirement Week
The Office of Human Resources is hosting a week of retirement presentations in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room from Monday, Oct. 24 - Friday, Oct. 28. Representatives from TIAA, Emeriti, the Social Security Administration, UIW Counseling Center and the law firm of McReynolds & Tye, PC will be present. For info and the full calendar, contact Michael Schneid at (210) 829-6083 or email@example.com.
ECCL Mock Election Results
The Ettling Center for Civic Leadership held a mock election Monday, Oct. 10. To view the results, visit this link. ECCL staff will provide transportation from the UIW Main Campus for early voting from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Oct. 25, Nov. 1 and Nov. 2, in front of the Kelso Art Center. For info, contact (210) 283-6423 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recycling, Resources, Carbon Footprint, & Conservation Discussion
Hear from a representative from the Solid Waste Management Division of the city about our challenges and join in conversation with Professor Suzan Roy and her Theology and Ethics classes at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the Nursing Building, Room 313. For info, contact Suzan Roy at (210) 829-6022 or email@example.com.
Child Exploitation Discussion
Special Agents of the FBI serving in the area of child exploitation will present information on the sexual exploitation of children which will include discussions about sexual trafficking of children, child pornography and sextortion at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Mabee Library Auditorium. For info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, CCVI, at (210) 829-3854 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peace Jam & Rangoli Mural
International Affairs hosts this event from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, on Dubuis Lawn. The event will move to Cardinals Courtyard in case of rain. This event is part of UIW Peace Month. For full schedule of Peace Month events, visit this link. For info, contact (210) 805-5705 or email@example.com.
A Discussion with Veterans Against War
Veteran war resisters discuss the interlinkages of the Military Industrial Complex, U.S. societal militarism and endless war at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Mabee Library Auditorium. Learn from Jovanni Reyes, the co-author of "Hollywood and the War Industry." Learn more about Iraqi Veterans Against War here or contact Jovanni Reyes. For info about this event, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, CCVI, at (210) 829-3854 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ettling Center for Civic Leadership Service Opportunities Event
Learn from some of our community partners in San Antonio and consider an international service opportunity at an event at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Mabee Library Auditorium. Receive contacts for students to do community service and ideas for faculty who would like to make service learning a part of their classes. This event is moderated by Denise Krohn. For info, contact email@example.com or (210) 283-6423.
Image of the Enemy Screening
The community is invited to a screening of Image of the Enemy at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Administration Building, Room 375. The film is a documentary about Palestinians and Israelis made by Dr. Leo Lopez, Homero Salinas Jr. and Dr. Aaron Tyler. For info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, CCVI, at (210) 829-3854 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concert at the Cove
The UIW Cardinal Jazz Band will perform its second Concert at the Cove at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, at The Cove Restaurant (606 W Cypress St, 78212). The concert will feature UIW alumna Jacqueline Sotelo on vocals. For info, contact Jim Waller at (210) 445-0412 or email@example.com.
State of the University Presentation
UIW Acting President Dr. Denise J. Doyle invites the UIW community to join her at the annual State of the University presentation at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27 at CHRISTUS Heritage Hall located at The Village at Incarnate Word. Come and learn what's in store for this year (and beyond). Tacos will be provided along with water and iced tea. You can RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org Limited parking will be available near UIW's main entrance. Walking and carpooling are encouraged.
Cabaret at the Majestic Theatre
Join the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations Thursday, Oct. 27, for happy hour at 5:30 - 7 p.m. at the Palm Restaurant (223 East Houston Street, 78205) followed by Cabaret at the Majestic Theatre (224 East Houston Street, 78205). Valet is available. Seat locations are balcony, rows MM, NN and PP. Ticket prices are discounted at $27 per seat. The play begins at 7:30 p.m. Purchase your tickets here. For info, contact Mercedes Moreno at (210) 805-3595 or email@example.com.
Homecoming Registration Now Open
All Alumni & Parent Association Homecoming 2016 events are open for registration. Visit www.uiwalumni.org/HC2016 to RSVP for events like the annual Trunk-or-Treat, Memorial Mass or new events like the Greek Alumni Network Tailgate, Champagne Brunch and more. Registration for all Homecoming events will close on Wednesday, Nov. 2. For info regarding Homecoming, please contact Mercedes Moreno or Gaby Gonzales in the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at (210) 829-6014.
Trunk or Treat & Haunted House
Bring your family to enjoy this fun event at the McCracken House (102 Mt. Erin Pass, 78212) from 5 - 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30. Dress up in costume, bring a bag and collect treats from "trunk" to "trunk" and enjoy a family-friendly haunted house. There will be a pumpkin patch with games, face painting and photo opportunities. Each activity will cost $1 (cash only). The proceeds go to the Study Abroad Scholarship fund. For more info, contact Mercedes Moreno at (210) 805-3595 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Homecoming Department Door Challenge
Departments are invited to decorate their doors for Homecoming starting Monday, Oct. 31. The theme is "traditions" in the spirit of Homecoming Week. The winning door will win a department lunch sponsored by the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations. Students will vote on their favorite door via social media. To enter into the contest, email a picture of your completed door to email@example.com. For more info, contact Mercedes Moreno at (210) 805-3595 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brandon Courtney - Veteran & Author Reading
UIW presents award-winning poet and veteran of the United States Navy and Operation Enduring Freedom, Brandon Courtney will read his work and discuss war trauma, PTSD, and the role of writing in recovery at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 1, in Ingrid Seddon Recital Hall. A brief Q&A will follow. Books will be available for purchase and signing. For info, contact (210) 283-6383 or email@example.com.
UIW Alumni Employee Lunch
All UIW alumni employees are welcome to join the Alumni Association for a special lunch in your honor at 12 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3, at the McCracken House. You will receive a delicious lunch and UIW swag (while supplies last). Register here. For info, contact Mercedes Moreno at (210) 805-3595 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why Central Americans Come to the U.S.
Robert McKinley, senior vice president for economic development at UTSA, has directed UTSA's Institute for Economic Development for over 26 years. He will lead a discussion with our community at 12 p.m., Monday, Nov. 7, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. For info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, CCVI, at (210) 829-3854 or email@example.com.
The School of Physical Therapy posed for a photo at their faculty heritage pilgrimage in Castroville, Texas, Thursday, Oct. 13.
The Ettling Center for Civic Leadership in collaboration with Southwest Independent School District (SWISD) hosted over 950 middle school students on the UIW campus during Fall Break. Pictured above (left to right) are Alejandro Cerrillo, UIW student and SWISD graduate, Dr. Barbara Aranda-Naranjo, associate provost for civic engagement, and Luis Gonzalez, coordinator of guidance and counseling for SWISD, in front of the SWISD middle school students.
Dr. JohnChitakure, religious studies faculty, Dr. Barbara Aranda-Naranjo, associate provost for civic engagement, and Patricia Castillo, director of P.E.A.C.E. (Putting an End to Abuse by Community Efforts).Patricia spoke on domestic violence Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Administration Building, Room 215, as part of the "Season of Peace and Justice," and Dr. Chitakure presented her a copy of his new book Shona Women in Zimbabwe, which examines domestic violence there.
Congratulations to Dean of Enrollment Jennielle Strother and the entire University of the Incarnate Word Admissions team. They received the 2016 Educator of the Year award from the National Hispanic Institute for their impact on the lives of those in the Latino community. Way to go! #UIWPride
Join the community in celebration of Dr. Arcelia Johnson-Fannin's retirement from 6 - 11 p.m., Friday, Dec. 30, in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. RSVP to www.johnsonfannin.com.
The Office of Counseling Services is offering a free mindfulness group from 12 - 12:45 p.m., each Friday through Oct. 28, in the Administration Building, Room 422. Attendees will learn about the benefits of mindfulness, and each week a new technique will be practiced. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate and experience what it is like to be aware of the present moment. For info, contact Dr. Christopher Leeth at (210) 829-3127 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ara Koh Recital
The UIW Department of Music presents Ara Koh's recital at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21, in the Ingrid Seddon Recital Hall. For info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or email@example.com.
Student Disability Services and Title IX Compliance Faculty Presentations
Representatives from Student Disability Services and Title IX Compliance will present important legal information to the faculty and answer questions faculty may have from 9 - 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 22, in the Mabee Library Auditorium. For info, contact Michelle Beasley at (210) 829-3997 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
School of Physical Therapy Team for Walk for Crohn's and Colitis
The SoPT Class of 2018 invites the community to join them in the Walk for Crohn's and Colitis from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22, at Eisenhower Park (19399 NW Military HWY, 78257). The group is wearing purple shirts as a sign of support. Chick-fil-A Pavilions North will be providing lunch to those who register to walk under the UIW School of Physical Therapy. Register here. For info, contact (210) 386-9526 or email@example.com.
A Concert of New Art Song
The UIW Department of Music presents the Composers Alliance of San Antonio's (CASA) concert titled A Concert of New Art Song. The concert is from 3 - 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall at Trinity University (1 Trinity Way, 78212). For more info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AnneMarie Hooge Dissertation Defense
AnneMarie Hooge will present a public defense of her dissertation at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Nursing Building, Room 142. The title of her dissertation is "How Decision Makers Learn to Choose Organizational Performance Measures." Dr. Noah Kasraie is the chair of AnneMarie's dissertation committee. For info, contact Duncan Hayse at (210) 829-2758 or email@example.com.
Being the First: A First-Generation Student Symposium
Alpha: First-Generation-Student Success invites the UIW and San Antonio community to a conversation about first-generation students from 4 - 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Ingrid Seddon Rectial Hall. The keynote speaker is Dr. Robert Vela, president of San Antonio College, followed by a panel of students and faculty who will address the experiences, misconceptions, and strategies for success that work for first-generation students in college. For info, contact (210) 829-3885 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
OU Campus Training Session
Web Development's next web training session is 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28, in the Mabee Library, Room 230. This session will detail instructions on gadgets in the OU Campus web content management system. Gadgets add functionality to the OU Campus environment, including analytics, URL shorteners and workflow updates. Seating for this advanced session is limited to 25 participants. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
Rocky Horror Picture Show Movie Night
The UIW Fashion Society is hosting a screening of the movie for free at 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28, in the Joyce Building, Room 126. Food will be available for purchase; the proceeds will go to a plaque for Courtney Mcrary. For info, contact Patrick Martinez at (210) 387-8571 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Seddon Recital
The UIW Department of Music presents the first annual Seddon Recital at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29, in the Ingrid Seddon Recital Hall. The event is in honor of Mr. Robert Seddon and his gift of endowed scholarships in voice. The recital will feature the three current Seddon scholars, Nina McGuane, Gabriella Fresquez, and Maura Navarrette, with William Gokelman on piano. For info, contact (210) 829-3848 or email@example.com.
Interior Design Film Series - If You Build It
Join the Interior Design Department for a screening of If You Build It at 9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3, in the Mabee Library Auditorium. This film is about the convergence of design and education. Two teachers with 10 students and an epic homework assignment. The event is free to the public. For info, contact Nadia Pidgeon at (210) 829-3860 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dolores De Crecimiento Closing Reception
The Department of Art is hosting a closing reception for the Dolores De Crecimiento exhibit from 6 - 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 4, in the Kelso Art Center. The exhibit is currently running Monday through Friday until Nov. 4. For info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or email@example.com.
UIW Football Schedule for October at Benson Stadium:
Oct. 29: Football vs. Stephen F. Austin, 6 p.m.
UIW Soccer Schedule for October at Benson Stadium:
Oct. 21: Men's Soccer vs. Seattle, 7 p.m.
Oct. 28: Women's Soccer vs. Abilene Christian, 7 p.m.
UIW Synchronized Swimming Schedule for October in the Barshop Natatorium:
Oct. 22: Synchronized Swimming, 2 p.m.
UIW Volleyball Schedule for October at McDermott Convocation Center:
Oct. 25: Women's Volleyball vs. UTRGV, 7 p.m.
For ticket info, contact (210) 829-3000.
Rev. John (Jack) O'Donoghue, former Incarnate Word College campus minister/chaplain passed away on October 14, after a brief illness. Fr. Jack's service to the Incarnate Word community began in 1970. He left IWC for parish work in the early 1990's. Ordained in 1964, Fr. Jack was a beloved member of the community and served in various capacities throughout the Archdiocese of San Antonio, most recently at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Funeral arrangements: Oct. 24, viewing 4 p.m. and rosary 7 p.m. The Mass of Transition will be held on Oct. 25, at 10 a.m., with Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, presiding. All services are at Blessed Sacrament (600 Oblate Dr.) In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Blessed Sacrament Scholarship Fund.
UIW Dining is now serving rotisserie chicken at Marian Hall @ ICC and Hortencia's 5 - 8 p.m., Monday-Friday. For info, contact (210) 832-2149.
The Office of Alumni & Parent Relations hosted its Alumni Cocktail Showdown Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Wyndham Garden River Walk. Pictured above (left to right) are Gaby Gonzales, assistant director of parent relations, Dr. Lisa McNary, dean of parent & alumni relations, and Mercedes Moreno, assistant director of alumni relations.
Dr. Roger Barnes, professor and chair of criminal justice, gave a presentation on why the death penalty is so expensive and why it fails to serve as an effective deterrent to homicide on Thursday, Oct. 20, in the Administration Building, Room 374.
Christmas Ornaments Needed for Fashion Display
Looking for a way to clear out your old Christmas ornaments? Don't trash them, recycle them! The Fashion Dept.'s - Apparel 1 class is creating two garments made entirely of Christmas ornaments to be displayed at Rolling Oaks Mall in November.Please deliver your gently used ornaments to the Fashion Department by Monday, Oct. 31. For info, contact Dr. Melinda Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IRD October 2016 Maintenance
Information Resources Division will be conducting the scheduled October 2016 maintenance beginning 5:30 p.m.,Friday, Oct. 28, until 7 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 29. During the maintenance window, Banner and third party systems will be unavailable. More information here. Contact (210) 283-6489 or email@example.com if you have questions.
Blackboard User's Group Meeting - Rubrics
Do you use rubrics as a grading tool? Would you like to learn more about rubrics? Come by at 12 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21, to the Admin. Bldg., Room 245, and learn how to create and edit a rubric in Blackboard. We will also demonstrate some of the rubrics available in the UIW Course Shell. This session is open to UIW faculty. Register here. For info, contact (210) 829-3920 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Technology Thursdays: Grade Center Session 2
Part 2 of Instructional Technology's Grade Center session will focus on how to create and manage categories, and create a weighted column. Have your syllabus close by, as you will need to reference your grading policy. The session is from 6 - 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, online through the Zoom interface. Register here. Please note that registration for all sessions ends 24 hours prior to the session's start time. For info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or email@example.com.
Blackboard User's Group Meeting - Groups
Faculty can create groups as a collaborative learning tool. If you assign group projects as part of your course curriculum, then this is the workshop for you. Join Instructional Technology at 12 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28, in the Admin. Bldg., Room 245, as they explain the group life-cycle, describe how to build groups, and manage both tools and content within each group. Register here. For info, contact (210) 829-3920 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Gabriel Ortiz from Health Texas gave a lecture on influenza and asthma at the October Employee Wellness Lunch and Learn Thursday, Oct. 20, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Pictured above (left to right) are Health Texas representatives Jeff Hunsaker, Heather Williams and Dr. Gabriel Ortiz with Scott LeBlanc, director of recreation, sport & wellness.
Incarnate Word High School Athletic Director April Fricke embarked on a historic ride for a good cause. Fricke rode her bike 250 miles along the same route the first three Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word traveled in 1869, from Freeport to San Antonio. She arrived back in San Antonio at Incarnate Word High School Thursday, Oct. 20. Pictured above (left to right) are Kaye Robinson, vice principal, Jennifer Salazar, principal, April Fricke, and Dr. Langston Williams, vice principal.
Incarnate Word High School Fall Open House
The Incarnate Word High School (IWHS) Fall Open House is an opportunity for prospective students to learn more about IWHS. They will have the opportunity to tour the campus, talk with faculty from each department and learn more about some of our organizations. The open house is from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22, at Incarnate Word High School's campus. For info, contact Carli Valverde at (210) 829-3123 or email@example.com.
St. Anthony Catholic High School Fall Open House
The St. Anthony Catholic High School (SACHS) Fall Open House is an opportunity for prospective students to learn more about SACHS. They will have the opportunity to tour the campus, talk with faculty from each department and learn more about some of our organizations. The open house starts at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 13, at St. Anthony Catholic High School's campus. For info, contact Alejandro Calderon at (210) 832-5632 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at www.sachs.org.
Visit Incarnate Word High School at www.incarnatewordhs.org.
Visit UIW Prep at www.uiw.edu/prep.
Visit St. Anthony Catholic School at http://www2.stanthonysa.org.
Visit St. Peter Prince of Apostles Catholic School at http://www.stpeterprince.org.
Sr. Teresa Stanley, CCVI, vice chair of Women's Global Connection, and Dr. Lisa Uribe, executive director of Women's Global Connection, are pictured above at the annual Women's Global Connection Gala Thursday, Oct. 13, in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. This year's theme was "quiñceanera" because the WGC celebrated its 15th year.
A Guided Celtic Walk to Thin Places in The Headwaters
Join the Headwaters at Incarnate Word for a guided Celtic walk through the Headwaters Sanctuary from 9 - 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 29. The Celtic tradition has always honored "thin places" as places where heaven and earth were closely connected. This walk will offer quiet meditations that will reflect the Celtic vision that enables us to see "thin places" of healing and mystery right before our eyes. Religious Studies Professor Sylvia Maddox will lead the retreat. She is the co-author of "Praying with The Celtic Saints." This program is limited to 14. For info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or email@example.com.
Play Again Screening
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word is screening Play Again from 3:30 - 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 7, in the CHRISTUS Heritage Hall at the Village at Incarnate Word. For info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our thoughts and prayers go to:
- The family of, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, and the entire UIW community on the recent loss of Sr.Marianne Kramer, CCVI (BA '66).
- Kathryn Richardson, Kelly Johnson and Amy Barron on the recent loss of their mother, Kathryn Joann Conlin-Schoen (BSN '55).
- Connie Rataiczak & family on the recent loss of her husband, Raymond D. Rataiczak (UIW Former Faculty).
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.