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2017 moody professor lecture


Dr. John Perry, professor of communication arts and Moody Professor, delivered the annual Moody Professor Lecture to the community about the power of perception Monday, Feb. 20, in the Mabee Library Auditorium.


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

Ash Wednesday Services - March 1
Services will be available throughout the day for the community to receive ashes and begin Lent. Mass will be held at 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. in Our Lady's Chapel. Ecumenical services will be held at the following times and locations:

  • 9 a.m. at the Bowden Eye Care & Health Center (2547 E. Commerce St., 78203)
  • 11 a.m. at the School of Physical Therapy (9160 Guilbeau Rd., 78250)
  • 2:45 p.m. at the Rosenberg School of Optometry (9725 Datapoint Dr., 78229)
  • 4:30 p.m. at the Feik School of Pharmacy (703 E. Hildebrand, 78212)
  • 5 p.m. at the School of Osteopathic Medicine (2510 Kennedy Circle, 78235)
  • 7:30 p.m. at Incarnate Word High School (727 E. Hildebrand, 78212)
  • 9:20 p.m. in Our Lady's Chapel on main campus

For info on Ash Wednesday services, contact (210) 829-3128 or


2017 executive council in ciw

Interim President Denise Doyle, Vice President of International Affairs Marcos Fragoso and Vice President of Finance Doug Endsley attended advisory board meetings for the CIW and UIW Bajio campuses last week in Mexico.

Informal Conversation Series with Catholic University Presidents
Acting UIW President Dr. Denise Doyle invites you to the last in a series of informal conversations with presidents of Catholic universities and organizations. They will share their insights and take questions from our community on the role of a president of a Catholic university. The final speaker will be Dr. Michael Galligan-Stierle, who has served as president of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) since 2010. Based in Washington, D.C., the ACCU represents more than 90 percent of the accredited Catholic universities in the U.S. plus another two dozen international universities. Dr. Galligan-Stierle has a doctoral degree in Sacred Scripture from St. Mary's Ecumenical Institute. His presentation will start at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 9 in the Seddon Recital Hall. Light refreshments will be served after the talk. Please RSVP to

2017 uiw theatre department arcadia

The UIW Department of Theatre Arts presents Tom Stoppard's Arcadia. Britain's wittiest playwright collidesthe world of Jane Austen with today's cut-throat academicians. Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $9 for seniors, $8 for non-UIW students, $7 for groups of 10 or more, and free for students, faculty and staff with a valid UIW ID. Below are show times in the Coates Theatre:

  • 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24
  • 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25
  • 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 26
  • 7 p.m., Thursday, March 2
  • 8 p.m., Friday, March 3
  • 8 p.m., Saturday, March 4

For info and tickets, contact (210) 829-3800 or

Black History Month: Gospel Fest
The UIW Black History Month Committee is hosting Gospel Fest at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25, in Our Lady's Chapel. For more info, contact Dr. Danielle Alsandor at

San Antonio International Piano Competition
The San Antonio International Piano Competition will perform in concert from 8 - 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25, in the Concert Hall. For info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or

2017 red dress poster

14th Annual Red Dress Health Fair & Fashion Show
The 14th Annual Red Dress Health Fair & Fashion Show is set for11 a.m.,Tuesday, Feb. 28 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room.This event brings awareness to female cardiac health and features unique designs by UIW students.Over 20 health and lifestyle vendorswill be available to purchase gifts for someone special. UIW's professional programs will also be on hand to provide various health screenings. For info, contact or (210) 829-6001.

Pardi Gras
Join in the Mardi Gras fun with Pardi Gras on Dubuis Lawn from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28. Enjoy free food, live music, free T-shirts, mask painting and exclusive Pardi Gras pins. A bead and T-Shirt toss will take place at 1:20 p.m. in Cardinal Courtyard. For more info, contact Jorge Compean at (210) 805-3037 or

UIW Business Club's BBQ Fundraiser
The UIW Business Club will be hosting a BBQ fundraiser from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, on Dubuis Lawn. For info, contact Dr. Teresa Harrison at (210) 283-6482 or

UIW Legacy Panel: Women in the University
Women and Gender Studies is hosting a panel discussion about the legacy and involvement of women at UIW from 12 - 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Denise Doyle and include Sr. Germaine Corbin, Dr. Sally Said, and Dr. Flor Wukovitz. Light refreshments will be served. For info, contact Dr. Emily Clark at (210) 283-5061 or

UIW Business Club Leadership Presentation - Will Stripling
The UIW Business Club will be hosting a Leadership Presentation with guest speaker, Will Stripling, from the H-E-B Family Foundation at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, in the Nursing Building, Room 312. For info, contact Dr. Teresa Harrison at (210) 283-6482 or

Alternative Spring Break
University Mission & Ministry is hosting its Eighth Annual Alternative Spring Break this March. The prep day is from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Friday, March 10, in the Bonilla Science Hall, Room 120. Volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. daily from Monday, March 13 through Friday, March 17, in the McDermott Convocation Center before going out into the community. For info, contact Dr. Adam Mulder at (210) 805-3690 or or visit this link to sign up.

UIW Department of Art presents Joe Lopez'sDel Corazon
The UIW Department of Art is hosting an opening reception for Joe Lopez's Del Corazon from 6 - 8 p.m., Friday, March 10, in the Kelso Art Center. Lopez's work reveals a deep emotional compassion for the Chicano working class. The exhibition runs from Friday, March 10 through Friday, April 7 in the Semmes Gallery. For info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or

Department News

2017 uiw business club leadership presentation mark wasserman

The UIW Business Club hosted its Leadership Presentation with guest speaker Mark Wasserman, Chick-Fil-A franchise owner, Tuesday, Feb. 21. Pictured above (left to right) are Earl Harmsen, associate professor of management, Dr. Jeannie Scott, associate dean of the H-E-B School of Business & Administration, and Mark Wasserman.

2017 office of research and graduate studies research week

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies hosted its 10th Annual Research Week this week showcasing disciplinary accomplishments and academic excellence. Pictured above is Dr. Sara Tallarovic, associate professor and assistant department chair of biology, presenting her research in collaboration with Dr. David Starkey, assistant professor of biology, titled Investigating Biodiversity in the Headwaters: What Can Cover Boards and Bird Feeders Tell Us? to a presentation guest.

2017 uiw rso optometry students win

The UIW Pre-Optometry Professional Society (POPS) team won the 2017 Quiz Bowl at the Texas Optometric Association (TOA) Annual Conference in Austin this past weekend. They beat out six other POPS teams representing Baylor University, Texas A&M, University of Houston, UT-Arlington, UT-Austin and UT-San Antonio. Pictured above are Dr. Kyle Sandberg, assistant clinical professor, and Dr. Matt Sin Valdes, assistant professor, with all the UIW POPS members that attended TOA.

Mindfulness Groups
Counseling Services is offering a free mindfulness group from 12 - 12:30 p.m. each Friday through March 10, in the Admin. Bldg., Room 319. 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. Chris Leeth at (210) 829-3127 or

Athletics News

Top Stories

UIW Softball Schedule through March 10 at the UIW Softball Field:
Feb. 25: Softball vs. New Mexico, 10 a.m.
Feb. 25: Softball vs. Texas State, 12:30 p.m.
March 10: Softball vs. Sam Houston State, 4 & 6 p.m.

UIW Baseball Schedule through March 7 at Sullivan Field:
Feb. 24: Baseball vs. Central Michigan, 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 25: Baseball vs. Central Michigan, 1 p.m. & 4 p.m.
Feb. 26: Baseball vs. Central Michigan, 11 a.m.
March 3: Baseball vs. Omaha, 6:30 p.m.
March 4: Baseball vs. Omaha, 3 p.m.
March 5: Baseball vs. Omaha, 1 p.m.
March 7: Baseball vs. Texas Southern, 3 p.m.

UIW Tennis Schedule through Feb. 26 at the Mabry Tennis Center:
Feb. 24: Women's Tennis vs. Laredo CC, 9 a.m.
Feb. 25: Men's Tennis vs. UTRGV, 10 a.m.
Feb. 26: Men's Tennis vs. Seminole State, 9 a.m.
Feb. 26: Men's Tennis vs. Laredo CC, 3 p.m.

For ticket info, contact (210) 805-3000 or visit this link.

Community News

UIW Highlight

UIW Dining Satisfaction Survey
The UIW Dining satisfaction survey is available at for UIW students, faculty, staff and alumni. Five participants will have a chance to win $25. For info, contact Neset Ozeyranoglu at (210) 832-2149 or

Nominations Needed for 2017 Presidential Teaching Award
The Office of the Provost is accepting nominations for the 2017 Presidential Teaching Award. Nominations will be accepted through Tuesday, Feb. 28. This annual award acknowledges a full-time faculty member who exemplifies excellence in teaching leading to student engagement. Current students, alumni and colleagues are encouraged to submit the online form with rationale stating why the nominee is deserving of the award. For full details and nomination form, visit

IRD February 2017 Maintenance
The Information Resources Division will be conducting the scheduled February 2017 maintenance from 6:30 - 11 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24. All systems will remain operational except for Degree Works. See more at For info, contact Joanna Arredondo at (210) 283-6489 or

Faculty Focus

Faculty Night at the Theatre
Faculty Mentoring invites you to a delightful evening attending Arcadia by Tom Stoppard. Join friends at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 2, in the Coates Theatre. Britain's wittiest playwright collides the world of Jane Austen with today's cut-throat academicians. For info and tickets, contact (210) 829-3800 or

Spring Break Workshop
Instructional Technology is hosting a Spring Break Workshop for faculty geared at engaging students through online activities. The workshop is from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. daily March 13 - 17 in the Administration Building, Room 245. Register here: For info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 218-8795 or

Informal Writing Workshop
The Center for Teaching and Learning is hosting this workshop in two sessions in the Admin. Bldg., Room 212. The first session is at 8 a.m., Tuesday, March 21, with breakfast and the second session is at 10 a.m., Friday, March 24. This workshop supports the QEP. The first 10 faculty members to register for each session will receive a $100 stipend. Register here. For info, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or

For Your Student

Find Free Money...with SALT
The Office of Financial Assistance is hosting this info session from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, in the AT&T Circle. Paying for college doesn't have to be painful. With a little bit of planning, you can take the sting out of your tuition bill with exclusive scholarships, internships and job tools. Let SALT help you pay for your next semester. For info, contact Heather Miller at (210) 829-6008 or

Brainpower Connection

St. Anthony Catholic High School Lenten Mission Concert & Chalupa Dinner
Join St. Anthony Catholic High School (SACHS) as they host the Lenten Mission Concert: Song & Story for Healing and Hope with David Kauffman at 6 p.m., Friday, March 3, in the SACHS Chapel. Concert tickets are $15 and are available via A chalupa dinner will immediately follow the concert in the SACHS gym. For info, contact Rosi Cortez at (210) 832-5691 or

15th Annual Chip' N Classic Golf Tournament
St. Anthony Catholic High School Alumni Association proudly announces the annual Chip 'n Classic Golf Tournament from 1 - 7 p.m., Monday, March 13 atThe Dominion Country Club (1 Dominion Drive, 78257). In addition, there will be a silent auction with items ranging from sports memorabilia to all-inclusive trips. Tickets are $140. For more info, visit this link or contact Christopher de Hoyos at

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Headwaters History Series: Yanaguana and the Archaeology of the San Antonio Headwaters
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word invites you to this special walk through the Headwaters Sanctuary at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 26, led by Alex Scott Antram. You will learn about the archaeology of this region and how the first peoples of San Antonio utilized the Headwaters in everyday and spiritual life.Each program is limited to 12. For info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or

The Headwaters at Incarnate Word presentsBefore the Flood
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word is screening Before the Flood at 3:30 p.m., Monday, March 6, in the CHRISTUS Heritage Hall at the Village at Incarnate Word. The film presents an account of the changes now occurring around the world due to climate change. For info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or

The Headwaters at Incarnate Word presents Walking with Aldo Leopold
Explore the Headwaters Sanctuary through a walk focused on the social and ecological legacy of scientist and philosopher Aldo Leopold from 9 - 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 10, at the Headwaters Sanctuary. Environmental anthropologist and Executive Director of the Headwaters at Incarnate Word Alex Scott Antram will lead the walk. The program is limited to 12. For info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or

Third Friday Birding
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word invites you to take a leisurely walk through the Headwaters Sanctuary with a birding specialist from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 17. This is a great opportunity for beginning or intermediate birders to develop and improve their identification skills. Please wear close-toed shoes, long pants, and bring water. Binoculars will be available. Each walk is limited to 12.For info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or

A Guided Celtic Walk to Thin Places in The Headwaters
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word is hosting this quiet walk through the sanctuary from 9 - 11 a.m., Saturday, March 18. This walk enables one to see "thin places" of healing and mystery. The retreat leader is author Sylvia Maddox, M.T.S. The program is limited to 12. For info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or

San Antonio Museum Exhibitions
University employees receive free admission to the McNay Art Museum and the San Antonio Museum of Art with their valid UIW ID. Additional fees may apply to exhibitions. For info, contact (210) 829-6019.


Our thoughts and prayersgo to:

  • Rosalinda Villarreal (Secretary to the Assistant Dean of Pharmacy Practice, Feik School of Pharmacy) & family on the recent loss of her mother, Jovita Delgado Villarreal.
  • Michael and Chrissie (Secretary & Box Office Manager, Department of Theatre Arts) Young & family on the recent loss of her mother, Rita Eleanor Whalen.

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