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2017 theatre arts department honors convocation


The UIW Department of Theatre Arts hosted its honors convocation Friday, May 5. Pictured above are (left to right) UIW student Jamie Davis and UIW Associate Provost & Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences Dr. Kevin Vichcales. Davis was the recipient of the 2017 Sr. Germaine Corbin Award for Academic Excellence and Leadership, the 2017 George Burnette Award for Academic Excellence and Leadership and the 2017 Kappa Gamma Pi Saint Catherine Medal.


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


Special message from UIW Acting President Dr. Denise Doyle regarding the presidential search
Our search for the 9thPresident of the University of the Incarnate Word is progressing toward a successful conclusion. The Search Committee, chaired by Bobby Rosenthal, met with three finalists early in May. These return visits allowed the Committee to spend more time with the candidates and to introduce them to a small but expanded group of Faculty and Administrators, Board Members and Members of the Congregation. The selection of the new President is one of the primary responsibilities of the Board of Trustees. Subsequent to the Board's approval of the candidate, the Chair of the Board will make a recommendation to the Congregation for their consideration and ultimate approval.

Shortly, I am anticipating that the Search Committee will recommend their final choice to the Executive Committee of the Board. Then, the Executive Committee will present a candidate for approval by the full Board, after which the Board will seek the approval of the Congregation. We are moving forward on the final steps of the process. Stay tuned!

Engineering Senior Capstone
The Engineering Senior Capstone team will present their semester long project working with CPS Energy at 9:30 a.m., Friday, May 12, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Dr. Cris Eugster, CPS Energy chief operating officer, and Ed Fleming, CPS Energy chief financial officer and treasurer, will be in attendance. For info, contact Dr. Michael Frye at (210) 829-3160 or

2017 Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Schedule
Tickets are not required for admission to the Baccalaureate Mass however, entry is based on a first come, first served basis. Entry to the McDermott Convocation Center will begin at 3 p.m. Once the Convocation Center reaches capacity, the doors must be closed.

Tickets are required for admission to all Commencement ceremony events. For info, contact the Office of the Registrar at (210) 829-6006 or

Baccalaureate Mass 4 p.m., Friday, May 12 McDermott Convocation Center
Rosenberg School of Optometry and School of Physical Therapy Candidates 7 p.m., Friday, May 12 McDermott Convocation Center
Feik School of Pharmacy and Master of Biomedical Science Candidates 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 13 McDermott Convocation Center
Undergraduate, Graduate and Doctoral Degree Candidates 6 p.m., Saturday, May 13 Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum (3201 E Houston St., 78219)

2017 corporate cup kick off party

2017 Corporate Cup Kick Off Party
Join us for a Corporate Cup Kick Off Party from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 16, by the UIW Clock Tower. Mingle with your teammates, enjoy a doughnut and try your hand at the corn toss, the Frisbee toss and the football toss. There will also be an opportunity to register to participate or volunteer if you haven't already signed up. You can register at or contact Heather Hamilton at (210) 832-2104 or for info.

Webinar: Making Events Sustainable
The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word are committed to making events more sustainable. All persons associated with the CCVI ministries are invited to gather from 3 - 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 17, in the Madeleine Room at the CCVI Heritage Center located by the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. If you cannot attend, you are invited to participate online in the webinar. To register for the free webinar, please send an e-mail to Learn more here. For info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at

Made in SA III: New Piano Music for Student Pianists
The Composers Alliance of San Antonio (CASA) proudly presents "Made in SA III," our third annual concert of new music by local composers written for and performed by local student pianists. The concert is at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 21, in the Concert Hall and is free and open to the public. For info, contact Dr. Kevin Salfen at (210) 829-3855 or

Department News

Make Plans to Celebrate the Tricentennial
How would your department or group like to celebrate the San Antonio Tricentennial? The UIW community has been a part of half the history of our city. Learn more and submit your submit proposals to this link For info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at

Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing & Health Professions Pinning Ceremonies
The Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing & Health Professions is hosting a Nursing Pinning Ceremony and Health Professions Pinning Ceremony Friday, May 12. Below is the info and contact for each event:

  • Nursing Pinning Ceremony: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. Reception to follow in the CHRISTUS Heritage Hall at the Village at Incarnate Word. For info, contact (210) 829-6029.
  • Health Professions Pinning Ceremony: 2 - 3:30 p.m. in the CHRISTUS Heritage Hall at the Village at Incarnate Word. For info, contact (210) 829-2787.

Ihsan Eken Dissertation Defense
Ihsan Eken, candidate for the Doctor of Business Administration degree, will present a defense of his dissertation at 2 p.m., Friday, May 12, in the Nursing Building, Room 142. The title of Ihsan's dissertation is "Relationship Between Generations of Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurial Traits." Dr. Osman Ozturgut is the chair of Ihsan's dissertation committee. For info, contact Duncan Hayse at (210) 829-2758 or

Jacquelyn Poplawsky Dissertation Defense
Jacquelyn Poplawsky will host a defense of her dissertation at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 16, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. The title of Jacquelyn's dissertation is "Learning to Heal: The Impact of a Restorative Justice Program on Crime Victims." The chair of her dissertation committee is Dr. Norman St. Clair. For info, contact Duncan Hayse at (210) 829-2758 or


Top Stories

UIW Baseball Schedule through May 14 at Sullivan Field:
May 12: Baseball vs. Texas A&M - Corpus Christi, 6:30 p.m.
May 13: Baseball vs. Texas A&M - Corpus Christi, 3 p.m.
May 14: Baseball vs. Texas A&M - Corpus Christi, 1 p.m.

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

Community News

The Word Today Summer Schedule
Starting Monday, May 15, The Word Today and Friday e-newsletter will begin its summer schedule. The Word Today will be distributed Monday, Wednesday andFridaywhile the Friday e-newsletter will alternate every other Friday in lieu of The Word Today. Please submit any event requests through the PR Event Request Format least five business days prior to your event. If you have any questions, contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at (210) 829-6001 or

2017 summer 1 uiw dining schedule

UIW Dining Hours of Operation
UIW Dining has posted their hours of operation for through Sunday, June 4. For info, contact (210) 832-2149.

Division of Extended Academic Studies

2017 eap

The School of Professional Studies and the School of Applied Sciences held a webinar for adult students on Tuesday, May 9, led by Nalleli Nunez (right), admissions counselor, Dione Bedell (center), adjunct faculty, and Michelle Harrison (left), undergraduate Business Administration student. The webinar was recorded to be replayed on-demand for prospective students.

Faculty Focus

Call for Recording Service Learning
Faculty are invited to document the ways they encourage student engagement through service learningand to document their own scholarship of engagement.To understand this more, please see the ECCL Faculty Resources pages. For more info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirkat

Blackboard Guru Workshop
Join the Instructional Technology staff, along with current Blackboard Gurus, to fortify your knowledge of the Blackboard LMS from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. daily from May 22 through June 2 in the Administration Building, Room 310. The workshop is open to all full-time and adjunct faculty. Faculty are eligible for a $500 stipend. Register here: For info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 218-8795 or

Employee Wellness

uiw wellness swim lessons 2017

UIW Spring 2017 Swim Lessons
UIW is offering swim lessons at the Barshop Natatorium. Swim lessons are available for all individuals of all ages. Discounts are available for UIW employees and their dependents. For info, contact

uiw wellness aquatic lessons 2017

Employee Wellness Aquatic Classes
Employee Wellness is starting the summer employee swim classes again. Classes are available at the Natatorium and at the Incarnate Word High School. All aquatic classes are free and open to all UIW, SACHS and IWHS employees. For info, email

Employee Wellness Lunch & Learn
The Employee Wellness Committee is hosting its May Wellness Lunch & Learn at 12 p.m., Thursday, May 18, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Dr. Chad Jackson, director of professional practice education at the School of Physical Therapy, will be speaking. For info and to RSVP, email

Brainpower Connection

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The Spirit Among the Olmos
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word invites you to this walk through the sanctuary from 9 - 11 a.m., Friday, May 12. This series of walks is a time to reflect on and restore our connection to the ancient heritage of the Headwaters Sanctuary. Video or audio recording is not permitted during these walks. Donald Ewers will guide participants. Each walk is limited to 12 people. For info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or

Third Friday Birding
Come take a leisurely walk through the Headwaters Sanctuary with a birding specialist from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 19. Anyone fascinated by the sights and sounds of birds is welcome. 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 people.For info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or

The Spirit Among the Great Oaks
UIW alumnus Donald Ewers will be guiding participants on a walk exploring the Headwaters Sanctuary from 9 - 11 a.m., Saturday, May 20. Each walk is limited to 12 people. Video or audio recording is not permitted during these walks. 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:

  • Elizabeth Calvillo (BA '03, MAA '13) & family on the recent loss of her husband, Ivann Reynaldo Calvillo (BBA '09).
  • John Chin & family on the loss of his mother, Elaine Chang Chin (BA '66).
  • The family of, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and the entire UIW Community on the recent loss of Sr. Rosa Maria Icaza, CCVI (IWHS '46, ALND '59, Emeriti Board of Trustees).
  • Joyce Pape Theis (BA '48) & family on the recent loss of her sister, Beverly Ann "Beby" Pape (BSN '54).
  • Elizabeth Perez & family on the recent loss of her husband, Abel Perez (UIW Friend).

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