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Photo of the Week

2017 employee campaign kick off

UIW employees were invited to the SEC Ballroom to kick off the 2017 Employee Campaign Thursday, Sept. 21. Pictured above are (left to right) Vanessa Lopez, administrative assistant to the vice president for international affairs, Alanna Taylor, study abroad coordinator, and Vanessa Griffin, coordinator of international student & visitor activities. The campaign will run through October. For info, visit the webpage here.


Our Lady's Chapel Services

All are welcome.

  • Noon Mass, Monday - Friday
  • Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m.
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation - 11:30 a.m. Fridays or by appointment with Fr. Tom Dymowski, O.SS.T. at (210) 829-3131 or


2017 rso art exhibit

Creating Balance
The Rosenberg School of Optometry Library invites you to the Creating Balance art exhibition from 4 - 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23, at the RSO campus (9725 Datapoint Dr., 78229). This exhibit features five faculty and staff members' work. Come learn how art creates balance in their lives, and how it may in yours. For info, contact Dr. Dede Rios at (210) 930-8688 or

Upcoming UIW Police Department Events

  • Personal Safety: 8 a.m., Monday, Sept. 25, in the Mabee Library Auditorium
  • Survival Mindset: 1 - 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 25, in the Mabee Library Auditorium
  • Personal Safety: 3:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 25, in the Mabee Library Auditorium
  • Operation Identification: Theft Prevention: 5 - 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 25, in the Mabee Library Auditorium

Sr. Charles Marie Frank Distinguished Lecture and Poster Session
The Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing & Health Professions will host its Sr. Charles Marie Frank Distinguished Lecture at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. Dr. Ann Kurth, dean and Linda Koch Lorimer professor of nursing at Yale University, is giving the lecture Planetary Health: Nursing's Challenge in Preserving Human Health. The nursing poster presentation will begin at 3 p.m. For info, contact Vanessa Gutierrez at (210) 283-6379 or

Reflection on the Murder of Sr. Patricia Ann Kelley: Standing Against the Death Penalty
On the 30th anniversary of the murder of Sr. Patricia Ann Kelley, CCVI, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate invite you to participate in a reflection at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. We will reflect on her compassion and concern for the poor and a recommitment to standing against the death penalty. For info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, CCVI, at (210) 883-5934 or

Word Wednesday
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will be at West Gate Circle near the SEC from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 4, raising awareness and collecting donations for Family Violence Prevention Services in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Donations needed are:

  • Hand gel/soap (full-size)
  • Bath Gel/Soap (full-size)
  • Shampoo (full-size)
  • Conditioner (full-size)
  • Brushes (full-size)
  • Combs (full-size)
  • Deodorant (full-size)
  • African-American Hair Products

For info, contact Amanda Pulido at (915) 539-2423 or

Heritage Day
UIW's Heritage Day Ceremony will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. The University will recognize full-time employees who have contributed milestone years of service. A reception will follow in the new Student Engagement Center Ballroom. For info, contact Heather Hamilton at (210) 829-6017 or

Department News

Office of International Affairs - Relief Efforts for Mexico City
The Office of International Affairs is coordinating relief efforts for those affected by the recent earthquake in Mexico City. To donate, please follow this link. For info, contact Vanessa Lopez, administrative assistant to the vice president for international affairs, at (210) 805-5838 or

Fall 2017 Instructional Technology In-Person and Online Training
Instructional Technology is hosting a series of in-person and online training sessions for Blackboard and Microsoft Office Online. For a full list of courses and ways to sign up, follow this link to the IRD Training Schedule. For further info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 218-8795 or

Help East Texas Recover from Hurricane Harvey
This UIW History Department is taking donations through Friday, Sept. 22, to help those in the Corpus Christi and Victoria areas of Texas.
Please consider donating the following items:

  • Quality paper towels
  • Kleenex
  • Water
  • Bug Spray

Drop off items in the Administration Building, Rooms 251, 355 or 357. All collected items will be taken to Catholic Charities for delivery to Corpus Christi and Victoria. For info, contact Dr. Lopita Nath at (210) 832-2187 or

Fall 2017 DASH Training Sessions
The Office of Institutional Research has several DASH training opportunities this Fall 2017 semester in the Mabee Library, Room 230. These sessions are open to individuals who are interested in accessing DASH but haven't had DASH training. Even if you had DASH training in the past, these sessions will be helpful if you need a refresher on the basics. We will cover navigation, the functionalities of the system, as well as show you a report or two as examples of the kinds of information found in DASH.

  • 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 29
  • 2 p.m., Friday, Oct 13
  • 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24
  • 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 10
  • 3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 30

Please click on the link to view this invitation and to sign up for a session. Signing up ensures that your log-in will be active during the training session. For questions, contact Erika Pompa at (210) 832-2169 or

Community News

UIW Highlights

2017 Employee Campaign
The Employee Campaign brings together faculty, staff and administration who combine their efforts to chart the course for a brighter future for our students and our University community as a whole.

Your gift nurtures the philanthropic spirit of UIW and enhances quality to build on UIW's standard of excellence. It is never about the size of the gift, but the power of the combined efforts. Every gift makes a difference in shaping the professional and personal lives of our students.

Visit the Employee Campaign webpage to give online. For more info, contact the Development Office at (210) 829-6013.

2017 meet the mission

University Mission & Ministry organized and sponsored the 2017 Meet the Mission Friday, Sept. 15. UIW students and employees lent a hand serving the underserved areas in our community. UIW President Dr. Tom Evans stopped by the McDermott Center Friday morning to greet the students before they went out into the community. Pictured above are (left to right) Dr. Raul Zendejas, associate dean of new student engagement, Lionel Williams II, coordinator of special events, Dr. Theresa Martines, assistant professor of mathematics, and Dr. Evans.

2017 employee campaign captains

UIW hosted its annual Light the Way Volunteer Day, Saturday, Sept. 16, in the McDermott Center. Students and members of the UIW community came out to replace bulbs in the lights that are being strung in trees throughout campus. Save the date for the 2017 Display Board Contest set for Saturday, Oct. 7.Email Ashley Davis at for info. Pictured above is Marisol Martinez, graphic designer, with her husband EAP student, Rudy Martinez and members of the UIW community as they worked on the lights.

2017 memorial

Damontre N. Pamilton Memorial
UIW alumnus and former UIW employee Damontre N. Pamilton passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 13. A celebration of life memorial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 23, outside the Ann Barshop Natatorium. This will be an outdoor event, so please dress accordingly. Business casual attire is recommended. At the family's request, this will be the only service held in Damontre's honor.

Phones - Transition to 10 Digit Dialing
Effective Saturday, Sept. 23, all outgoing 210 area code calls must include all 10 digits. This is a result of the newly implemented 726 area code for the San Antonio region. UIW users calling external numbers will have to dial 9 - 210 - XXX - XXXX. All internal UIW calls can still use the four-digit extension. Also of note, no existing numbers should change and '726' area code numbers will not be issued until the end of October. Finally, Long Distance codes ARE NOT required with the 210 area code or calling to the 726 area code in the future. For info, contact Neil Schroeder at (210) 805-2300 or

2017 uiw dining discount

UIW Faculty & Staff Discounts - UIW Dining
UIW Dining is offering discounts at the dining locations below with the purchase of dining points. To purchase dining points, contact (210) 829-6043. For info on the discounts, contact (210) 832-2149.

  • 25% off at Campus Dining
  • 25% off at Sammie's
  • 25% off at Hortencia's
  • 25% off at Finnegan's
  • 10% off at Chick-Fil-A
  • 10% off at Pasha
  • 10% off at Luciano Pizzeria

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.

Athletics News

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Upcoming Home Games

Sept. 22 - Men's Soccer vs. HBU, Benson Stadium, 7 p.m.
Sept. 26 - Volleyball vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, McDermott Convocation Center, 7 p.m.
Sept. 28 - Volleyball vs. McNeese, McDermott Convocation Center, 7 p.m.
Sept. 29 - Women's Soccer vs. Northwestern State, Benson Stadium, 7 p.m.
Sept. 30 - Volleyball vs. Nicholls, McDermott Convocation Center, 11 a.m.
Sept. 30 - Football vs. Abilene Christian, Benson Stadium, 6 p.m.
Oct. 1 - Women's Soccer vs. Central Arkansas, Benson Stadium, 1 p.m.

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

Faculty Focus

Where's the Beef? Helping Students Build Substance into Their Writing
The Center for Teaching and Learning is hosting this workshop in the Admin. Bldg., Room 212, at 12 p.m., Monday, Sept. 25, with lunch, and 8 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 28, with breakfast. Participants will learn ways to help students use source material effectively. Please bring a page from an article in your discipline to use during an activity, and if it's convenient, bring your laptop. Register here. For info, contact (210) 283-6359 or

For Your Student

Pizza with Your Professors
The English Club is hosting Pizza with Your Professors at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 28, in the Administration Building, Room 155. The club will be informally discussing (and fielding questions from students about) graduate school. It will also be a time for students to get to know the English Club and likeminded students. For info, contact (210) 806-2536 or

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Interpretation Skills Presentation
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word is hosting this program from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22.
Learn the basics of interpretation principles and best practices. This presentation is perfect for anyone giving lectures, offering guided walks or working with audiences of all ages. A guided walk will follow the presentation. Liz Palfini, Park Superintendent at Palmetto State Park, will be our presenter. The program is limited to 12 people. Reservation required:

Healing the Headwaters
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word is hosting a sanctuary clean-up at 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 29.
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word relies on volunteers for land stewardship tasks. This is a wonderful way to help preserve the only nature sanctuary in the heart of San Antonio. For info and to sign up, email

Nature Based Soul Care
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word is hosting a walk at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 30.
Participants will be attending the natural world as it reminds us of who we are in the eyes of the Sacred. The guide will be Steven Chase, professor of spirituality at the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Spirituality at Oblate School of Theology. This walk is limited to 12 people. Reservation required:

Autumn Fest and Fundraiser
The Village at Incarnate Word will host their annual Autumn Fest and Fundraiser from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, in the Village at Incarnate Word Courtyard. All proceeds will benefit the legacy fund. Admission is free; tickets must be purchased for food and games. Enjoy a talent show, music, games, massages, food, drinks, basket raffles and a silent auction. For info, contact Maria Reyna at (210) 289-7561 or

Thomas Berry: The Great Story Film Screening
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word are hosting a film screening of Thomas Berry: The Great Story at 3:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 2, at the CHRISTUS Heritage Hall. For info, contact Pamela Ball at (210) 828-2224 or

St. Francis Birding Walk
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word is hosting a birding walk at 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 4, to commemorate the life of St Francis, the patron saint of animals and the environment. 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. Please make a reservation at

Women in the Changing World of Work Gala
Women's Global Connection (WGC) invites you to support their 2017 Women in the Changing World of Work Gala as they celebrate WGC's 16 years of empowering women and girls locally and globally. The gala is from 6 - 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12, in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. Individual tickets are $75 and a table of 8 is $600. Tickets can be purchased online here, or you can send a check in Campus Mail (CPO #1228) with your name, email address and phone number. For questions, please contact the WGC office at (210) 828-2224, or


Our thoughts and prayers go to:

  • Brance Arnold (MA '10, former UIW Communications & Marketing Publications Coordinator) & family on the recent loss of his father, Glendon Doyle Arnold, Jr.
  • The family of Damontre N. Pamilton (BA '12, UIW Admissions Office Counselor) on his recent death

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