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2017 nursing lecture

The Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing & Health Professions (IFMSNHP) hosted its annual Sr. Charles Marie Frank Distinguished Lecture Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. The guest speaker was Yale University's Dean and Linda Koch Lorimer Professor of Nursing Dr. Ann Kurth. Dr. Kurth's lecture was titled Planetary Health: Nursing's Challenge in Preserving Human Health. Pictured above are (left to right) Dr. Mary Hoke, dean of the IFMSNHP, and Dr. Ann Kurth.


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


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

Hangul Day
Join the Office of International Affairs, UIW exchange students and former study abroad students from South Korea in celebrating an early Hangul Day with food, music, giveaways and a photo booth. The event is from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 4, in front of the SEC. Hangul, created by Sejong the Great was a step to literacy and cultural identity in Korea. Learn more about the history and culture of this commemorative day as well as find out about how you can study abroad at one of our 15 sister schools in South Korea. For info, contact Austin Pershing at (210) 805-2548 or

Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Blessing of the Animals and Prayer for Creation
You are invited to the annual Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Blessing of the Animals and Prayer for Creation at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the entrance of the Headwaters Sanctuary. Bring your pet, alive, stuffed or photo to be blessed. This event is co-sponsored by UIW Liturgical Outreach, the Headwaters at Incarnate Word and the San Antonio Archdiocesan Task Force on Laudato Si. For info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at (210) 883-5934 or

Hoops for Harvey
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is hosting Hoops for Harvey at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the McDermott Center. Hoops for Harvey is a basketball knockout tournament. There is a $3 donation charge to take part in the fun. SAAC welcomes everyone to come and participate at the event. All of the donations will be given to Hurricane Harvey Relief. For info, contact Amanda Pulido at (915) 539-2423 or

Dining in the Dark
The Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity and American Optometric Student Association present Dining in the Dark at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Rosenberg School of Optometry (9725 Datapoint Dr., 78229). Dining in the Dark is a unique sensory awareness experience that gives guests a first-hand glimpse into the lives of those who are completely blind, taking them on a journey into the dark. Dinner passes are $15. For info, contact Belle Roman at (210) 883-1190 or

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Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons
The UIW Department of Theatre presents Sam Steiner's Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons. The average person will speak 123,205,750 words in a lifetime. But what if there were a limit? Bernadette and Oliver are about to find out.

Show times are listed below in the Cheever Theatre:

  • 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 6
  • 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8
  • 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12
  • 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13
  • 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14

Adults: $12, Seniors: $9, Non-UIW Students: $8, Groups (10 or more): $7, UIW Students, Faculty and Staff may attend free of charge by presenting their valid ID. For info, contact Chrissie Young at (210) 829-3810 or

2017 light the way display board contest

Light the Way Display Board Contest
Kick off the Light the Way season with other student groups from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, on the seventh floor of the Ancira Parking Garage. All approved student organizations are invited to participate in this annual tradition to paint a board that will be displayed throughout campus during the holidays. Register here. 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. Boards must reflect each organization's interpretation of this year's theme: Holiday Festival. For info, contact Ashley Davis at (210) 829-6001 or

Career Development Institute
The Graduate Support Center is hosting the Career Development Institute from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, in the Nursing Building, Room 214. This event is free and open to everyone. Complimentary light breakfast will be provided. Registration is required at this link. For info, contact Dr. Cigdem Kocoglum at (210) 832-5628 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

2017 sexual politics of meat

The Sexual Politics of Meat
Women's and Gender Studies presents nationally renowned eco-feminist Carol Adams at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the SEC Ballroom. The presentation provides an eco-feminist analysis of the interconnected oppressions of sexism, racism and speciesism by exploring the way popular culture draws on dominant Western philosophical viewpoints regarding race, gender, and species that further objectification. For info, contact Dr. LuElla D'Amico at (210) 829-3892 or

FASA 43rd Annual Juried Fiber Art Exhibit
The UIW Department of Art is hosting an opening reception for the Fiber Arts of San Antonio from 6 - 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13, in the Semmes & Student Galleries in the Kelso Art Center. The exhibition will run through Friday, Nov. 17. Fiber Arts of San Antonio's mission is to promote and advance fiber as an art form through exhibitions as well as education of its members and the general public. Various fiber artists from FASA will display their beautiful works in the Kelso Art Center Galleries. For info, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3852 or

The Battered Women & Children's Shelter and The Kristine Meza Foundation's 5th Annual Purple Run
Title IX and Compliance has organized a team to participate in The Battered Women & Children's Shelter and The Kristine Meza Foundation's 5th Annual Purple Run at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 14, at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. It is a 5k designed for the entire family to run/walk/roll in honor of victims, survivors and all those who lost their lives to domestic violence. To register for the UIW Team, please visit this link. Registration as part of the UIW Team is $25 until Oct. 8. For more information about both organizations and the event, please visit or contact or (210) 283-6977.

Brown Bag Research Presentation Series - Pension Systems and Saving for Old Age in African Countries
The H-E-B School of Business and Administration is hosting a series of Brown Bag Research Presentations this fall to promote business research and draw attention to the ongoing academic exploration occurring within the school. The session is at 12 p.m., Monday, Oct. 16, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Dr. Alicia Rubio will present "Pension Systems and Saving for Old Age in African Countries." For info, contact Dr. Esmeralda de los Santos at (210) 829-3179 or

Department News

2017 changes rso art exhibit

The Rosenberg School of Optometry (RSO) hosted an opening reception for their art show Creating Balance Saturday, Sept. 23. Pictured above are (left to right) Dr. Timothy Wingert, dean of RSO, Diana Briseno, featured artist and faculty at St. Anthony Catholic High School, Dr. Veronica Collazo, featured artist and adjunct psychology faculty, Dr. William Miller, associate dean of academic affairs, Dr. Dede Rios, director of optometric & clinical library services, and Dr. Farshid Amir, clinical assistant professor.

2017 self defense course

As part of National Campus Safety Awareness Month, UIW Campus Police partnered with UIW Sports & Wellness to host a special Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Systems self-defense course Wednesday, Sept. 27. Pictured above are (left to right) Renee Albracht, self-defense instructor, and Cpl. Jim Snow, compliance and community officer.

2017 rso workshop

The RSO hosted a workshop titled Writing Concisely & With Confidence Thursday, Sept. 28. Graduate Writing Specialists Dr. Charita Ray-Blakely and Sia Achica collaborated with the RSO Library for this workshop. Pictured above are (left to right) Dr. Dede Rios, Sia Achica and Dr. Charita Ray-Blakely.

2017 som business conference dallas

Dr. Nursen Zanca, professor of economics, Dr. Esmeralda De Los Santos, professor of marketing, and Ana Gonzalez, director of academic technology and support for SOM, presented a poster entitled A Survey of Tested Technology Tools in Undergraduate Online Business Courses at the Quality Matters Annual Conference in Fort Worth, Texas Thursday, Sept. 28. Pictured above are (left to right) Ana Gonzalez and Dr. De Los Santos.

UIW Print Services Update
The Department of Instructional Technology and the UIW Print Services have collaborated to transfer large format printing services to the Print Shop in the Administration Building. Starting Monday, Oct. 2, all large format printing requests (including posters and banners) should be directed to Mike Hood who can be reached at The graphic art staff in Print Services will be able to design and print any academic work such as those used in poster sessions at conferences and for Research Day. At first, some print requests may have to be sent out while renovations are being made in the Administration Building to house the large format printer. For info, contact (210) 829-3957.

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

Evaluating Publications Using Web of Science
The Mabee Library is hosting a presentation on the library's Web of Knowledge (Web of Science) database at 12 p.m., Friday, Sept. 29, in the Nursing Building, Room 142. Faculty, researchers and graduate students in the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences will better understand how to identify scholarly/peer reviewed publications. For info, contact Dell Davis at (210) 829-6054 or

Community News

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.

Bereavement Notice
Dr. Hector Perez, associate professor of English, is mourning the loss of his mother-in-law, Estella S. Afanador. She was 92. Arrangements are being handled by Los Angeles Funeral Home (300 Cheatham St., San Marcos, Texas 78666; (512) 392-3676). Please keep Dr. Perez and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

A Parking Notice from the Vice President for Business & Finance, Mr. Douglas Endsley
In advance of the upcoming football game this weekend:

Any Faculty/Students coming to the game this weekend who have already purchased a campus parking pass for the year will receive free parking, but will need to park in one of the on-site parking garages. Your pass will not allow you to park in any of the lots next to Benson Stadium.

Anyone coming to campus on Saturday for an event not related to the game will receive free parking, but we ask that you enter Campus off of Burr Road and park in the lots between Broadway and the river. There will be cash takers on that side, but you'll need to mention that you are here for an unrelated event and the parking staff will allow you access to park.

By Friday night, please have your car moved from the shaded areas on the attached map. These areas are needed for Tailgate, Cardinal Club and Season Ticket Holder Parking. If cars remain, your car may be towed and you will be responsible for any costs incurred.

If you have any questions, please contact Adam McKenzie in Athletics at (210) 805-2533.

UIW Style Guide Update 2017
The Office of Communications and Marketing has revised and updated the UIW Style Guide, which is located here. Please review and use this guide for general University writing, web, graphic and editorial standards. A new addition to this style guide is the social media style guide, which is located here. These social media guidelines are meant to increase the maximum efficacy of UIW's social media accounts and encourage a universal voice and style across different platforms. For info, contact Marissa Rodriguez at (210) 829-6001 or

Employee Smartphones - PIN Required
Starting Saturday, Sept. 30, all employees who connect their smartphones to the UIW email system will need to have a four-digit (or stronger) PIN lock enabled on their device. This only applies to those who connect to UIW systems and is necessary to ensure basic security of confidential or sensitive UIW information. Those who have a four-digit phone PIN already enabled will not notice a change. Those who do not have a PIN will be prompted to create one. For more info and instructions, visit this link or contact Neil Schroeder at (210) 805-2300 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.

Athletics News

REMINDER: UIW Employees, Faculty and Staff Receive One Free Admission to Athletic Events
As a reminder, all UIW employees, faculty and staff receives one free general admission ticket to all home athletic events with their valid UIW ID.

Skip the box office lines on game day by stopping by the UIW box office today (located next to the Brass Cardinal) between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to get your tickets to this weekend's home football game.

If additional tickets are needed, advanced general admission tickets are just $12 and reserved chair back seats are only $20. General admission and reserved tickets will be $15 and $20 respectively on game day. For info, contact Adam McKenzie at (210) 805-2533 or

Top Stories:

Upcoming Home Games
Sept. 29: Women's Soccer vs. Northwestern State, Benson Stadium, 7 p.m.
Sept. 30: Volleyball vs. Nicholls, McDermott 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.
Oct. 6: Men's Soccer vs. Utah Valley, Benson Stadium, 7 p.m.
Oct. 7: Cross Country Invitational, Live Oak City Park
Oct. 8: Men's Soccer vs. Seattle, Benson Stadium, 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 12: Volleyball vs. Stephen F. Austin, McDermott Center, 7 p.m.
Oct. 14: Volleyball vs. Lamar, McDermott Center, 11 a.m.
Oct. 14: Football vs. Lamar, Benson Stadium, 6 p.m.
Oct. 20: Women's Soccer vs. Stephen F. Austin, Benson Stadium, 5 p.m.
Oct. 20: Men's Soccer vs. San Jose State, Benson Stadium, 7p.m.
Oct. 21: Synchronized Swimming Water Show, Barshop Natatorium, (TIME TBA)
Oct. 22: Synchronized Swimming Water Show, Barshop Natatorium, (TIME TBA)
Oct. 22: Women's Soccer vs. Sam Houston, Benson Stadium, 11 a.m.
Oct. 22: Men's Soccer vs. CSU Bakersfield, Benson Stadium, 1p.m.
Oct. 27: Swimming & Diving vs. Trinity, Barshop Natatorium (TIME TBA)
Oct. 27: Women's Soccer vs. Abilene Christian, Benson Stadium, 7 p.m.
Oct. 28: Volleyball vs. HBU, McDermott Center, 11 a.m.
Oct. 28: Football vs. Nicholls, Benson Stadium, 2 p.m.

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

Faculty Focus

Reflection: Increasing the Learning in Experiential Learning
The Center for Teaching and Learning and the Ettling Center for Civic Engagement & Sustainability are hosting this workshop in the Admin. Bldg., Room 212, at 12:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 29, with lunch, and 8 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11, with breakfast. During this interactive session, participants will try out a series of strategies—both oral and written—for reflection. A gift card will be given at each session. Register here. For info, contact (210) 283-6359 or

They Should Already Know That: The Puzzle of Transfer
The Center for Teaching and Learning is hosting this workshop in the Admin. Bldg., Room 212, at 4:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 2, with wine and cheese, and 12 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 3, with lunch. Participants will learn why transfer is so difficult as well as strategies for encouraging students to transfer knowledge to a new setting. A Kindle will be given at each session. Register here. For info, contact (210) 283-6359 or

Faculty Advisor Workshops
The University Advising Center will be holding Faculty Advising Workshops in the SEC, Room 3142 for main campus undergraduate faculty advisors designed to provide valuable information that will ease the advising process. The first session is from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 10. The second session is from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11. To try and better accommodate your teaching schedule, we will be offering a workshop every hour on the hour. Please RSVP to Janie Rios at In appreciation for your participation in our workshop, you will receive a $50 stipend.

The "Reacting to the Past" Special Interest Group
The Center for Teaching and Learning hosts this workshop in the Admin. Bldg., Room 212, at 12 p.m., Monday, Oct. 16, with lunch, and at 12 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 2, with lunch. It's always good to have friends, but especially when trying to do something new. If you are implementing Reacting to the Past in a class—or just thinking about doing so—join like-minded faculty for lunch and conversation. While each session will begin with a short presentation on some topic related to this teaching approach, conversation will be the main event. Register here. For info, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or

For Your Students

Business Club Meeting
The Business Club invites you to its second meeting of the school year at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the SEC 2051 and 2052. Pay or renew your dues, and find out more about this semester's events. This month, Dr. Ricardo Gonzales, director of the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership & Sustainability (ECCLS), will talk about the ECCLS and how they can help with community service hours as well as the importance of service. For info, contact Dr. Teresa Harrison at (210) 283-6482 or

Career Services Open House & Tour
The Office of Career Services is hosting an open house from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the SEC, Room 3030. Meet and greet the Career Services staff and learn more about the new resources they offer. Light refreshments will be provided. For info, contact Michelle McWilliams at (210) 829-3931 or

Brainpower Connection

St. Anthony Catholic High School Fall Bazaar
Join the St. Anthony Catholic High School (SACHS) for its first annual Fall Bazaar from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11, at the SACHS campus (3200 McCullough, 78212). The event will feature a variety of vendors to include handcrafted jewelry, arts and crafts and much more. If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact Patti Martinez at All proceeds will benefit the SACHS Mission & Ministry Outreach Programs and Chapel Fund. For info, contact Rosi Cortez at

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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

Project WILD: Science and Civics-Sustaining Wildlife
Join the Headwaters at Incarnate Word for an educator workshop. Project WILD's curriculum, Science and Civics: Sustaining Wildlife, is designed to serve as a guide for involving students in grades 9-12 in environmental action projects that benefit local wildlife. It involves young people in decisions affecting people, wildlife, and their shared habitat in the community. Registration includes an activity and resource guide, snacks, and a tour of the head of the San Antonio River. Registration fee is $20. The program awards 2 CEUs. For additional information and to register, please call (210) 828-2224.

Third Friday Birding
Come take a leisurely walk through the Headwaters Sanctuary with one of our birding specialists. 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. Please make a reservation at


Our thoughts and prayers go to:

  • The Congregation of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament, Houston, on the recent loss of Sr. Mary Francis Allien, C.V.I. (MA '76).
  • Nancy Guhit (UIW Friend) & family on the recent loss of her father, Rodolfo Luna Guhit.
  • Doug Watson & family on the recent loss of his husband, David Salinas (BA '92).
  • The family of Irene Galloway Smith (Santa Rosa School of Nursing '38; BSN '60) on her death.
  • Barbara Walski, Albert Buchanan and Nelle Still & their families on the recent loss of their mother, Barbara Ruth Buchanan Walski Nelson Spillman (BA '39).

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