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2017 Heritage Day Celebration

On Wednesday, Oct. 11, University of the Incarnate Word employees were recognized for their years of service to the university in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word, as part of the annual Heritage Day celebration. Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, a member of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, was recognized for her 45 years of service.


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

UIW Recalls Its Heritage and Mission
The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and the University of the Incarnate Word value the Catholic tradition which proclaims the spirit of community that calls us, as members of the Body of Christ, to respond to one another's needs, a tradition which counts on God's presence among us, attested by Christ's resurrection, giving us the strength and the courage to meet life's difficulties.


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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. 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

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.

College & University Recycling Coalition Workshop
UIW is hosting the 2017 College & University Recycling Coalition Workshop starting at 8:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 15, in the SEC Ballroom. Dr. Brian Roe of Ohio State University will talk about minimizing and managing food waste. Other presentations will focus on the economic impact of recycling, zero waste initiatives and trends in the recycling market. Regular admission is $125. Student admission is $60. For info, contact Dr. Kevin Salfen at (210) 829-3849 or

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

UIW Homecoming Banquet
The Alumni & Parent Associations are excited to announce the inaugural UIW Homecoming Banquet. This is event is open to all UIW staff, students, parents, alumni and friends! Enjoy a delicious dinner, meet UIW president, Dr. Thomas Evans & dance the night away with your fellow Cardinals! Tickets are $35 per person and are available at Deadline to purchase tickets is Wednesday, Oct. 18.

13th Annual Texas Undergraduate Mathematics Conference
This year, UIW will host the 13th Annual Texas Undergraduate Mathematics Conference. The conference will run from Friday, Oct. 20 through Saturday, Oct. 21, in the Student Engagement Center. For more info, visit this link or contact Dr. Theresa Martines at (210) 829-3710

Immigrants and Social Justice: A Theological Response
The Department of Religious Studies is hosting this discussion with Dr. Neomi DeAnda from 4:30 - 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the Mabee Library Auditorium. DeAnda is the assistant professor of religious studies at the University of Dayton and will present a lecture on issues of social justice in light of the problems raised by recent immigration laws. This conversation will present the theological problems that these laws create and propose pastoral measures to promote justice and human dignity. For info, contact Dr. Horacio Vela at (210) 829-3803 or

Farhad's Film Series: Sugar Coated
The Mabee Library Presents Farhad's Film Series: Sugar Coated from 2 - 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Mabee Library, Room 221. The film overviews how the food industry seduced the world one spoonful at a time. This is an eye-opening feature documentary that examines the various tactics that have many health experts calling sugar the new tobacco. For info, contact Farhad Moshiri at (210) 829-3842 or

Arts & Music Festival
The Honors Program is back with its eighth annual Arts & Music Festival, a showcase of visual and performance art by the UIW community. The event is at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Seddon Recital Hall. Come for the poetry slam, the sale of original art and jewelry and a variety of musical performances. The Choral Coffeehouse will offer homemade baked goods and beverages for sale. All events will be held on the first floor of the Bennack Music Center. All performances are free to all. For info, contact Jean Loden at (210) 832-3211 or

Guest Artist Series
The UIW Department of Music is hosting this free event from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28, in the Seddon Recital Hall. The department invites guest artist Dr. Domonic Dousa, pianist and composer, to perform with vocalist Dr. Orit Amy Eylon, associate professor of music. Listen to a compilation of Dousa's work including "From A Child's Garden" "Dream Land" and "Elegy" and "Evocations from the Plains." For info, contact Dr. Orit Amy Eylon at (210) 829-3858 or

Department News

President's Office Update
The President's Office is pleased to welcome Michael Larkin as Chief of Staff and Special Assistant to the President for Planning and Development. Larkin is scheduled to begin on November 1, 2017. His role will include integration and alignment of the campus master plan, university strategic plan, communications and marketing plan, and development campaign plans. Larkin holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Haverford College in Pennsylvania and a master's degree in education, specializing in adult education and human resource development from Fordham University in New York. We thank Vince Rodriguez, who will end his term as Chief of Staff on October 31, 2017, for his years of dedicated service and wish him well.

We are also pleased to share with you the planned relocation of the President's Office to the third floor of the Student Engagement Center. Dr. Evans is excited to be closer to the students and employees. The SEC will also allow Dr. Evans to better showcase our picturesque campus and beautiful buildings to guests and stewards of the University. We will be sure to schedule an open house once we are settled.

Blackboard Service Interruption
To correct a UIW email relay issue Blackboard will be temporarily down beginning at 1 a.m., CDT, Sunday, Oct. 15. The repair is not expected to take more than 2 or 3 hours. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

DASH Upgrades
Beginning at noon on Friday, Oct. 13, DASH will have an outage period for necessary updates. We apologize for any inconvenience. For questions, please contact Robin Logan (

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.

  • 2 p.m., Friday, Oct 20
  • 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

Family Violence Prevention Services Drive
UIW's Women's and Gender Studies is taking donations through Sunday, Oct. 15, for the Family Violence Prevention Services. Consider donating:

  • Women's underwear
  • Diapers sizes 5 and 6
  • Baby formula (Similac, Advance and others)
  • Toiletries
  • Blankets
  • Children's clothes

Donations can be dropped off in the Administration Building, Room 351, Agnese-Sosa, Room 101 (located on the seventh floor), or Bonilla Science Hall, Room 307. For info, contact Dr. LuElla D'Amico at (210) 283-5061 or

Halloween Annual "Trick or Treating" Visit to UIW
The Ettling Center for Civic Leadership & Sustainability in collaboration with UIW's University Preparatory Programs will be hosting little princesses, ghosts, superheroes, pirates and minions from St. Anthony's Catholic School and St. Peter Prince of the Apostles School beginning at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31, in the Kelso Art Center. If you would like your department, office or organization to be part of the "walking trail of treats", please contact Yesenia Caloca at (210) 283-6423 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 - Clark
The Feik School of Pharmacy is remembering Mr. Roger Clark, who passed away early Monday morning, October 9, 2017 from pancreatic cancer. Roger's enthusiasm and love for recruiting new students to FSOP is already missed. A remembrance service is planned for 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 14, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 16075 N Evans Rd, Selma, TX 78154. Please keep Roger and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

2017 Employee Alumni Lunch
Are you a UIW graduate who also works at UIW? If so, please join the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at a special luncheon in your honor to kick-off Homecoming 2017. The annual appreciation luncheon will be hosted at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, in the McCracken House large conference room. Lunch will be served from La Madeline, and is free. Please RSVP by Friday, Oct. 20. To RSVP or notify the office of food allergies, please contact Mercedes Moreno at


FSOP Book Donation

The Alpha Tau omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority presented the UIW Libraries with books on servant leadership in recognition of the service, leadership and retirement of Dr. Arcelia Johnson-Fannin, Founding Dean of the Feik School of Pharmacy at a ceremony held Friday, Oct. 6 at the pharmacy school.

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

Wizard of Oz Synchronized Swimming Spectacular
The UIW Synchronized Swimming team is hosting their annual fundraiser: a water show and silent auction in the Barshop Natatorium. The first event is 3:30 - 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, and the second event is 3:30 - 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 22. This year's theme is "The Wizard of Oz." For info, contact (210) 872-2578 or

Tickets on Sale: Annual Wild Game Dinner
Enjoy the annual UIW Men's Basketball Wild Game Dinner in style in the new Student Engagement Center Ballroom. The annual soiree is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4. Doors open at 6 p.m. Along with dinner, guest speakers will be University President, Dr. Thomas Evans, and Director of Athletics, Dr. Brian Wickstrom. Valet parking will be available and food and liquor will be served. Patrons must be 21 or older to attend. Individual tickets to the event is $50 and a table of eight costs $500. The deadline to purchase tickets is Monday, Oct. 30. Please visit For questions or more information, please contact Curtis at

Top Stories

Upcoming Home Games
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, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 22: Synchronized Swimming Water Show, Barshop Natatorium, 4:30 p.m.
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

RSO - Dry Eye Grant
Rosenberg School of Optometry faculty member Srihari Narayanan, OD, PhD, FAAO, is the recipient of the American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) inaugural 2017 Korb - Exford Dry Eye Career Development Grant. His proposal titled "Meibomian Gland Dysfunction Management to Relieve Contact Lens Discomfort" was chosen out of twelve competitive proposals and will provide clinically useful data for the management of contact lens discomfort associated with MGD.

Call for Presentations for the October Season of Justice, Peace and Care of Creation
You are invited to contribute presentations on themes of justice, peace, and care of creation for the "October Season of Justice, Peace and Care of Creation" including Peace Day. For examples from the last nine years, see this link. For submission info, see this link. Programs preparing for the Tricentennial are also welcome. For further info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at

Faculty Night at the Theatre & See FASA Exhibit
Faculty Mentoring invites you to reserve your tickets for Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons at 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13, in the Cheever Theatre. 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 Other Adults: $12, Seniors: $9, Non-UIW Students: $8. Come early and enjoy the Fiber Artists of San Antonio Exhibit Opening in the Kelso Fine Arts Gallery starting at 6 pm. Contact Faculty Mentoring at

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

Using Videos with a Purpose: EdPuzzle
The Center for Teaching and Learning hosts this workshop in the Admin. Bldg., Room 212, at 12 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25, with lunch, and at 1:30 p.m.., Friday, Oct. 27. Participants will see examples of EdPuzzle at work and create their own interactive video. If convenient, bring a device and a link to a digital video you'd like to work with—something from YouTube is fine. One person at each session will win a clicker. Register here. For info, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359

Making Larger Classes Work
The Center for Teaching and Learning hosts this workshop in the Admin. Bldg., Room 212, at 12 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30, with lunch, and at 12 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31, with lunch. Participants will learn simple ways to make the most of large classes by building a sense of community and by increasing students' active engagement with the material. Register here. For info, contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or

For Your Students

White Mass for Healthcare Providers and Students
The Catholic Physicians Guild of San Antonio cordially invites the UIW community to its annual White Mass scheduled for 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct.15, at St. Luke's Catholic Church (4603 Manitou, SA, TX 78228). Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller who will bestow a special prayer and blessing on all in Health Care to include medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, optometry, nutrition, etc, will celebrate the mass. Refreshments will follow. The Mass is called the White Mass because professionals are invited to wear their White Coats, a symbol of health care. For more information, please contact Dr. Thomas Zimmerman, UIWSOM, by email at


Brainpower Connection

Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at


St Anthony Catholic High School WGC 2017St. Anthony Catholic High School was recognized at the 2017 Women's Global Connection annual gala held Thursday, Oct. 13 in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room for its role in funding two rainwater harvesting systems for women in Tanzania. SACHS was represented by Director of Campus Ministry Rosi Cortez, SACHS Religion faculty Dr. Christopher Samuels and junior student Ava Borrego.

Visit Incarnate Word High School at

Incarnate Word High School will hold a Fall Open House, from 9 a.m., - noon, Saturday, Oct 21., Be it our unique schedule, strong academic programs, competitive athletic programs, numerous club and extracurricular program offerings, enriching fine arts program or the sense of sisterhood that has existed for 135 years, there is truly something for everyone at Incarnate Word. For admission information contact Debbie Quinones, Director of Admissions at (210) 829-3123 or by email at

Visit St. Anthony Catholic School at

Visit St. Peter Prince of Apostles Catholic School at


Top Five Ways to Plug-In and Partner with Women's Global Connection
Women's Global Connection is immensely grateful for our ongoing strong partnerships with the UIW community. The flyer in this link provides an introduction to the top five ways to plug-in and partner with us to promote the learning and leadership of women and girls locally and globally. Travel, research, learning presentations, interns & volunteers, and fundraising are great ways that we can work together for the benefit of others. For info, contact (210) 828-2224 or

Third Friday Birding
Come take a leisurely walk through the Headwaters Sanctuary with one of our birding specialists at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 20. 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

UTSA Concert Choir and Chamber Singers
The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word are hosting a concert featuring the UTSA Concert Choir and Chamber Singers at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 22, in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. The concert will be under the direction of Dr. John Silantien. For info, contact Sr. Mary Henry at (210) 828-2224 or

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T'ai Chi Chih Retreat: Joy Through Movement
The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word are hosting this retreat from Thursday, Nov. 2, through Sunday, Nov. 5, in the ICC. This retreat is an opportunity for beginners to learn T'ai Chi Chih and for students and teachers to deepen their understanding and experience of T'ai Chi Chih. The Retreat begins on Thursday afternoon with check-in at the ICC starting at 3 p.m.; TCC Intro & Practice at 5 p.m.; light dinner at 6 p.m. It concludes on Sunday after lunch. The fee is $280 per person. Fee includes eight meals from dinner Thursday through lunch Sunday excluding Saturday's dinner on the famous San Antonio Riverwalk (separate checks). The registration form can be found here. For info, contact Sr. Alice Holden at (210) 787-8476 or


Our thoughts and prayers go to:

  • The family of Juan Alvarez (UIW shuttle driver) on his recent death.
  • Jim Hutcherson & family on the recent loss of his wife, Patricia E. Hutcherson (MBA '85).

  • Anna Lisa Mazziotti Lansky (IWHS '86) & family on the recent loss of her mother, Susan Mary Perez Mazziotti.

  • Jake Ramirez (BBA '92) on the recent loss of his wife; Alexis Dakota Ramirez-Bibby (BS '14, MHA '16) on the recent loss of her mother, Jennifer Lynn Gaylord-Ramirez (BS '92).

  • Valerie Vargas (Academic Advisor, EAP, BA '09) & family for the recent loss of her grandfather, Justo Sarate.

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