UIW Community Newsletter - January 10, 2020
ARISE Winter Health Mission Trip
The Ettling Center for Civic Leadership and Sustainability assisted in leading the 4th annual ARISE Winter Health Mission Trip to the Lower Rio Grande Valley (RGV) from December 15-18, 2019. The 50-member UIW interdisciplinary team was comprised of students and faculty from the Rosenberg School of Optometry, Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions, Feik School of Pharmacy, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences and the Ettling Center. In partnership with Remote Area Medical (RAM), over 340 community members in the RGV were provided with free full eye examinations, flu vaccinations, and prescription eyeglasses, providing a total value of care of $125,000. Thank you to all who participated for living the Mission in your work!
Our Lady’s Chapel Services
All are welcome
- Noon mass Monday - Friday
- Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m.
- Sacrament of Reconciliation, 11:30 a.m. Fridays or by appointment with Fr. Tom Dymowski, O.SS.T. at
(210) 829-3131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our thoughts and prayers go to:
- Mr. Jesse Guillen and family on the recent loss of his grandmother, Mary Louise Goodwin (BSN '51).
- Mr. Joe Terry Moore and family on the recent loss of his mother, Dr. Margaret Sue Curtis Moore (BA '46).
- Mr. William Ray "Bill" Schott and family on the recent loss of his wife, Christine "Chris" Colee Schott (BA '06).
- Josh Welker, Mission and Ministry liaison at the School of Physical Therapy, and family on the recent loss of his grandmother, Anneliese Gerda Peoppel.
- Cynthia Plueger, director of enrollment at the UIW School of Physical Therapy, and family on the recent loss of her mother, Lillie Crockett Chisolm.
Updated Weather Alert from the National Weather Service
What is new for this update:
The risk for severe weather has been shifted further west, including areas along and east of a Rocksprings to Carrizo Springs line.
...Strong to Severe Storms Possible this Afternoon and Evening...
Area of Concern:
The area of concern will be along and east of a Rocksprings to Carrizo Springs line. The most favored areas for severe storms will be east of a Llano to New Braunfels to Hallettsville line, where there is an enhanced risk of severe storms.
Threats and Impacts:
Winds: Damaging Thunderstorm Winds Up to 70 mph.
Tornadoes: An isolated tornado or two possible, either embedded in the line of thunderstorms or a smaller chance of individual storms ahead of the line.
Hail: Large hail up to 2 inches in diameter possible.
Rainfall: 1/4 of an inch to 3/4 of an inch of rain, with isolated higher amounts of 1 to 2 inches.
Timing and Overview:
An upper-level storm system and cold front will move across South Central Texas this afternoon initiating a line of showers and thunderstorms. The line will move east through the evening hours. The main threat will be damaging thunderstorm winds and large hail. Isolated tornadoes are also possible. The Storm Prediction Center has placed areas along and east of a Rocksprings to Carrizo Springs line under a severe weather risk. The most favored areas for severe storms will be east of a Llano to New Braunfels to Hallettsville line, where there is an enhanced risk of severe storms. There may be some lingering showers early Saturday morning across the far eastern areas of South Central Texas. However, it appears any activity that develops behind the main line will likely not be severe.
Additional Information Resources:
- NWS Austin/San Antonio Contact Number: 830-606-3617
- NWS Austin/San Antonio Webpage
- Storm Prediction Center
Welcome Back, UIW Employees!
On Friday, Jan. 10, Human Resources welcomed back all employees for the start of a new decade at UIW! Faculty and staff in attendance enjoyed coffee and doughnuts ahead of the Spring 2020 semester.
Full Time Faculty Reception
On Tuesday, Jan. 7, full time faculty were welcomed back for another wonderful semester at UIW. Attendees engaged in activities for professional development and enjoyed lunch together.
Awards were also presented to outstanding faculty for their commitment to the University's Mission. Thank you, UIW faculty for your dedication to helping our students succeed.
Award winners include Dr. Glenn Ambrose, 2020 Robert J. Connelly Faculty Leadership Award; Dr. Lila LaGrange, UIW's nominee for the Piper Professor Award; Dr. David Armstrong, Sr. Maria Goretti Zehr Award for Innovation; Dr. Teresa Taylor Partridge, Sr. Eleanor Ann Young Award for Truth; Dr. Letitia Harding, Sr. Margaret Rose Palmer Award for Education; Dr. Anil T. Mangla, The Mother Columkille Colbert Award for Service; and Dr. Monica Ramirez, Sr. St. Pierre Cinquin Award for Faith (not all winners photographed).
Faculty Mini Conferences
In anticipation of the Spring 2020 semester, faculty attended mini sessions for professional development on Tuesday, Jan. 7. The day's programming focused on techniques for engaging students in the classroom.
UIW Theatre Faculty Design Set and Costumes for Ballet Idaho's Nutcracker Production
United Way Campaign - Thank You!
Thank you to all UIW employees who participated in the annual UIW United Way Campaign. Your support will help the United Way continue to provide life-changing services to the San Antonio community, including some of our very own students and employees. Congratulations to this year's United Way Campaign raffle winners:
- James Dasher, winner of 4 zoo tickets
- M. Allison Buck, winner of 4 zoo tickets
- Leslie Todd, winner of 4 Fiesta Texas tickets
- Dora Garner, winner of 4 Fiesta Texas tickets
- Lorraine Ewers, winner of priority parking
- Jon Gillespie, winner of priority parking
Baseball and Softball Season Memberships on Sale Now
Baseball and softball season memberships are on sale now! Come out to support our student-athletes and coaches who have been working hard to prepare for the season. UIW faculty and staff receive 50 percent off all season tickets.
2020 Baseball Memberships
- First home game is Feb. 14, 2020
- Reserved Covered Seating first and third Baseline: $75 per seat for faculty/staff (regular $150)
- Reserved Seating Grandstand Bleachers (comes with a chairback and same seat location for all home games): $40 per seat for faculty/staff (regular $80)
- General Admission Grandstand Bleachers (no specific seat location and no chairback): $25 per seat for faculty/staff (regular $50)
- 2020 Softball Memberships
- First home game is Feb. 7, 2020 (H-E-B Classic Tournament featuring UIW in five home games)
- Reserved Seating Bleachers (comes with a chairback and same seat location for all home games): $25 per seat for faculty/staff (regular $50)
- General Admission Bleachers (no specific seat location and no chairback): $20 per seat for faculty/staff (regular $40)
To purchase season memberships or for questions, contact UIW Director of Ticketing Alma Lara at 210-805-3012 or email@example.com.
Thank you and Go Cards!
Cardinals' Cupboard: Donations Needed
Any UIW student, staff or faculty member is welcome to the Cardinals' Cupboard Food Pantry located at Joeris Hall on the UIW Broadway Campus. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Did you know 25% of children identified as food insecure in San Antonio and Texas is ranked #2 in the nation for food insecurity? Help us make a difference by making a donation to the Cardinals' Cupboard!
Top 10 Requested Items:
- Canned beans
- Canned soup
- Mac and cheese
- Peanut butter
- Granola bars
- Pasta and pasta sauce
Monetary and food donations may be dropped off at the Ettling Center in AD 158 or Campus Engagement in SEC 3150, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. To learn more about Cardinals' Cupboard, please contact the Ettling Center at (210) 283-6423.