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2017 emmett till

The College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences (CHASS) hosted a public lecture with scholar Devery S. Anderson, author of Emmett Till: The Murder that Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement, Wednesday, Sept. 13. The book,is the definitive account of the murder of 14-year old Emmett Till in Mississippi, an event that is often credited as the "beginning" of the 20th Century Civil Rights Movement. Pictured above are (left to right) Dr. Kevin Vichcales, associate provost & dean of CHASS, Devery S. Anderson, and Dr. Roger Barnes, professor and chair of sociology and criminal justice.


Mission

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 dymowski@uiwtx.edu.

Noon Mass Cancelled – Friday, Sept. 15
University Mission & Ministry is hosting Meet the Mission today, Friday, Sept. 15. Due to this all day event, there will be no 12 p.m. Mass scheduled. For questions, contact Brenda Dimas at dimas@uiwtx.edu or (210) 829-3128.


Events

Meet the Mission 2017
Meet the Mission 2017 is from 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 15. UIW students and employees meet to go out into the greater San Antonio community and provide volunteer services to help other community service providers and agencies. This year’s event marks the 12th anniversary of the service project. For further info, visit this link or contact Betsy Leverett at (210) 283-6437 or leveret@uiwtx.edu.

Light the Way Volunteer Day 
Join us for the 2017 Light the Way Volunteer Day and help prepare for one of the most anticipated events of the holiday season. Students, faculty and alumni are invited to help replace light bulbs to ensure our campus continues to shine bright. Community Service hours available. Families are welcome, please no children under the age of 10. 

Two sessions available in the McDermott Convocation Center on Saturday, Sept. 16: 9-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-2:30 p.m. To register, email pr@uiwtx.edu.

Fall ClayFest 2017
UIW Trap & Skeet is hosting a fundraiser event from 1 – 10 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, at Joshua Creek Ranch (132 Cravey Rd, Boerne, Texas 78006). For more information please contact the UIW Club Sports office at 210-805-5873 or email Edie Cogdell at cogdell@uiwtx.edu. Register here.

Tuition Exchange Information Sessions
The Office of Human Resources is hosting two Tuition Exchange Information Sessions for UIW employees and their families. The first session is at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19, in the SEC, Room 2040. The second session at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the SEC, Room 2040. For info, contact Brenda Mata at (210) 832-2195 or bmata@uiwtx.edu.

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 dmrios1@uiwtx.edu.

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

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 kirk@uiwtx.edu.


Department News

dr. dede rios 2017Dr. Dede Rios, director of optometric & clinical library services, has been selected as a Fellow in the 2017-2018 NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries.  The Program prepares emerging leaders for director positions in academic health sciences libraries through a year-long mentoring relationship with a director of another library and a curriculum focused on developing leadership knowledge critical to enhancing the value of libraries in their institutions. In this highly competitive program, Dr. Rios will be one of ten fellows and mentors from academic health sciences libraries across the U.S. who will begin their work together in November.  Since the program began in 2002, 49% of all fellow graduates have assumed director positions.  More information about the program is available at this link.

2017 honors convocationThe UIW Honors Program hosted its Honors Convocation Tuesday, Sept. 12 The UIW Development Office provided two $2000 merit scholarships for the Honors Program to award in recognition of the tenth anniversary of the Honors Program. Pictured above are (left to right) Jean Loden, director of the honors program, Maya Adair, scholarship winner, Kara Caldwell, scholarship winner, and Dr. Amber Heck, associate professor in the department of applied biomedical sciences.

2017 personal safety workshop
As part of National Campus Safety Awareness Month, the UIW Police Department is presenting "Personal Safety" training for all members of the UIW community. The training will provide personal safety tips including how to contact the police department, personal security, home security and situational awareness. Pictured above is Jim Snow, compliance & community officer, hosting the workshop Thursday, Sept. 14. The next set of workshops are 8 a.m. & 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 25, in the Mabee Library Auditorium.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts
University Mission & Ministry and the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership & Sustainability are organizing relief efforts for our neighbors affected by Hurricane Harvey. All initiatives can be found at this link.  For information on volunteer opportunities, please call Dr. Ricardo Gonzalez, Ettling Center director at (210) 283-6423 or by email at rigonza4@uiwtx.edu.

Meet Study Abroad Alumni
Join the Study Abroad Office for lunch at 12 p.m., Friday, Sept. 15, in the ICC, Boardroom 1. Meet our study abroad alumni, hear about their experiences and find out how to incorporate study abroad into your resume and future job interview. For more info, contact Alanna Taylor at avtaylor@uiwtx.edu or (210) 805-5709.

Banner 9 Demonstrations
Information Resources Division is hosting a Banner 9 demonstration from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 21, in the Mabee Library Auditorium. These demonstrations are scheduled for UIW students, faculty and staff. For the full agenda with details on presentations, click here. For info, contact Iris Solcher at (210) 832-2110 or isolcher@uiwtx.edu.

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 nath@uiwtx.edu.

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 dmdavis@uiwtx.edu.

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 ldamico@uiwtx.edu.


Community News

UIW Highlights

2017 9 11 ecumenical serviceUniversity Mission & Ministry, the Interfaith Council and the Student Interfaith Organization hosted a 9-11 ecumenical service to remember the tragic day of Sept. 11, 2001. Pictured above is Rev. Dr. Trevor Alexander, protestant chaplain, praying over members of the UIW Police Department.

2017 employee campaign captainsThe 2017 Employee Campaign is just around the corner. This year’s captains met to prepare for the upcoming campaign. Captains pictured above are (left to right) Frank Sanchez, special event operations manager, Dr. Trey Guinn, program director of communication arts, Troy Knickerbocker, director of web development, Paul Ayala, director of campus engagement, Johnny Garcia, assistant director of graduate admissions, Lorraine Ewers, administrative secretary to the associate provost & dean of CHASS, Michael Mercer, Mary Jinks, Terry Peak, training coordinator, Cassie Perkins, RSO clinic secretary, Cynthia Garcia, RSO clinic secretary, Dr. Kevin Vichcales, associate provost & dean of CHASS, Margaret Garcia, associate director of communications and marketing, Nancy Mendez-Hodgkinson, donor relations manager, Rosie Garcia, director of development, and Dr. Donald Sikazwe, associate professor at FSOP. The campaign kick-off party is Thursday, Sept. 21, in the Student Engagement Center Ballroom. For info, contact Rosie Garcia at (210) 829-6072 or rosiep@uiwtx.edu.

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

Top Stories:

Upcoming Home Games

Sept. 15 – Women’s Soccer vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Benson Stadium, 7 p.m.
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   

Interfaith Literacy for All UIW Employees
The Center for Teaching and Learning is hosting this workshop in the Admin. Bldg., Room 365, at 12 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Participants will learn about important holidays in these traditions and will be invited to participate in a year-long initiative called “Interfaith Literacy, Fluency and Service.” Register here. For info, contact (210) 283-6359 or kallwein@uiwtx.edu.

Knowing Ourselves, Our Students and Our Disciplines: Culturally Responsive Teaching in Higher Education
The Center for Teaching and Learning is hosting this workshop in the Admin. Bldg., Room 212, at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19, with wine & cheese, and 12 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 21, with lunch. Participants will learn strategies for creating a classroom climate that communicates high expectations and helps foster a sense of belonging for all students. Register here. For info, contact (210) 283-6359 or kallwein@uiwtx.edu.

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 kallwein@uiwtx.edu

Using Canva to Create Effective Documents
The Center for Teaching and Learning is hosting this workshop in the Admin. Bldg., Room 212, at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26, and 12 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 27, with lunch. Participants in this workshop will view sample documents created in Canva as well as a demonstration of its use.  There will also be a little time to create an account and play with the tool, so feel free to bring your own device (laptop or tablet). Register here. For info, contact (210) 283-6359 or kallwein@uiwtx.edu

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 kallwein@uiwtx.edu.

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 kallwein@uiwtx.edu


For Your Student   

Alpha Lounge 
Alpha: First Generation Student Success will host Alpha Lounge every Tuesday between 1 – 3 p.m. in the Mabee Library, Room 212, throughout the fall semester. Alpha will provide snacks and drinks for students who want to do work, relax, or have any questions. For info, contact Dr. Tanja Stampfl at (210) 829-3855 or stampfl@uiwtx.edu.

Networking Reception & Career Fair
The H-E-B School of Business & Administration, Business Club, Accounting Society, and Office of Career Services are hosting a Networking Reception & Career Fair from 5 – 7 p.m., on Thursday, Sept. 28, in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. UIW students can network with dozens of companies and nonprofit organizations and learn about exciting career opportunities and internships. A full list of businesses can be found here. For info, contact Trish Driskill at (210) 829-3184 or tdriskill@uiwtx.edu.

 

Brainpower Connection

2017 iwhs freedom writersIncarnate Word High School hosted Erin Grewell of the Freedom Writers Organization Saturday, Sept. 9.

Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at 
www.sachs.org

Visit Incarnate Word High School at www.incarnatewordhs.org.  

Visit St. Anthony Catholic School at http://www.stanthonysa.org.

Visit St. Peter Prince of Apostles Catholic School at http://www.stpeterprince.org.


Miscellaneous

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 wgc.mabuck@gmail.com.

Third Friday Birding 
Come take a leisurely walk through the Headwaters Sanctuary with one of our birding specialists. This walk will take place at 8:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 15. 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 HIWReservation@amormeus.org.

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: HIWReservation@amormeus.org.

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 howard.homan@gmail.com.

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: HIWReservation@amormeus.org.

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 maria.reyna@iwretire.org.

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 pamela.ball@amormeus.org.

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 HIWReservation@amormeus.org.


Bereavement

Our thoughts and prayers go to:

  • Marissa Molina (UIW Adjunct Professor, Current Ph.D student in Organizational Development) & family on the recent loss of her husband, Charles Albert Booth (UIW Adjunct Professor, BBA ’02, MAA ’12).
  • Sharon Herbers (Faculty, Dreeben School of Education) & family on the recent loss of her mother, Mary Welker Herbers.
  • Dottie (BSN ’73) & Gilbert Whitt & family on the recent loss of her mother, Dorothea Agnes Fowler Heye (Santa Rosa School Alumna, ’39)

The University of the Incarnate Word provides reasonable accommodation with adequate notice. To request disability accommodation for events listed in this newsletter, visit www.uiw.edu/ada.