Important Dates & Announcements Be in the know about the happenings in the School of Professional Studies and other campus-wide events on Page 4.
CONNECT: UIW's Meet The Mission 2018 Each year, Meet the Mission provides UIW students and faculty with a day of fellowship and service Find out more on Page 3.
"So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable." - Christopher Reeve
are you ready to do whatever it takes to be successful?
Vince Porter, Dean
School of Professional Studies
Meet Your Academic Advisor
Our academic advisors serve as partners in your college experience. Find out more about your advisor on Page 2.
Why do you want to get your degree?
When I get the chance to address attendees at our information sessions, I tell them that in October of 1994 I too was in a similar room listening to a recruiter talk about the small, faith-based, liberal arts college I as looking to attend. I explain that I never dreamed almost ten years to the very day I was in that information session I would be named the dean of an adult degree completion program in San Antonio, Texas. Those in attendance listen intently as I tell them the results of my degree completion. They can relate to what I am saying because some, if not all, have been there or are still there. They want to make that same difference in their lives and arrive at a better position in life like I did.
I remember distinctly why I went back to earn my bachelor degree at 39 years of age. I was tired of earning an hourly wage. I was tired of working hours that I should be sleeping at home or at times I could not enjoy a social life with my family. I was tired of doing physical labor and getting worn out every day. I wanted to make decisions and lead others. I knew I had the skills and ability. I knew I had the smarts to make sound decisions. I just did not have the education to get into the position that would let me do it.
I attended the information session in October, and I began classes in January 1995. I took an accelerated course called Winterim. It kicked my butt! It was three weeks in length, four nights a week for 3-1/2 hours a night. This is not the way to start back to college after a 20 year hiatus. I enjoyed it though, and I managed to get a pretty good grade. More important, I discovered learning is contagious. I wanted more of it. After I graduated in 1998 with my Bachelor’s degree in Business, I went directly into my MBA. I knew, to be the leader, I needed to have more schooling and that advanced degree was going to give me the opportunity. I also knew, if I stopped it would be difficult to get started again.
I recently heard CMSgt Robert D. Gaylor (Air Force, Retired) speak. He talked about four things a person needs to do to be successful. First was aptitude, or having the skills and abilities needed to get the job done. Second was motivation or what will you do when you are on the job? Third was attitude or how well you will do the job. Finally, bringing all these together is opportunity. You have control over all but opportunity. When the door opens, you need to have honed the other three so you are prepared to take that leap.
I worked third shift, went to class in
School of Professional Studies
Office of Student Success
the mornings, slept in the afternoon, had dinner and spent the evening with my wife, and did my homework before starting the workday all over again. Opportunities do not open up very often. I was more than ready when the opportunity for the dean’s position opened. I have now been dean for 14 years, and I have not regretted a day. I know where many of you are at because I was there. Stick with it and look for those opportunities.
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A word from our Dean
Robert Barclay, Military Programs Bachelor of Science n Management (UMUC), Bachelor of Science in Business (DeVry) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 210.805.3602
Jacqueline Gonzales, Alamo Heights, Criminal Justice (On-ground) Bachelor of Arts (UTSA), Master of Library Science (TWU) Email: email@example.com or Phone: 210.829.2767
Kelly Wilson, Northwest Center Bachelor of Arts (Baylor), Master of Education (UH) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 210.829.2766
Valerie Vargas, Northeast Center Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts in Administration (UIW) Email: email@example.com or Phone: 210.805.3043
Jill Stanislawski, DBA Program Bachelor of Arts (UTD), Master of Arts in Administration (UIW) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 1.800.641.4101
Our academic advisors serve as partners in your college experience. Partnership requires a relationship, so it is very important that you meet with your advisor regularly.
Rebecca Rivera, Northwest Center Bachelor of Arts (Colgate), Master of Arts in Administration (UIW) Email: email@example.com or Phone: 210.283.6921
Tammy Sweeney, Northwest Center Bachelor of Science (Texas A&M), 20+ years in upper management Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 210.283.6864
Melissa Flores, Alamo Heights Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts in Administration (UIW) Email: email@example.com or Phone: 210.805.3083
Christina Rollison, Alamo Heights Bachelor of Fine Arts (UIW), Master of Arts in Administration (UIW) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 210.805.3080
Priscilla Johnson, Corpus Christi Bachelor of Business Administration , Master of Business Administration (UIW) Email: email@example.com or Phone: 361.888.5445
MEET YOUR ACADEMIC ADVISOR
Thomas Teeter, Northeast Center Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts (UIW) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 210.283.6372
Helping you achieve your goals
Earn 6.5 service hours for participating
Meet the Mission is organized and sponsored by the Office of Mission and Ministry, under the leadership of Sr.Walter Maher, and is held every September.
On Meet the Mission Day, UIW students and staff engage the greater San Antonio community with service. Since the first MtM Day, the event has grown to see over 200 members of the UIW community deploy to over 25 Community Partner sites to perform service projects on a single day.
This year, the 13th annual Meet the Mission Day will take place on Friday, September 14th, 2018, and we will start and end the day at the McDermott Convocation Center in two waves beginning at 7:30 am.
This is a great opportunity to connect with other members of the UIW family and community.
For more information about this event or to sign-up as a participant, please visit www.uiw.edu/meetthemission.
The SPS Office of Student Success is here to provide you with supportive services and resources in an effort to ensure your success in academics and career pathways.
New Undergraduate Student Orientation & Title IX
Academic & Life Skills Coaching
Career Planning & Development
Student Connect Activities
Come by our office located at the Northwest Center or make an appointment via email at email@example.com.
NEW TO THE SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES!
SHRM CERTIFICATION PREP
Establish yourself as a globally-recognized HR expert by earning your SHRM certification!
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN LEADERSHIP STUDIES
Learn to lead positive change you understand, analyze and model skills needed in a broad range of organizations such as business management, government and non-profit
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Learn how to manage both public and nonprofit agencies, set budgets, control finances, and create and comply with government policies.
For more information, please visit sps.uiw.edu.
A community service event for UIW students, faculty, and staff
iGrad provides financial wellness resources to students, alumni, and families.
No two students are exactly alike, so when you sign up for iGrad, you'll build a personalized profile and plan to improve your money management, career, and student loan skills.
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Financial Wellness Resources
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UIW's Meet The Mission 2018
Do Not Forget
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Noon Session - 12:00 PM
UIW Northwest Center
9729 Datapoint Dr., Suite 100
Evening Session - 6:30 pm
UIW International Conference Center (ICC)
847 E. Hildebrand
THE BULLETIN BOARD
IMPORTANT TERM DATES
Are you set to graduate in May 2019? There are two important things you need to do: (1) Make sure that you have earned the minimum required service hours for graduation, and (2) submit your application for graduation EARLY! For more details visit: http://www.uiw.edu/registrar/Graduation.html.
Help Desk: (210) 829-2721 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial Aid: (210) 829-6008 or email@example.com
Veterans Affairs: (210) 832-5651 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Business Office: (210) 829-6043 or email@example.com
Ettling Center: (210) 283-6423 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Registrar's Office: (210) 829-6006
Bookstore: (210) 829-6056 or email@example.com
Alumni Office: (210) 829-6014 or (800) 584-5322
It PAYS to register early! When registration opens, do not delay. Early registrants get entered into the EAP Registration Scholarship drawing. The lucky winners will receive $1,000 to use towards tuition.
WED, SEPT 19
Full-Time Career Fair
Rosenberg Sky Room
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Must register via Handshake; Bring UIW Student ID
Nominations for the SPS Student of the Month are now being accepted! We want to recognize our students for their exemplary academic efforts and community service. Faculty and staff submissions must include the Student Name, Degree-Level, and a brief statement explaining why they should be considered as a candidate. Please email these submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAT, SEPT 15
First Home Football Game: UIW vs Stephen F. Austin
Gayle & Tom Benson Stadium
Kickoff at 6 PM
Free admission with a UIW Student ID
SUN, AUG 26
Welcome Mass for New Students
Chapel of the Incarnate Word
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Mass will be followed by a free luncheon in the SEC Ballroom for new students and their families
We've Moved! The McCracken House is no longer where you will find the Alamo Heights secretary and advising staff. These staff members are now at the School of Professional Studies home office located at 3200 McCullough, San Antonio, Texas 78212.
FALL I 2018
AUG 18: FIRST DAY OF CLASS (SATURDAY)
AUG 20: FIRST DAY OF CLASS (WEEKDAY & ONLINE)
AUG 24: FIRST DAY OF CLASS (DBA)
AUG 24: DROP WITH 100% REFUND BEFORE
SEPT 28 - LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW FROM TERM
NOW OPEN! Registration for Fall II 2018 Do Not Delay! Register Today.