SPS Student of the Month We want to recognize the best and brightest in SPS. Learn more about this month's honoree on Page 2.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones that you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
- Mark Twain
exciting changes in registration for graduate and doctoral students
The Bulletin Board Be in the know about the happenings in the School of Professional Studies and other campus-wide events on Page 4.
Vince Porter, Dean
School of Professional Studies
UIW Events: Homecoming and Military Appreciation Game We want as many of our active military and veteran students on the field as we can hold. Find out more on Page 3.
When we open the spring registration period on November 12, the Graduate and Doctoral programs will register for classes using Banner Web. For our summer registration, all undergraduate programs will join them. This is an exciting change and one that we have planned for over several years.
Banner Web makes it possible to search by subject, instructor, days, or even start time. No more scrolling to locate courses. Please remember, once you register you are in the class. We will no longer be approving your registration and making sure you need the course. This places the burden on you to meet and work with your advisor so you do not choose the wrong courses. Degree Works will help, but please make certain. The Drop/Withdraw policy will remain the same.
So you can access the system you need an alternate pin. An email to your Cardinal email address from your Academic Advisor will suggest the courses you should attend in the upcoming term(s) and the alternate pin. We will arrange for them to be sent shortly before the opening of the registration period.
Please go and familiarize yourself with the process by visiting www.uiw.edu/registrar/registration.html.
School of Professional Studies
Office of Student Success
This publication is available in an alternate format by request. To request an alternate format, please contact the UIW SPS Office of Student Success at 210.805.3013
A word from our Dean
Nominations for the SPS Student of the Month are now being accepted.
Faculty and advisors, we want to recognize our students for their exemplary academic efforts and community service. Nominations must include the Student Name, Degree Program/Level, and a brief statement explaining why they should be considered as a candidate. Students and faculty, would you like to nominate a fellow SPS staff or faculty member, as well? Submit their Name, Title/Position, and a brief statement explaining why they should be considered as a candidate.
Please email all submissions or questions to email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Take advantage of Advising Saturdays!
Come meet with an academic advisor to go over your Degree Works profile, register for classes, discuss graduation and any other academic advising inquiries.
Open to Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Walk-Ins and Appointments (210-614-6278)
Northwest Center at Datapoint
rave reviews from the alumni connections networking mixer
In an collaborative effort to create more opportunities for our SPS alums to stay connected, the School of Professional Studies hosted its first ever Alumni Connections Networking Mixer on Thursday, October 4 at the beautiful Piatti Eilan. Alums, community members. and SPS faculty got a chance to catch up with one another and hear the updates about our school. If you would like more information about the next mixer, please contact email@example.com.
we want to honor the best of sps!
Mary Lynn Sutherland
Nominated by Kristen Dicianna, Dimensions of Wellness
Mary retired in 2012 and is back in school to finish what she started in 1976. She "sets a great example in the classroom and motivates others that it is never too late to make a change and finish degree. She was an excellent student in my course and had great participation."
New student prospects attend SPS Open House
SPS Student of the month
On Saturday, October 13, our admissions team hosted an open house at the NW Center for prospective students. Attendees meet one-on-one with members of the admissions and advising teams, may get transcripts evaluated, be assisted in filling out an application, all while enjoying light refreshments and door prizes.
Do you know anyone who is interested in taking courses? Be sure to refer a friend to the School of Professional Studies. All inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE BULLETIN BOARD
REMINDER: 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 click here.
IMPORTANT TERM DATES
Help Desk: (210) 829-2721 or email@example.com
Financial Aid: (210) 829-6008 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Veterans Affairs: (210) 832-5651 or email@example.com
Business Office: (210) 829-6043 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ettling Center: (210) 283-6423 or email@example.com
Registrar's Office: (210) 829-6006
Bookstore: (210) 829-6056 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Need Help With Math? Get FREE math tutoring from Ruth Dalrymple on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Room 111 at the NW Center at Datapoint. Tutoring available on a walk-in basis.
ROCK THE VOTE! Be sure to get out to the polls and vote on Tuesday, November 6. Everything you need to know about your State election center can be found at www.vote.org.
SUN., OCT. 28
FREE EVENT: Trunk-or-Treat & Haunted House
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
For more info contact Mercedes Moreno at email@example.com
SAT., OCT. 27 - SUN, OCT. 28
"The Little Mermaid" Aquacade & Silent Auction
Ann Barshop Auditorium
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Hosted by UIW Synchro's
For more info contact Emily Tucker at firstname.lastname@example.org
MON, NOV. 12
Veterans Day Celebration
Our Lady's Chapel
12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Reception immediately following
Park on the Broadway Campus with no worries! If visiting the Broadway campus on weekdays before 7 p.m., please visit the Visitor Information & Parking Office located at Mission Plaza (the Burr Rd. entrance) to obtain a temporary parking pass. After 7 p.m., there is open parking on campus in all areas marked for general parking.
SAVE THE DATE!
Spring I and Spring II 2019
Opens November 12!