CONNECT: Join the new SHRM Chapter Currently seeking students to join the board. Find out more on Page 3.
Did You Know? FREE UIW Sporting Event Tickets for Active & Retired Military UIW Athletics and Frost Bank have partnered up! Find out more on Page 2.
"No student ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him. It is the amount of excellence of what is over and above the required, that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction."
- Charles Kendall Adams
Dione Bedell, MBA
Assistant Director of Student Success
Let's talk about STUDENT SUCCESS
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
Student Success Advisor
UIW Corpus Christi Receives $5,500 Scholarship Donation Sembradores de Amistad of Corpus Christi made a very generous donation. Find out more on Page 2.
Office of Student Success
NW Center Room 142
As I was thinking of this edition’s topic, the subject of student success came to mind. What does the adult learner need to be successful when returning to get their degree? I did what everyone else would do to get some ideas - a Google search. I found more articles, blogs, downloads, and websites than I can tell you. I cannot begin to reiterate the information in the search nor, in some instances, could I say it better. I would encourage everyone to do a similar search and get some pointers. Instead, I changed direction a little bit to try and explain what the School of Professional Studies has recently done to help you succeed.
Our New Student Orientation gives pertinent information to help you navigate the higher educational environment in general and at UIW. In our early days, it was in-person, first at the UIW Library Auditorium then the International Conference Center Auditorium. This helped the San Antonio student, but online was left out. We also had a dismal attendance record because it was either a Saturday morning or weekday night. We evolved to an online website for orientation that lasted a few years and was open to everyone. In the last year, we became more proactive with a Blackboard orientation course. We enroll every new student in the course so it shows up on their Blackboard home page. If you haven’t taken it, or you want to take it, speak with our Student Success office to get enrolled.
The Office of Student Success is new to assist you with the skills needed to help make your academic career a success. There are two employees in this area, Dione and Mayra. Their offices are at the Northwest Center. Their web page lists an array of services available to you. They have tutorials for time management, test-taking, study skills, and career development. A writing refresher is open to everyone. I encourage you to at the least look at their web page. I am sure the time spent will be helpful.
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
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.
FALL I 2018
Introducing 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
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Chapter Announcement
The School of Professional Studies is excited to announce it will be starting a SHRM Chapter for students who are interested in networking opportunities, professional development, or simply learning about this exciting field. Membership is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about human resource issues/challenges/news/trends/evolution, etc.
At this time, we are looking for eight students to be part of the board. Join us in making this chapter a success! If you are interested, please contact: Dr. Diana Garza, firstname.lastname@example.org or (210) 283-6442.
UIW Corpus Christi Receives $5,500 Scholarship Donation
The amount of each scholarship will total up to $1,000 towards tuition for one class in the Fall I 2018 term.
DON’T FORGET TO REGISTER EARLY!
Fall II registration is currently OPEN.
Note: This scholarship is not a cash award. Scholarship will be applied to the cost of the class after the 100% drop period. UIW employees and main campus students taking EAP courses are not eligible.
Luis Lopez (pictured to the right), President of Sembradores de Amistad, presented Dean Vince Porter (pictured to the left), School of Professional Studies, with a scholarship donation ($5,500) to the University of the Incarnate Word from the Sembradores de Amistad of Corpus Christi Direct Scholarship Fund for the 2018 year. Each year students who attend the UIW Corpus Christi Center are eligible to apply and be selected to receive the scholarship.
Join the new shrm chapter
NEW! ADVISING SATURDAYS
Did You Know? FREE UIW Sporting Event Tickets for Active & Retired Military
Frost Bank also becomes the title sponsor to all UIW military appreciation games. The football game against Sam Houston on Nov. 3 will be known as the Frost Bank Military Appreciation Football Game. This game will also be UIW's homecoming game. Click here for the full article.
Frost Bank and UIW Athletics have partnered together to create the UIW Athletics Salute to Service Program. This partnership provides free entry to all UIW sporting events for all military members, both retired and active. Each military member can claim up to four tickets per event by contacting Adam McKenzie at email@example.com.
VETERANS EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP
Friday, October 19, 2018
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Student Engagement Center (SEC) Ballroom
VA Educational Benefits
School Support & Resources for Veterans
Resume Writing Workshop (Bring your resume)
College/Community Resource Fair 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Must Register to Attend!
Sponsors: Texas Veterans Commission and UIW Center of Veteran Affairs
Alumni Connections Mixer at Piatti
Hosted by the
UIW School of Professional Studies
Thursday, October 4, 2018
6 – 8 p.m.
Piatti at Hotel Eilan
17803 La Cantera Terrace
Enjoy a night of networking and fun with fellow SPS alumni, faculty, and administration. This is a great opportunity to meet and reunite with members of the UIW community. Please bring your “plus one” and your business cards.
Door prizes, light refreshments, and a cash bar.
Space is limited. Reserve your spot!
Lunch provided by
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
UPCOMING UIW EVENTS
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.
Need Help With Math? Get FREE math tutoring from Dr. 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.
THURS., OCT. 4
FREE EVENT: Etiquette Dinner 2018
Student Engagement Center (SEC) Ballroom
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Must register via Handshake; Business Attire; 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.
WED., SEPT. 26
"Holy Grounds" Coffee House
Student Engagement Center (SEC) Patio
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Hosted by UIW Mission & Ministry Proceeds benefit the Equal Justice Initiative
SAT., OCT. 6
UIW vs Southeastern Louisiana
Taco Cabana Hispanic Heritage Football Game
Kickoff at 4 p.m.
Free admission with a UIW Student ID
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.
FALL I 2018
SEPT. 28: LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW FROM TERM
FALL II 2018
OCT. 13: FIRST DAY OF CLASS (SATURDAY)
OCT. 15: FIRST DAY OF CLASS (WEEKDAY & ONLINE)
OCT. 19: LAST DAY TO DROP WITH 100% REFUND
NOW OPEN! Registration for Fall II 2018 Do Not Delay! Register Today.
Coming Soon! New Student ID Cards: Beginning Week 1 of the Fall II 2018 term, all new students will receive picture student ID cards. Please check your center bulletin boards and emails in the coming weeks for more details.