Corpus News! Criminal Justice Field Trip to CCPD Crime Lab Learn more about this exciting experience on Page 2.
"Opportunity doesn't make appointments, you have to be ready when it arrives."
- Tim Fargo
exciting news regarding our maa - I&O Psychology!
Veterans, Get Connected with SVA! Learn more about UIW Student Veterans Association on Page 3.
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
Advisor's Corner A Word from a SPS Advisor Our SPS advisors are here to serve you. SPS Advisor, Valerie Vargas has a word to share regarding Degree Works. Find out how on Page 3.
I am pleased to announce that the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that our Master of Arts in Administration with the Industrial & Organizational Psychology concentration has been formally approved and now aligned with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. The BA in Human Resources, Professional MBA and the MS in Organizational Development and Leadership were previously approved. What does this mean for our SPS students pursuing this degree? This allows students enrolled in their final year of study, in good standing, and have at least 500 hours of relevant experience to apply for and take the SHRM-CP exam. Earning the SHRM-CP awards a professional distinction that sets you apart from your colleagues, providing your high level of knowledge and skills. It will recognize you as an expert and leader in the HR field and a valuable asset to your organization, keeping you and your organization more competitive in today’s economy. This is a great win for us!
Throughout the world, over 400 programs in approx. 375 educational institutions have been acknowledged by SHRM as being in alignment with its suggested guides and templates. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The guidelines -- created in 2006 and revalidated in 2010, 2013 and 2017 -- are part of SHRM’s Academic Initiative to define HR education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards.
School of Professional Studies
Office of Student Success
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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.
Students taking CRIJ 1308 enjoyed a tour of the Corpus Christi Police Department crime lab last month and were shown many things including the lifting and examining fingerprints including comparison and identification, the weapons vault, dispatch control center, and finished the tour by a hands-on demonstration of firing a handgun round into a water tank to extract the bullet for analysis of barrel marks and casing assessment. Afterwards, participants engaged in a discussion on the variety of job options for criminal justice students within the police department upon graduation and even while they are finishing their degree.
the new Lead the way: rising leaders series kicks off at the feik school of pharmacy
On Tuesday, February 12, students gathered to attend the first session of the Lead the Way: Rising Leaders Series. The guest speaker was Mr. David Marquez, executive director of Bexar County Economic Development, and he discussed San Antonio and Its Future. Be sure to attend the next session, The Military and the Public Policy Process, with State Representative Dr. Phillip Cortez (District 117) on Thursday, March 21 from 6:00 -7:30 p.m. at the Feik School of Pharmacy.
Corpus news: Criminal justice field Trip to CCPD Crime lab
SPS Faculty Highlight
John De La Garza, Ph.D.
My professional career spanned 33 years with the same organization - the San Antonio Fire Department. I served as a firefighter, paramedic (delivered 5 babies among other unearthly experiences), fire inspector, and training officer. I also taught at San Antonio College part time for about 22 years, and it was there when I realized that my second career would be that of a college professor.
Shortly after receiving my Doctorate, I applied for a teaching position with ADCAP here at UIW. I taught my first course at the Northwest Center location in the Fall of 2012, and the rest is history.
My "hanging around" here at UIW/SPS is a testament to how much I enjoy working with the students in our program as well as the staff and my instructor colleagues. I believe strongly in our programs and what we have to offer. Having taught at other universities gives me the advantage of drawing comparisons. I can say unequivocally that the quality of our programs and our students is second to none. I am blessed to be teaching here at UIW.
Share your SPS story with us!
Why did you choose to attend the UIW School of Professional Studies? How has your educational experience helped you in your career? Have you overcome challenges while pursuing your studies? Are you a recent graduate with a success story to share? Everyone has a story, and we want to know yours. Current students, alumni, faculty, and staff are invited to share their SPS story. Please visit http://bit.ly/mySPSstory and submit yours today.
Veterans, Get Connected!
Spring I 2019
A Word from the Office of Student Success
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Ashes will be distributed at all services.
8:00 a.m.: (M) Our Lady’s Chapel - AD Building @ 4301 Broadway, 78209
8:30 a.m.: (LW) Bowden Eye Care & Health Center - 2547 E Commerce St, 78203
11:00 a.m.: (LW) School of Physical Therapy - 9160 Guilbeau Rd, 78250
12:00 p.m.: (M) Our Lady’s Chapel - AD Building @ 4301 Broadway, 78209
12:15 p.m.: (M) School of Osteopathic Medicine - 2510 Kennedy Circle, 78235
1:00 p.m.: (ES) Feik School of Pharmacy - 703 E. Hildebrand, 78212
2:45 p.m.: (LW) Rosenberg School of Optometry - 9725 Datapoint Dr, 78229
6:00 p.m.: (ES) Our Lady’s Chapel - AD Building @ 4301 Broadway, 78209
7:30 p.m.: (ES) Incarnate Word High School/SPS - 727 E. Hildebrand, 78212
9:20 p.m.: (ES) Our Lady’s Chapel - AD Building @4301 Broadway, 78209
Think Differently About Your Study Time
Do you cram for tests the night before? Do you only read and study the material covered in class? Do you study to memorize, or study to understand? There is a difference. How you think about your study time is crucial to the level of success you experience in your classes.
Study as if you will have to teach the class. Can you identify the main points? Can you demonstrate your understanding of the text or theory through relevant examples? If asked, could you facilitate a discussion about the material with your classmates? If so, you are thinking in the right way about your study time. If not, all it takes is your willingness to make some adjustments and structure your study time differently. If you would like assistance with developing a study plan, please feel free to contact our office via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our student success team is happy to help you reach your goals and FINISH STRONG!
Valerie Vargas, Advisor
Are you a veteran attending UIW?
Are you a dependent of a veteran?
Get connected with the Student Veterans Association (SVA). If you are interested in joining or would like to receive more information about this organization, please contact the SVA by email at email@example.com.
Students often consider changing degrees but are unsure of what their new degree will look like. The questions vary, but the two most common questions are: (1) Will the classes I have already completed apply to my new degree? (2) Will changing degrees change my anticipated graduation date? These are important questions and the answers can be found by utilizing an awesome tool within Degree Works. Students are able to use the “What If” analysis in their Degree Works degree plan, which can be accessed in the MyWord portal. Here is a helpful tip - research the degree programs and minors offered in the School of Professional Studies first, which can be found by going to our website at www.sps.uiw.edu and selecting Academics. Once you have identified a program of interest, go to Degree Works and select the Catalog Year. I recommend that students leave it as their current one. Next, select the Degree, Concentration, or Minor. of interest. It's that simple!
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 6. We welcome you to begin the season in prayer as a part of the university community by participating one of our Ash Wednesday services. The type of service is listed next to the location - Mass (M), Ecumenical Service (ES), and Liturgy of the Word (LW).
THE BULLETIN BOARD
SAT., MAR. 9 - SAT., MAR. 30
Free Tax Preparation (Every Saturday)
Joyce Building - Broadway Campus
Tip-Off at 3 p.m.10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Services for taxpayers with income under $55,000.
Taxpayer and spouse need to bring photo IDs and social security cards for all persons on the tax return.
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
ONE WORD. ONE GOAL. UIW Day of Giving. This is the first every online fundraising campaign encouraging the entire UIW community and our friends to donate and further our mission. Starting now until Friday, Mar. 1, we are counting on you to give and help us spread the word. For more details, go to: http://bit.ly/SPSGive.
REMINDER: Free UIW Sporting Event Tickets for Military. All active duty, reserve, guard, DoD civilians and veterans are eligible to receive FREE admission (up to 4 free tickets) to all UIW Athletic sporting events! For more details, visit uiwcardinals.com/military.
Do you need a student ID? The Cardinal Card office is located in the Student Engagement Center Suite 3150. You may also get an ID made at the Northwest Center during normal operating hours.
WED., MAR. 6
UIW Health and Wellness Fair - FREE EVENT
UIW Wellness Center - Broadway Campus
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Basic biometric screening, music, and door prizes.
Scholarship Opportunity for Undergraduate Students: Students enrolled in an associate's or baccalaureate degree program, completed 24 hours, and have a GPA of at least a 3.2 is eligible to apply for a scholarship. The application deadline is April 26, 2019. For more details, click here.
SUN., MAR. 3
JCPenney Suit Up Event
North Star Mall
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
40% off Professional Clothing, Headshots, and Samples MUST HAVE STUDENT ID
SPRING I 2019
FEB. 28: END OF SPRING I TERM
SPRING II 2019
MAR. 2: FIRST DAY OF CLASS (SATURDAY)
MAR. 2: NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION
MAR. 4: FIRST DAY OF CLASS (WEEKDAY & ONLINE)
MAR. 8: LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES
MAR. 8: LAST DAY TO DROP WITH 100% REFUND
MAR. 8: SENIOR SALUTE @ SEC
Save The Date! Registration for Summer 2019 MARCH 18
Scholarship Opportunity! The San Antonio Colleges and Universities Career Centers Association (SACUCCA) is offering a scholarship opportunity to undergradudate and graduate students. The application deadline is March 2, 2019. For more details, go to: https://sacuccatx.wixsite.com/home/scholarships .
IMPORTANT TERM DATES
UPCOMING UIW EVENTS