February

Feb. 16, 2024: Reflection

02/16/2024 Sourced from UIW News

Ash Wednesday was a few days ago, starting the Lenten countdown toward Holy Week and Easter. But maybe some of us are not completely clear as to why these weeks of preparation are there in the first place.

Celebrating Black History Month

02/02/2024 Sourced from UIW News

The UIW community is proud to celebrate Black History Month with a series of events featuring students, faculty and community members. With an emphasis on recognizing history, cultures, legacies and the continuous impact Black individuals have across the nation, hosts and participants will recall their experiences and reflect on Black history and the ongoing pursuit of a more just society.

U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains Makes Historic Visit to UIW

02/02/2024 Sourced from UIW News

On Feb. 3, 1943, the U.S. Army Transport Dorchester traveling from New York to Greenland was torpedoed by a German U-boat in the Labrador Sea. The steamship was carrying 904 service members, including four U.S. Army Chaplains. In the time immediately following the blast, the four chaplains of various faith backgrounds worked to get others to safety, offered calming words and helped organize evacuations into lifeboats. When it became clear that there were not enough life jackets for those onboard, the four chaplains removed theirs, gave them to others, then linked arms and prayed together as the ship sank. Since then, Feb. 3 has been known as Four Chaplains Day and serves as an annual reminder of the work and sacrifice of those called to share God’s message or offer spiritual support in the U.S. Armed Forces.


January

Weather Notice

01/13/2024 Sourced from UIW News

An Arctic Cold Front arrives tonight bringing with it a rapid drop in temperatures. The front will arrive this evening (north areas) and push through the region overnight tonight. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 6pm Sunday to 12pm Monday for all but the Rio Grande Plains for the possibility of ice accumulations up to 1/10”.