UIW News

Table Of Contents/Spring 2003


Theatre Arts Accredited by National Association

Clingman Honored as Business School Named for H-E-B

Students Make European Trip, Meet With British PM Blair

ADCaP Program Celebrates 1000th Graduate

UIW Doubles Up on Fulbright-Hays Group Program Funding

Community Leaders Garner Honorary Degrees

ADCaP Offers Weekend Courses

Grandmother’s Advice Pays Off for Grad

Theatre Arts Presents All in the Timing

Fashion Department Present The Cutting Edge

O’Connor Named Moody Professor

Conference Focuses on Ethics of Genome Research

Kwok to Speak on Women’s Theology

Speaker Series Presents Loeb

Run for Brainpower to Raise Scholarship Funds

UIW Rides the Wellness Wave at Fair

New Study Abroad Scholarships Announced

Sr. Martha Ann Kirk Receives Peacemaker Award

Theatre Arts Presents Elektra

UIW Welcomes Cancer Survivors for Woman to Woman

UIW Hosts Play and Literacy Symposium

H-E-B’s Clingman to Speak at Business Leadership Series Opener

Students to Help Fight Diabetes

Speaker Series Presents Dr. James Loewen

Chemistry Grant Pairs Freshmen With Freshmen, Faculty

Burr Named VP For International Programs

Amphitheater Dedicated in O’Malley's Honor

VP Named to National Board

Texas Trooper Earns UIW Degree

UIW First Division II to Air Hoops in Spanish

Seventeenth Annual Light the Way Illuminates the Campus

UIW Graduates First eArmyU Student

Universe Online Graduates Hong Kong Student


Theatre Arts Accredited by National Association

Archived July 9, 2003

The University of the Incarnate Word continues to lead the way in educational excellence, as the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) granted full accreditation to its theatre department.

UIW is the first school in San Antonio to be granted full accreditation by the organization. The NSAT is the national accreditation body for all university theatre programs.

The accreditation assures the National Department of Education, and interested students that the program’s facilities, curriculum, and practices meet or surpass nationally recognized standards.

The UIW Theatre Arts Department enriches the cultural, spiritual, and intellectual lives of its students by presenting them with stimulating courses that articulate their artistic expressions.

Each year, the students present at least four theatrical presentations, through which they participate in production assignments and casting that allows each student to realize their maximum potential.

For more information, call the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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Clingman Honored as Business School Named for H-E-B

Archived June 17, 2003

A prominent local business leader celebrated his birthday and retirement by delivering the commencement address at the morning graduation at the University of the Incarnate Word on May 10.

James “Fully” Clingman, CEO and President of H-E-B, retired from the grocery company he joined in 1975 as a district manager on the same day the university’s School of Business was named for the internationally-renowned grocery store chain.

Clingman, who is also on the H-E-B Board of Directors, was named to his current posts in 1996.

“This is a very special occasion for him to speak to us because we teach our students about the importance of a global economy,” said Dr. Robert Ryan, Dean of the School of Business, Applied Arts and Administration. “H-E-B is a model to our students because they have a strong community presence and had the foresight to establish a business in a foreign country.”

H-E-B has over 300 stores in Texas, Louisiana and northern Mexico, and has been recognized as one of the top supermarkets in the United States by the Grocery Manufacturers of America.

“With all the corporate scandals currently wracking our country, we are pleased to be able to name our School of Business in honor of a multi-billion dollar company that has consistently displayed the highest ethical standards in its business practices,” said Incarnate Word President Dr. Lou Agnese.

The School of Business will become the second named school at Incarnate Word; the first was the Dreeben School of Education, which last year was named in honor of the family of Alan Dreeben.

Clingman is an active member of the local community and gives generously of his time to a number of charitable organizations. He also has served on the UIW Board of Trustees for several years, and is currently its vice-chairman.

In addition, H-E-B has partnered with UIW for many years in a variety of community-wide events, such as the annual Light the Way ceremony to which it contributes scholarship funds to students.

Clingman spoke at the morning graduation ceremony during which degrees were awarded to 102 students from the School of Business, Applied Arts & Sciences.

For more information, call the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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Students Make European Trip, Meet With British PM Blair

Archived June 17, 2003

Six classes at the University of the Incarnate Word will be participating in a once in a lifetime opportunity by traveling for a period of two weeks to locales such as London, Paris and Scotland.

Among the highlights of their trip, and the first stop on their itinerary is a question and answer session with Prime Minister Tony Blair. The students also will visit Oxford University, the London School of Economics and Schiller International University, which is one of Incarnate Word’s sister schools — there they will be treated to lunch.

The students will also be visiting the Schiller campus in Paris among other universities.

“It’s a great opportunity for the students to engage in the cultural experience that the university endorses, and it’s an opportunity to view different economic and political systems,” said Dr. John Seffel, assistant professor of International Business.

A total of 78 students, plus a group of seven faculty and administrators will make the trip. The students selected for the trip must each make a presentation upon their return on the subject that they will be concentrating on. Others will submit papers and use the time as valuable research for their graduate work requirements.

For more information, call the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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ADCaP Program Celebrates 1000th Graduate

Archived May 18, 2003

The University of the Incarnate Word’s Adult Degree Completion Program (ADCaP) was launched with the intent of helping working adults complete their degrees in a fast, convenient manner.

In its eighth year, and offering eight-week accelerated courses, three locations throughout the city, and now the choice of evening or Saturday classes, the program has helped hundreds of students reach their dreams of completing a college education; the program graduated its 1,000th graduate on May 10.

Like many ADCaP students, Deborah Green could not afford to leave her work and family obligations to become a full-time student. Yet changes in the business environment, strong support from her employer (USAA) and the convenience of the program gave her the opportunity that she needed to complete her degree.

It was because of USAA that Green was able to afford the cost of her education, as the company has paid for the educational pursuits of over 735 employees who attend UIW, most of who are ADCaP students.

“USAA is a big proponent of continuing education and the UIW advisory staff’s strong presence at USAA has made a huge difference,” said Green.

Although Green agrees that the program is as demanding as any traditional program, she will be receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies, completed at a more accelerated rate through the program.

For more information, call the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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UIW Doubles Up on Fulbright-Hays Group Program Funding

Archived May 12, 2003

The University of the Incarnate Word has become the first university in the United States to be simultaneously awarded two Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program grants.

The grants will fund two faculty research projects entitled China: An Emerging Global Force and The Changing Faces of Mexico.

“It is more important right now than at perhaps any other point in our history that faculty at UIW and other universities with an international development goal put themselves inside the cultures of other countries to better understand how to achieve peace and understanding in the world,” said Dr. Patricia LeMay Burr, Vice President for International Programs, who submitted the grant proposals.

The one-year grants are each in the amount of $63,000. The grants will provide support to faculty members who travel to China and Mexico and meet with community leaders, government officials, university administrators, scholars, and researchers.

The faculty will return to their classrooms bringing new insight to their students on the operations that distinguish our country from the ones that they visited.

For more information, call the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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Community Leaders Garner Honorary Degrees

Archived May 12, 2003

The University of the Incarnate Word will award honorary doctorate degrees to a pair of prominent local women at its spring commencement ceremonies, scheduled for 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on May 10 in the university’s convocation center.

Ruth Eilene Sullivan and Sister Teresa Stanley will each be awarded the Doctor of Human Letters, Honoris Causa, the highest honor Incarnate Word can bestow upon an individual.

Sullivan is currently the Chairman of the university’s Board of Trustees. The Sullivan family’s support of Incarnate Word stretches back over a century, and includes, among many things, the family’s donation of a statue located on the campus Grotto that was built in 1902.

Sullivan Field, the facility at which softball and baseball games are played is named after the Sullivan family. More recently, the Juren/Sullivan Center for Fashion Management was named in her honor.

Sr. Stanley, a member of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, graduated from Incarnate Word College in 1960 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

After completing her master’s and doctoral degrees, she became a faculty member at Incarnate Word in 1969 and then served as director and dean of the School of Nursing. She was elected General Superior of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in 1996 and served until 2002, during which time she also served on the Board of Trustees.

She continued serving the educational and healthcare systems through publications, research, leadership positions, and overall service, spreading the mission of the Sisters of Charity in all her work.

For more information, call the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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ADCaP Offers Weekend Courses

Archived May 6, 2003

The University of the Incarnate Word will begin offering classes on weekends, a move aimed at addressing the needs of students who work full-time and evenings during the week.

Beginning in May, students who enroll in the School of Extended Studies, an evening program geared for students unable to take traditional day classes, will now have the added choice of taking Saturday classes at the Santa Rosa Center. The classes will meet each Saturday, starting May 3, during the regular eight-week Summer I term. Class sessions will be from 8 a.m. to noon, and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

“We surveyed our current population in the School of Extended Studies about adding Saturday classes and they responded with a resounding ‘yes,’” said David McIlvoy, Dean of the School of Extended Studies. “I am excited that we are now able to provide this additional option.”

The School of Extended Studies was launched in 1995 as an alternative for individuals unable to complete their degrees due to work and family obligations. The program offers students an opportunity to complete their degrees at an accelerated pace and at an affordable cost.

The Santa Rosa Center offers three degree programs - the Bachelor of Business Administration, the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences, and the Bachelor of Psychology of Organizations and Development.

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Grandmother’s Advice Pays Off for Grad

Archived May 6, 2003

As a child, Juaquin Soliz wanted to be a teacher, influenced by the daily teachings of his grandmother, Emma Flores Garza, with whom he grew up in a small town called Los Ebanos, Texas.

Although his grandmother only received a high school education, day after day, she would quiz him on every subject he needed to study. Soliz even recalls memorizing the paintings of Pablo Picasso and Claude Monet as a practice tool for memory retention.

Those hours of studying — that back then Soliz would have rather spent on the playground — are now more than ever being appreciated as it helped to improve his study habits and the techniques that have gotten him through college.

“It was something small, but I didn’t realize how much it meant till now,” said Soliz. “She always tried to challenge me, but in the end, it was all about her support and encouragement,” he added.

His grandmother is now 81 and suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, but Soliz knows that she will try her hardest to be present at his college graduation next month to receive the degree that they both worked so hard on.

Soliz will graduate on May 10 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts and a minor in Psychology. This background will help him develop his ability to talk in front of crowds — a skill that is essential to a future teachers’ needs.

He chose to minor in psychology to learn about the way that certain people think or to know why certain behavior patterns are present in others.

For more information, call the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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Theatre Arts Presents All in the Timing

Archived April 28, 2003

The University of the Incarnate Word ends the 2003-2004 theatrical season with an unusually entertaining theatre event that includes piñata breaking, door prizes and games.

All in the Timing is a chance to take a time-out from your worries and spend an hour and a half of wacky fun as characters offer a hilarious perspective on history and romance language.

All performances will take place in the UIW Cheever Theatre. Tickets are limited and can be reserved by calling 829-3810 or by e-mail to theatre@universe.uiwtx.edu.

Prices are: $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $8 for Students and discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Performances will be held at 8 p.m. April 11-12, 18, 25-26 and at 7 p.m. on April 17 and 24.

For more information, call the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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Fashion Department Present The Cutting Edge

Archived April 22, 2003

The University of the Incarnate Word kicks off San Antonio’s Fiesta celebration by hosting the 23rd Annual Fiesta Fashion Show, The Cutting Edge, at noon on April 21 at the UIW Sky Room.

The student produced and directed show features the designs of 11 students and is the result of months of work. Besides producing the garments featured in the New York-style runway show, students handle lighting, staging, publicity, and all other tasks associated with the event.

The show is held annually — perennially selling out — and is the major fundraiser for the fashion department. A luncheon, for which tables may be purchased for $1,000, $750, and $500, will begin at 11:30 a.m. Individual seating can be purchased for $50, $75, and $100.

Individual seats are available the day of the show, but quickly sell out, so advance reservations are recommended; call 829-6013 to reserve a spot.

Visit The Cutting Edge web site.

For more information, call the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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O’Connor Named Moody Professor

Archived April 8, 2003

The University of the Incarnate Word named Dr. Bernadette O’Connor, Associate Professor of Philosophy, as its 32nd Moody Professor on March 26, at the Faculty Luncheon.

The Moody Professorship reflects the level of scholarship, teaching excellence and community service, in and out of the UIW community that the recipient has attained throughout their time at the university.

Dr. O’Connor is a 1961 alum of Incarnate Word High School and a 1966 graduate of the University, then known as Incarnate Word College. She began teaching Philosophy the summer after her graduation at Incarnate Word. She left Incarnate Word to earn her Master’s degree shortly after, but returned to San Antonio in 1984.

Her return to Incarnate Word came in 1989, and since then she has served in various capacities, including Dean of the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts. “I was absolutely shocked and I am humbled when I think of in whose shoes I shall be standing - that is all the distinguished colleagues who have held this position over the years,” said O’Connor.

Dr. O’Connor has completed research on metaphysics, psychoanalytic thought, women’s studies, and various justice and peace issues, completing a long list of scholarly publications and presentations.

For more information, call the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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Conference Focuses on Ethics of Genome Research

Archived March 31, 2003

The University of the Incarnate Word will host the 2nd Annual Conference on Ethical, Social, and Moral Implications of Genomic Research Technologies March 28-29. The focus of the 2003 conference is Human Genetic Engineering.

The code for DNA was cracked by James Watson and Francis Crick 50 years ago, and since then, controversies have arisen regarding stem cell research, gene therapy, and human cloning.

Keynote speakers for the conference include Mary Kay Pelias, Ph.D., J.D., with a presentation on “Protection of Human Participants in Genetics Research and Gene Transfer;” James J. Walter, Ph.D, Austin & Ann O’Malley Chair in Bioethics, Loyola, with a presentation entitled “Religious Beliefs and Human Genetic Engineering: The Quest for Informed Moral Judgment;”and M. Therese Lysaught, Ph.D., presenting “Gene Therapy: Clinical Realities and Ethical Challenges.”

The university is sponsoring the conference, with support from its founding congregation, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, the University of Texas Health Science Center, the Oblate School of Technology and CHRISTUS Health.

For more information, call the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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Kwok to Speak on Women’s Theology

Archived March 28, 2003

The University of the Incarnate Word’s Department of Religious Studies is pleased to present a public lecture by renowned scholar Dr. Kwok Pui Lan at 7:30 p.m. on March 27 in Marian Hall Ballroom on the UIW campus.

Her lecture is entitled “The Challenges of Third World Women’s Theology.”

Dr. Kwok, a native of Hong Kong, is currently the William F. Cole Professor of Christian Theology and Spirituality at the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA. She has written and taught extensively in the areas of Christian Feminist theology, World Christianity, and Asian religions.

Her recent books include Introducing Asian Feminist Theology, Discovering the Bible in the Non-Biblical World, and Chinese Women and Christianity.

Dr. Kwok was selected as the first of what the Religious Studies Department hopes will be an annual speaker series focusing on the contributions of women on current issues in the field of religion, social justice, ecology, theological studies and personal transformation.

The aim of the program, currently funded by The Pierre Fund of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, is to bring women scholars and leaders to UIW to introduce recent work in the field of theology.

For more information, call the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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Speaker Series Presents Loeb

Archived March 26, 2003

The Distinguished Speaker Series is proud to present Paul Rogat Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen at noon on Tuesday, March 25 in the Library Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Loeb studies social involvement with the hope of battling what he calls “culture’s pervasive cynicism.” Based on his 30 years of research into the psychology of social involvement, Loeb describes how ordinary citizens can make their voices heard and their actions count in society.

Paul Roget Loeb, an associated scholar at Seattle’s Center for Ethical Leadership, has written on social involvement for The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, Village Voice, and the International Herald Tribune, among other publications.

Loeb has been interviewed on CNN, NPR, PBS, C-SPAN, NBC TV, the BBC, and American Urban radio. He’s lectured at over 300 college campuses and at numerous national conferences, and is also the author of Generation at the Crossroads: Apathy and Action on the American Campus (Rutgers University Press, 1994), of Nuclear Culture, and of Hope in Hard Times.

A Book signing will follow the lecture; Contact Linda Cavazos at (210) 805-5863 for more information.

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Run for Brainpower to Raise Scholarship Funds

Archived March 24, 2003

The University of the Incarnate Word will host the Run For Brainpower beginning at 8 a.m. on March 22, in an effort to raise funds for the UIW Track & Field Scholarship Fund.

The 5K run will include male/female awards as follow: 1st place- $300, 2nd place- $200 and 3rd place- $150. The master winner of the race will be presented an additional $150 award.

Early registration can be made by calling 805-3566 or by e-mailing ramos@universe.uiwtx.edu or riniguez@satx.rr.com. Registration is $17.00 per participant until March 14, and $20.00 after that date.

The first 300 people to register will be given T-shirts. Sponsors for the run include Shoe Spring, Fleet Feet Sports, Quizno’s Subs, Sparkletts, and Iniguez Athletic Advertising & Promotions (IAAP).

For more information, call the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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UIW Rides the Wellness Wave at Fair

Archived March 13, 2003

The University of the Incarnate Word will host its annual Wellness Fair, “Ride the Wellness Wave” from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. on March 12 in Marian Hall Ballroom.

Numerous departments at the university are geared at keeping its students healthy mentally, physically and spiritually. The Wellness Fair is a culmination of the efforts undertaken by departments such as Campus Ministry, Counseling Services, Career Services, Music Therapy, the Right-Bite Program, and the Dietetic Department.

The collaborative endeavor includes participation from about 25 businesses and agencies from the San Antonio community that support the effort to promote UIW wellness. The event provides health risk awareness, disease prevention services, and free health screenings.

Health screenings include dental, vision tests, blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes screening, acupressure, and aromatherapy.

Food demonstrations from local restaurants and entertainment provided by the Red Alert Dance Team, the Crusader Cheerleaders, and Ballet Folklorico will also be a part of the day.

For more information, call the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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New Study Abroad Scholarships Announced

Archived March 13, 2003

The Southern Region of the Institute of International Relations has announced 11 new scholarship opportunities for students who hope to study abroad this summer or during the 2003-2004 academic year.

Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply for the awards, which range in value from $500 to $2500 each. The $2500 award, honoring Palma Dailey Robinson, is available only to students interested in studying in a developing nation.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and in good academic standing at their institutions. The application deadline is March 16, 2003.

Applicants should submit an official transcript, two letters of recommendation, and a completed application which includes a statement of proposed study and a signature from their institution’s study abroad advisor.

Winners will be selected on the basis of academic merit, their letters of recommendation, and their statement of proposed study. The scholarship application is available online at www.iie.org/southern/sagrant.htm.

For more information on UIW study abroad programs, visit the UIW Study Abroad web site, e-mail wortham@universe.uiwtx.edu, or call Zachary Wortham at (210) 805-5709.

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Sr. Martha Ann Kirk Receives Peacemaker Award

Archived March 13, 2003

The University of the Incarnate Word is proud to announce that Sr. Martha Ann Kirk is a recipient of the 2003 Peacemaker Award from the San Antonio Bar Foundation.

Sr. Kirk, a professor of Religious Studies, has been recognized for her work in building bridges between people of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths.

The prestigious award, which she will receive during a March 1 gala, celebrates and recognizes those individuals in San Antonio and the region who have contributed to peacemaking efforts and have made a notable difference in the community.

“I believe that multicultural and global education invites people to stretch beyond their own nationalism, religion, and social experiences and is not only important at UIW, but also is important for the future of the world,” said Sr. Kirk, who has taught religious studies since 1968.

Sister Kirk holds a Th.D. in Theology and the Arts from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, and is a member of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. She believes she is building on the Congregation’s long body of work in promoting understanding among people of different backgrounds.

For more information, call the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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Theatre Arts Presents Elektra

Archived March 1, 2003

The University of the Incarnate Word will be presenting Elektra, a classical Greek tragedy by Sophocles from February 21 until March 1 at the Elizabeth Huth-Coates Theatre.

The tragedy retells the 2,000 year-old story of Elektra, eldest daughter of murdered King Agamemnon, whose maddening behavior reveals the truth about her father’s death and her mother’s betrayal.

Showtimes are at 8 p.m. on February 21, 22, 28 and March 1; 2 p.m. on February 23; and 7 p.m. on February 26 and 27.

Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, and $8 for students. Groups of 10 or more will pay a group discount rate of $6 per person. For reservations, call 829-3800.

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UIW Welcomes Cancer Survivors for Woman to Woman

Archived February 28, 2003

The University of the Incarnate Word’s Sky Room will host the joint education event entitled Woman to Woman: The Impact of Cancer on Your Life from 8:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 27.

The seminar will include a comprehensive overview on cancer and its impact on women. It will also include sessions for those who need to learn how to support someone with breast cancer.

Speakers include Candi Harvey, Head Coach of the WNBA San Antonio Silver Stars and Joni Rodgers, cancer-survivor and author of “Bald in the Land of Big Hair.” Break-out sessions will also include topics regarding cures, risk factors and cures.

Sponsoring organizations include the American Cancer Society, the Bexar County Medical Society Alliance, the Cancer Center Council, the Cancer Therapy & Research Center, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and WINGS.

Tables for the event can be purchased for $350 for 10 guests and individual reservations can be made for $35 per guest. Checks should be made payable to the Cancer Center Council and reservations can be made by calling 692-9823. For additional information on the event, please call 616-5571.

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UIW Hosts Play and Literacy Symposium

The University of the Incarnate Word and the Playwork Institute of the Americas present the Play and Literacy Symposium IV: Advocacy for the Child’s Right to Play and Literacy beginning at 8 a.m. on Feb. 21 at Marian Hall Ballroom.

The symposium includes a keynote session, “Play Advocacy in Our Community,” to be delivered by Dr. Joe Frost. Frost is considered to be the father of play advocacy and the first play symposium was held in his honor in 1996.

This year, the symposium includes new sessions on topics as varied as play environments; guidance, music and play; parent involvement/family literacy; science and math literacy play; and Hispanic nursery tales, among others.

The Joe Frost Play Advocay Award will be presented to Vicki Squires of Christus Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital; the Sr. Anne Birmingham Lighting the Way with Literacy Award will be presented to Nancy Wooldridge; Dennis Campa, Director of the Department of Community Initiatives for the city of San Antonio, will be awarded the Donna Rose Bauer UIW Community Champion Award.

The cost for educators interested in participating is $50 per person. For reservations, call 646-8100.

For more information, please call the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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H-E-B’s Clingman to Speak at Business Leadership Series Opener

The University of the Incarnate Word will launch its First Annual Business Leadership Series in conjunction with the North Chamber of Commerce with guest speaker Fully Clingman, Chief Operating Officer for H-E-B Grocery Company at 6 p.m. on Feb. 20 in the UIW Sky Room.

This year’s series is entitled, “Global Business: It Starts Here.” The objective behind the series is that the community becomes aware of the growing potential and impact that the global market has on our economy.

The title of Clingman’s presentation is “International Marketing Ideas: The H-E-B Experience.” Clingman was selected to be the guest speaker for his successful contributions to the expansion of H-E-B’s presence in Mexico.

Individual seating is $50 per person, $500 for a corporate table that sits 8 individuals, and $1,000 to be listed as an event sponsor. Reservations can be made by calling 210-344-4848 or by e-mailing sstevens@northsachamber.com.

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Students to Help Fight Diabetes

Students at the University of the Incarnate Word will team up with San Antonio health care professionals to fight Diabetes on Diabetes Sunday, by volunteering from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 16 at the St. Phillip of Jesus parish.

Nursing students will be helping to conduct blood pressure screenings for entire families as the Diabetes Institute will conduct free glucose screenings.

Students who do not know how to screen will assist in delivering information packages on diabetes and other diseases to all who arrive.

UIW has been involved with the parish of St. Philip of Jesus for a number of years, always committing the time and effort of student volunteers to the improvement of its community members.

These efforts are carried out in the same spirit of caring that the university’s original founders, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, originally came with to San Antonio.

In practicing their mission, UIW requires that students engage in service-learning projects such as these.

For more information, please call the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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Speaker Series Presents Dr. James Loewen

UIW’s Distinguished Speaker Series is proud to present Dr. James Loewen, best-selling author of Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your High School History Textbook Got Wrong and Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong at 7:30 p.m. on February 12 in Marian Hall Ballroom.

Dr. Loewen spent two years at the Smithsonian Institute surveying 12 leading high school textbooks of American history, and began questioning the information in them.

In response, he wrote Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your High School History Textbook Got Wrong, in part a telling critique of existing textbooks, but also a retelling of American history as he thought it should be taught. Lies My Teacher Told Me won the first annual Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship in 1996.

Dr. Loewen taught race relations for 20 years at the University of Vermont, and previously taught at predominantly black Tougaloo College in Mississippi. He now lives in Washington, D.C., continuing his research on how Americans remember the past.

Lies Across America: What Our Historic Markers and Monuments Get Wrong was first published in 1999. His other books include Mississippi: Conflict and Change (co-authored), which won the Lillian Smith Award for Best Southern Nonfiction but was rejected for public-school text use by the State of Mississippi, leading to the First Amendment lawsuit Loewen et al. v. Turnipseed, et al.

He also wrote The Mississippi Chinese: Between Black and White, Social Science in the Courtroom, and The Truth About Columbus. He attended Carleton College and holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard University.

A Book signing and reception will follow the lecture. For more information, please contact Linda Cavazos at 210-805-5863.

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Chemistry Grant Pairs Freshmen With Freshmen, Faculty

University of the Incarnate Word has received a $75,000 grant from Texas’ Welch Foundation to fund research in undergraduate chemistry programs.

The three-year grant will match local high school freshmen with UIW freshmen and a faculty member for summer research projects in areas as varied as building an analyzing compounds, purifying products, and studying chemical reactions.

Dr. Cyndi Porter, UIW chair of chemisty and assistant vice president for extended academic programs, wrote the grant proposal knowing the program would be unlike any other in San Antonio. She hopes it will create a greater interest in chemisty and science among the students.

“One of the primary barriers to scientific study is that we’re not fostering an interest early on,” Porter said.

Porter added that the research will give students a much better idea of the career opportunities available in the sciences.

“They’ll learn how to do research in the library and lab, conduct hands-on experiments, and present their results,” she said.

Each fall, a conference and science fair will allow students to present the results of their work. Winning students will receive $1,000 scholarhips, with all students participating receiving at least a $500 award.

Participating UIW students also will receive stipends to help support their studies.

For more information on the program, please call Dr. Cyndi Porter at (210) 805-2709, or e-mail her at porter@universe.uiwtx.edu.

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Burr Named VP For International Programs

Dr. Pat LeMay Burr has been appointed Vice President for International Programs at University of the Incarnate Word, effective January 1, 2003. She had previously served as Dean of International Programs.

“This appointment is in recognition of the growing importance of internationalization on our campus,” said Dr. Lou Agnese, president of UIW, in announcing the appointment.

“Nine percent of our enrollment is international students, we’re moving forward to open a campus in Mexico City, we offer degrees at China Incarnate Word, and have sister school agreements with dozens of universities around the world,” added Dr. Agnese. “Oversight of these many international activities is a growing responsibility, and Dr. Burr has shown great leadership while serving UIW as Dean of International Programs.”

Dr. Burr completed a Fulbright Scholarship in 2001-2002, teaching at Monterrey Tec in Monterrey, Mexico. She has studied internationally at La Sorbonne in Paris, France, and has taught and worked in various countries, including Ukraine, Nicaragua, Brazil, Mexico, Guatemala, and several Asian nations. She holds a Ph.D. in Business from the University of North Texas.

She was formerly dean of the School of Business at UIW, and also served as director of the International Business Program.

The International Programs Office at UIW is located in the International Conference Center, and has oversight of the international student services, immigration documentation services, Study Abroad, ESL, and a variety of other internationally-related projects.

For more information, please call the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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Amphitheater Dedicated in O’Malley's Honor

The University of the Incarnate Word dedicated the amphitheater in the Gorman Business & Education Center in honor of the late Dennis O’Malley on Jan. 14.

O’Malley was Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Incarnate Word. Originally from Bay Shore, New York, Mr. O’Malley was a local civic leader and retired businessperson. He was known for his compassionate nature and for his commitment to higher education.

In 1985 he became the 37th El Rey Feo, raising nearly $100,000 to benefit the LULAC Council #2 Scholarship Fund. He joined the Incarnate Word community when he became involved with the university’s annual Light the Way event.

O’Malley held the post as President and CEO of Miller Brewing Company (Halo Distributing Company) for 20 years, making him one of the most successful businessmen in the city. His achievements also led to various honors and awards, including the Optimist Club’s “Man of the Year” and the American Marketing Association’s “Marketing Man of the Year”and “Philanthropist of the Year.”

A monthly Mind Mass for O’Malley was held before the dedication in Our Lady’s Chapel.

For more information, please call the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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VP Named to National Board

Dr. Denise Doyle, vice president for Academic and Student Affairs, was chosen to be a part of the National Network Board for the Lilly Fellows Program.

The Lilly Fellows Program is a network of religiously affiliated private schools and is funded by Eli Lilly Pharmaceuticals. The purpose of the program is to keep the mission of small private schools alive across the nation.

“The Lilly Fellows Network provides resources that come from generous funding, in order to help private institutions define, articulate, and express their mission clearly,” said Doyle.

Dr. Doyle will serve the three-year term on the board of a national network of religiously affiliated private schools, joining scholars from across all regions to oversee grants, projects, and workshops that the program is taking part in. “We want to have a balanced representation of different regions and religions,” she said.

Dr. Doyle has been with Incarnate Word since 1988, and among her accomplishments are that she founded an adult degree completion program and was the first dean of the School of Extended Studies.

For more information, please call the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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Texas Trooper Earns UIW Degree

When Trent Greebon first arrived at the University of the Incarnate Word, he knew that his preparation at the university would allow him to pursue his life-long dream of becoming a Texas Trooper.

A few years after his arrival at UIW, Greebon will be walking the stage at UIW to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education, adding to his credentials for a properly conditioned officer, both athletically and academically.

His interest in law enforcement began at the age of 18 when he realized that the job description of a highway patrolman was what best fit his personality and would help him reach his dream of helping to keep trouble out of small towns and to patrol rural roads.

Greebon was accepted into the patrolling program this summer and this past October he began a six-month training session in Austin where he is currently learning all the laws, and has begun intense academic, physical, self-defense, and driving training.

Greebon admits that during his time at UIW, he had many things to be thankful for, including life-long friendships and support. ³Now I know the meaning of home away from home,² he said.

For more information, please call the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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UIW First Division II to Air Hoops in Spanish

Veteran Dallas Cowboys radio broadcaster Armando Quintero is set to become the Spanish voice of the Incarnate Word basketball team.

The University of the Incarnate Word has again set the standard that others will soon follow by becoming the first Division II university in the country to air an athletic contest of any kind on radio in Spanish.

A recently-completed survey of NCAA Division II schools found that there was no other university at this level airing any sports in Spanish, and that the only other university to air basketball games in Spanish is the University of Miami, a Division I institution.

Quintero, who for the past 21 years has the been Spanish radio voice for the Cowboys, will be the on-air voice for a select number of Incarnate Word games that will be broadcast by KCOR Radio (1250 AM). Quintero also has called the action for eight National Football League Super Bowls, four Major League Baseball World Series, and has worked eight NBA all-star games and NBA finals.

The Following games will be broadcast in Spanish:

Jan. 11 vs. Rockhurst,  1 p.m.
Jan. 23 vs. St. Edward’s,  8 p.m.
Feb. 13 vs. Drury,  8 p.m.
March 1 at St. Mary’s,  7:30 p.m.

For more information, please call the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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Seventeenth Annual Light the Way Illuminates the Campus

The University of the Incarnate Word held the 17th Annual Light the Way at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 23.

The IWHS Chorale performs at Light the Way.The event has become a family tradition, with hundreds of families witnessing the lighting of thousands of Christmas lights. Each year, hundreds of students volunteer to string lights together in preparation of the event, which includes the lighting of the Incarnate Word and St. Anthony Catholic high school campuses.

The event occurs one week prior to the lighting of the Christmas lights in downtown San Antonio. Thousands of people from across the city come together with visitors from out of town to enjoy the splendor.

This year, the was a success once again with children caroling and a candlelight procession through the university grounds. H-E-B Central Market provided refreshments and entertainment was provided by Mariachis.

Guests of honor included Archbishop Patrick Flores and entertainer Patsy Torres.

For more information, please call the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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UIW Graduates First eArmyU Student

When Special Forces agents are not on the field of battle, where can you find them? Most of them can be found in their bunks resting, but Special Forces agent Kent Dolasky can be found working hard on his course work through Universe Online, the University of the Incarnate Word’s online degree granting program.

eArmyU was designed by the Army to deliver distance learning to over 80,000 enlisted personnel and their dependents. Universe Online was selected as part of a national consortium of 23 universities offering cyberspace schooling for soldiers.

“Kent’s duties in the military meant that he was never able to spend sufficient time in one place which is what he needed to graduate, eArmyU and Universe Online gave him that opportunity,” said Dr. Cyndi Wilson Porter, Director of Universe Online and Assistant Vice President for Extended Academic Programs.

But Dolasky’s hard work will pay off at 11 a.m. on Dec. 14, when he crosses the stage to receive his degree at the university’s Fall Commencement. He will be receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing.

Dolasky will be flown in from an undisclosed military location, with his wife Lana on Dec. 13, in time for a quick tour of the city to include a river cruise and dinner on the San Antonio Riverwalk. Also joining him for the occasion will be his parents.

For more information, please call the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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Universe Online Graduates Hong Kong Student

Marti Willis was determined to complete her Bachelor of Applied Arts degree at the University of the Incarnate Word, even if it meant crossing half the world to do so.

This month, Willis left Hong Kong, where she resides, cross the ocean, and attended a very special affair - her graduation from UIW.

Marti Willis is one of the students who study at UIW from all over the world, through the university’s Universe Online Program. The program is designed for those students who may not be able to physically attend UIW due to geographic location.

Willis admits that online courses are demanding. “Taking a course online requires the same amount of discipline and work that going to a classroom does if you want to learn something and get a good education,” she said.

Through Universe Online, she was able to finish the last eight classes that she needed to complete her degree from an island in the South China Sea, called Lantau, located 20 minutes from Hong Kong.

For more information, please call the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

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