UIW School of Extended Studies to Offer Online Paralegal Certificate

San Antonio – A career in the legal field is within your reach. Everyone knows that law firms hire paralegals, but did you know that the same skills are used in other industries?

In as short as 14 weeks you can be qualified for a rewarding new job in the following industries:

•  Banks
•  Insurance agencies
•  Real estate companies
•  Legal clinics
•  Courts
•  Government agencies
•  Charitable organizations
•  Accounting and engineering firms
•  Title companies
•  Construction companies
•  Legal aid offices
•  Automobile dealerships   

The University of the Incarnate Word – School of Extended Studies is offering online classes to students and community members in San Antonio to earn a Paralegal Certificate.

Highlights of this nationally acclaimed program include:

  • Attorney and paralegal ethics
  • Techniques of jury selection and the jury selection process
  • How to prepare legal documents including demand letters, pleadings, discovery documents, motions and memos
  • Significant elements of the substantive law of torts, contracts
  • The important rules of civil procedure and evidence
  • How to conduct legal research and learn how to use the 4 most effective legal research tools found in virtually every law library
  • How to conduct legal analysis and perform legal problem solving
  • How to conduct computerized legal research used extensively in law offices throughout the country.
  • Proper and effective legal writing style
  • How to begin your job search and perhaps begin a freelance paralegal business after your education

Classes start March 10, 2014. For more information and registration, please visit www.adcap.uiw.edu/cls or call 1-800-522-7737.

CONTACT:    Margaret Garcia, associate director public relations, (210) 422-4052, mlgarci2@uiwtx.edu or Director of Marketing & Recruitment, Extended Academic Programs Julie H. Weber at (210) 832-5631 or by email at jweber@uiwtx.edu

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UIW Presents 11th Annual Red Dress Event & Health Fair

San Antonio – The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is proud to present the 11th Annual Red Dress Event & Health Fair, Monday, Feb. 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in UIW’s Marian Hall Ballroom.  (Visit www.uiw.edu/map for location.)

This annual event promotes cardiac health in women and features fashions designed by UIW students.  The event boasts a variety of special activities and exhibits while providing information on the importance of maintaining a heart healthy lifestyle.

The annual Red Dress Health Fair is held each year in support of the American Heart Association and their Go Red campaign. The event is free and open to the public.  For more information visit www.uiw.edu

Contact:  Margaret Garcia, UIW associate director of public relations, (210) 829-6001, mlgarci2@uiwtx.edu


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UIW Celebrates the “Year of the Horse”

Join UIW’s Institute of World Cultures in celebrating the 2014 Asian New Year – the Year of the Horse, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., in Marian Hall Ballroom. (#28 on the campus map www.uiw.edu/map)

Brilliant performances and activities showcase the many diverse cultures found in Asia, and participants can immerse themselves in a festival atmosphere with Asian food and booths. All are invited to this annual celebration!

The UIW International Program’s Institute of World Cultures sponsors the university’s Asian New Year celebration each year.  This annual celebration provides a feeling of home to the diverse Asian population attending the university while showcasing Asian culture to the local community.

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UIW to host Cardinal Dance Marathon; Dancing for kids who can’t

San Antonio – Join UIW’s Mission & Ministry, from 4 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Feb. 1, for the 2014 Cardinal Dance Marathon (CDM) and dance for kids who can’t.  This unique and exciting tradition is dedicated to raising awareness and funds to serve the families of the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, a member of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

The Cardinal Dance Marathon is an eight- hour Dance Marathon hosted by UIW Mission & Ministry to raise money and awareness for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Students will remain on their feet for the entirety of the event in solidarity with nurses who work long shifts and in honor of those children who can’t.

On February 1, 2014, our day filled with dancing, games, performances, and touching moments as we hear from some of our Miracle Families. Tickets are only $15 and include food, a free t-shirt and live entertainment by Sarah Centeno. For details visit www.uiw.edu/ministry and click on Cardinal Dance Marathon.

Cardinal Dance Marathon include UIW Mission and Ministry, California Pizza Kitchen, Kappa Sigma UIW Rho-Upsilon Chapter #359, Bark SA, Tex Best Travel Centers/ Red Pepper Deli, Alamo Tees, Palm Beach Tan and the San Antonio Angel of Hope Foundation. Other participating sponsors include Chipotle, Yogurt Zone, Hofbrau at Quarry, Trader Joes, Joseph’s Bakery, Panera Bread, Zoë’s Kitchen, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Stone Werks, J. Alexander’s, Joes Crab Shack, Chili’s, EZ’s, Piranha Sushi, Grimaldi’s, Follett Bookstore and UIW Health Services.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raise funds for 170 children’s hospitals across North America.  These donations support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care. Children’s Miracle Network hospitals are there 24 hours a day to help children of all ages and backgrounds overcome disease and injury.  They also work to prevent disease and injury through research, education and outreach programs keeping millions of children out of the hospital each year.

CONTACT:    Margaret Garcia, associate director public relations, (210) 422-4052, mlgarci2@uiwtx.edu

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“Who Cares About Kelsey?” A panel presentation & discussion with filmmaker Dan Habib

San Antonio –  The University of the Incarnate Word’s (UIW) Department of Psychology and Dreeben School of Education, in collaboration with the Bexar County Department of Community Resources presents “Serving and Supporting Students with Mental Health Issues, their Families, & Schools,” from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18 in UIW’s Marian Hall Ballroom.

Co-sponsored by Bexar County Department of Community Resources and UIW, this free event will present a screening of the documentary film “Who Cares About Kelsey?” and a panel presentation with filmmaker, Dan Habib, as well as community counselors and educators about Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, a school community-based program for encouraging adaptive, pro-social behaviors among students. The program initiates a new county and university collaboration to assist educators in better serving the needs of children who have mental illness and their families.

Habib, creator of Who Cares About Kelsey? is the Filmmaker in Residence at the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire. His films have been screened at universities, national conferences and independent theatres, and have been used as a catalyst for inclusive education across the country and internationally.  Who Cares About Kelsey? was recently featured in Education Week and has been screened at 10 film festivals, winning “Best Feature Film” at the Lights. Camera. Help. Film Festival. In 2012, Habib received the Champion of Human and Civil Rights Award from the National Education Association, and in 2013 he received the Justice for All Grassroots Award from the American Association of People with Disabilities.

This event is free and open to the public. Continuing education units are available for teachers and mental health professionals. To register and for more information visit http://uiw-kelseyscreening.weebly.com/.

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