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THE WEEK THAT WAS: may 8, 2009

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Golf carts are prepared for the Swing-In Golf Tournament at the Republic Golf Club on Saturday.

Mission

Daily Mass
Daily Mass will be held at noon Monday through Thursday in Our Lady’s Chapel through the end of May. Daily Mass is about 30 minutes long.

Weekly Prayer
Specific prayer intentions may be e-mailed to one of the Campus Ministry staff:
alexande@uiwtx.edu, mgokelma@uiwtx.edu, villaret@uiwtx.edu

Events

Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement – With Live Streaming
There will be one Spring Baccalaureate Mass at 6 p.m. Friday, May 8 in the McDermott Convocation Center. Spring Commencement ceremonies will begin at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, May 9 in the McDermott Convocation Center. For those who can’t make it to the Commencement ceremonies on Saturday but would like to be a part of the event, visit http://support.uiwtx.edu/Homepage/webstreaming.html  to watch in real time. Streaming will start a half hour before ceremonies begin.

CLADEA International Relations Conference
The CLADEA International Relations Conference is being held in San Antonio from June 24-26. UIW is one of the host organizations. Raul Rodriguez is one of the featured guest speakers. Presenters are coming from Central and Latin America and the UAE and other international locations to present. For more information, see the conference Web site at www.cladeainternationalrelations.org/english/index.html.

Weekend Events
Please continue to encourage your students to check out the Student Center & Leadership Activities (SCLA) Web site each week for activities. Our e-newsletter, What’s the Word, shares SCLA information and our new feature of events on Friday through Sunday, Weekend at the Word. Visit www.uiw.edu/studentlife/index.htm.

Business Plan Competition Presentations
Participants of the Business Plan Competition will present their ideas to members of San Antonio’s business community and will receive feedback from successful business people. The presentations will be from noon to 3:30 p.m. May 15 in Gorman Building Rooms 209, 212 and 215. This event is open to everyone, but spaces are limited. Please RSVP to reserve your seat. For more information, to RSVP or to help out, contact Dr. Jose F. Moreno at jfmoreno@uiwtx.edu or (210) 930-8011.

Double Decker Bus Alumni Mixer
Graduates of the last decade are invited to the next Young Alumni Network Mixer on May 15 aboard an authentic 1968 Double Decker Bus from England. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. at The Lion and Rose on Sonterra Boulevard where attendees will enjoy free appetizers. The Double Decker Bus will take attendees to another Lion and Rose location, for more free appetizers. Alumni and their guests are encouraged topurchase meals and beverages at this location. To end the evening, we’ll board the bus one more time and head for the streets of downtown San Antonio, where we will enjoy the scenery. We’ll arrive back to the starting point at about 10:30 p.m. There are fewer than 20 spots left, so sign up today! For more information, visit www.uiwalumni.org/doubledecker or call (210) 829-6014.

Homecoming 2009 – Committee Members Wanted
Homecoming Week will be Oct. 25 - Nov. 1. The Homecoming football game will be Saturday, Oct. 31, with kickoff scheduled for 2 p.m. If you are interested in being on the Homecoming Committee, or have any ideas or suggestions for events, please e-mail them to alumni@uiwtx.edu. We’re already getting started on this exciting event, so sign up now!

San Antonio Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon – Start Training Now
The 2009 San Antonio Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon will be Sunday, Nov. 15, and UIW has a team who will be taking part in the Get Fit Challenge (GFC). The GFC offers a $10 discount, access to training tools and more. If you have already signed up for the event, you can still join the UIW Team and receive the discounted registration and training tools. Participants can run or walk either the half or full marathon, and there’s no pressure to finish within a certain time period. The team goal is to have everyone reach their own individual goals while bringing students, faculty, staff and alumni together to improve our health and wellness over the next six months. Training starts soon! To be part of the UIW Team, or for registration information, contact the alumni office at alumni@uiwtx.edu or (210) 829-6014.

Department News

Instructional Technology Summer Training Schedule
The Department of Instructional Technology is offering free training opportunities to faculty and staff this summer. Classes held in Mabee Library Room G16 are limited to eight participants. All other sessions are limited to 20 participants and will take place in Mabee Library Room 230. Make reservations via e-mail to: tpeak@uiwtx.edu. At least five participants must register for each session in order for the session to take place. Please contact Terry Peak if you are unable to attend a session so that he can offer your seat to someone else. Below is the summer training schedule:

Date

Course Title

Instructor(s)

Room

May 18-19
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Audio and video editing for Podcasting: Learn how to record, edit and convert a recording to Podcast format. On the second day, film and edit a short movie using Movie Maker.

 

Adela Gott

Lib G16

May 20
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Blackboard Advanced: This class will cover a more complex set of Blackboard tools:

  • Adaptive Release: Instructor tools to help students access and complete course materials sequentially or complete tasks within a designated time period.
  • Chat: Chat can keep you in touch with your students when you cannot hold office hours.
  • Wiki: Combine text, audio, video, graphics and Internet links into a single collaborative project
  • Blogging: The blog offers students an opportunity to reflect on their learning experience.

Terry Peak

Lib 230

June 1
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

CamStudio: Join Diana Young as she explains how to create, and edit a video with CamStudio software.

 

Diana Young

Lib G16

June 2-3
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Introduction to Second Life: Create an account, build an Avatar, and navigate Second Life. Phil Youngblood will share his experience teaching in the environment and present a tour of the UIW campus in Second Life

 

Ellen Clegg,
Phil Youngblood,
Terry Peak

Lib G16

June 4
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Practical Classroom and Blackboard applications for administrative staff Instructional Technology staff will be on hand to show you how to use classroom technology. Then, Terry will show you how to access and use the basic functions of Blackboard regularly used by UIW staff. 

 

Gino Segovia,
Gilbert Rendon, Lorraine Ewers,
Kevin McCollum,
Terry Peak

Lib 230

June 4
1:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Microsoft Outlook and MS Office applications for administrative staff: Tell us what you want to learn when you register.  

 

Lorraine Ewers,
Kevin McCollum,
Terry Peak

Lib 230

June 9
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Twitter: Create a Twitter page, post comments, images and links to the Internet. Dr. Pat LeMay Burr will be on hand to share how she uses Twitter in her classes.

 

Terry Peak with
Dr. Pat LeMay Burr

Lib 230

June 10
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Practical Applications for Excel: Format cells, columns, rows and worksheets, use formulas to calculate cell data, sort and filter data, and create custom workbooks.

 

Terry Peak

Lib 230

June 11
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Practical Applications for Word and PowerPoint: The Word session will explain how to format fields, headers and footers, use comments and tracking to review documents, and use Mail Merge. The PowerPoint session will teach you how to use the slide master, insert audio and video clips, and save PowerPoint in other formats such as PDF.

 

Terry Peak

Lib G16

June 16
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Survey Monkey: Learn to use Survey Monkey to craft research surveys

 

Terry Peak

Lib 230

June 17
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

SPSS This class will explain how to clean raw survey data in a spreadsheet format, modify the SPSS variables to accept the data, than run some simple tests to analyze the data.

 

Terry Peak

Lib 230

Aug. 11
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Blackboard GradeCenter Learn to use the new Blackboard 8.0 Gradebook, called GradeCenter. This session is a must for anyone who wants to take full advantage of the GradeCenter’s many new features. Afternoon sessions will be offered, if necessary.

 

Terry Peak

Lib 230

Aug. 12
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Blackboard Advanced: This class will cover a more complex set of Blackboard tools:

  • Adaptive Release: Instructor tools to help students access and complete course materials sequentially or complete tasks within a designated time period.
  • Chat: Chat can keep you in touch with your students when you cannot hold office hours.
  • Wiki: Combine text, audio, video, graphics and Internet links into a single collaborative project
  • Blogging: The blog offers students an opportunity to reflect on their learning experience.

Terry Peak

Lib 230

Aug. 13-14
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Blackboard GradeCenter Learn to use the new Blackboard 8.0 Gradebook, called GradeCenter. This session is a must for anyone who wants to take full advantage of GradeCenter’s many new features. Afternoon sessions will be offered, if necessary.

 

Terry Peak

Lib 230

Aug. 17
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Practical Classroom and Blackboard applications for administrative staff Instructional Technology staff will be on hand to show you how to use classroom technology. Then, Terry will show you how to access and use the basic functions of Blackboard regularly used by UIW staff. 

 

Gino Segovia,
Gilbert Rendon, Lorraine Ewers,
Kevin McCollum,
Terry Peak

Lib 230

Aug. 17
1:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Microsoft Outlook and MS Office applications for administrative staff: Tell us what you want to learn when you register.  

Lorraine Ewers,
Kevin McCollum,
Terry Peak

Lib 230

Community News

CTSA Reschedules Show
The McCreless Art Gallery interviewwith professor Joseph Bravo will not be shown at its regular scheduled time of 10:30 a.m. today. Instead it will be re-airing next week at the following times:

  • Monday at 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.
  • Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m.

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Students have room inspections as they move out of Dubuis Hall for the summer.

Send Your Events to PR
As the semester winds down, please don’t forget to send your upcoming event listings to the Office of Public Relations. We maintain the calendar of events on the main UIW Web site and want to be sure to include your events for the summer and fall. Send your event info, including time, date, location, name of event, and a contact for more information to Debra Del Toro at ddeltoro@uiwtx.edu. Thank you. 

2009 Senior Gift Campaign
The Office of Alumni Relations, Campus Life and the Development Office are proud to announce the launch of the 2009 Senior Gift Campaign. The campaign will run through the end of the calendar year. Graduating seniors are being asked to donate $20.09 in honor of their class year to Campus Beautification or another designation/program of their choice. Seniors will receive a commemorative token of appreciation. They will also have the opportunity to name their gift in honor of two individuals who have made a significant impact on their life. The Senior Gift homepage is www.uiwalumni.org/seniorgift. Donations to the Senior Gift can be made online or in person by cash or check at the Development Office. For more information, call (210) 829-6013. We hope you join us encouraging the Class of 2009 to participate.

Vending Opportunities
Spread the word that vending opportunities are available in the Administration Building basement and Student Center foyer. The cost of rental for one day is $35 on a first-come,first-served basis. Please share this information with your friends and neighbors. We are happy to take business cards and make initial contacts. For more information, contact Dr. Mac at Ext. 5862.

New Logos is Available
The May edition of the Logos is available online at http://www.uiw.edu/logos/documents/may2009onlinesmall.pdf.

Faculty Focus

Piper Professor
Sr. Dorothy Ettling, CCVI, Ph.D., professor in the Dreeben School of Education, has been selected a Piper Professor of 2009 by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation. Each year every university, college and community college in Texas nominates one faculty person for a Piper award.Only 15 are selected each year, and Sr. Dot’s award is our first in at least five years.Congratulations, Sr. Dot!

UIW Panelists
Rolla Alaydi, UIW Arabic teacher from Palestine, and Rachel Walsh, UIW Hebrew teacher from Israel, were featured panelists in "Building Bridges: A Catholic Conference on Peace in the Holy Land" co-sponsored by Catholic Relief Services, Oblate School of Theology, and the Pilgrim Center of Hope with keynote speaker Most Reverend Elias Chacour, Archbishop of Galilee.

Lay-Speaking Course
Sr. Martha Ann Kirk taughtpart of the United Methodist Church South Texas District Advanced Certified Lay Speaking Course on the Bible on April 4 in Victoria, Texas. The focus was on literature in the two centuries before Christ, which is considered as canonical for Catholics, but as enriching Apocrypha by Protestants.

To share your news with the UIW community, send your announcements and accomplishments to Ashley Festa at festa@uiwtx.edu.

High Schools

Incarnate Word High School

  • May 15: Awards Day at 6 p.m., IWHS McGowen Gymnasium
  • May 19: STUCIO Faculty Dinner at 6 p.m., location TBA
  • May 20: Sports Banquet at 6 p.m., UIW Rosenberg SkyRoom
  • May 21: Ring Ceremony at 5 p.m., UIW Chapel of the Incarnate Word
  • May 22: Changing of the Chairs at 1 p.m., IWHS McGowen Gymnasium
  • May 24: Graduation at 10 a.m., UIW McDermott Convocation Center
  • May 27: Department Chair Luncheon at 1 p.m., location TBA
  • May 29: End of Year Luncheon at 12:30 p.m., IWHS Mt. Erin Alumnae Hall

SACHS Pre-Registration
St. Anthony Catholic High School is now pre-registering students for the 2009-2010 academic year. Contact Bart Zavaletta, Director of Enrollment, at 210-832-5632 or zavalett@uiwtx.edu

IWHS Summer Camps
IWHS will be holding various summer camps for girls.  For more information go to: http://www.incarnatewordhs.org/athletics/Camps/SummerCampFlyer_09.pdf

Miscellaneous

Upcoming Athletics Events
Click here for the UIW athletics schedule.

Brainpower Summer Camp
St. Peter Prince of the Apostles Catholic School is holding a summer camp from June 8 – Aug. 7. This camp is for students ages 3-12. Prices and times vary. For details contact Kirsch Wilberg at (210) 845-3706 or kirschw@sbcglobal.net.