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THE WEEK THAT WAS: may 15, 2009

Photo of the Week

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Joe Vasquez, UIW’s assistant Web manager, joins other Spring 2009 graduates as they walk in the processional to the McDermott Convocation Center. Congratulations, graduates!

Mission

Weekly Reflection
For this week's Campus Ministry message by Trevor Alexander visit: www.uiw.edu/campusministry.

Noon Mass
Mass will be celebrated at noon Monday through Thursday in Our Lady’s Chapel through the end of May.Daily Mass is about 30 minutes long. Please be advised: There will be no noon mass May 18-20.

May 2008 Baccalaureate Homily
The homily for this spring’s Baccalaureate is available at http://www.uiw.edu/campusministry/index.htm.

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

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. Please RSVP to Dr. Jose F. Moreno at jfmoreno@uiwtx.edu or (210) 930-8011.

Weekend Events
Please continue to encourage your students to check out the Student Center & Leadership Activities (SCLA) Web site each week for activities. Visit www.uiw.edu/studentlife/index.htm.

Summer Science Institute
The UIW Summer Science Institute (high school on-campus science camp) will be from Monday, June 8 through Friday, June 19. For more information, contact Gil Gomez at gomez@uiwtx.edu or (210) 283-5010. You can also contact the School of Math, Science and Engineering at (210) 829-3148.

Cardinal Basketball Camp
Day camps for children ages 6-18 run June 29-July 3 and July 6-10. All UIW faculty members get 10 percent off the registration cost.Lunches will NOT be provided. Please bring a sack lunch. Concessions will be available. For more information, e-mail Assistant Coach Brian Curtis at bcurtis@uiwtx.edu.

Full-Day Camp
Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to noon
Registration cost is $165.
Family Cost:
2 Campers: $150 per camper
3 Campers: $140 per camper

Half-Day Camp
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. to noon
Registration cost is $110.
Family Cost:
2 Campers: $100 per camper
3 Campers: $95 per camper

Two-week all-day special: $250
Two-week half-day special: $160

Campus Visit Day
UIW Campus Visit Day begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16 in the library auditorium.

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.

CLASS FULL

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

Notice from Campus Police – Click it or Ticket
From May 18 – 31, the Click It or Ticket enforcement mobilization is returning to our state. Both locally and nationwide, police will be fully mobilized and on the lookout for those not following state seat belt laws, with a special emphasis on nighttime enforcement. If you are stopped without your seat belt buckled, you will face a ticket and a fine. Our campus police force will be patrolling to ensure all drivers are wearing their seatbelts.

Although seat belt use is required in any company vehicle, it is just as important to also buckle up in your personal vehicle when you’re off the clock. Crashes happen, but you can protect yourself and your family with seat belts. Wearing a safety belt is the easiest way to reduce the risk of death or injury in a crash, whether you’re the driver or a passenger. In 2007, seat belts saved an estimated 15,147 lives! You may have the money to pay the fine, but can you afford the consequences if you’re in a crash?

Click It or Ticket — day and night.

Marching Cardinal Band
Encourage students who are interesting in learning about the new UIW Marching Cardinal Band tojoin us at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 2 in Palestrina Hall (2nd floor of the Fine Arts Building). They can discover the many opportunities to showcase your musical talents as a student at UIW! To RSVP, call (210) 805-1244.

Special UIW Summer Fitness Program
Learn how to gain a level of fitness you have never experienced before. CROSSFIT is broad, general, and inclusive so anyone can participate! CROSSFIT is constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movements that can maximize fitness potential! Improve your cardio/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy. The fee for all three months is $250. For more information, visit http://www.elite-crossfit.com/ or call (210) 710-2248. The schedule is below:

June 1- August 28, Monday through Friday:

  • 6-7 a.m.*
  • Noon-1 p.m.
  • 6-7 p.m.*

*Spaces are limited

Summer Dining Hours – Time Change
Marian Hall will be open for the summer, and all other dining locations will be closed. The hours will be:

Monday- Friday
Breakfast: 7 - 9 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday
Brunch:11 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Dinner: 5 - 6:30 p.m.

Bookstore Hours
The summer hours for the bookstore are Monday-Friday from8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Students and administrators from the TRiO Student Success program and the McNair Scholars program have collected gifts for people in transitional housing units.

The TRiO Programs Community Service Project has been an overwhelming success. Coffee mugs with gift items were delivered to transitional housing units around San Antonio on May 1.  We would like to thank all of the people on campus who donated to this project. Our goal is to continue with this endeavor in the fall. We will be happy to accept coffee mugs, small toiletries, tea bags, or any other small items you would like to collect and donate to this on-going community service project  Items can be delivered to the Administration Building Rooms 225 and 120.  Thank you again from TRiO Student Success and McNair Scholars programs.

CTSA Reschedules Show
The McCreless Art Gallery interviewwith professor Joseph Bravo will be re-airing on “Day to Day with Lainie Karam” on CTSA (channel 15 on Time Warner) this week at the following times:

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

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. 

Recycling Report
Congratulations UIW! We received a certificate of recognition from Greenstar for Recycling Excellence during 2008.We collected 23 tons of recyclables and conserved the following resources: 891 trees, 366,923 gallons of water, 214,912 kilowatt hours of energy, 3,145 pounds of air pollution, and 173 cubic yards of landfill space.

Faculty Focus

Committee Members Selected
Dr. Cyndi Wilson Porter, vice president for extended academic programs, has been selected to be a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Advisory Committee. Rita Russ, dean of the Virtual University, has been selected to be a member of the GoArmyEd Advisory Committee.Congratulations!

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Sr. Martha Ann Kirk and Dr. Jessica Kimmel were among 10,000 people awaiting Pope Benedict XVI at the Bethlehem Peace Center in Manger Square where he prayed and encouraged Palestinians to keep alive the "flame of hope" for a "sovereign Palestinian homeland in the land of your forefathers, secure and at peace with its neighbors, within internationally recognized borders." They will be in the Middle East until the end of July.

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

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.

Condolences
Our sympathy & prayers go to the following:

  • Paul Algueseva III (BA ’85) & family on the recent loss of his mother, Cecilia Y. Algueseva.
  • Pauline Bienek & family on the recent loss of her daughter, Sr. Geraldine Bienek, CSSF (BA ’80).
  • Larry & Kathleen (BA ’76) Beierle & family on the recent loss of his brother, Ezra Alfred Beierle.
  • Ruth Eilene Sullivan (former UIW Board of Trustees Chair, UIW friend) & family on the recent loss of her brother, James David Butler.
  • The family of Mary Frances Kuhn Caswell (MA ’71) on her recent death.
  • Gloria Clayton (IWHS Director of Campus Ministry) & family on the recent loss of her mother, Jeannette M. Cote.
  • Dolores Garate and Sr. Rosa Maria Icaza, CCVI (IWHS ’46, ALND ’46) on the recent loss of Maria Del Carmen Gomez de Medrazo (BA ’55).
  • The family of Eva Faye Gonsalves (BA’70) on her recent death.
  • Philip J. & Josephine John & family on the recent loss of his mother, Elizabeth Sheehy John (BA ’39).
  • Tom & Melinda (UIW Fashion Management faculty) Adams & family on the recent loss of her mother, Marilyn Knapp.
  • Joseph & Geraldine Metzger & family on the recent loss of his brother, Oscar Francis Metzger (UIW friend).
  • Cristal Valerie Smith (IWHS ’88, BA ’92) on the recent loss of her mother, Johnnie Louise Watkins Smith (BSN ’59).
  • Michael Tallon (UIW HAAS faculty) & family on the recent loss of his father, Eugene Michael Tallon.
  • The family of Stephen Paul Taylor (UIW friend) on his recent death.
  • Jacques R. Villere (BA ’81) & family on the recent loss of his father, Sidney D. Villere.
  • Stephen E. Wilson (UIW former CIO) & family on the recent loss of his wife, Mary Lynne Wilson.