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THE WEEK THAT WAS: July 2, 2010

Photo of the Week

Dr. Arcelia Johnson-Fannin and other pharmacy employees danced for joy at the celebration honoring the Feik School of Pharmacy’s recent accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.


Our Lady’s Chapel Mass Services
All are welcome.

  • Noon, Monday – Thursday. Less than 30 minutes in consideration of those on their lunch hour
  • Spanish Mass at noon on Fridays
  • Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m.
  • Sunday Mass at 8 p.m.
  • Liturgy of the Hours evening prayer at 5 p.m. every Wednesday


Dr. Angela McPherson Williams, Tiffany Aleman and Chaye Pena of the Campus Life staff met with Jorge F. Salcedo (second from left), from Universidad de Monterrey, to share ideas about how his university’s Student Government Association is run.

SGA President Stephen Lucke and two international students from the Universidad de Monterrey participated in the National Refugee Day at St. Francis Church. National Refugee Day is a celebration of refugees around the world. The young women are attending summer school at UIW.

Bible Study to Honor Veterans
There will be a USA-Veterans’ Bible study from noon to 12:30 p.m. Friday, July 2 in the library auditorium. Afterward, there will be hot dogs and watermelon in Dubuis Hall lounge. Bill Mulcahy will lead a special meeting honoring God and the nation instead of the regular study of Luke. All veterans are offered a special invitation to attend. Everyone is welcome.

The Four Seasons Wedding Showcase
The Rosenberg Sky Room will hold a Four Seasons Wedding Showcase from 1- 5 p.m. Sunday, July 11 in the Sky Room. This spectacular event will present San Antonio’s top professional designers, who will showcase their work on a particular season. Each season will have an exclusive San Antonio caterer offering exquisite food and dishes. Soon-to-be brides are offered a special invitation, but everyone is welcome to attend this free event. For more information, contact the office of the Rosenberg Sky Room at (210) 805-5805.

Upcoming Alumni Events

  • Alumni Employee Margarita Tasting – In advance of the July 22 Luau and Margarita tasting event for alumni, Alumni Relations needs help from alumni employees to select which margarita recipe will advance to the final round of judging! Join us at 5 p.m. Monday, July 12 in the Brackenridge Villa to sample the margaritas made from the recipes submitted by your colleagues and help us decide which is the tastiest frozen concoction! RSVP to Rick Smith ’09 MAA at
  • Tickets available for “Dinosaurs Unearthed” – The Department of Alumni Relations has tickets available at a group rate for admission into the Witte Museum and for their special exhibit, “Dinosaurs Unearthed.” Join UIW alumni and their families for this self-guided tour at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 24 at the museum. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $4 for children. For more information and to register, go to or contact Rick Smith ’09 MAA at
  • Tickets available for Natural Bridge Caverns – The Department of Alumni Relations has a few tickets remaining for the “Discovery Tour” at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7 at Natural Bridge Caverns. Tickets, which include lunch, cost $15 for adults and $13 for children. For more information and to register, go to or contact Rick Smith ’09 MAA at

Upcoming Athletics Events
Click here for the UIW athletics schedule.

Department News

UIW Prep Agreement
UIW Prep and Instituto de Miguel Angel, a CCVI school in Mexico City, agreed June 16 to enroll more than 200 high school students into our new virtual high school, UIW Prep. Students will begin classes in August.

Get Blackboard 9.1 Training Schedule
The Department of Instructional Technology will be offering a variety of training opportunities during June and August. Visit to review the schedule of sessions. All sessions will be held in room G16 of the Media Center. Registration is limited to eight participants per session. Register by e-mailing Terry Peak at

Community News

UIW in the News
Incarnate Word joins Lone Star Conference

SACHS in the News
New principal announcement: En breve: Guadalupe celebrates 30th anniversary with Los Lobos

Instructors Wanted for China Incarnate Word
UIW International, an affiliate of UIW, is recruiting a limited number of instructors to teach at China Incarnate Word in Guangzhou, a city of 8 million located about two hours from Hong Kong. This position is for employment with UIW International, an affiliate. Instructors are needed to teach courses in English, business, journalism, communications, history and accounting. Applicants must have a master’s degree and 18 graduate hours in the teaching field to which they are applying. Benefits include salary, travel expenses, housing (apartment), meals and a training program. Departure date to China will be in late August 2010. Interested applicants should send a résumé or CV by e-mail to Osman Ozturgut at or by fax to (210) 805-5701. To view job description, qualifications and to apply online, visit UIW International is an equal opportunity employer.

Holiday Weekend Food Service Schedule
Marian Hall
Open Saturday through Monday, July 3-5
Lunch 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Dinner 5-7 p.m.
Normal business hours resume Tuesday, July 6.

ICC and Hortencia’s will be closed July 3-5
Normal business hours resume Tuesday, July 6.

Call for Papers on Social Justice
Verbum Incarnatum is an annual publication devoted to the exploration of issues relating to social justice. For the 2010 publication, the editors welcome papers from any discipline that address issues concerning race, class or gender and social justice. Previous issues have explored ethics and social justice, U.S. politics and social justice and health care and social justice. Manuscripts must follow APA style and are due no later than Nov. 1. Submit both an electronic and hard copies to Sabrina Koll at 4301 Broadway, CPO #1219, San Antonio, TX 78209. For more information, contact Koll at

Faculty Focus

Conference Presentation
Sr. Martha Ann Kirk will present “Promoting the Common Good through Intercultural Understanding and Interfaith Dialogue: A Study of Using Online International Exchanges with University Students in the U.S., Egypt, and the United Arab Emarates” at the International Conference on Multiculturalism and Global Community in Tehran, Iran, from July 24-28. The conference is sponsored by the Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies, Iranian National Commission for UNESCO and the  IRIB University. She will go on to Iraq from July 29 – Aug. 13 for a research project called “Hope and Healing: Stories from Kurdish Iraq Where Persons Inspired by Fethullah Gülen Have Been Serving” funded by the Gülen Institute at the School of Social Work at the University of Houston--Clear Lake. The project involves visiting schools of the Fezalar Educational Institution.

Dr. John Velasquez (right), associate professor of psychology, and Bianca Velasquez (from left), Jenna Chagoya, Josephine Martinez, Megan Ortiz, Desiree Cervantes, UIW psychology students, presented a case study at the Inaugural Research Conference of the American Psychological Association, Division 45: The Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues. The conference was held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The title of their presentation was “Battling Spiritual Demons and Violent Trauma with Prolonged Exposure Therapy.” The presentation is the culmination of two years of work on a clinical case at the Presa Community Center while the students were UIW psychology interns. Velasquez also served as a reader for the College Board and Educational Testing Services (ETS) during the annual Advanced Placement Reading, held in Kansas City, MO from June 9-16. He was selected for his teaching experience and skill with the introductory psychology course. Readers grade essays written by high school students in the AP Psychology course who are seeking psychology credit for the introduction to psychology course. This is his 10th year to serve as an ETS reader.

To share your news with the UIW community, send your announcements and accomplishments to Ashley Festa at  

High Schools

IWHS sophomore Sarah Rodriguez gets ready to perform at a recent synchro event.

Student to represent USA at World Junior Championships
IWHS sophomore Sarah Rodriguez has secured a spot on the USA Synchro Team in the 13 to 15 year age group. She will compete at the 2010 World Junior Championships, the highest level of junior competition in the world, this August in Indianapolis. In September, she will compete in Peru at the Pan American Age Group Synchronized Swimming Championships. She is set to graduate from IWHS in 2013 and hopes to spend the three years after graduation training for the 2016 Olympic Games. Once that goal is met she plans to enter college and study forensic pathology.

New SACHS Principal
St. Anthony Catholic High School welcomes Rene Escobedo as its new principal. Escobedo began his career in education at Holy Cross High School. During his eight-year tenure, he served as a teacher, head coach for track and field, director of campus ministry and finally as vice principal.  He also taught within the San Antonio Independent School District and most recently served as vice principal within the Northside Independent School District at the Northside Alternative Middle School North Campus. Escobedo is a graduate of Our Lady of the Lake University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in sociology.  He also holds a master’s in education from UTSA and is working toward a doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies from UTSA.

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Brainpower Summer Camp
Join St. Peter Prince of Apostles for a fun summer adventure through Aug. 6. Each week, students will also encounter many age appropriate activities based on the weekly theme. This camp is for students age 18 months – 10 years old. For more information, visit and click on the summer camp link, or contact Kirsch Wilbergat (210) 845-3706 or

DVD Rentals
Use the promotion code 12345 to get a DVD rental at 50 percent off the first night at the kiosk in Marian Hall. The code will be valid for the rest of the year.

Our prayers and sympathy go to:

  • Jesus Alvarado & family on the recent loss of his wife, Estela H. Alvarado (BSN ’73).
  • Juliette Broggi (IWHS ’47) & family on the recent loss of her sister-in-law, Patricia “Pat” Atkins.
  • Vernie D. Bodden Jr. & family on the recent loss of his wife, Robbie Adams Bodden (IWHS ’64, UNDCL ’68).
  • Charlotte Klein Colyer & family on the recent loss of her son, Kirk Klein Colyer (BA ’80).
  • Elmer Crumrine & family on the recent loss of his wife, Ernestine Eileen Savage Crumrine (Santa Rosa School of Nursing ’49).
  • Gloria Dabdoub & family on the recent loss of her daughter, Carol Lynn Dabdoub (BA ’78, MA ’81).
  • Melany Pope (UIW EAP Business Office Coordinator) & family on the recent loss of her father, Leon Gerlich.
  • William Fallwell & family on the recent loss of his aunt, Agnes Marie Fallwell Greer (Santa Rosa School of Nursing).
  • Abby & Bruce Harding & family on the recent loss of their son, Price Byron Harding (UIW student).
  • The family of Clare Notzon Heinen (BA ’41) on her recent death.
  • Shirley & Paul (BA ’73) Jurek & family on the recent loss of his father, Alvin J. Jurek.
  • The family of Col. Albert J. Kirsling (UIW friend) on his recent death.
  • Carolyn & Joseph Labatt (UIW friends) on the recent loss of his mother, Gloria Bramlette Labatt (UIW friend).
  • Laura & Morgan Matson (UIW friends) on the recent loss of his father, James “Jim” Monroe Matson.
  • Ann (IWHS ’50, B. of Music ’54) & Blasé Pantuso on the recent loss of his sister, Lucille G. Pantuso.
  • George Rodriguez (BBA ’89) & family on the recent loss of his wife, Angelita Febus Rodriguez (BBA ’88).
  • The family of Lucie Starr Grider Schwartz (BA ’42) on her recent death.
  • Sr. Mary Brian Sherry, CCVI (BSN ’50) & family on the recent loss of her brother, Patrick Sherry.
  • Susan (UIW HAAS Faculty) & Abelardo (Former UIW Faculty) Trevino on the recent loss of his mother, Gloria C. Trevino.
  • Dr. Pat (Former UIW VP/International Affairs) & Charles Watkins on the recent loss of his sister, Edna M. Watkins.
  • The family of Joan Brown Winter (IWHS ’40) on her recent death.