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THE WEEK THAT WAS: oct 7, 2011

Photo of the Week

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Pictured (L-R) UIW President Dr. Louis Agnese, and Charlie Amato, chairman of the UIW Board of Trustees, honor Dr. Dianna Tison for 40 years of service at UIW. The 18th annual Incarnate Word Heritage Day Employee Recognition Ceremony was held Wednesday, Oct. 5th in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. The university recognized full-time employees with 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 40 years of service.

Mission

Our Lady’s Chapel Services

All are welcome.

  • Noon Mass, Monday – Thursday. Less than 30 minutes
  • 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 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation - 11:30 a.m. Fridays

Mass of the Holy Spirit will be held at noon, Friday, Oct. 7,in Our Lady's Chapel.

Events

“Jack and Jill: A Romance”
The Department of Theatre Arts presents “Jack and Jill: A Romance,” beginning 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 at the Cheever Downstage Theatre. Additional performance dates include 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8; 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9; 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13; 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14; and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. For more information, contact Chrissie Young at 210-829-3800 or at theatre@uiwtx.edu.

School of Pharmacy Annual White Coat Ceremony
The Feik School of Pharmacy Annual White Coat Ceremony will be held from 1:30-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 in the Rosenberg Sky Room. The annual event marks the commitment of new pharmacy students to the rigors of the curriculum, and tenants of the profession they are studying. Seating is limited. For more information, contact TJ Williams at 210-883-1000 or at tjwillia@uiwtx.edu.

Changes in the Roman Missal – Text and Music
Sunday, Nov. 27 will mark the beginning of Advent and the implementation of the new Roman Missal for the Catholic Church in English speaking countries. Come learn the text and some of the musical responses that will be used at UIW. Fr. Tom Dymowski, Bill Gokelman, and David Kaufman will lead the presentation. The workshop will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 at Our Lady’s Chapel. It will begin with a light lunch, and the presentation will follow. For more information on attending, contact Beth Villarreal at 210-829-3128 or at villaret@uiwtx.edu.

Tools and Resources for Collaborative Learning
In an interactive session, Dr. Stephanie Grote-Garcia of the Dreeben School of Education will demonstrate the use of Facebook, Google documents, www.livebinders.com, and www.crocdocs.com, as resources for collaborative learning. Participants will have the opportunity to explore these resources to and collaborate with other faculty members. The session will be held from noon to 1:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10 in the library, room 230. For more information, contact Susan Hall at 210-283-5030 or at hall@uiwtx.edu.

Fundamentals of a Successful Business Plan Workshop
This workshop is the first of two workshops the H-E-B School of Business and Administration, and the UTSA Small Business Development Center are offering for the UIW community. Students will learn the fundamentals of a business plan, which will give students the tools to write effective business plans. The first workshop will be held from 3-5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10 in GB 209. RSVP requested, as space is limited. Registered participants in the 2011 Business Plan Competition will receive first priority. For more information or to RSVP, contact Dr. Scott D. Roberts at 210-832-2141 or sdroberts@uiwtx.edu.

Disabilities Awareness Month Kick-Off
Join the student organization Walk, Roll, and Read in celebrating Disabilities Awareness Month. The kick-off event will feature six organizations with information about accessibility, disabilities, and will provide a number of volunteer opportunities. Visit booths from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10 at Westgate Circle, and get your photo taken with the VIA mascots Buddy and Buster from 10:15-10:30 a.m. For more information, contact Rachel Cywinski at Cywinski@student.uiwtx.edu.

Ins and Outs of Composing a Literature Review
Graduate students are invited to attend the “Writing a Literature Review” workshop from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 in the Mabee Library Auditorium. The workshop is designed to help students understand the purpose, structure and process of composing a literature review. For more information, contact Dr. David Ortiz at 210-283-6454 or at gsc@uiwtx.edu.

Highlights and Insights from Pope Benedict XVI’s Encyclical Charity in Truth
Dr. Timothy Milinovich, UIW Religious Studies faculty member, will explore the relevance of this papal document in Not a “Different” Kind of Gospel: Highlights and Insights from Pope Benedict XVI’s Encyclical Charity in Truth from 3-4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 in the Library Auditorium. Milinovich is the author of “Revelation and Sacred Scripture: A Primary Source Reader” and “Now is the Day of Salvation: An Audience-Oriented Study of 2 Corinthians 5:16 - 6:2.” He holds an MA in Bible from Yale Divinity School, and a PhD in Biblical Studies from The Catholic University of America.  For more information, contact Milinovich at 210-283-5051.

Department News

“The University of the Incarnate Word Pharmacy Review”
The Feik School of Pharmacy would like to inform the UIW community of its new journal, “The University of the Incarnate Word Pharmacy Review.” The journal is modeled after the law review, a journal common to most schools of law. “The UIW Pharmacy Review,” will be a product of student editors. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.5, and possess many skills in addition to a high academic ranking. Importantly, becoming a student editor conveys a prestige far higher than any single accomplishment earned at FSOP. The Feik School of Pharmacy would like to welcome the inaugural editorial board of The UIW Pharmacy Review P4 Ronda Wenzel, editor-in-chief; P4 Rachel Pittman, executive editor; P4 Lauren Hernandez, editor; P4 Lindsay Thurman, editor; P3 Sara Elizondo, editor; P3 Andrea Roldan, editor; Dr. Jason Cota, faculty advisor; Dr. Cheryl Horlen, faculty advisor; Dr. Eli Phillips, faculty advisor; and Dr. William Linn, faculty advisor. Volume 1 Issue 1 of “The UIW Pharmacy Review,” will be published Dec. 2011, and issue 2 will be published in May 2012. Interested P2 and P3 students may apply to become an editor in early spring 2012. If you have any questions regarding “The UIW Pharmacy Review,” please contact a faculty advisor.

International Education Week
The International Affairs team is hosting International Education Week (IEW) Nov. 14-18. International Education Week, celebrated worldwide, is an exciting event in which faculty, administrators, students, and outside international organizations/non-profits have an opportunity to showcase their international knowledge, research, skills, and artistic abilities. International Affairs encourages faculty to include an activity, lecture or a topic regarding an international issue in the classroom. To submit a proposal for an event and to be included in the IEW Program, provide the seminar/event title with a brief description and date/time to Jose Martinez. Deadline for entries is October 28. For more information, contact Jose Martinez at jfmartin@uiwtx.edu or (210) 805-5705.

Community News

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In celebration of Heritage Week, University Mission and Ministry held “Afternoon Tea and Conversation with the Sisters,” on Oct. 6. UIW faculty, staff, and students met and visited with some of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word.

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Pictured (L-R) McNair Scholars Shannon Samples and Carmen Cortázar at the 2nd Annual Claremont Graduate University McNair Scholars Research Conference, held Sept. 30 to Oct. 1. Activities at the conference included a tour of the Claremont Village and a trip to Rancho Cucamonga. Samples’ presentation was mentored by Dr. Alison Whittemore, and was titled Cost-efficient Roof Renovations. Cortázar, mentored by Dr. Michael Frye, presented her research titled The Application of Genetic Algorithms to Artificial Life.

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The UIW Student Nurses Association (SNA) sent five representatives to the Texas Nurses Student Association (TNSA) Council of Schools convention on September 23 and 24. Representatives from UIW included pictured (L-R) Jaime Vasquez, UIW SNA and Student Government Association representative; Cassandra Haley, UIW SNA President; Casey Escamilla, UIW SNA Treasurer; Emily Burnett, Texas State Secretary-Treasurer for SNA; and Javier Altamirano, UIW faculty advisor.

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Sr. Martha Ann Kirk shares holy water with pets at the annual Blessing of the Animals held Oct. 4 in Lourdes Grotto. Pictured (L-R) Sr. Sally Mitchell, and Mickey Agnese with dogs Kent and Zoe, took part in the event.

UIW Recalls its Heritage and Mission
Training nurses for Santa Rosa Hospital and teachers for their schools eventually led the Incarnate Word Sisters to establish a Catholic high school and college open to young women from South Texas and Mexico.

Free tickets for UIW Faculty, Staff and their Families for Oct. 15 football game
UIW Athletics is happy to announce a special offer for UIW faculty, staff and their families for the Saturday, October 15 football game vs. Texas A&M Kingsville. By showing your UIW ID at the ticket window on game day, you and your family will receive complimentary admission, and a voucher for a free concession item and beverage. No reservations are necessary. For more information, contact Kevin Rubel at (210) 829-6048 or rubel@uiwtx.edu.

View the 2011 UIW State of the University Address
UIW President Dr. Lou Agnese presented his annual “State of the University” address to university employees and community members on Tuesday, Sept. 20 in Marian Hall Ballroom. Click on the link to view: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9fVvd5PCVg.

“Empowering Women through Water – One Village at a Time”
Dr. Patricia Lieveld, professor in the Feik School of Pharmacy, will present "Empowering Women through Water – One Village at a Time,” from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, October 13 in the Mabee Library Auditorium. The lecture focuses on Lieveld’s work on developing water resources in Africa. The event is sponsored by the National Endowment of the Humanities and is a part of the “Water and Culture” speaker series. For more information, contact Dr. Matthias Schubnell at schubnel@uiwtx.edu.

Breast Cancer Awareness
UIW student organization, S.T.A.R.S., will be hosting a Breast Cancer Awareness event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24 at Westgate Circle. They will have snacks and facts promoting breast cancer awareness. For more information, contact Samantha Buentello at 830-776-1993 or at smbuente@student.uiwtx.edu.

Arts and Crafts from Around the World
Meet newcomers to the city and buy beautiful arts and crafts at “Arts and Crafts from Around the World” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 at Marian Hall. The Refugee Resettlement Program welcomes all from the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. The event will be hosted by Dr. Lopita Nath in collaboration with the Catholic Charities Refugees Resettlement Program, UIW alumna Linda Salem of the Center for Refugee Services, and UIW students participating in President Obama’s Interfaith Service Challenge. For more information, contact Nath at 210-832-2187 or at nath@uiwtx.edu.

Trunk or Treat
Join UIW Alumni Relations and Trunk or Treat! This free, fun, and safe event will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 on the UIW campus at the tennis court parking lot across from the Natatorium. There are two ways to participate – you can either sign up to “Trunk” or you can “Treat.” If you Trunk, you are signing up to bring your family, friends, and kids all dressed up to go trunk to trunk collecting candy and treats from other alumni. If you Treat, you are signing up for a parking spot where you can bring your decorated car trunk and hand out treats and candy from your car’s trunk to future Cardinals. You can be as creative as you want. For more information, contact Steve Hemphill at 210-805-3595 or hemphill@uiwtx.edu. You may also RSVP at www.uiwalumni.org/trunkortreat.

Faculty Focus

Tools and Resources for Collaborative Learning
In an interactive session, Dr. Stephanie Grote-Garcia of the Dreeben School of Education will demonstrate the use of Facebook, Google documents, www.livebinders.com, and www.crocdocs.com, as resources for collaborative learning. Participants will have the opportunity to explore these resources to and collaborate with other faculty members. The session will be held from noon to 1:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10 in the library, room 230. For more information, contact Susan Hall at 210-283-5030 or at hall@uiwtx.edu.

Invitation to Submit a Paper for Verbum Incarnatum:
You are invited to submit a paper for Verbum Incarnatum: An Academic Journal of Social Justice published by the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio. Verbum Incarnatum is a peer-reviewed journal. The theme for this year’s volume is “Economics and Social Justice.” Papers should include an abstract and are expected to be 15-25 pages, double spaced. Please submit a hardcopy as well as an electronic version, in Word format, of your article. Please submit all papers via email to miller@uiwtx.edu. Deadline for submission is Sunday, January 1, 2012. For more information contact Sabrina Koll, managing editor, at koll@student.uiwtx.edu or one of the faculty editors, Dr. Roger Barnes, Dr. Phil Lampe or Dr. Julie Miller.

Call for papers – Center for Medical Tourism Research
Faculty are invited to submit a paper for the Center for Medical Tourism Research Third Annual Conference. The theme for this year’s conference is “The Power of Consumerism – Patient Choice & Medical Travel.” Abstracts are requested by Nov. 15. Selectees will be notified by Dec. 15. To submit abstracts go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CMTR_2012. All abstracts need to be original pieces of work owned and created by the author(s) and approximately 1,500 words. For details contact Dr. David Vequist at 210-805-5825 or at vequist@uiwtx.edu.

High Schools

St. Anthony Catholic High School Hosts Blessing of the Animals
St. Anthony Catholic High School (SACHS) will host a mass, and blessing of the animals in honor of the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Oct. 9 at the SACHS Amphitheater. Participants are invited to bring pets on leases for a blessing. For more information, contact Alejandro Calderon at 210-832-5632 or at sachs@uiwtx.edu.

UIW Prep Open House
UIW Prep will be hosting an Open House at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 at the Dr. Burton E. Grossman International Conference Center. The Open House will present the UIW Prep online high school college prep program with dual credit options. There will be a short presentation with a demonstration of the UIW Prep’s technology. Attendees can meet and visit with UIW Prep administrators and instructors, and staff will also be available to answer questions and assist with admissions. You may RSVP at prep@uiwtx.edu or at 210-805-3013.

Visit Incarnate Word High School at www.incarnatewordhs.org.

Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at www.sachs.org.

Visit the UIW Prep website at http://prep.uiw.edu.

Miscellaneous

Condolences
Our prayers and sympathy go to:

  • O. Raye (UIW Development Board) and Robert Adkins & family on the recent loss of their son, John V. Coleman Adkins.
  • Rita (BSN ’87) and W. T. Crawford & family on the recent loss of her mother, Carol Hatfield (mother of the late Maria Carol Williams (BSN ’90).
  • Wanda Pennington (UIW friend) on the recent loss of her husband, J. Benny Pennington.
  • Sr. Anna Maria Popp, IWBS (BA ’60) and Most. Rev. Bernard Popp (UIW friend) on the recent loss of their sister, Sr. M. Adelaide Popp, IWBS (BA ’58).
  • Mendell D. Morgan Jr. on the recent loss of his father-in-law, and David & Linda Morgan on the recent loss of his grandfather, Donald L. Winn (USAF ret.).

The University of the Incarnate Word provides reasonable accommodation with adequate notice. To request disability accommodation for events listed in this newsletter, visit www.uiw.edu/ada.