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THE WEEK THAT WAS: September 28, 2012

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Meet the Mission
Sharon Welkey, dean of the School of Media and Design, joins students for the 7th annual Meet the Mission event on Friday, Sept. 21. More than 200 students and faculty from UIW participated by visiting organizations throughout San Antonio for a day of community service.


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.
  • Liturgy of the Hours evening prayer at 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation - 11:30 a.m. Fridays or by appointment

Blessings of the Animals on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
The University of the Incarnate Word “Arts for Christian Worship Class” hosts “A Blessing of the Animals” at the UIW Grotto, 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4. Bring your animals, live and stuffed! UIW is participating in the nationwide movement sponsored by the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change  For more information, Sister Martha Ann Kirk at (210) 829-3854 or

Pope Benedict XVI proclaims a Year of Faith
Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed a Year of Faith beginning on Oct. 11, 2012. The whole Catholic Church throughout the world and in the University of the Incarnate Word is invited to respond to God's call to faith in Jesus Christ. See the following link for details:


International Food Festival
Amy DeStefano, international admissions counselor/processor, and German exchange student Corinna Bernauer serve spiegeleierkuchen, kokoskuchen and currywurst to faculty, staff and students at the International Food Festival in Marian Hall Ballroom on Wednesday, Sept. 26. The festival featured food from around the world including Europe, Mexico, Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Middle East, and more.

Light the Way-Rick Smith.
Rick Smith, athletics external business manager, and Kevin Lepore, graduate assistant, athletics marketing and promotions, volunteer at the second Light the Way Workday event on Sept. 22 in Marian Hall Ballroom. 

9th Annual Synchronized Swimming Silent Auction and Watershow
UIW’s Synchronized Swimming team is pleased to host the 9th Annual Silent Auction and Watershow at the Ann Barshop Natatorium. On Sept. 29, 2012, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. the team will perform to music centered on their theme for this year, "A Tribute to American Sports." The silent auction will be open for bidding throughout the show. Proceeds are 100 percent tax deductible! The watershow is open to the public. Tickets are $4 for students, faculty and children and $8 for adults. For more info, contact Kim Wurzel-LoPorto at (210) 841-7230 or

Screening of Alumni Film: WOLF
Join us on Wednesday Oct. 3rd at Santikos Bijou at 6p.m. to watch WOLF, written& directed by Ya'Ke Smith '03 BA! This film was shot here locally last summer and has since gone off to win several awards across the country. Buy your tickets now here! Click here to watch the trailer for WOLF! For more information, please visit

Phonathon 2012
Student volunteers a needed to solicit donations from alumni for student scholarships, technology upgrades and other campus activities. Students have the opportunity to earn 15 on-campus community service hours as well as other fun incentives such as gift cards to James Avery or Frost Bank visa cards. There are also possible on-campus employment opportunities. Training will be provided. Phonathon 2012 begins on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 9 a.m. in Bonilla Science Building and continues through Thursday, Oct. 4. If you know of a student who needs community service hours, please contact coordinator, Patrick Greener at (210) 805-5832 or

Dissertation Defense
Marian A. Suarez will defend her dissertation, Women Leading Women: Reinforcing the Glass Ceiling?, on Monday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m. in the Library’s Special Collections Room. Her dissertation chair is Dr. Dorothy Ettling. For more information, please contact Jeanette Curby at or call (201) 829-2758.

The Last Five Years
The UIW Department of Theatre Arts invites you to “The Last Five Years,” an emotionally powerful and intimate musical about a man and a woman who fall in and out of love with each other over the course of five years, on Oct. 5, 6, 12, 13 at 8 p.m. (Fridays & Saturdays) and Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. (Sunday). All performances will take place at Cheever Downstage II Theatre on the UIW campus. Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $8 for non-UIW students, $6 for groups (10 or more) and UIW students, faculty and staff may attend free of charge by presenting their valid ID. For more info, contact Chrissie Young at (210) 829-3800 or For more details and upcoming productions, visit

Tickets Glenn James
UIW Dance members visit Dr. Glenn James, associate provost, with Cardinal tickets in hand! UIW Dance and UIW Cheerleaders delivered tickets on Thursday morning to members of the UIW faculty and staff to encourage their attendance and participation in the 2012 Faculty Appreciation Weekend, scheduled for Oct. 5 - 7. Men's soccer and women's soccer will honor faculty and staff on Friday evening at their respective matches, while volleyball and football will do the same on Saturday at their games. HR is hosting a tailgate at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, contact Human Resources at or UIW Athletics at

Sober Roads BBQ
Come and enjoy some tasty food on Marian Patio on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sodexo will be serving smoked turkey legs, sausage on a stick, burgers, chicken fajitas, roasted corn, chips, and soft drinks. For more info, contact Amberlee Arroyo at (210) 805-5874 or

Sober Roads Drug and Alcohol Annual Awareness Rally
Sober Roads Drug and Alcohol Annual Awareness Rally—Over 15 local community and law enforcement agencies will provide information and educational materials to students and staff on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Marian Hall Ballroom. For more info, contact Marveen Mahon (210) 805-3549 or

Hispanics and Their Views of Identity
Hispanic Heritage Event: Dr. Enrique Esquivel-Lopez, assistant professor UIW communication arts, will present “Hispanics and Their Views of Identity” on Thursday, Oct. 4, 12-1 p.m., Mabee Library’s Special Collections Room. For more information, contact Jessica Ibarra at (210) 283-6334 or

Sun Come Up
Join us in Marian Ballroom on Thursday, Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m. We will be gathering to watch “Sun Come Up,” a film by Jennifer Redfern and Tim Metzger. Sun Come Up is a story about the world's first climate change refugees. For more info, contact Daniel Ryan at (210) 805-3060 or

Department News

Participate in Research with Child and Adolescent Research Lab
The Child and Adolescent Research Laboratory (CARL), a component of the Dept. of Psychology at UIW, conducts research on the development of infants, children and adolescents. Currently, we are investigating how infants perceive, become familiar with, and come to prefer the characteristics of human faces and certain social behavior. The results of this research will have important implications for understanding how infants process social information. Our testing procedures are safe and uncomplicated. The session lasts between 15 to 45 minutes, depending on the particular study and infant comfort. You are always with your baby and you may ask to stop the session at any time. If you have a child of any age, you are invited to join our recruitment list by contacting us at (210) 832-3201 or

Research Week – Call For Abstract Submissions
The School of Graduate Studies and Research’s Office of Research Development invites all UIW researchers and scholars to submit poster abstracts describing their projects as part of the 6th Annual UIW Research Week, Feb. 25-March 1, 2013. Faculty and students are encouraged to submit abstracts describing 1) research projects in progress that describe preliminary results, 2) completed projects, and/or 3) projects presented elsewhere over the last academic year. Undergraduate and graduate student research projects are welcome. Student abstracts should be accompanied by faculty mentor endorsement. The deadline for submissions is Nov. 16, 2012 at noon. For information regarding submission, deadlines, or Research Week activities, please contact the Office of Research Development at (210) 805-3036 or

Librarians on Location
Librarians, library staff and IT staff will be visiting designated UIW locations throughout the months of September and October as part of Librarians on Location. Locations they will be visiting next week include:

  • Monday, Oct. 1, Fine Arts Building, 10 a.m.-noon
  • Thursday, Oct. 4, Fine Arts Building, 1-3 p.m.

For more information, please contact Leticia Martinez at (210) 832-2119 or Please check the UIW calendar for more dates, times and locations at

Business Plan Competition
H-E-B School of Business and Administration is launching the third annual Business Plan Competition. The competition encourages students to transform a business idea from the concept phase to a full business plan ready to be implemented. This event is open to all UIW students. The competition includes CASH PRIZES for the best developed business plan and other categories. A series of workshops will help participants develop a successful business plan. Registration is open until Friday, Sept. 28. For more information, contact Dr. Scott Roberts at or (210) 832-2141.

Extended Academic Programs

EAP Faculty Member Appointed as Peer Reviewer
Dr. Ernesto Escobedo, EAP adjunct faculty member, has been appointed as a peer reviewer to the Institute for Business and Finance Research. The institute publishes seven peer-reviewed journals. These include the International Journal of Business and Finance Research, the International Journal of Management and Marketing Research, Global Journal of Business Research, Accounting and Taxation, Business Education and Accreditation, Review of Business and Finance Case Studies and Revista Internacional Administracion y Finanzas.

Community News

Professional Writing Tutors Needed
The Writing and Learning Center is accepting applications for part-time professional writing tutors. For more information or to apply, visit the UIW Human Resources website at

SafeConnect Network Access Control
Technical Services will be implementing SafeConnect Network Access Control at UIW. SafeConnect allows Technical Services to identify and remedy compromised computers, ensuring a safe computing environment for the entire UIW Network.

What: TSS will begin isolated deployments of SafeConnect Network Access Control
Where: SafeConnect will be enabled in the new offices in the Agnese/Sosa building
When: Monday, October 1, 2012
How: The first time you browse the internet you will see the login screen (To view the login page, please click here). You will need your UIW Network username and your password to continue the SafeConnect process.


  • You will not be able to access the Internet until you have authenticated with SafeConnect and completed the SafeConnect process.
  • Internet access will be enabled once you have successfully completed the SafeConnect process, which ensures your computer meets minimum security requirements.

Please contact the UIW Help Desk at 829-2721 or with any questions or concerns.

Banner Budget Training Class
It is a new fiscal year. Come learn how to be a successful budget manager for your department. The class will teach you how to read, to understand, and to learn processes of downloading data directly from Banner into Excel for analysis. The sessions will be held in Mabee Library, Room 230. A session will be held Sept. 28, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Classes are 1 ½ hour in length. Before signing up it is required that you have access to your particular budget for your department and you have taken the Banner Navigational Course offered thru the IT Department. Email Tom Duckworth at with the date you wish to attend. Come and learn the new and exciting features that Banner has to offer to help you manage your funds.

RefWorks Workshop
Everyone is invited to attend this library workshop to learn how to use this web-based bibliographic management tool for your research on Saturday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-12p.m. in Library Room 230; Tuesday, Oct. 2,1:30-2:30p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 10, 4:30-6 p.m. in Mabee Library, Room 230. Additional 2012 Library Workshops can be found through the GET TRAINING link  on the library's webpage ( or by clicking on the Library Workshops Link ( The UIW community is invited to attend, but seating is limited.

Literature Review Searches
Working on a literature review for a class project or paper? This process can be overwhelming. Learn to manage resources with this workshop for graduate students on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in Mabee Library, Room 230. Discover how to search for the appropriate literature in your subject area. For more info, contact Dr. David Ortiz at (210) 283-6454 or

Basic Business Research
Everyone is invited to attend this library workshop to learn how to search for basic business information using the library's databases on Thursday, Oct. 4, 1:30-2:30pm, Mabee Library, Room 230. For more information, please contact Leticia Martinez at (210) 832-2119 or

Pre-Law Panel Discussion
Hear the stories of transition from law student to practicing attorney from individuals in various stages of their legal careers on Thursday, Oct. 4, 6-7 p.m., Mabee Library Auditorium.  The purpose of the event is to give students a realistic understanding of what the study of law entitles and how they should prepare themselves to be successful. From a district court judge to a current Law Student, the panel will provide students a wonderful opportunity to hear firsthand what the legal profession has to offer. For more information, contact Career Services at (210) 829-3931 or

IT Fall Training Calendar
The Department of Instructional Technology has created a series of hour-long learning opportunities for the fall semester. There will be opportunities for faculty and staff to learn new iPad Applications, broaden their Blackboard skills, learn a few new tricks in Microsoft Office 2012, and experiment with several Web 2.0 tools. In addition, IT will be offering a few online learning opportunities through Blackboard Collaborate. These classes provide an opportunity to learn new applications and technologies and present tools to integrate for teaching and learning. Courses will be offered on Wednesdays at noon and Fridays at 2 p.m. Enrollment is limited, so register today by emailing Terry Peak at See website for details: This week’s training opportunities include: Overview of the Blackboard Collaborate iPad application: Class will be held in room G16 of the Media Center @2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28.

Faculty Focus

Call for papers - Verbum Incarnatum
Faculty are invited to submit a paper for Verbum Incarnatum: An Academic Journal of Social Justice published UIW. The theme for this year’s volume is “Social Justice and Peace.”Papers must be submitted by March 1, 2013 and should include an abstract and be approximately 15-25 pages, double spaced. Deadline for final revisions is April 1, 2013. Please submit a hardcopy as well as an electronic version (Word Document) of your article.Submit all papers via email to For more information contact Rachel Cywinski, managing editor, at or one of the faculty editors, Dr. Roger Barnes at, Dr. Phil Lampe at or Dr. Julie Miller at

High Schools

6th Annual Shamrock Classic Just Around the Corner
Don’t miss the 6th Annual IWHS Shamrock Classic golf tournament, Saturday, Oct. 20 at Canyon Springs Golf Club, (24405 Wilderness Oak).  Cost is $150 per person or $600 per team. For more information contact April Fricke, at (210) 829-3122 or 

SACHS Open House
St. Anthony Catholic High School will host its fall Open House on Sunday, Nov. 11, noon-3 p.m. on the St. Anthony’s Campus. For more information, contact Alejandro Calderon at (210) 832-5632 or

Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at

Visit Incarnate Word High School at

Visit the UIW Prep website at


Headwaters Volunteer Workday
The Headwaters Coalition is hosting a Volunteer Work Day in the Headwaters Sanctuary on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 8a.m.-11a.m. Come prepared to learn about the Sanctuary and for work in the woods: long pants, long sleeves, and closed-toe shoes. Headwaters volunteers are eligible for off campus community service hours. Plus, getting involved in the Headwaters project is a great way to expand your horizons and get to know more intimately this place we call “home” here at Incarnate Word.  We’ll meet at the main trailhead behind the baseball fields. For more info, contact Helen Ballew at (210) 825-2224 or

Our sympathy and prayers go to:

  • Maritza Lopez (Sodexo Catering Manager) & family on the recent loss of her father, Manuel H. Elias.
  • Mitzi (IWHS ’72) & Phillip Eastman & family on the recent loss of her father, Max Patino, Sr.

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