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THE WEEK THAT WAS: October 19, 2012

Photo of the Week

Play Day for Peace
Dr. Mary Ruth Moore, professor, Dreeben School of Education, and Dr. David Jurenovich, vice president of enrollment and student services, share a photo at Play Day for Peace on Dubuis Lawn, Wednesday, Oct. 17. The Dreeben School of Education’s Creative Play and Play Environments Class hosted the annual play day in conjunction with Peace Month. Children from partner schools participated in some 25 outdoor learning play spaces provided by education students.

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

Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship
In thistime of National Elections, it's important for Christians to engage in the political process afforded us in our government. There is a brief summary of the United States Bishops' reflection “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship” at the link http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/faithful-citizenship/upload/Forming-Consciences-Faithful-Citizenship-bulletin-insert.pdf

Taizé Prayer
The UIW community is cordially invited to participate in a service of praise and worship in the tradition of Taizé on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. in Our Lady’s Chapel. Students, faculty, staff and friends of UIW will lead the service. During World War II, in an effort to build reconciliation, a group offered hospitality and peaceful music and prayer in the small village of Taizé, France. Today thousands of young people from all over the world camp out there and build bonds of unity.  The Taizé movement and chants have spread around the world both helping people find the inner peace which leads to building peace in the world and helping the disadvantaged. For more information on the history, community and current events of Taizé, go to http://www.taize.fr/ or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQZgOLSiVjY . For details, contact Beth Villarreal, director of ministry, at (210) 829-3128 or villaret@uiwtx.edu

Events

LTW Display Board
Pictured (L-R) Alejandro Calderon, director of enrollment/ director of alumni relations at St. Anthony Catholic High School, Michael Hood, director of print services, Marisol Martinez, graphic designer, and Jacob Colunga, chief of UIW police, pose with student Ashley Olivarez (front) of the pre-optometry club as she displays the club’s award for Most Mission Friendly Design during the Light the Way™ Display Board Contest. Calderon, Hood, Martinez, and Colunga served as this year’s judges for the contest. Thirty-four groups participated in the annual event held on Dubuis Lawn Saturday, Oct. 13.    

2nd Vatican Presentation
Dr. Timothy Milinovich, assistant professor of religious studies, presents “The Year of Faith and the 2nd Vatican Council” in Mabee Library Auditorium on Oct. 11. Presented by Sr. Eilish Ryan and Milinovich, the event was part of the 2012 Heritage Week activities. 

52nd Annual Texas Jazz Festival
The UIW Jazz Ensemble will perform at the 52nd Annual Texas Jazz Festival on Saturday, Oct. 20, 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Heritage Park, Corpus Christi, TX. This will be the ensemble's sixth appearance at the yearly festival. For more info, contact Jim Waller at (210) 445-0412 or jwaller@uiwtx.edu

Meet the Cardinals Football Team on Saturday, Oct. 20
The Quarterback Club is inviting all faculty and staff to meet the players and coaches at RALLY ALLEY on Saturday, Oct. 20, between 3:45 p.m. and 4:15 p.m., as they eat their pre-game meal. Food is not provided to the general public. For more information, contact Rick Smith at rcsmith@uiwtx.edu, and he will forward your message to the Quarterback Club.

“Ontology, Peace, and Social Justice”
Dr. Chris Paris of the UIW English Department reflects on truths of the heart starting with an example, the Eastern Orthodox icon of Theotokou—the Blesséd Madonna and Child, on Monday, Oct. 22, noon-1 p.m., Library Special Collections Room. From the felt experience, one can move to reason leading to peace and justice. Basil Aivaliotis, bringing a rich cultural heritage from Greece and currently Director of the UIW RSO Library, will join in dialogue with historic and aesthetic aspects of icons. Bring a brown bag lunch. Drinks and sweets will be provided. For more info, contact Dr. Chris Paris at (210) 829-3803 or paris@uiwtx.edu

Iraqi Women of Three Generations: Challenges, Education, and Hopes for Peace
“Iraqi Women of Three Generations": Challenges, Education, and Hopes for Peace,”an Exhibit of Images and Stories by Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, Th.D. and Sr. Patricia Madigan, Ph.D.will be on display, Oct. 11-31, Weekdays, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Hall. Oct. 22, 3-4:15 pm., Gallery Talk considering Muslims inspired by Fethullah Gülen as peace builders. For more information, see http://www.uiw.edu/compassionconference/documents/Iraqi%20exhibit-2.pdf

Life Portraits: Works by Vikki Fields
Vikki Fields, 1971 art alumna, sees paintings as floral portraits. Flowers have presence and personality; they demand the same attention and time that a fine portrait requires. Flowers gestate, grow, bloom, move and wilt as humans do. The exhibit will be on display Oct. 12-Nov. 9 in the Semmes Gallery/Dougherty Fine Arts Center/1st Floor (Gallery hours: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday). For more info, contact the UIW Art Department at (210) 829-3855 or sul@uiwtx.edu

Parks, King, and the Montgomery Bus Boycott
"Parks, King, and the Montgomery Bus Boycott," images and stories shared by Dr. Roger Barnes and Professor Robert Sosa, will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 23, noon-1:15 p.m. On December 1, 1955 Rosa Parks refused a Montgomery, AL bus driver's order to give up her seat to a boarding white passenger. She was arrested for her act of civil disobedience and the result was a 381 day boycott of the Montgomery bus system by blacks and white sympathizers.  The organization that headed the boycott - the Montgomery Improvement Association - was led by a 26-year old Baptist preacher named Martin Luther King, Jr. For more info, contact Dr. Roger Barnes at (210) 829-3976 or  barnes@uiwtx.edu 

Window Wars
Organizations can sign up at the student center desk in Marian Hall to participate in the window painting contest, Oct. 23-25. The winner will be determined by who can best demonstrate 'UIW cardinal' spirit in their painting. For more info, contact Mehmet Kula at (210) 805-3037 or kula@uiwtx.edu.

Dissertation Defense - Donna Lynn Foley
Donna Lynn Foley is defending her dissertation on Tuesday, October 23 at 1:45 p.m, in the Special Collections room of the Library. The title of her dissertation is “Empowerment and Job Satisfaction among Nursing Care Staff in Long Term Care Facilities.” Her dissertation chair is Dr. Dorothy Ettling. For more info, contact Jeanette Curby at (210) 829-2758 or  jeanette@uiwtx.edu

Campus Life brings Farmer’s Market to UIW
Campus Life will bring a Farmer's Market who will be selling fresh produce and breads to our community on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Dubuis Lawn. For more info, contact Daniel Ryan at (210) 805-3060 or Dtryan@uiwtx.edu.

Nutrition Department marks world Food Day
To mark the 2nd annual world Food Day, the nutrition department is hosting an event where there will be plenty of free information provided to everyone about making healthy nutritional choices, world hunger, and food related issues around the world on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Marian Circle and Dubuis Lawn. Please visit http://www.foodday.org/. For more info, contact Joseph Whitacre at (956) 607-6883 or whitacre@student.uiwtx.edu.

Global Refugee Arts and Crafts Fair
Come enjoy the art and culture of the world and buy some of their beautiful arts and crafts on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Marian Hall Circle. This fair will bring refugees on campus and showcase their traditional arts and crafts. The Refugee Resettlement Program welcomes persons from the Middle East, Asia and Africa. For more info, contact Dr. Lopita Nath at nath@uiwtx.edu or Zacil Andrade at zandrade@student.uiwtx.edu 

“Home away from Home: Refugee Resettlement in the US”
Dr. Lopita Nath’s Global Refugee class will present a panel with both student presentations and personal stories from refugees now living in San Antonio on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 1:30-2:45 p.m., Mabee Library Auditorium. Refugees from different parts of the world, who had to flee home due to conflict, fear of persecution, or some other vulnerability, whether social, economic or religious, have been offered Third Country resettlement in the U.S. Far away from home;  these refugees are trying to adjust to living in a foreign land that has become their home. For details contact: Dr. Lopita Nath, nath@uiwtx.edu

The Clothesline Project
People express their emotions about domestic violence by decorating a t-shirt, which is hung on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women. T-shirt decorating took place in Marian Circle on October 1, 8, 11, 16, and 17. The clothesline will be on display Wednesday, Oct. 24, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Dubuis Lawn. For more info,  Ellyse A Sanchez at (210) 829-3854 or easanch1@student.uiwtx.edu

Third Annual Arts and Music Festival
The Third Annual Arts and Music Festival celebrates UIW’s visual and performing artists on Thursday, Oct. 25, 7-9 p.m. in Marian Circle, Student Center and Mabee Library Auditorium. Three stages will showcase musicians, actors, poets and artists, including a coffeehouse in the Student Center sponsored by the UIW Chorale. Purchase original art and jewelry; enjoy live dance; and listen to a variety of music and spoken word performances in the heart of the UIW campus. Get a henna hand tattoo while you listen. For more info, contact Jean Loden (210) 832-3211 or jloden@uiwtx.edu

Wisdom from a Jewish Survivor of the Holocaust
Irving Roth experienced a work camp, a death march, seeing his grandparents and cousin enter the gas chamber, having his brother disappear, and a concentration camp. His life was spared and he has inspired thousands with his wisdom and courage. Learn more at “Faces and Voices of Holocaust Survivors” http://isurvived.org/TOC-III.html  The event is hosted by Brianne Pledger, education major, on Thursday, Oct. 25, 1:30-4:15 p.m., Library Auditorium. For more info, call (210) 379-8023 or email pledger@student.uiwtx.edu

A Walk with our Ancestors
A Walk with our Ancestors is a multi-cultural event honoring the deceased and will show how various cultures perform these sacred rituals. This event will be held in Marian Hall Ballroom on Oct. 25, 6:30-8 p.m. For more info, contact Samira Lopez at (512) 743-9179 or salopez5@student.uiwtx.edu

UIW Alumni Homecoming
Register for Homecoming 2012 (Oct. 21-28) and bring your friends and family. There are fun events for everyone. Make sure to register for UIW Homecoming at www.uiwalumni.org/homecoming2012. For more info, contact Steve Hemphill at (210) 805-3595 or hemphill@uiwtx.edu

Blackout Pep Rally 2012
The Blackout Pep Rally is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 25. Doors open at 9 p.m. in McDermott Convocation Center - FREE ADMISSION. For more info or to volunteer at the event, contact uiwathletics@uiwtx.edu

Pack the House – Soccer Double-Header Friday, Oct. 26 – National Ranking on the Line
On Friday, Oct. 26, UIW Athletics is hosting a double-header soccer match and our goal is to PACK THE HOUSE. We need your help! Both our men and women’s soccer teams are battling to stay atop the Lone Star Conference, and they play very important matches on Friday: the women vs. Angelo State at 5 p.m., and the men vs. Midwestern at 7:30 p.m. The men are ranked #10 in the nation and could host the first round of the NCAA Soccer Championships. MEET ME AT THE GAME! Tickets are $5 for non-UIW fans; FREE for UIW faculty, staff, and students. For more information, contact UIW Athletics at uiwathletics@uiwtx.edu or (210) 283-6448.

Water and Culture Symposium
Everyone is invited to attend the Water and Culture Symposium in Marian Hall, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, and 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Oct. 27. Dr. Scott Slovic will give the keynote address, "The Scale of Water: Art, Literature, and the Evolution of Environmental Consciousness," at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26 in the Library Auditorium. Please find the complete program for the Symposium on the website for the Season of Peace and Social Justice at http://www.uiw.edu/PeaceDay/documents/Water--Symposium%20Schedule%20%282%29.pdf. For more info, contact Dr. Tanja Stampfl at (210) 829-3885 or stampfl@uiwtx.edu

Art Sale Preview
The Third Annual Arts and Music Festival will be held on Oct. 25. An art sale will be held in the Mabee Library Foyer as part of the festival. You can preview the art that will be for sale in the Mabee Library from now up until the sale on Oct. 25. For more info, contact Christina Link at (210) 832-2171 or link@uiwtx.edu

UIW Alumni Employee Luncheon
Join other UIW alumni employees for our annual appreciation luncheon at the Brackenridge Villa on Thursday, Oct. 25, noon-1:30 p.m.  Lunch is free, but you must RSVP at www.uiwalumni.org/alumniemployeeluncheon. For more info, contact Steve Hemphill at (210) 805-3595 or hemphill@uiwtx.edu

Dia de los Muertos
The intermediate Spanish class taught by Dr. Sally Said will construct the annual ofrenda or altar for Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, just outside Our Lady’s Chapel on Thursday, Oct. 27. They invite you to add a picture or other small remembrance in honor of someone who has died.Please write your name and contact information on any article you leave so it can be returned to you. The altar will remain in place until Tuesday, Nov. 8. After the 8 p.m. Mass planned by Campus Ministry on Sunday, Oct. 28, the Modern Languages Department will serve pan de muertos, the traditional “bread of the dead.”Campus Ministry will provide hot chocolate prepared in the Mexican style.All are welcome. For more info, please contact Dr. Sally Said at (210) 829-3890 or said@uiwtx.edu

Cardinal Round-UP
Join Residence Life & UESP for a homecoming tailgate on Saturday, Oct. 27, 4-7 p.m., in front of Benson Stadium. The UIW community, family and friends are welcome. There will be free food, t-shirts, prizes and much more. For info, contact Campus Life at (210) 829-6034 or housing@uiwtx.edu

Department News

LOL 2
Scott Burright, library systems administrator, and Leticia Martinez, business librarian, visit the Gorman Building for Librarians on Location on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Librarians, library staff and IT staff are visiting designated UIW locations throughout the month of October to inform the UIW community of library services. Locations they will be visiting next week include:

  • Monday, Oct. 22, Nursing Building (lobby), 5-6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 23, Nursing Building (lobby), 1-3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 24, Joyce Building (lobby), 10 a.m.-noon

For more information, please contact Leticia Martinez at (210) 832-2119 or lmmarti1@uiwtx.edu. Please check the UIW calendar for more dates, times and locations at http://www.uiw.edu/events/

iPad Palooza
Terry Peak, technology training coordinator, demonstrates several popular iPad apps to faculty and staff during the Fall iPad Palooza workshop on Thursday, Oct. 18 in Mabee Library.

IT Training
The Department of Instructional Technology is offering faculty and staff opportunities to learn how to be more productive with their iPad:

iPad Users Group meeting - today, noon-1 p.m., Special Collections

  • Trece Witte, Higher Ed Account Executive with Apple, will be on hand to demonstrate iBooks Author; an amazing software application that allows anyone to create beautiful Multi-Touch textbooks - and just about any other kind of book - for iPad.

Register today, as space is limited. Send an email to Terry Peak at tpeak@uiwtx.edu to register. Click here http://www.uiw.edu/technology/fall-training-opportunities/ to review the different course opportunities available in October.

Robert H. Gardner Photography Exhibit
The University of the Incarnate Word’s Rosenberg School of Optometry (UIW-RSO) is proud to announce that photographs by local photographer Bob Gardner are on display now through April 2013 at the UIW-RSO located at 9725 Datapoint Dr. Additional information is available at www.rhgphoto.com or info@rhgphoto.com

Child and Adolescent Research Lab Recruitment
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 UIWCARL@gmail.com

Extended Academic Programs

Dr. Cyndi Porter to serve on Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges’ panel
Dr. Cyndi Wilson Porter, vice president of Extended Academic Programs, has been invited by Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges to be on a panel with representatives from University of Maryland University College and Thomas Edison State University discussing accreditation, assessment strategy and the military service member on Oct. 24 in Washington D.C.

Community News

Service Day
On Oct. 12, UIW employees from various departments came together to provide help to a non-profit agency in the community for United Way Days of Caring. UIW’s project was the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, a bird haven located on a direct flight line for many species of migratory birds. Volunteers pruned trees and bushes, weeded, cleared out dead vegetation and transported the old vegetation to an area where it became new habitat material for animals, birds and insects. Coordination of the event was provided by the Institutional Advancement Division.

Blackboard Transact System Outage
The Enterprise Applications Department has scheduled a Blackboard Transact upgrade during fall break, October 18 and 19, 2012.  During the upgrade, the Blackboard Transaction System will be offline. Some processes affected by the outage include: No meal plan/dining dollar/commuter point updates from Banner to Blackboard will take place; Credit Cards unavailable at UIW dining facilities; ID card generation unavailable; Bookstore credit unavailable; and Access to the Blackboard Transaction System for reporting or querying of information. Thank you all for your patience and understanding as we ensure our systems are updated and providing the latest enhancements available. For questions, please contact Iris Solcher at (210) 841-7266 or arvilla1@uiwtx.edu

State of the University 2012 on YouTube
See and hear what President Dr. Louis Agnese told the UIW community in the Mabee Library Auditorium at the Oct. 3, 2012 State of the University address. Please visit the link http://youtu.be/wGanpNqd-vU to view the presentation.

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 www.uiw.edu/hr

2013 Book of Free
This year's book has over $2,000 worth of coupons for the San Antonio Area for only $50 and they do not expire until the end of 2013. They make a great Christmas present for loved ones who are always busy out and about in the area. For more info and to purchase this year’s book, please visit http://www.nnovativemarketing.com/UIW/

Intro to Qualitative Research Methods
Dr. Audrone Skukauskait presents a workshop on Saturday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Library Auditorium. The workshop explores the use of qualitative methods to achieve understanding of human behavior by investigating the why and how of decision making rather than just the what, where and when. For more info, contact Dr. David Ortiz at (210) 283-6454 or gsc@uiwtx.edu

Intro to Quantitative Research Methods
This workshop explores the techniques of systematic empirical investigation of social phenomena via statistical, mathematical or computational techniques on Monday, Oct. 22 from 6-8 p.m. & Saturday Oct. 27 from 10 a.m.-noon in the Library Auditorium. For more info, contact Dr. David Ortiz at (210) 283-6454 or gsc@uiwtx.edu

Resume Basics
Resume Basics is a basic presentation on essential resume elements on Wednesday, Oct. 24, noon-1 p.m., Library Auditorium (recommended for freshmen, sophomores and students who have not yet created a resume). Faculty members are encouraged to bring classes. The presentation is open to students and alumni. For more info, contact Career Services at (210) 829-3931 or careers@uiwtx.edu

Announcing - New Doctorate in Business Administration program
The University of the Incarnate Word invites prospective doctoral students and guests to visit with us and discover all that UIW has to offer at a Wine and Cheese Reception on Thursday, Oct. 25, 6:30-8 p.m., ICC Ballroom. You will have the opportunity to talk with faculty and staff about our new Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) program (pending accreditation). In keeping with its commitment to educational excellence the School of Graduate Studies at UIW offers high quality degrees in a number of disciplines. For more information, visit UIW's Graduate Admissions website at www.uiw.edu/admissions/graduate.html/. For general admissions, contact UIW Admissions at 1-800-749-WORD or (210) 829-6005. Please RSVP to Dr. Andrea Cyterski-Acosta, dean of enrollment, at cyterski@uiwtx.edu

Chigiri-e
Chigiri-e is a Japanese art form in which the primary technique uses colored paper that is torn to create images, and may resemble a watercolor painting. The technique dates from the Heian period of Japanese history when it was often used in conjunction with calligraphy. Handmade paper is essential for the creation of chigiri-e images. The workshop will be held at the ICC, 1st Floor, L2 Business Center, Wednesday, Oct. 24. There will be two sessions: 5:30-6:15 p.m. and 6:30-7:15 p.m. The cost is $3 for materials. Participants will create their own picture. For info, please call (210) 805-5820.

Fundamentals of a Successful Business Plan Workshop
This workshop is the second workshop that the H-E-B School of Business and Administration and the UTSA Small Business Development Center are offering for UIW and the community. In this workshop, participants will learn how to prepare financial sections of the business plan, which will give our students the tools to write effective business plans. It will be from 3-5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26 in GB 209. For more information or to RSVP, contact Dr. Scott D. Roberts at (210) 832-2141 or sdrobert@uiwtx.edu 

Shoe Drive
During the month of October, the UIW Eye Institute will be hosting a Shoe Drive benefiting A Walk in My Shoes. Your donation of a pair of new or gently used shoes will go to help those in need and be good for a discount in the UIW Eye Institute Optical (Discount: One pair of shoes = 10 percent off total purchase (up to 40 percent or 4 pairs of shoes), excludes “Modern” frame line, maximum contact lens discount of 20 percent). If you can’t donate, then LIKE our Facebook pages.  At the end of October, the total number of “Likes” for each page (facebook.com/AWalkInMyShoesSanAntonio & facebook.com/UIWEye) will be added together and UIW Eye Institute will make a monetary donation in that amount to A Walk in My Shoes, so that brand new shoes may be purchased for upcoming holiday donations. For more information, contact Nathan McCarthy at (210) 283-6836 or nmccarth@uiwtx.edu

Faculty Focus

Tim Porter
Instructor Tim Porter of the H-E-B School of Business (center) receives a Characters Unite award from representatives of USA Network and Time Warner Cable. Porter is one of ten recipients from across the country to receive the award from hundreds of entries. He received the honor, which included a $5000 prize, for his development of an anti-bullying app which was piloted at UIW’s Brainpower high schools.

Dr. Kasraie
Dr. Narges Kasraie, assistant professor at Rosenberg School of Optometry, has been certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. Board certification is a rigorous process including graduation from a school or college of Optometry accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education, having an active license to practice therapeutic optometry in a state, District of Columbia, U.S. commonwealth or territory, and adherence to principles of the Optometric Oath. Additionally, the process involves the completion of the exam application requirements, which include the completion of 150 points of post-graduate requirements and evidence of three years of active licensure and clinical practice or completion of an ACOE-Approved Residency. Kasraie provides patient care as an attending optometrist at the UIW Eye and Vision Care Clinic and teaches lectures and laboratories in various optometric fields. 

Update to Adjunct Faculty Contact List for The Word Today
Public Relations has updated the adjunct faculty contact list for The Word Today daily newsletter. If you are receiving double emails of The Word Today newsletters, please notify the Public Relations Department at (210) 829-6001 or bdarnold@uiwtx.edu in order for us to adjust the contact list so that you only receive one emailed newsletter per day. We apologize for any inconvenience.  

UIW-RSO Highlighted in Optometry Journal
The journal of the American Optometric Student Association, Foresight, recently published an article on the UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry (UIW-RSO). The article highlights the Summer Fellowship Training Program. It notes that the inaugural year of the program produced a total of eight peer-reviewed posters and two paper presentations at national meetings. Dr. Jeffery Rabin, UIW-RSO director of research, is also credited as the designer of this very successful program. Dr. Andrew Buzzelli, dean of UIW-RSO, is quoted as saying, “We are committed at the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry to grow our research programs as we develop our academic programs.”

Call for papers - Verbum Incarnatum
Faculty is 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 cywinski@student.uiwtx.edu. For more information, contact Rachel Cywinski, managing editor, at cywinski@student.uiwtx.edu or one of the faculty editors, Dr. Roger Barnes at barnes@uiwtx.edu, Dr. Phil Lampe at lampe@uiwtx.edu or Dr. Julie Miller at miller@uiwtx.edu

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 rohnemus@uiwtx.edu

High Schools

High School Placement Test Workshop
All students wishing to be admitted at St. Anthony must take the High School Placement Test (HSPT).  This course, presented on Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., at SACH, will prepare the students for that test. For more information, please contact Alejandro Calderon at (210) 832-5698 or sachs@uiwtx.edu

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 Campus. The event will begin with a community liturgy at 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact Alejandro Calderon at (210) 832-5632 or sachs@uiwtx.edu

IWHS Open House
IWHS will host its Open House on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2-4:30 p.m. All future Shamrocks and their families are welcome to attend. Please join us as we showcase our outstanding academic programs, education opportunities, athletics and extracurricular activities. Tour our school and meet IWHS faculty and staff.   For more information, contact Annette Zahirniak, IWHS director of enrollment at (210) 829-3123 or amzahirn@uiwtx.edu

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

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

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

Miscellaneous

Our sympathy and prayers go to:

  • Hazelyn Lewis & family on the recent loss of her husband, Dr. Earl M. Lewis (Hon. ’88).
  • The family of Julia E. Terry (BSN ’73) on her recent death.

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.