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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Jan. 20, 2012

Photo of the Week

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Students, faculty and staff gathered at the Blackout Pep Rally, the first pep rally of the spring semester, on Thursday, Jan. 12. Spring sports teams were introduced and a comedy show, featuring Chris Porter from NBC’s Last Comic Standing, followed.

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

Events

2012 Asian New Year Celebration
The Institute of World Cultures invites the UIW community to the 2012 Asian New Year Celebration from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 in Marian Hall Ballroom. The celebration features a fashion show, traditional orchestra, and other performances from local Asian associations. Guests will have the opportunity to win door prizes and taste Asian cuisine. For more information, contact Joyce Su at 210-805-5820 or at hhsu@student.uiwtx.edu.

Miss Representation Film Screening
The School of Media and Design will present a screening of the documentary "Miss Representation," recently shown at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.The film explores how the mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence.In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman's value and power lie in her youth, beauty and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. The screening will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 in the Sky Room. For more information, contact Melinda Poulter at 210-829-6091 or by email at poulter@uiwtx.edu.

Concert at the Cove – Fundraiser for ALS
The UIW Jazz Ensemble will present a concert at The Cove Restaurant, located at 606 W. Cypress, from 8-10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25. The concert is to raise funds for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. A $5 donation will be suggested at the door. For more information, contact Jim Waller at 210-445-0412 or at jwaller@uiwtx.edu.

“Going Blind” – The Movie Screening
New York City award-winning filmmaker Joseph Lovett will present his movie, “Going Blind” from 1-3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 in the Rosenberg School of Optometry Events Room. Lovett was diagnosed with glaucoma and will also share his personal testament about how vision loss has impacted him and his community. For those interested in attending, please RSVP by Wednesday, Jan. 25 to Gladdis Thomas at gthomas@student.uiwtx.edu.

Advanced Workshop Series: Interviewing
Learn what job interviewers are really looking for at the “Advanced Workshop Series: Interviewing” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 in the Library Auditorium. Experts will present tips and strategies for effective interviewing. For more information, contact Career Services and Professional Development at 210-829-3931.

Advanced Resume Writing
Have a resume, but want to make it shine? Build upon the concepts presented in “Resume Basics,” and join experts in the human resource and recruiting field to find out how to get noticed. The Advanced Resume Writing session will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 in the Library Auditorium. For more information, contact Career Services and Professional Development at 210-829-3931.

Managing Graduate School, Work and Personal Time
Dr. Nursen Zanca will present Managing Graduate School, Work and Personal Time from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, and from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Jan. 28 in the Special Collections Room. The intersection of school, work and personal life can become overwhelming at times. Juggling all these activities takes time and thoughtful consideration. This highly interactive and informative workshop will be led by current UIW graduate students. Learn the “insider’s” secrets to successfully managing your schedule. For more information contact Dr. David Ortiz at (210) 283-6454 or at gsc@uiwtx.edu.

Red Dress Scarf and Tie Sale
The 9th Annual Red Dress Fashion Show and Health Fair will host a Red Dress Scarf and Tie Sale from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31 in the Mabee Library Foyer. A Scarf and Tie Sale will also be held the day of the Red Dress Fashion Show on Tuesday, Feb. 14. For more information, contact Lee Ann Waltz at 210832-2191 or at waltz@uiwtx.edu.

Introduction to APA Writing Style
Graduate students are invited to join Jeanette Curby for “Introduction to APA Writing Style,” from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, or 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 4 in Mabee Library, room 230. American Psychological Association (APA) is the editorial writing style adopted by many graduate programs at UIW.  This writing style is designed to ensure clear and consistent communication of written material. This workshop will cover APA elements such as: punctuation and abbreviation, construction of tables, selection of headings, citations and references, presentation of statistics, and bias-free language. For more information, contact Dr. David Ortiz at 210-283-6454 or at gsc@uiwtx.edu.

“What’s Hot in Literacy for 2012”
The Literacy Summit is a nationally publicized event featuring some of the best-known literacy researchers such as P. David Pearson and Jerry Johns. “What’s Hot in Literacy for 2012” will present current research in a variety of formats including institutes in 90 minute sessions, and regular 50 minute sessions, poster sessions and roundtables. Teachers will receive continuing education credits for attending.”What’s Hot in Literacy 2012,” will be held Feb. 3-4 on the UIW campus. Cost to attend is $100 for one day or $150 for both days. For more information, contact Dr. Stephanie Grote-Garcia at 210-832-2106 or at grotegar@uiwtx.edu. You may also visit www.literacysummitwhatshot2012.com.

Department News

NAS-4 System Upgrade
NAS-4 will have a system upgrade beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20. The outage duration will last approximately three hours for a file server upgrade. Users will be unable to access NAS-4 departmental folders and files. For any urgent issues or technical difficulties, please contact the Help Desk at ext. 2721 or at helpdesk@uiwtx.edu.

Center for Medical Tourism Research Conference
The 2012 Center for Medical Tourism Research Conference will be held from Feb. 13-15 at the Omni La Mansion Del Rio. Cost to attend is $399 for a regular attendee, $199 for a student/governmental attendee, and $50 for in-town select university attendees (non-food).  For more information, contact Dr. David Vequist at 210-805-5825 or at vequist@uiwtx.edu.

The UIW Center for Veterans Affairs has Moved
To better serve the growing population of veterans and their families, the Center for Veterans Affairs has moved to the Kathleen Martin Watson Enrollment Center, 2nd Floor, Room 224 (across the street from the Administration Building next to Bill Miller ®).All contact details (emails, phone and fax numbers) are the same, except now please send UIW campus mail to CPO# 58. If you have any questions, please feel free to call 210-832-2154 or email veterans@uiwtx.edu.

Interfaith Educational Events Appropriate for Classes
The UIW community is invited to read of upcoming educational events appropriate for class assignments, learn of the many UIW activities in response to President Obama’s Interfaith Service Challenge and see pictures of student involvement at www.uiw.edu/compassionconference/ and www.uiw.edu/interfaithservice/

Extended Academic Programs

“What Learners Want and Five Things Effective Teachers do Differently”
EAP invites adjunct faculty members to attend “What Learners Want and Five Things Effective Teachers Do Differently,” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Rosenberg School of Optometry, lecture hall 328. The presentation will feature Marilyn Fullmer Umari, and will also serve as a continuing education/scholarship offering. For those who cannot attend in person, the presentation will also be hosted as a WebEx. For more information contact Dr. Ryan Lunsford at Lunsford@uiwtx.edu.

Community News

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Rev. Dr. Trevor Alexander shares information about assistance for veterans and their families at the New Student Veteran Orientation Lunch and Learn on Thursday, Jan. 19. Representatives shared information about the Veterans Affairs office and answered questions about using VA educational benefits.

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The McNair Scholars Program held their New Scholar Orientation on Friday, Jan. 13. New scholars include: Antonio Casanova, Andrea Espinosa, Victoria Figueroa, Jenny Gomez, Erica Hall, Celia Martinez, Annalisa Moore, and Jan Santos. They will be joining returning scholars this summer when all of the scholars participate in the McNair Summer Research Experience.

UIW in the News

Presentation by CHASS Dean Candidate, Dr. John Healy
Dr. John Healy, candidate for the position of Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, will give a presentation on advocating for the liberal arts curriculum and faculty in a university setting from 4-5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23 in the Library Auditorium. There will time for questions from the audience. The presentation is open to everyone in the university community. For more information, contact Melissa Chavez at 210-829-3838 or mvchavez@uiwtx.edu.   

Presentation by CHASS Dean Candidate, Dr. Richard Duran
Dr. Richard Duran, candidate for the position of Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, will give a presentation on advocating for the liberal arts curriculum and faculty in a university setting from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. There will time for questions from the audience. The presentation is open to everyone in the university community. For more information, contact Melissa Chavez at 210-829-3838 or at mvchavez@uiwtx.edu

Final Award Ceremony of the Business Plan Competition
The H-E-B School of Business and Administration Business Plan Competition Final Award Ceremony will be held from noon to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 in the ICC Conference Hall. The winners from the competition will be announced and prizes awarded based on the quality of the final business plan. Everyone is welcome, but please RSVP by Thursday, Jan. 26. For more information, contact Dr. Scott Roberts at sdrobert@uiwtx.edu or call 210-832-2141.

9th Annual Red Dress Fashion Show and Health Fair
The Red Dress Fashion Show and Health Fair is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14 in Marian Hall Ballroom. The pageant will feature red garments modeled by UIW students that were designed and made by UIW fashion management students. The health fair, aimed at bringing awareness to the dangers of heart disease in women, boasts heart healthy appetizers and a variety of special activities and exhibits while providing information on the importance of maintaining a heart healthy lifestyle. Attendees will also have the opportunity to shop the Red Dress Scarf and Tie sale. The fashion show and health fair are free and open to the public. Special guest is KSAT 12 news anchor Ursula Pari. For more information, contact Lee Ann Waltz at 210-832-2191 or at waltz@uiwtx.edu.

Don’t Forget to Utilize San Antonio Museum of Art Membership
The University of the Incarnate Word is currently a Corporate Member of the San Antonio Museum of Art. UIW has added complementary admission to SAMA to benefit offerings for employees and students, and the Brainpower schools.

  • University of Incarnate Word
  • St. Anthony Catholic High School
  • Incarnate Word High School
  • St. Peter Prince of Apostles Elementary School
  • St. Anthony Elementary School

Through June 1, 2012, students, faculty, and staff of these campuses will gain free admittance during regular operating hours when they present a valid school ID. Any other family members or guests attending with the student or employee will need to pay regular admission to visit the museum.

Faculty Focus

“Getting Started with a Philosophy of Teaching”
UIW faculty members are invited to attend “Getting Started with a Philosophy of Teaching,” from 12:30-2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 at the Rosenberg School of Optometry. This session will help faculty members from many disciplines begin to write a teaching statement. Workshop leader Barbara Millis is a lively presenter and well known author in teaching and learning. A buffet lunch will be available at noon.  To register, contact Susan Hall at hall@uiwtx.edu.

Faculty Recital

UIW Music Department faculty members including Gerald Schloelzel as the violinist, and Zachary Ridgway as the pianist, will come together to perform a Faculty Recital from 7:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 in Our Lady’s Chapel. For more information, contact the Music Department at 210-829-3855 or at sul@uiwtx.edu.

High Schools

SACHS Approved by Texas Veterans Commission
St. Anthony Catholic High School was approved by the Texas Veterans Commission to allow qualified students, with a parent who is a veteran, to use VA Benefits to pay for their children’s tuition for both high school and dual enrollment college courses. This includes Senior Connection and dual enrollment VU courses.

UIW Prep Open House
UIW Prep will host an Open House at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31 at the Grossman International Conference Center. Meet and visit with UIW Prep administrators and instructors. There will be a short presentation with a demonstration of our classes online.Staff will be available to answer questions and assist with admissions. RSVP at prep@uiwtx.edu or 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

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Senior and First-Year Students, Tell UIW What You Think
Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 14, senior and first-year students may receive an invitation for the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) through Cardinal email. The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and responses are confidential. Feedback received will be used to help administrators and faculty improve policies, curriculum and campus activities. All students who complete the survey will be entered into a drawing for one of 50 Visa Gift Cards. Winners will be notified via email. For questions about the survey or if you are interested in the results, contact the Office of Institutional Research at surveyir@uiwtx.edu or visit http://nsse.iub.edu/.

Condolences
Our prayers and sympathy go to:

  • Harriet Christian & family on the recent loss of her husband, Frank P. Christian (UIW friend & Theatre Performer).

  • Patti Morris & family on the recent loss of her mother, Laverne Laurent George (BA ’43).

  • The family of Lt. Col. Helen Jasik, USANC, ret., (SR School ’42) on her recent death.

  • Nancy (Accounts Payable) & Donald Mizera on the recent loss of his mother, Linda Eleanor Mizera.

  • Mr. Kemper Williams & family on the recent loss of his wife, Patricia Tuttle Williams, (Former Student, class of ’62).

  • Larry Peabody (Adj. Prof. of Meteorology) & family on the recent loss of his mother, Susie Lee Boyd Peabody.

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.