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THE WEEK THAT WAS: february 1, 2013

Photo of the Week

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(Pictured L-R) Rick Smith, external business manager for athletics; Red, UIW’s mascot; and Mark Papich, director of athletics; pose with a specially designed ice sculpture during the Division 1 Celebration Kick-off at the Quarry Hofbrau on Thursday, Jan. 31.   


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

Ash Wednesday Services
Ash Wednesday Services will be offered at the following times & locations on Wednesday, Feb. 13:
8 a.m. - Mass - Our Lady's Chapel
12 p.m. - Mass - Our Lady's Chapel
3:30 p.m. - Ecumenical Service - Feik School of Pharmacy
4 p.m. - Liturgy of the Word - Rosenberg School of Optometry
5:30 p.m. - Ecumenical Service - Marian Hall Ballroom
7:30 p.m. - Ecumenical Service - IWHS Chapel
8:50 p.m. - Communion Service - Our Lady's Chapel
For more info, contact Mission & Ministry at (210) 829-3128 or

The CCVI Spirit Award Nomination
The CCVI Spirit Award recognizes a member of the faculty, staff or administration who has demonstrated the spirit of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. One award is given each year and it is time to make your nomination. To request a Nomination Form and for more information about the award, please contact Human Resources at (210) 829-6019 or Nominations are due no later than Feb. 28 to Sr. Walter Maher, vice president for Mission and Ministry.


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(Pictured L-R) Clarissa Tejeda, coordinator of career services; Raul Zendejas, director of first year engagement and professional development; and Katie Ramirez, coordinator of professional development; share a photo in Marian Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 30. Staff members of Career Services handed out candy to advertise for the upcoming UIW Full-Time Job Fair which will take place Tuesday, Feb.12, 1-4 p.m., in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room.

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(Pictured L-R) Ashley Garza, UIW student; Marisa Creech, secretary of the Writing and Learning Center (WLC); and Dr. Amanda Johnston, director of WLC; pose for a photo during WLC’s Plagiarism Workshop in the Administration Building on Thursday, January 31.   

Corporate Cup Blood Drive
Corporate Cup is partnering with Chi Phi fraternity for a Blood Drive on Feb. 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Marian Hall Student Center. Come out and donate and not only help a great cause but also help us score points for this year’s Corporate Cup Team. For more information, please contact Assistant Director of Campus Life Christina Leeth at or (210) 832-2189.

San Antonio Sports Corporate Cup Signup
UIW is proud to announce that we will again host the San Antonio Sports Corporate Cup on June 1, 2013 on campus. Last year, over 3,000 people and over 50 companies competed in events such as a 5K run, 5K walk, tug of war, dodge ball tournament, soccer kicks competition, and more. UIW took third place overall in their division and are looking to take first this year but need your help. Please visit for information on how to volunteer for the event, participate as one of the competitors or just come out and support. You can also contact Co-Captains Rick Smith at (210) 283-6448/ or Annette Thompson at (210) 283-5091/ for more information.

Red Dress Invite
Mark your calendars now for the 10th Annual Red Dress Fashion Show & Health Fair.

11th Annual Pierre Lecture
The 11th Annual Pierre Lecture, hosted by the Religious Studies Department and the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, will feature a public presentation by acclaimed scholar Dr. Candida Moss on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 7-8:30 p.m., Heritage Hall (Village at Incarnate Word). In her lecture, "Heavenly Bodies: What Does It Mean to Be Resurrected from the Dead?" Moss will discuss early Christian ideas about the resurrected body and how these impacted Western understandings of the human body in society and communal ethics. Moss is professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of Notre Dame. For more info, contact Dr. Timothy Milinovich at (724) 998-8832 or

International Affairs hosts presentation by Taiwanese Ambassador
UIW’s International Affairs office will host a presentation by Taiwanese Ambassador Daniel T.C. Liao, Ph.D., titled“Understanding Taiwan: A look into the global position of Taiwan.” The presentation will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 1:30-3 p.m. in Grossman International Conference Center auditorium. Liao will outline the current position of Taiwan, with an eye to the future, focusing on many relevant cultural, political, and economic considerations. For more information, please contact the UIW Office of International Affairs at (210) 805-5838.

Institute of World Cultures (IWC) hosts Asian New Year 2013 Celebration
It's the year of the snake. Everyone is invited to join the 2013 Asian New Year Celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 12 in Marian Hall Ballroom, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Come enjoy free tasty morsels of ethnic foods, authentic Asian dance performances, and a grand variety of cultural activities and booths. Don't miss out on our popular lion dance show; it will be performed by the UIW/IWC lion dance team. For more info, please contact Huan Lin (210) 805-5820 or

Valentine's Day Dinner
Rosenberg Sky Room at the McCombs Center has teamed up with Signature Catering and Goen South to create an unforgettable dining experience this Valentine's Day, Thursday, Feb. 14, 6-9 p.m. Come taste the culinary creations of four-star Executive Chef Shawn Monroe of Signature Catering while overlooking the dazzling San Antonio skyline. The pre-set, three course menu starts at only $60 per couple, with an optional champagne or wine and hors d'oeuvres upgrade. The evening will feature live jazz music from the Oh So Good Band. Contact the Sky Room Office to make reservations at (210) 805-5805 or

ELEVATE Women’s Conference 2013
ELEVATE, a women's conference for UIW alumni and friends and sponsored by UIW Planned Giving Council & UIW Alumni Association, will be held Thursday, Feb. 28, 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at The Bright Shawl (819 Augusta, San Antonio, TX). Keynote speaker is Suzanne Cheever Goudge whose topic is "Lessons Learned and Taught - Our Generational Legacy." Conference cost is $40 per person. Lunch with keynote option is $25 per person (space is limited). RSVP is required by Feb. 22. Please register online at

Department News

Blackboard Calendar Session
Blackboard has updated the calendar feature to make it more useful for both students and faculty. Information technology Services will present this session on Friday, Feb. 1, 2-3 p.m., in Mabee Library, G16, to show instructors how to create calendar items and integrate the Blackboard calendar with their Outlook calendar. Contact Terry Peak, training coordinator, at to register.

Ticket to Knowledge: Basic Business Research
Mabee Library is kicking off its spring semester Ticket to Knowledge classes. Join Leticia Martinez on Saturday, Feb. 2, 1-2 p.m. in Mabee Library, Room 230, for her class Basic Business Research. For more info, contact Leticia Martinez at (210) 832-2119 or

Librarians on Location
The Library & Instructional Technology staff will engage the UIW community in discussions and demonstrations on Library and Instructional Technology resources & services such as PRIMO or other electronic resources on Monday, Feb. 4, 5:30-7 p.m., Gorman Building lobby, and Thursday, Feb. 7, 10-11:30 a.m., Joyce Building lobby. For more info, contact Leticia Martinez at (210) 832-2119 or

Extended Academic Programs

EAP Student Event
EAP held is 3rd Annual Student Appreciation event at the Rosenberg Sky Room on Wednesday, Jan. 30. Over 400 students were in attendance at the fun event. With great food, live music and even a mascot, everyone had a great time as staff, advisors and faculty manned the serving lines.

EAP hosts official opening of Pecan Valley Center
EAP will be hosting an official opening of the Pecan Valley Center on Monday, March 4 at 10:30 a.m. The new center is located at 408 Bushick Dr. in South San Antonio. Please RSVP with the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

Community News

GSA Meeting
(Pictured clockwise) Stephen Lucke, student; Michelle Gorman, community gardens program assistant for Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas; Amy Carcanagues, director of financial assistance; Justin Arredondo-Guerrero, student; Ileana Chapa, student; and Roberto Hofmann, UIW’s master gardener; gathered in the UIW Community Vegetable Garden on Monday, Jan. 29. Gorman and the Community Garden Council members met to discuss eligibility for grant funding from Green Spaces Alliance.  

UIW’s president named a 2013 Legacy Leader
UIW is proud to announce that Dr. Louis J. Agnese, Jr. has been named a 2013 Legacy Leader by the San Antonio Business Journal. Agnese is one of 10 men and women selected who have made significant contributions to local business and the community in the last 25 years. Past Legacy Leaders include former San Antonio Mayors Lila Cockrell and Henry Cisneros, former Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade, San Antonio Spurs Owner Peter Holt, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolf and San Antonio businessman Red McCombs.

Red Dress Health Tips
Don’t deprive yourself of that special treat. We all have that one food we can’t live without. Eat it occasionally (in moderation) to keep those cravings at bay. 

SafeConnect Network Access Control Announcement
Technical Services will be implementing SafeConnect Network Access Control at UIW. SafeConnect allows Technical Servicesto 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 Nursing Building
When: Tuesday, Feb. 05, 2013
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.     

Effective Team Membership for Course Assignments
The Graduate Support Center will host a workshop presented by Dr. Margaret A. Buck on Saturday, Feb. 2, 10 a.m.-noon, Mabee Library Auditorium. This workshop will address useful skills and knowledge for being effective on class teams. Topics include team development, roles, best practices, and problem solving. The workshop is free and open to everyone. For more info, contact Dr. David Ortiz at (210) 283-6454 or

Resume Basics
Career Services & Professional Development  presents Resume Basics, a 45 minute presentation on essential resume elements, on Tuesday, Feb. 5, Mabee Library Auditorium, noon. Resume Basics is recommended for freshmen, sophomores and students who have not yet created a resume. Faculty are encouraged to bring classes. For more info, contact Career Services at (210) 829-3931 or

Advanced Resumes
Build on the concepts presented in Resume Basics. Experts in the HR/Recruiting field show you how to get noticed on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 1:30 p.m., Mabee Library Auditorium.  Recommended for juniors, seniors and students who are looking to update an existing resume. Faculty are encouraged to bring classes. For more info, contact Career Services at (210) 829-3931 or

Managing School, Work and Personal Time Workshop
The Graduate Support Center will host a Managing School, Work and Personal Time workshop presented by Dr. Nursen Zanca on Thursday, Feb. 7, 6-8 p.m., Mabee Library Special Collections Room, and Saturday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Mabee Library Auditorium. 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 info, contact Dr. David Ortiz at (210) 283-6454 or

Preparing for a Job Fair
On Thursday, Feb. 7, 3-4:30 p.m., Mabee Library Auditorium, learn strategies to make job fairs work for you and what you'll need to know before you arrive. The session is highly recommended for students attending the UIW Job Fair on Feb. 12. Open to students & alumni. Faculty are encouraged to bring classes. For more info, contact Career Services at (210) 829-3931 or

Faculty Focus

Blackboard Mobile Learn for Faculty
Kenneth Rogers, Blackboard administrator, will provide a hands-on learning experience with the UIW Blackboard Mobile App on Wednesday, Feb. 6, noon-1 p.m., and Friday, Feb. 8, 2-3p.m, in Mabee Library, G16. During the session, faculty will learn how to navigate their course, send email to students, access and use the discussion board and upload course content from their DropBox account. Note that faculty who attend the course must have a mobile device such as a Smart Phone, iPhone or iPad, with the Blackboard Mobile App installed and a Dropbox account. Contact Terry Peak, training coordinator, at to register.

High Schools

(Pictured L-R) Dan Sorola, SACHS Algebra I teacher; Michael Lee, SACHS substitute teacher; Rebecca Perez, SACHS Spanish I teacher; a SACHS substitute teacher; and Janet Perry, SACHS Algebra I teacher; attended UIW’s Brainpower Mass in the Rosenberg Sky Room on Friday, Jan. 25.

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(Pictured L-R) IWHS faculty and staff members Dina Zamarripa, Gloria Medrano, Kateri Martinez, Dr. Lynn Piez, Sharon Perez, Annette Zahirniak, and Deborah Quinones attended UIW’s Brainpower Mass.

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Fr. Tom Dymowski, O.SS.T., UIW chaplain, presided over UIW’s Brainpower Mass.

A Taste of St. Anthony
The St. Anthony Catholic High School PTC invites you to an evening of extravagant festivities on Saturday, Feb. 9, 6 p.m.-midnight, at The Whitley Theological Center at Oblate School of Theology (285 Oblate Dr., San Antonio, TX 78213). The evening begins with a cocktail hour featuring entertainment by the SACHS Jazz Band, followed by a delicious menu and silent auction. Our gala culminates with an elegant dance with music provided by Joe Posada. Tickets are now on sale; for details, call Grace DeJesus at (210) 805-5860 or Emilio Gonzales at (210) 805-5882.

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Centering Prayer Mini Workshop: “Heartfulness”
UIW Retreat and Conference Center at the Denman Estate will be offering an opportunity to learn the prayer of Presence called Centering Prayer on Saturday, Feb. 2, 9:30 a.m.-noon, in the Library Building of Denman Estate. “Heartfulness,” a DVD series featuring Fr. Thomas Keating of Contemplative Outreach will be shown. Sr. Mary Agnes Zinni, OSB, will be one of the presenters, assisted by Sr. Alice Holden, CCVI. Cost: $10. For more info, contact Sr. Alice Holden at (210) 525-1232 or

Headwaters Coalition Volunteer Work Day
The Headwaters Coalition is hosting a Volunteer Work Day outdoors in the Headwaters Sanctuary on Saturday, Feb. 2, and Friday, Feb. 8, 8:30-11:30 a.m., which is adjacent to the UIW baseball field. Volunteers are eligible for off campus community service hours. You'll help preserve the Sanctuary by removing invasive plants, making trails, picking up trash, and planting native plants. Dress for the woods: long pants, long sleeves, and closed-toe shoes.  We meet at the picnic tables north of the baseball fields. For more info, contact Helen Ballew at  (210) 828-2224, x232, or

Our sympathy and prayers go to:

  • Mary Helen Pinner (IWHS ’42, BA ’46) & family on the recent loss of Charles W. Keeling.
  • Wayne Korpi & family on the recent loss of his wife, and Agnes Scheel Williams (BA ’72) & family on the recent loss of her sister, Rose Anne Scheel Korpi (BA ’69).

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