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THE WEEK THAT WAS: february 8, 2013

Photo of the Week

Tawain Ambassador
(Pictured L-R) UIW President Dr. Louis J. Agnese, Jr., Taiwanese Ambassador Dr. Daniel T.C. Liao, and Vice President for International Affairs Marcos Fragoso share a photo at a luncheon prior to Liao’s presentation in the Grossman International Conference Center auditorium on Wednesday, Feb. 6. In Liao’s presentation, “Understanding Taiwan: A look into the global position of Taiwan,” the ambassador outlined the current position of Taiwan, with an eye to the future, focusing on many relevant cultural, political, and economic considerations.      


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
10 a.m.-Liturgy of the Word-School of Physical Therapy
12 p.m. - Mass - Our Lady's Chapel
3:30 p.m. - Liturgy of the Word - Rosenberg School of Optometry
4 p.m. - Ecumenical Service - Feik School of Pharmacy
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 Mission & Ministry at (210) 829-3128 or Nominations are due no later than Feb. 28 to Sr. Walter Maher, vice president for Mission & Ministry.


10th Annual Red Dress Fashion Show and Health Fair Photos

Red Dress Models
Models pose for a photo during the 10th Annual Red Dress Fashion Show and Health Fair in Marian Hall Ballroom on Tuesday, Feb. 5. The annual event, promoting cardiac health in women, showcased red garments specifically designed and constructed by UIW student designers.

Red Dress 2
(Pictured L-R) Dr. Laura Munoz, associate professor of nursing, and Dr. Renea Fike, assistant professor of education, share a photo at the 10th Annual Red Dress Fashion Show and Health Fair.

Red Dress 3
(Pictured L-R) Dr. Mary Hoke, dean of Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions; Dr. Denise Staudt, dean of the Dreeben School of Education; and Lisa Hutzler McNary, director of alumni relations; share a photo during the Red Dress event.

Re Dress 4
(Pictured L-R) Dr. Lourdes Fortepiani, assistant professor of optometry, and Dr. Patricia Sanchez-Diaz, assistant professor of optometry, pose for a photo at the Rosenberg School of Optometry information booth during the Red Dress event. 

UIW Music Department presents Ko Eun Grace Lee Piano Recital
Ko Eun Grace Lee will perform pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, Muzio Clementi, Oliver Messiaen, and Johannes Brahms on Saturday, Feb. 9, 7:30-9 p.m., Our Lady’s Chapel. For info, contact the UIW Music Department at (210) 829-3855 or

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.-1:30 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 (210) 805-5820 or

Fat Tuesday Buffet
Come enjoy a Fat Tuesday Buffet on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Marian Hall. Sodexo will be serving Louisiana gumbo, shrimp & crawfish boil, chicken etouffee, red beans & rice, corn bread, fried okra, southern green beans & potato, dirty rice, bread pudding, and king cake. For more info, contact Rudy Martinez at (210) 832-2149.

Selma to Montgomery: The Struggle for the Vote
Dr. Roger Barnes, professor of sociology, will present a lecture, “Selma to Montgomery: The Struggle for the Vote,” in Mabee Library Auditorium on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 10:30-11:30 a.m. The Selma to Montgomery marches in 1965 aimed to put public pressure on U.S. Congress to pass a voting rights bill for black citizens. Selma and the march to Montgomery is one of the most important moments in Civil Rights history. For more info, contact Campus Life at (210) 829-6034.

UIW Full-Time Job Fair
The UIW Full-Time Job Fair will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 12 in Rosenberg Sky Room, 1-4 p.m., and is open to current students/alumni of all majors. Employers recruiting at this event will feature paid, full-time opportunities only. Dress professionally and bring resumes. Students are highly encouraged to check the list of attending employers and apply online prior to the event. For more info, contact Career Services at (210) 829-3931 or

Corporate Cup Event
Tuesday, Feb 12 is “A Night in New Orleans” at 6 p.m. in the Marian Hall Ballroom. The first 100 people to bring five non-perishable items to support the San Antonio Food Bank will receive a free t-shirt and by mentioning “Corporate Cup,” help UIW continue to gain points. For more information, please contact Assistant Director of Campus Life Christina Leeth at or (210) 832-2189. Please visit for information on how to volunteer for the Corporate Cup event, participate as one of the competitors or just come out and support.

Institute of World Cultures presents Chinese Opera
UIW International Affairs, the Institute of World Cultures, the Greater San Antonio Chinese Chamber of Commerce, and the Alamo Asian American Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the once in a lifetime honor of hosting the performance of two great Chinese Opera Companies. On Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m., the Hui Opera and Huangmei Opera companies will perform at the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room. Admission is $10 per person and $5 for students. The Chinese Opera is an entertaining mix of song, dance and martial arts. Come celebrate the Asian New Year with these legendary Chinese Operas. For info, contact James  Lin at (210) 805-5820 or

UIW goes pink
Wear pink on Wednesday, February 13. Delta Beta Chi will be in the circle from 11 .am.-2 p.m. giving out prizes for students, faculty and staff who wear pink for Breast Cancer Awareness. Then later on that day come out to the pink games for more prizes and see the UIW basketball teams wear pink.

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

Dinner to Remember
Come bring your friends or your sweetheart to our annual Dinner to Remember on Thursday, Feb. 14 in the ICC Ballroom. Sodexo will be serving braised quail, petite chateaubriand, stuffed sole, and vegetable Napoleon. Reserve your table now for 7-9 p.m. by emailing our catering department at Cost is $26.95 per person and you may pay with your dining dollars. *Reservations will be taken until Feb. 8.

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

Ticket to Knowledge: Music Resources at UIW
On Monday, Feb. 11, 2-3 p.m., in Mabee Library, Room 221, join Farhad Moshiri, A/V librarian, for a guide to the UIW library music resources such as databases, music scores, books on music, and audiovisual materials plus tips for searching music materials. For more info, contact Farhad Moshiri at (210) 829-3842.

Librarians on Location
The Library & Instructional Technology staff will be available to meet with students to share and demonstrate Mabee Library and Instructional Technology’s resources and services on Monday, Feb. 11, 10-11:30 a.m., Fine Arts Building lobby, and Wednesday, Feb. 13, 10-11:30 a.m., AT&T Building lobby. For more info, contact Leticia Martinez at (210) 832-2119 or

App 101: Develop Apps for Apple
Dreux Marie, Apple Computer system engineer, will come to UIW’s MIS 4399 iOS App Development class on Thursday, Feb. 14, at 1:30 p.m. in Gorman Building Room 209, and discuss with the UIW community the topic of "Why Develop Apps for Apple iOS?” Don't miss the great opportunity to socialize with industrial leaders. Seats are limited and will be provided on a first come first serve basis. For more information, please contact Dr. Bo Han at or (210) 283-6333. You can also “like” UIW Mobile Technology Research in Action’s Facebook page at

Extended Academic Programs

VP for EAP attends Education Advisory Board’s Continuing and Online Education forum
Dr. Cyndi Porter, vice president for Extended Academic Programs (EAP), attended the yearly meeting of Education Advisory Board’s Continuing and Online Education forum in Washington D.C.on Monday, Feb. 4-Tuesday, Feb. 5. As a member of the forum, she represents UIW in national market research on a variety of issues important to the future of online and adult education.

EAP Information Session
Join Extended Academic Programs (EAP) at an information session for adult students wanting to earn a degree on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. at the Dr. Burton E. Grossman International Conference Center. During the session you can have your transcripts evaluated, hear about payment and scholarship options, meet with professors, visit with our career services staff, and receive application assistance from admission counselors. To RSVP call (210) 757-0202 or email Visit for more information. Access a UIW degree at our newest location in Pecan Valley.

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 to the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

Community News

Rotary Scholarship
(Pictured L-R) Rick Fink, member of the Alamo Heights Rotary Board of Directors as well as general manager for Alamo Heights Night LLC; Kelly Kirkland, UIW student; and Dr. David Jurenovich, vice president for enrollment management and student services, share a photo on Tuesday, Feb. 5, on campus. The Alamo Heights Rotary Club presented Kirkland with the Alamo Heights Night Logo Design Contest Scholarship. Kirkland designed original artwork for a logo for Alamo Heights Night® 2013 to be used on promotional material for the event.

Dr Martinez on camera
A makeup artist preps Dr. Elda E. Martinez, associate professor and director of teacher education, for a film shoot on Wednesday, Feb. 6, on Dubuis Lawn. A professional film crew has been on campus Wednesday, Feb. 6-Friday, Feb. 8, capturing footage for UIW’s next advertising campaign.

UIW in the News
Six players from San Antonio area among Incarnate Word's signing class

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 Gorman Building
When: Tuesday, February 12, 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 (210) 829-2721 or with any questions or concerns.

UIW Community Garden Workday
Learn about living a sustainable lifestyle, while beautifying the campus. During this garden workday in the UIW Community Garden on Saturday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., volunteers will help harvest the fall crops, build new raised beds, and gain up to four hours of off campus community service. A portion of the harvest will be donated to the San Antonio Food Bank. For more info, contact Stephen Lucke at (210) 478-7292 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, assistant professor of economics, on Saturday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., in the 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

Bookstore Closure for Inventory
The Bookstore will be closing at 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11 for inventory. We will reopen on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 8 a.m. For info, contact Anne Richards at (210) 829-6056 or

APA Writing Style Workshop
The Graduate Support Center will host an Introduction to APA Writing Style workshop on Monday, Feb. 11, 6-8 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 16, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., in Mabee Library, Room 230. American Psychological Association (APA) is the editorial writing style adopted by many graduate programs at UIW. For more info, contact Dr. David Ortiz at (210) 283-6454 or

2013 Presidential Teaching Award Nominations
Nominations for the 2013 Presidential Teaching Award will be accepted today until Thursday, Feb. 28. This annual award acknowledges and rewards a full-time faculty member who exemplifies excellence in teaching that leads to student engagement. UIW President Dr. Louis J. Agnese, Jr. will present a $5,000 stipend to the recipient. This award is presented to an individual one time; recipients become members of the selection committee in succeeding years. Colleagues, current students and alumni may make nominations accompanied by the reason the nominee is deserving of the award. For full details and a nomination form, visit

2013 William E. Mulcahy Award Nominations
The Earth Month Committee is accepting nominations for the 2013 William E. Mulcahy Award. Nominations will be accepted until Monday, April 15. Submissions should include a short summary of the nominee’s contribution to the preservation of the planet and may be submitted to the Earth Month Committee, c/o Dr. Sally Said, AD 258,

Shoe Collection for “A Walk in My Shoes”
UIW‘s National Society of Leadership & Success has partnered with “A Walk in My Shoes,” a non-profit organization founded by UIW student Eric Castillo, to collect gently used shoes for those in need. Two bins are setup for donations, one located in Marian Circle and the other in the Administration building by the Registrar’s Office. Shoes will be collected until the end of April and the goal is to collect 1000 shoes. For more info, contact Stephani Flores at

Faculty Focus

Blackboard Mobile Learn for Faculty-CANCELED
The Blackboard Mobile App workshop on Friday, Feb. 8, 2-3 p.m, in Mabee Library, G16, has been canceled. For more details, contact Terry Peak, training coordinator, at

High Schools

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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Our sympathy and prayers go to:

  • Lawrence Keating & family on the recent loss of his grandmother, Alice Laura Schroeders Keating (BA ’36).
  • Dr. Chandra Mickles (Rosenberg School of Optometry Faculty) & family on the recent loss of her father, Dr. Sammie Mickles.
  • Stephanie & Christopher (BBA ’95) Meyer & family on the recent loss of their daughter; Sandra Meyer (UNDCL ’88) on the recent loss of her granddaughter; and Sr. Germaine Corbin, CCVI (BA ’62) on the recent loss of her grandniece, Chloe Meyer.
  • Teresa & Frank Naranjo & family on the recent loss of their daughter, Tracey Naranjo (BA ’04).
  • Dr. Mary Beth Swofford (BA ’74, MA ’77, English Faculty) and Harriet Swofford Becker (BS ’73) & family on the recent loss of their mother, Henrian Engbrock Swofford.

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