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THE WEEK THAT WAS: March 1, 2013

Photo of the Week

sr dott and lisa
(Pictured L-R) Sr. Dorothy Ettling, CCVI, professor of education, and Lisa McNary, director of alumni relations, share a photo at the 2013 ELEVATE Women’s Conference held Thursday, Feb. 28, at The Bright Shawl. A women's conference for UIW alumni and friends, the event was sponsored by the UIW Planned Giving Council and UIW Alumni Association.


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

March 1: Lent – Daily Reflection:  Deliver Us From Evil

Meet the Mission: Spring Break Edition
Spring Break Meet the Mission is a neighborhood cleanup and house painting effort in the San Antonio community undertaken by teams of UIW students, faculty, and staff each weekday, March 11-15. Breakfast, lunch, and transportation to and from the sites will be provided. Each day of service will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude by 3 p.m. Volunteer for as many days as you like. To sign up or receive more information, contact Dr. Chris Edelman at

Holy Week Schedule for the Chapel of the Incarnate Word
The Holy Week schedule for the Chapel of the Incarnate Word is as follows:

  • Stations of the Cross-every Wednesday during Lent at 6:30 p.m.
  • Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord-Sunday, March 24, 10:30 a.m.

Holy Week

  • Thursday of the Lord’s Supper- Thursday, March 28, 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday of the Passion of the Lord-Friday, March 29, 5:30 p.m.
  • The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night-Saturday, March 30, 8 p.m.
  • Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord-Sunday, March 31, 10:30 a.m.

For more information, contact (210) 828-2224.


goulet and sylvia
(Pictured L-R) Sylvia Kutschenreuter, office manager for development; Sharyll Teneyuca, attorney, The Law Office of Sharyll S. Teneyuca; and Dr. Caroline Goulet, dean of the School of Physical Therapy, pose for a photo during the ELEVATE Women’s Conference.  

Did the Odds Work?
Two-time Paralympian, Six-time U.S. National Champion and Pan-American Champion Fencer Gary van der Wege will speak to the community on Friday, March 1, 11 a.m.-noon, in Mabee Library Auditorium. Having been a competitive swimmer and fencer, Gary found his life drastically changed when he was hit from behind and pinned under an SUV. Gary now is a proponent for providing sports to those with disabilities, as well as understanding and accepting the disabled community around us. He will talk about his life and experiences in overcoming a devastating injury. For more info, contact Dr. Scott Dittloff  at (210) 829-2713 or  

UIW Theatre Arts presents “The Memory of Water”
The UIW Department of Theatre Arts invites you to “The Memory of Water,” a gloriously funny and deeply felt story about three bereaved sisters who have come together for the funeral of their mother. Performances will take place in Cheever Downstage II Theatre on March 1 and 2, at 8 p.m. For more info, contact (210) 829-3800 or

Corporate Cup Participant Interest Lunch
This year’s Corporate Cup is June 1 at UIW. Please join current members of Team UIW for a brownbag lunch meeting on Friday, March 1, at noon in the Benson Fieldhouse. This meeting is for all employees who have expressed interest in joining the team, and for all employees who may be interested in participating in some way. Remember, you can join as a competitor, or a volunteer. If you have questions, please contact Rick Smith at

Sport Management Symposium
On Friday, March 1, 6 p.m., and Saturday, March 2, 4 p.m., UIW will co-host the third annual Sport Management Symposium with Trinity University in the Burton E. Grossman International Conference Center. Join in as industry leaders from across South Texas come to the UIW campus to discuss the current issues and opportunities in the sports world (diversity, media, non-profit, club sport, doping and more). The featured speaker, Dr. George Cunningham of Texas A&M, is the industry leader examining diversity in sports. Registration is only $5 for UIW students and $20 for all other attendees. Anyone interested in the sports scene in San Antonio should definitely take the opportunity to network with our guests. Register and learn more at Email Dr. Randall Griffiths directly for more information or for an electronic copy of the event flyer at

Descanso Installation Ceremony
This event on Monday, March 4, 3-4 p.m., Dubuis Lawn, honors victims of drunk driving and brings in community dignitaries to address the community about drunk driving before our Spring Break. In addition, we bless the descansos, the student-created campus memorials to the victims of drunk driving.  Mayor Julian Castro (tentative confirmation) and District Attorney Susan Reed will address UIW and larger community about driving drunk. The event is open to the public. For more info, Dr. Maria Felix-Ortiz at (210) 364-9023 or

OLLU Moody Professor Lecture at UIW
Dr. Ezequiel Pena, assistant professor of psychology at Our Lady of the Lake University, will present his Moody Professor lecture on Monday, March 4 in Mabee Library’s Special Collections Room beginning at 4:30 p.m. The Moody Professor was established in 1971 at the University of the Incarnate Word and Our Lady of the Lake University through a grant made to the two institutions by the Moody Foundation. A faculty member is named Moody Professor from each institution annually, and in turn, delivers two public lectures on topics in their chosen field of specialization, one at Our Lady of the Lake University and one at the University of the Incarnate Word. For more info, contact Itza Casanova at (210) 829-3943 or

Wind Ensemble Performance
The UIW Wind Ensemble, under Director Ferd Vollmar, will perform Wednesday, March 6, 7:30-9:30 p.m., in the Fine Arts Auditorium. The Holmes High School Wind Ensemble and Director Daniel Lugo, will be special guest performers. The performance is free and open to the public. For more info, contact the UIW Music Department at (210) 829-3855 or

Trascendencias,” works by Liliana Wilson
The UIW Art Department proudly presents “Trascendencias,” works by Liliana Wilson in Semmes Gallery, located in Dougherty Fine Arts Center. The exhibit will be on display 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (M-F), March 8-April 3. An opening reception will be held Friday, March 8, 6-7:30 p.m. in Semmes Gallery. For more information, contact the Art Department at (210) 829-3855 or at

Footlight Faux Pas
The Extended Run Players, in cooperation with the UIW Theatre Arts Department, present Footlight Faux Pas on Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 10, at 2 p.m. in Elizabeth Huth Coates Theatre. Footlight Faux Pas is devoted to stories of theatre mishaps and misunderstandings, blunders, cues and miscues, wardrobe malfunctions, misstatements and sound effects that don’t sound. Join us for an evening of light-hearted fun as we share anecdotes from our Extended Run Players, our friends and some from published collections, along with music from our own Cadenza Singers. Cost: adults $10, seniors $9, non-UIW students $8, groups $6, and UIW students, faculty and staff attend free of charge. For info, contact the Theatre Arts Department at (210) 829-3800 or

Religious Dance and Drama Incarnating Compassion
Retreat groups, youth groups, prayer groups, and individuals are invited to share and to learn drama and dance at the Religious Dance and Drama Incarnating Compassion event on Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., in Marian Hall Ballroom. The event is organized by Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, CCVI, professor of religious studies; with Dr. Terri E. Boggess, chair of exercise and sports science at St. Mary’s University, sharing “Yoga as Prayer”; Catherine L. Cuasay, LPC expressive arts therapist; and other leaders of dance and drama. The event is free and open to the public. Register by sending your name and contact information to or leave a message at (210) 829-3854. For more info, visit

Department News

Librarians on Location
Mabee Library & Instructional Technology staff will engage the UIW community in discussions and demonstrations on Mabee Library and Instructional Technology resources & services such as PRIMO or other electronic resources on Tuesday, March 5, 10-11:30 a.m., Nursing Building lobby and Thursday, March 7, 1:30-3 p.m., Fine Arts Building lobby. For more info, contact Leticia Martinez at (210) 832-2119 or

UIW Tech Fair - Booths / Presentations
Instructional Technology is currently planning the third annual UIW Tech Fair which will be held Wednesday, April 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., in Marian Hall Ballroom. We would like to encourage your participation in this year’s fair. We have booths where you can showcase technology-based projects and will be having 30 minute presentations throughout the day in our App Corner and Interactive Corner. The App corner will be dedicated to showcasing Apps that can be used for teaching and learning and the Interactive Corner will have a few iPads that can be used during a presentation to allow for interactivity and learning. If you are interested in a booth or presentation please contact Ana Gonzalez at or Terry Peak at and let us know how you would like to participate. 

Extended Academic Programs

Shuttle Service Available to Pecan Valley Center Grand Opening
EAP will be hosting the official Grand 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. For those interested in attending the opening there will be a shuttle available at 9:45 a.m. in Marian Circle and will leave Pecan Valley center by 11:45 a.m. to head back to main campus. There will only be one trip there and one trip back so it will be very important to be on time as to not miss the celebration. Please RSVP to the Office of Public Relations at (210) 829-6001.

Community News

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

Writing a Literature Review Workshop
Once you have collected the appropriate research articles and books, the next step is writing the literature review. The Graduate Support Center will presents a Writing a Literature Review workshop on Monday, March 4, 6-8 p.m., Mabee Library, Room 230, and Saturday, March 9, 10 a.m.-noon, Mabee Library Auditorium. For more info, contact Dr. David Ortiz at (210) 283-6454 or

SafeConnect Network Access Control Announcement
Technical Services will be implementing SafeConnect Network Access Control at UIW’s Main Campus.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 at UIW Main Campus.
When: Tuesday, March 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.

$500 Rally Alley Package Now Available
Reserve your tailgate space for the 2013 football season now. University departments and student groups are encouraged to take advantage of this limited time offer: a tailgate space in Rally Alley and 20 vouchers for a general admission ticket for each home game for $500. This is advantageous for groups who host families, non-employees, alumni, etc., because you can tailgate and give your attendees a ticket to the game. This deal is only available until April 1. For more information, and to order, contact Kevin Rubel at or (210) 805-3000. The home schedule for football next year is not yet released, but we expect to have seven home games. Don’t miss the opportunity to make an impact.

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,

Faculty Focus

Dr. Bo Han, instructor of management information systems, speaks to the UIW community during the Young Researchers Panel held in Marian Hall Ballroom on Tuesday, Feb. 26. The panel was part of the Sixth Annual Research Week. 

Dr. David A. Ortiz, director of the graduate support center, poses for a photo during the Formal Poster Session in Marian Hall Ballroom on Wednesday, Feb. 27. The session was part of the Sixth Annual Research Week. 

The Center for Teaching and Learning invited faculty members for lunch and presentations on “Teaching University Students from Other Cultures” on Wednesday, Feb. 27 in the Administration Building. Presenters included Dr. Osman Özturgut, assistant professor of education; Dr. Norman St. Clair, assistant professor of education; and Dr. ShiShu Zhang, assistant professor of business.   

(Pictured L-R) Dr. Roger Barnes, professor of sociology and criminal justice; and sociology students Justin Taylor, Elizabeth Estrada, and Catherine Koterba share a photo at the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty annual conference in Austin on Saturday, Feb. 23.

Mobile Learning Program for School Year 2014
UIW is committed to supporting the continued use of mobile devices in the classroom to enhance teaching and learning. Information Resources has received funding to support Phase II of UIW's Mobile Learning Program. This is an opportunity to provide interested faculty with mobile devices that can be integrated into their classroom teaching. Proposals are being sought from full-time faculty members interested in participating in the program in the Fall 2013 and/or Spring 2014 semesters. Please see the following Call for Proposals and click on the link to submit your proposal: Faculty can go to the link provided and submit a proposal between now and March 22.

High Schools

IWHS Spring Open House
IWHS will host their Spring Open House on Sunday, April 14, 2-4 p.m., on the IWHS campus to provide a preview for sixth and seventh grade students and families to introduce them to what IWHS has to offer. For more info, contact Annette Zahirniak at (210) 829-3123 or

Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at

Visit Incarnate Word High School at

Visit the UIW Prep website at


Headwaters Coalition Volunteer Work Day
The Headwaters Coalition is hosting a Volunteer Work Day outdoors in the Headwaters Sanctuary on Friday, March 8, 8:30-11:30 a.m., which is adjacent to the UIW baseball field. 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:

  • The family of Ruth Cowie Buerkle (SR School of Nursing ’43) on her recent death.
  • Edward Nichols on the recent loss of his wife, and Erin Nichols (BA ’11) on the recent loss of her mother, Irma S. Nichols.
  • John K. Riley & family on the recent loss of his mother, Jody E. Riley (UNDCLD ’52).

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