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THE WEEK THAT WAS: May 17, 2013

Photo of the Week

(Pictured L-R) Mark Papich, athletics director; Dr. Louis J. Agnese, Jr., UIW president; Sr. Yolanda Tarango, CCVI, congregational coordinator; Paul Elizondo, Bexar County commissioner; and Nelson Wolf, Bexar County judge; cut the ribbon to officially open the UIW Brainpower Center for Fencing and International Sports on the St. Anthony Catholic High School campus on Monday, May 13.


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



UIW Brainpower Center for Fencing and International Sports Grand Opening Celebration Photos

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Mark Papich, athletics director, addresses guests at the opening of the fencing center. Over 150 guests attended the grand opening event. 

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Olympic bronze medal winners Courtney and Kelly Hurley demonstrate their fencing skills at the grand opening celebration.

2013 Spring Commencement Photos

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(Pictured L-R) Dr. Louis Agnese, UIW president; Imam Abdur-Rahim Muhammad, a member of the UIW interfaith council; Stanley and Sandra Rosenberg, UIW benefactors; and Rabbi Mark S. Diamond; share a photo in Buckley-Mitchell Advancement Center prior to the Spring 2013 Commencement ceremony for professional and Ph.D. candidates. Muhammad delivered the invocation and Diamond gave the commencement address at the ceremony held in Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center on Friday, May 10. 

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San Antonio Councilwoman Ivy Taylor delivers the commencement address at the Spring 2013 Commencement ceremony for undergraduate and graduate candidates held at the Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum on Sunday, May 12. 

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UIW faculty members stand to recognize graduates during Sunday’s ceremony. Over 900 students graduated from UIW this spring with 783 walking the stage at the commencement ceremonies.  

TRiO Student Support Services hosted their annual Student Achievement Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 9 in Marian Hall Ballroom. Administrators and faculty celebrated the accomplishments of mentors, Summer Bridge participants, Living and Learning Community and graduates.

Taiwan Aboriginal Dance
Join the UIW Institute of World Cultures and Composed Artistes in Taiwan Aborigines (CAITA) for vibrant and breathtaking cultural performances from Taiwan on Saturday, May 18, 7-10 p.m., at the UIW Fine Arts Auditorium. The performances will conclude with a rousing finale with audience participation. Admission is free. For more info, contact Kelsee McVey at (210) 805-5820 or

Department News

Free Furniture and Office Supplies
The School of Graduate Studies and Research will be closing the McNair Scholars Offices in AD 120. As they prepare to move out of the space, there are a number of things they do not need or cannot take with them.All faculty and staff are welcome to come by the offices any time Monday – Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.If AD 120 is locked at the time you wish to come by, please visit Gracie Zuniga in AD 180 for access. Miscellaneous office supplies are stacked on top of desks and in some of the file cabinets.All remaining chairs, desks, file cabinets and bookshelves are available for use.It is their hope that these materials and supplies will find good homes in other spaces.If you need assistance moving any of the larger furniture to your office, please contact Special Events at (210) 829-6045 to facilitate the move.

Rosebrock and Rogers attend Blackboard event in Washington, D.C.
Ben Rosebrock, senior director of digital infrastructure and user services, and Kenneth Rogers, blackboard administrator, attended an invite only event in Washington, D.C. focusing on Blackboard Managed Hosting technologies. In addition to attending sessions covering Blackboard's growth in hosting, touring Blackboard's data center and seeing an updated product roadmap, Rogers gave a presentation to approximately 30 other attendees highlighting UIW's history of the Blackboard product.

Tom Duckworth's Retirement Reception
Please join the Comptroller’s Office for Payroll Manager Tom Duckworth's retirement reception in Mabee Library’s Special Collections Suite on Thursday, May 30, 3-5 p.m. For more info, contact Veronica Castillo at (210) 829-2746 or

School of Mathematics, Science & Engineering Summer Camps
The School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering's annual Science Summer Camp for top performing students, open to upcoming high school juniors and seniors, will be held July 8-July 12 for girls only and July 15-July19 for co-ed. A schedule will be provided to students who are accepted for camp attendance. Schedules will vary per day of the camp. Students will conduct hands-on lab exercises, get an inside look at labs, participate in team activities, meet UIW professors and researchers and get insight to survive and succeed in college. Each camp is open to the top 20 applicants from each group. The cost of the camp is $250 with $125 being due at the time of application. Students can apply at The deadline for applications is June 21. A $500 college scholarship is available to students who are accepted and choose to attend UIW during their freshman year of college. For more info, contact Kelly Fowler at (210) 829-3148 or

Extended Academic Programs

EAP BS in Business Administration accredited as branch campus
Extended Academic Programs (EAP) BS in Business Administration degree has been separately accredited as part of a branch campus by the Accreditation Councils for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP).Accreditation by ACBSP was previously only held by main-campus programs.

Community News

UIW in the News
Advance, Lunge and Parry - Prepare to Fence

Emergency Evacuation Coordinators Needed
This summer the Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management office will begin conducting fire drills for all UIW buildings. As part of this program, we will be asking for volunteer Emergency Evacuation Coordinators (EEC). The job of the EEC is to help facilitate the safe and orderly evacuation of their building by informing and directing individuals to the nearest accessible exit.EECs need to be individuals that are present in their buildings and are familiar with the building and staff within their departments. If you wish to participate as an Emergency Evacuation Coordinator, please respond to Osvaldo Crespo III at (210) 805-3068 or

School of Physical Therapy Photo Contest
The UIW School of Physical Therapy is in a photo contest, 2013 REACH100 Student Membership Challenge, with other PT schools across the nation. If our students win first place the school will be awarded $250.00. UIW’s School of Physical Therapy is in the top 5 of finalists. The picture that gets the most likes by May 26 wins. So, please vote for the UIW physical therapy students by clicking on the link provided and logging into Facebook. The UIW students are in grey shirts.!/media/set/?set=a.545944275444544.1073741833.168134476558861&type=1

Affording UIW Information Session
The Affording UIW Information Session on Wednesday, May 22, 6:30-8 p.m. in Mabee Library Auditorium is a great way to learn how you can afford a private education during challenging economic times. Discover the numerous financial aid opportunities available. Admissions and Financial Aid representatives will be on-hand to help answer your questions. For info, contact the Office of Admissions at (210) 829-6005.

St. Anthony Catholic School Summer Camps
St. Anthony Catholic School will be offering Pre-Kinder Summer Camp, Blue and Gold Summer Camp, and Enrichment Camps this summer. To learn more, please visit

Register for 2013 UIW Cardinal Elite Basketball Camp
Kids ages 13 to 17 are invited to attend the 2013 UIW Elite Basketball Camp Monday, June 3 and Tuesday, June 4, 6-8 p.m. Registration cost is $40. The camp will help participants to get mentally and physically ready for high school, AAU, college and pro basketball. For more information, contact Brian Curtis, assistant men’s basketball coach, at (210) 283-5052 or or visit

Register for 2013 UIW Cardinal Basketball Camp
Kids ages six to 16 are invited to attend the 2013 UIW Cardinal Basketball Camp to improve skills through individual instruction, drills, lectures and games. The two-week camp will take place 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday, June 24-Thursday, June 27, and 9 a.m.-noon on Friday, June 28. The second week of camp will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday, July 1-Friday, July 6 (please note: there will be no camp scheduled for Wednesday, July 4). Cost to attend is $175 the first week all-day or $150 half-day; and $165 the second week all-day or $140 half-day. UIW faculty and staff receive 20 percent off cost. For more information, contact Brian Curtis, assistant men’s basketball coach, at (210) 283-5052 or or visit

Faculty Focus

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Theresa Tiggeman (left), professor of accounting and finance, bears the University Mace at the Spring 2013 Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement. Former Moody Professor Dr. Sally Said (right), professor of modern languages, presented the mace to Tiggeman during Sunday’s ceremony. Tiggeman was awarded the Moody Professorship for 2013-2014.  

High Schools

SACHS Summer Music Festival 2013
Join St. Anthony Catholic High School’s Alumni Association for food, music and fun for the family at the Summer Music Festival 2013 on Saturday, June 1, 3-8 p.m., SACHS campus. For more info, contact Alejandro Calderon at (210) 832-5698 or 

SACHS Summer Athletic Camps
St. Anthony Catholic High School (SACHS) will be offering several athletic camps this summer. To learn more, please visit

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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, May 17, 8:30-10:30 a.m., and Saturday, June 1, 8:30-11:30 a.m., which is adjacent to the UIW baseball field. Volunteers will meet at the picnic tables north of the baseball fields. For more info, contact Helen Ballew at (210) 828-2224, x232, or

Archdiocese of San Antonio Pentecost Vigil Mass Invitation
On behalf of Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, M.Sp.S. and the Mutually Shared Vision Team, we look forward to your presence at the Archdiocesan Celebration of the Solemnity of Pentecost and the greatly anticipated Announcement of our Pastoral Vision and Plan of Action on Saturday, May 18, 6 p.m. at Main Plaza Downtown. For more info, contact the Archdiocese of San Antonio at (210) 734-2620 or

Our Community Salutes of San Antonio to honor area students
Our Community Salutes of San Antonio is proud to honor over 225 local graduating high school students choosing to enlist in the military directly after high school. This is the only recognition many of these young men and women and their families receive for choosing military service. Our Community Salutes of San Antonio will host the second annual San Antonio dinner and recognition ceremony along with a community support fair at the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room on Thursday, May 23, 5:30-9 p.m. Guest speaker LTG “Ret” Ricardo Sanchez will address the students before each receives a certificate of appreciation and a challenge coin from a general officer of their service branch. For more info, contact Dr. Cyndi Porter at 863-934 or Julie Weber at 832-5631

Extend your child’s horizons and tap into undiscovered talents at St. Anthony Catholic School Summer camps!
Our summer camp rocks! The annual Blue and Gold Camp provides the ultimate adventure during those long, lazy Texas summers – a perfect way to keep your children intellectually stimulated during gaps in the school year.  Our yearly Pre-Kinder Camp provides your child the perfect learning experience to meet new friends and learn about the school. Children engage in educational enrichment activities that will benefit their experiences. We also offer an Enrichment & Sport Camps with an open invitation for your elementary and middle school child to gain new skills, and practice existing ones in the areas of science, math, creative art, and athletics development.   Look us up at:

Our sympathy and prayers go to:

  • Jeanne & Eduardo Alfaro on the recent loss of her mother, Jean Martin Braley (ALND ’50, UIW Friend & Volunteer).
  • The Family of Mary Denman (UIW Friend; Member of Extended Run Players) on her recent death.
  • Leticia & Pete Van de Putte (UIW Friends) on the recent loss of their infant grandson, Rex Neal Van de Putte.

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