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THE WEEK THAT WAS: January 3, 2014

Photo of the Week

ligths 2013
This is the final weekend to enjoy the holiday lights on campus. Monday, Jan. 6, The Feast of the Epiphany, will be the last evening they will be lit.  


Our Lady’s Chapel

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


Department of Psychology, DSE, and Bexar County Department of Community Resources present Serving and Supporting Students with Mental Health Issues, their Families, & Schools"
UIW’s Department of Psychology and the Dreeben School of Education, in collaboration with the Bexar County Department of Community Resources, are proud to present a free event to the UIW and San Antonio community, "Serving and Supporting Students with Mental Health Issues, their Families, & Schools," on Saturday, Jan. 18, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Marian Hall Ballroom. This event will include a screening of the documentary film “Who Cares About Kelsey?” and a panel presentation with the filmmaker, Dan Habib, and community counselors and educators about Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, a school community-based program for encouraging adaptive, prosocial behaviors among students. The program initiates a new county and university collaboration to assist educators in better serving the needs of children who have mental illness and their families. Continuing professional education credits are available for teachers. Please visit the event website to register and for additional information:

Spring 2014 Welcome Back our UIW Military Family
The Center for Veterans Affairs is hosting the Spring 2014 Welcome Back for our UIW Military Family: active duty, veterans, and military family member students. Join us Thursday, Jan. 23, in the Marian Hall Ballroom, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. for hot cocoa, coffee and cookies. Staff and faculty veterans are welcome to join! For more information, please contact Karen Wyatt at 210-829-2705 or

UIW Men’s Basketball live on CSN
Southland Conference men’s basketball returns to Comcast SportsNet Houston (CSN). The Cardinals’ game against Sam Houston State at home will air live on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 8 p.m. Visit for complete channel listings. CSN is the television home for the most games and the most comprehensive coverage of the Houston Astros, Rockets, and Dynamo, and this season will produce and air live a total of five Southland Conference men’s basketball games.

Fall 2013 Commencement Video Online
The video of the 2013 Fall Commencement ceremony is now available online. To view the video, visit

Department News

Vice President for Information Resources
To: UIW Community
From: Dr. Louis Agnese, President

I’m pleased to announce that Mr. Dan Duffy will be joining the University on Jan. 6, 2014 as the vice president for information resources.

Duffy has more than 20 years of experience in higher education technology.He has served several universities as the chief information officer, either as an employee or consultant. Duffy has worked as a consultant with Ellucian and more recently, as a self-employed technology consultant.He has also taught at several universities during his career.

Duffy is moving to San Antonio from Seattle.He can be reached at join me in welcoming Dan to UIW and wishing him the best.

Center for Civic Leadership on Facebook
Visit the Center for Civic Leadership (CCL) on Facebook and “like” their page. You can also learn more about the CCL and view Service Project of the Week posts with photos and information.

Spring Training Events
Instructional Technology will be hosting training events in Spring 2014. To view the schedule of the spring training opportunities, visit  For more info, contact Terry Peak at 210-829-3920 or

Extended Academic Programs

Happy New Year from EAP
The staff and leadership of Extended Academic Programs (EAP) wish all of the UIW community a Happy New Year!

Community News

Network Upgrade
Infrastructure Support will be performing a network upgrade to our campus infrastructure on the evening of Jan. 8, 2014 between the hours of 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. CDT.Service will be restored by 6 a.m. CDT Jan. 9, 2014.
What: Internet, Network and possible phone connectivity will be affected at our main campus and all satellite facilities.
Where: UIW Main Campus, Rosenberg School of Optometry / ADCaP (Datapoint), Saidoff Center School of Physical Therapy, Bowden Eye Care and Health Center, Frank Bryant Clinic, St. Anthony Catholic High School (SACHS/ ADCaP), ADCaP Pecan Valley, ADCaP Rolling Oaks, ADCaP Dual Enrollment Center.
When: Wednesday, January 8, 2014


• Users will not be able to access the Internet

Please contact the UIW Help Desk at 210-829-2721 or with any questions or concerns.

Doctoral Information Night
This event on Friday, Jan. 24, Mabee Library Special Collections Suite, 6-8 p.m., is designed to introduce prospective doctoral students to UIW's doctoral programs. This is an opportunity to meet with faculty members and discuss the program specifics. Students will also have the opportunity to meet with a representative from the graduate admissions office. For more info, contact Johnny Garcia at 210-805-3554 or

Effective Interviewing
Ready to learn what interviewers are really looking for? Experts will present tips and strategies for effective interviewing Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m., Mabee Library Auditorium. Open to all students and alumni, no registration necessary. Faculty are encouraged to have classes attend. For info, contact Career Services at 210-829-3931 or

Resume Essentials
Resume Essentials covers everything you need to know to create a knock-out resume. Experts in the HR/Recruiting field show you how to get noticed on Thursday, Jan. 30, noon, Mabee Library Auditorium. Open to all students and alumni. Faculty are encouraged to have classes attend. For info, contact Career Services at 210-829-3931 or

Faculty Focus

January Full-Time Faculty Reception
The January Full-Time Faculty Reception will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 7, in the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room from 2-4 p.m. For more info, contact Itza Casanova at 210-839-3943 or

Full-Time Faculty Workshops

  • Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions: Tuesday, Jan. 7, 9-11 a.m., NB 214
  • School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering: Wednesday, Jan. 8, 7:30 a.m.–noon, McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room
  • School of Media and Design: Thursday, Jan. 9 = 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Mabee Library Special Collections Suite
  • HEB School of Business and Administration:  Friday, Jan. 10 = 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Marian Hall Ballroom
  • College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences: Friday, Jan. 10 = 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Mabee Library Special Collections Suite
  • Dreeben School of Education: Friday, Jan. 10 = 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m., GB 119

For more info, contact Itza Casanova at 210-839-3943 or

High Schools

IWHS High School Placement Test
This is a secondary high school placement test date offered to 8th grade students wishing to apply to IWHS for 9th grade on Saturday, Jan. 11, 8:30 a.m.-noon, IWHS campus. This test is only open to those students who have not been able to test on the Dec. 7 date at IWHS or any other San Antonio Catholic High School. 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


Women’s Global Connection News
We invite you to check out our Immersion Trip “blogue” page with first person travelogues of the people who serve with us. There is currently a group in Chimbote, Peru for 2 weeks and you can also see the posts from previous trips. Please follow the link to our website to access the “blogue”: Just click on "WGC Travel Blogue." From that same page, you can also click on the links to the “blogues” of the Incarnate Word Missionaries serving with WGC for 2 years. If you’d like to keep up with us on Facebook, please go to our Facebook page (women’sglobalconnection) and “Like” our page.

Are you seeking an alternative giving opportunity for the holidays? You can honor girls and women worldwide by giving to one of our projects: Girls Global Summit in San Antonio, preschool teacher training in Africa or Peru, farming businesses or rainwater harvesters in Tanzania, or a share of a truck for a women-owned soy business in Tanzania – fundraising for this last project is being led by the UIW student group Project Africa. For more information about alternative giving, there are forms in the AD 156 lobby or you can contact Associate Director Alison Buck at 210-422-4568 or

Our Sympathy & Prayers Go To:

  • Her family, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and the entire UIW community on the recent loss of Sr. Esther Chavez, CCVI (BA ’71).
  • The family of Marla Jan Forehand Cook (IWHS ’55) on her recent death.
  • Her family, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and the entire UIW community on the recent loss of Sr. Norma Rosa Garcia, CCVI (BA ’59, MA ’66).
  • The family of Sylvia Pachecano (IWHS ’84) on her recent death.
  • Olga Ochoa Weich on the recent loss of her husband; Carmen Lackup (BBA ’79) and Rebecca Weich Pagenstecher (UNDCLRD ’90) and families on the recent loss of their father, MSgt. Joseph John Weich, USAF (ret.), (BA ’94, UIW former staff).


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