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  VOL.107, NO. 4
 WWW.UIWLOGOS.COM                           UNIVERSITY                    OF        THE    INCARNATE                  WORD                  DECEMBER 2006

UIW cuts summer school tuition
By Rosa Rodriguez           campus officials, is a      incentives were created     some of the goals of       to graduate on time, he
LOGOS MANAGING EDITOR       program for undergrads      as a means of reducing      ContinUIW are for          stressed.
    If studying next        to attend summer school     the cost differential be-   students to continue             A student who
summer at UIW was           at reduced costs.           tween UIW and other         enrolling at UIW, have     qualifies must have at
too expensive to even            “Assessment of our     institutions, making        the opportunity to         least a 2.5 cumulative
consider, there are now     summer term demon-          UIW more attractive         reduce their time for      grade-point average,
new monetary incen-         strated a potential for     for students who choose     degree completion and      be enrolled full-time (a
tives that will ease the    improvement that would      to study in the summer      catch up with remedial     minimum of 12 hours),
financial burden for        enable better services to   term.”                      courses. ContinUIW         have completed at least
undergraduates.             students,” said Dr. Kev-         Vichcales, who has     also allows students       24 hours of coursework
    The ContinUIW           in Vichcales, dean of       been given the reins        who fall behind with       for the previous fall and
Summer Program, de-         the School of Graduate      to lead the summer          their courses to take
veloped by a group of       Studies. “The financial      program, added that         the necessary classes      See ContinUIW/ Page 2          Dr. Kevin Vichales

Students                                                                                                                                   Thirteen
                                                                                                                                           win cash
gobble up                                                                                                                                  in survey
                                                                                                                                           Special to the Logos

                                                                                                                                             For some people,
                                                                                                                                           13 may be an unlucky
                                                                                                                                           number. But for 13 Uni-
                                                                                                                                           versity of the Incarnate
                                                                                                                                           Word students, it meant
By Erika A. Vela            of a cafeteria turned                                                                                          early Christmas cash.
LOGOS STAFF WRITER          into a restaurant with                                                                                            These students shared
     The annual Presi-      Christmas scenery, cov-                                                                                        in a total of $2,250 that
dent’s Spaghetti Dinner     ered tables, candles and                                                                                       administrators offered
entered its 22 nd year      silverware in napkins.                                                                                         as an incentive for
Nov. 28 in Marian Hall      Salads awaited each                                                                                            UIW undergraduate and
Student Center.             dinner along with their                                                                                        graduate students to use
    Many students took      choice of tea or water.                                                                                        their Cardinal e-mail
advantage of the free       A three-man band also                                                                                          accounts to respond to a
spaghetti meal served up    provided entertainment.                                                                                        major student survey --
by Dr. Louis J. Agnese           “I think it’s a won-                                                                                      the Student Satisfaction
Jr. with the help of nu-    derful opportunity for                                                                                         Inventory or SSI.
merous administrators,      the students to interact                                                                                             In their e-mail ac-
faculty and staff volun-    with the people of the                                                                                         counts, students were
teering as servers and      faculty and staff,” Dr.                                                                                        given a link and a pass-
even meatball-rollers.      Denise Doyle, vice                                                                                             code to gain access to
      Besides the din-      president of academic                                                                                          the survey which they
ner that included a         and student affairs.                                                                                           had until Nov. 17 to
variety of tasty desserts   “The roles of student                                                                                          address. Noel-Levitz, a
prepared by the volun-      and teacher have been
                                                                                              Andres Guajardo/ Logos staff                 company based in Iowa
teers, students seemed      totally reversed. For Senior Sam Sanders gives a thumbs-up to the annual 'President's Spaghetti                City, Iowa, developed
to enjoy the ambiance       See Spaghetti/ Page 2       Dinner.' His dining companion at Marian Hall is Theresa 'T.T.' Prince.             this survey for Incarnate

KUIW plans ‘Community Christmas’
    KUIW, the Univer-                                   Hall Ballroom, Opera-       and other items.              UIW graduate student
                                                                                                                                           Word to measure student
                                                                                                                                           perceptions and opin-
                                                                                                                                           ions of UIW activities,
sity of the Incarnate                                   tions Manager James              The youth are part    Celavi Alaniz, a PAL fa-    services and classes.
Word’s Internet radio                                   Longoria said.              of the Baptist Child &     cilitator, said “some of    The SSI was last ad-
station, is planning                                        Besides the “turkey     Family Services system     these youth never see a     ministered in 2002 and
its first “Community                                    dinner with all the trim-   and are trained in adult   traditional-style Christ-   UIW plans to repeat it
Christmas” on campus                                    mings including pas-        living through the Prep-   mas dinner...and what       every two years to keep
Dec. 19 to benefit foster                                tries,” Longoria said,      aration for Adult Living   may seem ordinary to        up, officials said.
children.                                               the youth will receive      (PAL) site at the corner   us is really something            Noel-Levitz then
     KUIW will serve a      than 200 foster youth       gift baskets containing     of Dewey and Main          special for them.”
holiday dinner to more      ages 13-18 in Marian        T-shirts, CDs stickers      streets, Longoria said.                                See Cash/ Page 2

UIW goes ‘red’
for heart disease
Special to the Logos        Feb. 14.                    programs.
    The University of           The event, which             Along with pro-
the Incarnate Word and      will be in Marian Hall      viding visitors with
American Heart Asso-        Ballroom, will focus on     important information,
ciation of San Antonio      providing women of all      the event will feature a
have teamed up, going       ages tips and informa-      special red dress fashion
red for not just love but   tion on healthy eating,     show showcasing nearly       Participants in the 2006 Red Dress Fair and Fashion Show -- some models
to fight heart disease      exercise and risk factor    22 designs by UIW            only and some of them the designers themselves -- await their runway cue.
on Valentine’s Day          reduction, weight main-     students. The guest
next year.                  tenance, blood pressure     speaker will be Beverly     American Heart As-         the No. 1 killer among      which is more than the
   The vehicle is a Red     control and blood cho-      Purcell Guerra, editor      sociation hope to raise    women in the United         next six causes of death
Dress Fair and Fashion      lesterol management         of San Antonio Woman        awareness with this        States. Each year, the      combined including all
Show from 11 a.m. to        as provided by UIW’s        magazine.                   event about cardiovas-     disease claims about        the various forms of
1 p.m. on Wednesday,        nutrition and nursing           Both UIW and the        cular disease which is     500,000 women’s lives,      cancer.
                                         U N I V E R S I T Y
                                                                 NEWS O F     T H E     I N C A R N A T E          W O R D
                                                                                                                                                  December 2006

Friday-only parking gets easier
By Joela Avelar         premium area. And               Conference Center to          Edie Cogdell said.           changes went into ef-              However, Will
LOGOS STAFF WRITER      those students parking          campus is far enough,             Campus police will       fect this fall, police      Wright, a senior at
      Finding a good at the ICC may park in             but especially made           continue to monitor          have noticed students       Incarnate Word, said,
parking space on Fri- the economy area.                 more frustrating when         the parking lots and         are parking in their        “Because most stu-
days may not be so hard     These Friday-only           they see many empty           issue parking citations      designated areas, and       dents don’t have Friday
to find anymore.         changes were made               premium parking spac-         for violations. The ci-      have not needed to is-      classes, the new change
      Since Nov. 10, after many employees               es on the east side of        tations vary from $40        sue many citations for      is not as good as every-
anyone with a C per- complained the walk                the San Antonio River,        to $50.                      parking in the wrong        body says it is.”
mit may park in the from the International              University Comptroller             Since the parking       areas.
ContinUIW- continued from page 1
spring semesters and       discount. Those who          $8,000 for four years.        funds will be applied        to contact the Office of     classes offered during
enroll in at least three   take six to eight hours           Other incentives         for summer housing           Financial Assistance        the summer term than
hours of coursework in     receive $1,500 dis-          include free parking          expenses.                    after Feb. 15 to check      before.
the summer session.        counts. And $2,000           during summer school             Benefits are good for      their eligibility.               “The university is
     Awards vary per       discounts are awarded        and an additional hous-       the summer term only            When summer school       continually assessing
summer term. Student       to students who enroll       ing grant of $500 for         and funds may not be         registration rolls around   its educational opera-
enrolled for three to      in nine hours or more.       students who live on          carried into the follow-     next spring, students       tions and looking for
five hours of credit a     ContinUIW offers tu-         campus and enroll in          ing semester. Interested     should expect to see        improvement opportu-
term receive a $1,000      ition grants of up to        six hours or more. These      students are encouraged      a broader variety of        nities,” Vichcales said.

                                                        Cash- continued from page 1
                                                        randomly selected 13          with insights about the      questions asking basic      tabulated around Dec.
                                                        students from those           aspects of the UIW ex-       information. Each ques-     18, they’ll go first
                                                        responding. The first-        perience, said Dr. Jim       tion had two answers:       to UIW’s president,
                                                        place winner – Andrew         Parlett, UIW’s chief         how important is the        Dr. Louis J. Agnese
                                                        Deegear – will receive        information officer and       topic being asked and       Jr., then on to Dr.
                                                        $750. Two second-             director of institutional    whether the university      David M. Jurenovich,
                                                        place winners – Adri-         research.                    has satisfied that area.     vice president for
                                                        ana Dominguez and                  “(The survey) tells     Questions ranged from       administration, and Dr.
                                                        Andrew Foley – will           us what’s important to       the student Internet ra-    Denise J. Doyle, vice
                                                        receive $250 each. The        students and how they        dio station, KUIW, to       president for academic
                                                        remaining $100 winners        think we’re doing,” he       the quality of services     and student affairs.
                                                        include Amy Blanco,           said earlier. “There’s a     in the offices, and the        In January, some
                                                        Renea Canales, An-            gap between improving        quality of the food ser-    student focus groups
                                                        thony Carreras, Amber         and satisfaction. We are     vices.                      will be put together
                                                        Covarrubias, Lindsey          doing this so that we can      When the Student          to look further at the
                                                        Foster, Lauren Harris,        get information while        Government                  results, Doyle plans
                                                        Michael Hastings, Jill        freshmen are still new.      Association was asked       to ask the registrar’s
                                                        Kielaszek, Maricela           Their expectations are       what could motivate         office to randomly
                                                        Montoya and Erin Tre-         usually higher.”             students most to            select students for the
                                                        vino.                             The survey had 50        respond to the survey,      focus group although
                                                              The student re-         questions, 40 standard       the answer was simple:      students who wish to
                                                        sponses, which will be        survey-type questions,       cash.                       volunteer are welcome
                                                        tabulated around Dec.         10 questions about UIW         When the survey           to create the focus
                                                        18, will provide UIW          and 13 demographic           results have been           groups.
                    Andres Guajardo/ Logos staff
Dr. Lou J. Agnese Jr. prepares a spaghetti plate.       Quirk spring make2007 edition, thewarning forthespring about using
                                                                     to        early
                                                        Early in the    in its              adjunct professor in and think
Spaghetti- continued from page 1                        semester, Quirk, the          adviser said.                Department of English.      some of your vacation
the last 19 years, I’ve    day before, faculty and      annual literary journal,       Submissions will be          “So be sure to watch the   time to polish up a piece
enjoyed being a part of    staff gathered to help       will begin accepting          selected for publication     Logos and other campus      of writing you would like
this dinner.”              roll all the meatballs       submissions of fiction,        using blind evaluations      information sources         to see published,” Ford
     It was a very busy    for the dinner.              nonfiction, poetry and         by the Quirk editorial       for specific submission      said.
atmosphere as the              “It’s really nice that   graphic arts for inclusion    staff, said Linda Ford, an   guidelines and deadlines,
volunteers moved           they’re taking time out
very quickly to make       of the day just to do
sure the students were     this for us,” said Phu-
served and had ev-         ong Pham, a sophomore
erything they needed.      engineering student. “It
There were roughly         gives us the chance to
80 to 90 people who        get to know our profes-
volunteered to serve       sors and other staff.”
or make desserts. The
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  Students shine at ‘Evening on Broadway’
                                            U N I V E R S I T Y          O F    T H E     I N C A R N A T E           W O R D

By Naomi Garcia                                                                                          delicious desserts was avail-      ilera, whereas Yu Suzuki, no
Logos Staff Writer                                                                                       able for guests to go to so they   voice needed, giftedly played
  Imagine this…                                                                                          could purchase the dolce of        “An American in Paris” on
    A dimly lit room, candles                                                                            their choice to eat and enjoy      the piano.
flickering, sounds of conversa-                                                                           while they watched the per-           Dressed in their Hawaiian
tion and jazz music fill the air.                                                                         formers take the stage.            attire, Nicole Fox and Van-
This is what one would have                                                                                  The lineup of performers       essa Tomlin hula-danced
encountered at “An Evening                                                                               ranged anywhere from vocal,        to “Keep Your Eyes on the
on Broadway,” an evening                                                                                 to musical, to dance routines,     Hands” while Matt Pargeter,
of flair.                                                                                                 all in an attempt to demon-        dressed as a mime, viv-
    The talented students who                                                                            strate to the viewers the diver-   idly and flowingly danced to
participated in this Oct. 28                                                                             sity of talent that thrives on     “Complaint de la Butte.”
event in Marian Hall Ballroom,                                                                           our campus. Entertainment              Feeling the beat of the mu-
sponsored by the University of                                                                           before and during the in-          sic, audience members got up
the Incarnate Word’s Music                                                                               termission of the show was         to dance when Annette Gar-
Department, awed the audi-                                                                               provided by a band composed        cia radiantly sang Selena’s
ence with their many artistic                                                                            of a variety of musicians and      “Baila Esta Cumbia” and
abilities.                                                                                               whose keyboard player, Josh        “Como La Flor,” however,
    The night’s event was put                                                                            Prado, is a UIW graduate.          slowing down the beat, Mi-
on by the Chorale, one of                                                                                    Some of the highlights of      chael Martinez movingly
the largest organizations on                                                                             the evening included Jenna         and eloquently sang Josh
campus with more than 60                                                                                 Dunk’s beautiful acoustic          Groban’s “When You Say
members, in an effort to raise                             Naomi Garcia/Logos staff                      version of “Don’t Speak,”          You Love Me.”
money for the group’s annual        Matt Pargeter dances to 'Complaint de la Butte.'                     performed originally by No             Needless to say, the night
spring tour. The tour affords                                                                            Doubt.                             was filled with endless enter-
the Chorale the opportunity         ence, while Miguel Ochoa          for everyone to enjoy.                 Fearful that he would be       tainment and infinite talent.
to travel and put on shows for      emceed the night’s affair. A           Several members of the        unable to perform because          A round of applause goes
various audiences during the        great effort was put forth by     Chorale Club pitched in to         of a hoarse voice, Juan Rios       out to all the hard-working,
spring semester.                    the Chorale, by catering to       make the spaghetti, as well as     successfully and soulfully         dedicated, and gifted students
     Professor William Gokel-       their guests, not only by pro-    a fresh dinner salad, donated      performed his rendition of         who made “An Evening on
man, chair of the Music De-         viding a sit-down spaghetti       by La Madeleine. A table           “Mercy on Me,” originally          Broadway” an affair to re-
partment, welcomed the audi-        dinner, but music of all genres   topped with an assortment of       performed by Christina Agu-        member.

  Creative gift-giving for holiday well-received
  Another year is coming to         in a basket to show someone       good friend once and he ab-        with sausage, chips, mixed
a close. The holiday season         you care. For example, for        solutely loved it. I simply put    nuts and a beer mug (maybe
is upon us and thoughts of          the Italian food lover, pur-      a blockbuster gift card good       even engraved).
gathering with loved ones           chase an inexpensive wicker       for three rentals, a bag of           Don’t forget to decorate
fill our heads. Food is what         basket (or a large pasta pot      microwave popcorn, a couple        the basket. Tie Christmas
most families and friends           or strainer if you’re willing     chocolate bars, spicy nuts and     ribbons around it, fill it with
gather around during these          to splurge) and fill it with       two soda (glass) bottles into      tissue paper and wrap the
times. It’s a way to enjoy the      all the necessities. A box of     a basket as the gift.              whole thing in cellophane.
same things with different          pasta, a jar of prepared pasta       You can take this inspira-      This type of gift is personal
people at the same time--de-        sauce, a block of parmesan        tion and use it to fit the person   and shows you put thought
liciously prepared-with-love        cheese and a wooden spoon         you’re giving the gift to. It      into giving it. It won’t be
food, and gifts.                    or a pasta fork is sure to        can be done so many differ-        forgotten soon. You could
   Food isn’t just for the gath-    please.                           ent ways. If you’re giving to a    even give a few care baskets
ering; it’s a great inexpensive          Take this example and        wine lover (like myself), pur-     to different people with dif-
way to give Christmas gifts         spin it into a Spanish in-        chase a nice bottle of wine, a     ferent themes. It’s a great
too. When you’re racking            spired theme care gift. Fill      few different block cheeses,       way reminisce the passing
your brain trying to figure         the basket with a bag of rice,    a sleeve of water crackers, a      year and tie those memories            Jenny Herrmann
out what to buy that hard           a can of stewed tomatoes, a       jar of currant preserves and       to different people receiving
to shop for person, consider        block of cheddar cheese, a        maybe even a pair of wine          your inventive gifts.
preparing their favorite dish       jar of sliced jalapenos, a can    glasses to fill the basket. You        With another semester and       out. Have fun with gift giv-
and packaging it up nicely as       of beans, a jar of salsa, a bag   could do the same thing for a      another year coming to an          ing this year and you’ll be
a gift. If you’re still just not    of (good) tortilla chips and      beer lover. Get about 12 dif-      end, remember the best times       surprised of what you get in
the cooking type, you could         ole! Nacho night.                 ferent kinds of beer (singles)     of 2006 in your life, be glad      return for your creativity.
assemble a “care basket.”               One of my favorite care       in bottles (you can get these      another college semester is
This is a gift of a few different   gifts to give is “movie           at Central Market or World         behind you and don’t let the         E-mail Herrmann at jenny
small items all put together        night.” I gave this one to a      Market) and fill the basket         holidays and finals stress you

Fashion your health: Anorexia nervosa
   Too often we put an enor-                                          of our shortcomings, we
mously amount of emphasis                                             do not let them impede us
on our outward appearance                                             from spending time with our
and not enough emphasis                                               loved ones, because that is
on our health, whether it be                                          time lost we will never, ever
physical, mental, spiritual or                                        get back.
social health.                                                            If you or someone you
    So, this month, I wanted                                          know is suffering from an-
to bring our attention to                                             orexia nervosa, here are a
anorexia nervosa in light                                             few tips that may help you
of the holiday season. Let’s                                          through the holiday season
fashion our health with facts                                         (nationaleatingdisorders.
and vigor!                                 Wanita Mercer
    Anorexia nervosa is a                                                  * Keep a regular and
mental illness that affects         shopping.                         moderate eating pattern.           A woman pinches her skin as an anorexic probably would
males and females in which               Those who develop                * Worry more about the         to determine how much more weight is needed to be lost.
a person has an intense             anorexia nervosa are of-          size of your heart than the        feelings about them.               important things in life.
fear of gaining weight that         ten perfectionists, intro-        size of your hips.                     * Stay active in your              We must never be too
leads to excessive dieting          verted, and suffer from               * Discuss your anticipa-       support group, or begin an         busy to see about those we
to the point of serious ill-        low self-esteem, difficulty        tions of the holidays with         activity if you are currently      love. Please take the time to
health and sometimes death          expressing emotions, and          your therapist, physician,         not involved.                      ask questions and to see if
( Anorexics         have a need for control           dietitian, or other members           * Do not spread yourself        there is anything you may
assume a strict nutritional         ( As the             of your treatment team             too thin. Avoid the tempta-        do to help someone else.
regimen and hamper their            disorder overtakes them,          so they can help you get           tion and pattern of becom-         Love yourself by taking
food intake. They exercise          they become depressed,            through any uncomfortable          ing “too busy.” Cut down           care of yourself and by
vigorously and weigh them-          irritable, while also hav-        family interactions.               on unnecessary events and          asking Jesus Christ for help
selves habitually. Though           ing sleep problems, have              * Talk with loved ones         obligations and leave time         when you need it. Merry
anorexics deny food for             a lack of sexual interest,        about important issues:            for relaxation, contempla-         Christmas and Happy New
themselves, they develop a          and may withdraw from             victories, challenges, fears,      tion, reflection, spiritual re-     Year!
fetish for preparing elaborate      friends and family. It is so      dreams, goals, spiritual-          newal, simple service, and           E-mail Mercer at
meals for others and grocery        important that, regardless        ity, relationships and your        enjoying the small yet most
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Hispanic business leader
shares secrets of success
By Alice Ramirez                the back of the shop. To       young Sosa he had “ ‘the
LOGOS STAFF WRITER              Sosa’s knowledge, his          hands of a great painter.’ ”
    Hispanic advertising ex-    father never missed a day      He believed him and took
pert Lionel Sosa, founder of    of work.                       this message to heart. The website, stopped            Sosa, one of four chil-   young Sosa sketched what-
by a Hispanic Latino As-        dren, attended a mostly        ever he could, from still life
sociation meeting Nov. 15       German and Anglo Catho-        to painted landscapes.
to share his life, secrets to   lic school near his house,            Sosa developed his
his success and challenge       but did not learn English      skill of commercial art and
students to take leadership     until he was 6. His mother,    graphic design at his all-
roles.                          a homemaker, pushed her                                                                                              Debora Reyna/Logos staff
                                                               Mexican junior and high Longtime businessman Lionel Sosa signs a copy of his book for Andrea
     “Here in San Antonio       children to follow their       schools where teachers Hinojosa, secretary of the Hispanic Latino Association, following Sosa’s
we are the majority, not the    dreams. Sosa recalled          taught their students to be presentation to the group in J.E. and L.E. Mabee Library Auditorium.
minority,” Sosa said of the     her telling him, “ ‘Lionel,    “good with their hands.”
Hispanic population. “Very      you are going to make          After graduating from La- he was 19 at a local sign                Throughout the of 100 Most Influential
soon we will be the majority    it. Even though you are        nier High School, he joined manufacturing business          course of his advertising Hispanics in the United
in Texas. Now we are the        Mexican, you are going to      the Marine Corps. As soon      called Texas Neon.           career, Sosa has paved States by Hispanic Busi-
future of Texas. Now we         succeed."                      as he could, he left because      It was at Texas Neon      the foundation for the ness magazine.
have to look at ourselves as        He said this message       he felt the military was not that Sosa was to learn         success of Hispanic mar-        Formerly owner of the
leaders. You that are attend-   confused him. Did she          for him. He decided to try to about an important lesson     keting. As a result, he has largest Hispanic advertis-
ing UIW are a role model,       mean he would succeed          get a job with Walt Disney’s that would forever serve       won numerous awards in ing agency in the country,
whether you know it or          despite being Mexican          studio and decided to mail     as a source of inspiration his lifetime.                  Sosa and his wife now
not. What you think is real     rather than because of         his portfolio to the studio.   throughout his life.             Some of the most own and operate a con-
is real. Negative thoughts      who he was? Did she                   As time passed, Sosa       In his first days at Texas notable awards included sulting company, LK
become reality. Positive        mean that being Mexican        decided to open his own Neon, Sosa made $1 an Advertising Executive Sosa Consultation and
thoughts become reality.”       was something he would         sign-painting business. hour designing plastic and of the Year by AdWeek Design, but he continues
       Sosa’s own story of      have to overcome such          After posting a shingle on neon signs. He was mak- magazine in 1993; Mar- to speak out on today’s is-
determination and belief in     as a handicap? Did she         his front lawn that read ing $1.75 an hour, but was keting Executive of the sues such as immigration
one’s self began on the west    mean he would have to          “SIGNS,” Sosa attracted unable to keep up with his Year by AdWeek maga- reform.
side of San Antonio during      work harder because he         his first client, a well- expenses. After getting zine in 1994; Inductee                     “Who are the wrong-
the 1950s.                      was inferior, or would he      known insurance salesman the money to take a mo- into Hispanic Business doers? Are they not the
    His parents were born       have work harder because       named O.P. Schnabel.           tivational course designed Hall of Fame in 1996; diners in restaurants using
in Mexico and each moved        people would assume he           Schnabel promoted his to help people learn how Diversity Role Model for undocumented workers
to San Antonio as children      was inferior?                  business by putting his they can achieve suc- the American Advertis- or those who drink wine
during the Mexican Revo-           These questions inspired    name on all the trash bins cess, Sosa attended it and ing Federation of New made from grapes picked
lution.                         Sosa, he said, to work hard    in San Antonio as part learned a very important York in 1996; One of 25 by migrants? The crimi-
       Sosa’s father opened     to prove his capabilities to   of a keep-the-city-clean lesson he would keep dear Most Influential Texans nals are us. I wouldn’t go
a dry-cleaning business in      others.                        service.                        to him throughout his life: by Texas Monthly maga- so far as to criminalize
their neighborhood where             Since Sosa was 10, his        However, Sosa decided “Whatever the human mind zine in 1996; Inductee everyone. But staying
he worked six days a week       passion was painting and       he needed a steady job, and can conceive and believe it into Texas Business Hall silent on immigration
from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. His       drawing. An uncle told the     found work in 1959 when can achieve.”                       of Fame in 1996; and one reform certainly is poor
family lived in rooms in                                                                                                                                form.”
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African basket sale set
   African handicrafts, made       Africa, which has attracted      Lucy Burton.
of natural fibers and dyes, will    some UIW students and fac-         “We directly bring a lim-
be on sale, Saturday, Dec. 9,      ulty on some mission trips.      ited number of one-of-a-kind
at the San Antonio Museum             The baskets help the mis-     handmade baskets to San
of Art’s Bazaar Sabado, from       sion’s work toward improv-       Antonio every year and have
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.                  ing the lives of the women in    sold them on the campus of
    Proceeds benefit the           Tanzania and Zambia.             UIW. This year, in an effort to
Women’s Global Connec-                  “One of those paths to      broaden the exposure to these
tion, an agency of the Sisters     economic self-sufficiency is      women’z efforts, we are ex-                                 Andres Guajardo/Logos staff
of Charity of the Incarnate        through the annual basket        hibiting at Bazaar Sabado. This African basket is among those available for sale Dec. 9.
Word.                              sale that has grown out of       All of the proceeds go back                           Basket Sale
     Women’s Global Con-           our partnership with these       to these women so that they      For more information about Women’s Global Connection,
nection brings the baskets in      resilient women of Tanzania      can educate their children and see its website at
from its outreach programs in      and Zambia,” said WGC's          feed their families.”

Nutrition study begins in Tanzania
By Lucy Greer Burton                                                                                 deficiency. With this back-            The women in Bukoba
Special to the LOGOS                                                                                 ground and in collaboration       were very receptive and al-
    Second-year graduate                                                                             with the Bukoba Women’s           ready had been considering
student Laura Provenzano,                                                                            Empowerment Association           soybeans for a farm crop.
inspired by the opportunity to                                                                       which is now planting soy-           When asked what experi-
pursue a study in Community                                                                          beans on their commercial         ence stands out in her mind
and World Health, is working                                                                         farm, the team is working         from the Reach-Out trip,
to improve the nutrition of                                                                          to create sustainability and      Singh replied, “I’ve been in-
Tanzania with the help of an                                                                         women’s empowerment by            spired by the colleagues and
Incarnate Word professor.                                                                            developing a new product for      amazed by the involvement
     Working in cooperation                                                                          market that will contribute to    of the projects and the deeper
with Women’s Global Con-                                                                             health in the region as well.     level of participation we had
nection, Provenzano and Dr.                                                                              Preliminary planning for      in doing a project with the
Neeta Singh, a professor of                                                                          the soy project took place in     people. This time I really
nutrition in the School of               Dr. Neeta Singh                   Laura Provenzano
                                                                                                     July 2006 when the WGC            felt the opportunity to make
Mathematics, Science and                                                                             Reach- Out-Africa Team            a difference in the lives of
Engineering, hope to expand        CHRISTUS Health Founda-          the Bukoba region of Tanza-      visited Bukoba. Singh trav-       the people. I am very excit-
ongoing income-generating          tion, WGC Director Dot Et-       nia. Baseline information has    eled with the team to carry       ed about Laura being on the
activities and strengthen fam-     tling said.                      been established by a survey     the idea that soybeans might      team and it is the beginning
ily health and food security           For the Tanzania project,    and focus group conducted        be a product that could make      of students being involved in
with a new health education        Provenzano plans to gather       by Singh on her last visit to    a great contribution to the de-   the international health and
and farming project using the      research on the knowledge,       Tanzania.                        velopment of a commercial         nutrition project.”
soybean.                           attitudes and perceptions of         The first-ever national      product. In the region, farm-
   Women’s Global Connec-          using soy protein in the local   nutrition survey (Tanzania       ing is the main economic en-         E-mail Burton, community
tion is a project of the Sisters   diet among women and chil-       Mainland Survey, 2006) in-       deavor, and there are many        relations specialist and vol-
of Charity of the Incarnate        dren in Tanzania. Her role       dicated the diet of the com-     farming activities, but few       unteer coordinator for Wom-
Word. The Reach Out Africa         will be to implement a pilot     munity in the Bukoba region      processing activities to take     en’s Global Connection, at
projects have been possible        project teaching nutrition       is very low in protein causing   commodities to the next level
with generous support from         education on soy protein in      moderate to severe protein       for marketing.

Group aids Sisters
By Rosa Rodriguez                  teers to continue the mission
                                   of the sisters in helping the
      Members of Incarnate         poor and needy and establish
Word Associates, a support         ways of connecting and uni-
group for the Sisters of Char-     fying with one other
ity of the Incarnate Word, dis-        “We look for new, inviting
cussed their role and goals at     ways to gather,” said associ-
a “Share the Word” meeting         ate Lorraine Ewers, adminis-
Nov. 15 in Dubuis Lounge.          trative secretary to Dr. Donna
    “Another Form of Com-          Aronson, dean of the College
mitment” was the theme for         of Humanities, Arts and So-
the program Ð sponsored by         cial Sciences.                                                                                  Rosa Rodriguez/ Logos staff
the Mission Retreat Advisory           One of the main events the
                                                                    Members of a support group for the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word discuss work.
Board of the Office of Mis-         associates will sponsor next     the San Antonio area.            the program when she’s            they have accomplished,
sion Effectiveness on campus       year is the Valentine’s Day          “Whatever gift you have      not at work as a multimedia       and the hardships they
-- meant to develop awareness      Dinner, Ewers said. Students     from God helps in being an       specialist in the Instructional   overcame,” said Mendel
and student involvement with       and new volunteers are also      associate,” said Adela Gott,     Technology Department.            Morgan, former dean of the
the associates.                    being recruited. There are five   who takes photographs and          “It’s interesting to learn      library.
   The program invites volun-      chapters of the associates in    produces the brochures for       about the sisters and what
  6                                    SAN ANTONIO
                                         U N I V E R S I T Y        O F    T H E     I N C A R N A T E        W O R D
                                                                                                                                             December 2006

Community remembers veterans
By Becca Ohnemus           safe homecoming of all           Veterans in the au-    asked for a moment of
LOGOS STAFF WRITER         those still in harm’s way    dience were asked to       silence to recognize
   A Veterans Day pro-     overseas.                    stand up as their branch   them and their sacri-
gram featured three stu-       “The symbol at the       of service was called to   fice.
dent veterans as speak-    corner of Hildebrand         be publicly recognized          Music Professor
ers and a commemora-       and 281 and the flags        and thanked for their      Debbie Bussineau-King
tion of University of      that fly there and the       duty and commitment.       then led all gathered in
the Incarnate Word         statement that is there is       Student speakers at    “God Bless America”
community veterans.        a symbol that we put up      the celebration includ-    before closing remarks
   The ceremony began      some years ago when we       ed Air Force veterans      by Dr. Robert L. Ryan,
with the Incarnate Word    entered into this newest     Leslie L. Coleman, a       the master of ceremo-
High School Choir, di-     war,” Agnese said. “We       graduate student, and      nies and dean of the H-
rected by Mary Ann de      keep that light shining      junior Carlos Diaz-Por-    E-B School of Business
la Garza, leading all      until all those men and      ras, along with Army       and Administration.
gathered in the national   women are able to come       veteran Jesse Font, a           The crowd then
anthem.                    home here safely. It is      senior.                    moved to a tree near
   The president of the    very important to us as         Dr. Dan Dominguez,      the Brackenridge Villa
university, Dr. Louis J.   a university community       a Navy veteran in the H-   dedicated as a Veterans
Agnese Jr., spoke of the   that when we see that        E-B School of Business     Memorial Tree to bless
Incarnate Word commu-      corner that we remem-        and Administration,        an honor wreath that
nity’s commitment and      ber every day that free-     then read a list of UIW    would be displayed                            Burgundi Bernal/ Logos staff
constant prayer for the    dom is not free.”            community veterans and     there.                           Donald Ewers was among military veterans.

                                                                                                              Students explore core
                                                                                                              By Debora Reyna             rulers, bookmarks and
                                                                                                              LOGOS STAFF WRITER          pamphlets.
                                                                                                                    The College of              The purpose for
                                                                                                              Humanities, Arts and        “Explore the Core” was
                                                                                                              Social Sciences gave        to get students excited
                                                                                                              passers-by an opportu-      about core classes, said
                                                                                                              nity Oct. 30 to “Explore    Dr. Emily Clark, an
                                                                                                              the Core.” .                assistant professor of
                                                                                                                 Various tables repre-    English.
                                                                                                              senting different depart-         “Many students
                                                                                                              ments were set up along     came to ask questions
                                                                                                              the sidewalk near the       and it has educated
                                                                                                              clock tower and Dubuis      students about their
                                                                                                              Hall.                       core classes,” Clark
                                                                                                                   Students who pe-       said. “We are here to
                                                                                                              rused the tables and        get them enthusiastic
                                                                                                              talked to professors        and more involved in
                                                                                                              who teach core elec-        classes,. Our goal is to
Dr. Glenn James, dean of the School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering, was among faculty                tive classes received       have this event again in
and administrators set up on the walkway Oct. 30 to talk to students stopping by to 'Explore the Core.'       refreshments, pencils,      fall ’07.”
   December 2006

                                            U N I V E R S I T Y
                                                                SPORTS  O F    T H E      I N C A R N A T E        W O R D

Synchro swimmers seek Olympic spots
By Denis Kenji Fujito        last stage for the final       team is already a reality
LOGOS STAFF WRITER           selection. Ten women          for two UIW swimmers:
    The UIW Synchro-         will be on the Olympic        Van Vleck and Kramer
nized Swimming team          team and another 10           were part of the na-
is ranked third in the       the National team, the        tional team during the
country but lately the       second team.                  summer, representing
focus of most of the              In the duet trials,      the country in different
women on the team and        Simon said UIW swim-          competitions.
Coach Kim Lo Porto is        mers are the under-               Van Vleck, who also
another one.                 dogs.                         is considering a run at
   Six of the 11 synchro         “It is a great oppor-     the 2012 Olympics,
swimmers are aiming to       tunity,” said Simon, who      said there is pressure
represent the country in     has been in the sport 14      to show her teammates
the 2008 Olympics that       years and is thinking         and coaches she was on
will take place in Bei-      of coaching or going          the National team for
jing, China.                 professional in the fu-       a reason. She had a lot
    Between Dec. 5-7,        ture. “(The trials are)       of fun last summer, she
senior Rachael Simon,        a good chance to show         said, but to get on the
junior Natalie Chase,        the country that we are       National team again, or
junior Emily Van Vleck       worth taking a look at,       even the Olympic team,
and sophomore Lyssa          even though our chances       practice must be hard.
Wallace will try for the     are slight.”                       “Basically, we are
only vacancy in duets.           But why slight?           just swimming it (the
Afterwards, between              “It is a very political   routine) and practicing
Dec. 7-10, Chase, Van        sport,” she said. “You        it over and over again,”
Vleck and Wallace will       are judged by people          Van Vleck said. “We
be joined by senior          that are expecting a lot      swim with weight belts
Danielle Kramer and          from girls and colleges       to get in better shape
senior Zoe Villareal to      that are longer in the        and we swim the routine                                                     Denis Kenji Fujito/ Logos staff
fight for a place on the      sport.”                       back-to-back to work on         Liz Chinoranskay, a junior, leads a 'Saturday Night at the Movies' standup
U.S. Open 2007, the

Basketball season opens
                                  But the National         our endurance.”                       routine with UIW's nationally ranked synchronized swimming team.

                                                                                       Peter Wallace/Logos staff
Brittany Hardy,
above, a 5-foot-8-inch
freshman guard from
San Antonio, takes a
free throw at the first
home game for the                                                                                                                          Peter Wallace/Logos staff
women's team. The
Cardinals lost 77-55 to
visiting Angelo State
of San Angelo, Texas.

The men lost their
home opener 77-
75 in overtime to
Midwestern State
at Alice McDermott
Convocation Center.

                                                                                Andres Guajardo/Logos staff                            Andres Guajardo/Logos staff

This is not about ‘Monday Night Football’
  People always gath-                                      watching a cricket game      I invited some friends
ered around for a good                                     and Japanese enjoying a      to come over with me.
meal, drinking and go-                                     baseball match between       They’re also exchange
ing crazy for any kind                                     one glass of sake and        students, but from Ja-
of duel, fight or game.                                     another. And my first        pan, a country where I
This has been used as a                                    experience watching a        have roots and a bunch
controlling system.                                        football match among         of relatives. Whatever
    But as old as it is, I                                 drunken Americans            teams were playing,
can’t resist good food,                                    screaming and moan-          whatever the score was,
beer and a match of                                        ing was close, but didn’t    I simply had a great
whatever altogether.                                       happen.                      evening talking and
   As a Brazilian, I’ve                                       The “Monday Night         drinking beer. I went
seen a lot of crazy things                                 Football” at Java on the     back home happy.
for soccer. I’ve been to                                   Hill was empty the two          But two weeks later
                                Denis Kenji Fujito
finals in a completely                                      Mondays I’ve been            I was back there alone,
full stadium with more                                     there.                       drinking a beer in a
than 80,000 people. I        fights right in front of          The first night some       place with four or five
saw 2002’s World Cup         my eyes, and death on         men were standing up         people watching the                           Andres Guajardo/Logos staff
matches during the           television.                   and drinking beer, not       screen. I fell asleep in   The Chicago Bears-Arizona Cardinals game on TV.

night and celebrated             I’ve also seen Aus-       watching the game,           the cozy couch there
                             tralians going crazy          not screaming. It was        for about 10 minutes       not a touchdown, of        his lap.
the championship in
                             about a rugby match,          just a “warmup” for          but some commotion         course. Just someone             E-mail Fujito at
the high school with
                             British gentlemen             some party. However,         woke me up. It was         who spilled beer on
teachers. I’ve seen
  8                                 LIGHT THE WAY
                                            U N I V E R S I T Y           O F    T H E    I N C A R N A T E      W O R D
                                                                                                                                               December 2006

Ceremony kicks off holiday season
By Diana A. Martinez       of “In Dulci Jubilo,”
LOGOS STAFF WRITER         has sung at the White
     There may have        House at the invitation
been a million lights      of President George W.
amongst the trees on       Bush on more than one
the UIW campus dur-        occasion.
ing the 2006 “Light the         Archbishop Jose H.
Way” but you would         Gomez, who had cele-
be hard-pressed to tell    brated Mass earlier that
if they were brighter      evening in Our Lady’s
than the smiles of the     Chapel, provided the
children and adults in     invocation. Then the
attendance.                St. Anthony Catholic
     UIW President Dr.     Elementary School
Louis J. Agnese Jr.’s      Choir sang “Candle-
tradition of lighting      light” under the direc-
the university campus      tion of Jeanine Helm.
celebrated its 21 st an-        Agnese recognized
niversary Nov. 18 with     major sponsors and
the pomp and circum-       scholarship donors Cox
stance befitting the       Radio, Catholic Televi-
city of San Antonio’s      sion San Antonio, San
first holiday tradition    Antonio Express-News,
of the year.               HEB, KWEX and La
     The St. Anthony       Prensa. Following,                                                                                          Bianca Lopez/ Logos staff
Catholic High School                                          St. Anthony's Catholic High School Jazz Band opens up at the Alice McDermott Convocation Center.
                           the St. Peter Prince of
Jazz Band, led by Da-      the Apostles Catholic              and master’s degrees at
vid Parker, warmed up      School Choir sang                  UIW, ended the indoor
the crowd prior to the     “Masters in the Hall”              ceremonies prior to the
opening ceremonies.        led by Ellen Rodgers.              crowd disbursing out-
Perennial Master of               Agnese then in-             side to await the actual
Ceremonies Dick Mc-        troduced Santa Claus               lighting of the holiday
Cracken welcomed the       and in turn presented              lights throughout the
capacity crowd, where      gifts to the Elf Louise            UIW campus.
not one empty seat         Program which pro-                     Mariachis serenad-
in Alice McDermott         vides Christmas gifts              ed the participants as
Convocation Center         to needy children in               they wound their way
could be found.            the San Antonio area.              through the campus
     The audience was      UIW’s Chorale then                 with lighted candles en
entertained by the         performed “Amuworo                 route to HEB’s Central
Incarnate Word High        ayi out nwa” under the             Market next door for
School Madrigals under     direction of William               cups of hot chocolate,
the direction of Mary      Gokelman.                          cookies and additional
Ann de La Garza. The            Featured performer            serenading by the
singing group, which       Patsy Torres, now a                IWHS Madrigals end-
wowed the crowd with       doctoral student after             ing the festivities on a                                                   Jesse Alonzo/ Logos staff
its Christmas rendition    e a r n i n g b a c h e l o r ’s   high note.                 Incarnate Word High School's Madrigals sing a seasonal holiday melody.

A sitting portion of the standing-room-only crowd for 2006's 'Light the Way.'

                                                  Jesse Alonzo/ Logos staff                                                                Jesse Alonzo/ Logos staff
Tejano singer Patsy Torres and her dancers do a torrid number near the end.                  Dr. Lou J. Agnese Jr., UIW president, greets special guest Santa Claus.
   December 2006
                                 LIGHT THE WAY
                                       U N I V E R S I T Y       O F    T H E    I N C A R N A T E         W O R D

                                                                                                                                Jesse Alonzo/ Logos staff
Mariachi Sol de Tejas of San Antonio leads a crowd through the campus en route to a final destination at H-E-B's Central Market for light refreshments.

                                                                                                                                   Bianca Lopez/ Logos staff
                                                                                The Nativity scene is set up annually outside the Administration Building.

                                                                                Thousands participate
                                                                                in traditional program
                                                                                By Alice Ramirez           a few thousand who at-     nate Word, noted UIW
                                                                                LOGOS STAFF WRITER         tended the Nov. 18 cel-    was celebrating its 125th
                                                                                    For Mayra Jauregui,    ebration, which started    anniversary this year
                                                                                the 21st annual “Light     with a 5:30 p.m. Mass      and asked members of
                                                                                the Way” holiday cel-      in Our Lady’s Chapel,      the founding Sisters of
                                                                                ebration was something     continued with a 7:30      Charity of the Incarnate
                                                                                special.                   program in Alice Mc-       Word to stand in the
                                                                                      “I have always       Dermott Convocation        convocation center.
                                                                                wanted to attend,” Jau-    Center and climaxed             Agnese said the
                                                                                regui said as she and      with the turning on of     lights symbolized the
                                                                                her two toddler daugh-     more than a million        coming of Christ and
                                                                                ters hurriedly walked      lights outside.            then he introduced a
                                                                                towards the festivities.        Dr. Louis G. Agnese   special “international
                                                    Jesse Alonzo/ Logos staff      Jauregui was among
Candle-holders wait outside for the million-light exhibition to be turned on.                              Jr., president of Incar-   guest” – Santa Claus.

                                                                                                                                  Jesse Alonzo/ Logos staff
'Light the Way' becomes an�
 10                                                             OPINION
                                                U N I V E R S I T Y          O F     T H E      I N C A R N A T E           W O R D
                                                                                                                                                           December 2006

Facebook Guy and Sister Vanessa
   I got into a Facebook                                        a woman we all called         cially insensitive. How       wasting my time on         wise enough to know it
argument this past sum-                                         Sister Vanessa passed         dare he have a family         semantics instead of       doesn’t matter (him).
mer.                                                            away at age 38. She           member pass away? He          something real.                 Wasting time on ra-
    I saw a fellow Incar-                                       died on a Monday; the         had no right to be hu-            Every time I waste     cial antics keeps me from
nate Word student’s pro-                                        day before she had just       man, because it meant I       time on some minor         living life, and living life
file -- a young black man                                        been at church, staying       couldn’t be so angry with     race issue that I blow     more abundantly, life that
-- and I felt he had said                                       after to take part in the     him anymore. At that in-      out of proportion, or      Sister Vanessa only got to
some offensive things                                           church’s first-ever book       stant, I deeply regretted     act as if I am the sin-    experience for 38 years.
about his and my race                                           club. Her death caught        my petty Facebook tiff        gular defender of my       I need to do some things
in his “About Me” sec-                                          us all off-guard. Sister      with this person I didn’t     race because that’s        differently. I need to live
tion. So, I let him know.                                       Vanessa was always            really know, but whom I       what people expect         instead of pontificate,
I wrote him a letter, via                                       so nice to my family          thought I could read so       articulate black col-      be instead of constantly
                                       Sam Sanders
Facebook, explaining                                            and me, and my mother         well.                         lege students to be, I     ponder, act instead of
why he was a shame to                                           and I loved her pound            This scenario began to     might be taking away       criticize. Telling some-
his race, how he was dis-          gize for judging this        cakes. At the funeral,        symbolize a lot of things     time from committing       one else how wrong he
respecting his ancestors,          individual, speaking         as the family walked          to me upon further reflec-     myself to my race’s, or    or she is won’t help me
and what he should do to           harshly to him in my         down the center aisle of      tion. I took a hard look at   even life’s, more nobler   do this.
accept his heritage and            unwarranted letters,         the church, and I and the     myself and realized that      causes. Attacking Face-          Convincing myself
culture. He wrote back,            and making general-          rest of the band played       this Facebook incident        book Guy did nothing       that I am the know-all
and then I wrote back to           izations I really had        soft ambiguous music,         showed a lot about me. I      to stop the spread of      and end-all for all things
his reply. When he didn’t          no right to make. He         kind of like a spiritual      was wrapped up in phil-       HIV/AIDS in the black      “black” won’t help me do
reply again, I thought I           added me as a friend,        but not quite, the kind       osophical debates about       community, or end the      it. Overlooking my faults
had won. I prided myself           and I thought it was         you hear at any black         what really amounted to       genocide in Darfur,        while highlighting some-
in this secret victory. I,         over. So although I          funeral, the Facebook         nothingness, while the        or put a black student     body else’s won’t either.
Sam Sanders, was mak-              started out with this        Guy walked in. I was          things important around       in college. Attacking      Facebook Guy and Sister
ing the world safe from            person in an overly          shocked.                      me, like life and death,      Facebook Guy perhaps       Vanessa showed me that.
race traitors.                     aggressive manner,              Facebook Guy could         followed their courses        just highlighted an-       To those two individu-
    Eventually, I added            the Facebook friend          not be a real person. He      and left me playing com-      other cleft in the black   als, I offer my sincerest
this person as a friend,           add erased all sins in       was computerized, one-        puter tag with people that    community, between         thanks.
not because we were re-            my mind. Life moved          dimensional, capable          didn’t even know me. I        those of us who think
ally friends, but because          on.                          only of being politi-         was self-absorbed and         we’re holier-than-thou       E-mail Sanders at sand-
I was too proud to apolo-             A few weeks ago,          cally incorrect and ra-       self-righteous and was        (me), and those of us

Of Heroes and Leaders
    In his (September
2 0 0 6 ) a r t i c l e , M r.
                                                             much as I respect the
                                                             rule of law (no mat-
                                                                                              in protest.
                                                                                                  From the Holo-
                                                                                                                            befall them. The very
                                                                                                                            idea that submitting
                                                                                                                                                       the world that we live
                                                                                                                                                       in, we have no need
(James) Longoria                                             ter how much I may               caust and Jim Crow            to those who carry         of an attitude of fear
quoted the book Ro-                                          have to pay for a traf-          to Pol Pot and the            out oppression and         and complacency, and
mans, which posited in                                       fic citation or income           Ta l i b a n , w e h a v e    genocide honors God        even lesser need of
short that bodies of au-                                     taxes) and recognize             seen time after time          is morally reprehen-       biblical sanctioning
thority are placed and                                       the value of acknowl-            the unspeakable acts          sible and dishonors        of it.
allowed by the Lord,                                         edging and learning              of evil that those in         all those who sacri-               To quote the
and that submitting to                                       from those who have              power are capable             ficed their lives to       immortal words of
them honors the Lord’s                                       come before me and               of. Yet in the face of        stand up against evil      Edmund Burke, “All
S u p r e m e A u t h o r i t y,                             occupy the seats of              these and other grave         and its tyrannies.         that is required for
while questioning or                      Ben Melville       power, I firmly be-              injustices, there have             Far too often,        the triumph of evil
challenging those au-                                        lieve that there will            always been those             people are content         is for good men to do
thority -- even when               w h i c h h a s m o r e always come a time                 brave souls with the          to knuckle under           nothing.”
they are in the wrong              h o l e s i n i t t h a n when it is my right              courage to stand up           and conform rather
-- tends to provoke the            a p i e c e o f S w i s s -- if not my solemn              and do the right thing        than stick their necks       Ben Melville
wrath of God.                      cheese, genuinely duty --to pose a ques-                   regardless of the con-        out and make a posi-
     This argument,                d i s t u r b s m e . A s tion or raise a voice            sequences that may            tive change. And in

Bilingual play blends romance, culture                                                                                          LOGOS STAFF
By Yazmine Alarcon  Rose and Don Armando of French and Spanish.
                                   military school and                                                                      Co-Editors: Elva Garza and Wanita Mercer
LOGOS STAFF WRITER                 whose father, “the           put Liliana in jail. The      Charlie and his mother        Managing Editor: Rosa Rodriguez
    The Hispanic Latino            chief,” has just died.       irony in the story is that    speak English, only           Entertainment Editor: Marissa De Anda
Association and Student            Charlie moves to             Charlie himself is a          that his mother switches      Photographers: Jesse Alonzo, Burgundi Bernal,
Leadership presented               Spain with his now-          gypsy because Rose is         from one language to the      Andres Guajardo, Bianca Lopez, Debora Reyna
“Mi Vida Gitana,” (“My             w i d o w e d m o t h e r,   a gypsy. Charlie finds         other.                        and Peter N. Wallace
Gypsy Life”) Nov. 16 in            Rose, and is angry at        out his true roots and             This play only in-       Contributing Writers: Yazmine Alarcon, Joela
Marian Hall Ballroom.              her for wanting him          his mother frees Liliana      cluded four characters        Avelar, Amanda Avey, Burgundi Bernal, Denis
    This play, which is            to return to military        from a crime she did not      and was very limited to       Kenji Fujito, Juan Gutierrez, Jenny Herrmann,
bilingual, takes place in          school. In the scan-         commit.                       prompts, but the story        Joseph Kirby, James Longoria, Diana Martinez,
Spain. Liliana, a Roman-           dal, Charlie meets                The play, besides        was very good. There          Ben Melville, Erin O’Brien, Becca Ohnemus,
esque girl, is bound to            the gypsy girl on the        being bilingual, displays     was comedy yet with an        Alice Ramirez, Debora Reyna, Sam Sanders and
work for her owner, Don            street who plays her         various languages and         intense turning point. I      Erika Vela
Armando, who is going              violin.                      cultures. For instance,       really enjoyed this the-      Layout Assistant: Adriana Estrada
to marry her off and get                In the conflict of       Liliana says she is Ro-       atrical play.                 Adviser: Michael Mercer
paid in return.                    the story, Liliana and       manesque but she in
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    December 2006
                                            U N I V E R S I T Y       O F    T H E     I N C A R N A T E         W O R D

                                                                                                                 New graduates
                                                                                                                 prepare to see
                                                                                                                 new challenge
                                                                                                                   As we near the end of
                                                                                                                 the year, we say good-
                                                                                                                 bye to a few graduating
                                                                                                                 seniors this December.
                                                                                                                       While many of us
                                                                                                                 are wrapped up with the
                                                                                                                 holiday season and the
                                                                                                                 Christmas break, some
                                                                                                                 of us have the added
                                                                                                                 stress of graduation
                                                                                                                 and the entrance into a
                                                                                                                 new life after college.
                                                                                                                 The end of something
                                                                                                                 always means the be-
                                                                                                                 ginning of something            James Longoria
                                                                                                                 else, but what planning
                                                                                                                 is involved?

Getting the whole truth
A variety of items await consumers of whole-grain foods at neighborhood supermarkets this year.
                                                                                                                        Habakkuk 2:2-3        sitting at a table with
                                                                                                                 in the Old Testament         Pastor Rick Godwin
                                                                                                                 states, “Write the vision,   of Eagle’s Nest Church

concerning whole grains
                                                                                                                 and make it plain upon       and Pastor John Hagee
                                                                                                                 tablets, that he may run     of Cornerstone Church
                                                                                                                 that read it. (3) For the    for lunch in 2004. Rick
                                                                                                                 vision is yet for an ap-     was on the verge of
  Are you noticing the                                    ponents which com-         These are indicators        pointed time, but at the     building a larger church
overwhelming choice                                       plete the whole picture    you should read the         end it shall speak, and      on 281 and Evans Road
of foods that are “made                                   and when one or more       ingredients and search      not lie: though it tarry,    and asked Pastor Hagee
with whole grains”?                                       of them is missing the     for the word “whole”        wait for it; because it      and myself to sit down
   Another nutrition fad                                  grain is no longer com-    as one of the first few      will surely come, it will    for lunch one afternoon.
has made its way to the                                   plete. Refined, or pro-     ingredients.                not tarry” KJV.              At the table, Rick sim-
front of cereal boxes,                                    cessed, grains are those       Now that you know             God clearly wants      ply asked Pastor Hagee,
crackers, breads, pastas                                  that are not in their      what to look for and        us to have goals and         “If you could build
and even cookies! The                                     natural state and do       what to leave on the        dreams, but in addi-         Cornerstone Church all
message that whole                                        not offer the nutrition    shelf you can gradu-        tion to having these         over again, what would
grains are “good for                                      equivalent of grains       ally increa s e y o u r     visions, God wants us        you do differently?” I
you” is loud and clear                                    that are. So you are cu-   intake of whole grains      to make plans and fol-       watched in amazement
but what is quietly                                       rious to know how to       and provide your body       low through with these       as Pastor Hagee went
misleading us is what           Amanda Marie Avey         differentiate between      with the nourishment        plans. As we approach        in a one-by-one over
constitutes a food to                                     the “real” and “not-       it needs to get you         graduation, we must          items to look for and to
be whole grain.                vary according to age,     so-real” whole grain       through the day. It is      fully understand our         cover during the build-
   Whole grains should         gender, and activ-         foods. Some common         the small changes that      possibilities and map        ing process. A wealth of
be a priority in our diets     ity level. For a more      labels that are mislead-   add up over time and        out steps towards the        knowledge was laid out
because they provide           personalized serving       ing are “made with,”       this is one more piece      achievement of our           on the table at the cost
numerous vitamins              recommendation, go         “good source,” “excel-     of the “whole” picture      goals.                       of about $35 in lunch.
and minerals and help          to      lent source,” and “made    of a healthy diet.               Also, seek advice           So remember gradu-
reduce the risk of heart       There you will find        with whole grains.”            For more informa-       from administrators,         ates, if you ever need
disease, type II diabe-        numerous links and         They catch your eye        tion about the daily        professors and former        anything, your family at
tes, and some forms of         tools to help you          and provide a food with    recommended serv-           graduates for they           Incarnate Word is here
cancer. However, the           navigate your way to       more refined grains        ings of whole grains        have, or are currently,      for you and you will al-
benefits are often over-        a healthier diet.          than whole grains. A       for you, vis it http:       experiencing what you        ways have a home here
looked and the amount              Taking a look at the   few other under-cover      //
                                                                                                                 are about to walk into.      at UIW. Take care and
consumed by the aver-          truth of what a whole      refined grains are hid-     pyramid/grains_amount_
                                                                                                                 Proverbs 20:18 states,
                                                                                     table.html.                                              God bless.
age person is lower than       grain is we learn it       den behind names such                                  “Make plans by seek-
what is recommended            consists of the germ,      as multi-grain, stoned                                 ing advice...” KJV.            E-mail Longoria at
by the U.S. Depart-                                       wheat, cracked wheat,       E - m a i l Av e y a t
                               endosperm, and bran.                                                                   It never hurts to ask
ment of Agriculture.           It is these three com-     100 percent wheat,
                                                                                                                 for advice, help or sim-
The serving amounts                                       seven-grain and bran.                                  ply support. I remember

Get turned on in classroom
  The UIW “Laptop                                         Sony and Toshiba pro-           As much as you         of RAM, a 100GB hard         minent arrival spawns a
University” program                                       vide premium-priced        wish, little gnomes         drive, and an accelerated    time of reconciliation,
requires students own                                     boxes, complementing       with magic w ands           video card for users of      providing a socially
a laptop or tablet com-                                   the upscale student’s      are not collectively        graphically intense ap-      acceptable excuse to
puter for school utiliza-                                 choice for something       casting spells in your      plications. Furthermore,     make those loved ones
tion.                                                     a bit more refined in      laptop-case to support      screen size and perfor-      pay for your expensive
      M o r e o v e r, t h e                              comparison to what         the upbuilding of your      mance features affect        gifts. Therefore, in ac-
university offers an                                      the generic students       MySpace theocracy.          battery life immensely       cordance with univer-
availability of options                                   carry. However, com-       Computers involve an        and hold pragmatic           sity stipulation, students
for laptop adoption;                                      puting-utopia resides      interconnection of im-      value in consumer-fea-       lacking mobile-com-
in effect, students can                                   in IBM’s Thinkpad          portant components; in      sibility analysis; in ef-    puting solutions stand
acquire laptops through                                   and Apple’s Macbook        effect, laptop purchase     fect, if you purchase a      justified in requesting
the university or ex-              James Kirby            Pro which hold repu-       components of critical      laptop with a severely       laptops or tablet com-
ternal vendors. In any                                    tations for solidity in    consideration include       limited battery life, you    puters for Christmas.
case, students seeking                                    build and superiority      the processor (CPU),        are going to be stuck to a   In effect, students can
laptop adoption should         students must know         in performance. Never-     RAM, hard drive and         wall like a Salvador Dali    disown obsolete, pen-
scrutinize options ac-         brand contrasts in rela-   theless, in an industry    video card. Moreover,       painting. Therefore, the     and-paper classroom
cording to brand and           tion to quality and per-   of mass customization,     battery life and screen     author’s recommenda-         practices for technol-
performance attribu-           formance to avoid bad      prices and performance     size hold factorial value   tion incorporates current    ogy trend adherence in
tions for investment           investment damnation.      specifications will vary    in feasibility analysis     computational require-       accord with the future’s
profitability.                      Dell holds the high-   among the competing        involving mobility.         ments with a generalized     digital divide.
   The laptop selection-       est cost-to-performance    brands; therefore, the           Generally, the        forecast of future neces-
process may involve            ratio for students seek-   consumer must shop         author recommends           sity to provide students
names such as Dell,            ing a feasible solution    equipped with com-         an Intel Core Duo or        with an overall, standard     E-mail Kirby at
Sony, Toshiba, Apple           of overall optimality.     puter competence to        Core 2 Duo processor        suggestion.        
and IBM; in effect,            Crafted qualitatively,     compensate.                (1.73GHz~), a gigabyte         The 12th month’s im-
 12                             ENTERTAINMENTU N I V E R S I T Y        O F    T H E     I N C A R N A T E         W O R D
                                                                                                                                                  December 2006

‘Christmas Carol’:
gift to UIW family
By Marissa De Anda            including children.          she communicates with
LOGOS ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR         “It’s wonderful to      us. She communicates
    “Bah! Humbug!”’           see the students inter-      with purpose and inten-
     The UIW Theatre          act with children, and       tion. And she is such a
Department presents           it’s wonderful to have       positive person to be
the classic holiday tale,     the laughter of children     around and to work
“A Christmas Carol,”          in the theatre” said Ball,   with that it is always a
about Scrooge’s trans-        who plays Scrooge.           pleasure.”
formation and redemp-             Senior Lucy Sandy,           “And since Profes-
tion from a miserly           who will be doing her        sor Bryn Jameson is co-
man to a warmhearted          last performance as a        directing, as students in
human being, begin-           theatre major in this pro-   our department, we are
ning Friday, Dec. 1, at       duction as the Ghost of      getting a chance this
Coates Theatre.                                                                                                                            Photo by Donald Robert Fox
                              Christmas Present, said      semester to learn from
                                                                                       Austin Spezia-Shwiff, left, is one of two local children playing Tiny Tim, in ‘A
    “We chose this play       “A Christmas Carol”          two great and differ-       Christmas Carol,” while UIW student Bryan Ortiz, right, has the role of Bob
because we really want-       has “become a great op-      ent powerhouses,”           Cratchit. The Department of Theatre’s new adaptation of the Charles Dickens
ed to give a Christmas        portunity for me and the     Sandy said.”                classic play begins a Dec. 1 run in UIW's Coates Theatre and ends Dec. 16.
gift to the UIW com-                                            “It’s nice to watch
munity,” said Professor
                              other students to work
                              with Dr. Robert Ball. In     the two of them work                             For more Information
Bryn Jameson, who co-         fact, for any actor, it’s    together and to also           Curtains will rise on “A Christmas Carol” at 8 p.m. Dec. 1, 8 and 15-16,
directs with Dr. Robert       a good opportunity. So,      watch them solve            and 7 p.m. Dec. 7 and 14 at Coates Theatre.
Ball. “It is a great fam-     you keep your ears and       conflicts on stage,”           UIW faculty, staff and students get in free with I.D. Otherwise, prices are
ily show and will be a        eyes wide open in order      Richards said. “We          $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $8 for non-UIW students and $6 a person in
lovely counterpart to         to learn as much as you      are learning a collab-      groups.
‘Light the Way.’ ”            can from such a skilled      orative art.”
     This festive show        actor.”                           “And the best part
filled with elaborate              “It’s great playing     is that if we ever need     Richards said. “And         true riches in life are     joy in our hearts. I think
costumes and sets,            off of him since he is       help on anything, they      yes, this story is both     compassion, love, for-      that is what Christmas
Christmas carols, and         not afraid to take risks,”   are always there to help    one of redemption           giveness, and grace.”       is. That is what
good comedic mo-              said junior Laura Dar-       us,” Sandy added.           and a new beginning,             Ball said, “There        ‘A Christmas Carol’
ments, will delight           nell, who plays The                 “A Christmas         but I also think that       are things in life that     is. It reminds us,
people of all ages and        Spirit of Christmas          Carol ” means differ-       Scrooge’s journey is        you may not be able to      through redemption of
will show the true            Past.                        ent things to different     inspirational in that he    add or count up but still   this mean, old miser
meaning of Christmas,             “Professor Jameson       people.                     sees what life can be.      have great value: Family,   Ebenezer Scrooge, that
the directors sasid.          has also done a beauti-              “ ‘A Christmas      And if you want life        the warm feeling we get     Christ came here to save
    The play will have        ful job of co-directing      Carol’ is showing a lot     to be better, you make      when we do something        us, and that Christmas is
performances by stu-          and she has placed a lot     of things that Christ-      changes now.”               nice for someone else…      an opportunity to start
dents, faculty, staff,        of energy in the produc-     mas can be but that we          One of the most         the world of love where-    again, to start fresh and
theatre alumni and sev-       tion,” said junior Saska     have forgotten — like       important lessons           in our faults and past      to fill our hearts with
eral guests of the San        Richards, who plays          spending time with the      from this production,       mistakes can be forgiven,   that kind of love for
Antonio community             Miriam. “And the way         ones you really love,”      Jameson said, is “The       where we can live with      each other.”

Movies run gamut
from good to worst                                         house and vineyard. All
      Deck the Halls
    One of the worst holi-                                 Max can think about is
day movies I have ever                                     how much can he get
seen. Yeah, you can say                                    out of this property
it has its funny parts                                     and who will he meet
of slapstick humor but                                     on his journey there        Actor Danny DeVito goes overboard for the holidays in 'Deck the Halls.'
other than that it drags                                   for the sale of his new
too much.                                                  property.
     Matthew Broderick                                         Now here is the
and Danny DeVito play                                      twist. Memories start
neighbors in this holiday        Juan Gutierrez II         coming back to him
flick. DeVito’s character                                   and he starts to have
is the new neighbor who                                    second thoughts about
loses interests really fast        One Good Year           the sale of the house
in things and in life. But        This is a movie a real   and vineyard. Let’s just
when he gets his mind         man wants to go see. I       say every man has his
set, watch out! He goes       say this for the fact be-    weakness in life, and
overboard.                    ing it talks about making    well it’s that special
      DeVito decides he       money, playing the field      woman who comes into
                                                                                       Sancha Baron Cohen          Russell Crowe, right, stars in 'One Good Year.'
wants too be able to see      of beautiful women, and      his life. But at the end
                              owning some property         you find out she was        every man’s dream: Pa-      And I say this because or their beliefs.
his house from space
                              you can be proud to say      always there in back of     mela Anderson. Borat        he does not have any
during the holiday sea-
                              is yours.                          his memory.           documents his travels       standards and he goes as
son so what does he do?
                                  This is the case for                                 as well all the people      far as going into a church
He goes out and buys
                              Max Skinner -- Rus-                                      and places he meets         and to me makes fun of
lights. Broderick, who
                              sell Crowe, who I do                                     along the way to finally     their belief.                E-mail Gutierrez at
is the town’s know-it-
                              not like as an actor -- a                                meeting Pamela Ander-          Now I am not the best juan_gutierrezii2000@
all, gives DeVito’s
                              powerful investment                                      son. Then you find out       person to say I am “holy,
character a run for his
                              broker. He can wheel                                     he wants to marry her       holy” but I do have some
                              and deal and get the                                     when he meets her.          standards and I would
    |This is when I start-
                              female sex appeal as                                       I do not know if I am     not poke fun at people
ed to come in and out                                                 Borat
                              well too. Max is a very                                  just losing my mind or
of consciousness. The                                            I have finally met
                              cold person and does                                     I do not have a sense                          Quality Meter
movie was that boring                                      my match in films.
                              not let anyone close to                                  of humor. I cannot
and really I would of                                      Borat (Sancha Baron
                              him. He uses people as                                   believe how anyone                 1 Don’t bother.
thought it would have                                      Cohen) plays a news re-
                              well as women to get                                     can let themselves be              2 Rent it.
      been funnier.                                        porter from the country
                              want he wants. Max re-                                   fooled by this person.             3 Could’ve been better.
                              ceives a letter from the     Kazakhstani.                The worst part about               4 Worth $7.50!
                              one person that he does           He is doing a docu-    it is that it makes you            5 Gotta see it!
                              love. Well, not exactly.     mentary on his travels      wonder. How someone
                              It was a letter telling      in the great country of     can just play on people’s
                              him he just inherited a      the United States. Borat    emotions or just plain
                                                           falls in love with almost   old honesty of people.
   December 2006

LATiFILM founder receives toast
                                      U N I V E R S I T Y      O F    T H E     I N C A R N A T E         W O R D

By Joela Avelar                                    artist, started the live   Dance Center.                 Almost anybody can      out that three people
LOGOS STAFF WRITER                                 music with his soaring           Espana Romero        put music on the web-      screen everything that
   Friends, family, fac-                           solo guitar rendition of   played Luna de Octu-       site, it doesn’t have to   is received, and mor-
ulty and others toasted                            the national anthem.       bre, “October Moon,”       be in Spanish, just as     als and values are in
communication arts se-                             Wylie has been playing     on the acoustic guitar.    long as it represents      mind when screening,
nior Oscar Hernandez                               guitar almost 20 years.         Olga Valenciana,      the Latin community,       loyalty, duty, respect,
at his official launch-                                  Then some classic     with two of her stu-       Hernandez said. Art-       selfless service, honor,
ing of his LATiFILM                                Mexican songs were         dents, danced some         ists can show their        integrity and personal
website following an                               played and sang by         Flamenco.Valenciana is     work and sell, making      courage. And also what
Oct. 30 news confer-                               Mariachi Los Caballe-      a dance choreographer      money right away. He       the University of the
ence in Marian Hall         Oscar Hernandez        ros. After a few songs,    from Chapala, Jalisco.     made an open invitation    Incarnate Word teaches,
Ballroom.                                          Crystal Zuniga, a sopho-   She has been dancing       to all who are in film      “to spread the word,” he
   Following a catered                             more at Incarnate Word,    15 years.                  or have musical talent     said.
                           film from the website
meal of quesadillas,                               and Stephanie Santos,            Hernandez then       to send their work to            “LATiFILM is a
                           played. KUIW pro-
chicken wings, potato                              who is home-schooled,      took the stage, explain-   LATiFILM, with the         window in which artists
                           vided other music
salad and beans served                             danced some folkloric      ing what his website is    condition of no pro-       of all kinds can exhibit
                           and students Marifer
by communication arts                              dances to mariachi         all about, and how the     fanity or pornography.     their art,” Hernandez
                           Guerra and Jimena
senior Jenny Herrmann,                             music. Zuniga has been     website was created as         “We are trying to      said. “It is also an intent
                           Perales paired up as
the program showcased                              dancing15 years and        a free way for inde-       bring the Latino com-      to promote our culture
the talents of several                             Santos seven years.        pendent artists to post    munity up, trying to       and show what the Latin
                               Ismael M. Wylie,
singers, musicians and                             They both are dance        their jobs and be known    clean our image,” Her-     culture has to offer.”
                           a Christian recording
dancers while a typical                            students at Guadalupe      worldwide.                 nandez said. He pointed

December-January Calendar of Events
 Music                                              Arts/Theater                                          Arneson Riverwalk Theatre
                                                                                                          7:30 p.m.
 12/02/06                                            12/1/06-12/3/06                                      Find tickets at
 The Spirit of Christmas Benefit Show                 Dead Man Walking                                    8191
 McAllister Auditorium                               12/1 at 7:30 p.m.; 12/2 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; 12/3
 3 and 7:30 p.m.                                   at 2 p.m.                                              1/12-29/07
 Call (210) 557-3000 for tickets                     Providence High School, 1215 N. St. Mary’s           Shirley Valentine
                                                   St.                                                    Steven Stoli Playhouse
 12/02/06                                            Call (210) 224-6651 for reservations                 8 p.m. Fridays, 7:30 p.m. Saturdays & 2:30 p.m.
 Cool Jazz Christmas Concert                                                                             Sundays
 Lila Cockrell Theater                              12/02/06                                              Call (210) 408-0116 for tickets
 8 p.m.                                             Mariachi Vargas De Tecalitlán
 Find tickets at               San Antonio Municipal Auditorium                      1/24/07
                                                    7:30 p.m.                                             Kennedy Center Chamber Players
 12/10/06                                           Find tickets at                  Laurie Auditorium
 Mannheim Steamroller                                                                                     6:30 p.m.
 AT&T Center                                        12/08/06                                              Find tickets at
 7 p.m.                                             A Christmas Carol
 Find tickets at               Laurie Auditorium                                     Miscellaneous
                                                    6:30 p.m.                                             12/02/06
 12/23/06                                           Find tickets at                  Fashion in the City Charity Fashion Show
 Trans-Siberian Orchestra                                                                                 Magik Theatre
 AT&T Center                                        12/13/06                                              8 p.m.
 3 p.m.                                             Chicago the Musical                                   Find tickets at
 Find tickets at               Majestic Theatre
                                                    8 p.m.                                                1/13/07-1/14/07
 12/31/06                                           Find tickets at                  Monster Jam 2007
 A Night in Old Vienna                                                                                    Alamodome
 Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center            12/16/06 and 12/17/06                                     1/13 at 7:30 p.m.; 1/14 at 2 p.m.
 8 p.m.                                         Alamo City Dance Company Presents: The                    Visit for more information
 Call (210) 554-1010 for tickets              Nutcracker
                                                McAllister Auditorium                                     1/20/06
  1/26/07-1/27/07                               12/16 at 2 and 7 p.m.; 12/17 at 2 p.m.                    30th Annual GoWestern Gala
  San Antonio Symphony Pops Series: Pink Mar-   Call (210) 495-2787 or Ticketmaster for more              AT&T Center
tini                                          information                                                 6 p.m.-midnight
  Majestic Theatre                                                                                        Visit for more information
  8 p.m.                                        12/23/06
  Find tickets at          Bah Humbug - It’s a One-Man Christmas                     Compiled by Erin O’Brien
 14                            ORGANIZATIONS                                                                                                  December 2006

SGA leaders set goals
                                         U N I V E R S I T Y         O F    T H E      I N C A R N A T E       W O R D

The Executive Committee of the Student Government Association includes eight offers for the 2006-07 academic year.
They are:
  President: Sam Sanders, senior.                                                      Student Concerns/Public Relations: Ashley
  Hometown: Schertz, Texas                                                           Abrams, junior.
  Majors: Political Science and Music                                                  Hometown: San Antonio
  Goals for the year: “To enhance the relationships                                    Major: Political Science
between students, faculty, staff and administrators,                                   Goals for the year: “Increase communication
as well as promote an environment conducive to                                       between students and administration. I also want
thoughtful, meaningful, and beneficial interaction                                    to help students achieve what they find vital to
and education.”                                                                      the college experience. I would like to ensure that
  E-mail address:                                            initiatives from last year have been addressed.”
                                                                                       E-mail address:

  Vice President: Jose “Pepe” Lozano, senior.                                          Senate Liaison: Eduardo “E.J.” Galan, sopho-
  Hometown: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.                                            more.
  Major: Biology                                                                       Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind.
  Goals for the year: “To make sure all students                                       Major: Business
know that every individual has an equal voice, re-                                     Goals for the year: “I want to represent all
gardless of GPA, classification, or level of campus                                   students at UIW so that my peers will feel like
involvement. I will use my understanding of the                                      their voices are being heard, and that there are
dynamics of getting things done for the betterment                                   trustworthy people in office. I am looking forward
of the student body. I want to build on the strong                                   to working closely with the senators, and using my
foundation of previous SGAs to increase school                                       leadership, communication, and problem-solving
spirit and involvement.”                                                             skills to make a difference in the family here at
  E-mail address:                                                 UIW.”
                                                                                        E-mail address:
  Treasurer: James Longoria, senior.
  Hometown: San Antonio                                                                Parliamentarian: Samantha Jacoby, senior.
  Major: Communication Arts                                                            Hometown: Sugarland, Texas
  Goals for the year: “I will uphold the highest                                       Major: Political science
level of accuracy and attention to detail honor-                                       Goals for the year: “To increase student engage-
ing the commitment given to me. As God set His                                       ment in SGA and the university. UIW is a reflection
priority for my life (God, family, church, work), I                                  of the students, and creating a positive environ-
will set the position equally to His priority. A good                                ment for student life is our responsibility.”
leader is also an excellent follower.”                                                 E-mail address:
  E-mail address:

  Secretary: Julee Valdez, sophomore                                                   House Liaison: Cristina Mondini, sophomore.
  Hometown: San Antonio                                                                Hometown: Boerne, Texas.
  Major: Biology                                                                       Major: Business
  Goals for the year: “I want students to be aware                                     Goals for the year: “To help others take more
that their opinions and concerns are of significance,                                 pride in our school, which is promoted by student
and that their voice can make a difference. I also                                   involvement. I hope to get as many students as
hope to encourage more of the student population                                     possible to join groups and participate in events.
to become active in organizations on campus. I                                       Ever since I was in the third grade, I have been
believe that we, the students of UIW, are all lead-                                  involved in the government of my school. It’s a
ers in progress, so our educational experiences are                                  passion that has been a part of my life for a very
essential to our development.”                                                       long time.”
  E-mail address:                                                    E-mail address:

Six plan campus activities
  Six students lead         CAB’s mission is to         for the student body         programming entity        ment and/or leadership       Leaders, under the
posts in the Campus       provide “fun learning         of the UIW commu-            of the University of      on the UIW campus”          direction of Assistant
Activities Board for      experiences that are          nity.”                       the Incarnate Word, to    and “to promote and         Director of Leader-
the 2006-07 academic      culturally diverse, so-         Its purposes are “to       provide opportunities     intensify school spirit     ship Activities Kristen
year.                     cial and recreational         serve as the primary         for student involve-      and pride.”                 Garcia, include:

 President: Alex Ser-       Vice President of              Vice President of En-       Vice President of         Vice President of           Vice President of Ex-
na, senior.                C o m m u n i c a t i o n s : tertainment: Juan Rios,     Administration: Noell     Spirit and Tradi-           ternal Affairs: Deana
 Hometown: McAllen,        Carol Mejia, junior.          junior.                     Webber, sophomore.        tions: Jesse Munoz,         Pfannstiel, junior.
Texas                       Hometown: Laredo,              Hometown: San An-           Hometown: Brook-        sophomore.                    Hometown: San An-
 Major: Psychology         Texas                         tonio                       lyn, N.Y.                   Hometown: Harlin-         tonio
                            Major: Psychology              Major: Music Indus-         Major: Political Sci-   gen, Texas                    Major: Business
                                                         tries                       ence                        Major: Fashion

UIW ethics team places second in Texas
Special to the Logos  and Universities of               Te a m m e m b e r s i n -   which placed UIW in       is meant to test com-       award, which will help
   A four-member stu- Texas.                            cluded Sam Sanders,          the final championship     petency in analyzing        continue work in busi-
dent ethics team from     The team, accom-              Samantha Jacoby, Jen-        round, losing the crown   ethical, legal and          ness ethics at UIW.
the University of the panied by philosophy              nifer Velez and Andrew       by three points. Teams    moral conflicts and             “I was extremely
Incarnate Word placed professors Doug Gilm-             Degeer.                      were ranked on the ba-    proposing solutions.        proud of our students,
second in state com- our and Paul Lewis,                   The team placed first      sis of comprehension,          U I W ’s t e a m       and we all had a great
petition sponsored by traveled to Fort Worth            in the “East Division”       clarity, subtlety and     brought back two            time,” said Gilmour.
Independent Colleges for the competition.               of the competition,          ingenuity. The match      trophies and a $750
   December 2006
                               ADMINISTRATIONU N I V E R S I T Y          O F     T H E      I N C A R N A T E        W O R D

Fulbright Symposium
hooks up with Kuwait
By Burgundi Bernal             H-E-B School of Busi-
LOGOS STAFF WRITER             ness and Administration,
     For U.S. Ambassador       helped bridge the time and
Richard LeBaron, it was        distance between Kuwait
a Sunday night when he         and UIW for the interdis-
took time out from his         ciplinary symposium.
life in Kuwait to talk to           Besides Burr, who
the University of the In-      chaired the symposium,
carnate Word through a         others present included
video conference.              Dr. Louis J. Agnese Jr.,
      For the UIW folks        UIW president, and re-                        �
on the other end listen-                                    Dr. Pat Burr, standing, moderates the Fulbright Symposium video conference hookup with Kuwait.
                               tired Ambassador James
ing, it was 9 a.m. Friday,                                  Affairs Tanya Anderson             “I support the chil-   bright Programs in the         people in Kuwait, what
                               Creagan, holder of the
Nov. 17, in UIW’s Video                                     and Dr. Abigail Gray, a       dren of Kuwait going to     Middle East, LeBaron said,     are their feelings with
                               Amy Lee Freeman Chair;
Conferencing Laboratory                                     former San Antonio resi-      the United States for the   “We are seeing a positive      Iraq at this time?”
                               Adela Gott, a multimedia
at J.E. and L.E. Mabee Li-                                  dent. LeBaron also has        cultural experience in      shift in Kuwait. Since 1941,          LeBaron replied,
                               specialist for UIW, main-
brary as part of a Fulbright                                local ties. He attended St.   their studies,” LeBaron     the U.S. has had 40 scholars   “Kuwait is worried about
                               tained the technical link
Scholar Symposium.                                          Anthony’s Catholic High       said. However, he said      come to Kuwait. Kuwait is      the attacks that may come
                               between the two locations
      Dr. Patricia LeMay                                    School and for a year St.     he doesn’t “see a lot of    a very active user in the      from Iraq. They want the
                               during the symposium.
Burr, a Fulbright Scholar                                   Mary’s University.            coordination between        U.S. International Program.    U.S. to stay involved
                                   Besides LeBaron, oth-
who serves as distin-                                            LeBaron’s presenta-      the places. I see more      It is viewed as a very valu-   with Iraq and stabilize it.
                               ers addressing the sympo-
guished chair of inter-                                     tion focused on the value     competition than I do       able program to have.”         Kuwait sees an economic
                               sium from Kuwait was
national business in the                                    of international exchange     cooperation.”                    Agnese asked LeBaron      gateway in Iraq.”
                               U.S. Counselor of Public
                                                            studies.                            As for various Ful-   this question: “With your

UIW friend remembered
By Becca Ohnemus                   After brief introduc-    piano. Cabello-Valdez
LOGOS STAFF WRITER             tion, four students from     was joined for her fina-
    An evening of clas-        the Alamo Heights Sin-       le by her professor and
sical music in remem-          fonietta began the night     mentor, Dr. Kasandra
brance of Kathleen             with selected pieces by      Keeling, an associate
Watson for whom some           Mouret and Handel.           professor of piano at
Incarnate Word admin-          They were followed           the University of Texas
istration facilities are       by Joy and Will Farber       at San Antonio.
named was held Friday,         on the oboe and guitar           Between sets, the up-
Nov. 10, at San Antonio        playing everything from      coming musicians were
Country Club.                  modern Stephen Foster        introduced with small
   Members of Watson’s         to renditions of Mozart’s    memorials of Watson’s
parish, St. Peter Prince       Twinkle Twinkle and pi-      life and dedication to
of the Apostles, gathered      anist Jack Boone, a stu-     her parish.                                                                  Becca Ohnemus/Logos staff
to celebrate the life she      dent at Central Catholic          After intermission,      Pianist Nicole Cabello-Valadez performs at a memorial for Kathleen Watson.
had shared with them,          High School, playing         stories were recalled
with proceeds from the         Liszt and Ginastera.         b y Wa t s o n ’s c l o s e   touching stories and        lo-Valadez playing “Ave        way and Burr bearing
recital benefiting St. Pe-          These talented young     friend Betsy Gwin who         humorous tales.             Maria,” a final dedication      her name as well as a
ter Prince of the Apostles     musicians were fol-          spoke of Watson’s love           The memorial recital     to Watson.                     lecture hall in the Joyce
Catholic School, which         lowed after intermission     of community, her par-        was closed with a short        Watson is remembered        Building.
is in the Incarnate Word       by featured artist Nicole    ish and the fine arts,        speech by Monsignor         on campus in the enroll-

Filling in missing pieces
family.                        Cabello-Valadez on the       particularly music with       Tom Murphy and Cabel-       ment building at Broad-

  This is the last in a                                     in the UIW library.                                                                      to a botanical garden
series of articles this                                     Since the other two                                                                      to smell and feel the
semester on technology                                      interviewees wished to                                                                   textures of plants or
at UIW and encounters                                       remain anonymous I                                                                       to visit animals to
with information                                            will present snippets of                                                                 feel their fur or skin
technology and pre-                                         the recollections of all                                                                 and their warmth and
computer technologies                                       three simultaneously to                                                                  experience their smell.
in the memories of                                          preserve anonymity. To                                                                   Also classes might use
UIW employees, in                                           wit…                                                                                     a felt board onto which
celebration of UIW’s                                             In earlier years at                                                                 pieces of colored pa-
125th anniversary this                                      UIW, transcripts were                                                                    pers with sandpaper
year.                                                       handwritten (good                                                                        on the back (so they
   Some years back was                                      handwriting was im-                                                                      would stick) were used
                                  Phil Youngblood                                                                                                    to teach concepts. And
conducting research on                                      portant for centuries
the history of naval                                        before typed print pre-                                                                  of course there were
aviation (which I may          early 1920s. But before      dominated) and they           visiting classes and        needed to bring students       flip charts with maps
yet finish since the           I have to revert to other    were authenticated by         explaining features of      “from where they are to        and such.
centennial year is not         sources I will share what    using a seal to stamp         their culture, and the      where you want them to             That’s all the room
until 2011) when I real-       I learned from a few in-     them. Before word             fire marshal explaining      be” (though I wonder           I have this time and the
ized I was running out         terviews with persons        processing and presen-        how fire extinguishers       if we simply haven’t           semester is drawing to
of personal witnesses          who have known UIW           tation software, class        worked. Students might      changed these situations       a close. In 1998 I wrote
and would soon need            for decades and have         lessons were typed and        learn about the names of    for others by observing        an article looking back
to rely on relatives,          experienced changes in       might be transferred          objects and their rela-     the world from the ste-        on the Y2K situation
written testimony, and         technologies in decades      to transparencies to          tionships from models       rility of a television or a    from the perspective
other sources to fill in        before.                      be shown on overhead          of rooms or stores. Since   computer).                     of someone in the year
the earlier years.                  One interview was       projectors. Even before       extensive travel was less        One theme I discov-       2020. Next semester I
    Since there are no         of an alumnus from the       overhead projectors           common than today and       ered from all three inter-     think I will try some-
145-year-old UIW               Class of 1949 and two        there were “lantern           television did not expose   views was the ingenuity        thing similar and share
alumni I know of who           were of Incarnate Word       slides” (I was shown          people to the world as it   to which educators went        my “recollections” of
can tell me about their        Sisters, one of whom         some when I talked            does today, some earlier    to teach before there were     UIW technology dur-
experiences when               was Sister Mathilda          with Sister Fagan) and        UIW students from the       computers, software and        ing the first 20 years of
UIW was founded, I             Fagan, who graciously        stereoscopes. Black-          country might never         computer networks.             this century. If anyone
would have to use the          interrupted her work         boards and chalk pre-         have seen an orchestra      Sister Fagan remembers         out there can contribute
same techniques to fill         on a manual typewriter       ceded whiteboards and         or its instruments and      using trays of fine sand in     ideas along these lines,
in the earlier years of        in the Heritage Room         non-permanent mark-           students from the city      a tray to trace letters and    please let me know!
technology at UIW. In          of the UIW Archives          ers. Before the Internet,     might never have seen       then to shake the tray to
part I have resorted to        to talk with me about        classes might be shown        a sheep or fully real-      erase student work (kind        E-mail Youngblood,
this in my last article        recollections of her         filmstrips of current         ize milk does not come      of like an early etch-a-       head of the Com-
when I shared my find-          childhood, her 25 years      events or have visitors       from a bottle but from      sketch), and students          puter Information
ings from examining            as an elementary school-     – Sister Fagan remem-         the udder of a large,       with low vision being          Systems program, at
yearbooks back to the          teacher, and her 23 years    bers Native Americans         hairy animal, so teachers   taught by taking them

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