VOL. 111, NO. 1
Football preview and
Pages 9 and 10
Pages 12 and 13 SGA president
STAND adopts village in
Map of campus Page 7
Africa, helps build school
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Hortencia’s Café expands, Burke-O’Mahoney drops
Student-run credit union to take up space of community room
By Justin Ryan Gomez for distribution to the University challenges and thus change,” installed in the new snack bar the old community room will
LOGOS STAFF WRITER
of the Incarnate Word commu- Jurenovich wrote. seating area, creating a ‘cyber be for the credit union venture
The Burke-O’Mahoney Com- nity, Dr. David M. Jurenovich, The Hortencia expansion café’ for students and staff alike led by Dr. Shawn Daly, dean of
munity Room, where faculty, vice president of enrollment “will allow for additional seating to enjoy.” the H-E-B School of Business
staff and housekeepers hung and student services, said the for those patrons of the snack Facilities Manager Steve and Administration, and the
out, is no more to make way renovations were necessary to bar (students, faculty, staff and Heying estimated “40-50 new Business Club, to blend service
for an expanded and improved accommodate “diverse needs.” guests),” he said. “The second seats will be created with the learning and academics.
Hortencia’s Café and a student- “As we are all aware, the uni- change will be the renovation expansion,” which will nearly Jurenovich said the university
run credit union. versity continues to experience of the hallway that will include double the seating capacity of is partnering with United SA
In a statement released to unparalleled growth, and with the installation of countertops Hortencia’s.
the Office of Public Relations Cont. on pg. 2
this success certainly comes and technology ports, also to be The remaining space from -Burke-O'Mahoney
By Blanca Morales
LOGOS STAFF WRITER
As a part of the 2008 Digital Millennium Copyright
Act, which took effect July 1, all universities and col-
leges nationwide must install software to block illegal
file sharing or create some sort of protocol to prevent
it from occurring.
A pervasive problem since the birth of the Internet
almost 20 years ago, illegal downloading provides ways
for entertainment aficionados to avoid paying for their
favorite artists’ work, a form of intellectual property
The ethical and economical impacts of illegal down-
loading – covering everything from music, to movies, to
video games — aside, the disciplinary consequences of
illegal downloading propose a constant bout of work
for the University of the Incarnate Word’s judiciary
department. Illegal downloads are definitely on the rise, GAYLE BUSTAMANTE/LOGOS STAFF
a fault mostly perpetuated by UIW residents. Dr. Lou J. Agnese Jr., president, and his wife, Mickey, welcome participants at a taco breakfast following the Aug. 5 Mass celebrating his 25th year at UIW.
Agnese celebrates 25 years
Melissa Sayre, judicial educator for Campus Life,
has a lot of experience dealing with the accused.
“From the incidents I have adjudicated, illegal
downloading by our students usually comes in the form
of the use of peer-to-peer file sharing software, such as By Gayle Bustamante to have Agnese serve the community Following the blessing, Agnese
LimeWire or BitTorrent, to download or upload copy- LOGOS STAFF WRITER
with such commitment and loyalty, thanked the women in his life,
righted movies, music or videogames without paying a The University of the Incarnate before he asked the Agnese family to from his mother to the sisters at St.
fee,” Sayre said. Word community filled Our Lady’s come forward for a blessing. Joseph’s to his wife, Mickey. He
“This is due to the fact that UIW resident students Chapel Thursday, Aug. 5, for a spe- The audience, made up primarily described moments from his child-
utilize a different network for Internet access when in cial Mass to celebrate the beginning of faculty and staff as well as alumni, hood, leading up to his role at the
the residence halls,” Sayre said. “This network allows of Dr. Lou J. Agnese Jr.’s 25th year board members, sisters of the found- university. He brought laughter to
users more freedom than the more restricted network as president. ing order and other well-wishers, the chapel as he recalled seeing fac-
used in the academic areas of campus.” In his homily, the Rev. Tom stretched their hands toward the ulty bucketing water from a flooded
UIW students are caught uploading or download- Dymowski, the campus chaplain, Agnese family for the blessing. building after a torrential rain.
emphasized how blessed UIW was
Cont. on pg. 2 Cont. on pg. 2
-Illegal downloading -Agnese celebrates
Football gets larger stadium
More than 6,000 witnessed the first-ever University tion over the summer – will open to another anticipated
GAYLE BUSTAMANTE/LOGOS STAFF
Abilene Christian, Angelo State , Eastern New Mexico,
of the Incarnate Word football game nearly a year ago large crowd Aug. 28 when the Cardinals play Langston Midwestern State, Tarleton, Texas A&M Kingsville,
in a 3,000-seat stadium. Now they’ll have a place to sit University at home. and West Texas A&M
down. This season, UIW joins the Lone Star Conference “To even compete in the conference, we’re going to
The 6,000-seat Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium in the South Division where the Cardinals will compete have to play excellent,” Coach Mike Santiago said.
-- thanks to a 3,000-seat addition winding up construc- with five of the top 25 schools in the country, including
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Phonathon seeks volunteers
Community service hours, food, possible pay await participants
By Crystal Campos needed, and the event provides students the opportunity
UIW Office of Public Relations
to network with alumni and gain valuable experience.
The University of the Incarnate Word is offering on-
“Phonathon allows you to improve your customer
campus community service hours for student volunteers
service skills,” Nadaski said. “It helps you learn how to
for Phonathon, the university’s annual fundraiser, from
deal with people.”
Sept. 11 to Sept. 15.
Participants are provided with a script. Those who
Students with previous experience or who are will-
secure the most pledges also earn bonuses.
ing to undergo training can potentially be hired as a
“This year, our incentives include gift cards to H-E-B,
student employee and get paid $7.75 while chatting with
Osaka Japanese Steak and Sushi restaurant, Subway,
alumni, said Phonathon coordinator Patrick Greener
Habanero’s Grill, the UIW bookstore, James Avery,
of the development office.
and Academy Sports and Outdoors,” Greener said.
The phone calls are easy to make, and food will be
“Spurs tickets are also available.”
provided, he said.
Although faculty and staff assist with placing calls
For more than 20 years, students have benefited Participants in last year's Phonathon make and field calls to raise UIW funds.
during the event, most calls are made by student vol-
from alumni donations during Phonathon. Pledges
tional student and second-year student caller. Older unteers.
help fund student scholarships, technology upgrades
alumni are already prepared to give, but a call from a “I need 75 student callers to help make calls this fall,”
and campus activities.
current student makes the donation more meaningful. Greener said.
Students also have the opportunity to update alumni
on new programs and the wonderful things taking place For five days, student callers call alumni from a call FYI
For more information about participating in Phonathon, e-mail
at UIW, Greener said. center set up in Dr. Burton E. Grossman International coordinator Patrick Greener at email@example.com or call him at
“Both young and old alumni like to hear about new Conference Center. Students update UIW graduates (210) 805-5832.
additions to UIW,” said Jovana Nadaski, an interna- on the latest campus news and events. No experience is
Holy Spirit Mass seeks blessings for new year
By Blanca Morales tors, staff and family members’ participa- “These institutions would celebrate [the and searching for truth.
LOGOS STAFF WRITER tion” as the UIW community invokes the Mass of the Holy Spirit] at the start of a “We could say we are an educational,
Set your calendars -- the traditional Holy Spirit of God to bless UIW in the new school year. Following this tradition ecclesial community in progress,” Maher
Mass of the Holy Spirit marking the coming year. Think of this celebration we call on God’s Spirit for inspiration said. “We are a community that works
beginning of a new academic year will as the official welcome to UIW's newest as we begin a new academic year. This on our relationships with each other and
be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, at the students, staff and their families. celebration gathers the entire university the larger community and we serve each
Chapel of the Incarnate Word. “The Mass of the Holy Spirit is community together to recommit our- other through our relationships. Thus,
A longstanding tradition at the Uni- part of a long tradition dating from the selves to UIW’s mission, to renew friend- we are invited to participate actively in
versity of the Incarnate Word, this Mass founding of European universities in the ships, and to welcome new members." the life of the university and generate
is held the Sunday after classes begin “to Middle Ages,” said Sister Walter Maher, UIW’s mission statement includes new life.”
encourage students, faculty, administra- vice president for Mission and Ministry. honoring faith, striving for education,
Burke-O'Mahoney Illegal downloading
from pg. 1 from pg. 1
Federal Credit Union “in The recent expansion of think Hortencia’s needed
bringing to the campus Hortencia’s “is necessary to expansion. ing copyrighted materials by outside Carl Haywood, UIW’s interim chief
a full service/student-run efficiently serve the entire “It wasn’t needed as it companies, all of whom are contracted by information officer, explained the impli-
banking operation. Un- Incarnate Word commu- was never full,” Hooper the original copyright holders, to monitor cations in a statement.
der the supervision and nity,” said Veronica Flores, said. “The dining area the exchanges of their material and to “Illegal downloading and file sharing
direction of the United SA a senior communication didn’t need to be expand- spot cases of infringement. The univer- activities maliciously expose the Univer-
Federal Credit Union the arts major. \“UIW has ed.” sity is then notified of the allegations via sity’s network, computing systems and
student-run banking op- seen a significant growth Caroline Garcia, a e-mail, from the copyright holder straight personal computers to destructive com-
eration will offer personal in the past couple of years. junior fashion design/mer- to UIW’s chief information officer, while puter malware such as viruses, spyware,
checking, savings-and- In past years, crowding chandising student, said a copy is sent to the student stating the Trojan horses, keystroke loggers, and
loan services (personal, in the small space was a she had mixed feelings. student must cease all transmissions of denial of service attacks,” Haywood said.
auto and mortgage) for big problem. In between “I think it wasn't ex- the copyrighted material or further legal “Illegal downloading activity significantly
university students, faculty classes and during lunch tremely necessary because action will be taken against them. Here increases the risk of exposure to personal
and staff. We are indeed hours, it was especially I think they could have the school decides to take action against identity theft and irreparable or costly
excited about this new difficult to find a seat.” found a more useful way the accused individual. damage to both university and personally
learning and service ini- “Hortencia’s needed to spend the money on The popularity of illegal downloading owned computing devices.”
tiative.” the expansion,” said senior campus,” Garcia said. “I cannot be pinpointed to one clear reason, So remember — always think twice
Some welcome the Erin Nichols, also a com- am not against the idea. I but it has a lot to do with the relative ease before you choose to download that
changes to Hortencia’s munication arts major. “It think the space will be nice of using peer-to-peer file sharing soft- complete Incubus discography or “Iron
but lament the loss of often felt crowded and I because now people will ware. What many students don’t often Man 2” before it even hits the shelves at
Burke-O’Mahoney where think that detracted some not be obligated to just go realize are the hidden and often costly Best Buy. Because you never know who’s
monthly employee birth- business.” for fast food, or only have consequences of their actions. watching you.
day parties were held and However, Derek the cafeteria in Marian
other community meet- Hooper, a senior politi- Hall as an option to sit in
ings. Others are not. cal science major, doesn’t and eat lunch.
from pg. 1
Agnese said he was particularly thank- Higher Education.
ful that UIW was named recently one of “We may not all get paid the same,
the best colleges in the nation to work for, but we are equally important,”Agnese
according to an annual survey of more said. “The University of the Incarnate
than 42,000 employees at 277 colleges Word truly makes a difference in people’s
and universities by The Chronicle of lives.”
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Showcase spotlights seasonal weddings
By Blanca Morales did themselves, as their winter
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wonderland garnered the atten-
As we all know, life as a full-
tion of various photographers,
time college student is incred-
all entranced by the icy sheen of
ibly painstaking and demand-
the décor and samples of fresh
ing. In fact, few eras of one’s life
are as stressful as the time we’re
Amy Woodall, representa-
spending right now at UIW.
tive for Creations Cake Shop,
But your wedding–that’s right,
stood by as the public tried her
your wedding—will always take
vanilla tiered cake, decorated
with glittering silver snowflakes.
Dauntingly frightening for
Woodall, who’s currently plan-
some and an idealistic thrill for
ning her own wedding, kept
others, weddings are nothing to
making mental notes of her sur-
be taken lightly. From the bride’s
dress and flower arrangements,
“My wedding is still a few
to the guests and music, to the
months away,” she said. “We’re
church and the honeymoon, no
planning the ceremony for late
detail is overlooked.
2011, so looking at the autumn
For today’s brides-to-be, there
exposition is giving me a lot of
are many sources of inspiration.
ideas for our party.”
Wedding blogs, nuptial-themed
“The food, musicians, and
reality shows, and a wealth of
décor have been very inspir-
wedding-related magazines are Blanca Morales/LOGOS STAFF
ing,” said Madrigal. “And they
more than enough to keep the One of the many place settings on display Sunday, July 11, in Rosenburg Sky Room at McCombs Center for a special 'Four Seasons' showcase.
couldn’t have picked a better
creativity flowing. Another way china, contrasted against sky sandwiches and complimentary cumber salmon tarts with tangy
place for this exposition. The
to keep ideas coming is by visit- blue accents and a chocolate champagne lining the tables. dill were fluttering into people’s view of San Antonio’s sky line is
ing a wedding exposition, such brown tablecloth. A four tiered Dawn Dawes of The RK hands like falling tree leaves. absolutely beautiful.”
as the showcase our Rosenberg plate topped with fresh pastel Group and her partner Luis A young bride-to-be, Rosette
Sky Room hosted July 11. blooms showed off platters Velasquez were attentive to Madrigal, and her fiancée were
The “Four Seasons of Wed- of cherry tarts and miniature the questions of passerby. “We impressed. “We’re getting mar-
ding Showcase”, in conjunction lemon meringues. To the side, a do most of our catering for ried in Italy this coming March,”
with Holtz Entertainment and buffet table flanked by attentive weddings,” said Dawes. “But said Madrigal with a grin. “But
San Antonio Weddings Maga- caterers, courtesy of Absolutely we don’t limit ourselves to just our reception will be here in San
zine, presented a unique answer Delicious, showed off squares that. Often we’ll have up to 1,000 Antonio a few days later. We’re
to most typical wedding shows. of Italian risotto and strips of people in attendance at our sampling all the hors d’oeuvres
Split amongst four of San An- steak. parties, but sometimes we’ll do and taking notes on the individ-
tonio’s top design teams, the Across the room, past Jose private get-togethers. Some are ual caterers because we’re trying
four seasons were delightfully Irizarry’s tinkling guitar from as small as two people.” to figure out what kind of food
displayed against the backdrop Allegretto Music, summer- In the corner farthest from we’d like at our party. So far, we
of the San Antonio skyline, each time was in full force. The RK spring, the sensual atmosphere like a little bit of everything.”
set with delectable food and im- Group provided food and bev- of autumn was hard to miss. Last but certainly not least,
peccable décor. Sans entry fee, erage alongside A Touch of Rich red curtains, plush violet the fourth segment of the room
the expo was completely open Elegance’s lighting, drapery, tableware and oriental-style ac- glittered in an array of crystal
to the San Antonio public. and design. Fresh summertime cessories encased this segment chandeliers, ice-blue and white
In one corner, Pizzini Designs flowers and crisp white linens of the Sky Room, courtesy of A flowers, and glimmering silver
took charge; the season of spring kept the atmosphere refreshed, Grand Occasion. True Flavors’ votives. Bisli Event Services and Blanca Morales/LOGOS STAFF
flourished aboard several din- as well as the watercress tea food reflected the season—cu- Sodexho Catering certainly out- The scenic view from the Rosenburg Sky
Room on the fifth floor of McCombs Center.
ing tables with taupe porcelain
Top teachers earn recognition
Two associate professors who joined University of Kentucky at Lexington.
the University of the Incarnate Word Faculty members annually elect
faculty in the 21st century walked away the Moody Professorship, the highest
with major teaching honors just before faculty honor the university bestows. It
school ended last spring. reflects the level of scholarship, teaching
Dr. Paul Lewis, who teaches excellence and community service
philosophy, leads faculty workshops on achieved by the recipient, in this case,
ethics and advises the award-winning Campos, who holds a Ph.D. from the
Ethics Debate team, received the University of Texas-Austin specialized
Presidential Teaching Award which in learning disabilities and behavior
includes a $5,000 stipend. Dr. David disorders.
Campos, who is with the Dreeben Campos’ Moody lectures will focus
School of Education, was named Moody on a book he’s just written titled, "Jump
Professor, which means he’ll carry the Start Health: Practical Ideas to Promote
academic mace at commencement, be Wellness in Your Learning Community.”
the December commencement speaker Campos came to UIW in 2003 from
and deliver public lectures at UIW and Roosevelt University in Chicago where
Our Lady of the Lake University. he was a tenured associate professor
“I try to meet students in the and an assistant dean. “I left Chicago
neighborhood of their own interests,” to return to San Antonio to be closer
Lewis told The Word, the alumni to my father (Agapito D. Campos) who
magazine for UIW, in an interview after had been diagnosed with a terminal lung
receiving the teaching award which disease. He passed away in December
goes to a full-time faculty member who 2008.”
exemplifies “excellence in teaching that As for being named Moody Professor,
leads to student engagement. “It’s a Campos said he was “flattered. There Dr. David Campos, the new Moody Professor, gets a hug from a well-wisher.
great pleasure to have that relationship are so many outstanding professors on
to students.” this campus that I wasn't expecting the
Dr. Paul Lewis, left, receives the Presidential Teaching Lewis holds a bachelor’s degree nomination, much less to be honored
Award plaque from Dr. Lou J. Agnese Jr. , UIW president. from the University of New Mexico at this way.”
Albuquerque and a doctorate from the
Auditions scheduled for fall productions
By Joe Concepcion be presenting two shows, “Tales from Terrific Twain,” Sept. 10-12, and “Golden Age
LOGOS STAFF WRITER of Radio,” April 29-May 1.
Auditions are scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 25, in Elizabeth Huth Coates Since 1997, 100 percent of the profits from Extended Run Players productions
Theatre for three plays the Department of Theatre Arts will produce this fall as part has been donated to an endowed scholarship for theatre arts majors. In return,
of its 2010-2011 season. Theatre Arts supports the group with funding, facilities and faculty/student staff
A sign-up sheet will be placed outside the door of the “greenroom” on the first floor for its on-campus productions.
of the Halligan-Ibbs Theatre (the HIT) Building – named after the late Maureen “Tales from Terrific Twain” is being done to mark the writer’s centennial.
Halligan and Ronald Ibbs -- to audition for Eugène Ionesco’s “The Bald Soprano,” “(Twain) was known for his wit and clever sayings,” said Sister Germaine Corbin,
“Play” by Samuel Beckett and “Jack and the Beanstalk.” artistic director for the Players. “We will be taking some of these sayings and opening
Callbacks – if necessary – will be Thursday, Aug. 26, and Friday, Aug. 27. the show with them.”
Dr. Robert Ball, chair of the department, will direct “Play” and “The Bald So- As for the Golden Age show, Corbin said, “the sound effects of early radio have
prano” which will be presented in a double-feature format Oct. 1-3 and 7-9 in Cheever always been interesting to the audience. People have wondered how they were
Downstage II. UIW alum Mark Stringham, an assistant professor, will direct “Jack established. For example, horse-hooves trampling. This show presents that to the
and the Beanstalk,” which will run Nov. 12-13 and 20, in Coates Theatre. audience.”
“Play” presents three characters conveying their own interpretations of a love University of the Incarnate Word students, staff and
triangle that once happened between them. “The Bald Soprano,” the first play by faculty receive a complimentary ticket with a valid
the Romanian playwright, conveys the ineffectiveness of meaningful communica- UIW ID at the box office and may purchase a second
tion in modern-day society. Both plays have been recognized as classic works in the ticket at a discounted rate of $8.
Theatre of the Absurd genre. Otherwise, admission is $10 for adults, $9 for
The department will come back in the spring with two shows. Yasmina Reza’s seniors and $8 for non-UIW students with ID. A
“Life X 3” is a comedy which examines life itself and the unpredictable events that group rate is available for parties of 10 or more.
come along with it. The show runs Feb. 11-13 and 17-19. “The Mysteries,” the second For more information about the plays, tickets or
reservations, call the box office at (210) 829-3800 or
spring show, is set April 8-10 and 15-17.
As done every year the Extended Run Players, a readers-theatre style group, will
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SGA leaders adopt goals for new year
The Executive Council for the President: Stephen Lucke, a sopho- on campus enjoyable for students and increase student involvement through
Student Government Association at more biochemistry major from San administration. I would like to build my campus events and SGA itself. This
the University of the Incarnate Word Antonio. GOAL: “My goal for 2010 is to leadership skills jointly with my fellow would help us get more student involve-
includes eight officers for the 2009-10 continually grow as a person, and enjoy SGA officers and have the best year ment by enhancing school spirit and
academic year. every blessed moment of life, no matter possible.” interacting with SGA. This would give
The officers were installed at the an- what the circumstances.” Treasurer: Yasmin Valencia, a junior students the chance to be more active
nual spring banquet co-sponsored by the Vice President: Jaquelene Cortez, a nursing major from Whittier, Calif. within their community and would boost
SGA and Campus Activities Board. sophomore biology (pre-medicine) ma- GOAL: “My biggest goal for the year their self-esteem to meet new people.”
The officers, who receive stipends jor from Lake Jackson, Texas. GOAL: is to improve student involvement, by Senate Liaison: Erica Encina, a soph-
for their work, are advised by Dr. Angela “I hope to maintatin the structure and beginning new traditions and increasing omore chemistry (pre-pharmacy) major
McPherson “Dr. Mac” Williams, direc- effectiveness of meetings. I intend on UIW school spirit. I believe that through from San Antonio. GOAL: “This year I
tor of the Student Center & Leadership accomplishing this goal by relying on the collaboration of UIW organizations, plan to improve student involvement on
Activities. my previous experience as an officer. It we can all boost student involvement to campus primarily with freshmen, grow
The students have several goals, is also my goal to improve our charitable a greater level.” steadily as a student with academic suc-
Williams said. As for hers, “I want to efforts on campus. I believe this can be Parliamentarian: Leah Smith, a cess, and enjoy college life with friends
nurture well-rounded students who excel accomplished by working in the trenches sophomore political science major from and family.”
academically, are culturally sensitive, in to inspire the students to support local San Antonio. GOAL: “I really hope to House Liaison: Matt Gunst, a sopho-
tune spiritually to their higher power, community initiatives.” get a 4.0.” more biology (pre-medicine) major from
socially responsible, and respectful of Secretary: Gloria Park, a sophomore Student Concerns/Public Relations San Antonio. , GOAL: “I really hope to
the environment. Through my example, economics/finance major from San An- Representative: Melisa Martinez, a help run a tight ship with SGA and in-
I hope they choose ‘God’ first, ‘others’ tonio. GOAL: “Less stress and more junior marketding/Hispanic market- crease student turnout at campus events.
second, and ‘self’ last. productivity. I hope to help in whatever ing major from Guanajuato, Mexico. I also hope to instill the value of service
SGA officers include: way I can to make events and activities GOAL: “My goals for the year are to into students by the events we do.”
Stephen Lucke Jaquelene Cortez Gloria Park Yasmin Valencia Leah Smith Melisa Martinez Erica Encina Matt Gunst
CAB officers for 2010-2011
Caroline Garcia Lyndsey Reyna Suzy Hines Cody Hoover Victoria Enriquez Michael Mejia
The Campus Activities Board, which plans several more communication arts major from Corpus Christi. I will do my best to make sure that traditions are of the
special events during the academic year, has new of- GOAL: As a new year approaches, I have many aspira- students and not simply something administration has
ficers. tions for Campus Activities Board. With fresh faces on created. This is vital for the student body to truly grasp
The officers, who receive a stipend for their services, the team, I hope to help bring our organization to a new and accept tradition and for spirit and tradition here at
include: level on our campus. We have brand-new and innovative Incarnate Word to reach its true intended potential. The
President: Caroline B. Garcia, a junior fashion de- events that I anticipate will bring success. Through our goal which I look forward to reaching most is attaining
sign/merchandising major from San Antonio. GOAL: new approaches to advertising and exposure, I know some kind of prestige or atmosphere for the University
As president of the Campus Activities Board, my goal that CAB will make events and the organization as a and its students. I want students to be proud of their
is to coordinate and oversee the overall direction of whole, memorable and successful this year. school and to leave a lasting mark on it as well, and I
CAB in a manner that will enhance the liveliness of Director of Communication: Suzy Hines, a sopho- believe that is best facilitated through tradition.
the University and ensure a memorable college experi- more biology-premedicine major from San Antonio, Director of Entertainment: Victoria Enriquez, a
ence for students. Throughout the year, I hope to use Texas. GOAL: My goal is to get a large turnout of com- sophomore accounting major from El Paso. GOAL:
my knowledge and talents to the best of my ability to muters and international students at all of our events, My goals for the year: (1) Be able to fulfill my duties
guarantee that new traditions and standards will be as well as an even larger turnout of students that live to the best ability that I can and (2) Spread the word
placed for our organization, and for the university as on campus, too. A priority of mine will be to have lots about CAB and make this the most successful year yet
a whole. I want students to recognize the mission of of eye-catching and interesting advertising that encour- but also having fun doing so.
the University and see that it is able to be incorporated ages attendance to our events. Another goal is to make Director of External Affairs: Michael Mejia, a ju-
in many ways throughout life, including events that our events as successful as possible. nior communication arts major from Mercedes, Texas.
they can attend and enjoy. It is important to always Director of Spirit & Traditions: Cody Hoover, a GOAL: I am extremely excited about being a part of
remember that an experience is what you make of it graduate student seeking his master’s in business admin- the Campus Activities Board this coming year. The
and a memory is created through those experiences. istration, from Midland, Texas. GOAL: My primary vision is simple; I plan to take CAB to a higher level
I want to help create lasting memories for students to goal is to follow up on the great year which the Univer- than ever before. I feel our team is strong enough this
always remember the University of the Incarnate Word. sity, alumni and athletics had last year with yet another year to bring all students together, regardless if they
I will do my best to make sure that every member on tremendous and milestone year. To do this, tradition are a commuter or resident. With new events and the
the Campus Activities Board will give their complete on campus must continue to grow larger and start to start of long traditions, CAB will create more than just
effort in all that we do so we may bring out the greatest become a part of the student body and university as a a memory to every student on campus.
potential of the university. whole. I will strive towards ensuring past traditions are
Campus doctor helps ailing students
Vice President: Lyndsey Ranette Reyna, a sopho- protected as well as new ones created. Most importantly
By Laura Ellis a contributing writer for the San town. well as students enrolled in the
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Students at the University
Antonio Express-News and a
former Logos co-editor.
FYI CentroMed opened a new
71,000-square-foot facility in
High School Boarding Pro-
gram at Incarnate Word and St.
Dr. Norma Parra is contracted by
of the Incarnate Word may not “It affected us in many dif- University Health Service to conduct
June that offers a myriad of Anthony’s.
realize the university has a doc- ferent ways,” Parra said. “My clinics 3-5 p.m. Mondays and 8:30- resources for patients, such as The director, Marveen Ma-
tor who visits campus twice a dad had medical insurance, so I 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays in the University a fitness center, medical office, hon, and assistant director, Da-
Health Center on campus.
week. cannot imagine what that chal- When Parra is not on campus, she is
dialysis facility and a ballroom. vid Allwein, of Health Services
Dr. Norma Parra, a native lenge would have been without available for consultation and is on call After earning a bachelor’s work with Parra. They make
of Corpus Christi, Texas, is it. Those tragedies are 10-times 24 hours a day. degree at Yale University, Parra sure to continue communication
a family practice doctor who greater for those without re- attended Texas Tech University with patients that the doctor
dedicates her time to working sources.” nio. The facilities are spread Health Sciences Center School sees during her clinic times on
with uninsured patients. Parra is now the medical throughout the south side of of Medicine in Lubbock for campus. They help to get pre-
She began this work because director of CentroMed, a col- San Antonio, as well as New medical school. She then did her scriptions filled and make sure
she realized the need for it when laboration of medical clinics Braunfels. residency and internship at Uni- needed lab work is done.
her father was diagnosed with throughout San Antonio that These facilities accommodate versity of Texas Health Science Parra takes care of many UIW
pancreatic cancer. He died two offer medical, dental, behavioral uninsured and insured patients Center in San Antonio. students at the CentroMed clin-
years later. health and nutritional services. alike. For example, they serve Parra has been working ics. She provides them with af-
“His was the only income we CentroMed is a non-profit those who are HIV positive, with the UIW Health Services fordable or free health care and
had coming in,” Parra said when organization that serves nearly as well as the homeless at the the past 19 years. She serves all prescriptions, as well as referrals
interviewed by Jason P. Olivarri, 24,000 patients in San Anto- Haven for Hope shelter down- registered students at UIW, as to specialists if needed.
www.uiw.edu/logos page 5
STAND gives hand to school in Africa
hand with the guys there and was simply amazing. We drove ished building the children ran lage that we are going to adopt
we did a lot of physical tasks. into the jungle and the roads and screamed until they could and cultivate. Afterwards we
Working alongside these guys were becoming really bad. We scream any more. As we got off continued on with the tour and
and learning how to do what eventually came across a crater the van the children kept touch- then we returned to the camp-
By Robert they do every day taught me a of water and found three boys ing us and examining our skin site. We cooked breakfast for
Rodriguez lot about what it means to be a swimming and taking a bath. and caressing our hair like if we them, which was porridge, and
SPECIAL TO THE man and a worker. A lot of these As we left them they chased after were something from another then we gave them clothes we
men were being paid $2 for their us. We arrived in Mede and all planet or even a savior. They had in our van. Afterwards we
EDITOR’S NOTE: Rober t
work. However, their motiva- the natives came out to welcome stared at us with amazement. said our goodbyes and headed
Rodriguez, founding president
of STAND, an acronym for tion in delivering their best was us. The kids who were at the They played with us for hours. back to Gulu to complete our
Students Taking Action Now inspiring. I met and interviewed crater continued running after We were at Amazing Grace Pri- other tasks at hand.
for Darfur at the University of some of them and they told me us and arrived at Mede when mary School which educates the The pinnacle point for me
the Incarnate Word, traveled to their work is for their families. we arrived. There were at least children of Mede. The two di- on this trip was these two ad-
Uganda this summer to search One man, named David, says over 150 huts and a very strong rectors, Pastor Justin and Ben, ventures we took. We built a
for a village that STAND will all he wants is for his children to community could be felt there. sat us down and we talked for at school in Gulu and we found a
adopt. get an education and prosper This village is literally out in least an hour about the school, village to adopt, which is Mede.
While we were in Uganda, the more than he has. David is mar- the middle of nowhere and from their needs and struggles. After- We became very close with the
main two cities that we worked ried and has four children, two what we were told, we were the wards the children performed natives and established won-
in were Kampala (The Capital) of which are in school while the first “white” people they have for us a lavish dance and music derful friendships that will last
and Gulu which is five hours others can’t afford to go. These ever seen. performance which lasted about more than a lifetime. STAND
away from Kampala and is in men were simply inspiring and We left the village and drove an hour and a half. has broke ground in Mede and
Northern Uganda. very skilled at their jobs. We also about two miles into the jungle Afterwards the crew split the process has begun to “Adopt
In Kampala we volunteered moved in the sewing machines and we came across a huge mass up and mingled with the kids Mede” and make very prosper-
and visited with primary and and desks for the students who of land where one unfinished whereas I became very attached ous this coming year. We are
secondary schools. We also vis- will begin classes in August. constructed building stood and with Ben and Pastor Justin. We going to open up a sponsorship
ited churches with orphanages We ventured outside of Gulu a bunch a kids stood waiting. talked for hours about Mede program that will put children
and volunteered there as well. and drove for three hours. The When we arrived, a swarm of and the school. To their surprise from Mede to school along with
While we were in Gulu we land became very primitive and 200-plus kids ran towards us we brought over beans and rice children from Areaga in Gulu.
went to a village called Areaga more and more huts were aris- screaming for joy and were sim- to feed the entire school and we Our goal is to return next sum-
– translated “Area of God” -- ing with every turn and every ply amazed that we were there brought over a portable genera- mer with our funds to construct
and this is where Dr. Sally mile. We were going to spend with them. I stood on top of tor, projector and blanket screen the needs of Mede and give hope
Baynton’s school – Baynton is a the night in a remote village the van and recorded their jolt. and showed the villagers their to those who didn’t have it.
former UIW English professor called Mede and the trip there As the van drew near the unfin- first movie, “The Lion King.”
-- is located. This is where Gulu The night was simply amaz- E-mail Rodriguez at raro-
Hope is at. ing. We fed the kids, showed firstname.lastname@example.org
The village is primitive in its them their first cinema and
state but the people are simply we bonded with them very
beautiful and amazing. While closely. Everyone went to sleep
we were there we mingled with at around 2 a.m. The following
the children who were in school morning I woke up with Sally
and interacted with the natives (Baynton) and we walked with
there. We began construction of Pastor Justin around the prem-
our school and it lasted for about ises of the land. He explained
four days. We as a team, along to us a huge, beautifully crafted
with the workers already there, master plan where they want
began to lay the foundation of to build a vocational school,
our school, add cement and medical clinic orphanage and a
bricks to the walls and paint the secondary school. We stopped
chalkboards black. Everything for a moment and watched the
was all manual labor and when sun rise from the horizon of Rodriguez swings a Mede villager around.
I mean “manual” I mean hard,Some of the young villagers in Mede, a site Robert Rodriguez wants UIW STAND to adopt. Africa. At that moment in my
physical labor. I worked close- heart I knew that this is the vil-
FYI year from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
STAND is an acronym Sept. 1 in Marian ballroom.
for Students Taking Action “We are going to have a
Now for Darfur. The big presentation of Mede
organization’s motto is, and we are going to unveil
“We are ONE PEOPLE, our new shirts along with
ONE TRIBE … We are some new, never-before-
STAND". seen merchandise that will
STAND representatives intrigue most students
who visited Uganda this and people,” said Robert
summer will be unveiling Rodriguez, STAND’s
their project, their trip and founding president.
direction for this coming
OPINION www.uiw.edu/logos Back-to-School 2010
Humor helps teachers, students cope in classrooms
Here’s the boss’ solution: “OK, Maria, throw away all thought that women were evil.”
those files 10 years or older. But don’t forget. First make - If you never knew what Puritanism was, you still
a copy of each one of them!” don’t: “First of all there was a tension in the developing
I have always believed a professor who has no sense area of America. There was the Puritan mission or the
of humor makes his or her job boring and exhausting. Puritan culture which was very religious. God was
By Dr. Tarcísio Beal
As an assignment, sometimes I used to ask students to ineminant [sic] in everything the people of the Puritan
After 40 years of being a part of Incarnate Word, I make comments on the contents of my master lectures. culture undertook. It was a God society, therefore man
still think this is a fun place to learn because students In the fall of 1974, HIST 1321 (The U.S. to 1865) was one is in a state of tension.”
often come with the unexpected which, at times, is quite of the four courses I was teaching. It covered matters - Romanticism is what made you what you are, if
hilarious, if not enlightening. from the pre-Columbian civilizations up to the assas- you didn’t know: “Because of some of our uncultured
A lot of the funny stuff comes out of the semester sination of Abraham Lincoln. Thus we went through ways the Americans finally became known to the world
papers that we, the professors, have to read from top themes such as the Age of Navigation, the Pilgrims, the in later times. Thank heavens for romanticism, because
to bottom in order to grade them and help improve the Salem witchcraft trials, the Enlightenment, slavery, the without it we probably wouldn’t be what we are today,
students’ English-writing skills. American Revolution, the expansion of America beyond Americans.”
In the 1970s, Incarnate Word was still a relatively the Mississippi, and the Jacksonian Age. - Trouble in society started when “Individuals used
small college, with young women making more than 50 Here are some of the students’ comments, all in to fracture and divide the have-nots from the haves or
percent of the student body. Professors and students their original version (presented in quotes), preceded the wealthy.”
spent some weekend hours at one another’s homes and a by my introduction: - If you didn’t know, “Culture is one of the main
true sense of camaraderie brought them together. This - Who said that competition is not the American characteristics of American society.”
was often reflected in articles written by the students in way? “Competitiveness is the worst of our evils. Every- - Not all slaves came from Africa nor were they all
The Logos. One Saturday, a group of female students thing is so competitive. I have to compete even for the black: “Greeks and Romans slaves was white.”
organized a contest to discover which member of the clothes I wear. Usually I have to race my sister to the - Woman, you have come a long way, baby! Here is
male faculty and administration had the most handsome closet hoping she doesn’t want to wear what I’m plan- how: “Clergymen said women were inferior. They said
pair of legs. The dean of students was one of the partici- ning to wear. But I wonder what the country would be women were good only for ‘having children and cooling
pants, as was this writer. We paraded behind a curtain like without these two things. But I must admit that I’m folks.’ By this time, women developed delicacies, for
that sectioned the old Cabaret room (northwestern getting tired of it.” example, drinking tea, needlepoint, and fainting spells.
corner of the Administration Building ground floor), - Teachers watch out, the truth can be un-American: These delicacies brought the attention of scholars who
showing only our legs from just above the knees, while “I most definitely agree with the American feeling of dis- decided women needed education. Hence, women were
the female students took a vote. You can make your trust. Like how do I know you weren’t making this stuff educated -- it was the beginning of many of the results
guess as to who won first prize. sound worse than it is and knowing that someone like we have today.”
Now, I have always believed teachers must turn the me would agree and try to start changing everything?” - The latest definition of the American govern-
classroom into an exciting and attractive environment - Do you want to know about prejudice? Here’s ment: “Government is considered to be the National
where a relaxed atmosphere is conducive to learning where to go: “The only time that a person has to worry Guard.”
and where the students do not keep looking at their whether he is welcome or not is if he goes to a bar or - To top it all, here is what a student of my World
watches because they can’t wait for the class to end. Life restaurant. This is when prejudice takes over.” History class wrote in a paper which dealt with the
and learning without a dosage of good humor become - Here’s the reason for and the secret of American historical character of Jesus of Nazareth: “Pontius Pilate
boring. At the same time, the kind of black humor that success: “Economic growth, all aristocracy, and young was the Procreator of Judea.”
carries sexual, ethnic or nationalistic connotations has democracy make the U.S. a more perfect union.” Wow! Did his wife know about it? Now, this a
no place in a classroom nor anywhere else, for that - Shakespeare did not know this. If he did, English whole new ball of wax!
matter. grammar would have had a different fate: “Because we As you may suspect, I have hundreds of these
Well, Aggie jokes are sometimes a barrel of laughs were ignorant to the fact that we was free when we was student “classics” where not only history but also the
without any malice or degrading meaning. Like the born and we are free now.” English language take quite a beating. Therefore, stu-
story of the two Aggies who went bear hunting in - I was glad someone was learning something after dents, if your English is somewhat deficient, start by
their pickup. At the top of a curve on the mountain all: “I really was surprised about that the Africans had making sure you understand your textbook and read not
road there was a sign that read: “Bear left!” “Oh, shucks a culture.” It reminds me of the surprised face of former only for your class assignments, but especially for your
-- said one Aggie to the other -- the bear left! Let’s go President George W. Bush when he was introduced to enlightenment and the refinement of your own writing
back home!” some Brazilians who were descendants of Africans: “I and speaking skills. Do not let modern-day electronic
In my native country of Brazil, the Portuguese, to didn’t know there were blacks in Brazil!” gadgets waste the precious time of your college years.
whom Brazilians owe so much, are the targets of our - Where did racism come from? This student had Besides, the (Learning Assistance Center) is always
jokes, but usually meant in terms of endearment, for the answer: “Racism came into effect later on. It all here with tutors ready and eager to help you along.
Brazilians call the Portuguese “our granddaddies!” started from the Protestant thinking that came here Most of all, never lose your sense of humor.
Many of these jokes portray the Portuguese as just silly. from European culture borrowed from Africa and India,
Here’s one: The secretary came to the boss and asked originally, then passed down.” E-mail Beal, a UIW professor emeritus who tutors in
him what to do with the mountain of files which were - Now you know why they killed witches in Boston: the Learning Assistance Center, at glotri@sbcglobal.
overwhelming the archives, some of them 10 years old. “The Massachusetts area was always subordinate. They net
Getting to the roots of what we think about technology
think about technology. In prior articles technology does not just appear one day “others” as part of their society, suspects
I explained why computer literacy means and society’s response to technology is their motives, or feels pressured to adopt
more than learning what buttons to push varied. For one, technology is created their ideas or technologies, then this can
Youngblood when, that choosing whether we use through the application of science, so have a strong influence on how certain
LOGOS computers is influenced by our attitudes how one views science can influence technology is viewed. So it is no small
WRITER toward technology, and how we use how one views technology. And science wonder that opposing viewpoints may
computer technologies is influenced by in practice is often not pure but can be exist about every aspect of technology.
This semester I am teaching one half our attitudes towards others. influenced by political, economical and Computer literacy means more than
of a Learning Community course set What is technology? [This will be the social drivers, so likewise technology. just what to click when. Our attitude
and we will be co-using a textbook titled first question we will ask our Learning Technology then is less about techni- towards technology and towards each
“Technology & Society.” Community students, so I will see if they cal objects or processes and more about other often dictates whether and how we
The textbook contains articles from read my column!] Technology may be the product of a certain society that can use it. Technology is a powerful force cre-
a variety of sources that argue opposing viewed as technical objects (computers in turn change that society. This rela- ated by societies and in turn a force that
viewpoints for such topics as the benefits are technology), as processes that create tionship makes technology a source of can change them. I am writing a series on
of technology on society, connecting technical objects (technology creates power whose production, distribution “computer literacy” I hope you will find
people with technology, the role of ro- computer chips), and as what people and applications can be controlled and interesting and useful. I invite feedback
bots, using technology in education, the know and do with technical objects (our knowledge about it protected. One’s and dialogue.
concept of a “digital divide,” use of tech- knowledge of computer technology, views about technology may then be
nology by children, the role of the govern- competency in computer skills, and ap- influenced by not just views of science, E-mail Youngblood at youngblo@
ment in regulating Internet neutrality, plications of computer technology). but also of politics, economics and uiwtx.edu
nanotechnology, and cloning, and even When technology is viewed as objects other factors. This more complex view
whether technology is benign or threat- it is easy to view them as simply appearing of technology is further complicated by
ening. What I find interesting is that for one day in the news, their use determined globalization. In its simplest sense, glo-
each of these topics there can be serious by their features, with the role of society balization is exposure to the ideas and
arguments for opposing viewpoints. being to adapt to the technology and technologies of others, with individual
This is the fourth in my series on benefit from it (this viewpoint is called and societal choices to reject, adapt or
“computer literacy” and the lesson is “technological determinism”). However, adopt them. But when one does not view
about underlying reasons for how we
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From the SGA president: ‘Step every
Editor’s day towards greatness’
By Stephen Lucke
all exclusive members of an academic
Desk: By April Lynn Downing
A blank canvas. That is what this
fast-approaching semester will be. We
the students are the artists, our faculty
institution second to none, but it takes
two to tango, and we must fulfill our half
of the bargain to truly raise UIW to the
Logos aims to please, inform the brush, and our intellect together the
paint. This is how we will start our 2010
upper echelon of success that it and we
are destined to reach. We, the students,
are the lifeblood of the University, and
Her heart was pound- need to know, you want of just journalists. I want With that said, welcome 2010 as the life-giving force of UIW we have
ing much too quickly for to know -- not news you a staff of students, faculty, Cards! a great responsibility on our shoulders to
normal. She felt every- already know. No more science majors, English The summer sun is setting in the west perform at the highest levels, on a consis-
one around could hear it. “here’s what happened majors, engineering ma- and the fall semester sun is rising in the tent basis to develop the body that pre-
Thud, thud, thud. last week before the paper jors, computer graphics east, and with this complexity of events serves, contains and protects us. Attend
She watched the video came out” (unless it’s re- majors, all majors. I believe occurring we find ourselves at a cross- class. Study hard. Party intelligently. And
over and over, hardly be- ally big news) but instead having a variety of skills in roads. This intersection entails many success will follow.
lieving her eyes. Taken “here’s what is coming up, the Logos staff will help us opportunities in our life and specifically We have been blessed with this op-
from a cell phone, it was here’s what you need to relate to more people. We here at Incarnate Word, but to create portunity of success so I urge you to seize
not great quality, but she know.” don’t want the same story our ultimate masterpiece we must stay the moment. Athletes, artists, scientists,
could still make out the I want to give you news over and over. We don’t focused. economists -- and every one in between
U.S. representative’s face that is relevant to those on want just football or just So much to do, so little time -- that -- unite! Let us focus our energy and
as he handed another per- our campus, whether stu- baseball. We don’t want will be our privileged fortune at UIW unleash the potential within us all. We
son in the shadows a wad dent or staff. We will write just business workshops for 2010. are the present and the future, and as
of cash. stories to tell you the truth, or just faculty news. We This is a uniquely challenging and rare our president, Dr. Agnese, says, we are
Who was the man in stories that entertain and want you to want to pick obstacle that occurs here at our “Universe “the face of Texas today and tomorrow.”
the shadows? Who was stories to inform. up the Logos. City” called Incarnate Word. Seniors, But I will take it a step further; the face of
the representative paying I’m going to work on That brings me to the this is the end of a long and enlighten- Texas today, and the world tomorrow.
off? For what was he pay- making the layout of the last part of my Logos vi- ing journey. You have been battle-tested So as you take one step every day
ing the man off? Whatever paper modern, interest- sion. I want you to tell us, during mid-terms and finals; your study towards greatness, stay motivated and
the reason, it was going to ing and easy to read and to tell me, what you want. methods are tried and true. Now all approach each day with the heart of a lion
make front page once she follow with photos that What do you like in the that’s left for you is the home stretch with and the mindset of a champion.
cracked it. are clear, artistic and add paper now? What don’t everybody waiting to cheer upon gradu- From the depths of my heart I wel-
OK, maybe journalism to the story. So if you like you like? What do you ation. Juniors and sophomores, you are come you to our University,
careers don’t always begin photography, either as a want to be in it? What do in the middle of a seemingly treacherous Stephen Lucke
like this, or frankly rarely hobby or a major/minor, you want to get rid of? You journey. Quiz-scattered minefields and
even get to this type of we could definitely use can write a letter to the semester-long wars with research have E-mail Lucke at email@example.com.
thrilling, investigative situ- you. editor using my e-mail: ad- taken their toll. But not to worry -- the edu
ations. Nevertheless I love This year the Logos firstname.lastname@example.org. horizon is near.
what I do and what I will will have a new website edu or drop a letter by the Ah, and finally
get to do, whatever that that is more interactive Logos office (AD 211) or to address “fishes”;
may be. This year I get to and that will also connect even call the Logos office whether you’re an
be editor of the Logos. I readers to KUIW radio (210) 829-3964. Whichever art major or on the
get to make changes and and UIWtv. This website way you do it, let us know pre-med track, you’re
take initiative into making will have comment areas your thoughts because all in the same ocean;
this paper even better than for each story as well as that’s how this is going to use this to your ad-
before. more photos than we have change. Knowing what vantage. This will
I’ve been a student at room for in the print edi- you need from this paper is be the best experi-
UIW for two years now tions. If you are interested how we’re going to make it ence in your life to
and I know there are things in web design and layout, what you need, want and date. I can guarantee
about this paper that read- you’re welcome to help. enjoy reading. it. But in this year
ers don’t like, or wish it The last two things I don’t forget the true
had, or wish it didn’t have. want to accomplish I can E-mail Downing at reason you chose to
But I know what I want only do with your help. email@example.com. attend UIW; to get
for this paper. I want to bring in a staff edu “The Degree.” And
I want to give you with various majors and that slogan isn’t just
the news and stories you minors. I don’t want a staff a commercial, it’s re-
At UIW, we are
Graduate appalled by campus litter
Incarnate Word, you should be for campus.
ashamed of yourself. To all of you who have ever dropped
Over the past four years I’ve been on a Burger King cup in the parking lot or
campus, UIW has become very ecologi- a Gatorade bottle in the river, shame on
cally sane: The Headwater Coalition, you. Hold onto it for five steps more,
The Recycling Club, the appearance five seconds more. You will find if not a
of recycling bins, and the collection of recycling bin, at least a trash can. Dump
recycle paper from campus offices. it there.
And on this, one of my last days on Soon UIW will be populated with
campus as a UIW student before I prospective students and then new
become an Alumni, I see that you have students, I would be ashamed to know
become littered as I ride the shuttle this campus has become dirty with trash
to campus from the Ancira Parking just because the student population has
Now, I was not the most campus
spirited student, the most involved in Melissa Hernandez
campus life, nor the most advocated to firstname.lastname@example.org
protect mother earth, but I have respect
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SPORTS: Back-to-School 2010
Lone Star sees media at UIW the LSC, Incarnate The Lone Star Con-
Word is projected to ference has joined
finish in last place that conversation as
By Marciel Whitehurst
of the LSC-South, several Oklahoman
LOGOS STAFF arguably the toughest institutions have de-
WRITER division in Division cided to leave the
Cardinal Athletics and II. West Texas A&M, conference in 2011
Rosenberg Sky Room at the Abilene Christian and and 2012, most of
McCombs Center welcomed Midwestern State are them joining the
the Lone Star Conference for projected as the top neighboring MIAA
the annual media day. three teams in both (Mid-America Inter-
This is the first time for the conference and divi- collegiate Athletics
event being held on the cam- sion. Association).
pus of UIW. Along with team Midwestern State Commissioner
overviews presented by each quarterback Zack Es- Stan Wagnon said
school’s respective head coach, kridge and Abilene Marc Trevino/LOGOS STAFF travel cost is likely
top players were available for Above: Helmets from member schools sit on tables for the Lone Star
defensive linemanConference Media Day. Right: Conference Commissioner Stan Wagnon. the driving force for
interviews as well. During this Ashton Whiteside the departures.
luncheon pre-season awards recognition.
were selected as pre-season “I think travel is the great-
and polls were revealed for the The biggest topic of con-
Offensive and Defensive Player est benefit to the change that
first time this summer by the versation around the college
of the Year, respectively. This is coming,” Wagnon said. “The
conference. football landscape throughout
is the second consecutive year three Oklahoma schools leav-
As the newest member of the off-season has been realign- Cont. on pg. 10
Whiteside has received the ing cited travel concerns as the
ment within several leagues. -Lone Star
Cardinals undergo extreme running back makeover
By Marciel Whitehurst no running backs at the end of spring practice. three running backs ready to take snaps. Even if you're
LOGOS STAFF WRITER Most coaches would be terrified. However, restruc- a veteran, you have to battle for your spot every year.”
Cardinal Football Media Day, held on the Sunday turing his backfield is nothing new for Santiago. Luckily for the Cardinals, they received a few gifts
afternoon of Aug. 8 at Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium “We've gone from ‘running-back rich’ to ‘running- in the backfield with Al Furlow, a senior transfer from
and Fieldhouse, marked the official start of the 2010 back poor’ overnight,” Santiago said. “I don't think I've neighboring Trinity University, and two freshmen from
UIW football season. ever gone through a football year where we've returned Hawaii. This gives the Cardinals backfield a good mix
Players and coaches were on hand to answer questions every running back. I believe you always have to have of youth and experience.
and pose for pictures from various media outlets. “Two kids popped up from Hawaii who were late
The biggest area of concern expressed by Head Coach finds and we're excited about them,” Santiago said. One
Mike Santiago is the newly formed running back corps, of the young backs, Tahje Cannon, wowed coaches dur-
with only one returning ball carrier in Trent Rios. RB ing the team’s first practice Saturday night. Even though
Alex Torres broke his foot on a routine tackle by defen- the Cardinals started practicing in shorts and helmets,
sive lineman Diego McClain during the team’s annual the coaches feel Cannon has great upside and could
spring game which took place at Alamo Heights High contribute right away.
School Stadium due to construction at Benson. Subse- Furlow seems to be the biggest threat to assume the
quently, Keith Brown also left the game. He was carted starting position come opening day Aug. 28 vs. Langs-
off in an ambulance with a head injury. Brown has left ton University. Santiago commented on Furlow’s size
school. JJ Johnson, the hero in the overtime come-from- and experience, and the quick burst through the point
behind victory against Oklahoma Panhandle State, left of attack he showed during practice. With durability
the team for personal reasons before the start of spring concerns hampering Rios, Furlow at 215 pounds will be
workouts. Injuries don't stop there. Rios also injured his Gayle Bustamante/LOGOS STAFF
leg during spring practices, leaving the Cardinals with FOX sports anchor Darren Haynes, left, interviews safety Chez Pavliska. Cont. on pg. 10
Gayle Bustamante/LOGOS STAFF
Above: Cardinal players toss the pigskin during drills at Benson Stadium.
Below: Rashaad Patterson, a linebacker, gets some practice routines down.
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Coach calls first season 'Miracle on Hildebrand'
By Marc Trevino Division, where collegiate level will soon be in favor of the Cardinals this
LOGOS STAFF WRITER
they will compete able to enjoy a game with season, being in a larger, more
Head Football Coach Mike with five of the top the newly expanded Gayle experienced and competitive
Santiago’s got a name for the 25 schools in the and Tom Benson Stadium. conference. They might need a
University of the Incarnate country, including The average attendance for miracle to try and repeat a five-
Word’s first season on the grid- Abilene Christian, a LSC football game is be- win season, or even get one win
iron in 2009. Angelo State, East- tween 5,000 and 6,000 fans. for that matter, but for this team
“I’d call it the ‘Miracle on ern New Mexico, The stadium expansion will on Hildebrand Avenue, miracles
Hildebrand,’ ” Santiago said. “I Midwestern State, put Benson Stadium at seem to have a way of finding
wasn’t sure if we were going to Tar leton, Texas nearly 6,000. their place on the field.
win one game much less five.” A&M-Kingsville, A larger conference “The guys are going to be
The Cardinals finished with and West Texas brings many obstacles to young in some positions, but
a 5-5 record. The .500 season A&M. Even with the very young program. with the returning players we
was somewhat of a surprise to the tougher sched- Although the Cardinals should have enough experience
many in the community and on ule, most look at the may have adversity in their to make a few statements in the
campus, including Santiago. positives involved way, there are many rea- conference,” Santiago said.
“A lot of people said we could with the move for- sons for the students and Even with the cards stacked
have finished with seven wins, ward and see the fans to stay optimistic. The against them this season, San-
but we could’ve also finished potential that the team’s roster – comprised tiago knows this team has the
with zero,” Santiago said. “I Cardinals can have mostly of freshmen and potential to grow into a major
was just glad to see our players in the conference. sophomores last year -- has “player” in the conference.
compete.” “It’s a huge step stayed mainly intact. Only a “To even compete in the
The upcoming season, how- up for us,” Santiago few seniors graduated after conference, we’re going to have
ever, will bring many more chal- said. “The teams are last season. And there’s the to play excellent,” Santiago said.
lenges to the young Cardinal much more experi- Marc Trevino/LOGOS STAFF highly anticipated new ad- “Our kids play tough and smart.
athletic program, which is now enced and higher-Head Coach Mike Santiago welcomes Lone Star Conference members.ß dition in offensive line and We’re going to be outmanned
in the Lone Star Conference ranked than we are, offensive coordinator coach sometimes but if we can be ex-
after starting off as an indepen- but I’m just looking Tony Marciano, whose cellent we can have a chance.”
undoubtedly be getting more
dent. for our guys to compete and play attendance at each of their home resume includes coaching stints
This NCAA Division II hard.” games. Cities surrounding San with the Houston Texans and E-mail Trevino at metrivi1@
conference is heralded as one of As a new addition to a Antonio that haven’t been able the Indianapolis Colts. student.uiwtx.edu
the nation’s most competitive. larger conference, UIW will to experience football at the The odds may not exactly be
The Cardinals join the South
from pg. 9
from pg. 9
biggest reason for leaving. I think at the The performance by these teams
able to handle the punishment of 20-30 tant home game against Kingsville of end of the day it will work out better for showcased how strong the South Divi-
carries a game. the season on Sept. 25 if they are unable everyone. We will find a way to be suc- sion is, the commissioner stressed.
It will be imperative for the Cardi- to average three to four yards a carry. It cessful under the new model. “You’ve got a storied program like
nals to establish a running game and do will be virtually impossible to win evenly “I feel strongly that no matter how A&M-Kingsville picked fifth in the divi-
so quickly if they expect to survive in a matched games, if the Cardinals must this all shakes out -- who ends up leaving sion, coming off a season where they won
very competitive Lone Star Conference rely on the pass. and who end up staying -- we will have a the division championship and went to
South Division. Teams such as Abilene This should be an interesting and strong core of members left that will buy the playoffs. Many of their players will
Christian, Midwestern State, West exciting inaugural Lone Star Confer- into our vision.” be returning but this just shows how
Texas A&M and Texas A&M-Kingsville ence season for the Red and Black. Go, Aside from the departure of several competitive the conference is.”
would love nothing better than to “pin Cardinals! schools from the conference, Wagnon ex- If the conference is able to perform
their ears back” and attack the offense at pressed his joy for the way the conference throughout the season the way it did in
will because UIW is one-dimensional. E-mail Whitehurst at whitehur@stu- performed in the postseason. Five teams 2009, Commissioner Wagnon will be
The Cardinals would have a hard time dent.uiwtx.edu were selected for postseason play with very pleased come December.
going 3-0 into probably the most impor- four of the teams selected for the Divi-
sion II football playoffs, and West Texas E-mail Whitehurst, sports director for
winning the first-ever Kanza Bowl. KUIW, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos by Gayle Bustamante
Various offensive and defensive units of the 2010 edition of the Cardinals football team practice drills at Gayle
and Tom Benson Stadium in preparation for their first season in the Lone Star Conference. Last year's historic
team went 5-5, using mostly freshmen and sophomores, playing independently. The first game -- 7 p.m. Aug. 28,
-- will be played under the lights of a stadium that's been expanded to 6,000 seats -- the average attendance for
a LSC game. The Cardinals list about 91 players this season. The university announced it would field a football
team in April 2007, hired Coach Mike Santiago in June 2007, began stadium construction that summer, and
recruited a freshmen class for fall 2008 which it redshirted for the entire season before kicking off in 2009.
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Benson Stadium expands
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Workers put finishing touches
on an expanded Gayle and
Tom Benson Football Stadium,
originally built with a 3,000-
seat grandstand but doubled
with another grandstand that
includes a pressbox and visitors
locker rooms. Now the stadium
can seat 6,000 -- the number of
people who attended the his-
toric first game last year where
the Cardinals triumped over a
previously unbeaten Monterrey
Tech en route to a 5-5 season.
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Map reflects new features
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Nursing building progresses
Nursing students are being distributed in classrooms across campus and off this “Our upper-division undergraduate nursing -- and one nuclear medicine -- classes
fall as the $6 million renovation of the Nursing Building – including the addition will be held at the Northwest (Datapoint) campus,” Light said. “Undergraduate faculty
of a third floor with state-of-the-art equipment – continues. will have offices out there also. Graduate classes will be on main campus.”
“The construction is moving right along and scheduled for completion by the In addition to a testing and simulation center on the new floor, the renovated
spring term,” said Dr. Kathi M. Light, dean of the School of Nursing and Health building scheduled for reopening in the spring will have larger classrooms, high-tech
Professions. Her office and other administrative ones are temporarily on the second computer systems and the most current up-to-date technology to accommodate
floor of the Ann McDermott Convocation Center. increasing enrollment for UIW’s oldest program.
Nursing professors began packing up their offices before the spring term ended “We are thrilled with the progress and excited about the adventure,” Light said.
as the entire first floor of their former offices in the 39-year-old building would be “The university administration and staff from so many offices have worked hard to
gutted and reconfigured. make this semester as easy as possible for us.”
This is what tbe Nursing Building is expected to look like in January 2011 when nursing students and professors return home to a structure that boasts a third floor, new offices larger classrooms and state-of-art equipment.
UIW to house solar home
The foundation for a solar home the Department of
Engineering Management has been planning for some
time will be laid this fall on campus near Anne Barshop
Natatorium, the chair of the department said.
“We plan to begin working on placing piers for the
foundation in September,” said Dr. Alison F. Whittemore.
“Construction will go on slowly through the spring, so
students can spend time actively working on the project.
There should be a sign going up on the little plot of land
in the next few days. We plan to have a rainwater capture
system for irrigation of a small garden on the plot.”
Daniel Potter, a 2001 graduate of the University of the
Incarnate Word, is project manager for the house whose
designs came from the architectural consultant, Chip
Henderson of Contects Architects, who has an office in
the Pearl Brewery complex.
“We will be aiming for Platinum LEEDs certification,”
Whittemore said. “It is the highest level (above silver and
gold) of officially certified Green building construction.
According to the U.S. Green Building Council,
LEED is an internationally recognized green building
certification system, providing third-party verification
that a building or community was designed and built
using strategies aimed at improving performance across
all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water
efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor
environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and
sensitivity to their impacts.
LEED provides building owners and operators a
concise framework for identifying and implementing
practical and measurable green building design, construc- The Department of Engineering Management's latest plans for a solar home will come forth starting in September on a plot near the natatorium.
tion, operations and maintenance solutions.
LEED is flexible enough to apply to all building
types – commercial as well as residential.
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The University of the attitudes, and sense of com- AGNESE-SOSA: Cody
FYI Hoover, a grad student, in
Incarnate Word trains the mitment,” according to a
Resident assistants are banking/finance, Midland,
students it hires for resi- statement from Residence interviewed in the spring each
dent assistants who earn Life. “As a peer, the RA is Texas, and Alma Fe Santos,
year. a senior, kinesiology, Hondo,
their room and board on a basic source of informa- For more information about Texas;
the job. tion and referral, and assists being a resident assistant, AVOCA: Carmen Arenas,
The resident assistants residents in adjusting to e-mail Diane Sanchez, director senior, music therapy,
“have been carefully se- campus life, including aca- of residence life, at castaned@ McAllen, Texas; Mason
lected because of their demic concerns, roommate uiwtx.edu or call her at (210) Brown, senior, biochemistry,
leadership potential, in- relationships, homesick- 829-3819. San Antonio; Kyle Copley,
terpersonal skills, positive ness, and other matters.” senior, graphic design, Cedar
Park, Texas; Chelsea Romero,
studies (early childhood
through grade 6), El Paso; and
Ashley Vargas, senior, biology/
pre-medicine, San Antonio.
biology, San Antonio;
Matthew Ramirez, computer
graphic arts major, San
Antonio; and Walter
Colin Carmody Wong, junior, engineering
Robert Anderson Carmen Arenas Adrienne Brown Mason Brown Lisa Buckman
management, San Antonio.
Hedfelt, sophomore, math,
San Antonio; Amanda
Hinojosa, senior, biology,
San Antonio; and Lyndsey
communication arts, Corpus
Christi; and Alexandria
Vargas, sophomore, finance/
economics, Tucson, Ariz.
DUBUIS: Nikki Brown,
Christine Clark Kyle Copley Elizabeth De La Rosa Susana Deku Manuel Esquivel Michael Farrenkopf senior, interdisciplinary
studies (early childhood
through grade 6), Carrollton,
Texas; Michael Farrenkopf,
junior, kinesiology, Longmont,
Colo.; and Cassandra
Martinez, junior, music
composition, Crowley, Texas;
biology, San Antonio; Erika
Guerra, senior, sports
management, College Station,
Caroline Flores Marcos Gonzales Mariana Gonzalez Carmen Guillen Sophia Hedfelt Texas; Sayvonna Malcolm,
senior, psychology, San
Antonio; Teddy Namirembe,
grad, administration, Uganda,
Africa; Brittany Villarreal,
junior, English, Corpus
Christi; and Arturo Zapata,
junior, biology, San Antonio.
JOERIS: Lisa Buckman,
junior, nuclear medicine,
Austin, Texas; Caroline Flores,
junior, kinesiology, Helotes,
Texas; Carmen Guillen,
Paul Hernandez Susan Hines Amanda Hinojosa Cody Hoover Mehmet Kula Shayvonna Malcolm junior, pre-pharmacy, Fort
Worth, Texas; Amanda Pitts,
junior, communication arts,
Alice, Texas; Elizabeth Rangel,
junior, biology, San Antonio;
Tiffanie Salas, senior, biology,
Hondo, Texas; Kehmia Tangeh,
sophomore, chemistry (pre-
pharmacy), Houston; and
Kristina Vasquez, sophomore,
vision science, Austin.
Deku, grad student, master’s
Cassandra Martinez Blanca Morales Daniel Murata Teddy Namirembe Alexander Olivarez Erika Pinner in business administration,
Accra, Ghana; Marcos
criminal justice, Lockhart,
Texas; Paul Hernandez,
junior, biology, Laredo;
Blanca Morales, senior,
bilingual communication arts,
Alexander Olivarez, junior,
history, San Antonio;
Michelle Sorce, sophomore,
nursing, Palmdale Calif.;
Amanda Pitts Matthew Ramirez Elizabeth Rangel Lyndsey Reyna Chelsea Romero Tiffanie Salas Marcela Switzer, sophomore,
communication arts, San
Antonio; and Chloe Tugwell,
arts, Cardiff, Wales.
MARIAN: Elizabeth De
La Rosa, senior, biology, San
Antonio; Daniel Murata,
junior, communication arts,
Schertz, Texas; and Georgina
Sotello, education, San
Alma Fe Santos Michelle Sorce Gina Sotello Marcela Switzer Kehmia Tangeh Chloe Tugwell
kinesiology, Tampa, Fla.;
Manuel Esquivel, junior,
biology and pre-pharmacy,
San Antonio; and Susan
Hines, sophomore, biology
(pre-medicine); San Antonio.
ST. JOSEPH’S: Christine
Clark, senior, engineering
management, San Antonio,
and Mehmet Kula, grad,
Alexandria Vargas Ashley Vargas Kristina Vasquez Brittany Villarreal Walter Wong Arturo Zapata Turkey.
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New students to meet peer mentors at Cardinal Camp
First Year Engagement’s peer mentors will help well as responsibility for their learning experience. The •Assisting in planning and coordinating FYE work-
conduct the annual Cardinal Camp for new students program will additionally foster a social support system shops relating to First Year student success
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, in Marian for students that will allow them access to information •Communicating information on campus resources
Hall Ballroom. about student activities and campus life.” to First Year students
The peer mentors, who receive special training and The peer mentor’s other duties include: •Attending assigned first year classes
$2,000 scholarships for their service, “help incoming •Serving as a liaison between First Year Engagement
students make a successful transition to the university,” personnel and an assigned group of first-year students
according to the program’s manual. “ The student men- •Meeting on a monthly basis with FYE personnel FYI
Applications for First Year Engagement peer mentors are accepted in
tors will introduce the incoming students to campus •Submitting monthly reports to FYE office on group early spring and interviews are held in February.
resources and provide personal and academic support. progress Applicants are interviewed in a group format; 30 peer mentors are
selected to participate in the program.
The mentoring relationship will empower the students •Communicating the UIW mission to students in For more information, e-mail Rochelle Ramirez-Cadena, student
by promoting academic and professional excellence as creative and effective ways engagement specialist, at email@example.com.
First-Year Engagement Peer-Mentors
Tara Alexander Elizabeth Baker Staci Baney Sebastian Carbajal Shawna Corley Chris Corpus
Jaquelene Cortez Lauren Craddock Hector Flores Victoria Galindo John Gallegos Marcela Gallegos
Amanda Hernandez Natalie Krakoski David Lopez Stephen Lucke Martiza Martinez Guadalupe Martinez
Steven Mata Anna Ruiz Alva Salinas Christianne Sieras Jill Simon Ellyse Sanchez
Anna Tovar Deborah Trevino David Tristan Isaac Tristan Janean Vargas Lauren Whapplehorst
Thirty students will serve as peer-mentors during the 2010-11 academic year in David Lopez, junior, finance, McAllen, Texas.
the First Year Engagement program. Stephen Lucke, junior, biochemistry, San Antonio.
They include: Lupita Martinez, senior, accounting, Poteet, Texas.
Tara Alexander, junior, kinesiology, San Antonio. Maritza Martinez, senior, biology, Poteet.
Elizabeth Baker, junior, business, San Antonio. Steven Mata, senior, fashion design, Weslaco, Texas.
Staci Barney, nursing, San Antonio. Anna-Alizette Ruiz, sophomore, communication arts, Elmendorf, Texas.
Sebastian Carbajal, sophomore, communication arts, Katy, Texas. Alva Salinas, senior, business administration, Weslaco.
Shawna Corley, senior, psychology, San Antonio. Ellyse Sanchez, sophomore, communication arts, Houston.
Chris Corpus, junior, double major in music/business, San Antonio. Christianne Sieras, junior, sports management, Sugar Land, Texas.
Jaquelene Cortez, junior, nursing, San Antonio. Jill Simon, sophomore, nutrition, Portland, Texas.
Lauren Craddock, nursing, Marion, Texas. Anna Tovar, senior, bilingual communication arts, Cleveland, Texas.
Hector Flores, senior, business, San Antonio. Deborah Trevino, sophomore, biology, Helotes, Texas.
Victoria U. Galindo, junior, mathematics, San Antonio. Isaac Tristan, sophomore, athletic training, San Antonio.
Marcela Gallegos, junior, biology, Brownsville, Texas. David Tristan, junior, international business, Laredo.
John Gallegos, sophomore, business administration, Alice, Texas. Janean Vargas, junior, nursing, San Antonio.
Amanda Hernandez, senior, psychology, San Antonio. Lauren Wappelhorst, junior, double majoring in sociology and Spanish, Hous-
Natalie Krakoski, junior, psychology, Miami, Fla. ton.