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                                             Football preview and
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                                                                                                                        continues around
                                                                                                                                                                                                Back-to-School 2010

                                                                                                                        Pages 12 and 13                                                                       SGA president
                                                                                                                                                                                                              issues welcome
                STAND adopts village in
                                                                                                                                                             Map of campus                                    Page 7
                Africa, helps build school
                Page 5                                                                                                                                       Page 12

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
                                       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

cracks down
on illegal
By Blanca Morales
    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 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.
                                                                                                            Agnese celebrates
                                                                                                            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
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Showcase spotlights seasonal weddings
By Blanca Morales                                                                                                                                                      did themselves, as their winter
                                                                                                                                                                       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
the cake.
                                                                                                                                                                       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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          CAMPUS                                                                                                                     Back-to-School 2010

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
     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.
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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
                                       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
     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
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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
                   By Phil
                                              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 
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
                                       LOGOS EDITOR
                                                                                                       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
                                                                                                  fall semester.
                                                                                                                                                 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 lucke@student.uiwtx.
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        owning@student.uiwtx.           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
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                                                                                                       At UIW, we are
                                                                                                                                                    Stephen Lucke

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
Tower.                                           grown.
     Now, I was not the most campus
spirited student, the most involved in             Melissa Hernandez
campus life, nor the most advocated to   
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
                                                                                                                                                                                                 -Running Back

                                                                                                                                                                                   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.

                                                                                                                                                                                   Gayle Bustamante/LOGOS STAFF
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          SPORTS                                                                                                                                   Back-to-School 2010

Coach calls first season 'Miracle on Hildebrand'
By Marc Trevino                      Division, where                                                                   collegiate level will soon be                in favor of the Cardinals this
                                     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.                                  
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

 Running back
 from pg. 9
                                                                                                Lone Star
                                                                                                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                             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

                                                                                            Cardinal Collage
                                                                                              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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                                              Back-to-School 2010

           Campus changes
Benson Stadium expands

                                                                         Gayle Bustamante/LOGOS STAFF

                                                                   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.

                                  Gayle Bustamante/LOGOS STAFF

Map reflects new features
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hector Flores/LOGOS STAFF

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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       ORGANIZATIONS                                                                                                            Back-to-School 2010

                                                     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,

get training
                                                   “have been carefully se-          campus life, including aca-      of residence life, at castaned@   McAllen, Texas; Mason
                                                   lected because of their           demic concerns, roommate 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,
                                                                                                                                                        sophomore, interdisciplinary
                                                                                                                                                        studies (early childhood
                                                                                                                                                        through grade 6), El Paso; and
                                                                                                                                                        Ashley Vargas, senior, biology/
                                                                                                                                                        pre-medicine, San Antonio.
                                                                                                                                                          CLEMENT: Robert
                                                                                                                                                        Anderson, sophomore,
                                                                                                                                                        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.
                                                                                                                                                          COLBERT: Sophia
                                                                                                                                                        Hedfelt, sophomore, math,
                                                                                                                                                        San Antonio; Amanda
                                                                                                                                                        Hinojosa, senior, biology,
                                                                                                                                                        San Antonio; and Lyndsey
                                                                                                                                                        Reyna, sophomore,
                                                                                                                                                        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;
                                                                                                                                                           HILLSIDE: Mariana
                                                                                                                                                        Gonzalez, sophomore,
                                                                                                                                                        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.
                                                                                                                                                           MADELAINE: Susana
                                                                                                                                                        Deku, grad student, master’s
Cassandra Martinez      Blanca Morales         Daniel Murata            Teddy Namirembe             Alexander Olivarez           Erika Pinner           in business administration,
                                                                                                                                                        Accra, Ghana; Marcos
                                                                                                                                                        Gonzales, sophomore,
                                                                                                                                                        criminal justice, Lockhart,
                                                                                                                                                        Texas; Paul Hernandez,
                                                                                                                                                        junior, biology, Laredo;
                                                                                                                                                        Blanca Morales, senior,
                                                                                                                                                        bilingual communication arts,
                                                                                                                                                        Pleasanton, Texas;
                                                                                                                                                        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,
                                                                                                                                                        sophomore, communication
                                                                                                                                                        arts, Cardiff, Wales.
                                                                                                                                                           MARIAN: Elizabeth De
                                                                                                                                                        La Rosa, senior, biology, San
                                                                                                                                                        Antonio; Daniel Murata,
                                                                                                                                                        junior, communication arts,
                                                                                                                                                        Schertz, Texas; and Georgina
                                                                                                                                                        Sotello, education, San
                                                                                                                                                           McCOMBS: Colin
  Alma Fe Santos        Michelle Sorce         Gina Sotello           Marcela Switzer             Kehmia Tangeh                Chloe Tugwell
                                                                                                                                                        Carmody, sophomore,
                                                                                                                                                        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,
                                                                                                                                                        occupational development,
  Alexandria Vargas      Ashley Vargas         Kristina Vasquez        Brittany Villarreal         Walter Wong                   Arturo Zapata          Turkey.
 Back-to-School 2010                                                                                                                                    Page 15

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

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.

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