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Campus Life Halloween

The clan from Campus Life gather together for a group picture showing off Halloween attire.



Our Lady’s Chapel Services

All are welcome. 

  • Noon Mass, Monday – Friday (Please note there will be no Mass at noon on Friday, Nov. 7.)
  • Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Liturgy of the Hours evening prayer at 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation - 11:30 a.m. Fridays or by appointment.



12th Annual UIW Veterans Day Celebration – Everyone is Welcome, to Honor All Who Serve
The UIW community will celebrate our 12th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to noon on Dubuis Lawn. Everyone is invited to join the celebration that will feature a talk from UIW student SSGT Jen Lee, a member of the Army World Class Athlete Program (WCAP), who won a gold medal in hockey at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games ( An honor wall video display will feature UIW community members who served in the military. We invite you to submit new names by emailing their name, service, and years of service (e.g., “Frank James, USMC, Korean War vet) to Paul Warner (in UIW’s Center for Veterans Affairs),  Photos of service members are certainly welcome.  For any questions about our Veterans Day Ceremony, please contact Dr. Glenn James at or 829-3943.


“Love Is A Verb” documentary film and discussion with the three-time Emmy Award Winning Director Terry Spencer Hesser

 “Love Is A Verb” is the first feature-length documentary about the Gϋlen or Hizmet movement and its inspiration the Islamic leaders Fethullah Gϋlen, a man that TIME Magazine named as one of the most influential leaders in the world in 2013. Join three-time Emmy Award Winning Director Terry Spencer Hesser on Wednesday, Nov. 12 for a screening of her documentary at 6:45 p.m. followed by a Q&A discussion, 8-8:30 p.m. in the Rosenberg Sky Room.; registration and reception will precede at  6 p.m.

Spencer Hesser spent three years developing this documentary, where along with her team, traveled to six countries - United States, Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Iraq and Somalia - capturing the spirit of the movement through personal stories and interviews. Ashley Judd narrates the film and Awarded BEST DOCUMENTARY at the Maryland Film Festival, Ashley Judd narrates the film. Sr Martha Ann Kirk, who appears in this film while doing research in Iraq, will moderate the discussion. The event is free, but registration is required to hold a seat. RSVP at For more information; please contact Mehmet Oguz at or Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at


Twelfth Night

In Twelfth Night, Shakespeare uses gender-bending disguises, mistaken identities, and bizarre love triangles to twist the action into one of his most delightfully romantic comedy. The UIW Theatre Dept. invites the community to enjoy their latest production beginning Friday, Nov. 14 to Friday, Nov. 21, with 8 p.m. show times in the Elizabeth Huth Coates Theatre. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for Non-UIW students, $8 for groups of 10 or more and $6 for students, faculty and staff with use of their campus ID. For more information, please contact Chrissie Young at (210) 829-3800 or

Department News

HR Halloween

The ladies from Human Resources were a little batty this Halloween; seen from left to right are HR Assistant Leslie White, HR Manager Shannon Root, Assistant director of HR Caryn Geller, Director of HR Annette Thompson, HR Generalist Celeste Campos and HR Generalist Heather Hamilton.


OU Campus Editors’ Planning Group Meeting

OU Campus Editors, please join the Office of Web Development for the inaugural meeting of the OU Campus Editors’ Planning Group on Friday, Nov. 7, 2 p.m. in the Library Auditorium. The group will meet regularly during long semesters guiding web development in suggesting technical enhancements to the content management system, identifying issues with OU Campus and establishing best practices for using the software at the university. No R.S.V.P. is necessary; for more information, please contact Troy or Joe at


HR presents Cardinal Talent!

HR is excited to announce the new online application system, Cardinal Talent!  Cardinal Talent went live Wednesday, Oct. 22. Access to PeopleAdmin will still be available to view applicants that have applied to current vacant positions. Below are training dates and working sessions for the new system.    

Working Session Dates

  • Thursday, Nov. 13, Mabee Library room 221, noon-2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 19, Mabee Library room 221, 2-4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 26, Mabee Library room 221, 2-4 p.m.

HR will conduct in-person and webinar training sessions for all user groups on how to use the system. If attending the webinar training, please RSVP so login information can be prepared. If unable to attend the training sessions or having trouble with Cardinal Talent, please stop by at any time during one of the working sessions and HR will help with posting a position or creating a job description. For more information, please contact Shannon Root at (210) 832-2161 or


Redbird Research On Call

Redbird Research On Call will be available on the listed dates with the listed subject librarians for those interested on learning more about how to conduct research and finding library resources.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 11, Gorman Building, noon-1 p.m. (Dell Davis)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 11, Gorman Building, 5-6 p.m. (Dell Davis)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 12, Library Lobby, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (Melissa Rucker)

For more information, please contact Farhad Moshiri at (@10) 829-3842 or


Alpha First Generation Student Success Workshops

Alpha First Generation Student Success will host a Study Skills/ Exam Prep Workshop on Thursday, Nov. 13, 3-4 p.m. in Admin. Bldg. room 348. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Tanja Stampfl at (210) 829-3885 or



Career Services & Professional Development will host “Resumania” on Thursday, Nov. 13, noon-3 p.m. in Marian Hall Ballroom Lobby. Students and alumni are invited to bring their current resume for a one-on-one review by a career counselor. Resumes will be reviewed on a first come first serve basis. For more information, please contact Darlene Moczygemba at (210) 829-3931 or


iPad User’s Group Sessions

Instructional Technology will offer iPad user's group sessions on Friday, Nov. 14, noon-1 p.m.

in Gorman Building Room 212. The event is open to the public and lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or


Blackboard User's Group Session

Instructional Technology will offer Blackboard user’s group sessions on Friday, Nov. 14, noon-1 p.m.

in Gorman Building Room 212. The event is open to the public. For more information, please contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or


Information Resources Division Routine Maintenance

Information Resources Division will conduct a monthly maintenance beginning Friday, Nov. 14, 11:59 p.m. through Saturday, Nov. 15, 6 p.m.

The following areas will have network switch maintenance causing intermittent network outages on Friday, 11:59 p.m. through Saturday, 6:30 a.m.:

  • Admin Building, Financial Aid Offices
  • Admin Building, Third Floor, South Wing
  • Admin Building, Basement Level, Purchasing Offices
  • IWHS Science Building
  • IWHS LAB Building
  • Wellness Center
  • Dubuis Hall
  • HIT Building
  • Agnese/Sosa, Sixth Floor
  • Watson Apartments

The following buildings will have network switch upgrades causing extended network outages:

  • ICC

The following systems and/or services will be unavailable:

  • Banner - 11:59 p.m.-1 a.m.
    • Accessibility to finance will be limited.
  • Email - 11:59 p.m.-1 a.m.
    • No email from outside of UIW to UIW recipients or from UIW senders to outside recipients will be delivered during the outage window. Messages will be queued and delivered upon service restoration.
  • Argos 1:30-2:30 a.m.
    • Access to Argos will be intermittent during the window.
  • SPSS 3-3:30 a.m.
    • SPSS software will be unavailable.
  • Blackboard – 3:30-6:30 a.m.
    • Access to Blackboard will be limited during the maintenance period to apply patches, update application servers, and update database servers.

The following maintenance work will be performed Saturday, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

  • UIW Email Environment Relocation
  • Nutmeg File Server Relocation
  • DASH, Tableau service restart

Access to the UIW email environment should not be interrupted during the maintenance window. If access problems occur, please contact the help desk or visit the IRD Maintenance and Outages area on the Information Resources web page at for updates.

  • Nutmeg File Server – 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
    • Nutmeg File Server will be moved from the Administration Building Data Center to the Library Data Center. Network file shares will be unavailable during the migration.
  • DASH - 4-4:15 p.m.
    • Tableau server services will be restarted. The DASH server will be unavailable during this period.

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


8th Annual Research Week – Call for Submissions

Faculty, staff, and students of all levels and disciplines are encouraged to submit applications for Performing Arts Presentations,Podium Presentations,Poster Presentations, orVisual Arts Displays for the 8th Annual UIW Research Week, February 23 – 27, 2015.  Submissions may describe either a completed project or a project in progress (must include preliminary results and analysis).  Projects presented elsewhere over the last academic year are welcome.  Submissions are due by November 15, 2014 at midnight.  Last year’s addition of podium and visual arts submissions was an overwhelming success and we hope to continue that momentum into this next year!  For more details, visit or contact Rebecca Ohnemus at (210) 805-3036 or

super heroes

The team from Development channeled their inner super heroes for Halloween.


The ladies from the Registrar’s Office come together for a photo.


Members of the Comptroller’s Office spent Halloween at UIW as the infamous minions from the Despicable Me films.


The crew from the Grants Office plotted together for this photo in front of the Business Office.


Director of Admission Systems and Data Management Javier Lara gives a Vulcan salute as Spock from Star Trek.

Extended Academic Programs 


EAP VP serves as off-site reviewer for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Dr. Cyndi Wilson Porter, Vice President for Extended Academic Programs went to Atlanta, Ga. to serve as an off-site reviewer for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  As part of a review cluster, Dr. Porter reviewed the self-study reports for three different institutions.

Community News


Construction Area Danger

The UIW community is asked to observe posted warning signs surrounding the Fine Arts construction site. There have been instances of people walking through the gated barricades.  Please note, there are dangerous working conditions and heavy equipment being used, therefore only authorized personnel should be present within the fenced area. Thank you for your cooperation.


2014 United Way Campaign Kick Off

For over seventy years, United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County have funded agencies and programs that reach out to individuals, families and children throughout San Antonio and Bexar County. As a community, UIW/IWHS/SACHS contribute to many local organizations through United Way. No matter how large or small, any contribution will help improve the lives of many San Antonians.

This year’s campaign will run the entire month of November and will end on December 1, 2014. Please join us this year in meeting our United Way Goal of $65,000 by submitting your pledge form today!

For more information, please contact Celeste Campos at (210) 283-6418 or


UIW’s pride needs your support! Help give the UIW Cardinal Band their first ever band uniform.

Founded in 2009, the Cardinal Band has already established itself as one of the most visible, energetic spirit organizations on the UIW campus. Comprised of students studying over twenty different majors, the Cardinal Band performs at every home football game, select off-campus performances and annually at Light the Way.

Currently the ensemble rehearses in the Band and Orchestra Hall and in Benson Stadium on Monday and Wednesday evenings, 6-8:45 p.m. The band also rehearses on Game Day Saturdays, 9-11:30 a.m. in Benson Stadium. The band typically plays three shows a year as entertainment for the UIW Football Game Day experience.

UIW Band needs YOUR help to raise enough funds to have an official Cardinal Band Uniform! 

BE PART OF THE LEGACY! Go to and make your donation today!


8th Annual Research Week – Call for Submissions

Faculty, staff, and students of all levels and disciplines are encouraged to submit applications for Performing Arts Presentations, Podium Presentations, Poster Presentations, or Visual Arts Displays for the 8th Annual UIW Research Week, February 23 – 27, 2015.  Submissions may describe either a completed project or a project in progress (must include preliminary results and analysis).  Projects presented elsewhere over the last academic year are welcome.  Submissions are due by November 15, 2014 at midnight.  Last year’s addition of podium and visual arts submissions was an overwhelming success and we hope to continue that momentum into this next year!  For more details, visit or contact Rebecca Ohnemus at (210) 805-3036 or


Light the Way Toy Donation Drive benefiting Elf Louise Christmas Project
The UIW community is invited to participate in this year’s Light the Way Toy Donation Drive benefiting Elf Louise. From Monday, Nov. 10 through Friday, Nov. 21, please bring any new, unwrapped toy(s) to any of the donation stations listed below to benefit the Elf Louise Project. There will also be two donation tents at this year's Light the Way on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium. Donation stations are at the listed locations.

  • St. Peter's Elementary
  • St. Anthony's Catholic HS Library
  • UIW Administration Building-basement level
  • Marian Hall Student Center
  • Mabee Library foyer
  • Feik School of Pharmacy-2nd floor
  • School of Physical Therapy (Saidoff Center)
  • Rosenberg School of Optometry
  • UIW Wellness Center.
  • Ann Barshop Natatorium

For more information, please contact the UIW Office of Public Relations at 210-829-6001.


2014 Light the Way- VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

UIW/IWHS/SACHS students, faculty, staff and alumni are encouraged to volunteer for the 28th Annual Light the Way "A Cardinals Christmas." Volunteers will receive free food, a limited edition Light the Way volunteer shirt and community service hours if needed! Please visit: to sign up for your desired shift. For more information, please visit or contact Kayla Rice at


Memorial Service for Dr. Jamie Ariza

The UIW community is invited to attend a special memorial Mass for Dr. Jaime Ariza, husband of Learning Assistance Center Director Cristian Ariza, on Saturday, Nov. 15, 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady’s Chapel.  Share your condolences with the Ariza family, 8-9:15 a.m. in Heritage room 155 of the Administration Building’s first floor.



Tip of the Week

Salt intake higher than 1tsp a day can raise blood pressure. Don’t put salt on the table, where people will automatically reach for it, and always taste before you add. For more health tips visit here.

Faculty Focus


islam bridges

Seen from left to right, Religious Studies Assistant Professor Dr. Adrienne Ambrose, Farouk Abdulghani of the Islamic Education Center San Antonio, UIW Distinguished Alumni Sarwat Husain and Hajja Olaiya Humphrey of Masjid Bilal ibn Rab'ah present  “Understanding Islam to Build Bridges Rather than Walls” at the Interfaith Conference sponsored by UIW Mission and Ministry at Oblate School of Theology on Friday, Oct. 31.


Brownbag Discussion - Global Women's Issues with Dr. Nancy Fix Anderson

Women and Gender Studies will host the final Brownbag Discussion of the semester on Monday, Nov. 10, noon-1 p.m. in the Special Collections Room. Professor Emerita of History at Loyola University in New Orleans and co-founder of their Women's Studies Program Dr. Nancy Fix Anderson will look at global women’s issues. For more information, please contact Dr. Emily Clark at (210) 283-5061 or


Rubrics 101
Rubrics can boost performance by helping learners visualize a successful product or performance. While often associated with writing instruction, rubrics are also good tools for assessing projects, presentations and contributions to group work. Center for Teaching & Learning invites UIW faculty to a workshop where participants will learn best practices for using and constructing rubrics for assignments on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 4:45-5:45 p.m. in Admin. Bldg. room 212. Light refreshments will be provided. Please register at For more information, please contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-6359 or or Susan Hall at (210) 283-5030 or

High Schools



IWHS faculty and administrators survived Halloween on Friday, Oct. 31. Pictured left to right are Director of Campus Ministry Audra Cardona, Director of Enrollment Annette Zahirniak, Director of Development Stephanie Denning, Director of Alumnae Relations Cybele Bolado and Registrar Debbie Zielins.


SACHS to Host Fall Open House
St. Anthony Catholic High School (SACHS) will hold a Fall Open House on Sunday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The open house will serve as an opportunity for prospective students and their families to tour the campus, meet the faculty and coaching staff, and learn about the academic and athletic opportunities awaiting future SACHS students. For more information or to register for the open house, please contact SACHS at (210) 832-5698 or

Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at

sachs gym

Also in the Halloween spirit as seen above from left to right are SACHS Librarian David Gallin-Parisi, Instructor Thomas Wright, Head Football Coach Edward Moreno and Instructor Erin Hill.

Visit Incarnate Word High School at

Visit the UIW Prep website at


Seen left to right, SACHS Instructors Monica Dwyer, Melissa Castillo, and Francisco Sanchez put a Latin flare in their Halloween costumes.

iwhs turkeys

Pictured Left to right, Vice Principal of Academics LaShaundra Caesar, Vice-Principal of Student Affairs Dr. Langston Williams and Principal BJ Nelsen join the Halloween fun at IWHS on Friday, Oct. 31.



Our sympathy and prayers go to:

    • The family of, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, and the entire UIW Community on the recent loss of Sr. Margaret Gerken, CCVI (BS ’55).
    • The family of Don Peterson (Member, UIW Extended Run Players) on his recent death.
    • Deborah Tinney (MEd ’88) & family on the recent loss of her mother, Anna Lea Hiller Tinney.
    • Louis Woodul & family on the recent loss of his wife, Hedy Munger Woodul (BS ’63).

The University of the Incarnate Word provides reasonable accommodation with adequate notice. To request disability accommodation for events listed in this newsletter, visit