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welcome new employees

Welcome New Cardinals
The university would like to welcome all new employees to the UIW family. We are happy you have joined us and encourage you to get to know the many faces that make up our UIW community.  Welcome aboard!




Our Lady’s Chapel Services

All are welcome. 

  • Noon Mass, Monday – Friday
  • Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m.
  • Sunday evening mass resumes at 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 with Fr. Tom Dymowski, O.SS.T. (210) 829-3131 or

september 11 ecumenical serviceFr. Tom Dymowski (right), UIW chaplain, honored Maj. Bill Coker (left), retired chaplain of the U.S. Air Force, and Christopher Small (center), UIW police officer, for their hard work and service to our community at the 9/11 Ecumenical Service.

UIW Sisters Conference
In celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life, UIW is partnering with the National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC) in presenting Catholic Sisters: Who They Are and Why the World Needs Them. The event, Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the UIW Music Concert Hall, will feature Sr. Mary Johnson, SNDdeN, PhD, Sr. Patricia Wittberg, SC, PhD, and Dr. Mary Gautier, PhD, authors of the highly acclaimed book, New Generations of Catholic Sisters: The Challenge of Diversity. Come meet a new generation of young women and learn why they have said yes to being called “Sister.” Topics of discussion will include the changing demographics of Catholicism in the United States and the direction of Catholic orders in the future. This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP at this link. For info, contact Mission & Ministry at (210) 829-3128. 

Backyard Solidarity: The Immigration Reality of Today
Join Mission and Ministry on Friday, Sept. 18 from 3 – 5 p.m. at the Oblate School of Theology Whitley Theological Center (285 Oblate Drive, San Antonio, TX 78216) for Backyard Solidarity: The Immigration Reality of Today. Guest speakers will include Jonathan Ryan, J.D., R.A.I.C.E.S., Fr. Phillip Ley and Dr. Victor Carmona. For info, contact Mission & Ministry at (210) 829-3128. 

The Song of the People: Music for Your Whole Community
All are invited to attend the 20th annual Pastoral Music Workshop, Sept. 25 & 26 in Our Lady’s Chapel presented by the Pastoral Institute and UIW Music Ministry.  The workshop opens with a concert, from 7 – 9 p.m., Friday, Sept 25, and continues on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  This year's presenters Jaime Cortez from Mesa, Ariz., and Curtis Stephan, from Coppell, Texas are composers and parish music directors associated with Oregon Catholic Press. The 2015 workshop, titled "The Song of the People: Music for Your Whole Community" will address incorporating bilingual music in worship. This event in pastoral music is perfect for church musicians, choir members or anyone interested in pastoral music.  Cost to attend is $50 per person and $40 per person for groups of 3 more.  After Sept. 11 the cost is $55 and $45. To register and for info, please contact Sr. Eilish Ryan (210) 829-3871 or



All Quartets Concert
Camerata of San Antonio will present Haydn: String Quartet in D minor, H.III, Op.76 No.2 "Fifths,"
Tsintsadze: Miniatures for String Quartet (Based on Georgian Folksongs)
and Beethoven: String Quartet in C Major, Op.59 No.3 "Rasumovsky." This event is hosted by the UIW Department of Music and will take place Sunday, Sept. 13 from 3 – 4:30 p.m. in the UIW Music Building Concert Hall, Room 103. For ticket information, call (210) 492-9519 or visit For all other inquiries, contact the UIW Department of Music at (210) 829-3855 or

hispanic heritage month
Above is a list of events happening around campus celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. For more info, contact Paul Ayala at (210) 805-5863 or

Constitution Day
Constitution Day is Thursday, Sept. 17 and UIW will host a presentation from 5 – 6:30 p.m. in the Mabee Library Auditorium. This is the day that the U.S. Constitution was signed at the Constitutional Convention in 1787. This year, our speaker is Judge Patrick Higginbotham of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He will speak on the constitutional convention then the "revolution" of the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments, with the Equal Protection Clause setting up the interpretation dynamic used in critical cases today. For info, contact Dr. Gary Keith at (210) 832-2183 or

Meet the Mission 2015
The Tenth Annual Meet the Mission Day is, Friday, Sept. 18. Join the University of the Incarnate Word community as we reach out and engage the greater San Antonio community with service. University employees can support this event in numerous ways (large and small), before, during, or after Sept. 18. Visit for info.

Guest Artist Series
The UIW Department of Music, in collaboration with UTSA, is hosting David Small (UT Austin), baritone, and Joachim Reinhuber (Texas A&M – Kingsville), piano, to perform a song cycle by Schubert, Winterreise on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the UIW Concert Hall. Tickets are free for UIW and UTSA students with ID, $15 for adults and $10 for military. For more info, contact Dr. Orit Eylon at (210) 829-3858 or  

Department News

employee campaign captainsThis year’s Employee Campaign Captains gathered on Thursday, Sept. 10 in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room to prep for another record-breaking year. Don’t forget that the annual Employee Campaign Kick-Off Party is Thursday, Sept. 17 at 12 p.m. on the Brackenridge Villa Lawn. For more info, contact the Office of Development at (210) 829-6013.

sister martha annProvost Kathi Light and Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, (pictured above) were featured speakers at the annual Honors Convocation. Ninety honors faculty, alumni and students gathered together to kick off the new academic year. A reception followed the formal program, which was organized by Jean Loden, director of the Honors Program.

Mobile Applications User’s Group Meeting
The Mobile Applications User’s Group will focus on mobile applications for all mobile devices on Friday, Sept. 11 from 12 – 1 p.m. in the Gorman Building, Room 212. These include the iPad, iPhone, Android and Surface. This meeting will feature a tour of the Surface Pro tablet now available for faculty and students. We will include a demonstration of how to access your Outlook mail account and explain some of the finer points of the tablet. There will also be a review of the newly updated UIW mobile app. For more info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or

Blackboard User’s Group Meeting
Five things that you did not know you could do in Blackboard – record video, build groups, create interactive assignments and more. Join Terry Peak on Friday, Sept. 18 from 12 – 1 p.m. in the Gorman Building, Room 212 as he shows you some interesting tips and tricks that you may not have known you could do in the Blackboard LMS. Bring your laptop or tablet. For more info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or|

September Redbird Research On Call

  • Monday, Sept. 14 - Arts & Humanities Research Assistance from 2 – 4 p.m. in the Music Building. For more information, please contact Farhad Moshiri at or (210) 829-3842.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 16 - Brainstormin' in Gorman: Business Research Help from 9  – 10 a.m., Gorman Building, 1st Floor. For more information, please contact Paul Andersen at or (210) 829-6010.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 22 - Chemistry Research Assistance from 1−3 p.m., Bonilla Science Hall, 1st Floor. For more information, please contact Christina Seeger at or (210) 883-1121.
  • Thursday, Sept. 24 – Library Research Assistance from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Gorman Building, 1st Floor. For more information, contact Mary Jinks at or (210) 829-3839.
  • Thursday, Sept. 24 - Health Sciences Research Assistance from 12 −1:30 p.m., Nursing Building, 1st Floor. For more information, please contact Dell Davis at or (210) 829-6054

Women and Gender Studies Speaker's Series: Dr. Scott Dittloff
The Women and Gender Studies program presents Dr. Scott Dittloff speaking on Monday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room about "FEMEN, Hollaback, and Slutwalk: Assertive or Aggressive Human Rights?” Light Refreshments to follow. For more info, contact Emily Clark at (210) 283-5061 or

Retirement Celebration
Join the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences on Thursday, Sept. 24 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room to celebrate new beginnings honoring Dr. Pat Lonchar and Dr. Harold Rodinsky. All faculty, staff and administrators are welcome. For more info, contact Lorraine Ewers at (210) 829-6070 or

Athletics News

Cardinal Spotlight

away trips footballSoar with the Cardinals on their away game to UTEP from Sept. 25 – 26. Reserve your spot now at (210) 805-3000. 

UIW Soccer Season
The UIW Athletics Department invites the community to enjoy men and women’s soccer.  Games for September are listed below.

Men’s Soccer for the Week:
Sept. 11: Men’s Soccer vs. Sacramento State at Phoenix, Ariz., 7 p.m.
Sept. 13: Men’s Soccer vs. Green Bay at Phoenix, Ariz., 2 p.m.
Sept. 18: Men’s Soccer vs. Central Arkansas, Benson Stadium, 8 p.m.

Women’s Soccer for the Week:
Sept. 11: Women’s Soccer vs. Oral Roberts at Tulsa, Okla., 7 p.m.
Sept. 12: Women’s Soccer at Tulsa, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 18: Women’s Soccer vs. Houston Baptist, Benson Stadium, 5 p.m.

UIW Football Season
The UIW Athletics Department invites the community to enjoy the football season.  Games for September are listed below.

Football for the Week:
Sept. 12: Football at McNeese State, 6 p.m.
Sept. 19: Football vs. Nicholls, Benson Stadium, 2 p.m.

For info, please contact Athletics at (210) 805-3000.


Community News

mayor ivy taylor football game
Sheryll Bonilla with her husband, Henry Bonilla, former United States congressman, and Sr. Kathleen Coughlin, vice president for institutional advancement, joined San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor and her guest at the tailgate of UIW’s first football game on Saturday, Sept. 5

sr. dot celebrationThe Ettling Center for Civic Leadership would like to invite the UIW Community to a simple gathering and prayer at the Cemetery of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word to celebrate and remember the life and gifts of Sr. Dorothy “Dot” Ettling on Monday, Sept. 14 at 4:30 p.m. If you are unable to make the time frame on Monday afternoon, the Ettling Center staff invites you to drop by our office in the Administration Building, Room 158, and pick up a carnation to place at her place of rest in the Cemetery of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word at a time that best meets your schedule. For more info, contact Dr. Ricardo Gonzalez at 210-283-6423, or

employee campaign kick off

honor roll

UIW’s Dr. Lopita Nath, chair and associate professor of history, Monica Cruz, director of the Ettling Center for Civic Leadership, and Maria Elena Bedolla Camarena, UIW student, represented UIW in receiving the 2015 Honor Roll with Distinction as part of the Fifth Annual President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge National Gathering. The President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge being held at Howard University in Washington D.C. on Sept. 10 – 11 is an initiative led by the U.S. Department of Education's Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, the White House, and the Corporation for National and Community Service

Special Months Planning Committees

Faculty and staff are invited to be on one or more committees to plan these special observances:


  • Sept. – Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Oct. - Season of Peace and Justice including Peace Day
  • Nov. – Native American Heritage Month
  • Feb. – African American Heritage Month
  • Feb. – Asian New Year Celebration
  • Mar. – Women’s History Month
  • Apr. – Earth Month including Earth Day


Please indicate which one and send your name, e-mail, and phone to Dr. Sally Said or Sr. Martha Ann Kirk

Call for presentations during the October Season of Peace and Justice
Presentations related to themes of Catholic Social Teaching are welcomed throughout the month of October. At this time following the lead of Pope Francis, UIW will be particularly emphasizing care of creation. See the “Call for Presentations” on the left at Another link of note is located here. If you have questions, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at

Light the Way Volunteer Day
Join us for the 2015 Light the Way Volunteer Day on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and/or 1 –4 p.m. in the Convocation Center to help prepare for one of the most anticipated events of the holiday season. Assist by replacing discolored and broken bulbs to ensure our campus continues to shine bright. Enjoy free breakfast or lunch, earn community service hours and enjoy some holiday cheer. Students, faculty and alumni are invited to participate. Families are also welcome, but please no children under the age of 10. Click here to register. For info, contact Taylor Nurmi, or 210-829-6001.

UIW Phonathon 2015
UIW Phonathon 2015 is occurring in the McCracken House starting Saturday, Oct. 3 through Wednesday, Oct. 14. This event poses opportunities for students such as: free training, great networking, potential paid opportunities, community service hours and a chance to win prizes. Please contact Patrick Greener for more info at (210) 805-5832 or



Faculty Family Potluck
Welcome back to our faculty. Bring your family, a significant other or come on your own on Friday, Sept. 11, 6:30 – 9 p.m. in the Student Gallery of the Fine Arts Building. Children are welcome. Bring some food to share. Ice tea will be provided, but you are welcome to bring any type of drink you like. This potluck is sponsored by Faculty Mentoring. For info, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at or Dr. Brian McBurnett at

Fall Workshops
Workshops hosted by each school are listed below.  Please contact the Dean’s office for additional info.

School Workshops & events

  • Rosenberg School of Optometry (RSO): Dr. Timothy Wingert; Fri., Sept. 18, 2015 = First Faculty meeting
  • Extended Academic Programs (EAP): Dr. Cyndi W. Porter; Sat., Sept. 26, 2015 = Fall Faculty Assembly, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Norris Conference Center

Extended Academic Studies

UIW ADCaP and UIW Online Information Session
Join the UIW Extended Academic Programs for an information session on the Adult Degree Completion Program (ADCaP) and UIW Online on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Schertz Civic Center at 1400 Schertz Parkway. UIW will be highlighting opportunities for adult students to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree at one of our six locations in San Antonio or completely online. We will feature the nine concentrations available for our Bachelor of Science of Business Administration including Project Management and Social Marketing. The five concentrations in the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree will also be detailed. To RSVP call (210) 757-0202 or email Visit for more details.

EAP Business Student Awarded $1,000 Board Award
EAP Delta Mu Delta Faculty Advisor, Ryan Lunsford, is happy to announce that one of our EAP business students, Blaise Mosah Muluh, has been presented the $1,000 Delta Mu Delta Director Award.  Congratulations to Dr. Lunsford and Blaise!

For Your Students


Prep for Internship Fair
Prepare for your next internship with Career Services on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 12 p.m. in the Mabee Library Auditorium. For info, please contact Darlene Moczygemba at (210) 829-3931 or

Arts & Music Festival Auditions
The annual UIW Arts and Music Festival will be held on Thursday, Oct. 22 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in Marian Circle, Dubuis Lawn and the Mabee Library. 
Music, theater, and poetry slam performance auditions are scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Mabee Library Auditorium. Prepare a 4 – 6 minute excerpt of the work of your choice. These can be multi-person or solo performances. Please RSVP for the audition to Olivia Morales by Monday, Sept. 21 at (210) 683-7632 or

TechAssist Workshop

This student-centered event on Friday, Sept. 25 from 12 – 1 p.m. in the Gorman Building, Room 212 will focus on how to effectively share information with your audience using PowerPoint. At the end of this half-hour session, you will know the secrets to minimizing boredom and maximizing attention. In other words, you learn how to stop your PowerPoint presentation from becoming “PowerPointless.” For more info, contact Terry Peak at (210) 829-3920 or

Academic Papers Institute Workshop
The Graduate Support Center’s Graduate Institutes Workshop allows you to attend four workshops in one day! The Graduate Institutes include a focus on Graduate Writing, Academic Papers, and Academic and Career Success. This workshop is Saturday, Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the Nursing Building, Room 214. Registration is required. For info and registration, contact Jessica Mesa at or (210) 832-5628.


Employee Health & Wellness


Employee Zumba Class
The Employee Wellness Zumba class resumed Thursday, Aug 27 in a private classroom in the Barshop Natatorium, Room 114. There will be privacy, which lends itself to better workouts. Class dates and times are Mondays and Thursdays from 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. You are required to swipe your UIW ID at the front desk upon entering. Contact Candace Graham at (210) 829-2703 or for info.

Employee Lunch & Learn: Stress and Time Management

The Employee Wellness Committee welcomes Dr. Keith Tucker to present a Stress and Time Management lunch and learn on Thursday, Sept. 17 from 12 – 1 p.m. in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. RSVP at For info, contact Kristi Galloway at (210) 805-5873 or


High Schools

Incarnate Word High School - Save the Date


St. Anthony Catholic High School Events
Save the dates and mark your calendars.

  • Partners for Good with SACHS – From 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12:  Goodwill Industries of San Antonio will place donation trailers on the SACHS campus. 
Each full truck will result in up to $1,000 for the school. This year, Goodwill is also accepting furniture donations. All donations to Goodwill will be used for re-sale in their stores to fund their exceptional educational programs and services. It’s win-win collaboration for SACHS and Goodwill Industries. Be on the lookout for further details in the coming weeks. All proceeds benefit the SACHS chapel fund. 
For more information, contact Rosi Cortez,, 210 832-5691.

Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at

Visit Incarnate Word High School at

Visit the UIW Prep website at


American Cancer Society "Ranch Chic Fashion Show"
The Ranch Chic Fashion Show, sponsored by and for the benefit of the American Cancer Society, is a very special event on Thursday, Sept. 24 from 6:30 – 10 p.m. at the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room honoring cancer survivors. Over 15 cancer survivors will be modeling in the show along with community celebrities and noteworthy anchors from KENS-TV. Cavender Boot is providing the fabulous fashions and Wrangler jeans are a major sponsor. Tickets are $75. For more info, contact Renee Silber at (210) 595-0249 or

Our sympathies and prayers go to:

  • Anthony Ludolph & family on the recent loss of his sister, Elizabeth Dowling Ludolph Bond (BA ’46).
  • Jon Butler & family on the recent loss of his sister, Col. Norma Jean Butler, USAF (ret.) (BSN ’74).
  • Mark & Marisa Guerra & family on the recent loss of their mother, Anna Guerra (IWHS ’72).
  • The family of Joy Marion Koch Smith (BA ’47) on her recent death.



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