The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: february 28, 2014

Photo of the Week

MArdi Gras
Faculty, staff and neighboring business volunteers set up booths at the Mardi Gras Wellness Fair in the Marian Ballroom on Wednesday, Feb. 26 to inform the UIW community of healthy choices and opportunities. A student receives advice from a volunteer professional.


Our Lady’s Chapel Services
All are welcome.

  • Noon Mass, Monday – Thursday. Less than 30 minutes
  • Spanish Mass at noon on Fridays (Note: there will be no Mass at noon on Friday, Feb. 28)
  • Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.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

Ash Wednesday Services
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent. The following services will be provided for the UIW community on main campus and external sites (ashes will be distributed at all services):

  • 8:00 a.m. Our Lady's Chapel – Mass
  • 11:00 a.m. Physical Therapy - Ecumenical Service
  • 12:00 p.m. Our Lady's Chapel – Mass
  • 12:15 p.m. Rosenberg School of Optometry – Mass
  • 2:30 p.m. Bowden Eye Clinic - Ecumenical Service
  • 4:00 p.m. Feik School of Pharmacy – Ecumenical
  • 5:45 p.m. UIW Marian Hall Ballroom – Ecumenical
  • 7:30 p.m. IWHS Chapel - ADCAP - Ecumenical Service
  • 9:20 p.m. Our Lady's Chapel - Liturgy of the Word

For more information, please contact Beth Villarreal at (210) 829-3128 or or visit

CCVI Spirit Award Nominations
The CCVI Spirit Award recognizes a member of the faculty, staff or administration who has demonstrated the spirit of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. One award is given each year and it is time to make your nomination. To request a nomination form and for more information, please contact University Mission and Ministry (UMM) at 210-829-3128 or Nominations are due no later than Feb. 28 to Sr. Walter Maher, vice president for UMM.


Baseball and Softball Group Options
What a better way to spend a San Antonio spring day than at the ballpark!

The Baseball Picnic Pavilion includes a grill for your group to use and 15 tickets in the MVP green chair backs.These premiere seats on the 1st base side are exclusive for Picnic Pavilion use and group outings. This also gives you the opportunity to BYOB/food to cook on the grill. Don’t want to bring in food to cook yourself – we provide a wide variety of catering packages to choose from. The Picnic Pavilion without any catering add-on is: $150 for non-conference games, and $225 for Southland conference games.All games are $150 with a department Cardinals Club membership.

Also available at Cardinals Softball Field, reserve the left field “Porch Suite” at softball for all the same fun as the Sullivan Field Picnic Pavilion. Once you watch a game from left field, you will never sit in the stands again! Southland Conference games are $225, non-conference games are $150.

To learn more or purchase group options, please contact the UIW Ticket Office at (210) 805-3000.

UIW's Department of Theatre Arts presents “Dead Man's Cell Phone”
UIW's Department of Theatre Arts presents “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” by award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl. The play is a darkly comic fable for our post-modern world. Technology has made our lives easier by connecting us, but is easier always better when it comes to human relationships? The cell phone allows us to always “be there” for each other – even when we really aren’t. What if you were sitting in a quiet café and some guy at the table next to you refused to answer his incessantly ringing cell phone? Would you answer it for him? A quiet woman does and it sends her on a strange but exciting journey of self-discovery in our technologically obsessed world. UIW’s “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” features lighting by Melissa Gaspar, costumes by Margaret Mitchell and direction by Robert Ball. Cost: adults $10; seniors $9; Non-UIW students $8; groups (10 or more) $6; UIW students, faculty and staff may attend free of charge by presenting their valid ID. Performances are Friday, Feb. 28, and Saturday, Mar. 1 at 8 p.m. (Fridays and Saturdays) at Elizabeth Huth Coates Theatre. For more info, contact the Department of Theatre Arts at 210-829-3800 or

Senior Recitals

  • Senior Federico Cardenas will perform his senior recital on Friday, Feb. 28, in Our Lady’s Chapel at 7:30 p.m.
  • Senior Justyn Arellano will perform his senior recital on Saturday, March 1, 5-7 p.m. at Our Lady's Chapel.

For more info, contact the UIW Music Department at 210-829-3855 or

Alternative Spring Break
Alternative Spring Break is a neighborhood cleanup and house painting effort undertaken by teams of UIW students, faculty, and staff each weekday during Spring Break (March 10-14). Breakfast, lunch, and transportation to and from the sites will be provided. Each day of service will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude by 3 p.m. Volunteer for as many days as you like! Visit, click on “Find a Sign Up” and enter the email address For more info, contact Dr. Chris Edelman at

37th Annual Swing-In Auction Party & Golf Tournament - Volunteers Needed
Calling all faculty, staff and administrators who are interested in volunteering for this year's Swing-In Auction Party & Golf Tournament! This two-day event raises funds for student scholarships. To date, over $3.3 million dollars have been raised. You can volunteer for the auction party at the McCombs Center Rosenberg Sky Room on Thursday, May 1 or the golf tournament at The Republic Golf Course on Friday, May 2. Please contact Kayla Rice, PR special events coordinator, for more information and to sign up at

2014 Corporate Cup - Join Team UIW
Over 5,000 people representing over 75 companies will come to UIW on May 31, 2014 to compete in an Olympic-style all day event known as the Corporate Cup. Employees, faculty and staff are invited to join Team UIW to compete in 13 activities and sports, tailgate throughout the day, and enjoy UIW camaraderie. Watch the recruitment video here. Don’t want to compete in an activity? Volunteers are needed to help us at the Team UIW tailgating tent. Families and friends are welcome to attend and support. Please contact Rick Smith, assistant athletics director and Title IX deputy coordinator, at (210) 283-6448 or to register.

Department News

UIW Office of Public Relations welcomes new member
UIW’s Office of Public Relations welcomes Jonathan Salas to the team. Salas will serve as social media/communications specialist and will implement social media strategies and contribute to online communication for the University. He is responsible for both internal and external electronic communication including the employee newsletter and the University blog. His experience in marketing and event production includes contributions for the San Antonio Museum of Art, the City of San Antonio, People en Espanol and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Lone Star Emmy Awards. While attending college, he held public relations and media internships with Texas A&M University-San Antonio, the Alamo Colleges and Univision’s local affiliate, KWEX-41, where he was a member of the Emmy Award winning project, Proyecto U. Salas holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Journalism from Texas A&M University-San Antonio.

Please continue to submit your events via the “Request for Event Promotion” form found at: All announcements and other communication can be forwarded to him directly. You can contact Jonathan at or (210) 832-2162

Adobe Contribute Training
Need help uploading an image to your website? Or perhaps, linking a PDF document to your home page? The Office of Web Development is offering an Adobe Contribute training class on Friday, Mar. 7, 2-3 p.m. in the Mabee Library, Room 230 for UIW web content editors seeking a refresher in maintaining their unit/department websites. Those interested in attending are urged to R.S.V.P. by contacting Joe Vasquez at x5815 or

Web of Science Workshop
Web of Science indexes articles from the highest impact journals across the science and medical fields. Join PT Librarian, Anthony Micchelli, on Tuesday, Mar. 4, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for a workshop on using Web of Science. Attendees are invited to bring their laptop and lunch. For more information, please contact Anthony Micchelli at (210) 283-6920 or

Call for Tech Fair 2014 Proposals
The Department of Instructional Technology is proud to announce the annual UIW Tech Fair on Wednesday, April 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Marian Hall. They are currently seeking proposals for interactive and engaging presentations that address the many areas related to technology in higher education. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to submit a proposal. Proposal deadline will be on Friday, March 7. Proposals can be submitted here. For more information, please contact Ana Gonzalez at (210) 829-3937 or

Extended Academic Programs

EAP to be recognized as military friendly by “Military Times”  
Extended Academic Programs (EAP) has been informed by “Military Times” that they are on the top of the list for military friendly recognition.As such, they will include pictures of students and an interview with Dr. Cyndi Porter, EAP vice president. “Military Times” is read actively by all of the military branches, having the largest distribution of all providers.

EAP Director of Strategic Initiatives attends San Antonio Chamber of Commerce meetingJonathan Lovejoy, EAP Director of Strategic Initiatives, attended the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee meeting, where discussion covered the Chamber’s upcoming trip to Washington D.C. and the drawdown of military personnel. Recommended by the Secretary of Defense, the drawdown will have an impact on San Antonio due to its military ties as it is estimated that troop reduction levels should be available in the coming months meaning that San Antonio could see a slight reduction in the number of active duty military personnel.

Community News

L-R, Rosie Garcia, director of development, Roslyn Grimes administrative assistant to VP of Institutional Advancement and Janell Trevino, ADCaP adjunct faculty enjoy UIW’s 2014 Elevate Conference held Thursday, Feb 27 at the Bright Shawl.

UIW in the NEWS-Week in review

  • Incarnate Word wins first NCAA D-1 Title
    • The UIW men won the 2014 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday in Tennessee. Read more here.
  • UIW wins first D-1 Conference title
    • UIW men win first Division 1 conference title in swimming and taste victory as well in baseball. Read more to see the full results.

UIW Garden Workday
Learn how to work with fruit, vegetable, and ornamental plants at the UIW Community Garden (behind gorman), Friday, Feb. 28, 1-3 p.m. As the seasons change we will plant, prune, weed, and do many other garden related activities. Gain off-campus community service hours by bringing canned goods for the San Antonio Food Bank. For info, contact Stephen Lucke (210) 478-7292 or

First annual UIW CLARION Case Competition
The first annual UIW CLARION Case Competition will take place Friday, Feb. 28, 6-8 p.m. in the Mabee Library Auditorium. Three inter-professional student teams, consisting of students from the Feik School of Pharmacy, HEB School of Business and Administration’s Masters of Health Administration program, Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and the Physical Therapy School will present their case study analysis findings and recommendations on how to improve a health system’s process of delivering quality care to patients with congestive heart failure. For more information, please contact Jeff Berry at (210) 283-6387 or

First Annual Chili Cook-Off For Charity
The first annual Chili Cook-Off For Charity comes to the university’s Dubuis Lawn, Friday, Feb. 28, 6-9 p.m. admission is $5. All proceeds go to the San Antonio Food Bank. For more information, please contact James Alvarado at (210) 392-1190 or

UIW Vehicle Services has moved
The University’s Vehicle Services office has moved to 3303 Broadway. Please continue to contact Nina Georgoulakis for UIW transportation needs at (210) 829-3907 or Her new fax is (210) 829-8447.

UIW Part-Time Job & Internship Fair
Join us for the UIW Part-Time Job & Internship Fair on Tuesday, Mar. 4 from 2-4 p.m. on Marian Hall Ballroom.  Students are invited to visit with area employers regarding part-time job, internship and summer job opportunities.  Students should remember to dress professionally and bring copies of their resume. In the event of inclement weather, the Job Fair will move to Marian Hall Ballroom. For more information, please contact Career Services at (210) 829-3931 or

Women and Gender Studies presents speaker Rosie Castro
Rosie Castro, professor, activist and mother to Mayor Julian Castro and U.S. Congressman Joaquin Castro, will speak about her life and experiences, Tuesday, March 4, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Mabee Library Auditorium. For info, contact Dr. Emily Clark at (210) 283-5061 or For a complete list of events for Women’s History Month at UIW, please visit here.

Japanese Traditional Calligraphy
The UIW Institute of World Cultures is offering classes on the traditional art of Japanese calligraphy on Wednesday, March 5, in ICC Boardroom # 1. This hands-on workshop will teach participants how to write their name in Japanese and how to write with Japanese characters using traditional rice paper and ink. There are two convenient classes available: 4:30-5:30 p.m. or 6-7 p.m. The cost is $4/person to cover supplies. Each class is limited to 20 participants, so RSVP today – Kelsee McVey at (210) 805-5820 or

Dissertation presentation on leader-follower unity and theory based on perception
Evgenia (Jenia) V. Prilipko will defend her dissertation on Wednesday, March 5, 4-5:30 p.m. in the Mabee Library Special Collections Room. Prilipko’s dissertation chair is Dr. Jessica Kimmel. The title of her dissertation is Leader-Follower Unity: A Grounded Theory Based on Perceptions of Leadership and Followership Experts in the United States. For more information, please contact Duncan Hayes at (210) 829-2758 or

Last Call for 2014 Presidential Teaching Award Nominations
Nominations accepted through Friday, Feb. 2. The Presidential Teaching Award acknowledges and rewards a full-time faculty member who exemplifies excellence in teaching that leads to student engagement. A $5,000 stipend is presented to the recipient and recipients become members of the selection committee in succeeding years. Colleagues, current students and alumni may make nominations accompanied by the reason the nominee is deserving of the award. For full details and a nomination form, visit

Employee Health & Wellness

Wellness Tip of the Week
"Eating at least 3 ounce equivalents a day of whole grains may help with weight management. Use SuperTracker to see how much you've had. Having a snack attack? Reach for whole-wheat crackers - top them with hummus or a little peanut butter." Learn more here.

Cardinal Employee Boot Camp Training
Get fit and stay fit in 2014 with a New Year’s resolution you can stick to!Join the UIW Wellness Committee and be a part of the Cardinal Employee Boot Camp Training. Offered to all UIW, IWHS and SACHS employees, training consists of running, body weight exercises and light weight lifting. Classes began Jan. 13 and will run through May 9 every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6-7 a.m. in the UIW Wellness Center. The first two weeks are free for new members! Monthly payment plans are available: 1) $50 per month for two training sessions a week or 2) $75 per month for three training sessions a week. Payment can be made by cash or check to TejasFit or Dr. Alexander Hutchison. An email receipt will be provided. Only 30 spots are available. For details, contact Dr. Alexander Hutchison at 210-829-3182 or Please register. at

March “Lunch & Learn” Staying healthy while traveling
The UIW Employee Wellness Committee presents the March “Lunch and Learn.” Summer is just around the corner and traveling season will begin soon. Come to the" Lunch and Learn" to get tips on how to stay active and make healthy choices while traveling. Experts will share tips including nutrition, exercise and managing stress Thursday, Mar. 6, noon-1 p.m. in Marian Hall Ballroom. Please R.S.V.P. to Lunch will be provided for the first 40 to confirm their attendance. For more information, please contact the Wellness Center at (210) 805-5873 or

Faculty Focus

A Lunchtime Conversation: Building a Professional Life
Newly hired faculty are invited to the next Mentoring Program event. Join other first year faculty for a discussion of getting started on—or maintaining—a scholarly agenda. Lunch will be served.

  • Main Campus, Friday, Feb. 28, noon, AD 212

Please click on the following link,, to sign up for one of these options or contact Kathy Allwein at (210) 283-5030 or

High Schools

SACHS in the NEWS-Week in the review

  • Southside coach heads to St. Anthony
    • Edward Moreno joins St. Anthony as its new football coach. Read more here.

3rd Annual Taste of St. Anthony
The 3rd Annual Taste of St. Anthony will be held on Saturday, March 1, 6 p.m. at Whitley Theological Center (285 Oblate Dr.) The event includes a live and silent auction, open bar, exquisite dinner, and entertainment by Latin Grammy winner Joe Posada. Individual tickets: $50; reserved table for 10: $550. All Proceeds fund St. Anthony tuition assistance. Purchase tickets in the SACHS business office or call 210-832-5613.

Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at

Visit Incarnate Word High School at

Visit the UIW Prep website at


Women’s Global Connection (WGC) hosts Girls Global Summit
What does it mean to be a global citizen? A team of local high school girl students will lead the all-age summit on Saturday, March 1, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry (9725 Datapoint Dr., San Antonio, TX 78229) to explore this question. Presenters include other high school students who will speak about empowerment of women and girls in San Antonio and around the world. WGC will honor and hear from local global health leader Dr. Ruth Berggren, director of the Medical Humanities and Ethics Department at the University of Texas Health Science Center. Community service hours provided and the event and lunch are free. For details, contact WGC at 210-832-3208 or email Claudia Garcia-Guzman at WGC is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word.

South Texas Alamo Irish Festival
Harp & Shamrock Society of Texas presents the South Texas Alamo Irish Festiva on Saturday, Mar. 8:

  • 11:30 a.m.: St. Patrick’s Day Parade on the track of the Gayle & Tom Benson Stadium
  • 12:30 p.m.: San Antonio Gaelic Athletic Club Football Tournament

This Irish music festival features Irish ‘Colmhaltas’ musicians, San Antonio Pipe & Drums, and Joe Walmsley. Evening Headliner: Celtic rock band – Blaggards. The festival will also include authentic Irish cuisine, craft vendors, and a kids’ area. Free parking will be available on the campus of UIW. For more info, email or call 210-896-1598. All ages are welcome at this authentic Irish St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

Chapel of the Incarnate Word Concert Series 2014
Copperleaf Quintet will perform “Miserere Mei,” an hour of contemplative music for the Season of Lent on Sunday, March 9 at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. The event is free and open to the public. For more info, contact 210-829-2736.

Our Sympathy & Prayers Go To:

  • Dr. Jolene Beltrami (UIW assistant professor of mathematics) and family on the recent loss of her father, Joseph R. Beltrami, Sr.
  • Mary O’Brien (BA ’67) and family on the recent loss of her husband, Richard H. King.

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