The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: July 22, 2011

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The UIW House of CARDS is well on its way to completion. It’s set to be finished by the beginning of the fall semester.


Our Lady’s Chapel Services
All are welcome.

  • Noon Mass, Monday – Thursday. Less than 30 minutes
  • Spanish Mass at noon on Fridays
  • Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m.
  • Liturgy of the Hours evening prayer at 5 p.m. every Wednesday


Dr. Shawn Daly, Dr. Chris Garcia and Dr. Dan Dominguez attended the Alamo Heights Chamber of Commerce mixer on Thursday in the Brackenridge Villa.

PhD Information Session
Come and learn about how you can advance your career within the realm of education. Faculty members will attend this information session from 6-8 p.m. July 25 in the library auditorium to answer questions regarding admission, curriculum and financial assistance. The Doctor of Philosophy prepares students through interdisciplinary study for scholarly research and professional contribution. The degree has three concentrations: Higher Education, International Education and Entrepreneurship, and Organizational Leadership. For more information, contact Elisabeth Levy at 210-805-3554 or

2nd Annual Luau & Margarita Tasting
Alumni Relations will host this fun mixer to celebrate the summer in style... with a twist... and some leis, tiki torches and giveaways too. Enjoy appetizers and a complimentary margarita sponsored by the Holiday Inn Airport Hotel. The margarita tasting will allow each attendee to sample three flavors of margaritas and receive one margarita of their favorite flavor. This free event will be from 6-9:30 p.m. July 28 at the Holiday Inn Airport Hotel. For more information, contact Steve Hemphill at 210-805-3595 or

Mozart Festival Texas
The Mozart Festival Texas is a series of four concerts, held on successive Saturday evenings at Our Lady's Chapel, featuring the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Programs include orchestral, operatic and chamber music repertoire. Performers for Mozart Festival will include members of the UIW music faculty and other outstanding professional musicians from throughout South Texas. Concerts begin at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 23, July 30, Aug. 6 and Aug. 13. Admission costs $20. For more information, contact Roland Sul at (210) 829-3855 or

Rock N' Red Birds Marathon Team
Join the Rock N' Red Birds as they walk, jog and run the San Antonio Rock N' Roll Marathon & Half Marathon. Joining the Rock N' Red Birds team gets you a $10 discount on registration and the camaraderie that comes with accomplishing a large health goal. Take the Get Fit Challenge with us and do something big this year! For more information on joining the team, contact Assistant Director of Alumni Relations Steve Hemphill at 210-805-3595 or

Department News

Banner System Downtime
Banner and Bannerweb will be unavailable from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, July 31 in order to perform required system upgrades. If you have trouble logging into the system after the scheduled downtime, call the Help Desk at Ext. 2721, locally at 210-829-2721, or toll-free at 866-614-5043. For more information, contact Sandy Givens at (210) 829-3949 or

Cloud File Storage Availability
Information Technology introduces Stoneware, a web-based tool that allows you to access UIW’s private cloud. It’s like taking a UIW desktop environment wherever you go. Services include file storage space (so you don’t have to keep up with that flash drive), and single sign-on to various resources such as Cardinal Mail, library databases, Banner INB and Blackboard. You can access Microsoft Office 2010 applications even if the computer you are working on does not have Office installed. Take Stoneware for a test drive by visiting: and logging in with your UIW username/password (same information you use to log into your work computer or access Cardinal Mail). Several support documents linked below have been created to assist you. If you have additional questions, call the Help Desk at Ext. 2721.

Remotely Access UIW Resources

Remotely Access Banner

Remotely Access your Files

Access Library Databases

Blackboard & Office 2010 Summer Training Schedule
The UIW department of Instructional Technology is offering faculty and staff the opportunity to update their Blackboard and Office 2010 skills. All classes will be held in Room G16 of the Mabee Library. Space is limited, so register soon. Email registration requests to Terry Peak at

Blackboard Collaborate - Introductory Course
9-10 a.m. Aug. 8, 10, 15, 16
Blackboard Collaborate is a virtual classroom solution with audio, video, application sharing and content display capabilities. Instructors may capture and archive lectures for future playback through Blackboard. The introductory course provides an overview of the basic features and benefits.

Blackboard Collaborate - Advanced Course
1-2 p.m. Aug. 8, 10, 15, 16
The advanced course will be taught online. Participants will plan, design and present a session. Attendees will also critique the session of their colleagues. 

Blackboard Grade Center
9-10 a.m. Aug. 11, 18 
1-2 p.m. Aug. 9
The Grade Center can record data, monitor student progress and communicate information to students. It is also a valuable tool to assist with making informed decisions to take action to promote student progress. 

Blackboard Assessment and Content Management
9-10 a.m. Aug. 9
1-2 p.m. Aug. 18
Content Areas contain a variety of learning materials such as tests, assignments and other downloadable content that instructors use to present information relevant to their courses.

Summer 2011 Faculty Training Series
The UIW Department of Instructional Technology is offering faculty and staff the opportunity to learn from their colleagues. Faculty members will present one- and two-hour classes highlighting how they integrate technology into their courses. All classes will be held in Room G16 of the Mabee Library. Space is limited, so register soon. Email registration requests to Terry Peak at   

  • Aug. 10, 10-11 a.m. – Hybrid Learning: Lessons Learned and Best Practices – Dr. Pat Lonchar and Dr. Mary Beth Swofford share their experiences, successes and best practices with instructors who want to teach using hybrid learning tools.    

Community News

UIW in the News
Spotlight: Mozart Festival Texas

Incarnate Word football program poised to take next step in process ...

Recycling Containers
Please help get the word out if you have any contact with the many visitors on campus this summer: The blue containers are for paper, cans and bottles only. Put all garbage in other containers.

Faculty Focus

Board Appointment
Dr. Annette Craven has been appointed to the 2011 Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The award, created by public law in 1987, is the highest level of national recognition for performance excellence that a U.S. organization can receive. She will be responsible for reviewing and evaluating applications submitted for the award. The board is composed of about 500 leading experts selected from industry, professional and trade organizations, education and health care organizations and nonprofits (including government).

To share your news with the UIW community, send your announcements and accomplishments to Ashley Festa at  

High Schools

SACHS Rummage Sale
The St. Anthony Catholic High School Class of 2013 will be hosting a Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 in the SACHS gym, 3200 McCullough Avenue, San Antonio, Texas 78212. The cost of a space inside the gym is $25, and reservations for spaces are limited. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Eydie Villalpando at or 854-7750 or Sylvia Leon at or 241-1029.

Visit Incarnate Word High School at

Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at

Visit the UIW Prep website at


Our prayers and sympathy go to:

  • Carolyn & Mel Danysh (UIW friends) & family on the recent loss of his father, Raymond F. Danysh.
  • Amanda (BA ’96) & Ron McFadden & family on the recent loss of her father, Joseph A. Mustacchio.
  • Rose (BA ’01) & Jose Ontiveros & family on the recent loss of his father, Jose Santos Ontiveros, Sr.

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