The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: June 13 , 2008

Photo of the Week

The Texas Nurses Association District 8 and Sigma Theta Tau International Delta Alpha Chapter-at-large (the local chapters of both organizations) held the annual Nurse Imagemakers recognition luncheon at Oak Hills Country Club.Dr. Laura Muñoz and Annette Etnyre attended. This year, 33 local nurses were honored, including Etnyre.


Donate School Supplies
Donate old school supplies to students at Mexicano Centro Cristiano para los Sordos. Each year, a Texas mission team presents Vacation Bible School at this private Christian school for deaf children in Mexico. Donations will be accepted at Campus Ministry in the Chapel Building until June 19. The Texas mission team will be delivering supplies to the school June 21. For more information, contact mission team member Rachel Cywinski at


Farewell Reception
The comptroller will have a farewell reception for Margaret Esparza-Lee who has worked in the Business Office for eight years as the Business Office Manager. The reception will be from 3 - 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 17 in AD 155. Light refreshments will be served. Her last day is June 20.

Tennis Camp Schedule
The camp runs from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday - Thursday; 9 a.m. - noon on Friday. The cost is $200 per person. Sign up online at the tennis site at or call the tennis office at (210) 283-5006. For more information, e-mail John Newman at Remaining dates are as follows:

Session 2: June 16-20
Session 3: June 23-27
Session 4: July 7-11
Session 5: July 14-18
Session 6: July 21-25
Session 7: July 28-Aug. 1
Session 8: Aug. 4-8

Pastoral Institute 40th Anniversary Conference
Summer 2008 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Pastoral Institute at the University of the Incarnate Word. The theme is Catechesis as Ministry of the Word. Conference packet pickup and on-site registration will be at the UIW International Conference Center. Costs for the full conference: $50 General Public; $40 Groups of 3 or more, per person; $40 IW Graduates and Students. Cost for individual sessions, per session: $18 General Public; $15 UIW Graduates and Students. For more information, contact Sr. Eilish Ryan at or 829-3880.

Workshop in Pastoral Music
The Pastoral Institute at UIW invites you to the 13th annual Workshop in Pastoral Music on Friday, June 27, and Saturday, June 28 at Our Lady’s Chapel. Composer and presenter Steve Warner is the founder of the internationally-known Folk Choir at the University of Notre Dame. Pre-registration runs until June 14 and costs $ 40 per person for the full workshop, $35 per person for three or more from the same parish or group. The cost for only the Friday concert is $15. Saturday single sessions cost $15 per person. After June 16, the cost rises to $50 person/$40 groups and $15 single sessions. For more information, contact Sr. Eilish Ryan at or 829-3871.

Department News

Instructional Technology Summer Training Schedule 2008
The free training classes are offered to faculty and staff by reservation only and seating is limited. All classes begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m. The following sessions will take place in Room 230 of the Mabee Library. Make reservations via e-mail to: At least five participants must register for each session in order for the session to take place. Please contact Terry or Adela if you are unable to attend a session so that we can offer your seat to someone else. Upcoming classes include:

June 16

Microsoft Access

June 17 & 18

Blackboard Basics

Aug 11 & 12

Blackboard Basics

Aug 13 & 14

Blackboard Advanced

Aug 20-22

Practical Applications for Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2007

Community News

UIW in the News

UIW women's tennis end year in top 20

Goodyear wins again

An article on the Feik School of Pharmacy ran in the Summer 2008 edition of the Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists. To read the article, visit

Faculty Focus

Have a great summer, faculty members!

High Schools

Incarnate Word High School

  • June 16-27: Summer school 2nd session begins
  • Aug. 11-12: Final fall registration
  • Aug. 14: Freshman and transfer orientation
  • Aug. 18: First day of school


Upcoming Athletics Events
Click here for the UIW athletics schedule.

Saint Peter Prince of Apostle School Summer Camp
The summer camp will be from June 2 – Aug. 5. It is available for children ages 3-12. For more information, visit

Our sympathy and prayers go to:

  • Roland (UIW Development Board member) & Diane Trevino on the recent loss of her mother; Robert Sosa (Director/Grant Dept.), and Lionel (Emeriti Board of Trustees) & Kathy Sosa on the recent loss of their cousin, Viola Barrios.
  • Raymond (BBA ’90) & Mary Bordelon and David (MA ’94) & Shelby Bordelon on the recent loss of their mother, Opal Louis Bagwell Bordelon (BA ’73).
  • The family of Gertrude Geraine Callahan (BS ’83) on her recent death.
  • Dr. Scott Griggs (UIW Pharmacy Faculty) & family on the recent loss of his grandmother, Fay Rene Booker Griggs.
  • Sean & Shawanna (UIW staff) Harvey & family on the recent loss of their son, Abram Micah Harvey.
  • The family of Louise Burnam Jones (BA ’73) on her recent death.
  • Gilbert & Irene (B. of Music ’73) Kissling & family on the recent loss of their daughter-in-law, Ann Louise Kissling.
  • The family of Dorothy Wagner McGlothlin (Bachelor of Music ’33; MEd. ’58) on her recent death.
  • Todd (BBA ’96) & Jennifer Redman & family on the recent loss of his father, David Elmer Redman (Former UIW Faculty).
  • The family of Joan Ellen Schriewer (IWHS ’49; BSN ’53) on her recent death.
  • Sr. Mona Smiley, CCVI (BA ’67; MA ’75) and Sr. Brigida Smiley, CCVI, on the recent loss of their brother, John J. (Jack) Smiley.
  • Ellen Shull (BA ’72), on the recent loss of her husband; Tim (BS ’84) & Katie Shull, Mike & Bernice (BA ’90) Shull, and Dana Shull on the recent loss of their father; and Kathryn Schull (IWHS ’04) on the recent loss of her grandfather, John A. Shull Sr.