The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: June 27, 2008

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Campus Ministry would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of support and love shown to Fr. Philip Lamberty on Wednesday at his farewell gathering. Faculty, staff, alumni and friends gathered to wish Fr. Philip farewell as he prepares to move to New Orleans next week. As he put it at one point during the gathering, he felt “submerged” and deeply touched by all the words of love that were expressed to him. Please continue to keep him in your prayers.


Help the Ronald McDonald House
Residence Life is collecting household supplies to donate to the Ronald McDonald House. Donation boxes are located in the Campus Life Office and on the first floor of the Administration Building. They need supplies to help clean the house, which needs to be germ free. For more information, call 829-6034 or e-mail or


Blessing Service
You are invited to a Blessing Service for the Incarnate Word Sisters preparing to make their final vows this summer: Sr. Guillermina Holguin, Sr. Maria de la Cruz Iñiguez, Sr. Erica Lopez, and Sr. Aracely Uranga. The service will be at 4 p.m. today in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word.

Lecture at the McNay
Margaret Mitchell will be giving a public lecture on costume designat 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 10 at the McNay Art Museum in the "Artists Looking at Art" series.

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:

Aug. 11 & 12

Blackboard Basics

Aug. 13 & 14

Blackboard Advanced

Aug. 20-22

Practical Applications for Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2007

Community News

Weight Watchers
Weight Watchers at Work needs six more members in order to have a meeting on campus. The meetings will be at 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting July 9. For more information or to sign up, call Health Services at 829-3126.

Hildebrand Closure
SAWS will plug a well that is located under a bridge on Hildebrand Road between 281 and UIW. This task will require partial closure of Hildebrand and may affect UIW. All the work will be performed at night, beginning at 10 p.m. Sunday, June 29 and finishing at 5 a. m. Monday, June 30.

Burr Road Parking Rules
To prevent congestion, the City of Alamo Heights will restrict parking on the curb of Burr Road between Broadway and N. New Braunfels from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The area will be patrolled by police, and illegally parked vehicles will be subject to citation or towing. Please share this information with your students.

Construction at ICC
The UIW community should avoid the ICC construction area as much as possible until mid-to-late July because concrete trucks coming in and construction will make it difficult to get around the area.

Faculty Focus

Award from ESGR Committee
Dr. Glenn James, dean of the School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering, and Bob Kunczt, director of Human Resources, represented UIW at the San Antonio Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee’s Salute to Bosses luncheon on June 17. They accepted an award on behalf of Dr. Louis Agnese given to the university for going above and beyond the call of duty to support National Guard and Reserve employees.

High Schools

Incarnate Word High School

  • 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:

  • Alejandro Aguirre & family on the recent loss of his wife, Jo Anne Moncivais Aguirre (BA ’03).
  • Francisco & Mary Botello (BA ’65) Molina & family on the recent loss of her brother, Leopoldo P. Botello, Jr.
  • Inez Castro & family on the recent loss of her daughter, Lisa Marie Castro (IWHS ’88; BA & BS ’93).
  • Patricia Cuello & family on the recent loss of her husband, Dr. Leo Cuello (UIW friend).
  • John & Debbie Llanas (IWHS ’71) Rodarte; Maureen Llanas (IWHS ’72; BBA ’84); Mary Lu Grayzell (IWHS ’75); Hector & Gina Llanas (IWHS ’77) Quintanilla; and Brian & Claudia Llanas (IWHS ’81) Heyne; & other family on the recent loss of their sister, Theresa Llanas Curiel (IWHS ’70).
  • Lee Davis (BA ’72; MA ’77) & family on the recent loss of her husband, Jim Davis.
  • Serefino Gonzalez (SACHS student) & family on the recent loss of his brother, Luis Andres Gonzalez.
  • Mary Jane Hardy (BA ’63; MEd ’93) & family on the recent loss of her husband, Kenneth Anthony Hardy.
  • The family of Bernard J. Kilbride Sr. (former CFO, Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word) on his recent death.
  • James Maddux & family on the recent loss of his wife, Agnes Jeanette Griffin Maddux (BA ’75; MA ’94).
  • The family of Margaret Elizabeth “Betty” Mathews (IWHS ’49) on her recent death.
  • The family of Jean Frances MacFaddin (MS ’70) on her recent death.
  • The Sisters of the Incarnate Word & Blessed Sacrament on the recent loss of Sr. Maria Eloisa Munoz, IWBS (BA ’62).
  • Gary (UIW Board of Trustees) & Jana Henry on the recent loss of her father, Kenneth Alan Ponton.
  • The family of Della Miller Pylant (BA ’75; MA ’94) on her recent death.
  • Walter & Ann Rothe (BA ’65) Duvall; Jim & Janie Rothe (IWHS ’67) Magee; and Hillard & Alice Rothe (BS ’75) Jones & family on the recent loss of their father, Dr. Courand N. Rothe Sr.
  • Sr. Yolanda Tarango, CCVI & family on the recent loss of her brother, Frederick Tarango.
  • James & Judy Verstuyft (BA ’87) Foster on the recent loss of her stepmother, Janet “Jan” Marjorie Brown Verstuyft.
  • Joseph Vesely & family on the recent loss of his wife, Cathryn Ann Schoellmann Vesely (BSN ’65).
  • Martha Villasana Baker (UIW Library Archives) on the recent loss of her sister, Anna Maria Villasana.
  • Todd Villereal, Steven Villereal & family on the recent loss of their mother, Sue Woods Villereal (BA ’73).