The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: August 15, 2008

Photo of the Week

The Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium is nearly finished, and the Countdown to Kickoff Blessing and Barbecue is coming soon! Enjoy your Labor Day, Sept. 1, starting at 10 a.m. with a special blessing by Archbishop José H. Gomez, followed by a barbecue courtesy of Bill Miller Bar-B-Q, Coca Cola and Silver Eagle Distributing/Bud Light. Meet UIW athletes at FanFest, and watch the new Cardinal football team at its first public practice! There will be fun for the whole family. The event is free and open to the public, so mark your calendars!


Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Aug. 17, 2008
“My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.” Isaiah 56:7

Each of the proclamations of God’s Word today has something to say about God’s universal invitation to every race and nation. No one is left behind or outside of God’s mercy or offer of redemption. And so we know what we must proclaim.We cannot contain or ration God’s abundant gifts.Our music and prayers must allow that message to be heard clearly by the people we know and love as well as by those who are different or estranged or shunned.

O God, we bless and thank you because your face shines brightly on all of your creatures.Your love and care is beyond our comprehension and grasp.May all those to whom we minister discover that same unconditional love that you first shared with us. O God, let all the nations praise you!

Tom Stehle
Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, Washington, DC
Copyright © 2008, National Association of Pastoral Musicians. Sunday Word for Pastoral Musicians is a weekly service of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, 962 Wayne Ave., Suite 210, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Phone (240) 247-3000. Fax (240) 247-3001. E-mail

Campus Ministers Weekly Prayer
Campus Ministry staff will gather in prayer each Monday morning for the UIW community. If there is a specific prayer intention you would like us to include, e-mail any of the campus ministry staff – Trevor Alexander at, Lena Gokelman at or Beth Villarreal at Our first week of prayer will be focused on our incoming freshman and transfer students. For more information, contact Beth Villarreal at 829-2736.

Belonging to the Cosmos
Alexandra Kovats, csjp, PhD., will speak on “Belonging to the Cosmos: The Word Becoming Flesh” on Sept. 20 in the Christus Heritage Hall at The Village at Incarnate Word. The unfolding story of the universe and its implications for articulating an ecological spirituality for our times will be the focus of the day. Special attention will be given to the cosmic principles of differentiation, subjectivity and communion and their implications for the spiritual journey, to live a more awakened, compassionate life. The deadline to register is Sept. 13. For more information, call Sr. Audrey O’Mahony at 829-3939.


“Be a Star on Broadway” Orientation
The Admissions orientation will begin at 9 a.m. today with check-in and refreshments in Marian Hall. It will continue with various sessions throughout the day and ends at about 4:25 p.m. For more information, call the Admissions Office at (210) 829-6005.

Coastal Bend Alumni Network Mixer
The mixer will be from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 at Jampa’s Lakehouse Grill and Tap. For more information, visit

Watch the Olympics in the ICC!
The Olympics will be broadcast live in the Olympic Center in the International Conference Center on two big screen TVs. Enjoy free popcorn and drinks! All students, faculty and guests are invited.For more information, contact Jose F. Martinez Jr. at 832-3294 or The viewing schedule is below:

Friday, Aug. 15, 7-10 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 16, 6:30-10 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 17, 6-10 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 18, 7-10 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 7-10 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 22, 7-10 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 23, 6:30-10 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 24, 6-10 p.m. (Closing Ceremony)

Graduate School Orientation
The orientation will be from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19 in the Library Auditorium.

UIW Instant Messaging Session
Admissions will hold an Instant Messaging Session from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20. To log on, visit

Cardinal Camp
UIW’s 2nd Cardinal Camp will be from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Aug. 21-22. Check-in will be in Marian Hall on Thursday and the Fine Arts auditorium on Friday.Free registration is still open for all incoming first-year students.Cardinal Camp is sponsored by the Student Center & Leadership Activities and First Year Engagement, designed to introduce new students to academic and campus life, first-year issues and new friends. Visit the Web site at more information, contact Kristy Pacheco at or 805-3069 or Kristin Garcia at or 805-5836.

Memorial Service for Fr. Philip Lamberty, O.P.
This summer, Fr. Philip Lamberty, O.P., passed away July 17, just a month after he retired as university chaplain. We will be remembering Fr. Philip and celebrating his life in a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16 in Our Lady’s Chapel (first floor of the Administration Building).For more information, contact the Campus Ministry Offices at 829-3128.

Dr. Agnese spoke to UIW administrators and faculty members at the UPC retreat last week in Goodyear, Ariz.

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. 20-22

Practical Applications for Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2007 - FULL

Community News

UIW in the News
Big boost coming for GI Bill benefits

UIW pumped to play football

Faculty Photos
If you haven’t already had your photo taken for the faculty member database, your turn is coming soon! A photographer will be taking every faculty member’s photo at each school’s workshop. Please keep in mind that it is imperative to be on time so all photos can be taken before the workshops begin. We will be working on a tight schedule. Please come prepared to have your photo taken at your respective workshop! Thank you for your cooperation! The schedule is below:

8 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, Rosenberg Sky Room
(Please only faculty from SMSE and SIMD take photos on this day)

Noon Wednesday, Aug. 20 Special Collections Room

10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22 Nursing Building, Room 219 (across from Anna Everett Lecture Hall)

Business and Administration
8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29 Heritage Hall, IW Retirement Center

10:15 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 4 Tilton Room, Joyce Building (lobby area)

Dr. Bob Connelly helps grounds crewmembers Gene Scammell and Emeterio Gonzalez load UIW’s new baling machine.

Recycling Update
Cardboard is now being baled at UIW! The new machine compacted the first bale, weighing almost 1,500 pounds, on Thursday afternoon. Individuals and offices are urged to break down boxes and place by one of the big green Toters around campus. Watch for information coming soon about the next phase of the UIW recycling program. For more information about special pickups, call Bill Mulcahy at 829-6047. Thanks for your cooperation.

Road Closure
The road between new dorm and the ICC will be closed Friday, Aug. 15 and Sunday, Aug. 17 for road work. The entrance to campus on the Hwy. 281 access road will also be closed.

Marian Hall Renovations
Marian Hall will be closed for renovation until Tuesday, Aug. 19. Hortencia’s will be open Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. while Marian Hall is closed.

VIA Bus Passes
Monthly and semester bus passes are available at the Student Center desk in Marian Hall. Monthly bus passes cost $25 for non-UIW members, and semester bus passes cost $25 for UIW members who have an ID card. For more information, contact the Student Center desk at 841-7360 or Student Center Manager Steven Tiffany at 832-3213.

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. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The area will be patrolled by police, and illegally parked vehicles will be subject to citation or towing.

Construction at ICC
The UIW community should avoid the ICC construction area as much as possible because construction will make it difficult to get around the area.

Faculty Focus

Have a great summer, faculty!

High Schools

St. Anthony Catholic High School

  • Aug. 15: Assumption of Mary
  • Aug. 18: Classes begin / Advisory schedule
  • Aug. 22: Early dismissal / In-service / Last day to drop/add
  • Aug. 25: High School/University (Senior) Connection Classes begin
  • Aug. 31: Community Liturgy

Incarnate Word High School

  • Aug. 18: First day of school
  • Aug. 22: Back to School dance
  • Sept. 4: Back to School night
  • Sept. 12: Back to School picnic


Upcoming Athletics Events
Click here for the UIW athletics schedule.


Sign up now for the United Way Day of Caring. All participants get a t-shirt with this logo!

United Way/Days of Caring
UIW has again teamed up with United Way for its annual Days of Caring.Our participation day will beFriday, Oct. 3, and our project is a carnival with the theme, “Celebrating Hispanic Heritage” on the grounds of the San Antonio State Hospital.The carnival is a monthly event sponsored by the SASH Volunteer Service Council, and council members will provide help and supervision.We will leave UIW by bus at 8 a.m.Upon arrival, orientation and set-up will be from 8:30–10a.m. and the carnival will operate from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.Our duties will include staffing various booths of games, arts and crafts, drinks, snow-cones, popcorn, etc., and some volunteers will work the serving line for the lunch. Tear-down and clean up will be from 1–2:30 p.m., and volunteers will be returning to UIW by 3 p.m. All participants will receive a t-shirt, breakfast, lunch and transportation to and from the project.To volunteer, e-mail Roslyn Grimes at deadline to sign-up is Aug. 25.Please help show United Way that UIW is here to help! (Participation in this project does not count as community service hours).