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THE WEEK THAT WAS: August 29, 2008

Photo of the Week

TJ Williams, Dr. Arcelia Johnson-Fannin and Dr. Helmut Gottlieb judged the Feik School of Pharmacy karaoke after the welcome-back cookout lunch sponsored by Walmart on Aug. 15.


Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 31, 2008
“For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.”
Matthew 16:25

One of the great challenges in the life of ministry is to hold in balance the need to serve others and the need for quiet reflection and refreshment. Sometimes it is easy for us to confuse working long hours, going to meetings and rehearsals, and endless busyness with giving ourselves over to Christ in service of his people.

To lose our lives for the sake of Jesus Christ requires time to ponder the Gospel, time to reflect upon what Christ is really asking of us in order to serve with the mind and heart of Christ and not our own. For some of us, taking time is a real sacrifice.

May our life of ministry flow from moments of quiet reflection so that we may courageously take up the cross of Christ and follow him.

God of all goodness, give us the courage to pray and to ponder your call, so that we may be strengthened to give our lives in service of your will.

Karen Kane
Office of Worship
Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio

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Monday’s Weekly Prayer Topic
Athletics Department – students, coaches, and staff
Specific prayer intentions may be e-mailed to one of the Campus Ministry staff,,

9/11 Prayer Service
Please join us as we unite with our nation as we remember and pray for the families and victims of the 9/11 tragedy. The ringing of the bells will begin at 9 a.m. followed by a prayer service at the Westgate Circle (in front of Dubuis Hall). Contact Campus Ministry at 829-3128 if you would like to be involved or for more information.

Mass Schedules

  • Our Lady’s Chapel, First Floor, Administration Building; Mass on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. (No weekday Masses at this time)
  • St. Joseph’s Chapel, Second Floor, Village at Incarnate Word; Daily Mass at 11:30 a.m.; Sunday Mass at 10 a.m.
  • Chapel of the Incarnate Word Mass at 11 a.m. on second Sundays; and other special occasions as announced
  • Adoration Chapel, Third Floor, Village at Incarnate Word; Open daily


Students and employees joined Campus Ministry and the Knights of Columbus as they welcomed UIW back to campus with a free dinner and fellowship at the great oak tree.

Belonging to the Cosmos
Alexandra Kovats, csjp, Ph.D., 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.


Show your Cardinal Support at the Countdown to Kickoff!
The Countdown to Kickoff Blessing and Barbecue is nearly here! Relax and enjoy your Labor Day, Sept. 1, with us as we celebrate at the new Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium. The festivities will begin 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 Fan Fest, and watch the new Cardinal football team at their first public practice. There will be food and fun for the whole family. The event is free and open to the public.

Taco Bueno Walk, Roll and Read Fundraiser
From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2 at Taco Bueno restaurant (8311 State Highway 151), 15 percent of revenue will go to the Walk, Roll & Read student organization.Group officers and members will be there to let people know about the organization.

Study Abroad Information Session
There will be a study abroad information session from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4 in the ICC auditorium. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Parents are welcome. For more information, contact Study Abroad Coordinator Alanna Taylor at (210) 805-5709 or

Women's Global Connection – Brown Bag Event
Women's Global Connection cordially invites you to participate in our fall Brown Bag Event from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, in the Special Collections Room. Our guests, Dr. Patricia Lieveld, Dr. Neeta Singh, Dr. Lisa Uribe and Elaine Talarski, will speak about their experiences during their summer immersion trips to Bukoba, Tanzania and Mongu, Zambia. For more information, contact Paula Caffer at (210) 832-3208 or

"Including Samuel" screening
"Including Samuel", a film created by a father to learn more about his son's living with cerebral palsy, will be shown at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9 in the Burke-O'Mahony Community Room in the Administration Building.A disabled accessible entrance is through the courtyard. The film will be followed by discussion of inclusion of persons with disabilities in society and announcements of Walk, Roll & Read events.A Walk, Roll & Read business meeting will follow at 9 p.m. For more information, contact President Rachel Cywinski at or Secretary Steven Verghese at

Joining Hands and Hearts Across the Border
Please invite students to “Joining Hands and Hearts Across the Border,” a community service and social justice trip to Piedras Negras, Mexico. There are two trip dates: Sept. 19–21 and Oct. 17-19. Learn more of the challenges of globalization, maquiladoras, border realities, and Christian Social Teaching. Assist by taking food to the needy and orphans.The cost is $60 per person, but just $20 will reserve the place. The trip can be counted for 10 to 20 community service hours. Participants must attend a preparation meeting and you must have the required documents to go to Mexico. For more information or to register, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at or 829-3854. Food and monetary donations are welcome.

Department News

Administrators Relocate Offices
Please be aware the following offices have moved:

  • Dr. Denise Doyle, Provost, has moved to the first floor of the Incarnate Word House located adjacent to the Gorman Building.
  • Dr. David Jurenovich, Vice President Enrollment Management & Student Services, has moved to the Administration Buiding Room142
  • Dr. Terry Dicianna, Chancellor, has moved to the second floor of the Brackenridge Villa.

Work-Study Students Available
The Office of Career Services is still meeting with a number of students who have been approved for Work-Study but have been unsuccessful at securing a position.If you need a work-study, contact 829-3931 or

Community News

UIW in the News
UIW hosting ‘kickoff’ countdown for football field, team

New Logos is Online
The Back-to-School special edition of the Logos is online at You can also find hard copies on campus.

Mission Newsletter is Available
The July-August UIW Mission Newsletter is online at

Marian Hall Café Labor Day Hours
Lunch 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Dinner 4:30 – 8 p.m.

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.

Faculty Focus

Faculty Photos
If you missed your school’s photo session, please come to the make-up session. Thank you to all the faculty members for making this as smooth as possible! Photos will be kept on file in the Office of Public Relations, used in the Word Magazine and available for you to submit to publications as needed.

  • Education – 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 4 Tilton Room, Joyce Building (lobby area)
  • Make-up session at 10:30 a.m., immediately following the Education faculty photos. Please be advised that the photographer will stay only as long as faculty members arrive for photos.

High Schools

St. Anthony Catholic High School

  • Aug. 25: High School/University (Senior) Connection Classes begin
  • Aug. 29: Varsity Football-Memorial at home at 4 p.m.
  • Aug. 31: Community Liturgy
  • Sept. 2: Freshmen Volleyball vs. Kennedy – 5 p.m.
  • Sept. 2: Junior Varsity Volleyball vs. Kennedy – 6 p.m. at Edgewood Gym
  • Sept. 2: Varsity Volleyball vs. Kennedy – 7 p.m. at Edgewood Gym
  • Sept. 4: Freshmen Football vs. TMI – 4 p.m. at home
  • Sept. 4: Junior Varsity Football vs. Cole – 5:30 p.m. at home
  • Sept. 5:  Varsity Football at Cole – 7:30 p.m. away
  • Sept. 6: Junior Varsity Volleyball at NBCA Tournament – TBA

Incarnate Word High School

  • Aug. 29: Back to school Mass at 8:15 a.m. in the gymnasium
  • Aug. 29: Volleyball (Arlington Tournament) at Sam Houston H.S. in Arlington, TX.First game is 10 a.m. against Longview High School.
  • Aug. 30: Cross Country (Northside Invitational) at Hardin Complex at 8 a.m.
  • Sept. 4: Back to School night at 5:30 gymnasium
  • Sept. 6: College Connection from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the gym. For more information, click here.
  • Sept. 8: PTC meeting at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria loft
  • Sept. 9: Grandparent’s Day at 8:15 a.m. in the gymnasium
  • Sept. 11: Sophomore Class fundraiser begins
  • Sept. 12: Back to School picnic from 5-7 p.m. behind the main building

Catholic School Sweepstakes
Support Catholic education and have a chance to win a 2009 Ford. Catholic Life Insurance has donated the grand price for the drawing: the choice between a 2009 Ford F150 truck, a 2009 Ford Fusion or a $20,000 VISA prepaid credit card. Many schools within the Archdiocese of San Antonio are participating, but 100 percent of the money from ticket sales purchased from St. Anthony Catholic High School will go to that school. The prize winner agrees to pay all federal and state taxes due. The winner will be drawn Jan. 31. Tickets cost $5 each. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Alejandro Calderon at 832-5622.

St. Anthony/Incarnate Word Theatre Production
All shows are performed in the IWHS gymnasium. Tickets cost $6 for adults and students, and $3 for children 12 and younger. For more information, contact 829-3100 or

Bridge to Terabithia
A heart-warming musical adaption of the Newbery Award winning children’s novel.
By Katherine Paterson and Stephen S. Tolan
Shows are at 7 p.m. Sept. 18, 19 and 20


Upcoming Athletics Events
Click here for the UIW athletics schedule.