The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: november 14, 2008

Photo of the Week

Dr. Glenn James, dean of the School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering, emceed the Veterans Day Ceremony on Dubuis Lawn on Tuesday.


Campus Ministry Memorial Book & Annual Memorial Mass
The month of November is a time in our Church to remember those who have died and to celebrate their lives and the promise of eternal life. This month Campus Ministry will compile for the UIW community a list of those loved ones who have died. A Memorial Book will be placed beside the Dia de los Muertos Altar outside Our Lady’s Chapel in the Administration Building. Names may also be e-mailed to Beth Villarreal at through Monday, Nov. 17. The names of our loved ones will be remembered at the Alumni Memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 23 at the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. The UIW community is invited. For more information, call Beth Villarreal at (210) 829-2736.

Weekly Prayer
Specific prayer intentions may be e-mailed to one of the Campus Ministry staff,,


Health Fair
The Feik School of Pharmacy is holding a free health screening in association with the Health Professions Academy from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 15 at Edison High School (701 Santa Monica San Antonio, TX 78212). There will be flu shots at reduced price, glucose screenings, diabetic foot examinations, heartburn screenings, brown bags (please bring your current medications), body mass index and blood pressure measurements.

Native American Artifacts Talk
Native American spokesperson Gary Perez will discuss the repatriation of Native American artifacts and the reburial of human remains from 1:30-2:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17 in AD 312. He will speak to Dr. Gil Hinojosa’s history 4352 class, Mexican-American History and Culture. Visitors are welcome. Co-sponsored by the Headwaters Coalition.

Homecoming 2008
UIW Homecoming 2008 “Lighting the Way to New Heights” is Nov. 16-23. See all of the exciting activities and events planned for UIW faculty, staff, alumni and students at Be one of the first 50 people to register for the Decade Dinners, the Fashion Show or the Family BBQ and football scrimmage and receive a free Homecoming t-shirt. For more information, contact the Department of Alumni Relations at or (210) 829-6014.

UIW’s Got Talent
The UIW Chorale will host the UIW’s Got Talent talent show at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21 in the Fine Arts Auditorium. The show will feature UIW student performers and a panel of UIW judges. There will be door prizes and a silent auction. Tickets cost $10 for general admission, and $5 with a UIW ID. Purchase tickets from any Chorale member or at the door. For more information, call 829-3848 or e-mail William Gokelman at

Dr. Agnese and UIW gave a big thank you to Aramark employees at an appreciation lunch on Friday.

Navajo weaver Beverly Allen demonstrated weaving techniques on Dubuis Lawn this week.

Many came out to thank Claudia Hartman, who worked as an administrative assistant to Doug Endsley, for her years of service to UIW at her retirement celebration Friday.

The Music Department and Music Therapy program hosted an Indian Music Healing Concert on Friday.

Christine Reyna, Ph.D. from DePaul University spoke on “Attributional Stereotypes and the Legitimizing Ideology of Deservingness” at the 7th annual Psychology Research Colloquium on Monday.

Department News

Harassment Free Presentation Sessions
All university employees are required to attend at least one harassment presentation per calendar year. This year’s training schedule is listed below. All sessions will be in the library auditorium. For more information, call Human Resources at (210) 829-6019.

  • Friday, Nov. 14 – 9:15-10:15 a.m., 10:15-11:15 a.m.,2-3 p.m. and 3-4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 15 – 11 a.m. – noon
  • Monday, Nov. 17 – 9:15-10:15 a.m. and 10:15-11:15 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 18 – 9:30-10:30 a.m., 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 6-7 p.m.

Community News

UIW in the News
Partnership will help train nursing instructors


University Logo Gift Idea
If you’re looking for a special holiday or graduation gift, consider a limited edition UIW memento.  This beautiful brass, etched rendition of the university logo in color is on display in the bookstore and may be purchased for $15 from Roslyn Grimes, at Ext. 2748 or No ordering necessary – limited number available – call now! All proceeds benefit the Faculty Development Endowment. 

UIW Departments – Show Your Cardinal Spirit
Join the UIW community in showing your department Cardinal spirit for Homecoming! Departments are asked to either decorate your doors with red and black decorations or to request student leaders to paint the windows of your office.Be sure to mention UIW Homecoming, “Cardinal Spirit,” and/or “Go Cardinals” with your decorations.If you would like your interior windows painted by students, submit your department name, contact name, phone number and e-mail address by 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14 to more information, call Kristin Garcia at 805-5863.

Dollhouse Raffle
This year's "A House For Betty" dollhouse is on display at the UIW Feik School Of Pharmacy Office of Student Affairs. Raffle tickets to win the dollhouse benefitting Race for the Cure will be sold for $1 each through Dec. 10. The winner will be chosen Dec. 11. To buy tickets, contact Kristen Dicianna at 883-1063 or or Roxanne Rohrbacher at All proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation to help fight breast cancer.

Heritage Moment Video
The new Heritage Moment video is titled "Educating the Whole Person" with Dr. Bernadette O'Connor. See it at

Thanksgiving at UIW
The annual Thanksgiving meal will be on Thursday, Nov. 20 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The traditional meal of turkey with stuffing, ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, salad, apple pie, and pumpkin pie will be served. The meal will be served at Marian Hall, the Feik School of Pharmacy, St. Anthony Catholic High School and Incarnate Word High School. The grill will remain open during the buffet for those of you who do not wish to eat turkey or ham. The cost is $7. Consider taking advantage of your 25 percent discount by adding points to your UIW ID.

Recycle Old Phone Books
The Incarnate Word High School Environmental Club is participating in Project Redirectory, a community effort to collect outdated phone books for recycling.To help, bring in your old phone books for collection on Wednesday, Nov. 19 and Thursday, Nov. 20 and drop them off behind the Administration Building. Students from IWHS will pick them up starting at 4 p.m. Nov. 20. For more information or to request an earlier pick-up, contact Mrs. Zamarripa-Ramirez at (210) 829-3100 Ext. 1721.

Drop off your unwrapped gifts for the Elf Louise Toy Drive in the bins in the Wellness Center and at the Barshop Natatorium. For more information, contact the Office of Public Relations at 829-6001.

Fall Phonathon
The UIW Alumni Board members have issued a challenge to the campus groups and organizations to help raise pledges for the Annual Fund. The Alumni Challenge has been extended to include volunteers from administration, faculty and staff.Calls are currently being made to our GOLD Alumni Members (Graduates of the Last Decade) from Joyce Building Room 232 on Sundays.Callers are needed for the 2:30-5 p.m. shift and the 5-7:30 p.m. shift on Sunday, Nov. 16.If you would like to volunteer, contact Patrick Greener at (210) 805-5832 or at or Sylvia Kutchenreuter at (210) 805-5833 or

Road Closures
The Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon & ½ Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 16 will cause some road closures.Closures along the route will take place between 6:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.The starting line is located in Brackenridge Park and the first few miles of the route will run south on Broadway.The race route may involve the closure of some streets near you, as well as the Hildebrand exit from southbound 281, which will be closed from 4-9 a.m. Nov. 16.Please plan ahead for alternate access routes if you will be coming to campus that morning.More information about the race is available online at For a list of road closures, click here. To see the map of road closures, click here.

Flu Shots
There is a moderate supply of flu vaccine left.Community members still desiring a flu shot can call 829-3126 for an appointment. The cost is $25, payable via check or cash.

Faculty Focus

Dr. Denise Staudt and Dr. Mary Ruth Moore conducted a two-day in-service workshop in August for teachers at the Instituto Miguel De Occidente in Guadaiajara.

High Schools

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

The Musical Comedy: Murders of 1940
A non-stop barrage of laughter as the cast of a Broadway musical assembles to untangle the mystery of the “Stage Door Slasher.” By John Bishop
Shows are at 7 p.m. Nov. 13, 14 and 15


Upcoming Athletics Events
Click here for the UIW athletics schedule.

Tennis Intramurals
UIW tennis intramurals nights are from 6-8 p.m. Monday-Friday from now until Dec. 12. Intramurals are open to all UIW students, faculty and staff. Please present your UIW ID when entering the courts.