The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: may 1, 2009

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IA staff welcome guests to the 2009 Swing-In “Ultimate Tailgate” auction party held Thursday, April 30 in the Rosenberg Sky Room. 


Campus Ministry - Weekly Reflection

By Rev. Trevor D. Alexander, Ph.D.

For this week's Campus Ministry message visit:

An invitation to join the UIW Music Ministry’s Sometimes Singers & Players
The Sometime Singers and Players are a new component to UIW’s Music Ministry. The group is open to faculty, administration, staff and students who sing or play an instrument and would like to be involved in the university’s music ministry on a part-time basis.  The SS/P joins year-round members of the UIW Music Ministry for specific worship services during the year.

Members of the SS/P will receive invitations for ministry opportunities on a service-by-service basis.  Each event has one or two rehearsals associated with it.   A member is committed to singing or playing only when they RSVP to the event. This also allows for the preparation of adequate materials from the Music Ministry Office.

The next ministry opportunity for the SS/P is:  May 8 @ 6 p.m. – Baccalaureate Mass.  Rehearsals for this service will be on Tuesday, May 5 and Thursday, May 7 from 5:30-7:15 p.m. in Our Lady’s Chapel (Admin. Building).  The RSVP for participation is today, Friday, May 1.

If you are interested in joining the SS/P, contact Lena Gokelman, Coordinator of Liturgical Music, (x3207 or or SS/P faculty advocate, Dr. Glenn James (x 2717, ).  We look forward to your participation in our Music Ministry.

UIW’s Baccalaureate Mass will take place at 6 p.m., Friday, May 8 in the Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center.  All are welcome to join our graduates as they mark this momentous occasion.  

Daily Mass Schedule
Daily Mass will be held Monday through Thursday at noon in Our Lady’s Chapel. Daily Mass is approximately thirty minutes in length.

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


UIW Cardinal Chorale & Madrigal Singers Spring Concert
The 75-voice UIW Cardinal Chorale, and eight voice Madrigal Singers will present a concert of beautiful choral music on Sunday, May 3, at 3 p.m. in UIW's Our Lady’s Chapel. The concert will feature music of Eric Whitacre, Beethoven, Moses Hogan, Orban, Renee Clausen, Stephen Hatfield, and Kirby Shaw, spanning from Classical to jazz. The concert is free, and open to all audiences of all ages.

Community Orchestra Concert
The UIW Community Orchestra will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. May 4 at the Barshop Jewish Community Center located at 12500 N.W. Military Highway, San Antonio 78231.

Women’s Global Connection presents Cherish the Ladies
Cherish the Ladies, one of the most successful and sought-after all-female Irish-American groups in Celtic music, will perform a benefit concert on behalf of Women’s Global Connection on Sunday, May 31, at The Pavilion in Sunset Station. Women’s Global Connection is a partner in Visitation House Ministries which are sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. Gates open at 6:30 pm for the 7:30 pm concert. The $50 ticket price (plus handling fees) includes a food coupon and two drink coupons. Advance concert tickets are available through all Ticketmaster outlets. Sunset Station box office will have tickets available on Saturday, May 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on the day of the event, Sunday, May 31from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more information about this non-profit organization, visit

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Graduating seniors visit with UIW Alumni staff at the 2009 Graduation Finale held in the Rosenberg Sky Room, Wednesday, April 29.

Weekend Events
Please continue to encourage your students to check out the Student Center & Leadership Activities (SCLA) Web site each week for activities. Our e-newsletter, What’s the Word, shares SCLA information and our new feature of events on Friday through Sunday, Weekend at the Word. Visit

Department News

Nursing and Health Professions Info Session
Join the faculty from our School of Nursing and Health Professions to learn more about UIW programs in Nursing, Kinesiology, Athletic Training, Nuclear Medicine, and Sports Management on Friday, May 1 at 2 p.m. in theNursing Building Conference Room (“Admissions Event” signs will be posted.) To RSVP call: (210) 805-1244 to reserve your seat. Refreshments provided.

Senior Capstone Exhibit
The Senior Capstone Exhibit will be displayed in the Semmes Art Gallery from May 4 - 22. The opening reception will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 7 in the Semmes Art Gallery.

Photography Exhibit
The Spring 2009 Landscape Photography class currently has an exhibit of their work, "Visions of the Headwaters Sanctuary," in the main entrance of the Fine Arts Building. All but two of the photographs were taken in the Headwaters Sanctuary adjoining the UIW campus behind the athletics fields. The exhibit features five photographs from each of eight students: Noel Anderson, Noemi Canales, Katie Clementson, Merrilee Colunga, Melissa Conner, Dennise Herrera, Eric Nelson and Brittany Witt. Two of Noemi Canales's photos were taken near Mission Espada along the San Antonio River and serve as an extension of the headwaters theme. You are invited to stop by and view this excellent photography exhibit on display through Monday, May 11.

Community News

UIW in the News
210SA: Keep your hands clean

Mabee Library Extends Hours
The J.E. & L.E. Mabee Library invites students to take advantage of the Extended Library Hours schedule to complete research for projects and prepare for finals in a quiet and relaxed atmosphere endowed with rich academic resources!

Saturday, May 2, 10 a.m – 10 p.m.
Sunday, May 3, noon – midnight
Mon - Thurs. May 4 – 7,    7 a.m. – midnight

Server Upgrade Scheduled
On April 27, engineers from Dell began working with our own network administrators to upgrade network domain controllers preparatory to an upgrade of the university’s Active Directory system.  During the period between April 27 through May 8, users may experience brief interruptions of service regarding internet access, email access, or Blackboard access.  Users on campus who currently log in to the “uiw_acc” domain will not be able to log in after the upgrade.  If you feel you may be affected, please contact the Help Desk at X2721 to set up an appointment. To the extent possible actual service transfers will be conducted during off-peak hours.  Interruptions, if they occur at all, will last no longer than a few minutes.  Questions should be directed to the UIW Help Desk at extension 2721.

The Logos seeks editors
The Student Publications Advisory Board is seeking editors for the UIW student newspaper, The Logos. Editors will receive a stipend and will serve for the 2009 – 2010 academic year. Applications are available in the Campus Life Office.   Application deadline is: 5 p.m., Friday, May 1.  For details call Dr. Renée Moore, Dean of Campus Life at 829-6034.

2009 Senior Gift Campaign
The Department of Alumni Relations, Campus Life and the Development Office are proud to announce the launch of the 2009 Senior Gift Campaign. The campaign began Monday, April 20 and will run through the end of the calendar year.

Graduating seniors are being asked to donate $20.09 in honor of their class year to Campus Beautification or another designation/program of their choice. Seniors will receive a commemorative token of appreciation. They will also have the opportunity to name their gift in honor of two individuals who have made a significant impact on their life.  The Senior Gift homepage is Donations to the Senior Gift can be made online or in person by cash or check at the Development Office.  For more information, call (210) 829-6013. We hope you join us encouraging the Class of 2009 to participate in the Senior Gift.

Faculty Focus

Good Job UIW!
One-hundred and thirteen employees of the University of the Incarnate Word and Incarnate Word High School donated $7,629 to the Fund’s 2009 campaign. This represents a 135% increase in the number of participants and a 37% increase in donations over last year. Thanks to your generous donations, many arts, music, theatre and cultural groups in San Antonio will receive the support they need to keep going.

To share your news with the UIW community, send your announcements and accomplishments to the Public Relations office at

High Schools

SACHS Pre-Registration
St. Anthony Catholic High School is now pre-registering students for the 2009-2010 academic year. Contact Bart Zavaletta, Director of Enrollment, at 210-832-5632 or

IWHS Summer Camps
IWHS will be holding various summer camps for girls.  For more information go to:


Upcoming Athletics Events
Click here for the UIW athletics schedule.

Flu Season is Here - Practice Universal Respiratory Etiquette
If you have symptoms of a respiratory illness:

  • Use tissues to cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
  • Dispose of tissues in the trash can immediately after use.
  • Use hand sanitizer after you blow your nose, cough or sneeze.
  • Try to sit at least three feet away from others.
  • Notify a health provider immediately if you have a fever with a temperature over 100.5 degrees.
  • Do not come to work or class if you are sick.

Join the 2009 American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life
The 2009 Relay for Life will take place, May 1 and 2 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. at UIW’s Benson Stadium.  Registration begins at 4 p.m.  Call Leslie Blount for details at 595-0234.

Brainpower Summer Camp
St. Peter Prince of the Apostles Catholic School is holding a summer camp from June 8 – Aug. 7. This camp is for students ages 3-12. Prices and times vary. For details contact Kirsch Wilberg at (210) 845-3706 or