The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: June 26, 2009

Photo of the Week

The winners of the Business Plan competition are (from left) Maria Quintanilla, Zachary Luce and Lucia Romero. Oscar Guajardo, a member of the Mexican American Business Institute, was their adviser.


Daily Mass
Mass is celebrated Monday through Thursday at noon in Our Lady's Chapel. It lasts less than 30 minutes in consideration of those who come during the lunch hour. This is the permanent schedule until further notice. Mass on Sundays continues at 10:30 a.m. in Our Lady's Chapel.

Weekly Reflection
For this week's Campus Ministry message by Trevor Alexander visit:

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


Lion Dance Day
UIW’s Institute of World Cultures invites everyone to the Lion Dance Day, which will be from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, June 30 in Marian Hall Ballroom. For more information, contact Rolla Alaydi at or (210) 833-4257 or contact Eva Lee at (210) 663-7934.

Blood Drive
There will be a blood drive for the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 30 in the circular driveway in front of Marian Hall. All presenting donors in June will receive a red recycle bag and will be eligible to win grills and ice chests! Donate twice between May 1 and Sept. 30 and receive a $20 H-E-B gift card. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good general health. ID required. For more information, contact Michael Johnson at 632-5840.

Campus Visit Day
Admissions will hold a Freshman Campus Visit Day beginning at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, June 27 in the library auditorium. For more information, call the Admissions Office at 829-6005.

Graduate Campus Tour
The Admissions Office will hold a Graduate Campus Tour beginning at 5:30 p.m. July 1 at the Admissions building. For more information, contact Janet Kaufman at (210)805-3551 or

San Antonio Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon – Start Training Now
The 2009 San Antonio Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon will be Sunday, Nov. 15, and UIW has a team who will be taking part in the Get Fit Challenge (GFC). The GFC offers a $10 discount, access to training tools and more. There’s no pressure to finish within a certain time period. To be part of the UIW Team, or for registration information, contact the alumni office at or (210) 829-6014.

Dick McCracken, of the Development Office, and Sr. Germaine Corbin, professor of theatre arts, celebrate at the jubilee for Sr. Margaret Rose Palmer (standing).

Department News

Offices Moved
Counseling offices have moved to the Watson Enrollment Center.Keith Tucker and interns are located in Room 214, and Bunnie Saathoff is in Room 224. Phone lines will remain the same, with Tucker at 829-3129 and Saathoff at 829 3127.There will be an additional number in the reception area, 832-5656.

Mail Services Upgrade
UIW network administrators, working with professionals from Dell, have completed the transfer of UIW employee mailboxes to Microsoft Exchange 2007. As a result, all employees now enjoy the following increased mail capabilities:

  • Mailbox size for all users has been increased from 50 megabytes to 1 gigabyte.
  • File attachment size limitations have been raised from 5 megabytes per email to 10 megabytes per email.
  • Outlook Web access (OWA) has been successfully upgraded to Outlook Anywhere, which has a number of new or improved features.

We hope you enjoy the improved features. For more information, call the UIW Help Desk at Ext. 2721.

Campus Police Move Temporarily
While the offices in Clement Hall are renovated, Campus Police will temporarily be located in AD 57.

Instructional Technology Summer Training Schedule
The Department of Instructional Technology is offering free training opportunities to faculty and staff this summer. Classes held in Mabee Library Room G16 are limited to eight participants. All other sessions are limited to 20 participants and will take place in Mabee Library Room 230. 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 Peak if you are unable to attend a session so that he can offer your seat to someone else. To view the schedule, please visit

2009 Senior Gift Campaign
The Office of Alumni Relations, Campus Life and the Development Office are proud to announce the launch of the 2009 Senior Gift Campaign. The campaign 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.

Community News

New Sodexo Manager
Please welcome Tony Allen to UIW.Allen replaces Richard Morgan as Sodexo general manager and director of the UIW food service operation.He comes to UIW with 20 years of executive chef experiencein hotels and 10 years as a general manager with Sodexo.His office is located in the Student Center and he can be reached at 805-3563 or feel free to call or stop by with your food service requests.

Marian Hall will soon have a brand new patio! Construction will continue until the work is complete. To access the cafeteria or student center, the community is asked to use the Marian Hall main entrance closest to Dubuis Hall and the library.Your patience and cooperation is appreciated.



Want To Lose Loose Change?
Are those loose pennies and other coins becoming a bother? Do you have the best intentions to wrap them and take them to the bank? How long have you had that intention? We have a CAPITAL idea. The Development Office in the Brackenridge Villa has a bank that counts the coins as they are deposited. Proceeds benefit the UIW 2009 Employee Campaign, and we really want to see if a penny saved is a penny earned. You can also guess what the total amount will be between now and October. Bring those bothersome coins by any time, and you can feed the techno piggy yourself!

Donations Welcome
In honor of Msgr. Thomas A. French, retired IWC/UIW Professor Emeritus, who will celebrate the 60th anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood on June20, pledges or donations are begin collected for the Msgr. Thomas A. French Endowed Chair in Religious Studies.

Faculty Focus

Dr. Tim Henrich, professor in the School of Nursing and Health Professions and Department of Human Performance, authored a grant titled “Design, Construction and Operation of a Community Fencing Center” funded for $2 million by the Bexar County Visitors’ Tax. Also contributing to the grant were Jon Gillespie and Robert Sosa, members of the University Advancement Office; Vince Rodriquez, assistant to the president/communications; Cynthia Escamilla, legal counsel; and Lou Fox coordinating with the university and Bexar County Commissioners and Bexar County Sport Venue Board. The center will be a 20,000-square-foot multi-purpose facility that will be the home of a University Fencing Team. Fencing is the only co-educational sport sponsored by the NCAA. The facility will host a community fencing team, Dreams for Youth/Community Olympic Development programs for inner city youth that include fencing and table tennis. There will be a working area for a theater combative course. A variety of new physical education classes and community exercise programs will also be hosted by the facility.

To share your news with the UIW community, send your announcements and accomplishments to Ashley Festa at

High Schools

SACHS Tupperware Fundraiser
Support the St. Anthony Class of 2010 by ordering from our Tupperware fundraiser catalog! The Class of 2010 receives 40 percent of all sales. No tax or shipping is charged – you pay the price in the catalog.Pick up a catalog from Blanca Leal at St. Anthony Catholic High School or call her at 832-5611.To place an order, contact Monica Sanchez at or (210) 260-5018.Payment is due at the time your order is placed. Orders will be turned in by July 5. Thank you in advance for your support.

Casino Night
The St. Anthony Catholic High School Alumni Association is hosting a Casino Night and Texas Hold ’Em Tournament on July 25. For ticket information, please call Alejandro Calderon at 832-5622.


Upcoming Athletics Events
Click here for the UIW athletics schedule.