The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: july 10, 2009

Photo of the Week

Dr. Annette Craven, Dr. Louis Agnese and Dr. Pat Watkins met with Dr. Jorge Enrique Silva Duarte (second from right), the president of EAN University in Bogotá, Colombia, when he visited the UIW campus Friday, June 26. The visit was the result of yearlong discussions initiated by Craven in her role as commissioner of the Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of the Association of Collegiate Schools and Business Programs at the 2008 Annual Conference in New Orleans, La. Craven was confirmed as the new president-elect of ACBSP.


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:,,


One-Person Exhibit “Indigenous Cultures”
Andy Villarreal, an adjunct art instructor, will present a one-person exhibit titled “Indigenous Cultures” from July 10 - Aug. 21 at Centro Cultural Aztlan,1800 Fredericksburg Road, Suite 103. There will be an opening reception from 6-9 p.m. July 10 at Centro Cultural Aztlan. For more information, visit

Twilight Tours
Admissions will be offering Twilight Tours to prospective students at 7 p.m. at the Office of Admissions, leaving from the Kathleen Watson Enrollment Center on the following dates: July 13, July 20 and July 27. For more information, visit or call Beth Levy at (210) 805-3554.

One-Person Exhibit “Nomadic Beach Party”
Angela Fox, an adjunct art instructor, will present a one-person exhibit titled “Nomadic Beach Party” from July 15 – Aug. 26 in the Semmes Art Gallery. The opening reception will be from 5-7 p.m. July 16 in the Semmes Art Gallery.

A group of students joined Misty Chen, the director of the Institute of World Cultures, and Rolla Alaydi, also of the Institute of World Cultures, for the Lion Dance Day on June 30.

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.

Department News

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

Community News

UIW in the News
UIW opens football practices

Cultural tour gives visitors a villager's view


Photo: Catherine Wolfer
Becky Quigley-Williams (from left), a UIW graduate student,andBeth Villareal, director of Campus Ministry stand with Sr. Yolanda Tarango, congregational coordinator of the CCVI, after Becky and Beth made commitments as associate members of the Incarnate Word Congregation at the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Associates on June 26-28. The Rev. Trevor Alexander, assistant director of Campus Ministry, and the Rev. Emma Alexander, a UIWgraduate student, also made commitments.Associates of the Sisters share in their spirituality andmission.

Bridge Painting
You may have noticed work being done on the bridge that connects our Broadway/Hildebrand campus with the Divine/Hildebrand site. Over the next several weeks, you will see changes taking place on the look of the bridge as it is enhanced and a name placed on it. It will eventually look like this:


We apologize for any inconveniences in traffic flow as these changes are made.

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!

Faculty Focus

Associate Professor Appointed Examiner
Dr. Annette E. Craven, associate professor in the H-E-B School of Business and Administration, has been appointed by Dr. Patrick Gallagher, the deputy director of the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), to the 2009 Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The award is the highest level of national recognition for performance excellence that a U.S. organization can receive. As an examiner, Craven is responsible for reviewing and evaluating applications submitted for the award. The board is composed of about 500 leading experts selected from industry, professional and trade organizations, education and health care organizations and government.

Sr. Martha Ann Kirk (from left), a translator and Dr. Jessica Kimmel joined keynote speaker Dr. Figen Es addressing four Islamic women’s conferences in Turkey while they werethere on a research trip.

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

High Schools

SACHS Casino Night
St. Anthony Catholic High School will hold its Casino Night and Texas Hold ’Em Tournament from 6-10 p.m. July 25 at SACHS. Win great prizes such as a two-night stay in Las Vegas, two-night stay in Port Aransas on the “Madam President,” a 36-foot Main Ship, and many other great prizes. A $50 ticket includes food, drinks, $1,000 in chips to play all table games and a chance to win a $2,000 Visa gift card! An additional $40 gets you a seat at a Texas Hold ’Em Table. Seating is limited. First prize for the tournament is a $500 Visa gift card! Sponsors for the event are still needed! For more information on how to be a sponsor or to RSVP, call Alejandro Calderon at (210) 832-5632 or e-mail him at Proceeds benefit the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund and the Alumni Association.

Boarding School Reopens
Madeleine Hall at the IWHS / SACHS Boarding School will open Wednesday, Aug. 5 for all new and returning boarders. For more information, call Maricela Garza at (210) 216-2837 orSoraida Portales at (210) 413-0163.


Upcoming Athletics Events
Click here for the UIW athletics schedule.

Our sympathy & prayers go to the following:

  • Lynda Case (IWHS ’68) & family on the recent loss of her sister, Sylvia Leal Arangua (IWHS ’58).
  • The family of Sr. Sara Margaret Carter, CCVI (BSN ’60) and the entire Incarnate Word community, on her recent death.
  • Sara Riggs & family on the recent loss of Col. William H. Embley (UIW retired faculty).
  • Martha Evins (IWHS ’67), Julie Evins Chastain (IWHS ’68), Stephanie Evins Johnson (IWHS ’76), Dorothy Evins Cimarosti (IWHS ’78) & their families on the recent loss of their mother, Rovene Wood Evins.
  • Patricia Fietsam & family on the recent loss of her husband, Henry Joseph Fietsam (UIW friend).
  • The family of Dorris S. Finesilver (UIW friend) on her recent death.
  • Sr. Jane Mary Gawlik (BA ’61) & family on the recent loss of her mother, Mary Julia Kotara Gawlik.
  • Lloyd & Cathy (BSN ’78) Hefner & family on the recent loss of her mother, Virginia M. Gray Haas.
  • Sr. Mary Daniel Healy, CCVI & family on the recent loss of her brother, John Healy.
  • John & Karen (IWHS ’64) Pratt & family on the recent loss of her mother, Rita Patricia Debner Kennedy.
  • Dr. Gary Keith (UIW faculty) and wife, Jackie Kerr, & family on the recent loss of her mother, Marie E. (Mary) Kerr.
  • Jim & Ann (BA’71, IWHS ’68) Lauder & family on the recent loss of his mother, Lillian (Lil) Lauder.
  • David Y. Leonhardt (BA ’05) & family on the recent loss of his mother, Rachel C. Leonhardt.
  • Irma Gallego (UIW Business Office) & family on the recent loss of her brother-in-law, Raymond Galvan Longoria.
  • Teri Lopez (UIW faculty) & family on the recent loss of her father, Joe Lopez.
  • Patty Mainz (UNDCL. ’61) & family on the recent loss of her husband, Edward Charles Mainz Jr.
  • The family of Frances L. McMurtray (MA ’69) on her recent death.
  • The family of Augustina (Auggie) Parsons Menefee (IWHS ’29) on her recent death.
  • Jerry & Judith (BBA ’97) Hyndman & family on the recent loss of her mother, Jewell (Judy) Paxton.
  • Jimmy & Dora (UIW faculty) Fitzgerald & family on the recent loss of her mother, Florence Reed.
  • Pablo (BA ’80) & Catherine Teveni, Marcelina Teveni (BBA ’85, IWHS ’81) and Roberto Teveni (BBA ’87) on the recent loss of their mother, Francisca C. Teveni.
  • Gia Raymond (IWHS ’80) & family on the recent loss of her father, Dr. Louis J. Tomaino.
  • Stacey Garza-Vale on the recent loss of her husband, and A. R & Francine (IWHS ’64) Garza-Vale on the recent loss of his brother, Louis Garza-Vale (MAA ’97).
  • Mike & Eileen (BA ’83) Urban & family on the recent loss of his mother, Ruby Grace Pate Urban.