The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: july 24, 2009

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The Institute of World Cultures hosted a free event July 9 to give attendees the opportunity to explore Turkey and its culture.


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.

Updated 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:,,


Twilight Tour
Admissions will be offering a Twilight Tour to prospective students at 7 p.m. Monday, July 27 at the Office of Admissions, starting in the Kathleen Watson Enrollment Center. For more information, visit or call Vickoria Raygoza at (210) 805-3551.

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.

Kim Watts (right), assistant director of Career Services, enjoyed the company of UIW employees on Tuesday at her farewell party.

Department News

Phone Upgrades
AT&T and UIW phone engineers will upgrade telephone service and server hardware at different parts of the campus during non-working hours. Users may experience brief service interruptions during the following times. For more information, contact the Office of the CIO at Ext. 3959 or 3866.

  • Main Campus: 5-6 p.m. July 24
  • ICC: 5-6 p.m. July 25
  • Datapoint: 8-9 a.m. July 28

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 Jazz Ensemble
The UIW Jazz Ensemble will perform from 8-10 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, at The Cove. The Cove is located at 606 W. Cypress Street in San Antonio. Admission is free. This performance will be billed as “Direct from Montreux” because the ensemble’s last public performance was at the jazz festival in Switzerland. For more information, contact Jim Waller at (210) 445-0412 or

The Word Distribution
The Word alumni magazines are being distributed on campus. If you would like a copy and did not receive one, you may request one from the Office of Public Relations. If you do not wish to keep your copy, please return it to PR at CPO 316 so we can distribute to others and reduce waste. The magazine is also available online at

Meet the Mission
Meet the Mission is pleased to announce the addition of Refugee Families (located at St. Francis Episcopal Church) 4242 Bluemel Road, San Antonio, TX, 78240-1091, (210) 696-0834. The contact at Refugee Families is Linda Salem,a UIW graduate. Sr. Martha Ann Kirk did the footwork to secure MTM's opportunity to provide service to refugee families. For more information about Meet the Mission, which will be Sept. 11, contact Dr. Harold Rodinsky.

Homecoming 2009
Homecoming Week will be Oct. 25 - Nov. 1. The Homecoming football game will be Saturday, Oct. 31, with kickoff scheduled for 2 p.m. If you are interested in being on the Homecoming Committee, or have any ideas or suggestions for events, please e-mail them to We’re already getting started on this exciting event, so sign up now!

2009 Senior Gift Campaign
The 2009 Senior Gift 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.

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

Faculty members from the Department of Human Performance recently made the following presentations at the summer conference of the Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. This series of presentations was organized by Bill Carleton, Chair Department of Human Performance.

  • “The Pool Model For Developing Motor Skills,” presented by Bill Carleton, Tim Henrich and Garry Boyer (Miami of Ohio)
  • “Wellness Concepts For Overcoming Teacher Burn-Out,” presented by Bill Carleton, Tim Henrich and Greg Soukup
  • “Using Coaching Efficacy Concepts To Improve Instruction in Physical Education,” presented by Greg Soukup and Brent Powell

CLADEA International Relations Conference
On June 24-26, 2009, Dr. Annette Craven and Dr. Jeannie Scott of the H-E-B School of Business and Administration were instrumental in co-hosting the Latin American Council of Management Schools International Relations Conference, CLADEA, in San Antonio. This is the second international relations conference and welcomed twice as many participants as at the previous year's conference in Barcelona, Spain. It was also the first year the organization published juried conference proceedings, edited by Craven. Professor Raul Rodriguez was the closing plenary speaker to representatives fromPeru, Colombia, Puerto Rico, the United Arab Emirates, France, and many other countries around the world. Other UIW faculty and students who participated in this event included Dr. Daniel Dominguez, Dr. Esmeralda de los Santos, Dr. Sara Jackson, Dr. Shawn Daly, Dr. Richard Henderson, Dr. Norman St. Clair, Noelia Salazar and Sebastian Macias. Co-authors of presentations who were unable to attend the conference included Dr. Pat LeMay Burr, Dr. Angelina Kiser, and Dr. Absael Antelo. In addition to serving as a co-host, the H-E-B School of Business and Administration was visited by a CLADEA executive board member, Mariella Olivos Rossini, for evaluation of eligibility for membership in CLADEA.

The CLADEA conference was followed by the 2009 ACBSP (Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs) Annual Conference for which Craven and Scott also acted as institutional representatives in co-hosting. At the ACBSP Conference, the CLADEAmember schools were approved as members of ACBSP and representatives of the newly approved Region 9 which comprisescountries in Latin America.Additional participants at the ACBSP conference included Dr. Michael Forrest, Dr. Michael McGuire, Dr. Shawn Daly, Professor Earl Harmsen and Dr. Mark Teachout. Dr. Angelina Kiser served as co-editorof the first juried conference proceedings in the history of this organization (since 1989).Craven, formerly a commissioner on the Bacalaurette/Graduate Board for program accreditation, was approved as president-elect and will advance to president of ACBSP effective July 1, 2010.As a result of her efforts initiating juried conference proceedings and creating scholarly opportunities for member institutions, a National Committee on Scholarship has been approved which will be a permanent part of future ACBSP conferences. Part of her duties as president-elect will include serving on the 2010 ACBSP Annual Conference Committee which will take place in Los Angeles in June 2010.

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
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