The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: Aug. 21, 2009

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Dr. Arcelia Johnson-Fannin spoke to her students at the Feik School of Pharmacy orientation last week.


Mass Services
All are welcome.

  • Noon, Monday – Thursday, in Our Lady's Chapel. Less than 30 minutes in consideration of those on their lunch hour
  • Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m. in Our Lady's Chapel
  • Sunday Mass at 8 p.m. begins Sept. 6.

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:,,


University faculty and administrators discuss the upcoming projects for UIW at the recent UPC retreat.

Optometry Startup Celebration
The University of the Incarnate Word invites you to celebrate the startup of our School of Optometry at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25 at the Datapoint location, 9729 Datapoint Drive. For more information, call the Office of Public Relations at 829-6001.

Blood Drive
Your donation will help save lives! There will be a blood drive from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28 at the Village at Incarnate Word in the Heritage Hall. Anyone who is 16 years old, weighing 120 pounds (with parental consent form) or at least 17 years old weighing at least 110 pounds, and in general good health can donate blood. A photo identification card is required. To sign up, contact Jeanette Eisenmenger at 829-7561.

Meet the Mission
Meet the Mission is pleased to announce the largest faculty participation since MTM began in 2006. There are still three weeks remaining until Meet the Mission’s 4th annual Day of Service on Sept. 11. Disciplines represented so far are Business, Interactive Media and Design (Fashion), Pharmacy, Mathematics, Science & Engineering, and HASS. For more information, contact Dr. Harold Rodinsky at (210) 323-5424 or

UIW Alumni Theatre Gatherings
Join UIW Alumni for upcoming theatre productions including two UIW productions and three shows from the Broadway series at the Majestic Theatre. Check for the most updated information, including event meeting times and show times. For more information, contact the Department of Alumni Relations at (210) 829-6014 or Purchase tickets by going to or by calling (210) 829-6014.

  • Sunday, Oct. 4: “Mary’s Wedding” at UIW
  • Thursday, Oct. 22: “Rain – A Tribute to the Beatles” at the Majestic Theatre Tickets on sale now
  • Thursday, Dec. 17: “The Lion King” at the Majestic Theatre. Tickets on sale now
  • Sunday, Feb. 21: “The Lady’s Not For Burning” at UIW
  • Thursday, May 6: “101 Dalmatians” at the Majestic Theatre Tickets on sale now

Author to Speak on Historical Context of Terrorism
Award-winning author Tom Cordaro will speak from his new book, “Be Not Afraid: An Alternative to the War on Terror,”which explains terrorism in a historical context and examines the story we are told after 9-11. Cordaro challenges us to tell "a different story, one grounded in the underappreciated and often unacknowledged U.S. history of a democratic republic founded on principles and ideals now under attack by the War on Terror.” He will speak at 1:30 p.m. Monday,Sept. 28 in the library auditorium. For more information, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk at

San Antonio Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon – It’s not too late to start training
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

Pre-Pharmacy Office has Moved
The Pre-Pharmacy Office has moved from BSH 103 to AT&T 116. Telephone numbers will remain the same.

Campus Emergency Protocols
UIW is committed to protecting the health and welfare of all members of our community. Even with the best of planning, critical situations may arise where an intervention is required.In the event you witness an emergency situation, call Campus Police at 829-6030. Campus Police are the designated first responders to emergency and medical situations that occur on campus. Please refer to the Health Services Web site at for protocols on:

  • Emergency response for UIW/IWHS/SACHS (Injured – Ill Students)
  • UIW/IWHS/SACHS Guests on Campus (Non-employee and non-student)
  • Workers’ Compensation Emergency Protocol for UIW/IWHS/SACHS Injured or Ill Employee (Including Student Employee/Work-study on the Job)

Office of Financial Assistance
The Office of Financial Assistance is now in the Chapel Building. The office hours are 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday.There will also be office hours in the Watson Building Room 101 from noon – 4 p.m. until further notice. This location is to support the Admissions Office and to accept paperwork from off-campus students. Our telephone number (210-829-6008), fax number (210-283-5053) and e-mail ( will all remain the same.

Office Hours
The following are the hours for the offices of Academic Advising, Admissions, Business Office, Financial Assistance and Registrar for fall 2009.

Until Dec. 11
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday:8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Monday, Sept. 7: Labor Day – Offices Closed
  • Thursday, Oct. 15: First Day of Fall Break: Offices open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 20:No day classes
  • Nov. 26-27: Thanksgiving – Offices Closed

Dec. 14- 23
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Dec. 24, 2009 – Jan. 1, 2010: Holiday Season – Offices Closed

Community News

UIW in the News

Night After Night, Aug. 21, 2009

San Antonio universities designated as ‘Military Friendly Schools’

North Central News Calendar - Aug. 20

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Officer Oscar Jimenez recently spoke to housekeeping personnel and explained the new mass notification system and what to do when the system is activated. Other topics included general safety and when to contact the police department. A display kit of confiscated drug related material was also shown to inform workers as examples, should they see any similar items during the course of their duties and what they should do.

Peace Day Proposals Welcome
The Peace Day planning committee is now reviewing and scheduling presentations for Peace Day, which will be Oct. 28. If you or your group has a possible presentation for Peace Day or the season around that time, submit your ideas to the planning committee so they can be well publicized. See background information in“Social Justice Explored in Peace Fairs andPeace Days” at To submit your idea, contactSr. Martha Ann Kirk at or 829-3854.

Cardinal Marching Band Seeks Members
There will be a recruiting drive for the inaugural Cardinal Marching Band under the direction of Ferd Vollmar. Practicing will be ongoing, beginning Monday, Aug. 17 from 3-6 p.m. in Palestrina Hall in the Fine Arts Building. For more information, contact the director at or visit

Veterans Affairs Web Site
The new UIW Center for Veterans Affairs Web site is up and running. You can visit the site at

Weight Watchers
UIW hosted a very successful nine-week session of Weight Watchers over the summer. If you are interested in participating in this program on campus, contact Phil Youngblood at minimum of 12 participants are needed to keep the program on campus.

UIW Alumni Red Zone Tickets
The UIW Alumni Red Zone is the official pre-game picnic for all UIW alumni and families! You don’t have to be a graduate to enjoy the festivities; everyone is welcome! Food, drinks and fun will be served at every home football game in the 2009 season. The picnic opens three hours before kickoff and ends 30 minutes before kickoff. There will also be a football toss game for children. Advance tickets cost $10 for adults and $7 for children, and game-day tickets cost $15 and $10. For more information, contact the Department of Alumni Relations at (210) 829-6014 or For a short video and to buy tickets, visit

2009 Football Season Ticket Payroll Deduction Option
Each employee will receive one general admission ticket to the Cardinals’ home games, but you may choose to buy a package seating instead. If you would like payroll deduction for a ticket package, stop by the Grants Accounting office in AD 186 to fill out the payroll deduction form. For more information, contact Michael R. Castilleja at 805-3571 or

Ticket Package Options

  • Black Club Level: $649 – Seating section C&D – Package includes: two seats under the press box awning with personal chair backs, one Black Club parking space, and a catered buffet. Meet with Coach Santiago for pre-game analysis, halftime analysis and post-came analysis. There will be a cash bar at these events.
  • Red Level: $250 – Seating section C&D – Package includes: two seats with personal chair backs and 1 Red Level parking space.
  • Red Individual: $125 – Seating section C&D – Package includes: one seat with personal chair back.

Tailgating Options

  • Premium Tailgate Package: $1,000 – Package includes: four Red Level seats with personal chair backs in section C&D, one field-side tailgate space.
  • General Reserved Tailgate Package: $750 – Package includes: four Red Level seats with personal chair backs in section C&D, one tailgate space behind Natatorium.

Order Parking Permits Online
Order your 2009-2010 parking permit online through Cardinal Cars on the Banner Web Self-Service site. Instructions are available at Cardinal Cars will allow you to register your vehicle information online and order your permit. Once completed, your designated permit will be mailed to your permanent address on file. Please verify your permanent address while in Self-Service, under the Personal Information Menu. For more information, contact the Business Office at (210) 829-6043.

Faculty Focus

Article Published
Dr. Sharon Welkey, director of the UIW Fashion Management program, and Lark Caldwell, Ph.D. emeritus, associate professor at Texas Christian University, recently had an article published in the Apparel and Textiles Division of the 2009 TAFCS research journal. This journal is a publication of the Texas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.The article entitled “Cultural Adaptability and Study Abroad: A Measure of Change” measured the effect of study abroad on four aspects of cultural adaptability that included emotional resilience, flexibility/openness, perceptual acuity and personal autonomy.

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

High Schools

Visit Incarnate Word High School at

Visit St. Anthony Catholic High School at


Upcoming Athletics Events
Click here for the UIW athletics schedule.