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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Aug. 28, 2009

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The Cardinal football team is ready to get on the field Saturday against Monterrey Tech for the first UIW football game! For everything you need to know about the event, see the Miscellaneous section at the end of this newsletter for Football FAQs.


Mass of the Holy Spirit
Join the UIW community as we celebrate the start of the academic year, honor those on the Spring 2009 Dean’s List, and pray for our community, country and world. The Mass of the Holy Spirit will be from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 30 in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. Sponsored by Campus Ministry. For more information, contact Beth Villarreal at

Confirmation Class
Confirmation Class begins at 7 p.m. Sept. 10. This class is for Catholics who have not yet completed the Sacraments of Initiation (Eucharist and Confirmation). For more information including the TBA location and to enroll, contact University Chaplain Fr. Tom Dymowski, O.SS.T. at

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:,,


Dr. Hani Ghazi-Birry gives the crowd an update on the progress of the School of Optometry building at a press conference on Tuesday.

Hank McDonnell shows of the new UIW TV Web site at the open house on Thursday. Visit the new site, which is run entirely by students, at  

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.

Twilight Tour
The Office of Admissions will be offering a Twilight Tour to prospective students at 7 p.m. Aug. 31 starting in the Kathleen Watson Enrollment Center. For more information, visit or call Vickoria Raygoza at (210) 805-3551.

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

Remembering and Reclaiming Sept. 11
You are invited to a Ramadan Iftar, a special Muslim dinner.About a hundred years before the tragedy ofSept. 11, 2001, Mahatma Gandhi explained the power of nonviolence and human relationships on Sept. 11. Join the UIW community at "Building Friendship, Enjoying Ramadan, Remembering and Reclaiming September 11" at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11 in Marian Hall Ballroom. There will be talks and an opportunity to make friends before the breaking of the fast at sunset, at about 8 p.m. Co-sponsored by MAS-Freedom, the Muslim American Society, the San Antonio Muslim Women's Association, and UIW Liturgical Outreach. Please RSVP to or 829-3854 with the number attendingso enough food will be prepared.

Constitution Day
The political science department will be hosting a guest speaker for Constitution Day, Sept. 17.Dr. James Riddlesperger of TCU will speak on “Honoring the Constitution: Presidential Power v. Presidential Authority” at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 in Bonilla Science Hall Room 129. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Lydia Andrade at

The Department of Engineering at UIW is going to be applying for its first ABET accreditation early next year, and Dr. Michael Frye, an assistant professor of engineering, is coordinating the required Industrial Advisory Board, which was established earlier this year. The board is made up of engineers, including some of our own alumni, from local San Antonio companies with needs or interest in engineering management.

Department News

Blackboard 8 Grade Center
Learn how to use the New Blackboard 8 Grade Center in an hour. At least five people must register for each class or the class will be cancelled. Seating is limited in Room G16, so register early for Thursday’s class. To register, or if none of these times are convenient, contact Terry Peak at or call Ext. 3920 to schedule a one-on-one session.

  • 9-10 a.m., Aug. 25 in Library 230
  • Noon – 1 p.m., Aug. 26 in Library 230
  • Noon – 1 p.m., Aug. 27 in Library G16
  • Noon – 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 1 in Library G16
  • Noon – 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 2 in Library 230
  • 3 – 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 3 in Library G16

Health Services Informational Letter
Health Services has issued an informational letter to the community concerning H1N1.To read the letter, visit the Health Services Web site at

Office Relocations
Other offices that have moved are:
Career Services, to the Administration Building, Room 113.
The Chapel Building will now be known as the Student Support Center. Services in this building are:

  • Financial Assistance
  • Dean of Student Success, Room 16
  • First Year Engagement, Room 14

Community News

UIW in the News
UIWTV opens its doors

Mass Notification System Test
Due to scheduling conflicts, Campus Police was unable to test the system on Thursday. The test has been rescheduled for Monday, Aug. 31 between 10:15-10:30 a.m.

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
The recruiting drive for the inaugural Cardinal Marching Band under the direction of Ferd Vollmar is underway. 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.

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 Department 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.

Faculty Focus

Faculty Accomplishment
This past summer Dr. Tim Henrich, professor of kinesiology, was elected commissioner of physical education for the International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance and appointed secretary general of the North American region of this organization. The council is a “Group A” member of the United Nations Educational, Social and Cultural Organization and is the largest physical activity science organization in the world.

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.

Here is some information to help answer your game day questions.

UIW Football FAQs


  • Where can I buy tickets at the game? There will be ticket tents at both entrances on either side of the bleachers for general admission sales on the day of the game.
  • I purchased tickets in advance, where do I pick them up? Tickets purchased in advance may be picked up at the following times:
    •  Thursday (8/27) & Friday (8/29) 1-6p.m. in the Natatorium Rm 111
    • Saturday (8/30) 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the front desk of the Natatorium
    • Saturday (8/30) after 5 p.m. at the ticket tent nearest the Field House
  • What time do walk-up ticket sales begin? 5:30 p.m.
  • What is the cost for a general admission ticket? $10, non-UIW students and children are $5
  • Will students/staff/faculty get in free? Yes, one free general admission is given with a current UIW ID.
  • Am I guaranteed a seat with my general admission ticket? No, general admission is first come, first served. When bleachers are filled general admission will be standing room only.
  • How much is reserved seating? $50 for an individual seat for the entire season.  Season ticket packages are also available ranging from $125 to $649. RESERVED SEATS FOR THE FIRST GAME ARE SOLD OUT


  • What time will the gates open? 5:30 p.m.
  • What time should I be in my seat? 6 p.m. is recommended for general admission and for all wishing to see pre-game ceremonial activities
  • Is handicap seating available? Yes, each section will have 3 rows reserved for individuals with special needs.
  • Will there be a reserved section for Monterrey Tech? Yes, section A is reserved for Monterrey Tech fans.


  • How much is parking? $5.
  • If I have a valid UIW parking decal do I have to pay for parking? No, parking is free with a current valid parking decal
  • I have purchased a tailgate package do I have to pay additionally for parking? No, but you must show proof of your tailgate package purchase.
  • Which entrance should I use to park? Campus Police suggests the following routes:

Burr Road:

    • Black Level Seating Parking (Black Permit)
    • Red Level Seating Parking (Red Permit)
    • Premium Tailgate Passes (White Permit)
    • General Tailgate Passes (Gray Permit)
    • VIP Guests of Dr. Agnese, Mr. Benson, Monterrey Tech and other dignitaries
    • General Parking

ICC/281 Entrance:

  • General Parking
  • VIP Guests of Dr. Agnese, Mr. Benson, Monterrey Tech and other dignitaries
  • Team/Band Busses for Monterrey Tech
  • Spectator Busses for Monterrey Tech - Drop Off Only

Please note that the Hildebrand entrances near the Fine Arts Building and Nursing Building and the secondary Broadway entrance closest to Hildebrand will be closed.

  • Where is handicapped parking located? Campus police will direct those with special needs to the appropriate parking areas.
  • What time does general parking open? 4 p.m.
  • What time does tailgate parking open? 2 p.m.


  • Are there any pre-game activities prior to kick-off for the 1st game? Yes, the tailgate is scheduled from 4-6 p.m. Beginning at approximately 6:30 p.m., the presentation of colors, Mexican national anthem, US national anthem and “goodwill exchange” will occur.
  • Can I buy tickets to the tailgate at the gate? No, tickets for the tailgate must be purchased by 5 p.m. Friday 8/28 through the Athletics dept.
  • Is food available at the tailgate? The UIW Alumni Red Zone is the officialtailgate area for all UIW alumni, friends and families. Meal tickets to the Red Zone may be purchased through the Friday before game day by 3 p.m. Adults are $10 andchildren under 12 are $7. Meal tickets sold at the tailgate are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12 - cash or check only. The meal tickets include food andnon-alcoholic beverages.
  • What time is kick-off? 7 p.m.
  • What time will the “goodwill exchange” occur? Approx. 6:40 p.m.
  • What will be taking place during half-time? Half-time entertainment will include a cheer/dance performance, a presentation by Monterrey Tech to their past national championship team, and musical entertainment.


  • Will UIW merchandise be available to purchase? Yes, the UIW bookstore will be selling items on site.
  • Will food be available to purchase during the game? Yes, there will be concessions available, to include bar-b-que plates from Augie’s Bar-B-Que.
  • How many home games are there? 5

Aug. 29                   Monterrey Tech                         Benson Stadium                        7 p.m.
Sept. 19                  Midwestern Stadium                  Benson Stadium                        7 p.m.
Oct. 10                   East Central Oklahoma              Benson Stadium                        2 p.m.
Oct. 17                   Texas Lutheran                          Benson Stadium                        2 p.m.
Oct. 31                   Southern Arkansas                     Benson Stadium                       2 p.m.

For more information, visit