The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: Sept. 11, 2009

Photo of the Week

Dr. Paul Lewis moderates a panel sponsored by the Speakers for Achievement and Success and SGA to discuss possibilities of lowering the drinking age to 18.


No Confession Today
There will be no confessions this Friday. Fr. Tom is participating in Meet the Mission.

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.

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


Free Film Screening
Join the United Nations’ International Day of Peace for a free screening of the film “Pray the Devil Back to Hell” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11 at St. Mary’s University, Moody Life Sciences Room 102. Sr. Dorothy Ettling, CCVI, of Women’s Global Connection will participate in the panel after the screening.

Remembering and Reclaiming 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. RSVP to or 829-3854 with the number attendingso enough food will be prepared.

The Day They Kidnapped the Pope
The Extended Run Players will present “The Day They Kidnapped the Pope” by Joao Bethencourt in the Coates Theatre. Performances will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 and 12, and at 2 p.m. Sept. 13. For more information, call the theater box office at 829-3800.

Help Needed for Phonathon
Phonathon is in need of at least 75 student and staff volunteers to complete this year’s weeklong event. The event will be in the ICC Room L2 and needs 25 callers per night at the following times:

  • Sunday Sept. 13 from 4-10 p.m.
  • Monday-Wednesday, Sept. 14-16 from 6-10 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Sunday Sept. 20 from 4-10 p.m.

Student volunteers are asked to make calls to alumni for two nights, and they will receive on-campus community service hours. Faculty and staff are invited to call and to assist with Banner updates. To participate, contact Patrick Greener at (210) 805-5832 or

Leadership and Judgment in Business Lecture
Overcome the most daunting business challenges in a calm, confident way. Join Dr. Edward J. Conlon at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 in the Rosenberg SkyRoom. As part of the prestigious Hesburgh Lecture Series, Conlon will present his lecture, “Getting it Right: Notre Dame on Leadership and Judgment in Business.” He’ll discuss values-based, systematic problem solving that translates to great business leadership.  Conlon is the associate dean for graduate programs in the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame. The lecture is free. For more information, contact Dan Verich, on the Hesburgh Lecture Committee, at or (210) 913-7131.

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

Study Abroad Fair
The annual Study Abroad Fair will be from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17 in Marian Hall. Former study abroad students will be sharing information about the countries they visited and the schools they attended. Sister school representatives will also be present to answer questions. For more information, contact Alanna Taylor at

Water Lecture Series
Dr. Gilberto Hinojosa will present the inaugural lecture of the Water and Culture Speaker Series funded by the NEH grant recently received by UIW/CHASS. The first year of the grant focuses on Water and Culture in South Texas and Mexico and provides for six public lectures during this academic year.The first lecture is called "Water in Spanish San Antonio" and will be at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 17 in the library auditorium. All are invited.For more information, contact Matthias Schubnell at

UIW Jazz Ensemble
The UIW Jazz Ensemble will perform at San Antonio’s premier jazz festival, Jazz’SAlive, at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20. This will be the 26th year of the festival, which is held in Travis Park. Admission is free. For more information, visit or contact Jim Waller at

Chips & Salsa
Learn the basics of Salsa dancing, meringue, and bachata at the 8th annual Chips and Salsa event hosted by Residence Life in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month! All students and employees are welcome to be a part of the celebration. The event will begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 in Marian Hall Ballroom. Stop by and participate in the Best Male/Female Dress-up Contest or the Best Couple’s dance contest! Have some Latin fun and celebrate the Hispanic culture! Dress-up is optional! For more information, contact Liz Valerio at (210) 283-5024 or

San Antonio Virtual Environments for Education & Training
UIW is co-hosting the 2nd annual SAVE ET II (San Antonio Virtual Environments for Education & Training) conference from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15 in the SkyRoom. The UIW community is invited to attend. The U.S. Air Force’s “MyBase” in Second Life is the keynote presentation, followed by an “in-world” panel. See or contact Phil Youngblood at for details and schedule.Part of the conference is free, but there is some cost for the breakfast and lunch. Contact Phil Youngblood for more information.

The Rev. Trevor Alexander leads the National Day of Service & Remembrance – Vigil Prayer in remembrance of 9/11 in Our Lady’s Chapel yesterday afternoon.

Department News

Flu Prevention
A limited supply of 8 oz hand sanitizers are available in Health Services.Limit one for each office, but large offices may request more. For more information, call Sam McDaniel at 829-6035.

Counseling Extends Hours
Counseling has extended the hours of service.

  • Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Don’t forget, counseling offices have moved to the Watson Enrollment Center in Rooms 216, 224 and 222.

Community News

UIW Employee Campaign Kickoff
Join the chair and captains at the 2009 UIW Employee Campaign campus-wide breakfast kickoff from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15 on the Brackenridge lawn. Enjoy refreshments, and win door prizes. Return pledge forms at the kickoff and receive your Cardinal pin and coupon for a free Starbucks beverage (minimum $10 donation). The challenge is to reach 100 percent participation! Daily and weekly prizes will be drawn during the campaign. For more information, contact Troy Knickerbocker or Dr. Jessica Kimmel.

UIW Social Media Presence
UIW has launched a Facebook page and Twitter account for prospective students, current community members and alumni. The Facebook page may be accessed from the Admissions' main page, and the Twitter feed, @uiwcardinals, may also be accessed from Have an announcement for either Facebook or Twitter? Send them to Web development at for posting or tweeting.

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 forPeace 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.

Faculty Focus

Faculty Senate Treasurer
The UIW Faculty has elected the first Faculty Senate Treasurer, Dr. Kevin LaFrance from the HEB School of Business & Administration. He began his official duties as a member of the Faculty Senate at its Sept. 9 meeting.

Faculty Forum Rescheduled
The Sept. 28 Faculty Forum has been rescheduled for Monday, Oct. 12. Fr. Bob Lampert will be speaking about The Ethics of Healthcare and his presentation will help sort out the key values and ethical issues involved in current debates about reforming U.S. healthcare. The forum will begin at 11:30 a.m. in Marian Hall Ballroom. A light lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Dr. Annette Craven at

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

High Schools

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Upcoming Athletics Events
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