The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: oct. 9, 2009

Photo of the Week

UIW took 26 employees to volunteer at the San Antonio State Hospital’s monthly carnival to take part in the United Way Days of Caring on Friday. In keeping with our Mission, our volunteers provided for both spiritual and material needs as they visited and interacted in generous, kind and meaningful ways with the residents.  In addition to operating the food and game booths, some team members cooked and others served in the lunch line.


Weekday Mass Schedule
Weekday Masses will be canceled Oct. 12-23. Fr. Tom will be attending meetings for the Trinitarian Order in Baltimore.

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:,,


Children’s Shelter and SAMMinistries Service Project
The American Society of Interior Designers Student Chapter and the Kappa Omnicron Nu- Nu Chi chapter are teaming up to decorate stockings for the Children’s Shelter and making pillows for SAMMinistries from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9 in Joyce Building Room 114. This is the fall community service project for the ASID student chapter. The final project will be delivered closer to the Christmas season. For more information, contact Jennifer Hartman at (210) 573-7422 or or John Lodek at (210) 829-3859 or

2009 Sr. Charles Marie Frank Lecture
Registration for the 2009 Sr. Charles Marie Frank Lecture entitled “The Developing Role of the CNL in Nursing Clinical Practice” will begin at 12:30 p.m., and the lecture will begin at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9 in the ICC auditorium. The cost is $5 for unlicensed nursing students, but is waived for UIW/UT Health Science Center students. Registration costs $10 for others. For those wishing to receive nursing continuation credit, the cost is $30. RSVP to Dr. Jennifer Cook at or (210) 829-3978.

Latinos on College Campuses Conference
The UIW community is invited to the Texas State Hispanic Policy Network and the Latino Student Association Conference called “Latinos on College Campuses: Empowerment through Education.” The conference is from 1:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9 at the LBJ Student Center at Texas State University.The conference is free. Learn more about the Hispanic Policy Network at For more information, contact Dr. Mac at 805-5862.

UIW Campus Police officers help students with special goggles that simulate a person’s vision while intoxicated at the Sober Roads Alcohol Awareness Rally on Wednesday.

Cross Country Invitational
UIW’s fourth annual Cross Country Invitational will be Saturday, Oct. 10 at Live Oak City Park (off I-35 and Judson Road). There will be 13 university women’s teams and 11 men’s teams competing. More than 700 cross country runners are expected to attend. The men’s 8K race starts at 8 a.m., and the women’s 5K race starts at 8:45 a.m. For more information, contact Derek Riedel at (210) 805-3566.

ACCESS Tailgating
The Athletic Center for Character and Excellence in Sports and Spirituality (ACCESS) program will host a group of young people from Tobin Community Center for a tailgate party at noon Saturday, Oct. 10 at UIW before the home football game against East Central Oklahoma. For more information, contact Andy Scott at

ACCESS to Play Ball
The Athletic Center for Character and Excellence in Sports and Spirituality (ACCESS) program will pair UIW softball and baseball players with Lone Star Play Ball, a softball league for adults with special needs for games. Games will be at 9 a.m. every Saturday in October on the softball fields at Incarnate Word High School. For more information, contact Andy Scott at

Students met at St. Anthony Catholic High School on Saturday for the Light the Way workday.

Last Opportunity to Participate in Light the Way Workday
The workday will be from 9 a.m. – noon Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Incarnate Word High School cafeteria. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information, contact the PR office at 829-6001.

Health Fair
The Feik School of Pharmacy is sponsoring a free health fair from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Oct. 10 at the St. Pius X Family Center, 3303 Urban Crest. For more information, contact the Feik School of Pharmacy.

Theatre Performance: Mary’s Wedding
The play by Stephen Massicotte is about the night before Mary’s wedding, a night of dreams and the promise of a coming storm. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $8 for non-UIW students and $9 for seniors. Group rates are available. UIW students, faculty and staff receive one free ticket with ID. For reservations or additional information, call the UIW theatre box office at 829-3800.

Performance dates and times:
Oct. 9-11 in the Cheever Downstage II Theatre
Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Dissertation Defense
Gianantonio Michelon will defend his dissertation at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12 in the library’s Special Collection Suite. His dissertation chair is Dr. Absael Antelo, and the title of the dissertation is “The Focolare Educational Model at the Sophia Higher Learning Institute for Cultural Studies.”

Faculty Forum
The Faculty Forum will begin at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 12 in Marian Hall Ballroom. 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. A light lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Dr. Annette Craven at

Laurie Singel, of the School of Nursing and Health Professions, helps students sign in at the Army Nurse Corps luncheon on Monday.

Banner Budget Training
Tom Duckworth will be offering Banner Budget Training courses. Classes will be from 9-11 a.m. Oct. 8, 12 and 14 in Room G-16 in the library basement. Get hands-on experience and help with your individual budgets. You must have Banner Budget Access to your individual department budget or budgets before attending the class. The class is limited to 8 participants per week. To enroll, e-mail with the date you want to reserve, and you will get an e-mail confirmation. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis.

Health Speaker
The Health Professions Society will host health professional Julie Mitchel to speak from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Bonilla Science Hall auditorium. For more information, contact Clarice Daubert at or (210) 833-8658.

Heritage Week Schedule
Oct. 13 at 4 p.m. – Mission Continues awards at the Brackenridge Villa
Oct. 14 at 8 a.m. – Early morning prayer service honoring our founders, Srs. Madeleine Chollet and Pierre Cinquin at the Sisters’ cemetery
Oct. 14 at 11:30 a.m. – Cookout in Dubuis Plaza, followed by Liturgy at the Grotto, weather permitting
Oct. 14 at 3 p.m. – Employee Ceremony at the Chapel of the Incarnate Word with reception afterward at the Brackenridge Villa
Oct. 15 at 3 p.m. – Tour of the Chapel of the Incarnate Word

Register Early for Homecoming Week Alumni Activities
Be sure to register early for the following Homecoming Week events! To register for these events or to see the full list of activities, visit For more information, call the Office of Alumni Relations at (210) 829-6014.

  • Alumni & Parents Wine & Cheese with Dr. and Mrs. Agnese: 5:30 – 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 at the President’s House.
  • Alumni Night at Silo Alamo Heights: Food, drinks and live music from 8-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 at Silo Alamo Heights. Tickets cost $10 before Oct. 23 and $15 thereafter.
  • Homecoming 5-mile Fun Run: 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31 at the Ann Barshop Natatorium. Tickets cost $10 before Oct. 23 and $15 thereafter.
  • Alumni Employee Luncheon: Free lunch from noon – 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29 at the Brackenridge Villa.
  • Nightmare on Grayson: Alumni are invited to dress up and ride the double decker bus to visit the haunted house on Grayson Street and go to the River Walk from 7-11 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29 beginning at The Lion & Rose in Alamo Heights. Tickets cost $20 before Oct. 23 and $25 thereafter.
  • UIW Alumni Red Zone – Halloween BBQ & Concert: The UIW Alumni Red Zone will have live music, food, drinks and trick-or-treating from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 31 near the Ann Barshop Natatorium. Before Oct. 23, tickets cost $10 for adults and $7 for children and current students. Thereafter, tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for children and current students.

Healthcare Reform Discussion
Join Dr. Alan M. Preston and Dr. Dan Dominguez from the H-E-B School of Business and Administration as they discuss the implications of the healthcare reform proposals pending in Congress. Find out how the proposal will affect you. Preston is an expert on healthcare policy and issues. The discussion will be at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14 in the library auditorium. All faculty and students are welcome. Submit questions before the meeting to Dr. Dominguez at with Healthcare Reform in the subject line. 

Center for Veterans Affairs Grand Opening
The University of the Incarnate Word invites you to celebrate the grand opening of the Center for Veterans Affairs at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 at the Extended Academic Programs main offices, 3200 McCullough Avenue (adjacent to St. Anthony Catholic High School). For more information or to RSVP, contact Ruby Herrera at (210) 829-2709 or

Dinner and a Movie
The Honors Program will be showing three-time Academy Award-winning “Pan's Labyrinth” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3 in the Mabee Library auditorium. Film expert and connoisseur Dora Fitzgerald will lead a discussion after the movie. The first 50 people to sign up will also enjoy a gourmet Spanish meal prepared by the World Cuisine class.The dinner will be served at 6 p.m. at Bonilla Science Hall Room 318. Both dinner and movie are free. Sign up on office door AD 253 or by e-mail to

19th Annual SACUCCA Job Fair
UIW students are invited to the 19th annual SACUCCA Job Fair from 2-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12 at Blossom Athletic Center, 12002 Jones Maltsberger. This is an excellent opportunity for our students to obtain a full-time position, secure an internship and learn the importance of networking with professionals in their field. Students should dress professionally and bring resumes. For more information, contact the Office of Career Services or visit

Department News

Facebook Webinar
The Department of Instructional Technology will host a webinar entitled Facebook on Campus: Applications, Tools & Tips for Your College from noon – 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14 in Room 230 of Mabee Library. Seating is limited to 25 participants. For more information or to register, e-mail Terry Peak at Program highlights include:

  • Tips for creating university Facebook pages, department groups & profiles
  • Facebook fan pages: How to expand university communication efforts
  • Strategies to leverage opportunities with your university page
  • Keys to connect & identify with current & prospective students
  • How to promote a good university image with a Facebook profile
  • Using Facebook to connect with your off campus network

Fall Break Technology Classes
The Department of Instructional Technology is offering three classes Oct. 15-16 that will help you integrate popular technologies into your classroom. To register, e-mail Terry Peak at and indicate what sessions you would like to attend. At least five people must register by the day before the class for the class to take place.

  • Thursday, Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. – noon in Joyce Building 232: Twitter in the classroom: This class will introduce faculty to the real-world classroom use of Twitter by Dr. Marcos Olivera. He will discuss his success with Twitter as a classroom tool, review how he used Twitter and present a series of best practices for using it in the classroom. Terry Peak will explain how to open an account, add followers, follow others, post links and pictures, and tweet.
  • Thursday, Oct. 15 from 1 – 3 p.m. in Joyce Building 232: Facebook: Dr. Joseph Bravo uses Facebook as an open forum for artists, patrons, friends and fans to read, discuss and comment on stories and events regarding art. He will speak about his experience using Facebook and discuss his own practices. A discussion regarding the next steps for developing a synchronous/ asynchronous forum for class discussion and critical thinking will follow.
  • Friday, Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. – noon in library Room 230: A Second Life primer: Phil Youngblood will guide attendees on a tour of UIW’s Second Life campus, present an overview of the virtual environment, discuss good teaching practices within the environment and explain the basics of interacting “in world.” You may attend this course in person or in Second Life – let us know how you will attend when registering.

Community News

Flu Shots
Want a seasonal flu shot?Call Health Services at 829-3126 to schedule your appointment.The cost is $25, and you can pay with cash, check or charge.

Doctoral Regalia
The bookstore is running a special on doctoral regalia for $439.95. This includes the robe, hood, tam and tassel. Upgrades are available, and the cost stays below $500 with sales tax. This price is good through Nov. 13. To have yours before December graduation, place your order by Oct. 10. Stop by the bookstore anytime, or come to the Senior Salute on Oct. 8 in the ICC Ballroom.

Faculty Focus

Manuscript Accepted
Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications has accepted for publication a manuscript entitled "Interleukin-2 Induces the Activities of DNA Topoisomerase I and DNA Topoisomerase II in HuT 78 Cells" submitted by Dr. David Foglesong, of the biology department. TwoUIW graduate students (Minh-Hieu Pham and Navya Kondapalli) supervised by Foglesongin thesis research for the Master of Science in biology are coauthors on the paper. Both successfully completed their MS degrees earlier this year. This research project was supported byNIH EARDA grant HD 52388 to Foglesong.

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

High Schools

IWHS Tours
IWHS will be hosting Middle School Tours from Oct. 12-13. Area 8th grade girls are invited to tour the campus. Parents are welcome. For more information, contact the Office of Enrollment at (210) 829 3123.

IWHS Alumnae Dance
Comereclaim some high school memories and make new ones. Incarnate Word High School will hold its first Alumnae Dance from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, Oct. 23 in the IWHS McGowen Gymnasium. Entertainment will feature the E7 Band. Tickets cost $20 each or $30 per couple. Proceeds will benefit the IWHS Alumnae Association. For more information, contact the IWHS Office of Alumnae Relations at (210) 829-3103.

SACHS Comedy Night
St. Anthony Catholic High School’s Class of 2010 will hold A Comedy Night from 7-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23 in the Rosenberg SkyRoom. This year’s theme is “Viva Las Vegas.” There will be music, food, dancing, door prizes and a raffle. Tickets cost $25 or you can sponsor a table for 10 for $300. Those 21 and older may attend. For more information or to buy tickets, call Blanca Leal at 832-5611 or Stella Mallard at 829-2708.

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Upcoming Athletics Events
Click here for the UIW athletics schedule.

5K Run/Walk
St. Anthony Catholic School will host the 11th annual Monte Vista 5K Run/Walk on Oct. 10 beginning and ending at St. Anthony Catholic School, 205 W. Huisache Avenue. The children’s run begins at 7:45 a.m. and the 5K run/walk begins at 8:15 a.m. Everyone is welcome. A sausage plate dinner at Augie’s Barbed Wire Smokehouse will be held the night before, so each registrant will receive a ticket for a pick-up or eat-in dinner and for food and refreshments the morning of the run. The cost is $25 and includes the sausage plate dinner, t-shirt and run/walk registration. For more information, call Rhonda Vasbinder at 732-8801 Ext. 302. To download a registration form, visit

Our sympathy & prayers go to the following:

  • Shanna L. Byrd (BA ’99) & family on the recent loss of her father, Dr. Lanier Byrd.
  • Rita Carlin & family on the recent loss of Mary M. Carlin (IWHS ’37, BA ’41).
  • The family of Annette Amanda Dareos (IWHS ’54) on her recent death.
  • Frank DeMore & Melanie DeMore (B/Music ’76) & family on the recent loss of their sister, Drena Marie DeMore (BSN ’80).
  • Elisa Gonzales (MBA ’04, Comptroller’s Office) & family on the recent loss of her grandmother, Francisca Espinosa.
  • Raymond Fuchs & family on the recent loss of his mother, Margaret Nottingham Fuchs (BA ’38).
  • The family of Helen Allnoch Fullerton (BA ’36) on her recent death.
  • Daniel Galvan & family on the recent loss of his wife, Blanca Margarita Pena Galvan (BA ’54).
  • The family of Sr. Teresa Gavin, SHSp (BS ’70) and the Sisters of the Holy Spirit on her recent death.
  • The family of Sr. Mary Roberta Hayes, SHSp (BA ’62) and the Sisters of the Holy Spirit on her recent death.
  • Helen Jeffries Klitch (BA ’84, former UIW employee) & family on the recent loss of her stepson, Richard H. Klitch Jr.
  • Mary Ann Wilcox & family on the recent loss of her sister, Helen Marie Bilicek Krawczynski (IWHS ’48).
  • Dr. Renee Bellanger (Pharmacy Faculty) & family on the recent loss of her grandmother, Laura Harrison McGovern.
  • Dr. Angela McPherson Williams (Director Student Center & Leadership Activities) & family on the recent loss of her stepmother, Rose McPherson, and her mother-in-law, Patricia A. Williams.
  • Clete & Vivian (Accounts Payable Manager) Wertz & family on the recent loss of her mother, Mary Josephine Palmer Mechler.
  • John K. Newell & family on the recent loss of his wife, Phyllis C. Newell (BA ’80).
  • The family of Angelica Poulos Nixon (ALND ’50) on her recent death.
  • Dr. John (Psychology Faculty) & Katherine (Adjunct Instructor) Velasquez on the recent loss of her mother,
  • Beatrice Rose Serna (BS ’57).
  • Dr. Robert Spalten & family on the recent loss of his brother and William Spalten & family on the recent loss of his father, Dr. Edward Henry Spalten Jr. (UIW friend).
  • Dr. Caroline Spana (BSN ’59, Nursing Faculty) & family on the recent loss of her husband, Ronald George Spana (Former Faculty).
  • Arnold Swartz & family on the recent loss of his wife, Marie Frank Swartz (UIW friend).
  • Lisa Thomas Tucker on the recent loss of her mother, Jacqueline Davis Thomas (BS ’50).
  • Dr. Mary Louise Mueller (Former Faculty) on the recent loss of her sister, Gail Mueller Tirinato (UIW friend).
  • Susan Toudouze Brotherman (IWHS ’67) & Charles (Chuck) Toudouze Jr. (St. Anthony ’73) & families on the recent loss of their father, Charles Aloysius Toudouze, Sr.
  • Michelle Rodriguez (Comptroller’s Office) & family on the recent loss of her grandfather, Jim H. Williams Jr.