The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: July 16, 2010

Photo of the Week

Volunteers Fr. Tom Dymowski (from left), Audrey Embersics, a UIW peer minister, and Aislinn Villarreal, paint a house as part of a project partnership with the Willie C. Velasquez Community Family Resource and Learning Center.  


Mass Services Cancelation
There will be no noon Masses July 19-30 while Fr. Tom is on vacation. Sunday Masses at 10:30 a.m. will continue during his absence.

Our Lady’s Chapel Mass Services
All are welcome.

  • Noon, Monday – Thursday. Less than 30 minutes in consideration of those on their lunch hour
  • Spanish Mass at noon on Fridays
  • Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m.
  • Sunday Mass at 8 p.m.
  • Liturgy of the Hours evening prayer at 5 p.m. every Wednesday


University Mission and Ministry held its first Brown Bag Lunch and Reflection on Monday. The reflections will be every Monday from 12:30 – 1:15 p.m. in the Heritage Room (AD 155).

Admissions Counselor Danielle Bruno represented UIW at the Willie C. Velasquez Community Family Resource and Learning Center Education Fair on Thursday.

Alumni Luau and Margarita Tasting
The alumni luau will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 22 at the Cambria Suites Airport Hotel. The luau is free! For more information, contact Rick Smith at

Student Retreat Fundraiser at EZ’s
University Mission and Ministry will hold a fundraiser at EZ’s in the Quarry from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 20. EZ’s will donate 20 percent of the nights’ profits for receipts placed in the UMM Retreat Fundraiser box at the order counter. Proceeds will go toward keeping the retreat at an affordable cost for students and will include some scholarships for the retreat. This year’s fall retreat will be held at Camp TECABOCA from Oct. 22-24.For more information, contact Beth Villarreal at Ext. 2736.

Alumni and Freshmen Gatherings
Alumni and incoming students are invited to gather across the state for events to welcome incoming freshmen and their families to the Incarnate Word family! If you’re going to be in the area during these events, join the fun, and help answer the questions of incoming freshmen. Appetizers will be provided. For more information on the events, contact Alumni Relations at (210) 829-6014 or Admissions at (210) 829-6005. The next event will be:

Dallas area
Saturday, July 17
5-7 p.m.
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse
4901 Belt Line Rd.
Addison, TX  75254

Upcoming Alumni Events

  • Tickets available for “Dinosaurs Unearthed” – The Department of Alumni Relations has tickets available at a group rate for admission into the Witte Museum and for their special exhibit, “Dinosaurs Unearthed.” Join UIW alumni and their families for this self-guided tour at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 24 at the museum. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $4 for children. For more information and to register, go to or contact Rick Smith ’09 MAA at
  • Tickets available for Natural Bridge Caverns – The Department of Alumni Relations has a few tickets remaining for the “Discovery Tour” at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7 at Natural Bridge Caverns. Tickets, which include lunch, cost $15 for adults and $13 for children. For more information and to register, go to or contact Rick Smith ’09 MAA at

Upcoming Athletics Events
Click here for the UIW athletics schedule.

Department News

Technology Sessions
The Department of Instructional Technology is hosting a series of informal back-to-school technology sessions from Aug. 17-20. Sessions will feature UIW faculty members demonstrating how they have incorporated new technologies into their classrooms.  The six sessions covering a variety of topics include:

  • Dr. Sara Tallarovic will share her experience using Turnitin. From 9-10 a.m. Aug. 17, Special Collections Suite
  • Harry Whitney will speak about his experience using Blackboard for the first time. From 2-3 p.m. Aug. 17 in the Tilton Room
  • Luis Torres will introduce Wimba Pronto and share his experience using it as a key communication tool in his classes for the H-E-B School of Business and Administration. From 2-3 p.m. Aug. 18 in the Tilton Room
  • Dr. Paul Lewis will explain how he has incorporated the Blackboard Wiki into his course curriculum. From 9-10 a.m. Aug. 19 in the Tilton Room
  • Dr. Annette Craven will host an informal WebEx demonstration session. She will share her experience using WebEx for collaborative meetings and how this tool can be used in the classroom to facilitate guest speakers. She will also demonstrate key features of WebEx with a live conference. From 2-3 p.m. Aug. 19 in the Tilton Room
  • Dr. Marcos Oliveira will share his experiences using clickers at the UIW Feik School of Pharmacy. He will present a live demonstration. The audience will be invited to participate for a chance to win a Dell Mini Netbook computer and an Apple iTouch. From 2-3:30 p.m. Aug. 20 in the  Special Collections Suite with reception to follow

Each 45-minute session will evaluate features and benefits, demonstrate key features and review best practices. There will also be a short question and answer session. Each session will include a light breakfast or afternoon snack. To register or for more information, e-mail Terry Peak at Space is limited, so register today.

Get Blackboard 9.1 Training Schedule
The Department of Instructional Technology will be offering a variety of training opportunities during June and August. Visit to review the schedule of sessions. All sessions will be held in room G16 of the Media Center. Registration is limited to eight participants per session. Register by e-mailing Terry Peak at

Community News

Robert Rodriguez and other members of UIW-STAND break ground where they will be building facilities to aid a Ugandan village.

Robert Rodriguez, UIW student and founder of UIW-STAND: A Student Anti-Genocide Coalition, recently returned from Africa after a 12-day visit to help the group’s parent organization called Gulu Hope. The program helps rebuild lives by teaching vocational skills in Gulu, Uganda. UIW-STAND has begun a new project with Gulu Hope called “Adopt-A-Village” that aims to build a water well, a medical clinic and a vocational school in a village in Uganda. The fundraising goal for the project is $15,000. So far, the group has raised $3,000. Rodriguez will present details of his 12-day trip during Welcome Week in Marian Ballroom (date and time TBA). For more information on the project, visit

Word Magazine
The latest issue of the Word magazine is available online at Hard copies are also being delivered on campus. If you prefer to read the magazine online and do not want your hard copy, please return the magazine to CPO 316. We are trying to reduce waste and save money, so please help us in this effort. If you have not received a hard copy and would like one, please contact Ashley Festa at 829-6001.

Marian Hall Menu
July 18, 21, 24
Lunch – Pulled Pork Sandwich
Dinner – King Ranch Chicken

July 16, 19, 22
Lunch – Taco Salad
Dinner – Beef Stroganoff

July 17, 20, 23
Lunch – Chef's Choice
Dinner – Spaghetti

Nursing Building Webcam is Live
Watch the progress of the nursing building renovation via the webcam link at

Instructors Wanted for China Incarnate Word
UIW International, an affiliate of UIW, is recruiting a limited number of instructors to teach at China Incarnate Word in Guangzhou, a city of 8 million located about two hours from Hong Kong. This position is for employment with UIW International, an affiliate. Instructors are needed to teach courses in English, business, journalism, communications, history and accounting. Applicants must have a master’s degree and 18 graduate hours in the teaching field to which they are applying. Benefits include salary, travel expenses, housing (apartment), meals and a training program. Departure date to China will be in late August 2010. Interested applicants should send a résumé or CV by e-mail to Osman Ozturgut at or by fax to (210) 805-5701. To view job description, qualifications and to apply online, visit UIW International is an equal opportunity employer.

Call for Papers on Social Justice
Verbum Incarnatum is an annual publication devoted to the exploration of issues relating to social justice. For the 2010 publication, the editors welcome papers from any discipline that address issues concerning race, class or gender and social justice. Previous issues have explored ethics and social justice, U.S. politics and social justice and health care and social justice. Manuscripts must follow APA style and are due no later than Nov. 1. Submit both an electronic and hard copies to Sabrina Koll at 4301 Broadway, CPO #1219, San Antonio, TX 78209. For more information, contact Koll at

Faculty Focus

Dr. Rod Elrod, associate professor of accounting, recently received his Ph.D. in business with a concentration in financial management from Northcentral University.

Conference Speaker
Dr. Annette Craven took the reins as president of the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs on June 28. The council is the accreditation association for the H-E-B School of Business and Administration. She has been invited to speak at the Quality Assurance in Postsecondary Education Conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia, and to speak with the Ministry of Education in Zagreb about the future of postsecondary education in that region. She is also on the Capital Campaign Committee for ACBSP’s Developing Global Leaders Initiative, a $2.3 million dollar fundraising campaign.

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

Visit the UIW Prep website at


Statue of CCVI Sister Unveiled
On July 12, there was a ceremony to unveil a bust of Sr. Maria G. Suarez Vazquez, CCVI, in the Rotunda of Illustrious Nurses in Mexico City. This deceased Sister of Charity of the Incarnate Word has been nationally honored as a leader in nursing in Mexico. For photos of the event, visit

Adopt a Duck
Help raise money for Haven for Hope and the Paseo Del Rio Association by adopting a rubber duck. On Aug. 21, more than 10,000 rubber ducks will be dropped into the San Antonio River, and the owners of the quickest ducks will win prizes. Ducks cost $5 each, and discounts are given on bulk duck purchases! To enter:

1. Go to  
2. Click on “Teams”
3. Click on “Haven for Hope Transformers”
4. Click on: MARCY ANDRADE

For more information, call Marcy Andrade at 220-2113 or visit

Brainpower Summer Camp
Join St. Peter Prince of Apostles for a fun summer adventure through Aug. 6. Each week, students will also encounter many age appropriate activities based on the weekly theme. This camp is for students age 18 months – 10 years old. For more information, visit and click on the summer camp link, or contact Kirsch Wilbergat (210) 845-3706 or

DVD Rentals
Use the promotion code 12345 to get a DVD rental at 50 percent off the first night at the kiosk in Marian Hall. The code will be valid for the rest of the year.