The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: July 30, 2010

Photo of the Week

Gladys Delgado, Lisa Schultz and Rick Smith, of the Alumni Relations Office, put on quite a party at the Alumni Luau and Margarita Tasting on July 22.


Masses Canceled
There will be no noon Mass today while Fr. Tom is on vacation.

Mass for Incarnate Word Missionaries
You are invited to attend Mass at San Fernando Cathedral at 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 8.The new Incarnate Word missionaries will receive a special blessing at the televised Mass. Seats will be reserved for IW missionaries, Sisters and associates. The Frost Bank parking lot is free on Sundays for those who worship at the cathedral. The lot is located on Flores Street, half a block north of Commerce. For more information, contact Carolyn Psencik at (210) 828-2224 Ext. 260 or

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


Sodexo provided a barbecue on the patio behind the Administration Building on Thursday for faculty and staff. 

Alumni and Freshmen Gatherings
Alumni and incoming students are invited to get together across the state for events to welcome the 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:

Saturday, July 31
5-7 p.m.
London Grill and Tavern
129 East Nolana
McAllen, TX 78504

Tickets Available for Natural Bridge Caverns
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 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

UIW in the News
Universities partner to offer degrees on Northeast Side

United Way/Days of Caring
UIW will team up with United Way for the annual Days of Caring on Friday, Oct. 8. The list of projects will be available in mid-August and the selection will match the number and abilities of our volunteers. In the past, our UIW team has made Christmas cards for children, picked up trash, done yard work, painted buildings and completed many other projects that benefit the charitable organizations who submit their list of needs. For the past two years, our team has helped staff a carnival at the San Antonio State Hospital.

Most of the projects begin around 8:30 a.m. and end at about 3:30 p.m. Transportation to and from UIW, along with breakfast, lunch, snacks and soft drinks are provided. You will also receive a free Days of Caring t-shirt to wear and keep. To volunteer, contact Roslyn Grimes at or 829-2748. Your participation counts as a regular, UIW-paid day, but please verify with your supervisor that you can be absent from the campus that day.

The Days of Caring annual event is always a fun and rewarding opportunity to help others in the San Antonio community. Please help represent UIW!

Nursing Building is Rising Higher
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

Dr. Agnese warns everyone to park in their designated areas – or else!

Faculty Focus

New Mass Setting Winners
The National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) recently announced that Messa Rinnovare: Mass of Renewal by William Gokelman and David Kauffman won first place in a new Mass setting competition sponsored by NPM. More than 150 entries were submitted. Five judges chose four finalists, and the compositions were sung by and voted on by more than 2,000 NPM members who attended the national convention in Detroit, Mich. Audio, visual and print samples will be available soon at

Sr. Martha Ann Kirk presented “Promoting the Common Good through Intercultural Understanding and Interfaith Dialogue: A Study of Using Online International Exchanges with University Students in the U.S., Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates” atthe International Conference on Multiculturalism and Global Community. The conference was sponsored by the Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies, Iranian National Commission for UNESCO and the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) University. More than 20 countries were represented at the conference. Find more information at

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


Our prayers and sympathy go to:

  • David & Mary Elaine Jones (UIW Nursing faculty) & family on the recent loss of her mother, Lillie Sofia Adamek.
  • Allesandra Manon (IWHS ’09) & family on the recent loss of her grandmother, Mary Annah Hoey-Aleman (attended IWHS), daughter of the late Annah Mitchell Hoey (BA ’35).
  • Jane Briscoe Marmion, Dolph Briscoe III and Cele Briscoe Carpenter & their families on the recent loss of their father, Dolph Briscoe Jr. (UIW friend).
  • Tim & Margaret (UIW Associate Director of PR) Garcia & family on the recent loss of her father, Fidel Flores.
  • Mirella Garza Kennedy (IWHS ’71, BA ’76, MED ’90, former SACHS staff) & family on the recent loss of her father, Alfonso J. Garza (former UIW Development Board).
  • Edward Goldbeck Sr. (UIW friend) & family on the recent loss of his wife, Virginia Rutledge Goldbeck.
  • Sr. M. Lourdes Urrutia, CCVI & family on the recent loss of her mother, Martha Urrutia Chavez Guevara.
  • Gayle & Tom Benson (UIW friends) & family on the recent loss of her father, Francis J. LaJaunie.
  • J. Laland McCormick & family on the recent loss of his wife, Anita Joan Gilbert McCormick (IWHS ’51).
  • Don & Nancy (UIW Accounts Payable) Mizera & family on the recent loss of his father, Edward Mizera.
  • The family of Josephine A. Zeman Peters (BA ’58, MED ’61) on her recent death.
  • The family of Linda Holmes Porazzi (MSN ’90) on her recent death.
  • Virgil & Bebe Steves Rosser (UIW friends) and Joan Steves Devine (UIW friend) & family on the recent loss of Elizabeth Steves Shannon (daughter of the late Sam Bell Steves (former UIW Board of Trustees).
  • The family of Bernard William Siegel (UIW former student) on his recent death.
  • Keith Tucker (UIW Director of Counseling) & Marveen Mahon (UIW Director of Health Services) & family on the recent loss of his brother, Robert E. Tucker.

Book Discussion and Signing
Michele Maxwell, author of Mary, Matrix of Change, will share the inspiration behind her book and its transformational content from 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 15 in the ICC auditorium. She will also sign copies of the book. The book enables one to see the egocentric cloud of sleep in which most of us live and the way we can become awake, alive and aware. Get a renewed understanding of the Rosary, which has the power to move us to a more authentic and active faith. The event is sponsored by SPARKS/CHISPAS, which stands for Spiritual Practices and the Arts Reclaiming Knowledge of the Soul / Cristo Humano Inspira Su Pasión por las Artes y el Silencio. For more information, contact Alice Holden or Cecilia Perez at (210) 525-1232or

Movie Nights in the Heights
Come on out and spend an evening under the stars with your family and enjoy Hollywood hits! Movies will be shown at Alamo Heights Park, next to the Nature Trails parking lot off Viesca Ave. Don’t forget to bring pillows, blankets, lawn chairs and coolers. Limited concessions will be available. Movies start at 8:30 p.m.

  • Friday, July 30th: “The Blind Side” (rated PG-13)
  • Saturday, Aug. 21st: “Up” (rated PG)
  • Saturday, Sept. 18th: “The Goonies” (rated PG)
  • Saturday, Oct. 16th: “Beetlejuice” (rated PG)

There will be prizes! Donations of canned food or spare change will help support the San Antonio Food Bank. For more information, call (210) 389-0547.

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.