The Word e-News - Employee Newsletter
THE WEEK THAT WAS: Aug. 27, 2010

Photo of the Week

Dr. Renea Fike chats with a student at the Pass Through Pep Rally on Wednesday.


Mass of the Holy Spirit
The annual Mass of the Holy Spirit to begin the new academic year will begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 29 in the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. Join the UIW community as we pray for our community, country and world.

Brown Bag Lunch & Reflection
University Mission and Ministry is hosting a weekly brown bag lunch and reflection from 12:30 – 1:15 p.m. Mondays in the Heritage Room (AD 155). Bring your lunch and UMM will provide drinks and reflection. For more information, contact Beth Villarreal at Ext. 2736.

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

The Rev. Trevor Alexander and others from University Mission and Ministry served dinner to the UIW community to encourage fellowship on Wednesday.


Tons of students had a blast at Cardinal Camp on Saturday.

Crystal Campos invited students to participate at the Light the Way workdays during the Activities Fair on Wednesday.

Audrey Brooks and the Cardinal football team lead the crowd at the Pep Rally on Thursday evening.

Phonathon Seeks Volunteers
Faculty, staff and administrator volunteers are needed to help make calls to UIW alumni. Phonathon begins Saturday, Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the ICC Building business center. On Sunday, there will be two three-hour shifts between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. and on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, volunteers will make calls from 6-9 p.m. Food will be provided, so come enjoy the camaraderie helping to raise gifts for the UIW Annual Fund. For more information or to schedule your volunteer shift time and date, contact Patrick Greener at (210) 805-5832 or

Football Broadcast
KUIW radio and UIW-TV will broadcast all 2010 Cardinal Football home games. To listen free, visit will broadcast home games for $4.95 per game or $19.95 for the entire season. Log on at and click on “Live Steam.”  Cardinal Football kicks off at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28 at Benson Stadium. Go to for the complete Cardinal Football schedule. 

Fashion Show
UIW fashion students will participate in Nostalgia of Time, a fundraiser fashion show to benefit the Alamo Honor Flight, which sends veterans to visit the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C. The show will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28 at the Esplanade Gardens, 10790 Toepperwein Road. The doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $40 per person, and they include wine and hors d’oeuvres. For more information call (210) 566-7600 or e-mail

Student Veteran Orientation and PTSD Workshop
The UIW Student Veteran Orientation is for new students, veterans or anyone with questions about using VA benefits at UIW. Join the “lunch and learn” at noon Tuesday, Aug. 31 in the UIW library auditorium. Pizza and cookies will be served in the library foyer before and after the meeting. VA Coordinator Karen Wyatt and representatives from other UIW offices will answer questions. Immediately following will be the first “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Among Veteran Students” workshop. George Hamilton, GWoT Readjustment Counseling Outreach Specialist from the San Antonio Vet Center, will present the workshop and answer questions. For more information, contact Karen R. Wyatt at(210) 829-2705 or

Adopt-A-Village Project Unveiling
Join UIW student organization STAND for the first event of the year Wednesday, Sept. 1. The group began during spring 2009 and raised awareness about genocide in Darfur. The group is now STAND | One People, One Tribe. The mission is to eradicate poverty through education and medicine through the Adopt-A-Village project. The group aims to build vocational schools, medical clinics, an orphanage and water wells for $20,000. During the summer, the group built a school in Gulu, Uganda, and found a village to adopt for UIW. STAND will unveil the project at the event from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1 in Marian Hall Ballroom. T-shirts and jewelry from Uganda will be on sale, so bring your wallet! Proceeds will go toward the Adopt-A-Village fund. Proceeds from t-shirts will provide two uniforms for children in the Gulu school. For more information, contact Robert A. Rodriguez, founder of STAND, at (210) 232-0310 or or visit

Theatre Performance of “Jersey Boys”
The Department of Alumni Relations has purchased a block of tickets for the performance of “Jersey Boys” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9 at the Majestic Theatre.You may purchase tickets through our website. There are only a few tickets left! Seats are in the balcony section, and tickets cost $40 each. For more information, contact Alumni Relations at 829-6014.

Ramadan Dinner
The UIW community is invited to the second annual Ramadan Iftar (special dinner) at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3 in Marian Hall Ballroom. The dinner will be an opportunity to meet people from more than a dozen different countries and to see an exhibit of plants from the UIW Holy Land Garden. The dinner is co-sponsored by the Muslim American Society, MAS-Freedom, the San Antonio Muslim Women's Association, and UIW Liturgical Outreach. For more information or to RSVP with the number attending, contact Blanca Morales at or call829-3854 and leave a message. Please RSVP by Aug. 31 so enough food will be prepared for all attending.

Medicine Disposal
MedDRopSA provides a safe and easy way to dispose of unwanted and expired over-the-counter and prescription medications. These medicines can pose a risk to the environment when flushed or dumped in a landfill. Removing these medications from homes can also help curb abuse and avoid accidental ingestion. Bring any unwanted medicines along with other household hazardous waste items to the City of San Antonio’s mobile collection events to dispose of them for free. The next event is from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Alamodome, 100 Montana Street, Lot B, Cherry Street Entrance. For more information, visit or contact Dr. Helen Smith at the Feik School of Pharmacy, who is partnering with the sponsors for the event.

Constitution Day
Dr. Joseph Stewart, professor in the Department of Political Science at Clemson University, will make a presentation at 2 p.m. Sept. 17 in the library auditorium in honor of Constitution Day. For more information, contact Dr. Lydia Andrade at

Department News

Banner Budget Training Class
Learn how to be a successful budget manager for your department in the new fiscal year. Three sessions are available to teach you how to read and understand your budgets. Sessions will be from 9-10:30 a.m. Sept. 8-10 in G-16 training room in the basement of the library. You must have access to your departmental budget before signing up for the class, and you must have taken the Banner Navigational Course offered through the IT Department. The class is limited to eight participants per session, so e-mail Tom Duckworth at to schedule your session. He will confirm your class date.

Community News

UIW in the News blog: Looking forward to the weekend

Incarnate Word football preview

Two added to UIW Hall of Fame

University Traffic
UIW police officers will be directing drivers off campus from 4-6 p.m. because traffic on Hildebrand has increased and backs up drivers exiting campus. When the UIW light is red or traffic is extremely heavy on Hildebrand, the officer has been ordered to direct all campus traffic to exit at Broadway/Burr Road. Please follow the direction of the officers and be patient with the process. For more information, contact UIW Police at (210) 829-6030.

United Way/Days of Caring
UIW will team up with United Way for the annual Days of Caring on Friday, Oct. 8. We will help Seton Homes, one of the CCVI ministries, this year. They need a variety of projects completed. Lunch is included. 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.

Nursing Building Webcam
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. Denise Staudt presented gift bags to the faculty and staff of the Dreeben School of Education at the Fall 2010 Faculty Retreat on Aug. 18.

Faculty Family Potluck Supper
Relax, have fun, make new friends and enjoy old friends at the faculty family potluck supper from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 in Marian Hall Ballroom. Bring your family, a significant other, or come on your own. Bring some food to share. Iced tea will be provided.

Media Guide Forms Needed
Thanks to all who have already responded. We’re still waiting on most of the forms. Please return the form to Ashley Festa at indicating whether you are willing to participate. Even a “no” response is helpful for our records. If you did not receive a form, e-mail Ashley and she’ll send you one.

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

High Schools

College Connection
The College Connection for Incarnate Word High School students will begin with a welcome at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 in the IWHS McGowen Gymnasium. There will be programs throughout the day. For more information, contact Mónica L. Solís-Hoefl, IWHS Director of Guidance, (210) 829-3110 or

SAIW Theatre Company Productions
The 2010-11 St. Anthony/Incarnate Word theatre season will offer Greek Stories: From Artemis to Zeus – Sept. 9-11 at 7 p.m. in the Incarnate Word High School gymnasium. A truly epic cast takes the audience on a journey through a world filled with gods, nymphs, and many well known myths. Tickets cost $6 for adults, $5 for students and $3 for children. Shows will be. For more information or to reserve tickets, contact Lara Willars at or call the main office at (210) 829–3100.

SACHS Retreat Night
Chili’s proudly supports St Anthony Catholic High School Retreat Program! Present the Chili’s flier, and Chili’s will donate 10 percent of sales to the school. SACHS Retreat Night will be from 4-10 p.m. Sept. 6,13 and 20 at the Chili’s in The Quarry Market. For more information, contact Alejandro Calderon at

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:

  • The family of Betty “B.J.” Gilbert 72 (BSN) on her recent death.
  • The family of Gertrude “Trude” Schafer Harris 43 (Bachelor of Music) on her recent death.

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.

5K Run/Walk
St. Peter Prince of Apostles Catholic School will hold its first 5K run/walk beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 behind the UIW Natatorium. The run/walk will go through the beautiful campus of UIW, rain or shine. There will be medals awarded to the winners. The entry fee is $10 per person, and early registration is encouraged but not required. For more information or to register, call Jacob Saucedo or Maria Littlefield at 824-3171, or visit